Agricultural Finance Corporation Head of Operations Job in Kenya

The Agricultural Finance Corporation [AFC] is a State Corporation
whose mandate is to provide quality and sustainable customer focused
financial services for the development of the agricultural sector in
Kenya. 
In order to achieve this objective, the
Corporation wishes to invite applications from exceptionally talented,
results driven, self-motivated individuals with proven track record for
the position of:
Head of Operations
 
The job holder heads the Operations Department and reports to the Chief Executive Officer. 

 

Responsibilities
He/She is charged with the following responsibilities:-  
  • Work closely with the CEO to develop and drive challenging but achievable Corporation’s strategic objectives and ensure that performance based schemes are in place to drive the business and achieve the results
  • Lead the AFC business development function and ensure organic business growth in line with the Corporation’s strategies and plans
  • Using an open and inclusive management style, provide leadership focus for the management of the AFC credit strategies and policies through a highly motivated credit team
  • Ensure tight performance and process controls in the AFC loan portfolio
  • Ensure that the implementation of the AFC credit policies are supported by clear lines of accountability for each service level, section managers and staff in the department
  • Cultivate and reinforce strong business relationships with existing customers and farmers and establish new and sustainable business linkages and partnerships as is appropriate
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics or related fields
  • Professional Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Business Administration or related field from a recognized university.
  • Must be computer literate
  • Have training and exposure at Senior Management Level
  • Ten years’ experience earned in a similar position in a busy service oriented environment preferably in the agricultural sector, banking sector or within a development financial institution.
Personal Specifications
  • Posses/demonstrates project and process management skills
  • Be a result oriented relationship builder with an exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and capacity to work under pressure without supervision in tough and competitive environment so as to grow and collectable portfolio and volume of AFC lending clientele
  • Posses excellent organizing, mobilizing, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Be a team player who is able to develop strong relationships with arange of stakeholders and demonstrates ability to influence at multiple levels within the Agricultural Industry.
How to Apply

An attractive and competitive salary package will be offered to the successful candidates.


Suitably
qualified candidates should submit their applications together with
updated Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of certificates and
testimonials, telephone contacts, and at least three referees, one of
whom must be a past employer. 
Applications should be addressed to:

The Managing Director
Agricultural Finance Corporation
Development House 7th Floor, Moi Avenue
P.O. Box 30367 – 00100 GPO
Nairobi

And should be mailed or hand delivered.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday, 15th March, 2016 at 5.00 pm.

AFC is an equal opportunity Employer. 
Lack of inclusions of all details as sought for or any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. 
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Website www.agrifinance.org


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