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  • Recruitment in a Microfinance Bank

  • Posted on: 20 October, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Global Profilers is a Recruitment & HR Services firm specialized in recruitment in Africa; we are currently looking for an Operations Head for our client who is a Microfinance Bank.

    Operations Manager


    Job Purpose
    The individual will play a vital role in ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the business run smoothly. The individual will be responsible for ensuring that effective methods are put into place so that the company runs to its maximum productivity.

    • ·         Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of organizations mission -- specifically, support better management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organizational planning.
    • ·         Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Services (HR, IT and Finance), through improvements to each function as well as coordination and communication between support and business functions.
    • ·         Play a significant role in long-term planning, including an initiative geared toward operational excellence.
    • ·         Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems and controls.
    • ·         Regular meetings with Managing Director around fiscal planning..


    • ·         Accounting Degree required
    • ·         Minimum of 2 years of Banking Operations experience required
    • ·         Individual and Company performance Bonuses included

    Key Skills/Competencies

    • ·         Excellent people manager, open to direction and Collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done
    • ·         Good computer knowledge especially MS Office packages.
    • ·         Extensive communication and presentation skills.
    • ·         Having good judgment in making appropriate and sound decisions
    • ·         Performance Management skills
    • ·         Leadership skills
    • ·         Taking risks and innovative
    • ·         Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
    • ·         Ability to manage time and workload effectively which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing with attention to details.
    • ·         Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization.
    • ·         Ability to look at situations from several points of view
    • ·         Persuasive with details and facts
    • ·         Delegate responsibilities effectively

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    Managing Director



    • ·         Overall control and supervision of all activities of the bank
    • ·         Supervise and build teams, delegate responsibility and develop employee talents.
    • ·         Organisation's activities are accordingly planned and directed to achieve affirmed targets and standards for financial performance, quality, culture and legislative adherence
    • ·         Decisions of the Executive and Management Committee are communicated to all levels of the Institution and are implemented.
    • ·         Meetings of the Executive Committee and the Management Committee are regularly held
    • under his Chairmanship.
    • ·         Identify, develop and direct the implementation of business strategies
    • ·         Run the bank on sound commercial and professional principles that is defined on corporate objectives
    • ·         Initiate short, medium and long-term strategies, action plans and targets in line with the defined vision, mission and objectives of the bank.
    • ·         Analyze the bank’s financial viability and cost structure regularly and appropriate  measures to monitor and reduce costs in relation to the banks operations and services provided.
    • ·         Regular review of the bank’s competitive environment and appropriate measures to increase the market share and ensure that the bank retain sits
    • ·         Market position as the leading micro- finance bank in the country.
    • ·         Constantly looks for and seizes opportunities favourable to the expansion of the baank’s activities.

    Qualification and Experience:

    • ·         Finance, Accounting or Business Degree required
    • ·         5 – 7 years of banking experience required
    • ·         Experience in a combination of Marketing, Credit and Operations needed
    • ·         Individual and Company performance Bonuses included
    • ·         Pool car available for operations
    • ·         Car for MD available after 3 – Months of good performance recorded

    Skill and Competencies Required

    • ·         Effective communicator
    • ·         Excellent leadership skills
    • ·         Management experience and the ability to motivate employees.
    • ·         Results oriented
    • ·         Creative
    • ·         Strong business-development skills
    • ·         Ability to interact with clients, staff and senior management.

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    Internal Auditor


    Job summary
    The candidate will provide independent assurance that the organization's risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively.


    • ·         Evaluate and provide reasonable assurance that risk management, control, and governance systems are functioning as intended and will enable the organization's objectives and goals to be met
    • ·         Report risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified directly to the audit committee and provides recommendations for improving the organization's operations, in terms of both efficient and effective performance
    • ·         Evaluate information security and associated risk exposures
    • ·         Evaluate regulatory compliance program with consultation from legal counsel
    • ·         Evaluate the organisation's readiness in case of business interruption
    • ·         Maintain open communication with management and the audit committee

    Qualification and Experience:

    • ·         Integrity
    • ·         Relationship building
    • ·         Partnering
    • ·         Communication skills
    • ·         Team work
    • ·         Continuous learning
    • ·         Diversity


    •     Accounting Degree required
    •     Minimum of 2 years of Internal Audit experience required
    •     Individual and Company performance Bonuses included

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click on preferred job title to apply online.

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