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  • Posted on: 4 May, 2015 Deadline: 11 May, 2015
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  • FINCA is recruiting for an experienced, motivated and hands-on Branch Manager (BM) to join FINCA’s start-up microfinance bank in Nigeria.  This is a middle manager position with a direct reporting line to the Regional Manager (RM) or as may be assigned, and is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective delivery of all FINCA services in his/her branch.

    The branch manager is responsible for all of the functions of a branch office, like hiring employees, approving loans and attracting savings, marketing the branch, building a rapport with the community in order to attract business and assisting customers with account problems. A branch manager is also responsible for making sure that the branch's goals and objectives are met in a timely fashion.

    Branch Manager

     

    About the Job

    FINCA is recruiting for an experienced, motivated and hands-on Branch Manager (BM) to join FINCA’s start-up microfinance bank in Nigeria.  This is a middle manager position with a direct reporting line to the Regional Manager (RM) or as may be assigned, and is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective delivery of all FINCA services in his/her branch.

    The branch manager is responsible for all of the functions of a branch office, like hiring employees, approving loans and attracting savings, marketing the branch, building a rapport with the community in order to attract business and assisting customers with account problems. A branch manager is also responsible for making sure that the branch's goals and objectives are met in a timely fashion.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Ensures that the branch office is properly staffed and that the staff is trained to meet customer service needs as well as sales objectives
    • Implements strategies to achieve goals assigned to the office as established in the Bank’s overall strategic plan; assists in the development of the annual budget for the office and adheres to budget parameters.
    • Cooperates with, participates in, and supports the adherence to all internal policies, procedures, and practices in support of risk management and overall safety and soundness and the Bank's compliance with all regulatory requirements; ensures that the office and all personnel adhere to the same.
    • Keeps personnel informed of pertinent policies and procedures affecting the office and/or their jobs; creates an atmosphere in which upward communication from employees is encouraged.
    • Provides periodic reports to the Regional Manager (BM) or as may be assigned, and other groups as required throughout the Bank.
    • Actively participates in community organizations and activities in a manner which reflects favorably on the Bank.
    • Plan and monitor daily cash requirements of the branch.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • HND/Bachelor’s degree in Business Admin or related fields
    • 4 years of relevant experience, 2 years  in branch management in a financial institution, exposure to lending practice is desired
    • Strong managerial skills and experience
    • Fluency in English required, Igbo language proficiency is beneficial
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point.  

    Critical Competencies:

    • Leading with integrity - Reinforces our values through daily behaviour and holds others accountable to ethical behavior
    • Employee engagement - Maintains a fulfilling work environment and engages staff based on their strengths. Mentors others to develop their skills and provides feedback on performance regularly.
    • Responsible for results - Takes responsibility for own actions and manages others to focus on key priorities.
    • Recruitment and staffing - Makes quality hiring decisions; Forecasts staffing needs accurately; Follows Company hiring process
    • Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; continually works to improve supervisory skills.
    • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
    • Financial responsibility - Conserves organizational resources and works within budget guidelines.

    Candidate Profile
    To perform the job successfully, the candidate should demonstrate the following competencies and qualities:

    • An effective implementer of organizational policies and procedures at the branch
    • Willingness to relocate to Owerri, Nigeria and to travel within the country (50% of the time)
    • Enterprising and self-driven personality with the ability to adapt and acquire new skills
    • Ability to translate knowledge of business needs into value propositions mutually beneficial to customers and the branch.
    • Excellent leadership and communication skills
    • Highly attentive to detail with excellent organizational and documentation skills
    • Results-oriented, with the ability to motivate the team to be consistent with performance
    • Strong fit to FINCA’s desired corporate culture and values, and commitment to furthering FINCA’s mission and vision.  In particular, must demonstrate a commitment to transparency and integrity
    • Understands the needs of a start-up, with willingness and ability to perform duties beyond the scope of work

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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