• Vacancy at La Fayette Microfinance Bank Limited

  • Posted on: 20 August, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • La Fayette Microfinance Bank Limited will join Cameroon, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Cambodia and Ivory Coast as member of Advans group network. Advans SA SICAR was created in 2005 by Horus Development Finance together with several development financial institutions: IFC, FMO, KFW, CDC, EIB, AFD Group. The Advans group has 2.600 employees throughout the world, and almost 320.000 clients.

    La Fayette Microfinance Bank recently received the Approval-in-Principle from the Central Bank of Nigeria to carry out microfinance services in Oyo State. La Fayette MFB will be headquartered in Ibadan, the State’s capital. The Company will be incorporated in June 2012 and is expected to start operations in December 2012. La Fayette’s lead shareholder will be Advans S.A. with an equity investment of $3.1 million (501.0 million naira). IFC and KfW are each investing $1.1 million (174.5 million naira), while FMO is investing $940,000 (150.0 million naira).

    Within 5 years, La Fayette Microfinance Bank will reach 19,900 active loans in year 5, for a EUR 17.6 million gross loan portfolio, and slightly less than 40,000 voluntary deposits, representing a total of EUR 5.3 million. There will be a total of 400 staff at the end of year 5; 349 in the branch network, and 51 at head-office. Loan officers will account for 43% of total staff.

    Client Officer

     

    Job Description
    The Client Officer is responsible for processing the loans, monitoring the loan portfolio and developing the Advans La Fayette MFB loan clientele. He/she will also be responsible for developing the savings and deposits portfolio for the target groups.

    The client Officer will spend more than 60% of the time on the field by performing visits to clients in commercial areas.
     
    ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS

    •     Degree, Higher National Diploma (preferably in the following areas: management / accountancy / banking & finance / economics / marketing)
    •     Good relationship and communication skills, strong team spirit
    •     Analysis skills
    •     Good computer skills
    •     Real motivation to work and grow in a challenging context
    •     Taste for fieldwork

    ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS REQUIRED

    •     Practical knowledge of micro / small / medium businesses
    •     Knowledge of microfinance bank sector is a must
    •     Writing skills
    •     Knowledge of the local languages, especially yoruba

    Method of Application

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

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