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Regional Managers

The Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) is a state Corporation whose objective 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 seeks to recruit qualified and experienced professionals in the following areas:

Job Title: Regional Managers

Job Description:

The job holder reports to the General Manager – Operations. He/She will supervise and coordinate the Regional operations in order to ensure the Corporation’s goals and objectives are achieved.

Responsibilities for the Regional Manager Job

  • Manage the performance of the credit portfolio of the branches in order to reduce the delinquency rate in line with the set corporate targets;
  • Review and evaluate branch operations in the region and make quarterly visits to verify that the branches are complying with the internal controls and recommend corrective action for any weaknesses noted;
  • Prepare, monitor and evaluate monthly performance reports in order to assess performance of branches in the region;
  • Chair Regional Loans Committee to evaluate loan applications for approval or recommend to higher approving authority to ensure good and collectable loans are made;
  • Chair Regional Arrears Committee to handle difficult cases from the branches and recommend appropriate action;
  • Co-ordinate the preparation and implementation of annual plans and budgets for branches within the region to ensure realistic targets are set and achieved hence contribute towards financial stability and business growth;
  • Training of staff within the region on credit management, accounting, legal and relevant areas in order to enhance overall performance;
  • Chair staff meetings within the Region on issues pertaining to performance and other administrative issues to ensure enhanced performance;
  • Chair Regional Anti-corruption meetings on quarterly basis to ensure zero tolerance on corruption issues;
  • Review and recommend imprest claims for branches within the region to the Chief
  • Accountant to ensure genuine vouchers are re-imbursed;
  • Represent the Corporation at various meetings for stakeholders to ensure AFC’s interests are taken care of as well as to market the Corporation’s products and services;
  • Ensure the Region is adequately resourced by professional and competent staff including completing performance appraisals, personal development, succession plans, coaching and mentoring and foster a culture in which staff feel supported to deliver exceptional results

Qualifications for the Regional Manager Job

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or any other business related fields.
  • Post-graduate diploma in Agriculture
  • 8 years relevant experience in a financial institution
  • Strong communication & analytical skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Business acumen
  • Report writing skills
  • Individual leadership skills
  • Accounting & Audit skills
  • Planning and organizing skills

Method of Application

Interested candidates may access detailed job specifications, duties and responsibilities for the positions and the experience required on our website www.agrifinance.org.

Successful candidates will be offered competitive salary and benefits package. Applications with detailed curriculum vitae including three referees with their current telephone contacts, copies of certificates and testimonials should be addressed to: –

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

Closing date for applications is 3rd June 2017 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.

 


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