Credit Manager at Coffee Development Fund (CoDF)

On Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Coffee Development Fund (CoDF) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, vested with the responsibility of providing sustainable, affordable credit to Coffee farmers and financial solutions to the Coffee sector.

The Fund invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the following vacant position:
Credit Manager

This position reports to the Managing Trustee of the Fund

Position Function
Responsible for the overall leadership of the Credit Management Function and successful attainment of a healthy loan portfolio through risk mitigation
Key Responsibilities
  • Manage and oversee the credit management function
  • Develop and optimize sound loan portfolio management through efficient and effective credit analysis
  • Develop and implement appropriate strategies for attracting and retaining prime credit that will ensure the long term sustainability of the Fund.
  • Report on outstanding loan accounts to the Managing Trustee on a monthly basis.
  • Responsible for preparing quarterly/annual reports on the credit portfolio performance for decision making.
  • Manage relationship with our customers in order to reduce exposure to potential bad debt.
  • Continuously review, implement and administer the Fund’s credit strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all credit requests and approvals procedures and processes comply with the Fund’s policies and procedures.
  • Train credit team to enhance their skill and knowledge in credit appraisals
  • Develop and implement a robust credit appraisal system in order to minimize credit risks and ensure prudent credit decisions.
  • Establish and maintain a system that fosters a culture of teamwork, employee’s empowerment and commitment to the Department and the Fund’s goals.
  • In collaboration with the human resource department, develop and implement a succession planning program for the Credit department to facilitate continuity and availability of required skill and competence to meet the needs of the department.
Job Specifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business related field.
  • MBA or its postgraduate equivalent in a business related field.
  • Qualification in ACCA/CPA/CFA.
  • Over 8 years working experience in a financial institution, 4 of which should be at senior management level.
  • Has proven experience in Credit/lending administration.
  • Experience in micro finance is an added advantage.
  • Working knowledge of ERP
Key Competencies
  • Able to work independently and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential
  • Satisfy chapter six of constitution on integrity
  • Team Player.
The successful candidate will be employed on Permanent and Pensionable terms.
Kindly submit your application with a detailed resume indicating education and qualifications, work experience, copies of academic, professional certificates and testimonials, your current position, current and expected remuneration level, day time contact phone numbers, e-mail address and three referees, to reach the undersigned on or before Wednesday 11th November, 201 3, addressed to:
The Ag. Managing Trustee, 
Coffee Development Fund
P.O. Box 52714 – 00200, 
Coffee Development Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Only short listed candidates shall be contacted.
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