Micro Finance Business Leader at UJAMAA Africa

On Monday, April 7th, 2014

Location: Based in Korogocho Slums

Closing Date: 10/04/2014

Company Profile:

UJAMAA – Africa is an NGO founded with the aim of promoting health, personal safety and economic empowerment to vulnerable women and children.

UJAMAA’s economic empowerment arm – UJAMAA MASHINANI, seeks to change its previous approach of lending small startup loans, to establishing a well thought out innovation owned by the people, for the people in form of a village bank.

We are seeking an individual, with a passion based on the principals of creating a robust and transparent village bank with a client centric approach, in order to serve our clients better and achieve long term sustainability.

A system that will open doors, and create opportunities for economic empowerment which will ultimately improve and transform livelihoods.


  • The primary responsibility is to create and develop UJAMAA MASHINANI, its products and services, and mentor internal staff trainers to become effective trainers, through innovative ways.
  • Be responsible for leading the department, assuring its full integration with other activities of the organization, especially to identify and implement cross-strengthening activities in regards to microfinance and village banking.
  • Be responsible for developing, maintaining and strengthening relationships with UJAMAA – Africa donors, the community, relevant international and domestic financial institutions and/or Ministries.
  • Develop strategy and work plans for UJAMAA Mashinani, in consultation with UJAMAA – Africa executive management.
  • Promote and market UJAMAA MASHINANI to various the stakeholders with potential for expansion.
  • Oversee and finalize the development and training relevant to the client base and community at large.
  • Maintain a high quality of training tools and develop an effective methodology for training consistent with best international practices.
  • Develop evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of UJAMAA Mashinani, with expansion into other slums in consideration.
  • Facilitate and spearhead functions, duties and responsibilities.
  • Supervise staff in the department going by the guidelines set up by UJAMAA MASHINANI.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent  information and management skills.
  • Must possess minimum 3 years working experience management or similar role.
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills coupled with excellent organization and planning .
  • Knowledge of business development concepts and a mind tuned into innovative concepts.
  • Knowledge and ability to understand and execute management functions, financial and accounting policies, rules and procedures.
  •  Experience working in development sector in Administration and Finance management (Preferably in Micro Finance).
  • Ability to prioritize and handle a diverse and heavy workload, working under pressure and strict adherence to tight deadlines.
  • Strong IT skills

Minimum requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree  in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance and Accounting or Management – a Master’s degree in any Business Management related field,  would be an added advantage.
  • Candidates with experience in running a micro loan are highly encouraged  to apply.

To apply send your detailed, updated resume and motivation letter, to [email protected]

Include the Job Title and JOB ID in the subject line.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NO CANVASSING, only EMAIL applications to the above address will be considered.

:  5pm on 10th April 2014.

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