Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Business Development Officer

SMEP Deposit Taking Microfinance Limited, a growing Nationwide Christian MFI regulated by Central Bank of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Business Development Officer – Agribusiness
Ref: BDOA/4/7/HRD/2013

Reporting to the Head of Operations, the successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:-

Duties and Responsibilities

Implementation of the agribusiness strategy
Championing market and product development in Agribusiness
Coordinate research in agribusiness interventions
Managing relations with agribusiness agencies, donors, and other stakeholders
Development of agribusiness training programs for staff, farmers and other stakeholders
Facilitate recruitment and registration of agribusiness customers.
Loan disbursements and deposit mobilization that meet defined growth and quality targets
Agribusiness reporting
Responsible for cumulating and maintaining agribusiness information
Maintain good public relation between SMEP and outsiders e.g. Public administration, farming co
mmunities, business community etc

Qualifications and experience:

Bachelors degree in a Agri-business related field
Have knowledge in group/individual agri-business lending
Demonstrable skills in strong leadership, marketing and reporting
Computer literacy
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Persuasive with strong recognition skills,
Self-driven and possess the ability to work with minimum supervision
Have good knowledge of the micro-finance industry and practices and
A self-starter who possesses excellent presentation skills
Must be a committed Christian
Aged between 30 and 40 years

Qualified and interested candidates who meet the above criteria should download the “Job Application Form Here” and send their filled applications torecruitment@smep.co.ke on or before Tuesday, 12th July, 2013.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.