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Saturday, 22 June 2013

Deputy Chief Operating Officer - Finca International in Kampala

Job Title: Deputy Chief Operating Officer (COO), Uganda


FINCA International, one of the world's leading microfinance institutions, provides financial services to more than 950,000 clients through 21 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Greater Middle East. FINCA International is looking for Deputy Chief Operating Officer (COO) for FINCA Uganda, to be based in Kampala.

The Deputy COO will oversee all aspects of the business in their assigned Region. S/he will be responsible for developing and formulating a Business Growth Plan, analyzing and understanding competition and market dynamics, recognizing opportunities for more operational efficiencies, ensuring policy compliance, developing human resources needed to achieve targeted outreach plans and critically building an operational management bench that can be deployed internally in the subsidiary and across the Africa region. The Deputy COO will ensure that outreach is market led, client focused and mission driven. The Deputy COO will be evaluated on his/her ability to manage overall individual branch performance to achieve business growth while ensuring cost effective operations delivery and strong internal controls to protect the mission and deliver value to our clients.

In addition to Regional Management responsibilities, the Deputy COO will be assigned special initiatives that would focus on policies and procedures development, internal control strengthening, new product development, product distribution, research, or efficiency maximization.

The Deputy COO will report directly to the COO and will be responsible for the following areas in their assigned geographic region:

Branch and Regional Management
Savings Mobilization
Human Resources

It is anticipated the Deputy COO would play a key role in further development and expansion within the subsidiary or in the Africa region potentially with new expansion affiliates at the senior management level.

Ideal profile:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration required, Master’s degree desirable or equivalent work experience,
4-year experience minimum in banking or microfinance with strong credit, controls and management background.
Experience in developing and implementing strategic/operational plans for financial institutions,
Excellent organizational, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills,
High level of customer service and strong willingness to work in the field,
Strong business management and negotiation skills,
Experience managing and motivating a large staff,
Excellent interpersonal, communication and training skills,
Excellent technical report writing skills and computer literacy,
Fluency in English required,
Availability to travel domestically.

How to apply
Deadline: 28 /06 /2013