Organization: UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI)

Duty Station: Bombo Road, Ibanda, Ishaka, Jinja, Kagadi, Kyotera, Lira, Lyantonde, Mbale, Mbarara, Mpigi, Nakasero, Nakivale, Nansana, Ntungamo Branch, Rubaga Road, Rukungiri, Rushere and Sembabule, Uganda

Reference: HR/STAFF/VAC – 1/21/1/21

UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) is a registered financial institution in Uganda and is adherent to the Central Bank’s regulations and guidelines and was founded in 1994 to provide quality microfinance services.

Job Summary:  The Credit Officer will be responsible for preparation of customer loan applications, assessing their creditworthiness, generally managing customer relationships and loan portfolio as guided by the institution’s Credit policies and annual operating plan. Interested applicants should be willing to work in the following locations: Bombo Road, Ibanda, Ishaka, Jinja, Kagadi, Kyotera, Lira, Lyantonde, Mbale, Mbarara, Mpigi, Nakasero, Nakivale, Nansana, Ntungamo Branch, Rubaga Road, Rukungiri, Rushere and Sembabule.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Loan mobilization: Supports all effort at branch level to grow assets by participating in mobilization campaigns, scheduling meetings for potential loan applicants to obtain information on loans and answering questions about the process, available loan types or credit options that are available including the terms and conditions governing borrowing.
  • Appraising loan files: Analyses loan applicants’ financial status, credit, and property evaluations to determine feasibility of granting loans to be submitted to the branch credit committee in compliance with set loan standards of the institution.
  • Presents & defends loan file to the branch Credit committee: responsible for presenting client’s loan files and defending them with facts, business cases and analyzed information to support a credit decision to be reached by the branch credit committee (for loans below 5M) or referred to the region/ Head office (for loans above 5M).
  • Loan compliance: Conducts monitoring (daily) of client’s loan performance in line with agreed terms and conditions of the loan and per set credit policy and procedures at UGAFODE to guarantee a qualitative loan portfolio for the institution.
  • Reporting: Undertakes reporting (day- to-day) on all client loan compliances, non-compliances, incidents arising out of bad loans and trends in loan repayments as well as any feedback to support a qualitative portfolio.
  • Loan recovery efforts: Provides the leadership regarding recoveries at branch level by being accountable for client loan application process, analysis and the subsequent decisions thereof. This includes: monitoring of loan performance and reporting, KYC/AML procedures of the client, loan collateral and recovery procedures that may arise out of poor loan management.
  • KIVA Project initiator: Responsible for dissemination of KIVA project information to all clients, (those borrowing up to 5M), helping them to complete application form and submitting it to the Credit Supervisor to be uploaded into the system.
  • Loan documentation: Responsible for collecting, receiving, completing and updating all client loan files with loan information as and when needed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidates for the UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) Credit Officer jobs must hold Diplomas in microfinance/finance/accounting/business administration/marketing/ education/agriculture/ social development studies and any other related courses.
  • Planning and organising
  • Customer service
  • Team player
  • Influencing and negotiation
  • Business drive
  • Numerate personality with strong analytical skills
  • Trainable /fast learner
  • Knowledge of the full MS Office suite
  • Experience working for community development field operations/ sales /SACCOs
  • High level of integrity
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle and with a valid riding permit

NB: Recent graduates, females and youth leaders are encouraged to apply

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit (as one document) motivation letters together with an up to date CV to our email only: (Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line e.g. “Credit Officer”). Applications should be addressed to the Head of Human Resource.

Deadline: 4th February 2021