Senior Finance Jobs – Deputy Chief Operating Officer at FINCA Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Department: Operations
About FINCA Uganda:
FINCA Uganda Limited (MDI) is the very first licensed micro finance deposit taking institution in Uganda, and part of a global network which serves over 850,000 clients in 21 countries. FINCA Uganda currently offers loans, savings and money transfer services in Uganda, one of the most competitive and dynamic microfinance markets in the world.
Job Summary: 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:
·         Operations
·         Branch and Regional Management
·         Savings Mobilization
·         Human Resources
·         Marketing
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. 
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         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:  
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All applications should be online using the provided format/guide on the website provided by close of business day Friday 31st August 2012.
Please note:  No manual or email application shall be accepted.

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