Credit Manager Career Opportunity – Bicycles Against Poverty (BAP)

Job Title:    Credit Manager
Organisation: Bicycles Against Poverty (BAP)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
About US:
Against Poverty utilizes bicycles to increase accessibility to critical
resources, facilitate community cooperation, and build financial management
skills among low income entrepreneurs. Bicycles Against Poverty (BAP) will have
over 1,000 active bicycle loans and will be adding new products to our line by
Job Summary: The Credit Manager will provide support to Bicycles
Against Poverty (BAP)’s growing office in Gulu. The jobholder will mainly provide
support in the provision of assets on a financing plan, allowing clients to pay
for income generating assets in small installments. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Credit Manager duties and
responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Strategy:
  • Establish and monitor credit policies to
    ensure organization meets sales and risk management goals
  • The jobholder will design documents,
    procedures, and credit policies needed to enhance systems and processes
2. Management:
  • Evaluate credit worthiness/risk of groups and
  • Supervise and train a growing team of Loan
    Officers and Credit Supervisor, and ensure that they are performing their
  • Keenly monitor repayment rates and ensure loan
    staff follow-up on late loans
  • Work with management to craft procedures and
  • Travel regularly to the field to monitor
    activities and meet with customers
3. Product Development: Assist in
designing new products and incorporation of such products into model
4. Customer Relations:
  • Keenly analyze current customer relations and
    evaluate direction for organization
  • Draft policies for improved customer
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant should ideally hold a Degree
    from recognized university in finance, business administration or related field
  • A minimum of four years of demonstrated
    experience in credit and collections
  • Strong interest in learning ways in which
    business solutions can be incorporated into development organisations
  • Willingness and eager to work non-traditional
    business hours to ensure tasks are completed
  • Prior experience as a supervisor or manager
    in credit department strongly desired
  • Possess strong leadership and interpersonal
    skills with the ability to motivate staff
  • Strong problem solving and financial analysis
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to
    work on diverse team
  • Previous experience with loan management
    system preferred
  • Detail oriented
  • Fluency in English required
How to Apply:  
suitably qualified and interested candidates should email their updated CVs and
cover letters explaining their interest in BAP to
with the subject line as “Credit Manager” and quote as your source in the cover letter. 
Deadline: 8th April, 2016
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