2 Branch Manager Job Placements – DFCU Bank

Organization: DFCU
Duty Station: Kikuubo
(Kampala) and Iganga, Uganda
Reports to: Regional
About US:
DFCU bank is a fast
growing commercial bank offering a variety of innovative products and services.
DFCU Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of
the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development
Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda
Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International
Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25%
stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development
projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing
financial commercial lending institutions.
Job Summary:  The Branch Manager will implement strategic
plans in line with Business growth, customer experience, processes, people
management and manage Branch operations in order to achieve the Branch set
targets in accordance with the laid down procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage and direct a focused sales team in the branch to be able to
    meet set work plans and all branch financial objectives
  • Drive a sales culture in the Branch for all staff and ensure product
    knowledge sessions happen so staff can ably sell all the Bank products
  • Ensure relationship management and retention through regular
    customer visits and calls
  • Inculcate a cost awareness culture in the team by setting cost
    management standards and guidelines and following up to ensure that there
    is no wastage, monitor all expenses and ensure all costs are within the
    set budget
  • Grow the loan portfolio by selling all the bank products as per the
    set targets and by ensuring that loan applications are processed
    efficaciously, speedily and in line with set credit guidelines.
  • Review and manage dormant accounts regularly to achieve the active
    accounts set targets
  • Ensure the continuous availability of quality staff at the branch
    through effective succession planning, cross training, and leave planning
  • Manage and enforce a team of focused staff who deliver the customer
    experience set standards
  • Continually assess employee skills, identify gaps and arrange
    training where needed, in consultation with the HR department
  • Set and agree targets for staff, review their performance regularly
    and take action to remedy under target performance.
  • Ensure proper leave management and proper succession planning for
    business continuity
  • Continuous coaching and mentoring of all branch staff on all bank
    policies and procedures
  • Ensure strict observance of discipline and that staff discharge
    their duties with a high degree of professionalism
  • Set and agree targets for staff, review their performance regularly
    and take action to remedy under target performance
  • Identify and recommend CSR activities around the Branch local
    catchment area to improve on the quality of lives of the people in our
    communities and also invest and enhance brand visibility
  • Drive a service culture within the Branch and enforce customer
    experience standards in the Branch, monitor customer satisfaction and
    ensure prompt resolution of customer complaints
  • Create a great customer experience at all times by adhering to all
    the set TAT on all customer instructions/ requests. On-board new customers
    on quick banking and other service channels.
  • To review, verify and authorize new accounts opened in the branch to
    ensure no fraudulent accounts are opened in the system.
  • Review and sign off monthly reconciliations and ensure timely
    submission to Head office as per laid down procedures.
  • Manage Bank assets and carry out surprise checks as per laid down
  • Maintain availability of the system by following up on equipment
    breakdown, such as generators, UPS, cameras, counting machines, and UV
    lights to ensure smooth running of the Branch
  • Resolve and attend to all risk and audit issues raised in the Branch
    in a timely manner and avoid re-occurrence as per laid down procedures
  • Oversee the overall operations of the branch and ensure that all
    branch activities comply with the laid down processes and procedures,
    operating risks are minimized, best practice standards achieved and Branch
    attains acceptable Audit and risk ratings.
  • Ensure that all documentation and transactions are in line with
    local and regulatory anti-money laundering and KYC requirements
  • Carry out any duties/responsibilities that are found necessary for
    improvement and effective control of the branch as per laid down
  • Business growth in the Branch in all aspects of the financial
    pillars; balance sheet growth, Active accounts, Assets and profitability.
  • Manage a balance sheet of 30Bn and above and customer base of 20,000
    and above

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the DFCU Bank Branch Manager job placement must
    hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • Professional qualification in banking i.e. ACIB, Credit
  • A Banker with four years’ experience and at least 2 years in a
    supervisory position
  • Previous experience in managing a diverse range of people and
  • Knowledge of the bank’s laid down policies and procedures relating
    to all areas under control
  • Knowledge of bank products and services
  • Knowledge of socio-political and economic dynamics affecting the
    local market
  • Knowledge of the code of Banking practice
  • Knowledge of risk management and credit principles
  • Knowledge of Branch accounting and transactional procedures, systems
    and processes.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Good presentation and negotiation skills
  • People management skills, including Team building, motivation and
    team goal plan
  • Leadership skills
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Change management skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team to achieve its set goals
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Should be self-driven and goal oriented
  • Ability to multi task and balance the scorecards in a dynamic market
    and increasing demands of both internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to deal with internal and
    external customers
  • Ability to keep abreast on changes in the market, customer
    requirements, competitors’ responses and the bank’s ability to use
    information to identify new business opportunities and threats.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
so wish to join the banking sector in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to send their applications with detailed CVs including present
position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates (University
Transcript, O & A level) to: Vacanciesbank@dfcugroup.com
Deadline: 25th September 2018
NB: dfcu
Bank does not solicit/accept payment in cash/kind from prospective candidates
in exchange for shortlisting or job placement. Any candidate who engages in
this kind of transaction is aiding and abetting fraud and will be automatically
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