Credit Manager – Corporate Employment Opportunity – DFCU Bank


Job Title:    Credit Manager – Corporate

Organization:  DFCU

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Senior Manager- Credit Approval


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:  Reporting
to the Senior Manager- Credit Approval, the Credit Manager- Corporate will
evaluate and approve corporate applications within delegated approval
authority, as well as recommend for approval to a higher sanctioning authority
for deals that are outside their discretion.


To ensure profitable and well-structured proposals for large corporates
are booked to achieve the targeted business growth but minimize credit losses
by lending within bank risk appetite and regulatory guidelines.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

and sanction all proposals (new & existing) within personal discretion in
adherence with dfcu’ s internal credit policies, Risk Management Control
Document and other required regulations including BOU, FIA, and funders.

and recommendation of files outside their discretion to the higher sanctioning
authority including the Senior Manager Credit Approval, Head Credit Approval
and Special Assets Management, Internal Credit Committee, and the Board Risk
Credit Committee in a bid to achieve bank’s disbursement targets of quality

current credit data, financial statements of corporate/ large individual &
Business Banking borrowers to determine the degree of risk involved in
extending credit; and also determine expected profitability of loans, as well
as preparing reports justifying the decision made.

the implementation, maintenance and updating of bank credit policies and
procedures bi-annually in accordance with bank/ industry trends, evolving
regulations, and legal requirements to ensure compliance.

support in structuring proposals to minimise risk and ensure full repayment.
Timely response on sanctioning of deals and excesses within agreed Service
Level Agreements (SLA)

and coach the Business Analysts as well as Relationship Managers in credit
assessment/ analysis, deal structure, policies, and procedures. Conduct road
shows on credit underwriting criteria for staff in the Credit value chain to
uphold quality of deals booked.

for personal adherence to governance, compliance and lending portfolio controls
thus ensuring own conformance to policy and procedures within the Credit
Function, including proactive management of agreed responsibilities for Data

and adherence to service level agreement between sales and credit annually in
order to maintain service delivery in line with/ ahead of competition.

the overall quality of the Corporate/Business Banking portfolio, through
participation in governance meetings.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the DFCU Bank job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree with
bias in any of the following areas: Finance, Banking, Economics, Business
Administration and a Master’s degree or similar qualification in these fields.

training/professional qualification in Business, Investment and project
appraisal, Risk management, financial analysis, and Credit certification.

of 5 years’ experience in a business or banking/financial services environment
with at least 3 in Credit risk management /sanctioning.

and problem-solving skills.

communication skills (both oral and written) to allow for effective teamwork
and interaction with all levels of staff.

knowledge (Microsoft desktop products).

legal skills.

and team building skills.

to work without supervision, driven enough to achieve set targets.

of SMEs and Corporates and the general business environment.

understanding of dfcu credit policy, FIA and BOU guidelines on asset quality.

and understanding of dfcu products offering.

of current economic/market trends.


 How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
applications with detailed CV’s including present position and copies of
relevant professional/academic certificates (University Transcript, O and A level)
to the email address indicated below;


Deadline: 5th March


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