Friday, 18 November 2016

Senior General Manager at Accion Microfinance Bank

Accion is a global nonprofit dedicated to building a financially inclusive world with economic opportunity for all, by giving people the financial tools they need to improve their lives. We are building the next generation of top-tier microfinance institutions, and over more than 50 years have helped build 65 such institutions in 30 countries on four continents that today reach millions of clients.
Our impact investing initiatives are pushing beyond microfinance to catalyze more than 20 innovative start-ups dedicated to improving the efficiency, reach and scope of financial services for the poor.

Job Title: Senior General Manager - Accion Microfinance Bank, Nigeria

Responsibilities

  • Lead the identification of target market segments and develop strategies for growth.
  • Provide strategic input and direction for the development of performance targets, including on-going monitoring to ensure achievement of set targets.
  • Build the organizational structures and business teams to maximize productivity and performance.
  • Ensure business compliance with company's policies, procedures and corporate governance expectations.
  • Participate in projects geared towards new products/ service development and or product / service enhancement by giving appropriate guidance on required checks, controls, processes and procedures in line with leading practices within the sector.
  • Supervise assigned division/departments to achieve efficient, productive and profitable portfolio growth in line with corporate strategy.
  • Facilitate and present periodic business performance review reports to the Board.
  • Participate in other Executive Management Committees and other related tasks.
Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree, preferably in Economics, Business Administration, Accountancy, etc. or related field.
  • A post-graduate degree or its equivalent in any discipline is required.
  • Relevant professional qualifications/affiliations.
  • A minimum of 15 - 20 years diverse experience (i.e. banking, insurance, microfinance, etc.) as well as experience in multi-functional roles within the industry.
  • Minimum of 10 years senior management experience within the financial services industry.
  • Prior microfinance experience is desirable, particularly within a microfinance bank from an international network.
  • Attendance at relevant development programs such as those listed below would be an added advantage:
  • Boulder Institute of Microfinance Training
  • Harvard Business School-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance
  • School of African Microfinance
  • Prior board-level experience/ experience reporting to a board/ board committee.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Fluency in English.

Requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Nigerian financial services market.
  • Prior experience leading functions such as:
  1. Banking Operations
  2. Commercial/Marketing
  3. Finance/Risk Management
  4. Human Resources
  5. Information Technology
  • Good product development and portfolio management capabilities.
  • Excellent customer relationship development/management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of commercial financial products.
  • Ability to think strategically and holistically and to appreciate the systemic impact of various policies, issues and solutions.
  • Must have a high sense of responsibility, accountability, integrity and ethical standards.
  • Must have strong business acumen, maturity and tact, including the ability to relate with highest levels of management of financial institutions.
Location: Nigeria



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