Branch Manager – Gulu

at Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride)
Location Gulu, Uganda
Date Posted February 25, 2024
Category Accounting
Banking
Economics
Finance
Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX

Description

JOB DETAILS:
Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride) is the leading Microfinance Deposit Taking Institution in Uganda with 44 locations country wide, an equal opportunity employer, regulated by Bank of Uganda under the MDI Act, 2003. Pride is now looking for a dynamic and energetic individual to fill the position of Branch Manager - Gulu. He /she will be responsible for driving strategy on sales, service, people, operations and business development within the branch, including profits and staff productivity He/she will directly report to the Regional Manager - Northern.

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Business Growth and profitability
• Champion the implementation the Pride’s business strategy at the branch.
• Participate in developing annual branch budgets and targets in line with the Business department
2. Relationship management and Customer service
• Responsible for relationship management with clients and potential clients to enhance acquisition, retention and growth.
• Undertake local market research in terms of competition, customer trends and new developments
3. Credit management
• Initiate, analyze credit request and approve credit facilities within delegated limits in line with the credit policy.
• Monitor closely the performance of credit portfolio and non-performing accounts and facilities.
4. Operations, Compliance and Risk Management
• Drive compliance, operations and risk management in the branch, adherence to regulatory policies and procedures to minimize financial losses and taking corrective actions for deviations.
• Proactively identify and assess the risks faced by the Branch and maintain an effective system of controls to minimize exposure.
5. People management
• Manage the performance and development of Branch staff in line with set HR guidelines.
• Identify staffing needs and coordinate with the Regional Manager and Human Resources department to facilitate the recruitment process for staff.
6. Financial responsibility.
• Responsible for the delivery of annual branch budgets.
• Responsible for the cost optimization of Branch budget.

Minimum Academic Qualifications, and
Experiences:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Economics, Microfinance, Development Economics and Development studies, Business Studies, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Financial Services, Business Computing, Business Statistics, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management, Social Sciences, SWASA, Education or in any other relevant / related field.
• At least 4 years working experience at a supervisory level in a financial institution.
• At least 3 years work experience as Branch Accountant, Compliance Officer or Credit Administrator.
• At least 4 years working as a Credit Officer

Applying Instructions

Interested candidates should send their applications to the HEAD HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, at the address below, or using the email: recruitment@pridemicrofinance.co.ug  with a detailed curriculum vita, letters of recommendation from 3 referees, copies of academic transcripts, postal address and a daytime telephone contact.

All applicants are advised to deal directly with Pride and canvassing is strictly not allowed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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