Investment Manager Employment Opportunity – Uganda Development Bank (UDB)

Organisation: Uganda Development Bank (UDB)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Manager Investments
Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDBL) is the country’s only Development Finance Institution (DFI) established in 1972. The Bank has recently re-positioned itself as a partner to the Government of Uganda in delivering the theme of its National Development Plan.
Job Summary: The Investment Manager will source for fundable opportunities within the assigned priority sector whilst managing relationships with clients in his/her portfolio of borrowers, with the aim of ensuring that the Bank provides interventions in relevant and sustainable enterprises.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage all communication to customers and interactions with prospective customers within the assigned business sector
  • Initiate and participate in customer outreach and sensitization interventions for clients in the assigned business sector
  • Provide business advisory services to customers and potential clients in the assigned business sector
  • Generate new business by prospecting and sourcing for new fundable projects within the assigned business sector
  • Conduct continuous market intelligence/research and provide recommendations on significant developments, emerging opportunities and challenges faced by the bank
  • Design new products and innovations which must be viable, practical, relevant and address the needs of clients
  • Undertake initial investment analysis and appraisal of proposals submitted to the Bank and make recommendations to management
  • Ensure compliance at all times with the Bank’s Credit Risk Management Policy and the Credit Procedures Manual
  • Carry out ongoing monitoring all credits in the assigned portfolio for inclusion on the Watch List; and consolidate a report for the management at least monthly with updated comments and plans of action on each account
  • Credit Risk Supervision, including the monitoring of Borrower performance and the Credit Risk grading of each loan in the portfolio (at least annually), but in accordance with the Credit Risk Management Policy), and the loan portfolio and where appropriate, recommending corrective actions to ensure adherence to Credit Policy or to identify credit deterioration as soon as practicable.
  • Regular Site visits to ascertain the state of a Borrower and  determine the appropriate assessment of the Credit Risk Rating
  • Coordinate the implementation of investments, monitor the performance of projects, and collections/loan repayments

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a good degree in a business related field, Engineering or any other numerate degree from a recognized university.
  • Relevant Post graduate degree such as an MBA or Masters in Finance.
  • At least five (5) years similar or relevant experience in a large financial institution or development bank, preferably engaged in long term funding or project financing; of which three (3) should be at middle management level.
  • Strong analytical and financial analysis skills and experience in using financial models.
  • Previous experience in agriculture/group financing is an added advantage.
  • Good track record and experience in successful investment, appraisal, analysis and implementation is required.
  • Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and work as team to meet strict timelines.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, mature and articulate in speech and presentation.
  • Excellent analytical skills, problem identification and solving skills.
  • Highly innovative.
  • Business acumen with proven successful projects.
  • Tact, diplomacy and good networking skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to interact with and influence high level decision makers.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Results-orientation and dedicated to growing the Bank’s business in Uganda.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to hand deliver their applications which should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic documents and contact addresses of three professional references to: The Director, Human Resources & Administration, 1st Floor Wing B, Rwenzori Towers, Plot 6 Nakasero Road, P.O. Box 7210, Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 23rd February 2018


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