Manager within Farmer Financing Unit (FFU) Employment Opportunity – Ibero Uganda Limited

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Organisation: Ibero Uganda Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Mityana Luwero and Masaka, Uganda
Reports to: Farmer Financing Unit Manager
Ibero Uganda is a subsidiary of the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe and one of the leading exporters of high quality coffee, with a processing facility in Kampala. Since 1994, when the company was founded, Ibero Uganda has been working towards better integration in the local market, and has become a professional, long term faithful trading partner in the coffee sector. Over the years, Ibero Uganda has developed an export operation that has placed us in a privileged position as one of the most reliable exporters of carefully selected, properly processed Ugandan Coffee. Our commitment towards the development of the coffee industry is unwavering and we are proud to share our success in the promotion of Ugandan coffee.
Job Summary:  The Manager within Farmer Financing Unit (FFU) will be responsible for supporting strategic design, implementation and review of advances scheme of the FFU. S/he shall collaborate with all the team members.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Participate and actively contribute to the review and design of FFU advances products
·         Support farmer acquisition for the advances scheme
·         Manage client portfolio performance by ensuring implementation of robust risk mitigation strategies
·         Oversee and support data management related to FFU operations under his/her supervision
·         Ensure timely and effective resolution of all client queries related to the delivery of the advances scheme
·         Oversee, manage, mentor and train a team of field staff working under his/her supervision
·         Ensure effective and efficient financial accountability for all spending on operation under his or her supervision
·         Oversee and provide timely reporting to all key stakeholders on matters related to FFU operations under his/her supervision
Key Results: Be able to develop robust strategies for efficient and effective delivery of FFU advances products to clients as well as support operations related to the FFU advances cycle.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant for the Manager within Farmer Financing Unit (FFU) must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Agronomy, Agricultural Science, rural development, Business Finance, Economics and/or any other related field.
·         At least five years of professional experience, preferably in the coffee value chain and/or in the banking/finance sector and/or in connection with smallholder farmers.
·         Team management skills
·         Accounting and mathematical skills
·         Risk analysis and loan management skills
·         Reporting skills
·         Demonstrated capacity to document processes and outcomes
·         Ability to work under pressure and beyond working hours where necessary
·         Willingness to work or live outside Kampala
·         Ability to organize documents and manage filing
·         Enjoy mentoring and developing others
·         Ability to work under minimum supervision
·         Ability to be a good team player
·         Good communication skills
·         Good use of MS word, Excel and computer literate.
·         Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
·         Fluent in English and Luganda
·         Attention to detail
·         Ability to use various technologies
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications with an up-to-date CV and motivation letter to ibero-ffu-hr@ibero.co.ug with the subject indicates as “Manager within the FFU”
How to do a motivation letter: A very important part of the application process is the motivation letter. This is your opportunity to convince us that you would really like to be a part of the Ibero team.
·         Tell us about yourself and your interests.
·         Explain why you want to work with us and share your expectations of Ibero as an employer.
·         Tell us what it is about Ibero that aroused your interest.
·         The motivation letter must be written in English. To enable us to assess your application accurately, it is very important that you do NOT: use clichés, send sample motivation letters or copy and paste information from our website.
NB: You will be contacted if your application is retained and informed about the location and date for the next stage of the recruitment process.
Deadline: 17th August 2018



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