CAREER OPPORTUNITY-SENIOR CREDIT OFFICER - LOAN ISSUANCE

As part of our growth strategy, we are looking to hire a qualified personnel to fill the position of a Senior Credit Officer – Loan Issuance. Reporting to the Credit Manager,
the position holder will oversee the societies’ loan issuance function by ensuring adherence to lending policies and procedures and constantly reviewing them to
meet relevant changes in the financial sector.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Loans Administration
• Evaluate creditworthiness and ensure timely appraisal of all loan.
• Confirming loan repayment mode and ensuring that appropriate documentations are attached to facilitate prompt loan recovery.
• Ensure that all loan applications are saved on EDMS before the credit manager’s
approval.
• Ensuring professional, timely, accurate and efficient feedback to clients on pending
documentation and requirements on pending loans and any other information sought.
• Consistently monitor remittance of loan repayment through DDA’s, check offs, Fosa remittance and standing orders etc.
• Ensure a 100% SLA adherence on all loan applications.
• Conduct risk assessments and client credit analyses.
• Reviewing financial statements, valuation reports, charge documents, policy documents
and other documents to identify potential risks or opportunities, in making credit decisions.
• Draft letters of offer and valuation reports for signoff by the Credit manager.
• Prompt submission of valuation and charge instructions to valuers and lawyers
respectively.
• Follow-up on loans pending conveyance with the goal of SLA adherence.
• Security perfection inline with the credit policy, safeguard all securities and keep an updated collateral register of all types of loans.
• Reviewing and assessing the performance of the Sacco loan portfolio and making
recommendations to the credit manager.

Default management
• Thorough appraisal of new loan applications to ensure prevention of new loan default
• In charge of recovery on accounts in 31-60 days arrears.
• Scrutinizing DDA’s submitted by loan applicants to ensure they are correctly filled and all
details are captured correctly.
• Ensuring that all internal standing orders are instituted promptly.
Risk Management
• Maintain a high standard of operational control including adherence to risk management
and compliance guidelines.
• Keeping updated with Sacco’s guidelines for its internal policies and procedures to
mitigate financial loss and fraud within the Sacco.
Supervision
• Induction and training of new staff recruited into the department.
• Supervision of loan officers’ roles and responsibilities.
• Manage and prioritise the work of the team including taking responsibility for assigning
tasks that work is completed on time in line with Sacco priorities.
Customer service
• Financial Advisory services and education to members on savings and loans in Sacco forums, to walk-ins, and through phone calls
• Ensuring efficient flow of information to and from members and other stakeholders.
• Answer various routine inquiries (both phone and mails) from the clients and other
members of the general public.
Credit Reports
• Ensure preparation of monthly/weekly credit reports as and when they fall due.
• Analysis of the loans report / relevant reports to the role and recommendations to
management.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• A Degree in Commerce / Business Administration or any other related field with at least
CPA Part II/ ACCA II;
• A Diploma in Co-operative Management or any other related professional course will be
an added advantage.
EXPERIENCE:
• At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role in a busy financial Institution.

KEY COMPETENCES:
Knowledge:
• Good knowledge of Excel spread sheets & MS Word.
• Computer literate
Skills:
• Excellent customer focus
• Good Interpersonal skills
• Good Communication skills
• Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills
• Analytical skills and attention to detail.

Those who meet the minimum requirement fill the attached application form by
clicking on the link https://forms.gle/nravxrqwSBcWfbwd8 and share their cover letter
and Curriculum Vitae to saccocommittee@Safaricom.co.ke on or before 2nd October
2023. Incomplete applications shall not be considered.
Due to the numerous applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.