Senior Credit Officer-. Asaak


Accounting / Finance / Insurance

uganda - kampala full-time Closing date - 19/02/2019

Job Summary

Minimum qualification: Bachelors degree

Minimum years of experience: 3

Required languages: English

Required IT skills: ,MS Office

Job Description





Bachelors degree



Support the credit analysis and underwriting initiatives for an up-and-coming lending institution.




The Position

Asaak is looking to hire a Senior Credit Officer for its Kampala office. You will report directly to the Branch Manager, have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the co-founders, and be part of the early team by making decisions that directly impact our customers’ lives. Asaak offers a uniquely mission-driven value proposition with a culture of camaraderie, energy, and high performance. This is a rare opportunity to have a lasting change in company culture and operations.


 Key Responsibilities:

  • Underwriting & servicing of lending products ensuring compliance with company credit guidelines and regulatory requirements.
  • Performing a first pass financial analysis on loan applicants, documenting findings, interacting with loan applicants as necessary, and forwarding finalized loan applications for final review.
  • Manage daily and weekly reporting to senior directors.
  • Responsible for hiring and training new staff.
  • Provide splendid support to customers in a friendly and courteous manner at all times.
  • Review and ensure the accuracy of all loan file details prior to submission to the manager for loan approval.
  • Keep abreast of all company and investor credit policies and procedures as well as federal and regional regulatory changes by participating in in-house training events.
  • Consistently meet bi-weekly and monthly targets as set by the supervisor.
  • Supervise and directly participate in fieldwork and client assessments as needed.


Candidates' Qualifications and Experience:

  • Hold a minimum of a bachelors degree in business administration, microfinance, or any related field.
  • Have at least 3-5 years of accounting, underwriting, credit analysis, or financial analysis experience; prior experience as a loan officer is an advantage
  • Strong communication skills, characterized by excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Strong abilities with online communication tools such as Gmail and Slack
  • Must possess excellent multi-tasking skills and be able to function under pressure
  • Ability to handle fast-paced environments with minimum supervision and meet project deadlines
  • Ability to use a tablet/smartphone/computer, experience with Google Applications is an advantage
  • Must be patient and willing to help others in solving problems while maintaining a positive attitude at all times
  • Must have a keen eye for detail and follow instructions precisely
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in Luganda is an added advantage.


How to Apply

 To apply please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below.
Plot 8 Kitante Close
P.O.Box 12405

While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

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