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  • Posted: Jun 2, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 12, 2023
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    Inkomoko’s vision is an Africa with thriving communities where young people and refugees are engaged, communities have access to relevant innovations for self-determination, and where African solutions are unleashed to solve African problems. Founded in 2012, Inkomoko has provided business advisory and access to finance for thousands of entrepreneur...
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    Portfolio Manager - Garissa/Dadaab

    About the Opportunity

    • Portfolio Manager will be a trusted partner of Inkomoko Kenya clients with the responsibilities below:


    •  Respond to inquiries from prospective borrowers, support them to apply for our investment products, 
    •  Introduce the investment products to entrepreneurs, explaining the requirements for repayment and the seriousness of taking on debt financing, 
    •  Conduct due diligence on prospective borrowers, including site visits, document preparation, coordination with the Business Development Associates and Business Associates, etc.
    •  Communicate all materials to the Senior Portfolio Manager/ Regional Portfolio Director and assist in preparing credit reports for Investment Committee meetings,
    •  Take photos of entrepreneurs, have them sign photo waivers, and post their stories on the Kiva platform.


    •  Offer excellent customer service through daily conversations, correspondence, and site visits as needed to maintain strong positive relationships with borrowers, 
    •  Work with Business Development Services team to ensure borrower success, and Visit clients for monitoring, 
    •  Track information about borrowers and communicate effectively with key stakeholders about client status, 
    •  Actively participate as key staff in the weekly Portfolio Review Meeting, 
    •  Maintain a tracking system of borrower payments and contact information, 
    •  Interact with government leaders, the court system, refugee’s and host communities’ stakeholders and others for follow up on lack of payments, 
    •  Work with the Finance Director/Senior Finance Associate to produce invoices for payments, 
    •  Ensure that we are adhering to the requirements of our Kiva partnership, including reporting and journaling, 
    •  Other duties as assigned by supervisor. 


    •  Supervising and training Investment Officers staff in all steps of the investment granting cycle including: 
      • Acquisition and screening of potential clients, 
      • Active monitoring of investment repayments and overall performance, 
      • Investment assessment, appraisal and disbursement.
    •  Chairing credit/facility committees under the portfolio manager’s approval rights. 

    Minimum Qualifications

    •  University degree in Finance or another related field 
    •  Must speak fluent Somali, English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of other local languages will be an added advantage 
    •  Experience in Islamic lending and practice is preferred
    •  Experience in investment management, microfinance, capital leases, and access to finance for Micro businesses and SMEs is STRONGLY preferred 
    •  Experience in lending, group savings is strongly preferred 
    •  Experience in lending products development is a MUST 
    •  Experience in managing investment staff 
    •  Experience providing business advice to entrepreneurs and dealing with customers/debt 
    •  Prior experience in using Investment management system software 
    •  Decisive individuals with the ability to deliver unpleasant messages to the debtors and assertive enough to get the debtors to pay off the entire debt 
    •  Experience in managing difficult clients and reaching positive outcomes 
    •  Very strong attention to details and good follow-through, 
    •  Comfort with the civil court system, collateral registration and previous experience in litigation is preferred
    •  Unrelenting perseverance, personal integrity, and critical thinking skills. 
    •  5+ years of work experience in the relevant or applicable field 
    •  Must be able to legally work in Kenya and familiar with Garissa/Dadaab

    What You'll Get

    • This role is inside a high-growth, mission-driven social enterprise. By joining, you’ll access:
    • Competitive salary, and potential KPI-based bonus
    • Incredible company culture, including deep investment in your learning and growth
    • Diverse colleagues and policies that show our commitment to equity and inclusion 
    • Talented, passionate, and committed team colleagues across the region
    • Ability to make a significant social impact to your community
    • Generous health insurance, staff savings, parental leave, sabbatical, and more benefits.

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