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  • Posted on: 11 March, 2019 Deadline: 18 March, 2019
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    awamo offers the long awaited solution to the problems of MFIs and their clients. awamo is the digital, mobile banking platform and credit bureau especially designed for MFIs. The biometric technology involved solves the problem of having too little security by protecting clients data and reducing fraud. Because it is mobile and is optimized for low bandwidth, people living in rural areas can be served better.

    awamo seeks to fill the following position:

    Support Officer – Eldoret

     

    Overview: The job entails serving awamo’s customers by providing product and service information, trainings (onboarding and/or ongoing), resolving product and service problems in a timely manner to ensure excellent customer experience and quality service. The Support Officer is the key liaison between customers and all relevant stakeholders both internal and external.

    Qualifications

    Academic / Skills

    • Bachelors’ Degree in an IT or business-related course – equivalent work experience will be considered as well
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages
    • Familiar with the use of Android and excellent general IT user skills
    • Capability to explain issues to customers in a well-structured and clear manner
    • Good verbal and written expression and proper use of grammar
    • Fluency in English and other local languages specific to the area of operation

    Work experience

    • 2 – 3 years working experience handling customer relations in a fast-paced environment preferably in the IT or financial sector
    • Proven track record of fast execution on tasks and on-time delivery of high-quality results
    • Proven working experience in any of the following is considered a plus;
    • Micro-finance
    • Accounting
    • Use of any customer relationship management system

    Personality

    • Fast thinker, solution oriented
    • Excellent communication skills and rapport with customers
    • Eager to constantly learn, improve and take on additional responsibility
    • Capable to provide constructive feedback to peers and superiors
    • Ability to work remotely yet deliver on agreed results
    • Willingness to work long or irregular hours
    • Willingness to travel extensively
    • Hard-working, organized, and able to deal with the pressure of delivering fast
    • Willingness to perform against defined goals with a relevant variable pay component

    Responsibilities & duties

    • Create/assign electronic tickets with accurate issue description to ensure customer queries/issues are resolved timely
    • Manage incoming calls and customer queries
    • Identify, assess, and communicate customer needs to enable appropriate action
    • Guide customers through the on-boarding process (e.g. meeting arrangements, formalities, class room and on-the-job training, technical assistance)
    • Train customers individually and in group sessions on use of awamo’s software
    • Provide support to customers in person, via phone, e-mail, or remotely as and when needed even outside normal business hours
    • Ensure positive customer experience through high quality service and communication thereby attaining customer retention and attracting new customers
    • Handle customer service and support related incoming requests and track, prioritize, and document customer service requests
    • Respond to and resolve complex customer issues through incident recognition, research and isolation, resolution, escalation and follow up – if need be involving other departments – to the satisfaction of the customer
    • Update customers on new design, product and technology changes and ensure they are trained to adapt to the changes
    • Promote the awamo brand and market reach by interacting with team members, vendors and customers to get timely and regular feedback from the customers on our services vis-à-vis their requirements
    • Engage in continuous performance evaluation regarding our product and user experience with the same
    • Update Branch Manager on any occurrence outside the norm for support and timely resolution
    • Regular and timely direct reporting (daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly) of activities done to supervisor and other stakeholders
    • Coordinate with the product development team to enhance current design and share feedback from the customers on any challenges or improvement ideas regarding the product

    Sales Officer – Eldoret

     

    Overview: Sales is the first point of contact between awamo and the clients. The role entails selling and marketing the company’s products, approaching potential customers with the aim of winning new business, building and maintaining good relationships with existing clients and gaining repeat business.

    Qualifications

    Academic / Skills

    • Bachelors’ Degree in an IT or business-related course – equivalent work experience will be considered as well
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages
    • Familiar with the use of Android and an excellent general IT user skills
    • Presentation and negotiation skills
    • Strong Communication skills with strong business-related knowledge
    • Fluency in English and other local languages specific to the area of operation

    Work experience

    • 2 – 3 years working experience handling sales in a fast-paced environment preferably in the IT or financial sector
    • Experience dealing with clients directly
    • Proven track record of fast execution on tasks and on-time delivery of high quality results
    • Capability to explain issues to clients in a well-structured and clear manner
    • Commercial awareness and ability to thrive in competitive markets

    Personality

    • Fast thinker, creative and solution oriented
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and rapport with clients and other stakeholders
    • Ability to work remotely
    • Confident, persistent and determined
    • Highly self-motivated and ambitious
    • Willingness to work long or irregular hours
    • Hard-working, organized, and able to deal with the pressure of delivering fast
    • Willingness to perform against defined goals with a relevant variable pay component

    Responsibilities & duties

    • Generate leads, i.e. find potential new customers
    • Demonstrate and present the company’s products to clients through sales visits, demos, trade exhibitions, conferences and any other medium to generate new and continued business for the company
    • Negotiate the contract terms, provide customers with quotations and close the sale
    • Create detailed proposal documents, often as part of a formal bidding to generate new and continued business for the company where required
    • Liaise with the branch manager to check the progress of existing orders and ensure client purchase requests are met in a timely and satisfactory manner
    • Update clients on the new projects and features in the system
    • Maintain and develop relationships with existing customers through regular interaction to ensure continued business and excellent user experience
    • Promote the awamo brand and market through sales visits and representation of the company in the market
    • Carry out regular market research on our product performance in the market and share the same with the support officers, branch manager and other relevant stakeholders for further action
    • Gather market and customer information to understand customers’ businesses and requirements and coordinate with the product development team to enhance current design to suit the user’s requirements.
    • Recording sales and order information and avail the same to the branch office in a timely manner for billing and collection purposes
    • Regular and timely direct reporting (weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually) of activities done to supervisor
    • Review and track sales performance in line with set performance targets and take corrective action where necessary to meet the targets

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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