Baobab Microfinance Bank
Experienced SME Officer at Baobab Microfinance Bank – Abuja (FCT), Kaduna
Baobab Micro finance Bank is an investment company whose mission is to create a group of leading microfinance banks and finance companies that will provide financial services and savings products to entrepreneurs who lack access to the traditional financial sector. Baobab was created in July 2005 by PlaNet Finance, and other investors including International Finance Corporation, AXA Belgium, and Societe Generale, with the European Investment Bank, the French Development Agency and Developing World Markets Joining later.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Experienced SME Officer
Locations: Abuja (FCT), and Kaduna
Employment Type: Full-time
Supervisor: Reporting to Head SME Manager
The successful candidate will be responsible for setting the strategic agenda for SME
SME Loan Officer is responsible for processing loan applications for SME and corporate clients, as well as monitoring the loan portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Prospect new SME clients and assists them for loan applications.
Has the ability to analyze and interpret financial statements of the business in order to access the repayment capacity and financial soundness of the borrower.
Conducts loan appraisal and collects detailed information (personal, business, and guaranties) and arranges to open a new loan account.
Prepares and executes loan contracts and arrange for disbursement of loan in kind.
Have good knowledge about guidelines of the regulatory body and be able to prepare loan reports for internal and external use.
Monitors the loan and follows up of the timely repayment.
Maintain contact and maintain good relationships with clients.
Ensure full compliance with all in-place.
Any other task as assigned by the Head of Department.
Qualifications, Skills and Specifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Banking & Finance or Accounting
At least 2 -3 years prior experience in the credit/SME department from a Microfinance bank.
Organisational and time management skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Negotiation and internal relationship building.
Sound written and verbal English communication skills.
Advanced computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Analysis and reporting skills.
Problem solving and decision making.
Good understanding of business processes.
Good understanding of the market / SME sector.
Ability to communicate and to maintain good relations with the client.
Good presentation skills and excellent courteous attitude; social concern.
Ability to work in confidentiality; ability to work in the field.
Application Closing Date
24th August, 2021.
Method of Application
Fmaidugu@baobabgroup.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.
Note: Applicant must reside within the location he/she is applying for.
To apply for this job email your details to Fmaidugu@baobabgroup.com