Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Faulu Kenya Deposit Taking Microfinance Limited is a dynamic Christian organization within the micro-finance sector.

Faulu was the first Micro Finance Institution in Kenya to be licensed by the Central Bank as a deposit taking institution.

In line with the growing business needs we are seeking highly competent, focused and results oriented professionals to fill the following positions:-

1. Finance Manager – Treasury and Financial Planning

Reporting to the Head of Finance, the position holder will be primarily responsible for effective Financial Planning, regulatory reporting, cash and financial resources management in a manner consistent with the objectives of the Company.

Key Responsibilities

Evaluate, develop and implement cash management systems to optimize efficiencies and investments.
Manage long-term and short-term investment strategies.
Understand, manage, and supervise all aspects of cash flow.
Forecast daily cash requirements and execute daily financing decisions.
Negotiate and place excess funds to receive optimum income.
Risk management with respect to market and liquidity risks.
Assess risk/return for all products in accordance with the company objectives
Provide assurance that all incomes are completely collected and recognized
Manage, direct, and develop Treasury staff.
Recommend, implement and maintain process improvements.
Preparation of ALCO reports to support effective Assets-Liability Management
In conjunction with Head of Finance, carries out Scenario planning and Contingent Planning.
Facilitate the preparation, implementation and monitoring of companies Strategic Plans and budgets.
Prepare and or monitor company’s various cash flow forecasts and perform financial modeling.
Arrange approved Forex trades for any forex payments required for borrowing or for supplier payments.
Revenue assurance in liaison with relevant departments.
Manage relationships with the regulatory authorities, financial resources and service providers.
Working with banking operations to monitor the Vault cash balances and advise on replenishing or diminishing the amounts.

Qualifications and Experience

University degree in Finance, Accounting or related fields. MBA will be definite advantage
CPA (K) or equivalent qualification a mandatory requirement. MIS or related qualification desirable.

At least 4 years managerial experience in a similar position within financial sector.
Proven leadership capability.
Membership of a relevant professional body.
Good decision making and communication skills.
Established conceptual, financial modeling and analytical skills
Performance oriented, decisive and independent
Thorough knowledge of all the operations within Finance Department in a banking/ financial institution.
Exposure to CBK and lender reporting.
Skilled in risk management aspects of Assets Liability Management

2. Manager – Operational Excellence

Reporting to the Head of Operations, the position holder will provide support to the Branch network, in liaison with other Departments and external service providers to achieve and sustain cost effective services to our clients.

Key Responsibilities

Lead the Operational Excellence team to foster compliance for all branches/units to existing regulator and internal policy and procedure guidelines
Co-ordinate and facilitate continuous operations process improvement across branches network
Ensure desirable customer service at all contact points
Monitor branch cash holding on a daily basis and take appropriate actions.
Promptly handle daily routine and all queries originating from the branches and provide the relevant support.
Train and capacity built Operational Excellence, banking operations and Customer service teams to up service levels.
Identify various operations gaps and in liaison with the relevant stakeholders, develop plans to address the gaps.
Working closely with the relevant head office units, ensure effective administrative support to all the Branches including security systems and other administrative arrangements
Deputize the Head of Operations in running of the Department.
Represent the Department in various internal and external forums
Under guidance of the Supervisor, prepare strategy papers, board reports and other reports and present them when needed.
Liaison with the various Heads of Departments and Managing Director on related assignments.

Qualifications and Experience

Relevant University Degree. Possession of Professional Banking or MBA qualification would be an added advantage
Over five (5) years managerial experience in a banking industry in a related role with a good performance track record.
Exposure to Head Office Banking Operations support to the branch network will be a definite advantage
Advanced people management capability.
Thorough knowledge of banking products, processes and services.
Experience in customer service especially in a banking environment.
Advanced knowledge and experience on Central Bank's rules, regulations and procedures.
Strong organizational and administrative skills (including decision making skills)
Excellent Leadership capacity, including strong communication, training, negotiation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate staff.
Flexibility of travel – must be ready to travel frequently, and occasionally on short notice

3. Human Resource Partner – Learning and Development

Reporting to the Human Resource Manager – Learning & Development,, the job holder will provide support in collating training needs, curriculum development, delivery and evaluation of learning and development interventions.

Key Responsibilities

Collating training needs from the business and development of training calendars and programs and ensuring their execution.
Support in curriculum development.
Liaison with the various stakeholders to ensure that the training calendars are implemented.
Participate in talent identification and development of programmes for the identified talent.
Trainer sourcing and relationship management.
Training administration and Evaluation.
Prepare relevant training reports and manage the resources and documentation.

Qualifications and Experience

Relevant University degree and post graduate qualification in Human Resource Management.
Over 3 years experience in a busy training environment preferably in a financial institution.
Proven ability and passion to train.
Hands on experience in curriculum development, management development, coaching, career development will be a definite advantage.
Business minded professional with excellent written and oral communication skills.
Leadership capacity with Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills.
Flexibility of travel – must be ready to travel

4. Human Resource Partner - Services

A seasoned HR generalist reporting to the Human Resource Manager – Performance and Rewards, the job holder will provide technical support in employee relations, resourcing, performance and rewards management amongst other HR services.

Key Responsibilities

Coordinate recruitment and selection process in line with business needs
Support in Job analysis, Evaluation and development of competence matrix.
Collate performance management data, analyze and cascade as appropriate.
Design assessment and selection tools under guidance from the supervisor
Implementation and review of HR policies and procedures
Preparation of the General & Contract payrolls and timely statutory remittance
Administration of performance management, reward systems and related processes
Administer staff welfare programs, pension, medical and leave management.
Enforce health and safety policies and procedures
Manage employee separation processes
Proactively champion employee relations
Monitor compliance of HR records and in liaison with the relevant stakeholders address the gaps.

Qualifications and Experience

Relevant university degree and post graduate qualifications in Human Resource Management.
A HR generalist with over 4 years progressive experience in a busy environment.
Experience in payroll administration will be a definite advantage.
Proficiency in Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) will be an added advantage
Knowledge of the labour laws and best practices
Excellent analytical skills and decision making capability.
Decisive, good interpersonal and communication skills
Highly innovative with a proven track record of implementation.
Flexible with a high level of responsibility, confidentiality and attention to detail

5. Human Resource Partner – Internal Communication and Change

Reporting to the Human Resource Manager – Internal Communication and Change, the job holder will provide technical support in gathering, developing and delivery of corporate communication to staff.

Key Responsibilities

Implement internal communication strategies across the organization.
Gather relevant information on news, issues and initiatives within the organization
Take a primary role in updating of the corporate intranet
Manage the flow of accurate, relevant, reliable and timely communication to employees concerning the company vision and strategies, products and features and Changes.
Develop communications through different channels to provide a platform for bulletins; utilize Intranet websites, newsletters, to maintain a constant presence of relevant information.
Implement the various change management initiatives.
Manage communication feedback mechanisms within the organization

Qualifications and Experience

Relevant University degree and post graduate qualification in Human Resource Management.
Two or more years experience working in Communications, Content Management, Public Relations, Human Resources, and/or employee communications in a busy environment
Corporate communication/PR experience preferred
Proven professional writing, editing and proofreading experience
Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously

6. Graduate Trainees

The Graduate Trainee Program aims to recruit highly talented individuals within the various departments.

The candidates will be exposed in a given functional area and subject to their performance absorbed as regular employees in the Company.

The minimum qualification is a Second Upper Class honors degree in a relevant area from a recognized university.

The candidate should have scored at least Grade B in KCSE. The candidate should be willing to work anywhere within the country.

Strong Christian values, commitment and passion for the transformation of the low income population are key requirements for all these positions.

If you meet the specified criteria, send your application letter and updated CV (including 3 referees, one of whom must be a spiritual leader) to the undersigned through the e-mail address below:

Head of Human Resources
Faulu Kenya Limited
P.O Box 60240 – 00200 Nairobi


Applications to reach us on or before 24thFebruary 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you will not hear from us by 9th March 2012 consider your application unsuccessful.