Head of Agro Lending at Access Bank Tanzania

AccessBank Tanzania (ABT) is a commercial bank with a speciaI focus on microfinance. With very strong international shareholders such as AccessHolding, International Finance Corporation (World Bank), KfW, African Development Bank and MicroVest. ABT's vision is to be committed to the development of financial systems that support social progress by rendering services to all people with the same ambition for excellence and quality.

As one of the fastest-growing banks in Tanzania, we are offering excellent long-term career development opportunities for experienced and highly motivated professional applicants. In order to support our dynamic expansion process, we are looking forward to recruit self motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team in Head Office Dares salaam.

POSiTION: HEAD OF AGRO LENDING

Responsibilities
• Management of the Agro Lending Unit
• Design, roll-out, and manage all Agro Lending products
• Maintain and publish all Agro-related market intelligence on various Agro activities including crop cycle guidelines, value chain diagrams, studies on other Agricultural topics
• Support Branch Managers of all branches within the Lake Zone and the Southern Zone offering agro lending, and indirectly supervise all Agro Lending Senior Loan Officers and Agro Loan Officers
• Supervise the Agro lending coordinator(s) to ensure they manage agro lending and crops facility operations
• Manage high quality agro and crops facility lending activities
• Supervise new branches' Agro activities based on Agro market surveys and studies to the level of fully operational stage
• Mitigate the bank's risk exposure in Agro while at the same time growing a profitable, high quality, Agro business line

Qualification and Personal Attributes
Holds a university degree in Agronomy or other Agricultural lieldwork experience in the agricultural sector and/or work with farmers groups
Ability to relate directly to farmers and willingness to travel to rural areas of Ta nzania on a regular basis
Experience in team management, ability to motivate team members by adopting a positive and constructive attitude
Expertise in diverse crops of Tanzania, Agricultural product design and expertise on Tanzanian's cash crop Value Chain
Strong organization and follow up skills including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments.
Strong communication and conflict 'management skills
Willingness and ability to adapt to new circumstances, information, and challenges
Strong analytical, presentation and report writing skills
Perfect command of written and spoken English
Computer skills (Word, Excel for data analysis and presentation, PowerPoint, MSVisio)

Applicant Please send your resume and motivation letter (indicating the position title in the subject heading) via e-mail to: career@accessbank.co.tz , other credentials should be submitted during the interview for verification.

Deadline for submission is 28th February 2017.


AccessBank Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer

Source: Daily News 13 February, 2017
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