Location: Kenya

Kenya Women Finance Trust Limited (KWFT-DTM) is a Deposit Taking Microfinance, licensed to conduct nationwide deposit taking microfinance business by the Central Bank of Kenya.

In line with our strategy of expanding the range of services offered to the Kenyan financial sector and our long term commitment to eradication of poverty, we are looking to recruit dynamic individuals to join a large but close family for the following positions:

1. General Manager - Human Resources

Ref: HRD/GMHR/09/11

Reporting to the Managing Director, the GMHR will provide guidance on overall human resources management policies and strategies in order to support smooth running of the institution.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Formulate and review the human resource policies and ensure proper implementation.
  • Forecasting the institution manpower needs, incorporating the same in the Corporate Plan and maintaining liaison with all departments to ensure their manpower and other logistics needs are met.
  • Oversee the institution’s manpower planning, recruitment and placement.
  • Facilitate performance management processes within the institution.
  • Develop and advise on reward policies and systems.
  • In charge of industrial relations and staff welfare management.
  • In charge of learning and development.

    Person Specification

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resource, Commerce, Business, Administration or Economics
  • Post graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management
  • Masters Degree in Human Resources will be an added advantage
  • 10 years working experience with 5 years in Senior Management
  • Experience in a Financial institution will be an added advantage
  • Strong management skills and good knowledge of HR Management are a prerequisite.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and proficiency in MS Office applications.

    2. Marketing and Business Development Manager

    Ref: HRD/MBDM/09/11

    Reporting to the General Manager, Marketing the position holder will be in charge of ensuring business expansion, development and planning; and appraise business activities to ensure that KWFT-DTM develops profitable products that meet changing customer needs.

    He/she will also be charged with ensuring brand consistency and positioning of the institution.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee business development and marketing functions in liaison with other departments.
  • Development and implementation of marketing plans.
  • Ensure that projects undertaken are financially, economically and socially viable and are successfully implemented.
  • Monitoring the performance of different products and services and advising management accordingly.
  • Preparing marketing budgets and ensuring they are adhered to.
  • Supervising, appraising and identifying, training needs of staff in the department.
  • Develop and execute promotions and events management.

    Person Specification

  • Bachelors degree in Marketing
  • MBA will be an added advantage
  • Professional courses in Marketing — CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) an added advantage
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Good knowledge in market insights
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Minimum 3 years experience in marketing environment preferably in the financial industry
  • Willing to travel extensively

    3. Research & Product Development Manager

    Ref: HRD/RPDM/09/11

    Reporting to the General Manager - Marketing the position holder will be responsible for activities related to market research and product development.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and formulate aspects of research and product development.
  • Review and analyze research proposals to determine benefits derived and possible implementation.
  • Develop and implement methods and procedures for monitoring projects.
  • Lead and manage research team to ensure objectives are met.
  • Ensure assignments meet required standards in depth and accuracy.
  • Continuously develop, implement and evaluate research strategies.
  • Carry out market intelligence to determine market trends.
  • Coordinate research, pilot, monitor and advise on development of products.
  • Monitoring and advising management on performance of existing products and services.

    Person Specification

  • Bachelors or advanced degree in Business, Statistics, or Economics
  • Proficiency in MS Office and knowledge in SPSS/SAS will be an added advantage
  • 4 years experience in market research and product development role, with at least 2 years in Management in the financial sector
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in statistical modeling
  • Willing to travel extensively.

    4. Agronomist

    Ref: HRD/AGR/09/1 1

    Reporting to the General Manager, Marketing the position holder’s main responsibility will be assisting in development of agribusiness portfolio.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with stakeholders in development of new agribusiness financial products and services.
  • Advise on best agribusiness practices for various products.
  • Coordinate agribusiness research, pilot, monitor and advise on development in identified sectors.
  • Monitor and advise on current market trends in agribusiness.
  • Develop agribusiness training and related materials.

    Person Specification

  • BSc in Agriculture
  • 4 years working experience 2 of which must be in Agribusiness
  • Conversant with current agriculture related technologies
  • Experience in products development in the financial sector will be an added advantage
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Willing to travel extensively

    5. Insurance Manager

    Ref: HRD/INM/09/11

    Reporting to the Finance Director the position holder will be responsible for all insurance related matters of the institution.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development insurance policies and related documents for the institution.
  • Evaluate and advise on appropriate insurance schemes for the institution available in the market.
  • Advise on insurable risks.
  • Develop micro-insurance business portfolio.
  • Follow up on settlement of all insurance claims.
  • Evaluate the institution’s needs and suggest appropriate insurance policies for various categories/groups.
  • Inspect property to determine insurance risk.

    Person Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or business administration with Insurance bias. Actuarial science will be an added advantage
  • Holder of Certificate of Proficiency
  • 5 years working experience in Insurance Industry 2 of which should be at Management Level
  • Experience in Micro Insurance will be an added advantage

    6. Records Manager

    Ref: HRD/RCM/09/11

    Reporting to the Finance Director, the position holder will be responsible for effective and appropriate management of the institution’s electronic and physical archive and records.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing a policy framework to guide staff in the use of the record management system
  • Advising on records management issues within the institution
  • Ensuring efficient management of both electronic and physical records
  • Facilitating the development of filing systems and maintenance of these to meet institutional requirements.
  • Devising and ensuring the implementation of record retention policy of the institution
  • Setting up, maintaining, reviewing, and documenting records management systems
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations

    Person Specification

  • Business Degree with a Diploma in Archive and Records Management
  • 5 years experience with 2 years in records management at supervisory level
  • Experience in automated record management is an added advantage
  • Must be a person of high integrity and maintain confidentiality of information
  • Must be able to work under minimal supervision and be keen on detail

    7. Security Officer

    Ref: HRD/SO/09/11

    Reporting to the Security Manager, the position holder will be responsible for investigations to ascertain appropriate measures are taken on the various institution’s security activities.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Security Manager in ensuring the institution’s security policies are adhered to avoid any loss or liability.
  • Manage any internal investigations and act as liaison officer with all other interested parties both internal and external including police, regulators and auditors.
  • Coordinate with appropriate law enforcement agencies to identify and facilitate investigative actions.
  • Maintain a comprehensive record of all investigations, findings and action plans, incidence reports and establish a loss register.

    Person Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 5 years experience in criminal investigations
  • Diploma in Criminal Justice or Security Management and Criminology will be an added advantage

    Interested applicants should send the application letter quoting the relevant job reference number and an updated CV including relevant certificate copies indicating email and telephone contacts, to reach us not later than 23rd September, to the following address:

    The Recruitment Committee,

    Kenya Women Finance Trust DTM,

    Upper Hill, Kiambere Road,

    P.O. Box 4179-00506,

    Nyayo Stadium,


    Or Email to

    Applicants who will not have heard from us 30 days after this date should consider their applications unsuccessful.

    Canvassing will lead to disqualification

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