EFC Branch Manager Jobs in Uganda

EFC Branch Manager Jobs in Uganda


Position Title: Branch Manager
Position Classification: Management – EFC M2
Reporting Officer: Head of Sales Service and Distribution

Position Objectives

It is the primary objective of the Branch Manager to perform operations and strategic management of all Branch functions and activities. This position is accountable to:

  • Direct all operational aspects including human resources, distribution, customer service, administration and sales in accordance with EFC objectives
  • Foster the development of a strong customer relationship culture to facilitate the consultative sale of EFC products and services and the identification and exploitation of business opportunities;
  • Instil a business philosophy and orient employees in the EFC vision, mission, values and objectives through appropriate supervision, coaching and skills development and appreciative acknowledgement of their efforts;
  • Advance the principles of “positive change management” without business disruption in areas such as the integration of new products and services, implementation of new approaches or the usage of new tools and methodologies;
  • Oversee and ensure sound security management practices (i.e. cash handling, customer identification, physical security measures etc.);
  • Ensure the integrity of financial and accounting data;
  • Ensure full compliance with all customer transaction related policies and procedures (i.e. account opening, deposit and withdrawal transactions, loan disbursements etc.);
  • Oversee management of the SAF2000 software system;
  • Lead an initiative to ensure continuous process improvement for the benefit of all EFC stakeholders (i.e. employees, customers and shareholders/donors etc.).

    Duties & Responsibilities

    The Branch Manager is primarily responsible to plan, organize and oversee all Branch operations including the supervision of staff and the coordination of work activities. This position is also primarily responsible for promoting EFC branding and raising community awareness regarding the products and services available to fulfill the target market needs.

    The principal responsibilities are to:

  • Provide effective and efficient day-to-day leadership and Branch management;
  • Participate in the development of the Branch business and activities plan and oversee its implementation and follow-up;
  • Participate to Credit Committee in accordance to the Lending Authority Policy
  • Manage the staff of the branch. This includes:
    o Assign individual objectives according to the business plan objectives
    o Follow up the individual performance
    o Identify the training needs of the staff
    o Provide support to the branch staff
    o Participate to the capacity building of the branch staff
    o Proving reporting according to EFC requirements
  • Collaborate with and support Human Resources in matters pertaining to Branch recruitment, development, employee relations, supervision and
    performance evaluation;
  • Provide training, coaching, development and motivation of the personal
  • Develop approaches and activities to maximize customer satisfaction, profitability of operations and risk management;
  • Regularly review and ensure application of policies, procedures and internal controls relevant to the scope of authority and accountability of the position and submit appropriate improvement plans and strategies for consideration and approval as required;
  • Provide Branch performance analysis and status reports (i.e. financial and product / service sales indicators) as required.

    Other tasks and responsibilities that will enable the fulfillment of the above noted responsibilities include:

  • Preparing summary reports for monthly Manager’s Meetings relative to Branch results and actions required;
  • Submitting recommendations regarding objectives, policies and Branch action plans as deemed required;
  • Assess local market conditions and identify current and prospective sales opportunities;
  • Managing all internal and external communications in collaboration with the EFC Marketing & Communications Department;
  • Managing the employee performance process (individual and group) through team leadership and motivation;
  • Applying effective internal control systems and measures and ensuring sound management of all Branch control registers;
  • Supervising and controlling all Branch operations including closing, cash supply / reserves, cash counts, security, computer systems and related deposit / lending / financial and accounting activities;
  • Identifying financial services needs in the community leading savings mobilization initiatives;
  • Collaborating with the Internal Audit Department by providing all data / documentation required to enable the performance of the internal audit mandate;
  • Perform any other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Qualifications & Requirements (i.e. education, skills and experience)

    The Branch Manager requires good practical knowledge of branch operations and human resource management in the financial services sector and the foresight to see how the intricate day-to-day activities link with and support the achievement of the vision and mission of the EFC. In this regard, specific qualifications and requirements include:

  • A University Degree in Business Management, Economics, Management or other related studies;
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience, preferably in the financial services sector;
  • Knowledge of microfinance specific to MSE markets would be a definite asset;
  • Excellent management skills including leadership, development and coaching;
  • Strong people / relationship skills with a customer sales and service orientation;
  • Strong analytical skills and sense of judgement
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, database, etc.);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    Apply by 30th September, 2019

    For more information and job applications details, see; EFC Branch Manager Jobs in Uganda

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