Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries Credit Officer Jobs in Uganda

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries Credit Officer Jobs in Uganda


Job purpose:

  • The overall responsibility of the Credit Officer will be to ensure that the financing for oil palm development activities are carried out in accordance with the laid down guidelines in the implementation plan and according to Hub smallholder oil Palm growing scheme.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish and manage smallholder oil palm farmers’ Credit Scheme

  • Identify farmers’ financial needs and poviode reponses as appropriate

  • Ensure proper filing and financial record keeping of farmers’ data at all times.

  • Timely posting and reconciliation of farmers financial data from time to time.

  • Supervise and monitor performance of farmer’s credit related activities in oil palm cultivation.

  • Sensitise farmer’s on savings and credit actitvies and formation Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs), together with the Hub Coummunity Development and Liason Officer.

  • Support the Farmer Loan Application, Disbursements and Recovery Process.

  • Ensure the recovery of the loans disbursed to farmers

  • Sensitize farmers on credit access, management and utilization

  • Identify farmers that will require financiing from banks and reommend for bank financing

  • Monitor and report on the performance of Commercial loans extended to oil palm farmers by selected Financial Institutions.

  • Conduct financial literacy trainings among Oil Palm Growers and Non-oil palm growers aimed at improving the savings and credit culture among project beneficiaries.

  • Participate in preparation of work plans, budgets and reports as required by the PMU.

  • Ensuring timely and accurate reporting of credit progress.

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the hub Accountant from time to time.

    Academic
    Qualifications


    The following specific qualifications are required:

  • Bachelor’s (Hon) Degree in, Statistics, Economics, Economics and Statistics, Business Computing, Agribusiness Managment, Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Micro finance, or related field from a recognized Institution.

  • Computer literate in at least MS Office Word, Excel, and Access.

    Competencies

  • A team player with high levels of integrity

  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

  • Fluency in English and in local languages spoken with in project area

  • Willing and able to ride a motor cycle

    Work Experience

  • Five (5) years’ experience working with organisations involved in Agriculture Financing and Rural Development

  • At least 3 years’ experience with Credit/ Rural financial services, working a financial institution in credit management.

    How to Apply

  • Written Applications with copies of academic credentials, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating contact details of three (03) referees should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, and hand-delivered to the Ministry Registry located at Plot No.14 Lugard Road Entebbe P.O. Box 102 Entebbe.

  • Closing date for submission: Monday 12th October, 2020 at 4.00pm

  • Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.


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