SunCulture Kenya Debt Recovery Officer - Eldoret Jobs in Kenya

SunCulture Kenya Debt Recovery Officer - Eldoret Jobs in Kenya

About SunCulture:

Founded in 2012, SunCulture’s Vision is to build a world where people take control of their environment in rewarding and sustainable ways. SunCulture does this by developing and commercialising life changing technology that solves the biggest daily challenges for the world's 570 million smallholder farming households.

We are the largest distributor of solar water pumps / solar irrigation for smallholder farmers in Africa and were selected by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2021. Here is a good explainer video recently made by CNBC. Over the last 5 years the company has grown significantly and now employs 400+ people around the world.

Reporting to the Debt Recovery Manager,, the ideal candidate is responsible for collections of defaulted portfolio, tracing & recovery of all SunCulture assets assigned on credit but defaulted, issuance of Demand letters in the field & initiation of repossession rights on all non-performing credits above Sunculture’s PAYG credit policy guidelines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be accountable for reducing delinquency for assigned accounts

  • Ensure allocated accounts are monitored on a daily basis and appropriate actions are taken to ensure that the collection portfolio remains within acceptable limits through the application of sound credit judgment within SunCulture PAYG credit policy guidelines.

  • Investigate and resolve any customer queries and complaints through verbal or written correspondence in line with SunCulture PAYG credit policies.

  • Issue out demand letters at field level to defaulters with the aim to get payments back to normalcy.

  • Record new commitment to repay the debt (PTPs), determine if the debt can be collected, and accordingly recommend/initiate the recovery process.

  • Contact defaulting customers either by calling or visiting them with an aim of negotiating a settlement of the arrears.

  • Initiate repossession of SunCulture assets as necessary.

  • Achieve the
    monthly collection targets as assigned by the supervisor

  • Identify and escalate deceased or disabled customers to the Head of Credit for review or collection termination.

  • Ensure all work queues are acted upon.

  • Conduct field visit assessment before visiting the market areas.

  • Manage relationships with local authorities and Security Officers

  • Plan and organize field collection drives across all regions

  • Conduct monthly reporting as per portfolio performance on delinquency.

    Knowledge and skills for the Role

  • Diploma or degree in Debt collection and Management, Business Information Science, Finance or Accounting

  • At least 3-6 years’ work experience in debt collection in microfinance, the solar industry, or related organization

  • Knowledge of relevant legal requirements and processes in microfinance and credit collections environment or any other financial institution

  • Evidence of well-developed organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.

  • Integrity and ability to work in consumer finance with small scale farmers across Kenya

  • Sound verbal communication skills including the ability to negotiate respectfully and communicate the rationale for decisions made.

  • Target driven, self-starter, and problem solver

  • Demonstrated ability to follow policy and procedures.

  • Sound judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills.

  • Accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new systems and processes.

  • Demonstrated commitment to service excellence.

  • Proficiency in GSuite, Microsoft Office

    How to Apply

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