13 Jul 2014

AKCP Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Job Vacancy

The Association of Kenya Credit Providers (AKCP) was established in 2013 with the objective of promoting an inclusive and effective mechanism for sharing of credit information amongst a broad spectrum of Kenya’s credit providers.

By bringing under one umbrella a cross-section of credit providers, this Association is to deliver value to the credit market by ensuring that the Credit Information Sharing (CIS) platform achieves enhanced risk management practices and access to credit by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

The secretariat for the new association is drawn from the Kenya Credit Information Sharing Initiative (KCISI), a joint initiative of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Kenya Bankers Association (KBA),USAID FIRM and FSD which has since 2009 coordinated the roll-out of CIS in Kenya.

Now the Association of Kenya Credit Providers wishes to recruit a 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Job Ref MN 5998

Job Profile

  • To spearhead the AKCP strategic plan in consultation with the Governing Council.
  • To proactively build a strong brand of AKCP not only to all credit providers but also to credit borrowers who will benefit by maintaining good credit payment records which will in turn enable the borrowers to borrow again from lenders.
  • To ensure efficient gathering and sharing of borrowers past or current repayment trends to help both providers and borrowers.
  • To mitigate risk among credit providers by proactively identifying and interpreting factors that face credit providers and borrowers and advise members on credit risk mitigation strategies.
  • To specifically come up with positive publicity campaigns which borrowers will interpret positively and accordingly embrace self-discipline in repaying their debts in expectation of the ease in future borrowing from credit providers.
  • To recruit, train and motivate a strong high performing team to run the organization.

Person Profile

  • Applicants should have MBA in finance or other commercial orientation
  • At least 10 years experience in a senior position in banking or micro/SME lending.
  • Experience in proactive credit appraisals and debt collection would be an advantage.
  • Qualifications in CPA/ACCA/ACIB/AKIB would be an advantage, but not a must
  • Experience in or appreciation of ICT as a key enabler in record keeping and information sharing is necessary.
  • The ideal age bracket would be 35-50 years.
  • Proactive learner, able to learn from both local and international lending industry players

Send your application so as to reach us by 18th July, 2014.

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