Job tittle: Agro lending consultant
Reports to: Chief business officer
Department: Business operations
Location: Head Office

AB BANK Rwanda Ltd. is urgently looking for an experienced Agro Lending specialist/ consultant for a short-term assignment.
The Agro Lending consultant is responsible for preparing the bank to pilot test its agro loan product before the end of the current financial year. He/she will be the lead person in implementing the pilot launch of the agro loan product, as well as in refining the policies and procedures before the final launching of the product. The duration of the assignment is approximately 9 months, with a possible 3 months extension.
Major Tasks:
• Develop an agro-lending specific strategy, which addresses the challenges on growth, profitability, and risks;
• Review ABR’s business model, systems and processes, and understand how agro-lending fits into the overall strategy; Identify and adopt changes to other bank functions to support the new lending unit
• Develop risk management techniques specific to agro-lending; develop risk management tools
• Develop a product proto-type based on the agreed target market segment; design relevant procedures / process flows
• Recruit and train the staff for the pilot phase;
• Conduct the product prototype market testing before the pilot
• Supervise the testing of the requirements for the pilot (IT, process flow, marketing pitches, monitoring report, etc.)
• Oversee the pilot testing phase;
• Review the product, policies, procedures, systems, training, etc. after the pilot, or anytime (as needed) during the pilot phase
• Fulfils relevant tasks assigned by the bank’s senior management
Necessary experience and knowledge
-  Min. of 5 years of agro-focused work experience; at least 3 years of which should be in agri-lending
-  Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Rwanda an advantage
-  Relevant university or graduate degree
-  Fluency in English (oral and written); ability to speak Kinyarwanda and/or French an advantage
-  Command of MS Office software – Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
-  Good communication skills

Qualified and Interested Candidates may apply at AB Bank’s recruitment email at: abr-recruiting@abbank.rw

Deadline 10th/September/2018

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