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UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) is seeking applications from qualified persons who are accomplished to take up the position of Business Channels Manager.

UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI)

UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) is seeking applications from qualified persons who are accomplished to take up the position of Business Channels Manager.

UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) is seeking applications from qualified persons who are accomplished to take up the position of Business Channels Manager.
Job Summary: The Business Channels manager will lead and manage the Delivery channels function in UGAFODE. Microfinance Limited (MDI). The position shall be responsible for development and Implementation of UGAFODE's channel Strategy in alignment with the company Strategic Plan to include channels such as: Mobile Banking, Agency Banking, POS, ATMs, payment terminals, internet banking, Digital Field Applications& others as identified.
Main Duties:
Channel Development.
◘ Develop Business' Channels strategy to guide growth and use of electronic channels.
◘ Identify and Propose new channels for exploration and implementation.
◘ Develop a Channels Selection and Implementation Methodology for Channel Initiatives.
◘ Project Lead all Channels projects through Concept, Assessment, Planning, Implementation, Piloting, Transition to operations and Post Implementation Review.
◘ Identify and explore strategic partnerships on Channels e.g. bills collections, valued-added services on payments.
◘ Develop proposals and business cases for funding opportunities of channel initiatives.
◘ Roll out channels to branches and to customers.
◘ Drive Channels targets to increase signups, usage, and transaction volumes.
Channel Operations &Support.
◘ Work with the technology team to ensure the core infrastructure (i.e. core banking system, network infrastructure, connectivity, liquidity, reporting) is available to support daily channel operations;
◘ Manage Error handling and customer Complaints.
◘ Manage Channel risk and Challenges and identify mitigations.
◘ Manage Agent Liquidity needs.
◘ Management Settlement and Reconciliation
Stakeholder Engagement.
◘ Maintain close working relationship with related units e.g. Operations, Business Development, IT, Finance, Branches on addressing/closing Channels service requests.
 Relationship management of vendors and other 3rd party providers of Channel Solutions.
◘ Engage with Industry partners to seek mutual benefits channel business and operations e.g. Partnering with other MFIs to negotiate reduced telecom charges for customers
Procedures and compliance.
◘ Develop and strengthen the policies, procedures, and controls of the institution relating to electronic channels.
◘ Prepare new procedures when launching new channels in liaison with the organization's operations department.
◘ Comply with regulatory requirements and guidelines for channel initiatives.
Planning, monitoring and reporting.
◘ Direct the preparation of the channels annual work plan and budget.
◘ Monitor and report channels performance on a daily basis.
◘ Analyze channel usage and adoption statistics to identify trends & recommend strategies for correction.
Capacity Building
◘ Provide effective training to Staff on Channel Products
◘ Evaluate, monitor, and support the development of human resource capacity to manage the channels.
◘ Supervise Staff in the Channels Unit.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
◘ Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, IT, Business Administration and/or related fields is required. Masters or MBA is an added advantage;
◘ 5 years of experience in the banking, microfinance and electronic channels /or branchless banking, preferably with significant operational experience in digital channels and agency network management;
◘ Project management experience: detail and process oriented. Ability to motivate and develop staff;
◘ Understanding of financial services and banking, knowledge of electronic channels, digital finance and agency (branchless) banking.
Applicants should send a cover letter and an up to date detailed a CV, certified copies of complete academic transcripts and professional certificates. Your applications should include names of 3 referees and a day time telephone contact. Should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager using the address below so as to reach not later than Tuesday 10th May 2016.
UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI)
P.O. Box 30815, Kampala
Tel + 256 414 257 181,SILVA Arcade, Plot 62 Bombo Road
Website: http://www.ugafode.co.ug
UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI)

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