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Monday, March 19, 2012

Coffee Development Fund Credit Officers, System Administrator, Database Programmer and Audit Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Coffee Development Fund (CoDF) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture vested with the responsibility of providing sustainable, affordable credit to coffee farmers.

The Fund invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the following vacant positions:

Credit Officers 

2 Positions

The Credit Officers will work in the Credit Department and report to the Field Credit Manager;

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage the business relationships while growing a high quality loan book;
  • Receive and appraise coffee farmers credit applicants and proposal make appropriate recommendations;
  • Ensure that all pertinent reports and supporting documentation required from the intermediaries are received on time, analyzed and submitted for appraisal;
  • Design appropriate field monitoring missions involving the intermediaries and coffee farmers.
  • Develop a loan recovery programme for the borrowers and ensure timely remittance of repayment to the Fund and provide recommendations on strategy to adopt with respect to default cases;
  • Contribute to product development to ensure that credit risk exposure is minimized;
  • Assist the Field Credit manager in reviewing and developing new products;
  • Review the loan portfolio on a regular basis and give recommendation on areas of improvement
  • Keeping abreast of issues related to compliance, legal, and market risk involved in the endorsement of credit;
For Appointment to this Position, a Candidate must have:
  • Bachelors’ degree in Commerce, Finance, Agribusiness, Agriculture or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Postgraduate qualification in credit management or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Three (3) years relevant working experience in the credit department
  • Experience in working with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System.
  • Experience in product development.
  • Strong credit analytical skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively on short notice.
  • Knowledge of agricultural value chain will be an added advantage.
System Administrator

The System Administrator will report to the Information Communication Technology Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate with users regarding the use of software packages and equipment; assists with utilization of packages, software package applications or programs; identifies, reviews and recommends software and/or equipment to meet user needs; answers questions or resolves problems.
  • Writes updates and/or reviews detailed user documentation and manuals for applications/programs; distributes or arranges distribution of system documentation.
  • Installs and/or assists in installation of software packages and/or equipment to include configuration of software/hardware.
  • Writes articles, new releases and on-line help messages to notify customers of new software/hardware releases, system changes, updates or innovative ways of using software.
  • Reviews user manuals and computer listings to debug programs, interpret abnormal terminations or other inoperable situations and resolve problems.
  • Support and advise on downtime procedures and business continuity to ensure that they are adopted successfully in their allocated local work area;
  • Ensure that all system and process issues and incidents are logged and tracked using formal documentation;
  • Provide technical support and train new users in the use of system/ICT facilities and systems;
  • Ensure servicing and maintenance of all the Information Communication Technology equipment;
For Appointment to this Position, a Candidate must have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Management Systems, Computer Science or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Knowledge of windows operating systems,Ms exchange server and Mysql
  • Three (3) years relevant working experience with a reputable organization.
  • Experience in working with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to convey factual information clearly.
Database Programmer

The Database Programmer will work in the Information Communication Technology Department and report to the Information Communication Technology Manager;

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop and maintain web-based business process and database applications.
  • Create scripts and DTS packages for data integration, data maintenance or bug fixes.
  • Write SQL statement for ad-hoc report generation.
  • Develop proactive working relationships with employees both inside and outside the team.
  • Prototype new applications to refine requirements.
  • Analyze, define and document system requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, interfaces with other systems, auditing, reporting requirements and production configuration.
  • Create test plans, test data sets and automated testing to ensure all components of the system meet specifications.
  • Analyze code for problem resolution and performance optimizations.
  • Provide technical consulting and respond to error reports, problems or questions.
  • Monitor the performance of Fund’s applications and servers and assist with technical support as required.
  • Assuring the integrity of data, including data extraction, storage, manipulation, processing and analysis in collaboration with the intermediaries;
  • Collecting and collating appropriate data for usage in databases and conducting related research.
  • Sharing the knowledge of analysis techniques and data coding with other staff
  • Participating in ongoing processes relating to data collections, study design, and data analysis.
For Appointment to this Position, a Candidate must have:
  • Bachelors degree in Information Management Systems/Computer Science or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • At least three years experience in developing relational database applications with complex MS SQL
  • Three (3) years relevant working experience in an established organization.
  • Experience in working with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System.
  • Well versed in performing complex data analysis
  • Good in accurately and appropriately interpreting data.
Audit Assistant
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The Audit Assistant will report to the Internal Auditor;

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify and assess the potential risks to the Fund’s operations;
  • Review the adequacy of controls established to ensure compliance with policies;
  • Assess the reliability and security of Financial and management information systems
  • Working with the Internal auditor to assess operational risks and implementing the audit plan;
  • Assess the means of safeguarding the Fund’s assets;
  • Review established procedures and systems and propose improvements;
  • Appraise the use of resources with regard to economy and effectiveness;
  • Participate in project management through risk management, ensuring conformity to project methodology and incorporation of adequate controls;
  • Conduct ad hoc appraisals, investigations or reviews.
For Appointment to this Position, a Candidate must have:
  • Bachelor Degree in Finance,Business,Accounting or equivalent from a recognized University;
  • At least 2 years experience in a busy audit department or an Audit Firm
  • CPA part II or its equivalent.
  • Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and team skills.
The successful candidates will be employed on Permanent and Pensionable terms.

Kindly submit your application with a detailed resume indicating education and qualifications, work experience, copies of academic, professional certificates and testimonials, your current position, current remuneration level, day time contact phone numbers, e-mail address and three referees, to reach the undersigned not later than Tuesday 3rd April 2012, addressed to:

The Managing Trustee
Coffee Development Fund
P.O. Box 52714 – 00200
Nairobi

Coffee Development Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Only short listed candidates shall be contacted.

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