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Vision Fund Malawi and Heifer International is implementing the Enhancing Community Based Financial Organizations (ECBFO) Project with funding from FARMSE targeting rural farmers in the dairy industry, which is a partnership between the Government of Malawi and IFAD.

Position: Dairy Relationship Officer (5 Posts)

Reporting: Branch Manager

Nature of the post: 3 years contract (renewal every year)

The successful persons will build and maintain a healthy portfolio of dairy loans for milk bulking groups. Identify, process, and monitor new and existing clients. Ensure accurate loan appraisals; take part in accessing the dairy cow health and hygiene of the pens, evaluations, maintaining relationship between the VFM and dairy off-takers, and the efficient follow-up of arrears/delinquent clients and the provision of strong client service.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain Dairy loans of quality clients rapidly and consistently to reach target portfolio within assigned period.
  • Liaise with Dairy industry stakeholders such as milk associations and milk bulking groups to ensure that business grows with specified targets
  • Implement promotion campaigns and promotional sessions/meetings for sourcing clients
  • Maintain good relationship with Milk bulking group executive and provide guidance on good cooperative governance as well as off-takers relationship building
  • Conduct loan evaluations and management according to policies and procedures
  • Ensure an appropriate guarantee or collateral is in place and documented
  • Facilitate opening of deposit accounts to borrowers and non-borrowers
  • Cross sale all other VisionFund products and services.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • A minimum of Diploma/Higher National Diploma or Bsc. in Animal health, agri-business, agriculture, and/or related fields with numerate coursework
  • Experience in animal husbandry/ animal science/ animal production -a MUST
  • Experience working with Dairy farmers is desirable
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the Microfinance or Banking profession, sales or Marketing is a plus
  • Excellent computer literacy – Excel is a must
  • Strong written, oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Results oriented and responsive
  • Ability to ride a Motorcycle
  • Must be a mature and committed Christian.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their applications together with their detailed Curriculum Vitae, three traceable referees and copy of certificates to:

The People and Culture Manager,
VisionFund Malawi,
Private Bag A232,
Lilongwe.

Closing date for receiving applications is 31st October, 2019.

For more information: http://www.visionfund.org/2090/malawi


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  • Location
    Lilongwe
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    5
  • Apply Before
    01 Nov, 2019

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