Chief Executive Officer (Financial Services / Business Management/ Micro-finance) Kampala, Uganda

Eastern Africa
Posted 7 months ago

Reference No. KMFDS07

Job Description:

A leading financial services brand is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join as Chief Executive Officer based in Kampala, Uganda. This individual will play a lead role in the day-to-day running of the business in Uganda including providing direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organisation’s strategic business plan objectives and annual goals.  


  • Growth and development of the business within Uganda:

  • Prepare and continuously maintain a comprehensive business plan and annual budget.
  • In association with the support services at the Head Office in Johannesburg, develop and implement sales and marketing campaigns to drive loan book growth in a cost-effective manner and in-line with set targets.
  • In association with the support services at the Head Office in Johannesburg, develop and implement appropriate operational strategies and plans.
  • In association with the support services at the Head Office in Johannesburg, develop and implement appropriate collections management strategies and plans.

  • Financial, Tax and Risk oversight:

  • Recommend a yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manage the organisation’s resources within the budgeted guidelines and relevant laws and regulations.
  • Manage the results and resources of the company in accordance with approved budgets.
  • Ensure that the operation is up to date on all relevant legislation and regulations and report appropriately and timeously to all relevant authorities.

  • Human Capital:

  • Effectively manage Human Capital in accordance with a high-performance culture and within authorised policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the development of staff in all areas to ensure their growth and harmonious integration into the teams.
  • Provide relevant training and development to all staff to ensure that they are competent in their respective roles.
  • Recruit and hire effective staff to grow the company and achieve stated goals.
  • Manage the performance of the team and their results.

  • Community and Public Relations:

  • Ensure that the image of the organisation is consistently presented in a strong and positive light to relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Government and the private sector.
  • Glean market intelligence through developing a network of contacts.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with potential and existing local funders.

  • Organisational culture, values and reputation:

  • Maintain and develop our corporate culture, values, and reputation in the market and with our staff, customers, suppliers, partners and regulatory bodies.

  • Infrastructure:

  • Enhance processes and infrastructure to allow the organisation to grow and achieve its goal.
  • Work with Group IT to ensure ongoing maintenance and readiness of office information systems and infrastructure.
  • Manage physical infrastructure, as well as all data and intellectual property, within the domain.

  • Office Management:

  • Oversee day-to-day administrative functions to ensure smooth daily operations.

  • Report to the Shareholders/Board and the Executive Management Team on organisational plans and performance.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • The company will only look at candidates who have no less than 10-15 years relevant, working experience.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is essential.
  • A postgraduate qualification will be advantageous.
  • Extensive experience in the financial services sector is essential.
  • Experience in the Microfinance industry will be advantageous.
  • Previous exposure to Africa will be highly advantageous.
  • Solid management, accounting and legal skills are essential.
  • Previous Collections experience will be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Uganda and general Microfinance laws relating to financial services, particularly regarding Microlending is essential.
  • A strong command of English, both written and verbal is a requirement of the job.
  • Willing to travel to other branches across Africa.       

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Kyle Magnussen at

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Kyle Magnussen

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CA Finance

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