Job Title: Field Officer (Credit/Collections)
Reporting To: Branch Leader
Job Location: Any of our Kenya Branches.
Job Opening: 19th March 2021
Application Deadline: Open
Tugende is a for-profit social enterprise providing asset and SME finance, leasing, insurance, and financial literacy to new customers, and consumer finance to qualified existing customers.
It was formally established in 2012 in Uganda and is a technology-enabled asset financier of income-generating assets for proven entrepreneurs, using a lease-to-own product to offer an affordable path to ownership of these assets. Tugende empowers customers unable to access formal credit and has financed over 35,000 customers.
About this job
We are looking for competent and motivated Field Officers who can work independently with limited direction to serve as the main point of contact between Tugende and its clients within our areas of operation in Kenya. The role will be based in Kenya with occasional travels to Uganda.
Tugende’s mission is: Helping people help themselves. As a Field Officer, you will be responsible for the client`s lease approval process, from the initial class to final lease payment. The field officer's day-to-day responsibilities include conducting Tugende`s field operations e.g vetting, managing collections, and responding to client's needs.
The job holder will be assigned to deliver on the following assignments
1. Client vetting and Management
2. Manage client needs and portfolio performance
Note: This job description gives a general guideline, and therefore does not include an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge amp; Abilities
Preferred Qualification and Experience:
What will you gain?
Career Trajectory: This is a role with significant leadership potential to grow as the company operations grow. Someone who does this job can be promoted to; Senior Customer Relations Officer, Customer Relations Team Leader, Customer Relations Coordinator, Deputy Branch Leader, Junior Branch Leader, Branch Leader, Senior Branch Leader, with a possibility of crossing to other operations and other departments’ functions.
Meaningful Work: Tugende’s work gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to earn a better living for themselves and their families. We are changing East Africa’s asset-finance industry by building a sustainable business that ignites financial development. Join this movement!
Great Team: Tugende has a smart, fun, and growing team of ~500 employees. We take our work seriously, but love to joke and have fun. We regularly have fully-paid, voluntary team outings, as well as fun parties for our customers. Our headquarters are in Kampala, Uganda and we are rapidly expanding in East Africa.
Hours and compensation: This position is for an ambitious, full-time employee who will take on additional responsibilities and projects as they arise. Tugende offers competitive salaries and benefits that reflect a person’s contributions to the company’s mission and growth.
More About Tugende
Tugende means let’s go in Luganda and signifies the company's mission and what you say on the back of a motorcycle taxi. Tugende has been recognized as a 2012 Unreasonable Fellow, 2014 Echoing Green Global Fellow,2016 GSBI Fellow, and received the MIT Zambezi prize in 2015 as one of the top 3 financial inclusion start-ups in Africa. We have appeared in The Guardian, BBC, Economist,and elsewhere.
As part of our regional expansion in East Africa, Kenya is now launched! Beyond geographic growth, Tugende's future will include multiple asset finance products and tools to help Tugende to reach millions of customers without losing high-touch personal support.