Area Manager Job in Kapsabet, Kenya

Oct 18, 2016

Duma Works is recruiting an Area Manager for one of our clients. 

The company is a start-up dedicated to delivering life improving products to the under-served through the creation of accessibility and affordability.

Location: Kapsabet

About the role

The area manager will recruit, train and manage a team of group coordinators whose main job is to build relationships with clients. 

The hire will be responsible for achieving set targets for the area that include both sales and client repayment behaviour. The hire will report directly to one of the co-founders.
In addition, this is an opportunity to be part of a growing start-up with big ambitions and a dedicated team but it also means that it’s a rapidly changing environment. Be aware!
Key activities and deliverables of the role will be to:
  • Recruit and train group coordinators under the current curriculum in the area of your operation
  • Monitor and support the team of group coordinators ensuring they reach their targets in their assigned territories and that they submit all required reports on time
  • Performance review of group coordinators
  • Ensure adequate stock levels and provide forecast to management team
  • Run the area office, including all administrative duties
  • At least one-year experience of managing a team of employees (not just casual workers).
  • Minimum two years’ experience as loan officer or field officer working directly with clients in rural areas.
  • Sales experience an advantage but not a must
  • BSc in Business Studies or equivalent.
  • Willingness to start trainee programme in Webuye, Bungoma County, for 3 months before relocation to Kapsabet.
  • In general, we run a 6 day work week out here.
  • Knowledge of Nandi dialects a strong advantage.
  • Interest in rural development and making a difference for the less well-off in this country

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your CV to As the subject line of your email, write “2479” and please make sure to include your Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2479, Barack Obama, the message body. 

If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: 30th October 2016

* When applying to any job through Duma Works, you can expect that after you apply, you will receive a confirmation email, and then an SMS alert asking you to take a basic screening test over SMS or Email. The SMS with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test, and if you ever have any issues with the process, please reach out to 0702093793.


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