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Sep 5, 2017

M-KOPA Solar Senior Manager (Credit Projects) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

M-KOPA is seeking:
 
Position Title: Senior Manager – Credit Projects
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Reporting to: Chief Credit Officer
 
Overall Purpose: To provide project leadership to the credit function, working across departments on projects related to the credit performance of customers, in line with M-KOPA business goals
 
 
Who We Are: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers.  
 
Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 400,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day. 

The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use instalment plan. 

Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for Ksh 50, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting.  After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power. 
 
All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments.  

This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPANET.
 
As of November, 2016, M-KOPA employs over 1000 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of over 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets.  
 
M-KOPA has been recognised for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award. 

M-KOPA has also successfully tested a range of new products that leverage its relationship with customers, and M-KOPA’s unique competencies in mobile telecommunications and ICT. 

To ensure that the research and development of new products add value to (and do not distract from) its core business, M-KOPA is establishing the M-KOPA Labs. 

The Labs will be a dedicated business unit within M-KOPA that will define and test extensions of the M-KOPA asset-based credit model for off-grid-power to new products and services.

Role Profile
 
Main Responsibilities
  • Working in conjunction with the Credit Team, develop and implement strategic project plans by preparing objectives and actions, working across departments to assign those actions, following through until things are done, and summarizing project work along the way to interested stakeholders.
  • Manage pilot experiments involving different interventions, either before or after sale to the customer, which increase the credit performance of the customer base as a portfolio
  • Work with the sales team to develop and enhance training materials to ensure credit is considered in the sales process
  • Lead customer repayment incentives and campaigns to continuously improve the company overall repayment rate.
  • Assist in providing timely and relevant credit information to the executive team and board, to assist with major strategic decisions
Experience & Person Specification
  • The job holder should hold a minimum Education of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or Economics or equivalent experience ·
  • Possess experience of at least four years in banking, debt collection, credit and/or risk management
  • Good business sense and commercial awareness
  • Awareness of the economic circumstances of M-KOPA customers and what influences their cash flows.
  • Excellent leadership skills including people management skills
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data with high accuracy and focus levels
  • Strong analytical, numerical, negotiation and communication skills, and ability to influence management decisions
  • Proficient in reporting and presenting data
  • Possess a creative/innovative approach to problem solving.
Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate's experience and skills.
 
Personal Attributes:
  • Flexible during times of change.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and operational skill sets.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
  • Tenacious, driven, energetic and a high degree of professional integrity.
How to Apply
 
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Please Note: M-KOPA Solar is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff.  Women, minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, M-KOPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment. 

M-KOPA, as a policy, does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. 

This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’ or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process. 

Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are short listed for the post and invited for an interview.

Therefore, if you have not heard from M-KOPA within 4 weeks of the date of the deadline your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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