Job Summary

Support the credit analysis and underwriting initiatives for an up-and-coming lending institution.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description


LOCATION Kampala/Soroti 
JOB LEVEL Mid level 

Support the credit analysis and underwriting initiatives for an up-and-coming lending institution. 

The Position Asaak is looking to hire a Credit Officer for its Kampala office. You will report directly to the Branch Manager, have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the co-founders, and be part of the early team by making decisions that directly impact our customers’ lives. Asaak offers a uniquely mission-driven value proposition with a culture of camaraderie, energy, and high performance. This is a rare opportunity to have lasting change on company culture and operations. 

Key Responsibilities
- Underwriting & servicing of lending products ensuring compliance with company credit guidelines and regulatory requirements 
- Performing a first pass financial analysis on loan applicants, documenting findings, interacting with loan applicants as necessary, and forwarding finalized loan applications for final review 
- Manage daily and weekly reporting to senior directors 
- Responsible for hiring and training new staff 
- Provide splendid support to customers in a friendly and courteous manner at all times 
- Review and ensure the accuracy of all loan file details prior to submission to the manager for loan approval 
- Keep abreast of all company and investor credit policies and procedures as well as federal and regional regulatory changes by participating in in-house training events 

Candidates' Qualifications and Experience: 
- Hold a diploma or higher level of education 
- Have at least 3-5 years of accounting, underwriting, credit analysis, or financial analysis experience; prior experience as a loan officer is an advantage 
- Strong communication skills, characterized by excellent writing and speaking skills 
- Must possess excellent multi-tasking skills and be able to function under pressure 
- Ability to handle fast-paced environments with minimum supervision and meet project deadlines 
- Ability to use a tablet/smartphone/computer, experience with Google Applications is an advantage 
- Must be patient and willing to help others in solving problems while maintaining a positive attitude at all times 
- Must have a keen eye for detail and follow instructions precisely 
- Fluency in English required; fluency in Luganda is an advantage 

Job application procedure 

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of the relevant certificates and testimonials. Please e-mail these to ​​ and quote the job title “Credit Officer” and the desired location, “Kampala” or “Soroti,” in the subject field.  

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