Group COO Micro Finance – Uganda


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Unspecified USh Confidential
2 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements



One of our clients, an international micro finance company with operations in 5 African countries is looking for a group COO to join the team and be based in Uganda.

The ideal candidate must have experience in a micro finance company or a Bank.

Assists the regional CEO in the aggressive and successful growth of the company.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide day-to-day leadership and management guidance which mirror the adopted corporate mission and core values. Bottom Line: grow a self-sustaining company. Responsible for driving the company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow and business goals and objectives. Responsible for establishing internal and external processes and key performance indicators for the business and for their measurement and effectiveness. Provide timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating condition of the company. Spearhead the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes. Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of the organization. Ensure that company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures to meet operational and financial targets. Motivate and lead a high performance management team; attract, recruit and retain required members of the executive team not currently in place; provide mentoring as a cornerstone to the management career development program. Make âhiring / firingâ recommendations. Act as lead âclient-care officerâ through direct contact clients and partners. Assist, as required, in raising additional capital at appropriate valuations to enable the Company to meet sales, growth, and market share objectives. Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company. Represent the firm with clients, investors, and business partners. Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the CEO informed of all critical issues. Develop, implement and monitor the Companyâs Quality System Direct short-term and long-range planning and budget development to support strategic business goals. Support personnel actions by ensuring all HR and related functions are properly performed. Assist in the protection of the organization by ensuring it is legally protected and by ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and policies.


Bachelorâs degree from an accredited university or college. MBA is a plus. Minimum of 5+ years of experience in developing broad-scoped business relationships and managing and growing second stage companies Ability to develop, layout, and follow through on detailed business plans and programs Strong negotiating ability Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, self-confidence Strong business and financial acumen Strong oral and written communication skills Integrative team working style, easy contact, rapid to adaptation, can foster team spirit Able to effectively interface with all levels of on-site and off-site employees and contractors. Working knowledge of assigned systems and client organization and practices Team player with a competitive spirit to excel and the ability to influence and motivate others. Good communication skills, and capable of listening

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