Head of Credit

Full time
Apply by 07 April 2020

Job description

Who is the Head of Credit at Sistema.bio?

Reporting to the Global CFO and East Africa Managing Director, you will be responsible for managing the credit portfolio by structuring, implementing and systematizing the credit processes for Sistema.bio in line with the best practices of the rural microfinance sector.

You’ll be in charge of:

  • Developing and managing all the credit processes and strategies.
  • Undertaking credit appraisals based on the company’s acceptable risk levels.
  • Building a strong collaborative credit culture across different teams.
  • Reviewing, developing and implementing policies and guidelines on the customer credit cycle.
  • Leading strategic projects around the automation and scale of the company’s credit processes.
  • Training and coaching the credit team.

More about You!

  • You are a Bachelors or Masters graduate preferably in Economics, Business Administration or Commerce.
  • You have at least 8+ years of experience in credit, recovery, micro-credit or risk management.
  • You are a self-starter and have a strong track record of planning and execution.
  • You have strong oral and written communication skills in English and Swahili.
  • You have experience and affinity with lending in the agricultural sector.
  • You have excellent MS office skills.


About Sistema.bio

Sistema.bio is a leading social enterprise operating in Latin America, India, and Africa by bringing technology, training and financing to farmers. Headquartered in Mexico City, Sistema.bio promotes a world where waste is a resource, and farmers are empowered and productive. We manufacture, sell, install and finance our patented biodigester systems for small and medium scale farmers to convert their waste into economic, health and environmental benefits.

By the end of 2021, our goal is to have installed biodigesters for over 200,000 people in 15 countries where they lack access to clean, renewable and cost-effective energy. 

Sistema.bio is the 2019 Ashden Clean Cooking Awards winner and the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Institute Finalist.

You can be a part of this impact story! 

What it is like to work at Sistema.bio

  • Entrepreneurial cultureYour ideas matter. We believe in empowering people to own their projects and be able to take responsibility for them.
  • Passion and purposeWorking at Sistema.bio, you will work with a very passionate team that believes strongly in working for the social and environmental impact they want to see.
  • A growing team with growing opportunities: Sistema.bio is on its way to double in size in the coming years. This growth will open new roles, new countries and a world of new opportunities! We have a roll-up-your-sleeves culture where we offer new opportunities for our team members’ careers based on their skills, interests and aspirations.
  • Time in the field with the small and medium-scale farmersAt Sistema.bio, we are passionate about understanding and serving our customers: small and medium-scale farmers. Working with Sistema.bio, we will make sure that regardless of your background, you get to spend time in the field with farmers and genuinely understand their challenges and their everyday concerns.
  • We care about your career progression: We have a strong culture of training and investing in developing our people. As a Sistema.bio employee, you’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to training programs, and clear tracking of your performance and career development twice a year. 
  • Work-life balanceAt Sistema.bio, we know you’re at your best when you’re rested and healthy. We therefore give you generous holidays options, parental leave, we pay for your health protection and give you options to work remotely when needed and possible.


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