Country Manager Kenya ApplicationWorking with Musoni

Deep understanding of the microfinance sector in Kenya? Excited about improving the efficiency of MFIs with innovative technology? Passionate about understanding and solving customer problems? Then please continue reading and use the form below to apply.

About Musoni

Musoni is a microfinance software company that supports financial organisations with its innovative microfinance platform, the Musoni System. Musoni gives financial organisations the infrastructure they need to reduce their costs, improve their efficiency and to drive financial inclusion into the rural areas where the majority of the unbanked live. In doing so, the company aims to fulfil its social mission of expanding financial inclusion, reducing poverty and improving the lives of the unbanked.

Musoni is based in Amsterdam where we work with an international team of enthusiastic and motivated people. The role of Country Manager will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, with occasional travel within East Africa and to Amsterdam. Candidates already in possession of Kenyan residency or work permits will be preferred.

What does the role involve?

As Country Manager for Kenya you will be responsible for promoting Musoni in Kenya and East Africa. The role will involve developing strong relationships with the key players in the East African microfinance sector, generating new leads through your contacts, presentations & workshops, and taking those leads through the sales process and pipeline. In particular the role will involve:

  • Local Sales – Manage the lead generation process in Kenya, taking prospects from their first contact through to contract signing. This will involve following up with all new leads, maintaining existing leads, understanding customer requirements, responding to RFPs, giving system demos and producing the monthly sales analytics & reports
  • Marketing – Promote Musoni at local conferences and events. Contribute to development of marketing content, from email campaigns and blog posts to longer pieces such as reports and case studies. The goal is to continuously re-iterate Musoni’s status as a pioneer in microfinance technology and leader in the sector
  • Post Sales Training – responsible for training new customers on the Musoni System

This role will include hands on work with SalesForce, WordPress, MailChimp and Atlassian Jira. As part of a young and growing company, this role is expected to evolve significantly over time. You will be encouraged to pick up new responsibilities and embrace opportunities as the company expands. You will be reporting to Cameron, Musoni’s CEO.

What skills & experience do you need to apply?

As a young and rapidly growing company, the ideal candidates for this role are ambitious, motivated and outgoing. We’re looking for fast learners with the ability to think strategically and creatively, especially those who enjoy working in a fast-paced start-up environment. We like people who are flexible and have the ability to enthusiastically respond to new tasks and challenges.

  • As a general rule, you should have:
  • Deep knowledge of the East African microfinance sector, with previous experience working in the banking / microfinance industry
  • Good understanding of technology, and the benefits that technology can bring to the microfinance sector
  • Ability to understand the operational requirements of customers and their needs from a banking system
  • Experience with banking systems would be an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

What are the benefits for you?

Musoni offers a competitive starting salary based on experience, as well as the option to be flexible in your working hours. Aside from this, as a young and rapidly growing company, Musoni offers exciting opportunities for career development. You will be encouraged and supported to pick up new responsibilities and embrace opportunities as the company expands. Applicants should look forward to the opportunity of making a major impact towards the company’s future success and expanding financial inclusion in the developing world.

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