CAREERS

1. Loan Officer Kisumu

Company Information:

Odyssey Capital is a consumer finance organization leveraging financial inclusion by allowing people to pay for otherwise unaffordable smart devices and other consumer items in affordable monthly instalments.

Our core productLipa Later(Pay later)is a payment option that utilizes alternative credit scoring to allow consumers to pay for essential items (electronics & furniture) in affordable monthly instalments.

If you are dynamic, creative, motivated and know how to get the most out of a team? This is the ultimate job for you. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a vibrant environment that is mission driven, result oriented and community based.

The role will include the following responsibilities:
i) Account Management
  • Operate as the lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to our partners.
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting relationships with partners.
  • Negotiate contracts and close agreements to maximize profits.
  • Develop new business with existing partners and/or identify areas to improvement.
  • Manage the sales team and periodically visit clients to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Collaborate with the business development team to Identify and grow opportunities within territory.
  • ii) Partnerships Recruitment
  • Developing leads with prospective partners and building a business network.
  • Planning and delivery of personalized propositions to engage new partnerships.
  • Promoting PR/communication initiatives in key markets to maximize brand exposure.
  • Conduct market research and data analysis to help build powerful and persuasive commercial proposals based on the marketing objectives and the business needs of potential partners.
  • Supporting the business development team by initiating, negotiating and closing appropriate engagements with partners.
  • Experience, Skills and Qualifications Required:
  • At least 3 years’ work experience with a minimum of 1 year’ experience in Account Management.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University in the field of business or related discipline.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and relationship management.
  • Excellent IT Skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • Experience delivering tailored solutions to partners’ needs.
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple account management projects at a time while maintaining sharp attention to detail.
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work independently as an individual and as part of a team.
  • All written applications and CVs should be submitted to careers@lipalater.com.

    2. Front-End Developer

    Odyssey Capital Limited is a company that offers financial products and services including Lipa Later (electronics and furniture financing) to individuals and businesses in the lower to middle – income bracket in Kenya. The company was established to bridge the financial gap experienced by the aforementioned demographic and to raise the standards of living throughout the country by making technology and other financial products/services affordable.

    Job Description

    We are looking for a Front-End Web Developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include translation of the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of the application. You will work with the UI/UX designer and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works.

    Responsibilities
  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Skills And Qualifications
  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery, Ajax and Node js.
  • Note: Every front-end developer is expected to have a proficient knowledge of JavaScript, while most front-end developers should know jQuery.

  • Good understanding of advanced JavaScript libraries and frameworks, such as AngularJS, KnockoutJS, NodeJS, ReactJS
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.
  • Note: A UI/UX designer is expected to deliver finished resources for the developer to incorporate into the app. However, quite often a front-end web developer needs to make some small adjustments. Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them. Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git / Mercurial / SVN. Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them.

    Have the desired qualifications but think you’d be a good fit for the role? Apply and tell us why! careers@lipalater.com

    3. Recruiting for Sales Representative Interns in Nairobi, Eldoret and Mombasa.

    Odyssey Capital Limited is a company that offers financial products and services including Lipa Later (electronics and furniture financing) to individuals and businesses in the lower to middle – income bracket in Kenya. The company was established to bridge the financial gap experienced by the aforementioned demographic and to raise the standards of living throughout the country by making technology and other financial products/services affordable. If you are a hands on team player with exceptional communication, interpersonal, negotiation and presentation skills, you could just be the one we are looking for.

    Duties:
  • Promoting our financial products/services to potential clients in partner stores.
  • Understanding our client’s needs .
  • Meeting sales targets .
  • Skills, Interests and Qualities:
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • The ability to explain complex information clearly and simply.
  • Aggressive.
  • Good sales negotiation skills.
  • Determination and motivation to meet targets.
  • Discretion and a trustworthiness.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • A respect for private and confidential information.
  • Determination and motivation to meet targets
  • Your pleasant personality and good grooming will stand you in good stead, while a college Education with a business-related university Diploma or a diploma in Sales and marketing from a reputable college with be an added advantage. Should have a good understanding of Micro Finance. Must be mature and demonstrate high levels of self-drive.

    Remuneration:

    This is a commission-based package.

    Have the desired qualifications but think you’d be a good fit for the role? Apply and tell us why! careers@lipalater.com