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Lidya Job Recruitment –Lidya is currently recruiting qualified for the positions specified below. Interested persons may apply below

Lidya is the future of finance for small businesses in frontier markets. Our goal is to help great business owners access financing and build a credit score through an easy and inspiring lending process. Lidya is currently live in Nigeria and is using world-class technology to help small businesses invoice customers, access credit, and build credit scores to grow their businesses.

Lidya is founded by Tunde Kehinde, the former Managing Director of Jumia Nigeria, the largest eCommerce platform in West Africa and Ercin Eksin, the former Chief Operating Officer of Jumia Africa responsible for operations in 6 of the largest economies in Africa. Tunde and Ercin also co-founded Africa Courier Express, the largest direct-to-consumer delivery provider in Nigeria. Tunde and Ercin attended Harvard Business School and the University of Chicago-Booth, respectively for their MBAs.

To support our development and activities expansion in West Africa, we are recruiting strategic and experienced individuals to join our team in the following positions below:

Job Title: Recovery Manager

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The Recovery Manager is responsible for the overall formulation, review, and implementation of loan recovery and repayment policies and procedures, as well as actively building client relationships for the Debt Recovery team to foster timely repayment of all loans and improve Portfolio at Risk (PAR).
  • The position liaises directly with clients, external debt collection partners and local courts to recover outstanding payments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains a database of all matters related to late payments by clients including any matters in mediation, litigation, or pre-settlement negotiations.
  • Negotiate and maintain contractual relationships with vendors related to business recovery and resumption.
  • Reviewing documentation (all aspects of contract) to assess liability, identify contract issues and judge recoverability.
  • Using knowledge and initiative to reach amicable solutions to settling debts on behalf of clients, considering circumstances of the case while ensure significant monthly progress on funds recovery.
  • Establish repayment schedules, monitoring repayment of debts, and adherence by debtors to installment schedules.
  • Researching debtor companies, assisting in researching laws and procedures to provide written advice to clients and prepare appropriate reports clearly identifying issues and options for dealing with them.
  • Build and manage internal team of 3+ debt recovery professionals to achieve late payment goals and key performance indicators of the Company.

Desired Qualifications and Skillset

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Information Technology or preferably Law (will be an added advantage). (MBA, LLB, CFA is a plus).
  • 7 years+ of experience working with a Commercial Bank, Law Firm or Management Consulting Firm, with a particular emphasis on experience in the financial sector and a network of debt collection partners a plus.
  • Demonstrated history of recovery success. Ability to show you have been able to deliver above average loan recovery KPIs (PAR 0, PAR 30, PAR 90) in the credit industry, with experience at credit providers with a loan portfolio over NGN 1 billion at any point time, a plus.
  • In depth knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, court rules and procedures, practices in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • Excellent Communication skills – You must be able to succinctly summarize an argument and be capable of presenting the impact of maintaining good credit scoring and complex legal concepts to clients.
  • Detailed Organization skills – Missing a deadline can negatively impact a client’s credit profile, result in serious court penalties, and/or damage the reputation of Lidya so time management and organization skills are hugely important.
  • An eye for detail – being able to identify small details in a late payment can mean the difference between losing and recovering a debt. You also need this skill to determine what is relevant and what is not to ensure the right actions are prioritized to achieve target KPIs.
  • Determination and Negotiation skills – Loan recovery is difficult; you need to have the determination to recover late payments. You need to have strong persuasion skulls and the strength to maintain composure and calm when cases become chaotic and complicated.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Data Analyst

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • We are looking for a passionate Data Analyst. The successful candidate will turn data into information, information into insight and insight into business decisions.
  • Your work will help to grow our loan book and inform smarter, faster credit decisioning and superior portfolio management.
  • You will be a driving force in helping Lidya quickly scale to millions of loans with minimal losses and exceptional returns.
  • This is a perfect opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurial adventure that will revolutionize business in Africa and beyond.
  • The Data Analyst position will work closely with the senior management team and will be responsible for importing, transforming, validating or modeling data with the purpose of understanding or drawing conclusions from the data in order to drive clinical and operational decision-making.
  • The data analyst’s responsibilities may include presenting data in charts, graphs and tables as well as designing and developing relational databases for collecting data.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acquiring and authentication of data from primary or secondary data sources and maintaining databases.
  • Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality.
  • Filter and “clean” data by reviewing computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets.
  • Work with management to prioritize business and information needs and locate and define new process improvement opportunities.

Desired Qualifications and Skillset

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Management, Investments, or a related business discipline (MBA, CPA, or CFA is a plus).
  • 3 to 5 years+ of experience working with an Investment Bank, Management Consulting Firm or in an advanced degree course with heavy math and/or statistics requirements.
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects etc), databases (SQL etc), programming (XML, Javascript, or ETL frameworks).
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS etc).
  • Attention to Detail: The conclusions drawn from your data analysis will drive critical departmental initiatives. Accuracy and attention to detail are paramount.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Math Skills: Deep understanding of basic statistical methods.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Collections Manager

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The Collections Manager is responsible for providing support to the organization with particular emphasis on the collection of revenue and management of finance.
  • The position liaises directly with clients, external debt collection partners, negotiate on outstanding payments and where necessary initiates recovery action.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Minimizing customer response times by issuing reminder notices and customer statements and monitoring collection of debts in a timely manner.
  • Negotiating with clients on arrangements regarding payments and making recommendations to management to ensure Departmental guidelines in relation to installment agreements and the processing of monies received are adhered to.
  • Contact debtors by telephone, letter, email or fax, to agree debt recovery plans and follow up as appropriate.
  • Reviewing documentation (all aspects of contract) to assess liability, identify contract issues and judge recoverability.
  • Using knowledge and initiative to reach amicable solutions to settling debts on behalf of clients, considering circumstances of the case.
  • Establish repayment schedules, monitoring repayment of debts, and adherence by debtors to installment schedules.
  • Researching debtor companies, assisting in researching laws and procedures to provide written advice to clients.
  • Build and manage internal team of 5+ debt recovery professionals to achieve late payment goals and key performance indicators of the Company.

Desired Qualifications and Skillset

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, information management, investments, or a related business discipline (MBA, CPA, or CFA is a plus).
  • 5 years+ of experience working with a Commercial Bank, Accounting Firm or Management Consulting Firm, with a particular emphasis on experience in a financial sector.
  • High level of IT skills especially in accounting, advanced Excel, and PowerPoint.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Finance Associate

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • To ensure the smooth and efficient running of the organization by providing leadership in all financial matters, including loan operations (disbursement and collection), budget development & implementation, planning & reporting, managing financial accounts, payroll, and treasury management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with the finance team lead to develop and implement monthly, quarterly, and annual budgets.
  • Production of monthly and quarterly assessments and forecasts of financial performance against budget & cash flow, financial and operational goals.
  • Work with bookkeeping partners to prepare draft audit accounts and be a liaison with the externally appointed auditor.
  • Ensure accurate and on-time disbursements of approved loans to clients, including reconciliation of payments to the bank accounts and management of Lidya Treasury.
  • Ensure accurate and on-time recollection of loan repayments from clients, including reconciliation of payments to the bank accounts.
  • Engage with our partner banks and other financial institutions in respect of financing and liquidity initiatives of Lidya Nigeria.

Desired Qualifications and Skillset

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Management, Investments, or a related business discipline (MBA, CPA, or CFA is a plus).
  • 3 to 5 years+ of experience working with a Commercial Bank, Accounting Firm or Management Consulting Firm.
  • High level of IT skills especially in accounting, advanced Excel, and PowerPoint.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Closing Date
17th September, 2022.

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