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2023 Internships – Senior Specialist Dental Select

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To Provide Agricultural Advisory And Support Service To Both Emerging And Commercial Farmers In Order To Safeguard The Bank’s Assets Through The Following

  • Conduct on Farm Agronomical and Financial Assessments for High Risk and Delinquent Clients and make recommendations to remediate as well as rate the farm/business according to the approved bank’s risk rating models
  • Schedules inspections of the bank’s security and re-evaluations
  • Where relevant, refer farmers to service providers with technical expertise / advise Farmers and make recommendations to improve the overall Farm status and mitigate potential risks
  • Effectively manage the collateral in terms of the loan agreement and Collateral Management System (CMS) policy thereby identifying collateral shortfalls in order to minimise risk and prevent financial losses.
  • Proactively prevent ex-ante moral hazard by conducting farm visits on new loans and ascertain whether farm funding was utilised as intended in line with the loan agreement.
  • Provide input into the agricultural evaluation norms / best practice across all industries in which company operates and which are applied in the credit assessment applications.

Key Performance Areas

  • Monitoring, Advisory and Support
  • Implement Effective Collateral Management by conducting inspections in accordance with the relevant company policy and procedures and ensure that the banks collateral has the most up to date collateral valuations as per the banks’ requirements per asset class
  • Conduct Collateral Management Inspections:
  • Conduct the farm visits in accordance with the processes and procedures.
  • Monitor progress of projects financed by company and ensure adherence to agreed loan terms and conditions as required o Identification and marking of assets under a special Notarial Bond for collateral security purposes

Conduct Agronomical and Financial Assessments

  • Perform farm visits to ascertain whether the farm funding was utilised as intended:
  • Ensure that the funds have been used for their stated purpose o Monitor and evaluate the progress and financial position of the client for any early warning signs of distress o Advise with subject matter experts and link clients with relevant stakeholders in order to provide technical advice to clients where necessary
  • Conduct in-depth on farm Agronomical Assessment specifically for High Risk, Delinquent and Non-Performing Accounts o Determine factors for delinquency or default.
  • Records Management and Maintenance of the Inspections Database including market trends
  • Compile and maintain an information database for assistance with technical knowledge
  • Ensure that reports are filed in accordance with the record management system
  • Maintain customer account information and ensure timeous and correct updating of risk classification on the Bank’s systems.
  • Keep records of all correspondence with clients as part of record management policy.
  • Manage client files in terms of the Bank’s record management policy.
  • Compile various reports as required for the different governance structures.

Preferred Minimum Education And Experience

  • A relevant 3-year qualification in Agriculture or an equivalent
  • Accreditation as a Valuator
  • 5 years’ experience in:
  • Agricultural Extension Services or o Agricultural Experience in a Co-op or similar organisation.
  • Agricultural Economics and Value Chain o Credit Assessment Principles o Agronomical and Financial Assessments

Critical Competencies

  • Advanced Microsoft Office
  • Financial Management and Business Acumen
  • Property and Assets Valuation principles
  • Farm Management Principles
  • Risk Management Principles
  • Report Writing and insights
  • Agricultural economic trends

Additional Requirements

  • Travel as and when required.
  • Extended hours as and when required.
  • Valid SA Driver’s License

Desired Skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Office
  • Financial Management and Business Acumen
  • Property and Assets Valuation principles

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