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Vihiga - Field Collection Officer

Deevabits Green Energy
Full time
Apply by 09 May 2021

Job description


Deevabits Green Energy (DGE) is a social enterprise that empowers Village Solar Entrepreneurs (VSEs), mainly youth and women, to establish micro-enterprises distributing solar lamps to the rural customers on a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) basis. We are currently operating across seven counties and are looking for Field Collection Officer to handle customer care issues and collections efforts in Vihiga County. Our sales team currently has 250 agents, living and working in the rural communities where our customers live. The Field Collection Officer will work closely with the Customer Care Manager to manage customer care support and collection, while driving growth in Vihiga County. Women are encouraged to apply.

 Duties and responsibilities

  • Deal with customers diligently, courteously and professionally while collecting payments.
  • Initiate strategies for collection processes and procedures within the assigned county.
  • Negotiate re payment plans with customers.
  • Respond to customer inquiries and Warranty Issues.
  • Persuade customers diligently to pay past due amounts.
  • Collaborate with the Finance team and the Area Sales Manager regarding collection of payments.
  • Develop alternative payment plans with help from Finance Team.
  • Collection of all damaged products from clients and ensure they are sent back to the office for repairs,
  • Advise customers on alternative payment plans-preferably Weekly/Monthly payments.
  • Create repayment schedules based on customers’ financial situations.
  • Retain customer loyalty while initiating processes for collection of payments.
  • Maintain and update record of customers from whom collections are made.
  • Repossess products for customers who can no longer pay.
  • Provide timely and accurate progress reports to the Management
  • And any other duties that may be assigned by the Management from time to time


  • Minimum of one years’ experience
  • Experience in customer relationship and debt collection is an added advantage
  • Ability to build and manage relations at all levels within a fast-growing startup company
  • Fluency in spoken English, Kiswahili and Luyha


Compensation for the role is structured to include base pay and commission.


About Deevabits Green Energy

Deevabits Green Energy (DGE) is a social enterprise that uses an innovative approach of empowering Village Solar Entrepreneurs (VSEs) (youth and women) to establish micro-enterprises distributing solar lamps. The VSEs forms a robust distribution channel of improving access to solar lamps to the remote rural areas; while pay-as-you-go model enables the poorest households to own a solar lamp by paying for it in small installments hence removing the barrier for upfront payment. The VSEs earn income for their family as they provide affordable and clean lighting source for their neighbours and friends. 


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