Friday, 5 July 2013

Gulf African Bank Legal Officer, Information Security Officer and Takaful Principal Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Gulf African Bank is Kenya’s premier Islamic banking institution with 13 branches in Nairobi, Coast and Garissa. 
The Bank seeks to recruit dynamic, self driven and results oriented professionals to fill the following positions:-

1. Legal Officer
Job Ref: HR-LO-07-13

Reporting to the Head of Legal, the holder will be responsible for:
  • Reviewing and vetting demand letters, statutory notices, pleadings, affidavits and other relevant litigation documents
  • Drafting and reviewing templates, standard forms, service level agreements, contracts, security documents and other relevant documents;
  • Providing guidance on the Bank’s Litigation matters;
  • Liaising with the Bank's Legal service providers and ensuring external legal activities in regard to litigation and recoveries are coordinated and effectively;
  • Undertaking legal research and writing legal opinions on case law affecting the operations of the Bank;
  • Reviewing legislation;
  • Managing litigation records and regular review of litigation matters;
  • Collating evidence and documentation in regard to litigation; as well as preparation of witness statements; and
  • Assisting the Head of Legal with other assigned duties.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Have a law degree from a recognized University and current practicing certificate;
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience preferably in a reputable law firm acting for banks/financial institutions;
  • Have litigation experience and particularly in debt collection and recoveries, employment matters, and general commercial and civil litigation
  • Have some basic experience in conveyancing and commercial practice;
  • Have knowledge of the workings of the Court Registries; and
  • Should have excellent organizational skills and analytical & computer skills.
2. Information Security Officer
Ref: HR-ISO-07-13

Reporting to the Head of Risk and Compliance, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing continuous independent assurance on the bank’s information security as regards confidentiality, integrity and availability of the IT infrastructure, processing systems and related resources in line with the Information Security Policy as well as assisting in ensuring that IT systems, infrastructure and processes are in compliance with the set standards and policies. 
The key result areas of this position will include:
  •  Develop and maintain the Bank’s Information Security Policy framework and Governance structure in line with best market practice and CBK Regulations.
  • Carry out Information Security reviews along the various phases of projects lifecycles as detailed in the bank’s Project Management framework.
  • Manage the implementation of IS into the day-to-day operations and culture of the Business.
  • Provide interpretation of the Information Security policies to the Business.
  • Ensure information security solutions are consistent with the Information Security Policies &Standards and corporate architectural directions/directives and oversee deployment.
  • Lead business in development of corrective action plans as a result of gap assessment findings, and/or technical security assessment results.
  • Carry out risk assessment of the information assets of the organization. Recommend controls in light of the value vs. threat vs. vulnerability vs. cost.
  • Assist with ongoing investigations into the abuse of systems and infrastructure as and when mandated by the Head of Risk.
  • Participate in the design, set up, implementation and testing business continuity and disaster recovery installations within the bank
Knowledge and skills:
  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology or a Business related field.
  • Certified Information Security Manager Certification (Required)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor Certification (Preferred).
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (Preferred)
  • 3 years banking experience in information technology control or related field within a large and highly computerized environment.
  • Good understanding of Information Security and control objectives.
3. Principal Officer - GAB Takaful
Ref: HR-PO-07-13

The Bank, is in the process of opening a Takaful (Insurance) Agency and requires services of the Principal Officer. 
Reporting to the Head of Risk the successful candidate will be responsible for :-
  • The day to day management of the agency:
  • Development and Implementation of GAB Takaful Agency policies and procedures
  • Development of business plans and budget for the agency
  • Source and secure new business for the agency.
  • Build and manage the customer portfolio for the agency
  • Submit quotations to new clients and follow them up.
  • Respond to customer enquiries.
  • Handle all customer insurance claims processes
  • Handle all Insurance administrative and documentation duties.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree from recognized university (Insurance option) or a Diploma in Insurance [AIIK OR ACII] .
  • At least 5 years experience in a busy Insurance in a busy Insurance organization.
  • Good understanding of the financial services sector
  • A Marketing background will be an added advantage
If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the roles, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts, quoting the reference number to reach us on or before July 12th 2013. 
All applicants should be in soft and through the following link indicated below.

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