Saturday, 6 June 2015

23 Positions - Banking Jobs

A well established financial institution with a countrywide coverage wishes to recruit a suitable person for the following position:

Personal Assistant to General Manager 
Ref: HR/ PA/11/2015 
One Year Renewable Contract

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Manage the GM’s schedule and workload and ensure that he is adequately prepared for meetings.
  • Brief the GM on his daily schedule, prepare meeting agenda and provide background information to the GM
  • To set appointments and meetings for the GM and arrange travel logistics which may include hotel bookings, car rental, flights, preparing complex travel itineraries and provide needed background information to the GM before departure
  • To service meetings, including preparation of meeting papers obtaining and preparing briefing materials and presentations when requested/where necessary.
  • Answering phone calls, faxing, mailing, photocopying, handle incoming mail and other confidential documents, set up and maintain filing systems
  • Prepare and manage correspondence, reports and documents and coordinate the flow of information both internally and externally, liaison with internal and external contacts
  • Arrange and confirm appointments, maintain schedules and calendars.
  • Take, type and distribute minutes of meetings, communicate verbally and in writing to answer inquiries.
  • Preparing presentations-preparing papers for meetings, managing and reviewing filing and office systems.
  • To effectively plan and coordinate corporate training events, evaluation workshops and conferences.
  • Liaise with the senior managers to follow up on implementation of issues emanating from both the Board and senior management meetings.
Qualifications and Experience
  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • Diploma/Certificate in secretarial studies will be an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience either in public/ private sector institutions
  • Relevant work experience either in public/private sector institution.
  • Knowledge and experience of relevant software applications - spreadsheets, word processing, and database management.
  • Ability to work long hours and under stress.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
Executive Assistant 
Ref: HR/ES /10/2015
One Year Renewable Contract
 
Reporting to C.E.O, the Executive Assistant will provide high level, confidential administrative support to the C.E.O and management through conducting and organizing administrative duties and activities including receiving and handling information.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Support the CEO to manage workload and activities.
  • Coordinate and maintain the diary of the CEO including organizating meetings, booking appointments and making all travel arrangements for the CEO and the Board.
  • Prepare correspondence on the CEO’s behalf.
  • Read, monitor and respond to the CEO’s emails or general enquiries.
  • Attend meetings on the CEO’s or organization’s behalf.
  • Facilitate meetings, schedule debriefing meeting and track follow up action and implementation.
  • Write minutes and take dictation.
  • Plan, organize and manage events.
  • Undertake project management.
  • Prepare for Board meetings and liaise with the Board as required.
  • Prepare papers, presentations, proposals, briefings, and circulate reports, minutes and agenda for meetings.
  • Maintains department schedule by maintaining calendars for department personnel; arranging meetings, conferences teleconferences, and travel .
  • Write speeches, articles, reports and executive summaries for the CEO.
  • Conduct research on policy, strategy and other issues.
  • Managing budgets for the CEO including the CEO office petty cash.
  • Ensure effective and professional internal and external liaison on behalf of the CEO.
  • Manage and review filing and other office systems
  • Engage with media, including social media on behalf of the CEO.
  • Maintain the complaints file and ensure all complaints are responded to within target timescales.
  • Receive enquiries and providing an effective referral service.
  • Any other duties allocated by the CEO.
Qualifications and Experience
  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in communication, law, public administration or any other social science
  • Diploma/Certificate in secretarial studies will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in Speech and report writing.
  • Proven ability in managing complex projects and programmes.
  • Proven ability to mobilize resources through fundraising and strategic partnerships.
  • At least six (6) years relevant work experience either in public/private sector institutions.
  • Excellent public relations and communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion.
  • Ability to work long hours and under stress.
  • Knowledge and experience of relevant software applications - spreadsheets, word processing, and database management.
Drivers
5 Positions
Ref: HR/DR /12/2015
 
One Year Renewable Contract
 
Reporting to Administrative Assistant
 
The driver will be responsible for facilitation of movement of the organizations officers within the country.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Operate an assigned vehicle in a safe and cautious manner
  • Keep the assigned vehicle(s) clean inside and outside
  • Coordinate the schedule for major or periodic vehicle maintenance with management and staff
  • Check on the expiry of road licenses, insurance certificates and inspection stickers
  • Maintain accurate, up to date records on trip sheets, customer transportation forms vehicle condition reports and other records that are required from management
  • Service as a positive role model while providing transportation service
Qualifications / Competencies
  • Must have undergone a suitability test from the Ministry of public works
  • Be holder of K.C.S.E grade C and above. A Diploma in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Possess a clean driving license class B, C and E & at least 3 years driving experience. First aid /motor vehicle mechanics / Defensive driving certificates will be added advantage
  • Possess good communication skills (both written & Spoken) and be a team player
  • Knowledge of roads in Nairobi & other parts of the country is essential
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication skills
  • Honesty, integrity and creativity are a must.
Internal Auditor
1 Position 
Ref: HR/IA/9/2015
 
One Year Renewable Contract
 
Reporting to Senior Internal Auditor
  • Ensures that the organization’s system and processes are efficient and all the company’s regulations are adhered to on a continuous basis.
  • Appraise the Organization’s system of internal Controls and making recommendations for improvement
  • Carry out the internal audit of the activities of the Organization
  • Ensure Financial Transactions comply with prescribed policies
  • Ensure of planned compliance reviews and documentation of the expectations
  • Conduct post audit reviews, and ensure implementation of agreed on corrective action plans
  • Support the Audit function in ensuring that management policies and procedures are adhered to and internal controls are sound.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or any other business related degree (preferably) accounting.
  • Full professional accounting qualifications i.e. ACCA, CPA (K)
  • Minimum of 3 (3)years’ experience in implementing Audit plans and programs
  • Experience in conducting and supervising both financial and management audits and ability to audit a computerized operations financial and accounting systems
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft office applications and preferably computer audited techniques
  • Honesty and Integrity.
Accountants 
4 Positions 
Ref: HR/ACC/8/2015

One Year Renewable Contract

Reporting to the Senior Accountant, the Accountant will be responsible for:
  • Compiling and posting general ledger information and summaries concerning financial transactions
  • Prepare statements of accounts and for financial intermediaries and Youth groups
  • Variation of request from constituencies
  • Prepare monthly Financial Reports and statements
  • Maintain accurate records in accordance with prescribed financial policies and standards
  • Reconciliation of cash book and bank statements
Qualifications and Personal Competencies
  • Bachelor Degree in any Business related courses or provide evidence of pursuing the same
  • CPA (K) or any other Accountancy Course
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in a busy accounts department
  • Proven Knowledge and experience in working with computers and accounting software
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good understanding and experience in all aspects of accounting and financial management including management of donor Funds.
  • Honesty, Integrity and creativity is a must
Supply Chain Management Officer (I)
1 Position 
Ref: HR/ SCM/6/2015
 
One Year Renewable Contract.
 
Reporting to Supply Chain Manager, the officer will be responsible to providing efficient and effective service in the successful procurement of goods services and works.

Core duties and responsibilities
  • Prepare documentation, undertake tender exercises and arrange for formal execution of contracts to enable the fund obtain goods, services and works, in liaison with the user departments and participate in the evaluation of Tenders, proposals, Quotations etc.
  • Issue procurement and disposal documents to candidates (suppliers) in accordance with the Act and regulations and coordinate the receiving and opening of Tenders/pre qualifications RFP, Quotations
  • Maintain effective liaison with the legal department in respect of contract issues, ensuring that documents are legally vetted, including processing single tender applications to enable contract for proper proprietary goods and services to be let 
  • Co-ordinate the formal vetting of prospective tenderers to determine their suitability for trading.
  • Undertake negotiation with suppliers to resolve disputes, arrange contract variations and enforce contractual obligations.
  • Monitor designated Fund contracts to provide effective support to customers during the implementation, review and renewal of such contracts
  • To be familiar with supply markets and routinely undertake supply market research and analysis to ensure that the commercial risk to the Fund is minimized, and commercial opportunities are identified.
  • Maintain and update annually standing lists of pre-qualified suppliers
  • Offer advisory services to user departments for effective and efficient implementation of the procurement plans.
  • Maintain proper procurement records (purchase returns) i.e. for submission to the PPOA.
  • Raise LPOs and LSO’s conduct periodic and annual stock taking.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and delivery of the annual Departmental service plan, key performance indicators, and the Fund’s procurement strategy.
Qualifications / personal competencies / requirements
  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement (Supply Chain management / purchasing and supplies management), Business, commerce, economics or equivalent from recognized university.
  • Possession of Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least five (5) years relevant work experience preferably in a public sector institution
  • Working knowledge of ERP
  • Professional qualification in purchasing & supply
  • Membership to the chartered Institute of Procurement and Supplies (CIPS) or the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) or any other relevant professional body.
  • Must be familiar with Public Procurement and Disposal Act.
  • Ability to maintain high integrity in performing assigned responsibilities.
  • Strong work ethics and team player.
  • Ability to communicate with various levels of management.
  • Decision- making, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Organizational, multi-tasking and prioritizing skills.
Qualifications
  • A first degree in Business Related Field from a reputable university specialized training in credit or Micro Finance will be an added advantage
  • A master’s degree in a business discipline will be an added advantage
  • At least 3 (three) years’ experience in credit , preferably in a Microfinance Finance Institutions
  • Ability to manage all aspects of lending cycle for the Fund’s lending products
  • Previous experience in working and handling Sharia products will be an added advantage
  • Possession of good analytical and reporting skills
  • Willingness to travel to remote rural areas, passion and eagerness to assist and help empower the most marginalized youth across the constituencies.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills to interact with key stakeholders including senior government officials
  • Possess good leadership skills , with ability to manage others
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines is mandatory
  • Exposure to computerized financial systems and experience in public sector accounting
  • Have passion and eagerness to assist and help empower the most marginalized youth across the country and
  • Honesty, integrity and creativity are a must.
Supply Chain Management Officer II

1 Position
 

Ref: HR/ SCM/7/2015

One Year Renewable Contract

Responsible To Supply Chain Management I

The Supply Chain Management officer II will be responsible for:-
  • Prepare documentation, undertake tender exercises and arrange the formal execution of contracts to enable goods, services and works to be supplied to end users
  • Undertake the evaluation and analysis of tenders; prepare summary reports and recommendations to facilitate the effective award of business.
  • Oversee the letting of contracts awarded to ensure that formal documentation is assembled and auctioned
  • Provide advice and guidance to all staff and Departments on contracting to ensure full compliance with policy and regulations.
  • Be competent in undertaking tender evaluation involving commercial analysis.
  • Be able to demonstrate ability to co-ordinate complex procurement work without supervision
  • Must be able to negotiate, agree and implement contracts, in line with recommended policy and procurement guidelines.
  • Evaluate and assess the value of information identifying relevant patterns and trends.
  • Use the information to take appropriate action and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Work co-operatively with staff members and colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of the Fund’s goals, objectives and service.
Qualifications / Competencies / Requirements
  • Must possess a university degree in any of the following: Finance, Commerce, Procurement, Business Administration or Economics.
  • Must have a progressive work experience of three (3) years
  • Must be familiar with Public procurement and disposal Act
  • Membership to the chartered Institute of Procurement and Supplies (CIPS) or the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) or any other relevant professional body is mandatory
  • Ability to maintain high integrity in performing assigned responsibilities.
  • Strong work ethics and team player.
  • Ability to communicate with various levels of management.
  • Decision- making, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Organizational, multi-tasking and prioritizing skills.
Credit Officer
5 Positions
Ref CO/5/2015
 
One Year Renewable Contract

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Receive potential clients, conduct initial assessment, assist clients in completion of applications and prepare loan analysis and recommendations
  • Oversee mobilization of youth groups, loan appraisal and disbursements of loans to youth individuals and groups.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of loans given to youth groups
  • Carry out trainings to youth
  • Supervise other credit officers in the department plus officers in the field
  • Update on monthly basis the repayments made by each group in assigned constituency from the bank statements of the collections accounts;
  • Follow on problematic Groups and Constituencies and prepare monthly status report for each Constituency;
  • Responsible for system input and maintenance of Loans, credit analysis, security documentation and maintenance, preparation of letters of offer and reports
  • Make field visits to non-performing Constituencies and Groups and provide required Advisory and remedial services as and when required.
Qualifications
  • A first degree in Business Related Field from a reputable university specialized training in credit or Micro Finance will be an added advantage
  • A master’s degree in a business discipline will be an added advantage
  • At least 3 (three) years’ experience in credit , preferably in a Microfinance Finance Institutions
  • Ability to manage all aspects of lending cycle for the Fund’s lending products
  • Previous experience in working and handling Sharia products will be an added advantage
  • Possession of good analytical and reporting skills
  • Willingness to travel to remote rural areas, passion and eagerness to assist and help empower the most marginalized youth across the constituencies.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills to interact with key stakeholders including senior government officials
  • Possess good leadership skills , with ability to manage others
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines is mandatory
  • Exposure to computerized financial systems and experience in public sector accounting
  • Have passion and eagerness to assist and help empower the most marginalized youth across the country and
  • Honesty, integrity and creativity are a must.
Senior Credit Officer 
Ref: HR/SC/4/2015
 
One Year Renewable Contract
 
Reporting to the Credit Manager, the senior credit officer will be assigned a regional credit portfolio and will work hand in hand with regional Credit coordinators.

Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree in a Business related field from a reputable university.
  • Specialized training in credit or Micro Finance will be an added advantage
  • A master’s degree in business discipline will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in credit, preferably in a micro Finance institutions.
  • Ability to manage all aspects on lending cycle
  • Previous experience in working and handling Sharia products will be an added advantage
  • Possession of good analytical and reporting skills
  • Willingness to travel to remote rural areas, passion and eagerness to assist and help empower the most marginalized youth across the country.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills to interact with Key stakeholders including Senior Government Officials.
  • Possess’ good leadership skills with ability to manage others.
Responsibilities
  • Oversee mobilization of youth groups, loan appraisal and disbursements of loans to youth individuals and groups.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of loans given to youth groups
  • Carry out trainings to youth
  • Supervise other credit officers in the department plus officers in the field
  • Update on monthly basis the repayments made by each group in assigned constituency from the bank statements of the collections accounts;
  • Follow on problematic Groups and Constituencies and prepare monthly status report for each Constituency;
  • Responsible for system input and maintenance of Loans, credit analysis, security documentation and maintenance, preparation of letters of offer and reports
  • Make field visits to non-performing Constituencies and Groups and provide required Advisory and remedial services as and when required.
Legal Officer 
 
Ref: HR/LO/3/2015
 
One Year Renewable Contract
 
The legal officer will be responsible / reporting to the Company Secretary. 
The legal officer will be part of a team that will attend to legal matters of the organization including:-
  • Assist in the preparation, vetting and negotiation of contracts, formal agreements and other legal instruments to meet the laid down requirements for execution.
  • Conduct legal research, investigations, preparation of witness for pre-trial and hearing, develop concept papers, prepare legal briefs and opinions as well as develop effective defensive strategies, arguments and testimony in preparation of legal proceeding of cases in liaison with external lawyers.
  • Follow up with external lawyers to ensure that the Fund’s interests are adequately and promptly represented.
Qualifications:
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in law from a reputable University and be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate.
  • Must be a qualified Certified Public Secretary (CPS).
  • A master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in legal practice or equivalent in a busy Public/Private Organization.
  • Experience in a Banking/Financial/Commercial institution will be an added advantage.
ICT Manager 
Ref: HR/ICTM/2/2015
 
Three Years Renewable Contract (Once)
 
Job Purpose: To be responsible for overall IT and communication solutions of the Organization.
 
Main Duties
  • Develop and implement the ICT policy and procedures
  • Design and manage the local Area Network (LAN) and set up a database of centralized file/ records management.
  • Design, develop and updating software, hardware and provide technical support to users.
  • Being in charge of ICT, includes coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the ICT needs of the users
  • Data Analysis, information review and analysis of policies, procedures and systems of the vision 2030 and MTP
  • Develops, implement and manage data processing systems
  • Organize a help desk
  • Scheduling upgrades and security backups of hardware and software systems;
  • Researching and installing new systems;
  • Guaranteeing the smooth running of all ICT systems, including anti-virus software, print services and email provision;
  • Ensuring that software licensing laws are adhered to;
  • Providing secure access to the network for remote users including security of data from internal and external attack;
  • Managing crisis situations, which may involve complex technical hardware or software problems;
  • Mentoring and training new ICT support staff;
  • Keeping up to date with the latest technologies.
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  • Provide user support for staff on matters involving ICT
Qualifications / Experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, MIS or a similar computer-oriented major
  • A Master’s degree in information, communication Technology or computer science, Telecommunications or Engineering or related discipline
  • Product and/ or system certifications will be an added advantage. • A minimum of 5 years of specialized relevant experience in supporting ICT infrastructure systems in a complex environment may be accepted in lieu of Master’s degree
  • CISCO (CCNE) and /or Microsoft certification (MCSE) are required
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible relevant experience in the field of ICT (hardware and software) installation, operation, Maintenance and Management of network and communications equipment.
  • Experience in management of networks and web-based applications
  • Strong working knowledge of GOK system rules, regulations procedures and practices.
Company Secretary 
Ref: HR/CS/01/2015
Three Years Renewable Contract (Once)
 
Job Purpose: To handle litigation, arbitrations /court cases by instructing and liaising with external advocates to ensure the company does not incur, or mitigate against losses from suits.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting and supporting the Chief Executive Officer by ensuring that the Board adheres to all legal requirements that govern business operations.

He/ She will provide Legal support to management and Business Units.
 
Main Duties
  • Ensure full compliance with the law, legislative issues, policies and procedures as stipulated by the statutes with a deep understanding of the competition and economic regulatory legislation in Kenya and the region.
  • Oversee the preparation, vetting and negotiation of contracts, formal agreements and other legal instruments to meet the laid down requirements for execution.
  • Ensure safe custody of the Fund’s instruments and documents such as organization seal, charged documents and suit papers, and ensure confidentiality and privacy of all legal data of the organization
  • Coordinate the preparation of agendas of Board of directors and implementation of action points
  • Conduct legal research, investigations, preparation of witness for pre-trial and hearing, develop concept papers, prepare legal briefs and opinions as well as develop effective defense strategies, arguments and testimony in preparation of legal proceeding of cases in liaison with external lawyers.
  • Instruct external lawyers to ensure that the company’s interests are adequately and promptly represented.
  • Prepare, compile and maintain the requisite case management reports for the various committees within the company.
  • Represent the company in courts, tribunals, arbitrations and other legal matters and to ensure the company does not incur losses.
  • Peruse and interpret legislation and other legal instruments and advise the company accordingly
Qualifications/ Experience
  • Must have a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from a recognized university and be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate.
  • Must be a qualified Certified Public Secretary (CPS K).
  • A master’s Degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 8 years practical work experience in a busy Public/Private organization, 3 years of which should be in a senior management level.
  • Experience in a Banking/Financial/Commercial institution will be an added advantage.
Job Specification (Expected Skills / Attributes)
 
The incumbent will be required to possess the following attributes:
  • Must be analytical with good management skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Must be self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills
  • Must have strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of provisions of the Banking Act, Central Bank of Kenya, Capital Markets Authority, and The Companies Act
  • Knowledge of developments in legal practice and statutory amendments that are likely to have an impact on the Company’s operations
Those fulfilling the requirements of the positions should submit their applications together with a detailed C.V and all relevant testimonials, stating their current position, email address and telephone contacts.

The applicants should submit clearance certificates from:
  1. Higher Education Loans Board
  2. Credit Reference Bureau
  3. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and
  4. Certificate of Good conduct from the CID
All applications are expected to quote the reference number on the envelop and provide postal telephones and email contacts of three references to be received by 12th June 2015.
DNA 1820
P.O. Box 49010-00100
Nairobi
OR
 
TS No. 2216
P.O. Box 49990-00100
Nairobi
 

Potential male and female candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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