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Executive Director — KCB Bank Uganda Jobs

Kenya Commercial Bank, renowned for its diversity and growth in the region, is currently strengthening its support for Group operations and business with the aim of maintaining best practice whilst also responding to the growing business needs to support internal and external customer service delivery objectives and increase shareholder value.

To this end, the following challenging position has arisen and candidates with the requisite competencies and qualifications described below are hereby encouraged to apply.
Executive Director - KCB Bank Uganda Ltd
Job Ref No:
 KCBUG 01/2010
The Position

Reporting to the Managing Director and Board of KCB Bank Uganda, the Executive Director will support and deputize the Managing Director in the overall strategy formulation and implementation of astute leadership and management style in line with the Bank’s vision and
In addition, they may be required to hold a substantial functional head position in the Bank leadership. The Executive Director is an appointee of the Board of KCB Bank Uganda Ltd whose primary role is to ensure good corporate governance in management of the Bank as per the four eye principle prescribed by the Bank of Uganda in the FIA 2004.

Key Responsibilities
  • Participate with the Executive and the Board in developing the mission and strategic goals for the Bank
  • Implementation and monitoring of all new initiatives originating from the Managing Director and the Board
  • Direct the implementation of annual and long-term goals and objectives
  • In liaison with the Managing Director, plan, direct and coordinate the operations of the Bank’s business by ensuring the necessary policies and procedures and management structures are in place as well as ensuring both human and physical resources are effectively deployed
  • Drive business development and execution of growth strategies in accordance with the long, medium and short term goals
  • Support business growth by encouraging a culture of embracing change
  • Introducing of innovative products and quality customer service
  • Ensuring that an enterprise wide risk management framework is in place
  • Maintain oversight to ensure high levels of internal and external regulatory and risk compliance standards
  • Foster a strong and robust relationship with key stakeholders of the Bank: shareholders, customers, regulators and the community
  • Support the preparation of comprehensive regular performance updates to all stakeholders
  • Attract, develop and retain a competent workforce and create an ‘employer of choice’ environment in the Bank
The Person

In order to be considered for the above position, all applicants should have:
  • A university degree from a recognized university in a relevant field, preferably with an MBA or other relevant postgraduate qualification
  • A professional banking qualification or equivalent
  • A minimum of 10 years proven working experience in banking, five of which must be in a senior management role
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to manage strategy, change, diversity, financial performance, productivity, championing customer focus, and in managing people in multi-cultural environments
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills with the ability to network and develop strong business relations
  • Innovative in identifying and harnessing new and existing opportunities to maximize business
  • A thorough knowledge of banking products, services, and extensive banking industry knowledge
  • Sound knowledge of the business environment and operating dynamics of the Uganda and East African region
This is a demanding role in return for the fulfillment of which, the Bank will provide an attractive and competitive package.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position and remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts, quoting the respective job title in the subject field to

To be considered your application must be received by 23rd July, 2010.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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