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Kenya Bankers Association Research and Advocacy Officer Job Vacancy

Kenya Bankers Association is the umbrella body of the Banking industry in Kenya, whose membership is drawn from all commercial banks in Kenya.

In striving to achieve its mission “ Committed to building a Strong and Respected Banking Industry through dynamic leadership”, the Association is looking to recruit a 
Research and Advocacy Officer.

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate is expected to:

  • Undertake market trend analysis in the industry and provide opinion to the Executive Council
  • Undertake economic & business intelligence – This will involve analyzing the economic trends and indicators and assessing the likely impact on the banking sector and therefore proactively proposing to the Council necessary measures to put in place
  • On behalf of the Council and banking sector, play advocacy role with government bodies like the Central Bank of Kenya, Kenya Revenue Authority, Retirements Benefits Authority and other stakeholders to lobby for the industry’s interests
  • Attend forums that may be of relevance to banking sector in Kenya, migrate best practices and advise on future developments of the sector
  • Develop and deliver the Association’s advocacy and lobbying agenda
  • Develop evidence-based advocacy messages and/or materials for the membership
  • Policy tracking and analysis to support advocacy.
  • Organize dissemination of research products and advocacy events
The Requirements

The Research and Advocacy role is a senior management post in the Association and requires a person with the following qualifications:
  • A degree in Economics, Statistics, Commerce or related financial discipline
  • At least five years working experience in a management post in banking environment
  • A Good understanding of economic and Business/finance environment
  • Professional /Experience in Research Management
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Coordination skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership skills – able to influence others
  • Good Understanding of industrial and Commercial Law
  • Excellent Presentation skills
The Person

The ideal candidate will be at least 35 years of age, with strong Networking and social mobilization skills who stays informed about industry practices and professional/technical developments and keeps abreast of market changes, public policy developments and competitor activity.

The Role requires a person who is a self-starter, works with minimum supervision and able to scan the market continuously, understanding the impact of global events, applying a strategic perspective to local markets, and views markets with a global mindset as well as Creating a climate that encourages and fosters collaboration within the Industry.

Interested Candidates are invited to send their applications stating full details of their current position, remuneration as well as a detailed Curriculum Vitae with referees to :

The Chief Executive Officer,
Kenya Bankers Association,
7th Floor Trans-National Plaza,
Mama Ngina Street,
P. O. Box 73100-00200,
Nairobi, Kenya.

Or send the same by email to:

To Reach the Secretariat on or before 31 March 2011.

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