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Nairobi Stock Exchange Jobs in Kenya

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) plays a key role in the economy through raising capital for businesses, mobilizing savings for investment and improving corporate governance. 

We do this through providing a world class trading facility. In line with this mandate, the Exchange is seeking to recruit qualified, dynamic, self- motivated and results- oriented individuals to fill the following positions:

Manager - Research, Policy Analysis & Strategy Support
Overall Purpose

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Manager - Research, Policy Analysis & Strategy Support will be responsible for conducting research and analysis into national and international developments in the capital markets to ensure that the strategies that are put in place are in line with the current trends and best practice making the Exchange more globally competitive.

The Manager will also be responsible for monitoring progress made according to the approved organizational strategy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitoring market and product trends in the capital markets;
  • Developing policy papers, reports and presentations on issues that are pertinent to the NSE;
  • Assisting with strategy development, review and monitoring;
  • Collating and analysing securities markets data to facilitate decision making;
  • Continuously assessing needs and opportunities for research interventions to design and implement responsive development programmes;
  • Developing and implementing monitoring systems for tracking fundamental economic developments, including local, regional and international, in order to inform policy and strategy formulation; and
  • Developing and implementing effective methodologies and strategies for utilisation of data and information as well as continuously verifying the integrity of research data, information and reports.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution; a Masters degree would be preferred.
  • Possession or in pursuit of a professional qualification such as CFA, CPA, ACCA or equivalent.
  • Minimum four (4) years of relevant experience in the areas of research, policy analysis, consulting etc.
Key Competencies
  • Strong research skills coupled with polished written and oral communication skills.
  • Proactive, self-starting, and strong at following through on tasks.
  • Methodical, detail-oriented, and dedicated to producing a high-quality work product.
  • Strong fundamental understanding of the capital markets.
  • Strong quantitative background with fluency in Excel and some experience with higher-level technical computing environments.
  • Ability to provide timely and accurate information on matters related to the market.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and to ensure absolute discretion and sensitivity to confidential matters.
  • Must be a strategic thinker with strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently on projects in a fast paced environment.
Manager - Compliance & Legal
Overall Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Compliance & Legal, the Manager - Compliance & Legal will provide legal, regulatory and research expertise in the continuous development and review of the rules and regulations of the NSE and CMA. 

He/ she will also advise market participants on the NSE Rules and Capital Markets Act and Regulations; and ensure compliance by Trading Participants and listed companies.

The Manager will also serve as the secretary to management and ad hoc committees.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Advising and keeping NSE management up to date on the legal and regulatory development in Kenya and in other Jurisdictions that relate to the capital markets;
  • Preparing proposals on requisite changes to the existing Capital Markets Laws, Regulations, Rules and Guidelines especially as relates to new products and changes to existing products;
  • Assisting in the interpretation of Capital Markets Laws, Regulations, Rules and Guidelines;
  • Assisting in coordinating external legal counsel;
  • Providing internal legal support for NSE’s projects and departments;
  • Participating in negotiation, reviewing and/ or drafting of contracts and agreements to be entered into by NSE or relating to NSE operations;
  • Assisting in preparing NSE’s internal policies as well as reviewing them for compliance with relevant laws;
  • Providing regulatory advice to market participants, intermediaries and other stakeholders;
  • Assisting in the review and preparation of preliminary reports on new issues and on additional issues as well;
  • Following up with any listed companies, issuers and intermediaries not in compliance with the relevant rules;
  • Reviewing all announcements made by listed companies and trading participants to ensure compliance with the CMA and NSE rules and regulations; and
  • Assisting with inspection of Trading participants to review for compliance with requirements of the Authority’s and Exchange rules and regulations.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law; Masters Degree in Law or Business related field will be an added advantage.
  • Advocate of High Court of Kenya.
  • Minimum four (4) years experience.
Key Competencies
  • Ability to draft and review legal documents.
  • Knowledge of Rules and Regulations of the NSE and CMA, and working knowledge of the mechanics of the Kenyan capital market.
  • Training in capital markets regulation and development.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends through continuing professional education programmes.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, and ability to mediate and facilitate dispute resolution.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and to ensure absolute discretion and sensitivity to confidential matters.

Senior Officer - Compliance & Legal

Overall Purpose

The Senior Officer - Compliance & Legal will have the overall responsibility of assisting the Manager, Compliance & Legal in providing compliance, legal and company secretarial services to the Company.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assisting in providing internal legal support for the Company’s initiatives;
  • Assisting in the review and interpretation of Capital Markets Laws, Regulations, Rules and Guidelines;
  • Carrying out legal research and supporting the Manager in making appropriate recommendations to the Board and Management, Issuers of Securities and Market Intermediaries;
  • Drafting rules required for the securities market;
  • Drafting the Company’s internal policies & ensuring their compliance with relevant laws;
  • Participating in negotiation, review and drafting of Company contracts;
  • Assisting in coordination and support of external legal counsel hired by NSE to provide legal services;
  • Reviewing of applications for listing of securities;
  • Participating in compliance work related to Issuers of Securities and the Market Intermediaries; and
  • Assisting in the provision of company secretarial services.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law.
  • Minimum two (2) years experience
  • Experience in the capital markets will be an added advantage.
Key Competencies
  • Knowledge and experience in Kenyan capital markets.
  • Knowledge and exposure to Capital Markets Laws, Regulations, Rules & Guidelines.
  • Ability to prepare contracts and various relevant legal documents.
  • Experience in legislative drafting.
  • A positive attitude and proper interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Senior Officer - Supervision

Overall Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Supervision, the Senior Officer - Supervision will monitor compliance by Issuers and Trading Participants with the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Act & subsidiary legislation and the Nairobi Securities Exchange Rules and Regulations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Reviewing and analyzing the Interim and End Year Financial Reports of Listed Companies and Trading Participants for compliance with the Capital Market Rules and Regulations and the NSE Rules;
  • Reviewing Information Memorandums from prospective issuers on the Main Investment Market Segment, Alternative Investment Market Segment and Fixed Investment Market Segment , Growth & Enterprise Market Segment and preparing final reports on compliance issues as provided by the NSE Listing Rules and Regulations;
  • Reviewing and preparing preliminary reports on material announcements made by Listed Companies to ascertain compliance with the NSE continuous reporting obligations;
  • Conducting quarterly compliance inspections on Trading Participants to assess their compliance with the Capital Markets Regulations and the NSE Rules;
  • Conducting investigations into suspected or reported violations of NSE or CMA Rules and Regulations by acting on the daily surveillance reports, investor complaints and any other sources of information;
  • Maintaining the monthly investor returns by Listed Companies and performing variance analysis reviews to ensure compliance with the Capital Markets Foreign Investors Regulations; and
  • Recommending appropriate amendments to the capital markets legal and regulatory framework.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, and Economics or similar disciplines.
  • Professional qualification in accounting or finance such as CPA, CFA, CISA or other related fields.
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in the financial services industry, specifically in the areas of finance, audit, inspection, supervision etc.
Key Competencies
  • High level of integrity.
  • Team player and positive attitude.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to interface positively with the players in the capital markets.
  • Very good report writing skills.
  • Sound IT proficiency.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and to ensure absolute discretion and sensitivity to confidential matters.
Senior Officer – Corporate Finance

Overall Purpose

The Senior Officer - Corporate Finance will actively seek new listings. He/ she will market the value add of NSE products, helping the Exchange to take advantage of new growth opportunities. 

Additionally, he/ she will be actively involved in maintaining relationships with strategic partners such as sponsors, institutional investors and other stakeholders.

The Senior Officer will also be involved in building long term relationships with listed companies and understanding their business needs. 

He/ she will establish and maintain this relationship by actively engaging with the companies and together with the Business Development Team, run various initiatives intended to add value and educate listed companies in new company requirements, corporate governance initiatives etc.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supporting and improving existing products and markets;
  • Participating in creation of new products and markets;
  • Participating in educating, marketing and promoting new & existing markets & products;
  • Fostering a broad understanding of technologies relevant to NSE business strategies;
  • Understanding in detail the relationships between markets, products/ services and their architecture;
  • Planning, designing, and conducting collaborative research and surveys on the capital markets industry performance, characteristics and trends, business practices and risks to address the challenges of an emerging securities industry;
  • Defining business opportunities and research alternate solutions, including options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impact on other business processes and system priorities; and
  • Communicating and building strong relationships with market participants in order to create new listings, products and improve existing products;
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business, law or any other relevant field.
  • Professional qualifications such as CFA, CPA, ACCA, or equivalent and membership to a relevant professional body.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in capital market environments and/or have at least two (2) years experience in corporate finance advisory roles.
  • Working knowledge of IT landscape of Broker Dealers, Mutual Funds, Exchanges, Market feed providers etc.
  • Working knowledge of the Capital Markets in Kenya and other jurisdictions.
  • Must demonstrate strategic thinking and insight.
  • Expert experience with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Key Competencies
  • Self-starter and results-oriented with emphasis on expansion and application of business and technical knowledge.
  • Flexibility to work in a changing, fast-paced, complex and often highly charged environment.
  • Possess a high level of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and sense of urgency.
  • Service delivery and outcomes driven and is an effective team player.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
These are very challenging positions that provide great opportunity for candidates seeking to grow professionally and work in a highly dynamic environment.

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration (current & expected), qualifications, experience, names and addresses of three referees, email and telephone contacts together with copies of your academic and professional certificates and testimonials by Friday, 26th October 2012 to:

The Chief Executive
Nairobi Securities Exchange
P.O. Box 43633-00100

Kindly indicate the position for which you are applying for clearly. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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