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Assistant Legal Manager, Litigation & Retail Support

Job Ref: CS 01/2013
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Legal Manager, Litigation & Retail Support, the job’s purpose is to provide support in the management of litigation and provision of legal advice to the branch network and ensure that the interests of the Bank are not prejudiced either before court, in the public domain.

Key Responsibilities
  • Vet legal fee notes.
  • Manage litigation records and the bring‐up system
  • Maintain and update the database of cases
  • Formulate frequently asked questions
  • Review quarterly reports from external lawyers and recommend appropriate action
  • Carry out research on legal issues
  • Collate documents and any evidence , identify and prepare witnesses in support of Bank cases
  • Diarize hearing notices for pending cases and follow up on outcome thereof
  • Obtain and analyze judgments/rulings Respond to legal queries from other departments/Branches
  • Watching brief in court
The Person
  • Law degree from a reputable learning institution
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing license
  • 3 years post admission experience in litigation
  • A good understanding of arbitration rules and procedures
  • Must have the ability to prioritize work and deliver high quality output within tight deadlines
  • Must have attention to detail
  • Should have excellent organizational skills, analytical and computer skills

Operational Risk Manager

Job Ref: RISK 01/2013
The Position
Reporting to the Head of Operational Risk the manager will be responsible for the implementation of operational risk management framework through effective management of the loss data management policy (LDM policy) within the Group. 

The role will be responsible for recording and analyzing operational risk data (typically losses, incidents, and metrics or assessment results) to identify areas of emerging and existing risks, control weaknesses and also to ensure that past mitigation efforts have the desired effect to policy and processes.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement tools, for identification, assessment and monitoring of operational risks in line with the group operational risk management policy i.e. Risk Control Self-Assessment (RCSA), Loss Data Management (LDM), Key Risk Indicator and Control testing procedures.
  • Day to day Operational risk management process through conducting risk workshops with business to identify, assess, manage, monitor and report risks on a continuous basis.
  • Manage Losses/Incident recording on ORMIS, evaluate risk exposure & recommend controls to reduce risk exposure.
  • Validate business Operational losses & assign regulatory business-line on system
  • Analyze losses and reconcile with G/L bookings & track potential recoveries.
  • Compile external losses/incident and book KCB relevant or near similar in ORMIS
  • Analyze losses causal factors (loss drivers) & advise senior management on requisite control measures necessary for loss mitigation.
  • Work with Business Support Re-engineering (BSR) team on process changes/new processes to ensure that necessary controls are in-built in the processes.
  • Risk communication to Business on KCB related risks from Internal & External recorded losses, Audit and Forensic reports.
  • Operational Risk Capital analysis
  • Review Group Operational policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and recommend improvements to control risk exposures
  • Risk profile mapping for new processes & procedures in compliance to Group & Regulatory policies
The Person
  • A University degree in Business/Economics/Finance or Statistics from a recognized University. MBA and professional qualification in accounting/banking (ACIB/AKIB, CPA (K), ACCA, FRM, PRMIA, CSIA/CFA), will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years management experience and 2 of which should be in Operational Risk Management, Branch operations and or Risk based Internal Audit at MLB.
  • Excellent understanding of bank operations both Head Office and Branch Network as well as good knowledge of the bank’s products and services.
  • Good understanding of regulatory requirements - CBK, Basel II business line classification and Sound Principles of Operational Risk Management.
  • Working knowledge of core banking system and good understanding of Business Process Management (process mapping and review).
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility i.e. ability to work in different places and at odd hours.
  • Good planning and organizational skills including project management skills.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office suite i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point, MS-Project and Visio
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of Operational Risk framework and process.

Head of Treasury

KCB Uganda

Job Ref No.TREASURY 01/2013
The Position
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Treasurer will provide efficient and effective delivery of the full range of treasury products including foreign exchange, fixed income, corporate services and off balance sheet products to achieve the unit’s business growth targets.
Key Responsibilities
  • Plan, manage and execute strategies (Group & Subsidiary-specific) to ensure performance targets are exceeded;
  • Money Market trading: Develop and execute strategies for investment of surplus funds in treasury bills, bonds and other money market instruments;
  • Manage the dealing activity end to end so as to ensure that all the Bank’s interests are protected at all times and financial targets are met;
  • Liquidity and Cash Management functions: Ensure that the Bank meets all external and internal liquidity requirements and that proper contingency plans are in place to address excess and deficient liquidity incidences in line with the Bank policy and Procedures;
  • Develop innovative treasury products that will enable the bank grow its’ foreign exchange and money market volumes and revenues;
  • To ensure high quality of treasury products and customer segments;
  • Deliver market information and insight to customers regularly to ensure retention and counter competition;
  • Actively identify and market clients with potential to grow revenues from sales of treasury products and services;
  • Assist in developing and maintaining client call and visit schedule and follow up on report action points;
  • Ensure that the bank credit limits with clients are observed at all times;
  • Build, foster and maintain relationships with clients and other stakeholders;
  • Lead and manage the Treasury Function team and their performance with the view of ensuring proper positioning and leveraging of the function’s human resources;
  • Participate in Management meetings as may be appropriate including but not limited to ALCO, CMT and others.
The Person
  • University business degree from a recognized University preferably in Economics, Finance, Statistics or Commerce;
  • Professional Certification e.g. CPA /ACCA, ACI (Financial Markets Association)
  • 6 years’ post-qualification working experience, 3 of which must have been in a senior role within the Treasury function, preferably in a financial institution(s);
  • Candidate must demonstrate skills/know how in dealing, financial analysis and knowledge of financial markets
  • Applicant should possess good working knowledge of Reuters Extra and Reuters Dealing
  • Applicant must demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills
The above position is a demanding role which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate. 

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, academic credentials, e-mail and telephone contacts, to: 

The Head of Human Resources, 
KCB Bank (U) Ltd; 
6th Floor Commercial Plaza, 7 Kampala Road. 
P.O. Box 7399 Kampala

You may also apply by email to:

To be considered, your application must be received by 25th January 2013.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted, and that canvassing may lead to a candidate’s disqualification.

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