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Co-op Bank Jobs in Kenya

Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment? 

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

We are looking for dynamic, creative and self-oriented professionals to fill the position of:

Business Development Manager– Agribusiness Banking 

Job Summary

  • The holder will be responsible for developing and managing agribusiness related activities and value chains for the growth of the bank business and contribution to the bottom line. Particularly addressing all the related value chains covering coffee subsector, grain, dairy, horticulture multipurpose co-operatives, Community Based Organisations, tea, sugarcane mortgage asset/insurance finance and any Agri based business.
  • He will support the RM - Agribusiness and branch in the region in their endeavors to drive business and coordinate functions of the department/division in line with divisional structure and act as the interface of the department with the Branches in the region while at the same time exploring possible value chains that can translate into business arising from clients call visits and other initiatives.
  • Activities will be centered on increasing volumes of assets, liabilities and customer numbers while at the same time directing sales growth through the existing delivery channels and in support with head of department.
Main duties

This challenging opportunity which involve the following:-
  • Carry out market intelligence and market research to identify needs of the sector development of responsive products.
  • Seek opportunities and provide the sector monthly, quarterly, yearly development and performance report.
  • Develop models that increase market access to the Bank.
  • Develop suitable agribusiness products, programes, template, checlist and ensure they are operational.
  • Seek feedback from RMs and BDOs on their unique market needs and develop products or programs that are suitable and customer centric.
  • Develop, ensure approval  and seek to popularise all agricultural products.
  • Development of project proposals, business plans and M.O.Us.
  • Seek to cross-sell Bank products.
  • Work closely with MOCDM and MoA officers in order to maintain a competitive edge in the industry by being ahead of the competition in all Agribusiness ventures.
  • Assist in development and constant review of accounts plan with clear wallet sizes and customer profiles.
  • Seek to acquire new customers in Agri-business
  • Assist in preparation of seminars and workshops.
  • Work closely with MOCDM and MoA officers in order to maintain a competitive edge in the industry by being ahead of the competition in all Agribusiness ventures.
  • Carry out branch visits as a matter of courtesy to gather intelligence on what the competition is doing in order to remain relevant in the market.
  • Train staff on related projects and products.
  • Assist in review of internal processes to ensure procedures and processes
Job Specification & Qualification

The incumbent will be required to possess the following attributes:-
  • A university degree in a business related field.
  • Agricultural related degree will be an added advantage
  • 3 years Previous experience in successful business development in agricultural sector
  • Previous experience in writing reports and business proposals
  • Selling and Negotiation Skills
  • Credit analysis  Skills
  • 40 years and below
Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: BDM/3/HRD/2013

Oracle Database Administrator

Job Summary:
Reporting to Head Database Administration, Information & Communication Technology Department, 
  • The role holder will be responsible for end-to-end and proactive database design, administration, performance monitoring and management of all databases, peripheral infrastructure, and general ICT systems through setting up of optimal performance bench marks, use of modern and appropriate tools coupled with best practices.
  • The role holder will also ensure high systems availability and improvements to meet business growth demands, ensure timely intervention by key stake holders, improved performance, enhanced system security, business continuity and excellence in service delivery.
Main Duties:
  • Team up with applications support, development and infrastructure team in the development, deployment, management of application and infrastructure, and proactively monitor system health in order to proactively identify weaknesses and manage them.
  • Perform tasks such as system design, capacity planning, maintenance, trouble shooting, and change control activities.
  • End to end system performance management to guarantee adequate response to end users and proactive monitoring of production databases to ensure application uptime
  • Creating and maintaining database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary and maintain all technical documentation relating to database management
  • Administration and Management of a high availability enterprise architecture.
  • Ensuring a high database security regime by establishing system access needs of users; controlling database access through  permissions and privileges and proactively monitoring and reviewing user access using the Audit and Database Vault
Job specification:

The incumbent will be required to possess the following qualifications, attributes and skills:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.
  • Oracle RDBMS 10g, 11g OCP certification
  • Proficiency and hands on experience in SQL and PL/SQL
  • Proven Hands on experience working with Unix environments
  • 3 years working experience in an IT enterprise environment
  • Knowledge of Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Proven experience in managing RAC, Dataguard, ASM for mission critical databases
  • Familiarity with ICT management frameworks such as ITIL, COBIT, etc.
  • 40 years or below
Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: DBA/3/HRD/2013

Operations Officer– Custodial Services

Job Summary

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the operations officer will be responsible for actual accurate settlements of cash and securities (Fixed Income and Money Market Instruments) in accordance to the market rules and procedures. 

He/she will correspond with clients and ensure all transactions are settled according to the client’s SLA and relevant systems updated.

Main duties:
  • Daily instruction execution in accordance with clients’ Service Level Agreements
  • Follow up of instruction execution to ensure completion and escalate if not completed within the required timelines
  • Make all postings and ensure settlement in the custody system same day.
  • Ensure maintenance and efficient execution of actions diary
  • Ensure resolution of outstanding items conclusively within the turnaround time
  • Adhere to all procedures and manual controls
  • Ensure that all filing is done in a methodical manner on a daily basis
  • Continuously improve service offerings through innovation
  • Demonstrate determination to “execute right first time”
  • Ensure queries are responded to within the turn-around time and resolved conclusively though proactive follow-up.
  • Ensure support of other team members to ensure customer satisfaction in other aspects of the department such as client balances, reconciliations and reporting.
Job specification:
  • A bachelor’s degree in any business related field
  • At least three year relevant experience
  • Good working knowledge of pension and capital markets regulatory requirements
  • Have a good understanding of all settlement related functions
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills & proactive in all aspects
  • Must be able to perform optimally under pressure and with strict deadlines
  • Ability to learn new systems fast
  • Resilience and drive
  • Experience in reconciliations will be an added advantage
  • 40 years and below
Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: Ops – Custody/3/HRD/2013

Relationship Manager– Custodial Services
Job Summary

Reporting to the Head – Custodial Services, the Relationship Manager will be responsible for business development and client relationship management.

Main duties:
  • Business development – growth of assets under custody, deposits and revenue.
  • Involvement in product development and diversification – assessment and identification of gaps in the market and development of relevant products to meet that gap.
  • Effective deal pipeline management.
  • Manage client take-on or divestiture of new business by liaising with trustees/clients and the operations team
  • Client retention through pro-active management
  • Cross-selling of other Bank’s products
  • Preparation of quarterly reports and dispatch to clients
  • Presentation of custody reports in client meetings including quarterly meetings and AGMS.
  • Training of trustees.
  • Timely collection of the unit’s revenue & ensuring there's no leakage of the same.
  • Prompt resolution to customer queries derived from customer interactions.
Job specifications:
  • A university degree in a business related field
  • At least three years experience in relationship management and sales
  • Good working knowledge of pension and capital markets regulatory requirements
  • Great interpersonal relationship skills
  • Communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of capital markets and the pensions industry
  • 40 years and below
Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: RM-CUSTODY/3/HRD/2013

Co-op Bank Foundation Manager

Job Summary
Reporting to the Company Secretary, the role holder will be responsible for the overall day today running and management of the Foundation.

Main duties

This challenging opportunity which involve the following:-
  • Develop Strategies and guidelines for the Foundation in line with emerging best practices for consideration and approval by the Trustees.
  • Research, develop and submit concept Papers , Project/Funding proposals both financial and narrative to potential Funders.
  • Ensure the existing School Fees Bursary Program is run efficiently and sustainably
  • Develop and manage a robust Mentorship Program for Students being sponsored by the Foundation both at High School and University level.
  • Ensure excellent existence of strong relationships between the Foundation and all the Stakeholders such as Donors, Ministry of Education, Learning Institutions among others.
  • Maintain Endowment Campaign records, track pledges, send reminder notices of pledges due, send acknowledgements of donations received, serve as staff contact with endowment team.
  • Preparation and  management of the Foundation Budget.
  • Preparation of all required reports e.g. reports required by the Main Sponsor (Co-op Bank) and other  Donors.
  • Prepare and provide monthly reports to management and other reports required by the Trustees.
  • Ensure grant submissions and all reporting meets corporate and foundation guidelines and deadlines.
  • Support Investor Relations Department within the Finance Division  in developing  social investment materials and documentation for sustainability reporting.
  • Monitor the academic progress of the Students being sponsored by the Foundation
  • Ensure adequate branding and visibility of projects.
  • Perform general management duties for the foundations team including the development of annual plans, budgets, reports and evaluations and the production of monthly reports for the Trustees.
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation of projects to demonstrate and track impact and generate pertinent reports.
Job Specification & Qualification

The incumbent will be required to possess the following qualifications and attributes:-
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Finance/Accounting or Social Sciences.
  • Relevant certification in Foundation Management.
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience in managing large Foundation/s with a strong focus on fundraising and  program development.
  • Experience in managing large Foundations in the areas of Education and Environment will have an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated track record in securing and managing substantial grant portfolios with diverse funders.
  • Proven ability to write clear, structured, articulate proposals and reports, including financial elements.
  • Ability to review and edit documents developed at field level
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to manage a wide variety of internal and external relationships.
  • The ability to handle multiple and often competing deadlines under pressure.
Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: CFM/03/HRD/2013

Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to the address shown below by 31st May 2013.

We are an equal opportunity employer.   

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.
The Director
Human Resources Division
Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd.
P.O. Box 48231-00100

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