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HR Advisor

The Position: Reporting to the HR Business Partner, Head Office & International Business, the HR Advisor will provide HR support to allocated Divisions within the Head Office & International Businesses to ensure requisite support, challenge and value addition.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage staff resourcing and recruitment needs as per approved staff establishment.
  • Provide strong HR consultancy, advice and coaching to managers in the respective Divisions.
  • Focus on Talent and Succession, Resourcing, Retention and Learning and Development of Employees within allocated Divisions.
  • Manage and maintain performance management for Divisions within Head Office & International Businesses in order to achieve high Performance.
  • Monitor and control staff operational costs for respective Divisions at optimal levels.
  • Undertake internal customers and stakeholder engagements and resolve all HR related matters.
  • Manage Career development and progression.
  • Resolve internal customer queries, conflicts and complaints (HR help desk issues/telephone calls, walk- in customers)

The Person
  • University Degree from a recognized institution. Possession of a postgraduate degree in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Professional qualification in Human Resource Management
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a HR Generalist role
  • Knowledge of Talent and Skill pool management
  • Knowledge and application of the Bank’s products, services and policies
  • Experience of implementing a wide range of process improvement activities
  • Must display superior verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships, internal and external to the organization.
  • Demonstrated creativity and analytical ability.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively with a diverse group

Power Systems Manager, Facilities

Responsible for managing (developing and maintaining) Power systems (Generators, UPSes, ACs, Electrical Installations and Stabilizers) within all bank premises by ensuring that the systems are up and running with no services interruption.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage all power systems activities and provide work direction and supervision to power systems staff.
  • Maintain optimal working condition for all power systems power systems (Generators, UPSes, Stabilizers, Electrical installations and air conditioning systems) within bank premises by establishing and enforcing preventative and on-going maintenance, and testing programs, scheduling repairs; coordinating shut-downs and installations.
  • Ensure that power systems and air conditioning systems meet the requirements of the data centres and all the banking facilities to prevent business downtime and data loss.
  • Plan power systems projects by determining specification, selecting contractors, establishing installation schedules; planning shut-downs and installations, integrating requirements with architectural and mechanical designs; verifying code requirements.
  • Manage power system projects by supervising installations and resolving design issues.
  • Maintain a register of all safety checks undertaken on power systems and air conditioning systems to ensure that identified risks are dealt with to prevent future risks.
  • Develop and maintain a register of evaluations of power sources and Uninterrupted Power Supply equipment used by the bank to ensure continued appropriateness.
  • Receiving, registering and progressing investigations and evaluations of new equipment proposed for programme use.
  • Monitor the use and inventories of spare parts, maintenance supplies and equipment and initiating reordering when necessary.
  • Tracking, analysing and improving key maintenance parameters such as asset utilization, maintenance cost, PM compliance, schedule compliance, etc.
  • Provide power systems support to KCB Group subsidiaries as and when required.

The Person
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Power Engineering from a recognized University
  • Professional Qualification in Engineering and a registered engineer (ERB).  Postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in Electrical Installation design and implementation including switchgear, Power  back up solutions and concepts, Electromechanical systems – ACs
  • Demonstrated experience and track record in Project Management.
  • Experience in Contract management. Proven record of working with third parties in service delivery and role execution
  • Experience in developing positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Leadership skills with demonstrated competencies in championing customer focus.
  • High level of initiative and self-drive.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead, coach and supervise team members effectively to deliver on targets.

Senior Manager, IT Project Management

Reporting to the Head, IT Projects Quality Assurance and Change, the job holder will be responsible for the successful delivery of the IT projects and IT resources in order to support the strategic and operational objectives of the organization.

This includes development of the policies and procedures necessary to ensure efficient and effective execution of a portfolio of programs and regular delivery of enhancements and smaller projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all IT projects are delivered within the required specification, time, cost and quality.
  • Develop and maintain a centralized project management framework and all necessary processes and templates for the IT Division.
  • Develop a framework for efficient and cost effective utilisation of IT resources.
  • Work with the business to scope and plan projects requiring IT involvement so as to recommend resources, timelines and deliverables.
  • Manage and optimize the allocation of IT resources across the various projects to ensure optimal use of limited resources.
  • Prioritize and track all Projects and Change Requests to ensure successful delivery.
  • Provide centralized control, coordination, and reporting of scope, change, cost, risk, and quality across all projects; Prepare accurate forecasts of project costs, timelines and resource requirements.
  • Recognize potential risks and proactively propose appropriate solutions to meet business objectives based on industry best practices.Escalate project risks to the key stakeholders as necessary.
  • Ensure that project initiatives are aligned to the strategic direction of the organization. 
  • Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships and a wide relationship network across business units, support areas and external service providers.
  • Coordinate, mentor and provide direction to team of Project Managers and Analyst, ensuring balanced allocation of projects.

The Person
  • A holder of a bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering.
  • Professional Qualifications in Certified Business Analysis, Project Management or Six Sigma.
  • A Master’s degree and other relevant professional qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience covering business process management, project management, budgeting and policy development.
  • Should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with the proven ability to influence others.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • People management capability.
  • Proven ability to lead projects and initiatives that drive performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people in a way that inspires, develops, and delivers results.

Procurement Manager

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the position will be responsible for the delivery of agreed objectives in line with the procurement strategy and lead in projects intended to transform the Banks property, facilities & equipment Category.

Key Responsibilities
  • Identify the category strategy and a rolling programme of areas to be addressed within the  category
  • Establish and lead cross-functional teams to manage the development and implementation of the category strategy.
  • Deliver the category strategy including sourcing activities which generate value.
  • Use leading practice procurement tools to develop and implement the sourcing strategies
  • Negotiate contractual agreements with suppliers to ensure that service, quality; added value, lowest total cost, security of supply and the deployment of the suppliers’ capabilities in innovation are secured.
  • Develop and manage supplier relationships for the category to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality.
  • Maximize the use of the bank’s funds by identifying best practice and leveraging spend within and outside the bank for the category including monitoring available framework agreements.
  • Provide support to the development of new processes, procedures and solutions for the procurement department and identify any category specific requirements.

The Person
  • University Degree from a recognized institution. Possession of a postgraduate degree or professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or equivalent is a must.
  • 5 years significant procurement experience with the responsibility for delivery and managing of a procurement category strategy in an organization that has crossed functional and business boundaries
  • Experience of working in a complex environment with a high level of   uncertainty around predicted or future purchase requirements.
  • Significant experience in supplier performance management
  • Experience in developing positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills, at all levels

Head of Treasury, KCB South Sudan

Reporting to the Managing Director, KCB South Sudan, 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

In order to be considered for this position, all applicants should have;
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Proven and demonstrated Leadership and General Management skills.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Good management skills including organizational, presentation & communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated high integrity.

HR Business Partner – Head Office & International Businesses

The Position
Reporting to the HR Director, the HR Business Partner will be responsible for the provision of end to end HR partnership to the business.

The role is responsible for implementing organizational and people strategy to support the delivery of business goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide generalist HR support to the Head Office Functions as well as KCB’s international businesses.
  • Ensure the right structures, policies and processes are in place to support delivery of business strategy.
  • Provide strong HR consultancy, advice and coaching with regards to human capital to managers in the Head Office Functions and International Businesses in order to effectively achieve business results.
  • Focus on talent and succession, resourcing, retention and Learning and Development of employees.
  • Manage staff resourcing and recruitment needs as per the approved staff establishment.
  • Act as a performance improvement driver and ensure consistent implementation of performance management processes.
  • Monitor and control staff operating costs at optimal levels
  • Undertake internal customer and stakeholder engagements and resolve all HR related matters.
  • Monitor closure of HR business partnership issues arising from HR audits and employee surveys.
  • Provide accurate Management Information to support the decision making process.

Position Qualifications / Requirements
  • An undergraduate degree in a business related field.
  • Human Resources professional qualifications are required.
  • An MBA/business related Master’s Degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 8 years’ senior level HR experience covering both specialist and generalist areas of HR.
  • In depth knowledge and experience in resourcing, performance management, organizational design and workforce planning.
  • Strong management skills with the ability to influence others
  • Excellent relationship management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to negotiate and/or reach consensus with all levels and positions within the Bank.
  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrated competencies in championing customer focus.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead, coach and supervise team members effectively to deliver on targets.

The above positions are demanding for 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 stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to;

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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