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KCB is looking for a qualified individual to fill the following key position:

Head of Compensation

Job Ref: HR 08/2014

The Position: Reporting to Director, Human Resources the job holder will be responsible for management of staff remuneration and benefit schemes & programs (salary and allowances administration, Group ESOP Scheme, Group Bonus Scheme, Pension Schemes Liaison & Administration), the Job Evaluation Secretariat, the HR MIS System and Records, maintenance of HR Policies, HR Business Continuity Management Planning.

The job holder will also be required to provide expert advisory and analysis support for HR programs (review of benefits and benefit structures, retirement programs, proposals for salary and remuneration changes, development and maintenance of HR policies)

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and Direct Department Team
  • Develop and execute the annual departmental plan and budget within approved limits, consolidate and monitor Divisional Budget.
  • Develop and maintain Business Continuity, Risk and Compliance Management & Regulatory Controls for Department and manage the HR BCM plan.
  • Relationship Management of stakeholders: Heads of Human Resources of International Businesses, Remunerations Survey Consultants, Job Evaluation Consultants, Pension Scheme Service providers (Administrators, Fund Managers, Lawyers, Property Managers), Functional Directors, Boards of Trustees of the Pension Scheme, ESOP Scheme), RBA, Finance Division, Heads of Departments and Retail Network Regional Office Managers, Procurement.
  • Manage the implementation of the Group Bonus and Remuneration Policies.
  • Oversight Management of the Pension Scheme Liaison Services (Board of Trustees Secretariats, Implementation of Board Decisions, Payments to Service Providers and Vendors/suppliers, Service Provider Management).
  • Oversight management of the Group Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP) and Staff Benevolent Scheme.
  • Develop and maintain processes and procedures to manage/implement staff benefits and/or HR policies/programs (Staff Loan Scheme, Retirement programs, Staff Separation, Business Travel, and Payroll Instructions etc).
  • Responsible for the Group Job Evaluation Secretariat and the implementation of actions thereof.
  • Responsible for Management of the HR MIS System.

The Person
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management or Business related field
  • Professional qualification in CIPD or IHRM
  • Postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage
  • At least 8 Years’ Experience in HR at Management level
  • 3 Years’ experience in Pension Administration,
  • 3 Years’ experience in Job Evaluation/Job Analysis.
  • Knowledge in Banking Operations
  • Project Management skills
  • Planning and Organizing skills
  • Leadership & Advisory Skills

Human Resource Business Partner

Job Ref: HR 09/2014

The Position: Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, the Human Resource Business Partner will be responsible for the provision of end to end HR partnership to the business in designated business units.

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

The job holder will serve as a consultant to management on Human Resource related issues, act as employee champion and change agent

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide generalist HR Business Partner support to the business.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 minimum of 8 years’ General HR experience with at least 4 years at Senior level management.
  • 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.


Relationship Manager, Investment Groups

Job Ref: RB / 232014

The Position: Reporting to the Head Micro-Banking, the purpose of the role is to target formal & informal investment groups within the Counties in order to grow the Bank’s Liabilities and Assets market share amongst the financial institutions focusing on Investment / Chama groups .

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for creating products that are designed to meet the special needs of people who are organised into groups for investment purposes.
  • Drive growth of the bank’s assets and liabilities products through the existing formal & informal groups and actively recruit organized groups.
  • Drive recruitment of the groups to open accounts and refer the groups for loans across the branches in the territory covered.
  • Manage growth of the asset and liability portfolios in the Investment/ Chama/Group sector.
  • Maintain portfolio quality within acceptable credit risk exposure as per the bank’s standards.
  • Undertake regular client visits to review their portfolio, determine potential cross sells, obtain feedback and provide advisory support.
  • Be the principal liaison of the Bank with the Government and it is various initiatives that set aside certain funds to address a category of population e.g. youth fund, women & Uwezo Funds.
  • Liaise with research Unit in the creation of group databases for prospective customers and share the relevant data with various stakeholders.
  • Pursue relationships with county staff & organize recruitment activities for scheduled counties meetings involving youth, women groups etc.

The Person
  • For the above position the, the successful applicants should have:-
  • University degree from a recognized institution.
  • Possession of MBA or Master’s degree or relevant professional qualifications in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ management  experience in the banking/financial sector and must have experience covering the following areas;
  • 3 years’ experience in Sales, Customer relationship management.
  • 2 years’ Credit Analysis and administration experience.
  • Experience in Micro Finance.
  • Demonstrated successful track record on delivery of results.
  • A thorough knowledge of Retail Banking products and services, and extensive Financial/Banking Industry knowledge.
  • Excellent high quality interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills with the ability to network and develop strong business relations.
  • Should be innovative in identifying and harnessing new and existing opportunities to maximize business
  • Should have strong leadership skills with demonstrated competences in championing high performance management
  • Should have excellent planning, problem solving and analytical skills.


Forensics Investigator

Job Ref: RISK 02/2014

The Position: Reporting to the Senior Manager, Electronic Frauds, Forensic Services Unit, the Forensic Investigator - Electronic Frauds will be responsible for proactively preventing, detecting and investigating electronic frauds for the Group

Key Responsibilities
  • Providing technical support to the Forensic team during forensic assignments, conducting fraud awareness campaigns for the group
  • Carrying out forensic investigations into cases of suspected electronic fraud committed against the bank and customers
  • Conducting fraud awareness campaigns for the group
  • Undertaking fraud risk assessment and data mining using CAATS
  • Undertaking forensic assignments
  • Preparing and submitting forensic reports on assignments undertaken
  • Updating the fraud database and preparing monthly statistical reports
  • Attending court to give evidence in criminal and civil cases on behalf of the bank as an expert witness
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Putting in place effective measures for electronic fraud management

The Person
  • University Degree preferably in IT, Business related field or Finance
  • Possession of a post graduate degree will be an added advantage
  • Relevant professional qualifications e.g. Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)/CPA/ACCA/CISA/Diploma in Criminal Justice or Forensic auditing
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in I.T or forensic and fraud investigations
  • Minimum of 2 years management experience in an I.T environment
  • Ability to use forensic imaging and analysis tools
  • A good understanding of criminal law will be essential
  • Experience in general banking and credit operations will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent report writing skills is mandatory
  • Must uphold and observe high integrity

Head of Tax Management

Job Ref: FIN 03/2014

The Position: Reporting to Director, Financial Planning and Control the job holder will manage the taxation matters of KCB Bank Group.

The position is also responsible for developing and recommending tax planning initiatives for consideration by top management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provision of technical advice on interpretation of the relevant Tax Laws with respect to new and emerging businesses within the Group
  • Providing updates to Group staff on new and emerging tax requirements/regulations
  • Liaison with respective Tax Authorities in resolution of any arising taxation issues
  • Review and filing of tax returns as and when they fall due.
  • Computation and co-ordination of payment of instalment taxes
  • Coordinate the performance of tax health checks on a regular agreed basis and providing recommendations leading to enhanced Tax Compliance.
  • Assist with regulatory annual registration/renewal for companies within the group and timely obtaining of Tax Compliance Certificates. (TCT’s).

The Person
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Economics or other Business Field.
  • Professional qualification in CPA (K) or ACCA is a requirement
  • Postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage
  • At least 10 Years’ Experience in Taxation, Finance and Accounting.
  • A minimum of 5 Years in banking environment with experience in handling legal tax matters will be an added advantage.
  • Planning and Organizing skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Leadership & Advisory Skills

The above positions are demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates. 

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 recruitment@kcb.co.ke

To be considered your application must be received by May 9, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


KCB is an equal opportunity employer

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