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The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, ‘‘The Kingdom Bank’’ is looking to fill the following positions:

Project Assistant – Mortgage Finance

Job Summary: Reporting to the Project Manager, the jobholder will be required to participate as part of a team in reviewing and supporting the business in processing of construction finance applications and maintenance of relationships with clients during project implementation in line with the banks business objectives

Main Duties

The key responsibilities will among others include:
 
  • Conducting pre-appraisal reviews and communicating the findings to the Business Development Manager and the various business units.
  • Reviewing submitted project documentation that includes but not limited to titles, approved architectural drawings, structural drawings, Nema approvals/ licenses and advising on compliance to various statutory regulations.
  • Reviewing  the profiles of the project implementation team that include the qualifications of the technical team, registration with the relevant bodies, professional indemnity covers, and value of previous works undertaken and giving  advice on the capability of the appointed team in  undertaking  earmarked developments.
  • Maintaining system based ticklers for renewal of relevant project documentation such as performance bonds, contractors all risk insurance cover.
  • Conducting  initial technical analysis on projects that includes scrutinizing the bill of quantities and the approved plans with a view to advice on whether  the proposed costings are in line with the current market cost estimates and adequacy of funding sought from the bank.
  • In liaison with the project implementation teams, designing  draw down schedules tailored to project implementation
  • Reviewing submitted interim valuations and architects certificates and ensuring drawdowns are done as per progression of works.
  • Ensuring the terms and conditions of the offer letter are adhered to during project implementation cycle.
  • Monitoring the financial and operational performance of projects for early identification of potential problems as well as advising on timely remedial actions.
  • Generating various management reports on performance of the construction loan portfolio.
Job Specification

The incumbent will be required to possess the following attributes / skills:
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in Building Economics (quantity surveying), construction management, Building Technology and any other relevant qualification within build environment.
  • Prior experience in a construction firm will be an added advantage
  • Good knowledge and experience in project appraisal preferably in a banking environment
  • Computer literacy is mandatory
  • Time management and personal organisation
  • PC skill in Microsoft office, excel and word packages or equivalent

Project Manager – Mortgage Finance

Job Summary:
 Reporting to the Business Development Manager, the jobholder will be required to support delivery of the construction product by offering the relevant technical and administrative support.
Main Duties

The key responsibilities will among others include:
 

  • Reviewing high value projects in property development suitable for financing, bearing in mind risk/return parameters set by the bank.
  • Providing guidance for purposes of re-packaging construction cases  from the various business units in order  to meet banks requirements
  • Undertaking technical analysis/reviews on construction projects with a view to ensure compliance with the bank, relevant statutory and legislative requirements.
  • Liaising with external project managers and ensuring timely receipt of project progress reports.
  • Reviewing project progress reports with a view to advice management on potential problem areas and implications.
  • Ensuring completeness of project documentation as per approval conditions before initiating disbursements.
  • Liaising with the various bodies within the built and design industry with a view to build and update a database for qualified professionals in construction industry.
  • Advising management of various legislative /statutory changes within the build and design industry and impact on business.
  • Offering guidance to the project officers/assistants , while rendering technical support to the business units  in evaluation of construction related applications
  • Participating  in the approval process as a member of the departmental  credit committee
  • Participating in site inspections, review missions, and generate the necessary site reports.
  • Providing  technical support to the various  business units and Credit Analysis teams  in evaluation of construction related applications
  • Undertaking any other duty that may be assigned within the bank relevant to the area of expertise.
Job Specification

The incumbent will be required to possess the following attributes / skills and qualifications.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in either construction management, Land/Building Economics (Quantity surveying), Building Technology, Construction Management and  any other relevant qualification within built environment
  • A Master’s degree in any of the above disciplines will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ of demonstrable experience in a project management firm/ construction firm/Quantity surveying firm.
  • Good knowledge and experience in project appraisal preferably in a banking environment
  • Computer literacy is mandatory
  • Time management and personal organization
  • PC skill in Microsoft office, excel and word packages or equivalent

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 here below by 27th August 2014.

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

The Director – Human Resources Division
The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd
P.O. Box 48231-00100
Nairobi

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