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FEP Holdings Limited is one of the fastest growing group of companies in Kenya with investments in Financial Services, Hotels, Schools, Real Estate and Media among others.
 
Fountain Micro-Finance Bank, an associate of FEP Holdings Limited is seeking to recruit suitable candidates for the following position:

Branch Manager

Job Summary
: Responsible for the business growth, service delivery and ensuring efficient day to day operations of the branch.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Growing and managing the loan portfolio.
  • Building business relations in order to grow the deposit portfolio.
  • Promoting sales and service culture through coaching, guidance and staff motivation.
  • Providing leadership, training and supervision.
  • Responsible for attaining the set branch goals through active participation in sales management.
  • Ensuring the provision of high quality and timely services to customers.
  • Monitoring the branch revenue on a monthly basis and ensure that the branch performance is on track with the organization’s overall budget.
Qualifications
  • A Business related degree, ACIB/AKIB or equivalent business qualifications.
  • 2 years proven branch management experience in financial institution.
  • Knowledge of local business environment and experience in cross selling and relationship marketing.
  • Strong credit analysis, communication skills and team leadership
The position requires a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands

Legal Officer
 
Job Summary: Provide strategic legal advice to The Board and Management so as to enhance good corporate governance and compliance with set laws and regulation.
 
Key Responsibilities


  • Carry out research and prepare legal opinions on matters such as business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to statutory requirements and corporate policies and procedure.
  • Organize and prepare minutes of board meetings and annual general meetings.
  • Manage the company’s litigation cases in liaison with external lawyers and offer legal advice and recommendations on a wide range of business areas.
  • Monitor changes in legislation and regulatory environment, undertake legal research and recommend appropriate action to ensure compliance.
  • Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time.
  • The custodian of all business contracts, leases and other legal instruments.
  • To undertake general conveyance including purchases, sales, charges, leases, tenancy agreements, surrenders, draw, peruse and interpret legal documents on behalf of the company.
  • Advise management in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of laws Degree (LLB) from a recognized institution.
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current advocate’s practising certificate.
  • At least 3 years’ experience, two (2) of which should have been as legal officer in a commercial environment.
The position requires a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.

Risk Manager

Job Summary
: Responsible for coordinating the risk function of reviewing and strengthening internal control systems of the Bank.
 
Key Responsibilities


  • Put in place a system to ensure that the Bank’s operational risks are identified, analyzed and properly addressed.
  • Provide both management and the Board with a regular assessment and opinion on the effectiveness of the Banks risk management and control systems.
  • Develop risk management policies and procedures.
  • Quantification of managements risk appetite through specific risk indicators and tolerance levels,
  • Improve risk management readiness and create an organizational culture that places high priority on effective risk management and adherence to sound operating controls at all levels through communication, training programs and risk-based performance measurements.
  • Ensure compliance with all Central Bank requirements and other applicable laws.
Qualifications
  • Business degree preferably Accounting option
  • A registered member of ICPAK
  • CIA and CISA qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • 3 years’ experience risk management in a financial institution
The position requires a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.

Marketing Manager

Job Summary:
 Responsible for executing the Marketing functions of the Bank which includes: advertising, promotions, branding, media & events management, public relations, corporate communications and corporate publications.
 
Key Responsibilities


  • Handling all communication, marketing, advertising, promotional activities and providing the required marketing support to the business units.
  • Vendor management which include: supplier identification and sourcing, procurement, quality control for various marketing material including corporate gifts, marketing stationary etc.
  • Timely distribution and dissemination of marketing material to branches and sales units,
  • Branding of all branches, corporate events, functions, sales activations etc
  • Management and maintenance of billboards and signages.
  • Ensuring contents of allocated sections of the banks website is relevant and up to date
  • Media booking
Minimum Requirements
  • Marketing related degree.
  • Good Innovative, creative and analytical skills.
  • Excellent coordination, planning and organization skills.
  • Good Interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • 3- 4 years’ experience in a marketing function within the banking industry
The position requires a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.

Operations Manager

Job Summary: Responsible for ensuring efficient and effective day to day operations of the bank.
 
Key Responsibilities


  • Initiate process and quality reviews and contribute to plans that deliver process improvements ensuring effective implementation and ultimately improved productivity.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of credit policy which provides suitable protection and facilitates business growth and asset distribution.
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of loan policies and procedures; evaluate loan vetting structures and enforce credit standards according to company goals and policies.
  • Direct and guide all operational procedures and controls through the development and implementation of procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby manage operational risk and solidify management control and the direction of the business unit.
  • Improvement in operating procedures to increase profits and/or make the business unit more efficient.
  • Developing strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of operations.
  • Lead and manage the team to deliver a culture that supports and contributes to the achievement of financial objectives of the business and meets service standards.
  • Support the Regional managers’ efforts to increase employee productivity by assisting to coordinate and manage the activities in Business Finance and assist to develop and implement strategies for increasing growth.
  • Produce timely, detailed management reports as needed for monitoring and management of all business finance operations
  • Management of registry and archives
Qualification
  • A Business related Degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Senior Management role and dynamic team.
  • Excellent credit skills Knowledge.
  • Commercial experience in the microfinance or banking industry is required.
The position requires a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.

ICT Manager
 
Job Summary: Lead the ICT team to deliver all planned and agreed department and individual performance targets to ensure that the ICT department is efficient and value adding to the organization.
 
Key Responsibilities


  • Provide exemplary internal and external customer service to both internal and external customers by providing uninterrupted, fast and satisfactory ICT experiences.
  • Clearly identify the bank’s long term ICT requirements that will support and deliver the bank’s strategic plans.
  • Develop, maintain and review the bank’s ICT policy and procedures which support the strategic objectives.
  • Establish a continuous ICT strategic planning cycle which will ensure that the bank benefits from emerging ICT technology.
  • Ensure the organization has appropriate and up to date ICT functionality, software and hardware in an effective, efficient, secure and cost conscious manner.
  • Ensure adequate backup and recovery strategies and systems are in place and reviewed regularly.
  • Manage, evaluate and ensure security concerns for the bank are addressed.
  • Establish appropriate management controls to ensure that projects deliver the required functionality on time as per budget allocations.
  • Prepare and manage annual ICT budget, expenditure, cost reduction and ensure value for money is achieved.
  • Establish a Disaster Recovery Plan in tune with the business continuity plan.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • A degree in computer science with a professional qualification in l.T.
  • At least 4 years of working experience in senior IT management capacity.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in managing IT service delivery.
  • Strong understanding of Core banking applications and operating systems
  • Strong understanding of Core operating systems —Unix, NetWare, and Windows NT,& 2000
  • Added advantage to those experienced in a micro-finance environment
The position requires a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.

Credit Manager
 
Job Summary: Responsible for managing the Bank’s credit function efficiently and effectively in order to ensure profitability, maintain a quality loan book and ensure that the Bank is not exposed to credit risk.
 
Key Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement of the Bank’s credit strategy.
  • Formulate and implement the Bank’s credit policy.
  • Conduct regular reviews of the credit policy to ensure its relevance to business requirements and CBK and statutory regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with the Bank’s credit policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that customers’ financing needs for working capital and capital expenditure are addressed appropriately and profitably through the offer of suitable credit products.
  • Formulate and optimize credit scoring strategies in various business areas.
  • Manage credit risk though regular analysis and evaluation;
  • Make recommendations and develop techniques and strategies to manage, control and mitigate risk.
  • Liaise with the Credit Reference Bureau on prospects/ commitment clients and report the under performing loans to ensure non- migration of bad assets within the industry.
  • Carry out credit appraisals to vet all credit proposals from branches and other lines of business.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • A Bachelors Degree in Business, Finance or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 year’s experience in a credit function in a senior managerial level within a bank, financial institution or other service oriented organisation.
  • Good understanding of credit processes, lending and customer care.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Banking Act and Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) clearing procedures and prudential guidelines.
The position requires a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands. 

General Manager

Job Summary
: Responsible for providing leadership to position the company at the forefront of the microfinance industry. 

Develop a strategic plan to advance the company’s mission and objectives and to promote revenue, profitability and growth. 

Oversee company operations to insure production efficiency, quality, good customer service, and cost-effective management or resources

Key Responsibilities
  • Plan, develop, and implement strategies for generating resources and revenue for the bank.
  • Develop and recommend company operational procedures, corporate policies, and standard and internal regulation
  • Setting strategy and vision and Identify new opportunities for growing the bank
  • Provide leadership in the development, management and implementation HR, IT and compliance policies, procedure and practice in compliance with legal requirement;
  • Provide leadership in the development of short and long-range financial plans and goals and projections with input and advice from the other members of the Senior Management Team.
  • Provide timely and accurate financial analysis to senior management and relevant Board Committees, and the Board of Directors;
  • Oversee and evaluate operating and financial performance, in conjunction with operations manager and finance manager.
  • Ensure regular, consistent, high quality input and output of information essential to the company function and accountability.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business preferably in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Commerce
  • Professional qualifications e.g. CPA, ACCA, ACIB will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years relevant experience in a financial institution or similar position
  • Knowledge of software application used in banking/DTM.
  • General knowledge of a wide range of micro banking products and services
  • Advanced knowledge of Retail Banking operations, industry products or services
The position requires a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.
How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should email their application letters, detailed CV listing three professional references and your 24 hours telephone contact to: recruitment@fep-group.com on or before Friday, September 19, 2014.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
 

FEP Holdings Limited is an equal opportunity employer, any lobbying or canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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