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National Bank Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

National Bank of Kenya is one of the leading banks with a vision to becoming the Bank of choice in the provision of financial services within the region. 

We have exciting opportunities for dynamic, experienced, self-driven, result oriented individuals to fill the following positions:


Systems Developer / Programmer  

3 Positions

Reporting to Head of ICT Projects, the successful candidates will be responsible for developing, enhancing and delivering system solutions to support business requirements.

Key Responsibilities:
·                     Interpret stakeholder requirements and provide technical advice & guidance to IT and business users.
·                     Evaluate and use appropriate system technologies in order to develop and provide required solutions to support the business.
·                     Document general and/or technical specifications for system development requests ensuring they adhere to minimum technical standards as defined by the IT Management Team.
·                     Ensure the integrity and viability of data held within information management systems is not compromised by developments.
·                     Resolve Service/Support calls effectively and within the framework of the service level agreements to improve efficiency
·                     Update business stakeholders and managers on progress when working on developments; identifying any issues, risks or slippages with the work being undertaken.
·                     Follows approved life-cycle methodologies, create design documents, and develop business logic utilizing approved technology framework.
·                     Develop and conduct program tests, develop test plans and data, perform or oversee testing to verify that the programs function correctly and ensure that modifications have not caused errors in other parts of the program and interfacing systems.
·                     Resolve technical issues through debugging, research and investigation.
·                     Review and analyze programs to gain a detailed understanding of the implementation of the underlying business functions.
Position Requirements:
·                     University degree in computer science or related field.
·                     At least 3 years’ experience in software development.
·                     A good understanding of Banking Systems and Environment.
·                     Experience in coding including Java Programming & Net Programming
·                     Good understanding of WebSphere Application Server & J2EE
·                     Self-motivated, team player and results oriented individual
The positions attract competitive salary compensation, eligibility to the banks bonus schemes, staff loans and other staff benefits. 

Business Systems Analyst 

3 Positions

Reporting to Head of ICT Projects, the successful candidates will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing business and systems requirements, modifying systems including encoding, testing, debugging and installing to support application systems in consultation with users to make process and systems more efficient and employees more productive.

Key Responsibilities:
·                     Provide technical expertise and recommendations in assessing new IT software projects and initiatives to support and enhance existing systems, and make recommendations on custom applications.
·                     Conduct needs assessments and cost/benefit analysis to align the technology of the Bank with their business strategies.
·                     Receive business needs from stakeholders, solicit product and enhancement requirements from end users and convert the requests from both into a workable solution to present to systems developers or programming consultants.
·                     Plan, implement and subsequently maintain efficient, cost effective and highly resilient production systems to drive the Bank’s business.
·                     Troubleshoot technical issues and identify modifications needed in existing applications to meet changing user requirements.
·                     Analyze data contained in the corporate database and identify data integrity issues with existing and proposed systems and implement solutions.
·                     Provides assistance and advice to business users in the effective use of applications and information technology.
·                     Create & maintain documentation for technical procedures relating to various applications i.e operations, user guide, etc.
·                     Create system design and functional specifications for all new development projects.
·                     Assist users in customizing their profiles & other system configurations for smooth running of the Bank applications
·                     Liaise with 3rd party application development & programming consultants and business units to resolve software issues.
Position Requirements:
·                     University degree in computer science or related field
·                     Minimum of 3 years experience in Information Technology with at least 2 years hands-on technical roles in the field
·                     Extensive knowledge of dato processing, hardware platforms, and enterprise software applications.
·                     Strong project management skills & technical experience with systems networking, databases, Web development, and user support.
·                     Strong analytical, communication & problem solving skills.
·                     Self-motivated & results oriented individual with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities;
The positions attract competitive salary compensation, eligibility to the banks bonus schemes, staff loans and other staff benefits. 

Head of Credit Risk
Reporting to the Chief Risk Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for management of credit risk to facilitate growth of a quality loan book in line with the Bank’s strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Lead the Credit Risk Team in providing the necessary support to Business teams.
·                     Facilitate processing of credit applications to support business targets aimed at growing business volume and increasing the Bank’s market share.
·                     Research and obtain sufficient and appropriate information for evaluating business risk.
·                     Review / recommend /approve credit applications in compliance with the Bank’s Credit Policy & CBK Prudential Guidelines
·                     Review credit policy, guidelines and procedures to ensure they are consistent with prudent credit policy procedures
·                     Increase efficiency in internal business processes, operational controls & risk management and ensure compliance to service level agreements with the various business units.
·                     Actively participate in monitoring and controlling the credit portfolio.
·                     Facilitate implementation and review of credit scoring and internal rating models.
·                     Continuously develop staff by providing feedback and relevant training to improve productivity & efficiency.
Position Requirements
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Business related field.
·                     8 or more years of experience in the credit function of a Bank.
·                     Good understanding of credit policies & procedures.
·                     In-depth understanding of business environment and financial markets.
·                     Excellent interpersonal skills, team management & communication skills.
·                     Strong organization and leadership skills.
·                     Excellent analytical and reporting skills.
·                     Ability to handle pressure, conflicting priorities and manage constant changes.
The positions attract competitive salary compensation, eligibility to the banks bonus schemes, staff loans and other staff benefits. 

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications to the e-mail address below, detailing how they meet the requirements and enclosing detailed CV, day time telephone contacts and addresses of three professionally referees to reach the undersigned by 18th November 2015.

Only short listed candidates to be contacted. 

National Bank is an equal opportunity employer

The Director Human Resources
National Bank of Kenya Ltd
P.O Box 72866 - 00200


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