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Database Administrator – Data Warehouse & Analytics

We are looking for a seasoned database administrator with a knack for end-to-end proactive database design and management, a gritty never-say-die doer who relishes challenges, is dynamic, resilient, creative and highly-motivated.
If you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment, then the Database Administrator position within The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” is the perfect opportunity for you to scale new horizons.

The role holder will ensure performance monitoring and management of database, data warehouse components, Infrastructure, and general ICT systems through setting up of optimal performance bench marks and the use of modern best practice and appropriate tools to meet business performance growth demands, ensure system security, business continuity and competitiveness in product and service development.

The Role
Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:
·                     Monitor performance and manage parameters to provide fast query responses to front-end users ensuring performance of production data warehouse databases including systems logs, events and event correlation and maintaining performance statistics and setting baseline statistics.
·                     Monitor and manage the high availability components including RAC, Dataguard, RMAN, ASM for key databases and related components as well as ensure best practice in the installation of database management systems (RDBMS); ensure compliance with RDBMS license agreements and maintain upgrades and critical patches.
·                     Develop, manage and test back-up and recovery plans and ensure that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning properly and ensure 24/7 available support for the data warehouse and related systems.
·                     Take lead role in the various I.T. audits in providing necessary information and enforcing closure of audit, change management and compliance issues in the data warehouse environment and also manage key I.T. risks for data warehouse database systems and ensure proper mitigation; Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and disaster recovery preparedness through periodic testing as scheduled and update of disaster recovery procedures and sharing the results with management.
·                     Team up with analytics applications support, development and infrastructure team in the development, implementation, management applications, infrastructure, and monitor system health in order to proactively identify weaknesses and address them.
·                     Perform data modelling tasks such as business models, logical models and dimensional models to effectively convert business requirements to technical requirements in conjunction with data warehouse developers.
·                     Establish the needs of users and monitoring user access and security, control data warehouse access permissions and privileges, consider both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users and further refine the physical design to meet system storage requirements.
·                     Create and maintain data warehouse documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata) as well as maintaining all technical documentation relating to data warehouse maintenance, management and configuration.
·                     Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure data integrity and security and continually monitor security events in the network, take corrective actions and generate reports for management.
·                     Attend to system failure and resolve/coordinate resolution of the problem and handle queries from analytics application support, resolve problems in a timely manner and advice accordingly.
·                     Establish and maintain business relationships with vendors, consultants and other outside entities providing services to the bank. Monitor performance of the SLAs to ensure that the database gets maximum value from the services.
Skills, Competencies and Experience

The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline, or equivalent.
·                     3 -5 years in database technology with experience deploying data warehousing technologies (e.g., High Availability, Data Warehousing, Backup, Partitioning, Online Data replication) in production environments
·                     Oracle RDBMS 11g/12c OCP certification as well as strong SQL and PLSQL skills including data warehouse objects such as partitions and materialized views
·                     Skills in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, OLAP, and Data mining as well Familiarity with ICT standards such as ITIL, COBIT, and Proficiency in various operating systems like Unix, Linux, windows.
·                     Thorough knowledge on data profiling, data modeling and data validation and associated tools, Skills in Database Sizing, Storage, Performance, and Security Considerations
·                     Strong analytical skills; ability to analyze and correlate complex data and excellent knowledge on the Oracle Technology stack as well as excellent knowledge of ICT system architectures, platforms and Infrastructure
·                     Ability to effectively communicate complex technical issues and exhibit a wide degree of creativity and latitude coupled with the ability to lead and direct the work of others without the benefit of a direct reporting relationship as well as the ability to utilize independent judgment and to support senior managers on operational criticality
·                     General awareness of the banking industry ICT operations and security procedures.
How to Apply:
If you are confident that you fit the role and person profile and you are keen to add value to your career then please forward your application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to indicating the job reference number DBA/2/HRD/2015by 17th December, 2015 

Relationship Manager, Corporate Banking

Are you looking to expand your knowledge of corporate & commercial markets with a passion for delivering an outstanding customer experience? 

If yes, The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” is the ideal place to elevate you to the next career level.

We are looking for a self-driven and experienced professional who do things differently and who will go an extra mile to make sure our clients have the best chance to succeed, to come and be part of our team of talented professionals to drive the Corporate Banking business for the Bank.

The role: Reporting to the Head - Corporate Banking, the role holder will own and drive the Corporate Banking Proposition by developing and overseeing the execution of strategic account plans aimed at growing profitability through cross-selling the full range of Bank’s products and services.

The successful jobholder will be expected to:
·                     Oversee the development and implementation of strategic initiatives for marketing and selling Corporate banking products with a focus on growing business volumes, customer base and income.
·                     Develop and implement initiatives for maintaining strong relationships with existing customers as well as develop new relationships that guarantee a portfolio of corporate customers.
·                     Effectively and proactively manage the cost of funds by mobilizing deposits from corporate banking clients as well as developing and implementing initiatives that bring down the cost of doing business within institutional banking department.
·                     Spearhead the formulation and implementation of strategies, systems, policies and processes that guide and ensure delivery of corporate banking business.
·                     Spearhead the development of products, solutions and services that are tailored to meet Corporate banking client needs and requirements.
·                     Demonstrate executive presence and authority over Corporate banking matters in order to instill confidence in clients and influence outcomes.
Qualifications, Skills & Attributes
The successful jobholder will be required to possess the following qualifications:-
·                     A Bachelor’s degree in a business related field with at least 5 years’ banking experience in a relationship management role.
·                     Must have worked in a team oriented environment and with good relationship management skills.
·                     Excellent planning and organization skills as well as excellent communication with the ability to set and meet stretch targets and deadlines
·                     Result driven with a track record of demonstrable networking, selling and influencing skills as well as ability to identify new opportunities.
·                     Demonstrate solid awareness in operational risk and quality while driving service excellence.
·                     Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build long term, high quality and trusted relationships.
How to apply:

If you are confident that you fit the role and person profile and you are keen to add value to your career then please forward your application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to the job reference number RM/1/CB/2015 by 17th December, 2015. 

Research Analyst – Kingdom Securities Limited

Are you a self-driven, highly motivated professional looking for an opportunity to jumpstart your career in the world of economics and Financial markets? 

This position presents you with the opportunity to grow and develop an exciting career that will allow you to utilize your knowledge of the financial sector, investment services, capital markets and all key relevant stake-holder and carry out in-depth analysis of economic and industry dynamics.

If you are looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment, then look no further, Kingdom Securities Ltd, a subsidiary of the Co-operative Bank of Kenya, is the place for those looking to new horizon.

We are looking for a dynamic, creative and self-driven professional with strong analytical skills, intellectual curiosity and a genuine interest in the financial markets. 

The role holder will be responsible for initiating and conducting research on companies, monitoring performance of stocks and offering recommendations to investors on whether to buy or sell particular financial instruments.

The role

Specifically, the successful jobholder will be expected to:
·                     Maintain a library of financial reports of all listed companies as well as a database of financial market trading statistics.
·                     Maintain information of key local and global economies and markets and a library of key GOK publications.
·                     Carry out in-depth analysis of economic and industry dynamics and participate in company research visits and attend investor briefings.
·                     Undertake fundamental analysis of all listed companies and provide investment recommendations to clients and also undertake unquoted equity reviews and other investment reviews on client’s request.
·                     Prepare investment recommendations on financial instruments.
·                     Engage other market players in primary data generation.
·                     Prepare regular analyst reports and ensure timely circulation of research findings and reports to the relevant units.
·                     Maintain the Research Department filing system.
Qualifications, Skills & Attributes
The successful jobholder will be required to possess the following qualifications:-
·                     Bachelor’s degree in a business, economics, finance or related field.
·                     Has CFA qualification or other relevant professional course, those who are candidates in the CFA program will also be considered.
·                     A minimum of one year experience in an investment firm or financial institution.
·                     Advanced Word, PowerPoint and Excel knowledge with sound understanding of database architecture.
·                     Advanced accounting and financial modelling.
·                     Strong communication skills with ability to exercise objective and independent thought.
·                     Innovative problem solving skills with excellent analytical capability.
·                     Self-supervising – personally accountable for the quality and accuracy of work.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to by 17th December, 2015 

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Please quote this reference on your application: RA/02/HRD/2015

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