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Principal IT Business Analyst
 
We are looking to place a dynamic, creative and self –driven experienced professional with a wide degree of creativity and latitude and looking to excel in the world of IT Business Analysis. 

Are 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 look no further; Make your move towards IT Business Analysis within the Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” the place for those looking to new horizons.

The bank has initiated huge and very important transformation initiatives that are expected to drive the bank to the next level.

The Principal IT Business Analyst role is one of the key roles that will be supporting the transformation programs. 

This role is required to translate business requirements into IT solutions which align with strategy, standards and industry best practice. 

This role will also lead other business analysts and will be in the fore front to ensure that the key business initiatives are executed on time and delivered first time right. 

The focus of the Principal IT Business analyst is to review and analyze an organization’s business, including its business intentions, business services, business processes, organizational structure and information needs.

his analysis is then used to help the business implement changes that lead to business improvements. 

These business changes may include extensive stakeholder engagement activities to improve existing organizational structure, existing business services and service delivery mechanisms, existing business processes and in some cases the introduction of automation using ICT solution.

The Business Analyst is a conduit between the business units, organizational stakeholders and solutions delivery teams. 

The role holder will also liaise with key stakeholders to develop a solid understanding of how the business is currently operating and the future goals of the business.

The Role
 
Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to carry out:
  • Business process improvement: Analyze business processes; identify alternative solutions, assesses feasibility, and recommends new approaches. Contribute to evaluating the factors which must be addressed in the change program. Help establish requirements for the implementation of changes in the business process.
  • Business analysis: Take responsibility for investigative work at high level for strategy studies, business requirements specifications and feasibility studies as well as prepare business cases which define potential benefits, options for achieving these benefits through development of new or changed processes, and associated business risks. The role also includes specifying effective business processes, through improvements in information systems, information management, practices, procedures, organization change and applying or monitoring the use of required modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards, giving special consideration to business perspectives.
  • Stakeholder relationship management: Develop and maintain one or more defined communication channels and/or stakeholder groups, acting as a single point of contact. Gathers information from the customer to understand their needs (demand management) and detailed requirements. Facilitate open communication and discussion between stakeholders, using feedback to assess and promote understanding of need for future changes in services, products and systems.
  • Data analysis: Set standards for data analysis tools and techniques, advises on their application, and ensures compliance. Manage the investigation of corporate data requirements, and co-ordinates the application of data analysis and data modelling techniques, based upon a detailed understanding of the corporate information requirements, in order to establish, modify or maintain data structures and their associated components.
  • Solution architecture: Uses appropriate tools, including logical models of components and interfaces, to contribute to the development of systems architectures in specific business or functional areas. Produces detailed component specifications and translates these into detailed designs for implementation using selected products. Within a business change program, assists in the preparation of technical plans and cooperates with business assurance and project staff to ensure that appropriate technical resources are made available. Provides advice on technical aspects of system development and integration (including requests for changes, deviations from specifications, etc.) and ensures that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly.
  • Technical specialism: Maintains an in-depth knowledge of specific technical specialism, and provides expert advice regarding their application. Can supervise specialist technical consultancy. The specialism can be any aspect of information or communication technology, technique, method, and product or application area.
  • Evaluating system specifications for business requirements. Determines requirements, designs, builds, tests, implements, maintains and enhances business systems as well as ensure that proposed solutions comply with architectural best practices.
  • Research how IT systems are used and look at ways to improve use and efficiency. Analyzes, detects, identifies and corrects technical problems and deficiencies, monitors and collects data on system performance. Plans, develops and implements backup and recovery procedures.
Required skills and competencies:
  • BSC in Computer Science, Information Technology and/or related fields as well as Project management or Business analysis professional training
  • 4+ years of relevant business analysis and solution design/architecture working across multiple technology platforms and delivery.
  • Experience of design thinking methodologies. High level and low level solution design of large applications and Excellent software development skills – Java, Spring framework, JBoss, WebSphere Application Server, C#, Oracle databases, SQL server, DevOps, SOA/ESB, Cloud based solutions, Android
  • Experience on systems like Mobile money transfer, USSD/SMS, ERP, CRM, core banking system and other systems in a financial services ecosystem will be an added advantage
  • A wild duck - out of the box thinker, Logical, analytical and investigative mind, as well as creative abilities with high level of mathematical aptitude and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Entrepreneurial flair with strong business acumen and excellent communication skills. Is influencing and results-oriented.
  • Ability to handle complex information with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Displays personal drive and integrity - Promotes and adopts a positive and balanced approach to work and Keeps a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines.
  • A self-starter and a pace setter. Able to work independently and as a team. Good team working and interpersonal skills required to enable working closely with staff at all levels throughout an organization, including managers and IT specialists.
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 jobs@co-opbank.co.ke indicating the job reference number PIBA/2/HRD/2015 by 24th December, 2015 

IT Business Analyst
 
You are brilliant, you drive results in a big way and you get things done. You are self-driven and have great follow-through. 

You have cultivated your technical and soft skills and established a respect for business and process analyses and the importance of data in informing business decisions. 

You are highly analytical with a keen interest in IT Business Analysis. Does this sound like you? You are what we are looking for.

Are 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 look no further; Make your move towards IT Business Analysis within the Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” the place for those looking to new horizons.

Join our Business Change Management team within the ICT Department and make your mark! 

The IT Business Analyst’s key role is to work closely with the business to implement changes that lead to business improvements with the focus being to review and analyze the bank’s business, including its business intentions, business services, business processes and information needs. 

The role also involves defining software requirements and specifications and guiding program design and development.

The Role
 
Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to carry out:
  • Business process improvement: This will involve analysis of business processes, identification of alternative solutions, assessing feasibility, and recommending new approaches; evaluating the factors which must be addressed in the change program and helping establish requirements for the implementation of changes in the business process.
  • Business analysis: Take responsibility for investigative work at high level for strategy studies, business requirements specifications and feasibility studies as well as prepare business cases which define potential benefits, options for achieving these benefits through development of new or changed processes, and associated business risks. The role also includes specifying effective business processes, through improvements in information systems, information management, practices, procedures, organization change and applying or monitoring the use of required modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards, giving special consideration to business perspectives.
  • Stakeholder relationship management: Develop and maintain one or more defined communication channels and/or stakeholder groups, acting as a single point of contact. Gathers information from the customer to understand their needs (demand management) and detailed requirements. Facilitate open communication and discussion between stakeholders, using feedback to assess and promote understanding of need for future changes in services, products and systems.
  • Data analysis: Set standards for data analysis tools and techniques, advises on their application, and ensures compliance. Manage the investigation of corporate data requirements, and co-ordinates the application of data analysis and data modelling techniques, based upon a detailed understanding of the corporate information requirements, in order to establish, modify or maintain data structures and their associated components
  • Examining existing business models and flows of data, discussing findings with the business, and evaluating system specifications for business requirements. Determines requirements, designs, builds, tests, implements, maintains and enhances business systems as well as ensure that proposed solutions comply with architectural best practices.
  • Research how IT systems are used and look at ways to improve use and efficiency. Analyzes, detects, identifies and corrects technical problems and deficiencies, monitors and collects data on system performance. Plans, develops and implements backup and recovery procedures.
Required skills and competencies:
  • BSC in Computer Science, Information Technology and/or related fields as well as Project management or Business analysis professional training
  • 2+ years of relevant business analysis and solution design/architecture working across multiple technology platforms and delivery.
  • Experience on systems like Mobile money transfer, USSD/SMS, ERP, CRM, core banking system and other systems in a financial services ecosystem will be an added advantage
  • Experience of design thinking methodologies. High level and low level solution design of large applications and Excellent software development skills – Java, Spring framework, JBoss, WebSphere Application Server, C#, Oracle databases, SQL server, DevOps, SOA/ESB, Cloud based solutions, Android
  • A wild duck - out of the box thinker, Logical, analytical and investigative mind, as well as creative abilities with high level of mathematical aptitude and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Entrepreneurial flair with strong business acumen and excellent communication skills. Is influencing and results-oriented.
  • Ability to handle complex information with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Displays personal drive and integrity - Promotes and adopts a positive and balanced approach to work and Keeps a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines.
  • A self-starter and a pace setter. Able to work independently and as a team. Good team working and interpersonal skills required to enable working closely with staff at all levels throughout an organization, including managers and IT specialists.
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 jobs@co-opbank.co.ke indicating the job reference number ITBA/2/HRD/2015 by 24th December, 2015 

Relationship Manager – Government & Public Sector Banking
 
Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment? 

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced professional and innovative individual with imagination and determination to deliver a clear vision and first class services in the Public Sector Portfolio. 

If you have an excellent sales track record in this area with solid credit experience, this opportunity should be your next career move.

Reporting to the Head-Government & Public Sector Banking, the Relationship Manager will be charged with the responsibility of establishing and deepening value driven cordial banking relationships with all clients within the target market segments. 

He/she will aim to increase the Bank’s visibility among the target clients, to achieve the profit targets as set by the bank, and work closely with product teams to identify cross-selling opportunities and undertake the preparation of analysis or credit proposals as required.

The Role
 
Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:
  • Build and nurture strategic relationships with the clients to ensure that the Bank maximizes on the Business potential / wallet size of the Customer.
  • Continually recommend improvements and adaptations to existing systems, processes and structures in order to ensure current and future viability of the relationships.
  • Continuously monitor and nurture the relationships to ensure that clients are always satisfied with the Bank’s services and solutions.
  • Develop forecasts/quantify the expected business from prospective clients based on comprehensively done and updated account plans.
  • Package winning value propositions targeting major relationships with huge potentials for cheap deposits, quality assets, and substantial Non -funded revenues.
  • Identify key contacts and key business influencers’ within the clients’ business and foster a relationship to ensure cutting edge information about the client’s business objectives, opportunities and threats for proactive management.
  • Ensure an intimate understanding of the client’s industry and business; analyze their modus operandi, management practices and market conditions affecting the long term sustainability and viability of the business and sector.
  • Introduce specialist skills on specific products and product mix at the appropriate time and level in order to create solutions which effectively satisfy client needs.
  • Initiate and monitor customer/Bank contact at all levels, ensuring that customers enjoy the highest standards of service.
  • Proactively monitor markets and pre-empt risks for both the Bank and the client wi timely identification of potential problem accounts and formulating appropriate risk mitigating strategies
  • Keep abreast of developments in the market; be aware of projects to be carried out by parastatals, government ministries and developmental agencies and their various sources of funding with a view to market for collection business from cash rich corporates with large collections volumes.
Desired Skills and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business related field: Marketing, Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or any other relevant field from a recognized university.
  • A minimum 3 years' experience as a Relationship Manager managing clients in the public sector segment.
  • Knowledgeable in Trade Finance transactions and its associated processes with experience in corporate lending especially to state owned institutions.
  • Excellent understanding of credit, business and industry-associated risks profile of diverse industries.
  • Analytical and presentation skills for pitching proposals and responses to Request For Proposals and for preparing credit applications
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 jobs@co-opbank.co.ke indicating the job reference number RM/GPSB/2015 by 24th December, 2015. 

We are an equal opportunity employer. 

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