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Project Manager - ICT

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.

Are you passionate about technology, with very strong organizational skills and the attitude and the ability to get things done? 

Are you looking for a challenging, fast-paced role managing a range of IT projects?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Project Manager to join our ICT team. 


Reporting to the Head – Head – ICT Projects, the person’s primary responsibility will be management of projects to ensure that the expected objectives are delivered on time and within budget. 

He/she will focus on meeting project commitments including communications with the sponsor and other stakeholders in addition to spending significant time on project management responsibilities.

The Role
 
Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:
  • Lead and manage implementation of projects including competing time demands for multiple projects within given timeframes.
  • Lead the development of, and assist clients with the development of quality requests and analysis of new system requirements and information requests. This includes facilitating the definition of project missions, goals, tasks, and resource requirements and or assisting in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas;
  • Be responsible for assembling the project staff; for their technical or functional development, performance, and/or termination during the project or projects.
  • Manage project budget and resource allocation.
  • Facilitate the definition of service levels and customer requirements. This will involve interacting regularly with existing or potential clients to determine their needs and to develop plans for improving delivery.
  • Be an advocate on behalf of clients and represent clients' needs as appropriate to senior management. Work cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes.
  • Follow a defined, agreed upon project management methodology by developing methods to monitor projects or area progress, and providing corrective supervision if necessary.
  • Participate in the planning and/or testing phases.
  • Present oral and written reports defining plans, risks, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of management.
Desired Skills and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in an ICT related field from a recognized university with a Certification in Project Management – Prince 2 or PMP.
  • Minimum 5 years of increasingly responsible experience, including experience successfully managing various ICT projects.
  • Outstanding grasp of information technology concepts and processes.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for effective leadership of staff.
  • Energy and enthusiasm with a strong client focus.
  • Experience in business process analysis preferably in a multi discipline environment.
  • Highly developed analytical skills with an ability to remain focused on outputs and to adjust delivery mechanisms to meet deadlines and client needs.
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 PM/ICTP/2016 by 20th April, 2016.

Operations Risk Manager

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.

Are you a highly motivated professional with a successful track record of strategic and operational delivery of results? 

Do you possess strong financial acumen coupled with a solid understanding of business structures, processes, and information flow in the banking sector?

We have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Risk Manager to join our Risk Department. 

Reporting to the Chief Risk Officer, the role holder will be responsible for identification, measurement, mitigation and reporting of Operations risk exposures of the Bank.

This will involve the following key risk parameters – Operations Risk policy maintenance, Risk Registers, Risk Control Self Assessments (RCSA), Risk events reporting & loss data analysis and Key Risk Indicators (KRIs).

The Role
 
Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:
  • Champion the overall Operational Risk Management Framework and best practices within the Bank while acting as a center of excellence for Operational Risk.
  • Develop and communicate the Operations risk appetite and risk limits that will be applied by the business & support units.
  • Assist in the development of Operations risk mitigation strategies for the bank’s critical operations and for monitoring the same. Work with Business and Operations units within the Bank to establish, maintain and continuously improve risk management capabilities.
  • Coordinate the Risk Control Self assessments (RCSA) framework across the various Support and Business units of the bank. This will also include collation and reporting of the results.
  • Ensure that the Bank identifies, measures, reports and minimizes Operations risk exposures.
  • Generate regular reports that monitor the various risk exposures that the Bank faces. These include but not limited to Operational Risks, Risk Events and Loss Data Base.
  • Review Bank processes to ensure that adequate controls are in place to identify, monitor and control risks associated with the processes.
  • Document, review and regularly update the Bank’s Risk Register, Key Processes & Risk Indicator Registers.
  • Assist in reviewing internal policies, procedures, new products & services, and make recommendations for enhancement of controls and risk mitigation as appropriate.
  • Assist the Chief Risk Officer in drafting the Board Audit & Risk Committee quarterly reports.
  • Develop and conduct Operational Risk Awareness training.
  • Implement the Business Continuity Plans for the unit.
  • Develop Operational Risk Management standards and tools that align to industry best practices and ensure effective processes are in place to identify measure, manage, monitor and report on operational risks.
Desired Skills and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or related field from a recognized university with a Risk Management qualification(s)/ACIB/AKIB or CPA.
  • Five (5) years hands-on Banking experience in a busy front or Back office Operations function, IT or Business related function. Experience of a minimum two (2) years in a Risk management related function, will be an added advantage.
  • Thorough knowledge of CBK prudential guidelines.
  • Ability to clearly communicate strategy, plans and issues across the organization by developing business cases, presentations & stakeholder communications even with senior management.
  • Strong analytic, logical reasoning, and problem solving, risk vs. reward skills
  • Ability to work well in a team, as well as manage multiple priorities in quick time frames
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 ORM/RM/2016 by 14th April, 2016.

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