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Co-operative Bank of Kenya

Legal Officer

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 people who want to make the world a better place and achieve great things.

Are you dynamic, keen, self-driven and highly motivated experienced professional with high degree of integrity, dependability and confidentiality with strong understanding of legal systems.

Do you seek to do things differently and go an extra mile to ensure the success of the team? 

If yes this is the ideal next career step for you.

Reporting to the Head – Legal Services Department, the role holder will be responsible for ensuring the core business of the bank i.e. lending to customers is highly supported by undertaking the conveyance and security perfection process.

The Role
The successful jobholder will be expected to:
  • Provide legal advisory services to all departments within the Bank including providing independent legal advice and judgment to mitigate any legal risks.
  • Manage litigation against the Bank including external lawyers involved in litigation as well as review, analyzing and interpreting laws, regulations and judicial decisions.
  • Provide support in contract negotiations and management including review of contractual agreements for the bank and providing recourse options for non-performing contractors as well as preparing, reviewing and modifying contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities.
  • Advice the relevant departments on the perfection of securities and documentation as well as managing the annual securities audits and advise on the remedial process.
  • Offer cost effective and timely legal advisory services and support to the credit recovery function of the Bank in order to foster effective management of regulatory and litigation risk in the recovery of Non-Performing loans.
  • Prepare and facilitate staff training on specific legal matters affecting the bank including dissemination of appropriate legal requirements to various departments.
  • Participating in risk management sessions that have a bearing on legal matters, review risk reports for purposes of managing key risks efficiently in the risk management process and undertake research on current legal developments and prepare briefs to the Head of Legal.
  • Support the Board Secretariat in carrying out secretarial duties.
Qualifications, Skills & Attributes

The successful jobholder will be required to possess the following qualifications:-
  • Must have a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree from a recognized University with a minimum of five years legal experience ideally in a leading organization, with a proven track record in litigation management and conveyance.
  • Must be an advocate of the High Court with a current practicing certificate. CPS will be an added advantage.
  • Working knowledge of the legal environment for Banking and general business/commerce in Kenya will be added advantage.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills with ability to influence and negotiate at different levels.
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 LM/3/CS/2015 by 13th May, 2016. 

Unix Storage Engineer

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 seek individuals who will provide guidance, standards and statements of direction for the bank’s server / storage farms in line with the banks desire to gain a competitive advantage in the market. 

This requires good analysis and ongoing knowledge of current and changing business, financial (budgetary) and technological environments and the ability to translate those environments into blueprints to lead the migration to the new environment.

The UNIX & Storage Engineer will be responsible for end-to-end and proactive UNIX servers including storage, backup solutions design & administration, performance monitoring & management of server, storage & backup of Infrastructure, and general ICT systems. 

This will involve setting up of optimal performance bench marks and use of modern and appropriate tools coupled with best practice. 
The holder will also ensure high systems availability and improvements to meet business growth demands, ensure timely intervention by key stake holders, improved performance, enhanced 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 responses to the various applications and databases running on the infrastructure stack. This includes systems logs, events and event correlation and maintaining performance statistics and setting baseline statistics.
  • Monitor and manage the high availability components including powerHA, GPFS for mission critical servers.
  • Develop, manage and test back-up and recovery plans and ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning properly.
  • Allocate and manage Data Storage Systems including SAN, NAS, Tape Libraries, etc and perform server/storage tasks such as systems design, capacity planning, maintenance, trouble shooting, and change control activities.
  • Take lead role in the various I.T. audits in providing necessary information and enforcing closure of audit, change management and compliance issues.
  • Manage key I.T. risks for all servers, storage & backup sub-systems and ensure proper mitigation.
  • Take lead role in BCP and disaster recovery preparedness through periodic testing as scheduled, update of disaster recovery procedures and sharing the results with management.
  • Team up with applications support, development and DBA team in the development, implementation, management applications, infrastructure, and monitor system health in order to proactively identify weaknesses and address them.
  • Create new LPARs using best practice, ensure compliance with IBM license agreements and maintain upgrades and critical patches.
  • Create and maintain infrastructure documentation, including security standards, procedures & definitions and maintain all technical documentation relating to server/storage management.
  • Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure system integrity and security.
  • 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 server 7 storage stacks gets maximum value from the services
  • Handle queries from application/DBA support, resolve problems in a timely manner and advice accordingly.
  • 24/7 availability for support of the bank’s mission critical systems.
  • Continually monitor security events in the systems, take corrective actions and generate reports for management.
  • Keep abreast of latest security, legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts and vulnerabilities and plan proactive actions accordingly.
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 field from a recognized university.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role with hands on experience in planning, systems analysis, design, support and development in server/storage/backup infrastructure.
  • A specialist in IT/ Engineering background with competences in EMC storage, Linux, IBM AIX, IBM DS8800, IBM TSM and project management.
  • Excellent knowledge of ICT system architectures, platforms and Infrastructure.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to analyze and correlate complex data.
  • Good knowledge of various storage and server performance monitoring tools.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical issues.
  • Excellent knowledge of the bank’s information security policy and the legal implications.
If you fit the profile, then apply today! 

Please forward your application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to indicating the job reference number USE/ICT/2016 by 13th May, 2016.

Relationship Manager – Diaspora Banking

Are you a self-driven individual with a proven track record to exceed sales goals and customer expectations? 

Are you uniquely predisposed to deliver quality, convenience, friendly and personalized service, quickly and efficiently to our Diaspora Customers?

We have an exciting opportunity within our Retail Banking Department for the position of Relationship Manager – Diaspora Banking.

Reporting to the Head – Diaspora Banking, the role holder will be responsible for the growth of the Diaspora banking portfolio (Assets and Liabilities) and maintaining an excellent customer service experience for the customer through meeting the customers’ needs in a timely manner.

The Role
Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:
  • Own and drive the Diaspora banking proposition through selling, growing business and ensure that there is increased customer base, deposits, earnings, facility utilization and usage of all bank products and services.
  • Act as a principal point of contact for the Bank’s relationship with a designated portfolio of Diaspora customers and non-customers to all other units as customer needs dictate.
  • Analyze market intelligence across the global markets to facilitate development/enhancement of innovative products and services offered to the Diaspora customers.
  • Champion and deliver world class customer service by ensuring quality service delivery for customers within the bank’s Service Level Agreements.
  • Achieve the set growth targets for the portfolio in terms of numbers and values through pro-actively identifying cross-selling opportunities within own portfolio of customers
  • Manage Diaspora customer requests/transactions in compliance with the bank policies, procedures and guidelines with zero tolerance to operational risk & frauds.
  • Ensure the existing customer relations are well maintained to achieve high customer retention as well as building effective relationships with branches and key support functions
Skills, Competencies and Experience

The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a business related field with at least 2 years’ sales experience
  • Must have worked in team oriented environments and with good relationship management skills
  • Excellent planning and organization skills as well as be an excellent communicator with ability to set and meet stretching targets and strict deadline
  • Result driven with a track record of demonstrable networking, selling and influencing skills as well as ability to identify new opportunities
  • Demonstrate a solid awareness in operational risk and quality in driving service excellence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build long term, high quality and trusted relationships
This position presents an excellent step to make highly valuable contributions as a member of a growing team of talented professionals. 

If you fit the profile, then apply today! 

Please email your application in confidence to by close of business on Wednesday, 11th May, 2016. 

As part of our ongoing development of the internal audit function, we are looking to recruit a dynamic and commercially astute Internal Auditor

If you’re excited by the idea of making a real impact, this might be your dream job.

This is a high visibility role which provides the successful candidate with an opportunity to contribute to the organization’s control environment and exposure to many business areas. 

The successful candidate will also have an ideal opportunity to be an integral part of the organization and to really make a difference.

Reporting to the Chief Internal Auditor, the Internal Auditor will be required to perform information systems, operations and credit audits, both technical and end-user across the Co-op Bank Group. 

He/she will undertake special investigations, provide advice to the business on a broad range of issues as and when required, and support business growth & process improvements while working closely with other departments and in line with Internal Audit Methodology, processes, procedures and time frames.

The Role
Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:
  • Utilize extensive understanding of business activities to recommend scope and objectives of assigned audits, execute audit procedures, perform detailed analyses, reach sound conclusions, and document results for assigned audit activities.
  • Participate in the execution of multiple audit projects to achieve the scope, timing, and objectives of each assignment while ensuring applicable regulatory guidance is included in scope for assigned audits where applicable.
  • Proactively identify risks, evaluate controls and make recommendations to improve internal control and operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Analyze and verify transactions and representations as well as performing review of test work completed by assigned staff.
  • Prepare excellent work paper documentation ensuring quality of such documentation in accordance with professional standards, as well as establishing departmental standards and deadlines.
  • Recommend departmental improvements to automate procedures, methods, and standards to improve departmental efficiency, productivity and quality.
  • Prepare clear and concise recommendations for correction of unsatisfactory conditions, improvements in operations, and reductions in cost and effectively gain concurrence and support for recommended control improvements.
  • Facilitates the communication of audit results and special projects via written reports and oral presentations to management;
  • Assist in the annual risk assessment process and generation of annual audit plan.
  • Identify and analyze level of threat and potential risk to the organization’s information assets
  • Ensure that access to electronically stored corporate information is adequately protected and managed appropriate to the risks
  • Test adequacy and effectiveness of IS control measures and recommend corrective measures to be undertaken in areas of weakness.
  • Perform special audits as and when called upon and make maximum use of Computer Assisted Audit tools e.g. TeamMate, ACL etc.
  • Assist in training/mentoring of staff and develop and maintain the skills, knowledge and expertise to make valuable contribution to the internal audit team.
Skills, Competencies and Experience
The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or Computer Science from a recognized university. 
  • Possession of an MSc or other relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Professional Certification in IT Audit, Risk and Security e.g. CISM, CISSP, CISA, CRISC
  • Excellent understanding of auditing concepts and practices with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a management role in IT or IT Audit.
  • Skilled in project management, and maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in risk assessment and control concepts/methodologies.
  • Skilled in negotiation and conflict management to resolve problems that may arise during an audit.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; a strong verbal communicator, analytical writer and able to clearly and concisely convey personal observations of processes, risks and controls.
  • Excellent analytical ability both qualitative and quantitative to draw sound conclusions coupled with demonstrated knowledge and proper application of sampling techniques.
  • Excellent attention to details and organizational skills.
If you fit the profile, then apply today!

Please forward your application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to indicating the job reference number IA/IAD/2016 by 19th May, 2016.

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