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Data Architect
About the role
Reporting to Head – Data Governance & Strategy, The Data Architect will be responsible for planning and designing conceptual structures and plans to meet the current and long-term enterprise requirements, as well as ensuring that the respective business, application, data and technology perspectives are in line with the bank’s data governance strategies, policies and standards.
The role holder will also be required to interpret, use and apply information contained within the enterprise data architecture to inform a range of business improvement activities, particularly those involved in the implementation, design, development, enhancement and maintenance of ICT systems and business processes.
·         Design logical and physical data structures that support the enterprise information requirements and analyze and align the enterprise data models with other business process.
·         Define and maintain the data technology architecture; to guide the selection and integration of data-related technology, data integration architecture; to govern the flow of data within the enterprise systems and applications, data warehouse architecture; to capture the data transitions and snapshots in data warehouse systems for maximum
·         usefulness and performance as well as the business intelligence architecture; to govern the decision support framework and drive data mining, analysis, and reporting.
·         Define and maintain the meta-data architecture that governs how meta-data is created, integrated, controlled and accessed and the enterprise taxonomies and namespaces to organize enterprise data.
·         Define and maintain conceptual structures and plans to meet the current and long-term data requirements of the enterprise.
·         Determine, document and assess the enterprise information needs from business, operational, compliance and regulatory perspectives.
·         Share best practices, lessons learned and constantly update the technical system architecture requirements based on changing technologies, and knowledge related to recent, current and up-coming vendor products and solutions.
·         Support strategic direction by drawing on information from multiple sources and using guidelines to analyze what information is important and how it should be used.
·         Achieves results by overseeing tasks through to completion, working within agreed priorities, committing to achieving quality outcomes, and seeking feedback from supervisors to gauge satisfaction and seeks guidance when required.
·         Support productive working relationships by building and sustaining positive relationships with team members, stakeholders and clients, and being responsive to changes in client and stakeholder needs and expectations.
·         Display personal drive and integrity by taking responsibility for meeting objectives and progressing work, showing initiative to do what is required, and committing energy and drive to see that goals are achieved
·         Bachelor’s Degree in information technology, engineering or related discipline.
·         Expert knowledge across multiple technology platforms, business processes and enterprise architecture.
·         At least 5 years’ experience in enterprise infrastructure or data design and planning and similar experience in application development or architectural design of enterprise application using key development tools and frameworks (Java, .net, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, UML, etc.)
·         TOGAF certification will be an added advantage.
·         Demonstrated experience in working with or leading a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) integration environment.
·         Strong background in understanding organizational resources, priorities, needs and policies, and use of the same in developing IT strategies and solutions.
·         Excellent presentation, communication and negotiation skills. Communicates with influence, confidently presenting communications in a clear, concise and articulate manner, focusing on key points and using appropriate, unambiguous language, selecting the most appropriate medium for conveying information, and structuring written and oral communication to ensure clarity.
·         Analytical with good project management and team leadership skills.
·         Knowledge in the use of notable data management tools.
·         Leads from the front
·         Delivers and owns results
·         Values and respects others
·         Drives innovation
·         Fosters Communication
·         Inspires trust and integrity
·         Customer Centric

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 “DA/SSD/2017” in the subject line by close of business on Friday 15th September, 2017.
Our client, a medium sized Sacco in Nairobi with a membership of 1,400, seeks to recruit a suitably qualified person to fill the position of a SACCO Accountant.
·         Preparation of Society final accounts, Trial Balance, Balance sheets etc;
·         Preparation and presentation of annual revenue and capital budgets;
·         Preparation of Economic reports;
·         Analysing market and competitors trends;
·         Developing financial management mechanisms;
·         Conducting reviews/evaluations for cost reductions on various vote heads;
·         Managing Sacco’s financial accounting and monitoring systems;
·         To liaise with internal /External Auditors on audit Controls and act on management letters;
·         Producing accurate financial reports;
·         Give a cost benefit analysis on external borrowing for Board of Directors approval;
·         Management of staff payrolls;
·         Keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation;
·         Ensuring the Society assets and liabilities are recorded correctly and safeguarded;
·         Ensuring the necessary cash reserve is maintained as required by law;
·         Keeping and managing debtors and creditors records;
·         Implementation and review of the Society’s financial accounting policies and procedures;
·         Giving guidance in all financial and accounting matters;
·         Ensuring adequate budgetary controls are in place;
·         Advising and overseeing prudent financial management and investment;
·         Submitting implementation work plans and ensure proper reporting systems are in place;
·         Approving payments made by the Society;
·         Ensuring that accounts and reconciliation are done on a monthly basis and adherence to specific deadlines; and
·         Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.
·         Are holders of a Business related degree or its equivalent from a recognised university and CPA (K) or ACCA
·         Bachelor’s Degree and CPA (K) or its equivalent or CPA (K) and have satisfactorily served as an Accountant in the Society or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in a Sacco or in like organizations for a minimum period of 3 years.
·         Diploma in Co-operative Management will be an added advantage.
·         Have demonstrated high financial management capability and Investment.
·         Have good knowledge of Information Technology.
·         High financial management capability.
·         Judgment and decision-making ability
·         Strong analytical, financial reporting, and presentation skills with the ability to present complex issues clearly and concisely
·         Accuracy and attention to detail
·         High leadership and administrative capacity
·         Ability to plan and execute tasks with minimal supervision
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Good IT skills and Proficient in Microsoft office suite
How to apply
Download the online form attached (openable with adobe reader)
Once you complete, click on the SUBMIT button below, follow the simple instructions and send.
Must indicate the Job Reference Number on the application form
The form must be submitted by end of 29th September 2017

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