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Risk & Compliance Associate
Cytonn Investments is an independent investment management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, local institutional investors and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region. We currently have over Kshs. 82 billion of investments and projects under mandate, mainly in real estate.

Directly reporting to the Risk and Compliance Manager, the Associate is responsible for assessing and managing risks for Cytonn Group.

Responsibilities

·         Formulate and implement the Risk and Compliance framework and Policies;
·         Proactively identify all material operational risks across the organization and at each business unit level as per Cytonn’s approved risk identification methodology.
·         Effectively assess and measure all material risks in accordance with Cytonn’s adopted approaches;
·         Ensure the effective management of Cytonn’s material risks through adequate process controls and ensure adherence thereto as well as implement specific action plans to manage the risk causal factors;
·         Ensure that appropriate and/or adequate controls are in place at all times to effectively manage Cytonn’s risks to within acceptable risk appetite;
·         Ensure the effective management of risk through the prudent allocation of risk capital that is consistent with the approved measurement approach;
·         Effectively monitor significant operational risk exposures as well as material losses and escalate the same to senior management for information and/or action;
·         Develop robust key risk indicators to serve as early warning indicators of increased risk, with appropriate risk threshold levels to provide a sound platform for the effective monitoring of risk exposures;
·         Review all reports from internal/external audit, rating agencies and other assessing agents and ensure that identified risks are monitored and adequately managed;
·         Provide Business Continuity Management (BCM) oversight by monitoring to ensure that the Cytonn’s business continuity capability is compliant with applicable guidelines and to perform all such other BCM related tasks as may be assigned by the Risk and Compliance Manager;
·         Ensure that Cytonn’s Risk Management Framework (guidelines, policies and procedures) is effective, current, and complies with best practice.
·         Ensure the effective implementation of Cytonn’s risk tools (risk register, key risk indicators, risk and control self-assessments, etc.) through training, awareness and frequent monitoring;
·         Prepare timely, comprehensive and reliable risk reports to senior management and board on a monthly and quarterly basis;
·         Attend Cytonn meetings, both internal and external from time to time as may be requested by the Risk and Compliance Manager;
·         Undertaking all such other roles and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements

·         A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or other relevant quantitative business discipline from a recognized university with a minimum Upper second class honours
·         A minimum of B+ in KCSE
·         At least 3 years’ professional experience in risk management
·         Business product knowledge, including an understanding of Real Estate environment and processes to be able to determine their impact on risk and control
·         A professional qualification or certification in risk management is preferred
·         Applied knowledge of Operational Risk Management tools (e.g. Risk Register, RCSAs, KRIs, Escalation Matrix, Stress Testing, Scenario Analysis, etc.)
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and other risk management system skills
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills
·         Strong numeracy, analytical, strategy and research skills
·         Great planning, organizational and problem-solving skills
·         Ability to explain complex issues and present technical information clearly
·         Capacity to work independently and cope with pressure and responsibility
·         Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly
·         Strong control awareness
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through our recruitment portal.
Risk & Compliance Analyst
Cytonn Investments is an independent investment management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, local institutional investors and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region. We currently have over Kshs. 82 billion of investments and projects under mandate, mainly in real estate.
Directly reporting to the Risk and Compliance Associate, the analyst is responsible for developing and monitoring risk and compliance initiatives for Cytonn Investments group.

Responsibilities

·         Formulate and implement the Risk and Compliance framework and Policies;
·         Support the risk management process through periodic independent reviews of the risk management practices and procedures.
·         Effectively assess and measure all material risks in accordance with Cytonn’s adopted approaches;
·         Ensure the effective management of Cytonn’s material risks through adequate process controls and ensuring adherence thereto as well as implementing specific action plans to manage the risk causal factors;
·         Ensure that appropriate and/or adequate controls are in place at all times to effectively manage Cytonn’s risks to within acceptable risk appetite;
·         Ensure the effective management of risk through the prudent allocation of risk capital that is consistent with the approved measurement approach;
·         Develop robust key risk indicators to serve as early warning indicators of increased risk, with appropriate risk threshold levels to provide a sound platform for the effective monitoring of risk exposures;
·         Ensure that all breaches and overdue remedial actions are within Cytonn’s risk tolerance levels. Inculcate the right risk culture across the firm by ensuring appropriate accountability for risks at first line of defence level through training, awareness, escalation and reporting;
·         Support the Risk and Compliance Manager with the effective implementation of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Framework to be able to establish an effective risk-based system to identify, measure, monitor, control and report Cytonn-wide risks;
·         Conduct awareness programmes on enterprise risk management;
·         Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Requirements

·         A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or other relevant quantitative business discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of second class upper honours
·         A minimum of B+ in KCSE
·         At least 1 year professional experience in risk management
·         A professional qualification or certification in risk management is preferred
·         Membership to a relevant professional body will be an added advantage
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and other risk management system skills;
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills
·         Strong numeracy, analytical, strategy and research skills
·         Excellent planning, organizational and problem-solving skills
·         Ability to explain complex issues and present technical information clearly
·         Capacity to work independently and cope with pressure and responsibility
·         Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly
·         Strong control awareness
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through our recruitment portal.
Risk & Compliance Manager
Cytonn Investments is an independent investment management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, local institutional investors and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region. We currently have over Kshs. 82 billion of investments and projects under mandate, mainly in real estate.
Reporting to the Group’s Financial Controller and the Audit Risk and Compliance Board committee, the manager will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating risk management strategies for Cytonn Investments group.

Responsibilities

·         Develop the Enterprise Risk Management framework for the group
·         Guide integration of enterprise risk management with other organizational planning and management activities
·         Liaise with departmental heads in ensuring completion of quality departmental risk registers
·         Work with Audit, Risk and Compliance Board committee in ensuring the identification and prioritization of risks and reporting of the same
·         Develop a risk management system and train departmental risk champions on implementation
·         With regards to BCM perform annual BCP/DR risk analysis, planning, testing or live execution for the business
·         Analyse identified trends in the key risk indicators report
·         Establish and quantify the group’s risk appetite
·         Implement compliance obligations, including risk and control assessment and support incident management related to compliance failures;
·         Undertaking all such other roles and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

Requirements

·         A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or other relevant quantitative business discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of second class upper honours
·         Minimum of B+ in KCSE
·         MBA will be an added advantage
·         At least 6 years’ progressive experience in audit and risk management; 2 of which should be at management level
·         Certified member of a relevant professional body
·         Applied knowledge of Operational Risk Management tools (e.g. Risk Register, RCSAs, KRIs, Escalation Matrix, Stress Testing, Scenario Analysis, etc.)
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
·         Strong numeracy, analytical, strategy and research skills
·         Excellent planning, organizational and problem-solving skills
·         Thorough and accurate
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through our recruitment portal.

Application Security Internship
Cytonn Technologies (CT) is the Technology affiliate of Cytonn Investments, an alternative investments management firm with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and the D.C. Metro Area in the US. Cytonn Technologies is a respected technology solutions provider that offers innovative, differentiated and efficient technology products and support, web-based solutions and integrated business solutions.
The Application Security internship is an intensive program that is meant to indulge the skills of the interns in static code analysis, application infrastructure security, application risk assessment, application vulnerability assessment, etc. with a view of growing expertise in the aforementioned domains.
The position is a three-month program of which the best performing candidates are given an offer to join our Cyber Security team and be a part of our world class technology division which offers differentiated products to our clients to give them a competitive edge.

Responsibilities

·         Set up and monitor applications for intrusion detection and protect applications against common vulnerabilities
·         Secure application infrastructure (servers and databases) against intrusion, ensuring they’re regularly patched against known vulnerabilities
·         Manage vulnerability reporting in all applications and systems, including open source software that the applications run on
·         Perform static code analysis (SCA) on applications to identify vulnerabilities and report to software engineers for fixing
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements

·         Knowledge and/or experience with threat analysis and penetration testing methodologies and tooling
·         Previous experience in a development role, related to application development or DevOps
·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or specialized training/certification.
·         A grade of B+ and above in KCSE (or equivalent) with good grades in math and languages
·         Knowledge of at least one programming language, web application technologies and frameworks is an added advantage
·         Knowledge of security issues affecting Internet-facing applications
·         Knowledge of cloud infrastructure and UNIX/Linux environments
·         Good knowledge on cybersecurity and information security
·         Basic knowledge with browser security controls (CSP, XFO, HSTS), web application security topics such as OWASP
Learning Opportunities
·         The candidate will learn about information security risk assessment, application code analysis,penetration testing among other technical skills. Cytonn also provides learning opportunities in personal financial management, and our real estate investment products.
·         The candidates will be required to undertake a simulation exercise and successful applicants will proceed to the next level of this recruitment process.
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through our recruitment portal.
Legal Analyst
Cytonn Investments is an independent investment management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, local institutional investors and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region. We currently have over Kshs. 82 billion of investments and projects under mandate, mainly in real estate.
Cytonn Investments is an independent investment management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, local institutional investors and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region. We currently have over Kshs. 80 billion of investments and projects under mandate, mainly in real estate.

Responsibilities

·         Advising on all matters regarding the law; including the interpretation, impact and effect of the relevant laws and general conditions affecting various areas of the company’s operations;
·         Assisting in the co-ordination of legal due diligence, documentation and closing of transactions;
·         Developing Compliance checks on all facets of Law affecting the business;
·         Designing commercial and legal structures that lead to innovative investment solutions;
·         Executing the legal real estate strategy across the project life-cycle;including deal origination, conveyancing, project management and facilities management;
·         Negotiating, drafting and reviewing legal documents and contracts;
·         Liaising with external lawyers on conduct of court matters;
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements

·         A Second Class Upper Degree in Law (LL. B) from a recognized University;
·         An advocate of the High Court of Kenya with good standing;
·         Must have attained a B+ and above in O levels/ high school;
·         Knowledge, relevant practice and understanding of the investments, conveyancing practice and financial markets (including tax), and the respective Laws and regulations.
·         Creative, commercial legal thinking and appreciation of the business aspects in their application of the law;
·         Ability to pro-actively and creatively manage potential legal issues;
·         A team player willing to learn, adapt and work with minimum supervision;
·         Excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills;
·         High levels of energy and enthusiasm and ability to work long hours and under pressure;
·         High level of analytical and problem-solving skills;
Learning Opportunities
To include: Transaction and Deal Support; Contract drafting and Management; Legal Compliance; Corporate and administration; and Litigation.
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through our recruitment portal.

Front End Software Engineer
Cytonn Technologies (CT) is the Technology affiliate of Cytonn Investments, an alternative investments management firm with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and the D.C. Metro Area in the US. Cytonn Technologies is a respected technology solutions provider that offers innovative, differentiated and efficient technology products and support, web-based solutions and integrated business solutions.
We are looking for a Front-End Web Developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include translation of the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of the application. You will work with the UI/UX designer and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works.
The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in our share ownership plan.

Responsibilities

·         Working with Designers and Back End Engineers to ensure that applications are built with clean, beautiful and intuitive interfaces
·         Building web interfaces using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
·         Writing clean and tested front end code
·         Supporting technical decisions on front end development
·         Training and supervising junior developers and trainees, imparting skills and development discipline
·         Working with designers to ensure that web applications developed are intuitive and user friendly
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements

·         A grade of B+ and above in KCSE (or equivalent) with good grades in math and languages
·         Computer Science (or related) degree with a minimum of upper second-class honors
·         At least one-year coding experience with a focus on front end development
·         Advanced knowledge of JavaScript and experience with modern JavaScript frameworks. Knowledge and experience with VueJS is an added advantage
·         Solid understanding of ES2015 JavaScript standard
·         Advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS and CSS preprocessors (Sass)
·         Deep knowledge of web technologies (REST/HTTP and web sockets)
·         Good understanding of popular programming paradigms i.e. object orientation and functional programming
·         Appreciation of web interfaces and user experiences
·         Proficient understanding of version control systems (GIT)
·         Ability to work long hours to complete requirements
·         A passion for computing and software and engaging learning experiences, as well as desire to make a difference in a highly productive environment
·         Desire to use technology to develop innovative solutions that solve real world problems
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through our recruitment portal.


Software Engineering Internship
Cytonn Technologies (CT) is the Technology affiliate of Cytonn Investments, an alternative investments management firm with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and the D.C. Metro Area in the US. Cytonn Technologies is a respected technology solutions provider that offers innovative, differentiated and efficient technology products and support, web-based solutions and integrated business solutions.

Responsibilities

·         Developing web applications (both front end and back end), ensuring user requirements are met
·         Designing database systems for web applications, ensuring efficient data storage and consistency
·         Writing clean, reusable and testable code
·         Maintaining web applications, ensuring uptime and dependability
·         Working with designers to ensure that web applications developed are intuitive and user friendly
·         Providing technical support to users when required
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements

·         A grade of B+ and above in KCSE (or equivalent) with good grades in math and languages
·         Computer Science (or related) degree with a minimum of upper second-class honors. Candidates must have completed their degrees no more than one year ago. Candidates expecting to complete their degree work in the next few months are eligible as long as they will be available for the training
·         Solid foundational skills of computing and algorithms, background in object oriented principles is an added advantage
·         Basic foundational knowledge of web and Internet infrastructure, databases, networking and programming
·         Appreciation of web interfaces and user experiences
·         A passion for computing and software and engaging learning experiences, as well as desire to make a difference in a highly productive environment
·         Desire to use technology to develop innovative solutions that solve real world problems
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through our recruitment portal.


Independent Software Associate
Cytonn Technologies (CT) is the Technology affiliate of Cytonn Investments, an alternative investments management firm with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and the D.C. Metro Area in the US. Cytonn Technologies is a respected technology solutions provider that offers innovative, differentiated and efficient technology products and support, web-based solutions and integrated business solutions.
Cytonn Technologies invites software engineers who are passionate about technology and software development to join Cytonn as adjunct developers who will contribute to some of its projects working closely with Cytonn Software Engineers. This opportunity is open to developers who are passionate about software and can deliver quality code that will meet Cytonn standards.
With the realization that many great developers are not able to join Cytonn on a full time basis, this opportunity is flexible and enables one to work from anywhere. It is also open to students who want to gain industry experience while still in school. Once accepted into the program, developers will be given access to a special website on which Cytonn engineers will be posting code challenges or projects that associates will be able to bid for.

Responsibilities

·         Analyze business problems and develop algorithms
·         Build clean and well tested software adhering to Cytonn technologies standards
·         Package and deliver code for review by Cytonn engineers
·         Research on specific requirements and develop solutions for Cytonn
·         Provide documentation for any code developed for Cytonn

Requirements

·         Thorough knowledge of at least one web programming language preferably PHP with Laravel Framework
·         Thorough knowledge of JavaScript, knowledge of a JavaScript framework is an added advantage
Github portfolio with at least 3 projects or open source packages in PHP or JavaScript
·         At least 3 years development experience either as a freelance developer/consultant or a full time employee, with no less than 3 projects in your portfolio
·         Knowledge of modern web technologies, excellent coding practices and familiarity with test driven development
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through our recruitment portal.

Full Stack Software Engineer
Cytonn Technologies (CT) is the Technology affiliate of Cytonn Investments, an alternative investments management firm with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and the D.C. Metro Area in the US. Cytonn Technologies is a respected technology solutions provider that offers innovative, differentiated and efficient technology products and support, web-based solutions and integrated business solutions.
To manage our growing Technology needs, the firm is inviting applications from talented Software Engineers based in Washington DC to join its competitive team of engineers in Cytonn Technologies. This position is based in the United States. The candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in our share ownership plan.

Responsibilities

·         Developing web applications (both front end and back end), ensuring user requirements are met
·         Writing reusable, testable and clean code
·         Maintaining web applications, ensuring uptime and dependability
·         Optimize code for flexibility, re-use, scalability, performance, and availability
·         Create innovative solutions to complex challenges
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements

·         Thorough knowledge of PHP, Laravel, JavaScript, HTML and CSS
·         Experience with modern JavaScript UI frameworks such as Angular, React and VueJS
·         Minimum one-year experience developing in PHP
·         Solid foundational skills of computing and algorithms, background in object oriented principles is an added advantage
·         Basic foundational knowledge of Web/Internet infrastructure, databases and networking
·         Proficient understanding of version control systems (GIT)
·         A passion for computing and software and engaging learning experiences, as well as desire to make a difference in a highly productive environment
·         Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field is an added advantage
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply online through our recruitment portal.

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