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Position Title: Manager, Trade Operations
Job Ref No.HR/010/18
Available Positions: One (1)
Division: Operations
Reporting to: Head- Cash and Corporate Operations
Position Scope:The Job holder will be responsible for providing leadership, management and governance for the Trade Operations department.
He/ she will offer support to Corporate and Institutional Banking and Retail Banking Divisions of the Bank with regard to Trade Operations.
Key Responsibilities:
·         Manage the Trade operations department and provide leadership support for the day to day activities for the team. He / she will ensure accurate and timely execution of all transactions throughout their transaction’s life cycle.
·         Manage the settlement process and related risks, transaction processing over appropriate systems, related accounting entries processing, reporting and communication to third parties.
·         Manage reconciliation activities for all products and services offered under Trade Finance Operations in the Bank considering their SLAs.
·         Lead and develop the trade operations team to ensure efficient operations in strict compliance with the various local and international laws, market set standards and Bank’s risk standards while ensuring continuous improvements on resource management.
·         Effective risk management to protect the Clients’ and Bank’s interests during the day to day operations.
·         Provide guidance for periodic self-assessment checks on key controls in the department to assess the proper functioning and adequacy of controls.
·         Provide management of Business Continuity Plans / Disaster Recovery Plans’ process and documentations recommended by the CBK Prudential guidelines, Bank’s policies and best practice.
·         Monitor stability of system- issues within the department and coordinate for closure of issues raised.
·         Ensure SLA adherence, monitoring & breaches reporting are being upheld in line with the set controls.
·         Oversee Claims investigations and management and any incurred bills processing to vendors for Trade related transactions.
·         Comply with all Bank’s set policies, procedures & guidelines as well as other regulations and standards and report all suspicious activities.
·         Liaise with the Manager – Operational Risk in developing and updating of procedures, controls and monitoring plans for Operational Risk management
·         Management of complaints and communication of action plans to relevant stakeholders
Skills & Experience:
·         A degree in a Business/technical related field from a recognised university
·         Professional qualifications in CPA, ACCA and or Trade Finance
·         Experience in Trade Operations
·         Banking & Finance certification will be an added advantage
·         Eight (8) years working experience in Bank operations, three of which must be at supervisory level within a busy Trade Finance Operations environment.
·         Knowledge of International Business practices and understanding of the rules that govern International Trade ( ICC rules)
·         Understanding of Operational Risk Management
·         Leadership and Management skills
·         Independent and Self-motivated individual
·         Excellent presentation skills
·         Operational Excellence
·         Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
·         Knowledge of the bank’s products, services and policies
·         Excellent Customer Experience skills
·         Analytical thinking, Decisive and keen to details


Position Title: Regional Branch Business Manager – Eastern Region
Job Ref No. HR/015/18
Division: Retail Banking
Reporting to: Director Retail Banking
Position Scope: The successful candidate will be responsible for championing the transformation of branches and providing powerful strategic regional branch leadership, deliver exceptional business growth through optimization of existing branch business channels and development of new business opportunities for all bank products to include; Personal Banking, SEBs, Business Banking, Institutional banking, Commercial Banking and Corporate, Islamic banking, Premium Banking, Diaspora segments and Banca Assurance.
Key responsibilities
·         Formulate and drive business strategies for the region.
·         Assume ownership on branch strategic initiatives and plans that will be aligned to NBK Bank products and that will focus on increasing effectiveness in the controls and customer service.
·         Contribute to and take a practical role in the strategic direction of Regional Branch Business ensuring that the Bank’s objectives as relates to the Region in particular and Retail Banking in general are met.
·         Develop initiatives aimed at cost minimization within the branches and that are geared towards increasing customer convenience and service standards.
·         Ensure new revenue generation through opening up the markets for business opportunities for all NBK products and services.
·         Channel performance reviews and branch business performance analysis reports to the respective business heads.
·         Take leadership in driving new product introductions and commercialization in the region.
·         Responsible for identification, effective set up and commercialization of new branch channels
·         Forecast, plan, implement and monitor all regional sales, cost and expenditure activities within set budget and proactively and promptly device remedial actions to minimize the variances between the budget and actual performance.
·         Co-ordinate all regional activities, CSR and other bank wide programs.
·         Ensure that all processes for product and transactions management, incident management, problem management, change management, customer service management and operational risk management are drawn up ,updated in a timely manner and adhered to
·         Monitor branch TAT observance and customer service standards to achieve operational efficiencies
·         Ensure credit risk management for different branch portfolios is maintained and NPA book is maintained at acceptable levels
·         Coach & mentor the team while adopting best practices in people and performance management in line with laid down HR policies and procedures, with the aim of developing a high performing team.

·         Establish a management and communications structure with respective branches in the area / region to manage transformation, operational actions and execute all branch business deliverables
·         Ensure superior customer offering in the region
·         Ensure optimum utilisation of Bank’s resources in the region.
·         Effective management of risks in the region as per the laid down guidelines and procedures
Skills & Experience:
·         Bachelor’s degree in a business related field
·         Master degree in a business related field will be preferred
·         Ten (10) Years experience in Banking of which five (5) years should be at Branch Management level or a senior Corporate relationship management level
·         Demonstrated experience at management level on product development
·         Sound knowledge of Banking laws & regulations
·         Proficient in computer applications
·         Strategic thinker with good commercial acumen and ability to identify economic opportunities in changing environment and capitalize on them.
·         Conversant with current trends in consumer banking with a strong commercial orientation
·         Excellent leadership, interpersonal & team management skills.
·         Project Management skills
·         Excellent analytical & report writing skills
·         Customer focused – striking a solid balance between external and internal customer orientation
·         Business Acumen
·         Ability to drive the Brand image in the region
·         Oversee customer service within the region


Position Title: Talent Resourcing Manager
Job Ref No.HR/018/18
Division: Human Resources
Reporting to: Head, Talent Management, Resourcing, Learning & Development
Position Scope: The job holder will be responsible for the development and execution of the recruitment plan and management of the recruitment process in line with the talent blue print for the Bank.
He/she will oversee the execution of the recruitment plans in terms of sourcing, screening, interviewing, selection & on boarding of the right talent that matches the dynamic business needs while ensuring optimal staffing levels as per the various Divisions’ annual workforce plans.
Key Responsibilities
Talent Planning
·         To draw up a recruitment plan and source for talent as per the workforce plans for the various Divisions
·         To work closely with Head of Talent & HRBPs in building internal & external high calibre talent pipelines that matches the current and future business needs
·         Responsible for designing, developing and maintaining the standard recruitment process in the Bank in accordance to the Human Resources policies, strategies and emerging trends in talent acquisition
Talent Sourcing
·         Define, continuously improve and deploy appropriate recruitment Procedures, channels and selection criteria for various roles in the Bank
·         Adoption and responsible use of the digital strategy for recruitment i.e. LinkedIn, Twitter, Job boards, blogs etc
Screening & Interviews
·         To develop and deploy best in class pre hire assessments techniques to support recruitment i.e. Psychometric, behavioural assessments and assessment centres among others
·         To conduct background checks to attest to the character and integrity of the new hires i.e. academic, employment history etc by contacting referees and or through engaging third party vendors to conduct background checks.
·         Participate in panel interviews in the Bank
Recruitment SLAs, Compliance and Reporting
·         Management of internal and external stakeholders to ensure seamless and efficient recruitments as per agreed SLAs
·         Provide regular reports and data analysis relating to recruitment with a view to help in management decision making.
·         Ensure compliance with both internal and external regulatory requirements in the normal course of duty
·         Define and implement an assessment framework within recruitment to check controls and compliance of legislation, internal Bank policies and other regulatory requirements within recruitment.
Capacity Development
·         Support in designing and implementation of Competency based interviews framework and toolkits to support recruitment process
·         Participate in providing first line advisory on interviewing techniques to HR Managers and Recruiting Managers
Staff On boarding
·         To oversee smooth on boarding in terms of induction, pre employment paper work preparations and build complete employee file as per the checklist, access cards, medical cards, employee workstation etc
Employer Brand
·         Participate in job fairs and career events and actively engaging in strategic partnerships for the organization so as to tap talent pools for future prospective job openings and enhance employer brand
Qualifications, Experience, Skills& Personal Attributes:
·         A University Degree from an accredited University
·         Higher National Diploma in HR or relevant Certification from IHRM
·         A master’s degree in a business related field will be an added advantage
·         Certification in using Psychometric assessments e.g. SHL, PDA etc
·         Experience with Recruitment systems and HR databases
·         Knowledge of the Kenya labor legislation
·         Proven experience with candidate selection, interviewing, screening skills
·         Familiarity with social media and other professional networks
·         Business Acumen, Consultative and Decisive, Critical Evaluation
·         Leadership and management skills
·         Relationship Management
·         Excellent negotiation skills , Excellent verbal and written communication
·         Analytical skills , Training Skills,
·         Social Media Knowledge
How to Apply:
If you believe you meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, current gross salary, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to: Recruitment@nationalbank.co.ke by 1 st March 2018
Applications received after the set deadline will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next stage/s of the process.
National Bank of Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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