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Risk & Compliance Analyst

Job Category: Cytonn Risk
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: March 28th, 2018
Cytonn Investments is an independent investments management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.
Our investments are in real estate and private equity. Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion (USD 820 mn) of projects under mandate across ten projects. In private equity, we invest in banking, insurance, education, hospitality and technology.
Our financial services investments in Sub-Saharan Africa are made through our Cytonn Financial Services Fund (CFSF) through which we are the 6th largest shareholder in NIC Bank in Kenya. Investments in education and hospitality are made through Cytonn Education Services and Cytonn Hospitality, respectively.
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 a quantitative business discipline (Finance, Economics etc) or engineering 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 through our recruitment portal.

Risk & Compliance Associate
Job Category: Cytonn Risk
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: March 28th, 2018
Cytonn Investments is an independent investments management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.
Our investments are in real estate and private equity. Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion (USD 820 mn) of projects under mandate across ten projects. In private equity, we invest in banking, insurance, education, hospitality and technology. Our financial services investments in Sub Saharan Africa are made through our Cytonn Financial Services Fund (CFSF) through which we are the 6th largest shareholder in NIC Bank in Kenya. Investments in education and hospitality are made through Cytonn Education Services and Cytonn Hospitality, respectively.
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 a quantitative business discipline (Finance, Economics etc) or engineering from a recognized university with a minimum of second class upper division
·         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 through our recruitment portal.

Stores & Warehouse Associate
Job Category: Procurement
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: March 30th, 2018
Cytonn Investments is an independent investments management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.
Our investments are in real estate and private equity. Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion (USD 820 mn) of projects under mandate across ten projects. In private equity, we invest in banking, insurance, education, hospitality and technology. Our financial services investments in Sub Saharan Africa are made through our Cytonn Financial Services Fund (CFSF) through which we are the 6th largest shareholder in NIC Bank in Kenya. Investments in education and hospitality are made through Cytonn Education Services and Cytonn Hospitality, respectively.
We are looking for a dynamic, talented and highly motivated person to fill the position of Stores & Warehouse Associate -Zurit. The successful candidate will be responsible for various warehouse functions including the receiving, storing, handling, shipping and preparing of product for customer delivery while maintaining the warehouse in a safe and orderly manner.  This position will report to the Stores, Warehousing & Logistics Manager.

Responsibilities

·         Ensuring store operational requirements are met by scheduling and assigning employees and following up on work results.
·         Organizing all inventory per established warehouse layout.
·         Optimizing on store staff productivity, recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
·         Maintaining store staff job results by coaching, counselling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results
·         In conjunction with Finance team, developing and tracking financial objectives by preparing annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analysing variances and initiating corrective actions
·         Identifying current and future customer requirements.
·         Being a store customer service champion and ensuring all customer issues are sorted out promptly as per company service delivery promise.
·         Being responsible of store sales targets, expenditures and profitability
·         Managing inventory, facilitate stock take and variance analysis.
·         Securing merchandise and other store assets by implementing security systems and measures.
·         Protecting employees and customers by providing a safe and clean store environment.
·         Maintaining the stability and reputation of the store by complying with legal requirements.
·         Driving marketing strategy changes by reviewing operating and financial statements and departmental sales records.
·         Maintaining operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures within the store
·         Ensuring that the strategies and operational objectives and other forms of communication from the management are well articulated and understood by all staff within the store.
·         Any other duties as may be prescribed from time to time

Requirements

·         Bachelor’s degree, minimum of Second Class Upper Division. A Degree in Supply Chain Management is an added advantage;Minimum of five years’ industry experience required either in the corporate environment, retail or real estate sectors
·         Minimum of B+ in KCSE or its equivalent
·         Computer skills – SAP & Microsoft Office is an added advantage
·         Knowledge of purchasing /procurement practices and procedures will be an added advantage
·         Ability to cope under pressure and work within a fast pace environment
·         Should demonstrate ability to cultivate and manage productive relationships with team members, customers, other staff, and the community
·         Ability to work independently, problem solve, and be persistent;
·         Knowledge of purchasing /procurement practices and procedures will be an added advantage.
·         Must demonstrate strong skills in organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development, and strategic planning;
How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, apply through our recruitment portal.

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