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Legal Manager

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 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.


Responsibilities

·         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.

Requirements

·         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.
Competences
·         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 jobs@co-opbank.co.ke indicating the job reference number LM/CS/2018 by 27th August, 2018.
Mortgage, Project Manager
Reporting to the Head – Projects & Infrastructure Finance, the successful candidate will work directly with clients to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget by reviewing and supporting processing of construction finance applications and maintenance of relationships with clients during project implementations in line with the bank’s business objectives.

Responsibilities

·         Review projects in property development suitable for financing bearing in mind the risks and return parameters set by the bank.
·         Monitor progress on project implementation, their financial and operational performance in collaboration with banks’ business and credit risk units.
·         Handle queries from prospective clients and carry out preliminary site visits with business development teams.
·         Provide guidance on re-packaging construction cases, review bank’s new applications for funding submitted from branch network and initiate disbursement memos for review by the BDM as per laid down procedures.
·         Benchmark competition and advice on new product offerings while maintaining a project comparable database to assist the business in project analysis.
·         Generate various management reports on performance of construction loan portfolio as well as maintain project files that relate to customer correspondence.
·         Review submitted project documentation (Titles, approved architectural drawings, structural drawings, NEMA approvals & Licenses) and conduct pre-appraisal reviews and share findings to business development manager and prospective clients.
·         Conduct initial technical analysis on projects i.e. scrutinizing Bill of quantities and approved plans to advance on adequacy of proposed costing in line with envisioned mode of project implementation.

·         Review offer letter terms and conditions, hold meeting s with clients and conduct periodical site visits to assess projects.

Requirements

·         Bachelor’s degree in Building Economics, Construction Management, Structural/Civil Engineering or any other relevant training in construction with at least five years working experience in project planning & management.
·         Proven knowledge in all mortgage finance products, projects and related business aspects is an added advantage.
·         Proactive, assertive and highly adaptable to change with strong analytical skills and customer centric mindset.
·         Personal organization and thoroughness coupled with the ability to work under minimum supervision with good Judgment skills.
·         Ability to analyze data, information and situations for effective work performance with excellent attention to details and quality output.
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 jobs@co-opbank.co.ke indicating the job reference number PM/CIB/2018 by 23rd August, 2018.
Risk & Compliance Supervisor
Reporting to the Head – Agency Banking, the role holder will be responsible for identification, measurement, mitigation and analyzing the various risk exposures that the Agency Banking faces in its business activities and work with the responsible Business and Support teams to formulate strategies on how to mitigate and minimize the risk exposures.

Responsibilities

·         Monitor key risk indicators and develop mitigations against each risk indicator.
·         Monitor agents & parent branches to ensure compliance with all operational procedures, limits & responsibilities in Agency Banking, including Agency banking selection & maintenance criteria.
·         Maintain continuous engagement with business units & Risk Control & support groups to carry out compliance risk monitoring, analysis & reporting on any new products introduced in Agent Banking.
·         Collect and collate data relating to agent breaches on compliance and make recommendations to Regional Managers and head of Agency Banking.
·         Prepare internal & external compliance status reports with regard to internal & external compliance issues on a monthly basis.
·         Update all Risk issues and occurrences on the Risk Universe and closure all cases forwarded to the department on Risk Universe.
·         Support the agency operations in monitoring CBK compliance and audit as well as pproviding accurate regulatory reports and monthly returns to CBK at the prescribed time.
·         Constant review of the systems to ensure key risks are identified and mitigations put in place.
·         Gather and consolidate market intelligence for improvement of existing product offering, processes and procedures and make recommendations for improvement.
·         Review, update and document agent banking processes and procedures to ensure all compliance areas are covered.
·         Ensure adherence to policies, processes, procedures as per documented operating standards (SOPs) including compliance with AML/KYC guidelines to mitigate frauds and operational losses.

Requirements

·         A Bachelor’s degree preferably in a business related field from a recognized University.
·         Possession of Anti-Money Laundering diploma or Professional certification with an organization, such as the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), will be a distinct advantage.
·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role or as a Compliance Officer with hands on experience in handling AML issues and suspicious transaction monitoring systems.
·         A Good understanding of relevant regulatory requirements, CBK Prudential and Risk Management guidelines with a sound knowledge of Bank processes and procedures.
·         Track record of good judgment, enabling the provision of sound advice in difficult areas of AML/CTF issues and the proactive management of legal, regulatory and reputational risks.
·         Knowledge of prevention of money laundering and financing terrorism (AML/CFT) laws and regulations.
Competences
·         Leads from the front
·         Delivers and owns results
·         Values and respects others
·         Drives innovation
·         Fosters Communication
·         Inspires trust and integrity Customer Centric
·         Develops self and team
How to Apply
If you fit the profile, then apply today! Please forward your application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to jobs@co-opbank.co.ke indicating the job reference number R&CS/RBB/2018 by Tuesday, 21st August, 2018.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

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