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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 those looking to new horizons.

We are looking for dynamic, creative and self-oriented professional to fill the position of:

HR Relationship Manager

Job Summary:

The role holder is responsible for enhancing Business performance through appropriate advice, support and facilitation of robust, integrated people management strategies and processes.

He/she supports and manages the human resource relationship with a Division Head and/or a number of senior managers and the entire Bank as may be directed by the Director - Human Resources.

The role also supports the HRD Managers and Staff in other Human Resource Initiatives and it is the focal point of HR contact with the allocated Divisions.

Main Duties:
1.  Recruitment and placement
  • Partner with Manpower Planning to facilitate the implementation of challenging business plans/strategies through effective recruitment and deployment of staff in allocated Divisions with focus on staff optimization as well as review Manpower plans for allocated Divisions and ensure that they are refreshed as appropriate.
2.  Performance management – building a high performance culture
  • Ensure that targets for allocated Divisions are SMART through sampling at the beginning of the year.
  • Ensure quarterly reports reflect Business performance as well as facilitate end of year consistency checks.
  • Work with Managers to ensure equity and consistency in relation to employee growth and reward decisions.
3.  Learning and Development
  • Co-ordinate and at times administer the training and development projects and plans ( activities include training needs assessments and mitigations).
  • In liaison with the training school, ensure that Learning and Development is an effective performance and culture intervention tool.
4.  Staff engagement
  • Agree with Divisional Director annual engagement measures and intervention and follow through action plans with respective SBU heads.
5.  Champion capacity building programs for sustainable business:
  • To play an integral role in business transformation/change programs within HRD, allocated Divisions and the Bank at large.
6.  Employee Relations
  • Be the primary contact for employee relations issues that may arise within the allocated branches. Work closely with Employees and Managers to resolve such issues.
  • Advise the Managers and Employees on the Disciplinary issues and procedures and coordinate and facilitate the handling of employment litigation with the Employee Relations Manager.
  • Ensure smooth termination process for employee, resignations and negotiated terminations as per the instructions of the Director -HRD.
7.  Administration
  • Visit Branches/Departments and agree interventional Human Resource Management (half – yearly and as may be necessary).
  • In liaison with Divisional/departmental/Branch/Unit heads, ensure that regular meetings for cascade of information are held.
  • Review SBU/Branch meeting minutes for any Human Resource Related issues and resolve/cascade/escalate the same accordingly.
  • In liaison with Divisional/departmental/Branch/Unit heads, ensure that leave plans are in place and are adhered to.
8.  People and Culture
  • Champion the values of Co-op Bank culture in relationship encounters with staff and in relationship visits to the assigned departments.
Job specification:

The incumbent will be required to possess the following qualifications, attributes and skills:
  • Must have a Degree in Human resources or a social science
  • Masters degree in Human resources will be an added advantage
  • Must be a member of IHRM
  • Must have a minimum of five years working experience in a similar position.
  • Must be a computer literate
  • 35 years or below
  • Must be willing to visit branches country wide.
  • Excellent presentation, training and negotiation skills.
  • Good knowledge of employment law as it pertains to Employment Act and CBA laws and regulations.
  • Good presentation skills & excellent communications skills.

Investment Manager, Alternative Assets

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Head, Co-op Trust Investment Services Limited, the Investment Manager, Alternative Assets will be responsible for identifying, analyzing and if suitable recommending investment opportunities in the alternative assets space to clients.  

Main Duties:
  • Undertake in-depth fundamental research on alternative assets i.e. Private Equity, Unquoted stocks, properties and REITS.
  • Prepare regular reports on alternative assets for presentation at investment committee meetings.
  • Develop and update models used in valuing unquoted investments, property investments and REITS.
  • Maintain corporate action diary of unquoted companies and REITS.
  • Ensure client representation during company AGMs and vote either in self or through proxy- custodians.
  • Analyze macroeconomic environment and impact to alternative assets under various scenarios.
  • Implement investments in alternative assets as approved by the Investment committee and / or the Client taking into account Clients. Investment policy and regulatory restrictions.
  • Monitor investments in alternative assets and recommend timely interventions where the investments do not perform as anticipated.
  • Conduct briefings to portfolio managers to update on market conditions and views.
  • Maintain copies of RBA approvals to investment in alternative assets as appropriate.
  • Participate in preparing marketing proposals in particular investment and research methodology sections of the proposal.
  • Assist in development of new products
Job specification: 

The incumbent will be required to possess the following qualifications, attributes and skills:
  • A bachelor’s degree in any business related field
  • CFA Charter holder, or relevant postgraduate qualification.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in analysis and management of alternative assets.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Windows
  • Working knowledge of Investment Systems.
  • Good presentation and writing skills.
  • High integrity, innovative, self initiative, and passion to deliver excellent results.
Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to the address shown below by 22nd March 2013.

We are an equal opportunity employer.   

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: IM/HRD/1/2013.

The Director
Human Resources Division
Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited
P.O. Box 48231-00100

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