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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 a dynamic, creative and self-driven experienced professional who will be responsible for ensuring maximization of the Bank’s resources e.g. space, land, furniture, equipment and machinery and that all Bank contracts, leases, licenses, etc are adequate and up to date at all times.

Vacancy: Space and Contracts Manager
The Role

Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:
·                     Provide support to the Bank in efficient maintenance and service of bank assets to ensure that they are functional and in good condition at all times through administration of service agreements, contracts and leases.
·                     Review and develop a long-term space rationalization & allocation strategy
·                     Review contracts and service level agreements for cost management, efficiency and optimization as well as tender and negotiate service contracts on behalf of the bank
·                     Manage bank owned premises, monitor rent payments and ensure that tenants have leases
·                     Ensure processing of land rates and land rents for bank owned plots
·                     Identify, measure and acquire space as well as negotiate leases for the Bank property (both leased and owned)
·                     Co-ordinate the engagements between service providers and the Bank in administration of contracts and agreements in liaison with the Bank’s Legal Department.
·                     Participate in the development of an annual and half year recurrent budgets in respect to rentals and services as well as develop the Unit’s annual and half year work plan
·                     Site acquisition for new Branches/Departments and ATMs
Skills, Competencies and Experience

The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:
·                     A bachelor’s degree in Land Economics, Building Economics, Real Estate or Law
·                     At least 3 years experience in general property management
·                     Project management and client management skills
·                     Negotiation skills and Analytical skills
·                     Business awareness
·                     Contracts & SLA management
·                     Knowledge of the bank’s policies & procedures
·                     Good understanding of the contract law, land law and arbitration related to property management and contracts
·                     In-depth knowledge of property management, acquisition and registration
·                     Knowledge of the various professions in the construction industry
Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: SCM/03/HRD/2015

Vacancy: Database Administrator

The Role

Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:
·                     Monitor and manage the high availability components including RAC, Dataguard, RMAN, ASM for mission critical databases and Perform database tasks such as schema design, capacity planning, maintenance, trouble shooting, and change control activities.
·                     Develop manage and test back-up and recovery plans and ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning properly.
·                     Ensure optimal allocation and Management of Data Storage Systems including SAN, NAS, Tape Libraries, etc & ensure mitigation of risks for all database systems
·                     Take lead role inBCP and disaster recovery preparedness through periodic testing as scheduled and update of disaster recovery procedures and sharing the results with management.
·                     Ensure both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users and further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements.
·                     Install database management systems (RDBMS) using best practice; ensure compliance with RDBMS license agreements and maintain upgrades and critical patches.
·                     Create and maintain database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata) and maintain all technical documentation relating to database management.
·                     Attend to system failure and resolve/coordinate resolution of the problem, ensure 24/7 availability for support of the bank’s mission critical systems & continually monitor security events in the network, take corrective actions and generate reports for management.
·                     Establish and maintain business relationships with vendors, consultants and other outside entities providing services to the bank while monitoring the performance of SLAs to ensure that the database gets maximum value from the services.
·                     Establish user needs and monitor user access, security and control database access permissions and privileges.
Skills, Competencies and Experience

The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline.
·                     3 -5 years in database technology with experience deploying Oracle technologies (e.g., Database, RAC, ASM, OEM,OCM, , Data Guard,, Audit Vault, database vault, etc) in production environments
·                     Oracle RDBMS 11g OCP certification, experience & Thorough knowledge of MS SQL databases
·                     Thorough knowledge in SOA, Oracle Fusion Middleware technology including Oracle Form Services, Weblogic. Proficiency in SQL, SQL Plus, PLSQL & Strong knowledge in SAN, NAS storage systems
·                     Must have worked in a Large OLTP High Availability Database environment
·                     Proficiency in various operating systems like Unix, Linux, windows
·                     Networking skills especially in the area of the Oracle Clusterware and Storage administrator skills for ASM
Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: DBA/03/HRD/2015

Card & E-Channels Officer
The Role

Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:
·                     Ensure that all systems used by the Unit meet business needs as well as provide the required business reports at all times.
·                     Identify and fix technical problems associated with systems and system failures.
·                     Engage in software installation, upgrades, and system enhancements in collaborations with Vendors.
·                     Maintain the required system configuration and parameterization by ensuring that change control procedures are maintained.
·                     Ensure that policies, procedures and guidelines for information processing and outputs are well documented, details available and well understood as well as establish and maintain sound backup and recovery policies and procedures
·                     Evaluate and assess technical requirements for systems implementation (needing) or requiring enhancements.
·                     Housekeeping of client software installed in Card Centre i.e. deletion of unnecessary files, records etc.
·                     Implementing and maintaining database security measures as well as applications tuning and performance monitoring
·                     Comply with the regulations relating to transactions (e.g. Visa Rules and regulations)
·                     Review of passwords changes and safeguard of key passwords in the safe
Skills, Competencies and Experience

The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:
·                     A bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
·                     Higher diploma in Computer science.
·                     At least 5 years working experience with 2 years in an ICT environment.
·                     Hands on experience in Cards and E-Business systems especially with MasterCard issuing and acquiring environment. 
·                     Good communication skills, analytical and problem solving skills.
·                     Project management skills.
·                     Possess high level of integrity and commitment to work and be self-motivated
·                     Detailed technical knowledge in IT, Cards & Plastics, e-banking and understand current trends.
·                     General awareness of the bank’s operating procedures.
Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: CO/03/HRD/2015

Vacancy: Business Development Manager – Structured Trade & Commodity Finance

The Role

Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:
·                     Originate and structure business deals, through appropriate use of term sheets and by capturing end to end sequence of events and mitigating any inherent risks.
·                     Maintain product profiles and audit for products and transactions in order to have readily available database for Bank’s future use.
·                     Develop and maintain working relationships with local and international Collateral Management Agents with a view of optimizing value to the Bank.
·                     Identify business opportunities and threats then utilize them to position the Structured Trade & Commodity Financing (STCF) Business for the overall competitive advantage of the Bank, within the stipulated service level agreements.
·                     Liaise with other departmental teams in structuring commodity financing transactions, to ensure that customer needs are attended to in an efficient and timely manner while safeguarding against potential operational risks.
·                     Ensure that the Bank’s assets are protected within the stipulated Collateral Management Agents (CMA) agreements, to safeguard the Bank’s image by positively presenting it to the general public.
·                     Work towards achieving targets in line with the Bank’s products and services, while providing exceptional service to existing and potential clients in the Bank’s chosen Markets.
·                     Support other departments in the Bank by structuring innovative financial transactions to meet the customer’s requirements for Structured Trade & Commodity Financing.
Skills, Competencies and Experience

The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:
·                     Bachelor’s degree in a business related field.
·                     5 years experience in a credit and/or Trade Finance role.
·                     Working Knowledge on International Trade Finance tools
·                     ACIB/CPA/CPS /AKIB qualifications or a course in Trade Finance will be an added advantage.
·                     A good understanding of the Capital Markets; NSE; Central Bank rules and regulations with respect to the various instruments issued or traded through them.
·                     Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
·                     Strong marketing, negotiating and decision making skills.
·                     Ability to perform financial analytics.
·                     Should be thorough, keen to detail and be quality conscious.
·                     Ability to work well under pressure.
·                     Good communication and interpersonal skills.
·                     A good knowledge of the CBK’s prudential guidelines as pertains to lending.
·                     Intermediate credit skills as well as a good understanding of Corporate Banking.
Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: BDM-STCF/03/HRD/2015

Vacancy: Budgeting and Analytics Manager

The Role

The successful jobholder will be required to:
·                     Develop robust budgeting models that will support plans formulation from first principles and enable granular budget reviews
·                     Provide information on key assumptions, key performance indicators, benchmarks and drivers as a basis for preparing the annual budget, forecasts and other plans.
·                     Coordinate and manage the continued development of budgeting, financial forecasting and operating plan and varied modelling tools.
·                     Drive all forecasting updates, changes, submissions, commentary, analysis and reporting.
·                     Support actual performance verses budget analysis within the monthly and periodic reviews.
·                     Build / develop target metric scorecards, dashboards and other means of data analytics both at corporate level and lower units’ levels with an eye towards institutionalizing them
·                     Liaise with finance business partners for business data analytics and insights as well as collaborative budgeting process
·                     Provide expert and professional assistance and support to the Bank’s leadership/management and staff on budget and other related matters.
·                     Research, analyze, evaluate and develop findings and make recommendations involving complex budget and financial management issues.
·                     Evaluate and formulate recommendations for enhancing the budget development process and budget documents.
·                     Responsible for consolidated Budget for the group and preparation of quarterly forecasts and variance analysis
Skills, Competencies and Experience

The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills, attributes and competencies:
·                     A Degree in Finance or Commerce / MBA preferred.
·                     Professional accounting qualification such as CPA(K) or its equivalent.
·                     Proven advanced financial modelling skills and ability to apply complex financial analytics.
·                     Experience in planning and budgeting with clear demonstration of strong analytical ability.
·                     Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
·                     Strategic perspective with an ability to analyze complex issues, develop appropriate action plans and delivers the results
·                     Ability to perform ad-hoc analysis, glean and form business insights under aggressive timelines
·                     Ability to synthesize/analyze diverse information, develop and recommend strategies
·                     Demonstrated ability to manage complexity and multiple initiatives
·                     Ability to think creatively, highly – driven and self motivated.
·                     3 years related experience in a banking setup or experience in budgeting and analytics in a consulting capacity will be critical.
Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: BAM/03/HRD/2015

How to Apply:

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 or send to by close of business 6th April 2015

We are an equal opportunity employer. 

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

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

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