KCB Jobs in Kenya

KCB is looking for qualified individuals to fill the following key position:

Head of Securities and Documentation
Job Ref: CS 04/2015
Department: Legal
Location: Kenya
The Position: Reporting to the Company Secretary the job holder will be responsible for the management and custody of documentation and securities post-loan approval for KCB Group Facilities through provision of legal advice, management of external lawyers, perfection of securities, approval of disbursements and safe custody of securities.

Key Responsibilities:

·                     Lead and Direct Department Team
·                     Develop and execute the annual departmental plan and budget within approved limits
·                     Develop and maintain Business Continuity, Risk, Compliance Management & Regulatory Controls for Department
·                     Relationship Management of stakeholders of the Securities and Documentation Department: International Businesses, Retail Branch Network, Corporate Banking, Credit Division, Mortgage Division, External Lawyers
·                     Drive development of or the implementation of securities and documentation policies, standards, regulatory or industry determined procedures, staff work measures and service level agreements.
·                     Responsible for data integrity, turnaround time and accuracy efficiencies of the Department Operations.
·                     Oversight management of Letters of Offer, perfection and custody of all the Bank’s securities
·                     Provide legal advice to Stakeholders in respect of securities documentation
·                     Manage the approval of loan disbursements as per approved lending conditions
The Person:
·                     Bachelors Degree in Law from a university recognised by Commission for University Education
·                     Must be an Advocate of the High Court.
·                     LLM will be an added advantage
·                     8 Years Experience in similar role covering the following;
1.     4 Years Loan Documentation/Conveyancing
2.     4 Years Legal
3.     Experience in Banking Operations and Credit
·                     Familiarity with the financial industry and knowledge of regulatory guidelines.
·                     Good Leadership Skills
The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.  

Head of Assets and Liabilities Management
Job Ref: TREASURY 03/2015
Department: Treasury
Location: Kenya
The Position: Reporting to Director Treasury the role holder will be required to drive the Group ALM processes and generate Treasury revenue through strategic positioning of Assets and liabilities, ensure optimal pricing, effectively manage Liquidity, interest rate risks among other risks inherent to the Group balance sheet.

Key Responsibilities:
·                     Lead the ALM team performance, development and motivation for the team and ensure strategies are executed and monitored for optimal revenue
·                     Lead the execution of both strategic and tactical management responsibilities
·                     Drive the use of cash flow forecasting process for the group as part of liquidity management and carry out liquidity scenario analysis.
·                     Advice on funding diversification to ensure an optimal funding mix is achieved.
·                     Support subsidiaries’ ALM process and make visits to optimize group performance.
·                     Actively participate during group ALCO and make presentations on market trends, bank’s cash flow projections and other ALM issues for decision making
·                     Engage regulators on emerging issues and ensure the bank meets regulatory requirements.
·                     Actively engage businesses regarding lending pipelines and give input on both pricing and funding solutions.
·                     Drive the FTP process to ensure the bank adopts the best pricing for both assets and liabilities as per the overall bank strategy.
·                     Relay macro-economic shifts or trend changes to relevant parties promptly to drive the right decisions for both assets and liabilities.
·                     Supervision of Treasury accounting related activities including: Derivatives, Fx Swaps, Fcy Loans, Investments, Forex settlements and other activities encompassing all treasury activity.
·                     Managing foreign currency exposure risks of the bank.
The Person:
·                     A University degree from a recognized university in a Business related field.
·                     ACI Dealing Certification is required.
·                     An MBA or Master’s degree or relevant professional qualifications in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
·                     A minimum of 6 Years’ Experience in Assets and Liability Management including 4 Years covering Fixed Income
·                     Experience in Treasury Back Office will be an added advantage.
·                     Experience in General Banking
·                     Good understanding of dynamics of Financial Markets and local and regional regulatory environment.
The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates. 

Head of IT Architecture and Innovation
Job Ref: IT 10/2015
Department: IT
Location: Kenya
The Position: Reporting to the Chief Information Officer the Head of Architecture the job holder will act as a technology leader and subject matter expert. 

He/She will design, develop and implement IT Architecture projects and may lead either directly or by matrix a team of Enterprise and/or Solution Architects. 

The position is also responsible for defining business processes and business models to support each business unit, designing and assessing the maturity of the overarching enterprise infrastructure; reviewing technical design and application design specifications to assure integration with the enterprise model.

Identify gaps, overlaps and inconsistencies and opportunities to develop data models that support SVB’s business processes efficiently and effectively.

Leverage expertise across all KCB business and technology domains (including applications, information management/data, security, infrastructure, middleware, etc.) to define and document exemplary strategies and standards for IT and business technology strategies in combination with business owners and the IT Business Vertical Heads and business stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

Technology Architecture:
·                     Ensure alignment of Business Goals with an IT Enterprise Architectural Blueprint
·                     Define the on-going architecture governance process to ensure on-going alignment with the business strategy
·                     Work with platform architects and engineering leads across the organization to ensure the appropriate technology strategies for all platforms are defined fully and fit into the overarching framework of the enterprise architecture
·                     Define and document technology standards and the policies and the appropriate governance process to enforce them
·                     Analyze legacy IT systems and business processes in the context of industry leading practices and recommend initiatives to improve business capabilities through continuous improvements to the enterprise architecture – assist in developing and championing the necessary business cases to accomplish same
·                     Represent Enterprise Architecture in a formal consulting capacity to key technical projects by acting as a sounding board, advisor, and technical consultant to the appropriate Tech Leads.
·                     Review and approve interface designs
·                     Review and advise on solution alternative reviews and designs for these same key projects
·                     Drive and serve as custodians of EA roadmaps and the Governance process. Maintain IT Schematics.
·                     Work with Business Partners to review business drivers, needs, and strategies and understand implications to the application architecture
·                     Establish criteria and perform technology evaluations, including analysis and proof of concept along with supporting analysis and documentation
·                     Provide input to the development of project initiation documents including objectives, scope, approach, and deliverables, when needed
·                     Provide support and guidance to the development teams during the analysis, development, and testing processes
·                     Lead New Digital Businesses product innovation
·                     Evaluating product and technologies of the growing technology community
·                     Driving Bank-as-a-service platform as a key customer and contributor of business requirements
·                     Contributing to KCB-Group wide IT platforms as a key internal customer
The Person:

For the above position, the successful applicants should have the following minimum qualifications:
·                     A holder of a degree Computer Science/Information Technology/Electronic Engineering or Computing Mathematics from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education.
·                     TOGAF Certification
·                     ITIL Foundations Certification
·                     8+years of IT financial services work experience in a combination of Enterprise Architecture related IT fields including 5+ years of IT Delivery, technical project management or related experience
·                     Ability to facilitate and lead cross-functional teams to drive technical consensus and drive complex project plans with technical interdependencies
·                     Comfortable facilitating work sessions with technical engineers and senior managers.
·                     Able to lead discussions, capture results and produce related technical design documents and related deliverables
·                     Familiarity with the financial industry and knowledge of regulatory guidelines.
·                     Familiarity with COBIT framework
·                     Familiarity or certification with PRINCE2 process framework
The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.  

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke  

To be considered your application must be received by July 3, 2015.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.