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Banking Jobs in Kenya - Microfinance

SMEP Microfinance Bank Limited, a Christian based bank regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of:


Internal Auditors

Ref: IA/4/7/HRD/2015

The main purpose for the job is carrying out specific audit exercises on bank’s operations in an efficient, economical and effective manner. 

The job may involve lots of travel within the country and requires a flexible person.

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit the successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following: -
  •  Participate   and   contribute   in   the   risk   assessment   process   for   target   audit   areas   and documentation
  • Prepare and implement audit plans for specific audit assignments
  • Follow up and review of external auditors recommendations
  • Develop, and implement audit tests and programs aimed at achieving the desired objectives in areas auditable.
  • Prepare Audit reports
  • Carry out fraud Investigations and instituting recovery measures for confirmed frauds
  • Carry out the identified continuous monitoring reviews and report on the results at the agreed intervals.
  • Assist in follow up and disposal of cleared audit issues logged from previous audits
  • Reviewing the systems established to ensure compliance with the policies, plans, procedures, statutory requirements and regulations
  • Reviewing the means of safeguarding assets and, as appropriate, verify the existence of such assets
  • Reviewing operations or programs to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives and goals and whether the operations are being carried out as planned
  • Advising on effective cost control measures, revenue collection systems and fraud prevention measures
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned/directed by management from time to time
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Accountancy, Finance or Business Administration
  • CPA (K), ACCA or equivalent, Banking professional qualifications is an advantage
  • Three (3) years’ experience in internal audit or having been trained with a professional firm of accountants for at least two years
  • Applicants with experience in auditing banking and IT environments have a definite advantage but must have at least one year experience in auditing
  • Be aged between 25-35 years
  • Applicants must be committed Christians
Other Key Skills: Posses  a  high  level  of  accuracy  and  strong  attention  to  detail;  numerical skills; have ability to prepare audit reports, interpret business records on finance, merchandise, and equipment.  Including also excellent oral and written communication skills and ICT skills

Branch Managers 

Ref: BRM/3/7/HRD/2015

The main purpose for the job is to provide leadership and development of business at the branch into high level performance through proper supervision and maintenance of a healthy portfolio through ensure compliance with the lending policies and procedures in the bank.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure growth in volume of the Portfolio
  • Responsible for loan and accounts authorization
  • Chairing branch credit committee
  • Liaison with the stakeholders / relationship management
  • Management of  branch staff
  • Manage operational  branch costs to ensure that cost to income ratios is maintained to acceptable threshold levels
  • Ensuring adequate appraisal of loans and adherence to set policies and procedures
  • Mobilize deposits to exceed branch targets.
  • Oversee 100% compliance to the bank policy and procedures.
  • Champion customer acquisition and retention at the branch level.
  • Promote the bank’s corporate image at the branch level.
  • Ensure periodic reports are submitted to the regional manager
  • Understand and provide clear direction to the branch based on market intelligence and local area customer trends and competitor offering
  • Advising management of branch growth strategies and any other relevant decisions
  • Facilitate the formulation, implementation, review and ensure compliance to credit strategies,
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned/directed by management from time to time
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business management, Banking, Finance or Economics an MBA will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years working experience in a banking environment in a credit or financial institution, two of which must have been in a supervisory role
  • Computer  literacy  and  relevant  accounting  or  portfolio  management  package  proficiency especially T-24 Emerge
  • Aged 30-40 years
  • Applicants must be committed Christians
Other Key Skills: Posses demonstrable leadership skills and business management skills, excellent public relations and communication, good interpersonal skills, a team player and aggressive

Human Resources Officer - Learning & Development

Ref: HRLD/2/7/HRD/2015

The main purpose of the position is to provide leadership in learning initiatives, design training solutions, conduct Training Needs Analysis including monitoring of the Performance Management in the institution.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of HR & Admin, the successful candidate will be expected to handle the following: -
  • Responsible for the successful execution of the performance management system
  • Identifying training and development needs through analysis and performance appraisal programmes
  •   Designing and implementing training and development programmes based on both the organization’s and the individual's needs
  • Considering the costs of planned programmes and keeping within budgets
  • Developing effective induction and orientation programmes
  • Identify gaps, design and deliver solutions to address gaps in competencies and continuous updates of corporate framework
  • Evaluating training and development programmes
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned/directed by management from time to time
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management; business/management; psychology, sociology
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Should be registered with a HR professional body.
  • Three (3) years working experience in capacity building /competency development
  • Knowledge and basic experience in performance management systems is mandatory
  • Knowledge in management and Training of Trainers certificate is added advantage
  • Aged 30-40 years
  • Applicants must be committed Christians
Other Key Skills: Posses demonstrable leadership ability and good interpersonal skills, high integrity, good counseling, analytical and communication skills, assertiveness, independent and have ICT skills.

Human Resources Officer - Business Support

Ref: HRBS/1/7/HRD/2015

The main role for the position is to be in charge of coordinating key human resources operations & ensure that the day to day administration functions run effectively in accordance with the laid down company policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of HR & Admin the successful candidate will be expected to handle the following: -
  • Prepare main periodic reports
  • Ensure that accurate job descriptions are in place
  • Provide basic counseling to staff
  • Provide advice and assistance in developing human resource plans
  • Monitor and manage employee daily attendance.
  • Provide advice and recommendations on disciplinary actions.
  • Manage employee leaves ensuring they are taken as per schedule
  • Participating in policy development
  • Provide information and assistance to staff, supervisors and council on human resource and work related issues
  • Promoting equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organization
  • Supervisory of support staff
  • Managing employee data  (HRIMS) and advice on payroll management
  • Coordination with human resource service providers (insurance, medical, pension etc).
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the management/supervisor from time to time
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management; business/management; psychology, sociology
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Should be registered with a HR professional body
  • Three (3) years working experience in a busy environment as Human Resource generalist
  • Demonstrable people management skills, high integrity & ability to work confidentially with discretion
  • Be aged between 35-45 years
  • Applicants must be committed Christians
Other Key Skills: Posses a demonstrated maturity, patience; courteous and be a pleasant people person, excellent oral & written communication skills, a team player with managerial and interpersonal skills who can work under pressure including also ICT skills

How to Apply
 
Qualified and interested candidates who meet the above criteria should download the “Job Application Form” and send their filled applications to recruitment@smep.co.ke on or before 8th August, 2015. 


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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