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National Bank Nairobi County, Kenya
Aug 17, 2017
Full time
Position Scope: The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of legal services to the business in contracting, legal opinion and research, Power of Attorney management, probate administration, legal awareness training as well as office administration for the Legal Services Department. He or She will ensure minimized legal risk in line with the Bank’s strategy. Key Responsibilities: Undertake comprehensive, timely and accurate review of, and where required develop/draft legal documents, including but not limited to contracts/agreements/Credit documentation/leases /licenses/templates/notices) prior to the execution by, or on behalf of the Bank. Handle litigation matters, for and against the Bank pertaining to debt recovery and operational matters by defending claims, arranging pre-trial meetings, attending Court sessions, and creditor’s meetings. Provide sound legal advice to the Bank (branches and divisions) in all operational matters, emerging laws and regulations touching on commercial transactions, contracts, HR, credit and trade financing, among other areas. Issue, coordinate, monitor and facilitate the carrying out of instructions to external lawyers on litigation matters both for and on behalf of the Bank to ensure that the time frames are observed as per statute /rules/ regulations. Conduct legal research and advise on emerging legislation with regards to the Banking industry. Facilitate debt recovery by issuing demands and notices to debtors and guarantors as well as responding to demands issued to the Bank. Conduct quarterly reviews of the Bank’s litigation matters in order to reduce litigation portfolio by closing cases where recovery chances are slim. Respond to customer complaints, customer demands and advice on how to fix any loopholes if any. Collect, compile and collate evidence in litigation matters for purposes of the Banks defense in suits filed against it or for purposes of filing suit. Generate reports to management on litigation matters, contracts and leases. Ensure cost reduction in litigation and commercial matters by vetting fees notes and adoption of efficient systems/options. Participate in meetings in conjunction with other departments for purposes of legal input and compliance e.g. disciplinary hearings and debt recovery negotiations. Skills & Experience: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B) At least Five (5) years’ working experience in a Law Firm or Financial Institution Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya CPS will be an added advantage Knowledge and skills in Banking Operations and credit operations Excellent knowledge of professional standards under the Advocates Act Knowledge and experience in handling litigation matters, court rules and procedures. Proficient in computer applications Negotiation /Arbitration and Dispute resolution skills Good interpersonal & communication skills
National Bank Nairobi County, Kenya
Aug 17, 2017
Full time
Position scope: The successful candidate will be responsible for issuing Debit and Prepaid Cards as per the budget allocation while ensuring that the card products are competitive, profitable and functioning in line with customer value proposition. He / she will be required to manage third party relationships e.g. vendors, Visa etc through tracking card products and processes. Key Responsibilities Develop new products, drive card acquisition and marketing plans in line with the card business strategy. Optimally drive growth in new card customer acquisition and usage. Define, plan & execute card product enhancements to promote issuance and usage. Engage key retailers and strategic partners to drive Debit and Prepaid sales as well as card utilization through their outlets. Oversee relationship management of high net worth card customers, institutions and third parties involved in offering the card product to the customer. Manage card product sales presentations and trainings within and without the bank. Develop and agree on key KPIs for each card product, measure result against KPI and develop action plans to address shortfalls. Manage projects on the roll out of new Debit and Prepaid card products. Skills & Experience Undergraduate degree from a recognized University. MBA will be an added advantage 5 years banking experience of which 2 must have been in a supervisory role. Minimum 3 years experience in specific industry expertise in payments, cards and/or card loyalty, both operationally and strategically Must have thorough knowledge of payments, the payments industry and related technologies  Demonstrate hands on experience on card product development. Strong background in product development and roll out, partner relations and change management. Excellent communication skills, interpersonal and team management skills. A good comprehension of the Card’s Regulations from a local and international standpoint. A thorough knowledge of Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Products, Retail Banking products and services, and extensive Banking Industry knowledge.
National Bank Nairobi County, Kenya
Aug 17, 2017
Full time
Position Scope: The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the Card Operations Unit by providing leadership, administration, governance, performance & productivity management. The role holder will manage the daily activities and any assigned projects related to the unit as well as implement card operations policies and procedures while recommending changes to increase efficiency. Key Responsibilities: Leadership and team management to ensure accurate and timely execution of all transactions including management of the card production process, card transactions clearing, Inter affiliate settlement such as VISA, Pesa Point, Post Bank and others that may be assigned, Dispute management and resolution to meet the unit’s objectives. Provide Leadership in Risk control for the unit by implementing and ensuring there is adequate controls framework e.g. maker, checker, Financial, process and access controls, compliance to various standards e.g. CBK Prudential guidelines. Ensure Tranzware card system Trial balance is duly reconciled and Reported in General ledger in the BFUB system Manage the end to end card production process which involves the delivery of the card to the customer within existing SLA Manage all disputed cases to ensure that they are investigated, tracked and resolved within acceptable time frame Manage communications related to the unit between internal, third party and external parties on issues raised within SLA to ensure seamless operation. Leads in the implementation of system changes to support new products, ensures system integrity and recommends changes to more efficiently and effectively support services offered. This is to be executed within the Project plan and budget for resource not limited to time and staffing. Daily submission of unit dashboards, books of accounts and reconciliation reports. Monthly submission of statutory reports to CBK, Finance Department, Quarterly reporting to VISA and Human resource on staff performance among others Provide support to stakeholders in regards to Assurance reports or submissions from the department e.g. Audit and Risk Units Ensure an up to date alignment with the regulations that may be affecting the unit from stakeholders such as Visa among others and communication of the same with the relevant internal stakeholders. Management of operating and capital expenses within the budget and preparation of reports for management review. Build constructive and effective relationships within the team to support a collaborative working environment. Training and coaching the team on various key task relating to the duties assigned Skills & Experience: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Information Technology related field Any Banking qualification / Business related professional qualification Professional Accounting qualification- ACCA or CPA At least five (5) years experience in Banking, two (2) of which should be in a supervisory role Two (2) years’ experience in card business or any other relevant experience Risk assessment and management Presentation, influencing and negotiating Communication Knowledge in six sigma or other processing leaning methodologies Visa Related Training and certifications Knowledge in Card Operations activities and related risk A good Knowledge of Banking laws and regulations Ability to drive change Analytical - highly analytical and ability to challenge status quo based on quantitative facts and impacts. Report writing - ability to develop reports & cost benefit analysis know how Managing relationships , Meeting customer needs and Stakeholder Management Personal organization , Decisiveness, Entrepreneurial mindset
PriceWaterhouseCoopers Nairobi County, Kenya
Aug 17, 2017
Full time
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Risk & Quality Executive in our Assurance Line of Service.  Roles & Responsibilities Working with the assurance staff and partners to deliver the overall Risk and Quality agenda in the practice:  •To document the assurance quality management system i.e. key controls , related policies and processes  •Prepare a risk and quality plan and an Audit Quality Risk assessment that incorporates actions aimed at compliance with the global Risk Management standards.  •Conduct internal compliance testing to ensure that engagement teams/practice have complied with various audit review elements  •Assess the impact of findings on the firms quality control system and determining the root causes to enable the firm to remediate  •Monitor the implementation of the annual Audit Quality Risk Assessment (AQRA) and annual Risk and Quality plans on a periodic basis.  •Prepare reports on a periodic basis on the Risk & Quality activities for the Assurance leadership showing results of monitoring activities including;  Results of compliance testing;  Implementation of the Audit Quality Risk Assessment and Risk & Quality plans;  Remediation plans  •Participate in the independent testing of quality control systems within the Africa Central region  •Provide day to day support to teams conducting the annual assessment of the quality and compliance of the Assurance practice.  Requirements The successful candidate will be required to have the following qualifications and demonstrable skills, competencies and experience:  •University degree in business management, or a related field from a recognized institution  •Experience of managing own workload with limited supervision and also working in a team environment to ensure deadlines are achieved  •Broad and pragmatic thinker, capable of quickly interpreting information and presenting arguments in a clear and reasoned way  •Thorough and accurate, capable of identifying the key issues without getting lost in the detail  •Significant experience in a similar role will be an added advantage  Additional Information The right candidate will possess the following credentials:  •Substantial experience in a related business environment preferably in an internal audit and compliance role  •Good working knowledge of IT systems  •High level of tact and diplomacy and the ability to use appropriate styles and methods of communication to ensure a professional yet personal engagement skills  •Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a discreet and professional manner  •Proven administrative experience and excellent organizational skills combined with the ability to develop improve and maintain administrative systems  •Ability to build effective working relationships with others – at all levels of the organization  •Ability to organize multiple tasks, prioritizing and delegating appropriately and saying “no” or finding alternative solutions when appropriate  •Understanding of importance of Risk Management and ability to conceptualize support to compliance office  •Proven ability to remain calm, focused and organized and to deliver results on time when under pressure and with rapidly changing circumstances  •Excellent written and spoken English  •A commitment to and understanding of the principles relating to the firm’s values and aims 
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