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  • Posted: Mar 11, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 16, 2020
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    The genesis of Gulf African Bank (GAB) can be traced back to 2005, when a group of motivated Kenyans envisioned establishing an Islamic bank as an alternative to conventional banking in the country. By conducting business on the principles of Shari'ah, the bank would provide an ethical and fair mode of banking for all. Gulf African Bank is the first and l...
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    Manager, Compliance

    Reports To: Head of Risk & Compliance

    Job Purpose: 

    This role is responsible for the management of money laundering and terrorist financing risks, in particular, the role is designed to assess the potential threat to the Bank of money-laundering and terrorism financing activities and ensuring appropriate processes have been designed and implemented to manage and mitigate these risks.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Handle the management and execution of second line monitoring and assessment program for Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF).
    • Improve and maintain AML/CTF policies and procedures.
    • Ensure compliance with the AML/CFT regulatory framework put in place by local and international stakeholders.
    • Ensure up to date comprehensive Compliance matrix based all the relevant legislations/regulations to ensure that the Bank and its local subsidiaries comply with all the relevant legislations and regulations.
    • Support in the improvement of AML/ CFT tools to monitor, analyze, and report suspicious activity.
    • Handle file reviews of suspicious activity to ensure compliance with the policies and procedures put in place.
    • Identify and inform any changes to legislation and other regulatory requirements relating to AML/CTF.
    • Support in the design, development, and implementation of AML/CFT risk assessment framework.
    • Provide relevant compliance reporting to ensure the completion and proper analysis of suspicious activity reports that have been conducted.
    • Ensure detailed and prompt investigation of all AML/CTF incidents and cases.
    • Help with identifying any AML/CTF loopholes and coordinating projects to bridge those gaps.
    • Support in general compliance awareness and refresher training.
    • Involvement in projects as needed to ensure AML\CFT concerns have been addressed.
    • Provide subject matter expertise to business on matters relating to AML|CFT.
    • Conducting ongoing testing of the Bank compliance with the POCAMLA regulations.
    • File suspicious transaction reports with the Financial Reporting Centre (FRC).
    • Ensure that the anti-money laundering compliance programme is followed and enforced within the institution.
    • Maintain close co-operation and liaison with the Central Bank.
    • To respond to compliance questions and concerns of the staff and advice branches/units and assist in providing solutions to potential issues involving compliance and risk

    Required Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)


    • Degree in Law, Business, Finance or Compliance related disciplines
    • Masters of Business Administration or a related field will be an added advantage
    • Extensive regulatory knowledge (Local and international AML\CFT regulations, FATCA, etc.)
    • Professional Certification in AML/CFT e.g. Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) or any other Financial crime professional certification is mandatory.
    • CPA/ACCA


    Minimum 5 years’ working knowledge of the diverse financial products offered by financial institutions, at least three .in a Compliance/Risk function.

    Personal attributes

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to establish priorities, plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan
    • Strong negotiation skills;
    • Good understanding of relevant regulatory requirements, CBK Prudential and Risk Management guidelines
    • Ability to understand and interpret financial information and principles
    • Exceptional analytical and investigative skills

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    Personal Bankers

    Reports to:  Branch Manager

    Job Purpose:

    Reporting to the Branch Manager,

    The Personal Banker will have a holistic view of all accounts within his/her portfolio, using lead generation and account prioritization to cross sell Bank products and extract value from said portfolio whilst maintaining/ building customer relationship and account information.
    Key Responsibilities

    • To ensure growth of Branch Middle Retail portfolio (NFI, deposits and assets) through the acquisition of new to Bank customers through the Retail sales officers and lead generation.
    • To actively generate referrals to all business partners in the bank to help meet the comprehensive financial needs of entrepreneurs or borrowing entity. 
    • To ensure acquisition of customers to digital channels.
    • To effectively manage and expand the relationships with existing Retail banking clients and bringing in new business  from existing portfolio so as to ensure business growth and continuity.
    • To Grow Middle Retail customer portfolio size (Product per customer, Non-funded income, deposits and assets) by deepening existing customer relationships. 
    • To ensure a clear retention plan for overall portfolio deposits and loans for the segment, to execute this plan in conjunction with the Branch Manager. 
    • To monitor account planning for all clients that will assist in advising on potential financial solutions based on identified needs.
    • To advise customers of maturing fixed deposits for appropriate action and with the aim of retaining the deposits.
    • To assist in Resolving client queries in a timely and appropriate manner.
    • To assist in collaborating with product specialists, to deliver effective customer solutions.
    • To Ensure Fulfillment of minimum customer relationship touch points – e.g. 1 visit every quarter and 1 call and email a month depended on customer segment. 
    • To Prepare and submit all reports that may be required by the management summarizing individual and team loan activity.
    • To Ensure all customers are on-boarded on a digital platform i.e. GABPesa, Internet Banking.
    • To Ensure Product per Customer of 3 across the portfolio.
    • To have clear understanding of relationships, their life-cycles and the various product offerings that can be given to the customer.
    • To evaluate credit proposals and ensure the credit applications process on a timely basis within   the bank’s set turnaround times.
    • Obtaining account opening documentation from new customers 
    • Opening of accounts for customers in the system and ensuring minimum required information is captured and customer is provided with a CIF number.
    • Following up with customers in the portfolio for missing information
    • Maintaining/ Updating customer data  on parameters such as Business turnover/ directors details etc
    • Prudently manage asset book and ensure minimum portfolio at Risk.

    Qualifications, Experiences & Personal Attributes Qualifications  Bachelor’s degree in a Business related field

    • Experience in Banking and a good knowledge of bank products
    • 3 year experience in managing clients
    • Excellent interpersonal skill
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills

    Personal attributes

    • Deciding and Initiating Action
    • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
    • Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking
    • Persuading and Influencing
    • Planning and Organizing
    • Presenting and Communicating Information
    • Networking skills

    Method of Application

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