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  • Posted: Apr 8, 2024
    Deadline: May 8, 2024
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    Equity Bank Limited (The "Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 - 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance a...
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    Project Manager

    Job Purpose

    You will Lead and manage large-scale, high-impact projects across diverse banking domains, including (e.g., technology integrations, regulatory compliance initiatives, product launches).

    In this role, you will be responsible for gathering resources, generating schedules, establishing teams to fulfil initiatives; you will interface with project members, vendors, managers, executives, and stakeholders to manage risk and ensure projects are completed on time and under budget.

    Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities

    Planning

    • Lead planning and management of small to large cross-domain initiatives and activities, including conducting analyses, developing the project and change management plans, and driving execution.
    • Develop and implement comprehensive project plans, schedules, and budgets, ensuring alignment with strategic goals.
    • Oversee requirements management processes including requirements elicitation, analysis, validation, and ongoing scope management.
    • Owns project planning, work breakdown structure (WBS) / Scheduling, financial management, and quality and performance management.

    Budget and Cost Utilization

    • Manage costs during the project life cycle.
    • Report costs positions periodically.

    Reporting & Tracking

    • Ensure adequate and constant communications management and reporting, utilizing multiple channels including daily standups, regularly scheduled steerco meetings as well as standard reports to include ongoing updates, monthly progress reports etc. 
    • Minutes documentation.

    Implementation

    • Develop, produce, and deliver executive presentations, program updates, and set and articulate goals and timelines to executive leadership.
    • Drive implementing the full software development life cycle (SDLC).
    • Monitor and track key project metrics, reporting progress, addressing deviations, and recommending corrective actions.

    Communication

    • Coordinate with other project teams and stakeholders to gather project status, performance and communicate policy where required.
    • Provide clear and concise communication to stakeholders at all levels, keeping them informed and engaged throughout the project lifecycle.
    • Manage vendor relationships, ensuring adherence to agreements and service delivery expectations.

    Risk Management

    • Work with the risk leadership, individual project managers, 3rd party vendors, cybersecurity staff, and other external stakeholders to identify, assess, and mitigate risks. 
    • Maintain and update Risk Register.

    Project Closure

    • Work with business teams to hand over projects delivered.

    Qualifications

    • Demonstrated successful mastery of major components of the Project Lifecycle Development in the context of major systems implementations.
    • Demonstrated mastery on project scheduling on MS Project or an equivalent project Management Tool like Smartsheet.
    • Ability to organize and direct quality time-bound work efforts in a matrixed environment.
    • Experience with financial services systems preferred.
    • Demonstrated high level of analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Outstanding client relationship management skills.
    • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
    • Must have experience managing large scale projects and budgets exceeding $0.5M+.
    • Ability to translate technical concepts into non-technical terms.
    • Comfortable working with executive management.
    • Demonstrated ability to drive crucial conversations across stakeholders of varying seniority.
    • Ability to manage multiple medium to complex business & projects.

    Required experience

    • 5+ years of professional experience
    • 3+ years of professional project management experience on projects
    • 1+ years of experience in running projects in an agile environment
    • PMP certification preferred.
    • Must demonstrate an understanding of financial services
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience is required.

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    Program Manager

    Job Purpose

    The role of the Program Manager is responsible for the strategic planning and effective management of the program's output/product and ensure proper governance and successful delivery. S/he will supervise and organise activities and ensure that the project goals align with the company's objectives. S/he will optimize the program, balance capacity against demand, and connect plans and resources for project execution.

    In this role, s/he will be responsible for gathering resources, generating schedules, establishing teams to fulfil initiatives; you will interface with project members, vendors, managers, executives, and stakeholders to manage risk and ensure projects are completed on time and under budget.

    Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities

    • Leads planning and management of small to large cross-domain initiatives and activities, including conducting analyses, developing the project and change management plans, and driving execution.
    • Oversee requirements management processes including requirements elicitation, analysis, validation, and ongoing scope management.
    • Owns project planning, work breakdown structure (WBS) / Scheduling, financial management, and quality and performance management. 
    • Identify key requirements for cross-functional teams and external vendors.
    • Work closely with project sponsor, cross-functional teams, and assigned project managers to develop the scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for new initiatives.

    Budget and costing

    • Oversee the Budget utilization at Program level. 
    • Develop and manage budget for projects and programs. 
    • Be accountable for delivering against established business goals/objective.

    Reporting & Tracking

    Ensure adequate and constant communications management and reporting, utilizing multiple channels including daily standups, regularly scheduled steerco meetings as well as standard reports to include ongoing updates, monthly progress reports.

    Implementation

    • Develop, produce and deliver executive presentations, program updates, and set and articulate goals and timelines to executive leadership. · Drive implementing the full software development life cycle (SDLC).
    • Oversee multiple project teams, ensuring program goals are reached.
    • Manage program and project teams for optimal return on investment, and coordinate and delegate cross-project initiatives.

    Communication

    • Coordinate with other project teams and stakeholders to gather project status, performance and communicate policy where required.

    Risk Management

    • Work with the risk leadership, individual project managers, 3rd party vendors, cybersecurity staff, and other external stakeholders to identify, assess, and mitigate risks.
    • Maintain and update risk Register.
    • Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce program reports for managers and stakeholders.

    Project Closure

    • Review overall project governance and project closure.
    • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.

    Qualifications

    Required Skills/Experience

    • Demonstrated successful mastery of major components of the Project Lifecycle Development in the context of major systems implementations. 
    • Demonstrated mastery on project scheduling on MS Project or an equivalent project Management Tool like Smartsheet. 
    • Ability to organize and direct quality time-bound work efforts in a matrixed environment.
    • Experience with financial services systems preferred.
    • Demonstrated high level of analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Outstanding client relationship management skills.
    • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
    • Must have experience managing large scale projects and budgets exceeding $1M+. 
    • Ability to translate technical concepts into non-technical terms.
    • Comfortable working with executive management. 
    • Demonstrated ability to drive crucial conversations across stakeholders of varying seniority.
    • Ability to manage multiple medium to complex business & projects.
    • 8+ years of professional experience.
    • 7+ years of professional project management experience on projects.
    • 3+ years of experience in running projects in an agile environment.
    • PMP certification preferred.
    • Must demonstrate an understanding of financial services. 
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience is required.

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    Senior Project Manager

    Job Purpose

    You will Lead and manage large-scale, high-impact projects across diverse banking domains, including (e.g., technology integrations, regulatory compliance initiatives, product launches).

    In this role, you will be responsible for gathering resources, generating schedules, establishing teams to fulfil initiatives; you will interface with project members, vendors, managers, executives, and stakeholders to manage risk and ensure projects are completed on time and under budget.

    Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities

    Planning

    • Lead planning and management of small to large cross-domain initiatives and activities, including conducting analyses, developing the project and change management plans, and driving execution.
    • Develop and implement comprehensive project plans, schedules, and budgets, ensuring alignment with strategic goals.
    • Oversee requirements management processes including requirements elicitation, analysis, validation, and ongoing scope management.
    • Owns project planning, work breakdown structure (WBS) / Scheduling, financial management, and quality and performance management.

    Budget and Cost Utilization

    • Manage costs during the project life cycle.
    • Report costs positions periodically.

    Reporting & Tracking

    • Ensure adequate and constant communications management and reporting, utilizing multiple channels including daily standups, regularly scheduled steerco meetings as well as standard reports to include ongoing updates, monthly progress reports etc.
    • Minutes documentation.

    Implementation

    • Develop, produce, and deliver executive presentations, program updates, and set and articulate goals and timelines to executive leadership.
    • Drive implementing the full software development life cycle (SDLC).
    • Monitor and track key project metrics, reporting progress, addressing deviations, and recommending corrective actions.

    Communication

    • Coordinate with other project teams and stakeholders to gather project status, performance and communicate policy where required.
    • Provide clear and concise communication to stakeholders at all levels, keeping them informed and engaged throughout the project lifecycle.
    • Manage vendor relationships, ensuring adherence to agreements and service delivery expectations.

    Risk Management

    • Work with the risk leadership, individual project managers, 3rd party vendors, cybersecurity staff, and other external stakeholders to identify, assess, and mitigate risks. 
    • Maintain and update Risk Register.

    Project Closure

    • Work with business teams to hand over projects delivered.

    Qualifications

    • Demonstrated successful mastery of major components of the Project Lifecycle Development in the context of major systems implementations. 
    • Demonstrated mastery on project scheduling on MS Project or an equivalent project Management Tool like Smartsheet. 
    • Ability to organize and direct quality time-bound work efforts in a matrixed environment.
    • Experience with financial services systems preferred. · Demonstrated high level of analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Outstanding client relationship management skills.
    • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
    • Must have experience managing large scale projects and budgets exceeding $1M+.
    • Ability to translate technical concepts into non-technical terms.
    • Comfortable working with executive management.
    • Demonstrated ability to drive crucial conversations across stakeholders of varying seniority.
    • Ability to manage multiple medium to complex business & projects.

    Required experience

    • 7+ years of professional experience 
    • 5+ years of professional project management experience on projects
    • 3+ years of experience in running projects in an agile environment
    • PMP certification preferred
    • Must demonstrate an understanding of financial services
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience is required

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    Group Director, Enterprise Project Management

    Role Purpose

    We are looking for a suitably qualified and strategic Director to lead and elevate the effectiveness of our Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO).  In this critical role, you will be responsible for developing and implementing a best-in-class project management strategic framework, optimizing project delivery across the bank, and ensuring alignment with strategic business goals.

    Job Responsibilities

    •  Lead the development and execution of a comprehensive EPMO strategy, aligning project management practices with the bank's overall business objectives.
    • Oversee all aspects of the EPMO function, including project portfolio management, methodology development, resource allocation, and risk management.
    • Champion a culture of project excellence by implementing robust project management methodologies and best practices (e.g., Agile, Waterfall, PMI).
    •  Establish and maintain a centralized project management repository for processes, templates, and best practices.
    •   Develop and deliver training programs to enhance project management skills across the bank.
    • Lead the EPMO team in providing guidance, support, and oversight to project managers throughout the project lifecycle (initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, closure).
    •  Implement a project portfolio management framework to prioritize, select, and manage all bank-wide projects based on strategic alignment and risk considerations.
    •  Develop and maintain project reporting dashboards to provide senior management with real-time insights into project performance and portfolio health.
    • Manage and optimize resource allocation across the project portfolio, ensuring efficient utilization of personnel and budget.
    • Identify and mitigate potential project risks and develop contingency plans.
    • Partner with business unit leaders to understand their needs and ensure project deliverables meet strategic objectives.
    • Foster collaboration and communication between stakeholders at all levels.
    • Stay current on emerging trends in project management methodologies and best practices.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Systems, Statistics, or a related field.
    • Master’s degree in computer science, Finance & Banking MIS, or Information Management, operations management
    • Excellent knowledge of Information Science, Data, Data Systems and Processes.
    • Excellent Project Management, analytical, problem solving and reporting skills
    • A good knowledge of the information requirements and standard reporting within Financial Services industry
    • Minimum 12 years' work experience, with over 5 years working in a senior level Data Management role.
    • Vast experience in building and leading data science organization or practices as well as successful experience in advocating for data analytics value across a business and to diverse audiences.
    •  Proven track record of leading and building high-performing data teams.
    • Strong understanding of data governance best practices and data security principles.
    •  Experience developing and implementing a data strategy.
    • Experience working with a variety of data tools and technologies (e.g., data warehouses, data lakes, business intelligence tools).
    • A keen understanding of business needs and the ability to translate data insights into actionable strategies.

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    Group Director, Sustainability

    Role Purpose

    Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy is an integral part of our Business Strategy. As the Group Sustainability Director, you will be responsible for leading the Equity Group's strategic efforts to ensure a sustainable and responsible approach to business operations and activities across all areas of the organisation. This role involves developing and managing the sustainability strategy and initiatives, as well as overseeing and reporting on the progress made towards meeting corporate and social responsibility objectives.

    You will provide strategic though leadership on the organisation's efforts to reduce its environmental impact and to meet the commitments it has made in relation to carbon, energy, water and waste reduction. This role will involve working closely with external partners and stakeholders to ensure the organisation is meeting its obligations through integrated ESG Frameworks.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement a strategic sustainability plan aligned with the company's mission and values.
    • Lead the identification, evaluation, and implementation of sustainability initiatives across various areas (e.g., energy efficiency, waste reduction, resource conservation, supply chain sustainability).
    • Conduct life cycle assessments and environmental audits to identify areas for improvement.
    • Develop and implement sustainability policies, processes, and procedures as well as sustainability communication plans.
    • Set measurable sustainability goals and objectives, and track progress towards achieving them.
    • Oversee compliance with relevant environmental regulations and reporting requirements.
    • Partner with cross-functional teams (operations, supply chain, facilities) to integrate sustainability practices into core business processes.
    • Manage and allocate the sustainability budget effectively.
    • Foster a culture of sustainability by raising awareness, engaging employees, and promoting behavioral change.
    • Represent the company on sustainability initiatives and collaborate with external stakeholders, Customers, partners and investors.
    • Stay current on emerging trends and best practices in sustainability.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, Sustainability, Engineering, or a related field plus a relevant master’s degree.
    • The successful candidate will be an experienced leader, with a minimum of 10 years proven track record of working in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
    • A proactive individual with an ability to think strategically, develop and implement sustainable solutions.
    • Strong understanding of key sustainability principles and frameworks (e.g., circular economy, carbon foot printing, LEED certification).
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Experience in project management and budget control.

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    Group Director, Data and Analytics

    Role Purpose:

    As the Director of Data and Analytics, you will lead the Group’s data governance, engineering, analytics, and data science enablement function. You will execute a comprehensive data strategy, build, and lead a high-performance data team, design and maintain a robust data infrastructure. Your responsibilities will also include enabling advanced analytics for strategic decision-making and ensuring data privacy and compliance. You will be responsible for building a data stack and enable our teams to explore product and financial data for self-serve analytics purposes. It is the responsibility of the Director of Data and Analytics to build a focused data team covering data governance, data engineering, data analytics, and data science (including the enablement of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence models), with effective cross-functional collaboration with the Business and Information Technology teams.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Develop and execute a comprehensive data strategy aligned with the Equity Group’s business objectives.
    • Oversee data management, warehousing, integration, and migration; business intelligence; analytics; quality and delivery across advisory and technical projects.
    • Designing and maintaining a robust data infrastructure to enable building data products as well as company-wide analytics and reporting.
    • Leveraging advanced analytics tools to derive meaningful insights that drive strategic decision-making.
    • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to understand data needs and align product development, analytics, data science, and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence efforts with business goals.
    • Ensuring data privacy and compliance with relevant regulations.
    • Staying up to date with industry trends and emerging technologies, incorporating innovations into Equity Group's data practices.
    • Develop Machine Learning and deep learning algorithms that help teams to improve their predictive capabilities significantly.
    • Develop data models and roadmaps that improve processes and add strategic value to the business.
    •  Champion a data-driven culture by fostering collaboration between data teams and business units.
    • Lead the recruitment, development, and management of a talented data team (data analysts, data scientists, data engineers).
    • Partner with key stakeholders across the organization to identify business needs and translate them into actionable insights.
    • Develop and implement data governance policies and procedures to ensure data accuracy, integrity, and security.
    • Build and maintain relationships with key vendors and partners in the data ecosystem.
    • Track and measure the success of data initiatives through key performance indicators (KPIs).
    • Communicate complex data concepts and findings to both technical and non-technical audiences.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Systems, Statistics, or a related field.
    • Master’s degree in computer science, Finance & Banking MIS, or Information Management, operations management
    • Excellent knowledge of Information Science, Data, Data Systems and Processes.
    • Excellent Project Management, analytical, problem solving and reporting skills
    • A good knowledge of the information requirements and standard reporting within Financial Services industry
    • Minimum 12 years' work experience, with over 5 years working in a senior level Data Management role.
    • Vast experience in building and leading data science organization or practices as well as successful experience in advocating for data analytics value across a business and to diverse audiences.
    •  Proven track record of leading and building high-performing data teams.
    • Strong understanding of data governance best practices and data security principles.
    •  Experience developing and implementing a data strategy.
    • Experience working with a variety of data tools and technologies (e.g., data warehouses, data lakes, business intelligence tools).
    • A keen understanding of business needs and the ability to translate data insights into actionable strategies.

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