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  • Posted: May 29, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 3, 2024
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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 a...
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    Manager, IT Projects

    Job Purpose:

    • The position holder will coordinate the implementation of all ICT projects in the Bank and ensure that projects are completed within scope, time and budget.
    • The position holder will be responsible for setting project goals and coming up with plans to meet those goals
    • The position holder will be responsible for implementing IT strategies that deliver projects on schedule and within budget

    Key Responsibilities

    • Organizing meetings to discuss project goals and progress
    • Maintaining project timeframes, budgeting estimates and status reports
    • Managing resources for projects, such as computer equipment and employees
    • Day-to-day management of a portfolio of ICT projects in the Bank,
    • Coordinating with Project Management Office to ensure ICT projects initiated by all divisions and captured in the bank’s annual plans, or ad-hoc projects. are completed on
    • time, within budget, within scope and within quality specification to generate value for the Bank and customers
    • Work closely with the Manager, Change Management & Projects to:
    • Design methodology and procedures relating to project management
    • Develop the templates necessary for monitoring project progress
    • Prepare project definition and detailed plans for each project
    • Define the responsibilities, work scope and target for each member of the project team for each project.
    • Monitor and manage risks and opportunities
    • Manage the resolution of issues relating to each project.
    • Manage the scope of each project and control changes in the scope of a project
    • Communicate with stakeholders; give updates to PMO on status of each ICT project from time to time.
    • Manage the closure of each project.
    • Ensure individual integrity and professionalism by adhering to legal requirements and ethical standards in order to protect the Bank and stakeholders.
    • Tracking of all IT Projects
    • Conducting risk assessments for projects
    • Coordinating project team members and developing schedules and individual responsibilities
    • Setting project goals and coming up with plans to meet those goals

    Skills, Experience and Competencies

    • Business graduate from an accredited university, Project Management qualifications mandatory.
    • At least 5 years’ experience in banking, a good understanding of banking processes, services and products, with 3 years at Manager Level.
    • Proficiency with various project managements tools
    • Experience in managing projects, especially ICT related projects and coordinating a crossfunctional committees.
    • Project management and leadership skills for managing projects and the teams involved with them
    • Ability to prepare an effective work plan and organize his/her time in a manner that enables that plan to be implemented
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills to coordinate with team members and management and explain technical issues
    • Excellent resource planning and task scheduling skills
    • Ability to get on well with people and to influence through leadership skills
    • Strong networking skills, both externally and within the Bank
    • Good negotiations skills to negotiate with stakeholders
    • Dynamic individual, who takes pride in his/her work, and has the ability the thrive in a
    • competitive and dynamic environment (working effectively under pressure)
    • Problem solving and analysis skills especially within a business context; good business sense is a key requirement
    • Professionalism, i.e. ability to win the confidence of, and work effectively with clients and colleagues

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    Senior Officer, Business Applications (Digital)

    Job Purpose:

    • The position holder will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing developing and supporting systems including encoding, testing, debugging and installing to support application systems., consult with the systems analyst & with users to identify current operating procedures and to clarify program objectives.
    • The incumbent will also be responsible for writing proposals to describe custom configuration of applications and operating procedures in liaison with 3rd party application development consultants.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Meet and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to establish project scope, system goals, and requirements
    • Develop process solutions and ensuring that all output from the users is consistent, accurate, timely and value-adding and constantly seek feedback from Business owners and key stakeholders as to relevance and value of process deliverables.
    • Identify opportunities that can improve efficiency of business processes through automating by developing relevant systems.
    • Develop and implement maintenance procedures, monitor systems health, gather system statistics, and troubleshoot reported errors
    • Deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot core business applications, including application servers, endpoints, and databases
    • Write technical procedures and documentation for the applications including operations, user guide, etc.
    • Assist in the creation of the system design and functional specifications for all new development projects.
    • Assist in managing an outsource relationship for 3rd party application development and programming consultants.
    • Deliver assigned Projects and Business change requests within time and budget
    • Ensure applications operation by training end user and providing support.
    • Monitor the usefulness of the new systems and outputs on behalf of users.
    • Ensure applications systems periodical processes (EOD, EOM & EOY) are executed promptly
    • Ensure business continuity testing is performed regularly
    • Provides assistance and advice to business users in the effective use of applications and information technology.
    • Serve as key support person in business systems
    • Identify and set out user needs for the computer-based systems.
    • Monitor the usefulness of the new systems and outputs on behalf of users.

    Skills, Experience and Competencies

    • A 2nd Upper degree in computer science, Information Technology or related field.
    • Minimum B+ in KCSE with strong scores in Mathematics, Quantitative techniques, and logical structures.
    • Technical experience with systems programming, databases, Web development with preference to .Net environments.
    • Strong project management skills with effective results focus within an information systems environment.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment, in a high pressure on-call environment with changing priorities
    • Experience in: Multiple OS platforms with strong emphasis on Linux
    • Analytical skills and Technical Implementation Skills.
    • Demonstrable capacity to develop enterprise wise systems using established frameworks
    • and architectures through projects executed
    • Good communication and presentation skills

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