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  • Posted: Jun 7, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 21, 2024
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    Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is registered as a non-operating holding company which started operations as a licensed banking institution with effect from January 1, 2016. The holding company oversees KCB Kenya - incorporated with effect from January 1, 2016 - and all KCB's regional units in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and South Sudan. It als...
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    Cybersecurity Specialist, Security Testing


    • Execute red team scenarios to highlight gaps impacting the organizations security posture. 
    • Perform in-depth analysis of penetration testing results and create reports that describe findings, exploitation procedures, risks, and recommendations.
    • Perform vulnerability assessment and penetration testing on the banks infrastructure and systems to ensure that they are secure from external or internal intrusion attempts thus reducing the risk of successful intrusions against KCB group.
    • Provide technical VAPT related support to projects in a bid to ensure compliance to technical security policies and standards. Execute penetration testing projects using the established methodology, tools, and rules of engagements.
    • Perform authorized attack surface reviews and penetration tests against specific targets at the direction of the Senior Managers Cybersecurity Assurance and Head, Group Cybersecurity. 
    • Provide assessment reports that are easily understandable by the target audience and include practical and reasonable recommendations based upon sound risk management principles. 
    • Assess the sufficiency of policies, standards and procedures relative to VAPT best practices. 
    • Perform continuous vulnerability monitoring in the KCB group environment and report compliance failures to management for immediate remediation.
    • Define, create, and deliver status reports and relevant metrics to the Senior Manager, Group Cybersecurity.
    • Provide input into Information Security risk control self-assessments by leveraging specialized knowledge in VAPT.

    Particulars Detail Specific Field or Qualification Need Type


    •  B.Sc. Information Technology / Computer Science / Cybersecurity / Engineering (Electrical, Electronic) or related field    RQ

    Professional Qualifications

    • Cybersecurity certification in either CISA/ CISM/ CISSP/ Security+/CEH    AT least one RQ     
    • Penetration Testing / Cybersecurity Assurance Certification in either OSCP/ CPT/ LPT/ PenTest+/ ECSA/ CHFI/Cisco Cyberops Associate & Professional    AA          
    • Master’s Degree    MBA / MSc     AA     

    Total Minimum No of Years of Experience Required

    5 years

    Detail    Minimum No of Years    Need Type

    • Experience in Cybersecurity    2    ES
    • Experience in Vulnerability Management / Security Testing / Penetration Testing    1    ES
    • Experience in System/ Network/ Database or Cloud Platform Administration    2    ES

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    Cybersecurity Specialist ,Data Security & Privacy


    • Recommend, implement, administer, optimize, and support appropriate tools and solutions offering data loss prevention, and information protection in compliance with the Bank’s policies and standards.
    • Continuously review, enforce, and report on database and data store security controls that cover the major database management systems such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL.
    • Collaborate with the Cybersecurity Intelligence and Security Operations Centre (CiSOC) in the continuous monitoring and defence of the Bank’s data, information and databases from data leakage, intrusions, unauthorized access, unauthorized modification as well as assist to detect, report, and respond to data security violations/incidents.
    • Develop Data and Database Security Technical Guidelines and Minimum Configuration Baseline Standards in line with industry best practices and technologies commensurate with risk and regulatory requirements and implementing the same cost effectively.
    • Implement and enforce technical security controls to achieve data protection objectives set out by the organization and regulatory requirements such as the Kenya Data Protection Act, and CBK Guideline for Cybersecurity
    • Define, create, and deliver compliance reports and relevant metrics in Data Security & Privacy to senior management, including violations, utilizing automation as deemed fit.
    • Provide data security and privacy related support to projects from inception through to successful implementation in a bid to ensure that data security and overall information protection measures are built in from project inception.
    • Conduct continuous data security reviews and data discovery assessments to determine any data security violations as well as efficacy of implemented countermeasures.
    • Provide input into Information Security risk and control self-assessments by leveraging specialized knowledge in data security, databases, privacy, and information protection.
    • Research on and provide technical data security and privacy expertise in the Group Information Security department, conduct data security awareness and user training sessions across the group.

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    Head - Credit Administration, Policy & Governance


    • To maintain the quality of check off loans’ portfolio through effective loan administration, monitoring and control for corporate and mortgage loans.
    • Be the custodian of all credit and lending policies and governance frameworks including their periodic reviews and updates.
    • Manage credit information sharing with the CRBs a in line with the CRB regulations Act. 
    • Reviewing, developing, and implementing credit policies and strategies and ensure that the Bank maintains a sound loan portfolio with respect to compliance with state laws and regulations, Bank lending policies and procedures, risk appetite and best practices.
    • Ensure adherence to risk management framework in identifying, controlling, monitoring and reporting of all risks. Work with respective unit heads to drive the development and execution of the Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and operational risk and implement effective control measures and monitoring plans for compliance and operational risk management.
    • Ensure the portfolio management controls for grades 10 and 20 are effective at branch level and at regional portfolio management office level.
    • Lead periodic reviews of credit portfolios to mitigate exposure to non-performing facilities.
    • Ensure the Business teams under Retail Banking and Corporate Banking Credit authorities adhere to the policy regarding the credit authority discretions and excess.
    • Generate Management information reports for control of the credit portfolio for the bank and for regulatory purposes.
    • Maintain the SLA standards for credit information sharing complaints raised by customers.
    • Monitor the construction loans to ensure that the conditions precedents are complied with.
    • Preparation and submission of management and regulatory reports.
    • Provide via sampling and testing and oversight, both a point in time and forward view of individual portfolio trending and remediation’s to either preserve or enhance asset quality, risk management and risk appetite.
    • Develop a working relationship with business unit team leaders to highlight the key credit issues facing the area or product under review and helping to provide executive solutions to improve asset quality, risk management and problem debt identification. 
    • Review and implement the Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) policy and procedures by integrating them in the bank’s internal credit process and ensuring that environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) is undertaken for investment projects as per agreed performance standards and international best practices.
    • Identify gaps, plan, design and co-ordinate the implementation of comprehensive credit training, operational risk, and compliance programs in consultation with HR Learning and development department and Risk Division.
    • Co-ordinate the implementation of agreed action plans, tracking and timely closure of identified credit audit and operational risk issues. 
    • Keep abreast of financial industry laws and regulations, emerging global banking trends and best practices relating to credit and provide regulatory expertise.
    • Provide support to subsidiaries in reviewing and implementation of their credit policies and processes.


    Academic & Professional


    • Bachelors Degree    Business related    RQ

    Professional Qualifications

    • Accounting or business related    RQ
    • Master’s Degree    Business Administration    AA


    Total Minimum No of Years Experience Required

    10 years

    Detail    Minimum No of Years    Need Type[2]

    • Credit management    10     ES
    • Credit administration     8     ES
    • Credit/lending policy development and management    5    ES
    • Lending products development    5     ES
    • People management    8    ES
    • Stakeholder management    8    ES
    • Credit data analytics and analysis tools    5    ES
    • Bank operations    5    ES
    • Customer relationship management    5    ES

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    Regional FX Trader


    • Support the development and execution of strategies for all E.A FX trading activity in line with overall treasury business strategy.
    • Proactively manage proprietary trading activities in UGX, TZS, BIF, RWF, CDF, SSP currencies, structured products, Swaps, Forwards among other treasury products. 
    • Retain and grow existing offshore, local, and regional counterparts for growth in traded volumes in EA currencies.
    • Support subsidiaries by providing support to cover their FX needs through proactive collaborations.
    • Thorough understanding of local and global market regulations applicable to foreign exchange across the EA markets.
    • Support cross- selling initiatives through optimal pricing and appropriate spreads, give ideas on existing and new products to existing and new clients to support growth in FX business. 
    • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and maintain good liaison with regulators on market development issues.
    • Provide insights and ideas to regional FX trading initiatives and work with the wider group trading team to ensure set targets are achieved.
    • Update internal teams and clients on industry, global and local macro-economic happenings, regulatory changes to ensure that opportunities are optimised in the EA market.
    • Ensure compliance with Bank’s policies, procedures, and all regulatory requirements


    Academic & Professional  


    • Bachelor’s Degree Business related/ Finance, Economics, or any other Field.  RQ 

    Professional  Qualifications 

    • CPA, ACCA, CFA, ACI Dealing Certificate AA  
    • Master’s Degree Finance or a Business Related  Field  AA 


    Total Minimum No of Years’ Experience Required 

    • 5 Years 

    Detail  Minimum No of Years

    • Treasury FX Trading 5
    • Treasury sales or Fixed Income  3
    • FX business  5
    • Financial Analysis & Performance Management  3
    • People Management 3

    Detail Proficiency Required 

    • Commerciality/ Market Awareness  A
    • Knowledge of Business  A 
    • Attention to Detail  A
    • Corporate Data and Records Management  A 
    • Digitally Savvy  A
    • Computer Literacy  A 

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