• Career Opportunities at KCB Bank Kenya

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2016 Deadline: 2 November, 2016
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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 also owns KCB Insurance Agency, KCB Capital, KCB Foundation and all associate companies. The holding company was set up to among other things to enhance the Group's capacity to access unrestricted capital and also enable investment in new ventures outside banking regulations, achieve operational and strategic autonomy for the Group's operating entities and enhance corporate governance across the Group and oversight in management of subsidiaries.

    Partnership Officer


    Partnership Officer Job Key Responsibilities

    • Map out existing businesses in the regions where m-Kulima will operate in a bid to link them up to producer organizations and cooperatives that exist in those areas.
    • Assess the producer organization and co-operatives volumes produced and align the produce to specific markets i.e. traders, processors, retailers, wholesalers or exporters.
    • Evaluate the producer organization and co-operatives needs in terms of quantities for inputs and align the need to wholesale input providers, including innovative suppliers like i-procure.
    • Identify existing donor funded partnerships and initiatives out in the field that m-Kulima could partner with, in order to bring on board more smallholder farmers and hence assist in meeting the targets.
    • Represent the program in local county government forums and other stakeholder forums. Advice the program on the best timing to have program open days and stakeholder forums.
    • Conduct specific business and financial diagnostics to assess the financial health of small business that purchase produce from m-Kulima supported producer organizations and co-operatives, then plan capacity building sessions in a bid to improve finance and business operations in a bid to expand their capacity to purchase more volumes from smallholders.
    • Planning of activities to ensure that the objectives of the program are met within the set timelines while optimizing resources and maximizing impact.
    • Periodic reporting of the situation on the ground to provide both data and anecdotal evidence of impact.
    • Develop timely and concise reports on program implementation as prescribed under the program. Specifically contribute the marketing piece of the quarterly donor reporting

    Qualifications for the Partnership Officer Job

    • University Degree preferably in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Economics, Business Administration or related qualification.
    • Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in related field will be an added advantage.
    • Have at least 4 years’ working experience, which should include:
    • At least 3 years’ experience in markets systems facilitations for development programs
    • At least 3 years’ experience in Diagnosis of businesses to identify technical and management gaps
    • At least 3 years’ experience in Negotiations to develop and create additional funds for development programs.
    • At least 3 years’ experience in Representation of program in the local ecosystem including governments and value chain actors.
    • Experience in Creating a buyers base for the program beneficiaries
    • Computer Literacy
    • Should have good Attention to detail
    • Should have good relationship management skills

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    Program Manager


    Program Manager Job Key Responsibilities

    • Manage program, in the areas of extension services with specific goals on farmers mobilized, number of trainings conducted, inputs mobilized, and sales achieved by producer organizations. Access to markets efforts supporting aggregation center model as well as mobile based access to finance initiatives.
    • Work plan and budget management. Use of resources (human and assets) allocated to create and follow the planned activities to achieve set targets. Creation and adherence to set budget without overspends/underspends and on time re-alignment if need be.
    • Creation of periodic reporting and support of impact surveys in the allocated region. Weekly updates, monthly and quarterly quantitative trackers, as well as qualitative monitoring reports as required by the donors.
    • Partners Management by maintaining good relations with the program donor/funders and other stakeholders including input providers, buyers, government officials, donor representatives, official program visitors etc.
    • Support and contribute to all initiatives that lead to new business for the program.

    Qualifications for the Program Manager Job

    • University Degree preferably in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Economics, Business Administration or related qualification.
    • Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in related field will be an added advantage.
    • Have at least 6 years’ working experience, which should include:
    • At least 6 years’ experience in Donor Funded Programs Management
    • At least 5 years’ experience in the area of agricultural value chains and markets facilitation
    • At least 5 years’ experience in working with smallholder producer organizations, co-operatives and sector / sub sector to develop them.
    • At least 5 years’ experience in project planning, management and monitoring.
    • Track record of building and managing strong client and stakeholder relationships with producer groups, private sector and governments.
    • Computer Literacy
    • Should have good Attention to detail
    • Should have good relationship management skills

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    Project Budget Analyst


    Project Budget Analyst Job Key Responsibilities

    • Costs application development. Provide leadership for budget preparation, formulation, presentation, and execution as per proposal while entailing direct funding as well as in-kind funding.
    • Grant award management. Financial oversight of the successful implementation of the grants / awards ensuring donor compliance, contractual obligations and accurate and quality financial reporting.
    • Financial reporting. Work with Program Accountant to ensure that each country program invoicing is in line with initial donor funding and reporting expectations. Also support donor financial verification processes, ensuring eligibility of all costs.
    • Consolidating the quarterly, mid-term and annual country and program budgets in the template provided by the donor. Ad-hoc requests for overview of the financial status of countries and program as a whole, showing burn-rates, variances etc. hence advising Program Managers on anomalies and remedial action to be taken.
    • Work with program managers and head of program, to evaluate the performance of the program and adjust / re-align funding as and when required, and communicate the changes to the donor.
    • Internal Audit Support. Work in collaboration with the Finance and Administration Manager to monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness and report to the Program
    • Managers accordingly providing an overview of the financial status of all program operations.

    Qualifications for the Project Budget Analyst Job

    • University Degree in a business related field from a recognized university. A Masters in any relevant field will be an added advantage.
    • Fully qualified Accountant (CPA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent).
    • At least 4 years’ experience in Financial Management and Reporting.
    • At least 3 years’ experience in managing MasterCard Foundation program budget.
    • Sound knowledge of the financial industry, accounting principles and regulatory guidelines.
    • Excellent planning, problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Excellent report writing skills.
    • Knowledge and hands on experience in office automation tools.

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    Program Assistant


    Program Assistant Job Key Responsibilities

    • Ensure that time-sheets are filled in correctly by the program staff as well as other support staff that will be charging the program before submitting the same to Program Accountant.
    • Ensure that the expense advance forms as well as expense reconciliation forms are properly completed before submission to Program Accountant.
    • Support procurement processes and bid management process for efficient services acquisition by the program, as well as contracting of the winners, in adherence to the donor policy.
    • Support recruitment of temporary field staff in the field like the M&E data collectors / enumerators. Handle their contracting process as well as contract renewal processes.
    • Keep logistic schedule for program vehicles and the drivers operations
    • Support the bookings for transport and accommodation for the program team
    • Manage program assets allocation, stationery, telephone airtime, taxi and other claims and reconciliations among others. To ensure that the team is sufficiently resourced in order to operate efficiently

    Qualifications for the Program Assistant Job

    • University Degree preferably in Business, Economics, Procurement, Agriculture and other related qualifications.
    • Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in related field will be an added advantage.
    • Have at least 3 years’ working experience, which should include:
    • At least 3 years’ experience in supporting back-office teams of programs
    • Good understanding and experience in handling procurement processes.
    • Good financial analysis skills.
    • Administration management skills
    • Computer Literacy
    • Good understanding of HR processes.
    • Should have good relationship management skills

    Method of Application

    The above position has a demanding role which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate. If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke . To be considered your application must be received by 2nd December, 2016

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