• Job Opportunities at Co-operative Bank of Kenya - 3 Positions

  • Posted on: 13 July, 2018 Deadline: 25 July, 2018
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    At Coop Bank, we are an equal opportunity employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment. The “Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

    We thrive on a successful universal banking model as well as ride on a unique Co-operative model providing innovative financial solutions for distinctive customer experience. Guided by our values, we seek to bolster our market position in the region, by leveraging on our wide range of innovative financial solutions with a focus on delivering excellent customer experience by a highly motivated and talented team.

    Network Support Engineer

     

    Job Description

    Job reference number NSE/SSD/2018

    Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment? The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

    We are seeking to recruit an experienced professional and innovative individual who is excellent with all things Network in IT. If you are good at problem solving, prioritizing and multi-tasking with a keen eye for detail and the dedication to supporting our company’s IT infrastructure, then this is a job for you.

    Reporting to the Head – Network & Infrastructure Support, the Network Support Engineer will be charged with the responsibility of  developing, coordinating, and maintaining the corporate data network and disaster recovery to ensure uptime and business continuity. As the successful candidate, you will document ICT infrastructure and manage the entire inventory, analyze network security needs, and assist in developing standards, guidelines and statements of direction for corporate ICT system architectures.

    The Role

    Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

    • Manage performance of ICT Infrastructure and applications to ensure that the systems work as designed and perform consistently and reliably in order to meet Business SLAs. 
    • Monitor ICT Infrastructure performance including SNMP, logs, events and maintenance of general systems health in order to provide proactive remedial support.
    • Develop and maintain device access, control policies, data transmission policies, storage policies, Business continuity policies, backup policies, security policies, monitoring profiles, technologies and notification rules that match compliance best practice expectations.
    •  Plan and implement timely  product upgrades, firewall signature updates and patch releases for all ICT assets
    • Research and evaluate external technical trends & developments and evolving industry standards concerning technologies affecting networks, security, client/server and other platforms and their application to business systems. Research local and international technology trends in business to improve system performance, security and functionality.
    • Define and document the various architecture components, including hardware platform, operating system, execution, development, operation, distribution and technologies related to networking systems.
    • Install, support and maintain hardware and software infrastructure, attend to system failures and resolve/coordinate resolution of issues.
    • Establish and maintain business relationships with vendors, consultants and other outside entities providing services to the bank. Negotiate contracts and appropriately monitor performance of their services.
    • Be the custodian of all remote authentication passwords for all connections to the corporate Network Infrastructure and ensure minimal external threat to information resources.
    • Manage internal staff and external vendors to ensure that services are delivered promptly with an aim of obtaining zero interruption to business operations.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or an IT related field from a recognized university with possession of Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is a must. 
    • Wide Networking and project management experience with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in planning, systems analysis, design, support and development of LAN/WAN infrastructure.
    • A specialist in IT/ Engineering background with competences in Networking, Engineering, Power systems and good project management/consulting skills.
    • Excellent leadership skills with demonstrated ability to lead or facilitate mission critical projects and to develop, participate in and lead multi-disciplinary work teams. 
    • Extensive experience in systems planning, design, development, maintenance and troubleshooting with a track record of accomplishment in large, complex WANs, LANs and client/server based systems.

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    Information Systems Auditor

     

    Job Description

    Job reference number IA/IAD/2018 

    As a market leader, we are dedicated towards creating and achieving excellence and the only way we can do it is through our people. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and a strong team ethic. We therefore provide you with a superior foundation for building a professional career – a place for people to learn, to achieve and to grow. Here is one such opportunity for you to explore.

    This is a high visibility role which provides the successful candidate with an opportunity to contribute to the organization’s control environment and exposure to many business areas. The successful candidate will also have an ideal opportunity to be an integral part of the organization and to really make a difference.

    Reporting to the Chief Internal Auditor, the Information systems auditor is responsible for the Audit of all Information Systems & Channels and to assist the Management in the evaluation of Internal Controls within the Information Systems Environment across the Group. He/she will undertake special investigations, provide advice to the business on a broad range of issues as and when required, and support business growth & process improvements while working closely with other departments and in line with Internal Audit Methodology, processes, procedures and time frames.

    The Role

    Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

    • Utilize extensive understanding of business activities to recommend scope and objectives of assigned audits, execute audit procedures, perform detailed analyses, reach sound conclusions, and document results for assigned audit activities.
    • Participate in the execution of multiple audit projects to achieve the scope, timing, and objectives of each assignment while ensuring applicable regulatory guidance is included in scope for assigned audits where applicable.
    • Proactively identify risks, evaluate controls and make recommendations to improve internal control and operational effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Analyze and verify transactions and representations as well as performing review of test work completed by assigned staff.
    • Prepare excellent work paper documentation ensuring quality of such documentation in accordance with professional standards, as well as establishing departmental standards and deadlines.
    • Recommend departmental improvements to automate procedures, methods, and standards to improve departmental efficiency, productivity and quality.
    • Prepare clear and concise recommendations for correction of unsatisfactory conditions, improvements in operations, and reductions in cost and effectively gain concurrence and support for recommended control improvements.
    • Facilitates the communication of audit results and special projects via written reports and oral presentations to management;
    • Assist in the annual risk assessment process and generation of annual audit plan.
    • Identify and analyze level of threat and potential risk to the organization’s information assets
    • Ensure that access to electronically stored corporate information is adequately protected and managed appropriate to the risks
    • Test adequacy and effectiveness of IS control measures and recommend corrective measures to be undertaken in areas of weakness.
    • Perform special audits as and when called upon and make maximum use of Computer Assisted Audit tools e.g. Teammate, ACL etc.
    • Assist in training/mentoring of staff and develop and maintain the skills, knowledge and expertise to make valuable contribution to the internal audit team.

    Skills, Competencies and Experience

    The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or Computer Science from a recognized university. Possession of an MSc or other relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.
    • Professional Certification in IT Audit, Risk and Security e.g. CISM, CISSP, CISA, CRISC
    • Excellent understanding of auditing concepts and practices with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a management role in IT or IT Audit.
    • Skilled in project management, and maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
    • Demonstrable knowledge in risk assessment and control concepts/methodologies.
    • Skilled in negotiation and conflict management to resolve problems that may arise during an audit.
    • Excellent oral and written skills; a strong verbal communicator, analytical writer and able to clearly and concisely convey personal observations of processes, risks and controls.
    • Excellent analytical ability both qualitative and quantitative to draw sound conclusions coupled with demonstrated knowledge and proper application of sampling techniques.
    • Excellent attention to details and organizational skills.

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    Network Support Engineer

     

    Job Description

    Job reference number NSE/SSD/2018

    Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment? The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “The Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

    We are seeking to recruit an experienced professional and innovative individual who is excellent with all things Network in IT. If you are good at problem solving, prioritizing and multi-tasking with a keen eye for detail and the dedication to supporting our company’s IT infrastructure, then this is a job for you.

    Reporting to the Head – Network & Infrastructure Support, the Network Support Engineer will be charged with the responsibility of  developing, coordinating, and maintaining the corporate data network and disaster recovery to ensure uptime and business continuity. As the successful candidate, you will document ICT infrastructure and manage the entire inventory, analyze network security needs, and assist in developing standards, guidelines and statements of direction for corporate ICT system architectures.

    The Role

    Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

    • Manage performance of ICT Infrastructure and applications to ensure that the systems work as designed and perform consistently and reliably in order to meet Business SLAs. 
    • Monitor ICT Infrastructure performance including SNMP, logs, events and maintenance of general systems health in order to provide proactive remedial support.
    • Develop and maintain device access, control policies, data transmission policies, storage policies, Business continuity policies, backup policies, security policies, monitoring profiles, technologies and notification rules that match compliance best practice expectations.
    •  Plan and implement timely  product upgrades, firewall signature updates and patch releases for all ICT assets
    • Research and evaluate external technical trends & developments and evolving industry standards concerning technologies affecting networks, security, client/server and other platforms and their application to business systems. Research local and international technology trends in business to improve system performance, security and functionality.
    • Define and document the various architecture components, including hardware platform, operating system, execution, development, operation, distribution and technologies related to networking systems.
    • Install, support and maintain hardware and software infrastructure, attend to system failures and resolve/coordinate resolution of issues.
    • Establish and maintain business relationships with vendors, consultants and other outside entities providing services to the bank. Negotiate contracts and appropriately monitor performance of their services.
    • Be the custodian of all remote authentication passwords for all connections to the corporate Network Infrastructure and ensure minimal external threat to information resources.
    • Manage internal staff and external vendors to ensure that services are delivered promptly with an aim of obtaining zero interruption to business operations.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or an IT related field from a recognized university with possession of Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is a must. 
    • Wide Networking and project management experience with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in planning, systems analysis, design, support and development of LAN/WAN infrastructure.
    • A specialist in IT/ Engineering background with competences in Networking, Engineering, Power systems and good project management/consulting skills.
    • Excellent leadership skills with demonstrated ability to lead or facilitate mission critical projects and to develop, participate in and lead multi-disciplinary work teams. 
    • Extensive experience in systems planning, design, development, maintenance and troubleshooting with a track record of accomplishment in large, complex WANs, LANs and client/server based systems.

    Method of Application

    If you are confident that you fit the role and person profile and you are keen to add value to your career then please forward your application letter enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to jobs@co-opbank.co.ke indicating the job reference by 25th July, 2018.

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