17 Jan 2020

Head of Projects, Head Treasury at National Bank of Kenya

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National Bank is a major player in Kenya’s banking industry. It is one of the largest banks in the country giving financial services to all sectors of the economy. The bank will continue to cover the financial landscape and respond positively to the needs of its customers, shareholders and the economy besides offering traditional

1. Head of Projects

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:

Position Scope:

Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) the role holder will provide leadership and management of Bank projects to accomplish the project objectives by planning, monitoring, evaluating and controlling project activities within budget and realization of benefits. The role holder will ensure the application of appropriate resources to activities during the project life cycle, addressing the various emerging expectations of the stakeholders and management of competing project constraints of scope, quality, budget, time and risk.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide the strategic roadmap for the projects agenda in the Bank and in line with the Bank’s Strategic Direction.
  • Manage the Bank’s portfolio of projects
  • Maintain oversight on all projects in the Bank by providing leadership and guidance while providing regular feedback to executive and relevant stakeholders within the project lifecycle
  • Research and development of Innovative and cost efficient business methods for implementation of projects in the Bank
  • Development of project management policies, processes, procedures, project charter, project plans and methodologies based on best practice and industry standards for successful project delivery
  • Determine an effective project team structure that will support in meeting delivery of projects in line with the Bank’s strategy.
  • Assemble a cross-functional project team for their technical or functional contribution to projects in collaboration with the work stream owner and ensure the team remains motivated to deliver
  • Facilitate the definition of scope, service levels, user requirements and other dependencies with project partners, vendors and consultants
  • Provide leadership in development and review of project cost estimates, budgets and other resources necessary to deliver on scope, schedule and budget.
  • Follow a defined, agreed upon project management methodology for Planning, Defining, Execution, Monitoring and Control, and reporting activities within the project lifecycle
  • Track and analyse project performance and PMO effectiveness
  • Ensure projects governance
  • Plan for resources responsible for creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption and usage
  • Responsible for identifying cross project dependencies, risks and activities and negotiating resolution to conflict.
  • Coordinate the Projects Steering Committee/s and ensure decisions and follow-ups are executed.
  • Management of project phases and the testing cycles within the project.
  • Responsible for bank wide awareness of the project management framework to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with both internal and external regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure effective and continuous engagement with Risk Division to achieve effective controls to mitigate against business risks associated with project
  • Maintain close working relationship with Internal Audit Division to ensure assurance.

Position requirements

Qualifications, Experience,Skills& Personal Attributes:

  • A Bachelor’s degree inICT, Management Science, Engineering or related field from a recognized university.
  • Certification in Project Management is a must- either – Prince 2 Practitioner or Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • Master’s degree in Project Management or Business Administration is an added advantage.
  • Minimum eight (8) years’ experience in Project Managementof which five (5) years must beatsenior management level.
  • Proficiency with related project management software tools
  • Project Management skills with a bias to ICT projects
  • Proven planning, organization and execution skills
  • Good experience in business process re-engineering and analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent decision-making and leadership capabilities
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • Customer and Stake holder management skills
  • Analytical and report writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and within strict deadlines
  • Entrepreneurial/Commercial mind-set
  • Change management and conflict resolution skills
  • Computer Literacy

 

2. Head Treasury

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities

Position Scope:

This position is responsible for overall management and leadership of the Bank’s Treasury function.

Key Responsibilities

  • Generate money market and fixed income policies that efficiently manage the bank’s liquidity.
  • Ensure the ALM team complies with the money market policies as approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Actively participating in the generation and testing of new products such as horizontal repos which would enhance the lending and borrowing capability of the bank.
  • Conducting training of junior money market dealers and interns.
  • Preparation and review of ALM reports,(Gap Analysis, ALCO Reports, Balance Sheet, Deposit Analysis)
  • Manage interest rate risk AFS book and HTM Book.
  • Represent the organization in Fixed Income Associations and introduce new fixed income products in the market.
  • Provide training on fixed income trading and money markets to staff members in the dealing room and the bank.
  • Efficiently managing the banks investment portfolio.
  • Generate revenues to meet the set targets.
  • Manage interest rate risk and Exchange rate risk for the bank
  • Efficiently managing the banks investment portfolio.
  • Develop and implement bank’s policies and procedures
  • Implement CBK regulations and guidelines.
  • Develop dealer, portfolio, trading, and bank limits.
  • Maintain of counterparty relationships, accounts, credit/trading limits and correspondence.
  • Maintain of external relationships with regulators (CBK, CMA, Media) and market bodies.
  • Mobilize deposits from fund managers, banks, corporate clients, and offshore counterparties to fund the balance sheet.
  • Manage pricing of the banks liabilities.
  • In charge of writing, reviewing, and implementation of bank and treasury policies

Position requirements:

Qualifications, Experience,Skills& Personal Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science or related fields from a recognized institution.
  • Certified Public Accountant ( CPA- K) or its equivalent
  • Eight (8) years’ experience in Treasury function out of which 5 years should be at Head or senior management level in a financial institution.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent decision-making and leadership capabilities
  • Customer and Stake holder management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and within strict deadlines
  • Entrepreneurial/Commercial mind-set
  • Computer Literacy


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