Massive Recruitment at Consolidated Bank of Kenya (12 Open Positions)

Last Updated on April 6, 2023

Massive recruitment at Consolidated Bank of Kenya

Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited was incorporated on 7th December, 1989. This was in an effort to stabilise the financial sector through the acquisition of nine insolvent institutions and thereafter restructuring them into a viable, professionally run commercial bank. The Bank enjoys an independent, dynamic, result oriented culture and a flexible and innovative approach. We understand the markets in which our clients operate and offer a service built on personalised and specialised banking solutions. We offer one of the widest range of banking products and services in the market today. We realize that a growing business demands a lot of time and energy. We understand these challenges and continously develop flexible, innovative and convinient financial solutions to help our customers achieve personal and business success. With years of banking experience and special focus on SMEs, we are in a strong position to help growing businesses unlock their potential and sail through the complexities they may face. The bank is fully owned by the Government with the majority shareholding in the bank (78%) held by The National Treasury. The remaining shareholding is spread over twenty-five (25) parastatals and other quasi government organizations.

We are currently recruiting to fill the following positions;

  1. Chief Commercial Officer
  2. Head of ICT
  3. Relationship Manager – Assets
  4. Procurement Manager
  5. Branch Manager (Embu)
  6. Branch Manager (Nakuru)
  7. Business Development Manager
  8. Business Development Officers
  9. Database Administrator
  10. Portfolio Monitoring Officer
  11. Legal Officer
  12. Information Systems Auditor

Chief Commercial Officer

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare annual business development plans, budgets as well as the annual work plans for the division.
  • Review business performance, cost management and implementation of the division strategy.
  • Develop and execute strategies for Corporate, Retail, Marketing, Treasury and Bancassurance in line with the Bank’s strategy.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and inspiration to the team to ensure high level of staff engagement, leading to high Bank performance, higher customer attraction, retention and loyalty.
  • Develop and deliver the business plans through carrying out research, formulating market analysis and strategy and delivering accurate business reports to support the brand strategy and new business models.
  • Build referral and lead generation networks.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with the stakeholders and customers.
  • Ensure the Business Development function has the right people and products to support the Banks’ current and future growth goals.
  • Attend and participate in various Board and Senior Management committees meetings of the Bank.
  • Chair/oversee various Business related projects in the Bank.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Be a holder of a Master’s degree in a business related field from a recognized institution.
  • Possession of a Post graduate qualification in a business related field will be added advantage.
  • Have knowledge and relevant work experience of not less than fifteen (15) years, with at least five (5) years served in senior leadership in a related role in a financial institution.
  • Should have demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of business plans and strategies.
  • Should have sound knowledge of the Banking Act and the regulatory framework in the Financial Services industry.
  • Should have experience in all facets of selling lifecycle including business development, sales, marketing, product management and channel development.

Head of ICT

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all operations of the ICT department and ensure timely provision of ICT services to all functions of the Bank.
  • Formulate, implement and review the Bank’s ICT policies, procedures, strategies and systems to support implementation of strategies set by the Board.
  • Execute departmental objectives in line with the Bank’s strategic plan and align the ICT strategy with the Bank’s strategic plan.
  • Control and manage ICT capital expenditure and budgets, ensuring expenditure is appropriately managed.
  • Oversee all people management matters within the function and develop the teams so as to enhance performance and potential.
  • Regularly review and update the Bank’s ICT strategy ensuring that it continues to reflect changes in the Bank’s objectives, legislation and the external technological environment.
  • Maintain an ICT strategy that ensures the Bank is prepared for changes in the nature of its business.
  • Co-ordinate and oversee the delivery, installation, setting up, testing and implementation of all new software systems and upgrades and implement all system customizations.
  • Ensure compliance with established ICT policies, procedures and statutory regulations and advise management on optimization of ICT resources in the Bank.
  • Formulate and implement a prudent ICT risk management strategy.
  • Ensure business continuity and effective disaster management and recovery planning.
  • Establish strategic service provider partnerships.
  • Participate in the Bank’s strategic development process.
  • Participate in various internal Board and Management Committee meetings.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Be a holder of a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Computing or IT related field from a recognized institution.
  • Must possess professional IT qualification and training such as (ITIL), IT Security (CISA, CISM), Programme and Project Management certification (PMP, Prince 2), IT Networks (CCNP/MCSE).
  • Should possess at least one IT governance certification such as CGEIT and COBIT or other equivalent qualifications.
  • Should be a member of a Professional association such as ISACA or PMI in good standing.
  • Have knowledge and relevant work experience of not less than ten (10) years, with at least five (5) years served in senior leadership in a related role in a financial institution.
  • Should have advanced knowledge of related statutory IT compliance regulations and banking policies, procedures and systems.
  • Must have implemented a core banking system in a financial institution.
  • Should have hands on experience in system support management, IT Service Management and IT Infrastructure.
  • Should have strong knowledge of project management principles.
  • Should possess excellent communication, decision making, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.

Relationship Manager – Assets

Key Responsibilities

  • Marketing for business including new assets and liabilities.
  • Analyzing clients’ business and cash flows to make informed decision on level of borrowing.
  • Preparing Credit Summaries for approval by the Credit committee and Board of Directors.
  • Credit monitoring and control.
  • Meeting with clients, determining their needs and requirements, providing strategic advice, and managing their assets accordingly.
  • Maintaining good client/bank relationships for client satisfaction, thus ensuring mutual benefit of both client and the bank.
  • Conducting risk analysis, preparing financial, asset management, and investment reports, reviewing policies, and developing strategies to maximize asset growth.
  • Preparing management reports.
  • Creating, organizing, and managing client portfolios of assets, increasing their value, and minimizing risks.
  • Monitoring asset performance and recommending corrective measures.
  • Developing strategies to increase ROI and minimize risk factors and losses.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Be a holder of bachelor’s degree in a business related field from a recognized university.
  • Possession of professional banking qualifications such as AKIB and/or CPA (K) will be added advantage.
  • Should have at least 7 years’ experience in Banking 3 of which must be in supervisory position.
  • Should have thorough knowledge and understanding of the banking industry.
  • Should have excellent skills in Sales, Marketing and Customer service management.
  • Should have excellent inter-personal, communication and negotiation skills with the ability to network and develop strong business relations.
  • Should have strong leadership and people management skills with demonstrated competencies in championing high performance management.

Procurement Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop annual procurement plans for the Bank and advise the Bank on matters related to procurement.
  • Provide professional advice on procurement matters to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Work closely with other heads of departments to identify the most economic and reliable sources of goods and services.
  • Prepare and submit various regulatory reports.
  • Accountable for inventory management.
  • Administer existing contracts, monitor contract escalations and pricing mechanisms.
  • Monitor and manage supplier performance.
  • Monitor activities against department objectives and submit performance reports to Management.
  • Identify procurement process improvements and facilitate implementation.
  • Develop the department’s human resources by enhancing professional development, performance management, training and development.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree in Procurement or Purchasing & Supply Management from a recognized university.
  • Should possess professional qualifications in Purchasing and Supply Management from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Management.
  • Must be a registered member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management.
  • Must have a minimum of seven (7) years’ relevant experience at managerial level.
  • Experience with an automated procurement system will be an added advantage.
  • Must possess excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Should be a team player with good analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Should demonstrate high ability and creativity in cost management strategies.
  • Should be dynamic, self-motivated and results oriented.

Branch Manager (Embu)

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement the Bank’s strategy at branch level in terms of growth in customer base with concurrent growth in branch liabilities and assets.
  • Oversee customer service delivery, maintenance and improvement of Retail Banking service standards in order to ensure customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Formulate and implement branch business plans, forecasts and budgets and ensure their control and periodic reviews.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to staff and be responsible for their training and development.
  • Manage the performance of staff to ensure delivery of set targets through diligent performance management.
  • Implement and monitor the operational risk management guidelines for the branch.
  • Support marketing initiatives and monitor and provide regular feedback on products performance.
  • Maintain the look, feel and physical security of the branch premises as well as staff and customers.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Holder of bachelor’s degree in a business related field from a recognized university.
  • Possession of professional banking qualifications such as AKIB and/or CPA (K) will be added advantage.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in general banking, 3 of which should have been in branch management.
  • Should have experience in Credit Analysis and administration.
  • Should have thorough knowledge and understanding of the banking industry.
  • Should have excellent inter-personal, communication and negotiation skills with the ability to network and develop strong business relations.
  • Should have strong leadership and people management skills with demonstrated competencies in championing high performance management.
  • Should have excellent planning, organization, problem solving and analytical skills.

Branch Manager (Nakuru)

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement the Bank’s strategy at branch level in terms of growth in customer base with concurrent growth in branch liabilities and assets.
  • Oversee customer service delivery, maintenance and improvement of Retail Banking service standards in order to ensure customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Formulate and implement branch business plans, forecasts and budgets and ensure their control and periodic reviews.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to staff and be responsible for their training and development.
  • Manage the performance of staff to ensure delivery of set targets through diligent performance management.
  • Implement and monitor the operational risk management guidelines for the branch.
  • Support marketing initiatives and monitor and provide regular feedback on products performance.
  • Maintain the look, feel and physical security of the branch premises as well as staff and customers.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Holder of bachelor’s degree in a business related field from a recognized university.
  • Possession of professional banking qualifications such as AKIB and/or CPA (K) will be added advantage.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in general banking, 3 of which should have been in branch management.
  • Should have experience in Credit Analysis and administration.
  • Should have thorough knowledge and understanding of the banking industry.
  • Should have excellent inter-personal, communication and negotiation skills with the ability to network and develop strong business relations.
  • Should have strong leadership and people management skills with demonstrated competencies in championing high performance management.
  • Should have excellent planning, organization, problem solving and analytical skills

Business Development Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Spearhead the Credit function of the Branch by ensuring growth of a high quality loan book as per set targets.
  • Develop good customer loan facility proposals that comply with the Bank’s credit administration standards and policy.
  • Market new liability accounts in line with the given targets – Deposit mobilization.
  • Review customer demands in the market and recommend products/ services that fit their needs in line with our policy.
  • Keep abreast with new developments in customer preference and advise management on relevant changes.
  • Manage customer relations under personal portfolio and ensure that lasting relations are established with all clients.
  • Ensure turnaround time as per the Service Level Agreements when providing service to customers.
  • In liaison with credit administration unit, ensure timely renewal of insurance policies for assets charged as security and timely updates of valuation reports for properties held as security for loans extended by the Bank under personal portfolio.
  • Effective monitoring of loan repayments, mitigating risks related to default and periodically reviewing the loan portfolio to manage likely problem areas.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and implementation of effective ant-money laundering procedures and controls.
  • Ensure timely submission of management reports.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in a business related field.
  • Possession of professional banking qualifications such as AKIB, ACIB or CPA will be an added advantage.
  • Must have a minimum of five years’ relevant working experience in the banking industry.
  • Should possess strong credit risk management skills.
  • Should have strong customer service orientation and commercial awareness.
  • Should have excellent interpersonal, and negotiation skills with the ability to network, generate new business and develop strong business relations.
  • Should have good knowledge of the Central Bank of Kenya Prudential guidelines and also the Bank’s KYC policy

Business Development Officers

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the credit function of the Branch by ensuring growth of a high quality loan book as per set targets.
  • Develop good customer loan facility proposals that comply with the Bank’s credit administration standards and policy.
  • Market new liability accounts in line with the given targets – Deposit mobilization.
  • Identify and understand specific client needs and deliver on time in line with the Bank’s policies and procedures.
  • Keep abreast with new developments in customer preference and advice management on relevant changes.
  • Manage customer relations under personal portfolio and ensure that lasting relations are established with all clients.
  • Ensure turnaround time as per the Service Level Agreements when providing service to customers.
  • In liaison with credit administration unit, ensure timely renewal of insurance policies for assets charged as security and timely updates of valuation reports for properties held as security for loans extended by the Bank under personal portfolio.
  • Effective monitoring of loan repayments, mitigating risks related to default and periodically reviewing the loan portfolio to manage likely problem areas.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and implementation of effective anti-money laundering procedures and controls.
  • Ensure timely submission of management reports.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in a business related field.
  • Possession of professional banking qualifications such as AKIB, ACIB or CPA will be an added advantage.
  • Must have a minimum of three years’ relevant working experience in the banking industry.
  • Should possess strong credit risk management skills.
  • Should have strong customer service orientation and commercial awareness.
  • Should have excellent interpersonal, and negotiation skills with the ability to network, generate new business and develop strong business relations.
  • Should have good knowledge of the Central Bank of Kenya Prudential guidelines and also the Bank’s KYC policy

Database Administrator

Key Responsibilities

  • Install and upgrade the database server and application tools.
  • Allocate system storage and plan future storage requirements for the database system.
  • Support development and maintenance of the Bank’s digital channels.
  • Modify the database structure, as necessary, from information given by application developers.
  • Enroll users and maintaining system security.
  • Ensure compliance with database vendor license agreement.
  • Control and monitor user access to the database.
  • Monitor and optimize the performance of the database.
  • Plan for backup and recovery of database information.
  • Maintain archived data.
  • Backup and restore databases.
  • Contact database vendors for technical support.
  • Generate various reports by querying from database as per need.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Holder of a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related course from a recognized University.
  • Should possess over 3 years’ experience in database management preferably in a financial institution.
  • Should have professional qualifications in Database Administration (OCA, MCSA-Database Administration).
  • Working knowledge of SQL, PLSQL and/or Linux administration will be added advantage.
  • Should have solid understanding of Core banking systems, ERP, Databases, Servers and Networks.
  • Should have good knowledge in business intelligence (BI) and Analytics.

Portfolio Monitoring Officer

Key Responsibilities

  • Loan Portfolio Monitoring and Management.
  • Deliver high quality portfolio management reports to aid senior management in understanding risk trends and aiding in strategic decision making by business.
  • Statutory Reporting.
  • Proactively identify early warning signs of declining creditworthiness and work with Relationship Managers to ensure early intervention in order to minimize losses.
  • Monitoring of Exceptions in the loan portfolio to keep it within the Bank’s risk appetite.
  • Provide guidance to the Bank on policy requirements relating to portfolio management on existing and new credit products based on lessons learnt from daily monitoring and recommending changes or improvement in the credit policies.
  • Ensure strict adherence to all regulations, statutes, standards, practices and all internal processes and procedures as per the relevant manuals and comply with all relevant external legislation and regulations with regard to Compliance requirements.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Holder of bachelor’s degree in a business related field. Professional banking qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • Should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing a credit portfolio of a commercial bank
  • Should have thorough understanding of CBK regulatory framework and IFRS 9 financial standards.
  • Should be proficient in ICT with excellent working knowledge of Ms. Excel and data analytical skills.
  • Should have strong technical understanding of the banking regulatory environment.
  • Should demonstrate proactivity, precision and attention to detail.
  • Should have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels internally and externally.

Legal Officer

Key Responsibilities

  • Interpret legal texts for the Bank and assist management in interpreting and applying statutes, rules and regulations to ensure compliance of the Bank.
  • Participate in preparing and/or represent the Bank in judicial proceedings regarding enforcement of laws, rules and regulations.
  • Protect members and stakeholders rights, privileges and interests in intellectual property and other product innovations, processes through patents and copyrights and take the necessary action to protect and preserve such rights from infringement.
  • Assist the Company Secretary and Legal Manager in researching legal precedents, investigating facts, preparing legal documents/reports/correspondences.
  • Negotiate contracts, leases, formal agreements and other legal instruments between the Bank and other parties.
  • Facilitate effective and timely security perfection.
  • Maintain legal data-base of the Bank including recording information on on- going cases for the Bank, monitoring of the cases and liaising with the advocates and the business to ensure successful completion of matters.
  • Maintain an updated legal library.
  • Review of legal forms and documents to ensure they are appropriate for business.
  • Provide support in planning and coordinating the annual general meeting (AGM).

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Be a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university.
  • Should have Post-graduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
  • Possession of Certified Public Secretary (CPS-K) qualification will be added advantage.
  • Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing certificate.
  • Should be a member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing.
  • Should have minimum of three years’ experience in providing legal services in a commercial environment.
  • Should have strong communication, writing and presentation skills.

Information Systems Auditor

Key Responsibilities

  • In charge of the Information System audit function of the Internal Audit Department.
  • Develop and implement the annual Information Systems audit plan.
  • Ensure that the Bank develops and maintains sound Information System policies and procedures that minimize risks without compromising efficiency.
  • Assess the risks inherent in the bank’s information systems and recommend measures to mitigate them.
  • Provide system investigation services whenever required.
  • Evaluate the Bank’s compliance with internal information system policies, procedures and operating instructions.
  • Conduct regular and surprise inspection of all procedures, policies and processes ensuring that they comply with all statutory requirements and best practice.
  • Evaluate business continuity and disaster recovery including back up procedures, business continuity and disaster recovery plans, tests, sites, and usability.
  • Evaluate and report on system infrastructure and life cycle management.
  • Review system development, acquisition and maintenance.
  • Ensure change management principles are followed.
  • Provide support to other assurance processes to ensure the overall opinion incorporates the risks identified in the underlying information systems.
  • Monitor the implementation & operation of defined controls and recommendations on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist the Risk department with technical expertise to ensure ICT risks are well managed.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Be a holder of a bachelors degree in Computer Science or IT related field.
  • Should possess professional qualification in Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
  • Possession of other Cisco certifications such as CCNA and CCSP will be added advantage.
  • Should have thorough knowledge of current auditing techniques and experience of the entire audit process.
  • Should possess advanced ACL skills and/or other audit skills.
  • Should have a minimum of five years’ experience in information systems audit.
  • Should have excellent analytical skills and great attention to detail.
  • Should have strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Should have broad knowledge of information systems and operations in view of the internal audit objectives.
  • Should be able to work independently, meet deadlines and obtain results

Method of Application

Qualified and interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send their application in HARD COPIES quoting the title of the position applied for on the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed Curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and the contact information of three referees to:

The Chief Executive Officer

Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited

P.O. Box 51133 – 00200

NAIROBI

All applications should be sent through the above address ONLY, and received no later than 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 19th April 2023. Only selected candidates will be contacted.


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