Banking Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Commercial Bank of Africa

Our client, Commercial Bank of Africa is a financial services provider licensed by the Central Bank of Kenya to offer financial service solutions and advice through innovative and reliable strategies. 

The bank is seeking to recruit a highly ambitious candidate to fill in the following job position in their Nairobi office:
Research Economist
Reporting to the Senior Research Economist in the Treasury Department, the job holder will provide analytical support to the Bank to inform timely decision making. 

The occupant of this role will work closely with various internal parties to provide up to date, industry leading research on economic developments including country-specific economic developments, monetary, fiscal, exchange rate policies among other issues. 

The role will entail conducting regional macro-economic research with specific recommendations to the Bank’s Treasury, Assets and Liability Committee, CBA Capital, Finance department and CBA clients. 

These functions will include 
Key Responsibilities & Percentage Time Spent
  • Macroeconomic analysis (40%)
  • Fixed Income and Equities research (30%)
  • Relationship Management (20%)
  • Report writing (10%)
Competence Requirements
  • Strong quantitative skills. 
  • Experience in using statistical models to simulate and predict future trends and financial/capital market behavior patterns.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.  
  • An inter-disciplinary approach to problem solving.
  • Understanding in treasury operations, international economics and trade finance.
  • Good presentation and communication skills-verbal and written.
  • Good interpersonal and Public Relations skills.
Qualifications and Experience Requirements
  • University Degree preferably in Economics– Upper 2nd Class Honors or equivalent.
  • Proven experience in financial modelling (Econometrics will be an added advantage)
  • Proven experience in report writing 
  • Strong quantitative, qualitative, and organizational skills. 
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to with the subject RESEARCH ECONOMIST by 27th September 2016 12:00noon stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees.

Manager, Business Continuity Management (BCM)
Reporting to the Group Head, Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance, the purpose of this role is to create and sustain a cohesive approach to Business Continuity Management within the Group.

The job holder will achieve this by bringing together the various stakeholders including: Enterprise Risk Management & Compliance, Business Units, Physical Security and IT Disaster Recovery. 

These functions will include 

Key Responsibilities & Percentage Time Spent
  • To provide assurance on the Group’s BCM capability to protect the business, our customers and clients` interests, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders by minimizing the impact of significant incidents or disruptions. (40%)
  • Ensure continuity of the business in a planned and controlled manner, following a significant incident or disruption, to meet the requirements of the business and comply with applicable laws, contracts, regulators and any other factors in the jurisdiction in which the company operates. (30%)
  • Establish responsibility and accountability for BCM and crisis management at senior executive level and ensure that both BCM and Crisis management is embedded as part of business, management, change and development. (10%)
  • Ensure the business requirements for BCM are captured and understood to ensure appropriate plans and capabilities are implemented, tested to validate operational readiness to meet these requirements. (20%)
Competence Requirements
  • Performance Management to optimize own productivity.
  • Technical skills to effectively perform and/or guide performance of Business Continuity management activities/tasks in a manner that consistently achieves high quality standards or benchmarks.
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with and manage customer expectations (internal and external), and other stakeholders who impact performance.
  • Knowledge and experience in modern Business Continuity management practices to initiate and implement tactical changes to support business performance.
  • Knowledge and effective application of all relevant banking policies, processes, procedures and guidelines to consistently achieve required compliance standards or benchmarks.
  • Self-empowerment to enable development of open communication, teamwork and trust that are needed to support performance and customer-service oriented culture.
Qualifications and Experience Requirements
  • University Degree in a relevant field– Upper second or GPA 3.0.
  • CBCI from the Business Continuity Management Institute
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Practical Knowledge of CBK guidelines on BCM and best practice standards.
  • At least 3 years banking or financial markets experience with exposure in Banking operations.
  • Good communication skills with strong personality and ability to work with minimum supervision.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to with the subject BUSINESS CONTINUTY MANAGER by 27th September 2016 12:00noon stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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