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Project Manager ICT
Are you passionate about technology, with very strong organizational skills and the attitude and the ability to get things done? Are you looking for a challenging, fast-paced role managing a range of ICT projects?
We desire a self-motivated individual who can thrive in an Agile environment, while interacting and communicating effectively with other team members. This position requires extensive experience implementing projects in either waterfall or Agile frameworks coupled with sound analytical ability. The ideal candidate will help define and oversee all aspects of project planning including schedules, resource allocation, and scope.
He/she must understand new technology as it comes together, track cross-functional tasks and deliverables to achieve on-time results which are of a high quality. We want someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and who has a deep understanding and grasp of Agile principles and concepts.
Reporting to the Head – ICT Projects, the Project Manager’s primary ongoing responsibility will be management of projects to ensure that the expected objectives are delivered on time, within budget, with high quality and realization of benefits.
The role holder will ensure the application of appropriate skills, tools and techniques to project activities during the project life cycle, addressing the various needs, concerns and expectations of the stakeholders and balancing the competing project constraints of Scope, Quality, Schedule, Budget, Resources, and Risk.

Roles

·         Lead and manage implementation of projects within a portfolio of competing projects and limited time and resources.
·         Develop processes and procedures to support the achievement of the project objectives.
·         Follow a defined, agreed upon project management methodology for Planning, Defining, Execution,
·         Monitoring and Control, and reporting activities within the project lifecycle.
·         Prepare project initiation and governing documents like, Project Charter and Project Management Plans.
·         Determine the organizational structure of the project team and assemble a cross-functional project staff for their technical or functional contribution to the project.
·         Identify key stakeholders to the project and their roles and value while coordinating activities across different internal and external functions.
·         Assigning work to team members in collaboration with the work stream owner and ensuring the team remains motivated to deliver.
·         Manage project budget and resource allocation as well as constantly checking on project progress toward meeting its objectives, determining the cause of deviations from the plan if any and take corrective actions to address deviations.
·         Facilitate the definition of scope; service levels and user requirements in addition to coordinating partners, vendors and consultants engaged in the project work.
·         Organize and ensure proper and adequate testing phases within projects.
·         Provide regular reporting and presentation of project status, progress, risks and issues to all stakeholders.
·         Convene regular Project Steering Committee meetings that include, Executive Sponsor and other stakeholders.

Requirements

·         A Bachelor’s degree in an ICT related field from a recognized university with a Certification in Project Management – Prince 2 Practitioner or PMP. Certification in Agile Project management will be an added advantage.
·         Minimum 5 years of increasingly responsible experience, including experience successfully managing various projects.
·         Proven consistent experience of successfully managing various ICT projects in both waterfall and agile implementation frameworks.
·         Thorough understanding of project management lifecycle, phases, techniques and tools with strong and tested project management skills, including sponsor and risk management.
·         Outstanding grasp of information technology concepts and processes.
·         Demonstrated aptitude for effective leadership of staff, energy and enthusiasm with a strong client focus.
·         Experience in business process analysis preferably in a multi discipline environment.
·         Highly developed analytical skills with an ability to remain focused on outputs and to adjust delivery mechanisms to meet deadlines and client needs.
·         Knowledge of organization’s methodology and tools with an understanding of IT as a shared service to other areas of the ban
How to Apply
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.keindicating the job reference number PM/SSD/2017 by 2nd November, 2017.

Business Development Manager
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Business Development Manager to join a well-established and growing team in Co-op Trust Investment Services Limited (CISL).
We are looking for experienced professionals and innovative individuals with imagination and determination to deliver a clear vision and first class services. If you have an excellent sales track record in this area with solid experience in investments, this is an opportunity for you.
Reporting to the Head – Business Development and Client service CISL, the role holder will grow the existing sales channels and increase the Net Funds under Management, maintain superior client service to all of the Company’s clients, and develop company products to ensure we remain competitive and ensure all the board’s objectives are achieved.

Roles

·         Participate in formulation and review of Company’s strategic plan including annual targets.
·         Maintain regular communication with the Client to understand their changing circumstances and investment needs.
·         Send investment reports to Clients regularly as stipulated to keep them informed of developments in their investment portfolios including investment performance, update them on current investment market, economic environment and outlook as well as our proposed investment actions in line with investment policy and market expectations.
·         Handling Customer enquiries and resolution of complaints while encouraging feedback with a view to improve service as well as handle client payment requests and validation process to establish instructions originate from the Client.
·         Foster good relationship with the Client and cross sell other group products to them.
·         Handle account closure, establish reason for account closure and document accordingly.
·         Assist in formulation of marketing strategy, identifying target clientele and development of deal pipeline for the respective products.
·         Participate in product development in addition to identifying an appropriate forum to showcase products, prepare proposals to prospect after identifying their investment needs and follow up to close transactions.
·         Submit account opening documents to operations department for forwarding to legal for signature and for Client installation in the System and ensure forward of a counterpart of the investment management agreement to the Client with appropriate welcome letter.
·         Maintain Client files for correspondences, copies of investment reports, Client payment instructions, call reports, file notes and any other documents for the Clients and review them to ensure complete and up to date records. Ensure important Client documents including Investment Management Agreements, Fee agreements, Investment Policies, are stored in the safe.
·         Attending scheduled Staff Meetings, Business Development meetings, and other meetings convened within the division and prepare Call Reports following meetings with Clients, circulate to relevant individuals and retain a copy in the Client File.
·         Communicate to the Investment manager any significant developments affecting the Client to enable timely rebalancing of portfolios as appropriate.
·         Maintain a dash board to monitor performance of portfolio managers in marketing efforts and other appropriate measures.
·         Be familiar with various investments held and be able to offer justification to the Clients on purchase/hold or sale decisions undertaken.

Requirements

·         A Bachelor’s degree in a Business related field from a recognized university. Possession of additional professional qualifications including ICIFA registration, CISI exam modules, CFA Charter holder, CPA K,
·         Professional Marketing courses or relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.
·         Minimum 3 years’ progressively more responsible investment experience in a pensions related field.
·         Knowledge of Hi-portfolio investment system in addition to all round knowledge of Investment products and services and general operations.
·         Working understanding of the rules set up by the market regulators i.e. Retirement Benefits Authority,
·         Capital Markets Authority, Laws relating to Estate Planning and the Kenya Revenue Authority.
·         Excellent communication & inter-personal skills with experience in preparation and presentation of investment reports and proposals
·         Knowledge of current affairs affecting the financial sector of the economy with a general awareness of the historical trends of various market segments that will aid in making forecasts on client targets and timely product offerings.
·         Demonstrated leadership, personnel management, and project management skills.
How to Apply
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.keindicating the job reference number BDM/CISL/2017 by 6th November, 2017.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

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