Banking Jobs in Kenya - Family Bank

Exciting Career Opportunity at Family Bank
To support the growth strategy, we are looking for a dynamic, proactive professional with strong credential and relevant work experience to fill the following position:
ICT PHP Programmer
ICT – PRG/1/1/2018
Reporting to: Software Engineer
Liaises with the ICT Consultants, ICT Team and Branch Network.
Job Purpose: Design, code and implement computer programs for Family Bank; perform analysis and modification of existing programs and operations to meet the bank changing needs and to provide for system enhancements; write maintenance and user documentation to support programs; test and debug programs for accuracy and reliability; instruct program users in proper operation.
Station: Based at the Head Office.
Key Responsibilities
·         Confirms project requirements by reviewing program objective, input data, and output requirements with analyst, supervisor, and client.
·         Arranges project requirements in programming sequence by analyzing requirements; preparing a work flow chart and diagram using knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, programming language, and logic.
·         Codes project requirements.
·         Programs the computer by entering coded information.
·         Confirms program operation by conducting tests; modifying program sequence and/or codes.
·         Prepares reference for users by writing operating instructions.
·         Maintains historical records by documenting program development and revisions.
·         Maintains client confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
·         Ensures operation of equipment by following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
·         Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
·         Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
·         Any other duties assigned to you by Software Engineer.
Competence & Ability
Front End Skills
·         Three (3) years demonstrated experience with the following: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, JSON, DOM; HTML5, JQuery UI, XML/XSL, Event-driven programming in JavaScript and JQuery, Bootstrap.
Back End Skills
Three (3) years demonstrated PHP programming experience using Eclipse PDT including the following;
·         PHP streams for URL access
·         Use of PHP Sessions and associated state-information storage, e.g. serialization
·         Manipulating XML via PHP
·         Regular Expressions
·         MySQL & PostGres database access using PDO
·         Database Transaction Processing
·         Configuration of Eclipse PDT via php.ini
MySQL& PostGres Database Management including;
·         SQL query generation
·         Creation of triggers
·         Creation of stored procedures and functions
·         Knowledge of PL/pgSQL
Working knowledge of Apache administration, e.g.
·         Control access to files/directories
·         Knowledge of mod rewrites and similar devices will be a definite asset
·         Working knowledge of the overall LAMP/WAMP Stack, including installation and configuration.
Experience on both Windows and Linux environments.
Programmers with experience in the following will be at a definite advantage;
·         TCP/IP programming experience
·         Configuration of security settings on all elements of the LAMP stack
·         Web Hosting configuration, e.g. DNS server settings, Email Server configuration, etc.
·         Experience in programming a low level language such as C/C++ on both Windows and Linux
Work Experience
It is highly desirable that the candidate has participated in all cycles of Software Development from Design to Implementation, Maintenance (e.g. bug fixes), Enhancements to newer versions, Migrations between platforms, etc. Use of version control tools will be an added benefit.
Candidates are expected to be self-starters capable of working independently without the need for regular supervision.
Note that the work environment will often require the successful candidate to work extra hours outside the standard 8:00am to 5:00pm work hours, as dictated by factors such as deadlines for business presentations and volume of business demands.
Personal Attributes
·         Results oriented with excellent communication and social skills.
·         A forward planner with clear focus, mature, reliable, hardworking and able to work without supervision.
·         High integrity, reliable, outgoing and hardworking
·         Strong Interpersonal Skills
Interested candidates are invited to visit for details then answer a questionnaire. The web page is a Family Bank web page, and so you can bypass any warning messages about the safety of the link. In addition you will be required to submit your application letter and CV to this web page by COB 19th January 2018.

Chief Risk Officer
Job description
Are you a go-getter, positive minded individual who fits the role profile captured below?
There is an opportunity for ambitious, self-driven individuals to fill the above position.
Reporting to: Board Risk Committee and administratively to the Managing Director.
Direct Reports: Risk Managers/Officers, Compliance Manager
Job Purpose: The CRO is a key member of the senior management team responsible for development and implementation of a robust Enterprise Risk Management framework that enables the Bank to proactively identify, analyze, respond to, monitor and mitigate the key risks to the realization of business strategic objectives as well as ensuring total compliance to regulatory and operational requirements at all times.
The role has overall accountability for ensuring that the Bank has a risk response strategy for specific risks identified and analyzed thus enabling the Bank to pragmatically deal with uncertainty and associated risks.
Key Responsibilities:
·         Development and implementation of a comprehensive Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) infrastructure that integrates risk management with the Bank’s strategic management process
·         Developing and sustaining a risk management culture across the Bank
·         Setting appropriate Risk Management KPIs that facilitate SMART management of risk across the Bank
·         Proactive environment scanning for possible risk events ahead and building risk mitigations to preempt and reduce impact of the identified risk events
·         Serving as the key link between the Board Strategy Committee and management in setting the risk appetite for the Bank and assisting the Board and Management in monitoring and management of risks
·         Managing and participating in key decision-making processes such as strategic planning, capital and liquidity planning, new products and services
·         Ensuring implementation of appropriate Risk Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) discipline for each Business/Department in the Bank
·         Consolidation of “Lessons Learnt” and integration of the same in Bank policies and procedures to continually improve the Risk Management and Compliance in the Bank
·         Ensuring full compliance to AML/CFT, KYC and other regulatory requirements across the Bank
·         Ensuring prompt reporting of risk events at the appropriate level
·         Ensure that the bank policies are approved by the management and the board
·         Actively engage in the process of setting risk measures and limits for the various business lines and monitoring their performance relative to risk-taking and limit adherence
·         Establishing an early warning or trigger system for breaches of the bank’s risk appetite or limits
Policies & Procedures
·         Custodian of the Bank Policies and Procedures; taking a leading role in reviews of the Bank’s risk control policies, processes, data analysis and corresponding controls
·         Ensuring all Policies and Procedures are current and updated regularly
·         In liaison with the HR department, ensuring that all staff are well trained and conversant with the relevant policies and procedures in their respective areas of work
·         Actively participating in Assets and Liabilities Committee (ALCO) of the Bank and providing critical input to help drive decision making on the optimal level of Risk Return trade-offs on transactions, products and business segments
·         Establishment of fraud risk warning model and monitoring system, and quantitative analysis of risk data and
·         Identification of governance loop holes in operating procedures and recommendation of appropriate segregation of duties and responsibilities
·         Dipstick risk management and compliance checks across the Bank
·         Ensure adherence to regulatory risk management framework
People Management:
·         Developing, coaching, motivating and managing the performance of individuals and teams within the department and across the Bank to achieve success in career and business goals
·         Actively providing leadership as a member of EXCO by contributing to the collective Leadership Agenda and sharing business insights/ feedback to maximise the overall performance and wellbeing of the Bank
·         Role modelling the Brand and Corporate Values of the Bank in the internal and external market environment.
The Person:
The ideal candidate must possess the following:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics or Business Related field
·         Holder of a Master’s degree in Business Administration its equivalent an added advantage
·         Professional Qualifications such as ACCA, CPA, CISA
·         In depth knowledge of Banking Operations, Risk and Controls
·         Grasp of CBK prudential guidelines, Basel Rules, Banking Act, IFRS and other statute
·         A minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience in diverse functions of a Bank at senior management level; 6 of which must have been in a senior risk management role in a significant size commercial Bank in Kenya Team leadership skills
Key Competencies and Attributes
·         High level of integrity and passion for driving governance
·         Outstanding organizational and leadership capabilities
·         Exceptional aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
·         Energetic, highly motivated with passion for excellence in achieving business growth
Method of Application
ALL applicants MUST apply online to the email:; closing date is Friday 26th January 2018.
Canvassing will automatically disqualify the candidate.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
“We are an equal opportunity employer”

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