Microfinance Jobs in Kenya - SACCO

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Stima Sacco
…..Empowering members for life
Society Vision: To redefine financial wellness
Stima DT Savings and Credit Cooperative Society Limited (Stima Sacco) is a leading countrywide, fast growing and licensed DTS (Deposit Taking Sacco).
In order to achieve the planned growth, the Sacco is looking for qualified and competent persons to fill the following vacancy:
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Job Summary: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the job holder will be responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer.
This includes planning and organizing the day to day activities as required of the CEO’s Office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
1) Ensure communication, planning schedules, appointments, meetings, reports and associated tasks are well organized in the Chief Executive Office.
2) Organize management and Board meetings.
3) Manage the CEO Diary.
4) Manage and prioritize workflows to ensure that meeting reports, minutes, correspondence and matters for the attention of the CEO are dealt with in a professional and timely manner.
5) Handle general administrative support to the Chief Executive Office in the controlling of daily activity, diary schedules and set up meetings as requested
6) Receive guests, customers, members, visitors and all corporate guests for the CEO’s office.
7) Develop and maintain a contact database for clients, vendors, key stakeholders, regulators, etc. and ensure that these are updated on a regular basis.
8) Ensure all documents from Chief Executive Office are professionally styled and presented in accordance with the Sacco corporate standards.
9) Draft routine correspondence on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer.
10) Verify administrative expenses and claims and forward them for requisite action.
11) Take care of parking arrangements and access controls for external visitors.
12) Ensure that all physical and electronic records including company documents are safely kept and a record of the same retained at all times.
13) Arrange for local and international travel logistics for Board and Management members which include visa processing, flight and hotel bookings, scheduling of meetings/visits, coordination with travel agencies.
14) Screen telephone calls, enquiries and requests and delegating where appropriate.
15) Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.
Key Qualifications and Skills
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field.
·         Professional qualification in Communication, PR or Company Secretarial duties will be an added advantage.
·         At least five (5) years’ work experience in a reputable financial institution in a similar or equivalent position.
·         Proven track record in successful of working with a CEO/Director level functions in a financial institution, and/or other related fields.
·         Excellent organisational and prioritisation competence, with attention to details.
·         Proactive attitude and ability to take initiative and work independently.
·         Excellent knowledge of computer applications.
·         A good team player/leader.
·         Strong interpersonal skills, outgoing personality, and ability to work independently and effectively under pressure and on strict deadlines and in a multicultural setting.
·         Excellent knowledge of computer applications.
·         Superior oral and written communication skills.

ICT Risk & Quality Assurance Officer
Reporting to the Head of Risk, the job holder will be responsible for management of Society’s ICT Risk Framework and its associated controls, including Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
1) Develop and Operationalize the Sacco’s ICT Risk Management Framework.
2) Conduct ICT Vulnerability and Penetration Test and follow-up on implementation of appropriate safeguards for identified vulnerabilities.
3) Spearhead the Cyber Security efforts in the Society jointly with ICT team and conduct continuous awareness for staff.
4) Conduct ICT Projects and Product Risk Assessments and Quality Assurance and report to the Management.
5) Review the adherence and or compliance with Society Disaster Recovery Policy and conduct regular disaster recovery tests of the Disaster Recovery (DR) site.
6) Champion review of the Society’s Business Continuity Management (BCM) Policy and implementation to fit the required standards and or best practices.
7) Review and monitor on a continuous basis adherence and compliance with Society ICT policies, assessing the adequacy, effectiveness of ICT General and Application controls
8) Conduct regular system data analytical reviews to identify and escalate exceptions about Society policies and procedures.
9) Participate in appropriate Application System Testing activities including the implementation of the Society’s Business Intelligence module.
10) Participate in conduct of Society-wide Risk Awareness Training for all Departments and Branches at the Society with specific emphasis on system based risk and control issues.
11) Participate in conduct of Society-wide (Departmental, Branch, Project and Product- level) Risk Assessments and accompanying Risk Response Action Plans.
12) Participate in development and Implementation of a Risk Monitoring and Reporting Framework for monitoring the implementation of the RAF and the Society-wide Risk Response Plans.
13) Participate in initiation of the development and implementation of a Risk Management Dashboard with emphasis on ICT based parameters.
14) Monthly and quarterly reporting to the Management Risk Committee and the Board Audit Risk and Compliance Committee respectively.
15) Suggest methods to improve ICT risk analysis and reporting to the Management Risk Committee, and the Board Risk Committee
Skills and Qualifications
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business and ICT or related field from a recognized University.
·         Possess professional qualification such as CEH, CISSP, CRISC, CISA, CISM or other related field.
·         Certifications in ICT Security, Audit and Risk Management and or other relevant training shall be an added advantage;
·         A minimum of five (5) years working experience in ICT, Banking Operations, Audit, Risk Management and/or Compliance practices, with at least two (2) in ICT Security environment.
·         Comprehensive understanding of ICT Project Management, Quality Assurance, Cyber Security, Secure Application Development, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery concepts.
·         Comprehensive knowledge of ERM concepts, operations and ICT risk management concepts.
·         High analytical skills to be able to challenge status quo based on qualitative facts and impacts.
·         Demonstrate excellent report writing and presentation skills.
·         The candidate should be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.


Branch Manager
Job Summary: Reporting to the Chief Manager Operations, the job holder will be responsible for the smooth running of the Branch functionally and administratively.
Duties and Responsibilities
1) Head of the Branch responsible for all the activities at the Branch.
2) Administer and interpret Society policies and procedures.
3) Implement and promote Society products and services.
4) Monitor and ensure the accuracy of all Branch transactions.
5) Monitor cash levels held at the vault and by tellers on daily basis.
6) Grow a healthy loan book portfolio in accordance with the Society’s standards.
7) Grow Branch business in Total Assets, Deposits, Membership and non-funded Income.
8) Ensure effective and efficient customer service delivery and in particular ensuring compliance with the Society’s Customer Service Charter.
9) Ensure security of employees, cash and other valuable Society assets and documents.
10) Ensure compliance with the relevant statutory, legal and regulatory requirements in execution of Branch operations.
11) Ensure compliance by the Branch with Occupational, Safety and Health requirements.
12) Liaise with other function heads and other relevant stakeholders on issues relating to the Branch.
13) Report in accordance with the laid down Society’s reporting structures.
14) Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.
Key Qualifications and Skills
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or related field.
·         Certified professional banker or other related professional qualifications will be an added advantage.
·         Previous experience of working with an ERP system preferred.
·         Minimum five (5) years relevant experience at supervisory level in the financial sector.
·         Sound knowledge of Banking and Sacco laws and regulations.
·         A person of integrity, team player with effective communication skills.
·         Strategic thinker with good commercial acumen and ability to identify economic opportunities in changing environment and capitalize on them.
·         Conversant with current trends in consumer banking with a strong commercial orientation.
·         Customer focused – striking a solid balance between external and internal customer orientation.
·         Excellent leadership, interpersonal and team management skills.
·         Proficiency in computer skills.


MS Dynamics Developer – 3 Year Contract
Job Summary: Reporting to the ICT Manager, the job holder will be responsible for providing technical expertise in the design and development of Ms Dynamics and Project customizations and integrations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
1) Develop software programming solutions using Microsoft’s Client-Server Integrated Development Environment (C/SIDE), Visual Studio, SQL Server, and other related systems.
2) Create new and modify existing customizations and integrations as requested by the Society.
3) Provide input to team members regarding software application change design and data analysis.
4) Perform software development-level testing and quality control, ensuring customer requirements are met according to predetermined specifications.
5) Create programming for system integrations and data import and export processes.
6) Perform ERP system upgrades using Microsoft Dynamics NAV upgrade toolkits.
7) Adhere to standardized technical documentation processes used by the Society and Microsoft.
8) Meet established project objectives and deadlines using milestones, delivering technical requirements on time and on budget.
9) Work with the Project Managers, Business Analyst and Consultants to understand the business and or application requirements of the assigned tasks.
10) Keep up-to-date on new technology, features and functionality released in Microsoft’s Dynamics NAV system.
11) Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.
Skills and Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Bachelor of Science Information Technology.
·         Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer professional certification is a requirement.
·         Experience in Sacco, banking, finance, inventory, purchasing, sales, quality assurance, HRMIS is a plus.
·         Experience in developing applications, 5+ years of C#, Visual Studio, .Net, JavaScript,
·         Experience with SQL Server 2016, RDLC.
·         Experience working with common third party add-on solutions and their integration with MS NAV desired.
·         Prior NAV upgrade and data migration experiences desired.
·         Strong attention to detail and ability to understand business process workflows and how they might be optimized.
·         Proven ability to write effective system and process documentation –including business and system requirements, process diagrams, and data flow charts.
·         Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the business.
·         Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives with minimum of supervision.
·         Excellent organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple demands
·         The candidate should be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants should send their Application Letter and Detailed CVs to msdynamic2018@stima-sacco.com on or before 5pm on 10th August 2018 indicating the position applied for as the subject line.
Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.
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