Vacancies by Human Capital Synergies, Nairobi, Kenya

Chief Financial Officer

Our Client, a well capitalized technology and solutions provider specific to the insurance sector seeks to recruit a chief Financial Officer.
As part of an executive management team, the CFO will have interaction with various members of a company, both senior and junior. They are seeking an experience and entrepreneurial individual, able to operate within a fast paced and sometimes rapidly evolving environment. CFO is a senior role; hence a high level of energy and expertise is expected for anyone applying for this role.
Responsibilities
·         Providing leadership, direction and management of the finance and accounting team
·         Providing strategic recommendations to the CEO/president and members of the executive management team
·         Managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, and overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting
·         Leading and managing the Company’s annual audit
·         Leading any capital raising efforts, and managing relationships with the Company’s financiers and bankers
·         Managing the Company’s cash flows and ensuring the business has sufficient visibility on cash needs and sources; ensure the Company has adequate cash resources to meet its needs at all times
·         Instituting and ensuring compliance with internal controls and procedures
·         Ensuring full compliance with all regulatory filings, including tax compliance
·         Supporting the CEO in negotiation and management of all supplier contracts and agreements
·         Advising on long-term business and financial planning
·         Establishing and developing relations with senior management and external partners and stakeholders
·         Reviewing all formal finance, HR and IT related procedures
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
·         An MBA or CPA is required.
·         3 years or more experience in the finance services industry and managing a team is desirable – with examples of when you have demonstrated excellence in the workplace.
·         Exhibit a cohesive ability at interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written.
·         Ability to engage with staff and customer at all levels of the organization and exercise sound judgment.

General Manager
Our Client, a well capitalized technology and solutions provider specific to the insurance sector seeks to recruit a General Manager.
The General Manager responsibilities include formulating overall strategy, managing people and establishing policies. To be successful in this role, you should be a thoughtful leader and a confident decision-maker, helping people develop and be productive, while ensuring Company profits are on the rise.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Responsibilities
·         Oversee day-to-day operations
·         Design strategy and set goals for growth
·         Maintain budgets and optimize expenses
·         Set policies and processes
·         Ensure employees work productively and develop professionally
·         Oversee recruitment and training of new employees
·         Evaluate and improve operations and financial performance
·         Direct the employee assessment process
·         Prepare regular reports for upper management
·         Ensure staff follows health and safety regulations
·         Provide solutions to issues (e.g. profit decline, employee conflicts, loss of business to competitors)
Qualifications
·         Proven experience as a General Manager or similar executive role
·         Experience in planning and budgeting
·         Knowledge of business process and functions (finance, HR, procurement, operations etc.)
·         Strong analytical ability
·         Excellent communication skills
·         Outstanding organizational and leadership skills
·         Problem-solving aptitude
·         BSc/BA in Business or relevant field; MSc/MA is a plus
·         Experience of 5-10years

Business Analyst
Our Client, a well-capitalized technology and solutions provider specific to the insurance sector seeks to recruit a Business Analyst.
Responsibilities
·         Serving as a liaison between stakeholders and the software development team together and communicate customer-driven requirements which help define and verify product design.
·         Translating business and user requirements through conversations with customers and internal teams into functional requirements, specified in an appropriate level of detail that can be utilized for development.
·         Generating feature and use bug cases in the issue/change tracking system.
·         Documenting requirements and specifications throughout the requirements and design development cycle. Getting answers to outstanding questions from customers or internal subject matter experts.
·         Ensuring all features are thoroughly designed, documented, and organized according to overall requirements with the appropriate level of detail by coordinating with other teams to leverage on their expertise.
·         Identifying gaps in design, areas for improvement in user experience, and ensuring the design meets the purpose of the change.
·         Creating visual modeling or diagramming of the current and proposed workflows or visualizations based on collaboration with the development team and subject matter experts.
·         Reviewing dashboards to ensure alignment with standard User Interface Guidelines; identifying discrepancies, and coordinating with design and development teams to determine the best plan.
·         Participating in customer discussions to hear how users are utilizing the software and documenting possible conceptual requirements and enhancements.
 Leading the SDLC Process
·         Proactively identifying and driving improvements to the internal process of business analysis, design, documentation, and communication throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC).
·         Shepherding feature cases through the process to ensure outstanding items are being completed on time, following-up with others or escalating as appropriate to meet deadlines.
·         Leading design, change control, estimation, and scoping/sprint planning meetings including agenda preparation and meeting facilitation.
·         Identifying obstacles for the team, and working to remove them to ensure case preparation and development is moving forward.
·         Serving as a resource for engineering and quality assurance to clarify requirements throughout the software development life cycle.
Cross-Functional Communication and Collaboration
·         Facilitating proactive cross-functional collaboration to gather input on design, ensure risks are identified and communicated, and thorough plans are made.
·         Supporting the broader team by communicating and training new functionality internally prior to releases through demonstrations and release documentation.
·         Working with Product Support and documentation team to write product documentation and plan for customer communication.
·         Verify Product Meets Intended Business Need
·         Collaborating on various activities that will improve the product.
·         Working with the product manager to understand, follow, and influence the product roadmap and to document the product’s vision and the project’s scope.
·         Obtaining knowledge and understanding of external standards and guidelines as they apply to CaseGlide products.
·         Working with the Quality Assurance team to record and/or review test plans, test scenarios, and test cases result in preparation for regression testing and product validation.
·         Identifying, documenting and reporting discovered product anomalies and recommending options to increase software consistency.
 Added Advantage
·         Excellent organization skills; ability to determine how to simplify complex tasks and effectively communicate what needs to be done.
·         Excellent communication skills, including listening, writing and speaking. Must demonstrate the ability to confer technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
·         Effective technical writing skills including previous experience in writing procedures or processes relevant to documenting requirements and product design plans.
·         Verify Product Meets Intended Business Need
·         The profound experience of wireframing and data modeling tools such as InVision, Moqups and more.
 Qualifications
·         Experience of 2-4 years
·         E/B.Tech/MSc IT/MCA/MBA

IT Project Manager
Our Client, a well capitalized technology and solutions provider specific to the insurance sector seeks to recruit a Project Manager-IT.
Responsibilities
·         Coordinate with internal resources and clients for the flawless execution of projects
·         Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within the scope and budget
·         Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
·         Ensure resource availability and allocation
·         Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
·         Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
·         Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
·         Report and escalate to management as and when needed
·         Perform risk management to minimize project risks
·         Establish and maintain relationships with client
·         Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
·         Meet with clients to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements of each project
·         Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients as well as the development team
·         Use and continually develop leadership skills
·         Perform other related duties as assigned
·         Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs
Qualifications
·         Proven working experience in project management
·         2-4 years experience
·         Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
·         Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
·         Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus
Skills & Proficiencies
·         Developing and Tracking Budgets
·         Project Management
·         Negotiation
·         Decision Making skill
·         People Management
·         Process Improvement
·         Planning
·         Verbal, Written Communication
How To Apply
Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time telephone number to the email address: jobs1@hcsafrica.com  with Project Manager-IT on the Subject line. Candidates should also indicate their current and Expected remuneration.

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