Thursday, April 4, 2013


Our client KCB, is a leading commercial banking group in the Eastern Africa Region, renowned for its diversity and growth potential. KCB’s vision is to be ‘the preferred financial solutions provider in Africa with global reach’.

The Bank currently commands the largest retail banking network in Kenya and has subsidiaries in Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. KCB has the largest asset base of any bank in East Africa.

As a player in the global financial market, the Bank maintains working arrangements with correspondent banks throughout the world. 

KCB wishes to recruit the following executives:

Chief Business Officer / MD Kenya

Job Ref: 
MN 5707

Reporting to the Group CEO, the position will be responsible for the growth and management of the Kenya Business including Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Mortgage Business, Treasury, Marketing, Logistics and Operations. 

The role which is equivalent to Managing Director position is a Group EXCO position that will be responsible for driving the KCB Kenya business.

Job Profile
  • Development of the overall business strategy covering customer segment strategy (Retail banking, affluent,
  • mortgages, small businesses and corporates), business modeling cost, Risk management.
  • Provide Group services through Operations and Shared Service Centres, Marketing and Logistics.
  • Translation of Business Units strategy into divisional strategy by segments. (Retail banking, affluent, Micro, SMEs, Mid-Corps, Large Corps).
  • Development of Divisional budgets in cooperation with Chief Finance Officer.
  • Development of budgets and targets for each division in cooperation with divisional directors.
  • Monitoring and review of divisions and Kenya business performance and target achievement.
  • Maintenance of relationship with key customers and stakeholders.
  • Securing quality-of-service delivery to all customer segments and products.
  • Development of current customers and active acquisition of selected new customers.
  • Monitoring of application of limits/procedures regarding handling of risk; contribution to early recognition of risks.
  • Supporting business development in subsidiaries (products, channels, marketing)
  • Manage functional teams performance and development.
Person Profile
  • University Degree preferably in a Business related field.
  • Having post graduate and / or Banking qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Minim urn of 10 years experience in commercial banking covering Corporate, Retail and Mortgage business with at least 8 years in a senior to top management position.
  • Good overall appreciation and knowledge of the Banking Industry, latest market trends as well as challenges.
  • Track record of success and delivery of business results.
  • Excellent Cross-Cultural People Management skills, Team Motivation and Leadership Competence.
  • A good understanding of Bankin9 Law and Practice as well as Corporate Governance Principles.
  • Sound IT proficiency.
  • An appreciation of Risk Management and Knowledge of internal controls.
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills with proven people, leadership, communication and negotiation skills
  • Proactive and customer-focused.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills; and 
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills.
Apply before 20th April 2013

Chief Financial Officer

Job Ref:
 MN 5708

Reporting to the Group CEO, the position will be responsible for the proposal and execution of Financial Strategy and Capital Structure for the KCB Group as well as the definition and management of strategic planning and budgeting processes (corporate development and performance management process). 

This is a Group EXCO position that will be responsible for the Finance Division across the group.

Job Profile

The position will be responsible for among others the following key deliverables:
  • Liaise with the Group CEO, Country Managing Directors and the Board to prepare and implement the financial strategy.
  • Management and support of financial planning and budgeting processes for the Group and the business units.
  • Effective management of the execution of all Projects commissioned in KCB Group.
  • Effective management of investor relations across KGB Group (existing and prospective).
  • Planning of the capital structure of the Group (legal and market requirements), including activities such as proposal of dividends and corporate actions, recommendations on appropriate opportunities (e.g., partnerships, acquisitions).
  • Liquidity planning and the Setting fund transfer pricing and allocation of costs / revenues across different units.
  • Management information and reporting through the establishment of transparent and clear management reporting system. Suggestion of measures for performance improvement. Productivity analysis.
  • Group Accounting and external Financial Reporting. Preparation of financial results for communication to relevant external parties (tax/legal, investors7 etc..).
  • Carries out the Asset-Liability management functions (balance sheet optimization, hedging, Investments, trading), including Capital Market activities.
  • Oversee and coordinate statutory audits by Central Banks, Revenue Authorities and any other financial services regulators.
  • Provide ALCO with reports so as to facilitate efficient and effective resource utilization.
  • Managing the Banks taxation issues ensuring compliance.
  • Manage functional teams performance and development.
Person Profile
  • University Degree preferably in a Business related field and a CPA(K)/ACCA or equivalent accounting qualifications. Having a post graduate and / or Banking qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience ii Financial Management with at least 8 years in a senior to top management position.
  • Excellent Cross-Cultural People Management skills, Team Motivation and Leadership Competence.
  • A good understanding of Banking Law and Practice as well as Corporate Governance Principles.
  • Sound IT proficiency.
  • An appreciation of Risk Management and Knowledge of internal controls.
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills with proven people, leadership, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proactive and customer-focused.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills; and demonstrate excellent organizational skills.
Apply before 12th April 2013

Director Audit
Job Ref. MN 5709
Reporting to the Group CEO and the Audit Committee of the Group Board, the role holder directs the planning and execution of audits to evaluate the Bank’s internal control Infrastructure as well as reviews structures of Internal controls supporting operations. 

The position is responsible for the Audit Division in KCB Kenya whose departments comprise Business Governance Audit, Branch Network Audit, Information Systems Audit and Quality Assurance. 

Audits all business units (Head Office and Bank Branches) across the KCB Group. 

The position is responsible for the consistency in and execution of Audit methods, policy and procedures across KCB Group.

Job Profile
  • Leading and directing the Audit Division team to execute audit projects in conformance with professional standards across the Group.
  • Setting and operating to agreed budgets and deadlines.
  • Prepare and execute annual and long-term risk-based Audit plans to provide appropriate coverage of compliance activities.
  • Ensure execution of the Compliance Audit plan within departmental methodology, policies and standards.
  • Provide management with an independent and objective evaluation of the control environment and evaluate management’s control consciousness.
  • Provide assurance on effectiveness of Internal controls framework enabling fraud prevention.
  • Communicating regularly with senior management of the functional area to discuss the Audit plan status, results of the Audit work, and quarterly reporting.
  • Prepare quarterly monitoring document for compliance.
  • Involvement in Compliance Audits includes; scope determination, Audit planning memos, issue development and report writing.
  • Conduct, as appropriate, quality assurance reviews to ensure compliance with department documentation standards.
  • Lead Audits on Governance and Ethical issues.
  • Coordinate with appropriate control groups and external auditors in planning and executing audit work.
  • Effectively coach, and develop team members in all aspects of the audit methodology.
  • Supports the work of the Group Audit Committee.
  • Act as coach and mentor to senior and staff auditors.
Person Profile
  • Bachelor’s level degree in Business including Economics, Finance, Accounting, or related field. Masters degree qualification in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Must be a certified public accountant.
  • Certification in Quality Control Assurance Standards and or Methods (e.g. Six Sigma, CISA or similar equivalent) will be an added advantage.
  • 10 or more years of progressive Audit experience with at least 5 years at senior level.
  • Proficient understanding of the Internal Audit process including risk assessments, planning, scheduling, and reporting.
  • A strong technical understanding of the regulatory environment with respect to the Statutory and Regulatory requirements in Financial Services.
  • A significant technical understanding of the Bank’s structures, processes and systems.
  • Proven ability to lead projects and initiatives that drive performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people in a way that inspires, develops, and delivers results.
  • Demonstrated track record of Integrity, effective communication, innovation, and performance excellence.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to deliver high quality, actionable feedback to client management on control issues and potential solutions to close gaps.
Apply before 12th April 2013

Company Secretary
Job Ref. MN 5710
Reporting to Group CEO and the Group Board, this position is responsible for ensuring that the Bank complies with all relevant laws and regulations and provision of legal services and compliance with best practice standards of corporate governance. 

The Company Secretary is Secretary to the Group Board, and acts as a point of communication between
the Group Board of Directors, Country Board Directors and the Company shareholders, maintains the shareholders register and reports in a timely and accurate manner on company procedures and developments and is the Custodian of all business contracts.

The Company Secretary manages the Legal Advisory Unit, Shares Registry, Credit Support Litigation Unit and Securities and Documentation Unit.

Job Profile
  • Secretary to the Group Board.
  • Organize, prepare agendas for, and take minutes of Board meetings and annual general meetings and communicate promptly decisions made for appropriate action or Implementation.
  • Maintain statutory books, including registers of members, directors and secretaries.
  • Ensure that the Bank’s legal risks are managed effectively and efficiently.
  • Provide advise to the business on legal and governance implications of proposed policies and/or decisions.
  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment, and take appropriate action.
  • Liaise with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and ensure proper, timely and cost- effective advice is available to the Bank.
  • Manage the Bank’s Securities & Documentation Unit and ensure efficiency in its operations
  • Develop and oversee the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, as well as its legal and statutory requirements.
  • Manage the Bank’s Share Registry and ensure efficiency in its operations.
  • Manage functional teams performance and development.
Person Profile
  • Law Degree
  • Advocate of the High Court.
  • Certified Public Secretary qualification and a member of ICPSK.
  • 10 years as Company Secretary in a Blue Chip Organization.
  • A strong technical understanding of the regulatory environment with respect to the statutory and regulatory authorities
  • Proven ability to lead projects and initiatives that drive performance.
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate, regulatory and company law, rules and norms.
  • Excellent communication skills.
Apply before 12th April 2013

The above positions are demanding roles for which the bank will provide competitive packages for the successful candidates. 

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts and quoting the job title and reference number in the subject field to

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