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Head of Finance Systems & Operational Risk, Africa (GFS Kenya & Ghana) – (2100029893)

Posting Date: 10/Nov/2021, 9:43:47 AM

Unposting Date: 20/Nov/2021, 12:59:00 AM

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 About Standard Chartered We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.   To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit.  It’s about showing how you embody our valued behaviours – do the right thing, better together and never settle – as well as our brand promise, Here for good.  We’re committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture – one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

Job purpose:

Finance Systems, Operational Risk:

  • To provide guidance and support to all Africa countries in managing their operational risk. In addition to local finance systems support, enabling an effective bridge between country teams, Group OR and Finance systems teams within the Group
  • Work closely with Country CFOs in driving an effective Operations risk management framework, and promoting a strong risk management and compliance culture.
  • To be the single point of contact for Finance Systems for Africa region and drive the local implementation of global change initiatives based on Finance global standards, working closely with the FT Program Manager Africa and Country CFOs in the region.   

Head GFS Africa:

  • Work with the Head Global Finance Services, to align GFS Africa with group, migrate best practice processes and a standard operating model.
  • Support Finance Transformation initiatives across GFS Africa, ensuring the region is represented appropriately, actively participates in all work streams and delivers on all FT benefits
  • Provide local oversight and direction to all GFS Teams in Kenya and Ghana.
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The Role Responsibilities

Management of Finance Operational Risk

  • Ensure that Operational Risk Management Framework and related policies and guidelines have been implemented and are functioning effectively in African countries.
  • Provide assurance that operational risk identification and measurement capabilities are objective, consistent and compliant with Group standards and applicable regulations.
  • Conduct and coordinate the Regional Finance Operational Risk Forum (FORM FORUM) and ensure that all risks / issues for the region are clearly articulated, discussed and followed up for closure.
  • Liaise with Finance Operational Risk and Policy to ensure there is adequate training of FORMs in compliance and operational risk.
  • Conduct peer reviews to support Country Operational Risk teams in order to avoid / minimize operational risk.
  • Ensure that processes exist in the countries to review and resolve the daily TP vs GL recon. If required liaise with the systems maintenance teams, IT, Operations and Business Finance to resolve the same.
  • Represent Africa region in project working groups sharing best practices and highlight top OR issues for the region.
  • Support Country teams in designing and implementing control measures and monitoring plans for compliance and operational risk management and ensure their effectiveness.
  • Own regional / country roadmap for local regulatory reporting requirements, ensuring global finance data standards, systems and operational capabilities are optimized.

Finance Systems

  • Manage the implementation of business multi-country and multi-product projects within the region, liaising with the business, GTO and Group Finance systems as appropriate.
  • End to end accountability for the local delivery of finance technology solutions to agreed time, cost, quality and scope within accepted risk parameters at both the country and regional level.
  • Ensure process, standards and risk compliance (including security, regulatory and audit requirements) are met.
  • Ensure information / data standards are in line with group policy and meet all regulatory and financial reporting requirements, working with the Data Management Committees as required
  • Allocate resources effectively to maximize efficiency of all the projects and manage the demand and supply of the Finance Systems resources.
  • Develop and maintain effective financial information systems to satisfy the reporting needs of the region, including identifying with Group Finance Systems, a strategy/roadmap for the replacement of IDS.
  • Ensure delivery of FT benefits to realize cost efficiencies, leveraging improved data standards, automation and standardization

GFS Governance

  • Implement the strategy for the Global Finance Services in Africa to align to the Group Standard Operating Model.
  • Implement robust performance management metrics for the Global Finance Services in Africa.
  • Ensure robust end to end processes and control between the country teams, group functions and the Global Finance Services in Africa.
  • Ensure all Global Finance Services in Africa governance processes are embedded within Country Finance Kenya.
  • Implement robust and defendable SLAs and charging mechanisms for the Global Finance Services in Africa.
  • Drive operational excellence across Africa Finance, through leadership in the development and implementation of re-engineering initiatives, building scale in the Global Finance Services in Africa and maximizing efficiencies in country to create capacity and invest in building capability.

GFS Oversight and People

  • Provide strong leadership to the Country Finance Operational Risk in order to attract, retain and develop finance professionals in the team, to effectively support and advise the business.
  • Drive the implementation of the Finance Capability framework across the region
  • As a senior leader in the Finance function, actively drive and participate in learning & development initiatives to continue to build the skills of the function to meet the changing demands of the industry
  • Embed a high performance culture and ensure a robust approach is taken to deliver high quality succession pipelines.
  • Working with the Head Global Finance Services and the respective GPMs and CoEs, to enhance awareness of Africa Finance across the function globally, and that the Africa Finance function is fully engaged in all group initiatives.
  • Guide and train relevant country teams in proper identification and escalation of operational risks according to Group Standards.
  • Play a leadership role in driving the development and implementation of re-engineering initiatives, including Finance Transformation.

Finance Transformation Agenda

  • Support local implementation of global change initiatives based on Finance global standards.
  • Coordinate and liaise with Group teams and countries in resolving queries and providing relevant information
  • Proactively review the portfolio of FT initiatives affecting region/Country and work with FT team to resolve scheduling or resource conflicts.

Country Responsibilities

  • Participation in country CFO strategy sessions and aligning same to GFS deliverables.
  • Engagement with CFOs on adhoc demands that requires support from GFS and structured regular calls with CFOS on priorities and support required from GFS.
  • AME CFO meetings- GFS MT/site lead meetings/GPM COE Quarterly catch ups/command center calls. 
  • Participating in Command Centre/in country leadership team meeting.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Support country teams in audits and regulatory interactions.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Relevant professional qualifications, likely to have 10 years or more experience in a finance role within a bank.
  • Understanding and knowledge of international financial reporting standards, corporate law and secretarial practices, tax laws and other applicable regulatory standards such as Basel / Internal Control Standards / listing regulations.
  • Extensive banking experience and familiarity with accounting for a broad spectrum of products; an understanding of the changing external environment and ability to anticipate and communicate changes and impact to the business. Sound knowledge and experience in relation to internal controls in a banking environment.
  • A strong communicator with good written and oral communication skills and experience of effective management of senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively balance conflicting demands and to provide constructive challenge and feedback to business leaders.
  • Comfortable with change, demonstrable experience of continuous improvement and re-engineering initiatives.
  • Strong people leadership capabilities, with proven experience of building teams and developing talent.
  • Strong stakeholder management abilities with proven experience of sustainable working relationships with peers in the organization.

Network Manager – (2100030256)

Posting Date: 08/Nov/2021, 1:55:32 PM

Unposting Date: 23/Nov/2021, 2:59:00 AM 

About Standard Chartered We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.   To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit.  It’s about showing how you embody our valued behaviours – do the right thing, better together and never settle – as well as our brand promise, Here for good.  We’re committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture – one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base. The Role Responsibilities

The responsibilities include the following.

  • Situation Management – Network related major incidents and Critical Migrations.
  • SME level troubleshooting of complex network incidents and faster recovery by applying technical fix.
  • Key engagement with external service providers, vendors, Advance TAC, regional and global network teams, security teams, wider technology support team and management, application/business support.
  • Manage excellence in Incident / Problem / Change Management of SCB Global WAN/LAN & Security Infrastructure
  • Manage High Critical Incident calls that involve complex multi-component, multi-platform issues together with peer Infrastructure teams like OS Platforms, Middleware, DB, and Application support
  • Ensure end-to-end root cause analysis and regular reporting for production issues is carried out in a way that meets business and technology requirements
  • Support system audits when asked and ensure all holes and vulnerabilities are closed in and the sign-off.
  • Recommend and manage relevant end-to-end service improvement initiatives to address risk mitigation and service stability.
  • Ensure accurate and regularly updated information related to network physical inventory, logical inventory, network diagram, network traffic flow, technical troubleshooting documents and operational process documents.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort for identifying problematic areas and providing permanent fixes.
  • Communicating and interacting with clients for providing expert advice.
  • Assist in implementing Global Projects, owning the processes and documentation as required by individual Projects.
  • Provide technical direction for systems migration and integration.
  • Meeting and exceeding defined service level metrics on timeliness and accuracy.
  • Work as a global team to manage the operations of multiple customers with multiple shift operations.

Contribute to the development of short- and long-term strategic network improvement goals.Our Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate should possess:

  • Graduate degree in a technical discipline with good professional certifications.
  • Around 5 to 8 years of in-depth, hands-on working knowledge in Network WAN/LAN with Security technology and Operational experience in a ISP environment – with BFSI industry or in a RIM profile handling large enterprise Banking and Financial Services Industry experience.
  • Proven ability to manage diverse stakeholder expectations.
  • SME level technical & analytical skills, with experience in root cause analysis and network performance tuning is necessary.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills for articulating thoughts clearly with stakeholders ranging from engineers to senior business management
  • Industry certifications CCNP Equivalent is Mandatory.

Following Skills are highly desired at deep technical level:

  • Switching / Routing (WAN & LAN) – Cisco and Juniper (Preferred).
    • Security Platforms – Juniper SRX, Cisco ASA Firewalls, VPN Gateways (Optional)
    • IP Services like DNS, DHCP, IPAM, AAA Platforms (Optional)
  • Experience in working with cross-border teams, preferably in Banking and Financial Services Industry.
  • Must have good time management skills and excellent customer focus.
  • Ability to work and communicate with external clients and multiple groups within the company.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity – allowing understanding of how business expectations differ in different cultural environments.

Head, Credit & CPBB Risk Controls, AME – (2100029979)

Posting Date: 02/Nov/2021, 12:32:14 PM

Unposting Date: 17/Nov/2021, 12:59:00 AM 

About Standard Chartered We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.   To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit.  It’s about showing how you embody our valued behaviours – do the right thing, better together and never settle – as well as our brand promise, Here for good.  We’re committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture – one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base. The Role Responsibilities

  • Ensure fitness for asset/credit growth for the markets in the AME/E Region.
  • Implement the operating model and strategic direction for the Region for CPBB Credit & Retail Risk Operations.
  • Work with Regional CCO, CPBB, AME/E to implement the CPBB Risk Policies, processes with the help of process owners.
  • Responsible to ensure proper monitoring and control of risks, efficiency, effectiveness and quality of Risk in the countries of responsibility.
  • Support initiatives on Standardization, Automation and Hubbing/Centralisation of activities without compromising on Risk
  • Oversight of Risk to ensure proper management of in-country and regional processes.
  • Provide assurance that the DOI and Role and Responsibilities implemented are being effectively executed and adhered to in the regions.
  • Identify and share industry best practices and work with the Credit & Retail Risk Operations teams for their feasibility and implementation.
  • Ensure all policies and procedures in the countries for the Region comply with Group Policies and Standards. Ensure proper and updated documentation in place for in-country policies and procedures.
  • Provide inputs for Country, Regional or Group risk committees when required.
  • Provide oversight and assurance across the Regional CPBB risk, ensuring compliance with the highest standards of regulatory and business conduct and compliance practices as defined by internal and external requirements.
  • Support CCHs and the management team to implement Credit Risk Management Policy framework. Perform independent review and challenge to the policy and to ensure that all standards and polices are aligned with the target governance frameworks and enable effective controls.

Regulatory & Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders

Internal

  • RCCO CPBB, AME/E, CCHs, CCROs
  • Regional / Country Business Heads and Product Heads
  • Country Collections Heads
  • Financial Crime Risk

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Expert Knowledge of Credit & Risk Operations controls (policies, Standards and Frameworks)
  • Broad understanding of banking information management infrastructure and operational processes
  • Strong leadership qualities, with the ability to motivate and lead multi-country teams in changing & challenging situations
  • Strong analytical and dispute resolution skills, and the ability to command the respect of a cross functional set of professionals at a senior level
  • Ability to make independent decisions with a strong sense of empowerment
  • Skills in project management and process improvement
  • Non-technical Skills: Strong written / oral communication and influencing skills.  Ability to create effective work relationships within and across functions & borders.
  • Governance, Oversight and Controls: Strong leadership capabilities and management skills, with the ability to deliver effective controls within Risk through both directly and indirectly managed and the virtual team.

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