Vacancies at Spire Bank Kenya

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Senior Officer – Internal Audit

Summary Purpose of the Job:

  • To independently and reliably review the bank’s internal control processes, operational and financial information for assurance on the effectiveness of risk management, controls and governance.
  • To provide objective and professional evaluation and compliance of the Bank’s policies, procedures and CBK requirements and guidelines and assist the management in accomplishing their objectives.
  • Work closely with Head of Internal Audit department and other functional departments, and all organizational levels both within the Bank and with outside agencies as required

Key Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Take part in establishing risk-based audit plan and audit programmes i.e. planning operations to be audited and the frequency of such audits based upon an objective risk assessment model and within guidelines issued by the Board Audit Committee.
  • Plan and execute detailed financial, operational and compliance risk based audits in accordance with approved audit plan, audit manual and appropriate auditing standards
  • Consistent review of the audit programs in line with the changing environment, policies and regulations
  • Assists Head of Internal Audit during audit activities with external auditors and CBK inspectors as required.
  • Recommends changes in policies and/or procedures to increase efficiency of operations and improve safeguards over the Bank’s assets.
  • Discuss audit findings with the process owners and agree on the recommendations for improvements.
  • Document results of audit work in accordance with the charter and IIA guidelines for discussion with the Head of audit and the process owners
  • Conduct follow up reviews on previous audit reports/processes to determine if agreed internal control improvements have been implemented
  • Conducts special investigations to identify lapses and represent audit in projects to ensure controls are in place.
  • Carrying out other duties and assignments as assigned from time to time

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Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Business or Finance from a recognized University.
  • Must have qualifications in CPA K, or ACCA.
  • CIA, CISA is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in in a reputable audit firm or a financial institution.

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Working knowledge of electronic working papers tools e.g. Team Mate.
  • Strong analytical skills and report writing
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills;
  • Able to work with minimum supervision;
  • Good understanding of bank processes and knowledge of the regulatory framework

Legal Officer

Summary Purpose of the Job:

Serve as a Legal Officer for the Bank responsible for facilitating the execution of legal mandate of the Bank by providing efficient and effective legal services as required.

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Key Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • To assist in handling of all the litigation matters involving the Bank.
  • To assist in conducting of legal research, collate evidence, preparing witnesses for pre-trials and hearings, prepare legal briefs and opinions as well as develop effective defense strategies,
  • arguments and testimony in preparation for legal proceedings of legal cases in liaison with external lawyers.
  • Represent the Bank before any court or tribunal or to watch brief (where necessary). Preparing, reviewing and vetting demand letters, pleadings, statutory notices, affidavits and other relevant debt recovery and litigation documents served upon the bank and drafting appropriate responses.
  • Liaise with external advocates on the progress of all the court cases where the bank is involved and submit weekly and monthly status reports on the position in court.
  • Provide support on all debt collection related matters, create legal awareness and provide advice on suitable action to avert and/or minimize litigation.
  • Assist in the recovery of all NPA Accounts to the maximum extent possible.
  • Maintaining accurate management information on the entire Litigation and NPA portfolio.
  • Engaging the bank and other litigants in Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms with a view to arriving at an expedited out of court settlement.
  • Action on inward communication from customers, agents and advocates within the required bank standards and SLA.
  • Ensuring all invoices received for services rendered to the bank in litigation and NPA matters are in compliance with the SLA’s, drawn to scale and are paid in time
  • Maintain adequate diary and/or bring up system and follow-up on diarized matters.
  • Giving internal legal advice on various matters affecting the operations of the bank as and when requested to do so by the affected department and or branch.
  • Liaising on a continuous basis with the bank’s legal service providers and ensuring external legal activities in regard to litigation and recoveries are coordinated and done in an efficient
  • and effective manner.
  • To maintain highest level of confidentiality concerning the sensitive, strategic and integral legal & other information, data, decisions and developments taking place at the company.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Head of Legal

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Well-developed communication and inter personal skills.
  • Exhibit sound judgment abilities.
  • Sound understanding of Kenyan Law to be able to put up a claim or a defense
  • Demonstrates trustworthiness and integrity
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
  • Diploma in Law(KSL) and Admission as an Advocate with a current practicing Certificate;
  • Post Graduate qualifications in relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Minimum (3-5) years’ experience in legal practice most especially in dispute resolution/litigation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, problem solving, negotiation skills with the ability to positively and clearly communicate with a variety of audiences.
  • Possess a high degree of professional ethics & personal integrity.
  • The candidate must be hardworking, flexible & service oriented;
  • Proficiency in use of computer applications; and
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

Channels Manager

Summary Purpose of the Job:

Reporting to the Senior Manager – ICT. The role of Channels Manger is to Manage and direct the Bank toward its primary technological objectives, based on long-term product and profitability goals,
by performing the following duties personally or through Subordinate managers.

Key Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical support for the bank’s Card Switch and the devices connected to the Card switch and all alternate Channels (Internet banking, Mobile banking, Paybill etc).
  • Plan the implementation of any products or services on business systems.
  • Monitor the performance of the Card Switch, ATMs and merchant acquiring solutions, Internet banking and Mobile banking to ensure smooth running of these systems.
  • Develop, Test and implement Business Continuity plans for Card Switch System, ATMs and merchant acquiring solutions.
  • Keep track of user issues and ensure their prompt resolution.
  • Delivering business solutions by ensuring that they are well tested and are rolled out in a manner that does not adversely affect business processes.
  • Ensure compliance requirement provided by International Payment Schemes (VISA and MasterCard),the regulator (CBK) and internal compliance departments relating to the Card Switch, ATMs and merchant acquiring solutions are implemented on time.
  • Implement upgrades or changes to the Card Switch, ATMs and merchant acquiring solutions.
  • Maintain and manage system configurations.
  • Maintain up to date system and user documentation.
  • Provide technical support in all projects involving business systems.
  • Escalate issues to respective business heads and seek early resolution. Coordinate with I.T/Vendor/Business for smooth transition.
  • Analyzing reported downtime and suggesting ways to minimize the same.
  • Ensure proper system release processes are adopted and are duly signed off by concerned business managers.
  • Ensure that the systems provide business reports as required by the business
  • Application tuning and performance monitoring.
  • Ensure that all system processes and procedures are carried out effectively and systems are available for business use at all times
  • Support all Core Bank applications and Database management Systems.
  • Run daily, weekly, monthly and annual system batch jobs (End of day, end of month, End of year in Electra, Bankers Realm and all other business systems).
  • Perform daily systems checks and monitoring.
  • Troubleshooting system and network problems and diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults.
  • Any other responsibility as may be assigned from time to time

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in ICT, Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field.
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification highly desired
  • Eight (8) years’ experience in a technology field within the Banking Sector with at least three (3) years at management level in a digital channels related environment.
  • Knowledge of IT Banking Systems Implementation & Capabilities.
  • Knowledge of Database management systems, solutions and administration.
  • Knowledge of Linux administration and management
  • Knowledge of networking technologies and solutions will be an added advantage. 

Security Manager

Summary Purpose of the Job:

To manage and be accountable for provision of security policies, codes of practice, strategy and operational activity for the Bank ensuring security of the Banks and its branches.

Key Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Co-ordinate and ensure prescribed security services are at the Head Office and all branches.
  • Ensure that all surveillance across the Bank establishments are in sound working condition, monitored and reserved.
  • Carry out security Risk assessment and make recommendations to senior management, assessing levels of risk in terms of wider issues affecting Banking environment and National security status.
  • Investigating fraud cases involving staff and prepare reports to the disciplinary committee.
  • Encourage Bank staff to report all incidents ensuring that the reports are analyzed in terms emerging to inform decision making.
  • Liaises with Banking Fraud investigation Unit and other law enforcement agencies on matters of investigations.
  • To be accountable for security budget.
  • Advice Senior Management on confidential or sensitive matters and act as link (Conduit) between the Bank and the police at all levels in order to expedite solutions to difficult situations.
  • Developing an up to date databank of security incidents and trends and reporting for management information and security action
  • Co-ordinate court hearings and presentation of witnesses.
  • Receive and deal with any information that has security dimension and deal with this in a confidential manner.
  • The post holder is expected to develop policies and procedures and ensure that they are communicated to and interpreted appropriately by staff in order to minimize risk of crime.
  • Analyze, coordinate and lead recovery/mitigating activities in response to security-related emergency situations – coordinating activities with other relevant senior managers.
  • Responsible for all security associated decisions with the aim of speedy recovery and the resumption on normal business.
  • Responsible either directly or indirectly (working with professional firm) for staff vetting during on boarding or necessary ongoing staff reviews.

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in law, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, security studies, or related disciplines.
  • Technical training in security management & Investigations
  • Hold a professional qualification in a relevant field
  • Experience working with police or the military
  • Any law enforcement agency certification in Basic investigations techniques, intelligence, and Criminal analysis courses.
  • Served in the National Police Services, National Defense Forces or any other Disciplined Forces for a period of at least four (4) years.
  • Relevant experience as an Investigator, Criminal Analyst, Cybercrime investigator
  • Must possess knowledge and experience in Security management, Investigations, banking practice and theory
  • Knowledge of financial and commercial security issues Investigations Skills
  • Minimum 8 years working experience in security.

Method of Application

If you are interested and believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role above, please submit your application clearly indicating: your current salary and your salary expectation. Application should be sent on or before 15th July 2022 addressed to Recruitment@spirebank.co.keInterested and qualified?

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