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KCB BANK JOBS — May 10, 2017

KCB BANK JOBS


Senior Manager, Monitoring And Evaluation

The Position:
Reporting to the Executive Director, KCB Foundation, the purpose of the role is knowledge management as well as to provide technical leadership to capture program intervention results, ensure high-quality, timely, valid and verifiable data collection and analysis, and develop and implement a learning agenda to inform policy makers and other stakeholders of the lessons learned.

Key Responsibilities:

Development of the monitoring and evaluation framework, system, process and tools
Oversee implementation of M&E tools and systems to improve ability to collect, interpret and aggregate data that demonstrate impact and program accountability and progress
Develop and support the design and implementation of end of project evaluations, surveys and other components of the program M&E system.
Develop high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results.
Lead all M&E initiatives for the project including monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities, and informing staff capacity building initiatives
Provide training to staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners on M&E components in project design; such as monitoring plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations.
Provide quality and timely submission of all required project reports and document the lessons learned, best practices and innovations. Reports include technical reports, peer review publications and reviews surveillance, research and evaluation publications.
Manage monitoring and evaluation officers and subcontractors.
Provide ongoing oversight and technical assistance in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities
The Person:
To be considered for the role, the successful applicant should have the following:

Bachelor’s Degree in either Administration, Information Management, Project Management, Social Sciences or Finance from a recognized University.
Master’s Degree and/or Professional qualifications in Monitoring & Evaluation will be an added advantage.
At least 6 years’ experience in Monitoring & Evaluation in NGOs.
At least 2 years’ experience working in financial and budget management.
At least 3 years’ experience in program design and report writing.
Good management skills including organizational, communication and problem solving skills.
Strong leadership skills.
Good interpersonal skills.
Excellent planning, organizing, and analytical skills.
The above positions are demanding roles which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate. 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, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the Job reference and title in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

To be considered your application must be received May 19, 2017.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

NB: In the event that you are successful, we will require that you provide us with the following documents:

National I.D.
KRA Pin Card
Birth Certificate of self
Passport Photo (White Background)
NSSF Card
NHIF Card
Certificate of Good Conduct (less than 5 Months old)
Academic and Professional certificates, including official transcripts
Certificates of Service as applicable

Head Of Finance, Kcb Bank South Sudan
The Position:

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Head of Finance KCB Bank South Sudan will provide overall management of the Finance function; preparation of Bank’s Strategic and Financial plans; provide financial reports including statutory reporting. The role holder will also be responsible for ensuring submission of tax returns to relevant Regulatory Authorities and coordinate Audit including Central Bank Inspection ensuring compliance to IFRS, set Prudential guidelines and Financial principles.
Key Responsibilities:
Preparation of accurate and timely financial reports for internal and external users.

Preparation of statutory reports for submission to the Central Bank.

Ensure compliance to International Financial Reporting Standards, prudential guidelines, country laws and regulations.

Coordinate all audits of the bank including- internal audit, external audit, Central Bank inspection, and Taxation audits.

Timely payment of Taxes and submission of returns as outlined in the South Sudan Taxation Act.

Preparation of reports requested by management from time to time for decision making.

Financial controls through regular monitoring of spend against approved budget.

Prepare the quarterly financial reports for consolidation with the Group.

Preparation of the Bank’s strategic and financial plan.

Overseeing procurement process as per laid down policy; participate in other Management Committees such as EXCOM, ALCO, Credit, Risk, IT Steering Committees.

Manage the general ledger and monitor reconciliations including the Bank’s financial performance.

Monitoring of costs against approved budgets.

Overseeing payment of Bank obligations, ensure authorization and validation of all invoices.

Provide MIS to EXCOM and Branches for decision making.

The Person:
For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
University degree in a Business related area from a recognized institution.

Professional qualification in CPA/ACCA or an equivalent is a requirement. Master’s degree in Finance or a Business related field is an added advantage.

Minimum of 6 years’ Banking experience of which one must have had 4 years’ experience in Senior management role within the Finance Function.

Sound experience in Financial and Management reporting in accordance with IFRS/IAS.

A good understanding of market & operational risk should be demonstrated.

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; must also have strong attention to detail.

Effective business writing and professional communication skills.

Strong leadership skills with demonstrated competencies in championing high performance.

Ability to work closely with various Business Units whilst retaining independence

The above positions are demanding roles which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate. 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, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the Job reference and title in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.
To be considered your application must be received May 19, 2017.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
NB: In the event that you are successful, we will require that you provide us with the following documents:
National I.D.

KRA Pin Card

Birth Certificate of self

Passport Photo (White Background)

NSSF Card

NHIF Card

Certificate of Good Conduct (less than 5 Months old)

Academic and Professional certificates, including official transcripts

Certificates of Service as applicable

My Thought — March 1, 2017

My Thought

God gave us different parts of knowledge and skills. Let’s stop pretending to be saints,too holy or perfect that we ignore technology. When these scientists foretold about drought we ignored and claimed “wanajifanya kuwa Mungu.” Now it came true. People have perished from our ignorance. It’s God who gave them the ability. If we had grabbed this report and utilise it by inputting possible measures such as protecting & constructing water catchments, buying/selling at least half of those livestock and saving the cash as we wait for the rains instead of losing them in the desert,etc.This would have helped minimise loss. It’s the same thing that happens in places such as Pakistan and others. Besides corruption; Ignorance,pride and over “confidence” are what kills most of present humans. Let’s start respecting and acting our different callings.
*Do ur part as a doctor let’s respect your truth
*Do ur part as a climatic forecaster let’s respect your true results.
*Do ur part as a loyal teacher let’s respond to ur loyalty positively.
*As a preacher preach the true gospel…let’s respond to u positively. No church business no doubts.
*As a leader lead well,be just,honest,wise n humble. Let’s submit and respect u.
……and we shall all rejoice
GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH MEN

🇰🇪MR.V

THE COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICERS ON CAMERA — August 1, 2016

THE COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICERS ON CAMERA

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The Kenyan county/city council officers famously known as “kanjo” by many citizens esp. in Nairobi  have of recent days hit news headlines on how they have been mistreating and mishandling Kenyans especially the self-employed traders “hockers.”  Having received most of this reports in our news room, one of spotlight writers decided to pin courage by following up on the behind the scenes of everything and write what’s true to our readers.

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Author Vickie

I was walking to my place of work when i came across them harassing some two young ladies who sell boiled eggs and smokies along Ronald Ngala street. I didn’t like the thing and decided to move closer. Realizing that they had not been moved by presence i decided to be taking them some photos and videos. Wow!! I tell you i had just reached my target. I just head, “kuja hapa,mbona…

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TRUE MEN by Karen Harrington — Nerdy Book Club —
THE COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICERS ON CAMERA — July 29, 2016

THE COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICERS ON CAMERA

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The Kenyan county/city council officers famously known as “kanjo” by many citizens esp. in Nairobi  have of recent days hit news headlines on how they have been mistreating and mishandling Kenyans especially the self-employed traders “hockers.”  Having received most of this reports in our news room, one of spotlight writers decided to pin courage by following up on the behind the scenes of everything and write what’s true to our readers.

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Author Vickie

I was walking to my place of work when i came across them harassing some two young ladies who sell boiled eggs and smokies along Ronald Ngala street. I didn’t like the thing and decided to move closer. Realizing that they had not been moved by presence i decided to be taking them some photos and videos. Wow!! I tell you i had just reached my target. I just head, “kuja hapa,mbona unatupiga picha?” Within a minute i was in the hands of four guys; three men and a lady. “Leta hiyo simu hapa, silly.” I surrendered my phone to them and asked to let me enter their pick-up in the name of “van” in peace and by myself. Suddenly an idea came to my mind. That’s when I changed my minds and refused to seat at the back but with the guy (mkubwa-as they called him) who had my phone and seated next to the driver.  I stood by my opinion till they decided to have me at the center of the guy and the driver. I knew my phone had no any photo/video of the scene and sitting far from it would give them a chance to use it in taking some photos once they notice my innocence and use them as an exhibit to trap me.

Sitting next to him I asked him why they had arrested me. He said it was because I had been taking them some photos as if I was a photographer for a Kenyan television. I liked the answer, laughed and mocked him thoroughly as I asked him to open my gallery and browse the photos. He found none. I further asked him to refresh the files he was ashamed and disapproved. He got upset and asked the driver to stop the vehicle and called on the colleagues to lock me alongside the other “criminals” behind the van. I didn’t hesitate to remind him that they were not criminals until proven guilty. He looked at me in anger. I then told them that i would only accept to be locked in there on one condition which was being hand-cuffed with one of them with my phone. That was a tough request to them. They realized am a person who doesn’t compromise with my rights. They gave up on me and asked me to go with Christ. I ended up mentioning to them all the evils they have done to Kenyans. Though I left them furious the message had been delivered. Had I not proved my courage they would have handled me me in a quite terrifying manner.

The government should stop harassing innocent hockers and instead provide alternative solutions to their needs by providing job opportunities. Job opportunities are available in plenty but been captured into slavery by Corruption {tribalism and bribery } where even the most fit for the job never win the chances.

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Kenyan Leaders’ Change — September 16, 2015

Kenyan Leaders’ Change

If we all emulate our leaders’ new character that they displayed yesterday at Mike Sonko’s dad’s burial,then we can surely head somewhere. No politician spoke politics for the first time as they always do. Kidero and  Sonko himself had a chance to keep off their differences and promoted peace. Generally Sonko’s speech was the best. He accepted to be an upright leader and promised some positive changes.
You made me a proud Kenyan.
Also I should congradulate Hons. Muthama, Wetangula  and Duale for the first time being in agreement to reduce their big salaries to raise money in respond to teachers’ applaud. The teachers nationwide have been on a strike calling for their salary increament now having entered the 3rd week of striking.  We await to see what happens next.

TOUGHEST NIGHT MY HEART NEEDS THE TRUTH — June 27, 2015

TOUGHEST NIGHT MY HEART NEEDS THE TRUTH

Can’t get asleep the whole night. I’ve been listening to Oliver Mthukuzi music as i review my life n my future i saw them as tough. Their claws are wide open ready to attack me…..am thinking on how to fight them….mhmh call them challenges. Am promising myself to battle them even though am sort of afraid of them. Telling myself i won’t allow their claws to scratch me for my life lies in my hands. What’s my destiny? Only God and I will tune the beat,,I swear.

Oliver just told me to WAKE UP n STOP SLEEPING and wasting time.

A voice tells me that my name reflects my life and am not going to lose the battle I’ll win. Am a conqueror O.M.G really? Yeah I’m.

Amen