Monday, December 15, 2008

United Bank for Africa, Kenya Jobs and Careers

UBA
United Bank For Africa

Are you ready for a challenging and rewarding career in banking?

UBA Kenya bank limited, is a subsidiary of united Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc.

UBA is the largest financial services institution in West Africa with the Balance Sheet size in excess of over USD 19 billion and more than six million customer accounts, operating out of 8 economies in the West, Central and East African sub-regions.

Outside Africa, it also has presence in New York, London and Cayman lsland.lt is a full service financial services institution which offers retail, corporate and investment banking, private equity, asset management, stockbroking and custodian services.

The bank has won many awards over the years, most recently "Africa's Emerging Global Bank" as adjudged by a panel organised by the acclaimed African Banker Magazine.

UBA KENYA with an initial paid up capital of Ksh 1 billion is poised to commence operations with its Head Office and branches in Nairobi and other centres in Kenya.

At UBA, we are dedicated to serving our customers and helping us fulfil our potential.

We invite application from deserving candidates to fill up various positions in Senior, Middle and Junior Management. We are looking for talented, innovative people who are ready to accept bigger challenges in their professional career and share the dedication and other core UBA values like personal integrity and respect for others.

If that describes you, apply to UBA today for not only a great career move, but a great experience!

Positions Available are:

1. HEAD TREASURY & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS:
  • Strong Treasury background, with experience in Position Keeping, Money Market Deposits, FX, Funding and Cash payments.
  • Exposure to either a Private Banking Business or one similar in nature.
  • Checking and authorisation or rejection of payments and pre advices.
  • Knowledge of Swift, and specifically cash related messages. (MT103, MT110, MT202, MT320, MT900, MT910 MT950).
  • Reconciliation and management reporting of exceptions.
  • Money Market Deposits, Foreign exchange and Client interest.
  • Client Money rules and segregation.
  • Funding of Bank accounts.
  • Writing and maintenance of Back Office records in orderly manner.
  • Ability to procure and manage large/ prestigious customer deposits, submission of statutory report within the stipulated time frame.
2. HEAD FINANCIAL CONTROL & STRATEGIC PLANNING:

Person with CPA (K) qualification and experience in Banking having ability to manage and co-ordinate the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes across all banking products.

The selected person will be responsible for the provision of timely, high quality management information Report for all key performance drivers, submission of statutory report within the stipulated time frame, providing guidance and support to the business unit finance teams as appropriate. Developing an in depth understanding of business units financials and performance drivers in order to critically review analyse and challenge.

The responsibilities are summarised as under:
  • Responsible for all ledgers on subsidiary accounts Month End Accounts - Prepare management accounts
  • Carry out cost centre reviews with departmental heads highlighting any variances to budget/forecast
  • Work with Branch Managers/ Departmental heads ensuring revenue is correct
  • Ensure all costs are correctly charged/re-charged to cost centres
  • Journal necessary accruals and prepayments on a monthly basis
  • Ensure accounts are consistent with Accounting policies
  • Inter-Branch accounting & reconciliation Prepare balance sheets reconciliations on a monthly basis and review Fixed Assets
  • Prepare and publish financial statement in coordination with the CBK
  • Proactive in finding new ways to improve the quality of management information
  • Respond to requests for ad-hoc management information
  • Budgeting, Forecasting & Planning Preparation and consolidation of annual budgets and quarterly reforecast, ensuring business ownership and that efficiency measures are in place
3. HEAD CONSUMER & COMMERCIAL BANKING:

Experienced person with extensive customer contact, including building & maintaining customer relationships with sales/ marketing responsibilities in Deposit Mobilisation, Lending (Small Business), Trade Finance, Bank Guarantees, Investments and other product areas. The person will also be the primary point of contact for the client and have an in-depth understanding of the client, competitors, industry and therefore an understanding of the client's banking requirements.

The selected candidate will be contributing directly to the success of the Bank by maximizing the depth and profitability of the customer's relationship in retail banking sector and, help develop an overall strategy for the retail banking segment of the bank, develop and implement the business plan based on the above strategy and marketing plan to achieve the asset and profitability targets. Lead a team of relationship/credit managers in identifying the targeted prospects/deals and convert them in to new relationships/business in line with the above plan and in provision of high quality service to the retail relationships and growing them in line with the above business plan.

Maintenance of superior credit quality of the portfolio by proactive management of the risk of the portfolio, and managing the credit approval process of the accounts under portfolio by active involvement in credit analysis, submission of credit proposals and liaison with line management. Have active involvement in product development by providing support to product specialists to ensure that the bank's product match/surpass the competition.

4. HEAD CORPORATE & INVESTMENT BANKING:

Experienced person with extensive customer contact, including building & maintaining customer relationships with sales/ marketing responsibilities in Deposit Mobilisation, Lending (Corporate Sector), Trade Finance, Bank Guarantees, Investments and other product areas.

The person will also be the primary point of contact for the client and have an in-depth understanding of the client, competitors,' industry and therefore an understanding of the client's banking requirements.

The selected candidate will contribute directly to the success of the Bank by maximizing the depth and profitability of the customer's relationship in corporate banking sector and, help develop an overall strategy for the corporate banking segment of the bank, develop and implement the business plan based on the above strategy and marketing plan to achieve the asset and profitability targets. Lead a team of relationship/credit managers in identifying the targeted prospects/deals and convert them in to new relationships/business in line with the above plan and in provision of high quality service to the existing corporate relationships and growing them in line with the above business plan.

Maintenance of superior credit quality of the portfolio by proactive management of the risk of the portfolio, and managing the credit approval process of the accounts under portfolio by active involvement in credit analysis, submission of credit proposals and liaison with line management. Have active involvement in product development by providing support to product specialists to ensure that the bank's product match/surpass the competition.

5. CHIEF CREDIT OFFICER/ RISK MANAGER:

Proven experience in the field of credit risk in a Banking environment with sound understanding of the credit granting process. Analysis and appraisal of Credit Proposals. Responsibilities include such as monitoring scorecards and other statistical models.

This position will involve developing, implementing and monitoring credit granting strategies to ensure a coherent credit granting process, validate and monitor credit scorecards and present statistical results and convert them into practical understood recommendations, develop and manage data sources required to carry out data analysis. NPA Management with follow up through the Branch Managers/ Departmental Heads, Recommending/ Reviewing cases for recovery through legal process after ascertaining accountability Debt Recovery, Negotiate re-payment, submission of statutory report within the stipulated time frame.

6. OPERATIONS MANAGER:

Experienced person with proven track record of managing risk and compliance functions in the area of Banking Operations across back, middle and front office, reconciliation/ balancing of accounts, regulatory compliance relating to KYC and Ant Money Laundering, Corporate Governance, Operational Security & Control etc.

The Operations Manager will be accountable for maintaining the operational integrity and back office performance of the bank; will Plan, organise, and control all the day-to-day back office functions and activities of the bank consistent with the goals, objectives, and policies established by the Board.

This will also include monitoring the operating and financial results against plans and budgets. The selected person will provide direction and structure for all operating units of the Bank; Head Office and Branch Operations, Administration, Risk, & Treasury to support and successfully implement the Bank's ongoing business strategy and development; this will include the implementation of programmes agreed by the Board towards the profitable growth and operation of the bank.

7. HEAD ELECTRONIC & TRANSACTION BANKING:

Responsible for developing, marketing and managing with reconciliation responsibilities relating to e-banking products such as, Internet banking, ATM and ATM Cards, Credit/ Debit Cards, SMS Banking, Mobile Banking, Moneygram, e-banking based innovative products.

8. HEAD HUMAN RESOURCES:

HR Services Officer, to handle recruitment and selection exercises as well as undertaking HR development projects and HR administration including assisting with induction of new staff. Key Responsibilities will include Handle all recruitment issues, Writing adverts and short listing candidates. Induction of new staff, Preparation/ Review of HR policies and procedures, Maintenance of Leave Record, Staff Performance appraisal. Staff Medical Scheme, Processing of Staff Loan Application, Control/ Management of Staff Disciplinary issues, Staff Union Related issues. Pay Roll, Staff Medical Scheme, Training, Bank Stationery, Insurance Policies, Premises related issues. Maintenance Contract.

9. BRANCH MANAGER:

Experienced persons in retail branch banking, who thrive in a team-based environment and are committed to delivering outstanding customer service with proven "hands on" people management skills.

Their responsibility will include
  • Achieving Branch Performance Budget; Provide leadership, coach, train, and manage performance of staff
  • Ensuring branch operational integrity and compliance in all branch policies and procedures, reconciliation of accounts.
  • Providing consistent quality customer service to both internal and external customers that meet or exceeds established standards.
  • Participate in branch functions and community activities to promote bank's image and growth.
  • Responsible for communicating and implementing changes to policies and procedures.
  • Carefully applies policies and procedures while recommending exceptions.
10. INTERNAL CONTROLLER:

Person with CPA (K) qualification and experience in Banking having ability to manage and co-ordinate the effective internal control and supervision on Banking Operations on day-to-day basis from the Regulatory Compliance/ Fraud Prevention point of view. Submission of statutory report within the stipulated period.

11. BANKING OFFICERS/ GRADUATE TRAINEES

IN THE AREAS OF:
Corporate Banking/ Retail Banking/ Treasury/ Trade finance/ Financial Control/ Credit Risk Management/ Operations/ Clearing/ IT/ Human Resources/ Company Secretary/ Legal etc.

Please apply quoting the 'Position Applied for' on your envelop to:

UBA KENYA BANK LIMITED.
P.O. BOX: 34154-00100,
NAIROBI, KENYA.

Your application must reach us on or before the 31st December 2008.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for follow up interviews.





19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please provide email address of United Bank for Africa-Kenya to enable online application......Thanks

Anonymous said...

Kindly provide and make it possible to those wishing to apply from the diaspora an email address as we are interested in applying. With regards.

Anonymous said...

yes. kindly online

Anonymous said...

kindly we are used to executing at speed in kenya its almost a month and no communicatiion has been made to successful candidates or otherwise.You are give a bad impression of your organisation as a first time investor to those interested in it.Take this positively.

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,hops your doing fantastically well in the planning of your new Business in Kenya, but my question is why all this delay in the selection and recruitment of your staff? Its a month now/whats up?

Anonymous said...

its a good opportunity that you are offering to the kenyans who have just recently graduated from institutions of higher learning.i was just informed by a friend today that i had been shortlisted for an interview and that it had taken place on the 16th of February but my inbox has no e-mail from your recruitment centre.could you please be relaying information through the mobile phone numbers that were made available to you in the CVs. also is it possible to re-contact the people who did not show up for their interviews.

Anonymous said...

Now that we did the interview almost a month ago, can those who were successful be so told. Why keep us waiting for this long?

Anonymous said...

hallo people, i hope you are doing well too. I was very much interested in a position in your organisation and i applied.Just heard i was shortlisted from a friend for the interview on 16th february and it passed without me getting the information. My Question is, how were you contacting people because i was never called and my email had no message from your recritment agency,Will you re-contact the people who did not show up?

Anonymous said...

I doubt if This bank will pick up inKenya. Their sel;ection criteria was pathetic. I hope thatthey have done their market research and really sure of what htey are bringing into the market. otherwise i dont see it going far if what they have already displayed is anything to go by.

Anonymous said...

I doubt if This bank will pick up inKenya. Their sel;ection criteria was pathetic. I hope thatthey have done their market research and really sure of what htey are bringing into the market. otherwise i dont see it going far if what they have already displayed is anything to go by.

Anonymous said...

Hi UBA. I've had lots of intereset in working with you. I had earlier sent my application in response to to an advert in the local dailies. Still habours lots of hope

Anonymous said...

I applied for a job with UBA and i didnt know how to follow up the recruitment process only to find out similar relevant concerns here.I am still interested working with UBA so any useful information will be appreciated

Anonymous said...

I applied for a job with UBA and i didnt know how to follow up the recruitment process only to find out similar relevant concerns here.I am still interested working with UBA so any useful information will be appreciated

Anonymous said...

I am very interested in working with UBA. Can i still apply for a job at this time.

jobsinkenya said...

Anonymous, the deadline is past. No harm in trying a blind application

Anonymous said...

So coz Im also interested in trying a blind application ASAP, do they have an e-mail address yet?

Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Kindly UBA bank should provide an email address where applicants can post their CVs.

Anonymous said...

I'm personnaly delighted as a banker i rejoice in the success of fellow bankers. Kudos for the entry into kenya, based at coast Msa i will like to hear from you i desire to be a partner in your success. Hopefully soon i can apply May God bless you.

Please provide the recruitment email address

Anonymous said...

Please provide email address of United Bank for Africa-Kenya to enable online application......Thanks

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