4 VACANCIES AT CONSOLIDATED BANK

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Consolidated Bank of Kenya

ABOUT CONSOLIDATED BANK

Consolidated Bank is Kenya’s SME bank of choice that provides flexible financial solutions that support our customers in achieving success. The Bank is well positioned, with presence in majority of the country’s business hubs to continually offer pleasant and convenient services. We seek to recruit a qualified, experienced, competent and highly motivated individual to fill the following vacancies:

1. Credit Analyst

Job Type: Three (3) year Contract

Job Purpose: As a Credit Analyst at Consolidated Bank, you will play a pivotal role in our lending operations. Reporting directly to the Manager, Credit Analysis, you will be tasked with evaluating loan applications, assessing associated risks, and ensuring compliance with our credit policies and regulatory guidelines.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Analyze credit data and financial statements to assess risk levels for loan applicants.
  • Ensure strict adherence to the Bank’s credit policies and procedures.
  • Provide technical support to branch business development teams on credit-related matters.
  • Contribute to the preparation of Board and Management papers regarding credit matters.
  • Conduct market research to inform credit decisions and recommendations.
  • Liaise with credit associations and other entities to exchange relevant information.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field from a recognized university.
  • Professional banking qualifications such as AKIB and CPA (K) are advantageous.
  • Minimum of four years’ experience in banking with a focus on credit analysis.
  • Strong analytical and financial skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and customer service orientation.


2. Internal Audit Officer

Job Type: Three (3) year Contract

Job Purpose: As an Internal Audit Officer, you will contribute to the enhancement of Consolidated Bank’s operations by providing independent assurance and consulting services. Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, you will evaluate management controls, conduct audits, and make recommendations to improve efficiency and compliance.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Conduct assurance reviews of banking operations and activities.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of management controls.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual audit plan.
  • Execute audit engagements according to accepted standards.
  • Report findings and recommend corrective actions.
  • Undertake special assignments as required by management.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Kenya qualification is mandatory.
  • Membership in professional bodies such as ICPAK or IIA is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in internal auditing.
  • Familiarity with audit software and IFRSs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


3. Bancassurance Officer: Consolidated Bank

Job Type: Three (3) year Contract

Job Purpose: The Bancassurance Officer will oversee the underwriting functions of Consolidated Bank’s bancassurance operations. Reporting to the Principal Officer, Bancassurance, you will ensure efficient service delivery and maintain underwriting standards while providing quality client service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and mentor underwriting teams to achieve production goals.
  • Identify and mitigate portfolio risks.
  • Coordinate marketing strategies with internal stakeholders.
  • Manage customer service issues and claims settlement.
  • Provide competitive quotations and manage memberships.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • University degree in Insurance, Actuarial, or related field.
  • Diploma in Insurance is advantageous.
  • Three to four years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Customer service orientation and commercial awareness.

4. Network & Systems Support Officer

Job Type: Three (3) year Contract

Job Purpose: The Network & Systems Support Officer will be responsible for maintaining an efficient ICT infrastructure at Consolidated Bank. Reporting to the ICT Infrastructure Manager, you will install, configure, and manage network systems to ensure optimal performance and support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Configure and administer ICT network, servers, and systems.
  • Design and implement network solutions.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve system and network issues.
  • Maintain system documentation.
  • Provide technical support to users.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Professional certifications such as CCNA or MCSE preferred.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in LAN/WAN infrastructure.
  • Experience in operating systems administration.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills.

Method of Application:

Qualified candidates should send hard copy applications quoting the position title to the Head of Human Resources at Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited. Applications must include a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, and contact information for three referees. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 3rd April 2024.

Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and does not charge any application or recruitment fees.


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Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant 

  1. Tailor your resume to highlight relevant experience and skills.
  2. Research the company and its values to align your application.
  3. Prepare for potential interview questions by practicing responses.
  4. Showcase your achievements and contributions in previous roles.
  5. Network with professionals in the industry for insights and opportunities.
  6. Follow up on your application to demonstrate interest and enthusiasm.
  7. Continuously develop your skills and knowledge through courses and workshops.
  8. Be confident and articulate during interviews, showcasing your capabilities.
  9. Demonstrate your passion for the role and the organization.
  10. Stay positive and resilient throughout the application process.

SAMPLE COVER LETTER 

[Your Name]

[Your Address]

[City, State, Zip Code]

[Email Address]

[Phone Number]

[Date]

Head of Human Resources

Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited

P.O. Box 51133 – 00200

NAIROBI

Dear [Recipient’s Name],

I am writing to express my interest in the [Job Title] position at Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited, as advertised. With [number of years] of experience in [relevant field], I am confident in my ability to contribute effectively to your team and support the Bank’s objectives.

Throughout my career, I have demonstrated proficiency in [mention relevant skills or achievements]. My background in [specific qualifications or experiences] has equipped me with the skills necessary to excel in this role. I am particularly drawn to the opportunity to [mention specific aspects of the job or company that appeal to you].

I am impressed by Consolidated Bank’s commitment to [mention any company values or initiatives]. I am eager to contribute to the Bank’s success and uphold its reputation for excellence in the industry.

Please find attached my resume, which provides additional details about my qualifications and experience. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss how my skills align with the needs of your team.

Thank you for considering my application. I am enthusiastic about the possibility of joining Consolidated Bank and contributing to its continued success.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Q: What is the application process for these positions? A: Applicants should submit hard copy applications with a detailed CV, copies of certificates, and contact information for three referees to the Head of Human Resources at Consolidated Bank.
  2. Q: Is there a deadline for applications? A: Yes, the deadline for applications is Wednesday, 3rd April 2024.
  3. Q: Are there any specific qualifications required for these roles? A: Each position has specific qualifications outlined in the job description. Please refer to the qualifications and competencies section for details.
  4. Q: Will only selected candidates be contacted? A: Yes, only selected candidates will be contacted for further consideration.
  5. Q: Is there an opportunity for career growth within Consolidated Bank? A: Consolidated Bank is committed to providing opportunities for career growth and development to its employees. Promotion opportunities and professional development programs are available to qualified individuals who demonstrate commitment and performance excellence.
  1. Q: What benefits are offered to employees at Consolidated Bank? A: Consolidated Bank provides a comprehensive benefits package, including medical insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, and opportunities for professional development and training.
  2. Q: How does Consolidated Bank support diversity and inclusion in the workplace? A: Consolidated Bank is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and respected. We actively promote diversity through recruitment, training, and policies that support equal opportunities for all.
  3. Q: Are there opportunities for advancement within the organization? A: Yes, Consolidated Bank values internal talent and provides opportunities for career advancement and growth. Employees are encouraged to pursue professional development opportunities and take on new challenges within the organization.
  4. Q: What is the work culture like at Consolidated Bank? A: Consolidated Bank fosters a collaborative and supportive work culture where employees are empowered to contribute ideas, innovate, and grow professionally. We prioritize teamwork, communication, and continuous improvement.
  5. Q: Is there a probationary period for new employees? A: Yes, new employees at Consolidated Bank may undergo a probationary period as part of the onboarding process. During this time, performance and suitability for the role are assessed before confirmation of employment.

Possible Interview Questions With Answers:

  1. Q: Can you walk me through your experience in credit analysis? A: Certainly. In my previous role at [Previous Company], I was responsible for analyzing credit data and financial statements to assess risk levels for loan applicants. I developed strong analytical skills and a deep understanding of lending procedures and policies.
  2. Q: How do you ensure compliance with credit policies and regulatory guidelines? A: I ensure compliance by staying updated on industry regulations and internal policies. I meticulously review loan applications, verify documentation, and conduct thorough risk assessments to mitigate potential compliance issues.
  3. Q: How do you approach mentoring and training junior underwriters? A: I believe in providing hands-on guidance and constructive feedback to junior underwriters. I create opportunities for learning and growth, encourage open communication, and lead by example to instill confidence and competence in my team members.
  4. Q: How do you handle challenging audit findings? A: When faced with challenging audit findings, I prioritize open communication and collaboration with stakeholders. I thoroughly investigate the root causes, identify potential solutions, and work with the team to implement corrective actions effectively.
  5. Q: Can you discuss a time when you had to resolve a complex network issue? A: In a previous role, we encountered a complex network issue that disrupted operations. I conducted a comprehensive analysis, collaborated with technical experts, and implemented a solution that restored network functionality efficiently, minimizing downtime.
  6. Q: How do you stay updated on emerging technologies in network infrastructure? A: I actively participate in industry forums, attend relevant training sessions, and pursue certifications to stay abreast of emerging technologies. I also collaborate with colleagues and leverage online resources to continuously enhance my knowledge and skills.
  7. Q: How do you prioritize tasks in a fast-paced work environment? A: I prioritize tasks based on urgency, impact on business objectives, and available resources. I maintain a flexible mindset, adapt to changing priorities, and communicate effectively with stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of results.
  8. Q: How do you handle conflicts or disagreements within a team? A: I approach conflicts with empathy and a focus on finding mutually beneficial solutions. I encourage open dialogue, active listening, and respect for differing perspectives. By fostering a collaborative environment, we can effectively resolve conflicts and strengthen team cohesion.
  9. Q: Can you provide an example of a successful project you led in your previous role? A: Certainly. In my previous role, I led a project to upgrade our network infrastructure, enhancing performance and security. Through meticulous planning, stakeholder engagement, and effective execution, we completed the project ahead of schedule and within budget, achieving significant improvements in network reliability and efficiency.
  10. Q: How do you handle pressure or tight deadlines in your work? A: I thrive under pressure and view tight deadlines as opportunities to demonstrate my resilience and problem-solving skills. I prioritize tasks, break them down into manageable steps, and maintain open communication with stakeholders to ensure alignment and timely delivery of results.

We wish you the best in your application process and invite you to explore further opportunities with Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited. Our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent remains steadfast as we strive to become a leading development partner. Consolidated Bank is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any application or recruitment fees, ensuring a fair and inclusive hiring process for all candidates.

Rough Salary Range Estimate:

Salary ranges for the advertised positions at Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and internal salary structures. However, competitive remuneration packages commensurate with industry standards and the level of responsibility associated with each role can be expected. Candidates are encouraged to inquire further about specific salary details during the interview process.

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