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Head, IT Projects & Quality Assurance1

  • Company: Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Deadline: Tuesday 20th September 2011
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

HEAD, IT PROJECTS & QUALITY ASSURANCE Job Ref I.T. 09/2011

The Position
Reporting to Director IT, the position is responsible for Project Management, Applications Development and Quality Assurance in the service delivery within I.T. in order to meet the business objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Set and enforce adherence to Project Management standards in all I.T. implementation activities.
  • Set and enforce adherence to Application development standards in all I.T. system development initiatives.
  • Set and enforce change and quality assurance standards in IT systems
  • Accountable for development of the core banking system and all the interfaces to the system
  • Identifying and coordinating core banking system upgrades
  • Ensure all projects are properly scoped, documented and implemented within scope
  • Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered on schedule
  • Establish and maintain procedures for project management, applications development and quality assurance in line with industry best practice
  • Assessment of risks within the areas of responsibility and ensuring that risks are mitigated and that applications are developed and deployed in line with risk management policies of the bank
  • Monitor and ensure that applications development and system changes are properly tested in line with best practice before changes are made to the T24 operating environment.
  • Planning and prioritizing IT projects and application development activities for the bank
  • Managing both internal and external application developers to ensure timely delivery of solutions
  • Carry out resource planning and mapping for all implementation activities to be carried out.
  • Reporting and communicating on all project related issues to key stakeholders

The Person

  • A Bachelor’s degree in ICT or related field from a recognized university is required. An MBA will be an added advantage
  • Must possess at least one of IT certifications. Possession of T24 certification will be an added advantage
  • Project management training and skills is a mandatory requirement.t.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in 3 of which must be in IT Senior Management with hands on experience in:
  • Managing enterprise wide large IT core banking project implementations
  • Designing system architectures
  • Leading application development teams
  • Change management and quality assurance
  • Working experience with Oracle, Unix and Microsoft systems 
  • Leadership experience with large cross functional project teams
  • Knowledge of and experience with programming languages and platforms – visual basic, .NET, Java etc
  • Should have excellent understanding of processes particularly the Systems Development Life Cycle
  • Knowledge and application of the bank products, services and policies
  • Thorough understanding of other essential supporting banking systems such as clearing, various channels and interfaces etc.

The above position is a demanding role which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

How to apply

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 title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke. To be considered your application must be received by 20th September 2011. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.