Job Openings at Stima Sacco

Stima Savings and Credit Cooperative Society Limited (Stima Sacco) is a leading country-wide, fast growing and licensed DTS (Deposit Taking Sacco) with an asset base of Kshs 20.5B, a loan book of Kshs 17B, and membership of 60,000 derived from the energy, utilities, services, small and micro enterprises (SMEs) and other sectors. Its key priority in the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan is to transform its business model and grow the business through innovative products, unparalleled customer service, aggressive resource mobilization and expanded distribution channels. In order to achieve the planned growth, the Sacco is looking for qualified and competent professionals to fill the following vacancies:
1.RISK & COMPLIANCE ASSISTANT 
Reporting to Head of Risk, the holder of this position will be responsible for:
1) Implementing the Society’s Risk Management Policy framework

2) Monitoring, aggregating and analysis of risk events reported by the business units  3) Performing root cause analyses of reported risk events and near misses and recommending improvements to avoid repeat occurrences

4) Assisting process owners and risk champions with the identification of key risk indicators in their respective functions and branches

5) Monitoring the implementation of action plans to address medium and high risk indicators reported monthly to the Risk function

6) Analyzing identified trends  in risk indicators reported to management

7) Assisting the process owners and risk champions with the identification of key risks and mitigating controls in their business units, as well action plans to address any gaps in the mitigating measures identified

8) Monitoring the implementation of action plans to address medium and high risks on the risk and control self-assessments/risk registers

9) Participating in Project Management teams and advising as appropriate on risk issues

10) Assisting the Head of Risk to prepare reports to the Management Risk Committee and the Board Audit & Risk Committee
11) Considering and suggesting methods to improve risk analysis and reporting to the Risk Champions Network, the Management Risk Committee and the Board Audit & Risk Committee
Key Qualifications and Skills
 KCSE: C 

A degree in Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics or related area; 

Possess professional qualification such as CPA (K), ACCA, CFA, membership of a professional body will be an added advantage;  

Certification in Risk, Compliance and/or other relevant training shall be an added advantage; 

A minimum of three (3) years working experience in risk management practices   Comprehensive knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) concepts 

High analytical skills to be able to challenge status quo based on qualitative facts and impacts. 

Demonstrate excellent presentation and report writing skills

Qualified applicants should send their Application Letter and Detailed CVs to riskassistant@stima-sacco.com  on or before 5pm on 9th May 2016 indicating the position applied for as the subject line.

2.INTERNAL AUDIT ASSISTANT 
Reporting to Internal Audit Manager, the holder of this position will be responsible for: 1) Performing individual Internal Audit projects, as part of implementing the overall approved Internal Audit Plan.

2) Developing the scope of Internal Audit reviews, performing Internal Audit procedures, and preparing Internal Audit reports with recommendations for improvement as appropriate.

3) Performing follow-up on the status of implementation of completed Internal Audit reports.

4) Continuous monitoring of sensitive functional and operating units, focusing on financial, IT and operational aspects.

5) Championing internal control, risk management and corporate governance concepts

6) Participating in providing constructive criticism to other Internal Audit Staff’s work, as part of the department’s Quality Assurance procedures.

7) Contributing to the conduct of Special Audits and Investigations.

8) Contributing to compliance monitoring to ensure adherence to the law and related Sacco rules and regulations.

9) Ensuring adherence of functional units to various operational policies and procedures as approved by the Board.

10) Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Key Qualifications and Skills  KCSE: C
Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other related area.

Professional: CPA III or equivalent required; CIA, CISA, CFE and related qualifications will be an added advantage 

Minimum three (3) years relevant experience at equivalent position in a financial institution preferably in Bank. 

Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and staff; 

Knowledge of computerized audit techniques and experience in systems audit will be an added advantage.
Qualified applicants should send their Application Letter and Detailed CVs to internalauditassistant@stima-sacco.com  on or before 5pm on 9th May 2016 indicating the position applied for as the subject line.
Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

3.CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER 
Reporting to the Manager Corporate Communications, the job holder will be responsible for implementation of internal and external communication agenda to a diverse stakeholder community, participate in the preparation of communications, PR and media plans and undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities

1) Implement sound corporate communication and public relations strategies.

2) Assist in the Development and execution of external communication agenda through effective external communications plans, channels, tools and relationships across the Society to ensure effective, timely and consistent public relations and media communication and engagement.

3) Ensure effective relationship and stakeholder management, acting as a point of contact and representative both internally and externally.

4) Assist in Development and implementation of the Society annual corporate affairs plan and budget against the agreed targets.

5) Inform various publics about Society policies, activities, products and services so that maximum knowledge and understanding is achieved.

6) Uphold Society corporate image and organizing Society branding and communication activities.

7) Develop fresh story ideas and conduct extensive media outreach program

8) Content development and strong editorial skills for purposes of speech writing and editing, digital communications and social medial engagement.
9) Assist in record keeping of all critical data and information for both internal and external publics.

10) Implementation of planned Corporate Social Responsibility activities

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Key Qualifications and Skills 

KCSE: C+ 

A Bachelor’s Degree in communication studies, Public Relations or Media studies

A minimum of 3 years working experience in a communications, public relations function in a dynamic organization.  

Samples of your work done to be provided  

Good interpersonal skills, impeccable oral and written communication skills

Experience in media mobilization and use of communication tools for development will be an advantage. 

Business relationship building skills  

Clear understanding of Public Relations codes of ethics 

Excellent writing and editing skills for both print, electronic media and digital media

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Qualified applicants should send their Application Letter and Detailed CVs to communicationofficer@stima-sacco.com  on or before 5pm on 9th May 2016 indicating the position applied for as the subject line.
Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

4.PROCUREMENT MANAGER  
Job Summary Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working closely with respective business heads, the position holder will be responsible for the supervision of procurement and inventory operations minimizing the process costs, duplication, time wastage while ensuring quality and value creation of the procurement process in accordance to the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Act 2016, and the Sacco Procurement Policies and Manual and specifically:

Duties and Responsibilities

1) Develop, implement and review the Society procurement strategy.

2) Interpret, implement and enforce the public procurement regulations and procedures in compliance with the legal guidelines.

3) Develop the Society procurement plan, review existing procedures and supervise the procurement function periodically.

4) Coordinate internal monitoring and evaluation of the procurement and inventory function in the Society to ensure the systems are adhered to

5) Coordinate and prepare bidding documents and invite tenders/quotations for advertisement, opening and evaluation.

6) Maintain an accurate inventory of Society supplies

7) Design and implement an effective, efficient and up to date procurement and disposal systems for the Society.

8) Liaise with the Finance Department in relation to budgetary provisions to ensure smooth payment by processing the supplier payment requests.

9) Form, manage and constantly develop the capacity of both the procurement and tendering committees.
10) Liaise with the functional heads in organizing for specification of goods and services for procurement, coordinate purchases requirements form user departments and functions.

11) Manage and develop the procurement team to ensure that they are effective when executing their roles.

12) Prepare monthly, quarterly reports and timely submission accordingly.

13) Track and report key functional metrics to manage costs and improve effectiveness.

Key Qualifications 

KCSE: B- 

Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing and Supplies, Logistics, Procurement or any other relevant field. 

Master’s degree qualification in Procurement, Supply Chain or related areas will be an added advantage. 

Professional qualification in procurement, Supply Chain or related areas qualification.

Must be a current member of a reputable procurement related professional body.  Over five (5) years’ experience, three (3) of which should be in a supervisory role.

Be a current registered member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management or Chartered Institute of Supplies Management.

Competence and personal attributes 

Good leadership and supervisory skills. 

Initiative and drive and can perform and meet expectations with minimum supervision. 

Thorough knowledge of Public Procurement Act, Regulations and procedures.  High level of integrity and honesty. 

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

Good planning and organisational skills. 

Attentive to details.

Qualified applicants should send their Application Letter and Detailed CVs to Procurementmanager@stima-sacco.com  on or before 5pm on 9th May 2016 indicating the position applied for as the subject line.
Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.