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Job Openings at Standard Bank Group


Job Openings at Standard Bank Group

Job Openings at Standard Bank Group

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Standard Bank Group is the largest African banking group by assets offering a full range of banking and related financial services. “Africa is our home, we drive her growth” Our vision is to be the leading financial services organisation in, for and across Africa, delivering exceptional client experiences and superior value

Manager, Senior, Projects


To manage major and/or strategic projects through the application of best practice project management skills, tools and techniques, whilst engaging with and leading cross-functional teams to deliver scalable business solutions within the required parameters in terms of scope, cost and quality.


  • Conduct pre-analysis of project scope, including deliverables and timelines to determine feasibility and the potential impact of overall strategic objectives to ensure suitable amendments can be made upfront.
  • Develop project dashboards and reports that provide accurate information regarding the ongoing progress, risks and impact of the project to enable timely decision-making.
  • Drive the development of the projects change plan and the planning and implementation mechanisms for communication, training, stakeholder engagement and monitoring of change impacts to ensure solutions are effectively implemented and therefore meet the required organisational benefits.
  • Drive the implementation of the required information management processes and systems to ensure all project information and documents are managed according to organisation and regulatory standards and requirements.
  • Drive the process of formal handover of the project into business as usual, including the handover of all required documentation, the completion and submission of a close-out report consisting of lessons learnt, final financial
  • calculations and the realisation of project benefits.
  • Engage regularly with project sponsors and senior project stakeholders to advise them on project scope, approach and progress to ensure they remain committed to the projects direction and have the opportunity to provide the necessary advice or guidance.
  • Identify and advise on project risks through the delivery of risk reports to all stakeholders involved in the project to ensure that risk is managed appropriately. Engage with project and programme boards to ensure adequate understanding and buy in to resolve risk concerns.
  • Identify the key project stakeholders and participate in constituting the project board. Engage with all stakeholders on their involvement to ensure effective participation.
  • Identify the most appropriate project resources, coordinate and monitor their utilisation including business resources, external consultants, contractors and other vendor resources to ensure the effective execution of project deliverables against agreed standards and timelines.
  • Lead project team members by conducting the required training and mentoring to ensure they are fully equipped to deliver their projects in-line with best practice.
  • Oversee and drive proper project governance standards to ensure that changes and updates made to all aspects of the project remain governed and compliant with all regulations as set by Standard Bank Group (SBG).
  • Oversee the formalisation of the project scope to ensure that it is formally documented, agreed and signed-off and that any changes during the project goes through the correct governance and change processes.
  • Provide input into the definition and development of robust business cases to ensure the accuracy of resource forecasts and financial calculations.
  • Review the project financials and expenses against project budget, complete cash flow forecasts for the project and reprioritise expenses, within budget, where appropriate, to ensure the effective delivery of the project
    objectives within the allocated budget.
  • Track and drive the projects execution requirements/activities and incorporate changes in the requirements as per the formal change and governance standards and process. Analyse the effectiveness of all project
    workstreams to ensure improvement opportunities are identified and implemented.
  • Utilise the most appropriate project tools and best practices and conduct research to advise on improvements
    where necessary.



  • First Degree:  Business Commerce Required
  • First Degree: Project Management Required
  • Post Graduate Degree : Business Commerce Preferred
  • Post Graduate Degree : Project Management Preferred

Additional Licences and Certifications

  • A formal project management qualification such as PMBOK, Prince II or PMP

Work Experience

  • 8-10 years
  • Significant experience required in the end-to end management of largescale strategic projects through the leadership and coordination of a large project team.

Head Internal Controls

Job Purpose 

Maintain an optimal control framework for the Group that facilitates a proactive approach to issue identification, resolution, escalation and implementation of actions to manage control gaps in order to mitigate any risk that could occur and cause losses to the Group.

Key Responsibilities

  • Determine the Control Strategy
  • To determine the control strategy for the Group in consultation with business / enabler partners, Risk, Compliance, Internal Audit aligned to the Group and ROA strategies.
  • Develop effective, collaborative relationships with the country’s senior management team, business lines and all relevant stakeholders.

Execution and Monitoring

  • Development of the annual control assurance reviews universe in collaboration with the Risk, Compliance and Internal Audit stakeholders.
  • Perform appropriate monitoring activities to provide assurance on the effectiveness and state of the control environment of risk in the Group to the executive management and all relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure that formal planned reviews and spot checks are conducted across the Group in line with the risk based engagement methodologies, including the production of reports.
  • Facilitate the translation of regulatory directives into operational processes & controls.
  • Monitor implemented risk and compliance management processes – as identified and assessed by Risk and Compliance to ensure adherence to standards, policies and procedures.
  • Identify inadequate processes and controls and provide Operational Risk and Compliance and/or Business Units/ Enablers with the irregularities to facilitate the modification of processes where required.
  • Ensure that formal root cause analysis for control failures is conducted across the Group and appropriate remedial actions are identified and implemented.
  • Conduct special reviews upon specific request by business unit/ enabler management as appropriate.
  • Monitor that tracking of remedial actions from internal audits, regulatory reviews, FCC investigations, control reviews and other such assurance reviews is undertaken as agreed with the business units. This will involve validation of implemented interventions prior to closure of the issues.
  • Ensure that appropriate training initiatives towards improvement of the control environment are planned and executed as required. Ensure that coaching & support opportunities are properly identified and the appropriate interventions are implemented.
  • Participate in the bank’s business initiatives, forums, committees, policy / process development or reviews, e.g. risk & compliance committees, new products, projects etc. to ensure that control requirements are appropriately considered executed and reported.
  • Effective implementation of the operational risk framework i.e. loss control, incident management, RCSA & KRIs, BCM, IRM roles as per the approved risk management framework.
  • Foster an environment of innovation for simpler, better and yet effective solutions to enhance key control capabilities within the control function and across the bank.
  • Allocate available resources to individual engagements on a risk based perspective in line with the Unit and bank’s overall strategy.
  • Timely provision of routine dashboards as per determined frequency, monthly and quarterly reports on activities and the state of the control environment to executive, business / enabler unit management, risk, compliance, internal audit and ROA risk partners.
  • Present routine monitoring and control review reports to business / process owners and ensure their understanding and commitment to the report and agreed action plans.
  • Escalate breaches and incidents for more serious control breaches that require senior management direction as per the appropriate escalation processes, including active participation in the remedial actions.

People Management & Administration

  • Lead and manage the Control function and ensure effective management of human capital.
  • Agree performance contracts, monitor, review and appraise performance of staff within the unit. Develop and maintain a talent development plan.
  • Evaluate and manage the performance of the team to achieve a high standard of competence, motivation and service orientation, focusing on the development and retention of promising staff.
  • Identify knowledge/skills/ development needs, capability gaps ensure that appropriate training initiatives and or interventions are determined and executed in collaboration with the pertinent stakeholders.
  • Manage the annual leave planning and utilisation.
  • Monitor, manage budget and expenditure for the Control function.

Other Oversight Functions

  • Provide oversight for effective management of user access on all applications for appropriate levels and limit of authority are profiled and assigned to the users.
  • Ensure adequacy of control around transaction surveillance by instituting business rules for monitoring and prevention of loss through the fraud monitoring solutions
  • Stabilize the new Investigation Unit and ensure timely, prompt, clear and concise investigation into reported process breaches with recommendations to prevent re-occurrences.
  • Develop collaborative measures to support improvements in KYC rating bank-wide by enforcing total compliance with the KYC guiding principles / policy.


  • Type of Qualification: First Degree
  • Field of Study: Business Commerce
  • Type of Qualification: First Degree
  • Field of Study: Finance and Accounting
  • Type of Qualification: First Degree
  • Field of Study: Risk Management
  • Formal qualification such as ACIB, CIA, CISA, CFSA, ACCA or CPA will be an added advantage.

Experience Required

  • Risk Management
  • 7-10 years
  • Experience Description: At least 5 years’ experience in a control / audit environment with a proven track record. Stakeholder management and negotiation experience. Risk & control experience within a banking environment

Human Capital

  • Experience Description: Exposure to managing teams and delivering against tight deadlines.


Behavioral Competencies:

  • Challenging Ideas
  • Convincing People
  • Developing Strategies
  • Directing People
  • Documenting Facts
  • Establishing Rapport
  • Examining Information
  • Interacting with People
  • Providing Insights
  • Showing Composure
  • Team Working
  • Upholding Standards

Technical Competencies:

  • IT Knowledge
  • IT Risk Management
  • IT Systems
  • Promote Good Governance, Risk & Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Risk Management

Manager, Finance BCC &CHNW

Job Purpose

This role is responsible for managing the CHNW & BCB Finance option to ensure the provision of key performance indicators (KPIs) for the Corporate and Investment Banking unit for decision making and strategy development.



  • Demonstrate Business Etiquette in Oral/written/Telephone communication skills.
  • Communicate standard work information either verbally or in writing in a clear and concise way-taking account of audience.
  • Prepare and present information to different audiences which is effective and understood.
  • Facilitate resolutions between differing viewpoints.
  • Project a professional image in communication and physical presentation.


  • Communicate standard work information either verbally or in writing in a clear and concise way-taking account of audience.
  • Use skills and different formats to effectively communicate more complicated information.
  • Help management make financial decisions.

Financial Management

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the team working under Finance-CHNW & BCB.
  • Ensure reports have been prepared and submitted to the senior manager Business Finance.
  • Assist the business teams in handling queries relating to the financial reports and other management information relating to their units.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the team working under the incumbent with finance, CHNW & BCB.
  • Review costs for all Client Coverage and CHNW & BCB overheads and identifying any-postings that need to be corrected.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Type of Qualification: Degree
  • Field of Study: Business Commerce
  • Type of Qualification: Post Graduate Degree
  • Field of Study: Finance and Accounting

Experience Required

  • Finance Business Partnering
  • Finance & Value Management
  • 5-6 years
  • The role requires a seasoned individual with a thorough understanding of the end-to-end Financial Value Chain. Practical experience of working across different Africa Regions countries, jurisdictions and regulatory requirements would be required. Knowledge of financial analysis techniques. Construct, read and interpret financial statements. Technical competency with respect to IFRS9 and its ramifications. Experience with regulatory reporting and knowledge of industry key ratio comparatives.

Method of Application

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