Manager – Innovation and Digital Transformation Employment Opportunity – DFCU Bank

Organisation: DFCU
Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Product Development and Innovation
About US:
DFCU Bank is a fast
growing commercial bank offering a variety of innovative products and services.
DFCU Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of
the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development
Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda
Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International
Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25%
stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development
projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing
financial commercial lending institutions.
Job Summary:  The Manager – Innovation and Digital
Transformation will lead the Innovation team in its drive to support the
transformation agenda of dfcu Bank towards a modern digitised bank with
leadership in products/solutions, services and processes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Screen
various sensors and innovation sources (internal & external), conduct workshops
for brainstorming, use innovation tools and use modern techniques such as LEAN
to collect, evaluate and derive ideas that will see the realization of the
digital strategy of the Bank.
·       
Work
with the respective subject matter experts in cross-functional engagements to
perform business analysis, conduct customer research and competitor analysis to
support current and new customer journey maps for the respective business
lines.
·       
Research
into future trends, analyze current opportunities, risks, strengths, and
weaknesses informing the key aspects of the innovation strategy that will
underpin the Bank’s overall strategic direction.
·       
Set-up
structures, innovation processes and systems that will result into a framework
that energizes the innovation culture, mitigates any related risks, and embeds
change successfully within the bank.
·       
Coordinate
all process steps and tasks to achieve innovation goals or specifications
accompanying the innovation from the beginning to the end and properly managing
the working prototype to product manager that will be responsible for the
product lifecycle.
·       
Build
and develop fintech relationships and strategic partnerships with those that
share our goal of continuous innovation and breakthrough thinking.
·       
Select
and prioritize the right projects so that the maximum value and success can be
derived from the resources committed with aim to achieve the Bank’s innovation
strategy and innovation goals while initiating corrective measures in the event
of any deviations.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the dfcu Bank Manager – Innovation and Digital Transformation job
must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology,
Business Computing, Commerce, Accounting or Business Statistics or another
related field.
·       
Adept at
Financial Technology, Innovation & Product Development.
·       
A
professional qualification in banking e.g. ACIB and Project Management (e.g.
Prince II would be added advantage.)
·       
At least
8 years’ work experience, 2 of which should be in a senior technology, products
development or management or operations position at a large financial services
institution.
·       
Demonstrated
experience in driving innovation and change agendas in Financial Services.
·       
Demonstrated
ability to link and apply complex technologies to business strategies & a
high proficiency in Information and Communication Technology.
·       
Strong
skills in product analysis, business process analysis and redesign.
·       
Strong
understanding of banking operations, FinTech, and product development trends.
·       
Strong
skills in project management and project execution.
·       
Familiarity
with the financial services industry in Uganda and the region.
·       
Strong
understanding and experience in digital banking services.
·       
Creative
spirit that develops and seeks ideas.
·       
Excellent
communications and engagement skills.
·       
Strong
attention to detail and personal effectiveness.
·       
High-level
of integrity and strong entrepreneurial skills.
·       
Strong
skills at relationship building.
·       
Self-drive
and initiative.
·       
Strong
leader with soft-power skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
send applications with detailed CV’s including present
position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates (University
Transcript, O & A level) to the email address indicated below;
Vacanciesbank@dfcugroup.com
Deadline: 29th July 2020
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