Head of Data Analytics Employment Opportunity – DFCU Bank

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Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Chief Financial Officer
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 Head of Data Analytics will ensure that the Bank has accurate and timely financial information that aids decision making and provide deep analysis on current as well as predictive data. The incumbent will manage the Bank’s financial models in line with the model governance framework. Value-mine the Bank’s systems, (in particular, Finacle core banking system) and maximise benefits to the Bank through providing centralised, seamless management information and business intelligence services through the development and deployment of efficient data interrogation tools; continuous performance improvement and user training.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide the one stop shop for all data needs for the entire Bank.
  • Lead and motivate the team of the bank’s data analysts, aligning the team to the overall bank driven strategy and maintaining a decision support system that is dependable.
  • Design, implement, embed and monitor data quality standards across the bank. Identify gaps, design structure and processes to plug gaps, oversee execution, test and validate, enhance system requirements to enforce data quality.
  • Design efficient predictive / forecasting models which enable scenario planning across the bank.
  • Provide decision support to the business leadership and management using business intelligence.
  • Customize reports, query tools and alerts both on historic data and predictive modelling for Corporate, Personal & Business Banking, Credit, Finance, Risk, Internal Audit, Marketing, Strategy, Treasury and other user groups as they may arise.
  • Embedding market intelligence, competitor analysis and trend analysis into the data analytics practices of the bank.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the DFCU Bank Head of Data Analytics job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or Accounting or Finance with statistical bias; Computer Science.
  • Seven years working experience with at least three years’ experience with databases and management information systems.
  • Professional certification in database management Statistical background an advantage.
  • Excellent use of MS Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access.
  • Strong numeracy, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Industry knowledge and business awareness.
  • Highly innovative.
  • Good organization and time management skills.
  • Strong communication, negotiation, interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Strong team management and development skills.
  • Good organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to work through others even when they do not report to you.
  • Excellent documentation skills.
  • Proven ability to train and develop others.
  • Strong attention to detail and personal effectiveness.
  • High-level of integrity and strong entrepreneurial skills.
  • Strong skills at relationship building.
  • Self-drive and initiative.
All candidates who so wish to join the banking sector in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications with detailed CVs including present position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates (University Transcript, O & A level) to: Vacanciesbank@dfcugroup.com
NB: dfcu Bank does not solicit/accept payment in cash/kind from prospective candidates in exchange for shortlisting or job placement. Any candidate who engages in this kind of transaction is aiding and abetting fraud and will be automatically disqualified.



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