Commercial Bank of Ethiopia would like to invite qualified and interested job seekers to apply for the following position:
The history of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) dates back to the establishment of the State Bank of Ethiopia in 1942. CBE was legally established as a share company in 1963. Since then, it has been playing signiﬁcant roles in the development of the country.
Currently CBE has more than 38.9 million account holders in its more than 1948 branches and the number of Mobile and Internet Banking users also reached more than 6.6 million and 37k. Active ATM card holders reached more than 8.3 million and 17 million CBE Birr users.
Position: Agile Expert
Educational Qualification:Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Management, Information Technology Management, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Programming and other related fields.
- Minimum of 5 years of general experience in Agile Transformation.
- Demonstrated success in leading and supporting Agile initiatives in complex organizations.
- Proven track record of implementing Agile methodologies in diverse environments.
Required Certification and other credentials
- Agile certifications such as Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), or equivalent are highly desirable.
- Any additional Agile-related certifications or credentials that demonstrate expertise (e.g., Agile Coach certification, SAFe certifications).
- Other Credentials
- Evidence of continuous learning and professional development in the field of Agile.
- Evidence of successful Agile transformations, such as case studies, project portfolios, or recommendations from previous clients or employers.
- Strong references or recommendations from previous colleagues or supervisors highlighting Agile leadership and coaching abilities.
- Agile Expertise:
- In-depth understanding of Agile principles, frameworks, and methodologies.
- Ability to customize Agile practices to meet organizational needs.
- Coaching and Facilitation:
- Excellent coaching and mentoring skills to guide teams and individuals.
- Strong facilitation skills for conducting meetings, workshops, and retrospectives.
- Problem-Solving and Conflict Resolution:
- Proficiency in resolving conflicts and addressing impediments.
- Strong problem-solving skills for process improvement.
- Communication and Leadership:
- Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
- Inspirational leadership to drive Agile transformation.
- Technical Knowledge (Optional):
- Familiarity with software development practices and technologies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Agile Framework Implementation
- Lead the organization’s Agile transformation efforts by selecting and tailoring Agile frameworks (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, SAFe) that best fit the organization’s unique needs and objectives.
- Develop and implement Agile processes, practices, and ceremonies to drive effective product development and delivery.
- Continuously assess the Agile maturity level of teams and departments and propose adjustments to the transformation strategy as necessary.
- Training and Coaching
- Design and deliver Agile training sessions, workshops, and coaching sessions for teams, product owners, scrum Masters, and other stakeholders.
- Mentor Agile teams in best practices, helping them understand and apply Agile principles, values, and techniques to their work.
- Foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement by encouraging Agile mind set and behaviors.
- Process Optimization
- Collaborate closely with Agile teams to identify process bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and areas for improvement.
- Work with teams to implement Lean and Agile principles to streamline processes and maximize efficiency.
- Champion the elimination of waste and impediments in the development and delivery pipelines.
- Team Empowerment
- Empower Agile teams to self-organize, make decisions, and take ownership of their work.
- Encourage cross-functional collaboration and ensure that teams have the autonomy and authority to deliver high quality products.
- Promote a culture of accountability and collective ownership of projects outcomes.
- Facilitate and promote collaboration among team members, product owners, and stakeholders.
- Ensure transparency in work, impediment removal, and alignment of goals and objectives throughout the organization.
- Foster a collaborative and trust-based environment to enhance team dynamics.
- Metrics and Reporting
- Define, track, and analyses key performance indicators (KPI) and Agile metrics to measure the progress and effectiveness of Agile teams.
- Provide regular reports and insights to stakeholders, enabling data-driven decision-making and continuous improvement.
- Use metrics to identify areas for improvement and guide teams in making data-backed adjustments.
- Change Management
- Act as a change agent by assisting teams, managers, and leader in understanding and embracing Agile principles, values, and cultural shifts.
- Manage resistance to change and facilitate the adoption of Agile practices at all levels of the organization.
- Develop and excuse change management plans to ensure smooth transitions.
- Stakeholders Engagement
- Engage with key stakeholders to ensure alignment between business goals and Agile initiatives.
- Manage stakeholder expectations regarding project delivery timelines, scope, and outcomes.
- Establish effective communication channels to keep stakeholders informed and engaged throughout projects.
- Conflict Resolution
- Facilitate conflict resolution within Agile teams and help maintain a positive and productive team environment.
- Address conflicts and impediments that may hinder team performance and delivery.
- Promote healthy discussions and collaboration to reach consensus.
- Continuous Learning
- Stay current with Agile trends, emerging methodologies, and industry best practices.
- Integrate new knowledge and innovations in to the organizations Agile transformation strategy.
- Encourage a culture of continuous learning and experimentation within Agile teams.
- These detailed responsibilities encompass the Agile Experts crucial role in guiding the organization through its Agile transformation journey and promoting a culture of agility, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
Place of work: Head Office
Salary: As per the Bank Salary Scale
Term of Employment: Permanent
Deadline Date: October 10, 2023
How to Apply:
- Interested and qualified applicants should apply through CBE career website https://vacancy.cbe.com.et, and required to attach Diploma, Degree document, curriculum vitae, work experience and other necessary credentials within seven consecutive working days from the date of this vacancy announcement. However, the bank has full right to cancel or take any other alternative in this regard;
- Candidates who have successfully completed the recruitment process will be expected to authenticate their academic documents from the concerned higher institution by themselves with in six-month period after he/she has joined the Bank;
- If mischief incidents observed/ reported in relation to the submitted academic credential, cheating on examination or any other illegal acts during the requirement process, the Bank has the right to cancel the applicant even after he/she has joined the Bank;
- All documents should be scanned in pdf or dock formats only and the size of each document should be less than 2MB;
- Priority shall be given as per the Bank’s HR procedure;
- Only shortlisted applicants will be communicated for exam and interview.
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