The business analyst s primary objective is helping businesses implement technology solutions in a cost-effective way by determining the requirements of a project or program, and communicating them clearly to stakeholders, facilitators and partners.
The Business Analyst will act as the vital link between the Bank's information technology capabilities and our business objectives, contributing to the successful completion of strategic initiatives and thereby profitability of the Bank. We achieve goals through projects that translate customer needs into new products, services, and profits and a business analyst should be able to make it happen more efficiently and effectively.
Detailed Roles and Responsibilities
Support the Head of PMO and contribute towards the implementation of strategy, annual business plans, policies and procedures of the department, to support divisional and organizational business strategy.
Take decisions with the full knowledge of all the relevant business, economic, political, and competitive environment.
Ensure that the Bank is moving forward with stretched objectives in regards to project activities.
Align functional activities and initiatives with the objectives and mission of the Bank.
Understanding, advocating and supporting the enterprise's business and IT strategies.
Setting the performance metrics of the Enterprise Architecture function.
Consulting with business unit management, from an IT perspective, to help identify and improve business system needs
Define business needs and translate them into business analysis and requirements specifications.
Develop good relationships with vendor to support business.
Act as a liaison between technical IT staff and business users
Provide daily support of existing systems, and provide troubleshooting as requested.
Collaborate with other internal IT groups, both local and international, to deliver technical solutions to the clients, and to resolve their business challenges using IT systems and functions. Develop a partnership with local and international business users and create a positive relationship to clearly understand business processes, short and long-term business objectives, and functional goals.
Define and document business, functional and technical specifications for software based solutions.
Verify that requirements are testable and generate testing objectives.
Prepare business proposals for software development projects for eventual presentation to senior management.
Evaluate alternative solutions via RFP and vendor documents.
Interpret end user requirements; design, develop and implement applications to meet business needs while adhering to development standards.
Provide technical assistance in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures across the group various business and support functions.
As a team member of the PMO Team work co-operatively with others on a team.
Provide recommendations for the Section Head of Enterprise Architecture and PMO.
Nominate for training as per Banks s guidelines, conduct performance reviews and manage leave and overtime to ensure efficiency.
COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
University graduate with a degree preferably in Computer Science, Engineering or similar. A good working knowledge about banking regulations, financial statements, taxes, and financial planning is an added advantage
Seven to 10 years of experience in the BFS domain predominately supporting IT projects, business analysis or business strategic planning.
Sound knowledge of the Banking domain and must have good exposure in Wholesale Banking
Other banking domain experience like International, Retail & Treasury products will be added advantage
Written and verbal communication, including technical writing skills who can apply best practices for effective communication and problem-solving
Adherence to process, system and schedule
Feedback, motivating, mentoring and coaching
Fostering Team work
Building collaborative relationship
Best practice frameworks ITIL, TOGAF, PRINCE2 etc.
Understanding of systems engineering concepts
The ability to conduct cost/benefit analysis
Business case development
Modeling techniques and methods
Implement advanced strategies for gathering, reviewing and analyzing data requirements
Prioritize requirements and create conceptual prototypes and mock-ups
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic (preferred)
Familiar with specific accounting and other financial software as well as Microsoft Office applications, such as PowerPoint to make necessary presentations
Terms and conditions
Joining time frame: 2 weeks (maximum 1 month)
Should you be interested in this opportunity, please send your latest resume in MS Word format at the earliest