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  • Chief Risk Officer at InterSwitch

  • Posted on: 19 November, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organizations on a timely and consistent basis

    We see an Africa where payment is a seamless part of our everyday lives, and our mission is to create transaction solutions that enable individuals and communities prosper across the continent

    Chief Risk Officer


    Job Profile

    • Develop and maintain an effective risk management system comprising strategies, processes and reporting procedures necessary to identify, measure, monitor, manage and report, on a continuous basis the risks, at an individual and at an aggregated level, to which the Company is, or could be, exposed.
    • Lead and motivate subordinates to advance employee engagement develop a high performing managerial firm.
    • Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission.
    • Enforce adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics.
    • Analyse problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth.
    • Maintain a deep knowledge of the markets of the company

    Job Description
    Business Impact:

    • Ensure provision of operational expertise and insight required by the Group in designing and implementing end to end processes and standardisation
    • Work with peers to develop and implement major strategic initiatives
    • Maintaining compliance with relevant operational and regulatory policies and rules


    • Manage major relationships with counterparts and service provider
    • Develop and maintain a support function for the Group’s key clients
    • Understand expected deliverables from key business areas identifying and implementing improvements to processes, organisation and governance to effectively support such deliverables and facilitate delivery
    • Lead the effort support the overall Group growth strategy

    Leadership and Teamwork:

    • Drive and lead a high-performance culture through effective people management and inspire employee engagement
    • Actively manage talent, leadership, career development and succession planning
    • Provide strategic guidance in terms of prioritisation of project deliverables, objectives and initiatives
    • Ensure relevant business decisions are forthcoming and appropriate. Problems are resolved in an effective manner and that issues and conflicts are dealt with professionally and speedily
    • Ensure effective communication and work effectively with other members of the Senior Management team
    • Build ‘bench strength’ to create a talent pipeline throughout the firm

    Operational Effectiveness and Control:

    • Facilitate the setting of the risk appetite by the Board, monitoring risk exposures against the Board-approved Risk Appetite Limits and reporting thereon to the Risk Committee, advising the Board on strategies to mitigate the risks to which the Company is exposed
    • Implement the Operational Risk Framework and ensure the mitigation of material risk through engagement with the business
    • Ensure that cost and control management is embedded within the firm
    • Operational controls are in place, documented, evidenced and managed effectively
    • Ensure that audit and control points raised are monitored and resolved appropriately
    • Create and maintain operational MI and dashboard reporting

    Regulatory Responsibilities Under Senior Managers Regime:

    • Responsibility for compliance with the requirements of the regulatory system about the management responsibilities map
    • Responsibility for the firm’s performance of its obligations under Fitness and Propriety in respect of its notified non-executive directors

    Educationa and Experience
    Academic Qualification(s):

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Law or Finance related discipline.  Master’s in Business Administration or relevant Master’s degree from a reputable institution

    Professional Qualification(s):
    Evidence of strong industry / sector participation and relevant professional certifications such as: 

    • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
    • Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
    • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
    • Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA)

    Experience (Number of relevant years):

    • Minimum of 15 years’ post-qualification industry experience in risk, internal control, or compliance, 5 out of which must have been in a senior management position of a similar organisation.
    • Demonstrable experience in Banking and Asset Management
    • Substantial experience of best practice risk management and governance frameworks, methodologies and emerging practice in financial services
    • Strong and proven strategic leadership experience, including developing strategic direction and planning & implementing successful growth plans
    • Excellent management experience, including change management, with experience of successfully engaging with staff and the Board

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to InterSwitch career website on to apply

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