Letshego MFB is recruiting to fill the position of Head of Risk
Reports to: Country CEO
Job type: Permanent
Expected Start Date: 1st January, 2017
- To promote and sustain a culture of risk management discipline, anticipation and compliance within the country;
- To ensure that there are effective standards and internal controls, policies and procedures, systems and a risk management framework that supports business sustainability and continuity as well as ensuring compliance with various banking and regulatory policies;
- To anticipate and proactively ensure management of all potential risks, including market, credit, operations, information security, regulatory compliance and reputation risks and to initiate actions to pre-empt systemic risks; and
- To represent the risk and assurance function to external stakeholders such as regulators and investors as well as to the Board
- Lead and direct the Risk & Assurance function, as a partner to the business, supporting growth aspirations whilst retaining the appropriate risk management and compliance discipline to achieve strategic goals.
- Ensure that Risk Management Framework is adopted and effectively applied across all departments of the bank;
- Implement the Operational Risk Policy Framework and ensure that the operational risk governance structures are fully functional;
- Identify and understand the main operational risks in the business, monitor the actual level of operational risk on a regular basis and play a preventative role in risk control
- Embed a culture of consciousness and transparency for risk management and ensure that the nature and size of risks are well understood by all staff
- Implement the Businesses compliance and AML / CFT policy in line with local regulatory requirements
- Maintain relationship with both internal and relevant key stake holders
- Manage risk on a day to day basis which includes monitoring and reporting. This should include measures and procedures for:- understanding key processes, risk identification, risk analysis and assessment responding to risks identified and assessed adequate information and communication and monitoring of risk management activities
- Embed operational risk practices into business activities and support it with appropriate training and awareness
- Ensure that training and development on Risk Management is offered to staff on a regular basis
- Develop a business continuity strategy in order to ensure effective risk mitigation and business continuity
- Ensure that risk and process issues identified in the business units are reported and monitored and where necessary escalated to relevant person(s) and Committee(s) and corrective action is taken
- Liaise, guide and coach all levels within the business on risk and process issues
- Provide expert advice, share best-practice / risk mitigation techniques with management to enable them to pro-actively manage the risk within their units;
- Facilitate and provide adequate support to the Principle Risk owners for the monthly key risk indicators (KRI) process
- Ensure the development and execution of internal control plans outlining annual testing based on risk assessments (e.g. Risk and Control Self-Assessment), internal/external audit and regulatory reports
- Assess new products, procedures and procedural changes to identify potential operational risks and suggests mitigation plans.
- Monitor the banks insurance cover by way of review of the insurance return to ensure assets are adequately protected against losses.
- Maintain cost disciplines, rationalise and consolidate risk expense.
Education and/or Experience Required
- Minimum requirement of a Bachelor degree in Risk Management or equivalent financial qualification
- Exposure to demanding operational environments, ability to gain insight into the most effective risk management applications and key points for leverage and influence
- Minimum 7 years’ experience with relevant risk, compliance (AML & CFT) and/or process management experience.
Attractive pay, productivity bonus, medical benefits and generous pension scheme, as well as an exciting culture - Let’s improve life!
Method of Application
Interested candidates should send a motivation letter/email detailing how their qualification experience fits the requirement for the job in addition to their resume to NGCareers@letshego.com. Please ensure that the subject of your email read “Head of Risk”. Applications that do not comply with this requirement will not be considered
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