Head of Risk Job Placement – KCB Bank

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Organisation: KCB Bank

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:Managing Director

About US:

KCB Bank Uganda which is part of KCB Group, East Africa’s largest commercial bank that was established in 1896. Over the years, the Bank has grown and spread its wings into Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi completing the East African circuit in the year 2012. Today, the Group has the largest branch network in the region with over 238 branches, 950 ATMs and 8,000 agents offering banking services on a 24/7 basis in East Africa. KCB Bank Uganda was established in the year 2007 and has grown to become one of Uganda’s top ten commercial banks. Currently KCB Bank Uganda has 14 branches complemented with 16 ATMs spread on Kampala Road, Commercial Plaza, Ben Kiwanuka, Luwum Street, Oasis Mall Sixth Street, Arua, Elgon Masaba, Fort Portal, Gulu, Hoima, Lira, Mbarara and Jinja that offer trade financing, corporate and retail banking services to customers.

Job Summary:  The Head of Risk is responsible for devising mitigation strategies with line management and ensuring follow through to give assurance to the Board, Group and Bank of Uganda BOU, that bank—wide risks are identified, measured, managed and reported in line with the BOU Risk Management Guidelines, Group standards and by large best global practices. This entails embedding the bank’s Enterprise Risk Management lERM] with a critical role to proactively identify and understand the potential threats, identify opportunities, actions or events that will adversely affect the bank’s ability to achieve its objectives. The major responsibilities of this position will be to customize Group policies & procedures with support from the group to suit the local environment, specifically as regards to:

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Operational

  • Develop and establish systems, policies and procedures to identify, control, manage and measure bank-wide non-financial risk for the subsidiary.
  • Ensure that bank-wide risk management policies, controls and procedures, are effectively implemented, disseminated and complied with across the subsidiary,
  • Develop Risk Reports for Country Senior Management, Central Group Risk function and the Board to facilitate active risk oversight.
  • Develop and implement an effective country-wide business resumption plan.
  • Improve shareholder returns through value— based management and control and reduction of visible and hidden costs,
  • Ensure that the country’s risk framework is in accordance with regulator guidelines and in conformity with Group requirements.
  • Establish a comprehensive and continuing training programme on the various risks that the Bank faces so as to embed knowledge of policies and procedures across the business.

Credit Risk

  • Identify, measure, monitor and manage credit risks
  • Monitor risk exposure limits and trends
  • Develop Credit Risk Reports for Country Senior
  • Management and Group Risk function
  • Periodic review of risk mitigating tools
  • Track and report exceptions to policies
  • Ensure adequate controls over Credit Risk
  • Establish an appropriate Credit Risk environment /culture at the subsidiary
  • Guide the usage of the Credit Risk Management System

Market Risk

  • Establishing an integrated country-wide framework for measuring and monitoring all aspects of market risk across the firm; Implement Group market risk management policies, procedures and controls;
  • Compiling pertinent analytical reports for the Group Assets and Liabilities Committee (ALCO)
  • Optimizing the bank’s market risk portfolio through business activities and risketransfer strategies;
  • Assisting with the development and customization of appropriate market risk management technologies and solutions; and
  • Carrying out pertinent research and keeping abreast of relevant developments /skills, techniques, concepts etc) in the market risk management realm.

Strategic, Reputational Risk & Ethics

  • Ensure the bank establishes adequate standards and procedures to guide employees and agents in order to create reasonable stakeholder expectations.
  • Ensure standards and expectations are institutionalized and consistently enforced within the bank.
  • Evaluate and report on the bank’s performance against these standards, procedures, and expectations.
  • Shape a healthy and positive business ethics culture for the subsidiary through implementation of Group Ethics program
  • Enhance responsible Ethics management through implementation of Ethics Compliance framework and encouraging compliance to standards and procedures
  • Implementation of a Reputation Risk policy as guided by Group Risk function
  • Implementation of a Reputational Risk Management Framework.
  • Implementation of a Crisis Management Plan as guided by Group Risk function
  • Enhance Health and Safety through implementation of a policy on environmental impacts in investment.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a university degree, preferably in a business related or science discipline from a reputable and recognized institution.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree or Professional qualifications e.g. CPAU, CA, ACCA, ACIB, etc. would be an added advantage.
  • Specialized training in risk management and a strong conceptual awareness of Basel ll requirements.
  • Seven years of broad banking experience; at least 3 years of which should be as a leader in a Risk function.
  • Knowledge of bank—wide business functional processes as well as banking products and services.
  • Strong leadership skills and governance awareness.
  • Able to communicate to all stakeholders very well and clearly.
  • Knowledge of the Financial institutions Act and Banking Regulatory guidelines,
  • Strong business acumen and financial analysis.
  • Excellent Judgment abilities whilst aware of risk-return.

How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.

Deadline: 17th April 2019


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