Head, Risk Management (GAMBIA)

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Job Summary

Head, Risk Management for a Financial Institution in The Gambia

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description

  • Formulation and implementation of internal control strategies, policies and procedures to enhance transparency and accountability in banking operations
  • Provision of policy guidelines and framework for managing enterprise risks and ensures adequate controls are put in place to support effective implementation of approved plans and projects
  • Review of internal (infrastructure, personnel, processes, technology) and external (economic, natural, political, competition) factors in the operating environment to ascertain potential risks to the bank’s business operations and growth plans
  • Monitoring to ensure that all functions comply with established risk management guidelines and controls by specifying the escalation procedures to be followed in the management of any risk across the bank’s business and service touch points
  • Coordination of regular checks on operational activities to ensure compliance with internal controls policies and procedures
  • Coordination of the preparation of emergency response plans to assure continuity of operations following an emergency
  • Conduct periodic risk assessment across the bank’s value chain to determine the effectiveness of the bank’s risk management framework and policies and their
  • impact on operational performance to decide on or initiate improvement solutions
  • Facilitate the incorporation of the risk management process into the internal control program to ensure service delivery with no compromise to controls.
  • Undertake investigations as required by Management and /or Board and advise Management on deviations and improvement opportunities
  • Monitor and detects potential threats to operational efficiency including risky credit, investments, and portfolio inefficiencies, personnel liabilities, underperforming resources/assets, and revenue assurance risks etc., and initiates strategies and programs designed to anticipate and minimize threats as well as reduce impact business performance Prepare and presents regular risk analysis reports to top management of the bank, complete with actionable plans for avoiding or preventing potential threats at all levels.
  • Develop insurance strategies and financing techniques to appropriately deal with any unanticipated losses by the bank
  • Coordinate the preparation and management of all documentation related to risk assessments and reviews of standard operating procedures
  • Planning and managing activities of the Internal Controls & Risk Management function


Requirements And Qualifications

  • A first degree in accounting or a related discipline
  • A master’s degree or an MBA, will be of advantage
  • Membership of relevant Professional body ( ACCA, CISA or its equivalent)
  • Must have at least 8-10 years in risk management, insurance or liability research, or actuarial management experience
  • Technical expertise in risk analysis, controls & management, auditing, financial accounting, systems audit, quality management
  • Proficient with risk management, auditing techniques, and accounting standards and principles
  • Must possess knowledge of risk analysis, database management, risk metrics, and capital management
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft office tools
  • Must be very familiar with insurance and liability as well as compliance standards for the banking industry, including financial, property, operational, regulations, and standards
  • Extensive knowledge of legal requirements and compliance regulations


Location: GAMBIA


Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.


Kindly send CV's to [email protected]

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