06 July 2017

Fresher Risk Officer Career Jobs - BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd

Job Title:     Risk Officer
Organisation: BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Risk Manager 

About US:
BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd is the largest Microfinance operating in Uganda covering several districts through 147 networked branches targeting Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs of Uganda. BRAC boasts of promoting financial inclusion by extending financial services to the un-served and underserved, now with over 212,000 borrowing clients, over 150Bn loan book with 98% recovery rate, operationally and financially self sustaining.

Job Summary: The Risk Officer will primarily implement a comprehensive, enterprise wide risk management framework consistent with BRAC’s strategic objectives, regulatory framework and industry best practices.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will be tasked with identifying key risk inherent in the bank’s business as well as emerging financial industry risk and suggest mitigation measures
  • Carry out risk awareness trainings within BRAC
  • Perform second level assurance on closure of external audit, Central bank and BI Audit team recommendations to avoid repeat findings
  • Follow-up on implementation of agreed actions stated in the incident reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the BRAC Risk Officer job opportunity should hold a Degree in Banking/Microfinance, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting or any other relevant business course
  • Professional risk management certification, accounting or audit qualification is added advantage.
  • At least two years’ experience in credit and banking operations or risk management function preferably from a regulated financial institution.
  • Broad knowledge in the operations of a Risk Department in financial institutions.
  • Critical analysis, Investigation and detection skills
  • Computer literacy i.e. basic knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office tools
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Personal organization and planning skills
  • Ability to work with a team

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae not scanned (including bio-data such as: Date of birth, Education qualification, language proficiency, work experience and at least three professional referees in Ms. Office Word Document) and all scanned copies of academic /other supporting documents. They should all be merged into one PDF file. In total, there must only be two attachments sent to hrd.bracmfug@brac.net

Deadline: 14th July 2017

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