No Experience Jobs – Risk Officer at Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI)

Organization: Pride
Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Risk Manager
About US:
Pride
Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride) is the leading Microfinance Deposit Taking
Institution in Uganda with 32 networked branches and 5 contact branches
countrywide and an equal opportunity employer, regulated by Bank of Uganda
under the MDI Act, 2003.

Job Summary: The Risk
Officer will mainly be responsible for supporting in identifying; defining,
managing and monitoring of risks presented in the various Pride branches and
departments, and minimize tracked risk trends, thus reducing the level of the
risk related losses to the institution. This is a temporary job position which
will be for an initial contract period of six months, renewable for one term if
the performance is satisfactory.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
The incumbent will support Pride in the identifying
and analyzing of risks related to the business through compilation of the risk
profiles of all the branches and departments at Head Office and timely
reporting when they are highly likely to materialize.
·        
Evaluate and recommend countermeasures to mitigate
the risks or reduce them within the manageable limits thus reducing the
pertinent business risks that could interfere /impact Pride’s strategic
objectives.
·        
Establish, maintain and update the Systems Risk
Incidence Register and preparation of the Risk analysis reports to management
like the Risk and Control Self-Assessment Report, Key Risk Indicator tool,
among others.
·        
The job holder will also support the implementation
of performance analytic tools in agreement with the Bank of Uganda guidelines,
Basel II and CAMEL ratings.
·        
Carry out Project risk assessment as and when a new
project comes on board in addition to constitution of the Product Development
team.
·        
Execute independent risk reviews in business
functions in line with the annual work plan.
·        
Mentor, train and sensitize staff on risk measures
for the benefit of the staff in their daily scope of work.
·        
Work closely with the Compliance Officers to ensure
that the Risk and Control self-assessment tools, Incident reporting tools and
Suspicious Transaction Reports from all the branches are filled and submitted
to management on a monthly basis.
·        
Undertake regular credit risk assessment to support
identification of exposures to credit concentrations, loan write offs and
related market dynamics.
·        
Support implementation of fraud and BCM policies
through staff training, incident analysis and reports.
·        
Regularly communicate effectively to all functional
units, systems risk appetite, risk mitigation plans, and set clearly a list of key
high residual risks and strategies to handle them.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The Bank Risk Officer should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
degree in related field. i.e. B.COM, BBA, B. Stat, BA. Econ, BA. Quantitative
Economics or in any other relevant / related field. Possess at least 2
principle passes at A’ level and credit passes in English and Mathematics at O’
Level. Possession of a relevant professional qualification will be an added
advantage.
·        
Emotional intelligence
·        
Excellent Reporting, Oral and Written Communication
skills
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Excellent interpersonal skills
·        
High business acumen
·        
Customer awareness
·        
Computer knowledge
·        
Good problem solving
·        
High degree of confidentiality
·        
Self-drive
·        
Self-confidence
·        
Impeccable level of integrity
·        
Highly Pro-active
·        
Compliance to policies
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Discipline
·        
Diligence
·        
Efficiency
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Age: less than 30 years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to the: Head
Human Capital Management, Pride Micro-finance Limited, Victoria Office Park,
Block B,  Plot 6 -9, Ben Kiwanuka Okot
Close, P.O. Box 7566, Kampala,
Uganda.
The complete
applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae, three referees, copies
of academic transcripts, postal address and a daytime telephone contact.
Deadline: 26th October, 2015
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If
you do not hear from us by 30th November 2015, please consider yourself
unsuccessful.
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