Head Risk Employment Opportunity – Orient Bank


Job Title:    Head Risk

Organization:  Orient

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Executive


About US:

Orient Bank is a
leading Private sector commercial bank in Uganda since 1993. Its steady growth
over the last 20 years can be attributed to its professional management and
prudent Lending and investment policy.  The confidence in Orient Bank of
the Ugandan business community in particular and the public in general, is
reflected in its large deposit base. In November 2002 Orient Bank made another
first in this economy by successfully out competing other Banks in taking over
TransAfrica Bank Ltd., (TABL).


Job Summary:  The Head Risk will be responsible for the Risk
management in the bank including; initiating risk management strategies,
developing and coordinating the implementation, monitoring and review of risk
management policies, systems and programmes for all units/departments of the
bank in accordance with the BOU prescribed guidelines, the Bank’s policies and
the relevant legislations.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

an integrated risk management framework for all aspects of risk across the Bank
hereby minimizing losses.

risk management policies including the quantification of management’s risk appetite.

the Bank’s risk management readiness through communication and BCP/DR training
programs, risk-based performance measurement and incentives.

efforts to set and implement a set of strategic risk parameters and metrics,
including losses and incidents, key risk exposures and early warning

the identified risks and measure the bank’s exposures.

and assessing decisions to accept particular risks in line with the board
approved risk strategies, policies as well as risk tolerance.

the analytical, systems and data management capabilities to support the risk
management function.

drive the risk management process towards global best practices.

management in developing and implementing responses for each identified
material risk.

and oversee the implementation of the operational risk management framework,
policies, procedures and initiatives.

the MRCC agenda and meetings on behalf of the Executive Management, consistent
with approved Terms of Reference

and embed a high-performance culture, develop and reward people to deliver
business goals and provide guidance and leadership to team members through
coaching and training.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal
candidate for the Orient Bank Head Risk job placement must hold a bachelor’s
degree in business, finance or accounting from a recognized University.

Professional Qualification(s) e.g. ACCA, CPA, CISA, CFA, ACA

Master’s degree and other relevant professional qualifications obtained in the
Banking sector will be an added advantage.

At least
ten years’ managerial experience in a Commercial Banking environment, with at
least three gained at a unit head level, leading the Banking operations of any

and People management skills

oral and written communication skills

and analytical thinking

knowledge of Banking industry and Product Knowledge


high levels of integrity


How to Apply:

All interested
candidates who meet the criteria indicated above are requested to send their
applications, and updated Curriculum Vitae to the following email:


Deadline: Friday, 18th December, 2020 at 5:00pm.


Note: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted. Orient Bank is regulated by the Bank of Uganda


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