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Summit Recruitment &Training   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Chief Risk Officer

  • Post-graduate education
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Senior manager (department head)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

Our client, a multinational Commercial Bank is looking to recruit a Chief Risk Officer to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and managing the risk management framework including risk appetite and risk profile at the Bank level. He/she Must have an extensive commercial credit risk practical experience and excellent knowledge of IFRS-9.


  • Assess the Bank-wide risk governance activities for all portfolios and business channel.
  • Create a proactive identification of emerging risk elements that could negatively impact the strategic objectives.
  • Oversee the overall monitoring function of risk for the Bank.
  • Provide high-level direction, support and approval to respective departmental managers.
  • Review credit risk with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop risk management policies, inclusive of Ops risk, market risk and liquidity risk.
  • Assist in allocation of discretions, monitoring and evaluation of application of policies.
  • Establish a relationship with Branch and Relationship Manager to effectively monitor and understand the source of business activity.
  • Train and advise Branch Managers/ Relationship Manager on risk management, portfolio construction and capital allocation.
  • Report to senior management and the board of risk committee.
  • Manage ad hoc credit/risk projects assigned by the CEO.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Senior manager (department head)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Performance monitoring and evaluation; Risk management; Reporting; Risk analysis; Public, corporate relations; Management and business consulting
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Summit Recruitment &Training

Human resources, talent development, recruiting

Summit Recruitment & Search was established in 2009 to address the recruitment, executive search, outsourcing and training needs of companies based in Kenya or wanting to enter the Kenyan, East African, South African and African market. We have a leading proven track record in our field in South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana and many other African countries. We are able to advise on market trends, training requirements, prevailing salaries and offer a complete HR Solution where necessary.

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