Careers in Banking – General Manager – Credit and Control at Bank of Africa – Uganda Ltd. (BOA)

Organisation: Bank of
Africa – Uganda Ltd. (BOA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Executive
About BOA:
Bank of Africa – Uganda Ltd. is
part of Groupe Bank Of Africa (BOA) comprising 16 Commercial Banks, 3 Leasing
Companies, 2 Investment Companies, a Stock Brokerage Company, an Asset
Management Company and a Mortgage Bank. It spans 15 African countries and
France, employing over 5,000 people. BOA believes in Transparency, Expertise,
Proximity and Responsibility.
Job Summary: The BOA
General Manager -Credit and Control will provide strategic direction and
management of the functions of Credit Analysis, Credit Monitoring and Control,
Special Assets and Legal, so as to coherently manage credit risk and protect
shareholder value, while supporting sustainable credit business growth that
builds customer value and supports the overall aims of the Bank.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer
    strategic leadership for all credit processes of the Bank and guide all
    related activities to build and protect a quality and profitable loan
    portfolio that supports the Bank’s growth strategies, within sustainable
    risk parameters;
  • Work
    in close collaboration with all relevant stakeholders, design the credit
    risk management framework for the Bank to guide all its pre-and- post
    disbursement processes and decisions, and supervise its implementation to
    ensure that the risks associated with the Bank’s credit activities, are
    effectively managed and mitigated;
  • Oversee
    the evolution of the Bank’s credit policies, processes and procedures, and
    champion their consistent application in all matters of credit business.
    This includes integrating the Environmental and Social Risk management
    agenda of the bank with all credit practices, and ensuring compliance with
    all relevant laws and regulations that relate to the Bank’s credit
  • Collaborate
    with all relevant stakeholders in business and operations to consistently
    deliver on all service level standards to attain business efficiency, so
    as to create customer value, and enhance competitive advantage and
    business value for the Bank;
  • Significantly
    contribute to the Assets and Liabilities Management Committee of the Bank
    in managing the Bank’s balance sheet, and support in analyzing micro and
    macro-economic parameters, and help determine the right pricing for credit
  • Provide
    overall control of credit analysis procedures, while building and
    maintaining the necessary structures and tools for reliable identification
    and mitigation of credit risk, structuring of credit business and approval
    of procedures. Furthermore, responsibly sanction credit facilities within
    delegated approval limits where appropriate;
  • Work
    closely with relevant stakeholders and provide overall guidance and
    maintenance of control structures to ensure all business that is booked by
    the Bank is comprehensively documented, perfected and is within the
    relevant legal framework of credit and banking, so as to be legally sound
    and executable where such necessity may arise;
  • Provide
    overall leadership in credit portfolio oversight, and collaborate with
    stakeholders to maintain structures and tools for cross-functional
    portfolio monitoring so as to enable proactive debt management and limit
    the forward-flow / ageing rate within acceptable range.
  • Provide
    oversight control of special assets and delinquent accounts by mobilizing
    and leading all relevant stakeholders along the collections and recoveries
    processes to limit the Bank’s non-performing assets within an acceptable
  • Manage,
    motivate and develop the credit team through rigorous performance
    management, coaching, mentoring, learning and development interventions to
    create a team able to deliver the credit mission of the Bank.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:                                  
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Masters’ Degree in a business related field
    will be an added advantage
  • Professional
    qualification in credit, while professional qualification in Banking,
    Finance, Accounting e.g. ACCA, CFA, CPA etc is desirable;
  • At
    least five years’ experience at senior management level preferably in a
    financial institution dealing with credit;
  • Strong
    working knowledge of the relevant legal and regulatory frame including the
    Financial Institutions Act, the Mortgage Act, the Central Bank Lending
    Guidelines, the Financial Consumer Protection Guidelines etc;
  • Excellent
    track record in building a quality credit portfolio and working on credit
    policies, processes and procedure in the financial industry;
  • Good
    awareness & interpretation of credit trends in the industry, and
    understanding of economic matters both on a locally and globally;
  • Strong
    strategic and conceptual skills, along with good leadership and people
    management skills;
  • Customer
  • Advanced
    business acumen and financial skills, along with advanced analytical and
    risk management acumen;
  • Good
    decision-making, conflict resolution and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent
    networking, teamwork and interpersonal skills, with ability to engage and
    influence key people inside and outside the Bank;
  • Very
    strong presentation, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Possess
    the ability to work under pressure, and exercise excellent judgment
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
applicants with a yearning to join the banking sector with Bank of Africa –
Uganda Ltd. (BOA) in the aforementioned portfolio should please send their
applications which should include a cover letter, updated resumes (CVs) and
send them preferably via E-mail (no scans) or hand deliver them to our office
at this address to:  Senior Manager, Bank
of Africa – Uganda, Plot 45 Jinja Road, Kampala, Uganda.
Please indicate the job title “General Manager – Credit and Control” in subject
of the E-mail.
E-mail to:
Deadline: Friday, 19th December 2014

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