National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Career Placements – Investment Risk Manager

Organization: National
Social Security Fund (NSSF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Risk Manager
About NSSF:
The National Social Security
Fund (NSSF) is positioning itself to be the Social Security Provider of Choice
in Uganda. Our belief at the Fund is that each employee contributes directly to
the growth and success of the business and each employee is expected to take
pride in being a member of the team. With our shared purpose of being the
Social Security Provider of Choice providing exceptional customer service with
a workforce that is well motivated and skilled.
Job Summary:  The Investment Risk Manager will actively
participate in risk management of the Fund’s activities by providing risk
reviews and analysis. He/she will support the Risk Manager in identification,
assessment, measurement, reporting and control of risks. He/she will also be
responsible for the quality and management of risk reporting and risk framework
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Regularly
    review and assess inherent risks with new investment proposals and make
    relevant recommendations.
  • Intuitively
    analyze financial institutions performance and determine’ risk rating for
    each for purposes of deposit placements.
  • Prepare
    and send periodic (monthly, quarterly and annual) and adhoc reports
    regarding the status of the Fund’s investment portfolio risk.
  • Develop
    relevant tools/models for analyzing and quantifying the impact of risks to
    the current and potential investments.
  • Actively
    monitor and report on the Fund’s compliance with the Investment guidelines
    issued by the URBRA from time to time.
  • Monitor
    compliance with the provisions of the investment policy (and any other
    relevant policies of the Fund) in the investment process.
  • Monitor
    the Fund’s asset – liability structure and make relevant recommendations
    to management.
  • Perform
    sensitivity analysis to determine the level of volatility of proposed
    investments and make appropriate recommendations to management.
  • Undertake
    stress testing of the Fund’s investment portfolio risk and advise
    management of the necessary actions to be taken in addressing the revealed
  • Works
    closely with risk owners, participate in control self-assessment and track
    implementation of action points.
  • Regularly
    sensitize the relevant departments i.e. Investment, Finance regarding
    investment risk control.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance,
    Economics, Statistics or Mathematics with professional qualifications in
    Accounting, Finance or Risk Management such as; ACCA, CPA, CFA, FRM or
  • At
    least five years’ experience in a busy business organization or
    professional services firm, preferably in risk management, investment,
    treasury or finance departments.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills and keenness to detail
  • Detailed
    knowledge of market and financial risks
  • Financial
    modeling skills especially in excel
  • Self-motivation
    and ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Excellent
    organizational and planning skills
  • High
    degree of creativity and innovation
  • Ability
    to provide appropriate advice to control risks
  • Cognitive
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills
  • Good
    leadership skills
How to Apply:
If you meet the above
requirements and desire to join NSSF, please send your capability statement and
enclose a CV including three referees and copies of academic and professional
certificates/testimonials, postal address, email address and daytime telephone
contact  addressed to:
The Head of Human Resources
& Administration PLOT 1, Pilkington Road,
13th Floor Workers House.
P.O. Box 7140, Kampala –
Please indicate the position
applied for on the envelope
NB: All
applications should be delivered to the Registry on the 13th Floor,
Workers House.
Deadline:  2nd
March, 2015 by 5PM
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