Fresher Banking Jobs – Risk Officer at Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI)

Job Title:  Risk Officer
Organization: Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Risk Manager
About Pride:
Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride) is the leading Microfinance
Deposit Taking Institution in Uganda with 31 networked branches and 5 contact
offices countrywide, an equal opportunity employer, regulated by Bank of Uganda
under the MDI Act, 2003.
Job Summary:  The Risk
Officer is mainly responsible for supporting in the 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically support Pride in 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 I impact
  • 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.
  • Support the implementation of performance
    analytic tools in agreement with the Bank of Uganda guidelines, Basel II
    and CAMEL ratings.
  • Conduct 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.
  • Train and sensitize staff on risk measures
    for the benefit of the staff in their daily scope of work.
  • Liaise 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.
  • Actively 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 Risk Officer should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in IT, Business Computing, Computer Science or any other relevant
  • At least two years’ working experience in
    a related field
  • The applicant must have 2 principle passes
    at A’ Level and credit passes in English and Mathematics at O’ Level.
  • Professional qualification in CISA or any
    other relevant certification is an added advantage.
  • Possess good customer awareness and
    emotional intelligence skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
  • The ideal candidate should maintain
    confidentiality, have Self- drive and confidence, be Proactive
  • Possess business acumen
  • Excellent public relation skills
  • Ability to multi-tasking
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Good at goal setting and quality control.
  • She/she should also be computer literate
  • Possess the ability to coach & mentor
  • Skilled in change management
  • Possess emotional intelligence and
    advocacy skills
Age: Below 30 years
How to Apply: 
If you believe you meet the above requirements, have the necessary
skills and experience, desire to succeed and make a difference, then apply
indicating your current salary, salary expectation and attach a detailed CV,
complete academic transcripts and professional certificates, postal address,
names of three professional referees and a daytime telephone contact, to the
Head Human Capital Management, Victoria Office Park, Block B, Bukoto, Plot 6 – 9,
Ben Kiwanuka Okot Close, P.O. Box 7566-Kampala, Uganda.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be
Deadline: 20th April, 2015
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