Manager Risk – Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC)

Title:  Manager Risk
Organisation: Microfinance
Support Centre Limited (MSC)
  MSC Head Office, Kampala,
Executive Director

Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC) is a linchpin of Government of Uganda
(GOU) micro
credit programmes under the Rural Financial Services Strategy. MSC facilitates
access to affordable, sustainable and convenient financial and Business
Development services to active and productive Ugandans. MSC Ltd supports
legally established entities engaged in the value chain namely; production,
value addition and marketing enterprises. MSC offers affordable credit through
its network of 13 regional offices spread throughout the country. It has so far
served clients in 110 districts in Uganda. It gives priority financing to
support the agricultural production value chain namely; production, value
addition and marketing.  Besides credit,
MSC provides capacity building to its clients including SACCOs, Cooperative
Unions, MFIs and SMEs to enable them manage their organizations sustainably.

The Manager Risk will be responsible for managing Risk to the
Organization, its employees, customers, reputation, assets and interests of
stakeholders through planning, designing, implementation and reporting on
appropriate Risk Management policies, procedures and programs for the

Duties and Responsibilities: 
Plan, Design and Implement an overall Risk
Management process for the Organization;
In charge of Risk Assessment, which shall involve
analyzing risks as well as identifying, describing and estimating the risks
affecting the Organization;
Risk Evaluation, which shall involve comparing
estimated risks with criteria established by the organization such as costs,
legal requirements and environmental factors, and evaluating the organization’s
previous handling of risks;
Establish and quantify the organization’s ‘Risk
Appetite’, i.e. the level of risk the Company is prepared to accept;
Ensure risk Reporting in an appropriate way for
different audiences, for example, to the Board of Directors so they understand
the most significant risks, to the Senior Management Team to ensure they are
aware of risks relevant to their parts of the business and to individuals to
understand their accountability for individual risks;
Handle Corporate Governance involving external
Risk Reporting to stakeholders;
Plan, design and implement the Business Continuity
Plans to limit risks and prepare for it.
Carry out audits of policy and compliance to
standards, including liaison with internal and external auditors;
Provide Risk Advisory services to the Company
which shall include advising the Company on any potential risks to the
continued execution of its mandate, its existence and continued operation as a
going concern;
Offer Support, Education and Training to staff to
build risk awareness within the organization.
Manage performance of staff under his or her
supervision and ensure achievement of targets.

Skills and Experience: 
The applicant should preferably hold a
business-related Degree from a recognized institution. Possession of a post
graduate Qualification in Risk Management is an added advantage. A Master’s
Degree in Business Administration or related Master’s Degree, will be of added
A minimum of five years risk management experience
in a reputable financial institution, 2 years of which Branch Manager Level or
other acceptable supervisory capacity.
Comprehensive appreciation of the credit
underwriting process and associated risks will be an added advantage.
Creativity, innovativeness and dynamism
Excellent interpersonal and Leadership Skills
Possess the ability to meet deadlines with minimal
A business focused, straight thinker with the
flexibility and creativity to achieve results in risk management.
Age: Between 30
and 45 years.

to Apply:
If you
believe you have the necessary skills and experience, please send an
application and attach a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional
certificates indicate your postal address, a daytime telephone contact and
names of three referees to the Executive Director using the address below. The
applications in properly sealed envelopes should be hand delivered to the
address given below clearly stating the job title applied for on the top right
corner to

Address to:
The Executive Director,
Microfinance Support Centre Limited,
Plot 46
Windsor Crescent Avenue Kololo,
P.O. Box
33711, Kampala. Uganda


20th June, 2016

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