Risk Officer Job Vacancies – Uganda Road Fund (URF)

Job Title:    Risk Officer
Organization: Uganda Road
Fund (URF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Manager Policy
and Strategy
About US:
Uganda Road Fund (URF) is a body corporate established by the Uganda
Road Fund Act 2008, to finance routine and periodic maintenance of public
roads.
Job Summary: The Risk
Officer will primarily be responsible for the identification and management of
risks to minimize negative impact to strategy delivery; undertake the risk
function on behalf of the Fund and ensure enterprise wide risk management as a
key to enable achieving the business objectives of the Fund.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent will also manage the process of
identifying and assessing the risks affecting the Fund in order to develop risk
mitigation, adequately plan risk responses and monitoring strategies for the
company’s critical risks and develop and continuously review the risk
management capabilities.
·        
Establish Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
objectives for the Fund in order to ensure integration with the corporate
strategy and facilitate the use of appropriate ERM methodologies, tools and techniques
to ensure effective risk management.
·        
Ensure appropriate risk reporting to the Board
and senior management and prepare the Risk management system and framework for
the Fund.
·        
Carry out risk management education and training
from time to time in order to increase risk awareness across the Fund. Develop,
provide and /or arrange regular training on a broad range of compliance and
regulatory issues.
·        
Develop and ensure compliance with including
regular review of the Risk Policy in order to have relevant and up-to-date Risk
Policies and ensure an effective risk management framework.
·        
Develop and communicate on risk management
policies in order to increase awareness and appreciation of risk and build a
risk culture company wide. Develop and communicate the Fund’s risk appetite and
ensure risk exposure is within acceptable limits.
·        
Prepare and develop the URF risk strategy and
regularly identify, analyse and classify risks and formulate the desired
responses. Execute the risk response strategies through collaborative working
with relevant stakeholders.
·        
Carry out regular long-term risk management
system monitoring and control for the Fund’s activities and her Designated
Agencies and prepare attendant reports. Prepare the scope of risks identified
for designated agencies and propose mitigation / responses.
·        
Conduct planned and ad-hoc risk reviews on
designated agencies and projects and make recommendations for corrective
actions.
·        
Ensure that effective risk management strategies
and processes are embedded within the Fund’s day to day activities and ensure
that URF complies with both outside regulatory requirements and its own
internal policies.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the Uganda Road Fund
Risk Officer career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil
Engineering from a recognized university.
·        
Possession of a post graduate MBA qualification
with a bias toward strategic planning, risk management or project management
shall be an added advantage.
·        
At least eight years’ previous experience, three
of which should be in a in a reputable infrastructure organization.
·        
Should have up to date professional membership
of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) and registration
with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).
·        
Good understanding of the transport sub-sector
in Uganda will be an added advantage.
·        
Excellent communication skills, written and
verbal;
·        
Excellent research (analytical, qualitative and
quantitative) and drafting skills;
·        
Computer literacy;
·        
Ability to work under tight deadlines without
compromising quality;
·        
Demonstrable team leadership and good
organization skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications accompanied by;
·        
A capability statement detailing the applicant’s
general qualifications, adequacy for the post and illustrated personal
experience
·        
Detailed Curriculum Vitae showing experience and
positions held
·        
Current Salary
·        
Three professional referees including phone and
E-mail contacts
·        
Copies of testimonials
·        
Postal Addresses, daytime telephone contacts and
E-mail address of applicant
The complete application package should be sent in hardcopy to:
The Executive Director,
Uganda Road Fund,
5th Floor TWED Towers, Plot 10 Kafu Road, Nakasero,
P.O. Box 7501, Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 11th
November, 2016
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