Risk Analyst Jobs – UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI)

Job Title:         Risk Analyst
Organization: UGAFODE
Microfinance Limited (MDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) is a registered financial
institution in Uganda and is adherent to the Central Bank’s regulations and
guidelines and was founded in 1994 to provide quality microfinance services.
Job Summary: The Risk
Analyst will actively participate in the institutional risk management
processes through risk identification, measurement and mitigation by ensuring
necessary controls are in place and working effectively. The incumbent will
assist the Head of Risk Management in data analysis or risk model construction;
Evaluate and forecast potential losses while determining solutions to minimise
or eliminate risks.
Key Duties and
  • Provide support in the identification,
    analysis, measurement, prioritisation and development of
    mitigation/control measures to manage all key risks in the institution.
  • Work with branches and all departments to
    improve on the risk management framework.
  • Participate in the development, review and
    maintenance of the Operational Risk Register (ORR).
  • Give recommendations to improve on the
    existing internal controls/risk mitigation measures.
  • Participate in risk assessment for new
    products and services.
  • Prepare and submit periodic risk
    management reports.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidates for the UGAFODE
    Credit Officer jobs must hold a bachelor’s
    degree in any of the business-related subjects from a reputable
  • At
    least three years’ experience in credit management and/or banking

Personal Competencies:
Banking Compliance Regulations and Legal Legislation:
  • Understands
    the trends and scope of operational and credit risks in the microfinance
    and banking industry, and its impact upon UGAFODE’s commercial
  • An
    in-depth knowledge about a wide range of micro lending and savings
    products and services
  • Ability
    to evaluate competitors, identify and exploit market opportunities
  • Ability
    to identify and explore business opportunities to maintain the
    institution’s cutting-edge position
  • Ability
    to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders e.g. CEO,
    Board of Directors, investors, regulatory bodies, staff and clients.
Planning, Organisation and performance Management
  • Ability
    to set and deliver business goals
  • Ability
    to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan.
  • Ability
    to assess achievement against performance targets.
Reporting and Communication Skills:
  • Exceptional
    oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with the
    ability to communicate clearly and persuasively, interpret documents,
    understand procedures, write reports and correspondence; speak clearly to
    third parties and employees.
  • Ability
    to consolidate and prepare credit and risk reports.
  • Ability
    to maintain high standards of accuracy in the information & advice
    provided to management.
Change and Change Management: 
  • Ability
    to communicate, enthuse and inspire staff to give their best in order to
    achieve goals
  • Organisation,
    analytical, communication, assertive, influencing.
Commitment to Mission:
  • Commitment
    to poverty eradication and an ability to transform the lives and
    communities of people in poverty.
  • Ability
    to support & implement transformational activities aimed at
    empowering all clients in such a way that they become agents of social and
    economic transformation in their own communities.
Mathematical & Numeric Skills
  • Calculation
    of interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages
  • Skill
    to locate routine mathematical errors
  • Computation
    of rate, ratio and percent, including the drafting and interpretation of
    business financial reports and bar graphs.
Personal Computer Operation: Intermediate skills personal
computer operation, Bankers Realm MFO or other core banking application user
skills, Reporting and communication software programmes – word processing,
PowerPoint presentation, and spreadsheet and speed to meet production needs of
the position
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
cover letters and up-to-date CVs only via E-mail to: recruitment@ugafode.co.ug
(Please indicate the position you are applying for).
Address them to:
Head of Human Resources,
UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI),
Silva Arcade, Plot 62 Bombo Road,
P.O. Box 30815, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 22nd
September 2017

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