Risk Manager Employment Opportunity – Finance Trust Bank (FTB)

Job Title:        Risk Manager
Organization: Finance
Trust Bank (FTB) 
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Risk
About US:
Finance Trust Bank
is licensed as a Tier 1 Commercial Bank after taking over the financial
services business of Uganda Finance Trust Limited (MDI). Finance Trust Bank is
a fully-fledged commercial bank serving a clientele of over 400,000 depositors
and over 23,000’ borrowers, through a network of 36 branches countrywide. The
bank offers a variety of Products and services including; Savings, Current
accounts, Loans, Money transfer services and Bills payments to its target
market which comprises of micro, small and medium entrepreneurs, salary earners
and youth.
Job Summary:
The Risk Manager will identify, define, manage and monitor specific risks
present in the various portfolio segments, in order maximize profitability and
/ or minimize potential losses and track risk trends so as to reduce the level
of the risk related losses to the bank.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Review, report and communicate Key Risk
    Indicators (KRI) and Risk Control Self-Assessments (RCSA) throughout the
  • Intuitively analyze the company’s market
    position and running figures through risk modelling techniques and value
    at risk (VAR) measurements.
  • Evaluate the credit quality and
    direction of risk based on an in-depth analysis of portfolio MIS and
    assesses the compliance with external regulations and internal policies
    regarding loss recognition, refinancing, and loan rescheduling.
  • Identify, develop, analyze and review
    the credit risk decision models and associated procedures to ensure credit
    risk decision tools are powerful and appropriately identify risk
  • Conduct regular stress tests as per the
    bank stress testing guidelines and make recommendations aimed at risk
  • Monitor the Bank’s insurance cover by
    way of review of the insurance policies to ensure that assets are
    adequately protected against losses.
  • Monitor IT systems and review system
    functional deficiencies with a view of ensuring that the Technological
    risk exposures are minimised.
  • Coordinate an annual process review
    exercise to identify and eliminate redundancies and duplication in
    processes and procedures.
  • Provide adequate operational risk review
    and evaluation of new product releases and emerging risks due to changes
    to products and service offerings and delivery channels within the
  • Develop training materials to facilitate
    awareness and development of a strong risk culture and accountability; and
    monitor the implementation of the risk management efforts across the bank.
  • Implement the annual Business Continuity
    Management programme within the bank.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Finance Trust Bank
    Risk Manager job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance,
    Accounting, Statistics, Actuarial science, Business Administration or any
    other related discipline gained from a recognized university.
  • Possession of certification in Risk
    management shall be an added advantage
  • A minimum of six years of professional
    experience, two (2) years of which must be gained from a supervisory role
    in a commercial bank.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Good Supervisory skills.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills.
  • Self-driven, assertive and pro-active.
  • Excellent analytical & problem
    solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise the highest level of
    integrity and confidentiality.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should address their applications to Head, Human
Resource, Finance Trust Bank, Plot 115 & 121, Katwe. P.O. Box 6972,
Kampala, Uganda, and email it to jobs@financetrust.co.ug. as well as
photocopies of academic testimonials, a CV with at least three reference
contacts, including the most recent employer, and telephone number.
Deadline: 16th May 2018
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