Assistant Manager – Strategy and Risk Job Vacancy – Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)

Job Title:             Assistant Manager – Strategy and Risk
Organization:  Deposit
Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:      Chief
Executive Officer and Head Finance and Operations (Administrative)
About US:
The Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF) is a Ugandan
government agency that provides deposit insurance to depositors in Ugandan
Banks, Credit Institutions and Microfinance Deposit-taking Institutions (MDIs).
Job Summary:  The Assistant Manager – Strategy and Risk will
formulate, provide guidance and manage the Fund’s enterprise Strategy and Risk
Management Framework .
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Work with the Fund’s Management in
organizational strategy and risk management formulation and monitoring.
Play the role of a strategy and risk coach to
all staff and departmental leadership by providing support in the formulation
of strategic plans and risk framework.
Participate in formulation of Key Performance
Indicators (KPI) for analysis and assessment of strategy execution and risk
Develop professionally written policy and
procedure proposals that clearly articulate the Fund’s value proposition.
Provides thought leadership in development of
new methods, techniques and criteria for developing strategy and risk analysis
then provide proposals and recommendations.
Follows-up enterprise-wide risk and strategy
assessment findings and recommendations.
Ensures that the strategy and risk operations
are conducted in accordance with best practice and international standards.
Develops risk and strategic management manuals,
work plans and programs for optimizing Fund performance.
Plans, schedules and executes strategy and risk
management assessments.
Executes investigations in specific issues as
requested by Management or the Board.
Provides ad hoc advice and guidance to
management, staff or Board, sometimes by delivering courses and training
sessions on risk and strategy.
Examines whether the Fund’s strategic and risk
management objectives are reflected in all activities
Ensures all staff and Board appreciate and
understand objectives of strategic and risk management.
Participates in per-implementation compliance
checks to determine if systems and programs under development for the Fund will
work as planned.
Develops and review project management
strategies and methodologies to be adopted by the Fund including development of
project and risk management guidelines, contingency plans, objectives and
Collaborates across businesses, functions, and
regions to align strategy and risk management direction with corporate and
departmental policies, procedures and systems.
Performs other work-related duties as assigned,
within your scope of practice.
Key Results:
Appreciation and compliance with the strategic
and risk management frameworks.
Risk and strategic management policies,
procedures and systems.
Periodic enterprise-wide risk and strategic
assessment reports.
Presentations to the Management and/or the Board
of Directors on strategic and risk management matters.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the Deposit Protection
Fund of Uganda (DPF) Assistant Manager – Strategy and Risk job placement must
hold a first-class or upper second-class bachelor’s degree in business
administration, management, finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, law or
any other related field, from an accredited institution, is essential. 
5+ years of working experience in a corporate
strategy and/or risk management with substantial exposure to formulation and
monitoring is essential.
Professional certification in strategy and/or
risk management or related certification is desirable.
Master’s degree in business administration,
management, finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, law or any other
related field is desirable.
Understanding of risk and/or strategy analysis
and assessment reporting procedures standards and regulations is desirable.
Demonstrated proficiency of MS office packages
is desirable.
Technical Competencies
Compliance auditing, certification of financial
Performance auditing.
Risks assessment, auditing and fraud detection.
Process improvement.
Proficiency in the use of MS Office
Strong research skills and knowledge of
Statistical Analysis Software (SAS).
Behavioral Competencies
Accountability and Dependability: Takes personal
responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with
little oversight.
Transparency and Integrity: Earns others’ trust
and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
Team spirit and collaboration: Promotes
cooperation and commitment within the team to achieve the Fund’s organizational
goals and deliverables. Builds constructive working relationships characterized
by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect
Adaptability and Flexibility: Adapts to changing
needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
Self-Management and thoroughness: effectively
manage own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals. Ensures that work
is complete and accurate and independently follows up with others to ensure
that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
Communication: Shares and receives information
using clear oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Stress Tolerance and tact: Maintains composure
in highly stressful or adverse situations, diplomatically handles challenging
or tense interpersonal situations.
Employee Engagement and enthusiasm: Demonstrates
commitment to the job, colleagues, the Fund and its mission by acting in ways
that further the accomplishment of its goals.
People Management: Leads and engages people to
maximize organizational and individual performance through alignment with the
Fund’s mission and attainment of strategic and operational goals.
Coaching and Mentoring: Enables co-workers to
grow and succeed through feedback, instruction, and encouragement. Influences
others to be excited and committed to furthering the Fund’s objectives. ability
to gain other’s support for ideas, proposals, and solutions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 30th
January 2020 by 5:00pm
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