Chief Risk Officer

  •   Contract
  •   Nigeria

Role & Responsibilities


This role will focus on creating, designing and implementing a risk function that supports the strategic goals of the Bank.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Setting the vision and strategy for the enterprise risk function working in

conjunction with all other senior leadership across the Bank.


  • Building a robust risk management framework and architecture for the

Bank, bringing together a number of teams (operational risk, credit

administration, enterprise risk management, market risk, stress testing, modeling and analytics) and managing the enterprise wide risk.


  • Building and leading a highly collaborative and proactive risk function

that is able to navigate the increasingly complex business and regulatory

environment that the Bank operates in, Nigeria as well as globally.


  • Ensuring a system-wide view and understanding of the combined risks

of the business and their inter-relationships (liquidity

risk, operating risk, credit risk, reputational risk, regulatory risk).


  • Formulating and articulating a coherent risk appetite and infrastructure,

including operating and financial models and hiring plans.


  • Embedding a positive culture of confident and informed risk-taking

through training, communication and promotion of the agreed risk



  • Partnering effectively with third parties, regulatory bodies and others, as

appropriate and serving as a role model for high personal and corporate

ethical values and standards of integrity.


  • Responsible for compiling, assessing and reporting risk information to

the top management and the Board.




  • Post graduate degree from any discipline


  • Minimum 15 years of functional risk experience in the areas of Retail Risk, Corporate, Institutional & Commercial Clients Risk, Market Risk and Operational Risk in banks is essential.


  • Exposure to analytics would be an added advantage.


  • Applicants should possess the following attributes:


  1. Good knowledge and grasp of banking practices, financial markets,

Basel III and products at a higher level and awareness of the country

Regulatory framework.


  1. Strong analytical and dispute resolution skills. Ability to make

independent decisions with a strong sense of empowerment and

leadership skills to command the respect of a cross functional set of

professionals at senior level (internal and external) working in open

ended situations.


  1. Leadership: Significant leadership experience gained with large teams.


  1. Communication Skills: Effectively interact with the leadership at the bank

and also with the Board as appropriate.


  1. Influencing: Influence decisions with internal stakeholders in the bank.


  1. Ethical Standards: Must have high ethical standards, credibility and a

commitment to best practices.


  1. Teamwork: Actively collaborate through communicating fully and openly,

while showing a deep respect for others.


  1. External Relationship Management: Respected authority who can

represent the firm in front of regulators, legislators and other key constituents


Job & Company Detail

Company Industry

Banking & Financial Services

Company Size

100 - 499 Employees


Arabic, English

Job Category

Banking & Financial Services, Risk Officer

Applications Accepted Until

30 November 2017