Head-Operational Risk Management- IRC155090

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Postal Address: 
Private Bag BR198, Gaborone, Botswana
Physical Address: 
Plot 140, Unit 5, Kgale Terrace, Gaborone Finance Park
Town or City: 
Closing Date: 
Monday, 17 September, 2018
Job Category: 
Banking and Insurance
Job Location: 

Position Purpose

To provide leadership and ownership for the bank’s operational risk management strategy


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in developing and maintaining the co-ordinated and structured process for effective risk management including integration of risk management framework for all aspects of operational risks across the whole organisation
  • Ensure that operational risk management policies are implemented effectively across the Bank. Coordinate, analyze and consolidate risks reporting to the Business Unit Heads and relevant risk committees
  • Ensure sufficient actions are under taken to mitigate, reduce or contain the identified risks. Undertake and / or coordinate quarterly business monitoring (self-assessment) activities, escalating issues to Risk Committees & senior management
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Business units, Audit , Group  and other  stakeholders and actively coordinate efforts to enhance the general risk management culture across the Bank through initiation and support of risk based change management programs
  • Monitor and review process effectiveness of controls and implementation of strategies through implementation of the Bank’s Operational Risk Management Framework
  • Assist in preparation, coordination and administration for the various risk committees ensuring that appropriate risk monitoring, assessments and reports are in place  for corrective action to taken where risk breaches are identified
  • Support and assist with the implementation of the Basel II & III framework in the bank’s operations
  • Ensure compliance with business continuity requirements across the Bank
  • Manage a team of operational risk specialists to drive performance
Minimum Education or Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Equivalent 
  • Masters degree would be an added advantage
  • Knowledgeable on different products and services across the banking industry
  • Understanding of operational risk classes
  • Knowledge of risk processes and tools
  • Ability to influence directly and indirectly
  • Ability to exercise best judgment in applying risk management strategies  to any give set of facts and circumstances to arrive at a decision or opinion
  • Understanding of compliance
Key Skills and Experience: 
  • Leadership experience
  • Minimum six years’ experience in banking and/or risk management in a banking environment.
  • Audit experience will be an added advantage
Application Instructions: 

Interested applicants are requested to log onto https:www.firstrandjobs.mobi/ and apply.