Risk Officer

  • Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
  • Permanent
  • CEO's Office

Posting code: E04/06/2018

Responsable Hiérarchique: Deputy CEO

Lieu d'Affectation: Victoire

Closing date: 28/07/2018


The role of Risk Officer is mainly aimed at developing and supporting management of operational risks facing the organization on a day to day basis. It is supervisory in nature, reporting into the Risk and Compliance Manager with responsibilities that include but not limited;

  • Work as an alternate/back-up for the Risk Manager in ensuring smooth continuity of all departmental activities, and people management.
  • Support Management and Departmental Heads in risk identification and analysis as well as in the development, review and update of Risk Registers as a basis for preparation of the organization’s risk profile and subsequent monitoring.
  • Development, update and monitoring of business key risk indicators and ensuring appropriate remedial actions/strategies are developed and implemented for any adverse trends.
  • Development, update and monitoring of Incident logs (incident database) with identification of root causes with subsequent reporting to Management Board.
  • Champion Business Continuity Management through development of business continuity plans and crisis management plans at all levels within the organization.
  • Provide updates/track timely implementation of proposed recommendations or actions to improve policies and processes
  • Be the custodian of all policies and procedures (electronic and hard copies) across the organization, including providing timely communications/updates on new and any amendments to the same.
  • Manage and monitor performance and development of direct reports


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Knowledge and experience in modern Enterprise Risk Management practices in Financial Services industry to provide guidance on required changes.
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with and manage customer expectations (internal and external), and other stakeholders who impact performance.
  • Technical skills to effectively perform/guide performance of Operational Risk Officers in a manner that consistently meets established standards or benchmarks.
  • People management/leadership to develop or nurture, sustain employee satisfaction, and optimize employee productivity.
  • Knowledge and effective application of all relevant banking policies, processes, procedures and guidance to consistently achieve required standards or benchmarks.
  • Self-empowerment to enable development of open communication, teamwork and trust that are needed to make the required changes.
  • 4 years working experience in internal control, audit, or risk management, preferably in financial services industry/sector
  • One years’ experience in management/leadership role
  • Relevant professional qualifications, bachelor’s degree in Business, Credit or Finance,
    post-graduate degree will be an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English and French
  • High proficiency in use of computerized applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, and Visio.
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