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Senior Credit Portfolio Manager

Job Purpose Statement

The role is responsible for all aspects of portfolio management as relates to the quality of the loan book for all customer segments of the Group/Bank i.e. Corporate Banking, SME / Business Banking and Personal Banking. This role provides direct portfolio oversight to all countries where the Group operates.

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Ideal Job Specifications

Academic and Professional Qualification:

  • University degree- Upper second division or equivalent.
  • MBA (Finance option), CPA (K), ACCA, Financial Risk Management (FRM) &/or recognized Credit Risk Practitioners certifications an added advantage.

Desired work experience:

  • 5 years banking experience with at least 3 years covering portfolio analysis and/or credit risk management.
  • Working financial analysis experience
  • Proficiency in IT data management/data mining programs, financial analysis programs etc.
  • High level proficiency in Spreadsheet tools and presentation of information

Senior Manager, Corporate Credit Approvals

Job Purpose Statement

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To support the Director, Credit Risk Management in developing and implementing a prudent credit risk framework in support of the bank’s objectives of building a balanced credit risk portfolio within the Corporate and Institutional Banking segment. The role in Credit Risk entails working closely with other business partners to analyse and develop strategies for credit originations in various channels, to achieve profitable growth while maintaining credit risk within acceptable levels. Responsible for the Management and Governance of Credit Corporate Portfolio from inception till repayment – throughout complete credit life cycle.

  • Creating, implementing and administering the Bank’s Credit Risk strategies, policies, procedures, credit approvals.
  • Ensure loan book quality is maintained at the prescribed level of provisions, portfolio at risk and non-performing loans.
  • Evaluate & understand risk associated with individual transactions, products, securities, and the borrowers as well as the economies & industries they operate within. This includes review and understanding complex transactions as well as analyze credit applications to assess whether the credit risk is in line with the Bank’s Credit Risk Appetite relative to the profitability of the transaction.
  • Conduct assessment and understanding of the Risk Reward for each deal reviewed as well as deliver well thought out decisions, showing sound judgement whilst adhering to the limits of the Delegated Authority.
  • Facilitate Post credit approval monitoring and credit risk control which includes but is not limited to covenant monitoring, crafting of credit strategy for accounts on Close Monitoring or watch-list, collateral compliance tracking, excess and arrears management.
  • Responsible for providing leadership successful goal attainment within the credit and risk mitigation areas across all product lines and dependent departments to ensure safety and soundness while optimizing the profitability and sustainable growth of the organization.
  • Identifying training needs within the business stakeholders, formulating the training material and assisting in conducting regular training within the bank for matters relating to credit risk.
  • Identify and drive change within Credit and the Business by initiating and owning change projects as well as represent the Unit when required at various forums including Credit Portfolio Committee, Watch-list, NPL committee, Internal Audit forums.

Ideal Job Specifications

Academic:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Appropriate Masters Level or Post Graduate Qualification.

Professional:

  • Relevant professional qualification in Banking, Accountancy, Credit Analysis (Certified Financial Analyst) and Credit / Risk management.

Desired Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in Credit Risk Management, Corporate lending, or other relevant areas of practice preferably in the Banking sector out of which 5 years should be at Management level.
  • Experience on regional lending and appraisal of country risks as well as syndicated lending; both in-country and regional.
  • Exposure to Credit, Market and Operational Risk dimensions, Basel implementation, IFRS 9 implementation, ICAAP etc.
  • Econometric experience (e.g., competence in understanding key macro drivers of credit risk, customer behaviour and lending strategy)
  • The ability to conduct complex risk analyses and provide senior management with business insights of consumer credit quality and behaviour trends, and portfolio performance.
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) and the ability to articulate complex issues at an intuitive level to a non-risk audience
  • Ability to think creatively – to challenge the norm and drive through solutions in the face of adversity and challenge.

Manager, Credit Portfolio Management

Job Purpose Statement

The role is responsible for all aspects of portfolio management as relates to the quality of the loan book for all customer segments of the Group/Bank i.e. Corporate Banking, SME / Business Banking and Personal Banking. This role provides direct portfolio oversight to all countries where the Group operates.

This shall involve;

  • Monitoring the credit portfolio to ensure full compliance with the core principles of good lending enshrined in the Credit Policy, Banking Act, and CBK’s prudential guidelines and early recognition of problem credits so as to mitigate against credit risks within the Bank.
  • Ensuring that the quality of the loan book is assessed and quantified, asset quality metrics are tracked
  • Maintaining an adequate risk control environment
  • Portfolio data on the core banking and credit systems is of high quality
  • Expected credit loss – Management of the Bank’s ECL model to ensure compliance with IFRS 9 and relevant prudential requirements and including reporting and advising stakeholders
  • Prudential impairment – compliance with prudential classification and impairment requirements
  • Portfolio reporting (internal and external)
  • Ensuring that compliance objectives are met which includes audit and regulatory inspection outcomes as per annually defined targets
  • Adopting and developing a network of strong partnerships with the Business and Business Support teams and other functions of the Bank

Ideal Job Specifications

Academic:

  • Degree in accounting / finance or a quantitative field- Upper second division or equivalent.
  • Master’s degree added advantage

Professional:

  • CPA/ACCA/FRM

Desired work experience:

  • 5 years of experience in finance or analytics within the banking industry, with exposure to lending products.
  • High level proficiency in CBK Prudential Guidelines
  • High level proficiency in IFRS 9 Modelling
  • High level proficiency in bank credit operations and credit management.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and MS Office applications.
  • Some familiarity with SQL and / or data analysis with R /SAS/Matlab/Python desirable
  • Proficiency in IT data management programs, financial analysis programs
  • Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships with key internal stakeholders to achieve objectives and prioritizations 

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