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Group Chief Risk Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

Our client is a leading insurance company with operations within the region. 

A strong and trusted brand leader in the market, the company seeks to recruit a
Group Chief Risk Officer. 

The Position: 

The position holder will be reporting to the Group Managing Director. 

He/She will be responsible for the leadership and direction of the group wide coordination and application of risk management at the firm. 

Key responsibilities will be:

  • To ensure that the principles and requirements of managing risk are consistently adopted throughout the Group, and to establish a risk management framework and appropriate resource to assist the Group in its realization of business objectives and continual development
  • Directs engagement projects to see that professional standards are maintained in the planning and execution and in the accumulation of information.
  • Counsels and guides staff to see that the approved engagement objectives are met and that adequate, practical coverage is achieved.
  • Edits engagement communications and discusses the communications with appropriate management.
  • Presents oral brief to branch level management
  • Provides for and performs research on engagement techniques
  • Accumulates data, maintains records and prepares reports on the administration of engagement projects and other assigned activities
  • Identifies factors causing deficient conditions and recommends courses of action to improve the conditions, including special surveys and audits.
  • Provides for a flow of communication from operating management to the manager and to the Group Head of Audit. Assists in evaluating overall results of the engagements.
  • Directs the activities of assistant
  • Any other duties allocated by management.
The Ideal Candidate should have; 

Professional Experience and Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in any related field
  • 2-3 years experience in Internal Audit preferably in the financial services industry
  • Professional qualification / certification in CISA and or CIA.
Skills and Attributes: 
  • Ability to deliver results when objectives are set and create a blueprint for accomplishing the same.
  • High level of initiative and self motivation
  • Excellent people skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Task & Time Management proficiency
  • Ability to work independently while also demonstrating excellent team working skills
  • Good analytical skills
If you are qualified and up to the challenge, please send an updated Curriculum Vitae (Ms Word version) to clearly stating the job position (Group Chief Risk Officer-Insurance) in the subject. 

Include your daytime contact, current & expected remuneration as well as your notice period in your application cover letter. 

Deadline for application is 23rd August 2011. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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