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Risk & Internal Audit Associate Job in Kenya

An opportunity to join a world class team. 

Risk & Internal Audit Associate

Centum is the leading Investment Company in the East Africa with shares listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and cross listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange.

Our vision is to be Africa’s foremost investment channel, and we look to create real, tangible wealth by providing the channel through which investors access and build extraordinary enterprises in Africa. 

To effectively manage the risk & compliance exposures in the growing Group, we to look to engage a high caliber professional as a Risk & Internal Audit Associate.

The Role: The job holder will be expected to support the head of Risk, Compliance and Internal Audit in effective management of enterprise risk exposures within the Group, those associated with the strategy of the individual business units and subsidiaries and those arising from the Group’s operating model.

This involves partnership with business units, subsidiaries and other stakeholders to ensure that the processes for identifying, measuring, controlling and reporting enterprise risk exposures is aligned to the Board Approved Group Risk Management Framework.

Key Responsibilities
  • Implementation of the enterprise wide risk management framework.
  • Monitor and validate the quality and consistency of compliance and operational risk processes across the group.
  • Continuously improve the operational risk processes within the various entities of the group with the intention of adding value to the various subsidiaries and business units while introducing practices that are fit for purpose.
  • Ensure that the departmental head, business unit heads are fully appraised operational and compliance risk exposures.
  • Identify and Monitor operational losses.
  • Assist in creation of risk awareness in the group.
Educational Requirements
  • An undergraduate degree in a business related field.
  • Financial related professional qualifications e.g. ACCA, CPA, CIMA or CFA.
  • Other compliance or risk management certification will be an added advantage.
Job Experience
  • Over 3- 5 years’ tangible experience in risk management at supervisory level.
  • Possess experience in training and sensitization in risk management and compliance
  • An in-depth understanding of enterprise risk management frameworks tools and processes.
  • Possess a good understanding of market risks
  • Working knowledge of financial services and related controls.
  • Ethical leader with a track record of successfully leading teams
  • Effective communicator  with the ability to articulate issues to a diverse audience both in person and print
  • Demonstrated capacity to execute on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to cultivate and manage relationships with a diverse group of institutions and individuals.
  • Results oriented, driven to realize business service objectives in the business units and subsidiaries.
  • Assertive-Able to handle and mediate in conflict, stand by principles and put forward ideas despite of opposition.
  • Ability to grow with the organization fostered by entrepreneurial drive.
If you have the right mix of qualifications and experience, forward your CV and the relevant Academic documents to

The deadline for receiving applications is 18th June 2015

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