Risk Officer – Group Risk and Compliance at Guaranty Trust Bank plc

Guaranty Trust Bank plc is a foremost Nigerian financial institution with vast business outlays spanning Anglophone/Francophone, West Africa, East Africa and the United Kingdom.

Risk Officer – Group Risk and Compliance

Location: Lagos

Reporting Line: Reporting Line: Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
Industry: Financial Services

Purpose of the Job

  • The Risk Officer will assist the Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer in providing oversight of the Group’s spectrum of risk-taking activities encompassing economic risks including credit, market, liquidity, capital and country, as well as other core risks including operational, model, conduct, and reputational risk.
  • He/she is responsible for coordinating all business units to assist in the identification, monitoring, and reporting of risks taken throughout the Group.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support in designing a robust risk management strategy for the Group with over 10 subsidiaries across Africa and across different financial services businesses
  • Provide support in setting the risk appetite levels for the Group, and the further defining risk limits for each subsidiary
  • Provide guidance to ensure that adequate risk management policies are designed, and well implemented by subsidiaries
  • Oversee monitoring of macro-economic activities that may affect the Group’s business activities, to proactively identify and assess the impact of risks and opportunities inherent in the Group’s business operations
  • Provide oversight and guidance for conducting stress tests on the Group’s consolidated risk exposure
  • Manage the risk identification and risk mitigation procedures of the Group
  • Provide support in the creation of risk analysis report and disseminate it to relevant stakeholders including the risk committee, board members and group executives
  • Advocate and support the culture of informed risk-taking and heighten awareness and use of advanced risk management practices through training programs and coaching
  • Raise awareness of relevant rules and regulations from statutory and regulatory bodies within Banking and other financial services

Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or Legal (Master’s Degree is an additional advantage)
  • Local and international certifications in Risk management, such as Certificate in Risk Management (CIRM)
  • Strong understanding of development and trends in both international and African financial sectors, as well as regulations and trends in these markets
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of both banking and general financial markets regulatory environment
  • Strong understanding of Enterprise Risk management concepts, frameworks to proactively identify risks inherent in business operations that can have negative strategic implications for the Group
  • Strong knowledge on portfolio risk management techniques, e.g. key risk metrics for players in the financial markets, capital management, database management, risk analysis etc.
  • Good analytical & problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years working experience across risk management, policies and regulations in the financial services sector
  • Demonstrated capacity to translate commercial strategies into risk profiles and risk assessments
  • Proven participation in implementing and managing Enterprise Risk Management strategy and governance, risk and compliance activities
  • Deep knowledge and experience in risk functions including credit, market, liquidity, capital and country and a broad understanding of the regulatory environment and compliance issues
  • Experience in building or implementing risk and compliance controls across a group of difference financial services companies


  • Ability to build relationships with senior leaders, and external agencies
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and analysis capabilities
  • Ability to exert sound judgment and discretion; assure confidentiality
  • Ability to build strong network with regulatory bodies and government authorities
  • Good standing and assertiveness, with excellent teamwork attitude, with proven ability to influence and coordinate team beyond his/her own department
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced, changing organization
  • Ability to effectively plan, set priorities, and manage several complex projects

How to apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Guaranty Trust Bank Plc on gtbank.zohorecruit.com to apply

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