Chief Risk Officer (Microfinance) - Kabul, Afghanistan

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan, Afghanistan
Date Posted: 13-12-2017
Reference: PAB

Summary of key duties: 
  • Ensuring that the Governance, Risk and Control Frameworks of the Micro Finance Bank are operating effectively. 
  • Ensuring that these frameworks are maintained and updated as approved by the Board  
  • Making operative the risk controls required by the Frameworks to remain within agreed risk appetite. 
  • Compiling, assessing and reporting risk information to the CEO, Management Team and the Board. 
  • Ensuring that activities comply with relevant legislation and regulation. 

  • Developing, managing and refining qualitative and quantitative risk reporting which meets the needs of Management and the Board of Supervisors, in order to support effective decision making. 
  • Working closely with the CEO, CFO, Chair of the Risk Committee, other executive and non-executive committee members, and senior managers across the business and representatives of the shareholder molding a high-achieving, well-controlled organization which can achieve growth targets safely. 
  • Formulating and articulating a coherent risk appetite and infrastructure, including operating and financial models and hiring plans. 
  • Continuously developing, enhancing and embedding the risk framework for managing risks across the institution, ensuring that processes are fit for purpose. 
  • Establishing and maintaining corporate governance systems and committee structures and reviewing and confirming investment processes. 
  • Embedding a positive culture of confident and informed risk-taking through training, communication and promotion of the agreed risk framework. 
  • Partnering effectively with third parties, regulatory bodies and others, as appropriate and serving as a role model for high personal and corporate ethical values and standards of integrity. 
  • Providing essential input as a member of senior management and the executive committee and credibly challenging the management of current issues and the development and implementation of strategy. 

  • Excellent Command of English (Verbal and Written), Dari / Pashtun is beneficial.
  • Strong Negotiator / Planning and Organization
  • Problem Analysis & Problem Solving Skills balanced with creativity to seek, encourage and find effective services approaches
  • Strong sense of urgency and initiative
  • Business Perspective / Achievement Orientation
  • Team Leadership and Player / Relationship Building
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Interactive Communication
  • Strategic Thinking / Vision and Alignment

Required Qualifications & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • CRCM, CAMS, or similar certification preferred.
  • Considerable knowledge and experience of best practice risk management and governance frameworks, methodologies, and emerging practice, in relation to the Afghan financial services context. 
  • Skilled communicator with the ability to influence and motivate others. 
  • Ability to exercise oversight over governance, risk, and control arrangements in a complex financial operation. 
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to analyze complex information to identify the key issue/action and drive resolution. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of risk control arrangements. 
  • Proven ability to oversee a number of risk types, ideally including credit, market, operational, investment, regulatory and strategic risk and specifically liquidity, refinancing, concentration and counterparty risk. 
  • Knowledge of regulatory environment and key regulatory regimes. 
  • Significant financial services experience, likely gained within Principal Investment and/or Infrastructure and Project Finance and/or Development Finance. 
  • Understanding of the issues involved in running a business, including the key financial dynamics and drivers. 
  • Understanding of financial and strategic planning. 
Please apply directly, by clicking on the Apply Button and visit for the latest CA Global jobs.

Pandora Buchanan
Senior Associate: Executive Search
CA Global Finance /

If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.
this job portal is powered by CATS