Chief Risk Officer (Microfinance) - Kabul, Afghanistan

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan, Afghanistan
Date Posted: 03-08-2017
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. 


Responsibilities:
  • 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. 


Skills:
  • 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. 
     
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Pandora Buchanan
Senior Associate: Executive Search
CA Global Finance

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