Regional Credit Approvals & Portfolio Management job at NCBA Group
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Vacancy title:
Regional Credit Approvals & Portfolio Management

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Banking , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

NCBA Group

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, June 07 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi, East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, May 30 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Purpose Statement
To support the Group Director, Credit Risk Management in developing and implementing a prudent credit risk framework in support of the bank’s objectives of building a balanced credit risk portfolio within the Regional Subsidiaries. The credit portfolio covered includes Corporate, Financial Institutions, Business Banking and Consumer above the discretion of country management.
The role in Credit Risk entails working closely with various stakeholders in business units, credit risk, enterprise risk and legal as necessary to develop risk appetite at a policy level and on transaction review, strategies for credit originations in various channels, to achieve profitable growth while maintaining credit risk within acceptable levels.
The role will also be responsible for independent monitoring of the regional subsidiaries portfolio and provide portfolio insights on the quality, risk levels and intervention required to the regional credit and business team.
This entails the management and governance of the credit portfolio from inception till repayment throughout the credit life cycle.

• Creating, implementing and administering the Bank’s Credit Risk strategies, policies, procedures, credit approvals.
• Evaluate & understand risk associated with individual transactions, products, securities, and the borrowers as well as the economies & industries they operate within. This includes review and understanding complex transactions as well as analyse credit applications to assess whether the credit risk is in line with the Bank’s Credit Policy, Banking Act, and Regulatory guidelines relative to the profitability of the transaction.
• Undertake customer credit calls for new business, early alert names and watch names as per defined thresholds. The output of these visits will be independent call reports that provide input to the credit granting and portfolio monitoring process.
• Conduct assessment and understanding of the Risk Reward for each deal reviewed as well as deliver well thought out decisions, showing sound judgement whilst adhering to the limits of the Delegated Authority.
• Facilitate Post credit approval monitoring and credit risk control which includes but is not limited to covenant monitoring, crafting of credit strategy for accounts on Close Monitoring or watch-list, collateral compliance tracking, excess and arrears management.
• Identifying training needs within the business stakeholders, formulating the training material and assisting in conducting regular training within the bank for matters relating to credit risk.
• Identify and drive change within Credit and the Business by initiating and owning change projects as well as represent the Unit when required at various forums including management credit committee, early alert committee, recoveries committee among others

Ideal Job Specifications
• Relevant undergraduate degree.
• Appropriate Masters Level or Post Graduate Qualification.

• Relevant professional qualification in Banking, Accountancy, Credit Analysis (Certified Financial Analyst) and Credit / Risk management.

Desired Work Experience:
• A minimum of 10 years of experience in Credit Risk Management, Corporate lending, or other relevant areas of practice preferably in the Banking sector out of which 5 years should be at Management level.
• Experience on regional lending and appraisal of country risks as well as syndicated lending; both in-country and regional.
• Exposure to Credit, Market and Operational Risk dimensions, Basel implementation, IFRS 9 implementation, ICAAP etc.
• Econometric experience (e.g., competence in understanding key macro drivers of credit risk, customer behaviour and lending strategy)
• The ability to conduct complex risk analyses and provide senior management with business insights of consumer credit quality and behaviour trends, and portfolio performance.
• Strong communication skills (written and oral) and the ability to articulate complex issues at an intuitive level to a non-risk audience
• Ability to think creatively - to challenge the norm and drive through solutions in the face of adversity and challenge.

Ideal Job competencies
Technical Competencies
• Leadership
• Analytical and structuring
• Risk management
• Ability to rapidly produce quality reports
• Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
• Behavioural Competencies
• Planning and Organising
• Action orientation
• Stakeholder engagement
• Commercial awareness
• Decisiveness
• Interpersonal skills
• Negotiation and influencing
• Communication and presentation
• Ability to build partnerships as well as working with diverse teams within different segments

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

Method of Application
Interested and qualified? Go to NCBA Group on to apply

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Friday, June 07 2024
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 30-05-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 30-05-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 30-05-2067
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