at FINCA International

Banking / Financial Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Qualifications and Experience:

  •     Five years working experience in internal control, audit, or risk management, preferably in financial services industry/sector
  •     Experience with AML-CFT Compliance in regulated financial institution
  •     Three years’ experience in management/leadership role
  •     Policy development and implementation experience preferred
  •     Relevant professional qualifications in local market
  •     Bachelor’s degree in Business/Credit or Finance or relevant certifications
  •     Post-graduate degree will be an added advantage
  •     Fluency in English
  •     High proficiency in use of computerized applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, and Visio.

Critical Competencies:

  • Leading with integrity - Reinforces our values through daily behavior and holds others accountable to ethical behavior
  • Employee engagement - Maintains a fulfilling work environment and engages staff based on their strengths. Mentors others to develop their skills and provides feedback on performance regularly.
  • Responsible for results - Takes responsibility for own actions and manages others to focus on key priorities.
  • Recruitment and staffing - Makes quality hiring decisions; Forecasts staffing needs accurately; Follows Company hiring process
  • Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Financial responsibility - Conserves organizational resources and works within budget guidelines.

Candidate Profile
To perform the job successfully, the candidate should demonstrate the following competencies and qualities:

  •     Consulting and management techniques to initiate and manage strategic changes in risk management across the entire organization
  •     Knowledge and experience in modern Enterprise in Internal Controls & Risk Management practices in Financial Services industry to provide practicalguidance on strategic changes.
  •     Willingness to relocate to Owerri, Nigeria and to travel within the country (40% of the time)
  •     Enterprising and self-driven personality with the ability to adapt and acquire new skills
  •     Excellent leadership and communication skills
  •     Highly attentive to detail with excellent organizational and documentation skills
  •     Knowledge and effective application of all relevant banking policies, processes, procedures and guidance to consistently achieve required compliance standards or benchmarks
  •     Results-oriented, with the ability to motivate the team to be consistent with performance
  •     Strong fit to FINCA’s desired corporate culture and values, and commitment to furthering FINCA’s mission and vision.  In particular, must demonstrate a commitment to transparency and integrity
  •     Understands the needs of a start-up, with willingness and ability to perform duties beyond the scope of work.
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