Head Of Risk And Compliance in Imo, Nigeria

at FINCA International

Banking / Financial Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Ensure timely update of subsidiary internal regulations, manuals, instruction memos, etc. with all changes from FINCA International and the Africa hub;


Manage evaluation process of all subsidiary manuals annually to ensure completeness, accuracy and efficiency;


Establish a system for the effective communication of all policy changes to the appropriate personnel at all levels of the subsidiary including verification of understanding;


Ensure that all changes in policy and procedures are properly communicated to subsidiary staff and that appropriate compliance training takes place; 


  • Manage Performance and Control of Internal Polices

Develop and implement semiannual control work plan in collaboration with Africa Regional Internal Controls Manager;


Develop and manage evaluation and reporting process for Internal Control & Risk Officers;


Manage timely control activities for the Department based on the approved work plan and requests from subsidiary management board;


Manage timely reporting to subsidiary management and regional hub;


Establish a system for timely communication of the status and findings of control activities with subsidiary management and network/regional internal control personnel




  • 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.


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