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
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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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