Chief Credit Officer job at First Capital Bank Zambia

Vacancy title:
Chief Credit Officer

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

Jobs at:

First Capital Bank Zambia

Deadline of this Job:
Wednesday, January 31 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka, South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Monday, January 22 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Join our Team!!!
• Be part of an exciting team! If you are a self-starter, looking for a challenging, yet exciting opportunity to grow your career then this is for you!
• Applications are invited from suitably qualified, experienced, and skilled candidates to fill the following positions:

Chief Credit Officer
• The Chief Credit Officer will ensure effective monitoring and control of the Credit department and compliance to Group Credit Policy and Bank of Zambia (BOZ) regulations.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Ensure credit risk governance adherence as well as implement governance specifications as per the Credit Policy.
• Ensure that portfolio and segment level policies, standards, minimum requirements, and interpretations of regulations are in place.
• Review and challenge Institutional risk mandates for consistency with risk appetite.
• Formulate credit strategy based on target market and products, in alignment with the Group.
• Ensure robust credit origination and approval processes within approved delegated mandates, credit policy and risk appetite are in place.
• Ensure that measurement and assessment of credit risk is done through appropriate risk quantification and use of ratings and supporting quantitative or qualitative models.
• Ensure appropriate policies and structure in place to manage excesses, expired limits, and covenants.
• Monitor compliance with risk appetite, credit mandates and limits and report breaches and actions to the Credit Management Committee and monitor compliance with decisions.
• Consistent reporting of credit information and aggregation into Institution and segment views for reporting to Group Credit.
• Perform credit stress tests across at the segment and Institution level and present outcomes at credit committee.
• Ensure compliance with the Credit impairment framework as well as monitor credit impairment levels for adequacy and present the portfolio’s impairment results to Group Credit monthly.
• Ensure structures are in place with appropriate policies to achieve the most optimal recovery processes for the benefit of the Institution in terms of robust and well documented recovery processes.
• Ensure sufficient systems and processes exist to report credit risk data and management information including regulatory returns.
• Ensure compliance with internal and regulatory requirements, processes, methodologies, and standards.
• Ensure that appropriate infrastructure to enable credit risk management, including exposure and limit management systems, credit risk reporting and analysis systems and consolidation of exposures (“one customer view” system capability), stress testing infrastructure and regulatory data quality are implemented and maintained.
• Appraise and prepare Credit proposals including analysis of financial statements, identification, mitigation and management of Risks.
• Ensure that monthly returns are submitted to BOZ within the set deadlines and ensure the Bank is in compliance with all prudential regulations.
• Submit reports to Credit Committee on Credit matters and preparation of credit committee files and minutes.

Critical Qualifications
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Social Sciences or any related field.
• A Master’s Degree or MBA in Finance would be an added advantage.
• At least ten (10) years’ experience in credit underwriting/analysis, credit evaluation and control.
• At least five years (05) years’ experience at senior management/department Head level.

Critical Skills:
• Business awareness, leadership, and management skills.
• Organizational skills and the ability to understand detailed information.
• Computer and numeracy skills, with strong skills required for /Excel and Credit Workflow systems.
• Credit underwriting and decision making.
• Strong interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships with people at all levels.
• Must have high integrity and must be approachable.

Critical Experience:
• Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in a Banking environment.
• Experience in dealing with Senior/Executive Management.
• Good knowledge of Bank of Zambia guidelines and other relevant Credit related Regulations.
• Experience of presenting to and communicating with senior management and the Board.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
• Only suitably qualified, experienced, and skilled candidates are encouraged to apply for these roles. Applications are to be sent by email, accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae and a Cover letter to . Please indicate in the subject line the position being applied for.
• Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st January 2024.
• Only shortlisted applicants will be communicated to.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Wednesday, January 31 2024
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 22-01-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 22-01-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 22-01-2066
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