Head of Risk Job 2023 at Nairobi by Equity Bank

Head of Risk Job 2023 at Nairobi by Equity Bank Career. Equity Bank, is a commercial bank in Kenya, is currently searching for a highly qualified Head of Risk to join their team.

Head of Risk Job 2023 at Nairobi by Equity Bank

Equity Bank Kenya Limited is a financial services provider headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. It is licensed as a commercial bank by the Central Bank of Kenya, which is the central bank and national banking regulator of Kenya. In 2010 the bank introduced the Agency banking model, which has proved a success and is regulated by Central Bank of Kenya Prudential guidelines.

Equity Bank Kenya Limited was incorporated in 2014, as a result of the corporate restructure of its parent company Equity Group Holdings Limited. Prior to November 2014, Equity Group Holdings Limited operated both as a licensed bank and a holding company for its subsidiaries.

Vacancy Post Name:

  • Head of Risk

Number of Vacant Post

  • 01 (One)

Organization Name:

  • Equity Bank

Last Date to Apply

  • 21st March 2023

Job Location

  • Nairobi, Kenya

Employment Type

  • Full-time

Job Shift:

  • Day Job

Education Requirement:

  • Undergraduate degree in business related field
  • Postgraduate /Master’s degree qualifications are an added advantage
  • Professional qualifications in Risk from a recognized professional body.

Experience Required

  • Relevant business/function experience of over ten years (Banking experience preferred)
  • Experience in building/supporting risk management programs and working with boards, senior management and regulators.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that effective management response plans are in place to respond to extreme but plausible scenarios.
  • Oversee timely and accurate risk escalation and reporting to The Board, the Equity Group and to the Regulator
  • Maintain robust proactive communication protocol and process with the Regulators
  • Communicate with the Company stakeholder and board members about Country ‘s Business Risk Profile
  • Develop enterprise risk management for the Country, supported by policies and standards appropriate for the boundaries of risks for the Country.
  • Implement control testing and assurance program for the Country over the design and effectiveness of Country risk frameworks, risk policies, and standards
  • Implement risk scanning program to support assessment of Horizon and Forward-looking risks.
  • As Secretary to the Board Risk Committee support the committee to execute its risk management responsibilities by providing an on-going risk perspective on strategy and operations, in addition to coordinating the Country Risk Management Committee as chair/alternate chair
  • Provide leadership and develop adequate risk infrastructure to support Country strategy and operational activities.
  • Implement risk data aggregation capability to support seamless risk analysis and report
  • Initiate a relevant stress test and scenario program, review the results and assess their implications for the country.


  • Financial services, Banking and Technology industry experience
  • In-depth understanding Global risk frameworks and their application.
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization, leveraging resources across the organization to complete deliverables.
  • The sound judgement and courage necessary to perform a control role and maintain effective working relationships
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and modelling skills
  • A proactive, tenacious and results oriented leader with great initiative.

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