Risk Specialist


What do Risk Specialists do?

They ensure that all risk management and loss containment activities are performed in a timely manner as required by the risk management division and senior management. Some tasks include:

  • Reviewing the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information and the means used to identify, measure, classify and report such information
  • Planning for and implementing the best practice framework of risk management under the supervision of the Chief Risk Officer/ Manager
  • Assisting the Divisional Manager in the preparation of the risk profiles for the enterprise, focusing on the segment related risk (credit risk, interest risk, equity risk, liquidity risk and strategic funding risk) and related asset and liability risk profiles
  • Supporting management in identifying, assessing and quantifying all financial risks and activating the appropriate risk management processes
  • Supporting management in identifying key risk indicators across all aspects of the enterprise balance sheet
  • Collating and monitoring loss data on a monthly basis
  • Compiling, analysing, registering and escalating risk reports through the appropriate management and governance committee structures
  • Assisting in the roll out and implementation of risk education and awareness programmes for management


Personality Traits

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Problem solving skills
  • Judgement and decision making
  • Person must be able to function independently


Learning Pathway

Degree/National Diploma with Risk Management as a subject


Employment Avenues

Banking / Finance and Investment sectors