IT Risk Manager at Accion Microfinance Bank Limited

Accion Microfinance Bank Limited – Established in 2006, began operations in May 2007 on license from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Our management team comprises seasoned and distinguished professionals from diverse backgrounds complemented by the expertise of our technical partners, ACCION International. At Accion Microfinance Bank our core values, business philosophy and methodology distinguish us as one of the leading microfinance banks in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: IT Risk Manager

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time


Qualification & Experiences

  • Master’s & Bachelor’s Degree in any of Accounting, Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Technology
  • 10+ years of IT Risk/Auditing/Control experience
  • CISA certifications.

Key Performance:

  • Ability to translate business needs and problems into viable and accepted solutions.
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well within a team environment and participate in department projects.
  • Ability to impart knowledge and develop the competencies of direct reports.

Required Knowledge:

  • Proficient in using computer software (e.g., SQL, Excel) and application systems
  • Familiarity with Core Banking Application systems like Temenos T24 Banking Software.
  • Knowledge of Risk assessment processes/procedures
  • Ability to balance detail with departmental goals/objectives
  • Ability to coordinate and perform multiple tasks/projects simultaneously, balancing priorities and deliverables.
  • Competent interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to lead projects and mentor others
  • Ability to evaluate business processes and IT technology, identify risks and evaluate controls.
  • Written communication skills, ability to share and impart knowledge

Job Responsibilities

  • To Support the Head, Risk & Internal Control in understanding and developing the I.T Risk assessment strategy, plans and I.T risk-related issues at business and operational level.
  • Prepares IT risk assessment plan which includes all Units and processes in Information Technology department.
  • Communicate risk assessment results to appropriate parties; ensure that issues are addressed and corrective actions are implemented.
  • Collect information and review documentation to ensure that risk scenarios are identified and evaluated.
  • Performs vulnerability scan of servers and network devices to ascertain vulnerabilities inherent in them using Qualyguard with a view to remediating the identified gaps.
  • Carry out user management on the Core Banking application (T24). Also, supervise the activities of the System Control Officer.
  • Carry out user management on the Core Banking application (T24). Also, supervise the activities of the System Control Officer.
  • Ensure that all IT policies and procedures are compliant with regulatory requirements.
  • Test information systems controls to verify effectiveness and efficiency prior to implementation.
  • Develop and implement risk responses to ensure that risk factors and events are addressed in a cost-effective manner and in line with business objectives.
  • Develop a risk awareness program to ensure that stakeholders understand risk and contribute to the risk management process and to promote a risk-aware culture.
  • Create and maintain a risk register to ensure that all identified risk factors are accounted for.
  • Follow-up on Internal Audit report to ensure that IT control issues highlighted are resolved within appropriate timeline.
  • Other activities as may be assigned by the Head, Risk & Control or MD/CEO.

Deadline: 30th November, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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