Senior Risk Management Officer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

HELSB Zambia

Employment Opportunities
The Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board (HELSB) is a statutory body established by the Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Act No. 31 of 2016 to provide for the administration, granting, investment, payment and recovery of student loans; provide for the administration and granting of scholarships; facilitate the mobilisation of financial resources for loans and scholarships, and provide for
matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.
HELSB is inviting competent, enthusiastic and qualified candidates to apply for the
following positions to be based in Lusaka, on permanent and pensionable terms:
3. Senior Risk Management Officer – 1 Position
a. Job Purpose
Reporting to the Manager (Audit, Risk and Compliance), the Senior Risk
Management Officer shall be responsible for the identification and
assessment of risks, and monitor and evaluate compliance to governance
and internal control systems in order to facilitate the implementation of
appropriate interventions.
b. Principal Accountabilities
 Undertake timely development of risk management initiatives in order to
mitigate risks;
 Undertake effective monitoring and evaluation of compliance levels to
governance and internal systems in order to ensure adherence to set
standards and criteria;
 Undertake Special Audits in order to promote effectiveness in the delivery
of services;
 Undertake timely investigation of non-compliant cases in order to
facilitate prosecutions where applicable;
 Undertake regularly the maintenance and updating of the Risk
Management Database in order to facilitate storage, retrieval and
processing of information;
 Undertake periodical preparation and publication of Risk and
Compliance Reports in order to facilitate informed decision-making;
 Undertake timely, monitoring and evaluation of unit programmes in order
to assess their impact and facilitate the development of appropriate
interventions; and
 Undertake timely, development of work plans and implementation of the
Annual Performance Appraisal System (APAS) in order to monitor,
evaluate and enhance performance.
c. Qualifications and Experience
 Full Grade 12 Certificate.
 Relevant Bachelor’s Degree or full professional qualification such as
 Certified Risk Analyst, or equivalent Risk Management Certificate
 Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, ZICA, ACCA, CIMA, CISA and
 Minimum relevant pre-job experience 5 years of which 3 should be at
supervisory level.
d. Skills and Attributes
 Able to write technical and analytical reports;
 Able to communicate fluently in English; and
 Should have: Analytical skills, Interpersonal skills, Computer skills, Integrity,
Tact and Diplomacy.
Application Procedure
Candidates who meet the above Job Specifications and Competencies, Skills and Attributes should send their applications enclosing their detailed Curriculum Vitae, Photocopies of NRC, Professional and any other relevant documents in hard copy
form only to:
The Chief Executive Officer Or Hand delivered to:
Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board United Church House
P.O. Box 50464 Second (2nd) Floor
LUSAKA. Mosi-o-Tunya Road
Closing date for receipt of applications is 15th March, 2023.
HELSB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the employment of any person on the basis of race, health, tribe, sex, political affiliation, religion or physical ability.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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