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  • Posted: May 29, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 12, 2023
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    Standard Chartered Kenya, whose official name is Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited, but is sometimes referred to as Stanchart Kenya, is a commercial bank in Kenya.
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    Sr Manager, CRM Business Banking - Africa

    The Role Responsibilities

    • The Senior Manager Credit Risk Management is responsible for identification, assessment, monitoring and mitigation of Credit Risk covering but not limited to Business Banking Products within Africa CPBB. The role holder will ensure that the strategies drive strong financial performance within the allowed risk appetite while maintaining strong risk controls.
    • The Senior Manager Credit Risk Management will regularly engage Country, Regional and Group senior management within Risk, Product, Lending and Finance to drive business forward. 


    • Managing the Credit risk profile of the Business Banking within the Bank’s risk appetite. Ensure consistent application and enforcement of the policies, processes, and controls.    
    • Develop, test, optimise and implement Credit strategies in accordance with strategic objectives. 
    • Uphold the integrity of risk/return decisions, ensuring credit origination and control decisions are properly informed and consistent with strategy.


    • Act as second line of defence LOD. 
    • Prepare Business Banking Credit documents including Credit Approval Documents (CAD), Credit Procedure Manual (CPM) and Campaign Recommendation Document (CRD). 
    • Integration of Group Credit Policy/Standards with Consumer Banking Secured Lending strategy/plan and ensuring adherence to Group Credit policy/standards in the Africa countries
    • Ensure proper functioning of day-to-day controls, periodic monitoring activities and timely resolution of risk issues.


    • Assist the Regional leadership in maintaining the Consumer Banking Credit Policy to ensure policy aligns with the agreed risk appetite, reflects the key risk characteristics of the portfolio, and enables effective controls
    • Monitor, review, and control risk profiles to ensure that portfolio shape is in line with strategy.
    • Continuously improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of risk management processes

    People and Talent

    • Ability to influence people who are not direct reportees.
    • Strong stakeholder management skills.
    • Ability to work with diverse teams across different geographies. 
    • Be a team player 

    Risk Management

    • Partner with the Group Credit Risk Management team to develop and execute the desired long-term shape of the Secured portfolio together with business stakeholders based on
      •  strategy,
      •  Here for Good and Treat the Customer Fairly principles 
      • risk-return trade-off and risk appetite 
      • volatility tolerance
    • Proactively identify portfolio problems and take corrective action by effective use of MIS and Analytics
    • Ensure compliance to Group Policies for Secured segments, ensuring timely gap analyses are done and dispensations obtained where required.
    • Own and implement effective quality assurance framework across all secured portfolios. 
    • Maintain a good understanding of the requirements of key external stakeholders in respect of credit risk management and ensure these are well understood internally and reflected in internal procedures
    • Ensure timely reporting of related portfolio information to Chief Credit Officer and to other relevant Country or Regional Committee’s or Forums


    • Ensure that material risk exposures and related issues are reported to the responsible governance committees and to Group and business-level committees as appropriate
    • Ensure first line process owners understand and accept the risk management responsibilities under Operational Risk Framework
    • Ensure implementation and enforcement of the credit policies and risk control procedures.
    • Review program proposals for new and existing products submitted by countries for approval, ensuring all risk dynamics are properly addressed and controlled
    • Assist the countries in maintaining the Consumer Banking Credit Policy to ensure policy aligns with the agreed risk appetite, reflects the key risk characteristics of the portfolio, and enables effective controls. 

    Regulatory and Business Conduct

    • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct. 
    • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
    • Lead the [Africa Consumer Private and Business Banking Risk team  to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles: [Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.] * 
    • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

    Key stakeholders


    • Members of Consumer Private and Business Banking Risk Management Group (CCO, CCH’s and Group CRM)
    • Regional and Country Heads of Credit Initiation/ Risk Operations
    • Regional and Country Heads/ Fraud Risk Managers
    • Cluster & Country Consumer Banking Heads
    • Members of Country and Cluster Consumer Banking Leadership Teams
    • Country and Cluster Heads of Control functions
    • Group Internal Audit
    • Country Finance


    • Credit Bureaus
    • External auditors

    Other Responsibilities

    • Embed Here for good and Group’s brand and values in Risk; Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures; 

    Our Ideal Candidate

    • At least 7 years of Risk experience especially in Retail Credit Risk Management and Risk operations.  Expertise in other areas of risk management other than Credit Risk management is an added advantage.
    • Appropriate academic training; Minimum BA/BSC degree.
    • Good knowledge and grasp of banking practices, CPBB lending products and awareness of the regulatory frameworks across the Africa region.
    • Credit training including CSAs, BB CSAs
    • Stakeholder management skills.  Ability to work with people across the SCB network 
    • Excellent communication skills.

    Role Specific Competencies

    • Analytical Skills
    • Retail Credit Risk Management
    • Wealth Lending
    • Risk Operations
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Communication Skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Standard Chartered Bank Kenya on to apply

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