Head of Risk & Compliance Job 2023

Karandaaz Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan

Job Description

Karandaaz (KRN) is looking for a Head of Risk & Compliance who will lead and manage a team of risk professionals that is responsible for the development and implementation of a risk management strategy for Karandaaz, encompassing credit, market, operational, and other risks, along with Compliance. These responsibilities are carried out with the objective to safeguard assets’ health, credit underwriting, ensuring timely identification/prevention/mitigation of financial/reputational risks through countermeasures, and close risk exposure within the limits of the organization’s policies, SOPs, SBP/SECP regulations, approvals from concerned authorities, directions/guidelines from the CEO/Board, and directives from the Government.

Job Description: 

Credit, Equity & Market Risk

  • Conduct due diligence of investment proposals/credit deals/disbursements proposed by the Corporate Investments and Credit (CIC) team. Scrutinize the associated risk matrix and provide recommendations.
  • Review contracts and legal documentation and validate alignment with statutory/regulatory requirements. Identify and assess gaps followed by determining appropriate action plans for mitigation.
  • Ensure that the organization’s product/customer portfolio is acceptable and free of major risks.
  • Monitor and review portfolios’/products’ performance on monthly basis and ensure the effectiveness of implemented controls for optimum results.
  • Oversee management and maintenance of credit book i.e. non-performing loans.
  • Present investment notes along with risk analysis report to Investment Committee.
  • Analyze the overall exposure of the organization to various risks. Examine and ensure the liquidity level of the organization is at an acceptable level.
  • Ensure alignment of risks with market conditions and other dynamic factors.
  • Determine impacts of economic indicators on the organization, compile results and share with Board/relevant Committees to develop visibility on the overall situation.
  • Provide input for the Board Audit Committee.

Strategic Operations & Directions

  • Analyze business objectives/long-term plans and accordingly outline Risk Management Framework, Risk Mitigation Tools, and Control Mechanism.
  • Set directions for risk management and ensure implementation of credit discipline as per defined regulations, and internal guidelines.
  • Design related policies and procedures aligned with organizational goals and provide directions for effective implementation. Share plans with Board and relevant Committees for approval.
  • Oversee the performance of strategic investments, verify conformance with investment plans, and highlight anomalies (if any). Recommend rectification measures accordingly.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of risk management mechanisms/tools, and clarify desirable results, business impact, and related expectations.
  • Review potential strategic investment options and conduct a comparative analysis of associated risks and profitability margins

Risk Analytics

  • Led the development of Risk Analytics and Risk Assessment tools
  • Develop and enhance risk methodology for the market, credit, liquidity, and operational risks (risk appetite and other internal risk metrics).
  • Spearhead efficient execution of Risk Management Framework and Risk Mitigation plan.
  • Validate accountability of all financials and ensure the elimination of any leakages.
  • Administer compliance with IFRS 9 standards and guidelines for financial/credit modeling.
  • Review quarterly reports and recommend rectification of anomalies.

Policy Formulation & Implementation

  • Stay abreast with the market dynamics and local/international best practices.
  • Analyze risk assessment procedures, and identify gaps and improvement areas.
  • Develop new and improve existing Policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and performance metrics and KPIs.
  • Facilitate effective implementation of policies, SOPs, mechanisms, and related controls for timely and efficient identification of financial risks.
  • Ensure seamless implementation of policy framework in subsidiaries and strategic investments.

Basic Eligibility Criteria

Education: Masters’s degree or equivalent education with majors in Finance/Economics/Business Administration required. Candidates with either Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification are preferred.

Experience: Minimum prior experience of 10 years in Risk Management in the Financial Services industry is essential. Experience of Private Equity/Investment Banks will be given more weightage. Should have adequate knowledge of credit risk, and how it is evaluated on an entity and portfolio level

Behavioral Skills & Competencies

  • Knowledge of money laundering and terrorist financing rules and regulations to ensure
  • compliance with local and international laws and cover the organization’s risk arising from dealings
  • with current and potential partners, vendors, etc.
  • Detailed knowledge of Financial/Credit Modeling
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Policy Development
  • Adequate knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management
  • Knowledge of SECP/SBP regulations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Risk Analytics
  • Strategic Thinking skills
  • Analytical & Problem-Solving skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, including proven effective presentation and report writing skills
  • Proven ability to work within a complex multi-dimensional organizational environment with strong interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to interface with and manage stakeholders at a senior level
  • Ability to manage conflicts effectively
  • Ability to work with multiple and tight deadlines with a commitment to quality, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Ability to lead and mentor

Job Skills

Policy Formulation & ImplementationRisk AnalyticsStrategic Operations & DirectionsCredit Evaluation

Job Details


N.G.O./Social Services

Functional Area:

Accounts, Finance & Financial Services

Total Positions:

1 Post

Job Shift:

First Shift (Day)

Job Type:



Risk Management

Job Location:

Islamabad, Pakistan


No Preference

Minimum Education


Degree Title

A master’s degree or equivalent education with majors in Finance/Economics/Business Administration is required. Candidates with either Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification are preferred.

Career Level

Experienced Professional

Minimum Experience

10 Years (Minimum prior experience of 10 years in Risk Management in the Financial Services industry is essential. Experience of Private Equity/Investment Banks will be given more weightage. Should have adequate knowledge of credit risk, and how it is evaluated on)

Apply Before:

Jan 16, 2023

Posting Date:

Dec 29, 2022


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