Risk Manager at Sahara Group

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Job Title: Risk Manager

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Full Time
Level: Manager / Supervisor

Role Purpose

  • The Risk Manager will play a critical role in establishing the framework for evaluating and monitoring the Enterprise Risk management techniques across  the Sahara entities in different locations.
  • Key deliverables include providing a holistic view of the key risks that affect the businesses and identify business opportunities
  • Collaborating with various Sahara entities to identify, assess and implement robust risk mitigation strategies.
  • Support in streamlining various business processes and establish more effective internal controls to drive profit maximization and reduction of costs
  • Facilitate the standardization and uniformity of the business processes across the Group
  • Promote a risk-aware culture  within Sahara business locations


  • Design and implement an overall risk management process for the organization, which includes an analysis of the financial and non-financial impact on the company if a risk crystalizes.
  • Identify potential regulatory and non-regulatory risks through thorough and ongoing risk assessments with relevant business leads.
  • Liaise with the business to identify Company / team specific risks to maintain & update the Business Risk Assessment.
  • Evaluate identified risks against a variety of information & factors (e.g. documents / statistics / reports / trends) to provide commentary and recommendations about how to mitigate these risks;
  • Drivee service levels from the Risk & Compliance function to ensure that the operational risk needs of the business are serviced appropriately, through maintenance / reporting and controls of key areas;
  • Establish a comprehensive enterprise risk management framework across all jurisdictions.
  • Identify and manage the Company’s operational risk priorities.
  • Ensure the risk priorities are effectively addressed through a regular testing program of the standard policies, procedures, systems, and controls.
  • Initiate action to address any gaps or deficiencies identified during the remediation process.
  • Provide insightful, quality reporting to internal Boards, Committees, and other key stakeholders to support risk processes.
  • Manage the completion of the Annual Risk & Compliance Staff Declaration.
  • Contribute to Risk Committee meetings on current risk issues and developments.
  • Maintain an open and productive relationship with the Company’s insurers.
  • Overseeing and testing the Group Business Continuity Plan.
  • Develop, monitor, and maintain a Group Risk register for the Board.
  • Update the Board on recent developments around global risk management practices.
  • Conducting policy, process, and compliance reviews, which may include liaising with internal / external auditors.
  • Evaluate employees’ risk awareness and provide support and training within the company where necessary.
  • Draft the Risk management plan, risk training strategy, and the continuous awareness program.


  • BSc / BA in Finance, Accounting, Law, Social Sciences, an IT course or a related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years Risk Management experience in a managerial/supervisory position.
  • Experience with auditing and reporting procedures
  • Sound knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Integrated Framework, Fraud and Anti-money laundering Frameworks.
  • Strong experience in the analysis of business metrics and the formulation of Key Risk and Performance Indicators
  • Technically strong with good IT ability.
  • Excellent relationship management skills – proven experience of building internal & external relationships, through strong interpersonal and team working skills
  • A relevant Risk Management qualification (E.g., Professional Risk Manager – PRM) is an advantage.

Working Relationships

  • Executive Directors
  • Managing Directors and Business / Unit Heads
  • Head-Group Audit , Risk, HR and  other Heads of entities, and staff
  • Service providers, Vendors and Consultants

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
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