26 Nov 2018

Head of Credit Management at a Leading Bank in Tanzania November, 2018


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JOB TITLE: Head of Credit Management at a Leading Bank in Tanzania November, 2018

REPORTING TO: Chief Executive Officer

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Management of the Bank Loan Portfolio

DEPARTMENT: Credit Department HOURS OF WORK: 8 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday. Additional hours as required by workload REGION: Dar es Salaam (Corporate Office)


  • Firstly, To lead the Credit Management vertical of the bank encompassing Credit Origination, Administration (including legal compliance), Monitoring and NPA management.
  • Secondly, To maintain the bank’s leadership position in sourcing quality assets by enabling faster turnaround on credit delivery.
  • Thirdly, To sustainably maintain Asset Quality within the norms set by policy/regulations.
  • Furthermore, Coordinate the strategy to ensure it reflects the enterprise risk appetite set by the board risk committee.
  • Lastly, To lead all implementation and training in order to improve the bank’s Credit Risk Management capabilities.


  • Firstly, Assessing the existing framework of Credit & risk management on a bank-wide basis and report deficiencies and recommend areas for improvement to the Management and implementation thereof.
  • Secondly, Ensure proper implementation of the Bank’s Risk policies and procedures.
  • Develop, modify and test models for credit risk measurement and management.
  • Managing the entire process of Credit Management broadly covering origination, delivery, legal compliance and monitoring of Loan Book.
  • Planning, Budgeting & Growth of Loan Book and ensuring the asset quality.
  • Regulatory & Statutory Compliances.
  • Identify key risks and mitigating factors of potential investments, such as asset types and values, legal and ownership structures, professional reputations, customer bases, or industry segments.
  • Manage the entire credit risk management process – identify, measure, monitor and manage these risks effectively.
  • Work closely on the risk aggregation process.

  • Periodically review best practices in the area of Credit Risk management.
  • Develop models for measuring Value at Risk (VaR), including default probability, loss given default, and rating migration.
  • Computation and allocation of economic capital and risk-adjusted performance measurement.
  • Development of internal ratings model’s quantification and management of project related credit risks.
  • Identifying, measuring and managing credit risk across a range of on and off-balance sheet asset classes.
  • The document, and ensure communication of key risks.
  • Gather risk-related data from internal or external resources.
  • Produce reports and presentations that outline findings, explain risk positions, and recommend changes.
  • Leads a team of credit appraisers to ensure high standard credit quality of the portfolio by using various credit assessment tools.
  • Engages in the development, implementation, review, and monitoring of various credit programs and providing training and coaching to continuously upgrade the competency of the team members.
  • Review and develop the Bank’s credit approval policies and guidelines as well as participate in ad-hoc projects of investigative or trouble-shooting nature on specific customer portfolio.
  • Computational process of the Basel 11 / regulatory framework/s.


  • Firstly, University degree in Finance, Accounting or a related discipline, preferably with other related professional qualifications.
  • Secondly, Master’s degree in Business related studies is an added advantage.
  • Possesses a minimum of 10 years of corporate banking experience in lending or related activities.
  • Credit evaluation experience with the complex structuring of Credit lines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Well-rounded exposure to the entire gamut of Credit Management.
  • Good hands on experience on crafting Charters / Policies / Processes / Procedures on Credit Management.
  • Have flair in providing faster turnaround, enabling quick decision making;

  • Prowess in skill/team building – towards succession, for various cadres within Credit, Management.
  • Proven track record of prevention of delinquencies and recovery in NPAs, including restructuring.
  • Moreover, Has a knack of dealing with complex situations on Credit delivery, follow up and recoveries through compromise settlements etc.
  • Furthermore, Reasonable knowledge/exposure on Legal compliances / dealing with a suit filed/decreed cases for logical closure.
  • Also, Good understanding of the use of technology – for automation of processes/monitoring and analysis with MIS.
  • Lastly, Diligent on regulatory and other compliances, including formulation and adherence to processes and procedures.

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