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Head of Credit Risk

Kuda · 30+ days ago
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Summary

Kuda is a money app for Africans on a mission to make financial services accessible, affordable and rewarding for every African on the planet.


We’re a tribe of passionate and diverse people who dreamed of building an inclusive money app that Africans would love so it’s only right that we ended up with the name ‘Kuda’ which means ‘love’ in Shona, a language spoken in the southern part of Africa.


We’re giving Africans around the world a better alternative to traditional finance by delivering money transfers, smart budgeting and instant access to credit through digital devices. We’ve raised over $90 million from some of the world's most respected institutional investors, and we’re rolling out our game-changing services globally from our offices in Nigeria, South Africa, and the UK.

Role Overview

Join us at Kuda in this pivotal role and be the driving force in shaping and optimizing our Credit Risk strategies!

We are currently searching for a dynamic Head of Credit Risk to lead the Credit Risk team, spearhead the implementation and execute Kuda's Credit Risk policies. 

You’ll have the opportunity to drive streamlined collection practices and actively contribute to the development of relevant policies and protocols.

In addition, you’ll get to ensure precise reporting and strict adherence to Credit product practices within Nigeria. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the Credit Risk team, end-to-end strategy roadmap and execution 
  • Ensure proactive advocacy and steadfast adherence to Credit policies
  • Design Credit policies tailored to the unique dynamics of Kuda MFB in Nigeria
  • Build and operate the underwriting function for both consumer and business credit
  • Managing a team of underwriters, providing guidance, training, and feedback to ensure consistency and adherence to established underwriting standards
  • Spearhead active and compliant collection practices, demonstrating a commitment to regulatory standards and guidelines 
  • Lead the strategic implementation of Credit initiatives within the Nigerian market, aligning efforts with organizational objectives
  • Establish, build and actively manage various relationships with external partners

Requirements

  • 10+ years of experience, with at least 4 years in a leadership position specifically within Credit Risk Management
  • Extensive background in financial services or Fintech, underscoring a deep understanding of the industry's nuances and dynamics
  • Solid understanding of Credit regulation within the Nigeria banking industry
  • In-depth hands-on expertise in the administration of Credit Risk policies, the Credit underwriting process, Credit Risk scoring methodologies, and precise calculation of unit costs for risk products
  • BSc in Accounting, Economics, Banking, Finance and Commerce (or relevant fields)

Benefits

Why join Kuda?

At Kuda, our people are the heart of our business, so we prioritize your welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including but not limited to:

  • Pension
  • Competitive annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Group life insurance
  • Health insurance
  • L&D training
  • We are advocates of work-life balance and offer a 3-day-per-week remote working option

Kuda is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Kuda is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent.

We don’t regard colour, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Last updated on Dec 15, 2023

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About the company

KudaKuda is a digital bank for Africans headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, providing banking services through its mobile app.

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