Governance and Control Manager

Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Overall Job Purpose

To implement and embed all applicable Risk and Control frameworks and to clearly articulate, manage and mitigate Business and Function risk.

Key Accountabilities

Accountability: Governance & Control

• Management are responsible for managing all risks. Governance & Control (G & C) manager is responsible for assisting management to manage risk.

• Embedment of controls, indicators, RCA, governance and testing and frameworks; including ORM, Compliance, Fraud, AML, Legal, Group policies etc.

• Working with G & C and business units within WIM, especially around 1st and 2nd line defence methodologies

• Collaboration with Key Risk Owners (KRO) (e.g. Compliance, Fraud etc.) to ensure that all key risks are managed.

• Understand the Barclays Enterprise Risk Management Framework (ERMF) and implementing of all principal and key risks and the risk process of “evaluate, respond and monitor” as per the ERMF. Understanding the Three lines of defence model and liaising with all three lines of defence to ensure that a combined assurance model is implemented.

• Accountable to ensure that all key risks are adequately controlled across their business/functions are adequately defined and measured

• Maintain & develop risk framework in line with ever changing control environment

• Maintain a log of all material risks issues that need remediation and track the process and report and escalate these as necessary.

Accountability: Strategy Development

Weighting: 10%

Outputs to deliver this accountability:

• Participate in the setting of the broader business strategy of the WIM BU to ensure it is aligned with the overall Governance and Control objectives of the Group.

• Ensure alignment with business units within the WIM and undertake strategic planning that is mindful of Risk through regular engagement with the businesses.

Accountability: Risk Management

Weighting: 70%

Outputs to deliver this accountability:

• Ensure pro-active management of all functional audit action items, with a view to ensuring closure by due date and pass Issue Assurance.

• Evaluate all requests for new products or processes or non-standard transactions prepared in the functional areas.

• Make recommendations to the developers on changes required to ensure adherence to risk standards and provide formal approval once the adjustments have been made.

• Lead and oversee a Management Assurance (MA) function by creating a team to do MA testing and support remedial actions identified during the testing of controls in place.

• Establish a Risk Governance structure for the respective BU that is being supported.

• Prepare submission of the respective WIM BU Risk and Control report for review by WIM G & C Head

• Support functional areas in the business with tools and templates to capture their risk data. Ensure that data is checked on consolidated for the business units for review by WIM G & C Head.

• Ensure that functional areas have adequate information to complete their control attestations at the required intervals.

• Review risk management information compiled and challenge members of the WIM BU on the controls they have in place to manage the risk down to within acceptable levels.

• Ensure that all expansion and integration activity within the WIM BU is conducted according to Absa and Barclays Group minimum standards.

• Implement any and all changes of processes and policies in support of changing regulations.

• Compile detailed Risk Dashboard and Control Risk Committee packs.

• Review escalations raised through the Infrastructure business areas, and implement changes in support of risk control environment

• Manage the FAIS Supervision process and ensure that all registers are fully updated to reflect the status of staff performing these roles

• Interact with FAIS Governance and ensure that the internal Fit and Proper register is maintained.

• Provide reports and assist with queries from stakeholders with regards to allocated policies, annual and ad-hoc reviews and update of policies and associated procedure manuals.

• Co-ordination of Group-wide monitoring and content of audit plans in respect of allocated policies.

• Maintenance of the allocated Compliance Policies, to ensure their relevance and applicability at any point in time

• Tracking and monitoring of Barclays Internal Audit (BIA) findings until resolution of item

Accountability: Stakeholder Management

Weighting: 20%

Outputs to deliver this accountability:

• Maintain and develop awareness of risk management issues and changes across relevant WIM business units.

• Agree and manage service offerings and Service Level Agreements with internal & external stakeholders (agree annually and measure on a monthly basis).

Role / Person


Education and Experience Required

• Proven experience in a Governance & Control function with at least 3 years within a

Bank or blue-chip financial organisation.

Qualifications Required (Essential):

• B degree in Business/Commerce with Auditing /Law/Risk Management/MQF Level 6

Experience Required:


• Proven track record of successful development, implementation or enhancement of

Governance, Risk Management and Control for at least 3 years.

• Experience in dealing with complex and multiple stakeholders

• Exposure to all elements in all risk elements including operational risk management assurance, fraud and compliance.

• Experience and knowledge in banking, investments and insurance.

Knowledge & Skills: (Maximum of 6)

• Knowledge of Risk Management.

• Knowledge of security and storage.

• Knowledge of financial/banking services.

• Knowledge of Banking Legislation.

• Strategic Financial and Operational business management skills.

• Strong decision making over broad risk spectrum skills.

Essential / Competencies: (Maximum of 8 competencies)

• Commercial thinking.

• Delivering results and meeting customer expectations.

• Relating and networking.

• Persuading and influencing.

• Deciding and initiating action.

Mental &



(RSA Specific)

Special work requirements:

• Occasional travel will be required Most complex decision that can be taken without referral to the manager:

• Decide on the most appropriate action to mitigate a risk identified.

Business change accountability: • Implement and embed risk framework as per Group & International regulatory standards

Finance/Resource accountability:

Communication and Interaction required:

Staff in own area (manager, subordinates, colleagues)-To influence and co-ordinate risk management practises across the WIM estate


Staff outside own area – To manage expectations and engage with stakeholders regarding inter-dependencies across various functions


Internal customers

(other than staff in own area) -Implement and embed risk management framework


External Customers [0%]

Regulators/Government Agencies-Compile necessary reporting obligations with regulators, with oversight from Compliance


Vendors/Suppliers [0%]


(e.g. Industry Forums/Associations) –Represent the business area to ensure standards are maintained in line with industry norms


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