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Senior Risk and Internal Controls Officer at FINCA

  • Full Time
  • Blantyre
  • Salary: 00


About the Business

FINCA Limited (Malawi), a subsidiary of FINCA Impact Finance (FIF), is a deposit taking micro finance institution in Malawi operating through 22 (twenty-two) service outlets serving borrowers and savers in rural, urban, and peri-urban areas in Malawi.

FINCA Limited (Malawi) is increasing access to its services and products through alternate channels.

About the Role

Location: Head Office, Blantyre


The Senior Risk and Internal Control Officer is responsible for the identification of all aspects of non-compliance with the policies and procedures in the implementation of the products and making recommendations for improvement and provide support internal to auditors when appropriate. At all times, the Senior Risk and Internal Controls Officers will ensure confidentiality and proper filing of information gathered as well as that report is well maintained.


  1. Conduct supervision visits to all branches and review lending processes to a certain level of compliance.
  2. Prepare and submit supervision reports to the Compliance Manager in time.
  3. Train staff to address some of the areas to improve quality of staff to minimize breach of policy and procedures.
  4. Monitor performance and risk of all credit staff.
  5. Participate in the review of policies and procedures.


About the Candidate


  • Degree or Diploma in Business Studies – Accounting Option or Banking.


  • Three years relevant work experience in working with either a Micro-finance institution or a Banking sector.
  • A sound knowledge of micro finance and principles and practices of banking, plus practices of micro finance deposit-taking institutions.


Competencies and Attributes:

Functional skills:

  • Ability to compile and analyze accurate weekly and global and monthly reports.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Works perfectly under minimum or/no supervision with a proactive approach.
  • Financial reporting/analysis and interpretations.

Professional skills:      

  • Ability to compile and analyze accurate weekly and global and monthly reports.
  • Good Judgment and decision-making.
  • Ability to mentor Internal Control staff.
  • Good people skills.
  • Good critical thinking skills.
  • Effective communication skills and public relations skills.
  • Computer literacy is a MUST.
  • Ability to meet deadlines as set in the department reporting structure.


Method Of Application

Qualifying and interested people should apply for the position through:

Closing Date: 24th November, 2023

FINCA Limited (Malawi) is an Equal Opportunity Employer i.e., it does not discriminate an applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by state or local law. FINCA Limited (Malawi) encourages applicants from all qualified individuals.

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