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Risk Officer: Gwanda State University

  • Gwanda

Gwanda State University

DUE: 03 FEB 2023

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the following posts:
Gwanda State University is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates and differently abled people are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications and Experience
A Bachelors’ degree in Risk Management / Insurance and risk Management or Economics.
A Masters’ degree in Risk Management / Insurance and risk Management or Economics will be an added advantage.
Must have a high level of written and oral communication skills as well as strong knowledge of business processes.
Strong analytical skills and ability to effectively prioritise and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
Strong ability to work effectively in a team and to communicate verbally and in writing with both external and internal customers.
Ability to work independently to produce desired results.
At least 2 years’ experience in risk management position.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Risk Officer is responsible for conducting risk management operations of the University, to include the integration of risk concepts into strategic planning, and risk identification and mitigation activities:

Undertake a comprehensive risk assessment for all University departments.
Formulate and recommend risk mitigation plans, policies and protocols.
Champion the compilation and review of University’s Strategic Risk register.
Designing the risk Matrix for the University
Manage and administer the University’s insurance portfolio
Supervise the filing of insurance claims, monitor progress and verify that payments have been done.
Quantify risk limits
Recommend plans to mitigate risks
Liase with the Safety Officer on all issues pertaining to risk inherent in Occupational Health and Safety.
Be responsible for all risk related Training and Development of staff.
Monitor the progress of risk mitigation activities
Compile quarterly risk management reports
Communicate to key stakeholders regarding the risk profile of the University
Evaluate and monitor risk management strategies identified within the organisation
Maintain and update accidents register

Conditions of Service
Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits are offered. The information on salary and other benefits will be made available to the short-listed candidates.

Soft copies in a single continuous PDF file of each of the following: application letter, certified copies of educational and professional certificates, national identity card, birth certificate and curriculum vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications and previous employment and experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, email address, names and addresses of three referees including email addresses should be sent to or hand delivered to:
Deputy Registrar
Human Resources Section
Gwanda State University
Epoch Mine Campus
P O Box 30

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 03 February 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.