Senior Risk Officer (1 Post) || Lupane State University

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Lupane State University

Internal Audit Section
1.1 Senior Risk Officer (1 Post)

Qualifications and Experience
 A Bachelors’ degree in Risk Management/Insurance and Risk Management or its
 A Masters’ degree in Risk Management/Insurance and Risk Management or its
equivalent will be an added advantage
 Must have a high level of written and oral communication skills, as well as a strong
knowledge of business processes
 Strong analytical skills and ability to effectively prioritize and coordinate multiple
deliverables 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 four years’ experience in a risk management position

Duties and Responsibilities
The senior risk officer position 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 as directed by the Chief Risk

Principal accountabilities include:
 Assist the Chief Risk Officer in coming up with an annual risk programme for the
 Assist the Chief Risk Officer in designing the Risk Matrix for the university
 Assess risk throughout the organization
 Quantify risk limits
 Recommend plans to mitigate risks to the Chief Risk Officer
 Allocate duties to team members

 Advise on directing capital to projects based on risk
 Assist functional managers in obtaining and implementing risk mitigation strategies
 Monitor the progress of risk mitigation activities
 Create and disseminate risk measurements and reports
 Communicate to key stakeholders regarding the risk profile of the university
 Evaluate and monitor risk management strategies identified within the organisation
 Investigate the risks inherent in a target entity that may be acquired, as well as the
state of its risk management practices.

Interested and qualified persons should send one set of their application in a single pdf file
clearly indicating the position being applied for in the subject line to
The application should consist of the application letter, Curriculum Vitae giving full personal
details including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary,
date of availability, names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least three referees,
certified copies of educational and professional certificates, birth certificate and National Identity
The Application letter should be addressed to:
The Senior Assistant Registrar
Lupane State University
Human Resources Section
P O Box 170

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 20 January 2023. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.