12 Jan 2017

Barclays Job Vacancy : Head of Market Risk

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Controlled Function reference AND for which company registered (if role is covered by FSA requirements)

(To be completed only if role is a Controlled Function under FSA rules)

Function and Business Area Purpose

About Barclays Africa

Barclays Africa Group Limited (Barclays Africa Group or the Group) is a diversified financial services provider and is listed on the JSE Limited.

We offer an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance. We are strongly positioned as a fully local bank with regional and international expertise and aspire to build the leading financial services group in our chosen countries in Africa and selected customer and client segments, and to remain locally relevant and competitive in all our presence countries.

The Group was formed through combining Absa Group Limited and Barclays’ African operations on 31 July 2013. Reflecting the enlarged group’s Pan-African focus, our name changed from Absa Group Limited to Barclays Africa Group Limited on 2 August 2013.

Our registered head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa and we have majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. We also have representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria (license applications submitted) as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

Barclays Bank Kenya and Barclays Bank Botswana continue to be listed on their respective stock exchanges.

Job Purpose

The jobholder will be part of the team that ensures that market risk is identified, measured, reported and

challenged to agreed standards across Barclays bank Kenya. The Jobholder will also be responsible for implementing the market, liquidity and interest rate risk control environment around Markets and Treasury businesses in BBK-based legal entities or branches, monitoring, supporting and challenging the direction of the firm’s own investment portfolio in a manner consistent with the strategy of the organization.

Main accountabilities and approximate time split


Time split 10%:

Effective Origination, execution and monitoring of deals

  • Participate in new product / business developments, significant change processes and complex trade reviews by performing risk assessment
  • Contribution in the development and approval of new products in Global Markets
  • Contribution to the preparation and approval of large and non-standard transactions within the bank
  • Contribution in control of limits and exposures on trading counterparties

Accountability: Controls (Mandatory for all roles)

Time split 30%:

Effective Stakeholder relationship management

  • Continually interact with Front Office staff to discuss risk profile and key risks
  • Build strong internal (Market Risk) and external (Front Office and other Infrastructure areas) relationships, to build synergies and efficiencies
  • Manage business needs and expectations
  • Providing actionable advice on current and emerging issues for all business lines
  • Work directly with, and develop effective and constructive working relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders including: Head of Markets, Head of Sales and Trading, Head of RBB, Treasurer, Head of Credit, Head of CIB, Chief operations officer, Head of Compliance, Chief finance officer and Chief risk officer.

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