Head of Corporate Credit (Strategy /Consulting /Legal) – Windhoek, Namibia

Southern Africa#Central Africa
Posted 2 months ago

Reference No. MTBW02


Reference Number: MTBW02


Job Description:

Our client, who is an esteemed banking service in Windhoek, Namibia, is in search of a dynamic and experienced professional to join their team as the Head of Corporate Credit. In this pivotal role, you will be co-responsible for standing in as second in charge for the Executive Officer: Credit in their absence. You will play a critical role in assessing credit applications within your allocated mandate, managing aftercare for all credit allocated to clients/groups in the top group exposures, and leading a team of credit officers and admin staff to achieve their targets.



1. Credit Policy and Strategy:

  • Assess credit applications within your allocated mandate.
  • Manage irregular credit within your portfolio for all asset products.
  • Limit provisions for bad debts.
  • Assist in updating and maintaining the bank's Credit Policy and Strategy.
  • Evaluate and improve the credit assessment process.
  • Revise the Credit Risk Framework and Sanction Policies as required.
  • Stay updated on industry developments and credit trends.
  • Continuously adapt the bank's credit strategy to align with market needs and trends.

2. Service and Consulting:

  • Provide outstanding service to departmental clients (branches).
  • Act as an advisory resource for credit-related queries.
  • Conduct client visits and interviews.
  • Deliver training to staff and colleagues on handling client queries.
  • Efficiently address and resolve client complaints.
  • Reduce turnaround time for credit application processing.
  • Offer guidance to Business and Credit Managers.
  • Ensure compliance with legislation and regulations.
  • Adapt to changes in the macroeconomic environment.
  • Evaluate business credit performance.

3. Credit Assessment and Aftercare:

  • Review and approve credit applications.
  • Ensure correct evaluation of loans before approval by mandate holders.
  • Ensure adherence to legislations and regulations.
  • Manage non-performing loans for rehabilitation.
  • Assess credit within your allocated mandate.
  • Control provisions and bad debts within the corporate credit sphere.
  • Handle internal and external queries related to corporate credit.
  • Develop MIS reports for portfolio management.

4. Legal:

  • Assess accounts transferred to Legal Collections Branch.
  • Investigate actions taken by branches to limit potential losses.
  • Report instances of staff exceeding their mandates.
  • Increase collections and recover bad debts.
  • Manage non-performing loans and credit limits.

5. Reports:

  • Manage various reports related to irregular credit.
  • Control ad-hoc reports as needed.
  • Ensure accurate reports are submitted to relevant departments.

6. Consulting:

  • Be available to assist branches in matters outside their expertise.
  • Identify training needs and liaise with the Learning and Development Department.


7. Collateral Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with legislation and regulations.
  • Oversee collateral linked to the corporate credit portfolio.
  • Review and verify collateral information.
  • Address policy exceptions and material issues.
  • Monitor and reconcile loan associate activities and payments.

8. People Management:

  • Implement and manage HR processes within the corporate credit function.
  • Ensure compliance with HR policies.
  • Maintain accurate HR records.
  • Conduct regular performance discussions.
  • Administer customer satisfaction surveys.

9. Specialized Functions:

  • Assume responsibilities for ALCO, Credit Risk Forum, Risk Committee, Counterparty/Treasury facilities, Project Management, Structured Finance, Strategy of Credit Department, and Board Credit Committee.

10. Risk Management:

  • Undertake risk management responsibilities as delegated by the Principal Risk Owner.

11. General:

  • Be adaptable to perform any reasonable and lawful instructions from your supervisor.



  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Finance/Risk/Legal (B.Com or similar). A Hons or Master's degree will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of system and processing activities
  • 10 years' experience in Credit and Market risk environment
  • Computer literate (MS Word & MS Excel)
  • Knowledge of different regions within Namibia
  • Analytical and technical skills

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Full time position
  • Candidates within Namibia to only apply.
  • Remuneration package to be discussed after interview.


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Matthew Taylor at mataylor@caglobalint.com


Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.


Matthew Taylor

Recruitment Consultant

CA Finance


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