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The Development Bank of Rwanda is Rwanda’s only National Development Bank mandated to support Rwanda’s development goals. Of recent, the bank has undergone substantial re-organization aimed at positioning itself “To be an innovative and sustainable provider of development finance for socio-economic impact”.

In order to achieve this vision, the bank’s new strategic plan (2018-2024) outlines 3 key strategic themes;

·         Operational Excellence

·         Strategic Partnerships

·         Dynamic Culture

To help accomplish this ambitious and exciting vision, The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) would like to recruit a suitable qualified candidate to fill the position of Credit Risk Manager (CRM):


Duties and Responsibilities

Job requirements

Credit Risk Manager



Reporting to the Chief Risk Officer, the CRM will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide the Chief Risk Officer with the support covering the credit risk management strategy, portfolio management, policies, procedures, processes and products.
  • Lead initiatives for the development and enhancement of the framework of methodologies for measurement of credit risk and credit portfolio management across the Bank and associated models/processes which include rating models (PD) and LGD / EAD measurement.
  • Coordinate and oversee the collection, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data of business processes to determine and promote data driven business decisions.
  • Maintain the current Credit Risk Management Systems for Credit Application Processing.
  • Maintain the credit risk assessment of quality across the portfolio and Facilitate the development of the key risk scenarios with the Credit Risk Analysts.
  • Liaise with the Credit Administration function to Develop and enhance the Credit Risk Reporting and Monitoring framework, which meets the requirements of various external and internal stakeholders by designing fit for purpose information, interpret the information and suggest actions for consideration by management and ensure timely and accurate delivery of these report
  • Assist the Bank Chief Risk Officer in carrying out the responsibilities pertaining to Board Risk Committee which includes preparation of the reporting pack and responding to data/analytical requests from the committee.
  • Assist the Bank Chief Risk Officer in enhancement and review of the Bank Credit Risk Policies and Standards in order to ensure that these reflect the best practice and regulate the risk assets of the Bank as directed by the Board.
  • Provide requirements and design inputs, particularly for the implementation of key credit risk related projects owing to synergies (e.g IFRS9, Stress testing, ICAAP)
  • Utilize mathematical and statistical knowledge to build credit rating models.
  • Developing and facilitating trainings related to Credit Risk Management.


  • A master’s degree in Business Administration, Banking, Finance, Accounting, Statistics or related field;
  • A professional certificate in risk management or similar certification is a competitive advantage;

Experience and Skills

  • 5 years in the financial services sector or risk management related environment
  • Experience with credit analysis, portfolio management processes and monitoring of outcomes;
  • Knowledge of credit risk management and measurement practices;
  • Solid understanding of the credit appraisal process and project finance;
  • Sound knowledge of credit rating models
  • Advanced competencies in spreadsheets & financial modelling;
  • Excellent negotiation, influencing, interaction and people management skills
  • Extensive analytical skills as well as problem identification and solving skills
  • Strategic and logical thinking;
  • Results orientation and high level of integrity;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;


Application Guidelines:

Interested candidate should apply online ( ) and upload application documents including Curriculum Vitae, , copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, past and current service/employment certificates (unproven experience will not be considered during the shortlisting), motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors as well as their emails and telephone. Only online applications shall be considered.

Email:  (for only inquiries)

Address all applications to the Chief Human Capital and Administrative Services of the Development Bank of Rwanda.

Deadline for application: Friday, September 21, 2018, 03:00 pm.

Details of the job descriptions are posted on BRD website:

The employment package is highly competitive/attractive.

Only candidates with the right qualifications and relevant experience shall be shortlisted and contacted for an interview.


Done in Kigali, the September 12, 2018