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

To achieve this vision, the bank’s new strategic plan (2018-2024) has outlined 3 key strategic themes.

  • Operational Excellence: Continuous improvement of our credit and risk management system, financial performance and customer services.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Forming strategic partnerships to deliver our mandate is a key component of our core activities.
  • Dynamic Culture: Continuously improving our pool of knowledge to have the most competent and skilled employees.

To help accomplish this ambitious and exciting vision, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) would like to recruit suitable qualified candidates under PSPE (Private Sector Participation in the Generation and Distribution of Electricity from Renewable Sources) to fill the following position:

BRD is committed to respecting gender equality and disability norms. We promote gender-responsive practices. Qualified candidates particularly females and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Background Information
Job Title: Risk Management Expert (Hands-on Consultant)
Department: Risk
Duo Reports to:

  • Functionally to the Chief Risk Officer
  • Administratively to PSPE Intervention Manager
Contract terms: 10 months Consultancy on a full-time basis based in BRD HQ with possibility                    of extension
Purpose of the Job
  • To Provide hands-on coaching, training, and advisory support in the assessment of risks for the banks’ projects – more particularly energy projects risks.
  • To Develop analytical tools for the identification and quantification of financed projects risks.
  • To Develop analytical tools for the assessment of all financial and non-financial Risks (Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 Risks)
Scope of work
  • BRD would like to enhance its risk management by hiring an experienced individual consultant with extensive experience and knowledge in financing investments projects. The consultant is required to deliver hands-on coaching and advisory services to the risk department in all the risks.
  • S/he should be capable of designing modern analytical tools for the identification and quantification of the risks to the above mentioned 8 key risks and the pricing of financial instruments used for hedging interest rate and currency risks. The assessment tools should be able provide a comprehensive risk assessment for energy projects originated and appraised by the Bank.
  • The advisory services should include stress-testing and scenario analysis on credit, liquidity, interest rate and FX risks.
  • The consultant should provide Risk management training across the different sectors of financing to selected staff from BRD.
  • The Consultant should have experience in the preparation and assessment of ICAAP &ILAAP reporting requirements following.
Main Responsibilities of the Job
Duties and responsibilities shall include but not limited to:

  • Develop, implement, monitor and maintain a robust and integrated risk management and compliance functions in support of the Bank’s strategic risk management approach. S/he will also ensure that the Bank is in full compliance with applicable regulations, analyze all risk-related issues, and recommend improvements, modifications, and new procedures where controls are needed.
  • Assess risk appetite and monitor key trends and concentrations for financed projects.
  • Review of the overall market, credit, operational, regulatory, financial soundness, strategic, currency, liquidity, reputational, operational, interest rate, and business model risk exposures of the Bank with reference to the limits and metrics.
  • Provide consideration to the profile of risk and return in the context of the financial performance of the Bank.
  • Oversee and advise the management on the current risk exposures of the Bank and future risk strategy.
  • Review the Bank’s capability to identify and manage new risk types for financed projects in conjunction with risk department.
  • Advise the risk department on proposed energy transactions and ensuring that a due diligence is undertaken, focusing in particular on risk aspects and implications for the risk appetite and tolerance of the Bank.
  • Review risk reports on any material breaches on risk limits for financed projects and the adequacy of proposed action.
  • Oversee the development, implementation and maintenance of the Bank’s overall risk management framework and its risk appetite, strategy, principles and policies to ensure they are in line with emerging regulatory, corporate governance and industry best practice.
  • Provide direction to perfect the management of credit risk, market risk, operational risk, and other related risks.
  • Review risk management policies, risk limits and risk methodologies to include renewable energy and ensure they are up to market standards and compliant to all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Provide strategic insights on energy financing to senior management from a risk perspective.
  • Hands-on coaching to risk and Bank’s operations team covering the credit, portfolio management, policies, procedures, processes, and products in order to ensure that the projects appraised meet the risk requirements.
  • Review the available de-risking instruments and propose/design additional instruments, for renewable energy if necessary.
  • Develop appropriate aggregation models for assessing and reporting on credit risk for financed projects in order to provide the management with basis to make decision on risk appetite.
Working relationships
All Divisions of BRD
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Banking, Finance, Risk Management, with a clear understanding of Basel standards.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience or Exposure to Enterprise Risk Management
  • Experience of Risk Management with an International or Regional Exposure to Development Financial Institutions will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable skills and competencies in designing modern risk management, stress-testing tools or metrics.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience in banking environment should be a must, two (2) of which must be at a senior management level
  • Remarkable experience in credit risk management and measurement practices.
  • Solid understanding of the credit appraisal process and project finance.
  • Sound knowledge of credit rating models and risk premium structuring.
  • Highly familiar with related banking regulations, including knowledge of Rwandan banking sector.
  • Understanding of the collateral due diligence and collateral management practices.
  • Extensive analytical skills as well as problem identification and solving skills.
  • Strategic and logical thinking.
  • Results orientation and high level of integrity.
  • Proven leader with outstanding abilities of people management and hands-on coaching, training.
  • Excellent proficiency of English, both written and spoken.
Core Competencies
  • Updated risk management policies and procedures reflecting risks associated with the renewable energy and ensures compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Produce periodic quarterly comprehensive reporting on risk appetite, key trends and concentrations on the renewable energy sector.
  • Develop a comprehensive risk assessment tool for projects financing.
  • Develop an overall risk management framework for the Bank.
  • Training reports demonstrating hands on training and coaching to selected staff in credit /Investment officers in terms of the risk assessment processes across the different sectors financed by the bank.
  • Propose and develop de-risking instruments for the Bank.
  • Risk Management Tools or a comprehensive documentation of models, methods and processes.
  • Develop risk Reporting dashboards, for all the indicated Keys Risks BRD is exposed to.
  • Management of the bank’s exposures (Equity, Credit) by reviewing quality at entry
  • Develop stress testing guidelines and assumptions for Capital, Liquidity, Credit, and Market Risk Management.
  • All-inclusive training offered to the Risk Team.
  • End of contract report including all trainings offered to the Risk Team and recommendation for sustainability of acquired skills and knowledge
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 Application Guidelines:

 Interested candidate should apply online ( ) and upload application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors (as one document) as well as their emails and telephone.

Only online applications shall be considered.

Email only for inquiries (not application):

Address all applications to the Head, Human Capital and Corporate Services of the Development Bank of Rwanda.

Deadline for application: Friday, 17th September 2021.

The employment package is highly competitive/attractive.

Due to expected high volume of applications, ONLY shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Done in Kigali, 10th September 2021

The Young Professional Program (YPP) is a partnership between Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB) that provides opportunities for young graduates to gain valuable work experience and eases the transition between school and the workforce.

YPP is an internship program that enables young graduates seeking tangible work experience and are passionate about generating innovative solutions while working in a highly conducive working environment. This contributes significantly to improving employ-ability skills whilst at the same time helping address the human resource constraints.

Please get in touch with the BRD-HR department (via for available opportunities in the Young Professionals Program.

    BRD’s careers list of all the advertised positions and their current status:

Risk Management Expert Re-Advertised
Officer – Corporate Governance Affairs Assessment Level
AFIRR – Project Coordinator (1) Shortlisting Level
AFIRR – Investment Officer (2) Shortlisting Level
AFIRR – Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (1) Shortlisting Level
Manager – Recovery Shortlisting Level
Officer – Compliance Shortlisting Level
Senior Financial Advisor – REF Assessment Level
Subsidy Claims and Verification Coordinator – REF Assessment Level
Technology Officer – REF Assessment Level
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer -REF Assessment Level
Investment Officers (REF) Assessment Level
Manager – Agriculture Portfolio Ongoing
Officer – Performance Management On-hold
Business Liaison Administrator On-hold
Chief Risk Officer On-hold
Senior Manager Investment Closed
Senior Housing Finance Advisor Closed
Manager – PR, Marketing and Communications Closed
Civil Engineer – RHFP Closed
Head of Business Development Closed
Manager – Collateral Management Closed
Financial Institutions (FI) Relations Officer Closed
Research Officer Closed
Credit Risk (2) Closed
Student Loan Recovery Strategy Closed
IT Software Developers Closed
IT Business Analyst Closed
Manager – IT Operations Closed
Manager – Energy Portfolio Closed
Manager – Housing & Infrastructure Portfolio Closed
Procurement & Corporate Services Officer Closed
HR Manager Closed
Investment Officers Closed
RHFP Coordinator Closed
Environmental and Social Safeguards Specialist Closed

Email-only for inquiries (not application):