Directly reporting into the CEO, the Chief Risk Officer will oversee that the strategic corporate risk registers and mitigating strategies are successfully managed to ensure business, corporate, legal and regulatory compliance. Oversee and monitor adherence and compliance to risk, security, ethics, fraud, standards and procedures within the NHBRC.

The Individual will primarily be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
• Develop an integrated Risk Management framework with primary purpose to help the NHBRC to mitigate risks and obtain both the positive and negative potential risks involved.
• Strategically & effectively position enterprise risk management ensuring governance, legal and regulatory compliance.
• Monitor changes within the statutory provisions and national standards to ensure strategic organisational legal and regulatory compliance.
• Direct the necessary activities to ensure compliance with corporate governance – PFMA, King III and other legislative provision.
• Assists the Council and Executives to establish and communicate NHBRC’s ERM objectives and direction.
• Implements appropriate risk reporting to the Council, ARMCO, CEO, Executive Committee, and Senior Management.
• Facilitate managers to develop reporting protocols, including quantitative and qualitative thresholds, and monitor the reporting process.
• Establish and manage enterprise-wide information Security risk management programme by instituting on-going risk assessment, strategic planning, implementation, communication, training and awareness activities in response to identified risk areas.
• Monitor, report and analyse risk, legal and compliance management processes, exposures and trends – Guide and facilitate Risk, Legal and Compliance related Committees, attendance and charter adherence.
• Monitor and analyse risk, legal and compliance trends within business environment – Monitor the resolution status and effectiveness of risk, legal and compliance actions – Independently monitor management of all risk, legal and compliance – Represent the organisation in communicating risk, legal and compliance issues to the business and stakeholders – Ensure that indicators and reports map to the NHBRC Corporate Strategy and Performance Plan – Ensure that all internal and external reporting and monitoring requirements are maintained.
• Executive oversight of Budgets and Capital Expenditures.
• Strategic Stakeholder Relationships Management.
• Encouraging and creating a risk awareness culture within NHBRC and communicating the Risk Management policy, strategy and methodology.
• Ensure compliance to Public Finance Management Act, Corporate Governance and other relevant Treasury regulations requirements; and
• Provide executive oversight of Human Capital Management for the Risk Management team.

• An appropriate Honours B degree or equivalent (NQF 7) preferably in Risk Management, Commerce, LLB, or Administration.
• Certification in Risk Management, CA, CIA will be highly advantageous.
• Minimum 5 years’ risk management, audit or compliance auditing in a larger organisation with at least 3 years’ experience in a senior management position.
• Proven leadership experience and has managed risk management teams.
• Strong exposure in investments and insurance business.
• Hands on and practical experience in applying risk management tools and techniques such as modelling, stress tests, predictive and statistical analysis.
• An up-to-date understanding of and a strong commitment to good corporate governance and other regulatory reporting requirements.
• Effective organizing and management skills.
• An understanding of the PFMA, National Treasury Regulations, Labour Relations Act.
• Understanding of Global and National Treasury Risk Management Frameworks.
• Membership to the Institute of Risk Management will be an added advantage.
• Sound understanding and working experience with Enterprise Risk Management practices and philosophy.
• Strategic planning skills that involve setting up ERM.
• Strong negotiation, project management, analytical, decision making and interpersonal skills dealing with diverse stakeholders.
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Computer literacy (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.).
• Visionary Strategic thinking and decision-making capabilities.
• Ability to influence other people.
• Driving force and enthusiasm.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Have passion for working with people and be able to work under pressure; and
• Excellent report writing skills.

The above-mentioned position will be offered on a 5-year fixed term contract with a Total Cost To Company package.

Please note the following contact details are for enquiries about JOB CONTENT ONLY and NOT for application purposes.

Ms. Bathabile Gabaza
Tel: (011) 317 0142

CLOSING DATE: 19 October 2022

Please email your CV to with “Chief Risk Officer” in the subject line. Applicants are informed that correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If notification of an interview is not received within 1 month after the closing date, candidates may regard their application as unsuccessful.

Disclaimer: The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan. The NHBRC reserves the right not to make an appointment. Candidates will be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments. In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the National Home Builders Registration Council is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups.

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