Associate, Audit & Risk Management

Babban Gona

Babban Gona

Kaduna, Nigeria
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2023

Job Description

We are seeking a detail-oriented and analytical Associate, Risk Management to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the risk management function and ensuring that our company operates within acceptable risk levels. The Associate, Risk Management will collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify, assess, and mitigate potential risks that may impact the organization's operations and strategic goals.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of risk management strategies, policies, and procedures to identify, assess, and mitigate risks across the organization.

  • Conduct risk assessments and evaluations to identify potential operational, financial, legal, and strategic risks. Provide recommendations on risk mitigation measures.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to establish risk management frameworks, including the development of risk registers, risk appetite statements, and key risk indicators (KRIs).

  • Monitor and analyse key risk indicators and report on risk trends to senior management, highlighting potential areas of concern and recommending appropriate actions.

  • Support the implementation of risk mitigation plans, including the identification and monitoring of controls and key performance indicators (KPIs).

  • Conduct internal audits and reviews to ensure compliance with company policies, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.

  • Assist in the development and delivery of risk management training and awareness programs to enhance risk awareness and promote a risk-aware culture within the organization.

  • Collaborate with external stakeholders, such as insurance providers and regulatory agencies, to manage insurance coverage and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Stay informed about industry trends, emerging risks, and best practices in risk management, and make recommendations for continuous improvement.

  • Support the investigation of incidents and near-misses, identify causes, and recommend corrective actions to prevent future occurrences.

  • Identify and reduce all business and financial risks through effective implementation and monitoring of controls.

  • Conduct ad hoc investigations into identified or reported risks.

  • Oversee risk-based audits covering operational and financial processes.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, risk management, or a related field. Relevant certifications (e.g., Certified Risk Manager) are a plus.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in risk management, preferably in the agricultural or technology industry.

  • Strong understanding of audit & risk management principles, methodologies, and frameworks.

  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and compliance standards relevant to the agritech industry.

  • Experience in conducting risk assessments, developing risk registers, and implementing risk mitigation strategies.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and assess risks and develop appropriate risk responses.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross effectively-functional teams and communicate risk-related information to stakeholders at all levels.

  • Proficiency in using risk management tools and software applications.

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • High level of integrity and ethical conduct, with a commitment to maintaining confidentiality and professionalism.

  • Residency in Kaduna, Kano or Abuja is preferred.

Start Up Environment

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

Unlocking Potential of Team Members

  • Extensive experience and passion for coaching mentoring a team.