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Senior Associate, Risk Strategy and Business Operations



Lekki, Nigeria
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Flutterwave was founded on the principle that every African must be able to participate and thrive in the global economy. To achieve this objective, we have built a trusted payment infrastructure that allows consumers and businesses (African and International) make and receive payments in a convenient borderless manner.

The Role: Flutterwave is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our team as an Associate, Strategic Risk Project Manager. The Associate will play a critical role in supporting risk management initiatives across various projects within the organization. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in Internal Consulting, project management methodologies, risk management practices, and experience working in the fintech or financial services industry.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with project managers and cross-functional teams to develop and maintain comprehensive plans for key initiatives.
  • Monitor project progress and proactively identify emerging risks and compliance issues that may impact project timelines or objectives.
  • Assist team leaders in communicating risk management principles and guidelines to various stakeholders, promoting a culture of risk awareness.
  • Assist team leadership in developing and implementing risk mitigation strategies and action plans to minimize the impact of identified risks.
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders and external partners to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Prepare and present risk reports and dashboards to communicate key findings, trends, and recommendations to stakeholders and senior leadership.
  • Continuously evaluate and enhance risk management processes, tools, and frameworks to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with clients to understand their risk management needs and challenges, and develop tailored strategies to mitigate risks and enhance resilience.
  • Put structure in place to streamline processes and enhance organizational efficiency.
  • Serve as a strong communicator, effectively conveying complex concepts and recommendations to clients and internal stakeholders.
  • Design and implement innovative risk management frameworks, leveraging advanced analytics and financial technology solutions to drive actionable insights.
  • Provide strategic guidance and thought leadership to clients on emerging risk trends, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to streamline business processes, improve operational efficiency, and optimize resource allocation.
  • Lead client workshops, presentations, and training sessions to educate stakeholders on risk management principles and methodologies.
  • Stay abreast of industry developments, market trends, and regulatory changes impacting the financial services sector, and incorporate relevant insights into client engagements.
  • Consulting background strongly preferred, with demonstrated experience in delivering high-quality services and driving business impact.

Required competency and skillset to be a waver:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Risk Management or a related field; Master's degree or Professional Certifications are a plus.
  • Proven 4+years of experience in project management, consulting, risk management, or related roles within the fintech or financial services industry.
  • Proven experience in risk management, business operations, or consulting within the financial services industry, with a focus on financial technology solutions.
  • Strong understanding of risk management principles, methodologies, and regulatory requirements.
  • Proficiency in utilizing financial technology tools and platforms to analyze complex data sets, develop predictive models, and generate actionable insights.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to translate strategic objectives into practical solutions.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build trusted relationships with clients and internal stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, with the ability to lead cross-functional teams and drive results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Professional certifications and credentials are highly desirable.
  • Strongly preferred to have experience in risk and compliance.

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