SSA Cluster Franchise Governance Officer

February 15, 2022

Job Description

Citibank Nigeria Limited (CNL)

Citibank Nigeria Limited (CNL) was incorporated in Nigeria on May 2, 1984 and the oldest international bank in the country. It provides a wide range of financial products and services to corporate and commercial customers, financial institutions and public sector organizations. It offers deposit and loan products, global transaction services, cash management, sales and trading, corporate finance and investment banking products.
The company was formerly known as Nigeria International Bank Ltd and changed its name to Citibank Nigeria in 2008. Today it employs about 300 people and operates 12 branches in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Warri, Kano, Bonny, Aba, Lanlate and Ososa. As at December 31, 2016, it had over NGN 600 billion in total assets. Citibank Nigeria is owned by Citibank Overseas Investment Corporation, a subsidiary of Citibank N.A. (USA).
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: SSA Cluster Franchise Governance Officer
Job Req ID: 21400708
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Category: Compliance and Control
Job Family: Governance
Job Description

The SSA Cluster Franchise Governance Officer is a key First Line of Defense role responsible for supporting the Cluster CAO with implementation of transformation initiatives, enhancing the risks and controls governance, franchise governance and business strategy implementation.


Participate and/or coordinate implementation of assigned initiatives within the Transformation programs


Work closely with the CAO in supporting the Cluster Head develop and implement the business strategy for the cluster
Support the CAO with strategic projects such as improving operational resilience, making risks and controls a strategic priority, growth initiatives, process re-engineering, and talent development.

Franchise Governance:

Support the Cluster CAO in performing governance oversight for country franchise and legal entity management
Ensure that Cluster governance framework (Including HMCs) complies with requirements and committees are run in accordance to applicable charters.
Review evidence of compliance & escalate instances of non-compliance.
Recommend changes, simplifications and optimization of the governance at Cluster level
Oversight BRCC governance in the cluster, lead the preparation of the cluster Significant Issues deck and highlight Cluster matters for escalation to the EM BRCC
Oversight CCC governance in the cluster and ensure the standard maintained is in line with the Citi Governance Policy requirements
Coordinate and maintain cluster inventory of charters, governance documents and reporting for the Cluster.
Scorecards – review of source data providing update and follow up on red and amber items for the Cluster
Support CAO in IFM/Franchise Management Coordination for the Cluster, if required
Oversight Board Governance in the Cluster to ensure consistent standard

Risk and Controls:

Oversight of activities related to GRC. Support to and coordinate FGO team during monitoring/testing activities, MCA, Control Performance Assessment and Quarterly and Annual Risk Assessments coordination (QRAs, ARAs)
Oversight of SSA Issue Management, coordination of Escalations for SSA cluster and support of remediation efforts in conjunction with 2nd Line of defence and other partners
Oversight of SSA Cluster Operational Risk controls, issues, remediation efforts and controls enhancements. Includes Data Governance
Oversight third party management and coordinate lessons learnt reviews at cluster level
Oversight and provide regular feedback to CAO on Compliance Risk controls, issues, remediation efforts and controls enhancements. Risk oversight, including AML, Sanctions, Conduct
Oversight of cluster operational resilience activities, including continuity of business and cyber exercise, in conjunction with responsible teams
Oversight the NPAC / PAP process, if required
Oversight and best practices implementation of country scenario plan
Oversight of ICAAP process in the cluster in conjunction with Risk and Business
Audit Management & independent review coordination in conjunction with ICRM.

People Management:

Manage assigned resources under the FGO structure within the CAO organization
Subject matter expert for the cluster on Risk, Controls and Governance


At least 15 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, preferably with experience in corporate governance, enterprise risk management, consulting, project management, compliance and/or legal
Graduate / Postgraduate degree in Business Administration, Legal and/or Finance
Up-to-date understanding of key risk management and corporate governance concepts
General understanding of financial institutions framework and applicable regulation
Knowledge of the financial services industry, including businesses, products and risk management processes. Citi-specific knowledge is a plus.

Development Value:

The position provides a very wide scope of activities and geographic coverage with frequent interaction with senior management of all product, coverage and functional lines.
In addition to this exposure, the position provides learning opportunities for leadership across a diverse set of countries with a wide range of management challenges.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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