Chief Credit Officer 🇱🇨

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1st National Bank, the nation’s preferred  Bank, is in the process of strengthening its Assessment Team. For this purpose, 1st National Bank is seeking a dynamic candidate to fill the position of:


Job Summary:

The Chief Credit Officer is responsible for the Bank’s credit and investment risk functions and assessment of all credit and investment facilities.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assessment of credit and investment submissions.
  • Ensure credit turnaround time for lending proposals is in accordance with credit assessment framework guidelines and established service level agreements.
  • Review of processes and opportunities for improvement; portfolio reviews for potential acquisitions
  • Provide timely and accurate reports on Credit Assessment activities to Finance Manager, Managing Director and Board.
  • Credit Risk Review – follow up on actions from credit risk reviews; assist with reporting obligations and provide support in managing the Bank’s Credit Risk portfolio.
  • Ensure awareness of current bank activities; develop/maintain working knowledge of economic and industry factors that influence credit decisions.
  • Risk and Compliance – comply with the Bank’s risk and compliance requirements as per Credit policies and procedures.
  • Policy – contribute to development,
  • Ensure that collection targets are met as per the collection strategy
  • Ensure compliance with ECCB prudential regulations
  • Ensure effective Loan delinquency management
  • Ensure service standards, policies, and procedures with regards to Security items are adhered to.
  • Provide advice on Bank’s pledged Security matters
  • Ensure legal documents accepted on behalf of the Bank have been reviewed for accuracy
  • Provide support regarding training and development of staff
  • Strong leadership qualities as role model to support staff.


  • MSc in Business Management, Banking or Finance or other professional qualification in        Accounting/Finance.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the Banking industry with at least 5 years management experience in a Lending environment.
  • Familiarity with Project Finance, Corporate Lending, Investments and lending to financial institutions

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of Bank’s strategy, policies and procedures
  • Credit Knowledge
  • Team Orientation
  • Disciplined.
  • Attention to Details
  • Strong financial analysis , underwriting, risk assessment and mitigation.
  • Ability to make difficult decisions.
  • Collateral Valuation Assessment skills
  • Problem loans resolution
  • Possess capacity to communicate efficiently, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively lead and coach persons
  • Effective communicator
  • Multitasker
  • Strong Initiative.
  • .Commitment to results
  • Commitment to results
  • Growth mindset
  • High Integrity
  • Ability to coach and train others effectively.

Persons interested in this exciting opportunity should apply to:

The Human Resource Manager

1st National Bank St. Lucia Limited, P. O. Box 168, Castries

Email address: 


Deadline: August 30th, 2022 |   Only suitable applicants will be acknowledged



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