Risk & Compliance Job

Senior Risk & Compliance Officer Job, Banking Jobs In Kenya 2020, 

The Role

Reporting to the Head, Risk and Compliance, the Senior Risk & Compliance O cer assists in overseeing and implementing the Bank’s Risk Management & Compliance framework


Risk Management

  • Oversees the review and implementation of the existing risk management framework;
  • Manages risk profile mapping for new products, processes, and procedures in compliance with Bank and regulatory policies;
  • Oversees develops and implements risk awareness initiatives;
  • Conducts Bank-wide risk control assessment as well as business impact analysis;
  • Oversees compilation of Regulator, Board, Group and Management reports, statistics, trend analysis on overdue recommendations and risk problems;
  • Organizes and monitors Bank-wide training on Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Risk Management;
  • Ensures implementation of audit recommendations;
  • Assists with and coordinates the development of tools to identify, assess, mitigate and monitor risk across the Bank;
  • Provides support in the implementation of the existing risk and compliance management framework and monitors risks regularly;
  • Maintenance and review of the Risk Register;
  • Regular transactional monitoring.


  • Fosters a culture of compliance in the Bank;
  • Assesses and monitors compliance with all department and Bank policies, procedures and regulations;
  • Develops and coordinates effective Anti-Money Laundering/combating Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) training program for all sta and ensures proper awareness is created on the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2009 (POCAMLA) and other regulatory provisions/ guidelines;
  • Ensures proper sanctions and Politically Exposed Person (PEP) management by the Bank; Oversees adherence to Corporate Governance and Ethics for all charters in the Bank
  • Ensures proper reporting of violations or potential violations to relevant enforcement agencies as appropriate or required;
  • Organizes and monitors Bank-wide training on Know Your Customer (KYC);
  • Policies, Procedures, and Processes review, tracking, updating, and custodianship;
  • Ensures that all mandatory reports are duly rendered by the Bank to regulatory bodies & carry out Annual Due Diligence on Corresponding Banking relationship

Qualifications & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field
  • Relevant Professional training/certifications in Risk Management & Compliance
  • Professional certification such as CPA, ACCA, CFA or CISA will be an added advantage
  • Minimum four (4) years’ experience in Compliance and Risk Management gained from the financial services industry
  • Familiarity with industry practices and professional standards
  • Knowledge of legal requirements and controls e.g. Anti-Money Laundering

Competencies & Skills

  • Critical thinker with in-depth analysis capabilities
  • Proactive and solution oriented
  • Knowledge of banking operations, products, processes and regulations
  • Excellent judgement and fact-based decision making abilities
  • Ability to maintain composure under high pressure situations and deliver results in a timely manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Extremely thorough with high attention to detail

How To Apply

To apply, kindly send your CV to   [email protected]   on or before Thursday, 23 July 2020.

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