Local Compliance Officer | RW

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Local Compliance Officer | RW Africa
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IT, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Goods LCO21 –  RW


LCO | Local Compliance Officer

• Deploying an effective compliance program in the local operation
• Aligning the Global compliance strategy with the local operation and the geographic region and is responsible for the operational management of the compliance framework in the local operation
• In charge of the AML – anti-money laundering in the local context and work closely with the Regional and Global subject matter experts
•Report to the Regional Compliance Officer with a local span of control and accountability for day to day operation of the Corporate Compliance Program
•Operational responsibility for planning and execution of local activities in the AML and compliance areas
•Lead operational business initiatives/projects from a compliance perspective at the direction of the Global Director of Compliance or Regional Compliance Officer
•Provide advice and guidance to local management on how to avoid or manage situations of risk, especially for third party interactions (suppliers, agents, government officials)
•Coordinate and monitor, as necessary, compliance activities of other departments through the Local Compliance Committee and oversee the same for other local Governance, Risk and/or Compliance Committees
•Responsible for effective monitoring of the performance of the Compliance Program in the local operations, taking appropriate steps to recommend improvements to its effectiveness
•Report results of the compliance/ethics efforts of the company to the GM, the Local and Regional Compliance Committees and the Regional Compliance Officer
•Review the local operations’ planned activities and transactions to ensure that business is being conducted in an ethical and legal manner and that policies and procedures are followed to reduce the risks of non-compliance with laws and regulations
•Responsible for the effective implementation and execution of the Compliance Due Diligence Process for screening of suppliers, M&A partners, agents and other third party representatives as per global guidelines
•At the direction of Regional Compliance Officer maintain an effective compliance communication program for the local organization including planning for company-wide compliance training and communication
•Develop a specific compliance risk register for the local operation in coordination with the Regional Compliance Officer and the GM. Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk across all company activities and develop/implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues
•Track compliance KPIs on local efficiency and effectiveness of the Corporate Compliance Program. Report on performance to the Regional Compliance Officer for publication in the Company Annual Report
•Work in a collaborative manner to ensure alignment between the Compliance Function and the business units in the local operation, and internalization of compliance objectives throughout the organization

Required Qualifications:

•Demonstrated success and on-the-ground experience as a senior Compliance Professional with close working experience with the Senior Management teams
•Proven experience of reviewing and assessing an international compliance framework
•Experience of leading teams of external and internal experts and specialists, managers and others either as a line manager or PM
•Ability to articulate and implement understandable, layperson-friendly recommendations for the development and enhancement of the compliance function and framework
•A demonstrable knowledge of operational, financial, quality assurance, human resources, legal and statutory procedures and regulations
•Ability to develop relationships at all levels to provide confidence in the quality and effectiveness of services provided by the compliance team and to ensure that relevant advice is sought proactively at all appropriate stages
•Strong interpersonal skills, with the intuitive ability to work effectively with various personality types
•Self-motivated, team oriented, innovative strategic thinker with a passion for driving results, and a strong sense of personal accountability
•Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively, and work as a team with various stakeholders

•Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing etc…. MBA – a plus
•3+ years of proven experience of compliance in an international company with local presence in emerging markets
•A substantial experience gained in a corporate and professional environment with a demonstrable track record of leading local and regional compliance projects and successfully advising on anti-bribery and corruption issues and related matters at the senior levels.
•AML knowledge – a plus
•Direct experience of working in lesser developed regions and first-hand experience and awareness of the cultural and geopolitical nuances in the Emerging Markets
•Proven track record of implementing a global compliance framework in local operations and maintaining a pragmatic and commercially minded compliance program in emerging markets.
•Up-to-date knowledge of current and emerging legislation, standards and regulations as well as compliance monitoring techniques, including UK Bribery Act, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, AML regulations and other international and local laws
•Demonstrated leadership capabilities – thinking strategically, influencing skills, functional and business management
•Risk Management Methodology
•Good English and French


Attractive basic salary
Bonuses, Benefits
Expat, Relocation package

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