Legal & Compliance Officer (Financial Service)

Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Active

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LEGAL AND COMPANY SECRETARIAL SERVICES
LEGAL AND COMPANY SECRETARIAL SERVICES
Nairobi

Job Description

Qualifications:

  • Must have a master’s degree and a relevant bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 5 years of experience, 3 years of which have been in a similar role in a highly regulated financial service.
  • A sound understanding of Compliance programs and regulations, including Fraud Prevention, Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery, Countering of Financing of Terrorism.
  • Must be able to thrive under pressure.
  • Must be professional and a person of high integrity.
  • Must be knowledgeable on relevant legislation.
  • Excellent communication skills and engaging personality.
  • The ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships.
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for advising the Board and Senior Management on the control and measurement of risks, develop and implement best practices in the management of risks.
  • Serve on the central LRC committee and act as a liaison between that and in-country executive and senior management.
  • Rendering of strategic and operational advice on the legal impact of decisions.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with relevant Acts and circulars from external stakeholders that regulate the financial services industry.
  • Responsible specifically for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Compliance and related training for staff and the Board.
  • Responsible for the overall organizational KYC “Know Your Customer” Policy and execution across the business.
  • Preparing and drafting legal documents if necessary.
  • Acting on behalf of the Company in contentious legal matters and representing the Company in court.
  • Organizing further contact with legal practitioners to negotiate work, contracts and to gather information to assist in the preparation of case materials when needed.
  • Supporting the activities of recovery closely with the Collections Team, where necessary
  • Following up on external litigation firms where applicable.
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