Head Compliance Job at EcoBank


Head Compliance Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2023 - 2024

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: May 02 2024

Hiring Organization: EcoBank

Job Details:

• Provide advice on laws, regulations to the bank and ensure its compliance with the related requirements
• Prevent unethical, illegal or improper conduct in the Bank.
• Ensure that staff, management and board of directors comply with the rules and regulations
• Be part of the Bank Management Committee
• Adhere to the Compliance Charter.
• Implement the Group Compliance Manual and adapt it to local risks and legal and regulatory requirements.
• Ensure that Compliance Manual is available to all Staff and its requirements implemented in operational procedures
• Implement the Group Compliance Monitoring Plan (CMP) and adapt it to local risks and legal and regulatory requirements.
• Perform reviews planned by the CMP and perform planned reviews. Report finding to Management and Group Compliance.
• Liaise with Group Internal Audit, Internal Audit and Internal Control en ensure that their recommendations are implemented.
• Monitor evolution of the legal and regulatory framework and make impact analysis for the business. Ensure that, further to news changes, policies and operational procedures are updated accordingly.
• Communicate changes which may help to improve or comply with laws and regulations, best practices recommendations and internal policies pertinent to team members and impacted persons.
• Ensure and review implementation of requirements related to new law or regulations.
• Advice business on specific compliance matters.
• Monitor and advise on all marketing documents and communication.
• Report potential issues, new business and publications on a monthly basis to Management and Group Compliance.
• Ensure liaison with local regulators, Group Internal Audit (GIA), Group Risk, Group Internal Control, Group Legal, External Auditors and Lawyers.
• Prepare Compliance reports to Senior Management and the Board.
• Responsible for the monthly compliance reporting to Group Compliance
• Ensure that Compliance reporting to regulators, counterparties or partners are sent at due time with the required information and quality.
• Become a stakeholder in key projects and development initiated by the bank.
• Ensure that compliance issues identified are tackled with the adequate measures.
• Liaise with Group Compliance in order to advice the bank on compliance best practices
• Ensure that SIRON (AML, Embargo, PEP) controls are performed and issues tackled with adequate measures.
• Ensure Compliance with Data Protection rules
• Act as the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) for the bank
• Responsible for all AML/CFT cases and ensure that they are properly handled.
• Organise in-house AML/CFT trainings to staff
• Follow up of the implementation of GIA and Internal Control, External auditors and Regulators recommendations.
• Responsible for the identification of Correspondent banks
• Ensure that KYC documents provided by clients are complete and regularly updated where required
• Participate actively in industry working groups and represent Ecobank view and interests
• Review AML/CFT related wording in agreements
• Plans, organizes, and controls the Bank's day-to-day administrative, lending and operational compliance activities
• Interact with people from other departments and communicate with them the issues related to compliance.
• Update the standards of conduct and develop periodical reviews to ensure continuing currency.
• Initiates, investigate procedures in case, there is a violation of procedures, policies, rules or regulations.
• Guides the members of the compliance committee on how to avoid risks in future.
• Monitor activities of all affiliates of Ecobank in order to identify different trends.
• Provides reviews and carries out evaluation of compliance activities in the company to ensure that all the activities are running smoothly.
• Conducts staff training related to new hires, compliance, customer service, main frame and software computer programs.
• Advises the compliance officers of emerging compliance issues and consults and guides them in the establishment of controls to mitigate risks.
• Monitors the compliance efforts of the Bank and presents reports based on study.
• Guides and provides suggestions on compliance-related matters to the senior management team and Board
• Recommend changes in bank policy to meet compliance regulations
• Provide bank management with regular reports on the institution’s compliance

The position requires
• Ability to communicate to senior management.
• Ability to understand the Ecobank strategy.
• Ability to communicate with local regulators.
• Sense of detail and capacity to identity business related risks and internal control weaknesses.
• Willingness to learn, understand and monitor the legal and regulatory requirements.
• Willingness to undertake both formal and informal training as and when necessary to increase his knowledge and develop his abilities.
• Willingness to educate and train staff
• Focusing on client
• Demonstrate integrity and accountability
• Delivering results

• Three to five years experience in financial services or banking.
• background in legal, accounting or audit
• In-depth knowledge of local/regional financial regulatory requirements.
• Ability to manage changes
• Ability to understand, interpret and adapt legal and regulatory requirements to the business
• Must be able to respond to inquiries from regulatory agencies, courts, and external consultants

• Master's or bachelor degree in finance, accounting, business management, legal or another related field.
• Ideally holds professional qualification e.g. CIA, ACA, ACAMS (USA).

Personal Attributes
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills are a must as it is necessary to relay alternative solutions regarding compliance issues to the Management and other staff members.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills.
• Capacity to add efficiencies to the organisation.
• Ability to communicate effectively on technical and other related issues.
• Result oriented and self – starting attitude.
• Ability to use basic computer software.
• Strong communication skills to motivate and develop other teams, conduct full time formal training, influence at senior levels, provide professional counseling, manage sensitive internal and external information and relationships.
• Ability to work under pressure in a competitive environment
• Ability to adapt quickly to changing environment

Application procedure

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Date Posted: 2023-04-26




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