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  • Posted: Sep 13, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Black Pen Recruitment is South Africa’s #1 recruitment consulting firm specialised in BPO services, foreign language recruitment and staffing solutions and immigration services. With our outstanding experience in the BPO industry and our own in-house immigration division, we will find the right candidates for foreign language specialist positions as well as immigration solutions for foreign employees.
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    Fraud, Risk and Compliance Manager (FinTech / Startup)

    Job Description

    • Are you experienced in Risk and Compliance? Are you looking for a remote job? Do you want to be a part of an up and coming startup?
    • Then we have the opportunity for you!
    • As Fraud, Risk and Compliance Manager, you will work closely with the Head of Risk and Compliance.
    • You will build, roll-out, and enhance our client’s evolving enterprise risk management framework.
    • Our client offers shares as part of their benefits package. They want all employees to enjoy the success of their organisation.


    • Supporting the Head of Compliance in the development and implementation of a Risk  and Compliance framework for the company across all jurisdictions of our operations.
    • Advising the business on the management and investigation of Risk and Compliance  issues including KYC, AML, CFT and fraud risk.  
    • Engaging regulators and commercial counterparties on Risk and Compliance issues in  line with our internal policies and directives.  
    • Managing and coordinating the risk and compliance team across all locations by  determining hiring needs and accountabilities; supporting recruitment, selection,  orientation, training, and internal communication protocols within the risk unit; and  communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedures.  
    • Working with the Head of Compliance and the Compliance team to ensure fiscal,  regulatory, and legal compliance of our products with international best practices
    • Collaborating with the finance team to ensure all relevant legal and regulatory  documents are filed and monitor compliance with financial laws and regulations
    • Supporting the team on any related tasks in support of the delivery of our growth  strategy and carrying out other relevant tasks relevant to the development and maturation of our Risk and Compliance function in the context of our overall growth strategy
    • Learning about new developments in the sector; staying up to date  with current best practices 
    • Contributing to and fostering an open environment for communication and collaboration  within the risk team and between the risk team and other units 
    • Helping to make a place where everyone feels welcome to lead, learn, and thrive  together 

    The ideal candidate is someone who has:

    • Education: we do not mind what or where your educational background is, provided  that you have the requisite career experience and skills. 
    • Minimum of 5 years' experience working in risk and compliance, within  the African fintech, financial services and/or payment services sector. 
    • Strong experience and networks in Nigeria and/or Kenya are a plus. 
    • Experience helping to  build and operationalize a risk and compliance framework from the ground up. In depth experience in relevant risk and compliance fields including financial crime  (AML, CFT, KYC) and data protection, with experience or exposure to client  onboarding and screening; transactions monitoring; and ongoing due diligence. 
    • Strong planning, implementation, and communication skills
    • High degree of attention to detail, professionalism, and thoroughness.
    • Excel at both long-term macro planning and sudden risk crisis management 
    • You have a growth mindset 
    • Flexibility, agility, grit,  discipline, accountability, reliability, and ownership over your work. 
    • You maintain  enthusiasm and resolve in the face of the type of challenges, surprises, and  adversity that come with scaling a fintech business across Africa.
    • Relevant risk, compliance, or financial crime certifications are a plus
    • Fluency in English required.

    Method of Application

    Note: If this sounds like the perfect job opportunity then apply today!

    Interested and qualified? Go to Black Pen Recruitment on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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