Risk & Compliance Manager (with gaming - web/mobile based experience)

Job Summary

The Risk and Compliance Manager will also review internal processes and procedures against the relevant organizational rules, regulations, codes and internal policies and procedures.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Reporting to the CEO, the job holder will be responsible for the implementation, execution and monitoring of the risk and compliance framework. Specific risk areas include, financial and information security.

The Risk and Compliance Manager will also review internal processes and procedures against the relevant organizational rules, regulations, codes and internal policies and procedures. S/he will manage the systems that identify, evaluate, mitigate and monitor the organisation’s operational and strategic risk, and co-ordinate with all programmes and departments within the organisation by creating linkages between enterprise risk initiatives and risk. S/he will also oversee organisation-wide compliance with the organisation’s policies and regulations.


Responsibilities

  1. Draft, modify and implement company policies;
  2. Update the existing database of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); review existing SOPs and propose amendments to strengthen the current operational environment;
  3. Monitor the implementation of the risk assessment the framework through the development of a risk-based Compliance monitoring system;
  4. Monitor implementation of action plans to ensure risk mitigation efforts are proceeding as required;
  5. Develop and oversee control systems to prevent or deal with violations of legal guidelines and internal policies;
  6. Evaluate the efficiency of controls and improve them continuously;
  7. Advice and make recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer on appropriate strategies to strengthen controls and mitigate potential risks for adequate compliance to rules and regulations and good governance of the organization;
  8. Develop a strong culture of compliance awareness and ensure a consistent approach across the different units as well as disseminate information on compliance initiatives;
  9. Conduct risk assessments on the different processes, which will involve identifying, describing and profiling the risks affecting the organisation as well as evaluating the identified risks against the organisation’s risk appetite;
  10. Ensure that risk and compliance management policies and strategies comply with applicable regulations and the strategic imperatives of the organisation;
  11. Liaise with departmental/unit heads in ensuring completion and monitoring of quality risk registers; creating a viable control environment and supporting the enhancement of internal controls;
  12. Ensure that policies, procedures and standards of conduct are communicated, understood and appropriately implemented; respond to routine enquiries and provide day to day guidance to all staff on rules and internal policies, and organize training programmes for staff to enhance compliance with policies, rules and procedures;
  13. Assess the business’s future ventures to identify possible compliance risks;
  14. Keep abreast of regulatory developments within or outside of the company as well as evolving best practices in compliance control;
  15. Handle corporate governance involving external risk reporting to stakeholders;
  16. Regular reporting to the CEO/ Board on management of breaches, incidents and issues;
  17. Seek to identify, understand and escalate the risk events/incidents/ issues on a timely basis focusing on fixing root-causes and taking ownership of identified mitigating actions;
  18. Maintain zero tolerance to bribery, fraud and corruption, and ensure the immediate reporting of any corruption or suspect behaviour that threatens the organisation’s reputation;
  19. Prepare reports for senior management and external regulatory bodies as appropriate


Qualifications

  • Academic and professional qualifications
  • A university degree (Bachelors or Masters) in a relevant discipline such as assurance, risk management, accounting or internal/operational auditing. A professional qualification (CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or other relevant qualification related to risk and assurance) is a requirement.


Other requirements

  • Proven experience as compliance manager
  • In-depth knowledge of the betting and communications industries standards and regulations
  • Excellent knowledge of reporting procedures and record keeping
  • A business acumen partnered with a dedication to legality
  • Methodical and diligent with outstanding planning abilities
  • An analytical mind able to “see” the complexities of procedures and regulations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of Risk Management and Compliance practices;
  • Knowledge of Financial controls and procurement practices;
  • Sound judgement in dealing with delicate and confidential information;
  • Able to train and motivate staff in Compliance and Risk Management tasks;
  • Excellent communication skills.


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Nairobi
| Full Time |
KSh Confidential
Job Function: Consulting & Strategy
2w