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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Head of Compliance Job at Opportunity Bank - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Head of Compliance 

Jobs at:
Opportunity Bank 

Deadline of this Job:
14th September 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 3rd September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


About the Company
Reports to: Executive Director
The Head of Compliance is responsible for planning, developing, Implementation and monitoring compliance risk management strategies for the bank in line with national laws, Bank of Uganda regulations! guidelines and bank's policies and procedures.

Key responsibilities
  • Develop, implement and monitor the banks compliance framework and ensure that all bank operating procedures meet the compliance requirements as defined by the regulator and bank policies/procedures.
  • Coordinate and communicate updates oi the bank’s policies and procedures to reflect changes in the regulatory requirements and bank standards.
  • Prepare and present bank-wide compliance risks management report to EXCO and Management Risk Committee indicating business enhancements! recommendations.
  • Monitor transactions for adherence to anti- money laundering laws and report all non - compliant or suspicious transactions to MRC and FIA as well as act as the bank's Anti Money Laundering Control Officer.
  • Liaise with the HR department to prepare the training outcome report on matters related to training on compliance issues and AMLICFT.
  • Champion the compliance program to guide overall institutional compliance.
  • Formulate and ensure the implementation of a Compliance Departmental work plan to guide in the operation of the Compliance Department for the Bank.
  • identify skill and competency gaps within the department and recommend appropriate training and development Train staff on matters relating to compliance covering general bank standards and regulatory requirements
Qualifications and Skills
  • Masters Degree in relevant field is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Statistics or Economics (preferably with a bias in Audit, Risk and Compliance)
  • Possession of diploma in Law or professional qualification in accounting, compliance, auditing or related fields is an added advantage.
  • 8 years‘ experience in the banking sector having covered I worked in different areas of the bank such as banking operations, Risk, Audit, Finance, Legal, Credit, IT, etc, with at least 4 years‘ experience in Risk, Audit and or Compliance at supervisory or managerial level in a Commercial Bank.
  • Experience in Anti money Laundering activities will be an added advantage.
  • Skills in strategic management, Planning and organisation, Resilience and ability to comprehend complex compliance issues.
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Job application procedure
Interested candidates should send their signed application letters together with their curriculum vitae not later than 17 September 2018 to: The Human Resource Manager, Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited, Plot 1259, Old Kira road, P.O. Box 33513, Kampala.