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Jun 19, 2017

SBM Bank Head of Compliance Job in Kenya

SBM Bank

Job Vacancy: Head of Compliance

SBM is a leading Financial Services Group present in Mauritius, Kenya, India, and Madagascar and with a representative office in Myanmar. With our entry to Kenya, the Group is expanding into the East African region. 

With a solid track record for over 43 years, we have been constantly building up our strength in innovation, flexibility, accessibility and reliability. These are the key attributes that have contributed to our reputation and trustworthiness.
SBM is one of the leading financial institutions in Mauritius, with total assets of USD 4.37 Billion (KES437 billion) as at December 2016. SBM Holdings Ltd is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, with a market capitalisation of USD 593 M (KES 59.3 billion) as at 31st January 2017, representing third largest listed company in Mauritius.
As a Group, human capital is at the heart of our development. In our quest to be the Employer of Choice, we are laying increasing emphasis on developing and nurturing our talent pool. SBM is a reference for creating talent for the world of tomorrow.

Open your door to success by joining us in the following challenging position:
Head of Compliance

Ref: SBMK/HC/12/2017
The successful candidate report to the Chief Risk Officer and will plan, direct and coordinate activities of the Bank to ensure overall compliance with legal, regulatory, ethical and integrity standards of the Bank.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement a risk-based compliance monitoring framework, capable of identifying, assessing and reporting all material compliance risks
  • Monitor and coordinate compliance activities of all departments within the Bank and ensure their procedures, internal systems and controls are up-to-date and properly documented
  • Maintain an updated understanding of relevant regulatory requirements by providing advice and guidance to senior managers on various current and emerging laws and regulatory requirements that impact on the banking business
  • Develop an effective compliance training program for employees to create awareness on laws, regulations and ethical standards governing the banking industry
  • On an ongoing basis, identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, and develop/implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues; and provide general guidance on dealing with similar situations in the future
  • Respond to alleged violation of rules, regulations, policies and procedures by evaluating and recommending the initiation of appropriate investigative procedures
  • Prepare standard and ad-hoc data reports to regulators and other stakeholders as may be required
  • Review compliance policies and procedures on a regular basis to ensure they comply with statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Develop and maintain effective and efficient interaction with regulators, ensuring the bank’s views are appropriately represented, and facilitate the supervisory activities of regulators
Qualifications, Experience & Skills:
  • Be a holder of a university degree in a business related field. A degree or Diploma in Law would be an added advantage
  • Have at least seven years working experience, four of which must have been in risk management, compliance, internal audit or any other related area.
  • Be conversant with banking regulatory requirements 
  • Possess excellent analytical skills
  • Have good communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
How to Apply

If you believe in taking new challenges with the right mindset and match the job profile, please send your application letter with your C.V. to:
The Manager, Human Resources,
SBM Bank (Kenya) Limited, 
Head Off ice, IPS Building,
6th Floor, Kimathi Street,
P.O. Box 34886-00160, 
Nairobi, Kenya 

or email to [email protected]

All applications should be received by latest, Friday 30th June, 2017. 

Kindly note: All applications will be dealt with in strict confidence.
The Bank reserves the right to call only the best candidates for interview and not to fill this position following this advertisement.
SBM Bank is a reference for creating talent for the world of tomorrow.
SBM Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
One step in the right direction and a giant leap for your career.

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