16 Jan 2020

Senior Compliance Officer at Unguka Bank PLC

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Unguka Bank Plc. (UB Plc.) wishes to recruit competent candidates for the position of Senior Compliance Officer. The position is open to All Interested Candidates/All Sources.

1.Job Details

Job Title:

Senior Compliance Officer

Reports to:

Head of Risk and Compliance



Posting date:

January 16th, 2020


January 23rd, 2020

2.Job Purpose: 

Conduct regular control at the head office and branches as directed by the Head of Risk and Compliance to ensure that all operations undertaken within the bank comply with laws and regulations, statutory policies and procedures.

3. Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required

–    Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Management, Accounts, finance or relevant professional qualifications is required

–    At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role within a multi-disciplinary environment is required;

–    Good understanding of banking regulations, practices, and procedures;

–    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

–    Good problem solving and analytical skills;

–    Good planning and organizing skills;

–    Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications;

–    Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;

–    In-depth knowledge of applicable legislation, regulations, and frameworks;

–    Knowledge of governance best practices;

–    Enterprise risk management concepts and frameworks;

–    Knowledge of research methodologies and practices;

4. Duties and responsibilities

  • Keep up to date with, and understand, relevant laws and regulations governing banks
  • Monitor compliance with laws, regulations and internal policies and procedures
  • Assess company operations to determine compliance risk
  • Advise management and the board on the company’s compliance with laws and regulations and other compliance risks through detailed reports.
  • Educate employees on not only the regulations, policies, and procedures  but also the impact on the bank if these are not complied with
  • Collaborate with other departments to create a culture of compliance
  • Ensure AML and KYC policies are in place and the bank adhered on
  • Ensure timely, efficient reporting of suspicious transactions
  • Monitor and provide advice to management to minimize risk resulting from poor internal controls
  • Ensure preparing of policies and procedures and updating, revising to reflect current practices where necessary
  • Prepare and provide awareness training on controls, policies, procedures and AML/TF
  • Monitor new legal and regulatory developments and update policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Interact with various departments within the organization to ensure consistency in policies and procedures.
  • Respond to regulatory inquiries and third party examiners.
  • Ensure all employees are educated on the latest regulations and processes.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send to [email protected] an application letter,  detailed updated Curriculum Vitae, photocopy of academic degree and Full addresses of three referees including preferably one of previous/current supervisors not later than January 23rd, 2020 at 4: 00 pm

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to pass the selection test.

Done at Kigali, January 16th, 2020


Head of Human Resources Department

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