Vodacom – Principal Officer-Aml Monitoring.

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Role Purpose

The Principal Officer – AML Monitoring role based within Risk and Compliance.

To support the Senior Manager Money Laundering and provide leadership in MPESA Africa anti money laundering (AML) and counter terrorist financing (CTF) monitoring and prevention processes, systems and platforms. Ensure the implementation and effective operation of AML and CFT platforms across all MPESA markets. Ensure effective and appropriate training of all users of AML and CFT platforms. Ensuring that M-PESA and any other qualifying service offered by the organization is/are compliant with provisions of all relevant anti money laundering and counter financing of terrorism regulation across all M-Pesa markets.

Your Responsibilities Will Include

  • Develop and maintain an effective monitoring and analytical function in regards to financial transactions across the M-Pesa Money transfer service
  • To implement a comprehensive review process of sample transactions or activities in the relevant M-Pesa Systems to identify suspicious transactions and activity systems
  • Create and supervise the creation of management and regulatory reports highlighting suspicious transactions and activity identified from the review of sample transactions
  • Implement and effectively operate AML and CFT platforms across the various M-Pesa markets.
  • Ensure effective training of all AML and CFT platform users and all other appropriate users
  • Carryout AML and CFT risk assessments across M-Pesa Africa activities, products and services
  • Drive Strategic research as required in relation to high value/threat of AML fraud, risk and security issues.
  • Follow-up of implementation of recommendations made by the annual Vodafone AML audit team or any other regulatory audit
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of current AML regulations, legislation requirements, as well as future developments within the AML scope
  • Maintain strong working relationships with internal stakeholders e.g. M-PESA department, Legal, Fraud, Call Centre and relevant departments to ensure that compliance issues are regularly discussed with relevant stakeholders.

The Ideal Candidate For This Role Will Have

  • Martric
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Business related field or computer science/ Information Technology
  • AML Qualification
  • Experience in implementation of AML platforms
  • Experience in managing fraud management systems will be an added advantage
  • At least 4 years proven experience in AML in a large financial institution or mobile money environment.
  • Consciously takes steps to make the most of every conversation/interaction
  • Identifies people’s needs, interests and motives to be able to influence the decisions they make
  • Communicates simply to excite and engage people
  • Pro-actively adapts own style and approach to build rapport, and work with others more effectively
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships and networks
  • Targets effort and resources on high-value, high impact activity
  • Focuses on achieving maximum performance and driving continuous improvement
  • Thinks about processes and problems cross-functionally and end-to-end
  • Uses knowledge of products, technology, process, systems and policy to solve problems
  • Finds creative ways to exploit opportunities and solve problems
  • Takes risks and pushes what is possible
  • Experiments with unorthodox approaches

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Closing date for Applications: 2 July 2020

The base location for this role is Kenya
The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion




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