Safaricom – Product Manager – Risk Road Map.

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We are pleased to announce the vacancy for Manager – Risk Road Map – Product Manager within Compliance within M-PESA Africa. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Detailed Description

Reporting to Risk and Compliance Director, the position holder will work alongside business and compliance stakeholders to develop product strategy, roadmap and requirements for Risk and Compliance tools to support M-Pesa services on the mobile money platform and associated integrations. They will provide thought leadership and direction to deliver a compelling compliance roadmap that underpins the growth of the M-Pesa business by not only fulfilling regulatory requirements but also protecting the strong reputation that M-Pesa has in the mobile money industry! The digitisation of the compliance programme is a key strategy of the compliance teams who will be reliant on the technology delivered.

Job Responsibilities

  • Aligning with the Risk and Compliance Director, you will shape the roadmap for Risk and Compliance technology, with a focus on electronic KYC registration solutions, enhancing AML control capabilities, and exploring options for fraud platform convergence
  • Keep abreast of new developments and opportunities in the field of compliance technology and regulatory change. Plan and execute product discovery activities to identify market and technology trends, and customer challenges
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to build the product vision for M-Pesa compliance technology, champion and maintain the Product roadmap in line with business priorities
  • Be accountable for the definition and prioritization of feature backlogs to reflect business and compliance priorities
  • Prepare RFPs for vendor selection
  • Assess feasibility and ensure solutions are aligned to compliance objectives and technical needs
  • Ensure stakeholder alignment buy in and alignment to roadmap across the organisation
  • Be an active member of project work-streams, ensuring that business intent is shepherded through solution development lifecycle to deliver compliance technology change in line with vision and objectives.
  • Define measures and KPIs for to monitor Product performance and support decisions on product strategy. 


Job Requirement

  • A graduate with a degree in Business, Engineering or IT.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in product management/ project management/ project assurance in a technologically complex environment.
  • Experience of software development lifecycle is essential, in agile and waterfall methodologies
  • Certification in project management and in agile delivery methodology
  • Experience in delivery, management or operation of risk management software – AML, FMS, E-KYC will be an added advantage
  • Risk management experience will be an added advantage
  • Strong understanding of the financial services industry (e.g. banking, mobile money, retail financial services).
  • A proven track record of delivering change in a complex, high volume, regulated business environment

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Last Date to Apply: Aug 25, 2020




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