Head of Risk and Compliance

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Head of Risk and Compliance

Africa – remote

Highly competitive salary and benefits


Our Client:

They are a full service digital only bank with a banking license. They are designed for your smartphone, free of ridiculous charges and great at helping you budget, spend smartly and save more and they are underway for insane expansion across the African continent!



  • Developing and maintaining risk management and compliance frameworks in the required geography
  • Assisting the organisation in license applications and acting as the key liaison person with regulators
  • Cultivating an empowering risk culture in the company
  • Advising the business and management team on risk and regulatory requirements
  • Regularly driving adequacy and effectiveness assessments of existing operations
  • Working with teams across the business to support the team in appreciating the principles behind key risk and compliance requirements
  • Identifying opportunities to manage risk, improve customer experience and improve operational scalability more effectively
  • Driving the risk and compliance roadmap, implementing system, product, and operational changes to support the strategic goals of the business
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of risk and compliance related activities to the leadership team, audit committee and regulators as required
  • Contributing and supporting the business to maintain a regular cadence of forums and committee meet-ups to facilitate the risk management process.


  • 5+ years of experience in banking/financial services industry including fintech
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience taking a consultative, risk-based, first principles approach to compliance
  • Knowledgeable on regulations and risk management best practice
  • Experience in license applications and engaging regulators
  • Ability to adapt and respond to a fast-paced environment
  • Self-driven, curious, and supportive
  • A combination of both Global and West and/or East Africa experience
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Familiarity with the product development process
  • Payments and banking knowledge or experience

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