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Compliance Officer

Lyca Mobile Uganda
Kampala, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

This role will ensure that Lyca Mobile Uganda operations and business transactions follow all relevant legal and internal rules.

The ideal candidate has a broad understanding of the latest laws, regulations and business trends. He/she is a reliable and candid professional with firm decision making skills. He/she will ensure we operate in a legal and ethical manner while meeting our business objectives. He/she has familiarity with risk management with an astute business acumen


  • Proactively audit business and technical processes, practices and documents to identify operational weaknesses
  • Develop and implement an industry standard compliance model required to operate within regulatory parameters
  • Liaise with Lycamobile senior management to ensure proper implementation of established compliance policies
  • Review internal company policies to ensure they align with regulatory policies
  • Regularly conduct assessment to identify new regulations governing compliance and good business practice
  • Monitor client financial activities on the mobile money ecosystem to ensure they comply internal and external policies
  • Collaborate with other departments such as the revenue assurance or internal audit unit to forward compliance issues for investigation
  • Initiate or recommend an investigative process in response to complaints of policy or procedural violation
  • Conduct internal audits prior to an external audit to ensure company policies and operations are up to standard
  • Monitor the operations and procedures of the different sections of LM Uganda to ensure overall compliance
  • Carry out assessments to identify areas of potential compliance risks in order to implement preventive/corrective strategies to address compliance issues
  • Provide reports on a regular basis to senior management to keep them updated on progress of compliance operations
  • Organize compliance programs to educate staff on recent and already existing compliance requirements
  • To promote ethical conduct and compliance with rules, regulations and standard processes that applicable laws and regulations
  • Create sound internal controls and monitor adherence to them
  • Evaluate business activities (e.g. investments) to assess compliance risk
  • Educate and train employees on compliance regulations and industry practices
  • Keep abreast of internal standards and business goals

Skills and Qualifications
  • BSc/BA in law, finance, business administration or a related field
  • Professional certification (e.g. Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) is a plus
  • Experience in risk management
  • Knowledge of legal requirements and controls (e.g. case law and audit)
  • Familiarity with audit industry practices and professional standards
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Integrity and professional ethics
  • Teamwork skills and attention to detail

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Mandatory attachments

Please have a scan or photo of these documents ready when you start the application:

Self-prepared CV file - the employer wants to see a CV that you have prepared yourself
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