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Risk & Compliance Manager

Twiga Foods
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The Risk & Compliance Manager will establish, implement and enforce a robust company-wide risk management and compliance framework and systems (policies, processes and tools) covering risk governance,BCP, internal audit and compliance. This role will also champion a culture of compliance throughout the Company to ensure everyone complies with external regulatory requirements and internal policies and procedures.


  • Design and oversee the Company-wide risk management strategy, aligning all risk management and associated internal control activities to support achievement of business objectives.
  • Facilitate the integration of risk management policy and strategy into all department’s strategies and activities.
  • Review operational policies to ensure compliance with laws and regulations for the management and board approval.
  • Develop contingency plans to deal with emergencies( perform annual BCP/DR risk analysis, planning, testing or live execution for the business.)
  • Ensure appropriate information on risk and internal controls is provided to the stakeholders of the Company in a timely manner to minimise/eliminate the adverse effects.
  • Ensure that risk identification and assessment activities are performed across the Company on a regular basis, Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs) are reviewed and challenged where necessary and appropriate escalation procedures are in place.
  • Prepare budget to cater for audits, costs to be incurred to mitigate risks, insurances, etc
  • Identify portfolio, operational, systems, resourcing and reputation risks and provide recommendations to reduce or control identified risks.
  • Review and provide recommendations/amendments on investment prospects and other proposals presented.
  • Liaise with HR (Learning & Talent) to develop group wide staff training programs that build risk and compliance awareness.
  • Prepare quarterly reports on the risk assessment.
  • Provide leadership to the Risk and Compliance Department.
Key Deliverables
  • Risk & Compliance Strategy framework documents aligned to the Company Strategy.
  • Timely Reports
  • Status :Risk register, BCP Plan and Corrective Actions
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized institution.
  • Professional certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), (CISA) or Risk Management will be an added advantage.
  • 7+ years Experience: Risk Management in a medium to large-sized organization.
  • Strong analytical skills
Attributes & Competencies
  • Facilitating Change: Good communication skills for explaining complex concerns, policies and procedures to senior management & employees
  • Planning & Organization: Ability of execute strategy
  • Business Acumen: Deep understanding of regulations and the external working environment dynamics
  • Relationship Building: Excellent interpersonal skills and integrity
  • Passion for Results: Willingness to contribute to the development of the workplace in a constructive and genuinely enthusiastic manner
  • Demonstrated flexibility, sensitivity and resilience in high pressure and changing work environment
  • Coaching & Developing others as a team leader within the Risk & Compliance department

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: Swahili (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)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 yourselfEducation certificate - the official certificate for your highest education
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