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The New Kenya Creameries Limited (KCC)

Insurance / Legal Clerk

Nairobi, Kenya

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Compliance Operations Analyst

Closing: Dec 16, 2023

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Published: Dec 8, 2023 (1 day ago)

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About Nala:

We are on a mission to increase economic opportunity on the African continent and for its diaspora around the world. By creating community-powered financial solutions, we make it easier to make day-to-day payments and do business in an increasingly global Africa.

About the role:

Your mission is to protect NALA from compliance risks. You'll carefully watch and analyze our operations, customer activity and transactions to ensure NALA and it’s customer are protected from compliance risks.


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About Nala:

We are on a mission to increase economic opportunity on the African continent and for its diaspora around the world. By creating community-powered financial solutions, we make it easier to make day-to-day payments and do business in an increasingly global Africa.

About the role:

Your mission is to protect NALA from compliance risks. You'll carefully watch and analyze our operations, customer activity and transactions to ensure NALA and it’s customer are protected from compliance risks.


  • Collaborate with the Compliance & Risk team to identify and evaluate compliance risks in our operational areas.
  • Work closely with AML (Anti-Money Laundering) enforcement agencies to address AML and financial crime matters effectively.
  • Conduct transaction monitoring and sanction filtering across the business to detect and prevent suspicious activities.
  • Monitor and report on higher-risk customer issues and transactions, including Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and Foreign Exposed Persons (FEPs).
  • Facilitate the onboarding process for individual customers and businesses.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements during customer and business onboarding, conducting thorough KYC and KYB checks to identify potential risks and suspicious activities.
  • Conducting enhanced due diligence for both consumer and business customers
  • Review KYC checks, identifying potential matches for adverse media, politically exposed persons (PEPs), sanctions, and warnings, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Document compliance operations procedures for both customer and business onboarding, ensuring processes are well-documented, organized, and accessible for reference and audits.
  • Take a proactive approach to vendor relationship management, ensuring Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are met, high-quality service is consistently provided, and core issues arising are effectively resolved.

Must have job requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a compliance analyst role, with a proven track record of identifying and managing compliance and/or financial crime risks.
  • You can demonstrate an advanced ability to conduct thorough investigations into compliance-related issues/ escalated cases, utilizing a combination of critical thinking, and industry best practices.
  • Experience with both customer (KYC) and business (KYB) onboarding
  • Experience and knowledge of sanctions and adverse media screening
  • A tech-first mindset and a strong understanding of how technology, tools, and systems can be leveraged to address compliance challenges.
  • Experience with RegTech (Regulatory Technology) software to enhance compliance operations.
  • Proficiency in AML, KYC (Know Your Customer), and transaction monitoring as central components of your daily responsibilities
  • Previous experience in the Fintech and Payments sector, demonstrating an understanding of industry-specific compliance requirements.
  • Familiarity with rule-based fraud, compliance, AML, and KYC tools to streamline compliance operations.
  • Experience with suspicious transaction reporting
  • Experience working with regulatory bodies and conducting Request for Information (RFI) reports
  • Solid analytical skills and the ability to use SQL and MS Excel to a professional level
  • Experience working in a tech startup, showcasing adaptability and an innovative mindset
  • A passion for simplifying payment processes in the African context, aligning with Nala's mission.
  • Possession of a certification as a compliance/AML professional, reflecting a commitment to industry expertise and best practices.

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