Tuesday, February 21, 2017

AB Bank Rwanda Limited,Compliance officer Jobs in Rwanda



 CLOSE: 27/02/2017
AB Bank Rwanda Limited has been operating in Rwanda since January 2014. It is a member of an international network of commercial banks providing banking services to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and private individuals in Africa, Asia and Latin America.


Since the start of operations, AB Bank Rwanda has been growing remarkably in number of clients and staff. To further facilitate the growth of our client base and branch network we are now seeking motivated professionals to join us. With this in mind, applicants will need to demonstrate willingness to:


  • find solutions for challenges in a changing market and work environment

  • contribute to the growth of the bank

  • understanding excellent customer service


We are now seeking staff for the position of Compliance officer

Job context:

The Compliance Function is a function that identifies, assesses, advises, monitors and reports on an institution’s compliance risk. It is the unit that ensures that the bank complies with applicable laws, regulations as well as internal rules and policies. The compliance function plays an essential role in helping to preserve the integrity and reputation of the bank.

Job responsibilities


  • Maintain policies and procedures for the general operation of the Compliance Program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct. Properly implement the day-to-day operation of the Program as assigned by the Head of Risk.

  • Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risks; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues.

  • Monitor the performance of the Compliance Program and relates activities on a continuing basis, taking appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness.

  • Monitor compliance activities of other departments to remain abreast of the status of all compliance activities.

  • Maintain a log of communications of received complaints relevant to compliance.

  • Conduct unannounced mock surveys, inspections, reviews, spot checks, and investigations periodically to assess staff readiness and to identify where corrective actions are needed.

  • Address alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Standards of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures.

  • Provide reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the head of Risk and senior management informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts.

  • Ensure proper reporting of violations or potential violations to the Head of Risk.

  • Work with the Human Resources Department and others as appropriate to develop an effective compliance-training program, including appropriate introductory training for new employees as well as ongoing training for all employees and managers.

  • Collaborate with other departments (e.g., Credit Department, Internal Audit, etc.) to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution. Consults with the Legal Department as needed.




Academic Qualification:


  • Bachelor degree in finance/accounting or any other related field.


Experience and other requirements:


  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a financial institution and/or auditing firms in the areas of Audit/Control/Risk and/or compliance;

  • Familiarity with BNR Regulations, and other applicable laws

  • Previous experience managing a team will be an added advantage (but not required)

  • No disciplinary records from previous employer


Desired Skills and Characteristics:


  • Excellent Communication Skills; Very good command of the English language (Note: Report writing test will be conducted).

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities; can work independently or with less supervision

  • Have a thorough understanding of banking and/ or microfinance to identify potential issues within a variety of compliance areas (Credit, Retail banking, Procurement, Finance & Accounting, IT etc.),

  • be familiar with organizational/banking policies and procedures, quality assurance, and human resource procedures and regulations,

  • have the skills and qualities which allow him/her to advise, train and raise awareness amongst company staff on the significance of business ethics and compliance,

  • Be able to remain objective and maintain independence from other departments.

  • Be detail-oriented and have experience with investigative procedures.

  • Have an excellent MS Office skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Very good presentation skills (both in Kinyarwanda and English)

  • Ability to organize work independently in an effective manner

  • Willing to travel from time to time


 Vacancy announcement dates: 17th February to 27th February 2017



Application Procedure:

Send the following documents by email to abr-recruiting@abbank.rw :


  1. CV

  1. Letter of interest

  1. Copies of academic qualifications


Please: State the position in the subject of the email.

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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