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Techsavanna Senior Specialist – Compliance Job

Senior Specialist – Compliance Job,

Brief Description 

Location: Nairobi

Department: Compliance 

Company: Techsavanna company LTD. 


Reporting to Senior Manager Compliance & Controls (MPA), as the Senior Specialist – Compliance, you will be responsible for: 

  • Ensure that compliance is embedded within the MPA product implementation framework.
  •  Conducting proper due diligence on Payment Service Providers and International Money Transfer  partners 
  • Audit and monitoring plan for merchants onboarded under the PSPs on the OPEN API platform. 
  • Respond to due diligence enquiries received from business units, partners, regulators or investigators 
  • Conduct regular AML awareness sessions for staff 
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of current AML regulations, legislation requirements, as well as future  developments within the AML scope. This should drive the change to existing procedures. 
  •  Conduct on-boarding and on-going risk assessments for customers and partners
  • Continuous monitoring and refresh due diligence requirements  
  • Perform regular risk & compliance risks reviews arising from M-PESA Africa activities. 
  • Implementation of the Compliance Policies and Procedures 
  • Carry out monitoring and assurance activities on compliance programs on a regular basis.
  • Report on the state of M-PESA Africa compliance with the control management and other policies and regulations governing the organization on a quarterly basis. 
  • Support to Co-ordinate with all business units to ensure a controls and compliance culture is inculcated throughout the organization. 
  • Coordinate compliance awareness trainings across the organization. 
  • Driving behavioral change by inculcating a culture of compliance within the organization through engaging and influencing stakeholders. 


Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Business, Law, Engineering or ICT 

Professional certification in risk management and information systems e.g. ACAMS, CISA or CPA (K) or equivalent.

Strong background in auditing, accounting or the legal field. 

At least 4 years of proven experience in risk analysis in a telecommunications environment

Good knowledge of Agile ways of working will be an advantage 

Results-oriented and work with minimum supervision 

Good knowledge of mobile network operator’s business model 

Effective communicator orally and in writing 

Team player who works effectively with others to identify and resolve issues 

Customer focused 

Key Roles: 

Impact on the business 

Coordinate Project delivery and assessment of the project risks across all MPA relevant  business areas and processes 

Support AML and partner risk assessments to ensure compliance with regulations on data  privacy and the M-PESA Africa AML & Compliance policies 

Ensure that AML procedures and processes are in line with current regulations and legislation  requirements by carrying out bi-annual reviews 

Ensure AML controls are in place & operational to identify and report on suspicious activity Perform quarterly reviews of all due diligence and AML training controls to assess effectiveness. Where  deficiencies are noted, recommend changes and follow up the implementation within the agreed  timelines 

Come up with awareness material & implementation strategy for both staff and agents to ensure that  AML requirements are well communicated and understood 

Design effectively and efficiently implement Compliance policies and requirements across  M-PESA Africa environments 

Coordinate tracking of all internal and external open audit issues on the business control  environment and ensure all audit findings are closed within agreed timelines 

Support risk assessments across the business and producing quarterly reports input into the  (risk management committee reports and audit committee reports) and to management as  and when requested 

Support data privacy risk assessments to ensure compliance with regulations on data privacy  and the M-PESA Africa data privacy policy 

Customers, supplier,s and third parties 

Ensure compliance with Legal, Regulatory and key stakeholders’ requirements across the  domains for all commercial and business projects 

Ensure compliance is embedded in agile product development 

Responsible for validation, timely completion and accuracy of new product checklists and  data privacy checklist 

Ensure proper implementation, projects and change management processes compliance  through participation at the Gate review meetings.  

Leadership, Planning, and Human Resource Management 

Skills development within the Compliance department 

Awareness to organisational staff on risks, and code of conduct 

Performance Management of the Compliance team 

Provide input to Compliance Policies and requirements on products developments

Provide regular and accurate management reporting on Projects and Strategy

Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders to disseminate information and drive mitigating actions.

Innovation and change 

Drive continuous improvement through simplification and automation of key compliance processes like partner onboarding. 


Work closely with the projects management team to ensure compliance with regulations on  developed products and maintained throughout the development life cycle 

Make recommendations for control Improvement Plans for the business and ensure actions  are followed through to completion in a timely manner 

Provide SME input to Compliance Policy requirements and procedures 

How to Apply

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role, clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below. [email protected]

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