Vice President of Risk and Compliance

Job Summary

A Seychelles-based remote company is looking to hire a Vice President of Risk and Compliance. They designed a fast, cheap, and fun way to make transactions in Africa. From currency exchange to business accounts, their app is utilized by people across all walks of life in Africa. They have not only partnered with regular people but have also partnered with some of the biggest telecommunications and banks throughout Africa. As Vice President of Risk and Compliance, you will work closely with the Head of Risk and Compliance. You will build, roll out, and enhance our client’s evolving enterprise risk management framework.

  • Minimum Qualification: High School (S.S.C.E)
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements


The ideal candidate is someone who has:

  • Education: we do not mind what or where your educational background is, provided that you have the requisite career experience and skills. 
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working in risk and compliance, within the African fintech, financial services, and/or payment services sector. 
  • Strong experience and networks in Nigeria and/or Kenya are a plus. 
  • Experience helping to build and operationalize a risk and compliance framework from the ground up. In-depth experience in relevant risk and compliance fields including financial crime  (AML, CFT, KYC) and data protection, with experience or exposure to client onboarding and screening; transactions monitoring; and ongoing due diligence. 
  • Strong planning, implementation, and communication skills
  • A high degree of attention to detail, professionalism, and thoroughness.
  • Excel at both long-term macro planning and sudden risk crisis management 
  • You have a growth mindset 
  • Flexibility, agility, grit,  discipline, accountability, reliability, and ownership over your work. 
  • You maintain enthusiasm and resolve in the face of the type of challenges, surprises, and  adversity that come with scaling a fintech business across Africa.
  • Relevant risk, compliance, or financial crime certifications are a plus
  • Fluency in English required


  • Supporting the Head of Compliance in the development and implementation of a Risk and Compliance framework for the company across all jurisdictions of our operations.
  • Advising the business on the management and investigation of Risk and Compliance issues including KYC, AML, CFT, and fraud risk.  
  • Engaging regulators and commercial counterparties on Risk and Compliance issues in line with our internal policies and directives.  
  • Managing and coordinating the risk and compliance team across all locations by determining hiring needs and accountabilities; supporting recruitment, selection,  orientation, training, and internal communication protocols within the risk unit; and communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedures.  
  • Working with the Head of Compliance and the Compliance team to ensure fiscal,  regulatory, and legal compliance of our products with international best practices
  • Collaborating with the finance team to ensure all relevant legal and regulatory  documents are filed and monitor compliance with financial laws and regulations
  • Supporting the team on any related tasks in support of the delivery of our growth  strategy and carrying out other relevant tasks relevant to the development and maturation of our Risk and Compliance function in the context of our overall growth strategy
  • Learning about new developments in the sector; staying up to date  with current best practices 
  • Contributing to and fostering an open environment for communication and collaboration  within the risk team and between the risk team and other units 
  • Helping to make a place where everyone feels welcome to lead, learn, and thrive  together 

If this sounds like the perfect job opportunity then apply today!

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