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21 January 2021

Risk & Compliance Manager

Closing date

04.02.2021 12:00 pm

We are seeking to hire a Risk & Compliance Manager who will be responsible for ensuring effective and efficient management of FSD Africa’s risk through development and implementation of appropriate risk management frameworks (policies, procedures, tools/modes, systems and structure), to minimize losses and protect FSD Africa’s reputation.

The Risk & Compliance Manager will be housed within the Finance pillar, reporting directly to the Chief Finance Officer. S/he will lead the Risk and Compliance team; providing clarity of direction for the team and delivering a leadership style that results in staff engagement and effective performance.

S/he will:

  • Participate in the review of FSD Africa’s strategy and process to advise on aspects that will result in the implementation of a coherent strategic plan that is relevant and achievable.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the organization’s risk management processes in order to minimize business risk.
  • Oversee the execution of special investigations and projects and manage them to conclusion.
  • Ensure compliance in the organization by conducting regular assessments of compliance issues that will result in early address of the same.
  • Contribute to strategic knowledge sharing and capacity building to raise awareness and importance of risk management within the organisation.
  • Lead the risk management team in a manner that empowers them to deliver FSD Africa’s goals, as well as provide high levels of (internal & external) customer service.

This role requires an individual with a good quality degree in Commerce, Business Administration or related field from a recognized University (Master’s degree or relevant post-graduate qualifications are an advantage). S/he will have at least five (5) years of professional experience with professional qualifications in ACCA/CPA, CFA, Actuarial Science. The ideal candidate will also have an excellent grasp of ERM principle and philosophy with experience in a similar role with a reputable medium to large organization. S/he will demonstrate sound leadership skills and possess relevant knowledge of donor policies and procedures. Previous experience working in a multicultural environment with UK-funded programmes is desired.

Please download the detailed job description for more information.  Applications should be sent to and are welcome until February 4, 2021. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.