Legal and Compliance Officer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
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Legal and Compliance Officer

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the organization’s compliance with all applicable Zambian laws, regulations, and internal policies related to financial services, anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terrorism financing (CTF), know-your-customer (KYC), and other regulatory requirements set forth by the Bank of Zambia, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other relevant authorities.
  • Conduct risk assessments and develop compliance programs, procedures, and controls to mitigate legal and regulatory risks in the Zambian context.
  • Monitor and analyze changes in Zambian laws, regulations, and industry best practices, and provide guidance to the organization on compliance matters.
  • Review and provide legal advice on contracts, agreements, and other legal documents in accordance with Zambian laws and regulations.
  • Investigate and address any potential compliance violations or breaches within the organization’s operations in Zambia.
  • Collaborate with various departments, such as operations, risk management, and information security, to ensure enterprise-wide compliance with Zambian regulations.
  • Conduct compliance training and awareness programs for employees in Zambia, tailored to the local regulatory environment.
  • Represent the organization in interactions with Zambian regulatory authorities, such as the Bank of Zambia and SEC, and external auditors.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate compliance reports and documentation as required by Zambian regulators.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or a related field from a recognized Zambian university; advanced degree preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of Zambian financial services regulations, including AML, CTF, KYC, and other relevant laws and regulations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proficiency in English and local languages as required.
  • Proven experience in a legal or compliance role within the financial services industry in Zambia or a similar regulatory environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Integrity, attention to detail, and a commitment to ethical conduct.

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