Afreximbank: Manager, Regulatory Compliance & Governance – Cairo, Egypt

Northern Africa
Posted 2 years ago

Reference No. FDSBLR019

CA Global Headhunters has been retained by the Afreximbank based in Cairo, Egypt to recruit for this position. For more information on the Afreximbank please visit their website  Should you meet the minimum requirements and wish to apply for the position please apply directly to CA Global Headhunters.


Reference Number: FDSBLR019


  • Assist the Director, Governance and Compliance assist in the management of all aspects of Regulatory Compliance and Governance Programs at the Bank.
  • Policies and Guidelines:

    • Assist management in the development of policies, procedures and guidelines designed to facilitate compliance with the Bank’s Charter and other Bank prescribed internal and external regulations
    • Participate in drafting and review of Compliance and Governance policies and procedures
    • Support the documentation of controls for internal and external purposes


  • Advisory:

    • Maintain an up to date expert knowledge of regulations across the platform
    • Mentor and assist business, local compliance teams in identifying effective practices applicable to their needs while implementing new regulatory requirements, in testing for desired results, and the adoption and implementation of these practices
    • Provide regulatory and compliance advice to business and support control units on an ongoing basis and responding to queries and issues as they arise
    • Respond to queries from external parties and other Bank stakeholders on regulatory and policy aspects of the Bank
    • Support regulatory reporting activities such as the listing requirements for the Bank’s as and when required
    • Provide guidance and consultation and ensures that new projects (Product, business, IT) embed relevant regulatory requirements
    • On an ongoing basis, provide advisory on international compliance standards which may have an impact on the Bank’s operations


  • Communication and Training:

    • Support proactively communication to business units on regulatory developments and the Bank’s policy changes, through drafting communications and bulletins
    • Support the development and implementation of Governance and Compliance training programs in the Bank


  • Identification, measurement and assessment of regulatory risks:

    • Identify, document and assess regulatory risks associated with Bank’s business activities, including the development of new products and services, the proposed establishment of new types of business or customer relationships, or material changes to such relationships
    • Support the development of new products and services, as and when required, by providing advice on relevant laws and regulations and through the development of effective monitoring techniques, identifying and addressing conflicts of interest and coordinating adherence to the varying policy requirements
    • On an ongoing basis, assess the appropriateness of the Bank’s compliance procedures and guidelines, promptly follow up any identified deficiencies, and, where necessary, formulate proposals for amendments
    • Support the identification of compliance and corporate governance key risk indicators; define and maintain periodic monitoring and reporting
    • Monitoring of Sanctions and fines and ensure that mitigations actions are implemented to avoid reoccurrence


  • Monitoring and Reviews:

    • Develop and implement a monitoring process which help to ensure that regulatory reports and recommendations are handled in a timely manner
    • Conduct monitoring and review from a regulatory compliance perspective: Review of transactions and business operations for compliance with international standards which the Bank has adopted
    • Support the monitoring of business activity to facilitate ongoing compliance with organizational policies and regulatory requirements, by helping to identify at their early stages patterns of improper behavior or activities, material or systemic weaknesses, and potential product-related problems
    • Ensures that the Bank complies with frequency and quality information required in regulatory filings and reporting
    • Identify improvement opportunities to ensure compliance with country and international regulations
    • Monitor, trends and analyze audit results, ensures thorough root cause analyses and recommends process changes as identified


  • Compliance and Governance Program:

    • Support the Director Governance and Compliance in design, implementation, and oversight of the Bank’s compliance controls and monitoring programs that meet best standards practices and align with a risk- based approach
    • Research, analyze, identify, propose guidance or problem resolution, and prepare memos, presentations, and other documents on all topics impacting compliance controls and monitoring programs


  • Ethics and Business Conduct Program:

    • Support the implementation of the Bank’s ethics and business conduct program and processes, notably; conflict of interest declarations, data protection and information confidentiality, Insider trading policy declarations, oversight over implementation of Chinese Walls, etc. as and when required
    • Participate in the Bank’s complaints handling review, investigations and reporting


  • Governance and Compliance Initiatives:

    • Research, analyze, identify, propose guidance or problem resolution, and prepare memos, presentations, and other documents on all topics impacting compliance controls and monitoring programs
    • Annual Forums: Actively participate and fully support the Director Governance and Compliance in preparations and launching of all forums that are hosted by the Bank through the Compliance Department
    • Strategic Partnerships: Support all other initiatives aimed at strategic partnerships to promote Governance and Compliance and participate actively in industry working groups and represent Bank’s view and interests
    • Advocacy Initiatives: Support Advocacy initiatives on relevant compliance and governance standards which may impact on capacity for trade and economic development in Africa


  • Reporting:

    • Participate in the drafting of periodic compliance reports to management and board and other compliance reports that may be required on an ad-hoc basis


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or relevant degree in related areas such as Banking, Risk Management, legal or equivalent in addition to a post graduate degree in a related field.
  • A professional qualification will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience of minimum 8 years of the Compliance functions in a financial institution, and familiar to trade finance products.
  • Must demonstrate the ability and sound knowledge of KYC/AML requirements.
  • Ability to review customer KYC/CDD documentation, assess inherent AML risks and produce a detailed report that will be used to make a decision by the Bank.
  • Ability to interpret policy documents and provide inputs where required.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank’s other working languages (French, Portuguese, and Arabic) are an added advantage.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Ability to interact with senior officials of banks, corporate entities and governments.
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.


Contractual information:

  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Cairo, Egypt
  • Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply


Closing Date: 09th September 2022

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Fabio Da Silva Faria at

CA Global Finance will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.


Fabio Da Silva Faria

Recruitment Consultant

CA Banking, IT, Insurance, Legal & Finance



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