BitPesa Nigeria Recruitment

BitPesa Nigeria job vacancies – we are recruiting for the following roles:

  1. Lead, Financial Crime and Compliance Operations,
  2. Policy & Governance Manager – Financial Crime,
  3. Compliance Analyst – Transaction Monitoring and Reporting.

BitPesa Nigeria Job Recruitment

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BitPesa Nigeria is on the look out for suitably qualified candidates for immediate employment. Below are the requirements and how to apply for BitPesa Nigeria jobs online.

Lead, Financial Crime and Compliance Operations

Job Location: Lagos
Function: Legal & Compliance

Job Summary

  • We’re looking for an experienced Financial Crime and AML expert, to bring our financial crime and AML operations up to speed. The right candidate should have a working knowledge of the cryptocurrency landscape and a passion for disruptive technology.
  • You will play a key role in shaping and delivering the company’s risk appetite, automation, operations and controls around fraud and AML. You will be working at the edge of financial services, helping to define and drive innovation at the interface between the decentralised blockchain and conventional financial services.
  • While maintaining the customer experience and interests as a core objective, you will be responsible for setting high standards of legal and regulatory compliance, across all customer onboarding, transaction monitoring and investigations activities. You will seek to advance and protect the reputation of the firm and maintain a good knowledge of latest industry developments in applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  • The role is reporting into the Chief Risk Officer, however, we’re looking for someone driven and willing to take full ownership of the task at hand. We aspire to lead the way in building a world-class compliance offering at the forefront of a technological revolution. If you think you’re up to the challenge we’d love to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will be leading the set-up of our FC/AML/KYC operation to ensure the business is compliant with current and prospective regulatory obligations.
  • Building comprehensive risk guidelines and defining our risk appetite.
  • Transaction monitoring, define scorecards for ongoing monitoring of fiat and crypto transactions. Identify and investigate potential fraud or financial crime risks
  • Fraud, Chargeback and Dispute management
  • Responsible for the setup and on-going review of SARs and SAR process.
  • Working closely with the Product Managers to build a consumer platform integrating a highly intuitive and user-friendly KYC/AML solution.
  • Monitor effectiveness of card processor fraud & AML authorisation
  • To embed a comprehensive understanding of the Financial Crime risks associated with our business.
  • Customer Due Diligence, design and enhance CDD and EDD processes to maintain high automation rates, fraud and AML scorecards for assessing and monitoring crypto portfolios
  • Create, implement and oversee policies and procedures for combating Financial Crime that are easy to understand and follow.
  • Ensure the business is compliant with relevant regulatory obligations and well positioned to deal with future changes in regulation
  • Working closely with all other departments, third parties such as our partner bank, law enforcement, other financial institutions and financial crime prevention bodies
  • Maintain a good knowledge of industry best practice across all areas of onboarding and financial crime. Thought Leadership / Best practice.
  • Building strong relationships with third parties and institutions
  • Showing though leadership and visibility in crypto compliance space, attending events and acting as an ambassador on behalf of the company.
  • Working closely with the Operations Manager to ensure all staff are up to date with any needed compliance training.
  • Updating management team through weekly report.
  • Scaling the team and operations as the business grows.

Requirements

  • 5+ experience as MLRO or equivalent in a regulated company.
  • ACAMS qualification.
  • Experience in defining and implementing effective policies and procedures from scratch.
  • Helped establish or seen a compliance function established.
  • Understands the needs and dynamics of a start-up.
  • Experience communicating with senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong ability to communicate both written and verbally.
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong knowledge of current and prospective regulation that impacts our business.
  • Understanding of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts.
  • Been through an authorization process.
  • Able to break down and articulate complex technical ideas.
  • Excellent ability managing projects and prioritizing effectively.
  • Proactive and accountable.
  • Possess acute attention to detail.
  • Passionate about disruption and changing the status quo.
  • Preference for finding automated solutions.
  • Product-minded and care about the customer journey/user experience.

Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Casual work environment
  • Great work-life balance
  • We value autonomy
  • Environmental-friendly (we try to use as less paper as possible!)
  • Opportunity for growth for all our employees …and more!

Deadline: Not Indicated.

Application Procedure:
Do you meet the criteria listed above? Apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

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Policy & Governance Manager – Financial Crime

Job Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job Summary

  • To conduct analysis of regulatory guidance, impact assess this and produce policy and procedures for BTC Africa SA that ensure the Company complies with legal and regulatory rules, guidance and industry best practice in relation to Financial crime/Money laundering
  • There is a requirement to maintain a programme of governance to ensure that these policies and procedures are being adhered to across the Partnership and third-party administrators on a continuing basis.
  • As part of senior management responsibility under Anti Money Laundering regulations, this role will provide assurance that BTC Africa SA have appropriate policy and procedures in place with appropriate governance and oversight of the Partnerships, third party administrators and wider business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop the Policy & Governance function of the BTC Africa SA Financial Crime Team.
  • Maintenance of BTC Africa SA Financial Crime Policies for; Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Funding, Fraud Prevention, Anti-bribery & Corruption.
  • Researching, impact assessing and implementing regulatory changes and industry best practice relating to financial crime and recommending appropriate actions to implement those changes.
  • Maintaining the BTC Africa SA Financial Crime Risk Framework, conducting risk assessments, drafting local procedures and building MI to evidence the mitigation of identified risks to an acceptable level or the existence of issues requiring action.
  • Undertaking of “spot checks” and ongoing oversight activity for financial crime related operational processes across the Partnership and wider Group Companies.
  • Escalation of findings of risk assessments and spot checks to appropriate management.
  • Representing the financial crime function on project work to ensure financial crime risks are understood and appropriate processes and controls are designed, implemented and maintained.

Requirements

  • Strong ability to analyse current and changing requirements of financial crime legislation.
  • Broad knowledge of IT systems, platforms and the operational processes and controls that are required to discharge the legal and regulatory obligations of the firm.
  • Good knowledge of the financial sectors and jurisdictions the company chooses to operate in and the overall responsibility of Financial Crime Policy & Governance and the wider Financial Crime Function.
  • Strong experience in policy writing and compliance monitoring/internal auditing/business quality assessing.
  • Strong good knowledge of the relevant regulatory and legal requirements around financial crime.
  • Good time management, organisation and communication skills, with an ability to multitask and work on own initiative with little supervision.
  • Achieved, studying or willing to study for International Compliance Association qualifications at Diploma level in financial crime/relevant equivalent in ACAMS.

Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Casual work environment
  • Great work-life balance
  • We value autonomy
  • Environmental-friendly (we try to use as less paper as possible!)
  • Opportunity for growth for all our employees.

Deadline: Not Indicated.

Application Procedure:
Do you meet the criteria listed above? Apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

Apply Now

Compliance Analyst – Transaction Monitoring and Reporting

Job Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Function: Legal & Compliance

Job Summary

  • The Compliance Analyst plays a crucial role by ensuring the business operates in accordance with all legal and regulatory requirements and all group standards relating to anti-money laundering, counter financing of terrorism (AML), and fraud prevention.
  • Additionally, the analyst is responsible for the investigation and identification of questionable activity and to report on such activity as warranted. The Compliance Analyst is expected to stay current with industry trends, fraud type trends, and to understand the operational impact to fraud losses and money laundering. This includes an in-depth knowledge of all regulatory changes and requirements related to the business.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Review and analyze transactional data for potential suspicious activity, including those generated from an alert detection processes, subpoenas and warrants, country/corridor reviews, foreign and domestic agent matters, consumer network cases, negative media reports, as well as other sources as applicable.
  • Work effectively with multiple complex data sources and/or technical analytical tools/resources to identify potentially unusual or suspicious activity as defined by AML/BSA regulations, and industry best practices for AML/BSA analysis. This includes (but is not limited to):
    • Identifies, researches, and reports suspicious activity.
    • Manages the investigative process from initial detection to disposition and filing.
    • Thoroughly and timely reviews reports and other investigative leads that potentially identify suspicious activity.
    • Formulates and recommends responses to potentially suspicious findings, reports such activity to the appropriate regulatory authorities, and supports MoneyGram’s forward-looking risk-mitigation response.
    • Completes all investigation outputs, which may include regulatory filing and other mitigation actions within required service level agreement (SLA) timelines.
    • Actively support managers, supervisors, and senior analysts with moderately complex AML/Fraud investigations, while coordinating with team members and other departments to determine the proper course of action in handling potentially suspicious activity as required by applicable global regulatory, law enforcement or, Financial Intelligence Units.
    • Write and file Suspicious Activity Reports and apply appropriate risk mitigation measures, while ensuring appropriate documentation of all research and analysis is conducted in accordance with applicable recordkeeping guidelines.
    • Liaise with various internal departments as necessary.
    • Work and contribute in a team-oriented and collaborative environment to improve the analytical and reporting processes.
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements
Education:

  • BA /BS in Business, Finance, Law Enforcement, Legal Studies, or a related field; may be substituted with equivalent work experience in Financial Services, Law Enforcement, Banking, or a related field.

Experience:

  • Any combination of relevant education and experience and/or related professional designations/certifications in this field is highly desirable.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in financial compliance investigations, Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud Prevention, or a related field.
  • Investigations experience in a Money Service Business preferred.
  • 1 year of experience in writing and preparing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) or similar in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements preferred.
  • CAMS of CFE certification preferred.

Essential Skills:

  • Intermediate knowledge of laws applicable to money laundering, including the BSA, USA Patriot act, US Treasury AML guidelines, OFAC requirements, and Suspicious Activity Reporting requirements, and/or global AML/CFT/Fraud laws and regulations preferred.
  • Some knowledge of domestic and international high risk countries, jurisdictions, and corridors of AML/CTF concern, preferred.
  • Demonstrate ability to work successfully in a fast pace, highly structured, deadline driven culture.
  • Excellent organization, strong time management skills, including the ability to effectively prioritize work assignments with changing priorities.
  • Must be a self-starter with strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work independently or in a team environment under minimum supervision.
  • Able to multi-task and complete projects on time.
  • Exceptional research and analytical, cross-referencing, and deductive reasoning skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills necessary to interact and communicate with various levels of internal and external clients, up to and including senior leadership & law enforcement.
  • Must be proactive in making process/procedure enhancement suggestions geared toward mitigating risk in an ever-changing regulatory environment.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a culturally diverse agent and consumer base.
  • Experience working with highly confidential information.
  • Capable of sharing knowledge, mentoring, and training other team members.
  • Have a solid business knowledge and comprehension of MoneyGram products and services globally.
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.

Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Casual work environment
  • Great work-life balance
  • We value autonomy
  • Environmental-friendly (we try to use as less paper as possible!)
  • Opportunity for growth for all our employees …and more!

Deadline: Not Indicated.

Application Procedure:
Do you meet the criteria listed above? Apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

Apply Now

About BitPesa Nigeria.

BitPesa is a pan-African platform redefining how businesses make payments to and from sub-Saharan Africa. Focused on using cutting-edge blockchain technology to increase efficiency across markets, BitPesa opens corridors for business payments and trade between Africa and the rest of the world.


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