NAFASI YA KAZI- TradeMark East Africa, Risk and Compliance Manager

Risk and Compliance Manager  

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is ail aid-for-trade organisation that was established with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through increased trade. TMEA operates on a not-for-profit basis and is funded by the development agencies of the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, and United States of America. TMEA works closely with East African Community (EAC), institutions, national governments, the private sector and civil society organisations.

TMEA, with an animal expenditure of around US$100 million, is a leading aid-for-trade facility globally. TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi with vibrant and successful operations in EAC-Arusha, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The first phase of TMEA delivered exceptional results which directly contributed to substantial gains in East Africa’s trade and regional economic integration contributing to reduced transit times, improved border efficiency, and reduced barriers to trade.

We are now in the second phase and we aim to deliver even more large-scale impact to maximise the potential benefits of aid-for-trade interventions which lead to sustainable and inclusive prosperity through job creation, poverty reduction and enhanced economic welfare.

We are looking for high calibre, results-oriented and experienced professionals to join our team in the positions below.

Risk and Compliance Manager

Application deadline: 9 August 2019

The Risk and Compliance Manager will be responsible for the implementation, execution and monitoring of the risk and compliance framework. Specific risk areas include financial, information security, regulatory compliance and operational risk. S/he will manage the systems that identify, evaluate, mitigate and monitor TMEA’s operational and strategic risk, and co-ordinate with all programmes and departments within TMEA by creating linkages between enterprise risk initiatives and risk at the country level. S/he will also oversee organisation-wide compliance with TMEA policies and regulations.

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as assurance, risk management, accounting or internal/operational auditing. A professional qualification (CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or other relevant qualification) is a requirement. Undergraduate degree holders will have at least 10 years’ of relevant working experience while postgraduate degree holders will require at least eight years’ of relevant working experience in risk and compliance. S/he will have at least three years of managing a risk related function in a corporate organisation, ideally one working in trade or development in an international context.

Application details

The detailed job profiles for these posts can be accessed on our website

These positions are available on contract to 30 June 2023 with the possibility of renewal. Please apply online through by Friday, 9 August 2019, 5.00pm Kenyan time. Attach your cover letter and detailed CV, including details of your qualifications, experience, and present position. Your application should also include a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, and names and contact details of three referees. Interviews will be conducted in September and October 2019.

Please note that we will only consider applications received on-line through the link provided above. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. We reserve the right to accept or reject any application. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Qualified women and persons living with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Diversity & Inclusion is our pulse!

TMEA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to open and transparent recruitment processes. We are committed to a culture that supports, celebrates and respects the unique and authentic self of each of our employees and partners. We believe that our work is better accomplished, success achieved and mission realised when we fully embrace the value in our differences bv establishing a workforce that reflect the communities we work with. We are therefore committed to diversity across race, ethnicity or national origins, religious and political beliefs, age, disability, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, social or economic class, marital status or educational background; so that all are free to be who they are, and freely express their views and beliefs. We do so knowing that diversity and inclusion have tangible benefits not only to our organisation, but also to the communities we work with.


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