Provide effective legal, risk and compliance management;
Assume responsibility and accountability for the provision of comprehensive and effective legal and compliance advisory services to the organisation and subsidiaries in ensuring alignment with strategic business requirement;
Act as a consultant/trusted advisor to managers and staff regarding interpretation, implementation and improvement of policies, procedures systems and reporting tools;
Provide assistance on legal & compliance issues to leadership;
Manage litigation and mitigate any exposure by and against the company by ensuring compliance to all statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to the organisation;
Negotiate, draft and/or vet all legal documents and provide advice on appropriate actions or legal opinions to minimise the risk to the company;
Analyse current risks and identify potential risks that are affecting the company;
Evaluating the company’s previous handling of risks, and comparing potential risks with criteria set out by the company such as costs and legal requirements;
Risk reporting tailored to the relevant audience. (Educating the board of directors about the most significant risks; ensuring HOD’s understand the risks that might affect their departments);
Creating business continuity plans to limit risks;
Implementing health and safety measures;
Advise, guide and coach the Health and Safety Committee;
Building risk awareness amongst staff by providing support and training within the company;
Remain abreast of changes in legislation and regulatory framework and ensure that advice is based on up to date legislation and legal framework;
Generally, assist in adherence to principles of good corporate governance.
Desired Experience & Qualification
Degree (Risk, Legal, Compliance).
Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in compliance or risk management within a Financial Services or Insurance Industry.
Knowledge of the following Acts would be very advantageous:
Financial Intelligence Centre Act
Financial Services Board Act
Short Term Insurance Act, and Medical Schemes Act
Promotion of Access to Information Act
Protection of Personal Information Act
Identifies and manages potential risks.
Consults widely, probes facts, analyses issues from multiple perspectives and identifies patterns within information.
Uses a variety of analytical techniques to identify underlying patterns.
Planning and Organising
Establishes clear objectives and priorities and aligns these with organisational strategy
Plans and schedules activities to ensure optimum use of time and resources.
Allocates realistic timescales for activities, setting achievable target dates for project stages and building in controls and milestones.
Establishes measures and criteria to monitor progress, and uses new and established processes to monitor progress of people and projects
Develops flexible plans which incorporate risk analysis outcomes and the impact of industry trends
Builds, develops and sustains relationships with key stakeholders.
Interacts with key stakeholders to understand and anticipate their needs.
Resolves problems and/or improves relationships.
Maintains good working relationships with respective teams.
Able to inform and persuade both orally and in writing.
Able to communicate effectively at all levels both internally and externally.
Structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience.
Writes clearly, succinctly and correctly.
Audits the work of others to ensure that procedures are being followed.
Sets high standards for self and others and assuming responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of tasks.
Adheres consistently to standards of excellence.
Monitors the progress of work against project milestones and/or agreed standards of work.
Seeks feedback from customers and colleagues to ensure quality and standards are being maintained.