Senior Officer – Compliance and Risk Job Placement – Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)

Job Title:             Senior Officer – Compliance and Risk
Organization:  Deposit
Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:      Manager/Assistant
Manager Strategy and Risk
About US:
The Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF) is a Ugandan government
agency that provides deposit insurance to depositors in Ugandan Banks, Credit
Institutions and Microfinance Deposit-taking Institutions (MDIs).
Job Summary:    The
Senior Officer – Compliance and Risk will collect and analyze data to detect
deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance
with laws, regulations, management policies, collect evidence for proceedings
and investigate legal issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Oversee the development or implementation of
compliance-related policies and procedures throughout the Fund.
Oversee internal reporting systems such as
corporate compliance hotlines and inform employees about these systems.
Report violations of compliance or regulatory
standards as appropriate or required.
Analyze new legislation to determine the impact
on risk exposure.
Researches and assesses how well compliance
management processes are working and recording the results using software such
as Microsoft Word and Excel.
Performs assessments on key business activities
and using this information to guide what should be covered in compliance
Anticipates emerging issues through research and
interviews and deciding how best to deal with them.
Examines and evaluates financial and IT systems,
recommend controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity.
Serves as a confidential point of contact for
employees to communicate with management, seek clarification on issues or
dilemmas, or report irregularities.
Establishes organizational risks, set tolerances
for those risks and manage risks within those tolerances, and leverage risk
Develops contingency plans to deal with
emergencies and Business Continuity.
Prepares and submit confidential reports of
examination and, as circumstances dictate, coordinate joint or concurrent
examination activities with external examiners.
Keeps records and ensure communication of key
compliance issues.
Identifies key risks and mitigating factors of
potential investments, such as asset types and values, legal and ownership
structures, professional reputations, customer bases, or industry segments.
Devises or recommend systems and processes to
monitor the validity of risk modelling outputs.
Maintains documentation of compliance
activities, such as complaints received or investigation outcomes.
Disseminates written policies and procedures
related to compliance activities.
Consults with corporate lawyers as necessary to
address difficult legal compliance issues.
Collaborates with Human Resources division to
ensure the implementation of consistent disciplinary action and strategies in
cases of compliance standard violations.
Aids external auditors in compliance reviews.
Designs or implement improvements in
communication, monitoring, or enforcement of compliance standards.
Performs other work-related duties as assigned,
within your scope of practice.
Key Results:
Review or modify policies or operating
guidelines to comply with changes to environmental standards or regulations.
Identification and documentation of
enterprise-wide risks and mitigating factors for the Fund.
Maintain documentation of compliance activities,
such as complaints received or investigation outcomes.
Discuss emerging compliance issues of the Fund
with management or employees.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the Deposit Protection
Fund of Uganda (DPF) Senior Officer – Compliance and Risk job placement must
hold a first-class or upper second-class bachelor’s degree in business
administration, economics, commerce or related field, from an accredited
institution, is essential.
3+ years’ experience working in a compliance and
risk management capacity in banking or financial services field is essential.
Professional certification in risk management,
Certified Public Accountant (Uganda), ACCA or relevant field is desired.
Experience in audit is desired.
Demonstrated proficiency of MS office packages
is desirable.
Technical Competencies
Broad expertise including areas such as
operational risk, credit risk, market and liquidity risk and financial
Compliance auditing and certification of
financial statements.
Auditing and fraud detection.
Assessment of internal control, risks and
governance processes.
Risks assessment and management.
Ability to competently use Microsoft Office,
including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and appropriate risk management software.
Behavioral Competencies
Accountability and Dependability: Takes personal
responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with
little oversight.
Transparency and Integrity: Earns others’ trust
and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
Team spirit and collaboration: Promotes
cooperation and commitment within the team to achieve the Fund’s organizational
goals and deliverables. Builds constructive working relationships characterized
by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect
Adaptability and Flexibility: Adapts to changing
needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
Self-Management and thoroughness: effectively
manage own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals. Ensures that work
is complete and accurate and independently follows up with others to ensure
that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
Communication: Shares and receives information
using clear oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Stress Tolerance and tact: Maintains composure
in highly stressful or adverse situations, diplomatically handles challenging
or tense interpersonal situations.
Employee Engagement and enthusiasm: Demonstrates
commitment to the job, colleagues, the Fund and its mission by acting in ways
that further the accomplishment of its goals.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 30th
January 2020 by 5:00pm
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