Specialist Compliance (Re Posting)

  MTN Afghanistan
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1501
Date Posted:Mar 24, 2020
Reference:MTNA HR Aug 28, 2019
Closing Date:Apr 2, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:General
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:English

About MTN Afghanistan:


MTN Afghanistan is the subsidiary company of MTN Group operating in 22 countries with a subscriber base of over 200 Million. MTN provides GSM services in Afghanistan. We are looking for qualified and experienced candidates to fill the vacant position(s).

Job Summary:

The Compliance Specialist is accountable to lead the development, implementation, and management of the compliance program to evaluate the effectiveness of compliance controls established to comply with applicable regulatory requirements and internal policies and procedures for MTN Afghanistan.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The role will be accountable to achieve the following objectives:

-       Build and maintain a compliance universe for both regulatory obligation and policies and processes, that will be used as the base for development, enhancement, monitoring and oversight over compliance requirements in this space

-       Hold relevant business units accountable for the implementation of effective strategies to ensure compliance to all relevant laws and regulations and policies and processes

-       Stay abreast of all relevant compliance and regulatory requirements, assess the impact of these and assess whether the business is adequately informed to prepare for changes.

-       Work with the MTN Regulatory functions and provide input into Regulatory policies/regulations, legislative framework and future impact of new Regulatory policies and legislation – with a specific focus on the impact of such regulations or policies on MTN’s business

-       Monitor the effective cascading of the Compliance strategy into the Compliance Monitoring business plans to ensure vertical alignment and horizontal integration with other interfacing strategies.

-       Promote and support a risk minimizing culture in alignment with Compliance's role as the second line of defence

-       Monitor compliance to relevant laws and regulations and policies and processes, through the introduction and execution of an effective compliance program

-       Provide input into development of new MTN policies around AML, Ethics, and other compliance sub-functions

-       Implement standards for testing methodologies, techniques and procedures and conduct robust quality standard programme

-       Deliver an effective second line of defence through the operationalization of the Compliance Monitoring and Testing model across MTN

-       Monitor and report to MTN leadership on the compliance of best practice and processes

-       Maintain continuous oversight of collection and dissemination of any regulatory, Compliance Monitoring and Testing and audit issues in order to provide ongoing advice and guidance to the Head: Risk and Compliance

-       Promote and support a risk minimizing culture in alignment with Compliance's role as the second line of defence

-       Understand the impact of potential changes driven by regulators, industry, marketplace, and/or legal environment and report these back to MTN Management

-       Execute compliance audit programs to determine organisational vulnerabilities and highlight risks

-       Analyse Regulatory trends and perform risk assessments to identify areas of impact. Adapt the compliance monitoring programs and company policies and processes accordingly. Assess whether the business is informed accordingly in order to proactively prepare for changes

-       Manage the preparation and recommend the departmental budget and monitor financial performance versus the budget while ensuring all departmental activities are conducted in line with the approved guidelines

-       Evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies and procedures, and work with business units to initiate enhancements as identified

-       Act as a subject matter expert for issues related to policies and processes

-       Drive continuous improvement on standardization of processes across MTN Afghanistan along with business units leading to an improved internal control environment

-       Establish training programs on monitoring and testing requirements. Create awareness within the business on compliance monitoring and testing programs and methodologies

-       Review the quality of Compliance Monitoring and Testing programs and continuously strive to improve their maturity

-       Report on monitoring and testing results to the Head: Risk and Compliance and assist with relevant Exco and Board reporting

-       Provide input into strategies for ensuring future compliance and mitigation of risk i.e. Material legislations, fines and reporting requirements for various regulators

-       Manage the effective achievement of assigned objectives through the Head of the Compliance department by setting of individual objectives, managing performance, developing and motivating staff to maximise departmental performance

-       Act as a link between third line assurance functions such as internal audit and first line audit

-       Lead the review and discussion on proposed policy changes recommended by Exco

Key Deliverables

-       Compliance with industry regulations and legislation

-       Established and operationalise Compliance and Testing frameworks

-       Mitigation of risk through updated processes and procedures

-       Alignment of internal policies and procedures to industry regulations

Job Requirement:


-       Minimum of 4 Year tertiary degree

-       MBA or Masters advantageous

-       Relevant certification / accreditation / membership with professional body as required for role  

-       Fluent in English


-       Minimum 5 years’ compliance experience, with at least 3 years in an Enterprise Risk/Risk environment in a medium to large organisation.

-       Experience in risk assessments is mandatory.

-       Experience in working across diverse cultures and geographies (advantageous)

-       Understanding of risk environments for telco industry sector is advantageous

-       Understanding emerging markets is advantageous.

Risk/Risk environment in a medium to large organisation.

- Experience in risk assessments is mandatory.

- Experience in working across diverse cultures and geographies (advantageous)

- Understanding of risk environments for telco industry sector is advantageous

- Understanding emerging markets is advantageous.


- Strategy Formulator, Decisive Problem Solver, Innovative Value Creator

- Culture and Change Champion, Inspiring People Leader, Relationship Builder

- Results Achiever, Operationally Astute


- Local travel

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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