Head of Compliance M-Pesa at VODACOM Tanzania, August 2019

By | September 8, 2019

Job Title: Head of Compliance M-Pesa

Role purpose:
To effectively advice, guide and service the business on all matters of compliance with mobile financial services (MFS) laws, regulations, company & group policies and international best practices.
Ultimately responsible for ensuring the embedment and enforcement of an adequate and effective compliance program in M-Pesa in order to foster and adhere to sprit of compliance in business operation and customer services.

Key accountabilities;

  • Design and implement a legal and regulatory compliance programme in order to ensure mobile financial services compliance risks are appropriately addressed and managed.
  • Ensure M-Pesa has the necessary and appropriate framework and level of controls in place to safeguard against Anti Bribery/Corruption (ABC) and all transactions comply fully with Economic Sanctions and Trade Export Controls and Vodafone Group best practice standards and requirements.
  • Ensure M-Pesa has the necessary and appropriate level of controls in place to safeguard all money transfer systems, processes and procedures in order comply fully with relevant legislation in particular Anti-Money Laundering (AML) legislation as well as Vodafone Group best practice standards/ requirements.
  • Ensure that the annual Policy Compliance Review (PCR) runs smoothly within the set deadlines.
  • Carry out Due diligences for M-Pesa Agents and Customers against potential risks relating to ABC, AML, Anti-Terrorist Funding, and Economic Sanctions and Trade Export.

Must have technical/professional qualifications:

  • Legal, Business, Finance or Accounting background
  • Comprehensive understanding of the financial sector statutory, regulatory and business environment.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the financial services industry, of which 3 years in the Compliance, Financial Crime or audit function in banking, or telecommunication.
  • Exposure to monitoring / auditing principles
  • ACAMS certification will be added advantage

‘Core competencies;

  • Self-motivated, professional and able to maintain confidence when under pressure;
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Good communication skills.
  • Reliable and trustworthy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Continually seeks to improve the way things are done, proposing innovative solutions.


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