Senior Compliance Officer Job Careers – VisionFund Uganda (VFU)

Job Title:      Senior Compliance Officer
Organisation: VisionFund
Uganda (VFU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Risk &
Compliance Manager
About US:
VisionFund Uganda (VFU) is a microfinance affiliate of World Vision
Uganda and World Vision International. Its mission is to improve the lives of
children by providing low income entrepreneurs with sustainable and integrated
financial services that unlock their potential.
Job Summary: The Senior
Compliance Officer wil primarily identify and clarify current internal and
external compliance practices and controls within VISIONFUND UGANDA, diagnose
and propose enhanced policies and procedures to ensure compliance by all staff
with all legal, regulatory, VISIONFUND UGANDA Policies, procedures and manuals,
financial and core operational system requirements.
Key Duties and
  • The
    jobholder will identify and assess the compliance risks associated with
    the current and proposed future business activities, including new
    products and new business relationships before their formal undertaking.
  • Tasked
    with the design and update an inventory (available to all staff) of
    essential laws, regulations and Bank of Uganda guidelines or any other and
    stakeholders that governs the banking business
  • Centralize
    all information on compliance related issues within VISIONFUND
    UGANDA for access by all staff. (e.g. breach of regulation, non-respect of
    procedures, conflict of interest etc.)
  • Periodically
    educate and train staff or any parties that work closely with VISIONFUND
    UGANDA in compliance as well as for orienting new staff on
    compliance requirements
  • Guide
    on compliance concerns from staff
  • Work
    closely with relevant internal and external stakeholders to resolve
    VISIONFUND UGANDA’s compliance matters
  • Carry
    out compliance checks and present reports to your immediate supervisor
  • Assess
    the appropriateness of internal policies, procedures, processes and
    guidelines in relation to the governing laws, Corporate Governance, Code
    of Ethics, professional conduct and competition) and make appropriate
    recommendations to your Supervisor.
  • Conduct
    follow-up of the resolution of any identified compliance findings,
    deficiencies, make recommendations for amendments, where necessary, and
    supervise the implementation of corrective measures to mitigate the
    identified deficiencies
  • Send
    monthly Compliance reports to your supervisor highlighting the Compliance
    status of VISIONFUND UGANDA and areas in need of improvement.
  • Follow-up
    on the resolution findings in departments and branches by Audit both
    internal and external, Risk.
  • Tasked
    with the identification, awareness and communication; ensuring that
    VISIONFUND UGANDA is aware of current and future regulatory and
    legislative developments affecting its business.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the VisionFund
    Uganda (VFU) Senior Compliance Officer job opportunity should hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree
  • Professional accounting or audit
    qualification (an added advantage)
  • Possession of a Diploma in Law (an added
  • At least four years’ experience in
    managing compliance activities in a regulated financial institution
 How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send or hand deliver
their applications, CVs, plus copies of their academic credentials and
recommendations from 2 professional referees to the address below:
The Human Resource Manager,
VisionFund Uganda Ltd (VFU)
Plot 256, Makerere Kavule,
P.O. Box 24751, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: 10th May

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