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3 Inspection and Compliance Officer Job Placements - Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA)

Organisation: Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Inspection & Compliance

About US:
The establishment of a Financial Intelligence Authority and a Financial Intelligence Authority Board Under the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2013 is for the prohibition and prevention of money laundering, in order to combat money laundering activities.

Job Summary: The Inspection and Compliance Officer will be responsible for ensuring compliance of accountable persons through onsite and offsite inspections under the inspection and compliance responsibility of the Directorate.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Tasked with monitoring the enactment and amendment of laws to ensure advisory of the accountable person on their obligations which contributes to compliance.
  • Prior preparation for onsite and offsite inspections which includes liaising with the contact persons in the entities, scheduling appointments, drafting correspondences, etc. to ensure that the timelines for the inspections are met.
  • Conducting onsite and offsite inspection of accountable persons to ensure compliance with the AML/CFT regime.
  • Providing hands-on support to the compliance team during the on-site inspections of accountable persons with emphasis on demonstrating an understanding of issues that may arise, report on the assigned areas of focus and propose corrective actions to facilitate the compilation of issues for discussion at meetings with Management.
  • Conducting follow-up or verification visits to accountable persons in order to ensure Compliance with the AML/CFT regime.
  • Implementing and monitoring of any actions agreed upon as a way forward resulting from the onsite and offsite inspections of accountable persons
  • Preparing inspection reports after the onsite and offsite inspections which includes; risk profiling so as to identify areas of focus during verification and monitoring, data entry of all information received into an electronic data base, etc.
  • Review and examination of AML/CFT policies, risk assessment reports and annual compliance reports received from the accountable persons.
  • Update risk profiles of accountable persons to ensure that all identified emerging risks are documented to facilitate the planning and implementation of the annual work plan of on-site inspections of accountable persons.
  • Regularly monitoring of the UN sanctions website and updating of the UN sanction list database on designated persons and entities in accordance with the AML/CFT Regime.
  • Ensuring the monitoring, regular update and maintenance of the different registers such as; the accountable persons register, asset forfeiture register, etc.
  • Propose policies and strategies for the prevention of money laundering and/ or terrorist financing by accountable persons.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement the work of dissemination and training on the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing.
  • Comply with the Authority’s Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines of the Legal, Inspection and Compliance Directorate
  • Perform other ad-hoc assignments, as assigned by Manager-Inspection & Compliance and Senior Inspection and Compliance Officer from time to time.

Key Result Areas:
  • Participation in on site and off site inspection and compliance
  • Draft reports on areas of focus for on-site Inspections of assigned accountable persons.
  • Updated risk profiles of assigned accountable persons submitted to the immediate supervisor
  • Update and maintenance of registers of accountable persons.
  • Submission of reports on the different inspection and compliance aspects.
  • Briefs on ad- hoc assignments

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) Inspection and Compliance Officer job opportunity must hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, Law, Finance, Statistics or Economics.
  • A Master’s in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, Law, Finance, Statistics or Economics is an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience in the financial services of which (1) year is in compliance in a private or public organization.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Authority’s vision, mission and objectives;
  • Knowledge of international AML/CFT legislations and regulations including the International protocols, instruments, frameworks and systems and FATF Recommendations;
  • Knowledge of Anti Money Laundering act, 2013, Anti-Terrorism Act and respective regulations;
  • Knowledge of legal principles and practices;
  • Financial analysis and analytical skills;
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Good public speaking and interpersonal skills;
  • Computer Literate;
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively ;
  • High level of organization and self-motivation;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Time management skills;
  • Person of high integrity;
  • Good judgement and decision making skills;
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants send their applications which should  include:
  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) photocopied and submitted in triplicate (3 copies).
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and other supporting documents (3 copies)
  • Current and Expected Remuneration.
  • Contact Information of three references with emails and phone numbers.

All applications should be addressed and hand delivered to:
The Human Resource Manager
Financial Intelligence Authority
Ground Floor Rwenzori Towers (Wing B),
Plot 6 Nakasero Road.
Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 3rd May 2018 by 5:00PM

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