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Regulatory & Compliance Manager Job in Kenya

Our client, an ambitious and rapidly growing Group of Companies in the ICT sector in Kenya with business interests in the region, is seeking to recruit qualified and results - driven legal professionals.

One to manage regulatory, compliance and legal affairs function and the other to handle among others legal contracts and intellectual property rights issues.

Regulatory & Compliance Manager

Ref No. RCM/0713A

The Regulatory & Compliance Manager will report to the Group Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs.

This function will identify, meet, and incorporate changes in the business and in customers, and continue to identify conflicts of interest and be responsive to changes in the statutory and regulatory regime.

The role of the Regulatory & Compliance Manager will involve, but is not limited to the following:

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop written compliance plans and procedures for the Group
  • Identify, register and protect the IP within the group
  • Market and lobby the needs of the organization to government and ensure that legislation and regulation, particularly new legislation, is positive for our lines of business.
  • Conduct internal reviews to oversee and ensure compliance with third party covenants and contractual obligations.
  • Conduct periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.
  • Assess products compliance or operational risks and develop risk management strategies.
  • Conduct annual self – environmental health and safety audits to ensure adherence to legal standards, compliance with the Company’s EHS policies, identify and come up with corrective measures for any non compliance issues.
  • File appropriate compliance reports with regulatory agencies in liaison with external firms where applicable. Monitor and report on compliance matters – CCK, NEMA, NCC, KRA , Registrar of companies and other regulatory bodies
  • Maintain documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints received or investigation outcomes
  • Consult with advocates as necessary to address difficult legal compliance issue Discuss emerging compliance issues with management or employees.
  • Collaborate with human resources departments to ensure the implementation of consistent disciplinary action strategies in cases of compliance standard violations.
  • Advise internal management or business partners on the implementation or operation of compliance programs.
  • Review communications such as sales advertising to ensure there are no violations of standards or regulations.
  • Provide employee training on compliance related topics, policies, or procedures.
  • Prepare management reports regarding compliance operations and progress.
  • Oversee internal reporting systems such as corporate compliance
  • Keep informed regarding pending industry changes, trends, laws and best practices and assess the potential impact of these changes on organizational processes.
  • Design or implement improvements in communication, monitoring, or enforcement of compliance standards.
  • Verify that all regulatory policies and procedures have been documented, implemented, and communicated.

Required Qualifications
  • LLB Degree
  • Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPSK) will be an added advantage,
  • Should be an Advocate of the high Court of Kenya
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience preferably in Telecomms/media
  • Good interpersonal and negotiations skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Managerial and leadership skills

A competitive package will be negotiated with the right candidate.

Interested qualified candidates should send their applications and CVs by email quoting the reference number to: to reach us by Monday 12th August 2013.

Please indicate your current remuneration package as a guide to the “fit” in any of these roles, among other aspects that we will be evaluating.

Our Client is an equal opportunity employer.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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