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Senior Africa Compliance due diligence specialist
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Senior Africa Compliance due diligence specialist


Risk & Compliance is an independent division which monitors the activities to ensure they are fully in compliance with all relevant laws, rules and regulations while always keeping a close eye on clients & risk interests.The division is involved in the management of all the bank's risk operations, monitoring its activities to keep them within the defined risk framework, and participates in the approval process for new developments in products and services. It is dedicated to supporting our Bank business lines at the same time as protecting the Bank's interests and reputation.


Compliance due diligence African Market officer.


African Market Knowledge

Main responsabilities

  • African market specialist able to perform thorough due diligences on client economical background, review corroboration material, complex structures and flows, including to monitor African markets and identify key risks (scandal, AML, corruption, fraud risks) at early stage by monitoring transnational Media publications
  • Capacity to review balance sheet, financial documents and perform an assessment in regards of fund flows on the accounts, ability to assess plausibility of business,
  • Investigate prospect or client’s businesses, applications, transactions and advise Compliance, RMs, Management and Bank’s committees, on a risk-based approach the actions to be undertaken to mitigate legal and reputational risks,
  • Perform second line of defense client’s visit in situ and/or in other booking centers,
  • Advise colleagues active on other markets for the onboarding process, clients review or transaction monitoring,
  • Contribute to implementing the policies and strategies defined by the Bank and Compliance department, notably through the yearly action plan,
  • Ability to perform reporting and prepare reports
  • Act as key reference point for the Compliance colleagues re financial analytic capacities and contribute to the department mission to limit legal and reputational risks, also by updating and enhancing the Internal policies framework in a proportionate way
  • Meet deadlines for reporting and execute timely escalation of risks identified through focused and executive reports to Management and Committees
  • Knowledge of the available Cross Border Country Manuals linked to the African covered market
  • Ability to identify, at an early stage, any relevant derogatory information/negative press/scandals related to the given African region in regional press



  • Education: Master Degree


  • Years of experience: 3-7 : intermediate
  • Experience required: - Perform follow up of findings and Committee’s decisions, - Form partnerships both within and outside the company e.g., through membership of business association (e.g. Association of Compliance officers), - Ability to work with various IT softs
  • Experience in private banking: Mandatory


  • English: Fluent
  • French: Fluent

Personal skills

  • Swiss resident: Mandatory

-Fully committed, creative and with a positive attitude that is an example for others, instilling a spirit of cooperation within their team, as well as with other units. - Be proactive, quick to take charge to make the business evolve, daring and creative force. - Use open and transparent communication always on the look-out for the best solutions for clients and the Bank. -Drive to constantly challenge processes and routines to improve the efficiency of their work and that of their team(s) - Another language, such as Portuguese or Spanish would be a stake

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