Posted on :
16 Dec, 2021
16 Dec, 2021
The primary focus of the role is to support the DECO in delivering and embedding the Oxford University Press (OUP) corporate ethics and compliance programme within the Education business. The key focus of this role will be on the Africa Branch. Under the direction of the DECO, this role will also promote an ethical business culture and business success through prevention and response to all client and stakeholder groups.
Job Title: Ethics and Compliance Manager
Location: Goodwood, Western Cape, South Africa
Reference #: Ethics and Compliance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Provide advice and guidance to the Education business regarding ethics and compliance related matters, in particular through membership of Education’s Senior Management Teams and other project teams as required.
Working with the DECO and other colleagues in Ethics and Compliance, conduct Top Down Risk Assessments, identifying ethics and compliance risks for responsible regions(s).
As directed by the DECO, and within defined timelines as per the divisional KPIs, conduct face to face training for staff in high risk roles within responsible region(s). Ensure that all divisional staff and new starters take part in annual ethical online training and other exercises, including first level review of Conflict of Interest Declarations.
Within defined timelines as per the divisional KPIs, conduct face to face training for all staff in non-high-risk roles, working with other Divisional Ethics and Compliance teams as required.
Ensure that all new Education third parties in responsible region(s) are subject to appropriate risk assessment and due diligence. For existing third parties, ensure that risk assessments and due diligence are revalidated on a regular basis and that due diligence remains up to date. This includes review and approval of low and medium risk third parties and review and first level approval of high-risk business partners prior to DECO review and approval.
Work with the business to ensure that all high-risk business activities and ethical marketing activities (EMA) in responsible region(s) are identified and that adequate due diligence has been carried out in accordance with the High Risk Business Activity (HRBA) and Ethical Marketing policies. Conduct first level review and approval of HRBAs and EMAs prior to approval by the DECO.
Review and approval of gifts and hospitality and charitable giving submissions, in accordance with defined thresholds.
Report quarterly and annually to the DECO on KPIs and key issues related to the Programme across responsible region(s).
Meet with business partners, including agents and distributors, to reinforce OUP’s commitment to ethical business practices. Manage day-to-day questions from employees and business partners regarding acceptable business practices and compliance with relevant policies.
Provide support to investigations as required.
Experience of working in an Ethics and Compliance role (professional qualification preferred)
Good understanding of bribery, fraud and other related risks and the types of processes/ controls for mitigating those risks
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with all levels of management and staff, including executive leadership
Experience of managing own workload
Highly organized and able to communicate effectively and confidently and collaborate with team members and other cross-divisional colleagues
Discrete and trustworthy as required to work with sensitive and confidential information
Ability to adapt to a diverse range of situations and surroundings
Broad knowledge of corporate processes, systems and organizational structures
High personal integrity and excellent judgment
Willingness to travel overseas if required
Application Deadline: 07/01/2022