South African Bureau Of Standards Recruits Senior Risk And Compliance Officer

Posted on :

28 Jan, 2014

Category :

Finance Jobs in South Africa

Advert Code: SABS9822
Reporting To: Chief Risk Officer
Location: Pretoria


Job Purpose:
To Facilitate the execution of enterprise risk management (ERM), compliance management processes and infrastructure projects as key to the achievement of organizational objectives.


Key Performance Areas:

Coordinate the Risk Compliance framework implementation to all divisions within SABS:
• Establish and communicate the organization’s Risk and Compliance Management objectives and direction.
• Maintain linkages between Compliance Management framework and the strategy.
• Ensure proper integration of risk and compliance management into the organizational strategy and practices.

Ensure continuous improvement for SABS and monitor compliance to relevant legislation:
• Develop the risk and compliance mitigation strategies for the SABS compliance to the Act and related legislation.
• Continuously monitor and review strategies to mitigate risk and the development of contingency plans where necessary.
• Establish, maintain and ensure continuous improvement of risk and compliance management capabilities across SABS.

Maintain regular updates on policies and procedures in line with the SABS regulations and Processes:
• Discharge the responsibility to ensure compliance with any statutory or regulatory requirements for the SABS.
• Ensure that the SABS complies with all the Acts and regulations.
• Conduct continuous monitoring of processes to enable effective annual review of risk and compliance management.
• Ensure implementation of effective risk and compliance management practices.

Roll-out the Risk Management Plans and Records Management framework to all divisions within SABS:
• Establish, maintain and ensure continuous improvement of records management capabilities across SABS.
• Ensure that the SABS complies with compliance planning as the best practice and discipline.

Create awareness on the application of the Risk and Compliance software tool:
• Create awareness of compliance management across the organization.
• Conduct management education and training from time to time.
• Facilitate the use of appropriate methodologies, tools and technique.

Optimize own performance within the team:
• Participate as a productive team member.
• Manage own performance in order to meet departmental objectives.
• Contribute to diversity management initiatives and build business relationships.
• Seek guidance and mentorship from more experienced team members where necessary.



Qualifications And Experience:
• Degree or National Diploma in related field
• Minimum 4 years’ experience in risk and compliance or internal audit and records management function
• Computer literate (MS Office Suite including Access, Internet and other related programme
• Knowledge of compliance software and tools
• Valid driver’s license



Behavioural Attributes:
• Expresses and articulates key elements of ideas or concepts (both written and verbal) in a logical, descriptive, and comprehensible manner.
• Anticipates reactions and responds appropriately. Probes and listens for information from others, without interrupting or judging, in order to understand underlying issues.

Results Orientation:
• Displays strong tenacity and drive to see things through to successful conclusion.
• Demonstrates a sense of urgency, a propensity for action, and confidence in the likely success of plans and initiatives.
• Delivers results that meet or exceed expectations.

Professional Credibility and Technical Depth:
• Demonstrates a sound knowledge across a range of (generally, related) discipline areas.
• Solves complex problems, and presents different professional/technical scenarios and approaches by applying specialist knowledge.
• Keeps abreast of tools, methods, and techniques, thereby acting as an internal resource in a particular area of expertise/specialist knowledge.

Business and Technical Mastery:
• Demonstrates in-depth understanding of industry core processes, business environment, and practices, to colleagues, clients, and other industry specialists.
• Uses familiarity with other product/service offerings to position and sell industry-specific products/services.
• Imparts knowledge and is recognized as a knowledgeable resource on industry practices, standards and solutions.

Problem Solving:
• Demonstrates resourcefulness by exploring a range of alternatives and options to resolve problems.
• Quickly recognizes new problems and develops solutions within appropriate time scales.


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Applications accepted until: 30th of Jan, 2014

Equity Statement:
SABS is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity targets to be achieved as per the SABS EE Plan.

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