Surveillance Officer Job Opportunity (JSE South Africa)

Posted on :

19 Nov, 2013

Category :

General Jobs in South Africa

The objective of this role is the daily monitoring and review of trading activities with a view of identifying those trading behaviours that are in breach of the JSE Rules and Directives and/or have potential to impair the integrity of the regulated market
Responsibilities / Outputs

  • Independently review market activity with a view of identifying trading activities that have potential to impair the integrity of the markets and conduct preliminary investigations
  • Develop and demonstrate a good understanding of the JSE’s Derivative Surveillance Systems
  • Daily monitoring and review of the commodity derivatives and currency derivatives markets and ensure compliance with the JSE Rules and Directives
  • Daily monitoring of limits and escalation of breaches to Senior Manager: Surveillance
  • Development of processes and procedures to facilitate daily monitoring and reporting
  • Timeous resolution of trading queries
  • Over time develop and demonstrate a good understanding of the JSE Rules and Directives in respect of the markets you are responsible for
  • Mapping and documentation of surveillance processes
  • Provide support to other members of the team



  • Graduate with relevant degree, preferably in any quantitative discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working
  • in a broker’s back, middle, or front office environment;
  • High level of computer literacy, especially in the use of spreadsheets
  • Understanding of financial instruments would be an advantage
  • Good understanding of JSE business would be an advantage



  • High degree of Assertiveness
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent conflict resolution
  • Self motivated professional
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Self confidence; pleasant personality; well presented
  • Innovative/Independent thinker
  • Well organized / good time management skills / disciplined / meticulous
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with criticism from members and the public
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible where necessary


Personality Traits

  • High level of integrity is essential
  • Initiative
  • Dynamic, results orientated attitude
  • Proactive and work with minimal supervision
  • Service and delivery focussed
  • Team-oriented-ability to work in a small team sharing responsibilities

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