Risk and Compliance Officer


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Description :

Risk and Compliance Officer: Law Society of Zimbabwe

Deadline: 30 June 2021 (4pm)

The Law Society of Zimbabwe seeks to recruit a Risk and Compliance Officer on a full time basis. The Risk and Compliance Officer will operate under the overall guidance of the Regulatory Services, Risk & Compliance Manager.


Duties and responsibilities


  • The Risk and Compliance Officer will have the following duties and responsibilities: Finalise the Law Society Institutional Risk Management Framework;
  • Review practices of the Law Society and law firms and develop responsive risk-based systems to guide proactive regulation and compliance enforcement;
  • Conduct special investigations;
  • Conduct compliance inspections on all law firms and develop relevant recommendations to the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee (DEC) following the compliance inspections;
  • Identify potential risks within law firms and develop intervention mechanisms according to the risk category; Develop policy and practice guidelines on Money laundering and combating financing of terrorist activities; Conduct trainings on various Risk Management topics.


Key attributes


  • Experience in compliance and risk management; Good Legal research skills and analytical skills; Excellent communication skills; Mediation and conciliatory skills and experience an added advantage; Powerpoint presentation skills; Strong character.

Minimum Requirements


  • A Legal or Accounting University qualification is a must;
  • A Masters will be an added advantage;
  • At least 4 years experience in a Risk management environment;
  • At least four (4) years’ work experience in a legal environment;
  • An understanding of Money laundering legislation is a must;
  • Previous experience in a similar position or in an auditing or banking environment will be an added advantage;
  • Computer proficiency.


To apply

To apply


Interested qualified applicants email their Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae (as a single document) together with certified copies of their academic and professional qualifications (as a second single document) to [email protected] Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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