Compliance and Investigations Officer

Full Time

Reporting to: Head of Compliance and Investigations

Our purpose:

At Watu Africa, we empower entrepreneurs.

Watu is a mission driven, customer centric company that believes everyone who wishes to become an entrepreneur deserves an opportunity to start, grow and achieve their goals in life. As Africa's fastest growing Asset Finance company we see the continent's bright and prosperous future and want to be part of the team transforming it into reality. Our vision is to provide asset financing services for mobility assets (Motorcycles, three-wheelers and vehicles) and phones to ambitious individuals who believe that, when provided with the right tools they can fulfill their dreams as entrepreneurs and prosper in life while supporting the needs of their families and community. We, therefore, have a commitment to Empower Entrepreneurs by providing the means needed to move and improve lives.

Job purpose:

Responsible for internal investigations and Watu Compliance Program designing, implementing, maintaining and communicating. 

What you will do:

  • Conduct and supervise Internal Investigations as per Watu Standards
  • Analyze investigations key metrics and trend and prepare appropriate reports
  • Identify and present to the management investigation learnings, implement remedial actions and conduct retaliation checks
  • Act as a trusted advisor for employees who seek guidance on compliance-related matters or who wish to discuss or report suspected misconduct.
  • Deploy compliance training and communication strategy and initiatives
  • Monitor effectiveness/coverage of training and communication activities
  • Maintain up to date written documentation and policies related to the organization’s business activities.
  • Keep abreast of latest E&C developments, new technologies and ways of working. Apply and share learning to promote continuous improvement.

What we are looking for:

  • A bachelor degree in a related field.
  • At least 5 years  experience in corporate governance, investigations, or compliance related field
  • Integrity and professional skills
  • Attention to details
  • Ability to work independently and proactively
  • Self-starter, target oriented
  • Team player and good communicator

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