About Jumia:

Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. Founded in 2012, Jumia’s mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, while helping businesses grow as they use our platform to reach and serve consumers.


Our platforms consist of our marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, our logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and our payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on our platform in selected markets. Through our online platforms, consumers can access a wide range of physical and digital goods and services, fashion, electronics, beauty products and also hotel and flight bookings or restaurant delivery.


With over 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries in Africa, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact for Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation. 


Job Objective 

As Compliance Manager Head of Sanctions ( Financial Crime Operations)  your responsibility would be to provide oversight for the company’s Sanctions Programme across various jurisdictions. 


Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead a cross country team of Compliance Team leaders and analysts responsible for Screening (Sellers, customers et alii), namely by:
    • Assigning cases to analysts & track ETA
    • Handling escalations
    • Preparing weekly activity reports and trackers
    • leading weekly office meetings with relevant stakeholders

  • Contribute to the drafting, management and execution of policies and procedures which govern the organization’s Screening program
  • Ensure that the team complies with existing and developing Screening standards
  • Establish and set the tone of compliance throughout the organization
  • Carry out periodic evaluation of the Screening process and make appropriate changes and improvements
  • Provide guidance to the analysts on the effective response to detected problems and proffer recommendations for corrective action as appropriate.



Qualification & Experience  


  • minimum Bachelor’s degree in Law, Finance, Business Administration or in a related field 
  • French, Arabic and English language skills mandatory;
  • a minimum of 8  years of progressive professional experience which could be in the private sector within a regulatory/compliance consulting practice, relevant government experience, financial services, payments, or comparable industry space as a compliance, auditor, internal control or similar function professional
  • Experience with LexisNexis Bridger preferable; 
  • Experience with and previous exposure to regulatory requirements in Africa
  • leadership capacity to develop, influence, direct, and manage teams
  • capacity to multi-task, prioritize, maintain flexibility in fast-paced environment, and meet or exceed deadlines
  • Problem-solving skills: the successful candidate must be a curious and observant individual able to recognize problems and confront conflicts and difficult issues in a professional manner
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills for reporting purposes, performing liaison duties, and relating to individuals in the workplace.

We Offer:

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African e-commerce sector
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders

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