FirstRand Sanctions Manager Jobs in South Africa

FirstRand Sanctions Manager Jobs in South Africa

About us

  • FirstRand believes that its people are its single most important resource and will not operate in a sector unless it has people who are right for that market and who share FirstRand’s business values.

  • We recruit self-starters who have a passion for what they do.

  • We empower them, hold them accountable and reward them appropriately. We value diversity in our people, particularly for the way that this contributes to innovative thinking.

  • If you think you will flourish in our environment, and you believe you have the necessary skills and competencies for the position advertised, then we are looking for you! All suitably qualified candidates will be considered.

  • Appointments will be made in line with the Bank’s EE Strategy.


  • Responsibility for the global development and implementation of the Bank’s compliance program relating to economic sanctions laws and regulations, including the laws and regulations globally.

  • The role entails drafting and updating compliance policies, procedures and training relating to the Sanctions Compliance Program;

  • periodic review and updating of the compliance framework relating to the Sanctions Compliance Program; and special projects, including implementing programs to comply with new legal and regulatory initiatives related to economic sanctions compliance.

    Experience and Qualifications

  • Experienced compliance professional with a number of proven years experience in economic sanctions compliance.

  • JD and/or MBA preferred.

  • Strong project management and execution skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communications, and ability to collaborate with stakeholders in all divisions.

  • Ability to understand business issues and develop solutions that meet regulatory requirements while minimizing impact to normal business processes.

    Additional Requirements

  • There are no additional requirements associated with this vacancy.


  • Development and enhancement of the Sanctions Compliance Program, including establishing minimum standards to be met by all regions and evaluation of programmatic effectiveness.

  • Primary responsibility for policies and procedures, training and risk assessment.

  • Maintain effective practices and procedures for Sanctions screening. Respond to regulatory inquiries related to economic sanctions compliance.

  • Facilitating sanctions section of annual risk assessment and developing and executing action plan at the global level.

  • Work closely with Anti-Corruption/AML Compliance, Internal Audit and other control functions to ensure that compliance programs, policies and procedures meet current legal requirements.

  • Provide training to front office, legal and other control functions.

  • Establishing quality assurance process related to the Sanctions Compliance Program.

  • Develop quarterly management information related to the Sanctions Compliance Program.

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders across the Bank.

  • Ensure policies, procedures and practices comport with legislative and regulatory developments.

  • Assist, as necessary, in the review of transactions, deals, strategic initiatives, and other relationships to ensure conformity with sanctions laws and regulations and the Bank’s global policies.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; FirstRand Sanctions Manager Jobs in South Africa

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