VisionFund Micro-Finance Institution S.C. Compliance Officer for Area Offices Jobs in Ethiopia

VisionFund Micro-Finance Institution S.C. Compliance Officer for Area Offices Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 217390

Category: Admin, Secretarial and Clerical Location: Hawassa, Sodo & Ambo, SNNPR
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Negotiable and attractive benefit packages

Job Description

Internal/external Vacancy Announcement

Opening Date: August 5, 2019
Position: Compliance Officer

Duty station: South Area (Hawassa), South West Area (Sodo) & North West (Ambo)

About the Organization:

VisionFund Micro Finance Institution (S.C) is an Institution established according to proclamation No. 40/96 to provide financial services to the productive poor in the rural and urban areas of Ethiopia. VisionFund is currently operating in four of the Regional States of the country.

VisionFund MFI is currently looking for candidates for the position of Risk and Compliance Officer. The successful candidates will have skills and experience that meet the following requirements:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the implementation of the compliance risk management system of the company;
  • Follows up efficient identification and monitoring of suspicious activities and transactions;
  • Participates in identifying systemic procedural weaknesses and additional training
  • Assists with money laundering related queries/questionnaires received from corresponding banks;
  • Follows up proper identification of suspicious transactions or money laundering alerts;
  • Participates in developing and documenting the compliance policy, reports and other related documents;
  • Participates in fostering and encouraging a culture of compliance in the company;
    Works with internal and other key stakeholders to identify and mitigate the risks associated with existing and new higher risk customers and transactions;
  • Monitors large transactions, frequent transactions by one single client, dormant accounts;
  • Participates in anti-money laundering and fraud monitoring awareness building;
  • Ensures and keeps the internal control procedures are abreast with applicable laws and regulations, and disseminate information / requirements to relevant stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Participates in the revision of operational procedures to ensure they are in compliance with the law and required operational controls;
  • Provides expertise support to staff and other working units to assist them in complying with existing and new regulation requirements;
  • Organizes and conducts trainings for the Branch staff to make them aware of
    the regulation on money laundering and anti-terrorist financing and the reporting requirement and mechanisms;
  • Ensures that the reporting mechanism is supported by an adequate computer system for the efficient and timely flow of information;
  • Prepares compliance reports and forwards it to the Senior Risk & Compliance Officer;


  • Presents reports on “liquidity risk” of the MFI to ensure it’s ability to meet obligations or its cash flow needs;

  • Presents reports on “interest rate risk” to ensure that interest paid to depositors and interest rate on loans are adequately managed to cover financial costs and other expenses to continue the business on a sustainable manner;

  • Prepares compliance reports and forwards it to the supervisor;

    Prepares weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to the supervisor and make ready to report to Financial Intelligence Center (FIC);

    Job Requirements

  • BA Degree in Accounting, Law, Banking, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related field.

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in any financial Company or related organization.

  • Knowledge of risk management methodologies

  • Knowledge of research methodology

  • Good analytical and evaluation skill

  • Be proficient in Microsoft office applications

  • High level of customer service and strong willingness to work in the field;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    Terms of employment: Permanent

    Closing Date: 7 (Seven) calendar days from the first date of announcement

    Women applicants are highly encouraged to apply

    How to Apply

    Candidates who fulfill the above requirements can submit the application letter, updated curriculum vitae with names and addresses of up to 3 references and non-returnable copies of credentials in person to: South Area, South West Area & North West Area Offices or VisionFund MFI Head office Located near Gerji Mebrat Hail square or send to VisionFund Micro Finance Institution (s.c), P.O.BOX 31478, Addis Ababa, or can apply online on
    Women applicants are highly encouraged to apply

    If you need more information, you can contact HRM & Administration Department via telephone number: 0116478356

    Note: - Only short listed candidates will be contacted for subsequent assessment

    VisionFund Micro-Finance Institution S.C. Compliance Officer for Area Offices Jobs in Ethiopia

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