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Senior Compliance Officer at Savannah Energy

Savannah Energy

Savannah Energy is a young, high growth, highly ambitious energy company. We are focused on operating in countries where we can make a difference to local communities, where we can play a strategic role in the energy sector and where we can make a positive impact on the socio-economic development of the country.

Our vision is to create a best in class African-focused energy company that we and our stakeholders are proud of. Our five core values of Sustainability, Excellence, Entrepreneurialism, Integrity and Teamwork define the essence of Savannah and underpin our corporate culture.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Compliance Officer

Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Job Type: Full Time
Job Grade: E – Experienced Professional

Job Purpose / Objectives

  • To provide independent review, assessment and effectively manage a robust internal control framework across the company.
  • Principal resource responsible for accomplishing compliance objectives by driving a consistent approach to the management of compliance risks within the business.
  • Position the Compliance function as a value adding member within the Business Unit.
  • Act as Point Contact for the Managing Director & functional heads for all matters relating to Compliance, Ethics & Internal control Framework.
  • Committed to helping employees live up to company standards, policies and sound ethical judgements in their decisions, actions and behaviors at work.

Duties & Responsibilities
Develop, Design and implement:

  • policies and procedures designed to facilitate the company’s compliance with applicable legal and regulatory obligations (“Policy Framework”).
  • a training programme including regular (e.g. annual) and new-starter training on the company’s policies, and ad hoc training on applicable relevant legal and/or regulatory developments (“Training Programme”).
  • a monitoring programme, designed to test management and staff compliance with the Policy Framework and provide written reports to the board.
  • Ensure compliance with organizational policies, internal and external risk management in the area of UK Bribery Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Nigerian anti-graft/anti-corruption laws.
  • Lead country-wide Corporate Governance activities, providing coaching, mentoring and advice to management and staff.
  • Implement Group Wide Compliance program within country of responsibility and provide periodic report to the Group Chief Compliance Officer developments and identify/recommend process improvement to the Compliance Programme as required.
  • Monitor legal and regulatory developments relevant to the company’s business activities and identify amendments to the Compliance Programme as required, to facilitate compliance across the company.
  • Monitor for compliance with approved Governance activities such as the Gifts and Entertainment policy, the Conflict of Interest Process, Interactions with Government officials process, Third Party Engagement Process etc. as may be approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Receive speak up/whistle blower reports and/or carry out investigations as may be directed by the Chief Compliance Officer and communicate outcome(s).
  • Provide country compliance quarterly report for submission to the Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors on performance of compliance programs, key findings and status of implementation of recommendations and whistle-blower reports.
  • Monitor for compliance with the UK Bribery Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Nigeria Anti-Corruption Legislations.
  • Provide management and staff with guidance on the Compliance Programme, in relation to business development initiatives, products and projects.
  • In conjunction with management, establish and promote a culture of compliance and integrity.
  • Support the company in developing and maintaining a positive reputation through the Compliance Framework, including emphasizing the importance of compliance with applicable laws and regulation and acting with integrity.
  • Lead the annual certification process, training programmes, knowledge exchange sessions, creating cultural awareness and compliance through a variety of processes and practices.
  • Seek opportunities of participation & involvement in professional group/association as a means of driving professional collaboration, sharing best practices & driving level playing field within the Energy industry.

Job & Main Specification (Education / Knowledge, Skills, Attributes, Experience & Other Required Details)

  • University Degree (or its equivalent) in Law, Accounting, internal audits etc.
  • Working knowledge and experience of Corporate Governance practices and their successful implementation.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Professional Certification in the specified field (will be an advantage).
  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ relevant experience.
  • Must possess effective relationship management skills.
  • Understand business strategy and objectives.
  • Ability to influence employees (including peers and senior business leaders) across the business to facilitate an effective internal control framework environment.
  • Must be strong-willed and firm.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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