Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) - Jumia (Full Time)

Jumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. It is built around a marketplace, Jumia Logistics, and JumiaPay. The marketplace helps millions of consumers and sellers to connect and transact. Jumia Logistics enables the delivery of millions of packages through our network of local partners.


JumiaPay facilitates the payments of online transactions for Jumia's ecosystem. With over 1 billion people and 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making people's lives easier by helping them shop and pay for millions of products at the best prices wherever they live. E-commerce is also creating new opportunities for SMEs to grow, and job opportunities for a new generation to thrive.


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 in Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation.



Main Responsibilities:

As Head of Compliance Egypt, your responsibility would be to provide oversight for the company’s anti-money laundering (AML) counter financing of terrorism (CFT) programme and systems across Egypt

  • Draft, manage and execute policies and procedures which govern the organization’s compliance program
  • Monitor and test policies and procedures to ensure they can result in compliance
  • Carry out risk assessments and compliance reviews to ensure policies and procedures are being followed
  • Liaise with legal and regulatory bodies on all compliance-related issues
  • Ensure that the organization complies with existing and developing international and national laws and regulations
  • Establish and set the tone of compliance throughout the organization
  • Recommend the initiation of investigative procedures in response to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and the Code of Conduct
  • Carry out periodic evaluation of the compliance Programs and make appropriate changes and improvements
  • Preside over and direct the work of the Compliance Committee
  • Govern the responsibility to report misconduct and noncompliance, the path for reporting, and protection from retaliation
  • Provide guidance on the effective response to detected problems and proffer recommendations for corrective action as appropriate



Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Law, Finance, or Business Administration, or in a related field such as Law Enforcement
  • ACAMS certified
  • Prior experience compliance 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 senior compliance professional
  • Experience with and previous exposure to regulators and law enforcement agencies within the US, Egypt, the Middle East and Africa
  • Leadership capacity to develop, influence, direct, and manage teams, as well as influence/liaise with regulatory authorities
  • Capacity to multi-task, prioritize, maintain flexibility in fast-paced environment, and meet or exceed deadlines
  • Problemsolving 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:

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