Legal and Compliance Officer in an Insurance Company

Client, a top notch player in the insurance Industry is seeking to hire
an apt and dynamic candidate who will function as the Legal and
Compliance Officer and will amongst other things be
responsible for the
reviewing of all relevant statutory laws and regulations applicable to
the Company and ensure compliance.

Job Title:   Legal and Compliance Officer
Job Description

The Legal and Compliance Officer will report to the Head, Legal Unit

 Review of all relevant statutory laws and regulations applicable to the Company and ensure compliance with these

Ensure that business activities are conducted in conformity with all
applicable laws, regulations, internal policies and procedures.
 Ensure that all regulatory permissions remain current and appropriate for business needs.

Continual compliance risk assessment of company practices together with
the development of internal policies and procedures, compliance
training and protocols.
 Serve as liaison for all regulatory
bodies as well as maintaining relationships with relevant legal bodies
and trade associations.
 Keep abreast of regulatory developments and industry initiatives and advise management accordingly.

Liaise with third parties, together with the company’s management, that
wish to understand the company’s control environment, compliance
policies and procedures.
 Provide reporting with respect to regulatory requirements and developments
 Develop compliance checklists and prepare compliance reports, as and when due
 Inform the Internal Audit unit of any findings as regards non-compliance that may require investigation
 Ensuring compliance with best practices
 Participate in Business Process Re-engineering exercises to ensure controls therein
 Carry out review of SLA Manuals to ensure applicable regulatory laws are incorporated
 Any other duties as required by the Unit head

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 Liaise with auditors, external lawyers, tax advisers, bankers and shareholders.
 Preparation of compliance documentation with relevant constitutive documents for statutory, legal, regulatory purposes.

Liaison with all the subsidiaries within the Company’s Group, service
providers, external legal advisers, and government agencies.
 Maintenance and review of Legal Agreements

Developing and overseeing that the company meets its compliance
obligations under relevant laws and the requirements of regulatory
 Negotiation, drafting and implementation of the terms of agreements in all business contracts and agreements.
 Responsible for providing legal support in controlling customer complaints to mitigate the risk of litigation
 Review all documentation that has legal implications for the company prior to signing and implementing. 


• Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
• LLM (an advantage)
• A minimum of 3 years compliance experience preferably within the Financial Services environment

Person Specification

A minimum of 5 years working experience with at least 3 years
compliance experience preferably within the financial services
environment. Insurance Industry experience preferable.
• Experience of developing and managing compliance monitoring programmes.

Articulate, effective communication skills with the ability to
communicate internally and externally (lawyers, regulators, auditors) at
all levels
• Fully conversant with NAICOM, SEC, NSE, CAC, NFIU, IFRS, and other regulatory Directives and Guidelines.
• I.T knowledge (particularly in Excel and Word)
• High level of determination and tenacity
• Good understanding of Compliance activities in Financial Services.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply

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