Legal and Compliance Officer Job Vacancy at Pesapal

Full Time

Website Pesapal

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Legal and Compliance Officer Job Vacancy at Pesapal

REF: HR/002-03-22

Background:

Pesapal Tanzania is seeking to recruit a Legal and Compliance Officer personnel to join our team. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment and contributes to the growth and success of our organization.

Pesapal Tanzania provides a simple, safe and secure way for individuals and businesses to make and accept payments in Africa. At Pesapal, our vision is to empower Africa to access affordable, convenient, and secure digital financial services that drive sustainable growth.

Position Title: Legal and Compliance Officer

Number of Vacancies: 1(ONE)

Location: DAR ES SALAAM

Job Summary:

As a Legal and Compliance Officer, you will play a crucial role in ensuring our company adheres to legal standards and in-house policies. The job holder will be responsible for enforcing regulations in all aspects and levels of business as well as provide guidance on compliance matters. The goal is to preserve the company’s integrity by making sure it stays on a lawful and ethical course.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Licensing

· Spearheading efforts to secure necessary licensing in Tanzania.

· Ensuring timely renewal of all necessary and statutory and trading licenses.

· Liaising with the relevant legal bodies to ensure compliance with all local laws.

· Following up on all necessary paperwork and legal processes required in compliance with the laws of the land.

· Updating company management on all changes in local all laws and acting on them accordingly

2. Chargeback Recovery

  • Evaluate, investigate, and respond to disputes received by various clients from various industries.
  • Efficiently research and present evidence to validate chargebacks.
  • Work with peers and leadership by communicating chargeback anomalies, or fraud trends (based on received chargebacks), and sharing ideas and information.
  • Maintain strict adherence to domestic and international chargeback rules and regulations.
  • Provide a high standard of professional/caring/friendly service while maintaining or exceeding the established standards for chargeback productivity and quality

· Maintain a list of chargebacks to be recovered, prepare demand letters and payment plans agreed on.

3. Legal Compliance and Regulations

· Fulfill regulators’ reporting obligations complying with market Laws

· Undertaking due diligence on litigation matters and direct compliance issues for investigation and resolution.

· Providing legal and technical advice including drafting legal opinions.

· Participating in the review of legislation that affects the Company

· Reviewing pleadings, court documents, correspondence and liaising with external counsel.

· Ensure that all regulatory permissions remain current and appropriate for business needs.

· Liaising with regulatory bodies and preparing memoranda for legal and regulatory reform.

· Registering and renewing intellectual property rights and protecting the Company against violations of their intellectual property rights.

· Serve as liaison for all regulatory bodies as well as maintaining relationships with relevant legal bodies.

· Providing legal and regulatory compliance advice, such as competition and anti-trust compliance.

· Keep abreast of regulatory developments and industry initiatives and advise management accordingly.

4. Policy Formulation and Execution

· Develop, maintain, and review policies for Compliance Program’s general operation to prevent improper, unethical, and illegal conduct.

  • Ensure that business activities are conducted in conformity with all applicable laws, regulations, internal policies, and procedures.

· Continual compliance risk assessment of company practices together with the development of internal policies and procedures, compliance training and protocols.

· Handle rules, regulations and policy violation and review and suggest investigative procedures initiation.

· Develop and review Standards of Conduct to guarantee continuing currency and guide management and employees.

5. Reporting

· Provide monthly reports with respect to regulatory requirements and developments.

· Develop compliance checklists and prepare compliance reports, as and when due (Regulators, Registration, Policies, Trainings)

· Inform the internal team of any findings as regards non-compliance that may require investigation

Education/Experience Needed:

o Bachelor’s Degree in Law, post graduate in law (practicing advocate)

o At least 3 years working experience with some litigation and compliance experience

Skills and Abilities Required:

o Technical Skills: Experience developing and implementing risk, standards and/or compliance frameworks.

o Technology skills: Proficiency in MS Office

o Personal qualities:Strong communication, presentation skills, critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills, integrity, discrete and honest

o Language and skills: Fluent in verbal and written English.

Submission of Applications

Interested applicants for the above position should submit ONLY their C.V. and an application letter to kazitz@pesapal.com, to be received by Monday 1st April 2024. Certificates and testimonials need NOT be attached.

To apply for this job email your details to kazitz@pesapal.com