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Senior Risk & Compliance Officer

To co-ordinate, facilitate and assist the Head: Risk & Compliance in the management of the risk- & compliance function of PostFin with an emphasis on risk management and operational compliance through monitoring, record-keeping, reporting and inputs into the risk matrix/register as well as the risk- & compliance framework, programmes and corrective and implementation initiatives.  To provide advice at operational level to minimise risk, and endeavour to avert potential litigations/penalties and ultimately contribute to the increase in shareholder value.  To provide background research, inputs and recommendations to policies & procedures as well as risk-awareness- and compliance- programmes and coordinate the implementation and monitoring of same at operational level. To continuously review and evaluate risk- & compliance issues/concerns within the organization as directed by the Head of Department and report back on these.  To develop training and awareness material for staff and conduct courses and awareness sessions in order to further a committed risk-aware corporate culture and compliance work ethic.

To regularly assess audit requirements across PostFin and to advise the Head of Department on requirements, including developing an effective follow-up approach, and to guide responsible parties on internal & external audit report findings implementation, to monitor and provide feedback on progress. To develop agreed internal audit processes in alignment with complementary services.

Vacancy Details




Risk- & Compliance



Key performance areas

  • Risk- & Compliance research, preparations & inputs related to the Risk Matrix/Register and Risk- & Compliance Framework, policy & procedures, strategy, advice & recommendations;

  • Risk- & Compliance Programme inputs, preparations, reviews & developments (incl. preparation of Risk Framework, improvement plans and Annual Compliance Plan with deadlines);

  • Continuous Risk management and monitoring, incl. scenario planning and development of risk indicators;

  • Risk- & Compliance initiatives & follow through;

  • Risk- & Compliance effectiveness monitoring, auditing & advisory Services (incl. Reports, recommendations, follow through on audit report findings, etc);

  • Risk- & Compliance training & awareness programmes & implementations; and

  • Risk- & Compliance records, data-base & related services.

Educational and experience requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree in risk management, Compliance Management, or similar field (NQF-7).

  • 3 years in the financial services industry with an emphasis on regulatory-frameworks and compliance.

Added advantage:

  • A Post Graduate specialization in Operations Management, Compliance and/or Risk Management.

  • 2 years supervisory experience will be an added advantage.

Skills, Knowledge & Personality requirements
  • Track record of conceptual ability at an operational level coupled with sound commercial judgement;

  • Auditing knowledge/expertise;

  • Legal- and associated Risk Mitigation & Management knowledge;

  • Business Acumen and Project Management knowledge;

  • Proficient in written and spoken English and Computer literate;

  • Risk- & Compliance monitoring approaches;

  • Legal requirements for financial services Research;

  • Policy & Programme Design/Proposals;

  • Systematic analysis and research;

  • Sound analytical thinking;

  • Able to articulate technical or complex issues clearly and succinctly;

  • Attentive to detail;

  • Able to adjust style of communication according to the needs of audience;

  • Emotional maturity;

  • Ability to effectively work under pressure.

  • Driving license Code B

Closing Date: closed

Candidates who comply with the above criteria and competency areas should submit BY HAND, letters of applications, certified copies of relevant qualifications together with a detailed curriculum vitae to:


NamPost Financial Brokers (Pty) Ltd. Trading as PostFin

ATTN: Karin Townes

2nd Floor

NamPost Building

c/o Independence Avenue and Daniel Munamava Street, Windhoek


Applicants who do not receive any response within three weeks after the closing date must accept that their applications were not considered favourably.


Note: PostFin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates in line with affirmative action guidelines.

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