Chief Compliance Officer (Banking / Microfinance / AML / KYC) - Kabul, Afghanistan

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan, Afghanistan
Date Posted: 13-12-2017
The Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) will be responsible for establishing and maintaining the Bank's Compliance Management Programs to function as an independent and objective body that reviews and evaluates enterprise-wide compliance issues and concerns. The position ensures the Management Board, Board of Supervisors, management and employees are in compliance with the rules and regulations of regulatory agencies, that company policies and procedures are being followed, and that behavior in the organization meets the company's Standards of Conduct. 

  • Adherence to all compliance programs, including but not limited to, completion of all required and assigned training modules by established due dates.
  • Thorough understanding to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to the position.
  • Manages the Compliance Programs, including policies, procedures, systems monitoring, technology-based controls, and training, as well as compliance monitoring and testing.
  • Collaborates with other departments (i.e. Internal Audit, Risk Management, etc.) to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution. Consults with Legal as needed to resolve respective legal compliance issues.
  • Responds to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies and procedures by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures. Develops and oversees a system for uniform handling of such violations.
  • Monitors, and as necessary, coordinates compliance activities of other departments to remain abreast of the status of all compliance activities and to identify trends.
  • Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
  • Institutes and maintains effective compliance communication programs, including understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures.
  • Maintains an effective compliance training program, including a published training calendar, for all employees, management, and members of the Board. This includes working with the Human Resources Department and others as appropriate to ensure that the appropriate introductory training for new employees as well as ongoing training is conducted.
  • Provide effective leadership in enhancing and sustaining the Compliance Programs to ensure they correspond with equivalent sized programs and practices and that they are in line with the expectations of federal and state regulatory authorities.
  • Assesses and monitors the compliance risks associated with all business activities, operations, and products and services.
  • Serves as a point of contact for financial regulators and manages the responses to regulatory inquiries/findings and preparation for compliance examinations.
  • Performs Compliance Risk Assessments and reviews results with executive and senior management.
  • Ensure satisfaction of CCO requirements for Dodd-Frank.
  • On a regular basis, reports to the Management Board, Board of Directors, and Audit & Risk Committee on compliance matters, including actual or potential compliance program violations.
  • Oversees and manages the Corporate Complaint process.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Excellent Command of English (Verbal & Written)
  • Strong Negotiator
  • Problem Analysis & Problem Solving Skills balanced with creativity to seek, encourage and find effective services approaches
  • Strong sense of urgency and initiative
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Business Perspective
  • Client Focus
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Interactive Communication
  • Planning and Organization
  • Relationship Building
  • Risk Taking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Team Leadership
  • Vision and Alignment

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred/JD highly desirable
  • CRCM, CAMS, or similar certification preferred.
  • Minimum of ten years of progressive experience in banking compliance or regulatory roles.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience dealing directly with regulatory agencies
  • Familiarity with compliance monitoring and testing systems.
  • Full knowledge of applicable laws and regulations impacting consumer and commercial compliance.
  • Mastery of Fair Lending principles including a comprehensive knowledge of CRA and HMDA.
  • Strong regulatory relationships; existing credibility with senior regulators is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to effectively interact with executive management, other employees, and regulators.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite.
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