Corporate Compliance Specialist

Location
Qatar (QA)
Salary
Highly Competitive
Posted
18 Jan 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Travel
None

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, non-profit organization that serves the people of Qatar by supporting and operating programs in three core mission areas: education, science and research, and community development.


Key Result Areas:

  • Promote an organizational culture of compliance with different types of rules (QF Governance Manual, Laws, Regulations and Policies & Procedures etc).
  • In coordination with the Legal Directorate, enable & monitor QF entities to ensure compliance with local laws. Consult with the Legal directorate as needed to resolve legal compliance issues.
  • In coordination with relevant stakeholders, support & monitor QF entities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations i.e. KYC, AML.
  • In coordination with Operational Excellence Directorate ISO audits, monitor QF’s compliance to policies and procedures.
  • In coordination with internal stakeholders, develop and implement a Control Self-Assessment framework and support QF entities to identify & assess key controls through its implementation. Identify gaps and weaknesses and provide recommendations to strengthen and minimize gaps.
  • Develop and implement an ethics program and define key ethical standards applicable to QF i.e. conflict of interest policy. In coordination with relevant stakeholders, support & monitor QF’s entities ensure compliance with such ethical requirements.
  • Identify and report non-compliances or alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Standards of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures.
  • Ensures proper reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate and/or required.
  • Provides reports on a regular basis to QF Presidents / C-Suites, Senior Management, Audit Committee and the Board, as appropriate.
  • Develop, implement and maintain Compliance policies & procedures.
  • Establishes Compliance Program Road-map or rollout program and defines success criteria in order to evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Monitors the performance of the Compliance Program and relates activities on a continuing basis, taking appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness.
  • Build cross-functional partnerships across QF, ensuring accomplishment of compliance initiatives.
  • Monitors, and as necessary, coordinates compliance activities of other departments to remain abreast of the status of all compliance activities and to identify trends.
  • Collaborates with other departments (e.g. Risk Management, Insurance, Internal Audit, Human Capital etc.) to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution.
  • Provides guidance and advice to the business on compliance-related matters.
  • Reviews exception reports and provides recommendation on decisions’ adequacy.
  • Reviews the different disclosures and conflicts of interest declarations and escalates to the appropriate authority on the adequate course of action.
  • Designs and delivers training sessions to enhance the development of a strong corporate compliance and control culture.
  • Tracks and reports activity status, issues, risks, escalations, and decisions for management.
  • Initiates & maintains effective coordination & relationships with QF Divisions & Directorates.


Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree; additional degree in Management, Compliance, Risk Management, or Insurance preferred. Certification by the training would be advantageous.
  • 5-8 years of Compliance experience
  • Good knowledge of Qatar’s legal & regulatory standards is an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; training experience preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to draft and edit a variety of written reports and communications and to articulate ideas clearly and concisely; Arabic proficiency is an advantage
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Ability to work well using own initiative;
  • Ability to work under pressure and commit to deadlines.