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Lead Compliance Advisor

Job description

On behalf of a major oil and gas operator I am looking for a Lead Compliance advisor for a project in Algeria.

Key Accountabilities

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining an international standard compliance programme which addresses bribery and corruption, money laundering, trade sanctions and other relevant compliance and ethical risks;
  • Providing guidance to internal stakeholders on risk, mitigations, and risk-management strategies;
  • Providing training and guidance to, and sharing know-how and experience with, newly appointed local compliance advisors to develop the expertise and competence required to implement and maintain the compliance programme;
  • Undertaking investigations and reviews of E&C concerns and reports;
  • Providing practical advice on day-to-day ABC/AML/ITR compliance and ethical risk questions; and
  • Working closely with business people as a trusted advisor, while maintaining professional independence and judgment.

Essential Education
  • Qualified lawyer with post-qualification experience in regulatory matters.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and French languages. Arabic written and/or spoken skills would be an advantage.

Essential Experience
  • Bribery and corruption and other compliance matters, including the provision of compliance-related advice under the U.K. Bribery Act and/or the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;
  • Strategically assessing regulatory compliance and ethical risks;
  • Developing compliance programmes including advising on the continuous improvement of such programmes, and building related tools to do so;
  • Leading a team and developing skills in others to manage compliance and ethical issues within complex organisations; and
  • Implementing a process to conduct anti-bribery / corruption due diligence risk screening of new suppliers and counterparties.

The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate:
  • Sensitivity to the needs of different countries and cultures, and ability to engage and respect the diverse contributions of teams, partners, and networks;
  • A proven record of sound judgment, commercial awareness, and high-quality contribution to business strategy and delivery; and
  • A strong ability to influence others, and to anticipate and respond to different viewpoints.

The successful candidate must know or be prepared to learn Algerian law related to compliance, including bribery and corruption and money laundering.

Desirable Criteria
  • Working knowledge of the energy industry;
  • Direct experience working as a lawyer focused on ABC/AML issues within a large corporate environment; and
  • Experience with other major regulatory compliance risks facing an international company with a global footprint (e.g. competition laws, data privacy laws, etc.).

British + French speaking - Arabic also would be an advantage.

Please note due to the high number of applications only suitable candidates will be contacted