Compliance Specialist


  • Reference number: MTNA-HR-22-DEC-22
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Kabul
  • Organisation Name: MTN Afghanistan
  • MTN Level: 1
  • Posted: 02 May 2023

Job requirements

Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Competencies)


  • Minimum of 4 Year tertiary degree
  • Bachelor or Masters advantageous
  • Relevant certification / accreditation / membership with professional body as required for role
  • Fluent in English


  • Minimum 5 years’ compliance experience, with at least 3 years in an Enterprise Risk/Risk environment in a medium to large organization.
  • Experience in risk assessments is mandatory.
  • Experience in working across diverse cultures and geographies (advantageous)
  • Understanding of risk environments for telco industry sector is advantageous
  • Understanding emerging markets is advantageous.


  • Strategy Formulator, Decisive Problem Solver, Innovative Value Creator
  • Culture and Change Champion, Inspiring People Leader, Relationship Builder
  • Results Achiever, Operationally Astute


  • Local travel
  • As per MTNA Delegation of Authority

Job description

Job SummaryJob Summary

The Compliance Specialist is accountable to lead the development, implementation, and management of the compliance program to evaluate the effectiveness of compliance controls established to comply with applicable regulatory requirements and internal policies and procedures for MTNA Afghanistan.

Duties & Responsibilities:Duties & Responsibilities:

The Compliance Specialist: will be accountable to achieve the following objectives:

  • Build and maintain a compliance universe for both regulatory obligation and policies and processes, that will be used as the base for development, enhancement, monitoring and oversight over compliance requirements in this space
  • Hold relevant business units accountable for the implementation of effective strategies to ensure compliance to all relevant laws and regulations and policies and processes
  • Stay abreast of all relevant compliance and regulatory requirements, assess the impact of these and assess whether the business is adequately informed to prepare for changes.
  • Work with the MTNA Regulatory functions and provide input into Regulatory policies/regulations, legislative framework and future impact of new Regulatory policies and legislation – with a specific focus on the impact of such regulations or policies on MTNA’s business
  • Monitor the effective cascading of the Compliance strategy into the Compliance Monitoring business plans to ensure vertical alignment and horizontal integration with other interfacing strategies.
  • Promote and support a risk minimizing culture in alignment with Compliance’s role as the second line of defense
  • Monitor compliance to relevant laws and regulations and policies and processes, through the introduction and execution of an effective compliance program
  • Provide input into development of new MTNA policies around AML, Ethics, and other compliance sub-functions
  • Implement standards for testing methodologies, techniques and procedures and conduct robust quality standard programme
  • Deliver an effective second line of defense through the operationalization of the Compliance Monitoring and Testing model across MTNA
  • Monitor and report to MTNA leadership on the compliance of best practice and processes
  • Maintain continuous oversight of collection and dissemination of any regulatory, Compliance Monitoring and Testing and audit issues in order to provide ongoing advice and guidance to the Head: Risk and Compliance
  • Promote and support a risk minimizing culture in alignment with Compliance’s role as the second line of defense
  • Understand the impact of potential changes driven by regulators, industry, marketplace, and/or legal environment and report these back to MTNA Management
  • Execute compliance audit programs to determine organizational vulnerabilities and highlight risks
  • Analyse Regulatory trends and perform risk assessments to identify areas of impact. Adapt the compliance monitoring programs and company policies and processes accordingly. Assess whether the business is informed accordingly in order to proactively prepare for changes
  • Manage the preparation and recommend the departmental budget and monitor financial performance versus the budget while ensuring all departmental activities are conducted in line with the approved guidelines
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies and procedures, and work with business units to initiate enhancements as identified
  • Act as a subject matter expert for issues related to policies and processes
  • Drive continuous improvement on standardization of processes across MTNA Afghanistan along with business units leading to an improved internal control environment
  • Establish training programs on monitoring and testing requirements. Create awareness within the business on compliance monitoring and testing programs and methodologies
Submission Guideline:Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghan Nationals can send their applications and resumes (with three valid references) by Jan 15, 2023.

Please mention the name of the position you are applying in your email subject line.

Applications received after the deadline and those, which do not meet the requirements mentioned above, will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview (s).

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