Head of Legal & Compliance

Closing Date: 
Monday, February 13, 2023
Location of the Job: 
Accra, Ghana
Reference Number: 

There is a vacancy for the above-mentioned position and the details of the role are outlined below:

Purpose of the Job:

To be responsible for legal counsel and compliance including oversight on governance and adherence to country laws, regulatory requirements, policies and procedures.


Key Accountabilities: 


  1. Develop and implement Country Corporate Compliance Programme.
  2. Develop annual compliance framework
  3. Reports to the country CEO and Board of Directors regularly to review progress on programme implementation and establish improvement plans.
  4. Ensures adherence to  local laws and regulatory requirements
  5. Ensures and monitors compliance with local and international laws/standards about Market Abuse, Insider Trading, Conflicts of Interests, Market Conduct, and Employee Compliance.
  6. Encourages staff to report suspected fraud or impropriety without fear of retaliation.
  7. Supervise compliance team




  1. Provide legal advice to the business including new and upcoming projects and initiatives.
  2. Provides legal advice for the business to grow within the regulatory framework.
  3. Provide company secretarial services to the Local Board.
  4. Assist with drafting, vetting and negotiating contracts.
  5. Provide legal representation for the business in legal proceedings or litigation.
  6. Providing legal support to HR: In-house disciplinary hearings.
  7. Liaising and assisting the Police during criminal investigations and prosecutions.


Knowledge, and Experience Required of Job Holder


  1. Minimum of 10 years of experience across strategic and senior management functions in compliance management
  2. At least 5 years’ experience in financial/banking institutions or strategic advisory functions
  3. Experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  4. Proven ability to execute effectively against strategy and exceed goals consistently.
  5. An LLB is required and a Master’s would be an added advantage. Member of law society/professional institute.
  6. Knowledge of country regulatory of the financial/banking services industry and legislation including microfinance.
  7. Good understanding of corporate governance, and regulatory and financial compliance requirements.
  8. Ability to work under pressure and perform tasks with limited direction. Ease at managing competing demands and determining top priorities independently.
  9. Outstanding organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication.
  10. Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate and interact on behalf of the Executive Team with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  11. Ability to work collaboratively with CEO, principals, and executive team members
  12. Ethical, proactive and initiative taking when completing tasks.


Interested employees should forward their applications accompanied by Curriculum Vitae to the provided email address.

Closing date for applications:

13 February 2023

Apply to (email address):

[email protected]

Standard Disclaimer:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted