Operational Risk and Compliance Officer (closed) at NSIA

Operational Risk and Compliance Officer (closed) at NSIA

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (“NSIA”), a corporate body established by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (Establishment, etc.) Act 2011 is mandated to mange funds in excess of budgeted hydrocarbon revenues. Its mission is to play a leading role in driving sustained economic development for the benefit of all Nigerians through building a savings base for the Nigerian people, enhancing the development of Nigeria’s infrastructure, and providing stabilisation support in times of economic stress. NSIA operates three mandate funds: the Stabilisation Fund, the Future Generations Fund, and the Nigeria Infrastructure Fund.
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The NSIA is in the process of strengthening its operations and enhancing overall capacity towards delivering its mandate. In this regard, the Authority is seeking to recruit suitably qualified, result-oriented, and exceptional professionals to fill the vacant position below:


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Job Title: Operational Risk and Compliance Officer

Reference Number: NS2O/3002
Location: Abuja


  • This Officer shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with; the approved risk management framework, regulatory codes, policies and regulations.
  • He / She shall support the processes for identifying, controlling, managing and reporting operational risk.

Operational Risk:

  • Support the planning, designing and implementation of the Authority’s overall risk management process.
  • Support the process for identifying critical business processes and relevant control mechanisms
  • Conduct periodic risk assessments to analyse, identify, describe and estimate the risks inherent in the Authority’s activities and provide recommendations to address identified weaknesses.
  • Liaise with the Unit Head to develop and implement the business continuity management framework for the Authority.
  • Support the process of designing and implementing recovery and crisis management plans a Promote awareness and assist in embedding an improved risk and compliance culture within the Authority.
  • Collaborate with other Unit Heads to address new and/or emerging risks that may occur as a result of changes in regulatory, government policy, NSIA’s strategy and business focus.
  • Document the occurrence at operational risks and investigate such incidences.
  • Support the implementation of a detailed emergency response and associated operational activities.
  • Support the implementation of techniques & methods of training, testing & maintaining business recovery plans.


  • Coordinate compliance monitoring and enforcement of set rules and regulations as defined within all applicable regulations guiding the Company’s operations e.g. AML/ CFT reporting etc.
  • Liaise with functional heads within the Company and support processes for ensuring full compliance across board with all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Support the Head, Operational Risk & Compliance in managing relationships with regulators and other relevant statutory bodies to facilitate prompt and effective resolution of compliance-related issues.
  • Create company-wide awareness on key regulatory issues impacting on the company’s operations and liaise with Human Resources to organize compliance related trainings (e.g. periodic AML awareness exercises).
  • Conduct periodic compliance audit/ reviews in liaison with Legal and Internal Audit.
  • Support policies and procedures management.

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

  • First Degree or equivalent in Law, Business Management or Finance related discipline
  • Relevant post-graduate/ professional qualification
  • Minimum of 5 years cognate experience
  • Experience in financial services, specifically operations or audit will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of operational risk best practices
  • Good knowledge of operational risk measurement methodologies
  • Environmental / Industry Analysis
  • Knowledge of Investment / Portfolio Management, Assets & Liabilities Management and Financial analysis / interpretation will be an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
13th March, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae (prepared as a Microsoft Word document, and saved with your full names) to: recruitment@hcp-ng.com please quote the role and appropriate reference number as the subject of your e-mail


  • The role is open to Nigerians within and outside the country who have completed the National Youth Service Programme. Women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position on offer.
  • All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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