Country Compliance Officer

The Country Compliance Officer will be responsible for managing the field inspection activities of the respective branches in UAE to ensure compliance adherence with regulatory guidelines, applicable laws and internal policies/procedures. The incumbent will oversee the inspections and, ensure timely preparation, review and submission of all required reports, highlighting Compliance issues/violations in line with the yearly inspection plans. The job holder will update the relevant stakeholders on regulatory requirements/ regulatory changes, ensuring regulatory compliance monitoring requirements to support resolution/mitigation of compliance violations/ recurrences, if any. The incumbent will ensure effective administration of the Bank’s Anti Money Laundering (AML), Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT), and Sanctions activities through available systems/tools, in line with the guidelines/parameters set by the regulatory agencies and the applicable laws. The incumbent will guide/direct the team in AML/CFT/ Sanctions examinations/reviews of the assigned areas and will be leading the activities related to AML/CFT, Sanctions in UAE.

Core Skills

Ability to provide up-to-date and authorization insights into regulatory requirements, developments and their implications
Ability to understand, interpret and advise on various regulatory requirements, restrictions and limits
Ability to analyze and research international practices surrounding regulations impacting banks
Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with regulators, senior management
Understand profile of compliance risks, compliance risk management framework, tools, systems and methodologies
Ability to deal with and mitigate compliance risks
Knowledge of AML / CFT requirements (country specific and international)
Ability to develop and maintain policies and procedures in relation to AML / CFT
Knowledge of CDD and EDD processes, tools and systems


06-10years of total experience in financial services/banking industry, entailing responsibilities pertaining to the specific area of discipline.
Previous experience in Compliance/Regulatory/AML/CFT function, on a supervisory level.
Experience in managing small teams.
Local experience desirable.

Educational Qualifications:

University graduate with a degree in Business or Banking or Finance or Economics or any other related discipline.
Master’s degree in Management or any other related discipline will be an added advantage.

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