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  • Posted: Aug 19, 2020
    Deadline: Aug 21, 2020
  • Safaricom is a leading communications company in Kenya with the widest and strongest coverage. The home of the famous Mobile Money service- M-PESA
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    Product Manager - Risk Road Map


    We are pleased to announce the vacancy for Manager – Risk Road Map -  Product Manager within Compliance within M-PESA Africa. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Detailed Description

    Reporting to Risk and Compliance Director, the position holder will work alongside business and compliance stakeholders to develop product strategy, roadmap and requirements for Risk and Compliance tools to support M-Pesa services on the mobile money platform and associated integrations. They will provide thought leadership and direction to deliver a compelling compliance roadmap that underpins the growth of the M-Pesa business by not only fulfilling regulatory requirements but also protecting the strong reputation that M-Pesa has in the mobile money industry!  The digitisation of the compliance programme is a key strategy of the compliance teams who will be reliant on the technology delivered.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Aligning with the Risk and Compliance Director, you will shape the roadmap for Risk and Compliance technology, with a focus on electronic KYC registration solutions, enhancing AML control capabilities, and exploring options for fraud platform convergence
    • Keep abreast of new developments and opportunities in the field of compliance technology and regulatory change. Plan and execute product discovery activities to identify market and technology trends, and customer challenges
    • Work with internal and external stakeholders to build the product vision for M-Pesa compliance technology, champion and maintain the Product roadmap in line with business priorities
    • Be accountable for the definition and prioritization of feature backlogs to reflect business and compliance priorities
    • Prepare RFPs for vendor selection
    • Assess feasibility and ensure solutions are aligned to compliance objectives and technical needs
    • Ensure stakeholder alignment buy in and alignment to roadmap across the organisation
    • Be an active member of project work-streams, ensuring that business intent is shepherded through solution development lifecycle to deliver compliance technology change in line with vision and objectives.
    • Define measures and KPIs for to monitor Product performance and support decisions on product strategy.


    Job Requirement

    • A graduate with a degree in Business, Engineering or IT.
    • At least 4 years’ experience in product management/ project management/ project assurance in a technologically complex environment
    • Experience of software development lifecycle is essential, in agile and waterfall methodologies
    • Certification in project management and in agile delivery methodology
    • Experience in delivery, management or operation of risk management software – AML, FMS, E-KYC will be an added advantage
    • Risk management experience will be an added advantage
    • Strong understanding of the financial services industry (e.g. banking, mobile money, retail financial services).
    • A proven track record of delivering change in a complex, high volume, regulated business environment

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    Business Configuration Manager, Mobile Payments


    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Mobile Payment Solutions Department within the M-Pesa Africa.  In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for persons who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Detailed Description

    Reporting directly to Centre of Excellence Senior Manager, the role holder will perform analysis, definition and configuration of new M-Pesa services and associated controls on both the mobile money and financial crime monitoring platforms. The role will also act as a centralised control for the required configuration changes on the new anti-money laundering (AML) platform, Siron.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Analysing and documenting requirements for business services and associated AML controls, arising from new service initiatives or general trend analysis / alert effectiveness investigations.
    • Configure and document configuration solutions for the mobile money platform in line with agreed business requirements.
    • Configure new AML platform workflows, alerts and parameters, monitoring schedule and report schedule, and testing accordingly.
    • Perform regular checks of Watchlist effectiveness by testing against third party assurance toolset (SWIFT) to ensure that screening in the AML systems are working correctly.
    • Maintain and document filtering rule changes for Watchlist screening arising from regular effectiveness testing or from external inputs.
    • Review and develop a full understanding of SIRON controls in place in all markets, report to Group Compliance and market stakeholders on updates of scenarios, configuration and reports across markets and escalating issues when appropriate.
    • Maintain good quality documentation of configuration changes made on the platforms.
    • Provide knowledge transfer to markets for alert, report and workflow changes that are executed.
    • Work with the Test Manager, assist in the specification of Functional Acceptance Test strategy and test scenarios.


    • Experience of 5 years in Software Development lifecycle is essential, in agile and waterfall methodologies
    • Experience in business systems configuration
    • Experience in data analysis and data structuring, logical data design techniques
    • Understanding of the financial services industry (e.g banking, mobile money, retail financial services).
    • Strong analytical skills, able to identify solutions to complex problems.
    • Strong business and customer focus.
    • Ability to work proactively within a demanding environment, being a key contributor to a fast-moving product development process.
    • Ability to build relationships within a multi-national, high-growth environment. 
    • Demonstrable numerical, analytical and verbal skills, in particular well-developed written and verbal communication skills in English.
    • Experience working within a multi-national team and serving customers from multiple countries would be of benefit.
    • Formal Anti Money Laundering qualification would be an advantage.
    • Ideally educated to degree level, or equivalent

    Method of Application

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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