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Offre d’emploi : AZA recruits a Compliance and Due Diligence Analyst

AZA recruits a Compliance and Due Diligence Analyst.


Job Summary

A key element of our AML compliance program is the management of our third-party population and the execution of effective client due diligence procedures on our business partner community. The Compliance and Due Diligence Associate will be responsible for reviewing new business/MTO customer sign ups as part of KYC process, carry out transaction reviews with prompt approvals as well as French/English translations where required.

This role is open to candidates in Dakar – Senegal & Abidjan – Ivory Coast

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out day to day reviews of customer onboarding and transaction documents for KYC sufficiency to mitigate AML/CFT, Sanctions risks.
  • Applying risk assessment procedures to ensure appropriate risk classification of customers
  • Support the business through prompt translation of legal and compliance documents.
  • Support the sales team in expansion into the UEMOA regions for partner due diligence and bank account opening.
  • Performing on-site visits at our business partner’s premises as part of the global due diligence and monitoring framework where required.
  • Liaising and coordinating all activities with all relevant business counterparts
  • Providing training on Third-Party management and Compliance in general to both, internal and external stakeholders
  • Sharing experience and suggestions with the HoD to continuously improve the effectiveness of the compliance processes
  • Creating and tracking metrics on due diligence activities to achieve accountability and to ensure that all high-risk issues are duly escalated.
  • Carry out other duties assigned by the department


  • Process-oriented; ability to run sustainable due diligence procedures
  • Strong ability to spot compliance issues and correspondingly strong ability to provide solutions or paths to resolution; problem-solver attitude.
  • Working knowledge of laws and regulations in the UEMOA/WAEMU region regarding financial services and payments, especially BCEAO regulations
  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to handle many complex issues simultaneously, prioritizing and effectively managing time.
  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to manage highly sensitive matters and information with discretion and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work across functions, cultures, and organizational hierarchy.
  • Strong project management skills, to include managing and prioritizing multiple concurrent projects, and reporting progress and risks to colleagues and senior management.
  • Attention to detail, including documentation, record-keeping, and tracking.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate complicated information in an understandable and engaging way.
  • Ability to influence and build followership with associates at all levels


  • Bachelor`s degree in Business or Law and minimum 2 years’ experience in Third Party Compliance / Third Party due diligence in the Financial Services environment
  • Excellent knowledge of business ethics, integrity codes, and the Corporate Guidelines for Business Partners
  • Excellent level of interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with others and liaise between internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational, planning and follow-up skills and the ability to meet critical deadlines quickly and reliably
  • Excellent attention to detail, analytical ability and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral, written and presentation communication skills in French and English
  • Strong negotiation and persuasive communication skills
  • Willingness to travel – domestic and international (<25%)


  • A competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Global / regional network / exposure in FinTech / Blockchain industry.
  • One of the hottest, fastest scaling start-ups in Africa.
  • Casual work environment.
  • Great work -life balance.
  • We value autonomy.
  • Opportunity for growth for all employees.
  • Opportunity to work hard and play hard.
  • …… and more!!

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