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  • Posted: May 4, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Imagine a world where people live healthier, more enhanced and protected lives… A world in which each organisation is a powerful influencer and responsible corporate citizen, committed to being a force for social good. As a leading innovator in healthcare, wellness, insurance, investments, financial and life planning, Discovery works ceaselessly to...
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    Compliance Specialist

    Group Compliance strives to be the most trusted and respected compliance practice in the financial services sector and our motto reflects that we are, Trusted, Visible and Respected within the Discovery Group. The success of Discovery is made possible by our great people. Our Group Compliance department is looking for a knowledgeable, self-starter to join the Corporate Compliance team as a Compliance Specialist to be responsible for the managing of compliance risks though the employ of policies and frameworks pertaining to our IT regulatory obligations.

    Areas of responsibility

    The successful candidate will be required, primarily, but not limited to:

    • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Compliance programme for Corporate Services,
    • Maintain compliance risk management frameworks,
    • Define, assess, maintain and advise on the regulatory universe,
    • Develop and facilitate compilation and review of compliance risk management plans,
    • Conduct compliance monitoring,
    • Compile and submit internal and external compliance reports, and
    • Interact with industry regulators, supervisors and stakeholders as and when required.

    Skills
    and Personal Attributes

    • Detailed knowledge of local (South African) legislation and impacting international regulations relating to IT and able to interpret and apply legislation, including, but not limited to the following: Protection of Personal Information Act, Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, King IV Code on Corporate Governance, Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provisions of Communications-related Information Act, Prudential Authority Standards relevant to Information Technology, Promotion of Access to Information Act, Financial Intelligence Centre Act, Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorist and Related Activities Act, Prevention of Organised Crime Act, Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Consumer Protection Act, Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill, Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill, GDPR and Computer Misuse Act.
    • Detailed knowledge of it Frameworks e.g. COBIT, King IV, ISO31000, ISO27001/2, NIST CSF, DMBOK and ITIL
    • Sound understanding of Compliance methodology, working knowledge of all elements comprising.
    • Writes in a well-structured and logical way – must have ability to write and review compliance policies and draft compliance guidance notes and reports with detail required to inform the business of regulatory requirements and potential impacts
    • Strong listening, organisational and communication skills and able to think in an analytical and conceptual manner.
    • Efficient time management skills, including quick turnaround time on quality work
    • Able to work well under pressure

    Education and Experience

    • Relevant education includes any of the following: LLB, BCom BSC Information Technology, BCom Information Technology, Honours, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), CRISC, CGEIT, CDPSE, CIPP, CIA, CA (SA), CPRAC, CPRO, CISA1 (Minimum requirement)
    • Post-graduate qualification in Compliance Management (advantageous)
    • At least five to eight years’ experience within a compliance environment with working knowledge of laws, regulations and codes impacting a group of companies operating in several jurisdictions.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Discovery Limited on careers.discovery.co.za to apply

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

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