Sanctions Specialist needed at Black Pen Recruitment

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Black Pen Recruitment’s job vacancy, Career and Recruitment

Job title : Sanctions Specialist jobs in Lagos

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : May 23, 2022

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  • Drive execution and ongoing improvement of the hybrid Compliance and Sanctions programs (encompassing fiat and cryptocurrency), CRMP, principles, standards, policy, and oversight expectations within assigned territory.
  • Act an SME on sanctions with an in-depth understanding of USA and African sanctions laws.
  • Lead on drafting and maintaining group sanctions compliance documents including policy & procedure.
  • Provide expert sanctions advice and decisions on complex matters including interpretation of sanctions documents.
  • Act as the lead on upstream sanctions risk and best practice.
  • Acting as a first point contact and subject matter expert for sanction concerns raised by other compliance teams
  • Conducting enhanced investigations on escalated sanctions alerts from junior team members
  • Prepare and support all sanctions required reporting (e.g., Blocked and Rejected transactions, Annual Reporting of Blocked Property, reporting pursuant to general or specific licences, as required)
  • Provide advice and guidance to other teams and key stakeholders regionally and globally, on sanctions regulations and related company policies and procedures
  • Monitoring global regulatory changes that may impact the companys sanctions compliance requirements and identify any changes to internal policies and procedures
  • Identifying gaps in policies/procedures, training, resources, and organisational structures are actioned to ensure that regulatory requirements are meet
  • Conduct investigations and analysis in support of subpoenas and related inquiries and potential voluntary disclosures.


  • Post Secondary Degree in Compliance, Risk, Finance, Legal or equivalent combination of educational and work experience
  • Relevant Education and Experience and/or related professional designations / certifications (CAMS, CFE, Audit)
  • Minimum of 5 years of previous work experience in Sanctions compliance roles at a financial institution
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in a corporate management/supervisory position with multiple direct reports.
  • Fluent English, French and Arabic are beneficial and a combination of local languages are essential for this role, as is a willingness to travel across your assigned region
  • Experience handling sanctions escalations and filing rejection and blocking reports
  • Certification as a Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS)
  • Availability to travel
  • Advanced understanding of global sanctions and anti-money laundering regulations within the banking/financial services industry and experience addressing compliance issues relating to anti-money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and related laws/regulations.

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