Risk & Compliance Specialist

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  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Omid Miri

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Expiry date:


MSELECT is looking to hire a Risk & Compliance Specialist for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in Risk & Compliance Audits, with at least 4 years of experience in the oil & gas sector. Fluency in English is a must.
Assist in Monitoring & Documenting Compliance Activities and ensure compliance with EDPSC, JOA, Applicable Laws and other Adhoc requirements / instructions issued by Ministry of Oil. Assist in Monitoring Risk Management Framework and Updating Risk Registers. Liaise with other functions to collect required information for maintaining Risks & Compliance Registers.
Key responsibilities:
  • Assist in developing, maintaining and implementing plans for risk & compliance management and related activities
  • Assist to coordinate with other functions and follow up on regular basis related to risk / compliance checklist
  • Assist in preparing / reviewing various policies / procedures required for smooth functioning
  • Assist in preparation & implementation of annual risk & compliance audit plan
  • Assist in planning, implementing and managing risk & compliance awareness programs
  • Any additional duties assigned by line manager from time to time
Key Deliverables:
  • Awareness sessions on risk & compliance activities
  • Regular updates on risk registers & compliance checklists and gap analysis, etc.
  • Periodic reports on various activities performed during the year
Quality Assurance:
  • Ensure that all information prepared for stakeholders reflect true and fair information. Focus of the job must on desired outcomes through effective implementation
  • Ensure that a single and a complete/reliable database is maintained in accordance to established guidelines and it is accessible to other team members
People Management:
  • Liaise with other functions to collect accurate and timely information
Policies, Systems, Processes and Procedures:
  • Assist and contribute to the development and implementation of risk & compliance audit policies, procedures and related templates
  • Assist in continuous improvements to the existing systems and processes to achieve the best outcomes for risk & compliance activities
Health, Security, Safety and Environment:
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant health, security, safety and environmental management policies, procedures and controls within own area, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating on a continuous basis, to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance, delivery of high-quality service and a responsible environmental attitude
  • Contribute and ensure timely and accurate reporting within and outside organization
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or other similar discipline
  • Preferably Certified Internal Auditor from any recognized professional body
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office products
  • Good command of verbal and written English
Minimum Experience:
  • 5 years’ experience in Risk & Compliance Audits with at least 4 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Sector
Job-Specific Skills:
  • Strong knowledge of Oil & Gas value chain and project operations
  • Strong knowledge of Petroleum Contracts with State Partner (Preferably for Southern Iraq Region)
  • Strong planning, organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of Internal Control & Compliance Activities
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and individually
  • Ability to constructively argue with other staff to convince them on required action plan
*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.