Risk & Compliance Officer at Sahara Group

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Sahara Group is a leading international energy and infrastructure conglomerate with operations in over 38 countries across Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia. Spanning three decades, we have broken ground and challenged stereotypes across the global business landscape. The women and men who make up our organization are our strongest levers for growth.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Risk & Compliance Officer
Job Identification: 31
Location: Ijora, Lagos
Job Schedule: Full time


  • Develop risk management framework, strategies and conduct company-wide and project specific risk assessments.
  • Manage the documentation and evaluation of organization processes, reporting findings back to management regarding possible improvements and corrections.
  • Ensure adequacy of business and asset Insurance covers and make business continuity plans to limit risks and prepare for any negative events.
  • Develop framework for the standardization of all processes and ensure appropriate monitoring and follow up on key initiatives.
  • Implement efficient internal control processes and regulatory compliance.
  • Tax and Regulatory Affairs – Ensure all tax and regulatory filings are made promptly.
  • Provide regular periodic assessment reports to executive management, with recommendations on processes to strengthen internal controls, including memoranda on audit tests and findings
  • Collaborate with the Credit committee to ensure Credit control (Receivables, staff float outstanding).
  • Monitor the asset disposal bidding process.
  • Reviewing the Fixed assets register from time to time, physical asset count exercise.
  • Supervise quarterly physical stock count for all locations
  • Investigate any issue as may be required by the Management


  • A University Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience (Post NYSC).
  • A professional accounting certification (i.e. ACA, ACCA, CFA or CIMA).
  • A professional certification in Risk Management will be an added advantage.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Analytical skills and a good eye for detail.
  • Ability to cope under pressure.
  • Planning and organizing skills.
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to influence people.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Numerical skills and the ability to evaluate costs.
  • Ability to understand broad business issues.
  • Leadership skills and Understanding of Enterprise Risk Management
  • Understanding of current global trends in risk management.
  • Conversant with all relevant financial laws and external regulations as well as audit standards and best practices.
  • Demonstrate a pro-active ability to accurately identify problems and risks to systematically and logically analyse information and propose solutions

Application Closing Date
28th October, 2022 (12:34 PM).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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