Compliance Officer – GlaxoSmithKline Job

Job Title Compliance Officer – Anglophone West Africa
Location – Town / City Lagos
Location – Country Nigeria
Reporting To (Job Title) Compliance Business Partner – Middle East Africa
Type of position Permanent
Job Advert
Job Purpose/Scope
•To proactively drive a values & compliance based culture and improve risk identification & management in Anglophone West Africa (AWA)

•To provide legal advisory support for the Pharmaceutical business in Anglophone West Africa

•Responsibility spans across Anglophone West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra –Leone, Gambia)

Key Responsibilities 1.Compliance standards & procedures – incorporating and adhering to industry practices and standards of compliance as required by government regulations
•Ensuring that local compliance standards and procedures are kept up to date and are consistent with regional/corporate compliance standards and procedures
•Managing common compliance activities (e.g. analytics, reporting, communications, policy administration, project management, and training) with a focus on efficiency, consistency, and continuous improvement
•Working with management and functional heads to embed compliance standards and procedures as standard ways of working in the business
•Ensuring that appropriate standards are in place governing high risk business activities
•Ensuring a sound system of internal controls and legal & regulatory compliance are in place across AWA
2.Organizational Leadership & culture of compliance
•Documentation of all transactions between the business and 3rd parties to minimize dispute
•Providing legal advisory support on an on-going basis to all departments in the conduct of their various operations and businesses
•Reviewing potential disputes and advising the business on how to handle them to minimize their escalation to full blown disputes
•Advising the businesses on their potential rights, obligations and liabilities on various issues and recommend remedial strategies
•Attendance at meetings and representing the business in such fora as may be required from time to time

3.Organizational culture and leadership
•Coaching & mentoring AWA management and functional heads in key compliance messages, communications and behaviour
•Ensuring that the training of AWA management, in the areas of organisational leadership, establishing and promoting a culture of compliance, is up to date

4.Training and communication of standards and procedure
•Managing delivery of compliance training for AWA staff. Maintaining appropriate compliance training records
•Conducting regular training needs assessments with AWA management and functional heads to determine compliance training requirements for staff
•Creating, managing and implementing an effective compliance communications programme
•Ensuring that confidential internal reporting processes in AWA are effective and that reported concerns are correctly and promptly investigated with suitable corrective action as necessary (including escalation to above-country where relevant) and in collaboration with appropriate heads/line managers
•Ensuring that all new joiners undergo compliance training as part of the induction process

5.Monitoring, Auditing and Evaluating Program Effectiveness
•Acting as secretary for the AWA Risk Management & Compliance Board (RMCB) – working in liaison with the General Manager to set the meeting agenda, maintain appropriate records and follow-up
•Reporting risks, issues and mitigation actions to Africa Compliance Officer and submitting all reports due to Africa Regional Compliance on a timely basis (e.g. RMCO report, Back-End-Monitoring report and Quarterly Breaches)
•Regularly reviewing and updating the AWA Risk Map, Risk Management approach/processes and Risk assessments
•Setting compliance objectives that are aligned with Africa Regional Compliance objectives
•Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on attainment of compliance objectives and communicating findings to AWA management and Africa Regional compliance
•Including compliance goals into overall business objectives for the business and functional management
•Co-ordinating and supporting business preparation, readiness and response to audits from all GSK audit groups
•Reviewing audit findings with line management, advising on corrective actions and implementing plans to correct audit findings

Qualifications, Experience
•A good first degree (preferably with background in Law, Business Admin, Finance)

•At least 5 years experience in a similar role with a comparable organisation

•Must have previous demonstrable experience in at least two of the following areas – operations management, business process change/improvement, change management, internal/employee communications, training, regulatory affairs

Competencies •Strong analytical skills
•Strong problem solving skills with the ability to come up with creative and innovative solutions
•Ability to consult, negotiate and influence at a management level

Application Closing Date: 28-Aug-2013

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