Risk and Governance Officer

Sanlam Group

Risk and Governance Officer

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Date: 04-Nov-2020


Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Sanlam Group


Who are we?


MWL is dedicated to supporting, growing and empowering clients with affordable, easy, and suitable solutions, primarily through telephonic intermediary channels. We have approximately 120 tied advisers, all dedicated to meeting the financial needs of our clients.


MiWayLife’s vision is to establish a world-class direct financial service business that seeks to:

  • offer its customers excellent service, superior value products, and fair treatment always;
  • be the employer of choice; and
  • be a good corporate citizen and play a meaningful role in the transformation of the Financial Services industry.


MiWayLife’s company culture embodies “Life Insurance reimagined” with a value-based focus on Professionalism, Freedom, Attitude, Energy and Accountability. We are a family of vibrant and energetic free-thinkers, constantly looking to innovate and turn the industry on its head.


What will you do?


This is a specialist role that manages operational risk and ensures compliance to legislation within the business by maintaining, monitoring and reporting on governances set.  Key responsibilities include;


• Understand and inform the business on relevant legislation impacting operations
• Collaboratively set KRI/metrics/targets for affected business processes with business process owners
• Maintenance and execute the Compliance Risk Management Plan
• Undertake monitoring and testing processes according to the CRMP utilising best practices to optimise efficiency (i.e.: automation)
• Report findings, communicate and manage exceptions with management
• Manage key stakeholder relationships
• Contribute to projects

What will make you successful in this role?


Qualification & experience

• Grade 12
• Qualification in auditing/commerce/law/business or risk management
• Risk management/compliance and governance experience
• 3-5 years’ experience in financial services environment
• Experience in developing systems of governance, KRI setting would be advantageous 

Knowledge and skills

• MS: Excel (Intermediate – Advanced), Word, PP, Outlook, Access
• Visio, or similar
• Interest in data analytics tools such as SQL/Python/ Linux
• ACL or similar audit tools
• BI tools


• MWL business operating model and processes
• Database management and analytics/data storage/transformation
• Regulatory compliance related to financial Services (POPIA, FICA, FAIS, PPR, Insurance Act, GOI, TCF etc).)
• Risk and governance management principles and practices
• Reporting
• Auditing processes
• Risk management systems
• Project management


Personal attributes

• Cultivates innovation
• Client focus
• Drives results
• Collaborates
• Flexibility and adaptability
• Ensures accountability
• Plans and aligns
• Optimizes work processes
• Communicates effectively
• Nimble learning


Build a successful career with us


We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Turnaround time


The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 


The closing date for all applications is Monday, 30th November 2020.


Our commitment to transformation


MiWayLife is committed to transformation and embracing diversity and our employment equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society as well as people with disabilities.

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