Compliance Risk Officer

Compliance · Lagos, Lagos (Remote)
Department Compliance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job Overview:

Duplo is a Lagos-based fintech startup that enables businesses in Africa to digitize their receivables and payables, reduce time-to-cash, lower transaction costs, and generate more revenue from their business customers.

We want to make B2B payments as simple as P2P payment apps. Most business payments in Africa are made offline….yikes. We are on a mission to transform this. We are backed by top investors including Tribe Capital, Commerce Ventures, Liquid2 Ventures, Basecamp Fund, Soma Capital, YCombintaor, Oui Capital, and others.

This is a unique opportunity. You'll have the responsibility and resources to take a significant part in the creation of a paradigm-changing product that will impact millions.

As our Compliance Risk Officer, your primary responsibility will be to act as an ambassador for Duplo’s compliance culture and standards demonstrating the highest standards of compliance behavior and raising awareness of regulatory requirements and compliance policies. As well as to provide an advisory role for regulatory aspects across the business, ensuring best practice and adherence to Duplo’s compliance and regulatory policies and procedures.


  • Complete KYC/DDF quality assurance for our Nigerian merchants and vendors.
  • Maintain regulatory licenses for Nigeria
  • Build relationships with regulatory bodies including liaising, reporting and filling.
  • Lead related audits and own remediation of any audit findings.
  • Ensure Duplo operations in Nigeria is in compliance with all regulatory obligation including schemes/acquiring bank rules.
  • Build trust with Duplo’s Nigeria regulators, acquiring banks and card/payment schemes.
  • Manage and coordinate meaningful reporting internally and externally, respond to information requests and proactively communicate regulatory changes and notifiable events.
  • Review and test Duplo’s risk and compliance programs and processes. 
  • Identify gaps and take ownership of resolution.
  • Act as the in-country Nigeria Money Laundering Reporting Office taking responsibility for AML and Financial Crime compliance
  • Support and advise the Nigerian business leads on compliance matters
  • Develop, implement and maintain Business Continuity plans for the Nigerian Market
  • Provide support for completing externally accredited quality management systems such as ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 22301:2012 – assist during the management review and particularly the review of the internal audit reporting system.
  • Maintain an up-to-date high level of knowledge and understanding of internal policies and procedures, including ‘Compliance’, ‘Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating Terrorist Financing’, ‘Financial Crime’, ‘Customer Due Diligence’, ‘Treating Customers Fairly’, ‘Complaints Management’, ‘Client Assets’, ‘Anti-Bribery and Corruption’, ‘Conflicts of Interest’, ‘Market Abuse and Personal Dealing’, ‘Gifts, Benefits and Entertainment.


  • 3 to 6  years experience in compliance and/or risk functions in the financial services industry, preferably in fintech/payments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly analytical individual who pays strong attention to details

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    Lagos, Lagos (Remote)
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