Head, Government Relations and Compliance

Job Description

  • Lagos

QuickCheck - Seedstars Nigeria

QuickCheck is a fast-growing Fintech building the leading mobile bank for Nigeria.  A large portion of the Nigerian population has no access to proper banking services. We leverage artificial intelligence to build an intelligent product, which wants to be much more than just another neo-bank in Africa.
Our app-based solution has been downloaded by 1.5 Million people and has processed over 3.5 Million micro-credit applications. A Dream Team of 100+ people hustles everyday between Nigeria and Portugal to make our crazy vision a reality – and won’t rest until our app is in the hands of millions.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Head, Government Relations and Compliance
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time
Level: Experienced
About the Job

The Head of Government Relations is responsible for supporting the engagement with the Government and the regulatory environment for QuickCheck through thought leadership and trusted advice to the compliance and management team.
The role supports the engagement with governments and helps to inform of political, legislative and regulatory developments; assesses the impact of potential actions on QuickCheck and its customers.

Primary Responsibilities

Ensuring effective oversight of Nigeria’s compliance arrangements as it enters Nigeria.
Proactively build and maintain relationships with all key regulatory stakeholders in the Nigerian banking/fintech sector (CBN, NITDA, NOTAP, FCCPC, EFCC, ICPC, associations, …)
Be the front face in the market for QuickCheck’s regulatory and compliance aspects, exercising diplomacy while defending the company interests
Map and manage compliance-related risks within the business
Develop and establish of the local policies and processes, according to regulatory requirements
Coordinate and roll out training & awareness across key areas under the financial crime umbrella as well as conduct in developing a strong compliance culture
Monitoring & Reporting to give assurance as to the second line of defense
Research and monitor activities of government regulators within and outside the financial industry that could affect the organization
Keep the Management updated on relevant AML regulations in the Fintech space
Anticipate policy directions that could affect any of the business verticals and proactively inform business heads to create workarounds.


Minimum of 5 years cognate experience in similar position
Strong knowledge of regulatory frameworks across financial services
In depth knowledge of  financial crime and regulatory compliance
Previous experience in dealing with regulators including the Financial Conduct Authority and other external stakeholders/law enforcement
Effective and comfortable in dealing with and liaising with a range of internal stakeholders across the business
Previous experience in scaling up and working for a start-up in a fast-paced Fintech environment
In depth Experience in implementing compliance frameworks that are scaling globally
Strong communication skills, coupled with being a strong influencer with diplomacy, relationship & change manager.

Benefits and Perks

Be part of an international team
Modern and cool office, Silicon Valley style 😎
High degree of autonomy, flat hierarchy, open communication and get shit done attitude
Pension, life and health insurance schemes
Flexible working hours
Possibility of hybrid working mode (office vs. remote) depending on the role.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Note: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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