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Financial Crime Specialist (Fintech,Cryptocurrency)

Our client is an American-based company that is expanding globally by being one of the first movers to bring cryptocurrency to Africa and the Middle East at large. Their mission is to make cryptocurrency/blockchain and other FinTech services more accessible, and affordable, than ever before. Our client’s vision strives to form a committed team of forward-thinkers who collectively create a supportive, welcoming and highly innovative environment for all.

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Financial Crime Specialist Fintech/Cryptocurrency

Job Type: Full Time | Remote

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  • Any combination of relevant education and experience and/or related professional designations/certifications (CAMS, CFE, Audit) in this field is highly desirable.
  • Minimum Required: Post-secondary degree in Compliance, Risk, Finance, Legal or equivalent combination of educational and work experience.
  • Fluent English, French and Arabic are beneficial and a combination of local languages are essential for this role, as is a willingness to travel across your assigned region as necessary.
  • 5-7 years of work experience within the financial services industry, law enforcement /regulatory or cryptocurrency/fintech industry.
  • Working knowledge of Bank Secrecy Act and AML Regulations, USA Patriot Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
  • Ability to operate multi-nationally with internal business partners and external partners/third party vendors.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed and remote environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of remittance or cryptocurrency type business practices, organizational structure and general policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft clear and professional correspondence, reports and other documents of a legal, compliance and business nature.
  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately work with confidential information.
  • Ability to facilitate the collection of information through interviews, meetings etc.
  • Ability to articulate and convey complex, conceptual information to various audiences verbally and in writing.
  • Experience communicating with regulators and law enforcement agencies.
  • Experience in public speaking and making clear and persuasive business presentations.
  • Excellent demonstrated organizational skills, including time management, record keeping, self-scheduling, and follow-up.
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to act independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.


  • Support the execution and ongoing improvement of the hybrid Compliance and Anti-Fraud programs (encompassing fiat and cryptocurrency), CRMP, principles, standards, policy, and oversight expectations within assigned territory.
  • Provide second line support and challenge to the business during onboarding and ongoing oversight of new Outsourced Service Providers.
  • Providing advice to ensure internal processes and procedures are updated to reflect regulatory requirements.
  • Advice on policy or procedural changes required to incorporate the identified changes.
  • Ensure the policies remain fit for purpose and appropriate for the changing regulatory and business environments.
  • Provide guidance to the financial crime team and when required to aid wider team objectives.
  • Ensure that key Financial Crime regulatory issues are reported to the Financial Crime Manager with options and recommendations analyzed to facilitate reporting to senior management.
  • Assist in the design and provision of training to all bank staff.
  • Monitoring of transactions (including OTC) and escalation of any exceptions.
  • Undertake other tasks as and when reasonably required.
  • Ensures the Global Compliance program is maintained and relevant.
  • Consults with internal and external experts (legal, engineering, client services, product development, law enforcement, partners) to identify risks, best practice and expectations.
  • Analyses internal and external information to gain additional intelligence regarding emerging risks in fiat money and cryptocurrency .
  • Provides guidance and support to the Regional business and engineering through participation in new product/service or channel projects.
  • Provides support for Third Party Vendor due diligence and Compliance Review activities.
  • Provides guidance, policy interpretation and support to Partners within the region.
  • Actively participates in management discussions on risk and participates in governance and risk committee meetings as appropriate.
  • Facilitates internal audit, independent audit and regulatory queries and duties.

If you are interested, please send your CV to or apply via our website! I look forward to hearing from you! ———- Black Pen Recruitment is a global recruitment agency that targets European, African and American Markets with headquarters based in Malta (Europe) and Cape Town (South Africa).

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