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Pesapal Tanzania Hiring Risk Officer

Pesapal Tanzania Hiring Risk Officer

Pesapal Tanzania is in search of a Risk Officer to join our team, presenting an exciting opportunity to contribute to the organization’s growth and success in a dynamic environment.

Vacancy: Risk Officer at Pesapal Tanzania 2024

EF: HR/001-02-28


Pesapal Tanzania facilitates simple, safe, and secure payments for individuals and businesses in Africa. Our vision at Pesapal is to empower Africa with access to affordable, convenient, and secure digital financial services, fostering sustainable growth.

Position Title RISK OFFICER
Number of Vacancy 1 (ONE)

Job Summary:

As a Risk Officer, you will play a vital role in addressing daily requests for fraud checks on transactions and providing administrative support to minimize the use of fraudulent cards. This involves monitoring and investigating suspicious activity, processing card cancellations, reissues, account holds, and releases.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Operational and Risk Support
  • Provide support and advice to relevant business units for enhancing the risk assessment and risk management framework.
  • Assist in reviewing the efficiency and relevance of the company’s internal financial/non-financial controls and risk management systems.
  • Conduct necessary fraud checks, responding to related questions and discussions promptly.
  • Monitor fraud check requests daily, ensuring timely addressing of all questions and pursuit of outgoing messages requiring a response.
  • Review new merchant requests for settlement, ensuring minimal errors or omissions and identifying issues that need more detailed responses on specific transactions.
  • Monitor new client/matter and change process requests to ensure timely progress of new business intake request forms.
  • Upload critical documents, such as signed copies of engagement letters, to the conflicts database.

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  1. Review and Analyze Transactions
  • Review fraud filter alerts, process alerts, record and escalate issues, and notify relevant parties of fraudulent activity.
  • Process cancellations and reissue requests, update status in related systems, and track orders.
  • Initiate effective communications with customers, financial institutions, and cardholders for verification and chargeback handling.
  • Daily review and disposition of transactions flagged for investigation.
  • Daily processing and documentation of chargebacks.
  • Identify, document, and communicate detected fraud trends, suspicious transaction characteristics, and patterns.
  • Take appropriate action to identify and minimize the risk posed by fraud patterns and trends.
  • Collaborate with customer service to address inquiries regarding investigations.
  • Manage and respond to escalations from internal and external parties with urgency and effective communication.
  • Adhere strictly to security protocols regarding company and customer data and related communications.
  1. Reporting
  • Generate reports on identified high-risk and potentially fraudulent accounts and/or transactions.
  • Make recommendations for new rules and updates to mitigate fraud patterns.
  • Prepare a chargebacks analysis report.

Education/Experience Needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related fields.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ proven experience as a risk personnel or in a similar role, preferably in the financial services industry.

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of accepted accounting principles and practices, QuickBooks, ERP, Global card processing systems.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, good time management, organization, and honesty.
  • MS Office proficiency.
  • Fluency in verbal and written English.

Submission of Applications:

For the latest Risk Officer jobs vacancy at Pesapal Tanzania Interested applicants for the position should submit ONLY their C.V. and an application letter to, to be received by Monday, March 11th, 2024. Certificates and testimonials need NOT be attached.

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