CMA Investigations Officers Jobs in Kenya

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) is a statutory agency charged
with the responsibility of regulating and developing an efficient
capital market in Kenya. 
The Authority invites
applications from dynamic, goal – oriented, high performers, with strong
problem – solving skills for the following positions:
Investigations Officer
Ref: HCA/IO/3/2016
2 Posts

Reporting to the Assistant Manager Investigations the selected candidate will be responsible for;

  • Receiving complaints from investors and other stakeholders, and identify other market issues requiring investigation;
  • Investigating complaints/issues identified to completion – including obtaining relevant evidence to support investigation findings;
  • Formulation of investigations plans on complex investigations, identification of the various stakeholders who are affected and require to be informed and involved on the matter under review. Release of Authority letters and site visits to retrieve important documents and information;
  • Preparing and reviewing of investigation reports, monthly and quarterly updates to management and to The Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ);
  • Identification of operational and management gaps in the investigations department and making proposals on improvements to strengthen investor protection and market efficiency;
  • Membership in ad-hoc Authority committees to meet the Authority’s mission and vision and the strategic attainment of the performance contracting obligation with the National Treasury;
  • Actively engaging with the Police Unit (Capital Markets Authority Fraud Investigations Unit) and all other departments within the Authority to enhance service delivery;
  • Organising training sessions for the Authority staff and market participants on fraud awareness and emerging trends in fraud through seminars, presentations etc. Training and inducting peer investigators and new staff to the department;
  • Receiving and reviewing information on illegal operations of unlicensed market intermediaries, carry out background checks and site visits, issue cease and desist letters;
  • Undertaking any other responsibilities assigned.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Finance, Commerce, Criminology or any other related field;
  • Two (2) years relevant work experience.
  • Professional qualification (CFE, CISA, or equivalent) and membership to relevant professional body are an added advantage.
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Sound understanding of potential capital markets fraud schemes and the Capital Markets Regulatory Frame work;
  • Strong presentation and communication skills including ability to write reports;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team;
  • Organization and analytical skills.
How to Apply
Go to CMA Erecruitment Portal HERE to apply online

Online applications through the E- recruitment should be received on or before March 31, 2016.

Only online applications will be considered.
Note: Please upload a CV and one page Cover Letter only at this stage. 
No certificates or other testimonials will be required until interview
Capital Markets Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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