Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer

  • Employee List
  • Staff Operations and Administration
  • Cape Town

About Us

TooMuchWifi is a leading provider of fast, reliable and affordable internet connectivity to aspirational communities in South Africa.  We are a fast-growing company with a great culture which encapsulates our 5 values - Accountability, Kindness, Integrity, Timeliness and Hardwork.  

We care deeply about our dedicated, hardworking team and the communities we serve.  

Our purpose, mission and social impact drive and inspire us every day. 

Our working environment is colourful, fun,collaborative and kind.  We have come a long way and have amazing stories to tell!  

Our ocean facing head office is located in Paarden Eiland, Cape Town with beautiful views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and sunsets.  Just one of the perks worth mentioning plus:

  • Health insurance / medical aid
  • Life cover and other risk benefits
  • Cool welcome packs for new employees
  • Casual Fridays
  • Wellness days
  • Soccer club
  • Culture club

What we are looking for

An experienced Risk and Compliance professional who is passionate about governance, risk management, compliance, applicable laws and policies.  The successful candidate will be strong in legal and compliance management, providing expert advice and guidance on relevant matters, developing effective risk and compliance management frameworks, and implementing relevant processes.

About the role

The Risk and Compliance Officer reports directly to the VP of Staff Operations and Company Administration and is responsible for managing all risk and compliance requirements, and provides guidance and support with legal matters.

What you will be doing

  • Obtain a good understanding of the internal and external environment of the company, including strategic goals, to identify, assess and analyse all risk exposures to the company.
  • Develop and implement risk indicators to act as early warning triggers for events that may occur or risks that are not managed within defined thresholds.
  • Develop and implement an Enterprise Risk Management Framework (ERMF), identify and assess controls, set risk appetite, and create a risk register.
  • Arrange and facilitate risk assessment programs for all departments.
  • Monitor, investigate and report all operational risk events including any safety and security incidents.
  • Review all company policies and develop new policies where necessary.  Ensure all policies are properly implemented and relevant procedures are monitored.
  • Ensure all compliance requirements have been implemented with specific focus on POPIA, PAIA, OHS, AML and relevant industry regulations.
  • Monitor ICASA licence applications and relevant requirements.
  • Support the VP with preparing resolutions.
  • Review all company processes and procedures, and identify all risks, gaps and vulnerabilities.
  • Review all existing and new agreements, terms and conditions, contracts and other legal documents.  Identify risk exposures and provide management with guidance and recommendations where required.
  • Conduct ongoing research to stay up to date with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards pertaining to legal, compliance and risk management.
  • Consult and work closely with external legal counsel, auditors, and regulatory authorities when necessary. 
  • Support the CEO and VP with developing and implementing an ESG strategy and policy. 
  • Manage the Business Continuity Planning (BCP) process to ensure the company’s readiness to continue operating during and after business disruptions.

Minimum requirements (qualifications, skills and experience, other)

  • University degree in Audit, Risk or Compliance Management, or LLB.  Relevant postgraduate studies will be advantageous.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in risk management.  Experience in the telecoms and technology industries will be advantageous.
  • Proven track record developing and implementing effective governance, risk and compliance requirements.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • High ethical standards and integrity is essential. 
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and capable of working with all levels within the organisation and external stakeholders.