Training Compliance Manager

  • Competitive
  • Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing energy firm as a Compliance Manager in a role that will work extremely closely with the Chief Compliance Officer to design and build the training compliance programme.

Main Responsibilities

  • Hold strong business relationships/partnerships with various stakeholders of the compliance training and communications strategy (including but not limited to Communications, Operations, IT, HR and external third parties) to ensure delivery of the compliance training and communications programme.
  • Work closely with various stakeholders to identify The Company's compliance training and communications needs.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders including suppliers to develop and deliver appropriate training and communications material.
  • Develop a methodology for maintaining training and communications records and criteria to measure effectiveness of the training and communications plan.
  • Manage the design, implementation and roll out of effective Compliance systems, tools and processes, including the conflict of interest and gifts and entertainment systems and annual declaration process.
  • Develop appropriate reporting tools to track metrics relating to training and communications, conflict of interest, gifts and entertainment and the annual declaration process.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate Group policies, standards or procedures governing compliance training and communications, systems and processes.
  • Act as Compliance focal point for allocated business unit(s), including working with the relevant business unit head closely on compliance related matters, to foster collaboration and understanding between the compliance department and the business.
  • Be a point of escalation for direct report in relation to each of the elements of the compliance programme managed by the team and support direct report’s development.
  • Support and provide input into projects managed by other members of the senior compliance management team as required especially the Investigations Team by managing a number of high-risk investigations


  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Finance, Business or Economics.
  • Strong understanding of The Company's Business Units and operations.
  • Working knowledge of the Compliance discipline, particularly in relation to the delivery of robust Compliance programmes.
  • Critical judgement/analytical skills and ability to quickly identify and understand compliance risks.
  • Conscientious and methodical with excellent attention to detail, highly organised and capable of managing conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to interact and influence discussions with the business and functions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate across all levels with internal and external stakeholders such as clients, compliance service providers and The Company's employees.
  • Excellent presentation and listening skills.
  • Outgoing, excellent team building skills, ability to maintain confidentiality and objectivity.
  • Proactively coaches/mentors colleagues within the compliance department and across the wider business.
  • Experience in working alongside a team of professionals with diverse competencies and experience (e.g. Accountants, Internal Auditors, Engineers, Lawyers, Finance, etc.)
  • Experience of working with different geographies and in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience in dealing with third parties’ providers of compliance related services.
  • Understanding of the business risks and the internal control environment of The Company's .
  • Fully competent with The Company's Management and Leadership Behaviours at Manager level.
  • 7-12 years of experience in Risk Management, Auditing or Compliance.
  • Oil and gas experience preferred.

The Leonid Group Corporate Governance is a talent acquisition consultancy that specialises in the placement of Legal, Compliance, Trade Compliance & Ethics professionals on an international scale across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Legal and compliance are both global, with teams worldwide, and our network reflects this. We work with multinational corporations to help structure their departments with the best people, from the Global Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel to the Compliance Analyst and Trade Compliance Specialist.


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