Country Compliance Officer (130514-4) in Lagos, Nigeria

at GlaxoSmithKline

Manufacturing / Production
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

•Working with business leaders, Global Compliance, Audit and Assurance, and other support functions to embed a values-based culture and accountability for compliance within the business in a way that supports the business unit and GSK strategies. 

•Ensuring an effective compliance program is established and internal controls are in place to support business compliant solutions 

•Supporting early and proactive identification of risks in all aspects of the Business’ strategy and activities. 

•Advising senior leaders in the business on risk associated with emerging business strategies and pragmatic options for risk mitigation.


Oversight (Risk Management, Compliance and Governance Framework)
•Sets minimum governance framework expectations and ensures effectiveness
•As the risk management process owner, ensures the Business Unit (BU) has an effective Risk Management and Compliance strategy.
•Drives the development of the local Risk Management and Compliance Board (RMCB) agenda and ensures appropriate visibility and mitigation of significant compliance-related issues (e.g audit outcomes investigations, compliance initiatives such as Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABAC).
•Supports the BU in driving a risk management culture
•Partners with the Leadership Team and the business and provides risk & compliance advice and expertise for business strategies and activities.

Training and Education
•Ensures that training and education is built in into the culture and practice in the business and escalates to management if this is not the case.
•Ensures roll out within the respective BU of training for GSK-wide Compliance initiatives (e.g., ABAC, Data Privacy) in partnership with the Policy Owner

•Works with the business to establish minimum expectations on monitoring (focusing on significant risks). 

•Supports, advises and reinforces communication on ethics and values, learning from mistakes and previous problems, and communication to units to avoid repetition of previous errors/breaches.

Responding to Detected Problems
•Responsible for investigations; may either lead or delegate as appropriate to other individuals outside of Compliance. In such case, sets minimum expectations / standards and provides oversight.

Discipline and Enforcement
•Collaborates with other departments to enable consistent input into disciplinary discussions.

Other activities - Audit
•Provides advice / input to Audit & Assurance in the development of their audit universe, annual audit program (schedule), and individual audit engagements


•A good first degree (preferably with background in Law, Business Admin, Finance)

•A post graduate degree in Business Administration, Law, Finance, or other applicable degree preferred

•At least 5 years experience in a similar role with a comparable organisation

•Demonstrated significant compliance and/or internal control experience in a global pharmaceutical, related healthcare organisation, or consultancy firm supporting healthcare clients.

•Strong analytical skills, conflict management, and business judgment 

•Strong problem diagnosis and solving skills with the ability to come up with creative and innovative solutions

•Willingness to understand business environment, to facilitate, educate and influence rather than impose.

•Ability to face and to drive changes in flexible way.

•Open mindedness, High flexibility and learning capabilities are required. 

•Ability to consult, negotiate and influence at a management leve

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