Compliance Officer

Apollo Agriculture

Apollo Agriculture

Software Engineering, Legal
Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2023
About Apollo Agriculture:
Apollo Agriculture is a tech-enabled commercial farming platform that helps small-scale farmers maximize their profits. We provide optimized financing, high-quality farm products, and digital advice. Our mission is to ensure that small-scale farmers are able to unlock the economic value of their land, and in turn, boost their incomes while feeding a growing continent. Apollo Agriculture has emerged as Africa’s leading agricultural fintech, growing our revenue 10x since our Series A. We now have our capable teams spread across our offices in Nairobi, Amsterdam and Bangalore, and are helping our farmers increase their profitability 2-3x. Having recently closed our $40M Series B financing, we are focused on expanding geographically, enhancing our products and technology, and continuing to build our world-class team.
About the Role: Apollo is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Compliance Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring company-wide compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and contractual obligations. The Compliance Officer will also serve as Apollo's money laundering reporting officer, responsible for ensuring compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) regulations. The Compliance Officer will develop and refine Apollo's AML policies in line with evolving regulations and statutory obligations. As a Compliance Officer, you will be tasked with implementing data protection strategies, building a culture of compliance across Apollo while at the same time ensuring that compliance efforts do not hinder our business' innovation and agility.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced compliance professional to help build the compliance function of a fast-growing business.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring company-wide compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and contractual obligations.
  • Act as a strategic partner to Apollo's business - ensure compliance efforts do not affect business innovation and agility
  • Develop a compliance culture across the organization by working closely with management & staff
  • Owning the further development, implementation, and maintenance of Apollo’s comprehensive compliance program, addressing measures relating to anti-money laundering, counter terrorist financing, anti-bribery and corruption, and data protection, among others.
  • Project managing the development of a comprehensive compliance risk assessment framework, coordinating closely with the CFO and external legal counsel.
  • Resolve compliance issues as they arise, while also anticipating & mitigating future challenges
  • Developing and delivering comprehensive information to senior management on compliance matters. Coordinating with senior management to determine compliance reporting metrics and develop a system to track them.
  • Working closely with legal counsel and the CFO t0 design and implement an ongoing AML/KYC/DAP training program for Apollo employees.
  • Ensuring up-to-date documentation of all compliance related documents, policies and procedures.
  • Working across Apollo to ensure that compliance policies are adhered to and partnering with teams to improve the implementation of compliance policies, where necessary
  • Conducting compliance audits to ensure adherence to the company’s compliance program.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a business, legal or related field
  • 3-7 years of work experience. A paralegal background or experience working in a law firm or regulated institution is an added advantage.
  • Additional compliance-related certifications, including training in anti-corruption, fraud prevention or similar are an advantage
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • A high degree of integrity and responsibility
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English


  • Are a collaborative team of smart and ambitious people who are dedicated to serving our customers.
  • Make magic happen to solve hard problems and always come with solutions when challenges arise.
  • Are comfortable taking risks that can result in radical scale, and understand that failures are opportunities to learn and improve.
  • Are considerate listeners and take the time to deeply understand and seek out ideas from the people around us, even when we disagree.
  • Offer a dynamic environment that fosters talent, collaboration and growth.
  • Take pride in our work and share the responsibility to see it through from conception to deployment.
  • Back up our talk with a competitive compensation and benefits package and challenging projects.
  • Value autonomy, honesty, transparency, and respect.
  • Are excited to hear from you!