Senior Compliance Officer

Apollo Agriculture

Apollo Agriculture

Software Engineering, Legal
Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023
About Apollo Agriculture
Apollo Agriculture is the commercial farming platform that helps small-scale farmers maximize their profits. Apollo’s ML-powered credit models and automated operations technology unlock the massive, untapped small-scale farming market, starting in Kenya. With optimized financing, high-quality farm products, and digital advice, Apollo farmers are already more than doubling their farm profitability. Apollo’s team brings together technology, credit and operations experience from The Climate Corporation (acquired for USD $1 Billion), Google, Capital One and One Acre Fund. We value evangelical pursuit of mission with a pragmatic approach, humility in the face of challenge, active discussion of disagreements, and considerate listening.
About the Role
We're seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented and experienced compliance professional to join our team as Senior Compliance Officer. As a Senior Compliance Officer at Apollo, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring our organization's adherence to all relevant laws, regulations, and contractual obligations. Your primary responsibility will be to monitor and oversee our company-wide compliance efforts, mitigating risks, and fostering a culture of ethics and accountability.
If you're excited about the details and seeking an opportunity to have a lasting impact in a fast-growing fintech, then this is the right opportunity for you!
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Management: Reports to the Chief Financial Officer


  • Ensuring company-wide compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and contractual obligations.
  • 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.
  • 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 external legal counsel and the CFO to 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.
  • Draft and review contracts, agreements, and other legal documents and liaise with external legal counsel as required.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a business, legal or related field
  • 3-5 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!