Compliance Lead East Africa, Nigeria and Ghana

At Roche, we believe it’s urgent to deliver medical solutions right now – even as we develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives and we are fearless in both decision and action. And we believe that good business means a better world.

We are opening an opportunity for a Compliance Lead Central and East Africa, with the flexibility of location in Kenya, Nigeria or Ghana (possible 6-12 months assignment with remote location). Compliance Lead will support affiliates in their business activities, in close collaboration with Compliance Officers network and Healthcare Compliance Contacts. You are expected to enable affiliates to continuously improve their integrity mindset and patient-centric focus. In partnership with leadership teams you will support compliance oversight and continuously assist the improvement of the compliance program in your area or responsibility.

Your main accountabilities

Support development of the compliance framework and foster a culture of integrity and ethical business practices, consistent with the Roche values and external requirements
Support the development of compliance professionals across the area, facilitating business-enabling advise
Anticipate business needs, provide business-enabling advice and shape opportunities
Support the implementation of global policies and directives, initiatives and support local SOP/process development, striving for simplification
Advise all staff regarding compliance obligations, risks, proactive risk management strategies, actual or potential compliance-related matters, investigation and resolution of issues, as well as corrective actions
Support collaboration with the management to perpetuate a “tone at the top” and “middle” that reflects the company’s commitment to ethical and legal business conduct as well as compliance with the letter and spirit of the law and global policies
Take accountability of the overall governance model of the organizations, which assures alignments across all compliance functions.

Your key activities

Continuous Learning
Develop a comprehensive understanding of the products, initiatives, priorities and goals of the business.
Identify risks to sustainable business growth.
People/LeadershipShare your own knowledge and insights with the team and network.
Exemplify and role model a business- and solution oriented compliance approach, adding value to the company.
Exemplify and role model the Roche leadership commitments.
Manage relationships and stakeholders, strengthen alignments and collaborations.

Support to affiliates

Support identification, offer and, as requested, deliverance of support to affiliates. Among others, this is supposed to be done through agreed means, such as:
Materials (e.g. local/ regional guidance or SOPs, training materials)
Services (e.g. trainings, monitoring, risks assessment)
Facilitate working groups and forums on healthcare related topics
Help and advice on healthcare question


Support analysis of general trends and healthcare effectiveness. Support analysis of and report on divisional compliance status, using existing metrics and data.
Support gaining of overview over all healthcare requirements.
Support setting and simplification, harmonization and improvement of standards as appropriate (guidance, directives SOPs etc.).
Establish and facilitate appropriate forums and processes to fulfill accountabilities.
Support development and provision of effective means and materials to educate and train pharma management, staff and collaborating parties on healthcare.
Support tracking of training
Who you are


You hold a university degree or equivalent competency level.
Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills. Ability to precisely articulate and differentiate, express appropriately.
You identify and manage complexity through the ability to quickly understand and analyze facts and situations
You have strong influencing skills
You have high ethical and integrity standards


Profound expertise in compliance management, ideally as responsible Compliance Officer; 5 years plus.
Proven business experience.
Solid experience in change management and managing complex projects.
You are experienced in leading people.


Understanding of business conduct, system environment and culture.
Understanding of the healthcare industry.
Understanding of markets and corresponding access, commercial and medical approach.


You represent leadership commitments, giving clear direction.
Excellent active listening skills, fostering open communication and speak-up culture.
Good sense for pragmatism in approach. Analytical and systematic in thinking, with good understanding and handling of diversity in the Region.
Can-do” attitude, embracing business-thinking and -ideas, hands-on.
Encouraging collaboration, creating a sense of collaboration and network throughout the affiliates, compliance network and with the global teams.
You’re able to partner amicably with stakeholders, fostering good collaboration.
Ability to establish common ground, balance out conflicting interests and reach consensus.
Are you ready to apply? We want someone who thinks beyond the job offered – someone who knows that this position can be a rare springboard to many other opportunities at Roche.


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About Roche Kenya

Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare - a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. Founded in 1896, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. The company also aims for improving patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders. Twenty-nine medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines. Roche has been recognised as the Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology; Life Sciences Industry eight years in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2016 employed more than 94,000 people worldwide. In 2016, Roche invested CHF 9.9 billion in R&D and posted sales of CHF 50.6 billion. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan.