Thursday , December 7 2023


  • Full Time
  • Pretoria

Website Agricultural Research Council - ARC

Job Description:

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and foster innovation in support of the agricultural sector. It provides diagnostic, laboratory, analytical, agricultural engineering services, post-harvest technology development, agrochemical evaluation, consultation and advisory services, food processing technology services as well as various surveys and training interventions. Through its wider network of research institutes and experimental farms, the ARC provides a strong scientific base and a broadly distributed technology transfer capacity to the entire agricultural industry in South Africa.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert Compliance opinions to Group Executives; divisions and compliance committees,
  • Provide information and recommendations for enhancement of Compliance matters,
  • Develop and drive strategies to ensure compliance with laws, rules, agreements, practices and ethical standards applicable to the ARC businesses,
  • Create and sustain an ethical and compliance driven culture in the ARC through the identification, implementation and management of identified initiatives e.g. compliance training and awareness,
  • Review and analyse current regulatory requirements to determine applicability to the ARC and establish the ARC Regulatory Universe in consultation with relevant stakeholders,
  • Design standard operating procedures for compliance processes/procedures, analyse and validate existing protocols and/or recommend and implement necessary improvements,
  • Work with managers to ensure implementation of protocols by their respective teams; Advise organisation and portfolios on compliance matters, new compliance laws, obligations, and business transactions,
  • Provide a neutral and objective space for people to voice potential unethical behaviour, processes and practices,
  • Provide dedicated subject matter expertise to the entire organisation especially related to Business ethics, in liaison with the Business Ethics and Compliance,
  • Analyse ARC internal controls as part of interrogating risk mitigation activities in order to advise on the development of policies/procedures where there is a lack of adequate or effective controls,
  • Conduct compliance assessments,
  • Establishes and communicate and facilities the use of appropriate methodologies, tools and techniques to ensure that the ARC complies with laws and regulations.
  • Effectively promote and practice good Corporate Governance.
  • Compile a governance template, which will be reported to EMC, Audit and Risk Committee, Council on quarterly basis.
  • Assist the CEO by conducting investigations when required
  • Report to the CEO on findings investigations conducted.

Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in either Auditing/Finance/Management/Compliance/Law or equivalent. BCom Law or LLB,
  • 8 – 10 years’ relevant experience as a senior compliance advisor with a track record in the following:
    • Applying knowledge of compliance, corporate governance and ethics management discipline, standards and best practice in the workplace, Public sector compliance,
      • Operational planning and implementation,
      • Communication and engagement with senior executives,
      • Legislation applicable to Public Entities,
      • Understanding of public sector compliance requirements and relevant legislation,
      • Knowledge of compliance, corporate governance and ethics management,
    • Knowledge of organisational and government structures, applicable legislative and regulatory frameworks such as the Public Finance and Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations and guidelines,
    • Development of compliance management mitigation strategies. Knowledge of the compliance, ethics and governance standards, frameworks and King IV and strategic planning with due consideration of the Medium Term Strategic Framework government priorities,
    • Knowledge and experience relating to ethics and compliance management, combined assurance, business Continuity management, ethics, anti-corruption and fraud, as well as compliance.

Job Details:

Company: Agricultural Research Council – ARC

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria

Application Deadline: N/A


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