EKVITA law firm (Azerbaijan) is looking for a compliance manager/lawyer

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify, analyze and monitor potential key Compliance and/regulatory risks, potential conflicts of interests and other Compliance challenges.
  • Manage projects that relate to regulatory developments, supervisory activities, or strategic initiatives.
  • Oversee, coordinate and handle day-to-day Compliance tasks, such as Compliance training, Compliance monitoring/surveillance and investigations process where appropriate.
  • Develop and conduct Compliance workshops and trainings for employees.
  • Keep senior management informed and assist with preparing Compliance reports on a regular basis.
  • Liaise with senior management, board members, external stakeholders, business associations, etc. on relevant Compliance matters.
  • Draft, review, negotiate and finalize Compliance related documents on various practice areas.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor degree is must
  • Master’s degree is an asset. Ideal candidate would have a master degree from a foreign university
  • Preferably 3-5 years of Compliance experience in a company with diverse set of activities (ideal candidatewould have five to seven years of compliance related experience)
  • Have extensive knowledge of international instruments and standards on Compliance: US FCPA, UK Bribery Act, OECD Bribery Convention, ISO Standards on anti-bribery management systems etc.);
  • Experience on working with internal compliance policies such as Code of Conduct and Ethics, ABC Policy, Conflict of Interest Policy, Procurement Policy etc.
  • Working knowledge of implementing compliance due diligence including but not limited to Client and Third Party Verification, Risk assessment etc.

Communication Skills

  • Effective listener – able to listen carefully and comprehend all given instructions;
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills – able to express ideas concisely, unambiguously and consistently.

Analytical Skills

  • Excellent demonstrated analytical skills; able to spot legal issues and risks in a given transaction;
  • Ability and maturity to make independent judgment;
  • Ability to do comprehensive legal research independently or with minimal supervision.

Core Skills and Competencies

  • A person with the right attitude, ambitious but with realistic in expectations
  • High ethical and professional standards
  • Ability to meet the tight deadlines and to work hard when necessary
  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken); Russian would be an asset
  • Effective computer literacy
  • Ability to plan and organize work unsupervised
  • Excellent team-player, respect and support fellow colleagues
  • Able to work directly with clients with minor supervision

Pay and Benefits

  • Competitive salary will be offered to a good candidate based on skills and experience
  • Stable, reliable, stress-free & friendly work environment
  • Full medical insurance at a reputable insurance company will be provided after probation
  • Good training opportunities both locally and overseas
  • Interest-free long term loans may also be provided


  • Potential employer is EKVITA LLC
  • Position requires relocation (workplace is Baku office)

Interested candidates are requested to submit their resumes to hr@ekvita.com by 15 December 2019.

Only candidates who noted vacancy name in the subject line (Compliance Manager/Compliance Lawyer) will be considered.


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