Risk and Compliance Analyst – Doha

A Major International Law firm is looking for an experienced Risk and Compliance analyst to join their Global risk and compliance function. In this role, you will focus on their Qatar and other Middle East offices, and you will work closely with a member of the team that is based out of the Dubai office.

Role Responsibilities:

  • AML/CTF: Understanding all relevant internal and external rules, regulations and procedures, guidance and best practice, including both Dubai and Doha laws/regulations.
  • Ensuring AML record keeping and administration tasks are performed to a high standard, and with detailed care and attention.
  • Performing new business intake tasks in the Dubai/Doha offices including carrying out CDD and AML database checks using various databases and screening tools.
  • Undertaking research on new and existing (including high risk) clients and matters using research tools including analysis of constitutional documents, organisational structure charts and advising whether additional CDD is required.
  • Undertaking and drafting detailed risk assessments for Lawyers analysing relevant client and matter risks including identifying high risk factors, CDD/EDD steps undertaken, adverse media screening checks, source of wealth and funds analysis, and ancillary information.
  • Assisting with transactional activities/investigations and liaise with Dubai/Doha accounts and billing teams.
  • Liaising with Lawyers and other colleagues globally in relation to Dubai/Doha AML/KYC requirements and client on-boarding.
  • Undertaking monitoring of the Firm’s clients in compliance with ongoing monitoring obligations, and monitor risk assessment processes.
  • Assisting in the preparation for internal and external audits of the Firm’s AML/KYC and related compliance procedures.
  • Assisting in financial and regulatory periodic reporting to Dubai and Doha based regulators and authorities.
  • Assisting in the ongoing maintenance of high risk and PEP registers.
  • Assisting with Risk and Compliance training for all new joiners, specific training for fee earners and secretaries, and annual AML/KYC training for the Firm’s staff.
  • Assisting in advising billing, credit and accounts team and Lawyers on third party payments and additional billing/funds queries.
  • Analysing/investigating internal reports of potential suspicious activity and advise management, submitting suspicious activity reports.

Experience required:

  • Minimum of two years’ risk and compliance or relevant experience at an international law firm.
  • Experience liaising with secretaries and Lawyers in relation to compliance issues arising on matters.
  • Good knowledge of AML, CTF and sanction laws and regulations and other compliance related legislation essential.
  • Ideally, knowledge of specific Dubai and Doha regulations and related legislation, as well as the workings of the relevant Dubai and Doha regulators and authorities.
  • Attention to detail; a self-starter with ability to prioritise assignments, use initiative, make decisions, take responsibility, and communicate with good interpersonal skills to personnel at all levels.
  • Professional attitude with an ability to meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer literate, and able to utilise spreadsheet technology to achieve the key task areas.


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Law, Business or other related degree)
  • Certified Anti Money Laundering qualification desirable  (ACAMS/ICA etc.)

Salary expectation is 24,000 -28,000 QAR per month, plus standard benefits ($65,000 -$90,000 USD, annually). Please note that there could be a small amount of flexibility for the right candidate.

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