Senior Counsel, Compliance, Sub Saharan Africa

Uber - Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Senior Counsel, Compliance, Sub Saharan Africa

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

Senior Counsel, Compliance Sub Saharan Africa

Uber is changing the way the world thinks about transportation. We are building technology people use everyday. Whether it's heading home from work, getting a meal delivered from a favourite restaurant, or a way to earn extra income, Uber is becoming part of the fabric of daily life.

We're making cities safer, smarter, and more connected. And we're doing it at a global scale-energizing local economies and bringing opportunity to millions of people around the world.

We are currently searching for a Sr. Counsel, Compliance Sub Saharan Africa who will continue the work of building a world-class compliance program for all of Uber. This is a great opportunity to join a growing team and to work on cutting edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment. This position reports to the Director Compliance EMEA, and is based in Johannesburg. Do you want to bring your expertise to Uber? Read on...


  • Work directly with Uber’s Director Compliance EMEA, to execute an effective compliance program, including providing ME employees with clear policies and procedures

  • Provide effective and practical compliance counselling and advice in the areas of anti-corruption, conflicts of interest, competitive intelligence and other areas of business conduct
  • Work with the regional compliance resources and Internal Audit to assess anti-corruption risks in the Sub Saharan Africa region, and lead efforts to address those risks in collaboration with regional Legal and Compliance colleagues

  • Collaborate with other leaders on cross-functional initiatives that focus on the mitigation of compliance risks

  • Help us innovate our Compliance program by leveraging Uber’s talent and resources to develop cutting edge Compliance solutions
  • Develop and deliver high-impact, awareness campaigns that are appealing to the Uber population in Sub Saharan Africa
  • Develop training materials and deliver live compliance trainings that demonstrate local relevance, in conjunction with EMEA Director and training specialists based at HQ, education. Monitor the training progress for internal clients (including both e-learning courses and live training sessions)

  • Support with internal investigations of alleged misconduct, including asserted violations of Uber’s Business Conduct Guide, company policies or the law.


The perfect candidate is passionate about “doing the right thing” whilst adhering to a risk-based compliance approach. He or she knows how to spark others to become just as dedicated to our mission during live trainings and conversations. Furthermore, the ideal candidate has:

  • A minimum of 4+ years of experience as a Compliance professional, preferably in a regulated industry.

  • A degree in law, economics, business administration or similar is required however candidates with a different but relevant background are more than welcome to apply.
  • Substantial experience with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and comparable anti-corruption laws and regulations; international competition laws and regulations; global data privacy laws; and familiarity with political contribution and government pay to play rules
  • Experience with the counselling of business leaders to navigate Compliance risks

  • Superior analytical skills, mature judgment and innovative thinking
  • Proven to be a dynamic and resilient individual with the demonstrated ability to make decisions and influence, persuade and build consensus in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated effectiveness operating in complex organizational environments and self-starter qualities
  • Experience with conducting compliance-related investigations, either in-house, with the government or at a global law firm. Experience conducting international investigations is preferred
  • Unquestioned integrity and ethics in business and personal conduct
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills to inspire and influence employees at every level to embrace compliance initiatives
  • Is able and willing to travel internationally
  • Speaks Arabic and English fluently

Uber is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Uber does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.


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