CMA Kenya Surveillance Officer Jobs


Surveillance Officer Employment At CMA In Kenya
Surveillance Officer – HCA/SO/3/2016 – 1 POST

Reporting to the Assistant Manager Surveillance, the selected candidate will be responsible for:

Surveillance Officer Job Responsibilities In Kenya

  • Monitoring, scrutinizing and recording all trades for the day;
  • Undertaking daily real-time surveillance of the securities exchange’s automated trading and CDS database and report any exceptional activities;
  • Monitoring and collecting market intelligence from various sources including newspaper articles, blog sites, rumors, complaints etc. and using the information gathered to inform surveillance of market activity;
  • Conducting preliminary investigation to trace the causation of unusual trading change, such as public disclosure of material information, any significant news or misstatements and make recommendations for further investigations if there are no apparent or sufficient factors to explain the case or any evidence that indicates malpractice;
  • Examining securities transactions showing irregular movements based on day-to-day surveillance of market movements;
  • Analyzing and identifying market manipulations and unusual price trends;
  • Daily market update at the end of trading session and prepare the Daily Market Surveillance report;
  • Conducting both regular and ad hoc visits to inspect and investigate trading activities of market participants and recommend appropriate actions;
  • Conducting offline surveillance and intelligence analysis post trading for potential evidence of malpractices;
  • Updating and maintaining the Surveillance database;
  • Making recommendations for further investigations and sanctions against specific non-complying market participants in violation of CMA laws, regulations and guidelines;
  • Relationship management for the licensees and listed companies allocated including attendance of their respective AGMs and EGMs;
  • Conducting quarterly inspections of the intermediaries as scheduled and reporting.

Qualifications For Surveillance Officer Jobs In Kenya


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Mathematics, IT, Engineering or Actuarial Science;
  • Minimum of two (2) years relevant experience.


  • Previous Operations experience within trading participants will be an added advantage;
  • Understanding of operations of security trading and settlement and best practice standards on market conduct;
  • Familiarity with the Capital Markets Act, Regulations, rules and guidelines;
  • Strong presentation and communication skills including ability to write reports;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team;
  • Organization and analytical skills.


How to Apply

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