Local Content Compliance Manager (Cape Town) - #366435

Oil and Gas Job Search Ltd

Date: 1 week ago
City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Contract type: Full time
Job Description


Join NOV Corporate South Africa as our new Local Content Compliance Manager, where you'll lead our company's commitment to strict adherence to local content laws and regulations in Africa's dynamic Oil & Gas services sector. This role is instrumental in upholding our ethical standards, minimizing risks, and fostering a culture of compliance excellence across the region.

Key Responsibilities

Establish and Oversee Regional LC Compliance Program: Customize compliance strategies for each African country, particularly in the Oil & Gas sector. Manage regulatory reporting processes, ensuring alignment with industry-specific requirements.

Regulatory Monitoring and Adaptation: Stay updated on evolving local content laws and regulations in African Oil & Gas. Implement proactive measures for seamless compliance.

Collaboration and Leadership: Partner closely with the Chief Risk Officer and regional compliance managers to drive continuous improvement and share best practices, focusing on industry-specific challenges and solutions.

Risk and Crisis Management: Facilitate an efficient escalation process for urgent compliance risks, including environmental regulations, local workforce engagement, and ethical sourcing.

Reporting and Communication: Provide regular updates to the General Manager and leadership team, highlighting compliance risks, industry trends, and proactive initiatives for regulatory changes.

Culture and Training: Cultivate a robust compliance culture in the region, emphasizing the significance of local content laws in Oil & Gas. Lead compliance training and awareness programs tailored to regional and industry-specific needs.

Cross-Functional Leadership: Lead compliance projects critical to our Risk and Compliance function, addressing industry-relevant challenges and solutions.


  • 5-7 years of Compliance Management experience, preferably in Oil & Gas or related fields.
  • Proven ability in building and operating Compliance functions, particularly regarding local content requirements in Africa.
  • Experience managing a regional and distributed workforce, with a deep understanding of diverse cultural and legislative landscapes.
  • Substantial global experience, especially in multinational Oil & Gas corporations.
  • Leadership skills with experience in reporting to senior executives.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Portuguese, and French, including preparing and submitting industry-specific regulatory reports.
  • Proficiency in working within a matrix organization, demonstrating effective cross-functional communication and collaboration.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a history of leading through influence and fostering adaptable problem-solving approaches.

Desirable Additional Skills:

  • Knowledge of local languages spoken in key operational regions in Africa.
  • Familiarity with environmental and social governance (ESG) standards relevant to the Oil & Gas sector.
  • Advanced degrees or certifications in Compliance, Law, or related fields, with a focus on the Oil & Gas industry.

If you're ready to make a significant impact in ensuring compliance excellence in Africa's Oil & Gas sector, apply now to join our team at NOV Corporate South Africa.

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