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Business Ethics Lead



Our Client, a Major international Oil and Gas, design and construction contractor is seeking a Business Ethics Lead for their project in Kazakhstan.



  • University degree, preferably in law, finance, accounting
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience, preferably in Audit and/or Finance
  • Medium level of knowledge applicable to providing a broad range of services, such as SAP and Excel ;
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, ethics & compliance principles, concepts, procedures and terminology for review, examination, and processing of a range of documents;
  • Knowledge of various research sources, including electronic ones, and ability to conduct research and analyse information on a wide range of ethics & compliance issues;
  • Ability to interpret and apply ethics & compliance instruments, develop and present results, recommendations, and opinions clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.


Required Competences:

  • aptitude to work within a multicultural and multi-stakeholder environment
  • strong analytical and synthesizing skills
  • good communication skills both orally and in writing
  • good spoken and written English
  • excellent drafting skills
  • good people and relationship management skills
  • ability to provide independent legal advice to management
  • good planning and organization skills
  • backbone and diplomacy in handling sensitive matters
  • identifies priority activities and assignments



Support rendered by the Ethics & Compliance Department in the Legal Directorate



  • In consultation with  E&C Investigations Coordinator, follow up on concerns and allegations raised to E&C that are assigned to them;
  • Conduct investigations in the most appropriate and effective way and in line with the CLIENT Investigations Principles;
  • Conduct subject and witness interviews;
  • Manage the interest of whistle-blowers, who wish to remain anonymous, and their information with the utmost confidentiality;
  • Individually collect, preserve and analyse evidence both soft and hard copy;
  • Draft clear and concise investigation reports, subject to peer and supervisor review;
  • Present documented evidence in a structured way to enable management to make a founded decision on;
  • Identify control weaknesses and interact with relevant stakeholders to implement mitigating measures;
  • Interact effectively with third party forensic consultants, accounting firms and forensic IT contractors.
  • Support the Ethics & Compliance Department in CLIENT’s Legal Directorate on ethics & compliance matters;
  • Advise staff on ethics & compliance matters both proactively and reactively;
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of CLIENT’s compliance programme, based on its General Business Principles, Code of Conduct and ABC Manual;
  • Receive, follow up, track and report any issues or violations reported in CLIENT and oversee related investigations;
  • Perform such other duties and tasks as may be assigned by a Managing Counsel or the Legal Director;
  • Make independent decisions relating to the area of responsibility;
  • Participate in strategic planning and decision making within the area of responsibility;
  • Contribute new ideas and identify opportunities to improve the efficiency of business processes;
  • Identify and mitigate risks which impact the outcomes of his or her own work and that of the Department;
  • Some knowledge of Company legal requirements, policies, practices and procedures.


Rate:                US$ Negotiable per worked day net of Kazakh tax


Duration:           1 year renewable with possible extensions


Rotation:           Single status residential basis (working 5 days a week, 8 hours per day)


Benefits:           Client pays medical insurance/medical evacuation, Accommodation (single status standard).  32 work days of annual leave (unpaid) and 2 paid home leave return flights per residential assignment year.


We are instructed to only submit to our Client candidates whose qualifications and experience match client’s specification.


Business Ethics Lead

Long Term Contract
5 - 10 years of experience

Published on 15 Jun 2022