Friday, September 11, 2009

Job Vacancies at Visa Nigeria

Visa operates the world’s largest retail electronic payments network and is one of the most recognized global financial services brands.

Visa facilitates global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities.

We offer a range of branded payment product platforms, which our financial institution clients use to develop and offer credit, charge, deferred debit, prepaid and cash access programs to cardholders.

Visa’s card platforms provide consumers, businesses, merchants and government entities with a secure, convenient and reliable way to pay and be paid in 170 countries and territories.


We are looking for a highly experienced Security and Fraud Control expert, preferably from within the financial services industry. This role will be based in Lagos.


Responsible for execution of data security and fraud control strategy and policies within the Nigerian Market and other CEMEA Markets as required. Develop and ensure timely and quality execution implementation plans designed to fulfil strategy objectives and agreed success metrics.


Compliance Programmes

Work with Visa Clients and third party stakeholders to ensure their compliance with a variety of risk management compliance requirements. This will include onsite reviews as necessary.

Programmes include:

  • PCI DSS – Account Information Security (AIS) Programme
  • PCI PIN Security Programme
  • PA DSS
  • Operational Risk Support Review Programme
  • Card Vendor Programme

Fraud Prevention & Reduction

  • Implement the Visa CEMEA fraud control strategy
  • Develop and implement individual country action plans for high-fraud markets.
  • Provide advice and guidance to individual Clients experiencing high levels of fraud

Investigative Support & Co-ordination

  • Investigate criminal activity against Visa Members and the Visa brand.
  • Develop relationships with Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and other government and regulatory bodies
  • Providing expert witness statements and testimony to support criminal prosecutions

Member & Law Enforcement Training & Education

  • The jobholder will develop and deliver standard and customised fraud awareness and training courses for Member and Law Enforcement personnel at all levels of seniority and experience.


  • Background in Data Security and Fraud Control, including a sound understanding of potential impacts on the Visa business
  • Significant work experience (8-12 years) in a blue chip retail or service sector organisation. (Financial services experience would be highly advantageous)
  • Must have worked in an international environment, familiarity with culture and values is of paramount importance
  • Innovative and creative thinker with a track record of delivery
  • Proven ability to manage several projects concurrently and see them through from conception to conclusion
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English is essential, other language skills advantageous.
  • Project management experience, including business process change
  • Other risk management proficiency, such as audit or compliance experience
  • University (or equivalent) degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, or Economics

How to Apply

Before you apply for this role, please check that you possess the relevant skills. If you do not, then your application will not be considered.

You must satisfy the requirements for the role as stated above, as well as the checklist below.

1. Do you currently work as a Data Security and Fraud Expert?

2. Do you have at least 8 years of experience in Data Security from the Service sector or Financial Services Industry?

3. Do you possess relevant work experience in Fraud Prevention from an International Environment?

Then, please send in your detailed CV to with the Subject line: Data Security and Fraud Manager – Nigeria.

PLEASE NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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