Assistant Manager Sanctions jobs HBL


Monitoring of name hits generated on AML application Side Safewatch, to ensure compliance with local and International sanctions related Regulations and prevent sanctions breaches thereby mitigating the Bank’s Sanctions risks HBL Pakistan.


Screening Monitoring & Management

§ Conduct timely screening / disposal of Side Safewatch hits

Close monitoring of the hits resolution process including quality assurance is required to prevent Sanction breaches and prevent regulatory violations.

§ In line with the allocation as per system, perform screening / filtering over hits generated on a daily basis in Safewatch.

§ To review & assign SWIFT Alerts to Team Leader for further review.

Daily Account Screening Hits Disposition

§ Perform review and disposal of screening hits generated on daily account opening / customer on boarding.

§ Update internal Watch-List as needed

Pouch Activity

§ OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets & Control – USA) clearance of daily pouch activity through File Scanner

SAR Reporting & Query Resolution

To ensure timely preparations of STRs for further review by Head Sanctions and AML Head before submission to FMU (Financial Monitoring Unit). Additionally, facilitate Analysts for timely resolution of FMU queries.

Queries regarding Remittances

§ Timely response to queries pertaining to SWIFT remittances of all International locations to ensure remitter / beneficiary are not on any sanctioned list

Project-Based Assignments / Initiatives

§ Additional projects/ initiatives from time-to-time as directed by the Team leader including assisting International Compliance Officers regarding their hits screening, system issues, and various regulatory aspects.

Training & Development

§ Actively participate in bank-wide awareness trainings for Sanctions to strengthen the Compliance culture within the Bank either as a trainer or attendee. Take necessary initiative to apprise AML staff about changing industry trends and best practices

§ Training of new analysts in Names screening

Continuous Improvement

§ To develop and implement continuous improvement strategies in existing AML processes in conjunction with the Team Leader

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s/ Masters’ Degree from an HEC accredited institution
  • Preferred certification ACAMS
  • Knowledge of prevalent local / international geopolitical trends impacting the Sanctions environment in Pakistan and other countries where HBL is operating
  • Strong Presentation, analytical and communication skills

Minimum experience:

  • 2 -3 years of experience in Banking preferably in AML functions (prefer Screening experience)

: PK-SD-Karachi

:7000-HBL Plaza, HOK

Habib Bank Plaza I.I. Chundrigar Road


Function: Global Compliance

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