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Ethics Officer



South Africa
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Ethics Officer

Posting date : 18/03/2024

Requisition ID : 24250

Ethics Officer


Ethics Officer for the South African region


  • Acquire a good and precise understanding of ENGIE ethical documents, rules and policies;
  • Provide induction training to all new joiners and refresher training to all employees covering the guiding ethical principles and foster knowledge and awareness of both the Group and South African policies including the Ethics Code of Conduct, Gifts & Hospitality Policy, Due Diligence Policy, Group Embargo Policy, Supplier Relations Policy and Business Consultant Policy among others;
  • Organize and carry out annual training for all new directors in accordance with the Group’s Framework for Directors Guide;
  • Act as interface internally and externally to provide the first level of ethical advice to both the South African office and the AMEA Office;
  • Proactively engaging with the regional teams and the Ethics Officers’ network regarding their objectives and activities and assisting with mitigating risk and ensuring alignment with the Group’s ethical values;
  • Assist the South Africa Ethic Officer in raising awareness on ethics matters and data privacy regulations across South Africa;
  • Organize and conduct training sessions in South Africa HQ and on site;
  • Assist the South Africa Ethics Officer in preparing the annual ethics report for the AMEA Region;
  • Report all incidents in Common Ethics Tool and follow up the action plan as required;
  • Assist the South Africa Ethics Officer in carrying out investigation by taking minutes and help in the preparation of Investigation Reports;
  • Prepare the Ethics assessment and memo during the development phase of projects (due diligence reports, partners’ checks, human rights reports for new countries etc.) and provide for Group’s approval;
  • Define and review local policies (in reporting tasks, in defining and following up the ethical action plan;
  • Work closely with the Group’s Ethics, Compliance and Privacy Department on an array of matters including embargo related queries and clearance, compliance committee updates and data privacy/GDPR issues;
  • Ensure the ethical watch in order to monitor the global trends in all ethical areas (embargos & sanctions, Human rights, anti-corruption matters etc.);
  • Ensure compliance with Ethical policies and procedures issued by the Group.
  • Monitor and report on non-compliance with policies or procedures, pending or threatened violations of law or ethical values of the Group.
  • Promote the Group’s ethical culture and “Zero Tolerance Policy” within South Africa.


Qualification & Experience

  • Legal Qualification and/or master’s degree from a reputable university.
  • 3+ years legal or compliance practice experience.
  • Corporate practice.

Technical Knowledge

  • Strong professionalism and ethical standards.
  • Strong writing & drafting skills.
  • Ability to conciliate business requirements within a very highly demanding ethical environment.
  • Ability to provide sound and practical ethical advice.
  • Ability to deal with complexity.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to work within a team of members from varying cultural backgrounds as well as with counterparts of varying cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of focused drive and energy, giving above what is required to get the job done.
  • Attention to details.

Business Understanding

  • Group’s strategy vision.
  • Group’s governance and ethical rules.
  • Energy regulatory framework.

Internal Interfaces

  • South Africa General Counsel.
  • South Africa Ethics Officers and assistants
  • AMEA Ethics Officer
  • Project COs & O&Ms Ethics Correspondents.
  • Business Developers.
  • Finance, HR.
  • Group Ethics Department in Paris.

External Interfaces

  • Contractual Counterparties: partners, suppliers.


  • English

Location / travel

  • Location: Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa.
  • Flexibility to travel throughout South Africa. Occasional travel may be required to Paris and Dubai.


  • Adheres to the Company Policies and Procedures.
  • Behaves in a professional and responsible way.
  • Lives the values of the Company.

ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity. In accordance with the employment equity plan of ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups. ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.

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