Manager - Risk and Compliance - UAE

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Mar 21, 2020

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About the Role:
Job Purpose:
Support current business: Drive and continuous improve the (implementation of the) Group Risk Management program within the Groups main market United Arab Emirates (75%).
Special projects: lead/supervise the development and implementation of the groups Risk Management and Corporate Compliance projects, such as but not limited to GRC software development and implementation, and project risk management (25%).
Key Responsibilities:
Group Risk Management Framework Implementation/compliance in current business:
Responsible for the Group Risk Management framework in case the VP Risk & Compliance is absent.
Implementation and maintenance of all aspects of the risk management function, including the implementation of processes, tools and systems to identify, assess, measure, manage, monitor and report risks.
Conduct risk workshop and awareness sessions, tailored to different types of risk management maturities.
Support GEMS departments and entities with risk assessments, which involves identifying, describing and estimating the risks affecting the business.
Support GEMS departments and Entities with risk evaluations, which involves comparing estimated risks with criteria established by the organization such as costs, legal requirements and environmental factors, and evaluating the organizations previous handling of risks.
Establish and quantifying the organizations risk appetite, i.e. the level of risks they are prepared to accept.
Risk reporting in an appropriate way for different audiences, for example, to the board of directors so they understand the most significant risks, to business heads to ensure that they are aware of risks relevant to their parts of the business and to individuals to understand their accountability for individual risks.
Providing support and training to staff to build risk awareness within the organization.
Development and implementation of group performance monitoring of key corporate risks and business generic performance criteria (such as, but not limited to financial, enrollment and Health & Safety).
Special projects
lead/supervise the development and implementation of the groups Risk Management and Corporate Compliance projects.
Business Continuity
Drive the effective implementation of the Group Business Continuity Management program with a strong focus on IT Disaster Recovery.
Support School Support Centre departments in the risk-based development and implementation of Business Impact Assessments.
Support School Support Centre departments in the risk-based development and testing of Business Continuity plans.
Corporate Compliance:
Support identification, capturing and monitoring of regulatory compliance related risks. Support the Corporate Compliance function with the monitoring of key group obligations.
Stakeholder Management
Work effectively and pragmatically with key stakeholders, across new business acquisitions and current business, to manage the effective implementation of the Risk Management framework.
Continuous improvement
Continuously review of the Risk Management framework, its processes, reporting templates and supporting risk management tooling to ensure that Risk Management is implemented in an effective and pragmatic manner.
Support the VP Risk & Compliance in the development and compiling of the Board, Risk & Audit Board sub-committee and Group Senior Management leadership reports.
Risk & Compliance general awareness
Obtain and maintain minimum technical knowledge and practical experience in the Corporate Compliance and Business Resilience areas, to be able to provide back-up support to these functions.
Bachelors degree or equivalent, preferably a Master degree or equivalent.
Expected Experience
5-8 years Risk & Compliance experience in a non-financially driven risk management role.
The preferred candidate has a mix of advisory (Big4 or specialized risk management consultancy firm) and line experience in a multi-national company.
Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:
Critical friend be encouraging and supportive, but also be comfortable to speak truthfully (in a constructive way) about potential weaknesses, challenges and issues.
Able to work with very limited or even no supervision.
Strategic thinker with a demonstrated ability to drive the achievement of results, displaying high levels of energy and commitment. Ensures plans, resources and processes are in place to enable the efficient delivery of results.
Proven track record of effective key stakeholder management, adapting approaches as necessary, creating compelling cases to influence, and negotiate the best outcomes for GEMS Education.
Continuously looks for new/innovative ways to approach job requirements and adjusts rapidly to new situations, manages change effectively and successfully implements an effective risk management culture.
Delivers clear, proactive and effective two-way communication.
Understands and demonstrates an understanding of the business, priorities, opportunities and challenges and external influencing factors.
Able to work effectively in an environment with constant changing needs and priorities.

About Your Benefits:
We offer excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, visa, tuition fee concession, medical insurance, annual airfare allowance, 30 days annual leave and end of service gratuity.
Relocation package is available for international candidates.

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