Manager - Risk and Compliance - 3431661

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Job Description

Vacancy Details 6142 - Manager - Risk and Compliance

Location UAE - Dubai


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 PERCENT )
Special projects leadsupervise 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 PERCENT )

Key Responsibilities

Group Risk Management Framework Implementationcompliance 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, ie 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, enrolment and Health & Safety)

Special projects
leadsupervise 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 newinnovative 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

About GEMS Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation

About Application Process If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application To complete the application you would need the following document(s) 1 ResumeCV

Important Note GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment

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Profile Summary

Type:Company Job

Role:Chartered Accountant/CPA


Salary:As per Industry Standards

Function:Accounting/Tax/Company Secretary/Audit

Deadline:13th Feb 2025

Company Profile

Industry Education, Training Institutes & Academic Research (Schools)

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