Enterprise Risk Management Senior Specialist

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
25 May 2023
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


The ERM Senior Specialist will assist University management in developing, implementing, and improving a University wide Enterprise Risk Management framework and will assist to identify and manage the risk to the University departments/units, employees, students, and reputation.

  • Monitor and highlight external risks to the university and recommend on how the same can be managed
  • Coordinate risk reporting across the University and ensure that management receives sufficient and reliable information
  • Assess and report on operational risks across the University, and provide Director with timely updates
  • Discuss the findings and actions to address identified risks with them
  • Ensure effective co-ordination, communication and coverage of relevant issues
  • Update Director and management on identification and management of major risks
  • Liaise with other risk management functions (health and safety, IT risk management, emergency response/business continuity, treasury risk, etc.) to bring about risk alignment.
  • Implement and administer the Enterprise risk management (ERM)/ Business continuity management (BCM) programs across the University
  • Assist with review and continuous enhancement of the application of the ERM framework.
  • Serve as a liaison to provide guidance and make recommendations to the Department Director for the ERM/BCM programs to be taken up at the executives’ level
  • Develop and maintain ERM/BCM policies, processes, procedures, tools, and information systems
  • Facilitate the identification, measurement, monitoring and reporting of risks in the context of complying with the University’s internal risk tolerances
  • Deploy and maintain quantitative tools and models that assist in estimating the likelihood and severity of risk events.
  • Analyze ERM metrics and report performance
  • Quantify and prioritize risks, validate assumptions, report risks and ensure that information presented for decision-making and reporting is complete and correct
  • Oversee the development and delivery of ERM/BCM training across the university
  • Monitor compliance as required by the ERM/BCM Policy, including aggregation of risks across the university and development and review of the overall risk profile and report on the results
  • Support in the assessment and identification of opportunities for strategic improvement or mitigation of business interruption and other risks caused by business, regulatory, or industry-specific change initiatives
  • Participate in conducting the follow up assignments to ensure the proper implementation of the corrective actions agreed in the report;
  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager


Required Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Mathematics or IT.

Required Experience:

Expats: A minimum 7 years of relevant experience.

UAE Nationals: A minimum of 3 year of relevant experience

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

Primary Location: Abu Dhabi UAE
Job: Senior Specialist
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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