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VIE Operational Risk Analyst

  • Dubai

Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking - SGCIB

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GBIS is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale Group. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. GBIS provides corporates, financial institutions, investors, and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.

The successful candidate will be working in the Regional Chief Operating Officer department to support the entities in Middle East region (SG DIFC branch in Dubai, Qatar Rep office and SG Saudi Arabia).

Your mission will be to contribute to the deployment and proper functioning of the SG risk and control framework in the Middle East. To carry out your mission you will have to work closely with the Head of Risk helping it in (with different degree of autonomy depending on the task):

preparing the presentations and minutes for the local committees (NFRCC, ICCC, Audit Committee, Islamic Window Committee, Support Function Committee, DPL Committees)
raising awareness to risk topics through internal trainings and presentations
OPERATIONAL RISKS RELATED TASK (Operational Risk Manager core scope)
local deployment of the operational risk management framework (leveraging on EMEA Subject-Matter Experts (SME) teams).
Permanent controls:
helping the HOR to maintaining MyAPRC and Blueprints in the run leveraging on the EMEA support team
supporting and coordinating BU/SU managers in the execution of the several risk assessments done during the year (Activities and Processes review, Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA), Business Impact Analysis, Anti-Bribery and Corruption Risk Assessment)
following up LOD2 and Internal Audit recommendation aiming to meet the Zero Overdue Target, as well any other action plans raised as part COMPASS, RCSA, ABC Risk Assessments, BIA.
studying and assessing risk of all existing and new outsourcing initiatives
ensuring regular review of all the Outsourcing Services, both in terms of Operational Monitoring and Risk Assessments
following-up the pending Need For Actions raised during the different reviews
Business Continuity & Crisis Management:
keeping BIA and other relevant documents updated
ensuring that business continuity solutions are regularly tested
producing regular reporting (BCM Dashboard) and implementing any Need For Action raised during the half-yearly review
keeping the crisis management handbook updated
Information security: escalating local incidents to central teams, monitor the Phishing campaign results
Data Protection: executing permanent controls, managing data breach incidents, DUAR completion follow-up, monitor
Tools: deploying locally new tools ensuring that they are embedded in the local organization
Organising and coordinating the New Product Committee linked to the region and follow up pre and post conditionsimplementing lead projects and “change the bank” initiatives in the scope of the risk management framework as delegated by CORO EMEA or local COO
Monitoring and analysing KRI and take action when necessary
Ensuring the status of recommendations and other action plans tools are updated in the dedicated tool at least on a monthly basis by people in charge
OTHER RISKS RELATED TASK (Risk Manager enlarged scope)
maintaining the SG DIFC Risk Register up to date as requested by DFSA
providing day-to-day assistance to Business and Support Units in processes related to Risk management, facilitate strong risk governance over local processes

Profile Required

PLEASE NOTE that since this program is primarily an international development program, candidates cannot apply to a VIE assignment in their own country of citizenship.

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

Graduate with a Master degree from Business School or University with a specialization in Risk management
A previous experience in the financial industry would be appreciated
Good communication and presentation skills
Proficient/Good command of MS Office
Fluent in English
Ability to identify key operational risk issues, to summarise them efficiently, and to escalate them in an appropriate and timely manner.
Strong understanding of the key appropriate regulations applicable to the perimeter and wholesale banking.
Compliant with confidentiality requirements.
Ability to establish strong interpersonal links; confident communicating at all in the departments in the SG Middle East and elsewhere within the Group.
Team player must be able to step up and cover broader roles within a team environment.
Active listening
Flexibility: capacity to quickly adapt to new constraints
Capacity to deliver and meet deadlines

The VIE assignment in a nutshell

This VIE in Dubai is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 12 months.

In case a visa is necessary, please make sure your passport is valid up to 6 months after the end of the VIE contract to not delay your departure.

The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information (including your financial indemnities), please see Mon VIE-VIA Business France.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

At Société Générale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious.

Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA.

If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating?

You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

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