Vacancy Details

1229 - Manager Enterprise Risk Management – Schools Support Centre

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 11-Feb-2018
About the Role

The centralised ERM function is a newly established function within GEMS Education. The ERM Manager will be supporting the VP Risk & Compliance in setting up and driving the ERM function for GEMS Corporate Office and GEMS Entities.

The Manager Enterprise Risk Management is responsible for driving the GEMS Education risk management program for the GEMS corporate office and the GEMS Entities. This role involves pro-active interaction with many internal and external stakeholders, including the corporate office senior management team and managing directors of the GEMS entities.

Responsible for the Enterprise Risk Management department in case the VP Risk & Compliance is absent.

Implementation of all aspects of the risk function, including the implementation of processes, tools and systems to identify, assess, measure, manage, monitor and report risks.

Support GEMS departments and Entities with risk assessments 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 organization’s previous handling of risks.

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.

Responsible for selecting and integration of Enterprise Risk Management software package.


University Degree or equivalent

Expected Experience

8 - 10 years Enterprise Risk Management experience in internationally operating companies.

Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:

Knowledge of ISO 31000 risk management guideline
Extensive experience in facilitating risk awareness and identification workshops
Strong communicator
Analytical Thinking

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. 

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.
1. Resume/CV
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.