SENIOR ADVISOR (BUSINESS CONTINUITY) - PREFERRED UAE NATIONAL
Abu Dhabi, UAE
: Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or Statistics / Economics
: Any Nationality
: 11 - 15 years
: Business Support
: 04 - Aug - 2018
Job Description
JOB PURPOSE :
 
Provides Business Continuity Management (BCM) related advice and guidance to all levelsof management and staff in accordance with the requirements of the UAE andother appropriate international standards and professional guidelines.Responsible for providing assurance that the BCM program is both current andeffective.
 
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Provision of BCM relatedadvice and guidance to M – ERM & BC
Provision of BCM relatedadvice, training and guidance to Asset, Function and Division Business Continuity(BC) Focal Points (BCFP) and Working Groups (BCWG)
Provides BCM related supportto the COMPANY Emergency Preparedness & Crisis Managementorganisation
Continuous review,development and maintenance of the COMPANY BCM Program Procedures Manualand the COMPANY BCP Guidance Manual 
Review and monitoring ofFunction, Asset and Division Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) (including allassociated appendices) to assure effectiveness and compliance with theappropriate UAE and international standards
Review and monitoring of allrelated Corporate continuity / recovery plans (e.g. IT Disaster Recovery,Supply Chain Continuity and Office Space Recovery etc.)
Development of the annualBCM training program
Delivery of BCM training andawareness sessions / workshops to all levels of management and staff
Technical monitoring andreview of external BCM training providers
Development of the annualBCM exercise programme in accordance with the COMPANY Emergency Response/ Business Continuity Exercise Plan
Monitors BCM exercises atall levels and provides assistance to stakeholders (IMT’s, EST and CMT) inmatters related to implementation of Business Continuity Plans (BCP)
Professional BCM developmentof COMPANY staff with particular emphasis on Emirati National personnel
Continuously researches,reports and as directed by COMPANY senior management, implements Emirate &Federal government level legislation for BCM
Represents COMPANY to external stakeholders as directed by COMPANY senior management.
 
 
GenericAccountabilities
 
Management 
Plan andsupervise the activities of the personnel and resources of the Section toachieve the Department objectives in an efficient and cost-conscious mannerwhile ensuring implementation of approved operational plans for the Section inline with Department objectives.
Develop theknowledge, competencies and innovative spirit in the Section and support theestablishment of Personal Development Plans (PDP’s), Succession Planning andTalent pipeline within the Section in coordination with the Human CapabilityGroup to continuously develop employees with emphasis on UAE Nationals to meetEmiratization targets.
 
Budgets and Operational Plans
Compile and provide input for preparation of the Department budgets and regularly monitor expenditure against approved the Section budget levels.
Investigate,highlight and reconcile any significant variances to ensure effectiveperformance and cost control.
 
Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures
Lead theimplementation of approved Section policies, processes, systems, standards, procedures and internal controls in order to support execution of the Department work programs in line with Company and International standards.
 
Performance Management 
Implement theCompany Performance Management System for individuals within the Section inaccordance with Company approved guidelines and continuously monitor theachievement of the Section KPIs related to the approved Annual PerformanceManagement Contract and the Balanced Score Card.
 
Organisation Structure and Development
Review,develop and recommend the appropriate organisation structure for the Sectionthat will best utilise human capital while proactively incorporatingsustainability into the on-going work practices to meet the businessobjectives.
 
Innovation and Continuous Improvement
Encourageinnovation, enhance employee motivation and support initiatives forimplementation of Change Management to continuously improve operations andservices.
Proposeimprovements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greaterefficiency in line with ISO standards in order to define intelligent solutionsfor issues confronting the Section.
 
Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability
Comply with the COMPANY HSE procedure requirements 
Report allincident and occupational illness to line supervisor.
If aware ofany unsafe practice or condition, or if in any doubt about the safety of anysituation, immediately consult their Line supervisor.
Carryout  the emergency responsibilities in line withthe respective roles as per the emergency organization
 
Management Information Systems (MIS) and Reports
Prepare allSection MIS and progress reports to provide accurate and timely reports andnecessary information to Company Management to effectively manage the business.
 
Desired Candidate Profile
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS 
 
Minimum Qualification
 
Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or Statistics / Economics 
MinimumExperience & Knowledge & Skills
10 years of experience in related area
 
TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES 
 
Read, write and speakEnglish language in a proficient manner
Proficient level of computerskills, focus on effective use of MS Office programs
Understanding of Business Continuity Management Standard Specifications (AE/SCNS/NCEMA 7000:2015) 
 
BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES
 
Courage and Confidence –Standing by your conviction despite adversity;
Influence and Impact –Inspiring others to understand the value of ERM & BC;
Integrity, Ethics and Value– Upholding and living the values of COMPANY;
Innovation and Catalyst –Striving constantly to lead the development of creative solutions;
Building capability –Facilitating others to achieve positive outcomes; and,
Collaboration and Partnering– Engaging with stakeholders to deliver results.
 
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