Business Continuity Assistant Manager

Job title: Business Continuity Assistant Manager


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Job Title Business Continuity Assistant Manager


Business Continuity Assistant Manager

Operational Risk CBD, Head Office




Operating in the UAE for over 50 years, CBD manages the financial requirements of some of the largest corporates and businesses operating in the country, driving the UAE economy. Over the years, CBD has transformed into a progressive and modern banking institution winning multiple awards for its digital initiatives, credit cards, bank accounts, mobile app features and services.

CBD has been recognized as the number one bank in the UAE on the Forbes list of The World’s Best Banks 2022.

As we continue to build upon our successes, we are looking for ambitious individuals who are passionate about the banking and finance industry and the markets in which CBD operates. Just as important to us is your ability to demonstrate a talent for dealing with people – your colleagues and our customers – and delivering service that really goes the extra mile.

The Business Continuity Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining the Bank’s business continuity plans and data. The person will support all activities necessary to enable the Bank to respond to a business interruption.

Business Support

Update and revise all BCP/DR materials and documentation (e.g. Business Impact Analysis, plans, emergency response procedures, call lists, test results, etc.)

Provide guidance and support to all business units, including Branches, for the development, maintenance and testing of unit continuity plans

Manage the planning and co-ordination of all business continuity technical and user testing

Liaise with the Bank’s Business Continuity Coordinators to develop effective working relationships

Conduct and manage the risk analysis process for functional areas to identify points of vulnerability, single points of failure, assist with the identification of risk avoidance and mitigation strategies

Active management and participation in the event of a business interruption

Develop status reports (e.g. report cards) on departmental continuity plans and prepare management reports as necessary

Execution of any other reasonable requests made by Senior Management or Head of Business Continuity Management

Service Quality

BC/DR Program Management: Manage the execution and direction of the program. Manage the scheduling budget, and scope of recovery programs. Assist with preparation and maintenance of the program status to CEO and Management Committee as well as Auditors.

Risk Management: Manage and participate when required to determine risk, priorities and BCM investment strategies. Proactive identifications of key risks in the IT and business areas. Develop and manage the development of action plans and to mitigate or eliminate risk.


Awareness and Training: Promote business continuity management through training and awareness. Develops service level risk management agreements with other businesses and vendors.


BC/DR Plan Maintenance & Verification: Facilitates the maintenance and verification of the continuity plans

Familiarity with the current regulatory environment on BCP for financial services companies (e.g. CBUAE regulations, Basel II, etc.)

Self-starter with the ability to work with a great degree of autonomy

Knowledge of technology product development life cycle, technical infrastructure concepts (e.g. telecommunications, data storage, resiliency, etc.).


Bachelor’s degree preferably in commercially oriented discipline or Higher Secondary education with recognized diploma in IT

Or 5 years of relevant experience in the fields of BCM.

Thorough understanding of IT services, Business Continuity and program management disciplines are required.

Experience supporting Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery capabilities.

5 to 7 years of relevant IT or BCP experience.

3 to 5 years of project/program management.

Good command of English language

Planning and organizing skills

Business Continuity Management skills

Strong analytical, logical reasoning and problem solving skills

IT & Networking skills

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Location: Dubai

Job date: Sun, 08 Jan 2023 06:09:33 GMT

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