• Gulf Bank Careers, Kuwait | Assistant Manager - Business Continuity Planning

    Gulf Bank Careers, Kuwait | Assistant Manager - Business Continuity Planning

    Location: Kuwait

    Job Description

    Gulf Bank of Kuwait is currently recruiting for the role of Assistant Manager - Business Continuity Planning (BCP)

    The position of Assistant Manager - Business Continuity Planning is responsible for supporting the Head of Policy & Procedures and Business Continuity Planning in executing and maintaining the Business Continuity Plan for Gulf Bank to ensure that in the event of a disaster, emergency or other business interruption the bank is able to resume operations. Also, support in the review and approval of bank wide policies and procedures from a Risk Management perspective.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

    • Assist the Unit Head in developing and implementing improvements and efficiencies in all areas of Business Continuity Program (BIA, plan development, BCP/DR testing, simulation exercises, incident monitoring/detection/triage, risk identification and remediation)

    • Supports in maintaining, updating, validating business impact analysis (BIAs) to identify critical applications/systems and recovery capabilities and priorities.

    • Assist the recovery teams in coordinating the enterprise's response, recovery and restoration activities in the face of an actual disaster.

    • Support business unit personnel on business continuity matters.

    • Maintain and follow-up on BCP testing results and action plans.

    • Travel to offsite business continuity locations and be able to provide after-hours/weekend/on-call support for any BCP incidents or BCP testing.

    • Maintain Policies & Procedures repository, manage Policies & Procedures site in bank’s intranet and provide Policies and Procedures related support to business units.

    • To act as a back-up to the Unit Head for all BCP situations in case the Unit Head is unavailable.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree/ Professional qualification

    • Understanding of business continuity management and governance frameworks, strong knowledge of business continuity best practices and protocols, operational risk management, and in-depth knowledge and expertise of the Bank’s operations, including IT practices.

    • Knowledgeable with information technology systems, data center recovery and terminology

    • Attention to detail and ability to analyze large amounts of information

    • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills.

    • Familiarity of life safety, emergency response and crisis management preferred

    • Minimum 6+ years of banking experience including 2+ years’ experience in business continuity planning / operational risk management / policy and procedures or related field.

    • Excellent communication skills, especially related to facilitation, documentation and reporting.

    • Able to manage multiple priorities, communicate effectively and work as part of a team

    • Strong people skills including collaborative and negotiation skills.

    • Exceptional ability to remain calm under stress.

    • Excellent team skills, both as a leader and as a team player

    • Proficient in MS Office and relevant Packages

    • Strong analytical skills

    • Strong IT skills

    Job Details

    Company: Gulf Bank of Kuwait

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Job Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait