Director Compliance Full-time Job

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Director Compliance is responsible to oversee University-wide compliance; including Government mandated programs, issues related to conflict of interest, research compliance & awareness, and support the line manager in areas such as strategic planning, project management, risk management, and compliance assurance.

Strategic Responsibilities

• Drive the formulation of the Department's strategy, as well as annual business plans.

• Develop the Department’s policies and procedures, adhering to the overall business objectives of the University, ensuring they promote leading practices and excellence.

• Develop and manage the Department’s budgets; monitor the performance of budgets and report back on a timely basis to ensure that divergences are addressed promptly.

Operational Responsibilities

• Develop, implement, and continuously improve a comprehensive compliance program that aligns with the organization's strategic goals and objectives.

• Contribute to developing the vision and mission for the department, and ensure that they are consistently and effectively integrated into all aspects of the operations; ensure consistency with the University's overall mission and vision statements

• Develop and administer compliance programs; provide continuous analysis, interpretation, resolution and implementation of programs

• Develop appropriate action plans and execute

• Create and maintain compliance policies, procedures, and guidelines that reflect current laws and regulations, as well as industry best practices

• Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of the compliance program and report on progress to senior management.

• Evaluate effectiveness of strategic and action plans; determine if results are on target with University objectives, making adjustments as necessary

• Evaluate and resolve compliance issues or problems with University staff, faculty, students with diplomacy

• Support the line manager with integrating compliance related programs with other University programs of equivalent scope and complexity

• Improve services and programs utilizing continuous improvement methodology

• Support the line manager to define goals for future organizational performance and decide on the tasks and uses of resources needed to attain them;

Develop, evaluate, enhance, and implement quality improvement practices, processes, procedures, or policies that have a strategic impact on University operations

• Ensure established standards of continuous quality improvement are met;

• Exercise oversight authority for administration of and compliance with department and University policies

• Manage project completion reports which illustrate the results of work performed.

• Stay updated on relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards, and ensure the organization's compliance with them

• Prepare and submit compliance reports to senior management, and regulatory authorities as required

• Establish and maintain a confidential reporting mechanism for employees to report compliance concerns or violations

• Maintain the confidentiality of the work and the results of the work performed.

• Manage periodic compliance reviews.

• Manage operational, investigative, compliance and programs audits.

• Maintain, monitor, tracks and respond to questions regarding compliance program activities.

• Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly

• Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed

• Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager

Supervisory Responsibilities

• Provide coaching, guidance and mentoring as required to enhance the internal capabilities of the team and ensure the achievement of established objectives and plans.

• Recommend appropriate training courses as per the pre-determined training needs, evaluate their effectiveness, and monitor their results.

• Carry out performance appraisals for subordinates according to planned schedules and recommend necessary actions as per the applied practices.

• Conduct periodic meetings with subordinates to ensure that priorities are clear and workflow is running smoothly.

• Follow-up on employees' administrative affairs such as vacations, leaves and other administrative and related affairs.

Desired Skills and Experience

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Law or related field with experience in elements of corporate compliance.

Required Experience

A minimum 14 years of relevant experience in compliance, legal, or regulatory roles, with progressive leadership responsibilities.

Previous experience of working in higher education would be a distinct advantage

Company Description
The UAEs top-ranked university, Khalifa University is leading R&D of real-world solutions and preparing science and engineering graduates to build a better world.