Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Dubai


About Standard Chartered
We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

The Role Responsibilities & Our Ideal Candidate


- Support and implement the vision, strategy, direction and leadership for the country consistent with the vision and strategy for FCC and in support of the Group's strategic direction and growth aspiration


- Support in analysing comprehensive impact of financial crime related regulatory/law enforcement matters to FCC, UAE.
- Support relevant stakeholders to make decisions based on current and possible future policies, practices and trends
- Ensure that key changes (to laws, rules, regulations) are communicated and cascaded (in country), in coordination with group communications and Regional FCC.


- Oversee additions/deletions to the Group Sanctions/FCC Lists and also the UAE's local Lists.
- Manage the UAE's local ListSupport to develop, keep up to date and recommend for approval by the relevant Risk Committee, appropriate policies/processes/DOIs to address financial crime risks, aligning with relevant regulatory requirements.
- Support as Process Owner for FCC-owned (sub-) processes under the Group's Risk Management Framework, including implementation and roll-out of relevant processes and DOIs.
- Support in providing advice to relevant stakeholders on compliance with Group standards relating to AML,Sanctions and ABC.
- Act as (second line) Risk Control Owner under the Group's Risk Management Framework for those aspects of Regulatory Compliance relating to AML,Sanctions, ABC, and escalate issues as appropriate

People and Talent

- Provide leadership, management and coaching to direct reports to ensure they are highly engaged and performing to their potential.
- Promote and embed a culture of openness, trust and risk awareness, where ethical, legal, regulatory and policy compliant conduct is the norm.
- Stimulate an environment where forward planning, prioritisation, deadline management and streamlined workflows and collaborative, inclusive yet effective and efficient work practices are the norm.
- Ensure staff in FCC UAE have clearly articulated and well understood roles and responsibilities through meaningful and accurate job descriptions.
- Collaborate with training teams to input to training curriculum to support closing of capability gaps.
- Ensure FCC UAE is adequately resourced and staffed by an appropriate number of competent staff sufficiently independent to perform duties objectively, to support sustainable business growth and address financial crime risks.
- Lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values. Set appropriate tone and expectations from the team and work in collaboration with risk and control partners.
- Ensure the provision of ongoing training and development of people, and ensure that holders of all critical functions are competent, suitably skilled and qualified for their roles ensuring that they have effective supervision in place to mitigate any risks.
- Set and monitor job descriptions and objectives for direct reports and provide feedback and rewards in line with their performance against those responsibilities and objectives.
- Regularly and on a timely basis appraise performance as well as proactively manage attrition when needed.
- Ensure regular and documented management meetings with direct reports.
- Support in meeting the Emiratisation goals set for the UAE.

Risk Management

- Understand technical aspects of systems relevant to CDD, Client Risk Assessments, Name and Transaction Screening, AML Monitoring and Case Management.
- Assist in recommending (and/or implementing) to relevant stakeholders on possible risk management responses to identified risks and/or findings of concerns from investigations.
- Advise senior management of breaches (or where risk tolerances have been breached) and ensure that actions are taken quickly to remediate and/or activities are ceased.
- Ensure the suitability and quality of case data maintained on enterprise case management systems.
- Partner with legal counsels for advice on technical matters.


- In the event of breaches, or where risk tolerances have been breached, ensure senior management are informed and that actions are taken quickly to remediate and/or activities are ceased.
- Collate, analyse and interpret data in reports to senior management and relevant governance/risk committees.
- Analyse and interpret data to produce reports that help the bank identify and manage emerging areas of risk /vulnerability and thus drive remediation action within the FCC function.
- Attend relevant leadership meetings.
- Track significant issues arising from FCC metrics, FCC Assurance activities, Audit reviews and regulatory inspections, providing validation of issue closure where necessary.
- Propose control improvements, enhancements and simplifications where appropriate.
- Be accountable for identification and escalation of potential risks and issues to senior management through appropriate governance channels and the Quality Assurance framework.

Regulatory & Business Conduct

- Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
- Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
- Lead the UAE FCC Operations team to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles: Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.
- Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders

- Head, FCC UAE
- Head, Compliance UAE
- Regional Head, FCC AME
- Regional FCC Execution and Oversight, AME
- Regional FCC Governance, AME
- UAE Business Segments
- UAE Operational Risk
- UAE Audit
- UAE Central Bank

Other Responsibilities

- Embed Here for good and Group's brand and values in UAE FCC team
- Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures

Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.

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