GRC Consultant - Governance, Risk and Compliance


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: KP164-1398

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Adecco is currently hiring for a GRC Consultant for our client based in Abu Dhabi.

The role GRC Consultant will carry out engagements related to risk management, policy compliance, security requirements and governance.

• Develop and participate in implementation of ISO 27001:2013 initiatives
• Implement and drive activities related to technology risk reduction, governance and compliance to policies and external regulatory compliance.
• Evaluate IT risks and develop risk mitigation strategies, and corrective actions.
• Provide recommendations to improve organizational security posture through process improvement, policy automation and continuous evolution of capabilities.
• Document and report on security gaps and provide remediation guidance, prepare management reports, track remediation activities.
• Conduct risk and exception assessments by assessing multiple inputs from internal/external sources
• Conduct due diligence assessments on third party vendors using supply chain risk management practices.
• Implement effective processes within the GRC function to automate and continuously monitor information security controls, exceptions, risks reporting metrics, dashboards and evidence artifacts.
• Interviewing various stakeholders across the organization to determine security controls implementation and effectiveness by collecting and analyzing evidence and documenting findings and tracking to closure.


• Degree level qualification, preferably Bachelor's or comparable, with strong emphasis in Management Information Systems (MIS), Computer Science, Governance, or a related field

• Minimum 8-12 years of experience in Governance Risk and Compliance (InfoSec)
• Experience in UAE or Middle East is desirable.
• Experience in deployment of GRC tools for a large enterprise
• Experience implementing security controls such as ISO 27002, UAE IA, NIST controls.
• Proficient in conducting IT risk assessment.

• Ability to conduct risk assessments on IT systems.
• Deep Knowledge of risk assessment methodologies, cyber security operations and InfoSec business processes
• Experience of working on GRC technology enabled risk and compliance transformation programs required.
• Advanced proficiency in MS Office suite specifically Excel
• Knowledge of Security best practice, methodologies, systems and third-party providers
• Proficiency in the English language,

• Strong understanding of InfoSec governance, risk & compliance practices and cyber and cloud security frameworks
• Strong understanding of information systems auditing, monitoring, controlling and assessment processes.
• Advanced understanding of risk assessment and management methodology
• Ability to work independently, learn quickly and prioritize multiple tasks, adapt to needed changes.
• Ability to apply a risk-based approach to planning, executing and reporting on security initiatives and assessment processes
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters, data and situations
• Ability to Interact positively with stakeholders in order to enhance effectiveness
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to various stakeholders both verbally and written format

About the Company

The Adecco Group is the world’s leading talent advisory and solutions company. We proudly make a difference in the working lives of 3.5 million people every year. Our culture is entrepreneurial and inclusive, and we are united by our passion for making a difference in the world of work. We work with over 100,000 organizations in 60 countries, enabling their success. We have 35,000 people working with us across more than 60 countries and territories.

Adecco has been rapidly growing in the Middle East since 2008, developing a substantial footprint throughout the region. We work across 250 different clients, Adecco has more than 62 full time employees, working in 4 offices, servicing all countries across the GCC region. We offer Temporary Staffing, Permanent Placement, Executive Search, Assessments, Visa And Payroll, Outsourcing, PRO Solutions customised as per client requirements. Adecco Middle East Head Office is based in Dubai with a branch at Abu Dhabi.

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