Operational Risk Officer SCVentures

  • Job category
    Banking and Finance, Information Technology, Risk Management
  • Job level
    Senior Management
  • Contract type
    Permanent, Full Time
  • Location
  • Salary
    S$11000 - S$21000

Job Description

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.

SC Ventures (“SCV”) was established in March of 2018 with the purpose of “Rewiring the DNA in Banking” by bringing three distinct areas together:

The eXellerator labs, enabling innovation at large in the Bank by supporting:

Entrepreneurially-minded colleagues as “Intrapreneurs”, developing ideas to products, services or new business models.

Collaboration with fintech companies, supported by the SC Ventures FintechBridge[1], Proof of Concept (“POC”) framework and POC funding.

Client engagement on co-creation activities.

The Innovation Investment Fund (“Fund”), USD100m allocated to acquire minority stakes in fintech companies (“fintechs”) whose technology has been successfully validated in the Group and is progressing to production (i.e., continuing use), subject to commercial due diligence.

Venture building, exploring new business models (“ventures”), with the objective of providing ‘optionality’ for the Group in the way it engages existing and new customers and markets. These adopt a start-up model, operating independently of the Group’s existing businesses, funded in a venture capital fashion, and under a different governance and risk management framework.

There are c.65 team members (excluding individual ventures), including dedicated colleagues from the Group’s support functions, based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nairobi, London and San Francisco.

Key Roles and Responsibilities


1. Support development and implementation of the risk governance for SC Ventures and for Crypto asset Risk Management, to include:

- Support work on Ventures risk policy framework

- Participate in Ventures Risk committees and forums

- Support BAU processes for risk identification and reporting

- Support operational risk management of SC Ventures

- Participate in third line audits

2. Contribute to the risk management and operational capability of a portfolio of individual ventures (2LOD) or Crypto asset related projects:

- Review of business and risk management strategy

- Review of risk governance, policies and standards

- Review of risk profile

3. Provide guidance to a portfolio of individual ventures where capacity gaps exist, while maintaining independence, for:

- Development of risk management framework, policies and standards

- Development of risk profiles

- Advise ventures functions to ensure Venture build meets applicable requirements and builds in control by design.

4. Participate in SCV Risk and Crypto asset Risk Management core governance activities

- Support the running of relevant fora

- Production of necessary management information

- Development of subject matter resource / capacity via hiring and training initiatives


• Continuously enhance the OR framework and methodology, keeping abreast of external practises through research and participation in industry forums.

• Support the end-to-end OR process, ensuring a strong understanding and discipline of implementation of OR across teams

• Participate & ensure that for all Second-Line accountabilities within the Operational Risk Type Framework, are being consistently delivered effectively and efficiently.

• Assist in the development and delivery of training to raise the overall skillsets of the function (both technical and soft skills); this to include development and execution of training interventions, e.g. report writing and soft skills

• Fully adhere to – and actively support to - all agreed governance (e.g. committees) and other routines (regular meetings, attendance at other forums) for SCV Risk and Crypto asset Risk Management or, where applicable and requested, that relate to the relevant COEs. Act as an advocate for SCV Risk and Crypto asset Risk Management, its objectives and best practice more broadly where opportunity arises.

• Adhere to such other process and governance requirements as requested by line management, from time to time.

Risk Management

• Validate that all activity adheres to the Risk Management Framework, with a specific focus on ensuring an effective framework for the management of Operational Risks within the team as they pertain to the role.


• Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role.

• Deliver ‘effective governance’; capability to challenge colleagues effectively; and willingness to work in an open and cooperative manner with all.

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 Governance and Policy team to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles.

• Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Knowledge and Qualifications

• Strong academic background

• 10-15 years of experience in operational risk in financial services – with broad experience across diverse business models within banking and Fintech

• Strong general experience and expertise within risk management, and experience in digital-related risks (technology risk, ICS Risk, resilience)

• Knowledge of key regulatory and supervisory frameworks.

• Strong stakeholder management, communication and influencing skills

• Project management / PMO

• Creativity and appetite for continuous improvement

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

Closing on 24 Sep 2021

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