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Senior Specialist - Governance and Compliance (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

Sector: Risk 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): CBC 

Salary Range: $89823.44 to $112279.30

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

We’re not your typical government agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.
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At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

This position reports to the Risk Governance team in our Office of the Chief Risk Officer sector. This sector enables each employee to embrace strategic risks within established limits


About the role
As a leader in risk management, CMHC is committed to ensuring it has in place risk governance and management frameworks/programs that align with the regulatory landscape, changing risk environment and practices of industry leaders. This position will exercise ongoing thought leadership around how risk is being managed and governed at CMHC to ensure consistency and rigor is applied. Specifically, this position will lead a benchmarking exercise and overall review of the current Enterprise Risk Management Framework and Risk Governance structure to ensure gaps as well as opportunities for enhancement are filled/identified. As well, this position will establish a compliance program for internal policies that considers a risk-based approach and an appropriate balance between sounds practices and effective risk management. 


What you will need
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Education or a related field or an equivalent combination of skills and work experience
• 7 years’ relevant work experience (or an equivalent combination of work and experience)
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of risk management, governance and compliance principles
• Great understanding of Corporate business lines and operations
• Ability to think strategically, connect dots
• Ability to engage and influence in a collaborative way
• Ability to manage many deliverables and make sound decisions in an effective manner
• Strong communications skills with a strong emphasis on highly developed writing skills
• Some knowledge of educational methodologies will be considered an asset


What you will be doing
• Lead a benchmarking exercise and review of CMHC’s Enterprise Risk Management and overall Risk Governance Framework/Program to ensure it remains effective yet rigorous and aligned with best in class practices
• Establish a compliance program to ensure internal risk policies


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Posting closing date: January 24, 2020 @ 11:59 pm EST (Note, the competition may remain active until filled)


Job Requisition ID: 4336  

Primary Location: OttawaOntario  

Other Location(s):  

Security Requirement: Secret 

Travel Requirement: Limited 


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities
*If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

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