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About GAC

The General Authority for Competition is an independent authority in charge of supervising the implementation of Competition Law that aims specifically to protect and encourage fair competition and combat monopolistic practices that affect lawful competition

Life at GAC

The General Authority for Competition is filled with inquisitive, energetic, enterprising and talented people. Find out what’s important to us and what inspires us to do amazing things together

Jobs at GAC

The General Authority for Competition seeks to attract high potential and high performing calibers in order to enhance a quality performance driven culture that devotes learning, knowledge and innovation

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Latest jobs at GAC

Cyber Security-Ris…

Riyadh

Full Time

- Develop frame work, approach and policies for the Cybersecurity Risk Management at GAC in accordance with the global best practices and Information Security Risk Management Standards (ISO 27005, ISO 31000) and ensuring the effective and efficient implementation; to ensure coherence and consistency in the execution of relevant activities and practices. - Develop the Risk Management strategy to include types and levels of acceptable cybersecurity risks, review and enhance it regularly to protect the Information Technology systems and data that support GAC. - Establish plans and timeframes for assessing Cybersecurity Risk at GAC to manage risk assessment activities and develop mitigation strategies. - Support, advice and guide the organizational Units at GAC to increase awareness on the importance of Managing Cybersecurity Risks and disseminate a positive culture about the types of risks - Supervise the operations and impact analysis procedures on workflow to identify operations and critical assets and engaging in recovery strategies after crisis to ensure business continuity . - Assess GAC’s ability in addressing current and potential risks to provide appropriate recommendations for finding new procedures or changing the current ones in order to meet all organizational Cybersecurity requirements. - Develop plans and operational KPIs, ensuring successful and effective implementation under the approved budget and provide the relevant completion reports; to achieve the Strategic Plan. - Follow-up with the emerging technologies relevant to the role to facilitate, increase the efficiency and effectiveness of work and improve the level of the provided services.

Cyber Security- Op…

Riyadh

Full Time

- Develop and follow-up on the implementation of Cybersecurity strategies, policies and procedures; and monitor it to maintain the required security levels. - Coordinate with the National Cybersecurity Authority(NCA) to counter threats targeting Government Entities; constantly monitor security notifications and increase awareness level regarding Cybersecurity concerns. - Track recording Cybersecurity incidents and review regular reports on Cybersecurity Compliance. - Develop, update and track installing programs and firewalls and the like to ensure conformity of the current IT security systems and the potential systems to be added to GAC with the security policies and standards and recommend modifications in accordance with the global best practices. - Carry out regular Cybersecurity tests for security holes, study potential risks to reduce IT security breaches risks and viruses; and continuously assess Cybersecurity level inspection tools. - Analyze and monitor GAC’s network security and systems around-the-clock, analyze its security events to react swiftly in cases of Cybersecurity emergencies and take actions to mitigate the risks. - Manage security solutions of networks, applications, access management tools and permissions in line with the terms of reference and coordination with those concerned inside and outside GAC to meet set requirements. - Analyze discovered incidents and update crisis plan by coordinating and collaborating with relevant units, business continuity and emergency plans to ensure its level of conformity with adopted policies.  

Senior Business An…

Riyadh

Full Time

Work with GAC departments to help them improve their processes and systems by conducting research and analysis in order to come up with solutions to business problems and help to introduce these systems to businesses and their clients.   Key Responsibilities - Cost and feasibility estimation and study - Requirements gathering, analysis, organization, and management - Translating and simplifying requirements - Process Definition & Design - Functional requirements and non-functional requirements definition - Testing and acceptance of the required deliverables - Formulate ways for businesses to improve, based on research and benchmarking - Updating, implementing and maintaining procedures - Project management (initiation, planning, execution and monitoring).  

Risk, Governance a…

Riyadh

Full Time

The General Authority for Competition (GAC) is seeking a highly experienced Risk, Governance and Compliance Head to manage and follow up the implementation of risk and governance policies, regulations and procedures, and compliance in alignment with the international best practices. Roles and Responsibilities: - Develop the strategic plan for the department including objectives, initiatives and budgets, in line with the GAC strategic plan, ensure that performance indicators are achieved and that delivery reports are submitted accurately and at the specified deadlines, and that the indicators meet policies and standards for an efficient and excellent performance. - Build effective professional relationships with partners and stakeholders within and outside GAC, to ensure the provision of necessary resources, the implementation of management and control activities of the expenditures in order to ensure the efficient and effective use of financial resources. - Oversee the development and follow-up of the implementation of the Governance and Compliance strategy and methodology to ensure that GAC’s interests and objectives are met, reduce risks, improve its reputation and enhance the confidence of stakeholders. - Oversee the risk analysis and assessment of GAC, ensure and update the risk register, develop controls and contingency plans to mitigate and reduce the impact on GAC reputation and stability - Oversee the activation of the business continuity management program and disaster recovery plans. - Oversee the ongoing follow-up of all local and regional government regulations and global best practices in the field of competition and antitrust to provide it to the relevant regulatory units and to ensure their application and compliance. - Design, develop and monitor Control Systems to address violations of domestic legal norms and internal policies, and propose procedures and penalties that contribute to the reduction of any violations. - Advise and support the Board and Senior management of GAC on institutional governance principles for the implementation of the governance programs and effective risk management frameworks. - Develop and follow up the implementation of policies and programs that contribute to building an environment of trust, transparency, accountability and business integrity; to support GAC in achieving its objectives and to continuously improve its reputation locally and regionally. Requirements and Qualifications: - Bachelor Degree in Risk Management, Business Administration, Legal, Finance, Accounting or similar fields. - 10 years of experience in the field of GRC, including minimum 3 years of experience in a managerial position. - Holding one of the following professional certificates are preferred: -Risk Management Professional -Professional Risk Manager -GRC Professional Certification * Must be a Saudi National

Competition Expert

Riyadh

Full Time

Description: The General Authority for Competition (GAC) is seeking highly experienced Competition Expert to provide consultations and technical feedback, support units in market studies, engage in quantitative and qualitative economic data analysis and deliver learning sessions in topics related to competition to GAC’s employees. Key Roles and Responsibilities: - Provide high-level consultations and technical feedback on economic and legal operations; - Review and guide market studies; - Provide support to M&A case handlers; - Review manuals and guidelines; - Participate in the development of Competition Law compliance policies and rules; - Establish controls and standards related to examining economic concentration applications and cases of anti-competitive practices; - Analyze economic sectors, benchmarks and their values on competition; and - Facilitate knowledge transfer by delivering learning sessions and workshops to GAC’s economists and lawyers. Qualifications & Professional Experience: - A Master's or PhD Degree in Economics or any related field. - Minimum 7 years’ experience in the field of competition, including the following: - Experience in market studies related to competition. - Experience in analyzing mergers and acquisitions cases. - Experience in economic and legal analysis of anti-competitive violations. - Previously worked at competition regulators. - Proficiency in written and spoken English. (Arabic would be a plus) - Holding a degree in Law would be a plus.

Internal Auditor

Riyadh

Full Time

Primary Purpose of the job: Conduct internal audit work on various departments of GAC and consider all internal and external laws, regulations and instructions related to the work of GAC.   Principal Responsibilities: • Perform internal audit work on the various activities of GAC in accordance with the approved Internal Audit plan including various assurance activities. • Discuss the audit findings with the Senior Internal Auditor for the department under review before drafting the reports. • Full knowledge of the nature of the objectives and tasks of the process and participation in the collection and analysis of information and discussion with members of the team. • Participate in the collection of necessary information related to the consolidation of audit findings and recommendations as directed by the Senior Internal Auditor and IAD manager. • Complete the implementation of audit steps with possible revisions to the audit programs in consultation with the Senior Internal Auditor and IAD manager. • Participate in providing general observations and advice to team members while following and applying internal review procedures. • Assist in communicating with the department under review and follow up on the data that has been requested to carry out the audit work. • Participate in the risk assessment and preparation of the Internal Audit plan. • Review the policies and procedures of the process under review and ensure that the audited department complies with its policies and procedures.    

Legal - Investigat…

Riyadh

Full Time

Key Responsibilities 1- Examining complaints and initiatives and proposing recommendations; 2- Inquiring, searching, gathering evidence, and recording violations of the Competition Law; 3- Conducting interrogations and investigations on violations of the Competition Law; 4- Communicating with complainants to record their statements in that regard; 5- Preparing and drafting submissions that include domestic and international benchmarks, formal adaptation of facts; 6- Conducting field trips in accordance with the mandated responsibilities in the relevant regulations, and supporting teams during field visits; 7- Inspecting and analysing evidences and documents;

Legal Specialist

Riyadh

Full Time

Carry out inspection work at the place and time specified by the concerned administration, and be familiar with all related procedures. Review complaints filed against an entity and their related documents, reports and evidences. Collect evidence and information on a case, determine a particular legal course based on what has been collected and assign it to the relevant employee. Conduct legal research. Write down investigation reports and carry out follow-up with the companies associated with the investigation. Investigate and review the behaviors and prior records of an entity, if any. Conduct interrogation and discussion with regard to complaints filed against an entity. Supervise investigation procedures and investigators’ work. Keep the records of the investigations conducted. File statements of claim. Engage with legal department personnel and provide support as per the tasks required of the department. Review the records of an entity and collect the necessary information for investigation such as evidence, proofs, and witnesses. Draw up draft inquiry and investigation decisions and related briefs. Receive copies of the decisions issued by the committee in violation cases and follow up on the collection of the specified fines. Participate in committee sessions to answer the questions of the committee, respond to violators’ defense, and provide the necessary information for establishing the violation. Oversee and review various legal management processes. Review, investigate the laws, implement the regulations of GAC, and provide guidance as how to apply them.

Legal - Execution…

Riyadh

Full Time

Key Responsibilities 1- Following-up with the resolutions enforcement and final judgements for or against GAC; 2- Monitoring the enforcement through communicating with the executed according to the established State’s revenue system and implementing regulations. 3- Collecting financial fines from defaulters through communication with Government Entities for detention and enforcement in accordance with the established state’s revenue system; 4- Following up with the GAC’s Finance Department for when to collect fines. 5- Paying cases limitations after collecting the financial fines and implementing the content of the Commission’s resolutions. 6- Preparing weekly, monthly and annual reports on the enforcement. 7- Contributing to updating and developing the Internal Manual for Enforcement Actions.    

Legal - Compliance…

Riyadh

Full Time

Key Responsibilities 1- Listing the enterprises according to their risk severity by cooperating with the relevant internal departments, identifying high-competitive and low-competitive sectors, and assessing these enterprises knowledge of the Competition Law and the risks of violating this Law. 2- Identifying a mechanism for ensuring the enterprises’ compliance with the Competition Law by organizing workshops and seminars, inviting the Sectors that are at a high-risk of violating the Competition Law or those highly influential in the relevant sector and the market as a whole, urging enterprises to drafting Compliance Manuals on the Competition Law, or updating their existing Compliance Manuals, and introducing them to the risks of violating the Law. 3- Assessing the Market after the initiatives implementation, promoting Competition, reporting on the enterprises’ compliance with the Competition Law, identifying the enterprises that have not changed their status and providing support programs to promote the culture of competition and compliance with the Law. 4- Contributing to developing and updating the Compliance Guide in GAC and in accordance with the Competition Law. 5- Executing the detailed operations according to the policies and procedures of GAC. 6- Contributing to updating the training content in accordance with the domestic and international practices to facilitate the beneficiaries’ receipt of the Competition Law prohibitions. 7- Contributing to identifying the continuous improvement opportunities for systems, operations and practices and taking into consideration the leading practices, improvement areas of work procedures, reducing costs and improving productivity.            

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