Our client is a communications consultancy that uses an in-depth understanding of public, commercial and political drivers to provide insightful strategic counsel and meet complex communications challenges.
They work with a portfolio of clients in the Government and Corporate sector handling communications strategy across the GCC.
They are seeking an Associate Director with extensive experience in strategic communications to provide direct communications support to clients across the Middle East.
Below the requirements;
Excellence – the drive to consistently work to produce and provide advice that is outstanding
Commitment – willingness to go the extra mile to deliver
Discretion – our clients trust us for our discretion
Collaboration – willingness to share information, expertise and workload
Collegiality – treat each other with respect; no office politics
Honesty – Being honest with clients, and each other
Support in the delivery of strategic communications to clients across the Middle East
Provide political, economic and investment analysis of current and emerging regional issues
Responsibility for developing and incorporating analysis into communications programmes
tailored to client requirements
Account manager for allocated clients, with responsibility for the day-to-day management of
activities, ensuring deadlines are met, assigning further responsibilities where necessary and
alerting those responsible for oversight to any issues and seeking sign off, where required
Collaborative speech writing and op-ed development with clients and members of our clients senior team
Conduct narrative development and produce messaging, talking points and factsheets
Delivery of general PR tasks including writing press releases, media engagement, stakeholder mapping and stakeholder engagement
Strong ability to write presentations (using tools such as PowerPoint) to a high standard – including content and appropriate design
Responsibility for ensuring quality control of all research documents and briefing notes for clients, including country briefings, general briefing notes and biographies
Stakeholder and influencer engagement - identify key stakeholders and influencers, map a plan for engagement and support in cultivating relationships.
At least 6 years’ experience in government and corporate communications; agency experience a bonus
Excellent written and spoken English
Excellent writing and presentational skills
Experience producing communications materials, including press releases, talking points,
media briefings, etc.
Experience participating in the development and implementation of communications
Excellent organisational skills and flexible approach to work, with the ability to work
independently, but also display solid team working skills
Excellent IT skills, including Word, PPT and Excel
Experience of client relationship building and relationship management
Analytical skills and tactical judgement.
The successful candidate will be based in the Dubai office.
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