Associate Director

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Robert Walters

Saudi Arabia

JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Robert Walters is working with a global strategic communications consultancy who are looking to recruit an Associate Director, Saudi National with experience in strategic communication to provide direct communication support to their clients in Saudi Arabia. (Based on the Saudi Government's Saudization program this role is only opened for Saudi Nationals)

* Support in the delivery of high quality strategic communications to clients, primarily in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but also across the Middle East.
* Responsible for developing and incorporating analysis into communications programmes tailored to client requirements.
* Advise on domestic media, stakeholder and influencer relations - identifying key media, map plan of engagement and support in cultivating relationships. With the ability to deliver sensitive briefings and manage interactions.
* Draft narrative and messaging, talking points and fact sheets in Arabic.
* Delivery of general PR tasks including writing press releases, media engagement, stakeholder.
* mapping and stakeholder engagement.
* Lead proactive political and economic analysis of current and emerging issues for the client and help with communication advice and campaigns.
* Draft initial proposals for new business pitches and contribute to presentations.
* Manage delegation of work to staff on the accounts which you lead whilst empowering staff and taking account of developmental needs and capacity.

REQUIREMENTS

* Fluent written and spoken Arabic
* Excellent written and spoken English
* At least 5-10 years' experience in government or agency experience
* Good understanding of political dynamics and work of governments
* Excellent writing skills
* Experience of managing client relationships

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Robert Walters is one of the world's largest specialist professional recruitment consultancies with 53 offices spanning 24 countries.

We've helped thousands of professionals find permanent, contract and interim roles with leading global corporations, small to medium sized companies and innovative start ups. Our specialist recruitment focus includes: accountancy and finance, banking, engineering, operations, legal, IT, sales, marketing, procurement & logistics, HR and support/administration.

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