Talent Development Officer - UAE National

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Employment: Full Time

Our client a leading, reputable Educational establishment is currently looking for a Talent Development Officer

Summary of Functions:

The Talent Development Officer plays a crucial role in supporting our clients learning and development strategy and Emiratization plans. Responsible for fostering internal capabilities, this role aims to ensure the university achieves its short and long-term objectives with a talented, trained, and motivated workforce.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

- Implement learning and development initiatives aligned with approved processes, frameworks, and practices to cater to the client's needs.
- Manage the development, implementation, and updating of the training calendar in coordination with Departments and training providers to ensure alignment with organizational priorities.
- Conduct an annual Training Needs Analysis (TNA) with all units and departments to capture development needs and validate requirements for organizational, departmental, and individual needs.
- Analyze training costs, review proposed training budgets, and ensure cost-effectiveness of training initiatives.
- Review, evaluate, and report on training program effectiveness, providing recommendations for further improvement.
- Ensure Professional Development and Succession Plans are prepared, approved, and reviewed annually to stay up-to-date and relevant to individual development.
- Implement company Emiratization plan, covering all aspects related to the development and retention of UAE Nationals to build the capability of Nationals within the organisation and support Emiratization targets.
- Handle student internship requests, ensuring proper administration of placements within departments, and issue required letters to students.
- Execute annual performance management within an approved framework, policies, and processes, ensuring fair and objective assessments with a clear line of sight between individual performance goals and organizational strategic goals.
- Participate in preparing a competency framework and ensure all development opportunities align with the set competencies.
- Establish and maintain active relationships with relevant governmental and private institutions regarding national developments, initiatives, and other learning offerings for staff.
- Develop required assessments and reports for learning and development.
- Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.


Qualifications & Experience:

- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, or equivalent.
- Minimum five years working experience in the same field.
- Holding CIPD Diploma or SHRM Certificates is preferable.

Knowledge & Skills:

- Ability to be equitable, confidential, and consistent in complex situations.
- Good knowledge of Learning and Development activities.
- Demonstrate effective organizational skills, human relations, and communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, counseling, and negotiation skills.
- Strong presentation skills.
- Good Knowledge of HRMS such as SAP System.
- Ability to deal with highly sensitive and/or confidential information and issues.
- Develop and implement departmental human resources policies and procedures.
- General office administrative and secretarial skills.
- Excellent written & spoken command of both English and Arabic languages.
- Proficiency in using computers and Microsoft Office package.


At Culture First Recruitment, we have a profound belief that the key to success lies in building a remarkable culture within organizations. Our founder, Ryan Jackson, a visionary serial entrepreneur with a track record of success across multiple industries, had an awakening that transformed the way he approached business.

Ryan’s journey began in a notorious industry that had developed a negative public perception. Despite achieving financial success, he felt something was missing. As profits soared, Ryan found himself falling out of love with business, realizing that he was not aligned with the values of his own company. This disconnection led him on a transformative path of soul-searching.

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