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Bilingual Communications Manager

Irwin & Dow

Sharjah, UAE

Ref: NP447-1176

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The core function of this all-encompassing Communications Manger role is to further develop our client’s internal and external marketing, PR, media, print and digital strategy. It is therefore essential that you are bilingual in both Arabic and English and possess a strong communications background at a management level, with team responsibilities.

The role will support an organisation present in several continents that is exceptionally stable and has been well established in the region for the past fifty years. It is built on its values of transparency, operational excellence and cultural awareness with a “pay it forwards” philosophy to help develop economic and social enterprises across the region. Managing a small team consisting of three, it will be your responsibility to align all communications in accordance with the organisation’s vision and ensure they are fit for all global platforms. Therefore, you will maximise the use of PR tools, press releases, media channels and social media to create a positive image for the organisation and establish a clear brand voice and overall continuity across all platforms. It is also expected that the delivery of speech writing and some aspects of media training will be required for this challenging position.

Working closely with the Community Relations Manager to foster strong stakeholder relationships (again both internally and externally), such as governmental organisations, prominent individuals, stock market and service providers, you will be responsible for website content and management, promotional brochures and print collaterals, employee handbooks and internal newsletters and intranet sites. Additionally the role will also encompass development of the annual strategy, budget approval and overall management of the annual sustainability and social economic reviews and reports. The most suitable individual will be a confident performance and strategy monitor and a sustainability engagement champion.


Successful applicants should be educated to Masters degree level in a Marketing and/ or Communications capacity, with a stable career of 10 years plus. You will be able to think strategically and possess an innovative and critical thinking approach to the overall communications strategy, with the ability to incorporate the legal and legislative requirements. Only those with full fluency in Arabic and excellent English language skills will be considered for this Communications Manager post.

About the Company

Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.

Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.

Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.

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