Business Relations/Policy Advisor


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-5758

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with one of our leading public sector clients, who is looking to appoint a Business Relations/Policy Advisor, who will manage and service its business community, in addition to driving new policy initiatives which align with their strategic vision.

As Business Relations/Policy Advisor, you will forge strong relationships with contacts across government entities, business groups and councils to understand their regional plans and challenges faced. You will act as a voice for the business community to communicate feedback and in turn will proactively identify opportunities and any gaps in policy to form new initiatives.

This role will be heavily geared towards conducting research on local and global economic developments, emerging trends and forward-thinking solutions which address market challenges and boost economic growth. There will be close collaboration with the Legal and Policy Advocacy teams to develop new policies and initiatives which meet the long-term vision of the organisation and its business community.

In addition, you will be involved in the planning and facilitation of all events and forums, including the production of the agenda and key discussion topics. Our client is looking for someone who has a holistic view of the global economic landscape and its impact on the region from a trade and development perspective.

This role will combine a range of skills including research, client relationship building, policy development and project management, therefore excellent interpersonal and organisation skills are fundamental.


To be considered for this role, you should have a Bachelor’s Degree ideally in Business or International Relations, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position ideally with a focus on policy advocacy, economic research or consultancy.

Our client has a strong preference for candidates who have international exposure and previous experience in developing a broad range of new initiatives, working with a think tank or management consultancy ideally.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

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