Director of Government Communications (UAE National)

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-6907

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Director of Government Communications will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of strategic communication plans and initiatives.

Client Details

A local government client, with exposure across the Abu Dhabi ecosystem.


* Develop and implement comprehensive communication strategies that effectively promote government policies, initiatives, and programs to the public, media, and stakeholders.
* Provide strategic advice and counsel to government officials and leaders on communication matters, including crisis communication and reputation management.
* Manage a team of communications professionals to execute communication plans and ensure messaging is consistent, accurate, and aligned with government priorities.
* Serve as a spokesperson for the entity, delivering clear and compelling messages to the media and other stakeholders.
* Collaborate with government entities and departments to ensure effective communication and coordination of government activities and initiatives.
* Conduct research and analysis to assess the effectiveness of communication strategies and provide recommendations for improvement.
* Develop and maintain strong relationships with media outlets, journalists, and other key stakeholders to promote accurate and positive coverage of government activities and initiatives.

Job Offer

* Exposure to the Abu Dhabi Government ecosystem.
* The opportunity to work on some really exciting Mar-Comms projects.


* Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or related field.
* Minimum of 8 years of experience in a senior communication role, with a proven track record of developing and implementing successful communication strategies.
* Strong knowledge of the political landscape and government operations in the UAE.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels.
* Demonstrated experience managing large teams of communications professionals.
* Ability to think strategically and provide sound advice to government officials and leaders.
* Experience in crisis communication and reputation management.
* Strong organisational and project management skills.
* Fluency in English and Arabic (written and spoken) is required.

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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Director salaries in UAE

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AED 40,500

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