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Expo 2020 Programme Manager

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP447-1095

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time
Job Duration: Permanent Employment

A leading multinational semi- government organisation currently has an exciting opportunity to work within the Expo 2020 project in Dubai. This is a Fixed Term appointment for 18 months, starting immediately for a Programme Manager. This fantastic challenge will find the successful applicant being fully involved in the delivery of a robust programme to promote the client at Expo 2020 on a global platform and will report to the Regional Director, based in their Dubai office.

The post will involve management of multiple stakeholders including both internal and external teams to contribute ideas in order to develop a project plan for the much discussed Expo 2020. Leading all project meetings and stakeholder engagement groups as the successful applicant, you will represent our client at all meetings and forums in order to further develop positive relationships with other nations exhibiting at the event. It is also expected that the Programme Manager will engage with the relevant exhibition authorities to best place the organisation and ensure all compliance matters are met.

Working closely with both the headquarters in the UK and the relevant trade and industry bodies, the Programme Manager will also be responsible for the marketing strategy, overall project budget, ongoing progress, local monitoring and evaluation, return on investment and overall performance post event. It is also expected that the successful candidate will promote any commercial opportunities emerging from Expo 2020 and its legacy project for future investment and collaboration.


Those with experience in large scale, global reach, event management and a degree in business and or marketing should apply for this vacancy. You will be an excellent communicator, able to manage and direct a large volume of people and have the expertise to execute an events project from start to finish. You will also be required to engage senior stakeholders’ throughout and provide them with presentation updates both here and in the UK. Therefore there may also be occasional travel required.

We are seeking an experienced events professional with high levels of engagement and commitment for this once in a lifetime opportunity to work on the widely anticipated Expo 2020 project. A clean UAE driver’s license is also essential.

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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