Freelance - Project Director


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-6170

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a global strategic consultancy who provide advisory services and organise large scale, impactful conferences, ceremonies and forums across the GCC. Our client is looking to hire a Freelance Project Director who will oversee project execution from concept to delivery, working closely with cross-functional teams and stakeholders. This role will be based between Dubai and Riyadh with regular travel involved between both regions.

This role will be responsible for overseeing project plans from initial conceptualizing stage to project delivery, being the key contact on behalf of the business to communicate progress and provide strategic guidance to clients and key stakeholders. The projects will vary from virtual forums to large scale ceremonies and festivals, therefore requiring an individual who is able to think creatively across project verticals to improve project outcomes and create a long-lasting impact.

Previous experience working closely with C Level executives within a corporate setting including government, ministries and NGOs is essential for this role. In addition, the successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills in order to develop trusting long-term relationships with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally.
This role will work closely with teams across production, logistics, program development and will bring together and oversee the plans across all departments to achieve strategic objectives within the required budget and deadline. There will be extensive travel required for this role, often at short notice therefore a willingness and flexibility to travel is essential.


To be considered for this role the candidate should possess an MBA in a relevant field alongside a minimum of 4 years’ working experience in a similar role, focussed on delivering large scale corporate events and forums.

Our client is looking to hire a self-motivated individual with the ability to coach team members and build trusting strategic partnerships with a range of C level clients specifically within the government sector. An interest and existing knowledge related to global issues including investment, sustainability and transformation is highly desirable for this role.

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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