Job description / Role
Purpose: To ensure that all federal and governmental applications and processes are completed in a timely and efficient manner in line with the demands of the business. Provide Taaleem Central Office and Schools and efficent, prompt, reliable and accurate information on UAE Law and Government regulations and processes to ensure full compliance at all times. Manage and maintain relationships at relevant Ministries to ensure access and appropriate support when needed.
Contribute to Taaleem strategic planning initiatives and leads the development and measurement of operational key performance indicators. The Government Relations Manager is responsible for representing Taaleem externally with government, regulators and third parties and is therefore in a position of trust and responsibility and is expected to act in a professional manner at all times.
• Proven experience managing Government Relations and Compliance issues
• In-depth knowledge of UAE law and Government regulations and requirements
• Established and proven relationships at relevant Government entities
• Strong written and spoken communication skills in English and Arabic (must be fluent in both)
• Strong IT skills with ability to produce report and track and monitor information
Bachelors degree in relevant field
Minimum 5 years’ experience in similar role within the UAE, ideally in an International organization with multiple sites or business units. Education Industry experience preferred but not essential. Experience of managing / coordinating a Government Relations function.
Conceptual Skills (planning, organizing, strategic thinking, management process), Business skills (compliance, audit, policy, operations, finance, IT), Technical skills (risk management process, risk analysis and control, project management, vendor relations).
Interpersonal (motivator, negotiator, consensus builder, team builder), Personal (innovative, communication, consultative, advisory)
About the Company
Taaleem’s main activity is the development and management of early childhood, primary and secondary schools. With quality at the forefront of our offering, we tailor each project to answer the specific educational requirements of a wide range of families by offering top international curricula including British, American, the International Baccalaureate and our custom early childhood programme.
Taaleem, which means education in Arabic, is committed to inspiring students and helping them to identify and develop their passions and talents. We only recruit the best international teachers who are capable of delivering our international curricula in a creative and engaging manner.
Taaleem is seeking to raise the educational standards in the region. The combined experience of its core team of senior education leaders in international education policy, operations and global management best practices means Taaleem is well positioned to ensure the creative of truly exceptional schools that satisfy the most comprehensive and exacting education developmental requirements.