Our client, one of the world’s leading providers of smart logistics solutions, is seeking a Head of Government Relations & Public Affairs to join their head office in Dubai. This role will have a focus in the Africa region and will be tasked with enhancing the business value by positioning the organisation within government and society.

The Head of Government Relations & Public Affairs will have a robust understanding of the political environment and will be responsible for advising on political systems, government processes and will have awareness of key individuals within government and society within the region.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will be expected to deliver best quality policy, country and stakeholder analysis and engagement plans to develop and implement vigorous regional strategies.
  • Be aware of political shifts and anticipate policy change, whilst identifying possible threats to the business from statutory, legislative, or other regulatory government action.
  • To set up processes for collating, interpreting, and distributing key insights from government and related sectors to gain reliable intelligence to strengthen corporate business decisions.
  • Understanding the different working practices of governments, embassies and associations whilst actively developing local resources in-region to support delivery of business objectives.
  • Work across the organisation to ensure synergy with other business units, and collaborate with business leaders in their engagements, sharing best practices, advising on interpreting cultural nuances, and mitigating risks ensuring compliance of government and ethical standards.

The ideal candidate will have at least 12 years’ experience in a mix of strategic consulting, analytical, business, government/diplomatic and Government Relations or Public Affairs roles.

You will possess strong analytical skills, with demonstrated knowledge of governance and business control and regulatory frameworks as well as experience in crisis management.

Exceptional interpersonal skills, with proven experience working with stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally is key, as well as an extensive political network within relevant bodies throughout African countries.   

An excellent command of the English language (both written & spoken) and advanced level French would be a significant advantage.

If you have the relevant experience and this opportunity sounds interesting, then please get in touch with a copy of your CV as soon as possible via the form below.  

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. 

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