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Head of Policy

  • Location:

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Sami Qureshi

  • Contact email:

    sami@phoenixsearch.com

  • Contact phone:

    +1 646-568-4046

  • Job ref:

    3661

  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-03-09

Head of Policy

We are looking for experts in policy reform to be based in Dubai.  Responsible for regulatory policy in all areas.  This is a unique opportunity to be a key contributor to the growth of Dubai and to assist with Dubai’s D33 Agenda.

We are considering candidates with a combination of consulting, legal and policy backgrounds.  We are looking for individuals who: 

  • Have a sophisticated understanding of policy reform

  • Entrepreneurial/strategic approach with policy recommendations

  • Monitoring and responding to Emirate and Federal legislation;

  • Researching and analyzing policy issues, drafting policy and bills briefs, memos, reports, and recommendations; 

  • Leading preparations for legislative reviews and preparing the divisional Q&A documents;

  • Assist senior management in managing and interpreting political and policy developments and formulating agency strategy;

  • Represent on legislative/interagency calls;

  • Developing responses, and drafting correspondence and external messages on behalf of the firm to external stakeholders and constituents; 

  • Coordinating with outside entities around meetings and events;

  • Preparing briefings and materials

  • Strong project management;

  • Researching, analyzing, and synthesizing information to internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred Skills:   

  • Understanding of the legislative process in the UAE

  • Experience developing and managing policy portfolio and working with government officials

  • Excellent research, analytical and problem-solving skills required

  • Good with budgets/numbers

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in team environment

  • Strong project management and time management skills •

  • Ability to prioritize assignments, handle multiple projects simultaneously to completion, and work under pressure against tight deadlines

  • Ability to actively listen, synthesize information and communicate effectively with all levels of staff and external stakeholders

  • Discretion and excellent judgment to handle sensitive and confidential matters

  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint and Outlook skills+

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