Head of Comms / Public Affairs

Location: United Arab Emirates
Date Posted: September 09, 2020
Job ID: 4703
Employment Type: Permanent
Head up the Communications team for Middle East, Turkey and Africa region, for a leading Pharmaceutical company based in Dubai.


  • Manage a small team of PR professionals in Dubai and the relevant countries
  • Internal communications
  • External communications
  • Public Affairs
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Social Media and Digital – Integrated Comms  
  • Ensure consistent policy positioning for the business and consistent messaging
  • Developing relationships with patent organizations, patient advocates, healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations.
  • Manage the digital communications including websites / social media channels locally and regionally.
  • You will be part of the leadership and excellence team across the region.
  • Work in collaboration with the Corporate and Global Communication teams
  • The role is a complex one, covering different geographical scope, multiple languages, political tension, media and policy makers relationship complexity. Each market is unique and requires tailored communications approaches.



  • Minimum 10 - 15 years of experience, in communications with public relation / public affairs background
  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administrations, Journalism and Mass Communications and/ or public policy
  • Experience in strategic communications and knowledge of public policies, and trade associations
  • Digital Marketing experience as an integrated role
  • Strong leadership skills able to act as a facilitator, a mentor, a coach and lead by example setting and ensuring standards.
  • An exemplary people person able to represent the business and company culture driving values.
  • High computer affinity, advanced MS Office knowledge
  • Minimum 5 years in a managerial role working for a multinational business



  • Master’s Degree
  • Healthcare Experience, or in a highly regulated industry
  • Writing skills, Arabic and English Language

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