Director – Communications and Media Relations

Communications -AUH

Key Accountabilities - Deliver the communications activities of CBUAE by developing a coherent internal and external communication strategy and ensuring the effective presentation of CBUAE - Devise an integrated internal and external communication strategy to clearly communicate the mandate and role of CBUAE internally and externally - Define communication objectives and lead the design of applicable policies and processes to support the execution of the communication strategy - Build a calendar of external and internal communication initiatives in alignment with overall CBUAE Strategic Communications objectives - Drive Social media presence of CBUAE and devise a plan to activate it with minimal reputation risk - Deliver and identify new internal and external channels to raise awareness to stakeholders. - Build strong partnership with CBUAE departments to understand key communication requirements - Engage external stakeholders such as government and federal / national authorities through building consensus and encouraging collaboration - Maintain relationships with key media partners, speak directly to the media on behalf of CBUAE and define the guidelines to be followed by the team for all public relations - Ensure quality and excellence standards with regards to all published assets - Implement and maintain an updated crisis communication plan to cater for any operational, reputational incidents - Guide and motivate subordinates to enhance performance and produce quality work, and ensure that they are continuously developed for higher level roles. - Perform any other duties outside the scope as and when required. Education / Qualifications / Certifications - Bachelor or Master Degree, preferably in Communication and Media Political Science or other related discipline - 8-10 years of experience with at least 8 years of experience in a similar role - 6 years working experience in the UAE, with appropriate familiarity with the UAE market and regulations - Proficient in English and Arabic languages