Director, Financial Communications

Job Category: Strategic Communications
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Dubai


The candidate should have experience in communications either from an advisory role or in-house within a reputable company.

The candidate is expected to be able to provide high quality strategic and tactical advice based on the detailed knowledge of the client and by the use of innovative thinking.  The candidate should possess knowledge of Client account ‘essentials’ (key messages, Q&As, press releases, internal communications, speeches, etc) as well as provide strategic advisory through communications strategies, campaigns and plans. The candidate must understand finance, including financial results, IPOs and M&As and how to influence investors.

The candidate will be required to show an understanding of a wide range of business and financial topics, and to represent the company in front of clients on a regular basis.


The candidate should have 7-10 years of experience as a communications director or manager. Preference is given to those with experience in communications agencies or other consultancies.-


 Writing original Arabic and English content

  • Strategic thinking
  • Ability to build media relations


As part of the client-handling team, the candidate will be responsible for:

  • Filling the role of a more senior member, when they are absent.
  • Managing teams and act as a driver on the accounts, making sure that the highest level of delivery is provided (motivate the team, briefs, de-briefs, delegate and supervise)
  • Act as a constructive force within teams and teach and coach team members.
  • Provide high quality strategic and tactical advice based on the detailed knowledge of the client.
  • Deliver and negotiate advice in an effective way.
  • Ability to act on the range of accounts across the spectrum of the Corporate Communication (financial, corporate repositioning, crisis, M&A, etc.).
  • Handling a wide range of contacts (business and key trade press) in media handling.
  • Actively and efficiently handles high profile/complex/crisis media issues well.
  • Pitch stories well.
  • Has an established and growing network of other advisors (bankers/lawyers).
  • Maintain good contacts within the analyst community.
  • Continue to develop relationships with key analysts’ within their sectors and ability to obtain insights into analyst opinion.
  • Use financial knowledge and understanding of markets/financial transactions and specialist skills to give strategic advice and drive communication programs.
  • Seek new business; take part in the marketing effort.
  • Establishing a strong network of media contacts
  • Developing and managing media programs / communications plans


Package: Very competitive


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