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Key Expert (Events & Communication) - Policy Dialogue with Gulf countries

United Arab Emirates
Key Expert (Events & Communication) - Policy Dialogue with Gulf countries
Governance and Economic Development
Name of project:
Enhanced EU-GCC Political Dialogue, Cooperation and Outreach
Task description:

This is an indicative profile. The project office location (United Arab Emirates) is also indicative. The GOPA Consortium has submitted an expression of interest and expects to be shortlisted in late June. Then, more precise job profiles will be available.

This EU-funded action aims to contribute to a stronger relationship between the EU and the GCC by enhancing the political dialogue, cooperation and outreach between the 2 sides.
It will do so by supporting the GCC countries in their ongoing national transformation processes, facilitatingeffective implementation and monitoring of the Cooperation Arrangements with the GCC countries, enhancingthe understanding and visibility of EU in the region and helping deepen the people to people links between the 2regions.
The project will be structured around 2 inter-related components. Component 1 will focus on politicalcooperation between the EU and each of the GCC countries. The key points of reference for this componentwill be the national transformation/national visions/development plans of the respective GCC countries andthe Cooperation Arrangements signed between the EU and the GCC countries. Component 2 will focus onpublic diplomacy. Together with component 1, it will work to enhance the understanding and awareness of theEuropean Union in the region and to create stronger trust and linkages between people from both sides. To thisend, it will use diverse tools including workshops, study visits, institutional partnerships, cultural exchanges,etc. The project will focus on bilateral cooperation with each of the 6 GCC countries and eventually merge into aregional logic as appropriate.


Qualifications and skills

  • University degree qualifications in one of the following domains: Event management, Communication, Public Relations, Marketing or a relevant, directly related discipline;
  • Proven writing and editing skills and ability to convey complex ideas in a creative, clear, direct, and journalistic style;
  • Ability to prioritize, work well under pressure and capably handle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent command of both English and Arabic 

General professional experience

  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in public/cultural diplomacy event management or implementing communication and visibility projects
  • At least 5 years of experience in managing a team of event management & communication professionals and media relations

Specific professional experience

  • At least 2 years of experience in developing and implementing communication and visibility

strategies relating to international policy and/or development cooperation programmes;

  • At least 2 years of experience in organisation of business events (e.g.: fairs, conferences, sectoral consultations, public private dialogue, sector dialogue)
  • At least 2 years of experience in event organisation involving Gulf countries 
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Project end date:
36 months
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Governance and Economic Development

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