Manager External Communication

Manager External Communication

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
12-15 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description
Manage and supervise, under the guidance and direct supervision of Division VP, the formulation and implementation of the external communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of CLIENT Drilling with all external stakeholders. Promote a client-oriented approach in CLIENT Drilling. Manage and direct company’s external Major events, exhibitions, seminars, official gathering and meetings. Align external communication initiatives in CLIENT Drilling to promote CLIENT vision. Manage external communication consistency and ensure external strategy reflects the company objectives and goals. Dedicate 60% of the incumbent’s time on managing the external communication needs of the CLIENT Drilling and supervise staff of the External Communications Department.
Job Specific Accountabilities
·Develops messages, content and narratives for external use, focused on the CLIENT Drilling business activities and achievements; ensures consistency and full sign off of relevant SMEs senior communications.
·Seeks out CLIENT stories and pitch communications content to CLIENT HQ. Develops specialized business content.
·Effectively supports Group communications to address day-to-day media inquiries (national\international) by ensuring full connectivity with CLIENT drilling SVPs and VPs and closely liaising with CLIENT business line communications.
·Prepares CLIENT Drilling CEO for any external communications to protect CLIENT; ensures alignment in close collaboration with CLIENT business line communications.
·Develops English and Arabic content for digital\print and social media and ensure CLIENT approval and supports the roll out and implementation of the revised brand guidelines and unified website across the CLIENT Group.
·Identifies IC\brand leads in CLIENT Drilling to work closely with the CLIENT brand team on all related issues and communication.
·Lead the creation and implementation of external communications and advocacy strategies, support to business development.
·Supervise the elaboration and implementation of media and events activities.
·Initiate activities judged as beneficial to the company, its staff or which may enhance the company image and sale of its services.
·Manage and direct the company’s external Major events, exhibitions, seminars, official gathering and meetings.
·Supervise maintenance of websites, databases and knowledge management systems.
·Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing among external stakeholders.
·Manage the provision of information for elaboration of CLIENT Drilling management communications and outreach strategy based on the external communications strategy.
·Comply with all UAE, CLIENT, CLIENT Drilling and client Asset Integrity Management codes of practice.
·Regular contact with VPCC&CSR and other team members of the department.
·Has frequent (approximately weekly) contact with employees at same or higher level to answer queries and obtain information.
·Has occasional contact with other public relations departments within the CLIENT group of companies for reference.
·Has occasional contact with government & non-government organisations when arranging for visits to CLIENT Drilling.
Minimum Qualification
·Bachelor Degree in Communication/Public Relations, Journalism or equivalent.
Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills
·12 years of relevant experience, out of which 4 years at the national level in providing communication packages to promote the activities of prestigious/large scale organization.
·Excellent communication skills.
·Good knowledge of spoken and written English and Arabic.

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