The Governmental Affairs Manager MEA

The Company

Multinational Healthcare Organization

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify the key policy priorities and levers for business strategy.
  • Develop government affairs, advocacy, and public policy agenda in full alignment with short and long-term business goals.
  • Monitor external environment in MEA Institutions, MEA-wide, and all markets within the region with a focus on KSA, North Africa, Turkey, South Africa, and across category responsibility to track policy trends.
  • Spot risks and business opportunities.
  • Deliver coherent and sophisticated environmental analysis and policy insight to business
  • Provide monthly reports on trends, and progress against annual objectives.
  • Be the internal thought leader in developing company positions on key issues affecting the CH business and industry and achieve senior management sign-off.
  • Develop win-win policies and create a fact base to effectively advocate with policymakers and other audiences to achieve desired business and reputation/trust objectives.
  • The stakeholder mapping and outreach the manager is expected to build and maintain relationships with key health authorities, policymakers, industry players, and relevant industry associations/think thanks in MEA; to advocate for better access to consumer healthcare products across different channels

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience.
  • Previous experience working with government affairs or public affairs role in an FMCG, pharmaceutical, or healthcare company
  • Experience from working in a company or public institution; maybe within a related field such as communications, regulatory affairs, or health economics.
  • Fluent in English, Arabic

If you know of anyone who has these qualifications and is looking for a challenging career, please email:

Jeanette Jarjoura – Executive Search and Leadership Consultant

Job Category: Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Dubai - UAE

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