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Strategy & Policy Director

Strategy, Change & Consulting

Location: Dubai
Date Posted: November 29th 2016

The Company

Mackenzie Jones Middle East are seeking an Executive Director of Strategy & Policy for a high profile entity within the Government of Dubai.  As Dubai moves towards the implementation of a number of ambitious initiatives the Executive Director of Strategy and Policy will play a pivotal role in forging Dubai’s global reputation as a leader in creativity and a hub for innovation. By providing an inclusive framework which brings together the government, private sector, citizens, and international partners in order to achieve its objectives this role is critical to the development of today’s knowledge-based economy. Reporting to the Chief Officer, Strategy & Policy this high visible role will have the following accountabilities:

The Role

  • Assess the strengths, weaknesses and current competitive position of Dubai’s creative industry including value-chain analysis, benchmarking of other cities that have successfully created creative clusters, analysis of requirements of local/global media and entertainment players
  • Develop clear strategic framework that translates the vision and mission into strategic objectives and priority themes
  • Recommend/advocate for changes to federal, local and Free Zone regulation and policy in order to attract and retain companies and institutions working in the field of media and entertainment to Dubai
  • Support talent pool development by defining initiatives to increase the size and skills of media and entertainment talent across Dubai
  • Coordinate with the KHDA on education outreach programs
  • Foster entrepreneurship and innovation in the media and entertainment industry
  • Foster dynamic industry ecosystems, including collaboration/networking amongst players, fostering linkage between academia, government and the private sector etc.
  • Develop clear implementation plan including resourcing requirements and risk analysis
  • Define, prioritise and cascade strategic key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Ensure that the strategy for the media and entertainment industry is fully incorporated and aligned with the broader strategy for developing Dubai’s creative industries
  • Work with the corporate research team and/or external research agencies to provide high-quality strategic research, intelligence and insights on Dubai’s media and entertainment industry e.g. annual industry trend reports, white papers on specific topics, measurement of economic
  • Contribute as an active member of the strategy and policy team including participation in weekly team meetings, sharing best practice, collaborating with other team members
  • Work in partnership with other bodies to deliver support to the media and entertainment industry

The Person

Advanced degree, preferably MBA from a top-tier institution

10 years’ experience working in a media organization; or

10 years’ experience working in a reputed consulting firm’s media and entertainment practice

Experience in industry development projects focused on media sector

Arabic language skills would be advantageous


Education Allowance

Annual Business Class Return Flights - Family

Health Insurance - Family


AED 60,000 - AED 70,000

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