Director, Public Policy and Leadership, UAE








Abu Dhabi

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028 7136 0070

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MPA Recruitment has a mandate from a leading University in the UAE to source a highly qualified Director for the National Center for Public Policy and Leadership. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with the fast-paced research team at the University and help develop policy that will shape the future of the UAE.

In this role, you will be expected to work across disciplines and functions to advance the national agenda on public policy and leadership. You will be responsible for developing a strategy for the Center in conjunction with the ambitious overarching research strategy; for developing the image of the Center to become a world renowned center of excellence in the area of Public Policy and Leadership; and for developing and executing research programs around public policy issues.

You will work closely with public policy researchers at the University to develop strong interdisciplinary research collaboration among departments and colleges as well as building partnership with local and international academic institutions. You will inform and influence policy in communication with governmental entities and use your experience to attract and secure major funding for the Center. You will advocate the Center’s position on important public policy issues and will develop policy initiatives, provide feedback about potential new laws and regulations, and discuss issues facing the government.

You will hold a PhD degree in public policy or related majors such as Political Science, Economics, Business Administration, Communications, or Journalism and will have a minimum of 10 years of experience working in the field of public policy, leadership, and related fields. You will have a proven record of conducting high quality research in related fields as well as experience of leading research teams and establishing new initiatives.

You will receive an attractive salary and benefits package dependent on your qualifications and experience.

I am keen to have an initial discussion with anyone who feels this could potentially be of interest. Please contact Mark Canning at MPA Recruitment on +44 (0)28 7136 0070 or send an up to date CV via the link provided to speak further about this opportunity.

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