Elva Partners
Dubai / Bahrain
USD 45 000 – USD 84 000 per annum
Closing date
30 Oct 2021
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Senior consultant

  • Dubai / Bahrain
  • USD 45 000 – USD 84 000 per annum

A unique opportunity to join a leading government advisory consultancy. As a junior communications professional with experience in delivering high-quality research and analysis, you will play an important role on account teams providing communications strategy, advice, and support to government clients across the MENA region.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the account lead and account manager in the development and delivery of integrated communications strategies and plans for government ministries, departments, and entities.
  • Produce research and briefing notes to a high standard.
  • Media management including pitching stories successfully to journalists and responding to media requests.
  • Draft messaging, talking points, press releases, and written digital content.
  • Monitor print, broadcast, and social media for clients, identifying articles and content of interest, producing monitoring reports, and alerting the team to potential issues.
  • Collect, analyse and present data to inform communications strategy and advice.
  • Support in the development of briefing materials and research relating to new business pitches.

Essential skills and attributes


Research and writing skills – the ability to produce consistently high quality, through research and written content.

Analytical skills – the ability to digest information quickly, organise thoughts, and judge significance.

Media relations – ability to build effective relationships with the media as oart of campaigns

Digital media – effective use of digital media, including social listening tools.

Microsoft Office – proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Problem Solving- an ability to understand the challenges and work to find solutions, either independently or within the team

Basic ability to research and develop policy ideas


Curiosity- an innate sense of wanting to understand dynamics, culture, and the world

Resilience –  the ability to cope with high pressure and change.

Confidence- has the confidence that instills sureness for the client. Is influential and gains buy-in.

Growth-oriented- takes their development seriously, and doesn’t mind teaching others

Competitive- hates to lose but understands humility

Impact led- a desire to make a positive impact on the world

Preferred experience

  • At least two years of experience in communications.
  • Ideal backgrounds include government, public sector, communications agency, charity, and think tanks.
  • Strong interest in Middle East  Africa and/or global politics and economy is a requirement.

Why work here

  • Work for a purpose-driven organisation seeking to improve the positive performance and impact of governments.
  • Be part of and contribute to some of the most interesting and challenging government reform programs in the world.
  • Be part of a high-performance culture defined by the pursuit of excellence, collaboration, collegiality, and a focus on professional development.
  • Contribute to the development of the business.
  • Progress with a clear and achievable path to promotion.
  • Tax-free living and the allure of living in the Middle East
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