Internal Communications Officer | Emirates | Dubai

Job description

The successful candidate will implement the internal communications strategy by supporting internal communications programmes for major departmental-wide projects and issues and producing high-quality communications materials under the supervision of the Internal Communications Manager (ICM) or Manager Internal Communications (MIC).
To work closely with the ICM or MIC to maximise opportunities for combined synergies and to ensure that where appropriate, departmental messaging is aligned with corporate messaging and to carry out any other appropriate duties as advised by the ICM or MIC.
Job Accountabilities
* Lead the implementation of the internal communications strategy and work closely with the management team and other internal stakeholders to bring about a strategic and joined-up approach to internal communication.
* Maintain an up-to-date editorial calendar for the communication of projects and key initiatives. This will include identification of key messages, close co-ordination with the ICM or MIC to ensure that internal and external messages are aligned.
* Ensure that the content of internal communication channels, including the employee newspapers, intranet and email bulletins all work in support of the internal communications strategy and are continually reviewed and improved.
* Devise, implement and evaluate internal communications for departmental strategies, programmes and projects as required, working closely with the relevant support departments or project managers involved.
* Ensure that internal communications support key HR deliverables such as the people management strategy, employee surveys, inductions and award schemes.

Degree or Honours (12+3 or equivalent)
A minimum of 3 years experience in journalism or internal communications in a large or reputed company.
Proven editorial experience and the ability to manage editorial content from research stage through to publishing with little supervision
Ability to understand and communicate persuasively issues and policies to different employee groups
Tact and discretion to handle confidential information
Excellent written skills. Ability to present work quickly and accurately with creative flair
Ability to analyse complex information and translate into simple messages
Strong understanding of communications principles and the confidence to challenge and provide advice to senior management
PC and intranet literate