Government Affairs Manager – Saudi National

Irwin & Dow

Job description / Role

This role is currently open to Saudi Nationals based in the Riyadh area and will be fully responsible for the day to day management and operations of all government relationships in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The role will also support the Operations Manager with effective leadership of the team to encourage strong connections across all government sectors and enable a seamless process for the organisation’s clients when wishing to set up or further develop a company within the Kingdom itself.

Liaising with a vast number of ministries including the Ministry of Labour, Human Resource and Social Development, Foreign Embassies, Commerce & Investment and the Ministry of Interior amongst others, it will be the responsibility of the Government Affairs Manager to conduct research and maintain a high level of knowledge. You should be able to communicate the necessary requirements to the team and clients with regards to company incorporation, onboarding of ex-pat labour and associated visas, family affairs, Iqama, social insurance (GOSI), TAQAT virtual labour market portal and all relevant documentation and compliance. You will be seen as the expertise within the company and therefore it is essential that you have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar government liaison role and possess strong communication skills in both Arabic and English. On a daily basis you will interact with subordinates, peers, seniors, ministerial employees and clients with professionalism at all times.

The role is also heavily administrative as you will be expected to maintain all documents and information via the internal CRM and ensure that renewals and documents related to Saudization, Tax, Zakat and Commercial registers are well documented.

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