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Assistant Communications Manager


Posted on September 2, 2019

3 - 4 years United Arab Emirates - United Arab Emirates

Any Graduation. Any Nationality

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Key responsibilities & Accountability:
We are looking for an Assistant Communications Manager to be part of a small, close-knit, collaborative, and fast-paced team. The role will be responsible for a range of projects both internal and external, focusing largely on Arabic translation as well as writing in Arabic and English for various digital platforms. You will be joining us at an exciting and challenging time as we embark on the delivery of an ambitious change and digital transformation program across the organization. The ideal candidate will be a self-starting, emotionally intelligent professional with a positive, pragmatic outlook, good judgement and a clear focus on results. Excellent writing skills in Arabic and English and the ability to adapt to a wide range of styles is essential to the success of this position.
Supporting the Communication Manager with the development and implementation of Julphar's Internal and External Communications strategies.
Writing Arabic content that helps tell Julphar's story, while maintaining our house style.
Drafting and proofreading content in Arabic and English, for a range of platforms.
Ensuring the website, intranet and social media are regularly updated with engaging, relevant content.
Generating, editing, publishing and sharing highly engaging multimedia content that builds meaningful connections and encourages interactions.
Developing and maintaining close relationships with Arabic and English speaking journalists in the region.
Where needed, partnering with other departments to drive and execute internal/external programs and initiatives.
Finding opportunities to develop content for internal audiences that align with Julphar's Business Strategy such as internal stories, interviews and videos.
Managing and developing Julphar's corporate presentation.
Creating and maintaining a social media and editorial calendar with a posting schedule.
Proposing new ideas for social media and digital marketing campaigns and strategies.
Staying up-to-date with current technologies and trends in social media, tools and applications.
Suggesting and implementing new creative campaigns to develop brand awareness.
Continuously capturing and analyzing social media metrics, insights and best practices.
Creating and implementing social content strategies for each of Julphar's social media handles.
Producing video content for events and digital campaigns.
Ensuring website design and architecture is in keeping with latest developments in website technology and is usable across all commonly-used platforms.
- Education
Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism.
- Experience:
Minimum of 3-4 years of relevant experience.
Experience with content management systems.
Experience handling multiple projects, process-driven and ability to adapt in a fluid, high-growth environment.
Experience in the healthcare/pharmaceutical industry is a plus.
Solid translation experience.
Proven success and experience working with social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
- Training:
Key Competencies:
Pro-active and positive attitude. Self-driven, proactive and forward-thinking mindset. Strong sense of initiative, both when working independently and in collaboration with a team. Arabic proficiency is a MUST. Non-Arabic speakers will not be considered.
Technical Competencies:
Strong eye for design and aesthetic; photography and photo/video editing skills a plus. Strong organizational skills with high level of attention to detail. Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media. Excellent writing, editing, copywriting and proofreading skills, accuracy and creativity essential.

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Established in 1980 in the UAE, Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries is the largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in the Middle East and North Africa. Beginning its journey with the first stand-alone facility that produced 5 products, Julphar now operates 15 globally certified manufacturing facilities. Distributing medicines to more than 40 countries globally, the company maintains a broad range of product portfolio that includes categories such as Pediatric Primary Care, Wound, Anemia and Women Care, Cardiopulmonary Care, Consumer Care, Adult Primary Care, Gastro Care and Pain Management. The company holds the vision to be recognized as the leader for pharmaceutical products and contribute to a better healthcare in the Middle East and Africa region.

Julphar’s 13 facilities are based in the UAE while other manufacturing units are available in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia as a part of its international expansion plan. In 2012, the company also launched the only one of its kind Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacturing facility in the Middle East named as Julphar Diabetes, which supported its positioning among the largest manufacturers of insulin in the world. Julphar has bagged several awards and ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations. It works closely with regulatory bodies, such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the UAE Ministry of Health (MOH) to ensure that all their practices are aligned with the international requirements.

Julphar employs around 3,000 people around the world and believes that its corporate results are achieved due to its dedicated employees. Working for Julphar offers an opportunity for career and personal development.

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