Government Relations Specialist

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Are you a seasoned Government Relations Specialist with general knowledge of laws and regulations within government entities in Saudi? Keep reading!

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Our client is a well-established is a one-stop-shop integrated professional support services company specialized in offering multinational companies that are looking to set up, operate and/or conduct business in Saudi Arabia and the UAE professional services.

ABOUT THE JOB

Reporting to the Head of Government Relations, will be responsible for managing employee related activities which are in accordance with government regulations in all its different entities. The activities also include obtaining of company registration, registration with the chambers of commerce, zakat certificate, visas, work permits, and Iqamas (Residency) for company and client employees.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Supervising the Public Relations Officers.
  • Keep an update on government regulations and statutory requirements and determine their impact on the company.
  • Liaise with the Ministries and other government entities to resolve issues related to obtaining Saudization Certificates, Company registration certificates, registration with the Chamber of Commerce, etc.
  • Manage and oversee processes relating to Governmental issues concerning employees (i.e. issuance of business visas, visit visas, exit-re-entry visas, renewals of work permits, and Iqamas)
  • Management of payments and petty cash for the government relations department.
  • Provide consultancy to the project officers as required by different government tasks in line with the updated regulations of local authorities.
  • Review all government certificates & licenses for the company and its clients.
  • Support the operation team to resolve client’s issues with all government departments.
  • Update the Management for any news & updates in the government policies and Laws.
  • Knowledge and manage governmental portals and activate relevant online access and back-up plan e.g. passports, Ministry of Labor, TAQAT, Muqeem, Qiwa, Mudad and GOSI to run the transactions and to ensure access at all times.
  • Ensure updating the company management and clients with Saudization regulations following up with the Nitaqat Program to obtain the benefits maintain compliance and avoid violation.
  • Monitor payments and records for the government relations department in coordination with the finance department for any due government balance/ bill, and re-top up the GRD Balance after completing the required formalities of paid expenses.

REQUIREMENTS 

  • 5-8 years related business experience handling Government relations.
  • Fluency in English with some knowledge of Arabic
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Exhibit strong organizational skills and be detail-oriented.
  • Possess excellent communication skills and be customer-service oriented.
  • Exhibit advanced computer skills with demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office products with a focus in Word, Excel.
  • General knowledge of local labor laws, GOSI, visa processes with etc. with the Governmental entities in Saudi.
  • Has strong relationships and experience with different government departments.
  • Using government online applications
  • Leadership skills

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Are you the one we are looking for ?

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