Company: Saudi Aramco Skills: Commercial Management, Legal Experience: 5 + Years Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree Location: Saudi Arabia
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We are seeking a Government Engagement Advisor to join the Government Engagement Coordination of Corporate Affairs (CA).
The Government Engagement Coordination is a new function responsible for leveraging CA presence in Riyadh addressing Riyadh's growing importance for local, regional and international business. The focus of the function will be to advocate on behalf of Saudi Aramco through carefully designed engagement programs with the company's key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Energy and other government entities.
The Government Engagement Advisor's primary role is to identify, analyze, and assess trends and developments in the regulatory, legislative and public policy environments, and to identify their ramifications for Saudi Aramco and its interests. The Analyst must also develop and propose decisions or actions that the company should take in order to seize any opportunities or mitigate and manage any risks associated with those trends and developments.
You will be required to perform the following:
Scan publicly available sources of information, including specialized media, to identify and understand regulatory and policy trends, as well as gauge the prospects for new legislation and regulations.
Stay up to date with current affairs and social and economic trends within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other key global markets, which shape the regulatory environment in which Aramco operates.
Engage with colleagues in and outside the organization to share insights, gather information and data, candidly exchange ideas and perspectives, and pressure test your ideas and recommendations and the ideas and recommendations of others.
Articulate your findings and recommendations in well-written, clear and concise briefings, position statements, and other documents to be forwarded to members of senior management.
Present information and findings to members of management and professionals throughout the company and engage them where the function feeds into a larger corporate program or company initiative.
Mentor younger colleagues, particularly young Saudi nationals, and to provide advice and guidance on career development and skill-building activities.
As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, economics, Law, communication or another social sciences field from a recognized and approved program. An advanced degree is preferred, particularly in the areas of law or business.
You will have five years' experience in public policy or government relations and advocacy, including at least two in the energy industry or the Middle East region.
You must have proven analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as excellent writing and editing capabilities, as most of the work product is in the form of written documents such as regulatory analyses, issue or event briefs, and policy/activity recommendations.
You will demonstrate the ability to make connections between developments in the regulatory and policy space and Saudi Aramco's business and operations, and assess the implications that new policies might have on the company and its short-term and long-term interests.
You will also be able to identify and articulate the secondary and tertiary effects that developments in one policy area may have on other regulatory and policy spheres.
Knowledge and information sharing, as well as a collaborative approach to developing work product, is foundational in Regulatory Affairs, and you will be able to work individually while also engaging closely with other team members.
Arabic language capabilities and a knowledge of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East region are strongly preferred, but not required.
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