Job Brief

Head of Event Management position requires overseeing and organizing events that will make an impact to a target audience. This includes ensuring events are successful and cost-effective, paying attention to budget and time constraints. An event manager is, above all, a project manager who understands marketing and promotion techniques. Responsibilities include providing outstanding customer service and organizing memorable events that meet quality expectations.

Reporting to

Director,  Industry Engagement


  • Plan event from start to finish according to target audience and objectives
  • Ensure event is completed smoothly and step up to resolve any problems
  • Be in charge of outsourcing tasks or hiring personnel (DJs, waiters etc.) 
  • Coordinate all operations and supervise all staff (event coordinators, caterers etc.)
  • Source and negotiate with vendors and suppliers
  • Prepare budgets and ensure adherence
  • Lead promotional activities for the event
  • Approve all aspects before the day of the event


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, PR, Marketing, hospitality management or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Seven years of related experience in any educational institution as event manager. 
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation ability
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • A team player with leadership skills
  • Experience in project management and budgeting
  • Hands-on experience using Microsoft Office 
  • Fluency in English and Arabic – written and spoken  

Skills and Competencies

  • Accountability: Demonstrates reliability by taking necessary actions to continuously meet required deadlines and goals.
  • Global Collaboration: Applies global perspective  when working within a team by being aware of own style and ensuring all relevant parties are involved in key team tasks and decisions
  • Communication: Articulates information clearly and present information effectively and confidently when working with others
  • Innovation and Creativity: Thinks boldly and out of box, generates new ideas and processes, and confidently pursues challenges as new avenues of opportunity 
  • Knowledge of economic and econometric methods 
  • Self-motivated and proactive, and results-driven problem solver with excellent written and communication skills 

Key to Success

  • Intellectual agility and interpersonal flexibility 
  • Change leadership
  • Ability to work across silos
  • Comfortable in the space between no longer and not yet
  • Deep curiosity to learn about new trends and topics
  • Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships inside and outside of the company
  • Ability to use data to formulate and flex communications 


We are growing institute and offer a multifaceted and challenging function in a dynamic and international environment with a wide range of career and advancements opportunities. We offer an intensive professional development and training programs, a performance-related compensation combined with attractive social benefits.