J&J Family of Companies Policy Specialist in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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The Government Affairs & Policy (GA&P) organization serves all three J&J businesses and the Enterprise overall through crafting healthcare systems and promoting innovation around the world. The GA&P Middle East office based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with additional country leads based locally in key markets.

The Policy Specialist will be based in Dubai, UAE and will report to the Senior Director GA&P Middle East.

Job description

  • Monitor and report on Middle East and national developments on Healthcare and Public Health policies as well as on relevant institutional activities and industry trends

  • Research and become familiar with new stakeholders and potential alliances for J&J and develop strategic recommendations on engagement programs with them

  • Develop and maintain GA&P Middle East stakeholder database

  • Provide team and senior business partners with background research on key topics and for use in speaking engagements

  • Support outreach activities, organization of advocacy strategies and projects with relevant external stakeholders, demonstrating strong project management skills

  • Coordinate with Medical Device, Pharmaceuticals and Consumer colleagues on a continuous daily basis

  • Support projects specific to Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, and/or Consumer Healthcare to ensure the implementation of impactful advocacy and policy programs.

  • Work closely with GA&P colleagues in the EMEA markets to ensure they receive appropriate policy support.

  • Provide assistance to respond to internal enquiries on policy issues and on public consultations

  • Develop and maintain internal communication platforms and initiatives (newsletters, intranet sites, etc.)

  • Coordinate, in alignment with GA&P team J&J’s positioning on public health and healthcare policy issues to boost the Enterprise public reputation and trust.

  • Support the effective execution of external J&J-sponsored events and speaking platforms where GA&P or other J&J executives are involved.



Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in political science, international relations, economics, business, or equivalent

  • 1-2 years’ experience in international public affairs work (corporate, consultancy, NGO, trade association, EU institutions)

  • Deep understanding of Middle East legislative process

  • Excellent understanding of healthcare policy, public health, reputation management and coalition/alliance development


  • Solid ethical behavior and mindset

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong analytical skills, service-oriented and self-starter

  • Ability to think horizontally, connecting “the dots”, seeing cross-sector opportunities and synergies

  • Understanding of strategy with a strong detail –orientation in execution

  • Intellectual curiosity with interest in details, structured, good time management and stress resistant

  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills,

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as deeply strong document design capabilities (PowerPoint excellence is a requirement, and other design software is a plus)

  • Understanding of and affinity with social media and its use in public affairs

  • High proficiency in English and Arabic

Primary Location

United Arab Emirates-Dubai-Dubai


Johnson & Johnson Middle East Inc (8605)

Job Function

Medical Affairs

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