Director of National Center for Public Policy and Leadership (NCPPL)

Abu Dhabi (AE)
Thursday, 21 May 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 11 June 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of National Center for Public Policy and Leadership (NCPPL)

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) seeks a highly qualified Director for the National Center for Public Policy and Leadership (NCPPL). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with our fast-paced research team at the University and help develop policy that will shape the future of the UAE. 

The Director is expected to work across disciplines and functions to advance the national agenda on public policy and leadership.  The ideal candidate will have a proven record of conducting high quality research and leading services in the area of public policy and leadership. They should have excellent presentation and communication skills, be a strong contributor to the senior leadership team, a self-starter, be willing to learn new skills and take on a variety of high level assignments.


The main responsibilities of the Director include:

  • Develop a strategy for the Center.
  • Develop the image of the Center to become a world renowned center of excellence in the area of Public Policy and Leadership. 
  • Develop and execute research programs around public policy issues.
  • Work closely with public policy researchers at the University to develop strong interdisciplinary research collaboration among departments and colleges.
  • Build partnership with local and international academic institutions
  • Inform and influence policy in communication with governmental entities.
  • Attract and secure major funding for the Center.
  • Advocate the Center’s position on important public policy issues.
  • Develop policy initiatives, provide feedback about potential new laws and regulations, and discuss issues facing the government.
  • Develop in depth analysis and regular reports on policy developments.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in public policy or related majors such as Political Science, Economics, Business Administration, Communications, or Journalism.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in the field of public policy, leadership, and related fields.
  • Proven record of conducting high quality research in related fields
  • Experience and understanding of the international legislative process
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to prioritize multiple and competing priorities.
  • Experience of leading research teams and establishing new initiatives

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D from a highly ranked research universities.
  • 15 years of experience in well-known organizations in the field of Public Policy and Leadership
  • 5 years of work experience in the GCC Countries 
  • Strong networking experience with international organizations and researchers

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered dependant on qualifications andexperience.

Closing Date for applications  11th June 2020

Informal Enquiries may be made to Professor Ahmed Ali Murad, Associate Provost Research,  ahmed.murad@uaeu.ac.ae

Applicants should apply with a CV and covering letter through the UAEU Jobs portal at https://jobs.uaeu.ac.ae/index.jsp