106-Personnel and careers professionals

Job Title: 

Personnel and careers professionals

Job Description: 

Provide professional business services related to employee recruitment, retention and reskilling, and which may include developing and implementing HR/employee development, occupational analysis and, performance management and vocational guidance strategies and policies.


Personnel and careers professionals provide professional employee relations advice to clients, organizations, business units, departments or individuals be that internal or external. They research, develop, plan, administer and review activities, policies and practices concerned with organization planning and development as well as staff recruitment and selection, training and development, employment conditions, employee welfare and support, career options and advice, performance and productivity management, and other staffing issues within an organization. It may also include ensuring labour laws, wage agreements and conditions of service, occupational health safety hygiene and environment laws are followed. As representatives of an organization?s management in terms of employee relations, human resources professionals often play a central role in negotiating with employees and/or their representatives.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • advising on and performing personnel functions relating to employee recruitment, placement, training, promotion, compensation, and employee-management relations or other areas of personnel policy
  • studying and analyzing jobs performed in an establishment by various means, including interviews with workers, supervisors and management, and writing detailed position, job or occupation descriptions from information obtained
  • preparing occupational information or working on occupational classification systems
  • advising and working on the foregoing and other aspects of job and occupational analysis in such fields as personnel administration, workforce research and planning, training, or occupational information and vocational guidance
  • studying and advising individuals on employment opportunities, career choices and further education or training that may be desirable

Higher specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice

  • Advanced knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Higher knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Higher knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
  • Broad knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Broad knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice
  • Broad knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Broad knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
  • Broad knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively managing complex ethical issues
  • Leverage information technology, management information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice
  • Skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and produce recommendations and/ or relevant options
  • Manage higher level relationships and organize related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Higher skills and experience in broad based policy analysis, formulation and research, plus planning in sensitive and confidential environment
  • Develop concepts and convey strategic suggestions from the spectrum of development experience
  • Broad level negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support broad-level and complex work achievement
  • Work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop creative solutions to complex predictable and new contexts problems
  • Communicate with effect, and a proven record of developing and maintaining active partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • Highly developed higher oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively control risks associated with change, as well observe ethical standards related to complex ethical issues
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to set and implement new policy directions
  • Highly developed broad organizational skills, including the ability to organize priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Work Context: 

    Work in an office environment for a wide range of organizations. They may be required to visit other worksites to inspect operations and manage staff.


    Bachelor degree in human resources management or related fields of work, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    5 years and above.

    Probable Employers: 

    National Consultative Council, Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, National Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTC), ADNOC, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai World, Abu Dhabi Farmers? Services Centre, Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company, Abu Dhabi Municipality, ADNOC Distribution, ADWEC, Union National Bank, Al Ain Municipality, National Insurance Co. ? Daman, Department of Economic Development, Ministry of Presidential Affairs, DMA, Department of Finance, Department of Transport National Centre of Meteorology and SeisMoLogy, Western Region Municipality, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Education Council, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), EMAL, DUBAL, Sharjah Municipality, Dubai Media City, Fujairah Municipality, Ras AL-Khaimah Municipality

    Occupational Size: 
    Less than 5,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Above the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Very good
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Careers adviser - Job analyst - Occupational analyst - Vocational guidance counsellor - Human resource expert - Outplacement expert - Personnel Specialist - Recruitment officer
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Job analysis manager - Labour relations director - Personnel manager - Position description manager - Personnel and employee relations manager - Manager (Human Resource) - Recruitment consultant / executive

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Business, administration, tourism, retail and leisure service
    International Careers(ISCO): 
    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi