72-Senior officials of special-interest organizations

Job Title: 

Senior officials of special-interest organizations

Job Description: 

Typically work to a board, stakeholder council of members or leadership group and establish direction and exercise leadership in providing and setting the direction, and guiding the planning, coordination, management and oversight of a special interest entity/organization.


Senior officials of special-interest organizations determine, formulate and direct the implementation of policies of special-interest organizations, such as political-party organizations, associations, employers? organizations, trade and industry associations, humanitarian or charity organizations, not-for-profit organizations or sports associations, and represent their organizations and act on their behalf.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • determining and formulating the policies, rules and regulations of the organization
  • planning, directing and coordinating the general functioning of the organization
  • reviewing the operations and results of the organization and reporting to boards of directors and governing bodies, the organization?s membership and funding agencies
  • negotiating on behalf of the organization, its members and relevant special-interest groups
  • promoting the interests of the organization, its members and relevant special-interest groups before the legislature, government or general public
  • planning, organizing and directing sections charged with implementing the organization?s policies, programmes, rules and regulations
  • ensuring appropriate systems and procedures are developed and implemented to provide budgetary control
  • monitoring and evaluating performance of the organization or enterprise against established objectives and policies
  • representing the organization at official occasions and board meetings, in negotiations, at conventions, public hearings and forums

Knowledge of policy analysis and development

  • Knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques for conducting policy analysis
  • Knowledge of economic management, finance, statistics and fiscal policy within field of work
  • Knowledge of the role of budget institutions in shaping fiscal performance within field of work
  • Knowledge of public expenditure review and public financial management within field of work
  • Knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Knowledge of policies, public issues, legislation, and/or the operations of governments, businesses, and organizations
  • Knowledge of processes and procedures legislative proposals, and prepare speeches, correspondence, and policy papers for organizational and public use
  • Knowledge of in current political, economic, and social trends including relevant government policy decisions within field of work
  • Leverage information technology, executive information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal office performance
  • Skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to produce recommendations and to evaluate programs and policies, and generate relevant options
  • Manage high level relationships and coordinate related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Substantial skills and experience in high level policy analysis, formulation and research, plus strategic planning in sensitive and confidential environment
  • Conceptualize and convey strategic vision from the spectrum of development experience
  • Negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support high-level and complex work achievement
  • Work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop creative solutions to complex problems
  • Communicate with influence, and a proven record of developing and maintaining effective partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • High level 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 initiate, 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 manage risks associated with change
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to set and implement new policy directions
  • Highly developed organizational skills, including the ability to manage priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Work Context: 

    Typically, work long and irregular hours, which may include evenings and weekends to complete assigned tasks and priorities. Often work in offices, but may spend time at different worksites within respective establishment or organization liaising with local supervisors and/ or subordinates. Their work can be quiet stressful at times caused by the need to develop and negotiate annual performance plans and budgets for the department or section, and then implement, manage and ensure ongoing approved financial, technology, legal and human resource budgets, plans and deadlines are met. May undertake negotiations, to effect business closure and to achieve results, contributing increased stress levels. May travel often to meet with existing or prospective clients, stakeholders and/or officials, and attend, in some cases present at, conferences or seminars.


    Bachelor degree in economics, public policy or other social science fields or relevant field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent

    Required Work Experience: 

    9 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    Federal National Council, Masdar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Occupational Size: 
    Less than 5,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Above the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Very good
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Chairperson, trade association - Director-general, employers? organization - Leader, political/governmental party - President, political/governmental party - Secretary-general, environment protection organization - Secretary-general, human rights organization
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Director-general, employees? organization - Director charity foundation - Executive community organization

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Government, public administration and education services
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    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi