Government Liaison Manager

Posted 8 months ago by mselect
Location Muḩāfaz̧at Bābil Job Type
Salary Sector Industrial

MSELECT is looking to hire a Government Liaison Manager for an industrial client in Babil. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. Fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

Job Summary
The Government Liaison Manager will support start-up of all new projects as well as all current projects. He is responsible for liaising with various governmental authorities, including but not limited to all ministries and relevant authorities at central, provincial, and local levels where required to facilitate smooth implementation of programming, including timely approvals of Permits, Visa’s, Travel arrangements, Customs, Tax Clearances, Exemptions, Investment Councils, Memoranda of Understanding, and other government processes.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain relationships with key staff and decision-makers in the government and among local authorities. Act as a key focal point.
  • Proactively coordinate and advocate on the company’s behalf with local, regional and national officials to ensure that the desired outcomes for the company’s activities are achieved.
  • Lead the process for new project start-up and advise senior staff on actions and documentation at each step of the process.
  • Accompany project key personnel to meetings with government officials and facilitate conversations for smooth representation of the company in those meetings.
  • Participate in any relevant meetings and conferences organized by authorities.
  • Lead on development and submission of progress reports and applications to relevant ministries, and contribute to donor reports.
  • Work with authorities to secure all required authorizations and permissions to facilitate smooth implementation of required processes, e.g. Tax clearances, visa’s, work permits, social security, Customs and borders and ports.
  • Familiarize and keep up with all government requirements applicable to the project to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure all correspondence with the government is in line with policies, and records are retained in an organized manner.
  • Prepare and share weekly, monthly and yearly progress reports with management.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in law, social sciences, development, business management or a related field required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience required. Experience working with the government at a senior level will be considered as an advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Arabic required.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Iraq system of government and administration. experience working with the Ministry of Industries is an advantage.
  • Results-driven, self-driven, independent and motivated.
  • Diplomatic nature, excellent negotiation skills plus negotiation experience.
  • Strong communication, organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving aptitude.
  • Trustworthy and honest.
  • All successful candidates will go through security checks.
  • Computer literate. Excel and Microsoft Office is essential.
  • Proactive nature.
*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process

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