Senior Associate / Associate - Trade and Investment Promotion, Health (Doha)

Global Counsel is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Senior Associate/Associate to join our Doha office to work on trade and investment promotion projects. The successful candidate will have 3+ years of experience working in consultancy, government, think tank, international institution or in-house policy team. Experience in the health industry sector is a substantial advantage. Candidates should be ambitious and comfortable working in the entrepreneurial environment of a fast-growing consultancy.

Suitable for anyone based in Doha or open to re-locating to Doha for the role.

Role and responsibilities

  • Deliver analysis and strategic advice for clients on commercial and regulatory trends and risks in key markets of the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Identifying and building relationships with innovative companies of all sizes with potential to invest in the MENA region, working with potential investors to secure market access.
  • Identify opportunities for investors in the market with particular focus on understanding the risks and opportunities in the health and life sciences sectors, and monitor the regional competitiveness landscape.
  • Identify healthcare events that serve to deliver both client and Global Counsel objectives, and develop and deliver event engagement plans.
  • Manage consultancy projects and programmes of activity to support trade and investment promotion.
  • Support and lead business development initiatives through developing your professional networks and attending regional and global industry events.

Desirable background

  • Experience in business, consulting or elsewhere in the private sector, working on investment promotion or business development.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Arabic language a plus, but not essential.
  • Project management experience and evidence of having delivered professional work to tight deadlines.
  • A motivated self-starter who works well independently and as part of a team.

What we can offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits, including private health and dental insurance, a personal training budget, and a bonus programme.
  • Generous relocation allowance.
  • The opportunity to work as part of a diverse international team operating from five offices globally, with a wide range of policy specialisms and professional backgrounds.
  • Enviable office locations designed for collaboration, extensive support for remote working where necessary and opportunity for international travel.

If you have questions or require further details about the role, please contact us on [email protected]


Associate / Senior Associate – Trade and investment promotion, Health
3-5 years
28 May 2022
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