Job Title

Executive Training Director


Executive Training

Reporting Line

Deputy Director General



Job Code



Job Objectives

  • Manage institutional partner relations with training providers (diplomatic skills, general skills, language skills) and be the first point of contact and coordinator for these providers
  • Ensure steady build-up of training programme offerings and the sustained quality of training provided
  • Coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s (MoFAIC) Human Resources Department on training-related issues
  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies and procedures and oversee the quality management of the trainings provided
  • Manage the Executive Training Department strategy and develop departmental offerings in line with the training catalogue
  • Work to scale up the training programmes offered from individual to integrated initiatives that target all levels of diplomats

Key Responsibilities/Duties

Strategy and Planning

  • Develop the Executive Training Department strategies and related plans
  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies and procedures and oversee the quality management of provided programmes


  • Manage the resources and the budget of the Executive Training Department in collaboration with the Academic and Research Departments
  • Contribute to EDA’s annual budgeting and planning exercises

People Management

  • Establish, develop, and manage relationships with relevant UAE government entities as needed, with a specific focus on the HR departments
  • Manage relations with MoFAIC’s Human Resources Department with regard to training needs, planning, assessments, student/employee records transfer, and any other aspects of coordination deemed necessary
  • Conduct performance evaluations and provide feedback on performance of department employees

Job Specification


  • A minimum qualification of a master’s degree in Executive Education, Business Management, or a relevant field from a reputable/internationally accredited university. PhD is preferred

Relevant Experience

  • A minimum 10 years of experience in a public or private sector training environment


  • A proven record of performance in providing and managing executive education-style training
  • A passion for leading and shaping competencies in a diverse and cross-cultural environment
  • A strong background in project management
  • A good understanding of the training needs of diplomats
  • Ability and eagerness to work in a startup environment
  • Strong, clear, and effective communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • An inclusive, people-centred management style and an appreciation for the mission and culture of the Academy
  • Respect for the expertise of others and a belief in shared governance that promotes accountability and maximises efficiency
  • Computer literacy with professional experience in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent English and Arabic verbal and written skills

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the required duties, responsibilities, and job specifications / requirements.