Career Development and Staffing Manager

Website CareerDubai

My client a global multinational strategy consulting business, is currently looking for a Career Development & Staffing Manager based in Dubai. Reporting to Head of Career Development & Staffing, you will be responsible for Resource Management by working closely with Head of Career Development & Staffing, Practice Leads and senior client staff in accordance with overall firm targets, project needs, and development priorities of staff. Below more details:

  • Interact daily with Partners, Principals and Managers to ensure appropriate staffing in line with firm needs, project needs and staff preferences and development priorities
  • Resolve conflicts arising from complex staffing situations and handle autonomously difficult conversations with senior client staff
  • Support Head of Staffing in defining and implementing strategic initiatives to improve fair and effective implementation of the staffing process and uphold guidelines
  • Connect with client staff’s mentors on a need basis for issues with their staffing
  • Act as gatekeeper in managing staffing decisions based on business needs, staff preferences and development needs and availability
  • Ensure full integration of new hires by proactively securing most suitable projects (team structure, length, content, etc…); proactively escalate to senior stakeholders to ensure finding suitable solutions if staffing got derailed
  • Provide supporting evidence when necessary on resource performance, staffing pull amongst partners and principals and additional background on any staffing issues faced
  • Post appraisal cycle, regularly refer to the extracted list of development needs as maintained and managed by the Performance Management Team to ensure full understanding of all needs and meet staffing requirements accordingly, when possible
  • Oversee content and production of weekly staffing reports for quality, accuracy, and timely submission (master staffing sheet, newsletter, etc…)
  • Uphold consistent and constant implementation of staffing guidelines with every decision, taking into account the three pillars of staff deployment (Business Needs, Staff Preferences and Development Priorities)
  • Position self as a subject matter expert on a broad range of Staffing questions and take the lead to interact closely with Seniors to address cross-functional queries
  • Act as a key resource and liaison to other functional areas of the business, building productive cross-functional relationships
  • Manage the Career Development and Staffing Coordinator and ensure proper distribution of tasks to optimize the resource allocation and management


  • 8-10 years of experience in HR (could be HR Operations, Recruitment…) or Supply/Demand, Project Management, Account Management.
  • University Degree
  • Autonomous and works well under pressure
  • Excellent Interpersonal, Organizational and Communication Skills
  • Presentable, approachable and diplomatic
  • Exercise sound judgment, objectivity, while maintaining highest level of confidentiality
  • Empathetic towards staff needs and preferences
  • Ability to make decisions in an efficient and timely manner
  • Ability to prioritize workload in a highly dynamic environment