Events Management Director - Adkins Cheurfi

Events Management Director

£50,000 to £70,000 ($61,280 to $85,400) full-timepermanent Kurdistan
Job added: 12/10/2023     Job application end date: 26/10/2023

Events Management Director vacancy – relocation to Erbil, Kurdistan.

This is truly a life-changing opportunity for the right candidate! We’re currently recruiting for an Events Management Director for a newly established tourism organisation in Erbil, Kurdistan.

This position includes a full relocation package and a flight home paid for, per year. (Salary range USD £50,000 to £70,000 which equates to $61,280 to $85,400 tax free). You do not need to speak another language outside of English.

The Events Management Director role will encompass the entirety of what this tourism organisation aims to achieve, hence we are looking for candidates with relevant experience working in similar organizations such as Visit Dubai, Visit Saudi, Visit Jordan, Visit Rwanda etc. Their capabilities as candidates should include innovative thinking and approach to planning and implementing events that goes beyond traditional channels and captures the imagination of prospective tourists. They should be able to plan an event calendar that goes beyond traditional expectations.

Role breakdown:

Event Conceptualization and Planning:

Understanding Targeted Sectors:

  • Conduct in-depth research to understand the nuances of tourism, health tourism, city bus services, hotels, and restaurant industries.
  • Identify the specific needs, preferences, and interests of the target audience within these sectors.
  • Stay updated with industry trends and emerging concepts to incorporate innovative ideas into event planning.
  • Creating events calendars that aligns with the goals and the vision of the company, with ability to drive this calendar to implementation.

Event Design and Objectives:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to conceptualize events that resonate with the respective sectors.
  • Define clear event objectives, whether it’s promoting tourism, showcasing health facilities, or enhancing city bus services and hospitality offerings.
  • Develop detailed event plans, including themes, activities, and timelines, ensuring alignment with sector-specific goals.

Event Implementation and Coordination:

Logistics and Vendor Management:

  • Coordinate all logistical aspects of events, including venue selection, catering, transportation, and technical requirements.
  • Manage relationships with event vendors and suppliers, negotiating contracts to ensure cost-effectiveness and quality.
  • Supervise event setup and teardown, ensuring smooth operations before, during, and after the events.

Participant Engagement and Experience:

  • Design engaging programs and activities tailored to the interests of attendees from tourism, health, transportation, and hospitality sectors.
  • Foster interactive sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities to enhance participant experience.
  • Collect feedback from participants to evaluate event success and identify areas for improvement.

Required skills/experience:

  • Required Skills and Qualifications: Proven experience in event management (7 years)
  • Strong organisational and multitasking skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Event Management or related field
  • Proficiency in English is mandatory; proficiency in Kurdish and Arabic is an advantage