Public Relations Officer


Full job details

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts - Middle East & Africa
Job Type
Human Resources
Job Level

At InterContinental
Hotels Group, we own, operate and franchise more than 5000 hotels, offering
more than half a million guest rooms in nearly 100 countries.  By bringing
your expertise and passion to any one of our brands, you will help us achieve our
vision : to be the most preferred, admired and successful hotel company the
world over.

Specific Pre - Opening Responsibilities

  •       Understand all local
    government offices regulations and especially related to                      licenses, visa and
    residence procedures
  •       Identify contacts in all
    government offices
  •       Make visas for all new
    hires well in advance from travel plans
  •       Participate in any
    government, municipality and Tourism Board visits


  • Maintain good working
    relationships with government, immigration and Owning Company representatives
    to have efficient and timely flow of work.
  • Secure all visa permits,
    licenses and government administration on time as stipulated by Law to avoid
    any fines etc.
  • Use financial resources of
    the company in a careful and judicious manner through online and cash payments.
  • Prepare periodic reports
    as per policy to justify use of hotel resources.


  • Make all visas, arranges
    for medicals and residence visas for all colleagues and their families as
  • Prepare and issues the
    employee’s ID cards and Emirates ID Cards
  • Responsible for the
    preparation of all personnel documentation in Arabic.
  • Responsible for
    safekeeping, releasing and receiving the colleague passports.
  • Ensure that the visas of
    terminated or resigned employees are cancelled and responsible for ensuring
    their exit or their legal stay in the country.
  • Assist in HR projects and
    tasks as indicated for the benefit of colleagues.

  • Arrange for guest visas
    for individuals and groups as required.
  • Secure music and
    entertainment NO Objection Certificates as requested.
  • Perform related duties as
    and special projects as assigned for the comfort of the guests.

  • Disseminate information
    that relates to local law and changes in law to advise hotel.
  • Act as Hotel
    Representative relating to personnel matters with all government agencies.
  • Act as liaison with
    relevant Police, Municipality, Health Centres and Tourism Board etc.

This is an important mid level
Human Resources job in a large full-service, luxury, resort, or major flagship
hotel with extensive facilities and services, a number of major outlets, and
catering and convention facilities. Typically manages multiple Human Resources
professionals and/or administrative staff. 

Do you have what it
takes to be a leader in the world's most global hotel company?

If so, make it happen
and apply now for a career with InterContinental Hotels Group, where a world of
personal and professional opportunities exist.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or
    similar qualification in Human Resources/Legal field is required. 
  • Minimum of 3 years
    background in a Public Relations Officer/Visa Officer position within the Human
    resources Department is preferred. 
  • Ability to maintain
    confidentiality to the extent possible in all Human Resources-related matters.
  • Arabic speaking
  • Other languages preferred


  • Communication skills are
    utilized a significant amount of time when interacting with others;
    demonstrated ability to interact with employees, vendors, and corporate human
    resources and legal staff.
  • Reading and writing
    abilities are utilized often when completing paperwork and management reports, giving
    and receiving instructions, and training.
  • Problem solving, reasoning,
    motivating, organizational and training abilities are used often.
  • Mathematical skills,
    including basic math and ability to double check cash and online financial
    transaction regarding work
  • May be required to work nights,
    weekends, and/or holidays

' ' ' '