What will I be doing?
As Government Relations Officer, you will be responsible for the timely and accurate processing of immigration related tasks within the Department of Labour and Immigration Services in compliance with Qatar Labor Law and applicable regulations.
Specifically, a Government Relations Officer will perform the following tasks to the highest standards :
Responsible for all applications of visas and cancellations and deal directly with immigration department for visa matters for team members, management and their families
Establish and maintain productive working relationships with key and operational government offices including : Ministry of Interior, Municipality, Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Ministry of Business and Trade, Ministry of Public Health, Consumer Protection Department, Traffic Police, Customs, Airport Authorities and other Ministries and agencies, in order to assist with the efficient processing and approval of requests and formalities
Provides assistance on police and court cases, immigration and labour issues and other related matters
Keep records of passports and visa expiry dates, inform team members in advance of passport expiry dates and extend / renew visas prior to expiry dates
Provides assistance in obtaining visas for travelling key personnel
Process government transactions and organise visits to government agencies in an efficient and timely manner to minimise cost and avoid penalties and additional fees
Manages the allocated petty cash expenditure through maintaining original receipts and through timely preparation of expense reports
Work closely with HR and Administration teams to ensure the timely completion and execution of relevant government and administrative formalities
Process immigration requirements in the most effective and efficient manner to expedite on boarding of new employees
Update relevant business areas with issues, risks, and statuses of immigration / government processes and provide relevant solutions
Maintain employee files and documents relevant to immigration
Maintain relevant forms for all types of immigration transactions
What are we looking for?
A Government Relations Officer serving Hilton brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values that follow :
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to effectively deal with a variety of audience, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy
Strong computer literacy including knowledge of Windows XP and Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel
Excellent organisational and planning skills
Ability to work under pressure
Attention to detail
It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions :
Qatar Labor Laws
Immigration rules and regulations
HR and Administration Policies and Procedures
Previous Hotel or leisure sector experience
Relevant degree, from an academic institution
What will it be like to work for Hilton?
Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels.
For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value.
Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its . Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.
And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!