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About the job

Group 42 is an artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing company based in Abu Dhabi. We build and manage significant cloud computing infrastructure, perform fundamental and applied AI research, and deploy AI-centric industry solutions across a range of industries in GCC, Central Asia and the Middle East, and North Africa.


  • Contribute to, and where accountable define policies and processes that support G42 and Divisional /People strategy and objectives.
  • Use and understand G42 People tools and policies, engaging with Divisional clients effectively to ensure their use across the organization.
  • Drive consistency of approach across G42 in attracting, managing and developing talent to support current and future organizational needs.
  • Work closely with all G42 People colleagues to ensure that tools and policies are aligned, enhance employee engagement and ultimately improve performance.
  • Use data and analytics to measure the effectiveness of tools and policies and understand the landscape for further improvement.
  • Provide expert input across a range of HR issues (generalist / specific expertise); Design and deliver high impact solutions that meet the needs of the business.
  • Coach and build the capability of senior managers to anticipate and pre-empt organizational issues.
  • Participate in relevant projects, leading and championing as appropriate (divisional and/or pan-G42) the G42’s reputation as a world class organization and employer of choice.
  • Keep up to date with external trends and best practice in the areas of expertise and HR more broadly.
  • Continuously drive improvements in tools and policies through external market trends, insight and internal best practice.
  • Proactively share best practice, intelligence and potential pan-G42 activities within HR function.
  • Build relationships and form alliances with external counterparts, communities of practice and stakeholders to scan for innovations and opportunities to form partnerships.
  • Understand and anticipate the need for change, diagnose the underlying issues and build the case for change with stakeholders. Build frameworks to plan and manage the continuous process of change including dependencies, risk, potential scenarios ad options to mitigate.
  • Be an ambassador for the function and represent the G42 HR internally and externally (as appropriate).


  • Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decisions made;
  • Communicates challenges and influences a variety of stakeholders effectively. Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behavior change. Where necessary resolves highly charged, high-profile conflicts;
  • Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Is able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organization or job requirements. Builds strategic partnerships both within and outside of G42;



Qualifications and Experience:

  • Extensive relevant HR experience (generalist or specialist) gained in large complex organization(s) with multiple stakeholders (including matrix relationships);
  • Extensive experience of operating in a business partner model, working with local managers to create positive business outcomes;
  • Knowledge of current thinking in Human Resources issues and trends and evidence of Continuing Professional Development;
  • Relevant experience gained of participating on business boards which govern strategy and decision making;
  • Is personally credible, can provide examples and referees at senior levels /multiple disciplines across the organization that validate HR expertise and how strategic aims have been met.
  • Desirable – MCIPD, or equivalent educational achievement (Level 7) plus experience.




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