The Government Communication Department is in charge of the following main competencies and tasks:
- Developing and implementing an integrated strategy for internal and external communication, in accordance with the guidance of the Government Communication Office of the Federal Government and the government directions.
- Discussing areas of communication and partnership with various government institutions in order to support the policies, programmes and strategic plan of the ministry.
- Conducting several information activities and developing tools to communicate effectively with various categories of customers and the public.
- Managing and organising the internal information activities in the ministry, and encouraging the optimal use of communication skills and tools.
- Overseeing the use of Corporate Identity Applications in the ministry.
- Managing and developing website content and social media channels in coordination with various ministry departments.
The Internal Organisational Structure of the Government Communication Department includes a team for coordination and following-up, and three divisions:
Media Communication Division
which includes media relations, news editing, and monitoring and archiving departments.
The tasks handled by this division include developing innovative media plans and planning media campaigns to enhance the MoF presence in the media and provide technical support to official spokespersons.
The news editing department is responsible for preparing and implementing media activities and communicating with various departments in the ministry to collect, edit and follow up on publishing the news. It also prepares the online bulletins, stories and media reports, and oversees the ministry's publications.
The News monitoring and archiving department monitors financial and economic news. It also prepares media and analytical reports on the published news, as well as publishing and archiving MoF's activities and events.
Electronic Communication Division
which manages the MoF website, social media, and corporate identity through the following:
The Website department prepares and implements website development plans and daily tasks of content management through communicating and coordinating with other departments. It is also responsible for upholding the principles of creativity and excellence by applying approved quality standards, and taking into account the evaluation standards set by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.
The Social Media department is responsible for content management, preparing awareness-raising campaigns, managing MoF's accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and communicating with the public.
Design and Corporate Identity Management department is responsible for overseeing advertising material, promoting MoF's programmes, projects and infographic work, as well as implementing and developing corporate identity.
Institutional and Community Partnership Division
This division deals with three strategic themes related to MoF work and plans, namely: the Partnership Relations department which manages relations with local and international partners. This is achieved via effective communication, concluding agreements, and organising meetings according to the applicable policies at MoF. It also monitors partner views and feedback by carrying out surveys.
The social responsibility department, as part of this division, handles organising events and internal activities for employees, initiatives and awareness-raising campaigns for various segments of society. It also highlights the ministry's role and commitment to social and national responsibilities in various fields.
In line with its commitment to implement government plans and programmes, as well as the “Ministry of Finance… Happiest Ministry” initiative launched by the Minister of Finance, MoF aims to increase the happiness levels of the public. The Government Communication department seeks to organise campaigns to make employees happy, to develop plans to achieve partner satisfaction, to meet the needs of media personnel, and to raise awareness of positive concepts and happiness in the community.
To contact Media Communication Team:
Saif Ali Al Khatri
Director of Governmental Communication Department
Direct Phone: +971 4 311 0500
Azza Ali Ahmed Al Jasmi
Director of Media Communication Division
Direct Phone: +971 4 311 0572
Hussain Al Shamsi
Executive Officer for Media Communication
Direct Phone: +971 4 311 0550