Careem is hiring a

Head of HR - UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Do you want to help build a world-class institution from the region, experience the thrill of being part of a high-growth technology company, and improve people’s lives?

There is only one way to build an awesome institution: to attract exceptionally talented people who are aligned with the mission of the organisation and make them partners in success. At Careem, our mission is to simplify the lives of people, initially through solutions that make transportation in the region reliable, and over time, through disruptions in payments and logistics. In the process, we want to build an organisation that inspires and become a world-class institution from the region.

We have had a phenomenal start. Founded in 2012 by former entrepreneurs and McKinsey alums, Careem is an innovative transportation service operational in 40+ cities from Morocco to Pakistan. With 30% monthly growth, we are one of the fastest growing companies in the region. Our recipe for success has been a team that thrives on challenges, is passionate about solving problems, is not afraid to work super hard, and is a true partner in the company through generous stock option grants. We have attracted strong regional and international investors and are positioned on the cusp of significant scale. Read more about us in the New York Times or Arabian Business.


We are looking for a high calibre Head of HR to drive our People agenda in Basecamp (Dubai), business partnering with all colleagues and leading the team to deliver a best in class HR service. Acting as a local subject matter expert, this role requires a credible and influential self starter. You will be the first point of contact for all people issues and play a pivotal role in supporting our UAE colleagues with People initiatives. This is a great opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the region and the trajectory of the company. Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing first line support to colleagues advising on both group and local policies and processes
  • Maintaining 100% data integrity for all live employee data
  • Set up systems and processes to offer best in class HR service delivery
  • Accountable for self study, keeping abreast of international best practice at all times and striving for consistency to group policy, wherever local labour law doesn't supercede them
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