facilitating job search for Mobile Employees' Partners

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The International Dual Career Network (IDCN) Dubai is formed to help skilled and experienced relocated partners from corporate member companies, with their job search in the UAE region, as well as providing them with relevant career information.

Dubai IDCN was established by Nestlé in September 2014 and is open only to partners of mobile employees of the companies who partner with the network in the UAE.  The IDCN Dubai counts more than 140 active partners and 21 Corporate Members.


Corporate Members in Dubai currently include:

  • 10 Global Members:  Nestlé, EY, ABB, Philip Morris International, L'Oreal, Total, Colgate-Palmolive, AXA, Novo Nordisk, Maersk
  • 11  Local Members:  MasterCard, Societe Generale, UPS, A.T. Kearney, Michelin, Air Liquide, Oliver Wyman, Suez, Smith & Nephew, Mercer, Reckitt Benckiser.

The organization is run by a committee made up of partners and corporate mentors.  IDCN Dubai is volunteer-based, and depends on its members to provide leadership and organizational support for its events.

2-3 Events are organized every year, hosted by member companies, to facilitate the contact between companies' HR and mobile employees' partners.


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IDCN Dubai Events and Workshops

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The 9th IDCN event in Dubai was held last Monday 2 October 2017 at the Maersk Training facility in Dubai World Central.  Many thanks to our host, Maersk Kanoo​,​ for the fun and informative ​program!


The agenda included a presentation from the ​IDCN Committee and from our host's HR Director, Ms. Pernille Omholt Vang.  Delicious refreshments were served that morning, and participants were ​divided into groups for the Pathfinder by MindGym sessions, facilitated by Maerk's HR team.
The objective of the Pathfinder workshop is that participants will understand the benefits of adopting a pathfinding mindset -- one that is self-directed, proactive, and moving -- while having high self-awareness and embracing change.  Participants were encouraged to reflect on what helps them "flourish" professionally by knowing one's passion and values, being accountable, taking action and evolving.
IDCN Partners were then able to network with the HR professionals present from the various Corporate Members.  The feedback received from spouses, as well as corporate representatives, ​was very ​promising and hopeful.
We look forward to welcome you to more IDCN events in the near future (hopefully one more before the year ends!)  To be sure to get our news, please remember to:
- Register yourselves on the IDCN Talent Management Platform, via http://registration.idcn.info.
- Check our LinkedIn group page (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8127649) from time-to-time for updates!
- Email us at dubai@idcn.info for queries.

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The first-ever IDCN Dubai "Cosy Lecture Morning" was held last June 2017 at the Nestle Middle East office. It was a very informative and interactive session, and we hope that all attendees went home enriched and motivated. 


Special thanks to our Nestle facilitators, Maher Labban (Competency Development Lead) for his presentation on "Biases in Communication", and to Rana Mukhaimer (Talent Acquisition Lead) for her very helpful advice on approaching the job market in the UAE.


We look forward to welcome you to more IDCN events in the near future. To be sure to get our news, please remember to:

- Register yourselves as a Partner/Spouse on the IDCN Talent Management Platform, via http://registration.idcn.info/.

- Check LinkedIn group page (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8127649) from time-to-time for updates!




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The 8th IDCN event in Dubai was held on Monday 23 January at the Sofitel Jumeirah Beach.  Many thanks to Nestlé Middle East for kicking off 2017 as our first host for the year!

The agenda included a presentation from the Committee and from our host's HR Director, Ms. Christine Geary. The lovely HR ladies of Nestlé also facilitated three workshops simultaneously, which focused on: recruiting trends for 2017, post-interview etiquette, and how to make the most of your time as an expat partner. IDCN Members were then able to network with the HR professionals present from the various Corporate Partners.

The feedback received from spouses, as well as corporate companies was very positive and encouraging. A testament that many are recognizing the value that the IDCN brings to them; whether it is in supporting their local job search or in meeting skilled and talented professionals.

The Nestlé event was our first event for 2017, and we look forward to have at least another two events this year. Stay tuned for details of the next event once finalized!


In the meantime and if you haven't done so already, please register to the IDCN's Talent Management Platform through: http://registration.idcn.info.

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Our Global Members

  • Sanofi

  • Philip Morris International

  • Technip

  • EY

  • Loreal

  • Coca-Cola

  • Roche

  • Nestle

  • Novartis

  • ABB

  • www.rb.com

  • Axa

  • http://www.novonordisk.com/careers/working-at-novo-nordisk/available-jobs.html

  • University of Copenhagen

  • LVMH

  • Maersk logo

  • Pernod Ricard