Talented team

We have put together a talented team of professionals, each with a unique skill set in their vertical which includes contingent recruitment, retained executive search, RPO, UAE labour law, GCC Visas and local UAE recruitment providing our clients with the benefits of each person’s knowledge and years’ of experience in their field. The result is dynamic and creative individuals capable of understanding candidates and clients requirements and working strategically to build long-term partnerships rather than just getting the deal done and moving on to the next.

Services and Solutions

Success based hiring
(Payment on Placement)
Executive hiring
Confidential search
Market mapping
Visa and payrolling
Short and Long term consultants
GCC and South Africa coverage
On site services
Talent Strategy
Turnkey Solutions
Policy and processes
Local/regional insights
Live and accurate data
Competitor visibility

Client References

  • JCA Associates have successfully delivered to Nokia on a full range of requirements across the MEA region. John and the team have displayed a strong understanding of the MEA Telecoms market and a wide network of candidates. Perhaps most impressive has been JCAs willingness to understand and work in partnership with the complex environment of a multinational going through continual change and the challenges that come with the same. I look forward to continuing that partnership well into the future.

    Head of Talent Acquisition MEA & APAC


  • I’ve worked with John and his team on couple of challenging positions, I was very content with their direct, pragmatic, professional and warm approach throughout the whole engagement; they we able to get me the best in the market at relatively competitive rates. Short and sweet resourcing solutions for complicated and skill intensive posts. I would always refer back to John whenever such needs arise.


    Saudi Arabia

  • John Armstrong, from JCA, was instrumental in helping me find the right position. I was introduced to John, via a trusted friend, at a time I was looking for a change. John immediately became a friend and trusted advisor guiding my search in the right path. JCA did the required due diligence to accurately determine the correct and right position for me and helped me greatly while honoring the hiring party and company privacy. They stayed on course after the placement to ensure success for both the company and myself. I was so impressed so I started utilizing the service to recruit. Again, successful placements took place. I recommend partnering with JCA as search firm.

    Managing Director


  • We have been working with JCA Associates since 2015 after receiving a strong recommendation to utilise their services, and we have not been disappointed. JCA have filled a large number of IT positions in the Middle East for us with very specific skills sets and requirements. The team at JCA have demonstrated an excellent knowledge of the market and have played a very important part of our setting up a new operation in the region. Due to the quality of service we would highly recommend the company to any organisation that is looking for talented professionals

    Global HR Manager


  • I can thoroughly recommend JCA. John & Andrew’s understanding of our brand, values and environment are second to none. This allows them to give all potential candidates a clear and true version of what to expect both through the interview process and more importantly when they join. Highly recommended.

    Director - Talent Acquisition


  • I have worked with John professionally since 2003 as a hiring Manager and as a candidate across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. During this time I have recruited over 200 Technology and Programme Management professionals with him and plan to continue working with JCA Associates. The team at JCA are specialized within their verticals and have an excellent understanding of the markets I am interested in, which results in them always delivering above my expectations and within tight deadlines. I have no reservations in recommending JCA Associates to any of my clients or collegues as I am confident in their ability to both meet and exceed expectations



  • I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for JCA Associates and particularly Sam, Victoria and John for making the process of my career move seamless and completely stress free. The candidate matching process was perfect right from the very outset of the process. JCA Associates went the extra mile to get to know me as a person above and beyond the skills and experience I possess.



  • I have known John and his team at JCA Associates since he started the business in 2011, and have worked closely with him both as a candidate and a hiring manager in 3 companies. During this time JCA have helped me build successful teams across the MEA region and have always worked to tight deadlines and demanding requirements. John has also been on hand at short notice to provide support and advice where needed which has been of great help to myself and my teams. I would highly recommend JCA Associates to any Technology company that is looking to partner with a highly professional and knowledgeable search firm.