The Higher Council For Science And Technology (HCST)
#1: NCI Director
Monday, October 8, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018

Job Description:  NCI Director


NCI is led by a Director, acting under the oversight of the NCI Board, acting as a Steering Committee on behalf of the HCST. The NCI Director acts as the CEO of the NCI and is ultimately responsible for its success. This person will work under the guidance of the Project Management (PM) Consultant during the first two years of the NCI and is expected to evolve into the lead executive role.


Akin to a CEO function, responsible for implementing the NCI strategy and plans to ensure that it delivers high quality innovation PaaS. He/she will align operations to mission and objectives, oversee staff, and create an appropriate company culture. Manage the overall operations of the NCI as a business, including marketing, strategy, financing, human resources, and compliance with Jordan and HCST regulations.


Job Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Deliver strong leadership to drive the NCI forward with a focus on its strategy of organizational and digital transformation. Passionately communicates the vision internally and externally and facilitates a positive and productive environment for learning and innovation.
  2. Leads across all aspects of the NCI, managing, reviewing and adjusting operation, and implementing clear plans that effectively meet the vision and goals.
  3. Grows the NCI with a startup CEO mentality, helping build it from the ground up, recruit senior management, and manage them to successfully market JOIP in Jordan and beyond.
  4. Reporting to the Board, keeping them informed on operational and performance management, and preparing annual and performance management reports.
  5. Provides leadership, management and development of all staff within area of responsibility through effective workforce planning, recruitment and selection, communication and support. Be a role model for a “One Team” ethos.
  6. Keeps up with innovation promotion trends and practices globally and in the Middle East, consults with stakeholders and clients, making presentations and roadshows, and coming up with fresh ideas that will emphasize the NCI position in the marketplace as a leader.
  7. Leads business engagements with clients and signs MOUs and commercial service agreements with key partners, and solidly able to represent PaaS and engage with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  8. Effectively deliver NCI services to clients and oversee user success and satisfaction through marketing and communications, attracting, acclimating and training current and potential clients.
  9. Manage the organization to long term financial sustainability and stewardship of resources, and revenue targets.


Requirements: Qualifications & Experience

  1. B.Sc. in business administration or computer science.
  2. 7-10 years of experience, and less than 45 years old.
  3. MBA, a background in ICT and/or marketing are preferred.
  4. Passionate about technology and innovation.
  5. General familiarity with IT principles and systems. Experience with PaaS, and database systems in e-government or cloud services are preferred.
  6. Fluency in English and strong written and verbal communication.
  7. Drafting and writing high quality reports and presentations.
  8. Detail oriented and multi-tasker with strong organization skills.
  9. Resourceful and resilient with complex problem-solving, decision-making and analytical skills.
  10.  Big-picture thinker with leadership skills and business acumen. • Record of effectively managing resources and budgets.



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