About the job
Duties & Responsibilities:
This position requires an energetic and enthusiastic individual who will lead, manage and oversee implementation of all activities of the Support Services division and ensure that the division’s strategy is designed, developed and implemented in line with UDST’s overall mission, strategy and objectives. This successful candidate will ensure that the affairs of the University are managed in a financially responsible manner, for the long term; ensure financial policies are established, plans, budgets and metrics are set, performance measured and corrective actions taken.
Candidates should have an outstanding record of industry experience in Support Services and possess the qualifications necessary to be successful in the role of Vice President, Support Services.
The successful candidate is responsible for contributing to the formulation and implementation of UDST’s strategy, lead the development of the Support Services division’s policies and monitor the Support Services key performing indicators (KPI’s) on a regular basis. Another strategic function for this position is to develop and monitor the annual budget of the Support Services division and oversee the efficient and effective management of Support Services functions such as Human Capital, Finance, Information Technology, Facilities, Procurement and HSSE as well as oversee the effective collaboration between these departments.
The successful candidate will oversee workforce planning with the HC Directorate, lead development and implementation of a robust talent acquisition and the development plan to attract and retain talent. This includes leading the development and implementation of on-boarding, learning and development, succession planning and career development and keeping the President and the Board of Trustees updated on recruitment of senior positions at UDST.
The successful candidate will act as the principal financial advisor to the President and the Board of Trustees, providing advice on the formulation of overall financial policy and strategy and overseeing the development of UDST’s financial budget and monitoring adherence to it. This includes monitoring compliance to local and international financial and accounting laws and regulations and overseeing the period-ending closing activities, period-ending processing, accounts receivable / accounts payable reconciliation statements.
The successful candidate will oversee Information Technology services to ensure UDST’s departments and campus are provided with an efficient and integrated IT system and timely deliverance of services.
The successful candidate will oversee the selection of and relationships with outsourced services (Facilities, health, safety and environment, maintenance and housing facilities) and oversee the development and implementation of procurement plans with the aim to provide UDST with materials in a timely, effective and efficient manner.
The successful candidate will provide executive-level reporting to the President and the Board of Trustees on a regular basis regarding overall operations of the division and potential risks and issues and be the primary contact of UDST for the Ministries (e.g. Ministry of Education, Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, Ministry of Finance) for all matters relating to annual and capital budgeting as well as for financial reporting.
The successful candidate will provide professional development support and perform periodic performance reviews for direct subordinates based on UDST’s Employee Performance Management framework to ensure continual high performance of employees in alignment with the University’s mission and mandate.
The successful candidate will also develop workforce plans for the Support Services division in collaboration with Human Capital and collaborate with Human Capital to provide employees with appropriate learning and development opportunities.
Education and Certifications:
Doctorate degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized, accredited institution.
Minimum 15 Years of Relevant Experience
6 Years of Managerial experience
Experience Working In Higher Education Environment Is Preferred
Fluency in written and spoken English language is required
Knowledge of Arabic language is preferred