University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) is the first national applied University offering applied Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in addition to certificates and diplomas in various fields.
UDST has over 50 programs in the fields of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, Business Management, Computing and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Continuous Education and development and more. The University is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art training facilities. UDST boasts more than 20 years of experience in Qatar; it started as a College and transformed into a university in 2021.
With more than 600 staff and over 5,000 students, UDST is the destination for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Our faculty are committed to developing the students’ skills and help raise well-equipped graduates that are proudly contributing to a knowledge-based economy and making the Qatar National Vision 2030 a reality.
University of Doha for Science and Technology – Support Services Division - Profile:
University of Doha for Science and Technology – Support Services Division is inviting nominations and applications for the position of Vice President, Support Services. Reporting to the President, the Vice President Support Services must be a proven leader with the skills and expertise necessary to provide leadership in all the financial and administration affairs of the University and fully implementing UDST’s mission and vision.
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 relevant experience
6 Years 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
Other Required Skills:
Highly motivated and innovative individual with an outstanding track record of leadership and management in a post-secondary institution. Demonstrated experience in Finance and Administration process and best practices. Strong leadership skills with a desire to achieve organizational success and the ability to lead by example is required. Effective Strategic Planning skills are required. A proactive can-do attitude to work and good time management is essential. The candidate should have the ability to anticipate change and effectively manage quality and risk at all times. Effective resource management is essential. Commitment to positive relationship building and effective working relationships across all levels of the organisations is required. A commitment to ongoing training and continuous professional development is desirable. Candidates should demonstrate explanatory communication and interpersonal skills and fluency in English language is required, knowledge Arabic language is an asset.
How to Apply:
Applications should be submitted via our online application portal.