Center Executive Director – Center for Applied Geomatics
This is a senior leadership role suitable for an individual who possesses a combination of deep subject knowledge as well as strong technical and entrepreneurial skills.
Leading the Center requires a capacity to build and lead project teams successfully.
She/he must be comfortable operating and networking with senior academics, professionals and bureaucrats.
The role requires strong commercial awareness to ensure that generates a surplus and remains cash positive.
Responsible for deepening knowledge in their Center’s domain and dissipating this knowledge widely within CEPT University
Responsible for acquiring and executing projects for their Centers
Ensuring an excellent level of technical quality on research and advisory projects, comparable with the best in the country and internationally.
Responsible for ensuring projects are always delivered within budget.
Responsible for ensuring clear and transparent financial management and accounting on all projects.
Responsible for ensuring proper contracts on all projects.
Providing monthly technical reports to VC CRDF on the activities of the Center
Providing monthly financial reports to VC CRDF either directly or with assistance from CRDF Project Managers and Center Finance Managers
Overseeing all HR matters related to Centers including recruitment, welfare and departure of project staff and RAs in accordance with CRDF procedures
Overseeing sub-consultants in accordance with CRDF procedures
Contribute to education at CEPT University in a tangible manner
Ideally, the candidate would have a Ph.D. (or be working towards one) in the area of remote sensing, GIS, data analytics and GIS, or any other similar subject. A Master’s degree in the field from a reputed university is the minimum qualification needed.
The candidate must be adept in the selection, application and review of the various computer coding languages necessary for the successful execution of geomatics development projects. She/he should be able to drive the development of new technology in the field of geomatics and remote sensing.
Should have at least 10 years of experience in academic and professional practice.
Growth of the Center in terms of impact and contribution to the field and financial throughput.
Enhancement and deepening of knowledge within the Centers’ domain.
The Center must be a self-sustaining “Research and Advisory Business” which generates and contributes funds required for its own growth as well as to CRDF and the CEPT University.
Impact of the Center in its domain at a national and international level.
Financial health of the Center
Organisation and management of projects
Training and mentoring of the Center’s team, particularly the Deputy CED.
No. of positions: 1
Accountable to: Vice Chairman/ Director, CRDF and Center Advisory Committee
Direct Reports : Center Deputy Director; Project Managers; Research Associates
Other Stakeholders : Financial Controller, CRDF and HR Manager, CRDF
Job Location: Ahmedabad (should be willing to travel)
CTC Offered: Excellent
Interested candidates should email their CV (not more than 2 pages) to email@example.com