Do you know someone who fits the bill?
This position, which was advertised in Dawn yesterday, is of great importance to our industry. The person must be someone with vision and a broad understanding of the ICT sector – in terms of business, policy and development.
It has to be someone who is sincere, competent, honest and can work with the industry with the intention of providing the support and services that we need to extend our reach and to build capacity.
It must be someone who will carry our voice to the corridors of power in Islamabad, someone who fill fight our battles. She/he must be a good communicator and a savvy (but honest) marketeer.
Asking for too much you think? Hey such people do exist i am sure. Come on guys and gals – help us find the person who fits the bill and ask him/her to apply.
MANAGING DIRECTOR (Pakistan Software Export Board)
Pakistan Software Export Board(PSEB) is an entity within government charged with the task of acceleratinggrowth in the IT and IT enabled services sector. PSEB requires services of dynamic and high caliber professional for the post of Managing Director on thecontract basis initially for a period of two years in MP-I pay scale with thefollowing qualifications and experience.
Principal Duties: The incumbent will be responsible for the development and implementation of policies/initiatives for increasing IT exports and accelerating the growth of IT sector. The incumbent will beresponsible for strategic planning, development and execution of programs forthe growth and development of IT industry. The candidate will be responsiblefor interacting with IT industry associations; Global IT industry and manage ateam composed of senior technical resources. The candidate will be responsible for execution of all the activities carried out on behalf of Pakistan Software Export Board.
Qualification: A Degree in Business Administration or Engineering Management, Computer Science or Electrical/Electronic Engineering(at least 16 years of education). PhD will be given preference.
Age Limit: The candidate should be below 55years of age by the closing date of applications
Experience: At least 15 years of postqualification experience is required. The candidate must have experience inInternational Marketing, Business Development and Project Management, the lastfew years of which should have been spent in heading major IT or ITeS (IT enabled Services) company or IT consulting organization within the country or abroad. Experience in formulating ICT policies for growth and development of organizations at entrepreneur level would be preferred. The candidate mustposses the technical stature, communication and interpersonal skills requiredto build relationships within the industry for growth of IT sector. The candidate must possess creative and innovative skills to spur IT growth within the country.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Interested candidate will be a commercialinnovator in the areas of business development, strategicalliances/partnerships and emerging technology delivery. He/She will be activelyinvolved with key industry organisations and will be an advocate for Innovationand emerging business opportunities. The incumbent must have a strongunderstanding of Government ICT policy, strategy & initiatives. Theincumbent has to work across multiple functions from finance to administrationto service delivery with the aim to exponentially increase IT exports.
The incumbent has to be conversant with different outsourcing strategies, contractual principles, key legal and commercial considerations that play a role in taking the industry to the next level. These skills would be used to achieve business change, introduce risk management and develop approaches that foster a “win-win” outsourcing relationships. Technical,creative and business skills would be leveraged to ensure success in the new economy and also to attract knowledge-focused international companies, who are looking to invest in the Asia-Pacific, to set up operations in Pakistan. Development of go-to-market strategies for the Industry is an essential component of thejob.
The incumbent should have technicalstature, communication and interpersonal skills needed to interact with seniormanagement levels within the private and public sectors. Ability to provideleadership, counsel, motivation and constructive performance reviews to staff,securing their respective commitments to the goals of the Ministry is a plus.
Pay Packages & Facilities: This is an Islamabad based contractual position in MP-Iscale (Rs. 195,000-15,000-240,000). This includes house rent allowance (Rs.75,000-105,000) and utilities allowance (Rs. 9,750-12,000) and a chauffeurdriven car. Entitlement to medical andother allied facilities are as admissible under the Government rules. No otherbenefits would be admissible or will be considered over and above salary andpackage under reference.
Online applications must bereceived within 15 days of publication of this advertisement in the press. Short-listedcandidates will be called for interviews.
Applicants may apply on-line at thefollowing web links:
http://pakistan.gov.pk/onlineJob/jobseeker/index.jsp (case sensitive)
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