*Chief Executive Officer:*
In order to strengthen and build the capacity of the Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) sector of Pakistan by investing in and
supporting world class Research and Development (R&D) programs, the
Government of Pakistan has established the National ICT R&D Fund Company,
which is being operated as a corporate entity. Applications are sought from
dynamic individuals with credentials and vision to head this organization.
The position carries immense responsibility and calls for a thorough
commitment to this extremely vital national goal.
The position reports to the Board of Directors.
At least Masters degree, equivalent to 18 years of education, in
Telecom/Electronics/Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering or Computer
Sciences / Information Technology from a reputable university recognized by
HEC. PhD in relevant discipline shall be given preference.
*Required Skill Set:*
i. Sound understanding of R&D program building,
mechanisms and mode of research funding, proposal preparation, evaluation
ii. Sound knowledge and experience of state of the art
technologies ICT/Telecommunication and operational business dynamics of
iii. Strong interpersonal, communication, managerial and
iv. Ability to use Technology, innovation, knowledge and
development in a knowledge-based economy
Minimum 15 years post-qualification relevant experience including at least
three years in a senior management position.
i. Manage all functions of the R&D Fund organization
including proper selection, monitoring, evaluation, accounting and legal
aspects relating to the funded research projects.
ii. Liaise with all related stakeholders of R&D including
academia, industry and existing national and international research
organizations for coordinated R&D/HRD program implementation.
iii. Devise, propose and update R&D/HRD objectives of GoP in
order to meet the requirements of emerging technologies in ICT and related
iv. Influence research goals in order to meet the
requirements of emerging technologies in ICT and related sciences.
v. Envisage, develop and propose new research programs in
an adaptive and proactive manner.
vi. Implement strategies for institutionalization of
research and product development capability in the relevant industry.
vii. Create linkage between academia/R&D institutions and
industry for the purpose of transforming research into products.
viii. Develop concise R&D policy initiatives and respond to
requests for information for decision making.
ix. Generate analytical assessments regarding R&D policy
roadmap and suggest appropriate changes.
x. Promote partnerships and facilitate Global dialogue by
leveraging ICTs to promote communication and collaboration with a diverse
number of partners, globally, regionally and locally
*Pay Package and Facilities:*
The organization offers a congenial professional environment and an
excellent remuneration package, negotiable and commensurate with experience
and qualification of the candidate.
Candidates meeting the above requirements may send their applications along
with a detailed CV via email at care...@ictrdf.org.pk to the undersigned or
apply electronically by logging onto www.rozee.pk latest by Monday, May
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
National ICT R&D Fund
6th Floor, HBL Tower
Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad
Nadeem S. Chaudhry