Managing Director

Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship  Amman - Jordan  Date Posted: 2021/09/29   Login to Apply


  • Steer the Digital Skills Association (DigiSkills) to deliver objectives set to meet the industry demand of skilled workforce, while ensuring alignment with the national goals of skill  development.
  • Create, communicate and implement the organization's vision, mission, and overall direction and lead the development and implementation of the organization's strategy.
  • Work closely with Senior Managers to prepare annual budgets, complete risk analysis on potential investments, and advise the Board of Directors on investment risk and return.
  • Interact with ministers and senior government officials to drive the skilling agenda across the country.
  • Collaborate with industry leaders, thought leaders, and academia in order to transform the skilling landscape.
  • Oversee the complete operation of the organization in accordance with the direction established in the strategic plans. This includes the design of the organization in a manner that facilitates operations at an optimal level.
  • Develop private sector-led digital engagement models.
  • Manage relationships with key ecosystem stakeholders such as Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship (MoDEE) and Technical and Vocational Skills Development Commission (TVSDC).
  • Oversee the development of National Occupational Standards-based qualifications, accreditation of training providers, quality assurance parameters for assessment and certification.
  • Promote academies of excellence for the ICT sector.
  • Oversee building of effective monitoring and evaluation infrastructure by establishing a structured Labour Market Information System (LMIS).
  • Gauge industry demand and conducting periodic skill gaps studies through advanced market analytics.
  • Drive ethical practices in the association and enforce measures to prevent corruption and malpractices.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Eligibility and Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 12 years of work experience, including senior leadership and management positions with strong working experience in technology related activities.
  • Experience/familiarity with the digital skills ecosystem is desirable.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the Jordanian ICT sector and its role as an engine of growth for the whole economy including experience in the following areas:  

        - E-Government.

        - Digital skills development.

        - Digital entrepreneurship.

        - Gig economy / digital platforms.

        - Overall demand and supply dynamics of the digital economy.

  • Sound understanding of National Standards, Qualifications, Curriculum and content development processes are desirable.
  • Experience in government work.
  • Experience in dealing with national/international/multilateral agencies.
  • Excellent understanding of the skills eco-system including quality requirements and gaps.
  • Excellent leadership, business judgment and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Capacity to deal with conflicting priorities and deliver high quality work on schedule; facility to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills in Arabic and English. 
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • High level of cultural adaptability and sensitivity.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.



Education Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree or higher in ICT, Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration and Policy, or any other related field.
Required Skills
  • Government
  • Management
Job Details
  • Location Amman - Jordan
  • Industry Telecommunication, IT Consulting & Management
  • Job Type Full-Time
  • Degree Bachelor
  • Experience 12
  • Nationality Unspecified
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