National Institution for Transforming India Aayog (NITI Aayog) invites application for the position Program Director
Number of positions: 2 (Two)
Mode of Recruitment: Contract Based through Open Market
Remuneration: Consolidated pay in the range of Rs 1, 45,000 to 2,65,000/-
Period of Contract - 3 years (extendable)
Essential qualifications & Experience:
a. Indian citizens upto 45 years of age as on the last date of advertisement
b. B.TECH / BE / Masters in Science, Technology or Engineering/ Masters or PG Diploma in Business Management or equivalent as on the last date of advertisement.
c. 8+ years of professional work experience in one or more of the following areas – research & product development, technology development, incubating and managing a startup, strategy in academia or industry or Government of India or international locations, as on the last date of advertisement.
d. Proven experience in Innovation & entrepreneurship related management responsibilities in Government/Public / Private Sector / Start-up Incubator Industry
Note : Experience of internship/training will not be accounted for
Desired skill sets/experience:
i. Proven Leadership experience in design, implementation and management of large programs (governments, corporates, foundations, international organizations, academic organizations, large incubators, consulting firms, etc).
ii. Proven Experience in a leadership role with measurable results and outcomes oriented programs
iii Extensive experience in multiple-stakeholder management: Government, Industry and Academia
iv. Strong strategic, creative and analytical skills to develop scientific pilot programs in complex environments
v. Experience in pedagogy development, open innovation programs/initiatives and understanding of 21st century skills of innovation
vi. Aptitude for long-term stakeholder management, and an output-orientation for success in complex environments.
vii. Excellent collaboration and communication (oral and written) skills in English and Hindi. Knowledge of more Indian languages will be a plus.
Roles and Responsibilities:
i. AIM has a structure envisaging a Mission Director, supported by Program Directors (PDs),Innovation Leads and Young Professionals.
ii. The Program Directors (PDs) have management responsibilities for designing and operationalizing new AIM programs and improving existing AIM programs ensuring Quality Measurable result oriented outcomes promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, the associated program teams, enabling partnerships and providing management support to the Mission Director. These include but not limited to
a. Designing, launching and successfully running key, results and outcomes oriented innovation programs of Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, along with a dynamic team of professionals with a strategy to scale the impact of these programs nationwide.
b. Creating strategies and implementation plans to develop a vibrant and collaborative ecosystem of research and innovation embedded in the school and higher education system, start-ups, corporates, government line ministries, civil society partners, and beyond
c. Building global partnerships with industry, other academic institutions, government line ministries, state authorities, philanthropic foundations, international institutions and other stakeholders.
d. Creating robust real-time governance structures, to timely report the outcomes to the highlevel committee
e. Experimenting and piloting new ideas in field, with a problem-solving and outputoutcomes-oriented approach, towards promoting science and technology based innovation and entrepreneurship, within academia, industry and government ministries
AIM is administratively mapped within the NITI Aayog, with direct budgetary support from the Govt of India. AIM has a Mission High Level Committee (MHLC) comprising of distinguished leaders from government, private sector, Indian and international academia, and industrial representatives. More details are available at aim.gov.in .
Age Limit: Indian citizens upto 45 years of age as on the last date of advertisement