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Section Head of Program Development

Doha (QA)
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Department Name: Strategy and Program Development

The Section Head of Program Development is responsible for facilitating the development and refreshment of QU Health Sector’s strategic plan, objectives, initiatives and KPIs by providing proper guidelines, templates and advice. He/ Shewill advise colleges and QU Health Sector’s offices during the strategic planning and implementation processes to ensure proper alignment and adherence to guidelines and to provide benchmarks for KPIs

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Contributes to the development and execution of the QU Health Sector’s strategic and operational plans in line withthe strategy and overall objectives of QU.
  2. Development of sub-strategies as required to support the implementation of the overall QU Health Sector’sstrategy.
  3. Manages and provide follow-up on the overall implementation plan for QU Health, coordinating withstakeholders, to ensure timely delivery in line with the educational, research and administrative requirements.
  4. Identifies and manages risks and issues threatening the execution of the QU Health Sector’s strategy and plan forthe appropriate response; eliminating, reducing, accepting or escalating.
  5. Develops implementation monitoring tools with stakeholders to resolve obstacles and implementation issues.
  6. Oversees the effective and continuous monitoring of QU’s performance against pre-set performance goals andensures that progress is made in the desirable direction and preventive/ corrective actions are taken accordingly.
  7. Guides the establishment and monitoring of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to ensure they measure QU HealthSector’s performance through a clear system.
  8. Guides colleges and offices in establishing operational and strategic plans and a methodology for translating QU’sstrategic priorities to specific, measurable and realistic goals and targets.
  9. Oversees that all colleges/offices’ operational plans are consolidated into a master plan.
  10. Works closely with the Engagement and Communications office for the development and implementation of theQU Health’ branding strategy.
  11. Conducts performance appraisals for subordinates as appropriate according to scheduled plans and recommendactions as per applied Human Resources policies.
  12. Supports in identifying staff training needs and planning for appropriate trainings to be provided in a timely manner.
  13. Performs other tasks and duties that may be occasionally required in order to meet the requirements of the role andthe aims of the university.
  14. Maintain confidentiality of information at all times


Master’s degree from a reputable university in a related field (ideally with focus on healthcare management) or health sciences (in combination with business/management degree or experience). PhD degree in a related field is preferrable.

Required Documents

Non Academic:

  1. Curriculum Vitae with cover letter.
  2. Experience Certificates.
  3. At least three references including contact numbers and email addresses.
  4. Highest Academic Qualification.


  1. Current Curriculum Vitae with Cover letter.
  2. Teaching,research, and service philosophy.
  3. Three referees’ contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephones contact).
  4. Copy of highest earned credential (transcript of highest degree if graduated from an institution where course work was completed.However, if no course work was completed,an copy of certificate letter from the registrar of your highest credential granting institution regarding your highest academic degree).
  5. Any additional documentation that you feel is relevant to your application.


Non Academic:

  1. Competitive tax-free salary.
  2. Housing allowance in accordance with HRM Law.
  3. Annual air tickets for candidate and dependents according to QUHR policies.
  4. Public health care and health insurance to candidate and family members according to QU HR policies.
  5. Annual leave in accordance with HRM Law.
  6. End-of-contract indemnity.


  1. A three-year renewable contract.
  2. Salary is commensurate with experience.
  3. Tax-free salary.
  4. Furnished accommodation in accordance with QU HR policies.
  5. Annual air tickets for faculty member and dependents in accordance with QU HR policies.
  6. Educational allowance for candidate's children (eligible candidates only) in accordance with QU HR policies.
  7. Private health care and health insurance in accordance with QU HR policies.
  8. Annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies.
  9. End-of-contract indemnity.

How To Apply

New Applicant: You need to setup an account with QU Recruitment Online website ( and complete your personal profile. Once your profile is complete you may use it to apply for an open Position.             

Job Category: Academic

End Date of Advertisment: 30-Apr-2024

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