Chief Executive Officer
Aga Khan Foundation
1d ago

The position

Aga Khan University, chartered in 1983 as Pakistan's first private international university, is committed to the provision of education, research and health care of international standard relevant to Pakistan and the region.

The affiliated Aga Khan University Hospital has well-equipped investigative services and provides state-of-the-art clinical facilities.

The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), over the past three decades, has been a leader in delivering quality healthcare in the region, and has adapted to the rapidly changing and challenging healthcare needs of the people we serve.

We are committed to delivering patient-centered care, at par with the best hospitals around the world.

Responsibilities :

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the leadership and management of Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan in a manner that achieves the vision, mission, principles and values established by the organization and meet the needs of a growing Academic Medical Centre, and patients, residents, students, faculty and staff who are the key stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities :

  • Functions as a key member of Aga Khan University's leadership team which has collective responsibility for achieving the Mission and Goals established in the University’s Strategic Plan
  • Formulates an annual operating plan and budget based on the identified objectives and strategies, presents the same to the University’s leadership team, and ensures it is approved by the Executive for onward presentation to the Board of Trustees for approval
  • Successfully implements the annual operating plan
  • Reviews and reports regularly on the overall progress and results against operating and financial objectives. In doing so, initiates courses of action for improvement
  • Develops and maintains an effective organizational structure that prescribes the authority, responsibility, and accountability of staff as they relate to the accomplishment of specific objectives and priorities to meet the health and health services needs of the patients
  • Provides leadership that is inspiring and engaging; that is collaborative, consensus building and motivating; that attracts, supports and develops top talent;
  • that promotes integrated service delivery and inter-professional practice; and that encourages a culture of quality, safety, teamwork and accountability

  • Develops and manages effective, collaborative relationships with the Hospital’s numerous stakeholders, both internal and external, to meet clinical and operational objectives, influence system change and share knowledge in order to enhance patient care and service delivery
  • Identifies the principal risks of the Hospital’s business and implements appropriate systems to manage these risks
  • Keeps abreast of trends in health care development and management and recommends new and innovative approaches to enhance the delivery of health care services and achieve organizational goals
  • Establishes and fosters effective relationships and collaborations across the Hospital.
  • Encourages an interactive and consultative environment between academic units and clinical departments
  • Promotes a culture of multi- and interdisciplinary education and research in AKU, Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • Establishes a strong presence in the community, enhancing the organization’s profile and positive image as well as working to improve the community’s health status
  • Contributes toward developing productive linkages and collaborations with distinguished hospitals and institutes in countries around the globe
  • Liaises with Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies, governments, non-governmental organizations, donor agencies, professional bodies and universities;
  • identifying partners and developing linkages for collaborative efforts.

    The requirements

    Educational Qualifications :

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in health care administration or business management.
  • Relevant Experience :

  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience of progressive responsibility in a major health care institution, preferably a teaching hospital
  • Familiarity and experience in health care quality management and maintaining a patient focused service in a continual learning environment
  • International experience, including in developing economies is preferred.
  • Personal Characteristics & Behaviours :

  • Exemplary leadership abilities to lead, coach and mentor individuals and develop high performing teams
  • A strategic thinker who is a motivator of faculty and staff
  • Team player who is good in consensus-building from diverse constituent groups
  • Openness to new ideas, flexible and innovative
  • Results and systems oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to plan and execute mandate according to the strategic vision, mission and values of the institution
  • Demonstrated financial acumen with ability to manage costs and revenues
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, project management and problem solving
  • Commitment to continued professional development and learning for self and team
  • Subscribes to philosophy of Continuous Improvement
  • Good balance of conceptual and implementation abilities.
  • General Development

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