Director IHC - call for applications

Director IHC - call for applications

India Habitat Centre (IHC) is looking for a top-notch professional to take over as Director from the present incumbent who superannuates early next year. IHC has emerged as one of the Capital’s foremost centres for intellectual and cultural activities, besides being one of the finest office complexes in the country. It is not-for-profit Society, with 36 well known institutions (who enabled the creation and the development of IHC) as its institutional members. It counts amongst its individual members, some of the most influential policy makers, members of civil society, leading corporates and NGOs in the country. Its important objectives include creating and facilitating dialogue and action on habitat and habitat related environmental issues. IHC organises a variety of conferences, lectures, etc on relevant and topical issues of national or cultural interest, as also exhibitions, and dance, music and theatre performances.

The Director is the chief executive of the organisation and reports to the Honorary President of IHC. A Governing Council guides, advices and formulates policy, while also overseeing the overall functioning of the Centre.

The Director must be a mature and experienced person with a successful track record, capable of translating the vision of IHC into concrete programmes and executing them efficiently. This requires strong skills in leadership and management. Given its unique structure, the Director must be a team player, able to build a consensus amongst the diverse Institutional Members, while also developing appropriate programmes that draw on the immense expertise within these institutions. A major responsibility is the smooth and efficient functioning of the Centre and its various facilities. This includes overseeing and managing outsourced contracts, particularly the largest one pertaining to restaurants, rooms and conference facilities. The Director must be able to maintain a positive and productive relationship with all stakeholders, including members, Government and various agencies connected with IHC.

Ideal candidates will be between 50 and 60 years, with at least 10 years of senior management/administrative experience, strong interest in environment-related issues and/or art and culture and an ability to build on the success and reputation which IHC already enjoys. The normal terms of appointment are a contract of 3 to 5 years, with total emoluments (CTC) above that of a Secretary to the Government of India, plus a performance-based incentive. Interested candidates may send their CVs by 25 August, 2017 to ihcsearch@kornferry.com.