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SIDRA4906 - Executive Director - Facility Planning and Design

Department: Facility Planning & Design Div
Division: Facility Planning & Design Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 14-Jul-2019
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery




The Executive Director - Facility Planning and Design is responsible for leading Sidra’s Facility Development, Program Planning and Activation Management functions. S/he sets the strategic priorities of the Department in alignment with Sidra’s goals and vision for state-of-the-art Facilities. The Executive Director - Facility Planning and Design directs the design and implementation of the master planning for all Sidra Facilities, including all campus and off-site buildings. S/he also takes the lead in negotiations and inter-relationships with Qatar Foundation and other external stakeholders on behalf of Sidra Medical and Research Center.

  • Leads the strategic and operational planning of the Department, aligning its objectives with Sidra’s vision and goals

  • Coordinates the Master Plan for all current and future campus and offsite buildings

  • Oversees at a high level the design and implementation of planned facilities improvements and extensions

  • Develops and implements strategic plans for the development and planning of new Capital Programs

  • Manages and maintains all ongoing communication and negotiations with Qatar Foundation counterparts and other external stakeholders regarding all phases of the approval, design and implementation of Capital Planning projects

  • Provides leadership and management of all Activation Management activities, ensuring Sidra’s activation readiness for handover and activation of all new facilities

  • Handles and resolves complex, often unprecedented issues introducing new ways of conducting business

  • Liaises closely with Facilities Management leadership on all facility projects, particularly on building handover and construction/facility modifications within existing facilities

  • Oversees the management and performance monitoring of external vendors and service providers related to Facility Planning

  • Liaises and collaborates closely with Facilities and Finance leadership regarding the planning and  implementation of Facilities Development

  • Provides updates and reports on Capital Planning projects to Executive Management

  • Acts as Secretary to the Sidra-wide Space Committee

  • Develops, allocates and monitors the operating budget of the Department

  • Formally reviews and makes independent decisions on all staffing and resource issues relating to the Facility Development Capital and Program Planning Department

  • Develops, implements and sustains best practices in all referred services

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies


In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or related field.

  • 15+ years management experience, including 5+ years at a Facility Planning senior management level in a Healthcare Institution, an Academic Medical Center, University or similar organization

  • Current license to practice architecture in country of origin

  • High analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong negotiation and conflict management skills at a strategic level

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize under challenging and changing conditions

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully implement projects within a complex institutional environment with multiple conflicting stakeholders

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Fluency in written and spoken English


  • Master’s Degree in Architecture or related field

  • Operational planning experience

Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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