• Auto req ID 300BR

Job Description

The Advisor to the President serves as a senior consultant responsible for providing professional advice and guidance to the KAPSARC President. He/She is responsible for advising and working closely with the President in pursuing KAPSARC’s aims and objectives by ensuring best-in-class support on strategic and business decisions.

He/She undertakes business relationships on behalf of the President in determining significant KAPSARC short-term and long-term objectives. The incumbent should be able to act independently in accomplishing assigned tasks with only minimal supervision and review of completed work by the President.

Required qualifications

  • A college degree in Business, Education, or Behavioral Sciences is required; a Master’s in Business Administration is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Proven ability to initiate, build, and maintain successful business relationships.
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision on relatively unstructured tasks.
  • Extensive knowledge of social, economic, and governmental networks Kingdom-wide as well as internationally.
  • Excellent command of Arabic and English language (spoken and written)


  • Has a strategic mindset and top-down problem-solving capabilities; able to think holistically without losing attention to details.
  • Possesses strong analytical skills and is able to leverage and translate data into easy-to-understand briefings that drive impactful business decisions.
  • Professional, reliable, trustworthy, and discreet.
  • Has a passion for and commitment to shaping and driving the right goals.
  • Possesses the ability to manage multiple projects across disciplines.
  • Thorough knowledge of culture and proficient in working across cultures.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to efficiently deal with diverse population and stakeholders.
  • Ability to balance time commitments to multiple projects and tasks.
  • Ability to keep strategic guidance and mission in mind in the pursuit of KAPSARC’s intellectual interest.
  • Coordinate KAPSARC’s efforts in the alignment of research/advisory priorities with the energy ecosystem.
  • Proactively prepare in-depth, critical analyses, briefings, and recommendations on current and potential relationships and collaborations with various stakeholders.
  • Work with KAPSARC Leadership to link planned collaborations to strategy and track deliverables associated with collaborations.
  • Cultivate and manage KAPSARC collaborations and partnerships.
  • Prepare feedback for the President and ensure that relevant input from KAPSARC key personnel and other supplemental data are taken into account.
  • Initiate, develop, and maintain a range of local and international relationships and networks for the President in promoting KAPSARC’s mission and objectives.
  • Provide advice to the KAPSARC President on external engagements.
  • Ensure KAPSARC meets its commitments to its partners.
  • Manage knowledge information appropriately so that it is easily available to the President.
  • Plan and prepare the President’s meetings, including developing agenda, content, and key messages.
  • Track, analyze, and provide advice on the full range of issues.
  • Conduct analyses to resolve issues that don’t need the President’s attention.
  • Be a role model and representative for the President and his staff.

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