Vacancy Announcement : Position of Chief Administration Officer

Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) is an autonomous bilateral organization established in 2000 by the governments of the United States and India through an inter-government agreement. IUSSTF’s vision is to foster “Excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation space through collaborative initiatives between India and the United States of America.”

IUSSTF invites applications for the position of Chief Administration Officer to serve as the interface between the Scientific/Programmatic Operations and the Finance, Accounts and Administrative Unit. The ideal candidate for this position would be an innovative, creative and self-driven individual who would be able to contribute to the Organization’s larger strategic goals and aspirations. This individual would report directly to the Executive Director.

  • Essential Qualification : Indian National with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Postgraduate degree with a specialization in Finance/ Project Management from a reputed educational institution. Candidates with a background in Science or Engineering would be preferred.
  • Essential Experience : Minimum work experience of 15 years preferably in the not-for profit sector / NGOs/ foundations.
  • Age Limit : The age of the candidate should be not more than 45 years at the time of application.
  • Terms of Contract: The position is contractual in nature and would be renewed every three years, unless summarily terminated due to reasons of poor performance, indiscipline/insubordination, the financial health of the organization or any other reason.
  • Application Procedure: Please apply only if you fulfil all the “essential qualifications & requirements” as described for the position ensuring that the application does not exceed 4 pages. To apply, please send an email to with the following documents:
  • Applicant’s CV (limit to 2 pages only)
  • Purpose and Scope : Elaborating why you think you would be the ideal candidate for this position with reference to the “Key competencies” and “Roles and Responsibilities” described above (1 Page)
  • List of two references with name, title, address, email and phone numbers (1 Page)
  • *Kindly note that applications longer than 4 pages will not be considered for review.

More details can be accessed at CAO-IUSSTF Position Description Document

Application deadline is 23:59 hrs. IST, January 31st, 2020.