Educational Qualifications:

  • A minimum of Masters Degree from a recognized University in Social Sciences or Humanities preferably in a discipline related to Culture and Heritage management etc.
  • Preference will be given to Candidates with a PhD in related subject areas.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in planning and implementation of cultural programmes at management level;
  • Minimum of 8 years of proven experience in conceptualizing and developing programmes in the field of culture or relevant disciplines as an assistant Director or in an equivalent position at any intergovernmental or international organizations;
  • International work experience will be an added qualification.

Competencies / Skills

  • Excellent organizational & coordination skills to assist the Director and Deputy Directors in SCC programmes.
  • Designing & conducting training workshops and seminars at international standards.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English to be able to work on official correspondence etc.
  • A sound knowledge of computer and social media applications;
  • Ability to co-ordinate and manage international programmes and activities in a professional manner.

Brief job description:

  • To assist the Director and Deputy Directors in conceptualizing, planning, researching and implementing all Programmes of the SAARC Cultural Centre.
  • Provide assistance in the areas of training and dissemination of information and knowledge.
  • Assist and contribute in training programmes, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • Development of innovative and creative programmes, Preparation of concept papers and reports.
  • Execute any special assignments given by the Director and Deputy Directors as and when necessary.

Allowances and Benefits:

  • Living Allowances US $ 1,253/- per month
  • Residential Accommodation
  • Education Allowances for Children
  • Medical Allowances
  1. The Member State shall continue to pay the salaries of the Professional staff of the SAARC Regional Centres;
  2. Member State shall bear all costs associated with the passage of the Professional Staff and of their accompanying entitled family members;
  3. Transportation of personal effects including packing, handling and insurance charges in accordance with their respective rules and regulations.

1. Living Allowance

2. Daily Allowance in lieu of Rent Allowance

3. Residential Accommodation

4. Furnishing/Settlement Grant

5. Children’s Education Allowance

6. Medical Facilities

7. Home Leave Passage

Application procedure

  • Applicants who possess the above requisite qualifications should forward their applications together with copies of educational/professional qualifications, details of work experience and names and addresses of 2 non-related referees.
  • Candidates from the Universities/Government Departments/Corporations and Statutory Boards should apply through the Heads of their respective institutions.
  • Application should be sent to the SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, Nepal through the SAARC Divisions of Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Ministry of External Affairs of the respective Member States of the applicant to reach the Director, SAARC Cultural Centre, 224, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka, on or before 19th April 2024.