Educational Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Masters degree from a recognized university in Social Sciences or Humanities preferably in a discipline related to Culture and Heritage Management;
  • Preference will be given to a candidate with a PhD in related subject areas.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years experience. in research related activities in a reputed organization in the field of culture at management level.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience as an Assistants Director or in an equivalent position at any intergovernmental or international organization.
  • International experience will be an added qualification

Competencies/ Skills  

  • Experience in conducting research and editing research papers and publications with competence in conceptualizing, designing, organizing and implementing research programmes;
  • Ability to organize conferences, workshops and seminars at international standards.
  • An excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, with the ability to edit publications and write detailed research proposals, concept notes, newsletters and other official correspondence;
  • A sound knowledge of computer and social media applications;
  • Ability to co-ordinate and manage international programmes and activities in a professional manner;

Brief of job description:

  • To Assist the Director and Deputy Directors in conceptualizing, planning, researching and implementing all programmes of the SAARC Cultural Centre.
  • Writing and editing research papers and publications.  
  • Execute any special assignments given by the Director and Deputy Directors as and when necessary.
  • Content development for institutional website and social media.

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

5. Children’s Education Allowance

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.