DEPUTY DIRECTOR (PROGRAMMES) – Vacant from 01st August 2024

Educational Qualifications

  • Masters or higher degree from a recognized University, preferably in the field of Cultural Studies / Social Sciences / Humanity / Anthropology / Aesthetic Studies or a relevant discipline;
  • Preference will be given to PhD in above disciplines;

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 15 years experience in planning and implementation of cultural programmes at management level;
  • Minimum of 10 years of proven experience in conceptualizing and developing programmes in the field of culture or relevant disciplines in a capacity of professional staff or equivalent level at any intergovernmental or international organizations;

Competencies /Skills

  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills to manage programmes independently in a professional manner;
  • Designing and conducting participative training workshops, seminars, etc., at international standards.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and editing skills;
  • Outstanding capacity to collect, synthesize and analyse information from various sources and draft documents in a clear and concise manner;
  • Good IT skills, including computer applications;

Brief job description:

  • Assisting the Director in planning and implementation of all programmes of the SAARC Cultural Centre;
  • Creating and writing concept papers, developing programmes, preparing schedules and monitoring progress;
  • Responsible for preparation of reports and periodical reviews of the programmes and activities;
  • Assisting the Director in preparation of publications;
  • Supervising other staff in relation to organizing and conducting programmes;
  • Establishing and maintaining positive work relationship with other stakeholders to achieve the goals of the Centre;
  • Execute any special assignments given by the Director as & when necessary.

Allowances and Benefits

  • Living Allowances – US$ 1437 per month
  • Residential Accommodation
  • Education Allowances for children
  • Medical Allowances 
  1. The Member States shall continue to pay the salaries of the Professional staff of the SAARC Regional Centres;
  2. Member States 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

7. Home Leave Passage

  • All allowances to be paid in local currency as per the official buying rate of exchange prevailing on the first day of every month;

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 the 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

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