Invitation for Applications for the Post of Executive Director of the South Centre

The South Centre Invites Applications for the Post of Executive Director of the South Centre


The South Centre is the inter-governmental policy research institution of developing countries, with currently 54 developing country member States from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The South Centre promotes more effective South-South cooperation and coordination, supports developing countries in participating in and voicing their development interests and priorities more effectively in various multilateral and regional development policy-related issues and fora, and provides policy advice and technical assistance to governments on their national development-related policies.

The Executive Director is expected to take on heavy responsibilities and also have vast opportunities to improve the economic and social development of countries of the South, since the post is that of the chief executive of the most important inter-governmental research centre of the collective of developing countries. He or she will lead a highly qualified and committed team of staff members and advisors in research as well as in participation in negotiations and discussions in many multilateral fora. He or she is expected to inspire the Secretariat to continue to give of their best, to work with developing country leaders and diplomats, and to generate collaboration on independent research with intellectuals and scholars especially of the developing world.

Application period: 15 November 2017 – 31 December 2017

Vacancy Announcement – Executive Director


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