Work Opportunities

Work Opportunities

Applications for employment are equally welcome from women and men. Persons wishing to apply for employment at the South Centre should be nationals of a member country of the Group of 77 and China and be under the age of 62 years.

Vacancies are filled based on open competition and are advertised by means of vacancy notices and are also posted on the website as well as occasionally advertised in the press.

Internship Opportunities

The South Centre’s internship programme offers an opportunity for students and young professionals to gain an understanding of the technical areas that the South Centre deals with. The South Centre regularly offers internships in:

All internship applications should include an Internship Application Form duly filled (except Internships in Translation).


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.

Deadline: 10 January 2018 24.00 CET

The deadline for submission of applications for the post of Executive Director, South Centre, has been extended to 10 January 2018, taking into account the holiday season.

Vacancy Announcement – Executive Director


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