The position of the Director General (DG), Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre), an inter-governmental organisation for the promotion of South-South cooperation in Science and Technology established by NAM in New Delhi (India) in August 1989, will shortly fall vacant on completion of the tenure of the present incumbent. The Centre hosted by the Government of India is a diplomatic entity with the UN structure and currently has 48 member countries. The details may be seen on Centre’s website www.namstct.org.
DG is the executive head of the Centre and is responsible for its administrative and financial management and planning / implementation of its activities.
Applications are invited for the post of DG, NAM S&T Centre from competent professionals meetings the desired age, qualification and international experience criteria. The citizens of only the member countries of the NAM S&T Centre are eligible to apply for this post. It is not obligatory for a candidate to submit a ‘No objection Certificate’ from the current employer along with the application, which however will be required if the name gets shortlisted for further consideration.
Further details, including the Summary of Terms & Conditions for appointment of DG, NAM S&T Centre and Application Form are appended.
The most important criteria for selection of the new person for the post of DG, NAM S&T Centre is the applicant’s high experience in managing international bilateral, multilateral or regional programmes, preferably those involving the developing countries, and one of the annexure as part of the application requires an elaborate statement in this regard.
Applications may be sent to Prof. Dr. Arun Kulshreshtha, Director General, NAM S&T Centre in prescribed format in typed (printed) form only by electronic mail [no hard copies required] at email address firstname.lastname@example.org attaching copies of the 5 scanned documents as mentioned in the application form. In the subject line of the email, the applicant may please write: “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF DG, NAM S&T CENTRE: (APPLICANT’S NAME; COUNTRY)”. The name and country of the applicant must appear in the file name of all the five attachments. Last date for receipt of completed application with required documents is Sunday, 30th April 2017.
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SUMMARY OF TERMS & CONDITIONS
FOR APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR GENERAL, NAM S&T CENTRE
Applications are invited for the post of a new Director General (DG) of the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre). The details of this inter-governmental body established in August 1989 with its headquarters in New Delhi, India and comprising 48 member countries from the developing world are available at www.namstct.org.
The DG of the NAM S&T Centre acts as the Chief Executive Officer and Head of the Secretariat of the Centre. The applicant for the post of DG must be a citizen of any member country of the NAM S&T Centre. The DG shall be a full time employee of the Centre and shall not be on deputation from any government or agency during the period of affiliation with the Centre, and the Centre shall not be financially or otherwise responsible to the office of the earlier affiliation of the person appointed as the new DG. He/she shall be required to be stationed in New Delhi, India.
The age of the applicant for the post of the DG shall not exceed 60 years on the last date for submission of application. Minimum qualification of the applicant shall be Masters (or equivalent) in basic sciences, engineering, technology or medicine. He/she shall have a minimum 10 years experience in managing international bilateral, multilateral or regional programmes, preferably those involving the developing countries. It may be emphasised that mere participation in international conferences and training courses or organisation of such events, and even long term affiliation with an academic or R&D institution outside one’s country for higher studies, teaching or research shall not be considered as an adequate qualification for consideration for the selection for the post of the DG.
The DG will draw a monthly consolidated tax-free emolument of US$2000 with perquisites such as free transport, medical facility, house rent allowance (provided the DG or his/her spouse do not own a house in Delhi or NCR), home leave once every two years, etc. His/her initial appointment will be for a period of three years, which may be extended for further terms based on the performance as proven through successful steering of the growth of the Centre and maintaining its financial health. However, if the performance is not found up to the mark, the appointment may be terminated by the President of the Governing Council of the Centre by giving a notice of six months.
The DG shall be expected not only to maintain the current level of excellence and accomplishments of the Centre as an international scientific agency of repute but also to further advance it through his/her dynamic leadership, innovative management and financial acumen. The position of the DG is a dynamic portfolio, which draws upon the wide ranging scientific / academic background of the individuals, who in the positions earlier held by them would have displayed their vast experience and outstanding capabilities in the international relations, particularly vis-à-vis the developing countries. The paramount consideration for appointment of the DG is the need for securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity.
Applications for the post of DG of the NAM S&T Centre may be sent in prescribed format in typed (printed) form only by electronic mail [no hard copies required] addressed to Prof. Dr. Arun Kulshreshtha, Director General, NAM S&T Centre attaching copies of the scanned documents at email address email@example.com before 30th April 2017. In the subject line of the email, the applicant may please write: “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF DG, NAM S&T CENTRE: (APPLICANT’S NAME; COUNTRY)”. All attachments of the E-mail must have the name and country of the applicant on the top in the Header.
Application Format for the Post of Director General, NAM S&T Centre
i. Please send the completed application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
ii. All attachments to email should be numbered in the same sequence as in the application form.
iii. Please write the Attachment # and your last name, country in the subject line of each attachment.
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1. Latest Photograph – [Attachment #1] 2. (Acad. Prof. Dr. Er. Mrs. Ms. Mr.) (First Name) (Middle Name) (Last Name)
[Name as mentioned in your passport] 3. Date of Birth: Age as on 30th April 2017 ……… (Years) …… (Months)
4. Passport No: ……………….. Place of issue: ………………… Date of Issue: ……………………
(Copy of relevant pages of your Passport) [Attachment #2] 5. Full Address (Home): …………………………………………………………………….…
Phone:……..………………Fax:……………………. E-mail: ……………………………..
Mobile with country code ………………….
6. Last Degree obtained: (D.SC., Ph.D., M.Sc., ME/ M.Tech, BE/B.Tech., MD/MBBS etc.)
Name of institution from where obtained and in which year:
7. Brief Bio-data (including professional and research experience and a list of papers published, if any) [Not more than 3 printed A-4 size sheets] [Attachment #3]
8. Experience in managing International Bilateral, Multilateral and Regional Cooperation Programmes in Science & Technology [Please provide as much information as possible in .pdf format] [Attachment #4]
It may be emphasised that mere participation in international conferences and training courses or organisation of such events, and even long term affiliation with an academic or R&D institution outside one’s country for higher studies, teaching or research shall not be considered as an adequate qualification for consideration for the selection for the post of the DG. Therefore you must provide as much information as appropriate on your experience and acumen in managing the international relations in science & technology.
9. Names and Contact Addresses of Three (3) Recommenders [Attachment #5]