Executive Director, ECO Cultural Institute (ECI), Tehran

Government of Pakistan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Subject:Deputation of an Officer as Executive Director, ECO Cultural Institute (ECI), Tehran

The undersigned is directed to state that ECO Cultural Institute (ECI), Tehran has invited nominations for the post of Executive Director with the following criteria/detail:-

i) Job Description:
The conduct and management of the affairs of ECI shall vest in Executive Director who chairs the ExecutiveCommittee. The Executive Director shall be assisted by Cultural Experts preferably in different fields from the national of Member States on equal basis. The Cultural Experts shall form the Executive Committee and the number of experts may vary according to the needs of the institute.

ii)Tenure of Post:
04 years extendable for one year on the proposal of President ECI and approval of Board of Trustees or ECO Council of Ministers COM).

iii)Age Limit:
Less than 55 years for men and 50 years for women.

iv)Qualification and Experience:
Minimum Masters Degree preferable in Social Sciences/Administration with 15 years Administrative experience with Government/Regional Organizations/Private Sector.

v)Pay Allowances, Emoluments & Grade/Scale of the post:
Executive Salary Scale: US$ 3267-60-3327
Conveyance Allowance: US$ 440
House Allowance: US$ 1815
Total Salary: US$ 5522
Parity of Grade D-2: BS-19

Strong command of English Language

2. In light of new deputation policy in International organizations titled "Civil Servants (Service in International Organizations) Rules, 2016" issued by Establishment Division, a written qualifying test shall be conducted by National Testing Service (NTS), Pakistan. Topics of MCQs type test (100 marks) are attached (Annex-A). All interested candidates shall apply directly on National Testing Service (NTS) website www.nts.org.pk by 5th June, 2017 after depositing test fee of Rs.500/- by downloading the online form available on NTS website in prescribed banks. Date of the test shall be communicated by NTS on its website and to the candidates later on. The candidates who pass the written test shall be required to produce departmental NOC at the time of interview. Interview of all those candidates who score 60 or above marks in written test shall be conducted by the Special Selection Board (SSB) headed by Secretary, Cabinet Division.

3. It is requested to circulate the details of the post of Executive Director, ECO Cultural Institute (ECI), Tehran to all Ministries/Divisions/Provincial Governments and Public Sector Universities etc.

Hassan Zaigham

Director (P-I)

Joint Secretary (Training),

Establishment Division,



Test Content/Syllabus for the post of Executive Director, ECO Cultural Institute (ECI), Tehran

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Proposed test Contents/Syllabus

Weightage %


Role & History of ECO



Challenges and opportunities of further enhancing regional cooperation in ECO member Countries


Regional connectivity within ECO member countries and prospects of further cooperation in the post CPEC scenario


Modern history of Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics


Pakistan's relations with ECO member countries


Persian language & literature



Turkish language & literature


Public Administration


Culture of Pakistan


Steps to promote cultural relations between ECO member countries


Role of ECI in promoting culture


English Language