Secretary of the Institute

The National Institute of Fundamental Studies is consistently ranked among the leading Research Institutes in Sri Lanka. We are globally engaged, research-intensive and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

Job No : NIFS/Careers/2021/11/738

Work type : Permanent

Location : NIFS Headquarters, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Division/ Research Programmes :

Remuneration : HM 2-1-2016 – 93,020 – 12 x 2,700 – 125,420/-+ Approved Government Allowances

Advertised : 2021-11-21 (Sunday Observer)

Applications close on : 03.00 pm on



A Bachelor’s Degree in Management or Science and a postgraduate degree in Management or Science from a university recognized by the UGC.


Minimum of 18 years’ experience in managerial level after obtaining 1st degree out of which 03 years should be in Senior Managerial level in a Government Department, Corporation, Board or reputed mercantile establishment.

Job Description

  1. Responsible for the general administration and day to day management of the institute.
  2. Be in charge of the personnel management functions of the institute including disciplinary matters.
  3. Responsible for the overall administrative and financial control of the substations coming under the purview of the Institute.
  4. Overall control of all aspects of infrastructure services and supplies.
  5. Direction and supervision of all work connected with local and foreign training of all categories of staff including the work connected with agreements and surety bonds.
  6. Coordinating all work connected with legal matters and representing the institute in Courts of Law/Laboure Tribunals where applicable.

Age Limit : Should not be less than 40 years and not more than 50 years.


Employees will contribute 10% of their salary to the NIFS Staff Provident Fund, while the Institute will contribute 15%. In addition, the Institute will contribute 3% of the salary to the ETF.

Selection Procedure

From a structured interview conducted by a panel appointed by the NIFS.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted online (preferred) or under registered cover (should mention the relevant post applied, on the left-hand corner of the envelope) with copies of certificates in support of age and qualifications.

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Submit the application online

National Institute of Fundamental Studies
Hantana Road, Kandy

Tel: 081-22 32 106 / 081-22 32 107