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5. Job Opportunities
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JOB OPPORTUNITY- Lawyer, Advisory Center for Refugees, Bishkek

Posted by: Advisory Center for Refugees <acr(a)infotel.kg>
Posted: 1 Apr 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Lawyer, Advisory Center for Refugees, Bishkek

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Advisory
Center for Refugees (ACR) are seeking personnel for ACR for the position of:

LAWYER

We are looking for a motivated, dedicated individual with a strong desire
to help vulnerable people.  The Advisory Center for Refugees is located in
Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan.  ACR was set up with the
assistance of UNHCR to provide legal and social support for the Kyrgyz
refugee population.  This position would be centered in ACR's main office,
and the position pays local wages and covers housing.  The position is a
temporary one, and can last up to six months.

Main responsibilities:

+ Provide legal counseling for refugees/asylum seekers
+ Prepare administrative appeal matters
+ Liaison with relevant government officials, NGOs and other UNHCR offices
  in the region on protection related matters
+ Research and collect information through interviews (screening for
  suitable cases).
+ Develop legal assistance programs
+ Co-ordinate with the Kyrgyz authorities on screening asylum seekers with
  respect to determining refugee status.
+ Assessment of assistance for refugees, mainly vulnerable groups.

Qualification Requirements:

+ University Degree in Law. Two years previous work experience with NGOs in
  the areas of refugees and asylum seekers would be an advantage.
+ The ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people
  of different national and cultural backgrounds.
+ Knowledge of Russian or English is essential (both preferred) and Pharsi
  is recommended.
+ Ability to delegate tasks
+ Good problem solving ability.

Please contact Alem Hashimi or Amy Reneker at the Advisory Center for
Refugees:
     E-mail: acr(a)infotel.kg
     Tel.: 007 3312 21 08 33.

Please send a resume and cover letter by April 30th, 1998.  If you are
interested in this position but do not meet all of the above requirements,
please feel free to contact us for more information.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- ACTR/ACCELS Program Staff in CIS & Washington

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <gottscha(a)actr.org>
Posted: 26 Mar 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- ACTR/ACCELS Program Staff in CIS

American Council of Teachers of Russian/American Council for Collaboration
in Education and Language Study

ACTR/ACCELS is currently receiving applications for the positions listed
below.  For a full description of each position see the ACTR Website
http://www.actr.org/employ.htm

For consideration for employment with ACTR/ACCELS, or to have your resume
added to our application bank, send a letter, resume, salary requirements,
and position sought (as applicable) to:  Human Resources, ACTR/ACCELS, 1776
Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC, 20036.  Fax: 202-872-9178.
 No phone calls, please.

- Program Officer/Recruiter
      Community Connections Program
      Tbilisi, Georgia                 (Open)

- Program Officer
      Community Connections Program
      Kiev, Ukraine                    (Open)

- Recruiter
      Community Connections Program
      Kiev, Ukraine                    (Open)

- Fulbright/Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)
      Program Representative
      Kiev, Ukraine                    (Open)

- Program Hub Director
      Freedom Support Act Future Leaders Exchange Program
      Kiev, Ukraine                    (May 1998)

- Program Hub Director
      Freedom Support Act Future Leaders Exchange Program
      Tashkent, Uzbekistan             (August 1998)

- Office Director
      Nizhny Novgorod, Russia          (July 1998)

- Office Director
      Novosibirsk, Russia              (August 1998)

- Russian/Eurasian Outbound Programs
      Program Officer - Logistics and Communication
      Washington, DC                   (July 1998)

- Russian/Eurasian Outbound Programs
      Resident Director
      St. Petersburg, Russia          (Fall 1998, Spring 1999, Summer 1999)

- Russian/Eurasian Outbound Programs
      Resident Director
      Moscow, Russia                  (Fall 1998, Spring 1999, Summer 1999)

- Muskie Fellowship/FSA Graduate Fellowship Programs
      Program Officer
      Washington, DC                  (Open)

- Program Assistant
      Washington, DC                  (Year Round)

- Interns
        Washington, DC             (Spring, 1998)
        (Summer, 1998)
        (Fall, 1998)
        (Spring, 1999)


The American Council of Teachers of Russian/American Council for
Collaboration in Education and Language Study (ACTR/ACCELS) is a private,
non-profit educational association and exchange organization devoted to
improving education, professional training and research within and
regarding the countries of the former Soviet Union.  ACTR/ACCELS develops
and administers educational and training programs for U.S. and NIS
government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses; conducts
in-country professional development programs for alumni of exchange and
training programs, including conferences and workshops; serves as a forum
for policymakers on U.S.-NIS relations; recruits for and manages more than
fifteen major sponsored exchange programs with the countries of the former
Soviet Union; manages student advising centers in Russia, Kazakhstan,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan; administers standardized
testing in the NIS for the Educational Testing Service; and publishes
textbooks and materials for the teaching of Russian and English as foreign
languages.  Our overseas staff of 250, both Americans and foreign
nationals, stretches across thirty-one cities in twelve countries of the NIS.

ACTR/ACCELS welcomes applications for current position vacancies and for
potential future employment.  We retain resumes of qualified candidates for
approximately nine months and will contact prospective candidates as
suitable positions come available.*

ACTR/ACCELS gratefully receives many applications for its positions,
providing us with a large and diverse bank of candidates.  Regrettably, we
are unable to communicate personally with applicants concerning the status
of their applications and/or the review process.  Individuals identified as
suitable for a particular vacant position will be contacted by the Human
Resources Department.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- SSRC Middle East Program Director

Posted by: Social Science Research Council <nitka(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 25 Mar 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- SSRC Middle East Program Director

Social Science Research Council
Program Director
Middle East Program

The Social Science Research Council invites applications for the position
of Program Director for the Middle East. The program is in the Council's
core international programs (managed jointly with the American Council of
Learned Societies).

The Council seeks an individual with professional knowledge of intellectual
and institutional trends and conditions in the study of Middle Eastern
societies and cultures.  (For the purposes of this search, the Middle East
is considered to include all countries from Morocco to Iran).  Additional
expertise on any part of Europe would be a plus.  Applicants should hold an
earned Ph.D. degree.  Work and field experience in more than one country of
the region, program management and fund raising experience will count
strongly in an applicant's favor.  Fluency in Arabic is strongly preferred.

The program director will act as principal staff to a regional advisory
panel whose mandate will be to help set priorities for research and
capacity building in the region, administer existing training activities
for the Middle East and other regions, and help develop inter-regional
activities including Council working groups, research networks, and human
capital initiatives.  Overall responsibilities include providing
intellectual leadership in developing research and training initiatives;
organizing scholarly meetings, workshops, and conferences;  liaison with
researchers and academic institutions in the Middle East and elsewhere;
and, preparing proposals for funding to private foundations and government
agencies.

The Council offers an intellectually stimulating, international, and,
professional work environment.  We are keen that professional staff
continue their scholarly development while at the Council.  The SSRC offers
competitive salaries and a comprehensive health insurance package.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Prospective
applicants should submit a letter of application, recent curriculum vitae,
one representative piece of scholarly writing, and names of three referees to:


Middle East Search
Human Resources
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019

SSRC is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB/RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY- Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia

Posted by: AKEF Dushanbe <rafique(a)akefhum.td.silk.org>
Posted: 24 Mar 1998


JOB/RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY- Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia

Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Tajikistan

Seeking one or two Students for work in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.  The Aga Khan
Trust for Culture is implementing an ambitious project to strengthen the
humanities at the undergraduate level in universities in Central Asia.
Under the title of the Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia, it
started in November and will continue until the end of 1998, when it may be
renewed.  It is based in Dushanbe, and involves collaboration with several
universities, where it will test a core curriculum that is thematically
based.  The languages of the curriculum material will be Russian, English,
Tajik (in Cyrillic, as well as in Persian scripts), as well as other
languages, in line with expansion of the scope of the project in the
region.  The Project consists of a Director, Project Officer and an
academic staff of over ten, plus advisors and support staff.  The Project
requires either one translator working full time or two translators each
working half time, to translate all material and correspondence from
Russian into English.  The material to be translated will include
conceptual planning documents, as well as curriculum material in several
media.  In addition, oral interpretation from Russian into English of
academic discussions, as well as looser oral translation of excerpts of
works from English for Russian speakers will be needed.  For half-time
positions, the other half of each position can be devoted to the student's
own research.  The specific hours of work can be worked out with the
Project Director, as long as one translator is available at all times of
operation.

The Project offers the following:

1. $20,000 per annum for the full-time position or $10,000 for each
   half-time position. Salaries for Aga Khan Development Network
   expatriates are tax-free in Tajikistan.
2. Airfare to and from Tajikistan.
3. Assistance in obtaining entry visas and visa extensions, as well as
   identification cards as Aga Khan Development Network employees, which
   carry some diplomatic privileges.
4. Assistance in obtaining accommodation.
5. Assistance in access for research purposes, as long as the topic of
   research does not affect the integrity of the Project.

Required:

1. Native or complete command of English.
2. Advanced reading knowledge of Russian, particularly in the Humanities.
3. Ability to work under tight deadlines.
4. Ability to work in a team environment.
5. Ability to avoid jargon and to write English concisely and pithily.

Desired:

1. Familiarity with Central Asian culture and history.
2. Experience in living overseas.
3. Experience in writing fiction or working in the arts.

Start Date: July 1998.

Rafique Keshavjee
Director
Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia
5, Sechenova Street
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Tel.: 7-3772-510128 or 245823 or 245297 (EST plus 10 hours)
Satellite Fax: 873-682-284-222
Fax: 7-3772-510-066
e-mail: rafique(a)akefhum.td.silk.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY- HIID, Resident Advisor Position in Central Asia (Economist)

Posted by: Sydney Rosen (Carrie Main) <cmain(a)hiid.harvard.edu>
Posted: 22 Mar 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- HIID, Resident Advisor Position in Central Asia (Economist)

Environmental/Water/Energy Economist
Central Asian Republics

The Harvard Institute for International Development seeks an economist with
expertise in water and/or energy resources to serve as a resident policy
advisor in the Central Asian Republics.  The position begins in May-June,
1998 and is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  It is funded under a contract
with the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Required education, experience, and skills:  Advanced degree in economics,
public policy, or related field.  Ph.D. with focus on environmental, water,
or energy economics strongly preferred.  Minimum three years' experience as
an advisor on economic development or environmental, water, or energy
policy issues in transition or developing countries.  Experience in the
former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe and proficiency in Russian highly
desirable.

Duties and responsibilities:  Assists national, regional, and local
governments in the Central Asian Republics in formulating and implementing
policies, laws, and regulations that integrate economic development and
environmental protection, particularly in the areas of water and energy
resource management.  Manages activities under workplan, conducts policy
analysis and supporting research, coordinates local working groups,
organizes and leads workshops, and recruits consultants.   Ensures
recommendations are appropriate in the national and international context.
Coordinates activities with other organizations and USAID projects.
Frequent travel within Central Asia required.

Contact:  Send cover letter and resume to HIID Recruitment CAENV, 14 Story
Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.  Fax (617) 496-8190.

Sydney Rosen
Project Manager
International Environment Program
Harvard Institute for International Development
14 Story Street
Cambridge, MA  02138  USA
tel (617) 495-5664
fax (617) 496-8040
e-mail srosen(a)hiid.harvard.edu

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Middle East History, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst

Posted by: Mary C. wilson <wilson(a)history.umass.edu>
Posted: 16 Mar 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Middle East History, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst

MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  One-year
replacement beginning Sept. 1998, pending funding.  Research specialty
open.  Must be able to teach a 2-semester survey from the Prophet to the
present and two upper-level courses of choice.  Ph.D. and teaching
experience preferred.  Please send letter of interest, c.v., and 3 letters
of recommendation to Professor Mary C. Wilson, Chair, Department of
History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-3930, by 15 April
1998.  UMass is an AA/EOE

Mary C. Wilson
Professor and Chair
Department of History
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Phone: 413 545-6765
Fax:   413 545-6137
wilson(a)history.umass.edu

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Program Associate, Ron Brown Fellowship Program

Posted by: Central Asia Forum <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 9 Mar 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Program Associate, Ron Brown Fellowship Program

The Ron Brown Fellowship Program seeks to fill the position of Program
Associate

The USIA-funded Ron Brown Fellowship Program provides opportunities for
graduate study at leading US institutions to outstanding university
graduates and professionals from Central and Eastern Europe. The Ron Brown
Fellowship Program offers a comprehensive experience combining advanced
academic work with professional development activities such as internships,
workshops, and alumni networking.

The Program Associate is responsible for timely payment of tuition bills,
stipend checks and other financial arrangements for all Ron Brown Fellows.
With Program Officers, the Program Associate helps make visa, arrival, and
housing arrangements for all incoming Fellows, The associate also helps
plan workshops, pre-departure orientations, and alumni activities. Other
responsibilities include maintenance of university and applicant databases,
files, and correspondence.

Requirements include BA in International Studies or a related field, a
strong knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe, good writing and
interpersonal skills, the ability to work under time constraints, strong
knowledge in application of data bases and willingness to travel if asked.
Knowledge of a regional language is helpful but not necessary.

To apply, please contact:

Tamara Dunbar
Program Officer
Central and Eastern European Programs
IREX
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: +1-202-628-8189

JOB OPPORTUNITY Gender Specialist, UNIFEM in Tajikistan

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 23 Feb 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Gender Specialist, UNIFEM in Tajikistan

Contact: Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh
E-mail: shahrbanou(a)fouzb.undp.org

UNIFEM is looking for a Gender Specialist to oversee a project they are
developing in Tajikistan.  The position is for one year, starting in March
1998.

The Specialist will be required to implement a project to:

  1. Launch a media campaign on women's political rights.
  2. Establish a Center for training counselors and social workers to
     work with traumatized women.
  3. Work with the Resident Coordinator System to mainstream gender
     into on-going UN projects.

Requirements:

   * Related higher education
   * Work experience in GAD/WID projects, preferably with the UN
     system
   * Knowledge of Russian or Farsi

Please note that this is a preliminary notice to find suitable candidates.
UNIFEM will formally advertise the job at a later date.  If interested,
please send CV to:

Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh <shahrbanou(a)fouzb.undp.org>


Website for this posting:
http://www.friends-partners.org/~ccsi/announce/tajikjb.htm

JOB OPPORTUNITY Program Office Coordinator, Central Asia Institute, SAIS

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 19 Feb 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Program Office Coordinator, Central Asia Institute, SAIS

[NOTE: This notice was forwarded by Craig Zelizer.  However, ALL QUERIES
should be directed to the Central Asia Institute at SAIS]

Program Office Coordinator Familiar with Central Asian Culture

Excellent opportunity to provide administrative, project and program
support to the Central Asia Institute of the Paul H. Nitze School of
Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. You will
assist the chairman in all matters related to operation of the institute
and its programs including dealing with faculty, staff, students, alumni,
research fellows, dignitaries, visitors; manage all correspondence;
coordinate meetings, conferences and seminars; assist with budgets and
reports; maintain program database; assist with publications; supervise
interns, students; etc.

To qualify, candidates must have a Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred)
and at least 4 years of administrative/office experience, along with the
ability to handle multiple projects with minimal supervision. Excellent
communication skills, good business judgment, and the ability to handle
confidential matters are essential. Advanced computer skills including
Windows, WP 6.1, MS Office (PowerPoint, Access, Excel, PageMaker) and
database mgmt are necessary.

We offer a competitive salary in a drug and smoke-free workplace. For
consideration, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced Int'l Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Human Resources Director, Rm 303
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

No Phone Calls Please

We are an Equal Oppty Employer & do not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin,
disability, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.

Published: 02/15/98 - Washington Post

JOB OPPORTUNITY History of Islamic World, Univ. of Akron

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 13 Feb 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- History of Islamic World, University of Akron

The History Department at the University of Akron seeks an assistant
professor for a regular, tenure-track, full-time position, specializing in
the Islamic world and/or Middle East.  Please send letter of application,
resume, three letters of reference, graduate transcript(s), and teaching
syllabi and teaching evaluation reports to: Prof. J.K. Leonard, Chair,
Islamic History Search Committee, Dept. of History, The University of
Akron, Akron, Ohio, 44325-1902.  Deadline for application materials is
March 1, 1998.

JOB OPPORTUNITY Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies, City Univ of New York

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 12 Feb 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies, City Univ of New York

Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies: The College of Staten Island of The City
University of New York seeks candidates for an anticipated tenure-track
position as an assistant professor of Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies
beginning in September 1998. The discipline and department of appointment
are open: candidates with expertise in comparative religion, history
(intellectual, political, and social), philosophy, or sociology are
preferred. Required: a doctorate in an appropriate discipline, and a
demonstrated commitment to research, publication, and undergraduate
teaching. Responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in the
candidate's discipline, developing and teaching one or more general
education courses under the rubric the West and the World, and teaching
appropriate advanced courses, which may include Middle Eastern/Islamic
culture, history, philosophy, religion, and sociology. Salary:
$37,172-$52,213, commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications
will begin on March 10, 1998 and continue until the position is filled.
Send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses,
and telephone numbers of at least three references to Joan E. Hartman,
Acting Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Room 312, South
Administration, College of Staten Island/CUNY, 2800 Victory Boulevard,
Staten Island, New York 10314. EEO/AA/ADA employer.

Forwarded from: H-TURK

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- National Democratic Institute, Eurasia

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 11 Feb 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- National Democratic Institute, Eurasia

The National Democratic Institute is posting two positions:

1) Program Officer, Eurasia

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, a nonprofit,
nongovernmental organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., seeks an
individual with a background in program management and Eurasian studies to
oversee democracy development programs in countries of the former Soviet
Union. The position will be based in Washington, D.C.

Affiliated with the Democratic Party of the United States, NDI conducts
programs to support the development of democratic institutions and
processes around the world. NDI's programs focus on assisting the
development of democratic political parties and nonpartisan civic
organizations and on strengthening electoral processes and institutions of
representative government.

Qualified candidates will have:

  * a master's degree in international affairs, political science,
    post-Soviet studies or a related field;
  * nonprofit project management experience;
  * a background in international political development, civic advocacy,
    political campaigns, and/or legislative affairs;
  * experience living or working overseas;
  * excellent verbal and written communication skills; and
  * Russian or other Eurasian language skills.

Posted February 4, 1998


2) Program Assistant, Eurasia

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, a nonprofit,
nongovernmental organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., seeks
individuals with a background in Eurasian or post-Soviet studies to help
manage democracy development programs in countries of the former Soviet
Union. The positions will be based in Washington, D.C.

Affiliated with the Democratic Party of the United States, NDI conducts
programs to support the development of democratic institutions and
processes around the world. NDI's programs focus on assisting the
development of democratic political parties and nonpartisan civic
organizations and on strengthening electoral processes and institutions of
representative government.

Qualified candidates will have:

  * a bachelor's degree in Russian or post-Soviet area studies;
  * at least two years' work experience in international political or
    economic development;
  * experience living or working overseas;
  * excellent verbal and written communication skills; and
  * Russian or other Eurasian language skills.

Posted February 5, 1998


Interested applicants should send or fax a cover letter and resume to:

The National Democratic Institute
Attn: Laura Jewett
1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Fifth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 745-2914.

Website: http://www.ndi.org/jobeurpa.htm

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Community Participation Advisor, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Posted by: Sheila Thornton <sthornton(a)counterpart.org>
Posted: 8 Feb 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Community Participation Advisor, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Counterpart International seeks an individual to provide advice and
technical assistance to the Tajikistan Social Investment Fund (TASIF) as it
seeks to involve the community to the greatest extent possible in the
identification, development and implementation of micro-projects for the
rehabilitation and reconstruction of the social and economic infrastructure
of Tajikistan.

Responsibilities:
 - ensure community participation through participatory concepts and methods
   that are integrated fully into the policies and procedures of TASIF;
 - develop criteria for micro-project selection, materials, and promotional
   campaigns;
 - assess micro-projects and develop evaluation criteria;
 - identify NGO and CBO training needs.

Requires:
 - extensive community development experience and demonstrated ability to
   apply participatory concepts and methods to project identification, design,
   implementation monitoring and evaluation;
 - Russian and English proficiency.

Position also requires extensive travel throughout Tajikistan.

Preferred: experience working in the Newly Independent States of the Former
Soviet Union and familiarity with Farsi or Tajik.

Two-year position with generous benefits package and salary commensurate
with experience.

Submit resumes by March 31 to:

Counterpart International
Attn: Sheila Thornton
1200 18th St., NW, Ste. 1100
Washington, DC 20036
fax: (202) 296-9679
e-mail: sthornton(a)counterpart.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Position in History of Islamic World and/or Middle East

Posted by: Martin Wainwright <mwainwright(a)uakron.edu>
Posted: 3 Feb 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- History of Islamic World and/or Middle East, Univ. of Akron

HISTORY DEPARTMENT / GENERAL STUDIES

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY.  The History Department at The
University of Akron seeks an assistant professor for a regular,
tenure-track, full-time position, specializing in the Islamic world and/or
Middle East.  Specialization may be in any period from the seventh through
the early twentieth centuries, but Ottoman Empire preferred.  Applicants
must have a Ph.D. in history or a closely related appropriate discipline.
Duties include: 1) teaching the Middle East course in the General Education
World Civilizations program, 2) teaching upper and graduate-level courses
in the History Department, and 3) sharing administrative tasks in the World
Civilizations program.  The successful candidate is expected to establish a
viable research program leading to scholarly publications and to
participate in faculty governance, professional service, and instructional
support required for this regular, tenure-track, full-time position in the
History Department.  Salaries and fringe benefits are competitive.  Send
letter of application, resume, three letters of reference, graduate
transcript(s), and teaching syllabi and teaching evaluation reports to
Professor J. K.  Leonard, Chair, Islamic History Search Committee,
Department of History, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 44325-1902.
Deadline for application materials is March 1, 1998. U.S. citizenship of
U.S. permanent residency is required.  The University of Akron is an open
admissions urban comprehensive university and is an AA/EOE.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Senior Field Officer, National Reconciliation, Tajikistan

Posted by: Christian Lucky <cl30(a)is8.nyu.edu>
Posted: 31 Jan 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Senior Field Officer, National Reconciliation, Tajikistan

Professor Stephen Holmes is seeking a Senior Field Officer to work in
Dushanbe, Tajikistan for one year on contract with the United Nations
Office of the Secretary-General.

The Senior Field Officer will provide consultations to the Commission on
National Reconciliation in Dushanbe as the Commission works to implement
the General Agreement on the Establishment of Peace and National Accord in
Tajikistan.

Candidates should have at least 10 years experience working on issues of
governance in transition societies, knowledge of Russian and Central Asia,
and experience drafting legal or official public (state) documents.

All interested parties, please contact:

Christian Lucky
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

telephone: 212-998-6030
facsimile: 212-995-4769
cl30(a)is8.nyu.edu

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Civic Education Project Visiting Lecturer Program in FSU

Posted by: Victoria Meadows <vmeadows(a)cep.yale.edu>
Posted: 21 Jan 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Civic Education Project Visiting Lecturer Program in FSU

Civic Education Project (CEP) is a private voluntary educational
organization dedicated to assisting reform efforts at universities in
Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.  CEP is now
accepting applications for its Visiting Lecturer program.

CEP Visiting Lecturers teach courses in the social sciences (in English)
and assist host departments in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
with curriculum development and outreach projects.  Assignments are for one
academic year, but Visiting Lecturers who excel may be eligible to renew
for up to three years.  CEP lecturers receive a living stipend, round trip
airfare and Western health insurance.

Applications must be postmarked no later than February 1, 1998.  To request
an application packet, please contact our office:

Civic Education Project
P.S. Box 205445 Yale Station
New Haven, CT  06520
(203) 781-0263; fax (203) 781-0265
e-mail info(a)cep.yale.edu

An electronic application is available via http://www.cep.yale.edu.

Victoria Meadows               vmeadows(a)cep.yale.edu
Civic Education Project        cep(a)cep.yale.edu
P.O. Box 5445 Yale Station     http://www.cep.yale.edu
New Haven, CT  06520           ftp://www.cep.yale.edu

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Central Asia Reporter, Foreign Desk, National Public Radio

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 9 Jan 98 12:02:47 EST


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Central Asia Reporter, Foreign Desk, National Public Radio

National Public Radio's Foreign Desk is looking for a Central Asia
reporter/correspondent.  The journalist will develop ideas and proposals;
gather information; and prepare and present reports, programs and program
segments.  The person will make regular and frequent trips through the
region that includes Afghanistan, all the former Soviet Republics in
Central Asia, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma and Cambodia.
person may serve as a substitute host for NPR programs college degree or
equivalent required.  A minimum of 4 years broadcast or journalism
experience in foreign reporting and production experience required for
reporter designation, and a minimum of 6 years broadcast experience in
foreign reporting and production issues required for correspondent
designation.  Travel in Central Asia, and experience living and/or working
in difficult foreign situations, including armed conflicts, preferred.

National Public Radio
Human Resources Dept.
635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Website: www.npr.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Public Education/Economic Reform Specialist, Mongolia

Posted by: Eric Blomquist <pemongolia(a)aol.com>
Posted: 9 Jan 98 09:07:19 -0500 (EST)


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Public Education/Economic Reform Specialist to represent the
        PBN Company in Mongolia

The PBN Company (USA) is seeking a public relations professional to fill
the position of public information specialist for a privatization public
education program in Mongolia. The project seeks to inform both domestic
and foreign investors of Mongolia's market reform efforts, and specifically
to create interest in investment in the country's economy. The candidate
must commit to relocating to Mongolia for at least one year.

Experience and skills required: Working knowledge of the Russian language
is required, as is marketing/public education experience with the World
Bank and/or USAID. Background in public education, privatization,
macroeconomic investment and an understanding of Mongolia's culture and
politics preferred.

Please send resume and cover letter by mail, fax or email to:

Eric Blomquist
The PBN Company
1801 K Street, NW, Suite 1203 L
Washington, DC 20006
USA
Fax: +1-202-466-6205
Email: PEMongolia(a)aol.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Consulting Firm, Central Asia

Posted by: Oscusa <oscusa(a)aol.com>
Posted: 8 Jan 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Consulting Firm, Central Asia

International consulting firm seeks pension specialists for overseas
assignments. Required: at least 5 years experience as a pension administrator,
actuary or information specialist, as well as fluency in Russian or a Central
Asian language. Experience working overseas preferred. Send resumes by email
to oscusa(a)aol.com, or by fax to 215-735-5454, attention: Human Resources
Department.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Open Society Institute Country Director - Uzbekistan

Posted by: Dennis McConnell Maine Business School <mac(a)MAINE.MAINE.EDU>
Posted: 5 Jan 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Open Society Institute Country Director - Uzbekistan

The Open Society Institute seeks Country Director for information office in
Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Develop operating, grant-giving programs,
implementation strategies, mechanisms for disseminating information about
OSI's grants/scholarships programs; identify, recruit candidates for
graduate studies; recruit, train, supervise local staff; oversee budget.

Requires: Fluent English and Russian/Uzbek; 4+ years NGO management; 2+
years work experience in former Soviet Union; experience working with a
board; strong financial management, organizational, interpersonal, writing
skills; BA with Masters preferred.  Extensive travel.

Send cover letter/CV before 23 January 1998 to:

Open Society Institute
Human Resources - Code UZBEK
400 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Fax: (212) 548-4607

Further Information: List members not familiar with the Open Society
Institute (OSI) may want to visit the website of the Soros Foundations
Network (http://www.soros.org/). OSI is one of the many important
activities of the Soros Foundations.

Forwarded from: Dennis McConnell via ee-jobs(a)cep.yale.edu

JOB OPPORTUNITY- CEO- Central Asian-American Enterprise Fund

Posted by: Dennis McConnell Maine Business School <mac(a)MAINE.MAINE.EDU>
Posted: 5 Jan 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- CEO- Central Asian-American Enterprise Fund

Search for President/Chief Executive Officer
The Central Asian-American Enterprise Fund
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The Central Asian American Enterprise Fund (CAAEF) is seeking a new
President/CEO. The Fund is a privately managed, profit-oriented venture
capital institution. It was established by the US Congress in 1994, to
promote the growth of a market economy, support democratization, and
stimulate private sector investment in Central Asia after the fall of
communism and the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The Fund is a
non-profit corporation, chartered in Delaware.

Background and Current Situation

CAAEF is capitalized at $150MM. It receives its funding in increments from
the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and invests in small
and medium-sized privately-owned businesses in Kazakstan, the Kyrgyz
Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. In addition to these
equity investments, the Fund, through a subsidiary, the Asian Crossroads
Loan Company (ACLC), makes loans to smaller entrepreneurs.

Direct investments have ranged from $300,000 to $5MM, although the Fund is
authorized to make investments of up to $15MM. Loans have ranged from micro
loans of $1000 up to $300,000. These are made in cooperation with 22 local,
partner banks in Central Asia. Through these investments and loans, the
Fund is expected to help disseminate western business know-how, promote
economic and regulatory policy reforms and other systemic changes, as well
as attract private capital for investment in the region by demonstrating
the real potential for substantial profits. The Fund is also expected to
generate a sufficient return on investments to become self-sustaining and
able to continue to make investments in the region.

The Fund is governed by a ten person Board of Directors whose members are
appointed to three year terms by the President of the United States. Their
backgrounds include business, finance, investment banking, law, academia
and government. The Board meets four times each year. The Board and/or its
Investment Committee approves investments recommended by the staff. For the
past three and a half years, the Fund has been led by Mr. Richard
Bernstrom, the President and CEO, who has decided to return to private
investing. The CEO operates from the Fund's headquarters in Tashkent,
Uzbekistan. Additional offices are located in Washington, DC as well as in
four other cities in the region - in Almaty, Kazakstan, in Bishkek, Kyrgyz
Republic, in Khojand, Tajikistan, and in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Almost all of the Fund's 80+ employees (60 local nationals and 22
expatriates) operate from these offices in the region. CAAEF's operating
budget is $7.5MM. It anticipates $3MM of income from deals in the coming
year to off-set these costs.

Since the summer of 1994, when the Fund opened for operation, 28 direct
investments valued at $65MM have been approved by the Board of Directors.
Of this amount, $45MM has been disbursed. The small loan program has
approved over 130 loans, valued at $8MM. Of this amount, $5MM has been
disbursed. There are approximately $19MM of investments in the pipeline
which have been identified, but not yet approved. The Fund has targeted the
end of calendar year 1999 to be fully invested.

While the Board is desirous of meeting this target, it is primarily
concerned that the quality of the Fund's investments is high, and that the
investment portfolio satisfies the fund's other objectives of job creation,
fostering of a strong middle class, and growth of new, locally owned
companies. Equity investments and loans have been made in a wide variety of
businesses. These include clothing manufacturers, cotton spinning and
textile businesses, food processing and bottling companies, trucking
companies, brick manufacturers and door and window makers, pharmaceutical
makers, and printing and copying companies.

The Fund is designed to take a more active role in the day-to-day
management of its investees than a typical bank or venture capital fund. It
provides technical assistance in marketing, administration, accounting and
financial reporting, and other business services. It draws on the resources
of voluntary organizations such as the International Executive Service
Corps to recruit people with expertise appropriate to the needs of the
businesses it funds.

The Region

Central Asia is ripe for investment. The five countries of the region have
a combined population of approximately 54 million people and occupy a land
mass of approximately 1.6 million square miles. The area is rich in natural
resources - oil and gas, gold and other nonferrous metals, agricultural
products and cotton. Its work force in many areas is highly trained since
many Soviet defense facilities were located in the region. Many major
multinational companies are already located and operating in the region.
Their work on an oil pipeline, and other ventures is creating substantial
opportunities for secondary and ancillary businesses to flourish.

Despite these very real opportunities, it is important to appreciate that
the business climate within which the Fund operates is without many of the
characteristics of more developed market economies, and accordingly, can
sometimes be quite difficult. Banking and accounting practices, legal
systems, data for due diligence and financial reporting, and an
appreciation of what constitutes a conflict of interest or individual
accountability are, in many instances, absent or highly inadequate.
Business judgments and decision-making often require a higher degree of art
than science.

In response to the scarcity of capital in Central Asia, there are now
several other entities operating in the region. The European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Finance
Corporation (IFC), the World Bank, and a number of private funds now have a
presence in the area, and represent opportunities for collaboration as well
as competition for the CAAEF.

Objectives

As the preceding discussion makes clear, this is an extremely challenging
opportunity to help play a key role in the economic transformation of an
interesting and increasingly important region of the world. While
initially, the new CEO will be expected to establish strong relationships
with key funders and investors in this country, the Board expects the new
CEO to live and work full time in the region, building relationships with
key players in business and government, and paying careful attention to the
deals developed by the staff. Additionally, the Board expects the new CEO
to make a three year commitment to this assignment. Specifically, the Board
has established the following objectives for the new CEO to achieve in the
first 12-18 months of his or her tenure:

* Assess the state of the Fund's portfolio and develop individual
  strategies for optimizing returns from each of the deals.

* Ensure that systems are installed and adhered to, which will
  provide for careful tracking and monitoring of deals throughout
  all phases of their life with the Fund --from initial inquiry,
  through negotiations; review by underwriters and the invest-
  ment committee of the Board, and after closing until payback or
  takeout has been completed.

* Improve the mechanisms for, and the quality of communication
  between the Board and the staff.
* In cooperation with the Board, develop a realistic plan for
  committing the remainder of the Fund's initial capitalization
  to high quality deals by the end of calendar year 1999, and
  ensure that the plan is effectively implemented.
* Work closely with the Board to develop ways to make more effec-
  tive use of its many talents and areas of expertise.
* Review the structure and staffing of the organization in light
  of its plans for future operations and make changes where
  appropriate to ensure that the mission and structure are
  aligned.
* Take steps to ensure that the Fund's overhead and transaction
  costs remain within budget.

The Ideal Candidate

This is an important and multifaceted assignment. The person you seek must
be an extremely savvy investment professional, capable and experienced at
making smart business decisions with limited "hard" data, who understands
first hand, the unique problems of operating effectively during the
transition from a command to a market economy, yet who also appreciates the
enormous potential for profit and business success in this part of the
world. While no one person will possess all of the characteristics
enumerated below, the ideal candidate will have the following professional
experience and personal characteristics:

Professional Experience

* A skilled investment professional, experienced in a middle
  market banking environment or a venture fund with tested and
  well-honed instincts to distinguish a good deal from a bad one,
  and a demonstrated, in-depth knowledge of the methods and
  systems available to ensure rigorous underwriting and evalua-
  tion, effective negotiation, careful monitoring and appropriate
  and timely exiting from deals.
* An understanding of Central Asia, and a working knowledge of
  Russian, or the languages of the region are highly desirable
  and preferred. First hand experience operating during the
  transition from a command economy to a market economy is re-
  quired.
* A successful manager with a record of hiring, retaining and
  developing a diverse staff.
* Experience working with, or serving on a Board of Directors or
  a loan committee is highly desirable.

Personal Characteristics

* A smart, tough-minded and skeptical person, capable of absorb-
  ing data quickly, separating the wheat from the chaff, analyz-
  ing the available data thoroughly and acting decisively, often
  with very incomplete information. Someone who will be comfort-
  able making judgments and taking risks.
* An accessible manager who will promote effective communication
  among all those with a role in the Fund's work, who will set
  goals, plan and track multiple projects, foster rigor, and hold
  people accountable.
* A high degree of personal and professional integrity.
* A person with presence - energetic, forthright and persuasive,
  who will command the respect of all with whom he or she comes
  in contact.
* A practical person who develops common sense solutions to
  problems.

To Apply, or Recommend a Candidate

To apply please submit your credentials or fax, e-mail (text only), or mail
your resume to:

F. Jay Hall
Executive Search Consultant
Isaacson, Miller/CAAEF
334 Boylston St.
Suite 500 Box ws
Boston MA 02116-3805
Tel: (617) 262-6500 x158
Fax: (617) 262-6509
fjh(a)imsurf.tiac.net

Forwarded from: Dennis McConnell via ee-jobs(a)cep.yale.edu

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Kazak American Studies Center, Almaty

Posted by: Center for Civil Society International <ccsi(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 30 Nov 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Kazak American Studies Center, Almaty

For more  information  send e-mail  to Joseph Malm (kasc(a)kasc.kit.kz)


Joseph Malm, of the Kazak American Studies Center in Almaty,  has
forwarded the attached announcement. Perhaps some list members in
the Almaty neighborhood will be interested in the opportunity.


Position at Kazak American Studies Center, Almaty

The KAZAK AMERICAN STUDIES CENTER, KASC, at Almaty State Univers-
ity in Kazakstan requires an assistant director for the program.
The KASC has been in existence since 1991 and has been  supported

by  the University of Kentucky and the University of New  Mexico.
The position involves coordinating activities between the  center
and other agencies, developing exchange programs, other  programs
you  would like to develop, and teaching. It is a  paid  position
(Central  Asian remuneration level) provided you  teach.  English
teachers  are always needed but you may teach other  subjects  as
well if there is a need. Russian language background very helpful
but not required.

A shared apartment and $100/month is the usual remuneration. Good
opportunity  to gain Central Asian experience! For more  informa-
tion  send e-mail  to Joseph Malm (kasc(a)kasc.kit.kz). Please CC a
copy to: ISCA1(a)KAZNET.KZ

JOB OPPORTUNITY- School for International Training

Posted by: Angie Wright <angie.wright(a)sit.edu>
Posted: 20 Nov 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- School for International Training

The Language and Culture Center at the School for International Training
is looking for information about teachers who might be able to teach
Azerbaijani. The contract is not yet in place, but it is expected to be 3-4
week intensive position that will take place during the first quarter of
1998.

If anyone on list has any leads, please contact me off list.
Thank you for your assistance.

Angie Wright (angie.wright(a)sit.edu)
Language and Culture Center
School for International Training
Brattleboro, VT 05301

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Staff External Vacancy Announcement

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 17 Nov 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Staff External Vacancy Announcement

        EXTERNAL ANNOUNCEMENT

IREX, a leader in international education and training,
seeks a Program Officer for its office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The
incumbent will be responsible for providing oversight of  IREX
activities and operations in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and corporate
outreach in Central Asia.  Specific areas of responsibility will
include management of the Tashkent office and local staff;
implementation of academic, policy and professional training
programs; representation of IREX and its programs to the scholarly,
policy, diplomatic, corporate and NGO communities in Central Asia;
and the development of new program activities for IREX.  Special
emphasis will be placed upon building and strengthening corporate
outreach and development in Uzbekistan. Degree in area studies or
equivalent experience is required.  International corporate
experience is highly desirable. EOE. Resumes and salary history
should be faxed to Personnel/AB, 202-628-8189. http://www.irex.org.

Please feel free to advertise on listservs.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Editorial/Executive Assistant for International Non-profit

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 14 Nov 1997


International non-profit seeks editorial/executive assistant to write
reports, drafts & edit correspondence, articles, speeches & short papers.
Research as required. Should have an MA in Journalism preferably with
interest and/or background in economic, political and social issues in
Central & Eastern Europe & the NIS. Excellent communication skills &
ability to work well with multi-cultural staff. Clear, concise targeted
writing skills required. Must work well under pressure. Must have 2- 3
years full-time experience.

Send resume with cover letter & salary requirements to:

     M. Boyd
     Fax: 212-824-4149

Source: New York Times 11/02/97 (via Indiana Univ. Web Site)

Forwarded by: Craig Zelizer

JOB OPPORTUNITY- International Program Assoc. for Int'l NGO, Central Asia/Caucasus

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 14 Nov 1997


NOTE: The posting was made by Craig Zelizer -- an IREX program officer -- however,
the job opportunity referred to was NOT an IREX position.  Any queries regarding
this position, should be directed as indicated in the notice; not to Craig
Zelizer or to IREX.  --JSE


Int'l non-profit institution seeks Program Associate w/primary
responsibility in conference planning, research, communication & liaison.
Must have advanced degree (MIA/PhD), backgrnd in Russian, Central Asian,
Transcaucasus areas, especially from a security perspective. Proficient in
writing & oral English & Russian, editorial exp, must be a team player.
Some domestic & int'l travel will be req'd.  FAX resume w/cover letter &
sal reqs to 212-824-4149, attn: M. Boyd.

Source: NY times

Provided by: Craig Zelizer (IREX)

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Washington Univ., St. Louis, Islamic History

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 29 Oct 1997


The History Department invites applications and nominations for an
open-rank (assistant, associate, or full professor) position in the field
of Middle Eastern/Islamic History.  Applicants should send c.v., supporting
materials about research and teaching, and names of three referees by
December 1, 1997 to Prof. Richard Walter, Chair, Dept. of History,
Washington University, Campus Box 1062, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO
63130.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- California State Univ., Middle Eastern History

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 29 Oct 1997


The Department of History has a tenure track appointment in Middle Eastern
history at the Assistant Professor level.  The position is open until
filled and the review of applications begins December 1, 1997.  For more
information please contact: Sharon Sievers, Chair, Dept. of History,
California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 98040.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Human Rights Research on Central Asia, Human Rights Watch

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 17 Oct 1997


Human Rights Watch, the largest U.S.-based international human rights
monitoring and advocacy organization, is seeking a researcher for its
Helsinki division to be based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and monitor human
rights violations in Uzbekistan and other countries of Central Asia.

Job Description:

*  monitoring and researching human rights developments in Central Asia,
with an emphasis on taking testimony;

*  writing reports and newsletters on human rights concerns;

*  bringing human rights violations to the attention of government bodies
in the countries of the region, in other CIS states and the United States;

*  working with local groups and helping in the development of
non-governmental activities in Central Asia, coordinating training
programs, and bringing human rights experts to the region;

*  expanding contacts with government officials and human rights groups in
Central Asia and Russia, the media, and international organizations based
in the region, such as the OSCE, and the United Nations; and

*  developing strategies together with Human Rights Watch/Helsinki's New
York, Moscow, and Brussels offices for putting pressure on the governments
of Central Asia to curb abuses.

Qualifications:

The researcher will be based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and should be prepared
to travel extensively in the region, and occasionally to Moscow and New
York for consultations.  He or she should have a very good command of
Russian and, preferably, one or more regional languages, excellent writing
and editing skills, a background in related regional studies, a
demonstrated commitment to international human rights, and experience in
field research.  The position is available immediately.  Resumes will be
accepted through December 31, 1997.

Salary and Benefits:  Salary is negotiable, depending on experience.  Human
Rights Watch offers an excellent package of benefits, including generous
employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurance, and pension plans, and
twenty days of vacation per year.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 1997.  Please send cover
letter, resume, references, and unedited writing sample (no calls, please) to:

Central Asia Researcher Search
Human Rights Watch/Helsinki
485 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017-6104
Fax: (212) 972-0905

Human Rights Watch assures equal employment opportunities for all qualified
persons without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national
origin, sex, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Copenhagen Business School, Economics/former USSR

Posted by: Klaus Meyer <km.cees(a)cbs.dk>
Posted: 17 Oct 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Copenhagen Business School, Economics/former USSR

We are now inviting applications for the following position:

Associate Professorship in Enterprise Transformation in Eastern Europe
CBS, Copenhagen Business School
CEES, Center for East European Studies

The Associate Professorship is a tenured post with research, teaching,
and administrative obligations under the Copenhagen Business School.
Applicants must have a proven record of international standing in
business studies or economics. In addition, they should have expertise
in the areas of economics of transition and enterprise transformation in
Eastern Europe, including the states of the former Soviet Union.

Applicants must refer to the full announcement available from:
http://www.econ.cbs.dk/institutes/cees
CEES, CBS, Dalgas Have 15, DK-2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Phone +45 3815 3031, Fax +45 3815 3037
E-mail: cp.cees(a)cbs.dk

Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Application deadline: 1 December 1997, 12:00 noon.


Klaus Meyer
Center for East European Studies, Copenhagen Business School
Dalgas Have 15, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Phone: office:  (45) 3815 3033,     mobile: (45) 2216 2297
Fax:            (45) 3815 3037,     km.cees(a)cbs.dk
Homepage: http://www.econ.cbs.dk/institutes/cees/staff/meyer.html


Source: East-West-Research

JOB/RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY- Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Tajikistan

Posted by: Rafique Keshavjee <rafique(a)keshavjee.usa.com>
Posted: 7 Oct 1997


JOB/RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY- Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Tajikistan

Seeking two Graduate Students for work in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture is about to implement an ambitious project
to strengthen the humanities at the undergraduate level in universities in
Central Asia.  Under the title of the Aga Khan Humanities Project for
Central Asia, this project will start implementation in November 1997 and
continue until the end of 1998, when it may be renewed.  It is based in
Dushanbe, and involves collaboration with several universities, where it
will test a core curriculum that is thematically based.  The languages of
the curriculum material will be Russian, English, Tajik (in Cyrillic, as
well as in Persian scripts), as well as other languages, in line with
expansion of the scope of the project in the region.  The Project consists
of a Director, Project Officer and an academic staff of nine, plus support
staff.

The Project requires two translators each working half-time, to translate
all material and correspondence from Russian into English.  The material to
be translated will include conceptual planning documents, as well as
curriculum material in several media.  The other half of each position can
be devoted to the student's own research.  The specific hours of work can
be worked out with the Project Director, as long as one translator is
available at all times of operation.

The Project offers the following:
1.  $10,000 per annum for each half-time position.
2.  Airfare to and from Tajikistan.
3.  Assistance in obtaining entry visas and visa extensions.
4.  Assistance in obtaining accommodation.
5.  Assistance in access for research purposes, as long as the topic
    of research does not affect the integrity of the Project.

Required:
1.  Native or complete command of English.
2.  Advanced reading knowledge of Russian, particularly in the
    Humanities.
3.  Ability to work under tight deadlines.
4.  Ability to work in a team environment.
5.  Ability to avoid jargon and to write English concisely and
    pithily.

Desired:
1.  Familiarity with Central Asian culture and history.
2.  Experience in living overseas.
3.  Experience in writing fiction or working in the arts.

Start Date:
November 1997 if possible, but no later than January 1998.

Contact (before October 17):

Rafique Keshavjee
Director
Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia
63 Upland Road
Concord, MA 01742
Tel.: 978-287-0538
Fax:  978-287-0539
e-mail: rafique(a)keshavjee.usa.com

After October 17, or if applicant is already in Central Asia:
e-mail: rafique(a)akefhum.td.silk.org
Tel. 7-3772-276935 or 230944

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Armenian History, Tufts University

Posted by: Beatrice Manz <bmanz(a)emerald.tufts.edu>
Posted: 2 Oct 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Armenian History, Tufts University

Darakjian-Jafarian Chair in Armenian History

Tufts University seeks to hire a scholar of established or emerging
distinguished reputation in Armenian History to hold the Darakjian-Jafarian
Chair in Armenian History.  A modern historian is preferred, but
specialists in all periods will be considered.  The search will consider
candidates of all ranks, but in addition to the Ph.D. and a strong record
in research and publishing, candidates should have a minimum of three years
of teaching experience.  The successful candidate must have broad
comparative and thematic historical interests, with expertise in such
issues as ethnic relations, diaspora communities, and religious movements.
Please direct letter of application, curriculum vitae, and two letters of
reference to:

        Prof. Howard M. Solomon
        Chair, Armenian Search Committee
        Department of History
        Tufts University
        Medford, MA 02155-7077 U.S.A.

Review of all applications will begin October 15, 1997 and will continue
until the position is filled.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We
are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty.  Members of
underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Assistant Director, Center for Study of Global Change, Indiana Univ.

Posted by: Patsy L Starks <pstarks(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 2 Oct 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Global Change,
        Indiana University

The Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University was
recently designated as a National Resource Center for International Studies
(1997-2000) by the U. S. Department of Education and we are now looking for
an Assistant Director.  We would appreciate it very much if you would share
the following announcement of that position with colleagues who you think
might be interested.

N. Brian Winchester
Director
Center for the Study of Global Change


Assistant Director
Center for the Study of Global Change- Indiana University

The Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University-Bloomington
has recently been designated as a National Resource Center for
International Studies by the U.S. Department of Education (Title VI, Higher
Education Act.)  The Center seeks an Assistant Director who will
participate in the planning and implementation of its instructional and
research programs, conferences, academic exchanges, and special projects.
Other responsibilities include supervising and coordinating the Center's
outreach programs, preparing grant proposals, advising undergraduate
international studies minors, and coordinating the collection of
qualitative and quantitative evaluations of Center programs.  The Assistant
Director will serve as a member of a variety of Center and university
committees and represent the Center at regional and national professional
meetings. This is a three-year position with possible renewal, depending on
renewal of our Title VI center grant.  The salary is $35,000 with excellent
benefits.  Qualifications: An advanced degree (minimum MA, Ph.D. preferred)
with a relevant international or area studies specialization and three
years experience in higher education administration with a focus on
international or area studies.  The Assistant Director must have excellent
administrative, interpersonal, and communications skills in order to work
effectively with a wide range of academic and outreach programs, a diverse
faculty and student body, and government agencies and foundations.  Please
send a letter of application, a resume, and three letters of recommendation
to the Assistant Director Search Committee, Center for the Study of Global
Change, 201 N. Indiana Ave., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
47405.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Indiana University is an equal opportunity affirmative action institution.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Middle East Studies, Evergreen State College, Washington

Posted by: blodgetd(a)elwha.evergreen.edu (by way of <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>)
Posted: 2 Oct 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Middle East Studies, Evergreen State College, Washington

MIDDLE EAST STUDIES: Broadly trained person with advanced graduate studies
(Ph.D. preferred), research and teaching experience in Middle East Studies
with an interdisciplinary emphasis. The successful candidate will have the
ability to teach in two of the following areas: history, culture, politics,
economy, gender studies, and/or Islamic religion and political movements.
The ability to teach one Middle Eastern language is also desirable. Review
of complete files starts December 1, 1997 [and continues until finalists
are selected].

This opening is a Regular position; such faculty are typically first
appointed to 3-year term contracts and are eligible for permanent
appointment after 3-6 years of full-time teaching at Evergreen. Position
requires an advanced degree, with strong preference given to candidates
with a Ph.D. or analog (e.g. MFA), and broad interdisciplinary training,
experience, or interest. Candidates for position must demonstrate potential
for excellence in teaching and in collaborative work.

To apply, send curriculum vitae, letter of application which highlights
qualifications for the position, 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy
and practice, 1-2 page statement of multicultural experience/expertise,
example of scholarly or artistic work, evaluations by students, and 2-3
current letters of reference. Finalists may be asked to submit additional
materials. Address application and inquiries to Faculty Hiring Coordinator,
The Evergreen State College, L-2211, Olympia, WA 98505; call (360)
866-6000, ext. 6861 (voice) or TDD line at (360) 866-6834; or e-mail
blodgetd(a)elwha.evergreen.edu. [Abbreviated. Check http://www.evergreen.edu]

JOB OPPORTUNITY- History of Muslim Middle East, New York University

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 2 Oct 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- History of Muslim Middle East, New York University

MUSLIM MIDDLE EAST: The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at New York
University expects to make a tenure-track appointment at the assistant
professor level in the history of the Muslim Middle East, seventh-fifteenth
centuries, beginning Fall 1998, pending administrative and budgetary
approval.  The department is seeking candidates who share its interests in
historically-grounded, comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to the
study of the Middle East, and will complement its strengths in history,
anthropology, literature and languages.  Candidates must have the Ph.D. by
the time of appointment, demonstrate potential for superior scholarly
accomplishment, and be prepared to teach a wide range of graduate and
undergraduate courses and supervise doctoral dissertation research.
Candidates should send a detailed letter, c.v., and at least three letters
of recommendation by October 15, 1997, to: Chair, Department of Middle
Eastern Studies, New York University. NYU encourages applications from
women and members of minority groups.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Islam in Russia/Central Asia, Head of Research Group, Bochum

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 26 Sep 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Islam in Russia/Central Asia, Head of Res. Group, Bochum

We have received from the Bochum the following job announcement, directed
to the Society; which probably means that applications from our countries
will be welcome:

"The Department for Oriental and Indian Studies, Ruhr University, Bochum,
Federal Republic of Germany, offers the following vacancy to be filled
early in 1998:

HEAD OF THE JUNIOR RESEARCH GROUP: "Networks of Islamic Scholarship and
Education in Local and Transnational Contexts (18th-20th Centuries)"

Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, the group will focus on the
utilization of social networks for the description and analysis of
transformation processes in Muslim societies.  It comprises four
sub-projects of comparative research in Islamic education and scholarly
culture in selected areas of the Islamic world.

By its programme "Junior Research Groups at Universities" the Volkswagen
Foundation wants to provide young and excellent scholars and scientists
with the opportunity to organize their own independent research team.  The
post of the Head of the Research Group (BAT 1a) is to be filled for five
years.  His / her field of duties includes research in one sub-project,
coordination and planning of the Group's activities, and lecturing at the
Department (at least 2 hours per week).

Application is open to young scholars of Islamic studies or of Oriental
Studies, Ottoman, Turkish or Iranian Studies with an Islamological
orientation (age to 35 years, Ph.D.). Applicants are required to have
research experience in Islam in Russia/Central Asia (relevant publications
desirable) and a thorough knowledge of Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and
Russian as well as German and English.

Applications including the usual credentials and a sketch of the
applicant's research interests are to be sent before 30 November to:
Prof. Dr. Stefan Reichmuth
Ruhr-Universitat Bochum
Seminar fur Orientalistik und Indologie
GB 2, Universitattsstrasse150, D-44780 Bochum

The Ruhr-Universitat seeks to promote women in research and instruction.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Research Fellows on Development, WIDER, UN University

Posted by: Ara Kazandjian <ara(a)wider.unu.edu>
Posted: 24 Sep 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Two Research Fellow Positions on Development, WIDER, UN Univ.

The World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) is a leading
research centre of the United Nations University (UNU), located in
Helsinki, Finland.  Currently, the Institute conducts research on the
following areas: poverty, inequality and public action; global governance
and globalization issues; economics of transition; development prospects in
Sub-Saharan Africa, institutional and distributive issues and international
growth issues.

UNU/WIDER is now in the process of recruiting five Senior Research Fellows
and two Research Fellows who will join the UNU/WIDER resident academic
staff in Helsinki.  Exceptionally, arrangements could be made for highly
qualified candidates for Senior Research Fellows to carry out research from
their home base.  The positions are as follows:

1. Senior Research Fellow (Transition From Below: The Role of the New
Private Sector (NPS))

Much of the discussion about privatization in the former socialist
economies has focused on the divestiture of state-owned enterprises.  Less
attention has been paid to the conditions necessary for the development of
the NPS and its role as 'engine of the transition'.  Yet, successful
performance during the transition appears to be increasingly dependent on
its expansion.  Research is needed on the objective conditions behind its
successful development and the policies which could facilitate its expansion.

2. Senior Research Fellow (Income Distribution and Social Structure During
the Transition)

Contrary to expectations of rapid and smooth improvements in economic
conditions, the transition to the market economy in Eastern Europe has been
characterized by an acute social crisis and deep and poorly understood
changes in income distribution and social structure.  These changes are
only in part documented and explained by economic theory.  More research is
needed to identify their causes and consequences.  All candidates for the
above positions are expected to have an excellent and verifiable
publications record and good drafting experience, to be fluent, in oral and
written English, and to be familiar with the common PC-based word
processing, statistical analysis and database programmes.  Knowledge of an
additional official UN language would be an asset.

This announcement is of particular interest to academics and researchers
who are on extended sabbatical leave with a desire to work in a highly
motivated research team with clearly identified objectives.  The
researchers hired at UNU/WIDER, Helsinki will be contracted for a period of
about two years (non-renewable) on a personnel service agreement (PSA)
offering a highly competitive, all-inclusive, remuneration, and four weeks
paid vacation a year.  For Senior Research Fellows operating out of their
institutions, other attractive arrangements can be worked out.  Those
selected for these positions will be expected to start in early January
l998 or by the end of the first quarter of 1998 at the latest.  Qualified
women candidates and scholars from developing/transitional countries are
strongly encouraged to apply.

Only candidates who meet the required qualifications should apply for the
above positions.  Applications, including full curriculum vitae, should be
received by 30 November l997 at the following address:

Director
UNU/WIDER
Katajanokanlaituri 6B
FIN-00160 Helsinki
FINLAND
Fax: +358-9-615-99333

Applications, indicating the position and the specific area should be
marked as follows: 'APPLICATION FOR 1998/1999 RESEARCH PROGRAMME' FELLOWS

Additional information on the World Institute for Development Economics
Research (UNU/WIDER), current research programme, publications and other
vacancies is available at the following website: http://www.wider.unu.edu.

Ara Kazandjian
Senior Information Assistant
UNU/WIDER
ara(a)wider.unu.edu

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Computer Trainer for Kazakstan & Kyrgyzstan Project

Posted by: Irene J. Breuer <breueri(a)newschool.edu>
Posted: 15 Sep 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Computer Trainer for Kazakstan & Kyrgyzstan Project

We are looking for a computer trainer to travel for us to Kazakstan and
Kyrgyzstan in late October/November of 1997.  The trainer will train young
university scholars in the use of the Internet.  The training is also
intended to provide Central Asian scholars with knowledge of the wide range
of resources available for social scientists through the Internet.  This
Internet training program is part of a larger curriculum development
project coordinated by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies at
the New School for Social Research.  Its focus is mainly on encouraging the
development of political science and sociology at select universities in
Central Asia.

Qualifications:

-Proven knowledge of social science (especially political science and
sociology) resources available through the Internet.

-A university or library background preferable

-Experience training/teaching students or scholars in the use of WWW
browsers ad protocols - particularly FTP, Gopher, and Netscape

-In-depth knowledge of Internet providers, especially in the Central Asian
region

-Fluent in Russian

-Experience traveling

-Preferably a resident of New York City or currently living in the
tri-state area

For more information please contact:

Ina Breuer
Program Coordinator
Transregional Center/East and Central Europe Program
New School for Social Research
(212) 229-5580 or (212) 229-5115

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Inst. of Ismaili Studies, Res. Assoc./Lecturer

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 11 Sep 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Institute of Ismaili Studies, Research Associate/Lecturer
        in Islamic Studies

The Department of Academic Research is seeking applicants for the positions
of Research Associate/Lecturer in Islamic Studies.  The deadline for
applications is October 15, 1997.  Send a letter of application and CV as
well as three letters of reference to:

Dr. Farhad Daftary, Chair
Department of Academic Research
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
42-44 Grosvenor Gardens
London, SW1W OEB
UNITED KINGDOM

Tel.:[44](171)881-6000
Fax: [44](171)881-6040

JOB OPPORTUNITY- ACTR/ACCELS Job in Kazakstan

Posted by: reishtein(a)access.crystel.com
Posted: 8 Sep 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- ACTR/ACCELS Job in Kazakstan

American Council of Teachers of Russian
American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study

The American Council of Teachers of Russian/American Council for
Collaboration in Education and Language Study (ACTR/ACCELS) is a private,
non-profit educational association and exchange organization devoted to
improving education, professional training and research within and
regarding the countries of the former Soviet Union.  ACTR/ACCELS
administers over 25 academic exchange and training programs in virtually
all fields; provides educational advising and academic testing services
throughout the CIS; and organizes conferences and seminars in the US and
abroad for its membership, exchangees, exchange alumni and their
professional groups.  ACTR/ACCELS currently has 41 offices in the CIS to
administer its programs.  Our overseas staff of nearly 200, both Americans
and foreign nationals, stretches across 31 cities in 12 countries.

ACTR/ACCELS is actively recruiting candidates for the following positions.
For consideration for employment with ACTR/ACCELS, send a letter and resume
and salary requirements to:

Human Resources, ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700
Washington, DC, 20036
Fax: 202-872-9178
Web site:  http://www.actr.org.  No phone calls, please.


Country Director
Almaty, Kazakstan

The Country Director is responsible for maintaining ACTR/ACCELS
organizational relations in the host country, oversee ACTR/ACCELS internal
operations, and provide overall supervision of ACTR/ACCELS programs in
country.  Among the key tasks of the Country Director, s/he assists with
program development, budget management, cultivation of partnerships and
funding relationships, and alumni relations.  In this capacity, the Country
Director position reports to the NIS Regional Director and Washington-based
Deputy Director and works in cooperation with Washington-based program
managers.


QUALIFICATIONS:

Fluency in Russian or local language; Bachelor's degree -- related to
region in:  economics, international education or development, history,
Russian, or related area; advanced degree preferred; Professional-level
program management experience; Overseas work/living experience, preferably
in the applicable region; Demonstrated interest in the applicable region;
Supervisory experience; supervising foreign national staff preferred;
Cross-cultural skills; and  Strong written and oral communication skills
(English, Russian and/or local language)

ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE:  early-fall, 1997

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Financial (Bishkek), Obstetrician (Ulaanbaatar)

Posted by: Jill Solomon <jillsolomo(a)aol.com>
Posted: 28 Aug 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Financial (Bishkek), Obstetrician (Ulaanbaatar)

Position 1

Organization: FINCA International (FI)
Position:     CHIEF OF PARTY, FINCA KYRGYZSTAN (KYR)
Location:     Bishkek (formerly Frunze)

BASIC FUNCTION:
The Chief of Party (COP) manages the planning and delivering of technical
assistance to develop FK's institutional capabilities to implement
financial services for the poor in a financiable sustainable manner.
During a certain period of  time, the COP will also perform as Executive
Director (ED) while s/he is able to prepare local staff to assume the key
executive positions.  As ED s/he is the highest ranking executive having
overall responsibility and authority for the day to day operations of FK
within the framework of policies, systems and methodologies established or
approved by FI.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES:
The COP will direct the preparation and implementation of FK's strategic
and operating plans, as well as the technical assistance plan.  He/she will
manage both the technical assistance services and the managerial actions
related to the activities described next:

Staffing and Human Resources Administration (90 local employees and 3 ex-pats)
Program Planning and Monitoring of Project Implementation
Financial Administration (1.5 million US dollars a year for 4 years)
Institutional Development and Project Nationalization
Image and Public Relations
Relationship with Donor
Coordination with FINCA International

CRITICAL RESULTS:
The COP is accountable for developing the local staff's capacity and
capability to provide financial services for the poor, especially women,
using systems and methodologies approved by FI. While performing the
functions of ED, s/he is accountable for program results incl. aspects
related to financial sustainability and achievement of outputs established
in grant agreements.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 - MBA or MA in related discipline or a combined financial intermediation and
   international development experience of at least 10 years.
 - Substantial knowledge of micro-finance as evidenced by min 5 years of
   experience in this field.
 - Fluent in English.
 - Strong analytical skills and proven organizational abilities,
 - Computer literacy in at least one word processing and one spreadsheet
   software.
 - Excellent technical report writing skills .
 - Strong business management and negotiating skills. and excellent training
   skills
 - Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience in financial intermediation
   services for the poor.
 - Substantial experience in developing strategic plans for financial
   intermediation organizations and planning and implementation of
   institutional building/development programs

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Jill Solomon, Global Recruitment Specialists
FAX: 201-379-7325 or E-Mail:  Jill_Solomon(a)msn.com or JillSolomo(a)aol.com


Position 2

Organization: AVSC

AVSC International works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by
making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable.  We
provide  technical assistance, training and information, with a focus on
practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce. We
believe that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about
their reproductive health and to receive care that meets their needs. We
work in partnership with governments, institutions, and health care
professionals to make this right a reality.

Title:    Chief Technical Advisor, Mongolia
Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

TERMS OF REFERENCE:
This position is being fielded under an agreement between UNFPA and AVSC
International for an initial period of 18 months, to manage the startup of
the program to strengthen reproductive health service in Mongolia under
UNFPA's second five-year program. During this time, UNFPA and AVSC will
develop a detailed plan for the remaining period for the five year
programme, with the involvement of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA).  The
CTA will work under the administrative guidance of the UNFPA representative
in Mongolia and the programmatic guidance of AVSC International's Senior
Program Director in Asia, based in Bangkok.

The CTA will provide technical, managerial and logistical support to the
UNFPA Reproductive Health Programme and will coordinate and oversee
technical assistance in policy, service delivery, training and quality
assurance.  During this initial 18- month period, the scope of work will
include developing strong and collaborative relationships with  National
Project Team; to review and develop a framework for the basic package of
reproductive health services for the programme and to conduct a needed
assessment of service and training capacities.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Serve as the main technical advisor and provide guidance and assistance to
   the National; Project team in the planning, implementation, monitoring and
   reporting of the UNFPA RH programme. during the first 18 months, organize
   key events and assessments in accordance with the programme plan.
2. Coordinate among the relevant government agencies, non-governmental
   agencies, UN agencies and donors in order to coordinate programmatic
   inputs for the RH programme.
3. Provide, coordinate, and/or recommend short-term technical assistance on
   behalf of the UNFPA RH programme.
4. Serve as a resource for information on reproductive, sexual and maternal
   health issues in Mongolia in order to provide updated information to UNFPA
   as well as to UNFPA partner agencies.
5. Monitor and report on the progress and implementation of the RH programme
   and recommend programme adjustments, as necessary.
6. Participate in the design and development of the work plan to expand and
   strengthen reproductive health activities beyond the first 18 months
   programme period.
7. Other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 - Obstetrician / Gynecologist with at least five years international public
   health experience providing technical assistance and/or managing
   reproductive health care programs in developing countries, preferable in
   Asia.
 - Training skills; problem -solver; ability to work collaboratively with
   medical and non-medical personnel;
 - Team player with excellent interpersonal skills; good written and verbal
   communications in English;
 - At least two years of progressive management and supervisory experience;
 - Ability to travel.
 - Russian language skills preferred.

Send resume and cover letter to:
Jill Solomon, Global Recruitment Specialists
Fax: 201-379-7325 or E-mail: JillSolomo(a)aol.com or Jill_Solomon(a)msn.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Lecturer on Environment in E. Europe & Former USSR

Posted by: Adam Swain <Adam.Swain(a)nottingham.ac.uk>
Posted: 28 Jul 1997


 Studies


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Lecturer on Environment in E. Europe & Former USSR

[NOTE: The Deadline has just passed, but there may still be some chance...]

Department of Geography & School of Social Studies

Applications are invited for the above permanent post following the
University's success in the 1996 HEFCE initiative on Eastern Europe. This
post represents part of a major development in the study of the
transformation of Eastern Europe at Nottingham and is in association with
the University's long-established Institute for Russian, Soviet and Central
and Eastern European Studies (IRSCEES).

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates with
backgrounds in geography or social and public policy. An interest in
environmental issues in the former Soviet Union and/or  Eastern Europe is
essential.

Salary will be in the range £16,045 - £21,016 per annum, depending on
qualifications and experience.

Informal inquiries may be addressed to:
Dr R Bradshaw
tel.: 0115 951 5433
Email: roy.bradshaw(a)nottingham.ac.uk

or

Professor N Manning
tel.: 0115 951 6426
Email: nick.manning(a)nottingham.ac.uk.

Further details and application forms are available from the Personnel
Office, Highfield House, The University of Nottingham, University Park,
Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Tel: 0115 951 3262. Fax: 0115 951 5205. Please quote
ref.  SMM/170.  Closing date:  27 August, 1997.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Investment Firm in Central Asia

Posted by: DTANYC(a)aol.com
Posted: 18 Aug 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Investment Firm in Central Asia

Investment firm seeks aggressive junior deal-makers for Central Asian
offices. Ideal candidates will have some advisory or transaction experience
in the region; a background that includes work with a large consulting firm
of particular interest. Natives of the region preferred. All replies held
in confidence.

Contact:              David Hayden
        Dawn Taylor Associates, Inc.
        Fax: (212) 599-5186
        Phone: (212) 551-1177

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Tajikistan Field Director, Counterpart Foundation

Posted by: Joel Levin <jlevin(a)COUNTERPART.ORG>
Posted: 26 Jun 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Tajikistan Field Director, Counterpart Foundation

Counterpart Foundation/Deutschland (CPD) is looking for a field director
for its DASTGIRIE (Helping Hand) project in Tajikistan.  DASTGIRIE is a
one-year collaborative project between CPD and their local partner FSCI
(Foundation for Support of Civic Initiatives) to provide information,
training, consultations and technical support to the NGOs of Tajikistan,
expanding the current menu of NGO services of FSCI.  In its activities,
DASTGIRIE will also work to develop cooperation and understanding between
the people/NGOs in Khojand and Dushanbe, to develop links between Tajik and
European NGOs, and to raise public awareness of the need for, and important
role of, NGOs in Tajikistan.

The field director will be based Dushanbe, Tajikistan.  The director's
duties will include:
  * managing the country office, and project budget
  * managing all NGO support services including training, partnership
    development, social marketing, and information services
  * planning program development and reporting program activities
  * identifying NGO networking on European level
  * representing CPD and acting as a liaison between CPD and host
    government, and other local and international institutions

Requirements for the position include:
  * three years management experience, including CIS program management
    experience
  * significant experience with NGOs and NGO capacity-building
  * strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  * strong writing skills
  * proficiency in English as well as Russian, Tajik, or Persian
  * EU citizenship

The ideal candidate would also have:
  * training experience
  * familiarity with EU-TACIS policies and regulations
  * experience in government relations

The position will involve extensive travel within the country and
occasional travel to Almaty, Kazakstan -- for coordination with
Counterpart's NGO support programs elsewhere in Central Asia.  This
position requires a one-year commitment and offers a difficult and
challenging -- but rewarding -- work environment.  Please submit resume and
cover letter to:

Friedrich Schnorrenberg
Bonn Center H 1503
Bundeskanzlerplatz 2-10
D-53113 Bonn
Germany

Tel.:   +49-228-22.43.71
Fax:    +49-228-22.43.76
E-mail: 101620.2500(a)compuserve.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Human Rights Watch, Central Asia

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 19 Jun 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Human Rights Watch, Central Asia

The Harvard Forum for Central Asian Studies recently received notice of
several job opportunities at Human Rights Watch.  The application deadlines
for some are imminent or soon, so those interested should contact HRW
regarding the current availability of the positions.  Provided here is only
basic information -- contact HRW for details.

Researcher on Central Asia-  Based in Tashkent; available immediately;
        deadline June 25, 1997.

Researcher on the Caucasus-  Based in Tblisi; deadline July 25, 1997.

Administrative Associate, Development Department-  New York head quarters;
        dealine June 20, 1997.


Contact information:

Human Rights Watch
485 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
tel. (212) 972-8400
fax  (212) 972-0905
e-mail: hrwny(a)hrw.org
website: http://www.hrw.org

Human Rights Watch Executive Director, Kenneth Roth (New York Office)
Human Rights Watch/Helsinki Executive Director, Holly Cartner
        (Central Asia/Caucasus positions)
Central Asia Office Director, John MacLeod

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Turkmen-Speaker, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Posted by: Dan Jensen <jensend(a)rferl.org> (via <keith_martin(a)msn.com>)
Posted: 17 Jun 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Turkmen-Speaker, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

RFE/RL is looking for someone to work in our Turkmen Service as a
broadcaster/ journalist.  Fluent Turkmen is a must, as is competent English.
The candidate need not have prior journalism experience or training, but
area expertise would be highly useful.  We are especially interested in
hiring more female staff.

Don Jensen
Deputy Director of Broadcasting
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Prague
djensen(a)rferl.org
Fax: 420-2-2112-2050

JOB OPPORTUNITY- ACTR/ACCELS Programs (incl. Central Asia)

Posted by: ACTR/ACCELS <employ(a)actr.org>
Posted: 16 Jun 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- American Council of Teachers of Russian
        American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study

The American Council of Teachers of Russian/American Council for
Collaboration in Education and Language Study (ACTR/ACCELS) is a private,
non-profit educational association and exchange organization devoted to
improving education, professional training and research within and regarding
the countries of the former Soviet Union.  ACTR/ACCELS administers over 25
academic exchange and training programs in virtually all fields; provides
educational advising and academic testing services throughout the CIS; and
organizes conferences and seminars in the US and abroad for its membership,
exchangees, exchange alumni and their professional groups.  ACTR/ACCELS
currently has 41 offices in the CIS to administer its programs. Our 150
member overseas staff, both Americans and foreign nationals, stretches
across 31 cities in 12 countries.

Throughout the summer 1997, ACTR/ACCELS will be filling permanent, full-time
positions in the Washington, DC, office as well as offices overseas in the
CIS.  Several specific positions are listed below, but other positions are
also likely to become available in Russia and Central Asia.

For consideration for employment with ACTR/ACCELS, send a letter and resume,
stating desired location, nature of work sought, and salary requirements to:
        Human Resources, ACTR/ACCELS
        1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700
        Washington, DC, 20036
        Fax: 202-872-9178
        Website:  http://www.actr.org

        No phone calls, please.


(1) Program Manager - NIS Initiatives
    LOCATION: Washington, DC

The NIS Initiatives department at ACTR/ACCELS administers programs for
students and scholars of foreign governments to obtain undergraduate and
graduate training in the United States.  These programs, funded by the
governments of Kazakstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan include: the
Bolashak Presidential Program, Kazak ESL Direct Placement Program, Yeltsin
Presidential Program, Kadry Presidential Program, Kumtor Program, Uzbek
Presidential Program, and programs for independent students.

The Program Manager is responsible for supervision of three Washington-based
program staff and one Kazakstan-based program staffperson in the
administration of these programs.  General areas of program administration
applicable to most programs are:  development and implementation of program
policies, budgets and reports; application, testing, and selection of
participants;  administration of university competition for participant
placement; placement of participants; coordination of participant travel;
participant relations; financial planning and oversight; maintenance of
relations with ministries and agencies of funding governments;
coordination/maintenance of relations with field offices; and development of
new programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree in Russian Area Studies or equivalent, preferred; Three-five
years work experience managing international programs; Supervisory
experience; Recent in-country experience, preferably in central Asia;
Proficiency in verbal and written Russian language; Experience in
development of program proposals for funding; Effective communication and
representational skills; and Demonstrated effective budgeting, planning and
organizational skills.

ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE:  Mid-July


(2) Program Officer - Office of Teacher Exchanges
    LOCATION: Washington, DC

The Program Officer is responsible for administration of the Partners in
Education (PIE) Program and the Curriculum Consultant  Program.  PIE
provides for short-term internships and professional training for secondary
school administrators and teachers from Russia and Ukraine in U.S. high
schools.  U.S. high school teachers and administrators will also travel to
Russia and Ukraine for short-term visits.  The Curriculum Consultant Program
provides for NIS professors to travel to the United States to teach in U.S.
universities.

The Program Officer reports to the Program Manager.  Key elements of the
Program Officer's role are administration of: an open competition for
Russian and Ukrainian participants; internships and seminars that will be
developed in collaboration with the Center for Continuing Education; and a
placement competition for U.S. school districts; and travel and exchange
activities related to the teacher participants.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in Russian Area Studies or equivalent; Work experience
managing an international program; Recent in-country experience; Work
experience involving speed and accuracy with figures; Effective
communication skills, both written and verbal, in English and Russian;
Demonstrated effective planning and organizing skills

ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE:  Mid-June


Country Director
(3) LOCATIONS: Minsk, Belarus
(4)            Almaty, Kazakstan

The Country Director is responsible for maintaining ACTR/ACCELS
organizational relations in the host country, oversee ACTR/ACCELS internal
operations, and provide overall supervision of ACTR/ACCELS programs in
country.  In this capacity, the Country Director position reports to the NIS
Regional Director and Washington-based Deputy Director and works in
cooperation with Washington-based program managers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Fluency in Russian or local language; Bachelor's degree -- related to region
in:  economics, international education or development, history, Russian, or
related area; advanced degree preferred; Professional-level program
management experience; Overseas work/living experience, preferably in the
applicable region; Demonstrated interest in the applicable region;
Supervisory experience; supervising foreign national staff preferred;
Cross-cultural skills; and Strong written and oral communication skills
(English, Russian and/or local language)

ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE:
Minsk:  Early- to mid-August
Almaty:  Early-June


Office Director
(5) LOCATIONS: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
(6)            Ekaterinburg, Russia
(7)            Vladivostok, Russia
(8)            Dushanbe, Tajikistan


The Office Director is the key individual in the field office responsible
for oversight of the Freedom Support Act Secondary School (FSASSP),
undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, and teacher exchange programs.
Primary responsibilities include:  recruitment and testing of potential
program participants; orientation and coordination of logistics for
participants; oversight of administrative and finance functions;
participation in coordination of alumni events; and liaison with foreign
government officials.  The Office Director reports to the NIS Regional
Director, and works in conjunction with:  Moscow administrative officers;
Washington-based program managers; and Washington-based Deputy Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

Program administration experience; Supervisory experience; Fluent in Russian
and/or regional languages; Experience traveling extensively under difficult
conditions; Experience in budget management; and Bachelor's degree in
relevant field (e.g. Russian language, Russian area studies, education,
etc.) required; advanced degree preferred

ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE:
Bishkek:  Late-June
Ekaterinburg:  Mid-July
Vladivostok:  Early- to mid-June
Dushanbe:  Early- to mid-June


(9) Country Director
    LOCATION: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The Country Director is responsible for maintaining ACTR/ACCELS
organizational relations in the host country, oversee ACTR/ACCELS internal
operations, and provide overall supervision of ACTR/ACCELS programs in
Uzbekistan.  In this capacity, the Country Director position reports to the
NIS Regional Director and Washington-based Deputy Director and works in
cooperation with Washington-based program managers.  As necessary, the
Country Director advises the country representative for the NIS Exchanges
and Training Project (NET) and Global Training for Development Project.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Fluency in Russian or Uzbek; Bachelor's degree related to region in:
economics, international education or development, history, Russian, or
related area; advanced degree preferred; Professional-level program
management experience; Overseas work/living experience, preferably in
Central Asia; Demonstrated interest in Central Asia; Supervisory experience;
supervising foreign national staff preferred; Cross-cultural skills; and
Strong written and oral communication skills (English, Russian and/or Uzbek)

ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE:  Early-July


(10) ESL Program Manager
     LOCATION: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The Program Officer and ESL Program Manager is responsible to assist the
Country Director with ACTR/ACCELS projects and program execution in
Uzbekistan.  The chief roles of the position are providing TEFL
methodological oversight for the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) ESL Project and
the American Language Center language training program curriculum and
implementation.  The position reports to the Country Director, and works in
cooperation with the NIS Regional Director, Washington-based Deputy
Director, NIS Exchanges and Training Project (NET) country representative,
and Washington- and Tashkent-based program staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Fluency in Russian or Uzbek; knowledge of other languages desirable;
Bachelor's degree (graduate degree preferred) -- related to region in:
economics, international education or development, history, Russian, or
related area; Knowledge of language training and educational methodologies;
Experience with development of educational materials and implementation of
educational and language training methods and programs; Overseas work/living
experience, preferably in Central Asia; Demonstrated interest in Central
Asia; Experience supervising foreign national staff; Cross-cultural skills;
and Strong written and oral communication skills (English, Russian and/or Uzbek)

ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE:  Early-July

POSITIONS POSTED: June 2, 1997

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Regional Director- Counterpart Int'l, Almaty, Kazakstan

Posted by: Joel Levin <jlevin(a)counterpart.org>
Posted: 24 May 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Regional Director/Chief of Party - Almaty, Kazakstan

Counterpart International--a non-profit international development agency-is
seeking a Chief of Party for a project to support the NGO sector in Central
Asia.  This position requires a 2 1/2 year commitment.

Experience and Skills Required: management of large and complex
international development projects in the CIS; significant experience with
NGOs and NGO capacity-building; strong organizational and interpersonal
skills; cultural sensitivity.

Preferred Candidate will have: training experience; familiarity with USAID
policies and regulations; experience in government relations, Russian or
Central Asian language skills

Send a resume and cover letter by e-mail or fax to:
        Joel Levin, Counterpart International
        Fax: (202) 296-9679
        Email: jlevin(a)counterpart.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY- International Organizations in Central Asia/NIS

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <craig_zelizer(a)usip.org>
Posted: 24 May 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- International Organizations in Central Asia/NIS

1) Country Director, Mercy Corps International - Central Asia

This is the top management position for Mercy Corps International field
offices with supervisory/managerial responsibility for all in-country
personnel programs and policies.  Requires several years of experience in
administration/management, financial management skills, sensitivity to and
experience with dealing with people/issues of the developing world,
commitment to the mission, philosophy and management style of MCI, ability
to function as a team player among peer, a skilled manager of staff members,
ability desire to grow individually/professionally, ability to set
priorities and have organizational skills, ability to work comfortably
within Central Asian cultural environment, good negotiation/communication
skills, computer skills, knowledge of donor regulations (fiscal and
program), a broad-based knowledge of various relief and development sectors
such as health, education, agriculture and small business development, and
experience with food programs.  Salary 38-42K. Russian knowledge preferred.
Submit resume and cover letter to:
        Human Resources, Mercy Corps International
        3030 SW First Avenue
        Portland, OR 97201
        Fax: 503/796-6844
        email: mporcelli(a)mercycorps.org


2) On-Site project managers, NIS

International Foundation seeks candidates for positions involving oversight
of a field office in the NIS.  Duties to include oversight of project
finances, developing budget revisions, providing technical assistance to NIS
electoral authorities, managing a democracy education/training resource
center, and assistance with NGOS program development, training materials
design and budget management. Requires masters degree in international
relations, public policy or political science (or bachelors degree with 5+
years election and NGO related experience) and 2+ years field management
experience. Proficiency in Russian or a language of an NIS country highly
desirable. Send resume and cover letter to:
        Marge Meyer
        ATTN: On-Site NIS
        International Foundation for Election Systems
        1105 15th Street, NW, 3rd Floor
        Washington, DC 20005
        email: marge(a)ifes.org
No phone calls please.


Both jobs posted on May 5, 1997. Monday Developments published by Interaction.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- North Ossetian State Univ., Visiting Faculty

Posted by: North Ossetian State University <nosu(a)nosu.vladikavkaz.su>
Posted: 18 May 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- North Ossetian State University
        Vladikavkas, Russia
        1997/98 Academic Year

North Ossetian State University will invite visiting professors and
professionals for the study process on the faculty of International Economy.
I have discussed this project with Dr. Oleg Khatsaev, Vice Chancellor on
International Affairs, and Professor Boris Lasarov. Below you can find the
list of courses.

The visits are possible in two semesters:
Fall:   September 1 to December 25, 1997
Spring: February 15 to May 30, 1998

1.  Theory of Economy
2.  International Economics
3.  International Economic Relations
4.  Statistics
5.  Finances
6.  Money, Credit, Banking
7.  Marketing
8.  Microeconomics
9.  International Commerce and Marketing
10. Stock Markets and Exchanges
11. Economical Analysis of Business Activity
12. International Finance
13. International Commercial and Private Law
14. International Trade and Commodity Markets
15. Organizing and Financing of Investments
16. Communication Skills
17. Basis of Audit

For more details, please contact Professor Tatrov at:

North Ossetian State University
Tel: (7-86722) 4-31-91
Fax: (7-86722) 4-05-79
E-mail: nosu(a)nosu.vladikavkaz.su


Source: Dennis McConnell - Maine Business School <mac(a)maine.maine.edu>

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Counterpart, Field Director, Tashkent

Posted by: Maureen Braatz <mbraatz(a)lss.wisc.edu>
Posted: 31 Mar 1997


Field Director: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Counterpart International--a non-profit international development
agency--is seeking a microenterprise development specialist to provide
technical assistance to a businesswomen's support association in Tashkent,
Uzbekistan.

Job Duties

Advise the association on developing new non-financial business services
for their clients and effectively marketing their services

Advise the association and members in small business development

Help the association to develop and implement a plan for financial
sustainability

Assist the association to develop a dues and fee structure and sound
accounting and record keeping practices.

Extensive travel within Uzbekistan to assist local offices in developing
their programs

Help the association to effectively advocate for the rights of women
microentrepreneurs

Work with other Counterpart staff to develop an add-on financial services
component to this program.

Coordinate consultants and other technical and financial assistance to be
supplied in this program.

Requirements

Five years experience in small business, small business development, NGO
development and governmental relations; advanced degree; proficiency in
Russian or a Turkic language (strong language skills are essential);
Ability to perform miracles and maintain sense of humor under trying
circumstances.

For the right person, this position is a unique opportunity to play the
central role in start-up and implementation of a project which will
positively impact the lives of a very large number of women and their
families in Uzbekistan.  A 2.5 year commitment is required for this
position.  No phone calls. Send a resume and cover letter by e-mail, fax or
post to:  Joel Levin, Counterpart International,  910 17th Street NW, #328,
Washington, DC 20006 Fax: (202) 296-9679 Email: jlevin(a)counterpart.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Assoc. Dir., CREECA, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Posted by: Mark R. Beissinger <mbeissin(a)facstaff.wisc.edu> (by way of Uli
Posted: 31 Mar 1997
Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)macc.wisc.edu>)


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Assoc. Dir., CREECA, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Job Announcement
Associate Director
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
University of Wisconsin, Madison

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) invites
applications for the position of Associate Director.  Directed by Professor
Mark Beissinger, CREECA is a longstanding interdisciplinary program
designed to foster new knowledge and understanding of Russia, East Europe,
and Central Asia.  CREECA serves as a community resource through
coordinated outreach activities, and trains scholars through a range of
educational programs.  CREECA advises students at the undergraduate and
graduate level, sponsors conferences, lectures, seminars, and supports
faculty research.  It is one of eleven founding programs of the
International Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Associate Director for CREECA will be the lead academic staff
professional employee of the program with broad management and supervisory
responsibilities.  The Associate Director will also teach at the university
and be invited to conduct his or her own research in related fields.  The
primary duties are:

1. Work with the faculty Director to develop CREECA policy and strengthen
   the CREECA program's capacity to fulfill its core mission.

2. Manage CREECA DOE Title VI program activities including an annual
   budget currently in the range of $130,000 per year and annual FLAS
   fellowships worth approximately $120,000 per year.  Supervise CREECA staff
   (secretarial, graduate project assistants and student help) for on-going
   program activities.

3. Develop and manage the CREECA weekly seminar series and write and edit
   the print publication of CREECA's bimonthly newsletter.

4. Advise undergraduate and graduate students interested in Russia, East
   Europe and Central Asian studies and supervise CREECA staff in the delivery
   of related student services.

5. Assist the Director with the development of CREECA fund raising
   strategy and write grant proposals for extramural funding to support CREECA
   programming and student fellowships.

6. Develop CREECA outreach programming plans and supervise outreach staff
   in the delivery of outreach services to local, regional, and state audiences.

7. Represent the Director and CREECA in meeting and committees on campus
   and at national/international venues as appropriate.

8. Teach two courses during the academic year related to the field,
   selected each year in conjunction with the director and appropriate campus
   departments.

Qualifications:

 - Ability in budget and program management (experience preferred)
 - Ability in extramural grant preparation (experience preferred)
 - PhD. degree in a social science field with a specialization in Russian,
   Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies (Eastern Europe specialization
   preferred)
 - Teaching experience preferred

Position Information:

The position will be a UW-Madison academic staff position carrying the
employment title of Administrative Program Specialist and a working title
of Associate Director.  The annual 12-month salary for the position will
range between $38,000 and $47,800 depending on qualifications.  The
position will be available August 15, 1997 and the initial appointment will
cover the remainder of the 1997-98 fiscal year, through June 30, 1998.  The
appointment is renewable beyond that date for annual 12-month appointments,
based on satisfactory performance.  The position carries with it state
employment benefits including health insurance and state retirement.  The
position is subject to the availability of federal funding effective August
15, 1997.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should write a letter of interest indicating their
qualifications and submit with it an up-to-date curriculum vitae, graduate
transcript, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.
Applications may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed immediately
upon receipt.  The deadline for applications is April 30, 1997.
Applications should be sent to: Professor Mark Beissinger, CREECA, 210
Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI. 53706.  Questions about
the position and the CREECA program may be directed to Professor Mark
Beissinger at 608-263-6351.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants should be aware that, under the Wisconsin State Open Records
law, unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding
the applicants must be released upon request, and finalists cannot be
guaranteed confidentiality.

CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY- EU Market Skills Program in Uzbekistan

Posted by: Jagus Tony <BU1904(a)wbs.wlv.ac.uk>
Posted: 11 Mar 97


CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY- EU Market Skills Program in Uzbekistan

The University of Wolverhampton is seeking a suitable partner to prepare
a bid for an EU Tacis project "Enhancement of the Market Skills
Developemnt Centre, and the regional training programme" in Uzbekistan.
The project, which is valued at 900 000 ECU, is currently open for
letters of expression of interest.

We are an experienced Tacis contractor, so can handle the project
management, as well as being able to conduct some of the training
activities required.  What we don't have is very much experience in
Uzbekistan.

The partner organisations there are the Chamber of Producers and
Entrepreneurs, the Business Fund, and the Association of Women
Entrepreneurs.  The Market Skills Development Centre is already
established in Tashkent.  This project is to help them become self-
sustaining, through developing a workable business plan and commercial
strategy.  Training is also needed in marketing, business development,
and management skills.

If you would like to work with us then please contact me by e-mail or
fax, and I will fax the project details to you.

Your organisation, which might be a marketing training centre, Chamber of
Commerce, small business support centre, or an educational institution,
must be based in the European Community.

Tony Jagus
International Management Development Unit
Wolverhampton Business School
Compton Park Campus
Wolverhampton WV3 9DX U.K.

phone:  +44 1902 323 700
fax:    +44 1902 323 705
e-mail: a.b.jagus(a)wlv.ac.uk

JOB OPPORTUNITY- U.N. Volunteers Needed in Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 21 Feb 1997


JOB OPPORTUNITY- United Nations Volunteers Needed in Kyrgyzstan

The attached announcement arrived today from the German Institute of
Economic Research in Berlin. Perhaps some list members will be interested
in the position. I have presented the announcement as it arrived. No e-
mail address was provided.

The UN seeks specialists in NGO management to support poverty alleviation
in Kyrgyzstan. Requirements include two years experience in NGO
management, five years experience in business management as well as
knowledge of basic marketing, bookkeeping and credit management.
Applicants should also be fluent in English and have a working knowledge
of Russian or Kyrgyz.

The assignment is 24 months; the living allowance is $1,318.  Deadline for
applications is February 28, 1997. For more information, please contact:

Anne-Marie Bekaert
Resources Group, United Nations Volunteers
Postfach 26 01 11
53153 Bonn
Germany
Fax: (49-2288) 152-001

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Summer Employment at the World Bank, Washington, DC

Posted by: World Bank Summer Employment Program <sprogram(a)worldbank.org>
Posted: 9 Dec 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Summer Employment at the World Bank, Washington, DC

The Summer Employment Program is the World Bank's only internship program.
It is open to students who are nationals of the Bank's member countries.
Each year a large number of highly qualified candidates apply to the Program.

The World Bank does not offer unpaid or volunteer positions at any time.
All Summer positions are located in Washington, D.C. The Summer Employment
Program is not a means of entry into the World Bank.  Summer Assistants'
contracts will not be extended beyond the end of October, or converted to
any other type of employment in the Bank until the Fall semester is completed.

Candidates for the Program must possess a bachelor's degree, and be enrolled
in a full-time graduate study program--pursuing a master's degree or a Ph.D.,
and must have plans to return as a full-time student in the Fall semester.

The Program generally requires experience in business concentrations such as:
economics, finance, and statistics. Needs also occur in other disciplines,
such as: agriculture, environment, information systems, and social sciences.
Candidates must have strong computer skills. Knowledge of World Bank Group
languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish) is useful;
fluency in English is required. Relevant work experience is an added advantage.

The Bank pays a monthly salary to all Summer Assistants, and where applicable,
provides a travel allowance to contribute towards travel expenses. Assistants
are responsible for their own living accommodations.

The Summer Employment Program office is open from December through June of
each year.

If you are interested in applying for the 1997 season, a detailed curriculum
vitae must be received by the SEP by January 31, 1997.

Interested candidates may send their inquiries to the attention of:

     The Summer Employment Program
     The World Bank
     1818 H Street, N.W.
     Washington, DC 20433 USA

Summer Employment Program e-mail:   sprogram(a)worldbank.org
     Tel.: 202 473-0309

Source: Daniel Minchew <Minchew(a)act.org>
     Director, American College Testing
     One Dupont Circle, NW, # 340
     Washington, DC 20036-1170
     Tel.: 202 223-2318  Fax: 202 293-2223

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Commodity Trading in Uzbekistan

Posted by: BISNIS3 <bisnis3(a)usita.gov>
Posted: 20 Nov 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Commodity Trading in Uzbekistan

PT Bakrie and Brothers - Indonesia is seeking a General Manager (GM) for a
newly established commodity trading operation in Uzbekistan.  Initial focus
will be on cotton trading, though other commodities may be traded in the future.

The GM will have some experience in cotton trading and the capability to
trade other commodities as appropriate.  Initially the GM will report both to
Mr. Nalin Rathod, Director and CFO of the group, who is based in Jakarta, and
as landlord to Mr. Robert Sutrisno, Country Director Uzbekistan, based in
Tashkent.

Staffing and support facilities will be made available as appropriate to the
stage and growth of the business.  Salary and conditions will be negotiated
to attract candidates of the highest calibre.

All expressions of interest should be addressed to:

Krissa Johnson
A.T. Kearney, Inc.
225 Reinekers Lane
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel. 703-739-4624
Fax 703-519-0391

PLEASE NOTE: Email replies to this message WILL NOT be answered.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Sustainability Projects in Central Asia

Posted by: Int'l Programs Consortium <75247.2570(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 18 Nov 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Sustainability Projects in Central Asia

We are looking for consultants for  possible projects to facilitate studies of
current and proposed sustainability projects in Central Asia.  Interested
candidates should have water resources, regulation, economic or sustainability
backgrounds, and ideally experience in Central Asia.

Please fax resumes to:

International Programs Consortium
(202)965 4013

JOB OPPORTUNITY- PR Consultant, Kazakstan

Posted by: Kodyrjon Kabulovich Khalmatov <kkk6(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 7 Oct 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Public Relations Consultant, Kazakstan

Treuhand Osteuropa Beratungsgesellschaft (Treuhand Eastern Europe consulting
group, or TOB), is looking for 2 information broker (public relations)
specialists for a project in Russia and Kazakhstan advising small and medium
sized enterprises and NGOs providing social services which are affected by the
government's divestiture from social service programs previously provided
through state-owned enterprises.

The main responsibilities will be to produce and disseminate written materials
that:
 - describe the experiences in other transition economies related to social
   service transfers
 - recommend management techniques to organizations and institutions
   assuming responsibility for these 'social assets' and services
 - instruct on daily operations of specific service spheres, such as
   kindergartens, health care units, or youth camps.

TOB is seeking 2 information specialists with the following qualifications:
 - at least 10 years work experience in communications, with at least some
   experience in transition economies (both consultants)
 - fluency in Russian (1 of the 2 consultants)
 - experience in the social sphere or NGO sector (1 consultant) or
   background in SME management techniques (1 consultant).

The duration of the project will be 15 months.

Respond to:

Ines Lehmann
Treuhand Osteuropa Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
Alexanderplatz, 6
D-10100 Berlin
Germany

Phone: (49-30) 31 54 68 00
Fax:   (49-30) 31 54 68 20
Email: 106016.2540(a)compuserve.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Internet Tech Assistance Position, IREX

Posted by: Tony Byrne - IREX <tbyrne(a)info.irex.org>
Posted: 23 Sep 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Internet Technical Assistance Position, IREX

[NOTE: This notice was delayed and may be obsolete.]

Director of Eurasia Internet Programs
International Research & Exchanges Board, Moscow, Russia

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) seeks a Director of Eurasia
Internet Programs, based in Moscow, to manage a major Internet training and
development effort in all countries of the NIS.  Must be US citizen with top-
flight Russian skills and technical assistance experience.

Visit http://www.irex.org/interdir.htm for details

JOB OPPORTUNITY- International Consulting Firm

Posted by: Eric Fisher <eric(a)efosc.almaty.kz>
Posted: 16 Sep 96


JOB OPPORTUNITY- International Consulting Firm

[NOTE: This announcement was delayed and may be obsolete.]

International Consulting Firm with offices in the US and Ireland has positions
open for EU citizens fluent in English and Russian. Public Relations and Public
Information/Education experience is required.  Fax resume to the Human Resources
Director at: US area code (215) 735-5454.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- UNDP Poverty Alleviation, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Aimee Ansari <aimee(a)osupub.freenet.bishkek.su>
Posted: 14 Sep 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- UNDP Poverty Alleviation in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

[NOTE: Due to list problems, this announcement appears with considerable delay
and may be obsolete.]

UNDP-Bishkek is looking for one or two good people to work on a Poverty
Alleviation Project based in Osh as United Nations Volunteers.  Position
requires substantial fieldwork, working with NGOs/CBOs in order to develop
the sector to promote poverty alleviation initiatives.  Knowledge of micro-
credit/ SED would be helpful.  Must have substantial work experience and
education.  Knowledge of Russian and/or Kyrgyz also a plus.

Interested candidates should send CV to:
root(a)undp.bishkek.su
attn: Gerald Gunther

Questions can be directed to: aimee(a)osupub.freenet.bishkek.su

Source: Aimee Ansari <aimee(a)osupub.freenet.bishkek.su>

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Central Asia Environmental Media Coordinator

Posted by: Ted Harding <Ted.Harding(a)nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
Posted: 12 Sep 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Central Asia Environmental Media Coordinator

A European consulting outfit involved in submitting a tender for a TACIS
project "to raise environmental awareness and develop environmental media in
the NIS and Mongolia" is looking for someone to serve as their "regional
coordinator" for Central Asia. The over 30 candidate will be based in Almaty.
They should be from an EU member country, know Russian and, ideally, be very
familiar with the media scene and environmental issues in the exSU. The job is
very well remunerated. If you or anyone you know would be interested in
filling this long-term position please send me your cv off list so I can
forward it the firm in question.  Best wishes to all applicants, Lowell

Lowell A. Bezanis
Turkey and Central Asian Analyst
Open Media Research Institute
Motokov Bldg, Na Strzi 63
Prague-4, Czech Republic
e-mail bezanisl(a)omri.cz
Tel: (422) 6114 3195  Fax: 6114 3184

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Budget Advisors for Kazakstan and Kyrgyzstan

Posted: 19 Aug 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Local-Government Budgeting Advisors for Kazakstan and Kyrgyzstan

Barents Group of KPMG Peat Marwick has a current need for two budgeting
advisors with 5-10 years of experience.  Successful candidates will have
background in local government budgeting, budget processes, policies and
procedures, central government budgeting and issues regarding the resolution
of local and central government budgets. Both positions are 12 month
residency positions in either Kazakstan or Kyrgyzstan with possible 6-12
month extensions.  Successful candidates will enjoy a highly competitive
package of salary and benefits, as well as other allowances dependent on
length of assignment and the post of duty.  Fluency in a second language is
preferred, but not required.

Barents Group is a leading provider of policy and strategic advice to
governments around the world, particularly in the areas of macroeconomics
and monetary policy, budgeting, financial management, public administration,
tax policy and administration. We have extensive experience in many countries
throughout the world, including; Pakistan, Kenya, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine,
Indonesia, Thailand, China, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakstan, as well as Central
and Eastern Europe and Latin America.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and a statement outlining their
availability to:

Ms. Melissa Moore
Director of International Recruitment
Barents Group LLC
2001 M Street  N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-728-0546
Email: mmoore(a)barents.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Utility Financing/Policy Expert

Posted: 13 Aug 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Utility Financing/Policy Expert

If you are interested in this position please fax your resume to Matthew
Gillen, International Programs Consortium, (202) 965-4013.

Staff Needs Request

Position Title:   Utility Financing Economist/Policy Expert
NIS Start Date:   Around October 1, 1996
NIS Return Date:  Around December 20, 1996
LOE (Max no of days): 65 days
US Start Date:    September 15, 1996
Location of Work: Kazakhstan/Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan

Scope of Work: The objective of the work under this scope is to promote
adoption of cost-recovery schemes for municipal services in Central Asia,
and in particular promote strategies for long term sustainability of
EPT/CAR-developed projects.  Demonstration sites for this activity are
potable water systems developed and enhanced under the EPT Project CAR
located in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.  In addition , the
presence of the consultant will be used in any forum where information
about cost-recovery strategies can be disseminated among local and
national policy makers who have authority to adopt them.

Tasks:

Broad Scale Adoption and Implementation of Public Utility Cost-Recovery
Schemes:

1. Take advantage of local opportunities to participate in CAR workshops
to present of cost-recovery options such as water pricing and their
usefulness in ensuring safe drinking water supplies and adequate sewage
disposal.

Turkmenistan

1. Work on the local and national officials responsible for the long term
operation and maintenance (including financial maintenance) to promote
their ownership of the new facility.

2. Work with the Resident Advisor of Harvard Institute for International
Development (HIID) in finalizing a financing plan.  Based on this plan
work with local officials in developing cost recovery options.

3. Advocate for selection and adoption of the best option.

Kazakhstan

1. Work with EPT/Almaty to develop financing report for the long term
operation and maintenance costs of the Kazakhstan well field and
distribution pipeline enhancements.

2. Work with HIID to obtain buy in to the successful long term
sustainability of the projects, and in particular, promote adoption of
application of water pricing for services provided by these facilities.

Uzbekistan

1. Work with EPT, local authorities and ministry officials to develop cost
recovery scenarios for EPT enhanced water treatment plants based on
operation and maintenance cost.

2. To present the cost recovery scenarios to the local government
officials
and procedures for the adoption of these scenarios.


Deliverables: Workshop presentation, trip report, financing report for
Kazakhstan activities, report on strategy for implementation of water
pricing and cost recovery schemes for potable water systems in
Turkmensitan and Kazakhstan.

Qualifications:

Preferable PhD in Economics or related field with emphasis on municipal
financing of public utilities.  Minimum of ten years professional
experience in related field with proven skills and ability in promoting
effective sustainability policies and their implementation related to
financing of public utilities in the international setting.  Russian
language preferred.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Financial Services/Almaty

Posted: 9 Aug 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Financial Services Volunteer Corps, Almaty

FSVC Overview and Job Description for a Regional Director, to be based in
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Overview of the FSVC

The Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) is a private, not-for-profit
organization whose mission is to promote the development of sound
financial institutions in countries developing market economies.  FSVC
accomplishes this goal by channeling voluntary, technical expertise from
the US financial services community to support the economic transformation
underway in Central Europe, the former Soviet Republics, and other
emerging market economies.

FSVC was established in 1990.  Under the direction of Co-Chairmen Cyrus R.
Vance and John Whitehead, FSVC is supported by gifts and grants from the
US government, corporations, individuals and private foundations.  FSVC
and its volunteers respond to specific, specialized requests from host
countries for financial sector assistance.  Our volunteers are drawn from
premier private and public US financial services institutions.  These U.S.
institutions include commercial and investment banking, insurance,
accounting, legal, regulatory agencies and market institutions such as
stock exchanges and clearing, settling and depository organizations.
Additionally, FSVC sponsors both in-country and US-based training
programs.

In response to local demand, FSVC has provided technical assistance to
government ministries, market institutions and private sector
organizations throughout the formerly centrally planned economies of
Central Europe, the republics of the former Soviet Union and Mongolia.
FSVC works in conjunction with, but independent of, the US government and
its agencies, multi-lateral financial institutions and other assistance
providers.  FSVC s programs are primarily concerned with capital markets,
central and commercial banking, public finance, legal structures, and
government securities.

Job Description

In order to implement and manage its projects in Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz
Republic, FSVC seeks a Almaty-based Regional Director.  The Regional
Director will identify, design, and manage financial sector technical
assistance focusing initially on payment systems-related projects, with
guidance and support from FSVC field staff in the home office in New York
City.

Candidates for the position of Regional Director should have a broad
practical background in and knowledge of banking, coupled with an ability
to adjust to unfamiliar ideas and conditions.  The work load requires a
significant commitment of time and energy.  Motivation, initiative,
intuition, attention to detail and strong inter-personal skills are
prerequisites for consideration.  Given the sensitive and frequently
urgent nature of FSVC's activities, the working environment is intense,
involving a large number of projects that require close and constant
attention.  Conversational fluency in Russian is strongly desirable.

The ideal candidate will recognize the unique opportunity this position
provides - both the exciting nature of the work and the chance to make a
contribution to the economic transformation of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz
Republic.  The salary balances the non-profit nature of FSVC with the
demanding nature of the position.

For consideration, please submit a statement of qualifications and current
resume to:

Peter Swiderski
Program Director
Financial Services Volunteer Corps
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017-3909
fax: 212-983-9847
or via internet:  73407.776(a)compuserve.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Computer Job in Uzbekistan

Posted: 5 Aug 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Computer Operations in Uzbekistan

The following job announcement is posted on behalf of Robin Sowell of Lee
and Burgess Associates. Responses should be addressed directly to Lee and
Burgess Associates at the telephone/ fax numbers (below).


LEE & BURGESS ASSOCIATES EXECUTIVE SEARCH
POSITION SPECIFICATION

TITLE:    Manager, Computer Operations

CLIENT:   Newmont Gold Company (NGC)

LOCATION: Uzbekistan

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP The Manager, Computer Operations will report
directly to Site Management and will have a dotted line reporting
relationship to the Director of Information Systems in Denver, Colorado.
This individual will have overall management responsibility for a staff of
3 located at the mine site.

POSITION CONCEPT The Manager, Computer Operations (MCO) will manage the
Systems Support function including performance monitoring, budget
monitoring, ensuring software applications meet requirements, ensuring
service, and maintenance and capacity planning for LANs and WANs.  The MCO
will operate computers, office machines, 2-way radios and instrumentation
tools. The MCO must comply with state and federal health and safety
regulations, company policies and procedures and the company's
environmental compliance policy.  The MCO will perform other duties as
directed and needed by the company to ensure optimal safe operation.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:
1. Manage and supervise the System Support staff,

2. Establish and monitor the Systems Support budget and understand NGC
budget procedures and, monitor expenditures as compared to budget
estimates,

3. Evaluate performance and capacity requirements of software
applications; evaluate functionality
and cost of all software.,

4. Evaluate performance and capacity  requirements  of  LANs  and
WANs,

5. Ensure timely implementation of software, hardware and network
components.

6. Manage the System Support staff and provide direction; monitor,
evaluate and report personnel performance; recommend salaries and salary
increases. Perform personnel acquisition procedures and evaluate staff
training requirements.  Use capacity planning tools and performance
monitoring tools,

7. Stay apprised of user's needs,

8. Perform financial justification procedures.

9. Write technical reports, correspond technically with developers.

10. Manage project resources; establish and monitor projects.

11. Read, comprehend, interpret and learn Information Systems literature,
technical data, Material Safety Data sheets, labels on products and
warning signs to prevent loss of personnel, property and process,

12. The MCO will hold and operate a 2-way radio and telephone with
sufficient voice and hearing to carry on conversations for the purpose of
communicating with upper management and peers; issuing directives and
providing feedback- ' operate a light vehicle and including a
pre-operational inspection, mounting and dismounting equipment, pushing
and pulling levers and knobs and turning steering wheels for the purpose
of access to various areas of the minesite, hear sufficiently to
distinguish various pitches of warning alarms; see sufficiently to operate
tools, machines and vehicles; wear personal protective equipment including
hard hat, steel toe shoes, safety glasses, respirators, rubber suits,
earplugs, gloves or any other equipment to perform duties safely,

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum of five years experience in a software development and
support management position.

Leadership  experience  with  a  demonstrated  track  record  of
success.

Hands on technical experience a must;  a "doer"

Experience in Novel LAN environment.

Well developed interpersonal, communications and management skills at a
level that will provide quality leadership for the local mine site staff.,

A high level of professionalism, ethics, confidence, and a commitment to a
team approach.  Sets personal ethical standards at a high level and
interacts with others in a manner that instills similar values.

A demonstrated flexibility in adjusting to the changing goals and
objectives of an evolving, growing work environment.

EDUCATION:
A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or a directly related
field is preferred.

Respond to:

Robin Sowell
Lee & Burgess Associates
Phone: (818) 296-2501
Fax:   (818) 296-1780

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Caspian Correspondent

Posted: 31 Jul 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Caspian Correspondent

Russian Petroleum Investor Inc., a Los Angeles-based company, is currently
looking for correspondents in the Caspian region. Candidates should be
either Western journalists based in the region or domestic journalists who
can report and write to Western standards. Knowledge of the oil and gas
sector is desired, but general business knowledge is acceptable. Full-time
positions also are available for the right candidates, and the company
also is currently looking for Western editors to be based in Moscow.

To apply, or for more information, contact Robert Barton in RPI's
Washington, D.C., office via email at rbatrpi(a)sprynet.com or by telephone
at 703-760-0485.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- CAAEF Investment Officer - Almaty

Posted: 23 Jul 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- CAAEF Central Asian-American Enterprise Fund
        Investment Officer - Almaty

The Central Asian-American Enterprise Fund (CAAEF) seeks an experienced
investment manager to join its well-established office in Almaty,
Kazakstan.  Candidates should have investment/venture capital experience,
an MBA or equivalent, and the ability to evaluate and close equity and
debt investments in an emerging market environment. Experience in the CIS
and ability in Russian language is highly desirable.

Responsibilities encompass the full range of venture investment activities
including financial analysis, deal structuring, due diligence, direct
negotiation with clients, legal documentation, and post-investment
monitoring to ensure compliance.

CAAEF is a $150 million investment fund with offices throughout Central
Asia.  Its Almaty office is staffed with a full complement of local and
expatriate professionals.  The city has a population of 1.2 million, and
offers an international community nearby scenic mountains, sports, and
recreational activities.

CAAEF offers competitive salaries with a full benefits package, but does
not include spouse or dependent allowances.

Interested  parties  should submit resumes to:

R. Frederick Hodder, Senior Vice President
Tel: (7-3272) 63-88-15 or 63-24-21 or 63-58-48
Fax: (7-3272) 69-45-89
Email: CAAEFKAZ(a)SOVAM.COM

Individuals in the United States can submit a resume to:

Frederic Francke, Vice President, CAAEF, Washington, DC.
Tel: (202) 737-7000
Fax: (202) 737-7077

Source:  Dennis McConnell - Maine Business School <mac(a)maine.maine.edu>

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Investment Officer, Almaty

Posted: 23 Jul 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Investment Officer - Almaty
        Central Asian - American Enterprise Fund

The Central Asian-American Enterprise Fund (CAAEF) seeks an experienced
investment manager to join its well-established office in Almaty, Kazakstan.
Candidates should have investment/venture capital experience, an MBA or
equivalent, and the ability to evaluate and close equity and debt investments
in an emerging market environment.  Experience in the CIS and ability in
Russian language is highly desirable.

Responsibilities encompass the full range of venture investment activities
including financial analysis, deal structuring, due diligence, direct
negotiation with clients, legal documentation, and post-investment monitoring
to ensure compliance.

CAAEF is a $150 million investment fund with offices throughout Central Asia.
Its Almaty office is staffed with a full complement of local and expatriate
professionals. The city has a population of 1.2 million, and offers an
international community nearby scenic mountains, sports, and recreational
activities.

CAAEF offers competitive salaries with a full benefits package, but does not
include spouse or dependent allowances.

Interested parties should submit resumes to:

R. Frederick Hodder, Senior Vice President
Tel: (7-3272) 63-88-15 or 63-24-21 or 63-58-48
Fax: (7-3272) 69-45-89
Email: CAAEFKAZ(a)SOVAM.COM

Individuals in the United States can submit a resume to:

Frederic Francke, Vice President, CAAEF, Washington, DC.
Tel: (202) 737-7000
Fax: (202) 737-7077

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Open Society Institute Country Directors

Posted: 16 Jul 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Open Society Institute Country Directors

Country Director positions in Baku, Azerbaijan; Yerevan, Armenia;
        Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The Open Society Institute (OSI) seeks country directors for offices in
Baku, Yerevan and Tashkent.  Program responsibilities include:
disseminating information about OSI's small grants and scholarships
programs; soliciting grant proposals from local NGOs and individuals
working in OSI's main program areas, and making recommendations on them to
OSI, New York;  identifying and recruiting candidates for graduate
programs in the US and Europe in law, political science, and journalism;
Administrative responsibilities include: recruiting, training and
supervising local staff; ensuring logistical support to expats traveling
in-country on OSI missions; supervising payroll, program related
accounting, and all office maintenance.  The director shall report to OSI,
New York, and shall serve as a liaison between the OSI, NY, and local
government, non-governmental agencies and international organizations.

Experience: 4+ years in management, and 2+ years work experience in the
former USSR.  Education: BA.  Masters' preferred.  Must be fluent in
Russian.  Knowledge of local language a plus.  Applications from citizens
of the countries of the former USSR are discouraged.  Directors shall
begin work by September 15, 1996.

Mail or fax resume and cover letter by August 7th to Anthony Richter,
Director, Project on Open Society in Central Eurasia, 27th floor, Open
Society Institute, 888 7th Ave, New York, NY 10106; Fax: (212) 489-8455.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Uzbekistan: Public Relations Specialist/Burson-Marsteller

Posted: 10 Jul 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Uzbekistan: Public Relations
Specialist/Burson-Marsteller

The international consultancy Burson-Marsteller is seeking a public
relations specialist to serve as a senior advisor on mass communications
campaign to promote privatization investment funds in Uzbekistan.  The
successful candidate will have 3-5 years of experience managing
communications program to support economic reform in transition economies.
Russian language fluency is preferred, but not required.  Applicants must
have extensive experience working in complex political environments.
Competitive salary and expatriate benefits package.  Please send resumes
to Victoria Odiontska via fax to (202) 530 4500 or e-mail to
        Victoria_Odinotska(a)yr.com

Source:

Mark D'Anastasio
Burson-Marsteller
danastasio(a)interramp.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Academic Leadership Positions in Kazakstan

Posted: 2 Jul 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Academic Leadership Positions in Kazakstan

This announcement appeared in the 29 June issue of The Economist.

Academic Leadership Positions
        Kazakstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research


The Tacis Programme is supporting the Kazakstan Institute of Management,
Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP) and is seeking European Union
citizens for the following positions at the Institute.


Executive Director

The Executive Director directs the development of the KIMEP as set out in
its charter, and enables the Institute to operate according to the highest
academic standards of the EU.  He/she ensures responsible use of
resources available to KIMEP, be they material, human or financial. He/she
acts as the main spokesperson for KIMEP, provides leadership for the
Institute in international cooperation, and in the fostering of links
with other institutions of higher education. He/she reports to the
Institutes' Board of Trustees and the President of Kazakstan.


Academic Dean

The Academic Dean assists the Executive Director in realising the
Institutes' objectives. He/she is responsible for co-ordinating and
directing all aspects of the Academic Programs (e.g.  standards,
curriculum development teaching methods, management of academic staff) as
well as the support functions of these programs (e.g. admissions, library,
computer centre, publication department, alumni office). He/she is able to
undertake by himself/herself the teaching of key courses at the highest
level in the fields of business, economics, and/or public
administration.


Candidates for these positions should:

* have  a doctor's degree (or equal by experience for the  Academic
  Dean)  in  management, economics, political  sciences  or  public
  administration;
* have an outstanding academic record (teaching and publications);
* have proven academic management experience and possess  excellent
  managerial abilities (leadership, flexibility, innovation,  stra-
  tegy);
* have  previous experience in technical assistance within a  busi-
  ness  school environment (for the Academic Dean  this  experience
  should be obtained in Kazakstan or other NIS countries);
* have an excellent command of English, the working language of the
  Institute; knowledge of a local language would be an asset

The successful candidates should be available as from October 1996.
Applications with detailed curriculum vitae should be sent to the
attention of:

Mr. Carlos Cambron
Avenue de Tyras 75
B-1120 Brussels
Belgium
Fax: (32-2) 266-4965
E-mail: TRANSTEC(a)TRANSTEC.BE

Interviews will be organized in Brussels between 5-9 August.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Democracy Information Development, Kazakhstan

Posted: 11 Jun 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Kazakhstan

Legal/Democracy Information Development, Almaty, Kazakhstan

MetaMetrics Inc., an international economic consulting firm in Washington,
D.C., is seeking an individual to support a U.S. government sponsored
program to provide legal, legislative and commercial law information in
the Central Asia Republics as part of an overall effort to improve the
market environment in Central Asia.  The assignment is from 3 to 12 months
based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Requirements:

Russian speaking ability required and knowledge of other Central Asia
languages desirable.  MLS degree and experience in cataloging using
classification systems, reference services and computerized library
systems required.  Administrative experience, law degrees and law library
experience, including law school or commercial law firm library experience
given preference.  Experience working with local NGO's and community
organizations is desirable. Compensation commensurate with recent salary
history plus post differential and housing.

Contact:

Please fax resume to (202) 483-1930, email to MetaMetrix(a)aol.com or mail
to MetaMetrics Inc., 1534 U Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009.
MetaMetrics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Visiting Professorship, Central Asian History

Posted: 22 May 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Visiting Professorship, Central Asian History at
        University of Wisconsin

The Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison anticipates an
opening, contingent on availability of funding, for the Fall semester
beginning August 25, 1996 as 100% time Visiting Assistant Professor of
Central Asian History to teach an introductory survey of Central Asian
history from approximately the seventh century until the present and an
advanced lecture course on "Islam, Reform, and Revolution in Central
Asia," covering the period from 1800 until the present. This position is
contingent on availability of funding.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. Preference will be given to those with
demonstrated teaching experience in the area.  Applications will be
accepted until June 15, 1996.  Please send letter of application, CV and
letters of recommendation to David McDonald, Associate Chair, Dept. of
History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3211 Humanities Bldg., 455 N.
Park St., Madison WI, 53706; or, by email, at:  dmmcdon1(a)facstaff.wisc.edu.

AA/EOE/Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding he
applicants must be released upon request.  Finalists cannot be guaranteed
confidentiality.

Forwarded by: Marianne Kamp <mkamp(a)umich.edu>

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Lectureship in the Politics of Central Asia

Posted: 21 May 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Lectureship in the Politics of Central Asia, University
        of London

Department of Political Studies
Department office: 0171 323 6135
Fax  (and answerphone)  0171 323 6020

SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES
University of London
Thornhaugh Street, London, WC1H OXG


Lectureship in Politics of Central Asia

Further Particulars

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Politics of Central Asia,
tenable in the Department of Political Studies.  The successful candidate
will be expected to teach a Masters level course or courses in the
comparative politics and international relations of the central Asian
republics of the former Soviet Union, and Azerbaijan, as part of the
Department's commitment to its two MSc programmes in the politics of Asia
and Africa and the International Politics of Asia and Africa.  In
addition, these courses would be made available through the School's MA
Area Studies programmes in Near and Middle Eastern Studies and Modern
Turkish Studies as well as Central Asian Studies.  Should the level of
demand justify it, the lecturer would also provide a BA course in the
politics of the region, as part of the Department's joint subject and
single subject BA programme.  The appointee may also be expected to
contribute as required and appropriate to general politics teaching, as
well as conducting research and supervising postgraduate research students
in the politics of the region.  Research in this field will be a major
priority for the Department.

Applicants should have completed a PhD on a relevant topic, or have
written evidence of a firm submission date.  Relevant teaching experience
would be an additional advantage.  The successful candidate will be
expected to have a working command of Russian, and to acquire a knowledge
of one or more of the national languages of the region if (s)he does not
already have one.

The Department of Political Studies at the School of Oriental and African
Studies is the largest in Europe devoted to the study of the politics of
Asia and Africa.  It currently has about 200 undergraduate students
reading for single and joint honours degrees and nearly 150 working for
master's and research degrees.  While students specialise in various
aspects of Asian and African politics, the department emphasises the
importance of theoretical and comparative work and offers training in all
the major branches of the discipline.  These include, international
politics, comparative politics, political theory, and politics of
development.

The School also has a record of existing provision and proven success in
Central Asian studies, having established the only post in the UK in
Central Asian or Inner Asian Studies in 1985, and has maintained expertise
in the Turkic languages of the region since then.  The Central Asian
Research Forum (CARF) commenced its research on the region before the
dissolution of the USSR and has a proven record of achievement of research
in the area.  The School wishes to build on that beginning with this and
related posts, for which we are making appointments, in the context of our
existing post.  In addition to the School's existing library holdings of
materials in the languages of Central Asia and neighbouring regions,
relevant Russian-language materials and expertise is located immediately
adjacent to the School in the University of London's School of Slavonic
and Eastern European Studies, with which we maintain close relations.  The
Central Asian Research Forum is the co-ordinating body for research on the
region within the University of London.  It provides an inter-collegiate
framework within which regional expertise is combined with specific
disciplinary skills.  The Forum has close links with academic institutions
in Central Asia.  Collaborative research projects are developed in a
number of areas.  The Forum maintains an international research register
and publishes a monthly newsletter, and a quarterly journal.  Members of
the Forum regularly convene conferences and provide briefings on the areas
which fall within its remit.  A number of edited volumes have already been
published by the Forum.


The following individuals compose the present staff of the Department of
Political Studies:

Professor D B Cruise O'Brien, Professor of Politics of Africa
Dr L Connors, Lecturer in Japanese Politics
Ms K Dean, Lecturer in Politics
Dr W M Hale, Reader in Politics with reference to Turkey
Dr S Hopgood, Lecturer in International Politics
Dr RD Jeffries, Lecturer in Politics with reference to Africa
Dr S Kaviraj, Reader in Politics with reference to Asia
Dr E Kienle, Lecturer in Politics with reference to the Near and Middle East
Dr T Y Kong, Lecturer in Politics and Development Studies
Dr Z Moshaver, Lecturer in Politics with reference to the Near & Middle East
Dr D L Shambaugh, Reader in Chinese Politics
Dr J Sidel, Lecturer in South East Asian Politics
Dr J Strauss, Lecturer in Chinese Politics
Dr DD Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Politics with reference to South Asia
Professor RH Taylor, Professor of Politics
Dr C R H Tripp, Senior Lecturer in Politics with reference to the Near
     and Middle East
Dr T Young, Senior Lecturer in Politics with reference to Africa and
     Head of Department

The appointment will date from 1 September 1996.  It will be made on the
Lecturer A scale (#15,154-#19,848 p.a.) or Lecturer B scale
(#20,677-#26,430 p.a.) depending upon qualifications and experience, plus
London Allowance, currently #2,134 p.a.  Membership of USS will be
available.

Candidates seeking further information, or wishing to visit the School,
should contact Dr. Tom Young, Department of Political Studies, School of
Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London
WC1H 0XG (tel:  0171-637 2388).

The closing date for applications to be submitted is Friday 14 June 1996.
Application forms are available from the Personnel Office, School of
Oriental and African Studies, at the address above.  Overseas candidates
may apply directly by letter supported by a full curriculum vitae and the
names, addresses, fax and telephone numbers of three referees.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet members of the department
informally before the interview and to make a presentation on their
current research.

SOAS is an equal opportunities employer.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Counterpart Foundation in Central Asia

Posted: 7 May 1996


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY- The Counterpart Foundation is seeking to fill two
        positions in Central Asia:

1. Field Director/Health Education Specialist

Counterpart Foundation is seeking a specialist to manage a program to
promote maternal and child health eduation through local NGOs in the
former Soviet Union.

Duties include: Managing a field office and staff trainers; Training
health educators on key health education issues;  Developing appropriate
health education materials, methodologies and messages in collaboration
with local health NGOs; Networking with local and international NGOs and
government health officials and professionals.

Required qualifications include: MPH or equivalent, extensive health
education and/or community development experience, program management
experience, at least five years of international health experience,
proficiency in Russian, Farsi or a Turkic language; ability to work
miracles and maintain sense of humor under challenging circumstances.  A
preferred candidate would also have clinical experience or NGO experience.

This is a two-year position and will be based in the CIS.

2. Women's Microenterprise Specialist

Counterpart Foundation is seeking a specialist to manage a program to
expand support services available to women microentrepreneurs in the
former Soviet Union.  This person would work in the office of an
indigenous CIS businesswomen's association, providing technical
assistance to help strengthen their capacity to provide non-financial
services to their membership.

Duties include: Providing technical assistance to a businesswomen's
association in microenterprise support services; developing a
comprehensive strategy for strengthening their internal management and
cost recovery mechanisms; coordinating external consultants and other
technical and financial assistance;  providing technical advice on
advocacy efforts on behalf of women in microenterprise.

Required qualifications include:  At least five years experience in small
business, women's business training and government or governmental
relations; advanced degree in related field; proficiency in Russian or a
Turkic language; Ability to maintain sense of humor under trying
circumstances.  A preferred candidate will have experience in small
business training for women in an international setting.

This is a two year position.

Counterpart Foundation is an international PVO based in Washington D.C.
with 30 years of experience in building local indigenous capacity to serve
community needs in a sustainable way.  Counterpart currently has NGO and
microenterprise programs in the Pacific and in eleven countries of the
CIS.

No phone calls please. For more information about these positions, please
send a resume and cover letter by email, fax, or standard mail to:

Joel Levin
Counterpart Foundation
910 17th Street NW, Ste. 328
Washington, DC 20006

Fax: (202) 296-9679
Email: jlevin(a)counterpart.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Turkish & Central Asian Politics & Security

Posted: 26 April 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Turkish & Central Asian Politics & Security

The US Air War College is seeking to fill a position to teach Turkish and
Central Asian politics and security affairs (rank is open, tenure-track
through tenured; civil service position).

Interested applicants should contact:

Dr. Robert Wendzel
US Air War College
325 Chennault Circle
Maxwell Air Force Base
Alabama, 36112

email: BWENDZEL(a)MAX1.AU.AF.MIL

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Researcher, Tajikistan, Human Rights Watch

Posted: 23 April 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Researcher, Tajikistan, Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch/Helsinki, an independent non-governmental human rights
organization, is seeking a researcher to be based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan,
to monitor human rights violations in that country.

Responsibilities include:

* monitoring and researching human rights developments in Tajikistan, with
  an emphasis on taking testimony;
* writing reports and newsletters on human rights concerns;
* bringing human rights violations to the attention of government bodies in
  Tajikistan, other CIS states and the United States;
* working with local groups to help in the development of non-governmental
  human rights activities in Tajikistan, coordinating training programs,
  and bringing human rights experts to the region;
* expanding contacts with government officials and human rights groups in
  Tajikistan, the media, and international organizations based in the
  region, such as the OSCE and the United Nations; and
* developing strategies together with Human Rights Watch/Helsinki's New
  York, Moscow and Brussels offices for putting pressure on the Tajik
  government to curb abuses.

The researcher will be based in Dushanbe and should be prepared to travel
extensively in the region, and occasionally to Moscow and New York for
consultations.  He or she should have a very good command of Tajik (Farsi)
and/or, preferably, Russian, excellent writing and editing skills, a
background in related regional studies, a demonstrated commitment to
international human rights, and experience in field research.  The
position is available immediately and is for a one year period.

Salary is negotiable, depending on experience.  Outstanding employer-paid
benefits.  Please send letters and resumes to:

Human Rights Watch/Helsinki
485 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017-6104  U.S.A.
Attn: Tajikistan Researcher Search
Fax: 212-972-0905

Human Rights Watch assures equal employment opportunities for all
qualified persons without discrimination based on race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Asst. Director, Inner Asian Center at Indiana

Posted: 16 April 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Asst. Director, Inner Asian & Uralic Center at Indiana

Assistant Director (Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center,
Indiana University) To begin July 1, 1996, pending funding.  Primary
responsibilities: identifying sources of external funding--public and
private; preparing grant proposals, in particular for Title VI funding
from US Dept. of Education; working with administrative assistant to
develop and adminster center activities, and manage grant funds.  In
addition, the incumbent will collaborate with administrative assistant to
arrange programs for visitors, conduct outreach programs, plan conferences
and maintain relations with other units at IU and at other universities.
Candidate with appropriate training and experience might also teach
undergraduate course.

Qualifications: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
in order to work effectively with faculty, students, potential funding
sources, and other outside community.  Graduate degree required.  Degree
may be in an area related to Central Eurasia or in a management field
combined with significant prior experience in Central Eurasia.
Familiarity with proposal writing and computer skills highly desirable.
First hand experience in Central Eurasia and knowledge of a language of
the region (esp. Russian or a Turkic language) a plus.

Send cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the
position; resume; names and phone numbers of four persons to be contacted
as references to William Fierman, Director-Designate, Inner Asian and
Uralic National Resource Center, Goodbody Hall 157, Indiana University,
Bloomington, IN 47405.  (Note: References for most promising candidates
will likely be solicited on short notice in late May or early June.
Applicants who anticipate that some references may be unavailable at this
time should prepare a dossier with letters, or ask individuals to submit
letters in advance of application deadline.  If there is a dossier,
indicate how it can be quickly obtained.)

Deadline for applications: May 24, 1996.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Chair Persian Studies, Leiden

Posted: 10 April 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Chair Persian Studies, Leiden University

The University of Leiden is seeking candidates for the position of full
professor in New Persian Language and Literature and Persian Cultural
History since the advent of Islam.

Tasks:
 - Teaching in the field of New Persian Language and Literature, as well
   as Persian Culture (inside and outside of Iran) since the advent of
   Islam.
 - Research and supervision of research of others in the field.
 - Management of the Documentation Centre of Modern Iran.
 - Administrative duties incumbent upon the Chair.

Requirements:

The candidates must have a good knowledge of classical as well as
contemporary New Persian, and the corresponding literature and cultural
history.  Preference is given to a specialist in classical New Persian and
classical New Persian Literature and Culture. He or he must have a Ph.D.
and have carried out research in the above-mentioned fields.  Extensive
experience in teaching, a readiness to collaborate with other disciplines
within the Research School CNWS (Centre for Non-Western Studies) and
an international orientation in teaching and research are required.

Information:

Persons interested can ask for a profile (in Dutch) at the secretary of
the Faculty (Bureau van de Faculteit der Letteren, P.O. Box 9515, 2300 RA
Leiden, The Netherlands).  In the event the successful candidate is not a
native Dutch speaker, he or she must have gained a reasonable command of
the Dutch language within two years.  The application must be accompanied
by a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a plan for future
research.  Those who consider themselves qualified for the position and
those who want to draw attention to possible candidates, must apply, in
writing (to Dekaan van de Faculteit der Letteren, P.O. Box 9515, 2300 RA
Leiden, The Netherlands), before April 13th, 1996.

Dr. J.G.J. ter Haar
Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Islamic Middle-East
Witte Singel 25
P.O. Box 9515 2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Editor-in-Chief for Nationalities Papers

Posted: 6 March 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Editor-in-Chief for Nationalities Papers

ASN is looking for an Editor-in-Chief to lead its internationally
recognized quarterly journal, Nationalities Papers, into its second
quarter century.

Term: 4 year fixed (renewable)

The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

I. Personal
   * Tenured position;
   * Broad knowledge of ethnic dimension of Eastern Europe and
     former Soviet Union;
   * Multidisciplinary acquaintance with the international
     community of academic specialists;
   * Editorial experience including supervising peer reviews,
     style editing, copy editing and proof reading;
   * Possession of imaginative but practicable ideas to navigate a
     scholarly journal safely through the shoals of electronic
     publishing and the unknowns of the 21st century.

II. Institutional Support
   * Office space to house word processor, typewriter, phone, fax, files;
   * Student assistants;
   * Mailing privileges.

Interested persons should contact:

Ian Bremmer, President
Association for the Study of Nationalities
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94035-6010
Phone: (415) 723-1972/ Fax: (415) 723-1687
email: asn(a)hoover.stanford.edu

JOB OPPORTUNITY- ISAR in Farghana

Posted: 6 March 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- ISAR Fergana Representative

Closing Posted: March 20

ISAR, a clearinghouse on grassroots cooperation in Eurasia, is seeking to
hire an independent, self starter to open small field office in Fergana,
Uzbekistan.  The hire will disseminate information on ISAR programs,
provide consultation to local activists on proposal-writing and
organizational development.  This year-long position requires extensive
travel, the ability to trouble shoot and to work independently, as well as
cooperatively with program management in Almaty and Washington, DC.
Salary: $12,000, plus full medical benefits and housing allowance.

Required:
1) Russian fluency;
2) Knowledge of environmental movement;
3) Computer proficiency (technical and software);

Desirable:
1) Environmental research and/or activist background;
2) Networking and community building skills;
3) Experience living/working in the FSU, preferably Central Asia;

Mail or fax or e-mail resume* and cover letter to:

Gabriela Schwarz
ISAR
1601 Connecticut Ave., NW #301
Washington, DC 20009
Fax: 202-667-3291
E-mail: <isar(a)igc.apc.org>

* Resumes will not be accepted after the closing date.  No phone calls,
  please.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- British Council Tashkent

Posted: 12 February 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- The British Council Information Centre, Tashkent

The British Council, with offices in over 100 countries, is responsible
for promoting a wider knowledge and understanding of Britain through
cultural, educational and technical assistance. A new office is currently
being set up in Tashkent which requires the following member of staff.

Information Centre Manager

Responsible for the day to day running of the IC and implementation of
outreach programmes to key contacts. This includes:

 * Assisting in the initial setting up of the Information Centre;
 * Coordinating marketing activities for the Information Centre;
 * Line management of Information Centre Librarian;
 * Collection and reporting of management information (including
   statistics);
 * Collection development (selection, weeding of materials);
 * Systems development;
 * Liaison with British Embassy information staff;
 * Participation in book promotion activities;
 * Participation in development of policy and services.

Essential qualifications are;
 * Fluency in Uzbek and a good command of spoken and written English;
 * A university degree;
 * Good interpersonal and presentational skills;
 * Familiarity with office automation systems.

Interested candidates should meet Dr. Dorothy Bond in Room 30 of the
Language Learning Centre at 48 Navoi Street, Chorcu between 1600-1800 hrs
from 19-22 February (inclusive) to receive further information. The
closing date for applications is 23 Feb.  Interviews will be held in
Tashkent on Tuesday 27th February.

Richard Weyers
Regional Information Coordinator
East & Southern Europe
The British Council Ankara Turkey
Tel: +90 312 468 6192
Fax: +90 312 427 6182
E-mail: richard.weyers(a)bc-ankara.sprint.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY- UMCOR Project - Director Needed

Posted: 12 February 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- United Methodist Committee on Relief - Armenia

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is seeking candidates for
Project Director of an agricultural development project, position to be located
in the Republic of Armenia. The position assumes responsibility for managing
the project in coordination with a Country Program Director, including open
office, manage local staff, coordinate selection of participating farmers,
coordinate marketing activities, manage procurement, develop association and
strengthen managerial capacity, coordinate on-farm extension and full reporting
of project progress to donors. Salary commensurate to experience. Position
available immediately.

An Executive Summary of the Armenia project is available from Robert D.
Coffin <robcoff(a)unity.ncsu.edu>.

Please direct inquiries to:

Loren Hostetter, UMCOR/Armenia Field Office
10 Aigedzor Bi-Line, Yerevan, Armenia
Phone/fax: (3742) 15-18-94
email: umcorarm(a)arminco.com

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY- ACDI Seeking Consultants

Posted: 2 February 1996


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY- Consultants for ACDI

Agricultural Cooperative Development International (ACDI), an American
consulting firm, seeks Team Leader/Rural Financial Specialist and
Microfiance specialist for rural savings and credit study in Kazakstan.
There are two major components to the study.  The first will include a
comprehensive review of important policy issues in rural credit and
savings, and the second will comprise a set of policy recommendations to
assist the Government to reform rural credit and savings servcies,
including savings mobilization, measures to establish micro-finance
institutions, and farm-gate extension services.

The study is planned to begin in mid-April.  The Team Leader will work for
8 months (likely not all in Kazakstan), and the Microfinance Specialist
will work for 4 months (most likely all in Kazakstan).  Consultants should
be resident of Asian Developent Bank (ADB) member country. Central Asia
experience preferred.  Appropriate combination of academic credentials
and field experience key.  Russian or Kazak language skills preferred.

If you are qualified and interested, please contact:

Ernest Bethe
ACDI
50 F Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC  20001
fax: 202/626-8726
email: EBETHE(a)ACDI.ORG

If you would like to leave a voice-mail message and have a four page
terms of reference sent to you, please leave a message on phone:
        202/879-0241

JOB OPPORTUNITY- IREX Tashkent Representative

Posted: 1 February 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- International Research & Exchanges Board

On-Site Representative, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) seeks a US citizen to
serve as Program Officer in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. IREX Program Officers
are responsible for promoting ongoing research, policy, and professional
training programs as well as monitoring opportunities for new cooperative
activities in the region.

Administrative duties include managing all aspects of the IREX office as
well as overseeing and training local staff. Principle IREX field office
objectives include: administering fellowship programs for Uzbek scholars
to study/conduct research in the United States; organizing the on-site
elements of professional training programs for critical political,
governmental, nonprofit, media, and entrepreneurial cadres in Uzbekistan;
providing field access for American specialists to professional networks
and research resources in the region; structuring alumni activities;
expanding telecommunication access and competency within academic and
nonprofit communities; and implementing other IREX initiatives in Central
Asia. IREX field staff work closely with local higher education,
government, media and policy establishments and with officials of the US
Embassy as well as other nongovernmental organizations and corporations
operating in the area.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants for this position should have at least a
bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline and possess strong
Russian-language competency.  Excellent organizational skills and
administrative experience are essential.  Applicants should be adept with
computers and relevant software (word processing, dbase, spreadsheets) and
electronic mail communication.

Preference will be given to candidates with professional experience in
Central Asia and who have fluency in Uzbek or other languages of the
Central Asian region.

The International Research & Exchanges Board is a private, nonprofit
organization promoting American collaboration with the academic, policy
and professional communities of the NIS, Central and Eastern Europe, and
Mongolia.

IREX currently has ten representations in Eurasia: Moscow, Almaty,
Bishkek, Erevan, Irkutsk, Kyiv, Rostov-on-Don, Tashkent, Tbilisi, and
Vladivostok.

Send cover letter/resume to IREX/KGK, 1616 H Street, Washington, DC 20006.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB OPPORTUNITY- USAID in Uzbekistan

Posted: 30 January 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY

USAID NIS Exchanges and Training (NET) Project, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

NET Project Country Representative

The Country Representative is the primary person responsible for the NET
Project in Uzbekistan.  As such, this person works directly with the USAID
Representative based in Tashkent and the NET/CAR Regional Director based
in Almaty, Kazakstan. This person is responsible for all aspects of the
development and implementation of the program, including US-based and
Follow-on programming.

For more information, or to apply, send letters of interest and resumes to
NET/Uzbekistan, either by fax at (3712) 89-16-12, by email at
nettash(a)sovam.com, or in person at Lakhuty St., 16A, Room 714.  The
NET/Tashkent office telephone numbers are (3712) 54-93-02, 56-35-41,
39-16-82.

Preferred Deadline: 12:00 p.m., February 7, 1996

Source:  SilkNet <root(a)silk.glas.apc.org>

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Human Rights Watch/Helsinki

Posted: 26 January 1996


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Human Rights Watch/Helsinki
        (SEARCH EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 29, 1996)

RESEARCHER, CENTRAL ASIA

Human Rights Watch/Helsinki (formerly Helsinki Watch), an independent
non-governmental human rights organization, is seeking a researcher to be
based in Central Asia and monitor human rights violations in that region.

Responsibilities include:

*  monitoring and researching human rights developments in Central Asia, with
   an emphasis on taking testimony;  writing reports and newsletters on human
   rights concerns;
*  bringing human rights violations to the attention of government bodies in
   the countries of the region, in other CIS states and the United States;
*  working with local groups and helping in the development of non-
   governmental activities in Central Asia, coordinating training programs,
   and bringing human rights experts to the region;
*  expanding contacts with government officials and human rights groups in
   Central Asia and Russia, the media, and international organizations based
   in the region, such as the OSCE and the United Nations; and
*  developing strategies together with Human Rights Watch/Helsinki's New York,
   Moscow and Brussels offices for putting pressure on the governments of
   Central Asia to curb abuses.

The researcher will be based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and should be
prepared to travel extensively in the region, and occasionally to Moscow
and New York for consultations. He or she should have a very good command
of Russian and, preferably, one or more regional languages, excellent
writing and editing skills, a background in related regional studies, a
demonstrated commitment to international human rights, and experience in
field research. The position is available immediately.  Resumes will be
accepted through February 29, 1996.

Salary is negotiable, depending on experience. Please send letters and
resumes to:

Human Rights Watch/Helsinki
485 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017-6104  U.S.A.
Attn: Central Asia Researcher Search
Fax: 212-972-0905
e-mail: Anne Kuper <kupera(a)hrw.org>

Human Rights Watch assures equal employment opportunities for all
qualified persons without discrimination based on race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES- Legal Specialists in NIS

Posted: 24 January 1996


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES in Kazakstan and Kyrgyzstan for US AID

Two positions available immediately:

1. Attorney with experience in the Newly Independent States of the former
Soviet Union in areas of commercial law such as bankruptcy, trade,
investment, real estate. Russian language ability a plus. Position
involves oversight of several contracts issued by the U.S. Agency for
International Development to implement legal and regulatory reform, legal
training and institutional development in Kazakstan. Up to one year
contract.

2. Privatization/market reform specialist (attorney, MBA, economist,
public policy specialist) with experience in the Newly Independent States
of the former Soviet Union in areas of commercial law, capital markets,
real estate and possibly agricultural development. Russian language
ability a plus. Position involves strategic assistance to the U.S. Agency
for International Development in privatization and market reform and
assistance in oversight of some of the Agency's implementation programs
in the Kyrgyz Republic. Up to one year contract.

For both positions, send CV and cover letter to:
Dr. Peter C. Bloch
Land Tenure Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1357 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53717

phone  608 265-2109
fax    608 262-2141
email  pcbloch(a)facstaff.wisc.edu

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY- World Bank Summer Employment Program

Posted: 22 January 1996


1996 World Bank Summer Employment Program (SEP)

The ACT Washington Office would like to call your attention to a premier
summer program for graduate students at the Washington, DC, headquarters
of the World Bank.

The SEP is open to students who possess an undergraduate degree and are
enrolled in a graduate program. Generally, successful candidates will have
completed their first year of graduate studies or are already into their
Ph.D. studies. The SEP is open to graduate students who are nationals of
the Bank's member countries.  SEP participants can start work as early as
May and generally must complete their duties by September 30. A commitment
of a minimum of four weeks is expected. The deadline for requesting
applicatrions is January 31, 1996. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY
29, 1996.

The Bank pays a monthly salary and will provide a travel allowance. For
1996, the SEP is seeking candidates in the following fields: economics,
finance, human resource development (public health, education, nutrition,
population) social sciences (anthropology and sociology), environment,
private sector development, statistics, as well as related fields. Fluency
in English is required, and knowledge of another World Bank Group language
(French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese) is useful.
Requests for an application can be made electronically by sending a
request to <sprogram(a)worldbank.org> or by sending a snail request to
Summer Employment Program, The World Bank, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington,
DC 20433 USA. Since the Bank cannot transmit the application
electronically, include a snail address.  An auto-reply will advise
interested granduate students that the forms will be snail mailed within
three working days.

The Bank managers will select approximately 200 SEP participants from
several thousand expected applicants. The Bank will contact all successful
applicants by June 1996 and requests that applicants not contact the small
SEP staff for status reports.

Please understand that this is a World Bank, not an ACT, program.  ACT's
interest is in disseminating information about an outstanding opportunity.
If anyone is unsuccessful in getting the application material in a timely
manner from the Bank, we will be happy to forward your request and attempt
to facilitate delivery of the application material to prospective
applicants.

ACT would also invite all successful candidates to stop by its offices at
One Dupont for a visit during your stay in Washington.

Source:

Daniel Minchew
Director
ACT * American College Testing
One Dupont Circle, NW, # 340
Washington, DC 20036-1170
minchew(a)act.org
202 223-2318 - Telephone
202 293-2223 - Fax

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY- ACDI Seeks Consultants

Posted: 19 January 1996


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY- ACDI Seeks Consultants

American consulting firm seeks Team Leader/Rural Financial Specialist and
Microfiance specialist for rural savings and credit study in Kazakstan.
The study is planned to being in mid-April.  The Team Leader will work for
8 months (not all in Kazakstan), and the Microfinance Specialist will work
for 4 months (most likely all in Kazakstan).  Consultants should be
resident of Asian Developent Bank (ADB) member country. Central Asia
experience important.  Appropriate combination of academic credentials
and field experience key.  Russian or Kazak language skills preferred.

Contact:

Ernest Bethe
ACDI
50 F Street, NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC  20001
fax:  202/626-8726
email:  ebethe(a)acdi.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Teaching Central Asian History

Posted: 20 December 1995


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Teaching Central Asian History

Pending availability of funds, the University of Wisconsin-Madison hopes to
appoint a lecturer in Central Asian history (all periods) for the Spring
Semester of 1996, to teach our introductory survey course on the history of
Central Asia from the pre-Mongol period until the present.  The candidate
should have attained at least ABD standing and have some teaching
experience.

All inquiries and CVs should be sent to:

Prof. David McDonald, Chair of Central Asian Studies
Dept. of History
UW-Madison
3211 Humanities
455 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53705

Given the urgency of our need, applicants can save time by sending the
pertinent materials via email:
   dmmcdon1(a)facstaff.wisc.edu

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