Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus

«Central Eurasian Studies World Wide»

Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
 

About CESWW

Resources

Email Lists

Site Info

Contact

Go to: Jobs Index Page | Jobs Posting Archive Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Note: Postings in this archive were originally distributed by the Central-Eurasia-L Announcement List.  They appear here in reverse chronological order, from the most recent posting to the list's beginning (1996).

Central-Eurasia-L Announcement Archive
5. Job Opportunities
Page 2

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Positions in the Ferghana Valley Development Programme

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 3 Aug 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Positions in the Ferghana Valley Development Programme

The Ferghana Valley Development Programme is seeking to fill the following
UN Volunteer positions:

1. Information and Communication Specialist

2. Cultural and Educational Development Advisor

3. Environmental Advisor

4. Regional Coordinator for the Participatory Network for Social Stability

These positions will be based in Osh, Kyrgyzstan (and in some case,
analogous positions will also open in Khujand, Tajikistan). They are all UN
Volunteer positions and will be filled by candidates who qualify for the
International UNV program -- if you want more information about this
program, then you may visit the UNV Website (http://www.unv.org/) or contact
the program as indicated below. If you want an e-mail version of the job
description for any of these positions, you may contact me and I will send it
to you (indicate which position interests you).

The Programme is also seeking to fill the position of National Programme
Manager (based in Osh) -- recruitment for this position is as according to
the UNDP procedures for recruiting national staff. Those interested should
contact the UNDP office in Bishkek (closing date for applications is in
approximately two weeks).

Other positions in the programme will be coming up later, as well, including
the position of resident Chief Technical Advisor (based in Osh), and other
UN Volunteer positions.

For more information about the Ferghana Valley Development Programme, please
consult the FVDP website -- which is in need of updating, but has the main
information:
http://www.ferghana.elcat.kg/

I would be grateful for your assistance in circulating this notice to any
good candidates you may know of.

Sincerely,

John Schoeberlein
(Ferghana Valley Development Programme)
Harvard Forum for Central Asian Studies
schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu


Contact information for UNDP Bishkek:

United Nations Development Programme
ul. Chuykova, 90
Bishkek 720000
Kyrgyzstan
tel.: +996 (312) 22 68 23, 22 75 43, 22 63 89
fax: +996 (312) 66 05 57
email: <root(a)undp.bishkek.su>


Those interested in becoming a UNV can get information from the UNV website
-- http://www.unv.org/ -- or the address below:

United Nations Volunteers
Offshore Processing Centre
PO BOX 25711
Nicosia, CYPRUS
Fax: +357 2 775693
E-mail: volunteer-cv(a)unv.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Eurasia Foundation, Baku, Azerbaijan

Posted by: Thomas Burns <thomas(a)eurasia.org.ge>
Posted: 2 Aug 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Eurasia Foundation, Baku, Azerbaijan

The Eurasia Foundation, a USAID-funded grant-making organization, seeks a
qualified individual to lead its operations in Azerbaijan. This position
will be based in Baku with some travel to the regions and other NIS
countries as required. The position will report to the Caucasus Regional
Director.

Responsibilities include:

* Leadership in programmatic, administrative, financial, grants
management, outreach, and representational activities of the Eurasia
Foundation in Azerbaijan.

Requirements:

* Native English and strong proficiency in Russian;
* An advanced degree in a field relevant to the Foundation's work (law,
economics, public policy, journalism, regional studies, etc.);
* At least four years experience working on development issues in the
NIS, with two years in a position of significant management
responsibility;
* Some experience with USAID procedures and grant management;
* Proven leadership skills, strong analytical and writing/communication
abilities, and strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the
attention of:

Thomas Burns
2 Brosset Street
Tbilisi, Georgia
Fax (995-32) 99-61-83
E-mail: thomas(a)eurasia.org.ge

Forwarded from: CIVILSOC

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Internews Country Director, Almaty

Posted by: Eric S Johnson <johnson(a)internews.org>
Posted: 30 Jul 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Internews Country Director, Almaty

Internews Network, an international nonprofit assisting independent media,
seeks a Country Director for an independent television project based in
Almaty, Kazakhstan. Responsibilities include: assist with news production
and programming, provide guidance in editorial policy, logistics and
budgeting; coordinate trainings; liaise with project donors. Requirements
include: TV broadcasting background, Russian language skills, previous
overseas work experience.

Email resumes to: injobs(a)internews.org
Fax: 707 826-2136
Mail: Attn. Kay Elewski, Human Resources, PO Box 4448, Arcata, CA 95518 USA

Please check our website: www.internews.org. No calls please. EOE

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Development Consultants in Central Asia, HIID

Posted by: Don Snodgrass <Dsnodgra(a)hiid.harvard.edu>
Posted: 29 Jul 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Development Consultants in Central Asia, HIID

The Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) is looking for
specialists in various disciplines to take part in a short-term study of the
economic potential of four regions in Central Asia: the Autonomous Region of
Gorno-Badakhshan and region of Garm in Tajikistan, northeast Afghanistan,
and southern Kyrgystan. The work is expected to take place over a six-month
period, possibly beginning in the fall of 1999. Up to one month of field
work will be involved. The disciplines/fields required are economics,
natural resources, human resources, environmental studies, public health,
and private sector development.

Please direct expressions of interest and inquiries to Don Snodgrass by
August 13, 1999.
Mail: c/o HIID, 14 Story Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Fax: 617 495-1239. Phone: 617 495-0512. Email: dsnodgra(a)hiid.harvard.edu

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Advisor on Greenhouse Gas Abatement Projects, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Dione Cottrill <dcottrill(a)irgltd.com>
Posted: 29 Jul 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Advisor on Greenhouse Gas Abatement Projects, Kazakhstan

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Environmental
Institutions and Policies for Central Asia (EPIC) Program is seeking a
senior-level advisor to manage a new program activity entitled, the
"Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions Initiative" (GGERI). The position is
for a 9-month assignment, with the possibility of a one year extension. The
GGERI Advisor will be responsible for establishment and management of a
National Climate Change Office in Kazakhstan. The Office is expected to
serve the following functions:

1. To develop the regulatory and institutional framework for conducting a
national Joint Implementation/Clean Development Mechanism (JI/CDM) program;

2. To strengthen national capacity to evaluate potential JI/CDM projects on
the basis of environmental, national development, and financial
considerations;

3. To market JI/CDM opportunities to potential investors; and

4. To build institutional capacity to track greenhouse gas credits.

The GGERI Advisor will oversee this process, under the supervision of the
EPIC Team Leader and in coordination with the EPIC efforts in climate change
already underway. In an effort to achieve the objectives above, the GGERI
advisor will be responsible for close coordination with Government of
Kazakhstan Agencies and Ministries, will provide direct oversight of a GGERI
staff, and will be responsible for meeting USAID reporting requirements
connected to the GGERI program.

Qualifications

Candidates for this position must have a minimum of a Masters degree or
equivalent in a natural resources, business or financial management or
public administration field, with at least 5 years of professional
experience that includes management responsibilities. A strong background
in energy and environmental economics or closely related fields,
demonstrated knowledge of economies in transition, environmental and energy
issues, and project appraisal skills are essential. Prior experience with
USAID programs is highly desirable, but not required. Russian language
skills are highly desirable.

Applications

The prime contractor for the EPIC Program is International Resources Group
of Washington, DC USA. Interested persons should send a resume and letter
of interest to: Dr. Daene McKinney, Team Leader, EPIC Program, pr. Abaya 4,
Hotel 1, Entrance 2, 480024 Almaty, Kazakhstan, Phone: (7-3272) 64-59-51,
Fax: (7-3272) 64-68-49, or Ms. Dione Cottrill, Associate, International
Resources Group, 1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 USA,
Phone: (202) 289-0100, Fax: (202) 289-7601, Email:dcottrill(a)irgltd.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Res. Asst., Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia

Posted by: Rafique Keshavjee <Akhum(a)ATGE.AUTOMAIL.COM>
Posted: 18 Jul 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Res. Asst., Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia

15 July 1999

The Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia is an international
education project that is multi-civilizational and multi-disciplinary.
Headquartered in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, it develops curriculum material and
trains university teachers to deliver it. The Project is collaborating with
10 universities in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Pakistan.

The curriculum is thematic, as follows:

CLUSTER 1: INDIVIDUAL

THEME 1: The individual as object of cognition; human diversity; human ideals

Human diversity has biological roots and is recognized in varying ways in
all cultures. This understanding consists in the theories and categories
various peoples employ to explain the variety of human beings. Such
conceptions are vital in engendering and rooting an appreciation of
individual diversity in the traditions of Central Asia.

All peoples hold ideals that transcend individual diversity, including rural
peoples often ignored in textual scholarship. Students will examine these
ideals critically, pluralistically and comparatively, but with empathy.

THEME 2: Responsibility of the individual to community, society and
environment

New economic forces will encourage individual initiative, which has corroded
responsibilities to neighborhood, village, community, profession, common
spaces and the environment. Such responsibilities, when grounded in the
culture and defined explicitly and flexibly enough to be applicable, can
help build the foundations of a civil society if respect for the individual
is sustained.

THEME 3: Art and the Human Condition

Life is complex, human choice is great, and humans are capable of good,
evil, error and can suffer tragic circumstance. In all cultures, great
writers, thinkers and artists have focused on such aspects of the human
condition. All societies have produced art. All great art is a window to the
human soul, and the skills at producing and interpreting such art is
essential to the sustenance of a civilization.

CLUSTER 2: CULTURE

THEME 4: Tradition and innovation

This theme includes the traditions of healing, creative work, building and
community enterprise. New social and economic programs will have to
understand which achievements of the past are worth preserving, adapting or
discarding, and what problem-solving skills may be vital today. Case studies
of social innovation that employ tradition in social innovation will form
the core of this theme.

THEME 5: The interrelationship between the oral and the written tradition

Unfortunately, cultural research focuses much more on the written text than
the oral tradition, which includes music. This not only biases urban people
over rural people and men over women, but also ignores the community, a key
agency of the transmission of culture. This agency lies in the context of
the recitation, performance and transmission of traditional arts. In
addition, much of recent history previously suppressed or ignored,
especially among rural or among those with low status, must be captured.

THEME 6: Cultural creativity and decline

Many intellectuals dwell on the great achievements of the past, bemoan the
end of those days, and fail to ask questions that lend insight into this
important phenomenon and thus into conditions for creativity today. This
theme will aim to utilize comparative analyses of ages as well as of
theories of the rise and decline of civilization.

Tasks of the Research Assistant

As part of the curriculum development effort, the Project wishes to acquire
reference material both for curriculum development at the headquarters and
to support its implementation in the universities. This reference material
includes textual, audio and video material, as well as CD-ROMs. Besides this
material, the Project would like to acquire information on projects,
programs, funding agencies and events that are relevant to the Project. The
task continues through the calendar year, and the position is based at a
major research university in the USA. The assistant will work 20 hours per
week, collecting material from libraries and other information sources and
scanning them onto recordable CD-ROMs. The position starts in the Autumn of
1999, runs through the calendar year, and pays US$1,200 per month, free of
taxes.

1. To collect and send reference material for the Aga Khan Humanities
Project for Central Asia (AKHP/CA). This material can include articles,
books, CD-ROMs, videos and other visual, textual and aural material.

2. To keep the AKHP/CA informed of individuals, events, projects,
institutions and trends that are potentially relevant to the Project.

3. The material will be used for two purposes, with separate budgets:
a) by Project staff for curriculum development and;
b) by each of the nine university Resource Centres to aid in their
teaching.

The following individuals have formally and informally agreed to assist the
Project in identifying material in various languages:

Prof. Yuri Badenkov, Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Prof. William O. Beeman,
Brown University
Prof. Vincent Cornell, Duke University
Prof. Margaret
Mills, Ohio State University
Prof. Azim Nanji, Institute of Ismaili
Studies
Prof. John Schoeberlein, Harvard University
Prof. Marietta
Stepaniants, Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Rafique H. Keshavjee
Director
akhum(a)atge.automail.com

Aga Khan Humanities Project for Central Asia
5 Sechenova Street
Dushanbe
Tajikistan

Telephone: 7-3772-245823/245297
Fax/Tel.: 7-3772-510128

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Human Rights Watch, Part-time Assistant in Tashkent

Posted by: Cassandra Cavanaugh <zaretsn(a)hrw.org>
Posted: 14 Jul 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Human Rights Watch, Part-time Assistant in Tashkent

Human Rights Watch has an immediate opening for a full or part-time
assistant in its Tashkent office to support its researcher and provide
general office assistance. This is an excellent opportunity to work on
human rights in a field office.

The position requires an English speaker with working knowledge of Russian
or Uzbek. Experience with Central Asia, and in human rights or a related
field preferred. The successful candidate will be self-motivated,
responsible, detail-oriented, well-organized and collegial. Good
communication and writing skills are essential. Candidates must be able to
take initiative, prioritize with minimal supervision, work both
independently as well as a member of a team, and function well under
pressure, handling numerous tasks simultaneously. Solid office experience
and strong computer literacy required.

The position offers a stipend commensurate with experience.

Apply to:

Cassandra Cavanaugh
Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Ave., 34 fl.
New York, NY 10118

Fax: (212)736-1300
NO PHONE CALLS.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- UNMOT Peacekeeping Operations in Tajikistan

Posted by: Kyoko Shiotani <shiotani(a)un.org>
Posted: 8 Jul 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- UNMOT Peacekeeping Operations in Tajikistan

The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations is seeking
qualified persons to work as civil affairs officers with the United Nations
Mission of Observers in Tajikistan. Duration is minimum six months
(preferably a 12 month commitment) in Tajikistan.

Essential qualifications are: academic background in international affairs,
political science, law, or other related field; proficiency in Russian
and/or Tajik (Farsi); strong interest/experience in democratic transitions
in Central Asia; good spoken and written English; ability to work in a
culturally diverse team; willingness to tolerate bad living conditions;
common sense, and a sense of humor.

Also useful would be: familiarity with politics and cultures of Central
Asia; experience in monitoring or organizing elections (domestic or
international); experience working in international organizations or
diplomatic environments.

Tasks and responsibilities include, activities to support the peace process
in Tajikistan, under the supervision of the Head of the Civil Affairs
Division.

Interested persons should respond with a C.V. to:

Kyoko Shiotani
Political desk officer for the
United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan
Dept. of Peacekeeping Operations, room S-3720G
United Nations, New York, NY 10017
fax: (212) 963-9222

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Teaching English in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Posted by: Ellen McGill <emcgill(a)magicnet.mn>
Posted: 22 Jun 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Teaching English in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

I am writing on behalf of Professor Sanjaa, the head of the Mongolian
Language Department at the State Pedagogical University in Ulaanbaatar,
Mongolia. Prof. Sanjaa also runs a private elementary school in
Ulaanbaatar and is looking for a native English speaker to teach English,
preferably beginning work this fall. The position would provide
sponsorship to come to Mongolia, living quarters and a stipend to cover
living expenses (the amount depending probably on the hours of teaching and
experience). The students would range in age from 6 to 12. I believe that
the school itself is not large, perhaps 45 students total, so classes would
not be huge. My impression is that the native speaker would teach in
conjunction with a Mongolian teacher of English.

In my limited observation, the school itself seems to be a reputable
venture with high teaching standards and a serious teaching staff. The
position would be especially suitable for someone wishing to learn
Mongolian or for someone desiring to be in Ulaanbaatar to do research.
Prof. Sanjaa himself is a skilled language teacher with experience teaching
Mongolian both in Eastern Europe and to Peace Corps volunteers in
Ulaanbaatar. I think he would probably be very helpful in setting up
Mongolian language lessons or helping one get situated to do research.

People interested can reply to this address before August 20 and I will
pass the message on to Prof. Sanjaa.

Ellen McGill
  

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Temporary Position of Conference Organizer, UNDP Dushanbe

Posted by: Pamela Husain <pamela(a)taj.freenet.kiev.ua>
Posted: 9 Jun 1999

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Temporary Position of Conference Organizer, UNDP Dushanbe
The UNDP Dushanbe is seeking a Conference Advisor to organize the conference
described below and to train a Tajik counterpart.  The position will require
four months work in Dushanbe.

On 28-30 September 1999 the International Conference for Mountainous
Regions will be conducted in Tajikistan.  The UNDP is among the
organizers of the Conference.  The conference will address the following
topics:

1. Social and economic issues of sustainable development of mountainous
   territories of Central Asia
2. Resources management of mountainous territories: peculiarities and
   problems
3. Engineering and technical policy
4. Education
5. Medical and biological aspects of mountainous territories

For more information about this position, please contact:

Ms. Pamela Hussain
United Nations Development Programme
Dushanbe
ul. Aini, 39
734024 Dushanbe
Republic of Tajikistan
Tel.: +992 (372) 21-06-94
Fax: +992 (372) 51-00-21
E-mail: pamela(a)taj.freenet.kiev.ua

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Open Society Institute, New York, Program Associate

Posted by: Clark Troy <CTroy(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 4 Jun 1999

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Open Society Institute, New York, Program Associate
POSITION AVAILABLE
PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, CENTRAL EURASIA PROJECT
DATE:   JUNE 1, 1999

The Open Society Institute is a private operating and grantmaking foundation
that promotes the development of open societies around the world.  OSI is
part of an informal network of more than 30 autonomous nonprofit foundations
and other organizations created and funded by philanthropist George Soros in
Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Guatemala, Haiti, and
South Africa, as well as in the United States.  In the United States,
programs have been developed in the areas of criminal justice, drug policy,
immigration, and death and dying, and new initiatives are under way in the
areas of education and youth development, reproductive health and rights,
media and journalism and professional ethics in law and medicine.
Working under the supervision of the Director of the Central Eurasia
Project of the Open Society Institute, the Program Associate will provide general
administrative and programmatic support and will specifically:

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  *  Screen and date-stamp incoming correspondence for prompt review by
Director and other project staff;
  *  Prepare all outgoing project correspondence for Director;
  *  Screen all incoming calls for Director and other project staff, directing
     queries to the appropriate offices and/or programs;
  *  Organize and maintain existing database of responses to inquiries;
  *  Maintain and update existing filing system for all project documents and
     create new files as required;
  *  Act as a liaison between the New York office and regional offices and
     consultants, including all preparation of work contracts, reimbursing
     expenses, and coordinating travel needs;
  *  Handle all travel arrangements for Director and coordinate itineraries;
  *  Arrange and keep track of daily appointments and meetings for Director;
  *  Schedule project meetings and other important project events and enter
onto Director's calendar;
  *  Handle all local travel/accommodation arrangements and coordinate
schedules for visitors from the regional offices;
  *  Prepare Travel and American Express Reports for Director and send to
     Accounting Department for processing;
  *  Prepare and direct any other project payments to Accounting Department
for processing;
  *  Maintain employee data records for project staff;
  *  Maintain and update existing Access and Rolodex databases and create new
     databases as required;
  *  Order publications for New York and regional offices;
  *  Order office supplies for project staff as required;
  *  Enter new grants into GTS (Grant Tracking System) and assist with grant
     payments to grantees;
  *  Enter new payments into PRS (Payment Requisition System) and assist with
     administrative payments for department and regional offices
  *  Assist project staff with maintenance and updating of project grant list
     and seeing to it that copies of all pertinent grant documentation is
     copied for the Grants Management Dept.

PROGRAMMATIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
  *  Open Forum: assist Director in identifying speakers and topics;
  *  Maintain and update mailing list for the Open Forum;
  *  Research on a possible speakers for conferences and forums;
  *  Conduct research on various issues in Central Asia and/or Caucasus;
  *  Support Project's web site;
  *  Review selected Russian and English language news sources for stories
     relating to Eurasia;

REQUIREMENTS:
  *  Bachelor's degree;
  *  Excellent oral and written English, knowledge of Russian essential;
  *  Extensive computer skills (expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel required;
     experience with databases and the Internet preferred);
  *  Ability to work independently and effectively manage several simultaneous
     projects in a fast-paced environment;
  *  High level of organization and self-motivation;
  *  Attentive to detail and able to work well under pressure.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience with full benefits + 4 weeks  vacation

This is a New York-based position, and we are looking for an
employee residing in the New York metropolitan area.  Applicants from
other regions will not be reimbursed for traveling expenses incurred in
connection with interviews.

To apply, send resume, cover letter, three references, and salary
requirements,
as soon as possible, to:

Open Society Institute
Human Resources, Code CEA/PA

400 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
or fax to 212-548-4663
No telephone inquiries, please.
The Open Society Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Asst. Summer Turkmen Instructor, Indiana Univ.

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 17 May 1999

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Asst. Summer Turkmen Instructor, Indiana Univ.
Potential opening for assistant Turkmen language instructor to help the
main instructor in teaching first- and second-year intensive language
classes for 20 hours per week June 16 through August 13.  Must have native
or near-native fluency in Turkmen, preferably with teaching experience in
language or the humanities.

Salary: $4000.

Please send resumes by e-mail to iaunrc(a)indiana.edu.  Also send a paper
copy by fax to Scott Feickert at (812) 855-7500 or by post to:

Scott Feickert
Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Goodbody Hall 157
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005

For questions, please contact Scott Feickert at (812) 855-7319 or
sfeicker(a)indiana.edu
Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Goodbody Hall 324
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-2401
phone: 812.856-5263
fax: 812.855.7500
e-mail: iaunrc(a)indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~iaunrc

JOB OPP.- ISAR Project Coordinator, Atyrau, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Michelle Kinman <michelle(a)isar.org>
Posted: 17 May 1999

JOB OPP.- ISAR Project Coordinator, Atyrau, Kazakhstan

Position:           Project Coordinator
Location:           Atyrau, Kazakhstan
Start Date:         July 19, 1999
Length of Contract: 2 years
Salary:             $18,000 - $20,000/year + benefits

ISAR-Central Asia, will be opening an NGO resource center in Atyrau,
Kazakhstan in summer 1999.  The resource center will:  1) Provide technical
support to the Atyrau NGO community in the form of computer, email, and
Internet access; 2) Serve as a general information center for the NGO
community in Atyrau; 3) Serve as an environmental information center for
NGOs in the surrounding countries of the Caspian Basin; 4)  Create and
distribute a Caspian Environmental News Bulletin; 5) Provide specialized
trainings to the Atyrau NGO community; 6) Manage a small grants program for
NGOs in the Atyrau oblast doing environmental projects; 7) Manage a
cooperative grants program for NGOs from Atyrau working with other NGOs in
the Caspian Basin on environmental projects.

Requirements:
 - US citizen
 - Russian fluency
 - Experience working in the Former Soviet Union (FSU), preferably in
   Central Asia
 - Experience working with Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), preferably
   in the FSU
 - Experience in managing projects and budgets
 - Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, email, Internet)

Desired Qualifications:
 - Bachelors' Degree in Environmental Science, related degree or related
   experience
 - Familiarity with environmental problems of the Caspian Region
 - Supervisory experience
 - Strong communication skills

Responsibilities:
 - Ensure that ISAR's Atyrau office effectively functions as an NGO
   Resource Center
 - Supervise the creation and distribution of an international
   Environmental NGO Bulletin
 - Ensure that ISAR's Atyrau office effectively administers and manages
   the grant programs
 - Supervise the training program, including the development, planning
   and implementation of trainings for environmental NGOs
 - Supervise and support Atyrau office staff
 - Maintain open communication with ISAR's Central Asia office in Almaty,
   USAID/CAR mission representatives in Atyrau, local staff, Atyrau
   business community, and the public
 - Maintain accurate financial records

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

For FSU based applicants:
Jennifer G. Gable, Director
ISAR, Central Asia:
128 Shagabutdinova apt. 7
480004 Almaty
tel/fax:  (3272) 67-71-88
email:    root(a)isar.almaty.kz

For US based applicants:
Kate Watters, Director of Programs
ISAR
1601 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20009
Fax: (202) 667-3291
email: kwatters(a)isar.org
Closing Date: June 11, 1999
No phone calls please.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Teaching English in Kazakhstan

Posted by: ines(a)m2.butya.kz
Posted: 5 May 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Teaching English in Kazakhstan

The German University in Almaty, due to open its
doors in September 1999, has vaccancies for teachers
of English. University graduates (EFL or other) with
a strong interest in teaching will find challenging
work, free tuition in Russian or Kazak, free training
in teaching methodology, $240 a month, plus help with
obtaining their visa and with finding accomodation
(in host families if desired) as well as contact in
their academic field (e.g. history, politics,
archaeology).

Minimum length of stay: 1 academic year (Sept. 1,
1999 to June 30, 2000).

If you are interested in contributing to the
establishment of a new university in Central Asia,
please contact us for details:

-Ines Berger, tel. +7 (3272) 69-92-38, email
ines(a)m2.butya.kz -or-

-Andreas Ulrich, c/o German Embassy, Furmanova 173,
Almaty 480091, Kazakstan, tel. (after May 15) and fax
+7 (3272) 61-67-13

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Central Asia Program Director, CEELI

Posted by: Michael Maya <ceeli(a)abanet.org>
Posted: 5 May 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Central Asia Program Director, CEELI

Attorney--Central Asia Program Director

The American Bar Association's Central and East European Law Initiative
(CEELI) seeks an attorney to coordinate legal reform efforts in
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan starting
October 1999. Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan, with travel throughout the
region. Requires: excellent written/oral communication skills, minimum of
8 years of legal experience, and a 2 year commitment.  Prefer: experience
living/working in former Soviet Union, familiarity with Soviet legal
systems, Russian language skills, and managerial experience.  Salary:
negotiable. Please send letter, resume and contact information for 3
references to Michael Maya by May 20 via fax (202/662-1597) or email
(ceeli(a)abanet.org). Only those asked to interview will be contacted.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Kazakh Linguist Sought

Posted by: hdqt(a)mrminc.com (MRM, Inc.)
Posted: 21 Apr 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Kazakh Linguist Sought

MRM Inc., a language research center in the Washington D.C. area has an
immediate need for a Kazakh linguist to review an intermediate to advanced
level Kazakh textbook written by Tangat Tangirberid kyzy Ayapova.  This
book is a companion piece to "Learn the Kazakh Language in 70 steps Using
200 Sentence Models" by the same author and published in 1991 by Dunwoody
Press.  The Kazakh linguist will be asked to review the entire textbook,
particularly with special attention to the accuracy of the Kazakh text and
the clarity of the English translations and explanations of grammar.  A
native English speaking Kazakh linguist is required.  A good job for the
summer.  Please send resume to P.O. Box 400, Kensington, MD  20895 or call
301.864.1410.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Short-term, Evaluating Central Asia Media

Posted by: Stephen Hegarty <hegartys(a)earthlink.net>
Posted: 21 Apr 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Short-term, Evaluating Central Asia Media

InterMedia, a small non-profit research organization in Washington DC, is
looking for candidates to participate in a short-term project evaluating the
quality of RFE/RL programs in Kazak, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen and Uzbek.

Participants must be based outside Central Asia and have native or
near-native fluency in one of the languages listed above. The participant
must also be knowledgeable about current political and media developments in
the region.

The project involves the evaluation of two weeks of RFE/RL programming, one
in the spring and one in the fall. The participant will listen to a total of
seven hours of RFE/RL programs (four in the first week and three in the
second) and complete short questionnaires on each of the daily programs as
well as a longer, in-depth summary evaluation.  InterMedia will provide tapes
of the programs to be evaluated. The participant will be compensated for the
successful completion of the project.

Interested candidates should reply to:
Stephen Hegarty
hegartys(a)earthlink.net

Thank you.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Kazakh or Azerbaijani Language Specialists

Posted by: hdqt(a)mrminc.com (MRM, Inc.)
Posted: 16 Apr 1999

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Kazakh or Azerbaijani Language

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Kazakh or Azerbaijani Language Specialists
I) Azerbaijani Language Specialist Sought
MRM Inc., a language research center in the Washington D. C. area has an
immediate need for a Azerbaijani language specialist to review and revise an
Azerbaijani Parallel Text Reader designed for advanced students.  The reader
consists of eleven Azerbaijani text with English translations, notes, and
voice
recordings made by native speakers.  The text includes works of Afag Mas'ud
Anar, and Albulfaz Elchibey.  The primary need is to check and revise the
translations if required.  A native English speaker with knowledge of
Azerbaijani is preferred.  Please send resume to: P.O. Box 400, Kensington,
MD
20895 or call 301.864.1410, Mrs. Hawkins or Mr. Jones.
II) Kazakh Language Specialist Sought
MRM Inc., a language research center in the Washington D.C. area has an
immediate need for a Kazakh linguist to review an intermediate to advanced
level Kazakh textbook written by Tangat Tangirberid kyzy Ayapova.  This
book is
a companion piece to "Learn the Kazakh Language in 70 steps Using 200 Sentence
Models" by the same author and published in 1991 by Dunwoody Press.  The
Kazakh
linguist will be asked to review the entire textbook, particularly with
special
attention to the accuracy of the Kazakh text and the clarity of the English
translations and explanations of grammar.  A native English speaking Kazakh
linguist is required.  A good job for the summer.  Please send resume to P.O.
Box 400, Kensington, MD  20895 or call 301.964.1410.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- IREX, NIS Internet Country and Regional Coordinators

Posted by: IREX <hr(a)irex.org>
Posted: 6 Apr 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- IREX, NIS Internet Country and Regional Coordinators

Internet Country Coordinators

Originator: civilsoc(a)solar.cini.utk.edu

Release Date:  March 29, 1999

Close Date:  April 21, 1999

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), a leading nonprofit
organization in international education and training, currently seeks
qualified professionals to fill the positions of Country Coordinator for
administration of a premier Internet program in the following cities:

     Yerevan, Armenia
     Baku, Azerbaijan
     Minsk, Belarus
     Tbilisi, Georgia
     Chisinau, Moldova
     Almaty, Kazakhstan
     Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
     Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
     Kyiv, Ukraine
     Tashkent, Uzbekistan

IREX has administered Internet programs since 1991 and began
administration of the USIA-sponsored Internet Access and Training Program
(IATP) in 1995.  In the next stage of IATP, IREX will continue program

administration in the 10 countries of the NIS listed above.  This position
requires strong management skills, experience in using Internet technology
as an educational and training tool, and basic technical know-how.

Candidates must be well-organized, skilled at handling multiple tasks,
detail-oriented, and have training and/or teaching experience.  Extensive
experience in using the Internet, web development and design, functional
English and fluency in the local language is required.  Beneficial skills
include an understanding of TCP/IP, Unix system administration, HTML
programming, and experience working in the non-profit sector.  For most of
the positions, IREX seeks a two-year commitment to begin no later than
May 15, 1999.

The Country Coordinators will be responsible for:

* Developing training materials and curricula, Internet resources, and
  local language on-line development;

* Establishing agreements with partner institutions and ensuring contracts
  are updated and requirements being met;

* Assisting local institutions to establish on-line presence, including
  Web sites, electronic publications, and listservs;

* Training and supervising a staff that consists of trainers, web masters,
  systems administrator, and other program personnel;

* Implementing program outreach and publicity to targeted audiences,
  specifically USIA alumni;

* Reporting monthly on program and financial activities;

* Administering open grants competitions; and

* Coordinating the work of the Internet Working Groups and ensuring that
  sustainability plans are in place for partner institutions.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

IREX/CC-IATP
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
FAX:  (202) 628-8189
E-mail: hr(a)irex.org

No phone calls please.

EOE

******************************

Internet Regional Coordinators

Release Date:  March 25, 1999

Close Date:  April 15, 1999

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), a leading nonprofit
organization in international education and training, currently seeks
three qualified professionals to fill the positions of Regional
Coordinator for management of a premier Internet program in the NIS.
This position requires superior management skills, experience in using
Internet technology as an educational and training tool, and basic
technical know-how.

IREX has administered Internet programs since 1991 and began
administration of the USIA-sponsored Internet Access and Training Program
(IATP) in 1995.  In the next stage of IATP, IREX will continue program
administration in 10 countries of the NIS.  The Regional Coordinators will
be responsible for program management and coordination of IATP operations
in Western NIS, Central Asia, and the Caucasus with positions based in
Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan respectively.  IREX seeks a two-year
commitment beginning no later than May 15, 1999.

Qualifications include two-three years of management experience;
well-organized, skilled at handling multiple tasks, detail-oriented;
fluency in Russian and/or local language; and extensive experience in
using the Internet.  Beneficial skills include an understanding of TCP/IP
networking and past work with US-government programs.  US Citizenship
required.

Send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:

IREX- HR/RC-IATP
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
FAX:  (202) 628-8189

Or send an e-mail message to hr(a)irex.org

No phone calls please.

DEADLINE:  April 15, 1999

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Part-time Website Coordinator, OSI

Posted by: Central Asia Forum <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 2 Mar 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Part-time Website Coordinator, OSI

PART TIME WEBSITE COORDINATOR - CENTRAL EURASIA PROJECT
Open Society Institute, New York

The Open Society Institute is a private operating and grantmaking  foundation
that promotes the development of open societies around the  world. OSI is part
of an informal network of more than 30 autonomous nonprofit foundations and
other organizations created and funded by philanthropist George Soros in
Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Guatemala, Haiti, and
South Africa, as well as in the United States. In the United States, programs
have been developed in the areas of criminal justice, drug policy,
immigration,
and death and dying, and new initiatives are under way in the areas of
education and youth development, reproductive health and rights, a more
democratic media and journalism and professional ethics in law and
medicine.


The Central Eurasia Project seeks a Website coordinator.

Working under  the supervision of the Director of the Central Eurasia Project,
the Website Coordinator manages all aspects of the CEP Central Asia news and
information website and generates content to develop existing areas.

The  site receives approximately 80,000 hits per month and has become the
preferred site of experts working in the region as well as the prime
source of
news and analysis from and about the region as a whole.

 RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):
* Develop content and manage content generation for the main feature  areas of
the website (the Central Asia elections section, the current news  section,
country resources pages, and opinions and analysis);
* Maintain site and post new materials (updating links and new  postings);
* Obtain permissions for important materials and make payments, post  new full
text documents to the website;
* Search the web for new links and information regarding  Caucasus/Central
Asia
political, economic and human rights news;
* Update current event information on the site;
* Promote site, by updating search engines, broadening news mailing  list;
* Troubleshoot (fixing broken links, adjusting site specifications for
different browsers).

 QUALIFICATIONS:
* B. A. required

* Must be creative self-starter, detail-oriented, able to take  initiative
and
work in fast-paced environment

* Prior experience designing and maintaining a website preferred, with  strong
emphasis on writing and editing skills

* Knowledge of web authoring and graphic tools, such as Dream Weaver,  Front
Page, PhotoShop, Paint Shop preferable

* Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail
* Interest in and/or knowledge of the Caucasus/Central Asia region
preferred
* Knowledge of Russian, Turkish or Persian a plus but not required.
* Flexible work hours (approximately 20-30 hours per week)

 Salary:  Hourly rate commensurate with skills and experience

 Start Date:  As soon as possible


 To apply:  Send resume, cover letter, three references, and salary
 requirements immediately to:

 Open Society Institute
 Human Resources - Code CEA/WEB
 400 West 59th Street, 4th Floor
 New York, New York 10019
 or fax to:  (212) 548-4607
 or email to:fdunne(a)sorosny.org

 No telephone calls please.

 Visit our Website:  http//www.soros.org/central eurasia.html

 The Open Society Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fiona Dunne
Central Eurasia Project-Open Society Institute
http://www.soros.org/central_eurasia.html
email:fdunne(a)sorosny.org
voice:212-548-0392

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Two positions, Univ. Wisc. - Madison

Posted by: Central Asia Forum <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 25 Feb 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Two positions, Univ. Wisc. - Madison

Please contact the Search Committe chairs DIRECTLY for any further
information.


History of Islam

The Department of History and the Religious Studies Program at UW-Madison seek
a scholar in the history of Islam, 1500-present, rank open. The successful
applicant will work on Islam in South Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, or
North Africa, and have demonstrated a commitment to comparative,
historically-grounded, and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of
religion. The appointment will be 100% in History, but the candidate will
teach
courses crosslisted in Religious Studies and participate actively in the
Religious Studies Program.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting date: August
23, 1999. Application deadline: March 31, 1999. Send application letter, CV,
three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (minimum length: an
article or dissertation/book chapter) to

Chair, Search Committee in the History of Islam
Department of History,University of Wisconsin-Madison,
3211 Humanities Building
455 North Park
Street, Madison, WI 53706

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding
applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed
confidentiality. AA/EOE. UW-Madison encourages applications from women and
minorities.

Anthropology of Islam.

The Department of Anthropology and the Religious Studies Program at UW-Madison
seek an anthropologist of religion with competence in Central Asia, the
Mideast, Southeast Asia, or West Africa, rank open. We want a scholar who has
done substantial fieldwork in the relevant region, and who is concerned with
interregional themes: transnational religion, religious globalization, Islam
and the state, Islam and modernization, Islamic minorities, Islam and gender.
The appointment will be 100% in Anthropology, but the candidate will teach
courses crosslisted in Religious Studies and participate actively in the
Religious Studies Program.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting date: August
23, 1999. Application deadline: March 31, 1999. Send application letter, CV,
three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (minimum length: an
article or dissertation/book chapter) to:

Chair, Search Committee in Anthropology and Islam
Department of Anthropology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
5240 Social Science Building
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding
applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed
confidentiality. AA/EOE. UW-Madison encourages applications from women and
minorities.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- CEDPA Advisor on AIDS & Child Survival in

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <JohnSch(a)elcat1.osh.su>
Posted: 23 Feb 1999
Almaty
Advisor on AIDS & Child Survival in Almaty

JOB OPPORTUNITY- CEDPA Advisor on AIDS & Child Survival in
Almaty
Founded in 1975, the Centre for Development and Population
Activities (CEDPA) is a nonprofit international organization dedicated to
empowering women through partnership projects, training and advocacy. CEDPA
has recently been awarded a USAID contract to provide Technical Advisors in
AIDS and Child Survival (TAACS) to USAID offices overseas and here in
Washington. We are looking for highly qualified individuals for TAACS
positions and in-house position. TAACS - Central Asian Republics.
Position
is based in Almaty. The TAACS Advisor will provide services to the USAID
Regional Mission for Central Asia which includes the Republics of
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The
candidate must be a US citizen, have or be able to obtain a security
clearance, and shall have, at a minimum the following qualifications: -
Advanced degree in Public Health; 8-10 yrs experience with managing USAID
programs and knowledge of USAID regulations; experience in Central Asian
Republics and or NIS region preferred but not required; knowledge of
computer software and hardware used in USAID system is necessary; Russian
language preferred but not required.
This is a senior level position
requiring an individual with extensive credentials in designing,
negotiating and managing complex multi-sectoral development programs in a
multiplicity of cultures and circumstances. The position requires the
independence of action and decision making in implementing USAID's health,
population, humanitarian and disaster assistance portfolio. Excellent
benefits. Please send resume/cv with salary history to:
CEDPA
1400 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Attn: Sharon Rubright

fax: 202-332-4496
e-mail: srubright(a)cedpa.org
For additional
information on these positions and CEDPA programs, please visit our home
page at www.cedpa.org
Serguei A. Oushakine
Forwarded from CIVILSOC

JOB OPPORTUNITY- CEDPA Advisor on AIDS & Child Survival in

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <JohnSch(a)elcat1.osh.su>
Posted: 23 Feb 1999
Almaty
Advisor on AIDS & Child Survival in Almaty

JOB OPPORTUNITY- CEDPA Advisor on AIDS & Child Survival in
Almaty
Founded in 1975, the Centre for Development and Population
Activities (CEDPA) is a nonprofit international organization dedicated to
empowering women through partnership projects, training and advocacy. CEDPA
has recently been awarded a USAID contract to provide Technical Advisors in
AIDS and Child Survival (TAACS) to USAID offices overseas and here in
Washington. We are looking for highly qualified individuals for TAACS
positions and in-house position. TAACS - Central Asian Republics.
Position
is based in Almaty. The TAACS Advisor will provide services to the USAID
Regional Mission for Central Asia which includes the Republics of
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The
candidate must be a US citizen, have or be able to obtain a security
clearance, and shall have, at a minimum the following qualifications: -
Advanced degree in Public Health; 8-10 yrs experience with managing USAID
programs and knowledge of USAID regulations; experience in Central Asian
Republics and or NIS region preferred but not required; knowledge of
computer software and hardware used in USAID system is necessary; Russian
language preferred but not required.
This is a senior level position
requiring an individual with extensive credentials in designing,
negotiating and managing complex multi-sectoral development programs in a
multiplicity of cultures and circumstances. The position requires the
independence of action and decision making in implementing USAID's health,
population, humanitarian and disaster assistance portfolio. Excellent
benefits. Please send resume/cv with salary history to:
CEDPA
1400 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Attn: Sharon Rubright

fax: 202-332-4496
e-mail: srubright(a)cedpa.org
For additional
information on these positions and CEDPA programs, please visit our home
page at www.cedpa.org
Serguei A. Oushakine
Forwarded from CIVILSOC

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Consultants for Gender Project in Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: GID Bureau <wid(a)imfiko.bishkek.su>
Posted: 20 Feb 1999

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Consultants for Gender Project in Kyrgyzstan
UNDP Kyrgyzstan is implementing a project Supporting Women In Leadership. Th
is NEX project aims to build Kyrgyz women's capabilities to strengthen their
 leadership skills, while at the same time creating an appropriate environme
nt for their increased participation in leadership at all levels and in vari
ous sectors. It is an exciting as well as important project.
We are now urgently looking for a Gender In Governance Specialist and a Gend
er and Media Specialist for this project (the persons may also be a speciali
st in one of the fields with good knowledge of the other).
A. Gender In Governance Specialist
TASKS
1. to prepare a Nationwide Training and Consultation Programme on Women in
   Political Leadership, and
2. to conduct a Gender Sensitivity Assessment of political party mandates
   and key sectoral policies and programmes, presenting the findings at a
   high level Gender and Governance workshop.
TIMING
One and a half months starting as soon as possible.
REMUNERATION
DSA at the standard rate for Bishkek, travel to and from Bishkek, mission fe
e according to the experience of the candidate and within UNDP rates.

B. Gender and Media Specialist
TASKS
1. Identify cooperating partners in media
2. Conduct Training Programme for journalists, based upon a Needs Assessment
3. Develop a media campaign strategy with trained journalists
4. Finalize with a national team a book on Kyrgyz Women in Leadership
TIMING
One and a half months, of which one month in Kyrgyzstan and 10 working days
in country of origin. Starting date of the mission is 1 June 1999.
REMUNERATION
Travel to and from Bishkek, rest to be discussed (either lump sum or DSA plu
s fee).
For more information, please contact directly:
Dina Shukurova
Project Coordinator
Women in Leadership Project
wid(a)imfiko.bishkek.su
Kyrgyzstan, 720000
Bishkek
78 Pushkin Street, "Dom Druzhby"
Tel. (312) 663885
Fax (312) 663885

We are looking forward to your soon suggestions of candidates known to you.
If possible, also send us their CVs.
Gabriela Buettner

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Archaeologist Wanted- Ctr for Study of Eurasian Nomads

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)csen.org>
Posted: 2 Feb 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Archaeologist Wanted- Ctr for Study of Eurasian Nomads

The Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads has an opening for an
experienced archaeologist.  The position provides for transportation plus
salary.

Project description, and a photograph of the excavation site is available
on the CSEN Website:
http://www.csen.org/Beiram.kurgan/Beiram.excavation.html

If interested, please contact:

Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball
Executive Director
Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads (CSEN)
American-Eurasian Research Institute, Inc.
1607 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Tel.: 510 549-3708  Fax: 510 849-3137
e-mail: jkimball(a)csen.org
Web pages: http://www.csen.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Institution Building Advisors

Posted by: Henry_Hale/FS/KSG(a)ksg.harvard.edu
Posted: 26 Jan 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Institution Building Advisors

Seeking Regional Institution Building Advisors (RIBAs) for Central Europe
and the Former Soviet Union

The Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI), a public service
project of the American Bar Association (ABA) providing technical legal
assistance in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the New Independent
States (NIS), is seeking two RIBAs to work overseas with CEELI volunteers
and local law related NGOs to develop and implement strategies for
long-term organizational and financial sustainability.

Term: Initially one year, beginning Winter and Summer 1999.

Requires: Self-starter with a minimum of 5 years of experience in
development, administration, and fundraising of NGOs in CEE and NIS.

Salary: Negotiable, depending upon experience.

To apply, fax (202-662-1597) or e-mail (ldickieson(a)abaceeli.org) your
resume and contact information for three references to Lisa Dickieson, by
February 10th.  Only those asked to interview will be contacted.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- USIA Social Science Analyst

Posted by: Debra Javeline <javeline(a)www-vdc.fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 23 Dec 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- USIA Social Science Analyst

ANNOUNCEMENT No. 98-887
December 11, 1998
Origin Office:M/HR;KB

UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY
MERIT PROMOTION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Announcement No.   HRC- 46-99
Opening Date:    12/14/98
Closing Date: 01/22/99

FIRST CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO WELL-QUALIFIED DISPLACED
APPLICANTS IN THE WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA

POSITION TITLE, SERIES AND GRADE:  Social Science Analyst, GS-101-9/11/12
Potential GS-13

SALARY RANGE:   $32,457 - $61,190

LOCATION:  R/RUC - Office of Research, Russia, Ukraine & Commonwealth
Branch

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  All Qualified Applicants (USIA, status and non-status)

DUTIES: The incumbent initiates plans, executes, and reports of public
opinion polls and analyzes, political, economic and cultural developments
and media issues in the countries of the former Soviet Union.  This
involves: (1) obtaining and analyzes results of opinion surveys and media
studies and (2) writing clear, concise, interpretative reports and
memoranda for top-level officials in the USG foreign policy community.

SCREEN OUT FACTOR (Attach a narrative statement addressing this factor).
Knowledge of and experience conducting public opinion polling and analysis.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

A.  Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines
appropriate to the position.
B.  Combination of education and experience - four years of appropriate
experience, or a combination of education and experience which provides
applicants with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral sciences
equivalent to a major in the field. For grades 9/11/12, one year of
specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work
of the position to be filled and which has equipped the candidate with the
specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the
duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have
been at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the normal line of
progression for the occupation in the organization.

SPECIAL RATING FACTORS:  (Relative Numerical Values Equate to a Total of 30
points) [ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO LIST AND WRITE A PARAGRAPH(S)
ADDRESSING EACH SPECIAL RATING FACTOR]

1.   Knowledge of survey research methodology and quantitative data
analysis.  (8)
2.   Skill in organizing and conducting studies of public opinion and
studies of political, economic, and cultural developments.  (7)
3.   Knowledge of the politics, societies and cultures of the former Soviet
Union and U.S. foreign policy toward the region.  (5)
4.   Skill in writing clearly and concisely in English.  (5)
5.   Knowledge of one or more of the major foreign languages of the region.  (5)

ALL APPLICANTS WHO MEET EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/TIME IN GRADE, ETC. WILL BE
CONSIDERED.

HOW TO APPLY:  You have the option of submitting an SF-171, Application for
Federal Employment, an OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment
and its companion, the OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, a
resume, or any other format you choose, providing it contains the
information requested in forms OF-612 and OF-306.  For a detailed
description of the information to include in a resume or other written
format, the flyer "Applying for a Federal Job", which explains the steps of
the employment process, is available in Federal Personnel Offices.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS:  To assure full consideration, USIA and status
applicants must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal.

INTER-AGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):  Current and
former displaced Federal employees in the same local commuting area who are
well qualified must be selected for Federal positions before other
candidates may be considered.  Attach a copy of your RIF separation notice
when applying for appropriate vacancies.  To be determined well qualified
to receive special selection priority for this position, you must meet all
qualification and eligibility requirements, all screen out factors, all
special rating factors, and be rated at the above average level or higher
in each quality ranking factor.

CAREER/CAREER-CONDITIONAL/REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLE:   Non-USIA applicants
with career or career-conditional status or reinstatement eligibility must
submit a copy of their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50)
showing tenure group and promotion potential (if any).

NON-STATUS APPLICANTS:  Non-status applicants claiming eligibility for
other special appointments such as handicapped or former Peace Corps/Vista
Volunteers, must submit proof of eligibility, i.e. letter from Peace Corps
or State Rehabilitation agency.  Non-status candidates eligible for special
appointment who wish to be considered under both special appointment and
competitive procedures must submit two (2) complete applications.  When
only one (1) application is received it will be considered under
competitive procedures (OPM certification) only.

STATUS APPLICANTS:  Status candidates who wish to be considered under both
merit promotion and competitive procedures (OPM certification)) must submit
two (2) complete applications.  When only one (1) application is received
it will be considered under the merit promotion program only. If a list of
eligibles is requested from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), all
non-status candidates who meet minimum requirements will be referred to OPM
for rating, ranking and referral.

VETERANS PREFERENCE:  Non-status applicants claiming veterans preference or
eligibility for Veterans Readjustment Appointment must submit a copy of
their DD-214 and, if disabled, an SF-15 with letter from the Department of
Veterans Affairs.  Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been
separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or
more of continuous active service may apply.

The Defense Authorization Act of November 18, 1997, extended veterans'
preference to persons who served on active duty during the Gulf War from
August 1, 1990, through January 2, 1992.  The law grants preference to
persons otherwise eligible and who served on active duty during the period,
regardless of where the person served or for how long.  The law also
authorizes the Secretary of each military department to award the Armed
Forces Expeditionary Medal for service in Bosnia during the period November
20, 1995, to a date to be determined.  The award of the Medal is qualifying
for veterans' preference.  More information on veterans' preference is
available in the VetGuide that may be found on the United States Office of
Personnel Management web site at [www.opm.gov] or at Federal Personnel
Offices.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TESTING:  Pre-employment drug testing is required for
non-USIA applicants selected for positions requiring a Top Secret
clearance.

RELOCATION EXPENSES:  Relocation expenses will not be paid for persons
selected for this position.

IDENTICAL VACANCIES:  Identical vacancies arising after the closing date of
this announcement may be filled from the same certificate prior to its
expiration.

JOB SHARING:  Job-sharing applicants [approximately 16-24 hours per week]
will be accepted with or without a job-share partner.  Job-share partners
must be clearly indicated on application, or the applicants will be paired
by the selecting official.  If indicated on application, applicants may be
considered for both job-share and full-time.

CONTENT OF APPLICATION:  In addition to specific information requested in

the vacancy announcement, following is what your resume or application must
contain.

JOB INFORMATION

_    Announcement number, and title and grade(s) of the job you are
applying for.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

_    Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day and evening phone
numbers.
_    Social Security Number
_    Country of Citizenship (Most Federal jobs require United States
citizenship)
_    Veterans' preference
_    Reinstatement eligibility (If requested, attach SF-50 proof of your
career or career conditional status)
_    Highest Federal civilian grade held (Also give job series and dates held.)

EDUCATION

_    High School name, city and state, date of diploma or GED
_    College or universities name, city and state, majors, type and year of
any degrees received.  Send a copy of your college transcript only if
requested.

WORK EXPERIENCE

_    Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid work
experience related to the job you are applying for: Job Title; Duties and
accomplishments; Employer's name and address; Supervisor's name and phone
number; Starting and ending dates; Hours per week; Salary.
_    Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

_    Job related training courses (title and year)
_    Job related skills, for example, other languages, computer
software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed
_    Job related certificates and licenses (current only).
_    Job related honors, awards, and special accomplishments, for example,
publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership
activities, public speaking, and performance awards (Give dates but do not
send documents unless requested.)

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL RESULT IN ELIMINATION FROM CONSIDERATION.

WHERE TO APPLY:  Submit a completed application and any additional
documentation as instructed above under How to Apply to the Office of Human
Resources, USIA, Room 518, 301 4th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20547.
Applications received after the closing date of this announcement will not
be considered.  [Postmarks are accepted.]

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE JOB, PLEASE CONTACT KATHY BUTLER (202)
619-4659.

THE UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Teaching position in Armenia, Spring 1999

Posted by: Anne Clift Boris <CEPanne(a)aol.com>
Posted: 17 Dec 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Teaching position in Armenia, Spring 1999

IMMEDIATE VACANCY - TEACH IN ARMENIA

The Civic Education Project (CEP) is seeking a Visiting Lecturer to teach
European Studies and European Integration (in English) at Yerevan State
University, Armenia, during the spring semester 1999, from February to
early June, with a possibility of renewal.  CEP is an international private
non-profit educational organization dedicated to assisting higher education
reform in east/central Europe and the former Soviet Union.  CEP Visiting
Lecturers receive a stipend, housing, round trip airfare, and western
health insurance.  For this position, unlike other CEP fellowships,
American citizenship is required.  If interested, please apply as soon as
possible to:

Civic Education Project
1140 Chapel St. Suite 2A
New Haven, CT  06511
Tel:  (203) 781-0263
Fax:  (203) 781-0265
Email:  cep(a)cep.yale.edu (for additional information)
        vlapplication(a)cep.yale.edu (for an application)
Website: http://www.cep.yale.edu

Announcement provided by

Anne Clift Boris, Ph.D.
Director of Faculty Recruitment and University Relations
Civic Education Project

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Central Asia Director, Civic Education Project

Posted by: Dennis McConnell, Maine Business School <Mac(a)maine.edu>
Posted: 4 Dec 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Central Asia Director, Civic Education Project

===========================================================
Victoria Meadows, of the Civic Education Project (CEP) has
kindly  forwarded information about the search for the CEP
Central Asia Country Director. I have forwarded the
announcement as received. I am posting this note to several
lists on which one might expect to find interested / quali-
fied professionals. So let me apologize in advance to those
who receive multiple copies, and have a low tolerance for
e-mail. For list members who are not familiar with the CEP,
I have attached a brief profile at the end of the message.
For more information, the CEP website is highly recommended.
===========================================================
        CEP Country Director - Central Asia
===========================================================
CEP is accepting applications for the Country Director,
Central Asia. The position is based in Almaty. The Country
Director will lead and administer the CEP Program in the
Country by contracting with universities, managing
finances, and overseeing the work of the CEP Fellows.

Requirements:
An advanced degree in the social sciences or humanities; at
least one year of experience working in the former Soviet
Union; strong communication skills; English fluency, and
working knowledge of the local language or Russian.

Successful candidates should be resourceful, good-natured,
hard working and committed to the goals of this project.

The position is available immediately.

Send cover letter and current resume or CV to:

Katalin Miklos
Civic Education Project
Nador u 9
1051 Budapest
Hungary
Email: kmiklos(a)osi.hu
Fax: (36-1) 327-3221
Tel: (36-1) 327-3842
Web-site: http://www.cep.yale.edu

===========================================================
The Civic Education Project is a private, international,
non-profit organization that supports higher education
reform in societies engaged in political and economic
transition. CEP works to develop the capacity of faculty
and students in Central/Eastern Europe and the former
Soviet Union to teach and carry out research in the social
sciences, law and humanities. Currently CEP has close to
200 Fellows teaching in 18 countries.
===========================================================

*******************************************************************
* Dr. Dennis McConnell                   * E-mail: Mac(a)Maine.edu  *
* Maine Business School                  **************************
* University of Maine                    *    Tel: 1.207.581.1988 *
* Orono, Maine 04469-5723 USA            *    Fax: 1.207.581.1956 *
*******************************************************************

JOB OPPORTUNITY- MIS Manager for Tashkent

Posted by: AC&Partners Executive Search <partners(a)physic.uzsci.net>
Posted: 20 Nov 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- MIS Manager for Tashkent

AC&Partners Executive Search is a subsidiary of CAP Group, Belgium, an
international Human Resources Consultancy company focusing its activities
on the CIS countries.

Presently we are pleased to present the vacant position of MIS Manager for
one of the largest multinationals successfully operating in Central Asia
for already four years.

The candidates are supposed to meet the following requirements:
- degree in MIS management, IT consulting, business consulting
  or other relevant fields
- several years of MIS management or IT consulting experience
- experience of work with such management information systems like
  Platinum and/or BASIS
- knowledge of Windows '97 and Windows '98 operational systems and
  Microsoft Office '95 and '97
- good management and inter-personal skills
- readiness to travel over Uzbekistan
- ability to create own team
- result-orientation

Our client-company is ready to provide the following
compensation package:
- 40-45 thousand USD net per annum (the final amount is negotiable)
- bonuses
- accommodation allowance
- travelling allowance for local and international  business trips
- in-company medical insurance and etc.

The people interested in the present proposal are free to send their CVs
(with duties at each workplace included) to

AC&Partners Executive Search Central Asia & Caucasus.

Code:          (+ 7 3712)
Phone:         353 411
Fax:           353 072 / 661 886
E-mail:        partners(a)physic.uzsci.net
        stan(a)physic.uzsci.net
        recruitment.info(a)acp.uzsci.net

For more thorough information please contact

Mr. Egor Babkin, Senior Consultant for Central Asia & Caucasus.

We would appreciate if you, even not being a person with the required
characteristics, would pass this information to other people, who could be
possibly interested.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Modern Islamic History (incl. Central Asia), Stanford

Posted by: Joel Beinin <beinin(a)leland.stanford.edu>
Posted: 9 Nov 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Modern Islamic History (incl. Central Asia), Stanford

The History Department of Stanford University invites applications for a
full-time, tenure track position in modern Islam, mid-18th century to the
present, at the level of assistant professor to begin September 1, 1999.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or receive their degree before beginning
employment.  The geographical locus of the candidate's research interests
may be Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia or South Asia.  The department
is especially interested in candidates whose interests range across
national boundaries.  The successful candidate will be able to teach basic
lecture courses on the core concepts of Islamic religion and culture and
modern trends in Islam as well as advanced courses in his or her area of
specialization.  Send letter of application, c.v., publication list, three
letters of recommendation, and writing sample (article or dissertation
chapter) by November 15, 1998 to Carolyn Lougee Chappell, Chair, Dept. of
History, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 94305-2024.  Stanford
University is an EOE. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Joel Beinin
Professor of Middle East History
Director, Program in Modern Thought and Literature
Department of History
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2024
(650) 723-4956/723-2886 -T
(650) 725-0597/725-1476 -F
beinin(a)leland.stanford.edu

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- ACTR/ACCELS Positions

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <Gottscha(a)actr.org>
Posted: 29 Oct 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- ACTR/ACCELS Positions

The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

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

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

****************************************************************************
************

- Fulbright Senior Scholar Program
        Program Representative
        Moscow, Russia
        (2 mos. assignment available late-October 1998)

- Russian/Eurasian Language and Scholar Programs
        Program Officer
        Moscow, Russia                (available late-October 1998)

- ACTR Programs
        Program Officer
        Moscow, Russia
        (available mid-October 1998 through August 1999)

- Intern
        Washington, DC                (year round)

- Program Assistant
        Washington, DC                (year round)

The American Councils for International Education: 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.  The American
Councils 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.
__________________________________________________________

The American Councils 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 become available.

The American Councils 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- Rural Civil Society Program, Asia Foundation/Mongolia

Posted by: Michael Rea <mrea(a)asiafound.org>
Posted: 27 Oct 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Rural Civil Society Program, Asia Foundation/Mongolia

Chief of Party, Rural Civil Society Program
The Asia Foundation/Mongolia

The Asia Foundation is seeking candidates for the Chief of Party for the
Rural Civil Society Program (RCSP) in Mongolia.  RCSP is a five-year
project intended to stimulate private sector-led economic growth in rural
areas and smaller cities of Mongolia.

Project Background: Mongolia's dual transition from centralized political
control and a socialist command economy to democracy and a market-oriented
economy has resulted in rapid development and increased prosperity in and
around the national capital of Ulaanbaatar.  However, provincial cities and
rural towns are facing great difficulties in making the transition.  RCSP
is therefore designed to help remove constraints to rural development by
focusing on several key problem areas:  a) provision of information
including basic business training and advice for new and existing SMEs, and
provision of technical assistance in selected areas of manufacturing,
trade, and services; b) development of business associations; c)
development of credit facilities in rural areas; d) training local
government officials in market principles; and e) improving channels for
local business to influence national level policies related to rural
markets.  Activities will be concentrated in the two most promising regions
for economic development in Mongolia outside the capital.  The RCSP will be
funded primarily under a USAID cooperative agreement, and will be
implemented by The Asia Foundation in partnership with Winrock
International and Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI).

Responsibilities: The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for managing
all aspects of the RCSP, including oversight of the wide range of
activities outlined above, interacting with USAID and Mongolian officials,
supervising expatriate staff, local staff, and subcontractors, monitoring
sub-grantees, and managing financial and administrative aspects of the
project.  The COP will report to The Asia Foundation's in-country
Representative in Mongolia and will work closely with expert staff in the
Foundation, Winrock, and DAI in the implementation of the project.  The COP
will need to spend a high proportion of his/her time in rural areas where
most RCSP activities will be implemented.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD, MBA, or similar relevant degree;
Extensive experience with small and medium enterprise development;
Work experience in Mongolia and/or similar transition economies;
Ability to manage a multimillion dollar development program;
Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and supervisory
skills; and
Mongolian and/or Russian language skill desired.

Funding for RCSP is currently under negotiation with USAID, with funding
subject to performance based extensions and availability of funds for up to
five years.  This position is anticipated to begin in January or February,
1999, and is renewable annually for up to five years.  For more
information, please contact: Dr. Vera Young (vyoung(a)asiafound.org) or Mr.
Michael Rea (mrea(a)asiafound.org).

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Research Fellowship on Caspian region, SOAS

Posted by: Bhavna Dave <bd4(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 15 Oct 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Research Fellowship on Caspian region, SOAS

SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES
University of London


Research Fellowship in Politics or Political Economy of the Caspian
Sea and Caucasus Region


The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London,
seeks a Research Fellow with expertise in the International Politics
or Political Economy of the Caspian and Caucasus region.

The successful candidate will have an established research record and
well developed plans for research and publication.  It is expected
that the Fellow's particular research interests will concern the
international relations of countries in the region.

The Fellowship will be for a fixed term of three years.  The Fellow's
research will be an additional element in the School's growing work on
Central Asia and contiguous regions for which SOAS has three
HEFCE-funded special lecturers in Central Asian studies.  The Fellow
may contribute some teaching to Masters level courses.

An application form and further particulars may be obtained from the
Personnel Office, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh
Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG (tel:  0171 323 6189 between
10:00am and 12.00noon, fax: 0171 636 2779, email:
personnel(a)soas.ac.uk).  Overseas candidates may apply directly by
letter, and all applications should be supported by a full curriculum
vitae and the names, addresses, fax and telephone numbers of three
referees.

Closing date:  Friday 13 November 1998

SOAS is an equal opportunities employer.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Project Coordinator: Georgia-S. Ossetia Dialogue Project

Posted by: Susan Lazorchick <slazorch(a)cmgroup.org>
Posted: 2 Oct 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Project Coordinator: Georgia-S. Ossetia Dialogue Project

POSITON AVAILABLE:

Project Coordinator: Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia

Georgia-South Ossetia Dialogue Project
A Joint Project of the
Norwegian Refugee Council
and Conflict Management Group

The Norwegian Refugee Council and Conflict Management Group (Cambridge, MA)
are seeking a Project Coordinator based at the NRC's Tbilisi, Georgia
office for their Georgia-South Ossetia Dialogue Project. The Project
Coordinator will serve as the main liaison between NRC and CMG and will
divide time between NRC's Tbilisi and Tskhinvali offices. Compensation
commensurate with skills and experience. The term of appointment is one
year. Application deadline: October 18, 1998.

Requirements:
- Russian language ability
- Knowledge of the Caucasus region, post-Soviet politics
- Experience with NGO administration and/or conflict resolution and
management.

Duties:
- Serve as key liaison between the Norwegian Refugee Council in Tbilisi and
Conflict Management group in Cambridge, MA, for the Georgia-South Ossetia
Dialogue Project and all other joint efforts.
- Coordinate follow-up activities in the region for project events and
maintain ongoing contact with program participants.
- Provide regular information, research, and analysis to CMG on
developments in the Georgia-South Ossetia, Georgia-Abkhaz and other
possible conflicts in Georgia and the region.
- Support CMG assessment missions and work in the area and direct local
project staff.
- Consult with CMG and the NRC Resident Representative,
- Monitor project finances, develop budget of approved grant for project
expenditures in Georgia, and specify cash flow on monthly basis.
- Other duties assigned by Resident Representative as needed.

Please address all application inquires to:

Arthur Martirosyan, FSU Program Director
or Susan Lazorchick, Program Assistant
Conflict Management Group
The Roger Fisher House
9 Waterhouse Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel.: (617) 354-5444
Fax: (617) 354-8467
martiros(a)law.harvard.edu
slazorch(a)cmgroup.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Acountant/Office Manager, Washington, DC

Posted by: Fund for Democracy and Development <ffdd(a)erols.com>
Posted: 25 Sep 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Acountant/Office Manager, Washington, DC

"The Fund for Democracy and Development, a small, non-profit organization
whose mission is to support the transitional economies of the former Soviet
Union, seeks an entry-level accountant/office manager for its Washington,
DC headquarters.  Responsibilities include bookkeeping, answering phones,
and general office administration.  We seek a person who is reliable,
flexible and who pays close attention to detail.  Please send resume with
cover letter stating salary requirements in confidence to Project Director,
1101 15th Street NW, Suite 1004, Washington, DC 20005 USA.  No phone calls
please."

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Technology Consultants, IREX

Posted by: IREX Human Resources <hr(a)irex.org>
Posted: 21 Sep 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Technology Consultants, IREX

IREX Seeks Technology Consultants

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), a leading nonprofit
organization in international education and training, seeks short and
long-term technology consultants interested in assignments in the United
States, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and the New Independent States.
Applicants must have 2-3 years experience in the information technology
field and be talented, multifaceted business professionals. Candidates must
be well organized, skilled at handling multiple tasks, and possess
excellent technical skills including familiarity with system design and
testing, installation, and conversion and implementation. International
experience and local language ability are desirable. Beneficial skills and
experience include an understanding of TCP/IP networking, Unix system
administration, HTML programming, Cisco routers, and WAN hardware. Send
resume and salary history to:

IREX, HR/TECH1
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: (202) 628-8189
E-mail: hr(a)irex.org
No phone calls please. EOE

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Career Forum & Job Fair in Moscow

Posted by: Anne Marie Hvid <amhvid(a)irex.org>
Posted: 4 Sep 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Career Forum & Job Fair in Moscow

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)  will administer the
third annual Edmund S. Muskie & Freedom  Support Act (Muskie/FSA) Graduate
Fellowship Programs' Career Forum & Job Fair in Moscow on September 19,
1998. This event, sponsored by the United States Information Agency (USIA),
is open to graduates of university level US government sponsored programs
and independent graduates of US universities currently residing in/fellows
returning to the Russian Federation.  Russian and Western companies and
organizations with offices in the Russian Federation are invited to exhibit
by registering for a booth at the Fair.

The Career Forum & Job Fair is designed to promote networking among alumni
and newly returned fellows and to provide newly returned fellows and alumni
with information about the Russian job market and the types of
organizations and industries that hire alumni. Participating
representatives of Russian and Western companies and organizations will
have an opportunity to provide information about their companies and to
solicit resumes from alumni.

In order to participate in the Career Forum & Job Fair, prospective
participants (alumni and companies) must pre-register.

For further information refer to the following website or contact the
IREX/Moscow office directly at career(a)irex.ru.

**Registration forms, resumes, and financial assistance applications can
now be submitted electronically at http://www.irex.ru/acad/forum.htm. or to
the following address/fax/e-mail:  Muskie/FSA Career Forum     Fax at (095)
203-5966 c/o Olga Levadnaya, IREX/Moscow     E-mail <career(a)irex.ru> Ul.
Volkhonka 14, Bldg. 5, 5th floor Moscow, Russia 119842

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: AC&Partners Consulting, Central Asia & Caucasus

Posted by: Partners <partners(a)acp.gimli.com>
Posted: 27 Aug 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITIES: AC&Partners Consulting, Central Asia & Caucasus

Sales Manager Position in Baku

Sales Manager is required for one of leading world producers of home
appliances.

Main requirements:
- age 23-35 years old
- 3-5 years of related experience
- knowledge of local business and economic situation
- ability to work independently

Key responsibilities will include:
- sales monitoring in Baku and throughout of Azerbaijan
- undertaking measures for increase of sales volumes
- supervision of existing and elaboration of new sales channels
- work with distributors
- relevant reporting

Please fax or e-mail your CVs to AC&Partners Executive Search

in Tashkent:
Code:           3712
Phone:          35 34 11 / 35 30 72
Fax:            35 30 72
e-mail:                 partners(a)acp.gimli.com;
partners(a)physic.uzsci.net;
        stan(a)physic.uzsci.net
in Almaty:
Code:           3272
Phone:          62 78 52 / 69 19 06
Fax:            69 19 06


With best regards

Egor Babkin
Senior Consultant
AC&Partners Executive Search


AC&Partners Executive Search is a rapid-growing recruitment and HR
consulting company focusing its activities on the former USSR regions.

Nowadays we are expanding our services for multinational client-companies
onto all over the region of Central Asia and the Caucasus and would be very
interested in people willing to work in Kazakhstan, Kyrghizstan,
Turkmenistan, as well as in Azerbaidjan and Georgia, both local citizens
and expatriates.

The special areas of interest are :
- marketing & sales
- human resources
- banking & finance
- accounting & audit
- engineering personnel, etc.

If you would like to have a chance for changing your present job for a
better one, we would be very pleased to receive your CVs at the addresses
above:

Looking forward to your reply,

AC&Partners Executive Search

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Director, ISAR-Azerbaijan

Posted by: Michelle Kinman <michelle(a)isar.org>
Posted: 26 Aug 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Director, ISAR-Azerbaijan

ISAR:  Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia, is seeking a
Program Director for its Azerbaijan program, based in Baku.  The Director
will manage and work in close cooperation with the Baku staff to ensure
implementation of ISAR's projects, including a management training program,
a small grants program, and an information program for the local,
Azerbaijani NGO community.

ISAR, a nonprofit based in Washington, DC has been active in Azerbaijan
since 1995.  Funded by USAID, ISAR's Azerbaijan program works to stimulate
and help develop the activities of indigenous NGOs working on social,
environmental and other projects that contribute to the development of the
Third Sector in Azerbaijan.  ISAR works at the grassroots level with NGOs
throughout the former Soviet Union and believes in partnership as a key
element to long-term sustainability of NGOs.

Salary range:  $27,000-$30,000 + housing allowance and benefits

Position Starting Date:  November 1, 1998

Responsibilities include:
1.  Motivate, train, support, and supervise the ISAR-Azerbaijan staff;
2.  Oversight of training, grants and other programs;
3.  Oversight of financial reporting and preparation of narrative reports
to USAID and other funders;
4.  Regional travel as necessary;
5.  Outreach for ISAR, interaction with local NGOs, government and the
private sector, and networking with US NGOs and other organizations working
in Azerbaijan;
6.  Program development in coordination with ISAR-DC-based Director of
Programs.

Required qualifications:
1.  Bachelor's degree in post-Soviet studies, international relations,
non-profit management, or related degree.
2.  Professional proficiency (spoken and written) in Russian and/or Azeri
language.
3.  Experience working on the ground in the former Soviet Union.
4.  Proven professional experience leading and motivating others.
5.  Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills.
6.  Computer, E-mail, and Internet proficiency.  Competency with MS-Office
suite or equivalent.
7.  US citizenship.

Preferred qualifications:
1.  Master's degree in post-Soviet or international relations, or
non-profit management.
2.  Experience working on civil society development projects in the NIS/CIS
countries.
3.  Experience in organizing, conducting, and/or coordinating training
programs.
4.  Training-of-trainers experience.
5.  Website development experience.
6.  Familiarity with civil society/NGO development in the Caucasus region.

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

Kate Watters, Director of Programs
ISAR
1601 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC  20009
Fax: 202-667-3291
E-Mail:  <kwatters(a)isar.org>

Those candidates located in the Caucasus region or Central Asia, please
also send your resume to:  Craig McCook, ISAR-Azerbaijan Program Director
at <craig(a)azeri.com>.

Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.  Above materials
must precede any phone calls.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Research Fellow/Officer, Politics, Univ. of Leeds

Posted by: Neil Melvin <polnjm(a)lucs-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk>
Posted: 26 Aug 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Research Fellow/Officer, Politics, Univ. of Leeds

THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS
RESEARCH FELLOW/OFFICER

The above post is available from 1 October 1997 for a fixed period of three
years to work on an Economic and Social Science Research Council project
entitled 'The Russian diaspora and post-communist political and economic
transformation'.  Applicants should have a post-graduate degree in a
relevant area (politics/business studies), experience of independent
research work, and a high degree of fluency in the Russian language.

Salary will be on the scale for Research Staff 1A #15,462 - #23,241
according to qualifications and relevant experience.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr Neil Melvin, Department
of Politics, tele 0113-2334401, fax 0113-233-4400, e-mail
n.j.melvin(a)leeds.ac.uk .

Application forms and further details may be obtained from Tess Hornsby
Smith, Department of Politics, The University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT,
tele 0113-233-6869, e-mail t.r.hornsby-smith(a)leeds.ac.uk . In all enquiries
please quote reference number: 034-039-004-027.

Closing date for application: 11 September 1998.

The University of Leeds promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy.


Tess Hornsby Smith
Department of Politics
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel: 0113 233 6869
Fax: 0113 233 4400
E-mail:t.r.hornsby-smith(a)leeds.ac.uk

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/lucreces/

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- New Tenure-Line Faculty Positions at OSU

Posted by: Diana DuBrul <DuBrul.1(a)osu.edu>
Posted: 13 Aug 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- New Tenure-Line Faculty Positions at OSU

Cultural Theory/Cultural Studies, Middle East

The Ohio State University, Department of Near Eastern Languages and
Cultures (NELC) seeks to make a junior level, tenure-line appointment.  The
successful candidate will have near-native fluency/textual competence in
one or more ancient or modern languages of the area.  Period of study is
open; topical areas of research/teaching interest could include:
regionality/transregionality, ethnicity, frontiers and boundaries, minority
studies; gender/alterity; modernity, colonial/postcolonial studies,
nationalism.  Undergraduate and graduate teaching duties may include some
supervision of language-teaching program.  Interest or experience in
hypermedia-enhanced teaching is welcome.  Salary is competitive.  Send CV,
writing sample, statement of research and teaching goals, and names and
addresses of three referees to Chair, Cultural Theory Search Committee,
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Ohio State
University, 203 Botany and Zoology  Building, 1735 Neil Avenue, Columbus,
OH 43210-1293.  Review of applications will begin November 20, 1998.
Applications received after that date cannot be guaranteed full
consideration.  OSU is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, minorities, persons in categories under-represented in the
discipline, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Language, Culture and Society in the Middle East

The Ohio State University, Department of Near Eastern Languages and
Cultures seeks to make a junior level, tenure-line appointment.  The
successful candidate will have near-native fluency/textual competence in
one or more ancient or modern languages of the area.  Period of study is
open; topical areas of research/teaching interest could include:
sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics/ethnography of speaking
and/or writing, areal or comparative linguistics, discourse theory.
Comparative and theoretical perspectives that reach beyond the region as
classically defined are welcome.  Undergraduate and graduate teaching
duties may include some supervision of language-teaching program.  Interest
or experience in hypermedia-enhanced teaching is welcome.  Salary is
competitive.  Send CV, writing sample, statement of research and teaching
goals, and names and addresses of three referees to Chair, Language,
Culture and Society Search Committee, Department of Near Eastern Languages
and Cultures, The Ohio State University, 203 Botany and Zoology  Building,
1735 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1293.  Review of applications will
begin November 20, 1998.  Applications received after that date cannot be
guaranteed full consideration.  OSU is an Affirmative Action, Equal
Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, persons in categories
under-represented in the discipline, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Visiting Lecturers, Economics - Civic Education Project

Posted by: Victoria Meadows <vmeadows(a)cep.yale.edu>
Posted: 31 Jul 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Visiting Lecturers, Economics - Civic Education Project

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES FOR
ECONOMISTS

Civic Education Project
Visiting Lecturers Program

The Civic Education Project is a private voluntary not-for-profit
organization dedicated to higher education reform and democratic education
at universities in Central/Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Positions are available for the 1998-1999 academic year with the
possibility of renewal.

Who is qualified?
All economists who have an MA (ABD & PhD preferred) or MBA
and are fluent in English.

Deadline to submit applications is AUGUST 10, 1998.

TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Civic Education  Project
P.O. Box  205445  New Haven  CT 06520-5445
Tel: 203.781.0263   Fax: 203.781.0265
Email: <CEP(a)cep.yale.edu>

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Water Policy Specialist: HIID/Almaty, Kazakstan

Posted by: strick(a)hiids.almaty.kz (John R. Strickland)
Posted: 30 Jul 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Water Policy Specialist: HIID/Almaty, Kazakstan

This position starts September 1st in Almaty, Kazakhstan for a citizen of
Kazakhstan.
If you know of any qualified candidates please forward coordinates to John
Strickland at <strick(a)hiids.almaty.kz> (Russian version of the job
description is available.)

Water Institutions and Policy Specialist

Area of Focus
Responsible for working with Resident Advisor on USAID's Environmental and
Policy for Central Asia (EPIC) Environmental Institutions and Communication
Advisor to support work on the restructuring of the irrigation water
management authorities in the five Central Asian countries.  The Specialist
will investigate the key issues relevant to the management transfer of farm
irrigation systems, effective water pricing for irrigation water, and
further development of Water User Associations.  The specialist will need
to work closely with counterparts in the Ministry of Agriculture, State
Property Committee, Anti-Monopoly Committee, and the Ministry of Finance.
The specialist will initially focus work in Kazakhstan, but the work will
expand to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.   An
understanding of economic and legal issues related to the management
transfer of irrigation systems and water pricing is required.  The
specialist will need a working knowledge of the government structures
(oblast and national level) which oversee the agricultural sector.

Responsibilities
- Coordinate/oversee water management and devolution activities with the
Resident Advisor.
- Participate in research for the generation of reports and other
documents. Proof-read Russian translations of program reports.
- Work closely with working group and consultants.
- Assist in the programmatic and logistical organization of events
(meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences).
- Serve as a liaison to counterparts in the five Central Asian Republics.

Qualifications
Candidates should possess a master's degree or equivalent in agriculture,
water resources management, resource economics, or a closely related field,
with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience.  Prior experience with
USAID programs is highly desirable but not required.  Knowledge of English
is desired, but not required.

Please contact:

John Strickland
HIID Resident Advisor
Environmental Policies and Institutions for Central Asia/USAID
e-mail: strick(a)hiids.almaty.kz

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Univ. of Texas at Austin

Posted by: Joseph Norment Bell <joseph.bell(a)msk.uib.no>
Posted: 24 Jul 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Univ. of Texas at Austin

[NOTE: Please direct all inquiries regarding this position to the
Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, not to Dr. Bell, the
arabic-info list, or the CentralAsia-L list.]

Subject: Positions: Lecturer in Islamic Studies
Sender: owner-arabic-info(a)indiana.edu

Islamic Studies: The Department of Middle Eastern Languages
and Cultures at The University of Texas at Austin announces a
one-year position of Lecturer in Islamic Studies beginning
September 1, 1998. Duties include teaching three courses per
semester. Candidates are expected to be able to teach courses on
the history and theology of Islam, the hermeneutics of the
Qur'an, as well as on Sirah, Hadith, and Muslim Thought, and to
deal with original sources. Preference will be given to
applicants with Ph.D. degree. Qualified candidates should send a
resume, publications, and three letters of recommendation to:
Chairman, Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures,
The University of Texas at Austin, West Mall Building, Room
5.120, Austin, Texas 78712, by July 31, 1998. The University of
Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

From: The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 24, 1998

JOB OPPOPTUNITY- Billing Department Manager, AC&Partners, Almaty

Posted by: Partners <partners(a)acp.gimli.com>
Posted: 16 Jul 1998


JOB OPPOPTUNITY- Billing Department Manager, AC&Partners, Almaty

Expatriate Billing Department Manager
is required for an American legal company to work in Almaty office

Key responsibilities:
 - to maintain good relations with clients
 - to ensure all invoices are produced timely and properly

Main requirements for candidate:
 - native of totally fluent English
 - knowledge of Russian, understanding of Kazakh is preferable
 - experience of work in Central Asia
 - background in legal sphere is preferable although not mandatory

If you are interested, please send/e-mail your CVs to:
fax: [7](3272) 35 30 72, 66 18 86
e-mail: partners(a)acp.gimli.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Sr. Publications Coordinator, Central Asia Institute, SAIS

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 23 Jun 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Sr. Publications Coordinator, Central Asia Institute, SAIS

[NOTE: See contact information below.]

General Description

In coordination with the leadership of the Central Asia Institute at the
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the Senior
Publications coordinator (PC) develops, designs and creates, oversees
production and distribution of all current Central Asia Institute
publications, edits its new periodical publication and all future
publications including newsletters, brochures, annual reports, and briefing
papers.  Acting as editor and writer, the PC identifies writers and other
contributors, negotiates payment arrangements, evaluates and edits
submissions, develops design and layout of publications, coordinates and
oversees production and distribution activities.  The PC is also
responsible for the daily monitoring of events and activities in the
Central Asia region to identify individuals and events that are worthy of
published comment.

Qualifications

1. A Bachelor's degree is required, along with substantive knowledge and/or
experience in the politics, economy, leadership, social forces, etc., of as
great an area as Central Asia, the Caucasus and relevant adjoining areas
such as Northern Afghanistan and Sinjiang.
2. Two or more years of experience in publications management, development
and production and/or journalism, to include desktop publishing is a must.
3. A reading knowledge of Russian is necessary, as is the ability to write
clear English prose.
4. Candidates need to have solid relationships and/or a developed network
of contacts with scholars and analysts who deal with issues in Central Asia.
5. Solid editing skills, diplomacy skills, and excellent organizational
skills with the ability to set and meet deadlines are required.

Preferred Qualifications

1. A Master's degree or Kandidat Nauk degree in an academic field relevant
of the region is preferred.
2. Knowledge and experience with major countries active in Central Asia,
such as Russia, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan is desired.  Written and/or oral
fluency in one or more indigenous language(s) of the region is highly
desirable.

Approximate starting salary is $35,000 - $40,000

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume (no e-mail
submissions and no phone calls, please) to:

Director of Human Resources
Paul. H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Room 315
Washington, DC 20036

JOB OPPORTUNITY- RSEP/CI Program Officer, IREX, Moscow

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


JOB OPPORTUNITY- RSEP/CI Program Officer, IREX, Moscow

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) seeks a program officer
to be based in Moscow to work on the USIA-funded Regional Scholar Exchange
Program and FSA Contemporary Issues Fellowships.  This position is
available immediately.

General Duties:

 * Plan and conduct outreach and recruitment for RSEP and CI programs
   throughout Russia;
 * Organize interview selection process for applicants;
 * Lead participation orientation programs;
 * Develop and report on alumni programming for RSEP and CI programs in
   Russia, including supervising Russian electronic alumni journal staff;
 * Coordinate alumni tracking in Russia;
 * Assist in program and financial reporting;
 * Act as a liaison with USIS and other donors working in scholarly
   exchanges;
 * Assist in proposal development;
 * Coordinate all program activities with IREX field offices and DC-based
   project team and director.

Requirements:

 * Fluency in Russian and significant overseas experience;
 * Ability to manage multiple tasks and work in a high-stress environment;
 * Willingness to travel;
 * Strong public speaking and presentation skills;
 * Ease in working in an international setting and exceptional communication
   skills.

Reports to: IREX/Moscow Coordinator of Academic Programs

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter by fax or e-mail to:

John Lechicky
IREX/DC
Fax: 202-628-8189
E-mail: jlechicky(a)irex.org

http://www.irex.org/about/jobs/po-061998.htm


Craig Zelizer
Program Officer
Central and Eastern Europe Division
International Research and Exchanges Board
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
email: czelizer(a)irex.org
Web: Http://www.irex.org
tel. (202)628-8188
fax. (202)628-8189

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Country Director, IREX, Moscow

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


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Country Director, IREX, Moscow

IREX seeks a Country Director for its Moscow-based operations in the
Russian Federation. As the senior representative of IREX in the Russian
Federation, the Director directly manages a Moscow-based staff of 40 and
has oversight responsibilities for the network of IREX representations
elsewhere in the country.

IREX implements programs in a number of areas, including: academic research
and exchanges, institutional partnerships, internet connectivity and
training, NGO development, professional training, student exchange, alumni
outreach, and educational advising.

Requirements:

 * A minimum of two years demonstrated management experience in the NIS at
   a comparable level
 * Ability to represent IREX to Russian and western academic, professional
   and corporate communities in Moscow
 * Experience with US and international funding agencies and with Russian
   counterparts
 * Demonstrated high level of initiative
 * Excellent oral & written communication skills
 * Good Russian language skills
 * Minimum one-year commitment

IREX offers an excellent benefits package and stimulation work environment.
For more information about IREX, contact our website at www.irex.org.

Please send cover letter and resume with salary history to:

John Lechicky
IREX 1616 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Fax (202)628-2261
E-mail: jlechicky(a)irex.org

For more information on IREX, visit us at our web sites at www.irex.org or
www.irex.ru

http://www.irex.org/about/jobs/cd-061898.htm

Craig Zelizer
Program Officer
Central and Eastern Europe Division
International Research and Exchanges Board
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
email: czelizer(a)irex.org
Web: Http://www.irex.org
tel. (202)628-8188
fax. (202)628-8189

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Country Director, Open Society Institute, Armenia

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


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Country Director, Open Society Institute, Armenia

[NOTE- Send all responses to the address below, not Mr. Zelizer]

Open Society Institute seeks Country Director for OSI office in Yerevan,
Armenia, Develop operating and grant-giving programs and implementation
strategies; develop mechanisms for disseminating information about OSI's
grants and scholarships programs; identify and recruit candidates for
graduate studies; recruit, train and supervise local staff; oversee annual
budget. REQUIRES: Fluent English and Russian/Armenian; 4+ years NGO
management; 2+ years work exp. in former Soviet Union; exp. working with a
board; strong financial management, organizational, interpersonal and
writing skills; BA with Masters or other advanced degree preferred.
Extensive travel. Send cover letter/CV to: Open Society Institute, Human
Resources - Code ARMEN, 400 W. 59th Street, NY, NY 10019, or fax to: (212)
548-4607.

Published: 06/21/98 - - Washington Post

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Programme Manager, Save the Children, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Programme Manager, Save the Children, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

[NOTE- Send all responses to the address below, not Mr. Zelizer]

Devastated by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the civil war of 1992-3,
families returned to their homes in 1994 which they found damaged or
destroyed. Many of the men in these families were killed or afraid to
return, leaving female headed households very vulnerable and with little
economic independence. Save the Children Fund's programme initially aimed
to support these women in rebuilding their lives and their confidence, to
gain access to services and contribute to the process of reconciliation.

SCF is working with the government to expand the poverty alleviation
programme by building on progress to date and supporting partner
organisations to carry out similar scale projects across Khatlon and other
districts of Tajikistan. SCF is also developing work to support basic
education provision and is exploring ways to address the growing problems
of very vulnerable children in rural and urban areas, such as those who
work and/or live on the streets.

You will be responsible for the management and development of all SCF
activities in Tajikistan and assist the Programme Director for Central
Asia, based in Uzbekistan, in building the Central Asia programme. You will
have substantial experience of managing overseas development programmes
including staff, financial and resource management. Strong analytical and
planning skills are also vital. A knowledge of Russian/Persian is highly
desirable.

The post has accompanied status and is offered on a 25 month contract, with
a salary of 20,778 British Pounds which should be tax free. You can also
expect a generous benefits package including accommodation, flights and
other living expenses.

For further details and application form please write to Esme Dobson,
Overseas Personnel, SCF, 17 Grove Lane, London SE5 8RD. Closing date: 3
July 1998.

SCF aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

Save the Children

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Human Rights Field Officer, Abkhazia, Georgia

Posted by: T. Smith <tsmith.hchr(a)unog.ch>
Posted: 8 Jun 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Human Rights Field Officer, Abkhazia, Georgia

UN Human Rights Office in Abkhazia, Georgia Seeks Human Rights Field Officer

The objectives of the Human Rights Office in Abkhazia, Georgia (HROAG) are
to promote respect for human rights, protect the human rights of the
population of Abkhazia, Georgia in the spirit of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, contribute to a safe and dignified return of refugees and
internally displaced persons and report on human rights developments in
conformity with UN and OSCE practices.

Summary of Assigned Duties:

The Head of the Human Rights Field Office shall be responsible for the
running of the human rights programme in Abkhazia, Georgia.

He or she shall employ the following means to fulfil the objectives of the
Human Rights Programme in Abkhazia, Georgia:

 * lead in the monitoring of the human rights situation in Abkhazia,
   Georgia through the collection, checking, analysis and reporting on
   human rights, and take appropriate action in consultation with the Chief
   and Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to prevent
   and remedy possible human rights violations;
 * establish and maintain contacts so as to assist the Chief in advising
   competent authorities on how best to improve the human rights situation;
 * organize and oversee reporting to the High Commissioner for Human
   Rights, who will keep all concerned individuals, organizations and
   Governments duly informed on the human rights situation;
 * coordinate the organization of activities for the promotion of
   international human rights standards through human rights education and
   the fostering of local capacities of human rights protection, e.g.,
   through the training for local administrative officials, police, judges,
   prison officers and NGOs, and other activities (such as publications)
   detailed in the relevant UN project document for technical cooperation;
 * provide on-going advisory services to    the local population and
   officials, as necessary;
 * report regularly on the activities of the human rights programme of
   monitoring, technical cooperation and advisory services.

Distribution of duties:

The incumbent, with the assistance of two
other human rights officers, will be
responsible for (with approximate
percentage of time devoted to each duty):

 * The drawing up and periodical revision, in consultation with the
   Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, a Work Plan specifying
   the means by which the objectives of the Mission shall be implemented (1%);
 * Establish and maintain contacts with local and national officials, NGOs,
   international organizations and others with a view to working towards the
   improvement of the human rights situation through monitoring, follow
   up, investigation and redress of human rights violations (15%);
 * Implementation of a defined programme and methodology for monitoring
   activities, in consultation with the Office of the High Commissioner for
   Human Rights (24%);
 * Organization of specific activities of technical cooperation in accordance
   with the work plan of the project of technical cooperation (25%);
 * Provision of advisory services in the area of human rights to the local
   population and local officials, as needed (20%);
 * Preparation of reports and other documents or written materials as well
   as the conduct of missions, meetings and investigations (15%)

Decision making responsibilities and impact:

Decisions will be made under the authority of the Office of the High
Commissioner for Human Rights.

The responsibilities of the human rights field officer require decision
making which will include careful analysis of the character and extent of
information and international human rights standards to determine whether
they constitute human rights violations and where such violations occur,
how they can most effectively be stopped and deterred in future.

The action on the part of the human rights field officer in monitoring, and
working towards the deterrence of human rights violations requires the
establishment and maintenance of a cooperative relationship with local
authorities and diplomatic, NGO, international and other relevant
representatives, under the guidance of the Chief.

A lack of such contacts or an insufficient measure of reliability and
sensitivity in these relationships risks undermining the credibility of the
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights as neutral, impartial and
independent actors capable of working productively towards the better
realization of human rights protection and promotion in the region.

The duty to report on human rights, regarding both violations and redress,
requires thoroughness and careful judgement in gathering, checking,
documentation, legal analysis and follow up of cases. An insufficient
standard of care paid to reporting on human rights risks the proliferation
of misunderstandings and may increase the spread of unwarranted allegations
or disinformation.

The duty to promote human rights through activities of technical
cooperation requires thorough consideration as to how best to help public
authorities and NGOs, primarily those in positions responsible for the
maintenance and promotion of law and order and human rights, in order to
bring their professional practices into greater conformity with
international human rights standards and develop sustainable capacity in
human rights promotion and protection. Inadequate achievement of these
objectives may render the efforts of the United Nations and more
specifically, of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
transitory, unless public authorities and NGOs foster abiding respect for
human rights and the rule of law.

Type of recommendations to be made:

The Head of the Human Rights Office shall formulate recommendations on what
specific actions in the area of protection and promotion of human rights in
Abkhazia, Georgia should be taken to enhance observance of international
human rights norms. The Head of the Office shall prepare recommendations as
to the contents of reports to be made by the Secretary-General and High
Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation in Abkhazia, Georgia.

Goals and Objectives of the post:

To ensure the effective observance of international human rights norms in
Abkhazia, Georgia, thereby helping to achieve the Mission of the OHCHR and
the goals provided for under the United Nations Charter relative to the
protection and promotion of human rights for all.

Extent of Supervision:

The Head of the Human Rights Office will report to the High Commissioner
for Human Rights. Circumstances will demand independent action and
responsibility, but only under the line of authority of the United Nations.

Qualifications:

Education: Advanced university degree in law, political science, social
sciences or international relations. Specialized study of human rights
preferred.

Experience: A minimum of five years international experience, including at
least one year working directly on human rights. Specialization in
monitoring and reporting on human rights and experience in advisory
services and the organization of human rights training activities in field
operations highly desirable.

Languages: Fluency in Russian and English required.

Letters of application with c.v. should be sent as soon as possible to:

Ms. T. Smith
Office of the High Commissioner for Human
Rights Room A-517 United Nations 1211
Geneva 10 SWITZERLAND fax: 4122 917-0213
e-mail: tsmith.hchr(a)unog.ch

For further information about the field office in Abkhazia, Georgia and
about the work of the High Commissioner for Human Rights generally, please
see the OHCHR web site: http://www.unhchr.ch

JOB OPPORTUNITY- USAID, Democracy Officer in Almaty, Kazakstan

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 3 Jun 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- USAID, Democracy Officer in Almaty, Kazakstan

Democracy Officer
     ISSUANCE
     DATE:6/02/98
     CLOSING
     DATE:6/21/98

SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC) No. 29

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID), is seeking proposals (Standard Form
171's) from persons interested in the PSC services described in the attached.

Submissions shall be in accordance with the attached information at the
place and time specified.

Any questions may be directed to Sandra S. Williams, Deputy Executive
Officer, who may be reached at FAX No. 7-3272-50-76-36 or 7-3272-69-64-90,
or E-Mail swilliams(a)usaid.gov.

Offerors should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which
accompany their proposals.

Sincerely,

Sandra S. Williams
Deputy Executive Officer

1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: 29
2. ISSUANCE DATE: 6/02/98
3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED
    FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 6/21/98
4. POSITION TITLE: DEMOCRACY OFFICER
5. MARKET VALUE: $52,176 - $67,827
6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 2 years
7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: USAID/CENTRAL ASIA, Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN 8.
JOB DESCRIPTION:

1) Located in Almaty, Kazakhstan the USAID Regional Mission for Central
Asia (USAID/CAR) is responsible for the development and management of the
U.S. Government's assistance program to the five Central Asian republics:
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. This
personal services contractor (PSC) position for a U.S. citizen is located
in the Office of Democratic Transition which is one of three major line
offices within the regional USAID Mission for Central Asia (USAID/CAR).

OBJECTIVE

The incumbent will provide administrative, professional and technical
support to USAID's Democratic Transition Director and Legal Advisor. In
consultation with the Director and Deputy Director of USAID/CAR, and the
five U.S. Ambassadors for the Central Asian Republics, and under the
general direction of USAID's Democratic Transition Director, this officer
is responsible for the development and implementation of governmental and
non-governmental sector activities and programs furthering democratic
governance and rule of law.

Support by the incumbent to the Democratic Transition Director and Legal
Advisor will include assistance, as directed, by the Director in each of
the following, and other areas:

- The development of strategies, plans and budgets for the programs and
activities of the USAID supported contractors and grantees engaged in rule
of law and democratic initiatives in Central Asia with emphasis on programs
in the areas of civic education.

- The coordination of programs and activities of such USAID supported
contractors and grantees.

- The development and dissemination of statements and summaries of actual
impacts arising from the programs and activities of such contractors and
grantees.

- The administrative aspects in the field of the conduct of programs and
activities of such contractors and grantees.

- Coordination within USAID/CAR and with the USAID representatives and US
Embassies in the various countries of Central Asia in respect to the
development and implementation of programs.

- Providing information on similar programs conducted by other donors in
Central Asia and by USAID and other organizations in other areas of NIS and
the world through sources such as the AID democracy center.

- Maintaining day-to-day contact with such contractors and grantees
regarding their activities.

3. The incumbent's position requires sound and independent judgment, and he
or she is expected to manage several democracy projects, with minimal
supervision of the ODT Director. The contractor will work with another
democracy officer in ODT as well as with the ODT Director. The contractor
is expected to be well versed in team skills and committed to the team mode
of operations as he or she will be a Team Facilitator on the Mission's
Democracy Team, which includes people from other Mission offices and
operates as a true team. Travel within the CAR region is an essential
requirement of the position, and the contractor should anticipate being on
the road at least once or twice a month and occasionally more.

4. The contractor will be required to obtain a secret security clearance
and obtain medical clearance requirements.

5. BENEFITS: If the contractor is hired offshore, benefits will include
post differential, cost of living allowance, moving expenses, storage,
housing and furnishings, R&R, shipment of a POV, and other allowances and
benefits per USAID regulations. Basic household furnishings, including
major appliances, will be provided by USAID or will be available in leased
quarters to be provided by USAID. Shipment of a POV is authorized but
should the contractor wish to purchase a new or used vehicle locally for
personal use, both are readily available at favorable prices.

6. The Democracy Specialist must possess of a collegiate degree. An
experience in program development and implementation in the private and/or
public sector is required. Experience in democracy or rule of law programs,
human rights, or other public interest areas or otherwise in the United
States or abroad is necessary. Experience working in relation to programs
in Central Asia or other areas of the NIS is highly desirable.  Russian
language capability (or capability in one of the languages of the CAR) is
desirable but not required. A general knowledge of USAID policies and
programming systems is desirable. Strong analytical/writing and
communications skills, including the ability to deal professionally and
successfully with matters of administration and coordination are important.

7. USAID/CAR expects to award a personal services contract for no less than
two years. The contract will be signed in July 1998 and the contractor will
begin as soon as possible. The selected individual must complete all
medical examinations as well as undergo required security clearances.

8. Almaty is a beautiful city nestled against mountains, bursting with
parks and fountains, with tree-lined streets and flower gardens. The city
has the excitement of Kazak culture with its nomadic and warrior heritage
as well as the benefits of the Russian culture - ballet, museums, opera,
choirs, and circus. It has the charm and challenges of colorful native
markets, as well as the convenience of modern supermarkets. Located at an
altitude of 650 meters, where steppe meets mountain, Almaty is backed by
the snow-capped Tien Shan to the South and faced by a vast plain which
stretches to Siberia in the North. There are many places for skiing,
skating, hiking, rafting, helicopter trips, camping, and other outdoor
activities outside the city. The Almaty International School provides
American curriculum for children in grades K-12.

9. Qualified individuals are requested to submit Applications including SF
171 or its equivalent, resume, and salary history to USAID/CAR: attention
Sandra S. Williams, Deputy Executive Officer, c/o American Embassy, via
telefax number 73272696490; or by e-mail to swilliams(a)usaid.gov.
Expressions of interest must be received by June 21, 1998. Applications
received after that date will not be considered.

Information:
http://www.info.usaid.gov/ftp_data/pub/OP/PSC/ASIA2

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Human Rights Watch Researchers, New York & Tashkent

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 29 May 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Human Rights Watch Researchers, New York & Tashkent

Researcher on Central Asia (New York)

Human Rights Watch, the largest U.S.-based international human rights
monitoring and advocacy organization, is seeking a researcher for its
Europe and Central Asia Division to be based in New York.

Description:
 * supporting and maintaining communication with regional offices in
   Tashkent and Dushanbe;
 * bringing human rights violations to the attention of government bodies
   in the countries of the region, other CIS states, the United States and
   Europe, and to international bodies such as the UN, OSCE, and EU;
 * developing strategies together with Human Rights Watch's New York,
   Washington, London, Brussels, and Moscow offices to put pressure on the
   governments of Central Asia to curb abuses;
 * traveling to the region on occasional fact-finding missions, and keeping
   abreast of human rights developments there;
 * writing reports, advocacy letters, press releases, op-eds, and speeches;
 * developing contacts and promoting Human Rights Watch's concerns in the
   international media, academia, and other institutions, including by making
   presentations at scholarly institutions, government bodies, and
conferences.

Qualifications:   The researcher will be based in New York and should be
prepared to travel to the region for research and to Europe and within the
U.S. for advocacy.  He or she should have a very good command of Russian
and, preferably, one or more regional languages.  He or she should be an
eloquent advocate and have excellent writing and editing skills, a
background in related regional studies, experience in field research, and a
demonstrated commitment to international human rights.  The position is
available beginning July 1998.

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, pension plans, and
twenty days of vacation per year.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH JUNE 12, 1998.  Please send cover
letter, resume, references, and unedited writing sample (no calls, please) to:

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
Attn: Researcher Search -- Central Asia (NY)
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299 USA


RESEARCHER ON CENTRAL ASIA (Tashkent)

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

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'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, experience in field research, and a demonstrated commitment to
international human rights.  The position is available immediately.

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, pension plans, and
twenty days of vacation per year.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH JUNE 12, 1998.  Please send cover
letter, resume, references, and unedited writing sample (no calls, please) to:

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
Attn: Researcher Search -- Central Asia (Tashkent)
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299 USA
Fax: (212) 972-0905

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Persian Lecturer, University of Chicago

Posted by: Marlene Tuttle <mtuttle(a)midway.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 19 May 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Persian Lecturer, University of Chicago

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the
University of Chicago announces a full-time position for a Lecturer in
Persian effective October 1998, for one year. Duties will include teaching
three quarters of elementary and three quarters of intermediate Persian
each year. This is not a tenure-track position.

Applicants should have native or near-native proficiency in modern literary
Persian, appropriate degrees (Ph.D. is desirable,) and extensive Persian
Language teaching experience. Some knowledge of literary Arabic is most
useful.

Please send a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendations.  THE
POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Send resume to:
Persian Search Committee
Department of Near Eastern Language and Civilizations
1155 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action and an Equal Opportunity
Employer.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- History of Islam, Asst. Prof. Position, Columbia University

Posted by: Monica Martinez <mjv21(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 12 May 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- History of Islam, Asst. Prof. Position, Columbia University

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY:  The Department of Middle East & Asian Languages and
Cultures at Columbia University invites applications for a full-time
position in Modern Intellectual History of the Islamic World at the level
of Assistant Professor to begin January 1, 1999.  The candidate must
demonstrate excellent abilities to teach courses in English and Arabic on
both undergraduate and graduate levels.  Ph.D. degree is required.  S/he
should be able to integrate course offerings within the general program
offered by the Department, and participate in the core curriculum.  The
candidate may be expected to teach courses in Arabic language.  Send C.V.
and three letters of recommendation to Professor H. Dabashi, Chair, Islamic
Search Committee, 602 Kent Hall, Mail Code 3928, Columbia University, New
York, NY 10027.  Applications will be reviewed starting July 1, 1998.
Columbia University is especially interested in receiving applications from
qualified women and minorities.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Academic ESL Teachers, ACCELS, Tashkent

Posted by: ACCELS Tashkent <accels(a)actr.bcc.com.uz>
Posted: 7 May 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Academic ESL Teachers, ACCELS, Tashkent

Academic ESL teachers needed this summer in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
ACCELS (The American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language
Study), a private, non-profit, educational organization, seeks experienced
ESL teachers for summer classes in Tashkent for university students
preparing to enroll in degree programs in the US this fall.

Appointments will be for approximately two months, from early June to mid
August 1998. Compensation will include suitable housing (according to
market standards) or cash housing allowance, emergency medical evacuation
insurance, visa support, and round-trip domestic and international travel.
Salary will be based on teaching experience and level of education.

Deadline for submissions May 15.

Experience teaching academic ESL highly desirable. Familiarity with any of
the following academic fields also a plus: economics, international law,
information and computer science, 'hard' sciences, agriculture, ecology,
irrigation management, or journalism and mass communications.

Teachers holding an MATESOL or equivalent degree or with equivalent ESL
teaching experience are urged to apply. Graduate students pursuing such a
degree are also encouraged to apply.

Resumes may be e-mailed in ASCII test to: accels(a)actr.bcc.com.uz
Subject line should read "Summer ESL"
Resumes may be faxed to: 011-7-3712-407-003

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Lecturer in Central Asian Languages, U. Wisconsin-Madison

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)vms2.macc.wisc.edu>
Posted: 6 May 1998

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Lecturer in Central Asian Languages, U. Wisconsin-Madison
CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM
and the
CENTER FOR RUSSIA, EAST EUROPE, AND CENTRAL ASIA
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
announce the availability of the following position:
Position:
Lecturer in Central Asian Languages (part-time)
Qualifications:
Minimum ABD. Candidate must have proficiency training and language teaching
experience. Candidates must be fluent in English.
Description:
We are seeking a candidate to teach Kazak on the first and/or second year
levels. Preference will be given to candidates who also have expertise in
other Central Asian/Turkic languages such as Uzbek or Tatar and can offer a
course on Central Asian civilization.
Deadline:
May 29, 1998 or until the position is filled
For further information or to submit applications contact:
Rita A. Krueger, Associate Director
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
University of Wisconsin
210 Ingraham Hall
tel. 608/262-3379; fax 608/265-3062
E-mail: creeca(a)macc.wisc.edu
http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/creeca/

Uli Schamiloglu
Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies
1452 Van Hise Hall -- University of Wisconsin
1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI  53706  USA
tel. 1-608-262-7141 off.; 1-608-262-3498 dept.; 1-608-265-2814 fax
tel. 1-608-243-8300 residence
E-mail: uschamil(a)macc.wisc.edu

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Co-Director, ISAR-Central Asia, Almaty, Kazakstan

Posted by: Michelle Kinman <michelle(a)isar.org>
Posted: 28 Apr 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Co-Director, ISAR-Central Asia, Almaty, Kazakstan

ISAR: Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia, is seeking a
Program Co-Director for its Central Asia program, based in Almaty,
Kazakstan.  The Director will implement ISAR's projects, including a
grants program, technical assistance, and information dissemination, with
local environmental NGOs in each of the five Central Asian countries
(Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan).  The Co-
Director will work in partnership with a local Co-Director, implementing
the program together.

ISAR, a nonprofit based in Washington, DC, has been active in Central Asia
since 1993, when we opened the Almaty office and began a small grants
program for environmental nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the
region.  ISAR works at the grassroots level with NGOs throughout the
former Soviet Union and believes in partnership as a key element to long-
term sustainability of NGOs.

Salary range: $27,000-$30,000 + benefits.

Responsibilities Include:
1. Management of Almaty office;
2. Oversight of grant and other programs, coordination with local Board of
   Advisors;
3. Preparation of financial and narrative reports for USAID and other
   funders;
4. Regional travel as necessary;
5. Training, support and supervision of staff;
6. Outreach for ISAR, interaction with local NGOs, government and the
   private sector, and networking with US development organizations;
7. Working in cooperation with local co-director.

Required:
1. BA in Post-Soviet Studies, International Affairs or related degree;
2. Spoken and written competency in Russian;
3. Basic knowledge of political, environmental and social issues in NIS;
4. Experience working in the former Soviet Union;
6. Proven management ability and leadership skills;
7. Cross-cultural sensitivity, strong interpersonal skills;
8. Knowledge of computers and competence with e-mail programs;
9. US citizenship.

Desirable:
1. Understanding of environmental issues and NGO development in Central
   Asia;
2. Work and/or travel experience in Central Asia;
3. MA in Post-Soviet Studies, Environmental Studies or related degree.

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

Kate Watters, Director of Programs
ISAR
1601 Connecticut Ave., NW #301
Washington, DC 20009
Fax: 202-667-3291
E-mail: <kwatters(a)isar.org>

*Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Above materials
must precede any phone calls.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Middle East Cultural Anthropologist, Univ. of Utah

Posted by: Laurence D. Loeb <larry.loeb(a)anthro.utah.edu>
Posted: 14 Apr 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Middle East Cultural Anthropologist, Univ. of Utah

University of Utah, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a
tenure-track position in Middle East Cultural Anthropology at the assistant
professor level.  This appointment will be held jointly with the Middle
East Center.  While we will give preference to applicants whose research
and/or teaching specialties include health related topics, outstanding
candidates with other topical specialties will receive our careful
consideration.  Review of applicants will begin November 1, 1998 and
continue until the position is filled.  Ph.D. required.  Candidates are
expected to have and maintain an active program of research and
publication, as well as complement and enhance existing programs in the
Department and Middle East Center.  Applicants should submit a letter of
interest, vita, and names of three references to:  Middle East Cultural
Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 102 Stewart
Bldg., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112.  Applications from
women and minorities are strongly encouraged.  The University of Utah is an
equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and provides reasonable
accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.

Laurence D. Loeb
loeb(a)anthro.utah.edu
[801] 581-8535, Fax: [801] 581-6252

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Peace Corps Directors, Tashkent and Yerevan

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 13 Apr 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Peace Corps Directors, Tashkent and Yerevan

[Note: Direct all inquires regarding this posting to the Peace Corps -- not
to Mr. Zelizer or CentralAsia-L]

Date: April 2, 1998
Institution or Company: Peace Corp.
Position: Associate Peace Corps Director Programming & Training (APCD)
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan or Yerevan, Armenia
Salary: Range: FP-04: $38,586-$56,665 - FP-03: $47,619-$69,930
Application Deadline: April 24,1998
Starting Date: Negotiable

Responsibilities: The Associate Peace Corps Director (APCD) for Programming
and Training (informal title Programming and Training Officer) assists the
Country Director in the administration of the Peace Corps program,
providing oversight, supervision, and support to Peace Corps staff and
Volunteers in the development, management, and evaluation of projects and
training programs.  S/he is responsible for the maintenance of quality
programming and training consistent with the thrusts of the host country
government and Peace Corps policies and priorities.  Evaluates overall
organizational effectiveness and develops strategies and action plans to
meet training, programming, and volunteer support needs as appropriate.

Qualifications: The following qualifications are not mandatory for
selection to this position.  However, highly competitive applicants will
have experience and/or education in all or most of the following: 1)
interpersonal skills, including counseling, conflict resolution, and crisis
intervention; 2) representational and public speaking skills, including the
ability to interact with middle and high level officials; 3) experience in
developing policy guidelines and writing reports; 4) knowledge of
integrated planning and budgeting systems; 5) regional or country specific
knowledge, e.g., knowledge of Russian or Armenian language, the Newly
Independent States (NIS) or Eastern European countries, etc.; 6) knowledge
of Peace Corps or other international voluntary organizations; 7) an
additional desired qualification for Armenia is a strong professional and
academic background in business.

The applicant must meet the following requirements: (1) they must be a U.S.
citizen; (2) they may not have been employed in certain
intelligence-related activities; (3) they must submit an application which
clearly documents at least four full years of experience performing work
related to the duties described in the preceding paragraph.  This
experience must include all of the following: 1) at least three years of
experience in community-based project development, management, and
evaluation in an overseas or multicultural context; 2) at least one year
experience with the delivery of training, and/or other experiences that
have provided the applicant with knowledge of multiple teaching
methodologies, curriculum development, and non-formal adult education; and
3) at least 18 months of supervisory or other experience that demonstrates
skill in leading, motivating, and managing individuals. **To receive
maximum consideration, it is essential that applicants specifically address
how they meet the Mandatory and Desired Qualifications.

To Apply:
    Office of Human Resource Management
    Room 4100, 1990 K Street, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20526

Website: http://www.peacecorps.gov

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Project Manager, TOB, Almaty, Kazakstan

Posted by: Ines Lehmann <tob_ineslehmann(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 13 Apr 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Project Manager, TOB, Almaty, Kazakstan

Treuhand Osteuropa Beratungsgesellschaft mbH (TOB) seeks a Project Manager
to manage and implement the Tacis financed project "Assistance to the
Almaty Post Privatisation Centre". TOB is a management consultancy firm
specialising in privatisation and restructuring (for further details,
please see our website http:\\www.tob.de).

DUTIES: Supervise a team of foreign and local staff; work closely with
government counterparts and Medeo centre management as well as the donor
(Tacis) task manager to ensure that the project goal, purpose and outputs
are achieved.

REQUIREMENTS: EU-national, MBA or equivalent in economics, 7-15 years field
experience, preferably in Kazakstan or in other CIS countries; highly
developed skills in written and spoken English; excellent cross-cultural
skills; experience with complex donor grant requirements; and computer
literacy with good working knowledge of word processing, and e-mail
software. PREFERENCES: Long-term commitment required (10 months).

Contact:
TOB
Derk Blink, Partner
Alexanderplatz 6
10178 Berlin
Germany

Tel.: +4930 / 2431 2540
Fax: +4930 / 2431 25 90
or e-mail: TOB_Berlin(a)compuserve.com


Ines Lehmann
Senior Manager
TOB Berlin

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Civic Education Project, Country Directors in Central Asia

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 6 Apr 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Civic Education Project, Country Directors in Central Asia

Civic Education Project

 - Country Director
 - Deputy Country Director

The Civic Education Project is a private, international, non-profit
organization that supports higher education reform in societies engaged in
political and economic transition. CEP works to develop the capacity of
faculty and students in Central/Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
to teach and carry out research in the social sciences, law and humanities.
Currently CEP has 142 Fellows teaching in 18 countries.

CEP is accepting applications for the following positions:

     Country Director Baltics, based in Latvia, Lithuania or Estonia
     Country Director Central Asia, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan
     Deputy Country Director Central Asia, based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
     Deputy Country Directors (2) Russia, 1 based in Moscow and 1 based in
        Siberia
     Deputy Country Director Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, based in Kyiv,
        Ukraine

The Country Director will lead and administer the CEP Program in the
Country by contracting with universities, managing finances, and overseeing
the work of the CEP Fellows.

The Deputy Country Director will assist the Country Director in
administration of the CEP Program.

Requirements: An advanced degree in the social sciences or humanities; at
least one year of experience working in the former Soviet Union; strong
communication skills; English fluency, and working knowledge of the local
language or Russian. Successful candidates should be resourceful,
good-natured, hard working and committed to the goals of this project.

The appointments start June 15, 1998. Application deadline is May 1, 1998.

Send cover letter and current resume or cv to:

Katalin Miklos
CEP
Nador u 9
1051 Budapest
Hungary
Email: kmiklos(a)cep.yale.edu or kmiklos(a)osi.hu
Fax: (36-1) 327-3221
Tel: (36-1) 327-3342
http://www.cep.yale.edu

Victoria Meadows
Civic Education Project
P.O. Box 5445 Yale Station
New Haven, CT  06520

vmeadows(a)cep.yale.edu
cep(a)cep.yale.edu
http://www.cep.yale.edu
ftp://www.cep.yale.edu

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<\PRE>

ESL Teachers, ACCELS, Tashkent

Posted by: ACCELS Tashkent <accels(a)actr.bcc.com.uz>
Posted: 7 May 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Academic ESL Teachers, ACCELS, Tashkent

Academic ESL teachers needed this summer in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
ACCELS (The American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language
Study), a private, non-profit, educational organization, seeks experienced
ESL teachers for summer classes in Tashkent for university students
preparing to enroll in degree programs in the US this fall.

Appointments will be for approximately two months, from early June to mid
August 1998. Compensation will include suitable housing (according to
market standards) or cash housing allowance, emergency medical evacuation
insurance, visa support, and round-trip domestic and international travel.
Salary will be based on teaching experience and level of education.

Deadline for submissions May 15.

Experience teaching academic ESL highly desirable. Familiarity with any of
the following academic fields also a plus: economics, international law,
information and computer science, 'hard' sciences, agriculture, ecology,
irrigation management, or journalism and mass communications.

Teachers holding an MATESOL or equivalent degree or with equivalent ESL
teaching experience are urged to apply. Graduate students pursuing such a
degree are also encouraged to apply.

Resumes may be e-mailed in ASCII test to: accels(a)actr.bcc.com.uz
Subject line should read "Summer ESL"
Resumes may be faxed to: 011-7-3712-407-003

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Lecturer in Central Asian Languages, U. Wisconsin-Madison

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)vms2.macc.wisc.edu>
Posted: 6 May 1998

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Lecturer in Central Asian Languages, U. Wisconsin-Madison
CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM
and the
CENTER FOR RUSSIA, EAST EUROPE, AND CENTRAL ASIA
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
announce the availability of the following position:
Position:
Lecturer in Central Asian Languages (part-time)
Qualifications:
Minimum ABD. Candidate must have proficiency training and language teaching
experience. Candidates must be fluent in English.
Description:
We are seeking a candidate to teach Kazak on the first and/or second year
levels. Preference will be given to candidates who also have expertise in
other Central Asian/Turkic languages such as Uzbek or Tatar and can offer a
course on Central Asian civilization.
Deadline:
May 29, 1998 or until the position is filled
For further information or to submit applications contact:
Rita A. Krueger, Associate Director
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
University of Wisconsin
210 Ingraham Hall
tel. 608/262-3379; fax 608/265-3062
E-mail: creeca(a)macc.wisc.edu
http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/creeca/

Uli Schamiloglu
Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies
1452 Van Hise Hall -- University of Wisconsin
1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI  53706  USA
tel. 1-608-262-7141 off.; 1-608-262-3498 dept.; 1-608-265-2814 fax
tel. 1-608-243-8300 residence
E-mail: uschamil(a)macc.wisc.edu

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Co-Director, ISAR-Central Asia, Almaty, Kazakstan

Posted by: Michelle Kinman <michelle(a)isar.org>
Posted: 28 Apr 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Co-Director, ISAR-Central Asia, Almaty, Kazakstan

ISAR: Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia, is seeking a
Program Co-Director for its Central Asia program, based in Almaty,
Kazakstan.  The Director will implement ISAR's projects, including a
grants program, technical assistance, and information dissemination, with
local environmental NGOs in each of the five Central Asian countries
(Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan).  The Co-
Director will work in partnership with a local Co-Director, implementing
the program together.

ISAR, a nonprofit based in Washington, DC, has been active in Central Asia
since 1993, when we opened the Almaty office and began a small grants
program for environmental nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the
region.  ISAR works at the grassroots level with NGOs throughout the
former Soviet Union and believes in partnership as a key element to long-
term sustainability of NGOs.

Salary range: $27,000-$30,000 + benefits.

Responsibilities Include:
1. Management of Almaty office;
2. Oversight of grant and other programs, coordination with local Board of
   Advisors;
3. Preparation of financial and narrative reports for USAID and other
   funders;
4. Regional travel as necessary;
5. Training, support and supervision of staff;
6. Outreach for ISAR, interaction with local NGOs, government and the
   private sector, and networking with US development organizations;
7. Working in cooperation with local co-director.

Required:
1. BA in Post-Soviet Studies, International Affairs or related degree;
2. Spoken and written competency in Russian;
3. Basic knowledge of political, environmental and social issues in NIS;
4. Experience working in the former Soviet Union;
6. Proven management ability and leadership skills;
7. Cross-cultural sensitivity, strong interpersonal skills;
8. Knowledge of computers and competence with e-mail programs;
9. US citizenship.

Desirable:
1. Understanding of environmental issues and NGO development in Central
   Asia;
2. Work and/or travel experience in Central Asia;
3. MA in Post-Soviet Studies, Environmental Studies or related degree.

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

Kate Watters, Director of Programs
ISAR
1601 Connecticut Ave., NW #301
Washington, DC 20009
Fax: 202-667-3291
E-mail: <kwatters(a)isar.org>

*Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Above materials
must precede any phone calls.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Middle East Cultural Anthropologist, Univ. of Utah

Posted by: Laurence D. Loeb <larry.loeb(a)anthro.utah.edu>
Posted: 14 Apr 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Middle East Cultural Anthropologist, Univ. of Utah

University of Utah, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a
tenure-track position in Middle East Cultural Anthropology at the assistant
professor level.  This appointment will be held jointly with the Middle
East Center.  While we will give preference to applicants whose research
and/or teaching specialties include health related topics, outstanding

candidates with other topical specialties will receive our careful
consideration.  Review of applicants will begin November 1, 1998 and
continue until the position is filled.  Ph.D. required.  Candidates are
expected to have and maintain an active program of research and
publication, as well as complement and enhance existing programs in the
Department and Middle East Center.  Applicants should submit a letter of
interest, vita, and names of three references to:  Middle East Cultural
Anthropology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 102 Stewart
Bldg., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112.  Applications from
women and minorities are strongly encouraged.  The University of Utah is an
equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and provides reasonable
accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.

Laurence D. Loeb
loeb(a)anthro.utah.edu
[801] 581-8535, Fax: [801] 581-6252

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Peace Corps Directors, Tashkent and Yerevan

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 13 Apr 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Peace Corps Directors, Tashkent and Yerevan

[Note: Direct all inquires regarding this posting to the Peace Corps -- not
to Mr. Zelizer or CentralAsia-L]

Date: April 2, 1998
Institution or Company: Peace Corp.
Position: Associate Peace Corps Director Programming & Training (APCD)
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan or Yerevan, Armenia
Salary: Range: FP-04: $38,586-$56,665 - FP-03: $47,619-$69,930
Application Deadline: April 24,1998
Starting Date: Negotiable

Responsibilities: The Associate Peace Corps Director (APCD) for Programming
and Training (informal title Programming and Training Officer) assists the
Country Director in the administration of the Peace Corps program,
providing oversight, supervision, and support to Peace Corps staff and
Volunteers in the development, management, and evaluation of projects and
training programs.  S/he is responsible for the maintenance of quality
programming and training consistent with the thrusts of the host country
government and Peace Corps policies and priorities.  Evaluates overall
organizational effectiveness and develops strategies and action plans to
meet training, programming, and volunteer support needs as appropriate.

Qualifications: The following qualifications are not mandatory for
selection to this position.  However, highly competitive applicants will
have experience and/or education in all or most of the following: 1)
interpersonal skills, including counseling, conflict resolution, and crisis
intervention; 2) representational and public speaking skills, including the
ability to interact with middle and high level officials; 3) experience in
developing policy guidelines and writing reports; 4) knowledge of
integrated planning and budgeting systems; 5) regional or country specific
knowledge, e.g., knowledge of Russian or Armenian language, the Newly
Independent States (NIS) or Eastern European countries, etc.; 6) knowledge
of Peace Corps or other international voluntary organizations; 7) an
additional desired qualification for Armenia is a strong professional and
academic background in business.

The applicant must meet the following requirements: (1) they must be a U.S.
citizen; (2) they may not have been employed in certain
intelligence-related activities; (3) they must submit an application which
clearly documents at least four full years of experience performing work
related to the duties described in the preceding paragraph.  This
experience must include all of the following: 1) at least three years of
experience in community-based project development, management, and
evaluation in an overseas or multicultural context; 2) at least one year
experience with the delivery of training, and/or other experiences that
have provided the applicant with knowledge of multiple teaching
methodologies, curriculum development, and non-formal adult education; and
3) at least 18 months of supervisory or other experience that demonstrates
skill in leading, motivating, and managing individuals. **To receive
maximum consideration, it is essential that applicants specifically address
how they meet the Mandatory and Desired Qualifications.

To Apply:
    Office of Human Resource Management
    Room 4100, 1990 K Street, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20526

Website: http://www.peacecorps.gov

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Project Manager, TOB, Almaty, Kazakstan

Posted by: Ines Lehmann <tob_ineslehmann(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 13 Apr 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Project Manager, TOB, Almaty, Kazakstan

Treuhand Osteuropa Beratungsgesellschaft mbH (TOB) seeks a Project Manager
to manage and implement the Tacis financed project "Assistance to the
Almaty Post Privatisation Centre". TOB is a management consultancy firm
specialising in privatisation and restructuring (for further details,
please see our website http:\\www.tob.de).

DUTIES: Supervise a team of foreign and local staff; work closely with
government counterparts and Medeo centre management as well as the donor
(Tacis) task manager to ensure that the project goal, purpose and outputs
are achieved.

REQUIREMENTS: EU-national, MBA or equivalent in economics, 7-15 years field
experience, preferably in Kazakstan or in other CIS countries; highly
developed skills in written and spoken English; excellent cross-cultural
skills; experience with complex donor grant requirements; and computer
literacy with good working knowledge of word processing, and e-mail
software. PREFERENCES: Long-term commitment required (10 months).

Contact:
TOB
Derk Blink, Partner
Alexanderplatz 6
10178 Berlin
Germany

Tel.: +4930 / 2431 2540
Fax: +4930 / 2431 25 90
or e-mail: TOB_Berlin(a)compuserve.com


Ines Lehmann
Senior Manager
TOB Berlin

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Civic Education Project, Country Directors in Central Asia

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 6 Apr 1998


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Civic Education Project, Country Directors in Central Asia

Civic Education Project

 - Country Director
 - Deputy Country Director

The Civic Education Project is a private, international, non-profit
organization that supports higher education reform in societies engaged in
political and economic transition. CEP works to develop the capacity of
faculty and students in Central/Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
to teach and carry out research in the social sciences, law and humanities.
Currently CEP has 142 Fellows teaching in 18 countries.

CEP is accepting applications for the following positions:

     Country Director Baltics, based in Latvia, Lithuania or Estonia
     Country Director Central Asia, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan
     Deputy Country Director Central Asia, based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
     Deputy Country Directors (2) Russia, 1 based in Moscow and 1 based in
        Siberia
     Deputy Country Director Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, based in Kyiv,
        Ukraine

The Country Director will lead and administer the CEP Program in the
Country by contracting with universities, managing finances, and overseeing
the work of the CEP Fellows.

The Deputy Country Director will assist the Country Director in
administration of the CEP Program.

Requirements: An advanced degree in the social sciences or humanities; at
least one year of experience working in the former Soviet Union; strong
communication skills; English fluency, and working knowledge of the local
language or Russian. Successful candidates should be resourceful,
good-natured, hard working and committed to the goals of this project.

The appointments start June 15, 1998. Application deadline is May 1, 1998.

Send cover letter and current resume or cv to:

Katalin Miklos
CEP
Nador u 9
1051 Budapest
Hungary
Email: kmiklos(a)cep.yale.edu or kmiklos(a)osi.hu
Fax: (36-1) 327-3221
Tel: (36-1) 327-3342
http://www.cep.yale.edu

Victoria Meadows
Civic Education Project
P.O. Box 5445 Yale Station
New Haven, CT  06520

vmeadows(a)cep.yale.edu
cep(a)cep.yale.edu
http://www.cep.yale.edu
ftp://www.cep.yale.edu

Go to: Jobs Index Page | Jobs Posting Archive Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

«Central Eurasian Studies World Wide» is a project of the
Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University