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5. Job Opportunities
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JOB- Reproductive Health and Child Survival, Aga Khan Foundation, Tajikistan

Posted by: John Tomaro <john.tomaro(a)Akdn.ch>
Posted: 27 Jul 2000


JOB- Reproductive Health and Child Survival, Aga Khan Foundation, Tajikistan

Aga Khan Foundation

Project Manager

Reproductive Health and Child Survival Project
Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast
Republic of Tajikistan

The Aga Khan Foundation is seeking an experienced and dynamic Project
Manager to oversee the implementation of a Reproductive Health and Child
Survival Project in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), Republic
of Tajikistan.  The Project Manager will report to the Health Programme
Coordinator, based in Khorog, GBAO, and be responsible for overseeing the
day-to-day activities of the project.

The Project Director will contribute to developing the overall strategic
directions for the project, and take the lead in defining annual workplans,
directing/supporting the implementation of project activities, monitoring
and evaluating the project operations and documenting and disseminating the
outputs, results and impacts of the project.

The Project Director should have expertise in developing policies, and
managing the practices and key components of child survival and reproductive
programmes, i.e., training, communication, service delivery, the provision
of materials and equipment, monitoring operations, financing and the
sustainability of operations and benefits.

The Project Director should have a degree in public health/medicine/social
sciences/international development and 5 to 7 years experience in
leading/managing programmes in developing countries.  Experience working in
the countries of the Former Soviet Union is preferred but not required.
Demonstrated skill in implementing health service delivery programmes in the
areas of child survival and reproductive health, and management and
administrative expertise are essential.  In addition, the Project Director
should have proven capacity to interact effectively with project staff,
Department of Health and other government officials as well as other health
and development NGOs working in GBAO.  English fluency is required;
proficiency in Russian and/or Tajik is preferred but not essential.

The project is based in Khorog, the capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan
Autonomous Oblast, the easternmost location in the Republic of Tajikistan.
The area is remote and majestic, sitting among high mountains and narrow
valleys.

The Reproductive Health and Child Survival Project is financed by the United
States Agency for International Development and the Aga Khan Foundation.
The term of service is for one year with an opportunity to renew for
additional one-year periods of service.  The salary and benefits offered
reflect the polices and practices of USAID and AKF.

Interested and qualified applicants should send a curriculum vitae to Dr.
John B. Tomaro, Director-Health Programmes, Aga Khan Foundation at the
following e-mail address:  John.Tomaro(a)akdn.ch.


John B. Tomaro, Ph.D, MPH
Director Health Programmes
Aga Khan Foundation
john.tomaro(a)akdn.ch
direct line +41 22 909 72 26

JOBS- Legal Consultants for NGO Legislation in Uzbekistan

Posted by: Vildana Malyan <vildana(a)CPART.UZ>
Posted: 27 Jul 2000

JOBS- Legal Consultants for NGO Legislation in Uzbekistan

Note the following two job announcements:

1. International NGO Focused on Civil Society Capacity Building, seeks
   Legal Consultant

Duties and responsibilities:

  - Consult Regional Director and staff on various legal issues (Uzbek
    legislation specific);
  - Assist with drafting NGO legislation;
  - Provide with comparative analysis, reviews on NGO legislation;
  - Make and maintain appropriate contacts with Governmental and
    parliamentary leaders who affect and/or cooperate with NGOs;
  - Assist international organizations in their work on the development of
    legal framework for the NGO sector in Uzbekistan;
  - Act as a liaison with key NGOs;

Qualifications

  - University law degree;
  - Strong written and spoken English language skills;
  - Excellent written and spoken Uzbek/Russian skills;
  - Preferably two year work experience in international organizations;
  - Preferably three year legal consulting experience (legislation specific);
  - Knowledge of NGO sector;
  - Excellent computer skills.

Please, e-mail your resume to inna(a)cpart.uz or ICNLcoord(a)cpart.alma-ata.su
or fax at (998-71) 1691641 and (3272) 98-06-06 by August 8, 2000.

2. International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), an international NGO
focused on civil society capacity building, seeks Legal Consultant

Duties and responsibilities:

  - Consult Regional Director and staff of ICNL on various legal issues
    (Uzbek legislation specific);
  - Assist with drafting NGO legislation;
  - Provide with comparative analysis, reviews on NGO legislation;
  - Keep track of and gather information on the development of legislation
    related to the NGO sector;
  - Make and maintain appropriate contacts with Governmental and
    parliamentary leaders who affect and/or cooperate with NGOs;
  - Assist international organizations (USAID specific) in their work on the
    development of legal framework for the NGO sector in Uzbekistan;
  - Act as a liaison between ICNL and key NGOs;

Qualifications

  - University law degree;
  - Strong written and spoken English language skills;
  - Excellent written and spoken Russian language (Uzbek desirable);
  - At least two year work experience in international organizations;
  - At least three year legal consulting experience (legislation specific);
  - Analytic and problem-solving abilities;
  - Knowledge of NGO sector and their role in civil society;
  - Knowledge of political and economic situation in Uzbekistan;
  - Excellent computer skills.

Please, e-mail your resume to inna(a)cpart.uz or ICNLcoord(a)cpart.alma-ata.su
or fax at (3272) 98-06-06 by August 8, 2000.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- German Rural Development Specialist for Posting to Nepal

Posted by: Gerd Schuessler <epsacori(a)racsa.co.cr>
Posted: 22 Jul 2000

JOB OPPORTUNITY- German Rural Development Specialist for Posting to Nepal

We are looking for a German M & E specialist for a 3 1/2 year Rural
Development Project in Nepal to start end of 2000.

Objectives:
  1- Development of an monitoring system
  2- Advice for the promotion of rural business and employment for target
     groups and organisations.

Deadline of application: none

For details contact: epsacori(a)racsa.co.cr

JOB OPPORTUNITY- UNOPS RESS Program Manager/CTA for Tajikistan Reconstruction Program

Posted by: Lena Musum <lenam(a)unops.org>
Posted: 14 Jul 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- UNOPS RESS Program Manager/CTA for Tajikistan Reconstruction Program

[NOTE: This notice was posted to CA-L originally a week ago, but
mysteriously was distributed only to a part of the list.  Apologies to those
who are receiving a duplicate.]


UNOPS RESS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT


Tajikistan Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Development Programme
(TAJ/95/002)

Post title:    Programme Manager / Chief Technical Advisor
Post level:    FT or ALD (level equivalent to P5/L5) as appropriate
Duty Station:  Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Duration:      1 year (with the possibility of extension)
Closing Date:  31 July 2000

Background

Since mid-1996, UNDP has engaged UNOPS to execute the TRRDP-Tajikistan
Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Development Programme- (TAJ/95/002). The
TRRDP is a large scale multi-sector rehabilitation programme with a central
office in Dushanbe and 4 Programme Implementation Offices (PIOs) in selected
regions of Tajikistan (Kulyab, Gharm, Khujand and Shartuz).

TRRDP's developmental objective is "to support the reconciliation and peace
process in Tajikistan through rehabilitation, reconstruction and development
activities that reduce poverty in all groups, that restore basic conditions
for economic growth, that promote stability and that create an enabling
framework for sustainable human development."

TRRDP has initiated several hundred sub-projects since its inception,
including the rehabilitation, the reconstruction or the development of
municipal water systems and public sanitation works, hospitals, schools,
roads and bridges, electrical energy and coal mines, irrigation drainage
systems, marketplaces, women and community centers, and other infrastructure
and public facilities. In addition, training courses have been given to
upgrade the skills of health professionals, teachers and those employed in
agriculture. Credit schemes for farmers and rural women have been organized
and the Programme has supported the establishment of small and medium
enterprises through grants and credit.

The TRRDP employs the RESS methodology which adheres to the Guidelines on
Conflict, Peace and Development Cooperation, published by the Development
Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD/DAC). RESS is an acronym for Rehabilitation and Social
Sustainability. According to the RESS Operational Guide: "...rehabilitation
is understood as the measures taken to rectify and correct (or prevent)
situations of political, social and economic collapse...  Social
sustainability involves recreating confidence in institutions in ways that
make them more effective and help to restore the legitimacy of local
authorities; encouraging tolerance and pluralism; and ensuring the active
participation of all local players in the discussion, decision making,
implementation and evaluation of priority activities."
Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have:

  - Advanced university degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline with
    minimum 10 years experience in international assistance.

  - Fluency in English, both oral and written. Knowledge of Russian or Tajik
    languages would be an asset.

  - Minimum 15 to 20 years relevant work experience in project
    implementation, much of it in developing countries.

  - A proven record in the building and management of a multi-disciplinary
    team and the administration of international assistance in different
social
    and economic sectors and themes.

  - Experience in consensus building and with liaison between departments of
    Government, local administrations, UN agencies, international donors and
    other stakeholders.

  - Practical knowledge of the social and economic problems faced in the
    newly independent republics of the former Soviet Union, with experience in
    Central Asia an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  Become familiar with relevant RRDP documentation, previous and current
     audit and evaluation reports.

2.  Following orientation meetings and briefings from the UNOPS RESS
     Division Portfolio Manager and staff, and after meeting with the UNDP
     Resident Representative and other officers responsible for the UNDP
     country programme, assume the overall management of the five established
     offices of the RRDP.

3.  Elaborate work plans and provide inputs to UNDP proposals for funding
     that are cogent and ensure that all planned activities represent
     priorities that have been endorsed by and identified with the full
     participation of local government and development committees.

4.  Manage the cost effective and timely delivery of technically sound
     sub-projects of notable quality.

5.  Ensure that it all matters of an administrative and financial nature,
     that excellent and transparent records are maintained and proper
     procedures followed to comply at all times with the requirements of the
     UNDP/UNOPS Rules and Procedures as detailed in the UNOPS Handbook, with
     special attention to the approved procedures for the awarding of
contracts.

6.  Direct the material and human resources of RRDP in order to establish
     and strengthen the Social Sector Rehabilitation Project, funded under a
     credit from the Asian Development Bank.

7.  As requested by UNDP, liaise with donors, and lead the RRDP team to
     provide to UNDP attractive and compelling reports that are an accurate
and
     transparent record of the utilization of all funding.

8.  Seek avenues of cooperation and coordination with other agencies and
     programmes providing humanitarian assistance to Tajikistan, particularly
     those that can provide technical assistance and support to enhance RRDP's
     well established implementation, engineering, and logistical capacities.

9.  Determine areas where RRDP staff would benefit from additional training
     and make the necessary requests and recommendations to ensure that
     professional skills of the staff are able to meet increasing work
     requirements.

10. When invited by the Senior Representatives of the UN and UNDP,
     participate at meetings in the context of contributing to a well
     coordinated, cooperative and effective UN Country Team effort.

11. Provide full support to the UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident
     Representative, and the UN Designated Official in all matters related to
     their particular role. Ensure that RRDP offices and staff operate in full
     compliance with all bulletins and instructions received from these
     officials, especially those regarding the security of UN personnel and
     property.

12. Execute any additional task reasonably suggested by UNOPS or UNDP.

Internal and external candidates may submit an application and complete CV
either by fax  (41 22) 917 80 62 or via e-mail:

Registry.unops(a)undp.org
or
LudmilaK(a)unops.org, JohannesK(a)unops.org or ChakibB(a)unops.org

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Field-Based Research on Social & Political Tensions in Central Asia

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <JSchoeberlein(a)crisisweb.org>
Posted: 13 Jul 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Field-Based Research on Social & Political Tensions in Central Asia

The International Crisis Group is looking for people with strong talents for
policy research on social and political problems that threaten peace and
prosperity in Central Asia.

To be considered, applicants must meet *ALL* of the following criteria.

1) You must have strong analytical skills and knowledge of the social and
political problems facing Central Asian countries (especially Tajikistan,
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan) and significant experience on the ground in this
region, as well as a good publishing record.

2) You must be fluent in English and Russian (conversation *and* reading/
writing) and have a fluent-to-near-native ability in Uzbek, Tajik or Kyrgyz
(NO exceptions).

3) You must be interested and available to take a research position
beginning within approximately 6 weeks for a duration 12 months, based in
Osh, Kyrgyzstan, from where you would conduct field research in various
parts of the three countries.

Likely candidates would include fully trained researchers in social sciences
with some policy experience, experienced journalists, OR people with
extensive government or NGO background and a strong analytical component to
their work experience. Candidates might be from countries of the former USSR
or further afield -- e.g., Europe, USA, China.  (Regardless of nationality,
candidates will only be considered if they have work experience in policy
analysis in an international setting.)

The assignment is for a new project in Central Asia by the International
Crisis Group -- an organization with a strong reputation for its work in
such crisis areas as the Balkans and Rwanda. The goals of ICG are to assist
national governments and the international community in responding
effectively to situations that can lead to crises, though a combination of
on-the-ground, field-based research and outputs which not only provide
incisive analysis of the social and political causes of humanitarian crises,
but also give strong recommendations to governments and international
organizations on practical measures to avoid or ameliorate crisis
conditions. For more information on the work of ICG, see
http://www.crisisweb.org/. Shortly, an initial report of the ICG's Central
Asia Project will be made available on this website.

Please *DO NOT SEND* materials if you do not meet *ALL THREE* of the
criteria specified above.  If you are interested and qualified, please send
a cv and cover letter which states your interest in the position and
indicates explicitly how you meet the criteria. The subject header line of
your message should read "ICG Central Asia Project" and it should be
addressed to: John Schoeberlein <JSchoeberlein(a)crisisweb.org>.

This job posting is being distributed beginning on 13 July 2000 and we fill
the position as soon as possible.  To ensure consideration, applications
must be received no later than *** 28 JULY 2000 ***.

The rewards of this work include the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge
analysis based on field research together with a strong team, and to have an
impact on the outcome of some of the most critical issues facing the region.
Of course, the work is also very demanding. If you *meet ALL OF the three
criteria* indicated above, and you have any questions, don't hesitate to
contact me.

John Schoeberlein
Director, ICG Central Asia Project
jschoeberlein(a)crisisweb.org
http://www.crisisweb.org/

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Lecturer in Uzbek Language, University of Chicago

Posted by: Marlene Tuttle <mtuttle(a)midway.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 6 Jul 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Lecturer in Uzbek Language, University of Chicago

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
The University of Chicago

Lecturer in Uzbek Language

Lecturer in Uzbek, three-year contract beginning Fall 2000.  Candidates must
have native or near-native fluency in Uzbek and an excellent command of
English.  University degree with concentration in Turcology/Central Asian
Studies, and previous pedagogical experience highly desirable.

Applications including cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation
should be sent to:

Uzbek Search Committee
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
The University of Chicago
1155 E. 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
USA

Deadline for receipt of materials:  August 1, 2000


Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Oriental Institute 212
1155 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Fax: +1 (773) 702-9853
E-mail: mtuttle(a)midway.uchicago.edu

The University of Chicago is an AA/EOE.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Seeking Turkmen Native Speaker, Short-term Translation Project

Posted by: Vugar Seidov <seidovv(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 6 Jul 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Seeking Turkmen Native Speaker, Short-term Translation Project

Turkmen native speaker and professional translator urgently needed.
Preferably someone who lives in the US, Canada, or the U.K.  Residents of
other countries are also encouraged to respond.  Preference is given to
those who do not currently reside in Turkmenistan and who have no connection
to the Turkmen Government.

Requirements: fluent WRITTEN Turkmen and fluent WRITTEN English.  Knowledge
of grammatically correct English and Turkmen languages is crucial.

Non-Turkmen native speakers with fluent knowledge of both written Turkmen
and English are also welcome to contact me.

Compensation in USD (cash is possible).  Terms and conditions upon the reply.

Contact: Vugar Seidov at seidovv(a)ceu.hu

Vugar Seidov
GFIC Ltd.
Bucharest-Budapest-Vienna

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Directors for Soros Foundation Kazakhstan Shymkent and Aktobe Offices

Posted by: Soros Educational Advising Center <resource(a)resource.samal.kz>
Posted: 2 Jul 2000

JOB OPPORTUNITES- Directors for Soros Foundation Kazakhstan Shymkent and Aktobe Offices

Soros Foundation Kazakhstan seeks full-time Directors for its branch offices
in Shymkent and Aktobe.

Educational Advising Centers are representatives of Soros Foundation
Kazakhstan in the regions.  Their main goals are to provide open access to
information and consultations on a wide range of Soros Foundation programs;
liaise with educational institutions in the region; provide logistic support
for seminars.

The successful candidates will have:
  - A university degree
  - Strong communication skills
  - Excellent organizational skills with an eye for detail
  - Ability to solve problems independently
  - Fluency in English, Kazakh and Russian languages
  - Project development experience
  - Computer Literacy
  - At least two years of work experience
  - A highly flexible and outgoing personality who enjoys working with people

Deadline: July 10, 2000

Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter explaining their
suitability for this position to:

Soros Educational Advising Center
171 Tulebaev Street
Almaty 480021
Fax: +7 (3272) 696725/696995
E-mail: resource(a)resource.samal.kz

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Executive Director, Open Society Institute, Azerbaijan

Posted by: Virginia Moracho <vmoracho(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 22 Jun 2000

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Executive Director, Open Society Institute, Azerbaijan

Executive Director, AZERBAIJAN

Open Society Institute seeks an Executive Director for its national
foundation in Baku, Azerbaijan.   The executive director, in conjunction
with and under direction of OSI Azerbaijan's board of directors, develops
strategy, plans and implementation for operating and grantmaking programs.
The director supervises staff; interacts with foundation board of directors;
oversees the foundation's annual budget.

REQUIRES:  Fluent English and Azeri, Turkish and/or Russian; 4+ years NGO
management; 2+ years field exp. in Central and Eastern Europe or,
preferably, in the 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 AZERB
400 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019  USA

Or fax to: +1 (212) 548-4607


Virginia Moracho
Human Resources Dept.
Open Society Institute

JOB OPPORTUNITES- Teachers of English & Business, International Business School, Almaty

Posted by: Balzhan Suzhikova <bsuzhiko(a)ibs.kz>
Posted: 22 Jun 2000

JOB OPPORTUNITES- Teachers of English & Business, International Business School, Almaty

Kazakhstan's higher educational institution "International Business School"
seeks young people with MA or MBA degrees to teach English Language and
Business Administration courses for the 2000-2001 academic year.  Good
apartments and salaries of local professors are provided.

IBS web page: http://www.ibs.kz/
Contact person: Dr. Balzhan Suzhikova <bsuzhiko(a)ibs.kz>

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Sustainable Consulting Program Coordinator, ISAR-Azerbaijan

Posted by: Michelle Kinman <michelle(a)isar.org>
Posted: 9 Jun 2000

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Sustainable Consulting Program Coordinator, ISAR-Azerbaijan

Sustainable Consulting Program Coordinator, ISAR-Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan
The Initiative for Social Action and renewal in Eurasia (ISAR), a US based
non-profit organization, has been working in Azerbaijan since 1995 to build
the capacity of the local non-governmental (NGO) sector.  ISAR works in Baku
and the regions of Azerbaijan through 3 main program areas including
management training, grants, and information & outreach services including
an NGO Resource Center.

The Sustainable Consulting Program is a new component of the work carried
out by ISAR-Azerbaijan.  This program will complement ISAR-Azerbaijan's
other main local NGO capacity building programs by focusing on intensive
work with specific organizations to develop their organizational capacity
and possibility for long-term sustainability.  Consulting with local NGOs
might include a variety of topic areas such as developing fundraising
strategies, long-term planning including organizational vision and strategic
planning, developing contacts with organizations in other countries working
on similar issue areas, organizational marketing and promotion, and others.

Major Responsibilities:
  - Work closely with the ISAR-Azerbaijan director to select local NGOs to
participate in the program.
  - Conduct initial needs assessment of each participating organization.
  - Develop 4-month workplans in cooperation with local identified NGOs.
  - Work closely with the local NGO to provide consulting services identified
for each organization.
  - Work closely with other ISAR programs to utilize ISAR's available
services valuable for organizational development of identified NGOs.
  - Carry out follow-up monitoring over a 3-month period of time of
organizations that have completed the consulting program.

Qualifications:
  - BA in international relations, education, marketing, or related field.
  - Past work experience in the former Soviet Union.
  - Familiarity with local NGOs in the former Soviet Union.
  - Knowledge of Russian and/or Azeri.
  - Experience with teaching / training.
  - Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Program coordinator must be flexible, creative, innovative and able to work
with diverse groups of people.

Desired Qualifications:
  - MA in international relations, public policy, or related field.
  - Experience with social marketing for NGOs.
  - Proven fundraising experience.

Salary:  This one-year position has a salary range of $22,000-$24,000 plus
benefits.
Please submit cover letter and resume by June 26, 2000 sent to:

Kate Watters ISAR-DC
1601 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20009
Fax: 202-667-3291
Email: kwatters(a)isar.org

Resumes from Azerbaijan should be sent to:

Kim Perlow ISAR-Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan
24 Jefar Jabbarly, apt. 2
Fax: (994-12) 94-30-84
Email: kperlow(a)isar.baku.az

For more information on ISAR please see our website at www.isar.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Kyrgyzstan Community-based Infrastructure Services Sector Project

Posted by: Pavel Cemirtan <pavel(a)cdr.fm>
Posted: 6 Jun 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Kyrgyzstan Community-based Infrastructure Services Sector Project

Dear Colleagues,

We are shortlisted for the above project funded by the Asian Development Bank.

We will require the services of a Project Management Specialist/Team Leader
(20 person-months, 16 months - long term and 4 months - short visits during
3 years), Senior Design Engineer/Procurement Specialist (12 person-months, 9
months - long term and 3 months - short visits during 3 years), Financial
Specialist (12 person-months), Rural Design Engineer (12 person-months),
Urban Design Engineer (7 person-months), Hygiene and Sanitation Education
Specialist (4 person-months) - all over a 4 years period commencing
September 2000.

Interested professionals should contact us immediately for the Terms of
Reference and the customised CV format required.

Many thanks,

Pavel Cemirtan
Project Manager
Centre for Development Resources Ltd
4 Celbridge Mews, London, W2 6EU, UK
tel: +44 (0) 207 221 5250
fax: +44 (0) 207 221 0275

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Linguist with Knowledge of Tajik

Posted by: Language Research Center <lrc(a)mrminc.com>
Posted: 5 Jun 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Linguist with Knowledge of Tajik

Native English speaker with knowledge of Tajik to assist in editing a
Tajik-English dictionary.  Degree in area studies or linguistics preferable.
  Knowledge of Persian and/or Russian a plus.  Salary commensurate with
abilities.  Must work on site in Hyattsville, MD.  Fax resume to
301-864-8956 or email to: lrc(a)mrminc.com.

Please put the addressee's name in the subject field.

Language Research Center
A Division of MRM Inc.
http://www.mrminc.com
lrc(a)mrminc.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Tajikistan Social Safety Net Restructuring Project

Posted by: Laurie Halloran <laurie.halloran(a)smec.com.au>
Posted: 5 Jun 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Tajikistan Social Safety Net Restructuring Project

Dear Colleagues,

SMEC International has been shortlisted for the above project along with PLS
Consult of Denmark, EPOS Health Consultants of Germany, International
Development Centre of Japan and GAK International in the Netherlands.

We will require the services of a Social Insurance Expert (and Team Leader)
5 person-months), Economist/Auditor (5 person-months), Legal Counsel (1.5
person-months), Management Information Systems Specialist (2 person-months)
and Sociologist/Social Economist (3 person-months) - all over a 9 month
period commencing September 2000.

Interested professionals should contact us immediately for the Terms of
Reference and the customised CV format required.

Many thanks,

(Mr) W. L. (Laurie) Halloran
SMEC Training, Education & Health Group
Phone 61 2  6280 7585

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Assoc. Dir., Cent. for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia, U. of Wisc.

Posted by: Jodi Koehn <koehnjod(a)WWIC.SI.EDU>
Posted: 1 Jun 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Assoc. Dir., Cent. for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia, U. of Wisc.

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

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

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

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

* Manage the CREECA Department of Education Title VI program activities,
   including an annual budget currently in the range of $190,000 per year and
   annual FLAS fellowships worth approximately $129,000 per year.  Supervise
   CREECA staff (secretarial, graduate project assistants, financial
   specialist, and student help) for on-going program activities.

* Develop and manage the CREECA seminar series, and oversee the writing and
   editing of CREECA's bimonthly newsletter.

* Advise undergraduate and graduate students interested in Russian, East
   European, and Central Asian studies, including MA students and students
   registered for the certificate programs.

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

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

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

* Teach two courses during the academic year related to the region, selected
   each year in conjunction with the Director and the appropriate campus
   department.

Qualifications:
* Ability in budget and program management (experience preferred)
* Ability in extramural grant preparation (experience preferred)
* Ph.D. degree in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (East
   European social science specialization preferred)
* University teaching experience preferred

Position Information:

The position will be a limited term UW-Madison academic staff position
carrying the employment title of Assistant Faculty Associate and a working
title of Associate Director.  The annual 12-month salary for the position
will be minimum $43,000.  The position carries with it state employment
benefits including health insurance and state retirement.  The position is
subject to the availability of federal funding effective August 15, 2000.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should write a letter of interest indicating their
qualifications and submit it with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, graduate
transcript, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.
Applications may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed immediately
upon receipt.  The ensure consideration, applications should be received by
July 1, 2000.  Applications should be sent to: Professor Kathryn Hendley,
CREECA, 210 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706.


Questions about the position and the CREECA program may be directed to
Professor Kathryn Hendley at 608-263-5135.

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

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Native Turkmen Teacher for Tutorials in London

Posted by: Guy Netscher <Guy.Netscher(a)communicaid.com>
Posted: 31 May 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Native Turkmen Teacher for Tutorials in London

We are presently seeking to recruit a native-speaker tutor in Turkmen
language for about three months' teaching (15 hours per week) from September
2000.  The tutor should be resident in London.  Please contact the address
below if you are interested or know someone who might be.

Guy Netscher
Account Manager
SSEES Communicaid
Communicaid House
21-25 Earl Street
London EC2A 2AL

Tel:
+44 (0)20 7426 8423 (direct)
+44 (0)20 7426 8404 (switchboard)
Fax:
+44 (0)20 7426 8408

http://www.communicaid.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Senior Assistant in Research, Inner Asia, Univ. of Cambridge

Posted by: Caroline Humphrey <ch10001(a)hermes.cam.ac.uk>
Posted: 30 May 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Senior Assistant in Research, Inner Asia, Univ. of Cambridge

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, U.K.

The Department of Social Anthropology is seeking to fill a post of Senior
Assistant in Research for the period 1 Oct 2000 - 30 September 2003,
renewable for a further two years.  The post is in Inner Asian Studies and
will be linked to the Mongolia and Inner Asia Research Unit at the
Department.  Applicants will normally be expected to have a doctorate or
significant publications in Social Anthropology related to Inner Asia.

Further particulars may be obtained from http://www.socanth.cam.ac.uk or the
Secretary to the Appointments Committee, Faculty of Archaeology and
Anthropology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ (e-mail:
archanth-enquiries(a)lists.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent so
as to reach her by 29 June 2000.  Applications (four copies) must include: a
curriculum vitae; the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail
addresses of three referees; a three-page statement of research interests; a
full list of publications; an outline of teaching interests; a full list of
publications; and a chapter or article-length sample of work.

JOB OPPORTUNITES- Consulting with Financial Protection Project in Kazakhstan

Posted by: Graham Karlin <gkarlin(a)chemonics.net>
Posted: 29 May 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITES- Consulting with Financial Protection Project in Kazakhstan

Positions: Pension Reform/Mortgage/Insurance/Financial Instruments Specialists

Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Description: Chemonics International is preparing a proposal in response to
the USAID-funded Financial Protection Initiative in Kazakhstan. The project
has four separate components: private pension reform, life insurance,
residential mortgages, and new financial instruments. We are looking for
senior consultants with good leadership and team building skills for
potential long and short-term assignments. Regional experience and Russian
and/or Kazakh language skills are a plus.

We are recruiting for three long term consultants (see descriptions below)
who, in addition to providing their expertise, will supervise local
employees and help administer the Almaty field office, as well as oversee
the work of short-term consultants.

Long-term positions:

* Legal/Regulatory Specialist - Should have 7-10 years related domestic and
overseas experience developing a legal and regulatory environment including
securities market instruments, insurance, and pension funds.

* Insurance/Pension Specialist - Should have 7-10 years of domestic and
overseas work in insurance industry oversight and supervision and hold a
graduate degree in law, finance, accounting, economics, insurance studies,
or the equivalent combination of experience and education. Familiarity with
global insurance industry standards and working knowledge of actuarial
sciences, database management, and writing regulations are required. Further
areas of knowledge should include licensing of insurance agents and market
conduct regulations. Pension experience should include pension fund
organization, management, and processes, with experience in establishing a
private pension fund. Should be fully versed in the opportunities and
possible problems such funds face in finding sources of investment and
matching liabilities.

* Mortgage-lending Specialist - Should have 7-10 years of domestic and
overseas experience in mortgage industry oversight and supervision with a
graduate degree in finance, accounting, economics, or the equivalent.
Familiarity with global mortgage lending practices and working knowledge of
collateralized mortgage securities, corporate debt securities, and
government securities in the primary and secondary markets, as well as
mortgage loan underwriting and computation of debt service payments.
Experience in mortgage banking and finance needed to help loan and credit
administration, asset/liability management, financial statement analysis,
collateral risk evaluation and management information systems are also
important.

Short-term expatriates:

Short-term consultants serve from a few weeks to a few months on specific
assignments. The positions include:

  * Insurance Supervision and Enforcement Specialist
  * Actuarial Specialist
  * Training Specialist
  * Insurance Product Development Specialists (Life/Annuities)
  * Information Technology Specialists
  * Pension Regulatory and Operations Specialists
  * Pension Fund Administrator
  * Investment Advisor/Portfolio Manager
  * Management Consultant
  * Mortgage Origination Specialists
  * Mortgage Bond Underwriting and Trade Specialist

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter indicating position title to
gkarlin(a)chemonics.com or fax to (202) 955-7540, ATTN: G. Karlin. No phone
calls please.

Graham Karlin
Assistant Project Administrator
Chemonics International
tel.: (202) 955-7549
e-mail: gkarlin(a)chemonics.net
website: <http://www.chemonics.com>

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Primary Education Adviser, Tajikistan

Posted by: Aga Khan Foundation <akf(a)Akdn.ch>

Posted: 23 May 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Primary Education Adviser, Tajikistan

Aga Khan Foundation, Tajikistan

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is working with the Provincial Government of
Gorno-Badakhshan in Tajikistan on an Education Reform Project, based in
Khorog. AKF is seeking to recruit a Primary Education Adviser to work with a
local team to change teaching methods from a teacher-centred to a
learner-centred approach, facilitate curriculum innovation, introduce
appropriate assessment methods, and train key teachers to become trainers.
All this has to be achieved in circumstances where most basic resources are
lacking.

The position requires:

- At least three years' experience in teaching at the primary school level;
- Experience in curriculum design and production of resource materials;
- Ability to introduce appropriate assessment techniques for students/teachers;
- Experience in teacher training and training of trainers, preferably in CIS
  countries or a developing country context;
- Experience in working with education authorities at different (district
  and regional) Levels;
- Ability to provide leadership and professional development for the local
  project team.

In addition, it is highly desirable that applicants should:

- Have some knowledge of Russian, Tajik or Farsi;
- Be both a self-starter and a team player and be willing to work in
  difficult circumstances.


Applicants should send a short CV and the names and coordinates of two
referees to the Aga Khan Foundation by fax: (0041.22.9097291) or e-mail:
(akf(a)akdn.ch). Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.
Closing date: June 8, 2000.

JOB OPPORTUNITES- Development Alternatives, Inc., Environment and Energy

Posted by: Shereen Abdelaaty <shereen_abdelaaty(a)dai.com>
Posted: 23 May 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITES- Development Alternatives, Inc., Environment and Energy

Central Asia: Environment and Energy

Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) is seeking candidates for potential
short-and long-term assignments based in the Central Asian Region.
Experience in Environmental Policy, Natural Resource Management, Training,
and Curriculum Development  is required.  Russian or other relevant
languages skills preferred.  Regional experience a plus.  Must be a U.S.
citizen.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Development Alternatives, Inc.
7250 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD.  20814
Attn:  Shereen Abdelaaty

or send it by email to:  shereen_abdelaaty(a)dai.com
or fax:  301-718-7968

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Information Program Director, ISAR-Central Asia, Almaty

Posted by: Michelle Kinman <michelle(a)isar.org>
Posted: 17 May 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Information Program Director, ISAR-Central Asia, Almaty

ISAR-Central Asia is a nonprofit organization that supports environmental
nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the five countries of Central Asia
(Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan).  Programs
administered from ISAR's regional office in Almaty, Kazakhstan include a
small grants program to support environmental projects conducted by NGOs
located outside of major Central Asian cities, a multifaceted program of
trainings, grants, seminars and information provision to support networking
among environmental NGOs in the Caspian Basin, and a resource center that
provides information about environmental and NGO issues as well as access to
computer equipment and e-mail.

ISAR-Central Asia is currently seeking an Information Program Director who
will oversee ISAR information team activities, provide information support
to local NGOs and help local groups make contacts with organizations
elsewhere in the world. Approximately 50% of the Information Program
Director's time will be spent working on ISAR's Caspian Program, including
collecting and disseminating information on Caspian issues in coordination
with staff in other ISAR offices, answering information requests on Caspian
issues, and maintaining a library of Caspian-related materials.

The Program Director's responsibilities will include the following:

- Functioning as team leader with a core group of local staff working on the
  information program;
- Facilitating the development, management, and evaluation of information
  program activities together with the information team with an emphasis on
  the sustainability of the program;
- Preparing information coordinator to function as team leader for the
  information team after one year.

Together with the information staff, the Program Director is also
responsible for:

- Handling requests for information about the activities of local NGOs,
  environmental issues in the region and ISAR programs;
- Preparing outreach materials on ISAR's program and representing ISAR at
  various events;
- Researching Caspian issues and preparing materials for ISAR's bi-weekly
  Caspinfo digest, thematic seminars and other venues;
- Providing support to local NGOs in their promotional and networking
  efforts and their search for partners, information and funding from abroad;
- Facilitating the development and upkeep of necessary databases, including
  a database on Caspian region NGOs and a database of environmental NGOs in
  Central Asia;
- Providing information support to the ISAR office in Atyrau, Kazakhstan as
  needed;
- Translating relevant program materials into English.

Essential Qualifications:

BA in Post-Soviet studies, environmental studies, journalism or a related
field;
Strong Russian language skills;
Strong writing skills;
Computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Word, Adobe  Pagemaker,
Microsoft Access, and Internet applications.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience living in the former Soviet Union;
Knowledge of NGO and civil society issues;
Experience working with the mass media.

Salary:
This one-year position has a salary range of $18,000-20,000 plus benefits.

Please submit a cover letter and resume by June 16th to:

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

Resumes from Central Asia should ALSO be sent to:

Gulnara Jalmaganbetova
ISAR-Almaty
Kazakhstan, 480012 Almaty
ul. Shagabutdinova, d. 128, kv. 7
Fax:  3272-67-71-88
E-mail:  root(a)isar.almaty.kz

No phone calls please.  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

JOB OPPORTUNITES- Counselor Positions for Georgia/Abkhazia Summer Project

Posted by: Carmela Vetri <vetri(a)us.yfu.org>

Posted: 16 May 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITES- Counselor Positions for Georgia/Abkhazia Summer Project

YOUTH FOR UNDERSTANDING
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT III, COUNSELOR JOB DESCRIPTION

PURPOSE OF POSITION: to work with youth from Georgia and Abkhazia in the
Youth Development III program; to cooperate with program teaching staff
using prepared materials and to assist in other program activities; to
provide participants opportunities for conversational English in the context
of structured classroom activities, group activities, and while learning
about American government, history, culture and the environment; to assist
in all program activities, including recreational, and to interact with
youth throughout the day.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

1. Understand and work to achieve the established goals and objectives of
   the Youth Development III program.

2. Be thoroughly familiar with concept, format, and content of prepared
   curriculum.

3. Be able to effectively work, in English and Russian, with groups of
   approximately 12-18 students, and to team-teach with facilitators and alumni
   of last year's program.

4. Be able to create a classroom atmosphere that is well organized, keeps to
   a time schedule, and encourages student participation.

5. Be willing to assist with creative and spontaneous activities and to
   supervise youth as needed.

6. Serve as interpreter (Russian and English) as necessary.

7. In advance of staff training program, be thoroughly familiar with program
   materials that have been provided.

8. Assist Site Director and Assistant Site Director as requested.

9. Attend staff training program and participate in complete Youth
   Development III program.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Site Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. If a US citizen, must have recent living experience in one or more
   countries of the NIS and possess Russian language skills; if a NIS citizen
   must have permit to work in the US, must have recent experience in the
   United States and must possess English language skills.

2. Must have previous teaching experience, preferably with high school
   students.

3. Must have experience in cross-cultural training and be willing to learn
   and utilize prepared curriculum.

4. Experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) preferred, but not
   required.

5. Experience in conflict resolution/mediation preferred, but not required.

6. Must possess the following characteristics: adaptability, enthusiasm,
   patience, humor, dedication and ability to deal with ambiguity.

7. Must be a "team player"-able to work as a group member.

8. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to team-teach and
   function with a diverse staff.

9. Must be willing to work in a full-time, residential program.

10. Must be available approximately July 2 - August 5, 2000.

Contact: For more information or to apply, please call or email Carmela
Vetri (1-800-424-3691, ext.149, or vetri(a)us.yfu.org).  If you are applying
please forward a letter of interest outlining your qualifications and a
current resume or curriculum vitae.

Note: Please only apply if you meet the qualifications (see below). All
applicants must have authorization to work in the US and be currently living
in the United States.  Applicants also must have experience working with
youth and must be bilingual (English/Russian).

JOB OPPORTUNITES- Social Safety Net Restructuring in Tajikistan

Posted by: Lea Unni Joensen <QLUJ(a)pls-ramboll.com>
Posted: 16 May 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITES- Social Safety Net Restructuring in Tajikistan

PLS Rambøll Management Denmark wishes to get in contact with qualified
consultants for an possible assignment with the Asian Development Bank. The
project is called 'Social Safety Net Restructuring' in Tajikistan. Please
find some brief information about the project below. The total duration of
the project will be 9 months, and the project commences in September 2000.
The specific objectives of the project are to assist the Government in:
- reviewing and rationalising the benefit system
- designing a management information system (MIS)

A team of 5 international and 2 domestic consultants is needed:
Social Insurance Expert (5 person-months)
Economist/Auditor (5 person-months)
Legal Counsel (1.5 person-months)
MIS Specialist (2 person-months)
Sociologist/Social Economist (3 person-months)
Management Specialist (8 person-months, domestic)
Social sector Specialist (6 person-months, domestic)

Qualifications required:
- Extensive experience with social protection reform issues in transitional
  economies.
- Extensive experience with social safety net policy planning at national or
  regional level.
- Project Experience in Central Asia

If interested please submit an updated resume as soon as possible.
For further information please contact:
Lea Unni Joensen


International Division
PLS Rambøll Management
Nørregade 7A
DK-1165 Copenhagen K
Fax: +45 33 97 82 33
E-mail: qluj(a)pls-ramboll.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Public Participation and Outreach Manager, Bishkek

Posted by: Institute for Sustainable Communities <isc(a)iscvt.org>
Posted: 12 May 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Public Participation and Outreach Manager, Bishkek

INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

Public Participation and Outreach Manager - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is an independent nonprofit
organization that provides training, technical assistance and financial
support to communities. ISC's mission is to promote environmental protection
and economic and social well-being through integrated strategies at the
local level.  Job purpose: Responsible for managing a public awareness and
outreach program for natural resource management in Central Asia.

ISC is seeking a highly motivated and creative person to manage all aspects
of the public participation, public awareness, and outreach components of
this project. This will require building public and institutional support
through the development and implementation of a public awareness campaign
for natural resource management strategies and developing educational
materials. The Public Participation and Outreach Manager will need to have
experience supporting community-based stakeholder groups, management of
public awareness campaigns, advertising, public relations, market research,
media strategies, and communication plan development.

Qualifications: Experience building partnerships between government
agencies, professional organizations, NGOs and the public; Experience and
training in group process skills and conflict resolution strategies;
Experience working with print/radio/television media outlets; Fluency in
Russian; Diplomacy and cultural sensitivity; Excellent English written and
oral communications skills, knowledge of computer word-processing and
spreadsheet programs; and Ability to develop and maintain collaborative team
relationships in a fast-paced and complex work environment.


Closing date:  19 May 2000.

ENQUIRIES:  Public Awareness and Outreach Manager
Fax:  (+1) (802)  229-2919  E-mail: isc(a)iscvt.org

JOBS- American University in Baku Faculty Positions

Posted by: Larisa Lemberanskaya <llemb(a)amcenter.baku.az>
Posted: 12 May 2000


JOBS- American University in Baku Faculty Positions

American University in Baku invites applications for the 2000-2001 academic
year to fill the faculty positions to teach the following disciplines:
Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Computer Science, English
Composition, World Literature, Contemporary World History, Communication
Through Speaking, Introduction to Accounting, Managerial Cost Accounting,
Corporation Finance, Microeconomics, Introduction to Business, Introduction
to the Legal Environment, Small Business Management, Senior Business
Elective, Introduction to Marketing, Organization in Business Management,
Financial Institutions, Markets and Money, Introduction to International
Affairs and Diplomacy, Cross Cultural Communication, Contemporary U.S.
Foreign Policy, Introduction to American Politics, International Relations
Research, Comparative Political Systems, International Development, Russia
and Eurasia, International Political Economics.

Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those who has an experience in teaching two or
more of the mentioned courses parallel. Ph.D. is preferred, but Masters
will also be considered

Salary & Transportation:
Salary is competitive - rank dependent on terminal degree and teaching
experience. Round-trip transportation is also provided as a benefit.

Application Procedure:

Send letter of application, vitae, a copy of transcripts (diploma), and
three current letters of recommendation to the following address: Dr. Larisa
Lemberanskaya, American University in Baku, block 540, Z.Khalilov Street,
Baku 370073, Azerbaijan. Review of applications will start immediately and
continue until positions are filled. Inquiries may be addressed to:
<llemb(a)amcenter.baku.az>. For more information on the American University in
Baku, please visit our web site at www.aub.edu.az.

Dr. Larisa Lemberanskaya,
Assistant to President on Science,
American University in Baku,
Azerbaijan.

American University in Baku
AUB is a private American style university, located in the capital of
Azerbaijan near the Caspian Sea. The AUB, founded in 1995, offers a Bachelor
degrees in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems,
International Relations and Diplomacy, and Oil and Gaz Engineering.

JOBS- NDI Program Officers for Eurasia

Posted by: Edmund Rhoads <edmund(a)ndi.org>
Posted: 12 May 2000


JOBS- NDI Program Officers for Eurasia

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks two
Washington-based program officers to manage country programs in the Eurasia
region. NDI conducts a wide range of democracy-building programs in
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and
Ukraine. Programs in each country can include legislative development,
political party development, civic organizing and advocacy, citizen
participation and election monitoring. Program officers will be responsible
for developing and managing NDI programs overseas, monitoring political
developments, recruiting and briefing expert trainers, designing and writing
program proposals, managing program budgets, and writing internal and
external program reports.

Job Qualifications

The ideal candidates will have:
 - several years experience in international development, political
   party organizing, or legislative affairs.
 - experience living and working overseas, preferably in the Eurasia
   region
 - a master's degree in political science, Russian area studies,
   public policy or a related field
 - Russian language skills or other language native to the area
 - a political knowledge of the region
 - strong writing skills and ability to write under deadline
 - flexibility to work independently and with others
 - an ability to coordinate multiple tasks

Comments: Program officers will be based in Washington, D.C., and will work
with a team of Washington-based and field-based staff. The salary is
commensurate with experience. Applicants must be willing to travel to
Washington at their own expense for an interview. Occasional short-term
international travel is required.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Attn: Edmund Rhoads
1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Fifth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
Fax: (202) 745-2914
<edmund(a)ndi.org>

No phone calls please.
NDI is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB - Outreach Coordinator, Eurasia Foundation, Moscow

Posted by: Katy Pearce <kpearce(a)freenet.am>
Posted: 10 May 2000


JOB - Outreach Coordinator, Eurasia Foundation, Moscow

The Eurasia Foundation Moscow Regional Office (MRO) seeks an Outreach
Coordinator


Responsibilities include:
 - Coordinating and designing all MRO publications
 - Working with staff to update the MRO web site as needed
 - Writing grantee success stories
 - Distributing information about the Foundation among members of the press,
   the donor community, Foundation partners and sponsors, and the government
   and business communities
 - Maintaining electronic listservs for Foundation grantees and partners
 - Organizing press conferences and writing press releases
 - Representing the Foundation at conferences, meetings, and events
 - Providing administrative assistance to the Regional Director

Requirements:
 - Bachelor's degree or equivalent
 - Strong computer skills in MS Office and Internet
 - Familiarity with web-authoring using Microsoft FrontPage
 - Publication design experience (ability to work with Adobe PageMaker)
 - Strong English-language writing and editing skills
 - Excellent spoken Russian, in-country experience
 - Outgoing personality, focus on detail and ability to work independently

Native English-speakers preferred, but others with fluency in English will
be considered. Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits package.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 31.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Carolina San Martin
Fax: (7-095) 956-1239
email: csanmartin(a)eurasia.msk.ru

The Eurasia Foundation is a privately managed grantmaking organization
dedicated to funding programs that build democratic and free market
institutions in the twelve New Independent States (NIS) of the former
Soviet Union -- Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan, the
Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and
Uzbekistan.

For more information about the Eurasia Foundation's Moscow Regional Office,
please visit its web site: www.eurasia.msk.ru

No phone calls please.

JOBS - ACTR/ACCELS Country Directors, Program Officers

Posted by: Isabel Gomes <Gomes(a)actr.org>
Posted: 10 May 2000


JOBS - ACTR/ACCELS Country Directors, Program Officers

The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

ACCELS Country Director
Baku, Azerbaijan
ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE: May, 2000

ACCELS Country Director
Chisenau, Moldova
ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE: June, 2000

ACCELS Country Director
Almaty, Kazakhstan
ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE: June, 2000

Program Officer
Edmund S. Muskie/Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Program
Moscow, Russia
ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE: June, 2000

Program Recruiter (6-8 positions)
All ACCEL Programs
Likely locations: Moscow, Russia; Minsk, Belarus; Vladivostok, Russia;
Almaty, Kazakhstan; Novosibirsk, Russia; Kiev, Ukraine
ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE: Late August, 2000

Alumni Coordinator
Teacher, Secondary Schools, Higher Ed Programs
Washington, D.C.
ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE: May 2000

Executive Assistant
Washington, DC
ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE: July, 2000

Grants Accountant
Washington, DC
ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE: May, 2000

Program Officer
Washington, DC
ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE: Multiple positions likely - summer 2000, fall
2000

Program Assistant
Washington, DC
ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE: Positions available year-round.

Internships
Washington, DC
- Advancement
- Conferences
- Participant data/program administration
- Government relations
- Human Resources
- Finance
ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE: fall 2000

Resident Director
Russian Language and Area Studies Programs
Moscow, Russia or St. Petersburg, Russia
ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE: Fall: end-August 2000 - mid-December 2000;
Spring: end-January 2001 - end-May 2001

Throughout the summer, fall, and winter 2000, the American Councils for
International Education will be filling positions in the Washington, D.C.,
office as well as offices overseas in the countries of the former Soviet
Union. Specific position vacancies are listed above, but other positions
are also likely to become available. Our website will be regularly updated
to reflect all current vacancies. For complete descriptions and
qualifications, please refer to the American Councils website: www.actr.org.

In addition to accepting applications for specific vacancies, we welcome
applications on an ongoing basis for potential future employment. As
positions become available, we seek suitable matches from our available
pool of applications.

To apply for a specific position or to have your resume added to our
application pool, send a letter and resume, stating desired location,
nature of work sought, and salary requirements to: Human Resources,
American Councils for International Education, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue,
Suite 700, Washington, DC, 20036. Fax: 202-872-9178. No phone calls, please.

American Councils gratefully receives many applications for its positions,
providing us with a large and diverse pool 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 position will be contacted by the Human Resources
Department. We retain resumes of qualified candidates for approximately
nine months and will contact prospective applicants as suitable positions
become available.

About Us
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 former Soviet Union (FSU). The American Councils
administers academic exchange and training programs in virtually all
fields; provides educational advising and academic testing services
throughout the NIS; and organizes conferences and seminars in the US and
abroad for its membership, exchange participants, alumni, and professional
groups. The American Councils manages a budget funded from multiple
sources of approximately $50M, employs a staff of nearly 350, and operates
offices in 12 countries of the former Soviet Union.

Thank you,

Isabel Gomes
Human Resource Associate
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW, 700
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202 833-7522
Fax: 202 872-9178
gomes(a)actr.org
www.actr.org

JOB- Water and Environment Consultancies, International Programs Consortium

Posted by: Mike Thurman <jmthurman(a)earthlink.net>
Posted: 1 May 2000


JOB- Water and Environment Consultancies, International Programs Consortium

International Programs Consortium is seeking water management and
environmental policy specialists to work as short-term consultants in the
upcoming USAID Central Asia Regional Energy and Environment Project for
2000-04. A major component of the project is water management in Central
Asia, including transboundary water allocation on the Syr Darya basin,
anti-salinization measures, legislation for water user associations, and
similar efforts. The Request For Proposal, which describes the program and
the personnel that will be required for it, can be downloaded from the USAID
website at http://www.info.usaid.gov/ftp_data/pub/OP/RFP/28400003/ . If you
want to participate in this project as a consultant, please send your resume
to:

Kaite Hanlon
International Programs Consortium, Inc.
ipccorp(a)aol.com

JOB- SME Development in the Central Asia Region Proposal, ACDI/VOCA

Posted by: A. Maher <amaher(a)acdivoca.org>
Posted: 26 Apr 2000


JOB- SME Development in the Central Asia Region Proposal, ACDI/VOCA

ACDI/VOCA is seeking candidates for potential short-term and long-term
assignments based in the Central Asian Region. Candidates should have
Central Asia regional experience in the areas of SME development, business
education, business advisory service, business association and advocacy
development and/or accounting. Russian and/or Central Asian language skills
are preferred. Candidates must be U.S. citizens.

Please forward a letter and resume by e-mail to claduca(a)acdivoca.org or by
fax to 202-626-8726 (Attn.: C. La Duca.)

No phone calls please.

JOB- USAID Position in Central Asia

Posted by: Sean Roberts <sroberts(a)usaid.gov>
Posted: 26 Apr 2000


JOB- USAID Position in Central Asia

Applications due soon.

DEMOCRACY SPECIALIST

ISSUANCE DATE: 3/15/2000
CLOSING DATE: 5/01/2000

Gentlemen/Ladies:

SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC) No. 6/2000

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 David A. Korponai, Supervisory Executive
Officer, who may be reached at FAX No. 7-3272-50-76-36 or 7-3272-69-64-90,
or E-Mail dkorponai(a)usaid.gov.

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

Sincerely,

David A. Korponai
Supervisory Executive Officer

1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: 6/2000
2. ISSUANCE DATE: 3/15/00
3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED
FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 5/01/00
4. POSITION TITLE: DEMOCRACY SPECIALIST
5. MARKET VALUE: $55,837 - $72,586
6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: two 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 Office of Democratic Transition (ODT) Director. 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 ODT Director, this specialist 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 ODT Director will include assistance, as
directed, by the Director in each of the following, and other areas:

- The contractor's primary work will involve the management of a cooperative
agreement with an American PVO that is in the process of establishing a
locally sustainable institution that will be able independently to
administer technical assistance and grant funds for local NGOs in each of
the countries of Central Asia after March 2003. This process will aim to
leave behind a legally registered association of resource centers throughout
each country that can directly contract with USAID and other donors. In
countries with more difficult working environments, such as Turkmenistan and
Tajikistan, however, such an institution may not be able to operate
independently even after March 2003. Given that this process involves the
negotiation of the interests of local NGOs, local governments, donors, and
the American PVO implementing it, the candidate must be simultaneously
flexible and focused on the intended end result. The management of the
cooperative agreement includes the approval of workplans and key staff, the
monitoring of activities and evaluation of progress, and working with the
PVO and USAID/CAR staff to ensure that the objectives of all parties attain
the desired results from the program.

- In conjunction with the other staff of the Office of Democratic
Transition, 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 civil society.

- 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 directly manage at least one democracy project while
providing input to the management of several such 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 and Deputy
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 participant
in 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.
Since the job description requires intensive communication with local NGOs
and local government representatives as well as being able to stay updated
on local news developments, a high level of competence in Russian language
is highly desirable. In addition, experience in Central Asia and the
knowledge of one or more of the local Central Asian languages would be an
asset.

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 and
preferably an advanced degree in some area related to democracy and/or the
former Soviet Union. 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, especially in the area of non-governmental organizations, 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), while not required, is highly desirable. 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 June 2000 and the contractor will
begin on or about July 17, 2000. 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 Kazakh 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 (the names and current phone numbers of
three references are required), and salary history to USAID/CAR: Attention
David A. Korponai, Supervisory Executive Officer, c/o American Embassy, 97a
Furmanov street, Almaty 480099, Kazakhstan; via diplomatic pouch at U.S.
Embassy Almaty USAID, Washington, D.C. 20521-7030; via telefax number
73272696490; or by e-mail to dkorponai(a)usaid.gov. Expressions of interest
must be received by May 1, 2000. Applications received after that date will
not be considered.

AS A MATTER OF POLICY, AND AS APPROPRIATE, A PSC IS NORMALLY AUTHORIZED THE
FOLLOWING BENEFITS:

1. BENEFITS

Employee's FICA Contribution
Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance
Pay Comparability Adjustment
Annual Increase
Eligibility for Worker's Compensation
Annual & Sick Leave

2. ALLOWANCES (if Applicable). *

(A) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120).
(B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130).
(C) Post Allowance (Section 220).
(D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230).
(E) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260).
(F) Education Allowance (Section 270).
(G) Education Travel (Section 280).
(H) Post Differential (Chapter 500).
(I) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure
(Section 600), and
(J) Danger Pay (Section 650).

3. CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBs) PERTAINING TO PSCs

97-16 Class Justification for Use of Other Than Full & Open Competition for
Personal Services Contracts with U.S. Citizens Contracted with Locally with
CCNs and TCNs Subject to the Local Compensation Plan, and for Overseas
Contracts of $250,000 or Less

97-11 (Corrected) 1997 FICA & Medicate Tax Rates for Personal Services
Contracts

97-6 Contractual Coverage for Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) Services

97-3 New USAID Contractor Employee Physical Examination

96-23 Unauthorized Provision in Personal Services Contract

96-19 U. S. Personal Services Contract (USPSC) - Leave

96-11 PSC's Annual Health Insurance Costs

96-8 Determining a Market Value for PSCs Hired Under Appendix D, Handbook 14

94-9 Sunday Pay for U.S. Personal Services Contractors (PSCs)
93-17 Financial Disclosure Requirements Under a Personal Services Contract
(PSC)

LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSCs

1. Standard Form 171.
**2. Contractor Physical Examination (AID Form 1420-62).
**3. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security)(SF-86), or
**4. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85).
**5. Finger Print Card (FD-258).

NOTE: Form 5 is available from the requirements office.

* Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas).
** The forms listed 2 thru 5 shall only be completed upon the
advice of the Contracting Officer that an applicant is the
successful candidate for the job.


Sean R. Roberts
Democracy Specialist
USAID - Central Asia
Almaty, Kazakhstan
email: sroberts(a)usaid.gov

JOB- Consultants for SME Project in Central Asia

Posted by: Shirley Gasparo <shirley_gasparo(a)dai.com>
Posted: 25 Apr 2000


JOB- Consultants for SME Project in Central Asia

Project: SME Development and International Accounting Standards

Development Alternatives, Inc. is seeking candidates for potential
short-term and long-term assignments based in the Central Asian Region.

Experience in Business Education, Business Advisory Service, and/or Business
Association and Advocacy development in Central Asia is required Extensive
knowledge of international accounting standards required for some positions.
Russian or other relevant languages skills preferred. Must be a U.S. citizen.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Development Alternatives, Inc.
7250 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Attn: Shirley Gasparo

or fax the information to: 301-718-7968
or email: shirley_gasparo(a)dai.com

No phone inquiries accepted.

JOBS- Country Directors: Armenia, Bosnia and Georgia, CHF

Posted by: Michelle Dacey <mdacey(a)chfhq.org>
Posted: 18 Apr 2000


JOBS- Country Directors: Armenia, Bosnia and Georgia, CHF

Country Directors- Armenia, Bosnia, and Georgia (Job Code CD/JC)

Armenia- International Development professional sought with a background in
public works and small scale infrastructure. Russian or regional language
proficiency necessary. Regional in country experience also necessary.

Bosnia- International Development Professional sought with micro-credit, and
institution building experience. Must have regional language proficiency and
be familiar with the geographic region.

Georgia- International Development Professional sought with community
building and large scale project and staff management experience. Must have
regional language proficiency and a familiarity with the geographic region.

In all positions, non-profit experience and a willingness to work in
country, and with people from different cultures and socio-economic levels
is a must. Excellent benefits provided.

Please send a faxed or e-mailed (Word or WordPerfect) resume and cover
letter, stating the job code, preferred country, and salary requirements to
fax 301-587-4700, or email mdacey(a)chfhq.org. Please visit our website for
additional information about our organization, www.chfhq.org.


Regards,

Michelle Dacey
CHF
Communities. Habitat. Finance.
8300 Colesville Rd., #420
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301.587.4700 (tel.)
301.587.2626 (fax)
www.chfhq.org

JOB OPP.- Consultant, Center for Economic and Social Studies, CER, Tashkent

Posted by: Matluba Mukhamedova <matluba(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 17 Apr 2000


JOB OPP.- Consultant, Center for Economic and Social Studies, CER, Tashkent

The Center for Economic Research (Tashkent) is seeking for an international
consultant. Please see the Terms of Reference.

Terms of Reference for an International Consultant

PROJECT TITLE: Center for Economic and Social Studies
PROJECT NUMBER: UZB/97/008
TYPE of ASSIGNMENT: Project Document Revision
DURATION of the MISSION: Two weeks
DUTY STATION: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Background

In November 1997 UNDP and the Government of Uzbekistan signed a Project
Document UZB/97/008 "Center on Economic and Social Studies" with a total
budget of US$ 2,800,000, of which US$ 650,000 is allocated by UNDP and the
rest is the Government contribution on a cost-sharing basis.

The objective of the project is to assist the Government of Uzbekistan with
the policy advice in key economic issues; to support the major economic
decision-making agencies; and develop the national capacity in the area of
economic management in a mixed economy.

The project started its activity on 1 January 1998 and was successful both
in terms of research activities and institutional development as an
independent research institution, i.e. the Centre for Economic Research.
Moreover, there has been a progress in developing and accumulating a
management experience, which is different from that of other research
institutions existing in the country. In order to secure the Center's
sustainability after the project completion, it was agreed between the
Government and UNDP that the key task of the project would be to develop and
pilot a new research institution modality (management, financial and other
procedures).

The Government has informed UNDP of its intention to ask for the project
extension till the year 2003. Therefore the decision was made to revise the
project document and elaborate the exit strategy for UNDP support.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UNDP Chief of Programme Section and direct
supervision of the Project Manager, the Consultant will fulfill the
following duties and responsibilities:

A. Work closely with the beneficiary Government institutions (the
President's Office, the Cabinet of Ministries, the Ministry of
Macroeconomics and Statistics, the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank and
other relevant institutions dealing with socio-economic development and
planning), as well as donor agencies, project management and relevant
international agencies in order to:

- Assess the project's first phase performance and determine its relevance
to the goals and targets set forward in the project document;

- Determine more clearly the project's inputs, activities, outputs,
outcomes and indicators, and their relevance to the current socio-economic
situation in the country. Special focus should be on:

1. The ways of strengthening the Center in a capacity of the Government's
think tank.

2. The ways of ensuring the Center's institutional and financial
sustainability, with special focus on fund-raising activities, obtaining
grants and soft loans, developing relations with donors;

3. The ways of developing and piloting a new research institution modality
(the issues of management, financial and other procedures, information
circulation).

B. Revise the project document on the basis of conclusions made after the
above-mentioned work.

C. Re-design the project document:

a) Defining a vision and the problems to be addressed;

b) Reflecting objectives, outputs and strategies;

c) Determining activities, management arrangements and budgets;

d) Specifying indicators for monitoring and evaluation;

e) Identifying external factors and risks;

f) Providing recommendations for maximizing outcome and impact of project's
activities.

Qualifications

The Consultant should have a strong academic background, particularly in the
area of policy development. The Consultant should have experience in the
project document design and/or evaluation and be familiar with operational
and organizational requirements of UNDP projects. Proficiency in English
(knowledge of Uzbek or Russian languages is an asset). Computer literacy.

Expression of interest

Expressions of Interest, together with brief CV, should be faxed or E-mailed
to Bakhodur Eshonov - Project Manager.

Tel. (998 71) 67-06-05; 67-93-09; 67-93-13; 67-05-26
Fax (998 71) 67-05-64
E-mail: bakhodur(a)cer.uz

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Education Finance Consulting Position in Uzbekistan

Posted by: Kevin Spensley <Spensley(a)actr.org>
Posted: 11 Apr 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Education Finance Consulting Position in Uzbekistan

Below is an opportunity for working with Uzbekistan that you may be
interested in. Please note the 24 hour deadline.

[Send responses to: maring(a)edc.org]

------

We are looking for experts in education finance for 8 to 10 months
assignment (possibly with interruptions) from July 2000 to January 2001 in
Uzbekistan (former USSR republic). The task is to assist the government in
improving its information system regarding the reform of its secondary
education systems, which includes technical and vocational reforms. Asian
Development Bank and the government of Uzbekistan require early assessment
of the effectiveness of the reform measures. The further details are
available upon request.

Please let us know in 24 hours if you are interested in it.

You may reply to this E-mail or send it to

Monika Aring
Director of Center for Workforce Development
Education Development Center

E-mail: maring(a)edc.org

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Senior-level Environmental Specialists, Central Asia

Posted by: Abby Levine <alevine(a)chemonics.net>
Posted: 30 Mar 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Senior-level Environmental Specialists, Central Asia

Date Posted: March 16, 2000
Positions: Senior-level Environmental Specialists
Ref #: web-eni00-02
Location: Central Asia
Descriptions: Chemonics International is currently working to assemble a
proposal in response to a USAID Environmental and Energy project across
Central Asia. We are looking for independent consultants who are interested
in potential short or long-term assignments in the areas of financial,
contracting, and procurement management; training and partnerships; energy;
water, and the environment. These positions are further described in USAID's
draft Request for Proposal, which can be found at
http://www.info.usaid.gov/ftp_data/pub/OP/RFP/D28400003.

Senior-level Financial Contracting Specialists- CPA or equivalent.
Significant experience managing financial aspects of major USAID programs,
contracts or grants in developing world. Will supervise a group of local
employees. May be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Senior-level Procurement Specialists - prior government procurement for
international project experience necessary.

Senior-level Public Awareness and Communications Specialists-previous
experience promoting and directing public information campaigns for
environmental or energy projects overseas required.

Senior-level Training Coordinator-must have significant experience in the
design and delivery of technical training programs in a developing country.
Responsible for the design, delivery and overall direction of the training
programs to be given in Tashkent and in the cooperating institutions in the
CAR. Will most likely be based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Senior-level Energy Regulations Specialist-demonstrated experience in
evaluating both market and regulatory/legal energy issues and recommending
improvements.

Senior-level Energy Efficiency Specialist-experience in the planning,
analysis, and development of domestic and international energy-related
projects. Expertise to include permitting, design, energy system analysis,
financing, and evaluating regulations.

Senior-level Oil and Gas Industry Operations Specialist-has successfully
created and managed industry operation sites overseas for a major corporation.

Senior-level River Basin Resource Management Specialist-prior experience in
mapping river basins, flood control, flood plan management, and drafting
regulations.

Senior-level Hydrographic Data Collection and Analysis Specialist-experience
collecting stream flow.

Senior-level Environmental Policy Specialist-experience recommending and
establishing sound government and industry environmental protection policies.

Senior-level Climate Change Specialist-experience with climate change issues
and policies; policy work related to the reduction of greenhouse gas
emissions including increasing energy efficiency and promoting cleaner
energy forms.

Senior-level Conflict Resolution Specialist-experience mediating and
facilitating international water and/or energy disputes.

Chief of Party-responsible for overall management, direction and
achievements of the contractor team and will report directly to USAID/CAR.
Will be expected to provide both management and technical guidance and
leadership to the entire team, long and short term, US and local, CAR-based
and US-based.

Deputy Chief of Party-possesses a broad range of experience and skills to
fully support and complement the COP. May be assigned many administrative
duties. Substantially successful previous experience in managing
international development project details that are involved in operating
across a region which has many institutional and logistical deficiencies.


Qualifications: Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years technical
experience including 2 years overseas and donor agency experience. Prior
international development project management and implementation skills
required. Only strongest candidates will be contacted.

To Apply: Please email resume to ENI(a)chemonics.com to ATTN: AML or fax to
202-955-7570. No phone calls please.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Europe and Eurasia Technical Specialists, ACDI/VOCA

Posted by: AMaher(a)acdivoca.org
Posted: 20 Mar 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Europe and Eurasia Technical Specialists, ACDI/VOCA

ACDI/VOCA, an international development organization delivering technical
assistance to businesses and institutions, is recruiting several short and
long term positions for the Europe and Eurasia region. Positions to be
filled include mid to senior level specialists in:

- Credit and finance
- Small and medium size enterprise development
- Association development
- Evaluation
- Forestry

Qualifications include: Master's degree, regional
experience, USAID experience, regional language preferred.
Please send resume and cover letter to:
HR/E&E Specialists
PO Box 77316
Washington, DC 20013
fax 202-638-7477
email: openings(a)acdivoca.org

Only finalists will be contacted. EOE.

JOB OPP.- Social Protection Specialists for ADB Project, Tajikistan/Asia

Posted by: Lea Unni Joensen <QLUJ(a)pls.dk>
Posted: 15 Mar 2000


JOB OPP.- Social Protection Specialists for ADB Project, Tajikistan/Asia

PLS Consult A/S Denmark wishes to get in contact with qualified consultants
for an possible assignment with Asian Development Bank Project on Social
Protection. We need two experts with policy level experience in labour
market and/or social assistance issues, who also have considerable
experience from two or more of these countries: Tajikistan, Sri Lanka,
Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Mongolia.

Project title: Improved Social Safety Nets in Asia: Critical Intervention in
Social Protection.

Asian Development Bank is initiating a project on strategies for improved
social safety nets in Asia as a reaction to the economic crisis in Asia.
The objective of the project is to analyse social protection needs in
different representatives of the Developing Member Countries (Tajikistan,
Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Mongolia) and on the basis of
the findings refine a sector strategy paper. The tasks include: (i) visit
the 6 DMC's; (ii) prepare an international workshop/conference and (iii) a
publication. Duration of the project is 8 months. The project will commence
during the summer 2000.

The analysing of social protection needs will be in the area of different
sectors as follows: social insurance; social assistance programmes (social
transfers/ and service programmes targeting vulnerable groups e.g.street
children, disabled elderly, mentally ill, orphans); labour policies
(employment promotion, labour exchange child labour issues); agricultural
insurance (crop/fire insurance); community-based social funds and emergency
poverty programs (economic crisis, post conflict societies).

The team will consist of 6 international experts and 1 domestic consultant
(17 persons months consulting, 13,5 international and 3,5 national) including:

* social protection specialist (team leader), 3,5 pm
* social insurance expert; 2,25 pm
* social assistance expert; 2,25 pm
* labour market expert; 2,25 pm
* agricultural insurance expert; 2,25 pm
* social funds and local development specialist, 1 pm

Please submit an updated resume for the social assistance and/ or labour
market expert positions as soon as possible.

For further information please contact:

Lea Unni Joensen
International Division
PLS Consult A/S
Nørregade 7A
DK-1165 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Fax: +45 33 97 82 33
E-mail: qluj(a)pls.dk
http://www.pls.dk

JOB- Social Science Analyst for NIS, US Dept. of State

Posted by: Richard Dobson <dobson(a)exchange.usia.gov>
Posted: 3 Mar 2000


JOB- Social Science Analyst for NIS, US Dept. of State

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE ANALYST
GS-0101-11/12 With the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: AR0931
OPEN DATE: February 22, 2000
CLOSING DATE: March 21, 2000

ABOUT THIS POSITION: The incumbent serves as a Research Specialist in the
Russia, Ukraine, and Commonwealth Branch of the Office of Research. S/he
initiates, plans, and oversees public opinion research studies in the
former USSR, and analyzes relationships between public opinion and
political, economic, and social issues in the region. The work includes
(1) planning and overseeing public opinion surveys; (2) reporting results
from such polls and others acquired in the region by writing clear,
concise, interpretative briefing papers and memoranda for top-level
officials in the United States Government foreign policy community; and,
(3) keeping up with activities and developments in the former
USSR. Applicants must be able to obtain a special sensitive security
clearance. This position has promotion potential to GS-13.

BASIS OF RATING: Competitors will be rated on the basis of the extent and
quality of experience and training relevant to the duties of the position,
based on information contained in their applications and their responses to
the questions on the Supplemental Qualifications Statement. Answers to the
questions MUST be provided on the Form C (by mail), or via the Internet at
the OPM web site. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS MAY RESULT IN A LOWER OR
INELIGIBLE RATING.

TO APPLY BY MAIL, YOU MUST REQUEST APPLICATION MATERIALS BY CALLING:
(919)790-2822, and leave your name, address and the announcement # of the
position you wish to apply for; OR WRITE: U.S. Office of Personnel
Management, Raleigh Service Center, 4407 Bland Road, Suite 200, Raleigh,
North Carolina 27609.

TO APPLY VIA THE INTERNET (WWW.USAJOBS.OPM.GOV): You can use your computer
to access our Internet site where you can search for current job openings,
file and transmit a resume, and complete and submit the Supplemental
Qualifications Statement (SQS) on line--instead of filing by mail. A
complete application consists of the resume, the SQS (or Form C, if
applying by mail), and any additional forms required in the announcement.
Failure to provide all required materials, either on-line or through the
mail, will result in your not being considered for this position. If
applying on-line, you MUST do so before midnight Eastern Time of the
closing date.

PLEASE CHECK THAT THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION
PACKAGE & SEND THEM TO THE ADDRESS SHOWN ABOVE: your completed Form C
(unless applying electronically--see above); your application/resume; a
list of your college courses, if relevant; your DD-214 if claiming veterans
preference; and your SF-15 and proof of preference if claiming 10-points
veterans preference. If you fax your application to us, please try to do so
after regular business hours, and do NOT include certificates, references,
or other information/documents not specifically requested. BE SURE TO
WRITE THE ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER ON THE FRONT OF YOUR APPLICATION TO ENSURE
ITS QUICK PROCESSING. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN YOUR NOT BEING
CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Raleigh Service Center
4407 Bland Road, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
Phone: (919) 790-2822
Fax #: (919) 790-2824
E-mail : RALEIGH(a)OPM.GOV

JOB- Food Security Consultant, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands Economic Institute

Posted by: Andre Wooning <WooningA(a)NEI.NL>
Posted: 25 Feb 2000


JOB- Food Security Consultant, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands Economic Institute

NEI seeks a local consultant in Kyrgyz republic with particular knowledge of
food security and proficiency in English. Details below.

The Netherlands Economic Institute (NEI) is involved in the implementation
of the "Evaluation of EC Food Aid, Food Security Policy, Food Aid Management
and Programmes in support of Food Security" on behalf of the European
Commission. For the field study phase, the Kyrgyz Republic has been proposed
as one of the countries for a country case study. For this field mission,
which is tentatively scheduled for April 2000, NEI is looking for a
qualified and experienced local consultant during a period of about 10 days.
We expect from the consultant that he/she has good knowledge of the food
security situation in the country, both on national and household level, and
of the food security policy of the Kyrgyz Government. Further he/she can
relate this to the general problems of poverty and economic development.
He/she is fluently in English. Candidates are kindly requested to send their
CV to NEI by email (LanserP(a)nei.nl) or by fax +31 10 4538612 attn. Mr. P.
Lanser.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Country Director, Kazakhstan, Mercy Corps

Posted by: Tabatha Bird <tbird(a)mercycorps.org>
Posted: 24 Feb 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Country Director, Kazakhstan, Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps seeks a Country Director to manage its economic development
portfolio in Kazakhstan. The Country Director must have the technical skills
necessary to manage and advise an organization that is transitioning to
become a sustainable, local microfinance institution. This individual must
also be comfortable and have experience acting as a lead organizational
representative at donor and other organizational meetings.

Please submit a cover letter and brief resume with salary history to Mercy
Corps International, 3030 SW 1st Ave., Portland, OR 97201, fax: 503-796-6844,
or e-mail to jobs(a)mercycorps.org.

JOB- ISAR Central Asia Director, Almaty

Posted by: Alice Hengesbach <alice(a)isar.org>
Posted: 23 Feb 2000


JOB- ISAR Central Asia Director, Almaty

ISAR, the Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia, announces a
job opening for the director of our ISAR-Central Asia office, based in
Almaty, Kazakhstan. ISAR is a DC-based nonprofit organization working with
nongovernmental organizations throughout the former Soviet Union, focusing
on civil society development at the grassroots level. ISAR has offices in
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine and has worked in partnership
with environmental and other NGOs in the region since 1993. ISAR-Central
Asia is funded by USAID and has been working with Central Asian NGOs for
seven years.

The director of ISAR Central Asia will be responsible for the overall
effectiveness of ISAR's work in Central Asia, where we work with grassroots
environmental NGOs in all five Central Asian states. The director will
manage the Almaty office, supervising a staff of approximately 10 local
employees; work collaboratively with the staff of our Atyrau office; and
maintain contact with the ISAR-DC office on a regular basis. The director
will also serve as liaison with USAID in the field, with ISAR-Central Asia's
board of advisors, and with other ISAR offices as necessary.

ISAR Central Asia currently manages a small grants program for Central Asian
NGOs, provides information and technical support to Central Asian NGOs, and
is the administrative coordinator of ISAR's Caspian program, a cooperative
effort of several ISAR offices. The ISAR-Central Asia director will
responsible to effectively manage each of these programs. The ISAR-Central
Asia director also oversees the ISAR-Atyrau office, which provides grants,
information, and technical training to NGOs in the Atyrau oblast of
Kazakhstan. START DATE: Mid-April, 2000. SALARY: $27,000-$32,000 PLUS
HOUSING, DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

Required:

- BA in post-Soviet studies, international relations, environmental science
or related field.
- Oral and written proficiency in Russian language,
- Excellent communication skills-oral and written,
- Experience living and/or working in the former Soviet Union,
- Proven management experience,
- Computer, E-mail and Internet literacy,
- NGO experience,
- Ability to effectively balance responsibilities.

Desired:

- Advanced degree in post-Soviet studies, international relations or
related field,
- Experience living and/or working in Central Asia,
- Knowledge of Central Asian and/or Caspian-related environmental issues.
- Fundraising experience.

Please send a resume and cover letter by MARCH 3 to:

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

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Alice M. Hengesbach
Office Manager/ Membership Coordinator
ISAR
1601 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20009
202-387-3034/202-667-3291
alice(a)isar.org

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Coordinator for NGO Development in Central Asia

Posted by: Patrick Daru <patrick.daru(a)nrc.ch>
Posted: 9 Feb 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Coordinator for NGO Development in Central Asia

The Norwegian Refugee Council is recruiting an NGO Coordinator for Central
Asia. Applications and requests for additional information should be sent to
Patrick Daru <patrick.daru(a)nrc.ch>.

Terms of Reference

The NGO Coordinator for Central Asia reports to the CISCONF Working Group on
Humanitarian Assistance Coordinator (the Norwegian Refugee Council
Representative in Geneva). The post is for one year, starting on the first
of March.

Objectives:
- Support the implementation of the CISCONF Working Group on Humanitarian
Assistance projects in the region,
- Assist UNHCR in its capacity building policy and activities for local NGOs,
- Build up Training of Trainers for Counterpart trainers on Assistance to
Refugees,
- Link with International NGOs and international agencies not present in
the field in order to facilitate their contributions to Central Asian
NGOs, and facilitate the involvement of Central Asian NGOs in
international processes like PARINAC and the UNHCR/NGO Protection
Reach-Out,
- Link with all possible international bodies (IOM, OSCE, World bank,
Islamic bank, Embassies..) in order to raise the awareness of these
organizations on local NGOs and CBOs development issues,
- Prepare the ground for a possible future full-fledged involvement of the
Norwegian Refugee Council in Central Asia.

The activities of the NGO Coordinator will be
- To assist the CISCONF Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance
Coordinator in the implementation of the Working Group activities in
Central Asia,
- At the request of other CISCONF Working Group coordinators, to assist
them in the implementation of their projects,
- At the request of the UNHCR Branch Offices, to provide evaluations,
advice and programming support to UNHCR capacity building activities for
local NGOs.
- In close collaboration with UNHCR and Counterpart, to provide on the site
training and support to local NGOs, on humanitarian and emergency
assistance as well as program evaluation techniques, program planning,
fundraising and project implementation,
- To build up Training of Trainers modules for Counterpart on Assistance to
Refugees in Emergencies, Community Mobilization and Micro Finance, with
the
support of the Geneva based CISCONF Working Group on Humanitarian
Assistance Coordinator.
- To provide monthly updates on the situation of NGOs focusing on
displacement issues, to donors and international organizations that do not
have offices in the region
- To participate actively in the PARinAC and the UNHCR NGO Protection
Reach-out process, and in the ICVA information project, by contributing
inputs from Central Asian NGOs,
- To supervise the implementation through local NGOs of seed grants
projects funded by the Norwegian Government (Peace Building in the
Ferghana
Valley, Emergency Preparedness, Micro-Finance),
- To draft project proposals for further funding of this project and fund
raise at the Central Asian level,
- To link with the Geneva office for other sources of funding,
- Before November 2000, to draft a strategy paper and a concrete proposal
to be submitted to the Norwegian Refugee Council Board for a possible
future full-fledged involvement of NRC in Central Asia,
- To report to the Norwegian Refugee Council Geneva office on a biweekly
basis, according to a precise format.

The Coordinator's office will be accommodated within UNHCR offices, at
UNHCR's expense. The Coordinator will also benefit from UNHCR office
support: access to copy machine & administrative support (- visa requests),
and security arrangements. Sundries, communication costs and other running
costs are at the Norwegian Refugee Council expense. The Coordinator will
also have his/her own computer provided by NRC. A car will be lent to
him/her by UNHCR for the time of his/her mission, for which security
arrangements will be discussed in the field. Airfares are covered by NRC.

Qualifications required:
- Academic degree in a relevant field (political science, international
law...),
- Experience working with local NGOs and/or civil society development,
- Experience in assisting displaced populations,
- Good knowledge of Russian language and of the region,
- Fluency in English and good writing skills.
An NGO background will be considered an asset.


WORKING GROUP ON HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
VISIT OUR WEBSITE: <www.nrc.ch>

Patrick Daru
Norwegian Refugee Council
chemin Moise-Duboule 59
1209 Geneva
Switzerland
E-mail: patrick.daru(a)nrc.ch
Tel: +41 (22) 788 80 85
Fax: +41 (22) 788 80 86

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Agrarian Law Specialist for Tajikistan

Posted by: Andre Wooning <wooninga(a)NEI.NL>
Posted: 31 Jan 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Agrarian Law Specialist for Tajikistan

The Netherlands Economic Institute (NEI) wishes to get in contact with
experienced agrarian law specialists (free lance consultants) with
particular experience in land tenure/reform issues in Central Asia, for a
possible assignment in Tajikistan.

For further information:

André Wooning
Senior Economist

Netherlands Economic Institute
Agriculture and Rural Development Division
P.O. Box 3175
3006 AD Rotterdam
tel: +31 - 10 - 45 83 670
fax: + 31 - 10 - 45 38 612
email: wooning(a)nei.nl
http://www.nei.nl

JOBS- Internews Country Directors Tajikistan, Georgia

Posted by: Kay Elewski <kay(a)internews.org>
Posted: 18 Jan 2000


JOBS- Internews Country Directors Tajikistan, Georgia

Internews seeks Country Directors to develop connections with local TV,
assist with TV news production, coordinate trainings, strategize media
support activities, and assist with new project development. TV
broadcasting, regional language skills, previous overseas experience
required. Federal program experience helpful. Resumes to
injobs(a)internews.org or fax to +1 707 826-2136. No calls please. Visit our
website at http://www.internews.org/

JOB- UNV Position Opening- Microcredit Program in Kashka-Darya/Karakalpakstan

Posted by: Lars Narfeldt <lars.narfeldt(a)undp.org>
Posted: 18 Jan 2000


JOB- UNV Position Opening- Microcredit Program in Kashka-Darya/Karakalpakstan

UNDP Uzbekistan has a UN Volunteer position opening for a Microcredit
specialist to work in Kashya-Darya Province in Southern Uzbekistan and
Karakalpakstan in Northwestern Uzbekistan. We are looking for a person,
willing to become a United Nations Volunteer for a year, with possible
extension for another year. Please find a job description below. As the
position is to be filled very soon, please respond immediately if you are
interested. Send your resume and/or queries about the position to:

Lars Narfeldt
UNV Programme Officer
UNDP Uzbekistan
tel.: +998 (71)(2) 56-02-07, 39-14-62, 39-48-35, 56-02-21, 33-09-77, 33-59-20
fax: (71)(2) 33-69-65, 89-12-91, 40-62-91
e-mail: lars.narfeldt(a)undp.org

Job Description

Reference Information:

a) Professional Category: Micro-finance development with a strong background
in Finance Management

b) Title of Post: Micro-credit Specialist

c) Duty Stations: Karshi, Kashkadarya and Nukus, Karakalpakstan

Tasks (percentage of time and effort):

Operation Tasks 20%
Supervisory Tasks 40%
Training Tasks 35%
Other Tasks 5%

Required Qualifications:

Field of Expertise: Micro-Finance

Educational Background: PhD. In Finance Management

Work Experience: 5-10 years working in the area of Micro-finance and Banking

Personal characteristics: 40 years or older. Preferably single, as he/she
will be traveling between two project sites.

Language requirements (at work-sites, with national staff, with
beneficiaries): English and Russian are necessary, knowledge of Uzbek and/or
Karakalpak would be an asset.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Legal Reform Positions in Central Asia, CEELI

Posted by: Molly Stephenson <mstephenson(a)abaceeli.org>
Posted: 25 Jan 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Legal Reform Positions in Central Asia, CEELI

[Forwarded from NISJOBS]

The Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI), a public service
project of the American Bar Association, is currently seeking experienced
attorneys for the following positions. Unless noted, the positions are
based in the capital city and require a twelve-month commitment. The start
dates are noted in parentheses.

CEELI considers attorneys with a minimum of five years of legal experience
in the United States, U. S. bar membership, high level of energy and
initiative, strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated legal expertise in
the substantive area of the position. International experience and foreign
language skills are preferred. All participants receive a generous support
package that covers travel, housing, general living, and business expenses.
In-country foreign language training, medical evacuation insurance and
reimbursement for medical insurance premiums are also included.

To receive an application/information packet, please send your name and
address to ceeli(a)abanet.org. Or call 1-800-98CEELI (in the Washington, DC
area try (202) 662-1754). Or visit www.abanet.org/ceeli.

CLINICAL LEGAL SPECIALISTS - Central Asia (3-4 months beginning in May),
Macedonia (3-4 months beginning February 2000), Russia (3-12 months
beginning July 2000), and Ukraine (2 weeks-12 months beginning Spring 2000)
* Assist law schools in developing practice-based education programs (pro
bono live-client clinical programs, externships, including: a) transferring
experience and knowledge on the fundamentals of practice-based education; b)
training faculty members on clinical supervision and skills development
techniques; c) assisting in the integration of classroom components,
including skills training and skills-based simulations; d) conducting
seminars and roundtables aimed at conveying a sense of professional
responsibility and legal service; and e) developing workbooks and manuals
(model forms, procedures).

LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING LEGAL SPECIALISTS - Kazakhstan (January 20001) and
Kyrgyzstan (December 2000)
* Assist the Kazakhstani and Kyrgyz Parliaments in the drafting and
revising of legislation.
* Organize interactive training workshops for parliamentary staff on
issues such as public hearings, legislative drafting procedures, and
legislatures' role in enforcing and implementing laws.
* Assist in strengthening the legislative drafting centers throughout
Central Asia.
* Work with parliamentarians and NGOs to provide training in gauging and
utilizing public sentiment and developing mass media relations.
* Manage legal reform programs focusing on bar association development
and judicial reform.

COMMERCIAL LAW LIAISONS -Azerbaijan (January 2001), Bulgaria (As soon as
possible and June 2000), Macedonia (October 2000), and Romania (September
2000).
* Coordinate commercial law related CEELI activities in the host country.
* Identify, develop, and implement technical legal assistance projects in
partnership with the local legal community and government representatives.
* Organize interactive training workshops on topics such as banking law,
bankruptcy, and intellectual property.
* Manage legal reform programs focusing on continuing legal education,
bar development, and judicial reform.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW LIAISONS - Armenia (July 2000), Belarus (June 2000),
Moldova (May 2000), Ukraine (May 2000), and Uzbekistan (February 2001)
* Coordinate and promote CEELI environmental law related activities in
the country/region.
* Manage the Environmental Public Advocacy Center (EPAC), which
stimulates public participation in environmental decision-making and
promotes the legal reform process through consultations to citizens and NGOs
and pro bono representation by local EPAC attorneys.
* Support the work of legal experts in the Environmental Advocacy Network
and manage publication of the Network newsletter.
* Identify, develop, and implement technical legal assistance projects in
partnership with the legal community, governmental representatives, and NGOs.
* Organize interactive training workshops on topics such as comparative
environmental law, regulatory compliance, advocacy strategies, and NGO
development.
* Support clinical legal education programs with local universities in
order to train law students in the practice of environmental advocacy.

GENDER ISSUES LEGAL SPECIALISTS - Kazakhstan (July 2000), Russia (June
2000), and Uzbekistan (January 2001)
* Conduct training workshops on domestic violence, sexual assault, and
trafficking for the purpose of prostitution.
* Develop training programs on gender related employment issues,
including sexual harassment and discrimination.
* Assist non-governmental and government organizations in legal literacy
initiatives relating to women's legal rights.
* Help to develop legal clinics to assist the victims of domestic
violence and gender discrimination.
* Provide guidance in the development and strengthening of women's bar
associations.

CRIMINAL LAW LIAISONS- Albania (As soon as possible), Armenia (January
2001), Bosnia-Herzegovina (March 2000), Bulgaria (August 2000), Croatia
(September 2000), Georgia (February 2000), Kyrgyzstan (September 2000),
Macedonia (September 2000), Moldova (November 2000), Russia (March 2000),
Serbia-Kosovo (March 2000), Serbia-Montenegro (December 2000), Ukraine
(June 2000), and Uzbekistan (June 2000)
* Coordinate criminal law related activities in the host country.
* Organize interactive training workshops for prosecutors, judges, and
defense attorneys on topics such as the drafting and implementation of
modern criminal justice legislation, supervision of investigations,
individual rights, white collar crime, political corruption, organized
crime, and jury trial procedures.

RULE OF LAW LIAISONS - Albania (May and August 2000), Armenia (May and
September 2000), Azerbaijan (June 2000), Belarus (July 2000), Banja Luka,
Bosnia-Herzegovina (November 2000), Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (March
2000), Bulgaria (December 2000), Croatia (January 2001), Kutaisi, Georgia
(June 2000), Tbilisi, Georgia (September 2000 and January 2001), Kazakhstan
(As soon as possible), Kyrgyzstan (October 2000), Macedonia (September
2000), Moldova (August 2000 and January 2001), Romania (August 2000 and
February 2001), Samara, Russia (May 2000), Serbia-Kosovo (As soon as
possible and October 2000), Serbia-Montenegro (February 2001), Tajikistan
(February 2001), Turkmenistan (June 2000), Ukraine (August 2000), and
Uzbekistan (As soon as possible and September 2000)
* Coordinate CEELI rule of law related activities in the host country.
* Identify, develop, and implement technical legal assistance projects in
partnership with the host country's legal community and government
representatives.
* Organize interactive training workshop on topics such as creating an
independent judiciary, drafting ethics codes, revising administrative
procedures, and developing judicial training programs.
* Manage legal reform programs focusing on continuing legal education,
law practice management, and bar development for one year.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- ACTR/ACCELS Program Managers for Central Asia and FSU

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <Gottscha(a)actr.org>
Posted: 14 Jan 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITY- ACTR/ACCELS Program Managers for Central Asia and FSU

The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

Searches are currently underway for the positions listed below. For
complete descriptions and qualifications, please refer to the American
Councils website: http://www.actr.org/

Senior Program Manager, Higher Education Program
Location: Washington, DC

Program Manager, Freedom Support Act Undergraduate Fellowship Program
Location: Washington, DC

Program Manager, Research Scholar Exchange Program
Location: Washington, DC

Program Officer, NIS Initiatives Programs
Location: Washington, DC

Human Resources Associate
Location: Washington, DC

Program Assistant
Location: Washington, DC

Internships - all departments
Location: Washington, DC

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. 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 and future position
vacancies. We retain resumes of qualified candidates for approximately nine
months and will contact prospective candidates, as suitable positions become
available. Anticipate appointments beginning immediately through fall 2000.

For consideration for employment with the American Councils, send a letter,
resume, salary requirements, and area of interest (as applicable) to: Human
Resources, American Councils for International Education, 1776 Massachusetts
Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC, 20036. Fax: 202-872-9178. Website:
http://www.actr.org. No phone calls, please.

JOB OPP.- Int'l Planned Parenthood Federation Program Officer for FSU/Europe

Posted by: Jo Govaerts <jgovaerts(a)ippfen.org>
Posted: 14 Jan 2000


JOB OPP.- Int'l Planned Parenthood Federation Program Officer for FSU/Europe

International Planned Parenthood Federation is an organisation active in the
field of family planning and sexual health and rights. Its European office,
based in Brussels, has a vacancy for Programme Officer. Anyone interested
can send their c.v. to:

IPPF EN
146, rue Royale
1000 Brussels, Belgium
fax 00 32 2 250 09 50
e-mail: chansen(a)ippfen.org
website: http://www.ippf.org/


JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: PROGRAMME OFFICER
Organisation: IPPF EUROPEAN NETWORK (EN)
Location of Job: Brussels
Reporting to: Programme Manager (IPPF EN)

Purpose: To help promote sexual and reproductive health and rights the "new"
Europe as a measure of preventive care and empowerment of young people,
women, men with a special focus on marginalized groups. Consequently the
work includes a comprehensive approach to integrating family planning
service, abortion support system, information, sexuality and sex education,
gender issues (especially neglected areas such as male reproductive health)
and quality of care. While IPPF's mandate is upholding the development of
the NGO sector, it works closely with the public sector and has growing
joint ventures with the private sector. As a membership based organisation
IPPF implements its national programme through autonomous Family Planning
Associations (FPA). This job will also entail working in co-ordination and
collaboration with members of the Programme, Advocacy and Finance Teams of
IPPF EN.

Key Tasks:

At FPA Level (in country and in order of priority):
Programme development
Management capacity building and improvement of staff skills
Project development and support
Programme monitoring, reporting and review
Resource development and fund raising
Governance, policy and branch development
Maintaining public relations with all sectors

At Regional Level:
Developing data base on FPAs
Sustainability initiatives and project development
Represent IPPF EN at selected meetings

Responsible for: Monitoring the activities of 2 Assistant Programme Officers
(APOs). In conjunction with Programme Manager supervising job allocations,
growth and development of APOs and Administrative Assistant. Developing
terms of reference for FPA visits always in consultation with Programme
Manager and other Team Managers if and when necessary.

Education:
- Medical /Health Degree with a focus on sexual and reproductive health
and/or community medicine
- And/or Masters in Public Health and Management or
Epidemeology

Minimum Professional
Experience: 5 years of social welfare oriented work with population and
health related NGOs and direct experience in their programme development,
project support and networking with public sector and international NGOs. In
country experience in Eastern Europe, FSU or Third World countries will be
considered an asset.

Other Skills:
- Fluent in English, and one other European language. Russian an asset
- Understanding of project cycle and writing
- Project budgeting and reporting
- Negotiating projects with donors and partners
- Basic competence with computer packages

Personal Specifications:
- A commitment to human rights issues
- A self-starter but with a willingness to work as a team
- Creativity

JOB- Oxford University Lectureship in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies

Posted by: Ulrich Pagel <up1(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 5 Jan 2000


JOB- Oxford University Lectureship in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

In association with Wolfson College

Faculty of Oriental Studies

UNIVERSITY LECTURERSHIP IN TIBETAN AND HIMALAYAN STUDIES


Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October
2000. Stipend according to age on the scale stlg17,238 to stlg35,670 per
annum. The successful candidate may be offered a non-tutorial fellowship
by Wolfson College. Further particulars, which all candidates should
consult before applying, are available by post or email from Mrs Angela
Norman, telephone 01865 278226; fax 01865 278190; email:
angela.norman(a)orinst.ox.ac.uk.

The lecturer will have to set up and develop degree courses in Tibetan and
Himalayan Studies, and must be fully competent in both classical and modern
Tibetan. Applications are invited from scholars in Tibetan and Himalayan
Studies regardless of specific discipline.

This is a new permanent post funded through a generous benefaction
established in the memory of the late Dr Michael Aris.

Formal applications naming three referees (but not including references)
(seven typed copies, or only one from candidates based overseas) should be
sent to Dr A M Knowland, Secretary to the Oriental Studies Board, Oriental
Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford, OX1 2LE, by FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2000.

[Contact the above mentioned addresses in regard to this job opportunity]

Dr. Ulrich Pagel
Language and Religion in Tibet and Middle Asia
Dept. of the Study of Religions
School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
Great Britain

Tel: 0044 171 691 3349 (valid until December 1999)
Tel: 0044 171 713 0723 (home)
Fax: 0044 171 691 3349 (valid until December 1999)
E-mail: up1(a)soas.ac.uk

JOB- Regional Assistant for Eurasia, National Democratic Institute

Posted by: Edmund Rhoads <edmund(a)ndi.org>
Posted: 14 Dec 1999


JOB- Regional Assistant for Eurasia, National Democratic Institute

Job Announcement
Regional Assistant for Eurasia
Summary: The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
seeks a regional assistant to aid the Eurasia regional director in all
aspects of administration and coordination of region's team work on
democratic development programs in the former Soviet Union.  This full-time
position in Washington, DC is available immediately.  Salary range is in low
$20s, commensurate with experience.  Applicants must be willing to travel to
Washington at their own expense for an interview.
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have:
 - a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university.
 - two years of administrative related experience in international
   development, community organizing, political campaigns, organizational
   development or legislative affairs;
 - demonstrated ability to utilize oral and written communications skills to
   effectively present information, respond to questions, prepare written
   reports, organize meetings and conferences.
 - capacity to work both independently and as a member of a team; good
   interpersonal skills.
 - ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, give attention to detail
   and take initiative.
 - computer proficiency, including word processing, database and spreadsheet
   computer applications.
 - experience abroad, preferably in the former Soviet Union; familiarity
   with international politics; and knowledge of Russian or other regional
   language.

Interested applicants should mail or fax a cover letter and resume to:
The National Democratic Institute
Attn: Edmund Rhoads
1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Fifth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
Fax: (202) 745-2914
No phone calls please.
NDI is an equal opportunity employer.

JOBS- International Trainers, National Democratic Institute

Posted by: Edmund Rhoads <edmund(a)ndi.org>
Posted: 14 Dec 1999


JOBS- International Trainers, National Democratic Institute

NDI International Trainers
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks
resident political party and civic organizing trainers to work on democratic
development programs in several Eurasian republics. Full-time, 1 yr.
positions overseas available immediately. Salary range commensurate to
experience.

Qualifications include: significant national/state politics and
civic organizing experience, experience with legislatures, strong
communication skills, and work experience abroad. Must live and work in
challenging environment. Relocation, housing and other benefits provided.
Must travel to DC at own expense for interview.

Mail/fax cover letter and
resume to: National Democratic Institute, attn: Edmund Rhoads, 1717
Massachusetts Ave., NW #503, Washington, D.C. 20036, fax: 202-745-2914 (no
calls).  EOE

JOBS- Prog. Officer & Prog. Asst., National Endowment for Democracy

Posted by: John Squier <johns(a)ned.org>
Posted: 2 Dec 1999


JOBS- Prog. Officer & Prog. Asst., National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy has two job openings which may be of
interest to readers of the Central Asia list.

PROGRAM OFFICER FOR CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS
The National Endowment for Democracy is searching for a Program Officer for
Central Asia and the Caucasus, to be based in Washington, DC.

Duties will include:
Working with the Senior Program Officer to develop and oversee a grants
program in Central Asia and the Caucasus;
Identifying program priorities and key issues as political and social
conditions change in the region;
Maintaining regional expertise in political and social issues through
research, meetings, and by cultivating a network of contacts and experts;
Reviewing and assessing grant proposals;
Preparing and recommending proposals to the NED Board of Directors;
Monitoring grant programs;
Maintaining contact with organizations and individuals in the region,
including regular travel to the region.

Qualified candidates should have a Masters degree in a relevant field and
two years of experience.
Candidates should also have travel experience and in-depth knowledge of
political and social issues in the former Soviet Union. Fluent Russian
language and strong writing skills are required.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume or CV, writing sample, and
names of three references to:
John E. Squier
Program Officer for Russia and Ukraine
National Endowment for Democracy
Suite 700,
1101 15th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
Or e-mail to johns(a)ned.org
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

PROGRAM ASSISTANT FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE AND THE NEW INDEPENDENT
STATES

The National Endowment for Democracy is searching for a Program Assistant
for Central and Eastern Europe and the New Independent States, to be based
in Washington D.C.

Duties will include:
Assisting the program staff in assessing assess grant proposals, monitoring
existing grants, maintaining contacts with the region and clerical and
information management duties.
Qualified candidates should have a B.A in a relevant field of study; basic
knowledge of the political and social issues in the geographic region;
administrative support experience; good computer skills and some language
skills, preferably Russian.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a Congressionally funded,
private, nonprofit grant-making organization created in 1983 to strengthen
democratic institutions around the world through non-governmental efforts.
The Endowment conducts a worldwide grants program that assists organizations
abroad-including political parties, business, labor, civic education, youth,
women, media, human rights, and other groups-that are working for democratic
goals.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume or CV, writing sample, and
names of three references to:
John E. Squier
Program Officer for Russia and Ukraine
National Endowment for Democracy
Suite 700,
1101 15th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
Or e-mail to johns(a)ned.org
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE; only applications under active consideration will
receive a response.

visit the NED web page at: http://www.ned.org

JOB- University Lecturership in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, Univ. of Oxford

Posted by: Ulrich Pagel <up1(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 15 Nov 1999


JOB- University Lecturership in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, Univ. of Oxford

Faculty of Oriental Studies
University of Oxford

The University will shortly be inviting applications for a University
Lecturership in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies. This is an entirely new post
in a culturally and historically significant area, funded through a generous
benefaction established in memory of the late Dr. Michael Aris by Hans and
Maerit Rausing and Joseph and Lisbet Koerner. Dr. Aris held Research
Fellowships at St John's College, at Wolfson College, and, later at St
Antony's College. He was a member of the Oriental Studies Faculty, and
taught Tibetan on an informal basis and supervised research students. The
University now wishes to take full advantage of this unique opportunity to
initiate formal degree courses in Tibetan language and culture, and to
develop research initiatives in all aspects of Tibetan and Himalayan studies.

The Oriental Studies Faculty already offers degree courses at both
undergraduate and graduate levels in Sanskrit and in Chinese, and has many
research students in both these areas. Posts and courses in Indian Studies
are also found in the faculties of Modern History, Anthropology and
Geography, Social Studies, and Theology. The Theology Faculty offers
opportunities for studying Buddhism at both undergraduate and graduate
levels. There is an excellent collection of materials and manuscripts in
Tibetan in the Bodleian Library, which it is hoped to extend considerably.

The first duty of the lecturer will be to devise, set up and develop degree
courses in Tibetan language and in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies. It is
anticipated that the lecturer will also be invited to offer teaching within
his or her range of expertise on existing courses which are not primarily in
Tibetan. He or she will join a faculty which allies a commitment to the
highest standards of excellence in teaching and research (it was judged
'excellent' in the 1997 Teaching Quality Assessment and was the only
department in the 1996 RAE to obtain a 5* in Asian Studies) to a
multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Oriental cultures and
civilisations.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate that his or her research
output will help the faculty maintain its research rating and reputation for
teaching of the highest order. The faculty is committed to the view that
all disciplines must be studied on the basis of mastery of the original
languages, and applicants will be expected to be fully competent in both
classical and modern Tibetan, and be able to use the primary sources that
are central to Tibetan and Himalayan Studies.
Applications are invited from scholars in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies
regardless of specific discipline.

All enquiries may be addressed to:

anne.knowland(a)admin.ox.ac.uk


Dr. Ulrich Pagel
Department of the Study of Religions
School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
Great Britain

tel: 0171 691 3349 (office)
tel: 0171 713 0723 (home)
fax: 0171 691 3349
e.mail: up1(a)soas.ac.uk

JOB- Director, Himalayan & Inner Asian Resources (HIAR)

Posted by: Pat Melleby <pmelleby(a)trace.org>
Posted: 5 Nov 1999


JOB- Director, Himalayan & Inner Asian Resources (HIAR)

Himalayan & Inner Asian Resources (HIAR), a project of Trace Foundation,
seeks to promote excellence in the study and research of the Himalayas and
Inner Asian borderlands, with a primary focus on Tibet. HIAR serves
scholars, researchers, artists, intellectual leaders and thinkers worldwide,
so that they may interact and share ideas and source documentation.

HIAR hopes to accomplish these goals through:

- promoting the dynamic interchange of ideas through seminars, scholarly
exchanges, lectures and courses;
- construction of a carefully chosen collection of contemporary and
historical documentation, including monographs, serials, manuscripts,
scholars notes, electronic texts, audiovisual material and databases;
- establishment of a website that will allow access to the collection
catalogs and databases on a worldwide basis;
- creation of databases for distribution through the internet; and
- facilitating access to materials and activities outside of HIAR through
collaboration with institutions and individuals.

The current HIAR collection consists of traditional religious scriptures,
historical texts, academic resources as well as modern literary works; Tibet
journals from the PRC published in Tibetan and Chinese; and audio/video
cassettes, with an emphasis on Tibet.

The Director will be responsible for working closely with Foundation
executives to further the mission of HIAR by:

- overseeing acquisition of materials for the library; this will include
working with current independent sources as well as establishing new
vendors;
- organizing and conducting periodic seminars, classes and lectures on
relevant topics.
- establishing and maintaining contact with foreign government officials;
- building formal relationships with academic institutions within the US
and abroad;
- collaborating with staff to develop digital media, book preservation and
electronic library systems, as well as a HIAR website;
- serving as a resource for library users by guiding patrons to HIAR
holdings which are relevant to their projects or interests and giving
advice as to where materials outside of HIAR may be found; and
- coordinating outreach activities.

The Director will also be responsible for:

- recruiting, training and managing HIAR staff;
- working with staff to refine and implement job descriptions;
- establishing and implementing financial and administrative policies,
procedures, and guidelines for the smooth operation of the library.

The successful candidate must:

- have a knowledge of Classical and Modern Tibetan Literature;
- have a knowledge of the history and politics of Inner Asia and adjacent
regions;
- have a minimum of six years related experience working in a library,
academic setting or resource center;
- have an advanced degree, preferably in Tibetan and/or East Asian studies;
- have experience developing budget plans and allocating resources;
- display strong leadership skills and management ability;
- be comfortable working in different cultural settings;
- have excellent communication/interpersonal skills;
- have a knowledge of computers;
- be willing to travel; and
- be fluent in written and spoken English. Fluency in Mandarin Chinese
and/or Tibetan is preferred, but not required.

Trace Foundation and HIAR are based in New York City, NY. Trace Foundation
also supports community-based projects within the Northwest and Southwest
Regions of China in the fields of education, economic development,
appropriate technology, cultural heritage and health.

Trace Foundation offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits
package. Please send CV with salary requirements to P. Melleby. Fax
212-367-7383 or email: <trace(a)trace.org>.


Patricia Melleby
Trace Foundation

pmelleby(a)trace.org
212-367-7380 - tel
212-367-7383 - fax

JOB- USAID Commercial Law Training Project, Tajikistan

Posted by: Susan Ferguson <sferguson(a)checchiconsulting.com>
Posted: 25 Oct 1999


JOB- USAID Commercial Law Training Project, Tajikistan

Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc., is currently looking to fill a long
term position on a USAID commercial law training and drafting project for
Tajikistan. This is a two year project with residence in Almaty and
includes all relevant post allowances. Looking for mobilization by the end
of November.
Please contact Susan Ferguson at sferguson(a)checchiconsulting.com to submit a
CV or for more information. Fax is 202-466-9070.

[Forwarded from: nisjobs]

JOB OPP.- Professor of Turkish/Central Asian Turkic, U. Mich., Ann Arbor

Posted by: Central Asian Studies-Harvard <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 22 Oct 1999


JOB OPP.- Professor of Turkish/Central Asian Turkic, U. Mich., Ann Arbor

Pending approval by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at
the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the Department of Near Eastern
Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Turkish
Language, Literature, and Culture at the rank of assistant professor or
higher. Applicants are expected to hold (or be about to obtain) the Ph.D.
degree in Turkish studies and be able to teach elementary through advanced
level courses in modern Turkish as well as graduate and undergraduate
courses on Turkish literature and culture. Preference will be given to
candidates who can teach Ottoman Turkish; expertise in the Turkic languages
of Central Asia and Russia will also be considered. Demonstrated excellence
in research and teaching is expected of the successful candidate. Review of
applications will begin on January 10, 2000 and will continue until the
position is filled.

Applicants should send a statement of their teaching philosophy and research
interests as well as a detailed list of proposed courses, and three letters
of recommendation to the Turkish Search Committee, Department of Near
Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, 2068 Frieze Building, Ann Arbor, MI
48109-1285; fax (734) 936-2679. The University of Michigan is an affirmative
action, equal opportunity employer.

JOB- Program Manager, Project HOPE, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Michael E. Zeilinger <Mzprojhope(a)kaznet.kz>
Posted: 18 Oct 1999


JOB- Program Manager, Project HOPE, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Project HOPE, a non-profit international health and education foundation, is
currently seeking qualified candidates for Program Manager for a
USAID-funded Tuberculosis Program based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Primary
responsibility will be to plan, lead, organize and supervise the
development, implementation and monitoring of HOPE's TB programs in
Uzbekistan. The successful candidate will provide overall administrative
management for Directly Observed Therapy Short-course (DOTS) pilot sites in
the country as well as TB laboratory development.

Requirements: Experience in international health education and management.
Master's degree in public health highly desirable. Russian language ability
highly desirable. Written and oral English fluency required. EOE M/F/D/V

Contact: Cindy Marino; Project HOPE; Millwood, VA 22646
Tel: 540-837-2100
fax: 540-837-1813
e-mail: cmarino(a)projhope.org

JOB- Tuberculosis Educator/Physician, Project HOPE, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Michael E. Zeilinger <Mzprojhope(a)kaznet.kz>
Posted: 18 Oct 1999


JOB- Tuberculosis Educator/Physician, Project HOPE, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Project HOPE, a non-profit international health and education foundation, is
currently seeking qualified candidates for Tuberculosis Educator for a
USAID-funded Tuberculosis Program based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Primary
responsibility will be to assist in the development of TB program and pilot
sites based on WHO DOTS diagnosis and treatment methodology in Uzbekistan,
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. The successful candidate will work
closely with Project HOPE's Program Director in Central Asia, the HOPE
headquarters team, and Project HOPE's local TB staff and will collaborate
with WHO, World Bank, and USAID in the expansion of the program.

Requirements: Medical doctor certified in pulmonary or infectious dis.
with focus on TB management. International experience required and
Russian language ability highly desirable. EOE M/F/D/V

Contact: Cindy Marino; Project HOPE; Millwood, VA 22646
Tel: 540-837-2100
fax: 540-837-1813
e-mail: cmarino(a)projhope.org

JOB- Consultant, Ferghana Valley Development Programme, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Esther Schaufelberger <esther(a)sdc.tajnet.com>
Posted: 5 Oct 1999


JOB- Consultant, Ferghana Valley Development Programme, Kyrgyzstan

Consultant for program development support to the UN Ferghana Valley
Development Program, Central Asia

Duration: 6 weeks, as soon as possible

Location: Osh, Kyrgyzstan, with travelling in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and
Uzbekistan

SDC is planning to support the program development phase (August 1999
December 2000) of a UN Ferghana Valley Development Program (FVDP) and
intends to take an active role in shaping the program. The Coordination
Office in Bishkek is therefore looking for a consultant for supporting the
Project Implementation Unit in finalising set-up of the project management,
the implementing mechanism and in designing a plan of activities for this
challenging program.
The FVDP is a regional UN program aiming at better cooperation and
understanding between the Ferghana Valley countries through projects
addressing key issues in economic development, education, environment and
information management. A preparatory phase (August 1998 July 1999) was
dedicated to the definition of the directions of the program, the set-up of
the program management system and the establishment of a network for support.

The Project Implementation Unit has so far established a sound analysis of
the political, social and economic context in which the program will take
place. The needs have been prioritised in a process based on broad
consensus. The necessary contacts on central and local government level are
established. The support of the international community is assured.

The next, crucial step is the operationalisation of the program, which means

* identification of the implementing institutions
* assessment of the technical assistance needs of these institutions
* operational program design
* set-up of a plan of activities
* clarify the staff needs
* finalise ToRs for Chief Technical Advisor, UNVs and local staff
* propose a program steering and monitoring mechanism


PROFILE REQUIREMENT

For this task we are looking for a consultant with broad experience in
project and program management. The person is expected to have experience in
the development and implementation of multi-country and multi-sectoral
programs in politically sensitive contexts. FVDP requires special
sensitivity to issues of conflict impact and familiarity with conflict
prevention projects. Knowledge of the particular institutional context of
transitory countries will be an important asset. The mandate requires a very
good knowledge of the mandate, rules and operational regulation of UNDP and
the specialisted UN agencies.

We are looking forward to receiving your propositions!

For more information please contact Esther Schaufelberger, Program Officer,
at the Swiss Coordiation Office in Bishkek or at the Office for Technical
Cooperation in Dushanbe, or Felix Fellmann, desk officer, in SDC Bern.


SWISS COORDINATION OFFICE - BISHKEK
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
- Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs
116, Apt. 2, Orozbekova Str.
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Tel (996 312) 22 89 55 or 22 55 17
Fax (996 312) 66 05 40
e-mail: swiss(a)imfiko.bishkek.su

JOB OPP.- Islam: Religion, Culture & Society, Ohio State University

Posted by: Diana DuBrul <DuBrul.1(a)osu.edu>
Posted: 28 Sep 1999


JOB OPP.- Islam: Religion, Culture & Society, Ohio State University

The Ohio State University, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
(NELC) seeks to make a junior level tenure-eligible appointment. The
successful candidate will have near-native fluency/textual competence in at
least one of the languages of Islam, as well as reading proficiency in
another. One of these languages must be Arabic. Period of scholarly
specialization is open but the successful candidate will be expected to
teach general courses on Islam. Topics of research and teaching interest
could include: textuality and society, intellectual institutions,
orthodoxies and heterodoxies, legal studies, etc. Interest in comparative
religious studies and comparative theoretical perspectives that reach beyond
the Middle East region as conventionally defined are welcome. Undergraduate
and graduate teaching duties may include some supervision of
language-teaching program. Interest or experience in innovative teaching
methods and materials is welcome. Salary is competitive. Send CV, writing
sample (approx. 20-50 pp.), statement of research and teaching goals, and
names and addresses of three referees to Prof. Sabra Webber, Chair, Islamic
Studies Search Committee, NELC Dept., The Ohio State University, 203 B & Z
Building, 1735 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1293. If you plan to attend
MESA or AAR annual meetings, please indicate this in your cover letter.
Review of applications will begin October 30 and continue until position is
filled. 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.

ISLAMPOS/C

JOB- President, American University in Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Dennis McConnell <Mac(a)Maine.edu>
Posted: 24 Sep 1999


JOB- President, American University in Kyrgyzstan

The 11 September issue of The Economist includes an notice announcing the
search for a President of the American University in Kyrgyzstan (AUK). The
university is in Bishkek. Perhaps some list members will have an interest in
applying, or know of colleagues who might be qualified / interested. The
announcement is to lengthy for me to reproduce here, so I will only provide
contact information for more details. Suffice to say that the announcement
is quite similar to other Presidential search announcements you may have
seen, but the neighborhood of the university is quite unique. I had the
pleasure of serving as a Visiting Professor at the school a few years ago,
when it was known as the Kyrgyz-American School. As it happens, I found
Bishkek, and Kyrgyzstan, very interesting. The students were outstanding.

If you are interested in the position, but do not have access to this issue
of The Economist, it seems that you can request information from this e-mail
address: Anne.Reiche(a)KornFerry.com

For your information, Korn/Ferry is an international recruiting firm of some
note. I have visited the Korn/Ferry International website
(http://www.kornferry.com/) but a quick review did not reveal any more
information about the position in Bishkek. Let me know if you have any
difficulty making contact.

Forwarded from CEEMAN-L

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Asst. Director, Inner Asian & Uralic NRC, Indiana University

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 21 Sep 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Asst. Director, Inner Asian & Uralic NRC, Indiana University

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University

Primary responsibilities: The assistant director administers a wide
variety of activities for the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource
Center, a federally-funded area studies center devoted to instruction,
outreach, and research focusing on Inner Asia, Turkey, Hungary, Estonia,
and Finland. The assistant director designs and carries out projects,
including collaboration with other Center staff and supervision of their
work; s/he also manages grant funds in accordance with Federal and
University regulations. Assistant director is responsible for organizing
programs for visitors, conducting outreach programs, planning and holding
conferences, and maintaining relations with other units at IU and at other
universities. Incumbent also helps identify sources of external public and
private funding, prepares grant proposals, and provides assistance as
needed to the Center director.

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

Send cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for position,
resume, names and phone numbers of four persons to be contacted as
references to:

Professor William Fierman
Director, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Goodbody Hall 157
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

Telephone: (812) 855-3759.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

LECTURESHIPS- Visiting Lectureships in Armenia, Civic Education Project

Posted by: Pascale Mathieu <pmathieu(a)cep.yale.edu>
Posted: 15 Sep 1999


LECTURESHIPS- Visiting Lectureships in Armenia, Civic Education Project

CEP, an international non-profit organization dedicated to assisting
educational reform at universities in Armenia and other newly independent
states in Eurasia and Eastern Europe, has two IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for
visiting lecturers at Yerevan Brjussov State Institute of Foreign Languages
and Yerevan State University. Qualifications include advanced degree in
Political Science/International Relations, specialization in Comparative
Politics in Europe, Political Theory, Conflict Resolution, or the Politics
of Transition in the Post-Communist States. Teaching experience is required.

CEP Visiting Lecturers teach social science courses (in English) and assist
with curriculum development and outreach projects. Assignments are for one
academic year with the possibility of renewal. Lecturers receive a stipend,
housing, round-trip airfare, and health insurance.

To receive a general application packet for other CEP positions for the
2000-2001 academic year contact CEP at:

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
Website: http://www.cep.org.hu

LECTURESHIPS- Visiting Lecturers in Central Asia/CEE/NIS, Civic Education Project

Posted by: Kathy Fischer-Brown <kfischer-brown(a)cep.yale.edu>
Posted: 15 Sep 1999


LECTURESHIPS- Visiting Lecturers in Central Asia/CEE/NIS, Civic Education Project

CIVIC EDUCATION PROJECT

CEP, an international non-profit organization supporting higher education
reform at universities in Central/Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia,
is now accepting applications for the 2000-2001 academic year.

VISITING LECTURERS

CEP Visiting Lecturers teach courses in English and collaborate with local
colleagues on curriculum development and outreach activities. CEP currently
has programs in Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic,
Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania,
Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, and
Uzbekistan. Assignments are for one year, with the possibility for renewal.
Visiting Lecturers teach courses in law, political science, international
relations, women's/gender studies, history, art history, sociology,
anthropology, journalism, and academic writing. Visiting Lecturers receive
housing, stipend, round trip airfare, and health insurance. Application
deadline is February 15, 2000.

EASTERN SCHOLARS

The Eastern Scholar program supports outstanding scholars from
Central/Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia who have studied at a
Western university and desire to return to an academic post in their home
countries. CEP assists Eastern Scholars to reestablish relations with their
former universities and provides a modest stipend, teaching materials, and
access to CEP academic programs and events. Application deadline is March
15. 2000.

To apply, or for more information, please contact:

Civic Education Project
1140 Chapel St., Suite 2A-0
New Haven, CT 06511
Tel: (203) 781-0263
Fax: (203) 781-0265
E-mail: cep(a)cep.yale.edu
http://www.cep.org.hu

JOB OPPORTUNITY- UNV Regional Development Advisors, UNDP Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Kwabena Asante <kw(a)undp.bishkek.su>
Posted: 8 Sep 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- UNV Regional Development Advisors, UNDP Kyrgyzstan

URGENT VACANCY

Please forward all CVs to United Nations Volunteer Programme Officer:
Kwabena Asante-Ntiamoah, email: <kw(a)undp.bishkek.su>

Post Title: UNV Specialist: Regional Development Advisors (RDA)
Duty Station: Jalal-Abad Oblast, Southern Kyrgyzstan
Project: KYR/98/H01 Decentralisation Project
KYR/98/V01/A UNV Support to Decentralisation in Kyrgyzstan
Duration: Two Years (with possibility of extension)
Estimated Date
of Assignment: Immediate

Background:

Kyrgyzstan gained its independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991, the
young Central Asian Republic has since embarked on the difficult transition
from a centralised economic, political and social system to one that
embraces market principles and the foundations for people centered
governance. The UNDP Country Office in Kyrgyzstan is assisting in
conjunction with other donor countries and organisations in the thematic
areas of Poverty Alleviation, Good Governance, Environmental Regeneration,
Empowerment of Women and Sustainable Livelihood.

The government of the Kyrgyz Republic has adopted the Sustainable Human
Development (SHD) Strategy produced by the SHD council of the Presidents
Office. All UNDP activities falls within the directions of this strategy.
The "Support to Decentralization Programme" and the related UNDP project
document was signed July 1998. A parallel United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
project (UNV Support to Decentralisation in Kyrgyzstan) will be signed
shortly. Both projects support the capacity building in the self-governing
institutions; that is Aiyl Okmotos (Local Councils) at the very grassroots
level, which were created in 1996 as a result of the Presidents call for a
more decentralized structure of the delivery of public services and people's
participation in governance. All the UNDP/UNV activities in the area of
decentralization are managed by the Congress of Local Communities, a
National Non -Governmental Organisation (NGO), which also represents the
Association of Local Self-governing Institutions.

Responsibilities:

The RDA will work under the guidance of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA)
and National Project Manager (NPM), in regard to substantial technical
matters, but will report to the project management. The Regional Programme
Office will be based in a Ayil Okmoto (Local Council) and will advice all
Aiyl Okmotos (Local Councils) in the pilot rayon (pilot District), as well
as provide advice to the Kenesh (local parliament) and Akim's office of the
rayon. The local project team consisting of the Regional Development Advisor
(UNV specialist) and two National UNV's will use the support of the Aiyl
Okmoto (Local Council), rayon Kenesh (Local Parliament) and rayon Akim's
Office (Governor's Office) to implement programme activities.

The RDA will be responsible for implementation of and achievement of all
programme outputs at the raiyon (district) level and act as the
representative of the programme management at the raiyon level. In this
regard, the RDA will contribute, specifically, to the following:

1. Fulfil the ouputs and objectives of the programme for the pilot raiyon by
working with and through the mobilisation of oblast, raiyon and ayil
authorities (both elected and administrative).

2. The RDA will mobilize the private sector, non-government community based
groups and other organizations for implementation, sustainability and
replication of programme activities based on detailed quarterly work plans.

3. Participate in the design and implementation of the evaluation and
monitoring system of the decentralization programme, based on a initial base
line study of all ayils (villages) in the rayon (districts).

4. Provide technical assistance in the area of participatory development
initiatives and develop and organize training and develop the capability and
capacity of programme staff, government administrations, elected
authorities, non-government organizations, etc. to enhance decentralization
and self-governance.

5. Assisting in the formation of the Raiyon Information Centers.

6. Organize networking arrangements among the donor community and the NGO
community for strengthening and replication of the programme activities.

7. Train, advice and implement the institutionalization of a implementation
manual for approving micro capital grants to the communities.

Qualifications:

(1) The RDA will be a holder of Master's degree in Development Studies,
Public Administration, Local Government, Social Planning, Social Sciences
and other related fields.

(2) The RDA should have practical experiences of working with local
administrations or elected authorities for planning and management of
development.

(3) Participatory Techniques/skills and their application for training and
social mobilisation, as well as social survey skills are needed.

(4) The RDA should have knowledge of most of the major sector issues and
must be able to give professional advice on each sector as part of an
integrated multisector development package.

(5) The incumbent should possess analytical skills in planning and
management, social mobiliser and ability to train others.

(6) Computer literate.

Proven abilities in English and Russian languages are required.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Poverty Alleviation Programme UN Volunteer, UNDP Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Sanjar Tursaliev <sanjar(a)wid.elcat.kg>
Posted: 8 Sep 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Poverty Alleviation Programme UN Volunteer, UNDP Kyrgyzstan

There is an opening for an International UN Volunteer in the Poverty
Alleviation Programme, UNDP Kyrgyzstan. The Terms of Reference are
appended below. Interested persons should address their CV and/or queries to:

Sanjar Tursaliev,
Programme Assistant
UNDP Poverty Alleviation Programme
Tel./Fax.: 996 (312) 66-04-18 or 66-38-85
Email: sanjar(a)wid.elcat.kg


TERMS OF REFERENCE

FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND CREDIT OFFICERS (International UNVs)

Responsibilities:

1. Manage the operations of the Oblast Programme Implementation Unit (office)

2. Supervise the Rural Development and Credit Assistant and the Driver

3. Select NGOs and local animators who will be involved as partners in the
programme at the local level. The selection should be based on criteria
already established in the Project Implementation Manual.

4. Provide community briefing about the Poverty Alleviation Programme

5. Identify training needs and conduct relevant training for NGOs and
Animators

6. As mentors and trainers of NGOs and animators, facilitate the process of
identifying the poor within target communities and formation of self-help
groups (SHGs)

7. Work closely with established SHGs and through NGOs/Local Animators,
provide group development support and assistance with SHG informal savings
and credit schemes.

8. Facilitate the linkages among SHGs to form Self Help Group Associations

9. Ensure proper facilitation of SHGs (by NGOs/Animators) in the process of
project identification and formulation, preparation of loan applications
(to formal financial institutions).

10. Work with NGOs on developing strategies for expanding programme outreach

11. Provide input on the development/revision of manuals and guidelines
within the programme.

12. Coordinate programme activities with all relevant institutions, donors
and projects at the local level.

13. Responsibility for promoting gender issues within the PAP II and other
linked projects implemented by the GID Bureau.

JOB OPPORTUNITY - Project HOPE Project Director, Child Survival Program, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Project HOPE <cmarino(a)projhope.org>
Posted: 26 Aug 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY - Project HOPE Project Director, Child Survival Program, Uzbekistan

[Forwarded from: [nisjobs] Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>]

Project HOPE
Center for Health Affairs
Attn: Lisa Hicks
7500 Old Georgetown Rd, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814

Project HOPE is currently seeking qualified candidates for Project Director
for a USAID-funded Child Survival Program in Uzbekistan. Primary
responsibility will be to provide programmatic oversight and administrative
support for activities in the oblast of Navoi, Uzbekistan. With the
Ministry of Health and other local agencies, the Project Director will
guide a team of local staff in the implementation, supervision, and
monitoring of reproductive health and child survival strategies and promote
local capacity building. The Project Director will work closely with
Project HOPE's Program Director in Central Asia and the HOPE headquarters
team, as well as Project HOPE's local TB staff in Uzbekistan.

Requirements: Physician, nurse, or Masters of Public Health with 5 to 7 years program
management in the region preferred. Excellent human resource management
skills. Knowledge of USAID child survival programs, IMCI, and/or
reproductive health, training, and health education a plus.

Contact Cindy Marino, Human Resources, Millwood, VA 22646;
1-800-544-4673 or 540-837-2100, ext. 204; e-mail cmarino(a)projhope.org

EOE M/F/D/V

JOB OPPORTUNITY - FICNA Country Directors in Kyrgyzstan and Caucasus

Posted by: FINCA <jobs(a)villagebanking.org>
Posted: 26 Aug 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY - FICNA Country Directors in Kyrgyzstan and Caucasus

[Forwarded from: [nisjobs] Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>]

FINCA International seeks on-site Country Directors for programs in
Kyrgyzstan, and Caucasus Region of the Newly Independent States (NIS).

Qualifications:

Previous experience working overseas (preferably in a transitional,
post-Soviet, economy), strong managerial experience and excellent financial
management skills required. Must be a self-starter with strong team-building
skills. Fluency in English.

Preferences:

Previous work with credit either in commercial banking or microfinance,
fluency in Russian and relevant graduate degree. If you are interested in
applying for any of the posted positions please email your resume to:
jobs(a)villagebanking.org
From ???(a)??? Mon Aug 23 08:19:02 1999

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Senior Program Manager, Program Assistant, Internships, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <Gottscha(a)actr.org>
Posted: 22 Aug 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Senior Program Manager, Program Assistant, Internships, ACTR/ACCELS

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

NOTICE OF POSITIONS OPENINGS
Posting Date: 8/22/99
Closing Date: Open until filled

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. 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 and future
positions. We retain resumes of qualified candidates for approximately
nine months and will contact prospective candidates as suitable
positions become available.

For consideration for employment with the American Councils, send a
letter, resume, salary requirements, and position sought ( as applicable)
to: Human Resources, American Councils for International Education,
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC, 20036. Fax:
202-872-9178. Website: http://www.actr.org. No phone calls, please.

1)

POSITION TITLE/PROGRAM: SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER, HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Location: Washington, DC

SUMMARY:
The Senior Program Manager in the American Councils division for higher
education programs coordinates the organization's efforts to implement
undergraduate and graduate education programs in the US and the NIS.
Programs in this division include: the Freedom Support Act
Undergraduate Program, Muskie/Freedom Support Act (FSA) Graduate
Fellowship Programs, Russian Language and Area Studies Programs,
Research Scholar Programs, and NIS Initiatives Programs.

The Senior Program Manager will oversee the work of program
managers directly responsible for specific programs, as well those
responsible for specific programmatic functions that serve all programs
in the division. The Senior Program Manager is the higher education
division's key person responsible for all higher education programs
contract negotiation, monitoring, and reporting. All program managers in
the division report to the Senior Program Manager for Higher Education.

The Senior Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that program
managers develop, implement, and maintain all phases of their respective
programs including: program administration, proposal and report
preparation, financial monitoring and reporting, supervision and
coordination of staff work, data collection and maintenance, and program
funder liaison. The Senior Program Manager is also responsible for
ensuring cultivation and maintenance of host university relations
including: host institution competitions, cost sharing negotiations, and
participant recruitment. In conjunction with program managers in the
division and the Vice President, the Senior Program Manager is also
responsible for new program initiatives and development.

The Senior Program Manager reports to the Vice President/Director of
Programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Master's degree (doctorate preferred) in NIS area-related field,
education, administration, international development, or a related area,
plus minimum eight to ten years administrative experience related to
educational programs;
- Russian language/area studies expertise;
- Demonstrated effective budgeting, financial management, planning, and
organizational skills
- Experience in international education exchange arena;
- Experience as liaison with government funders (preferably U.S. Department of
State, U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, Department
of Education);
- Experience in development and negotiation of program proposals for funding;
- Demonstrated skills in organizational representation;
- Strong supervisory experience and management skills;
Desired:
- Overseas work experience;
- Broad-based contacts in higher education;
- Experience as liaison/coordinator with field-based activities

Anticipated Starting date: late-September, 1999


2)

POSITION TITLE/PROGRAM: PROGRAM ASSISTANT, OFFICE OF NIS INITIATIVES

Location: Washington, DC

SUMMARY:
The NIS Initiatives department is responsible for administration of student
and scholar programs funded primarily by foreign governments,
including: the Bolashak Presidential Program, Kazak ESL Direct
Placement Program, Yeltsin Presidential Program, Kadry Presidential
Program, Kumtor Program, Uzbek Presidential Program, and programs for
independent students.

General areas of program administration applicable to most programs are
as follows: application, testing and selection of participants;
administration of university competition for participant placement;
placement of participants; coordination of participant travel; maintenance
of participant relations; financial planning and oversight; maintenance of
relations with funding agencies; coordination/maintenance of relations
with field offices; and development of new programs.

The Program Assistant for the Office of NIS Initiatives is an entry-level
position, reporting to the Program Manager. Working in conjunction with
two program officers, the incumbent is responsible for providing
administrative and logistical support to students throughout their
academic programs. The position also requires coordination of work
with staff in field offices in the CIS.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor's degree in related field;
- Strong writing and communication skills (English and Russian);
- Demonstrated organizational ability;
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills;
- Ability to manage multiple priorities quickly and effectively;
- Ability to work independently while contributing to an overall team effort;
- Proven effectiveness in a cross-cultural work environment; and
- Effective interpersonal skills

Anticipated starting date: early- to mid-September, 1999


3)

POSITION TITLE/PROGRAM: INTERNSHIPS, VARIOUS PROGRAMS

Location: Washington, DC

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY:
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS offers
paid and unpaid internship opportunities each semester to qualified
candidates. Internship vary in duration, the nature of the projects, and
the number of hours needed for completion. We attempt to match project
needs with the interests of the respective interns we appoint. Potential
internship assignments are noted below.

Advancement
research information about prospective contributors;
database data entry and reporting

Conferences
field phone calls in Russian
assist in organizing and proofreading conference schedule of papers
and participant lists;
assist with conference logistical arrangements;
respond to routine questions about the program;
review and organize documents (in Russian)

Participant data/program administration
track participant/alumni data; data entry to database;
compile information from participant evaluations;
prepare participant and program files for archives;
assist with housing arrangements for participants;
conduct US educational institution research;
assist with logistical matters for participant orientations;
perform administrative tasks (filing, copying, organizing materials, etc.)

Government relations
monitor/attend congressional hearings;
identify and secure policy statements affecting international exchange
and the NIS;
review daily papers for articles of interest;
conduct selective research on foreign policy issues;
write routine government relations correspondence;
organize member mailings for action alerts;
organize and update state-by-state briefing books on ACTR activities for
members of Congress

Human Resources
assist with recruitment and appointment of employees;
prepare correspondence to employment candidates;
assist with new employee orientation preparation and execution;
assist with administration of employee benefits programs;
conduct research; prepare response to employment surveys and
reports; and
special projects related to human resources policies and procedures

Anticipated: Fall 1999; Spring 2000.

From ???(a)??? Thu Aug 12 14:59:29 1999

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- UNV Positions in Kyrgyzstan (Urgent)

Posted by: Kwabena Asante <kw(a)undp.bishkek.su>
Posted: 12 Aug 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- UNV Positions in Kyrgyzstan (Urgent)

The following three positions are urgently being sought to be filled in UNDP
Kyrgyzstan. See full job descriptions below:


* Information Technology Specialist
* Rural Development and Credit Officer
* Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Potential candidates should contact:

Mr. Kwabena Asante
UNV Programme Officer
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
e-mail: kw(a)undp.bishkek.su


URGENT POST

UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME IN KYRGYZSTAN
UNDP KYRGYZSTAN
UNV Specialist Job Description

Post Title: Information Technology Specialist, KYR/V/166
Project Tile/No: Result Oriented Monitoring and Evaluation Project KYR/99/002
Duration: One year with possibility of extension
Duty Station: Bishkek
Target Date of Assignment: September 1999

Background:

The Sustainable Human Development (SHD) Impact Assessment an d Monitoring
project KYR/99/002 aims to support more effective use of developmental
resources through improved monitoring and evaluation of national strategies,
country programmes and projects. It will do this, first, through developing
and strengthening systems of monitoring and evaluation for the (a) the
National SHD Strategy; (b) UNDP Country Programme including making
country-specific and corporate Strategic Resource Frameworks operational
(the latter as a key part of the new Multi-Year Funding Framework of UNDP
and (c) UNDP projects/programmes together with those of its development
partners. Second it will support building long-term national capacity for
monitoring and evaluation. Third, it aims to improve communication linkages
and information flows to ensure effective sharing of lessons learned.

Responsibilities:

The UNV Specialist will work as part of a team of information specialist
within the UNDP framework in the Kyrgyz Republic and will also be available
for undertaking work for other UNDP projects/programmes at the request of
the National Programme Manager.

1. Identify existing communication and information strategies for
government, NGOs and other donors;

2. Develop a comprehensive communications strategy for UNDP Bishkek ( and
the rest of the UN family in Bishkek if necessary) as well as for the
National SHD Council;

3. Develop an integrated strategy for these systems and identify how they
can be linked to other useful information and partners;

4. Undertake analysis of training needs for training in using computers and
web-publishing;

5. Undertake training and/or arrange training for national partners as
appropriate

6. Support the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist in developing M&E
systems for the National SHD Strategy, the UNDP Country Office and UNDP
projects and programmes, especially with the development of computer
programmes to facilitate management and

7. Provide continuous support to the development of web site for the UN
family and national SHD Council

Qualifications:

The Information Technology specialist should have an advanced degree in
information technology, management or other related subjects. She/He should
have experience in creating web-site publications, have experience in
project implementation or generally project planning. Proven abilities in
English are required and ability to speak the Russian language will be an
advantage.


URGENT POST

UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME IN KYRGYZSTAN
UNDP KYRGYZSTAN
JOB DESCRIPTION

PROJECT: KYR/98/002 PARTICIPATORY POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROJECT (PAPII)
Title: KYR/V/0UNV Specialist Rural Development and Credit Officer (RDO)
Duty Station: Jalal-Abad Southern Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 12 months initially with possibility of extension
Target date of assignment: URGENT: As soon as possible

Introduction

Poverty is the overriding concern of the Kyrgyz Government, and poverty
eradication and job creation programme are key priority programmes within
the National Sustainable Human Development Strategy. This year at the end
July the 1st phase of the poverty programme will be completed. The second
phase of the project is scheduled to start in July 1998.

First phase of the Poverty Alleviation Programme (KYR/94/007) was launched
by UNDP as pilot project aimed to enhance the potential contribution of
voluntary organizations to strengthen partnership with state programs, to
pursue self-help initiatives building upon local knowledge systems and
resources within overall national development priorities. The programme is
being implemented through: 1) encouragement of income-generating activities
of the poor through provision of credits, 2) engagement in activities aimed
at community development by introducing community participatory methodology.

Second phase of UNDP Poverty Alleviation Programme is built on the lessons
learnt from the first Poverty Alleviation Project. This program will combine
community development, decentralisation, micro-finance, financial and
non-financial services to poor, small farmers and women. This programme
will address the poverty problem in a holistic manner through Sustainable
Human Development (SHD) and sustainable mechanism in line with the UNDP
Country Cooperative Framework (CCF).

The UNV Specialists as Rural Development and Credit Officer (RDO) is to
work closely with communities at the local levels, with NGOs and CBO and
create a sustainable working relationship with the Local Authorities. As the
Poverty Phase II will be implemented parallel to the Decentralisation
programme UNV RDOs should comprehend development process is a holistic
agenda. The issues to be addressed by the decentralisation project such as
good management of human affairs, through public sector organisations and in
collaboration with society, is a sine qua non of sustainable human
development. The Poverty Alleviation Project should therefore be seen as a
linkage to the Decentralisation Programme.

Responsibilities:

The Rural Development and Credit Officer will report to, and be supervised
by the Project Major. The IRCO will carry out the following Duties:

* Manage the operations of the Oblast Programme Implementation Unit (Office)

* Supervise the National Rural Development Officer and the Driver

* Select NGOs and Local animators who will be involved in the programme at
the local level. The selection should be based on the criteria already
established in the Project Implementation Manual.

* Provide community briefing about the Poverty Alleviation Programme

* Identify training needs and conduct relevant training for NGOs and Animators

* As mentors and trainers of NGOs and animators, facilitate the proocess of
identifying the poor within target communities and formation of
Self-Help-Groups (SHGs)

* Work closely with established SHGs and through NGOs/Animators, provide
group development support and assistance with SHG informal savings and
credit schemes

* Facilitate the linkages among SHGs to form Ayil (Village) Appraisal
Associations

* Ensure proper facilitation of SHGs (by NGOs/Animators) in the process of
project identification and formulation, preparation of loan applications (to
formal financial institutions)

* Work with NGOs on developing strategies for expanding programme outreach

* Provide input on the development/revision of manuals and guidelines
within the programme

* Coordinate programme activities with all relevant institutions, donors and
projects at the local level.

Qualifications:

The Rural Development Officer should have a Master's Degree in Socials
Sciences in the relevant field and have at least 5 to 7 years of working
experience with community development and micro-finance. A good command of
English is essential and knowledge of Russian language or Kyrgyz is essential.


URGENT POST

UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME IN KYRGYZSTAN
UNDP KYRGYZSTAN
JOB DESCRIPTION
PARTICIPATORY MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPECIALIST

Title of Post: Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Specialist
Duty Station: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Duration: One year with possible extension
Target Date of Assignment: September 1999

Background:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office in Kyrgyzstan
came into operation in September 1992 after the collapse of the former
Soviet. UNDP has since cooperated and assisted Kyrgyzstan by working closely
with the government, civil society and the private sector under the thematic
areas of poverty alleviation, good governance, environmental regeneration,
empowerment of women and sustainable livelihood. The government has adopted
a National Sustainable Human Development (SHD) strategy geared to poverty
alleviation, good governance, human rights and sustainable livelihoods which
is in line with UNDP's SHD.

The UNDP Country Office (CO) has in place a Programme Support Unit which is
entrusted with the overall monitoring, evaluation and management of UNDP
projects and programmes. The CO is currently in the process piloting
results-based management in monitoring the actual output of
projects/programmes and the extent of the involvement of participants in
achieving the output. In addition to outputs, the UNDP CO is also putting in
place a mechanism in the tracking of outcome (immediate impact) and impact
data of it's projects and programmes.

Currently there are two major on-going projects namely; Participatory
Poverty Alleviation (KYR/98/002) and Decentralisation (KYR/98/H01) which are
targeted as a pilot undertaking in testing the participatory techniques of
monitoring and evaluation of UNDP Kyrgyzstan Projects. The above technique
is later on to be used in analysing all UNDP projects within the thematic
areas of Good Governance and Poverty Alleviation in Kyrgyzstan. The UNV
specialist will work under the general supervision of the head of the
Programme Support Unit.

Objective:

The PM&E specialist is expected to establish a Participatory Monitoring and
Evaluation System within the UNDP CO and its projects/programmes. The PM&E
system will

* Enable UNDP to develop a consolidated approach to monitoring outputs and
outcomes of its country programme (within the context of the Country
Cooperation Framework).

* Enable projects/programmes to develop Participatory M&E techniques and
mechanisms.

* To establish a linkage between results and resources;

* The need capacity for Monitoring and Evaluation record Management;

* The need of participatory techniques for Monitoring and Evaluation in
project documents .

* Enhance coordination among UNDP and UN programmes, International
Conferences, etc.

Functions:

* To establish a UNDP Country Office Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
System and create a database linking projects and their actual results
(outcomes).

* Coordinate planning and conduct baseline and ad hoc surveys for projects
and programmes;

* Provide advice and training to project managers and staff on
identification of indicators and establishment of monitoring plans as part
of work plans;

* Liaise with programme managers and project staff on planning and
conduction of evaluations;

* Serve as a focal point for statistical methods, baseline and bench
marking, surveys and participatory techniques as related to monitoring and
evaluation;

* To assist and advise other UN agencies in Participatory M&E under the
recommendation of the UN Resident Coordinator;

* Other duties and functions which may add value to the UNDP CO.

Qualifications:

The incumbent should hold an advanced degree in the social sciences with
data-based management working experience of 3 to 5 years. The background and
qualifications below are arranged in order of priority:

a) statistical data collection, analysis and reporting

b) participatory rural development and survey techniques

c) database management and computer/PC applications

d) management skills and monitoring and evaluation of development cooperation

Russian language skills would a good be advantage

From ???(a)??? Tue Aug 10 14:46:51 1999

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Program Coordinator for Central Asia & FSU, IWPR, London

Posted by: Alan Davis <alan(a)iwpr.net>
Posted: 10 Aug 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Program Coordinator for Central Asia & FSU, IWPR, London

London-based FSU Programme and Editorial Co-ordinator with IWPR

Initial one-year contract

The Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR) seeks a London-based
programme and editorial co-ordinator to manage its FSU activities, with a
focus on the Caucasus and the Central Asian Republics. The successful
candidate should have a solid understanding of recent events in the region,
excellent editorial and journalistic skills, and good Russian-language
ability. Experience in the NGO sector, and in managing projects and budgets,
is highly desirable.

Primary responsibilities will include:

* commissioning investigative reporting and English-language editing;

* helping to build and strengthen regional networks of human rights' reporters

* coordinating the work of our regional offices/partners in the Caucasus and
Central Asian Republics;

Some travel throughout the FSU is involved. The salary for the successful
applicant will be in the range of £22-25,000 p.a., subject to experience.

IWPR <www.iwpr.net> is a not-for-profit media charity that promotes fair
journalistic practice and assists and publishes independent media and other
voices of moderation in areas of conflict and democratic transition. The
institute last month beat BBC Online to win best overall journalism service
in the UK's first Online Media awards for its Balkan Crisis Report series.

Please e-mail CVs to Alan Davis, IWPR Director of Programmes <alan(a)iwpr.net>

Alan Davis Institute For War & Peace Reporting alan(a)iwpr.net www.iwpr.net
From ???(a)??? Tue Aug 10 14:46:52 1999

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Head of Graduate Studies, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Posted by: Lucy Tolson <gpish(a)iis.ac.uk>
Posted: 10 Aug 1999


JOB OPPORTUNITY- Head of Graduate Studies, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

The Institute of Ismaili Studies invites applications for the position of
Head of Graduate Studies. The Head is responsible for the guidance and
planning of the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities and
will report directly to the Director of the Institute. Candidates should
possess a PhD in Islamic Studies or Near & Middle Eastern Studies; a proven
track record in publication and research; and experience in teaching and
academic administration at the graduate level. Salary will be commensurate
with qualifications and experience.

Deadline for applications: 15th September 1999

Forward cover letter, CV and names and addresses of three referees to:
Ms Lucy Tolson
Department of Graduate Studies
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
42-44 Grosvenor Gardens
London SW1W 0EB
United Kingdom


Lucy Tolson
Administrator
Graduate Studies
Institute of Ismaili Studies
42-44 Grosvenor Gardens
London SW1W 0EB
Tel: 0171 881 6000
Direct: 0171 881 6023
Fax: 0171 881 6040
E-mail: gpish(a)iis.ac.uk

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