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JOB- Assistant Director, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center

Posted by: IAUNRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 16 Jun 2001


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.  Requires native or near-native
English, familiarity with US higher educational institutions, and a graduate
degree, 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.

JOB- IFC Project Manager in Central Asia

Posted by: Natalya Trekhleb <ntrekhleb(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 16 Jun 2001


International Finance Corporation
a Member of the World Bank Group

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, promotes private sector investment in
developing countries which reduces poverty and improves people's lives.  IFC
executes a major donor-funded program of private sector technical assistance
(TA) covering Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and Belarus.  IFC is in the
process of expanding this work to Central Asian countries, with emphasis on
TA initiatives to promote foreign direct investment and develop small and
medium enterprises.

Project Manager
Swiss Government IFC Central Asia Partnership
Leasing Development in Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

The project's goal is to stimulate the development of a healthy leasing
industry in the Central Asia region by means of:
  - Facilitating development of an appropriate legislative environment.
  - Providing training and consulting services to local enterprises and
    foreign investors.
  - Conducting public education campaign.

Responsibilities:
  - Set up the project's office and recruit staff.
  - Formulate the project's strategy, necessary tasks, define priorities and
    ensure their implementation.
  - Build up contacts with governments, financial institutions, donors and
    foreign investors.
  - Develop and maintain relationships with leasing companies, lessees and
    business associations.
  - Manage and evaluate the project team.
  - Define new project directions and develop proposals.
  - Liaise with potential investors and evaluate investment proposals.

Qualifications:
  - Graduate degree in economics, finance, business, accounting, and/or law.
  - At least four years' experience in project management.
  - Good knowledge of Central Asian /Central European financial markets and
    leasing in particular.
  - Experience in the Central Asia region, specifically in managing grants
    and overseeing staff.
  - Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral); Russian or
    other regional language skills highly desirable.
  - Willingness to live in Central Asia and travel extensively.
  - Swiss nationals are encouraged to apply.

IFC offers a stimulating work environment and internationally competitive
conditions.

For Corporate information, please visit IFC's web site www.ifc.org

Send resume and cover letter attn. Ms. Lilia Bakanova by fax: (7-095)
755-82-96 or e-mail: Lbakanova(a)ifc.org

Natalya Trekhleb,
HR Manager
International Finance Corporation
Private Enterprise Partnership

JOB- Director, ISAR Office, Atyrau Kazakhstan

Posted by: Michelle Kinman <michelle(a)isar.org>
Posted: 2001


Job Opening
ISAR-Atyrau Director

ISAR: Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia is seeking a
director for its office in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.  ISAR is a DC-based nonprofit
organization working with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) throughout
the former Soviet Union, and focusing on civil society development at the
grassroots level.  ISAR has offices in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia,
Belarus and Ukraine and has been working in partnership with environmental
and other NGOs in Central Asia since 1993.

ISAR's Atyrau program, designed to promote community-based initiatives and
to strengthen the organizational capacity of local NGOs, began in September
1999 with support from USAID.  The Atyrau office manages an NGO resource
center, coordinates and conducts trainings to increase the effectiveness of
local NGOs, administers small grants programs, publishes a quarterly
newsletter and a bi-monthly bulletin for NGOs in the Caspian region, and is
a partner organization in ISAR's Caspian program.

The director will be responsible for the overall effectiveness of
ISAR-Atyrau's program activities.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
  * Supervising a staff of 3-5 local employees;
  * Overseeing and coordinating programming;
  * Developing new program ideas with staff;
  * Pursuing new funding opportunities in conjunction with ISAR-Almaty and
    ISAR-Washington, DC;
  * Working closely with the office administrator to cover the financial and
    administrative aspects of the organization;
  * Working in partnership with ISAR's Caspian program;
  * Working collaboratively with the ISAR-Almaty office;
  * Maintaining contact with the ISAR-Washington, DC office on a regular basis;
  * Serving as liaison with USAID;
  * Representing ISAR to the international, donor, business and local
    communities in western Kazakhstan;
  * Serving as liaison with ISAR-Atyrau's board of advisors.

Required Qualifications:
  * BA in post-Soviet studies, international development, environmental
    science or related field;
  * Proven management experience;
  * Experience with program development and organizational growth;
  * Native English language;
  * High oral and written proficiency in Russian and or/Kazakh;
  * Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  * Experience living and/or working in the former Soviet Union
  * Knowledge of and interest in local NGO development, preferably in the
    former Soviet Union.

Desired Qualifications:
  * Advanced degree in post-Soviet studies, international development or
    organizational development.
  * Experience managing staff in a cross-cultural environment;
  * Experience in cross-sectoral program and project development;
  * Knowledge of Central Asia and Caspian-related environmental issues;
  * Understanding of USAID operating procedures;
  * Knowledge of broader international NGO funding environment;
  * Fundraising experience.

Position Starting Date:  August 13, 2001

Salary:  $28,000, plus housing and benefits

Please submit a resume and cover letter by June 18, 2001 to:

Michelle Kinman
International Programs Liaison
ISAR
1601 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: michelle(a)isar.org
Fax: 202-667-3291

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

For more information on ISAR, please consult our website at
http://www.isar.org.

JOB- Native Turkmen Speaker for Translation into English

Posted by: Vugar Seidov <seidovv(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 28 May 2001


A native Turkmen speaker with fluent WRITTEN Turkmen and fluent WRITTEN
English is sought for a part-time project.  Experience in doing high-quality
translations from Turkmen into English required.

Please reply directly to seidovv(a)ceu.hu.

Vugar Seidov
GFIC

JOB- Senior Positions, Int'l Business School, Tashkent State Economic Univ.

Posted by: Izamova Elvira <elvira(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 28 May 2001


International Business School "Kelajak Ilmi" at the Tashkent State Economic
University, having a broad experience in conducting academic and training
programs, is currently seeking to fill a several senior level positions on a
new project under the grant of Eurasia Foundation.

Aiming to improve cardinally the existing system of business education
institutions in Uzbekistan in order to be brought to world standards, the
International Business School plans to implement the innovative project
directed on improving organizational structure and system of school
management, involving leading education management specialists and academic
instructors from distinguished universities. At the same time the IBS is
committed to maintaining high standards of academic achievement and
professional behavior. In this regard, highly qualified national and
international professionals are to be involved for the following positions:
Head of Marketing Department, Head of Finance Department, Head of Accounting
Department, Head of Economics Department.

Under the direct supervision of the Director of School, Heads of Marketing,
Finance, Accounting and Economics Departments will bear an overall
responsibility for the improvement of organizational structure and system of
school management and fulfill the following duties:

1. Design and implement unique academic programs and curricula responsive to
    the local demands and in compliance with the Western academic traditions;
2. Develop and implement innovative methods of education administration and
    management, including those in knowledge evaluation systems, enrollment
    procedures, data management, as well as contribute to building
institutional
    capacity of IBS at world standards;
3. Manage day-to-day activities of the related department, work with faculty
    and staff, pursue faculty members' professional development and their
    intellectual contributions to related disciplines;
4. Establish close contacts with international universities and other
    education institutions, create active educational partnerships, negotiate
    with potential donors, conduct fund raising activities;
5. Participate actively in activities related to the promotion of the
    School, including seminars, conferences, publications and special events.
6. Use actively and implement innovative information and communication
    technologies as a tool and as a resource to pursuit the aims of IBS.

Qualifications:

1. Candidates for the senior level position should have at least MA or PhD
    in related field of study obtained in distinguished university or other
    institutions of higher learning with at least three years of teaching
    experience.
2. Strong oral and written English.
3. Creative thinking, devotedness, resourcefulness, problem-solving ability
    and the ability to work both independently and as part of a academic team
    are essential.
4. Demonstrated writing, analytical and presentational abilities,
    interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, ability to negotiate and
    influence.

To apply for a position, send a resume, stating desired position, proposed
program on organization of academic departments and two letters of reference
by 1 July 2001 to:

International Business School
49, Uzbekistanskaya Str.
Tashkent 700063, Uzbekistan
Contact phones: (998-71) 45-46-63, 132-60-25, 132-60-26, 132-60-27
E-mail: kelajak(a)ishonch.uz.

The IBS is Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are
encouraged to apply.

JOB- Librarian, International Business School, Tashkent State Economic Univer.

Posted by: Izamova Elvira <elvira(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 28 May 2001


International Business School "Kelajak Ilmi" at the Tashkent State Economic
University, having a broad experience in conducting academic and training
programs, is currently looking for a Librarian on a new project under the
grant of Eurasia Foundation.

Aiming to improve cardinally the existing system of business education
institutions in Uzbekistan in order to be brought to world standards, the
International Business School plans to implement the innovative project
directed on improving organizational structure and system of school
management, involving leading education management specialists and academic
instructors from distinguished universities. At the same time the IBS is
committed to maintaining high standards of academic achievement and
professional behavior.

Under the direct supervision of the Director of School, Librarian will bear
overall responsibility for organization and implementation of relevant
activities and fulfill the following duties and responsibilities:

1. Processes incoming publications and periodicals.
2. Maintain and updates automated bookkeeping system.
3. Informs and advises faculty and staff on information material.
4. Communicates with related institutions and agencies in order to exchange
    information.
5. Communicates with book suppliers, in order to follow new publications and
    periodicals, and to present list-proposal to the relevant staff for
further
    consideration and purchasing if necessary.
6. Together with administration prepares the list of publications and
    periodicals for further subscription, looking for a new information in the
    fields related to IBS disciplines and activities.
7. Keeps and disseminates IBS's working papers.
8. Participate actively in activities related to the promotion of the
    School, including seminars, conferences, publications and special events.
9. Use actively and implement innovative information and communication
    technologies as a tool and as a resource to pursuit the aims of IBS.

Qualifications:

a. Bachelor degree and at least three years of related experience;
b. Fluency in English, Russian, Uzbek. Knowledge of other languages is an
    advantage;
c. Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills;
d. Computer literacy (MS EXCEL, MS WORD, MS ACCESS)
e. Ability to work in time-stress conditions.

To apply for a position, send a resume, stating desired position and two
letters of reference by 1 July 2001 to:

International Business School
49, Uzbekistanskaya Str.
Tashkent 700063, Uzbekistan
Contact phones: (998-71) 45-46-63, 132-60-25, 132-60-26, 132-60-27
E-mail: kelajak(a)ishonch.uz.

The IBS is Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women are
encouraged to apply.

JOB- Two Lecturers, Int'l Business School, Tashkent State Economic University

Posted by: Izamova Elvira <elvira(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 28 May 2001


International Business School "Kelajak Ilmi" at the Tashkent State Economic
University, having a broad experience in conducting academic and training
programs, is currently seeking to fill two Lecturer positions on a new
project under the grant of Eurasia Foundation.

Aiming to improve cardinally the existing system of business education
institutions in Uzbekistan in order to be brought to world standards, the
International Business School plans to implement the innovative project
directed on improving organizational structure and system of school
management, involving leading education management specialists and academic
instructors from distinguished universities. At the same time the IBS is
committed to maintaining high standards of academic achievement and
professional behavior. In this regard, highly qualified national and
international professionals are to be involved for the positions above.

Under the direct supervision of the Director of School, Lecturers will
fulfill the following duties:

1. Conduct lectures in related disciplines, providing high quality of
    courses taught at professional level;
2. Design and implement unique academic programs and curricula responsive to
    the local demands and in compliance with the Western academic traditions;
3. Develop and implement innovative methods of teaching, including those in
    knowledge evaluation systems, enrollment procedures, data management, as
    well as contribute to building institutional capacity of IBS at world
    standards;
4. Pursue own professional development and make intellectual contributions
    to related disciplines;
5. Involve in active educational partnerships;
6. Participate actively in activities related to the promotion of the
    School, including seminars, conferences, publications and special events.
7. Use actively and implement innovative information and communication
    technologies as a tool and as a resource to pursuit the aims of IBS.

Qualifications:

1. Candidates should have at least MA or PhD in related field of study
    obtained in distinguished university or other institutions of higher
    learning with at least three years of teaching experience.
2. Strong oral and written English.
3. Creative thinking, devotedness, resourcefulness, problem-solving ability
    and the ability to work both independently and as part of a academic team
    are essential.
4. Demonstrated writing, analytical and presentational abilities,
    interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, ability to negotiate and
    influence.

To apply for a position, send a resume, stating desired position, proposed
program on organization of academic departments and two letters of reference
by 1 July 2001 to:

International Business School
49, Uzbekistanskaya Str.
Tashkent 700063, Uzbekistan
Contact phones: (998-71) 45-46-63, 132-60-25, 132-60-26, 132-60-27
E-mail: kelajak(a)ishonch.uz.

The IBS is Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are
encouraged to apply.

JOB- Education Management Consultant - CER, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Izamova Elvira <elvira(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 17 May 2001


Dear Friends,

Center for Economic Research (CER), Tashkent, Uzbekistan, an executing
agency responsible for the implementation of educational projects jointly
with such international institutions as the World Bank and Open Society
Institute has obtained broad experience in conducting academic and training
programs. Also, the Center enjoys a huge research and training potential
employing leading scientists and academic instructors from distinguished
universities of Uzbekistan. Driven by demand for organizing of a completely
new type of a graduate-level economics and business education institution in
Uzbekistan, the CER plans to found the Graduate School of Economics and
Management (GSEM).

The mission of the GSEM will be to provide high quality educational
opportunities in the sphere of economics, business, and management to
students from variety of segments of the Uzbek society as well as from other
countries, and to contribute to educating future leaders to serve the needs
of the Republic by promoting the values of a democratic, open society and
market economy. The pursuit of excellence is to be central to the GSEM's
mission, and the school will be committed to maintaining high standards of
academic achievement, professional behavior and ethical conduct. Toward this
end, the GSEM is planning to provide a broad range of disciplines and
learning opportunities in the above fields and strive to contribute to the
sum of human knowledge. In order to achieve its mission, the GSEM's
undertakings will be the following:

1. The development of an academic curriculum of a unique nature responsive
    to the local demands and in compliance with the Western academic
traditions;
2. The advancement of the ideals of freedom of academic expression;
3. Proficient use of the tools of learning as well as students' analytical
    ability, language and personal skills;
4. The maintenance of a highly qualified faculty. Emphasis is placed on
    excellence in teaching as well as on research, creative work, and faculty
    members' intellectual contributions to their disciplines;
5. The creation of active educational partnerships with regional and
    international universities and other academic/higher education
institutions;
6. Outstanding administrative and professional support, leading edge
    instructional and information technologies and use of other resources are
    also central to the pursuit of the Graduate School's aims.

The Graduate School is expected to become an independent, nonprofit,
apolitical, non-sectarian and equal-opportunity institution. The languages
of instruction are going to be Russian, English, and Uzbek.

The GS is supposed to create competition to the existing system of economic
education as well, which will give it an impetus for further development in
order to be brought to world standards.

The Center is currently at the Project formulation stage. CER would highly
appreciate your advise on international consultants experienced not only in
elaborating teaching programs and curricula, but also in the field of
education administration and management, as we'll need advise on the
enrollment procedures, testing, office management, fund raising etc.

We would also appreciate the responses from CIS independent institutions or
universities established jointly with foreign partners sharing experience
and advising on start-up activities, funding sources, search for donors and
partners, curricula development, difficulties faced and the ways out found.

Thank you,

Sincerely, Matluba Mukhamedova

Head of Public Relations Unit
Center for Economic Research
Mail to Matluba(a)cer.uz

JOB- Senior Research Associate, Eurasia Group

Posted by: Kristie Evenson <evenson(a)eurasiagroup.net>
Posted: 12 May 2001


Senior Associate

Eurasia Group, a consulting and research firm in New York specializing in
the former Soviet Union/Eurasia is currently seeking to fill a senior level
research associate position on a new project, the Emerging Markets Stability
Project (EMSP). The EMSP is an innovative research project that currently
analyzes political, social, and economic stability in selected transition
countries including Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran,
Poland, Russia, Thailand and Turkey.

Creative thinking, resourcefulness, and the ability to work both
independently and as part of a research team are essential. Currently we are
particularly interested in finding candidates with a strong regional
background in Turkey with the following qualifications:

Senior Research Associate

Candidates for the senior level position should have a MA or PhD in
political science or related field of study with at least five years of
directly related experience. Demonstrated writing, analytical and
presentational abilities and a high degree of familiarity with Turkey,
including social, political, security and economic issues are essential.

Please remit resume and cover letter to Kristie Evenson
(evenson(a)eurasiagroup.net) or via facsimile to 212.213.3075. Alternatively,
materials can be sent via post to:
Eurasia Group
14th Floor
461 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017


Kristie Evenson
Research Associate
Eurasia Group
Tel: 212-213-3112 Fax: 212-213-3075
evenson(a)eurasiagroup.net

JOB- Uzbekistan Development Gateway Project, CER Tashkent

Posted by: Izamova Elvira <elvira(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 7 May 2001


CENTER FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Closing date: May 18 2001

For the implementation of the planning phase of the "Uzbekistan Development
Gateway" project, a country-level component of the Global Development
Gateway program initiated by the World Bank and aimed to provide a
comprehensive framework for Internet-based partnerships in the spheres of
economy, business transactions, learning, information sharing and others,
CER is seeking for the following staff:

Project Manager

PM functions include: (a) liaison with and reporting to Steering Committee
and the World Bank; (b) liaison with the Global Development Gateway (GDG)
Team to make sure that all Uzbekistan Development Gateway (UDG) goals are in
full compliance with the ones established by GDG; (c) assuring strong
government support for the UDG; (d) conducting high-level negotiations with
UDG key partners and organizations that could be potentially involved in
UDG, mobilizing their resources and maintaining their interest in
participation through an elaborated system of incentives tailored to various
types of organizations; (f) negotiating with key partners terms for
establishing a future UDG implementation agency, and their responsibilities
and contributions; (g) facilitating of signing MoU and other partnership
agreements; (h) facilitating preparation of the organizational documents for
the UDG implementation agency and its registration; (i) chairing PT and WG
meetings.

PM responsibility is: (a) to ensure most efficient divide of labor within
Project Team; (b) to ensure proper management of funds, to approve payments
against specific deliverables; (c) to execute overall quality control of the
UDG Project planning and implementation activities.


Deputy Project Manager & Business Plan Coordinator

DPM & BPC functions include: (a) substituting PM in all UDG Project related
matters when delegated; (b) coordinating UDG activities; (c) providing PM
with consolidated updated information on the UDG Project progress and
problems; (d) preparing materials for Steering Committee meetings; (e)
developing reporting and monitoring system of Project Team activities; (f)
leading consultations with key partners and communities on and formulating
alternatives for type and functions of a future UDG implementation agency
based on analysis of Uzbek legislation and real experience; (g) acting as a
liaison between the UDG and GDG business plan related teams; (h)
facilitating contracts with individual part-time members of the Business
Plan and consultants; (i) contracting Business Plan members and outsourcing
additional professional services; (j) preparing a fundable business plan for
UDG sustainable development; (k) conducting (in coordination with PM)
negotiations with partners that could be potentially involved in UDG as
sponsors, mobilizing their resources and maintaining their interest in
participation through an elaborated system of incentives tailored to various
types of organizations.

DPM & BPC responsibility is: (a) to ensure the proper monitoring and
reporting within Project Team through an elaborated system of criteria; (b)
to prepare and participate in negotiations with key partners on terms for
the establishment of future UDG implementation agency, on their
responsibilities and contributions; (c) to prepare organizational documents
for an UDG implementation agency and its registration; (d) to execute
quality control of all draft infoDev Project documents and products; (f) to
ensure Business Plan Team efficiency; (g) to ensure high-level quality of
the presented UDG Business Plan as one of the infoDev grant deliverables; h)
to ensure that possibilities for future UDG self-sustainability are taken
into consideration in all UDG Project related activities.


Content Coordinator

CC functions include: (a) final editing of UDG Project documentation before
publishing; (b) building and coordinating Content Team (thematic managers);
(c) contracting Content Team members and outsourcing additional professional
services; (d) identifying and building partner relations with relevant
content providers (in cooperation with Partnership & FR Coordinator); (e)
preparing Content section of the UDG conceptual documents; (f) ensuring
mobilization, structuring, translation, editing, and presentation of all the
relevant local and international content for the UDG Portal; (g) ensuring
regular updating of information on the Demo version of the UDG Portal, and
the Uzbek segment of the GDG Portal.

Content Coordinator responsibility is: (a) to execute quality control of all
draft UDG Project documents and products; (b) to ensure Content Team
efficiency; (c) to ensure high-level quality of the presented UDG Portal
content and its compatibility with the GDG in terms of content and portal
structure.


Technology Team Coordinator

The Technology Coordinator's (TC) functions include: (a) building and
facilitating Technology Team; (b) facilitating contracts with individual
part-time members of the Technology Team; (c) acting as a liaison with the
GDG Technology Team; (d) analyzing ACS software in order to use it for UDG
Portal and its adapting for UDG Portal needs; (d) developing technical
specifications of project documents and particular platforms needed for UDG
Portal.

TC responsibility is: (a) to provide high-quality technological consultation
for PT; (b) to provide technical solutions for all UDG online activities;
(c) to ensure technological compatibility of the UDG Portal with the GDG
Portal.


Partnership and Fundraising Coordinator

The Partnership & Fundraising Coordinator's (PFC) functions include: (a)
facilitating contracts with individual part-time members of the UDG
Partnership & Fundraising Team; (b) developing a concept for UDG partnership
& Fundraising strategy (in collaboration with PM and DPM); (c) elaborating a
system of incentives for partners to be involved in UDG tailored to various
types of organizations; (d) identifying (in coordination with PM and DPM)
key partners that could be potentially involved in the UDG Project,
mobilizing their resources and maintaining their interest in participation
through an elaborated system of incentives tailored to various types of
organizations; (e) preparing Letters of Intent, MoU, and other partnership
documents with content, funding, marketing, technology and business
development partners; (f) ensuring prompt fulfillment of liabilities by each
party stipulated in partnership documents; (g) building online UDG
communities; (h) maintaining public relations with and promoting UDG to
local stakeholders (government, civil society organizations, donor
organizations, private companies) and users; (i) developing UDG fundraising
strategy; (j) raising funds for UDG implementation phase.

PFC responsibility is: (a) to ensure high-level quality of the presented
plan for UDG fundraising activities and the UDG partnership strategy; (b) to
ensure attraction of necessary internal and external funds to support UDG
activities, particularly focusing on corporate contributions; (c) to lay
foundations for UDG sustainable development in medium-term and long-term
perspective; (d) to build up a broad-based mutually beneficial partnership
framework for UDG; (e) to ensure necessary public awareness and positive
perception of the UDG goals, objectives and activities.


Readiness Assessment Coordinator

Readiness Assessment Coordinator functions and responsibilities include: (a)
in close cooperation with market research company (or other) provide the
Uzbekistan E-Readiness and Needs Assessment document; (b) facilitating
contracts with individual part-time members of the Readiness Assessment
Team; (c) acting as a liaison with the GDG Readiness Assessment Team; (d)
choosing and modifying appropriate readiness assessment methodology.


Financial/Administrative Officer

Financial/Administrative Officer functions and responsibilities include: to
establish internal accounting and reporting system within the project, to
provide financial assistance in allocating and usage of the funds within the
projects activity, to perform the Inventory and other types of accounting
services to the Working group and Core staff, to prepare monthly financial
reports to Project Manager, to closely participate in preparation of the
financial/budget planning part of Business Plan, to provide necessary
procurement and administrative Services.


All applicants will have:

a) Degree of equivalent education from well known university

b) At least two years of experience in the relevant field

c) Fluent in English and Russian.

Application should be submitted by May 15 2001 to the CER office:

Center for Economic Research
71, Buyuk Ipak Yuli str.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

or fax to (998 712) 67-05-64

or e-mail to Latif(a)cer.uz

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact:
Mr. Latif Norov at (998 712) 67-71-05; 67-06-41; 67-93-13)

SEEKING PARTNER- Karaganda University for Project on Physics and Mathematics

Posted by: Apiyeva Dinara <apieva(a)kargu.krg.kz>
Posted: 4 May 2001


Dear Sir/Madam:

The faculty of the Department of Physics and the Department of Mathematics,
Karaganda State University, Kazakhstan, are searching for a co-investigator
to participate in the Cooperative Grant Program, administered by U.S.
Civilian Research & Development Foundation. The necessary information you
can obtain at http://www.crdf.org/.

The proposed themes of the joint projects are Optical Material, Power
Engineering, Condensed Matter: General, Condensed Matter: Structure,
Condensed Matter: Theory and Transport/Semiconductors, Hydrodynamics, Optics
and Spectroscopy: Nonlinear optics and Quantum, Optics and Spectroscopy:
Lasers, Thermodynamics Quantum Computing and Cryptography and Modern Analysis.

If you are interested in co-participation in the projects, please, contact
me as soon as possible:

Apiyeva Dinara
International Affairs Office
Karaganda State University
Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Tel/fax: +7 (3212) 74-56-92
e-mail: apieva(a)kargu.krg.kz

JOBS- DevNet: Environment and Development in Civil Society Organisations

Posted by: Vikas Nath <v.nath(a)lse.ac.uk>
Posted: 2 May 2001


Dear Colleague,

Greetings from London!

I take this opportunity to introduce you to free job listings in Civil
Society organisations in Environment and Development field at
http://www.devnetjobs.org

The listings is maintained on a voluntary basis by development professionals
to maintain the quality and somewhat validity of the jobs advertised. You
may subscribe to it by sending a blank email to
developmentjobs-subscribe(a)egroups.com

At the moment, we get around 1200-1600 direct hits on the website each
weekday and maintain a mailing list of over 5000 subscribers worldwide
(April 2001).

It would be extremely useful if you could help us in spreading the word
around of the website by linking it to your website, or circulating
information about it through your own professional circle.

Further, I invite you to post job opportunities arising in your organisation
through this website and email list by sending in your job adverts at
jobs(a)devnetjobs.org

Warm Regards,
Vikas Nath


Inlaks Fellow (2000-1), London School of Economics, UK
Innovator, KnowNet Initiative, http://www.knownet.org and
Digital Governance, http://www.digitalgovernance.org

Conceiver, DevNet Jobs, http://www.devnetjobs.org

HomePage: http://www.vikasnath.org
Email: V.nath(a)lse.ac.uk or jobs(a)devnetjobs.org
Phone: +44 (0) 7887 92 0080

JOB- Consultants on Education Management, Tashkent Training Center

Posted by: Izamova Elvira <elvira(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 1 May 2001


Dear Friends,

Center for Economic Research in Tashkent Uzbekistan has an ambitious
intention to set up a training center, which is going to be an independent
non-profit institution conducting short-term courses on economic policy
analysis, as well as awarding MBA and/or MA (economics) degree.  The
institution is expected to create competition to the existing system of
economic education, which will give it an impetus for further development
in order to be brought to world standards.

We are currently at the Project formulation stage.  CER would highly
appreciate your advise on international consultants experienced not only in
elaborating teaching programs and curricula, but also in the field of
education administration and management, as we'll need advise on the
enrollment procedures, testing, office management, fund raising, etc.

We would also appreciate the responses from CIS independent institutions or
universities established jointly with foreign partners sharing experience
and advising on start-up activities, funding sources, search for donors and
partners, curricula development, difficulties faced and the ways out found.

Thank you,

Sincerely,  Matluba Mukhamedova

Head of Public relations unit
Center for Economic Research

Mail to: matluba(a)cer.uz

JOB- Program Coordinator for Health NGOs, Kokand, Counterpart Consortium

Posted by: Vildana Malyan <vildana(a)CPART.UZ>
Posted: 19 Apr 2001


Counterpart Consortium, an international NGO focused on civil society
capacity building, is seeking a motivated, multilingual local candidate to
fill in the vacancy of Program Coordinator/OD Specialist for Health NGOs in
Kokand.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. As an OD Specialist, work with target organizations to build their
    institutional capacity.
2. Coordinate selected interventions with training and community
    mobilization specialists.
3. Participate in developing and coordinating training and other health
    initiative program events.
4. Participate in promoting the exchange of information and expertise among
    target health NGOs across the country and region.
5. Participate in collecting and preparing information for the periodic
    narratives and statistical reports on program activity.
6. Keep informed of health sector issues and developments in Central Asia.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1.  Advanced degree.
2.  Minimum of three years works experience with at least one year experience
     working in a health organization highly desirable.
3.  Knowledge of the issues, objectives and activities of the health sector.
4.  Facilitation, training and/or consulting experience required.
5.  Experience working in the NGO sector desirable.
6.  Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, ability to
     negotiate and influence.
7.  Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing and listening.
8.  Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively.
9.  Advanced Uzbek language ability.
10. Intermediate English language ability.
11. Analytical and problem-solving ability.
12. Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
13. Computer and internet skills; extensive experience with e-mail,
     Microsoft Word and Excel.
14. Accuracy and attention to detail.
15. Professionalism in appearance and demeanor.
16. Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative.


CVs should be submitted by May 7th, 2001 to the Counterpart Consortium
offices in Tashkent or Kokand by e-mail, fax or personally to:

Tashkent:
Vildana Malyan
11 A Donskaya Street
Mirzo Ulugbek District
Tashkent 700077  Uzbekistan
Tel: +998 (71) 169-16-13/14/15/17
Fax: +998 (71) 169-16-41
Email: vildana(a)cpart.uz

Kokand:
Bakhodir Umarkhanov
47 Sarboz Street
713000 Kokand  Uzbekistan
Tel/Fax: +998 (7355) 2-38-53, 2-38-48
E-mail: bakhodir(a)cpart.uz

JOB- ACTR/ACCELS Country Representative for Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

Posted by: Isabel Gomes <Gomes(a)actr.org>
Posted: 12 Apr 2001


American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

POSITION TITLE/PROGRAM: Country Representative for Uzbekistan and
Turkmenistan/ USAID Global Training for Development Project

LOCATION: Tashkent, Uzbekistan with regular travel to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

OPENING DATE: April 10, 2001
CLOSING DATE: April 20, 2001

ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE:  June 1, 2001

SUMMARY:

The GTD Project, funded by USAID, is administered by the Academy for
Educational Development (AED), with ACTR/ACCELS as a subcontractor.  In
addition to its Washington, DC headquarters, ACTR/ACCELS co-administers GTD
through seven field offices in the former Soviet Union: Russia, Moldova,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.  The GTD
Project is designed to implement training programs based in the US, third
countries, and in-country that support US technical assistance activities
and which equip leaders and professionals from NIS countries with skills and
attitudes to guide their nations' transition to free-market economies and
democratic governance.  Further, the Project is intended to provide for
overseas turn-key administrative and logistical support services.

As the Country Representative for the GTD Project in Uzbekistan and
Turkmenistan, the incumbent works directly with the GTD CAR Regional
Director in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  On matters related to ACTR/ACCELS and all
GTD issues related to the ACTR/GTD subcontract, the incumbent works directly
with the ACTR/ACCELS GTD Senior Program Officer based in Washington, DC and
closely with the ACTR/ACCELS NIS Regional Director in Moscow.

The primary responsibility of the Country Representative position is that of
developing, directing, processing, and overseeing the implementation of
participant training as it relates to the USAID GTD Project in Uzbekistan
and coverage of Turkmenistan as a remote office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  - Supervise two offices, one remote and one on site in implementation of
    GTD project objectives and participant processing procedures as
established
    in GTD program guidelines;
  - Primary financial responsibilities include: operate annual budget
    projections, prepare budget worksheet for every training event, negotiate
    purchase orders, manage a cash payment system in the millions, submit
    monthly operational expense reports to ACTR/ACCELS in Washington, DC and
    regular participant expense reports to the GTD/CAR Regional office;
  - Interact with staff from USAID, US embassies, technical assistance
    providers, and local government officials as needed on aspects of program
    design, participant recruitment, selection, and document processing;
  - Participate in ongoing formal or informal meetings with and reporting to
    USAID/embassy representatives and designated officials regarding GTD
    project activities;
  - Conduct post-training follow-up interviews with returned participants to
    evaluate training; conduct training needs assessment for future programs;
  - Assist other USAID contractors and grantees with participant processing
    and seminar support services;
  - Write weekly program update to Almaty-based Regional Director and
    DC-based Program Manager and other special reports when required;
  - Manage all issues --subject to USAID, ACTR/ACCELS, and local government
    guidelines--related to the continued operation of the office, including:
    office lease, communications, staffing, equipment and supplies
procurement,
    etc.;
  - Maintain records of all GTD program activities completed or planned
    to-date in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  - Bachelor's degree--graduate degree, preferred--related to the region in
    economics, international development, training, business management,
    political science, conflict resolution, gender studies, energy and
    environment or a related area plus one to three years of administrative
    experience related to federally funded programs (preferably USAID
funding);
  - Strong preference for candidates currently living in Central Asia;
  - Strong overseas office management experience in a supervisory position;
    NIS and/or Central Asia experience highly desirable;
  - Training and conference management experience;
  - Ability to work independently, balancing a variety of assignments and
    completing tasks under strict and competing deadlines;
  - Proven ability to work in a cross-cultural environment;
  - Strong written and oral English communication skills.  Russian language
    (spoken and written) and/or appropriate local language, required.

TO APPLY:

Please fax your cover letter and resume to Tilda Leahy, Country
Representative, Global Training for Development Project, at (99871)
120-68-29, 152-71-16/19 or e-mail to global(a)gtd.uz.  www.actr.org

Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

JOBS- Vacancies at ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Isabel Gomes <Gomes(a)actr.org>
Posted: 11 Apr 2001


American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

Throughout the summer and fall 2001, the American Councils for International
Education will be filling positions in offices overseas in the former Soviet
Union as well as the Washington, D.C. office. Specific position vacancies
are listed below, but other positions are also likely to become available.
Our website will be updated periodically to reflect all current vacancies.

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, availability information, and salary requirement to: Human
Resources, American Councils for International Education, 1776 Massachusetts
Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC, 20036. Fax: 202-872-9178. Email:
resumes(a)actr.org. No phone calls, please.  American Councils is Affirmative
Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Searches are currently underway for the positions listed below.  For further
employment information, please refer to the American Councils website:
www.actr.org.

**************************************
Alumni Coordinator
Newly Independent States

SUMMARY:
The Alumni Coordinator provides oversight and direction to all NIS field
office staff operating alumni activities, and operates alumni programs in
the Moscow region.  The Alumni Coordinator plays a critical role in
preparing reports of all alumni activities and in the publication of the
alumni newsletter The Bradley Herald.  The Alumni Coordinator position
serves as part of the program team and is located in the Moscow FSA office.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  - Experience working with high school students;
  - Strong writing and communication skills (English and Russian);
  - Demonstrated editorial skills;
  - Demonstrated organizational ability;
  - Facility with internet capabilities including: website and listserv
    design and maintenance;
  - Experience with questionnaire development, analysis, and reporting;
  - Demonstrated representation and presentation skills;
  - Supervisory experience;
  - Ability to work independently while contributing to an overall team effort;
  - Proven effectiveness in a cross-cultural work environment;
  - Effective interpersonal skills; and
  - Experience working on the FSA FLEX, desirable.

**************************************
Participant Recruiter
Russia - Moscow, Novosibirsk
Kazakhstan - Almaty
Azerbaijan - Baku
Ukraine - Kharkiv, Lviv, Odesa
Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek
Belarus - Minsk

SUMMARY:
The four to six-month Participant Recruiter position serves as the American
Councils program representative in the region and is responsible for all
aspects of participant recruitment including: advertising competitions;
interviewing candidates; conducting prerequisite testing; and associated
record keeping.  The position requires extensive travel throughout the
country.  The Recruiter must also interact with local governmental and
educational officials at all levels in disseminating information about the
programs and coordinating testing process.  The position reports to the
country Program Hub Director and/or the Moscow administrative officers.

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

**************************************
Program Officer
Newly Independent States

SUMMARY:
The Program Officer is responsible for support American Councils for
International Education: ACTR/ACCELS programs in the host country,
including, but not limited to: the Freedom Support Act Future Leaders
Exchange Program (FSAFLEX), Muskie/Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship
programs, Freedom Support Act Undergraduate program, Teachers Excellence
Awards, Partners in Education, Junior Faculty Development Program.  Primary
responsibilities include: recruitment, testing, and interviewing of
potential program participants; orientation and coordination of logistics
for participants; coordination of administrative and finance functions;
participation in development and implementation of alumni events; and
liaison with foreign government officials.  The position reports to the
relevant Country Director or the Moscow-based VP & NIS Regional Director and
works in conjunction with the Moscow administrative officers, the
Washington-based program managers, and the Washington-based VP & Director of
Programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  - Program administration experience;
  - Excellent communication skills;
  - Supervisory experience;
  - Fluent in Russian and/or regional languages;
  - Experience traveling under difficult conditions;
  - Experience in budget management;
  - BA in relevant field (e.g. Russian language, Russian area studies,
    education, etc.) required; advanced degree preferred

**************************************
Office Director
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Possibly other Newly Independent States

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

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

**************************************
Country Director
Newly Independent States

SUMMARY:
The Country Director is responsible for maintaining American Councils for
International Education: ACTR/ACCELS organizational relations in the host
country, oversee internal operations, and provide overall supervision of
American Councils programs in country.  In this capacity, the Country
Director position reports to the Moscow-based VP & NIS Regional Director and
Washington-based VP & Director of Programs and works in cooperation with
Washington-based program managers.

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

JOB- CIMERA - Print Press Consultant, Tajikistan

Posted by: Vicken Cheterian <vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 11 Apr 2001


CIMERA - Switzerland
www.cimera.org


Job Announcement

We are looking for a print-press specialist to work as a consultant in a
Russian-language weekly paper in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

After the peace accord of 1999, there are new opportunities to develop
freedom of expression and the mass media in this war-torn country. The role
of the consultant will be to work with the editorial group to give them
general advice, and particular training on how to upgrade their reporting
qualities.

Knowledge about other aspects of newspaper work (layout, management, etc.)
could be a plus.

The candidate should have at least 3 years experience in a newspaper,
experience in training, and fluent in Russian.

Working experience in responsible positions in a newspaper, knowledge of
Central Asia and Tajik language are pluses.

The duration of the mission will be two months, preferably in autumn 2001.

CIMERA is a Swiss organization working in media development and research
cooperation in Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Balkans.

For further information, contact:

Vicken Cheterian
vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org

JOB- Program Manager, Russian Leadership Program, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Isabel Gomes <Gomes(a)actr.org>
Posted: 6 Apr 2001


American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

Position Title/Program: Program Manager, RLP
Location: Moscow, Russia

SUMMARY:

The Russian Leadership Program funded by the Library of Congress was created
to increase mutual understanding and exposure to US democratic institutions,
the U.S. political system, and public-private partnerships and
inter-relationships, and to form the basis for a continuing dialogue for
future bilateral cooperation. , The program has provided financial support
to bring public policy decision-makers and leaders from the Russian
Federation to the United States for short-term stays and to support
follow-on activities for program alumni.

The Program Manager supervises staff in the Moscow office and coordinates
program activities closely with the Washington, DC-based Program Manager.
In consultation with the NIS Regional Director and Deputy NIS Regional
Director, the Program Manager maintains regular communications with the US
Embassy in Moscow, the Library of Congress and other organizations as
appropriate.  The position reports to the Moscow-based Vice President/ NIS
Regional Director.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
  - Manages day to day program activity in the Moscow office, participates in
    program staffing decisions, and supervises program staff;
  - Maintains relations with the US Embassy, Library of Congress, and other
    U.S. and Russian organizations;
  - Provides data for and collaborates on program design and implementation
    processes in conjunction with Library of Congress, U.S. Embassy, and
    American Councils program staff;
  - Works jointly with the DC-based program manager to develop and manage
    administration;
  - Oversees program administration (including participant recruitment,
    selection, data management, enrollment processing, and travel) that is
    implemented by the Moscow office;
  - Devises and carries out strategies to involve American Councils Russia
    offices in program administration;
  - Contributes to development of written materials;
  - Prepares and submits program reports to Moscow supervisor and DC-based
    program manager; and
  - Develops and oversees implementation of program follow-on activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  - Advanced degree preferred, or Bachelor's and relevant experience;
  - U.S. citizenship strongly preferred;
  - 3 years work experience managing international programs;
  - Proficiency in spoken and written Russian and/or other NIS national
    languages;
  - Familiarity with Russian political and economic spheres and with U.S.
    public policy arena at local, state, and/or national levels;
  - Living experience in former Soviet Union;
  - Effective communication and representational skills; and
  - Demonstrated effective organizational, planning, and supervisory skills.

To apply send a letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Human Resources,
American Councils for International Education, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue,
Suite 700, Washington, DC, 20036. Fax: 202-872-9178. E-mail:
resumes(a)actr.org No phone calls, please.  www.actr.org

JOB- Weekly Kyrgyzstan Review Seeks Chief Editor

Posted by: Vitaly Indin <indin(a)yandex.ru>
Posted: 4 Apr 2001


Weekly Kyrgyzstan Review

seeks chief editor.

Kyrgyzstan Review is issued by the Public Foundation "Information
Assistance" during 2 years in two languages: English and Russian.  It
reflects the main events in different sectors of Kyrgyzstan life elucidated
by more than 40 newspapers of Kyrgyzstan, CIS and other countries.

At the present moment Digest is compiled from materials of Russian-, Kyrgyz-
and Uzbek-speaking editions, consists of 16 pages.  That allows to gain
information from various sources - official, opposition, independent press,
that makes it more objective.

You can find the Digest in Internet (www.kind.net.kg), it's spread all over
the world.  Except local international organizations, it's received in
Japan, Germany, the US, Canada.

English version of the Digest is translated by local interpreters and edited
by volunteers - native-bearers of the language from all over the world (via
e-mail).

Hope to find a volunteer - bearer of English language willing to help the
Foundation to issue Kyrgyzstan Review.  It's preferable if this person has
access to computer and e-mail, is capable to spent several hours a week to
editing the Digest, is a volunteer and a native-bearer of English language.

The editing work assumes monetary reward.

Details on e-mail: kind(a)transfer.kg

JOB- Legal Experts to Conduct Trainings in Central Asia, OSCE ODIHR

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>
Posted: 1 Apr 2001


The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's Office for
Democratic Institutions and Human Rights is looking to hire experts to
conduct several trainings this year.  We are looking for people with
expertise in International Legal Standards, prison management/reform,
legislative review and legal clinics.  The project will take place in
Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.  The
average time commitment for travel to the region is one and a half weeks to
two weeks.  The ODIHR pays all travel costs, per diems and a daily expert
fee.  Interested parties should email me at don(a)odihr.osce.waw.pl.


[Forwarded from: nisjobs]

JOB- Eurasia Program Officer, Social Science Research Council

Posted by: SSRC <cerwinski(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 31 Mar 2001


Social Science Research Council
PROGRAM OFFICER
Eurasia Program

The Social Science Research Council is currently accepting applications for
the position of program officer for its Eurasia program. The program
supports and works through an integrated system of fellowships, language
grants, research planning and various workshops and events. The program
addresses the entire region, including Eastern Europe, with particular
emphasis placed on the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union.

The program officer's responsibilities include the daily running of a Title
VIII funded fellowship and grant competition (from the initial publicity
phase through case management of awarded fellows) and working on selected
activities initiated by the Regional Advisory Panel on Eurasia. Both Title
VIII and RAP activities include organizing meetings of scholars and
researchers, establishing international collaborative research networks, and
generally working towards developing and supporting the field of Eurasian
studies. The position entails working closely with scholars, fellows, and
foundation officers, and requires significant administrative experience,
particularly the ability to supervise support staff and prepare grant
proposals and financial and narrative reports. The program officer will work
closely with, and report to, the program director for Eurasia.

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. and have a background in Eurasian
Studies. Recent Ph.D.s are especially encouraged to apply. Fluency in Russian
and/or one of the languages of the FSU is an important additional
qualification. There are no citizenship requirements. Salary is commensurate
with experience and qualifications, and includes an attractive benefits
package, which supports professional development of staff members.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, several
samples of written work, and the name and contact information of referees to:

Social Science Research Council
Office of Human Resources
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 377-2700
Fax: (212) 377-2727
eurasia(a)ssrc.org
Web http://www.ssrc.org

THE SSRC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

JOB- ISAR Director for Central Asia

Posted by: Michelle Kinman <michelle(a)isar.org>
Posted: 30 Mar 2001


Job Announcement: Director, ISAR-Central Asia

ISAR, the Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia, announces a
job opening for the position of director of our ISAR-Central Asia office,
based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  ISAR is a Washington, 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, Belarus and
Ukraine and has worked in partnership with environmental and other NGOs in
the region since 1993.  ISAR-Central Asia is funded principally by USAID and
has been working with Central Asian NGOs for eight years.

The director of ISAR-Central Asia will be responsible for the overall
effectiveness of ISAR's program activities 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 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 be
responsible for effective management of 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: June 15, 2001.
SALARY:  $28,000-$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;
  - Very high oral and written proficiency in Russian language;
  - Native English language;
  - Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  - Experience living and/or working in the former Soviet Union;
  - Proven management experience;
  - Computer, E-mail and Internet literacy;
  - Experience in, and understanding of, NGO sector, especially in transition
    countries;
  - Ability to effectively balance a range of competing responsibilities.

Desired:
  - Academic or professional experience in environmental science or
    environmental management;
  - Programmatic or operational experience working directly within an
    environmental NGO;
  - Advanced degree in post-Soviet studies, international relations or
    related field; -Experience living and/or working in Central Asia;
  - Experience managing staff in a cross-cultural environment;
  - Understanding of USAID operating procedures;
  - Knowledge of broader international NGO funding environment;
  - Experience in cross-sectoral program and project development;
  - Knowledge of Central Asian and/or Caspian-related environmental issues;
  - Fundraising experience.

Please send a resume and cover letter by April 20, 2001 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.
For more information about ISAR, please visit http://www.isar.org.

JOBS- Committee to Protect Journalists, Europe and Central Asia Program

Posted by: Alex Lupis <alupis(a)cpj.org>
Posted: 27 Mar 2001


JOB OPENING:

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS

Research Associate, Europe & Central Asia Program
(Salary: $28,000 plus benefits, for full-time work. A part-time arrangement
may be possible.)

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)--an independent, nonprofit
organization dedicated to the defense of press freedom around the world--is
seeking a research associate for the Europe & Central Asia program to work
in our New York office.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in media and human rights issues
in Eastern Europe & Central Asia region, strong writing and reporting
skills, and the ability to work independently as well as collaborate with a
small team. Primary responsibilities include researching and documenting
press freedom violations, regular monitoring of the news wires and of
international news sources available online (in English & Russian), and
working with the program coordinator on regional advocacy efforts. In
addition, the researcher will have the opportunity to write articles for
CPJ's website and quarterly newsletter, and also will be encouraged to write
about international media issues for outside publications.

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are essential.
Expertise in the former Soviet republics and Russian-language proficiency is
required.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:
Alex Lupis
Europe & Central Asia Program Coordinator
Committee to Protect Journalists
330 Seventh Ave. - 12th floor
New York, NY 10001
Fax: 212-465-9568
E-mail: alupis(a)cpj.org


PART-TIME JOB OPENING:

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
Volunteer Internship, Europe & Central Asia Program

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)--an independent, nonprofit
organization dedicated to the defense of press freedom around the world--is
seeking an intern for the Europe & Central Asia program to work one day a
week in our New York office.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in media and human rights issues
in Eastern Europe & Central Asia region and the ability to work
independently as well as collaborate with a small team. Expertise in the
former Soviet republics is desired and Russian-language proficiency is
required.

Primary responsibilities include: providing general administrative support
for the program; expanding the distribution system for CPJ press releases in
the Eastern Europe & Central Asia region; and, proofreading.  The internship
provides a unique opportunity to learn about the advocacy and documentation
work of a human rights/press freedom organization, as well as learn more
about press freedom issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:
Alex Lupis
Europe & Central Asia Program Coordinator
Committee to Protect Journalists
330 Seventh Ave. - 12th floor
New York, NY 10001
Fax: 212-465-9568
E-mail: alupis(a)cpj.org


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JOB- Employment Opportunities at ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Isabel Gomes <gomes(a)actr.org>
Posted: 23 Mar 2001


American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

Throughout the spring, summer, and fall 2001, the American Councils for
International Education will be filling positions in offices overseas in the
former Soviet Union as well as the Washington, D.C. office. Specific
position vacancies are listed below, but other positions are also likely to
become available.  Our website will be updated periodically to reflect all
current vacancies.

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, availability information, and salary requirement to: Human
Resources, American Councils for International Education, 1776 Massachusetts
Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC, 20036. Fax: 202-872-9178. Email:
resumes(a)actr.org. No phone calls, please.

American Councils is Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Searches are currently underway for the positions listed below.  For further
employment information, please refer to the American Councils website:
www.actr.org.

**********

Alumni Coordinator
Freedom Support Act Future Leaders Exchange Program
Moscow, Russia

SUMMARY:

The Alumni Coordinator provides oversight and direction to all NIS field
office staff operating FSAFLEX alumni activities, and operates alumni
programs in the Moscow region.  The Alumni Coordinator plays a critical role
in preparing reports of all alumni activities and in the publication of the
alumni newsletter The Bradley Herald.  The Alumni Coordinator position
serves as part of the FSAFLEX team and is located in the Moscow FSA office.
The position reports to the NIS Program Manager for Secondary School
Programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  - Experience working with high school students;
  - Strong writing and communication skills (English and Russian);
  - Demonstrated editorial skills;
  - Demonstrated organizational ability;
  - Facility with internet capabilities including: website and listserv
    design and maintenance;
  - Experience with questionnaire development, analysis, and reporting;
  - Demonstrated representation and presentation skills;
  - Supervisory experience;
  - Ability to work independently while contributing to an overall team effort;
  - Proven effectiveness in a cross-cultural work environment;
  - Effective interpersonal skills; and
  - Experience working on the FSA FLEX, desirable.

**********

Participant Recruiter
Russia - Moscow, Novosibirsk
Kazakhstan - Almaty
Azerbaijan - Baku
Ukraine - Kharkiv, Lviv, Odesa
Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek
Belarus - Minsk

SUMMARY:

The four to six-month Participant Recruiter position serves as the American
Councils program representative in the region and is responsible for all
aspects of participant recruitment including: advertising competitions;
interviewing candidates; conducting prerequisite testing; and associated
record keeping.  The position requires extensive travel throughout the
country.  The Recruiter must also interact with local governmental and
educational officials at all levels in disseminating information about the
programs and coordinating testing process.  The position reports to the
country Program Hub Director and/or the Moscow administrative officers.

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

**********

Program Officer
Newly Independent States

SUMMARY:

The Program Officer is responsible for support American Councils for
International Education: ACTR/ACCELS programs in the host country,
including, but not limited to: the Freedom Support Act Future Leaders
Exchange Program (FSAFLEX), Muskie/Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship
programs, Freedom Support Act Undergraduate program, Teachers Excellence
Awards, Partners in Education, Junior Faculty Development Program.  Primary
responsibilities include: recruitment, testing, and interviewing of
potential program participants; orientation and coordination of logistics
for participants; coordination of administrative and finance functions;
participation in development and implementation of alumni events; and
liaison with foreign government officials.  The position reports to the
relevant Country Director or the Moscow-based VP & NIS Regional Director and
works in conjunction with the Moscow administrative officers, the
Washington-based program managers, and the Washington-based VP & Director of
Programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  - Program administration experience;
  - Excellent communication skills;
  - Supervisory experience;
  - Fluent in Russian and/or regional languages;
  - Experience traveling under difficult conditions;
  - Experience in budget management;
  - BA in relevant field (e.g. Russian language, Russian area studies,
    education, etc.) required; advanced degree preferred

**********

Office Director
Newly Independent States

SUMMARY:

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

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

**********

Country Director
Newly Independent States

SUMMARY:

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

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

JOB- ACTR Program Officer, NIS Initiatives, Washington, DC

Posted by: Isabel Gomes <gomes(a)actr.org>
Posted: 20 Mar 2001


American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

Position Opening
Program Officer, NIS Initiatives
Washington, DC

SUMMARY:

The NIS Initiatives department is responsible for the administration of
student and scholar programs funded primarily by foreign governments,
including the Yeltsin Presidential Program, Umid Presidential Program
(Uzbekistan), and programs for independent students.

The temporary, five-month Program Officer for the Office of NIS Initiatives
reports to the Program Manager, and is responsible for providing
administrative, financial and logistical support to students throughout
their academic programs.  The position also requires coordination of work
with staff in field offices in the CIS, as well as the finance department.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (NOT LIMITED TO):

Program Management
  - Maintain regular contact with participants and host university
    representatives;
  - Coordinate international and domestic travel;
  - Gather participant information for use in preparing academic and
    graduation reports;

Financial Management
  - Ensure proper accounting for all costs associated with the program and
    its participants, and accurate tracking of such costs in the Umid
financial
    database;
  - Prepare weekly financial summary for ACCELS-Tashkent and monthly invoice
    for the Umid Foundation.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  - Bachelor's degree in related field;
  - Strong writing and communication skills (English and Russian);
  - Demonstrated financial oversight skills;
  - Experience with Microsoft ACCESS and EXCEL;
  - Demonstrated problem-solving skills;
  - Experience with invoices, budgets, and financial reports;
  - Ability to manage multiple tasks quickly and effectively;
  - Experience working overseas or in a cross-cultural environment preferred.

APPOINTMENT DATE: April 2001
LENGTH OF APPOINTMENT: Approximately 5 Months

TO APPLY:

Send letter/resume and salary requirements to PO-DC Search, American
Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC  20036.
Fax: 202-872-9178 or 202-833-7523; www.actr.org; email: resumes(a)actr.org.
Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

JOB- Program Officer, Tbilisi, Georgia, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Isabel Gomes <Gomes(a)actr.org>
Posted: 16 Mar 2001


American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

Position Title:  Program Officer

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

SUMMARY:

The Program Officer is responsible for support of American Councils for
International Education: ACTR/ACCELS programs in Georgia, including, but not
limited to: the Freedom Support Act Future Leaders Exchange Program
(FSAFLEX), Muskie/Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Programs, Freedom
Support Act Undergraduate Program, Teachers Excellence Awards, Partners in
Education, Junior Faculty Development Program.  Primary responsibilities
include: recruitment, testing, and interviewing of potential program
participants; orientation and coordination of logistics for participants;
coordination of administrative and finance functions; participation in
development and implementation of alumni events; and liaison with foreign
government officials.  The position reports to the Georgia Country Director
or the Moscow-based VP & NIS Regional Director and works in conjunction with
the Moscow administrative officers, the Washington-based program managers,
and the Washington-based VP & Director of Programs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Administration and Finance Duties:
  - Organize and maintain all participant document files;
  - Respond to inquiries and correspondence;
  - Monitor outgoing and incoming funds;
  - Provide information for budget requests and monitor expenses.

Alumni Events:
  - Work with alumni assistants;
  - Assist in organizing and implementing events;
  - Report on alumni events;

Foreign Government Liaison:
  - Meet with ministry officials before the candidate competitions to provide
    information and overview of the competition process; keep them informed of
    changes regarding the competition;
  - Provide ministry officials with program and competition materials, as
    requested;
  - Facilitate meetings with candidates;

Recruitment/Testing:
  - Assist in recruitment of travel assistants;
  - Carry out recruitment activities to assure that the competition is
    conducted in a timely and proper fashion;
  - Secure advertising and testing location;
  - Conduct testing;
  - Organize and participate in meetings with semifinalists;
  - Conduct interviews with semifinalist;
  - Prepare materials for finalists packets;
  - Prepare correspondence with applicants;

Orientation:
  - Participate in organization and conduct of meetings for all finalists and
    alternates;
  - Respond to requests and relay information to finalists and alternates;
  - Assist in all travel and lodging logistics:  meeting flights;
    transporting to hotels; coordinating travel staff;
  - Assist with participant orientation registration;
  - Organize parent meetings for high school and undergraduate program
    participants: meetings include participation by alumni, local assistants,
    and Americans;
  - Serve as liaison with ministry officials to attend;

QUALIFICATIONS:
  - Program administration experience;
  - Excellent communication skills;
  - Supervisory experience;
  - Fluent in Russian and/or Georgian;
  - Experience traveling under difficult conditions;
  - Experience in budget management;
  - BA in relevant field (e.g. Russian language, Russian area studies,
    education, etc.) required; advanced degree preferred


To apply send a letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Human Resources,
American Councils for International Education, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue,
Suite 700, Washington, DC, 20036. Fax: 202-872-9178. E-mail:
resumes(a)actr.org No phone calls, please.  www.actr.org

ENVIRONMENT:
The American Councils for International Education is a non-profit
educational association, and international educational exchange organization
(501c3) devoted to improving education, professional training, and research
within and regarding the former Soviet Union.  Its work as an educational
association is the historic core of The American Councils, and involves
services for regional language research and training, textbook development
for Russian and regional languages, the teaching of English as a foreign
language, faculty and curriculum development, and in-country immersion.
Academic exchange and training programs comprise virtually all fields and
cover a broad range: high school, undergraduate, and graduate level study
and/or research; short-term training for teachers and professionals;
educational advising and academic testing services; and conferences and
seminars for members, exchange participants, alumni, and professional
groups.  The American Councils budget of nearly $45M is funded in the
majority from US government sources, but also from governments of countries
in the former Soviet Union, quasi-government organizations, corporations,
and foundations.  The staff numbers approximately 400 in the United States
as well as 12 countries of the former Soviet Union.

JOB- Central Asia Correspondent, Keston Institute

Posted by: Keston Institute <keston.institute(a)keston.org>
Posted: 8 Mar 2001


Keston Institute is a research charity which is the leading world authority
on religious freedom in former communist countries, with an emphasis on the
former Soviet Union. We are seeking a full-time Central Asia Correspondent
to be based in Bishkek.

Essential selection criteria for the post are:
  - fluency in Russian and English
  - excellent written journalistic skills
  - an active interest in religion in the region, as well as the social and
    political context
  - a strong commitment to freedom of conscience
  - personal experience of living in the region
  - sympathy with the Christian ethos of Keston Institute
  - resourcefulness and adaptability in unpredictable circumstances
  - good interpersonal skills

It is desirable that the postholder have a working knowledge of one or more
of the Central Asian languages.

The main task of the post is to write regular, up-to-the-minute journalistic
articles (c. 750 words long) in English for the e-mail Keston News Service.
To do this the postholder will develop a network of local contacts,
investigate specific attacks on religious freedom of all faiths and
denominations and develop a nuanced, in-depth understanding of the forces
both opposing and defending religious freedom. He or she will also be
available for special briefings of government and religious leaders, secular
and religious journalists and human rights activists.

Candidates whose personal circumstances may render them vulnerable to
governmental pressure are advised not to apply; we reserve the right not to
consider candidates who, we judge, may be vulnerable to such pressure.

Applicants who satisfy the above essential selection criteria should send the
following documents in English:
  - a covering letter outlining how they meet the criteria for the post
  - a full curriculum vitae
  - a piece of (preferably published) journalistic writing on an aspect of
    religious freedom in Central Asia. This journalistic writing should not
    exceed 750 words in length.

Please send this material to Dr Philip Walters at Keston Institute
<keston.institute(a)keston.org> to reach us by 12.00 hours GMT on Monday 2
April 2001.

We intend to interview candidates during May 2001. The successful candidate
will start work full-time by the beginning of July 2001, but we hope that he
or she will be able to start work with us as soon as possible on a
part-time basis.

Salary GBP 17,460. Reasonable accommodation expenses will be paid in
addition to this. Keston Institute operates a staff pension scheme.

This is a re-advertisement.

Keston Institute, 4 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SH, UK
E-mail: keston.institute(a)keston.org

JOB- Researcher on Uzbekistan, Human Rights Watch

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>
Posted: 17 Feb 2001


Researcher on Uzbekistan

Job Category: Research
Type: Full time
Salary: negotiable, depending on experience

Description: HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, the largest U.S.-based international human
rights organization, is seeking a field researcher for its Europe and
Central Asia Division to be based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to monitor human
rights violations in-country.

The researcher will investigate human rights developments in Uzbekistan, in
order to publicize and curtail human rights abuses, through writing and
advocacy. Responsibilities will include taking testimony on human rights
violations; writing reports, newsletters, and press statements on human
rights concerns; bringing human rights violations to the attention of the
governments of Uzbekistan, the United States, EU and OSCE member states, and
international organizations; working with local groups and activists;
expanding contacts with government officials and human rights groups in
Uzbekistan and in other Central Asian states and Russia, the media, and
international organizations based in the region, such as the OSCE, the
United Nations, and international financial institutions; developing
strategies together with Human Rights Watch's New York, Moscow, and Brussels
offices for putting pressure on Uzbekistan to curb abuses.

Education: Master (MA, MSW, etc.)
Languages: Russian

Additional Qualifications: An advanced degree in law, international
relations, regional studies, journalism, or a related field; several years
of human rights experience, ideally in Central Asia; and a demonstrated
commitment to international human rights. The researcher will be based in
Tashkent, Uzbekistan and should be prepared to travel extensively in-country
and occasionally to Moscow and New York for consultations. He or she should
have a very good command of Russian and, preferably, Uzbek; excellent
writing and communications skills, a background in related regional studies.
The position is available in May 2001.

How to Apply: APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH MARCH 1, 2001. Please
send a cover letter, resume, references, and unedited writing sample (no
calls, please) to:

Human Rights Watch
Attn: Researcher Search-Uzbekistan
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299 USA
Fax: (212) 736-1300

Last day to apply: March 1, 2001

Area of Focus: Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Organization: Human Rights Watch
URL: http://www.hrw.org
Phone: 212-290-4700
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Job posted on: January 31, 2001

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JOB- Program Manager, ACTR/ACCELS, Washington, DC

Posted by: Isabel Gomes <gomes(a)actr.org>
Posted: 16 Feb 2001


American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

Position Title/Program: Program Manager, Professional Training Programs

Location: Washington, DC

SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for general management, budget and invoice
management, and staff administration for four programs:

1. Global Training for Development (GTD), through a sub-contract with AED,
    which includes Delivery Order #1 known as Russia Training for Development
    (RTD) and Pass-Through (Russia), and Delivery Order #3, which includes Car
    Task Order #1, In Country Implementation Support (ICIS), and the Fee For
    Service (FFS) Program;
2. Community Connections Programs in Belarus;
3. The Central Asia Regional Business and Economic Education Program
    (CARBEEP) through a subcontract with Carana Corporation; and
4. The MBA Enterprise Corporation project.

The Program Manager, Professional Training Programs reports to the Managing
Director, Higher Education

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project management
  - Ensures that program activities are in accordance with USAID contract
    regulations, within approved budget parameters and in accordance with the
    mission of American Councils.
  - Manages the programs through American Councils field offices in
    coordination with the NIS regional office in Moscow.

Financial oversight
  - Manages budget and administration, submit quarterly financial reporting
    and ensures procurement guidelines are followed.

Field office management
  - Provides guidance to field office/program staff on relations with US
    Embassy staff and host country government
  - In conjunction with the Senior Program Officer, monitors USAID/CAR
    program allocations in 5 AID Strategic Assistance Areas (SAAs) in each GTD
    country.  Analyzes labor budget, staffing plans, equipment needs, and
    overall procedures to ensure that field offices have adequate resources to
    meet program levels.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  - Master's degree related to the NIS in international development, history,
    or a related area.  Ph.D. or equivalent desirable;
  - Two to five years of experience managing development projects overseas,
    preferably in the NIS, or a combination of equivalent education and
    experience;
  - Current, relevant experience with USAID contracting regulations,
    including procedures for procurement and personnel;
  - Proficiency in spoken and written Russian and/or other local languages;
  - Experience in contract negotiation;
  - Effective communication and representational skills; and
  - Demonstrated effective organizational, planning, and budgeting skills.

ENVIRONMENT:

The American Councils for International Education is a non-profit
educational association, and international educational exchange organization
(501c3) devoted to improving education, professional training, and research
within and regarding the former Soviet Union.  Its work as an educational
association is the historic core of The American Councils, and involves
services for regional language research and training, textbook development
for Russian and regional languages, the teaching of English as a foreign
language, faculty and curriculum development, and in-country immersion.
Academic exchange and training programs comprise virtually all fields and
cover a broad range: high school, undergraduate, and graduate level study
and/or research; short-term training for teachers and professionals;
educational advising and academic testing services; and conferences and
seminars for members, exchange participants, alumni, and professional
groups.   The American Councils budget of nearly $45M is funded in the
majority from US government sources, but also from governments of countries
in the former Soviet Union, quasi-government organizations, corporations,
and foundations.  The staff numbers approximately 400 in the United States
as well as 12 countries of the former Soviet Union.

ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE:  March 2001

To apply send a letter and resume 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.

JOB- Broadcaster for Tajik Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>
Posted: 15 Feb 2001


Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty broadcasts in 26 languages in Central and
Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East. We are
currently seeking to fill the position of Broadcaster, Tajik Service, to be
based in Prague, Czech Republic.

Required Qualifications:
  - A university degree in journalism, or directly related field, or
    equivalent combination of training and professional experience in one of
    these disciplines
  - Native written and spoken Tajik
  - Proficiency in English and Russian
  - Minimum of 4 years professional news journalism experience including work
    in a fast-paced news organization, with tight deadlines
  - Broad knowledge of political, economic and social structure of
    Tajikistan, as well as strong general knowledge of international affairs
  - Computer literate and familiar with the Internet
  - Demonstrated strong commitment to journalistic integrity and objectivity
  - Proven ability to function effectively with people from widely different
    national and cultural backgrounds
  - Previous knowledge of radio broadcasting practices and techniques
    preferred, but not required
  - Excellent salary and benefits offered for single-status employee. 1-year
    initial assignment.

To apply:
Please provide detailed CV, with cover letter outlining qualifications and
salary requirements to:

Deadline for submissions: 16 February 2001

E-mail: jobs(a)rferl.org
Fax: +420-2-2112-3420
Post: Human Resources Recruitment
RFE/RL, Inc.
Vinohradska 1
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic
No telephone calls please.
RFE/RL is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity.

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JOB- Kazakhstan PIP Team Leader (URGENT)

Posted by: Mak Khan <m.khan(a)mei.unimelb.edu.au>
Posted: 15 Feb 2001


We are looking for a suitable international consultant to be nominated under
an ADB project bid for Kazakhstan.  This is a seven and half months position
based in Almaty, starting approximately in April/May 2001.  The consultant
must have prior experience in Central Asia, preferably in Kazakhstan.
He/she will work closely with the Department of Investment Policy (DIP)
under the Ministry of Economy (MOE) in preparing the PIP documents for
2002-2004; conduct training program; develop a framework for monitoring and
evaluating PIP by designing standard formats and review the existing systems
and procedures for PIP formulation in Kazakhstan.

CVs should be sent via Email: m.khan(a)mei.unimelb.edu.au  before 16
February 2001.

JOB- Trade Economist Position Based in Almaty

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>
Posted: 12 Feb 2001


Job title: Trade Economist - Central Asia
Location: Almaty (Kazakhstan), as well as other cities in Central Asia
Contact name: Joseph Malm
Contact email: jmalm(a)wssx.com
Job description: Focus on Central Asia: Analysis of trade opportunities for
Central Asian countries, and developing export markets for the region.
Date posted: 04-Feb-01

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CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITY- Rural Savings and Credit Associations in Tajikistan

Posted by: Philip de Leon <Philip_de_Leon(a)ita.doc.gov>
Posted: 8 Feb 2001


Consultancy Opportunity in Tajikistan
Deadline: March 31, 2001

Consultancy for Creation and Management of Rural Savings and Credit
Associations (RSCAs)
REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN
FARM PRIVATIZATION SUPPORT PROJECT

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
A request for expression of interest appeared in the UNDB issue No. 543 of
September 30th. We are reissuing this, as we did not get adequate response.

The Republic of Tajikistan has received a credit of US $20 million for the
above project and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the credit for a
consultancy for the creation and management of Rural Savings and Credit
Associations (RSCAs). The main objective of the Project is to transform the
existing state and collective farms into individual farming units by
providing the individual farmers with all enabling conditions to operate
independently in a dynamic and competitive market economy. Rural credit is
an important requirement and in the absence of any well developed banking
infrastructure or RSCAs in the country the short to medium term credit needs
of the farmers are sought to be provided through the formation of grass
roots farmer member owned RSCAs.

We are seeking expressions of interest from qualified NGOs with a proven
track record of not less than 5 years of successfully establishing and
managing community based RSCAs especially in similar countries, which are in
transition from a centralized economy to a market economy. The duration of
the consultancy is 12 months.

Interested NGOs must provide information indicating that they are qualified
to perform the service (brochures, description of similar assignments,
experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among
staff, etc.).

An NGO will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the
World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World
Bank Borrowers. January 1997, (revised September 1997 and January 1999).

Interested NGOs may obtain further information at the address below between
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 4PM on
31st March 2001.

Tohir Ostonaev
Director
Farm Privatization Support Project
Room No. 144
Rudaki Avenue, 44
Post Code 734025
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Tel: (992-372) 21-44-34, 21-13-67
Fax:(992-372) 51-01-17
e-mail: r_center(a)tajnet.com


** Sent by **
Philip H. de Leon, International Trade Specialist for Tajikistan
Joan Morgan, International Trade Specialist for Agribusiness
Ellen S. House, International Trade Specialist for Consulting
Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States (BISNIS)
USA Trade Center
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, DC 20230
Tel: (202) 482-4655, Fax: (202) 482-2293
E-Mail: bisnis(a)ita.doc.gov
BISNIS Homepage: http://www.bisnis.doc.gov


Additional information on Russia and the NIS is available via
BISNIS Online, at www.bisnis.doc.gov.  If you do not wish
to receive market reports on Tajikistan, Agribusiness or Consulting
Opportunities send a message to Philip_de_Leon(a)ita.doc.gov with the name of
the country/industry

JOBS- NGO Training Program Managers in Central Asia, INTRAC

Posted by: Carolyn Blaxall <c.blaxall(a)intrac.org>
Posted: 1 Feb 2001


INTERNATIONAL NGO TRAINING AND RESEARCH CENTRE (INTRAC)

Exciting opportunities to join our Institutional Development of Civil
Society Programme based in Central Asia.  The Programme is rapidly expanding
and we are looking for dynamic managers.

1 PROGRAMME MANAGER (Central Asia)

To manage the Programme within the region: Based in Kyrgyzstan.
Salary: £22,000 to £26,000.

2 COUNTRY MANAGERS

One based in Kyrgyzstan also working in Kazakhstan, and one based in
Uzbekistan working in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
Salary: £18,000 to £23,000.

For job descriptions and application forms for all posts, please write to:

Carolyn Blaxall, Administrator, INTRAC, PO Box 563, Oxford OX2 6RZ, UK.
Fax: 01865 201852. E-mail: c.blaxall(a)intrac.org. Charity no. 1016676.

Closing date for completed applications: 12 noon 1 March 2001.


INTRAC - The International NGO Training and Research Centre
Address:
65 George Street
Oxford OX1 2BE
United Kingdom

Postal Address:
PO Box 563
Oxford OX2 6RZ
United Kingdom

http://www.intrac.org
Tel:  +44 (0)1865 201851
Fax:  +44 (0)1865 201852
E-Mail:  intrac(a)gn.apc.org

JOB- Research on the Caucasus, Tbilisi, Human Rights Watch

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>
Posted: 29 Jan 2001


RESEARCHER ON THE CAUCASUS
EUROPE & CENTRAL DIVISION (based in Tbilisi)

HUMAN  RIGHTS WATCH, the largest U.S.-based international human rights
organization, is seeking a researcher to be based in Tbilisi to monitor
human rights developments in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

DESCRIPTION: The researcher will investigate human rights developments in
the Caucasus and work in order to publicize and curtail human rights abuses
through writing and advocacy. Responsibilities will include conducting
fact-finding trips throughout the region; writing reports, newsletters,
articles and press releases on human rights concerns in Georgia, Armenia and
Azerbaijan; bringing human rights violations to the attention of government
bodies in the countries of the region, Europe, and the United States, and to
the attention of intergovernmental organizations and international financial
institutions; working with local groups and helping with the development of
non-governmental activities in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan; expanding
contacts with government officials and human rights groups, the media, and
international organizations based in the region; working with Human Rights
Watch's New York, Washington and Brussels offices to develop local and
international advocacy strategies directed at governments and international
organizations in order to effect change; and responding promptly to queries
from the press, the public and colleagues in the human rights community.

QUALIFICATIONS: An advanced degree in law, international relations,
journalism, or related regional studies; thorough command of Russian or
another regional language; excellent writing and communications skills in
English; experience in field research; and a demonstrated commitment to
international human rights. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated,
well organized, and able to work quickly and well under pressure. The
position is available as of July 2000.

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


APPLY BY FEBRUARY 28, 2001. Please send cover letter, resume, references,
and unedited writing sample (no calls, please) to:

Human Rights Watch
Attn: Search Committee (Caucasus Researcher)
350 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10118
Fax: (212) 736-1300


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JOB- Executive Director - Open Society Institute, Azerbaijan

Posted by: Virginia Moracho <VMoracho(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 24 Jan 2001


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

FIELDWORK OPPORTUNITIES- Kurgan Excavations in Southern Russia

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)csen.org>
Posted: 22 Jan 2001


The Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads is now taking applications for:

FIELDWORK OPPORTUNITIES 2001
SUMMER ARCHAEOLOGY IN SOUTHERN RUSSIA
AT THE CHASTIYE KURGANS

Information on the archaeological site, the leaders of the expedition, dates
of the session, and other pertinent information is available on the CSEN
website at:

http:www.csen.org

or directly on the Chastiye Kurgans Information page at:

http://csen.org/2001%20Chastiye%20Kurgans/Chastiye%20Kurgans.html

Please address any questions to:

Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball
Executive Director
Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads
577 San Clement St.
Ventura, CA 93001 USA
Tele and FAX: 805 653-2607

WEBSITE: http://csen.org

JOBS- Kyrgyzstan - Corporate Governance Jobs, Benchmark International

Posted by: Rachel Nicolson <r.nicolson(a)mei.unimelb.edu.au>
Posted: 12 Jan 2001


Benchmark International Group of Australia, in association with Melbourne
Enterprises International (MEI), the international development consulting
arm of the University of Melbourne, Australia, is seeking candidatures for
the following positions in connection with a Corporate Governance project in
Kyrgyzstan, funded by the Asian Development Bank.

Those individuals who have already sent their resumes to MEI earlier in
connection with other projects need not respond as they will also be
considered for the project.

At this stage, just send your CV reflecting your expertise in the context of
the Terms of Reference outlined below. Specific experience in Kyrgyzstan
will be very highly regarded. Please include your immediate contact
information in case we need to speak to you directly.

The project is expected to commence around the end of March/start of April
2001.

Deadline for submission of CVs is 25/1/01, however, earlier submissions will
be most appreciated.

Contact email:
r.nicolson(a)mei.unimelb.edu.au
Rachel Nicolson
Assistant Manager
International Projects
Melbourne Enterprises International Ltd
Tel:    03 9810 3305
Fax:    03 9810 3100
E-mail: r.nicolson(a)mei.unimelb.edu.au


Terms of Reference (international - non-Kyrgyz nationals)

1. Enterprise Restructuring Specialist and Team Leader (6 person-months).

This consultant will have significant experience in the following areas: (i)
enterprise restructuring in transition economies, preferably in Eastern
Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region; (ii) broader
corporate governance issues; (iii) managing a diverse team of experts; and
(iv) synthesizing inputs of different experts, and being in overall charge
of producing a comprehensive set of recommendations for a Technical
Assistance (TA) of this nature, which has the objective of designing a
policy reform program. With a sound understanding of the scope of the
proposed TA and familiarity with the Kyrgyz enterprise sector, this
specialist will

  - prepare, in coordination with the financial analyst, the criteria for a
    quick and rapid review of the enterprise sector to prepare a list of
    enterprises for further evaluation; and subsequently, formulate a set of
    evaluation criteria to guide in-depth analysis of the shortlisted
    enterprises; and prepare a list of parameters and benchmarks on which the
    enterprises need to be assessed under the TA and subsequently under the
    proposed CGERP II;

  - based on the above, coordinate an in-depth operational, economic, and
    financial analyses of the identified enterprises; group enterprises into
    different categories (e.g. viable, nonviable, profitable, loss-incurring,
    etc.) for further examination;

  - in coordination with the financial analyst and the legal/regulatory
    expert, formulate relevant first-best enterprise reform and restructuring
    options for the different groups of enterprises; assess the feasibility of
    the proposed CGERP II being able to successfully implement the reform and
    restructuring options; based on such assessment, formulate realistic and
    achievable options to strengthen the enterprise sector;

  - in coordination with the other experts, evaluate the operational and
    financial implications involved in restructuring the identified
enterprises;

  - evaluate the type and scope of support (e.g. operational, financial,
    credit) that may be needed in the post-restructuring phase for the
    enterprises; and formulate the modalities for providing such support,
after
    evaluating the likely success of the proposed modalities (e.g., banking
    system soundness, if credit line type of support is proposed);

  - prepare a project framework, following Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    guidelines, to provide a coherent framework with which to assess the
    proposed CGERP II;

  - coordinate with the poverty-social impact expert to ensure that this
    component is  well-integrated;

  - prepare detailed terms of reference and guide the work of the domestic
    consultants, with support from the other international experts;

  - prepare, with relevant inputs from the other experts, a matrix of policy
    reforms that can be proposed for consideration under CGERP II;

  - oversee the drafting of the detailed terms of reference (TORs) for the
    domestic consultants under the TA and coordinate their work; and

  - based on all of the above, and in close coordination and cooperation with
    the other team members, prepare comprehensive TA reports, as outlined in
    the reporting requirements of the TA paper. Ensure that all the
elements of
    the scope (as outlined in the TA paper and in this appendix) are fulfilled
    by the Team.


2. Financial Analyst (4 person-months).

This expert will have significant experience in the following areas: (i)
diagnostic operational and financial assessments of financial and
real-sector enterprises in transition economies; (ii) formulating
wide-ranging enterprise-restructuring options; and (iii) general banking and
broader financial sector issues and environments in the region, particularly
in the central Asian region. This expert will

  - undertake primary responsibility for an in-depth quantitative and
    qualitative analysis of the operational and financial health of the
    enterprise sector;

  - coordinate with, and provide effective support to, the team leader in all
    relevant aspects of the latter's terms of reference;

  - prepare, in close coordination with the team leader, the following: (a)
    criteria for quick and rapid assessment of the enterprise sector for
    shortlisting target enterprises; (b) evaluation criteria, parameters and
    benchmarks on which to further assess the targeted enterprises; (c)
    assessments of the targeted enterprises; (d) grouping of enterprises into
    separate identifiable categories for follow-up analysis; (e)
formulation of
    enterprise reform and restructuring options; (f) feasibility analysis of
    implementation of such options, based on a review of the operational,
    policy, legal, and regulatory environments (in real and financial sectors)
    under which the restructuring modalities will be implemented;

  - based on the above, provide inputs for the preparation of (a) the
    project/logical framework; (b) policy matrix; and (c) any inputs that the
    poverty-social impact expert may need in terms of data, advice or
    assessments;

  - draft detailed TORs for the domestic consultants in this area and
    supervise their work; and

  - prepare relevant reports that will form the basis of the overall TA
reports.


3. Accounting/Auditing Expert (1.5 person-months).

This Expert, with significant experience in accounting reform issues
preferably in transition environments, will

  - evaluate existing accounting and auditing framework, particularly the
    feasibility of introducing International Accounting Standards (IAS) in a
    broad-based manner in all enterprises, including the large JSCs;

  - draft the operational and implementation guidelines for the proposed
    National Accounting Standards Board (NASB); (ii) formulate relevant
policy,
    institutional and legal measures for the proposed CGERP II, including an
    evaluation of the need for separate laws on accounting and professional
    accounting associations;

  - formulate measures to streamline the licensing process for accountants
    and auditors, and professional accounting associations;

  - draft detailed TORs for the domestic consultants in this area and manage
    their work; and

  - provide inputs to the preparation of the logical framework and policy
    matrix; and prepare relevant reports that would form the basis of the
    overall TA reports.


4. Poverty-Social Impact Expert (1 person-month).

This expert will have significant experience in assessing the social impact
of enterprise restructuring initiatives in transitional and emerging economy
environments. The expert will pay particular attention to gender dimensions
in all of the following tasks:

  - prepare a broad assessment of the social safety net provisions that exist
    to deal with adverse consequences of enterprise restructuring;

  - assess the unemployment impact of the policies adopted and the remedial
    measures undertaken as part of CGERP, and gauge the measures proposed
under
    the TA against the impact of the earlier program; propose remedial
measures
    for the likely impact of the policy directives under the proposed program;

  - in close collaboration with the enterprise restructuring expert and
    financial analyst, assess the potential disadvantages and adverse
    consequences of restructuring the shortlisted enterprises; in addition,
    estimate the magnitude of costs in terms of retrenchments, unemployment
    compensation, etc;

  - formulate remedial measures, including short-, medium- and long-term
    solutions, that can be implemented to mitigate the adverse impact of
    restructuring;

  - draft detailed TORs for the domestic consultants in this area and manage
    their work; and

  - provide inputs to the preparation of the logical framework and policy
    matrix, and prepare relevant reports that would form the basis of the
    overall TA reports.


5. Domestic Consultants (this applies only to nationals of Kyrgyzstan).  It
is proposed that 25 person-months of domestic consulting inputs be procured
under the TA, in the following manner: (i) enterprise restructuring (15
person-months), (ii) legal/regulatory component (4 person-months), (iii)
accounting-auditing reforms (3 person-months), and (iv) poverty-social
impact (3 person-months). The TORs of the domestic consultants will mirror
those of the international consultants, and will be prepared by the latter.

JOB- Central Asia Correspondent, Keston Institute

Posted by: Keston Institute <keston.institute(a)keston.org>
Posted: 8 Jan 2001


Keston Institute, the leading research and information centre on religion in
communist and postcommunist countries, intends to recruit a staff member to
monitor religious liberty in former Soviet Central Asia.

Keston has a particular concern for religious liberty, and works on behalf
of believers of all faiths and denominations. The Keston News Service,
distributed by e-mail, carries up-to-date reports on the subject from our
network of correspondents. Our news service is supplemented by Religion,
State and Society, Keston's academic journal and the leading scholarly
publication in the English language dealing with religious life in the
former Soviet bloc.

In the last few years the religious climate in several Central Asian
republics has become increasingly repressive, and Keston has responded with
a successful application for funding for three years to appoint a full-time
correspondent in Central Asia, along the lines of our well-established
presence in Moscow.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate:
  - fluency in Russian
  - an active interest in relations between religions, state and society in
    the region
  - a commitment to freedom of conscience
  - sympathy with the Christian ethos of Keston Institute
  - resourcefulness and adaptability in unpredictable circumstances
  - journalistic writing and editing skills
  - interpersonal skills

He or she will also ideally have at least a working knowledge of one or more
of the Central Asian languages.

The new correspondent will develop a network of local contacts, investigate
specific attacks on religious freedom, develop a nuanced, in-depth
understanding of the forces both opposing and defending religious freedom,
and share these insights with Keston News Service readers around the world.
He or she will also be available for special briefings of government and
religious leaders, secular journalists and human-rights activists.

There are no application forms. Please send a full curriculum vitae and a
piece of your original writing on any subject of around 750 words to Dr
Philip Walters at Keston Institute to reach us by Tuesday 6 February 2001.

We intend to interview candidates at Keston Institute in Oxford during March
2001. The successful candidate will start work full-time from the beginning
of May 2001, but we hope that he or she will be able to start work with us
as soon as possible on a part-time basis.

Salary GBP 17,460. Reasonable accommodation expenses will be paid in
addition to this.

Keston Institute, 4 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SH, UK
E-mail: keston.institute(a)keston.org

JOB- Volunteer Country Specialist for Central Asia, Amnesty International

Posted by: Amnesty International <umoroz(a)aiusa.org>
Posted: 5 Jan 2001


Eurasia Specialist wanted!

Amnesty International USA is recruiting a volunteer Country Specialist to
oversee AIUSA's activities and cases on Central Asia.  Candidates should
have experience as a human rights activist and have some knowledge of the
country.  Responsibilities may include: supporting AIUSA chapters working on
human rights issues in Central Asia; initiating and coordinating human
rights actions; serving as an expert and strategist on the country in
collaboration with AIUSA staff and other volunteers; keeping abreast of
current events and human rights issues; responding to and initiating media
coverage on behalf of AIUSA; and serving as a liaison between AIUSA and AI's
research team in London.  The Country Specialist would work closely with
other members of the Eurasia Coordination Group and AI staff.  The position
is unpaid (but direct expenses are reimbursable), and requires approximately
5-10 hours per week. Candidates should be pro-active, committed, flexible,
have a sense of humor, live in the US, be able to take on a two-year
position, and not be a citizen or native of the country on which s/he is
working.

For further information, please contact Kathryn Shakespeare at
cgintern(a)aiusa.org.

JOB- IOM Humanitarian Affairs Officer in Tajikistan

Posted by: Ramesh Rajasingham <rajasingham(a)un.org>
Posted: 4 Jan 2001


Your applications are invited for the a/m vacancy which needs to be filled
as rapidly as possible. Although we have already advertised this post, the
fact that a working knowledge of Russian (and/or Tajik) is highly desirable
leads us to cast our net a little wider to include external candidates. Time
is money, however, and we need all applications, with electronic copies of
your P.-11sto reach this office by Thursday, 18 January 2001. Address:
makarova(a)un.org cc johanssonme(a)un.org, wielechowski(a)un.org.

The successful applicant will also be required to monitor developments in
the region and to support contingency planning activities.

The TOR is appended below (the blank P-11 form should be requested
additionally).


TERMS OF REFERENCE

Humanitarian Affairs Officer and Chief of Unit (L-4)
OCHA Field Coordination Unit (FCU), Tajikistan

The FCU in Tajikistan consist of two international staff supported by
national programme and administrative support staff.  The Chief of the OCHA
FCU reports directly to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian
Coordinator (RC/HC) Tajikistan.  The primary duties of the Chief of the FCU
include:

1. Maintaining the general functioning and output of the FCU, including
    administration, personnel, operations and logistics;

2. Supporting the RC/HC in his duties of coordinating international
    humanitarian and transitional assistance in Tajikistan and ensuring that
    inter-agency/organization, NGO, bilateral donor, government, and sectoral
    coordination mechanisms are set-up and functioning well;

3. Ensuring liaison with non-humanitarian actors such as the successor of
    UNMOT and Bretton Woods Institutions;

4. Organizing and leading where appropriate inter-agency needs assessments;

5. Supporting the development of short and medium-term strategy, policy,
    planning and priorities, especially on needs analysis, targeting and
    monitoring; this includes coordinating the Consolidated Appeals Process
    (CAP), mid-term reviews and other humanitarian strategy documents or
    appeals;

6. Facilitating inter-agency contingency planning for Tajikistan and
    maintaining a watching brief on humanitarian risks and developments in
    other Central Asian countries, and seeking to ensure that the various
    contingency plans are consistent and well-coordinated;

7. Coordinating external relations actions with the donor community and
    media, by providing information, advocacy in the field of humanitarian
    activities, coordinating plans and resource mobilization efforts, and
    developing a fund-raising strategy;

8. Assisting in all matters related to natural disasters, in close
    consultation with DRB and ISDR, OCHA-Geneva.


Qualifications:
  - Advanced university degree (M.A. or equivalent) in international affairs,
    communications, political science or related field.
  - 8-10 years of relevant professional experience in the field of
    international humanitarian affairs. At least two years of that experience
    should be in the field involved with information and inter-agency
    coordination in complex emergencies.
  - Solid inter-personal and communications skills.
  - Excellent writing skills in English; knowledge of Russian and/or Tajik an
    advantage.

JOBS- RFE/RL Prague, Analysts and Marketing Director

Posted by: RFE/RL <jobs(a)rferl.org>
Posted: 20 Dec 2000


JOBS- RFE/RL Prague, Analysts and Marketing Director

Positions:
  - Regional Analyst, Central Asian Affairs
  - Regional Analyst, Russian Affairs
  - Regional Marketing Director

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Contact Information

WASHINGTON D.C.
Fax: (202) 457-6974
Email: jobsDC(a)rferl.org
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Human Resources Department
1201 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Fax: 420 2 2112 3420
Email: jobs(a)rferl.org
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Human Resources Department
Vinohradska 1
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

1)

REGIONAL ANALYST, CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS

RFE/RL is currently seeking to fill the position of Regional Analyst,
Central Asian Affairs to be based in Prague, Czech Republic. He/she is
responsible for researching, writing and editing for RFE/RL Newsline and
other electronic publications, specializing in Central Asian news analysis.
He/she will also be required to write periodically on developments in the
North and South Caucasus.

Qualifications:

A university degree in Central Asian history, politics, economics, or a
related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience in one
of these disciplines

Strong academic background with minimum of 5 years professional analytical
writing experience, specializing in Central Asian affairs

Native-level written and spoken English

Excellent reading knowledge of, and demonstrable ability to translate from,
Russian and at least one Central Asian language

Broad knowledge of political, economic and social structures of Central
Asia, as well as familiarity with the Caucasus, and international affairs

Proven ability to write swiftly, clearly and concisely under pressure, and
to tight deadlines

Demonstrated strong commitment to journalistic integrity and objectivity

Computer literate and familiar with the Internet

Ability to function effectively within small team, and with people from
widely different cultural backgrounds

Excellent salary and benefits offered including relocation, housing, and
comprehensive health insurance.

To apply:
Please provide detailed CV, with cover letter outlining qualifications and
salary requirements to:

Deadline for submissions: 29 December

E-mail: jobs(a)rferl.org
Fax: +420-2-2112-3420
Post: Human Resources Recruitment
RFE/RL, Inc.
Vinohradska 1
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

No telephone calls please.
RFE/RL is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce
diversity.

2)

REGIONAL ANALYST, RUSSIAN AFFAIRS

RFE/RL is currently seeking to fill the position of Regional Analyst,
Russian Affairs to be based in Prague, Czech Republic. He/she is responsible
for researching, writing and editing for RFE/RL Newsline and other
electronic publications, specializing in Russian news analysis.

Qualifications:

A university degree in Russian history, politics, economics, or a related
field, or equivalent combination of training and experience in one of these
disciplines

Strong academic background with minimum of 5 years professional analytical
writing experience, specializing in Russian affairs

Native-level written and spoken English

Excellent reading knowledge of, and demonstrable ability to translate from,
Russian

Broad knowledge of Russian political, economic and social structures, and of
other RFE/RL broadcast regions, as well as strong general knowledge of
international affairs

Proven ability to write swiftly, clearly and concisely under pressure, and
to tight deadlines

Demonstrated strong commitment to journalistic integrity and objectivity

Computer literate and familiar with the Internet

Ability to function effectively within small team, and with people from
widely different cultural backgrounds

Excellent salary and benefits offered including relocation, housing, and
comprehensive health insurance.

To apply:

Please provide detailed CV, with cover letter outlining qualifications and
salary requirements to:

Deadline for submissions: 29 December

E-mail: jobs(a)rferl.org
Fax: +420-2-2112-3420
Post: Human Resources Recruitment
RFE/RL, Inc.
Vinohradska 1
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

No telephone calls please.

RFE/RL is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity.

3)

REGIONAL MARKETING DIRECTOR

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty broadcasts in 26 languages in Central and
Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East. We are
currently seeking to fill the position of Regional Marketing Executive to be
based in Prague, Czech Republic.

Position Summary:

The Regional Marketing Executive is responsible for executing plans in order
to improve coverage, times and frequencies for program delivery. He/she
participates directly in all activities involving the marketing of RFE/RL
and the development of affiliate relations and agreements for the
rebroadcasting of RFE/RL's programs.

Qualifications:

A university degree in advertising, marketing or related field, or
equivalent combination of training and experience in one of these disciplines

Minimum of six years' of professional experience in marketing, advertising,
membership services, public relations, market research, journalism or radio
management, preferably in one of RFE/RL's broadcast regions

Strong writing and other communication skills, both in English and Russian

Knowledge of political, economic and social structures of RFE/RL's broadcast
area and international affairs

Ability to work independently in a field position

Previous experience in negotiating and/or buying media helpful

Ability to function effectively with people from widely different cultural
backgrounds

Significant knowledge of the workings of commercial and public radio stations

Excellent salary and benefits offered including relocation, housing,
comprehensive health insurance.

To apply:

Please provide detailed CV, with cover letter outlining qualifications and
salary requirements to:

Deadline for submissions: 22 December

E-mail: jobs(a)rferl.org
Fax: +420-2-2112-3420
Post: Human Resources Recruitment
RFE/RL, Inc.
Vinohradska 1
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

No telephone calls please.  RFE/RL is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to workforce diversity.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Eurasia Group

Posted by: Arrun Kapoor <kapoor(a)eurasiagroup.net>
Posted: 16 Dec 2000


JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Eurasia Group

Eurasia Group is the preeminent organization for promoting understanding
and economic development opportunities in the Eurasia region.  We
accomplish this through providing political access, research and
intelligence to institutions with an interest in the region, and fostering
access and providing advice for political and economic leaders in Eurasia.

Eurasia group is currently expanding and seeking candidates for several
positions including:

1. Research and Consulting Director

The Director of Research and Consulting will be responsible for the
day-to-day operations and management of Eurasia Group's business-wide
practice serving a variety of corporate clients on projects related to the
Eurasia region, as well as a range of research publications.  These
projects range from political risk and sectoral analyses to direct
investment services.

Qualifications:  The Director of Research and Consulting should have 5-10
years directly related experience in research, policy analysis and/or
consulting, focusing on the Eurasia region, plus an advanced degree in
economics or business.  S/he must also have a solid grasp of regional
affairs, particularly the Caspian Basin, Russia and Turkey and Iran, and
familiarity with major sectors, such as oil & gas and telecommunications.
Experience with political risk analysis, economic analysis, regional
research resources, and proposal writing are essential.  Public speaking,
marketing, and the ability to speak at least one regional language are
highly desirable. The Director will deal directly with clients, make
presentations, edit publications, and manage a staff of research
associates.

Please fax CV and cover letter by January 15 to 212.366.9699 or email
info(a)eurasiagroup.net.

2. Managing Director/COO

The Managing Director/COO of Eurasia Group is responsible for leading
day-to-day operations of a dynamic and growing 15-person multinational
consulting organization with an annual budget of $2m.

The Managing Director will be primarily responsible for building an
efficient organizational and management structure within Eurasia Group. To
this end, s/he will supervise three primary components of the
organization-research and consulting, direct investment services, and
programming; assessing performance, leveraging available resources and
finding new areas for growth.  Additionally, the Director will manage a
wide range of relationships, both within the organization as well as with
senior executives, policymakers, political and economic leaders from the
region.

The Managing Director will lead all relevant management activities,
including strategic and financial planning, organizational development,
networking and client relations.  The successful candidate should be
ambitious, a high achiever, and extremely practical.

Requirements:
 - 7+ years experience in management, preferably with direct international
   relations experience
 - Eurasia-related expertise and contacts
 - Advanced degree in law, business, international affairs, political
   science, policy analysis, or economics
 - Superb written and oral presentation skills
 - Excellent grasp of current events
 - Sense of vision and enthusiasm about organization, and ability to
   communicate same
 - Fluency in at least one language of the region preferable

Please fax CV and cover letter by January 15 to 212.366.9699 or email
info(a)eurasiagroup.net.

3. Marketing, Public Relations, and Sales Associate

The Associate will be responsible for marketing and selling company
publications and conferences with regional leaders to Fortune 1000
companies, members of international media groups, and the U.S. policy
making community.  They will also be responsible for basic bookkeeping
responsibilities.

Requirements include: an undergraduate degree and 2 years office
experience or prior experience in related fields.  Knowledge of issues
relating to Eurasia (the former Soviet Union, Balkans, Iran and Turkey) is
a plus.  Familiarity of accounting and/or relevant software packages (e.g.
QuickBooks) is also preferred.

Please fax CV and cover letter by January 15 to 212.366.9699 or email
info(a)eurasiagroup.net.

Arrun Kapoor
Director, Programming
Eurasia Group

JOB- Independent Television Project, Country Director, Internews, Dushanbe

Posted by: Kay Elewski <kay(a)internews.org>
Posted: 16 Dec 2000


JOB- Independent Television Project, Country Director, Internews, Dushanbe

Internews Network (www.internews.org) is seeking to fill the following NIS
position:

Independent Television Project, Country Director
Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Internews seeks Country Director to manage Dushanbe office, ensuring
grants received to help independent TV in Tajikistan are properly executed
and reported.

Responsibilities include:

 - Develop and foster connections with local independent television
 - Assist independent TV stations with news production and programming
 - Coordinate trainings in station management, news production, editing
 - Liaise with funder's representatives
 - Strategize activities to support independent media
 - Assist with proposal and budget development

Requirements include:

 - Journalism experience and/or nonprofit grant management experience
 - Working knowledge of Russian and/or Uzbek
 - Previous overseas work experience

Please respond to
injobs(a)internews.org with resume and cover letter
Recruitment closes 15 January 01

Kay Elewski
Human Resources Admin./Internews

JOB- OSCE Economics/Environmental Officer, Tashkent

Posted by: Leslie Smith <LSmith(a)wdc.PAECHL.COM>
Posted: 6 Dec 2000


JOB- OSCE Economics/Environmental Officer, Tashkent

IMMEDIATE OPENING

Post Title: ECONOMICS/ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER
        OSCE LIAISON OFFICE IN CENTRAL ASIA
Number of Positions: 1

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the general direction and supervision of the Head of the OSCE Liaison
Office in Central Asia, and in consultation with the Coordinator of OSCE
Economic and Environmental Activities (Co/EEA) the incumbent will be
responsible for the management of the economics and environmental work of
the Office.  Specifically, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. Provide advice on economic and environmental matters to the Head of the
    Office
2. Assist in developing, coordinating and implementing economic and
    environmental initiatives
3. Prepare reports on economic and environmental issues to foster discussion
    within the OSCE of such problems, their causes and potential consequences
4. Facilitate contacts and promote information exchange on these issues with
    local authorities, universities, research institutions, and NGOs
5. Assist in coordination with the CoEEA in arranging OSCE regional events,
    inter alia, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations,
    as well as other events with OSCE participation.
6. Raise awareness of the need for environmental development
7. Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications:
  - Advanced university degree and at least six years of professional
    experience including at least three years in the field of economics and/or
    environmental development and protection.
  - Experience in working in Central Asia and/or knowledge of the region is
    desirable
  - Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with the
    local population as well as the ability to work with government officials
    and institutions
  - Fluency in written or spoken English and good knowledge of Russian or
    Uzbek language are essential
  - U.S. Citizenship Required.
  - Ability to work independently
  - To analyze, and draft clearly and effectively in English
  - Flexibility and adaptability to difficult working conditions
  - Compatibility, sensitivity and judgment

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For application
instructions, please contact Leslie Smith at 703-243-6464, x143.

JOB- Visiting Professorship 2001-2002, Univ. of Alberta, FSU/E. Europe

Posted by: David Marples <david_marples(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 3 Dec 2000


JOB- Visiting Professorship 2001-2002, Univ. of Alberta, FSU/E. Europe

STUART RAMSAY TOMPKINS VISITING PROFESSORSHIP


UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, EDMONTON, CANADA

Applications are invited for the position of Stuart Ramsay Tompkins Visiting
Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This is a
9 month appointment (15 August to 15 May) to be held jointly in the
Departments of History and Classics, and Modern Languages and Cultural
Studies (MLCS, home department for the appointee). The successful candidate
will teach a total of four courses during the year, two for each department,
and give a number of public lectures throughout the year.

The successful candidate should hold a doctorate or a candidate's degree in
Russian/East European history. Preference will be given to scholars in early
or mid-career. The candidate should be prepared to teach courses in a wide
range of Russian history, politics and culture with an emphasis on the
contemporary period. Scholars who are qualified to also teach the history,
politics and cultures of the former member states of the USSR and other
countries in Eastern Europe are encouraged to apply.

Since all teaching and communication will be in English, it is imperative
that candidates possess near native fluency in spoken and written English.
This is a precondition to employment.

Return air fare will be covered by the Stuart Ramsay Tompkins endowment.
Compensation is $40,000 Cdn plus benefits.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a letter of application, a
complete CV, and sample publications. They should include the names and
contact coordinates of three individuals qualified to act as referees.
E-mail submissions are accepted.

Applications should be submitted to:

Tompkins Professorship Committee
Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
University of Alberta
Arts 200
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E6

E-mail inquiries can be addressed to the MLCS Departmental Secretary,
Dolores Wohland at dolores.wohland(a)ualberta.ca. Telephone: (780) 492-1997
Fax: (780) 492-9106.

Closing date for this competition is January 31, 2001.
e addressed to the MLCS Departmental Secretary,
Dolores Wohland at dolores.wohland(a)ualberta.ca. Telephone: (780) 492-1997
Fax: (780) 492-9106.

Closing date for this competition is January 31, 2001.

JOB- Program Officer, The Aga Khan Foundation USA, Washington, DC

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 2 Dec 2000


JOB- Program Officer, The Aga Khan Foundation USA, Washington, DC

The Aga Khan Foundation USA, a social development non-profit foundation
seeks a Program Officer for providing grants management and technical
backstopping of child survival project activities in Gorno-Badakhshan
Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), Tajikistan.

Responsibilities: facilitate day-to-day program planning and administration,
including donor reporting, monitoring and evaluation, and documentation and
dissemination of program activities.

Requirements: masters degree in health/social sciences/international
development; 5+ years' experience in managing maternal/child health
programs; familiarity with USAID Child Survival program requirements;
overseas experience strongly preferred; involves occasional travel to the
field.

Send resume, cover letter with salary requirements and professional
references to:

ATTN: "CS Program Officer Search"
Aga Khan Foundation USA
1901 L Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

No phone calls, please. Applications accepted until position is filled.

[Forwarded from: NISJOBS]

JOB- Kazakhstan Inst. of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research, Almaty

Posted by: KIMEP <aset(a)kimep.kz>
Posted: 24 Nov 2000


JOB- Kazakhstan Inst. of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research, Almaty

Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research,
Almaty, Kazakhstan
POSITION: Faculty member, Business Administration Department

INSTITUTION: Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic
Research (KIMEP)
EFFECTIVE: January 2, 2001

DURATION: one (1) year, renewable

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates for this position shall possess a
Ph.D. or Master's degree in Accounting from a recognized institution of
higher learning.  Candidates with a professional designation will also be
considered.  Preference will be given to candidates with research and
teaching experience at higher academic institutions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  - Teaching courses in Financial Accounting at introductory and intermediate
    levels;
  - Coordination of the accounting courses at undergraduate level;
  - Administrative duties.

DEADLINE: December 16, 2000

Please, submit CVs and three (3) recommendation letters to:

Dr. Rahman, Vice-President of KIMEP on Academic Affairs
E-mail: rahman(a)kimep.kz
Telephone: 7 (3272) 642-378
Fax: 7 (3272) 643-720

JOB- Old Indo-Iranian Position, UCLA

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)csen.org>
Posted: 22 Nov 2000


JOB- Old Indo-Iranian Position, UCLA

University of California, Los Angeles

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, the Department of
East Asian Languages and Cultures, and the Program in Indo-European Studies
at UCLA announce an open-rank search to fill a position in Old Indo-Iranian
language/linguistics and culture, starting July 1, 2001. The successful
candidate will also be considered for an appointment to the newly endowed
Musa Sabi Chair in Iranian Studies. Candidates should have substantial
training in Indo-European linguistics. Teaching responsibilities will
include courses in both Old and Middle Iranian (Avestan, Old Persian,
Introduction to Middle Iranian) and in Classical and Vedic Sanskrit. In
addition, the appointee should be able to teach undergraduate courses on
topics of broad interest in Indic and Iranian religion, literature and
culture, as well as graduate-level courses in Indo-European linguistics.
Applicants should send a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, samples
of scholarly research, and at least three letters of recommendation to:

Prof. Brent Vine
Chair, Indo-Iranian Search Committee
Department of Classics / Program in Indo-European Studies, UCLA
100 Dodd Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1417

Applications and supporting materials should be received by January 15,
2001. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. (Inquiries
may be addressed to Brent Vine at vine(a)humnet.ucla.edu.)

UCLA is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members
of underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.


Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball
Executive Director
Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads

577 San Clement St.
Ventura, CA 93001 USA
Tele and FAX: 510 653-2607

1607 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 USA
Tel.: +510-549-3708
Fax: +510-849-3137
WEBSITE: http://csen.org

JOBS- Experts and Consultants with Central Asia Experience

Posted by: Mak Khan <m.khan(a)mei.unimelb.edu.au>
Posted: 14 Nov 2000


JOBS- Experts and Consultants with Central Asia Experience

Dear Madam/Sir:

I write from the Hawthorn Consulting Group (Melbourne Enterprises), the
international development consulting arm of the University of Melbourne,
Australia.

We are in the process of submitting a number of proposals for projects in
the Central Asian region funded by International Development agencies (World
Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP).

We have immediate need for the following international consultants for a
Flood Control Project in Tajikistan:

1. Team Leader/Flood Management Specialist - 5.5
2. Hydro meteorologist - 2.0
3. Flood Forecasting and Warring Specialist - 1.5
4. Hydraulic Structures Design Engineer - 1.5
5. Disaster Management Specialist - 0.7
6. Hydromet Database Management Specialist - 2.5

We also need expression of interest from consultants in the area of Economic
Management, Corporate Governance and Social Sector for projects in
Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan and Kazakstan.

We would be grateful if you could kindly guide us how we may advertise these
position in your website.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Yours sincerely,

Mak Khan
Regional Manager, MEI
University of Melbourne
442 Auburn Road, Hawthorn 3122
Melbourne, Australia

Tel: 61-3-9810 3216
Fax: 61-3-9810 3100

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

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <JSchoeberlein(a)crisisweb.org>
Posted: 7 Nov 2000


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 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.  Candidates must have work
experience in policy analysis in an international setting.

2) You must be fluent in Russian and have at least a strong working knowledge
of English.  Candidates with a strong knowledge of Uzbek, Tajik and/or Kyrgyz
are strongly preferred.  We are seeking in particular candidates with a
knowledge of Tajik and the situation in Tajikistan.

3) You must be interested and available to take a research position for a
period of no less than 3 months (ideally 6 to 12 months) 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.

The assignment is for the recently established Central Asia Project of 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, through 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/.  The first products of the Central Asia Project
are 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>.  The two
research positions currently being advertised are to be filled as soon as
possible.  To ensure consideration, please submit your application as soon
as possible.

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/

JOBS- Technical Specialists, Europe and Eurasia, ACDI/VOCA

Posted by: A. Maher <amaher(a)acdivoca.org>
Posted: 6 Nov 2000


ACDI/VOCA is seeking technical specialists for long and short term
assignments throughout the Europe and Eurasia region.  Applicants should
have regional experience (particularly in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia,
Russia, Ukraine) and speak Russian or other language of former soviet
republic.  USAID project management skills a must.  One of more of the
following technical areas are required for successful applicants:
  - Management Information Systems
  - Health Management and Cost Recovery Systems
  - Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
  - Construction/Civil engineering
  - Natural Resources Management and Irrigation
  - Agricultural and Agri-business Industry

Please submit CVs to amaher(a)acdivoca.org. Only finalists contacted.

JOB- ACTR/ACCELS Bishkek, Country Directory

Posted by: ACTR/ACCELS <resumes(a)actr.org>
Posted: 4 Nov 2000


Country Director: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Position Description Summary:

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

Qualifications:

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

Anticipated Appointment Date: December 2000

How to Apply:

To apply for a specific position or to have your resume added to our
application pool, send a resume and cover letter, stating desired location,
job title, nature of work sought, and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
American Councils for International Education:
ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Suite 700
Washington DC 20036
Fax: 202-872-9178 or 202-833-7523
email: resumes(a)actr.org

Receipt of resumes is acknowledged by post card.

No Telephone Calls, Please.

[Forwarded from: nisjobs]

JOB- Tajik Linguist for Tajik-English Dictionary Project

Posted by: Language Research Center <lrc(a)mcneiltech.com>
Posted: 3 Nov 2000


The Language Research Center is seeking a Tajik Linguist to help develop a
corpus-based Tajik-English dictionary.  The ideal candidate will have native
skills in Tajik, a degree in linguistics or literature, and fluency in
English.   Must be eligible to work in the United States.  Low-level security
clearance required.

Send resume to:

McNeil Technologies, Inc./LRC
6525 Belcrest Road, #550
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Fax 301-864-8956
lrc(a)mcneiltech.com

M/F/V/D-EOE.

JOB- Public Policy Research Center, KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Posted by: KIMEP <aset(a)kimep.kz>
Posted: 24 Oct 2000


Position: Research Fellow
Institution: Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic
   Research (KIMEP)
Reports to: Director of the Public Policy Research Center at KIMEP

The Center for Policy Research at Kazakhstan Institute of Management,
Economics, and Strategic Research (KIMEP) is looking for two Research
Fellows.  The KIMEP Public Policy Research Center was established in
September 1998 as KIMEP's think tank aimed at stimulating research,
contributing to the disciplinary knowledge, and building capacity within the
local faculty and student body.

The Research Center strives to identify and concentrate on critical issues
pertaining to the region. It collects, evaluates, generates and distributes
research materials with assistance of the three KIMEP academic departments
in business, economics and public administration, as well as Bachelor of
Social Sciences Program.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates for the position of Research
Fellowsshall possess a Ph.D. degree in economics or finance from an
accredited institution in the United States or Europe, and have a strong
background in research. English language proficiency is required.  Russian
language ability and experience working in the countries of Central Asia are
desirable but not required.

SALARY: $35,000 per year.

FOCUS OF THE RESEARCH: The position is open for all specialists, however,
preference shall be placed on economy of Kazakhstan and/or taxation system
in Kazakhstan, financial sector of Kazakhstan.

Deadline: Position is open-until-find, however, we would appreciate
   reception of CVs by November 15, 2000.
Contact Dr. Hoodashtian at hoodash(a)kimep.kimep.kz

Dr. Hoodashtian
Director of the Public Policy Research Center
KIMEP Public Policy Research Center
Off.# 224, 4 Abai Ave.
Almaty, 480100, Kazakhstan
Tel.: 7(3272)645607, 646717
Fax: 7(3272)643720
E-mail: hoodash(a)kimep.kimep.kz

JOB- FEWER Eurasia Coordination Officer

Posted by: Anthony Baird <anthony_baird(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 26 Sep 2000


Eurasia Coordination Officer - Forum on Early Warning and Early Response
(FEWER)

FEWER is an independent global network committed to peacebuilding by
providing co-ordinated responses to violent conflict.  The Secretariat in
London is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated Eurasia Co-ordination Officer
to work with early warning networks in the Eurasia region.

For details and application form, see www.fewer.org or send s.a.e. to
Natasha Jolob, FEWER, Old Truman Brewery, 91-95 Brick Lane, London E1 6QAN,
or email: njolob(a)fewer.org.

Closing date: Oct 1, 2000.

[Forwarded from: NISJOBS]

JOB- Country Director, ISAR-Azerbaijan

Posted by: Michelle Kinman <michelle(a)isar.org>
Posted: 22 Sep 2000


ISAR-Azerbaijan
Job Opening: Country Director

ISAR: Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia, is seeking a
Country Director for its Azerbaijan program, based in Baku.  The Country
Director will oversee and coordinate the programmatic, administrative and
financial aspects of the ISAR-Azerbaijan office including organizational
development and representation of ISAR to the donor and international
community.

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

ISAR-Azerbaijan's main programs include:
  - NGO Management Training
  - Grants
  - Information & Outreach Services
  - Sustainable Consulting for local NGOs

Programming is carried out in Baku and 6 regions of Azerbaijan.  The
ISAR-Azerbaijan office also works with the ISAR-Almaty, ISAR-Moscow and
ISAR-DC offices to oversee ISAR Caspian Program activity in Azerbaijan.

Responsibilities include:
  - Oversee and coordinate programming.
  - Work closely with staff and local NGO community to develop and implement
    ISAR's organizational strategy in Azerbaijan.
  - Work closely with the deputy director and financial manager to oversee
    the financial and administrative aspects of the organization.
  - Prepare all organizational reporting for USAID, other funding
    organizations and the Washington, DC office.
  - Represent ISAR to the international, donor, business and local community
    in Azerbaijan.
  - Develop new programming ideas and pursue new funding opportunities for
    the organization, in conjunction with ISAR-DC.
  - Supervise 25 local and 2 expatriate staff members.
  - Report to ISAR-DC on a regular basis.

Required Qualifications:
  - BA in post-Soviet studies, international development or related degree.
  - At least two years relevant management experience.
  - Experience with program development and organizational growth.
  - Knowledge of and past experience in the former Soviet states.
  - Knowledge of and interest in local NGO development programming preferably
    in the former Soviet Union.
  - Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  - Native English speaker with a good command of Russian and/or Azeri.
  - Ability to represent organization professionally to the wider community
    in Azerbaijan.
  - Detail-oriented, flexible and creative.

Desired Qualifications:
  - Graduate level work in international relations/development, public policy
    or management.
  - Particular knowledge of NGO development in the former Soviet Union.
  - Experience managing a growing national staff and working in a dynamic
    organization.
  - Proven negotiation skills.

Position Starting Date: November 15, 2000

Salary Range: $35,000-$37,000 plus housing and benefits.

Please submit cover letter and resume to ISAR-DC:
Michelle Kinman
ISAR-DC
1601 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20009
Fax: (202) 667-3291
Email: michelle(a)isar.org

In Azerbaijan or the former Soviet Union submit cover letter and resume to
ISAR-Azerbaijan:
Kim Perlow
ISAR-Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan
24 Jefar Jabbarly, apt. 2
Fax: (994-12) 94-30-84
Email: kperlow(a)isar.baku.az

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! For more information on ISAR, please consult our
web-page at www.isar.org.

[Forwarded from: CIVILSOC]

JOB- Country Director, Kyrgyzstan, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Isabel Gomes <gomes(a)actr.org>
Posted: 22 Sep 2000


American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

Position Title/Program:  Country Director
Location:  Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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

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

Anticipated Appointment Date: October 2000


Employment Opportunities

To apply for a 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 requirement 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.  Human Resources department
staff will contact individuals identified as suitable for a particular
position. We retain resumes of qualified candidates for approximately nine
months and contact prospective candidates 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.

JOB- International Education Project Opportunity, Taraz, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Michael D. Parsons <mparsons(a)iupui.edu>
Posted: 16 Sep 2000


International Education Project Opportunity

Indiana University and Taraz State University (TarGU), Taraz, Kazakhstan
have been awarded a three year institutional partnership grant.  We need an
advanced graduate student who can live and work in Taraz from January to
August, 2001 as the on-site coordinator.  All expenses will be paid
(housing, travel, and a food allowance) as well as a generous stipend.  It
is possible that we will send two graduate students for the period
January-May if two highly qualified students are available. Knowledge of
Central Asia and Russian language skills are a plus but are not required.
TarGU will provide translators if needed.  US citizenship is a requirement
established by the funding agency. A brief description of the project and
the position follow.  If you are interested then please send a letter of
interest and CV to Michael D. Parsons, Room 4268, School of Education,
Indiana University, 201 North Rose Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-1006 by
October 3, 2000.  You may reach him by email at mparsons(a)iupui.edu if you
have additional questions.

TarGU

Taraz State University is a public university founded in 1998 as the result
of a merger of Zhambyl University, Zhambyl Institute of Irrigation, Land
Reclamation and Construction, and the Zhambyl Technological Institute of
Light and Food Industry.  TarGU is a comprehensive university with some
13,000 students.  With more than 1,000 professors and teaching faculty in
fifteen departments, students can earn degrees in seventy-six
specializations.  Academic departments include: teacher education, world
languages, economics and management, international economics, and a distance
education program. TarGU also has centers devoted to new information
technologies and to academic publishing.

Over the past few years, TarGU has sought to expand its international
activities.  Over fifty faculty and students have participated in
international programs such as the Bolashak program, IREX, Fulbright, and a
number of European Alliance programs.  The administration has encouraged
faculty and students to participate in these programs. Indiana University
hosted a TarGU faculty member in both 1997 and 1998. Sulushash Kerimkulova,
one of the two faculty, will co-direct the project for TarGU.  TarGU has
international partnership experience having partnered with California State
Fresno under a Eurasia Foundation grant. TarGU hosts a Peace Corp teacher in
its International Economics program while the English department is home to
the Taraz Association of Teachers of English.

Description of Proposed Activities

IU and TarGU have selected higher education administration and curriculum
reform and restructuring as the guiding theme for the partnership.  Under
this theme we will focus on higher education administration, curriculum
reform, distance education, and assessment.  Activities within these four
areas are designed to be duplicated and repeated by TarGU, as it becomes a
regional center of and resource for reform and restructuring.

The theme and areas were selected because of their importance to the
transition to a civil society and a market economy.  Kazakhstan will need a
new generation of leaders to assist with the transition.  Today's students
will be those leaders.  The reform and restructuring at TarGU is a step
towards providing that leadership.  In addition, current TarGU faculty and
administrators can become a resource to other institutions as they begin the
process of adapting to the new needs of Kazakhstan.

The administration of the project will be used to demonstrate higher
education administration issues and practices. The selection of work groups
and exchange teams will be used to model diversity in higher education
administration.  Moreover, the project includes many outreach activities
such as public lectures, workshops, case studies, school visits, and
videoconferences that will focus on the theme of higher education
administration.  In January, an advanced doctoral student (s) will move to
Taraz to spend the semester at TarGU as the on-site coordinators.  During
this time, they will work with the chief engineer and programmer in the
TarGU Computer Center, to install the new computer link and the Internet
video conferencing equipment, and will facilitate the Web-based case studies
and administrative mentoring. The NT servers, workstations, software, and
video link will be vital to exchange and to the long-range goals of the
project.  Combined with TarGU's current technology, this additional
capability will enhance TarGU's ability to provide distance education within
the country, as well as to conduct work with universities in other countries
via TarGU's Internet link.  In addition, the student and Michael A. Sim will
work with the TarGU faculty to begin the process of developing Web-based
distance education courses.  The on-site coordinator will also present a
series of outreach workshops.  Finally, he/she will coordinate a series of
videoconferences between IU and TarGU faculty and administrators.

IU and TarGU will host a workshop on Higher Education Reform:

Experiences from the Field in Taraz in May of Year I.  The two-day workshop
will present the results of the Year I experience at TarGU to other
institutions in the region and preview plans for Year II.  The papers from
the workshop will provide the materials for inaugural issues of the on-line
Taraz State University Journal of Higher Education Reform, to be published
in Kazakh, English, and Russian.  This will be a practice-based journal to
disseminate the results of the IU-TarGU partnership with other institutions
in the region, CIS states, as well as other interested administrators
worldwide.  The journal will also publish research articles that focus on
translating research into practice.  TarGU will supplement the on-line
version by making print copies available to interested academics within the
former Soviet republics. The on-site coordinator will assist with these
activities.

JOBS- Editorial Positions at Academic International Press

Posted by: Berndt von Wahlde <berndt(a)ai-press.com>
Posted: 30 Aug 2000


Academic International Press seeks qualified individuals to assume
Editorship immediately of the following publications:

The Modern Encyclopedia of East Slavic, Baltic and Eurasian
Literatures, (MEESBEL) formerly The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and
Soviet Literatures

and

Russia and Eurasia Documents Annual. Central Eurasian States. (REDA)

MEESBEL, presently consists of volumes 1-10
(Abaginskii.A.G.--Ivanov-Paimen, Vlas Sakharovich), contain more than
2,500 entries by more than 175 scholars in 2,569 pages. Its audience are
scholars, students, researchers at college, university, government,
business, and research institute libraries.

The editor's responsibility is to develop an Entry Selection
Bibliography, determine the entries for inclusion, find appropriate
contributors for those entries, edit the entries (note--careful
instructions to contributors should keep editing to a minimum) and review
page proofs. The Editor will not prepare entries except for those on
which the Editor is an expert, or short (less than one page) entries that
do not merit a signed contributor.

Ideally the Editor will have tenure, be on tenure-track, or associated
with a North American institution that can provide basic support for
research. Compensation is based on a royalty.

MEESBEL is a self-sufficient series with hundreds of subscribers world
wide. When complete, the series will total between thirty and forty
volumes.

REDA seeks to describe annually  the developments in the Central Eurasian
states (those form Soviet states except Russia and the Baltic states)
through the use of primary source documents, in English. REDA's audience
are  scholars, students, researchers at college, university, government,
business, and research institute libraries.

The editor's responsibility is to determine the most important,
representative documents, write a one-paragraph head note for each
document explaining its importance and purpose, write a short survey for
each chapter (which represents each state covered) and an introductory
survey.

Ideally the Editor will have tenure, be on tenure-track, or associated
with a North American institution that can provide basic support for
research. Compensation is based on a royalty.

REDA is a self-sufficient series with subscribers world wide. Volumes
appear each summer covering the previous year.

For details about the positions, including deadlines and compensation,
please contact Berndt von Wahlde at <berndt(a)ai-press.com>.


Berndt von Wahlde
Academic International Press
PO Box 1111
Gulf Breeze FL 32562-1111
850 934 0953 (fax) / berndt(a)ai-press.com
www.ai-press.com

[Forwarded by: Serguei Oushakine]

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Field-Based Research on Civil Society in Central Asia

Posted by: Simon Heap <s.heap(a)intrac.org>
Posted: 24 Aug 2000


INTRAC (the International NGO Training and Research Centre) will be
conducting a three year research project into Civil Society in Central Asia
with a grant from the British Government's Department for International
Development. The aim is to continue and strengthen current INTRAC efforts to
map, monitor and analyse the emergence of civil society in Central Asia over
time in order to better understand the dynamics of civil society
organisations (CSOs) in four transitional states of Central Asia (Kazakstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan).

INTRAC was set up in 1991 to provide specially designed training,
consultancy and research services to organisations involved in international
development and relief. Our goal is to improve NGO performance by exploring
NGO policy issues and by strengthening NGO management and organisational
effectiveness.

The research will seek to feed directly and continually into on-going Civil
Society development activities in the region. The approach stresses the need
for focused and relevant research exercise that would be expected to produce
useable results within a short period of time. Overall the research proposes
to do the following:
  - Continue to map, monitor and analyse the emergence of Civil Society in
    Central Asia and both its potential role and impact upon development both
    nationally and regionally;
  - Deepen INTRAC's established understanding of the dynamics of CSOs in
    transitional states;
  - Identify those factors encouraging and constraining the development of
    CSOs in Central Asia. In this respect, specific attention will be
placed on
    the role of external programming involved in fostering CSOs establishment;
  - Begin the process of developing the institutional capacity of a number of
    strategically located CSOs to undertaken policy-related research that
would
    feed into and inform policy making on critical development issues in the
    region from a CSO perspective.

INTRAC needs two sets of researchers:
  - Individual Researchers.
  - NGOs with Research Capacities and Academic Organisations.

Likely candidates are to be Central Asian nationals who are fully trained
researchers in social sciences with some policy experience, or people with
extensive NGO background and a strong analytical component to their work
experience.

To be considered, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
  - Have knowledge of civil society in one (or more) Central Asian country,
    strong analytical skills and a good publishing record.
  - Be fluent in English, Russian and local languages.
  - Be available to take a research position beginning in autumn 2000 for the
    duration of the project. Continuity of staff over this long project is
    crucial.

If you can meet all three requirements, then INTRAC would like you to send a
2 page CV and a 1 page covering letter which states your interest in the
position and indicates explicitly how you meet the criteria. The subject
line of your message should read "INTRAC Civil Society in Central Asia
Project" and it should be addressed to: Simon Heap

This job posting is being distributed on 18 August 2000. INTRAC will fill
the positions as soon as possible in two stages:
  - For Kazak and Kyrgyz applicants, applications must be received no later
    than 18 September 2000. Please note that I will be holding preliminary
    interviews and meetings from 30 August to 8 September 2000 in Almaty and
    Bishkek - state your availability during that period and I will arrange
    things. Applicants can still apply up to the 18 September deadline, but
    meeting me in person would assist the recruitment process.
  - For Tajik and Uzbek applicants, applications must be received no later
    than 18 September 2000.

Dr Simon Heap, Senior Researcher, INTRAC, PO Box 563, Oxford OX2 6RZ, UK;
fax: 01865 201852; e-mail: <s.heap(a)intrac.org>; website: <www.intrac.org>.

JOB OPPORTUNITY- Agrarian Specialists, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands Economic Inst.

Posted by: Andre Wooning <wooninga(a)NEI.NL>
Posted: 24 Aug 2000


The Netherlands Economic Institute (NEI) wishes to get in contact with
agrarian specialists (free lance) with at least 10 years of experience (of
which a substantial share in Central Asia) for a possible assignment (long
term) in Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek).

Specifically, we are looking for:
- Farm Management Specialist
- Enterprise Development Specialist
- Agricultural Marketing Specialist
- Drainage/lrrigation Engineer

CV-s should be sent to:

Andre 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: wooningA(a)nei.nl
http://www.nei.nl

JOB- Senior Assistant to Executive Director, International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Posted by: Ioanna Trilivas <ioannat(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 14 Aug 2000


Senior Assistant to the Executive Director
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Salary c. £22,000 plus excellent benefits
Based in London

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is a UK-based charity that supports
community action against AIDS in developing countries. The Alliance's
programme has grown steadily since its establishment in 1993, and its London
headquarters currently has approximately 30 staff and a direct operating
budget of over £5 million per annum.

In response to this steady growth, the Alliance is seeking candidates to
fill a new position of Senior Assistant to the Executive Director.

Key qualifications include:
  - Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, with French
    and/or Spanish as an asset
  - Analysis and attention to detail
  - Highly motivated and flexible
  - Capable of working both independently and as part of a team
  - Good understanding of information systems and technology
  - Good interpersonal skills
  - At least three year's relevant professional experience
  - A relevant university degree
  - Willingness to combine administrative and support work with tasks
    requiring more autonomy and creativity
  - Commitment to HIV and development work
  - Established right to live and work in the United Kingdom

Responsibilities will include:
  - Providing general support to the Executive Director and Deputy Director,
    including diary management, assisting with travel arrangements,
maintaining
    contacts data-base, replying to routine correspondence, and filing
  - Providing research assistance and logistics support to Executive office
    functions including environmental scanning, strategic planning, new
    programme development, monitoring & evaluation and fund-raising
  - Playing a key role in preparing reports to donors and trustees
  - Facilitating relationships with and amongst Alliance donors and trustees
    and ensuring ongoing exchange of relevant documents and information
  - Drafting minutes and monitoring follow-up of action points from key
meetings
  - In liaison with the Alliance's programme teams, co-ordinate consultant
    identification and recruitment; develop and maintain a data-base of
    potential consultants and similar external service providers

To apply, please send a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of
application explaining your experience in relation to the above criteria,
not later than 24 August 2000 to Administration Manager, International
HIV/AIDS Alliance, 2 Pentonville Road, London N1 9HF.  No phone calls
please.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews which
will be held in London on or about 8 September 2000.

E-mail: edix(a)aidsalliance.org

JOB- Programme Officer, International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Posted by: Ioanna Trilivas <ioannat(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 14 Aug 2000


Programme Officer for Central Europe and Eurasia
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Salary c. £27,000 plus excellent benefits
Based in London with approximately three months of travel per year

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is a UK-based charity that supports
community action against AIDS in developing countries. The Alliance is
seeking to recruit a highly committed and experienced individual for a newly
created post, to develop and oversee its first programme of work in Central
Europe and Eurasia.  Responsibilities will initially focus on Ukraine, where
the Alliance has recently received funding from USAID to establish a
National HIV/AIDS Information and Resource Centre and to increase community
level capacity for HIV/AIDS outreach and services especially for injection
drug users, sex workers and persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Successful candidates should have:
  - Technical expertise in HIV/AIDS prevention and care programming, policy
    analysis and advocacy, especially concerning the needs of injection drug
    users, sex workers and persons living with HIV
  - Good understanding of information systems and technology
  - Strong team management and budget management experience
  - Ability to co-ordinate training and give support to local NGOs
  - Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Russian
  - Diplomatic skills and ability to be equally comfortable and effective
    with marginalised people living with AIDS and senior government officials
  - At least five year's relevant professional experience
  - A Masters Degree in Public Health or similar relevant academic
qualification

Responsibilities will include:
  - Assessing HIV/AIDS related needs and priorities in the region and
    identifying key opportunities for the Alliance to make a positive
contribution
  - Developing strategies, workplans and budgets for country programmes, with
    an initial focus on Ukraine
  - Establishing and developing relations with key local partners
  - Recruiting, supervising and supporting a small Alliance staff team to be
    based in Kiev
  - Managing provision of technical and financial support to partners and
    monitoring programme implementation
  - Developing and maintaining relationships with appropriate government
    officials, key donors and other stakeholders, including USAID
  - Contributing to the overall technical and organisational strengthening of
    the Alliance's London secretariat team

To apply, please send a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of
application explaining your experience in relation to the above criteria,
not later than 24 August 2000 to Administration Manager, International
HIV/AIDS Alliance, 2 Pentonville Road, London N1 9HF.  No phone calls
please.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for first-round
interviews which will be held in London on or about 31 August 2000.

E-mail: edix(a)aidsalliance.org

JOB- Program Officer, NGO Support Programme in Central Asia, Novib

Posted by: Valerie Antsiferova <valerie(a)novib.uz>
Posted: 11 Aug 2000


JOB- Program Officer, NGO Support Programme in Central Asia, Novib

Programme Development Office funded by Novib
is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of
PROGRAMME OFFICER
For its NGO Capacity Building (Support) Programme

The aim of the NGO support programme is to build the capacity of NGOs to
work effectively with their constituencies and stakeholders. We believe in
the importance of NGOs and other civil society players and thus work with
them to champion the rights of the poor and disadvantaged to have their
views included in the decision-making processes at all levels.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  - To become fully familiar with the mission, principles and values,
    according to which the PDO works.
  - Ensure that the capacity building and support provided by the PDO is
    needs based, effective and timely.
  - To assess the aims and effectiveness (or potential effectiveness) of
    local organizations in responding to priority needs of the poor and
    disadvantaged, working in close collaboration with the Chief Executive and
    Programme Officer.
  - Collaborate closely with the current PO, responsible for the NGO Support
    Programme, and the CE to develop locally appropriate approaches and
    methodologies for capacity building, and to ensure the NGO Support
    Programme effectively addresses the needs of NGOs in organizational and
    institutional development.
  - To help the PDO and its clients/partners to learn from the work, by
    documenting the development and progress of work, or encouraging project
    partners to do so.
  - Work as a flexible member of the team, sharing tasks with the current
    Programme Officer, as well as with other staff members when necessary.

Requirements:
  - Knowledge and understanding of general trends in the development of NGOs
    in Central Asia and capacity building needs of NGOs.
  - Previous experience in facilitation, training and/or consulting on
    organizational and institutional development.
  - Good understanding of various aspects of development.
  - Minimums of 2 years' work experience with at least a one-year experience
    in an equivalent position in a development organization.
  - Good communication and inter-personal skills. Ability to work as a member
    of a team.
  - Ability to learn quickly and acquire new skills.
  - Excellent organizational and analytical ability.
  - Languages: fluent Russian and English, good knowledge of Uzbek and/or
Tajik.
  - University degree. Self-reliance.
  - Computer skills, including extensive experience with the Microsoft Office
    software, Internet and e-mail;
  - Ability to travel extensively within Central Asia, mostly in Uzbekistan
    and Tajikistan.
  - Citizen of Uzbekistan or Tajikistan.

Interested applicants should submit their CVs and list of 3 references by
fax 120 70 83, 30 21 27 or e-mail to office(a)novib.uz.  Deadline for
application submission is August 20, 2000.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No
telephone inquires, please.

Our mission is to assist society in the region to change itself so that its
poorer and more vulnerable members become better able to organize themselves
to play a stronger role in shaping their society and thus become more able
to claim a fairer share of their basic rights.


Valerie Antsiferova
Programme Development Officer

JOB- ACCELS Country Director, Baku, Azerbaijan

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

JOB- ACCELS Country Director, Baku, Azerbaijan

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
ACCELS COUNTRY DIRECTOR
Baku, Azerbaijan

SUMMARY:

The ACCELS Country Director is the senior organizational representative,
with responsibility for oversight of all ACCELS activities in Azerbaijan.
The Country Director coordinates all administrative and programmatic tasks
in the region including:  recruiting, advertising, tracking, testing,
assisting interview teams, and coordinating visa processing and departures
of participants; directing alumni and follow-on activities; and managing and
accounting for office expenses.

The Country Director regularly communicates with, and makes recommendations
to the Moscow-based NIS Regional Director and Washington, DC-based staff on
general program matters, on perceptions of ACCELS programs and on the
influence of local conditions on the organization's programs in Azerbaijan.
The Country Director assists Washington- and Moscow-based program staff in
developing new programs and seeking new funding sources for ongoing or
prospective projects.  The Country Director also works to further the
organization's external relations in Azerbaijan.

The Country Director maintains ACCELS organizational relations in Azerbaijan
with relevant US government offices and institutions (the US embassy, USIS,
USAID, and other US government agencies); with national government and
private institutions (government ministries, agencies and offices; national
corporations; ACTR/ACCELS' institutional partners); with the in-country
offices of American organizations and foundations; and, with the
international and domestic press.

The Country Director is responsible for all matters related to operations of
the ACCELS program office such as:  obtaining necessary equipment and
supplies; identifying and employing staff as needed and approved; and
establishing relations with relevant partners, locally, outside the country,
and in the United States in order to effectively promote and implement
ACCELS programs in Azerbaijan.  The Country Director reports to the NIS
Regional Director and the Washington-based Vice President.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  - Fluent in Russian; Azeri-Turkish desirable;
  - Bachelor's degree (graduate degree preferred) -- related to region in:
economics, international education or development, history, Russian, or
related area;
  - Professional-level program management experience;
  - Overseas work/living experience, preferably in the Caucasus; demonstrated
interest in Azerbaijan;
  - Supervisory experience; supervising foreign national staff preferred;
  - Cross-cultural skills; and
  - Strong written and oral communication skills (English, Russian and/or
Azeri-Turkish)

ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE:  August 2000

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.

JOB- Participant Recruiter, ACTR/ACCELS, Tbilisi, Georgia

Posted by: Isabel Gomes <Gomes(a)actr.org>
Posted: 8 Aug 2000

JOB- Participant Recruiter, ACTR/ACCELS, Tbilisi, Georgia

Participant Recruiter
Freedom Support Act Future Leaders Exchange Program
Tbilisi, Georgia

SUMMARY:

The four-month Recruiter position serves as the American Councils program
representative in the region and is responsible for all aspects of
participant recruitment including:  advertising competitions; interviewing
candidates; conducting prerequisite testing; and associated record keeping.
The Recruiter must also interact with local governmental and educational
officials at all levels in disseminating information about the programs and
coordinating testing process.  The position reports to the country program
hub director and/or the Moscow administrative officers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

ANTICIPATED APPOINTMENT DATE:  Late-August, 2000

To apply send a cover 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.

JOB- Moscow Representative, Ford Foundation

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <sao15(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 7 Aug 2000

JOB- Moscow Representative, Ford Foundation

THE FORD FOUNDATION
320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017, USA

Representative: Moscow, Russia

The Representative leads the Foundation's programmatic activities in Russia
by working with program staff to develop and monitor grants as well as
through his/her own grants portfolio; manages the office and budget; and
represents the Foundation to official and non-governmental agencies. S/he
collaborates with the Foundation's New York-based Program Officer for
Eastern Europe to develop regional strategies and contributes to
priority-setting within the Foundation's thematic programs: Peace and Social
Justice; Asset-Building and Community Development; and Education, Media,
Arts and Culture.

Qualifications:

Senior-level professional with significant leadership planning, and
management experience. Strong analytical skills, excellent written and oral
communication skills in English and Russian, extensive knowledge of the
region's history and culture, and an in-depth understanding of development
processes and social justice concerns. An appropriate graduate degree and
previous experience in Russia. Familiarity with foundations and expertise in
one or more areas of the Foundation's current program interests is also
desirable.

To apply for employment, please send cover letter, resume and brief writing
sample to Mr. René Celaya at r.celaya(a)fordfound.org or at the address above
by 1 November 2000. Interviews will take place through January 2001. The
target start date is May 2001.

Please visit the Foundation's web site, www.fordfound.org, for descriptions
of the Foundation's programs or request an annual report by mail or by
calling 212-573-5000 in New York.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental
principles of The Ford Foundation.

JOB- Country Director, Independent Television Project, Internews, Tashkent

Posted by: Kay Elewski <kay(a)internews.org>
Posted: 31 Jul 2000


JOB- Country Director, Independent Television Project, Internews, Tashkent

Independent Television Project, Country Director
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Internews seeks Country Director to coordinate management of the Tashkent
office with the Managing Director, ensuring grants received to help
independent TV in Uzbekistan are properly executed and reported.

Responsibilities include:

  - Develop and foster connections with local independent television
  - Assist independent TV stations with news production and programming
  - Coordinate trainings in station management, news production, editing
  - Liaise with funder's representatives
  - Strategize activities to support independent media
  - Assist with proposal and budget development

Requirements include:

  - Journalism experience and/or nonprofit grant management experience
  - Working knowledge of Russian and/or Uzbek
  - Previous overseas work experience

JOB- Press Officer, London, Amnesty International

Posted by: Brett Terry <bterry(a)amnesty.org>
Posted: 31 Jul 2000


JOB- Press Officer, London, Amnesty International

Press Officer - Europe
Based in London
Salary: £22,762 plus housing and relocation allowance

As a member of Amnesty International's London-based Press Office team, you
will be responsible for identifying and seizing valuable opportunities to
raise awareness of human rights.  Your role encompasses the production of
media materials, organizing media events and working with press officers in
Amnesty's national offices worldwide.  With your analytical and creative
mind, you will need to be able to deal with conflicting priorities and tight
deadlines.  Experience of Public Relations and/or journalism in Europe is
desirable, knowledge of the major political and human rights issues in the
region and experience of media interviews is essential.  You will have a
real concern for human rights, an awareness of different cultural styles and
audience needs and possess fluent English. A good knowledge of spoken
Russian is highly desirable and working knowledge of French will be an
advantage.

Please quote Ref: MAV/00/5. Closing Date: 21/9/00

For information on other vacancies as well as the job description, person
specification and an application form for this position please visit our
website http://www.web.amnesty.org/jobs or write to the Human Resources
Program, Amnesty International, International Secretariat, 1 Easton Street,
London, WC1X 0DW. Alternatively call (+44) 0171 413 5911(24-hour
answerphone), fax (+44) 0171 956 1157 or email jobs(a)amnesty.org.

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