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

JOB- Executive Director, Mongolian Foundation for Open Society

Posted by: Virginia Moracho <VMoracho(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 7 Feb 2002


Mongolian Foundation for Open Society (Soros Foundation)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Mongolian Foundation for Open Society (MFOS) and the Open Society
Institute (OSI) are seeking an Executive Director to oversee Soros-supported
activities in Mongolia.

OSI is a New York-based private operating and grantmaking foundation that
develops and implements a range of programs focusing on the promotion and
strengthening of open societies.  OSI provides support and assistance to the
foundations, institutions and initiatives created and supported by George
Soros.  MFOS is a non-governmental organization founded in Mongolia in 1996
as part of the Soros foundations network.  It works with particular focus on
education reform, civil society strengthening, information and media
development, local government and police reform, and public health.  In
2001, George Soros announced his interest in launching an "Open Forum" in
which issues critical to Mongolia's future can be studied and  discussed,
and from which policy alternatives can be generated and disseminated for
public consideration.

Reporting to the MFOS board of directors and the Director of OSI's Central
Eurasia Project, the Executive Director's responsibilities will include the
following:

  * Assisting the board in the development of effective grantmaking
    strategies, and implementing those strategies approved by the board and
OSI;
  * Preparing the foundation's annual budget and overseeing the expenditure
    of funds;
  * Developing grantmaking and operational policies and procedures which
    ensure transparency and accountability;
  * Hiring and supervising all senior foundation personnel, and ensuring that
    fair and effective personnel policies are in place;
  * Liaising with governmental, international, donor institutions and raising
    funds for MFOS activities;
  * Ensuring that the foundation is in compliance with all local statutes and
    relevant legislation, and with OSI policies and directives.

The successful candidate will have a track record of NGO or project
management and significant experience in Mongolia, Central Asia or other
transitional democracies.  The ED must be able to work well under a local
board of directors and in partnership with other international donor
agencies. Familiarity with public discussion of policy issues is essential.
English language fluency is required; Mongolian and/or Russian language
fluency is highly desirable.  The position will involve extensive travel
within Mongolia and significant travel within the OSI network.  A
competitive salary and benefit package will be offered.

Interested applicants should submit a CV and detailed cover letter
expressing their interest to:

Open Society Institute
Human Resources - Code: Mongolia
Attn: Dan Sershen
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019  USA
E-mail:  dsershen(a)sorosny.org
Fax: (212) 548-4607
No telephone calls, please.

The Open Society Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

JOBS- Teaching Positions in Almaty, KIMEP

Posted by: Anel Kulakhmetova <anel_kulakhmetova(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 7 Feb 2002


 From August 2002, KIMEP (Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and
Strategic Research under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan) will
begin offering a new Master's degree program in International Journalism and
Mass Communication (IJMC).  We are looking for teaching staff and so are
organizing a syllabi contest.

The courses

KIMEP provides 20 course suggestions as part of the required and elective
course plan. Generally, all courses will be instructed in English, but some
may be offered in Russian. About 20 students from Kazakhstan and other
countries in Central Asia will be enrolled.

List of course suggestions:
  * Introduction to International Journalism
  * Media/Mass Communication in Society and Business
  * Social and Business Ethics in International Journalism
  * Introduction to Public Relations
  * Public Relations: Crisis Communication
  * Public Relations Management and Strategies
  * International Public Relations
  * Radio and TV Management
  * Introduction to News Writing
  * Broadcast News
  * On Line Journalism
  * Principles of Media Management
  * News Editing
  * Radio Broadcast News
  * Cross-Cultural Communication
  * Gender Studies
  * Current Issues of International Relations
  * Introduction to Civil, Criminal and Press Law in Kazakhstan
  * Research Methods
  * New Information Technology

Each course equals 3 credits (1 credit is equivalent to approximately 15
hours in the current Kazakhstani education system).

The program:

  * A new, unique in Central Asia, high quality and international standard
    2-year graduate program with a western style profile.
  * Begins August 2002.
  * Will develop a new cohort of well trained highly professional journalists
    and experts in mass communications, equipped with the much needed global
    skills of English and modern technologies.
  * Will serve as the first free media incubator for the whole of post-Soviet
    Central Asia.
  * Puts highly-trained teaching staff and a wide variety of courses as main
    priorities.
  * Coordinated and chaired by Valerie Terry, Ph.D, Communication, Purdue
    University, USA, experienced in related professional, teaching and
    research areas.
  * Preparatory intensive English courses offered.
  * Tuition fee $2,800 per year (excluding English courses).
  * Scholarships and tuition relief available.
  * Certificate program for completion of IJMC evening classes offered.
  * All necessary facilities provided, including TV-video lab, photo lab,
    editing room, computers with the latest journalism software used in the
    profession.  Textbooks and other resources available as well.

How to participate

You can apply to teach one of the suggested courses, or submit your own
course suggestion. To apply now, please send your CV and mention the title
of the course you wish to teach and its description (for example, goal,
tasks of the course, themes of lectures and seminars, required literature)
to the following address:

Dr. V. Terry, International Journalism and Mass
Communication Program
Coordinator
Off. 320, 2 Abai Av., Almaty, 480100, Republic of
Kazakhstan
Tel.: (7-3272) 645504
Fax: (7-3272) 54-11-01, 64-27-01;
E-MAIL: valterry30(a)hotmail.com

or

Anel Kulakhmetova
Assistant to Coordinator
Off. 318, 2 Abai Av., Almaty, 480100, Republic of
Kazakhstan
Tel.: (7-3272) 645504
Fax: (7-3272) 54-11-01, 64-27-01;
E-MAIL:anel_kulakhmetova(a)yahoo.com

KIMEP

A non-profit institution of higher education located at the heart of the
city of Almaty, still the most important scientific, cultural and business
center of Kazakhstan.
  * Established in 1992.
  * Provides western style graduate and undergraduate education in business
    administration, economics, political science and public administration.
Now
    delivering new Master's program in IJMC.
  * Over 1,000 graduates.
  * External collaboration and partnerships with universities, corporations
and
    non-governmental organizations are priorities.

For more information on KIMEP, see our Web site www.kimep.kz

JOBS- Business and Economics Teaching in Central Asian Region, RNEBE

Posted by: Maksat Salpynov <msalpynov(a)career.kz>
Posted: 6 Feb 2002


Resource Network for Economics and Business Education (RNEBE)is a project
funded by USAID. It is aimed at supporting development of business and
economics education programs at universities throughout Central Asian
Region. The membership has grown steadily to include at this moment around
160 Universities and NGOs dealing with Education.

The project activities include:
  * Providing training for faculty to learn subject content and modern
    methodologies of teaching Economics and Business Disciplines.
  * Providing consulting and training for administrators to rebuild and
    sustain their universities.
  * Creating an environment in which educators can share information and
    learn from each other.

Currently RNEBE is looking for highly qualified faculty with PhD degrees
from recognized Universities to teach Economics and Business Disciplines
beginning from July 2002 through September 2002 in Central Asian Region.

Economics: Micro, Macro, Applied Economics

Business related disciplines: Management; Marketing; Finance; Accounting;
    Information Technologies; SME Development


Position requirements:
  * A PhD degree in a relevant field preferably from a recognized Western
    University with experience on interactive methods of teaching;
  * Experience of teaching at higher Educational Institutions(Graduate level)
  * Excellent English and communications skills
  * Practical experience in businesses and teaching experience is preferred
  * Candidates, who have a strong desire to contribute to an education in
    Central Asia will be strongly preferred.

Please send your resume with a cover letter showing what courses you can
teach/what level to the following address:

Resource Network for Economic and Business Education
54a, Luganskogo St., Cottage #2,
Almaty, Kazakhstan
tel: + (7 3272)93-49-95, 93-49-96, 93-49-97
fax: + (7 3272)93-49-98
E-mail: msalpynov(a)career.kz, agabitova(a)career.kz
Web site: www.career.kz

JOBS- Three IFC Positions in Tajikistan

Posted by: Natalya Trekhleb <ntrekhleb(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 5 Feb 2002


Position: Legal Adviser Technical Assistance

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, promotes sustainable private sector
investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve
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
counties in partnership with the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs
(SECO) and in close consultation with the World Bank.

The goal of the project is to promote the development of the irrigated farm
sector in Tajikistan through the demonstration effect of a Technical
Assistance program which supports a farmer owned service company.  The Legal
Adviser Technical Assistance (LA) can be based in Khodzent or in Dushanbe,
however will be required to support the project based in Khodzent for
extended periods.  Substantial legal advice and documentation is required to
assist with progressing the TA program and supporting the farmer owned
service company in its formation and first year of operation.

The TA program and farmer owned service company are novel approaches by the
IFC to relieving the economic and production sustainability burdens being
encountered by irrigation farmers in Tajikistan.  Sound legal advice and
documentation will be essential to the success of the project.

Responsibilities:

The Legal Adviser Technical Assistance will:

  * Be responsible for all legal matters in implementing project strategy in
    the TA project and farmer joint stock company (FJSC).
  * Ensure a sound legal basis for all activities and program delivery in the
    TA and FJSC
  * Provide legal advice to clients and the project team on legal and policy
    issues arising in project activities.
  * Develop, draft, review and finalize all legal documentation required in
    the TA and FJSC
  * Develop training and presentation materials for TA program on legal
    matters.
  * Conduct legal analyses on a range of issues associated with the project
    implementation, analyse documents prepared by the project specialists.
  * Identify legal and policy and propose appropriate solutions with other
    lawyers and Project Management.
  * Work with the state and regional government officials to introduce
    legislative improvements.
  * Develop and maintain relationships with national level counterparts.
  * Develop documents for project presentation materials.
  * Assist Project Management in other tasks concerned with project activities

Qualifications:

  * Masters Degree in Law
  * admission to the Tajik Bar of Advocates or its equivalent preferred;
  * at least five years' of directly relevant experience in the field;
  * sound knowledge of the Tajikistan Civil Code;
  * in depth knowledge of issues related to the establishment and operations
    of joint stock companies;
  * experience in the drafting of normative and novel documents;
  * experience with agriculture/agribusiness preferred;
  * excellent public speaking skills;
  * fluency in Russian (written and spoken); fluency in English preferred
    (written and spoken);
  * working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

For Corporate information, please visit IFC's web site www.ifc.org
Send resume and cover letter attn. Ms. Shoira Zukhurova by fax: (992 372)
510 042 or  e-mail: szukhurova(a)ifc.org


Position: Deputy Project Manager

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, promotes sustainable private sector
investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve
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
counties in partnership with the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs
(SECO) and in close consultation with the World Bank.

The Deputy Project manager, based in Khodzent, will assist the Project
Manager in managing team of experts working to promote the development of
the irrigated farm sector in Tajikistan through the demonstration effect of
a Technical Assistance program which supports a farmer owned service
company.  The Deputy project Manager will focus on the launch and operations
of the TA program, including the co ordination of training programs,
demonstration sites, field days, educational and training material.

Responsibilities:

  * Play a key role with the establishment of the Technical Assistance program
  * Play a key role with the design of training programs and extension
    activities
  * Develop program budgets and monitoring of financial performance
  * Accept a teaching or training role within the overall program in areas of
    economics and business management
  * Ensure effective delivery of programs and a high level of organizational
    efficiency
  * Undertake program monitoring, evaluation and analysis
  * Coordinate public relations and promotional efforts for the program
  * Represent the IFC and the project as needed
  * Prepare reports to IFC, donors and management as required
  * Coordinate activities with other Agricultural Projects in Tajikistan

Qualifications:

  * Masters degree in economics or business management
  * 5 years experience in private sector business management
  * Experience in teaching and management of training would be well regarded
  * Good general knowledge of agricultural production and processing preferred
  * Experience with international organizations
  * Good command of the English language
  * Excellent communication and organization skills
  * Strong computer, writing, analytical and interpersonal skills.

For Corporate information, please visit IFC's web site www.ifc.org
Send resume and cover letter attn. Ms. Shoira Zukhurova by fax: (992 372)
510 042 or  e-mail: szukhurova(a)ifc.org


Position: Project Assistant

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, promotes sustainable private sector
investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve
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
counties in partnership with the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs
(SECO) and in close consultation with the World Bank.

The goal of the project is to promote the development of the irrigated farm
sector in Tajikistan through the demonstration effect of a Technical
Assistance program which supports a farmer owned service company.

The Project Assistant will provide administrative support to the project
management in the daily operations and coordination of project/program
activities, including drafting of correspondence, organization of meetings
and coordination of follow-up actions.  The Project Assistant will report to
the Project Manager and Deputy Project Manager.

Responsibilities:

  * Answer and re-direct telephone calls, send faxes and make copies.
  * Establish an office filing system and ensure the maintenance of files
    during the course of project implementation.
  * Set up and maintain data base of project contacts and other information.
  * Assist the team members in conducting project correspondence including
    drafting routing correspondence and proofreading materials using proper
    grammar, punctuation, and style.
  * Coordinate schedules taking priorities into account, monitor changes, and
    communicate information to appropriate staff.
  * Prepare meetings and project events.
  * Monitor inventories of office equipment as well as coordinate with the
    central administrative staff to ensure proper reporting and maintenance of
    this data.
  * Handle petty-cash disbursements.
  * Coordinate visits and travel schedules of team members as well as
    visitors to the region.
  * Any other project related work that might be deemed necessary by the
    Project Manager .
  * Prepare accounting data as requested by the Project Manager

Qualifications:

  * Written and spoken English language proficiency required.
  * Proactive individual with strong writing, logistical and interpersonal
    skills.
  * University degree required.
  * Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  * Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  * At least 3-4 years work experience as an officer manager with an
    international organization or company.
  * Translation experience well regarded

For Corporate information, please visit IFC's web site www.ifc.org
Send resume and cover letter attn. Ms. Shoira Zukhurova by fax: (992 372)
510 042 or  e-mail: szukhurova(a)ifc.org

JOB- Uzbek-to-English Translator, Language Research Center

Posted by: Cybil Harris <charris(a)mcneiltech.com>
Posted: 9 Jan 2002


The Language Research Center has a need for an Uzbek-to-English translator
to translate approximately 50 selected modern Uzbek texts.  The texts are
approximately 500 - 1,000 words in length and range from elementary to
advance levels. Candidate must be eligible to work in the USA; Fax
+1/301.864.8956; Email lrc(a)mcneiltech.com. M/F/V/D - EOE.

For additional information, contact:

Cybil S. Harris
Office Administrator
McNeil Technologies, Inc./LRC
6525 Belcrest Road, Suite 550
Hyattsville, MD  20782
+1/301.454.1108

JOBS- Economics and Business Teaching in Central Asian Region, RNEBE

Posted by: Maksat Salpynov <msalpynov(a)career.kz>
Posted: 3 Jan 2002


Resource Network for Economics and Business Education (RNEBE) is a project
funded by USAID.  It is aimed at supporting development of business and
economics education programs at universities throughout Central Asian
Region.  The membership has grown steadily to include at this moment around
160 Universities and NGOs dealing with Education.

The project activities include:

Providing training for faculty to learn subject content and modern
methodologies of teaching Economics and Business Disciplines.  Providing
consulting and training for administrators to rebuild and sustain their
universities.  Creating an environment in which educators can share
information and learn from each other.

Currently RNEBE is looking for highly qualified faculty with PhD degrees
from recognized Universities to teach Economics and Business Disciplines
beginning from July 2002 through September 2002 in Central Asian Region.

  * Economics: Micro, Macro, Applied Economics
  * Business related disciplines: Management; Marketing; Finance; Accounting;
    Information Technologies; SME Development

Position requirements:
  * A PhD degree in a relevant field preferably from a recognized Western
    University with experience on interactive methods of teaching;
  * Experience of teaching at higher Educational Institutions(Graduate level)
  * Excellent English and communications skills
  * Practical experience in businesses and teaching experience is preferred
  * Candidates, who have a strong desire to contribute to an education in
    Central Asia will be strongly preferred.

Please send your resume with a cover letter showing what courses you can
teach/what level to the following address:

Resource Network for Economic and Business Education
54a Luganskogo St., Cottage #2
Almaty, Kazakhstan
tel: +7 (3272) 93 49 95, 93 49 96, 93 49 97
fax: +7 (3272) 93 49 98
E-mail: msalpynov(a)career.kz, agabitova(a)career.kz

JOB- Five-month Project on Death Penalty in Tajikistan, Amnesty International

Posted by: Amnesty International <cascauc(a)amnesty.org>
Posted: 26 Dec 2001


We have received funding for a special project on the death penalty in
Tajikistan and are now recruiting for this post.  The post will not be based
in the International Secretariat(IS) of Amnesty International in London, UK,
but the postholder will be expected to come to the IS for consultations/
discussions.  It will also involve travel to Dushanbe in Tajikistan, subject
of course, to review of the security situation. For application forms please
see the AI website:
http://www.web.amnesty.org/web/HRPJobs.nsf!OpenDatabase

Researcher (Death Penalty in Tajikistan)

Program:    Europe
Salary:     £25683 per annum   (Appointment is made at the bottom of the
        incremental scale)
Duration:   5 months fixed term contract
Hours:      35 hours per week
Location:   home based (location irrelevant) or London (unsupported - no
        relocation offered)
Closing date: Mon, 01 Jul 2002
Interview date:
Ref. no:    EUR/01/10

Job advertisement

As a researcher on the death penalty in Tajikistan, you will be responsible
for conducting research and producing a report for publication on the
application of the death penalty in Tajikistan.  Your task is to analyse
death penalty legislation and practices, as well as to plan and conduct
field research in the country.  Candidates must have in-depth knowledge and
experience of at least one country of the former Soviet Union, and a
demonstrated interest in the promotion and protection of human rights.
Proven research and writing skills, impartiality and an ability to think
strategically and work independently are essential.  You also need fluent
written and spoken Russian.

Job description

Job title:  Researcher (death penalty in Tajikistan)
Program: Europe Program
Grade: C
Reports to: Europe Program Director for Europe

Overall purpose of the job

To ensure a higher international profile on the issue of the death penalty
in Tajikistan and to contribute meaningfully and constructively to the
current debate on the death penalty and its abolition in Tajikistan.

Tasks

With responsibility for a designated project on the death penalty in
Tajikistan, within the framework of the Central Asia regional strategy and
in consultation with the Central Asia permanent researcher and campaigner,
the postholder will:

1. To investigate and analyse the application of the death penalty in
    Tajikistan and political, legal and other relevant developments, by
    conducting research; organizing, conducting research missions,
    developing and maintaining a network of contacts and specialists both
    from within the movement and outside; establishing systems for
    developing source materials.

2. To provide the IS and relevant AI structures with expert advice on
    human rights violations relating to the application of the death
    penalty and on connected political, legal and social developments,
    including proposals for the development and implementation of
    strategies and actions on the death penalty within the overall
    framework of the Central Asia regional strategy.

3. To prepare materials both for internal and external use, in liaison
    with the Publications Program and taking into account the needs of a
    diverse and multi-cultural movement, including briefings, reports and
    action materials as appropriate, and to contribute to materials
    produced by and Regional Campaign Coordination Assistant and other
    programs such as thematic reports, news service items, the AI
    Newsletter and audio-visual materials;

4. To represent AI regarding the designated death penalty project, both
    in the field and internationally as appropriate, in relation to
    governments, other national bodies, NGO's, IGOs, NGO's, victims, their
    relatives  and their representatives, the media, the movement and the
    public in general, in consultation with other staff in the Program and
    other programs, as appropriate;

5. To organize a public debate on the death penalty, in Tajikistan, in
    cooperation with local NGOs, government officials, IGOs and relatives
    of individuals on death row.

CDEOP Statement:

All staff will work individually and collectively to promote a constructive
and sensitive approach to working with others from a variety of cultures and
backgrounds where the work of others is valued and respected; staff will
carry out their tasks within the terms and intention of the CDEOP.

Health and Safety:
All staff are required to comply with AI's policy and rules relating to
health and safety and its security regulations at work.

Person specification - Researcher (death penalty in Tajikistan)

Proven research skills
  * Able to identify and develop sources.
  * Able to evaluate the quality of information and the legal framework.
  * Able to summarise research in a clear format for campaigning purposes.
  * Experience of interviewing individuals for research purposes.
  * Able to undertake field research individually.
  * Able to analyse complex political and social situations.

Able to think analytically and plan strategically

  * Experience of devising strategies and setting priorities to meet specific
    objectives.
  * Able to identify the information needed to make a judgment and identify
    the position of potentially influential actors in the situation.
  * Able to identify the alternative courses of action s/he could take and
    argue the pros and cons of each course of action, bearing in mind the
    position of the various actors identified.

Able to demonstrate political judgement and diplomacy
  * Able to display objectivity, impartiality and sensitivity to nuance in
    making a judgment, at all times.
  * Able to exercise political judgment in a diplomatic arena.
  * Able to represent AI to government, the media, IGOs, NGOs, the membership
    and the general public.
  * An appreciation of the importance of confidentiality.

Excellent communication skills
  * Able to draft documents in a variety of styles i.e. substantial reports,
    correspondence to governments and campaign materials, in a clear and
    succinct manner.
  * Experience of drafting substantial reports reflecting research findings
    and recommendations.
  * Able to apply sensitivity when writing for different audiences.
  * Able to explain complex issues clearly and simply.
  * Able to communicate appropriately with a wide range of contacts, networks
    and groups, exercising sensitivity, firmness and diplomacy when required.
  * fluent in written and spoken Russian and English.

Knowledge and understanding of the region/country
  * Understanding of the nature of human rights concerns in order to
    determine the approach towards gathering information and campaigning.
  * Knowledge of the political, social and legal background.
  * In-depth knowledge of at least one country in the region (ex-USSR), i.e.
    knowledge of the social, economic and political situation and up-to-date
    understanding of political and human rights issues in that country.
  * Sensitivity to the various peoples and cultures.

Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  * Able to organize tasks involving complex operations and processes. Able
    to plan, organize and prioritise work and travel, to deadlines and under
    pressure.
  * Able to react effectively to emergencies.
  * An appreciation of the importance of high standards of accuracy in
    record-keeping.
  * Able to be "self-servicing" within Amnesty's guidelines.
  * Experience of working with little or no supervision or support in a field
    research situation.

Equal Opportunities
  * A demonstrable commitment to cultural diversity and equal opportunities
    and a willingness to apply it to one's own work.

Interest in Human Rights
  * A demonstrated concern for social justice, equality etc eg through
    previous work, membership of an organization, involvement in advocacy of
    human rights. (desirable).
  * A demonstrable knowledge human rights at the regional and international
    levels.

Disqualifiers
  * Activities or affiliations in conflict with AI's aims and objectives.
  * Work on own country rule.

Ability to commence work
  * Either: To be able to live and work in London unsupported (no relocation
    assistance will be offered by AI), or be able to work from own home
    (location therefore irrelevant) and be prepared to travel to London if
    required.
  * To be available to take up the position in January.

JOBS- Central Asia Rural Enterprise Specialists

Posted by: Development Jobs <developmentjobs(a)aol.com>
Posted: 20 Dec 2001


NGO dedicated to stimulating economic growth and policy reform in the
world's transitional economies, is seeking agribusiness and rural
development professionals with significant experience in Central Asia, who
are available for short and long-term assignments in:

  * agriculture production; value-added processing; distribution; market
    linkages; agribusiness finance and supplier credit;

  * business development services - accounting reform, business training,
    business advisory services; business and professional association
    development, quality management; and regional trade networks;

  * SME policy reform, WTO conformity, customs support, association
    development; regional and cluster analysis, investment promotion

REQUIRES: min. 2 years experience in CIS; min. 8 years professional
experience in field of expertise. Send cover letter and CV, with reference
"Central Asia Enterprise Development" in subject line, to:
developmentjobs(a)aol.com.

JOBS- Agribusiness Consultants and Project Managers

Posted by: Development Jobs <Developmentjobs(a)aol.com>
Posted: 20 Dec 2001


International agribusiness firm seeks professionals for short and long-term
assignments in trade expansion and market access to Europe and the former
Soviet Union. Assignments require experience in advising clients' (food
processors, farmers, shippers, retailers) on market access-including finance
and industry compliance with WTO and ISO standards. Proven track record in
one or more of the following: trade finance; market access; laboratory
accreditation; ISO auditing; second and third party conformity assessments
in phytosanitary and sanitary, food safety, animal and plant health,
inspection requirements, labeling. Send cover letter & CV, referring to
"Market Development" in subject line, to: developmentjobs(a)aol.com.

JOB- Program Manager, Central Asia, Counterpart International

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <KGottschall(a)counterpart.org>
Posted: 18 Dec 2001


Please visit Counterpart International's website
<http://www.counterpart.org> for detailed information about the specific
vacant position listed below as well as other position vacancies.


Program Manager - Central Asia

Funded by a USAID grant/cooperative agreement, this three year program is
intended to build social stability and alleviate sources of conflict in key
regions of Central Asia by enhancing community infrastructure and economic
opportunities through improved community dialogue and collective action. The
program will have three distinct objectives: rehabilitation / improvement of
the social community infrastructures, enhancement of the capacity for
collective action, and conflict resolution.

The program geographic focus is in regions affected by current crises in
Afghanistan: southern Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic,
and Kazakhstan.

Responsibilities: Overall direction and management, implementation and
monitoring of community projects and activities in sub-regional areas;
application of community development expertise to organize and provide
guidance, training, consultations, access to resources, and technical
assistance; coordination with partners, local NGOs, and contractors to
ensure successful implementation of community projects and enhanced skill

building in areas such as advocacy, conflict mitigation, infrastructure
development, participatory programming, job creation and social partnership;
integration of gender equity in all stages of project implementation.
Overall management of sub-regional program office.

Requirements:

  * Mid-level professional NGO experience;

  * Supervisory / management experience of local staff;

  * Practical international experience in one or more of the following areas:
    developing and implementing community based assistance projects
    (especially those which emphasize community mobilization and implementation
    of community based projects associated with infrastructure, income generation, local
    government, and conflict resolution);

  * Knowledge of the issues and conditions in Central Asia;

  * Experience working with international donor and government agencies:
    e.g. USAID

  * Excellent communication skills;

  * Ability to work independently;

  * Computer skills, including experience using Microsoft Word and Excel; and

  * English, Russian and / or Central Asian local language capability
    preferred.

Anticipated Appointment:  Assignment beginning in early 2002


To apply, send a resume and letter of application referencing the specific
program and position sought, as well as salary requirements. Electronic
transmission (via email) of your application information is preferred.

Human Resources
Counterpart International, Inc.
1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, DC  20036
Fax: 202-296-9679
Email:  HR(a)counterpart.org
Website:  www.counterpart.org <http://www.counterpart.org/>

No phone calls, please.


Counterpart International, Inc.

Founded in 1965, Counterpart is a diverse, tax-exempt, non-profit,
international development organization dedicated to helping people in areas
of civil society, private enterprise, environmental resource management,
humanitarian relief and healthcare. We do this by building the capacity of
local partners=97nongovernmental organizations, lenders, businesses,
governments and other institutions=97to solve their own, self-defined
economic, ecological, political and social problems in ways that are
sustainable, practical and independent. Counterpart is supported by
corporations, individuals, foundations, and governments. It manages or
supports programs worldwide with a staff of nearly 300 and a budget of more
than $150 million. Affiliate organizations operate in 21 countries in North
America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific, enabling
the transfer of skills and lessons learned across borders and cultures.
Programs are implemented through a network of 17 international program
offices directly operated by Counterpart.

JOB- Executive Assistant to President, KIMEP, Almaty

Posted by: Joe Urbanas <market(a)kimep.kz>
Posted: 18 Dec 2001


Wanted Immediately

Position: Executive Assistant to the President

Where:  The Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic
Research (KIMEP www.kimep.kz) in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Qualifications:

Fluency in, near native English is strongly preferred, other languages would
be a strong advantage, especially Kazakh.

The incumbent should hold a degree preferably originating from the west.
The preferred applicant will possess a minimum of 2 years experience in
general office administration/facilitation/trouble shooting/project
management in medium to large sized institution (KIMEP employs approx. 500
people) Some experience in an institute of higher education in Central Asia
or the NIS would be strongly preferred.

Applicants with a strong desire to contribute to an organization in Central
Asia, especially in education will be strongly preferred.

Duties: The incumbent will be expected to facilitate the day to day
operations of the Office of the President in the most important and fasting
growing university in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Responsibilities will
include organizing meetings, verbal and written correspondence, answering
phone calls, facilitating the completion of various institutional projects
of varying types and difficulty, coordinating special events for public
relations associated with the President's Office including public
appearances, parties, dinner receptions, coordinating logistics for visiting
guests and newly arriving faculty.

Available: Immediately

Duration: 1 year contract with the option of renewal

Salary : Negotiable and commensurate with education and experience.


Please send resume and expression of interest to :

Chan Young Bang, Ph.D.
President, KIMEP
bang(a)kimep.kz


Joseph M. Urbanas
Director, Office of the President
The Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics,
and Strategic Research (KIMEP www.kimep.kz)
7-3272-64-12-69 business
7-3272-64-09-69 home
urbanas_2001(a)yahoo.com

(Initial applicants are still being considered)

JOBS- Counterpart International in Central Asia

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <KGottschall(a)counterpart.org>
Posted: 13 Dec 2001


Please visit Counterpart International's website
<http://www.counterpart.org/> for detailed information about the specific
vacant positions listed below and others in other parts of the world.


Chief of Party - Central Asia
Finance Director - Central Asia
Economic Development Specialist - Central Asia
Community Development/Conflict Mitigation Specialist - Central Asia
Infrastructure Specialist - Central Asia
Field Team Member- Central Asia - short-term positions

Funded by a USAID grant/cooperative agreement, this two - three year program
is intended to build social stability and alleviate sources of conflict in
key regions of Central Asia by enhancing community infrastructure, living
conditions, and economic opportunities through improved community dialogue
and collective action.  Program activities will build-on and benefit from
lessons learned from similar community action programs in Armenia, Lebanon,
and the Balkans.  The program will have three distinct objectives:
rehabilitation/improvement of the social and physical community
infrastructures; enhancement of the capacity for collective action and
conflict resolution; and creation of loan and business development
opportunities to small and micro-enterprise.

The program geographic focus is regions most likely affected by current
crises in Afghanistan:  southern Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan,
Kyrgyz Republic, and Kazakhstan.

Anticipated Appointment:  Two-year assignment beginning as early as January
2002


To apply, send a resume and letter of application referencing the specific
program and position sought, as well as salary requirements. Electronic
transmission (via email) of your application information is preferred.

Human Resources
Counterpart International, Inc.
1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, DC  20036
Fax: 202-296-9679
Email:  HR(a)counterpart.org
Website: <http://www.counterpart.org/>

No phone calls, please.


Counterpart International, Inc.

Founded in 1965, Counterpart is a diverse, tax-exempt, non-profit,
international development organization dedicated to helping people in areas
of civil society, private enterprise, environmental resource management,
humanitarian relief and healthcare. We do this by building the capacity of
local partners-nongovernmental organizations, lenders, businesses,
governments and other institutions-to solve their own, self-defined
economic, ecological, political and social problems in ways that are
sustainable, practical and independent. Counterpart is supported by
corporations, individuals, foundations, and governments. It manages or
supports programs worldwide with a staff of nearly 300 and a budget of more
than $150 million. Affiliate organizations operate in 21 countries in North
America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific, enabling
the transfer of skills and lessons learned across borders and cultures.
Programs are implemented through a network of 17 international program
offices directly operated by Counterpart.

JOB- Fieldwork Opportunities in Eurasia

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)csen.org>
Posted: 11 Dec 2001


The Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads (CSEN) is sponsoring a
third Fieldwork Opportunity, the excavation of Golden Hills, a Khazar
Fortress located about 70 km west of Rostov-na-Donu in southern
Russia.  Further information on the CSEN Website at

http://csen.org/Golden_Hills_Khazar_FWO/2002_Gold_Hills_Index.html

JOB- Chief of Party, Community Development, Central Asia, ACDI/VOCA

Posted by: Barbara E. S. Breckenridge <BBreckenridge(a)acdivoca.org>
Posted: 10 Dec 2001


ACDI/VOCA is recruiting a Chief of Party to lead a 3-year community
development program in Central Asia funded by USAID.  The COP will manage
regional offices and staff, be responsible for technical and administrative
project implementation, and manage USAID relationship, sub-grantees, and
local collaborators.

The successful candidate will possess:
  * Prior COP experience;
  * Knowledge of USAID technical and administrative procedures;
  * Masters/Ph.D. in business, economics, or social sciences;
  * Development experience in CAR;
  * Russian and regional language skills;
  * 10 years experience in community/social infrastructure, conflict
    resolution, grants management, job training and creation, economic
    development, or housing.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Respond with resume, cover
letter, and salary history to <bbreckenridge(a)acdivoca.org> or fax to (202)
626-8726.  No phone calls please.


Barbara E. S. Breckenridge
Proposal Recruitment Specialist
Bids and Proposals
ACDI/VOCA
50 F Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20001
Fax: (202) 626-8726
Please visit our website: www.acdivoca.org

JOBS- Uzbekistan Development Projects, CHF International

Posted by: CHF International <chfuzbekistan(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 6 Dec 2001


Job Vacancies

CHF International, a US-based nongovernmental organization, seeks talented
staff for offices in Tashkent, Surkhandarya, and Ferghana valley offices.
Competitive candidates will have a minimum of 3 years experience working
with US or European firms.

CHF International provides solutions to complex development challenges in
countries around the world, including Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Jordan, Romania,
Poland, Serbia, Kosovo, and throughout Central America. CHF/Uzbekistan,
founded in 2001, will work in the fields of economic development,
infrastructure support, and community development.

Project Manager

The Project Manager will oversee small-scale community-based projects in
construction, water, sanitation, health, and education. The position
requires travel around the Ferghana and/or Surkhandarya regions.

Responsibilities include:
  * Provide or review cost estimates and work plans for community-based
    projects
  * Work with community representatives to ensure that projects are

    implemented according to schedule
  * Solve complex problems throughout the implementation of projects
  * Thoroughly document project implementation using CHF International
    guidelines

Candidates should have (1) at least three years project management
experience, (2) specialized knowledge in civil engineering, construction,
water and sanitation, or irrigation techniques, (3) Russian and Uzbek
language fluency; English skills preferred.

Community Outreach Officer

The Community Outreach Officer will help selected communities identify and
prioritize village needs. The position requires travel around the Ferghana
and/or Surkhandarya regions.

Responsibilities include:
  * Meet with village leaders and councils and provide training in
    identification and prioritization of village needs;
  * Ensure participation among key stakeholders at the community level;
  * Thoroughly document community-building process using CHF International
    guidelines.

Candidates should have (1) at least three years relevant work experience,
(2) specialized knowledge of training and/or experience working with
village-level communities, and (3) Russian and Uzbek language fluency;
English skills preferred.

Economic Development Officer

The Project Manager will implement small-scale economic development
activities in microfinance, business training, and association development.
The position requires travel around the Ferghana and/or Surkhandarya regions.

Responsibilities for this position may include one or more of the following:
  * Support to business and farmers associations to gain market share and
    achieve economies of scale;
  * Identify creditworthy entrepreneurs and recommend their application to a
    CHF credit committee;
  * Oversee loan disbursements and repayments through CHF's microfinance
    system;
  * Provide basic business training in business planning, financial planning,
    and marketing.

Candidates should have (1) at least three years economic development
experience, (2) specialized knowledge in microfinance, business support
activities, and association development, and (3) Russian and Uzbek language
fluency; English skills preferred.

To apply, submit your CV to: Muhammedaminota 1, tel/fax: 1527388, e-mail:
chfuzbekistan(a)yahoo.com, .CVs will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling
basis. Only competitive candidates will be contacted for an interview.

JOB- Uzbekistan Country Director, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Jill Solomon <JillSolomo(a)aol.com>
Posted: 6 Dec 2001


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
UZBEKISTAN COUNTRY DIRECTOR, OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE

The Open Society Institute, a private operating and grantmaking foundation
that promotes the development of open societies around the world, seeks a
Country Director for its representative office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  The
office funds programs and grantees in the areas of education, communication,
civil society, English language, Internet, etc.  Working under the
supervision of a local board of directors and the Director of the Central
Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute - New York, the Country
Director will serve as a liaison between OSI-NY and Uzbek governmental
institutions, non-governmental and international organizations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  * developing operating and grant-giving programs and strategies for their
    implementation;
  * developing mechanisms for disseminating information about OSI's small
    grants and scholarship programs, soliciting proposals and making
    recommendations for funding to OSI- New York;
  * identifying and recruiting candidates for graduate study in the US and
    Europe in law, political science, and journalism;
  * recruiting, training and supervising local program and administrative staff;
  * developing and overseeing the annual budget;
  * ensuring and monitoring compliance with IRS expenditure responsibility
    procedures.

Applicants should be fluent English speakers with fluency in Russian and/or
Uzbek and have 4+ years NGO management and 2+ years work experience in the
former Soviet Union. Experience working with a board, as well as strong
financial management, organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills are
necessary.
BA Europe and the former Soviet Union.  Competitive salary and benefits
package.
Please send CV and cover letter to:


Ms. Jill Solomon
Global Recruitment Specialists
91 Oakview Terrace, Short Hills, NJ 07078 USA
Telefax: 973-379-7325 USA
E-mail: jillsolomo(a)aol.com, Web: http://www.globalrecruitment.net

JOBS- Law Positions with ABA/CEELI in Central Asia and Eastern Europe

Posted by: Marie Strydom <MStrydom(a)abaceeli.org>
Posted: 2 Dec 2001


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

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

To receive an application/information packet, please contact our Liaison and
Legal Specialist Department, e-mail ceeli(a)abanet.org by phone: 1-800-98CEELI
or (202) 662-1754, by fax: (202) 662-1597 or visit our website
http://www.abanet.org/ceeli.

LONGTERM POSITIONS (around 12 months, in alphabetical order)

COMMERCIAL LAW LIAISONS -Azerbaijan (January 2002) and Bulgaria (As soon as
possible and March 2002)
  * Coordinate commercial law related CEELI activities in the host country.
  * Identify, develop, and implement technical legal assistance projects in
    partnership with the local legal community and government
    representatives.
  * Organize interactive training workshops on topics such as banking law,
    bankruptcy, and intellectual property.
  * Manage legal reform programs focusing on continuing legal education, bar
    development, and judicial reform.

CRIMINAL LAW LIAISONS
  * Coordinate criminal law related activities in the host country.
  * Organize interactive training workshops for prosecutors, judges, and
    defense attorneys on topics such as the drafting and implementation of
    modern criminal justice legislation, supervision of investigations,
    individual rights, white collar crime, political corruption, organized
    crime, and jury trial procedures

Albania (As soon as possible)	Moldova (As soon as possible)
Armenia (As soon as possible)	Russia (January 2002)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (June 2002)	Slovakia (October 2002)
Bulgaria (As soon as possible)	Ukraine (June 2002)
Georgia (As soon as possible)	Uzbekistan (October 2002)
Yugoslavia-Montenegro (January 2002)

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW LIAISONS - Ukraine (July 2002) and Uzbekistan (July 2002)
  * Coordinate and promote CEELI environmental law related activities in the
    country/region.
  * Manage the Environmental Public Advocacy Center (EPAC), which stimulates
    public participation in environmental decision-making and promotes the
    legal reform process through consultations to citizens and NGOs and pro
    bono representation by local EPAC attorneys.
  * Support the work of legal experts in the Environmental Advocacy Network
    and manage publication of the Network newsletter.
  * Identify, develop, and implement technical legal assistance projects in
    partnership with the legal community, governmental representatives, and
    NGOs.
  * Organize interactive training workshops on topics such as comparative
    environmental law, regulatory compliance, advocacy strategies, and NGO
    development.
  * Support clinical legal education programs with local universities in
    order to train law students in the practice of environmental advocacy.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW LIAISON - Beijing, China (December 2001)
  * Coordinate the preparation and delivery of an environmental governance
    training program for Chinese legal professionals from various backgrounds,
    including lawyers, judges, government officials and NGOs.
  * Work with Chinese partners to conduct several model environmental
    governance activities, which may include a transparent environmental
    impact assessment process, establishment of a pollutant register, or legal
    advocacy on behalf of citizens' environmental complaints.
  * Knowledge of Chinese Legal system and Chinese language skills are an
    asset, but are not required.

GENDER ISSUES LEGAL SPECIALISTS - Balkans (July 2002), Kazakhstan (July
2002), Russia (As soon as possible - 2 positions), Uzbekistan (January 2002).
  * Conduct training workshops on domestic violence, sexual assault, and
    trafficking for the purpose of prostitution.
  * Develop training programs on gender related employment issues, including
    sexual harassment and discrimination.
  * Assist non-governmental and government organizations in legal literacy
    initiatives relating to women's legal rights.
  * Help to develop legal clinics to assist the victims of domestic violence
    and gender discrimination.
  * Provide guidance in the development and strengthening of women's bar
    associations.

GENDER ISSUES LEGAL SPECIALIST  - Oman (November 2001, 2 four month periods)
  * Help the Omani government assess and obtain information on the status of
    women in Oman
  * Develop a strategic plan for advancing the role and rights of women, and
    develop and conduct educational programs informing women of their rights.
  * Prefer fluency in Arabic and experience in the region.

LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING LEGAL SPECIALISTS - Kazakhstan (As soon as possible)
and Tajikistan (September 2002). Positions are also available in Bosnia.
  * Assist the parliaments in the drafting and revising of legislation.
  * Organize interactive training workshops for parliamentary staff on issues
    such as public hearings, legislative drafting procedures, and
legislatures'
    role in enforcing and implementing laws.
  * Assist in strengthening the legislative drafting centers throughout
    Central Asia.
  * Work with parliamentarians and NGOs to provide training in gauging and
    utilizing public sentiment and developing mass media relations.
  * Manage legal reform programs focusing on bar association development and
    judicial reform.

MEDIA LAW/FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT LEGAL SPECIALIST - Bosnia-Herzegovina
(12 months beginning February 2002)
  * Counsel journalists, citizens and local NGOs on matters relating to media
    freedom and public access to information
  * Bring high-profile lawsuits or cases with the potential to establish
    precedent to uphold those rights; publish informational materials
  * Conduct seminars for lawyers, law students, journalists, citizens, and
    local NGOs.

REGIONAL TRADE LAW LEGAL SPECIALIST - Bulgaria (6-12 months, TBD)
  * Initiate programs to improve trade throughout Southeastern Europe.
  * Help to draft trade legislation.
  * Assist in the development of a free trade zone.

RULE OF LAW LIAISONS
  * Coordinate CEELI rule of law related activities in the host country.
  * Identify, develop, and implement technical legal assistance projects in
    partnership with the host country's legal community and government
    representatives.
  * Organize interactive training workshop on topics such as creating an
    independent judiciary, drafting ethics codes, revising administrative
    procedures, and developing judicial training programs.
  * Manage legal reform programs focusing on continuing legal education, law
    practice management, and bar development for one year.

Albania (July 2002, 2 positions)
Armenia (As soon as possible and April 2002)
Azerbaijan (January 2002)
Belarus (As soon as possible and February 2002)
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (January 2003)
Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina (As soon as possible)
Bulgaria (As soon as possible)
Kutaisi, Georgia (December 2001)
Tblisi, Georgia (As soon as possible, June 2002)
Oskemen/Almaty, Kazakhstan (November 2002)
Astana, Kazakhstan (As soon as possible)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (January 2003)
Osh, Kyrgyzstan (December 2002)
Moldova (As soon as possible and December 2001)
Romania (As soon as possible and July 2002)
Samara, Russia (February 2002)
Belgrade, Serbia (August 2002)
Nis, Serbia (August 2002)
Tajikistan (January 2003)
Turkmenistan (November 2002)
Ukraine (May 2002 and January 2003)
Ferghana/Tashkent, Uzbekistan (As soon as possible)
Uzbekistan (February 2002)
Yugoslavia-Kosovo (December 2002 and June 2002)
Yugoslavia-Montenegro (April 2002)


SHORTER TERM POSITIONS (less than 1 year, in alphabetical order)

AIRPORT CONCESSIONS LEGAL SPECIALIST - Bulgaria (1-2 weeks December 2001 or
January 2002)
  * Assist Ministry of Transport officials in developing concessioning
    procedures.
  * Conduct training on these procedures.

CLINICAL LEGAL SPECIALISTS - Central Asia (3-12 months beginning as soon as
possible), Moldova (3 weeks - 6 months beginning as soon as possible),
Serbia (2 months beginning Fall 2001) and Ukraine (3 weeks-6 months
beginning as soon as possible)
  * Assist law schools in developing practice-based education programs (pro
bono live-client clinical programs, externships, including: a) transferring
experience and knowledge on the fundamentals of practice-based education; b)
training faculty members on clinical supervision and skills development
techniques; c) assisting in the integration of classroom components,
including skills training and skills-based simulations; d) conducting
seminars and roundtables aimed at conveying a sense of professional
responsibility and legal service; and e) developing workbooks and manuals
(model forms, procedures).

COURT ADMINISTRATION LEGAL SPECIALIST - Slovakia (4, 2 week periods Dec/Jan,
March, July, Sept.)
  * Assist in implementing court management, administration reforms at sights
    around the country based on a model developed and tested this past year.

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING LEGAL SPECIALIST - Sarajevo,
Bosnia-Herzegovina (Fall 2001)
  * Work with the Bosnian government and the U.N. Office of the High
    Representative to draft, edit and amend a preliminary draft of the
criminal
    procedure code.

INSTITUTION BUILDING SPECIALIST - Oman (Fall 2001)
  * Help the Omani government develop a strategic plan for advancing the role
    and rights of women
  * Assist the Omani Women's Association with developing its institutional
    capacity.

JUDICIAL EDUCATION LEGAL SPECIALIST - Macedonia (2-3 months beginning as
soon as possible)
  * Work with the Center for Continuing Education to: conduct a thorough
    management and administrative assessment of the current status of the center
    and make specific, detailed recommendations for improving operations and
    achieving financial sustainability; conduct a thorough review of the
    center's judicial education curriculum and will make specific, detailed
    recommendations for a three-year basic curriculum for the center; and
    facilitate the center's development and adoption of a three-year strategic
    plan for improving management and administration, achieving financial
    sustainability and putting a basic curriculum in place.

Judicial LEGAL SPECIALIST - Brcko, Bosnia-Herzegovina (3 consecutive 3 month
positions beginning Fall 2001 - 1 position still available).
  * Train and mentor newly appointed judges
  * Help establish judicial administration
  * Assist the Judicial Commission
  * Make recommendations for further reforms

JUDICIAL TRAINING LEGAL SPECIALIST - Belgrade, Serbia (1-3 months October 2001)
  * Advise judicial training center in the start-up phase.
  * Assist with curriculum development, teacher training, and center
    management.

LEGAL SPECIALIST - Bulgaria (2 week beginning late October/early November 2001)
  * Assist in drafting Attorneys Act
  * Work with the Bulgarian Bar Association and participate in roundtables
    and working groups.

PROCUREMENT LAW LEGAL SPECIALIST - Bulgaria (3-4 months beginning Fall 2001)
  * Assist the Bulgaria Government Procurement Directorate with revising the
    procurement law.
  * Organize training programs on the new legislation and procedures.

JOB- Central Asia International Consulting Opportunities, DAI

Posted by: Tamara Stanton <tamara_stanton(a)dai.com>
Posted: 27 Nov 2001


DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES, INC. (DAI), a leading international consulting
firm that provides economic development solutions to businesses and
governments worldwide, seeks technical specialists in small- and
medium-sized enterprise (SME) development for upcoming opportunities in the
Central Asian republics. Long- and short-term specialists are sought with
experience in the following:

Business Development Services:
  * Accounting reform;
  * Business training;
  * Business advisory services;
  * Business and professional association development;
  * Quality management; and
  * Regional trade networks.

SME Legal and Regulatory Specialists:
  * Investment opportunities/constraints;
  * SME regulation;
  * SME policy;
  * SME tax issues;
  * WTO support; and
  * Customs support.

Competitiveness:
  * Overall competitiveness analysis, including sub-sector competitiveness
    analysis.

Qualifications:
  * An advanced degree in a relevant field;
  * A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in the profession, including at
    least 5 years of experience in developing countries;
  * USAID experience preferred; and
  * Experience in the Central Asian republics preferred.

Level of responsibility and salary commensurate with background and
experience. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to:

Development Alternatives, Inc.
7250 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Attn.: Tamara Stanton

or fax the information: (301) 718-7968
or e-mail: tamara_stanton(a)dai.com
No phone inquiries accepted.

JOBS- Legal Specialists, ABA/CEELI

Posted by: Marie Strydom <MStrydom(a)abaceeli.org>
Posted: 16 Nov 2001


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

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

To receive an application/information packet, please contact our Liaison and
Legal Specialist Department, e-mail ceeli(a)abanet.org, by phone: 1-800-98CEELI 
or (202) 662-1754, by fax: (202) 662-1597 or visit our website 
<http://www.abanet.org/ceeli>.

LONGTERM POSITIONS (around 12 months, in alphabetical order)

COMMERCIAL LAW LIAISONS -Azerbaijan (January 2002) and Bulgaria (As soon as
possible and March 2002)
  * Coordinate commercial law related CEELI activities in the host country.
  * Identify, develop, and implement technical legal assistance projects in
    partnership with the local legal community and government representatives.
  * Organize interactive training workshops on topics such as banking law,
    bankruptcy, and intellectual property.
  * Manage legal reform programs focusing on continuing legal education, bar
    development, and judicial reform.

CRIMINAL LAW LIAISONS
  * Coordinate criminal law related activities in the host country.
  * Organize interactive training workshops for prosecutors, judges, and
    defense attorneys on topics such as the drafting and implementation of
    modern criminal justice legislation, supervision of investigations,
    individual rights, white collar crime, political corruption, organized
    crime, and jury trial procedures

Albania (As soon as possible)
Armenia (As soon as possible)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (June 2002)
Bulgaria (October 2002)
Georgia (As soon as possible)
Moldova (As soon as possible)
Russia (January 2002)
Slovakia (October 2002)
Ukraine (June 2002)
Uzbekistan (October 2002)
Yugoslavia-Montenegro (January 2002)


ENVIRONMENTAL LAW LIAISONS - Ukraine (July 2002) and Uzbekistan (July 2002)
  * Coordinate and promote CEELI environmental law related activities in the
    country/region.
  * Manage the Environmental Public Advocacy Center (EPAC), which stimulates
    public participation in environmental decision-making and promotes the legal
    reform process through consultations to citizens and NGOs and pro bono
    representation by local EPAC attorneys.
  * Support the work of legal experts in the Environmental Advocacy Network
    and manage publication of the Network newsletter.
  * Identify, develop, and implement technical legal assistance projects in
    partnership with the legal community, governmental representatives, and NGOs.
  * Organize interactive training workshops on topics such as comparative
    environmental law, regulatory compliance, advocacy strategies, and NGO
    development.
  * Support clinical legal education programs with local universities in
    order to train law students in the practice of environmental advocacy.

GENDER ISSUES LEGAL SPECIALISTS - Balkans (July 2002), Kazakhstan (July
2002), Russia (As soon as possible - 2 positions), Uzbekistan (January 2002).
  * Conduct training workshops on domestic violence, sexual assault, and
    trafficking for the purpose of prostitution.
  * Develop training programs on gender related employment issues, including
    sexual harassment and discrimination.
  * Assist non-governmental and government organizations in legal literacy
    initiatives relating to women's legal rights.
  * Help to develop legal clinics to assist the victims of domestic violence
    and gender discrimination.
  * Provide guidance in the development and strengthening of women's bar
    associations.

LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING LEGAL SPECIALISTS - Kazakhstan (As soon as possible)
and Tajikistan (September 2002). Positions are also available in Bosnia.
  * Assist the parliaments in the drafting and revising of legislation.
  * Organize interactive training workshops for parliamentary staff on issues
    such as public hearings, legislative drafting procedures, and legislatures'
    role in enforcing and implementing laws.
  * Assist in strengthening the legislative drafting centers throughout
    Central Asia.
  * Work with parliamentarians and NGOs to provide training in gauging and
    utilizing public sentiment and developing mass media relations.
  * Manage legal reform programs focusing on bar association development and
    judicial reform.

RULE OF LAW LIAISONS
  * Coordinate CEELI rule of law related activities in the host country.
  * Identify, develop, and implement technical legal assistance projects in
    partnership with the host country's legal community and government
    representatives.
  * Organize interactive training workshop on topics such as creating an
    independent judiciary, drafting ethics codes, revising administrative
    procedures, and developing judicial training programs.
  * Manage legal reform programs focusing on continuing legal education, law
    practice management, and bar development for one year.

Albania (July 2002, 2 positions)
Armenia (As soon as possible and April 2002)
Azerbaijan (January 2002)
Belarus (As soon as possible and February 2002)
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (January 2003)
Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina (As soon as possible)
Bulgaria (As soon as possible)
Kutaisi, Georgia (December 2001)
Tblisi, Georgia (As soon as possible, June 2002)
Oskemen/Almaty, Kazakhstan (November 2002)
Astana, Kazakhstan (As soon as possible)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (As soon as possible)
Osh, Kyrgyzstan (December 2002)
Moldova (As soon as possible and December 2001)
Romania (As soon as possible and July 2002)
Samara, Russia (February 2002)
Belgrade, Serbia (August 2002)
Nis, Serbia (August 2002)
Tajikistan (As soon as possible)
Turkmenistan (November 2002)
Ukraine (May 2002 and January 2003)
Ferghana/Tashkent, Uzbekistan (As soon as possible)
Uzbekistan (February 2002)
Yugoslavia-Kosovo (December 2002 and June 2002)
Yugoslavia-Montenegro (April 2002)


SHORTER TERM POSITIONS (less than 1 year, in alphabetical order)

CLINICAL LEGAL SPECIALISTS - Central Asia (3-12 months beginning as soon as
possible), Moldova (3 weeks - 6 months beginning as soon as possible),
Serbia (2 months beginning Fall 2001) and Ukraine (3 weeks-6 months
beginning as soon as possible)
  * Assist law schools in developing practice-based education programs (pro
    bono live-client clinical programs, externships, including: a) transferring
    experience and knowledge on the fundamentals of practice-based education; b)
    training faculty members on clinical supervision and skills development
    techniques; c) assisting in the integration of classroom components,
    including skills training and skills-based simulations; d) conducting
    seminars and roundtables aimed at conveying a sense of professional
    responsibility and legal service; and e) developing workbooks and manuals
    (model forms, procedures).

[NOTE some positions were omitted from the CentralAsia-L posting since they
did not relate to broader Central Asia.]

JOB- Language Instructors for Georgian, Turkmen and Uzbek

Posted by: Laurie Campos Sandler <laurie(a)tldinc.org>
Posted: 13 Nov 2001


FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORS
Georgian, Turkmen, Uzbek

Post Duty:  San Antonio, Texas

Dates: January 6, 2002 - January 5, 2003

Job Description:  The Language Doctors is seeking three professional
instructors to teach Georgian, Turkmen and Uzbek to English speakers for a
Government client. The Instructor will be responsible for course
preparation, to include preparation of all materials (e.g. graphic, audio,
and video) necessary for the course, classroom monitoring, counseling and/or
evaluating students, examining, grading student work, and preparing reports
based on such instruction. Instruction will focus on the language skills of
reading and listening comprehension, speaking, writing, transcription,
grammar and word formation. Such instructions will also include, where
appropriate, the use of computerized instruction materials, such as those
found in the government's language laboratory facilities. Instruction
techniques will be based on the current contextual methodology and
Instructional Systems Design (ISD) principles, including the top-down
approach that uses authentic language materials. There shall be a 1 to 6
instructor- student ratio. Finally, there shall be 7 hours of teaching,
Monday through Friday, totaling 35 contact hours per week.

Requirement:  The instructors must be educated, experienced, native speakers
or fluent, expert non-native instructors. Instructors must be able to
relocate to San Antonio, Texas, USA for the contract period.

Salary:  Negotiable

Contractual Period:  12 months

How to Apply:  Interested candidates must submit their current curriculum
vitae and cover letter. All candidates must include a list of three
references with contact information. Only candidates who best match the
requirements of the position will be contacted. All candidates are hired on
a fixed-term contractual basis. Send documentation via e-mail or fax.

Ms. Laurie Campos-Sandler
Director of Business Development
TLD Inc.
500 H Street, N.E.
Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20002
202-544-2942
Fax : (202) 547-2311
e-mail: Laurie(a)tldinc.org


Laurie Campos-Sandler
Director, Business Development
TLD, Inc. (The Language Doctors, Inc.)
Tel: 202-544-2942, ext. 12
Fax: 202-547-2311
www.tldinc.org
Laurie(a)tldinc.org

JOB- ISAR Central Asia Program Director, Almaty, Kazakstan

Posted by: Kate Watters <kwatters(a)isar.org>
Posted: 12 Nov 2001


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 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, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, 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: Jan 2002.

SALARY:  Commensurate with Experience; attractive benefits package.

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 November 26, 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.

JOBS- Legal Reform in Central Asia, ABA/CEELI

Posted by: Marie Strydom <MStrydom(a)abaceeli.org>
Posted: 12 Nov 2001


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

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

To receive an application/information packet, please send your name and
address to ceeli(a)abanet.org  or visit our website and download the
application www.abanet.org/ceeli. If you have any difficulties or further
questions, please call 1-800-98CEELI (in the Washington, DC area try
(202) 662-1754).

RULE OF LAW LIAISONS
  * Coordinate CEELI rule of law related activities in the host country.
  * Identify, develop, and implement technical legal assistance projects in
    partnership with the host country's legal community and government
    representatives.
  * Organize interactive training workshop on topics such as creating an
    independent judiciary, drafting ethics codes, revising administrative
    procedures, and developing judicial training programs.
  * Manage legal reform programs focusing on continuing legal education,
    law practice management, and bar development for one year.

Current positions in Central Asia/Caucasus:
Armenia (As soon as possible)
Azerbaijan (January 2002)
Kutaisi, Georgia (December 2001)
Tblisi, Georgia (As soon as possible and June 2002)
Oskemen/Almaty, Kazakhstan (November 2002)
Astana, Kazakhstan (As soon as possible)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (As soon as possible)
Osh, Kyrgyzstan (December 2002)
Tajikistan (As soon as possible)
Turkmenistan (November 2002)
Ferghana/Tashkent, Uzbekistan (As soon as possible)
Uzbekistan (February 2002)


CRIMINAL LAW LIAISONS
  * Coordinate criminal law related activities in the host country.
  * Organize interactive training workshops for prosecutors, judges, and
    defense attorneys on topics such as the drafting and implementation of
    modern criminal justice legislation, supervision of investigations,
    individual rights, white collar crime, political corruption, organized
    crime, and jury trial procedures

Current positions in Central Asia/Caucasus:
Armenia (As soon as possible)
Georgia (As soon as possible)
Uzbekistan (October 2002)


ABA/CEELI
740 15th Street, NW, 8th floor
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 662-1950
(202) 662-1597 (fax)
ceeli(a)abanet.org
http://www.abanet.org/ceeli

JOB- Tajikistan Legal and Judicial Project

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)conflicttransformation.org>
Posted: 12 Nov 2001


Melbourne Enterprises International, the development consultancy arm of the
University of Melbourne, Australia, is developing an expression of interest
in the Asian Development Bank's project to Strengthen the Legal and Judicial
System in Tajikistan.  We are looking for local partners and international
consultants willing to participate in our bid for this project.

Expertise is required in the areas of: (i) legal needs assessment; (ii)
judicial reform and capacity building; (iii) legal reform; (iv) access to
justice.

If you are interested in this project, please reply to the email below.
Please also forward this email to Tajikistan - based organisations that may
be interested in working with us on this project.


Sector Manager, Law and Governance
Melbourne Enterprises International Ltd
442 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn 3122 Vic, Australia
Tel. + 61 3 9810 3205
Fax + 61 3 9810 3100
Mob. 0407 524 863
Email: s.low(a)muprivate.edu.au

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JOB- OSCE Political Officer (Secondment), Tajikistan

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 8 Nov 2001


Political Officer

see www.osce.org

Vacancy number - VNTAJIKMIS00008
Type of Vacancy - Secondment
OSCE source - Mission to Tajikistan, Headquarters
Field of expertise - Political Affairs
Functional Level (LoPC) - Senior Professional
Duty Station - Tajikistan, Dushanbe
Date for Entry on Duty - as soon as possible
Vacancy Notice Issued - 01 November 2001, Reissued
Deadline for Applications - 20 November 2001
Number of posts - 1

General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
  * Excellent physical condition
  * Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive
    using manual transmission
  * Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra
    hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure

Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
  * University education in international studies, public policy, political
    science or law or related fields
  * Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with
    international organisations or governments
  * Experience in preparing analytical reports
  * Excellent communication and drafting skills
  * Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  * Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  * Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:

Education:
  * Advanced degree in a relevant field

Experience:
  * Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory:
  * Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and
    e-mail
  * Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  * Professional fluency in English
  * Working knowledge of Russian

Desirable:
  * Initial secondment for a period of at least six months is envisaged
  * Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of the OSCE Mission to Tajikistan and
direction of the Deputy Head of Mission, the incumbent:

  * Monitors and reports on the political situation in the country;
  * Provides analysis of current affairs and political developments;
  * Provides advice and support on activities of the government structures,
    religion policies, migration policies, refugees and returnees in close
    contact with UNHCR and IOM, as well as with the law enforcement bodies;
  * Establishes and maintains contacts with local authorities, universities
    and research institutions and organizes weekly meetings with
    non-governmental organisations (NGOs);
  * Assists 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;
  * Performs other duties as required.

Applicants should be aware that a hazard pay allowance is applicable in this
mission. A specific security regime exists which must be respected at all
times.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better gender balance within the
Organization. It accordingly welcomes applications from women and encourages
their nomination for all OSCE posts.


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JOBS- Conciliation Resources: Two Senior Positions in the UK

Posted by: Andy Carl <recruitment(a)c-r.org>
Posted: 8 Nov 2001


Conciliation Resources (CR) is an international service for local
organisations pursuing peacebuilding and conflict transformation
initiatives. CR currently supports activities of partner organisations in
Angola, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Fiji, Uganda and West Africa. It was
established in 1994 and now has a staff of ten in London and six in West
Africa and an annual turnover of approximately £1.3 million.

CR is seeking experienced candidates for two senior positions:

Co-Director (Organisation)

The Organisational Director will be responsible for the strategic and
day-to-day management of CR, in close collaboration with the Programme
Director and senior programme staff. S/he will oversee policy development
and planning, fundraising, financial and general administration, office
management, personnel issues, information and communication, directly
supervising a small support staff team consisting of the
Administrator/Finance Officer and an Admin Assistant. Liaison with CR's
Board, programme associates and other consultants and external
representation in national and international forums and platforms will also
be part of the job, as will be organisational learning.
Commitment to conflict resolution and solid management experience,
preferably in similar environment.

Starting salary between £29,948 and £34,385 (+ 9% pension contribution)
Closing date: Fri, 14 December 2001
ref. OD

Accord Programme Manager / Series Editor

The Accord programme creates opportunities for learning from peace processes
through policy seminars and popular education activities around the
publication of the series Accord: an international review of peace
initiatives (print and on-line, 3 issues/year). The Programme Manager is
responsible for the strategic development and general management of the
programme, its day-to-day planning, as well as fundraising. S/he will also
have final responsibility for the editorial content of all publications and
oversee international collaboration with regard to the programme's related
activities (seminars, translations, educational materials, radio broadcasts,
etc.). Management of two staff and guest issue editors and liaison with
other contributors.

Experience in project management and editing, peace and conflict issues.
Starting salary between £25,572 and £27,730  (+ 9% pension contribution)
Closing date: Fri, 23 November 2001
Ref. Accord

For details on CR and the Accord programme (including full texts of all
Accord issues published to date) visit http://www.c-r.org


Application packs (including application form) for both vacancies, can be
obtained from the CR website or by sending an A4 stamped (54p) and
self-addressed envelope to the address below, quoting the relevant job
reference on the left hand corner of the envelope.

Please note that all candidates must be eligible to work legally in the UK.
CR regrets that it can not cover travel costs for overseas applicants or
provide a relocation package.


Conciliation Resources
173 Upper Street
London,  N1 1RG
UK

http://www.c-r.org
email: recruitment(a)c-r.org

JOB- Chief of Party, ACDI/VOCA Central Asia Project

Posted by: B. Breckenridge <BBreckenridge(a)acdivoca.org>
Posted: 7 Nov 2001


ACDI/VOCA is recruiting a Chief of Party to lead a 3-year community
development program in Central Asia funded by USAID.  The successful
candidate will work in collaboration with host government, public, private
and NGO organizations, USAID and other international donors to enhance
client/stakeholder partnerships for sustainable results.

The successful candidate will possess:
  * Knowledge of USAID;
  * Prior COP experience preferred;
  * Masters/Ph.D. in business, economics, or social sciences;
  * Business or financial background;
  * Experience in FSU countries.  Regional experience preferred;
  * Knowledge of area language preferred;
  * A minimum of 10 years experience in community/social infrastructure,
    microcredit/micro loan, grants management, SME
  * development, job training and creation, economic development, housing or
    conflict resolution.

Highly desirable skills include: community organizing and planning, grants
management, economic development, gender programs, micro-loan and small
business development services, industry association development,
water/irrigation infrastructure development.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Respond with resume, cover
letter, and salary history to Attn:
Bbreckenridge-CAR bbreckenridge(a)acdivoca.org or fax to (202) 626-8726.  No
phone calls please.

JOBS- Counterpart International, Central Asia Programs

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <KGottschall(a)counterpart.org>
Posted: 7 Nov 2001


Counterpart International, Inc.

Counterpart International anticipates participating in a USAID public
service program, funded through a 2-3 year cooperative agreement, to build
social stability and alleviate sources of conflict in key regions of Central
Asia by enhancing community infrastructure, living conditions, and economic
opportunities through improved community dialogue and collective action.
Program activities will build-on and benefit from lessons learned from
similar community action programs in Armenia, Lebanon, and the Balkans.  The
program will have three distinct objectives:  rehabilitation/improvement of
the social and physical community infrastructures; enhancement of the
capacity for collective action and conflict resolution; and creation of loan
and business development opportunities to small and micro-enterprise.

The program geographic focus is regions most likely affected by current
crises in Afghanistan:  southern Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan,
Kyrgyz Republic, and Kazakhstan.

Specific positions to be filled for this program are listed below. Duration
of assignments is likely to be two-years, beginning as early as January 2002.


Chief of Party - Central Asia

Responsibilities:  Oversight and supervision of all program activities;
coordination of monitoring and evaluation of the program; coordination
efforts of the program activities among government agencies, local
contractors, and partners, ensuring complementation and maximum
collaboration; information sharing and collaboration with the USAID Mission;
overall financial oversight to ensure strict fiscal accountability; and
preparation of work plans, assessments, evaluations and program reports.

Requirements:
  * MA/MS degree, preferably in international development, or a related field;
  * Substantial technical and managerial experience;
  * Supervisory/management experience of expatriate and local staff
  * Practical experience developing and implementing community based
    assistance projects (especially those which emphasize community
    mobilization and implementation of community based projects associated
    with infrastructure, income generation, and conflict resolution);
  * Knowledge of the issues and conditions in Central Asia;
  * Experience with participatory needs assessment techniques and
    implementation;
  * Demonstrated conflict mitigation experience;
  * Demonstrated small business development experience;
  * Demonstrated organizational development experience;
  * Experience working with international donor and government agencies: e.g.
    USAID
  * Excellent communication skills;
  * Computer skills, including extensive experience using Microsoft Word and
    Excel; and
  * Written and spoken English language proficiency


Finance Director - Central Asia

Responsibilities:  Oversight and management of all financial aspects of the
program, in coordination with the Chief of Party and Counterpart's US-based
Finance and Administration division; strict fiscal accountability through
regular monitoring of program expenditures and costs, including grantees and
consultants; preparation of monthly financial statements and cash requests
for timely submission to Counterpart headquarters; and supervision and
development of financial staff.

Requirements:
  * Formal education in western accounting practices and systems; Bachelor's
    degree in Accounting;
  * Demonstrated facility with computer software especially MS-Office,
    Quicken, and Quick Books Pro;
  * Fluency in spoken and written English and proficiency in spoken Russian
  * Experience working on USAID-funded projects and implementing projects in
    post-conflict environments;
  * Experience in small grants administration and budget preparation and
    implementation; and
  * Excellent communication and organizational skills


Economic Development Specialist - Central Asia

Responsibilities:  Development and implementation of a plan for business
support, financial services and job creation for local communities,
entrepreneurs and business service organizations including:  credit,
training, business consulting, and organizational development.

Requirements:
  * MA/MS degree, preferably in micro-credit, business administration,
    organization development, economics, or a related field.
  * Five years management experience with economic development projects.
  * Experience in small business development, agribusiness, business
    associations, job creation and training
  * Knowledge of the issues, objectives and activities in Central Asia.
  * Experience working in USAID projects.
  * Supervisory/management experience of local staff
  * Excellent communication skills
  * Computer skills, including extensive experience using Microsoft Word
    and Excel.
  * Written and spoken English language proficiency.
  * Preferred working knowledge of Russian and/or at least one of the
    local languages of Central Asia.
  * Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.


Community Development/Conflict Mitigation Specialist - Central Asia

Responsibilities: Overall direction and technical assistance in the
development, implementation and monitoring of community projects and
activities; application of community development expertise to organize and
provide guidance, training, consultations, access to resources, and
technical assistance to community committees and local partners in the
region; coordination with partners, local NGOs, and contractors to ensure
successful implementation of community projects and enhanced skill building
in areas such as advocacy, conflict mitigation, and social partnership;
integration of gender equity in all stages of project implementation.

Requirements:
  * MA/MS degree, preferably in community development, conflict resolution or
    a related field;
  * Five years management experience with community development;
  * Experience directing initiatives in civil participation, advocacy, and
    NGO support; experience working with minority/ethnic groups;
  * Demonstrated conflict resolution skills and experience;
  * Experience with participatory needs assessment techniques and
    implementation;
  * Knowledge of the issues, objectives and activities in Central Asia;
  * Experience working in USAID projects;
  * Supervisory/management experience of local staff;
  * Excellent communication skills;
  * Computer skills, including extensive experience using Microsoft Word and
    Excel;
  * Written and spoken English language proficiency;
  * Preferred working knowledge of Russian and/or one of the local languages
    of Central Asia; and
  * Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.


Infrastructure Specialist - Central Asia

Responsibilities: Overall direction and technical assistance in the
development, implementation and monitoring of community infrastructure
projects and activities including power, water supply and wastewater
removal, road systems, and community facilities; application of
infrastructure/engineering expertise to assess existing resources and needs,
and organize and provide guidance, training, consultations, access to
resources, technical assistance, and application of environmental impact
assessment standards to community committees and local partners in the
region; identification of suitable contractors and management of the project
contracting process to completion; coordination with community leaders,
partners, local NGOs, and contractors to ensure successful implementation
of community infrastructure projects, job creation and enhanced skill
building in areas such as advocacy, conflict mitigation, and social
partnership; integration of gender equity in all stages of project
implementation.

Requirements:
  * MS degree, preferably in construction, engineering, water management or a
    related field;
  * Five years management experience with shelter, water, infrastructure
    projects;
  * Experience directing infrastructure initiatives with civil participation,
    community development or advocacy aims and local contractors; experience
    working with minority/ethnic groups;
  * Experience with infrastructure project management tools for cost control,
    quality control, construction risk management, and project security
  * Demonstrated conflict resolution skills and experience;
  * Experience with participatory needs assessment techniques and
    implementation;
  * Knowledge of the issues, objectives and activities in Central Asia;
  * Experience working in USAID projects;
  * Supervisory/management experience of local staff;
  * Excellent communication skills;
  * Computer skills, including extensive experience using Microsoft Word and
    Excel;
  * Written and spoken English language proficiency;
  * Preferred working knowledge of Russian and/or one of the local languages
    of Central Asia; and
  * Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.


To apply, send a resume and letter of application referencing the Central
Asia program and the specific position sought, as well as salary
requirements.  Electronic transmission (via email) of your application
information is preferred.

Human Resources
Counterpart International, Inc.
1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, DC  20036
Fax: 202-296-9679
Email:  HR(a)counterpart.org
Website:  www.counterpart.org

No phone calls, please.


Counterpart International, Inc.

Founded in 1965, Counterpart is a diverse, tax-exempt, non-profit,
international development organization dedicated to helping people in areas
of civil society, private enterprise, environmental resource management,
humanitarian relief and healthcare. We do this by building the capacity of
local partners-nongovernmental organizations, lenders, businesses,
governments and other institutions-to solve their own, self-defined
economic, ecological, political and social problems in ways that are
sustainable, practical and independent. Counterpart is supported by
corporations, individuals, foundations, and governments. It manages or
supports programs worldwide with a staff of nearly 300 and a budget of more
than $150 million. Affiliate organizations operate in 21 countries in North
America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific, enabling
the transfer of skills and lessons learned across borders and cultures.
Programs are implemented through a network of 17 international program
offices directly operated by Counterpart.

JOB- Executive Director, Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan

Posted by: Educational Advising Center <eac(a)resource.samal.kz>
Posted: 7 Nov 2001


Open Society Institute seeks an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for its national
foundation in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The executive director, in conjunction with and under direction of the
foundation'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.

REQUIREMENTS:  Fluent English and Kazakh/Russian; 4+ years NGO management;
2+ years field exp. 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:  Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan, Attn. Natalya
Mamkova, 117 Furmanov str., 480091 Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN, or fax to:  +7 (3272)
50-38-14. Documents are accepted until 20 November 2001.

JOB- Alumni Assistant, Muskie Fellowship Program, ACTR

Posted by: Nastia Telitsina <actrassist(a)actr.ru>
Posted: 5 Nov 2001


ALUMNI ASSISTANT

Muskie/FSA Graduate Fellowship Program

SUMMARY:

The Edmund S. Muskie/Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Program is one
the most prestigious and selective programs for graduate-level study in the
United States. The program was established by the United States Congress in
1992 to promote economic and democratic growth in Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania,
Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Approximately, 2500 talented professionals have already graduated from this
program and returned to become accomplished professionals in their home
countries. Muskie/FSA alumni have taken leading positions at high-profile
national and international companies, non-governmental and other organizations.

The Muskie/FSA Graduate Fellowship Program places citizens from the
countries listed above in graduate programs in business administration,
economics, education, environmental management, international affairs,
journalism and mass communications, law, library and information science,
public administration, public health, and public policy at U.S. universities.

The alumni assistant for the Muskie/FSA Graduate Fellowship Program is
responsible for producing the "Alumni Update" newsletter publication on a
quarterly basis in collaboration with the Muskie/FSA alumni coordinator.
He/she will assist the Muskie/FSA alumni coordinator to produce the
Muskie/FSA "Alumni Directory". Additional responsibilities will include but
are not limited to:

a. Assisting the Muskie/FSA program officer and the alumni coordinator in
    alumni profiling and production of the Muskie/FSA Program Brochure;
b. Assisting the Alumni Coordinator in the alumni database updating and
    tracking/ maintaining the database of the Moscow Muskie/FSA Program alumni;
c. Updating and maintaining alumni e-mail distribution lists and;
d. Documenting all alumni events.

REPORTS TO: Muskie/FSA Program Officer and Muskie/FSA Program Alumni
Coordinator in Moscow

QUALIFICATIONS:

a. Higher Education diploma;
b. Writing/interviewing/editing (in English and Russian) skills and
    experience in publishing;
c. Effective cross-cultural communication skills, both in written and
    verbal, in English and Russian;
d. Demonstrated diplomacy in interpersonal relations;
e. Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail and
    problem-solving capabilities;
f. Comfortable using Word, Excel, Access;
g. Team player;
h. Creativity;
i. Moscow/Moscow Oblast residency.

START DATE: Immediate

CV and a cover letter should be e-mailed as attachments to muskiealum(a)actr.ru
The deadline for applications is Friday, November 23.


Anastasia Telitsina
Executive Assistant
American Councils for International Education
ACTR/ACCELS
(095) 956-7805

JOBS- Uyghur Translators for U.S. Government Office

Posted by: J. Kelly <KellyJ(a)rccb.osis.gov>
Posted: 3 Nov 2001


U.S. government office seeks experienced Uyghur-English contract
translators.  Successful candidates must be able to translate written Uyghur
into good, idiomatic English, and must be able to read both Latin and Arabic
forms of Uyghur.  Candidates will work from home, must provide their own
computers, and have access to and familiarity with the Internet and e-mail.
Please send to OW_ICManagement(a)rccb.osis.gov a cover letter and resume, in
English, which includes the following information:

  * Estimated translation capacity per day/week (number of words).
  * Any areas of expertise, including technical fields, and area knowledge.
  * Any additional skills (for example, audio capability, ability to
    translate from audio sources).
  * Translation experience.
  * Citizenship/permanent residence status.
  * Remuneration rate expected per 1,000 translated English words.

For Uyghur translators who would also like to translate from Chinese into
English, please include all of the above information with regard to Chinese
translation ability.


J. Kelly
FBIS Independent Contractor Management Officer

Respond to: OW_ICManagement(a)rccb.osis.gov

JOB- International Consultant on Evaluation, CESS

Posted by: Izamova Elvira <elvira(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 26 Oct 2001


CENTER ON ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STUDIES

Job Announcement # 154/2001

Closing Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2001

Date of Announcement: 26 October 2001

Project title:  Center for Economic and Social Studies
Project number: UZB/97/008
Position:       International Consultant on Evaluation
Type of the evaluation:  external
Duration of the mission: ten working days
Expected entry on duty:  20 November 2001
Duty Station:            Tashkent, Uzbekistan

CONTEXT

The project concept dates back to 1995 when the first phase, i.e. the
Macroeconomic Policy Analysis and Training project was launched. The project
proved to be highly efficient both in terms of policy advising and enhancing
capacities of civil servants for key economic agencies of the country. In
January 1998 the second phase was launched, i.e. UZB/97/008 Center for
Economic and Social Studies project. The project aims at policy advising,
enhancing capacity of Government staff, institution building for independent
research entity, and raising public awareness on socio-economic issues.

The project was externally evaluated in 1999. The overall conclusion of the
evaluation was that the objectives of the project as per the project
document had almost been fulfilled and the Center for Economic Research
(CER) had been established and operationalized as the result of the project
activities. The Government expressed its interest to extend the project in
order to develop a new modality for rational subsidy of research in the
field of applied science. The CER has been chosen as a site to pilot the new
modality, which envisages greater independence and decentralization.

UNDP has positively responded to the suggestion of the Government and has
agreed to extend the project till 31 December 2003 with the relevant
revision of the project's development objectives, immediate objectives,
activities, inputs and outputs, and the budget.

Objective of the Evaluation: to evaluate the project performance and results
vis a vis the planned targets.

Scope of the Evaluation and Issues to be Addressed:

Project Implementation: Assess the project's performance and determine its
relevance to the goals and targets set forward in the project document

Relevance: Determine the project's inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and
indicators, and their relevance to the national priorities of the country.

Efficiency: Evaluate to what extent (qualitative and quantitative) support
was provided to the main project target beneficiaries - key economic
agencies of the republic.

Effectiveness: Assess to what extent the project has achieved its
objectives, and why, including a description of factors influencing the above.

Capacity development: Record and verify the progress made by the executing
agency in managing the execution of the project and capacity to carry out
monitoring and evaluation functions.

Impact: Verify and assess the impact of policy advising on decision-making
(recommendations made in policy papers - versus government decisions)

Sustainability: Measure the capacity acquired by the Center for Economic
Research (CER) with a special focus on:

1. indicating the ways of strengthening the CER's capacity to act as the
    Government's think tank.

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

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

Output:

a. The consultant is expected to produce an evaluation report outlining the
    project's achievements, new development objectives set forward by the
    Government and UNDP and come with recommendations for maximizing outcome
    and impact of project's activities.

b. The consultant is to participate in Tripartite Review meeting involving
    the Government, UNDP and CER.

Methodology of the evaluation mission:

The evaluator should liaise closely with the stakeholders of the project.
Consultations should be held with relevant Government agencies, project
personnel and groups/individuals benefited from the project.

Suggested data collection methods are: individual and group interviews,
sample surveys, project papers and documents and visual observation.

Qualifications

a. The Consultant shall have not less that 5 years of evaluation experience,
    preferably in NIS countries and be familiar with UNDP rules and procedures.

b. Proficiency in English (knowledge of Russian and Uzbek is an asset)

c. Computer literacy; ability to operate software (i.e. Microsoft Word,
    Excel, Access).

d. Strong inter-personal skills.

Expression of interest

Expressions of Interest, together with brief CV, should be submitted by 7
November 2001 to the CESS Project Office (71, Buyuk Ipak Yuli Str.,
Tashkent, Uzbekistan) or faxed or E-mailed to:

Bakhodur Eshonov - Project Manager
Tel. (998 71) 67-06-05; 67-93-09; 67-93-13; 67-05-26
Fax  (998 71) 67-05-64
E-mail: Bakhodur(a)CER.Uz (cc Matluba(a)cer.uz)

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

JOB- Outreach and Fundraising Coordinator, Eurasia Foundation, Central Asia

Posted by: Jeff Erlich <jerlich(a)efcentralasia.org>
Posted: 26 Oct 2001


The Eurasia Foundation
Outreach and Development Coordinator

The Eurasia Foundation:

The foundation makes small grants in 12 countries of the former Soviet
Union, to support grassroots efforts in democracy, market transition and
better governance. The foundation was set up by the U.S. government in 1992,
and derives the majority of its funding from USAID; but it is independently
managed, and is attempting to diversify its funding base.

Position Summary:

The outreach and development coordinator will plan and implement a range of
fundraising and writing tasks for the foundation in Central Asia. This
involves establishing and maintaining relationships with potential donors in
and outside of Central Asia; and extensive travel in the five countries. The
coordinator will be based in Almaty. He or she will report primarily to the
Almaty regional director, but will also work part time for the Tashkent
regional director.

Principal Duties:
  * Develop an annual fundraising and outreach plan
  * Develop a list of donors and cultivate them
  * Work with the regional directors to solicit grants from donors
  * Write concept papers, grant proposals and reports to donors
  * Write six to twelve feature stories on Eurasia grantees a year
  * Edit a thrice yearly 12-page newsletter
  * Supervise the content of two web sites
  * Write press releases on foundation activities
  * Generate publicity for the foundation
  * Perform other English-language writing tasks
  * Coordinate visits to the region by foundation staff, donors, government
    and congressional delegations, and others
  * Represent the foundation at events
  * Assist the regional directors as needed

Qualifications
  * Excellent writing skills, with samples
  * Fundraising experience desired
  * Fluency speaking and reading Russian
  * Experience in Central Asia

Please send cover letter, resume and writing samples to Jeff Erlich and Jon
Thiele at jerlich(a)efcentralasia.org and jont(a)ef.freenet.uz by Nov. 30.

JOB- Programme Coordination Officer, Aga Khan Humanities Project

Posted by: Rafique Keshavjee <Akhum(a)ATGE.AUTOMAIL.COM>
Posted: 1 Nov 2001


Aga Khan Humanities Project

Programme Coordination Officer (PCO)
Announcement of position

15 October 2001

The Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) is part of the Aga Khan Trust for
Culture, which is based in Geneva, Switzerland.  Based in Dushanbe, the AKHP
develops ambitious curriculum material in the humanities, trains university
teachers and supports implementation in ten universities in four countries
in the CIS. In addition, it is experimenting with an expansion into the
school systems of the region. The project continues to expand rapidly,
calling for additional managerial skills. The atmosphere in the Project is
international, collegial, flexible, experimental and highly committed.
Although the material and the medium of instruction are Russian, the medium
of communication within the Project Headquarters is rapidly moving toward
English.

The position of Programme Co-ordination Officer (PCO) is new, and aims to
strengthen the integration of this complex project.  The PCO will be
required to develop strategic options for the consolidation and expansion of
the project.

The primary tasks of the PCO will be to coordinate programmes and follow
through objectives, reporting to the Director. The candidate should be
enabling, creative and flexible, with a keen interest in making the most of
a challenging experience, be willing to share experience and knowledge, and
work in a team environment. The objective of these enabling skills is to
strengthen managerial capacity in the region through example and by
transferring skills wherever possible.

Responsibilities:

Policy Development:
1. With the Director, to develop strategy and policy options for the future
    shape and direction of the project. Specific issues include the
    formalisation of the AKHP within the countries of implementation, the
    direction, scale and pace of expansion, and ensuring a conducive policy
    environment for the project.

Curriculum Development Co-ordination
2. To monitor the development and revision processes, to co-ordinate
    production, and to ensure realistic deadlines and timely fulfilment.
3. To design and to implement reviews of existing material.
4. To ensure the integration of pre-testing, professional development and
    university implementation (see below).

Curriculum Delivery Co-ordination:
5. Planning: To plan all conferences and workshops of the Project (which are
    implemented by the Administrative Officer).
6. Student Recruitment: To develop strategies to recruit and monitor the
    recruitment of students for AKHP in the universities.
7. University Administration: To ensure co-ordination and mutual
    communication in relations with university administrators. Develops
    strategies for enhancing the capacity of universities to support the AKHP.
8. Monitoring: To monitor all the programmatic activities of the Project.
    Joint projects of Curriculum Development and University Implementation: to
    ensure proper co-ordination of the following activities that serve both
    functions:
9. The Pre-Test Seminar
10. Assessment in and of the teaching in the universities
11. Teacher Reports that come regularly from the universities; and
12. The Professional Development Programme.
13. Communication: To co-ordinate the development of, and be responsible
    for, the implementation of the communication strategy for the AKHP.
14. Human Resource Development: To develop a strategy for human resource
    development for all programme staff and university partners of the AKHP,
    including potential candidates for future leadership in the Project.

Qualifications Required

  * At least 3 years' operational experience in programme planning and
    administration in an international organisation.
  * Native or fluent command of English.
  * Experience in higher education policy or in regional programme
    administration.
  * Excellent human relations skills.

Qualifications Desired
  * Five years' operational experience in programme planning and
administration.
  * Experience in higher education reform.
  * Ph.D. in any field in the humanities or social sciences.
  * Background in the NIS.
  * Knowledge of Russian.

Terms of Agreement

Salary is commensurate with background and experience. This position
requires a commitment of at least two years and is based in Dushanbe,
Tajikistan. Regular expatriate terms and allowances for expatriates in the
AKDN. Salary is free of tax in Tajikistan for expatriates. This position,
and if possible, also the incumbent, will be submitted for Board approval in
January 2002.

Closing Date
December 31, 2001.

Contact Information
Please send your C.V. and other information. by email to:

Dr. Rafique H. Keshavjee
Director
Aga Khan Humanities Project
akhum(a)atge.automail.com

JOB- Project Assistant for Afghan Peacebuilding Project

Posted by: Amita Kulkarni <amita_kulkarni(a)ksg.harvard.edu>
Posted: 30 Oct 2001


This position is open immediately and we are looking to fill the position
ASAP. Please send your applications immediately.

Hunt Alternatives
Project Assistant for Research and Outreach

The Program Assistant will be called upon to work 40 hours a week or more to
assist the Senior Associate for Research and Outreach in all activities,
including general support, conference planning, research, outreach,
scheduling and all administrative and logistics needs. The assistant will be
specifically be supporting the Senior Associate for Research and Outreach on
project planning on Afghan issues.

Position is open immediately. This position will run through January 2002
and may be extended.

Qualifications include:
  * Background in middle-eastern/Islamic studies strongly preferred
  * Exceptional organizational, interpersonal and presentation skills; strong
    team player
  * Ability to prioritize and attend to multiple assignments
  * Self-Starter, ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment; high
    energy and enthusiasm
  * Strong oral and written communication skills
  * Excellent Internet Skills
  * Good attitude and mature judgment
  * Fluency in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Access, Power Point,
    Excel; Internet skills
  * Ability to work alone and in teams
  * Applicant should have a B.A. and the ability to work well with high-level
    academics.
  * Preference will be given to applicants with experience in conference
    planning and a background in gender/conflict studies.

To apply send cover letter and resume (preferably via email) to:

Amita Kulkarni
Program Assistant
Women and Public Policy Program
The John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

617/496-8579 (tel.); 617/496-6154 (fax)
amita_kulkarni(a)ksg.harvard.edu

JOB- Tajik Linguist, Language Research Center

Posted by: Language Research Center <lrc(a)mcneiltech.com>
Posted: 25 Oct 2001


The Language Research Center is seeking a Tajik linguist to assist in the
completion of a Tajik-English English-Tajik Dictionary.

The ideal candidate will be fluent or near fluent in both Tajik and English.
Salary commensurate with abilities.

Must work on site in Hyattsville, Maryland.  Fax resume to 301.864.8956 or
email to: lrc(a)mcneiltech.com.

JOBS- Central Asia Leasing Development Group, IFC

Posted by: Natalya Trekhleb <ntrekhleb(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 30 Oct 2001


The International Finance Corporation (IFC) launches e technical assistance
project that aims to stimulate the development of a healthy leasing industry
in Central Asia.  Financial leasing enables small- and medium-sized
businesses to acquire funding for their operations without the significant
holdings or collateral required by banks. The goal of the project is
strengthening Central Asian leasing market to positively impact economic
development in this region. This goal will be achieved by:
  * Facilitating the creation of an appropriate legislative environment
  * Provision of training and consulting services to local enterprises and
    foreign investors
  * Conducting a public education campaign to educate private enterprises,
    financial institutions and regulatory agencies about leasing

IFC is looking for talented candidates for the following positions.

Please send applications to Ms. Natalya Trekhleb at NTrekhleb(a)ifc.org
Please indicate the position title in the subject line.


Central Asia Leasing Development Group
Deputy Project Manager

The deputy project manager will be based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and be part
of a Tashkent-based team of experts working to develop and improve the
leasing market in Central Asia (Uzbekistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan,
and Turkmenistan) through legislative consultation, information campaigns,
the promotion of investment opportunities in leasing companies, and training
seminars for business executives, bankers and policy makers.

Job Description: The deputy project manager will assist the Project Manager
develop and implement the strategic plan for the Central Asian leasing
project as well as assist the Project Manager develop relationships with
senior government officials, donor agencies, banks, potential leasing
companies, and potential investors in the region.

The deputy project manager will advise on and lead the implementation of
programs designed to strengthen the leasing industry in Central Asia,
including the organization of seminars/training events for government
officials, regulatory agencies, and potential lessees and lessors on
leasing. In addition, the deputy project manager will collect and maintain
analysis on the respective Central Asian countries' investment climates.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  * Represent IFC's regional leasing initiative in Uzbekistan.
  * Assist project manager develop and maintain contacts with senior local
    government officials, donor agencies and programs funded by donor
    agencies,
    banks, potential investors, and potential and currently existing leasing
    companies; and assist them understand the importance of the leasing
  * Serve as the leasing project manager, in the absence of the project
    manager.
  * Assist in the recruitment and management of the IFC leasing team in
    Uzbekistan.
  * Organize, develop, write, and edit seminar materials; conduct workshops
    on leasing with banks, leasing companies, private companies, non-bank
    financial institutions, and regulatory agencies.
  * Contribute articles and analysis to publications, published by the LDG,
    and other by pertinent publications on leasing and investment promotion.
  * Provide consultation to all parties of the leasing market on the legal
    and business issues of leasing.

Job Qualifications:

  * University degree in management, finance, economics or law.
  * At least 5 years of relevant management experience;
  * Knowledge of leasing related issues and/or foreign investment promotion.
  * Experience working for/with donor-funded projects
  * Experience in public speaking;
  * Ability to teach and consult to diverse audiences;
  * Ability to write clearly and concisely for a nonspecialized audience;
  * Willingness to travel
  * Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint);
  * Native knowledge of the Russian, all Central Asian languages;
  * Fluent English.

Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in leasing
transactions and/or foreign investment promotion.


Legal Specialist

The legal specialist will be based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and be part of a
Tashkent-based team of experts working to develop and improve the leasing
market in Central Asia through legislative consultation, information
campaigns, the promotion of investment opportunities in leasing companies,
and training seminars for business executives, bankers and policy makers.

Job Description: The legal specialist will research all aspects of Uzbek law
and regulations that affect leasing. The aim of this research is to develop
policy suggestions for members of the Uzbek government who are responsible
for writing the leasing law and regulations to support the leasing industry.

The legal specialist will provide legal consultation on the legal aspects of
leasing to local government officials, banks, potential leasing companies,
donor agencies, small business support institutions, and private enterprises
and entrepreneurs.

The legal specialist will, in addition, contribute to seminars on leasing
and for the training manual for leasing that will be of practical use to
Uzbek entrepreneurs, bankers and others who wish to understand the leasing
industry in general, along with specific details of how the Uzbek legal and
regulatory framework affect leasing companies.


Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Review and analyze existing Uzbek civil, tax, currency and customs
    legislation and its impact on leasing.
2. Review and analyze existing proposals for leasing related legislation.
3. Draft recommendations to the parliament and executive authority on
    proposed changes to the legislation.
4. Develop, write, and edit seminar materials on legal issues; conduct
    workshops on leasing with banks, leasing companies, private companies,
    non-bank financial institutions, and regulatory agencies.
5. Prepare articles for publications, published by the IFC and other
    pertinent organizations, by writing articles to cover legal issues of
    concern for leasing companies.
6. Draft model documentation to support leasing activity: foundation
    documents for leasing companies, leasing agreement, purchase agreement for
    equipment to be leased out.
7. Provide consultation to all parties of the leasing market on legal issues.
8. Follow changes in Central Asian, Russian and international legislation
    regarding leasing.

Job Qualifications:

  * Degree in law;
  * At least 5 years of relevant professional experience;
  * Experience in developing legal commentary, recommendations for changes to
    legislation
  * Experience in public speaking;
  * Ability to teach and consult to diverse audiences;
  * Ability to write clearly and concisely for a nonspecialized audience;
  * Willingness to travel
  * Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint);
  * Native knowledge of the Russian and Uzbek languages essential;
  * Knowledge of English is preferable/not essential.

Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience of financial
leasing transactions.


Team Assistant
Job Description:

The Team Assistant will assist the Swiss-IFC Central Asia Partnership team
to ensure effective implementation of all initiatives in the technical
assistance program in Central Asia. The Team Assistant will be based in
Tashkent and will report jointly to the Swiss-IFC Central Asia Partnership
Regional Manager and the Central Asia Leasing Project Manager.

Responsibilities:

  * Provide office support to the Regional Manager, Project Manager, and
    Deputy Project Manager in the daily operations and coordination of
    project/program activities, including drafting of correspondence,
    arrangement of travel logistics, organization of meetings and coordination
    of follow-up actions.
  * Type, proof-read, edit and format documents and routine correspondence.
  * Take accurate phone messages, ensuring they are routed in a timely manner
    to the proper source for response.
  * Organize the office and maintaining project/program files, including a
    database of all visitors to the office, seminar participants, and program
    contacts.
  * Manage the team driver.
  * Follow all local publications to keep records of articles on foreign
    investment, leasing, and small business development issues.
  * Assist in production of regular publications, seminar handbooks, and
    regional market surveys.
  * Liase with Moscow office and Central Asia team leaders.
  * Attend special events and/or meetings as needed with back-to-office memos
    provided.
  * Deal effectively with IFC's clients.
  * Assist in the workload of the office when needed.


Qualifications:

  * Capacity to quickly grasp the nature of IFC's TA operations (why IFC does
    TA, the rationale and details of each project, the role of donors, the IFC
    people involved, etc.), and IFC's broader activities (its mission,
    investments, key IFC staff, etc.). The ability to prove a good
    understanding
    of all these items will be one of the primary measures of success.
  * Fluency in Uzbek, Russian and English
  * Excellent organizational, written, analytical and computer skills.
  * Demonstrated ability to be part of an effective team environment with a
    high degree of motivation, flexibility, and reliability.

JOBS- Three Positions with the Open Society Institute Central Eurasia Project

Posted by: Virginia Moracho <VMoracho(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 1 Nov 2001

OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE

The Open Society Institute (OSI) is a private operating and grantmaking
foundation, active in more than 50 countries worldwide,  that develops and
implements a wide range of programs in civil society, education, media,
public health and human and women's rights, as well as social, legal, and
economic reform.   OSI seeks candidates for the following positions.
Competitive salary and full benefit package.  Send resume and cover letter
to:  Open Society Institute, Human Resources, 400 West 59th Street, New
York, N.Y. 10019.  Fax:  (212) 548-4607.  No telephone inquiries, please.
Kindly reference job code indicated for each position.  EOE.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OPEN SOCIETY GEORGIA FOUNDATION
Tbilisi, Georgia

Working under the supervision of a local board of directors and the Director
of the Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute - New York, the
Executive Director will be based in Tbilisi, Georgia and will serve as a
liaison between OSI - N.Y. and Georgian governmental institutions,
non-governmental and international organizations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  * Developing operating and grant-giving programs and strategies for their
    implementation;
  * Developing mechanisms for disseminating information about OSI's small
    grants and scholarship programs, soliciting proposals and making
    recommendations for funding to OSI - New York;
  * Identifying and recruiting candidates for graduate study in the U.S. and
    Europe in law, political science and journalism;
  * Recruiting, training and supervising local program and administrative
staff;
  * Developing and overseeing the annual budget;
  * Ensuring and monitoring compliance with IRS expenditure responsibility
    procedures.

Requirements:

Applicants should be fluent English speakers with fluency in Russian and/or
Georgian and have 4+ years NGO management and 2+ years work experience in
the former Soviet Union.  Experience working with a board, as well as strong
financial management, organizational, interpersonal and writing are
necessary.  BA required, Masters preferred.  Position involves extensive
travel within the country and occasional travel within the OSI network in
Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Code:  GEORGIA.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SOROS FOUNDATION KAZAKHSTAN
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Working under the supervision of a local board of directors and the Director
of the Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute - New York, the
Executive Director will be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan and will serve as a
liaison between OSI - N.Y. and Kazakh governmental institutions,
non-governmental and international organizations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  * Developing operating and grant-giving programs and strategies for their
    implementation;
  * Developing mechanisms for disseminating information about OSI's small
    grants and scholarship programs, soliciting proposals and making
    recommendations for funding to OSI - New York;
  * Identifying and recruiting candidates for graduate study in the U.S. and
    Europe in law, political science and journalism;
  * Recruiting, training and supervising local program and administrative
staff;
  * Developing and overseeing the annual budget;
  * Ensuring and monitoring compliance with IRS expenditure responsibility
    procedures.

Requirements:

Applicants should be fluent English speakers with fluency in Russian and/or
Kazakh and have 4+ years NGO management and 2+ years work experience in the
former Soviet Union.  Experience working with a board, as well as strong
financial management, organizational, interpersonal and writing are
necessary.  BA required, Masters preferred.  Position involves extensive
travel within the country and occasional travel within the OSI network in
Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Code:  KAZAKH.


PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, EURASIA POLICY FORUM
CENTRAL EURASIA PROJECT OF THE OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE (OSI)
New York Office

The Central Eurasia Project (CEP) of the Open Society Institute was created
in 1996.  CEP is a policy center, grantmaking  program and foundation
liaison hub that promotes better understanding of the nations of the south
Caucasus and Central Asia.  The Eurasia Policy Forum identifies and
addresses emerging policy issues that have an impact on the development of
open societies in the south Caucasus and Central Asia region.    The Program
Associate will work closely with CEP policy staff to coordinate all Eurasia
Policy Forum activities and serve as the leading staff person on this
project.  The duration of this position will be 18 months.

Responsibilities:

  * Serve as primary coordinator of all Eurasia Policy Forum activities;
  * write periodic reports culminating in two final policy reports: one of
    approximately 100 pages (25,000 words) and one summary of approximately 25
    pages (7500 words);
  * work with Director of CEP, Program Officer, Advisory Group to cultivate
    ideas for policy forum research, advocacy, and activity;
  * draft concept documents;
  * devise and manage budget;
    identify, contact, and interview potential advisory board members and
    consultants;
  * manage research process;
  * work with CEP policy team to construct policy priorities and strategies;
  * perform outreach to the policy community;
  * monitor relevant current events and establish strategic activities in
    response;
  * serve as primary point of contact for all advisory board members, working
    group members, authors of papers, CEP staff, and relevant parties;
  * and arrange for the publication of documents, coordinate distribution and
    promotion.

Requirements:

  * Advanced degree in economics, political science, area studies, or law;
  * knowledge of and experience in energy field and the Caspian Basin
    preferable;
  * Russian and/or Caucasian and/or Central Asian language skills a plus.

Code:  CEP/FORUM.

JOB- Asst. Prof. in Modern History of Central Asia, University of Michigan

Posted by: Alexander Knysh <alknysh(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 4 Oct 2001


Pending approval, the Department of History and the Department of Near
Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan invite applications for a
tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the modern history of Central Asia.
The successful candidate will teach a variety of introductory survey courses
on the history and culture of Central Asia from the post-Mongol period (16th
century) up to the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the creation of
newly independent Central Asian states. He/she will participate in the
teaching of introductory to upper-level courses on the comparative history
of Eurasian empires and on modern and current religious and ethnic movements
and conflicts in the area. The appointee will also teach graduate seminars
on his/her field of specialization and train and guide graduate students
specializing in the modern history and anthropology of the area. Preference
will be given to candidates with demonstrated proficiency in at least two
languages of the area and first-hand knowledge of its societies, cultures,
archives and academic institutions. Knowledge of Russian and/or Chinese will
be an advantage. Candidates from disciplinary fields other than history
(e.g., anthropology, sociology and political science) will also be
considered as long as their work includes a clear historical dimension.
Applications, including three letters of reference, evidence of teaching and
research and syllabi of prospective courses, should be send to: Chair,
Central Asian Search Committee, Department of Near Eastern Studies, The
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285, tel. 734-764-0314. Review
of applications will begin on January 1, 2002, and will continue until the
position is filled.  The University of Michigan is nondiscriminatory,
affirmative action Employer.

JOB- Junior Achievement International, Consultant, Almaty

Posted by: Sam Taylor <sam(a)jaintl.org>
Posted: 9 Oct 2001


Career Opportunity
Junior Achievement International NIS-Former Soviet Republics

Junior Achievement International is looking for a consultant to work on a
2-year contract basis to be based in Almaty Kazakhstan.  Following the
two-year contract, full time employment will be a consideration. As contract
labor, the candidate is responsible for his/her own payment of taxes and
benefits. A package plan including compensation, housing and moving expenses
will be negotiated.

Duties of the Regional Representative include, but are not limited to:

1. Serve as liaison between JAI and the JA organizations in the defined region.
2. Provide guidance and service to the following countries:  Armenia,
    Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Moldova, Kazakhstan,
    Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
3. Provide assistance to the regional JAI Member Nation in areas of
    fundraising, programs, board development, etc.
4. Oversee establishment of regional office.
5. Plan and implement regional training and cross border projects.
6. Secure funding to sustain regional office and regional projects.
7. Implement JAI's Quality Accreditation Program.

The person selected would be required to live in Kazakhstan during the
contract term.

It would be desirable for the person selected to have previous JA
experience, fundraising expertise and speak multiple languages used in the
region as well as English.  Currently there is no support staff budgeted, so
the individual should be self-motivated, computer literate, and web savvy.
Strong written and oral communication skills are a must.  Salary Range is
negotiable depending on related experience and salary history.  Travel is
required 30% - 50% of the time


Interested parties should submit a letter and resume by email Not Later than
October 30, 2001 to:

Sam Taylor
Chief Operating Officer
sam(a)jaintl.org
Junior Achievement International


Background

Junior Achievement International is the world's largest and fastest-growing
provider of business education programs.  In 1989, as a department of Junior
Achievement Inc., Junior Achievement International served programs in 15
countries.  Today, as a separate entity, Junior Achievement International is
reaching students in 112 countries. Through a combination of private sector
contributions, foundation support and international development agency
grants, the Member Nations of Junior Achievement International are now
providing high quality courses to approximately two million students outside
the USA each year.

The mission of Junior Achievement International is:  "To recognize and serve
Member Nations that develop and implement economic education programs for
young people through a partnership between business and education.  The
programs are implemented by Member Nations to help young people gain an
understanding of:

  - the importance of market-driven economies;
  - the role of business in a global economy;
  - the commitment of business to environmental and social issues;
  - the commitment of business to operate in an ethical manner;
  - the relevance of education in the workplace; and,
  - the impact of economics on their future.

With the growing needs of Member Nations and increasing requests from other
countries for our programs and services, Junior Achievement International is
exploring ways to reach more young people more efficiently.  To accomplish
this task, Junior Achievement International is proposing the establishment
of a regional office in either Singapore or Hong Kong to serve the JA
countries in Asia.

There are currently four JAI regional offices in operation: (1) Abidjan,
Cote d'Ivoire representing Francophone Africa; (2) Amman, Jordan
representing the Middle East; (3) Brussels, Belgium representing Western
Europe and (4) Zlin, Czech Republic representing Central/Eastern Europe.
These regional offices are funded from self- generated regional resources.
We expect each regional office to be self-sustaining.  Efforts are currently
underway to open regional offices in the Asia Pacific and South Asia.  We
are also in the process of assessing the need for regional offices in Latin
America and Southern Africa.

Role of the Regional Office

The JA Regional office will be responsible for serving Junior Achievement
offices within its geographical area and will assist Junior Achievement
International in meeting the needs of its Member Nations. Specific
activities may include:

1) conferences to share information;
2) training for staff, board and teachers;
3) student competitions (Banks in Action and Hewlett-Packard Global Business
   Challenge);
4) trade fairs and student conferences;
5) joint programs such as GLOBE, which involve staff and students in other
   countries;
6) student exchanges;
7) guidance and counseling for countries that want to start new JA programs;
   and,
8) bringing about awareness of the JA mission and structure to corporate and
   government leaders.

Rationale for Establishing a JA Regional Office

1) Rapid response to Member Nations in the region -- The JA regional office
will be able to quickly serve the JA countries within its territory.  Orders
for supplies and requests for JAI background and promotional materials would
be provided more effectively than is currently the case.

2) Cultural and language similarities -- With cultural and language
similarities, the regional office will be able to communicate more
efficiently with Member Nation offices in different areas.  New JA programs
and materials can be translated and distributed to the field more quickly.
With the regional office as a liaison between Junior Achievement
International and the field, closer ties will be established among Member
Nation offices in the region, as well as between Junior Achievement
International and the Member Nations.

3) Cooperation in fundraising - The regional office will perform fundraising
activities for Member Nations in its territory.  Proximity to Member Nation
offices will afford the regional office familiarity with the specific needs
of each Member Nation office.  In addition, since the regional office is
located in the general operating areas of multinational corporations with
regional representatives, it will know which businesses are influential in
the region.  This familiarity with both the needs of the programs and the
corporate players in the region will place the regional office in a better
position for raising funds specific to the programs in that region.  The
regional office will, therefore, directly benefit the offices in its
territory as well as assist Junior Achievement International in obtaining
the much-needed funds for international programs.

4) Board development - As with fundraising, proximity to JA programs and
influential business leaders in its area will give the regional office an
advantage in board development.  By targeting the multinational corporations
that play an important role, the regional office can approach presidents and
CEOs and invite them to meetings to observe the successes of JA programs in
the region, encouraging them to join the boards of directors for JA offices
in the area.  We also propose seating a regional advisory board composed of
prominent business leaders to provide guidance and direction to the regional
office.

5) Arrangement of travel, exchanges and board meetings - Travel and
transportation to and from Member Nation offices in the region will be more
easily arranged by a regional office than by Junior Achievement
International attempting to communicate with offices that are often
difficult to reach by fax or phone.

6) Assistance in establishing new Member Nation offices - Junior Achievement
International receives dozens of requests on a regular basis from
individuals and organizations that want JA programs in their countries.  The
JA regional office can respond to these requests and assist in setting-up
these new offices.  By providing information, training, interpretation of
the legal aspects of creating an office, and by assisting in fundraising and
board development the regional office will be instrumental in helping Member
Nations reach more students.

7) Innovative new JA course - Junior Achievement International has developed
innovative programs to supplement Member Nations core programs including
Banks in Action, National and Regional MESE contest, the Hewlett-Packard
Global Business Challenge, TTBiz, GLOBE, The Marmon Group Global Trade
Institute.  Currently in developmental stages are the One Page Business Plan
web classroom and global contest, the ethics web classroom and global
contest and Personal Financial Literacy.  The JA regional office will be
able to provide the instructional models for all Junior Achievement courses
and work with each Member Nation on training requirements to implement the
courses.  The regional office will be able to draw on the expertise in the
region and from Junior Achievement International headquarters to assist
Member Nations in selecting courses that are most appropriate for their
countries, sharing R&D if you will.

8) Regional events - The regional office can play an important role in
organizing conferences, student competitions and joint programs for the
region.  Oftentimes, it is more cost-effective to hold regional training
courses for staff and teachers.

In summary, the JA regional office will serve as an extension of the Junior
Achievement International staff to provide more timely, culturally sensitive
and efficient services to the Junior Achievement International Member
Nations in the region.

[Forwarded from: nisjobs]

JOBS- Peer Review Selection Committee Members/Temporary Consultants

Posted by: Kaia Benson <kbenson(a)irex.org>
Posted: 18 Oct 2001


POSITION LOCATION: Varies


ABOUT IREX: The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is an
international nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of
knowledge. Central to its mission is the empowering of individuals and
institutions to participate meaningfully in civil society. IREX administers
programs between the United States and Eastern Europe, the New Independent
States (NIS), Asia, and the Near East.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: IREX seeks qualified American experts to serve as peer
review selection committee members for various programs administered by
IREX. The consultants will take part in the selection process by reading,
scoring and ranking applications submitted by US and NIS citizens as well as
possibly interviewing candidates for participation in these programs.

IREX will provide a small honorarium to selected consultants.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidates should possess:

  - US Citizenship.

  - Expertise in the New Independent States (NIS), Central and Eastern Europe
   (CEE), Turkey and/or Iran.

  - Experience working with at least one of the following: International
    development agencies, nongovernmental organizations, universities, think
    tanks, governmental agencies, and/or private sector.

  - Expertise in the social sciences, humanities and/or policy-related fields
    including, but not limited to:
  * American Studies
  * Business Administration and Development
  * City Planning and Urban Studies
  * Civic Education
  * Conflict Resolution
  * Criminal Justice
  * Cultural Anthropology
  * Curriculum Development
  * Demography
  * Distance Education
  * Economics
  * Education
  * Educational Policy
  * Energy Issues
  * Environment
  * Ethics
  * Foreign Policy
  * Geography
  * Government Studies
  * History
  * Human Rights
  * Information Technology
  * International Relations
  * Journalism and Communications
  * Labor Relations
  * Law
  * Law Enforcement
  * Leadership Studies
  * Library and Information Science
  * Management
  * Media
  * Military/Security Issues
  * NGO Development and Management
  * Philosophy
  * Political Science
  * Psychology
  * Public Administration
  * Public Health
  * Public Policy
  * Social Work
  * Sociology
  * University Administration
  * Women's Studies

  - Knowledge of NIS and/or CEE languages is preferred.

Please submit a resume and cover letter specifiying your regional interests
and field of expertise to: IREX/HR, AER/SS, hr(a)irex.org, fax (202) 628-8189.

No phone calls please. EOE.

UPDATE- Position in Modern Central Asian History

Posted by: Alexander Knysh <alknysh(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 18 Oct 2001


Dear Colleagues:

We regret to inform you that the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
at the University of Michigan has denied our position request in Modern
Central Asian History.  The College Executive Committee encouraged us to
re-submit our request in the next year, when a number of relevant
appointments in the field of South East Asian Studies are in place.  So,
there is still hope that our position request will be approved in a year
from now.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sincerely,

Alexander Knysh
Chair, the Department of Near Eastern Studies
Fred Cooper, Chair, the History Department
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

JOBS- Uzbek Linguists, AllWorld Language Consultants

Posted by: Mojisola Ojumu <moji(a)alcinc.com>
Posted: 27 Sep 2001


ALC is currently recruiting experienced Uzbek linguists that meet the
following qualifications:

  * Must be a US Citizen
  * Must have been granted or be able to obtain a minimum of a DoD SECRET
    security clearance  (no Felony record)
  * English ability must be at a minimum of a ninth grade US High School level
  * Must have a valid US Driver's license (issued by any State) and obtain an
    International Driver's license
  * Recommend you have a US issued Tourist Passport although not required (we
    will process you for an Official US Passport)

If you meet the following qualifications and you're interested please send
an updated resume by email to Humanresources(a)alcinc.com or fax to 301-881-6877.

Mojisola Ojumu
Production Manager
AllWorld Language Consultants, Inc.
172 Rollins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20782
Tel: 301-881-8884 X 114
Fax: 301-881-6877

JOBS- Central Asian Linguists, World Language Resources

Posted by: Jamie Williamson <jwilli65(a)tampabay.rr.com>
Posted: 27 Sep 2001


Worldwide Language Resources, Inc.
449 Upton Rd
Andover, ME 04216
(207) 392-1403
www.wwlr.com


RECRUITMENT OF CENTRAL ASIAN LINGUISTS

Worldwide Language Resources, Inc. (WLR) is seeking native linguists for the
following Central Asian languages:

Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Dari, Urdu, Turkmen, Uzbek, Russian

Positions are available in the US and overseas
US Citizenship required for SECRET level security clearances
Positions are also available for non-US citizens
Current or previous security clearance highly desirable
Native Language Fluency / English functional ability

Positions available for:

Language Instructors, Interpreters, Translators, Analysts, CI / HUMINT, Area
Experts, Liaison Elements, Transcription Technicians, Interceptors

Send resumes in MS Word format to jwilli65(a)tampabay.rr.com  Annotate
citizenship status.

James M. Williamson
Director, Special Projects
WLR, Inc.

(813) 960-5075 voice
(207) 392-1404 fax

JOB- Counterpart Consortium, Legal Consultant, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Dinara Mirzakarimova <dinara(a)CPART.UZ>
Posted: 24 Sep 2001


COUNTERPART CONSORTIUM
Program of Civil Society and NGO Development in the Central Asia Region
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)

seeks

a Legal Consultant

Duties and Responsibilities:

  * Represent the organization and oversee program activities for Uzbekistan
    working from the Tashkent office;
  * Consult Regional Director and staff of ICNL on various legal issues
    affecting NGOs in Uzbekistan;
  * Assist with drafting recommendations for NGO legislation;
  * Provide comparative analysis and reviews of NGO legislation;
  * Keep track of and gather information on the development of legislation
    related to the NGO sector;
  * Make and maintain appropriate contacts with Governmental and
    parliamentary leaders who affect and/or cooperate with NGOs;
  * Assist international organizations (primarily USAID) in their work on the
    development of legal framework for the NGO sector in Uzbekistan;
  * Act as a liaison between ICNL and key NGOs;

Qualifications

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

  * Knowledge of political and economic situation in Uzbekistan;
  * Excellent computer skills.

E-mail resume to dinara(a)cpart.uz or ICNLcoord(a)cpart.kz
or fax at (99871) 169-16-41 by October 8, 2001.

JOB- Kurgan-Tyube Base Coordinator, ACTED Tajikistan

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)gmu.edu>
Posted: 21 Sep 2001


Job Title Base Coordinator

Organisation ACTED (http://www.acted.org)

Job Location Tajikistan (Kurgan-Tyube)

Closing date 05 Oct 2001

Job Description and qualifications:

Qualifications required:
  - Project management experience
  - Experience in project design and proposal development
  - Excellent report writing skills
  - Excellent skills in written and oral English
  - Proven capabilities in leadership required
  - 2 years minimum in a comparable position
  - Extensive fundraising and representational experience
  - Strong management, planning, staff development and training skills
  - Strong negotiation and interpersonal abilities
  - Strong writing and programme development skills

Post profile

The position is based in Kurgan Tyube city, Khatlon province. Security
situation is relatively safe. Medical facilities are available.

The base coordinator of ACTED-Kurgan Tyube is responsible for:

  - managing the human and cash resources of the office. They are about 100
    staff.
  - overseeing the development and the implementation of the projects in the
    province, maximize sustainable impact for the beneficiaries.
  - securing funding for office initiatives. This position will maintain
    relationships with the local authorities, donors and others NGOs to
promote
    objectives of ACTED in the province.

The challenge for the co-ordinator would be to work within a sensitive
political context

Applications for this position should be sent to:

jobs(a)acted.org

JOBS- Teaching Positions at KIMEP, Almaty

Posted by: Lyazzat Zhunisbekova <lyazzat(a)kimep.kz>
Posted: 19 Sep 2001


Kazakhstan Institute of Management,
Economics, and Strategic Research (KIMEP)
Under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Invites applications for TEACHING POSITIONS in the fields of:
Economics, Political Science / Public Administration, Journalism / Mass
Communication, Business Administration (Marketing, Information Technology,
Accounting / Finance, Management).

Ideal candidates will have:
  - a Ph.D degree in a relevant field preferably from a Western university
    with research and teaching experience
  - excellent English and communications skills

KIMEP is a leading academic institution in the CIS, and offers graduate and
undergraduate degrees in the areas of business, arts, and social sciences.
It maintains exchange programs with a number of academic institutions in the
USA, Korea, and Europe.  Visit our web-site for details: www.kimep.kz

Please send your resume with a cover letter
by November 15, 2001 to the following address:

Dr. M.H. Rahman
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Off. 103, 2 Abai Av.
Almaty 480100
Republic of Kazakhstan
Tel.: (7-3272) 64-23-78, 64-07-78
Fax: (7-3272) 54-11-01, 64-27-01;
E-mail: rahman(a)kimep.kz


inal master's
degrees.

-NEW- Grants for one to three months are now available to master's level
students for research on policy relevant theses or equivalent projects.

Deadline:  November 1, 2001

For more information, please see the IREX web site at:
http://www.irex.org/programs/iaro/index.htm


RUSSIAN-US YOUNG LEADERSHIP FELLOWS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAM

Fully funded, one-year fellowships for non-degree graduate-level academic
programs in the field of Russian area studies, including course work in
conflict resolution, economics, government studies, history, international
relations, and political science at universities throughout the Russian
Federation. The program also includes a public service component and a
professional internship.

Deadline:  November 30, 2001

For more information, please see the IREX web site at:
http://www.irex.org/programs/ylf/index.htm


CASPIAN SEA REGIONAL POLICY SYMPOSIUM

IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson Center for International
Scholars, will hold a symposium for senior and junior US scholars to discuss
a variety of political, economic, historical, and cultural topics related to
the Caspian Sea Region. Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national
competition. Applications must demonstrate a commitment to continued study,
research, and work on and with the countries of the Caspian Sea Region. The
symposium is scheduled for Spring 2002 in the Washington, DC area.

Deadline: December 1, 2001

For more information please see the IREX web site at:
http://www.irex.org/programs/caspian-sea/index.htm


REGIONAL SCHOLAR EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Grants of up to nine months for US university faculty and scholars at early
stages of their careers, advanced graduate students, and associate
professors to conduct independent research in the humanities and social
sciences at institutions in the NIS. All research proposals must demonstrate
relevance to the political, economic, social, legal, educational,
historical, and philosophical challenges facing the NIS or the United States
and show how their research will contribute to the advancement of higher
education.

Deadline: January 15, 2002

The web page for the Regional Scholar Exchange Program is currently being
updated.


SHORT-TERM TRAVEL GRANTS PROGRAM

Grants of up to $3,000 for up to two months of travel to Eastern Europe and
the NIS for postdoctoral scholars and professionals with terminal degrees
who do not require administrative support from IREX. These projects in the
social sciences and humanities should demonstrate academic merit and
relevance and contribute to the body of knowledge on these regions through
the dissemination of research results. Limited funding is available for
travel to Turkey and Iran for cross-regional research in the humanities.


Deadline: February 1, 2002

For more information, please see the IREX web site at:
http://www.irex.org/programs/stg/index.htm


JOHN J. AND NANCY LEE ROBERTS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

A single grant of up to $50,000 for research projects lasting up to 18
months. This program supports cutting-edge research in the social sciences
in Eastern Europe, the NIS, China, Mongolia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
and Iran for scholars with PhD or equivalent terminal degrees. Collaborative
research programs involving international colleagues are strongly encouraged.

Deadline: April 15, 2002

For more information, please see the IREX web site at:
http://www.irex.org/programs/roberts/index.htm


BLACK AND CASPIAN SEA COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM

Grants of up to $25,000 to a collaborative team of graduate and/or
postgraduate scholars conducting research for up to one year, focusing on
issues of practical relevance and current interest to academic, corporate,
and policymaking communities. The collaborative team must consist of a
minimum of three people: at least one US citizen or permanent resident and
at least two citizens and current residents of two different countries of
the Black and Caspian Sea region at the time of application.

Deadline: May 1, 2002

For more information, please see the IREX web site at:
http://www.irex.org/programs/black-caspian-sea/index.htm


Eligibility requirements vary by program. Please contact IREX for
applications and further information on these and other programs.
Applications may be downloaded from the web sites.

IREX
1616 H Street, NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Tel: 202-628-8188
Fax: 202-628-8189
E-mail: <irex(a)irex.org>

JOB- International Consultant for Center for Economic Research, Tashkent

Posted by: Izamova Elvira <elvira(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 19 Sep 2001


Center for Economic Research in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) is seeking for an
international consultant for a short term assignment. For details please
look at the Terms of Reference:

Terms of Reference for an International Consultant(s)

PROJECT TITLE: Center for Economic and Social Studies
PROJECT NUMBER: UZB/97/008
TYPE of ASSIGNMENT: Development Operations Manual for CER
DURATION of the MISSION: 2-3 weeks
DUTY STATION: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Background

The current system of organization and financing of scientific research in
post soviet countries does not promote the efficient use of financial
resources allocated for research activities as well as impedes the process
of economic analysis, and creates low motivation for research activity.

The Government of Uzbekistan jointly with UNDP has set up a Center for
Economic Research, aiming at the new institution modality to be developed
and piloted. In line with the above the Center for Economic Research has
initiated the activities with the aim to prepare a concept paper on
reforming the system of management and financing of applied social studies;
to develop the legislative package and internal procedures on the new
institution modality; to pilot the new modality and procedures on the CER
basis. So far the CER staff has prepared some draft internal procedures.

The Center is successfully executing the World Bank funded training programs
on capacity building. 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 expand its educational programs in view of
further institutional and organizational development of CER as a research
and educational institution.

General Objective

Improvement in financing and management of economic research and training.

Specific objectives

(a) production of the basic features of further institutional and
organizational development of CER as a research and educational institution;

(b) development of an effective systems and internal procedures for CER.

Main tasks

Under the overall guidance of the Project Manager, and in collaboration with
research coordinator the Consultant or a tram of consultants is expected:

  a. To suggest the ways of ensuring the Center's sustainability clearly
determining the place of the Center in Policy formulation, capacity building
and raising public awareness indicating activities, outputs, outcomes and
indicators required;

  b. To review the institutional framework of CER for its efficient
operations within the niche chosen and draft a Resolution including new
tasks to be fulfilled by the Center viewing to achieve sustainability;

  c. To advise on the schemes of CER operations (the scheme of funding, the
scheme of attracting individual specialists, the scheme of arranging the
research and training activities, the scheme of interaction among the CER
units etc.)

  d. To develop a CER Operations manual and the basic procedures as a part of
this Manual, including, but not limited to: Organization structure of CER;
Job descriptions and qualification requirements for the main positions; Job
grading and salary structure system; Recruitment procedure for CER staff and
Terms and Conditions for their recruitment, including termination; Procedure
for engaging individual consultants (foreign and local) and Terms and
Conditions of their engagement; Procedure for engagement of companies to
provide consulting services; Pricing of the assignments; Standard contracts
for procurement of services, goods and works. Etc.

The Consultant(s) is also expected

a. To outline the ways of piloting a new research institution modality
    using the above procedures and elaborate relevant recommendations;

Outputs:

a. a report covering the items in the objective and the main tasks;
b. CER Operations Manual
c. A roundtable discussion on the recommendations prepared;

Implementation arrangements:

a. During his work in Tashkent the Consultant(s) will work in the premises
    of CER using the equipment and the facilities of the Center;

b. The Consultant(s) meets the stakeholders both in the government and
    UNDP, talks with national experts, counterparts and all involved parties.

Qualifications

The Consultant(s) should have a strong academic background, particularly in
the areas of science management and/or of policy development with a focus on
transferring innovative know-how. The Consultant(s) should have experience
in the program formulation and/or evaluation. Proficiency in English
(knowledge of Uzbek or Russian languages is an asset). Computer skills;
Practical sense and willingness to do what is necessary to get things going.

Expression of interest

Expressions of Interest, together with brief CV, should be faxed or E-mailed
to:

Bakhodur Eshonov - Project Manager
E-mail: Bakhodur(a)CER.Uz (cc to Matluba(a)cer.uz)
Tel. (998 71) 67-06-05; 67-93-09; 67-93-13; 67-05-26
Fax  (998 71) 67-05-64

JOB- Project Manager, Tajikistan Agribusiness Farmer Ownership Model

Posted by: Natalya Trekhleb <ntrekhleb(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 14 Sep 2001


TERMS OF REFERENCE

PROJECT MANAGER
Tajikistan Agribusiness Farmer Ownership Model

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, promotes sustainable private sector
investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve
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 in partnership with the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs
(SECO) and in close coordination with the World Bank.

The Project Manager, based in Dushanbe, will facilitate and provide the
overall management of a technical assistance effort alongside an investment
project. The goal of the project is to promote the development of the cotton
sector in Tajikistan through the demonstration effect of an investment in a
farmer owned cotton cooperative (Farmer Ownership Model - FOM). The Project
Manager must be knowledgeable of the cotton industry and understand the
agricultural supply chain in Tajikistan. Good general knowledge of
agricultural production, processing, channels of distribution, agricultural
credit structures and legislative reform are required. The Project Manager
must ensure investment, donor and project objectives in Tajikistan are
achieved.

Responsibilities:
  * Set up the project's office and recruit a team of local experts.
  * Manage and evaluate the project team and ensure training.
  * Formulate project strategy, necessary tasks, define priorities and ensure
    implementation of project tasks by the team.
  * Build up contacts with government, financial institutions, donors and
    foreign investors, including cultivating relations with banking structures
    and foreign and local corporate entities.
  * Formulate the project budget, approve all expenditures and ensure
    compliance with the World Bank and donor regulations.
  * Prepare reports to IFC, donors and management as required.
  * Define new project directions, develop proposals and negotiate with
    donors on new funding.
  * Coordinate activities with other Agricultural Projects in Tajikistan.
  * Provide insight, advice and direction of the project in all aspects and
    spheres mentioned above.

Scope: The Project Manager is responsible for a budget of approximately
$750,000 and managing up to 40 staff in project offices. He/she coordinates
the work of project teams carrying out various functions of the project such
as social monitoring, information campaign, training, legal compliance
tracking etc. He/she is the primary representative of the project and IFC at
meetings with various donors and maintains routine contact with senior
government officials to update them on progress of agribusiness initiatives.

Qualifications:
  * Master's degree in agriculture, economics or business.
  * Five years senior management experience.
  * Experience in company management highly desirable.
  * Experience in agriculture or agricultural projects recommended, with
    particular focus on the cotton sector.
  * Excellent command of the English language. Russian and/or Tajik language
    skills are desirable.

Please submit applications to Ms. Natalya Trekhleb by e-mail: NTrekhleb(a)ifc.org

JOB- Director, Tibet Information Network

Posted by: John Bray <JNBray(a)aol.com>
Posted: 3 Sep 2001


POST OF DIRECTOR - TIBET INFORMATION NETWORK

Tibet Information Network (TIN) is an independent, non-governmental
organisation and UK-registered charity, based in London, with research staff
in the UK and South Asia. It is the main source of independent news and
analysis on civil and political rights and on social, economic and cultural
developments in today's Tibet. Following a successful term of nearly four
years, the current  Director, Richard Oppenheimer, plans to move on before
the end of this year, and TIN's Trustees are looking for a new Director.

The Director sets TIN's policies and strategies in cooperation with the TIN
Trustees. She/he develops TIN's budgets and ensures completion of agreed
workplans. The Director is responsible for TIN's research (topics,
methodologies) carried out by staff and outside consultants and has overall
responsibility for TIN's publications (news updates, books, electronic
material, etc). She/he is responsible for the management of staff and
volunteers in accordance with the policies set by the Trustees and plays a
leading role in TIN's fundraising strategies and activities. As  necessary,
the Director delegates responsibility for specific areas of work to relevant
TIN staff.

The successful candidate will have expertise on modern Tibet and an
excellent understanding of the political and social situation in China. They
will have experience of managing teams of professionals, of developing and
implementing strategic plans, and of managing tight budgets. They will have
strong editorial skills, experience of the media and of contacts with
representatives of governments, international organisation or NGOs. They
will show ability to lead TIN's fundraising activities. They will have
experience of working under high pressure and of managing conflicting
priorities.

The salary package will be according to skills and experience.Candidates
must  have permission to work in the UK. Interested candidates may request a
more detailed job description and person specification by emailing John
Bray, Chair of TIN Trustees, at this address: JNBray(a)aol.com. Further
information on TIN's activities and publications is available on TIN's
website www.tibetinfo.net.

Deadline for applications: 24 September 2001. Please send a CV and a cover
letter, by email or post, to John Bray, Chair of TIN Trustees, Central
Lodge, 55B Central Hill, London SE19 1BS, United Kingdom. Email:
JNBray(a)aol.com.

JOB- Uzbekistan Development Gateway, Asst. Content Coordinator

Posted by: Izamova Elvira <elvira(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 24 Aug 2001


Uzbekistan Development Gateway (UzDG) Project is seeking for the candidate
to occupy position of assistant of UzDG content coordinator.

Duty station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Duration: 4 months subject to the satisfactory performance during initial 1
months with the possible extension over the period of Project implementation

Expected date for entry on duty-3 September 2001

Program context

Uzbekistan Development Gateway Project initiated by the World Bank is
envisioned as a core instrument of the country's comprehensive development
by means of ICT and a bridgehead for coordination of regional, national and
international programs and initiatives. UzDG will foster Internet
development in Uzbekistan by creating awareness about benefits of Internet
related technologies and raising professional level of Internet applications
development. The main purpose of UzDG is to empower local stakeholders to
use the Internet as a preferred cost-effective tool of doing business
through e-commerce, e-procurement, e-marketing, e-training, knowledge
sharing, virtual offices etc.

Post profile

In consultation with Content Coordinator and in cooperation with national
experts, the incumbent performs the following services: National Consultant
shall perform the role of content counselor in the UzDG in Uzbekistan in the
supervision of Content Coordinator

Key tasks and responsibilities

1. Assistance in development of strategies of contents of Internet portal.
    Specifically:
    a. Obtaining up-to-day information concerning Uzbekistan and its
       political, social, cultural and economic affairs;
    b. Collecting necessary materials concerning current condition;
    c. Attaining data and thorough analysis of collected information for
       filling the Internet portal;
    d. Research and analysis of information and news concerning atmosphere
       and condition of reforms and development programs in Uzbekistan.
    e. Research and analysis of information and news concerning atmosphere
       and condition of reforms and development programs in Uzbekistan.
    f. Collecting, analysis and posting of price information on commodities
       markets and stock markets.

2. Organization of partnership in development of content of Internet portal:
    a. Act as a liaison between Uzbekistan Development Gateway Research Group
       and governmental, donor organizations in Uzbekistan to conduct
       necessary
       meetings and collect information.
    b. Information research from various sources: newspapers, journals,
       magazines, state and scientific papers, research materials prepared by
       other institutions, Internet and etc.
3. Participation in discussion of informational projects and contents of
    Internet portal.

Required skills and competencies

a. Advanced university degree in appropriate area
b. At least 5 years experience in the appropriate area
c. Ability to use information technology as a tool and resource
d. Fluency written and spoken English, Russian and Uzbek with Latin literacy

Please send your resumes on the following e-mail address: elia(a)cer.uz

JOB- Strengthening Human Rights Defenders in Uzbekistan Program

Posted by: Pavel Tchikov <rightsintern(a)freedomhouse.org>
Posted: 25 Jul 2001


Freedom House seeks candidates for its "Strengthening Human Rights Defenders
in Uzbekistan" program.  This temporary trainer position would last
approximately two months (beginning in October, 2001), with stipend and all
travel expenses covered. The position would involve working with several
host human rights organizations in Uzbekistan to provide on-site technical
advice.

Qualifications:

Areas of human rights expertise include:
  - experience setting up and/or maintaining database,
  - human rights monitoring, documentation, and reporting,
  - interviewing techniques,
  - technological assistance, and more general organizational development
    issues.

(The trainer would only need to be experienced in a few but not all
categories.)

Fluency in Russian is required.

All interested parties please respond with cover letter/resume to:

Andy Colburn
Program Officer
Freedom House
1319 18th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-296-5256 (fax)
colburn(a)freedomhouse.org

JOB- ACTED Coordinator, Kurgan-Tyube, Tajikistan

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


Agence d'Aide à la Coopération Technique Et au Développment (ACTED) - France
Location: Tajikistan

Description: Qualifications required:
  - Project management experience
  - Experience in project design and proposal development
  - Excellent report writing skills
  - Excellent skills in written and oral English
  - Proven capabilities in leadership required
  - 2 years minimum in a comparable position
  - Extensive fundraising and representational experience
  - Strong management, planning, staff development and training skills
  - Strong negotiation and interpersonal abilities
  - Strong writing and programme development skills

Post profile

The position is based in Kurgan Tyube city, Khatlon province. Security
situation is relatively safe. Medical facilities are available.

The coordinator of ACTED-Kurgan Tyube is responsible for:
  - managing the human and cash resources of the office. They are about 100
    staff.
  - overseeing the development and the implementation of the projects in the
    province, maximize sustainable impact for the beneficiaries.
  - securing funding for office initiatives. This position will maintain
    relationships with the local authorities, donors and others NGOs to promote
    objectives of ACTED in the province.

The challenge for the co-ordinator would be to work within a sensitive
political context

Contract duration : 6 months minimum

Conditions :
  - Salaried status
  - Salary grade 4 (between 7,000 to 8,500 FRF) according to experience +
    monthly local per diem (200USD)
  - Accommodation, food and transportation ensured by ACTED
  - Repatriation insurances ensured by ACTED


First Contact Details

Name: Christophe Sivillon
Telephone: +33 (0) 1 42 65 33 33
Email: jobs(a)acted.org

JOB- Project Director, Central Asia (Osh), International Crisis Group

Posted by: Blair Blackwell <bblackwell(a)crisisweb.org>
Posted: 6 Jul 2001


JOB DESCRIPTION - Project Director, ICG Central Asia Project

Assignment Location: Osh, Kyrgyzstan, with extensive travel.
Duration: Initial 12-month contract with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities:

The Project Director heads a team of researchers and an office manager in
the ICG Osh Office, reporting to the Asia Program Director and the President
of ICG in Brussels. The Project Director will also work closely with a
US-based advocacy and research director who will help shape research,
advocacy and strategy. The Team is responsible for producing high quality
research, analysis and reporting and the Project Director is responsible for
overseeing this work, contributing to it, and assisting the Team. He/she
will be based in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, for a period of at least 12 months,
conducting research and advocacy work in Central Asia and elsewhere. The
responsibilities include the following:

1) Supervising the research in the production of reports and briefings.
    Tasks include a) working with the team of analysts to formulate and
outline
    reports and briefings, b) providing feedback and answering questions on
    draft reports in progress, c) working closely with the US-based advocacy
    and research director on the project, d) assisting to formulate well
    targeted and formulated policy recommendations, concise and clear
executive
    summaries, and well-tuned reports overall. This includes ensuring that
    reports are completed on a timely basis and to an appropriate standard of
    quality.

2) Supervising personnel, budgetary and administrative matters in the
    operation of the office and the research team. This includes oversight of
    the work of the Project's Office Manager and others in the technical
    matters of gathering and distribution of information, use of information
    technology and production of preliminary and final project reports.

3) Contributing to the advocacy activities of the project, including: a)
    helping to organise and conduct events, b) serving as expert person for
the
    project's advocacy, and c) preparing materials required by ICG for
advocacy
    purposes.

4) Drafting two reports and four briefing papers (or some equivalent
    combination) in the course of the year and conducting the required
research
    in order to prepare these. Research tasks will include fieldwork, and
    gathering and analysis of documentary sources in Russian, English and
    (possibly) local languages.

5) Supervising the translation of reports into Russian or English, and with
    the assistance and of the primary author, ensuring that the translation is
    accurate and of good quality.

6) Working closely and maintaining professional rapport with representatives
    of governments and international and local organisations in gathering
    information, seeking input and feedback, and supporting the
distribution of
    ICG reports.

Qualifications:

1) The successful candidate should either have strong experience as a
    researcher in the social sciences with significant policy experience, or
    should have substantial experience in government, NGOs or the media,
with a
    substantial policy analysis component. Experience in the field of conflict
    prevention is a strong asset. The ability to formulate strong and
    well-targeted policy recommendations is essential.

2) The candidate will ideally have a strong knowledge of Central Asia
    (especially Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan), including experience
    on the ground. Candidates with little experience in Central Asia but
strong
    experience in other parts of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe
will
    also be considered.

3) Language requirements include fluency in English (approximately on the
    level of an educated native speaker) and Russian (conversation and
    reading/writing) for purposes of fieldwork, communication with the team,
    and production of reports. Knowledge of one or more of the following is
    also an advantage: Uzbek, Tajik, Kyrgyz.

4) The candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
    including good public presentation skills, a strong capacity for effective
    teamwork and experience in a supervisory capacity.

5) The candidate must have skills in office and information technology.

Salary of 55,000 US dollars plus housing allowance and emergency medical
coverage. 25 days annual leave.

Cover letter and CV addressing the above-mentioned criteria should be sent to:

Ms. Blair Blackwell
Level 16, 149 Avenue Louise
Brussels B-1050
Belgium
Fax: +32(2)502.50.38
E-mail: bblackwell(a)crisisweb.org

More information about the International Crisis Group is available at
www.crisisweb.org

JOB- Asst./Assoc. Vice President, Indiana Univ./AUK Project

Posted by: IAUNRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 4 Jul 2001


Assistant/Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Liaison to the
Indiana University/AUK Project
American University of Kyrgyzstan (AUK)
Period:  August 15, 2001 - June 15, 2002

The American University of Kyrgyzstan (AUK) and Indiana University (IU) are
seeking a qualified individual to assist the newly appointed Krygyz Vice
President for Academic Affairs and to serve as Project Liaison between
Indiana University and AUK for the AUK Faculty Development and
Administrative Training Program (FDAT).  This program is a multi-year effort
funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs.

The position is located at the American University of Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek,
Kyrgyzstan, a capital city of 600,000+ nestled in the foothills of the Tien
Shan Mountains.  The average monthly salary of residents in Bishkek is about
$80/month.  AUK is a private 4-year undergraduate institution with an
enrollment of approximately 900 students.  About 20% of AUK's enrollment are
international students mainly from other countries of Central Asia.
Instruction at AUK is in Russian, English and Kyrgyz.  While knowledge of
Russian or Krygyz is very beneficial for expatriate staff at AUK, English is
widely spoken at this university-though not elsewhere in Kyrgyzstan.

During the 2001-2002 academic year, AUK will be making the transition from a
Soviet-style curriculum to a credit hour system.  The incumbent in this
position will work with the new Kyrgyz VP for Academic Affairs in
implementing this change including adjustments in administrative planning,
introducing new pedagogical approaches in the classroom, adjusting
scheduling and advising and other changes, as necessary.  The
Assistant/Assoc. VP will provide this and other assistance as needed to the
Academic Affairs VP as well as coordinate the planning and implementation of
IU's exchange activities under its State Department grant with AUK. The
position is for 10-12 months, depending the candidate's availability.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with an individuals' qualifications and
experience.  Compensation for this position, while less than a comparable
position in the US, is high relative to the cost of living in Kyrgyzstan and
would enable the incumbent to make considerable savings.  The position also
includes RT airfare, hotel and per diem between the US and Kyrgyzstan
(including an overnight stop each way), excess baggage allowance, housing, a
daily per diem, visa costs, and evacuation insurance.  Apartments are
equipped with English language cable TV service as well as dial-in email
connections for individuals with laptops.

The minimum qualifications for the position are:

US Citizenship, MA Degree required with possession of a PhD degree
preferred, experience in higher education planning and management,
substantial international experience (preferably in countries of the Former
Soviet Union) and a proven ability to work cooperatively with people of
other cultures.

For additional information:

Charles Reafsnyder
Associate Dean
International Research & Development
201 N. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN  47408

Tel: 812-855-8882
Email: creafsny(a)indiana.edu

Deadline:  July 30, 2001 but applications will be reviewed as they come in.

To apply, please send an expression of interest, an electronic version of
the CV, and the names and contact information for three references.

JOBS- Trainers for NDI, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, etc.

Posted by: Tatiana O'Hara <tohara(a)ndi.org>
Posted: 30 Jun 2001


Trainers - former Soviet Union

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is a
non-profit institution working to strengthen democratic institutions
worldwide by providing practical training to leaders of democratic political
parties, civic groups and legislators.  Information is available at
www.ndi.org.  NDI seeks resident representatives to coordinate training of
either political parties, civic groups or parliamentarians in Russia,
Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan.  Positions are based in Moscow, Kyiv,
Baku and Bishkek.  Working with NDI's Washington office, resident
representatives would design and implement seminars in such areas as
organizational development, communications and strategic planning and
grassroots organizing and advocacy for civic organizations.

Qualifications
  - A minimum of five years of experience in working either with parliaments
or political parties at the state or national level or with politically
active non-governmental organizations.
  - Effective written and oral communication skills.
  - Proven ability to communicate skills and experience to others.
  - Work experience abroad and familiarity with international political
systems and foreign languages desirable.

Please contact Katie Fox at katief(a)ndi.org

JOB- Int'l Finance Corporation, Senior Operations Manager for Central Asia

Posted by: Natalya Trekhleb <ntrekhleb(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 30 Jun 2001


Terms of Reference
International Finance Corporation - Private Enterprise Partnership

Position:       Regional Manager
Project:        Swiss  IFC Central Asia Business Support Partnership
Direct Manager: Senior Operations Manager, Moscow

Job Description:
The IFC Private Enterprise Partnership is seeking a Regional Manager for the
Swiss - IFC Central Asia Business Support Partnership, a 3-year private
sector development initiative for the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. This initiative will be a portfolio of focused
technical assistance (TA) projects that address barriers to business
development, both industry-specific and administrative.

The Central Asia program will leverage the existing portfolio of technical
assistance programs under management by IFC Private Enterprise Partnership
in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and Armenia. The program will also draw
on the expertise of the World Bank Group SME Department which implements
technical assistance programs throughout the world. All program activities
will be carried out in close coordination with the IFC and the World Bank.

Responsibilities:
The Regional Manager will be responsible for representing and promoting the
Partnership activities in Central Asia. While some of the individual
projects will have designated project managers reporting directly to
relevant Senior Operations Managers, the Regional Manager will ensure
coordination amongst all the projects as well as manage a number of
initiatives. Specifically, the Regional Manager will:

  - Develop and maintain strong, senior-level relationships with key
    government officials, donor organizations, and industry participants in
the
    region;
  - Build strong linkages with the staff and programs of IFC and the World
    Bank Group;
  - Monitor regional issues and developments including on-ground realities to
    adjust initiatives accordingly and to inform the development of new
project
    ideas;
  - Coordinate public relations efforts for Partnership projects across the
    region;
  - Serve as a resource for project managers and build sufficient internal
    management depth to support future activities;
  - Take the lead in developing and setting up new partnership initiatives;
  - Ensure IFC's TA work reflects best practice in the region;
  - Coordinate and lead relevant missions with IFC specialists and Swiss
    officials;
  - Deliver operational and financial reporting for the projects within the
    Partnership to the Government of Switzerland.

Qualifications:
  - Exceptional leadership, diplomacy, organizational, and both written and
    verbal communications skills;
  - At least five years experience in government relations and  program
    management, specifically in implementing and monitoring TA in a dynamic
    environment;
  - Prior experience in Central Asia or CIS, specifically in international
    organizations;
  - Knowledge of the Central Asian politics, industry, and culture;
  - Masters degree in relevant discipline (business, economics, international
    relations);
  - Fluent English and Russian language skills are required;
  - Willingness to live and travel throughout Central Asia;
  - Strong enthusiasm for development work;
  - 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. Natalya Trekhleb by fax: (7-095)
755-82-96 or e-mail: NTrekhleb(a)ifc.org

JOB- Strengthening Human Rights Defenders in Uzbekistan Program

Posted by: Pavel Tchikov <slavyanin(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 28 Jun 2001


Freedom House seeks candidates for its "Strengthening Human Rights Defenders
in Uzbekistan" program.  This volunteer/ temporary trainer position would
last approximately two months (beginning in October, 2001), with stipend and
all travel expenses covered. The position would involve working with several
host human rights organizations in Uzbekistan to provide on-site technical
advice.

Qualifications:

Areas of human rights expertise include:
  - Experience setting up and/or maintaining database,
  - Human rights monitoring, documentation, and reporting,
  - Interviewing techniques,
  - Technological assistance, and more general organizational development
    issues.

(The trainer would only need to be experienced in a few but not all
categories.)

Fluency in Russian is required.

All interested parties please respond with cover letter/resume to:

Andy Colburn
Program Officer
Freedom House
1319 18th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-296-5256 (fax)
colburn(a)freedomhouse.org

JOB- Country Director, Open Society Institute - Uzbekistan

Posted by: Virginia Moracho <VMoracho(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 27 Jun 2001


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

REQUIRES:  Fluent English and Russian/Uzbek; 4+ years ngo management; 2+
years work exp. in former Soviet Union; exp. working with a board; strong
financial management, organizational, interpersonal and writing skills; BA
with Masters preferred.  Extensive travel.  Send cover letter/CV to:  Open
Society Institute, Human Resources - Code UZBEK, 400 W. 59th Street, NY, NY
10019, or fax to: (212) 548-4607.


Virginia Moracho
Human Resources Dept.
Open Society Institute

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