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5. Job Opportunities
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JOB- IREX International Student Selection Committee Members

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 24 Sep 2002

 
TITLE: International Student Selection Committee Members
POSITION LOCATION: Varies

About IREX:

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is the
premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education,
independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the
United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

Since its founding in 1968, IREX has supported over 15,000 students,
scholars, policymakers, business leaders, journalists, and other
professionals. IREX serves as a major resource for universities,
governments, and the corporate sector in understanding international
political, social, economic, and business developments.

Summary Of Position:

IREX seeks qualified American experts to serve as selection committee 
members for various international student programs administered by IREX. The 
consultants will take part in the selection process by reading, scoring and 
ranking applications submitted by international citizens as well as possibly 
interviewing candidates overseas for participation in these programs.

IREX will provide a small honorarium to selection committee members.

Qualifications: The successful candidates should possess:

 * US citizenship, currently residing in the US

 * Expertise in or working with students from Eurasia, Europe, the Near
   East, or Asia

 * Experience working with at least one of the following: Universities,
   nongovernmental organizations, think tanks, international development
   agencies, governmental agencies, and/or private sector

 * Expertise in one or more of the following fields:
 - Agriculture
 - American Studies
 - Business Administration and Development
 - Business/Community Relations
 - Business/Government Relations
 - Conflict Resolution
 - Computer Science
 - Corporate Charity Involvement
 - Corporate Communications
 - Criminal Justice
 - Economics
 - Education
 - Educational Policy and Administration
 - Election/Campaign Studies
 - Environmental Policy and Management
 - Ethics
 - Fundraising
 - Government Studies
 - International Relations
 - Journalism and Communications
 - Law
 - Management
 - Media
 - Municipal Management
 - NGO Development and Management
 - Political Science
 - Public Administration
 - Public Policy
 - Public Relations
 - Social Work
 - Social Policy
 - Sociology
 - Small Business Development
 - Tax Policy

Please submit a resume and cover letter specifying your regional interests
and field of expertise to: IREX/PY, <resumes(a)irex.org>, fax (202) 628-8189.
No phone calls please. EOE.

JOB- IREX Deputy Regional Program Manager, Baku

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 23 Sep 2002

 
Title: Deputy Regional Program Manager
Reports to: Regional Program Manager in Tbilisi and Senior Program Officer
   in Washington
Position Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

***US Citizenship Required***

IREX, a nonprofit in international education and training, seeks qualified
professional to fill the position of Deputy Regional Coordinator for the
Internet Access and Training Program (IATP) sponsored by the Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US State Department.

About IREX:
IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is the premier US
nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media,
Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States,
Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia. IREX's mission is to foster
democracy in transitioning societies; strengthen and help internationalize
educational, nongovernmental, and media organizations; support the highest
quality research in the social sciences and humanities; and identify and
train the next generation of leaders by working together with universities,
nongovernmental organizations, foundations, governments, and corporations.

About IREX in the Caucasus:

IREX has had an on-the-ground presence in the Caucasus since 1992, when it
opened its Yerevan, Armenia field office. Offices in Tbilisi, Georgia
followed in 1994, and in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1998. IREX programs in the
region span academic exchanges and advising, Internet access and training,
curriculum reform, and short-term professional training. IREX fosters
excellence in services to internal and external customers and encourages all
staff to continuously improve the systems and processes that are essential
to our work.

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks a qualified professional to fill the position of Deputy Regional
Program Manager for the Internet Access and Training Program (IATP). The
Deputy Regional Program Manager will be based in Baku, Azerbaijan with
substantial travel to Armenia and Georgia. The position requires substantive
experience coordinating international assistance programs with knowledge in
utilizing Internet technology as an educational and training tool. IREX
seeks a minimum one-year commitment.

Qualifications:
 * two-three years experience with international assistance and
   development programs
 * fluency in Russian required, experience in using the Internet and
   integrating information technology resources in professional and 
   educational settings
 * a minimum of one-year experience working and living in the NIS
 * and an understanding of LAN architecture and hardware

Submit cover letter and resume to: PTD/BE, <resumes(a)irex.org>, fax (202)
628-8189, <www.irex.org>. No phone calls please.

JOB- IREX Peer Review Committee Members

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 23 Sep 2002

 
Title: Peer Review Committee Members
Position Location: Varies

About IREX:

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is the premier US 
nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, 
Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, 
Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

Since its founding in 1968, IREX has supported over 15,000 students, 
scholars, policymakers, business leaders, journalists, and other 
professionals. IREX serves as a major resource for universities, 
governments, and the corporate sector in understanding international 
political, social, economic, and business developments.

Summary of Position:

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

IREX will provide a small honorarium to committee members.

Qualifications: The successful candidates should possess:

 * US citizenship, currently residing in the US

 * Expertise in Eurasia, Europe, the Near East, or Asia

 * Experience working with at least one of the following: Universities,
   nongovernmental organizations, think tanks, international development
   agencies, governmental agencies, and/or private sector

 * Expertise in one or more of the following fields:
 - Anthropology
 - Architecture
 - Area Studies
 - Art History/Arts
 - Business Administration and Development
 - Cinema
 - City Planning and Urban Studies
 - Civic Education
 - Conflict Resolution
 - Criminal Justice/Criminology
 - Cultural Anthropology
 - Curriculum Development
 - Demography
 - Distance Education
 - Economics
 - Education
 - Educational Policy
 - Energy Issues
 - Environmental Policy and Management
 - Ethics
 - Folk Art/Folklore
 - Foreign Policy
 - Geography
 - Government Studies
 - History
 - Human Rights
 - Information Technology
 - International Relations
 - Internet
 - Journalism and Communications
 - Labor Relations
 - Law
 - Law Enforcement
 - Leadership Studies
 - Library and Information Science
 - Linguistics
 - Literature
 - Management
 - Media
 - Military/Security Issues
 - Music/Musicology
 - NGO Development and Management
 - Philosophy
 - Political Science
 - Psychology
 - Public Administration
 - Public Health
 - Public Policy
 - Religion
 - Rule of Law
 - Social Welfare
 - Social Work
 - Sociology
 - Theater
 - University Administration
 - Women's Studies

Please submit a resume and cover letter specifying your regional interests 
and field of expertise to: IREX/KE, <resumes(a)irex.org>, fax (202) 628-8189. 
No phone calls please. EOE.

JOB- Assistant Professor Level Position in Political Islam

Posted by: Daniel Waugh <dwaugh(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 13 Sep 2002


POLITICAL ISLAM.  The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, at 
the University of Washington, invites applications for a tenure-track 
position at the assistant professor level in Political Islam to begin Autumn 
2003.  The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests in 
Islam in contemporary Central and/or South Asia.  Applicants should have 
strong linguistic preparation, broad interests and training in the history, 
politics, culture, or society of either one or both of these regions as well 
as expertise in a social science discipline, including any of the following: 
anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, or 
sociology.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the 
School's area studies programs, its social science oriented international 
studies program, and to teach four courses per year over three quarters.  
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. or equivalent by time of appointment.

Send letter of application describing research and teaching interests, CV, 
list of courses taught and those prepared to teach, and three letters of 
reference to Toni Read, Jackson School of International Studies, University 
of Washington, Box 353650, Seattle, WA 98195.  Preference will be given to 
applications received prior to December 31, 2002.

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and 
strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.  The 
University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

JOB- Internews Country Director, Tashkent

Posted by: Internews <injobs(a)internews.org> 
Posted: 12 Sep 2002

 
Internews Network Seeks Country Director for Independent Television Project

Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Internews (www.internews.org), an NGO supporting independent broadcasting
and media, seeks a Country Director to manage the Tashkent field office.
This role coordinates closely with a local Managing Director to ensure that
grants received to help independent broadcasting in Uzbekistan are properly
executed and reported.

Responsibilities for this position include:

 * Ensuring grants are properly executed and in compliance with funder
   regulations
 * Provide vision and oversight to television programs production, media
   training, legal advocacy, and internet connectivity.
 * Draft internal reports as well as quarterly reports to funders
 * Represent the Tashkent office of Internews to funders, government officials,
   and other international organizations
 * Foster connections with local independent broadcasters
 * Assist with proposal and budget development

Requirements for this position include:

 * Experience working in broadcast journalism or non-profit media development
 * Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills
 * Previous overseas working experience
 * Grants management experience, USAID funded project experience a plus
 * Must be computer and finance literate
 * Working knowledge of Russian
 * University degree in a relevant field

Internews offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Please
email resume to: injobs(a)internews.org by 1 October 02. Thank you!

JOB- SSRC Eurasia Program Coordinator, New York

Posted by: Jennifer Carroll <carroll(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 12 Sep 2002


Program Coordinator, Eurasia Program

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

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

Candidates must have earned an M.A. and have a background in Eurasian
Studies. Fluency in Russian and/or one of the languages of the FSU is an
important additional qualification. There are no citizenship requirements.
Salary is mid 30K, and includes an attractive benefits package, which
supports professional development of staff members.

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

Social Science Research Council
HR - Eurasia PC Search
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 377-2700
Fax: (212) 377-2727
E-mail: <eurasia(a)ssrc.org>
Web http://www.ssrc.org

The SSRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB- Naval War College, Strategic Studies Department

Posted by: Jonathan Pollack <pollackj(a)nwc.navy.mil>
Posted: 4 Sep 2002
 

[NOTE: Though the original closing date for this position was Sept. 1, we 
are informed that applications received within the next week will be 
considered.  --CA-L]

To Whom It May Concern,

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of a
future position being offered here at the Naval War College in
Newport, Rhode Island in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies,
Strategic Research Department. 

Attached, please find below the job description that provides
further details regarding the duties and responsibilities associated
with the position. 

We are aggressively seeking to fill this position with the
best-qualified candidate and are asking for your help in this
process.  Even if you are not personally interested in applying for
this position, we would be most grateful if you would forward this
invitation to apply to any of your colleagues or associates who
might be potential candidates. 

If you have any questions please contact either Dr. Jonathan
Pollack (Chairman of the Strategic Research Department) at (401)
841-4532, or Dr. Ahmed Hashim at (401) 841-6981. 


Once again thank you for your kind consideration.

Very Respectfully,
Robert W. McKenna, Jr.


A Position in the Strategic Research Department
Center for Naval Warfare Studies
U.S. Naval War College

The Strategic Research Department of the Center for Naval Warfare
Studies, the research arm of the Naval War College, is seeking to fill
a new position in Security Studies and the Greater Middle East and
Central Asia or South Asia.  The department seeks candidates who will
augment the College's growing Middle East expertise and whose breadth
of experience and contributions to scholarship and policymaking
identify them as leaders or potential leaders in this field.  The
successful candidate will be expected to:

1) Undertake research on major issues in U.S. national security and
defense planning generally and U.S. Navy planning specifically;

2) Raise the profile and stature of the Strategic Research Department
through publications, participation in conferences, and the
organization of major symposia at the College;

3) Enable the Center for Naval Warfare Studies to emerge as the
nation's preeminent center of research and analysis on naval strategy
and policy; and

4) Support the College's educational mission by periodically teaching
in the Elective Program.

A Ph.D. and appropriate language expertise are prerequisites for this
position; it is open with respect to rank.  The anticipated starting
date is January 2003.  This position requires that the successful
candidate be able to obtain a TOP SECRET security clearance.  This is a
designated position under the Department of the Navy Drug Free
Workplace Program requiring that the selected individual pass a drug
screening test prior to appointment and randomly thereafter.

Curriculum vitae, Standard Form 171, or other form of resume and three
letters of recommendation should be submitted to President, Code 3
(Attn:  SRD Search Committee), Naval War College, 686 Cushing Rd.,
Newport, RI 02841-1207 no later than 1 September 2002.  Candidates
claiming Veterans Preference must provide a copy of their DD-214
(Record of Military Service), and if claiming 10 points, an SF-15
(Application for 10-point Veteran Preference) with appropriate Veterans
Administration certification.  The Naval War College is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

JOB- Counterpart Country Director, Armenia

Posted by: Myron V. Hirniak <mhirniak(a)counterpart.ge>
Posted: 3 Sep 2002

 
Counterpart
Country Director

Opening date: August 26, 2002
Closing date: September 4, 2002
Email: mhirniak(a)counterpart.ge

To apply:
E-mail your cover letter & resume to the aforementioned email address.

Program Description:

Counterpart's Community and Humanitarian Assistance Programs address 
critical individual needs in emerging nations by providing in-kind 
assistance through established local partnerships with social service 
organizations. CHAP programs include a full range of commodity distribution 
services and access to wide range of materials available from U.S. 
government and private sectors. Counterpart field offices in targeted 
countries conduct need-based surveys of specific at-risk groups. CHAP team 
members use this information to match local needs with available 
humanitarian aid in Europe and the United States. CHAP supplies much needed 
materials to indigenous NGOs for distribution to at-risk populations 
worldwide. Counterpart's commodity distributions have consisted of medical 
consumables and equipment, pharmaceuticals, hospital and other furniture, 
bedding, clothing, food, and disaster relief materials. With core support 
from the U.S. State Department and USAID, Counterpart's humanitarian 
projects build the capacities of the institutions and local organizations 
such as hospitals, clinics, orphanages, schools, and homes for the elderly 
and disabled.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The ideal candidate will provide overall direction, management, 
implementation and monitoring of community projects and activities in 
Armenia.  Said candidate will be ably to apply community development 
expertise to organize and provide guidance, training, consultations, access 
to resources, and technical assistance to staff and program's audience.  
Expertise in coordinating with US Embassy, USAID, Government of Armenia, 
local partners, local NGO's, and contractors to ensure successful 
implementation of and enhanced skill building in areas such as humanitarian 
aid, NGO development, capacity building, and social partnership skills are 
required.

Requirements:

 * At least a conversational level of the English language is required.
 * Mid-level professional NGO experience;
 * Supervisory / management experience of local staff;
 * Practical international experience in developing and implementing 
   community based assistance projects (especially those which emphasize 
   humanitarian aid and capacity building);
 * Knowledge of the issues and conditions in Armenia;
 * Experience working with international donor and government agencies: e.g. 
   USAID, US Department of State
 * Excellent communication skills;
 * Ability to work independently;
 * Computer skills, including experience using Microsoft ACCESS, Word, Excel.


For more information about Counterpart International, Inc, please visit our 
web site at www.counterpart.org.

JOB- IREX Program Associate, Washington, DC

Posted by: Stephanie Hoke <shoke(a)irex.org>
Posted: 29 Aug 2002


TITLE: Program Associate
DIVISION: Academic Exchanges and Research, IREX/DC
POSITION LOCATION: Washington, DC

ABOUT IREX:
IREX is a US-based nonprofit organization committed to international 
education in its broadest sense. IREX's efforts encompass academic research, 
professional training, institution building, technical assistance, and 
policy programs between the United States and the countries of Eastern 
Europe, the New Independent States, Asia, and the Near East.

IREX fosters excellence in services to internal and external customers and 
encourages all staff to continuously improve the systems and processes that 
are essential to our work.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
IREX seeks several program associates to provide administrative support for 
its Academic Exchanges and Research Division. Principal responsibilities 
will include providing back-up and administrative support on IREX programs 
in the NIS and CEE to DC-based program officers. These positions are 
available immediately.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Duties include responding to program applicant and fellow inquiries; 
negotiating placement of fellows at US host institutions and universities; 
processing and tracking financial transactions; maintaining office database 
and files; drafting correspondence, reports, and proposals; and assisting 
with conferences, orientations, and training programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 * BA in International Studies or related field;
 * Interest in the NIS and CEE regions and knowledge of Russian or regional 
   language;
 * Strong computer (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and writing skills; and
 * Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience
BENEFITS: Excellent benefits package

Some positions available may be temporary-to-permanent positions.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:
Submit cover letter and resume ASAP to: AER/CF, Fax: (202) 628-8189; E-mail:
resumes(a)irex.org; No phone calls please. EOE


Stephanie Hoke
Human Resources Manager
IREX  <www.irex.org>
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
TEL: (202) 628-8188 x111
FAX: (202) 628-8189
E-MAIL: shoke(a)irex.org

JOB- Association Management Expert, Counterpart International, Tajikistan

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <KGottschall(a)counterpart.org>
Posted: 29 Aug 2002


Counterpart International
Association Management Expert - Position Code: Taj-ED-AME

Responsibilities:

The Association Management Expert will help establish a pilot
association in Tajikistan for single working mothers and ensure the
sustainability of this pilot organization by training the permanent
staff in all aspects of association management, and advising the local
managing organization on association oversight.  Key responsibilities
include:  establishing a fully functional association and its programs
for humanitarian assistance, jobs skills training, and micro-credit
assistance; developing relationships and leverage resources from
humanitarian assistance providers and other key partners working in
Tajikistan; and positioning the association for expansion nationally.

The Association Management Expert should anticipate remaining in country
for 2-4 years.

Requirements:

 * Minimum 3 - 5 years demonstrated successful experience in association
   management
 * Minimum 2 years living in a developing country
 * Excellent English language skills - oral and written
 * Proficient in Russian
 * Proficiency in Tajik or related language, preferred
 * Academic/technical training in association management
 * Experience with job placement programs
 * Experience with small business credit programs
 * Experience in post-conflict environments
 * Residence and/or working experience in Central Asia, the Balkans, CIS or
   Central and Eastern Europe
 * Familiarity with gender- and/or youth-related programs
 * Strong organizational, management, and financial background

Anticipated Appointment: Fall, 2002

Founded in 1965, Counterpart is a diverse, non-profit, international
development organization dedicated to helping people in need in the
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.

To Apply:

Individuals interested in working with Counterpart International on any
of these projects, should apply to the Counterpart website-based Resume
Registry, identifying the applicable position code.  Please be prepared
to cut/paste or attach your resume.  <http://www.counterpart.org/>
www.counterpart.org.

JOB- Assistant Professorship in Asian History, Carnegie Mellon University

Posted by: Donald S. Sutton <ds27(a)andrew.cmu.edu>
Posted: 24 Aug 2002

 
Modern or Early Modern Asia

The Carnegie Mellon University history department invites applications for a
tenure-track historian of modern or early modern Asia (excluding China) at
the assistant professor level, beginning fall 2003. Preference will be given
to persons holding the PhD at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will teach courses in his or her specialty and
participate in the department's world history course.

Send letter of application, transcript, c.v., dossier (including three letters
of recommendation), and record of teaching accomplishment to:

Prof. Donald Sutton, Chair
Asian Search, Dept. of History
Carnegie Mellon University
240 Baker Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
E-mail: <ds27(a)andrew.cmu.edu>

Review of applications begins immediately and ends on Nov. 1, 2002.

Carnegie Mellon is an AA/EOE committed to diversity.

JOB- Central Asia Regional Analyst, RFE/RL

Posted by: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty <jobs(a)rferl.org>
Posted: 20 Aug 2002


Regional Analyst, Central Asia

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is a private, international communications
service to Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe; the Caucasus; and
Central and Southwestern Asia funded by the U.S. Congress through the
Broadcasting Board of Governors.

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

Qualifications:
 * A university degree in Central Asian history, politics, economics, or a
   related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience in one
   of these disciplines
 * Strong academic background with minimum of 5 years professional analytical
   writing experience, specializing in Central Asian affairs
 * Professional fluency in written and spoken English
 * Excellent reading knowledge of, and demonstrable ability to translate
   from, Russian and at least one Central Asian language
 * Broad knowledge of political, economic and social structures of Central
   Asia, as well as familiarity with the Caucasus, and international affairs
 * Proven ability to write swiftly, clearly and concisely under pressure, and
   to tight deadlines
 * Demonstrated strong commitment to journalistic integrity and objectivity
 * Computer literate and familiar with the Internet
 * Ability to function effectively within a small team, and with people from
   widely different cultural backgrounds
 * Excellent salary and benefits offered including relocation, housing, and
   comprehensive health insurance.

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

E-mail: jobs(a)rferl.org

Deadline for submissions is 13 September 2002

No telephone calls please.

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

JOB- IREX Program Manager, Partnerships and Training Division, Russia

Posted by: IREX PTD <resumes(a)irex.org>
Posted: 10 Aug 2002

 
TITLE: Program Manager
DIVISION: Partnerships and Training Division/Russia
REPORTS TO: Director, Partnerships and Training Division/Russia
POSITION LOCATION: Moscow, Russia

ABOUT IREX: IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is one of 
the premier US nonprofit organizations specializing in higher education, 
independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the 
United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.  Since its founding 
in 1968, IREX has supported over 15,000 students, scholars, policymakers, 
business leaders, journalists, and other professionals. IREX serves as a 
major resource for universities, governments, and the corporate sector in 
understanding international political, social, economic, and business 
developments. 

SUMMARY OF POSITION: IREX seeks applications for the position of Program 
Manager for the Partnerships and Training Division/Russia. The successful 
candidate will manage an extensive portfolio of USAID and State Department-
funded programs to promote NGO development and the empowerment of women. 
The position also involves significant responsibilities for proposal 
development/writing and new initiatives. The position is located in Moscow. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
 * Management of program implementation
 * Management of local staff
 * Budget monitoring and reporting
 * Program reporting and liaison to USAID/Russia and the Embassy
 * Design of regional project activities in consultation with IREX field and 
   DC staff
 * Development of program evaluation and results framework
 * Proposal development and new grant initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have 5-7 years of experience with a 
combination of the following: prior USAID and State Department project 
management; background with regional women's issues and assistance projects; 
NGO development; proposal development and writing; budget and grants 
management; and management of field staff. Russian language fluency 
required. Excellent communication/presentation skills, both oral and 
written. US citizenship and MA degree or equivalent experience required.

TO APPLY:
Interested parties should submit resume and cover letter to PTD/RC, Fax:
(202) 628-8189 E-mail: resumes(a)irex.org, EOE.

JOB- OSCE Economic Affairs Officer, Tajikistan

Posted by: Leslie Smith <LSmith(a)wdc.paechl.com>
Posted: 10 Aug 2002

 
PAE is currently seeking applicants for an Economic Affairs Officer
position with the Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe in
Tajikistan. Initial secondment for a period of at least 6 months is envisaged,
preferably one year. Date of entry on duty: mid-September.

Requirements

 * U.S. Citizenship
 * professional fluency in English and Russian and/or Tajik
 * minimum 6 yrs relevant professional experience in economics, business
   development, regional planning and development or environmental development
   and protection.
 * Advanced degree.

Please contact Leslie Smith at the number listed below by 5 p.m., Friday,
August 16th for consideration.

For more information on the job duties, please go to:
http://www.osce.org/employment/generate.php3?vn_id=768.

Leslie Smith
REACT Recruiter/Administrator
703-248-1674 phone
703-243-5607 fax
1-800-405-7593 toll-free (NEW!)
www.pae-react.com

JOB- Regional Coordination Office, Swiss-IFC Central Asia Partnership

Posted by: Natalya Trekhleb <ntrekhleb(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 8 Aug 2002


Swiss - IFC Central Asia Partnership
Operations Manager
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

International Finance Corporation, 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's Private Enterprise 
Partnership (PEP) executes a donor-funded program of private sector 
technical assistance (TA) in Central Asia in partnership with the Swiss 
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (seco).

The Operations Manager will drive initiatives intended to improve the 
enabling environment in Central Asia within the scope of the Regional 
Coordination Office (RCO) of the Swiss-IFC Central Asia Partnership. In 
addition, s/he will promote IFC TA activities in Central Asia and forge a 
close partnership with the IFC South Europe and Central Asia (SECA) 
Investment Department.  The Operations Manager will be an individual with a 
solid understanding of the functioning of the private sector in the former 
Soviet Union.  He/she will have had experience in the design, implementation 
and administration of technical assistance projects, preferably with a focus 
on policy issues.  The position will report to the Senior Operations Manager.

Responsibilities
 * Building on the work done by the RCO to date, design and take forward 
   initiatives to improve the enabling environment for private sector 
   development in Central Asia
 * Forge a strong partnership with IFC SECA Department and take the lead in 
   jointly developing new TA initiatives which support IFC investments for the 
   region. 
 * Develop strong, senior-level relationships with key government 
   authorities, donor organizations, and industry participants in the region. 
 * Support these relationships with an appropriate Public Relations strategy 
   for the region. 
 * Provide support as required to other Project Managers in the region, 
   particularly during the launch of new projects. 
 * Prepare donor reports. Prepare proposals for funding and assist PEP 
   management in developing new donor relationships as well as expanding 
   existing donor relationships.

Qualifications
 * Graduate degree in business, economics, law or international relations
 * At least five years' management experience, including regional experience
 * Strong track record in designing, implementing or monitoring technical 
   assistance or economic development programs, preferably with a focus on 
   policy issues
 * Experience working with high level government officials a plus
 * Solid understanding of what makes businesses succeed. 
 * Exceptional leadership, diplomacy, organizational skills. 
 * Excellent communication skills in English; regional language skills 
   highly desirable
 * Willingness to live and travel throughout Central Asia.

IFC offers a stimulating work environment and internationally competitive 
conditions.  For Corporate information, please visit IFC's web site 
www.ifc.org/pep

Please send resume and cover letter to: ifcpep-recruit(a)ifc.org indicating 
the position title in the subject line.

Closing date for applications: August 15, 2002.

JOBS- Chief of Party, Central Asia, Job ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Beth Gelman <Gelman(a)actr.org>
Posted: 6 Aug 2002


Chief of Party
Central Asian Republics

Position Description

Summary:

The Chief of Party is a senior-level position, reporting to the Program
Manager in Washington, DC, with primary responsibility of implementing Basic
Education Strengthening and Development Program in the Central Asian
Republics. This is a full-time position based in the Central Asian Republics
(exact location to be determined)

Responsibilities:

 * Develop and implement Basic Education Strengthening and Development program
   through teacher training, curriculum and critical thinking development,
   textbooks and material development and distribution, community involvement,
 * Ministry and local government partnership and education, and infrastructure
   under a USAID-funded program.

Qualifications:

 * Ph.D. in Basic (Primary/Secondary) Education and equivalent of 10+ years
   experience (M.A./M.S. considered with appropriate levels of experience)
 * Experience in developing of education development programs, especially in
   areas of curriculum development, teacher/administrator training and
   government relations)
 * Experience in financial and administrative management of large-scale,
   multiple country international development programs, USAID experience
   strongly preferred
 * Experience in the NIS, especially the Central Asia
 * Russian and/or other local language skills are preferred

TO APPLY:

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

The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is a private,
non-profit educational association and exchange organization devoted to
improving education, professional training and research within and regarding
the former Soviet Union (FSU).  The American Councils administers academic
exchange and training programs in virtually all fields; provides educational
advising and academic testing services throughout the FSU; and organizes
conferences and seminars in the US and abroad for its membership, exchange
participants, alumni, and professional groups.   The American Councils
manages a budget funded from multiple sources of approximately $50M, employs
a staff of more than 400, and operates offices in 12 countries of the former
Soviet Union.

JOBS- Research Fellows on Central Asia, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Posted by: Sarfaroz Niyozov <sniyozov(a)iis.ac.uk>
Posted: 30 Jul 2002

 
The Institute of Ismaili Studies

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Research Fellows for Central Asian Studies Unit at the IIS

The Central Asian Studies Unit of The Institute of Ismaili Studies is 
recruiting two research fellows for the autumn of 2002, for a two-year 
period.  The Fellows will be involved in the research and educational 
activities in and around the Central Asian Ismaili Communities. The 
assignments for this post entail extensive travel, particularly to Central 
Asia. The research Fellows will report to the Coordinator of the Central 
Asian Studies Unit. 

The applicants must meet the following criteria:
 * Have a PhD or Master's degree in social sciences, preferably Islamic 
   Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Law, International 
   development, or Education.
 * Knowledge of research methodology and experience of conducting research 
   in a Central Asian country (this includes Tajikistan, Kyrgizstan, Northern 
   Pakistan, Afghanistan, Eastern Iran and Western China). Samples of 
   scholarly work and research will need to be submitted with the application.
 * A minimum of two year's working experience in a Central Asian country, 
   and knowledge of one or more Central Asian languages (preference will be 
   given to Farsi, Dari, Tajiki, Shognani, Brusheski, Chitrali and Russian). 
   Applicants will also need to have an excellent command of English and 
   computer skills.
 * Excellent communication skills, ability to be a team player, and an 
   awareness of the issues of development in Muslim societies. 

The closing date for submitting applications is 15th September 2002. 
Candidates should send their CVs and applications to:

Dr. Sarfaroz Niyozov
Central Asian Studies Unit
42 - 44 Grosvernor Gardens
London SW1W 0EB
Email: sniyozov(a)iis.ac.uk

JOB- Development Officer, IREX/Washington

Posted by: Stephanie Hoke <shoke(a)irex.org>
Posted: 30 Jul 2002

 
TITLE: Development Officer, IREX/Washington
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director of Development
POSITION LOCATION: Washington, DC

ABOUT IREX: IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is the
premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, Internet
development, independent media, and civil society programs in the United
States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: IREX seeks applicants for the position of Development
Officer. The Development Officer's efforts will concentrate on new business
for higher education and other international development projects. The
position will focus primarily on proposal writing for the Department of
State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) but will also
include fundraising from other government agencies and private sources.  The
Development Officer will coordinate outreach to ECA and other potential
funders with the Director and Deputy Director of Development, the Director
of the Academic Exchanges and Research Division, and IREX Senior Staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary responsibilities include the following:
 * Identify new business opportunities.
 * Write, and coordinate the preparation of, proposals and concept papers.
 * Review, edit, and draft marketing materials.
 * Identify and coordinate efforts with appropriate partner organizations, as
   needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must be well organized, able to work independently, creative,
skilled at handling multiple tasks, and able to adhere to strict deadlines. 
Other specific qualifications should include:

 * Demonstrated experience in successful US government (especially Department
   of State) fundraising.
 * 3-5 years grant writing and/or new business development experience.
 * Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
 * Ability to work in a team environment.
 * Knowledge of computers and relevant software (MS Office, Excel, etc.).
 * BA or equivalent experience.
 * Experience in higher education development is desirable.
 * International experience, especially in Eurasia, is desirable.

TO APPLY

Interested parties should submit resume, writing sample, and salary history
to DEV/KW; Fax: (202) 628-8189; E-mail: resumes(a)irex.org>; Website:
<www.irex.org>. No phone calls please.  EOE.

JOB- IREX Program Officer for Academic Exchanges, Yerevan

Posted by: Kima Janvelyan <kima(a)iatp.r.am>
Posted: 27 Jul 2002


TITLE: Program Officer
DIVISION: Academic Exchanges Division
REPORTS TO: Country Director 
POSITION LOCATION: Yerevan, Armenia

IREX is a US-based nonprofit organization committed to international 
education in its broadest sense. IREX's efforts encompass academic research, 
professional training, institution building, technical assistance, and 
policy programs between the United States and the countries of Eastern 
Europe, the New Independent States, Asia, and the Near East. 

Summary of the position: IREX seeks applications for the position of Program 
Officer. The successful candidate will manage Academic programs of IREX in 
Armenia, as well as Alumni Programming.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES include:

 * Supporting IREX projects' development, organization and implementation 
 * Presentation of IREX  endeavours and programs

 * Administration of IREX academic alumni programs in Armenia
 * Delivering lectures and individual consultations related to exchanges 
   programs to the potential  applicants 
 * Organization of recruitment including the selection processes and 
   pre-departure orientations for various programs
 * Organization and coordination of the exchange programs alumni activities 
   and events

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
 * Bachelor's degree;
 * Fluency in Armenian, English and Russian (written and oral);
 * At least3 years of work experience in international organizations;
 * Familiarity with American NGOs and international development;
 * Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
 * Must be a team player;
 * Strong computer skills;
 * Well developed and strong presentation skills.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

IREX Yerevan Office
Marshal Baghramian 17
Union of Armenian Architects, 3rd floor
Yerevan 375019
Armenia

The deadline for submitting resumes is August 16, 2002. Please note that 
resumes without cover letter or sent by e-mail will not be considered.


Kima Janvelyan
IREX Armenia
Internet Access and Training Program
Alumni Coordinator
http://www.iatp.am
kima(a)iatp.r.am
Tel: [3741] 563587

JOB- Regional Director, Southern Caucasus, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Beth Gelman <Gelman(a)actr.org>
Posted: 26 Jul 2002


Regional Director
Southern Caucasus
Tbilisi, Georgia

SUMMARY:

The Regional Director provides overall administrative and programmatic 
direction for all American Councils activities and operations in the 
region.  In addition to overseeing and directing American Councils 
activities throughout the region in conjunction with respective Country 
Directors, the Regional Director oversees and provides direction regarding 
external relations in other countries of the region; provides on-site 
academic monitoring of American Councils' academic programs for Americans, 
periodic evaluation of teaching effectiveness and program design; 
supervises and exercises administrative oversight of personnel in the 
region; consults with Washington-based staff to make recommendations to the 
President concerning personnel matters, adjustment of budgets, and changes 
in programmatic and administrative structures.

The Regional Director and the Washington-based Vice President for Field 
Operations and managers work collaboratively in the development of regional 
policies and administrative decisions, including issues pertaining to the 
planning of new budgets, innovations in programs and structures.

This position reports to the Washington-based Vice President for Field 
Operations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 * Maintains American Councils' organizational relations in the Region 
with relevant US government offices and institutions (the US embassy, USIS, 
USAID, and other US government agencies); with national governments and 
private institutions (government ministries, agencies, and offices; 
national corporations; and American Councils' institutional partners); 
in-country offices of American organizations and foundations; and 
international and domestic press;
 * Assists with American Councils' internal operations in the region; 
assists with the coordination of the activities of expatriate and foreign 
national staff.  In conjunction with Human Resources, advises local country 
Directors on American Councils' policies regarding foreign national employees;
 * Provides supervision of American Councils programs in the region by 
advising NIS-based American Councils program staff concerning academic, 
operational, and other policy matters as affected by the region's 
political, economic and cultural conditions;
 * Communicates regularly, makes recommendations to Washington-based 
President, Vice President for Field Operations, Vice President, Managing 
Director and managers on general program matters, perceptions of American 
Councils programs, and the influence of local conditions on the 
organization's programs in the region;
 * Monitors the American Councils compliance with regional laws and 
regulations; advises President, Vice President for Field Operations and 
Human Resources on these matters;
 * Coordinates the development of new programs and search for new funding 
sources for ongoing or prospective projects;  assists in coordinating the 
work American Councils' offices in the region and works to further American 
Councils' mission and objectives there;
 * Assists Country Directors with the coordination of all general office 
administrative matters in the region such as negotiating contracts.
 * Works closely with Program Managers and Grant Accountants to ensure 
budgets for the region are developed, monitored, adjusted and maintained 
according to government regulations and sound accounting practices.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 * Fluent in Russian or other appropriate regional languages;
 * Graduate degree -- related to region in: economics, international 
   education or development, history, or related area;
 * Professional-level program management experience;
 * Overseas work/living experience in the region;
 * Demonstrated experience in developing external sources of funding support;
 * Experience supervising expatriate and foreign national staff;
 * Cross-cultural skills; and
 * Strong written and oral communication skills (English and Russian or 
   other appropriate regional languages)

TO APPLY:

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

The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is a 
private, non-profit educational association and exchange organization 
devoted to improving education, professional training and research within 
and regarding the former Soviet Union (FSU).  The American Councils 
administers academic exchange and training programs in virtually all 
fields; provides educational advising and academic testing services 
throughout the FSU; and organizes conferences and seminars in the US and 
abroad for its membership, exchange participants, alumni, and professional 
groups.   The American Councils manages a budget funded from multiple 
sources of approximately $50M, employs a staff of more then 400, and 
operates offices in 12 countries of the former Soviet Union.

JOB- Asst. Professorship in Central Asian Studies, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Posted by: Alexander Knysh <alknysh(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 23 Jul 2002


CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES

Pending approval, the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University
of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship
in modern Central Asian studies.  The successful candidate will specialize
in the history or anthropology of Eurasian societies in the modern period
and will teach introductory to upper-level courses on these subjects.  The
candidate is expected to have expertise in modern and current religious and
political movements and conflicts in the area.  He/she will hold a joint
position in the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Department of
History or the Department of Anthropology, depending on his/her primary
field of specialization.  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.
Applications, including three letters of reference, evidence of teaching
and research, and syllabi of prospective courses, should be sent to:
Chair, Central Asian Search Committee, Department of Near Eastern Studies,
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285; telephone: (734)
764-0314; fax: (734) 936-2679.  Review of applications will begin on
January 1, 2003, and will continue until the position is filled.  The
University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

JOB- Humanities Teaching Fellow, Aga Khan Humanities Project, Dushanbe

Posted by: Rafique H. Keshavjee <akhp(a)ATGE.AUTOMAIL.COM>
Posted: 20 Jul 2002


HUMANITIES TEACHING FELLOW
Civic Education Project / Aga Khan Humanities Project Visiting Faculty Fellow
Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Term: 15 August 2002 - 15 August 2003
Deadline: 25 July 2002

The Civic Education Project (CEP) and the Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) 
are seeking a Visiting Faculty Fellow to teach, in the English language,  
interdisciplinary humanities courses in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.  The position 
runs from September 2002 to June 2003, with the possibility of renewal.

The AKHP has developed a multi-year humanities curriculum, which is 
currently taught in Russian at nine universities in the Central Asian 
republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.  The curriculum takes 
an international, multi-cultural approach to issues in history, philosophy, 
and the fine and performing arts, engaging students in debates within the 
humanities through the use of original texts and innovative learning 
mechanisms.  The first year focuses on the individual within society, the 
second year on cultural and cultural transformation, and the third year on 
the "fundamental questions" of humanity.

This position would be responsible for teaching an English-language version 
of the first- and second-year curriculum using existing materials, and 
assisting in the development of the third-year curriculum.  The position 
will work closely with other instructors in the AKHP, and foreign and local 
colleagues in CEP throughout the Central Asian region, on a variety of 
faculty and student projects.

The successful candidate will possess a graduate degree in a relevant 
discipline from an accredited liberal arts institution, and a minimum of two 
years teaching experience at the university level in such an institution.  
Such a candidate will have an exemplary foundation in one area of the 
humanities, with interdisciplinary capabilities.  This individual will be 
committed to maintaining an open rapport with students and colleagues, and 
fostering innovation in teaching.  Overseas experience is necessary, 
preferably in teaching.  An awareness of regional issues and post-Soviet 
higher educational issues would be an asset.

The successful candidate will join two exceptional teams: that of the AKHP, 
headquartered in Dushanbe; and that of CEP Central Asia and Mongolia, with 
regional offices in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.  These organizations share in the 
commitment that higher educational reform should foster creative, innovative 
thinking and scholarly excellence as a means of promoting pluralism and 
tolerance in the region.  For further information on the AKHP, go to: 
www.akdn.org/humanities/Humanity.htm; for further information on CEP, go to 
www.cep.org.hu.

Application packages are available online at www.cep.org.hu.  Applications 
must be received by CEP no later than 25 July 2002.

The AKHP is a project of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva.  The AKHP 
aims to strengthen the study of humanities in the education systems of 
Central Asia.  The goal of the AKHP is to develop skills of cultural 
interpretation, independent thinking, reasoned debate, and open-ended 
curiosity.  The AKHP also promotes tolerance for pluralism in ideas, 
cultures, and peoples, and develops a capacity for ethical reflection and 
aesthetic appreciation.

JOB- Country Director, Uzbekistan, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Andrew Segars <segars(a)actr.org>
Posted: 20 Jul 2002


Country Director
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Position Description

SUMMARY:

The Country Director is responsible for maintaining American Councils for
International Education: ACTR/ACCELS organizational relations in Uzbekistan,
overseeing internal operations, and providing overall supervision of
American Councils programs in country.  In this capacity, the Country
Director position reports to the appropriate Regional Director and works
with the Washington-based VP for Field Operations and well as
Washington-based program managers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 * Maintains American Councils organizational relations in Uzbekistan with
   relevant US government offices and institutions (the US embassy, PAS,
   USAID, and other US government agencies); with national government and
   private institutions (government ministries, agencies and offices; national
   corporations; American Councils' institutional partners); with the 
   in-country offices of American organizations and foundations; and, with the
   international and domestic press;

 * Oversees American Councils internal operations in Uzbekistan; coordinates
   the activities of program staff; and advises staff on American Councils
   policies and employment matters regarding local national employees;

 * Provides overall supervision of American Councils programs in Uzbekistan
   by communicating, as needed, with country-based staff members
   concerning academic, operational, and other policy matters as affected by
   the region's political, economic and cultural conditions;

 * Communicates regularly with, and makes recommendations to, the
   appropriate Regional Director, the Washington-based VP for Field
   Operations and other staff on general program matters, on perceptions of
   American Councils programs and on the influence of local conditions on the
   organization's programs in the host country;

 * Assists US-, Uzbekistan-, and other NIS-based program staff in developing
   new programs and seeking new funding sources for ongoing or prospective
   projects;  assists in coordinating the work of American Councils offices in
   the host country and works to further external relations there;

 * Assists in coordinating works in other regions, as needed;

 * Supervises staff, coordinates development of programs, and oversees
   internal operations of auxiliary centers such as Educational Advising 
   Center, Regional Information and Educational Advising Center, Alumni 
   Center, and Language Center; and

 * Manages all general office administrative matters such as negotiating
   contracts; interacting with landlords, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 * Fluency in Russian or Uzbek;

 * Bachelor's degree (graduate degree preferred) -- related to region in:
   economics, international education or development, history, Russian, or
   related area;

 * Professional-level program management experience;

 * Overseas work/living experience, preferably in the applicable region;
   demonstrated interest in the applicable region;

 * Supervisory experience; experience supervising local national staff
   preferred;

 * Cross-cultural skills; and

 * Strong written and oral communication skills (English, Russian and/or local
   language)

TO APPLY:

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

The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is a private,
non-profit educational association and exchange organization devoted to
improving education, professional training and research within and regarding
the former Soviet Union (FSU).  The American Councils administers academic
exchange and training programs in virtually all fields; provides educational
advising and academic testing services throughout the FSU; and organizes
conferences and seminars in the US and abroad for its membership, exchange
participants, alumni, and professional groups.   The American Councils
manages a budget funded from multiple sources of approximately $50M, employs
a staff of more then 400, and operates offices in 12 countries of the former
Soviet Union.


Andrew R. Segars
Program Manager
Muskie/FSA Graduate Fellowship Program
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 833-7522
fax: (202) 833-7523
email: segars(a)actr.org
www.actr.org

JOB- Consultant for Public Finance Management Reform in Uzbekistan

Posted by: Farrukh Suvankulov <FSuvankulov(a)mf.uz>
Posted: 19 Jul 2002


REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN
PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGEMENT REFORM PROJECT

CONSULTING SERVICES
Expressions of Interest

The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan has received a Project
Preparation Facility (PPF) under a loan from International Bank for
Reconstruction and Development and will apply the PPF proceeds to finance
consulting services in the area of public finance management.

The consulting services will assist in the preparation of the Public Finance
Management Reform Project. The project will aim at:

 - Improving overall fiscal discipline and strategic resource allocation;
 - Ensuring effective budget implementation;
 - Improving efficiency in financial management, through improved planning
   and centralization of cash balances;
 - Increasing the transparency and accountability through improved
   accounting and reporting.

The activities to be carried out under the PPF will include:

 * Developing the Medium-Term Budget Framework and modernized budget
   preparation procedures.
 * Designing a streamlined organization of the Treasury function and
   improving in-year financial planning and financial control capacity;
 * Preparing the reform of the payment system based on a Treasury Single
   Account and streamlined expenditure payment and revenue collection
   arrangements;
 * Improving budget monitoring and accounting, including the review of the
   chart of accounts and budget classification.

The activities are expected to be performed by a consulting firm with
expertise in the areas mentioned above. Consulting firms will work with
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which will manage the
project. Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are
qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar
assignments undertaken, experience in similar conditions, availability of
appropriate skills amongst staff, etc.). Consulting firms may associate with
other consultants/firms to enhance their qualifications.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in
the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by
World Bank Borrowers, January 1997 (revised September 1997, January 1999,
and April 2002).

Hard copy of expressions of interest must be delivered to the address by
18:00 (local time) on 23 August 2002. Interested consultants may obtain
further information from the same address.

MINISTRY OF FINANCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN
Attn: Mr. Kuchkarov, Deputy Minister
5 Mustakillik sq., Tashkent 700008, Republic of Uzbekistan
Tel: (998-71) 139-1021; Fax: (998-71) 139-1273
Email: Fsuvankulov(a)mf.uz

 * Original Expression of Interest (EOI) request was published in September
2001. Some insignificant changes have been introduced in the current EOI
request. EOIs already submitted will be considered.  Consulting firms
wishing to update essential information in EOIs already submitted may do so
by a supplemental note.

JOB- Amnesty International Researcher for South Caucasus/Central Asia Team

Posted by: Amnesty International Central Asia and Caucasus <cascauc(a)amnesty.org>
Posted: 12 Jul 2002


Researcher (Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) 
Program: Europe
Salary: £25683 per annum (Appointment is made at the bottom of the 
incremental scale)
Duration: 9 months fixed term contract
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Clerkenwell, central London
Closing date: 22/07/2002
Interview date: 06/08/2002
Ref. no: EUR/02/04

For further information on this and other vacancies and to apply 
online,  please visit our website  www.amnesty.org/aboutai/jobs or fax 
(+44) 20 7413 5822.

Amnesty International needs a Researcher to take the lead responsibility 
for initiating strategy and a program of human rights research and action 
on Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, by 
providing country expertise, research skills and sound political judgement. 
Your task will be to monitor, investigate and analyze political, legal and 
social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice 
on these areas and prepare action materials. You will have first hand 
experience of the region, including specialist knowledge of at least one 
country in the brief, and an understanding and awareness of the cultures of 
the region. You will have proven research and writing skills, and the 
ability to be impartial and think strategically.  You will also be able to 
work as part of a team.  Fluent English and Russian are also required.

JOB DESCRIPTION
 * Job title: Researcher (South Caucasus/Central Asia Team)
 * Program: Europe Region
 * Cluster: Regional
 * Grade: C
 * Reports To: Program Director

OVERALL PURPOSE OF JOB:

To contribute to the fulfilment of the team's mission, in particular by 
providing country expertise, research skills and political judgment, to 
enable the development and implementation of integrated strategies and 
programs of research and action according to AI's mandate, operational 
guidelines and standards; to take responsibility for and manage the 
region's research and action program on designated countries, using Russian 
language, and country knowledge as appropriate.

PRIMARY TASKS:

1. As the research specialist with responsibility for Kazakstan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and according to 
priorities defined in the Program's operational plan:

1.1 To monitor, investigate and analyse human rights issues, specifically 
cases and patterns of violations within AI's mandate, and political, legal 
and other relevant developments, by conducting and supervising research 
within the team and by others, using Russian and other languages as 
appropriate; organizing and leading research missions, organizing trial 
observations; developing and maintaining a network of contacts and 
specialists both from within the movement and outside; establishing systems 
for developing source materials.

1.2 To lead the timely and effective development and implementation of 
strategies and actions on designated countries including, in consultation 
with the Program Director, setting priorities for research and action on 
HRVs and issues on which to campaign;

1.3 To provide the IS and relevant AI structures with expert advice on 
human rights violations and on political, legal and social developments in 
designated countries, including proposals for the development and 
implementation of strategies and actions on these countries;

1.4 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 briefing, reports, letters 
to government and action materials as appropriate, to supervise the 
production of such country materials by any other members of the team, and 
to contribute to materials produced by the Regional Campaign Coordinator 
and Regional Campaign Coordination Assistant and other programs such as IGO 
submissions, thematic and annual reports, news service items, the AI 
Newsletter and audio-visual materials;

1.5 To represent AI, both in the field and internationally as appropriate, 
in relation to governments, other national bodies, NGEs, IGOs, NGOs victims 
and their representatives, the media, the movement and the public in 
general, in consultation with other staff within the Program and other 
programs, as appropriate;

1.6 To identify emerging human rights crises in the countries for which 
s/he is responsible and to initiate urgent response as appropriate in 
collaboration with relevant programs and other regional teams.

2. As a member of the Research and Campaign Team:

2.1 To maintain an overview of political and human rights developments in 
the sub-region, to participate in the development of integrated country and 
sub-regional strategies for research, campaigning, development and the 
promotion of human rights, being chiefly responsible for the research and 
action aspects;

2.2 To participate in and facilitate the collective coordination of the 
work of the team; preparing and agreeing detailed work plans, budgets and 
schedules; setting priorities; monitoring progress and quality control 
including approving materials according to relevant guidelines, and 
adhering to standards; establishing systems to ensure mutual support and 
accountability; identifying training and development needs and reporting to 
the Program Director; be available to act, as agreed by the team in 
consultation with the Program Director, as the coordinator for the team, 
collecting information based on the agreed work plan and reporting to the 
Program Director; when not acting as coordinator, then providing cover for 
specified functions of the team member who is currently coordinator; 
carrying out own administrative tasks in accordance with the agreed 
guidelines on self-servicing; to participate in the supervision of 
temporary staff and volunteers as appropriate.

3. As a member of the regional Program:

3.1 To contribute to internal discussions on mandate, policy and 
organizational issues;

3.2 To contribute to the overall flexibility of resource use in the team 
and the Program by deputizing for the Program Director, as required, 
providing cover for other researchers, and other Program staff as agreed 
within the team or between Program teams; to delegate research tasks on 
specified countries as necessary and in consultation with the team; to 
participate as necessary in cross-program or intra-program teams, project 
teams and matrix teams and other tasks, as delegated by the Program 
Director in consultation with the team and with due consideration given to 
workload implications.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

Researcher - South Caucasus/Central Asia team

 * 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, either individually or leading a
delegation
 * 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 other actors
 * 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, accurate and succinct manner
 * 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
 * Sensitivity to the various peoples and cultures
 * 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

 * Excellent organisational and administrative skills Able to organize 
   tasks involving complex operations and processes.
 * Able to plan, organize and prioritise work, 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 and willing to undertake routine work and adhere to Amnesty's 
   self-servicing guidelines

 * An effective team coordinator and team player Ability to participate in 
   the collective coordination of the work of the team by contributing to:
 - setting priorities
 - motivation of others and resolution of team conflicts.
 * Able to effective coordination with team members and sharing of information.
 * Willingness to share work and cover for others.
 * Able to supervise volunteers and temporary staff

 * 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 broad understanding of human rights at the regional and international 
   levels

 * Disqualifiers
 * Activities or affiliations in conflict with AI's aims and 
   objectives


Main terms and conditions are given at the top of the page.  Other terms 
and conditions include:

 * Holidays: Full time staff receive 27 days per annum plus one Amnesty 
International grace day and statutory and national public holidays .

 * Office hours: 09.30 - 17.30 or 10.00 - 18.00 by arrangement

 * Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available for staff members 
(and their dependents) recruited from over 80 km/50 miles from the 
International Secretariat office in which the post is based.

 * Life insurance: 4 x gross salary

 * Travel loan: Interest free travel loan for bus, underground, or rail 
travel to work (no qualifying period)

 * Smoking: The International Secretariat of Amnesty International 
operates a smoking policy which allows smoking only in designated rooms.

 * Cultural diversity: All staff will work collectively and individually 
to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety 
of backgrounds, where the work of others is valued and respected.

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


Amnesty International is committed to Equal Opportunities and Cultural 
Diversity. Unfortunately, we believe that we will be unsuccessful in 
obtaining a work permit for this post. For this reason you should only 
apply if you already have the right to work within the United 
Kingdom.  This includes citizens of the European Union.   Please refer to 
http://www.dfee.gov.uk/ols/ for more information about work permit 
eligibility.

JOB- Civic Advocacy Support Program Manager, Uzbekistan, Counterpart

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <KGottschall(a)counterpart.org>
Posted: 28 Jun 2002


Counterpart International

Program Manager, Civic Advocacy Support - Uzbekistan Position
Code: UZ-CAS-PM

Responsibilities:

The Program Manager will develop and lead Counterpart's efforts to assist
non-governmental organizations in their efforts to carry out civic advocacy
campaigns and to engage citizens in the democratic process by involving them
in such campaigns.  Reporting to Counterpart's Country Director for
Uzbekistan, the Program Manager also will be responsible for management of
local staff and coordination with Counterpart's existing Civil Society
Support Center staff in Uzbekistan.  This position will be located in Tashkent.

Requirements:

  * MA/MS degree in a related field, preferably international development,
    political science, or public policy/administration;

  * At least five years international management experience and oversight of
    local staff; some experience in Uzbekistan is preferable;

  * Five years advocacy related work experience and technical knowledge of
    advocacy theories, methodologies, and techniques;

  * Knowledge of the historical, political and social context, including
    major issues, problems, and groups in Uzbekistan;

  * Written and spoken English and Russian language fluency;

  * Experience working in USAID projects;

  * Excellent communication skills; and

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


Anticipated Appointment:  Summer/Fall, 2002


Founded in 1965, Counterpart is a diverse, non-profit, international
development organization dedicated to helping people in need in the 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.


To Apply:

Individuals interested in working with Counterpart International on any of
these projects, should apply to the Counterpart website-based Resume
Registry, identifying the applicable position code.  Please be prepared to
cut/paste or attach your resume.  http://www.counterpart.org/

JOB- Media Trainers for Kabul-based Projects, IWPR

Posted by: Andrew Stroehlein <a.stroehlein(a)btinternet.com>
Posted: 26 Jun 2002


Job title: Short & long-term print trainers for Afghanistan with the 
Institute for War and Peace Reporting

IWPR is looking to recruit senior print trainers to work on our Kabul-based 
projects to support the development of Afghan media professionalism.  
Successful applicants will have extensive editorial and field reporting 
experience, as well as a demonstrable ability to teach and conduct training 
programmes. Familiarity with basic office management and the capacity to run 
a small team of Afghan editors and translators is essential.

IWPR is currently working in Kabul and engaged in a long-term partnership 
with Media Action International of Geneva, in support of both existing 
journalists working across the state and independent media, as well as with 
the faculty of Journalism at Kabul University. Our training works to produce 
real-time stories on the political and recovery process for dissemination to 
both the local and international community.

Timing: Provisional on new funding being secured, we are now looking for two 
new hires to replace our current staff member in Kabul. Trainers will be 
hired by mid-July, after which they will immediately be enrolled in a 
UK-based course for living and working in hostile environments. Trainers 
will be in position in Afghanistan on or around 1 August 2002. Placements 
will last from three to six months.

We are also very interested in hearing now from candidates who are 
interested in the possibility of a Kabul training position later in the year 
or in early 2003.

Salary: dependent on experience

Main Duties of trainers:

 * to commission articles, arrange translations and edit articles under the 
   guidance of IWPR's Afghan Programme Co-ordinator in London
 * to provide one-on-one training and feedback to journalists through the 
   editorial process
 * to conduct training workshops and seminars on topics related to journalism 
   and the media
 * to manage the local editing and translation process
 * to assist in the development of training curricula for local institutions 
   and IWPR
 * to keep accurate records of all training meetings, editorial assistance and 
   other work, providing weekly reports to the London office
 * to disseminate published materials to the local press to manage the local 
   office, meet reporting deadlines and oversee local budgets

A full terms of reference will be provided to short-listed candidates.

To apply send a brief CV to Training Co-ordinator Andrew Stroehlein: 
andrew(a)iwpr.net

JOB- CEP Central Asia and Mongolia Program Director, Bishkek

Posted by: Judit Szucsik <jszucsik(a)cepnet.hu>
Posted: 20 Jun 2002


Civic Education Project
Program Director-Central Asia & Mongolia

The Civic Education Project (CEP) is an international organization that 
supports higher education reform in societies engaged in political and 
economic transition.  It pursues this goal primarily by supporting 
western-trained scholars-both local and foreign-as teachers and innovators 
at universities throughout post-communist Europe and Eurasia. Currently CEP 
has more than 200 Fellows teaching in 24 countries. In addition to 
supporting and facilitating the work of these scholars, CEP organizes a wide 
range of outreach activities intended to promote academic exchange and 
training among students and faculty in the region.

CEP is accepting applications for the following position:

Program Director-Central Asia & Mongolia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia).

The Program Director, based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, will lead and administer 
the CEP Program in these five countries. Responsibilities include: 
overseeing all aspects of CEP's Visiting and Local Faculty Fellowship 
Programs; budgeting and managing finances; facilitating and overseeing 
regional projects and events; building relations with local universities; 
developing partnerships with other organizations; seeking funding for 
projects; promoting the work of CEP locally; and working with CEP offices in 
Budapest and Washington on program strategy, budgeting, fundraising, 
reporting, and regional cooperation.  The Program Director will supervise a 
small staff working out of offices in Bishkek, Tashkent and Ulaanbaatar.

The position requires: strong organizational and management skills and 
experience; good knowledge of the region; significant experience working in 
the former Soviet Union; strong interpersonal skills; fluency in English and 
Russian; public relations skills; an advanced degree in the social sciences 
or humanities; and availability for extensive travel and flexible working 
hours. Successful candidates will be resourceful, good natured, flexible, 
hard working and committed to the goals of the organization.

The application deadline is June 24, 2002. The position is available 
beginning in August, 2002.

Send cover letter and current resume or CV (including references) to:

Judit Szucsik
CEP
Szent István tér 11./b. 
1051 Budapest
Hungary
Email: jszucsik(a)cepnet.hu
Fax: (36-1) 327-3221
Tel: (36-1) 327-3842
Website: http://www.cep.org.hu

JOB- Local Government Specialists - Central Asia

Posted by: PADCO <recbdu(a)padcoinc.com>
Posted: 19 Jun 2002


PADCO, a Washington DC-based international consulting firm, is currently 
recruiting local government specialists (long term and short term) for an 
upcoming USAID bid in Central Asia with experience in the following project 
areas:

 * Communal Services
 * Conflict resolution
 * Community development
 * Citizen Participation
 * Policy reform
 * Municipal Budget
 * Financial management

All candidates should have at least 10 years of local government experience, 
preferably on USAID projects.

Regional Experience and Russian speaking abilities highly preferred.

Please e-mail CV to: recbdu(a)padcoinc.com

Attn: Central Asia. www.padcoinc.com

Closing Date: Ongoing.

Location: Central Asia

JOB- Director, Civil Society Programs - Washington, DC

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <KGottschall(a)counterpart.org>
Posted: 19 Jun 2002


Counterpart International, a 37 year old multi-sectoral, non-profit 
U.S.-based international development agency is seeking to expand its 
existing portfolio of civil society projects in countries of  operation in 
Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union --  including all 
five Central Asian Republics - as well as to expand into other 
regions/countries of operation and strategic interest, including Asia, Latin 
America, and West and Southern Africa.


Director, Civil Society Programs - Washington, DC
Position Code:  WDC-CS-DIR

Responsibilities:

The Director for Civil Society Programs is a senior-level professional 
responsible for the overall management of the civil society portfolio of the 
Civil Society and Health division. The Director reports to the division 
Senior Vice President, and works closely and in cooperation with her to 
ensure thorough and timely access to information and decision-making.  
Central to this position are responsibility and authority for program 
development, representation, staff management, budgetary control, field 
operations backstopping, and program management.

Requirements:

 * Graduate-level degree in international development and/or relevant field;

 * Five to eight years experience in management of international development 
   projects/programs, at both headquarters and field levels;

 * Demonstrated expertise for designing programs to promote citizen 
   participation in community level decisions and constructive engagement 
   among NGOs, business, and local government to meet community needs;

 * Three to five years of experience in staff management;

 * Field experience in program/project management; direct technical 
   assistance/training expertise in community mobilization, and/or 
   organizational development of civil society support centers and NGOs, a 
   plus;

 * Substantial experience and skill in successful proposal writing; 
   demonstrated experience leading a team and serving as contributor to 
   program development and proposal process;

 * Demonstrated skills as team builder, effective communicator and marketer;

 * Experience with USAID procurement regulations and success bidding on 
   USAID proposals; experience with other donors (ADB, World Bank, IDB, and 
   corporate partnerships), highly desirable;

 * Willing and able to travel internationally 3-4 months of the year for 
   periods of 2-4 weeks at a time

 * Preferred foreign languages:  Russian, French, Spanish

Anticipated Appointment: Summer, 2002

TO APPLY:

Individuals interested in working with Counterpart International on any of 
these projects, should apply to the Counterpart website-based Resume 
Registry, identifying the applicable position code.  Please be prepared to 
cut/paste or attach your resume:
<http://www.counterpart.org>.

JOB- Technical Assistance Positions for Afghanistan/Central Asia

Posted by: Oxiana <mailcdr(a)btconnect.com>
Posted: 17 Jun 2002


General Procurement Notice

International Consulting Firm based in the UK is currently seeking highly 
qualified specialists for its ongoing and upcoming projects in Central Asia 
and Afghanistan.

Individuals with at least a postgraduate qualification and a minimum of 10 
years international and professional experience are required in the 
following positions:
 * Hydropower specialists (plant and civil)
 * Power economists (tariff and ERR)
 * Power Distribution Specialists (network rehabilitation and upgrade)
 * Power transmission specialists (rehabilitation and upgrade)
 * Highway and Bridge Design engineers
 * Highway Construction supervision specialists
 * Drainage/Irrigation Design Engineer
 * Procurement/contract specialists

Applicants must have completed at least one assignment outside their home 
country.  Interested applicants are requested to e-mail CVs to 
oxiana(a)ogpa.cc. Attn: Ian Smith

JOB- Country Director, ABA/CEELI Criminal Law Program, Eurasia

Posted by: Marie Strydom <MStrydom(a)abaceeli.org>
Posted: 29 May 2002

The American Bar Association's Central and Eastern Europe Law Initiative is 
now accepting applications for position of Country Director for the Criminal 
Law Reform Program-- Eurasia region.  Applicants should have between 5-10 
years practical US based legal experience.  International experience 
strongly preferred.  Successful candidate will be posted in a Eurasian 
capital city.  A two year commitment is required.  Salary commensurate with 
experience.

Send resume to Marie Strydom Ericson, Recruitment Coordinator, 
mstrydom(a)abaceeli.org

ABA/CEELI is a public service project of the American Bar Association 
designed to advance the rule of law in the world by supporting the legal 
reform process in Central and Eastern Europe and the New Independent States 
of the former Soviet Union.

For more information please visit our website at 
<http://www.abanet.org/ceeli>. Our website is in the midst of an overhaul, 
so if your questions are not answered on the site, please contact CEELI at 
ceeli(a)abanet.org or 1 800 98CEELI.

JOB- Economist, Office of the President, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Rachel Nicolson <r.nicolson(a)muprivate.edu.au>
Posted: 29 May 2002


Melbourne University Private is seeking an individual with substantial 
experience as a broad based economist with strong Russian language skills, 
to advise the Office of the President in Kyrgyzstan on macro-economic 
policy.  Central Asian or transitional economy experience preferred.  Must 
have previous aid and development project experience.  Must be comfortable 
working with senior levels of government.

Interested applicants should contact Ruth Bowen on r.bowen(a)muprivate.edu.au; 
Tel 61 3 98103305

JOB- Internews Country Director, Bishkek

Posted by: Internews <injobs(a)internews.org>
Posted: 28 May 2002


Internews
Country Director, Bishkek

Internews, an international nonprofit assisting independent media in 
developing regions seeks a Country Director to lead program activities in 
its Bishkek office.

The Country Director develops and fosters connections with local independent 
television broadcasters and stations; assists with news production and 
programming; coordinates trainings in station management, news production, 
and editing; liaises with funders, strategizes on activities to support 
independent media; and assists with proposals nd budget development.

Candidates should have experience working in broadcast journalism or 
non-profit media development; excellent interpersonal and communication 
skills; previous overseas working experience; computer literacy; a working 
knowledge of Russian or Kyrgyz.

Internews offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Visit our 
website (http://www.internews.org) to learn more about our programs.

Please respond by emailing your resume to injobs(a)internews.org. No calls 
please.

JOB- Director, Project on Endangered Languages, SOAS, London

Posted by: Graham Furniss <gf1(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 27 May 2002


SOAS

DIRECTOR OF THE ACADEMIC PROJECT ON ENDANGERED LANGUAGES
(Vacancy No. 02-71)

Applications or nominations are invited for the post of Director of the 
Academic Project on Endangered Languages which becomes available from 1 
January 2003. The post commands a salary and benefits commensurate with a 
Senior Academic post that are competitive within Higher Education. Upon 
appointment, the Director will hold a named Chair in Field Linguistics.

The Project is to be housed at SOAS, the leading European Centre for the 
study of Asia and Africa. It is intended that the project will extend the 
description and documentation of endangered languages in the world through 
the establishment of research projects and through training programmes aimed 
at enhancing academic capacity to undertake such descriptions.

In addition, the Lisbet Rausing Charitable Fund will be providing 
substantial sums over a ten-year period to an international committee for 
disbursements in the form of grants for the description and documentation of 
near extinct languages. The Director is expected to become a member of this 
committee.

Qualifications:

SOAS is seeking an outstanding candidate who is:
 * an academic with an international reputation and with relevant management 
   or leadership experience;
 * a first-class communicator;
 * an enthusiastic and effective researcher and leader.


The post will be on the professorial scale, commensurate with the 
responsibilities.

Annual leave is 30 days per year plus statutory and bank holidays.  USS 
pension scheme will be available.

An application form, further particulars and job description may be obtained 
from the Human Resources Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, 
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG (Tel: 020 7898 4134; Fax: 
020 7898 4129; E-mail address: humanresources(a)soas.ac.uk).  CV's will only 
be accepted when accompanied by an application form.

Closing date: 5 July 2002

JOB- Economic and Environmental Officer, OSCE, Georgia

Posted by: Leslie Smith <lsmith(a)wdc.paechl.com>
Posted: 22 May 2002


Job Vacancy: Economic and Environmental Officer, Georgia
Link: http://www.osce.org/employment/generate.php3?vn_id=609

Mandatory requirements: Minimum 6 years' experience in related field; 
advanced university education in economics, regional planning and 
development, environmental studies or related fields; work experience in 
economics, business development, regional planning & development or 
environmental development and protection; professional fluency in English & 
Russian.

To apply, please reply to this e-mail for further instructions.

Deadline for receiving replies is Wednesday, May 29, 2002.

Leslie Smith
REACT Recruiter/Administrator
703-248-1674 phone
703-243-5607 fax
1-800-405-7593 toll-free (NEW!)
www.pae-react.com

JOB- Tuberculosis Project, Central Asia, Project HOPE

Posted by: Lynette Snyder <lsnyder(a)projecthope.org>
Posted: 21 May 2002


Tuberculosis Educator
Central Asia

Project HOPE, an international non-profit health education foundation, has 
openings for Tuberculosis Educators in the Central Asian republics.


Responsibilities:

Assist in the development of TB program and pilot sites based on WHO DOTS 
diagnosis and treatment methodology.  The successful candidate will work 
closely with Project HOPE's Program Director in Central Asia, the HOPE 
headquarters team, and Project HOPE's local TB staff and will collaborate 
with WHO, World Bank, USAID and other international organizations in the 
expansion of the program.

Requirements:

Medical doctor certified in pulmonary or infectious disease with focus on TB 
management and experience in treatment of TB of special populations.  
Training and experience with DOTS methods required.  International 
experience and Russian language ability required.  English fluency highly 
desirable.  EOE M/F/D/V

Send or fax letter of interest/resume, salary history required.
Reference Job #67 H

Project HOPE
Human Resources - 67-GHC
Carter Hall Lane
Millwood, VA 22646   USA
Fax:  540-837-9052
E-mail:  recruit(a)projecthope.org
EOE/M/F/D/V

JOB- Program Director for Central Asia, Tashkent, Save the Children UK

Posted by: Christina Archer <c.archer(a)scfuk.org.uk>
Posted: 20 May 2002


PROGRAMME DIRECTOR: CENTRAL ASIA
GRADE 1 * £28,440 P.A. * 25 MONTHS CONTRACT * ACCOMPANIED
BASED IN TASHKENT * REF: PD/CA/SCFINT

Save the Children UK's programme in Central Asia developed in the early
1990s in response to the effects of transition and particularly the impact
of the collapse of social welfare systems on children in the region. It aims
to address the needs of the most vulnerable children through a combination
of research, advocacy and direct action, and it focuses on the following
issues: children in difficult circumstances, education, disability, poverty
reduction and child rights.

The Central Asia programme is spread over 3 countries; Kyrgyzstan,
Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and is overseen by the Programme Director based in
Tashkent. The Programme Director is supported by a Programme Manager in each
country. Our work focuses on Early Childhood Development, inclusive
education, citizenship, child rights, disability and emergencies, where we
listen, we support and we advocate with children and young people, working
in a variety of ways through partnerships and alliances with a range of
bodies and organisations.

If you share our philosophy, are able to provide dynamic, creative and

strategic thinking, this is your opportunity to join us. You will be
responsible for the management and development of our work in country,
ensuring we contribute effectively to achieving the rights of children in
accordance with our global strategy. This role also involves working closely
with other Save the Children Alliance members to consolidate synergies and
strategic alliances.

Naturally you will have substantial senior management experience in
development programmes and emergency response, with excellent skills in
financial and resource management, programme monitoring, review and
evaluation. Within this transitional context, staff development is a major
priority so you must be a talented, creative and supportive manager with
strong commitment to participative ways of working and experienced in
institutional and individual capacity building.  Equally essential are
strong communication and interpersonal skills, senior level experience of
negotiation, liaison and representation with governments, donors, the UN and
other NGOs, and a proven ability to work in complex political situations.
You will also have experience of change processes within NGOs and be able to
demonstrate strong advocacy skills.

Required from September 2002.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Friday 28th June 2002.
Provisional interview date w/c: 15th July 2002.

For further information please click below:

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancies/index.html


The Save the Children Fund
17, Grove Lane
London SE5 8RD
UK

Tel.: 020 7703 5400
Fax:  020 7703 2278
www.savethechildren.org.uk

A company registered in London No 178159. Limited by Guarantee
Registered Charity No 213890

JOB- Professorship in History of Islamic Art, University of Bamberg

Posted by: Faculty of Language and Literature <dekanat(a)split.uni-bamberg.de>
Posted: 19 May 2002


Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg

The Faculty of Language and Literature invites applications for the 
professorship of History of Islamic Art and Archaeology (as the successor 
to Prof. Finster); remuneration is on the C3 salary scale.  The appointment 
will commence from 1 October, 2003.

The applicant should have proven experience in a number of areas relating 
to the history of art and archaeology in the Islamic world.  The subject 
offers a Master's programme which is unique in Germany and the introduction 
of a Bachelor degree is presently being planned.  Close co-operation is 
desired on the part of the applicant with the other disciplines of Oriental 
Studies, the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Institute for Archaeology, 
Architectural Research and the Preservation of Ancient Monuments. 
Participation is expected in the international exchange programmes.

Applicants are required to have completed their studies at an institute of 
higher education and to be in possession of teaching skills, a doctorate, 
Habilitation, or to provide evidence of an equivalent academic qualification.

At the time of their appointment, applicants should not be older than 52 
years of age.

The university would like to increase the proportion of women in research 
and teaching and thus expressly invites qualified female academics to apply 
for this post. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference in the 
case of equal suitability.

Applications should be submitted with the usual documents (CV/Resume, 
certificates, list of publications, list of courses taught) by 15 June, 
2002 to the Dean of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Universität 
Bamberg, D-96045 Bamberg, Germany.

JOB- PTD Regional Coordinator/Western NIS (Kyiv, Ukraine), IREX

Posted by: Stephanie Hoke <shoke(a)irex.org>
Posted: 15 May 2002


TITLE: Deputy Regional Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Regional Director
POSITION LOCATION: Kyiv, Ukraine
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED

IREX, a nonprofit in international education and training, seeks qualified
professional to fill the position of Deputy Regional Coordinator for the
Internet Access and Training Program (IATP) sponsored by the Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US State Department.

ABOUT IREX:

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 Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and
Asia.

ABOUT IREX IN THE CAUCASUS:

IREX has had an on-the-ground presence in the Western NIS since opening its
Kyiv, Ukraine office in 1992. Since then, the organization has opened four
more offices and representations in Ukraine, and also maintains
representatives and program offices in Chisinau, Moldova and Minsk, Belarus.
IREX Western NIS programs include academic exchanges, Internet access and
training, media reform, and professional training.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

IREX seeks a qualified professional to fill the position of Deputy Regional
Coordinator for the Internet Access and Training Program (IATP). The Deputy
Regional Coordinator will be based in Kyiv, Ukraine with substantial travel
to Belarus and Moldova. The position requires substantive experience
coordinating international assistance programs with knowledge in utilizing
Internet technology as an educational and training tool. IREX seeks a
minimum one-year commitment.

Qualifications: two-three years experience with international assistance and
development programs, fluency in Russian or other regional language
required, experience in using the Internet and integrating information
technology resources in professional and educational settings, a minimum of
one-year experience working and living in the NIS, and an understanding of
LAN architecture and hardware.

Submit cover letter and resume to: PTD/BE, hr(a)irex.org, fax (202) 628-8189,
www.irex.org. No phone calls please.

JOB- Evaluators for Violence Against Women Project in Tajikistan

Posted by: Dilbar Turakhanova <dturakhanova(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 30 Apr 2002


Swiss Cooperation Office in Tajikistan/CARE Tajikistan Project "Reduction of
Violence against Women in Tajikistan" is currently seeking for evaluators.

The Swiss Government in the year of 2000 launched the Project on Reduction
of Violence against Women in Tajikistan. The mandate to implement the
Project was given to CARE International - American NGO operating in
Tajikistan. The Project aims to reduce the level of violence against women,
provide services to victims of violence and enhance the capacity of other
organizations. The Project now is in its pilot phase, which is until June
2003. In case the pilot phase will provide positive results the Project will
be extended to three years of main phase. On November 2002 it is foreseen to
conduct an external evaluation, the main goal of which is to evaluate the
progress of the Project and to make recommendations for the next phase of
the Project. The detailed ToRs will be provided. Evaluation team should
consist of two members male and female evaluators. Duration of evaluation is
approximately one month, including preparation and reporting.

Qualifications

 * Education and experience: Degree in Gender Studies, Social Sciences,
   Muslim Studies, Law and as the like with the experience of conducting
   evaluation exercise of similar projects

 * Expertise: gender/violence against women, in particular; assessing the
   institutional and technical capacities of organizations/institutions;
   knowledge of Muslim context; knowledge of development approach and work
   experience with governmental institutions.

 * Language: fluency in English (both written and oral), the knowledge of
   Tajik (Farsi) or Russian would be an asset.

It is desirable that applicants will be from the countries, which have
similar context as Tajikistan (e.g. Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Iran, India and
etc.) or with the previous working experience in the similar projects in the
mentioned countries. Evaluation costs will cover the salary for evaluators,
travel, housing, and general living expenses.

If you are interested to apply to this work, please, send your CV with the
reference "VaW evaluation" to the Swiss Cooperation Office to the following
e-mail address: office(a)swisscoop.tojikiston.com. The closing date is May 6,
2002.

JOB- Kazakh Language Teacher, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan

Posted by: Henryk Jankowski <henko(a)amu.edu.pl>
Posted: 26 Apr 2002


Position for a Kazakh language teacher at the Department of Near and Middle
Eastern Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

The prospective candidate should
 - have a MA/BA in Kazakh language and/or literature
 - have some teaching experience
 - be preferably resident of Kazakhstan
 - be ready to start her/his classes in October 2002.

In addition, some basic command or working knowledge of English is welcomed.
NOTE: Salary will be offered at a Middle European level.

Contact and further information:

Prof. Dr. Henryk Jankowski
Head of the Department
Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Adam Mickiewicz University
henko(a)amu.edu.pl"

JOB- Director of Programs, Eurasia Group, New York

Posted by: Arrun Kapoor <kapoor(a)eurasiagroup.net>
Posted: 25 Apr 2002


DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

Eurasia Group is currently seeking to fill the position of Director of
Programs in New York.  The Director of Programs will be responsible for the
formulation, management and marketing of company conferences, seminars, and
roundtables.  The Director will also participate in developing the long-term
strategy of the company.  Eurasia Group has recently expanded to global
coverage of emerging markets; accordingly, we are looking to expand events
to include Latin America, East and Southeast Asia, Middle East, and Africa.

Primary responsibilities will be to:
 * Liaise with visiting delegations and participating speakers
 * Maintain relationships with local Missions/Embassies
 * Develop joint programs with other organizations and promote EG analysts as
   speakers in events
 * Invite individuals and raise sponsorship from the investment community
 * Expand database
 * Develop conference agenda

An ideal candidate should have at least 3 years of related experience in
organizing programs focusing on international investment and policy issues
geared toward the Western business community.  Experience in working with
members of the diplomatic corps and in marketing is a plus.  We are looking
for resourceful thinkers to devise creative ways to expand company events to
cover new geographic regions.  The candidate must have attention to detail
and a degree of familiarity with international social, political, security
and economic issues.

To find out more about the company, please visit our website at
www.eurasiagroup.net.

Please remit resume and cover letter to careers(a)eurasiagroup.net with
"Program, Director" in the subject line.

Alternatively, materials can be sent via post to:
Eurasia Group
Human Resources
461 Fifth Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Unfortunately, due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are unable
to respond to all applicants. If we are interested in scheduling an
interview, we will contact you via phone or email.

Regards,

Arrun Kapoor
Director, Programming
Eurasia Group

Executive Office:
461 Fifth Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, New York 10017
Tel (Direct): 646 424 2517
Tel (main): 212 213 3112
Fax: 212 213 3075

www.eurasiagroup.net
www.legsi.com

JOB- Central Asia & Caucasus Research Project, Freie Universität Berlin

Posted by: Jan Koehler <jan.traun(a)t-online.de>
Posted: 25 Apr 2002


Vacancy Notice

The Institute for East European Studies and the Institute for Ethnology and
Social Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin will soon be able to offer
three PhD research positions in the core-group of the project "Accounting
for State-building, Stability & Violent Conflict: the Institutional
Framework of Caucasian and Central Asian Transitional Societies."

The aim of the project is to arrive at a comparative analysis of (official
and informal) institutions in Central Asia and the Caucasus and their
capacity to control, prevent or promote conflict.

The comparative analysis will draw on case studies prepared by PhD students
in cooperation with local researches during extensive fieldwork in the first
stage of the project. The project is financed by the VW-foundation over a
period of three years. Remuneration will be based on the German standard MTV
II a/2 for two positions and one position will be a PhD grant.

The ideal applicant would:

 * be ready to define the subject of his/her PhD thesis in accordance to the
   research-agenda and theoretical framework of the project;
 * be enthusiastic about working in and about the project's target regions:
   North Caucasus, South Caucasus, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kirgistan, Kazakhstan
 * be enthusiastic about working towards innovative and shared results in an
   interdisciplinary and multinational research-team;
 * be experienced in fieldwork and methods of empirical social science;
 * be responsible and self-supportive in the field, but also able to
   stimulate and make use of the cooperation of his/her local colleagues;
 * have managerial abilities (supervision of local researchers in the field);
 * have excellent command of English in word and in writing, good knowledge
   of Russian and/or at least working knowledge of one more language spoken in
   the region.

Inquiries on further information and Applications should be submitted to

Dr. Christoph Zürcher at:
    zuercher(a)zedat.fu-berlin.de

and Jan Koehler at:
    jkoehler(a)zedat.fu-berlin.de

and should reach them no later than 15.05.2002. The position will begin in
autumn 2002.


Short description of the project:

This comparative, cross-societal project explores (1) the conditions for
successful / failed defusing of conflict potential in the Caucasian and
Central Asian societies. The analysis is placed (2) within the context of
successful / failed state building. Point of departure of the analysis is
the assumption that weak states with low capacities and scarce provision of
public goods are a breeding ground for violent conflicts. Violent conflict,
on the other hand, is often a means to establish regime stability and may
thus serve as a precondition for state building.

Regionally, we focus on the 19 successor polities that have emerged in the
Caucasus and in Central Asia after the collapse of the Soviet Union[1]
(hereafter: The CCA-Societies).

 From this sample, we select at least case studies from Tajikistan,
Kirgistan, Uzbekistan, Nagorno-Karabakh, Georgia and Northern Caucasus.

Some of those post-socialist societies have successfully managed the
transition and have avoided violence. Others have succeeded in polity
building, but only at the price of conflict and violence. And some of the
new countries have completely failed -- they have lost their statehood and
internal violence has become endemic.

Thus, it is not conflict that needs to be explained, but the different
responses of the various post-socialist societies to the conflict potential
that arose after the collapse of the central state.

Methodologically, we rely on a multidisciplinary approach, combining
political science, social anthropology and contemporary social history.

The interface between these disciplines and the key unit of analysis is the
institutional framework of the successor states. By institutional framework,
we mean the hybrid combination of institutions that derive from the official
Soviet institutions (the Soviet legacy), from unofficial institutions that
have emerged as a reaction to the organizational deficits of the Soviet
system (such as black market economy or networks of patronage) and from
"traditional" institutions that have survived the Soviet system.

Focusing on the institutional framework allows us to depict and understand
the incentive structures of local actors engaged in organising or defusing
violence. It allows us to understand the micropolitics of local conflicts
and place it in the wider context of successful or failed state building.

The project aims at filling a considerable gap in academic writing on the
region. There is a considerable literature on the region, mainly because of
its geopolitical importance and of ongoing interstate rivalries. However,
most of the literature on the Caucasus and on Central Asia either stems from
the field of international relations (with limited local knowledge) or from
the field of regional studies (with a lacking understanding of comparative
analyses). We think, however, that a sound understanding of the political
process in the regions must start at the societal level and has to be
analysed in a comparative approach.

Specifically, we expect that the findings of the project will provide
valuable insights on the impact of unofficial, non-state institutions on
conflict escalation and defusion; on the impact of highly institutionalised
networks of patronage; on the conditions of success / failure of ethnic
entrepreneurs in weak post soviet states; on the state-building capacities
of networks of patronage; on the impact of the soviet institutional legacies
for conflict escalation / defusion and on the organisation of sustained
violence in weak states.

In order to achieve this, all case studies will closely take into
consideration a) the heritage of official and unofficial soviet institutions
and their capability of adaptation, b) local social institutions that
emerged due to the organisational deficits of the state and c) newly
invented or imported institutions. Case studies will be investigated through
extensive fieldwork and executed by scholars from both Western Europe and
from CCA-Countries.  This will be one of the few contemporary research
projects that will gather empirical data by means of fieldwork, and will not
entirely rely on secondary material.

The outputs of the project will considerably add to our knowledge of the 19
transitions societies and to the ongoing conflicts. It will also contribute
to theory building, especially in the realm of conflict theory. The results
of the project will be published in two volumes: one will encompass the case
studies while the second volume will integrate the results of the
case-studies into a theoretical framework on post-socialist conflicts.

The project will also establish and strengthen scientific contacts between
researches in Germany and in the CCA-countries. It will thus strengthen the
academic capacities in both the CCA-regions and in Germany. Workshops,
training sessions, elements of distant learning, jointly held seminars and
jointly conducted fieldwork will prove highly profitable for both sides. We
especially intend to integrate research results from the CCA-countries in
theory building. Within the framework of the project, we will train at least
four PhD students (these positions are open for applicants from all countries).


[1] For the purpose of this study we define 19 successor polities:

Former Soviet Republics / first order units within the Soviet Union:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia , Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Kirgizstan

Second order units:
Within Georgia:  Abkhazia, Ajaria, South Ossetia
Within Azerbaijan: Nagorno Karabakh
Within the Russian Federation: Chechnya, Adygeja, Dagestan, Ingushetia,
Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachayevo-Cherkessia and North-Ossetia.

JOBS- IREX Senior Coordinators and Coordinators in Central Asia, etc.

Posted by: IREX <Resumes(a)irex.org>
Posted: 25 Apr 2002


TITLE: Senior Coordinators and Coordinators
POSITION LOCATIONS: Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia,
    and Azerbaijan

OPEN TO U.S. CITIZEN

ABOUT IREX:

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 Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, Asia and, the United States.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

IREX seeks candidates for Senior Coordinators and Coordinators to manage NIS
student exchange programs in the NIS. These positions supervise local staff
and representatives throughout the region. Extensive travel is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Primary responsibilities include the following:

Management of IREX student exchange programs including supervising local
staff, managing office operations, providing monthly fiscal and program
reports, acting as liaison with US Government funding agencies, outreach to
host country governmental and non-governmental counterparts, On-site
implementation of student exchange programs, including publicity,
recruitment, selection and orientations, tracking alumni and developing
alumni activities

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must be well organized, able to work independently, skilled at
prioritizing and handling multiple tasks, and willing to travel extensively
within the NIS. Other specific qualifications should include at a minimum:

 * A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline
 * An advanced command of the Russian language or local language
 * Minimum two years professional and/or living experience in the NIS
 * Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
 * Basic knowledge of political, economic and social issues in the NIS
 * Ability to work in a team environment
 * Knowledge of computers and relevant software (MS Office, Excel, etc.)

TO APPLY:

Submit cover letter and resume ASAP to: IREX/AS, Fax: (202) 628-8189;
E-mail: resumes(a)irex.org; No phone calls please. EOE

JOB- Afghanistan Community Econ. Development, Chief of Party, Counterpart Int'l

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <KGottschall(a)counterpart.org>
Posted: 23 Apr 2002


Chief of Party - Community Economic Development Position
Code: Afg-CED-COP

Afghanistan

Responsibilities:

Provides overall direction, supervision and technical assistance in the
development, implementation and monitoring of development projects.
Coordinates with community leaders, partners, local NGOs, and contractors
ensuring successful implementation of community infrastructure projects, job
creation, and enhanced skill building projects.  Coordinates efforts of
government agencies, local contractors, and partners, ensuring
complementation, communication, and maximum collaboration.  Oversees
engineering, design, construction management, procurement and construction
services for infrastructure projects.

Requirements:
 * MA/MS/MBA degree, preferably in international development, engineering,
   construction, business management or other related field
 * Substantial technical and managerial experience
 * Supervisory / management experience of expatriate and local staff
 * Experience directing infrastructure initiatives with civic participation,
   community development or advocacy aims
 * Regional experience
 * Demonstrated small business development/management experience
 * Demonstrated construction and/or plant management experience
 * Experience working with international donor and government agencies: e.g.
   USAID
 * Excellent communication and written skills
 * Written and spoken English language proficiency;
 * Proficiency in regional languages, preferred

Anticipated Appointment: 2-year assignment, beginning as early as summer, 2002

Founded in 1965, Counterpart is a diverse, non-profit, international
development organization dedicated to helping people in need in the 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.

TO APPLY:

Individuals interested in working with Counterpart International on any of
these projects, should apply to the Counterpart website-based Resume
Registry, identifying the applicable position code.  Please be prepared to
cut/paste or attach your resume.  <http://www.counterpart.org/>

JOBS- Gender Issues Legal Specialists, ABA/CEELI

Posted by: Marie Strydom <MStrydom(a)abaceeli.org>
Posted: 19 Apr 2002


CENTRAL AND EAST EUROPEAN LAW INITIATIVE (CEELI), a public service project
of the American Bar Association, is currently seeking attorney's with a
minimum of 5 years U.S. legal experience, demonstrating expertise in women's
legal issues, J.D or LLM from an American law school, U.S. bar membership,
high level of energy and initiative, strong interpersonal skills, and prefer
foreign language proficiency and international experience or knowledge of
the region. Those with CEDAW Index experience are encouraged to apply.

GENDER ISSUES LEGAL SPECIALISTS

Location:
Georgia (May 2002): 3 months
Serbia (June 2002): 1 year
Kazakhstan (July 2002): 1 year
Russia (September 2002): 6 months to 1 year
Uzbekistan (April 2002): 1 year

Duties:

 * 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.

All participants receive a generous support package that covers travel,
housing, general living, and business expenses. For long-term positions,
in-country foreign language training, medical evacuation insurance and
reimbursement for medical insurance premiums are also included.

For more detailed information please visit http://www.abanet.org/ceeli or
contact Marie at ceeli(a)abanet.org for more information/application or call
1-800-98CEELI.


Marie Strydom Ericson, Recruitment Coordinator
Liaison and Legal Specialist Program
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

JOBS- Consultants, Anti-Corruption Civil Society Project, Counterpart

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <KGottschall(a)counterpart.org>
Posted: 15 Apr 2002


Consultants - Civil Society Anti-Corruption
Position Code: W-CSAA-C
Counterpart International anticipates USAID funding for an Anti-Corruption
project which requires long- and short-term, international and domestic
consultants to work with Civil Society Organizations in the design and
management of anti-corruption campaigns.


ANTI-CORRUPTION SPECIALIST/PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/SOCIAL SCIENTIST

Responsibilities: provides analysis, advice and/or implementation assistance
on the subjects of anti-corruption, public administration, privatization,
regulatory reform, public procurement, access to information, government
ethics regimes, inspector general/ombudsmen offices, complaint mechanisms
and whistle-blower protections, open budget processes and financial
management, tax and customs administration, legislative oversight, political
party financing, corruption surveys and integrity workshops, public-private
partnerships to combat corruption, and civic advocacy.


PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT/IMPLEMENTATION/MONITORING/REPORTING SPECIALIST

Responsibilities: provides analysis, advice and guidance to USAID and
cooperating government and host country NGO officials and members in
planning, design, development, implementation, and performance monitoring
and reporting (to include the development of management information systems
and the conduct of performance monitoring plans) of programs and activities.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Responsibilities: provides analysis, advice and/or implementation assistance
on financial management systems (including transparency and accountability
in financial systems), audit offices, and other subjects related to finance.


TRAINING SPECIALIST

Responsibilities: provides analysis, advice and/or implementation assistance
on training strategies, delivery of training, organizational training
capacity, and management of training activities and evaluation of same.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

Responsibilities: provides analysis, advice and/or implementation assistance
on design, implementation and evaluation of computerization of information
systems.  Advises on hardware and software configurations, purchases,
maintenance and personnel training requirements. Advises on uses and options
related to internet connectivity and e-government initiatives and e-commerce.


MEDIA/COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Responsibilities: provides analysis, advice and/or implementation assistance
on public awareness campaigns, advocacy campaigns, media outreach skills for
civil society organizations, elements of a country's legal and policy
environment critical to a free and independent media, and types and uses of
journalism including investigative journalism, freedom of information issues.

Requirements:
 * Master's degree, preferably in public administration, international
   development or a related field;
 * Experience with technical assistance in the development, implementation
   and monitoring of projects involving NGOs and government;
 * Experience working on USAID projects;
 * Experience in supervision/management of local staff;
 * Excellent communication skills;
 * Computer skills; experience using Microsoft Word and Excel software;
 * Proficiency in written and spoken English language; and
 * Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.

Anticipated Appointment: long- and short-term consultancies beginning as
early as summer, 2002

JOB- Uzbek-English Translator

Posted by: Julian Setian <jsetian(a)sosltd.com>
Posted: 14 Apr 2002


Professional translation and interpretation firm in New York is seeking an
individual who speaks fluent Uzbek and English to work as a full-time
translator/interpreter.  Must be male and a US citizen.  Work involves
extended travel to Uzbekistan and other locations in the U.S. and abroad.
Salary is $75,000.00 per annum plus 15% hazard duty pay while overseas
($11,250.00 per annum).  Benefits include a comprehensive health plan,
pension, paid vacations, and paid personal days.  Interested parties please
contact me by telephone.

Julian M. Setian
Executive Vice President
SOS Interpreting, LTD.
99 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Office: 212-742-2410
Cell: 917-226-2930
Fax: 212-742-2399
jsetian(a)sosltd.com

JOB- Central Asia Teaching/Administrative Position, Indiana University

Posted by: IAUNRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 12 Apr 2002


Indiana University Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS)announces a
search for a two-year renewable position as a Visiting Lecturer or Visiting
Assistant Professor in the field of Central Asian Studies to begin
2002-2003.  Applicants should have a record of work in Central Asian
Studies. They must be familiar with the educational and administrative
missions of U.S. colleges and universities and have an interest in
maintaining Indiana University's strength in the field of Central Asian
Studies. Responsibilities include teaching in CEUS and administrative work
with the IU Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center. Candidates
should be ABD or have the Ph.D in hand by the time of appointment and
demonstrate a commitment to maintaining and strengthening Central Asian
Studies at Indiana University.

Letters of application plus an up-to-date cv and three reference letters
should be sent to Elliot Sperling, Chair, Department of Central Eurasian
Studies, Goodbody Hall 157, 1011 East Third Street, Bloomington IN
47405-7005. Applications received by May 20, 2002 are assured full
consideration. Indiana University is an equal opportunity / affirmative
action employer and is committed to employing quality faculty who will
enhance the rich diversity of our institution.

JOBS- International Crisis Group (ICG) Analysts in Osh and Islamabad

Posted by: Robert Templer <rtempler(a)crisisweb.org>
Posted: 4 Apr 2002


INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP OSH OFFICE
Central Asia Analysts - Two positions

Role:

Providing analysis and advice on the key issues linked to conflict in
Central Asia, focusing on religious issues, terrorism, international
disputes and regional security concerns as well as underlying political and
economic causes of violence.

Responsibilities:

 * Conducting field research into prevailing security, social, political and
   economic conditions in Central Asia, particularly Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and
   Kyrgyzstan;
 * Analysing specific issues linked to the political stability, economic
   regeneration, terrorism and religious extremism and the prevention of
   further deadly conflict;
 * Proposing practical policy recommendations for implementation by local
   and international officials in the region and policymakers in foreign
   governments;
 * Preparing detailed reports and briefing papers setting out relevant
   research findings and policy recommendations; and
 * Advocating ICG's findings and recommendations to the media and to key
   officials and policymakers in the region and abroad.

Essential:
 * Knowledge of Central Asia, preferably with work experience in Uzbekistan
   or Tajikistan;
 * Demonstrated research and analytical skills and experience in writing or
   editing research materials;
 * Sound policy judgement;
 * Experience in a similar field-based position in the
   government/non-government sector or journalism;
 * Experience in economic analysis.

Experience with conflict/terrorism issues would be desirable.
Native-speaker level English and fluent Russian. Local language skills
desirable.

Salary:
USD 45,000 plus, to be negotiated depending on skills and experience.

Contact Ms. Blair Blackwell at blackwell(a)crisisweb.org or see www.crisisweb.org

* * * * *

INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP ISLAMABAD OFFICE
Senior Analyst --Afghanistan for Pakistan/Afghanistan Project
(primarily Afghanistan based)

Role:

Providing analysis and advice on the key issues linked to building
cooperative defences against terrorism, and addressing the political and
security issues, as well as the economic, social and cultural issues, that
feed grievances in Afghanistan.

Responsibilities:

 * Conducting field research into prevailing security, social, political and
   economic conditions in Afghanistan;
 * Analysing specific issues linked to the political stability, economic
   regeneration, terrorism and religious extremism and the prevention of
   further deadly conflict;
 * Proposing practical policy recommendations for implementation by local
   and international officials in the region and policymakers in foreign
   governments;
 * Preparing detailed reports and briefing papers setting out relevant
   research findings and policy recommendations; and
 * Advocating ICG's findings and recommendations to the media and to key
   officials and policymakers in the region and abroad.

Essential:

 * Deep knowledge of Afghanistan;
 * Demonstrated research and analytical skills;
 * Sound policy judgement;
 * Experience in a similar field-based position in the
   government/non-government sector or journalism;
 * Native-level oral and written communication skills in English.

Local language skills desirable.  Experience with terrorism issues desirable.

Salary:
USD 55,000 plus, to be negotiated depending on skills and experience.

Contact Blair Blackwell at blackwell(a)crisisweb.org or see www.crisisweb.org

JOBS- Counterpart International, Positions in Central Asia, DC, etc.

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <KGottschall(a)counterpart.org>
Posted: 29 Mar 2002


Counterpart International, Inc.

Program Officer, Civil Society & Health - Washington, DC
Position Code:  W-CSnH-PO

Implemented in specific areas of Uzbekistan, India, Ukraine, and
Turkmenistan the overall goal of these programs is sustainable reduction in
infant mortality through improved caretaker practices and increased access
to quality care. A secondary goal is to improve the capacity of NGO partners
to plan, implement and evaluate child survival programs.  Interventions,
selected on the basis of needs assessment of the communities, analyses of
local health statistics, and discussions with local authorities and the
USAID mission, address the major causes of child mortality and morbidity in
the urban slums.

Responsibilities:  The Program Officer duties include assisting the director
for health programs in backstopping the child survival programs, HIV/AIDS
program, MCH program; supporting DIP writing and baseline survey
implementation for program management; assisting with proposal writing and
budgeting; providing general office support and administrative assistance;
providing logistical support to program offices; and writing and editing
reports.

Requirements:
 * Min. two (2) years international development experience in child
   survival, maternal and child health;
 * Strong writing and research skills (writing sample required);
 * Strong automation skills, particularly MS Office Suite;
 * Skills and willingness to perform administrative work;
 * Ability to juggle many tasks while maintaining good humor;
 * Master's degree in Public Health (preferred);
 * Experience working in a non-profit organization (preferred); and
 * Familiarity with India and Central Asia

Anticipated Appointment:  April, 2002

* * * * *

Deputy Chief of Party & Training Director - Central Asia Position Code:
CA-CAIP-DCOP

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, 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 on regions most likely affected by current
crises in Afghanistan: southern Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz
Republic and Kazakhstan.

Responsibilities:  The Deputy Chief of Party and Training Director will work
directly under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP). S/he will manage
all training and capacity building activities, assist the Chief of Party,
provide technical assistance related to community and local government
support, implement a public awareness strategy, and contribute to the
overall project's efforts to leverage matching resources.

Requirements:
 * MA/MS degree preferred in international development, or a related field.
 * Substantial technical and managerial experience.
 * Practical experience developing and implementing community based
   assistance projects (especially those which emphasize community
   mobilization, training 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 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.
 * Written and spoken English language proficiency.
 * Preferred working knowledge of Russian and/or one of the local languages
   of Central Asia.
 * Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.

Anticipated Appointment:  30-month assignment beginning as early as April, 2002

* * * * *

Consultants - Civil Society Anti-Corruption
Position Code:  W-CSAA-C
USAID Anti-Corruption project requires long- and short-term, international
and domestic consultants to work with Civil Society Organizations in the

design and management of anti-corruption campaigns.

Responsibilities:  Consultants will be involved in public education
programs, training design and delivery (e.g. advocacy, strategic planning,
ethics, facilitation, organizational development, or fundraising),
development and coordination of social partnership activities to forge
alliances among government, private sector, and NGO's, and media relations.

Requirements:
 * Master's degree, preferably in public administration, international
   development or a related field;
 * Experience with technical assistance in the development, implementation
   and monitoring of projects involving NGOs and government;
 * Experience working on USAID projects;
 * Experience in supervision/management of local staff;
 * Excellent communication skills;
 * Computer skills; experience using Microsoft Word and Excel software;
 * Proficiency in written and spoken English language; and
 * Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.

Anticipated Appointment:  long- and short-term consultancies beginning as
early as spring, 2002

* * * * *

Consultants - Family Planning; Child Survival; Reproductive Health; M&CH;
HIV/AIDS; and Behavior Change Communication (BCC)
Position Code:  W-H-C

Responsibilities:  Consultants will be involved in the development and
writing of proposals in response to RFA for health programs in Central Asia,
India, the NIS, and west Africa, including:  conducting or gathering and
analyzing field assessment reports; serving as liaison with in-country
contacts and resources;  and identifying areas for coordination with
partners or in-country local NGO's.

Requirements:
 * Graduate degree in Public Health, Health Administration or a related field;
 * Minimum 10 yrs. experience with an emphasis on field work (geographic
   experience: Central Asia, NIS, India, west Africa);
 * Strong research skills (qualitative and quantitative research); and
 * Strong interpersonal skills

Anticipated Appointments:  early Spring, 2002

Founded in 1965, Counterpart is a diverse, non-profit, international
development organization dedicated to helping people in need in the 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.

TO APPLY:

Individuals interested in working with Counterpart International on any of
these projects, should apply to the Counterpart website-based Resume
Registry, identifying the applicable position code.  Please be prepared to
cut and paste or attach your resume. www.counterpart.org
<http://www.counterpart.org/>.

JOB- Short-term Legal Education, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, ABA-CEELI

Posted by: Marie Strydom <mstrydom(a)abaceeli.org>
Posted: 29 Mar 2002


LEGAL EDUCATION LEGAL SPECIALIST - Tashkent, Uzbekistan (3-5 months
beginning Spring 2002) Work with Tashkent State Law Institute to assess
their current offerings and make suggestions on new courses and
methodologies.  Assist with consolidating current law faculties in Namangan,
Ferghana, Andijan, Samarkand and Nukus with the Tashkent program.  Assist in
establishing LL.M. program. Prefer experience or knowledge of law school
administration and establishing LL.M. or similar programs.

To apply please send resume to Marie Strydom Ericson at mstrydom(a)abaceeli.org.

The Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI) is a public service
project of the American Bar Association designed to advance the rule of law
in the world by supporting the legal reform process in Central and Eastern
Europe and the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union.

JOB- Program Officer for Kabul Afghanistan, Asia Foundation

Posted by: Asia Foundation <jobs(a)asiafound.org>
Posted: 28 Mar 2002


Program Officer

Job Category: Project management
Type: Full time
Description: Assist the Representative in all aspects of program
development, implementation and evaluation.

Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.)
Languages: Dari, Farsi, Pashto
Additional Qualifications: Successful candidates must possess 3+ years of
professional experience in international development; substantial expertise
in one or more of the following fields: higher education, women's
education/development, governance, law, economic development, and foreign
affairs; experience working with NGOs or other community organizations; and
experience working with international donor organizations, such as USAID.
Minimum BA/BS in related field.

How to Apply: Please send resume with cover letter to: HR, The Asia
Foundation, P.O. Box 193223, San Francisco, CA 94119-3223, or via email:
jobs(a)asiafound.org, or via fax: 415/956-4857. The Asia Foundation is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.

Last day to apply: April 20, 2002
Area of Focus: Economic Development, Education, Government Oversight
and Reform
Organization: The Asia Foundation
URL: http://www.asiafoundation.org
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Job posted on: March 22, 2002

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JOB- Speakers Bureau, Afghan Communicator, New York

Posted by: Rameen Moshref <rameenm(a)aol.com>
Posted: 19 Mar 2002


Afghan Communicator

JOB: SPEAKERS BUREAU

Since its foundation in 1997, Afghan Communicator (AC) magazine has provided
a balanced and unbiased view of the Afghan and Muslim community.  As an
academic, literary and cultural magazine, AC has been in contact with many
academicians, artists and professionals who share AC's views.  Following
September 11, demand for knowledge regarding West Asia and Islam soared
greatly.  AC was there to meet the demand. However, we realize that this
task is greater than the capacity of our staff.  Therefore, AC seeks to
gather academicians and informed individuals to join its Speakers Bureau,
for outreach to the broader community and share their knowledge of Islam and
West Asia.  This position is ideal for graduate students or graduates.
Professors or other specialists are also welcomed.

If you are in the New York City area and are interested in this position
please e-mail your resume, including a cover letter to ACMojala(a)aol.com, or
YoungAfghans(a)hotmail.com.  We offer a modest honorarium of $50 per speaking
engagement.  Candidates should have a good grasp of Islam and West Asian
culture, as well as good public speaking skills.  Most of the speaking
engagements will be held in New York City.

JOB- Central Asia/Afghanistan Community Development, ACDI/VOCA

Posted by: B. Breckenridge <BBreckenridge(a)acdivoca.org>
Posted: 15 Mar 2002


Central Asia/Afghanistan Community Development Recruitment Initiative

ACDI/VOCA is currently developing several projects to assist with the
reconstruction and development of Central Asia and Afghanistan.  We are in
need of Community Development Specialists and persons who speak any of the
commonly spoken languages of Afghanistan to be a part of our team.  We
anticipate needs for long-term positions as well as short-term paid and
pro-bono assignments in the following areas:

 * Irrigation system rehabilitation
 * Water use management and drought mitigation
 * Tree crops
 * Livestock and animal health
 * Dairy production and processing
 * Commodity management
 * Agricultural marketing and market analysis
 * Rural credit
 * Business development services
 * Community development
 * Health care planning and nutrition
 * Grants management
 * Procurement

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Send resume to
roster(a)acdivoca.org with "Central Asia/Afghanistan Initiative" in the
subject line.  No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.

JOBS- Eurasia Country Specialists, Amnesty International

Posted by: David Percey <dpercey(a)email.msn.com>
Posted: 12 Mar 2002


Enjoy discussing international and human rights issues?  Interested in
crafting strategies that can make an impact worldwide? Put your knowledge
and expertise to work in the promotion of human rights.  Amnesty
International (AI) is seeking Country Specialists to monitor governments and
develop strategies to address human rights situations in the former Soviet
Union.

The position is VOLUNTARY with all related expenses reimbursed. You MUST
RESIDE IN THE UNITED STATES.  The time required is flexible and varies
between 10 and 15 hours a week.

AIUSA Country Specialists are a collection of professionals that act as a
bridge between Amnesty membership, Amnesty professional staff, and the
public at large. They make up an advisory group, known as the EURASIA
COGROUP, working with AI on matters related to membership, strategy, and
general information sharing.

Work is conducted by email and phone with occasional face-to-face meetings
and in-person assistance with local groups, conferences, and visiting human
rights defenders.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
 * Respond to research requests from AIUSA or Amnesty's research division,
   the International Secretariat.
 * Monitor conflict situations, political developments; monitor gaps in AI
   coverage.
 * Strategize and provide feedback on campaign strategies with particular
   attention to cultural and political factors.
 * Advise and work with local groups on the day-to-day issues of working on
   a campaign.
 * Monitor coherence in program & campaign material; adherence to
   Amnesty's mandate.
 * Assist on the upcoming Amnesty Russia Country Campaign.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 * Relevant language ability
 * In-country experience
 * Background or interest in Russian studies, Russian language ability,
   or in-country experience
 * Ability to prioritize and sift through a large amount of information
 * Willingness to "get your hands dirty"
 * Good writing or speaking skills
 * Knowledge of Amnesty International or willingness to learn about the
   organization

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR:

Eurasia Specialists including Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Turkmenistan

VISION AND MISSION

Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys
all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights and other international human rights standards.

In pursuit of this vision, Amnesty International's mission is to undertake
research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the
rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and
expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work
to promote all human rights.

CORE VALUES

Amnesty International forms a global community of human rights defenders
with the principles of international solidarity, effective action for the
individual victim, global coverage, the universality and indivisibility of
human rights, impartiality and independence, and democracy and mutual respect.

To avoid the perception of bias, Country Specialists, (also known as Country
Coordinators) are not permitted to work on countries of which they are
nationals. The positions are based in the USA with minimal travel. Country
Coordinators are asked to make at least a two-year commitment. The time
required of a Country Specialist will average approximately 12 hours a week.
All AI related expenses will be reimbursed.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

email David Percey (a) dpercey(a)msn.com

TO APPLY:

Send a resume and cover letter to:

James Graham, Country Specialist Program Director
Amnesty International USA
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, 5th FL
Washington DC 20003
Fax : (202) 546-7142; e-mail: cgintern(a)aiusa.org


Amnesty International is an independent, worldwide movement working for the
release of all prisoners of conscience (women, men and children imprisoned
for their beliefs, color, sex, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, language,
or religion, provided they have neither used nor advocated violence).

Amnesty International also works for fair and prompt trials for all
political prisoners and an end to torture, capital punishment,
disappearances and extrajudicial executions in all cases.  Amnesty
International is funded through donations by its supporters and accepts no
government funding.

JOBS- Aid Coordination and Debt Management Consultants, ADB Project, Tajikistan

Posted by: Rachel Nicolson <r.nicolson(a)muprivate.edu.au>
Posted: 12 Mar 2002


Melbourne University Private, the international development consultancy arm
of the University of Melbourne, has been shortlisted for the Asian
Development Bank funded Improving Aid Coordination and External Debt
Management project in Tajikistan.

We are seeking expressions of interest from appropriately qualified
consultants with experience in:
 * aid coordination and management of donor funded activities;
 * external debt management;
 * Central Asian experience in the above areas.

If you possess the requisite experience are interested in this project,
please send your Curriculum Vitae to:
Rachel Nicolson at r.nicolson(a)muprivate.edu.au


Rachel Nicolson
Assistant Manager
International Projects
Melbourne University Private
Tel: 61 3 9810 3305
Fax: 61 3 98103100
Note New Email Address:
E-mail: r.nicolson(a)muprivate.edu.au

JOB- Internews Country Director, Yerevan, Armenia

Posted by: Katherine M. Elewski <kay(a)internews.org>
Posted: 11 Mar 2002


Internews, an international nonprofit supporting independent media programs,
seeks a Country Director to work in Yerevan, Armenia.

Internews offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensuring grants are properly executed and in compliance with funder
regulations Provide vision and oversight to four departments: television and
radio programs production, media training, legal advocacy, and internet
connectivity.  Management of a small grants program for journalists,
producers, and television stations Write internal reports and quarterly
reports to funders Represent the Armenian office of Internews to funders,
government officials, and other international organizations Foster
connections with local independent television and radio stations Assist with
proposal and budget development

QUALIFICATIONS:

 * Experience working in broadcast journalism, TV/radio management, non-profit
   media development, or media law
 * Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills and the ability to manage a
   diverse staff
 * Previous overseas working experience
 * Grants management experience, USAID funded project experience a plus
 * Must be computer and finance literate
 * Working knowledge of Armenian or Russian
 * University degree in a relevant field

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Please visit website job page
(http://www.internews.org/about/employment.htm)

TO APPLY:

Please email resume to:

injobs(a)internews.org

JOBS- Water and Development in Central Asia, Development Alternatives Inc (DAI)

Posted by: Sherie Valderrama <sherie_valderrama(a)dai.com>
Posted: 8 Mar 2002


Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI), an international development
consulting firm, seeks specialists with five to fifteen years of
professional experience for potential long and short-term international
consulting assignments in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Applicants should have
relevant qualifications and demonstrated skills in any of the following fields:

 * Water Supply and Urban Sanitation
 * Hydro Meteorology/Water Data Monitoring
 * Irrigation and Drainage
 * Water User Association Development
 * Integrated Water Management
 * Commodity Procurement
 * Training and Institutional Strengthening

Experience working in Central Asia is a requirement for these opportunities.
Knowledge of USAID regulations or other large donor organizations is
strongly preferred. For more information about our company, please visit our
website at www.dai.com.  To apply, please send cover letter and CV by email
to recruit(a)dai.com, and reference "Water Task Order"


Sherie Valderrama
Director, Office of Recruitment
Development Alternatives, Inc.
www.dai.com
301-718-8264 (telephone)
301-718-7968 (fax)

JOB- Advocacy Advisor, ISAR-Azerbaijan

Posted by: Michelle Kinman <michelle(a)isar.org>
Posted: 1 Mar 2002


February 28, 2002

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Advocacy Advisor
Baku, Azerbaijan

ISAR: Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia, is a nonprofit
organization that promotes citizen participation and the development of the
nongovernmental sector in the countries of the former Soviet Union.  ISAR's
offices in the US and Eurasia support citizen activists and grassroots
nongovernmental organizations in their efforts to create just and
sustainable societies.

ISAR's Current Work: ISAR Azerbaijan is implementing a USAID-funded project
aimed at strengthening the capacity of individual NGOs in Azerbaijan and
stimulating the development of the NGO Sector as a whole. ISAR Azerbaijan
regularly works with roughly 200 NGOs through programs that award grants,
offer training and consulting, create awareness and provide information and
technical resources to new and developing organizations.  These services are
provided to all interested and eligible Azerbaijani NGOs in Baku and in six
regions of Azerbaijan (Ganja, Sheki, Mingechevir, Guba, Salyan and Lenkoran).

Advocacy Advisor Position: Currently, Azerbaijani NGOs have little
experience in advocacy and coalition building.  Coordinated, sustained and
consistent technical assistance and coaching is required for Azerbaijani
NGOs to understand why advocacy activities benefit their work and society as
a whole, and in order to develop a critical mass of Azerbiajani NGOs willing
to take the risk of publicly advocating for change on an issue of importance
to the NGO sector and/or society in general.

For these reasons, ISAR is seeking an Advocacy Advisor to assist local NGOs
to develop advocacy skills and coordinate its support of advocacy efforts
undertaken by Azerbaijani NGOs in the areas of legal and social policy
reform.  In consultation with ISAR-Azerbaijan staff and other International
NGOs working in the country, the Advocacy Advisor will act as consultant,
trainer, and mentor to the national NGO sector in the theory and practice of
advocacy.

Responsibilities Include:
In order to develop advocacy skills within the NGO Sector in Azerbaijan, the
Advocacy Advisor, working closely with ISAR-Azerbaijan staff and other
international organizations, will:

1. Develop basic awareness among Azerbaijani NGOs about the needs and
   benefits of advocacy actions through training, consultations and meetings;
2. Nurture a critical mass of Azerbaijani organizations, and develop a
   coalition willing to engage publicly in advocacy activities;
3. Work with the coalition and various NGO constituencies in Azerbaijan to
   identify concrete issues for potential advocacy collaboration, preferably
   in the area of NGO legislation or social policy;
4. Help Azerbaijani NGOs to select one issue and coach the coalition through
   the experience of implementing an advocacy campaign; and
5. Coordinate and leverage training, expertise, and resources from
   international NGOs supporting advocacy in Azerbaijan.
6. Work closely with the local ISAR staff members to build their capacity to
   support advocacy campaigns in the future.

Required:
1. MA in Organizational Development, Public Policy and Administration,
   (Post)Soviet studies, International Affairs, MBA, JD or equivalent
    combination of education and experience;
2. Basic knowledge of political and social issues in NIS;
3. Proven training and consulting skills;
4. Experience and knowledge of advocacy and coalition building;
5. Proven management ability and leadership skills;
6. Cross-culturally sensitive interpersonal skills;
7. Computer and Internet literate.

Desirable:
1. Spoken and written competency in Russian;
2. Experience working in the former Soviet Union;
3. Understanding of NGO sector development and legal issues in NIS;
4. Experience in Azerbaijan.


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

Stephanie Rust
ISAR-Azerbaijan
24 Jafar Jabberly Street #2
Baku, Azerbaijan 370002
Fax: ++994 (12) 94-30-84
stephanie(a)isar-az.org

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

JOBS- ABA/CEELI in Central Asia

Posted by: Marie Strydom <MStrydom(a)abaceeli.org>
Posted: 1 Mar 2002


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.

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

Armenia (As soon as possible)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (June 2002)
Bulgaria (As soon as possible)
Georgia (As soon as possible)
Moldova (February 2003)
Russia (As soon as possible)
Slovakia (October 2002)
Ukraine (June 2002)
Uzbekistan (October 2002)
Yugoslavia-Montenegro (December 2002)


ENVIRONMENTAL LAW LIAISONS - Ukraine (July 2002) and Uzbekistan (June 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 (September 2002), Uzbekistan (March 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.

LEGAL EDUCATION LEGAL SPECIALIST - Tashkent, Uzbekistan (3-5 months
   beginning Spring 2002)
 * Work with Tashkent State Law Institute to assess their current offerings
   and make suggestions on new courses and methodologies.
 * Assist with consolidating current law faculties in Namangan, Ferghana,
   Andijan, Samarkand and Nukus with the Tashkent program.
 * Assist in establishing LL.M. program
 * Prefer experience or knowledge of law school administration and
   establishing LL.M. or similar programs.

LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING LEGAL SPECIALISTS - Tajikistan (September 2002).
 * 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 (March 2002)
Belarus (March 2002)
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (January 2003)
Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina (January 2003)
Bulgaria (As soon as possible)
Kutaisi, Georgia (June 2002)
Oskemen/Almaty, Kazakhstan (November 2002)
Astana, Kazakhstan (March 2002)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (January 2003)
Osh, Kyrgyzstan (December 2002)
Moldova (As soon as possible)
Romania (As soon as possible and July 2002)
Samara, Russia (Fall 2002)
Belgrade, Serbia (August 2002)
Nis, Serbia (August 2002)
Tajikistan (January 2003)
Turkmenistan (November 2002)
Ukraine (May 2002 and January 2003)
Ferghana/Tashkent, Uzbekistan (January 2003)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (March 2002)
Yugoslavia-Kosovo (June 2002 and February 2003)
Yugoslavia-Montenegro (April 2002)

JOB- Afghanistan Broadcasters and Regional Analyst, RFE/RL

Posted by: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty <jobs(a)rferl.org>
Posted: 19 Feb 2002


Broadcasters, Radio Free Afghanistan

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is a private, international communications
service to Eastern Europe and Southeastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus,
Central Asia and the Middle East funded by the US Congress through the
Broadcasting Board of Governors. We are currently seeking well-qualified
candidates to work as Broadcasters for our expanding programming to
Afghanistan. These positions will be based in Prague, Czech Republic. We are
also seeking Afghan Correspondents to perform similar functions from around
the world.

Broadcasters at RFE/RL initiate, develop, produce, and deliver news and
feature stories from assigned materials or from original research and
reporting, and routinely write original analysis and commentary. They are
responsible for editorial content of own work, and often also that of more
junior staff, if applicable.

Qualifications:

 * Native language fluency in Dari and/or Pashto
 * Advanced ability to comprehend source materials and to communicate in
   English
 * Demonstrated writing and analytical skills with broad knowledge of
   political, economic, and social structures of Afghanistan, and surrounding
   regions, as well as strong general knowledge of international affairs
 * A university degree in journalism, international relations, or a related
   field, or equivalent practical experience in one of these disciplines highly
   preferred
 * Minimum of 4 years journalism experience
 * Demonstrated strong commitment to journalistic integrity and objectivity
 * Proven ability to function effectively with people from widely different
   national and cultural backgrounds
 * Knowledge and practical experience of radio broadcasting practices and
   techniques is desired, but not essential
 * Ability to read and understand other languages spoken in Afghanistan would
   be helpful

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

* * *

Regional Analyst, Afghanistan

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is a private, international communications
service to Eastern Europe and Southeastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus,
Central Asia and the Middle East funded by the US Congress through the
Broadcasting Board of Governors.

We are currently seeking a Regional Analyst, Afghanistan to be responsible
for researching, writing and editing for RFE/RL Newsline and other
electronic publications, specializing in analysis of Afghan affairs.

Qualifications:

 * A university degree in international relations, history or regional
   studies, or journalism, or equivalent combination of training and
   experience in one of these disciplines
 * Native-level written and spoken English and native-level of either Dari,
   Pashto, or Tajik
 * Proven ability to write swiftly, clearly and concisely under pressure,
   and to tight deadlines, with
   excellent knowledge of English grammar, syntax and punctuation
 * Extensive knowledge of political, economic and social situations of one
   or more of RFE/RL's broadcast regions, as well as strong general knowledge
   of international affairs Professional writing experience in either Central
   Asian or Middle Eastern affairs
 * Significant editing experience in English strongly preferred
 * Demonstrated strong commitment to journalistic integrity and objectivity
 * Ability to function effectively within a small team, and with people from
   widely different cultural backgrounds
 * Understanding or experience with Internet and web technologies as a news
   media highly desired

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

To apply:

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

E-mail: jobs(a)rferl.org
Fax: +420-2-2112-3881

Deadline for submissions is 22 February

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

Contact Information

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

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

JOB- International Dunhuang Project at the British Library

Posted by: Susan Whitfield <susan.whitfield(a)bl.uk>
Posted: 18 Feb 2002


The following position working for the International Dunhuang Project at the
British Library is now available.

Project Manager (IDP)
Fixed term contract Salary circa GBP£20k-25K
St Pancras, London

The British Library is the National Library of the United Kingdom.  The
International Dunhuang Project (IDP) is one of the Library's leading digital
projects. The Library holds over 30,000 early manuscripts and printed
documents from the Silk Road city of Dunhuang and other ancient sites and
IDP is making these freely available on the Internet with high quality
colour images, along with similar manuscripts from other institutions
worldwide. IDP was founded at the Library in 1994 and is now a thriving
project with a staff of 10. It also has an office in China, opened in 2001.
A vacancy has arisen for a Project Manager to work exclusively for the IDP
for an initial term of 4 years. The work will include managing IDP's work in
China. The post is located in the British Library's London building at St.
Pancras, but the postholder will be expected to travel regularly to China.
You must have excellent spoken and written modern Chinese and English. A
research qualification in Chinese or Central Asian history and some
knowledge of classical Chinese would be an advantage. You will be expected
to have experience of conditions in China today, the bureaucratic structure
and working practices.  You must have confidence with using computers, an
awareness of Chinese script issues and an ability to resolve minor problems.
Some knowledge of relational databases, Adobe PhotoShop, mark-up languages
or digitisation would be an advantage. You will be expected to have
excellent organisational and analytical skills and be able to work
unsupervised in your basic tasks.

Further details on the work of the British Library and IDP can be found on
their websites (www.bl.uk and idp.bl.uk)

Benefits include 25 days annual leave and 10.5 public and privilege holidays.

For further details and an application form please contact
Human Resources
The British Library
Boston Spa LS23 7BQ
01937 546330
(24 hours) or email
bl-recruitment(a)bl.uk
quoting reference
PO1-10-2002.

Closing Date for receipt of applications
8 March 2002

St Pancras
www.bl.uk

The British Library
Committed to equal opportunities

JOB- Uzbek Language Teaching Position, Indiana University

Posted by: IAUNRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 13 Feb 2002


LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Indiana University announces the John D. Soper
Lectureship in Uzbek language, a non-tenure-track position beginning
2002-2003 with possibility for annual renewal. Applicants should possess
fluency in Uzbek, solid experience in language teaching, and demonstrate
commitment to maintaining and strengthening IU Central Asian Studies. Send
letter of application and three reference letters to Elliot Sperling, Chair,
Central Eurasian Studies Department, Goodbody Hall 157, 1011 East Third St.,
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005. Applications may be sent by email to
ceus(a)indiana.edu, or faxed to (812) 855-7500.  Applications received by
March 10, 2002 are assured consideration. Indiana University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to employing
quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community.

JOBS- Agricultural Team, ADB, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Lisa Gaglioti <Lisa(a)sagric.com.au>
Posted: 13 Feb 2002


See 5 jobs below.

Reference No.   UZAG01cal
Positions Name  Team Leader/Construction Supervision Engineer
Project Name    Ak Altin Agricultural Development Project (ADB)
Location        Uzbekistan
Duration        18 months
Applications Close  Monday 25 Feb 2002

The Team Leader/Construction Supervision Engineer will be stationed at the
project site office; facilitate coordination with the Project Management
Office; coordinate with all other parties involved, including international
and domestic consultants, consultants hired under the technical assistance
associated with the Project, Rural Business Advisory Centre, Ministry of
Agriculture and Water Resources (MAWR) staff, contractors, design institute,
local administration and the beneficiaries.

The main tasks will be as follows:
 * Coordinate with all parties involved for on-the-job-training of MAWR and
   other local staff, and coordinate closely with the project beneficiaries at
   all stages of project implementation;
 * Ensure strict adherence to ADB guidelines in procurement of works,
   services, equipment, and materials; expeditious and timely preparation of
   tender documents; and evaluation and award of contracts and various claims
   for payments;
 * Supervise and monitor the implementation of civil works, including
   preparation of progress reports and maintenance of records related to the
   contracts and civil works, etc;
 * Monitor the fieldworks under implementation, issue early warnings as soon
   as targets are deemed to be missing, and coordinate with the concerned
   staff for remedial measures;
 * Certify withdrawal applications and keep accounts for this loan; and
 * Provide overall guidance to the MAWR staff and contractors in respect of
   quality control and conformity of the works with contract provisions.

Reference No.   UZAG02cal
Positions Name  Drainage Design Engineer
Project Name    Ak Altin Agricultural Development Project (ADB)
Location        Uzbekistan
Duration        9 months
Applications Close  Monday 25 Feb 2002

The drainage engineering works include on-farm horizontal and vertical
drainage facilities, collector drains, main drains, and all other project
works associated with the drainage of agricultural lands. The Drainage
Design Engineer will assist the Project Management Office and Project Site
Office in conducting the following tasks:
 * For field surveys and investigations, prepare specifications and tender
   documents, evaluate proposals, award contracts, and supervise fieldworks;
 * Review the record of previous investigations, original design of the
   drainage systems, and performance monitoring of the systems; compare these
   with the results of field surveys and investigations; and, working closely
   within the Irrigation Design Engineer, calculate drainage requirements and
   prepare alternate designs with bills of quantities and costs for
   reconstruction/ improvement of the drainage facilities, comparing the
   suitability and overall cost-effectiveness of on-farm vertical versus
   horizontal drainage;
 * For on-farm drainage facilities, discuss the alternate designs and
   associated costs with the farmers of the area, explain to them the pros and
   cons of the alternatives, and help them in selecting the design most
   appropriate for their conditions;
 * For interfarm drainage facilities, select the most cost-effective design
   with the help of the MAWR staff, local administration, and the
   beneficiaries;
 * Prepare detailed designs for the selected alternatives, prepare tender
   documents, invite and evaluate proposals, award contracts, and assist in
   construction supervision of the works; and
 * Prepare a schedule for operation and maintenance (O&M), and an
   operational manual for the drainage facilities reconstructed/ improved
   under the Project.

Reference No.   UZAG03cal
Positions Name  Irrigation Design Engineer
Project Name    Ak Altin Agricultural Development Project (ADB)
Location        Uzbekistan
Duration        9 months
Applications Close  Monday 25 Feb 2002

The works comprise on-farm and interfarm irrigation facilities. The on-farm
facilities include tertiary field-level distribution systems (pipe or
canals), concrete canals, flume and flume distribution structures of various
sizes, flume check structures, end-flume transitions, and the main and
branch canals with all associated structures. The Irrigation Design Engineer
will assist the Project Management Office and Project Site Office in
conducting the following tasks:
 * For field surveys and investigations, prepare specifications and tender
   documents, evaluate proposals, award contracts, and supervise fieldworks;
 * Review the record of previous investigations, original design of the
   irrigation systems, and performance monitoring of the systems; compare
   these with the results of field surveys and investigations; calculate
   irrigation water requirement for the cropping pattern, and in close
   cooperation with the Drainage Design Engineer, prepare alternate designs
   for reconstruction/ improvement of irrigation facilities, with bills of
   quantities and costs;
 * For on-farm irrigation facilities, discuss the alternate designs and
   associated costs with the farmers of the area, explain to them the pros and
   cons of the alternatives, and help them in selecting the designs most
   appropriate for their conditions;
 * For interfarm irrigation facilities, select the most cost-effective
   design with the help of the MAWR staff, local administration, and the
   beneficiaries;
 * Prepare detailed designs for the selected alternatives, prepare tender
   documents, evaluate proposals received, award contracts, and supervise
   construction of works; and
 * Prepare a schedule for operation and maintenance (O&M) of the irrigation
   facilities reconstructed/ improved under the Project and prepare an
   operational manual.

Reference No.   UZAG04cal
Positions Name  Procurement Specialist
Project Name    Ak Altin Agricultural Development Project (ADB)
Location        Uzbekistan
Duration        17 months
Applications Close  Monday 25 Feb 2002

An international procurement specialist will advise on procurement
procedures, administration, and management; and provide on-the-job training
to the EA staff. The specialist will conduct the following tasks:
 * familiarize the project staff with the procurement requirements of the
   Project, including specific ADB guidelines and procedures on procurement;
   develop the contracting capacity of the EA, by providing on-the-job
   training to transfer knowledge;
 * based on the procurement requirements of the project components, prepare
   detailed procurement plans and packages, and determine realistic time-bound
   schedules for procurement, including parallel and sequential steps for
   completing procurement activities from initial planning to delivery of
   goods and services;
 * advise and assist project staff in organizing and managing procurement
   activities, review the appropriateness of various procurement packages with
   respect to their methods of procurement, ensure that procurement can be
   undertaken in the most efficient and cost-effective manner in accordance
   with ADB guidelines applicable to the Project;
 * assist in preparing bidding documents, including a) invitation to bid;
   (b) instructions to bidders; (c) form of bid; (d) form of contract; (e)
   conditions of contract, both special and general; (f) specifications and
   drawings; (g) list of goods or bill of quantities; (h) delivery time or
   schedule of completion; and (i) all the necessary appendices and formats;
 * advise on the application of procedures and requirements related to bid
   opening, evaluation, and award of contracts, with particular attention to
   the time allowance for preparation of bids, bid opening procedures,
   circumstances related to clarifications or alterations of bids,
   confidentiality, examination of bids, evaluation and comparison of bids,
   and applicable domestic preferences;
 * interpret various contract provisions and settle disputes with the
   contractors as necessary;
 * establish a procurement monitoring system in PMO to allow collection and
   recording of procurement data for (a) timely information flow, submission,
   and approval of terms of reference, shortlists, and other requirements; (b)
   tracking all necessary and critical procurement actions and activities
   including advertising, bidding, contract award, and completion time for
   individual contracts; (c) prompt reporting of contract award information by
   the EA to ADB; and (d) preparation of quarterly reports to ADB; and
 * develop a contract management system to ensure that records and data are
   stored systematically, and cross-referenced with the financial accounts of
   the Project (the system must allow safekeeping of procurement documentation
   for easy retrieval and referencing, with adequate paper trails in
   accordance with generally accepted standards, and must be designed to also
   support loan disbursement, reporting, and accounting requirements of the
   Project); familiarize PMO staff with the documentation requirements of loan
   disbursement applications, as well as the necessary records that the
   Project must keep to support these loan disbursement applications.

Reference No.   UZAG05cal
Positions Name  Program Management Adviser
Project Name    Ak Altin Agricultural Development Project (ADB)
Location        Uzbekistan
Duration        12 months
Applications Close  Monday 25 Feb 2002

A project management specialist will assist the PMO manager in overall
project management. The specific tasks are as follows:
 * assist the PMO manager in coordinating all matters related to project
   implementation with relevant ministries of the Government of Uzbekistan
   (MAWR, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment and Bioresources, and
   others), PSO, design institute, the consulting companies providing services
   for the Project, the local administration, ADB, and any other organization
   that may be associated with project implementation;
 * provide the EA staff with on-the-job training in ADB guidelines and
   procedures, modern project management, and scheduling techniques;
 * assist the PMO manager in programming project activities, estimating the
   financial requirements for these activities, and facilitating the release
   of the required funds in adequate amounts and on time;
 * assist the PMO manager in coordinating with PSO and other agencies to
   ensure that the tendering procedures for procurement of works, services,
   equipment, and materials are in line with ADB procedures, and that all
   steps are taken expeditiously and in a transparent manner;
 * assist PMO to ensure that the accounting standards for the Project meet
   ADB requirements and that the withdrawal applications sent to ADB are
   complete and are sent on time; and
 * assist PMO to ensure that all periodic reports are prepared systeatically
   and submitted on time, and reflect the real picture of project
   implementation; that major issues relating to project implementation are
   brought to the attention of the concerned parties; and that necessary
   remedial measures are implemented.

To Apply

Please forward your CV, using the specified format
(http://www.sagric.com.au/job_opps.html) and quoting the position reference
in the subject of your e-mail, to Ms Kylie Green, SAGRIC International,
kylieg(a)sagric.com.au

JOBS- Eurasia Country Specialists, Amnesty International

Posted by: David Percey <dpercey(a)msn.com>
Posted: 12 Feb 2002


Enjoy discussing international and human rights issues?  Interested in
crafting strategies that can make an impact worldwide? Put your knowledge
and expertise to work in the promotion of human rights.  Amnesty
International (AI) is seeking Country Specialists to monitor governments and
develop strategies to address human rights situations in the former Soviet
Union.

The position is voluntary with all related expenses reimbursed.

AIUSA Country Specialists are a collection of professionals that act as a
bridge between Amnesty membership, Amnesty professional staff, and the
public at large.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Respond to research requests from AIUSA or the Amnesty's research division,
the International Secretariat.  Monitor conflict situations, political
developments; monitor gaps in AI coverage.  Strategize and provide feedback
on campaign strategies with particular attention to cultural and political
factors.  Advise and work with local groups on the day-to-day issues of
working on a campaign.  Monitor coherence in program & campaign material;
adherence to Amnesty's mandate.  Assist on the upcoming Amnesty Russia
Country Campaign.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Relevant language ability In-country experience Background or interest in
Russian studies, Russian language ability, or in-country experience Ability
to prioritize and sift through a large amount of information Willingness to
"get your hands dirty" Good writing or speaking skills Knowledge of Amnesty
International or willingness to learn about the organization

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR:

Eurasia Specialists, including Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan

Amnesty International is an independent, worldwide movement working for the
release of all prisoners of conscience (women, men and children imprisoned
for their beliefs, color, sex, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, language,
or religion, provided they have neither used nor advocated violence).
Amnesty International also works for fair and prompt trials for all
political prisoners and an end to torture, capital punishment,
disappearances and extrajudicial executions in all cases.  Amnesty
International is funded through donations by its supporters and accepts no
government funding.

To avoid the perception of bias, Country Specialists, (also known as Country
Coordinators) are not permitted to work on countries of which they are
nationals. The positions are based in the USA with minimal travel. Country
Coordinators are asked to make at least a two-year commitment. The time
required of a Country Specialist will average approximately 12 hours a week.
  All AI related expenses will be reimbursed.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

email David Percey (a) dpercey(a)msn.com

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and current resume to:

James Graham, CoGroup Coordinator
Amnesty International USA
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, 5th FL
Washington DC 20003
Fax : (202) 546-7142; e-mail: jgraham(a)aiusa.org

JOBS- Volunteers for English Summer Program in Kazakhstan

Posted by: Valery Lazurin <laz(a)mail.kz>
Posted: 11 Feb 2002


Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan, NIS
Summer Camp  "Boomerang" in the program "English in Nature - 2002"

First Announcement

ABOUT THE PROGRAMM

The summer camp "Boomerang" has been working according to the program
"English in Nature" since 1998. The Camp is situated in a picturesque canyon
of the Balykty River 50 km away from Taldykorgan.

The coordinator of the program is "Business Center" which was founded in
1995 together with US Peace Corp volunteers, and now it is cooperating with
many foreign organizations and representative bodies, located in Almaty.
The main objective of the program is the development of working skills in a
team with people of different nationalities, cultures and religious beliefs,
practice of communication in English and Russian, cultural exchange and
active rest. There is a survival and climbing course of training, horse
riding, games, dances and competitions in the program of the camp.

SUMMARY OF POSITIONS:

Business Center seeks for volunteers, who have already taken part in similar
projects as instructors, and who are interested in the present day situation
in the NIS countries. One seasons at the camp last for 12 days. Any
volunteer can take part in one or (preferably) two  seasons running.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The duties include daily participation in disputes, talks, quiz games, hikes
and sport games with a group of children consisting of 16-20 people together
with a Business Center instructor as well as individual and group
conversations on different topics to practice English and to improve its
command by the participants of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  * Interest in the NIS;
  * Excellent organizational and communication skills;
  * Knowledge of the history, culture and traditions of the country where a
    volunteer is staying;
  * English is the native language.

BENEFITS:

  * Our practice is to meet and see off the volunteers at the International
    airport in Almaty;
  * They are catered for and accommodated on the territory of Kazakhstan free
    of charge;
  * They are given free service of interpreters and guides in their free time;
  * They have free practice in the Russian language.

TO APPLY FOR A POSITION:

Submit your cover letter and resume to:
Business Center
102 Birgan Sal,
Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan, 488000
Tel. +7-328-22-7-03-30,
Fax +7-328-22- 7-12-34,
E-mail: laz(a)mail.kz
Internet Website: http://www.lazurin.0catch.com/
Director of the Business Center - Valeriy Lazurin, PhD

Valery Lazurin
laz(a)mail.kz

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