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5. Job Opportunities
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JOB- Project Coordinators, Connectivity Program, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Elena Spensley <espensle(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 28 Mar 2003


American Councils is looking for qualified candidates for the following two
positions:

Project Coordinator for Connectivity Program, Washington, DC

POSITION SUMMARY:

1) Project Coordinator, based in Washington DC, will be responsible for
administering Connectivity Program in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.  The
goal of the program is to set up computer classrooms and Internet
connections at schools in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and carry out
educational partnerships with U.S. institutions, and a variety of
school-based Internet projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 * Bachelor's degree
 * 2 years plus work experience
 * Ability to identify network components, including cables, router etc.
 * Knowledge of TCP/IP (transmission control protocol) and network
   typologies LAN (local area net) software
 * Ability to evaluate and select network component vendors
 * Teaching experience is desirable
 * Strong organizational skills
 * Living experience in the region and/or
 * Language skills (Russian, Uzbek or Tajik)


2) Project Coordinator for Connectivity Program, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Project Coordinator, based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, will be responsible
for administering Connectivity Program in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
The goal of the program is to set up computer classrooms and Internet
connections at schools in Uzbekistan and carry out educational
partnerships with U.S. institutions, and a variety of school-based
Internet projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 * Bachelor's degree
 * 2 years plus work experience in program administration
 * Ability to identify network components, including cables, router etc.
 * Knowledge of TCP/IP (transmission control protocol) and network
   typologies, LAN (local area net) software
 * Ability to evaluate and select network component vendors
 * Teaching experience is desirable
 * Strong organizational skills
 * Living experience in the region and/or
 * Language skills (Russian or Uzbek)

TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter to <resumes(a)americancouncils.org>.

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is a
non-profit, educational association and exchange organization devoted to
improving education, professional training and research within and
regarding Eastern Europe and Eurasia. American Councils administers
academic exchange and training programs in virtually all fields;
provides educational advising and academic testing services throughout
Eastern Europe and Eurasia; and organizes conferences and seminars in
the US and abroad for its membership, exchange participants, alumni, and
professional groups. In addition, American Councils organizes and
administers citizen exchange programs to promote cross-cultural
understanding. American Councils manages a budget funded from multiple
sources of approximately $50M, employs a staff of more than 400, and
operates offices in 13 countries.

For more information, please visit our website at:
<www.americancouncils.org>

JOB- Training Coordinator, IREX, Almaty

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 28 Mar 2003


TITLE: Training Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Regional Director; Almaty, Kazakhstan
POSITION LOCATION: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Position is open to US and non-US citizens and is contingent upon
funding.

ABOUT IREX:

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is a 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. To learn more about IREX, visit:
<www.irex.org>

As part of its civil society-building initiatives, IREX partners with local
organizations in transitioning societies to empower women to actively
participate in all levels of economic, political, and social life. Through
its programs, IREX addresses the problems of domestic violence and
trafficking-abuses that prevent women from playing an active role in their
communities. For more on IREX's women's empowerment initiatives, visit:
<www.irex.org/civilsoc/womens.asp>

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

IREX seeks applicants for the position of Training Coordinator. This is part
of IREX's bid to administer USAID's program Combating Human Trafficking in
Central Asia (RFA Number DM122-03-013).  Per the RFA, "The primary objective
of this activity is to educate the public on the dangers of human
trafficking, assist in developing appropriate legislation to combat human
trafficking and provide protection services to trafficked victims through a
combination of information dissemination, technical assistance and
training." To read the full RFA, visit:
<www.usaid.gov/ftp_data/pub/OP/RFA/12203013/12203013.doc>

Applicants are solicited to work full-time for the first year of the
program. While the position will be based in Almaty, it will involve
significant travel within Kazakhstan and in the Central Asian region.


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

 * Under supervision of the Regional Director, develop and implement
   training programs to combat human trafficking in Central Asia;
 * Travel throughout Central Asia to train local NGOs and other key players
   (media, local government officials, etc.) in methods to combat trafficking;
 * Design and follow assessment procedures to measure the impact of
   trainings in the region;
 * Perform statistical analysis of training results.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 * Candidates must be well organized,
 * Able to work independently,
 * Skilled at handling multiple tasks,
 * Able to adhere to deadlines, and willing to travel extensively.

Other specific qualifications should include at a minimum:

 * Experience in training and curriculum development, including
   Training-of-Trainers models
 * Background in anti-trafficking work or gender issues
 * Able to design and conduct behavior-change programs
 * Experience in organizational development
 * Commitment to participatory approaches
 * Fluency in Russian or a local Central Asian language
 * Willingness to travel extensively in region
 * Experience working in Central Asia preferred

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Email: <resumes(a)irex.org>
Please include PTD/RM/14-03 in the subject line.)

Fax: (202) 628-8189

No phone calls please.
EOE

JOB- Uzbek Translators, Kenax Translating

Posted by: KENAX - Karel Kosman <kenax(a)kenax.cz>
Posted: 27 Mar 2003


Kenax Translating is seeking Uzbek and other translators for an ongoing 
translation project.

Those who are interested, please send an email to:
<czech01.translations(a)kenax.cz>.

JOB- Human Trafficking Research Associate, IREX

Posted by: Jessica Bagdonis <jbagdonis(a)irex.org>
Posted: 25 Mar 2003


TITLE: Human Trafficking Research Associate
REPORTS TO: Country Program Coordinator; Tashkent, Uzbekistan
POSITION LOCATION: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Positions are open to citizens of Central Asia and are contingent upon
funding.

ABOUT IREX: IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is a 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. To learn more about
IREX, visit: www.irex.org

As part of its civil society-building initiatives, IREX partners with
local organizations in transitioning societies to empower women to
actively participate in all levels of economic, political, and social
life. Through its programs, IREX addresses the problems of domestic
violence and trafficking-abuses that prevent women from playing an
active role in their communities. For more on IREX's women's empowerment
initiatives, visit: www.irex.org/civilsoc/womens.asp

SUMMARY OF POSITION: IREX seeks applicants for the position of Human
Trafficking Researcher. This is part of IREX's bid to administer USAID's
program Combating Human Trafficking in Central Asia (RFA Number
DM122-03-013). Per the RFA, "The primary objective of this activity is
to educate the public on the dangers of human trafficking, assist in
developing appropriate legislation to combat human trafficking and
provide protection services to trafficked victims through a combination
of information dissemination, technical assistance and training." To
read the full RFA, visit:
www.usaid.gov/ftp_data/pub/OP/RFA/12203013/12203013.doc

Applicants are solicited to work part-time (50% minimum) for one year.
The Researcher will work with perform an extensive assessment of the
human trafficking problem in Uzbekistan, under the guidance if the
Country Program Coordinator for Uzbekistan. While the position will be
based in Tashkent, it will involve significant travel within Uzbekistan.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Develop the overall framework for the
assessment along with the Country Program Coordinator; Travel throughout
Uzbekistan to interview local and international NGOs, human rights
activists, local government officials, and scholars on the subject of
trafficking; Provide weekly updates on progress of the assessment;
Produce scheduled drafts of the assessment for editing and review and
produce a final assessment report by the end of the first program year;
Assist with developing strategy based on assessment findings; Ensure the
quality, cost, and timeliness of all work performed on the assessment.

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

Expertise in survey methodology and statistical analysis; Expertise on
the phenomenon of international human trafficking (gender, economic,
corruption, and legal issues), especially in Central Asia; Familiarity
with civil society-strengthening or gender-focused projects in Central
Asia; Experience working on assessments for international aid or
development projects; Superior writing and editing skills; Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills; Knowledge of computers and
relevant software (SPSS, MS Office, Excel, etc.), ICT skills helpful;
Fluency in English; Russian language ability a plus.

Submit cover letter and resume to: 
Email: resumes(a)irex.org (Please include PTD/RM/13-03 in the subject
line.)
Fax: (202) 628-8189
No phone calls please.
EOE

JOB- Combating Human Trafficking, Country Prog. Directors, IREX

Posted by: Jessica Bagdonis <jbagdonis(a)irex.org>
Posted: 20 Mar 2003


TITLE: Country Program Directors (4), Central Asia
REPORTS TO: Regional Director, CAR Combating Human Trafficking; Almaty,
Kazakhstan
POSITIONS LOCATIONS: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Bishkek, 
Kyrgyzstan; and Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Positions are open to citizens of Central Asia and are contingent upon funding.

ABOUT IREX: IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is a 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.  To learn more about IREX, visit: 
www.irex.org

As part of its civil society-building initiatives, IREX partners with local 
organizations in transitioning societies to empower women to actively 
participate in all levels of economic, political, and social life. Through 
its programs, IREX addresses the problems of domestic violence and 
trafficking-abuses that prevent women from playing an active role in their 
communities. For more on IREX's women's empowerment initiatives, visit: 
www.irex.org/civilsoc/womens.asp

SUMMARY OF POSITION: IREX seeks applicants for four Country Program 
Coordinators positions, one each in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and 
Tajikistan.  This is part of IREX's bid to administer USAID's program 
Combating Human Trafficking in Central Asia (RFA Number DM122-03-013).  Per 
the RFA, "The primary objective of this activity is to educate the public on 
the dangers of human trafficking, assist in developing appropriate 
legislation to combat human trafficking and provide protection services to 
trafficked victims through a combination of information dissemination, 
technical assistance and training."  To read the full RFA, visit: 
www.usaid.gov/ftp_data/pub/OP/RFA/12203013/12203013.doc

Applicants are solicited to work full-time on this two-year program.  Each 
Country Program Coordinator will direct and oversee all work performed in 
their respective country, under the guidance of the program's Regional 
Director. While each position will be based in the countries' capital 
cities, they will all involve significant travel within country and 
regionally within Central Asia.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

 * Manage and monitor all program components in respective country-training, 
   technical assistance, grant-giving;
 * Supervise in-country program staff and manage office operations;
 * Provide to Regional Director work plans, staffing plans, budgets and 
   monthly fiscal and program reports;
 * Conduct program outreach and recruitment;
 * Submit to Regional Director all proposed work plans, staffing plans, and 
   budgets;
 * Oversee the quality, cost, and timeliness of performance of all work 
   performed in respective country.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 * Significant professional experience managing civil society-strengthening 
   or gender-focused projects in Central Asia;
 * Solid understanding of political, economic, and social issues in Central 
   Asia;
 * Familiarity with the phenomenon of international human trafficking 
   (gender, economic, corruption, and legal issues), especially in Central
Asia;
 * Experience working with USG funding agencies in a management capacity 
   (USAID experience strongly preferred);
 * Ability to manage multiple activities dealing with complex issues related 
   to local NGO management and civil society development simultaneously;
 * Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work 
   effectively with project stakeholders to ensure the successful
completion of 
   project activities;
 * Knowledge of computers and relevant software (MS Office, Excel, etc.), 
   ICT skills helpful;
 * Fluency in English; Russian language ability a plus.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Email: resumes(a)irex.org (Please include PTD/RM/12-03 in the subject line)
Fax: (202) 628-8189

No phone calls please. 
EOE

JOB- Tajik and Uzbek Language Specialists, Indiana University

Posted by: Peter K. Marsh <pmarsh(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 20 Mar 2003


Specialists for Tajik and Uzbek language teaching materials development

The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), a
government-funded center based at Indiana University, is currently
seeking specialists in materials development and language teaching for
the Tajik and Uzbek languages (one position per language). The positions
involve the preparation of proficiency-oriented course materials for
beginning and intermediate levels of language instruction, and the
teaching of courses at these levels during eight-week intensive summer
language institutes in Bloomington.

Requirements:

 * native proficiency in Uzbek/Tajik and extensive cultural knowledge;

 * excellent spoken and written skills in English;

 * familiarity with communicative, proficiency-oriented, and task-based
   approaches to language learning;

 * experience in language teaching, preferably to adult learners. Experience
   in development of language teaching materials is also desirable.

The position will be part-time (20 hours per week) at the Bloomington
campus of Indiana University. It will begin in August 2003 and will last
for three academic years (2003-2006), subject to continued satisfactory
performance. We offer a 10-month salary of $18,000, plus an additional
stipend of $6,500 for the summer institute. Developers may also enroll
in graduate courses for up to 12 credits per year and receive a waiver
of tuition. The position carries health benefits. CeLCAR will pay for a
roundtrip air ticket to Bloomington, and for some professional travel to
attend language teaching workshops.

Applications should contain:

 * a current CV or resume;

 * a cover letter with a detailed explanation of relevant experience and
   approach to language teaching;

 * names and contact information for three references, or three letters of
   recommendation;

 * and if possible, samples of work

Applications should be sent electronically to Prof. William Fierman at
<celcar(a)indiana.edu>.  They may also be faxed to 812-856-1206.

If sent in hard copy by post, please send to:

CeLCAR, Indiana University
Coulter Hall 255
Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

For full consideration, applications should arrive no later than April 11,
2003.

For further information about these positions, contact:

Dr. Roxana Ma Newman
Telephone: (812) 856-2556
E-mail: <rmnewman(a)indiana.edu>

JOB- Azerbaijani Microfinance Consultants, Japan Soft Tech Consultants

Posted by: Karim Khan Qamar <Kk.Qamar(a)sympatico.ca>
Posted: 19 Mar 2003


Japan Soft Tech Consultants (JUST Consultants), a Japan-based consulting
firm, is currently looking for Azerbaijani consultants for the positions
of a Rural/Microfinance Specialist (12 person-months) and a Supervision
Specialist (6 person-months) for an ADB Technical Assistance (TA) for the
Microfinance Sector Development in Azerbaijan. The purpose of the Technical
Assistance (TA) is to develop a microfinance development strategy based on
an assessment on the rural financial market. The objective is to encourage
effective local rural financial intermediation to broaden and deepen the
rural financial market. The approach is to identify appropriate institutions
that would attract investors and depositors and provide wide outreach for
micro credit services in a sustainable manner. The process is to establish
the legal and regulatory framework and develop institutional capacity.

The experts need to have substantial professional experience in working with
the ADB or other international development agencies in microfinance field
and must be fluent in English.

The deadline for the submission of CV is March 21, 2003. Interested
candidates are requested to submit the CV on standard ADB-CV format to
<zaman(a)stc-japan.com>


Japan Soft Tech Consultants (JUST Consultants)
Okayama, Japan. E-mail: <zaman(a)stc-japan.com>

JOB- Community Mobilization Specialist, Kyrgyzstan, ACDI/VOCA

Posted by: Margaret Paul <Maggie_Paul/ACDIVOCA.ACDIVOCA(a)acdivoca.org>
Posted: 18 Mar 2003


Community Mobilization Specialist - 30-day consulting project in Kyrgyzstan

ACDI/VOCA, an international economic & business development organization,
based in Washington, D.C. is seeking a community mobilization specialist for
a 30-day consultancy on USAID-funded community development project. The
Community Action Investment Program (CAIP) in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is
creating and strengthening participatory mechanisms to alleviate sources of
potential conflict in selected communities.

The consultant will be expected to:

1) Provide a training curriculum (including fieldwork project site visits)
   in advance of training  (revisions to training curriculum are possible once
   consultant is in-country)

2) Provide ten days of consultancy with program staff in two offices

3) Design specific conflict management methodologies to be incorporated into
   CAIP

4) Design a specific set of tools for identifying urban-based communities
   and working with respective communities, including local (municipal)
   government authorities, for project implementation

5) Write a final report providing specific recommendations of "next steps"
   for community mobilization staff for addressing Conflict Management issues

Qualifications include:

 * At least 10 years of experience in community development program
   implementation aimed at infrastructure improvement and income generation and
   capacity-building training for civil society organizations, particularly
   nongovernment organizations (NGOs) involved in community development

 * USAID and CEE/NIS experience required

 * Central Asia experience highly desired

 * Russian language a plus.

Please submit CV and salary history to <eurasia(a)acdivoca.org>.

No phone calls please. Only finalist contacted. EOE.

JOB- Two Job Openings at ACTR/ACCELS, Washington DC and Kabul

Posted by: Elena Spensley <espensle(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 17 Mar 2003


The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS has 2 Job
Openings.

 * Program Manager, Future Leaders Exchange Program in Washington, DC

 * Country Director, Kabul, Afghanistan

For more information, please visit the employment section of our website at
<www.americancouncils.org>.

TO APPLY:

E-mail your resume and cover letter to:

<resumes(a)americancouncils.org>.

Please indicate the name of the position for which you are applying in the
subject heading of your message.  Your resume and cover letter should be
sent as a .TXT (text only) attachment to your message.  Important: your
resume and cover letter should be formatted as a single .TXT (text only)
document.  Your resume should be placed on the first page/s, followed by a
cover letter and any other documents.  Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity
Employer.

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is a
non-profit, educational association and exchange organization devoted to
improving education, professional training and research within and
regarding Eastern Europe and Eurasia. American Councils administers
academic exchange and training programs in virtually all fields;
provides educational advising and academic testing services throughout
Eastern Europe and Eurasia; and organizes conferences and seminars in
the US and abroad for its membership, exchange participants, alumni, and
professional groups. In addition, American Councils organizes and
administers citizen exchange programs to promote cross-cultural
understanding. American Councils manages a budget funded from multiple
sources of approximately $50M, employs a staff of more than 400, and
operates offices in 16 countries.

JOB- Persian Sub Editor, BBC Monitoring, Baku

Posted by: Monitoring Recruitment <recruitment(a)mon.bbc.co.uk>
Posted: 16 Mar 2003


Sub Editor, Persian
BBC Monitoring
Based in Baku Unit, Azerbaijan.
Salary offered will be in line with local conditions

BBC Monitoring:

Monitors open source foreign media from over 150 countries throughout the
world in more than 70 languages. We provide news and information to the BBC,
government and commercial customers.

You will select:

 * News and information from source material.

 * Translate, edit and write copy accurately and quickly using clear
   idiomatic English to meet customer needs.

 * Work independently and as part of a team. Shift work involved.

You will have excellent knowledge of:

 * International affairs especially in relation to the Iran region.

 * Educated to degree level or equivalent.

 * Excellent Persian and English (first language or equivalent) and
   experience of translating from these languages essential.

 * Two years journalistic experience preferred.

For further details and an application form please contact our recruitment
office at <recruitment(a)mon.bbc.co.uk>

JOB- Central Asian Research Analyst, InterMedia, Washington, DC

Posted by: Stephen Hegarty <stephenhegarty(a)cox.net>
Posted: 16 Mar 2003


CENTRAL ASIAN RESEARCH ANALYST

InterMedia, a Washington DC-based research institute involved in
international media, opinion and market research seeks a Research Analyst
skilled in the design, analysis, presentation and management of
international quantitative and qualitative research projects. Specifically,
we are looking for researchers with expertise in the countries of Central
Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan).

Candidates should have the following qualifications:

 * a minimum of a bachelor's degree (or the foreign equivalent) in a relevant
   field, and a minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience
 * foreign language abilities, including reading and communicating in written
   and oral form in Russian and, ideally, in one or more of the Central Asian
   languages
 * strong knowledge of the history, politics and cultures of Central Asia
 * first hand experience in Central Asia through travel, study, working
   and/or living experiences
 * demonstrated ability to conduct primary research and to organize and
   present research findings in a clear and analytical manner, using excellent
   written and/or spoken English
 * ability to communicate effectively and work successfully in
   multidisciplinary team and culturally diverse environments
 * strong proficiency in computer word processing, and spreadsheet programs,
   graphics and presentation software, statistical analysis software, e-mail
   and the internet
 * ability to manage multiple tasks and to maintain high standards while at
   the same time facing tight deadlines

The position is based in Washington, D.C. and requires up to 25-30%
international travel. Generous benefits package; salary commensurate with
experience.

Please send résumé and cover letter by fax to (202) 434-9560 or by e-mail 
to <giglis(a)intermedia.org>.

JOB- Senior Country Advisors, Counterpart International, Central Asia

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <kgottschall(a)worldnet.att.net>
Posted: 12 Mar 2003


Country Advisors - Central Asia

Position Code:  CA-CS-CA

Counterpart International will oversee a civil society development
initiative in Central Asia designed to develop country networks of
sustainable, localized Civil Society Support Centers (CSSCs) capable of
providing services to local NGOs and communities.   The Country Advisors
will consult with local country directors in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Each position requires a commitment of one - two years.  Assignment
locations are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Ashgabat,
Turkmenistan; and Tashkent, Uzbekistan, respectively.

Responsibilities: Advisors will provide a broad scope of management guidance
and support to Country Directors as they work on their primary programmatic
tasks:

 * Assisting the local Country Director in implementing a strategic plan for
   the localization and future sustainability of the CSSC network;

 * Promoting financial sustainability for the CSSCs;

 * Supporting development of a country-wide CSSC network;

 * Assisting with cultivating and managing effective relationships with
   external stakeholders including donors, partners, government structures,
etc.;

 * Assisting with staff development and mentoring, including building an
   effective senior management team; and

 * Strengthening leadership and management skills

Requirements:

 * Advanced degree, preferably business- or management-related;

 * Five years experience as a senior manager; management consulting
   experience highly desirable;

 * Two years experience working in an international development program in
   the former Soviet Union or Central/Eastern Europe;

 * Knowledge of the issues, objectives and activities of the NGO sector in
   Central Asia;

 * Advanced Russian language skills, desirable;

 * Strong finance and program reporting and monitoring skills

Anticipated Appointment: July 1, 2003

Founded in 1965, Counterpart International 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 this or
any project, should apply to the Counterpart website-based Resume Registry,
identifying the applicable position code.  Please be prepared to cut/paste
or attach your resume.

Website: <www.counterpart.org>

No telephone inquiries, please.

JOB- Consultancy Position, Uzbekistan Educational Partnerships, ACTR/ACCELS

Posted by: Andrew Segars <Segars(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 11 Mar 2003


POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position:

Consultant in Comparative Religious Studies with expertise in Central Asia
and Islam

Organization:

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

Expected Start Date: Immediately

Terms of Consultancy:

 * Part-time temporary consultancy;
 * Three-six months over a 24-month period;
 * Consultancy will take place in the United States, but will involve
   coordination with the American Councils' Uzbekistan field office in
   Tashkent;
 * Occasional travel to Uzbekistan required
 * Project is funded by the U.S. Department of State.

Consultancy Overview:

The American Councils is preparing a proposal for the Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is seeking a
consultant to provide guidance, training, and academic oversight on a
partnership program in comparative religious studies.  In the program, U.S.
university departments will work with five Uzbekistani higher education
institutions to develop curriculum, improve teaching methodology, support
academic exchanges, and engage in collaborative research. The purpose of the
partnership is to encourage a deeper understanding of traditional Uzbek
culture, religion, including Islam, within the context of democracy, human
rights, and religious freedom within Uzbekistan.

Responsibilities:

 * Travel to Uzbekistan for initial planning workshops with heads of
   five Uzbekistan institutes of higher education;
 * Organize and implement training sessions for Uzbekistan faculty and
   students;
 * Provide assistance in selecting U.S. partner universities;
 * Help plan professional development programs at U.S. universities for
   Uzbekistani faculty;
 * Oversee the training of academic professionals, from both U.S host
   institutions and participating institutions, in the Republic of
   Uzbekistan;
 * Review curriculum projects developed on program;
 * Travel with U.S. partners to Uzbekistan to implement training
   workshops and evaluate program; and
 * Report on activities as required.

Qualifications:

 * Graduate degree required, PhD strongly preferred, in Islamic Studies
   or Comparative Religious Studies with an academic interest specific to 
   Central Asia;
 * Demonstrated working knowledge of Uzbek, Russian, and/or Arabic;
 * Experience working overseas, preferably in Uzbekistan and/or Central
   Asia;
 * Considerable experience in methodology development and education
   development projects;
 * Experience in planning and carrying out seminars and workshops, with
   an emphasis on humanities' scholars;
 * Strong cross-cultural skills;
 * Excellent command of the English language in speaking in writing;
 * Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS:

American Councils is an international not-for-profit organization
leading the development and exchange of knowledge between the United
States and Eurasia.

Our mission is to foster independence and democratic development by
advancing education and research, cultivating leadership and empowering
individuals and institutions through learning.  Founded in 1974 as an
association for area and language professionals, American Councils has
focused its expertise on the design and implementation of academic
exchange, professional training, distance learning, curriculum, and test
development, delivery of technical assistance and consultancy services,
research and evaluation, and institution building.

Contact Information:

Please send cv and cover letter to Andrew Segars at
<segars(a)americancouncils.org> or Kevin Spensley at
<spensley(a)americancouncils.org>

For more information regarding American Councils for International
Education, please check our website at <www.americancouncils.org>

Andrew 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)americancouncils.org>
website: <www.americancouncils.org>

JOB- Country Specialists for Central Asia, Jane's Sentinel Security Assessment

Posted by: Alex Vatanka <Alex.Vatanka(a)janes.co.uk>
Posted: 6 Mar 2003


A Call for Specialist Writers - Central Asia, Middle East and South Asia

Jane's Sentinel Security Assessment, is seeking Country specialists to join
our team of free-lance contributors.

Based in London, UK, Sentinel is a geopolitical risk assessment publication
that aims to address all underlying causes of conflict and instability in a
society, including demographic, political, economic, domestic and
international factors. The publication is divided along regional lines.

At present, there are vacancies for specialist writers who can cover any of
the following states for our publication:

 * Tajikistan
 * Turkmenistan
 * Iran
 * Afghanistan
 * Nepal
 * Gulf Arab states
 * Libya
 * Yemen

More information can be obtained by contacting:

Alex Vatanka
Editor
Jane's Sentinel
Jane's Information Group
<alex.vatanka(a)janes.co.uk>
0044 (0) 20 8276 4735

JOB- Development and Outreach Officer, Help The Afghan Children

Posted by: Help The Afghan Children <info(a)helptheafghanchildren.org>
Posted: 5 Mar 2003


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Development and Outreach Officer

Help The Afghan Children
(501-c-3) Tax ID:  54-1695838, Established in 1993

8603 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 230
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone:  1-888-403-0407
Fax:  (703) 848-0407
Website: <www.helptheafghanchildren.org>
Email: <info(a)helptheafghanchildren.org>

Help the Afghan Children (est. 1993), a non-profit organization based in
Northern, Virginia with a mission to help children and families in
Afghanistan, is seeking an individual for a newly created full time position
of Development and Outreach Officer to meet its growing needs.

The Main Responsibilities Include:

 * Developing and managing relationships with donor communities
 * Developing and managing a Marketing/PR campaign
 * Developing and managing fundraising campaigns
 * Proposal Writing
 * Preparation of Annual Reports and Quarterly Newsletters

Required Qualifications:

 * BA and minimum of three years experience in related field
 * Self starter and organized
 * Good writing, research and communication skills
 * Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet is a must; experience in Adobe
   Suite, Dream Weaver and Photoshop a plus
 * Fluent in English and Dari (Pashtu is desirable)

Annual Salary:

$30,000 - $35,000 (based on qualifications) with health insurance

This job will require occasional travel within the U.S. and to Afghanistan.

Please fax or email your resume along with a cover letter to:

Fax: (703) 848-0408
Email: <info(a)helptheafghanchildren.org>

JOB- Modern Middle Eastern History, Univ. of Chicago

Posted by: Paula G. Manzuk <pgmanzuk(a)uchicago.edu>
Posted: 3 Mar 2003


The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University 
of Chicago invites applications for a one-year position at the rank of 
Lecturer or Visiting Faculty in Modern Middle Eastern History, to begin 
Autumn, 2003, for the purpose of teaching four courses to be offered on the 
undergraduate and/or graduate levels.  Applicants must have a PhD in hand no 
later than August, 2003, and a strong record in teaching and research.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae and the names, addresses and 
telephone/fax numbers of three scholars who can provide academic references. 
Applications should be sent to

Chair, Modern History Search Committee
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
The University of Chicago
1155 East 58th Street, Room 212
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2003.

The University of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

Paula G. Manzuk
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
1155 E 58th St
Chicago IL 60637
773 702-3183 phone
773 702-9853 fax
pgmanzuk(a)uchicago.edu

JOB- Resource Faculty, Central Asian Resource Center

Posted by: Tatyana Yarkova <tyarkova(a)carc.soros.kz>
Posted: 3 Mar 2003


CENTRAL ASIAN RESOURCE CENTRE

HESP REGIONAL SEMINAR FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING (ReSET)
invites applications from established scholars to act as resource faculty in
the project:

BUILDING ACADEMIC AND TEACHING EXCELLENCE IN THE DISCIPLINE OF SOCIOLOGY IN
CENTRAL ASIA

This is a three-year project that seeks to develop academic scholarship and
improve the teaching process in Sociology Departments at academic
institutions in Central Asia.  This will be done by promoting critical
thinking and scholarly research through collaborative academic exchange
between local and western academics and by providing rigorous training in
methods of teaching and assessment and effective incorporation of research
into teaching.

Resource persons would be expected to commit to the project for the whole
period of its duration through delivering courses at an annual summer
school, attending a follow-up winter session and continuously supervising
academic work of some of the project participants from Central Asia.

A resource person for the project should meet the following requirements:

 * Have a PhD from a western University in Sociology or a related discipline;
 * Have a considerable teaching record;
 * Preferably have a research interest in the region;
 * Preferably have knowledge of Russian and/or one of Central Asian languages.

To apply, please send your CV to Tatiana Yarkova at <tyarkova(a)carc.soros.kz>

For additional information, please write to Tatiana Yarkova:
<tyarkova(a)carc.soros.kz>

JOB- Consultancy in Kyrgyzstan, Allavida

Posted by: Jonathan Edwards <jonathane(a)allavida.org>

Posted: 3 Mar 2003


Allavida is a British NGO with extensive experience of working in the Newly 
Independent States as well as in Central and Eastern Europe.

We are looking to hire a full-time consultant on an initial 6-month 
contract, starting April 2003, to assist us in developing our work in 
Central Asia.  The consultant should be Central Asian and fluent in English 
and have considerable experience of civil society and development work in 
the region.  The consultant will be based in Bishkek but is expected to 
travel within the region.  The consultant will be paid a monthly fee but 
please note that Allavida will not provide re-location costs or a living 
allowance for this position.

Terms of reference for the consultancy are appended below.

If you would like to apply for this position, please e-mail your curriculum 
vitae (CV) and a letter outlining your motivation for applying to 
mailto:enquiries(a)allavida.org.  Your CV and your letter should both be 
written in English.

For further information about Allavida, please visit our web-site 
-www.allavida.org.  If you have any questions about the consultancy, please 
send these to the above e-mail address.

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday 14th March 2003.

Yours

Jon Edwards
Programme Manager
Allavida
http://www.allavida.org
Charity Know How is now a part of Allavida
Allavida is a registered charity, number 1089984


TERMS OF REFERENCE

ALLAVIDA CONSULTANT - CENTRAL ASIA

Overall Role

Allavida is planning to expand its work in Central Asia and seeks an 
experienced and confident consultant to identify and research potential 
programme ideas and opportunities, maintain close contact with Allavida's 
partners and with donors in the region, and represent Allavida where 
appropriate.

Summary of main duties and responsibilities

 * Maintain contact with existing Allavida partners in the region and 
   continue exploration of how Allavida can support them, develop existing 
   ideas for programmes and explore potential new ideas for partnership.
 * Research potential new partners for Allavida across the region.
 * Research and develop new programme ideas in which Allavida could have a 
   significant role to play.
 * Identify needs and trends in civil society throughout the region and keep 
   Allavida informed of opportunities and threats for the sector as a whole.
 * Monitor broader developments in the region and how these could affect the 
   work of Allavida and civil society organisations in general.
 * Establish and maintain contact with range of civil society groups and 
   contacts in the region, including amongst others, local community based 
   organisations and non-governmental organisations, international 
   non-governmental organisations, civil society commentators, including from 
   academic institutions.
 * Establish and maintain relationships with local and foreign donor and 
   grant-making organisations, multi- and bi-lateral agencies, local and 
   national governmental institutions.
 * Assist in the development of Allavida's overall strategy for the region.
 * Assess the level and range of similar activities in the region and keep 
   Allavida informed about them, particularly in areas of potential synergy or 
   over-lap.
 * Explore potential funding opportunities with a range of donor 
   organisations, including private and public, local and foreign.
 * Assist in the development of funding proposals.
 * Represent Allavida as appropriate in meetings, seminars, conferences, etc.
 * Maintain regular contact with Allavida Programme Manager.

Outline person specification

General

Allavida is seeking an individual with good experience of working in civil 
society across the region.  The consultant will need to be creative and 
innovative and should be used to working independently.  They will need to 
be able to communicate effectively with a variety of groups and individuals.

Experience and skills required

 * Indigenous to Central Asian region, able to be based in Bishkek, 
   Kyrgyzstan and to travel throughout the region.
 * Minimum five years experience of working in civil society.
 * Excellent spoken and written English.
 * Excellent communication skills.
 * Education to degree level.
 * Excellent computer skills.
 * Analytical skills and good judgement.
 * Flexible.

Summary of terms and conditions

The consultant will be contracted directly to Allavida on a fixed-term 
six-month contract, renewable for a further six months subject to progress 
on developing Allavida's funded activities in Central Asia.

It is likely that the consultant will be hosted within another organisation 
and expenses channelled through that organisation.

A copy of the draft contract can be supplied on request.


Allavida: Alliances for Voluntary Initiatives and Development

Allavida
55 Bondway
London SW8 1SJ
United Kingdom
telephone: +44 (0)20 7735 8006
fax: +44 (0)20 7735 7608
email: enquiries(a)allavida.org

JOB- Research Specialist on Iran and Central Asia, US Army, Fort Bragg, NC

Posted by: David Champagne GG14 <champagd(a)soc.mil>
Posted: 26 Feb 2003


The 4th PSYOP Group (ABN), Ft. Bragg, NC has an opening for a civilian
research specialist on Iran and Central Asia. The Iranian and Turkic worlds
are the primary foci of the position. Area expertise and proficiency in
Persian or a Turkic language is required. Candidates who have completed
their Ph.D. degrees are preferred, but ABDs and holders of master's degrees
will be given serious consideration. Previous experience in Iran and/or
Central Asia is extremely desirable. Knowing both Persian and Turkish is a
plus.

The research opening is in the GMI GG-132 series (military intelligence
specialist). Intelligence specialists in this organization do social science
research and analysis and write studies 20-40 pages in length. The ability
to conduct solid research and to write clearly in English is essential. The
individual selected will work with a team of eight other Middle East
specialists who all have advanced degrees, language proficiency, and
extensive on-the-ground regional experience.

The position requires expertise in one of the social sciences as well as a
deep understanding of the Arab world. Information is gathered from both
classified and unclassified sources. The position requires a minimum score
of two on both the listening and reading comprehension portions of the
Defense Language Proficiency Test (or the Foreign Service Institute test)
for Farsi or one of the Turkic languages, and a willingness to travel
periodically in the United States and abroad. Candidate must also be a US
citizen with the ability to obtain a secret security clearance.

Hiring will be at the GG-11 trainee to GG-12 level or GG-12 level, depending
on the qualifications of the successful applicant. The starting salary of a
GG-11 is now $46,689; for a GG-12, it is $55,958. After one year the GG-11
who has successfully completed their training program would be promoted to a
GG-12 position. The working level of the experienced and qualified analyst
is the GG-12 level (career salary range $55,958-$72,746).

Applicants must have a resume in the US Army's central RESUMIX database in
order to be considered for this government position. Applicants should apply
by using the US Government resume builder site that can be found at:
<http://cpolrhp.belvoir.army.mil/west>

>From this page select "Employment Information" and then "RESUMIX Applicant's
Kit." When entering your resume please make sure to include the following
four items on the Supplemental Data Sheet (pp. 8-10):

1) Select West CPOC (question #2)
2) If you have no prior military or government service, check on the
   supplemental data sheet that you are "Non Status Eligible" (Question #8)
3) Indicate that you are interested in a job at Ft. Bragg, NC (First
   Question # 25)
4) and that you are interested in Military Intelligence (0132 series)
   (Second Question # 25).

If you have specific questions concerning the position at Ft. Bragg or have
trouble with filling out the RESUMIX form you are encouraged to contact:

Dr. David C. Champagne
(910) 907-3661
E-mail: <champagd(a)soc.mil>

Department of the Army
4th Psychological Operations Groups (Airborne)
Fort Bragg, North Carolina 28310-5240

JOB- Bering Consulting International, Community Development Project, Tajikistan

Posted by: Bering Consulting International LLC <bering(a)bering-consulting.com>
Posted: 18 Feb 2003


BERING Consulting International, LLC, Washington, DC - based development
research and consulting company is currently looking for Community
Development and Participation Specialists for short and long-term
assignments for the project in Tajikistan.

Minimum qualification requirements:

 * Graduate degree in the Social Sciences (economics, sociology, political
   science);
 * Minimum 5 years of work experience in community development and
   participation;
 * Experience working in design and evaluation of Social Investment Funds
   with major international development organizations or donors;
 * Work experience in Central Asia or former Soviet Union;
 * Experience in capacity building with local and central governments and
   civil society.

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to:

<recruitment(a)bering-consulting.com> by February 25.

Please include the job title in the e-mail subject heading.

JOB- Sociological Survey Specialist, IFES, Central Asia

Posted by: Michelle Bovich <mbovich(a)ifes.org>
Posted: 14 Feb 2003


Position Description

Position: Sociological Survey Specialist
Program: Europe and Eurasia Division - Central Asia Republics (CAR)

IFES is seeking resumes from qualified candidates specializing in polling to
support on-going civil society programs in the Central Asia Republics (CAR).
The Sociological Survey Specialist will support IFES efforts in a multi-year
survey program in coordination with our Senior Program Officer for CAR,
IFES' Applied Research Officer, and IFES/CAR field personnel.  It is
expected that the Specialist's services will be required for approximately
40 days per calendar year through March 2005.

Duties:

The Specialist will also be responsible for:

 * Development of a field instrument for regional surveys in Kazakhstan,
   Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, responsive to the needs of IFES;

 * Collaboration with the local fieldwork contractors to design a sampling
   protocol appropriate to IFES' needs for this survey and provide instructions
   to the fieldwork contractors on the drafting of the Methodological Report
   for the survey;

 * Provide guidance to the local fieldwork contractors on the data
   processing aspects of the project; work with the fieldwork contractors to
   design a coding frame for the data file and develop open-end codes following
   fieldwork.  S/he will also provide the fieldwork contractors with
   consistency checks for the draft data file as well as instructions for
   adjustments ensuring that the data file is up to specifications before
   approving and finalizing the data file;

 * Using survey results, s/he will prepare an analytical report which
   identifies prevailing public opinions, differences among demographic and
   attitudinal groups, and reporting on the attributes (including, but not
   limited to, demographic, attitudinal, and personal preferences) allowing the
   placement of individuals into distinct sociological groupings; longitudinal
   comparison of data will also be required in the analysis;

 * Will travel to all relevant CAR countries to meet with funder and
   contracted sociological firms on/about March 22, 2003;

 * Upon the request of IFES, s/he will participate in scheduled briefings
   and meetings on the survey and prepare graphical presentations on the survey
   findings with selected audiences.

Qualifications: A successful candidate will have at least 5 years of
specific sociological survey experience, preferably in Central Asian
countries; an understanding of the polling process; a familiarity with local
survey firm engagement and project oversight; knowledge of survey design and
development; and an international/regional background.

Applying:

To apply send cover letter and resume to <jobs(a)ifes.org> indicating the
position in the subject line.

JOB- Programme Director, Save the Children, Central Asia

Posted by: Rachel Carder <R.Carder(a)scuk.org.uk>
Posted: 7 Feb 2003


Work with Save the Children in Central Asia

Programme Director, Central Asia
Based in Tashkent - £28,440 p.a.
Accompanied - 12 month contract - Ref: PD/CA
Required from May 2003.

Established in 1993, Save the Children's programme in Central Asia works in 
education, social welfare and disability where the programme is a long-term 
initiative to address the impact of transition, in former Soviet Central 
Asia, on children. Through a combination of research, advocacy and direct 
action we work through partnerships and alliances with a range of bodies and 
organisations to address the needs of the most vulnerable children. The 
Central Asia programme covers the 3 countries of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and 
Uzbekistan and is managed by the Programme Director based in Tashkent, 
Uzbekistan.

We are now looking for a dynamic and creative individual with a substantial 
and strong management track record in overseas relief and development 
programmes, a strategic focus, and relevant technical and representation 
experience to build on our achievements and to drive this programme forward.

This post is a challenging and exciting opportunity for an experienced 
senior manager who wants to help in shaping the future for children in 
Central Asia.

The post enjoys a competitive benefits package including leave, 
accommodation and flights.

Recruitment and selection procedures and checks reflect our commitment to 
the protection of children from abuse.

Save the Children aims to be an equal opportunities employer.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Wednesday 26th February 
2003
Interviews: Week commencing Thursday 13th March 2003

For further information please click below:

1. Job Specification
2. Application Pack which includes the following and must be completed by 
   all applicants:
   * Application form
   * Disclosure of Convictions form
3. Child Protection
4. Guidance notes for completing the application form
5. Additional guidance notes for Child Protection

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

SALARY: £28,440
PERIOD: 12 months
STATUS: Accompanied
LOCATION: Tashkent
REQUIRED FROM: May 2003

HOW TO APPLY

Checklist for applicants

Before applying please ensure you have referred to the SC UK's
 * Vision Mission and Values
 * Child Protection Statement

Stating clearly the job title, location and media reference (PD/CA/SCFINT) 
of the post you are applying for, please send:
 * A completed application form. You may attach a CV to this.
 * A completed Disclosure of Convictions form.

Send all completed documentation to Overseas Personnel by e-mail, fax or 
post to the following address:

E-MAIL: r.carder(a)scfuk.org.uk
DEPARTMENT: Overseas Personnel
ADDRESS: 17 Grove Lane, London, SE5 8RD
PHONE NUMBER: 00 44 20 7703 5400
FAX NUMBER: 00 44 20 7793 7614

Candidates who wish to apply to this post must ensure that they include the 
name of the post they are applying for and the media reference on their 
covering letter. Failure to do so may lead to a delay in your application.

Please note that if you haven't heard from us within 5 weeks of the closing 
date, please assume that you haven't been shortlisted on this occasion.  
Recruitment and selection procedures and checks reflect our commitment to 
the protection of children from abuse.

JOB- Community Mobilization Specialist, Kyrgyzstan, ACDI/VOCA

Posted by: Margaret Paul <Maggie_Paul/ACDIVOCA.ACDIVOCA(a)acdivoca.org>
Posted: 5 Feb 2003


ACDI/VOCA, an international economic development organization, based in 
Washington, D.C., is seeking a community mobilization specialist for a 
one-year, Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) position on an ongoing USAID-funded 
community development project. The Community Action Investment Program 
(CAIP) in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is creating and strengthening 
participatory mechanisms to alleviate sources of potential conflict in 
selected communities. The DCOP will be based in Osh, Kyrgyzstan.

Responsibilities include:

Backstopping the COP; Leading community mobilization efforts in communities 
and participating in at least one activity in each community; Forming 
cluster committees to broaden participation on issues of regional concern 
and promote cooperation among communities in meeting social and economic 
needs; Working with a community acting as a resource to them for increasing 
the quality and quantify of civic participation to achieve positive social 
and economic change; Supporting community action by facilitating community 
organization, providing targeted technical assistance and training; Drawing 
previously marginalized groups such as women and minorities into community 
action; and Promoting inter-ethnic cooperation between communities

Qualifications include:

At least 10 years of experience in community development program 
implementation aimed at infrastructure improvement and income generation and 
capacity-building training for civil society organizations, particularly 
non-government organizations (NGOs) involved in community developments. 
USAID and CEE/NIS experience required; Central Asia experience highly 
desired. Russian language a plus.

Please submit CV and salary history to eurasia(a)acdivoca.org.  No phone calls 
please. Only finalist contacted. EOE.

JOBS- Two Positions with Afghan Communicator, New York City

Posted by: Rameen Javid Moshref <RameenM(a)aol.com>
Posted: 4 Feb 2003


Afghan Communicator (AC) is a community based, grass-root organization 
dedicated to education, advocacy and youth leadership. AC's main focus is 
the Afghan community and the Muslim community in New York. We also serve the 
larger community in New York and the broader Afghan community. AC was 
founded in August of 1997 as an academic, literary and cultural magazine, by 
a group of young educated Afghans. Following September 11, 2001 our mission 
changed to include more community outreach and grassroots work. We 
established an office in Flushing, Queens and with the help of new staff 
laid the foundation of the new Afghan Communicator.  80% of our work is 
concentrated in the Afghan community in New York and the US. The remaining 
20% of our work is dedicated to helping people in need in Afghanistan.  We 
are doing a number of cultural, educational and humanitarian work throughout 
the year.

POSITION: Program Coordinator (Full-Time)

RESPONSIBILITIES: Include but not limited to:
 - Coordinate AC projects to their completion
 - Write final reports for funders
 - Maintain a database for Afghans in NYC and Afghans abroad
 - Maintain AC's filing system, answer phone calls, send mailings
 - Take meeting minutes and maintain electronic files
 - Attend some meetings on behalf of AC
 - Assist with publication of Community Bulletin and AC Magazine

QUALIFICATIONS: BA. As this is an entry-level position, we are looking for 
someone who is dedicated to not-for-profit work as a career. This is an 
ideal position to start from and grow with a young, dedicated and friendly 
staff.  We will provide workshops to prepare you for the work involved.  
Experience in advocacy, education, or related social work is helpful.  
Excellent writing, analytical and organizing skills and knowledge of 
Afghanistan and the Afghan community preferred.  Social science background 
and experience with public speaking, organizing and government relations is 
helpful.  Strong organizational, communication and computer skills (Word and 
Microsoft Office) required as well as ability to work cooperatively with 
group. Bi/multilingual ability preferred. Demonstrated ability to be 
punctual, prioritize and handle multiple, complex tasks.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience, plus a competitive health care package.


POSITION: Associate Executive Director (Full-Time)

RESPONSIBILITIES: Include but not limited to:

 - Assist Executive Director in running the organization
 - Supervise & coordinate projects to their completion
 - Research for potential grants and assist with grant writing
 - Assist with publication of Community Bulletin and AC Magazine
 - Coordinate staff and volunteers
 - Help improve public relations
 - Represent AC where necessary

QUALIFICATIONS: BA, MA preferred. We are looking for an independent and 
career-minded individual who is a legal resident of USA.  Experience in 
community development, advocacy, academia, management and grant writing a 
plus; but will provide appropriate workshops. Excellent writing and 
analytical skills, as well as knowledge of Afghanistan and the Afghan 
community strongly preferred.  Social science background and experience with 
organizing and government relations extremely helpful.  Strong 
organizational, communication and computer skills (Word and Microsoft 
Office) required as well as ability to work cooperatively with group. 
Bi/multilingual ability preferred. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and 
handle multiple, complex tasks.  This is an ideal management level position 
for someone who wants to help the Afghan community, working in a fast 
growing not-for-profit organization, and has the freedom to start their own 
projects while working with a resourceful, young staff.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience, plus a competitive health care package.


TO APPLY: NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.  Mail, e-mail or fax resume & cover letter 
to:

Afghan Communicator
Rameen Javid Moshref
P.O. Box 1159
New York, NY  10011
FAX: (718) 762-5575
E-MAIL: YoungAfghans(a)hotmail.com

JOB- Language Professionals, Bering Consulting International

Posted by: Bering Consulting International <recruitment(a)bering-consulting.com>
Posted: 27 Jan 2003


BERING Consulting International, LLC, a Washington D.C. - based
international development and communication company is currently searching
for freelance language professionals (interpreters and translators) with
working knowledge of the local languages of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and
Central Asia and excellent command of English for assignments in Washington
D.C. metropolitan area, across the United States, and overseas.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit their resumes outlining language
qualification and relevant experience in interpreting and translating
between the regional languages and English by e-mail to:
<recruitment(a)bering-consulting.com>

JOB- Coordinator for Indiana U. Language Programs in Central Asia, Summer 2003

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic NRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 17 Jan 2003

 
The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) at Indiana
University seeks an on-site language coordinator for summer 2003 advanced
intensive Kazakh and Uzbek language courses to be held in Almaty
(Kazakhstan) and Samarkand (Uzbekistan). The coordinator will travel
regularly between the two sites, maintaining contact with both sites as well
as with Indiana University in Bloomington.

S/he will be responsible for:

1) on-site orientation for students
2) liaising with local administrative staff
3) supervising local teachers to assure high-quality proficiency based courses.

The coordinator must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills,
be able to demonstrate relevant experience in communicatively-based language
pedagogy, and preferably have spent an extended period of time working in a
US or West European academic environment. Knowledge of Russian or a Turkic
language is a plus, but is not required.

The coordinator will be expected to work for approximately 9 weeks beginning
in early or mid-June. Salary will be approximately $7,000. Travel, housing,
and modest per diem also will be provided.

Interested candidates are invited to send a letter of application, a CV and
names of three references to <celcar(a)indiana.edu>.

The position will be open until filled.  To assure full consideration, apply
by February 8, 2003.

JOB- ESL Teachers, Tajik State University of Commerce

Posted by: Faridun Mirsadikov <mfaridun(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 11 Jan 2003


The Tajik State University of Commerce is looking for the Foreign English
teachers to teach English to first and second year students.

For further information, please contact Mr. Mirsadikov Faridun at the
following address:

<mfaridun(a)hotmail.com>
Director, International Relations Department
Tajik State University of Commerce

JOB- Curriculum Dev. Consultant, IREX Partnerships and Training Div, Cent. Asia

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 10 Jan 2003


TITLE: Curriculum Development Consultant
DIVISION: Partnerships and Training Division (PTD)
LOCATION: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and the United States
REPORTS TO: Program Manager, IREX/Uzbekistan

This position is contingent upon funding.

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:

Contingent on funding, IREX seeks applicants for a Curriculum
Development Consultant for an innovative program, which connects schools
in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to the Internet and promotes online
curriculum development and web-based partnerships with American schools.
His/her services will be solicited on a full-time basis for two to three
months with approximately 20 additional days of consulting time. The
consultant will advise two full-time local Curriculum Development and
Assessment Specialists based in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan respectively
on key aspects of curricula development, including: training teachers,
developing education curricula that utilizes Internet resources, and
overseeing online programs between schools in the United States,
Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The position will either be based in
Dushanbe and Tashkent for the first two to three months or will involve
extensive travel to the region during that period. The position will be
based in the United States for the remaining portion of the program.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 * Provide training for IREX teams in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan on
   the development of training materials and curricula aimed at integrating
   the use of information technology into the schools' curricula;
 * Help develop training modules for teachers and students on how
   to use new curricula;
 * Contribute to creating and implementing mid program and end of
   program assessments to review effectiveness of the program's curriculum
   development; and
 * Provide on-going support and assistance in curriculum
   development to local staff for the duration of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates should be U.S. citizens and should have knowledge of the region;
have extensive experience developing curriculum that integrates the Internet
into classroom activities; and be able to work independently and adhere to
deadlines.

Other qualifications required include:

 * A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in the field
   of curriculum development, preferably with knowledge of the educational
   system of the Eurasia region;
 * Extensive experience in using the Internet and integrating
   information technology resources into educational settings;
 * Past work with US-government funded programs preferred;
 * Well-organized, skilled at handling multiple tasks,
   detail-oriented; and
 * Experience conducting training-of-trainers (TOT) programs.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

PTD/SV
Email: resumes(a)irex.org (please include PTD/SV in the subject line)
Fax: (202) 628-8189

No phone calls please.

EOE

JOB- Curriculum Development and Assessment Specialist, IREX, Central Asia

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 10 Jan 2003


TITLE: Curriculum Development and Assessment Specialist
DIVISION: Partnerships and Training Division (PTD)
LOCATION: Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
REPORTS TO: Program Manager, IREX/Uzbekistan

This position is contingent upon funding.

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:

Contingent on funding, IREX seeks applicants for two Curriculum
Development and Assessment positions, one in Tajikistan and one in
Uzbekistan, for an innovative program which connects schools in
Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to the Internet and promotes online curriculum
development and web-based partnerships with American schools. Their
services will be solicited on a full-time basis to develop and implement
curricula modules that integrate the Internet and computers. The
positions will be based in Dushanbe and Tashkent but will involve
significant travel throughout Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 * Overseeing the development of training materials and curricula
   aimed at integrating the use of information technology into curricula at
   secondary and primary schools;
 * Providing training to teachers and school administrators on how
   to integrate the computer and Internet into classroom activities and
   curricula;
 * Supervising a team of teacher trainers who will train other
   teachers and students in their school to implement computer-based
   activities;
 * Coordinating program activities with IREX technical staff
   in-country and IREX/DC staff;
 * Supporting partnerships between schools in the United States,
   Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan and developing online programs;
 * Developing and implementing program outreach and publicity
   strategies about program initiatives focusing on information technology
   and education;
 * Designing and conducting mid-term and end of program evaluations
   to assess the effectiveness of the new curricula; and
 * Assisting in writing reports to the funder on program
   activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates should be local citizens, well organized,
able to work independently, skilled at handling multiple tasks, and able
to adhere to deadlines.

Other qualifications required include:

 * A minimum of three years of experience in the not-for-profit or
   governmental sector in the field of curriculum development in the
   region. At least one year of management experience desirable;
 * In-depth knowledge of the school system in Uzbekistan and
   Tajikistan and methods of integrating new aspects into existing
   curriculum;
 * Extensive experience in using the Internet and integrating
   information technology resources into educational settings;
 * Past work with US-government funded programs preferred;
 * Well-organized, skilled at handling multiple tasks,
   detail-oriented; and
 * Fluency in English language required.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

PTD/SV
Email: resumes(a)irex.org (please include PTD/SV in the subject line)
Fax: (202) 628-8189

No phone calls please.

EOE

JOB- Academic Leader Positions, OSI Central Asian Resource Center, Almaty

Posted by: Aziz Khasanov <akhasanov(a)carc.soros.kz>
Posted: 10 Jan 2003


The Open Society Institute has openings for two positions:

International Relations Academic Leader
Cultural Studies / Social Anthropology Academic Leader

The Academic Leader positions are based at the Central Asian Resource Center
(CARC) in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  The Central Asian Resource Center is a
co-operative undertaking, supported by the Higher Education Support Program
of OSI, and the national Soros Foundations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.  Currently, two Academic Leaders in the
disciplines of Political Science and Sociology work at the Central Asian
Resource Center.  The successful candidates for the Academic Leader
positions in International Relations and Cultural Studies / Social
Anthropology will begin their duties in the Spring 2003 academic semester.

Position Requirements:

 * a Western university graduate-level degree, or considerable Western
   academic experience
 * a Ph. D. or equivalent
 * knowledge of and experience with new teaching and curriculum development
   methods
 * university teaching experience
 * experience facilitating training workshops
 * an excellent command of English and Russian

Position Description:

The Academic Leader will be responsible for the development and
implementation of the strategic plan for their discipline area, as agreed
upon with the CARC Board of Directors.  The Academic Leaders report directly
to the CARC Director, and will work in collaboration with the CARC Director,
the CARC Program Assistant, and the OSI Program Manager in Budapest.  The
Academic Leader will also support the work of other Academic Leaders,
rotating certain duties as required.

Position Duties:

 * Create, develop, and implement projects designed to support and
   strengthen scholarly, teaching, and research capacity in the region

 * Develop ideas for OSI funding and seek external funding (or matching
   funding) as agreed with the CARC Board of Directors
 * Seek and provide access to information on new disciplinary content,
   books, and other information relevant to the discipline area
 * Develop and maintain materials appropriate for new teaching and
   curriculum methodologies
 * Develop, organize, and / or teach disciplinary summer schools for Central
   Asian faculty
 * Develop and maintain a network of academic colleagues and institutions in
   relevant places overseas in cooperation with the CARC Director and other
   Academic Leaders
 * Develop and deliver training workshops to Central Asian faculty in new
   teaching and curriculum methodologies
 * Develop and maintain a network of professional associates throughout
   Central Asia, in cooperation with the CARC Director and other Academic
Leaders
 * Develop and maintain a network of faculties and departments in the
   relevant discipline throughout Central Asia and in cooperation with the CARC
   Director and other Academic Leaders
 * Develop and maintain contacts with colleagues in other relevant
   international organizations in Central Asia an in cooperation with the CARC
   Director and other Academic Leaders
 * Provide information and support for research initiatives
 * Develop and maintain core course readers in the relevant disciplines
 * Collect and disseminate relevant core curricula with the support of the
   CARC Director and Administrative Assistant
 * Provide the CARC Director with materials for activity reporting in the
   relevant discipline area

Candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter in English by fax or
e-mail to the addresses below, explaining their suitability for the position.

Aziz A. Khasanov
Executive Director, Central Asian Resource Center
25, Zhambyl str., Suite 610,
Almaty, Kazakhstan 480100
Tel.: (3272) 58-46-96
Fax: (3272) 58-46-97
E-mail: akhasanov(a)carc.soros.kz
Employment Advertisement
Academic Leaders
Central Asian Resource Center
Almaty, Kazakhstan

JOB- Deputy Program Manager, IREX Partnerships & Training Division, Tajikistan

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 9 Jan 2003


TITLE: Deputy Program Manager
DIVISION: Partnerships and Training Division (PTD)
LOCATION: Tajikistan
REPORTS TO: Program Manager, IREX/Uzbekistan

This position is contingent upon funding.

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:

Contingent on funding, IREX seeks an expatriate for the position of
Deputy Program Director for an innovative program which connects schools
in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to the Internet and promotes online
curriculum development and web-based partnerships with American schools.
His/her services will be solicited on a full-time basis to support the
Program Director in overall management of the program and to manage
program implementation in Tajikistan. The position will be based in
Dushanbe but will involve significant travel throughout Tajikistan and
Uzbekistan.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 * Supporting the Program Director in overall program and financial
   management;
 * Directly managing IREX team in Tajikistan and working with the
   Program Director to coordinate activities with the IREX program staff in
   Uzbekistan;
 * Implementing an outreach and publicity campaign to advertise the
   program in Tajikistan, including outreach to the U.S. Embassy;
 * Conducting a competitive and transparent selection process to
   enroll primary and secondary schools as active participants in the
   program;
 * Overseeing all aspects of trainings and conferences, and
   troubleshooting technology issues in Tajikistan;
 * Collaborating with technical staff to ensure that all
   participating schools receive reliable Internet access through local
   Internet Service Providers;
 * Managing the development and delivery of computer training
   courses and specialized training modules to participating schools;
 * Coordinating program activities with local and international
   organizations involved in Internet and educational development;
 * Conducting mid and final program evaluations, and providing
   regular financial and program reports to the DC office; and
 * Supporting the Program Director in all aspects of statistics
   collection for program activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 * Minimum two years experience working on international assistance
   and development programs, preferably in Central Asia. One year
   managerial experience desirable;
 * Experience working on US government funded programs;
 * Familiarity with international youth education programs;
 * Experience in using the Internet and integrating information
   technology resources into educational settings;
 * Fluency in local language or Russian required;
 * Well-organized, skilled at handling multiple tasks, and managing
   personnel; and
 * An understanding of LAN architecture and hardware preferred.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

PTD/SV
Email: resumes(a)irex.org (please include PTD/SV in the subject line)
Fax: (202) 628-8189

No phone calls please.

EOE

JOB- Deputy Program Manager, IREX Partnerships & Training Division, Tajikistan

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 9 Jan 2003


TITLE: Deputy Program Manager
DIVISION: Partnerships and Training Division (PTD)
LOCATION: Tajikistan
REPORTS TO: Program Manager, IREX/Uzbekistan

This position is contingent upon funding.

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:

Contingent on funding, IREX seeks an expatriate for the position of
Deputy Program Director for an innovative program which connects schools
in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to the Internet and promotes online
curriculum development and web-based partnerships with American schools.
His/her services will be solicited on a full-time basis to support the
Program Director in overall management of the program and to manage
program implementation in Tajikistan. The position will be based in
Dushanbe but will involve significant travel throughout Tajikistan and
Uzbekistan.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 * Supporting the Program Director in overall program and financial
   management;
 * Directly managing IREX team in Tajikistan and working with the
   Program Director to coordinate activities with the IREX program staff in
   Uzbekistan;
 * Implementing an outreach and publicity campaign to advertise the
   program in Tajikistan, including outreach to the U.S. Embassy;
 * Conducting a competitive and transparent selection process to
   enroll primary and secondary schools as active participants in the
   program;
 * Overseeing all aspects of trainings and conferences, and
   troubleshooting technology issues in Tajikistan;
 * Collaborating with technical staff to ensure that all
   participating schools receive reliable Internet access through local
   Internet Service Providers;
 * Managing the development and delivery of computer training
   courses and specialized training modules to participating schools;
 * Coordinating program activities with local and international
   organizations involved in Internet and educational development;
 * Conducting mid and final program evaluations, and providing
   regular financial and program reports to the DC office; and
 * Supporting the Program Director in all aspects of statistics
   collection for program activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 * Minimum two years experience working on international assistance
   and development programs, preferably in Central Asia. One year
   managerial experience desirable;
 * Experience working on US government funded programs;
 * Familiarity with international youth education programs;
 * Experience in using the Internet and integrating information
   technology resources into educational settings;
 * Fluency in local language or Russian required;
 * Well-organized, skilled at handling multiple tasks, and managing
   personnel; and
 * An understanding of LAN architecture and hardware preferred.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

PTD/SV
Email: resumes(a)irex.org (please include PTD/SV in the subject line)
Fax: (202) 628-8189

No phone calls please.

EOE

JOB- Iranian Professorship, Uppsala University

Posted by: Bo Isaksson <bo.isaksson(a)afro.uu.se>
Posted: 9 Jan 2003


Uppsala University

Applications are invited for a

Full Professorship in Iranian Languages and Culture

at the Department of Asian and African Languages

Eligibility:  According to Chapter 4, Section 5 of the Higher Education 
Ordinance, the eligibility criteria for employment as full professor are 
both scholarly competence and teaching skill.  Further, the Uppsala 
University Appointment Policy stipulates, as a general requirement for 
eligibility for teaching posts, that applicants possess the capabilities 
otherwise needed properly to carry out the duties involved. Moreover, that 
policy states that applicants for a professorship shall have demonstrated, 
on the one hand, scholarly competence in the form of independent research 
that significantly exceeds that required for the title of 'docent' 
(associate professor) and, on the other hand, the teaching skill required 
for the position and, furthermore, unless there are special reasons to the 
contrary, to have completed teacher training courses relevant to university 
conditions.

To be eligible for this professorship applicants are required to possess 
scholarly qualifications in Iranian languages. The prospective holder of the 
chair should be able to document scholarly achievements of a linguistic or 
an interpretative philological nature in New Persian and at least one 
additional Iranian language.

Ranking: Ranking of applicants for a position as teacher at the University 
shall be based on the respective degree of competence in the areas required 
for eligibility.

In making this appointment as full professor, weight shall be given 
primarily to scholarly competence and teaching skill, with special attention 
paid to scholarly competence. However, assessment must be moderated in such 
a way that an applicant who is judged to be clearly more skilled as a 
teacher than another applicant who is only somewhat more qualified as a 
researcher should be ranked ahead of the latter applicant.

Teaching skills must be assessed with the same degree of conscientiousness 
as for research achievements.  In making this appointment as full professor, 
documented scholarly achievements covering both linguistic and philological 
aspects and/or a pre-Islamic Iranian language will be regarded as a special 
qualification.  In assessing teaching competence, attention must be paid to 
experience in planning, executing, and evaluating teaching and in individual 
supervision and examination. Teaching skills in New Persian - the most 
important Iranian language in the teaching programme of the Department - are 
particularly qualifying.

In addition to the above, consideration shall be given to the degree of 
administrative competence and other skills of importance to the subject 
content and duties of the position.  Moreover, attention shall be paid to 
the applicants' skills in developing and leading activities and personnel 
and the applicants' ability to cooperate with the surrounding community and 
to inform the public about research and developmental work, including their 
general capacity for collaboration. 

Other conditions: Duties include overall responsibility for research and 
graduate education in the subject area and teaching and supervision in 
graduate and undergraduate education.  Administrative duties may also be 
involved.

Gender equality: Uppsala University strives to promote gender equality in 
the form of a more even gender balance.  Since the majority of full 
professors are men, the University encourages women to apply for this chair.

Information: Information regarding the professorship will be given by the 
Head of Department, Professor Bo Isaksson, tel 471 1002, e-post 
Bo.Isaksson(a)afro.uu.se

Please submit the following:

1. Signed and witnessed curriculum vitae with copies of degrees obtained and 
other relevant documents 
2. A short account of scientific and teaching experience 
3. List of scientific and pedagogic publications
4. Publications indicated in item 3.

Documents mentioned in items 1-3 above should be submitted before the end of 
the application period. Regarding item 4 the applicant should before the 
last application date either submit the publications or in a separate 
statement report what documents the applicant is intending to submit within 
three weeks from the end of the application period. The merits that are 
referred to should not have been emerged after the end of the application 
period.

The documents and publications should be submitted to the Registrar in four 
copies. 

Application should be made to the Rector of Uppsala University and sent to 
the Registrar, UFV-PA 2002/989, P.O. Box 256, SE-751 05 Uppsala, fax +46 18 
471 2000, by January 24, 2003.  If application is submitted via fax, it must 
be followed by original documents as soon as possible.

The University rules of procedure for the recruitment of teachers:
http://www.personalavd.uu.se/anstordning/indexeng.html

Web announcement:
http://www.offentliga-jobb.mediacom.se/sites/cfml/uu/uuVis.cfm?plugin=1&engl
ishJobs=yes&nJobNo=44041&nLangNo=2


Bo Isaksson
Head of department
Professor of Semitic Languages
Dept. of Asian and African Languages
Uppsala University
PO Box 527
SE-751 20 Uppsala
Fax: +46-18-471 1094

JOB- Iranian Professorship, Uppsala University

Posted by: Bo Isaksson <bo.isaksson(a)afro.uu.se>
Posted: 9 Jan 2003


Uppsala University

Applications are invited for a

Full Professorship in Iranian Languages and Culture

at the Department of Asian and African Languages

Eligibility:  According to Chapter 4, Section 5 of the Higher Education 
Ordinance, the eligibility criteria for employment as full professor are 
both scholarly competence and teaching skill.  Further, the Uppsala 
University Appointment Policy stipulates, as a general requirement for 
eligibility for teaching posts, that applicants possess the capabilities 
otherwise needed properly to carry out the duties involved. Moreover, that 
policy states that applicants for a professorship shall have demonstrated, 
on the one hand, scholarly competence in the form of independent research 
that significantly exceeds that required for the title of 'docent' 
(associate professor) and, on the other hand, the teaching skill required 
for the position and, furthermore, unless there are special reasons to the 
contrary, to have completed teacher training courses relevant to university 
conditions.

To be eligible for this professorship applicants are required to possess 
scholarly qualifications in Iranian languages. The prospective holder of the 
chair should be able to document scholarly achievements of a linguistic or 
an interpretative philological nature in New Persian and at least one 
additional Iranian language.

Ranking: Ranking of applicants for a position as teacher at the University 
shall be based on the respective degree of competence in the areas required 
for eligibility.

In making this appointment as full professor, weight shall be given 
primarily to scholarly competence and teaching skill, with special attention 
paid to scholarly competence. However, assessment must be moderated in such 
a way that an applicant who is judged to be clearly more skilled as a 
teacher than another applicant who is only somewhat more qualified as a 
researcher should be ranked ahead of the latter applicant.

Teaching skills must be assessed with the same degree of conscientiousness 
as for research achievements.  In making this appointment as full professor, 
documented scholarly achievements covering both linguistic and philological 
aspects and/or a pre-Islamic Iranian language will be regarded as a special 
qualification.  In assessing teaching competence, attention must be paid to 
experience in planning, executing, and evaluating teaching and in individual 
supervision and examination. Teaching skills in New Persian - the most 
important Iranian language in the teaching programme of the Department - are 
particularly qualifying.

In addition to the above, consideration shall be given to the degree of 
administrative competence and other skills of importance to the subject 
content and duties of the position.  Moreover, attention shall be paid to 
the applicants' skills in developing and leading activities and personnel 
and the applicants' ability to cooperate with the surrounding community and 
to inform the public about research and developmental work, including their 
general capacity for collaboration. 

Other conditions: Duties include overall responsibility for research and 
graduate education in the subject area and teaching and supervision in 
graduate and undergraduate education.  Administrative duties may also be 
involved.

Gender equality: Uppsala University strives to promote gender equality in 
the form of a more even gender balance.  Since the majority of full 
professors are men, the University encourages women to apply for this chair.

Information: Information regarding the professorship will be given by the 
Head of Department, Professor Bo Isaksson, tel 471 1002, e-post 
Bo.Isaksson(a)afro.uu.se

Please submit the following:

1. Signed and witnessed curriculum vitae with copies of degrees obtained and 
other relevant documents 
2. A short account of scientific and teaching experience 
3. List of scientific and pedagogic publications
4. Publications indicated in item 3.

Documents mentioned in items 1-3 above should be submitted before the end of 
the application period. Regarding item 4 the applicant should before the 
last application date either submit the publications or in a separate 
statement report what documents the applicant is intending to submit within 
three weeks from the end of the application period. The merits that are 
referred to should not have been emerged after the end of the application 
period.

The documents and publications should be submitted to the Registrar in four 
copies. 

Application should be made to the Rector of Uppsala University and sent to 
the Registrar, UFV-PA 2002/989, P.O. Box 256, SE-751 05 Uppsala, fax +46 18 
471 2000, by January 24, 2003.  If application is submitted via fax, it must 
be followed by original documents as soon as possible.

The University rules of procedure for the recruitment of teachers:
http://www.personalavd.uu.se/anstordning/indexeng.html

Web announcement:
http://www.offentliga-jobb.mediacom.se/sites/cfml/uu/uuVis.cfm?plugin=1&engl
ishJobs=yes&nJobNo=44041&nLangNo=2


Bo Isaksson
Head of department
Professor of Semitic Languages
Dept. of Asian and African Languages
Uppsala University
PO Box 527
SE-751 20 Uppsala
Fax: +46-18-471 1094

JOB- Program Manager, IREX Partnerships & Training Division, Tashkent

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 8 Jan 2003


TITLE: Program Manager
DIVISION: Partnerships & Training Division (PTD)
POSITION LOCATION: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
REPORTS TO: Senior Program Officer, IREX/DC

This position is contingent upon funding.

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 an expatriate candidate for Program Manager for an innovative
program that connects schools in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to the
Internet and promotes online curriculum development and web-based
partnerships with American schools. The Program Manager will be based in
the region, with substantial travel in both Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
The position, which will be based in Tashkent, requires substantive
management experience coordinating international assistance programs and
knowledge of collaborative learning and utilizing Internet technology as
an educational and training tool.

The Program Manager will be responsible for:

 * Managing local staff and consultants on the program;
 * Developing and implementing program outreach and publicity
   strategies to primary and secondary schools;
 * Implementing a competitive and transparent selection process to
   enroll schools as participants in the program;
 * Overseeing technical assessments of school resources for the
   creation of computer centers;
 * Overseeing the implementation of curricula and online exchange
   programs at the schools;
 * Overseeing the purchase and installation of computer equipment
   in roughly 40 schools;
 * Coordinating the development and delivery of computer training
   courses and specialized modules;
 * Managing all aspects of statistics collection for program
   activities;
 * Ensuring program continuity across the countries in terms of
   adherence to timelines, consistency of activities, and program
   reporting;
 * Coordinating program activities with field and DC staff as well
   as local and international organizations involved in Internet and
   educational development;
 * Liaising with U.S. Embassy staff;
 * Coordinating the work of schools in ensuring program
   sustainability;
 * Conducting mid and final program evaluations; and
 * Overseeing financial management of the project, including
   tracking program budgets.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 * Two to three years experience working on international
   assistance and development programs, preferably in Central Asia. At
   least one year of management experience is highly desirable;
 * Familiarity with international youth education programs;
 * Experience in using the Internet and integrating information
   technology resources into educational settings;
 * Fluency in local language or Russian required;
 * Well-organized, skilled at handling multiple tasks, and managing
   personnel;
 * An understanding of LAN architecture and hardware preferred; and
 * Prior experience with US government funded projects.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

PTD/SV
Email: <resumes(a)irex.org> (please include PTD/SV in the subject line)
Fax: (202) 628-8189

No phone calls please.

EOE

JOB- Program Manager, IREX Partnerships & Training Division, Tashkent

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 8 Jan 2003


TITLE: Program Manager
DIVISION: Partnerships & Training Division (PTD)
POSITION LOCATION: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
REPORTS TO: Senior Program Officer, IREX/DC

This position is contingent upon funding.

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 an expatriate candidate for Program Manager for an innovative
program that connects schools in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to the
Internet and promotes online curriculum development and web-based
partnerships with American schools. The Program Manager will be based in
the region, with substantial travel in both Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
The position, which will be based in Tashkent, requires substantive
management experience coordinating international assistance programs and
knowledge of collaborative learning and utilizing Internet technology as
an educational and training tool.

The Program Manager will be responsible for:

 * Managing local staff and consultants on the program;
 * Developing and implementing program outreach and publicity
   strategies to primary and secondary schools;
 * Implementing a competitive and transparent selection process to
   enroll schools as participants in the program;
 * Overseeing technical assessments of school resources for the
   creation of computer centers;
 * Overseeing the implementation of curricula and online exchange
   programs at the schools;
 * Overseeing the purchase and installation of computer equipment
   in roughly 40 schools;
 * Coordinating the development and delivery of computer training
   courses and specialized modules;
 * Managing all aspects of statistics collection for program
   activities;
 * Ensuring program continuity across the countries in terms of
   adherence to timelines, consistency of activities, and program
   reporting;
 * Coordinating program activities with field and DC staff as well
   as local and international organizations involved in Internet and
   educational development;
 * Liaising with U.S. Embassy staff;
 * Coordinating the work of schools in ensuring program
   sustainability;
 * Conducting mid and final program evaluations; and
 * Overseeing financial management of the project, including
   tracking program budgets.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 * Two to three years experience working on international
   assistance and development programs, preferably in Central Asia. At
   least one year of management experience is highly desirable;
 * Familiarity with international youth education programs;
 * Experience in using the Internet and integrating information
   technology resources into educational settings;
 * Fluency in local language or Russian required;
 * Well-organized, skilled at handling multiple tasks, and managing
   personnel;
 * An understanding of LAN architecture and hardware preferred; and
 * Prior experience with US government funded projects.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

PTD/SV
Email: <resumes(a)irex.org> (please include PTD/SV in the subject line)
Fax: (202) 628-8189

No phone calls please.

EOE

JOB- Project Advisor/Facilitator, Int'l Foundation for Election Systems, Kabul

Posted by: Michelle Bovich <mbovich(a)ifes.org>
Posted: 30 Dec 2002


Title: Project Advisor/Facilitator, Electoral Assistance to Afghanistan
Level: Senior
Based in: Kabul, Afghanistan
Start Date: January 2003
Contract Period: One year minimum

Responsibilities:

 * Work with interim project facilitator in identifying office facilities,
   vehicles etc.
 * Obtain any required permits to conduct the project.
 * Identify and hire Afghan staff.
 * Oversee necessary preparations for consultants (hotel accommodations etc.).
 * Identify relevant stakeholders for the project specialists to meet, and
   set up meetings.
 * Offer assistance and advice, and guide activities of program staff and
   consultants, as appropriate.
 * Monitor and track project expenses against budget targets.
 * Help draft project reports as required by donors and requested by IFES/DC.

Qualifications:

 * Master's degree preferred; Bachelor's degree required.
 * At least 10 years' experience working on international development
   issues, preferably in Afghanistan or other South/Central Asian countries.
 * Knowledge of the political environment of Afghanistan and context within
   the region.
 * Experience with election administration, election law and public
   information campaigns is desired.
 * Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral/written)
   skills.
 * Office management (international and local) experience.
 * Ability to represent IFES at the highest levels of government and
   professional organizations.
 * Knowledge of and experience with USAID/CIDA administrative and financial
   requirements.
 * Fluency in standard office computer applications.
 * Working knowledge of Farsi, Dari, and/or Tajik preferred.

To apply:

Please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter to:

<vmohan(a)ifes.org>

or to +1-202-452-0804

JOB- Election Law/Systems of Representation Specialist, IFES, Kabul

Posted by: Michelle Bovich <mbovich(a)ifes.org>
Posted: 30 Dec 2002


Position: Election Law/Systems of Representation Specialist
Level: Senior
Based in: Kabul, Afghanistan
Start Date: January/February 2003

IFES seeks a senior legal specialist to support the process of drafting
electoral laws and regulations in Afghanistan.  S/he will take the lead on
meeting with relevant actors, gathering information on existing laws and
practices, providing to the Transitional Administration and UNAMA
information and recommendations regarding offices, terms and systems of
representation, and the provisions of election laws and regulations.

S/he will work in close consultation with Afghan government and UN
officials, the Judicial and Constitution Commission, political leaders and
civil society organizations. The issues to be addressed include systems of
representation, election administration, voter identification and
registration, political parties, conduct of political campaigns, and
election observation.  The election law specialist will also examine
election dispute resolution mechanisms.

Qualifications:

 * JD and/or PhD in political science or other related field preferred
 * Minimum 7-10 year's experience in election law work
 * International experience required; work experience in Islamic countries
   preferred
 * Fluency in English (oral and written) required; working proficiency in
   Farsi desired
 * Familiarity with CIDA and/or USAID regulations and procedures a plus

To apply:

Please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter to:

<vmohan(a)ifes.org>

or to +1-202-452-0804

JOB- Research Officer, German Development Institute, Bonn, Germany

Posted by: Katharina Mueller <Katharina.Mueller(a)die-gdi.de>
Posted: 18 Dec 2002


The German Development Institute (GDI), a non-profit institution owned by 
the Federal Government and the Government of the Federal State Northrhine 
Westphalia, is seeking to recruit a Research Officer.

The GDI undertakes consultancy and training activities based on independent 
research.

The position to be filled is directed towards research on global 
environmental policy. Central Asia and the Caucasus are the main regions to 
be covered.

Candidates should be familiar with environmental and natural resource 
economics and be able to work on these issues in research, consultancy and 
training.

Additional requirements:

 * Advanced university degree in economics or social sciences, preferably
   PhD;
 * Excellent command of German and English and good knowledge of Russian
   (in speaking and writing);
 * Professional experience in transformation and developing countries
   (preferably in Central Asia);
 * Age: preferably below 35;
 * Fitness for work in the tropics.

The appointment is scheduled to start as early as February 1st, 2003. The
salary range is BAT IIa to BAT Ib, depending on qualifications.

The GDI especially encourages qualified female scholars to apply for this
position.

Submissions with a detailed CV should be sent to the following address:

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik
Tulpenfeld 4
D-53113 Bonn
Germany

The closing date is January 13th, 2003.

DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FÜR ENTWICKLUNGSPOLITIK (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 4
D-53113 Bonn
Tel. (+49) 228-94927-0
Fax (+49) 228-94927-130
E-mail: <die(a)die-gdi.de>
Internet: <http://www.die-gdi.de>

JOBS- Two Senior Positions in Central Asia, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Virginia Moracho <VMoracho(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 16 Dec 2002


1) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SOROS FOUNDATION KAZAKHSTAN

The Open Society Institute (OSI) is a private operating and grantmaking
foundation that develops and implements a range of programs in civil
society, education, media, public health and human and women's rights, as
well as social, legal, and economic reform. OSI is at the center of an
informal network of foundations and organizations active in more than 50
countries worldwide that supports a range of programs. Established in 1993
by investor and philanthropist George Soros, OSI is based in New York City
and operates network-wide programs, grantmaking activities in the United
States, and other international initiatives. OSI provides support and
assistance to Soros foundations in Central and Eastern Europe and the former
Soviet Union, Guatemala, Haiti, Mongolia, South, Southern and West Africa.

The Open Society Institute seeks an Executive Director for its
representative office in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  The office funds programs and
grantees in the areas of education, communication, civil society, English
language, Internet, etc.  Working under the supervision of a local board of
directors and the Director of the Central Eurasia Project of the Open
Society Institute - New York, the Country Director will serve as a liaison
between OSI - N.Y. and Kazakh governmental institutions, non-governmental
and international organizations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 * Developing operating and grant-giving programs and strategies for their
   implementation;
 * Developing mechanisms for disseminating information about OSI's small
   grants and scholarship programs, soliciting proposals and making
   recommendations for funding to OSI - New York;
 * Identifying and recruiting candidates for graduate study in the U.S. and
   Europe in law, political science and journalism;
 * Recruiting, training and supervising local program and administrative staff;
 * Developing and overseeing the annual budget.

REQUIREMENTS:

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

START DATE: January 2003

Compensation: Competitive salary and full benefit package.

To Apply:  Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements before 1/15/03 to:

Open Society Institute
Central Eurasia Project
400 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019
Fax: (212) 548-4607
E-mail: <dsershen(a)sorosny.org>

No telephone calls please.  The Open Society Institute is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

* * * * *

2) REGIONAL DIRECTOR, CENTRAL ASIA, CENTRAL EURASIA PROJECT (CEP)

The Open Society Institute (OSI) is a private operating and grantmaking
foundation that develops and implements a range of programs in civil
society, education, media, public health and human and women's rights, as
well as social, legal, and economic reform. OSI is at the center of an
informal network of foundations and organizations active in more than 50
countries worldwide that supports a range of programs. Established in 1993
by investor and philanthropist George Soros, OSI is based in New York City
and operates network-wide programs, grantmaking activities in the United
States, and other international initiatives. OSI provides support and
assistance to Soros foundations in Central and Eastern Europe and the former
Soviet Union, Guatemala, Haiti, Mongolia, South, Southern and West Africa.

OSI's Central Eurasia Project (CEP) acts as a policy center, grantmaking
program, and OSI liaison for Soros foundations and programs in the South
Caucasus, Central Asia, Mongolia, Turkey and Afghanistan.  The Regional
Director for Central Asia acts as CEP's  representative in Central Asia,
overseeing funds from other donors, leading the fundraising efforts of the
Soros foundations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and
building and maintaining partnerships with other organizations. In addition,
the Regional Director builds organizational capacity in the foundations and
troubleshoots on management and board questions.  The position is based in
Central Asia.

USAID and other Donor Coordination:

 * Oversee funds from other donors
 * Clear decisions with OSI senior management on competitive bids and
   unsolicited applications with USAID and other donors.
 * Build consortia among the Soros foundations and other organizations
 * Coordinate all proposal writing and budgeting
 * Act as OSI's primary contact with USAID in the region and regularly
   liaise with other partners
 * Assist in program start-up and hiring of senior personnel, as necessary

Management and Governance:

 * Consult with the Executive Directors of the Soros foundations in Central
   Asia on management questions, including staffing, salary structures, and
   other issues.
 * Represent OSI in board meetings of the foundations
 * Assist the foundations in improving governance procedures, resolving
   potential conflicts of interest in grant-giving, and troubleshooting on a
   range of issues.

REQUIREMENTS:
 * Advanced degree, Masters degree or above
 * Experience in Central Asia or other countries of the former Soviet Union
 * Significant program or other management experience
 * Experience bidding on USAID RFAs and RFPs and managing USAID-funded
   programs at Deputy Chief of Party level or above, or significant experience
   in financial management and controls
 * Fluent Russian
 * Experience working with a board of directors preferred

Start Date: January 2003

Compensation: Competitive salary and full benefit package.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements before 1/15/03 to:

Open Society Institute
Central Eurasia Project
400 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019
Fax: (212) 548-4607
E-mail: <dsershen(a)sorosny.org>

No telephone calls please.  The Open Society Institute is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

JOB- Program Coordinator, Afghan Communicator, New York

Posted by: Rameen J. Moshref <RameenM(a)aol.com>
Posted: 9 Dec 2002


POSITION AVAILABLE:  PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Mission

Afghan Communicator (AC) is a community based, grass-root organization
dedicated to education, advocacy and youth leadership. AC's main focus is
the Afghan community and the Muslim community in New York. We also serve the
larger community in New York and the broader Afghan community.

History

AC was founded in August of 1997 as an academic, literary and cultural
magazine, by a group of young educated Afghans.  Following September 11,
2001 our mission changed to include more community outreach and grassroots
work.  We established an office in Flushing, Queens and with the help of new
staff laid the foundation of the new Afghan Communicator.  80% of our work
is concentrated in the Afghan community in New York and the US.  The
remaining 20% of our work is dedicated to helping people in need in
Afghanistan.  We are doing a number of cultural, educational and
humanitarian work throughout the year.

POSITION:

PROGRAM COORDINATOR  (Full-Time)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Include but not limited to:

 * Coordinate AC projects to their completion
 * Write final reports for funders
 * Maintain a database for Afghans in NYC and Afghans abroad
 * Maintain AC's filing system, answer phone calls, send mailings
 * Take meeting minutes and maintain electronic files
 * Attend some meetings on behalf of AC
 * Assist with publication of Community Bulletin and AC Magazine

QUALIFICATIONS

BA.  As this is an entry-level position, we are looking for someone who is 
dedicated to not-for-profit work as a career.  This is an ideal position to 
start from and grow with a young, dedicated and friendly staff.  We will 
provide workshops to prepare you for the work involved.  Experience in 
advocacy, education, or related social work is helpful.  Excellent writing, 
analytical and organizing skills and knowledge of Afghanistan and the Afghan 
community preferred.  Social science background and experience with public 
speaking, organizing and government relations is helpful.  Strong 
organizational, communication and computer skills (Word and Microsoft 
Office) required as well as ability to work cooperatively with group.  
Bi/multilingual ability preferred.  Demonstrated ability to be punctual, 
prioritize, handle multiple and complex tasks.

SALARY:

$10-12 per hour, depending on experience.

DEADLINE:

APPLY NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 30, 2002.
Only Those Offered Interviews Will Be Contacted.  We are unable to provide
for travel expenses to our office.

TO APPLY:

No phone calls, please.

Mail, e-mail or fax resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation to:

Afghan Communicator
Rameen J. Moshref
P.O. Box 1159
New York, NY  10011
FAX: (718) 762-5575
E-MAIL: <YoungAfghans(a)hotmail.com>

JOB- Instructors in Economics, Lecturing at Central Asian Universities, EdNet

Posted by: Lyazzat Tursynbayeva <ltursynbayeva(a)career.kz>
Posted: 5 Dec 2002


Education Network's (EdNet) EdNet Academy is seeking instructors with
doctorate degrees in economics to deliver lectures in macro- and
microeconomics to Central Asian university faculty in Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
and Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) starting in January 2003.

Applicants are kindly requested to send their CVs along with a cover letter
to Lyazzat Tursynbaeva, ltursynbaeva(a)career.kz

For information on EdNet, visit its website at www.career.kz.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,

Lyazzat Tursynbayeva,
Program Assistant
Education Net
CARANA Corporation
54 A Luganskogo str.
Almaty 480051, Kazakhstan
Tel. +7(3272)93 49 95/96/97
Fax. +7(3272)93 49 98
E-mail: ltursynbayeva(a)career.kz
http://www.career.kz

JOB- Turkmen Language Broadcasters/Journalists, RFE/RL, Prague

Posted by: Miroslava Shresthova <ShresthovaM(a)rferl.org>
Posted: 4 Dec 2002


Turkmen Language Broadcasters/Journalists

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) would like to announce potential
exciting opportunities for graduating Central Asia students.  RFE/RL is a
private, international communications service with a mission devoted to
democracy-building and providing independent media broadcasts 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, our headquarters is in Prague, Czech Republic.

Because of recent world developments, we are enhancing our focus in Central
Asia, and currently seeking new professionals for journalist and broadcast
posts for our Turkmen Language Service to be based in Prague.

The position requirements include:

 * High-level proficiency in both written and spoken Turkmen, English and
   Russian
 * University degree in journalism, international relations, or a related
   field, or equivalent practical experience in one of these disciplines
 * Demonstrated writing and analytical skills
 * Broad knowledge of and interest in political, economic, and social
   structures and a strong general knowledge of international affairs
   strong commitment to journalistic integrity and objectivity
 * Ability to work effectively with people from widely different national
   and cultural backgrounds
 * Knowledge and practical experience of radio broadcasting is desired, but
   not essential

We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

A detailed CV, with cover letter outlining qualifications and salary
requirements in English or Russian only should be submitted through our
website at <www.rferl.org>

or sent to:

E-mail: <jobs(a)rferl.org>
Fax: +420-22112-3420

JOB- Director of Advocacy and Grants, Open Society Institute, Washington, DC

Posted by: Virginia Moracho <VMoracho(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 3 Dec 2002


Position Available
Director Of Advocacy And Grants - Central Eurasia Project
Date: November 2002

The Open Society Institute (OSI) is a private operating and grantmaking
foundation that develops and implements a range of programs in civil
society, education, media, public health and human and women's rights, as
well as social, legal, and economic reform. OSI is at the center of an
informal network of foundations and organizations active in more than 50
countries worldwide that supports a range of programs. Established in 1993
by investor and philanthropist George Soros, OSI is based in New York City
and operates network-wide programs, grantmaking activities in the United
States, and other international initiatives. OSI provides support and
assistance to Soros foundations in Central and Eastern Europe and the former
Soviet Union, Guatemala, Haiti, Mongolia, South, Southern and West Africa.

The Open Society Institute's Central Eurasia Project (CEP) is seeking to
hire a Director of Advocacy and Grants to be based in its Washington, D.C.
office.  The Director of Advocacy and Grants will have two principal
responsibilities:  to assist with the development and implementation of
policy and advocacy initiatives relating to the region of the south Caucasus
and Central Asia and a related grants program.  The position reports to the
Director of the Central Eurasia Project, New York.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:
 * Direct advocacy activities, including commissioning research and
   arranging publications;
 * Organize briefings, open meetings, and conferences relevant to the CEP's
   policy work;
 * Travel to the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and European cities as required;
 * Administer the CEP's Eurasia Policy Forum, which involves development and
   implementation of CEP policy and advocacy strategies, including those that
   concern the topics of HIV, AIDS, and drug use in Central Asia and the 
CEP's
   Caspian Revenue Watch.
 * Solicit and administer grants;
 * Liaise with Soros National Foundations and relevant OSI Network Programs
   relating to grants program;

QUALIFICATIONS:
 * Masters degree in related field required
 * 5 years relevant experience in research, advocacy
 * Background in journalism, law or human rights preferred
 * Knowledge of and experience in Caucasus and Central Asia
 * Strong communication skills
 * Advanced Russian language ability

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and ability, excellent benefits

START DATE: February 2003

APPLY TO: Send resume, cover letter, including salary requirements, no later
than 12/20/02, to:

Open Society Institute
Human Resources - Code CEP/ADV.
400 W. 59TH STREET
New York, New York 10019
Fax:  (212) 548-4675

No telephone calls, please.  The Open Society Institute is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

JOBS- CEP Social Sciences Teaching Fellowships in East Europe and Eurasia

Posted by: Civic Education Project <cepdc(a)jhu.edu>
Posted: 23 Nov 2002


Position: Teaching Fellowships in the Social Sciences in Eastern
Europe & Eurasia
Institution: Civic Education Project
Location: Multiple locations
Date posted: 11/19/2002

Teaching Fellowships in the Social Sciences in Eastern Europe & Eurasia: 
Civic Education Project

Teaching Fellowships:

The Civic Education Project (CEP) is now accepting 2003-04 academic year 
applications for its Visiting Faculty Fellowship Program and Local Faculty 
Fellowship Program.

CEP awards teaching fellowships to faculty, Ph.D.s and advanced 
post-graduate students in the social sciences, law and journalism/media 
studies.

CEP Fellows teach at CEP partner universities located throughout Central and 
Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union, and Mongolia.  CEP Fellows 
participating in both programs work as lecturers at universities throughout 
the region. CEP Visiting Faculty Fellows are academics (having received 
Western training) from outside of the region who teach and mentor for one 
academic year (two semesters) at a college in a CEP program country.

Visiting Faculty Fellows receive a stipend, round-trip air travel, 
accommodation, health insurance, language lessons, and book allowances.

CEP Local Faculty Fellows are academics from within the region, who have 
graduated from a North American or West European university with a 
postgraduate degree. CEP supports their efforts to stay in academia in their 
home country by providing a monthly stipend, teaching materials, and 
participation in various CEP events and activities.

Both Visiting and Local Fellows become part of an academic network covering 
all CEP program countries, from Slovakia to Mongolia. CEP Fellows also work 
on a variety of outreach projects outside the classroom. CEP has programs in 
24 countries and supports more than 200 Fellows in a variety of disciplines, 
including international relations, sociology, political science, law, 
history, economics, public administration, environmental policy, and 
journalism/media studies.

Application deadline for 2003-04 academic year: Visiting Faculty Fellowship: 
January 10, 2003.

Local Faculty Fellowship: March 1, 2003. For more information, from America 
or Australia, New-Zealand please contact the CEP

Washington D.C. Office at cepdc(a)jhu.edu, staying elsewhere please contact 
the CEP European Office at cep(a)cepnet.hu or visit our Web site at 
www.cep.org.hu.

JOBS- Consultants, Social Sector Projects, Mongolia

Posted by: Mak Khan <m.khan(a)muprivate.edu.au>
Posted: 21 Nov 2002


Expressions of interest are invited from qualified consultants for a
multilateral funded project in Mongolia in the social service /social
protection sector. These positions are of short term nature, ranging from 2
person months to 18 person months over a period of 3-5 years.

Positions:

Social Welfare Service Specialist
Community Social Services Specialist
Social Welfare Management Specialist
Labour Market Policy Specialist
Skills Training Specialist
Entrepreneurship Specialist
Employment Services Specialist
Working Conditions Specialist
Unemployment Insurance Specialist
Social Insurance (self-employed sector) Specialist
Employment Injury & Occupational Diseases Insurance Specialist
Project Management Specialist

Expression of interest and CV should be sent to:

Dr Mak Khan
Regional Manager, MUP
EMail:  m.khan(a)muprivate.edu.au

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

JOB- Research Positions, Caucasus/Central Asia Research Project, Berlin

Posted by: Jan Koehler <jan.traun(a)t-online.de>
Posted: 14 Nov 2002


The research project "Accounting for State-building, Stability & Violent
Conflict: the Institutional Framework of Caucasian and Central Asian
Transitional Societies" is happy to announce the conditions for formal
application for four research positions:

Application Requirements:

1) Curriculum Vita, paying special attention to practical experience in
   empirical research;

2) Up to 5 pages research exposé, firmly placed within the framework of the
   research project
   (http://userpage.fuberlin.de/~jkoehler/pages/second%20level/project-overvie
   w.htm / proposal). The exposé should elaborate on the subject of research
   (what institution/s are to be studied, how do they relate to conflict
   diffusion or escalation), the place or region of fieldwork, a timeframe of
   the research and the methods to be applied.

3) A cover letter indicating the individual academic interest in and
   expectations from the project.

The aim of the project is to arrive at a comparative analysis of (official
and informal) institutions in Central Asia and the Caucasus and of their
capacity to control, prevent or promote conflict. The comparative analysis
will draw on case studies prepared by PhD students in cooperation with local
researchers during extensive fieldwork in the first stage of the project.

The project is financed by the Volkswagen foundation over a period of three
years. It is hosted by the Institute of East European Research and the
Institute of Social Anthropology of the Freie Universitaet Berlin.

Successful candidates should be ready to have their place of residence in
Berlin for the course of the project, except for the period of their
fieldwork, and be ready to participate on a regular basis in the
intellectual and practical work of the project. The project requires that
candidates conduct fieldwork for a period of at least 12 months.

Compensation will be based on the German standard MTV II a/2 and amounts to
about 1000 € per month.

The ideal applicant would:

 * be ready to define the subject of his/her research proposal in accordance
   with the research-agenda and theoretical framework of the project;
 * be enthusiastic about working in and on the project's target regions:
   North Caucasus, South Caucasus, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kirgizstan
 * be enthusiastic about working towards innovative and shared results in an
   interdisciplinary and multinational research-team;
 * be experienced in fieldwork and the methods of empirical social science;
 * be responsible and self-supportive in the field, but also be a team
   player;
 * have managerial skills (supervision of local researchers in the field);
 * have excellent command of English oral and written, good knowledge of
   Russian or/and at least working knowledge of one more language spoken in the
   region.
 * have a university degree recognised by Free University Berlin

The positions are open to citizens of all countries.

Applications should be submitted no later than 01.01.2003 to

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

The positions will begin on April 1st, 2003 and have a duration of 30
months. The positions encompass the possibility to achieve a PhD at Free
University Berlin. Successful candidates may, however, also keep their
current academic affiliation.

(Georg Elwert, Jan Koehler, Holm Sundhaussen, Christoph Zürcher)

JOB- Position in Islamic Religious Literature and Law, U. Wisconsin-Madison

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)facstaff.wisc.edu>
Posted: 13 Nov 2002

 
ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS LITERATURE AND LAW
OPEN RANK

Position Vacancy Listing: PVL# 43267
<http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_043267.html>

The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a scholar and
teacher beginning August 2003. Rank is open at either the tenured or
tenure-track levels with specialization in Islamic religious literature and
law. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses on Islam as
needed. Beyond that, the successful candidate will be expected to teach in one
or more of the following areas: the Qur'an, Islamic legal traditions, Islamic
ethics, Islamic philosophical literature, the development of Islam as a
religion, and other related specialties, as well as undertaking the direction
of graduate research. The Committee welcomes applications from candidates who
are proficient in more than one Middle Eastern language.

The appointment will be 100% in the department best suited to the
applicant's area of expertise, but candidates must be capable of
contributing to the development of Middle East and Islamic Studies more
broadly at the University, including the Religious Studies Program. Please
send a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a
writing sample (at least the length of a article or dissertation/book
chapter) to the address listed below. Unless confidentiality is requested in
writing, information regarding applicants must be released on request.
Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

Deadline for applications is January 10, 2003.

Send application materials to:
Professor David Morgan
Chair, Middle East Search Committee
331 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

JOB- Program Officer, The Christensen Fund, Palo Alto, Calif.

Posted by: Zoe Reiter <Zoe(a)christensenfund.org>
Posted: 13 Nov 2002

 
PROGRAM OFFICER POSITIONS AT THE CHRISTENSEN FUND
October 2002
The Christensen Fund

The Christensen Fund <http://www.christensenfund.org/>, founded in 1957 and
located in Palo Alto in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an independent
private foundation which has long supported work in the arts and
conservation science fields. Grant making in recent years has been
approximately $7m per annum; and is anticipated to rise to $25-30m per year
over the next several years. The Fund is going through a period of
transition and growth and has recently hired its first non-family Executive
Director and brought a majority of non-family members onto the Board of
Trustees.

The Fund (TCF) has recently taken the decision to focus grant making
increasingly on the interface between natural environments and human
cultures, primarily working with the peoples and communities variously known
around the world as "indigenous", "tribal" and "minority" and the landscapes
with which their cultures, histories and artistic expression are so
connected. TCF will take "resilience" and "sovereignty" perspectives that
suggest that rather than develop management structures to try to freeze and
preserve particular cultures or ecologies, it might be more effective to
support their own internal processes of creativity and renewal, processes
necessary to sustain them as complex, dynamic and evolving adaptive systems
over time. The objective is to help elucidate the relationships between
culture and environment and to strengthen the world's capacity to maintain
cultural and biological creativity and diversity going forward.

Four geographic regions have been prioritized for grant making at this
stage. Each is marked by exceptional cultural and biological diversity
within dramatic physical landscapes that possess the kinds of heterogeneity
that can better enable resilience in the face of the vicissitudes of global
climatic change and other disturbances. Though these regions are today
somewhat isolated, each has served as a major powerhouse and crossroads in
historical and evolutionary terms for the world's cultural and biological
diversity and heritage; and each displays rich traditions of artistic
expression, resource use, and landscape management. In each region,
furthermore, the principal anticipated partners of TCF "the local societies"
are winning significant rights towards control over the futures of their
cultures, arts, languages, lands and environments so that they can negotiate
for themselves the changes coming with the 21st century. As citizens, and as
holders of resource rights to traditional territories, as well as purveyors
of indigenous knowledge and resource ethics now being integrated with a more
respectful conservation science, these communities can make a very big
difference to the future of the world's diversity as well as to their own
societies and places. Similarly from an arts perspective we must value their
contemporary creativity with its frequently skilled disruption of mainstream
society's categories and stereotypes and its explorations of new aesthetics
as well as securing continuities with their historic grace and diversity of
form.

The four geographic regions where the Fund is planning to develop grant
making alongside other interested national and international partners are as
follows:

 * The Colorado and Tarahumara Plateaus and the Sonora Desert of the
   American Southwest and Northern Mexico
 * The chain of mountains and associated valleys from Central
   Turkey-Iran-Central Asia-Xinjiang (focusing at any one time on those places
   most promising)
 * The African Rift Valley, priority Ethiopia (probably especially the
   southwest)
 * New Guinea, adjacent islands within Melanesia and Aboriginal Northern
   Australia

In addition to the focused work in the selected regions, TCF will also
emphasize the building and sharing of knowledge in this arena across these
and other places worldwide; the deploying of this kind of knowledge in
public education through film, multi-media and other efforts among young
people across the world; and working locally with the institutions of the
Bay Area to help distil understanding of these issues and to bring
perspectives from these regions back to this multi-cultural Pacific-Rim
community.

TCF is now building a Program Officer team to develop grant making in these
regions. (An additional Program Officer position to handle media and
education is expected to become available in several years time.) In order
to build a program team with the necessary range of geographic and
disciplinary skills for this mission, applications are invited from
candidates with a deep knowledge of one or more of the regions listed above
and relevant professional experience through working in one or more of the
following kinds of organizations: cultural organizations, foundations,
museums, non-profits/NGOs, research institutes and universities.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director of The Christensen Fund, the Program
Officers will be mature highly qualified professionals responsible for:

 * Developing grant making strategies and articulating them to potential
   grantees, colleagues, other funders, government representatives and other
   stakeholders

 * Reviewing, developing and recommending grant proposals for approval

 * Maintaining a close knowledge of the situation on the ground in their
   areas of responsibility, and of the current and potential contributions of a
   wide variety of local, regional and international institutions to those
   areas and issues

 * Partnering as appropriate with grantees to advance their institutional
   development and program achievement

 * Helping grantees and other relevant organizations network and learn from
   each other both locally and internationally, and to exchange powerful ideas
   in these fields around the world

 * Working with independent reviewers to critically evaluate the impact of
   grantees and grant making strategies and recommending program adjustments
   accordingly

 * Sharing their expertise and imagination with other TCF staff in pursuit
   of the organization's overall programming and mission

 * Presenting grant making strategies, key proposed grants, impact
   evaluations and other briefings to the TCF Board of Trustees

Each Program Officer will have lead responsibility for certain lines of work
(defined geographically and thematically), while serving as supportive team
members for other lines of grant making. All staff will be based in the Bay
Area. Program Officers are expected to have worked for extended periods in
their region/s of expertise such that they can now exercise these
responsibilities through field visits. Travel to the other regions of the
world of interest to TCF will also be necessary to share perspectives and
encourage learning and exchange. TCF staff are expected to be multilingual;
comfortable working in English as the language of TCF documentation. Each
pair of Program Officers shares responsibility for supervising a Program
Associate and an Administrative Assistant.

Traits and Skills

TCF is looking for lively-minded team players who are passionate about the
contribution that foundations can make to tackling major global challenges
through supporting the development of new kinds of understanding and new
practical approaches and capacities.

The following are required characteristics:

 * Proven record of strong conceptual and strategic thinking, excited by new
   ideas and a diversity of points of view

 * Demonstrated leadership in exploring the interface between art, culture,
   landscape and environment, and specific disciplinary expertise to bring to
   bear upon it

 * Facility to work in the language/s and cultural milieu of one or more of
   the four geographic priority regions of TCF grant making

 * Superior communication skills and an ability to listen to and respect
   applicants, grantees and other stakeholders

 * An ability to deploy deep understandings of the complexity of situations
   towards developing practical strategies to improve them

 * An interest in other parts of the world as well as those of their
   particular expertise

 * A demonstrated ability and inclination to work as part of a team with
   appropriate management experience for this senior responsibility

Education and Background

 * A graduate degree in the humanities, social science or environmental
   field is required. Research, creative or curatorial experience in areas of
   interest to TCF is expected.

 * Successful candidates are likely to have combined both scholarly
   interests in these fields and geographic areas with a good deal of practical
   engagement in supporting local initiatives and in putting ideas and
   creativity to work in support of change.

 * Prior employment in a grant making foundation, or experience partnering
   with such foundations would be an advantage.

Compensation and Terms of Employment

 * Terms would be a three year renewable contract, with relocation assistance.

 * The position is available immediately and it is hoped that the new
   Program Officers can join by mid 2003.

 * An excellent salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications
   and experience will be provided.

Program Officers will be encouraged to maintain an active intellectual and
creative engagement in the development of their fields of specialty, in
particular as these advance the mission and strategies of the TCF and its
grantee communities.

Applications

To apply please send a cover letter and cv to:
<resumes(a)christensenfund.org>

If you prefer to send your application by post please send to:

Judy Wahn, The Christensen Fund
145 Addison Avenue
Palo Alto CA 94301, USA
marked "Confidential - Application".

Applications must be received by Wednesday, January 8th, 2003.

The Christensen Fund is an equal opportunities employer

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with 
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

JOB- Assistant Professor of Xinjiang Studies, Indiana University

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic NRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 3 Nov 2002

 
The Indiana University Department of Central Eurasian Studies announces a 
search for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of 
Xinjiang Studies commencing in the Academic Year 2003-2004. Applicants 
should have a strong record in the study of the Xinjiang area and its 
peoples in one or more of the disciplines of the social sciences and 
humanities, including but not necessarily limited to fields such as history, 
anthropology, and political science. Candidates should have the Ph.D. in 
hand by the time of appointment and demonstrate a commitment to building 
Xinjiang Studies at Indiana University and integrating it into the 
Department of Central Eurasian Studies program in Central Asian Studies. 
Letters of application plus three reference letters should be sent to Elliot 
Sperling, Chair, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Goodbody Hall 157, 
1011 East Third St., Indiana University, Bloomington IN 47405-7005. 
Applications received by December 30, 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 academic community.

[Forwarded by Martin Spechler]

JOBS- Turkic Interpreter Positions, Bowne Global Solutions

Posted by: Bowne Global Solutions <InterpreterResumes(a)BowneGlobal.com>
Posted: 2 Nov 2002

 
Bowne Global Solutions, Interpretation Services, is currently seeking 
qualified bilingual individuals fluent in English and Turkic.

 * We are currently recruiting interpreters for all states in the United 
   States. 

 * Where and when would interpreters work?  Interpreters may be offered 
   assignments in a number of different settings from on-site to telephonic 
   interpreting, in areas ranging from business meetings to court hearings.  
   Most of the assignments occur during normal business hours, Monday through 
   Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.


 * Who is eligible?  Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. 
   for immigration court assignments candidates must be either citizens or 
   permanent residents (possess a Resident Alien card) of the United States.


 * On what basis do interpreters work for us?  Bowne interpreters work and 
   are paid as independent contractors, therefore the number of assignments 
   offered depends on the need for each language.

For more information, please contact: InterpreterResumes(a)BowneGlobal.com, 
call 888-241-9149 ext 170, fax 202-331-7630.

For up-to-date needs, please check 
<http://www.proz.com/index.php3?sp=partprof&editoff=y>

JOBS- Central Asia, Caucasus Position Announcements, Counterpart International

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <kgottschall(a)worldnet.att.net>
Posted: 28 Oct 2002

 
Counterpart International, Inc.

1. Agribusiness Experts Georgia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Bosnia
Position Code:  Cau-ED-AE

2. Regional Director Central Asia
Position Code:  CAR-CHAP-RD

Agribusiness Experts Georgia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Bosnia
Position Code:  Cau-ED-AE

Responsibilities:  Agribusiness experts will serve in long-term and
short-term assignments for upcoming agribusiness development projects in a
variety of locations around the world, particularly in Georgia, Azerbaijan,
Uzbekistan and Bosnia.  Agribusiness experts will focus on rural development
in the form of small-scale agricultural production and food processing in
developing economies, and will be involved with agricultural credit programs
and credit law.  Primary elements of the assignments include: project
management; proposals writing and development; new business generation;
agricultural assistance surveys and rapid appraisal design management,
participation, and delivery; and evaluation and strategic planning.  Also
critical to the success of the assignments is the ability to influence the
legislative processes in the rewriting of local laws and practices to
improve credit possibilities.

Specific areas of expertise sought:

 * Production and post-harvest handling of export market crops, especially
   horticultural
 * Access to market issues
 * Expertise in specific regional markets (Caucuses, Central Asia, Balkans)
 * Agribusiness development experience (improving entrepreneurs'
   business skills)
 * Management of agro processing operations
 * Quality assurance for agricultural commodities, whether processed or raw
 * Agricultural market information systems
 * Trade association development and public/private dialogue
 * Rural credit and micro/small enterprise lending
 * WTO, AGOA, other trade agreements and frameworks

Requirements:
 * Minimum five years experience in the assessment, evaluation and design of
   agribusiness projects;
 * Minimum five years experience working in agribusiness development for
   small farm communities;
 * Extensive experience in agricultural credit programs and credit law;
 * Extensive experience in managing development projects; developing and
   writing proposals; generating new business; managing, participating and
   conducting agricultural assistance surveys and rapid appraisal design; and
   carrying out evaluations and strategic planning activities;
 * Masters degree in Agricultural Economics (PhD preferred);
 * Demonstrated knowledge of agriculture, agriculture enterprises,
   agricultural project development management and marketing;
 * Ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders including civil
   authorities, farmers and project participants;
 * Understanding of agricultural development and experience in integrated
   agriculture programming in a conflict/post-conflict situation;
 * Demonstrated ability to assess needs and transfer knowledge to target
   groups at different levels through trainings and other formal and non-formal
   methods;
 * Familiarity with adult learning principles/techniques and demonstrated
   ability to design and facilitate learning opportunities for adults;
 * Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
 * Ability to think strategically and analytically;
   Good computer skills and knowledge of farm management, business planning,
   marketing software; and
 * Strong local language skills preferred

Anticipated Appointment:  November, 2002

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

Regional Director Central Asia
Position Code:  CAR-CHAP-RD

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Counterpart's Community and
Humanitarian Assistance (CHAP) program seeks to improve the quality of life
of beneficiaries through humanitarian assistance. The program will have
three distinct objectives: (1) increase access to basic humanitarian needs;
(2) increase amount of private in-kind donations of humanitarian assistance;
and (3) improve acquisition and management of humanitarian donations to
achieve maximum impact.

The Regional Director position is based in Kazakhstan at the regional office
with program geographic focus in all of the Central Asian Republics:
Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Kazakhstan.

Responsibilities:
 * The Regional Director provides overall supervision and staff development,
   coordination of monitoring and evaluation of the program, and financial
   oversight to ensure strict fiscal accountability.
 * S/he leads coordination efforts of the program activities among
   government agencies, local contractors, and partners, ensuring
   complementation and maximum collaboration, and preparation of work plans,
   assessments, evaluations and program reports.

Requirements:
 * MA/MS degree, preferably in international development, or a related field;
 * Substantial technical, managerial and logistical experience with a focus
   on development programs;
 * Supervisory/management experience of expatriate and local staff
 * Living and working experience in Central Asia;
 * Experience working with international donor and government agencies:
   e.g. DoS, USAID, World Bank, etc.;
 * Excellent communication skills;
 * Computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel), including extensive
   experience in database management (Access);
 * Written and spoken English language proficiency; and
 * Knowledge of regional languages preferred.

Anticipated Appointment:  Fall, 2002

Founded in 1965, Counterpart International 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 this or
any project, should apply to the Counterpart website-based Resume Registry,
identifying the applicable position code.  Please be prepared to cut/paste
or attach your resume. <www.counterpart.org>.  No telephone inquiries, please.

JOB- Social Work Specialists, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Zukhra Abdurakhmanova <zukhra(a)osi.uz>
Posted: 28 Oct 2002

 
The Social Fund "Resource Center," in the city of Tashkent, sponsored by the
Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation Uzbekistan, is looking for
specialists in social work.
We are looking those lecturers, who are interested in carrying out
introductory trainings on social work for social sciences teachers in
Uzbekistan. The aim of these trainings is to implement Social work as a
discipline to curriculum of higher educational system of Uzbekistan.

Contact person:

Lyudmila Kim
Program Administrator
Social Fund "Resource Center"
City of Tashkent
Niyazbek street, 6,
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tel.: (998 71) 136 35 17
(998 712) 35 62 90, 34 36 82
E-mail: <l_kim(a)uzcsi.net>, <lyudmilakim(a)dai.uzpak.uz>

JOB- Openings at the American Councils for International Education

Posted by: American Councils for Int'l Educ. <HumanResources(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 21 Oct 2002

 
The American Councils for International Education is currently accepting 
resumes for the following eight short term consultant openings:

Specialist in Curriculum Implementation
Specialist in Curriculum Development (Humanities)
Specialist in Curriculum Development (Math & Science)

Specialist in Student Assessment (Grades 1-11)
Specialist in Student Assessment (Psychometrics)

Specialist in Teacher Training (Curriculum, Organization and Institutional 
Development)
Specialist in Teacher Training (Humanities)
Specialist in Teacher Training (Math & Science)

Specialists must have an advanced degree in education, 7-10 years of 
professional experience, and 5-7 years of international experience with 
education development projects

The expected start-date is January 2003.  The assignment will require a 
3-month commitment over a 9-month period.  Travel to Baku is required.

Full Position descriptions and instructions on how to apply are available at 
http://www.americancouncils.org/job_list.asp?PageID=79&US=No

The American Councils (formerly ACTR/ACCELS) is an international 
not-for-profit organization leading the development and exchange of 
knowledge between the US and Eastern Europe/Eurasia.  Our mission is to 
foster independence and democratic development by advancing education and 
research, cultivating leadership, and empowering individuals and 
institutions through learning.  The American Councils has conducted 
assignments related to education and professional development in and with 
the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia since 1974. The American 
Councils established its first permanent representation in Moscow in 1976, 
and now operates forty-seven programmatic and administrative offices in 
twelve countries of the region with full time permanent staff numbering over 
400.  

http://www.americancouncils.org

JOB- Amnesty International Campaigner: South Caucasus/Central Asia

Posted by: Anna Sunder-Plassmann <AnnaSunder-Plassmann(a)amnesty.org>
Posted: 21 Oct 2002

 
If this e-mail is not fully legible, please go to our website:
<http://web.amnesty.org/web/HRPJobs.nsf!OpenDatabase>

Campaigner (South Caucasus/Central Asia)
Program: Europe
Salary: £22,474 per annum
Duration: Fixed term contract until 3 July 2003Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Clerkenwell, central London
Closing date: 07/11/2002
Ref. No: EUR/02/12

Amnesty International needs a campaigner for its team working on the South
Caucasus and Central Asia to help develop strategies and actions to
mobilize the organization's worldwide membership to campaign effectively
against human rights violations there.  You will act as a focal point to
provide advice to membership on actions, develop campaigning materials for
them, and help organize other campaigning events.  You must have a broad
knowledge of the region.  You will also need campaigning experience, an
interest in human rights, sensitivity to the cultures and peoples of the
region, effective writing and communication skills and an understanding of
membership organizations.  You must have fluent English and a good ability
to speak, read and understand Russian.

Job Title: Campaigner
Program: Europe Region
Grade: B
Reports to: Program Director

Overall Purpose of job:

To contribute to the fulfilment of the team's mission, in particular by
providing country expertise and campaigning skills, using German and
Romanian, Russian or Bulgarian, and to provide a focal point of liaison
with and support to the movement and others in the development of
campaigning strategies and organization of effective action on human rights
concerns within AI's mandate by AI members and others.

Primary tasks:

1. As a Campaigner in the Central Europe/West CIS Team:

1.1 to develop membership actions and campaigning strategies to prevent
human rights violations, in conjunction with Researchers, the Regional
Campaign Coordinator and the Regional Campaign Coordination Assistant,
taking into account the needs of a diverse and multi-cultural
movement, and to take a leading role in ensuring that membership
action is fully integrated into country and sub-regional strategies;
to undertake research into the most effective ways of influencing
those responsible for committing human rights violations in the
countries covered by the sub-region; to collect information on links
(e.g., political, economic, cultural, military) between countries in the
sub-region and other countries and to collect information about
particular issues or cases which are to be the subject of campaigning
and membership action, in cooperation with relevant researchers; as
appropriate, to take part in missions to the country in order to
facilitate the formulation of an effective campaigning strategy; to
develop and maintain contact with human rights organizations in those
countries and elsewhere with a view to identifying specific targets
for action;

1.2. to provide expert advice and service to the membership in relation to
action techniques and, in consultation with the researcher and in some
cases with assistance from other members of the team, to produce
materials for them on countries covered by the sub-region, including
Action Files, RAN actions, Urgent Actions, and other appropriate
materials and to represent the team in contacts with AI's membership
in relation to campaigning; including giving talks and running
training programs for AI members, both at the IS and at section
offices; to prepare some materials for major campaigns, in conjunction
with the Regional Campaign Coordinator and/or the Regional Campaign
Coordination Assistant; with other campaigners in the team, to
coordinate, oversee and evaluate the campaigning work of membership
structures on countries in the sub-region, in conjunction with the
Regional Campaign Coordinator and/or the Regional Campaign
Coordination Assistant;

1.3. to organize membership action on specified countries in the
sub-region, in some cases in conjunction with the Regional Campaign
Coordinator and/or the Regional Campaign Coordination Assistant; to
ensure that a program of effective membership action is sustained on
these countries;

1.4. to act as one of the main contact points for queries and advice on
action strategy on countries in the sub-region, both for staff from
inside and outside the Regional Program, and for the membership; as
appropriate to provide information on country issues and individual
cases  to the public, media, other NGOs, IGOs, lawyers and victims; to
respond to requests for relief and to administer and keep records on
AI's relief program within the sub-region; to initiate and maintain
regular contact with constituencies in the movement specializing in
work on the region, for example co-groups and RAN coordinators and to
involve them in consultations about action strategy; in conjunction
with other regional campaigners, to develop and maintain the work of
RANs covering the sub-region;

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 and to contribute to the development of integrated
country and sub-regional strategies for research, campaigning,
development and the promotion of human rights;

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 monitoring of 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 work closely with the Regional Campaign Coordinator, the Regional
Campaign Coordination Assistant and other Campaigners in developing
actions and proposals to enhance the effectiveness of AI's campaigning
on the region and to contribute to evaluations of AI's campaigning
techniques and to provide feedback on positive and negative aspects of
membership action in the Regional Program and in conjunction with the
Regional Campaign Coordinator and/or the Regional Campaign
Coordination Assistant to liaise with relevant teams in the Campaign
and Crisis Response Program, for example on thematic and outreach work
and group and individual techniques;

3.3. To contribute to the overall flexibility of resource use in the team
and the Program by providing cover for other Campaigners and other
Program staff as agreed within the team or between Program teams;
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 - Campaigner (South Caucasus/Central Asia):

 * Broad knowledge of the South Caucasus region, including social, political
   and cultural situation
 * Knowledge and interest in human rights

 * Experience of campaigning, and of selecting appropriate campaigning
   techniques (for a human rights situation would be desirable)
 * Knowledge of the basic steps in devising a campaign
 * strategy
 * Able to write campaign materials and reports, and present material in a
   format that can be used to take action
 * Ability to produce accurate work, based on factual information

 * Research skills: Experience of collecting, recording, analysing,
   evaluating and synthesising information, on which to base campaigning
 * Able to discriminate between types of information, i.e. facts, views and
   opinions
 * Able to be objective and impartial|

 * Fluent written and spoken English
 * Basic written Russian and good ability to read, speak and understand Russian
 * Able to communicate with a wide range of contacts in a sensitive manner,
   including AI members, victims of human rights violations and their families
 * Able to understand and express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally
   and in writing
 * Able to transmit complex information, and to tailor style and content of
   material for different purposes and audiences

 * Aware of the importance of short and long-term planning
 * Able to prioritise own work, managing conflicting priorities
 * Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
 * Able to work with office administrative systems, and manage own
   administration (word-processing, photocopying, filing etc)

 * Experience and understanding of team-working
 * Able to agree priorities and work plans with others, incorporating the
   ideas of others in decisions
 * Able to take on specific work coordination responsibilities and implement
   a team's agreed work plans
 * Able to use initiative and solve problems
 * Able to participate in cross-organizational projects and teams

 * Commitment to working in a multi-cultural and diverse environment
 * Understanding of equal opportunity principles and commitment to apply
   them in daily work

 * Willing and able to travel
 * Willing to undergo training and development
 * Willing to use new technology
 * Appreciation of the importance of confidentiality and security in AI's
   work

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: 4x 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.

 * Work permit:
   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- Program Officer, IREX Academic Exchanges and Research, Washington DC

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 21 Oct 2002

 
Title: Program Officer
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 Europe,
Eurasia, 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 a program officer for its Academic Exchanges and Research
Division. Principal responsibilities will include managing participant
fellowship programs.

Job Description:

 * Duties include negotiating placement of fellows at US host institutions and
   universities
 * tracking program budgets; drafting reports and proposals
 * designing and managing conferences, orientations, and training programs.

Qualifications:

 * BA in International Studies or related field;
 * Minimum 3 years progressive experience in program management;
 * Experience in Europe (Eastern) and Eurasia (Former Soviet Union);
 * Knowledge of Russian or regional language preferred;
 * 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

To Apply For This Position:

Submit cover letter and resume ASAP to:
AER/JW
Fax: (202) 628-8189
E-mail: <resumes(a)irex.org>

No phone calls please. EOE

JOB- Technical Advocacy Consultant, Central Asia, Counterpart International

Posted by: Kate Gottschall <kgottschall(a)worldnet.att.net>
Posted: 17 Oct 2002

Counterpart International, Inc.
Technical Advocacy Consultant-Central Asia
Position Code: CAR-ED-TAC

Responsibilities:

The Advocacy Consultant will evaluate and prepare a draft workplan to
support and advance program efforts to develop sustainable removal of
investment constraints in Central Asia.  May include holding focus groups
with associations on the best way to organize associations in a collective
entity that can advocate for specific issues.

Assignment is short-term.

Requirements:

 * Minimum five-seven years experience in the assessment, evaluation and
   design of association/institutional advocacy programs, preferably in the
   former Soviet Union.

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

 * Written and spoken English and Russian language fluency.

 * Experience working with USAID projects.

 * Excellent communication skills.

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

 * Strong analytical and problem-solving ability.

Anticipated Appointment:  Fall, 2002

Founded in 1965, Counterpart International 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 this or
any project, should apply to the Counterpart website-based Resume Registry,
identifying the applicable position code.  Please be prepared to cut/paste
or attach your resume. <www.counterpart.org>.  No telephone inquiries, please.

JOBS- Urban Water Supply Project, Asian Development Bank, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Rodica Druc <rodica(a)cdr.fm>
Posted: 11 Oct 2002

 
Position Titles: Senior Design Engineer/Procurement Specialist, Financial
Specialist, Community Development Specialist
Project Name: Uzbekistan Urban Water Supply Project, Asian Development Bank
Location: Uzbekistan
Application Deadline: 5 November 2002

Project background:

The project aims to rehabilitate and expand potable water supply and
distribution systems to and within the regional cities of Gulistan, Djizzak
and Karshi; transfer learning and modern technologies for the efficiency of
operation of the systems; and to engage all stakeholders in city water
supply to participate in project development.

Senior Design Engineer/Procurement Specialist (6 man/months):

 * Will work closely with the local design engineers
 * Will identify basic information to develop an appraisal system for
   engineering requirements
 * Will identify quantities for equipment, materials and services to be
   purchased through international procurement procedures of ADB and assist the
   executing agency to prequalify international and local contractors for
   supplying the equipment, materials and services.
 * Will also prepare construction supervision guidelines.

Financial Specialist (8 man/months):

 * Will have two main tasks:   1) establishing a financial management system for the Project, including
      financial monitoring of the Project, participating in preparing the
annual
      work plan and reviewing utility agency budget capacities and
expenditures.
   2) developing improved financial management of the implementing agencies.
      Will work closely with the local accountants in the PIUs and the local
      governments to review local budget capacities and revenue/expenditure
flows,
      assist in the setting of tariffs and in the procedures to improve tariff
      collection.
 * Will work in close conjunction with the vododkanals and carry out
   training of staff in these areas.

Community Development Specialist (3 man/months):

 * Will supervise and prepare the work of the local community development
   consultants.
 * Will identify competent NGOs that could be used to assist local
   communities strengthen their capacity to participate in the development and
   management of infrastructure programs.
 * Will assist in establishing consumer committees and in training them on
   the principles and techniques of communities participation in the level of
   service, costs, and tariffs.

To Apply:

Please forward your CV, using the ADB format by e-mail, to:
Ms. Rodica Druc
Oxiana Development Consultants
E-mail: <rodica(a)btconnect.com>

JOB- Social-Cultural Anthropologist, Indiana University

Posted by: David L. Ransel <ransel(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 10 Oct 2002


Tenure-track position for a social-cultural anthropologist beginning August 
2003; ethnographer committed to field research in one or more of the 
following areas:  Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus, or Eastern Europe.  Should 
complement departmental and university strengths in international and global 
studies, including transnationalism, nationalism, the politics of 
representation, local and global identities (as expressed in history, 
national celebrations, museums, or memory),  political economy, and 
transformation of economies.  Preference for scholars who are also dynamic 
undergraduate and graduate teachers and who have a strong publication 
record.  Requirements:  PhD in Anthropology by August 2003.  Send CV, letter 
of application including statement of teaching and research interests, 
sample article or chapter and the names of three references to REEI search, 
Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, Student Building 130, 701 E. 
Kirkwood, Bloomington, IN 47405.  Applications received by November 25 
guaranteed full consideration; position will remain open until filled.  
Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We 
strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.


David L. Ransel, Director
Russian and East European Institute
Robert F. Byrnes Professor of History
565 Ballantine Hall, Indiana University

JOB- Microfinance Project Manager in Central Asia, IFC

Posted by: Natalya Trekhleb <ntrekhleb(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 3 Oct 2002

 
PROJECT MANAGER

Reports to Senior Operations Manager
USAID IFC Microfinance Legislation Development Project
Duty Station: Tajikistan, Dushanbe

The Project Manager will head a team that aims to stimulate the development 
of a sound legislative environment for microfinance in Central Asia.  
Microfinance enables small enterprises to acquire much needed funding to 
establish and grow their business. The goal of the project is to establish 
the legislative framework for microfinance in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and 
to design and deliver training that would facilitate the proper 
implementation of these new laws and also the law that is already in place 
in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Responsibilities:
 * Ensure the effective delivery of the work of consultants who will conduct 
   an analysis of key stakeholders to new microfinance laws in Tajikistan and 
   Uzbekistan, will report on the legislative environment for microfinance in 
   Uzbekistan, and then will draft new microfinance legislation in Tajikistan 
   and Uzbekistan;
 * Set up the project's offices and recruit a team of local experts;
 * Lead the lobbying effort of these local experts that would focus on 
   passing the new microfinance laws in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan;
 * Oversee the planning and delivery of training activities that would 
   support the implementation of the microfinance laws;
 * Liaise closely with other multilateral and bilateral development 
   organisations working in the area of microfinance in the three target 
   countries;
 * Formulate project strategy, necessary tasks, define priorities and ensure 
   implementation of project tasks by the team;
 * Build up contacts with government, financial institutions, donors and 
   foreign investors;
 * Formulate the project budget, approve all expenditures and ensure 
   compliance with World Bank and donor regulations;
 * Prepare reports to IFC, USAID and management as required; and
 * Manage and evaluate the project team and ensure training of team members.

Qualifications:
 * University degree in one or more of the following disciplines 
   economics/finance/business/accounting/law;
 * At least four years of experience in project management;
 * Good knowledge of regional Central Asian /Central European financial 
   markets and microfinance in particular;
 * Experience in Central Asia, specifically in managing grants and 
   overseeing staff, would be favorably regarded;
 * Mandatory English language proficiency, Russian language skills strongly 
   preferred;
 * Strong computer, writing, analytical and interpersonal skills;
 * Strong organizational and communications skills; and
 * Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work in a team 
   environment.

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: October 11, 2002.

JOB- Lecturers on Social Anthropology, OSI Assistance Foundation, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Zulfiya Tursunova <zulfiya(a)osi.uz>
Posted: 3 Oct 2002

 
The Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation Uzbekistan (OSI) is looking
for the lecturers on social anthropology to conduct introductory trainings
in Uzbekistan for social science teachers. The aim of the trainings to give
the introduction on social anthropology and provide up to date review of the
discipline.

The professors on social anthropology who have plans of arriving to Uzbekistan
are welcome. OSI will be glad to provide lecturers with visa support. All
the expenses should be covered by the lecture herself/himself.

Contact person:

Zulfiya Tursunova
Higher Education Program Coordinator
Open Society Institute - Assistance Foundation Uzbekistan
31, Zarbog str., 700031, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tel: (998 71) 120 54 08/09/10/11/12/13
Fax: (998 71) 120 68 54
Email: <zulfiya(a)osi.uz>

JOB- IREX Program Officer, Partnerships and Training Division, Washington, DC

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 26 Sep 2002

 
Title: Program Officer
Division: Partnerships and Training Division
Reports To: Senior Program Officer
Position Location: Washington, DC

About IREX:

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is a 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.

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks applications for the position of Program Officer for the 
Partnerships and Training Division. The successful candidate will work on US 
government-funded trafficking prevention and women's empowerment programs. 
The position also involves responsibilities for program development and 
proposal writing.

Responsibilities:

 * Program planning and implementation;
 * Budget monitoring and reporting;
 * Program reporting to funders;
 * Communicate regularly with field staff and local implementing partners in
   Eurasia and Southeastern Europe to monitor program activities;
 * Conduct research on international developments in trafficking and
   trafficking prevention, particularly in Eurasia and Southeastern Europe;
 * Attend meetings, conferences, seminars on trafficking and trafficking
   prevention;
 * Contribute to developing proposals and new initiatives for gender-related
   and civil  society programs;
 * And performance of other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Candidates must be highly motivated, able to work independently, skilled at
handling multiple tasks, able to adhere to deadlines, and willing to travel.

Specific qualifications include:

 * Minimum of two to three years experience managing/coordinating
   international  technical assistance projects, preferably focusing on
   gender-related issues;
 * Experience in developing proposals and program initiatives;
 * Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
 * Strong writing and analytical skills;
 * Knowledge of political, economic and social issues in Eurasia and
   Southeastern  Europe;
 * Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred, or equivalent work experience)
   required;
 * Regional language skills and field experience a plus.

To Apply:
Interested parties should submit resume and cover letter to PTD/YF, Fax:
(202) 628-8189 E-mail: <resumes(a)irex.org>, EOE.

JOB- ABA/CEELI Opportunities in Central Asia and the NIS, 2002-2003

Posted by: Marie Strydom <MStrydom(a)abaceeli.org>
Posted: 25 Sep 2002

 
The Central European and Eurasian 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 for long-term positions with a minimum of five
years of legal experience, 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, but not required.  All participants over 2
months 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 us by e-mail
<ceeli(a)abanet.org> , or download the registration form from
<www.abanet.org/intlegalreform> , or by phone: 1-800-98CEELI or (202)
662-1754, by fax: (202) 662-1597 or visit our website <www.abanet.org/ceeli>
for more information.

Regional Human Rights Legal Specialist - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (1 year,
   September 2002)
 * Provide substantive expertise in the area of human rights to CEELI's
   programs throughout Central Asia.
 * Training to legal professional, law students and judges throughout
   Central Asia on issues of Human Rights
 * Develop and replicate human rights law training modules throughout
   Central Asia
 * Spearhead the creation of a network of trained courtroom monitors to
   document HR violations in Kyrgyzstan
 * Assist Tashkent based liaison and legal specialist in development of
   Human Rights Law Clinic.
 * Coordinate with other liaisons in the region as necessary.
 * Human rights experience required.
 * Legal education experience (preferred, but not required)

Curriculum Reform Legal Specialist - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (6 months,
   Oct/Nov 2002)
 * Assist in the review and reform of the current curriculum of the
   Kyrgyz-American University and/or other interested law faculties.
 * Work to strengthen and modernize the curriculum for legal education,
   including development of courses on civil and criminal trial advocacy, basic
   lawyering skills, legal research and writing, etc.
 * Assist in the development of a mandatory ethics course.
 * Introduce interactive teaching methods to legal education.
 * Work with the Advocates Association of Kyrgyzstan (AAK) and the Ministry
   of Education to develop and implement accreditation standards for legal
   education in Kyrgyzstan.
 * Prefer experience with legal curriculum development, extensive experience
   with legal teaching, and experience in law school administration.

Judicial Legal Specialist - Almaty, Kazakhstan (Length and start date TBD)
 * Conduct targeted trainings on judicial ethics with the new Judicial
   Training Center (JTC)
 * Explore the JTC's interest in the development of a comprehensive module
   on judicial ethics that can be made a part of all JTC trainings
 * Explore opportunities to provide targeted trainings to Judicial Ethics
   Commissions
 * Work with the Commissions to develop an action plan for enforcement of
   judicial ethics
 * Provide assistance on other ethics-related topics
 * Prefer experience with judicial ethics - code development, enforcement
   and training.

Legal Education Legal Specialist - Tashkent, Uzbekistan
   (3-4 months beginning Fall 2002)
 * Assist in the reform of the current legal education system at Tashkent
   State Law Institute
   and its satellite campus in Namangan.
 * Responsibilities include developing and introducing a progressive legal
   curriculum (including editing new legal textbooks), introducing and
   providing training in innovative and interactive teaching techniques,
   providing training and expertise on international treaties and substantive
   areas of law, and organizing study tours for faculty members.
 * Coordinate with the Human Rights Clinic Liaison in Tashkent, the
   Bishkek-based Human Rights Legal Specialist, and the Tashkent-based Legal
   Education Liaison and staff attorney.
 * Experience with legal curriculum development
 * Extensive experience with legal teaching
 * Experience in law school administration

Clinical Legal Education Specialist - Georgia (3-4 months, starting anytime
   between November 2002 and February 2003)
 * Work with two or more of Georgia's leading law clinics (and their branch
   offices)
 * Develop their training program for law students, including:
   (1) advising on procedures for selection of students
   (2) developing a program which is uniform, with the inclusion of specific
       activities that can be evaluated
   (3) helping to develop training manuals
   (4) developing evaluation procedures to document the work done by the
       trainee and the quality of skills developed.

Gender Issues Legal Specialists - Serbia (June 2003), Russia
   (September 2002), Armenia (Fall 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.
 * Prefer experience with domestic violence prevention, solid background in
   trafficking issues.
 * For the Russia position, Russian language is a plus.

 * Please visit our website <http://www.abanet.org/ceeli> for more detailed
   information.

Other Central Asia Opportunities - Rule of Law Liaisons:

Almaty, Kazakhstan (September 2002)
Focus on improving the skills of legal professionals through providing
substantive legal trainings; Work with Human Rights specialist to provide
human rights training; Provide training on advocacy skills related to media
law and on international standards for media law; Explore possibilities for
the development of a foundation-based lawyers training center in Almaty;
Develop a network of lawyers who will represent NGOs and their membership,
provide network lawyers with legal education training; Provide training for
judges on judicial ethics and identify participants for CEELI Institute
trainings; Assist with the implementation of the Judicial Reform Index;
Prefer experience in media law, CLE and human rights and advocacy.

Almaty, Kazakhstan (December 2003)
Focus on improving the skills of law students and the legal education
system. Implement the national round of the Jessup Moot Court Competition
and regional competitions; Provide technical assistance to existing law
clinics in Astana and Oskemen, and explore opportunities for developing new
clinics; Work on the development of an ethics course and an advocacy skills
course to be implemented into law school curriculum. Provide trainings in
ethics for law students.

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (January 2003)
Focus will be on improving the skill level of law students, legal
professionals, and judges; Work with Advocates Association of
Kyrgyzstan(AAK) to provide training on substantive legal issues, including
human rights, freedom of expression, advocacy skills, international
treaties, etc; Work with AAK on organizational and sustainability issues;
Assist in the creation of a network of lawyers who will represent NGOs and
their membership; Coordinate the national round of the Jessup Moot Court
Competition; Provide training and technical assistance to existing legal
clinics; Coordinate city-level mock trials in Bishkek; Work with a
specialist to strengthen the curriculum for Kyrgyz-American University;
Provide assistance to the Judicial Training Center to develop a module on
judicial ethics; Work with the Judges Association on ethics enforcement and
organizational development issues; Prefer experience with law student
activities, moot court competitions and legal clinics.

Osh, Kyrgyzstan (October 2002)
Focus will be on improving the skill level of law students and legal
professionals; Work with the regional bar associations to provide training
on substantive legal issues, including human rights, freedom of expression,
advocacy skills, international treaties, etc.; Work with regional bar
associations on organizational and sustainability issues; Assist in the
creation of a network of lawyers who will represent NGOs and their
membership; Assist in the formation of a Ferghana Valley (FV)Student Bar
Association; Assist in the implementation of national and FV moot court
competitions and provide training and technical assistance to existing legal
clinics in FV; Coordinate city-level mock trials in the southern regions;
Prefer experience with law student activities, moot court competitions,
legal clinics, human rights and advocacy.

Tajikistan (October 2003)
Focus will be on improving the skill level of law students, legal
professionals, and judges; Work will include targeted legislative analysis,
technical assistance for parliament and efforts to improve public
participation in the legislative process; Work with other international
organizations on the creation of a Judicial Training Center and vet
candidates to participate in CEELI Institute trainings; Work with the
Association of Judges of Tajikistan to provide judicial ethics training;
Coordinate regional and national moot court competitions and provide
advocacy skills trainings to participating students; Legislative experience
is preferred but not required.

Tajikistan (January 2003)
Focus will be on improving the skill level of law students and legal
professionals; Work will include providing training on substantive legal
issues, including human rights, freedom of expression, advocacy skills,
international treaties, etc. to local partner organizations and legal
professionals; Explore the possibilities of establishing a law library in
Dushanbe and the creation of several mini-legal resource centers throughout
Tajikistan; Explore opportunities to open a legal clinic associated with law
schools in Tajikistan; Experience with law student activities, moot court
competitions, legal clinics, human rights and advocacy, preferred.

Turkmenistan (June 2003)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (September 2002)
Work with the Student Bar Association to promote the organizational
sustainability and development; Promote the SBA's interaction with a variety
of legal professionals, and work with it in the development of a Student's
Bill of Rights for law schools; Work on moot court competitions, including
administering and organizing the competitions and providing advocacy
skills-building trainings; Coordinating the establishment of an integrated
Street Law program at Tashkent State Law Institute; Follow-up with the
Tashkent State Law Institute on reforming its legal education curriculum, in
coordination with a short-term legal education specialist.

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (June 2003)
Focus on strengthening the role of advocates, promoting the advocacy system,
and supporting the development of the legal profession; Work with the
Advocates Association of Uzbekistan on sustainability and organizational
development issues with a focus on promoting the associations's
independence from the Ministry of Justice; Work with the Tashkent Continuing
Legal Education Center on the development of CLE trainings programs for
advocates; Work with the Advocates Association on the development of a
qualifications system; Help establish advocate support centers and develop a
"mahalla" legal assistance pilot initiative; Prefer experience with
advocacy and familiarity with the role of the advocate in NIS countries;
Experience with the public interest campaigns and with CLE issues relevant
to advocates.

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (September 2003)
Coordinate the establishment and development of a new Human Rights Clinical
Legal Program at Tashkent State Law Institute; Develop human rights
curriculum for use at the clinic; Work with faculty to develop institutional
capacity - including providing training on teaching techniques; Orchestrate
faculty and student exchanges; Work with law students at the clinic to
provide legal consultations to the public; Develop and coordinate other
clinic projects incluing a mock trial, moot court competition, externship
programs, and court practicum project; Prefer experience with human rights
work, clinical legal education and teaching.

Ferghana City, Uzbekistan  (September 2003)
Identify advocates for participation in a Ferghana Valley network of
advocates; Coordinate with local staff and liaisons in Tajikistan and
Kyrgyzstan to conduct regional advocacy skills-building conferences;
Organize subsequent Uzbekistan only follow-on workshops; Work with advocates
in the network to identify and pursue advocacy work and activities for
potential CEELI funding; Prefer experiences with civic advocacy, public
participation events, impact litigation, etc.

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