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5. Job Opportunities
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JOB- Civic Program Manager, National Democratic Institute, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Ainur Baimyrza <abaimyrza(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 6 Feb 2004


The National Democratic Institute in Kazakhstan seeks to employ a Program
Manager to work with the Country Director and other NDI staff on our civic
programs in Kazakhstan.   This is not an entry level position.  We seek
someone who has had experience in this field and who is capable of taking on
significant independent responsibilities.  We in turn offer a collegial and
energetic work environment and a salary commensurate with experience and
responsibilities.

Working with NDI staff and local partners, the civic program manager will:

 - Assist in the design of programs intended to strengthen civic and
   political engagement in Kazakhstan, particularly programs related to young
   people, students and elections.
 - Organize trainings, seminars, roundtables and other events related to

   those programs.
 - Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of those programs.
 - Draft reports on those programs for NDI and USAID.
 - Provide insightful analysis of political life and civil society in
   Kazakhstan.
 - Travel within Kazakhstan and potentially abroad in connection with these
   responsibilities.
 - Occasionally provide written and oral translations into and from English.

The ideal candidate for this position will:

 - Have worked with in a leadership or management capacity with civic groups
   or political institutions in Kazakhstan for at least 3-5 years.
 - Have significant experience working with international organizations.
 - Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
 - Be fluent in written and spoken Russian, Kazakh and English.
 - Be self-motivated, task-oriented and well-organized.
 - Be comfortable working both independently and in a team.

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is a
nonprofit organization working to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide.
Calling on a global network of experts, NDI provides practical assistance to
civic and political leaders advancing democratic values, practices and
institutions. NDI works with democrats in every region of the world to build
political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and to promote
citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

To apply for this position please send a resume and detailed cover letter in
Russian and English to ndi(a)ducatmail.kz by Monday Feb. 9 at 9:00 AM.

JOB- Persian and Turkish Instructors, Eastern Summer Consortium, Ohio State Univ.

Posted by: Stafford Noble <noble.3(a)osu.edu>
Posted: 3 Feb 2004


Persian and Turkish Instructors
Summer 2004

The Eastern Summer Consortium in Persian and Turkish (June 21 to August 13,
2004) seeks Persian and Turkish instructors for intensive instruction in
both introductory (Novice Low to Novice High) and intermediate (Intermediate
Low to Intermediate High) Persian and Turkish. The emphasis in all courses
will be on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The target proficiency
level for the introductory courses will be Novice High, and for the
intermediate courses Intermediate High.  A two-day (June 17-18, 2004)
pre-service workshop focusing on teaching with ACTFL-based proficiency
guidelines will be held for Consortium instructors, and for others who wish
to attend.

Please submit an application letter, CV, a brief description of how the
applicant would teach one of the above courses, including a full description
of materials to be used, and two letters of reference no later than March 1,
2004, to:

Stafford Noble, Consortium Coordinator
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
The Ohio State University
203 Jennings Hall, 1735 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1293
Phone: 614-292-7758
Fax: 614-292-1262
E-mail: noble.3(a)osu.edu

EO/AAE.  Women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans, and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Eastern Consortium is a cooperative arrangement of the Title VI National
Resource Centers of Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, New York, Ohio State, and
Princeton Universities and the Universities of Michigan and Pennsylvania,
with special support from the College of Humanities of The Ohio State
University. Additional support has been provided by the Inner Asian and
Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University.

JOB- Persian Specialist, Yale University Library

Posted by: Yale University Library <hrlibrary(a)yale.edu>
Posted: 30 Jan 2004


Persian Specialist
Near Eastern Collection
Sterling Memorial Library
Yale University Library
Librarian I

Fixed Duration: Two years from date of hire with continuation possible.

The University and the Library:

The University Library, which is a highly valued partner in teaching and
research at the University, holds over 10.5 million volumes, as well as
numerous other media, housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and 22 school
and departmental libraries.  It employs a dynamic and innovative staff of
nearly 600 FTE who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of
faculty and students, participate on committees and are involved in other
areas of staff development.  A full spectrum of library resources, from rare
books and manuscripts to rapidly expanding network of electronic resources,
constitutes one of Yale's distinctive strengths.  The Library is engaged in
numerous ambitious projects to expand its collections and access to them.
For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the
Library's Web site at: http://www.library.yale.edu/.


For additional information on the Near Eastern Collection, please visit
http://www.library.yale.edu/neareast/.

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Near East Curator, the Persian Specialist will
manage, select, process and catalog materials in the Persian language,
potentially in a wide range of different formats including monographs,
serials, electronic materials and microforms dealing with Iranian studies
from Iran, the United States and Europe.

The Persian Specialist will establish relationships with vendors and use
different vendor lists in selecting materials to be added to the Near East
Collection at Sterling Memorial Library. Other duties will be:  to assist
the ordering and receiving units at the Acquisition Department in verifying
and romanizing bibliographical information in Persian and related languages,
to prepare full descriptive cataloging records according to national
standards, to assign subject headings and call numbers, to create name
authority records for NACO and the Yale Cataloging system.  In addition, the
Persian Specialist will provide reference services to the faculty and
graduate and undergraduate students and train student assistant if needed.
Participation in committee activities related to the job responsibilities is
expected in the Yale library, with the Council on Mid East Studies of the
Yale Center for International and Area Studies, the Department of Near East
Languages and Civilizations, and on the national level.

Qualifications:

MLS from ALA accredited Library Science program or an advanced graduate
degree in Iranian Studies or related subject is required.  Some experience
in library activities is preferred.  Excellent command of oral and written
Persian and oral and written fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of
other Middle Eastern languages such as Arabic or Turkish is preferred.
Ability to communicate and work with others in the Near East Department and
the library staff as a whole is essential.  Familiarity with print and
electronic tools in Persian studies is required as well as familiarity with
trade books in the Middle East and specifically in Iran.  Experience in
using a personal computer and an understanding of online library systems is
necessary. Ability to make judgments and to work independently is highly
desirable.  Minimum of two years of professional experience and demonstrated
professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank, for appointment as
Librarian II.

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary will be based upon the successful candidate's
qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including 22 vacation
days; 18 holiday, recess and personal days; comprehensive health care;
TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation assistance. Applications
will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three
references should be mailed to:

Diane Y. Turner, Associate University Librarian for Human Resources
Staff Training & Security; Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240

New Haven, CT 06520
Fax: (203) 432-1806

Submissions via email are also welcomed and can be sent as a Word attachment
to <hrlibrary(a)yale.edu>. Please be sure to include Source Code EAYU8928.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB- London College Marketing Coordinator, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Nigyar Moussabekova <nigyar.moussabekova(a)stmlondon.co.uk>
Posted: 28 Jan 2004


LONDON COLLEGE - Marketing Coordinator

An International Business College in London requires local marketing
coordinator for Uzbekistan.

You will be required to assist the college at recruitment seminars and the
follow up of students intending to study in the UK.

You will be responsible for assisting students with their applications,
liaising with the London Office and the general promotion of the college.

Successful candidates can expect high remuneration. Fluency in English and
Russian is essential.

Applicant should be willing travel within Central Asia and UK. Any work
experience in the international education marketing will be an added
advantage. Please e-mail your resume/CV with attached picture by email or
fax to the attention of Nigyar Moussabekova at:

E-mail: nigyar.moussabekova(a)stmlondon.co.uk
Tel: +994 12 98 99 06

Deadline: February 02, 2003

Nigyar R. Moussabekova
Admissions Co-ordinator for Caucasus and Central Asia
School of Technology and Management (London)

12, Bul-Bul ave., (STI Office)
Baku AZ1000, Azerbaijan
Phone: (994 12) 98 08 80, 98 99 08
Fax: (994 12) 98 99 06
Mobile: (994 55) 333 37 33
E-mail: nigyar.moussabekova(a)stmlondon.co.uk
Web: http://www.stmlondon.co.uk

JOB- US Trainers in Legal Socialization, Project Harmony, Armenia

Posted by: Ruzan Aghazadyan <ruzan(a)projectharmony.org>
Posted: 22 Jan 2004


Organization: Project Harmony

Position: Two US Trainers familiar with curriculum development, classroom 
teaching, the rule of law and law enforcement.

Project type: Two-week exchange of US professionals in Armenia

Dates: April 8 - 21, 2004 (tentative)

Stipend: $1500/per person

Additional coverage:

Round trip airfare, home stays with host families, travel insurance, per 
diem and cultural allowance ($750/per person) are provided by Project Harmony

Application Deadline: February 2, 2004

About the Project:

The program is called "ZANG" in Armenian which, means "Developing Knowledge 
and Promoting Justice." ZANG is a twelve-month pilot project that started in 
September 2003.  It partners Armenian law enforcement officers with 
secondary school educators, providing them with training that will enable 
them to develop learning units for secondary school classrooms. ZANG is 
designed to assist youth and teachers in preventing crime and corruption in 
Armenian society.  Legal socialization is a form of education in which 
values, attitudes, and behaviors with respect to rules and laws are 
developed.  ZANG is funded by the US State Department's Bureau for 
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

In early December 2003 two Armenian educators and two Armenian law 
enforcement officers visited Massachusetts and Vermont and had an opportunity to 
study American legal education models during a two-week exchange program in the US. 
Upon return to Armenia, the professionals have been developing eight lessons on
legal socialization with the intention to deliver them in 22 Armenian secondary 
schools in April and May 2004. This curriculum will, in part, be based on guidance,
feedback, and training from US experts familiar with curriculum development,
classroom teaching, the rule of law and law enforcement.

Eight technology-assisted lesson plans on legal socialization will be 
developed and tested during the next phase of program implementation.  
Following a revision process, the tested and improved curriculum will be 
distributed regionally to encourage teachers to continue using the materials 
to engage students in strengthening Armenian civil society and understanding 
their role in society.

Throughout the program, Internet Communication Technology (ICT) will be 
leveraged, thanks to Project Harmony's School Connectivity Program, to 
support those leading the program coordination and the teachers implementing 
the units in order to share ideas and lessons learned. (The Armenia School 
Connectivity Program is funded by the US State Department's Bureau of 
Educational and Cultural Affairs. For more information, please visit: 
www.ascp.am)

ZANG is significant in that it will establish the groundwork for 
collaboration among diverse groups that work with youth and will encourage 
cooperative partnerships among them for further positive change in areas of 
public safety, crime prevention, and civil society development.  For more 
information, please visit www.projectharmony.am/zang

US Trainer recruitment and selection:

Based on the goals of ZANG, Project Harmony is recruiting two American
professionals who can:
 - Provide training on how to set up a new program and how to teach young  
   people practical law and life skills; 
 - Training on how to build relationships between policemen and educators; 
 - Prepare law related education materials and training on using them; 
 - Help participants to identify the essential components of law-related  education, 
   review a variety of law related education materials, discuss  program evaluation, 
   plan for local adaptations, practice teaching law  related education lessons, and 
   develop a plan for site implementation; 
 - Training in how to incorporate technology into teaching and training; 
 - Experience in working in the NIS is preferred but not necessary.

US Trainer Responsibilities:

1. Pre-departure activities: 
   - Supporting e-mail communication (through Project Harmony online  translation)
     with 4 key legal socialization team members and 8 regional  legal socialization team members 
   - Getting information (through Project Harmony translation) on finalized 8  topics and the
     names of the specialists that are in charge of  development/presentation of each topic 
     during the workshops in Armenia 
   - Communication with each specialist around his/her topic, supporting with  educational material, 
     case studies, and sample lesson plans - Providing with feedback, comments, recommendations,
     suggestions during  the actual testing of the topics in school in mid-March through mid-May 2004
   - Participating in on-line discussions with schools around each topic

2. Two Week Visit to Armenia 
   - Meeting legal socialization team members, discussing the strategies on  how to present each 
     topic to the school community during the workshop for  the schools in their region 
   - Facilitating 3 regional workshops, encouraging local legal socialization  teams to deliver
     the topics of their expertise to the school communities  during the workshops 
   - Making sure that training for each workshop is based on experiential  learning cycle and 
     includes both practical exercises and reflecting on each  experience 
   - Conducting 2-day working conference for the participants from all 4 regions 
   - Conducting trust-building activities for facilitating better  communication between teachers
     and police as well as police and community  during the first day of conference 
   - Planning public lecturing on community policing during the first day of  conference 
   - Facilitating 8 panel discussions during the 2nd day of the conference.  
     (It is better to mix panel speakers from one region with the audience from  the other region.)
   - Helping to design, collect, and analyze evaluation forms distributed to  the conference participants

3. Post-Visit Activities 
   - Supporting e-mail communication with Armenian legal socialization community 
   - Providing insights on the final draft of educational material before  publication

Qualifications:

Educational background in justice, law, or teaching; familiarity with 
interactive methods of training; ability to present models of legal 
socialization and strategies for implementation; experience of working with 
youth; experience in using technology in teaching and training; experience 
in curriculum development; implementation and evaluation, sense of humor.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should e-mail their resumes by February 2, 2004, to: 
charlie(a)projectharmony.org  and to: ruzan(a)projectharmony.org  or mail to 
Project Harmony , 5197 Main Street, Unit 6, Waitsfield, VT 05673, U.S.A. 
Attention: Ruzan Aghazadyan.

JOB- London College Marketing Coordinator, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Nigyar R. Moussabekova <nm(a)sti.az>
Posted: 22 Jan 2004


London College Marketing Coordinator

An International Business College in London requires local marketing 
coordinator for Kazakhstan.

You will be required to assist the college at recruitment seminars and the 
follow up of students intending to study in the UK.

You will be responsible for assisting students with their applications, 
liaising with the London Office and the general promotion of the college.

Successful candidates can expect high remuneration. Fluency in English and 
Russian is essential.

Applicant should be willing travel within Central Asia and UK. Any work 
experience in the international education marketing will be an added 
advantage. Please e-mail your resume/CV by email or fax to the attention of 
Nigyar Moussabekova at:

E-mail: nigyar.moussabekova(a)stmlondon.co.uk (or) info(a)stmlondon.co.uk

Fax: +44 207 403 11 63 (or) +994 12 98 99 06

Deadline: February 02, 2003

Nigyar R. Moussabekova
Admissions Co-ordinator for Caucasus and Central Asia

School of Technology and Management (London)

STI Office
12, Bul-Bul ave.
Baku AZ1000, Azerbaijan

Phone: (994 12) 98 08 80, 98 99 08
Fax: (994 12) 98 99 06
Mobile: (994 55) 333 37 33
E-mail: nigyar.moussabekova(a)stmlondon.co.uk
Web: http://www.stmlondon.co.uk

JOB- Deputy Program Director, Armenia School Connectivity Program, Yerevan

Posted by: Erni Wilbur <erni(a)projectharmony.org>
Posted: 16 Jan 2004


Deputy Program Director for the Armenia School Connectivity Program

Close Date: February 6, 2004

 * Applicants must be able to start as soon as possible
 * Applicants must be US citizens fluent in Russian and/or Armenian, with  
   work and living experience in Eurasia

Project Harmony, an innovative, not-for-profit professional exchange and 
training organization with 13 offices across the US, Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Georgia, Russia and Ukraine currently seeks an experienced, mature 
professional to fill the position of Deputy Program Director for the Armenia 
School Connectivity Program (ASCP), a program of the Bureau of Educational 
and Cultural Affairs of the US Dept. of State administered by Project 
Harmony. This position is based in Yerevan, Armenia with extensive regional 
travel. Fluency in Russian and/or Armenian is essential. ASCP is one of 
several Internet-development programs administered by Project Harmony in 
Eurasia, including the Internet Access and Training Program in Russia and 
the Azerbaijan School Connectivity Program.

Summary of ASCP:

The Armenia School Connectivity Program provides resources, Internet access, 
and training for a growing network of currently over 125 schools across all 
11 regions of Armenia. ASCP provides students, educators, and community 
members with opportunities to access and share information, to engage in 
online collaborative projects, and to develop technical skills marketable in 
a digital world. The program promotes school-community interaction, 
US-Armenian partnerships at the school and community levels, and civic 
engagement on the local, national, and international levels. ASCP aims to 
support the integration of educational technologies in a way that will 
strengthen democracy and support civil society and cross-cultural 
understanding.

Deputy Program Director responsibilities:
 - Assist the Program Director in all aspects of program management,  including 
   program design, implementation, reporting, promotion and evaluation 
 - Establish and maintain relationships with Armenian and international  working partners 
 - Oversee financial accounting and reporting - Assist Program Director with staff and
   financial management and provide  direct oversight of 2-3 departments 
 - Coordinate with the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Yerevan 
 - Lead reporting and promotional activities in tandem with fellow DPDs 
 - Communicate regularly with PH management and program advisors in the US 
 - Travel throughout the region for program implementation and  cross-programming initiatives 
 - Develop program and organizational promotion and publicity 
 - Research opportunities for new/continuing program development in Armenia

Qualifications sought:
 - Proven leadership and ability to manage a multi-national staff 
 - Flexibility and grace under the demands of changing tasks 
 - Excellent organizational and accounting skills 
 - Cultural sensitivity and willingness to adjust to demanding work schedule 
 - Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively 
 - Ability to work independently 
 - Experience living and working in Eurasia
 - Fluency in written and spoken Russian and/or Armenian
 - Familiarity with Internet infrastructure and telecommunications issues in  the 
   Caucasus a plus 
 - US citizen

Project Harmony seeks to fill this position as soon as possible. This is one 
of several positions currently open with Project Harmony. For more 
information on Project Harmony programs and career opportunities, please 
visit our web site: www.projectharmony.org.

Benefits include salary commensurate with experience, health insurance, and 
international travel expenses. Project Harmony is an equal opportunity 
employer, which provides its staff opportunities for job growth, innovation, 
and creativity.  Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and 
salary history by email to:

hr(a)projectharmony.org

Subject line should read: AmSCP-DPD. No phone calls please.

Deadline For Application: February 6, 2004

JOB- Tenure-Track Asst. Prof., South Asian Islam, University of Michigan

Posted by: Alexander Knysh <alknysh(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 26 Dec 2003


South Asian/Southeast Asian Islam

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and the Department of Near 
Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan invites applications for a 
tenure-track position in South Asian/Southeast Asian Islam, beginning in 
September 2004, in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. 
Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. A wide variety of 
periods and subfields within the area of South Asian and Southeast Asian 
Islamic Studies are possible, but the ability to teach undergraduate courses 
on both the pre-modern and modern periods is required, as well as courses on 
Islam in Asia (including South Asia, Southeast Asia and China) more generally.

In addition, the successful candidate is expected to teach a range of 
courses from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate 
seminars in areas of research interest; to supervise doctoral dissertations; 
and to participate actively in the programs of his/her home departments as 
well as in area studies initiatives within a larger university community 
that encourages interdisciplinary efforts.

Mastery of at least two relevant languages is an advantage.

Of special interest are candidates who share a commitment to historically 
grounded scholarship that is both rigorous and original and who are drawn to 
the intellectual opportunities afforded by programs of significant 
contextual depth.

The Ph.D. is normally expected to have been completed prior to appointment.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should provide a CV, letters of recommendation, and evidence of 
outstanding teaching ability. Applicants should also submit writing samples.

Review of applications will begin on January 19, 2004 and continue until the 
position is filled. All applications will be acknowledged.

Please send materials to:

South Asian Islam Search Committee
Department of Near Eastern Studies
The University of Michigan
2068 Frieze Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285.

For questions, please contact Alexander Knysh, Chair, Department of Near 
Eastern Studies, at the above address or by e-mail at alknysh(a)umich.edu.

JOB- Social Development Specialist, World Bank, Almaty

Posted by: Talant Sultanov <tsultanov(a)worldbank.org>
Posted: 26 Dec 2003


The World Bank invites applications for a position of Social Development 
Specialist

The position will be located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This is a full-time 
two-year fixed-term position, available immediately.

Job Description:

The World Bank has made Community Driven Development (CDD) one of the 
pillars of its strategy in Central Asia. The World Bank is finalizing a 
strategy for scaling up CDD in Central Asia which aims not only at improving 
the coherence of the Bank approach in the region but recommends that CDD be 
integrated in the broader policy dialogue on macro-economic and 
institutional reforms. It is expected that a larger portfolio of project as 
well as more sector work will focus on CDD related issues in the years to 
come. Social Development Specialist will be responsible for providing social 
analysis and coordination of World Bank activities in CDD in five countries 
of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and 
Uzbekistan. Social Development Specialist will report to the Social 
Development team in World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC.

The Social Development team of the World  Bank has the responsibility of 
providing social analysis as part of project preparation and implementation, 
Economic and Sector Work and other strategic documents and processes.  The 
team focuses on institutions (civic engagement, community development, 
social capital and local level institutions); social inclusion (minorities, 
youth, gender, displaced populations); conflict prevention and post 
conflict; and analysis of impact of policies on the poor (Poverty and Social 
Impact Assessments).  The team is responsible for coordination of CDD 
activities in the region and also manages a number of CDD, cultural heritage 
and youth inclusion projects. The team is also responsible for overseeing 
issues related to the social safeguards as part of Bank operations.

Community Driven Development has the potential to make the impact of local 
level investments more widespread and sustainable by involving community 
members in the decision making process and giving them responsibility for 
maintenance and follow-up activities. CDD strengthens local institutions and 
increases their transparency and accountability, which is essential for 
building trust. CDD can be an integral part of sectoral projects, but it is 
also important to integrate this approach into institutional and municipal 
reforms to ensure that it is mainstreamed, also the Bank has a strong 
comparative advantage in influencing the enabling environment for CDD in 
country.

Responsibilities include the following:
 - Help with the coordination of Bank CDD activities in Central Asia.   
   Advise the country director on implementation of CDD activities in the  region.  
   Participate, as needed, in the implementation of the CDD strategy  for Central 
   Asia. Help with donor coordination on CDD activities, especially in Tajikistan 
   where CDD is one of the central pillars of the CAS. 
 - Provide support to Task Team Leaders on the design of CDD components in  Bank 
   projects and policy based lending.  Support as needed the World Bank  Institute 
   in the implementation of it's capacity building program. Provide  inputs in CAS, 
   PRSP and other strategic document on CDD and social  development issues 
 - Advise the Country Director and Country Teams on relevant socio-cultural  and political
   issues and their potential or actual impact on development  projects and programs. 
 - Establish a network of local consultants and specialists in central Asia  who will
   assist in carrying out social analysis and social assessments of  Bank Projects. 
 - Participate in social assessments and social analysis of projects and  programs as 
   needed and requested by country teams members. 
 - In coordination with the EXT staff in country offices, support the  Government and the
   Country Unity on issue related to participation and civic engagement, especially 
   for PRSP and other national process.

Selection criteria: 
 - At least a Master Degree in the social sciences 
 - At least 8 years of relevant experience in community development projects  and programs 
   and social analysis including field survey work
 - Strong team building skills and experience in managing large teams and a  demonstrated
   ability to work effectively with representatives from member  countries, in particular 
   Governments and NGOs - Work experience not limited to Kazakhstan, and in particular 
   in other  Central Asian countries

Interested candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae and 2 letter of 
reference, specifying "Application for Social Development Specialist" by 
December 30, 2003, to Ms. Natalia Ibraeva at:

World Bank Central Asia Regional Office
Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazybek bi Str., 41-A, 4th floor
Fax: (7-327) 980-581
Email: nibraeva(a)worldbank.org

JOB- Program Manager, Conflict Mitigation, USAID, Tashkent

Posted by: Sean Roberts <sroberts(a)usaid.gov>
Posted: 26 Dec 2003


1. Solicitation Number: 57/2003

2. Issuance Date: 12/23/2003

3. Closing Date/Time Specified for Receipt of Applications: 01/09/2004 (6 p.m. Almaty time)

4. Position Title: Program Manager (Conflict Mitigation)


5. Market Value: $61,251 - $79,629 per annum (GS-13 equivalent) with 25% Post Differential

6. Period of Performance: Two years

7. Place of Performance: USAID/Central Asia, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

8. Job Description:

A) Background

USAID/CAR Background:

Central Asia borders Russia, China, Iran and Afghanistan.  Due to its 
location amidst these neighbors and its substantial oil and gas reserves, 
Central Asia is a region of considerable geopolitical and strategic interest 
to the United States.   With a total population of 55 million and dozens of 
ethnic groups, the five new nations of the region are emerging from 
isolation and almost two centuries of Russian domination.  A recent civil 
war, threats of religious extremism, ethnic rivalries, authoritarian 
governments, and lack of viable institutions make Central Asia a particular 
challenge for USAID.

USAID's Regional Mission for Central Asia (USAID/CAR) is responsible, in 
close consultation with the five U.S. Ambassadors in the region, for the 
design and management of USAID assistance programs in five republics.  The 
central office is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan with offices in Tashkent, 
Uzbekistan; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Osh, Kyrgyzstan; Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; 
and Dushanbe, Tajikistan.  USAID/CAR is one of the Agency's largest Missions 
responsible for approximately $90 million of assistance annually, with 
activities totaling $400 million in the areas of energy and environment, 
economics and finance, democracy and media, and health and humanitarian 
assistance.  It works in partnership with over 70 grantee and contractor 
teams.  USAID/CAR's assistance seeks to expand opportunities for 
participation, livelihood and quality of life for the citizens of the 
Central Asian Republics.  Staff frequently travels to each of the five 
countries to manage and monitor assistance.

Conflict Mitigation Program Background Information:

A. USAID/CAR's conflict prevention and community action programs build 
social stability in key regions of Central Asia by improving living 
conditions and economic opportunities through community action and 
organization.  The programs includes cooperative agreements with: Mercy 
Corps International for cross-border activities in the Ferghana Valley; 
Mercy Corps International for activities in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, 
Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan; ACDI/VOCA for activities in Kazakhstan and 
Kyrgyzstan; CHF for activities in southern Uzbekistan; Aga Khan Foundation 
for activities in Tajikistan; and UNDP for activities in Tajikistan.  
Specific activities within these programs:
 - Rehabilitate and improve the social and public infrastructure of 
communities aimed at reducing conflict;
 - Provide loan and business development opportunities to micro and small 
enterprises;
 - Facilitate dialogue in and among communities to address potential sources 
of conflict; and
 - Build community organizational, self-governance, and advocacy capabilities

To ensure that USAID/CAR is meeting the needs of local communities, and to 
reinforce democratic processes, decisions regarding the selection of 
specific community development infrastructure projects such as schools, 
health clinics, domestic/potable community water delivery systems, and 
social service/community centers, involve the local community.

Geographic Focus: The USAID/CAR Conflict Mitigation Program focuses on 
particular regions where the potential for conflict and extremism is 
greatest: the southern portions of Uzbekistan; the Ferghana Valley 
(Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan (including Batken)); southern 
Kazakhstan; non-Ferghana Valley regions of Tajikistan; and the Lebap region of Turkmenistan.

The Ferghana Valley is a key geographic focus of USAID/CAR's program that 
has activities in all three countries comprising the Valley.  USAID/CAR 
works in the Ferghana Valley with local non-governmental organizations, the 
independent media and legal reform, substantial health care reform, support 
to small businesses including, micro-lending, capacity building for economic 
and business faculties, and significant investment in water and irrigation 
management.  In 2002, USAID/CAR expanded its Ferghana Valley activities to 
include a conflict mitigation program that spans all three countries, as 
well as other regions in Central Asia.

Types and Scope of Activities Envisioned:

The Conflict Mitigation Program is designed to focus on the following 
activities/areas:

Community Mobilization: This activity utilizes a regional approach to reduce 
resource-based conflict through community mobilization and enhances 
cross-border and multi-ethnic linkages over a three-year period, by 
empowering cross-border and multi-ethnic communities to identify and address 
sources of conflict through constructive dialogue and action planning.   The 
community action programs will focus on enhancing community infrastructure, 
living conditions, and economic opportunities through improved community 
dialogue and collective action.

To ensure that USAID investments are sustainable and meet the needs of local 
communities we are assisting, all infrastructure repairs or new construction 
are selected through a participatory process involving citizens and local 
government/ leadership of the community.  Introduction of participatory, 
democratic practices through this project will also bolster USAID's 
objectives in building a democratic culture in Central Asia.

Infrastructure:  To the maximum extent possible, USAID is building linkages 
with other sectors in which USAID is working to ensure maximum synergies 
between reform processes and improved infrastructure.  These include health, 
water, and other activities that strengthen and improve communities.  A 
secondary factor is the breadth of the impact, targeting those activities 
that will touch as many lives in the community as possible.  A final 
consideration is sustainability.  While it should not be the driving factor 
for selection, we are targeting those types of infrastructure projects that 
are most likely to be sustainable in the long term.

B) Statement of Duties

Basic Function of the Position:

The Program Manager will support USAID/CAR's regional conflict prevention 
program in Central Asia through the Regional Mission's satellite office in 
Tashkent, Uzbekistan where the position will be based.  The Program Manager 
will also work with USAID Technical Offices and other donors to coordinate 
related activities in the Ferghana Valley, southern Uzbekistan, 
Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and southern Kazakhstan.  As most of the 
responsibilities of this position are located outside of Tashkent, it is 
expected that up to 50% of the incumbent's time will be spent traveling in 
the region.

The incumbent will serve as the Cognizant Technical Officer (CTO) for 4-8 
grants, cooperative agreements or contracts for conflict mitigation 
activities.  S/he will manage community action programs that build social 
stability and alleviate sources of conflict in key regions of Central Asia.  
The Program Manager will coordinate with the USAID/CAR Conflict Prevention 
Team, USAID country offices, US Embassies, and local officials to ensure 
conflict prevention and community action programs are effectively 
coordinated on a regional basis.

The Program Manager will coordinate, monitor, evaluate, recommend solutions, 
and report on USAID-financed activities in the Ferghana Valley areas of 
Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan; southern Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, 
Turkmenistan and southern Kazakhstan.

As the Program Manager will have significant independence, particularly 
given the regional nature of the work, he/she will be responsible for 
reporting (both verbal and written) on all fieldwork to the DM Director 
and/or his/her designee.  S/he will also work closely with each of the USAID 
offices in countries in which conflict mitigation activities are taking place.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties/responsibilities of the Program Manager, Conflict Mitigation 
Program will include but are not limited to the following:

1. Manage the implementation of the community action programs throughout 
Central Asia.  Provide program oversight and direction consistent with the 
technical guidance provided by the Democracy and Conflict Mitigation Office 
Director and other relevant technical offices in USAID/CAR/Almaty to ensure 
effective implementation and foster synergies.

2. Manage the implementation of the USAID/CAR Conflict Mitigation Program 
throughout Central Asia, including serving as the CTO for 4-8 grants, 
cooperative agreements or contracts.  Provide program oversight and 
direction consistent with the technical guidance provided by the Democracy 
and Conflict Mitigation Office Director and other relevant technical offices 
in USAID/CAR/Almaty to ensure effective implementation and foster synergies.  
Review and comment on implementing partners workplans and activity reports.  
Through site visits, monitor implementing partners activities and provide 
feedback and direction to the implementing partners to insure high-impact 
activities to mitigate conflict in Central Asia.

3. Is responsible for day-to-day coordination of conflict prevention program 
activities in Central Asia with counterparts and outside contractor 
personnel.  He/she will resolve any conflicts that may arise.  He/she will 
determine the approach and priority of activities and when/if other 
contractor personnel are needed to accomplish the Conflict Mitigation 
program's strategic objectives and goals.  Based on established objectives, 
the incumbent will develop program implementation plans/schedules.  His/her 
work will be reviewed in terms of progress during quarterly and annual 
activity reviews.

4. Lead the USAID/CAR Conflict Mitigation Team which includes 
representatives from each of the USAID/CAR country offices as well as 
technical offices in USAID/Almaty.  Responsibilities include organizing 
coordination meetings periodically; disseminating information about conflict 
issues and programs; encouraging cross-fertilization of members through 
exchange of knowledge and experience; and ensuring that USAID/CAR's conflict 
mitigation activities maintain their cross-cutting nature.

5. Represent USAID/CAR Conflict Mitigation Team to explain, promote, and 
resolve differences in opinions at donor, regional, and local government and 
other meetings and making presentations at public meetings and forums in 
regard to conflict mitigation activities.  Working with USAID implementers, 
foster regular and substantive contacts and exchanges of information, ideas, 
and coordinated approaches within the donor community.

6. Monitor progress of, identify problems, recommend solutions, and report 
on the conflict mitigation programs.  Track the range of activities funded 
through the Community Action Investment Program (CAIP) and other 
USAID-financed Ferghana Valley projects, relying on and supplementing as 
needed, contractor and grantee reports.   Monitor activities of other donors 
(such as World Bank, World Health Organization, UN, OSCE, UNHCR), the 
Government of Uzbekistan, the private sector, and the non-government sector, 
identifying issues and opportunities of relevance to USAID activities in the 
region.

7. Prepare periodic performance evaluation/monitoring reports for USAID/CAR 
analyzing developments in conflict ensuring that USAID-funded efforts are 
appropriately focused.

8. Directly supervise one Host-Country National PSC Program Management 
Assistant (FSN-4005-9).  The Program Management Assistant will assist the 
Conflict Mitigation Program Manager in his/her duties overseeing all of 
USAID/CAR's conflict mitigation activities in Central Asia.

9. Respond to requests for information from USAID/CAR and other USG 
organizations, collaborating with USAID/CAR/Almaty and Country Offices in 
drafting success stories and other reports for conflict mitigation 
activities in Central Asia.

10. In coordination with the USAID/CAR Information Specialist, ensure 
significant publicity for USAID-funded conflict mitigation activities in 
Central Asia.  This includes developing strategies for information 
dissemination, and working with the USAID/CAR implementing partners to 
ensure that they have sufficient plans and activities related to publicizing 
their efforts.

C)  Position Elements

1. Supervision Received:
The USAID/CAR Uzbekistan Program Officer/ Country Office Director (or 
designee) will provide general supervision to this position. Based on the 
complexity and highly specialized nature associated with the 
responsibilities/duties of this position, the incumbent will receive 
technical guidance from the Regional Democracy and Conflict Mitigation 
Office (DM) Director appropriate USAID/CAR Technical Officers in Almaty 
as/when necessary.  In collaboration with the incumbent the Uzbekistan 
Program Officer/Country Office Director and the Democracy and Conflict 
Mitigation Office Director will: 1) establish annual work objectives and 
performances measures; 2) review work products and accomplishments to ensure 
compliance with Agency policies, and implementation of best practices; 3) 
provide regular feedback to incumbent throughout the Performance Evaluation 
Period; and 4) prepare the annual Evaluation Report as/when required.  The 
Supervisor will obtain 360-degree input from the appropriate USAID/CAR 
technical offices and team members.

2. Available Guidelines:
Foreign Affairs Manual, Automated Directives System, Contracting Information 
Bulletin (CIB), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), AIDAR, Mission 
Orders, Mission Notices and general guidance provided by the immediate 
supervisor.

3. Exercise Of Judgment:
Given that the incumbent will handle most work independently and in 
accordance with established Federal and Agency regulations, policies and 
procedures, excellent (balanced) judgment are critical to the successful 
performance of the job.  He/she will have considerable latitude in the 
exercise of his/her duties in the areas of: program management and 
evaluation, identification and resolution of issues affecting the overall 
program performance.  The incumbent will be expected to use initiative, 
exercise discretion, and patience in dealing with Mission and Country Office 
personnel as well as representatives from other donor organizations, and 
stakeholders to resolve problems that arise during the course of the work 
for which there is often no clear or immediate solution and where contact 
with the supervisor is not possible.

4. Authority to Make Commitments:
The incumbent will have no independent authority to commit the U.S. 
Government Mission funds on behalf of USAID/CAR/Almaty or USAID/CAR 
Uzbekistan Country Program Office.

5.  Nature and Level of Contacts:
The incumbent works directly with local Government officials, NGOs, private 
sector and international donors, other USAID offices, USG agencies, 
U.S.-based international donors and partners.  Given the cross-cutting 
nature of USAID s conflict mitigation work in the Central Asia, the Program 
Manager will be required to develop open and clear lines of communication to 
facilitate information exchange and program activity dialogue on conflict 
mitigation program activities with the individual USAID/CAR technical 
offices (Energy and Water, Democracy and Conflict Mitigation, Health and 
Education, Enterprise and Finance) located in Almaty.  In addition, the 
Contractor must develop and maintain a strong working relationship with the 
USAID/CAR Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan Country Offices.  The 
purpose of all contacts is to insure the smooth functioning and ultimate 
success of conflict mitigation programs.

6. Supervision Exercised:
The incumbent will supervise Host-Country National staff (CCN PSC) and other 
PSCs positions below GS-13 level as/when appropriate.  The incumbent will 
establish annual work plans in collaboration with the employee(s), review 
accomplishments, provide employees with feedback throughout the Performance 
Evaluation Cycle and prepare annual Performance Evaluation Reports as/when 
required.

7. Time Required to Perform the Full Range of Duties After Entry into the 
Position:
The incumbent is expected to possess the necessary technical, administrative 
and management skills/abilities required to carry out the duties and 
responsibilities of the position.

D)  Required Qualifications

1. Prior Work Experience:
Have a minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible experience 
working in International Development in a variety of sectors such as:  
conflict resolution and/or conflict mitigation, democracy, micro-enterprise, 
economic and business, water and irrigation.  At least three of the five 
years prior work experience will have been with a U.S. Government Agency, 
other international donor organization(s) and/or USAID-funded Contractor or 
Grantee in the design, implementation, administration and management of 
national and/or regional development activities/programs in the Europe or 
Eurasia region.  Current work experience with a focus towards conflict 
prevention/resolution/ mitigation, community social and public 
infrastructure reform; micro and small enterprise development and conflict 
prevention dialogue in the Europe and Eurasian region.

2. Knowledge:
Knowledge of USAID procurement and program management procedures and 
regulations; working knowledge of political and historic issues, concepts, 
principles, techniques, and practices related to the administration of 
social and public infrastructure reform in Central Asia or New Independent 
States. Knowledge of the framework for international agreements, which 
govern infrastructure reform, and a board-based knowledge of the most 
up-to-date Conflict Mitigation technical assistance and grants highly 
preferred.

3. Skills and Abilities:
This position requires a unique blend of qualities to include: demonstrated 
leadership skills and exceptional communications and interpersonal skills; 
an ability and willingness to function in a collaborative and collegial 
environment; sensitivity to others; integrity; intellectual curiosity; 
balanced judgment; the ability to conceptualize both strategically and 
programmatically; and an ability to generate trust and build alliances. The 
ability to manage multiple activities in several locations and under extreme 
time constraints to independently carry out institutional and program 
assessments, develop policy recommendations, and direct technical analyses 
is essential. The incumbent must be a self-starter able to work calmly, 
tactfully and effectively under pressure as a team member in a culturally 
diverse team environment.  In addition, the ability to be responsive to 
clients needs and to adapt to the existing management team by being a good 
listener, a team builder, and an articulate advocate of the Regional Mission's
overall Strategic Objectives and Goals is required. Command of software 
programs for e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and graphics 
presentations is required.

4. Language and Interpersonal Skills:
Native Speaker (Level 5) in both written and spoken English required and 
Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) in both written and spoken Russian is 
highly desirable. Given the level of responsibility associated with this 
position, communication skills, both written and oral must be exceptional.  
The incumbent is required to: 1) prepare specific status/progress reports 
and documents requiring no editorial changes prior to distribution; and 2) 
prepare and present oral briefings and/or training sessions.

Exceptional interpersonal skills and diplomacy are required to maintain 
excellent working relationships with all Mission personnel, 
internal/external contacts, counterparts, shareholders, and clients.  A 
proven ability to develop and maintain professional relations with the most 
senior-ranking stakeholders (i.e., regional NGO representatives, local 
international donor representatives, heads of local delegations, and other 
key stakeholders and partners) is required.

5. Education:
Hold a Masters degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, 
Political Science, International Relations, Diplomacy, Trade, Finance and 
Development or a related field such as Economics, Social Sciences and/or 
Development.

E) Other Requirements
In addition, the incumbent must also be: 1) a U.S. Citizen; 2) Available and 
willing to commit to the Contract Performance Period of 24 months; 3) Able 
to attain a USG-issued security clearance at the level of SECRET and 
StateMed medical clearance; 4) Available and willing to work additional 
hours beyond the established 40-hour workweek and outside established 
Monday-Friday workweek, as may be required or necessary; and 5) Willing to 
travel extensively throughout Central Asia to work sites and other offices 
as requested.

F) Selection Criteria: Applicants will be evaluated against the following 
criteria:

Technical Knowledge and Experience: 30 points

Managerial and Leadership Experience: 20 points

Relevant NIS Experience:  20 points

Academic Qualifications: 15 points

Language and Communication Skills: 15 points


Total: 100 points.

9. Applying
Qualified individuals are requested to submit a U.S. Government Application 
for Federal Employment SF-171 including experience, salary history and 
references, no later than COB (6 p.m. Almaty time) January 09, 2004.  
Applications which do not include explicit references, including their 
contact information, will not be considered.   The form is available at the 
USAID website, http://www.info.usaid.gov/procurement_bus_opp/procurement/forms
or Internet http://fillform.gsa.gov, or at Federal offices.  Applications, 
recent supervisor reference and three (3) personal references may be 
submitted by e-mail, fax, DHL or FedEx air courier by the closing date, 
above, to:

Patrick Robinson
Contracting Officer
Personnel Office
USAID/CAR Almaty
41 Kazibek Bi Street
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel: 7 3272 507612 ext. 345
Email: per.Almaty(a)usaid.gov

Email or faxed documentation is preferred as mail delivery may be untimely.  
To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please 
reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject 
line in any cover letter.  Selection will be made by a Mission committee no 
later than January 23, 2004.

USAID/CAR expects to award a personal-services contract for an off-shore or 
resident hire US Citizen for two-year period (with option for extension up 
to five years subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance) 
from on or about February 22, 2004 to on or about  February 21, 2006.  The 
contract will be signed by  February 6, 2004.  On or about February 22, 
2004, the incumbent shall proceed to Tashkent, Uzbekistan to commence 
performance of the duties specified, subject to medical and security 

clearance.  The duty post for this contract is Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

10. Benefits include post differential, housing, and other benefits per 
USAID regulations.  Basic household furnishings will be available in 
quarters to be provided by USAID.


Sean R. Roberts, PhD
Democracy Advisor for Political Process, Media and Human Rights
USAID/Central Asian Region
41 Kazibek Bi St.
Almaty, Kazakhstan 480100
Tel: 7(3272)50-76-12, ext. 317
Tel: 8-333-235-5063 (Cell)

JOB- Technical Advisor, EveryChild, Kyrgyz Republic, January 2004

Posted by: Janet McKeown <janet.mckeown(a)everychild.org.uk>
Posted: 17 Dec 2003


EveryChild: Technical Advisor, Kyrgyz Republic

EveryChild in the Kyrgyz Republic works in partnership with Government
Departments and key Local NGOs to achieve their goal of enhancing
opportunities for every child in the Kyrgyz Republic to achieve their full
potential.  EveryChild's programme focuses on 2 key objectives:
 - To secure the right of every child to grow up and develop in a
family or family-type environment and, to be cared for by their own
communities, by working with the government and civil society (NGOs,
communities and families)
 - To alleviate the impact of poverty on the most marginalised and
vulnerable children, by strengthening family and community abilities to
secure viable livelihoods

EveryChild is now looking to recruit a Technical Advisor to contribute to
development of the programme through provision of advice, assistance and
support, including social work support and training, project development,
mentoring and research.

EveryChild are seeking candidates with at least 5 years work experience in
social development and/or international development, at least 2 year of
which must have been based in the FSU/SEE region and/or the Development
South.  A third-level qualification is essential and any other
qualifications or training which demonstrate a breadth of generic social
work skills.  Also essential is experience of delivering training using
interactive participatory teaching methods. A working knowledge of the UN
CRC is also important.

This post is for 12 months starting in late January 2004.  Terms: $15,500
per annum (more details on package available with further information).

Closing date for applications: Monday, 5th January 2004.

For more information on this post, please contact:

Janet McKeown EveryChild
4 Bath Place, Rivington Street
London  EC2A 3DR
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 207 749 3074.

E-mail: janet.mckeown(a)everychild.org.uk

JOB- Head of Media Unit, Caucasus Media Institute, Yerevan

Posted by: Vicken Cheterian <vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 16 Dec 2003


Position:

Head of Media Unit at the Caucasus Media Institute www.caucasusmedia.org, in 
Yerevan

CMI is a vocational training center for young journalists from the Caucasus 
and the CIS, in a post-graduate setting. Established in 2002, CMI offers 
yearly courses to novice journalists, specialized training modules for 
mid-career reporters, and carries out research projects.

We are looking for a mass media expert with proven project management skills 
and leadership experience to coordinate the media activities of the Caucasus 
Media Institute

Responsibilities:
 - Provide 4 hour weekly classes on genres of journalism, and practical  
   training on post-graduate level;
 - Organize and lead workshops on media topics addressing the training needs  
   of mid-career professionals;
 - Direct and carryout research on the media sector of the three Caucasus  republics.

Qualifications:
 - Five years or more of practice in journalism, as reporter and editor;
 - Experience in running trainings and courses in journalism;
 - Theoretical knowledge of mass media theories, and knowledge of the  realities of 
   post-Soviet media practice;
 - Fluency in Russian and English. Knowledge of South Caucasus languages is  a plus.

Start: March 2004

To apply, send your CV and motivation letter to: vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org

The Caucasus Media Institute is a project funded by the Swiss Agency for 
Development and Cooperation, and implemented by CIMERA, a private Swiss 
non-profit organization.

JOB- Project Director, Central Asia Media Support Project, Dushanbe

Posted by: Vicken Cheterian <vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 16 Dec 2003


Position:

Project Director, Central Asia Media Support Project (CA Media)

CA Media is a regional media development project launched by CIMERA in 1999 
and which is currently in its fourth phase. The project aims to contribute 
to the access to information, and to develop quality reporting, in the three 
Central Asian countries of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

We are looking for a mass media expert with proven project management skills 
and leadership experience to coordinate the different activities of the 
project.

Responsibilities:
 - Implement the media training programmes of the CA Media project;
 - Provide consultancies for newspapers and media associations in Central Asia;
 - Supervise and carry out research on conditions to access to information;
 - Organize round table discussions and conferences;
 - Direct the project staff (six persons) based in Dushanbe and Bishkek;
 - Develop the capacity of CIMERA project teams in Central Asia;
 - Reporting to CIMERA Director of programmes and donors.

Qualifications:
 - Five years or more of experience in project management in an  international environment;
 - Practical experience in journalism, and solid understanding of the  conditions of 
   the media in the post-Soviet space;
 - Fluency in Russian and English.
 - Work experience in Central Asia is a plus.

Start: As soon as possible.

The post is considered for at least 12 months. The candidate will be based 
in Dushanbe and travel regularly to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

To apply, send your CV and motivation letter to: vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org

The CA Media is a project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and 
Cooperation, and implemented by CIMERA, a private Swiss non-profit 
organization.

CIMERA
Rue de l'Athénée 28
P.O. Box 474
1211 Geneva 12
Tel: 41 22 347 52 06
Fax: 41 22 830 18 41
Web: www.cimera.org

JOB- Teaching Positions in Marketing and Finance, IBS Kelajak Ilmi, Tashkent

Posted by: International Business School <intrel(a)ibs.uz>
Posted: 16 Dec 2003


International Business School (IBS) "Kelajak Ilmi" (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) is 
looking for highly qualified professors on Marketing and Finance who could 
teach at IBS during one or two semesters. We invite all volunteer professors 
who have valuable knowledge and work experience to share with our students, 
from whatever part of the world. In case you are from the Central Asian 
region, you will have to be able to deliver lectures in English.

During your stay in Uzbekistan you may live with an Uzbek family or in a 
separate apartment. Salary will be paid in local currency.

Also during your stay in Tashkent the IBS will organize for you special 
tours to historical cities of Uzbekistan, like Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. 
By request of professors, we can organize courses on studying Uzbek language 
and culture for free.

You can find all information on the IBS activities on our web site: 
www.ibs.uz or via e-mail: intrel(a)ibs.uz

If you are interested in teaching at the IBS you can send your resume to: 
intrel(a)ibs.uz

The administration of the IBS "Kelajak Ilmi"

International Business School "Kelajak Ilmi"
49, Uzbekistanskaya st.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tel: (998)71 132 60 25
Fax: (998)71 132 60 27
E-mail: office(a)ibs.uz
Web: www.ibs.uz

JOBS- Asst. Prof/Prof. Positions, KIMEP College of Social Sciences, Almaty

Posted by: Ben Ostrov <bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 16 Dec 2003


[NOTE: This is a corrected announcement, it contains information that was 
not included in the first posting.]

The College of Social Sciences of the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, 
Economics, and Strategic Research hiring for Fall 2004:

Areas: Comparative Politics, History of Civilization, European History, 
Financial Administration & Management, Resource Management, Economics 
(Finance, Applied Econometrics, and other areas),  Journalism, Mass 
Communication, Comparative Law, International Law

Ranks: Assistant Professor to Professor

Ph.D. or equivalent preferred. Priority will be given to applications 
received by January 31 2004.

Please send cv and reference letters to Ben Ostrov, Dean of the College of 
Social Sciences at bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu. If need be, hard copies can 
be sent to Ben Ostrov, KIMEP, 4 Abai Prospect, Almaty 480100, Kazakhstan.

Information on KIMEP can be found at http://www.kimep.kz.

Starting date for these positions is August 15 2004.

JOB- Asst. Prof/Prof. Positions, KIMEP College of Social Sciences, Almaty

Posted by: Ben Ostrov <bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 13 Dec 2003


The College of Social Sciences of the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, 
Economics, and Strategic Research hiring for Fall 2004:

Areas:

Comparative Politics, History of Civilization, European History, Financial 
Administration & Management, Resource Management, Economics (Finance, 
Applied Econometrics, and other areas), Journalism, Mass Communication, 
Comparative Law, International Law

Ranks:

Assistant Professor to Professor

Ph.D. or equivalent preferred. Priority will be given to applications 
received by January 31 2004. Please write to Ben Ostrov, Dean of the College 
of Social Sciences at bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu. Information on KIMEP can 
be found at http://www.kimep.kz. Starting date for these positions is August 
15, 2004.

Ben Ostrov, Ph.D. 
Professor of Public Administration
Dean of the College of Social Sciences
Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research
(KIMEP)
4 Abai Prospect
Almaty 480100
Kazakhstan

Phone: [7](3272)70-42-46
Peoria Voicemail: [1](309)419-4160
Office Fax: [7](3272)70-43-44
NY Fax: [1](631)514-6601
E-mail: bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu
Web: http://homepage.mac.com/bcostrov/

JOBS- Visiting Instructors, Caucasus Research Resource Centers

Posted by: Adama Wilsom <akwilson(a)eurasia.org>
Posted: 13 Dec 2003


The Caucasus Research Resource Centers

Visiting Instructors

Workshops on Economics, Demography and Sociology

The CRRC invites proposals from economists, sociologists and demographers 
interested in serving as visiting instructors in the workshops on Economics, 
Demography and Sociology at the Caucasus Research Resource Centers located 
in Baku, Yerevan and Tbilisi.

During the 2003-2004 academic years, instructors are sought in the following 
subjects:
 - Sociology and Demography 
 - research ethics 
 - survey design and implementation 
 - applied sampling methods 
 - data archiving/coding 
 - content analysis 
 - population studies 
 - public policy analysis
 - Applied Statistics for Sociologists
 - Economics/statistical analysis
 - basic/advanced econometrics 
 - panel data analysis
 - time series analysis
 - transition economics
 - public

Lectures and course materials can be in Russian or in English. Instructors 
are sought for workshops varying from one to four weeks in length, depending 
on the requirements of the subject matter. Honoraria for instructions will 
be provided, along with basic travel and accommodation to and from teaching 
locations. Inquires and applications should be sent to the address below. To 
apply, please submit a one-page proposal and a brief CV. Proposals should 
state the field(s) in which the applicant would like to offer courses; 
describe the level, scope and possible texts, and indicate the time frame  
in which the applicant would be available.

Information about the program can be found at: 
http://www.eurasia.org/programs/crrc_intro.html

Please send your application to the following address (electronic submission 
preferred):

Reference CRRC visiting instructors position in subject line

E-mail: resumes(a)eurasia.org

Fax: (202) 234-7377

No phone calls, please

Adama Wilson
Human Resources Assistant
The Eurasia Foundation
akwilson(a)eurasia.org

JOB- Research Assistant, Silk Road Studies Program, Uppsala, Sweden

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 2004


Employment opportunities at the Program for Silk Road Studies, Uppsala 
University

Research Assistant

Duties:

The job consists of basic research and analysis as well as collection of 
data in the framework of the research project on Drugs in Eurasia, led by 
Dr. Svante Cornell and Dr. Niklas Swanström.
 - Collection of information and data regarding the smuggling of narcotics  
   and state policies toward it in southwestern and to some extent south Asia.  
   Compilation this information into an electronic database. 
 - Composition of, as well as contribution to the writing of research  reports, 
   policy briefs, as well as other comparable research products  related to the
   narcotics situation in the region. 
 - Assisting the main researchers in their research. Specific focus of the  
   position will be on Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan and to some extent  
   South Asia. 
 - Prepare seminars and conferences organized by the program.

Qualifications: Masters degree in international relations, political 
science, or comparable social science degree. Alternatively, a Bachelor's 
degree with relevant work experience is acceptable.
 - Fluency or very good knowledge in spoken and written English is necessary  
   for the position. 
 - Knowledge of Farsi, Dari, Pashto, and/or Urdu is desired and will be  given 
   priority among applicants. 
 - Knowledge of Swedish is an advantage. 
 - Very good capacity to adapt to new work tasks. 
 - Capacity to cooperate and work in group, as well as to share knowledge  
   with colleagues. 
 - Initiative, independent work, and "thinking outside the box" is desirable. 
 - Ability to acquire as well as entertain external contacts. 
 - Ability to work intensively for short periods of time.

The Program for Contemporary Silk Road Studies has the ambition to promote 
gender equality, and women are therefore encouraged to apply for this 
position. Salary is fixed according to the qualifications of the successful 
applicant.

For further information, please contact Mr. Mikael Weissmann, Program 
Coordinator, Tel. +46 18 471 2217, or mweissmann(a)silkroadstudies.org.

Application in writing to be submitted as soon as possible, preferrably 
before December 20th, per e-mail to the above address; by fax to +46 18 
695102; or by mail to:

Mikael Weissmann
The Program for Contemporary Silk Road Studies
Uppsala University
Box 514, SE-75120 Uppsala, Sweden

JOB- Asst. Professor, International Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University

Posted by: Lynn Nelson <ldnelson(a)vcu.edu>
Posted: 17 Nov 2003


Assistant Professor Position in International Studies

Virginia Commonwealth University's College of Humanities and Sciences 
invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor 
of International Studies appointed to the newly formed School of World 
Studies beginning in the fall 2004.

VCU World Studies is a vibrant community of faculty, students and practicing 
scholars from distinct disciplines working together both inside the 
classroom and beyond.  Our interdisciplinary structure allows us to address 
some of the most crucial topics of the new century, such as the impact of 
globalization on society and the environment, and how language, culture, art 
and religion shape the way that individuals find a place in their rapidly 
changing world.
The College of Humanities and Sciences is comprised of 3 Schools, 10 
Departments and 5 academic Programs.  VCU is a Carnegie 
Doctoral/research-extensive University enrolling over 26,000 students on an 
urban campus in the state capital and providing many opportunities for 
research and service.

The position requires a PhD in International Studies or related field at 
time of appointment, excellent oral/written communication skills, near 
native ability in a second language besides English, the ability to relate 
to a diverse university population, strong teaching and research interests 
in the broad interdisciplinary area of international studies with particular 
emphases from among such specialties as national and cultural identity 
formation, social and political implications of globalization, and 
transformations of borders and borderlands.  Record of teaching introductory 
and upper level courses in Anthropology and International Studies, and 
expertise in two world regions (other than Latin America and Africa) 
preferred.  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in 
program development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has 
demonstrated success in seeking external research funding. Potential for 
developing experiential learning programs, such as internships, service 
learning and/or study abroad and outreach to the community is highly 
desirable. This is a full time (9 mo.) position.

Applicants should send letter of application, CV, and 3 references to Prof. 
Lynn Nelson, Chair, International Studies Search Committee, VCU World 
Studies, VCU Box 842021, Richmond, VA 23284-2021.  Review begins 
immediately.  Deadline for receipt of application is November 30, 2003.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 
Employer.  Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to 
apply.

JOB- American Center for Mongolian Studies Office Director, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Posted by: Charles Krusekopf <ckrusekopf(a)austincollege.edu>
Posted: 13 Nov 2003


Position:

American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) Ulaanbaatar Office Director

Job Description:

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is a consortium of academic 
institutions and individuals promoting academic research in and exchange 
with Inner Asia.  The ACMS recently received funding from the U.S. 
Department of Education to open an office and library in Ulaanbaatar, 
Mongolia. The Director of the ACMS Ulaanbaatar Office and Library will be 
responsible for assisting in the establishment of the office, hiring of 
staff and directing the continuing operations of the center.  He/she will 
work directly with the US Director of the ACMS and report to the ACMS Board 
of Directors. The position will begin March 1,2004.

Qualifications:

A post-graduate degree (Master's or Ph.D.) from a western institution, and 
knowledge of the field of Mongolian Studies and the key institutions and 
individuals working in this field are required.  Experience in Mongolia and 
the ability to work collaboratively with counterparts in Mongolian academic 
and government offices is necessary.  The ability to communicate effectively 
in English is required, and Mongolian language skills are expected.  The 
individual holding this position must have an entrepreneurial spirit to 
develop the programs of the organization, possess strong organizational 
skills and have the ability to plan, develop and carryout multiple tasks. 
Experience managing an office, writing and overseeing grant applications, 
conducting field research in Inner Asia, writing reports and newsletters, 
organizing conferences and academic seminars, and working with academic 
organizations are assets. The ACMS encourages applications from women and 
members of minority groups. The ACMS does not discriminate in hiring on the 
basis of gender, race, national origin, color, disability or age.

Type and Term of Appointment:

This initial appointment will be for 6 months starting March 1, 2004, with a 
one-year renewal possible beginning September 2004.  The position will pay a 
monthly stipend, plus a housing allowance and round trip airfare. It is 
designed to allow the holder to conduct academic research part-time during 
the appointment.  The director must remain in residence in Mongolia during 
the appointment. The position would be appropriate for an academic at the 
dissertation, post-doctoral or sabbatical stage.

Applicants should submit not later than December 15, 2003:

1) a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae;
2) a cover letter summarizing the motivation and qualification for the  position;
3) a list of references with contact information.

Short-listed candidates will be notified, and additional information such as 
letters of recommendation will be requested at that time.

Please submit the application packet or questions to:

Charles Krusekopf
US Director
American Center for Mongolian Studies
900 N. Grand Ave Suite 61596
Sherman, TX 75090
USA
Tel: (903) 813-2279  Fax: (903) 813-2477
E-mail: ckrusekopf(a)mongoliacenter.org

The American Center for Mongolian Studies was founded in 2002 to promote 
academic research and scholarly exchange in Inner Asia. The ACMS does not 
discriminate in hiring on the basis of gender, race, national origin, color, 
disability or age. Membership is open to all. Through the support of the US 
Department of Education, the ACMS plans to open a permanent office and 
library in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in Spring 2004 to offer services to 
visiting scholars and students and the local academic community. More 
information on the ACMS, including a membership form, is available at: 
http://www.mongoliacenter.org.

JOB- Asst. Professor, Turkish Studies, University of Arizona

Posted by: Beth Marlatt <marlatte(a)email.arizona.edu>
Posted: 5 Nov 2003


University of Arizona, Assistant Professor, Turkish Studies, Reference #26962

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona invites 
applications for a tenure-track position in Turkish Studies at the Assistant 
Professor level, to begin in the fall 2004 contingent upon availability of 
funding.

A PhD upon date of hire is required, as is a demonstrated potential for 
excellence in research and teaching, but the area of specialization is open.

The Department wishes to hire a junior faculty member to teach advanced 
Turkish language and courses about contemporary Turkish culture, literature 
and society. These courses would complement existing courses in Ottoman 
History, Turkish language and linguistics and expand departmental offerings. 
The successful candidate will teach third-year Turkish, courses in his or 
her field (or interdisciplinary courses) at the graduate and undergraduate 
levels, and participate in general education/social science or humanities 
courses as needed.

We encourage early submission of materials to arrange interviews at the MESA 
meeting in Anchorage.

Review of application materials will begin December 5, 2003 and continue 
until the position is filled.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample (chapter 
from a dissertation or book, an article, or a conference paper), and the 
names of three references to:

Chair, Turkish Studies Search Committee
Department of Near Eastern Studies
PO Box 210080
University of Arizona
Tucson AZ  85721-0080.
Ph: 520-621-8012
Fax: 520-621-2333

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer -M/W/D/V

JOB- Eurasia Policy Studies Program Director, National Bureau of Asian Research, Seattle

Posted by: Justin Odum <jodum(a)nbr.org>
Posted: 30 Oct 2003


Full Time Position Available Immediately

Eurasia Policy Studies Director

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking a Eurasia Policy 
Studies Program Director. The position is available immediately; the salary 
is commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications.

The Program Director is responsible for managing and developing research and 
related projects in the field of contemporary, policy-relevant studies on 
Eurasia, and is a key member of NBR's leadership team. The Program Director 
will work with the NBR President, Vice President for Development, Board of 
Advisors, outside senior advisors, and prospective project directors and 
funders to develop and fund new research projects; will manage a support 
staff at NBR and coordinate with project directors; will develop and oversee 
research project budgets with the assistance of the NBR Comptroller, and 
will work with strategic partner organizations.

Qualifications for the position include:
 * PhD or MA with significant experience in a field of contemporary Russian,  
   East European, and Central Asian studies and/or security studies, with a  
   Eurasian specialization. 
 * Relevant policy experience in the executive branch, Congress, or research  
   institution and in one or more areas such as foreign economic or defense  
   policy, or country-specific policy. Relevant experience in the private  sector 
   will also be considered. 
 * Knowledge of Russian, Uzbek, or other Turkic languages is expected, as  are 
   extraordinary integrity, an entrepreneurial spirit, felicitous capacity  to 
   work with everyone, and potential fulfillment living in the Pacific  Northwest.

Applicants for the position should submit the following to NBR: a letter of 
interest, a curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, and the names and 
contact information of three references. Review of applicant files will 
commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please 
send applications by mail, fax, or email to:

Ms. Kailani Chin-Hidano
The National Bureau of Asian Research
4518 University Way NE, Suite 300
Seattle, Washington 98105
Fax: (206) 632-7487
Email: nbr(a)nbr.org

About Eurasia Policy Studies Program

The Eurasia Policy Studies Program includes research and analysis efforts, 
database development, book publications, publications in the NBR Analysis 
journal, and hosting conferences on critical security issues. Research 
initiatives build a comprehensive and data-rich picture of the political, 
economic, social, and security issues that are defining the landscape of the 
former Soviet empire. Current programs include: assessments of Russia's 
democratic transformation, the prospects for Russia's accession to the World 
Trade Organization, Russia as an oil and gas supplier to Asia, and a program 
to characterize Central Asia in the 21st Century, which examines political, 
economic, and education trends in Central Asia and Azerbaijan. For more 
information on NBR, please visit our website at www.nbr.org.

About NBR

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 
institution that conducts advanced research on policy issues in the Asia 
Pacific. NBR sponsors studies and projects that examine the economic, 
political, and strategic questions affecting U.S. relations with China, 
Japan, Russia, and other areas of Asia. NBR draws upon a global network of 
premier specialists to develop and carry out its research agenda. Through 
its advisory board, programs, and publications, NBR links its researchers to 
the policymaking community in the United States. NBR also cooperates with 
leading research centers in Asia, Europe, and Canada. The institution was 
founded in 1989 with a major grant from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without 
regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

JOB- Environmental Officer, OSCE Tajikistan (US Citizens)

Posted by: Leslie Smith <lsmith(a)paegroup.com>
Posted: 28 Oct 2003


PAE Government Services, Inc., is seeking applications from qualified US
Citizens for an Environment Officer position in Tajikistan for the OSCE.
Details about and requirements for the opening can be found at:

http://www.osce.org/employment/generate.php3?vn_id=1348.

To apply, fill out an online application at www.pae-react.com. In the
Vacancy Number slot, enter: "VNDUSHANBE00028" without the quotation marks.

Deadline for Applications is October 31st, 2003.

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

JOB- Asst. Professorship, Religious Studies Program, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)wisc.edu>
Posted: 27 Oct 2003


University of Wisconsin, Madison, The Religious Studies Program, seeks a 
scholar of Islam and society since 1750 with competence in North Africa, the 
Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia and/or Southeast Asia, beginning 8/23/04.

Expertise in a relevant social scientific discipline and/or history 
required. Assistant Professor rank, PhD required prior to start of 
appointment. Teaching experience preferred. Applicants should demonstrate 
pertinent language expertise plus concern with interregional themes such as: 
transnational religion, religious globalization, Islam and the state, Islam 
and modernization, Islam and women, and Islam as a proselytizing faith.  The 
successful candidate should be well-versed in appropriate 
theoretical/methodological approaches.

Tenure home will reside in one of the participating department, but he 
candidate will teach cross-listed courses in Religious Studies and 
participate actively in the Religious Studies Program. Salary competitive.

Send application letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, one course
syllabus and writing sample (minimum length: article or dissertation/book
chapter) to:

Charles L. Cohen, Director, Religious Studies Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison,
1A Ingraham Hall, 115 5 Observatory Dr.
Madison WI 53706-1397.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding 
applicants must be released upon request.  Finalists cannot be guaranteed 
confidentiality.

EOE/AA. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: December 15, 2003.

See also: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_045997.html

Uli Schamiloglu
Chair, Central Asian Studies Program
Professor of Turkic & Central Eurasian Studies
Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
1254 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI  53706 USA
tel. 1-608-262-7141 (office), 1-608-262-3012 (department)
fax: 1-608-265-3538
Email: uschamil(a)wisc.edu
LCA website: lca.wisc.edu

JOB- Environmental Officer, OSCE Tajikistan (US Citizens)

Posted by: Leslie Smith <lsmith(a)paegroup.com>
Posted: 27 Oct 2003


PAE Government Services, Inc., is seeking applications from qualified US
Citizens for an Environment Officer position in Tajikistan for the OSCE.
Details about and requirements for the opening can be found at:

http://www.osce.org/employment/generate.php3?vn_id=1348.

To apply, fill out an online application at www.pae-react.com. In the
Vacancy Number slot, enter: "VNDUSHANBE00028" without the quotation marks.

Deadline for Applications is October 31st, 2003.

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

JOB- Asst. Professor, Comparative/International Politics, Michigan State Univ.

Posted by: Brian Silver <bsilver(a)pilot.msu.edu>
Posted: 30 Sep 2003


The Department of Political Science of Michigan State University seeks 
candidates for a 9-month academic year tenure track position at the rank of 
Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2004.

Candidates should have a strong theoretically-guided commitment to research 
and teaching related to the comparative or international politics of 
Central, South, or Southeast Asia. The department has a preference for a 
specialist in Islamic Asia but will consider candidates with a focus on 
other sub-regions of Asia well.

The closing date for applications is October 1, 2003, though later 
applications may be accepted if the search remains open.

Please send curriculum vitae, samples of written work, evidence of teaching 
ability, and at least three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Richard C. Hula, Chair
Department of Political Science
303 S. Kedzie Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1032

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB- Senior Representative, ACTR/ACCELS, Tajikistan

Posted by: Elena Spensley <espensley(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 18 Sep 2003


The American Councils for Interational Education: ACTR/ACCELS has the 
following job opening:

Senior Representative, Tajikistan

For information on how to apply and the detailed position description, 
please visit the employment section of our website at www.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 16 countries.

JOB- Consultant, Center for Economic Research, Tashkent, Deadline Sept. 20

Posted by: Center for Economic Research <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 15 Sep 2003


Center for Economic Research
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Center On Economic And Social Studies (CESS) UZB/97/008
Knowledge Based Economy Research Component

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Type of Assignment: Consultancy on preparation of a report on knowledge 
economy development in Uzbekistan

Timeframe of the Mission: The assignment will require three visits to 
Uzbekistan for five days each during October-December, 2003

Duty Station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Expected date of entry on duty: 1 October 2003

Application submission deadline: 20 September 2003

Background

As the importance of knowledge in the information society increases several 
countries are developing knowledge economy strategies that enable to utilize 
new technologies and innovations. Since innovations and introduction of new 
technologies, which fuel new job creation and stimulate economic growth, is 
quickly becoming the key factor in global competitiveness

In this context, there is a lack of national strategy for building and 
sustaining a knowledge-based economy in Uzbekistan. Taking into 
consideration, starting from August 2003 the CER has launched a research 
component on knowledge based economy development in Uzbekistan. The main 
outcome of the research is a research paper, which includes both results of 
analytical analysis and a set of policy recommendations to the Government of 
Uzbekistan. It is expected that the result of the research will assist to 
the Government to identify policy patterns, targets, approaches and 
instruments for the support of the transition to the knowledge economy and 
information society.

The main purpose of the research is to conduct an insightful and intuitive 
analysis on prospective of a knowledge-based economy development in 
Uzbekistan. As a final product of the project it is suggested to publish a 
concept of the master plan, which consists of the results of research and 
related policy recommendations.

Main tasks of the Consultant

The Consultant will be responsible for:
 * Providing an overview of knowledge-based economy concept and content,  
   including both theoretical framework and existing experiences in the filed  
   from development economics perspective; 
 * Writing and assisting in development and designing of the master plan's  
   content and policy recommendations on knowledge economy strategies; 
 * Contribute to drafting and editing the report, through rewriting and  editorial 
   support; 
 * Designing and conducting, if required, a short training workshop on a  knowledge 
   based economy concept for local research team during his visit to  Uzbekistan; 
 * Participation in a workshop/presentation with relevant decision makers to  
   disseminate the findings and discuss legal issues.

Timetable and plan of activities of the Consultant

The position runs from September through December 2003 and includes three 
5-day visits to Tashkent.  For more information, please contact the Center 
for Economic Research.

Qualifications
 * Strong academic background, particularly in the areas of applied economic  analysis; 
 * The ability to explain economics methods, analyses and results  effectively to 
   non-specialist policy makers; 
 * Prior experience of transition economies, especially the Central Asian  countries 
   is advantageous; 
 * Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English; 
 * Work experience in a research institution, or business consulting  institution is desirable; 
 * Above average of interpersonal, social and communication skills; 
 * Computer proficiency and spreadsheet and data analysis skills; 
 * An ability and willingness to work quickly against tight deadlines; 
 * Strong research and publication record.

Contact address:

Interested candidates should send their latest Curriculum Vitae by 
[September 20, 2003] to:

Mr. Ulugbek Olimov, KBE Component Coordinator
E-mail: Ulugbek.Olimov(a)cer.uz
cc: Nodirbek.Ibragimov(a)cer.uz; Timur.Minibaev(a)cer.uz
Phone: (998 712) 67-06-05; 67-93-09; 67-93-13; 67-05-26
Fax: (998 712) 67-05-64

JOB- Consultant, Center for Economic Research, Tashkent, Deadline Sept. 20

Posted by: Center for Economic Research <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 15 Sep 2003


Center for Economic Research
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Center On Economic And Social Studies (CESS) UZB/97/008
Knowledge Based Economy Research Component

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Type of Assignment: Consultancy on preparation of a report on knowledge 
economy development in Uzbekistan

Timeframe of the Mission: The assignment will require three visits to 
Uzbekistan for five days each during October-December, 2003

Duty Station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Expected date of entry on duty: 1 October 2003

Application submission deadline: 20 September 2003

Background

As the importance of knowledge in the information society increases several 
countries are developing knowledge economy strategies that enable to utilize 
new technologies and innovations. Since innovations and introduction of new 
technologies, which fuel new job creation and stimulate economic growth, is 
quickly becoming the key factor in global competitiveness

In this context, there is a lack of national strategy for building and 
sustaining a knowledge-based economy in Uzbekistan. Taking into 
consideration, starting from August 2003 the CER has launched a research 
component on knowledge based economy development in Uzbekistan. The main 
outcome of the research is a research paper, which includes both results of 
analytical analysis and a set of policy recommendations to the Government of 
Uzbekistan. It is expected that the result of the research will assist to 
the Government to identify policy patterns, targets, approaches and 
instruments for the support of the transition to the knowledge economy and 
information society.

The main purpose of the research is to conduct an insightful and intuitive 
analysis on prospective of a knowledge-based economy development in 
Uzbekistan. As a final product of the project it is suggested to publish a 
concept of the master plan, which consists of the results of research and 
related policy recommendations.

Main tasks of the Consultant

The Consultant will be responsible for:
 * Providing an overview of knowledge-based economy concept and content,  
   including both theoretical framework and existing experiences in the filed  
   from development economics perspective; 
 * Writing and assisting in development and designing of the master plan's  
   content and policy recommendations on knowledge economy strategies; 
 * Contribute to drafting and editing the report, through rewriting and  editorial 
   support; 
 * Designing and conducting, if required, a short training workshop on a  knowledge 
   based economy concept for local research team during his visit to  Uzbekistan; 
 * Participation in a workshop/presentation with relevant decision makers to 
   disseminate the findings and discuss legal issues.

Timetable and plan of activities of the Consultant

The position runs from September through December 2003 and includes three 
5-day visits to Tashkent.  For more information, please contact the Center 
for Economic Research.

Qualifications
 * Strong academic background, particularly in the areas of applied economic  analysis; 
 * The ability to explain economics methods, analyses and results  effectively to 
   non-specialist policy makers; 
 * Prior experience of transition economies, especially the Central Asian  countries is advantageous; 
 * Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English; 
 * Work experience in a research institution, or business consulting  institution is desirable; 
 * Above average of interpersonal, social and communication skills; 
 * Computer proficiency and spreadsheet and data analysis skills; 
 * An ability and willingness to work quickly against tight deadlines; 
 * Strong research and publication record.

Contact address:

Interested candidates should send their latest Curriculum Vitae by 
[September 20, 2003] to:

Mr. Ulugbek Olimov, KBE Component Coordinator
E-mail: Ulugbek.Olimov(a)cer.uz
cc: Nodirbek.Ibragimov(a)cer.uz; Timur.Minibaev(a)cer.uz
Phone: (998 712) 67-06-05; 67-93-09; 67-93-13; 67-05-26
Fax: (998 712) 67-05-64

JOB- Mercy Corps Country Director for Mongolia

Posted by: Jill Solomon <jillsolomo(a)aol.com>
Posted: 1 Aug 2003


Title: Country Director, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Client: Mercy Corps (http://www.mercycorps.org)
Location of Assignment: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
GRS ID#:  417

Purpose: The Country Director (CD) is the top management position for Mercy 
Corps in Mongolia, responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of 
the current Gobi Regional Economic Growth Initiative (Gobi Initiative) and 
other complementary projects, as well as planning for a follow-on Gobi II 
program and related new program initiatives.

Essential Functions:
 * Provide leadership in project management and administration through  maximizing 
   program impact and use of both financial and human resources,  while remaining 
   flexible in a continually changing environment. 
 * Ensure the effective planning, development, review, presentation and  
   implementation of Gobi Initiative Strategy and Annual Plans through setting  
   objectives, establishing success indicators, documenting activities and  program 
   achievements/outcomes and evaluating and reporting on results. 
 * Maximize the productivity and effectiveness of Gobi Initiative staff by  promoting
   and enhancing project team work, identifying and pursuing staff  development 
   opportunities and delegating program management responsibility  and authority. 
 * Provide leadership in generating program and administrative resources in  the field 
   to supplement or complement the Gobi Initiative, especially from  host country government 
   agencies, bilateral agencies (such as EU/TACIS) and  multilateral agencies (such as UN), 
   as well as from private foundations and  other available institutional sources. 
 * Lead strategic planning process for Phase II operations and develop  programmatic and 
   funding opportunities for continuance of the program. 
 * Travel on a regular basis throughout the area of operations, to observe  programming and 
   to interact with staff. 
 * Maintain internal contacts with Mercy Corps corporate officers and staff  as well as partner 
   agencies, and external contacts with Mongolian-based  relief and development organizations, 
   Mongolian government officials,  international NGOs, USAID/US Embassy officials, other 
   government officials,  funding agency officials, vendors, media and general public. 
 * Manage international and national program staff, and conduct training,  evaluations, 
   promotions, discipline and termination, in accordance with the  Mercy Corps Policy and 
   Procedures Manual. 
 * Oversee the establishment of systems to monitor and evaluate program  activities and impact 
   and ensure that projects are managed according to  project agreements and timelines. 
 * In cooperation with the finance staff, develop the overall program  budget, manage it within 
   approved spending levels, and establish an annual  cash flow plan broken down by month to ensure 
   a steady and adequate supply  of funds for program activity. 
 * Ensure that program funds are spent in accordance with donor rules and  regulations and that 
   financial reports are complete, timely and accurate. 
 * Ensure appropriate oversight of Mercy Corps bank accounts and all banking  transactions.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position will supervise expatriate and national program staff, and 
provide support to Gobi Initiative partners and XacBank.

Education, Qualifications and Work Experience: This position requires a MA/S 
or equivalent in Social Science, Business or other relevant field. Minimum 
of 10 years field experience with five years of senior level experience 
managing complex USG-funded project(s) and three years experience with rural 
business development project(s). 
 * Proven ability to manage a large, diverse staff and to develop, nurture  and promote 
   project teams and teamwork. 
 * Commitment to the principles of participatory team management and  participatory, 
   community-oriented development. 
 * Ability to work comfortably in the Mongolian cultural and natural  environment. 
 * Proven negotiation, representation and presentation skills and ability to  be diplomatic
   and discrete in handling Mercy Corps programs and affairs.

Success Factors:

The successful Country Director will be able to develop a strong team 
environment and grow the Mongolian program, while conducting him/herself 
both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to 
Mercy Corps. S/he will have strong leadership, management and team-building 
skills and will be recognized by the external community as a leader among 
peer agencies. The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong 
commitment to teamwork and accountability, and make effective communication 
a priority in all situations.

To apply, please contact the Mercy Corps retained recruiter for this position:

Patrick Shields
Global Recruitment Specialists
501 Westport Avenue, Suite 285, Norwalk, CT 06851
Telefax: 203-899-0499
E-mail: Shields(a)globalrecruitment.net
Web: http://www.globalrecruitment.net

JOB- Legal Consultant, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, Tajikistan

Posted by: Muatar Khaidarova <icnl(a)counterpart-tj.org>
Posted: 30 Jul 2003


The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) in Tajikistan
(Dushanbe) seeks a full-time legal consultant to recruit, manage and
supervise its network of affiliated legal consultants.

The ideal candidate from Tajik citizens should have:

1) a legal degree with 4 years of legal experience
2) excellent oral and written English, Tajik and Russian.

The deadline for application is August 11, 2003.

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV either by email to 
icnl(a)counterpart-tj.org

or by fax to (992-372)213357

or by regular mail to Dushanbe, 16, Sh. Khusein-zade Str., apart. # 1.

See also: www.icnl.org/car

JOB- Chief of Party/Program Director, IREX, Tashkent

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 29 Jul 2003


TITLE: Chief of Party/Program Director

REPORTS TO: Director, Partnerships and Training Division-Washington, DC

POSITION LOCATION: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Position open to US citizens and 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. For more information on IREX, please visit 
<www.irex.org>.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

IREX seeks US citizen applicants for the position of Chief of Party 
(COP)/Program Director. His/her services will be solicited on a full-time 
basis to manage the USAID-funded Civil Society Support Initiative in 
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The three-year program will provide technical 
assistance to strengthen and enhance the sustainability of indigenous civic 
organizations in the two countries as well as to improve the legal 
environment for civil society. The project will continue USAID's core 
program of supporting and establishing a regional network of intermediary 
support organizations called Civil Society Support Centers (CSSCs) in 
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. Through 
institutional grants and a training program, the project will enable the 
CSSCs to: host a resource center for civil society actors; play a lead role 
in managing an NGO training program in their community; liaise with the 
international donor community; and manage a small grants program.

The COP/Program Director will direct and oversee all work performed under a 
Cooperative Agreement with USAID. The position will be based in Uzbekistan, 
but will involve significant travel to Tajikistan and some travel to other 
Central Asian countries to work with CSSCs.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
 * Manage of the Civil Society Support Initiative program in Uzbekistan and 
   Tajikistan including overall supervision of local staff, managing office 
   operations, and providing monthly fiscal and program reports for program activities; 
 * Manage and monitor all program components - training, technical assistance, grant-giving; 
 * Conduct program outreach and recruitment; * Approve and submit to USAID all proposed 
   workplans, staffing plans, and budgets; 
 * Oversee the quality, cost, and timeliness of performance of all work performed under this 
   Cooperative Agreement; and 
 * Collaborate with the implementing organization for the CSSI program in Kazakhstan, 
   Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan to share program results and coordinate efforts.

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 within Central Asia. Other specific qualifications
should include at a minimum:
 * Significant professional experience managing NGO and/or civil society-strengthening 
   projects in developing countries; 
 * Ability to manage multiple activities dealing with complex issues related to NGO 
   management and civil society development simultaneously; 
 * Strong experience designing and implementing NGO training programs and program evaluation; 
 * A minimum of three years experience working with USG funding agencies in a management 
   capacity (USAID experience strongly preferred); 
 * A master's degree in a relevant discipline; 
 * Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to negotiate with 
   local and foreign experts, managers and government officials to ensure the successful 
   completion of project activities; 
 * General familiarity with political, economic, and social issues in Central Asia; and 
 * Knowledge of computers and relevant software (MS Office, Excel, etc.).

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Email: resumes(a)irex.org (please include PTD/CSSI/COP/PD/SV/21-03 in the
subject line)

Fax: (202) 628-8189

No phone calls please.

EOE

JOB- Chief of Party, Judicial Reform Project, Tashkent

Posted by: Malcolm Russell-Einhorn <russell-einhorn(a)iris.econ.umd.edu>
Posted: 29 Jul 2003


Long Term (2-year) position of Chief of Party on a Central Asian Judicial 
Reform Project starting in fall 2003.  Project is based in Tashkent 
Uzbekistan and involves incremental judicial reform efforts in both 
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, although most activities will be focused in 
Uzbekistan.  Emphasis is on strengthening of judicial training, both in 
Tashkent and Almaty, Kazakhstan, and in several regional courts in the two 
countries.  Principal counterparts are the Juridical Training Institute in 
Tashkent and the Judicial Training Center in Almaty.  A second emphasis of 
the project is on improving the dissemination of legal information generally 
among the courts and to the public, and increasing discussion and 
problem-solving among judges and practicing attorneys.  There is also the 
possibility during the second year of the project to introduce modest court 
management and public service improvements in a limited number of regional 
and district courts.  Planned survey and focus group work is intended to 
help identify training needs and gaps and provide useful benchmarking and 
monitoring of the project.

Qualifications:
 * Lawyer with at least five years' experience in Rule of Law or other legal  
   reform work in Eastern Europe or Eurasia, preferably with courts. 
 * Prior project management experience a plus. 
 * Conversational Russian helpful.

Responses can be relayed to this address:

E-mail: mazilu(a)iris.econ.umd.edu

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume as an attachment.

JOB- Uyghur Broadcaster for Radio Free Asia

Posted by: Cindy Kim <kimc(a)rfa.org>
Posted: 21 Jul 2003


BROADCASTER

Radio Free Asia, an International radio service, is seeking a journalist
with background and experience in East Asia.  Position is available in
Washington, DC.

Required Skills: Bachelor's Degree in Journalism/broadcasting or related
field; ability to speak and write Uyghur and English.  Journalistic and
radio background is plus.

For full consideration please reply by August 31, 2003.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter & resume:
By mail to: P. O. Box 57023, Washington, DC 20036
By fax to: 202-530-7797
By e-mail to: jobs(a)rfa.org

RFA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

JOB- Asst. Director, Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region, Indiana Univ.

Posted by: Dustin Trowbridge <dutrowbr(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 21 Jul 2003


Rank: PA-11
Position #: 000-23-897

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region, Indiana University

The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) invites 
applications for the position of Assistant Director.  CeLCAR is a Title VI 
national language resource center.  The Assistant Director will be 
responsible for helping to direct the day-to-day management of the center 
and its staff of approximately 10 people.  As the Center's fiscal officer, 
the Assistant Director will exercise oversight responsibilities for all 
accounts and grants of CeLCAR as well as those of the Inner Asian and Uralic 
National Resource Center (IAUNRC).  The primary duties of the position 
include: planning and coordinating the work schedules of CeLCAR personnel, 
implementing appropriate procedures for the timely production of materials; 
consulting with other Indiana University units and external agencies on 
various aspects of its projects; preparing grant performance reports as 
required by funding sponsors; as fiscal officer, monitoring budgets, 
tracking income and expenses, and processing all transactions on all 
accounts including payroll and purchase requisitions; and generally 
assisting the Director in promoting and coordinating the projects and 
activities that fulfill the Center's academic mission.

Qualifications:
 * Demonstrable skills and/or experience in both administrative and  
   financial management 
 * an advanced degree, preferably with a background in international area  
   studies or higher education administration 
 * excellent written and oral communication skills 
 * ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a multicultural  
   work environment and to complete tasks efficiently 
 * at least intermediate computing ability using a desktop computer,  
   including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based applications

Highly desirable:

Grant-writing experience and experience in electronic financial, payroll, 
and purchasing systems

Position start date to begin on September 1, 2003.

Candidates should send a letter of application with curriculum vitae
electronically to:

Indiana University Human Resources www.indiana.edu/~hrm/employment

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the 
position is filled.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

JOB- Researcher on Uzbekistan, Human Rights Watch, Tashkent

Posted by: Emily Letts <lettse(a)hrw.org>
Posted: 17 Jul 2003


RESEARCHER ON UZBEKISTAN
Europe & Central Division (based in Tashkent)

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

DESCRIPTION:

The researcher will investigate human rights developments in Uzbekistan, in 
order to publicize and curtail human rights abuses, through writing and 
advocacy.  Responsibilities will include taking testimony on human rights 
violations; writing reports, newsletters, and press statements on human 
rights concerns; bringing human rights violations to the attention of the 
governments of Uzbekistan, the United States, E.U. and OSCE member states, 
and international organizations; working with local groups and activists; 
expanding contacts with government officials and human rights groups in 
Uzbekistan and in other Central Asian states and Russia, the media, and 
international organizations based in the region, such as the OSCE, the 
United Nations, and international financial institutions; developing 
strategies together with Human Rights Watch's New York, Washington, Moscow, 
and Brussels offices for putting pressure on Uzbekistan to curb abuses.  The 
position is available in October 2003, subject to funding.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and 
generous employer-paid benefits.  HRW will pay reasonable relocation 
expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary U.S. work 
authorization; non-US citizens are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH AUGUST 15, 2003.

Application materials, which should include a letter, resume, references, 
and an unedited writing sample, should be emailed to eca(a)hrw.org. As an 
alternative, applications may be mailed to:

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

No calls, please.

Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB- USAID Democracy and Media Specialist, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Sean Roberts <sroberts(a)usaid.gov>
Posted: 17 Jul 2003


1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: 34/2003
2. ISSUANCE DATE: 07/15/2003
3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:  07/29/2003 (6 p.m. Almaty time).
4. POSITION TITLE: Democracy Specialist
5. MARKET VALUE: $61,251 - $79,629 per annum (GS-13 equivalent. with 25% Post Differential)
6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two years (renewable).
7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: USAID/CENTRAL ASIA, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
8. JOB DESCRIPTION:

A. BACKGROUND

Central Asia borders Russia, China, Iran and Afghanistan.  Due to its 
location amidst these neighbors and its substantial oil and gas reserves, 
Central Asia is a region of considerable geopolitical and strategic interest 
to the United States.   With a total population of 55 million and dozens of 
ethnic groups, the five new nations of the region are emerging from 
isolation and almost two centuries of Russian domination.  A recent civil 
war, threats of religious extremism, ethnic rivalries, authoritarian 
governments, and lack of viable institutions make Central Asia a particular 
challenge for USAID.  The region is considered a Foreign Service hardship 
post -- 25% post differential for Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

USAID's Regional Mission for Central Asia (USAID/CAR) is responsible, in 
close consultation with the five U.S. Ambassadors in the region, for the 
design and management of USAID assistance programs in five republics.  The 
central office is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan with offices in Tashkent, 
Uzbekistan; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Osh, Kyrgyzstan; Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; 
and Dushanbe, Tajikistan.  USAID/CAR is one of the Agency's largest Missions 
responsible for approximately $90 million of assistance annually, with 
activities totaling $400 million in the areas of energy and environment, 
economics and finance, democracy and media, and health and humanitarian 
assistance.  Mission works in partnership with over 70 grantee and 
contractor teams.

The office in Bishkek, led by the Country Representative, includes a team of 
three USPSCs and 12 local national technical and administrative support 
staff that will manage a program with a budget of approximately $42.5 
million in FY 2003.  They oversee, with technical guidance from the USAID 
Regional Office, 30 in-country contractor/grantee teams and 5 non-resident 
teams. These teams work in a variety of development areas including 
education, agribusiness, fiscal reform, land reform, trans-boundary energy 
and water, agriculture, private sector development, local government reform, 
democracy, media, health, judicial reform, human rights, banking, credit, 
trade and investment, small and medium enterprise development, and civil 
society and NGO development.  The assistance provided in these programs 
seeks to expand opportunities for participation, livelihood and quality of 
life for the citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic.

B.  STATEMENT OF DUTIES

BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION

The USPSC Democracy Specialist is located in the USAID/CAR/ Kyrgyzstan 
Country Office. The employee serves as the Mission's Democracy Specialist 
for democracy activities implemented in the Kyrgyz Republic.  Work involves 
a full range of project and program design, activity monitoring, data 
collection, political, conflict and social analysis and program evaluation 
in the democracy sector in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The employee is responsible for monitoring and managing USAID/CAR/ 
Kyrgyzstan initiatives in the democracy sector. As such, the employee must 
have considerable knowledge of political, social and cultural developments 
of Central Asia, a background in democracy, media, NGO, and local government 
development programming.  The Employee must be effective in developing and 
cultivating cooperative working relationships with American and 
international PVOs, NGOs, local non-governmental partners and government 
officials in the Kyrgyz Republic. In addition, the employee works closely 
with and coordinates USAID programs with the U.S. Embassy, in which his/her 
office, will be housed. The Democracy Specialist will also be expected to 
provide rapid response to request from the Ambassador related to USAID 
programs and program areas. The employee will supervise activities of the 
USAID/CAR/Kyrgyzstan project management assistant for democracy and media. 
The employee will provide the assistant with training, mentoring and 
feedback on performance.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages, monitors, serves as liaison for, designs and reports on all aspects 
of the democracy and media program.  Under the general supervision of the 
USAID/CAR/Kyrgyzstan Country Representative and technical direction of the 
Democracy and Conflict Mitigation Director (or his/her designee), provides 
strategic vision for the democracy and media program in the Kyrgyz Republic, 
continually honing USAID's strategy and approach to ensure the democracy 
program is appropriate given local conditions, developments and opportunities.

Monitors progress of all democracy activities (civil society, media 
assistance, parliamentary, social partnerships, local government, and rule 
of law activities) which are underway in the Kyrgyz Republic, to ensure 
results are achieved. Identifies barriers to program implementation and 
success, and develops solutions to maximize program impact.  Works 
collaboratively with USAID Central Asia Regional Mission Democracy and 
Conflict Mitigation, Enterprise and Finance, and Health and Education 
technical staff from Almaty to ensure program and activities are implemented 
effectively.  Tracks development of and analyzes political, media and social 
issues crucial for the successful implementation of democracy activities in 
the Kyrgyz Republic (i.e. judicial reform, NGO training and advocacy, rule 
of law, trafficking of women and children, human rights, judicial reform, 
NGO legislation, conflict prevention).  Monitors pertinent legislation, and 
events of local media to stay abreast of the latest developments that could 
impact USAID's democracy program.

Based on thorough understanding and analysis of democratic developments in 
the Kyrgyz Republic, proposes, and recommends new and/or changes (in 
collaboration with relevant CTOs) to existing democracy programs and 
activities.  Develops and drafts program goals and objectives, and prepares 
scopes of work (SOW) and/or program descriptions for new activities, project 
assessments, evaluations and other related efforts. Drafts mid-term and 
annual program review documents for democracy program in the Kyrgyz 
Republic, highlighting success stories and program impact achieved, and 
describing future plans and activities.

Drafts DM success stories, reporting cables and other informational 
documents to publicize USAID's democracy assistance in the Kyrgyz Republic.  
Serves as site officer, develops potential site visits, prepares briefing 
documents for, and briefs high level visitors such as Congressional 
Delegations, State Department and USAID Representatives, on USAID's 
democracy and media activities in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Within the framework of general guidelines, as arrived at through policy 
discussions with relevant program officers, conducts meetings with 
government counterparts, organizes bi-weekly roundtable with DM implementing 
partners and relevant donors, regarding the design, development, and 
implementation of democracy/community development activities in order to 
push forward programmatic agendas, formulate strategy, and coordinate 
activities.  Conducts frequent site visits to assess program and activity 
impact.  Serves as the Cognizant Technical Officer and/or activity manager 
for the Kyrgyz Republic-specific contracts and grants in the democracy 
sector.  In that role, prepares financial documents and authorizations for 
signature of responsible superiors.  Serves as an active member of the 
USAID/CAR Mission's Conflict Prevention, Education and Youth, and Gender 
cross-cutting sector teams.

In the absence of the Country Representative, serves as the Acting Country 
Representative.  Reports, along with the Country Representative, on the 
performance of USAID/CAR Ddemocracy activities to Embassy officers, and 
Ambassador. Serves as USAID/CAR representative on U.S. Embassy Democracy 
Commission.  Coordinates democracy activities with other U.S. Government 
agencies, especially the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy and the State 
Department's Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL).  Along with 
the Country Representative, acts as the official USAID representative in 
dialogue and coordination with other international donors active in the 
Kyrgyz Republic and Central Asia.

Consistent with the overall Mission strategy, incumbent independently 
cultivates/maintains contacts and dialogue with local counterparts including 
non-governmental organizations (NGO) in the Kyrgyz Republic.  These contacts 
and dialogues will be used by the employee to effectively provide input for 
programming democracy assistance.

Any other duties as required by the USAID/CAR/Bishkek Country Representative 
and/or the Democracy and Conflict Mitigation Director.

C.  SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

The Democracy Specialist will work under the general supervision of the Sprv 
Program Officer/Country Representative and under the technical direction of 
the Supervisory Democracy Officer (USAID/CAR Democracy and Conflict 
Mitigation Office Director) or his/her designee.  In collaboration with the 
incumbent the Country Representative and the USAID/CAR Office Director will: 
1) establish annual work objectives and performance measures; 2) review work 
outputs and accomplishments to ensure compliance with Agency policies, and 
implementation of best practices; 3) provide regular feedback to incumbent 
throughout the Performance Evaluation Period; 4) prepare the annual 
evaluation report as/when required; and 5) obtain 360 degree input from the 
appropriate USAID/CAR technical offices and team members.

Given that the incumbent will handle most work independently and in 
accordance with established Federal and Agency regulations, policies and 
procedures, excellent (balanced) judgment are critical to the successful 
performance of the job.  The incumbent will be expected to use initiative, 
exercise discretion, and patience in dealing with Mission and Country Office 
personnel as well as with personnel at the U.S. Embassy, representatives 
from other donor organizations, and stakeholders to resolve problems that 
arise during the course of the work for which there is often no clear or 
immediate solution and where contact with the supervisor is not possible.

D.  QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

1) PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE:

Have a minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible experience 
working in International Development.  At least two of the three years' 
prior work experience will have been with a U.S. Government Agency, other 
international donor organization(s) and/or USAID-funded Contractor or 
Grantee in the design, implementation, administration and management of 
national and/or regional democracy and media activities/programs in Central 
Asia. Preference is for experience in the former Soviet Union, with Kyrgyz 
Republic experience highly desirable.

2) KNOWLEDGE:

Knowledge of USAID procurement and program management procedures and 
regulations; working knowledge of political and historic issues and 
developments, as well as concepts, principles, techniques, and practices 
related to the administration of democracy and media development in Central 
Asia or the New Independent States.

3) SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

This position requires a unique blend of qualities to include: demonstrated 
leadership skills and exceptional communications and interpersonal skills; 
an ability and willingness to function in a collaborative and collegial 
environment; sensitivity to others; integrity; intellectual curiosity; 
balanced judgment; the ability to conceptualize - both strategically and 
programmatically; and an ability to generate trust and build alliances.  The 
ability to manage multiple activities under extreme time constraints to 
independently carry out institutional and program assessments, develop 
policy recommendations, and direct technical analyses is essential.  The 
incumbent must be a self-starter - able to work calmly, tactfully and 
effectively under pressure as a team member in a culturally diverse team 
environment.  In addition, the ability to be responsive to clients' needs 
and to adapt to the existing management team by being a good listener, a 
team builder, and an articulate advocate of the Regional Mission's Democracy 
and Conflict Mitigation Strategic Objective and Goals is required. Command 
of software programs for e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, 
and graphics presentations is required.

4) LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

Native Speaker (Level 5) in both written and spoken English required and 
Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) in both speaking and comprehension of 
Russian or Kyrgyz is required.  Given the level of responsibility associated 
with this position, communication skills, both written and oral must be 
exceptional. The incumbent is required to: 1) prepare specific 
status/progress reports, briefings, talking points, letters and other 
documents requiring no editorial changes prior to distribution; and 2) 
prepare and present oral briefings and/or training sessions.

Exceptional interpersonal skills and diplomacy are required to maintain 
excellent working relationships with the U.S. Embassy, all USAID Mission 
personnel, internal/external contacts, counterparts, shareholders, and 
clients.  A proven ability to develop and maintain professional relations 
with the most senior-ranking Central Asia stakeholders (i.e., regional NGO 
representatives, local international donor representatives, heads of local 
delegations, and other key stakeholders and partners) is required.

5)  EDUCATION:

A Bachelor's degree in a related field including but not limited to: 
political science, public administration, public policy, international 
affairs or anthropology is required.  Although not essential, candidates 
with a Master's degree in a related field or a juridical doctorate would be 
given preference.

E.  OTHER REQUIREMENTS

In addition, the incumbent must also be: 1) a U.S. Citizen; 2) Available and 
willing to commit to the Contract Performance Period of 24 months; 3) Able 
to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance at "SECRET" level  and to 
secure a medical clearance to serve in Central Asia; 4) Available and 
willing to work additional hours beyond the established 40-hour workweek and 
outside established Monday-Friday workweek, as may be required or necessary; 
and 5) Willing to travel to work sites and other offices throughout the 
Kyrgyz Republic as/when requested.

9.  Selection Criteria: Applicants will be evaluated against the following 
criteria:
 * Technical Knowledge and Experience: 30 points 
 * Managerial and Leadership Experience: 20 points 
 * Academic Qualifications: 15 points 
 * Language and Communication Skills: 15 points 
 * Relevant NIS Experience: 15 points 
 * Computer Skills: 5 points 
 * Total: 100 points

10. APPLYING

Qualified individuals are requested to submit a U.S. Government Application 
for Federal Employment SF-171 including experience, salary history and 
references, and writing sample (one page analytical essay) no later than COB 
(6 p.m. Almaty time) July 29, 2003.  Applications which do not include 
explicit references, including their contact information, will not be 
considered.   The form is available at the USAID website, 
http://www.info.usaid.gov/procurement_bus_opp/procurement/forms
or Internet http://fillform.gsa.gov, or at Federal offices.  Applications, 
recent supervisor reference and three (3) personal references, and writing 
sample may be submitted by e-mail, fax, DHL or FedEx air courier by the 
closing date, above, to:

Beth Salamanca
Contracting Officer
Personnel Office
USAID/CAR Almaty
41 Kazibek Bi Street
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel: 7 3272 507612 ext. 345
Email: per.Almaty(a)usaid.gov

Email or faxed documentation is preferred as mail delivery may be untimely.  
To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please 
reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject 
line in any cover letter.  Selection will be made by a Mission committee no 
later than August 11, 2003.

USAID/CAR expects to award a personal-services contract for an off-shore or 
resident hire US Citizen for two-year period from on or about September 21, 
2003 to on or about September 18, 2005, renewable up to five years by mutual 
agreement subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.  
The contract will be signed by August 30, 2003.  On or about September 21, 
2003, the incumbent shall proceed to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to commence 
performance of the duties specified, subject to medical and security 
clearance.  The duty post for this contract is Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

11.  Benefits include post differential, housing, and other benefits per 
USAID regulations.  Basic household furnishings, will be available in 
quarters to be provided by USAID.

12.  Bishkek has a continental/high desert climate, characterized by cold 
winters (with snow in January and February) and hot summers.  July and 
August temperatures can range from 20 to 40 degrees Celsius.  For the most 
part summers are dry.

Bishkek offers several Kyrgyz and Russian-language drama, opera, and ballet 
theatres.  There are a few museums to visit and shops with Kyrgyz arts and 
crafts, including jewelry, ceramics, carpets, embroideries, brass trays, and 
other handicrafts and antiques. Osh offers a fascinating history.

There are a growing number of quality restaurants with international 
cuisine.  Bishkek offers sports and other recreational pursuits: a bowling 
club, several swimming pools, simple horseback riding facilities, weekend 
hiking and winter skiing.  Touring and camping are popular.  The local 
mountains are very beautiful, stark and rugged.  Travel agencies can 
organize bicycling, white water rafting, skiing, and hiking tours.

The Bishkek International School provides American curriculum for children 
in grades K-12.

JOB- Project Evaluator, Center for Economic Research, Tashkent

Posted by: Center for Economic Research <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 9 Jul 2003


Project Title: CENTER ON ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STUDIES (CESS)
Project Number: UZB/97/008

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Type of Assignment: Project Evaluation
Timeframe of the Mission: The evaluation will require three weeks in August. 
Approximately 10 days of fieldwork
Duty Station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Expected date of entry on duty: Aug 01, 2003
Application submission deadline: July 20, 2003

Background

In response to the urgent need for economic management capacities 
development and upon Government request, UNDP launched a project entitled 
"Macroeconomic Policy Analysis and Training". The project received the 
Government satisfaction being highly efficient in terms of both policy 
advising and enhancing capacities of civil servants for key economic 
agencies of the country. In 1998, based on the experience of the previous 
project, UNDP launched UZB/97/008 project "Center for Economic and Social 
Studies". This project was initially designed for 36 months (January 1998 - 
December 2000), but upon the GoU request, was extended until December 2003. 
As a result of project activities a Center for Economic Research (CER) was 
established on April 7, 1999 as the joint facility of the Government and UNDP.

Throughout the short period of time CER has managed to transform itself from 
purely macroeconomic institution into research organization that is capable 
of providing sound and independent policy advice to the Government on a 
broad spectrum of development issues. CER has also elaborated a unique 
mechanism of involving wide range of its partners and stakeholders 
(Government, International TA community, Civil society, Private sector and 
the Mass Media) into various projects and initiatives in the sphere of 
social and economic development.

During these years CER has also managed to strengthen its position as a 
think-tank - research institution that is capable of provoking nation-wide 
dialogue and promoting consensus on development perspectives, triggering 
public concern, maintaining its advocacy role and becoming an 
opinion-shaping institution. However, at the current stage of its 
development CER faces new challenges in terms of preserving and further 
strengthening its independent expertise and analysis, expanding the scope of 
research and project initiatives, accumulating experience in knowledge 
management, facilitating dialogue and enhancing outreach as well as scaling 
up its activities to the regional and international levels.

In June 2002 with assistance of a Group of International Consultants the CER 
has developed long-term Organizational Development Strategy that was 
formulated in order to seek, analyze and propose alternative financing and 
organizational modalities. Elements of the strategy were discussed in 
January 2003 when CER conducted a high level Donors Meeting with 
participation of Government officials, major stakeholders and 
representatives of international donor community. The Meeting served as an 
effective mechanism for initiating dialogue with the CER's stakeholders and 
partners on its development strategy. During the Meeting participants 
clearly expressed their willingness to be involved into the process of CER 
institutional development, and through their suggestions contributed to 
shaping the future vision of the Center.

The CER in mid-2003 finds itself at a critical juncture. UNDP pending exit 
from the current funding at year-end 2003 looms large in the near-term 
horizon. In this regard there is a clear need for an external evaluation of 
the project outcomes per project document that would also incorporate 
recommendations of a practical nature to shape and ensure future effective 
existence of CER in its capacity as a strategic think-tank. The evaluation 
would provide possible solutions for meeting the challenges the CER would 
face in the medium-term perspective and promoting of CER networking in the 
country and abroad, especially in the region of the Central Asia.

General Objective

To perform an external evaluation of the project and develop an 
implementation plan for CER Organizational Development Strategy.

Main tasks

In order to achieve the above objective, under the overall guidance of the 
Management Team, and in consultations with project partners and stakeholders 
the Evaluator is expected to perform following duties:
 * Assess Project's performance, its outputs and indicators as stated in 
   respective project documents.  
 * Evaluate Project outcomes and their relevance to the current  socio-economic
   situation in the country.  
 * Assess the lessons learned and identify institutional weaknesses and  areas 
   for improvement 
 * Conduct survey of previous and current clients of the Center. Assess  adequacy 
   of CER resources, products, organizational and management  structure, development 
   strategies and capacities through the prism of  current situation and expectations 
   of major stakeholders and development  partners (Government, donor community, civil 
   society, private sector) with  focus on knowledge-based and networking services.  
 * Further elaborate CER Organization development strategy with particular  focus on its 
   practical implementation taking into account possible inputs  and contributions from 
   local, regional and international partners, both  current and potential.

Outputs

The evaluator is expected to produce:

1. Evaluation report outlining the project's achievements and new  development objectives 
   set forward by CER partners and stakeholders. 
2. Action plan for implementation of CER Development Strategy with a  particular focus on 
   networking, twinning arrangements and fundraising that  would also incorporate recommendations 
   for maximizing outcomes and impact of project's activities aimed at ensuring CER's institutional 
   and  financial sustainability.

Methodology of the mission

The evaluator should liaise closely with the stakeholders of the project and 
representatives of the donor community accredited and represented in the 
country and abroad. Consultations should be held with relevant CER partners 
(Government agencies, Donor community and the Civil society) and project 
personnel, groups/individuals benefited directly or indirectly from the 
project. Suggested data collection methods are: individual and group 
interviews, analysis of project papers and documents, personal observation.

Tentative scheme of mission

The Evaluator is expected to conduct meetings with major stakeholders, local 
and regional donors and partners of CER in order to collect inputs and 
feedback with an aim of elaborating mechanisms of effective interaction with 
donors and practical implementation of CER Organizational Development 
Strategy. The suggested timeline assumes the following:
 * 4 days (Aug 01-04) - deskwork in the home country of the Evaluator:  
   deskwork - analyzing Project documentation and other relevant materials. 
 * 8 days (Aug 05-13) in Tashkent: meetings with major stakeholders and  partners. Promoting 
   dialogue and effective interaction with the main target  groups of CER products. Collecting
   inputs and feedback of in-country donors. 
 * 3 days (Aug 14-16) - meetings in the region in order to collect inputs  and feedback of 
   regional donors and partners (Almaty - USAID, CIDA etc.;  Bishkek - SADC, etc.) 
 * 5 days (Aug 18-22) - deskwork in the home country of the Evaluator:  writing up Evaluation 
   report and finalizing documents.

Qualifications
 * The Evaluator should have a strong academic background, particularly in  the areas of 
   strategic planning, project evaluation and organizational  development. 
 * He/she must have solid experience in the program  formulation. The candidate must have a 
   strong understanding of Uzbekistan's  specifics and regional environment. 
 * Computer literacy is an asset. 
 * Excellent public speaking and presentation skills are preferred. 
 * Applicant must have excellent writing, editing, and oral communication  skills in English. 
 * Working knowledge of Russian is preferred. * Detail oriented, able to meet deadlines and 
   able to prioritize multiple  tasks.

Expression of interest

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

Nodirbek Ibragimov
Head of Public Relations Department
Tel. (998 71) 67-06-05; 67-93-09; 67-93-13; 67-05-26
E-mail: Nodirbek.Ibragimov(a)cer.uz cc: Farhod.Sagatov(a)cer.uz

JOB- English Teachers, Norwegian Refugee Council, Dushanbe

Posted by: NGO Training & Support Centre <ngotsc(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 2003


English teacher In Tajikistan/Dushanbe
Norwegian Refugee Council NGO Training Centre

The Norwegian Refugee Council Training Centre is looking for English teachers.

To apply for this position, please email your CV and a cover letter to 
ngotsc(a)yahoo.com

Closing date for applications: Sunday, 13th July 2003.

Duties:
 * Giving English classes to local NGOs' staff, our office staff and local  English teachers
 * Consulting English sentences on the office paper
 * Working hours, 32-40 hours per week
 * Assisting the Executive Director

Requirements:
 * English teaching experience Minimum 1-year for foreigners.
 * Good motivation to contribute to NGOs development in Tajikistan.
 * Excellent ability to accept flexible environment in a developing country.

Duration:

Six months from September 2003 to February 2004, possibility of extension

Background

The Norwegian Refugee Council Training Centre was established 2001 as a 
joint project of the Norwegian Refugee Council and UNHCR (United Nations 
High Commissioner for Refugees).

Our missions are promoting the right of refugees and IDPs and to empower the 
Civil Society in Tajikistan. The Training Centre is providing information 
and consultation services, access to Internet and e-mail, legal consulting 
and other various services to staff in local NGOs. And conducting computer 
courses, psychological courses finance training courses language courses 
(English, Tajik and Russian), English courses to Afghan refugees in 
Tajikistan and Tajikistan citizens.

We provide:

Shared accommodation in the city, visa support, slight salary, possibility 
to attend Russian and Tajik language courses. Cultural and sport activities. 
Excursions into the great nature in Tajikistan.

We DO NOT cover your insurance, travel cost to and in Tajikistan.

Contact:

Kyoko Arase (Ms.)
Programme Officer
Norwegian Refugee Council NGO Training & Support Centre
41, Pulodi Str. Dushanbe, Tajikistan
tel; +992-372-21-33-46
e-mail: ngotsc(a)yahoo.com

JOB- Ph.D. Research Position, Uzbekistan, Center for Development Research, Bonn

Posted by: Christopher Martius <c.martius(a)uni-bonn.de>
Posted: 1 Jul 2003


The Center for Development Research is an international and 
interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Bonn, Germany.

The Department of Political and Cultural Change offers:

One PhD Research Position

integrated into a large-scale research project on agricultural and 
institutional reform in Uzbekistan. The research area will be one of the 
following:
 * Land tenancy and property concepts in Uzbekistan 
 * Foundation of small and medium-sized enterprises: Legal forms and de  facto prerequisites

Applicants should have the Uzbek citizenship and have a background of 
scientific excellence in law, political science, sociology, history or other 
related social science. Candidates are expected to be competent to work with 
empirical methods and to analyse legal documents and public institutions 
systematically. Proficiency in Russian or Uzbek is expected, a fairly good 
knowledge of the English language is conditional. The project involves 
extensive field research in Uzbekistan and more precisely in the region 
Khorezm and Karakalpakstan. Candidates from those regions in particular are 
encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a CV, copies of university degrees, a list of 
publications. For information on further application procedures regarding 
the PhD research positions please check <www.zef.de> (doctoral program).

Please submit your application to:

Dr. John Lamers
ZEF/UNESCO Project, UNESCO Office
95, Amir Temur str
Tashkent, Uzbekistan 700084
Tel:(998712) 358253
E-mail: zef(a)unesco.org.uz; j.lamers(a)zef.uzpak.uz

ZEF homepage: <http://www.zef.de>
Uzbekistan Project Homepage: <http://www.uni-bonn.de/khorezm>

JOB- Lectureship in Central Asian Languages, UW-Madison, Deadline Extended

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)wisc.edu>
Posted: 30 Jun 2003


The Department of Languages and Cultures is still accepting applications for 
a position as LECTURER IN CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES to teach courses in Kazak 
and/or Uzbek language through the third year and/or a Central Asian culture 
course taught in a Central Asian language. Preference given to applicants 
with prior university/college level language teaching experience and 
competence in teaching Central Asian languages.

Although the official application deadline is June 26, 2003, we are still 
accepting applications. For further details see:

<http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_045100.html>

To apply, send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing 
#45100 to:

V. NARAYANA RAO, CHAIR
LANGUAGES AND CULTURES OF ASIA
1240 VAN HISE HALL
1220 LINDEN DRIVE
MADISON WI 53706-1557 USA
Fax: 608-265-3538
Email: LangAsia(a)facstaff.wisc.edu

If you have additional questions regarding this position and/or the program 
in Central Asian Languages in the Department of Languages and Cultures of 
Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I would be pleased to answer them.

Uli Schamiloglu
chair, Central Asian Studies Program

Professor of Turkic & Central Eurasian Studies
Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
1254 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI  53706 USA
Tel: 1-608-262-7141 (office); 1-608-262-3012 (department)
Fax: 1-608-265-3538
Email: uschamil(a)wisc.edu
LCA website: <lca.wisc.edu>

JOB- University Teaching Fellowship in Anthropology, CEP, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Amy Hirschauer <ahirsch7(a)jhu.edu>
Posted: 30 Jun 2003


CEP University Teaching Fellowships in Anthropology: Kyrgyzstan 2003-2004

The Civic Education Project (CEP), a non-profit organization dedicated to 
higher education reform in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia, seeks an 
Anthropologist for a university teaching fellowship assignment in Kyrgyzstan.

The fellowship begins September 2003 and end in May 2004.  Duties include:
 * Teaching introductory courses in Anthropology to undergraduates, most  likely in 
   the areas of social and cultural anthropology, ethnography, and  research methods. 
   Courses are taught in English.
 * Assisting in curriculum design of new BA program, mentoring of local  faculty.

Desired Qualifications:
 * ABD or Ph.D. in anthropology. * Prior college teaching experience strongly preferred.

In order to apply, please visit the CEP web site at <www.cep.org.hu> to submit 
or download an application form.

Civic Education Project
1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 505
Washington DC 20036 USA
Tel: (1-202) 663 7796
Fax: (1-202) 663 7799
E-mail: cepdc(a)jhu.edu

CEP will review applications from date of posting until fellowships are filled.

JOB- University Teaching Fellowships, CEP and AKHP, Tajikistan

Posted by: Amy Hirschauer <ahirsch7(a)jhu.edu>
Posted: 30 Jun 2003


Position: University Teaching Fellowships in Humanities: Tajikistan
Institution: Civic Education Project & Aga Khan Humanities Project
Location: Tajikistan

CEP University Teaching Fellowships in Humanities: Tajikistan 2003-2004

The Civic Education Project (CEP), a non-profit organization dedicated to 
higher education reform in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia, seeks two 
interdisciplinary Humanities instructors for university teaching fellowship 
assignments in Tajikistan. These positions will be co-sponsored by the 
Humanities Project for Central Asia, part of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. 
Both positions will be based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

The fellowships begin September 2003 and end in May 2004. Duties include:
 * Teaching one section of the two-semester AKHP Humanities Course to  
   first-year students. 
 * Teaching a one-semester introductory or intermediate course within the  
   Fellow's field each semester. 
 * Working closely with local faculty, including facilitating a faculty  
   seminar (similar to a graduate seminar) in Autumn or Winter semester 
 * Mentoring students in preparation of papers for CEP activities 
 * All activities will be in English

Desired Qualifications:
 * ABD or Ph.D. in any field of humanities (Art History, Classics,  
   Comparative Literature, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies) or related  
   social science (Anthropology, Gender Studies, Political Theory, Sociology) 
 * A strong familiarity with undergraduate liberal arts education (as  student
   or instructor) 
 * A commitment to interdisciplinary cross-cultural teaching 
 * Prior post-secondary teaching experience strongly preferred. 
 * Strong commitment to working with students, particularly in regards to
   writing and analytic skills.

For more information and an application form, visit the CEP web site at 
<www.cep.org.hu>.

Or contact:

Thomas J. Wood
Director of Faculty Recruitment, Civic Education Project
1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 505
Washington, DC 20036, USA
Tel: (1-202) 663 7796
Fax: (1-202) 663 7799
E-mail: <twood4(a)jhu.edu>

For information on the Humanities Project for Central Asia, visit the AKDN 
web site at <www.akdn.org>.  Please note that all applications must be 
submitted to CEP.

CEP will review applications from date of posting until fellowships are filled.

NOTE: This is a non-accompanied posting

Categories: Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, History, 
Philosophy, Religious Studies, other Humanities, Anthropology, Gender 
Studies, Political Theory, Sociology, other social/behavioural science
ground-breaking speakers.  Friday evening
there will be a informal catered dinner for all attendees and on Saturday
evening there will be a reception hosted by the Caspian Studies Program (at
Harvard's Kennedy School of Government). You can find information for attendees, 
including the pre-registration form on the conference website.  If you do not 
have access to the web, you can contact us at <CESSconf(a)fas.harvard.edu> or 
call +1/617-496-2643 for information.
The conference will be of interest to scholars, students and practitioners
focusing on the region.  Early October is the most lovely time to visit
historic Boston/Cambridge, so we feel confident that your attendance of the
conference will be both pleasant and enriching.
 
I hope that we will see you there! 
Sincerely,
 
John Schoeberlein
Chair, CESS Conference Committee
Director, CESS Secretariat
 
E-mail:  CESSconf(a)fas.harvard.edu
Website: http://cess.fas.harvard.edu/CESS_Conference.html
Fax:  +1/617-495-8319
Tel.: +1/617-496-2643
 
Dr. John S. Schoeberlein \ Director
Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus \ Harvard University
625 Massachusetts Avenue, Rm 262 \ Cambridge, MA 02139 \ USA
tel.: +1/617-495-4338  asst.: +1/617-496-2643  fax: +1/617-495-8319
Central Asia and Caucasus Program website:
http://centasia.fas.harvard.edu/
Central-Eurasia-L:
http://cesww.fas.harvard.edu/CESWW_Central-Eurasia-L.html

JOB- Community Mobilization Specialist, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: ACDI/VOCA <Eurasia(a)acdivoca.org>
Posted: 5 Jun 2003


Community Mobilization Specialist, Kyrgyzstan

ACDI/VOCA, an international economic development organization, 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:
 * Backstop COP for 2-country community development project with combined staff 
   of 27 local administrative and program personnel. 
 * Lead community mobilization efforts in communities and participate in at least
   one activity in each community 
 * Form cluster committees to broaden participation on issues of regional concern 
   and promote cooperation among communities in meeting social and economic needs 
 * Work 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 
 * Support community action by facilitating community organization, providing targeted 
   technical assistance and training. 
 * Draw previously marginalized groups such as women and minorities into community action 
 * Promote inter-ethnic cooperation between communities

QUALIFICATIONS:
 * At least five 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.

Qualified applications should send CV and salary history to
<eurasia(a)acdivoca.org>.

No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. EOE.

JOB- Eurasia Program Assistant, NED, Washington DC

Posted by: Rebekah Jumper <rebekahj(a)ned.org>
Posted: 5 Jun 2003


The National Endowment for Democracy is searching for a Program Assistant
for Eurasia, to be based in Washington, D.C.

Duties include:
 * assisting the program staff in processing and responding to grant proposals 
 * monitoring existing grants 
 * maintaining contacts with the region 
 * clerical and information management duties

Qualified candidates will have:
 * a B.A in a relevant field of study 
 * basic knowledge of the political and social issues in Russia and Eurasia 
 * administrative support experience 
 * good computer skills
 * good Russian language skills (some knowledge of Ukrainian is preferred, but not necessary).

Applicants should send a resume, college transcript if available, sample of
writing, and names of three references to:

Eurasia Program Assistant Search
National Endowment for Democracy
1101 15th Street N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C 20005.

Applications may be submitted by e-mail to <rebekahj(a)ned.org>, or by fax to
(202) 223-6042.

Applications should be received by July 10, 2003.

JOB- Program Manager/Community Connections, Kyrgyzstan, IREX

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 30 May 2003
 

TITLE: Program Manager
REPORTS TO: DC Community Connections Officer, PTD
POSITION LOCATION: Kyrgyzstan
US Citizenship required

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

IREX has administered exchanges with Eurasia since the organization was
founded in 1968. IREX programs in Eurasia span academic exchanges,
educational advising, alumni programming, independent media assistance and
development, Internet training and access, professional training, NGO
development, and partnership building.

IREX has had an on-the ground presence in Kyrgyzstan since opening its
Bishkek office in 1994. IREX has since expanded into the cities of Karakol,
Osh, Naryn, Talas, and Kara-Balta. IREX programs in Kyrgyzstan focus on
scholar exchanges, Internet development, educational advising, and local
alumni programming. Please see below for more details.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Program Manager will recruit candidates for the
ECA-funded Community Connections Program for Kyrgyzstan. The Community
Connections Program is an intensive US internship program that provides
community-specific professional development opportunities to specialists
from various occupational groups and is designed as partnerships between
governments, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. The position will
involve extensive travel to conduct program recruitment, selection,
orientations, and alumni activities in Kyrgyzstan.

The 2003-2004 recruitment themes for Kyrgyzstan are business
entrepreneurship, tourism development, agricultural processing, conflict
prevention, national and cultural identity/historical and cultural
preservation, and library management/association building.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific responsibilities will include the following: 
* establishing temporary offices in target regions; 
* hiring and training temporary local staff; 
* conducting outreach and recruitment for the program in target regions; 
* delivering informational lectures on the program to potential applicants; 
* organizing and convening selection committees and individual interviews; 
* developing alumni activities for returning participants.

QUALIFICATIONS

The program manager must be well organized, able to work independently,
skilled at handling multiple tasks, able to adhere to deadlines, and willing
to travel extensively within Kyrgyzstan.

Other specific qualifications should include at a minimum:
* a bachelor's degree or equivalent; 
* knowledge of the local language and/or Russian language is highly 
  desirable; 
* professional and/or living experience in the region, preferably in Kyrgyzstan; 
* excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; 
* basic knowledge of regional political, economic and social issues; 
* knowledge of computers and relevant software (MS Office 97, Eudora, on 
  the road telecommunications experience a plus).

TO APPLY
Interested parties should submit resume and cover letter to
PTD/CCKG/MF/26-03
Fax: (202) 628-8189
E-mail: resumes(a)irex.org
Web site: http://www.irex.org
EOE.  NO PHONE CALLS.

JOB- Deputy Regional Program Manager, IREX IATP Program, Tbilisi

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 23 May 2003


TITLE: Deputy Regional Program Manager
REPORTS TO: Regional Program Manager in Yerevan, Armenia and Senior
Program Officer in Washington
POSITION LOCATION: Tbilisi, Georgia
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED

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

ABOUT IREX:

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is the premier US
nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent
media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United
States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia. IREX maintains more
than 20 overseas offices and manages programs that include academic
exchanges, Internet access and training, media reform, and professional
training.

IREX has had an on-the-ground presence in the Caucasus since 1992, when
it opened its Yerevan, Armenia field office. Offices in Tbilisi, Georgia
followed in 1994, and in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1998. IREX programs in the
region span academic exchanges and advising, Internet access and
training, curriculum reform, and short-term professional training.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Deputy Regional Program Manager will oversee the work of local IREX
staff and be based in Tbilisi, Georgia with regular travel to Armenia
and Azerbaijan. The position requires substantive experience in
coordinating international assistance programs, and in utilizing
Internet technology as an educational and training tool. IREX seeks a
minimum one-year commitment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 * Minimum of two years experience with international assistance
   and development programs
 * A minimum of one year experience working and living in the NIS
 * Fluency in Russian required
 * Experience in integrating IT resources into professional and
   educational settings
 * An understanding of LAN architecture and hardware
 * Previous supervisory experience preferred

Submit cover letter and resume to:

<resumes(a)irex.org>, please include PTD/DRPM/DS 25-03 in the subject line.
Fax: (202) 628-8189.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

JOB- Program Manager, Community Connections Armenia, IREX, Armenia

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 16 May 2003


TITLE: Program Manager
REPORTS TO: DC Community Connections Officer, PTD
POSITION LOCATION: Armenia
US Citizenship required

ABOUT IREX:

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is the premier US 
nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, 
Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, 
Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia. IREX maintains more than 20 
overseas offices including permanent offices in Belarus, Moldova, and 
Ukraine. IREX programs in the Western Eurasia include academic exchanges, 
Internet access and training, media reform, and professional training.

IREX has had an on-the-ground presence in Armenia since establishing its 
Yerevan office in 1992. IREX has since expanded into the cities of 
Eghegnadzor, Goris, Gyumri, Kapan, Vanadzor, and Tsakhkadzor. IREX 
activities in Armenia focus on academic exchanges, building independent 
media, Internet development, teacher training, academic advising, and local 
alumni programming.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Program Manager will recruit candidates for the ECA-funded Community 
Connections Program for Armenia. The position will involve extensive travel 
to conduct program outreach and recruitment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific responsibilities will include the following:

 * establishing temporary offices in target regions;
 * hiring and training temporary local staff;
 * conducting outreach and recruitment for the program in target regions;
 * delivering informational lectures on the program to potential
   applicants;
 * organizing and convening selection committees and individual
   interviews;
 * developing alumni activities for returning participants.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The program manager must be well organized, able to work independently,
skilled at handling multiple tasks, able to adhere to deadlines, and
willing to travel extensively within Armenia.

Other specific qualifications should include at a minimum:

 * a bachelor's degree or equivalent;
 * knowledge of the local language and/or Russian language is highly
   desirable;
 * professional and/or living experience in the region, preferably in
   Armenia;
 * excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
 * basic knowledge of regional political, economic and social issues;
 * knowledge of computers and relevant software (MS Office 97, Eudora, on
   the road telecommunications experience a plus).

TO APPLY:

Interested parties should submit resume and cover letter to:
(Please include PMCCA/ARM/MF/22-03 in the subject line)

Fax: (202) 628-8189
E-mail: <resumes(a)irex.org>
Website: <http://www.irex.org>

EOE. NO PHONE CALLS.

JOB- Director of Language Curriculum Development, CeLCAR, Indiana University

Posted by: Peter K. Marsh <pmarsh(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 9 May 2003


Director of Language Curriculum Development, Center for Languages of the
Central Asian Region, Indiana University (pending position approval)

Position Available:

The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), a
government-funded center based at Indiana University, is currently seeking a
full-time experienced specialist in materials development and
proficiency-based language teaching to direct its curricular development
program for Central Asian languages from August 2003 to July 2006 (pending
renewable funding). The Center, with major support from a U.S. Department of
Education Title VI National Language Resource Center grant, is developing
introductory and intermediate materials for five languages. Currently, work
has begun on two languages, Pashto (Afghanistan and Pakistan) and Uyghur
(Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China). In
2003-04, curriculum development for Tajik and Uzbek will begin; in 2004-05,
curriculum development for Turkmen will be added. The position is at the
rank of Academic Specialist (non-tenured).

Requirements and Responsibilities:

 * The successful applicant should have a Masters degree, or preferably a
   Ph.D., in applied linguistics or a closely related discipline.
 * The candidate should have extensive experience working with less commonly
   taught languages (LCTLs) and have intermediate language ability in one of
   these.
 * The specialist must be experienced in designing curricular materials for
   LCTLs, be familiar with task-based, proficiency-based, and communicative
   approaches to materials design, and be able to conduct workshops on a range
   of topics in curriculum development and language pedagogy for center staff.

He or she will provide overall direction and supervision for each of the
Center's five curriculum development language projects noted above.  Center
staff includes native-speaking language developers for each language,
curriculum development and computer assisted language learning (CALL)
specialists, and programming staff. The goal of each language project is to
produce proficiency-oriented course materials for beginning and intermediate
levels of language instruction, in print and electronic (CD-ROM, Web) form,
and to teach these languages during the eight-week intensive summer language
institutes held annually in Bloomington.

Application Procedure

Applications should contain:

 * a cover letter with a detailed explanation of relevant experience and
   approach to materials development and language teaching
 * a current CV
 * contact information for three references
 * samples of work or publications.

Applications should be sent in the following ways:

1) electronically to <celcar(a)indiana.edu>

2) by fax to (812) 856-1206

3) or in hard copy to:
Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region
Indiana University, Coulter Hall 255
Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

For full consideration, applications should arrive no later than May 25, 2003.

For further information about this position, contact:

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

Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

JOB- Economic Development Manager, Mercy Corps Uzbekistan, Tashkent

Posted by: Jeff Mike <jmike(a)mercycorps.org>
Posted: 5 May 2003


Economic Development Manager

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Mercy Corps Uzbekistan is continuing to develop relationships with targeted
communities and Community Action Groups to improve standards of living,
facilitate cooperation among communities and local government and reduce the
potential for conflict. The Economic Development Manager (EDM) will manage
the Economic Development component of the Community Action Investment
Program (CAIP) in Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan). The
EDM will also provide oversight to other economic opportunities projects as
required.

Qualifications include:

 * a BA/S or equivalent in accounting or business, and 3 years experience
   implementing community-based economic development programs with micro-credit
   or SME development components

 * demonstrated success implementing the principles of participatory,
   community and organizational development and building the capacity of local
   community-based organizations

 * proven ability to successfully communicate project purposes, goals and
   objectives and initiate and maintain positive relationships with partner
   organizations is imperative

 * excellent verbal and written communication and analytical skills; and
   ability and willingness to split time between Uzbekistan (Ferghana Valley)
   and Tajikistan (Khatlon Oblast and the Raasht Valley)

Also requires regular travel to Tashkent and occasional travel to Batken
Oblast, Kyrgyzstan.

The successful candidate will also possess:

 * computer literacy, organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills

 * demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet
   deadlines and work cooperatively with team members

 * the ability to work comfortably within the cultural environment of
   Central Asia

Preferred qualifications include knowledge of the regulatory framework for
business development in Central Asian countries; regional experience and
Russian, Uzbek, or Tajik language skills.

Please apply online at <www.mercycorps.org> and click on jobs.

JOB- Education Professionals, Tajikistan, Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Posted by: Jayne Barlow <jayne(a)akfc.org>
Posted: 3 May 2003


AGA KHAN FOUNDATION CANADA Seeks Two Education Professionals for Program in
Tajikistan

Application deadline: May 15, 2003

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a registered Canadian charitable
organization that supports sustainable and equitable social development in
low-income countries of South and Central Asia and East Africa.  AKFC is
part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) a group of agencies working
in the areas of economic development, social development, and culture.
These agencies work to improve living conditions and opportunities in
specific regions of the developing world, with individual mandates that
range from health, education, architecture, and rural development, to the
promotion of private enterprise.

AKFC is working in partnership with the Canadian International Development
Agency (CIDA) to support rural development and education reform in some of
the poorest regions of Tajikistan.  AKFC is convinced that the foundation
for a dynamic, democratic civil society that effectively contributes to
economic and social development is a well-resourced, self-reflective and
continuously reforming education system that promotes life skills such as
critical thinking, innovation, creativity, initiative-taking, and
problem-solving and is equally accessible to men and women.  Through a
comprehensive package of capacity building measures and policy, strategy and
system reforms, AKF's Education Programme aims to lay a foundation for
long-term improvements to education in Tajikistan.

AKFC is seeking to fill two management-level positions to be based in
Tajikistan for its expanding Education Programme in the country:

1) Institutional Development Specialist.

The Institutional Development Specialist will be responsible for the design
and implementation of a development strategy for the Department of 
Education's Institute for Professional Development (IPD) in the Gorno-
Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) region of Tajikistan. The IPD is an 
in-service teacher training institute for GBAO, covering 318 schools with 
approximately 5,500 teachers.  In partnership with CIDA, Aga Khan 
Foundation, Tajikistan (AKFT) is providing institutional support to the IPD 
aimed at capacity building and the planning for its eventual sustainability. 
Initial AKF investment in the IPD is transforming this Government 
institution into the region's premier resource center for teacher training 
and community based educational development.

The Institutional Development Specialist's duties include:

 * Design and implementation of a strategy to effect the transformation
   of the IPD from a public to private Professional Development Center over a
   three year period;
 * Identify institutional strengthening (IS) requirements of IPD
   including systems development as well as HRD;
 * Organize technical assistance to address the IS needs;
 * Oversee narrative and financial reporting, budgeting and expenditure
   for AKFT education programme activities;
 * Supervision of consultancies;
 * Analysis of progress on institutional development of IPD and supply
   regular feedback to senior management.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven years' experience in
institutional development within the field of education at a senior level, a
minimum of a Master's degree in a relevant discipline, and excellent
reporting, analytical and communications skills.

2) School Management Specialist.

In partnership with CIDA, AKF Tajikistan is assisting Regional Education
Departments (RED) in  transforming the national education system to a
community-based, student-centred education model.  A central issue in this
transformation process lies in changing the attitudes and management
practices of head teachers and school administrators.  The School Management
Specialist will be responsible for the design and implementation of an
education management reform strategy in collaboration with the Institute for
Professional Development (IPD) and the Regional Education Departments .

The School Management Specialist's responsibilities include:

 * Design and implementation of a community-based, student-centred
   education management strategy for the Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast
   (GBAO), Tajikistan;
 * Develop and implement training programs for head teachers and school
   administrators aimed at influencing attitudes, enhancing skills, and
   improving practices in line with the objectives of the education management
   strategy;
 * Design and implement institutional mechanisms for partnership
   between community, teachers, and school administrations;
 * Promote the concept of community-based, student-centred education
   among stakeholders through a communication strategy/awareness campaign;
 * Supervision of Consultancies;
 * Narrative and financial reporting, budgeting and expenditure of
   activities related to the education management strategy;
 * Analysis of progress on implementation of education management
   strategy and regular feedback to AKFT senior management.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years' experience in
educational management reform, a Master's degree in a relevant discipline,
and excellent communication, analytical and reporting skills.  Work
experience in a NIS society would be an asset.

AKF offers an internationally competitive salary and benefits package.
Interested applicants should submit electronically a copy of their resume,
including three references, along with a statement of interest outlining
applicable skills and experience to: <humanresources(a)akfc.ca>.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only short listed candidates
will be contacted.

Please note that, due to the nature of funding for this position, only
Canadian citizens or landed immigrants should apply. The deadline for
applications is May 15, 2003.

Jayne Barlow
E-mail: <jayne(a)akfc.ca>

JOB- Consultant, Public Finance Management Reform Project, Tashkent

Posted by: Farrukh Suvankulov <FSuvankulov(a)mf.uz>
Posted: 18 Apr 2003


Republic of Uzbekistan
Public Finance Management Reform Project
IT System Modernization Component

Consulting Services
Expressions of Interest

The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan has received a grant from the
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as administrator for
grant funds provided by the Government of Japan, in the amount of $500,000
equivalent toward the cost of the IT System Modernization Component of the
Public Finance Management Reform Project.

The objective of the Government under IT System Modernization Component of
the project is to develop a computerized budget, accounting and cash
management system by (i) elaborating a blueprint and modernization plan for
the activities described above and (ii) specifying the functional and IT
architectural design of the future system.  All the preparatory work should
produce appropriate, state of the art terms of reference, for the IT project
implementation. The activities under the preparation of the IT System

Modernization Component of the project will be implemented in close
cooperation and interdependence with activities to be carried out under
Public Finance Institutional Reform Component of the project which will be
financed from PPF proceeds.

The Government now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest
in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information
indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures,
description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions,
availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may
associate to enhance their qualifications.

The consulting firm will be selected in accordance with the procedures set
out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants
by World Bank Borrowers, January 1997 (revised September 1997, January 1999,
and April 2002).  The consulting firm selected for project preparation will
not be eligible to bid for contracts in the implementation phase of this
project.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below till May 15,
2003. Interested consultants may obtain further information from the same
address.

Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Attn: Mr. Kuchkarov, Deputy Minister
5 Mustakillik Sq.
Tashkent 700008
Republic of Uzbekistan
Tel: (998-71) 139-4238
Fax: (998-71) 139-4205
E-mail: <fsuvankulov(a)mf.uz>

JOB- UNDP Water Advisor, Central Asia, April 23 Application Deadline

Posted by: Eric W. Sievers <esievers(a)igc.org>
Posted: 17 Apr 2003


The deadline for applications for this position is April 23; applications
should be sent through the UNDP site link below.

Terms of Reference

Post Title: Adviser on Water Resources Management

Post Level: L5

Duty station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan, with frequent travel within Central Asia
(Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)

Duration: One year (renewable)

Estimated starting date: May 2003

Full Description: <http://stone.undp.org/undpweb/ohr/ohrjobs.cfm>

One of the major objectives of UNDP assistance in the environmental field is
to strengthen regional and sub-regional cooperation and dialogue through
involvement of all stakeholders and decision-makers from the Central Asian
and neighbouring countries, close cooperation with the International
Foundation for Saving Aral Sea (IFAS) and its bodies, such as Interstate
Commission for Water Coordination (ICWC), Interstate Sustainable Development
Commission (ISDC), and partnership with other international organizations
and donors. In this context, using its network of expertise and country
offices around the world, UNDP will bring the experience of water basin
management from other parts of the world.

The Governance Advisor will report to a Steering Committee composed of the
five UNDP Resident Representatives in Central Asia, the Regional Bureau for
Europe and CIS/NY and a representative of the regional environment
governance programme in RSC/Bratislava. The Steering Committee is
responsible for the overall co-ordination and management of the Central Asia
strategy, including policy guidance and review. The Steering Committee will
meet three times a year and approve the annual work plan of the Water
Resource Management Advisor, monitor progress and provide guidance to the
work under the environment pillar.

The Adviser will work closely with the Executive Committee (EC) of IFAS and
its bodies (ICWC and ISDC) on policy issues related to coordination and
co-operation on water resource issues in Central Asia. The Adviser will
participate in programme formulation in the field of efficient water
resources use and management. The Advisor will coordinate with Headquarters
departments and programmes as needed, including the UN Task Force on Water
and Sanitation.  More specifically, the Advisor will undertake the following
short-term and long-term duties and responsibilities:

Required skills and experience

Qualifications/background:

 * Doctoral or master's degree in environmental sciences, in particular on
   water resources management.
 * At least ten years of relevant professional experience.
 * Knowledge of economic, political and social situation in Central Asia.
 * Knowledge of environmental issues in Central Asia and its regional
   institutions for environmental management.

Competencies:

 * Strong networking skills and demonstrated ability to liaise and involve
   partners including government officials, scientific institutions, NGOs and
   private sector.
 * Familiarity with UNDP and UN system desirable.
 * Experience with international organizations/projects/programmes.
 * Effective communication with staff at all levels of the organization, and
   competence in handling external relations at all levels.
 * Sensitivity, tact and diplomacy, and confidence in handling confidential
   and politically sensitive issues.
 * Excellent analytical skills.
 * Capability to work under deadline pressure and to take on a range of tasks.
 * Ability to work in a team, to motivate other team members, and to balance
   the inputs and work of team members.
 * Self-motivation and ability to recommend options for resolutions of issues.

Technical skills:

 * Full working knowledge of spoken and written English, including the
   ability to draft and edit project documents, funding proposals,
   correspondence and briefings.
 * Fluency in spoken Russian; writing ability is highly desired.
 * Excellent computer skills, including full working knowledge of standard
   word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software packages.

JOB- Chief of Party/Program Director, CSSI Program, IREX, Tashkent

Posted by: Bruce Papendick <bpapendick(a)irex.org>
Posted: 2 Apr 2003


TITLE: Chief of Party/Program Director
REPORTS TO: Director, Partnerships and Training Division-Washington, DC
POSITION LOCATION: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Position open to US citizens and 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. For more information on IREX, please visit 
<www.irex.org>.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

IREX seeks US citizen applicants for the position of Chief of Party 
(COP)/Program Director. His/her services will be solicited on a full-time 
basis to manage the USAID-funded Civil Society Support Initiative in 
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The three-year program will provide technical 
assistance to strengthen and enhance the sustainability of indigenous civic 
organizations in the two countries as well as to improve the legal 
environment for civil society. The project will continue USAID's core 
program of supporting and establishing a regional network of intermediary 
support organizations called Civil Society Support Centers (CSSCs) in 
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. Through 
institutional grants and a training program, the project will enable the 
CSSCs to: host a resource center for civil society actors; play a lead role 
in managing an NGO training program in their community; liaise with the 
international donor community; and manage a small grants program.

The COP/Program Director will direct and oversee all work performed
under a Cooperative Agreement with USAID. The position will be based in
Uzbekistan, but will involve significant travel to Tajikistan and some
travel to other Central Asian countries to work with CSSCs.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

 * Manage of the Civil Society Support Initiative program in
   Uzbekistan and Tajikistan including overall supervision of local staff,
   managing office operations, and providing monthly fiscal and program
   reports for program activities;
 * Manage and monitor all program components - training, technical
   assistance, grant-giving;
 * Conduct program outreach and recruitment;
 * Approve and submit to USAID all proposed workplans, staffing
   plans, and budgets;
 * Oversee the quality, cost, and timeliness of performance of all
   work performed under this Cooperative Agreement; and
 * Collaborate with the implementing organization for the CSSI
   program in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan to share program
   results and coordinate efforts.


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 within Central Asia. Other specific qualifications should 
include at a minimum:

 * Significant professional experience managing NGO and/or civil
   society-strengthening projects in the former Soviet Union, preferably in
   Central Asia;
 * Ability to manage multiple activities dealing with complex
   issues related to NGO management and civil society development
   simultaneously;
 * Strong experience designing and implementing NGO training
   programs and program evaluation;
 * A minimum of three years experience working with USG funding
   agencies in a management capacity (USAID experience strongly preferred);
 * A master's degree in a relevant discipline;
 * Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and the
   ability to negotiate with local and foreign experts, managers and
   government officials to ensure the successful completion of project
   activities;
 * Basic understanding of political, economic, and social issues in
   Central Asia;
 * Knowledge of computers and relevant software (MS Office, Excel,
   etc.);
 * Fluency in Russian or a Central Asian language.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Email: resumes(a)irex.org (please include PTD/COP/PD/SV/21-03 in the
subject line)
Fax: (202) 628-8189

NO PHONE CALLS

EOE

JOB- Programme Coordinator, Caucasus Media Institute, Tbilisi

Posted by: Vicken Cheterian <vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 1 Apr 2003


Position: Media Project Coordinator, Tbilisi

Caucasus Media Institute
Demirchyan Pagughi 23
375002 Yerevan, ARMENIA
Tel: +374 1 540631/540632

The Caucasus Media Institute is a Swiss funded project to develop
professional journalism in the Caucasus. In its first stage, CMI has
established its activities in Yerevan, providing a yearly course addressed
to novice reporters, specialized workshops for mid-career journalists, and
research program to provide background material for reporters.

CMI is currently looking for a qualified and motivated professional to
develop and coordinate our media projects in Tbilisi, Georgia. This position
is a full-time position, and includes the following responsibilities:

 * Organize workshops addressed to mid-career professionals from
   Georgia, as well as Armenia and Azerbaijan;

 * Coordinate activities of the Caucasus Media Institute with media
   structures in Georgia;

 * Recruit students to follow yearly courses of the CMI in Yerevan;

 * Develop the CMI represe4ntation in Tbilisi;

 * Direct and carryout research on the media sector of the three
   Caucasus republics.

The ideal candidate should have:

 * Five years or more of practice in journalism, as reporter and
   editor preferably in the print media;

 * Experience in running trainings and courses in journalism;

 * Theoretical knowledge of mass media theories, and knowledge of the
   realities of post-Soviet media practice;

 * Computer literacy;

 * Fluent in Georgian and Russian. English is a plus;

 * Ability to work independently, flexible, taking initiatives and
   assuming responsibility;

 * Proven organizational and management skills.

To apply, send:

 * Your CV;

 * Sample articles and publications.

For more information, contact: <vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org>

The Caucasus Media Institute is a project funded by the Swiss Agency for
Development and Cooperation, and implemented by CIMERA.

JOB- Media Expert, Caucasus Media Institute, Yerevan

Posted by: Vicken Cheterian <vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 1 Apr 2003


Position: Head of Media Unit at the Caucasus Media Institute, Yerevan

Caucasus Media Institute
Demirchyan Pakughi 23
375002 Yerevan
ARMENIA
Tel. 00374 1 56 88 60
E-mail: <contact(a)caucasusmedia.org>

We are looking for an expert in Mass Media to coordinate our media projects
at the Caucasus Media Institute, in Yerevan. This position includes the
following responsibilities:

 * Provide 4 hour weekly classes on genres of journalism, and
   practical training on post-graduate level;

 * Organize and lead workshops on media topics addressing the
   training needs of mid-career professionals;

 * Direct and carryout research on the media sector of the three
   Caucasus republics.

The ideal candidate should have:

 * Five years or more of practice in journalism, as reporter and
   editor;

 * Experience in running trainings and courses in journalism;

 * Theoretical knowledge of mass media theories, and knowledge of the
   realities of post-Soviet media practice;

 * Fluency in Russian and English. Knowledge of South Caucasus
   languages is a plus.

To apply, send:

 * Your CV

 * Sample articles

The post is considered for at least 12 months.

For more information, contact: <vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org>

The Caucasus Media Institute is a project funded by the Swiss Agency for
Development and Cooperation, and implemented by Swiss NGO, CIMERA.

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