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5. Job Opportunities
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JOB- OSCE Positions in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan

Posted by: Leslie Smith <LSmith(a)paegroup.com>
Posted: 2 Sep 2004


Programme Co-ordinator, Training Focal Point, Tajikistan.
Vacancy #VNTAJS00004.
Closes Friday, Sept 3.
For more information please go to: 
http://www.osce.org/employment/generate.php3?vn_id=1810

Human Dimension Officer, Turkmenistan.
Vacancy#VNTURS00001.
Closes Wednesday, Sept 8.
For more information please go to: 
http://www.osce.org/employment/generate.php3?vn_id=1815

Any interested/qualified individuals (holding US citizenship) should fill 
out an online profile immediately (at www.pae-react.com), to include these 
vacancy numbers.

Best Regards,
Leslie Smith
REACT Recruiter/Administrator
Web: www.pae-react.com

JOB- Multilingual Education Project Director, CIMERA, Central Asia

Posted by: Vicken Cheterian <vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 31 Aug 2004


Vacancy Notice:

Project Director for the Multilingual Education in Central Asia project

CIMERA (www.cimera.org) is looking for:

A Project Director, who will direct the project Multilingual Education in 
Central Asia (MLE project). The project together with local NGOs, two 
Ministries of Education and other organisations, implements multilingual 
education models in preschools and primary schools in Kyrgyzstan and 
Tajikistan (the Ferghana Valley and the Khatlon oblast). The Project 
Director will be based preferably in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) or Bishkek 
(Kyrgyzstan). Entry on duty: October 1st 2004 or as soon as possible.

Tasks:

 - Overall responsibility for the implementation of the MLE project;

 - Reporting to and negotiating with donors;

 - Networking: Establish and maintain contacts with non-governmental, 
   governmental and international organisations in order to facilitate 
   co-operation and contact on educational and minority-related issues;

 - Monitor progress including on-site monitoring of activities and 
   coordinate regular programme reports;

 - Monitor programme finances and coordinate regular financial reports;

 - Supervise the locally recruited staff;

 - Develop teaching methodology;

 - Project development and fundraising;

Necessary Qualifications:

 - University degree in Social or Political Science, Pedagogy, Business 
   Administration or other related field;

 - Minimum 3 years of professional experience, including at least 1 year of 
   field experience, in design, formulation and management of development 
   projects;

 - Work experience in the area of the Former Soviet Union, specifically 
   Central Asia desirable;

 - Experience in supervising local staff;

 - Excellent knowledge of English and Russian required, other relevant 
   languages (Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek) an asset;

 - Computer literacy;

 - Very good communication and analytical skills and initiative;

 - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with 
   people of different national and cultural backgrounds;

 - Ability to work responsibly with little immediate supervision;

 - Interest in educational matters and experience in language teaching or 
   knowledge of teaching methodology an asset;

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (CV, 
letter of application, recommendations) to:

Mrs Chinara Abdysakieva
Director
CIMERA in Kyrgyzstan
Erkindik 35/9
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Applicants are encouraged to send their applications by email to 
chinara.abdysakieva(a)cimera.org

Deadline for applications: September 15th 2004

JOB- Research Fellow, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Posted by: Keji Aseru <kaseru(a)iis.ac.uk>
Posted: 24 Aug 2004


The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Research Fellow
Central Asian Studies Unit

The Institute of Ismaili Studies promotes scholarship and learning on Islam, 
with an emphasis on Shi'ism in general and its Ismaili tariqah (path) in 
particular, and a better understanding of their relationship with other 
faiths and societies.  Its programmes, informed by the full range of 
diversity within Islam, explore the relationship of religious ideas to 
broader dimensions of society and culture, paying particular attention to 
issues of modernity.  It also encourages an interdisciplinary approach to 
the study of Islamic history and thought.  In pursuit of its objectives, the 
Institute collaborates with other institutions of learning.

Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow within the Central 
Asian Studies Unit.  The role calls for a well-organised, dynamic scholar 
with a track record of successful completion of research projects and 
publications and excellent IT, communication and interpersonal skills.  An 
integral part of the role will involve him/her working closely with the 
Coordinator of the Unit to research and implement education activities in 
and around Central Asia.

Applicants must have at least PhD or comparative qualification in 
Anthropology, Education, Islamic Studies, Law, Political Sciences or 
Sociology.  The post holder will be involved with conducting and publishing 
high quality research.  The role calls for extensive experience of 
conducting research in Central Asian countries (i.e., Afghanistan, Eastern 
Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Northern Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Western China).  
Applicants must also have a minimum of three years working and living 
experience in Central Asia and knowledge of at least one Central Asian 
language (preference will be given to Dari, Farsi, Russian and Tajiki) and 
excellent command of English. The ability to read old Persian manuscripts 
will be an advantage.

The post holder would be based in London; however the role involves 
extensive travel, particularly to Central Asia.  The post is for a two year 
tenure commencing in spring 2005.

To apply, send CV, covering letter and samples of scholarly work and/or 
research to:

Miss Keji Aseru
Personnel Officer
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
42-44 Grosvenor Gardens
London
SW1W 0EB
United Kingdom

E-mail: kaseru(a)iis.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 30th September 2004.

JOB- Research Assistant, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Posted by: Keji Aseru <kaseru(a)iis.ac.uk>
Posted: 24 Aug 2004


The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Research Assistant
Central Asian Studies Unit

The Institute of Ismaili Studies promotes scholarship and learning on Islam, 
with an emphasis on Shi'ism in general and its Ismaili tariqah (path) in 
particular, and a better understanding of their relationship with other 
faiths and societies.  Its programmes, informed by the full range of 
diversity within Islam, explore the relationship of religious ideas to 
broader dimensions of society and culture, paying particular attention to 
issues of modernity.  It also encourages an interdisciplinary approach to 
the study of Islamic history and thought.  In pursuit of its objectives, the 
Institute collaborates with other institutions of learning.

Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant for a two-year 
period to support the research, educational and translation activities 
related to Central Asian Studies, with a focus on Western China.  This 
assignment entails extensive travel, particularly to China and other parts 
of Central Asia.  The Research Assistant will report to the Coordinator of 
the Central Asian Studies Unit.

The applicants must meet the following criteria:

 - Have an MA degree in social sciences, Islamic Studies, Anthropology, or 
   Sociology, preferably from a Western University.
 - Knowledge of research methodology and experience of conducting research 
   in a Central Asian country (such as, Tajikistan, Kyrgizstan, Northern 
   Pakistan, Afghanistan, Eastern Iran and Western China). Samples of papers 
   and/or scholarly work and research should be submitted with the application.
 - A minimum of three year's working experience in western China, knowledge 
   of Ismaili Muslim community in that part of the world, as well as 
   proficiency in one or more Central Asian languages (preference will be
given 
   to Farsi, Dari, Tajiki, Sarikoli and Wakhi). Applicants will also need to 
   have an excellent command of English and computer skills.
 - Excellent communication skills, ability to be a team player, and an 
   awareness of issues of development in Muslim societies.

To apply, send CV, covering letter and samples of scholarly work and/or 
research to:

Miss Keji Aseru
Personnel Officer
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
42-44 Grosvenor Gardens
London
SW1W 0EB
United Kingdom

E-mail: kaseru(a)iis.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 30th September 2004.

JOB- Poverty and Participation Specialist, JUST Consultants, Tajikistan

Posted by: JUST Consultants <info(a)stc-japan.com>
Posted: 23 Aug 2004


[For citizens of Tajikistan]

Job Opportunity for Tajikistan National Consultant for the position of 
Poverty and Participation Specialist in Tajikistan

Japan Soft Tech Consultants (JUST Consultants) is a Japan-based consulting 
firm providing services in the fields of health, education, finance and 
banking, social protection, gender development, early childhood development, 
and community development. Our vision is to partner with national and 
international development agencies to reduce poverty with sustainable 
development. Please visit our website at www.stc-japan.com for detailed 
information.

We have been short listed for Asian Development Bank (ADB) Technical 
Assistance (TA) Strengthening Planning and Policy Dialogue for Health Sector 
Reform Project for Tajikistan. The TA will support building management 
information systems for informed policy dialogue, decision-making, and 
monitoring. The TA will serve as a central policy tool to improve the MOH's 
planning and budgeting and support reform in the health sector. The 
Technical Assistance (TA) will develop (i) the Health Management Information 
System (HMIS) framework and action plans at the Ministry of Health (MOH), 
region, and district levels; (ii) provide a basis for planning, monitoring, 
and measuring system performance and reforms; and (iii) provide a monitoring 
and policy dialogue mechanism between the Government and external agencies. 
The TA will conduct an in-depth survey in pilot districts to obtain accurate 
and disaggregated baseline database for the health sector. The TA will 
technically orient ADB Health Sector Reform Project (HSRP)'s HMIS component. 
Based on the outputs, the HSRP will establish HMIS, conduct training 
nationwide, and facilitate policy dialogue on reforms.

A team of international and local consultants will implement the TA. The TA 
will provide 5.75 person-months of international consulting services in the 
areas of HMIS, surveys, and in poverty assessment and community 
participation. The TA will also provide 14 person-months of domestic 
consulting services, and in poverty assessment and community participation.

We are looking for a Tajikistan National Consultant for the position of 
Poverty and Participation Specialist (Domestic, 2 person-months)

The consultant will work with International Poverty and Participation 
Specialist and will undertake these tasks:

(i) Review health service-seeking behavior among the poor and vulnerable, 
    and analyze barriers that prevent them from using health services, 
    especially barriers to women seeking access to health services.

(ii) Advise the HMIS and survey teams on monitoring/survey indicators and 
     methodologies that can effectively identify access to and use of health 
     services among the poor and vulnerable.

(iii) Advise HMIS and survey teams on the role and modalities of community 
      participation in improving data quality.

We are looking for competent and experienced domestic consultant (Tajikistan 
national) who must have extensive working experience in the relevant field 
and strong ability in working with multi-disciplinary team, project 
preparation, workshop organization, stakeholder consultations, data 
collection and analysis, report writing, and strong analytical and writing 
skills.

Only professional consultants from Tajikistan those preferably have 
familiarity with ADB TAs and working experience for similar projects are 
requested to apply. Interested candidates are requested to submit their 
detailed updated CV, if possible in ADB CV format, to Takashi Hashimoto at 
info(a)stc-japan.com

Takashi Hashimoto
Director for Business Development and Consultants Coordination Division
Japan Soft Tech Consultants (JUST Consultants)
A-101 Berdure, 13-25 Mannarihigashimachi
Okayama 700-0072
Japan

E-mail: info(a)stc-japan.com
Website: www.stc-japan.com

JOB- Health Management Information System Specialist, JUST Consultants, Tajikistan

Posted by: JUST Consultants <info(a)stc-japan.com>
Posted: 20 Aug 2004


Job Opportunity for Tajikistan National Consultant for the position of 
Health Management Information System (HMIS) Specialist in Tajikistan

Japan Soft Tech Consultants (JUST Consultants) is a Japan-based consulting 
firm providing services in the fields of health, education, finance and 
banking, social protection, gender development, early childhood development, 
and community development. Our vision is to partner with national and 
international development agencies to reduce poverty with sustainable 
development. Please visit our website at www.stc-japan.com for detailed 
information.

We have been short listed for Asian Development Bank (ADB) Technical 
Assistance (TA) Strengthening Planning and Policy Dialogue for Health Sector 
Reform Project for Tajikistan. The TA will support building management 
information systems for informed policy dialogue, decision-making, and 
monitoring. The TA will serve as a central policy tool to improve the MOH's 
planning and budgeting and support reform in the health sector. The 
Technical Assistance (TA) will develop (i) the Health Management Information 
System (HMIS) framework and action plans at the Ministry of Health (MOH), 
region, and district levels; (ii) provide a basis for planning, monitoring, 
and measuring system performance and reforms; and (iii) provide a monitoring 
and policy dialogue mechanism between the Government and external agencies. 
The TA will conduct an in-depth survey in pilot districts to obtain accurate 
and disaggregated baseline database for the health sector. The TA will 
technically orient ADB Health Sector Reform Project (HSRP)'s  HMIS 
component. Based on the outputs, the HSRP will establish HMIS, conduct 
training nationwide, and facilitate policy dialogue on reforms.

A team of international and local consultants will implement the TA. The TA 
will provide 5.75 person-months of international consulting services in the 
areas of HMIS, surveys, and in poverty assessment and community 
participation. The TA will also provide 14 person-months of domestic 
consulting services, and in poverty assessment and community participation.

We are looking for a Tajikistan National Consultant for the position of 
Health Management Information System (HMIS) Specialist (Domestic, 5 
person-months)

The consultant will work with International HMIS Specialist and will 
undertake these tasks:

(i) Assess the current HMIS in the country in terms of a list of data 
currently collected, east of data collection, gaps in data collected, 
usefulness of data collected, reflection of gender concerns, actual use of 
information at all levels, capacity of staff to effectively analyze data, 
and accuracy of data.
(ii) Propose an HMIS framework with minimum database set, cost-effective 
data collection methods, and a scheme to monitor and improve data quality 
that takes into account the planning/management/monitoring purpose and 
reform agenda.
(iii) Organize initial training in HMIS for the key MOH officials.
(iv) Organize a national conference to finalize the HMIS framework.
(v) Develop training curriculum for data collection, analysis.
(vi) For pilot districts, design with survey teams a comprehensive 
monitoring plan that entails regular surveys, expanded HMIS to be added on 
the national HMIS with indicators monitoring pilot activities and small ad 
hoc surveys as necessary.

We are looking for competent and experienced domestic consultant (Tajikistan 
national) who must have extensive working experience in the relevant field 
and strong ability in working with multi-disciplinary team, project 
preparation, workshop organization, stakeholder consultations, data 
collection and analysis, report writing, and strong analytical and writing 
skills.

Only professional consultants from Tajikistan those preferably have 
familiarity with ADB TAs and working experience for similar projects are 
requested to apply. Interested candidates are requested to submit their 
detailed updated CV, if possible in ADB CV format, to Takashi Hashimoto at 
info(a)stc-japan.com

Takashi Hashimoto
Director for Business Development and Consultants Coordination Division
Japan Soft Tech Consultants (JUST Consultants)
A-101 Berdure, 13-25 Mannarihigashimachi
Okayama 700-0072
Japan

E-mail: info(a)stc-japan.com
Website: www.stc-japan.com

JOB- Survey Specialist, JUST Consultants, Tajikistan (for citizens of Tajikistan)

Posted by: JUST Consultants <info(a)stc-japan.com>
Posted: 20 Aug 2004


Job Opportunity for Tajikistan National Consultant for the position of 
Survey Specialist in Tajikistan

Japan Soft Tech Consultants (JUST Consultants) is a Japan-based consulting 
firm providing services in the fields of health, education, finance and 
banking, social protection, gender development, early childhood development, 
and community development. Our vision is to partner with national and 
international development agencies to reduce poverty with sustainable 
development. Please visit our website at www.stc-japan.com for detailed 
information.

We have been short listed for Asian Development Bank (ADB) Technical 
Assistance (TA) Strengthening Planning and Policy Dialogue for Health Sector 
Reform Project for Tajikistan. The TA will support building management 
information systems for informed policy dialogue, decision-making, and 
monitoring. The TA will serve as a central policy tool to improve the MOH's 
planning and budgeting and support reform in the health sector. The 
Technical Assistance (TA) will develop (i) the Health Management Information 
System (HMIS) framework and action plans at the Ministry of Health (MOH), 
region, and district levels; (ii) provide a basis for planning, monitoring, 
and measuring system performance and reforms; and (iii) provide a monitoring 
and policy dialogue mechanism between the Government and external agencies. 
The TA will conduct an in-depth survey in pilot districts to obtain accurate 
and disaggregated baseline database for the health sector. The TA will 
technically orient ADB Health Sector Reform Project (HSRP)'s HMIS component. 
Based on the outputs, the HSRP will establish HMIS, conduct training 
nationwide, and facilitate policy dialogue on reforms.

A team of international and local consultants will implement the TA. The TA 
will provide 5.75 person-months of international consulting services in the 
areas of HMIS, surveys, and in poverty assessment and community 
participation. The TA will also provide 14 person-months of domestic 
consulting services, and in poverty assessment and community participation.

We are looking for a Tajikistan National Consultant for the position of 
Survey Specialist (Domestic, 5 person-months)

The consultant will work with International Survey Specialist and will 
undertake these tasks:

(i) Work with the HMIS team to design a comprehensive monitoring system and 
plan as above in the pilot districts.
(ii) Design the baseline data survey, train survey staff, supervise the 
start of the survey, analyze the survey results, and make a report in pilot 
districts.
(iii) Identify and design small ad hoc surveys on access to use of health 
services among the poor.

We are looking for competent and experienced domestic consultant (Tajikistan 
national) who must have extensive working experience in the relevant field 
and strong ability in working with multi-disciplinary team, project 
preparation, workshop organization, stakeholder consultations, data 
collection and analysis, report writing, and strong analytical and writing 
skills.

Only professional consultants from Tajikistan those preferably have 
familiarity with ADB TAs and working experience for similar projects are 
requested to apply. Interested candidates are requested to submit their 
detailed updated CV, if possible in ADB CV format, to Takashi Hashimoto at 
info(a)stc-japan.com

Takashi Hashimoto
Director for Business Development and Consultants Coordination Division
Japan Soft Tech Consultants (JUST Consultants)
A-101 Berdure, 13-25 Mannarihigashimachi
Okayama 700-0072
Japan

E-mail: info(a)stc-japan.com
Website: www.stc-japan.com

JOB- Ass't. Professor, Central Asian History (8th-9th c.), Indiana University

Posted by: The Inner Asian & Uralic Nat'l Resource Ctr. <iaau(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 9 Aug 2004


Position Announcement

Indiana University Central Eurasian Studies Department seeks a tenure-track 
Assistant Professor in Central Asian history in the Islamic period (8th-19th 
centuries) commencing 2005-2006.

Applicants need a strong record in the study of Central Asia and its history 
(preferably with research focus on 18th-19th centuries, down to the Russian 
conquest), reading knowledge of Persian and Chaghatay Turkic, and experience 
with manuscript sources. Proficiency in Russian and one or more of the 
modern literary languages of Central Asia are considered a plus. Candidates 
should have Ph.D. at time of appointment and demonstrate commitment to 
contributing to one of the world's leading programs in Central Asian Studies.

Send letter of application plus three reference letters and samples of 
published or in-press work to:

Elliot Sperling, CEUS Chair
1011 East Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
USA

Applications received by November 1, 2004 are assured full consideration.

Indiana
University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and is 
committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity 
of our academic community.

JOB- Kyrgyz Interpreter, Philadelphia Int'l Visitors Council, May 10-27, 2005

Posted by: Helen Faller <hmfaller(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 29 Jul 2004


The Philadelphia International Visitors Council requires the services of a 
Kyrgyz interpreter from May 10-27 2005. Certification by or experience 
working with the State Department or other US government agencies required. 
IVC pays the State Department rate for consecutive interpretation. IVC will 
provide hotel accommodation in Philadelphia for the duration of the 
interpreter's stay.

The interpreter should live in the New York or Washington area.

Interested parties please forward a resume describing your interpreting 
qualifications and experience to Helen Faller at hmfaller(a)hotmail.com.

JOB- Ass't Research Coordinator, Ctr. for Economic & Social Studies, Tashkent

Posted by: PR-Assistant <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 23 Jul 2004


Vacancy Announcement # 104/2004

For Citizens of Uzbekistan

Project UZB/97/008, Center for Economic and Social Studies

Post Title: Assistant Research Coordinator

Duty Station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Duration: 5 months, with possible extension

Supervisor: Research Coordinator - Uktam Abdurakhmanov

Background

CESS is involved into number of researches devoted to poverty analysis and 
statistics related issues. The recent projects implemented within Social 
Policy Unit of CESS are:

 - Linking Macroeconomic Policy to Poverty Reduction in Uzbekistan, UNDP
 - Basic Prerequisites for Microcrediting Development in Uzbekistan, 
   UNDP/SIG Programme
 - Family Assets Mobilization, UNDP
 - Comprehensive Medium Term Strategy for Improving the Living Standards of 
   the People of Uzbekistan, ADB TA Project

In August, 2004, CESS is planning to launch another three new projects in 
this area, i.e. An Employment Generation Strategy for Uzbekistan and Land 
Reform and National Poverty Reduction Strategy that will be financed by 
Global Poverty Reduction Trust Fund, and Design of Sustainable Social 

Protection Schemes under Energy Sector Reforms in Uzbekistan, that will be 
financed by WB Energy Sector Management Assistance Program.

In these regard CESS is to recruit Assistant Research Coordinator, who will 
provide research assistance to ongoing and forthcoming researches, 
incorporating findings of SPU researches into the planned projects.

Post Profile:

Under the direct supervision of the Research Coordinator the incumbent will 
bear responsibility for implementation and interrelation of ongoing and 
organization of forthcoming Social Policy Unit s components and fulfil the 
following duties and responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 - To identify, collect and analyse economic and social data related to the 
   SPU Projects;
 - To undertake bibliographic and documentary research in order to support 
   ADB TA Project s Statistical Component, An Employment Generation Strategy 
   for Uzbekistan , Land Reform and National Poverty Reduction Strategy and 
   Design of Sustainable Social Protection Schemes under Energy Sector Reforms 
   in Uzbekistan projects;
 - To identify the Research Team of National Consultants for above-mentioned 
   projects;
 - To establish a liaison of completed, ongoing and planned SPU projects and 
   incorporate findings of SPU researches into forthcoming projects;
 - To assist organising a workshops, round tables and conferences involving 
   specialists from Government, NGOs, mass media and other parts of civil
society;
 - To liase with UNDP Office in the process of implementation of the 
   components;
 - To ensure preparation of all managerial and financial documents related 
   to the implementation of the activities in accordance UNDP rules and 
   regulations as well as with the Manual for National Execution (NEX);
 - To perform other duties as may be required.

Required skills and competencies:

 - Bachelor s degree in Economics (Master s degree in economics is an asset).
 - 2 years of practical experience in analytical and policy sphere. Work 
   experience in any international development organization is an advantage;
 - Strong communication skills, client-orientation, ability to work in a team.
 - Initiative, analytical judgement, ability to work under pressure, ethics 
   and honesty.
 - Ability to use information and communication technology as a tool and 
   resource.
 - Fluency in English, Uzbek and Russian

Applicants should fill in the UN Personal History Form, which is available 
at the reception of the UNDP Office or at http://www.undp.uz. Applications 
in sealed envelopes should be received by the reception of UNDP Office in 
Uzbekistan, 4 Taras Shevchenko str., 700029, Tashkent, latest by 04 August, 
2004.

Citizens of Uzbekistan are only eligible to apply. Applicants are requested 
to quote the number of vacancy announcement (see above) on the envelope. 
Only successful candidate will be contacted.

JOB- Content Coordinator, UzDG, Tashkent (for Uzbek Citizens)

Posted by: PR-Assistant <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 22 Jul 2004


Vacancy Announcement
Project UZB/97/008, Centre for Economic and Social Studies

Job Title: Content Coordinator for the Uzbekistan Development Gateway 
Component.

Duration: 3.5 months.

Duty Station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Supervisor: Uzbekistan Development Gateway component Coordinator.

Expected entry on duty: September 11, 2004

Application Deadline: August 4, 2004

Background:

Uzbekistan Development Gateway (UzDG) is a joint, not-for-profit product of 
partnership of the key government agencies, UNDP, the World Bank, the 
Development Gateway Foundation, the Centre for Economic Research, and other 
third parties and key partners. The mission of UzDG is to facilitate 
e-development in Uzbekistan by providing products and services for both 
local and international communities, including a highly integrated and 
comprehensive Internet portal, which is an online resource on social and 
economic development issues from which users are able to access information, 
resources, tools, and services as well.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Content Coordinator for the Uzbekistan Development Gateway component, acting 
as Internet Project Content Chief Redactor, will be in charge of identifying 
all appropriate information sources and potential content partners to 
provide information to be posted on the website and direct all related 
activities. Under direct supervision of UzDG component coordinator, the 
Content Coordinator will bear overall responsibility for organization and 
implementation of relevant activities and fulfill the following duties and 
responsibilities:

 - Formatting content group task team;
 - Coordinate activities of the UzDG Topic Specialist, supervise activities 
   of other UzDG related components Topic Specialists
 - Developing content in Russian language.
 - Identifying and developing the content topics to be placed on the website;
 - Assessing all available information resources for the content of the 
   website;
 - Searching, selecting, posting, monitoring and editing website content;
 - Providing qualified assessment of the content posted on the website;
 - Collecting links to various internet resources to be placed on the website;
 - Ensuring reliance of the posted content with quality standards and common 
   ethical norms;
 - Organizations of seminar, training sessions, round table and other events;
 - Identifying and building partner relations with relevant content providers;
 - Organization and monitoring of content development decentralization;
 - Ensuring regular updating of information on the website;
 - Cooperating with partners to improve coordination, share clients, split 
   media costs;
 - Participating in update of UzDG business plan;
 - Providing timely and comprehensive activity reports to supervisor on 
   Content team activity;
 - Participate in revenue-oriented projects when required;
 - Performing other duties as requested by the UzDG component coordinator.

Qualifications:

 - Higher education (Master s degree, preferably in Economics or Journalism);
 - Computer literacy;
 - Fluency in Russian; knowledge of Uzbek and English is an asset;
 - Good interpersonal and communication skills;
 - Ability to work in stressful conditions;
 - Not less than 3 years experience in the sphere of research, 
   socio-economic development, or editorial activity

Applicants should fill in the UN Personal History Form, which is available 
at the reception of the UNDP Office or at http://www.undp.uz.

Applications in sealed envelopes should be received by the reception of UNDP 
Office in Uzbekistan, 4 Taras Shevchenko str., 700029, Tashkent, latest by 
04 August, 2004.

Citizens of Uzbekistan are only eligible to apply. Applicants are requested 
to quote the number of the vacancy announcement (see above) on the envelope. 
Only successful candidate will be contacted.

JOB- Business Development Coordinator, UzDG, Tashkent (for Uzbek Citizens)

Posted by: PR-Assistant <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 22 Jul 2004


Vacancy Announcement
Project UZB/97/008, Centre for Economic and Social Studies

Job Title: Business Development Coordinator for Uzbekistan Development 
Gateway component

Project Title: Project UZB/97/008, Centre on Economic and Social Studies

Duration: 4.5 months with 3-month probation period

Duty Station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Supervision: Uzbekistan Development Gateway Component Coordinator

Expected entry on duty: August 16, 2004

Application Deadline: August 4, 2004

Background:

Uzbekistan Development Gateway (UzDG) is a joint, not-for-profit product of 
partnership of the key government agencies, UNDP, the World Bank, the 
Development Gateway Foundation, the Centre for Economic Research, and other 
third parties and key partners. The mission of UzDG is to facilitate 
e-development in Uzbekistan by providing products and services for both 
local and international communities, including a highly integrated and 
comprehensive Internet portal, which is an online resource on social and 
economic development issues from which users are able to access information, 
resources, tools, and services as well.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The main task of the Business Development Coordinator for the Uzbekistan 
Development Gateway component is ensuring transition of the component to 
self-sustaining operations and all activities related to marketing 
(advertising, promotions, marketing research), public relations, partnership 
building, fundraising, developing new and current revenue oriented component 
activities, and registration of UzDG portal in search engines and catalogs.

Under direct supervision of UzDG component coordinator, the Business 
Development Coordinator will bear overall responsibility for organization 
and implementation of relevant activities and fulfill the following duties 
and responsibilities:

 - Partnership building;
 - Fundraising;
 - Supervising marketing campaigns;
 - Planning and testing new products and services;
 - Developing and implementing fundraising strategy;
 - Conducting meetings and negotiations with stakeholders;
 - Organizations of seminar, training sessions, round table and other events;
 - Institutional development;
 - Preparation of UzDG Midterm report, Evaluation and Final reports;
 - Development of project documentation for additional financing;
 - Design and launch of various revenue-oriented projects;
 - Updating and implementing UzDG Business Plan;
 - Other related activities.

Qualifications:

 - Higher education (Master s degree in Business Administration is an asset);
 - 3-5 years of managerial experience, preferably in TA projects related to 
   the economy development;
 - Computer literacy;
 - Fundraising experience;
 - Fluency in English and Russian, Uzbek is a plus;
 - Good interpersonal and communication skills;
 - Ability to work in stressful conditions.

Applicants should fill in the UN Personal History Form, which is available 
at the reception of the UNDP Office or at http://www.undp.uz.

Applications in sealed envelopes should be received by the reception of UNDP 
Office in Uzbekistan, 4 Taras Shevchenko str., 700029, Tashkent, latest by 
04 August, 2004.

Citizens of Uzbekistan are only eligible to apply. Applicants are requested 
to quote the number of vacancy announcement (see above) on the envelope. 
Only successful candidate will be contacted.

JOB- Program Assistant, Women's Learning Partnership, Bethesda, MD

Posted by: Women's Learning Partnership <wlp(a)learningpartnership.org>
Posted: 20 Jul 2004


Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) Job Opportunity: Program Assistant

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) is an international, non-governmental
organization (NGO) established to advance communication and cooperation
among the women of the world in order to protect human rights, facilitate
sustainable development, and promote peace. WLP's programs promote women's
leadership and participation in civil society, and women's equal engagement
in the production and exchange of information and resources worldwide. To
achieve these goals, WLP implements women's leadership and capacity-building
programs in cooperation with partner organizations primarily in Africa,
Asia, and the Middle East.

Job Description:

WLP's Program Assistant is based at WLP headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland
(in the Washington DC metro area) and is responsible for assisting with
administrating WLP's projects and print material development.

Responsibilities include:

 * Liaising with WLP's partner organizations in Afghanistan, Cameroon,
   India, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria,
   Palestine, the Philippines, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Zimbabwe;
 * Assisting with coordinating the production of culture-specific language
   editions of leadership training handbooks, multimedia materials, and other
   training tools, including working with writers, reviewers, translators,
   editors, graphic designers, and printers;
 * Gathering program results from the field and preparing reports to funders;
 * Assisting with planning and implementing international conferences and
   meetings

Qualifications:

 * Dedication to women's empowerment; at least two years professional
   experience in international development or human rights; experience working

   on programs or policies to advance women's status; familiarity with the
   politics, history, and cultures in Africa, or the Middle East, or Asia;
   strong writing skills;
 * proficiency in computers/word processing; excellent organizational
   skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure;
 * ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds; and
   creativity and flexibility.

Preferred Skills:

 * Foreign language skills (Arabic and/or French strongly preferred);
 * advanced degree in international development or political science.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent medical,
dental, and retirement benefits.

Please send your resume, writing samples, and a list of three references to:

Job Search/Program Assistant
Women's Learning Partnership
4343 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 201
Bethesda, MD 20814
Fax: (1) 301-654-2775
Email: wlp(a)learningpartnership.org (Subject: Application for Program
Assistant position)
Web: www.learningpartnership.org

No calls please.

JOB- Lecturer in Central Asian/Caucasian Studies, Columbia University

Posted by: Kevin P. Hallinan <kph2(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 16 Jul 2004


Lecturer in Central Asian/Caucasian Studies
Columbia University

Applications are invited for a lecturer position in Central Asian/Caucasian
Studies.  Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and
curriculum development; have at least five years' experience teaching Uzbek
at a University level; be able to teach advanced Uzbek language and culture;
be able to supervise lower level instruction in Uzbek; and be able to teach
regional and area studies courses as needed.  Salary will be commensurate
with qualifications and experience.  The minimum degree required is Ph.D.

Applications should be sent to:

Anne Born, Search Coordinator
Columbia University
School of International and Public Affairs, 1318 IAB
420 West 118 St.
New York, NY 10027.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

All applications should include curriculum vitae, names and addresses of
three or more referees, samples of writing or publications, and a brief
description of teaching fields and research plans.

Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2004 and continue until the
position is filled.

JOB- Chief Technical Advisor, Sustainable Income Generation Project, UNDP, Tashkent

Posted by: PR-Assistant <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 15 Jul 2004


Vacancy Announcement # 70/2004

Joint UNDP / Government of Uzbekistan "Sustainable Income Generation"
project is seeking for the candidate to occupy the position of Chief
Technical Advisor

Project title: Sustainable Income Generation

Project number: UZB/01/001

Position: Chief Technical Advisor

Duty Station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan (non-resident)

Duration of contract: Seven months with possible extension

Expected date of entry: 1 September 2004

Application deadline: 15 August 2004

Project Context:

Since 1998 UNDP has been supporting initiatives related to creating a more
enabling environment for developing the SME and micro-finance sector,
including capacity building of local NGOs providing micro-credits and
support to emerging micro and small businesses. Ongoing activities are
particularly related to establishing a network of rural business incubators
and support to micro finance schemes in selected regions.

UNDP has supported the establishment of 13 business incubators in the form
of NGOs. The business incubators received renovated premises, which were
equipped with office equipment and furniture. 13 managers for business

incubators were selected on a competitive basis and hired to perform their
managerial duties. Business incubators managers were trained on fundamentals
of business incubation, marketing, accounting and business planning. UNDP
has supported the development of the micro-finance sector through: i)
contributing to the development of enabling regulatory framework for
non-banking micro-credit operations based on the experience gained by UNDP
in pilot micro-credit schemes; ii) building the capacity of three NGOs
providing micro-credits in Karakalpakstan and Kashkadarya regions.

Concrete operations at the local level have shown that local authorities and
communities are very much interested to contribute and participate in the
implementation of employment generation projects and UNDP will seize this
opportunity and expand its interventions at the local level.

Within the framework of the present programme UNDP will continue its support
in introducing and piloting various alternative decentralized income
generating schemes and initiatives in cooperation with local authorities,
community based organizations, micro and small enterprises. Particular focus
will be made on rural development, involving farmers and rural cooperatives
and enterprises.

The Project will aim at consolidating and sustaining the results of the
activities initiated within the framework of the Preparatory Phase of the
Sustainable Income Generation Project.

The overall objective of the Project is to strengthen capacities of national
and local institutions to conceive and implement employment generation and
poverty reduction initiatives. This ultimate objective should be addressed
through a two folder approach:

 - to strengthen capacities of central and local government and
non-government institutions in cross-sectoral policy analysis and
formulation through elaboration of a Regional Development Strategy for
Kashkadarya Region;

 - to strengthen capacities of regional and local institutions in conceiving
and implementing employment generation and poverty reduction initiatives
through training in institutional development and piloting new initiatives
to be advanced further within the framework of UNDP s new country programme
for Uzbekistan for the period of 2005-2009

Post profile

CTA will be responsible for the provision of the substantive advise to the
National Project Coordinator, Project Manager and to the Project Steering
Committee based on his (her experience and knowledge of international
experience in income generating and poverty reduction projects

It is particularly expected that CTA would concentrate his (her) efforts on:

 - capacity building of micro-finance and MSME supporting institutions;
 - design of scheme for funding of pilot initiatives;
 - support in development of new schemes, products, services and initiatives
   aimed at community development, job creating and income generation to be
   piloted by local institutions in partnership with private sector, civil
   society and local authorities.

CTA will be recruited on a part-time basis (non-resident). He (she) will be
expected to pay at least three visit to Uzbekistan and to coordinate his
(her) work with colleagues in Uzbekistan in between these visits via e-mail
and other communications means.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

Capacity building of micro-finance and MSME supporting institutions
Support in developing of training activities aimed to capacity building and
institutional development of direct project beneficiaries and their partners
at the grass-root level. The staff of involved institutions will have to be
trained as well in development of new products and services. Such kind of
training would particularly make a focus on strengthening capacities in
needs assessment and assessment of impact of piloting and launching new
schemes and products.

Support in development of new schemes, products, service
In close cooperation with the project team to coordinate the process of
development of new local initiatives aimed at generating employment in rural
areas, including micro-finance, micro leasing and SME development;

Design of scheme for funding of pilot initiatives
Support the Steering committee in elaboration of criteria for selection on a
competitive basis of sub-projects and initiatives developed by beneficiary
institutions to be financed by the project. Support the project manager in
elaboration of effective mechanisms of disbursements of funds for the
selected pilots and monitoring of the effective use of those funds and
assessment of impact.

Other responsibilities include:

 - support PM in development and implementation of partnership strategies
   with regard to providers of specialized expertise and possible
   co-financiers, resource mobilization for project components;
 - support in the assessment of development impact by individual project
   interventions using a variety of monitoring and evaluation techniques;
 - support in strengthening cooperation with relevant Government bodies, UN
   Agencies and other development partners to ensure effective communication
   and follow-up on matters related to project activities;
 - support the national program team in developing advocacy and mass media
   outreach activities, and wide dissemination of project results.

Required skills and competences:

 - Advanced degree in International Development or Business or Public
   Administration
 - At least 10 years managerial experience in administering cross-sectoral
   development projects within the Government and/or UN system, other
   development agencies;
 - Experience in poverty reduction and rural/local development in transition
   countries, including MSME development and micro-finance;
 - Excellent networking and partnering competencies, fund-raising and
   negotiating skills;
 - Proficiency in computer applications, including word processing and the
   Internet skills
 - Ability to use information technology as a tool and resource;
 - Strong interpersonal skills, results orientation, ability to work under
   pressure
 - Fluency in English, knowledge of spoken Russian and Uzbek is an asset
 - Detail oriented, able to meet deadlines and able to prioritize multiple
   tasks.

CV can be mailed on the UNDP Uzbekistan address: 4 Taras Shevchenko St.,
Tashkent, 700029, Uzbekistan or sent via e-mail to bakhodur.eshonov(a)undp.org
or ilhom.atabaev(a)buzton.com or via fax to (99871) 1623850/1623088 by the 15
August 2004.

JOB- Program Manager, Education Programs Division, IREX, Tashkent (for US citizens)

Posted by: Eren Tasar <etasar(a)irex.uz>
Posted: 14 Jul 2004


TITLE: Program Manager
REPORTS TO: Regional Director for Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan,
Education Programs Division
LOCATION: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

About IREX

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is an international
nonprofit organization specializing in education, independent media,
Internet development, and civil society programs. Through training,
partnerships, education, research, and grant programs, IREX develops the
capacity of individuals and institutions to contribute to their societies.

Since its founding in 1968, IREX has supported over 15,000 students,
scholars, policymakers, business leaders, journalists, and other professionals.

Summary of Position

IREX seeks a Program Manager to manage the Cultural and Religious Pluralism
in Uzbekistan & the United States Project, sponsored by the Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State.

The Pluralism Project seeks to encourage an exchange of ideas between

relevant figures in Uzbekistan and the United States about religious
tolerance and diversity, as well as the role of religion in a democratic
society, by exposing participants to cultural and religious pluralism in
each others' countries.

Responsibilites and Duties:

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

 - Overall management and implementation of the Pluralism Project, including
   organizing and overseeing the selection process, hosting and planning
   visits
   of American participants, preparing participants for their US visits, and
   developing and planning follow-on activities
 - Interacting with officials of the government of Uzbekistan and the Muslim
   Board of Uzbekistan
 - Maintaining and developing a broad network of religious, cultural,

   academic, and government contacts

Qualifications:

 - US citizenship
 - Excellent organizational, writing, and time management skills
 - Supervisory experience in a multicultural setting
 - Willingness to travel extensively within Uzbekistan


 - Familiarity with Uzbek religious culture and practices, as well as the
   political climate in Uzbekistan
 - Advanced knowledge of Uzbek strongly preferred
 - Previous experience working with US government or other exchange programs
   desirable


To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as follows:

Email: resumes(a)irex.org (please include EPD/CRP in the subject line)

Fax: (202) 628-8189 (Washington)
No phone calls please.
EOE.

JOB- International Consultant, Ctr. for Economic & Social Studies, Tashkent

Posted by: PR-Assistant <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 14 Jul 2004


Project Title: Center for Economic and Social Studies (CESS)

Project Number: UZB/97/008

Project Component: National Human Development Report

Terms of Reference

Type of Assignment: Consultancy on preparation of the National Human
Development Report

Timeframe of the Mission: The assignment will require one visit to
Uzbekistan for two weeks during August - September, 2004

Duty Station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Expected date of entry on duty: 20 August 2004

Application submission deadline: 25 July 2004

Background

Human development potential is the main goal and measurement of successful
reform in Uzbekistan. These processes are reflected in National Human
Development Reports that have been published since 1995.

In 2004, the National Human Development Report focuses on decentralization
issues. The choice of this topic is legitimate in the context of
decentralization impact on development of human potential and with regard to
the administrative reform that has been launched recently in the republic.
By delegating authority to the lower governing levels, to community based
organization or private sector, and by discontinuing direct interference,
the state creates an enabling environment that strengthens human potential,
allows more access and opportunities for participation in public governance
processes. The government is capable of taking into account the needs and
problems of the population through economic and political development based
on participatory approach and proactive dialogue among all strata of the

society. Such approach for Uzbekistan would open up new perspectives for
human development.

Viewing human development from this perspective, the National HDR will cover
human development issues in connection to the role of the government in
socio-economic development, privatization issues as forms of economic
decentralization, public administration decentralization and regional
development issues as well as the need for introducing e-government as an
effective means to promote public governance reform, and ensure transparency
and monitoring.

Main tasks of the Consultant

The Consultant will be responsible for:

 - Providing an overview of Human Development Report content, including
   statistical appendix;
 - Assisting in development of policy recommendations on human potential
   development;
 - Contributing to drafting and editing the report, through rewriting and
   editorial support;
 - Participating in the decentralization roundtable/presentation of NHDR.

Schedule and a plan of activities of the Consultant

August

September

Decade III

Decade I

 - Discussion of the concept and content of the report;
 - Participation in the decentralization roundtable.
 - Editing the English version of NHDR

Qualifications:

 - Strong academic background, particularly in the field of applied economic
   analysis;
 - Experience in conducting research in the sphere of human development;
 - Prior work experience in transition economies, work experience in Central
   Asian countries is an advantage;
 - Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English;
 - Above average interpersonal and communication skills;
 - Computer literacy, spreadsheet and data analysis skills;
 - Extensive research and publication record.

Contact address

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

Ms. Victoria Anoshkina NHDR Coordinator
E-mail: victoria.anoshkina(a)cer.uz
cc: nodirbek.ibragimov(a)cer.uz; malik.ruzibaev(a)cer.uz

Phone: (998 712) 67-06-05; 67-93-09; 67-93-13; 67-05-26
Fax: (998 712) 67-05-64

SEEKING TRANSLATOR- Russian-English Translator Needed, Volume on Islam in Russian Empire

Posted by: Alexander Knysh <alknysh(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 30 Jun 2004


Islam on the Territory of the Former Russian Empire: Encyclopaedic Lexicon
Vol. 1.
Editor-in-chief: Stanislav M. Prozorov
Academic consultants: Oleg F. Akimushkin, Anas B. Khalidov
Indices: Alexei A. Khismatulin.

This volume brings together the corrected and revised articles of the first
three fascicles of the Lexicon, which so far have appreared as separate
fasciles: Moscow: Vostochnaya literatura, 1998 (the 1st fasc.) - 159 p.;

1999 (the 2nd) - 167 p.; 2001 (the 3rd) - 184 p.

Arranged in alphabetical order, the 255 articles of the Lexicon contain
original and thoroughly researched presentations of the history of Islam
from the beginning of its spread in the territories of the former Russian

Empire until today. Geographically, the study covers the lands of the 19th
century Russian Empire including Bashkorstan, Tatarstan, the Northern
Caucasus and Central Asia. The thematic range of the contributions is
diverse and addresses such issues as:

 - Islam in various historical and cultural contexts, regions, republics and
   cities;
 - Personalia (Muslim scholars, jurists, mystics, poets, and statesmen);
 - the sites of worship, including mosques, shrines, and other religious
   monuments;
 - the teachings and practices of various Sufi brotherhoods;
 - festivals, religious rituals, Islamic customs and traditions, ritual
   accessories;
 - the Qur'an in Russia;
 - Islamic educational institutions (maktabs and madrasas)

 - Islamic institutions and movements in post-Soviet Russia (spiritual
   directories, the Muslim faction of the State Duma, "the Wahhabis" of the
   Northern Caucasus and so on);
 - Various Islamic peoples and ethnic groups (the Nogai, the Kist, the Baluj
   and others);
 - terms and honorific titles associated with "Russian" Islam (ishan, pir,
   imam, paranja), etc.

The collection demonstrates the astounding diversity of Islam's
manifestations in the lands of the former Russian Empire over a long period
of time and various historical and cultural contexts. It is practically the
only source both in Russia and the West that provides reliable and
comprehensive information about the vissisitudes of Islam and its
institutions in the former Russian Empire and the USSR. All contributions
are based on a thorough study of a wide range of first-hand, often unique
sources. Their authors strive to offer an comprehenisive academic account of
the history, spiritual values and experiences of Muslims who have resided in
the territory of the former Russian Empire. Designed as an essential
reference, this volume also offers a wide range of analytical insights into
the phenomenon of "Russian" Islam. The nearly fifty contributors to this
volume are based in Russia (St. Petersburg, Moscow, Qazan, Ufa,
Makhachqala), Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine (the Crimea), as well as
Germany, the USA and France. The volume is richly illustrated with both
color and black-and-white photographs, tables, diagrams and supplied with a
comprehensive reference apparatus, which includes 7 indices. Despite its
academic character, this publication is accessible not only to specialists,
but also to general readers, namely college, high school instructors and

their students, journalists, diplomats, businessmen and so on.

Islam in Russia and its imperial and Soviet antecedents is more than just an
integral part of Russian history and culture and yet another object of
academic study; it is, in fact, an influential factor in the social and
political life of Russia and its "near abroad."  By providing objective
information about Islam, its history and institutions, this volume
represents an important step in overcoming the abiding mutual distrust
between Muslims and representatives of different religious denominations of
the former Russian Empire and Soviet Union.

Given its importance and groundbreaking nature, it is essential that this
book be made accessible to the English-speaking audience. The Editor and his
colleagues welcome any suggestions as to how this goal could be achieved.
For further information please contact:

St.Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian
Academy of Sciences
18 Dvortsovaya Nab.

St.Petersburg 191186
Russian Federation
tel. +7 (812) 315-87-28
fax +7 (812) 312-14-65
E-mail: invost(a)mail.convey.ru
Web: http://www.orientalstudies.ru

You can also contact the editor and director of the project Professor
Stanislav Prozorov at s_prozorov(a)mail.ru.

JOBS- Uyghur Translators, US Gov't Office (for US Citizens and Permanent Residents)

Posted by: YurikoM <YurikoM(a)rccb.osis.gov>
Posted: 23 Jun 2004


Translators Wanted

U.S. government office seeks experienced Uyghur-English contract
translators.  Successful candidates must be able to translate written Uyghur
into good, idiomatic English, and must be able to read both Latin and Arabic
forms of Uyghur.

Candidates will work from home, must provide their own computers, and have
access to and familiarity with the Internet and e-mail.

Please send to OW_ICManagement(a)rccb.osis.gov a cover letter and resume, in
English, which includes the following information:

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

JOB- Director of Education Center, Open Society Inst., Almaty, Deadline July 14

Posted by: Martha Loerke <MLoerke(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 23 Jun 2004


Director of the Center for Educational Development Bilim Central Asia

The Open Society Institute (OSI) has reopened its search for a director for
a newly-established education center in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  We welcome
expressions of interest and resumes from individuals committed to
educational reform in Central Asia.

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

OSI, in partnership with Central European University (CEU), has recently
established a new education NGO: the Center for Educational Development
Bilim Central Asia (Center). Based in Almaty, the Center will be the nexus
of a variety of academic and policy analysis initiatives for Kazakhstan and
Central Asia.

The Center will house three existing centers and their programs: the Central
Asian Resource Center (CARC), the Education Advising Center (EAC), and the
Education Policy Analysis Center (EPAC). EPAC will be acting as a country
and regional focal point for the Central Asian Education Cooperation Network.

OSI Budapest seeks a Director to be based in Almaty to provide overall
management to the Center, serving as the main point of contact and

coordination among the relevant programs, and guiding their development into
a coherent, cohesive entity serving educational reform.

The Director will have the following responsibilities:

 - Design and direct the development of the Center's local and regional
   strategy;

 - Actively promote linkages and ensure coordination among the program units;

 - Oversee the general management and operational aspects of the NGO,
   including personnel supervision and training;

 - Effectively communicate the Center's program goals and strategies to
   education partners in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, international
   organizations, donors, and other parts of the OSI network;

 - Play the lead role in fundraising for the Center and in negotiating with
   and building on the work of other donors in order to achieve the maximum
   leverage of existing support;

 - Ensure effective communication between Center staff and OSI and CEU
   Education Programs, Soros Foundation Kazakhstan, and other Soros
   foundations in Central Asia;

 - With input from the program staff, develop a management structure for the
   Center including clear and transparent procedures for day-to-day operations
   that will support the staff in their duties;


 - Stimulate, advise and review the staff to ensure that program development
   at the Center is in line with the mission of OSI and the Center's strategy;

 - Work with the staff to identify and pursue opportunities for other projects;

 - Ensure quality and timely implementation of Center's program activities,
   including planning and reporting responsibilities (financial and
   programmatic);

 - Assist in identification of international experts to support activities
   of the Center;

 - Arrange and attend meetings of the Board of Trustees and assist staff in
   preparing reports and presentations to the Board.

For this position, OSI seeks candidates with experience who are available to
live in Almaty for a minimum of 3 years (through August 2007).
Qualifications include:

 - Advanced degree in social sciences, humanities and/or education.
   Preference will be given to candidates with graduate training;

 - Two or more years experience in managing international education programs;

 - Experience in fundraising and/or grant proposal writing;

 - General office management experience and skills;

 - Interest in developing capacities of staff in the region, using a
   supportive approach and mentoring skills;

 - Effective communication with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds;

 - Cooperative planning and problem solving skills;

 - Interpersonal skills and maturity;

 - Experience in working with donor organizations and development agencies;

 - Ability to travel frequently, mostly within Central Asia;

 - Ability to design and deliver convincing presentations of organizational
   priorities;

 - Excellent written and oral communication in English;

 - Basic level Russian language and/or one of the languages of Central Asia.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

OSI accepts applications from all qualified candidates, with preference
given to candidates who have experience working on and can demonstrate an
interest in educational reform initiatives in Central Asian region.

Interested candidates are asked to supply a cover letter, resume, salary
expectations or recent salary history, and writing sample (e.g. grant
proposal, recent report on education issues) to applications(a)adminconsult.hu
no later than July 16, 2004.

Further information may be found at: www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp

JOBS- Positions for US Citizens with OSCE in Central Asia

Posted by: PAE Government Services <LSmith(a)paegroup.com>
Posted: 22 Jun 2004


PAE Government Services, Inc. is seeking resumes from qualified individuals
interested in long- and short-term overseas assignments in support of
Eastern European, Balkan and Central Asian democratization projects for the
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Positions are categorized in the following disciplines:

6+ month positions:
Economic and Environmental Affairs
Political Institution Building
Rule of Law
Human Rights
Media Development
Democratization
Press and Public Information
Border Monitoring
Election Administration

1-2 week volunteer opportunities:

Election Monitoring (prior election experience in the US or overseas required).


U.S. Citizenship required. Preference will be given to individuals with
international expertise in the above disciplines. Area language ability may
be required. Most commonly needed languages are Russian and Serbo-Croatian.

Please apply online at: www.pae-react.com <http://www.pae-react.com>. To
view current vacancies for which the US is authorized to nominate, go to
<https://www.pae-react.com/JobFramenew.html>. For any other information,
contact Leslie Smith in the Recruiting Office at 703-248-1674 or
1-800-405-7593.

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

JOB- Project Manager, Sustainable Livelihoods Program, World Vision, Yerevan

Posted by: Dieter Osmers <Dieter_Osmers(a)wvi.org>
Posted: 17 Jun 2004


World Vision Armenia
Position Description

Project Manager Sustainable Livelihoods

REGION: Middle Easter/Eastern Europe

OFFICE: Yerevan, Armenia - position based in Tavush Province

DURATION: 36 months - estimated start date of employment 2nd Quarter 2004

REPORTS TO: Operations Director - with close collaboration with Tavush ADP
Manager

GRADE LEVEL: 12

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2004

DATE PREPARED: January 2004 DATE REVISED:

GENERAL FRAMEWORK

World Vision Deutschland e.V. - in close co-operation with World Vision
Armenia - has successfully applied for funding under "Co-financing with
European development NGOs - Operations in developing countries (Budget line
B7 - 6000) - PROJECTS.  In order to guarantee the effective implementation
of the below described project, the position of a qualified expatriate
project manager needs to be filled as soon as possible.  Project Summary
Sheet - attached annex 1.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To facilitate the efficient and effective implementation of the project
entitled "Building Sustainable Rural Livelihoods In Tavush Region - Armenia
 - building on, integrated in, and expanding WV Armenia's long-term
development activities in Armenia.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

All tasks and responsibilities to be carried out in close co-ordination with
the Operations Director of WV Armenia, the Manager of the Tavush ADP, and
relevant support teams in WV Armenia's National Office.

1) Arrange for a structured project start including office establishment,
   notification to all stakeholders concerned in collaboration with OD and ADP
   manager, purchase of budgeted equipment + materials etc. in line with WV
   Armenia Policy and Procedures.

2) Manage recruitment and contracting of national staff, ensuring compliance
   with WV Armenia procedures.

3) Based on the project's logframe, develop an operations plan and establish
   a monitoring system that allows for the measurement and documentation of
   project progress toward objectives and results, which maximises cross-
   cutting themes and programmes within the Tavush ADP

4) Provide leadership to the project bringing your knowledge and experience
   of multi-sectoral development projects that include agriculture, income
   generation and community development.

5) With the support of WV Armenia's finance team ensure that project
   finances meet the standards of the WV Armenia Finance Manual and the
   specific EU requirements.

6) Engage in networking with the donor and develop relationship of mutual
   confidence and respect in coordination with the OD.

7) Maintain an ongoing familiarity with the requirements and compliance
   procedures of the donor.

8) Maintain good working relationship with local government bodies without
   compromising the independence of World Vision and its non-governmental role.

9) Support the ADP Manager in her role of overall WV representation in
   Tavush Province.

10) Ensure municipal approval of projects is secured, as well as
    coordination of current and future activities in the region.

11) Coordinate visibility actions with donors and WV Armenia Marketing team.

12) Maintain appropriate security for personnel and World Vision property in
    line with WV Armenia's National Security Plan.

13) Work with WV Armenia Programme Officers to prepare narrative and
   financial reports for the donor as stipulated in the contract and ensure

   any difficulties or changes that might arise during the implementation of the
   project are agreed with the Operations Director and communicated to the
   donor in due time.  Ensure that any appropriate permission is gained from
   the donor for relevant amendments.

14) Prepare monthly narrative reports to be distributed to WV Armenia
    national office, WV Deutschland e.V., and other stakeholders as deemed
    appropriate.

15) Monitor and evaluate budgeted and actual expenditures with the project
    accountant on a monthly basis and ensure a monthly financial report
    (and all documentation required by WV GFRO) is approved by the WV Armenia
    Finance Director prior to their timely submission to WV Germany.

16) Supervise the financial management (management of expenditures,
    cash-flow planning etc.) of all project activities in relation to project
    objectives and results.

17) Provide all necessary information/documentation needed for the regular
    monitoring and evaluation missions in collaboration with WV Armenia's M&E
    Officer.

18) Network with other non-governmental organisations (NGOs), local
    government officials, and community leaders in the project area to ensure
    continued project co-ordination, quality and innovation.

19) Undertake continuous capacity building of national staff engaged in the
    project in the areas of agriculture, income generation, sustainable
    livelihoods, rural development, and project management, so as to create
    and strengthen relevant indigenous skills & understanding.

20) Assist the Operations Director and the ADP Manager in the development of
    strategies for long-term or additional interventions, including the
    preparation of further plans and proposals, and handling the marketing of
    these.

21) Other duties as assigned by the Operations Director.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a
combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or
on-the-job training:

 - Requires 3-5 years of similar management experience in cross cultural
   environment.
 - Agronomist with experience in working with farmer associations and an
   understanding of marketing.
 - Understanding of environmental issues and micro-catchments' management.
 - Prior work experience in project implementation, monitoring, evaluation,
   training/capacity building, conceptual programme planning, office
   administrative procedures and report writing.
 - Excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills.
 - Working knowledge of Russian and/or Armenian.
 - Computer literacy (word processing and spreadsheets).
 - Ethnic sensitivity and understanding, with an ability to resolve complex
   cultural issues.
 - Strong inter-personal and cross-cultural communications skills and
   sensitivity. Ability to work closely within a team/group environment and to
   be diplomatic and flexible in a sometimes remote and challenging
   environment and/or under stress.
 - Team player, with initiative & self-confidence to develop and lead
   programme.
 - Strong organising, planning and writing skills.  Strong attention to
   detail.
 - Able to handle representation - including relations with donors.
 - Experience of working in FSU transitional economies preferable.

Please note that the position requires a significant amount of local travel
(including over night stays in not always very comfortable environments). It
is anticipated that up to 40% of the candidate's time would be spent on the
road visiting the various sites.

Candidates with English and Russian language skills are invited to send
their Letter of Intent and CV in English to:


Dieter Osmers
European Recruitment
World Vision Germany

Email: dieter_osmers(a)wvi.org

Candidates should be in sympathy with World Vision's Christian commitment
and Core Values.

For more information please visit our websites at www.wvi.org and
www.worldvision.de

CALL FOR PARTICIPANT- Interviewee for Advanced Kazakh Language Project Needed

Posted by: Alexander Dunkel <adunkel(a)email.arizona.edu>
Posted: 15 Jun 2004


Interviewee for Advanced Kazakh Language Project Needed

The Critical Languages Program of the University of Arizona is in need of a
native speaker of Kazakh or a non-native advanced speaker of Kazakh for a
video-taped interview on several topics listed below for an Advanced Kazakh
language DVD-ROM.

Requirements include:

 - Potential interviewee must reside and be employable in the U.S.

 - A visa other than F-1

 - Potential interviewee must be able to discuss issues such as culture, new
   developments (in society, economics, politics, business, etc.) in
   contemporary Kazakhstan, or developments in a professional field (medicine,
   law, science, humanities) with which the interviewee is familiar. The
   interviewee might also wish to discuss his/her interests or his/her
   projects and activities.

The Critical Languages Program will cover all travel expenses, per diem, and
offer an honorarium. The process will involve one day of travel each way, a
half day of preparation and a half day of videotaping. The interviewee will
meet with the DVD courseware author/interviewer in the morning prior to the
afternoon taping session in order to prepare the topics.

If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact Akmaral
Mukanova at: <akmaralm(a)u.arizona.edu> or call (520) 626-9209.

Sincerely,

Alexander Dunkel
Director
Critical Languages Program
University of Arizona

JOB- Program Director/Chief of Party, Business & Economics Program, Almaty

Posted by: Eurasia Foundation <resumes(a)eurasia.org>
Posted: 14 Jun 2004


NOTE: Deadline June 25, 2004

The Eurasia Foundation is accepting applications for Program Director/Chief
of Party for a business and economics education program in Central Asia.
Responsibilities: managing a complex multi-country program including
administering contracts for faculty training in business and economics
fields, improving administration of higher education institutions, and the
implementation of international education standards in HEIs.

Position is based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  10 years experience in higher
education, including at least 5 years HEI administration. Advanced degree in
economics, business or related field.  Experience in NIS and USAID projects
preferred.  Fluency in English required.

Russian or Central Asian language skills desirable.

Deadline June 25, 2004.

Send cover letter and resume to: resumes(a)eurasia.org

For more details go to www.eurasia.org/jobs.html

No Phone Calls

JOBS- Two Positions, Aga Khan Foundation, Tajikistan, June 25 Deadline

Posted by: Jayne Barlow <jayne(a)akfc.ca>
Posted: 9 Jun 2004


Aga Khan Foundation is recruiting for two new positions in Tajikistan: (1)
Policy and Evaluation Research Coordinator and (2) Policy and Evaluation
Advisor

The Aga Khan Development Network has been working to improve economic and
social conditions in Tajikistan since 1993, and to achieve this goal is
committed to building long-term partnerships with local communities, the
private sector and government. Network implementing partners include the
Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP), a large
independent local NGO in Tajikistan, which focuses on rural development
through economic development, agriculture and community empowerment.
Expansion of the AKF programme has resulted in the need for two new Senior
Programme staff to support and strengthen the Policy and Evaluation Unit
(PEU) of MSDSP.

For both positions described below AKF is offering a competitive
compensation package and two-year contract with possibility to extend.

(1) Policy and Evaluation Research Coordinator

Based in Dushanbe, the Masters-level educated incumbent will report to head
of the PEU and will be responsible for providing guidance and support to the
activities of the unit in the Rasht valley and Khatlon region in Tajikistan.
 The Policy and Evaluation Research Coordinator will take a lead role in the
design and implementation of surveys in the regions and build the capacity
of the PEU staff on qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation
methods. The incumbent will guide and support the PEU in the use of
Participator Impact Analysis. S/he will work with the PEU team to formulate
advice and recommendations on MSDSP strategy and program effectiveness.

This position requires a strongly driven, committed and flexible individual
with proven competencies particularly in participatory programme evaluation
and capacity development, and with an analytical and results-oriented
background.

Key requirements for include:

 - A minimum of 7 years relevant professional experience in a developing
   country context, with a proven background in research and evaluation of
   rural development programs

 - Extensive experience design and analysis of 'income and expenditure surveys

 - Excellent written and spoken English, excellent numeric skills and a
   proven ability to analyse and process information

 - Profound understanding of and experience with participatory methods of
   evaluation

 - Proven ability to train and build the capacity of team members

(2) Policy and Evaluation Advisor, Khatlon region

Based in the Khatlon region, the Masters-level educated incumbent will
report to the regional manager of MSDSP and will be responsible for
coordinating the PEU activities in the Khatlon region. The Policy and
Evaluation Advisor will play a central role in building and supporting the
capacity of the MSDSP staff in the region. S/he will coordinate
donor-reporting and assist in the development of new proposals and
initiatives. The incumbent will provide support on research and evaluation
of the on-going programmes. S/he will work with the PEU team and the
regional MSDSP managers to formulate advice and recommendations on programme
effectiveness and improvements.

AKF Tajikistan is looking for an energetic, dedicated and experienced
individual to take up this position in the Kathlon region. The successful
candidate should be an excellent team-player who is able to take initiative
and develop local capacity

Other key requirements for include:

 - A minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience in a developing
   country context, with a proven background in capacity building and
   community development

 - Proven experience and interest in program evaluation and reporting.

 - Excellent written and spoken English, advanced computer skills

For both positions, previous experience in the region and knowledge of Tajik
or Russian would be an advantage.

Applications, including CV (max 3 pages) and a supporting cover letter
drawing attention to the relevant competencies and experience of the
applicant, should be sent to Sitora Skokamolova,
pdoassistant(a)atge.automail.com (email applications only).

Deadline for submission is 25th of June 2004.


Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.  Initial interviews
will take place by telephone within the first 2 weeks of July, with
subsequent interviews being undertaken by AKF in London.

JOB- US Program Coordinator, Project Harmony, Vermont (for US Citizens)

Posted by: Bryan Wockley <bryan(a)projectharmony.org>
Posted: 8 Jun 2004


US Program Coordinator for School Connectivity Programs

 * Position to be filled as soon as possible; will remain open until filled
 * Applicants must be able to start no later than July 19, 2004
 * Applicants must be US citizens willing to relocate to Vermont

Project Harmony is an innovative, not-for-profit organization that builds
strong communities by fostering civic leadership, harnessing Internet
technology and facilitating cross-cultural experiential learning through
educational, professional, and community-based programs. With twelve offices
in six countries and a staff of over 120, PH currently operates programs
throughout the US, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine.

PH is currently seeking a mature professional to fill the position of US
Program Coordinator for its School Connectivity Programs. This position is
based in Waitsfield, Vermont, with periodic travel within the US and
internationally for the purposes of program promotion, participant and
school recruitment and event facilitation.  Project Harmony administers
several Internet programs in the NIS, including the Armenia School
Connectivity Program, the Azerbaijan School Connectivity Program, and the
Internet Access and Training Program in Russia.

Summary of the School Connectivity Programs

The Project Harmony - ECA School Connectivity Programs establish Internet
Computer Centers at schools in towns and villages across Armenia and
Azerbaijan. Project Harmony provides extensive training for educators so
that this resource can be used to enhance civic education through online
collaborative projects with partner schools in the US and elsewhere.
Training activities aim to develop the skills of participating educators
from Armenia, Azerbaijan and the United States to leverage online technology
to implement intercultural civics projects at their schools. Participating
educators implement collaborative educational projects and develop
innovative cross-cultural curricula. Project Harmony works with school
administrators and community members to ensure the long-term sustainability
of Internet Centers. Project Harmony provides the educational leadership,
technical equipment and support to ensure that use of the Internet is
integrated into the academic program of participating schools in a way that
strengthens democracy and supports civil society and mutual understanding
throughout Armenia, Azerbaijan and the United States.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 - Working as part of a program team to implement US-based components of
   School Connectivity Programs and Exchanges
 - Developing and coordinating online events
 - Developing and preparing content for program websites
 - Facilitating and participating in program-related online forums
 - Providing logistical support for program events and activities
 - Assisting with recruitment of US schools and educators for participation
   in the program, including travel within the US and participation in
   conferences and events
 - Assisting with organizing and facilitating exchange components,
   orientations and conferences associated with the program
 - Establishing and maintaining relationships with working partners in the US
   and with potential donors and contributors to the program
 - Representing the program to US audiences and to program officers at the US
   Dept. of State/Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
 - Communicating regularly with PH management and program advisors, both in
   the US and overseas


Qualifications sought:

 - Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially for
   cross-cultural audiences; writing sample will be required
 - Demonstrated skills in using online communication tools
 - Ability to work in a team and facilitate a collaborative work environment
 - Ability to establish and nurture strong relations with partners and
   participants
 - Public speaking/presentation and/or training experience
 - Detail-oriented and ability to perform under deadlines
 - Experience living and working in Eurasia a plus
 - Cultural sensitivity and willingness to adjust to demanding work schedule
 - Background in education and knowledge of the US educational system
 - Flexibility and grace under the demands of changing tasks
 - Armenian, Azeri and/or Russia language skills a plus
 - Must be US citizen

Project Harmony seeks to fill this position by July 19th; it will remain
open until filled. This is one of several positions currently open with the
organization. For more information on Project Harmony programs and career
opportunities, please visit our website: www.projectharmony.org

Salary range is $25-30 K. Benefits include health insurance, small
organization with ability for job growth, innovation and creativity. Project
Harmony is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants should send
cover letter, resume and salary history to (email preferred):

Project Harmony
5197 Main Street, Unit 6
Waitsfield, Vermont 05673
E-mail: hr(a)projectharmony.org

Subject line should read: USPC-SCP. No phone calls please.

JOB- Financial Officer, Farmer-Ownership Model, SugdAgroServ, Khojand, Tajikistan

Posted by: Larissa Novikova <LNovikova(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 7 Jun 2004


Terms of Reference
International Finance Corporation

Position: Financial Officer
Grade: F
Project: Farmer-Ownership Model
Direct Manager:
(1) Senior Operations Manager, Financial Markets, Private Enterprise
Partnership
(2) SugdAgroServ Supervisory Board
Location: Khojand, Tajikistan
Contract Type: Term
Proposed Start: September 1, 2004
Proposed End: December 31, 2006
Date of Issue: June 7, 2004

The Organization:

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank
Group, promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing
countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve people's lives. In addition
to its investment work, IFC, through the Private Enterprise Partnership
(PEP), executes a major donor-funded program of private sector technical
assistance (TA) in the former Soviet Union.  The objectives of the program
are to promote direct investment in the private sector, to build local
businesses and financial intermediaries, and to help improve the business
enabling environment.

The Project:

IFC, in partnership with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
(seco), has developed the Farmer-Ownership Model Project based in Khojand,
Tajikistan.  The project was launched in September 2001, to establish an
agricultural services company SugdAgroServ (SAS), which is wholly owned by
365 farmers in the Sugd province.  SAS was established as an open joint
stock company in April 2002, and is currently operating profitably.

The company provides 3 types of services to local farmers - providing
seasonal loans, retailing farming inputs, and marketing cotton output.  The
company has provided leadership in the delivery of services to meet client
needs, with a clear focus on driving company profitability by providing
competitive services that improve client profitability.  SAS has a capital
structure comprising shareholder equity ($3472), a capital grant from seco
($248,000), and a commercial loan from IFC ($250,000).  SAS approved
$626,535 in loans in 2003.  The company has recently been approved to
receive additional $1M in seco and IFC funds to further grow its lending
operations.

SAS is currently managed by an expatriate General Manager, who also manages
a parallel technical assistance project providing training and demonstration
programs in farming practices.  A local manager will assume the position of
General Manager by March 2005.

The Position:

With the approval of $1M additional working capital and transition to local
management, SAS is placing additional emphasis on its accounting, control,
reporting, forecasting, and planning systems.  It is the primary task of the
newly created CFO position to improve and, in some cases, develop these
systems and procedures.

The position will be based at SAS head office in Khojand, Tajikistan
(Northern Tajikistan), which allows for weekly commuting from Tashkent,
Uzbekistan.  The CFO will report to the Senior Operations Manager, Financial
Markets, PEP, who is based in Moscow, and the SAS Supervisory Board.

Responsibilities:

The CFO will have full oversight and management authority for SAS finance,
control, and planning functions, with the following specific responsibilities:

 - Implement procedures and training for local staff to ensure maintenance
   of books of account and other records adequate to reflect truly and fairly
   the financial condition of the company
 - Streamline and automate the accurate and timely translation of local
   statutory accounts to IAS and management accounts on a monthly basis
 - Implement procedures and training to ensure compliance with reporting,
   financial covenants, and debt service requirements as specified in IFC loan
   agreements
 - Build dynamic financial forecast model of the SAS business, which will be
   updated quarterly and used by local management to report actuals vs.
   forecasts vs. revised forecasts to Supervisory Board, IFC, and donor
 - Institute an annual business planning process to be used by local management
 - Institute systems and procedures to ensure adequate loan portfolio
   management
 - Employ auditors and oversee annual audit of financial statements
 - Recommend local staff training or hiring required to build SAS
   accounting, control, and planning functions for the future

Qualifications:

 - Minimum MBA or Master Degree in related field
 - CPA or similar accounting qualification
 - At least 5 years experience in finance, control, or planning function
   with a lending organization or financial institution
 - Experience in microfinance or agricultural finance preferred
 - Strong commercial orientation
 - Strong leadership skills -- ability to build effective teams and motivate
   staff

 - Sound ethical background and judgment, instilling strong sense of good
   corporate governance
 - Demonstrable ability to develop and execute strategic plans, multi-year
   budgets, etc.
 - Proactive individual with strong communications, organizational, and
   interpersonal skills
 - Excellent problem-solving skills
 - Strong, practical knowledge of business information systems and modeling
 - Experience in CIS region preferred
 - Working knowledge of Russian and/or Tajik strongly preferred

Submissions of Interest

Please send cover letter and CV
 - by fax to +7 095 411 7565
 - by e-mail to ifcpep-recruit(a)ifc.org

Closing date for applications: July 9, 2004

JOB- President, American University-Central Asia, Bishkek

Posted by: Jonathan D. Cebra <CebraJD(a)state.gov>
Posted: 28 May 2004


President
American University-Central Asia
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The Board of Trustees of the American University-Central Asia (AUCA) invites
nominations and applications for President.

A selective liberal arts University of 100 faculty and 1,200 students, with
more than 30% of the students from 27 other countries, AUCA is based on the
American model of university education. Located in the center of the Kyrgyz
capital, Bishkek, AUCA is surrounded by parks and stately government
structures. The mission of AUCA is to promote civil society, to train a new
generation of leadership for Central Asia, to encourage independent
thinking, problem solving and ethical behaviors, and to promote new
pedagogical methods including interactive learning and research skills. Its
graduates have been admitted to prestigious doctoral and professional
graduate programs in Europe and in the US.

Founded first in 1993 as the Kyrgyz-American School of the National State
University, AUCA became an independent university in 1997. The University is
partially supported through grants from the United States Government, George
Soros' Open Society Institute, and the Kyrgyz Government and has a growing
endowment. It offers a Kyrgyz National Diploma in twelve undergraduate
programs and one graduate MBA, and also offers the American University
Baccalaureate with degrees in: International and Comparative Politics,
Business, Economics, Law, Mathematics, Sociology, Psychology, American
Studies, Austrian-German Studies, Journalism, Software Engineering, and
Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology. All students must be fluent in
English. Instruction is primarily in English, with some courses in Russian
and some in Kyrgyz.

Candidates should have an earned doctorate or equivalent; senior or
organization-wide level administrative experience; academic achievement and
scholarship; successful management, organizational development and resource
acquisition credentials. Candidates should possess a demonstrated record of
integrity, openness, leadership, innovation and a commitment to academic

freedom. Familiarity with comparative higher education and in particular
Soviet higher education, and familiarity with the culture and traditions of
Central Asia are desired, as well as positive and productive experience in
living and working in another culture. While English is widely used at the
university, the ability to speak and understand Russian or Kyrgyz or a
willingness to acquire a working knowledge of these languages is also
desirable.

Applications should include: a letter describing the candidate's interest in
and qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae or resume; a
statement of how the candidate's experience and qualifications match the
University's mission, strategic direction and desired characteristics for
the next president, and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and
telephone numbers for at least five references which may include trustees,
faculty, administrators, students and community leaders. Applications will
be received until the next president is appointed. Applications will be
initially reviewed as received and candidate screening by the search
advisory committee will begin on September 8, 2004.

All nominations and applications must be submitted electronically in
Microsoft Word format to:

auca(a)academic-search.org

Telephone and e-mail inquiries may be made to:

Dr. James B. Appleberry
Academic Search Consultation Service
Office telephone: 502-895-6121
E-mail: jba1233(a)insightbb.com

Additional information may be obtained by visiting the Web site at

www.academic-search.org, current searches, AUCA. The University Web site is
www.auca.kg.

AUCA is an inclusive University and all qualified candidates will be
considered.

JOB- Revised Deputy Regional Program Manager Position, IREX, Yerevan (for US Citizens)

Posted by: Josie Levongala <jlevongala(a)irex.org>
Posted: 27 May 2004


TITLE: Deputy Regional Program Manager
REPORTS TO: Regional Program Manager in Baku and PTD Deputy Director in
Washington, DC
POSITION LOCATION: Yerevan, Armenia

US Citizenship Required

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

About IREX:

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

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:

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

The Deputy Regional Program Manager will work closely with the Regional
Program Manager to:

 - Supervise a network of 35 Internet access sites and more than 60 local staff
 - Coordinate program activities with the Public Affairs Sections of local
   US Embassies
 - Oversee and manage the budget, reporting, statistics collection, and
   program direction.

Qualifications:

 - Two-three years experience with international assistance and development
   programs
 - Knowledge of local language preferred
 - Experience in using the Internet and integrating information technology
   resources in professional and educational settings
 - A minimum of one-year experience working and living in Eurasia
 - An understanding of LAN architecture and hardware

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

JOB- Project Manager, IFC Uzbekistan and Tajikistan SME Policy Projects, Central Asia

Posted by: IFC Recruitment Team <IFCPEP-Recruit(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 25 May 2004


International Finance Corporation
Private Enterprise Partnership

Terms of Reference

Title of the position: Project Manager
Project: Uzbekistan SME Policy / Tajikistan SME Policy
Reporting Lines: Senior Operations Manager
Location: Tashkent/Dushanbe

The Organization:

The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group,
promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a
way to reduce poverty. In addition to its investment work, IFC, through the
Private Enterprise Partnership (PEP), executes a major donor-funded program
of private sector technical assistance (TA) in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus,
Central Asia and the Caucasus. The objectives of the program are to promote
direct investment in the private sector, build local businesses and
financial intermediaries, and help improve the business enabling environment.

The Project:

PEP's Uzbekistan and Tajikistan SME Policy Projects. Activities of each
project focus on 3 objectives: working directly with government to reduce
regulatory burdens to business, conducting and disseminating regular SME
surveys, and working to improve the legal awareness of local SMEs.

Each of the two projects currently publishes a regular survey on the
business environment for SMEs in the country. The objective of the surveys
is to analyze the main administrative and regulatory obstacles faced by
local SMEs, to monitor the impact of various reforms on the private sector,
as well as to develop policy recommendations for improving the business

environment.

In policy development, the Uzbekistan Project is presently concentrating on
streamlining the process of business inspections. In addition, the project
works directly with the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan to increase
awareness of SME rights and responsibilities during the inspections process
through a public education campaign. In the new phase of the project in
Uzbekistan a new administrative barrier will be selected for focused
assistance over the next 2 years.

The Tajikistan SME Policy Project is at an earlier stage. The first SME
survey has only recently been completed. The team will select its regulatory
policy focus area and local counterparts once the Project Manager is on board.

Scope of the job:

The Project Manager will split his or her time between the 2 projects,
traveling frequently between Tashkent and Dushanbe in order to oversee all
aspects of project implementation.

Duties and responsibilities:

 - Lead the Uzbekistan and Tajikistan teams in developing and implementing
   recommendations for improvement and simplification of the regulatory
   process;
 - Develop and maintain direct relationships with government officials and
   key private sector stakeholders concerning the regulatory environment and
   SME development issues in both countries;
 - Oversee the creation and publication of regular SME Surveys in each country;
 - Build a visible presence for each project and donor, and manage local
   public education campaigns to support project activities;
 - Create workplans and maintain day-to-day oversight of the activities and
   budget of each project; track results according to PEP's monitoring and
   evaluation plan;
 - Ensure compliance with World Bank and donor regulations, including the
   preparation of operational and financial reports;
 - Conduct regular donor meetings to ensure coordination with the World Bank
   and other donor agencies working on similar issues;
 - Participate in strategy and planning of PEP activities in Central Asia as
   required.

Requirements/Qualifications:

 - Advanced degree in business, economics, law, or related field;
 - At least three years management experience;
 - Results-oriented approach with demonstrated history of accomplishments;
 - Excellent analytical skills;
 - Excellent presentation and facilitation skills;
 - Strong sense of diplomacy;
 - Willingness to take initiative;
 - Private sector experience highly desirable;
 - Experience in regulatory policy development a plus;
 - Strong English and Russian language skills;
 - Willingness to live and travel throughout Central Asia.

JOBS- Washington DC Staff and Overseas Consultant Positions, CEELI

Posted by: Susan Henderson <SHenderson(a)abaceeli.org>
Posted: 21 May 2004


ABA/CEELI (Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative) is a public service
project of the ABA designed to advance the rule of law in the world by
supporting the legal reform process in Central and Eastern Europe and the
New Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The following career
opportunities are now available with CEELI.

For more information about CEELI please visit our website at www.abaceeli.org

WASHINGTON, DC STAFF POSITION
Program Associate, Caucasus
Assist with the development and implementation of legal reform activities.
Program Associate will focus on Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Requires:
strong communication skills, organizational skills, budgeting writing
skills, and experience juggling multiple priorities. Prefers: 1-2 years of
experience, familiarity with the region, and Russian or regional language
skills.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to
jobs(a)abaceeli.org

OVERSEAS CONSULTANT POSITIONS
Central Asia Regional Anti-Corruption Advisor - Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan
May 2004 Start Date (pending funds)

Identify and develop country-specific anti-corruption technical assistance
programs, primarily criminal law oriented, and assist ABA/CEELI criminal law
liaisons in their implementation.  Help cover Central Asia, focusing on
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyz Republic.  Activities may include
recommendations on legislative or policy reform; training and capacity
building; and institution building.  In coordination with CEELI-DC and
regional chiefs of party, liaise with and promote collaboration with other
donors and technical assistance providers.  Assist in developing internal
resources and training.  Must have substantial experience in domestic law
anti-corruption efforts (e.g. prosecutor, law enforcement), with preference
given to management experience while in domestic practice.  Must also have
experience in international technical assistance, with preferred focus on
anti-corruption.  Knowledge of civil law frameworks and institutions and of
former Soviet Union and Central Asia strongly preferred.  Other preferences
include: knowledge of Russian; JD; ability to take initiative and work on a
team; flexibility.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to
jobs(a)abaceeli.org.

For more information about CEELI please visit our website at www.abaceeli.org

JOB- General Manager, SugdAgroServ, Sugd Oblast, Tajikistan

Posted by: Natalya Trekhleb <ntrekhleb(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 19 May 2004


SugdAgroServ (SAS) is a leading and innovative agricultural services company
serving farmer clients in Sugd Oblast, Tajikistan.  The company seeks to
hire a General Manager to assume responsibility for management of the company.

SugdAgroServ provides loans, marketing, and retailing services to dekhan
farms in Sugd Oblast, principally in the Spitamin and Zafarabad districts.
The company has provided leadership in the delivery of services to meet
client needs, with a clear focus on driving company profitability by
providing competitive services that improve client profitability.

Duties and Responsibilities

The General Manager will manage the company activities to:

 - Ensure the long-term commercial sustainability of SAS
 - Maximize shareholder value in line with Supervisory Board policy
 - Meet obligations to creditors and donors
 - Meet client needs through the provision of cost-effective and innovative
   products and services
 - Ensure high standard of corporate governance and compliance with
   legislative and regulatory requirements of Tajikistan
 - Implement organizational policies and procedures that ensure harmonious
   work environment that allows for employees' professional growth and
   development
 - Ensure fair and ethical treatment of employees, shareholders, and clients

Requirements and Qualifications

 - Minimum 5 years work experience in management capacity
 - Minimum 3 years work experience in a lending organization or diversified
   agricultural services company
 - University degree required, preferably MBA, in finance, marketing, and/or
   law
 - Strong leadership skills and ability to build effective teams and
   motivate staff
 - Ethically considered judgment
 - Demonstrable ability to develop and execute strategic plans, multi-year
   budgets, etc.
 - Proactive individual with strong communications, organizational, and
   interpersonal (people) skills
 - Ability to interact with local and foreign investors, donor
   organizations, government authorities, etc.
 - Excellent problem-solving and consensus-building skills
 - Computer literacy
 - Sound knowledge of Tajik agricultural business environment
 - Oral and written fluency in Russian and Tajik languages
 - Working knowledge of English preferred but not essential

Contract Period

 - Initial contract 2 years, including probationary period of 1 year.
   Extensions by mutual agreement.

Commencement Date: August, 2004

Application Instructions

Written applications should include:

 - Cover letter / statement of interest
 - Resume of professional and educational history
 - At least 3 professional references

Applications may be submitted to:

In person or post:

General Manager
SugdAgroServ
85 A Lenin Street
Khojand
Tajikistan

OR electronically to: sasgm(a)front.ru

Deadline for applications is: June 14, 2004

JOB- Chief of Party/Project Director, ACDI/VOCA, Tajikistan

Posted by: Margaret Paul <Eurasia(a)acdivoca.org>
Posted: 13 May 2004


Chief of Party/Project Director

Tajikistan

ACDI/VOCA, an international economic development and consulting firm, based
in Washington, DC, is seeking a Chief of Party/Project Director candidate
for a potential two-year position in Tajikistan, under the USAID-funded
Tajikistan Conflict Prevention Program.  The project objective is to prevent
and mitigate potential for conflict through economic development activities.
The Chief of Party will be responsible for overall program implementation
and management, including setting the technical direction of the project,
project monitoring and evaluation, ensuring project compliance, and
reporting to USAID.

Qualifications:

 - At least three years of experience implementing international projects in
   transition/developing economies in the fields of enterprise, SME or
   community development.
 - Experience working on USAID funded projects.
 - Central Asia experience required.
 - Demonstrated management skills.
 - Graduate degree in business, economics or related field.
 - Work experience in Tajikistan highly preferred.
 - Russian or Tajik language skills a plus.

Submit CV and salary history to eurasia(a)acdivoca.org. Reference "Tajikistan
COP" in subject line.

No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. EOE. Visit our
Website at www.acdivoca.org.

JOB- Senior Program Officers, Program Officers, Program Associates, IREX, Wash DC

Posted by: Josie Levongala <jlevongala(a)irex.org>
Posted: 12 May 2004


Title: Senior Program Officers, Program Officers and Program Associates
Position Location: Washington, DC
Start Date: Immediately
Eligibility: Open to US Citizens

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is an international
nonprofit organization specializing in education, independent media,
Internet development, and civil society programs. Through training,
partnerships, education, research, and grant programs, IREX helps develop
the capacity of individuals and institutions to contribute to their societies.

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks senior program officers, program officers and program associates
for its Education Programs Division for programs with Asia, Europe, Eurasia,
and the Middle East and North Africa.

General Qualifications:


 - Experience with and interest in basic and higher education development,
   international exchanges, and continuing education programs;
 - Knowledge of and experience with project design, grant management,
   proposal development, and budgeting;
 - Excellent interpersonal, systems, and communication skills;
 - Strong computer skills, including Excel; and
 - Fluent English, knowledge of other related languages.

Send cover letter and resume to:

EPD/RB/ 10 -04
Via e-mail to: resumes(a)irex.org
Fax: (202) 628-8189

EOE

No Phone Calls Please
Deadline: ASAP
Website: www.irex.org

JOB- New Business Development/Proposal Manager, HURECO Inc., Washington DC

Posted by: Sunny Rieker-Pierce <mrp(a)hureco.com>
Posted: 12 May 2004


Company: HURECO, INC.
Job Title: New Business Development/Proposal Manager
Job Status: Full-Time Regular
Industry: Nonprofit
Job Function: Fundraising/Development
Education: BA/MBA
Job Location: Washington, DC 20037 (Metro Accessible)
Contact Info: mrp(a)hureco.com

Exciting opportunity as a New Business Development Manager to lead our
partner's Development Division. Principal responsibilities include
coordinating the development of the organization's government funding
efforts, targeting non-government funding, and working with senior staff to
set and achieve overall funding goals. Experience and existing relationships
with private funding sources and foundations would be a plus.

Key Activities include: writing proposals and budgets; analyzing funding
opportunities and trends and making recommendations to senior staff; and
maintaining a high level of quality across all proposal preparation.

Seasoned experience in proposal development plus international experience in
one or more of the following regions: Middle East; North Africa, Europe,
Eurasia. Ability to work and lead in a team environment.

Organization offers salary $50,000 to $75,000, based on qualifications,
progressive culture and great benefits. Contact: mrp(a)hureco.com.

JOB- Two ABA/CEELI Positions, Washington DC and Central Asia

Posted by: Susan Henderson <SHenderson(a)abaceeli.org>
Posted: 7 May 2004


ABA/CEELI (Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative) is a public service
project of the ABA designed to advance the rule of law in the world by
supporting the legal reform process in Central and Eastern Europe and the
New Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The following career
opportunities are now available with CEELI.

For more information about CEELI please visit our website at www.abaceeli.org

Washington, DC Staff Position:

Program Associate, Caucasus
Assist with the development and implementation of legal reform activities.
Program Associate will focus on Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Requires:
strong communication skills, organizational skills, budgeting writing
skills, and experience juggling multiple priorities.

Prefers: 1-2 years of experience, familiarity with the region, and Russian
or regional language skills. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume,
and 3 references to jobs(a)abaceeli.org

Overseas Consultant Position:

Central Asia Regional Anti-Corruption Advisor - Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan
May 2004 Start Date (pending funds)
Identify and develop country-specific anti-corruption technical assistance
programs, primarily criminal law oriented, and assist ABA/CEELI criminal law
liaisons in their implementation.  Help cover Central Asia, focusing on
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyz Republic.  Activities may include
recommendations on legislative or policy reform; training and capacity
building; and institution building.  In coordination with CEELI-DC and
regional chiefs of party, liaise with and promote collaboration with other
donors and technical assistance providers.  Assist in developing internal
resources and training.

Must have substantial experience in domestic law anti-corruption efforts
(e.g. prosecutor, law enforcement), with preference given to management
experience while in domestic practice.  Must also have experience in
international technical assistance, with preferred focus on anti-corruption.
Knowledge of civil law frameworks and institutions and of former Soviet
Union and Central Asia strongly preferred.  Other preferences include:
knowledge of Russian; JD; ability to take initiative and work on a team;
flexibility.  To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references
to jobs(a)abaceeli.org.

For more information about CEELI please visit our website at www.abaceeli.org

JOB- Georgia Program Manager, Transnat'l Crime & Corruption Ctr., American University

Posted by: Erik Scott <escott(a)american.edu>
Posted: 5 May 2004


Position: Georgia Program Manager, Transnational Crime and Corruption
Center, American University, Washington, DC

Salary Range for Position: $34,000 - $42,000, commensurate with experience

Educational Requirements: MA or equivalent

Position Requirements:

Qualifications and requirements for this position include strong managerial
skills and experience (1-2 years minimum), 3-4 years related experience
conducting research and developing research projects, MA or equivalent in a
related field, professional fluency in English and Russian (Georgian
language skills are highly desirable), significant living/work experience in
the former Soviet Union, preferably in the South Caucasus and/or the Black
Sea Region, experience working in a multicultural environment, excellent
oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently,
developed knowledge of organized crime, corruption, and terrorism, prior
budget and grants management experience, and knowledge of word processing
and spreadsheet software.

Description:

The Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at American
University seeks applications for the position of Program Manager for its
Georgia Program. This position is based in Washington, DC but involves
occasional travel to the region. The successful candidate will supervise
TraCCC's project to research money laundering and economic crime in Georgia
and TraCCC's Georgia Office dedicated to the study of organized crime and
corruption in Georgia. Both are based in Tbilisi, and have a combined staff
of seventeen individuals, plus grantees. The Georgia Program Manager manages
the DC-based Program Associate to ensure the success of programmatic
efforts. The Program Manager will be responsible for financial management,
program reporting, and program design and implementation. The position may
involve participation in proposal writing for new TraCCC initiatives.

The Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) is a non-partisan,
non-profit center dedicated to researching and teaching about trends in
organized crime and corruption. TraCCC provides information and facilitates
discussion and cooperation among the international scholarly community,
legislative and executive branches of government, non-governmental
organizations, law enforcement agencies, the business community, the media
and the public (for more information, see www.american.edu/traccc).

Deadline for applications: May 28, 2004, or until filled.

To apply please send resume and cover letter and/or application to:

American University, Human Resources
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016

E-mail to Careers(a)american.edu or fax to (202) 885-1737.

Visit www.american.edu/hr to download an application.

Please indicate Position Number 4398 on your application and cover letter.

An AA/EEO Employer.

JOB- Consultants, Public Finance Management Reform, Uzbekistan, Deadline May 15

Posted by: Farrukh Suvankulov <suvankulov(a)lycos.com>
Posted: 5 May 2004


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 toward the cost of the IT
System Modernization Component of the Public Finance Management Reform Project.

The objective of the Government under the IT System Modernization Component
of the project is to develop the design of a Government Finance Management
Information System (GFMIS) by:

(i) elaborating an IT blueprint and modernization plan for budget,
accounting and treasury information processes centered on a GFMIS

(ii) specifying the functional specifications and IT architectural design of
the GFMIS as part of terms of reference for IT implementation phase. These
activities will be based on a GFMIS User Requirement Document that is
currently being prepared.

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,
2004. 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- Visiting Ass't Prof., Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Posted by: Lynda Park <lypark(a)uiuc.edu>
Posted: 2004


The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign seeks to hire a sociocultural or linguistic anthropologist
with expertise in the ethnography, language and culture of Russia, Eastern
Europe, or Eurasia for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position
beginning August 16, 2004.

Scholarly excellence is our primary criterion. The candidate should have an

active research program and demonstrated excellence as a teacher in both
undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will teach
three courses during the academic year 2004/05: an undergraduate course on
his/her area of geographical expertise in the fall of 2004; an advanced
undergraduate/graduate course in the anthropology of Russia, Eastern Europe,
and Eurasia in the spring of 2005; and a general introductory course in
sociocultural anthropology in the spring of 2005.

ABD required; Ph.D. preferred.  Salary $35,000 for Ph.D., $33,000 for ABD.

Please send a letter of application, vita, writing samples, and the names
and current contact addresses of three referees to:

Paul A. Garber, Head, Department of Anthropology
109 Davenport Hall
607 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801.

For full consideration, applications should be received by May 19, 2004.

The University of Illinois is an AA-EOE.

JOB- Deputy Regional Director for Tajikistan, Eurasia Foundation

Posted by: Jeff Erlich <jefferlich(a)eurasia.sarkor.uz>
Posted: 2004


Position Opening
The Eurasia Foundation
Deputy Regional Director for Tajikistan

The Eurasia Foundation seeks a citizen of Tajikistan to be its deputy
regional director for Tajikistan. The Foundation is a privately managed
organization supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development and
other donors. EF makes grants to local organizations to promote civil
society, private enterprise, public administration and cross-border
linkages. More information can be found at www.efcentralasia.org or
www.eurasia.org.

The deputy regional director will be EF's senior representative in
Tajikistan. He or she will identify and develop grant programs; act as EF's
representative; and supervise a four-person office.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate his or her:

 - analytical and organizational skills;
 - fluency in Russian and proficient English (Tajik strongly desired);
 - substantial experience in one or more of EF's programmatic focus areas.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter explaining why they would
be a good fit with EF to: Jeff Erlich, Tashkent Regional Director at
jobs(a)eurasia.sarkor.uz, and put "Tajikistan deputy" in the subject line.

Phone calls and faxes will not be accepted.

JOB- Business School Faculty Positions, KIMEP, Almaty

Posted by: Dennis McConnell <Mac(a)Maine.edu>
Posted: 30 Apr 2004


Business School Faculty Positions - Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Bang College of Business at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management,
Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP), located in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is
seeking business administration faculty for its MBA and BSc degree programs.
Tenure-track positions are available at the level of Professor/Assistant
Professor and Visiting Professor beginning in the 2004 Fall semester.
Positions are available in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing,
Informations Systems, and Operations. All courses are taught in English on
the North American model.

Annual base salaries for these positions range from USD 30,000 to 60,000,
depending on the position, qualifications and experience of the selected
faculty. For comparison purposes, it is notable that these salaries are
substantially in excess of the local average monthly salary (USD 200) and
the expatriate cost of living is less than one-third that of the US.
Additional compensation is available for Summer School and Executive
Education teaching. Local research and consulting opportunities are also
available. Selected faculty will have a private office, a student assistant,
and forty-five days of paid summer vacation.

KIMEP is planning to develop Executive MBA and DBA programs within the next
year. Fall semester enrollment will be around 1,800 including 200 MBA
students. Currently, KIMEP is an AACSB International member with plans to
apply for accreditation within three years.

Kazakhstan is in the process of becoming a major oil and gas producer and
has a strong economy. Almaty is a modern and peaceful city of around 2
million, with shopping centers, broad avenues, large trees and greenery. The
city is located about twenty miles from mountains, ski slopes, skating
arenas and beautiful hiking and picnic areas. Low-cost public transportation
is available, and the weather in the region is relatively mild.

Please contact Dr. Donald W. Marshall, Dean of the College, for further
details:

E-mail: Marshall(a)kimep.kz
Web: http://www.kimep.kz/

Dr. Dennis McConnell
Maine Business School
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469

Tel: 207.581.1988
Fax: 207.581.1956
E-mail: Mac(a)Maine.edu

JOB- Program Officer, Eurasia Foundation, Bishkek, Deadline May 14

Posted by: Cholpon Abdykalykova <cholpon(a)eurasia.kg>
Posted: 29 Apr 2004


Position Opening

The Eurasia Foundation, a private, USAID-funded non-profit organization that
promotes the advancement of democratic institutions and private enterprise
in NIS, is looking for candidates for a Program Officer in its Bishkek
office who will be responsible for developing Eurasia Foundation's
grant-making programs in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The ideal candidate should have:

1. An advanced degree in business, economics, law, public administration and
   policy, or similar field;
2. Previous extensive work experience in one or more of the following areas:
   business or public administration or local government, country economy,
   law, NGO or mass-media development.
3. Outstanding analytical skills, strong interpersonal and cross-cultural
   skills required;
4. Not less than 4 years progressively responsible experience working in
   international organizations or projects;
5. Strong written English skills and fluent Russian required, Kyrgyz desired;
6. Experience with USAID projects and grant-making desired;
7. Excellent computer skills (Windows, MS Office, Excel, SQL, Internet);
8. An enthusiastic and hard-working personality, dedicated to promoting the
   reform process in the Newly Independent States (NIS)
9. Ability to travel at least 40% of the time.

The Eurasia Foundation is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The closing date for
applications is May 14, 2004, 18:00.  To apply, please send a cover letter,
CV and 2 references in a sealed envelope marked "Recruitment" to:


The Eurasia Foundation, Kyrgyz Republic Office
73 Moskovskaya Street

720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
E-mail: receptionist(a)eurasia.kg

For more information about the Eurasia Foundation, please visit our website
at: www.efcentralasia.org

Please no telephone inquiries or fax delivery.

JOB- KIMEP Full-Time Faculty Positions in Almaty Re-Opened

Posted by: Ben Ostrov <bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 19 Apr 2004


Faculty Opening
Department of Economics
College of Social Sciences
Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP)

The Department of Economics at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management,
Economics and Strategic Research in Almaty is recruiting professors for
full-time teaching positions in Finance, Applied Econometrics, and other
areas to begin August 2004. Applicants must have a Ph.D. ABD's and those
interested in other fields will not be considered. Candidates with research
interests in Central Asia are particularly encouraged to apply. Should you
want further information about KIMEP, it can be found at http://www.kimep.kz

Salary and rank will vary according to qualifications. (The KIMEP salary
scale is comparable to that of U.S. public universities but the cost of
living is about 1/3 that of the US.)  Applicants are expected to teach four
sections of three courses (12 hours per week) each semester. These courses
can be in both our graduate and undergraduate programs. Teaching reductions
can be given for ongoing research.


Applicants should submit a letter explaining their interest, a curriculum
vita, and the names of three references. Review of applications is now under
way. The process will continue until a suitable candidate is found.
Materials should be sent electronically to:

Prof. Ben Ostrov, Dean of the College of Social Sciences
Email: bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu

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: 7-3272-704246, Peoria Voicemail: 1-309-4194160
Office Fax: 7-3272-704344, NY Fax: 1-631-5146601
E-mail: bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu
Web: http://homepage.mac.com/bcostrov

JOB- Humanities Fellows, Aga Khan Humanities Project, Dushanbe

Posted by: Olimsho Vatanshoev <vatanshoev(a)akhp.org>
Posted: 16 Apr 2004


Position Announcement

Position: Humanities Fellows (4 positions)

Institution: Aga Khan Humanities Project

Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Duration: 01 July 2004 to 30 June 2005

Eligibility: Citizens of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Closing Date: review of applications begins 30 April 2004; open until filled.

The Humanities Project for Central Asia (AKHP), part of the Aga Khan Trust
for Culture, is seeking four individuals for positions as Humanities
Fellows, based at the AKHP offices in Dushanbe. In January 2006, AKHP will
become part of the University of Central Asia (UCA), with campuses in
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.  Fellows will assist in completing
and teaching a multi-year interdisciplinary humanities curriculum, taught in
universities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.

AKHP has developed interdisciplinary four-year humanities curriculum,
focusing on cross-cultural comparative studies.  In accordance with internal
and external reviews, AKHP is now preparing to finalise this material. The
Humanities Fellows will be responsible for completing revisions on AKHP
undergraduate courses, designed to be taught in Central Asian state
universities and UCA, including:

 - Reviewing and editing textual and multi-media curriculum material, in
   English and Russian;
 - Developing instructors manuals to accompany curriculum material;
 - Teaching (including co-teaching) 1-1.5 courses in each of the fall and
   winter semesters;
 - In the winter semester, developing one or more courses independently,
   and/or engaging in their own scholarly work.

The ideal candidate will have:

 - an earned graduate degree from a liberal arts institution in any field of
   the social sciences or humanities;
 - one year s experience within a liberal arts undergraduate environment (as
   student or instructor);
 - familiarity with liberal arts and Central Asian state university systems;
 - a proven commitment to interdisciplinary student-centred education,
   particularly in reference to reading and writing expectations;
 - fluency in Russian and English

To apply, please submit:

 - a cover letter explicitly relating to the qualifications of the position;
   curriculum vitae;
 - a one page statement of the applicant s philosophy of teaching and learning;
 - two letters of recommendation (submitted directly to AKHP by referees)

Please submit all materials electronically to Olimsho Vatanshoev, Senior
Curriculum Editor, Aga Khan Humanities Project, Dushanbe Tajikistan.
E-mail: vatanshoev(a)akhp.org.  Short-listed candidates will be asked to
provide copies of university transcripts.  While AKHP appreciates all
applications, only those short-listed will be contacted for interviews.

For further information about these positions and the AKHP undergraduate
courses, please contact Olimsho Vatanshoev <vatanshoev(a)akhp.org>.  For
further information on the Aga Khan Humanities Project, please visit our
website: www.akdn.org/humanities/Humanity.htm. For further information on
the University of Central Asia, please visit http://www.akdn.org/uca/uca.htm.

JOB- Program Director, Eurasia Foundation, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Jeff Erlich <jefferlich(a)eurasia.sarkor.uz>
Posted: 15 Apr 2004


Position Opening

The Eurasia Foundation is a privately managed non-profit organization funded
by USAID and other donors which promotes democratic institutions and private
enterprise in the Newly Independent States. The Foundation's Osh office
manages a cross-border grant-making project called the Ferghana Valley
Initiative. The Foundation is seeking candidates for a Program Director in
this office.

The Program Director will head the four-person Osh office; assist in
developing the Foundation's strategy for cross-border grants in the Ferghana
Valley; identify and review cross-border grant proposals; and represent the
Foundation to current and potential donors. The position requires residency
in Osh and extensive travel inside the Valley.

The ideal candidate will have more than five years experience in project
development and implementation; strong understanding of the countries of the
Ferghana Valley; fluency in Russian and English, with local languages a
plus; an appropriate advanced degree; and strong references.

The closing date for applications is May 2, 2004.  Please send a cover
letter, CV and two references to:

The Eurasia Foundation/ Kyrgyz Republic Office
73 Moskovskaya Street
720040 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
E-mail: recruitment(a)eurasia.kg

The cover letter must explain why you are a good fit with the Eurasia
Foundation and how you believe the Foundation can contribute to the welfare
of Ferghana Valley region.

For more information about the Eurasia Foundation, please visit our website
at: www.efcentralasia.org

Please no telephone or fax inquiries.

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

Posted by: Josie Levongala <jlevongala(a)irex.org>
Posted: 13 Apr 2004


TITLE: Program Manager
DIVISION: Partnerships and Training Division (PTD)
LOCATION: Baku, Azerbaijan
REPORTS TO: Senior Program Officer, PTD

This position is contingent upon funding.

About IREX:

IREX is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement
of knowledge. Central to its mission is the empowering of individuals and
institutions to participate meaningfully in civil society. IREX administers
programs between the United States and Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and
Asia.

Summary of Position:

Contingent on funding, IREX seeks applicants for the position of Program
Manger for an innovative project which connects Azerbaijani primary and
secondary schools to the Internet and promotes online curriculum development
and web-based partnerships with American schools. His/her services will be
solicited on a full-time basis for 12 months to manage training, online
projects, and all other program operations in relation to over 35 secondary
schools located throughout the country. The Program Manager will direct and
oversee all work performed under the program and will oversee all program
staff. The position will be based in Baku but will involve significant
travel throughout the country.

Job Description:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 - Overseeing the development of training materials and curricula aimed at
   integrating the use of information technology into the subjects of American
   studies and civic education at the secondary school level;
 - Management of a network of high school training centers;
 - Coordination of partnerships between American and Azerbaijani schools and
   the development of online projects;
 - Principal oversight and management of overseas program staff; including
   coordinators, trainers, system administrators, and other program personnel;
 - Writing program reports and ensuring effective financial administration;
 - Ensuring that all participating secondary schools receive reliable
   Internet access through local Internet Service Providers;
 - Developing and implementing program outreach and publicity strategies;
 - Overseeing program evaluations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must be U.S. citizens, well organized, able to work
independently, skilled at handling multiple tasks, and able to adhere to
deadlines.

Other qualifications required include:

 - A minimum of three years of demonstrated management experience in the
   not-for-profit or governmental sector. At least one of the three years of
   management experience must have been acquired in the international field,
   preferably within the countries of Eurasia;
 - Past work with US-government funded programs;
 - Well-organized, skilled at handling multiple tasks, detail-oriented;
 - Fluency in Russian and/or Azeri language preferred;
 - Extensive experience in using the Internet and integrating information
   technology resources into educational settings;
 - Experience in education and curriculum development;
 - Intermediate level knowledge concerning basic LAN hardware and the
   technical aspects of providing Internet connectivity preferred;

Send cover letter and resume to:

 - IREX/SVG/ASC via fax at (202) 628-8189 or
 - send an e-mail message to resumes(a)irex.org. Please put IREX/SVG/ASC 06-04
   in the subject line of all email messages.

No phone calls please.

EOE

Closing date for resumes is May 17, 2004

JOB- Asst. Professor in History of the Russian Empire/Soviet Union, U. of Pennsylvania

Posted by: Benjamin Nathans <bnathans(a)history.upenn.edu>
Posted: 11 Apr 2004


RUSSIAN EMPIRE/SOVIET UNION.  University of Pennsylvania.  Assistant
(tenure-track) or associate (tenured) professorship in the history of the
post-Petrine Russian Empire or Soviet Union, including non-Russian
territories.  Position to begin July 1, 2005.  Consideration of applications
will begin on September 1, 2004 and continue until an appointment has been
made.  All applicants should submit a letter and c.v.; applicants for the
untenured position should also send three letters of reference.  Items
should be addressed to: Russia/USSR Search Committee, Department of History,
University of Pennsylvania, 208 College Hall, Philadelphia, PA  19104-6379.
The University of Pennsylvania is an AA/EOE.


Benjamin Nathans
Associate Professor
Department of History
University of Pennsylvania
208 College Hall
Philadelphia, PA  19104-6379   USA
Tel: 215-898-4958
Fax: 215-573-2089

bnathans(a)history.upenn.edu

JOB- Consultant/Development Platform Author, UN Coordination Unit, Tajikistan

Posted by: Coordination TJ <coordination.tj(a)undp.org>
Posted: 2 Apr 2004


Terms of Reference

Post Title: Consultant - Development Platform Author

Project Title: United Nations Coordination Unit

Duty station: Dushanbe, with occasional field visits.

Application Deadline: 14 April 2004

1. Background Information

Tajikistan is undergoing a transition, away from the immediate post-conflict
times when all international assistance was focussed on humanitarian action,
and moving towards development. Many challenges remain. Tajikistan has been
highlighted as the only country in the former Soviet Union that is most at
risk of not attaining any of the Millennium Development Goals. The current
aid environment is made up of a multitude of international partners
operating across the relief-development spectrum. For the past 10 years the
United Nations has appealed for donor support through the Consolidated
Appeals Process (CAP). In 2005 the United Nations and extended international
community in Tajikistan intends to create a new holistic platform that
brings together emerging national and international development frameworks
(MDGs, PRSP, PIP, CCA and UNDAF) with traditional humanitarian approaches.

2. Duties and Responsibilities:

The Platform Author will perform his/her duties under the supervision of the
Resident / Humanitarian Coordinator and the Head of the United Nations
Coordination Unit. Working with the support of staff from the UN
Coordination Unit the consultant will:

 - Collect from all partners (UNCT, government bodies, donors, IFIs,
   international and national NGOs) and compile data on relevant indicators
   (those identified in CAP 2004, those related to global UN conferences,
   those of the CCA Indicator Framework and others highlighted by government)

   to assess the humanitarian and development needs.
 - Incorporate data on progress towards the MDGs including data on costing
   MDG attainment and financial tracking data of donor commitments and
   disbursements from the government's Aid Coordination Unit.
 - Draft, in consultation with focal points in each of the relevant
   specialized agencies and government representatives, chapters on the
   priority thematic areas identified by the UNCT and their partners.
 - Construct graphs for selected indicators; collect pictures to illustrate
   main areas of the platform.
 - Share chapters with all partners, collect comments and integrate
   requested changes.
 - On the basis of the chapters and revised context section, draft full-text
   version of platform and executive summary.
 - Following consultations with partners facilitated by RC/HC, draft
   sections on key overall and sectoral objectives for international
   assistance in 2005.
 - Collect and edit project descriptions submitted by all partners.
 - Revise draft platform to integrate comments of all partners.
 - Format and prepare for publishing the final version of Platform (in
   English and Russian) with introduction, executive summary, main sections,
   project descriptions, pictures, graphs and text-boxes.
 - Supervise the publishing and reproduction of the Platform.
 - Draft and produce launch materials such as one-page summaries and press
   releases.

3. Expected Result:

A completed Development Platform resulting from a participatory drafting
process, in two versions (English and Russian) is produced and distributed.
The document responds to the highest standards of quality, both in terms of
the writing and of the presentation of the document. The document is
attractive and visual, and easily shared with partners in accessible
electronic format

4. Qualifications and Requirements:

 - Excellent writing skills in English and Russian;
 - Strong interpersonal / communication skills;
 - Advanced practical knowledge of word-processing and desktop publishing
   software, basic web design an advantage;
 - Ability to draft a document resulting from participatory processes (i.e.
   with numerous re-writes, integration of partners' comments, etc.);
 - Knowledge of the United Nations system and of CAP, CCA and UNDAF
   instruments an advantage;
 - Experience working in Central Asia or the CIS, especially in a
   development context an advantage.

5. Period of Employment:

Starting as soon as possible, the consultancy will run for six months with
possible extension.

6. Closing date for applications:

14 April 2004

Applications should be sent by email to coordination.tj(a)undp.org

JOB- CREECA Associate Director, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Deadline April 16

Posted by: ROBERT J KAISER <rjkaise1(a)facstaff.wisc.edu>
Posted: 2 Apr 2004


Job Announcement
Associate Director
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) invites
applications for the position of Associate Director.  Currently directed by
Professor Robert Kaiser, CREECA is a longstanding interdisciplinary program
designed to foster new knowledge and understanding of Russia, East Europe,
and Central Asia.  CREECA serves as a community resource through coordinated
outreach activities, and trains scholars through a range of educational
programs.  CREECA advises students at the undergraduate and graduate level,
sponsors conferences, lectures, seminars, and supports faculty research.  It

is one of the constituent programs of the International Institute at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Associate Director of CREECA will be the lead academic staff employee of
the program with broad management and supervisory responsibilities.  The
Associate Director will also teach at the university.  The primary duties are:

 - Work with the faculty Director of CREECA to develop CREECA policy and
   strengthen the CREECA program's capacity to fulfill its core mission.

 - Manage the CREECA Department of Education Title VI program activities,
   including an annual budget currently in the range of $246,000 per year and
   annual FLAS fellowships worth approximately $207,500 per year.

 - Assure compliance with Title VI grant requirements, communicate and
   coordinate with U.S. Department of Education as necessary, and assist the
   director in preparation of triennial Title VI grant application.

 - Supervise CREECA staff (outreach coordinator, secretarial, graduate
   project assistants, financial specialist, and student help) for on-going
   program activities.

 - Advise undergraduate and graduate students interested in Russian, East
   European, and Central Asian studies, including MA students and students
   registered for the certificate programs.

 - Serve as principal academic advisor for the CREECA MA program.

 - Develop and manage the CREECA seminar series, and oversee the writing and
   editing of CREECA's bimonthly newsletter.

 - Assist the Director with the development of CREECA fund-raising
   strategies and write grant proposals for extramural funding to support
   CREECA programming and student fellowships.

 - Assist the Outreach Coordinator to develop CREECA outreach programming
   plans and supervise outreach staff in the provision of outreach services to
   local, state, regional, and national audiences.

 - Represent the Director and CREECA in meetings and committees on campus
   and at national/international venues as appropriate.

 - Teach two courses during the academic year related to the region,
   selected each year in conjunction with the Director and the appropriate
   campus department.

Qualifications:

 - Ability in budget and program management (experience preferred)
 - Ability in extramural grant preparation (experience preferred)
 - Ph.D. degree in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies
 - University teaching experience preferred

Position Information:

The position will be an annually renewable UW-Madison academic staff
position carrying the employment title of Assistant Faculty Associate and a
working title of Associate Director.  The annual 12-month salary for the
position will be minimum $48,000.  The position carries with it state
employment benefits including health insurance and state retirement.  The
position, subject to the availability of federal funding, is effective
August 1, 2004.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should write a letter of interest indicating their
qualifications and submit it with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, graduate
transcript, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.  To ensure
consideration, applications should be received by April 16, 2004.
Applications should be sent to: Professor Robert Kaiser, CREECA, 210
Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1397.

Questions about the position and the CREECA program may be directed to
Professor Robert Kaiser at 608-262-1904.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  Applicants should be aware that, under the Wisconsin State
Open Records law, unless confidentiality is requested in writing,
information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request,
and finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

JOB- Kazakhstan Chief of Party, Int'l Foundation for Elections Systems, Almaty

Posted by: Anchal Gupta <AGupta(a)ifes.org>
Posted: 31 Mar 2004


Job Opening Announcement

Career Opportunity: Kazakhstan Chief of Party

Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Application Deadline: April 1, 2004

Position Summary:

The Chief of Party will manage the IFES program in Kazakhstan. Primary
responsibilities will include program management and implementation, and
management of the IFES field office in Almaty. The Chief of Party is also

responsible for identifying new opportunities for IFES within the existing
program and beyond. The ideal candidate will have previously managed
projects to promote democratic development, and will have had extensive
experience in at least one of the following: developing civic education
programs, strengthening political pluralism or enhancing civil society
development. Experience in election management is also strongly preferred.

The Chief of Party represents IFES in country as the Foundation s primary
representative and on-site coordinator of programming with local and
international actors. S/he is responsible for maintaining pro-active
contacts with Kazakhstan leaders--both governmental and non-governmental,
IFES funders and the international donor community.

Duties & Responsibilities:

 - Manage the implementation of IFES projects in Kazakhstan
 - Provide daily management and oversight of local and expatriate staff
   based in Kazakhstan
 - Develop and maintain relationships with Kazakhstan partners, civil
   society groups and other stakeholders, including international NGOs and the
   donor community
 - Work closely with the Ministry of Education and the individual regional
   and local education departments and schools in the implementation of the
   textbook project and all school based activities
 - Manage and report on IFES/Kazakhstan finances
 - Explore new opportunities and design initiatives for IFES in Kazakhstan
 - Draft reports to HQ, donors and other stakeholders

IFES Kazakhstan Project:

IFES began USAID funded programming in Kazakhstan in 1994, conducting
projects of civic education, civil society development and technical
election assistance. Since 1998, IFES has been engaged in civic education
project for high school students, developing a textbook and several
interactive student classroom and extracurricular projects. IFES/Kazakhstan
now concentrates on expanding its civic education programs and preparing for
possible election assistance activities.


Qualifications & Experience:

The Chief of Party must be engaged -- a dynamic leader, flexible, adaptable
and a team player who demonstrates leadership under challenging conditions.
In addition, the Chief of Party is required to have the following expertise:

 - English language fluency writing and speaking; Russian or Kazakh language
   a plus
 - Five to seven years of experience in democratic development. Experience
   in Former Soviet Union strongly preferred.

 - Experience in implementing democratization projects; experience with
   civic education including teacher training, student programs and/or
   curriculum development essential.
 - Familiarity with and practical knowledge of elections processes and
   issues will be strongly considered.
 - Graduate degree in public policy/administration, education, international
   development, political science or law would be advantageous.
 - Demonstrated program and financial management experience.

 - Experience as a dynamic and engaged action-oriented interlocutor with
   democracy-development actors at all levels grassroots to the highest
   national and international levels.
 - Personnel and office management experience--including management,
   training and development of local staff.
 - Experience in proposal writing and budgeting, and liaising with donors.
 - Experience in living and working overseas, preferably in Former Soviet
   Union
 - Strong oral and written communication skills and skills in PC-based word
   processing, spreadsheets and e-mail technology.

Application:

Please apply directly by e-mailing your resume to jobs(a)ifes.org, indicating
in the e-mail subject line Kazakhstan Chief of Party.

EEO/V/D/M/F

Anchal Gupta

HR Associate
IFES
1101 15th Street Suite 300
Washington DC 20002
202.872.5037
Web: www.ifes.org
E-mail: agupta(a)ifes.org

JOB- Revised Regional Coordinator Position, Aga Khan Humanities Project

Posted by: Norma Jo Baker <baker(a)akhp.org>
Posted: 26 Mar 2004


Revised Position Announcement

Position: Regional Coordinator
Institution Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Humanities Project for Central Asia
Location:  Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Expected Duration: 1 May 2004 - 31 December 2004 (with possibility of
extension)
Closing Date: 2 April 2004

The Humanities Project for Central Asia (AKHP), part of the Aga Khan Trust
for Culture, is seeking an experienced, capable director to provide
strategic direction, management and coordination for a higher education
project working in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.  The position will
be based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.  Further information on AKHP is available
at http://www.akdn.org/humanities/Humanity.htm

The Regional Coordinator reports directly to the AKHP Interim Director in
Boston, and is the senior regional director of AKHP and the senior regional
representative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.  AKHP will be integrated
into the University of Central Asia http://www.akdn.org/uca/uca.htm  in
January 2006, and as a consequence requires an individual capable of
providing critical administrative and managerial guidance and support in
this transition.

The Regional Coordinator role requires the following:

 - Minimum four years demonstrated administrative experience with
   an international educational organisation in the former Soviet
   Union
 - Minimum two years administrative experience in Central Asian and
   liberal arts university environments
 - Strong diplomatic and public presentation skills
 - Excellent English-language communication skills
 - Professional capacity in Russian language
 - A post-graduate degree in the liberal arts

Candidates who have already submitted documents for the position need not
re-apply, as we have retained those applications.  There are no citizenship
restrictions for this position.  To apply, please submit a cover letter
explicitly relating to the qualifications of the position, curriculum vitae,
and the names and contact information for four references by electronic mail
to Norma Jo Baker at baker(a)akhp.org .  Please put in the subject heading:
Regional Coordinator Position.  While AKHP appreciates all applications,
only those short-listed will be contacted by April 5, 2004.

Norma Jo Baker
Regional Coordinator
Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Humanities Project for Central Asia

75 Tolstoy Street
Dushanbe 734000 Tajikistan
Email: baker(a)akhp.org
Mobile: (992-93) 505-2189
Office: (992-372) 245-823
Fax: (992-372) 510-128
Web: http://www.akdn.org/humanities/Humanity.htm
Forum: http://www.pluralism.narod.ru

JOB- Chief Technical Advisor, Trade Development, WTO/UNCTAD, Tashkent

Posted by: Iris Hauswirth <Hauswirth(a)intracen.org>
Posted: 25 Mar 2004


The International Trade Centre (ITC), WTO/UNCTAD invites applications for a
position of Chief Technical Advisor (L5), managing four national trade
development programmes in Central Asia.

This is a full-time, one-year position, with possibility of extension. It is
available immediately.

A full job description and application details can be found on ITC's
website, under:

http://www.intracen.org/dbms/utils/vacancy.asp

JOB- Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Institute, Washington DC

Posted by: Anu Kangaspunta-Garfield <akangaspunta(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 19 Mar 2004


Position Announcement

Senior Policy Analyst
Open Society Institute Washington Office

February 2004

The Open Society Institute (OSI), a private operating and grantmaking
foundation based in New York City, implements a range of initiatives to
promote open society by shaping government policy and supporting education,
media, public health, and human and women s rights, as well as social,
legal, and economic reform.  To foster open society on a global level, OSI
aims to bring together a larger Open Society Network of other
nongovernmental organizations, international institutions, and government
agencies.  OSI was created in 1993 by investor and philanthropist George
Soros to support his foundations in Central and Eastern Europe and the
former Soviet Union.  Those foundations were established, starting in 1984,
to help former communist countries in their transition to democracy.  OSI
has expanded the activities of the Soros foundations network to other areas

of the world where the transition to democracy is of particular concern.
The network encompasses more than 50 countries with initiatives in Africa,
Central Asia and the Caucasus, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, as well as
in Haiti, Mongolia, and Turkey.  OSI also supports programs in the United
States and selected projects elsewhere in the world.

The OSI Washington, D.C. Office represents the international and domestic
work of OSI and the Soros foundations network.  The Senior Policy Analyst
will report to the Director of the OSI Washington Office and the Director of
the OSI Central Eurasia and Middle East Program.

Position:

This is a joint position intended to be devoted 50 percent to facilitating
the work of the OSI Middle East and Central Eurasia Programs and 50 to the
other activities of the OSI Washington Office.  The Senior Policy Analyst
will help implement advocacy strategies relating to the work of the OSI
Middle East and Central Eurasia Program and additional advocacy strategies
designed to help facilitate the work of the OSI network of programs.  The
ideal candidate will have strong policy advocacy skills and experience and
an excellent working knowledge of the issues that OSI funds and for which
the Soros network advocates.  Internationally, this includes knowledge of
rule of law as it relates to human rights, election monitoring, treatment of
minorities, women and public health, media, and education in countries where
the Soros Foundations are active.  In particular, the position is intended
to work with and facilitate the Washington advocacy needs of the OSI network
as assigned by the Director of the Washington Office.  The successful
candidate will also have substantial practical experience in advocacy,
working with varied organizations and constituencies and implementing
communication strategies.  The candidate must have strong organizational and
interpersonal skills.


Responsibilities:

Assist in the Washington advocacy work of the OSI Middle East and Central
Eurasia program and in the Washington advocacy work of the OSI network as
assigned.  Maintain close and effective collaboration with relevant OSI NY
staff and other parts of the OSI network.

The specific duties include:

 - Research and write issues briefs related to OSI objectives.
 - Analyze and review legislation initiatives, proposed legislation by
executive agencies and bills passed by Congress that are part of the OSI
agenda.
 - Attend hearings and prepare related summaries.
 - Make presentations to a wide variety of audiences, including national and
international policymakers.
 - Advocate initiatives related to OSI issues.
 - Act as liaison with US government agencies, institutions, coalitions and

others on OSI issues.
 - Promote the OSI interests with individuals and organizations by
monitoring relevant events and establishing strategic activities in response.

Requirements:

Graduate level degree preferred in international affairs or relevant field;
substantial practical experience in the field including 6-8 years or more
relevant advocacy work experience in Washington; general knowledge of
international affairs and international organizations; excellent written,
verbal, and public speaking skills; ability to function effectively within a
collaborative environment.

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, salary requirements/history to:
OSI-Washington Office, Attn:  Administrator, 1120 19TH Street, NW, 8th
Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036 or email osidcresume(a)osi-dc.org or fax
202-530-0128.  EOE

Applications will be accepted until March 31st.

Anu Kangaspunta-Garfield
Program Assistant, Central Eurasia Project
Open Society Institute
400 West 59th Street

New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-548-0179
Fax: 212-548-4607

JOB- Administrative Ass't, Central Asian Studies Unit, Inst. of Ismaili Studies, London

Posted by: Sarfaroz Niyozov <fn3872z(a)fastnet.co.uk>
Posted: 18 Mar 2004


The Institute of Ismaili Studies

Administrative Assistant for the Central Asian Studies Unit

The Central Asian Studies Unit of The Institute of Ismaili Studies is
recruiting an Administrative Assistant for a two-year period.  This position
reports to the Coordinator of the Central Asian Studies Unit and provides
administrative support and assistance to the Coordinator.  In addition to
other administrative responsibilities, the Administrative Assistant will
manage the budget, record minutes of meetings, write reports, follow up on
the implementation of the annual plans, and edit papers.

The applicants must meet the following criteria:

 - Equivalent of Bachelor's degree in the fields of management and
administration from a credible university
 - A minimum of three years' administrative experience in an NGO, including
private or tertiary educational institutions.
 - Excellent command of the English language and good writing and
communication skills.
 - IT skills, including competence in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
(Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access).
 - Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to be a team player.
 - Strong base of knowledge in Humanities, Islamic Studies or Educational
Studies.
 - Knowledge of Russian and Tajik/Persian languages will be an advantage

The closing date is 1st May 2004.

Interviews will be scheduled in mid-May.

To apply, please send a CV with a covering letter and two references to:

Dr. Sarfaroz Niyozov

Central Asian Studies Unit
42 - 44 Grosvenor Gardens
London SW1W 0EB
United Kingdom

Email: sniyozov(a)iis.ac.uk
Copy to: aelnazar(a)iis.ac.uk

JOB- Program Development Officer, Eurasia Foundation

Posted by: Aida Dossayeva <adossayeva(a)efcentralasia.org>
Posted: 18 Mar 2004


Eurasia Foundation

A private not-for-profit organization, funded by the US Agency for
International Development and other donors, that supports democratic
institutions and the development of market economies

Announces a search for the position of:

Program Development Officer for Central Asia

Primary Qualifications:

 - Masters degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields covered by
   the Foundation
 - At least three years' experience working in international development
   organizations
 - Experience in project development and project management
 - English proficiency (written and oral)

 - Strong communications skills, personal initiative, and an ability to work
   in teams

Responsibilities:

 - Liaison with corporate and government partners of the Foundation
 - Development of projects in the program areas of the Foundation (see web
   site)
 - Preparation of reports and other documentation for corporate and
   government partners of the Foundation
 - Frequent travel


Preferential consideration will be given to candidates who have experience
with public relations, negotiations and public presentations.

Candidates should send a resume, two letters of recommendation and a cover
letter to the Foundation at iporechina(a)efcentralasia.org by April 1, 2004.

For more information about the work of the Eurasia Foundation, visit
http://www.efcentralasia.org.

JOB- Regional Coordinator, Aga Khan Humanities Project, Dushanbe

Posted by: Chad Thompson <thompson(a)akhp.org>
Posted: 15 Mar 2004


Position: Regional Coordinator
Institution Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Humanities Project for Central Asia
Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Expected Duration: 1 May 2004 - 31 December 2005
Closing Date: 22 March 2004

The Humanities Project for Central Asia (AKHP), part of the Aga Khan Trust
for Culture, is seeking an experienced, capable manager to provide strategic
direction and coordination for a higher education project working in
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The position will be based in
Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Further information on AKHP is available at
http://www.akdn.org/humanities/Humanity.htm

The Regional Coordinator reports directly to the AKHP Interim Director in
Boston, and is the senior regional representative of AKHP and the Aga Khan
Trust for Culture. AKHP will be integrated into the University of Central
Asia http://www.akdn.org/uca/uca.htm in January 2006, and as a consequence
requires an individual capable of providing critical guidance and support in
this transition.

The Regional Coordinator will be responsible for:

 - Strategic planning of AKHP's future role in the University of Central Asia
 - Ensuring the ongoing day-to-day management of AKHP during this transition
   period
 - Regional representation of AKHP and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture to
   governmental and non-governmental agencies

 - Senior administration of the AKHP headquarters in Dushanbe
 - Provide on-site leadership for 35 AKHP staff members
 - Ensuring timely communication with international partners

The Regional Coordinator role requires the following:

 - Minimum four years demonstrated administrative experience with an
   international organisation in the former Soviet Union
 - Experience working with higher education institutions in transition
   countries
 - Knowledge of Central Asian and liberal arts university environments
 - Strong diplomatic and public presentation skills
 - Excellent English-language communication skills
 - Professional capacity in Russian language
 - A post-graduate degree in the liberal arts

The ideal candidate will have:

 - Seven or more years senior administrative experience in Central Asia with
   an international organisation;

 - Experience in strategic planning for educational programmes in developing
   countries
 - An earned Ph - D - in the social sciences or humanities, or terminal
   degree in a professional field, preferably from a liberal arts institution
 - In addition to English and Russian, working knowledge of one other
   regional language

There are no citizenship restrictions for this position. To apply, please
submit a cover letter explicitly relating to the qualifications of the
position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for four
references by electronic mail to Norma Jo Baker at baker(a)akhp.org . Please
put in the subject heading: Regional Coordinator Position. While AKHP
appreciates all applications, only those short-listed will be contacted by
March 31, 2004.

Norma Jo Baker
Regional Coordinator
Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Humanities Project for Central Asia
75 Tolstoy Street
Dushanbe 734000 Tajikistan
Email: baker(a)akhp.org
Mobile: (992-93) 505-2189
Office: (992-372) 245-823
Fax: (992-372) 510-128
Web: http://www.akdn.org/humanities/Humanity.htm

JOBS- Center Co-Director and Language Curriculum Director, CeLCAR Language Center, Indiana University

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic NRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 5 Mar 2004


Position 1:

Co-Director
Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region
Indiana University

Pending approval of funding for this position, Indiana University is seeking
a co-director for the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region;
CeLCAR is a national language resource center that promotes the teaching and
learning of languages of Central Asia, Azerbaijan, and Afghanistan.  The
Co-Director will be responsible for developing and directing a coherent set
of Center projects. Together with the CeLCAR Director of Curriculum
Development, every four years the Co-Director will write the Center's Title
VI grant application to the US Department of Education.  At present, this is
the largest source of CeLCAR support.  The Co-Director will actively seek
funding for appropriate projects beyond the scope of the Title VI grant. The
Co-Director will also represent the Center's interests to the University and
to outside entities. All of these activities will be undertaken in close
cooperation with the CeLCAR Director.  The Co-Director will hold a full-time
non-tenure-track appointment in one or more departments and/or programs
relevant to his or her area of specialization.  In addition to duties at
CeLCAR, he or she will teach one class per semester.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in applied linguistics or a closely related
discipline; a background in LCTL (lesson commonly taught language) teaching;
familiarity with current (e.g. communicative and proficiency-based)
approaches to language pedagogy; an understanding of language teaching
materials development; and extensive experience of grant-writing,
supervision, and academic administration. Also highly desirable are
experience with the use of technology in language teaching, and knowledge of
a Central Asian or other Turkic or Indo-Iranian language.

Application Procedure:

Applications should contain a cover letter with a detailed explanation of
relevant experience, including language teaching, materials development, and
grant-writing; a current CV; contact information for three references; and
samples of work or publications. Applications should be sent in one of  the
following ways: electronically to iaunrc(a)indiana.edu, by fax to (812)
855-7500, or in hard copy to Professor William Fierman, Department of
Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall, Bloomington, IN
47405, USA. It is anticipated that review of applications will begin on
April 10, and the position will remain open until filled.

For further information about this position, please inquire by e-mail only
(not telephone): iaunrc(a)indiana.edu.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Position 2:

Director of Language Curriculum Development
Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region
Indiana University

Position Available:

The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), 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 funded under a Title VI grant.  At
present the Center is developing introductory and intermediate materials for
four languages--Pashto, Uyghur, Tajik, and Uzbek. The position is a
full-time, non-tenure-track appointment, with full benefits.

Requirements and Responsibilities:

The successful applicant should have a Master's degree, or preferably a
Ph.D., in applied linguistics or a closely related discipline. He or she
must be experienced in designing curricular materials for less commonly
taught languages (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.  The Director of Language Curriculum Development
will provide overall direction and supervision for each of the Center's
curriculum development language projects noted above. The Center curriculum
development 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. The
Director of Language Curriculum Development will work closely with the
CeLCAR Director and Co-Director in preparing applications for funding to the
US Department of Education, and in assuring that projects funded through
Title VI are coordinated with other CeLCAR projects. (See the accompanying
announcement for the CeLCAR Co-Director position.)

Application Procedure:

Applications should contain a cover letter with a detailed explanation of
relevant experience, including language teaching and materials development;
a current CV; contact information for three references; and samples of work
or publications. Applications should be sent in one of  the following ways:
electronically to iaunrc(a)indiana.edu, by fax to (812) 855-7500, or in hard
copy to Professor William Fierman, Department of Central Eurasian Studies,
Indiana University, Goodbody Hall, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA. For full
consideration, applications should arrive no later than April 4, 2004.

For further information about this position, please inquire by e-mail only
(not telephone): iaunrc(a)indiana.edu.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

JOB- Pashto, Dari, Farsi and Urdu Linguists, For US Citizens, SM Consulting

Posted by: Frank O'Donnell <fodonnell(a)smcteam.com>
Posted: 1 Mar 2004


Pashto / Dari / Farsi / Urdu Linguists who are US citizens and hold an
ACTIVE & CURRENTLY USED SECURITY CLEARANCE

We have an immediate need for Mid - Senior level Pashto Dari Farsi Urdu
Linguists who are US citizens and hold an ACTIVE & CURRENTLY USED SECURITY
CLEARANCE (CAT II and above). These opportunities include various types of
language-related services such as interpreting, testing, monitoring, and
translation. Consideration is currently being afforded English-speaking
candidates with a professional-level language fluency in one of the above
languages. Positions require immediate travel to Afghanistan, followed by
potential placement in a CONUS position. The position pays a base salary of
97,000 and offers up to 40 additional hours of paid overtime per week.

Company Overview:

SM Consulting (SMC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the country
(Inc. Magazine has recognized SMC as one of America's 100 fastest growing
private companies in the US for the second straight year) and offers some of
the most exiting and challenging career opportunities available today. At
SMC, we offer more than a job - we offer the chance to join a family where
employees are valued and respected. SMC is lead by a strong management team,
with a commitment to excellence.

SMC was recently selected to the prestigious Deloitte and Touché Fast 500
list and was named the 16th fastest growing firm in Maryland and was also
named as one of Washington's Fast 50. In an era of downturns in the economy,
the 625% growth experienced by SM Consulting during the past five years,
ranking it number 488 in the top 500 companies in the U.S. and Canada, is a
tribute to the high caliber of professionals who comprise SM Consulting.

SMC Offers excellent compensation plans which include full-time salaries,

Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical, Dental, Vision, LT/ST Disability, 401K +
match, vacation, holidays, bonuses and more.

Frank O'Donnell, JD, MPA
Director of Resource Management
Intelligence Practice
Federal Division
SM Consulting
E-mail: fodonnell(a)smcteam.com
Web: http://www.smcteam.com

JOB- KIMEP Faculty Position, Deadline Extended Again

Posted by: Ben Ostrov <bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 23 Feb 2004


Faculty Opening
Department of Public Administration
College of Social Sciences
Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research
(KIMEP)

The Department of Public Administration at the Kazakhstan Institute of
Management, Economics and Strategic Research in Almaty is still recruiting
for a full-time teaching position in Financial Administration & Management
to begin August 2004. Ph.D. required. ABD's and those interested in other
fields will not be considered. Candidates with research interests in Central
Asia are particularly encouraged to apply. Should you want further
information about KIMEP, it can be found at http://www.kimep.kz

The rank and salary are negotiable. (The KIMEP salary scale is comparable to
that of U.S. public universities but the cost of living is about 1/3 that of
the US.)  Applicants are expected to teach four sections of three courses
(12 hours per week) each semester. These courses can be in both our graduate
and undergraduate programs. Teaching reductions can be given for ongoing
research.

Applicants should submit a letter explaining their interest, a curriculum
vita, and the names of three references. Review of applications is now under
way. Applications should be submitted by March 5. Materials should be sent
electronically to: Prof. Ben Ostrov, Dean of the College of Social Sciences
at bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu

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: 7-3272-704246, Peoria Voicemail: 1-309-4194160
Office Fax: 7-3272-704344, NY Fax: 1-631-5146601
E-mail: bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu
Web: http://homepage.mac.com/bcostrov

JOB- Managing Director, International Business School Kelajak Ilmi, Tashkent

Posted by: Olyesya Tykhenko <intrel(a)ibs.uz>
Posted: 19 Feb 2004


The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Business
School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, and the International Business School "Kelajak
Ilmi", with financial support from the Eurasia Foundation invite
applications for the position of Managing Director at the IBS "Kelajak Ilmi"
in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Information about IBS Kelajak Ilmi may be found at www.ibs.uz

The Managing Director's responsibilities will include:

 - coordinating  and supervising the day-to-day activities of the business
   school
 - building relations with companies and other external organizations in
   Uzbekistan and abroad
 - internal management and coordination including development, delivery,
   finance and quality control of programs
 - coordinating and assisting administrative departments in their work
 - seeking for additional financial sources for the development of the school
 - managing the processes of development and implementation of business and
   strategic plans of the school
 - assessing the local competitive landscape for business education in the
   region

Applicants should have the following qualifications:

 - the US or other western country nationality (citizenship)
 - at least 5 years of work experience in the field of education, preferably
   in a managing position, which includes supervisory role, operational
   management, finance and budgeting
 - proven ability to teach business courses at a higher educational institution
 - Master's degree of a western university in Business Administration (MBA),
   Public Administration (MPA) or Higher Education Administration (ME).
 - Ability to manage study process and build relations with external community
 - good interpersonal skills
 - understanding of Uzbek legislation, culture and mentality

 - some work experience in Central Asia is preferable

The Managing Director's position will be funded by the Eurasia Foundation,
as well as from the business school's budget. Salary will be negotiable and
may include performance-related bonuses. The appointment will be for 1 year
initially. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to performance.

Potential applicants should submit their resume and cover letters to both of
the following addresses before April 15, 2004:

Mrs. Barbara Peitsch
Director of the project on business education partnership with IBS "Kelajak
Ilmi"
The William Davidson Institute
at the University of Michigan Business School

724 E. University Ave.,
Wyly Hall, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1234, USA
Tel: (734) 763-5020
Fax: (734) 763-5850
E-mail: bpeitsch(a)bus.umich.edu

Dr. Mila Eshonova
Executive Director
International Business School "Kelajak Ilmi"
49, Uzbekistanskaya st., Tashkent, 700003,
Uzbekistan
Tel: (998) 71 132-6025
Fax: (998) 71 132-6027
E-mail: office(a)ibs.uz

Selected candidates will be interviewed (personally or by telephone) with
the IBS administration and relative representatives at the WDI.

JOB- Consultants, Republic of Uzbekistan Education Sector Development Project

Posted by: Shirley Hill <shirleyh(a)sagric.com.au>
Posted: 17 Feb 2004


SAGRIC International is seeking suitably qualified consultants for the
Republic of Uzbekistan Education Sector Development Project:

 - Organization Audit Specialist - International (6 person-months)

 - Education Administration Specialist - International (6 person-months)

 - Audit Coordinator - Domestic (12 person-months)

 - School Mapping Specialist - International (6 person-months)

 - Socioeconomist/Community Survey Specialist - International (6 person-months)

 - Survey Coordinator - Domestic (12 person-months)

 - Education Staff Development Specialist - International (4 person-months)

 - Staff Redeployment Expert - Domestic (4 person-months)

 - Teaching Conditions Expert - Domestic (4 person-months)

 - Career Development Expert - Domestic (4 person-months)

 - Private Education Specialist - International (3 person-months)

 - Community Kindergarten Expert - Domestic (3 person-months)

 - Private Education Expert - Domestic (3 person-months)

 - Education Finance Specialist - International (3 person-months)

 - Management Decentralization Expert - Domestic (3 person-months)

 - Education Budget Expert - Domestic (3 person-months)

 - School Inspection and Supervision Specialist - International (2 person-
   months)

 - School Inspection and Supervision Expert - Domestic (4 person-months)

 - School Management Specialist - International (2 person-months)

 - School Management Expert - Domestic (4 person-months)

Please refer to http://www.recruitment.sagric.com/ for further information
and application instructions.

JOB- Three Non-Teaching Positions, University of Central Asia

Posted by: Carol Porter <cporter(a)jwasearch.com>
Posted: 16 Feb 2004


UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ASIA

The University of Central Asia (UCA) is an internationally chartered,
private, non-profit, secular institution of higher education.  It is being
established by the governments of Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and His
Highness the Aga Khan. UCA's mission is to foster economic and social
development in the region's vast mountain zones.  The University will be
co-educational, with merit-based access.  The selection and development of
faculty from within the region will be a priority. UCA is a single
institution with campuses in Tekeli, Kazakstan; Naryn, Kyrgyzstan; and
Khorog, Tajikistan.  UCA will include a Postgraduate School of Development
offering an MA degree in multiple areas of specialization; a BA degree
rooted in the liberal arts and sciences; and a School of Continuing
Education offering non-degree courses to adult learners and professionals in
areas relevant to economic and social development. Degree Programmes will be
taught in English, but non-degree courses are offered in all local
languages. The School of Continuing Education is operational.  UCA now seeks
candidates for the following positions:

Dean, Postgraduate School of Development

The Postgraduate School of Development will prepare men and women for
leadership roles in the development of mountain regions, whether in the
private, public, or non-governmental sectors. The School will consist of an
inter-related group of six Institutes situated at the University's three
campuses. Institutes include: Resource Development and Environmental
Protection; Education; Tourism and the Leisure Industry; Business and
Economic Development; Public Administration; and Rural Development.  Each
Institute will offer a two-year Master's degree, with the possibility of
joint degrees.  The Dean will have a doctoral degree and a record of
published research in at least one of the areas listed above.  Candidates
may have worked in national or international development agencies,
non-governmental organizations, private business, or academia.  The
successful candidate will have demonstrated organizational initiative and
managerial skills in a senior administrative post.

Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies

The School of Undergraduate Studies will equip new generations of leaders
with the knowledge that will enable them to function as effective and
ethical citizens in the larger world, and to foster development and
well-being in mountain communities in particular.  The curriculum is to be
broadly integrative and linked also with the research life of the
university. The Dean will be responsible for developing a school of liberal
arts and sciences that will offer a BA degree at UCA's three campuses.  The
BA programme will lead to majors in one of three broad areas: social
sciences; natural sciences/engineering; and humanities and cultural studies.
 In addition to having a PhD in a core field of the humanities, social
sciences, or natural sciences, the successful candidate will have had
teaching/research and senior administrative experience in a major college or
university programme in the arts and sciences.

Project Manager

UCA is building full academic and residential campuses in Kazakstan,
Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.  The Project Manager will be the University's
principal operational liaison, with executive and coordinating
responsibilities for the planning and construction of these campuses,
developing budgets and timetables and overseeing strict adherence to them.
He or she will work with the Rector and other senior administrators of the
University and of the Aga Khan Development Network, planners, architects,
builders, and suppliers and both national and regional officials in the
three countries.  The successful candidate will have strong financial and
organizational skills.  Practical experience in the management of major
international construction projects in the private sector is essential.

For all positions, fluency in English is required, and familiarity with
Russian or one of the three national languages highly advantageous.
Expressions of interest should be received by the end of February.

Please respond in confidence to:

Janet Wright & Associates Inc.
21 Bedford Road, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M5R 2J9
Fax: 416-923-8311
E-mail: resumes(a)jwasearch.com
Visit us at www.jwasearch.com

Janet Wright & Associates Inc.

Senior-level recruitment for the public and not-for-profit sectors.
With clients in both Canada and the United States, JWA recruits outstanding
leaders from around the world.

JOB- Curator of Mid-Eastern, Asian and Pacific Rim Folk Art Collections, Santa Fe

Posted by: Christine Vitagliano <cvitagliano(a)moifa.org>
Posted: 16 Feb 2004


Curator of Mid-Eastern, Asian and Pacific Rim folk art collections.  The
Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM, seeks a creative,
team-oriented professional to oversee a 10,000 piece collection with
significant holdings from Japan, China, India, and Turkey.  The curator
works within the context of a cross-cultural museum to research, exhibit,
and build its collection.  Qualifications:  Masters degree in folklore,
Asian studies, Mid-eastern studies, art history or anthropology and four

years of museum curatorial experience which must have included one year as a
supervisor.  Knowledge of textiles from these geographic areas and foreign
language fluency is a plus.  Strong communication and leadership skills are
essential.  Responsibilities include working with designers, collectors,
donors, researchers, volunteers and members of the community, writing
grants, managing projects, training docents, assisting with fund-raising,
and participating in development of exhibit-related programs and publications.

Application forms can be obtained from:

State Personnel Office
2600 Cerrillos Road, PO Box 26127
Santa Fe, NM 87505-0127
Tel: (505) 476-7777
Web: www.state.nm.us/spo/.

Apply by submitting completed application forms and confirmation of degree
awarded directly to the State Personnel Office beginning on Monday, February
16, 2004 and no later than 5 pm on Friday, February 27, 2004; please
reference Position TOOL#: 505-40-08-00-00-00-54; Position Title: Curator-A;
Location: Santa Fe, when applying.

After submitting the application forms and transcripts to State Personnel,
send cover letter, c.v. and copy of application to:

Search Committee
MOIFA
PO Box 2087
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2087
Tel: 505-476-1200

EEO/AA

JOB- KIMEP Full-Time Faculty Positions, Almaty - Deadline Extended

Posted by: Ben Ostrov <bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 11 Feb 2004


Faculty Opening
Department of Public Administration
College of Social Sciences
Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP)

The Department of Public Administration at the Kazakhstan Institute of
Management, Economics and Strategic Research in Almaty is recruiting Ph.D.s
for full-time teaching positions in Public Administration, Public Law,
Financial Administration & Management, and Resource Management to begin
August 2004. Candidates with research interests in Central Asia are
particularly encouraged to apply. Should you want further information about
KIMEP, it can be found at http://www.kimep.kz

The rank and salary are negotiable. (The KIMEP salary scale is comparable to
that of U.S. public universities but the cost of living is about 1/3 that of
the US.)  Applicants are expected to teach four sections of three courses
(12 hours per week) each semester. These courses can be in both our graduate
and undergraduate programs. Teaching reductions can be given for ongoing
research.

Applicants should submit a letter explaining their interest, a curriculum
vita, and the names of three references. Review of applications is now under
way. Applications should be submitted preferably by February 15. Materials
should be sent electronically to:

Prof. Ben Ostrov, Dean of the College of Social Sciences
Email: bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu

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: 7-3272-704246, Peoria Voicemail: 1-309-4194160
Office Fax: 7-3272-704344
NY Fax: 1-631-5146601
E-mail: bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu
Web: http://homepage.mac.com/bcostrov

JOB- South Caucasus/Central Asia Campaigner, Amnesty International, London

Posted by: Anna Sunder-Plassmann <AnnaSunder-Plassmann(a)amnesty.org>
Posted: 6 Feb 2004


Find the full advert on: http://web.amnesty.org/jobs/index/26012004-ECA0401

Campaigner (South Caucasus/Central Asia)

Salary: £23236 per ann um
Duration: Permanent contract
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Clerkenwell, central London
Closing date: 16/02/2004
Interview date: 08/03/2004
Ref. no: ECA/04/01

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

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