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5. Job Opportunities
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JOB- Chief of Party, Strengthening Azerbaijan Civil Society Program, Baku

Posted by: Charity McGee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 21 Apr 2005


Title: Chief of Party

Reports To: Director, Partnerships and Training Division-Washington, DC

Position Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Position contingent upon funding.

About IREX:

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is a US nonprofit 
organization specializing in education, independent media, Internet 
development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, 
Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa, and Asia. For more information on 
IREX, please visit <www.irex.org>.

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks applicants for the position of Chief of Party (COP). His/her 
services will be solicited on a full-time basis to manage the five-year 
USAID-funded Strengthening Azerbaijan Civil Society program. The program 
will strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to effectively 
advocate their cause and promote civic activism by increasing citizens' 
ability to come together to identify and prioritize concerns. The program 
will include a variety of elements, including a grants program, training 
events, and public outreach efforts.

The COP will direct and oversee all work performed under the Cooperative 
Agreement with USAID. The position will be based in Baku, but will involve 
significant travel throughout Azerbaijan.

Responsibilities and Duties:

 - Manage the Strengthening Azerbaijan Civil Society Program including 
   planning and implementing program strategy, hiring and overall supervision 
   of local staff, and managing office operations. The COP will also be 
   responsible for liaising with USAID and IREX headquarters and generating 
   monthly fiscal and program reports for program activities;
 - Manage and monitor all program components - training, technical 
   assistance, grant-giving - and assure that the overall project is meeting 
   proposed objectives and targets;
 - Conduct program outreach and oversee grant competitions;
 - Approve and submit to USAID all proposed workplans, staffing plans, and 
   budgets; and
 - Collaborate with IREX's implementing partners to coordinate efforts and 
   share program results.

Qualifications

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

 - Significant professional experience managing NGO and/or civil 
   society-strengthening projects in Eurasia, especially those working to 
   promote civic activism and coalition building;
 - Strong experience forging cross-sectoral initiatives involving government 
   institutions, NGOs, and international donors;
 - Extensive grants management experience, especially with grassroots NGOs 
   and community groups;
 - A minimum of five years experience working with USG funding agencies in a 
   management capacity (USAID experience required);
 - Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to 
   negotiate with local and foreign experts, managers, and government
officials 
   to ensure the successful completion of project activities;
 - A master's degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience;
 - General familiarity with political, economic, and social issues in 
   Azerbaijan; and
 - Regional experience as well as fluency in a local language preferred.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Email: resumes(a)irex.org (please include PTD/JK/COPAZ in the subject line)
Fax: (202) 628-8189
No phone calls please.
EOE

JOB- Consultant, World Bank/ARIS Project, Kyrgyzstan, Deadline April 28

Posted by: Community Development & Investment Agency <procurement_towns(a)aris.kg>
Posted: 13 Apr 2005


World Bank, Kyrgyz Community Development and Investment Agency (ARIS)

Request for Expressions of Interest for consulting services for Small Towns 
Infrastructure and Capacity Building Project

Country: The Kyrgyz Republic
Name of Project: Small Towns Infrastructure and Capacity Building Project
Sector: Infrastructure and Energy
Consulting Services
Credit No.: 4016-KG
Grant No.: H139-KG
Expressions of interest

The Kyrgyz Republic has received financing from the World Bank toward the 
cost of the Small Towns Infrastructure and Capacity Building Project 
(STICBP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services. 
The services include the following assignment:

Development of Performance Improvement Action Plan for Delivery of Local 
Infrastructure Services

The objective of the assignment is to help the Local Self-government (LSGs) 
and local utility enterprises of sixteen towns develop Performance 
Improvement Action Plans (PIAPs), which will cover the following local 
infrastructure service areas (water supply and distribution, wastewater 
collection and treatment, solid waste collection and disposal, road 
maintenance). Each of 16 towns has prepared or is preparing town development 
strategies that have identified as a priority the improvement in key local 
infrastructure services. The purpose of the PIAPs is to identify and 
implement sets of measures that will lead to technical, managerial, and 
financial improvements in the provision of local infrastructure services, 
which will at a minimum ensure the proper operation and maintenance of 
assets proposed to be rehabilitated under this project.

In carrying out the assignment the Consultant shall undertake the following 
detailed tasks:

1. Review and assess the experience of the PIAP preparation and 
   implementation for the initial seven towns carried during project 
   preparation; identify critical issues encountered, and incorporate lessons 
   learned into proposals for possible adjustments to work program of this 
   assignment.

2. Review the current status and institutional set up of infrastructure 
   service delivery in each of the sixteen towns, including (i) the
preparing a 
   short description of the existing organizational structure of the LSG; (ii) 
   the reviewing the current roles and responsibilities of local
infrastructure 
   services providers; (iii) the identification of the means in terms of human 
   resources (number of staff, educational level, training, etc), and physical 
   technical resources (offices, office equipment, means of transportation, 
   communication equipment, etc.) at the disposal of the LSG for exercising
its 
   responsibilities in oversight and delivery of local infrastructure services.

3. Assess the current operational performance of local infrastructure 
   service delivery and collect and analyze to that effect available data on 
   financial performance of the provider; financial and technical management 
   performance; the current service levels and customer satisfaction rates 
   staffing degree of autonomy of local utility enterprises in decisions 
   regarding management of operations or investments in local infrastructure 
   services and local utilities.

4. On the basis of the findings of above prepare proposals for Performance 
   Improvement Action Plans (PIAP) detailing the operational changes, 
   management reforms and financial measures that are required for improving 
   the performance of delivery of services or utility operations, especially 
   those that are necessary to ensure the proper operation and maintenance of 
   assets proposed to be rehabilitated under this project.

5. On the basis of the previous assessments of seven towns and the 
   assessments of these sixteen towns, define and quantify the technical and 
   financial performance ratios/ comparators that could be used for monitoring 
   the future performance of infrastructure service departments or utility 
   enterprises and their compliance with the PIAPs.

6. Identify training needs and prepare proposals for specific professional 
   training programs for LSG and local utility staff based on the requirements 
   of PIAP implementation and/or the anticipated results of technical 
   improvements defined by the Consultant preparing investment programs.

7. Identify measures that would benefit performance of local services 
providers but were not included in the PIAPs in particular:

 - actions that could be implemented immediately within the existing 
   framework but which were not supported by the LSG or local management;
 - actions that fit within the currently existing framework of LSG 
   legislation and regulations but may require the consultation with/ or 
   consent of, the Kyrgyz Government and therefore could be undertaken during 
   the implementation of the project with the assistance, if needed, of 
   professional experts, and
 - actions that will require possible adjustments to the current framework 
   of LSG legislation and regulations and therefore could only be
undertaken in 
   the longer term and thus will be limited to being studied under the project

The assignment is planned for the duration of 24 weeks.

The Community Development and Investment Agency (ARIS) 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.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in 
the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by 
World Bank Borrowers published in May 2004.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below 
during office hours from 8:30 to 17:30 hours, Monday through Friday.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by April 28, 
2005.

Contact:

Community Development and Investment Agency (ARIS)
Attn: Mrs. Elmira Ibraimova, Director, ARIS
164a, Chui Avenue, Room #502
720001, Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic

Tel: + 996 (312) 610366, 610454
Fax: +996 (312) 611801
E-mail: Imanaliev(a)aris.kg or procurement_towns(a)aris.kg

JOB- Teaching Positions, American University-Central Asia, Bishkek

Posted by: Nikolay Biarslanov <nbiars(a)mail.auk.kg>
Posted: 7 Apr 2005


The American University - Central Asia (AUCA) is looking to fill several 
Teaching positions in the American Studies Department, Business 
Administration Department, Economics Department, Journalism Department, 
Psychology Department, and Software Engineering Program in the Fall 2005 
semester.

Located in the heart of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital, AUCA is an excellent 
institution and location for an academic career. For applicants interested 
in Central Asia, Modern Islam, Post-Soviet/Communist Transition, 
Democratization, and many other areas, AUCA is a unique base from which to 
explore this largely unexplored, academically little-known region.

AUCA is a small progressive independent institution, established in 1997 by 
a tri-partite agreement between the governments of Kyrgyzstan and USA, and 
the Open Society Institute. It has been the leader in higher Education 
innovation in the Central Asian region, and has earned a wide Regional 
recognition for excellence, freedom and Western-style liberal arts approach.

Students from all of Central Asia as well as from many other parts of the 
world constitute the strongly international community of the university.

The American Studies Department is looking to fill one teaching position, to 
start in Fall 2005.  The applicants should meet the following qualifications:

 - Education: MA/PhD in Literature/Cultural Studies from the American 
   university.
 - Teaching experience: at least 3 years at the university.
 - English language / computer skills: Excellent command.
 - Courses to be taught and the other sorts of teaching load: English and 
   American Literature (300, 400 level), Cultural courses, Thesis paper 
   supervision.  Teaching language - English.
 - Administrative skills desirable for potential leadership position.

With any questions about the position, please write to Ludmila Sergeenkova 
at ludmila(a)mail.auca.kg

The Journalism Department is looking to fill two teaching positions, to 
start in Fall 2005. The applicants should meet the following qualifications:

I.
 - Education: MA/PhD in Mass Communication, Journalism.
 - Teaching experience: at least 3 years at the university.
 - Practical Production Experience - 2 years minimum
 - Courses to be taught: Broadcasting Skills, TV Production, Visual 
   Communication.  Teaching language - English.
 - Administrative skills desirable for potential leadership position.

II.
 - Education: MA/PhD in Public Relations and/or Advertising, Mass 
   Communication.
 - Teaching experience: at least 3 years at the university.
 - Practical PR/Advertising experience - 2 years minimum.
 - Courses to be taught: Intro to Public Relations and Advertising, Public 
   Relations and Advertising Campaigns, Advanced cases in PR and Advertising.  
   Teaching language - English.
 - Administrative skills desirable for potential leadership position.

With any questions about these two positions, please write to Elmira 
Satybaldieva at satybaldieva_e(a)mail.auca.kg

The Business Administration Department is looking to fill one teaching 
position, to start in Fall 2005. The applicants should meet the following 
qualifications:

 - Education: MBA/PhD degree from Western university.
 - Teaching experience: at least 3 years at the university.
 - Language - Excellent command in English.
 - Computer skills - Microsoft office, Internet.
 - Courses to be taught: Management/Organizational Behaviour, Strategic 
   Management

With any questions about the position, please write to Aleksey Kolpakov at 
akolpak(a)mail.auca.kg

The Psychology Department seeks professional psychologist to fill one 
teaching position, to start in Fall 2005.  The applicants should meet the 
following qualifications:

 - Education: MA /PhD in Psychology (Western Universities or Universities of 
   Russia are preferable).
 - Teaching Experience: at least 3 years at the University.
 - Language: Fluent in English.
 - Computer Skills: on the level of advanced user
 - Courses to be taught: Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, 
   Experimental Methods in Psychology, Quantitative Methodology in Behavioral 
   Science, Organizational/Industrial Psychology.

With any questions about the position, please write to Mahinur Mamatova at 
mamatova(a)mail.auca.kg

The Software Engineering Program is looking to fill one teaching position, 
to start in Fall 2005. The applicants should meet the following qualifications:

 - Education: Master's degree in Computer Science, professional experience.
 - Language: Fluent in English.
 - Courses to be taught: Programming with Java, High-level Programming 
   Languages (C++, Delphi, others), Database Courses (using SQL), Graphics 
   Courses (3D Graphics, Graphics Programming), HTML, Web programming.

With any questions about the position, please write to Nancy Leland at 
nml(a)mail.auca.kg, or to Sergey Sklyar at sklyar_s(a)mail.auca.kg

The Economics Department is looking to fill one teaching position, to start 
in Fall 2005. The applicants should meet the following qualifications:

 - Education: MA/PhD in Economics.
 - Teaching Experience: at least 3 years at the University.
 - Language: Fluent in English.
 - Courses to be taught: Economic Research: Papers Writing, US Economy (or 
   any US economy studies courses).

With any questions about the position, please write to Djamilya Sopukeeva at 
d_sopukeeva(a)mail.auca.kg

To make the process more efficient, we ask the interested colleagues at 
first to submit their CV by email to the respective Department and to 
Nikolay Biarslanov, assistant to Vice-President for Academic Affairs at 
nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg by the deadline of April 20th, 2005. In the CV, please 
include your areas of academic interest and a list of courses you have 
taught or could teach. After a pre-selection based on the CV, a number of 
candidates will be asked to submit all or some of the following: letter of 
interest, sample syllabi, reference contacts, and go through interviews.

Deadline for CV submission: Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Queries: to the respective department.

You may learn more about AUCA by visiting its website at http://www.auca.kg

JOB- Country Director, Relief International-Schools Online, Tajikistan

Posted by: Garth Willis <garth(a)schoolsonline.org>
Posted: 7 Apr 2005


Position: Country Director, Tajikistan

Relief International-Schools Online seeks an experienced Country Director 
(CD) in the ICT education/learning sector of the international development 
field to oversee the management and implementation of the third and fourth 
years of the Global Connections and Exchange Program for Tajikistan, a US 
State Department funded ICT in Education program in Tajikistan.

The Country Director leads and develops all aspects of this program in 
Tajikistan and develops new program opportunities in collaboration with 
colleagues and consultants from HQ. The CD is the lead position in the 
program management team, with responsibilities including daily operations, 
liaison with Tajik and US government officials in Tajikistan, reporting, 
recruitment, and public relations as well as program development including 
research, proposal writing and institutional linkages. The CD serves as the 
vital link to RI-SOL s HQ and is the coordination link between local 
implementing partner organizations, and in-country donors

Qualifications:

 - Masters Degree in related area (International Education, sociology, 
   education, political science, International Development, etc.).
 - Demonstrated strong management, leadership and communication skills: a 
   minimum of 3 years of relevant international experience in the education
and 
   development field and/or working with ICT in developing countries,
including 
   integrating ICT into education and community-based development approaches.
 - Experience with grants management and with institutional donors 
   particularly USG.
 - Demonstrated ability to work in resource deficit environments, maturity 
   of judgment and ability to lead a diverse professional team under difficult 
   conditions.

Required Skills:

 - Superior leadership skills, proven decision making and problem solving 
   abilities
 - Outstanding interpersonal skills, particularly when dealing with national 
   and multi-cultural staff
 - Solid programmatic, financial and organizational planning skill
 - Proven initiative and resourcefulness
 - Demonstrated record in collaborating with local governments, rural 
   communities, other NGOs, and United Nations organizations
 - Prior experience in Central Asia, former Soviet countries
 - Russian or Tajik language ability, or aptitude and willingness to quickly 
   become proficient

To apply:

Send your resume, cover letter, salary history, date of availability and 3 
references (containing phone number and address) to hr2(a)ri.org .

References will not be contacted without your release. The email subject 
line MUST include the following: Country Director Tajikistan

JOB- International Research Consultant, UNDP, Dushanbe, April 15 Deadline

Posted by: Dilbar Turakhanova <dturakhanova(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 4 Apr 2005


Post Title: International Research Consultant

Duty Station: UNDP, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2005, noon.

Duration of appointment: 11 months

Type of appointment SSA International Recruitment

Instructions: CV and letter of interest to be addressed to the Resident 
Representative, UNDP Office in Dushanbe clearly marked "International 
Research Consultant" at 39 Aini Str., or e-mailed to hr.tj(a)undp.org

Tajikistan faces many development challenges - one of the most acute and 
sensitive that cuts across all sectors is that of transparency and 
corruption. Tajikistan scores near the bottom of the Transparency 
International Corruption Perceptions Index.  While very useful in focusing 
attention on corruption, the Index does have weakness, chief among them 
being that it measures only perception, not the actual incidence of 
corruption.  Information on actual corruption levels would be extremely 
useful in establishing a baseline, in pinpointing where citizens encounter 
corruption on a regular basis. Several specific thematic reports are 
available (e.g., on drug trafficking, or corruption in health care), but no 
overall data appears to be available. UNDP Tajikistan seeks to augment and 
serve as a catalyst for these efforts by commissioning a white paper on the 
existing anti-corruption policy framework and policy opportunities in 
Tajikistan.  The development of this paper will follow the completion of 
national-wide study on corruption.  The survey should provide important 
quantitative and qualitative data about patterns of corruption in various 
segments of Tajikistan's public life and analyzing the extent of corruption 
in specific institutions, such as the police, judiciary, public procurement, 
tax and custom services, the education and health systems in Tajikistan.  
The white paper is expected to offer a menu of anti-corruption policy, 
legislative, and programmatic options for the Government of Tajikistan, 
civil society and international community.  The paper may impact the 
development of anti-corruption resources, such as trainings, workshops, 
public awareness campaigns, policy papers, media articles, etc. The survey 
is expected to provide a factual platform for policy and programmatic 
initiatives of the Government of Tajikistan, civil society and international 
community.  A likely follow-up of the Anti-Corruption Policy White Paper 
will be identification of corruption-prone public institutions and 
development of action plan for sectors, where corruption is considered to be 
particularly widespread, and where it causes most harm for citizens (for 
example, in health, education. justice etc.).

It is foreseen that research and process of development of Anti-Corruption 
White-Paper will be conducted by mixed team of governmental and 
non-governmental researches recruited locally. The research team will be 
lead by experienced International Research Consultant. The Research team is 
an ultimate responsible for conducting of all stages of the research and 
development of Anti-Corruption White-Paper. Specifically, research team will:

 - Establish contacts with national stakeholders to be involved into 
   research and development of the White-Paper
 - Develop research plan, methodology, research tools, sampling design and size
 - Collect data in cooperation with field team
 - Conduct review of institutional and legal frameworks governing 
   anti-corruption
 - Process data and analyze results and compile report on research results
 - Discuss results of the study with the officials from the Government of 
   Tajikistan, civil society organizations and international community in
focus 
   groups
 - Facilitate the participatory process of the development of the 
   recommendations
 - Work out recommendations and develop a White Paper on Anti-Corruption
 - Participate in a high-level events aimed at presentation of the Research  
 - Report and Anti-Corruption White-Paper.

Research team will be expected to deliver the following:

1. Research report
2. Recommendations worked out in participatory process
3. Anti-Corruption White-Paper which shall offer a menu of anti-corruption 
policy, legislative, and programmatic options for government of Tajikistan, 
civil society and international community

International Research Consultant will be a part of the Research team. 
Specifically, responsibilities of the International Research Consultant are 
the following:

Principal Functions:
General:

 - Under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator, the International 
   Research Consultant will be overall responsible for research and
development 
   of the Anti-Corruption White-Paper
 - Identify training needs of the research team and provide on-the-job 
   training throughout research process;
 - Build the capacity of research team recruited locally in terms of 
   supporting and providing  assistance in conducting research which include 
   development of research plan, sample size and design, identification of 
   methodology for the research, development of questionnaires and other 
   research tools, data gathering and data processing and analyzing, 
   development of final report etc;
 - Advise on data processing software which is needed for analyzing data 
   collected during research and train research team on how to use it
 - Together with research team develop draft White-Paper and facilitate the 
   process of discussing the draft with national and international
stakeholders.
 - Based on inputs from stakeholders finalize the White-Paper; Provide 
   day-to-day management, monitoring and overall coordination and supervision 
   of the research team and data collection

Required Skills and Experience:

 - Advanced degree in public administration, law, sociology, development 
   studies, or other relevant subject;
 - At least five years of relevant professional experience in governance 
   sector with particular focus on anti-corruption
 - Experience in capacity building, training provision etc.
 - Previous proven experience in conducting similar studies on prevalence of 
   corruption is a must;
 - Knowledge of research techniques and methods, data processing techniques;
 - Previous experience of working in FSU and Eastern Europe, familiarity 
   with governance trends and anti-corruption problem in the mentioned
contexts 
   is a must;
 - Experience in international consultancy work and excellent analytical skills
 - Excellent command of spoken and written English. Knowledge of Russian and 
   /or Tajik (Farsi) is a strong asset
 - Good computer skills, specifically knowledge of universal tools for data 
   procession;
 - Demonstrate strong social, communication and delivery skills.

While all applications are appreciated, only short-listed applicants will be 
contacted.

39 Aini St., Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

VSAT phone: (31-594) 552-172.
VSAT fax: (31-594) 552-173.

Inmarsat phone: (873) 382-420-321.
Inmarsat fax: (873) 382-420-322.

Local phone: (992-372) 51-00-84, 21-06-70, 21-06-80.
Local fax: (992-372) 51-00-21.

E-mail: registry.tj(a)undp.org

Web: www.untj.org

JOB- English Language Editor/Proof Reader, UNDP Office in Uzbekistan

Posted by: UNDP Office in Uzbekistan <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 24 Mar 2005


United Nations Development Programme
Vacancy Announcement No. UNDP 52/2005

Application deadline: April 13, 2005

UNDP Office in Uzbekistan seeks multilingual, motivated candidates with the 
appropriate experience for the position of Editor/Proof Reader (Native 
English speaker) to work on a retainer basis.

Individuals who meet below requirements and qualifications will be kept in 
UNDP Roster of retainer-employees and will be called upon when necessity for 
their services arises. The wages are on negotiable basis for the days worked.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Under direct supervision of Chief of the respective Hiring Unit, the 
incumbent will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

 - Editing and proof-reading translated policy papers and publications 
   ensuring high-quality outputs;
 - Ensuring appropriate stylistics of proof-read materials and conformity of 
   terminology;
 - Advise translators on terminology and stylistics contributing to 
   increased quality of translation.

Professional requirements:

 - University degree in philology, degree in economics is an asset;
 - Practical experience in proof-reading;
 - Excellent writing skills;
 - Publication record;
 - Computer literacy;
 - Ability to use information and communication technology as a tool and 
   resource;
 - Knowledge of Russian language is an asset.

Mode of cooperation

The incumbent does not have to be physically located in Uzbekistan. The 
communications could be maintained via internet / email whereby the 
proof-reader will be provided with assignments and translated materials and 
received the edited documents by the same means.

A copy of the announcement is available at the UNDP Receptionist office and 
on web sites: www.undp.uz; www.uzjobs.com.

Applications should be received in sealed envelopes with indication of the 
vacancy #(52/2005) by the Reception of the UNDP Office in Uzbekistan, 4 T. 
Shevchenko str., 700029, Tashkent not later than April 13, 2005. Candidates 
should submit the UN Personnel History Form the above address or to the 
following e-mail: jobs.uz(a)undp.org. Qualified female candidates are strongly 
encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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

Posted by: Max Hamon <hamon(a)akhp.org>
Posted: 18 Mar 2005


Position Announcement

Position: Humanities Teaching Fellows (3 positions)

Institution: Aga Khan Humanities Project

Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Duration: 01 July 2005 to 30 June 2006

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

Closing Date: review of applications begins 30 April 2005; open until filled.

The Humanities Project for Central Asia (AKHP), part of the Aga Khan Trust 
for Culture, is seeking three individuals from Central Asia for positions as 
Humanities Teaching Fellows, based at the AKHP offices in Dushanbe.  AKHP 
has developed interdisciplinary four-year under-graduate humanities 
curriculum, focusing on cross-cultural comparative studies.  These courses 
which encompass sociology, theology, history, anthropology, politics and the 
arts are now taught in 12 universities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and 
Tajikistan.

Fellows will be responsible for teaching a multi-year interdisciplinary 
humanities curriculum as part of the Humanities in English programme which 
familiarises faculty and students with the skills they will need to pursue 
further studies abroad. Responsibilities include:

 - in the Fall semester, teaching (including co-teaching) 2-2.5 AKHP 
humanities courses;
 - in the Winter semester, teaching 1-1.5 humanities courses and/or 
developing one or more courses independently;
 - developing instructors manuals to accompany curriculum material;
 - giving one on one writing advice at the AKHP Writing Centre;
 - working closely with Academic Writing Tutors on course planning;
 - conducting weekly seminars and workshops on applying to study abroad.

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:

Max Hamon, Programme Manager
Aga Khan Humanities Project
Dushanbe
Tajikistan
E-mail: hamon(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 Max Hamon <hamon(a)akhp.org>.

For further information on the Aga Khan Humanities Project, please visit our 
website: www.akdn.org/humanities/Humanity.htm.

JOB- Program Manager for Trade & Transit Component, Tashkent, for Uzbek Citizens

Posted by: Silk Road Regional Programme <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 3 Mar 2005


[This is a previously posted announcement which contains additional 
information on eligibility and application procedures.]

Vacancy #39/2005

Programme Manager for the Trade and Transit component (Uzbekistan)

Project Title: Silk Road Regional Programme (SRRP)
Duration: up to 24 months
Duty Station: Based in Tashkent, with travel required in other participating 
countries in Central Asia and China

Application Deadline: March 24, 2005-03-03

Eligibility: Only citizens of Uzbekistan are eligible to apply.

Background:

UNDP has been supporting China and Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) with a programme that helping 
establish an efficient framework for regional cooperation in three 
interrelated areas: trade, investment and tourism. The three-year programme 
under Phase I (2000-2002) ended up with success that lead to a desire by 
participating countries to further consolidate results achieved and elevate 
the cooperation to a strategic level.

The second phase, currently being launched, has been formulated to reflect 
the reorientation of the programme thrust. More specifically, the new 
programme will increase the levels of trade and transit in the region, 
facilitate investment in the region through organization of the Silk Road 
Investment Forum, assist countries to develop a regional vision of 
sustainable tourism and award titles of the official UN Silk Road Cities.

The programme will be managed by a programme Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), 
based in Beijing. Two programme managers will be posted in Beijing and 
Tashkent, respectively, to support the CTA and the two co-principal Resident 
Representatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Tashkent-based Programme Manager will work under the overall guidance 
and direction of the UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan who also 
performs the duties of the co-Principal Programme Resident Representative of 
the Silk Road Regional Programme (SRRP) and under direct supervision of the 
CTA. The Programme Manager is expected to fulfill the following tasks:

 - Analyze and keep abreast of strategic development trends (country and 
   regional level) in main programme components with focus on trade 
   development, investment and tourism;
 - Analyze UNDP on-going country programmes in Central Asia and promote 
   synergies between regional and country programmes, notably in the field of 
   trade promotion, investment and sustainable tourism.
 - Prepare a long term concept of work within the module and undertake 
   policy advocacy within the framework of the programme by preparing 
   respective policy and strategy papers, project briefs, speeches and 
   presentations related to trade and its interrelations with investment and 
   tourism.
 - Contribute substantively to the formulation of implementation strategies 
   within the framework of the programme;
 - Provide support to the Programme through facilitation of coordination 
   among international and national specialists and assistance in
inter-country 
   cooperation;
 - Support SRRP's coordination with UNDP country offices in Central Asia, 
   UNDP Bratislava, and RBEC New York.
 - Help build and enforce partnerships with other stakeholders, especially 
   with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, as well as other relevant 
   inter-governmental organizations, and UN agencies such as UNCTAD and WTO.
 - Develop and maintain ties with respective private sector business 
   communities, international donors and financial institutions, promote 
   result-oriented management style and help identify opportunities for
further 
   resource mobilization for the Programme;
 - Facilitate various forms of interactions and programme related dialogue 
   with high level government officials;
 - Promote public and private-partnership (PPP) and South-South Cooperation 
   (SSC) in project activities. Promote knowledge sharing among programme 
   countries.

Programme management tasks within the SRRP trade module and related 
responsibilities include:

 - Coordination of the preparation of the annual work plan in consultation 
   with the programme country governments, and partners;
 - preparation of appropriate progress reports as required, including UNDP, 
   and governments;
 - supervision of preparation and submission of respective financial reports;
 - supervision and guidance to consultants recruited under the project;
 - coordination and direct inputs to studies and reports prepared under the 
   trade component including appropriate quality control;
 - preparation of concept papers and agendas for key events - in 
   consultation and cooperation with other organizers; active presence at
these 
   events, and work towards implementation of their decisions and
recommendations;
 - Assistance in logistic arrangements for programme events;
 - Coordination with the Programme Manager based in China on all programme 
   related issues;
 - Perform other additional tasks as required by the PPRR and the co-PPRR.

Required candidate's profile and professional competence:

 - Master's degree or equivalent in economics, business administration, 
   international trade, international relations or development studies.
   Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience. 
 - Strong analytical and coordination skills in handling complex tasks. 
   Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time and under pressure, 
   creativity and propensity to innovate.
 - Capacity to initiate and sustain relationships with key constituents; 
   ability to engage others to take actions in desired directions.
 - Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively across different 
   constituencies and different cultures.
 - Ability to work harmoniously in a team.
 - Fluency of English and Russian languages, including strong drafting skills.
 - Developed computer skills (standard Microsoft Office applications and in 
   Internet use).
 - Working experience in socio-economic development; especially, within the 
   UN system would be an asset.

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

Applications in sealed envelopes should be received by UNDP Reception in 
Uzbekistan, 4 Taras Shevchenko str., 700029, Tashkent, on or before 24 
March, 2005.

Applicants are requested to quote the number of vacancy announcement on the 
envelope (39/2005).

Citizens of Uzbekistan are only eligible to apply, and applications from 
qualified women are encouraged.

JOB- Programme Manager for the Trade and Transit Component, Tashkent

Posted by: Silk Road Regional Programme <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 2 Mar 2005


Terms of Reference

Programme Manager for the Trade and Transit component (Uzbekistan)

Project Title: Silk Road Regional Programme (SRRP)

Duration: up to 24 months

Duty Station: Based in Tashkent, with travel required in other participating 
countries in Central Asia and China

Background:

UNDP has been supporting China and Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) with a programme that helping 
establish an efficient framework for regional cooperation in three 
interrelated areas: trade, investment and tourism. The three-year programme 
under Phase I (2000-2002) ended up with success that lead to a desire by 
participating countries to further consolidate results achieved and elevate 
the cooperation to a strategic level.

The second phase, currently being launched, has been formulated to reflect 
the reorientation of the programme thrust. More specifically, the new 
programme will increase the levels of trade and transit in the region, 
facilitate investment in the region through organization of the Silk Road 
Investment Forum, assist countries to develop a regional vision of 
sustainable tourism and award titles of the official UN Silk Road Cities.

The programme will be managed by a programme Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), 
based in Beijing. Two programme managers will be posted in Beijing and 
Tashkent, respectively, to support the CTA and the two co-principal Resident 
Representatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Tashkent-based Programme Manager will work under the overall guidance 
and direction of the UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan who also 
performs the duties of the co-Principal Programme Resident Representative of 
the Silk Road Regional Programme (SRRP) and under direct supervision of the 
CTA. The Programme Manager is expected to fulfill the following tasks:

 - Analyze and keep abreast of strategic development trends (country and 
   regional level) in main programme components with focus on trade 
   development, investment and tourism;
 - Analyze UNDP on-going country programmes in Central Asia and promote 
   synergies between regional and country programmes, notably in the field of 
   trade promotion, investment and sustainable tourism.
 - Prepare a long term concept of work within the module and undertake 
   policy advocacy within the framework of the programme by preparing 
   respective policy and strategy papers, project briefs, speeches and 
   presentations related to trade and its interrelations with investment and 
   tourism.
 - Contribute substantively to the formulation of implementation strategies 
   within the framework of the programme;
 - Provide support to the Programme through facilitation of coordination 
   among international and national specialists and assistance in
inter-country 
   cooperation;
 - Support SRRP s coordination with UNDP country offices in Central Asia, 
   UNDP Bratislava, and RBEC New York.
 - Help build and enforce partnerships with other stakeholders, especially 
   with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, as well as other relevant 
   inter-governmental organizations, and UN agencies such as UNCTAD and WTO.
 - Develop and maintain ties with respective private sector business 
   communities, international donors and financial institutions, promote 
   result-oriented management style and help identify opportunities for
further 
   resource mobilization for the Programme;  - Facilitate various forms of 
   interactions and programme related dialogue with high level government 
   officials;
 - Promote public and private-partnership (PPP) and South-South Cooperation 
   (SSC) in project activities. Promote knowledge sharing among programme 
   countries.

Programme management tasks within the SRRP trade module and related 
responsibilities include:

 - coordination of the preparation of the annual work plan in consultation 
   with the programme country governments, and partners;
 - preparation of appropriate progress reports as required, including UNDP,  
   and governments;
 - supervision of preparation and submission of respective financial reports ;
 - supervision and guidance to consultants recruited under the project;
 - coordination and direct inputs to studies and reports prepared under the 
   trade component including appropriate quality control;
 - preparation of concept papers and agendas for key events - in 
   consultation and cooperation with other organizers; active presence at
these 
   events, and work towards implementation of their decisions and
recommendations;
 - assistance in logistic arrangements for programme events;
 - coordination with the Programme Manager based in China on all programme 
   related issues;
 - perform other additional tasks as required by the PPRR and the co-PPRR.

Required candidate's profile and professional competence:

 - Master's degree or equivalent in economics, business administration, 
   international trade, international relations or development studies.
 - Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience.
 - Strong analytical and coordination skills in handling complex tasks. 
   Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time and under pressure, 
   creativity and propensity to innovate.
 - Capacity to initiate and sustain relationships with key constituents; 
   ability to engage others to take actions in desired directions.
 - Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively across different 
   constituencies and different cultures.
 - Ability to work harmoniously in a team.
 - Fluency of English and Russian languages, including strong drafting skills.
 - Developed computer skills (standard Microsoft Office applications and in 
   Internet use).
 - Working experience in socio-economic development; especially, within the 
   UN system would be an asset.

JOB- Consultant for Website on Development Issues in Central Asia, Tashkent

Posted by: Ctr. for Economic & Social Studies <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 22 Feb 2005


Center for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) UZB/97/008
Central Asian Gateway Component

Terms of Reference

Type of Assignment: Consultancy on Forum Moderation for the Central Asian 
Internet website on development issues
Timeframe of the Mission: 1 month

Duty Station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Expected date of entry on duty: March 10, 2005
Application submission deadline: February 24, 2005

Background

The Central Asian Gateway Internet Portal on Development Issues project 
(http://www.cagateway.org) is being implemented by the Center for Economic 
Research after support from the UNDP RBEC since the year 2003 and it is 
currently providing one stop shopping for various development information 
relevant to Central Asian region. Its activity is focused to facilitate 
regional integration, sustainable development, knowledge sharing and 
promoting networking among socio-economic research institutions and other 
development stakeholders in the region and abroad.

The Project currently assumes a new phase (second phase) of its development. 
During the second phase the efforts on the CAG portal development will be 
directed to strengthen the position of the website as a platform for 
regional information exchange. It is expected, that the CAG portal will be 
the most comprehensive regional Internet resource on wide range of Central 
Asian priority development issues (primarily considered through the prism of 
Economic Governance and the MDGs themes). It is also envisioned that by 
extensive efforts of CAG task team s members from all Central Asian 
countries, as well as by content and other partners, the content of thematic 
topics of the portal will be enriched and strengthened, new useful online 
tools and services will be elaborated. Content management and organizational 
support will be partly decentralized by outsourcing it to National Partners 
think tanks, research and media organizations in all Central Asian 
countries, based on which creation of CAG Steering Committee is envisioned.

Also it is expected that the Forum of the portal 
(http://forum.cagateway.org) will be reorganized and more focused. Maximum 
importance will be directed to development of dialogue on regional 
development issues (such as trade, transport, transit, migration, security, 
etc), CA HDR elaboration issues, and needs of private sector development on 
country and regional levels.

In order to achieve these goals and objectives CAG Task Team is going to 
recruit Forum moderator for the Central Asian Gateway (CAG) Internet website 
on development issues. The incumbent will be in charge for overall 
preparation, moderation, promotion and evaluation of e-discussion on 
specific theme in the CAG forum at http://forum.cagateway.org, encourage new 
participants, develops and distribute forum midterm and summary reports. 
He/she will be responsible for overall activity in regards to the website s 
forum planning, implementation, moderating and reporting.

Main tasks:

Forum moderator will mobilize the website s users to participate on the 
Regional and International Cooperation Beyond Central Asia or Institutional 
and Political Challenges and Opportunities for Integration in Central Asia 
e-discussion theme (subject to additional negotiations). In particular, 
under direct supervision of the CAG Component Coordinator, incumbent will be 
in charge for the following activities:

 - identifying and developing the concept of the e-discussion;
 - launching the e-discussion, distribution of press release and invitation 
   letter to potential participants of the forum;
 - moderating forum on daily basis by providing qualified assessment of the 
   information posted on the forum and taking appropriate steps in its
perfection;
 - promotion of the e-discussions;
 - ensuring reliance of the posted forum s content with quality standards 
   and common ethical norms;
 - coordinating respective activity with and reporting to the CAG Component 
   coordinator;
 - preparing midterm and final summary reports for the website users and 
   other interested stakeholders;
 - performing other related duties as requested by the CAG Component 
   coordinator.

Contacts with international consultant will be maintained via e-mail.

Qualifications

 - Education: Advanced university degree in the field of economy
 - Occupation: Economist
 - Working experience: Not less than 2 years of working experience in a 
   research or academic institution (in the spheres related to the 
   socio-economic development and integration of the Central Asian states)
 - Languages: English (Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication 
   skills in English)
 - Computer literacy
 - High communication and interpersonal skills

Contact address:

Interested candidates should send their latest Curriculum Vitae by February 
24, 2005 to:

Mr. Nazar Talibdjanov, UzDG Component Coordinator

E-mail: Nazar.Talibdjanov(a)cer.uz
cc: Nodirbek.Ibragimov(a)cer.uz; Nilufarkhon.Kamalova(a)cer.uz; 
Jamshid.Maksumov(a)cer.uz
Phone: (998 712) 54-39-67; 54-39-68; 54-39-70; 54-39-71
Fax: (998 71) 1512548

JOB- Teaching Positions, American University-Central Asia, Bishkek

Posted by: Emil Juraev <ejuraev(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 22 Feb 2005


The American University - Central Asia is looking to fill two teaching 
positions in the department of International and Comparative Politics in the 
Fall 2005 semester. Located in the heart of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital, 
AUCA is an excellent institution and location for an academic career. For 
applicants interested in Central Asia, Modern Islam, Post-Soviet/Communist 
Transition, Democratization, and many other areas, AUCA is a unique base 
from which to explore this largely unexplored, academically little-known 
region.

AUCA is a small progressive independent institution, established in 1997 by 
a tri-partite agreement between the governments of Kyrgyzstan and USA, and 
the Open Society Institute. It has been the leader in higher education 
innovation in the Central Asian region, and has earned a wide regional 
recognition for excellence, freedom and Western-style liberal arts approach. 
Students from all of Central Asia as well as from many other parts of the 
world constitute the strongly international community of the university.

The department of International and Comparative Politics is one of the 
leading degree-granting (BA, BA with Honors) programs of AUCA. ICP has 
graduated five classes and can boast very remarkable achievements of its 
graduates, many of whom have gone further to excellent graduate programs 
worldwide. Its traditionally international faculty has been able to maintain 
a consistently rigorous, almost completely English-language program in 
politics, training students to free and critical thinking, analytical 
skills, and informed, open-minded civic responsibility.

The department is looking to fill two teaching positions, to start in Fall 
2005 semester.

Applicants combining in their specialization any of the following areas will 
be especially desirable:

 - Comparative Politics (transition politics, Eurasian region, 
   democratization, social movements)
 - International Relations (international law, international relations 
   theories, foreign policy analysis, international political economy)
 - Public Administration (public policy analysis, decentralization, 
   environmental policies, etc.).

Undergraduate college teaching experience prior to starting the assignment 
with the department is highly desirable. Anyone who holds an advanced 
academic degree (preferably higher than Master's degree), is an ambitious 
academic, takes teaching seriously, wants to be part of a developing 
community, and can commit to work with us for at least two years (preferably 
longer), are welcome to apply. This will not be a position to earn a fortune 
(at least not immediately), but by all means one that can lead to a 
fulfilling human experience, productive research and academic career growth.

To make the process more efficient, we ask the interested colleagues at 
first to submit their CV by email to <icp(a)mail.auca.kg> by the deadline of 
March 14th, 2005. In the CV, please include your areas of academic interest 
and a list of courses you have taught or could teach. After a pre-selection 
based on the CV, a number of candidates will be asked to submit all or some 
of the following: letter of interest, sample syllabi, reference contacts, 
and go through interviews.

With any questions about the positions, please write to Emil Juraev at 
<icp(a)mail.auca.kg> or <ejuraev(a)mail.auca.kg>.

You may learn more about AUCA by visiting its website at www.auca.kg

Deadline for CV submission: Monday, March 14, 2005
Submit CVs to: icp(a)mail.auca.kg
Queries: icp(a)mail.auca.kg or ejuraev(a)mail.auca.kg
Website: www.auca.kg

JOB- Deputy Regional Director for Tajikistan, Eurasia Foundation

Posted by: Jeff Erlich <jefferlich(a)eurasia.sarkor.uz>
Posted: 2 Feb 2005

Eurasia Foundation

Deputy Regional Director - Tajikistan

The Eurasia Foundation is seeking a deputy regional director to oversee its 
program in Tajikistan.

Eurasia is a privately managed non-governmental organization supported by 
the U.S. Agency for International Development and other donors. The 
Foundation gives grants and designs programs to support local initiatives to 
strengthen civil society, private enterprise and public administration in 12 
countries of the former Soviet Union. More information can be found at 
www.efcentralasia.org

The Deputy Regional Director will be the foundation's senior representative 
in Tajikistan, overseeing a dynamic development program. In coordination 
with the Tashkent-based regional director, he or she will:

 - Develop programs to strengthen civil society, private enterprise and 
   public administration, based on the country s needs and funding
opportunities
 - Review project proposals from Tajikistan organizations
 - Coordinate the foundation s work with other international organizations
 - Serve as the foundation s spokesperson in Tajikistan

The successful candidate will have:

 - Tajikistani citizenship
 - Substantial management experience of international projects
 - A strong understanding of Tajikistan's development needs, and the ability 
   to design and identify projects to address them
 - Fluency in Tajik, Russian and English

Candidates MUST send a resume and a cover letter which demonstrate that they 
have the proper background for this position. They also MUST write 
Tajikistan Deputy in the e-mail message subject line. The ability to follow 
these instructions provides the first look into the candidates' attention to 
detail, and submissions not following these guidelines will not be reviewed.

Submissions should be sent to Tashkent Regional Director Jeff Erlich at 
jobs(a)eurasia.sarkor.uz by Feb. 18, 2005

JOB- IT Procurement Specialist, Public Finance Management Reform Project, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Farrukh Suvankulov <FSuvankulov(a)treasury.mf.uz>
Posted: 2 Feb 2005


Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Public Finance Management Reform Project

Consulting Services: Individual IT Procurement Specialist
Expression of Interest

The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan has received PHRD grant from 
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and will apply part of 
the grant to eligible payments under the contract for the consulting 
services of Individual IT Procurement Specialist.

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

Ministry of Finance now invites eligible individual consultants with an 
extensive experience on IT procurement under World Bank projects to indicate 
their interest in providing the services.  Interested consultants must 
provide the letter and information indicating that they are qualified to 
perform the services (detailed CV, description of similar assignments 
undertaken, etc.).

Expressions of interest in hard copy or electronic format must be delivered 
to the address below till 18:00 (local time) of February 7, 2005.

Attn: Mr. Kuchkarov, Deputy Minister
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan
5 Mustakillik sq.
Tashkent 700008
Republic of Uzbekistan

Tel: (998-71) 139-4238
Fax: (998-71) 139-4205
E-mail: Fsuvankulov(a)treasury.mf.uz

JOB- Faculty Positions in Public Administration, KIMEP, Almaty

Posted by: Ben Ostrov <bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 1 Feb 2005


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 MPA's 
and PhD's (not Candidate of Science degree holders) in Public Administration 
and related fields, preferably with specializations in either Natural 
Resource Management or Financial Management, from recognized Western 
universities for full-time teaching positions to begin August 2005. 
Candidates with research interests in Central Asia are particularly 
encouraged to apply. Further information is posted on the KIMEP web site at 
http://www.kimep.kz

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 those engaged 
in 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 and will continue until the positions are filled. Application letter and 
cv should be sent electronically to:

Dr. Ben Ostrov
Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Chair of the Department of Public 
Administration
Email: bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu

Join the Kimep Team

How would you like to spend a few years in the most dynamic republic in 
Central Asia at the best university in the CIS region with a Western style 
of management and curriculum? Consider a tenure or non-tenure position at 
KIMEP. It is a new and exciting place to work whose goal is to be a 
world-class university.

As a member of the KIMEP faculty, you will participate in our current 
efforts at seeking western accreditation while being a part of a team that 
manages a growing university of about 3,000 of the best graduate and 
undergraduate students in the region. You will enjoy a salary approaching 
that of U.S. public universities while in a modern city in Central Asia 
where the cost of living is one-half that of America and Europe.

JOB- Marketing Co-Ordinators for Kazakhstan, School of Technology & Management

Posted by: Nigyar Moussabekova <nigyar.moussabekova(a)stmlondon.co.uk>
Posted: 31 Jan 2005


London College
Marketing Co-Ordinators
Salary US$500 + incentives per month

An International Business College in London requires local marketing 
coordinators for Kazakhstan.  You will be required to assist the college at 
recruitment seminars and the follow up of students intending to study in the 
UK.  You will be responsible for assisting students with their applications, 
liaising with the London Office and the general promotion of the college. 
Successful candidates can expect high remuneration. Fluency in English and 
Russian is essential. Applicants should be willing to travel within Central 
Asia and to UK.  Any work experience in the international education 
marketing will be an added advantage.

Please e-mail your resume/CV with cover letter by email or fax to the 
attention of Nigyar Moussabekova at:

Email: nigyar.moussabekova(a)stmlondon.co.uk
Fax: 00 994 12 498 99 06

Deadline is February 7, 18.00.

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

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

Phone: (994 12) 98 08 80, 98 99 08
Fax: (994 12) 98 99 06
Mobile: (994 55) 333 37 33

E-mail: nigyar.moussabekova(a)stmlondon.co.uk
Web: http://www.stmlondon.co.uk

JOB- Country Director, Project Harmony, Armenia

Posted by: Barbara G. Miller <barbara(a)projectharmony.org>
Posted: 25 Jan 2005


Job Announcement
Country Director, Armenia

Project Harmony currently seeks an experienced professional to serve as our 
Country Director in Armenia. This is the most senior management position for 
Project Harmony in Armenia, with supervisory and managerial responsibility 
over all in-country personnel, programs, finances and policies.  The Country 
Director provides the vision and leadership in program development and 
management, monitoring overall program performance by tracking progress 
toward specified objectives. Fluency in Russian and/or Armenian a STRONG plus.

Country Director responsibilities:

Strategic vision: Communicate a clear vision of present and future program 
goals; provide leadership and direction; develop a program strategy to be 
communicated to team members, local partners and the international community.

Financial and administrative: Coordinate and manage overall country/program 
budgets; ensure compliance with all donor and Project Harmony policies and 
regulations; ensure smooth operation and functioning of country office.

Teambuilding and staff development: Foster a culture of collaboration, 
results orientation, and accountability with staff members; provide staff 
with the framework to meet or exceed program objectives; create 
opportunities for group and one-on-one professional development.

Representation and relationships: Develop and maintain both internal and 
external relationships to ensure optimum program success, including Project 
Harmony headquarters and field offices, international and local NGOs, US and 
host government officials, donor organizations, embassies, vendors, media 
and the general public.

Program evaluation and reporting: Ensure regular and complete program 
evaluations, and complete program reporting to donors on a timely basis.

Qualifications sought:

 - At least 5 years' nonprofit management experience, at least three of them 
   international
 - 3 years' field-based experience in staff team-building and financial 
   management
 - Flexibility and grace under the demands of changing tasks
 - Excellent organizational and budget management skills, experienced in the 
   policies of US government funding agencies
 - Experience in transitioning programs from donor support to independently 
   registered host-country organizations
 - Cultural sensitivity and ability to adjust to a demanding work schedule
 - Experience living and working in Eurasia a plus
 - Fluency in written and spoken Russian and/or Armenian strongly desired
 - US citizenship is required

This position will remain open until filled. For more information on Project 
Harmony programs and career opportunities, please visit our web site: 
www.projectharmony.org.

Benefits include salary commensurate with experience, health insurance, and 
international travel expenses. Project Harmony is an equal opportunity 
employer, and provides its staff opportunities for job growth, innovation, 
and creativity.

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and salary history 
by email to: hr(a)projectharmony.org Subject line should read: CD-Armenia. No 
phone calls please.

JOB- Ass't Director, Arizona State Univ. Critical Languages Institute

Posted by: Victor Agadjanian <Victor.Agadjanian(a)asu.edu>
Posted: 21 Jan 2005


Critical Languages Institute Assistant Director. The Arizona State 
University Russian and East European Studies Center (www.asu.edu/reesc) 
announces an opening effective summer 2005 for a renewable fiscal year 
appointment as assistant director of its Critical Languages Institute (CLI).

The ASU CLI is a comprehensive program for research and instruction 
involving less commonly taught languages of Eastern Europe and Eurasia 
(www.asu.edu/cli).  The successful candidate will be responsible for grant 
development and administration with emphasis on the summer CLI; will conduct 
recruitment, orientation, and evaluation, as well as instruction, for CLI 
and related practicum and study abroad programs; will mentor students for 
fellowships; and will participate in other CLI/REESC programming.

Required:

Graduate degree in East European/Eurasian language/literature or a related 
field; experience in securing external funding; ability to teach a regional 
less commonly taught language (LCTL) in the CLI; excellent communication 
skills.

Desired:

Ph.D. in language/literature; administrative experience (preferably in a US 
university setting); budget management experience; web page development 
experience.

For additional information please contact REESC Director, Dr. Stephen 
Batalden by e-mail (stephen.batalden(a)asu.edu), or phone 480-965-4188.

The position is 100% FTE for summer; some flexibility possible for AY schedule.

Application deadline: February 1, 2005; if not filled, every two weeks 
thereafter until search is closed.

Mail letter of application, CV, sample of a funding application, statement 
of teaching philosophy, and two letters of reference to:

Dr. Stephen Batalden
Chair, Search Committee, Russian & East European Studies Center
Arizona State University
PO Box 874202
Tempe, AZ 85287-4202

AA/EOE

JOB- Legal Advisor, International Finance Corporation, Central Asia & Azerbaijan

Posted by: Larissa Novikova <LNovikova(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 20 Jan 2005


Terms of Reference
International Finance Corporation

Position: Legal Advisor - TA
Project: Central Asia Primary Mortgage Market Development Project
(Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Azerbaijan)
Grade: F
Direct Manager: Project Manager
Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Dushanbe, Tajikistan; 
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic; Baku, Azerbaijan
Contract: 1-year coterminous

The Organization:

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank 
Group, promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing 
countries as a means 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 Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia, the 
Caucasus, and Mongolia. 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:

The Central Asia Primary Mortgage Market Development Project is a new PEP 
initiative with financial support from the Swiss State Secretariat for 
Economic Affairs.  It is structured in two phases:

 - Phase I:  "Gap Analysis" to assess the current state of the market in 
   each country, to identify the legal and regulatory gaps in the housing 
   finance systems, and to develop action plans for improving the
affordability 
   and availability of mortgage funding for middle and lower class households.
 - Phase II:  "Implementation" of action plans emerging from the Gap 
   Analysis, which may include legislative reform, market infrastructure 
   development, capacity building for financial institutions, and public 
   awareness building.

Project scope covers four countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, 
Tajikistan, and Kyrgyz Republic) and one country of the Caucasus 
(Azerbaijan).  The objectives of the Project are to create strong supply 
conditions to meet the high demand for mortgages, to strengthen financial 
institutions by introducing best practices in a new product area, and to 
broaden and deepen financial markets by establishing industry standards for 
origination and underwriting thereby enabling expansion of the secondary 
market.

Phase I and Phase II activities will be delivered by a Project Team 
consisting of an expatriate Project Manager and a team of local 
professionals in each country.  Funding has been committed for the first 
year of the Project.  Phase II funding will be proposed and approved upon 
outcome of Project Phase I, within the Project's first year.

Position Available:

The Project seeks to fill 5 positions for Legal Advisor - TA, each to be 
based in the capitals of the four Central Asian countries and Azerbaijan.  
Each Advisor will report to the Project Manager, who will be based in 
Central Asia.

Responsibilities:

In Phase I of the Project, for their respective countries, each Legal 
Advisor will:

 - Conduct a diagnostic of existing and proposed legislation and regulation 
   related to primary mortgage market lending, including review of mortgage 
   loan registration process, foreclosure and eviction, taxation issues,
credit 
   information disclosure, etc.
 - Participate in meetings with government officials, lawmakers, legal 
   firms, market players, international institutions and other relevant
parties 
   for information-collection purposes.
 - Draft recommendations on proposed changes to legislation and regulation, 
   with supporting analysis and/or case studies based on international best 
   practice.
 - Participate in seminars, roundtables and conferences on the topic of 
   housing finance.
 - Prepare research and articles for publication by IFC and counterpart 
   organizations, covering legal issues impacting the development of mortgage 
   lending.
 - On a limited basis, provide expert input to other IFC financial markets 
   projects
 - Contribute to preparation of a detailed report analyzing the status of 
   housing finance industry in the country and hurdles to its further 
   development, and containing an action plan for improvements that could be 
   introduced through IFC channels.
 - Perform other research and analysis and contribute to the Project PR as 
   requested by the Project Manager or Senior Operations Manager for Financial 
   Markets.

Tasks and responsibilities for Phase II of the Project will be developed as 
part of the action planning in Phase I.  Key responsibilities of the Legal 
Advisor will include advising and lobbying legislative and regulatory reform 
to enable the development of primary mortgage lending and providing training 
and consultation to government officials and financial institutions on the 
legal environment for mortgage lending.

Job Qualifications:

 - Advanced degree in law
 - Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience
 - Experience in developing legal commentary, recommendations for 
   legislative reform, and lobbying
 - Knowledge of local retail or commercial financial products and markets
 - Strong computer, writing, problem-solving, communication, and 
   interpersonal skills
 - Ability to write and present clearly and concisely for expert and 
   non-expert audiences
 - Highly motivated, energetic, team player
 - Fluent Russian language mandatory.  English language proficiency preferred.
 - Willingness to travel

Contract Duration: 3 years dependent upon project success and funding.

Submissions of Interest:

Please send cover letter and CV indicating position and project in the 
subject line:

 - by fax to (7-095) 411-7565
 - by e-mail to ifcpep-recruit(a)ifc.org

Closing date for applications: 2 February, 2005

Job- Project Manager, International Finance Corporation, Central Asia

Posted by: Larissa Novikova <LNovikova(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 20 Jan 2005


Terms of Reference
International Finance Corporation

Position: Project Manager
Project: Central Asia Primary Mortgage Market Development Project 
(Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Azerbaijan)
Direct Manager: Senior Operations Manager, Financial Markets, PEP
Grade: F
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan or Almaty, Kazakhstan
Duration: 1-year coterminous

The Organization:

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank 
Group, promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing 
countries as a means 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 Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia, the 
Caucasus, and Mongolia. 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:

The Central Asia Primary Mortgage Market Development Project is a new PEP 
initiative with financial support from the Swiss State Secretariat for 
Economic Affairs.  It is structured in two phases:

 - Phase I: "Gap Analysis" to assess the current state of the market in each 
   country, to identify the legal and regulatory gaps in the housing finance 
   systems, and to develop action plans for improving the affordability and 
   availability of mortgage funding for middle and lower class households.
 - Phase II: "Implementation" of action plans emerging from the Gap 
   Analysis, which may include legislative reform, market infrastructure 
   development, capacity building for financial institutions, and public 
   awareness building.

Project scope covers four countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, 
Tajikistan, and Kyrgyz Republic) and one country of the Caucasus 
(Azerbaijan).  The objectives of the Project are to create strong supply 
conditions to meet the high demand for mortgages, to strengthen financial 
institutions by introducing best practices in a new product area, and to 
broaden and deepen financial markets by establishing industry standards for 
origination and underwriting thereby enabling expansion of the secondary 
market.

Phase I and Phase II activities will be delivered by a Project Team 
consisting of an expatriate Project Manager and a team of local 
professionals in each country.  Funding has been committed for the first 
year of the Project.  Phase II funding will be proposed and approved upon 
outcome of Project Phase I, within the Project's first year.

Position Available:  IFC seeks to fill the position of Project Manager, who 
will be based in the capital of one of the four Central Asian countries, 
most likely Tashkent or Almaty.  The Project Manager reports to the Senior 
Operations Manager for Financial Markets, PEP, who is based in Moscow, and 
will be supported by the PEP central office resources based in Moscow and 
local offices.

Responsibilities:

The Project Manager will implement the Project, leading the team of local 
staff and fulfilling the following responsibilities in Phase I:

 - Visiting the five countries for in-depth discussions with relevant 
   parties, including, but not limited to, regulatory officials, central
banks, 
   financial institutions, the World Bank offices, etc.
 - Studying the current mortgage markets in these countries, including the 
   analysis of the players and products available, borrowers and lenders.
 - Assessing the legal frameworks, housing markets, and existing 
   infrastructure of the housing finance industry in the five countries, 
   including payment systems, lien registry regulations, real estate sales 
   process, support for credit underwriting, tax legislations, etc.
 - Coming up with a detailed report analyzing the status of housing finance 
   industry in the five countries and hurdles to its further development, and 
   containing an action plan for improvements that could be introduced through 
   IFC channels
 - Related analysis and PR related to regional financial markets development 
   as requested by SOM, Financial Markets.

It is expected that the Project Manager will coordinate his/her work closely 
with the Project Manager of the Russian Primary Mortgage Market Development 
Project to start in February 2005.

Qualifications and Position Requirements:

 - At least five years of experience in a managerial or advisory role in 
   residential primary mortgage lending
 - Strong experience in project and business management, particularly in 
   financial institutions context
 - Excellent consulting and client management skills
 - Strong managerial, organizational, and problem-solving skills
 - Excellent writing and communication skills
 - Strong leadership and people development skills
 - Experience in the region or similar developing economy highly desirable
 - Legislative reform or policy development experience highly desirable
 - English language fluency mandatory; Russian language fluency highly 
   desirable

Submissions of Interest:

Please send cover letter and CV indicating position and project in the 
subject line:

 - by fax to (7-095) 411-7565
 - by e-mail to ifcpep-recruit(a)ifc.org

Closing date for applications: 2 February, 2005

JOB- Assistant Prof., Sociology & Social Anthropology, Central European Univ., Budapest

Posted by: Ayse Caglar <caglara(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 20 Jan 2005


Web: http://www.ceu.hu/jobbank/

Central European University
Budapest, Hungary

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology of Central European 
University Budapest seeks candidates for a full-time Assistant Professor.  
The candidates are expected to be dynamic scholars with teaching experience 
and a promising publication record in Social and/or Cultural Anthropology.  
They should have thought critically and reflexively about the current state 
of Anthropology in relation to other disciplines, and about the implications 
of current processes of social change - in particular the relationship 
between globalization and the state - for the future development of teaching 
and research in the field. We are especially interested in candidates with a 
research focus on the study of religion, religious movements, media, 
postcolonial, transnational or urban processes and their combinations. We 
particularly welcome applications from scholars working on regions outside 
of Europe in a broad comparative perspective.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Anthropology. 
Starting date is no later than October 2005.

CEU is a private American, English-speaking, graduate research-intensive 
university located in Budapest, Hungary. The teaching staff consists of 
about 100 faculty from more than 30 countries. CEU enrolls about 800 
graduate students from almost 60 countries. For more information consult the 
CEU website (www.ceu.hu).

Please send applications with names and addresses of three referees, CV, a 
list of publications, as well as a sample publication and a presentation of 
research plans to the Rector of CEU, c/o Ayse Caglar, (Ref. C4702), 
Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European 
University, H-1051 Budapest, Nador u. 9, Hungary, Fax: 361-328-3501, e-mail: 
bradeanuk(a)ceu.hu Do not hesitate to contact Ayse Caglar, Chair of the 
department (caglara(a)ceu.hu) for any further information. The deadline for 
receipt of applications is February 1, 2005.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB- Int'l Consultant/Visiting Professor, Higher School of Business, Tashkent

Posted by: Dilshod Ismailov <dylshod(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 19 Jan 2005


Programme Title: Development Support Services Programme (DSSP) Programme 
Number: UZB/01/004

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Type of Assignment: Provide a full training course and facilitate staff 
development activities in the HSB

Timeframe of the Mission:  February - March, 2005 (30 working days)

Duty Station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Expected date of entry on duty: February 20, 2005

Application submission deadline: January 29, 2005

Background:

The Higher School of Business was established by the Decree of the 
Government of Uzbekistan on 18th May 2001. The mission of the school is to 
contribute to the formation of a highly professional management cadre who 
have acquired all the necessary skills and competencies to manage business 
companies effectively in the new competitive market environment. The 
long-term objective of the school is thus to contribute to the process of 
liberalization of the economy and implementation of economic reforms in the 
country.  The School offers a full time 14 month and part time 24-month MBA 
programme.

The School's is the first MBA programme in the country targeting middle and 
senior level managers. The School would greatly benefit from teaching 
exchange and support from overseas universities, business schools, research 
centres and international organizations The most appropriate and sustainable 
forms of support would include: knowledge networking and teaching exchanges, 
internships, identification of oversea long term trainers for MBA programme.

Upon the request from the School, the UNDP Development Support Services 
Programme is providing assistance in identifying and liaising with qualified 
professionals/professors from overseas universities, research centers and 
educational organizations.

The Development Support Services Programme is one of the four programmes 
outlined in UNDP's Country Cooperation Framework of Uzbekistan. The 
Framework is the main programming instrument in which the Government of 
Uzbekistan and UNDP set out their planned cooperation over the period of 
2000-2004.

General Objective:

The Higher School of Business has 3 main departments, Finance Department, 
Management Department and Economics Department. The administration of the 
Higher School of Business would like to hire International Consultant/ 
Visiting Professor to work with School's Finance Faculty to design and teach 
the courses on the following subjects:

1. Management Accounting.
2. Management of Financial Institutions.

These subjects were newly added to the curriculum of HSB and there are 
insufficient qualified lecturers in these subjects.

Main tasks:

 - Design the course on Management Accounting and Management of Financial 
   Institutions including structure, syllabus, methodology, material,
readings, 
   etc.
 - Teach one full course on Management Accounting and Management of 
   Financial Institutions to the HSB students. (With participation of HSB
faculty)
 - Train trainers from designated Finance Faculty members introduce new 
   substantive resources and teaching methodology on above mentioned courses 
   (lectures, case studies and group work, etc)
 - Prepare the resource kit including the course material, presentations, 
   reading as well as methodological recommendations to be used by the trained 
   Faculty members to teach the courses on Management Accounting and
Management 
   of Financial Institutions.

Outputs:

The mission is expected to produce:

 - Courses on Management Accounting and Management of Financial Institutions 
   are developed.
 - Full courses on Management Accounting and Management of Financial 
   Institutions are taught to the students of HSB.
 - Faculty members are trained to teach Management Accounting and Management 
   of Financial Institutions courses both in terms of substance and
methodology.
 - Resource kit for teaching the Management Accounting and Management of 
   Financial Institutions courses are prepared.

Tentative scheme of mission: Assignment will include desk work as well as 
mission to Uzbekistan.  Overall duration of the assignment will not exceed 
40 days in February-March 2005. Final timing of the assignment will be 
agreed upon with the successful candidate depending on his availability and 
proposed programme.

Requirements:

The competencies and skills of the candidate will include:

 - Ph.D. or Masters degree in the relevant field (economics; business 
   administration and finance);
 - Minimum of 10 (ten) years of extensive relevant experience in teaching 
   and training activities;
 - Fluent English, knowledge of Russian is an asset;
 - Excellent writing and communication skills, including the use of 
   electronic media;
 - Cross-cultural communication skills and networking abilities;
 - Outstanding public speaking and presentation skills;
 - Computer literacy is an asset;
 - Detail oriented, able to meet deadlines and able to prioritize multiple 
   tasks.

Expression of interest:

Applicants should fill in the UN Personal History Form, which is available 
at <http://www.undp.uz>, <http://www.dssp.uz>. Applicants should submit the 
UN Personal History Form or CVs together with expressions of interest and 
one pager outlining the general structure of both courses the applicant 
would propose including major topics, teaching methods, resource material, 
course duration, evaluation, etc. to the Development Support Services 
Programme Office via fax and /or email:

Kozimjon Hasanov - DSSP Fellowship Coordinator
Fax: (998 71) 132-61-61
Email: bschoolh(a)uzsci.net Through (CC): dsspapm(a)dssp.uzsci.net

Background materials:

The Higher School of Business information brochure
HSB Mission Statement
HSB Curriculum
Other documents produced by the HSB

JOB- Translators, Interpreters for Hospitals & Law Firms (TIHOLAF)

Posted by: N. Eastern and African Studies <ineas_1994(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 13 Jan 2005


PROJECT: Translators/Interpreters for Hospitals and Law Firms (TIHOLAF)

Effective February 1, 2005, the Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies 
(INEAS) will be offering translation and interpreting services for hospitals 
and law firms all over the States of Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the 
following languages:

Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian*, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, 
Persian, Swahili, Turkish & Urdu

Translators - Interpreters:

If you are an Interpreter/Translator with at least three years of proven 
experience in the field and who is available to do freelance work, please 
mail your resume with translation examples, references and membership dues 
to us by January 31, 2005.

The membership form, tax-deductible dues and other detailed information are 
available at http://www.INEAS.org/projects.htm

Hospitals & Law Firms:

If you are affiliated with a law firm, a clinic or a hospital and need the 
services of interpreters/translators, your hospital or law firm can join as 
a Special Privileged Member (SPM).  By joining, you will have numerous 
privileges including getting an interpreter with a 24-hour notice, learning 
some important tips about the culture of the target language, getting help 
with patients' orientations or clients' legal needs.  To see details of the 
program, and to fill out the membership application, please visit our 
website at http://www.INEAS.org/projects.htm

Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS) is an independent, 
tax-exempt, and educational organization in Cambridge, MA. Founded in the 
fall, 1994.

P.O. Box 425125
Cambridge, MA. 02142
USA
Website: http://www.INEAS.org

*Bosnian is neither Asian nor African language.  It is an Eastern European 
language.

JOB- Project Manager, Information Centers for Democracy, NDI-Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Kyialbek Toksonbaev <kyial(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 10 Jan 2005


NDI-Kyrgyzstan announces a position opening for immediate hire.

NDI's Information Centers for Democracy (ICD) project, launched in the fall 
of 2002, aims to fill information gaps.  NDI has established 19 information 
centers throughout the seven oblasts of Kyrgyzstan.  During the next year we 
will be opening 4 additional centers.  Each center, managed by NDI trained 
local staff, has a library in which users can peruse newspapers, 
publications and audiovisual materials on current news, Kyrgyz legislation 
and civil rights.  The centers circulate a daily news digest in Kyrgyz, 
Russian and Uzbek that enjoys regular readership around the country.  The 
centers also host discussion clubs that bring together NGO representatives, 
national and local government officials, parliamentarians and citizens to 
address local issues.

NDI is posting for immediate hire the ICD project manager.  The project 
manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the project including: 
budgets, personnel in Bishkek and at the ICDs, facilities and equipment.  
The project manager will also collaborate with other civic program staff on 
all center program activities. The Manager must be fluent in English, 
Russian and Kyrgyz.  The manager must be willing and available to travel to 
the ICDs and must be interested in promoting democracy and human rights in 
Kyrgyzstan.

Job Description:

Project Manager - Information Centers for Democracy

The project manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of the 
Centers budgets, personnel, facilities and equipment.  The project manager 
will also collaborate with other civic program staff on all center program 
activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 - Open new ICD offices with the guidance from and approval of NDI Country 
   Director: secure office space, purchase equipment, negotiate contracts, 
   establish ICD administrative and financial control systems
 - Manage and direct all ICD operations, programs, and activities with 
   guidance from NDI Country Director and/or Civic Program Director
 - Report and inform regularly NDI Country Director and Civic Program 
   Director regarding project activities
 - Prepare program budgets for approval by NDI Country Director
 - Monitor all financial disbursements and accounting activities of the project
 - Hire Information Center staff with the approval of NDI Country Director 
   and NDI Civic Director
 - Supervise and evaluate Information Center staff
 - Advise NDI Country Director and Civic Program Director of ICD staff 
   training needs
 - Prepare and maintain project records, files, documents, and archives,
   including inventory reports and personnel records
 - Represent the project to other organizations
 - Prepare agenda books, bulletins, reports, daily correspondence, and other 
   necessary materials and communications
 - Collaborate with NDI staff to implement NDI program and support NDI mission

Skills And Educational Requirements:

 - University degree, or diploma in social sciences and/or business 
   administration;
 - Minimum of three (3) years of management experience;
 - Experience managing and/or coordinating projects in international 
   organizations;
 - Ability to promote project activities among international and local 
   organizations, including NGO, media and government structures;
 - Strong documentation/reporting writing in Russian and English;
 - Fluency in Russian, Kyrgyz, and English languages;
 - Advanced computer skills, including MS Word and Excel programs;
 - Ability to work under deadlines and on results-oriented projects;
 - Ability and willingness to travel in and outside Kyrgyzstan;
 - Excellent organizational skills, attention to details & ability to work 
   independently;
 - Good knowledge of local culture, political climate and customs;
 - Interest in helping to promote the democratic development and human 
   rights in Kyrgyzstan;
 - Creative and innovative thinker;
 - Good communication and interpersonal skills.

The Information Centers for Democracy (ICD) project is funded by the United 
States Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and 
implemented by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs 
(NDI), a non-profit organization working to strengthen and expand democracy 
worldwide.

Kyialbek Toksonbaev
Civic Programs Assistant
NDI - Kyrgyz Republic
98 Toktogul Str., Apt. 4
Bishkek 720000
Kyrgyz Republic
tel: (312) 66.40.70
mobile: (312) 58.93.09
e-mail: icd-news(a)elcat.kg

JOB- Regional Communications Coordinator/Officer for Central Asia, Eurasia Foundation

Posted by: Andrew Eil <aeil(a)efcentralasia.org>
Posted: 10 Jan 2005


The Eurasia Foundation
A private not-for-profit foundation, funded by the US Agency for 
International Development
Announces a search for the position of
Regional Communications Coordinator/Officer for Central Asia

Primary Qualifications:

 - Bachelor's degree in communication or applicable field
 - At least three years' experience writing and producing publications 
   and/or press releases
 - Demonstrated writing ability and basic web site management experience
 - Ability to coordinate production process and cultivate institution-wide 
   information gathering
 - Fine attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks under deadline
 - Native English required; Russian proficiency desired
 - Strong communications skills, personal initiative, and an ability to work 
   in teams

Responsibilities:

 - Produces Foundation newsletter twice annually, and Regional annual report
 - Manages Foundation's Central Asia web site
 - Coordinates all public relations for Foundation in Central Asia, 
   including press events
 - Drafts and/or edits all English publications, including proposals, 
   publication statements, press releases
 - Produces reports for donors
 - Additional duties as assigned by Vice President for Central Asia

Candidates should send a resume, two letters of recommendation and a cover 
letter to the Foundation at gkim(a)efcentralasia by January 21, 2005.

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

JOB- Caucasus Analyst, International Crisis Group, Armenia and Azerbaijan

Posted by: Sabine Freizer <sfreizer(a)icg.org>
Posted: 6 Jan 2005


The International Crisis Group, an independent, non-profit, multinational 
organisation, with over 100 staff members on five continents, working 
through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve 
deadly conflict is looking for one or two analysts to be based in Baku 
and/or Yerevan.

Crisis Group's approach is grounded in field research. Teams of political 
analysts are located within or close by countries at risk of outbreak, 
escalation or recurrence of violent conflict. Based on information and 
assessments from the field, Crisis Group produces regular analytical reports 
containing practical recommendations targeted at key international 
decision-takers. Crisis Group also publishes CrisisWatch, a 12-page monthly 
bulletin, providing a succinct regular update on the state of play in all 
the most significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the 
world.  Find out more at www.icg.org

The Caucasus Analyst(s) will be working under the supervision of the 
Caucasus Project Director (located in Tbilisi) to research and produce 
reports on security, political, governance, human rights and social issues 
related to Armenia/Azerbaijan and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The 
position will be based in Yerevan and/or Baku

Responsibilities will include:

 - Conducting extensive field research and providing analysis on prevailing 
   security, social, legal, governance and political issues;
 - Proposing policy initiatives for governmental, intergovernmental, 
   political, and nongovernmental stakeholders to address and resolve sources 
   of conflict;
 - Preparing detailed reports and briefing papers setting out relevant 
   research findings and policy recommendations.

Candidate profile:

 - Deep knowledge of the Caucasus region and extensive contacts in 
   Armenia/Azerbaijan with governmental and non governmental officials, media, 
   and academia;
 - 5+ years of professional experience in conflict analysis, journalism, 
   NGO, IGO, or government work related to Azerbaijan /Armenia;
 - Excellent writing and analytical skills, good in summarizing fast amounts 
   of written material.
 - Fluency in English, Russian and knowledge of local languages;
 - Masters degree in international relations, human rights, political 
   science, sociology or similar.

Applications should be in English and include a CV, cover letter, research 
proposal, writing sample and the contact details of at least three referees. 
In the cover letter the candidate should briefly describe how he/she meets 
the position qualifications. In the research proposal he/she should propose 
ideas on themes that he/she could write about in relation to 
Nagorno-Karabakh, and briefly describe how he or she would research them (in 
no more than two pages). The writing sample must be an unedited piece on 
current developments in Armenia/Azerbaijan.

Please send applications by email to open_positions(a)crisisweb.org to the 
attention of Johanna van der Hoeven. The closing date for applications is 15 
January 2005.

JOB- Research Associate, European Centre for Minority Issues, Germany/Georgia

Posted by: Tom Trier <trier(a)ecmi.de>
Posted: 5 Jan 2005


Vacancy announcement

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)

An International Research Institute seeks a

Research Associate

For an ethnographic/social anthropological research project on the 
Meskhetian Turkish population, deported from Georgia in 1944. The Research 
Associate will supervise the conduct of a currently on-going ethnographic 
research project on integration and migration patterns among the Meskhetian 
Turks in nine countries (Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, 
Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and USA) and contribute to the editing of an 
authoritative research volume on the subject. The Research Associate will 
supervise the conduct of field research, review empirical studies conducted 
by some thirty field researchers and contribute to analytical digestion. The 
Research Associate will also be responsible for on-going coordination of the 
research and the organization of a research workshop in Bishkek in Summer 
2005 and other tasks relating to ECMI's projects in the Caucasus.

Duty Station: ECMI HQ in Flensburg, Germany or ECMI Regional Office Tbilisi, 
Georgia.

Employment period: 15 February to 31 January 2006

Qualifications:

 - Ph.D. in ethnography /social (cultural) anthropology or M.A. in 
   ethnography/social (cultural) anthropology with at least three years of 
   research experience.

 - Strong research skills and relevant regional/thematic specialization.

 - Project management/supervision experience an advantage.

 - Native or near native written and oral English and excellent Russian 
   language skills.

 - Turkish language skills an advantage.

Applications containing a CV with a list of major publications accompanied 
by a motivation letter by e-mail only to Senior Research Associate Tom Trier 
at trier(a)ecmi.de not later than 1 February 2005.  Only short listed 
candidates will be contacted.

JOB- Two Positions with Aga Khan Foundation, Tajikistan

Posted by: Jayne Barlow <jayne(a)akfc.ca>
Posted: 5 Jan 2005


The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private international development agency 
committed to supporting disadvantaged communities irrespective of gender, 
ethnicity or religion. Working in partnership with local organisations and 
communities, the Foundation promotes solutions for social and economic 
development in Central Asia, South Asia and Eastern Africa. The Aga Khan 
Foundation is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).  Find out 
more at www.akdn.org

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.

To strengthen MSDSP capacities and support its development, AKF is looking 
for two dynamic personalities to join the MSDSP staff in Dushanbe:

Manager, Enterprise Development Unit (EDU)

The incumbent, with a Masters qualification or equivalent and a minimum of 
eight years professional experience in business development will:

 - Develop the enterprise development strategy of MSDSP
 - Coordinate the correct and timely implementation of the strategy
 - Provide leadership and capacity building to EDU staff
 - Analyze market-environment and identify opportunities for economic 
   development in rural areas
 - Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation of EDU-interventions and 
   high-quality reporting to donor agencies and internal stakeholders

Research Coordinator, Policy and Evaluation Unit (PEU)

The incumbent, with a Masters qualification or equivalent and a minimum of 
five years professional experience in the research on and evaluation of 
rural development programs will:

 - Design, prepare and coordinate implementation of surveys and other 
   evaluations tools for MSDSP programmes
 - Develop local capacity on participatory evaluation techniques
 - Strengthen the research and survey capacity of the PEU staff
 - Create and support opportunities for innovative research in rural 
   development

Candidates for these two positions will be expected to have:

 - Outstanding oral, written, editing, presentation and organisational 
   competencies.
 - Established experience in devising and executing plans and strategies 
   that are relevant to a complex environment.
 - The ability to simultaneously multitask under intense pressure and be 
   solution-oriented.
 - Strong analytical capacities and profound experience with statistical 
   software

They can expect to join a highly motivated, results oriented management team 
in Dushanbe. The role is fast paced, set in a dynamic and continually 
evolving environment, with an emphasis on quick turn around and effective 
delivery. AKF offers an internationally competitive salary package, 
commensurate with experience and competencies.

JOB- Regional Program Officer for Water Sector, Swiss Cooperation Office, Tashkent

Posted by: Aidakyeva Aida <aida.aidakyeva(a)sdc.net>
Posted: 4 Jan 2005


The Swiss Cooperation Office in Tashkent is seeking a qualified individual 
as Regional Program Officer for  Water Sector Programme.

Under the supervision of the head of Swiss Cooperation Office, the Program 
Officer is responsible for the supervision, supporting and monitoring of a 
portfolio of regional water projects financed by the government of 
Switzerland. He/she will follow developments in the water sector in Central 
Asia, promote donor coordination and policy dialogue, and maintain active 
links with relevant partner institutions.

Requirements:

 - University degree in water resources management or equivalent 
   qualifications in relevant fields.
 - Advanced qualifications in water resources planning, management and 
   policy, including experience in planning, design and implementation of 
   similar programs in Central Asia.
 - Knowledge of water resources institutions, regulatory and legal aspects 
   including water rights administration; and community based approaches to 
   investment in and management of water resources.
 - At least 6 years of national and international work experience in a 
   development agency, national or regional institution/administration or as a 
   consultant.
 - Proven ability to conceptualise, design and supervise programs in the 
   water sector.
 - Strong planning and organisational skills, ability to persuade and 
   negotiate.
 - Excellent oral/written communication skills in English.
 - Ability to work in and contribute to an intercultural team, and 
   willingness to travel frequently.

The duty station is Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

An application letter in English stating the reasons for your application, a 
detailed CV and copies of relevant certificates, references etc. must be 
submitted before January 19, 2005, 17:00 to the Swiss Cooperation Office in 
Bishkek, 144 Panfilov Street, 720040 Bishkek or by e-mail at bishkek(a)sdc.net

No correspondence is possible during the selection period. The Swiss 
Cooperation Office in Tashkent will contact short-listed candidates.  Women 
are actively encouraged to apply.

JOB- Consultant, Evaluation of UNDP Conflict Prevention Programme, Kyrgyz Republic

Posted by: Janyl Rakhmanova <janyl.rakhmanova(a)undp.org>
Posted: 20 Dec 2004


UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic is seeking an international consultant to carry 
out evaluation of a Conflict Prevention Programme. Please send your 
expression of interest and CV to UNDP country office in the Kyrgyz Republic 
no later than January 10, 2005 to e-mail: jobs(a)undp.kg or mia.rimby(a)undp.org.

Terms of Reference

Evaluation of UNDP Conflict Prevention Activities in the Kyrgyz Republic

UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic is seeking an international consultant to carry 
out evaluation of a conflict prevention programme. Please send your 
expression of interest and CV to UNDP country office in the Kyrgyz Republic 
no later than January 10, 2005. Email: jobs(a)undp.kg, mia.rimby(a)undp.org

I. Background

Country Context

Tension and conflict between people in the South of Kyrgyzstan and with its 
neighboring states Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are of multi facetted nature 
steaming from a variety of challenges that have erupted in the aftermath of 
Soviet Union's breakdown. The new national states and the surging emphasis 
on ethnic belonging have increased tension and possible conflict between 
ethnic groups. Over the past 10-15 years, there have been sudden eruptions 
of violence at the local level, as well as bigger riots and confrontations 
between different ethnic groups and between citizens and police. In the 
Ferghana Valley, there is increased potential for conflict on the longer 
term to spread outside local incidents if ethnic minorities are further 
marginalized from political decision-making and participation in public 
life. Political, administrative and law and order authorities, such as 
police and border guards, are not meeting up to the expectations of the 
population on democratic reforms in society. Law enforcement agencies' 
attitudes towards people have not improved since Soviet times and not 
undergone a thorough democratic client and service oriented reform. 
Widespread corruption from the side of the authorities, lack of dialogue and 
trust between population and authorities as well as the unequal 
power-relations has added up to the discontent of the population.

Batken, Osh and Jalalabat provinces in Southern Kyrgyzstan are inhabited by 
a variety of ethnic groups of which the main groups are composed by Kyrgyz, 
Uzbeks, Tajiks, Tartars and Russians.  In these three provinces there are 
over 100 disputable territory and border areas with Tajikistan and 
Uzbekistan.  The breakdown of a system where people had the security of 
being employed or at a collective farm or at an industry, has transformed 
into a situation were each person has to rely on him/herself to find income 
generating activities. The know-how of business development, of agricultural 
processing and of organizational development as well as the lack of 
investments impedes creation of new job opportunities. This leads to 
underemployment, migration and competition over land and water resources. 
The frustration over daily hardship is often taken out on other ethnic 
groups. Public utilities and services are in precarious conditions and in 
many localities both the population and the local authorities lack 
capability, motivation and organization to take action.

UNDP's contribution to conflict prevention in the Kyrgyz Republic

First phase

Recognizing the urgent need for conflict prevention in the south of 
Kyrgyzstan, UNDP launched the project "Preventive Development in Southern 
Kyrgyzstan" in March 2000. The project aimed to build local and national 
capacity to foresee and respond to possible conflict situations as part of 
the development process in Kyrgyzstan. The project was a component of a 
broader Local self-Governance programme and it was conducted in five local 
municipalities of Batken province. As a result of the pilot phase in Batken 
province, around 165 community based organizations (CBOs) were mobilized - 
often with multi-ethnic memberships. More than 4,800 rural people worked 
together within these CBOs carrying out social development projects that 
they consider vital for preventing conflict in their villages, for example: 
water supply systems, sewage systems, school buildings for ethnic 
minorities, primary health care facilities on both sides of a new border 
post. Over this period, 54 grants were provided to CBOs in support of such 
projects. The grant program encouraged communities to mobilize their own 
resources. Communities and local governments contributed with 30-40% of 
resources for the projects they propose. Since the project's beginning, more 
than 40 trainings were provided on various aspects of conflict prevention 
targeting 550 representatives from local authorities and members of CBOs.

Second phase

In February 2003 a mid-term mission carried out an assessment of all the 
UNDP Kyrgyzstan programmes, which resulted in separation of those 
components. Since June 2003, Preventive Development became a separate 
programme covering the three southern provinces and cross border areas 
between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan with Programme Management Unit (PMU) based 
in Osh, southern Kyrgyzstan.

The Preventive Development Programme (PDP) was designed to be a support to 
the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to prevent negative effects of the 
nation-building process and strengthen development aiming at social harmony, 
tolerance, peace and human security. This Programme has had interventions at 
both community level and among decision-makers at local and provincial level 
to prevent and to coop with conflict in a constructive way. The direct 
beneficiaries of the programme has been the inhabitants of communities and 
villages, both men and women, and municipality, district and province state 
administrations.

 The programme has been implemented within framework of the UNDP Strategy 
for Central Asia and in cooperation with similar programs carried out in the 
countries of the region. Conflict prevention is meant to be a cross-cutting 
component for all pillars of the strategy. The Programme was also designed 
to respond to the needs specified in the National Poverty Reduction Strategy 
(2003-2005) which is the Kyrgyz Government's main development strategy for 
the coming years.

The programme included five components:

1. Early Warning Reporting - an instrument for identifying areas of 
potential conflict in the region according to a set of indicators. Local 
monitors have provided the programme with information from the ground. The 
information has been analyzed and consolidated into reports which should be 
disseminated to all stakeholders., The Early Warning system's purpose was 
intended to be three-fold: it should serve the programme with information on 
conflict prone areas in the south and indicates where UNDP should focus its 
interventions, it should raise awareness about conflict prevention among the 
authorities at different levels, and it should provide civil society and 
international organizations with information.

2. Capacity Building of local and national stakeholders through  trainings, 
seminars, workshops and local study visits for communities and authorities 
and political leaders to enhance their capacity, skills and awareness in 
capacity building, training, conflict prevention, non-profit organization 
management, human rights, legislation and the gender aspects of conflict 
prevention etc.

3. Emergency Grants aimed at providing support to local projects that have 
potential in decreasing tension and promoting cooperation between ethnic 
groups. After participatory problem solving and consensus building, local 
authorities and CBOs/NGOs have received small grants on a cost-sharing basis 
to address conflict issues in their communities.

4. Policy Advice and Networking
This component has intended to create policy support for conflict prevention 
and coordinate efforts in this area of development. Creation of an enabling 
environment for preventive development through (a) support for national 
institutional and policy reform, (b) the establishment of a network of 
collaboration among all levels of government, civil society, and donors who 
are active in the area, and (c) the provision of information and resources 
on preventive development and its gender dimension at the regional and 
village level.

5. Cross-Border Cooperation
This separate cross-border cooperation project supported by the UNDP Bureau 
for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) has been implemented jointly by 
UNDP Kyrgyzstan and UNDP Tajikistan. The project's aim was to facilitate 
cross-border trade and mobility and social interaction between cross-border 
communities. CBOs and local authorities have identified potential sources of 
conflict in the communities and ways to address these co- financed by small 
grants funds. Cross-border community participation and inter-action has been 
enhanced by information sharing, conflict prevention capacity building, 
including in schools, and facilitation of cross-border trade. Cultural and 
educational events, and sports, has been used as means to strengthen ties 
and communication between different ethnic groups in the bordering 
communities. The project has included one-year Regional Adviser on Peace and 
Development who was placed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan serving UNDP's conflict 
prevention activities in the Central Asian region.

II. Purpose of the Evaluation

The purpose of the evaluation is to provide UNDP CO with an analysis of the 
impact UNDP activities in the area of conflict prevention 2000-2004. The 
evaluation will look at UNDP's contribution towards the outcome and how well 
the strategies and outputs chosen have been efficient and effective in 
contributing to the outcome. The mission will also focus on process 
evaluation, assessing management unit's capability, looking at the quality 
of the delivery of activities and the quality of the results achieved under 
each output. The evaluation will lead to strategic recommendations that can 
improve UNDP's strategy and niche in conflict prevention in the Kyrgyz 
Republic and in the region.

The evaluation is planned to be conducted in the end of the current country 
programme. The analysis and the recommendations presented by the evaluation 
will provide the basis for further development of UNDP conflict prevention 
efforts under the new Country programme 2005-2009.

III. Scope of the evaluation:

 - The impact of the programme to the date
 - The results of the programme between 2000-2004
 - The degree to which programme activities and outputs have been of 
   relevance for contributing to the programme objective and the corporate
outcome
 - The capacity and organization of the programme management unit and its 
   field units
 - The quality of the programme's strategy and design
 - The effectiveness and efficiency of the programme
 - Policy influence of the programme
 - Programme's influence on government institutional strengthening and on 
   NGOs/civil society development
 - Sustainability of the achievements
 - Recommendations for UNDP Kyrgyzstan short- and long term strategies in 
   conflict prevention/humans security.

IV. Products expected from the mission

Mission report covering the above scope of the evaluation

V. Composition and duration of the mission and timeframe

The mission will consist of a team of evaluators (2 -3 persons) with 
expertise in conflict/crisis prevention, human security, and development of 
countries in transition. The team leader will be an independent 
international consultant, accompanied by one to two national consultants. 
The mission includes travel throughout the south of the Kyrgyz Republic. The 
mission will work three weeks in February 2005 under the overall 
coordination of the UNDP Resident Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Time required: 2 days desk top review of documents, 12 days of field work in 
Kyrgyzstan (including travel to the South of the Country) and 5 days report 
writing after the mission.

JOB- Media Monitoring Personnel, IT Specialist, CIMERA, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 13 Deadline

Posted by: Vasilina Brazhko <vasilina.brazhko(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 10 Dec 2004


For implementing the new joint Media Monitoring project of CIMERA and 
INTERNEWS during parliamentary and presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan 
December 2004 - November 2005, which is funded by the OSCE, CIMERA 
Kyrgyzstan is seeking the following candidates:

1. Media Monitoring Project Manager in Bishkek

Qualifications Required:

 - Good knowledge of the media sector: print and electronic media of 
   Kyrgyzstan;
 - Experience in project management, including planning, financial 
   management, media monitoring and reporting;
 - Experience of managing dynamic teams and projects;
 - Good knowledge of Russian and English required, Kyrgyz is preferably.
 - University degree in related field

2. Media Monitoring Expert in Bishkek

Qualifications Required:

 - Good knowledge of the media sector: print and electronic media of 
   Kyrgyzstan;
 - Experience in conducting media projects, including media monitoring and 
   reporting;
 - Good conceptual, analytical and writing skills with attention to detail;
 - Experience of managing dynamic teams and projects;
 - Good knowledge of Russian and English required, Kyrgyz an advantage.
 - University degree in related field

3. Media Monitoring Officers in Bishkek, Osh, Djalal-Abad and Batken

Qualifications Required:

 - Good knowledge of the media sector: print and electronic media of 
   Kyrgyzstan;
 - Good analytical and writing skills with attention to detail;
 - Capacity to work in a small but dynamic team;
 - Self motivated and self starter person
 - Good knowledge of Russian and Kyrgyz required, English an advantage.
 - University degree in related field

4. IT specialist in Bishkek, Osh, Djalal-Abad and Batken.

Qualifications Required:

 - To provide project with good and stable equipment functioning
 - To eliminate technical problems and provide with consultations the 
   project stuff
 - To know  Windows 2000/XP, MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), basic network 
   technology and digital audio montage.
 - To be able to travel in province centers of KR.

To Apply:

Cover letters and CVs can be submitted to CIMERA project direction till 13 
of December 2004: Mr. Goran Sumkoski goran.sumkoski(a)cimera.org, and Ms. 
Vasilina Brazhko vasilina.brazhko(a)cimera.org
Other Contact Information:

CIMERA
Erkindik 35/9,
Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
Tel +996 312 66 50 86
Fax + 996 312 66 48 26

JOB- Media Support Program Coordinator, Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan

Posted by: Kairat Zhantikin <kzhantikin(a)soros.kz>
Posted: 29 Nov 2004


Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan is seeking outstanding qualified candidates to 
work as Media Support Program Coordinator.

Deadline for applications is December 7, 2004. Detailed description of the 
position and information how to apply may be found on the website www.soros.kz.

Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan is seeking outstanding qualified candidates to 
work as Media Support Program Coordinator.

The Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan (SFK) is a non-governmental organization 
that seeks to respond to the political changes within the country while 
continuing to promote international standards for civil society, good 
governance, and a more democratic state.

The Media Support program at SFK works to provide grant support for the 
development of independent media, improvement professional level of 
journalists, as well as on direct support of journalist NGOs aimed at 
promoting the freedom of the speech in the country.

Responsibilities

The Mass Media Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

 - Coordinating and implementing all aspects of SFK s Mass Media support 
   program.
 - Drafting yearly strategies,
 - Promoting and developing projects in accordance with yearly priorities;
 - Assisting local organizations in building internal and external networks;
 - Information exchange and cooperation with counterparts in other countries;
 - Responding to information requests and consulting applicants;
 - Coordinating trainings, seminar, study tours and other capacity building 
   initiatives;
 - Processing grant applications (from submission to reports retrieval and 
   evaluation);
 - Maintain program budgetary records.

Job requirements

 - Higher education;
 - Strong analytical skills;
 - English and Russian language proficiency (Kazakh language proficiency is 
   an advantage);
 - Strong motivation;
 - Ability to work within OSI's network; sharing OSI s values;
 - Ability to work in a team;
 - Ability to keep up with multiple deadlines and schedules;
 - Strong interpersonal communication skills;
 - Computer literacy;
 - Administrative and budgetary experience;
 - Experience of work in/with Mass Media and in international organization 
   is an advantage;
 - Willingness to travel.

Salary and Benefits

Salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.

How to apply

Please send a CV and Motivation cover letter to mass media_vacancy(a)soros.kz.

Deadline for applications is December 7,

JOB- Lecturer on Islam and Chinese Ethnic Minorities, UW-Madison CEAS, Spring 2005

Posted by: Hope Rennie <rhope(a)wisc.edu>
Posted: 24 Nov 2004


The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison 
is currently recruiting for a new lecturer position for Spring 2005 to teach 
a topics course related to the topic of "Islam and Chinese Ethnic Minority 
Groups". We would appreciate your help to find the right person for the job, 
since people with the necessary qualifications to teach these courses are 
somewhat scarce here in Madison. Do you have a graduate student who might be 
interested? We would be open to having someone commute in from nearby 
(Milwaukee? Chicago?) to teach this class. Please forward this information 
to anyone you think might be interested.

Applicants will be asked to submit a course proposal with their application, 
and they can shape the course to reflect their particular background and 
research interests. We are open to course proposals that address this topic 
(or some sub-topic that falls under this general topic) using an 
inter-disciplinary approach that may draw on a variety of disciplinary 
perspectives, such as history, anthropology, political science, 
literature/folklore, arts, music, etc. Please see the posted Position 
Vacancy Listing online for more information.

The official Position Vacancy Listing for a Lecturer in "Islam and Chinese 
Ethnic Minority Groups" is posted online at the following URL:

http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_049151.html
The application deadline for the position is:
December 1, 2004

The deadline will likely be extended if we do not received enough qualified 
applicants by that date. If we do not find a qualified lecturer for the 
Spring 2005 semester, we may be looking for someone to teach a similar 
course as a lecturer in Summer 2005 or Fall 2005.

Hope Rennie, Assistant Director
Center for East Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
332 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: (608) 265-6568
Fax: (608) 265-2919

JOB- Post-Doc Position, Ctr. for Development Research, Germany and Uzbekistan

Posted by: Christopher Martius <c.martius(a)uni-bonn.de>
Posted: 22 Nov 2004


Post-Doc Position at Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn, Germany

Job title:

Institutional analysis of water resources governance, management and finance 
in the Amu Darya basin, Uzbekistan: policy reform and opportunities & 
constraints for stakeholder involvement.

Description:

The postdoc researcher will study Uzbekistan's water resources policy 
process at two levels: 1) the level of the Amu Darya basin level in the 
context of the NeWATER project New Approaches to Adaptive Water Management 
Under Uncertainty (50%), and 2) at the level of Khorezm province, Uzbekistan 
in the context of the ZEF project Economic and Ecological Restructuring of 
Land and Water Use in the Khorezm Region (Uzbekistan): A Pilot Project in 
Development Research (50%). The ZEF-Uzbekistan project is a long-term 
research and implementation project on land and water management in the Aral 
See basin region. The primary funder is the German Ministry of Education and 
Research (BMBF). More information on the project is available at 
http://www.khorezm.uni-bonn.de/. The NeWater project is an EU funded project 
starting January 2005, under the European Union's Sixth Framework programme. 
More information on the NeWATER project is available at partner sites like 
http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=4691 and 
http://www.usf.uni-osnabrueck.de/~pahl/ projekte/newater_new.en.html,

Tasks in the ZEF-Uzbekistan project:

 - Conduct research on the land and water management policy process in 
Khorezm, Uzbekistan. 
 - Develop approaches for stakeholder involvement in the project's research 
and implementation activities.
 - Provide feedback to social science PhD and MSc students in the project 
doing fieldwork on water management and agricultural innovation
 - Participate in project activities in Urgench, which may include some 
teaching or training.

Tasks in the NeWATER project:

 - Conduct research at the Amy Darya basin level on the institutional 
constraints and opportunities for adaptive management approaches.
 - Participate in NeWATER project activities on behalf of ZEF.

Both sets of tasks - obviously - are to be implemented in collaboration with 
other staff/researchers in the projects.

Start and duration:

>From 1 January 2005 to end of 2006, with extension depending on availability 
of funding

Duty station:

 - Uzbekistan (Tashkent and Urgench) for 8-9 months per year
 - Bonn, Germany for 3-4 months per year

Requirements:

 - PhD in a relevant topic

 - Experience in policy studies and institutional analysis
 - Experience with and knowledge about participatory approaches
 - Research experience in Uzbekistan and the Central Asian region preferred
 - Research experience with water resources or natural resources management 
preferred visible in publications
 - Excellent writing skills in English
 - Preferably speak Uzbek and/or Russian
 - Good team member and network builder

Salary:

Dependent on experience and background candidate.

For more information contact:

Dr Peter P. Mollinga
ZEF
Department Political Change
Bonn
Germany

E-mail: pmollinga(a)uni-bonn.de, pmollinga(a)hotmail.com
Phone: +49-228-734918, +31-70-3253257

Applications before 10 December 2004

Privatdozent Dr. Christopher Martius
Zentrum fuer Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF)
Center for Development Research
University of Bonn
Walter-Flex-Str. 3
D-53113 Bonn
Germany
E-mail: c.martius(a)uni-bonn.de
Tel.: +49 228 73-1838
Fax : +49 228 73-1889

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

JOB- Director of Almaty Regional Office, Eurasia Foundation, Almaty

Posted by: Andrew Eil <aeil(a)efcentralasia.org>
Posted: 4 Nov 2004


The Eurasia Foundation, a private organization working with funding from the 
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other donors to 
promote the development of democracy and market economy institutions 
announces a competition to fill the vacancy of:

Director of the Almaty Regional Office (Kazakhstan Country Director)

Required qualifications:

 * B.A. degree, Masters degree or equivalent experience in areas of the 
   Foundation's work
 * Work experience in business, international development organizations, or 
   the non-governmental sector for at least ten years
 * Experience in project development and project management
 * Experience in public relations
 * Fluency in Kazakh (preferred)
 * Fluency in English required (oral and written)
 * Able to handle responsibility, works well in a team
 * Good communications skills, a highly motivated self-starter, ability to 
   work in rapidly changing conditions

Responsibilities:

Overall management of the work of the Eurasia Foundation in Kazakhstan in 
the following areas, including:

 * General office and human resource administration in accordance with the law
 * Relations with corporate and government partners of the Foundation, 
   administrative and executive government structures, and mass media
 * Development and management of the office budget
 * Fundraising (including among new funding sources)
 * Project development in the program areas of the Foundation (cf. web site)
 * Preparation of program reports for the Foundation's donors and partners
 * Frequent travel

Preference will be shown to candidates with management experience, as well 
as those with experience working with the media, in negotiations, and in the 
organization of major events including public speaking and media coverage.

All candidates must submit a resume, two letters of recommendation and a 
cover letter to the email address gkim(a)efcentralasia.org by 23 November, 2004.

For more detailed information on the work of the Foundation, please visit 
our web site: http://www.efcentralasia.org.

JOB- Linguists for Central Asian Languages Urgently Needed, ASET International

Posted by: Conference Project Manager <live(a)asetquality.com>
Posted: 25 Oct 2004


Urgent Full-Time and Part-Time Projects -- Anti-Terrorism Linguistic Assistance

An Uighur linguist residing in the United States is urgently needed, as well 
as linguists in the languages listed below.

ASET International, as language services agency in Virginia, seeks qualified 
linguists. Applicants must know English and at least one of the listed 
languages and be US citizens:

 - Chinese
 - Arabic
 - Somali
 - German
 - Russian
 - Pashto
 - Urdu
 - French *
 - Dutch
 - Albanian
 - Czech
 - Polish
 - Farsi
 - Korean
 - Uighur (exception may be made regarding US citizenship)
 - Kurdish
 - Indonesian
 - Hebrew

Experience in language services, such as translation, interpretation, or 
instruction is required. Applicants with clearance are especially encouraged 
to apply. The work will include transcription of live conversations, 
translation into English, and other duties. The work will be conducted 
on-site in Washington DC, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and 
other US cities. Projects will vary in length.

We accept emailed resumes at LIVE (a) ASETQUALITY.com, with an indication of 
the applicant's citizenship, clearance, and required pay. Please list any 
language proficiency exams that you have taken including ILR rating, FBI 
test, State Department test, federal or state court certification or NSA tests.

Applications sent ASAP are appreciated. Thanks!

ASET team
Web: www.asetquality.com

JOB- Translators for Russian/Uzbek/Kyrgyz-English, AllWorld Language Consultants

Posted by: Michael Lebenkoff <michael(a)alcinc.com>
Posted: 15 Oct 2004


AllWorld Language Consultants, Inc (www.alcinc.com) is staffing a contract 
with a federal government agency that requires Russian/Uzbek/English and 
Russian/Kyrgyz/English linguistic support.  The assignment length is for 7 
months, and negotiations are underway with the government for an extension.

*A United States Security Clearance is required for this assignment.*  
Applicants with a current security clearance will be given priority over 
interested parties who would still have to go through the clearance 
application process.

Salary is *negotiable*, but you can expect a *minimum* of $90,000 plus 
benefits.  The date of deployment is *as soon as possible*.

The majority of your time will be spent on a secure military base in 
South-west Asia.  You will primarily be working an 8-hour day, but your 
interpretation and translation services are on a 24 hour-a-day, seven day a 
week basis, and you may be required to respond to short-notice tasking and 
other contingency situations.

Your duties will include:

a) Translation, Transcription, and Interpretation.  Performing clear and 
   concise expression orally and in writing (in both English, Russian/Uzbek
and 
   Russian/Kyrgyz) for documentation, audio recordings, conversations, 
   activities, etc.

b) Produce idiomatic translations of non-technical material using correct 
   syntax and speech (in both English, Russian/Uzbek and Russian/Kyrgyz).

c) Assist in basic office administration (answering phones/doors, writing 
   reports) and other related duties as assigned within the general scope of 
   this contract.

d) Be familiar with the local culture and customs and able to conduct 
   him/herself properly.

e) Conduct work assignments and adhere to standards of conduct as prescribed 
   by USAF Instructions, this contract, and the laws of the host nation.

f) Function as an integral member of a team of highly trained professionals 
   responsible for the safety and security of US Military and Civilian 
   personnel and resources.

It is possible that you may have to:

g) Deal unobtrusively with the local populace.

h) Serve during a level of heightened state of threat.

i) May be required to live and work in the harsh, desert environment to 
   include living and working in temporary facilities (i.e. tents).

j) Function effectively and efficiently during extended periods of high 
   pressure and stress; maintaining a professional demeanor and functioning at 
   the scene of crimes.

k) Operate government-owned vehicles in accordance with established standards.

If you are interested please email Michael(a)alcinc.com immediately with your 
resume, and then call 301-881-8884 and ask for Michael, Jake, or Kim.

JOB- Instructor for Anthropology Summer School Program, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Brian Farley <bfarley(a)bilim.kz>
Posted: 15 Oct 2004


We at the Central Asian Resource Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan are initiating 
an Anthropology Summer School Program in Central Asia that will offer 
seminars in important areas of sociocultural anthropology over the three 
years of its duration.

Seminar participants will consist of young university instructors from 
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and 
Afghanistan who wish either to build on their knowledge of sociocultural 
anthropology or acquire an understanding of the discipline.  The seminar 
series aims to build a foundation of knowledge in sociocultural anthropology 
among participants so that they can then institute courses in their own 
universities and begin research employing contemporary theory and methods.  
Some participants will have limited knowledge of sociocultural anthropology. 
 Others will be from sociology or political science and have little 
understanding of anthropology.

We are presently looking for a university instructor with a PhD degree in 
anthropology from a "Western" university (USA, Europe, or any university 
around the world accredited by these systems) who would be interested in 
teaching an "Introduction to Cultural Anthropology" course in Almaty, 
Kazakhstan during the summer 2005 sessions.

Preferably the instructor will hold the rank of "Professor" at his/her 
institution and have publications.  An interest in Central Asia is hoped for 
but not essential.  Rank of "Associate Professor" is also acceptable.

The introductory anthropology course will take place in late June or early 
July and run for 5 to 6 days.  It will consist of 10 meetings (1 and 1/2 
hours each).  We are looking for an individual to lead discussions that 
introduce/cover some of the main issues in sociocultural anthropology and 
provide a foundation on which to further build participants' knowledge of 
the discipline.

Another aim of the anthropology school is to promote "interactive" teaching 
methods in Central Asian universities.  This means that the instructor 
should be able to provide examples of and discuss teaching methods other 
than that of reading lectures from a podium, which is a common method of 
university instruction in former Soviet republics.

We will pay all costs for the individual selected for this position.  These 
include the costs of air transportation to and from Almaty, a room at a 
Soviet and now Kazakh resort, meals, visa, and taxis.  The course instructor 
will also receive an honorarium.

If you are interested in teaching an introductory anthropology course in 
Almaty this summer and have the qualifications listed above, please e-mail a 
short letter and a CV to the e-mail address listed below:

Brian Farley, Anthropology Coordinator
bfarley(a)bilim.kz
Central Asian Resource Center
65 Abylai Khan Street
Almaty 480100
Kazakhstan

JOB- Linguists in Central Asian Languages, ASET Internat'l Services Corporation

Posted by: Conference Project Manager <live(a)asetquality.com>
Posted: 14 Oct 2004


ASET International Services Corporation www.asetquality.com has an ongoing 
need for linguists in all Central Asian languages for short-term projects in 
translation, interpretation, and language instruction.

Resumes are accepted from native and near-native speakers interested in 
potential collaboration at live(a)asetquality.com

For up-to-date needs, go to http://www.proz.com/pro/76234

We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks!

JOB- Country Director, Armenia, Project Harmony

Posted by: Erni Wilbur <erni(a)projectharmony.org>
Posted: 12 Oct 2004


Country Director, Armenia

Close Date: November 15, 2004

Project Harmony currently seeks an experienced professional to serve as our 
Country Director in Armenia. This is the most senior management position for 
Project Harmony in Armenia, with supervisory and managerial responsibility 
over all in-country personnel, programs, finances and policies.  The Country 
Director provides the vision and leadership in program development and 
management, monitoring overall program performance by tracking progress 
toward specified objectives. Main area of responsibility is in managing the 
Armenia School Connectivity Program (ASCP), a large-scale educational 
project that represents the largest Internet infrastructure in Armenia. 
Fluency in Russian and/or Armenian a STRONG plus.

Summary of ASCP:

The Armenia School Connectivity Program provides resources, Internet access, 
and training for a growing network of 350 schools across all 11 regions of 
Armenia. ASCP provides students, educators, and community members with 
opportunities to access and share information, to engage in online 
collaborative projects, and to develop technical skills marketable in a 
digital world. The program promotes school-community interaction, 
US-Armenian partnerships at the school and community levels, and civic 
engagement on the local, national, and international levels. ASCP aims to 
support the integration of educational technologies in a way that will 
strengthen democracy and support civil society and cross-cultural 
understanding.

Country Director responsibilities:

Strategic vision: Communicate a clear vision of present and future program 
goals; provide leadership and direction; develop a program strategy to be 
communicated to team members, local partners and the international community.

Financial and administrative: Coordinate and manage overall country/program 
budgets; ensure compliance with all donor and Project Harmony policies and 
regulations; ensure smooth operation and functioning of country office.

Teambuilding and staff development: Foster a culture of collaboration, 
results orientation, and accountability with staff members; provide staff 
with the framework to meet or exceed program objectives; create 
opportunities for group and one-on-one professional development.

Representation and relationships: Develop and maintain both internal and 
external relationships to ensure optimum program success, including Project 
Harmony headquarters and field offices, international and local NGOs, US and 
host government officials, donor organizations, embassies, vendors, media 
and the general public.

Program evaluation and reporting: Ensure regular and complete program 
evaluations, and complete program reporting to donors on a timely basis.

Qualifications sought:

 - At least 5 years' nonprofit management experience, at least three of them 
   international
 - 3 years' field-based experience in staff team-building and financial 
   management
 - Flexibility and grace under the demands of changing tasks
 - Excellent organizational and budget management skills, experienced in the 
   policies of US government funding agencies
 - Experience in transitioning programs from donor support to independently 
   registered host-country organizations
 - Cultural sensitivity and ability to adjust to a demanding work schedule
 - Experience living and working in Eurasia a plus
 - Fluency in written and spoken Russian and/or Armenian strongly desired
 - Familiarity with Internet infrastructure and telecommunications issues in 
   the Caucasus a plus
 - US citizenship is required

This position will remain open until filled. For more information on Project 
Harmony programs and career opportunities, please visit our web site: 
www.projectharmony.org.

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

Subject line should read: CD-Armenia. No phone calls please.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: November 15, 2004

JOB- Assistant Professor, Central Asian Studies, George Mason University

Posted by: Douglas Northrop <northrop(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 7 Oct 2004


Position: Assistant Professor, Central Asian Studies, George Mason 
University, Fairfax, VA

George Mason University - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Central Asian 
Studies

Location: Virginia, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Assistant Professor
Submitted: Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Main Category: Area Studies/Ethnic Studies
Secondary Categories: None

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Appointment in Central Asian Studies, 
George Mason University

George Mason University (GMU) invites applications for a tenure-track 
position at the Assistant Professor level in Central Asian Studies, 
beginning August 2005, subject to budgetary and administrative approval.  
GMU seeks an interdisciplinary scholar whose primary research and teaching 
interests focus on Central Asia. Discipline is open, though scholars of 
Islam and/or women are especially encouraged to apply. The successful 
candidate will be eligible for a tenure-track appointment in the Department 
of Geography, the Department of History and Art History, the Department of 
Sociology and Anthropology, or the Department of Public and International 
Affairs. A strong commitment to research and publication, and demonstrated 
teaching excellence at both undergraduate and graduate levels are essential. 
The hire would be expected to participate in the monthly "Globalization and 
Central Asia" faculty development seminar.  Candidates should have the Ph.D. 
in hand by August 1, 2005.

The Committee will begin to consider applications on November 30, 2004, and 
will continue until the position is filled. Requested: letter of interest, 
c.v., a 5-page double-spaced plan of research and writing, and the names of 
three professional references.

All materials should be addressed to: Chair of the Central Asian Studies 
Search Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, George Mason University, 
4400 University Drive, MS# 3A3, Fairfax, VA 22030.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer and applications 
from female and minority scholars are strongly encouraged.

JOB- Chief Technical Advisor, International Trade Centre, Bishkek

Posted by: Iris Hauswirth <Hauswirth(a)intracen.org>
Posted: 4 Oct 2004


The International Trade Centre is considering to fill the following project 
post:

Chief, Technical Adviser
Post level: L-5
Vacancy Notice No.: ITC/PVN/14/2004
Division/Section: Division of Technical Cooperation Coordination, Office for 
Arab States, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (DTCC/OASEC)

Deadline for application: 25 October 2004
Entry date: as soon as possible
Duty Station: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Duration of appointment: 12 months, with possibility of extension

Background:

ITC has developed four trade-related technical assistance programmes for 
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan based on 
needs-assessments carried out under the programme 'Trade Promotion in 
Central Asia' in 2002/2003. The objective of the four programmes is to 
strengthen the sustainable expansion and diversification of SME's exports in 
the four participating countries. The focus lies initially on improving the 
trade competitiveness of the agro-processing sector. Aside from assisting 
enterprises directly, in cooperation with local service providers, the 
quality and range of sector related business support services are to be 
strengthened. Also, by backing a dialogue between private stakeholders and 
the public sector in the course of preparing trade strategies, the business 
environment for exporters is to be improved.

Responsibilities:

Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Office for Arab States, Europe and 
the CIS and the direct supervision of the responsible Trade Promotion 
Officer, and in cooperation with the Geneva based Regional Trade Promotion 
Advisor (RTPA) the Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) will assume overall 
management of the project in the field and provide technical leadership. 
He/she will be accountable to ITC for the effective direction and 
integration of inputs and activities, and for programme results. He/she will 
work closely with the four National Programme Managers (NPMs), who each head 
a programme office in the participating countries, and the four National 
Programme Directors (NPDs), who are appointed by the respective governments 
as direct counterparts to the programme. In particular, the CTA will be 
responsible for the following: Overall management of field activities: 
Provide expertise, guidance and support to country offices in planning, 
implementation and revision of work plans and budgets. Bring in 
international experiences and best practice in trade promotion and capacity 
building at all three levels of the project/programme (i.e: micro, meso, and 
macro level) and all participating countries. Monitor field staff 
performance, and quality of consultant services, to ensure efficient and 
effective programme implementation. Ensure the development of synergies 
among the different programme activities. Facilitate in resolving sensitive 
and controversial issues with Governments and headquarters. Ensure effective 
information flow between field and headquarters. Regional coordination: 
Coordinate implementation of work plans for the four programmes with special 
emphasis on regional aspects. Support, encourage and facilitate existing 
cooperation between field offices and ensure exchange of information and 
lessons learnt. Facilitate implementation of regional programme components. 
Organise annual or bi-annual meetings of National Programme Directors and 
National Programme Staff. Coordination with other technical assistance 
projects: Ensure regular coordination with the donor community, 
participating in donor coordination meetings of regional relevance, and 
ensuring participation in country-level meetings. Network and collaborate 
with other agencies involved in trade promotion and SME capacity building.  
Monitoring and Evaluation: Monitor outputs and results of project activities 
to improve effectiveness. Assess programme implementation and trade 
development of the countries concerned, and develop, where necessary, 
recommendations for adjustments in programmes. Contribute to the programme's 
mid-term review and final review to be undertaken by an independent 
evaluator. Reporting: Produce substantive reports with focus on results, key 
lessons and best practices. Identify major technical issues that have 
emerged, as well as specific areas that might benefit from further technical 
assistance.  Public Relations: Ensure proper presentation and dissemination 
of information on the programme, and contribute actively to increasing 
programme visibility. Programme Development: Ensure knowledge generation and 
sharing.  Draft, in consultation with ITC, the donor, and all other 
stakeholders, documents for the subsequent programme phase.

Qualifications and experience required:

The position requires a highly motivated, independent individual, who is 
pro-active, pragmatic, and a problem solver. He/she should be able to build 
and lead a team, work as part of a team and also function independently 
under difficult circumstances. He/she needs to be articulate, have good 
interpersonal skills, and be capable of managing good public relations with 
integrity.

Mandatory:

Advanced university degree in economics, business administration or 
international relations or equivalent. Minimum of 16 years of professional 
level experience in the fields of international trade, regional project 
management, SME development. Holders of an undergraduate degree may be 
considered but require a minimum of 18 years of experience. Solid knowledge 
of trade promotion and export development, with reference to transition 
economies. Work experience in the CIS and good knowledge of Central Asian 
economies as well as of international markets. Proven experience in the 
implementation and monitoring of technical cooperation projects, with 
excellent managerial and coordination skills. Ability to guide and supervise 
multi-cultural teams. Good communication, writing and presentation skills 
(English and Russian), including proven ability to write concise and clear 
documents and reports. Ability to establish and maintain good contact with 
senior officials in Governments, UNDP, other UN agencies, with donors, and 
the private sector. Solid experience in capacity building and human resource 
development. Flexible to travel within Central Asia, and to stay in each of 
the four countries for longer periods (several weeks), as the task requires.

Desirable:  Knowledge of the agro-processing industry and markets. 
Familiarity with UN (project management) rules and practices.

Languages:

Mandatory: Excellent knowledge of English and Russian.

ITC vacancy announcements are available on http://www.intracen.org/jobs

Indicative Annual Net Remuneration Including Post Adjustment at the L.5 level:

US$ 92,760 with dependants and US$ 86,170 without dependants, after 
deduction of Staff Assessment plus additional benefits, when applicable, 
such as rental subsidy, dependency allowance, education grant for children, 
repatriation grant, six weeks' annual leave; the Post Adjustment element is 
subject to change.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications before the closing 
date of 25 October 2004 to:

Chief, Human Resources Section
ITC/PVN/14/2004
International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
Fax No.: +41 22 730 08 03
E-mail: HRS-JOBS(a)intracen.org

External applicants are requested to complete an ITC Personal History Form 
available on the ITC website: http://www.intracen.org/jobs or a United 
Nations Personal History Form (P.11), available at local UN offices. Please 
elaborate, in a concise statement not exceeding one page why you consider 
yourself qualified for the particular position for which you are applying. 
Reference to the vacancy notice number should be made in any correspondence.

Internal applicants (100 series staff of ITC) are requested to submit a 
memorandum, not exceeding one page, in support of their candidature and are 
encouraged to provide an updated Personal History form.

The Executive Director reserves the right to appoint a candidate to a level 
below that advertised.

ITC does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, nationality, 
religion or other social criteria. ITC is fully committed to the 
implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly for 
gender mainstreaming and applications from qualified women and men are 
equally welcome.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated for this vacancy, external 
candidates who are not under serious consideration will not be contacted. 
Information on the status of a vacancy can be obtained at: 
http://www.intracen.org/jobs

Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

About ITC

The International Trade Centre is the technical cooperation agency of the 
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World 
Trade Organization (WTO) for operational and enterprise-oriented aspects of 
international trade development. As the United Nations focal point for 
technical cooperation in trade promotion, ITC works with developing 
countries and economies in transition to set up effective trade promotion 
programmes to expand their exports and improve their import operations. ITC 
employs about 220 staff at its Headquarters in Geneva. It has four 
Divisions: a Division of Programme Support, a Department of Operations 
comprising three substantive technical divisions, i.e. the Division of Trade 
Support Services, the Division of Product and Market Development and the 
Division of Technical Cooperation Coordination.

For further information on ITC, please visit our website: www.intracen.org

JOB- Project Formulation Mission, Ctr for Economic and Social Studies, Tashkent

Posted by: PR-Assistant <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 24 Sep 2004


Project Title: Center for Economic and Social Studies (CESS)
Project Number: UZB/97/008
Type of Assignment: Project Formulation Mission
Mission timeframe: 20 w.d. in November 2004
Duty Station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Expected date of entry on duty: 1 November 2004
Application submission deadline: 8 October 2004

Background:

Uzbekistan was pursuing the policy on economic restructuring and support of 
domestic producers since the end of 1996. Although this policy provided the 
government with more opportunities to influence economy (control over 
import/investment volume and structure, selective support of certain sectors 
and enterprises, etc.), in the course of time negative implications became 
dominating. For instance, this was apparent through low return of 
investments, considerable distortions of relative prices, economy 
bureaucratization and expansion of shadow economy and corruption, reduction 
of foreign trade volumes and direct foreign investment inflow, which 
increased non-transparency of national economy. This led to low efficiency 
of resource utilization and living standards decline for the majority of the 
population.

Being cognizant of the necessity to promote market reform the government of 
Uzbekistan made relevant alterations to the economic policy in 2002. For 
instance, quasi-fiscal expenditures were drastically reduced, the exchange 
rate was unified, and free current account convertibility of national 
currency was introduced starting from October 15, 2003. The priority 
objectives for the short-term perspective included drastic reduction of the 
extent of government intervention into the economy, efficiency increase of 
state regulating methods, strengthening the role of the private sector in 
the economy, liberalization of foreign economic activity, and promotion of 
reform in financial and agricultural sector of economy.

International organizations play a significant role in promoting economic 
reforms in Uzbekistan, especially such a traditional partner as UNDP. Direct 
involvement of development agencies in the process of policy-making in 
transition and developing countries sometimes faces certain barriers. 
However, UNDP has managed to establish trustworthy relations with the 

Government of Uzbekistan often serving as a liaison between the government, 
international organizations and NGOs, while offering dialogue and discussion 
instruments via its various projects.

One of important achievements of UNDP in contributing to the process of 
economic reform in Uzbekistan was the creation of the project Center for 
Economic and Social Studies (CESS) aimed at supporting the Center for 
Economic Research. Activities of the CESS project have greatly contributed 
to CER s institutional set-up, broadened scope of CER s research agenda, and 
quality improvement of research products and policy recommendations provided 
to the government.

Over the years of its operation CER through extensive support from the CESS 
project has become the government s principal think tank covering a wide 
range of development issues and providing upstream policy advice to the 
government. CER has developed and piloted a unique research modality and 
operational procedures that ensure quality research outputs, enable smooth 
operation of the CER and provide tools for nationwide dialogue on 
development perspectives.

The support of UNDP represents a key factor of CER s successful operation. 
Besides direct financing, UNDP provided assistance in CER s collaboration 
with other major international organizations, governmental donor agencies 
and private funds. UNDP helps to integrate CER s activities to the general 
context of international efforts aimed at attaining progress in economic 
reforms and development in Uzbekistan. While it is important to sustain the 
present cooperation and partnership between UNDP and CER, it is now the time 
to take it to the next level. CER does no longer need direct 
capacity-building support from UNDP, but is now able to provide 
knowledge-based advisory and policy services to UNDP.

Within its new programme cycle (2005-2009) UNDP will focus on two overall, 
inter-linked objectives: a) support the Government in advancing economic and 
democratic reform; and b) strengthen and foster the participation of civil 
society in development processes at national and local levels. The country 
programme will focus on three thematic areas: a) economic governance and 
poverty reduction; b) environmental governance; and c) democratic 
governance. Special attention will be paid to mainstreaming ICT and gender, 
and applying human-rights-based and participatory approaches throughout the 
programme.

Along with its country programmes UNDP is presently expanding its activities 
and programmes at the regional level, particularly in the region of Central 
Asia.

While pursuing the above development objectives, UNDP will build on the 
achievements of its previous country programmes, including the support to 
the establishment and development of CER. It is envisaged that UNDP will use 
the services of CER as an advisor in its policy dialogue with and support to 
the Government and other development partners on economic reform and poverty 
reduction. Furthermore, it is envisaged that UNDP will use the services of 
CER for policy research, preparation of NHDRs as well as other publications, 
and maintenance of portals such as the Central Asian Gateway.

This calls for exploring and introducing new approaches to sustaining 
activities initiated within the framework of the CESS project, and creation 
of a new UNDP initiative/framework programme that would be designed to 
reflect and actively involve expanded capacities of the CER in line with 
newly set development priorities.

General Objective:

The UNDP support to and cooperation with CER, specifically focusing on 
capacity building of CER, will come to an end in at the end of 2004. These 
capacities built at CER are assets, which now UNDP could benefit from using 
as its knowledge center.

It is envisaged that the new framework for UNDP s cooperation with CER, will 
focus on restructuring CER and modification of its activity in order to 
align with new priorities, tasks and challenges. Such alterations may 
include, but are not limited to a new development strategy, changes in the 
policy agenda, broadened spectrum of policy advice issues, optimized 
research modality, effective operational instruments and procedures, as well 
as different levels of interaction with main stakeholders, donors and 
partners. This may evolve cardinal changes in the CER s structure, 
organizational matters, functions, mandate and its positioning in the 
research market.

Thus the main objective of the project formulation mission is to elaborate a 
vision for the new mode of cooperation between CER and UNDP. As mentioned 
above, it is envisaged that the new project will  facilitate the use of the 
CER as UNDP s knowledge center while concentrating on such strategic areas 
as policy advice in the field of economic reform and poverty reduction, 
joint initiatives with UNDP projects/programmes, UN agencies and other 
donors, regional integration and cooperation issues in Central Asia, 
outreach and communications, support in and introduction of knowledge 
management instruments, and management services for government cost-sharing. 
Partnership with other national and regional think-tanks would also be an 
important element of the new project. Furthermore, it is envisaged that 
lessons learned from the establishment of CER will be codified and shared 
with other national and regional think-tanks, and support will be provided 
to strengthen the capacity of new and existing national think tanks/research 
institutions based on the lessons learned and existing capacity of CER.

Main tasks

In order to achieve the above objective, the mission is entrusted with the 
following tasks:
 
 - To review CER and CESS founding documents and existing project 
   documentation including previous evaluation mission reports, and other 
   relevant documents;
 - To conduct meetings with government officials, representatives of 
   international TA agencies, as well as with representatives of the CER and 
   other local think tanks in order to analyze their position / expectations 
   and outline the scope of CER activities for the next development phase;
 - To meet with representatives of other interested parties (NGOs, academia, 
   universities, private sector) to clarify their position regarding issues of 
   cooperation with the CER.

Outputs

The mission is expected to produce the following outputs:
 
 - Elaborate the project document for the second phase of UNDP's cooperation 
   with CER, including the strategy for the transformation of the partnership 
   with CER into that of a knowledge-provider and service-provider in the
field 
   of economic reform and poverty reduction (knowledge center) as well as the 
   transfer of the CER experience to other national think tanks/research 
   institutions;
 - Develop the project results matrix outlining key areas and components of 
   the second phase based on the results matrix of the UNDP country programme 
   document for the period 2005-2009;
 - Determine and prepare project budget;
 - Prepare TORs for project positions;
 - Review possible project execution arrangements; propose synergy 
   arrangements with other UNDP projects/programmes; identify possible 
   management mechanisms for the new project, including Project Steering 
   Committee and Advisory Group (prepare TORs for such mechanisms);
 - Incorporate comments from responsible national counterparts, CER and UNDP 
   as well as other interested parties; revise the project proposal and submit 
   final proposal to UNDP;
 - Identify ways of strengthening partnership-building and effective 
   interaction of the CER with the GoU, UNDP, and other major stakeholders and 
   interested parties, networking with national and foreign analytical centers 
   and think tanks.

Methodology of the mission

Mission format and implementation are to be undertaken in close 
collaboration with CER and UNDP, government officials, representatives of 
international organizations accredited in Uzbekistan, NGOs, and other 
interested parties. Suggested data collection methods are: individual and 
group interviews, familiarization with project document, evaluation reports 
and other relevant materials, personal observations.

Tentative scheme of the mission

The mission will be conducted during the period of November 2004 in 
accordance with the mission work plan.

Qualifications

 - Strong academic background in economics, business management and/or 
   political sciences.
 - Solid experience in the areas of strategic planning and project 
   formulation. Experience with UNDP project formulation would be an asset.
 - Relevant experience in working with think tanks in the field of economic 
   reform and poverty reduction.
 - Strong understanding of Uzbekistan's specifics and the development 
   situation in Central Asia in general.
 - Computer literacy is an asset.
 - Excellent public speaking and presentation skills are preferred.
 - Applicant must have excellent writing, editing, and oral communication 
   skills in English. Working knowledge of Russian is preferred.
 - Detail oriented, able to meet deadlines and able to prioritize multiple 
   tasks.

Expression of interest

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

Nodirbek Ibragimov Head of Resource Mobilization & Communications Unit
E-mail: Nodirbek.Ibragimov(a)cer.uz 
Tel: (998 71) 670605; 670526; 670641 
Fax: (998 71) 670564

JOB- Senior Program Officer, Freedom House Torture Prevention Project, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Natalie Zajicova <zajicova(a)freedomhouse.org>
Posted: 23 Sep 2004


Senior Program Officer
Torture Prevention Project
Uzbekistan

Freedom House

Freedom House, founded in 1941, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that 
promotes an engaged U.S. foreign policy; evaluates human rights conditions; 
sponsors public education campaigns; facilitates training and other 
assistance to promote democracy and free market reforms; and provides 
support for the rule of law, free media and effective local governance, 
seeks a Senior Program Officer for its Torture Prevention project in 
Uzbekistan.

The Senior Program Officer will be based in Uzbekistan throughout the 
two-year project.  He/she will be an experienced human rights specialist, 
skilled in human rights monitoring, advocacy, and training in the areas of 
identifying and documenting torture, as well as leading advocacy campaigns.

The Senior Program Officer will serve as an on-ground legal advisor, 
promoting collaborative initiatives among NGOs and developing training and 
technical assistance in the following areas: monitoring the justice sector 
and law enforcement agencies, documenting incidents of torture in accordance 
with Istanbul Protocol, monitoring detention centers, strengthening ties and 
services to the local community and relations with local authorities and 
justice sector officials, teaching advocacy strategies, and supporting law 
reform campaigns.

The appropriate candidate should have a minimum of 3 years experience with 
international human rights and previous experience providing technical 
assistance to indigenous human rights organizations.  Overseas experience a 
must. At least 10 years of project management experience required. Law 
Degree preferred.  Law enforcement background preferred.  Russian speaker 
desired.

Resume and cover letter with salary history to:

Human Resources Department
1319 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20036
Fax: 202-296-5078
E-mail: humanresources(a)freedomhouse.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

EOE, M/F/D/V

JOB- International Broadcaster, Voice of America, Uzbek Service

Posted by: IBB Notices Administration <notices(a)IBB.GOV>
Posted: 17 Sep 2004


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Broadcasting Board of Governors
International Broadcasting Bureau
Washington, DC 20237

VACANCY NUMBER: M/P-04-101

OPENING DATE: 09/17/04

CLOSING DATE: 10/01/04

POSITION:

International Broadcaster (Television/Internet), (Uzbek), GS-1001-12 (2 
positions)

LOCATION:

International Broadcasting Bureau - Voice of America
Language Programming Directorate
Near East & Central Asia Division
Uzbek Service

Area of Consideration: All Qualified Applicants

For Consideration, Application Must Be Received in the IBB Office of 
Personnel by Close of Business on the Closing Date of This Announcement.

As a result of the U.S. Mail delays currently being experienced in the 
Washington, DC Metro Area, WE STRONGLY SUGGEST you fax, hand deliver, or use 
a private delivery/courier service when you submit an application to ensure 
it is received by the closing date of the announcement. Please be advised 
that applications submitted via the U.S.  Postal Service MAY NOT be received 
in a sufficiently timely manner to be considered.

Failure to submit required material (see how to apply) and KSA statements 
will result in your application not being considered.

Candidates who wish to be considered under both the merit promotion Process 
and the competitive process (DEU) need to submit two complete application 
packages.

NOTE: Budgetary conditions may delay or otherwise affect filling this 
vacancy. However, all interested candidates should apply now.

Displaced applicants will receive special consideration under the 
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).

Duties:

The incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster (Television/Internet) 
for the Uzbek Service of the Near East and Central Asia Division of the 
Voice of America, with responsibility for conceiving, planning, researching, 
writing, and producing pre-recorded or live TV programs and for providing 
Internet content for the web site.  Work requires fluency in reading, 
writing and speaking the Uzbek and English languages. It also requires 
knowledge, skills, and abilities in broadcast journalism such as writing, 
editing, interviewing, reporting, producing and broadcasting stories for 
television and preparing material for web sites. Incumbent writes features 
and news-related stories for television and Internet posting, prepares 
integrated, highly targeted, well-balanced scripts, television programs or 
program segments, and Internet web presentations that capture the attention 
of the audience.

Qualification Requirements:

Grade - Specialized Experience
GS-12 - 1 year equivalent to the next lower grade level

Specialized Experience:

Experience which is directly related to the position to be filled and which 
has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills and 
abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Screen Out Factor:

Fluent knowledge of the Uzbek language that enables the incumbent to write, 
report, interview, and announce broadcasts in this language.

1. Knowledge of International TV broadcasting, including production 
techniques and the special characteristics of broadcasts, as well as proper 
use of the technical tools of TV broadcasting to write and edit effective 
television programs or segments. (8 points)

2. Knowledge of broadcast journalistic writing and editing principles and 
practices; skill in applying these to the selection and production of 
material for TV programs and inclusion in Internet web presentations. (8 
points)

3. Knowledge of the target area, its history, economics, culture, and 
socio-political development as well as the full range of television and 
internet broadcasting skills to select and present material with the tone 
and style that is most appealing to this audience.  (6 points)

4. Knowledge and understanding of the basic objectives and program policies 
of the Voice of America in order to develop and produce broadcasts 
consistent with these objectives and policies. (4 points)

5. Skill in communicating with co-workers to develop an atmosphere of 
cooperation and of teamwork. (4 points)

Conditions of Employment

1. Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.
2. Status applicants MUST meet time-in-grade by closing date of the 
announcement.
3. Willingness to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays IS REQUIRED

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS are provided to applicants with disabilities. If 
you need reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and 
hiring process, please notify the Agency. The decision on granting 
reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.

"Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the 
armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of 
continuous service may apply."

HOW TO APPLY: Do not attach any additional forms that are not requested in 
this announcement.

1. Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), a resume, OR any 
other written formats. See outline of information that MUST be furnished ON 
ALL RESUMES.  INCOMPLETE RESUMES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  OF-612 forms can 
be obtained from any Federal Agency personnel office, or you can access 
assistance for completing a resume by logging on to WWW.USAJOBS.GOV\Resume.

NOTE: Obsolete SF-171 is still acceptable.

2. Written responses to KSA are listed above - addressing each KSA 
separately must be attached.

3. ICTAP CONSIDERATION: PLEASE ANNOTATE YOUR APPLICATION TO REFLECT THAT YOU 
ARE APPLYING AS AN ICTAP ELIGIBLE.

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under ICTAP must be 
well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special 
priority selection.

ICTAP applicants who meet all the selective and knowledge, skills, and 
abilities (special rating factors) and earn a score in the top one-third of 
the rating score range (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference 
points) will be tentatively identified well qualified.  A final decision 
that a given ICTAP applicant is well qualified will be made by the selecting 
official, and, if appropriate, by the Director of Personnel.

Eligible must submit a copy of their agency RIF Notice, a copy of their most 
recent Performance Rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting 
current position, grade level and duty station.

4. STATUS CANDIDATES OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLES: You MUST SUBMIT your most 
recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing tenure group and 
promotion potential if any.  To insure full consideration, status candidates 
should submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal.

5. Status candidates MUST clearly indicate on their application package 
whether they want to be considered under the provisions of the Merit 
Promotion Program or the Delegated Examining Unit.  If you DO NOT indicate a 
preference, your application will only be considered under the Merit 
Promotion Program. You may wish to be considered under both procedures in 
which case you MUST submit TWO complete application packages.

6. VETERANS:  Non-status applicants claiming veteran preference, or 
eligibility for Veterans Readjustment Appointment, MUST submit a copy of 
their DD-214, and if disabled, form SF-15 with a letter from the Department 
of Veterans Affairs showing appropriate proof of disability, dated within 
the last 12 months.

7. SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS: Non status applicants claiming eligibility for 
other special appointments, such as handicapped or former Peace Corps/Vista 
volunteers, must submit proof of eligibility, i.e., letter from the Peace 
Corps or State Rehabilitation agency.  Non-status  candidates eligible for 
special appointment who wish to be considered for both special appointment 
and competitive procedures must submit two (2) applications or resumes.

When only one application or resume is received it will be considered under 
competitive procedures (DEU Certification) only. Proof of eligibility for 
special appointment MUST be attached.

8. SF-181 "RACE AND NATIONAL ORIGIN IDENTIFICATION" and SF-256 
"SELF-IDENTIFICATION OF HANDICAP" FORMS: The submission of these two forms 
is voluntary.  The information provided will be used for statistical 
purposes to monitor applicant responses, and will not be maintained in the 
personnel office or forwarded to the selection official. Copies of SF-181 
and SF-256 can be downloaded from OPM's web site at www.OPM.gov/forms.

Submit Application/Resume with Required Documents to:

International Broadcasting Bureau
Office of Personnel
Room 1543 Cohen Building
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20237

Fax Numbers: (202) 401-0557 OR (202) 205-8427

FOR CONSIDERATION APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE IBB OFFICE OF 
PERSONNEL BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

For more information regarding this vacancy announcement contact:

Susan King
Tel: (202) 619-3117
Web page address: http:\\www.ibb.gov

BBG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Here's what your resume or application must contain (in addition to specific 
information requested in the job vacancy announcement)

JOB INFORMATION - Announcement number and title and grade(s) of the job for 
which you are applying.

WORK EXPERIENCE - Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid 
work experience related to the job for which you are applying.  Job Title 
(include series and grade if Federal job), Duties & Accomplishments, 
Employer's name & address, Supervisor's name & number, Starting & ending 
dates (month/year), Hours per week, Salary and indicate if we may contact 
your current supervisor.

PERSONAL INFORMATION - Full name, mailing address (with Zip Code) and day 
and evening phone numbers (with area code), Social Security Number, Country 
of Citizenship, Veterans' Preference, Reinstatement Eligibility and Highest 
Federal civilian grade held.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS - Job-related training courses. Job-related skills, for 
example, other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, 
typing speed.  Job-related certificates and licenses.  Job-related honors, 
awards, and accomplishments, for example, publications, memberships in 
professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and 
performance awards.  (Give dates but do not send documents unless requested)

EDUCATION - High School (Name, city, and State), Date of diploma or GED.  
Colleges and universities (Name, city, and State), Majors, Type & year of 
degrees received (if no degree, show total credits earned and indicate 
whether semester or quarter hours).  Send a copy of your college transcript 
only if the job vacancy announcement requests it.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Before hiring, the agency will ask you to sign 
and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.  If you 
make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be 
hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

JOB- Regional General Manager, Aga Khan Humanities Project, Dushanbe

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


Position: Regional General Manager
Institution Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Humanities Project for Central Asia
Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Expected Duration: 01 January 2005 31 December 2006 (start date negotiable)
Closing Date: Open until filled; review of applications begins 31 October 2004

The Aga Khan Humanities Project (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

AKHP promotes pluralism in ideas, cultures, and people by supporting the 
development and implementation of innovative humanities curricula based on 
the cultural traditions of Central Asia. AKHP initiates and supports 
curriculum and pedagogical development in universities, community outreach 
projects and institutional development through long-term partnerships.

Reporting directly to the AKHP Director in Boston, USA, the Regional General 
Manager is the senior regional administrator of AKHP and the regional 
representative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.  AKHP will be integrated 
into the University of Central Asia <see http://www.ucentralasia.org/>  in 
2006, and as a consequence requires an individual capable of providing 
critical administrative and managerial guidance and support in this 
transition. Primary programming activities include the introduction of AKHP 
courses into regional institutions, faculty development, and student 
development.

The Regional General Manager role requires the following:

 - Minimum four years demonstrated administrative experience with an 
   international educational organisation in the post-communist and/or Islamic 
   worlds
 - Minimum two years administrative experience in Central Asian and liberal 
   arts university environments
 - Commitment to interdisciplinary education
 - Strong diplomatic and public presentation skills
 - Excellent English-language communication skills
 - A post-graduate degree in the liberal arts (preferably a terminal degree)
 - Professional capacity in Russian language preferred

Candidates who have previously submitted documents for AKHP positions are 
invited to re-activate their applications.  There are no citizenship 
restrictions for this position.  To apply, please submit a cover letter 
explicitly addressing the qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, 
and the names and contact information of four references by electronic mail 
to Chad Thompson at thompson(a)akhp.org. Please put in the subject heading:  
Regional General Manager.  While AKHP appreciates all applications, only 
those short-listed will be contacted.

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of private, 
non-denominational development agencies whose mandates range from the fields 
of health and education to architecture, rural development and the promotion 
of private-sector enterprise. They collaborate in working towards a common 
goal building institutions and programmes that can respond to the challenges 
of social, economic and cultural change on an ongoing basis. Active in over 
20 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America, the Network s 
underlying impulse is the ethic of compassion for the vulnerable in society 
and its agencies and institutions work for the common good of all citizens, 
regardless of origin, gender or religion.

JOB- Teaching Positions, KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Ben Ostrov <bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 10 Sep 2004


[This announcement was previously posted under an incorrect subject heading]

The College of Social Sciences of the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, 
Economics, and Strategic Research is hiring for January 2005:

Areas: Comparative Politics with a strong grounding in History, Financial 
Administration & Management, Resource Management, Financial Economics, and 
Journalism and Mass Communication (especially Media Management)

Ranks: Assistant Professor to Professor

Ph.D. required for all fields except Journalism and Mass Communication. 
Appointments will be tenure track if qualifications warrant this.

Priority will be given to applications received by October 31, 2004.

Please write to Ben Ostrov, Dean of the College of Social Sciences at 
bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu. Information on KIMEP can be found at 
http://www.kimep.kz.

The starting date for these positions is January 2005.

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- Teaching Positions, Comparative Politics, KIMEP, Almaty

Posted by: Ben Ostrov <bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 9 Sep 2004


The College of Social Sciences of the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, 
Economics, and Strategic Research is hiring for January 2005:

Areas: Comparative Politics with a strong grounding in History, Financial 
Administration & Management, Resource Management, Financial Economics, and 
Journalism and Mass Communication (especially Media Management)

Ranks: Assistant Professor to Professor

Ph.D. required for all fields except Journalism and Mass Communication. 
Appointments will be tenure track if qualifications warrant this.

Priority will be given to applications received by October 31, 2004.

Please write to Ben Ostrov, Dean of the College of Social Sciences at 
bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu. Information on KIMEP can be found at 
http://www.kimep.kz.

The starting date for these positions is January 2005.

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- Teaching Positions, Comparative and International Law, KIMEP, Almaty

Posted by: Ben Ostrov <bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 7 Sep 2004


The College of Social Sciences of the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, 
Economics, and Strategic Research (KIMEP) is establishing a Department of 
Law for the next academic year. This Fall, it has already launched a Minor 
in Law with an LLB planned for the following year and later an LLM program.

The Department is looking to hire for positions in Comparative Law and 
International Law at ranks from Assistant Professor to Professor. Preference 
will be given to those with advanced degrees in Law.

The starting date is August 15, 2005. Applications received before January 
31 2005 will receive priority.

Please send cv and three reference letters to Ben Ostrov, Dean of the 
College of Social Sciences at bcostrov(a)alumni.uchicago.edu.

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

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- 4 Positions, Mongolia Leasing Development Project, IFC, Ulaanbaatar

Posted by: Natalya Trekhleb <ntrekhleb(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 7 Sep 2004


INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION, A MEMBER OF THE WORLD BANK GROUP, seeks 
Mongolia nationals to fill the following Ulaanbaatar based positions for its 
MONGOLIA LEASING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.

The Mongolia Leasing Development Project is a new IFC initiative with 
financial support from the Japanese Ministry of Finance.  The goal of the 
project is to build and strengthen the nascent leasing market in Mongolia, 
as financial leasing is an accessible and effective instrument to finance 
capital investment and therefore enterprise development.

DEPUTY PROJECT MANAGER will assist the Project Manager in the overall 
management of the project, including team coordination, reporting (finance / 
activity), liaising with leasing companies, government, potential investors 
and other partners, fulfill active role in development of project strategy 
and develop training materials.

Requirements*:  university degree in Management/Finance/Law or similar 
background; at least 5 years of management experience, good knowledge of 
leasing related issues and/or foreign investment promotion. Work experience 
in consulting or technical assistance work is an asset. Ability to speak in 
public and to write clearly and concisely for expert and non-expert audiences.

LEGAL ADVISOR will provide consultations to leasing companies, regulatory 
authorities, potential lessees and banks on legal questions relating to 
leasing. Duties also include develop, write and edit seminar materials on 
legal issues, conducting workshops on leasing and prepare articles for 
publications published by IFC and other pertinent organizations.

Requirements*: Law degree, 3-5 years of experience in areas of corporate 
law, experience with leasing transactions, experience in developing legal 
commentary and recommendations for changes to legislation and ability to 
draft model documentation related to leasing.

FINANCIAL ANALYST will provide consultations to leasing companies, 
regulatory agencies, banks, consulting/accounting firms, potential lessees 
and suppliers on finance and accounting issues regarding leasing 
transactions and leasing companies operations. Duties also include lecturing 
at training seminars and the development of commentary on accounting 
standards, mentoring to financial management of lessors and lessees. Develop 
commentary on tax and customs legislation, as well as accounting standards, 
impacting leasing development.

Requirements*: Degree in Finance/ Economics/Accounting/MBA or similar.  3-5 
years of experience in finance function. Prior experience with leasing and 
strong knowledge of IAS accounting standards together with the ability to 
write clearly and concisely for expert and non-expert audiences are a 
prerequisite.

TRAINING AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST will be responsible for planning and 
implementing public relations campaigns for the project by organizing press 
events, participation in conferences and seminars and actively looking for 
possible publicity coverage for the project. Duties also include: 
preparation of all project-related PR and presentation materials, designing 
and delivering training courses, and writing periodic press briefs and 
articles on industry news

Requirements*: University degree in Communication/Journalism/Marketing or 
related field and at least 3 years of experience in public relations or 
similar position. Experience with the design and delivery of training 
courses. Strong writing and extensive experience working with desktop 
publishing software.

*All positions require fluency in English and Mongolian (both written and 
oral) and excellent computer skills.

IFC offers a stimulating work environment and internationally competitive 
terms. For information, visit www.ifc.org/pep

Send resume and cover letter by fax: +(7-095) 4117565, or +(976) 11 459651 
or e-mail: ifcpep-recruit(a)ifc.org.

Please indicate the project and position title in the subject line.

Closing date:  September 13, 2004

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