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5. Job Opportunities
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TRANSLATION SERVICE- Free Translation Service for NGOs

Posted by: Brendan Luecke <information(a)translationsforprogress.org>
Posted: 5 Oct 2005


TRANSLATION SERVICE- Free Translation Service for NGOs

Translations for Progress is new public service offering free volunteer 
translations to the global NGO community. The web site was created to assist 
NGOs in need of translation work, but without the budget to pay for it, and 
students or professionals of foreign languages who are interested in 
building experience as translators, developing familiarity with 
organizations in their region of interest, and contributing to a good cause. 
Volunteer translators are linked with organizations by means of a searchable 
online database.

By linking the needs of these two groups, Translations for Progress aims to 
support the development of better communication within the international 
grass-roots community, improving the ability of organizations to meet their 
goals, and to help today's students become more actively involved in social 
issues early on.

The need for translations, even of less than professional quality, cannot be 
understated for many NGOs in developing and even developed nations. Often 
chronically short of funds, such organizations need translations to work 
with the press internationally, seek funding from overseas foundations, 
identify partners in foreign countries, and inform the world community about 
their work. Frequently something as simple as an English website can greatly 
increase scope of an organization's influence, its ability to disseminate 
information, and allow it to more effectively address the problems it seeks 
to solve.

Initially, Translations for Progress is targeting language students in the 
United States, but eventually, the website has the capability to include 
students of many languages in many nations.  While students are certainly 
not professional translators, more often than not anyone with solid reading 
knowledge, a dictionary, and patience can put together a translation of 
passable quality, which could make a big difference for an NGO struggling to 
be heard.  Moreover, a slightly flawed translation is certainly preferable 
to none at all for many organizations with no alternatives.

If you feel that your organization could benefit from Translations for 
Progress, or you are a student or professional interested in volunteering as 
a translator, please visit our website at www.translationsforprogress.org.  
This is a public service and is free of charge, but users are required to 
register in order to list a profile on the site contact translators and 
organizations through the database.  Please feel free and use this service 
frequently and extensively.  As the number of organizations increase more 
translators will be attracted by the increased opportunities, and 
vice-versa.  If you know others who would be interested in this site, please 
forward them this e-mail.

Thank you very much for your time and attention, and we wish you all the best!

Best regards,

Brendan Luecke
Translations for Progress

JOB- Chief of Party, Agribusiness Development Projects, Caucasus Region, Deadline Sept. 27

Posted by: Linda Aines <laines(a)Shoreham.net>
Posted: 26 Sep 2005


JOB- Chief of Party, Agribusiness Development Projects, Caucasus Region

Needed: Chief of Party, Agribusiness Development Projects, Caucasus Region

Note: The application deadline for this position is September 27, 2005.

A Washington, DC-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to stimulating 
economic growth around the world by nurturing entrepreneurship, private 
enterprise, and market linkages seeks a qualified Chief of Party for an for 
anticipated agribusiness development projects in the Caucasus region. This 
non government organization has specialized in engaging private sector 
investment in training, new technology, and marketing as a means to increase 
overall competitiveness, expand exports, and ultimately generate higher 
incomes all along the value-chain for farmers, processors, and distributors. 
These are long-term positions that will be based in the country of 
assignment. We seek candidates that bring a mix of significant senior-level 
technical expertise in project design and implementation.  Project 
activities would include agricultural production, marketing, processing, 
value-chain development, grants programs, and development of small- and 
medium-size enterprises.

Qualifications are:

 - Minimum 10 years experience in managing foreign technical assistance 
   projects, with prior Chief of Party or project management experience
preferred;
 - Technical expertise in the area of agricultural development, small and 
   medium enterprise development, and grant administration;
 - Advanced degree in agriculture, agricultural economics, agribusiness, 
   business administration, or a related field preferred;
 - Previous experience in the former Soviet Union, with Russian and/or other 
   local language skills highly desirable;
 - Familiarity with project performance monitoring and evaluation systems; and
 - Excellent oral and written communication skills.

To apply:

If you meet the qualifications above and are interested, please apply by 
sending your resume to laines(a)shoreham.net (Finalists will be contacted 
directly by the employer if short-listed.)

Closing Date: Sept 27, 2005

Linda Aines
International Link Recruitment Service
Sudbury, VT
USA
Phone: +1 (802) 273-2330
E-mail: laines(a)shoreham.net, Linda.Aines(a)uvm.edu
Web: http://www.uvm.edu/~laines/export/recruit.htm

JOB- Job Opportunities, University of Central Asia, Deadline Sept. 30

Posted by: Mahabat Baimyrzaeva <baimyrza(a)usc.edu>
Posted: 26 Sep 2005


JOB- Job Opportunities, University of Central Asia, Deadline Sept. 30

University of Central Asia
Job Announcement

The University of Central Asia (UCA) is the world's first internationally 
chartered institution of higher education.  It was established by the 
governments of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan, and His 
Highness the Aga Khan, to foster economic and social development throughout 
the vast and impoverished mountain zones of Central Asia.  As a private and 
secular institution of higher learning, UCA will operate three residential 
campuses in Tekeli (Kazakhstan), Naryn (Kyrgyz Republic), and Khorog 
(Tajikistan).  The university will include an Undergraduate Program offering 
a BA in liberal arts and sciences; a Graduate School of Development offering 
an MA degree in social development; and a School of Professional and 
Continuing Education offering non-degree courses to adult learners and 
professionals in areas relevant to economic and social development.  The 
degree program will be taught in English, but non-degree courses are offered 
in all local languages.

UCA is seeking highly motivated and qualified applicants for the following 
positions:

1) Research Assistant

The School of Development is seeking a research assistant.  The primary 
duties are to identify relevant information and analysis on Central Asia 
from a wide variety of sources and develop an electronic database.  The 
research assistant would also write reports and prepare background papers as 
required.

Job Requirements:

A post-graduate degree from a recognized university in the social sciences 
or management studies; fluency in English and knowledge of Russian; Good 
analytical and writing skills; Familiarity with database use and search 
techniques; 3-5 years of relevant work experience.

2) Translator/Administrative Assistant

Provide translation services and administrative support.  Duties include 
translation/interpretation, setting up meetings, and other duties as assigned.

Job Duties:

Translation of office documents from English into Russian and vice versa; 
Interpretation at meetings or at conferences; Provide administrative support 
to a department and/or manager.

Job Requirements:

Higher education/University Degree is required; Good knowledge of the 
English language (verbal & written), and excellent translation skills; 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and telephone protocol; Excellent 
organizational skills; 3-5 years experience in translating English/Russian

3) Legal Counsel

To provide legal support to the University.  Identify and research issues, 
review and/or draft legal documents and liaise with external bodies and 
legal counsel as needed.

Job Duties:

Juridical support of University activities; Development, preparation, and 
examination of agreements and contracts; Development of documents, 
registration of juridical persons and representations; Analyze case 
documents, identify legal issues, and draft legal briefs; Participate in 
negotiations and pre-trial adjustment of disputes.

Job Requirements:

University Degree in Law or Jurisprudence; Familiarity with laws of one or 
more of the following countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, or Tajikistan; 
5-7 years of relevant work experience; Strong verbal and written 
communication skills are essential, as is fluency in English.

4) Financial Controller

Under the general direction of the Director of Finance and Administration, 
the Controller is responsible for the effective operation of the 
University's accounting system, for the preparation of financial statements, 
and providing supervision to accounting staff.  S/he will exhibit the 
highest professional standards, integrity, and ethical principles.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervision of the daily operations of the accounting department, including 
accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, grant, and contract 
accounting, cashiering, and bank reconciliations, maintenance of general 
ledger, cash management, financial and management reporting; Implementation 
of financial policies and procedures; Oversee the development, 
implementation, modification, and maintenance of computerized financial 
applications; Monthly closing of the general ledger and coordination of 
year-end financial closing and annual audits and preparation and review of 
audit schedules; Preparation of financial analyses and reports required by 
management entities including external auditors, financial institutions, and 
government agencies.

Job requirements:

Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting required; Professional Accounting 
Designation is desirable; Minimum 3 years of hands-on accounting experience; 
Excellent planning, communication, and coordination skills; Good knowledge 
of English; Good computer skills (MS Office suite).

NOTE: Deadline For Submissions: Friday, 30th of September, 2005.

Please send Covering letter, Resume, and References by e-mail to 
hr(a)ucaedu.org, or by fax to +996(312) 696-029.

Kris Rees

Communications Assistant
University of Central Asia
80 Tynystanova Street
720053 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic

JOB- ASA Institut Job Opportunities, Taranovsky Region, Kazakhstan, Deadline Extended

Posted by: Ilkana Hasanova <ilkana_hassan(a)yahoo.de>
Posted: 23 Sep 2005


JOB- ASA Institut Job Opportunities, Kazakhstan, Deadline Extended

The deadline has been extended to Sept. 26, 2005 for the following ASA 
Institut positions in Kazakhstan's Tranovsky Region:

IT Expert - 2 possible candidates

III

 - Excellent communication skills
 - Fluent in spoken English
 - Fluent in spoken and written Russian
 - Minimum of 5 years experience in IT field

Specific professional experience:

 - Experience in setting up infrastructure in formation networks in rural 
   areas
 - Training and demonstration skills are required
 - Experience in working in international Aid projects would be an advantage.

EU + TACIS + PHARE Nationality

100 days

Training expert

III

 - Excellent communication skills
 - Fluent in spoken English
 - Fluent in spoken and written Russian
 - Minimum of 5 years experience in Education/training field

Specific professional experience:

 - Experience in organising seminars, training sessions and workshops
 - Training and demonstration skills are required
 - Experience in working in international Aid projects would be an advantage

EU + TACIS + PHARE Nationality

110 days

Deardline for applications is 26 September 2005. We would like to ask 
interested candidates to send their CVs in EU format (see attached) to 
mondok(a)asa-institut.de.  Thank you very much for interest in advance.

Kind regards,
Ilkana Hasanova

JOB- ASA Institut Job Opportunities in Kazakhstan, Sept. 21 Deadline

Posted by: Ekaterina Mondok <mondok(a)asa-institut.de>
Posted: 20 Sep 2005


JOB- ASA Institut Job Opportunities in Kazakhstan, Sept. 21 Deadline

ASA Institut is searching urgently for consultants for following positions:

Team Leader

II

 - The Team Leader should have a degree in agricultural economics and should 
   have experience in the modern farming practices, advisory services and
rural 
   infrastructure development as well as farm planning and investment 
   strategies in particular in countries in economic transition.
 - He / She needs to have good communication skills, training and 
   demonstration abilities. 
 - The professional experience of the Team Leader should be not less than 10 
   years and includes analysis of agricultural production systems, of 
   comparative advantage as well as of participatory approach in planning and 
   implementing.
 - The expert should be fluent in spoken and written English.
 - Knowledge of the Russian language would be an advantage.

EU + TACIS + PHARE Nationality

110 days

Information systems Expert

II

 - An Expert in Information systems and Information Technology, with a 
   degree in the related field.
 - He should have experience in the creation of an information centre.
 - He / She needs to have good communication skills, training and 
   demonstration abilities.
 - The professional experience of the Expert should be not less than 10 years.
 - The expert should be fluent in spoken and written English.
 - Knowledge of the Russian language would be an advantage

EU + TACIS + PHARE Nationality

40 days

IT Expert

III

 - Excellent communication skills
 - Fluent in spoken English
 - Fluent in spoken and written Russian
 - Minimum of 5 years experience in IT field

Specific professional experience:

 - Experience in setting up infrastructure information networks in rural areas
 - Training and demonstration skills are required
 - Experience in working in international Aid projects would be an advantage.

EU + TACIS + PHARE Nationality

100 days

IT Expert

III

 - Excellent communication skills
 - Fluent in spoken English
 - Fluent in spoken and written Russian
 - Minimum of 5 years experience in IT field

Specific professional experience:

 - Experience in setting up infrastructure information networks in rural areas
 - Training and demonstration skills are required
 - Experience in working in international Aid projects would be an advantage.

EU + TACIS + PHARE Nationality

100 days

Training expert

III

 - Excellent communication skills
 - Fluent in spoken English
 - Fluent in spoken and written Russian
 - Minimum of 5 years experience in Education/training field

Specific professional experience:

 - Experience in organising seminars, training sessions and workshops
 - Training and demonstration skills are required
 - Experience in working in international Aid projects would be an advantage

EU + TACIS + PHARE Nationality

110 days

We would kindly ask all interested candidatures to send their CVs in EU 
format to mondok(a)asa-institut.de. The deadline for submitting is 21.09.05.

Kind regards,
Ilkana Hasanova

JOB- International Expert on Micro Hydro Power Units, UNDP Kyrgyz Republic Project

Posted by: Janyl Rakhmanova <janyl.rakhmanova(a)undp.org>
Posted: 10 Sep 2005


JOB- Int'l Expert on Micro Hydro Power Units, UNDP Kyrgyz Republic Project

Terms of Reference

Post: Leading International Expert
Project Title: Promotion of Micro Hydro Power Units for Sustainable 
Development of Mountain Communities in Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 2 weeks in 2005, 4 weeks in 2006 and 2 weeks in 2007
Contractual modality: SSA

Background:

The barriers to widespread application of Micro Hydro Power (MHP) units are 
described in the Project Document.  A team of national and international 
experts will be invited in order to provide technical assistance and 
advisory services to implement pilot projects, create public awareness, 
improve institutional and regulatory framework, assess feasibility of local 
production of MHP units, and identify suitable delivery and service models 
for MHP units. The TORs of all experts are interlinked and will be 
coordinated in 2005-2007.

Tasks:

The Leading International Expert will work together with the other project 
experts in close consultation with and under the guidance and supervision of 
the National Project Director. Specifically his/her tasks include but are 
not limited to:

 - Prepare and conduct a public awareness and information campaign on the 
   use of MHP units in cooperation with the Leading National Expert;
 - Organize and conduct trainings on application of MHP units for potential 
   end-users in cooperation with the Leading National Expert;
 - Support the Leading National Expert in procurement and installation of 
   pilot MHP units at selected pilot sites as required;
 - Support the Leading National Expert in organizing monitoring of and data 
   collection on the operation of the pilot sites as required;
 - Support the Leading National Expert in preparing a brochure on the use of 
   MHP units as required;
 - In cooperation with the Leading National Expert assess institutional 
   framework and regulatory requirements for local production and application 
   of MHP units and propose amendments or changes as and if needed considering 
   the peculiarities of MHP units and their application in rural communities;
 - Draft a National Program for further dissemination of micro and mini 
   hydro power plants in cooperation with the National Project Director (NPD) 
   and the Leading National Expert;
 - Develop a PDF A application for a GEF Medium-sized Project on the 
   development of renewable energy, incl. micro and mini hydro power in 
   cooperation with the National Project Director and the Leading National
Expert;
 - Assist the Capacity Building Expert in preparing, conducting and 
   evaluating a tender on local production of MHP units;
 - Support the Leading National Expert in preparing and conducting market 
   assessment survey for MHP units, including estimation of export potential;
 - In cooperation with the NPD and the local manufacturer(s) develop 
   business plan for local serial production of low-cost MHP units;
 - Assist the Capacity Building Expert in providing technical assistance and 
   conduct on-the-job capacity building training for local workshop(s) on 
   manufacture and quality assurance of MHP units;
 - Identify and promote suitable delivery and end-user service models for 
   MHP units in mountain communities of Kyrgyzstan in cooperation with the 
   National Expert; and
 - Assist the NPD in preparing annual project reports and consolidation of 
   work plans and project papers.

Expected Outputs:

The primary expected project outputs are described in the Results and 
Resources Framework in the Project Document:

 - Increased awareness in mountain communities on benefits and application 
   of MHP units
 - Improved institutional and regulatory framework for local production and 
   application of MHP units
 - Serial production of low-cost MHP units in Kyrgyzstan or import of such 
   units is initiated
 - Suitable delivery and end-user service models for MHP units are 
   identified and promoted in mountain communities of Kyrgyzstan

Further key outputs of the work of the Leading International Expert include:

 - Documentation on awareness and information campaign
 - Number of trainings conducted on application of MHP units
 - Number of end-users of MHP units that participated in the trainings
 - Number of pilot sites implemented in cooperation with local authorities, 
   village level organizations and end-users at pilot sites develop
 - Brochure on the use of MHP units based on data collected and experience 
   made at pilot sites
 - Proposals for amendments or changes to existing regulations as and if 
   needed considering the peculiarities of MHP units and their application in 
   rural communities
 - Draft National Program for further dissemination of micro and mini hydro 
   power plants developed in cooperation with Leading Experts
 - PDF A application for GEF MSP on the development of renewable energy, 
   incl. micro and mini hydro power, developed in cooperation with Leading
Experts
 - Business plan for local serial production of low-cost MHP units
 - Suitable delivery and end-user service models for MHP units in mountain 
   communities of Kyrgyzstan

Qualification/Experience:

 - Postgraduate or other advanced university degree in engineering and 
   international cooperation
 - Strong knowledge of small-scale hydropower, other renewable energy 
   technologies, economic and financial analyses, energy sector legislation, 
   environmental protection, and rural development
 - At least 10 years of demonstrated working experience in areas relevant 
   for renewable energy development, energy sector legislation, environmental 
   protection, and rural development
 - Experience with economic and financial analyses and business plans
 - Demonstrated experience in trainings and capacity development initiatives
 - Good interpersonal, facilitation and training skills
 - Fluency in English

Please send your application and reference letters by 23 September, 17.00 to 
jobs(a)undp.kg.

For further information please refer to: www.caresd.net ' "Vacancies".

JOB- Research Project Manager/Analyst for Central Asia, InterMedia Survey Institute

Posted by: Susan Gigli <giglis(a)intermedia.org>
Posted: 2 Sep 2005


JOB- Research Project Manager/Analyst for Central Asia, InterMedia Survey Inst.

Job Announcement: Research Project Manager/Analyst: Central Asia

InterMedia Survey Institute, a global research, evaluation and consulting 
firm specializing in the field of audience and media research, is seeking a 
project manager/analyst to work on media-related research projects in 
Central Asia. Working under the direction of senior members of the team, 
duties involve undertaking quantitative and qualitative research projects 
from receipt of brief through survey design, project management and field 
oversight, to data analysis and reporting; and the application of this 
research to the development and evaluation of media projects and broadcasts 
in the region. You will also liaise both with InterMedia's clients and with 
market and social research firms based in these regions.

Key skills:

1. A Bachelor's degree, and ideally a Master's degree in a social science 
   field involving research methods;

2. Practical experience designing, managing, analyzing and reporting 
   research projects using quantitative and qualitative research methods;

3. Some experience in managing market or social research projects, or the 
   aptitude and willingness to rapidly acquire it;

4. Some specialization or strong interest in Central Asia;

5. Strong analytical thinking and writing abilities;

6. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral form 
   in English;

7. Experience with survey analysis software (e.g. SPSS) and MS Office 
   software applications (e.g Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and willingness to 
   learn other packages as required;

8. Proven organizational and project and time management skills;

9. Ability to work well on a team and with a wide range of clients and 
   subcontractors;

Desired skills, competencies and experience:

10. Some knowledge of language(s) spoken in the region, particularly Russian;

11. Interest in mass media in developing and transitional societies;

12. Willingness to travel abroad, generally for a week or longer.

The position is based in Washington, D.C. and requires approximately 25-30% 
travel. InterMedia offers a generous benefits package and salary 
commensurate with experience. Please e-mail resume and cover letter with 
salary requirements to info(a)intermedia.org.

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

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 2 Sep 2005


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

Title: Program Associate
Division: Partnerships and Training Division (PTD)
Location: Washington, DC
Reports To: Senior Program Officer

About IREX:

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

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks a Program Associate to assist in the management of civil society 
development programs. The Program Associate will provide strategic support 
in the day-to-day administration of program activities including financial 
management, implement new programming initiatives for existing and new 
programs, and communicate with field staff and local partner organizations 
on a diverse range of issues.

Job Description:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 - Working with headquarters and field staff to coordinate program 
   activities and to collect information about activities implemented 
   on-the-ground;
 - Assist in drafting program reports for funding agencies;
 - Tracking program expenditures and review program budgets, including 
   identifying and paying vendors;
 - Assist in organizing workshops and seminars;
 - Update publicity materials and web pages for civil society programs;
 - Support senior staff and development officers in researching and 
   developing proposals, and other tasks as deemed necessary;
 - Other administrative and programmatic duties, as needed.

Qualifications:

The Program Associate must be very well organized, able to work 
independently, skilled at handling multiple tasks, and able to adhere to 
deadlines.

Other qualifications:

 - A Bachelor's degree;
 - A minimum of one-year experience in the administration of an 
   international assistance program;
 - Understanding of civil society development issues, particularly in Russia 
   and/or Eurasia;
 - Knowledge of Russian preferred;
 - Past experience with USG funders preferable;
 - Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
 - Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
 - Ability to handle multiple tasks under pressure and tight deadlines.

Send cover letter and resume to: IREX/PTD/NC FAX: (202) 628-8189. Or send an 
e-mail message to IREX/HR, PTD/NC hr(a)irex.org, EOE

JOB- Program Associates, IREX Education Programs Division, Washington DC

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 16 Aug 2005


JOB- Program Associates, IREX Education Programs Division, Washington DC

Title: Program Associates
Position Location: Washington, DC
Eligibility: Open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents

About IREX:

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

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks program associates for its Education Programs Division for 
programs in Eurasia.

General Qualifications:

Experience with and interest in basic and higher education development, 
international exchanges, and continuing education programs; Knowledge of and 
experience with project design, grant management, proposal development, and 
budgeting; Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; Interest and 
knowledge of Eurasia; Strong computer skills, including Excel; and Knowledge 
of Russian or other local language (preferred).

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to:

Attn: EPD/RB/08-05
Via E-mail: resumes(a)irex.org
Via FAX: (202) 628-8189

Equal Opportunity Employer

No phone calls please.

JOB- Islamic Manuscript Catalogers, Two Positions, Princeton University Library

Posted by: Joyce Bell <joyceb(a)princeton.edu>
Posted: 15 Aug 2005


JOB- Islamic Manuscript Catalogers, Two Positions, Princeton University Library

Islamic Manuscript Catalogers (2 term positions)
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

The Princeton University Library, one of the world's most respected research 
institutions, serves a diverse community of 6,600 students and 1,100 faculty 
members with more than 6 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, and 
2 million nonprint items. The holdings in its central facility and 13 
specialized libraries range from ancient papyri and incunabula to the most 
advanced electronic databases and digital collections. The Library employs a 
dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support 
personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce.  More 
information can be found at the Library's Web site: 
http://libweb.princeton.edu/.

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections holds a rich collection 

of Islamic manuscripts (Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish), the premier 
such collection in the Western Hemisphere and among the finest in the world. 
Manuscripts date from the early centuries of Islam to the fall of the 
Ottoman Empire.

Available: January 1, 2006. Both positions are funded for two-year terms 
with possibility of extension for an additional two years.

Description:

As part of the Princeton University Library's Islamic Manuscripts Cataloging 
and Digitization Project (a grant-funded initiative) the Library seeks two 
Near Eastern Studies specialists.  The primary responsibility of the Islamic 
Manuscript Catalogers will be to create modern online records for thousands 
of manuscripts that are now described only in printed catalogs or 
checklists. These are challenging positions for Near Eastern studies 
specialists or librarians seeking to apply advanced skills in a unique 
research environment.  The Islamic Manuscript Catalogers will work closely 
with a project oversight committee of curatorial and technical services staff.

Qualifications:

Required: Excellent reading knowledge of Arabic and a strong academic 
background in classical Near Eastern Studies are required. Candidates must 
be able to apply ALA-LC romanization tables. Demonstrated ability to meet 
production deadlines and to work collaboratively.

Preferred:

ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent combination of education and 
professional experience in a research library setting.  Experience creating 
MARC records applying relevant national cataloging standards. MA or PhD in 
Near Eastern Studies, or equivalent education and experience. Familiarity 
with classical Islamic texts and paleography are highly desirable.  
Candidates with working knowledge of Persian and/or Ottoman Turkish will be 
preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary based on experience and qualifications.
Two (2) vacation days per month, designated paid holidays.  Medical and 
other benefits available.

Nominations and Applications:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the 
position is filled. Nominations and applications (resume and the names, 
titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) should be sent as 
an MS Word attachment via email to: libhrpro(a)princeton.edu or by fax to 
609-258-0454.

Submissions via regular mail are also welcomed and can be sent to:

Search Committee for Islamic Manuscript Catalogers
c/o Lila Daum Fredenburg, Human Resources Librarian
Princeton University Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544-2098
USA

Princeton University Is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

For information about applying to Princeton, please link to: 
http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm

Jasmin Kotwal
Human Resources Specialist
Firestone Library
Princeton University

JOB- Ass't Prof., Dept. of Gender Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, IL

Posted by: Suzanna D. Walters <walterss(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 10 Aug 2005


JOB- Ass't Prof., Dept. of Gender Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, IL

The Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University - Bloomington 
announces a search for one TENURE-TRACK Assistant Professor to begin August 
2006.

For this position, we seek scholars working in transnational gender studies. 
 We are particularly interested in candidates whose transnational research 
focuses on the construction of sexualities and genders in their global 
iterations.

The Department invites applications from interdisciplinary feminist scholars 
who are actively addressing core questions of gender and sexuality through 
ambitious research agendas and energetic teaching/mentoring on the 
undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants will be expected to assist in the development of the doctorate, 
teach core Gender Studies courses, and work collectively to develop the 
Department. Candidates must have prior teaching experience, preferably in 
Women's or Gender Studies and must have their PhD by August 2006.

The Department is in an extraordinary period of growth and we are now poised 
to inaugurate the first doctorate in Gender Studies in the nation.  We 
anticipate admitting the first cohort of doctoral candidates in the fall of 
2006.  The Department currently offers a Bachelor of Arts, an undergraduate 
minor, and a PhD minor in Gender Studies.  At present, our faculty includes 
seven full-time (100%) positions, and eight jointly-appointed lines.  Over 
twenty-five additional faculty at Indiana University are affiliated with the 
Department and we work closely with other units on campus, most notably the 
Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.  Our faculty 
has remarkable breadth and we envision a unique doctoral program focusing on 
sexuality and the body as seen through multiple lenses, including 
culture/media, social structural/political economic, medical/scientific, and 
transnational/comparative perspectives.  We seek to complement our 
departmental strengths in the study of sexualities; bodies and their 
technologization and medicalization; representation and cultural production; 
and feminist epistemologies.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and 
is committed to employing faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our 
academic community.

Please submit a letter of interest, detailing research agendas as well as 
teaching experience and philosophy, along with a CV and names, addresses, 
e-mails, and phone numbers of three references (please do not have 
references sent unless requested) by October 15, 2005 to the following address:

Prof. Suzanna Walters
Chairperson, Search Committee
Indiana University, Department of Gender Studies
Memorial Hall East, Room 130
1021 East Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
USA

JOB- Program Officers and/or Research Associates, SSRC, New York City

Posted by: Nicole Stahlmann <stahlmann(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 5 Aug 2005


JOB- Program Officers and/or Research Associates, SSRC, New York City

SSRC Job Openings

Program Officers and/or Research Associates

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) seeks early- to mid-career social 
scientists with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

a) religion (especially Christianity and Islam as world religions),
b) media and the public sphere, and
c) knowledge institutions (including universities and other bases for 
   science and technology).

The new appointees will work with existing staff in developing new projects 
and advancing existing initiatives. Applicants should consult the Council's 
website at www.ssrc.org to learn more about current emphases.

The SSRC is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization devoted to improving 
the quality of social science research and bringing necessary knowledge to 
public issues. Founded in 1923, and supported by both private foundations 
and a range of governments, SSRC has projects on every continent and brings 
together researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers throughout the world. 
Council activities encourage innovation, build research capacity, and help 
social scientists engage broader constituencies.

In partnership with other staff members, the new appointees will develop, 
oversee and participate in research initiatives; plan new activities and 
projects; consult with interdisciplinary and international scholarly 
networks; raise funds; and communicate with a variety of constituencies 
throughout the world, using print publications and electronic media as well 
as face-to-face contacts.

The best qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in one of the social 
sciences or a closely related field, and demonstrated achievements as a 
researcher. In addition to intellectual distinction, candidates for this 
position should demonstrate a capacity to develop intellectual projects that 
transcend the boundaries of disciplines and bring together researchers from 
diverse institutions around the world. All candidates must have the ability 
to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and be capable of 
effectively presenting social science research to non-academic 
constituencies including funders, policy-makers, practitioners and fellow 
researchers. Practical experience in conceptualizing, organizing, and/or 
securing funding for new projects is desirable. Candidates must be able to 
manage program budgets and provide leadership to other staff.  Annual salary 
will be commensurate with experience. A strong comprehensive benefits 
package is provided. Professional staff are encouraged to continue their 
development as professional social scientists while at the Council.

Interested applicants should send a detailed letter describing their 
background and interest in SSRC, their curriculum vitae, a relevant writing 
sample and the names of three professional colleagues who can serve as 
references. Applications may be submitted either by mail or electronically 
by e-mail. The Council has no citizenship requirements for employees and 
seeks qualified candidates from all national backgrounds.

Applications may be submitted either by mail or electronically by e-mail.

Mailing Address:

Program Officer/Research Associate Search, Human Resources
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
USA

E-mail: applications(a)ssrc.org
Note: Please indicate "Program Officer/Research Associate" in the subject line.

Web: http://www.ssrc.org/inside/employment/

The Social Science Research Council Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB- Deputy Chief of Party, IREX Strengthening Azerbaijan Civil Society Program, Baku

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 3 Aug 2005


JOB- Deputy Chief of Party, IREX Strengthening Azerbaijan Civil Society Program

Title: Deputy Chief of Party

Reports To: Chief of Party, IREX/Azerbaijan

Position Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Position contingent upon funding and candidate approval by USAID.  Position 
open to expatriate candidates.

About IREX:

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is an international 
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. Through 
training, partnerships, education, research, and grant programs, IREX 
develops the capacity of individuals and institutions to contribute to their 
societies. For more information, please visit <www.irex.org>.

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks applicants for the position of Deputy Director. His/her services 
will be solicited on a full-time basis to help 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 Deputy Director will support the Chief of Party in directing 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:

 - Support the Chief of Party in managing the Strengthening Azerbaijan Civil 
   Society Program including: planning and implementing program strategy; 
   hiring and overall supervision of local staff; generating programmatic and 
   financial reports for USAID; and managing office operations.
 - Work with the Chief of Party to 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.
 - Collaborate with IREX's implementing partners to coordinate efforts and 
   share program results.

Qualifications:

 - 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, community-based organizations, and international donors.
 - Extensive grants management experience, especially with small- and 
   medium-sized NGOs.
 - A minimum of three 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.
 - Strong knowledge of the political, economic, and social issues in 
   Azerbaijan, regional experience, and proficiency in a local language
preferred.
 - A willingness to travel extensively within Azerbaijan.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

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

No phone calls please.

Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB- Field Office Managers, IREX Civil Society Program Offices, Azerbaijan

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 2 Aug 2005


JOB- Field Office Managers, IREX Civil Society Program Offices, Azerbaijan

Title: Field Office Managers

Position Location: Azerbaijan

Eligibility: Open to US Citizens and Third Country Nationals

Positions contingent upon funding.

About IREX:

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

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks 3-4 field office managers for several civil society program 
regional offices located throughout Azerbaijan.  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.

Field office managers will be responsible for office setup; systems 
implementation and monitoring; anti-corruption and transparency efforts; 
oversight of local grant application review, training and advocacy 
initiatives, and management of office staff. These positions are anticipated 
to begin in September/October 2005.

General Qualifications:

 - Minimum 3 years experience in international development designing and 
   implementing civil society, training, or development programs
 - Ability and willingness to travel extensively (up to 50% time)
 - Excellent interpersonal, systems, and communication skills
 - Experience living and working in Eurasia, preferred
 - Supervisory skills, preferred
 - Proficiency in Russian and/or Azeri
 - USAID project experience preferred

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume ASAP with subject PTD/FOM-AZ/JK via e-mail to 
resumes(a)irex.org or with reference PTD/FOM-AZ/JK via fax to (202)628-8189.

Equal Opportunity Employer

No Phone Calls Please

JOB- Chief of Party, IREX Strengthening Azerbaijan Civil Society Program, Baku

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 2 Aug 2005


JOB- Chief of Party, IREX Strengthening Azerbaijan Civil Society Program, Baku

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB- Project Manager, Int'l. Finance Corporation, Tajikistan, Deadline Aug. 21

Posted by: Natalya Kuznetsova <NKuznetsova(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 1 Aug 2005


JOB- Project Manager, Int'l. Finance Corporation, Tajikistan, Deadline Aug. 21

Project Manager

The Organization:

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, promotes sustainable private sector 
investments in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve 
people's lives.  IFC is currently working in the majority of the countries 
in Central Asia and Eastern Europe which have been funded by major donors 
for private sector technical assistance (TA).  IFC will be working with the 
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) on this project and in 
close coordination with the World Bank.

Job Description:

The Project Manager, based in Jovan, Tajikistan will facilitate and provide 
the overall management of a technical assistance effort alongside a separate 
investment project. The goal of the project is to promote the development of 
the agriculture sector in Tajikistan through the demonstration effect of an 
investment in a farmer owned cooperative (Farmer Ownership Model - Southern 
Tajikistan, FOM - ST). The Project Manager must be knowledgeable of the 
agricultural industry and understand the agricultural supply chain in 
Tajikistan. A good knowledge of cotton, wheat, alfalfa, potatoes, 
sunflowers, tomatoes, onions, carrots, apples, cherries, strawberries, 
plums, peach's, apricots and grapes is necessary.  Good general knowledge of 
agricultural production, processing, channels of distribution, agricultural 
credit structures and legislative reform are required. The Project Manager 
must ensure that donor and project objectives in are achieved.

Responsibilities:

 - Set up the project's office and recruit a team of local experts.
 - Manage and evaluate the project team and ensure training.
 - Formulate project strategy, necessary tasks, define priorities and ensure 
   implementation of project tasks by the team.
 - Build up contacts with government, financial institutions, donors and 
   foreign investors, including cultivating relations with banking structures 
   and foreign and local corporate entities.
 - Formulate the project budget, approve all expenditures and ensure 
   compliance with the World Bank and donor regulations.
 - Prepare reports to IFC, donors and management as required.
 - Define new project directions, develop proposals and negotiate with 
   donors on new funding.
 - Coordinate activities with other Agricultural Projects in Tajikistan.
 - Provide insight, advice and direction of the project in all aspects and 
   spheres mentioned above.

Scope:

The Project Manager is responsible for the budget and managing up to 15 
staff in project staff. He/she coordinates the work of project teams 
carrying out various functions of the project such as social monitoring, 
information campaign, training, legal compliance, tracking, etc. He/she is 
the primary representative of the project and IFC at meetings with various 
donors and maintains routine contact with senior government officials to 
update them on progress of agribusiness initiatives.

Qualifications:

 - Master's degree in agriculture, economics or business.
 - Five years senior management experience.
 - Experience in company management highly desirable.
 - Five years of experience in agriculture or agricultural projects 
   recommended, with particular focus on fruits and vegetables and the cotton 
   sector.
 - Excellent command of the English language. Russian and/or Tajik language 
   skills are desirable.

Submissions of Interest:

For corporate information and how to apply please visit www.ifc.org. Click 
on Careers then on Current Opportunities to apply.

Closing date for applications: August 21, 2005

JOB- Regional Finance and Administration Manager, Eurasia Foundation Caucasus, Tbilisi

Posted by: Jill Solomon <JillSolomo(a)aol.com>
Posted: 28 Jul 2005


JOB- Regional Finance & Admin. Manager, Eurasia Foundation Caucasus, Tbilisi

Position Title:
Regional Finance & Administration Manager, EF Caucasus

Reports To:
Regional Vice President, Caucasus

Client:
The Eurasia Foundation (www.eurasia.org)

Position Location:
Tbilisi, Georgia

Position Summary

The position of Regional Finance & Administration Manager for the Caucasus 
works under the supervision of the Regional Vice-President and in close 
coordination with the DC Headquarters Controller to oversee the Foundation's 
financial operations in the region.  In consultation with the Regional Vice 
President, the Regional Finance & Administration Manager is responsible for 
ensuring the accuracy of these office's financial records as well as 
ensuring compliance with Foundation Policies & Procedures, applicable local 
laws, regulations, and donor provisions. The Regional Finance & 
Administration Manager also provides strategic guidance to the 
Vice-President on matters related to the financial and administrative 
management of the Foundation's operations in this region.  A significant 
component of this position involves training and capacity building for 
finance and administrative staff in all Eurasia Foundation offices in 
Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial Management:

 - Oversee work of financial and administrative staff in the region 
   (Yerevan, Tbilisi, Baku).
 - Review local/regional office monthly financial reporting. Prepare monthly 
   consolidated reporting and forward appropriate reports and supporting 
   documentation to DC Headquarters.
 - Prepare monthly management reports for the Regional Vice President and DC HQ
 - Assist Regional Vice President in adapting financial management systems 
   to needs of operating programs as well as grants program.
 - Liaise with independent auditors, Eurasia Foundation Internal Audit 
   staff, and EF HQ financial and administrative staff.
 - Ensure compliance with internal controls and related policies and 
   procedures.
 - Ensure compliance with Federal Circulars 22CFR226, A-122, and other 
   non-federal donor requirements.
 - Ensure that all required tax and local reporting are accurate and 
   submitted on a timely basis.
 - Under the supervision of the Regional Vice President, coordinate the 
   preparation of annual operating budgets.

Administration:

 - Under the supervision of the Regional Vice President, oversee office 
   management, procurement, administration and human resource functions in 
   country offices.
 - Ensure that the region's human resources policies are in compliance with 
   EF policies and procedures as well as applicable local laws and regulations.
 - Ensure that the Foundation's personnel compensation systems are 
   competitive, equitable, and in compliance with applicable regulations.
 - Working with the Headquarters Controller, oversee any modifications to 
   Personnel and Operations Policies & Procedures and ensure their proper 
   implementation and that staff is trained on any changes in a timely manner.

Training:

 - Assess capacity of field financial and administrative staff and 
   coordinate with the Regional Vice
 - President and DC HQ to develop and conduct training programs for local 
   finance and administrative staff in each country office.
 - Ensure that field accountants understand and comply with Foundation 
   internal control, grants management, and financial and administrative
policies.
 - Assist in training field directors and associate directors in financial 
   and administrative management of field offices.
 - Conduct financial and administrative training in Caucasus in coordination 
   with EF HQ, Regional VP and country directors.

Donor Management:

 - Under the supervision of the Regional Vice President, oversee all 
   financial and contractual aspects of the Foundation's management of donor 
   funds, including donor budget development.
 - Review and approve all donor budget proposals prior to their submission.
 - Review and approve all financial donor reports prior to their submission.
 - Review and approve all donor contracts and/or obligations prior to their 
   signing/acceptance.
 - Ensure proper cost recovery of shared direct expenses including 
   personnel, occupancy, supplies and other usage costs for donor funded
programs.
 - Prepare and distribute monthly donor reports to project managers.
 - Monitor field accountant's management of donor awards.

Qualifications:

 - This position requires college degree in finance, accounting or business 
   management.
 - Strong computer skills including familiarity with accounting software 
   programs (preferably Sun Systems), Excel, Word, and Microsoft Outlook.
 - Experience with database management preferred.
 - Minimum five years related work experience.
 - Field experience required.
 - Supervisory and training experience required.
 - Good oral and written communications skills are necessary.
 - Russian and English language capability required.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

Jill Solomon, Senior Contract Recruiter
Global Recruitment Specialists
91 Oakview Terrace
Short Hills, New Jersey (NJ) 07078
USA
Tel/Fax: 973-379-7325
E-Mail: JSolomon(a)GlobalRecruitment.net

JOB- OSCE Job Openings for US Citizens in Kazakhstan and Armenia

Posted by: Leslie Smith <LSmith(a)paegroup.com>
Posted: 26 Jul 2005


JOB- OSCE Job Openings for US Citizens in Kazakhstan and Armenia

PAE Government Services, under contract for the US Department of State, is 
seeking qualified US-citizen applicants for various positions within the 
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Human Dimension Officer, Kazakhstan
Vacancy #: VNKAZS00003
Senior Professional Level (minimum 6 years relevant experience)
Closes: August 11, 2005
http://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id!14

Deputy Head of Office, Armenia
Vacancy #: VNARMS00001
Senior Management Level (minimum 10 years relevant experience)
Closes: August 22, 2005
http://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id!25

Any other open vacancies as previously announced can be found at: 
https://www.pae-react.com/JobFramenew.html.

To apply, please fill out an application at www.pae-react.com using the 
Vacancy Number indicated in the job description. Indications of interest 
should be received no later than one business day prior to the closing date. 
PAE will then reply to short-listed applicants to discuss the details of the 
position.

Citizens of other OSCE participating states wishing to apply should do so 
directly with their Foreign Ministry.

Leslie Smith
PAE Government Services, Inc.
Director of Recruiting, REACT Project
Tel: 703-717-6047
Toll-Free: 1-800-405-7593
Fax: 703-717-6199
Web: www.pae-react.com

JOB- Assistant Editor, Insight Turkey

Posted by: Suat Kiniklioglu <editor(a)insightturkey.com>
Posted: 26 Jul 2005


JOB- Assistant Editor, Insight Turkey

We are seeking an assistant editor to help publishing Insight Turkey, an 
English-language quarterly foreign policy journal focusing on Turkey and its 
surrounding regions. The assistant editor would work closely with the 
Editor-in-Chief help identifying appropriate articles for publication, edit 
articles, communicate with publishing houses etc.

Perfect English language capabilities and familiarity with Turkish foreign 
policy issues is a must. Expats are welcome. This is a part-time position 
which can be managed from home or office. Obviously, experience would be 
appreciated but is not a must. Good internet skills required.

Interested individuals should contact our Editor-in-Chief Suat Kiniklioglu 
at editor(a)insightturkey.com and forward their CVs.

Suat Kiniklioglu
Editor
Insight Turkey
Tunus Cad. No. 15/4
Kavaklidere, 06680
Ankara
Turkey

Tel: +90.312.424-1540
Fax:+90.312.425-3399
E-mail: editor(a)insightturkey.com
Web: www.insightturkey.com

CALL FOR COLLABORATION- Research Project on Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan

Posted by: Kourban Alekperov <kourban_alekperov(a)yahoo.de>
Posted: 26 Jul 2005


CALL FOR COLLABORATION- Research Project on Kazakhstan & Azerbaijan

Dear colleagues,

We are glad to inform you about our project "Political and Economic 
Challenges of Resource-Based Development in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan". This 
project is financed by the Volkswagen Foundation in Germany and managed by 
the University of Kiel (the Institute for Political Sciences) and Kiel 
Institute for World Economics. In our project we deal with the following 
research questions:

1) To what extent do the political systems in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan 
   correspond to a modified rentier state model (the "Post-Soviet Rentier 
   State", which also reflects political and economic transition from
Communism)?

2) How will the resource boom affect the sectoral structure of the economies 
   and, thereby, capital accumulation, economic growth, and income
distribution?

3) How could alternative strategies for the use of resource rents affect 
   economic development? Which strategies would be politically feasible? How 
   can outside parties, such as international financial institutions or other 
   development partners, promote good management of resource wealth?

Dear colleagues, we are looking for experienced partners for our project in 
Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan now. Therefore we would welcome every message from 
the scientists of both countries who are interested in cooperation with us. 
To contact me and my colleague Ms Anja Franke you can use the following data:

Anja Franke
E-mail: franke(a)politik.uni-kiel.de)
Tel: +49 (431)-8802626

Gurban Alakbarov
E-mail: alakbarov(a)politik.uni-kiel.de)
Tel: +49 (431)-8801373
Fax: +49 (431)-8802483

Address:

Institut fuer Politische Wissenschaft
Olshausenstrasse 40
D-24098 Kiel
Germany

With kind regards,

Gurban Alakbarov

JOB- Marketing Co-Ordinator for Kazakhstan, London School of Commerce

Posted by: Nigyar Moussabekova <nigyar.moussabekova(a)lsclondon.co.uk>
Posted: 21 Jul 2005


JOB- Marketing Co-Ordinator for Kazakhstan, London School of Commerce

London School of Commerce
Marketing Co-Ordinator

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 Ms. Nigyar Moussabekova at:
Email - nigyar.moussabekova(a)lsclondon.co.uk
Fax: +44-20-74031163
Deadline is August 12, 2005, 18.00

Nigyar R. Moussabekova
Admissions Co-ordinator for Caucasus and Central Asia
London School of Commerce (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)lsclondon.co.uk
Web: http://www.lsclondon.co.uk

JOB- Foreign Language Interpreters Needed to Assist with Guantanamo Litigation

Posted by: Emi Maclean <emimaclean(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 19 Jul 2005


JOB- Foreign Language Interpreters Needed to Assist with Guantanamo Litigation

The Center for Constitutional Rights is seeking foreign language 
interpreters to assist with litigation related to detainees at the 
Guantanamo Bay Naval Station.  More information is below.  Please contact 
attorney Shayana Kadidal at the Center for Constitutional Rights if you are 
interested or have questions, at (212) 614-6438 or kadidal(a)ccr-ny.org.  For 
more information about CCR's work, please see our website at www.ccr-ny.org.

As you know, many of the detainees at Guantanamo have been held for over 
three years without contact with the outside world, any charges, or the 
opportunity to challenge their indefinite detention. After a successful 
Supreme Court appeal in 2004, CCR has been coordinating a group of pro bono 
attorneys to provide legal support to individual detainees. Lawyers have 
begun to challenge the U.S. government to provide legal justification for 
the detention of individual detainees and the transfer of detainees from 
Guantanamo to other countries. At a more fundamental level, families of 
detainees are desperate for information about them, and the detainees 
themselves have been infinitely grateful for the contact with the world 
outside the base that comes when their lawyers visit. Those who volunteer to 
be interpreters would be providing a vital service in one of the great human 
rights causes of our time.

Many lawyers have received security clearances and are ready to meet with 
their clients, and are held back only by the small pool of interpreters 
currently available. As CCR's efforts have increased and gained greater 
attention, detainees and their family members have also sent unsolicited 
requests for support.  We are in need of foreign language translators and 
interpreters (1) to travel to Guantanamo Bay to interpret conversations 
between lawyers and their clients, and potentially to foreign countries to 
meet with the families of detainees; and (2) to translate letters, 
documents, and other related communication within the United States.

Languages Needed:

The detainees come from dozens of countries-from Afghanistan to Zambia-and 
so we are in need of interpreters for a great variety of languages. In rough 
order of importance, the languages we need coverage for are:

 - Arabic (both Modern Standard Arabic and local dialects, including Saudi, 
Yemeni, Moroccan, and Sudanese variants)
 - Urdu
 - Pashto
 - Farsi
 - Central Asian languages (Uighur, Uzbek, etc.).

It may be possible to communicate with some detainees in their second 
languages, so it would be useful for us to have available Italian and 
Russian interpreters as well.

Interpreters for Legal Teams in Guantanamo and for Families Abroad:

We are primarily seeking United States citizens willing to work as foreign 
language interpreters for legal teams during their meetings with Guantanamo 
detainees. Interpreters would work directly for the many large and small law 
firms that are handling these individual cases.  Interpreters and 
translators will have to acquire security clearance. This is a 
time-consuming process, which involves filling out an extensive form 
(federal form SF-86) which asks for extensive identifying information (SSN, 
DOB, past addresses, draft registration number, etc.), and asks many 
intrusive questions (including questions about past and present illegal drug 
use).  You must be a U.S. citizen to receive clearance to visit Guantanamo 
at the present time.

Interpreters will have to be willing to endure the physical and 
psychological challenges of working in Guantanamo. Working conditions for 
visitors at the base are unpleasant, and the detainees' accounts have left 
an emotional impact on all who have heard them firsthand. Interpreters will 
be subject to the same rigorous protective order the lawyers on the case are 
subject to. For example, interpreters and lawyers are not allowed to make 
any notes on what they have heard outside of the base and a single special 
secure facility in Washington, DC. Any notes recorded in those locations are 
considered classified until cleared by the government. Although the lawyers 
will instruct you on all the rules, interpreters must be prepared to comply 
with these complex security procedures.

Visits to the base, even to see a single detainee, generally last for 
several days. At a minimum, interpreters would have to make a commitment to 
spend several days at the base, as most lawyers will spend two to three days 
interviewing each client. In addition, some legal teams have tried to meet 
with the detainees' families in their home countries prior to meeting the 
detainee (in order to form a basis for understanding the detainee and to 
make it easier to establish trust with him), and may need an interpreter's 
assistance for those visits as well. (Interpreters may also be needed for 
phone calls to family members as each case progresses.) Most firms will want 
to use the same interpreter for subsequent visits with the same detainee, in 
order to increase the level of familiarity and trust the detainee has with 
the legal team.

Individuals concerned about retaliation from the government should know 
that, to date, many Muslim and Arab interpreters are involved in the cases 
and none have faced negative consequences or harassment.

Interpreters and Translators to Work on Unclassified Materials:

We also have a more limited need for interpreters and translators to work on 
unclassified materials. These individuals would not need to acquire 
clearance or be U.S. citizens.  They would primarily help to translate 
documents received from detainees and their families by CCR and private 
firms taking on cases of Guantanamo detainees pro bono.

Compensation:

The law firms will in all cases pick up out-of-pocket expenses, such as 
travel to the base, meals and lodging. Some of the larger firms are capable 
of paying a salary to their interpreters. Others, especially smaller firms, 
cannot because they are already picking up significant expenses and taking 
on cases without compensation. It is therefore essential that we find some 
persons willing to act as interpreters for little or no pay.

JOB- Teaching Position, Slavic Linguistics, University of Chicago

Posted by: Kelly Pollock <kpollock(a)uchicago.edu>
Posted: 15 Jul 2005


JOB- Teaching Position, Slavic Linguistics, University of Chicago

Position in Slavic Linguistics
The University of Chicago

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of 
Chicago invites applications for a tenured or tenure track position with a 
specialization in Slavic linguistics, beginning autumn 2006.  Candidates 
must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, as well as competence 
and commitment to teach undergraduate general education courses.  Applicants 
must have a Ph.D. in Slavic linguistics or a Ph.D. in linguistics with a 
specialization in the linguistics (synchronic and diachronic) of at least 
one Slavic language.  Preference will be given to candidates with competence 
in the linguistics of Russian plus one or more of the following:

1) linguistics of a South or West Slavic language,
2) historical/Indo-European linguistics,
3) linguistics of a non-Slavic language of East Europe/Eurasia.

Applicants should have at least three letters of recommendation, CV, 
transcripts, and samples of scholarly writing sent to:

Slavic Linguistics Search Committee
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago
1130 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1539
USA

Applications should be received as soon as possible but no later than 1 
November 2005.

For more information contact:

Kelly Pollock, Department Assistant
Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago
Foster 406
1130 E. 59th St
Chicago IL, 60637

Office Hours: M-Th 9:30-12:30, 1:00-5:00; F 9:30-12:30, 1:00-4:30
Tel: (773) 702-8033
Fax: (773) 702-7030
Web: http://humanities.uchicago.edu/depts/Slavic

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB- Programme Co-ordinator, OSCE, Kyrgyzstan, Deadline August 2

Posted by: Leslie Smith <lsmith(a)paegroup.com>
Posted: 14 Jul 2005


JOB- Programme Co-ordinator, OSCE, Kyrgyzstan, Deadline August 2

PAE Government Services, under contract for the US Department of State, is
seeking qualified US-citizen applicants for various positions within the
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Programme Co-ordinator, Kyrgyzstan

Middle Management Level

Closes: August 2, 2005

http://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id!06

Any other open vacancies as previously announced can be found at:
https://www.pae-react.com/JobFramenew.html.

To apply, please fill out an application at www.pae-react.com using the
Vacancy Number indicated in the job description. Indications of interest
should be received no later than one business day prior to the closing date.
PAE will then reply to short-listed applicants to discuss the details of the
position.

Citizens of other OSCE participating states wishing to apply should do so
directly with their Foreign Ministry.

JOB- Assistant Professor, Russian History, Princeton University

Posted by: Stephen Kotkin <kotkin(a)princeton.edu>
Posted: 13 Jul 2005


JOB- Assistant Professor, Russian History, Princeton University

Princeton University seeks applications for a tenure track assistant
professorship in the history of the Russian empire.

Send dossier by October 3, 2005, to:

Professor Stephen Kotkin
Chair of the Russian History Search Committee, Princeton University
Department of History, 129 Dickinson Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544-1017
USA

Note: Please send all applications by mail; e-mail applications will not be
accepted.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

For information about applying to Princeton and how to self-identify, please
link to: http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm

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

Posted by: Martin Watkinson <martin(a)ri.org>
Posted: 12 Jul 2005


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

Relief International-Schools Online seeks an experienced Program or Country
Director to develop new regional opportunities and to oversee the management
and implementation of the third and fourth years of its Global Connections
and Exchange 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. The CD position
will be approximately 50% in program, staff, administration, compliance and
program objectives oversight, and 50% in networking, new program
opportunities and proposal development.

Qualifications:

1. Masters Degree in related area (International Education, sociology,
   education, political science, International Development, etc.).
2. Demonstrated strong management, leadership and communication skills: a
   minimum of 3 years of relevant international experience in senior program
   management and program development
3. Experience with grants management and with institutional donors
   particularly USG.
4. Demonstrated ability to work in resource deficit environments, maturity
   of judgment and ability to lead a diverse professional team under 
   difficult conditions.

Required Skills:

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

Vacancies Contact:

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.  The email subject line MUST include the following: Country
Director Tajikistan
Reference Code: RW_77751Y

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS- Cultural and Religious Pluralism in Uzbekistan, US Project, IREX

Posted by: Charity McGee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 8 Jul 2005


CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS- Cultural & Religious Pluralism in Uzbekistan, US Project

IREX is currently seeking 16 US specialists -- policymakers, academics, and 
community and religious leader -- to travel to Uzbekistan for two weeks, as 
participants in US specialist component of the Cultural and Religious 
Pluralism in Uzbekistan and the United States Program. Participants will 
have the opportunity to meet and exchange with various community and 
religious leaders in Uzbekistan about religious and cultural pluralism in 
each other's countries.

Program Summary:

The Cultural and Religious Pluralism in Uzbekistan and the United States 
Project is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) 
of the US Department of State and administered by IREX. This project seeks 
to encourage an exchange of ideas between relevant figures in Uzbekistan and 
the United States about religious and cultural diversity in a multi-ethnic 
and complex society. Program participants are exposed to the issue of 
cultural and religious pluralism in each other's countries through mutual 
travel and educational and cultural visits.

>From August 2004 through May 2005, 59 religious and community leaders from 
Uzbekistan traveled to different communities in the United States to 
communicate and collaborate with American colleagues on issues that have 
included freedom of religion, church - state relations, community and 
faith-based social services, interfaith activities and dialogue, and other 
aspects of cultural and religious diversity.

The US Specialist Component:

The second component of this program will take place over the next year. 
Four groups, each consisting of four US specialists, will travel to 
Uzbekistan to gain a valuable understanding of the religious, political, and 
cultural issues in Uzbekistan today. During their two-week program in 
Uzbekistan, each US group will spend a few days in the capital city of 
Tashkent and possibly visit one or two other cities or communities. They 
will meet with returned Uzbekistani participants, visit mosques and other 
religious groups and institutions, and meet with various community and 
religious leaders. Participants may also be asked to speak at local 
universities, schools, or NGOs on cultural and religious pluralism in the US.

Each US specialist program will address the following topics:

 - Inter and Intra Group/ Faith Activism
 - Faith-based and Community Service
 - Pluralism in Education
 - Pluralism and Democracy

The groups are tentatively scheduled to travel to Uzbekistan in September 
2005, November 2005, February 2006, and March 2006. However because of a 
current travel warning for US citizens traveling to Uzbekistan, one or more 
of the dates may need to be postponed.

Financial Provisions

IREX will cover the following program expenses:

 - Visa fees for travel to Uzbekistan;
 - International round-trip transportation from the US to Uzbekistan for the 
   period of the program;
 - Emergency evacuation insurance;
 - Lodging in Uzbekistan;
 - A meals and incidentals allowance.

Qualifications:

 - US citizenship, currently residing in the US;
 - Experience working with at least one of the following: universities, 
   government, think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, or 
   community/religious organizations;
 - Experience and interest in issues of religious and cultural pluralism 
   that include but are not limited to: interfaith activism or dialogue, 
   community or faith-based social services, community advocacy, religious 
   education, etc.; and
 - Expertise in the religion and culture of Central Asia, especially Islam, 
   is helpful but not required.

A preference will be given to applicants who met with Uzbekistani program 
participants while they were in the US. However, other applicants who might 
contribute a unique element to this program will also be strongly considered.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter specifying your interests and 
expertise as it relates to the program to: Amira Maaty via fax to (202) 
628-8189, or type "Pluralism: US Participant" in the subject line of an 
e-mail message and send to amaaty(a)irex.org. In your cover letter please be 
sure to note if and where you met with an Uzbekistani program participant 
and if you have a preference for any one of the four tentatively scheduled 
travel times (September 2005, November 2005, February 2006, and March 2006).

Applications Are Due No Later Than Friday, July 29.

About the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), US Department of 
State:

The mission of the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural 
Affairs (ECA) is to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic and 
peaceful relations between the United States and other countries by 
fostering mutual understanding. ECA does this through a wide range of 
international exchanges and training programs, as authorized by the Mutual 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended. ECA works in 
close cooperation with US Embassies overseas to promote personal, 
professional and institutional ties between private citizens and 
organizations in the United States and abroad, as well as by presenting US 
history, art, and culture in all of its diverse forms to audiences overseas.

About IREX:

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

Since its founding in 1968, IREX has supported over 20,000 students, 
scholars, policymakers, business leaders, journalists, and other professionals.

JOB- Program Positions, Water User Association, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Anel Kulakhmetova <anel(a)cpart.kz>
Posted: 8 Jul 2005


JOB- Program Positions, Water User Association, Kazakhstan

Water User Association Program Positions

ARGO, a professional association based in Kazakhstan, is part of an 
international consortium seeking technical program staff for the 
implementation of a two-year European Union-funded program to provide 
Support to the Ministry of Agriculture in Creation and Development of Water 
User Cooperatives in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Program staff will provide 
technical expertise in WUC development and formal and on-the-job training of 
staff in regional Water User Cooperative Support Units. The short and 
long-term positions will be based in Astana and Almaty with frequent travel 
throughout the country. Potential candidates must have nationality of a 
European Union Member State and/or a beneficiary country of TACIS Programs.

Team Leader (long term)

The Team Leader will be responsible for supervising the achievement of all 
project objectives and coordination of the projects' activities. S/he will 
be responsible for ensuring good communication with the project partners and 
the contracting authority and organizing and overseeing administrative and 
logistic support. As a Water User Cooperative specialist, s/he will 
coordinate research, needs assessments and surveys. S/he will also 
participate in the development of training material and oversee all study 
tours.

Qualifications and Skills:

 - Broad technical skills and ability to lead a multidisciplinary team of 
   specialists in a coordinated and effective manner;
 - Advanced degree or training in Agriculture, Irrigation, Institutional 
   Development or the equivalent;
 - Experience in water management issues such as irrigation water scheduling 
   and application techniques and the transfer of those techniques to Water 
   User Cooperatives;
 - At least 15 years of professional experience in the development of Water 
   User Cooperatives;
 - At least 5 years of program management experience in developing or 
   transitional countries;
 - Knowledge, experience and demonstrated competency in the design, 
   management and evaluation of agricultural programs;
 - Strong analytical and organizational skills as well as outstanding 
   interpersonal skills;
 - Excellent oral and written English communication skills;
 - Strong knowledge of computer software programs including MS Word, Excel 
   and Outlook; and
 - Ability to communicate in Russian is preferred.

Training and Promotion Specialist

The Training and Promotion Specialist will be responsible for developing the 
overall Water User Cooperative promotion campaign and designing promotion 
materials. S/he will be responsible for the content and organization of 
Training of Trainers courses and individualized trainings. The Trade and 
Promotion Specialist will provide leadership for the training needs 
assessment and design the overall training strategy including planning of 
the various training programs.

Qualifications and Skills:

 - Advanced degree or training in Agriculture, Irrigation, Institutional 
   Development or the equivalent;
 - At least 10 years of professional experience in the design, management 
   and measurement of organizational training programs;
 - At least 5 years experience managing training programs in natural 
   resource management, particularly in the field of irrigation water 
   scheduling and application techniques;
 - Strong technical and promotional research and writing skills in English 
   and Russian;
 - English and Russian fluency required, fluency in Kazakh is highly desirable;
 - Strong analytical and organizational skills as well as outstanding 
   interpersonal skills; and
 - Strong knowledge of computer software programs including MS Word, Excel 
   and Outlook.

Financial Specialist

The Financial Specialist will be responsible for designing a simplified 
book-keeping system that can be used by Water User Cooperatives. The 
specialist will develop a standardized methodology than can be used to 
calculate an equitable irrigation service fee. S/he will take the lead in 
designing auditing systems that can be used in strengthening of the overall 
accounting systems. S/he will also work with the Training Specialist to 
develop training materials on book-keeping and calculation methodology for 
the irrigation service fee and auditing system.

Qualifications and Skills:

 - Advanced degree in Economics, Accounting, Business Management or the 
   equivalent;
 - At least 10 years of experience in helping Water User Cooperatives or 
   other participatory farmer organizations in developing financial management 
   systems;
 - At least 5 years of experience with resource mobilization including 
   irrigation service fee;
 - Experience and through knowledge of the legal requirements of accounting 
   systems in Kazakhstan;
 - Proven experience in preparing training material in the fields of 
   accounting, auditing and bookkeeping systems;
 - English fluency required, fluency in Russian and Kazakh is highly desirable;
 - Strong analytical and organizational skills as well as outstanding 
   interpersonal skills; and
 - Strong knowledge of computer software programs including MS Word, Excel 
   and Outlook.

Legal Advisor

The Legal Advisor will work with local, international and governmental legal 
experts on activities pertaining to the continuing work on the legal 
procedures for the establishment and operation of sustainable Water User 
Cooperatives. If any gaps and deficiencies are identified in the current 
law, s/he will draft modifications to the law as required. The Legal Advisor 
will also contribute to the development of a manual on the creation of Water 
User Cooperatives in Kazakhstan.

Qualifications and Skills:

 - At least 10 years of experience in provision of legal advice to 
   government and NGOs;
 - A university, JD or Masters Degree in international law with a specific 
   focus on water regulations;
 - Significant experience in drafting provisions for the creation of Water 
   User Cooperatives, Water Codes, Water Legislation and Charter Documents;
 - Familiarity with the legal aspects of the formation of Water User 
   Cooperatives in the NIS;
 - English fluency required, fluency in Russian and Kazakh is highly desirable;
 - Strong analytical and organizational skills as well as outstanding 
   interpersonal skills; and
 - Strong knowledge of computer software programs including MS Word, Excel 
   and Outlook.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and three references to office(a)cpart.kz 
by July 10th, 2005.

Please, include "SMAWUC" and the position for which you are applying, in the 
subject line of your email.

No telephone calls please.

Expected Apointment: Winter 2005, pending funding

JOB- Native Chechen, Uzbek and Kyrgyz Speakers Needed, ACTFL

Posted by: Jenny Enrico <jenrico(a)ACTFL.ORG>
Posted: 6 Jul 2005


JOB- Native Chechen, Uzbek & Kyrgyz Speakers Needed, ACTFL

ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) has been 
contracted by the Defense Language Institute to provide proficiency testing 
support.  This project is part of a greater initiative to increase the U.S. 
government's ability to provide accurate and reliable testing in a number of 
essential languages for government agencies.

ACTFL will train and compensate qualified candidates to become 
ACTFL/Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) 
Testers.

ACTFL is currently seeking individuals who are native Chechen, Uzbek and/or 
Kyrgyz speakers.

If you speak one or more of these languages, or know someone who does, 
please email a resume to LKAPLAN(a)ACTFL.ORG.

Thank you in advance for your help.

JOB- Program Manager, IREX Global Connections and Exchange, Tashkent

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 1 Jul 2005


JOB- Program Manager, IREX Global Connections and Exchange, Tashkent

Title: Program Manager, Global Connections and Exchange -Uzbekistan
Position Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Reports to: Partnerships and Training Division, Washington, DC

Eligibility: Open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents

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 a program manager for the Global Connections and Exchange - 
Uzbekistan program.  He/she will serve on a full-time basis managing the 
18-month program funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at 
the US Department of State.  The program has been functioning for two years 
under the name of School Connectivity for Uzbekistan.  Its primary goals are 
to provide technology and training to schools throughout Uzbekistan, 
strengthen curriculum development and educational reform, promote strong 
relationships between schools and their community, and establish linkages 
with schools in the United States to promote cross-cultural understanding. 
The program will include a variety of elements including training events, 
online projects between schools, and public outreach efforts.

Responsibilities and Duties:

 - Design and implement creative electronic projects that foster cultural 
   exchange and civic exchange between US and Uzbek students;
 - Provide leadership in the design of teacher training programs that 
   promote student centered learning and critical thinking skills;
 - Design programs to encourage long-term community involvement in the 
   program, including parent committees and student councils;
 - Participate in events such as conferences, presentations, and other 
   public events to advance the goals of the program;
 - Strengthen and maintain relationships with the Ministry of Education and 
   other key stakeholders;
 - Design and implement sustainability strategies to enable participating 
   schools to support program activities after USG funding ends;
 - Author a wide variety of program materials such as brochures, quarterly 
   reports, and periodic special reports to the program's funder;
 - Authorize spending and monitor the program budget;
 - Supervise local staff and manage general office operations;
 - Participate in new business development activities.

Qualifications:

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

 - Masters or equivalent job experience in one of the following or related 
   fields: Education, Instructional Technology, International Development, or 
   International Education;
 - Experience in designing and developing innovative Web-based educational 
   projects to enhance teaching and learning;
 - Minimum of two years supervisory experience required;
 - Significant grants management experience with US government-funded 
   educational programs preferred;
 - Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
 - Proven ability to negotiate with local and foreign experts, managers, and 
   government officials to ensure the successful completion of project
activities;
 - Proven ability to write clearly and succinctly for a variety of audiences 
   including the program funder and stakeholders;
 - Ability to think theoretically, strategically, and analytically to meet 
   ongoing challenges and fulfill the goals of the program;
 - Proficient in Russian and/or local languages; experience living and 
   working in Eurasia required
 - Strong knowledge of political, economic, and social issues in Uzbekistan 
   preferred

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume with subject PTD/PM-UZ/CM via e-mail to 
resumes(a)irex.org or via fax to (202)628-8189.

Equal Opportunity Employer

No Phone Calls Please.

JOB- Project Manager, Central Asia Primary Mortgage Market Development Project

Posted by: Maria Kopylova <MKopylova(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 27 Jun 2005


JOB- Project Manager, Central Asia Primary Mortgage Market Development Project

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

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS- Panel Readers for IEPS Grant Competitions

Posted by: Jennifer Tishler <jtishler(a)creeca.wisc.edu>
Posted: 23 Jun 2005


CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS- Panel Readers for IEPS Grant Competitions

Panel Readers Needed for US Department of Education International Programs

The International Education Programs Service (IEPS) in the U.S. Department 
of Education administers a variety of international programs.  IEPS 
continually seeks language and area studies specialists to serve as readers 
for grant competitions.

Readers participate in a panel review of applications (usually no longer 
than one or two weeks), and are provided with modest compensation. Most 
reviews are conducted electronically, via the U.S. Department of Education's 
e-Reader system, and travel will not be necessary. In cases where travel is 
necessary, readers are provided with round trip travel, hotel room, and meal 
allowances. The review process involves orientation, reading of the 
applications, and daily discussions with other panelists. Scores are based 
on U.S. Department of Education selection criteria. Programs include:

Fulbright-Hays Programs

 - Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
 - Faculty Research Abroad
 - Group Projects Abroad
 - Seminars Abroad

TITLE VI OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT PROGRAMS

 - American Overseas Research Centers
 - Business and International Education
 - Centers for International Business Education
 - Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships
 - Institute for International Public Policy
 - International Research and Studies
 - Language Resource Centers
 - National Resource Centers
 - Technology Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information
   Access
 - Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language

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Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)
210 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
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Fax. 608-890-0267
Web: http://www.wisc.edu/creeca

JOB- Project Manager, PEP's Kazakhstan Corporate Governance Project

Posted by: Natalya Kuznetsova <NKuznetsova(a)ifc.org> 
Posted: 17 Jun 2005


JOB- Project Manager, PEP's Kazakhstan Corporate Governance Project

PEP's Kazakhstan Corporate Governance Project
Project Manager

Closing date for applications: June 30, 2005

The Organization:

The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, 
promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a 
way to reduce poverty 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 and the Caucasus. The 
objectives of the program are to promote direct investment in the private 
sector, build local businesses and financial intermediaries, and help 
improve the business enabling environment.

The Project:

PEP's Kazakhstan Corporate Governance Project is aimed at improving the 
investment environment in Kazakhstan by providing technical assistance to 
companies, banks, educational institutions and the government. Project 
activities will include training and consultations on corporate governance, 
as well as work on legislative reform in this area.

Scope of the job:

The Project Manager will oversee all aspects of project implementation 
including compliance with all donor obligations and agreements as well as 
all IFC and World Bank Group policies.

Responsibilities:

 - Oversee all country-based aspects of further elaborating the design and 
   implementation of the project, including assuring that all program work 
   exemplifies internationally accepted best practice in the following areas:

1. training managers of private Kazakhstani companies and banks on the 
   concept of corporate governance (through seminars and individual 
   consultations);
2. developing publications and training materials on corporate governance 
   for Kazakhstani companies and banks (to be developed together with local 
   staff with input from regional corporate governance projects.;
3. establishing the content, timing, and target audiences for training 
   sessions and responsibility for their delivery;
4. distributing publications to Kazakhstani companies, banks, government 
   officials, journalists and shareholders;
5. providing policy advice to the Kazakhstani government on corporate 
   governance legislation, regulation and enforcement;
6. training of Kazakhstani counterpart organizations on corporate governance 
   issues as well as work with  educational institutions.

 - Manage and oversee the professional development of a team of local 
   professionals including legal, financial consulting, accounting, and 
   communications departments, as well as support staff;
 - Build a visible presence for the Project and manage a local public 
   educations campaign to support project activities;
 - Control local expenditures against grants according to IFC and donor 
   guidelines;
 - Cooperate with investment officers in Kazakhstan on assessing corporate 
   governance practices in potential IFC investee companies;
 - Report to and manage relationships with donors financing the project;
 - Manage relations with project partners and other international 
   organizations working on corporate development issues in Kazakhstan; and
 - Represent the IFC in-country as needed.

Qualifications:

 - Master s or equivalent professional degree and/or at least five years of 
   relevant experience;
 - legal or business background contributing to knowledge of corporate 
   governance and financial management;
 - experience managing private sector development projects in transition 
   countries desired;
 - strong leadership, organizational, and communications skills;
 - relevant experience working in the region;
 - fluency in English; proficiency in Russian and/or Kazakh.

Submissions of Interest:

Please send cover letter and CV indicating position in the subject line by 
e-mail to UkrHR(a)ifc.org

In the cover letter please indicate how you have found out about this opening.

Closing date for applications: June 30, 2005.

JOB- Visiting Professorship, Dept. of History, Univ. of Vienna, Austria

Posted by: Marlene Kurz <marlene.kurz(a)univie.ac.at>
Posted: 17 Jun 2005


Employment Information:

Job Announcement University of Vienna, Department of History

The Department of History at the University of Vienna, Austria, invites 
applicants for the position of a visiting Professor in Modern History, 
specializing in Mediterranean Islamic Culture.  The position opens October 
1, 2005 and ends on January 31, 2006 (four months).

Requirements:

Ph.D. in Islamic studies; strong preference is given to applicants with 
previous teaching experience, excellence in research, and outstanding 
scholarly publications. The candidate should provide skills in academic and 
organizational leadership.

The applicant is expected to fully participate in the Department's teaching 
requirements (http://www.univie.ac.at/geschichte).  The successful candidate 
is asked to teach 3-4 courses (8 hours), among them one lecture course on 
The History of Islam in the Mediterranean World in the Early Modern and 
Modern Era. The courses can be taught in English and/or German.

Send application with a list of publications, a comprehensive list of 
previous teaching, academic lectures, and C.V. by July 1, 2005 (date when 
letter mailed).

Include concepts for teaching 3-4 courses including syllabi. Expected 
teaching load: 8 hours.

Send application to:

Dekanat der Historisch-Kulturwisssenschaftlichen
Fakultaet, University of Vienna
Dr. Karl Lueger-Ring 1
A-1010 Wien/Vienna
Austria

The University of Vienna strongly encourages women to apply!
Reference Number: 9A/9-2004/2005.

Dr. Marlene Kurz
Institut fuer Geschichte
Universitaet Wien
Dr. Karl Lueger-Ring 1
A-1010 Wien
Tel. 0043-1-427740831

Wiener Zeitschrift zur Geschichte der Neuzeit
http://www.univie.ac.at/Geschichte/WZGN/wzgn.html

JOB- Country Director, IREX Civil Society Support Initiative, Central Asia

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 17 Jun 2005


JOB- Country Director, IREX Civil Society Support Initiative, Central Asia

Title: CSSI Country Director
Reports to: CSSI Regional Director, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Position Location: Depending on circumstances, either Tashkent, Uzbekistan 
or Dushanbe, Tajikistan

About IREX:

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

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks US citizen applicants for the position of country director for 
the Civil Society Support Initiative (CSSI), financed by USAID and 
administered by IREX.  Depending on the qualifications and interests of the 
candidate and the circumstances in Central Asia, the candidate will 
administer the country program in either Uzbekistan or Tajikistan.

The CSSI program is administered by IREX in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. It 
provides technical assistance (grants, training, and information resources) 
to strengthen and enhance the sustainability of indigenous civic 
organizations in the two countries as well as to improve the legal 
environment for civil society. The project continues USAID's core program of 
supporting and establishing a regional network of intermediary support 
organizations called Civil Society Support Centers (CSSCs). Through 
institutional grants and a training program, the project enables the CSSCs 
to: host a resource center for civil society actors; play a lead role in 
managing an NGO training program in their community; liaise with the 
international donor community; and manage a small grants program.

Responsibilities and Duties:

 - Manage the Civil Society Support Initiative program in country including 
   overall supervision of local staff, managing office operations, and 
   providing monthly fiscal and program reports for program activities;
 - Manage and monitor all grant recipients (implementation, reporting, and 
   site visits);
 - Promote the development of the Association of Civil Society Support Centers;
 - Develop strategic training initiatives to support the development of the 
   centers and NGO clients;
 - Conduct program outreach and manage relations with USAID/Tajikistan;
 - Oversee the quality, cost, and timeliness of performance of all work 
   performed under this Cooperative Agreement; and,
 - Other program elements, as they develop.

Qualifications:

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

 - Significant professional experience managing NGO and/or civil 
   society-strengthening projects in developing countries;
 - Ability to manage multiple activities dealing with complex issues related 
   to NGO management and civil society development simultaneously;
 - A minimum of two years experience working with USG funding agencies in a 
   management capacity (USAID experience strongly preferred);
 - Proficiency in either Russian, Uzbek, or Tajik preferred;
 - Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to 
   negotiate with local and foreign experts, managers and government officials 
   to ensure the successful completion of project activities;
 - General familiarity with political, economic, and social issues in 
   Central Asia; and
 - Knowledge of computers and relevant software (MS Office, Excel, etc.).

Submit cover letter and resume to:

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

No phone calls please.  EOE

JOB- 3 Full-Time Positions, CAPACITY Project, Dushanbe, Deadline July 5

Posted by: Central Asian CAPACITY Project <info(a)capacity.kz>
Posted: 16 Jun 2005


JOB- 3 Full-Time Positions, CAPACITY Project, Dushanbe, Deadline July 5

The CAPACITY Project - JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is an international public 
health non-government organization working in over 84 countries to improve 
the health status of individuals and families.  JSI has recently been 
awarded the USAID Central Asia HIV/AIDS Project known as The CAPACITY 
Project. CAPACITY is a USAID-funded project for five-years and $13 million 
focused on providing technical assistance towards effective implementation 
of the Global Fund (GFATM) and the prevention of HIV in high risk-groups 
through NGO capacity building and targeted interventions.  The CAPACITY 
Project will be implemented across the five Central Asian countries with a 
regional office in Almaty, Kazakhstan and 3-4 country offices.

JSI is currently posting for the following full-time positions to be based 
in the Tajikistan country office in Dushanbe: 1) Tajikistan Country 
Director, 2) Tajikistan Finance & Administration Manager and 3) Tajikistan 
Administrative Assistant.  Please see below specific job descriptions for 
each position.  Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and 
salary requirements by email to info(a)capacity.kz.  Closing Date for ALL 
positions is July 5, 2005.  No phone calls please.  Selected candidates will 
be contacted for interviews.

1. Tajikistan Country Director

The CAPACITY Project s Tajikistan Country Director is a full-time position 
and will be based in CAPACITY s Dushanbe office.  The Country Director is 
responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Tajikistan program, 
including overseeing the annual planning and implementation of all program 
activities, coordinating program resources and facilitating communications 
among program stakeholders.  The Country Director will work closely with the 
Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party and the Regional Operations Director 
to ensure coordination of the Tajikistan activities with the regional 
CAPACITY efforts.  The Tajikistan Country Director will serve as the chief 
liaison between the Almaty headquarters and the country office in Dushanbe.  
As the country s chief Director, s/he will provide the regional Almaty 
office with updates on the status of the affected populations and project 
activities. S/he will support the project s goals by ensuring that the 
country office s operations are planned, managed, and monitored by 
supporting and coordinating the country initiatives. Other tasks include 
providing leadership and supervision to the country team and enhancing the 
project s visibility and positive image in the country and at the oblast 
level.  Salary based on experience.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

 - Oversee and coordinate programmatic, technical and administrative 
   operations of the Tajikistan program. Together with the Chief of Party, 
   Deputy Chief of Party and the Operations Director make decisions on
resource 
   allocations, program priorities and evaluation. Foster good collaboration 
   and team spirit among and between CAPACITY partners;
 - Provide leadership, support, and overall coordination of all project work 
   in the country and serve as the project representative in the country, 
   representing the program s interests to the public and to professional 
   counterparts through meetings, conferences and presentations;
 - Monitor and coordinate all CAPACITY activities from the country office 
   and working with Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party to evaluate 
   project activities in the country. Report  to the Chief of Party and other 
   key personnel regarding Tajikistan field updates;
 - Manage the administrative, financial and logistical aspects of the 
   Tajikistan country program, including establishing and staffing country 
   office during project start-up and supervising and guiding the Country 
   Program Coordinator and Country Finance and Administration Manager in these 
   efforts;
 - Establish and cultivate strategic relationships with USAID, team members, 
  global and regional institutions, donors, private sector entities, 
   government ministries and other stakeholders for the smooth implementation 
   of program activities;
 - Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of program outputs and 
   results in close collaboration with the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation 
   Specialist, and ensure incorporation of lessons learned into ongoing 
   activity task and timely submission of all program deliverables;

Qualifications:

 - Graduate degree and minimum 7 years of senior leadership experience in 
   USAID programs and demonstrated ability in designing, coordinating and 
   implementing USAID programs
 - Demonstrated expertise in working directly with host-country senior 
   government officials and policy makers and previous experience working with 
   regional partners, regional organizations and institutions related to the 
   CAPACITY Project;
 - Experience fostering new and innovative partners into program development 
   and demonstrated entrepreneurial ability to leverage support for the goals 
   and objectives of the program;
 - Strong communications and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability 
   to supervise staff;
 - Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving and leadership skills, 
   including the ability to make independent decisions and take initiative;
 - Strong familiarity with the HIV/AIDS literature and/or programming.
 - Proficiency in Microsoft (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) required;
 - Flexibility and strong communication skills; and
 - Fluent in Russian and English.

2. Tajikistan Finance & Administration Manager

The Tajikistan Finance & Administration Manager (FAM) is a full-time 
position and will be based in the CAPACITY country project office in 
Dushanbe. The FAM reports to the Tajikistan Country Manager and is 
responsible for the set-up and day-to-day oversight of the financial and 
administrative systems, including financial budgeting, tracking, and 
reporting and administrative operations for the Tajikistan country office.  
The FAM works in close collaboration with the Regional Finance Manager and 
Regional Operations Director.  Salary based on experience.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

 - Assist with design, set-up and maintenance of the country office 
   financial and accounting systems and relevant policies and procedures, 
   including oversee monthly budgeting and cash flow projections for country 
   office and prepare monthly budget tracking for the country project office;
 - Oversee development, maintenance and improvement of country office s 
   administrative and logistical systems, including support as needed to 
   program team on meeting arrangements and preparation, travel arrangements 
   and overall logistical support.
 - Process daily money requests, oversee advance disbursement and 
   reconciliations to project staff, oversee petty cash transaction and 
   reports, complete daily expenditures vouchers and completes monthly 
   financial reporting to regional finance structure in Almaty;
 - Oversee project s country bank accounts and all country financial 
   transactions and oversee monthly salary and tax payments to relevant
bodies, 
   ensuring compliance with appropriate country financial and legal bodies, 
   including tax, bank and government authorities and conducts financial 
   quality check over regional financial operations;
 - Together with Regional Operations Director and Regional Finance Manager 
   ensure the compliance of the CAPACITY with JSI, USAID, and TJ policies 
   regarding finance and develop new policies as necessary, including 
   coordinating with legal advisors on various areas of concern when needed.
 - Assist Regional Finance Manger with overseeing financial aspects of 
   procurement according to USAID regulations, including compliance with USAID 
   regulations regarding VAT exemption and maintenance of property inventory 
   control by maintaining roster of property and location information; and
 - Ad-hoc support to Tajikistan Country Director or regional 
   program/operations structure as requested in the areas of finance, 
   administration and logistics.

Qualifications:

 - Graduate degree and minimum of 5 years finance and administration 
   management and/or direct experience in similar programs;
 - Experience with USAID programs and knowledge of financial, 
   administrative, contractual and procurement policies and procedures;
 - Conducted oversight of similar financial/administrative/procurement 
   duties in prior USAID projects/programs;
 - Proficiency in Microsoft (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) required, 
   Knowledge of Quickbooks and/or Quicken based program preferable;
 - Flexibility and strong communication skills with friendly, 
   customer-service/team approach to financial and administration component of 
   project; and
 - Fluent in Russian and English.

3. Tajikistan Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant is a full-time position and will be based in 
the CAPACITY TJ country office in Dushanbe. The Administrative Assistant 
reports to the TJ Finance & Administration Manager and works in close 
collaboration with the TJ Country Director.  Salary based on experience.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

 - Manage incoming telephone calls and takes detailed messages including 
   full name of the caller, and telephone number for returning the call. 
   Provides callers with detailed information regarding the location of staff 
   when on travel or away from the office. Ensure that staff receive messages 
   promptly;
 - Send and receive fax messages and ensures that incoming faxes are 
   delivered promptly to the appropriate person;
 - File general documents incoming and outgoing faxes, official letters, 
   newsletters, etc.
 - Maintain and update expatriate and local staff roster with home addresses 
   and telephone numbers;
 - Assist staff with answering/translating routine letters as necessary; 
   types correspondence and other documents at the request of staff;
 - Receive daily mail and package delivery, logs in international mail and 
   ensures that mail is distributed to the correct persons;
 - Greet visitors and informs staff of their arrival, providing coffee/tea 
   for all guests and coffee breaks for meetings;
 - Prepare photocopies of documents as needed and requested by office staff, 
   including binding and collating of materials;
 - Maintain overall project calendar of events and tracking of Almaty staff 
   travel schedules;
 - Hold responsibility for stocking and ordering of office supplies as needed;
 - Make hotel reservations upon request of TJ Finance and Administration 
   Manager; and
 - Assist TJ and KZ Office Administration Manger and Operations Director as 
   necessary.

Qualifications:

 - BA/BS degree minimum and/or similar relevant work experience;
 - Knowledge and understanding of USAID projects/programs preferable;
 - Proficiency in Microsoft (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) required;
 - Strong communication skills with friendly, customer-service/team approach 
   to his/her work;
 - Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time and maintain positive 
   attitude; and
 - English Proficiency required.

JOB- Kemal H. Karpat Visiting Ass't Professorship in Central Asian Stds., U. of Wisconsin

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)wisc.edu>
Posted: 10 Jun 2005


JOB- Visiting Ass't Professorship in Central Asian Stds., U. of Wisconsin

Pending final approval, the University of Wisconsin-Madison solicits 
applications for the new Kemal H. Karpat Visiting Assistant Professorship in 
Central Asian Studies for academic year 2005-2006.

Degree and area of specialization:

Ph.D. in History or related field with a specialization in modern Central 
Asian history.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Teaching experience at the university/college level preferred, but not 
required. English language skills adequate to the task of teaching in 
English and grading papers written in English required.

Principal duties:

The Central Asian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is 
establishing the Kemal H. Karpat Visiting Assistant Professorship in Central 
Asian in order to encourage young scholars in the field of Central Asian 
Studies who have received the Ph.D. within the past five years and who 
utilize the appropriate Central Asian languages in their research. The 
Visiting Assistant Professorship, which is for a term of one academic year, 
carries a reduced teaching load (similar to a postdoctoral fellowship).

For Academic Year 2005-2006 we seek a Visiting Assistant Professor working 
in modern Central Asian history to teach courses in the Department of 
History with an appointment in that department. We are particularly 
interested in candidates with:

1) a specialization in the colonial/early Soviet period;
2) who can address transregional issues such as Islam, nationalism, etc.; 
   and/or
3) who can address crossborder issues (in particular Russian and Chinese 
   Central Asia). The teaching load for this position is 1 course per semester 
   in Central Asian Studies, to be taught at either the undergraduate or 
   graduate level. For Fall 2005 we expect that the candidate will teach 
   History 332, Islam, Reform and Revolution in Central Asia. We anticipate 
   that the candidate will teach an upper level seminar (to be determined) in 
   Spring 2006.

Candidates should address in their cover letter their qualifications and 
commitment to advanced research and teaching on greater Central Asia. 
Scholarly research and participation in the activities of the Central Asian 
Studies Program at UW-Madison are required. Applicants should have the Ph.D. 
in hand by August 22, 2005.

Please send two copies of application materials (one copy by mail/fax, one 
copy by email) including: cover letter, curriculum vitae, proposal for 2 
courses to be taught, and 1-2 page description of Ph.D. dissertation. The 
email copy should be sent to uschamil(a)wisc.edu with a copy to 
jtishler(a)wisc.edu. The paper version of these same materials should be 
mailed/faxed to:

Prof. Uli Schamiloglu, chair
Central Asian Studies Program
c/o Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
210 Ingraham Hall-1155 Observatory Drive
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison WI 53706
USA
Tel. 1-608-262-3379
Fax 1-608-890-0267
E-mail: uschamil(a)wisc.edu, cc: jtishler(a)wisc.edu

To ensure full consideration, materials must arrive (by email) by Tuesday, 
July 5, 2005. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply; unless confidentiality is 
requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be 
released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

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

JOB- Advocacy Specialist, UNIFEM Project in Southern Caucasus, Deadline June 18

Posted by: Yelena Kudryavtseva <yelena.kudryavtseva(a)undp.org>
Posted: 8 Jun 2005


JOB- Advocacy Specialist, UNIFEM Project in Southern Caucasus, Deadline June 18

Job Title: Advocacy Specialist
Duty Station: Baku, Azerbaijan
Section/Unit: United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), UNIFEM 
Regional project "Women for Conflict Prevention and Peace-Building in the 
Southern Caucasus"
Duration of Employment: 11 months

Background:

In all three countries of the Southern Caucasus - Armenia, Azerbaijan, and 
Georgia - there exists a situation of "no-war-no-peace".  While there has 
been a number of bilateral and multilateral peace building processes, women 
and women's issues have not been incorporated into the discussions. To 
address this, in 2001, UNIFEM launched a regional project -"Women for 
Conflict Prevention and Peace Building in the Southern Caucasus" (2001 - 
2006).  Targeting the conflicts within the Southern Caucasus, the project 
started mobilizing women's organizations in the three countries around 
peace-building and conflict resolution, facilitating the creation of "women 
for peace" coalitions in each country, laying the groundwork for 
people-to-people diplomacy between those most affected by the conflicts.

In coordination with these coalitions, UNIFEM has supported raising 
awareness and building capacity in local communities, particularly among 
youth, on gender, conflict resolution and peace building. Over the past four 
years, the project has launched a series of public information, advocacy, 
and awareness-raising activities. As a result, there has been significant 
mobilization at community level, particularly with youth groups, around UN 
Security Council Resolution 1325 and Convention on the Elimination of All 
Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).  The UNIFEM-supported 
networks are increasingly using media and local institutions to raise 
awareness of UN SCR1325 and CEDAW in relation to peace building issues.  Key 
to achieving these objectives has been the development of a "Conflict, 
Gender and Peace Building" curriculum, which was adopted at universities in 
all three countries in 2003 and expanded to additional institutions of 
higher education in 2004.  Additionally, the project has supported the 
creation of national and regional journals on "Women's Appeal for Peace" 
which highlight the work, challenges and needs of women and women's NGOs.

The experiences and knowledge gained from the advocacy work to date needs to 
be better understood and shared with partners within and outside of the 
Southern Caucasus. Further, based on lessons learned and successful 
practices, a cohesive and harmonized advocacy strategy is needed to guide 
the project and partners over the next two years in disseminating the 
messages of gender equality, and the promotion of a culture of peace. The 
strategy mainly aims at up scaling and unifying existing advocacy activities 
and products in each country under a larger, harmonised advocacy umbrella.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), and 
within the portfolio of UNIFEM's Regional Programme Office for the CIS, the 
Advocacy Specialist will be responsible for streamlining the advocacy work 
of the UNIFEM project. Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for:

 - Conducting a desk-top assessment of advocacy tools and messages developed 
   by the project and others working on gender and conflict in the region;
 - Consult with UNIFEM project partners and those working in the field of 
   gender and conflict, to discuss advocacy needs, capacities and tools;
 - Meet with local media to determine strategies and opportunities for 
   improved dissemination of advocacy messages supported under the project;
 - Based on the above consultations and review of advocacy tools and 
   strategies, and in coordination with the project team, assist in
revision of 
   the advocacy strategy so as to ensure an up-scaled, regionally-unified, 
   harmonised advocacy message on women's human rights and UNSCR 1325 in all 
   three countries. The strategy must address both the regional and national 
   level needs of the project;
 - In consultation with the CTA, provide the project team and partners with 
   necessary guidance and advice on implementation of the advocacy strategy;
 - Assist the team and partner NGOs in developing the project-supported 
   Knowledge Products - such as Regional and National "Women for Peace" 
   Journals; gender and peace education modules; CEDAW and UNSCR 1325 modules, 
   etc. - ensuring that the products are conveying messages which are 
   regionally relevant, and which are of high quality.
 - Support improved communication and information exchange among the 
   project-supported "Southern Caucasus Regional Coalition -Women for Peace";
 - Identifying and supporting opportunities for the UNIFEM-supported women 
   for peace networks in the three countries to link to larger regional and 
   global processes, and to more effectively utilize media and local 
   institutions to raise awareness on WHRs and UNSCR 1325;
 - Support CTA and NPCs in producing monitoring and evaluation reports on 
   the progress of the project. In particular, in reporting on key, catalytic 
   aspects of the project's work;
 - In coordination with the CTA, UNIFEM CIS and UNIFEM HQ, support the 
   development of a methodology for monitoring the project's work around 
   mainstreaming gender through the PRSPs and MDGs in the three countries;
 - Work in partnership with counterparts in the UNIFEM CIS and UNIFEM HQ 
   offices, ensuring appropriate information exchange and replication of
UNIFEM 
   advocacy messages throughout the CIS; updating of intra and website, and 
   providing information and reports to UNIFEM CIS and HQ, as is necessary.

Qualifications and skills:

 - Graduate degree in social sciences, with focus on information/journalism 
   considered an asset;
 - Three to five years of relevant professional experience.
 - Expertise in gender;
 - Experience working with media, and in preparation of advocacy strategies 
   and campaigns;
 - Excellent analytical, research, writing and communication skills;
 - Fluent (written and spoken) in English and Russian;
 - Knowledge of Southern Caucasus region considered an important asset
 - Capacity to work with tolerance and respect with groups and individuals 
   with differing background, politics and/or ethnicities/nationalities;
 - Previous employment experience with international organisations or 
   government agencies is an asset;
 - Computer skills (Windows programs, MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point, 
   e-mail, Internet).

Interested Candidates should submit their CV and cover letter in English to 
Sabina Mamedova (Sabina.mamedova(a)undp.org) not later than June 18, 2005.

JOB- Farsi and Uzbek Linguists Needed, Washington DC Area (for US Citizens)

Posted by: Shane Reppert <Shane(a)MLSolutions.com>
Posted: 8 Jun 2005


JOB- Farsi and Uzbek Linguists Needed, Washington DC Area (for US Citizens)

Seeking Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Uzbek, Chinese, Indo-Malay, and Thai linguists 
for positions in Washington, DC area.

There are various openings for linguists with skill in each of the 
languages. The contract term is 12 months beginning August 2005. The job 
location is Washington, DC. Individuals selected for these positions would 
be responsible for conducting foreign language research on current affairs 
and client-specified topics and translating relevant documents.

Requirements:

1. Advanced writing/translating skills in English and the foreign language.
2. Advanced computer and Internet proficiency.
3. U.S. citizenship.
4. If not current residents of the Washington, DC area, willingness to 
   relocate for minimum of 12 months.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send an email to 
Shane(a)MLSolutions.com with an indication of the relevant foreign language in 
the subject line providing the following:

1. complete contact information,
2. salary requirements, and
3. a detailed resume.

JOB- Program Officer/Director, Social Science Research Council, NY City

Posted by: Holly Danzeisen <danzeisen(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 7 Jun 2005


JOB- Program Officer/Director, Social Science Research Council, NY City

Program Officer/Director
International Research Collaboration

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) seeks a Program Officer/Director 
to complement its existing staff in promoting international research 
collaboration in the social sciences. The SSRC is a not-for-profit 
organization devoted to the advancement of social knowledge bearing on 
public issues. Since 1923 it has led innovation in research and encouraged 
interdisciplinary scholarship. This position builds on SSRC's long-standing 
commitment to building international scientific networks and supports new 
initiatives aimed at better understanding the intellectual and institutional 
potentials and constraints for collaborative research in the social sciences.

The Officer/Director will develop and oversee a number of research 
initiatives in partnership with SSRC staff across a variety of program 
areas. Applicants are encouraged to consult the Council's website at 
www.ssrc.org to learn more about current emphases. Responsibilities include, 
but are not limited to: planning new activities and projects, consulting 
with a wide range of scholars located in different countries and regions, 
fundraising and communications with donors, coordinating logistics for 
special events, and communicating with a variety of constituencies 
throughout the world, using print publications and electronic media as well 
as face-to-face contacts. The incumbent will also be expected to manage 
program budgets and provide leadership to other staff.

The best qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in the Social Sciences, 
expertise in at least one and preferably two world regions through research, 
teaching or organizational work, as well as 3-5 years of experience in 
planning and implementing scholarly events and related activities. While we 
are interested in all regions of the world, expertise in Asia would be 
particularly welcome. Applicants must have excellent speaking and writing 
skills in English, fluency in at least one additional language, and capacity 
to use electronic communications and information technologies effectively.

Annual salary will be commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits 
include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym reimbursement; 
outstanding pension plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and 
sick leave; and more. Provisions are made for professional staff to continue 
their development as professional social scientists while at the Council.

Interested applicants should send a detailed letter describing their 
background and interest in SSRC, their Curriculum Vitae, a relevant writing 
sample and the names of three professional colleagues who can serve as 
references. Applications may be submitted either by mail or electronically 
by e-mail.  The Council has no citizenship requirements for employees and 
seeks qualified candidates from all national backgrounds.

Applications may be sent electronically to:

applications(a)ssrc.org
(Please indicate "International Research Collaboration" in the subject line.)

Applications may also be sent by mail to:

International Research Collaboration
Human Resources Department
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
USA

Social Science Research Council Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB- OSCE-Programme Coordinator, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Leslie Smith <LSmith(a)paegroup.com>
Posted: 2 Jun 2005


JOB- OSCE-Programme Coordinator, Almaty, Kazakhstan

PAE Government Services is seeking qualified US-citizen applicants for a 
Programme Co-ordinator position in Almaty, Kazakhstan with the OSCE.

This position requires fluency in English as well as in Kazakh or Russian 
and requires 6 years of professional experience in the following areas: 
project management, the administration of human resources, and 
implementation of programs concentrating on the fields of legislation, 
politico-military dimension and economic/environmental issues.

For more information on this vacancy, go to:

http://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id=2044.

If you possess the basic requirements and wish to apply, please fill out an 
application at www.pae-react.com and enter the vacancy number: VNKAZS00002 
(using zeroes, not the letter O.)

Green card holders and citizens of other OSCE participating states wishing 
to apply should do so directly with their Foreign Ministry.

Leslie Smith
PAE Government Services, Inc.
Director of Recruiting, REACT Project
Web: http://www.pae-react.com

JOB- Int'l Consultant for Regional Development Strategy Formulation, UNDP, Tashkent

Posted by: Center for Economic Research <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 1 Jun 2005


JOB- Int'l Consultant for Regional Development Strategy Formulation, Tashkent

Sustainable Income Generation Regional Development Strategy

Terms of Reference:

Programme title: Sustainable Income Generation
Programme number: UZB/01/001
Position: International Consultant for Regional Development Strategy 
formulation
Duty Station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Expected duration: June 20 - August 31, 2005

Application Deadline: June 11, 2005

1. Background:

UNDP has been one of the major partners of the Government of Uzbekistan and 
other national stakeholders in bringing its corporate knowledge, experience 
and expertise, and applying that for Uzbekistan both at the policy level and 
the grass-roots level.

Since 1998 UNDP has supported initiatives related to creating a more 
enabling environment for developing the SME and micro-finance sector, 
including capacity building of local NGO's implementing micro-loan 
activities and providing support to emerging micro and small businesses. 
UNDP continues it support in introducing and piloting various alternative 
decentralized income generating schemes and initiatives in cooperation with 
local authorities, community based organizations, micro and small 
enterprises, with particular focus on rural development.

Success with such kind of pilots enabled UNDP to promote further policy 
dialogue and support government in policy formulation and in implementing of 
national medium term strategy of improving living standards as well as 
decentralized local development strategies, programmes and initiatives.

In line with current decentralization reforms carried out in the country, 
during the coming years UNDP plans to support national and regional 
authorities in elaborating Regional Development Strategies for selected 
regions of the country.

These strategies shall be based on the concept of human development and 
incorporate MDGs on regional/local level. They shall also provide 
considerable input into and be essential element of the Poverty Reduction 
Strategy Paper (PRSP) that is currently being developed by the Government of 
Uzbekistan with assistance of UNDP and other international organizations. 
Based on these strategies UNDP is planning to launch later Area Based 
Development Programmes in those respective areas.

The process of the preparation of the strategy would involve:

 - capacity building at national and regional level in regional policy 
   analysis and formulation;
 - building more effective partnership and promoting dialogue between 
   national and regional authorities, local development partners, creating 
   consensus on regional development agenda

The product - strategy - is expected to be endorsed and adopted by local 
authorities and used in policy formulation process, in elaboration of some 
regional and local initiatives by central, regional and local authorities 
and development partners, particularly by UNDP in developing and launching 
Area-Based Development programmes in regions aimed at income generation and 
employment creation.

2. Overall Objective:

A team of International and Local Consultants is expected to elaborate 
Regional Development Strategies for selected regions of the country. First 
of these strategies are to be developed for Kashkadarya and Bukhara regions.

International Consultants will be expected to assist the national RDS team 
throughout the process, but specifically at two stages:

 - in conceptualizing the Strategy, finalizing the methodology and guiding 
   the strategy formulation process;
 - in finalizing and editing the final version of the Strategy reports.

In line with the above, International Consultants are expected to carry one 
mission to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and carry out considerable amount of 
deskwork prior to and after the mission.

3. Outputs and Objectives

At the first stage the team of International Consultants is expected to 
review the first draft of the RDS report, study the methodology used and 
provide considerable comments on the methodology and the report.

On the second stage the team of International Consultants is expected to 
carry out a mission to Uzbekistan in order to:

 - extensively consult with RDS Local Consultant team members, UNDP, central 
   and local authorities and other partners;
 - participate in the meeting, aimed to bring together all of the team 
   members, and provide local consultants with vision on the approach to RDS 
   elaboration;
 - participate in discussion of the report with the stakeholders in the 
   regions in order to advocate the concept and vitality of the strategy;
 - discuss conceptual approaches and prepare a concept note, reflecting 
   vision for RDS and methodological approaches to be applied in the
process of 
   elaboration;
 - produce methodological framework for the strategy elaboration and 
   formulation process;

At the third stage the team of International Consultants is expected to:

 - contribute in drafting, proof reading and editing the English version of 
   the reports;
 - develop the Follow-up plan of action, including suggestion for 
   replication of the RDS elaboration in other regions of the country.
   Contacts with international consultants will be maintained via e-mail.

4. Tentative Scheme

The suggested tentative timeline assumes there will be one mission related 
to the exercise during the first decade of July. Considerable amount of 
deskwork required prior to and after the mission.


5. Qualifications:

The International Consultant should have a strong academic background, 
particularly in the areas of regional/local development strategic planning 
and decentralization/administrative reform. He/she must have solid 
experience in analysis and formulation in one of the following areas: local 
or regional economic development; decentralization and administrative 
reforms; social development (healthcare, education) and gender issues; 
fiscal administration on local level and tax reform. The candidate must have 
a strong understanding of the regional specifics and environment.

a. Prior experience in NIS countries is an advantage.
b. Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
c. Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English. 
   Working knowledge of Russian or Uzbek is an advantage.
d. Detail oriented, able to meet deadlines and able to prioritize multiple 
   tasks.
e. Strong interpersonal skills, results orientation, ability to work under 
   pressure.

6. Contact Address:

Interested candidates should send their latest Curriculum Vitae by [June 11, 
2005] indicating details of their relevant experience to:

Mr. Bakhodir Ganiev
National Coordinator for Regional Development Strategy
E-mail: sigp.uz(a)buzton.com
Cc: Bakhodir.ganiev(a)buzton.com
Tel: (+998 71) 140-05-15
Fax: (+998 71) 140-05-13

JOB- Academic Leader in Socio-Cultural Anthropology or History, Bilim Central Asia, Almaty

Posted by: Tatyana Yarkova <tyarkova(a)bilim.kz>
Posted: 31 May 2005


JOB- Academic Leader in Socio-Cultural Anthropology or History, Almaty

The Education Development Center - "Bilim Central Asia" in Almaty, 
Kazakhstan seeks candidates for the position of Academic Leader in 
Socio-cultural Anthropology or History, with the starting date October 1, 2005.

Application deadline: July 1, 2005

The Education Development Center - "Bilim Central Asia" is a non-profit 
organization consisting of three projects: Educational Advising Center 
(EAC), Educational Policy Analyses Center (EPAC), and Central Asian Resource 
Center (CARC). The NGO activities are aimed at providing higher and 
secondary educational policy analyses, consultancy services, and developing 
social sciences in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

The academic leader will work under a Director to develop a number of 
activities, for example: training workshops in innovative teaching and 
curriculum development; newsletters and information gathering to assist 
access to information and ideas throughout the region; development of 
discipline specific summer schools; and the building of academic networks 
and professional associations. Candidates will be Central Asian, who have 
either a western degree or considerable western academic experience; a PhD 
or equivalent; some knowledge and understanding of new teaching and 
curriculum development methods; teaching or training experience; and have 
excellent command of English and Russian.

Job Specifications:

The Academic Leader will be responsible for the development and 
implementation of the strategic plan for their discipline area as agreed 
upon with the Board, Director and Program Manager.

More specifically, he/she will be expected to perform the following:

 - Develop ideas and projects for the development of the discipline
 - Either include such ideas for internal funding, or seek external funding 
   (or matching funding) as the Board agrees
 - Seek and provide access to information on new content, ideas, books, or 
   other relevant information connected with their discipline area
 - Share in the writing of a newsletter providing the above information and 
   ideas
 - Develop and maintain a network of professional associates throughout 
   Central Asia Develop and maintain a network of faculties/departments in the 
   relevant discipline throughout Central Asia
 - Develop and maintain a network of academic colleagues and institutions in 
   relevant places overseas (e.g. CEU, HESP support institutions et al) in 
   co-operation with the Director
 - Develop and maintain materials appropriate for teaching and curriculum 
   design
 - Develop and deliver training workshops to Central Asian faculty in 
   discipline content, teaching methods and curriculum design
 - Develop and maintain contacts with colleagues in other relevant 
   International Organizations in Central Asia in co-operation with the
Director
 - Provide information and support for research ideas and initiatives
 - Develop and maintain core course readers in the relevant discipline
 - Collect and disseminate relevant core curricula
 - Develop, organize and/or teach Summer Schools

The candidates are encouraged to apply electronically, quoting the job title 
on subject line and attaching a cover letter explaining their interest in 
the job and a CV with the list of referees to email address 
vmanzorova(a)bilim.kz by July 1, 2005.

Tatiana Yarkova
Academic Leader in Sociology
Central Asian Resource Centre
Abylai-khan 65, kv. 12
Almaty 050004
Kazakhstan
Tel/fax: +7-3272-597618

JOB- OSCE Positions in Kyrgyzstan for Russian-Speaking US Citizens

Posted by: Leslie Smith <LSmith(a)paegroup.com>
Posted: 26 May 2005


JOB- OSCE Positions in Kyrgyzstan for Russian-Speaking US Citizens

PAE Government Services is seeking qualified US-citizen applicants for 
anticipated jobs in Kyrgyzstan with the OSCE. Positions will require 
professional level Russian language skills and could concentrate on any of 
the following areas: political reporting/analysis, project implementation 
and management, legal advising, human rights and economic and environmental 
affairs.

To apply, please fill out an application at www.pae-react.com. PAE will post 
any vacancies it is authorized to nominate for on the Job Opportunities link 
of this same site. To then apply for specific vacancies, simply put the 
vacancy number into the application where prompted.

Citizens of other OSCE participating states wishing to apply should do so 
directly with their Foreign Ministry.

Leslie Smith
PAE Government Services, Inc.
Director of Recruiting, REACT Project

Web: www.pae-react.com

JOB- Director of Social Research Ctr., American University-Central Asia, Bishek

Posted by: Emil Juraev <ejuraev(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 24 May 2005


JOB- Director of Social Research Ctr., American University-Central Asia, Bishek

American University - Central Asia
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Position: Director of Social Research Center

Social Research Center of the American University - Central Asia is an 
interdisciplinary research unit of the University, aiming to develop 
research activities across areas of teaching and training at AUCA. It is 
also aimed to promote research-oriented partnerships and networks of the 
University in the country, region and beyond. Director of SRC will lead the 
Center in its work, in consultation with Management Team.

Qualifications:

 - Master's Degree or above in any discipline of social sciences. Degrees 
   obtained from Western Universities preferred.
 - Minimum 2 years of experience required in project management and research.

Responsibilities:

 - Administration of the Social Research Center
 - Supervision/management of research projects
 - Fundraising for research projects.

Skills:

 - Strong project managerial skills
 - Strong fund-raising skills
 - Strong analytical, writing and presentation skills
 - Strong communication/negotiation skills
 - Ability to work under pressure and manage unexpected situations
 - Ability and willingness to work equally successfully both independently 
   and in team
 - Fluency in English and Russian
 - Fluency in Kyrgyz language an asset
 - Good computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, computer management 
   skills).

Required Documents:

 - CV in English
 - Unofficial copies of academic diplomas, certificates
 - Two references (names and contact information)
 - Cover letter in English (identifying candidate's relevant work experience 
   and academic background).

Salary:

According to the level of qualifications, amount will vary between $350-450

Deadline:

The applications should be submitted by June 22, 2005.

Send applications, and make queries, by e-mail to cew(a)mail.auca.kg or mail to:

American University-Central Asia
Room 233, Main Building
Abdumomunova 205
Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Tel: 66 40 89

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

Posted by: Vicken Cheterian <vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 23 May 2005


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

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

Starting: September 1, 2005

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

 - Provide 4 hour weekly classes on genres of journalism, and practical 
   training on post-graduate level;
 - Organize workshops on media topics addressing the training needs of 
   mid-career professionals;
 - Coordinate the photojournalism course with the rest of the media activities;
 - Direct and carryout research on the media sector in the region.

The ideal candidate should have:

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

The salary for the position is equivalent to a management salary in CIS 
countries. The post is considered for at least 12 months.

To apply before deadline July 20, 2005, send:

 - Your CV;
 - Sample articles

To Lusine Toroyan at lusine(a)caucasusmedia.org

For more information about the position, contact Fredrik Wadstrom: 
fredrik(a)caucasusmedia.org

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

CALL FOR PERFORMERS- Seeking Central Eurasian Musicians for Concerts in US

Posted by: Helen Faller <hmfaller(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 23 May 2005


CALL FOR PERFORMERS- Seeking Central Eurasian Musicians for Concerts in US

Seeking Central Eurasian performers interested in playing concerts in the 
United States.

Interested parties should send an email message to 
helen(a)centraleurasianculture.com with complete contact information, a 
description of their instruments and the music they play, salary 
requirements, and, if possible, WAV. files containing one or more work samples.

All applicants will receive a response.

Best wishes,

Helen Faller
E-mail: helen(a)centraleurasianculture.com

JOB- SCOUT Program Coordinator, HESP/OSI, Bishkek, Deadline May 31

Posted by: Bermet Tursunkulova <bermet13(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 20 May 2005


JOB- SCOUT Program Coordinator, HESP/OSI, Bishkek, Deadline May 31

The Academic Fellowship Program Central Asia and Mongolia of International 
Higher Education Support Program/Open Society Institute in cooperation with 
Soros Foundation - Kyrgyzstan is seeking for a qualified candidate for the 
following position:

Position title: Support for Community Outreach and University Teaching
                (SCOUT) Program Coordinator
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Starting: July 1, 2005

The SCOUT program is designed to assist the alumni of Edmund S. 
Muskie/Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Program in sharing the 
benefits of the training and experience received through their graduate 
study in the US with the academic and professional institutions and 
community in their home countries. The Program offers financial, 
methodological, institutional and informational support to Muskie/FSA alumni 
who are interested in teaching in institutions of higher education. The 
SCOUT Program receives its funding from the Department of State, Bureau of 
Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States of America and the Open 
Society Institute and is administered by Academic Fellowship Program jointly 
with OSI's Network Scholarship Program.

Position summary:

SCOUT Program Coordinator will report to the AFP Central Asia and Mongolia 
Regional Manager and SCOUT Senior Program Manager. The Coordinator will be 
responsible for the overall administration and coordination of the SCOUT 
Program in Central Asia and other general AFP CAM program issues.

Main responsibilities

Essential duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

 - Support of the program goals through outreach to scholarly, policy, 
   diplomatic communities
 - Coordinate Program activities with Regional Manager
 - Advise SCOUT Program Manager on the development and promotion of the 
   program in their respective regions
 - Administer SCOUT Program in the region including publicity, recruitment, 
   selection, and placement of Program fellows
 - Advise Program fellows on all aspects of the SCOUT Program: general 
   program policies, procedures, selection and evaluation, benefits & 
   remuneration. 
 - Plan and develop activities for the Program fellows and support the 
   participation of Program fellows in international events for professional 
   development
 - Be responsible for the financial administration of the program

Profile/Required qualifications

 - Western University Degree at Master's level in education, public 
administration, social studies/humanities and /or other relevant discipline
 - At least 2 years of experience in administration, preferably in 
   international organizations
 - Fluency in Kyrgyz and Russian, knowledge of other regional languages is 
   an advantage
 - Excellent knowledge of English
 - Excellent program management and planning skills
 - Good written/verbal/communication and reporting skills
 - Good computer skills
 - Ability to travel regionally and internationally

Candidates may apply for the position by sending curriculum vitae and cover 
letter to the following email with the message title "SCOUT Program 
Coordinator" to Gulnur Esenalieva, gulnur(a)soros.kg.  Only short-listed 
candidates will be interviewed.

Deadline: May 31, 2005 COB

JOB- Finance Coordinator, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Dushanbe

Posted by: AKHP Communications Office <communications(a)akhp.org>
Posted: 17 May 2005


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture Humanities Project for Central Asia

Vacancy Notice:

Position: Finance Coordinator
Institution: Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Humanities Project for Central Asia
Location: Dushanbe
Closing Date: May 30th, 2005

The Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP), part of the Aga Khan Trust for 
Culture, invites applications for the position of Finance Coordinator. The 
incumbent will perform accounting work and assist in financial management 
for 2 AKHP offices in Dushanbe and Bishkek under direct supervision of 
Finance Manager. The position will be based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

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. 
Further information on AKHP is available at 
http://www.akdn.org/humanities/Humanity.htm.

Responsibilities:

 - Enter the financial records into Access data-base;
 - Ensure the accuracy of documentation supporting each record;
 - Initiate correspondence to verify data and obtain additional information 
   on financial documentation;
 - Enter the financial records to EUR accounting software;
 - Reconcile general ledger accounts;
 - Follow up the receivables / payables accounts; ensure the timely 
   repayment of loans / advances taken from / by AKHP;
 - Assist with the fiscal year-end and fixed asset accounting;
 - Assist in preparation of budgets and financial reports for the Project;
 - Establish and implement systems for regular payments such as salaries, 
   taxes, rent, etc;
 - Finalise Travel Justification Reports by AKHP staff / consultants / 
   volunteers;
 - Provide support in accounting and cash management for AKHP sub-office in 
   Bishkek; check expenditure reports submitted by sub-office;
 - Advise AKHP staff / consultants / volunteers on questions of AKHP 
   financial procedures, salaries, reimbursement of travel expenses and others;
 - Arrange international payments;
 - Supervise work of Cashier;
 - Perform other duties as per Finance Manager's instructions.

Requirements:

 - Minimum experience in finance / accounting for 2 years preferably with 
   international NGO;
 - Excellent knowledge of Excel and Access;
 - Strong attention to detail;
 - Intermediate English language skills.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm Monday, May 30th, 2005. All 
applications will be considered confidential.

Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter and two 
recommendation letters to AKHP office, 75 Tolstoy Street (behind the Tajik 
State Pedagogical University), or email to: communications(a)akhp.org. Please 
put in the subject: Finance Coordinator.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only 
short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Communications and Public Relations Office
Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Humanities Project for Central Asia
75 Tolstoy Street
Dushanbe 734000
Tajikistan

Email: communications(a)akhp.org
Office Tel: (992-372) 24-58-23
Office Fax: (992-372) 51-01-28
Web: http://www.akdn.org/humanities/Humanity.htm

JOB- Resource Centre Manager, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Dushanbe

Posted by: AKHP Communications Office <communications(a)akhp.org>
Posted: 17 May 2005


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture Humanities Project for Central Asia

Vacancy Notice:

Position: Resource Centre Manager
Institution: Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Humanities Project for Central Asia
Location: Dushanbe
Closing Date: May 30th, 2005

The Resource Centre Manager is responsible for the day-to-day running and 
upkeep of the open access to AKHP Resource Centre. The position will be 
based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

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. 
Further information on AKHP is available at 
http://www.akdn.org/humanities/Humanity.htm.

Responsibilities:

 - Manage all property in the RC
 - Develop and maintain a database of all materials in the RC
   Ensure that the cataloguing system used in the RC meets the highest and
most 
   logical standards
 - RC Budget and expanses plan
 - Order and purchase materials for the RC
 - Trouble shoot computer related problems with IT coordinator.
 - Supervise and train RC staff and Interns
 - Regularly coordinate with the faculty and administration
 - Collaborate and exchange information with other Resource Centres and 
   international organizations and agencies around Tajikistan as well as 
   outside of it.

Requirements:

 - A Baccalaureate degree in Humanities
 - Experience of managing and working in Resource Centre or Library
 - Good verbal and written communication skills in Russian and English
 - Proficient in using MS office, Excel, Access, working with database and 
   comprehensive knowledge in understanding and using internet
 - Ability to work in an international environment

The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm Monday, May 30th, 2005. All 
applications will be considered confidential.

Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter and two 
recommendation letters to AKHP office, 75 Tolstoy Street (behind the Tajik 
State Pedagogical University), or email to: communications(a)akhp.org. Please 
put in the subject: Resource Centre Manager.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position.  Only 
short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Communications and Public Relations Office
Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Humanities Project for Central Asia
75 Tolstoy Street
Dushanbe 734000
Tajikistan

Email: communications(a)akhp.org
Office Tel: (992-372) 24-58-23
Office Fax: (992-372) 51-01-28
Web: http://www.akdn.org/humanities/Humanity.htm

JOB- Regional Director of Finance and Administration, Eurasia Foundation, Tbilisi

Posted by: Adama Wilson <akwilson(a)eurasia.org>
Posted: 11 May 2005


The Eurasia Foundation (EF), an international non-profit organization 
supporting the development of civil society and private enterprise in the 
countries of the former Soviet Union, seeks a Regional Director of Finance 
and Administration for the Caucasus.  This position is based out of Tbilisi, 
Georgia.

Under the supervision of the Regional Vice President for the Caucasus, this 
person is responsible for EF s financial operations in the region as well as 
ensuring the accuracy of financial records, monitoring compliance with EF 
policies and procedures, applicable local laws, regulations, and donor 
provisions.  This person also provides strategic assistance to the Regional 
Vice President on matters related to financial and administrative management 
as well as providing training and capacity building for the finance and 
administrative staff in all EF offices in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Qualifications:

 - Degree in finance, accounting or business management, strong computer 
   skills including familiarity with accounting software programs (preferably 
   SUN systems) and database management.
 - Supervisory, training and field experience required.
 - Good oral and written communications skills are necessary.
 - English and Russian language skills required.
 - Knowledge of US government rules and regulations highly desirable.

For more information, please see www.eurasia.org.

Send resumes to resumes(a)eurasia.org with Regional Director of Finance and 
Administration in the subject line.

JOB- Urdu and Baluchi Instructors Needed, Multilingual Solutions, Inc.

Posted by: Shane T Reppert <Shane(a)MLSolutions.com>
Posted: 10 May 2005


Urdu and Baluchi language instructors needed urgently.  Native speakers with 
teaching qualifications and experience preferred.

Interested candidates should contact the address below and include "Urdu 
instructor" or "Baluchi instructor" in the subject line of their email.

Shane T. Reppert
Vice President/Senior Project Manager
MultiLingual Solutions, Inc.
Web: www.MLSolutions.com
Tel: 301.424.7444, 800.815.1964
Mobile: 202.421.6787
Fax: 301.424.8021, 800.815-4756
E-mail: Shane(a)MLSolutions.com

JOB- Advocacy Specialist, UNIFEM Project on Southern Caucasus, Baku

Posted by: Yelena Kudryavtseva <yelena.kudryavtseva(a)undp.org>
Posted: 6 May 2005


Full description of the post can be found at:

http://www.unifemcis.org/index.html?id"

Job Title: Advocacy Specialist

Duty Station: Baku, Azerbaijan

Section/Unit: United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
UNIFEM Regional Project "Women for Conflict Prevention and Peace-Building in 
the Southern Caucasus"

Duration of Employment: 11 months

Application deadline: 20 May 2005

Short description:

The experiences and knowledge gained from the advocacy work to date in the 
frameworks of the UNIFEM project needs to be better understood and shared 
with partners within and outside of the Southern Caucasus.  Further, based 
on lessons learned and successful practices, a cohesive and harmonized 
advocacy strategy is needed to guide the project and partners over the next 
two years in disseminating the messages of gender equality, and the 
promotion of a culture of peace. The strategy mainly aims at up scaling and 
unifying existing advocacy activities and products in each country under a 
larger, harmonised advocacy umbrella for the whole region.

Qualifications and skills:

 - Graduate degree in social sciences, with focus on information/journalism 
   considered an asset;
 - Three to five years of relevant professional experience.
 - Expertise in gender;
 - Experience working with media, and in preparation of advocacy strategies 
   and campaigns;
 - Excellent analytical, research, writing and communication skills;
 - Fluent (written and spoken) in English and Russian;
 - Knowledge of Southern Caucasus region considered an important asset
 - Capacity to work with tolerance and respect with groups and individuals 
   with differing background, politics and/or ethnicities/nationalities;
 - Previous employment experience with international organisations or 
   government agencies is an asset;
 - Computer skills (Windows programs, MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point, 
   e-mail, Internet).

Interested Candidates should contact:
Sabina Mamedova at Sabina.mamedova(a)undp.org

Applications should be submitted by 20th May 2005.

Full description of the post can be found at:

http://www.unifemcis.org/index.html?id"

JOB- Deputy Director, IREX-Azerbaijan, Baku

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 4 May 2005


Title: Deputy Director
Reports To: Chief of Party, IREX/Azerbaijan
Position Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Position contingent upon funding and candidate approval by USAID.  Position 
open to expatriate candidates.

About IREX:

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is an international 
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. Through 
training, partnerships, education, research, and grant programs, IREX 
develops the capacity of individuals and institutions to contribute to their 
societies. For more information, please visit <www.irex.org>.

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks applicants for the position of Deputy Director. His/her services 
will be solicited on a full-time basis to help 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 Deputy Director will support the Chief of Party in directing 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:

 - Support the Chief of Party in managing the Strengthening Azerbaijan Civil 
   Society Program including: planning and implementing program strategy; 
   hiring and overall supervision of local staff; generating programmatic and 
   financial reports for USAID; and managing office operations.
 - Work with the Chief of Party to 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.
 - Collaborate with IREX's implementing partners to coordinate efforts and 
   share program results.

Qualifications:

 - 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, community-based organizations, and international donors.
 - Extensive grants management experience, especially with small- and 
   medium-sized NGOs.
 - A minimum of three 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.
 - Strong knowledge of the political, economic, and social issues in 
   Azerbaijan, regional experience, and proficiency in a local language
preferred.
 - A willingness to travel extensively within Azerbaijan.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

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

No phone calls please.

JOB- Grants Manager, IREX-Azerbaijan, Baku

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 4 May 2005



Title: Grants Manager
Reports To: Chief of Party, IREX/ Azerbaijan
Position Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Position contingent upon funding and candidate approval by USAID. Position 
open to expatriate candidates.

About IREX:

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

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks applicants for the position of Grants Manager. His/her services 
will be solicited on a full-time basis to work on 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 program will awards grants of various amounts to local NGOs and will 
require close financial guidance and oversight. Duties for this position 
include:

 - Developing systems for and overseeing the disbursement of funds to 
   subgrantees and monitoring of subgrantee financial management.
 - Assessing the financial management capabilities of local NGOs and 
   designing relevant training plans for them.
 - Providing guidance and training to subgrantees in financial management 
   procedures throughout the course of their projects.

Qualifications:

 - Strong grants management experience, particularly working with grassroots 
   NGOs.
 - Knowledge of US government financial regulations and the ability to 
   transfer this information to subgrantees in an effective manner.
 - Extensive experience developing effective management systems regarding 
   the disbursement of grant funds and monitoring subgrantees.
 - At least three years experience in a financial or grants management 
   position.
 - A willingness to travel extensively within Azerbaijan.
 - Strong knowledge of the political, economic, and social issues in 
   Azerbaijan, regional experience, and proficiency in a local language
preferred.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

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

No phone calls please.

EOE

JOB- Regional Director, IREX Education Programs Division, Caucasus

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 4 May 2005


Title: Regional Director, Caucasus
Position Location: Baku, Tbilisi, and Yerevan
Eligibility: Open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents

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

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks a regional director for its Education Programs Division for 
programs in the Caucasus.

General Qualifications:

 - Minimum 5 years experience in an international environment planning, 
designing and implementing training, exchange, and educational development 
programs; *Experience with and interest in basic and higher education 
development, international exchanges, and continuing education programs;
 - Knowledge of and experience with project design, grant management, 
proposal development, and budgeting;
 - Excellent interpersonal, systems, and communication skills;
 - Ability and willingness to travel extensively;
 - Supervisory skills;
 - Experience living and working in Eurasia, preferred; and
 - Knowledge of Russian and/or local languages.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Via e-mail to: resumes(a)irex.org, (Please include EPD/RB/05-05 in the subject 
line)
Fax: (202) 628-8189

No Phone Calls Please

Website: www.irex.org

JOB- Training Coordinator, IREX-Azerbaijan, Baku

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 4 May 2005


Title: Training Coordinator
Reports To: Chief of Party, IREX/ Azerbaijan
Position Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Position contingent upon funding and candidate approval by USAID. Position 
open to expatriate candidates.

About IREX:

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

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks applicants for the position of Training Coordinator. His/her 
services will be solicited on a full-time basis to work on 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.

IREX seeks a training coordinator to develop and oversee all 
training-related activities to strengthen grant recipients in all aspects of 
civil society development. Main duties for this position include:

 - Assessing the capabilities of local NGOs and designing or overseeing the 
   design of innovative, targeted training plans to meet their needs.
 - Monitoring skill development of NGOs and coordinating follow-on training 
   as needed.
 - Managing local training providers included in the program.
 - Carrying out TOT sessions to build the capacity of local trainers or 
   training providers as needed.

Qualifications:

 - Strong background in civil society development programs and knowledge of 
   the civil society sector in Azerbaijan.
 - Extensive training background in NGO capacity building, advocacy, and 
   building cross-sectoral partnerships.
 - At least two years experience managing training programs.
 - A willingness to travel extensively within Azerbaijan.
 - Strong knowledge of the political, economic, and social issues in 
   Azerbaijan, regional experience, and proficiency in a local language
preferred.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

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

No phone calls please.

JOB- Researcher on Uzbekistan, Human Rights Watch, Tashkent, Deadline May 27

Posted by: Europe and Central Asia Division <eca(a)hrw.org>
Posted: 27 Apr 2005


F/T Position Available:

Researcher on Uzbekistan
Europe & Central Asia Division
(Tashkent Office)
Deadline for Applications: May 27, 2005

Since its founding in 1978, Human Rights Watch has become the largest 
U.S.-based international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization, 
known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, 
its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in 
changing the human rights-related policies of the U.S., other influential 
governments, and international institutions.

Description:

The Researcher will be based in HRW's Tashkent field office and monitor and 
investigate human rights developments in Uzbekistan, in order to publicize 
and curtail human rights abuses through writing and advocacy.  
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, taking testimony on 
human rights violations; writing reports, newsletters, and press statements 
on human rights concerns; bringing human rights violations to the attention 
of the governments of Uzbekistan, the United States, E.U. and OSCE member 
states, and international organizations; working with local groups and 
activists; expanding contacts with government officials and human rights 
groups in Uzbekistan and in other Central Asian states and Russia, the 
media, and international organizations based in the region, such as the 
OSCE, the United Nations, and international financial institutions; and 
developing strategies together with Human Rights Watch's New York, 
Washington, Moscow, and Brussels offices for putting pressure on Uzbekistan 
to curb abuses.

Qualifications:

The successful applicant will have an advanced degree in law, international 
relations, regional studies, journalism, or a related field; several years 
of human rights experience, ideally in Central Asia; and a demonstrated 
commitment to international human rights. The Researcher will be based in 
Tashkent, Uzbekistan and should be prepared to travel extensively in-country 
and occasionally to Moscow and New York for consultations.  He or she should 
have a very good command of Russian and, preferably, Uzbek; excellent 
writing and communications skills; and a background in related regional 
studies.  The position is available in mid-August 2005, subject to funding.

Salary and Benefits:

Human Rights Watch seeks exceptional candidates and offers competitive 
compensation and generous employer-paid benefits. HRW will pay reasonable 
relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work 
authorization. 
PLEASE APPLY BY MAY 27, 2005 (no calls or email inquiries, please) by 
emailing a letter of interest, resume, references, and a brief, unedited 
writing sample to eca(a)hrw.org.

Alternatively, applications may be sent to:

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

Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

JOBS- Seeking Editor & Co-Author for English-Uzbek/Uzbek-English Dictionary

Posted by: Ulugbek Isakov <ulugbek_hrc(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 22 Apr 2005


This dictionary is being written under the project of "ILMUZIYO" in 
cooperation with Peace Corps, with the support of "Yangi asr avlodi" 
Publishing House.

The dictionary consists of vocabulary part with examples for each word, 
irregular nouns (appendix 1), irregular verbs (appendix 2), abbreviations 
(appendix 3) and synonym-antonym list (appendix 4).

1. Editor Position

Main Responsibilities:

 - to edit the dictionary

Essential Qualifications and Skills:

 - good knowledge of English and Uzbek
 - Advanced computer skills (Word)

Working place:

 - we send you the dictionary by internet in word.doc form and you work in 
   your home, office, etc.

Benefit:

 - 5% of circulation according to Uzbek scale

2. Co-Author Position

Main Responsibilities:

 - to write English examples for words of the dictionary

Essential Qualifications and Skills:

 - good knowledge of English and  Uzbek
 - Advanced computer skills (Word)

Working place :

 - we send you the dictionary by internet in word.doc form and you work in 
   your home, office, etc.

Benefit:

 - 5% of circulation according to Uzbek scale

To see an examples of entries from the dictionary, or to apply for either 
position, please contact Ulugbek Isakov at ulugbek_hrc(a)yahoo.com.

JOB- Project Managers, Swiss Cooperation Office, Tajikistan

Posted by: Aida Aidakyeva <aida.aidakyeva(a)sdc.net>
Posted: 21 Apr 2005


The Swiss Cooperation Office, representing the Swiss Agency for Development 
and Cooperation (SDC) in Tajikistan, invites applications for the following 
positions:

Project Managers

 - for "Access to Justice and Judicial Reform" Project
 - for "Assistance in Human Rights Treaty Reporting" Project
 - for "Penal Reform Initiatives" Project

The Project "Access to Justice and Judicial Reform" is funded by SDC and 
aimed at supporting national governmental and non-governmental actors in 
Tajikistan in promotion of access to justice, legal and judicial reform. The 
Project is to enter into its Main Phase with the duration from July 2005 to 
December 2007.

The Project "Assistance in Human Rights Treaty Reporting" is funded by SDC 
and aimed at supporting national governmental and non-governmental actors in 
Tajikistan in compiling human rights reports to the UN treaty bodies. The 
Project is in its Phase II with the duration from September 2004 to December 
2006.

The Project "Penal Reform Initiatives" is funded by SDC and aimed at 
supporting national governmental as non-governmental actors in Tajikistan in 
their efforts to reform Tajikistan's prison system and humanize its penal 
policy. The Project is in its Main Phase, which started in January 2004 and 
ends in December 2006.

Program Managers are positioned, at the time, within a SDC-Project 
Implementation Unit (under the Swiss Cooperation Office) and assisted by 
Project Assistants, together with a team of administrative staff. He/ she 
will report eventually to the Country/ Deputy Country Director.

Main Responsibilities:

 - Management of the Projects in line with the Project Documents (and their 
   Log-frames) as well as with their Yearly Plans of Operation
 - Communication of the respective projects objectives to the governmental 
   and non-governmental institutions, donors and international organizations 
   (potential partners)
 - Support to and supervision of partner-organisations in the implementation 
   of their specific projects (planning, reporting, identification of training 
   needs, etc.)
 - Monitoring of partner's projects
 - Implementation of 'sub-project activities' (with the support of Project 
   Assistants)
 - Provision of expert-assessment of partners' activities (draft laws, 
   concepts, books, training material, etc.)
 - Reporting to SDC (incl. Swiss Cooperation Office)
 - Other responsibilities according to the Projects' and SDC's needs

Essential Qualifications and Skills:

 - University degree in Law, International Relations, or other Social Sciences
 - Four years of professional experience with at least 2 years of project 
   implementation experience (similar experience with international 
   organizations is a strong advantage, preferably with a development agency)
 - Good knowledge on situation of civil society in Tajikistan and on access 
   to justice, or on human rights, or on prison reform-issues incl. Tajik penal 
   policy
 - Good organizational, communication, analytical and writing skills
 - Good administrative skills
 - Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
 - Excellent knowledge of English, Tajik, Russian
 - Ability to work independently and to manage staff, excellent social 
   competence
 - Ability to work under tight deadlines, set priorities and perform 
   multiple functions

Working Conditions and Benefits:

 - Work primarily in Dushanbe, readiness for field trips
 - Salary and social benefits package according to Swiss Cooperation 
   Office's scale

Deadline:

Interested candidates if possessing above mentioned qualifications and 
skills should submit their CVs with cover letters (plus photo) 
electronically to: dushanbe(a)sdc.net <mailto:ganjina.azizova(a)sdc.net>  
Please, consult the website www.swisscoop.tj for detailed information on 
Switzerland's development activities in Tajikistan and especially on those 
above mentioned three programs.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 6 May 2005, at 17:00. Only 
short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

The Swiss Cooperation Office is an equal opportunities employer and does not 
discriminate on the ground of age, race, sex, sexual orientation or physical 
disability.

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