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5. Job Opportunities
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JOB- Teaching Positions, American University-Central Asia, Bishkek

Posted by: Nikolay Biarslanov <nbiars(a)mail.auk.kg>
Posted: 7 Feb 2006


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

The American University - Central Asia (AUCA) is looking to fill several 
Teaching positions in the American Studies Department, Cultural Anthropology 
and Archeology Department, English Language Department, International and 
Comparative Politics Department, Journalism Department, Sociology Department 
in the Fall 2006 semester.

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

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

Students from all of Central Asia as well as from many other parts of the 
world constitute the strongly international community of the university.  
You may learn more about AUCA by visiting its website at http://www.auca.kg/.

Deadline for applications: March 3, 2006

I. The American Studies Department seeks qualified international applicants 
   to fill two teaching positions in any of the following academic 
   specializations, to begin Fall 2006:

 - American history,
 - American literature,
 - American society and culture,
 - American politics and government.

Job Qualifications:

 - Education: Applicant must hold graduate degree(s) in the relevant area(s) 
   (MA/PhD)
 - English language / computer skills: Excellent command.
 - Teaching language - English.

Preferred length of contract is two years.

Hiring preference will be given to applicants with academic qualifications 
to teach coursework in society and culture and in politics and government.

Teaching load is four courses per semester, according to departmental need, 
including thesis supervision.

Applicants should email a letter of application, C.V. and the names and 
email addresses of three referees to Professor M. W. McRae, Head, Department 
of American Studies, AUCA, mcrac(a)mail.auca.kg.

II. The Cultural Anthropology and Archeology Department seeks qualified 
    international applicants to fill one teaching position, to begin Fall 2006.

Job Qualifications:

 - Education: PhD in Cultural Anthropology
 - Teaching experience: at least three years at the university
 - English language / computer skills: Excellent command.
 - Teaching language - English.

Courses to be taught and the other sorts of teaching load:

 - Anthropology of Economics and Globalization
 - Applied Anthropology (medical, development, environmental)
 - Anthropological Linguistics
 - Ethnographic Studies of North America
 - Contemporary Anthropological Thought

Recommended Commitment to the Position - at least two years

E-mail address of the Departmental Contact Person: dyikanbaeva_a(a)mail.auca.kg

III. The English Language Department seeks qualified international 
     applicants to fill three teaching positions, to begin Fall 2006.

Job Qualifications:

 - Education: MA/PhD in English Language Teaching/Literature/Cultural 
   Studies from the US University.
 - Teaching experience: at least 2 years at the university.
 - English language / computer skills: Excellent command.
 - Teaching language - English.

Courses to be taught:

 - Composition 1,
 - Composition 2,
 - Conversational English,
 - Advanced Academic English

Recommended commitment to the position - at least one year.

With any questions about the position, please write to Nurilla Sharshekeeva 
at nurilla(a)mail.auca.kg

IV. The International and Comparative Politics Department seeks qualified 
    international applicants to fill two teaching positions, to begin Fall
2006. 
    The title of vacancy and starting date: assistant professor or higher,
Fall 
    2006.

Job Requirements:

 - Education: preferably a western PhD; Master's degree in exceptional cases
 - Teaching experience: at least 2 years
 - English language / computer skills: Excellent command.
 - Teaching language - English.
 - Teaching areas: Comparative Politics and any one other political science 
   field
 - Other desirable skills: administrative, organizing

Recommended Commitment to the Position - at least two years

E-mail address of the Departmental Contact Person: ejuraev(a)mail.auca.kg

The title of vacancy and starting date: assistant professor or higher, Fall 
2006.

Job Qualifications:

 - Education: preferably a western PhD; Master's degree in exceptional cases
 - Teaching experience: at least 2 years
 - English language / computer skills: Excellent command.

Teaching language - English.
Teaching areas: Comparative Politics, and Political Theory or Public 
Administration.

Other desirable skills: administrative, organizing
Recommended Commitment to the Position - at least two years

E-mail address of the Departmental Contact Person: ejuraev(a)mail.auca.kg

V. The Journalism Department seeks qualified international applicants to 
   fill three teaching positions, to begin Fall 2006.

Two candidates with the following qualifications:

 - Education: Western MA or Ph.D in Mass Communication/ Journalism
 - Experience: 3 years of pedagogical experience at higher education 
   institution, practical experience in media writing is desirable.

Language of Instruction: English only
Teaching load: up to 4 courses per semester

Courses to be taught:

 - Introduction to Mass Communication (100)
 - Theories of Mass Communication (400)
 - Research Methods in Mass Communication/Media Studies (300) Mass Media and 
   Society (300)
 - Newswriting Skills I and II (200)
 - Honor Thesis Seminars (400)
 - International Communication (300)

One candidate with the following qualifications:

 - Education: Western MA or Ph.D in Public Relations and Advertising/Mass 
   Communications
 - Experience: 3 years of pedagogical experience at higher education 
   institution, practical experience in PR activities is desirable.

Language of Instruction: English only
Teaching load: up to 4 courses per semester

Courses to be taught:

 - Introduction to PR and Adverting (100)
 - Public Relations and Adverting Skills (200)
 - Public Relations and Advertising Campaigns (300)
 - Research in PR and Advertising. (300)

Administrative skills desirable for potential leadership position.
Recommended commitment to the position - at least two years

With any questions about the position, please write to Satybaldieva Elmira 
at: satybaldieva_e(a)mail.auca.kg

VI. The Sociology Department seeks qualified international applicants to 
fill one teaching position, to begin Fall 2006.

Job Qualifications:

 - Education: Master/PhD in Sociology
 - Teaching experience: at least three years at the university
 - English language / computer skills: Excellent command.

Teaching language - English.
Courses to be taught and the other sorts of teaching load: courses with 
specialization in Political Economy
Recommended Commitment to the Position - at least two years

With any questions about the position, please write to Ibraeva Gulnara at: 
soc(a)mail.auca.kg

To make the process more efficient, we ask the interested colleagues at 
first to submit their CV by email to the respective Department and 
nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg by the deadline of March 3, 2006A. In the CV, please 
include your areas of academic interest and a list of courses you have 
taught or could teach. After a pre-selection based on the CV, a number of 
candidates will be asked to submit all or some of the following: letter of 
interest, sample syllabi, reference contacts, and go through interviews.

Deadline for CV submission: Friday, March 3, 2006

Submit CVs to: Nikolay Biarslanov at nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg and to the 
respective Department.

Queries: to the respective department.

JOB- Uyghur-English Translators for US Government Office

Posted by: Open Source Center <SaoriL(a)rccb.osis.gov>
Posted: 1 Feb 2006


JOB- Uyghur-English Translators for US Government Office

Uyghur Translators Wanted

U.S. government office seeks experienced Uyghur-English contract translators.

Successful candidates must be able to translate and summarize written Uyghur 
into good, idiomatic English.  The job requires the ability to read Arabic, 
Latin and Cyrillic scripts of Uyghur, and to have a solid understanding of 
China's political system and Islam.

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

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

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

JOB- Academic Writing Teaching Positions, OSI Summer School, Istanbul, July/August 2006

Posted by: Alex Irwin <AIrwin(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 24 Feb 2006


JOB- Academic Writing Teaching Positions, OSI Summer School, Istanbul

Call for English Academic Writing Teachers for Summer School in Istanbul, 
Turkey, July/August 2006

Submission deadline: March 13, 2006

The Open Society Institute (OSI) is currently recruiting up to eight 
teachers of academic writing in English to teach a month-long course at the 
Network Scholarship Programs (NSP) Pre-Academic Summer Program in Istanbul, 
July 17 - August 11, 2006.  Instructors will be expected to arrive in 
Istanbul by July 12 for three days of preparation before the start of the 
school (July 13, 14, 15).  The summer school is a program of the Open 
Society Institute's Network Scholarship Programs, based in New York and 
Budapest.  The summer school is aimed at improving the competitiveness and 
preparedness of NSP scholarship finalists from Central Asia, the Caucasus, 
and the Middle East who will shortly be departing for graduate academic 
programs in the UK or US.  The curriculum will involve an integration of 
academic writing courses with intensive seminar-style social science courses.

The Open Society Institute is calling for experienced teachers of academic 
writing in English to submit a letter of interest, CV, and sample syllabus 
for an intensive 3.5 week course in academic writing.  Please note that 

final syllabi and assignments will be worked out during the pre-school 
preparation in cooperation with the Social Science instructors.  Preference 
will be given to individuals with significant experience teaching and/or 
studying in a western graduate program and also have experience 
living/teaching in the participants' region (Central Asia, the Caucasus, the 
Middle East).  Due to budgetary considerations, preference will also be 
given to those who are able to travel inexpensively and conveniently from 
the region to the summer school.

OSI is also recruiting for the position of Director of Studies (DOS) for 
Academic Writing.  The position involves managerial and administrative 
oversight of academic writing instructors and curriculum in conjunction with 
the Director of Studies for Social Sciences.  The DOS does not teach a 
course.  Applicants should indicate in their cover letter if they are 
interested in this position.

Participants in the summer school will take one academic writing course (2 
hours a day, 4 days a week) and two social science courses (1.25 hours a day 
each, 3 days a week).  Academic Writing instructors will work closely with 
Social Science instructors during the pre-program preparation to coordinate 
their course approach and writing/research assignments.  Each course is 
expected to have no more than 12 students.  The expected total number of 
students attending the summer school is 100.  Students attending the summer 
school will be entering graduate programs in a range of disciplines, 
including law, social work, social and political theory, international human 
rights law, theory and practice of human rights, international economic 
theory, gender studies, philosophy, sociology, and development studies.

Duration and number of courses: Instructors will teach one course lasting 
3.5 weeks.  The total number of classes will be 12, with the three last days 
of the program set aside for instructors to grade projects and work closely 
with social science instructors on final student evaluations.

Teaching hours: Approximately 2 teaching hours per day for four-days a week 
per course, plus a required minimum of 2 hours a day for student consultations.

Additional responsibilities: Instructors will be called upon to assist with 
extra-curricular activities and special events during the course of the 
summer school.  They are also encouraged to conduct evening lectures or 
facilitate presentations that orient students to graduate school in the US 
and UK.

Remuneration: Instructors will receive $900 USD/week, 100 USD a day for 
pre-program training, round-trip travel to Istanbul, and accommodation.

Applicants should submit syllabi and CV electronically to 
NSPSummerSchool(a)sorosny.org, or by mail to NSP Summer School, Network 
Scholarship Programs, Open Society Institute, 400 West 59th Street, New 
York, NY, 10019, USA.

For more information about the Open Society Institute please visit: 
www.soros.org, and for the Network Scholarship Programs: 
www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship.

Submission deadline: March 13, 2006.

JOB- Social Science Teaching Positions, OSI Summer School, Istanbul

Posted by: Alex Irwin <AIrwin(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 23 Feb 2006


JOB- Social Science Teaching Positions, OSI Summer School, Istanbul

Call for Social Science Instructors for English Academic Writing Summer 
School in Istanbul, Turkey, July/August 2006

Submission deadline: March 13, 2006

The Open Society Institute (OSI) is currently recruiting up to six social 
science instructors to teach month-long courses at the Network Scholarship 
Programs (NSP) Pre-Academic Summer Program in Istanbul, July 17 - August 11, 
2006.  Instructors will be expected to arrive in Istanbul by July 12 for 
three days of preparation before the start of the school (July 13, 14, 15).  
The summer school is a program of the Open Society Institute's Network 
Scholarship Programs, based in New York and Budapest.  The summer school is 
aimed at improving the competitiveness and preparedness of NSP scholarship 
finalists from Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Middle East who will 
shortly be departing for graduate academic programs in the UK or US.  The 
curriculum will involve an integration of academic writing courses with 
intensive seminar-style social science courses.

The Open Society Institute is calling for interested social science 
instructors with graduate level teaching experience to submit a letter of 
interest, CV, and a sample syllabus for an intensive 3 week course involving 
ten 1.25 hour sessions.  Please note that submitted syllabi are meant to 
provide an outline of the proposed course only - final syllabi, and 
assignments, will be worked out during the pre-school preparation in 
cooperation with the Academic Writing instructors.  Preference will be given 
to individuals with significant experience teaching and/or studying in a 
western graduate program and also have experience living/teaching in the 
participants' region (Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East).  Due to 
budgetary considerations, preference will also be given to those who are 
able to travel inexpensively and conveniently from the region to the summer 
school.  Applicants may submit up to three course proposals.

OSI is also recruiting for the position of Director of Studies for Social 
Sciences.  The position involves the same teaching requirements as other 
social science instructors, but includes managerial and administrative 
oversight of social science instructors and curriculum in conjunction with 
the Director of Studies for Academic Writing.  Applicants should indicate in 
their cover letter if they are interested in this position.

Students attending the summer school will be entering graduate programs in a 
range of disciplines, including law, social work, social and political 
theory, international human rights law, theory and practice of human rights, 
international economic theory, gender studies, philosophy, sociology, and 
development studies.  Preference will be given to course proposals that 
assist in preparing students for these areas of study, and to courses that 
focus on open society related subjects such as the democratic/electoral 
process, media studies, gender studies, minority issues, human rights, 
social/community activism.  Courses should prepare students for an 
interactive graduate classroom, with an emphasis on critical thinking, class 
discussion, oral presentations and debate.   Specialized courses are also 
needed in preparing students for American LLM programs, and in curriculum 
development for junior faculty coming to the US on exchange programs.


Participants in the summer school will take one academic writing course (2 
hours a day, 4 days a week) and two social science courses (1.25 hours a day 
each, 3 days a week).  Social Science instructors will work closely with 
Academic Writing teachers to coordinate their course approach and 
writing/research assignments.  Each course is expected to have no more than 
16 students.  The expected total number of students attending the summer 
school is 100.

Duration and number of courses: Instructors will teach two 1.25 hour 
sessions of the same course, 3 days a week, for the approximate 3.5 week 
duration of the program.  The total number of class days will be 10, with 
the three last days of the program set aside for instructors to grade 
projects and work with academic writing instructors on final student 
evaluations.

Teaching hours:  Approximately 2.5 teaching hours per day (1.25 hours for 
each session, with the same session taught twice a day) for three days a 
week, plus a required minimum of 2 hours a day for student consultations.

Additional responsibilities:  Instructors may be called upon to do general 
lectures in their field or facilitate presentations that orient students to 
graduate studies in the US and UK.

Remuneration:  instructors will receive $900 USD/week, 100 USD a day for 
pre-program training, round-trip travel to Istanbul, and accommodation.

Applicants should submit syllabi and CV electronically to 
NSPSummerSchool(a)sorosny.org, or by mail to NSP Summer School, Network 
Scholarship Programs, Open Society Institute, 400 West 59th Street, New 
York, NY, 10019, USA.

For more information about the Open Society Institute please visit: 
www.soros.org, and for the Network Scholarship Programs: 
www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship.

Submission deadline: March 13, 2006.

JOB- USAID/CAR Project Management Specialist, Tajikistan, Deadline March 8

Posted by: Sayora Khalimova <skhalimova(a)usaid.gov>
Posted: 23 Feb 2006


JOB- USAID/CAR Project Management Specialist, Tajikistan, Deadline March 8

Position Vacancy Announcement

Announcement No: 05/2006
Opening Date: 02/22/06
Closing Date: 03/08/06
Position Title: Project Management Specialist, FSN-10
Who May Apply: All Host Country Nationals
Office: USAID/CAR, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Major Duties:

Under the general administrative supervision of the USAID/CAR Country 
Representative, Tajikistan, the incumbent performs a variety of independent 
complex research, reporting, activity monitoring, and analytical duties:

 - monitors progress-to-date of ongoing projects in business development, 
   including  agribusiness, business education, agriculture, water, energy and 
   related projects;
 - maintains effective liaison and contact with Office of Economic Growth 
   (OEG) USAID-funded contractors and grantees working in Tajikistan,
providing 
   support and advice as appropriate;
 - coordinates administration of projects by overseeing and evaluating the 
   contractors' and/or grantees' performance, acceptability of project 
   reporting, project progress including timeliness in meeting commitments and 
   scheduled completion date, and other related management activities;
 - ensures that grantee- and/or contractor-related requests are properly 
   conveyed to supervisors and relevant Cognizant Technical Officer;
 - directly responsible for a variety of complex research of qualitative and 
   quantitative nature, reporting, contract monitoring, and analytical duties;
 - conducts research in a specified area of project development requiring 
   independent analysis and interpretation;
 - monitors host government and other donor activity in areas related to 
   USAID programs in Tajikistan;
 - tracks host government legislation and policies, and assesses their 
   impact on various USAID-funded programs;
 - researches assigned subjects in a variety of published and unpublished 
   local sources, preparing written and oral reports;
 - maintains and regularly updates briefing, monitoring and background 
   materials on relevant ongoing USAID Economic Growth (EG) programs in 
   Tajikistan, and related sector-specific material relating to USAID 
   programming in Tajikistan;
 - manages meeting schedules for EG representatives on activities in 
   Tajikistan and coordinates support services for visitors from USAID/CAR/EG 
   and USAID/Washington as appropriate, provides translation and interpreting 
   services as needed;
 - participates in briefings for visiting USAID officials from Washington, 
   Almaty and elsewhere on recent developments on EG activities in Tajikistan;
 - maintains liaison and good working relationships with public and private 
   sector host country officials in areas related to USAID programming through 
   participation in meetings, seminars, receptions and similar types of 
   activities with various government, private sector and non-governmental 
   representatives;
 - other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications/Selection Criteria:

Note:

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with 
specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  The successful 
applicant must fully meet the minimum qualification requirements.

Possession of a university degree in Business Administration and/or 
Agricultural Economics is required, Master's preferred.  A minimum of four 
years of progressively responsible work experience in the field, which 
demonstrates increasing responsibility for managing, analyzing, 
coordinating, and guiding significant analytical and project management 
efforts.  Ideally, one year of experience should be with an organization 
with direct experience in working with the U.S. Government.  Private sector 
experience is highly desirable.  Advanced educational preparation may be 
substituted for an equivalent portion of the work experience.  Level IV 
(Fluent) in both written and spoken English, Tajik and Russian are required. 
 An in-depth knowledge of economic, political, social, and cultural 
characteristics of Tajikistan, specifically including business development, 
energy, and agriculture, is required.  A thorough understanding of the 
development prospects, potential, priorities, and resources of the Republic 
is essential.  Advanced planning and programming skills are required.  The 
ability to identify, locate, analyze, and evaluate relevant data.  The 
ability to organize and present program information in appropriate written 
and oral formats.  Proficient practical knowledge of computer applications 
is required.

To Apply:

Final applications must be received in USAID/CAR/Tajikistan Country Office, 
10 Pavlov St., Dushanbe, 734003, Tajikistan; Tel: 10-992-372-210-348 or in 
the USAID/CAR/Almaty, Management Services (E-mail: per.almaty(a)usaid.gov) by 
COB Wednesday, March 08, 2006.  A copy of the Position Description is 
available in USAID/CAR/ Tajikistan Country Office.

JOB- Seeking Tajik and Kyrgyz Interpreters, ASET International

Posted by: Conference Project Manager <live(a)asetquality.com>
Posted: 22 Feb 2006


JOB- Seeking Tajik and Kyrgyz Translators, ASET International

ASET International, a premier language services agency seeks:

Tajik<>English
Kyrgyz<>English

Consecutive interpreters

To work for one week in the Washington, DC, area this fall. The topic is 
religion.

Send us your resume and let us know how much you charge per day, please. All 
expenses will be paid.

Contact us at: live(a)asetquality.com

ASET team
Web: www.asetquality.com

JOB- Instructorship in West Asian Human Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder

Posted by: Tim Oakes <Toakes(a)colorado.edu>
Posted: 21 Feb 2006


JOB- Instructorship in West Asian Human Geography, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder

Colorado, Boulder 80309-0260

The University of Colorado at Boulder Department of Geography seeks to fill 
a two-year full-time Instructorship with a regional specialization in West 
Asia.  West Asia is understood to include the states of Central and 
Southwest Asia, including Iran and Turkey, as well as the regions of the 
Arab Middle East that have strong historical or contemporary connections to 
Asia.  Specialty area interests are open, but should complement those of 
current faculty in Geography and Asian Studies.  Strong background in the 
history, cultures, and languages of the region is essential.  The position 
is currently grant-funded, but there is a possibility of renewal or 
consideration for tenure-track.  Teaching load is two courses per semester, 
and will include rotation into the large introductory human geography 
classes, courses in the applicant's specialty area, and graduate courses.  
Starting salary $45,000 plus full benefits.  Ph.D. is required at the time 
of appointment.

The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality 
in education and employment.

Send letter of application including statement of teaching and research 
interests, evidence of teaching ability, curriculum vita, and three letters 
of recommendation by 15 March, 2006 to:

Tim Oakes, Chair, West Asia Search Committee
Department of Geography
University of Colorado at Boulder, 260 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0260
USA

Information about the Department of Geography and the Center for Asian 
Studies is available at www.colorado.edu/geography and www.colorado.edu/cas.

JOB- Teaching Positions in Software Engineering, American University-Central Asia, Bishkek

Posted by: Nikolay Biarslanov <nbiars(a)mail.auk.kg>
Posted: 10 Feb 2006


JOB- Teaching Positions in Software Engineering, AUCA, Bishkek

The American University - Central Asia (AUCA)is looking to fill several 
positions to start in the Fall 2006 semester.

Application Deadline: March 3, 2006

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

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

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

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

The Software Engineering department of AUCA is accepting applications for 
the following two positions (beginning in the Fall 2006 semester)

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

Responsibilities:

 - Teaching courses in undergraduate Software Engineering (similar to an 
   American bachelor's of science in computer science), in English or Russian
 - Supervision of undergraduate research projects

Qualifications:

The applicant should have a PhD in computer science or an MS and industrial
experience, and be comfortable with object-oriented design.  The applicant
should be prepared to teach introductory programming, object-oriented
design, programming languages, research methods, and senior-level software
engineering.  The department uses Java and C++ in its curriculum.

Assistant Department Head (Head of Software Engineering)

Responsibilities:

 - Leadership and administration of the Software Engineering department, 
   including the planning and development of the department to bring it to the 
   next level
 - Teaching undergraduate courses, and supervision of undergraduate research 
   projects

Qualifications:

The applicant should have a PhD in computer science, or an MS and industrial 
experience.  Experience in organizational leadership and administration is 
highly desired, as is teaching experience.  The applicant must speak English 
or Russian (both are desired).

With any questions regarding the positions, please feel free to reply to 
Andrew Predoehl, Interim Assistant Department Head, Natural Sciences and 

Information Technology Department at: predoehl_a(a)mail.auca.kg

Note for all applicants:

Teaching load is four courses per semester, according to departmental need, 
including thesis supervision. Salary is based on degree(s) and teaching 
experience. Limited transportation and accommodation assistance may be 
available.

To make the process more efficient, we ask the interested colleagues at 
first to submit their CV by email to Andrew Predoehl, Department Chair and 
to Nikolay Biarslanov, Assistant to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs 
at: nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg by the DEADLINE of MARCH 3, 2006. In the CV, please 
include your areas of academic interest and a list of courses you have 
taught or could teach. After a pre-selection based on the CV, a number of 
candidates will be asked to submit all or some of the following: letter of 
interest, sample syllabi, reference contacts, and go through interviews.

JOB- Uzbekistan Country Director, Eurasia Foundation, Deadline March 5

Posted by: Jeff Erlich <jeff(a)eurasia.uz>
Posted: 9 Feb 2006


JOB- Uzbekistan Country Director, Eurasia Foundation, Deadline March 5

The Eurasia Foundation, a privately managed, nonprofit grantmaking 
organization funded by USAID and private donors, is accepting applications 
for the position of Uzbekistan Country Director.

Under the supervision of the Regional Vice President, the Country Director 
serves as the Eurasia Foundation's representative, decision-maker, and 
spokesperson in the country. Candidates should have appropriate management 
experience in the former Soviet Union; fluency in English and Russian or 
Uzbek; An advanced degree or equivalent experience in a field related to 
civil society, private enterprise or public administration; and practical 
experience in program design and oversight, fundraising, and financial 
management.

Please send an e-mail explaining why you are an appropriate candidate to 
resumes(a)eurasia.org. Please attach your resume, and write "Uzbekistan 
Country Director" in the message subject line.

Deadline is March 5, 2006.

More information on EF can be found at www.efcentralasia.org.

JOB- Managing Editor, Transitions Online, Deadline February 23

Posted by: Jeremy Druker <drukerj(a)tol.org>
Posted: 7 Feb 2006


JOB- Managing Editor, Transitions Online, Deadline February 23

Transitions Online (TOL) is seeking a managing editor for its award-winning 
Internet magazine covering Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the 
former Soviet Union. The position will entail:

 - Overseeing commissioning, scheduling, copy editing, and publishing of 
   articles
 - Planning the editorial calendar, in cooperation with other TOL editors
 - Overseeing the editorial budget
 - Coordinating TOL's network of contributors and recruiting new writers
 - Planning and holding regular editorial meetings
 - Supervising work of editorial staff, interns
 - Reporting to management about editorial long-range and short-range plans 
   and goals
 - Editing articles for publication, often from non-native speakers
 - Responding to submission queries
 - Writing occasionally TOL's weekly editorial
 - Contributing to TOL's training initiatives
 - Contributing to grant reports and grant applications

Candidates must be willing to start work in April. They need not be native 
English speakers, but must be able to edit and write to native English 
levels. At least five years of editing experience and detailed knowledge of 
TOL's coverage region are required. Russian-language skills, particularly 
the ability to edit and translate Russian-language texts into English, are a 
major advantage.

TOL (www.tol.org) will arrange a work permit and health insurance, and the 
position includes five weeks of vacation. Candidates should send a CV and a 
one-page letter of interest that outlines their reasons for applying and 
experience to <jobs(a)tol.org>).

Application deadline is February 23.

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

Posted by: Nikolay Biarslanov <nbiars(a)mail.auk.kg>
Posted: 7 Feb 2006


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

The American University - Central Asia (AUCA) is looking to fill several 
Teaching positions in the American Studies Department, Cultural Anthropology 
and Archeology Department, English Language Department, International and 
Comparative Politics Department, Journalism Department, Sociology Department 
in the Fall 2006 semester.

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

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

Students from all of Central Asia as well as from many other parts of the 
world constitute the strongly international community of the university.  
You may learn more about AUCA by visiting its website at http://www.auca.kg/.

Deadline for applications: March 3, 2006

I. The American Studies Department seeks qualified international applicants 
   to fill two teaching positions in any of the following academic 
   specializations, to begin Fall 2006:

 - American history,
 - American literature,
 - American society and culture,
 - American politics and government.

Job Qualifications:

 - Education: Applicant must hold graduate degree(s) in the relevant area(s) 
   (MA/PhD)
 - English language / computer skills: Excellent command.
 - Teaching language - English.

Preferred length of contract is two years.

Hiring preference will be given to applicants with academic qualifications 
to teach coursework in society and culture and in politics and government.

Teaching load is four courses per semester, according to departmental need, 
including thesis supervision.

Applicants should email a letter of application, C.V. and the names and 
email addresses of three referees to Professor M. W. McRae, Head, Department 
of American Studies, AUCA, mcrac(a)mail.auca.kg.

II. The Cultural Anthropology and Archeology Department seeks qualified 
    international applicants to fill one teaching position, to begin Fall 2006.

Job Qualifications:

 - Education: PhD in Cultural Anthropology
 - Teaching experience: at least three years at the university
 - English language / computer skills: Excellent command.
 - Teaching language - English.

Courses to be taught and the other sorts of teaching load:

 - Anthropology of Economics and Globalization
 - Applied Anthropology (medical, development, environmental)
 - Anthropological Linguistics
 - Ethnographic Studies of North America
 - Contemporary Anthropological Thought

Recommended Commitment to the Position - at least two years

E-mail address of the Departmental Contact Person: dyikanbaeva_a(a)mail.auca.kg

III. The English Language Department seeks qualified international 
     applicants to fill three teaching positions, to begin Fall 2006.

Job Qualifications:

 - Education: MA/PhD in English Language Teaching/Literature/Cultural 
   Studies from the US University.
 - Teaching experience: at least 2 years at the university.
 - English language / computer skills: Excellent command.
 - Teaching language - English.

Courses to be taught:

 - Composition 1,
 - Composition 2,
 - Conversational English,
 - Advanced Academic English

Recommended commitment to the position - at least one year.

With any questions about the position, please write to Nurilla Sharshekeeva 
at nurilla(a)mail.auca.kg

IV. The International and Comparative Politics Department seeks qualified 
    international applicants to fill two teaching positions, to begin Fall
2006. 
    The title of vacancy and starting date: assistant professor or higher,
Fall 
    2006.

Job Requirements:

 - Education: preferably a western PhD; Master's degree in exceptional cases
 - Teaching experience: at least 2 years
 - English language / computer skills: Excellent command.
 - Teaching language - English.
 - Teaching areas: Comparative Politics and any one other political science 
   field
 - Other desirable skills: administrative, organizing

Recommended Commitment to the Position - at least two years

E-mail address of the Departmental Contact Person: ejuraev(a)mail.auca.kg

The title of vacancy and starting date: assistant professor or higher, Fall 
2006.

Job Qualifications:

 - Education: preferably a western PhD; Master's degree in exceptional cases
 - Teaching experience: at least 2 years
 - English language / computer skills: Excellent command.

Teaching language - English.
Teaching areas: Comparative Politics, and Political Theory or Public 
Administration.

Other desirable skills: administrative, organizing
Recommended Commitment to the Position - at least two years

E-mail address of the Departmental Contact Person: ejuraev(a)mail.auca.kg

V. The Journalism Department seeks qualified international applicants to 
   fill three teaching positions, to begin Fall 2006.

Two candidates with the following qualifications:

 - Education: Western MA or Ph.D in Mass Communication/ Journalism
 - Experience: 3 years of pedagogical experience at higher education 
   institution, practical experience in media writing is desirable.

Language of Instruction: English only
Teaching load: up to 4 courses per semester

Courses to be taught:

 - Introduction to Mass Communication (100)
 - Theories of Mass Communication (400)
 - Research Methods in Mass Communication/Media Studies (300) Mass Media and 
   Society (300)
 - Newswriting Skills I and II (200)
 - Honor Thesis Seminars (400)
 - International Communication (300)

One candidate with the following qualifications:

 - Education: Western MA or Ph.D in Public Relations and Advertising/Mass 
   Communications
 - Experience: 3 years of pedagogical experience at higher education 
   institution, practical experience in PR activities is desirable.

Language of Instruction: English only
Teaching load: up to 4 courses per semester

Courses to be taught:

 - Introduction to PR and Adverting (100)
 - Public Relations and Adverting Skills (200)
 - Public Relations and Advertising Campaigns (300)
 - Research in PR and Advertising. (300)

Administrative skills desirable for potential leadership position.
Recommended commitment to the position - at least two years

With any questions about the position, please write to Satybaldieva Elmira 
at: satybaldieva_e(a)mail.auca.kg

VI. The Sociology Department seeks qualified international applicants to 
fill one teaching position, to begin Fall 2006.

Job Qualifications:

 - Education: Master/PhD in Sociology
 - Teaching experience: at least three years at the university
 - English language / computer skills: Excellent command.

Teaching language - English.
Courses to be taught and the other sorts of teaching load: courses with 
specialization in Political Economy
Recommended Commitment to the Position - at least two years

With any questions about the position, please write to Ibraeva Gulnara at: 
soc(a)mail.auca.kg

To make the process more efficient, we ask the interested colleagues at 
first to submit their CV by email to the respective Department and 
nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg by the deadline of March 3, 2006A. In the CV, please 
include your areas of academic interest and a list of courses you have 
taught or could teach. After a pre-selection based on the CV, a number of 
candidates will be asked to submit all or some of the following: letter of 
interest, sample syllabi, reference contacts, and go through interviews.

Deadline for CV submission: Friday, March 3, 2006

Submit CVs to: Nikolay Biarslanov at nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg and to the 
respective Department.

Queries: to the respective department.

JOB- Uyghur-English Translators for US Government Office

Posted by: Open Source Center <SaoriL(a)rccb.osis.gov>
Posted: 1 Feb 2006


JOB- Uyghur-English Translators for US Government Office

Uyghur Translators Wanted

U.S. government office seeks experienced Uyghur-English contract translators.

Successful candidates must be able to translate and summarize written Uyghur 
into good, idiomatic English.  The job requires the ability to read Arabic, 
Latin and Cyrillic scripts of Uyghur, and to have a solid understanding of 
China's political system and Islam.

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

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

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

JOB- Conflict Analyst, Early Warning for Violence Prevention Program, Bishkek

Posted by: Early Warning Project <ew(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 27 Jan 2006


JOB- Conflict Analyst, Early Warning for Violence Prevention Program, Bishkek

The Foundation for Tolerance International announces a vacancy in the 
framework of the "Early Warning for Violence Prevention" Program for 
Conflict Analyst.

Application deadline: February 8, 2006

The 'Early Warning for Violence Prevention' Program was initiated to prevent 
violence related to political and social conflicts by creating a mechanism 
of forecasting/investigating conflicts and implementing appropriate 
preventive measures.

Short job description:

In cooperation with a second analyst and under supervision of the director 
of the Early Warning Center:

 - Gather written and oral information from the project monitors located in 
   the regions
 - Collect information on the conflict situation from various sources in 
   Bishkek (NGOs, local authorities, informal leaders, law enforcement 
   agencies, media) and cross-check obtained information
 - Select the relevant information according to the project framework and 
   analyze the information, in particular its potential for violence
 - Consider various options for mitigation of conflict/violence and 
   formulate concrete recommendations to specific potential interveners
 - Produce weekly bulletins containing information, analysis and 
   recommendations for intervention
 - Present findings and recommendations at the briefings attended by 
   representatives of civil society, state structures and international 
   organizations
 - Coach the project monitors, and provide them with training on a regular 
   basis
 - Establish contacts with informed people of civil society, state 
   structures and international organizations
 - Willingness to undertake other activities deemed necessary and with 
   respect to the above-mentioned responsibilities

Qualifications:

 - Strong analytical and research skills
 - Strong writing skills in report style - able to write to the point and to 
   formulate ideas clearly
 - Experience in research environment (government, university or NGO 
   structures)
 - Network of access to information in different sectors of society (civil 
   society, state structures)
 - Highly informed about current political situation in Kyrgyzstan - 
   Understanding of conflict analysis is desirable

 - Creative and open-minded in order to formulate practical recommendations

Requirements:

 - Proficient command of Russian, English and desirably Kyrgyz
 - Objective rendering of facts and opinions (impartial judgment)
 - Computer skills (Word, email and internet)
 - Willing to work hard in crisis situations - evening or weekend work when 
   required
 - Flexible to travel to conflict locations, if necessary

Duration: from 15 February till 31 December 2006 with possible continuation

Deadline for application: interested candidates should send their resume and 
motivation letter latest on Wednesday, 8 February to ew(a)osce-academy.net, 
addressed to Kristel Maasen, Director of the Early Warning Center. For more 
information you can contact us at 0312-542315.

More information about the program

The Early Warning for Violence Prevention Program was initiated to prevent 
violence related to political and social conflicts by creating a mechanism 
of forecasting/investigating conflicts and implementing appropriate 
preventive measures. The program is implemented by the Foundation for 
Tolerance International and supported by OSCE and UNDP. The program started 
in June 2005.

In order to closely monitor the situation in the country, the program 
created a national network of monitors selected among active members of the 
civil society and representatives of academic circles, media and law 
enforcement agencies. Overall, 35 monitors observe the situation throughout 
the country and maintain permanent communication with the Center for Early 
Warning.

The Center for Early Warning processes the information collected, prepares 
recommendations on interventions needed for violence prevention, and 
publishes a Weekly Bulletin that is disseminated to representatives of civil 
society, state structures and international organizations.

See also for more information and previously issued bulletins at www.fti.org.kg

Contact:

Foundation for Tolerance International
Center for Early Warning
Room 17 & 20, 1A Botanicheskiy per.
Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
Tel: +996 (312) 54-23-15
Fax: +996 (312) 54-23-15
E-mail: ew(a)osce-academy.net

JOB- Project Director, CIMERA Multilingual Education in Georgia Project

Posted by: Carine Bachmann <carine.bachmann(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 27 Jan 2006


JOB- Project Director, CIMERA Multilingual Education in Georgia Project

Employment Opportunity
Project Director: Multilingual Education in Georgia
Application deadline: February 7, 2006

Summary

CIMERA seeks a Project Director to lead its project "Multilingual Education 
in Georgia" (February 2006 to July 2007). The project aims at implementing a 
multilingual education model in primary schools of two regions of Georgia 
that are densely populated by ethno-linguistic minorities. The Project 
Director will be based in Tbilisi, Georgia, with frequent travels to the two 
regions of Kvemo Kartli and Samskhe Javakheti. Entry on duty: March 1st 2006.

Responsibilities:

 - Overall responsibility for the implementation of multilingual education 
   with two or three languages of instructions in pilot classes on primary 
   school level;
 - Develop teaching methodology and training material;
 - Organize training modules for teachers, conduct lesson observations, lead 
   seminars;
 - Ensure the understanding and acceptance of the project among teachers, 
   school directors, parents and community leaders;
 - Active cooperation with the Ministry of Education, lead a Steering 
   Committee composed of representatives of the authorities and other relevant 
   local and international actors; formulate recommendations for the 
   continuation of the project and its enlargement;
 - Report to CIMERA Head Office, prepare activity reports for donors;
 - Supervise and lead Georgian project staff.

Qualifications:

 - University degree in Social Science, Pedagogy, International Education or 
   other related fields;
 - Proven interest in education in multilingual settings and language policy;
 - Minimum 5 years of professional experience in project management and/or 
   teaching, including at least 2 year of field experience abroad. Work 
   experience in the area of the Former Soviet Union desirable;
 - Excellent knowledge of English and good command of Russian required, 
   other relevant languages (Georgian, Azeri, Armenian) an asset;
 - Experience in multilingual methodology an asset;
 - Diplomacy, adaptability and commitment;
 - Experience in leading teams;
 - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with 
   people of different national and cultural backgrounds;

To apply, please send a letter of motivation and CV in English to: 
carine.bachmann(a)cimera.org.

Deadline for applications: February 7, 2006

For more information contact:

Mrs Carine Bachmann, Director, CIMERA
Tel: +41 22 347 52 06
Web: www.cimera.org

Carine Bachmann
Director
CIMERA
Rue de l'Athenee 28, PO 474
1211 Geneva 12
Switzerland
Tel +41 (0)22 347 52 06
Mob +41 (0)79 510 17 93
Web: www.cimera.org

JOB- Assistant-Associate Professorships in Public Administration, KIMEP, Almaty

Posted by: Natalia Danilovich <nataliad(a)kimep.kz>
Posted: 24 Jan 2006


JOB- Ass't.-Associate Professorships in Public Administration, KIMEP, Almaty

Multiple Positions:

Assistant/Associate Professor with focus in Public Administration
Salary: Assistant Professor: US $ 30,000.00 to 40,000.00 per annum

Associate Professor: US $40,000.00 to 50,000.00 per annum
Institution: KIMEP (Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and 
Strategic Research)
Location: Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
Date posted: 01/23/2006

The Department of Public Administration invites applications for a 
tenure-track position at Assistant/Associate Professor levels with a focus 
on Public Administration. Candidates for this position should demonstrate a 
strong potential for outstanding research and be committed to excellent 
teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The appointment will 
begin August 2006. Candidates at the assistant professor level ordinarily 
should have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by that time. 
Candidates at the associate professor level must have a Ph.D. and a 
demonstrated record of ongoing research. Qualified applicants should submit 
a cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant documentation of teaching 
effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to the Chair of the 
Department of Public Administration, Dr. Aigerim Ibrayeva, Office 306, 4 
Abai Av., KIMEP, Almaty, 480100, Republic of Kazakhstan

Phone: +7 (3272) 70-43-03

E-mail: aibr(a)kimep.kz

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2006 and continue until 
position is filled.

JOB- Project Manager, Tajikistan SME Policy Project, Dushanbe, Deadline Jan. 26

Posted by: Natalya Kuznetsova <NKuznetsova(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 11 Jan 2006


JOB- Project Manager, Tajikistan SME Policy Project, Dushanbe, Deadline Jan. 26

Project Manager 
Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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. IFC, through the Private Enterprise Partnership 
(PEP), also executes a major donor-funded program of private sector advisory 
work in Eastern Europe, 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:

Tajikistan SME Policy Project. Project activities focus on 3 objectives: 
working with government to reduce the regulatory burden to business, 
conducting a nation-wide SME survey, and improving the legal awareness of 
SMEs. The Project is funded by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs 
(seco) and has been active since 2003.

The Project is working to improve business inspections practices in 
Tajikistan. Specifically, the Project is cooperating with government and the 
private sector to draft and lobby a framework Law on Inspections and to 
initiate relevant changes to the Tax Code. In addition, the Project works 
directly with regulatory agencies to improve their inspections practices. 
The Project also has a strong SME outreach component, which informs SME 
owners of their rights during the regulatory process. In the next phase, 
expected to begin September 2006, the Project will work with government to 
streamline obtaining business permits and to further improve business 
inspections, building on current achievements. The Project will also conduct 
its SME survey and prepare and publish a detailed report on findings. The 
objectives of the survey are to analyze administrative obstacles faced by 
local SMEs, to monitor the impact of reforms on the private sector, and to 
develop recommendations for improving the business environment. The Project 
will also continue its work to improve SME legal awareness, in partnership 
with other organizations.

Scope of the job: The Project Manager will lead and be accountable for all 
aspects of project operations and results.

Duties and responsibilities:

 - Lead the project team in developing and implementing recommendations to 
   government for improvement of regulatory procedures;
 - Create and oversee a detailed project workplan to meet target project 
   results. Maintain day-to-day oversight of staff, activities, and budget; 
   track results according to IFC monitoring and evaluation plan;
 - Develop and maintain direct relationships with government officials and 
   key private sector stakeholders on issues related to the Project and its 
   activities;
 - Further strengthen the visibility of the project and its donor, and 
   oversee a communications campaign to support project activities and
showcase 
   key results;
 - Coordinate the creation and publication of the Tajikistan SME Survey;
 - Recruit new team members as applicable, build and strengthen the team's 
   capacity;
 - Ensure compliance with World Bank Group and donor regulations, prepare 
   operational and financial reports;
 - Coordinate activities with the World Bank and donor agencies working on 
   SME issues, build on current achievements to further position the
project at 
   the center of business environment activities in Tajikistan;
 - Participate in strategy and planning of IFC technical assistance 
   activities in Tajikistan as required.

Requirements/Qualifications:

 - Advanced degree in business, economics, law or related field;
 - Results-oriented approach with demonstrated history of accomplishment;
 - At least three years management experience, preferably in the private 
   sector or in development;
 - Strong knowledge of administrative reform issues;
 - Excellent analytical skills with ability to take initiative;
 - Excellent presentation and facilitation skills;
 - Strong sense of diplomacy;
 - Excellent English written and oral communication skills, fluency in 
   Russian and/or Tajik a major asset.

Submission of Interest:

Please submit applications to Tadjikrecruit(a)ifc.org indicating the position 
title in the subject line.

Closing date for applications: January 26, 2006

JOB- Arts and Culture Program Manager, Swiss Agency for Develop. and Coop., Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Aida Aidakyeva <aida.aidakyeva(a)sdc.net>
Posted: 9 Jan 2006


JOB- Arts & Culture Prog. Manager, Swiss Agency for Develop. & Coop, Kyrgyzstan

Vacancy Announcement

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is looking for Arts 
and Culture Program Manager who will work under the supervision of the 
Country Director of the Swiss Cooperation Office in Kyrgyzstan.

Requirements:

 - University degree in arts/culture domain or management. Proven track 
   record in project management, preferably in the context of an international 
   organization or agency active in Central Asia;
 - At least two years of experience in planning and managing cultural 
   activities or projects, and demonstrated interest and involvement in the 
   development of arts and culture in Central Asia;
 - Excellent communications, networking, and negotiations skills. Ability to 
   work independently and confidently and manage a complex program;
 - Good written and spoken English and Russian, knowledge of Kyrgyz language 
   is an advantage;
 - Ability to work in and contribute to an intercultural team, and 
   willingness to travel frequently.

An application letter in English stating the reasons for your application, a 
detailed CV, and copies of relevant certificates and references must be 
submitted before 5 p.m. on January 27th, 2006 to the Swiss Cooperation 
Office (144 Panfilova Street, Bishkek). You can also send your complete 
application by e-mail: Bishkek(a)sdc.net

An internal selection committee will evaluate applications and will invite 
only short-listed candidates for an interview. Applications will not be 
returned. The Swiss Cooperation Office will not respond to any communication 
with regard to the selection process.

For more information about the Arts and Culture Program in Kyrgyzstan please 
visit http://www.swisscoop.kg

Kind regards,

Aida Aidakieva
Media and Communications Specialist
Swiss Cooperation Office in Kyrgyzstan
144 Panfilova
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan

Tel: +996 - 312 - 666 480
Fax: +996 - 312 - 666 489
Web: www.swisscoop.kg

JOB- Program Associate, IREX, Washington DC

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 4 Jan 2006


JOB- Program Associate, IREX, Washington DC

Title: Program Associate
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 a program associate 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/01-06
Via E-mail: resumes(a)irex.org,
Via Fax: (202) 628-8189

Equal Opportunity Employer

No phone calls please.

JOB- ASA-Institut Seeking Int'l and Local Experts in Azerbaijan for TACIS Project

Posted by: Ilkana Hasanova <ilkana_hassan(a)yahoo.de>
Posted: 20 Dec 2005


JOB- ASA-Institut Seeking Int'l & Local Experts in Azerbaijan for TACIS Project

ASA-Institut is currently seeking for below described international and 
local experts in Azerbaijan. EU project management and experience with TACIS 
and Food Security Projects is desired. Deadline for applications is 27 
December 2005.

Expert 1 - Senior Public Finance Expert (visiting)

Qualifications and skills required:

 - Masters degree in economics.
 - 15 years professional experience in the area of economic and public 
   management reform programmes, most preferably in CIS countries.
 - An experience in Azerbaijan will be considered as an advantage.
 - 3 years of expertise of budgetary assistance programmes and food security 
   funded by the EC.
 - Demonstrable understanding of institutional development: s/he will be 
   required to work within a government body and bring about improvements in 
   procedures
 - E"English (Fluency and impeccable report writing ability),
 - Knowledge of Russian and/or Azeri would be appreciated.
 - Mastering of standard PC software (word processing, spreadsheets etc)

Expert 2 - Expert in Social Assistance Reform Programmes

Qualifications and skills required

 - Masters degree in economics;
 - Experience within international organizations (EC preferred) working on 
   Social Sector reform;
 - Ability to assess, compile and analyse information regarding fiscallity, 
   debt and macroeconomic indicators;
 - Knowledge of poverty alleviation policies, particularly those related to 
   social welfare;
 - Ability to produce regular progress reports on ongoing sector reforms;
 - Good knowledge of targeting mechanisms used to extend social assistance, 
   as well as of the institutions (Governmental and not) active in the sector.
 - Fluency in English Azerbaijani and Russian (including translation from 
   one to the other)

Expert 3 - MoF budget system expert

Qualifications and skills required:

 - Masters degree in economics or science
 - Experience within EC funded programmes in Azerbaijan (TACIS, Food Security)
 - Deep knowledge of Azerbaijan MoF budget's preparation and disbursement 
   procedures
 - Ability to analyse and compile information relevant to EC Food Security 
   grants implemented through Budget Aid (including monitoring of 
   macro-economic and sectoral reform implementation) applied to Azerbaijan.
 - Fluency in English Azerbaijani and Russian (including translation from 
   one to the other)
 - Good knowledge of PC software.

Interested candidates are kindly asked to send their CV in EU format to: Ms. 
Hasanova, Hasanova(a)asa-institut.de or Ms. Mondok, Mondok(a)asa-institut.de.

JOB- Programme Coordinator, Ctr. for Peacemaking and Community Dev., North Caucasus

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 19 Dec 2005


JOB- Progr. Coordinator, Ctr. for Peacemaking & Community Dev., North Caucasus

Programme Coordinator Centre for Peacemaking and Community Development 
(CPCD) Location city: North Caucasus Location country: Russian Federation 
Closing date: 04 Jan 2006 Job Description

Start date: January 2006 Contract length: one year (with possibility of 
extension)

About CPCD:

CPCD's mission is to support and build local capacities for peace in 
Chechnya and the North Caucasus region of the Russian Federation. This 
involves supporting and jointly implementing projects with CPCD staff, local 
groups and individuals to promote sustainable peace, well-being and the 
enjoyment of human rights, with a particular focus on children, youth and 
other vulnerable people.

CPCD has offices in Moscow, throughout the North Caucasus and in the UK. 
CPCD has a long term approach to its work in the North Caucasus. Through 
running a wide range of programmes in the region, CPCD aspires to help 
rebuild communities and lives following years of armed conflict and 
continuing instability and economic hardship, and to develop necessary 
conditions for peace, development and reconciliation.

Overall Objective:

The Programme Coordinator will help coordinate CPCD's activities as part of 
a team of staff and volunteers based in Moscow, the North Caucasus and 
Britain. He/she will be based in the North Caucasus (mainly Ingushetia), and 
will follow CPCD security policy. The Programme Coordinator will work as a 
team member to carry out tasks at CPCD, and will have special responsibility 
for particular CPCD programmes: psychosocial assistance for children 
programme "Little Star" in Ingushetia and Chechnya, and 
humanitarian/peacebuilding projects in Chechnya.

Specific Objectives:

 - Proposal writing and reporting for programmes with special responsibility 
   (Little Star, humanitarian)
 - Assisting in implementing the Little Star and humanitarian programmes
 - Support training and support of programme staff
 - Responsible for overseeing monitoring processes for the Little Star and 
   humanitarian programmes and Desk reporting
 - Monitoring financial accounting and filing systems, submitting regular 
   information to donors in the required format
 - Liaising with the CPCD offices in Moscow and the UK
 - Coordinating and exchanging relevant information with international and 
   local NGOs, donors and representatives of the international community, the 
   United Nations and governmental institutions within the Russian Federation
 - Fundraising support for CPCD programmes as required, maintaining contact 
   with donors as required
 - Managing the office in Nazran as part of a small team
 - Helping to maintain measures for security of personnel, confidential 
   information, money, property & equipment, and the security of CPCD

Profile:

 - Fluency in English and good knowledge of spoken and written Russian

 - Demonstrated experience in project management and financial reporting
 - Demonstrated experience with NGOs
 - Relevant field experience
 - Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel
 - Basic book-keeping skills
 - Previous experience of living in the former Soviet Union desirable
 - Knowledge of the North Caucasus and the local culture desirable
 - Sympathy with the goals and ideals of CPCD

Personal qualities:

 - Ability to work in a lively organisation with a strong emphasis on 
   partnership with local colleagues
 - Good social skills, sense of humour and ability to work in a team, in a 
   multicultural environment
 - Ability to work under pressure and to be able to adapt quickly to a 
   changing situation

Data protection:

Please note, on submitting your application, you are agreeing to CPCD 
holding and using the information that you have given for the purposes of 
recruitment and employment - should an offer be made.

Vacancies Contact:

To apply, please contact us to request an application pack:

CPCD, Thurlibeer, Launcells, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9NP, UK
Email: cpcd-uk(a)supanet.com
Fax +44-1288-381382

Closing Date: 4 January 2006
Interviews: w/c 9 January 2006

JOB- 3 Positions, University of Central Asia School of Professional and Continuing Ed.

Posted by: Bohdan Krawchenko <bohdan.krawchenko(a)ucentralasia.org>
Posted: 12 Dec 2005


JOB- 3 Positions, Univ. of Central Asia School of Professional & Continuing Ed.

The University of Central Asia (UCA) is the world's first internationally 
chartered, secular, and private institution of higher education, founded in 
2000 by the governments of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan, 
and His Highness the Aga Khan. The mission of UCA is to promote the 
socio-economic development of Central Asia's mountain societies through 
innovative programmes of education and research at its campuses in the 
rural, high mountain zones of the region. The central administration is in 
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.

The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) is a new school 
within UCA that in 2006 will begin offering short-term programmes in 
business and entrepreneurship, special-purpose English, information 
technology, and construction trades for adults, young adults, and mid-career 
professionals.  SPCE campuses in Khorog, Tajikistan; Nayrn, Kyrgyz Republic; 
and Tekeli, Kazakhstan are currently seeking to fill the following positions:

I. Campus Head

Under the supervision of SPCE Dean and consistent with UCA's mission, the 
Campus Head of SPCE will provide overall management, leadership, and 
oversight for all programmes and services on campus.  The Campus Head will 
manage financial and human resources, promote the school, and build support 
with local communities, regional and national governments, and international 
organizations.

The Campus Head must have a background in administration and a strong 
understanding of the role of adult education in business and economic 
development. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, cultural and 
gender sensitivity, flexibility, and ability to work effectively with a wide 
range of diverse constituencies at the local, regional, and national levels 
are essential.

II. Manager of Academic Affairs

Under the supervision of the Campus Head, the Manager of Academic Affairs 
will implement the educational programmes for SPCE on campus.  
Responsibilities will include assuring quality of curriculum, accreditation, 
instruction, learning resources, and student services, assisting in the 
hiring, supervision, and training of instructors and programme coordinators, 
and responding to community needs for curriculum.

The Manager must have experience preparing and organizing new curricula, 
training and mentoring instructors, and setting up high-quality student 
services. S/he also must have knowledge of best practices to ensure academic 
integrity and of curricula used in continuing, vocational, and professional 
education.

III. Manager of Administrative Services

Under the supervision of the Campus Head, the Manager of Administrative 
Services will establish and manage the financial and administrative 
operations and physical plant for SPCE on campus.  The Manager will be 
responsible for finances and budget, assuring quality in all areas of site 
operations, safety, maintenance, supervising the administrative staff, and 
maintaining good relations with the community.

The Manager must have experience in an organization of similar complexity. 
S/he must be familiar with finances, budgets, building maintenance, 
communication and technology systems, security and safety practices, and 
procurement. The Manager must be innovative, flexible, and skilled in 
negotiation and supervision.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate for the above positions will have experience 
developing and implementing programmes in a higher educational setting, 
preferably in Central Asia, CIS countries, and/or the developing world.  
Oral and written fluency in Russian and English are required. Knowledge of 
the national language is desirable.  Some regional and international travel 
will be required. UCA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits 
package.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, list of three 
professional references and covering letter, with the subject marked 
"Private and Confidential to the Director General" to: hr(a)ucaedu.org.  
Please indicate which campus.  Applications will be reviewed as they are 
received.

For additional information about the UCA or the position, please visit 
www.ucentralasia.org or write to hr(a)ucaedu.org.

JOBS- Seeking Mongolian and Pashto Government Linguists

Posted by: Conference Project Manager <live(a)asetquality.com>
Posted: 7 Dec 2005


JOBS- Seeking Mongolian and Pashto Government Linguists

ASET International, a premier language services provider based in Arlington, 
VA, USA, seeks qualified individuals for the following actual (not 
potential) positions:

 - Mongolian<>English government linguist
 - Indonesian<>English government linguist
 - Malay<>English government linguist
 - Pashto<>English government linguist
 - Mandarin Chinese government linguist

 - must have active TS clearance and polygraph test
 - $85,000 per year, long-term position with benefits and 401k
 - job location: District of Columbia
 - start date: December 2005, January 2006

We welcome resumes at:

live (a) asetquality.com

Thanks!
ASET team
Web: www.asetquality.com

JOB- 8-12 Week IRC Northern Caucasus Program Consultancy/Internship

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 7 Dec 2005


JOB- 8-12 Week IRC Northern Caucasus Program Consultancy/Internship

International Rescue Committee Northern Caucasus Program

Labor Market Survey/Income Generation Program Adviser

An eight to 12 week consultancy (external or TDY) to undertake a survey 
informing our vocational training and income generation programming and to 
assist in proposal development

Introduction:

There is a developing consensus among the international humanitarian 
community operational in the Northern Caucasus and central/local government 
that straightforward relief is no longer enough and one of the main keys to 
regional stabilization is economic recovery.

IRC in the Northern Caucasus is committed to providing economic recovery 
assistance to war-affected communities in Ingushetia, Chechnya, and North 
Ossetia. The program has already modeled some small-scale interventions in 
vocational training (including a previous Labor Market Survey) and 
livelihood/agricultural inputs to IDPs and returnees - but we are aware that 
our internal expertise and capacity to develop more extensive programming 
needs to be built if the agency is to best serve vulnerable populations.

IRC Northern Caucasus is therefore seeking a short-term adviser to assist us 
in undertaking a new, more comprehensive Labor Market Survey in Chechnya, in 
training program staff, and in developing at least one funding proposal.

Alternatively, the creation of the Labor Market Survey, without the staff 
training and funding proposal, could be arranged as an internship for a 
graduate student with a demonstrated background in economics, economic 
development and/or international affairs.

Scope of work and products:

We are focusing on three main aims for this position:

To assist the country program in designing and undertaking a Labor Market 
Survey in Chechnya which will assess skills potentials in the labor pool 
among our target beneficiary groups, clarify market needs and niches, and 
highlight skills development opportunities and modalities for support to 
employment and small/medium enterprises;

To build the capacity of key staff (in our learning/livelihoods and 
monitoring/evaluation teams) to undertake such assessments periodically in 
the future and use the resulting information to design program concepts and 
proposals (this can include both mentoring and more formalized training);

To assist in the production of a funding proposal to ECHO focused on 
vocational training and income generation in Chechnya, as well as informing 
a broader strategy and other concepts as appropriate.

The adviser would report to the Country Director, and be required to work 
closely with the Learning & Livelihoods Coordinator and Grants, Monitoring & 
Evaluation Manager as well as field staff. The adviser would in addition be 
required to liaise with key policymakers and donors, under the guidance of 
the Country Director. Extensive field travel within the region would also be 
needed. However, the focus is expected to be upon Chechnya.

Duration of the assignment

This assignment is anticipated to be for between six and 12 weeks, depending 
on the detailed scope of work agreed with the selected adviser and other 
commitments. Ideally, the adviser would be available to join the country 
program as soon as possible. Should this position fall under external 
consultancy terms, such terms will be negotiable within IRC policy.

Qualities and experience

The adviser is expected to demonstrate the following qualities and experience:

 - At least five years of solid field experience of income generation 
   programming;
 - Familiarity of working with war-affected communities within a context of 
   complex, protracted conflict;
 - Ability to interact with field staff at all levels;
 - Ability to design and undertake assessments, process field data and build 
   informative analysis;
 - Ability to translate field experience into concepts for concrete program 
   interventions;
 - Solid proposal development experience.
 - Familiarity with working in a high-security context.

Interested applicants should apply through at www.theirc.org and send a copy 
of their application to IRC North Caucasus Country Director at mikey(a)theirc.org

JOB- Visiting Ass't Prof., Cultural Anthropology/Archeology, AUCA, Bishkek

Posted by: Aigerim Diykanbaeva <aguka3(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 6 Dec 2005


JOB- Visiting Ass't Prof., Cultural Anthropology/Archeology, AUCA, Bishkek

Visiting Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology and/or Archeology
American University - Central Asia
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The Department of Cultural Anthropology and Archeology of American 
University - Central Asia (http://www.auca.kg/) invites applications for a 
one-year position with the possibility of renewal, made possible with 
funding from the Soros Foundation HESP Academic Fellowship Program.

We request that applications be directed to the HESP address given (online 
or by mail), but please also submit a brief description (~! 3-4 paragraphs) 
describing research interests, publications and courses taught, along with a 
CV, to the department of CAA by email at CAA(a)mail.auca.kg with AFP 
APPLICATION in the subject line.

Full application information for the International Scholars Fellowship 
program is available online at:

http://www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus/afp/grants/isfp

Contact Info:

Open Society Institute
Higher Education Support Program
Academic Fellowship Program
P.O. Box 519
H-1397 Budapest
Hungary

JOB- Head of Programmes, Islamic Relief, Ingushetia, Application Deadline Dec. 7

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 28 Nov 2005


JOB- Head of Programmes, Islamic Relief, Ingushetia, Application Deadline Dec 7

Head of Programmes
Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity aiming at 
alleviating the suffering of the world's poorest people

Location city: Nazran or Nalchik
Location country: Russian Federation
Closing date: 07 Dec 2005

Job Description:

Job Title: Head of Programmes (HoP)
Grade: International staff - non family status
Country: The Russian Federation
Report To: Country Director (CD) and Regional Programme Manager, UK
Responsible For: Programme Staff
Location: Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria and Nazran, Ingushetia with travel to 
Chechnya as required
Salary: £16 - 20,000pa + benefits

Overall Responsibility:

Under the guidance of the CD, the HoP is responsible for the overall 
management and direction of IR programmes and projects
Develop the Emergency and Development departments within Islamic Relief's 
strategic parameters.
Initiate institutionally funded projects within the Russian Federation.
Communicate regularly and effectively with Islamic Relief HQ.
Context of Work

Islamic Relief has been active in the Russian Federation since 1995. Our 
operations are implemented in the North Caucasus Republics of Chechnya, 
Ingushetia and Kabardino-Balkaria.

Until 1999, IR had two registered offices, the first was in Grozny, the 
capital of Chechnya and the second was, and still is, in Nalchik, the 
capital of Kabardino-Balkaria. Due to the current conflict which began in 
1999, IR had to close its office in Chechnya. In November 1999 IR opened a 
further office in Nazran, the capital of Ingushetia. All programmes in 
Chechnya are now co-ordinated from our Nalchik and Nazran offices.

Prior to the present crisis, Islamic Relief had a number of successful 
projects in Chechnya, some of which included:

The refurbishment of 13 school heating systems
The provision of four ambulances which were also used to provide a mobile 
clinic service
An enormously popular computer training centre in Grozny
The distribution of emergency food aid
A TB inoculation project
A woman's training centre in Grozny

Until 2004, in Ingushetia IR ran three health clinics in Alina, Bella and 
Sputnik internally displaced people (IDP) camps and through a water and 
sanitation programme provided fresh drinking water and hygiene packs to IDPs 
in Alina and Sputnik camps. However these camps closed during the period 
September 2003 - March 2004 and these projects have been suspended.

In September 2004 IR intervened in Beslan, North Ossetia, after the siege in 
school number one with the provision of medicines and food for hospitals and 
the donation of 3 ambulances that we had retained after the closure of our 
health clinics.

IR's current programmes include:

Distributions of IR complementary food boxes in various temporary 
accommodation centres (TACs) in Grozny, Chechnya
Distributions of hygiene packs in various temporary TACs in Grozny, Chechnya
The recent rehabilitation of schools number 37 and 53 in Grozny, and ongoing 
running of after school activities

Working as an implementing partner of WFP:

Monthly food distributions to IDPs living in 7 villages in the Nazran region 
of Ingushetia and in villages in the Grozny rural region of Chechnya
Hot school lunches in approximately 35 schools in the Grozny rural region 
and central Chechnya
The running of a community training centre in Nalchik, offering courses in 
computing, accounts and business management
Construction of a health clinic in Barsuki, Ingushetia for Ingush IDPs (from 
the 1992 conflict)
Provision of medical equipment in Beslan to help with post traumatic stress 
work with children
An orphans one-to-one sponsorship scheme

In addition to these projects each year we run two seasonal Islamic 
projects, Ramadan and Qurbani.

Due to the gradual change in situation with the majority of IDPs returning 
to Chechnya IR and other NGOs are focusing more on Chechnya itself however 
the security situation there still greatly restricts movement in and out of 
the republic and within it.

In 2006 IR plans to begin some new projects in Chechnya including the 
following:

Opening of a vocational training centre in the Grozny region
Training for medical personnel
Continued reconstruction of schools
Possible healthcare infrastructure reconstruction
Economic recovery projects; small grants etc.
Orphans projects, including expansion of the one-to-one sponsorship programme

In this context we are now looking to recruit a HoP for the Russian Federation.

Security:

The position has non family status due to the rapidly changing environment 
in the North Caucasus which could result in potential security threats. We 
have a member of staff who continually monitors this and all staff is 
expected to follow the security guidelines that they are issued with.

Main Duties and Responsibilities of the HoP:

1. To assist in the preparation of a Country Strategy with the CD and other 
   senior staff. This role will include:

1.1. Study the needs within different sectors of work and for all different 
     groups.

1.2. Decide on the sector/sectors of work and the target group/s

1.3. Draw long term objective/s for IR direction on serving the target group/s.

1.4. Draw the required short, mid and long term-plans.

1.5. Participate with other senior staff and CD to draw the overall country 
     strategy and plans.

2. To develop and present proposals in co-ordination with relevant field 
   staff and the CD in accordance with the country strategy's priorities and 
   guidelines established in the Country Strategy.

3. Initiate projects once IR Headquarters has given approval. This will 
   include:

3.1. Fundraise for the approved projects from Embassy funds as well as from 
     institutional donors (in-case funds are not allocated partially or fully 
     from IRHQ)

3.2. Sign agreements.

3.3. Draw up implementation plans.

3.4. Recruit required staff in collaboration with other relevant departments.

3.5. Start the implementation (it is recommended to use the Project 
     Initiation Guide produced by IRHQ).

4. To be responsible for providing direction and management to all relevant 
   programmes' staff (field or office staff) including the development of job 
   descriptions, TOR of contracts, work plans, evaluations and annual
appraisals.

5. Produce an annual plan to address all programmes' activities during each 
   year to address the roles and responsibilities of key staff within the 
   programmes department. The plan then needs to be broken down into quarterly 
   and monthly activities (it is necessary that you use the Management by 
   Objectives [MBO] and the Logical Framework when planning).

6. Responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all IR's 
   projects. This requires you to design a pre-implementation system of 
   monitoring, evaluation and reporting. The monitoring process should be done 
   on daily basis. The evaluation activities should be done regularly (minimum 
   every six months). The reporting should be done monthly, quarterly and 
   yearly on IR's programmes' activities in The Russian Federation.

7. Co-ordinate with local and international NGOs and other official agencies 
   to maximise the aims and activities defined in the Country Strategy. This 
   will include:

7.1. Participating in different co-ordination meetings prepared by other UN 
     agencies and NGO.

7.2. Organise different co-ordination meetings with different UN agencies 
     and NGO when necessary.

7.3. Maintain effective relationship with others and keep them informed 
     about our different activities through the presentation of quality
reports 
     and printed materials as well as visual presentations.

8. Be responsible for the creation and management of a team of volunteers 
   and the supervision of their general welfare.

9. The provision of appropriate training activities to programme and project 
   staff in collaboration with the Training Officer (TO).

10. Be responsible for insuring programme staff grievances and disciplinary 
    matters are fairly dealt with in accordance with IR policies and
procedures 
    and the country employment laws.

Person Specification:

Job: Head of Programmes Islamic Relief Russian Federation
Grade: International staff - non family status

Essential (E) / Desirable (D)

Education/Experience

 - Graduate (E) / Graduate in Development Studies or any other social 
   Science (D)
 - 5 yrs experience working for an international NGO (E)
 - Experience and/or knowledge of the Russian Federation (E)
 - Experience with proposal writing and management of grants and budgets (E) 
 - Proven experience of obtaining institutional funding (D)
 - Financial Management skills (E)
 - Ability to plan and manage resources (E)
 - Time management & Planning skills (E)
 - Ability to lead a team (E)

Languages

 - Excellent written and spoken English (E) / Written and spoken Russian (D)

IT Skills

 - Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and internet applications (E) 
 - Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Access and PowerPoint (D)

General Skills

 - Programme and strategic development experience (E)
 - Report writing skills (E)
 - Budgeting and budget tracking skills (E)
 - Good networking and communication skills (E)
 - Diplomacy and tact (E)
 - Problem solving skills (E)
 - Research skills (E)
 - Culturally sensitive (E)
 - Strong Analytical skills (E)

Interests

 - Relief/Development issues (E)
 - International Affairs (E)

Disposition

 - Flexible (E)
 - Patience (E)
 - Team worker (E)
 - Analytical minded (E)
 - Sympathetic to principles of Islamic Relief Work (E)

Circumstances

 - Physically and legally able to travel in country when needed (E)
 - Ability to work in different working conditions (E)

Physical

 - Energetic and able to work in situations which may be arduous (E)

Vacancies Contact:

Nora Mohamad
19 Rea Street South
Digbeth, Birminmgham B5 6LB
United Kingdom

JOB- 3 Consultancy Positions for TACIS Projects in Georgia, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Luc Vocks <luc_vocks(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 28 Nov 2005


JOB- 3 Consultancy Positions for TACIS Projects in Georgia, Kazakhstan

I. Title: Penitentiary Reform Experts

Eligibility: Open to all nationalities/ candidates from TACIS countries are 
especially welcome to apply
Deadline: December 20st, 2005
Starting date: Not known yet
Duration: Not known yet
Location: Georgia, Tbilisi (with possible travel to the regions)
Release date: November 23, 2005

In preparation for a TACIS project on "Strengthening Penitentiary Reform in 
Georgia", European Management Solutions is looking to identify several key 
experts.

The objective of this project is to improve governance and contribute to the 
comprehensive reform of the penitentiary system in Georgia, modernising 
management and methods in the prisons, reducing corruption and promoting 
human rights.

This contract will aim specifically to strengthen management and 
administration of the penitentiary of Georgia, to enhance effectiveness, 
security and the human rights situation in the system, promoting 
partnerships with relevant social actors where appropriate, to fight 
corruption and to improve the living condition of prisoners in line with 
international standards. It shall build on the results of the TACIS project 
on penitentiary reform included in the Action Programme 2001. By targeting 
specifically administrative and management reforms the project promotes 
practical steps of reform in the Ministry of Justice.

The experts we are looking for should have the following knowledge and 
experience:

Required qualifications:

Good knowledge of Penitentiary Reform issues, especially in one or more of 
the following areas:

 - Modernising penitentiary management
 - Improving of human rights situation in penitentiary institutions
 - Fighting corruption in the penitentiary system
 - Improving living conditions of prisoners in line with international 
   standards
 - University degree at MA/ MSc level or equivalent
 - At least 5 years of experience working in the field of "Penitentiary Reform"
 - Good knowledge of English

Desired qualifications:

 - MA or PhD in public administration, institutional change
 - 10 years of experience in progressively responsible positions related to 
   Penitentiary Management and/or Reform
 - Experience working on international donor-funded projects in the NIS
 - Good knowledge of the Russian language and/or of Georgian

General remarks:

Please send resumes, in English, to employment(a)europeansolutions.nl under 
the heading "EMS 0045: Penitentiary Reform Experts".

Please note that being included in a tender does not yet constitute a job 
and does not guarantee employment.

Because of the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to 
respond to all candidates personally and are unable to accept phone calls 
related to the positions.

II. Title: Experts on Social Insurance Funds in Georgia

Eligibility: Open to all nationalities/ candidates from TACIS countries are 
especially welcome to apply
Deadline: December 20, 2005
Starting date: Not known yet
Duration:  Not known yet
Location: Georgia, Tbilisi
Release date: November 23, 2005

In preparation for a TACIS project on "Support to transformation of the 
State United Social Insurance Fund of Georgia", European Management 
Solutions is looking to identify several key experts.

Support to transformation of the State United Social Insurance Fund of 
Georgia and establishment of independent Health Agency/ Public Purchaser.

The experts we are looking for should have the following knowledge and 
experience:

Required qualifications:

Good knowledge of Social Insurance Funds especially in one or more of the 
following areas:

 - Social Insurance Funds Management and/or transformation
 - Working with/ establishment of independent Health Agencies/ Public 
   Purchasers
 - University degree at MA/ MSc level or equivalent
 - At least 5 years of experience working in the field of "Social Insurance 
   Funds"
 - Good knowledge of English

Desired qualifications:

 - MA or PhD in public administration, institutional change
 - 10 years of experience in progressively responsible positions related to 
   Social Insurance Fund Management and/or Reform
 - Experience working on international donor-funded projects in the NIS
 - Good knowledge of the Russian language and/or of Georgian

General remarks:

Please send resumes in English to employment(a)europeansolutions.nl under the 
heading "EMS 0046: Experts on Social Insurance Funds".

Please note that being included in a tender does not yet constitute a job 
and does not guarantee employment.

Because of the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to 
respond to all candidates personally and are unable to accept phone calls 
related to the positions.

III. Title: Experts on Local Governance in Kazakhstan

Eligibility: Open to all nationalities/ candidates from TACIS countries are 
especially welcome to apply
Deadline: December 20, 2005
Starting date: Not known yet
Duration: Not known yet
Location: Kazakhstan, Astana
Release date: November 23, 2005

In preparation for a TACIS project on "Support to Development of Good Local 
Governance Central Asia - Kazakhstan", European Management Solutions is 
looking to identify several key experts.

Activities will focus on assisting the Government of the Republic of 
Kazakhstan in restructuring the public administration system for the purpose 
of decentralization of decision-making and budgetary powers.

 - Delineation of powers between all levels of the public administration 
   system with a view to transfer of a number of centralized functions to the 
   local level;
 - Development of an effective model of budget distribution and management 
   between central and local governments;
 - Improvement of institutional capacity at the local level of a public 
   administration system;
 - Increase of public awareness on the issues of local governance.

The experts we are looking for should have the following knowledge and 
experience:

Required qualifications:

Good knowledge of Local Governance issues especially in one or more of the 
following areas:

 - Delineation of powers between all levels of the public administration 
   system with a view to transfer of a number of centralized functions to the 
   local level;
 - Development of an effective model of budget distribution and management 
   between central and local governments;
 - Improvement of institutional capacity at the local level of a public 
   administration system;
 - Increase of public awareness on the issues of local governance.
 - University degree at MA/ MSc level or equivalent
 - At least 5 years of experience working in the field of "Local Governance 
   and Decentralisation"
 - Good knowledge of English

Desired qualifications:

 - MA or PhD in public administration, institutional change, political science
 - 10 years of experience in progressively responsible positions related to 
   "Local Governance and Decentralisation" Management and/or Reform
 - Experience working on international donor-funded projects in the NIS
 - Good knowledge of the Russian language and/or of Kazakh

General remarks:

Please send resumes in English to employment(a)europeansolutions.nl under the 
heading "EMS 0047: Experts on Local Governance in Kazakhstan".

Please note that being included in a tender does not yet constitute a job 
and does not guarantee employment.

Because of the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to 
respond to all candidates personally and are unable to accept phone calls 
related to the positions.

JOB- Faculty Positions, Int'l School of Economics and Social Sciences, Almaty

Posted by: Ronald Voogdt <r.voogdt(a)kbtu.kz>
Posted: 28 Nov 2005


JOB- Faculty Positions, Int'l School of Economics & Social Sciences, Almaty

The International School of Economics and Social Sciences, part of 
Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan is seeking:

Professors (all levels) of Economics, Finance, Management, Econometrics, 
Mathematics and Philosophy

The International School of Economics and Social Sciences (ISE), part of the 
Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, offers 
since 2005 international Bachelor's degrees in Economics & Management and 
Finance & Accounting in collaboration with the London School of Economics 
and Political Science. KBTU is an institute devoted to high quality under-, 
graduate and post-graduate teaching and research in Economics, Finance, & 
Management, IT and Oil & Gas. ISE seeks to strengthen its academic profile 
by recruiting one or more full time academics who are active researchers in 
any area of economics (including finance).

The appointments will be for three years in the first instance, starting in 
September 2006. The first year will be a probation year and extending the 
contract will depend on publications in internationally recognised journals 
and good teaching record. The appointment is subject of performance review 
on the basis of teaching, research, publications and service evaluations by 
the Academic Committee of ISE. During the final year the contract may be 
renewed.

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience and proven 
teaching abilities.

Successful candidates are required to hold a PhD degree in their discipline 
from a Western (US or European) university, and should have at least one 
publication in a reputable professional journal and have clear potential for 
further professional development.

When making these appointments, ISE is aiming both at raising its own 
research profile and at the creation for successful candidates of the most 
favourable conditions for building their international research careers.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a recent research paper and 
provide contact details of at least 2 referees to the ISE office: ise(a)kbtu.kz

For further information, please contact:

Ronald Voogdt, director ISE
Tel: (+)7 3272 729417
Fax: (+)7 3272 725955
E-mail: r.voogdt(a)kbtu.kz
Web site: www.ise.kz

Closing date for applications is 31 December 2005.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for preliminary interview at the AEA 
meeting in Boston or in London in January 2006, with final interviews in 
Almaty in February 2006.

JOB- Income Generation Program Advisor, Northern Caucasus

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 23 Nov 2005


JOB- Income Generation Program Advisor, Northern Caucasus

Job Title: Income Generation Program Advisor
Department: Economic Development
Requisition Number: 0000001426
Location: Northern Caucasus

Job Description:

Labor Market Survey / Income Generation Program Adviser

This is an eight to 12 week consultancy to undertake a survey informing our 
vocational training and income generation programming and to assist in 
proposal development

Introduction

There is a developing consensus among the international humanitarian 
community operational in the Northern Caucasus and central/local government 
that straightforward relief is no longer enough and one of the main keys to 
regional stabilization is economic recovery.

IRC in the Northern Caucasus is committed to providing economic recovery 
assistance to war-affected communities in Ingushetia, Chechnya, and North 
Ossetia. The program has already modeled some small-scale interventions in 
vocational training (including a previous Labor Market Survey) and 
livelihood/agricultural inputs to IDPs and returnees - but we are aware that 
our internal expertise and capacity to develop more extensive programming 
needs to be built if the agency is to best serve vulnerable populations.

IRC Northern Caucasus is therefore seeking a short-term adviser to assist us 
in undertaking a new, more comprehensive Labor Market Survey in Chechnya, in 
training program staff, and in developing at least one funding proposal.

Scope of work and products:

We are focusing on three main aims for this position:

 - To assist the country program in designing and undertaking a Labor Market 
   Survey in Chechnya which will assess skills potentials in the labor pool 
   among our target beneficiary groups, clarify market needs and niches, and 
   highlight skills development opportunities and modalities for support to 
   employment and small/medium enterprises;

 - To build the capacity of key staff (in our learning/livelihoods and 
   monitoring/evaluation teams) to undertake such assessments periodically in 
   the future and use the resulting information to design program concepts and 
   proposals (this can include both mentoring and more formalized training);

 - To assist in the production of a funding proposal to ECHO focused on 
   vocational training and income generation in Chechnya, as well as informing 
   a broader strategy and other concepts as appropriate.

The adviser would report to the Country Director, and be required to work 
closely with the Learning & Livelihoods Coordinator and Grants, Monitoring & 
Evaluation Manager as well as field staff. The adviser would in addition be 
required to liaise with key policymakers and donors, under the guidance of 
the Country Director. Extensive field travel within the region would also be 
needed. However, the focus is expected to be upon Chechnya.

Qualities and experience:

The adviser is expected to demonstrate the following qualities and experience:

 - At least five years of solid field experience of income generation 
   programming;
 - Familiarity of working with war-affected communities within a context of 
   complex, protracted conflict;
 - Ability to interact with field staff at all levels;
 - Ability to design and undertake assessments, process field data and build 
   informative analysis;
 - Ability to translate field experience into concepts for concrete program 
   interventions;
 - Solid proposal development experience.
 - Familiarity with working in a high-security context.

To apply, go to:

http://ircjobs.org/jobs_details1.asp?Job_id=57786&Page_Id=6456&Published=1

JOB- Experts in Public Finance Management in Uzbekistan, ASA-Institute

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


JOB- Experts in Public Finance Management in Uzbekistan, ASA-Institute

ASA-Institute is currently searching for following experts for forthcoming 
project in Uzbekistan. Deadline is 29 November 2005.

The requirements of the position are following:

One EU expert (Cat. II) - 132 working days

The consultant should have at least 10 years experience in the field of 
Public Finance Management, preferably at senior policy level in a MoF or 
equivalent and have a detailed working knowledge of program and/or 
multi-annual budgeting. Evidence of sectoral experience obtained by working 
in the budget department of a line ministry would be a distinct asset.

Other important qualifications include:

 - An advanced degree in economics or public finance;
 - Practical experience in developing medium-term budgets in market or 
   transition economies;
 - Fluency in English, some Russian would be an advantage.

The EU expert should be supported by general office functions including 
interpretation and translation services which can be contained in the 
provision for reimbursable expenditures.

Other experts (Category III) - 520 working days

The consultant in cooperation with the MoF will determine specific 
requirements in terms of short-term local input with full utilization of 520 
working days available. These experts will be approved, upon proposal of the 
consultant, during the inception period.

They shall demonstrate:

 - a degree in economics or finance
 - in depth knowledge of the budget system used in the former Soviet Republics,
 - preferably 2 years of experience in international projects,
 - Fluency in Russian and working knowledge of Uzbek language,
 - good working knowledge of both written and spoken English,
 - Computer literacy, (Word processing, spreadsheet)

We would like kindly ask interested candidates to send their CV in EU format 
to Ms. Ekaterina Mondok at: mondok(a)asa-institut.de.

JOB- Local Training Expert in Environmental Management, ASA-Institute, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Ilkana Hasanova <ilkana_hassan(a)yahoo.de>
Posted: 21 Nov 2005


JOB- Local Training Expert in Environmental Management, ASA-Inst., Kazakhstan

ASA-Institute - is searching for local Training Expert in Kazakhstan. The 
project tackles Environmental issues in Kazakhstan.

The requirements of the position are following:

 - Economist/ Industrialist or equivalent
 - Experience in delivering training in the filed of standards/technical 
   regulation
 - Expertise in information dissemination and services to industry in the 
   field of standards/technical regulation
 - In-depth knowledge of the local situation with regard to the issues to be 
   addressed by the project
 - Experience within Environmental Management programs
 - He/she will speak fluent Russian.

The expert will be responsible for seminar related matters, including 
preparation of training materials, organization etc.  The expert will work 
together with the Industry expert as regards the assessment of the capacity 
of local consulting companies in introduction of ISO 14000, as well their 
needs to be addressed. The expert will carry out most of the primary and 
secondary field research, collect necessary information, while facilitating 
contacts with local institutions, private sector representatives, 
international donors, etc. if necessary.

We would like kindly ask interested candidates to send their CV in EU format 
to Ms. Ekaterina Mondok at: mondok(a)asa-institut.de.

JOB- Russian Company Seeking Business Lawyer for Assignment in Tajikistan

Posted by: Sergey Khomenko <serkh(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 17 Nov 2005


JOB- Russian Company Seeking Business Lawyer for Assignment in Tajikistan

One of the largest Russian companies in the area of development and 
exploitation of natural resources is urgently looking for a lawyer with 
expertise in business law.

They require a law degree (LLM) from a western university (CEU degree will 
also qualify) with a focus on business law plus at least 2-3 years of 
experience.  Fluent English.

The position will be based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

The duration of the assignment is one year.

The salary is up to USD 5,000 per month to a candidate meeting all the 
requirements.

If you are interested or you know someone who might qualify, please email me 
your CV.

Thanks,
Sergey
Email: seriy_75(a)mail.ru or seriy75(a)yahoo.com

JOBS- Positions Available, Member Nation Capacity Building Project, Tajikistan

Posted by: Elmira R. Galieva <elle.ja(a)nursat.kz>
Posted: 15 Nov 2005


JOBS- Positions Available, Member Nation Capacity Building Project, Tajikistan

JA Worldwide is submitting a grant proposal for Central Asian Republics to a 
development agency. One of the main objectives of the project proposed is 
Member Nation (MN) capacity building, the major part of which is skilled, 
highly qualified personnel. Even though the MN offices in CAR are staffed 
the new project implementation will require additional personnel.

Currently, we are collecting resumes and references from committed 
specialists for the following positions in Tajikistan:

Junior Achievement Tajikistan/Khojand
Program Manager
Training/Evaluation Manager
Office Manager
Accountant (part-time)

Junior Achievement Tajikistan/Dushanbe
Program Manager/Regional Representative

Main Qualifications and Responsibilities

Program Manager:

 - Day-to-day operational management of all program activities and 
   functions; providing technical advice and supervision to Program Assistant, 
   regional offices, schools and other agencies, and performing related
work as 
   required.
 - University degree in business, management or other related field; at 
   least three years experience in program related management functions, 
   preferably within a development-related agency.
 - Skills in developing program activities, goals and objectives; applying 
   theories, principles and procedures in the area of assignment; preparing 
   clear, concise and informative reports, correspondence and other written 
   materials; supervising and evaluating staff, directly and through 
   subordinates; managing multiple tasks, often with competing deadlines; 
   fluency in English, plus local languages.

Training/Evaluation Manager:

 - Organize and coordinate teacher trainings and workshops; coordinate the 
   implementation of M&E strategy based on the specific needs of each JA
program;
 - University degree in business, management or other related field; at 
   least three years of experience in program related management functions, 
   preferably in training coordination.
 - Skills in creating program monitoring and evaluation tools and evaluating 
   the effectiveness of the program, preparing clear, concise and informative 
   reports, correspondence and training materials; excellent communication 
   skills, both verbal and written; fluency in English, plus local languages.

Office Manager:

 - Manage current status of cash, receivables, payables, assets and 
   contributions, make proper timely payments of obligations, manage banking 
   relations; maintain office supplies and stationery needs; manage the 
   servicing of computer and communication equipment, utilities provision,
rent 
   and other office operation needs; provide administrative support in the 
   arrangement of meetings, workshops, seminars, etc.
 - Have good book-keeping skills and be well organized; have ability to 
   operate standard office equipment, and use computer software (Word, Excel, 
   Access, Outlook, Internet navigation); at least three years of
experience in 
   administrative, finance management functions, preferably within a 
   development-related agency.

Accountant:

 - Analyze and verify fiscal records and reports provided by JATj Office 
   Manager; prepare and submit fiscal and statistical reports to the Tax 
   Committee and other relevant government agencies as required by the local 
   legislation; prepare financial reports in accordance with the requirements 
   of USAID and submit to JATj Executive Director.
 - University degree in accounting and at least three years experience in 
   accounting or finance management functions, preferably within a 
   development-related agency.
 - Knowledge of local accounting practices and principles, applicable codes 
   and regulations; knowledge of financial reporting requirements and 
   regulations of international agencies (e.g. USAID); ability to prepare 
   quality tax and statistical reports, maintain accurate financial records; 
   ability to operate relevant computer applications: S 1, Quicken, other.
 - Knowledge of English is an asset.

Please send your resumes and the lists of references to Elmira Galieva, JA 
Worldwide Regional Coordinator at elle.ja(a)nursat.kz; Fax: +7 (3272) 934-792; 
Tel: +7 (3272) 922-650 by November 21, 2005.

Brief Information about the Organization:

Junior Achievement Worldwide (JA Worldwide) is the world's largest 
organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics, 
and free enterprise. JA programs are taught in 98 countries.

The Mission of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JA Worldwide) is to recognize 
and serve Member Nations that develop and implement economic education 
programs for young people through a partnership between business and 
education. The programs are implemented by Member Nations to help young 
people gain an understanding of:

 - the importance of market-driven economies;
 - the role of business in a global economy;
 - the commitment of business to environmental and social issues;
 - the commitment of business to operate in an ethical manner;
 - the relevance of education in the workplace; and,
 - the impact of economics on their future.

JA Worldwide Headquarters (in Colorado Springs, USA) and all franchise 
offices are governed by a separate independent board of directors or 
trustees comprised of local business, education, and community leaders who 
created a vital link for school administrators, teachers, volunteers, 
parents and donors.

For more information please check our website: www.ja.org

JOB- Experts on Social Protection System Reform, TACIS Project, Baku

Posted by: Luc Vocks <l.vocks(a)europeansolutions.nl>
Posted: 14 Nov 2005


JOB- Experts on Social Protection System Reform, TACIS Project, Baku

Title: Experts on Social Protection System Reform

Eligibility: Open to all nationalities/ candidates from TACIS countries are 
especially welcome to apply
Deadline: December 15, 2005
Starting date: Not known yet
Duration: Not known yet
Location: Azerbaijan - Baku (with potentially some travel required)
Release date: November 11th, 2005

In preparation for a TACIS project on "Reform of the social protection 
system in Azerbaijan", European Management Solutions is looking to identify 
several key experts. These experts must have the following knowledge and 
experience:

Required qualifications:

Good knowledge of social protection system reform and especially knowledge 
in one or more of the following areas:

 - Social policy institutions and their management
 - Pension policy, legislation, systems and reform
 - Health and accident insurance policy, legislation, systems and reform
 - Unemployment insurance schemes
 - Social inclusion and assistance policies and systems
 - University degree at MA/ MSc level or equivalent
 - At least 5 years of experience working in the field of "social protection 
   system reform"
 - Good knowledge of English

Desired qualifications:

 - MA or PhD in public administration, business administration, economics
 - 10 years of experience in progressively responsible positions related to 
   Social Protection System Reform
 - Experience working on international donor-funded projects in the NIS
 - Good knowledge of the Russian language and/or of Azeri

General remarks:

Please send resumes in English to employment(a)europeansolutions.nl under the 
heading "EMS 0043: Experts on Social Protection System Reform".

Please note that being included in a tender does not yet constitute a job 
and does not guarantee employment.

Because of the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to 
respond to all candidates personally and are unable to accept phone calls 
related to the positions.

JOB- Program Coordinator, IREX Partnerships & Training Division, Washington DC

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 9 Nov 2005


JOB- Program Coordinator, IREX Partnerships & Training Division, Washington DC

Title: Program Coordinator
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 Coordinator to assist in the management of civil 
society development and women's empowerment programs. The Program 
Coordinator will provide strategic support in the day-to-day administration 
of program activities including financial management, design and implement 
new programming initiatives for existing and new programs, and communicate 
with field staff and local partner organizations on diverse issues.

Job Description:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 - Working with field staff and local partners to coordinate program 
   activities and to collect information about activities implemented 
   on-the-ground;
 - Contribute to writing and editing program reports for funding agencies;
 - Developing and updating outreach and public information materials;
 - Track program expenditures and review program budgets; prepare 
   wires/payments for vendors and subgrantees;
 - Assist with program monitoring and evaluation;
 - Organizing workshops and seminars;
 - Give periodic program presentations;
 - Support senior staff and development officers in researching and 
   developing proposals and new business opportunities;
 - Other administrative and programmatic duties as needed.

Qualifications:

The Program Coordinator 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, preferably in the fields of International 
   Development or International Relations (other degrees will be considered).
 - At least two years experience in the administration of an international 
   assistance program;
 - Familiarity with program evaluation methodology and tools;
 - Understanding of civil society development and/or gender issues, 
   particularly in South-Eastern Europe and Eurasia or the Middle East;
 - Experience living and working overseas preferred;
 - Knowledge of Russian, Southeastern European or Arabic language a plus;
 - Past experience with US Government funders preferable;
 - Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
 - Excellent writing skills, both oral and written.

Send cover letter and resume to:

IREX/PTD/SK Fax: (202) 628-8189

Or send an e-mail message to IREX/HR, PTD/SK resumes(a)irex.org, EOE

JOB- Country Director, Islamic Relief, Russian Federation

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 8 Nov 2005


JOB- Country Director, Islamic Relief, Russian Federation

Country Director Russian Federation
Islamic Relief (IR)
Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity aiming at 
alleviating the suffering of the world's poorest people

Location city: North Caucasus
Location country: Russian Federation
Closing date: 23 Nov 2005

Job Description

Job Title: Country Director (CD)
Grade: International staff - non family status
Country: The Russian Federation
Report To: Regional Programme Manager/ Head of Projects & Field Offices 
Division at HQ in Birmingham, UK
Responsible For: Programme Manager, Administration & Finance Manager and 
other departments managers
Location: Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria and Nazran, Ingushetia with travel to 
Chechnya as required
Salary: £20 - 24,000pa + benefits

Overall Responsibility

 - To represent Islamic Relief in the Russian Federation to other NGOs, 
   Governments and officials.
 - Develop and manage the Emergency and Development departments within 
   Islamic Relief's strategic   parameters.
 - Provide strategic guidance and management to Islamic Relief staff in the 
   Russian Federation.
 - Initiate institutionally funded projects within the Russian Federation.
 - To line manage the senior staff including the Programme Manager, the - 
   Administration and Financial Manager, the Training Officer and any other 
   departments managers.
 - Communicate regularly and effectively with Islamic Relief HQ.

Islamic Relief

Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief (IR) is an international NGO 
seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working 
with local communities through relief and development programmes. We aim to 
help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender.

The main sectors we are involved in are: Education and Vocational Training, 
Health and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, Income Generation, Emergency 
Relief, Disaster Preparedness, and Orphans Support.

Our core countries of operation are: Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, 
Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Kosova, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Mali, Pakistan, 
Palestine, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Yemen. We also currently 
have short term emergency operations in Sri Lanka following the recent 
earthquake.

The majority of our funding is from private donations however we also 
receive support from institutions such as CIDA, DFID, ECHO, UNHCR, UNWFP and 
UNICEF.

Islamic Relief is an NGO in consultative status (category special) with the 
Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, full members of British 
Overseas NGOs for Development (BOND), UK Platform of the Liaison Committee 
of Development NGOs to the European Union and signatories to 'the Code of 
Conduct for The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs 
in Disaster Relief'.

Context of Work

Islamic Relief has been active in the Russian Federation since 1995. Our 
operations are implemented in the North Caucasus Republics of Chechnya, 
Ingushetia and Kabardino-Balkaria.

Until 1999, IR had two registered offices, the first was in Grozny, the 
capital of Chechnya and the second was, and still is, in Nalchik, the 
capital of Kabardino-Balkaria. Due to the current conflict which began in 
1999, IR had to close its office in Chechnya. In November 1999 IR opened a 
further office in Nazran, the capital of Ingushetia. All programmes in 
Chechnya are now co-ordinated from our Nalchik and Nazran offices.

Prior to the present crisis, Islamic Relief had a number of successful 
projects in Chechnya, some of which included:

 - The refurbishment of 13 school heating systems
 - The provision of four ambulances which were also used to provide a mobile 
   clinic service
 - An enormously popular computer training centre in Grozny
 - The distribution of emergency food aid
 - A TB inoculation project
 - A woman's training centre in Grozny

Until 2004, in Ingushetia IR ran three health clinics in Alina, Bella and 
Sputnik internally displaced people (IDP) camps and through a water and 
sanitation programme provided fresh drinking water and hygiene packs to IDPs 
in Alina and Sputnik camps. However these camps closed during the period 
September 2003 - March 2004 and these projects have been suspended.

In September 2004 IR intervened in Beslan, North Ossetia, after the siege in 
school number one with the provision of medicines and food for hospitals and 
the donation of 3 ambulances that we had retained after the closure of our 
health clinics.

IR's current programmes include:

 - Distributions of IR complementary food boxes in various temporary 
   accommodation centres (TACs) in Grozny, Chechnya
 - Distributions of hygiene packs in various temporary TACs in Grozny, Chechnya
 - The recent rehabilitation of schools number 37 and 53 in Grozny, and 
   ongoing running of after school activities

Working as an implementing partner of WFP:

 - Monthly food distributions to IDPs living in 7 villages in the Nazran 
   region of Ingushetia and in villages in the Grozny rural region of Chechnya
 - Hot school lunches in approximately 35 schools in the Grozny rural region 
   and central Chechnya
 - The running of a community training centre in Nalchik, offering courses 
   in computing, accounts and business management
 - Construction of a health clinic in Barsuki, Ingushetia for Ingush IDPs 
   (from the 1992 conflict)
 - Provision of medical equipment in Beslan to help with post traumatic 
   stress work with children
 - An orphans one-to-one sponsorship scheme

In addition to these projects each year we run two seasonal Islamic 
projects, Ramadan and Qurbani.

Due to the gradual change in situation with the majority of IDPs returning 
to Chechnya IR and other NGOs are focussing more on Chechnya itself however 
the security situation there still greatly restricts movement in and out of 
the republic and within it.

In 2006 IR plans to begin some new projects in Chechnya including the 
following:

 - Opening of a vocational training centre in the Grozny region
 - Training for medical personnel
 - Continued reconstruction of schools
 - Possible healthcare infrastructure reconstruction
 - Economic recovery projects; small grants etc.
 - Orphans projects, including one-to-one sponsorship

In this context we are now looking to recruit a CD for the Russian Federation.

The CD would be expected to handle an Islamic Relief general fund allocation 
of approximately £0.8 million (subject to approval of 2006 budget by IR's 
international Board of Management); this excludes funding raised from 
institutional funding which in 2006 is expected to result in a programme 
value of approximately £2.2 million (including in kind donations). They will 
consolidate existing programmes develop new programmes in the context of 
changing environments and source funding for such new programmes.

Security

The position has non family status due to the rapidly changing environment 
in the North Caucasus which could result in potential security threats. We 
have a member of staff who continually monitors this and all staff are 
expected to follow the security guidelines that they are issued with.

Main Duties and Responsibilities of the CD

The CD is the key contact person and official designate responsible for and 
representing Islamic Relief in the Russian Federation within the 
responsibilities assigned by Islamic Relief Headquarters. The CD will be 
responsible for the overall management and direction of IR's offices in the 
Russian Federation and all in-country projects.

The successful candidate will have:

 - Five years experience of managing complex emergencies/ development 
   programmes
 - Extensive programme development, appraisal and monitoring skills
 - Demonstrated ability in securing donor funding and grant management
 - Wide-ranging field experience; including post-conflict, insecure 
   environments
 - Fluency in English is essential

Representation

 - Maintain and enhance IR's presence in the Russian Federation.
 - Liaise and strengthen linkages with NGOs, institutional donors and 
   government departments.
 - Ensure that the communication and flow of information between different 
   departments and with the HQ is effectively smooth and clear.
 - Visit HQ as required.

Programme Planning and Management

 - Provide strategic direction to achieve the overall goals of IR in The 
   Russian Federation. This includes overseeing the implementation of all 
   activities (programmes, financial, training, etc.) and providing the needed 
   support and direction.
 - Pursue and develop new programme opportunities within the framework of 
   the IR Russian Federation strategic plan.
 - Effectively guide, oversee and monitor Islamic Relief activities in The 
   Russian Federation.
 - Provide support to the Programme Manager to develop programmes and 
   projects based on donor funding.
 - Supervise and support technical (i.e. administration, programme and 
   accounts) staff in the development and initiation of new activities and 
   projects and the effective monitoring and evaluation of all activities.
 - Ensure that regular reports from different departments are accurate and 
   are submitted on time.
 - Be responsible for ensuring that all staff grievances and disciplinary 
   matters are fairly dealt with in accordance with IR policies and procedures 
   and the Russian Federation employment laws.
 - Recruit, promote, dismiss and determine the staff levels of national 
   staff consistent with Russian Federation laws and practices.
 - Supervise the welfare and professional development of the field and 
   programme staff as well as the support staff.
 - Ensure that all staff members are given an appraisal annually.
 - Ensure that all activities and projects are implemented in a consultative 
   and participative way with the relevant departments' managers

Finance

 - In collaboration with the Administration & Finance Manager maintain 
   complete and accurate financial records and set high standards of honesty 
   and integrity.
 - Be responsible for preparation and monitoring of the annual budget and 
   for the quarterly and annual finance reports which are to be sent to HQ.
 - Manage all IR assets and the financial resources of IR offices in the 
   Russian Federation.
 - Ensure compliance with IR administrative and financial policies.
 - Ensure compliance with all legal, contractual and statutory requirements.

Fundraising

Seek and develop diversified funding opportunities and financing of 
projects, though the preparation of funding proposals, timely reporting on 
existing funded projects, and through the building and maintenance of strong 
relationships with: donors, other NGOs, IR HQ.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Security
Have primary responsibility for the security of all IR staff in the Russian 
Federation, and to safeguard all organisational assets and operations.
Ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place to provide 
safety and security of all IR staff and property.

Media
The CD is responsible for media and public relations on behalf of IR in the 
Russian Federation, in consultation with IR HQ Media Department.

Person Specification

Job: Country Director Islamic Relief Russian Federation
Grade: International staff - non family status

Education/Experience:

 - Graduate
 - Graduate in Development Studies or any other social Science
 - 5 yrs Project Management Experience
 - Experience of networking and developing linkages with INGO, GO
 - Experience with proposal writing and management of grants and budgets
 - Proven experience of obtaining institutional funding
 - Financial Management skills
 - Ability to plan and manage resources
 - Time management & Planning skills
 - Ability to lead a team

Languages:

 - Excellent written and spoken English
 - Written and spoken Russian
 - Written and spoken Arabic

IT Skills:

 - Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and internet applications.
 - Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Access and PowerPoint

General Skills:

 - Programme and strategic development experience
 - Report writing skills
 - Budgeting
 - Good communication skills
 - Diplomacy and tact
 - Problem solving skills
 - Research skills
 - Culturally sensitive
 - Human Resources Management Skills
 - Strong Analytical skills

Interests:

 - Relief/Development issues
 - International Affairs

Disposition:

 - Flexible
 - Patience
 - Team worker
 - Analytical minded
 - Sympathetic to principles of Islamic Relief Work

Circumstances:

 - Physically and legally able to travel in country when needed
 - Ability to work in different working conditions

Physical:

Energetic

Vacancies Contact:

Nora Mohamad
19 Rea Street South
Digbeth B5 6LB
Birmingham
United Kingdom

JOB- Teaching Position, Dept. of Political Science, KIMEP University, Almaty

Posted by: Mike McHugh <mchugh(a)kimep.kz>
Posted: 2 Nov 2005


JOB- Teaching Position, Dept. of Political Science, KIMEP University, Almaty

Join the KIMEP Team

How would you like to spend a few years in the most dynamic republic in 
Central Asia at one of the best universities in the CIS? Consider a tenure 
or non-tenure position at KIMEP, a new and exciting place to work whose goal 
is to become a world-class university.

As a member of the KIMEP faculty, you will participate in our current effort 
to seek Western accreditation while being a part of a team that manages a 
growing university of about 4,000 students.

The Department of Political Science seeks a dynamic and highly qualified 
individual to teach history, political science, international relations and 
Central Asian politics.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. in history, political science or international relations with relevant 
teaching and research experience.

Salary is competitive and negotiable in the range $30,000 - $60,000 
(Assistant to Full Professor)

Starting date: August 15, 2006

Review of applications will continue until March 2006. Applicants should 
electronically submit a letter explaining their interest and qualifications, 
a curriculum vitae, evidence of publications and teaching experience, and 
the names of three references to:

Michael McHugh: Chair of Political Science Department (mchugh(a)kimep.kz)
Donnacha O'Beachain, Chair, Hiring and Promotion Committee (donnacha(a)kimep.kz)

Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research (KIMEP)
Almaty, Kazakhstan

For further information see the KIMEP web site at http://www.kimep.kz

JOBS- 4 Positions in Russian & Eurasian Studies, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Posted by: Havighurst Center <havighurstcenter(a)muohio.edu>
Posted: 2 Nov 2005


JOBS- 4 Positions in Russian & Eurasian Studies, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, is accepting applications for the 
following positions:

Miami University announces four new faculty and staff positions in Russian 
and Eurasian Studies. Full descriptions and requirements of the positions 
can be found on the Miami University webpages indicated.

Russian Language and Visual Culture

Assistant Professor, teaching Russian language and courses in translation, 
especially in visual culture such as film and/or art.  Require: Ph.D. by 
date of appointment; near native fluency in Russian and English; 
demonstrated teaching excellence. View this full position advertisement 
online: www.units.muohio.edu/prs/Personnel/

Slavic Librarian

Slavic Librarian, a full-time, continuing contract eligible position.  
Position responsibilities include serving as a liaison to the Havighurst 
Center for Russian and Post Soviet Studies; developing and managing 
Russian/Slavic collections; and cataloging specialized Russian/Slavic 
materials. Require: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution; fluency 
in Russian. View this full position advertisement online: 
www.units.muohio.edu/prs/Personnel

Cultural Anthropologist

Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology, regional expertise in Russia or 
Eurasia; research interest in economic, political or urban preferred.  
Four-field department. View this full position advertisement online: 
www.units.muohio.edu/prs/Personnel/

Art and Architecture Historian

Assistant Professor to teach on the history of Russian architecture with 
secondary teaching and expertise in one or more of the following areas: 
Russian art; Islamic art/architecture, Asian art/architecture; or modern 
art/architecture under Russian influence. Require: doctorate in art or 
architectural history or possibly Russian studies; candidates with a 
professional degree in architecture or interior design and appropriate 
teaching experience may have opportunities to teach one studio each year.  
View this full position advertisement online: 
www.units.muohio.edu/prs/Personnel/

For more information, go to:

http://casnov1.cas.muohio.edu/havighurstcenter/employment.htm

JOB- Seeking Experts for Projects in TACIS Countries

Posted by: Employment Management Solutions <employment(a)europeansolutions.nl>
Posted: 1 Nov 2005


JOB- Seeking Experts for Projects in TACIS Countries

Dear Colleagues,

European Management Solutions, a Moscow based Dutch consultancy firm 
specialized in recruitment for donor funded projects in TACIS countries, is 
looking to identify outstanding experts for strengthening its roster of 
consultants.

Among others, we are very much interested in:

 - Health Policy and Health Systems Analysis Experts
 - Epidemiologists
 - Experts on Social Issues and Health

All nationalities are eligible/ candidates from TACIS countries are 
especially welcomed to apply.

General qualifications of experts:

 - University degree at MPH level or equivalent
 - Several years of experience in a relevant field
 - Perfect spoken and written English

Preferred qualifications experts:

 - Work-experience in TACIS or PHARE countries
 - Good knowledge of Russian
 - Some knowledge of other TACIS languages

Please have a look at the positions on our website: www.europeansolutions.nl

Please send resumes to employment(a)europeansolutions.nl

JOB- 3 Positions with the International Medical Corps, Nazran, Ingushetia

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 28 Oct 2005


JOB- 3 Positions with the International Medical Corps, Nazran, Ingushetia

1) Admin/Finance Director

International Medical Corps (IMC)
International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization 
dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care 
training and relief and development programs. 
Location city: Ingushetia and Moscow
Location country: Russian Federation
Closing date: 28 Nov 2005
Job Description

Position: Admin/Finance Director
Location: INGUSHETIA (based in Moscow/Russia, with regular travels to Nazran)

Seeking National Candidates Only
details at 
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-6HHTZ8?OpenDocument

2) Community Development Specialist / Program Officer

International Medical Corps (IMC)
International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization 
dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care 
training and relief and development programs. 
Location city: Ingushetia / Nazran
Location country: Russian Federation
Closing date: 28 Nov 2005
Job Description

Position: Community Development Specialist / Program Officer
Location: Russia (Ingushetia / Nazran
details at 
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-6HJPCA?OpenDocument

3) Grant Writer / Program Officer

International Medical Corps (IMC)
International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization 
dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care 
training and relief and development programs. 
Location city: Ingushetia / Nazran
Location country: Russian Federation
Closing date: 28 Nov 2005
Job Description

Position: Grant Writer / Program Officer
Location: Russia (Ingushetia / Nazran
details at 
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-6HJPEM?OpenDocument

JOBS- OSCE Positions for US Citizens in Central Asia and the Caucasus

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


JOBS- OSCE Positions for US Citizens in Central Asia and the Caucasus

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):

New Positions:

Community Policing Officer, Kyrgyzstan
Area of Expertise: Civilian Police
Vacancy #: VNKYRS00026
Senior Professional Level (minimum 10 years relevant experience)
Closes: October 31, 2005
http://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id!97

Economic & Environmental Officer, Azerbaijan
Area of Expertise: Economic & Environmental Affairs
Vacancy #: VNAZES00003
Senior Professional Level (minimum 6 years relevant experience)
Closes: November 10, 2005
http://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id"09

Human Rights Officer, Abkhazia, Georgia
Area of Expertise: Human Rights
Vacancy #: VNGEOS00033
Senior Professional Level (minimum 6 years relevant experience)
Closes: November 16, 2005
http://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id"11

Previously Posted and Still Open Positions:

Human Dimension Officer, Kazakhstan
Area of Expertise: Human Rights
Vacancy #: VNKAZS00004
Senior Professional Level (minimum 6 years relevant experience)
Closes: November 1, 2005
http://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id!99

Training Coordinator, Georgia
Area of Expertise: General Staff/Monitoring
Vacancy #: VNGEOS00032
Middle Management Level (minimum 6 years relevant experience with 3 years' 
management)
Closes: November 3, 2005
http://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id"03

To apply, please fill out an application at www.pae-react.com, entering the 
Vacancy Number indicated in the job description. Indications of interest 
should be received no later than two business days 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. Green Card holders, asylum holders and 
other non-citizens are not eligible to be nominated by the United States.


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

JOB- Project Manager, International Finance Corporation, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Natalya Kuznetsova <NKuznetsova(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 26 Oct 2005


JOB- Project Manager, International Finance Corporation, Kazakhstan

Project Manager

Application Deadline: November 9, 2005

Organization:

The International Finance Corporation supports economic growth by promoting 
private sector investment in its developing member countries through 
long-term financing and advisory services.  IFC executes a major 
donor-funded program of private sector technical assistance in Eastern 
Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. In partnership with the Government of 
Japan and major oil and gas project companies, IFC is launching The 
Kazakhstan Oil and Gas Supplier Development Technical Assistance Project.  
This project is an excellent opportunity to lead a demonstration of supplier 
development techniques and has the support of the Government of Kazakhstan.  
The project has two components which will be managed by a dedicated Project 
Manager:

Component 1 has a goal of creating a database of oil and gas project product 
demand for use by potential Kazakhstan suppliers for investment planning.

Component 2 has goals of (1) demonstrating quality and operational 
efficiency improvement methods at Kazakhstan suppliers to the oil and gas 
industry; and (2) improving the capabilities of Kazakh consultants in the 
area of quality improvement and operational management

Job Description:

The Project Manager will manage a staff of local professionals and 
consultants and work directly with the oil and gas industry to achieve the 
Project goals. The position is based in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, which is the 
center of operations for the Chevron and AGIP oil and gas development 
consortia.  The duration of the contract is 24 months.

Requirements:

 - Higher business education or business relevant experience
 - Familiarity with ISO-9000 in manufacturing and Lean Production (Toyota 
   Production System) desirable
 - Experience working internationally
 - Experience creating databases using software such as Microsoft Access or 
   managing this activity
 - Experience creating web sites or managing their creation
 - Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point, and Microsoft 
   Excel
 - Ability to work professionally in English language (written and spoken 
   ability); Russian or Kazakh language skills highly desirable
 - Willingness to live in Atyrau, Kazakhstan and travel extensively in the 
   region

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: November 09, 2005

JOBS- 5 Positions with the Danish Refugee Council, North Caucasus, Deadline Nov. 3

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 26 Oct 2005


JOBS- 5 Positions with the Danish Refugee Council, North Caucasus

1) Deputy Country Director

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Humanitarian
Location city: Ingushetia, Nazran
Location country: Russian Federation
Closing date: 03 Nov 2005
Job Description

The Danish Refugee Council invites applications for the position of Deputy 
Country Director for the North Caucasus (stationed in Nazran, Ingushetia).

For details, go to:
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-6HCCJR?OpenDocument

2) Project Manager- Livelihood and Self-Reliance

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
humanitarian
Location city: Ingushetia, Nazran
Location country: Russian Federation
Closing date: 03 Nov 2005
Job Description

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) invites applications for the position of 
Project Manager, Livelihood and Self-Reliance for the North Caucasus 
(stationed in Nazran, Ingushetia).
For details, go to:
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-6HCCZY?OpenDocument

3) Project Manager - Registration & Information

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Humanitarian
Location city: Ingushetia, Nazran
Location country: Russian Federation
Closing date: 03 Nov 2005
Job Description

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) invites applications for the position of 
Project Manager - Registration & Information Management for the North 
Caucasus (stationed in Nazran, Ingushetia)
For details, go to:
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-6HCCUW?OpenDocument

4) Head of Programme

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Humanitarian
Location city: Ingushetia, Nazran
Location country: Russian Federation
Closing date: 03 Nov 2005
Job Description

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) invites applications for the position of 
Head of Programme for the North Caucasus (stationed in Nazran, Ingushetia)
For details, go to:
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-6HCCRT?OpenDocument

5) Head of Finance & Administration

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Humanitarian
Location city: Ingushetia, Nazran
Location country: Russian Federation
Closing date: 03 Nov 2005
Job Description

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) invites applications for the position of 
Head of Administration & Finance for the North Caucasus (stationed in 
Nazran, Ingushetia)
For details, go to:
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-6HCCMJ?OpenDocument

JOBS- OSCE Positions for US Citizens in Kazakhstan and Georgia

Posted by: Leslie Smith <LSmith(a)paegroup.com>
Posted: 20 Oct 2005


JOBS- OSCE Positions for US Citizens in Kazakhstan and Georgia

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
Area of Expertise: Human Rights
Vacancy #: VNKAZS00004
Senior Professional Level (minimum 6 years relevant experience)
Closes: November 1, 2005
http://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id!99

Training Coordinator, Georgia
Area of Expertise: General Staff/Monitoring
Vacancy #: VNGEOS00032
Middle Management Level (minimum 6 years relevant experience with 3 years' 
management)
Closes: November 3, 2005
http://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id"03

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 two business days 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
Phone: 703-717-6047
Toll-Free: 1-800-405-7593
Fax: 703-717-6199
Web: www.pae-react.com

JOB- Water Civil Engineer, Rural Water Supply Project, Fergana, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Gabriel Regallet <bggr(a)vodiy.uz>
Posted: 20 Oct 2005


JOB- Water Civil Engineer, Rural Water Supply Project, Fergana, Uzbekistan

The Rural Water Supply Project is looking for a Civil Engineer, from 
November 2005 to December 2006 with possible extension, based in the city of 
Ferghana, Uzbekistan. The Project is managed by the International 
Secretariat for Water, an international NGO based in Canada, and funded by a 
grant of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.  The Project aims 
to build potable water supply systems in about 18 villages of the Ferghana 
Valley, covering a population of about 50 000 inhabitants in the period of 
2004 to 2006.

The Civil Engineer will work under the supervision of the Project Director, 
and is assisted by a team of 2 local engineers. His/her main tasks are to 
manage and supervise all technical activities related to the implementation 
of rural water systems:

 - hydraulic design of the water systems;
 - procurement of materials and works on national and international tenders;
 - supervision of construction activities;
 - training of village water committees to operate and maintain the systems;
 - reporting of technical activities to the Project Director.

Candidates will be evaluated on the following qualifications:

 - Higher education degree in related fields.
 - Previous work experience in large scale drinking water projects of at 
   least 5 years, with a significant part in developing countries (2
references 
   required). Experience of CIS countries would be highly desirable.
 - Knowledge of hydraulic softwares (Epanet, Distrib, Piccolo...).
 - Good negotiation skills.
 - Capacity to manage difficult contractual relationships with contractors.
 - Good communication skills to work with people in villages.
 - Excellent knowledge of English language is mandatory. Operational 
   knowledge of Russian or of a Turkic language is also required.

Starting date: IMMEDIATELY.

CV, salary history and requirement, and references to be sent to: Gabriel 
Regallet, Project Director at bggr(a)vodiy.uz

JOBS- Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Int'l Relief and Development, Kabul

Posted by: Linda D. Aines <linda.aines(a)uvm.edu>
Posted: 20 Oct 2005


JOBS- Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Int'l Relief & Development, Kabul

International Relief & Development (IRD) seeks to immediately fill key 
positions in response to a 5 year multi-million dollar proposal.  Consistent 
with the provisions included in the proposal, IRD will be responsible for 
providing human resources and logistical support services to USAID's Office 
of Infrastructure, Energy, and Engineering (OIEE) in Afghanistan. This 
support includes the provision of technical monitors for construction and 
reconstruction projects in the areas of transportation, schools and clinics 
rehabilitation, power, energy and water, and capacity building within 
Government of Afghanistan ministries.

Position #1

Title: Chief of Party, Human Resources and Logistical Support Program

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

The Chief of Party (COP) will manage the Human Resource and Logistical 
Support Program in Afghanistan and provide technical direction and overall 
leadership to the Project. Although the title of this program is Human 
Resources and Logistical Support Program (HRLS) it is heavily focused on the 
rehabilitation of physical infrastructure and, therefore, the successful 
candidate should have a technical management background and preferably an 
engineering degree. We require a highly experienced manager to provide 
strategic leadership and top quality people and resource management for IRDs 
project in Afghanistan.  We seek candidates that have a demonstrated ability 
to manage large operational programs in a complex and insecure environment.

Qualifications (Minimum Requirements):

Minimum 10 years experience as Senior Manager of International long term, 
multi-sector technical assistance projects, with prior Chief of Party or 
project management experience preferred; prior experience with USAID funded 
projects preferred. Technical expertise in Engineering, with a technical 
management background. Advanced degree in Engineering or a related field 
preferred;

Prior work experience in Afghanistan and familiarity with emerging needs in 
Afghanistan, in order to effectively maintain liaisons, achieve program 
objectives and coordinate related external donor assistance programs in 
these fields; Post-conflict environment experience preferred.

Must be articulate and demonstrate clarity in written and oral 
communications; must be available to travel to regional offices for related 
program investigation;

This work requires knowledge and understanding of IRD programming, project 
development, grant administration and management procedures as well as a 
mastery of the principles, methods, practices, and operational procedures of 
a variety of successful private business enterprises, NGOs or development 
programs;

The work involves technical, economic, institutional and environmental 
factors in Afghanistan, which are undergoing rapid political economic 
change.  Dealings with host country governments/international donors/NGOs 
and local NGOs are extensive and complicated.  The incumbent must be 
innovative and resourceful in creating an awareness of new initiatives, 
which respond to the needs and practices of project beneficiaries.  
Decisions and recommendations must often be made on the basis of incomplete 
and inadequate information.

Position #2

Title: Deputy Chief of Party

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

The DCOP will assist in management, technical direction, and overall 
leadership of the project and ensure successful implementation of the HRLS 
and other USAID funded programs as required, as well as participate in 
efforts to develop new programs.  Additional responsibilities will include 
personnel functions, budget and policy administration, project management, 
program development and supervision of HRLS staff, which includes engineers. 
 In addition position will require supervision of staff members and support 
of the CoP on administrative matters as assigned.

Qualifications (Minimum Requirements)

Minimum 7 years international experience in program development, grant 
administration, management procedures and project management in a developing 
country.  Experience with overseas USAID-funded projects, contract 
management and administration. Knowledge of logistics and security (military 
and/or police) management.  Experience in staff management in culturally 
diverse settings required preferably in post-conflict environment.

Advanced degree in management, international development, sociology, human 
relations or related field. Effective and excellent communication skills 
with proficient English language skills are required. Additional knowledge 
of Pashto and Dari preferred. Must be available to travel to regional 
offices for related program investigation.

This work requires knowledge and understanding of IRD programming, project 
development, grant administration and management procedures as well as a 
mastery of the principles, methods, practices, and operational procedures of 
a variety of successful private business enterprises, NGOs or development 
programs;

Language Skills for both positions above: Excellent English communication 
skills, both oral and written required.  Knowledge of Pashto and Dari 
preferred.

Closing Date: October 25, 2005

To apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume with salary history/requirement, and 
three references, including e-mail and other contact information to 
laines(a)shoreham.net.  Please reference job in the Subject line the job being 
applied for: "COP," or "DCOP Afghan."

Full positions Descriptions available by request to laines(a)shoreham.net

JOB- Finance Manager, International Relief and Development, Afghanistan

Posted by: Linda D. Aines <linda.aines(a)uvm.edu>
Posted: 20 Oct 2005


JOB- Finance Manager, International Relief & Development, Afghanistan

International Relief & Development (IRD) seeks to fill key positions in 
response to a 5 year multi-million dollar proposal.  Consistent with the 
provisions included in the proposal, IRD will be responsible for providing 
human resources and logistical support services to USAID's Office of 
Infrastructure, Energy, and Engineering (OIEE) in Afghanistan. This support 
includes the provision of technical monitors for construction and 
reconstruction projects in the areas of transportation, schools and clinics 
rehabilitation, power, energy and water, and capacity building within 
Government of Afghanistan ministries.

Title: Finance Manager

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

General Description of Role:

The finance manager is responsible for the management of the finance 
operations for the Human Resource and Logistical Support Program (HRLS) 
funded by USAID in Afghanistan. She/he will supervise the finance officers 
in Kabul.  The Finance Manager will ensure that adequate and appropriate 
internal controls are in place to meet generally recognized accounting 
standards. In addition, he/she will manage all accounting, bank accounts and 
cash flow to ensure sufficient funds are available for effective and 
efficient implementation. She/he will track all project expenses and will 
prepare monthly financial reports for HQ. She/he will also prepare monthly 
and yearly budget projections and will maintain data on expenditures by line 
item, as well as produce and analyze budget variance reports.

Under the guidance of the Director of Finance-HQ, the Finance Manager will 
manage all financial aspects of the USAID HRLS /Afghanistan contract for IRD 
and its partners and will have responsibility for the efficient 
implementation of the financial processes.

Qualifications (Minimum requirements):

 - University degrees in accounting, finance, economics, or similar field 
   (relevant experience, professional certification and another university 
   degree may substitute for degrees mentioned)
 - Minimum of seven (7) years international experience.  Candidate needs 
   prior experience as Finance Manager for an International NGO or
USAID-funded 
   projects.  In addition to international experience, senior level Finance 
   Management experience in the US is preferred.
 -  Willingness to travel to towns throughout Afghanistan and 
   internationally on project business
 - Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, 
   willingness to listen and respect for colleagues. Ability to work 
   effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. Ability to stream-line 
   activities and not create unnecessary work for yourself/colleagues. Must be 
   flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.
 - Language Skills for each position: Excellent English communication 
   skills, both oral and written required.  Knowledge of Pashto and Dari 
   preferred.

Closing Date: October 24, 2005

To apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume with salary history/requirement, and 
three references, including e-mail and other contact information to 
laines(a)shoreham.net.  Please reference job in the Subject line: "Finance 
Manager Afghan"

JOB- Participatory Poverty Monitoring and Training Specialist, JUST Consultants, Azerbaijan

Posted by: JUST Consultants <info(a)stc-japan.com>
Posted: 19 Oct 2005


JOB- Participatory Poverty Monitoring & Training Specialist, Azerbaijan

Job Opportunity for the position of Participatory Poverty Monitoring and 
Training Specialist for an ADB Project in Azerbaijan

Japan Soft Tech (JUST) Consultants is a Japan-based consulting firm 
providing services in the fields of health and population, education and 
training, social protection and social infrastructure, finance and banking, 
industry and trade, textile and garments, devolution and good governance, 
community and livelihoods development, and overall poverty reduction. Please 
visit our website at www.stc-japan.com for detailed information.

We have been short listed for an Asian Development Bank (ADB) Technical 
Assistance (TA) No. 4621-AZE: Participatory Strategy Development and 
Implementation for Achieving Millennium Development Goal (DMG) for 
Azerbaijan. We are looking for an international consultant for the position 
of Participatory Poverty Monitoring and Training Specialist for a total 
duration of 3person-months over 6 months (the total duration of the project 
is 24 months). The consultant must have extensive experience in required 
fields, preferably for multilateral development agencies, such as the ADB or 
World Bank. Consultant is also require to have strong ability in working 
with multi-disciplinary team, project preparation, workshop organization, 
stakeholder consultations, data collection and analysis, report writing, and 
strong analytical and writing skills.

The TA will assist the Government of Azerbaijan in integrating the 
achievement of the MDG into its development planning and implementation 
processes. The main outcome will be the enhanced planning and monitoring 
capacity of the Ministry of Economic Development (MOED) to achieve those 
goals. The main deliverables of the TA are:

i) an evaluation of State Program on Poverty Reduction and Economic 
Development (SPPRED) 2003-2005, emphasizing lessons learned, to aid in the 
preparation of the country's next phase of its poverty reduction strategy;

ii) an integrated training program to improve the planning capacity of the 
inter-ministerial sector working groups and link their work to the national 
strategy; (iii) a strategy for achieving the country's MDG targets, with a 
fully costed investment plan; and

iv) the procedures and processes for monitoring strategy implementation, 
updating the strategy based on implementation experience, monitoring 
budgetary flows and revising the costing, and disseminating information on 
the progress in achieving the goals.

The Participatory Poverty Monitoring and Training Specialist will carry out 
the following tasks:

i) review the participatory methods used under State Program on Poverty 
Reduction and Economic Development (SPPRED) 2003-2005, develop a plan for 
the participation in the formulation and implementation of the Millennium 
Development Goal (MDG) strategy, and create a specific plan for increasing 
the access of previously underrepresented groups;

ii) design mechanisms and methods for participatory processes, establish 
institutional arrangements, prepare cost estimates, and develop a realistic 
timeline for coordinating participatory processes in the SPPRED Secretariat;

iii) engage two local NGOs in consultation with the head of the SPPRED 
Secretariat and ADB and support the team leader in overseeing the work of 
these NGOs in the participatory monitoring of projects and policy measures 
identified in the strategy;

iv) develop feedback mechanisms and participatory monitoring systems that 
enable civil society to help monitor, in cooperation with government 
officials, the main poverty reduction initiatives of the MDG strategy;

v) develop the capacity of the SPPRED Secretariat, especially the poverty 
monitoring unit, to monitor the impact of strategy implementation on the 
qualitative aspects of poverty and assist the SPPRED Secretariat in 
developing a set of qualitative MDG indicators, including their baselines, 
and integrate these into the MDG monitoring system;

vi) review and update the training needs assessment and, based on the needs 
assessment, develop and execute a training program to strengthen the 
capacity of the sector working groups to formulate and implement the MDG 
strategy; and strengthen the capacity of the SPPRED Secretariat to identify, 
develop, and deliver relevant training programs to the sector working 
groups, including training of trainers programs, as necessary; oversee 
initial training programs run by the SPPRED Secretariat and provide 
feedback; develop a training program on participatory monitoring and 
evaluation; and deliver the training course to SPPRED Secretariat domestic 
experts, members of the sector working groups, and the two NGOs engaged by 
the TA.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their detailed updated CV to 
Takashi Hashimoto at info(a)stc-japan.com as soon as possible. Please do not 
apply, if you are registered in our database or if you have applied before 
for some other projects.

Takashi Hashimoto
Director of Business Development and Consultants Coordination
Japan Soft Tech Consultants (JUST Consultants)
A-101 Berdure, 13-25 Mannarihigashimachi
Okayama 700-0072
Japan
E-mail: info(a)stc-japan.com
Website: www.stc-japan.com

JOB- Economist and Team Leader, ADB Project in Azerbaijan, JUST Consultants

Posted by: JUST Consultants <info(a)stc-japan.com>
Posted: 19 Oct 2005


JOB- Economist & Team Leader, ADB Project in Azerbaijan, JUST Consultants

Job Opportunity for the position of Economist and Team Leader for an ADB 
Project in Azerbaijan

Japan Soft Tech (JUST) Consultants is a Japan-based consulting firm 
providing services in the fields of health and population, education and 
training, social protection and social infrastructure, finance and banking, 
industry and trade, textile and garments, devolution and good governance, 
community and livelihoods development, and overall poverty reduction. Please 
visit our website at www.stc-japan.com for detailed information.

We have been short listed for an Asian Development Bank (ADB) Technical 
Assistance (TA) No. 4621-AZE: Participatory Strategy Development and 
Implementation for Achieving Millennium Development Goal (DMG) for 
Azerbaijan. We are looking for an international consultant for the position 
of the Economist and Team Leader for a total duration of 6.5 person-months 
over 22 months (the total duration of the project is 24 months). The 
consultant must have extensive experience in required fields, preferably for 
multilateral development agencies, such as the ADB or World Bank. Consultant 
is also require to have strong ability in working with multi-disciplinary 
team, project preparation, workshop organization, stakeholder consultations, 
data collection and analysis, report writing, and strong analytical and 
writing skills.

The TA will assist the Government of Azerbaijan in integrating the 
achievement of the MDG into its development planning and implementation 
processes. The main outcome will be the enhanced planning and monitoring 
capacity of the Ministry of Economic Development (MOED) to achieve those 
goals. The main deliverables of the TA are (i) an evaluation of State 
Program on Poverty Reduction and Economic Development (SPPRED) 2003-2005, 
emphasizing lessons learned, to aid in the preparation of the country's next 
phase of its poverty reduction strategy; (ii) an integrated training program 
to improve the planning capacity of the inter-ministerial sector working 
groups and link their work to the national strategy; (iii) a strategy for 
achieving the country's MDG targets, with a fully costed investment plan; 
and (iv) the procedures and processes for monitoring strategy 
implementation, updating the strategy based on implementation experience, 
monitoring budgetary flows and revising the costing, and disseminating 
information on the progress in achieving the goals.

The Economist and Team Leader will:

i) provide general support and management oversight to ensure delivery of 
the outputs of all consultants (international and domestic), engaged under 
the TA, including the team for Millennium Development Goals (MDG) strategy 
costing and budgeting, in close coordination with the head of the State 
Program on Poverty Reduction and Economic Development (SPPRED) Secretariat 
and the chief technical adviser to the SPPRED Secretariat, and
ii) be the main point of contact with ADB's project officer managing the TA 
on all administrative matters.

The specific tasks of the economist and team leader are as follows:

i) provide technical support for formulating and implementing the 10-year 
strategy for the achievement of the MDG and technical support for preparing 
the final SPPRED 2003-2005 progress report;

ii) work with the consultants leading the MDG strategy costing and budgeting 
to ensure compatibility between the actions required under the MDG strategy 
and the medium-term expenditure framework, public investment plan, and 
annual fiscal budget;

iii) oversee the training program, ensuring that the plan is up-to-date, to 
maximize its relevance to the process and oversee the preparation of 
quarterly training reports, in a form suitable to the head of the SPPRED 
Secretariat and ADB, and identify sources of funding for training activities;

iv) engage a local public relations and media advisory services firm, in 
consultation with the head of the SPPRED Secretariat and ADB; oversee the 
work of the firm in the development, implementation, and updating of the 
public information plan and ensure the submission of quarterly public 
information reports acceptable to the head of the SPPRED Secretariat and 
ADB; and identify sources of funding for public relations and information 
dissemination activities;

v) oversee the work of the two NGOs engaged for participatory monitoring;

vi) oversee the organization of (a) three national workshops (to discuss the 
final review of SPPRED 2003-2005, the draft of the 10-year MDG strategy, and 
the first review of the MDG strategy) and (b) six town hall meetings and 
oversee the preparation of the reports from these workshops and meetings; 
and provide assistance to ADB, as necessary, to prepare the country strategy 
and program including finalizing the country poverty assessment.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their detailed updated CV to 
Takashi Hashimoto at info(a)stc-japan.com as soon as possible. Please do not 
apply, if you are registered in our database or if you have applied before 
for some other projects.

Takashi Hashimoto
Director of Business Development and Consultants Coordination
Japan Soft Tech Consultants (JUST Consultants)
A-101 Berdure, 13-25 Mannarihigashimachi
Okayama 700-0072
Japan
E-mail: info(a)stc-japan.com
Website: www.stc-japan.com

JOB- Human Resource Manager, International Relief and Development, Kabul

Posted by: Linda D. Aines <linda.aines(a)uvm.edu>
Posted: 14 Oct 2005


JOB- Human Resource Manager, International Relief & Development, Kabul

International Relief & Development (IRD) seeks to fill key positions 
including that of a Human Resources Manager in response to a 5 year  
multi-million dollar  proposal.  Consistent with the provisions included in 
the proposal, IRD will be held responsible for providing human resources and 
logistical support services to USAIDs Office of Infrastructure, Energy, and 
Engineering (OIEE) in Afghanistan. This support includes the provision of 
technical monitors for construction and reconstruction projects in the areas 
of transportation, schools and clinics rehabilitation, power, energy and 
water, and capacity building within Government of Afghanistan ministries.

Title: Human Resources Manager
Location: Kabul Afghanistan
Expected Start Date: Dec 2005/ Jan 2006
Duration: 5 Years

Application deadline: October 21, 2005

General Description of Role:

Establishes policies and practices for, and directs the personnel activities 
of the USAID funded Human Resources and Logistics Support Program.  This 
position has a high focus on recruitment.  Other duties include evaluation, 
manpower planning, compensation, benefits, performance appraisal, and 
training.  This manager will be the liaison between the Headquarters, the 
Program and USAID hiring unit.

Main Responsibilities:

1) In consultation with the Chief of Party (CoP), the Human Resource
   Manager will be responsible for the  ongoing development and management of
   the recruitment process for Kabul and field personnel including the
   development of job descriptions, advertising for positions and initial
   screening of applicants, and maintenance of employee files.  Candidate
   should be familiar with Global sources of technical talent.
2) Direct a comprehensive employee performance evaluation program to
   assure timely processing of actions.  Assist program supervisors in
   conducting employee reviews.
3) Design approved personnel forms.
4) Perform analysis of compensation and performance data.
5) Assist the DCoP and Chief Financial Officer in the development of
   field personnel manuals for HRLP.
6) Perform other duties assigned by the CoP, DCoP Chief Financial
   Officer, and others, as needed.

Required Qualifications:

1) University degrees in a related field; (Relevant work experience may 
   substitute for degrees)
2) Minimum of seven (7) years progressive international experience.
3) Prior experience as HR Officer for an International NGO or organization . 
   Prior experience in USAID funded projects preferred.
4) Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, and 
   ability to create supportive working relationship amongst personnel.  Must 
   be capable of working as part of a team and to work effectively in a 
   fast-paced, stressful environment.
5) Willingness to travel throughout Afghanistan and internationally
6) Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.

Language Skills: Excellent English communication skills, both oral and 
written required.  Knowledge of Pashto and Dari preferred.

Work Relationships: Frequent contacts inside and outside IRD involving a 
wide range of organizations, including Gov't of Afghanistan and USAID.  High 
degree of integrity and amiable disposition are desirable in building 
appropriate internal and external relationships.

Reporting: Reports to CoP, DCoP, Chief Financial Officer and DC Headquarters 
Director of Programs.

To apply:

Individuals who meet the required qualifications and are interested, may 
apply by sending Cover letter, CV/resume, 3 references and a completed 1420 
biodata form to laines(a)shoreham.net.

Please reference "HR MANAGER - KABUL " in the subject line.

Closing Date: October 21, 2005.

JOB- Deputy Chief of Party, IREX Education Program Division, Kabul

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 13 Oct 2005


JOB- Deputy Chief of Party, IREX Education Program Division, Kabul

Title: Deputy Chief of Party
Division: Education Program Division (EPD)
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Reports To: Chief of Party; IREX/Afghanistan

This position is available pending funding and candidate approval by USAID.

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.

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks applicants for the position of Deputy Chief of Party for an 
anticipated five-year project to improve pre-service secondary teacher 
education at four-year institutions by providing training and technical 
assistance to improve the quality of instruction in education faculties, and 
institutionalizing structures and developing an academic culture that 
supports high-quality teaching and professional activities. The Deputy Chief 
of Party will support the Chief of Party in directing all work performed 
under the Cooperative Agreement with USAID.

The position will be based in Kabul but will involve significant travel to 
other cities within Afghanistan to provide technical assistance to local 
universities and institutions.

Job Description:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 - Support the Chief of Party in managing the Higher Education Project (HEP) 
   including planning and implementing program strategy, hiring and oversight 
   of local staff, and managing office operations;
 - Work with the Chief of Party to manage and monitor all program components 
 - including improving the quality of instruction in faculties of education 
   and developing a culture of excellence amongst professors of education -
and 
   assure that the project is meeting proposed objectives and targets;
 - Oversee monitoring and evaluation of project;
 - 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 in Afghanistan.

Other qualifications required at a minimum:

 - Practical experience working with pre-service teacher training 
   initiatives in the region, preferably Afghanistan or similar post-conflict 
   situation;
 - Minimum of three years of international project management experience, 
   preferably in Afghanistan or similar post-conflict situation;
 - Experience working with university administrators and Ministries of 
   Education preferred;
 - Experience working with USG funding agencies (USAID experience strongly 
   preferred);
 - Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to 
   negotiate with multiple partners, local and international officials, NGO 
   representatives, and community stakeholders to ensure the successful 
   completion of project activities;
 - Solid understanding of political and social issues in Afghanistan;
 - Fluency in English and proficiency in a local language (Farsi, Pashto or 
   Dari) preferred;
 - Master's degree in a relevant discipline preferred.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to:

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

No phone calls please.

Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB- Short and Long-term Consultants, IREX Education Program Division, Kabul

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 13 Oct 2005


JOB- Short & Long-term Consultants, IREX Education Program Division, Kabul

Title: Short and Long-term Consultants
Division: Education Program Division (EPD)
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Reports To: Chief of Party; IREX/Afghanistan

These positions are available pending funding and candidate approval by USAID.

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.

Summary of Positions:

IREX is seeking pre-service teacher education specialists for an anticipated 
five-year project to improve pre-service secondary teacher education at 
four-year institutions by providing training and technical assistance to 
improve the quality of instruction in education faculties, and 
institutionalizing structures and developing an academic culture that 
supports high-quality teaching and professional activities.

Several long-term positions are available; positions focus on teacher 
curriculum development and methodology training, including training of 
trainers.  We also seek short-term specialists in subject knowledge, English 
as a second language, Internet communications technology (ICT), distance 
learning, testing and examination, national standards, teacher 
certification, and faculty structures, systems and policies. Local language 
ability (Dari, Farsi, and/or Pashto) is desirable. Experience in Afghanistan 
or similar post-conflict situation required. Master's degree required; PhD 
preferred.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to:

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

No phone calls please.

Equal Opportunity Employer

JOB- Chief of Party, IREX Education Program Division, Kabul

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 13 Oct 2005


JOB- Chief of Party, IREX Education Program Division, Kabul

Title: Chief of Party
Division: Education Program Division (EPD)
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Reports To: Director, EPD; IREX/DC

This position is available pending funding and candidate approval by USAID. 
This position is open to local citizens, Americans, and third country 
nationals.

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.

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks applicants for the position of Chief of Party for an anticipated 
five-year project to improve pre-service secondary teacher education at 
four-year institutions by providing training and technical assistance to 
improve the quality of instruction in education faculties, and 
institutionalizing structures and developing an academic culture that 
supports high-quality teaching and professional activities. The Chief of 
Party will direct and oversee all work performed under the project and will 
be the primary point of contact with USAID/Afghanistan.

The position will be based in Kabul but will involve significant travel to 
other cities within Afghanistan to work with universities and institutions 
throughout the country.

Job Description:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 - Overall responsibility for the successful implementation of the Higher 
   Education Project (HEP), including planning and implementing program 
   strategy, overall supervision of partners, local staff and consultants, and 
   managing office operations;
 - Liaise with USAID and IREX headquarters and assure that the overall 
   project is meeting proposed objectives and targets;
 - Coordinate with international and local organizations, and government 
   agencies involved in education work;
 - Approve and submit to USAID all proposed workplans, staffing plans, and 
   budgets;
 - Responsible for the quality, cost, and timeliness of performance of all 
   work performed under this project.

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 in Afghanistan.

Other qualifications required at a minimum:

 - Demonstrated knowledge of higher education in the region, preferably 
   Afghanistan or another similar post-conflict situation;
 - Ten years of international project management experience, preferably in 
   Afghanistan or another similar post-conflict situation;
 - Experience working with Ministries of Education or Higher Education, and 
   university administrators and professors;
 - Experience working with USG funding agencies (USAID experience required);
 - Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to 
   negotiate with multiple partners, local and international officials, NGO 
   representatives, and community stakeholders to ensure the successful 
   completion of project activities;
 - Solid understanding of political and social issues in Afghanistan;
 - Fluent in English; proficiency in a local language (Farsi, Pashto or 
   Dari) desired;
 - Master's degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent work experience.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to:

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

No phone calls please.

Equal Opportunity Employer

SEEKING EXPERTS- Consultants for Projects in TACIS Countries Sought

Posted by: Employment Management Solutions <employment(a)europeansolutions.nl>
Posted: 12 Oct 2005


SEEKING EXPERTS- Consultants for Projects in TACIS Countries Sought

European Management Solutions, a Moscow based Dutch consultancy firm 
specialising in recruitment for donor funded projects in TACIS countries, is 
looking to identify outstanding experts for strengthening its roster of 
consultants.

Among others, we are very much interested in:

 - Monitoring and Evaluation Experts
 - Education Experts
 - Democratisation and Human Rights Experts
 - Rule of Law/ Legal Experts
 - Civil society Development Experts
 - Economists
 - Business consultants

All nationalities are eligible/ candidates from TACIS countries are 
especially welcomed to apply.

General qualifications of experts:

 - University degree at MA/ Msc level
 - Several years of experience in a relevant field
 - Perfect spoken and written English

Preferred qualifications experts:

 - Work-experience in TACIS or PHARE countries
 - At least some knowledge of Russian
 - Some knowledge of other TACIS languages

Please have a look at the positions on our website

www.europeansolutions.nl

Please send resumes to employment(a)europeansolutions.nl

JOB- Ass't Professor, Cultural Anthropology, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Posted by: Linda Marchant <marchalf(a)muohio.edu>
Posted: 7 Oct 2005


JOB- Ass't Professor, Cultural Anthropology, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Assistant Professor
Cultural Anthropology

Miami University: The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a 
tenure-track assistant professor position in cultural anthropology beginning 
in August 2006. We seek candidates with regional expertise in Russia or 
Eurasia; with ongoing research in economic, political, or urban anthropology 
preferred.  The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper 
division undergraduate courses in cultural anthropology; maintain an active 
research program, and provide service to the university and the profession. 
The faculty member will develop new courses for the anthropology curriculum 
and thus be able to contribute to the new B.A. degree in Russian, Eastern 
European, and Eurasian Studies. Ph.D. in anthropology required by time of 
appointment. Required qualities include: excellence in teaching and ability 
to contribute to a four-field department.

The Anthropology program has existed at Miami for over 50 years, and became 
an independent department in 2002. Its mission is to generate, transmit and 
disseminate the cultural and evolutionary knowledge developed in 
anthropology's four fields. The department has 11 F.T.E. faculty members, 
four full-time Visiting Assistant Professors and a Postdoctoral Fellow.  
Several faculty have joint appointments with other departments or programs.  
These include: Center for American and World Cultures, Havighurst Center for 
Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, International Studies Program, Latin 
American Studies Program, the Institute of Environmental Studies, the 
Department of Sociology and Gerontology, and the Department of Zoology.

Applicants should send a cover letter detailing teaching and research, 
curriculum vitae, summary evidence of teaching excellence, three letters of 
recommendation and a writing sample to:

Dr. Linda F. Marchant, Chair
Department of Anthropology
Miami University
164 Upham Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
Tel: 513-529-8399
E-mail: marchalf(a)muohio.edu
Web: http://www.units.muohio.edu/anthropology and 
http://casnov1.cas.muohio.edu/havighurstcenter for more information about 
the Department and the Havighurst Center.

Screening of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the 
position is filled. Candidates whose applications are received by October 
20, 2005, may be contacted for prearranged interviews at the American 
Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) meetings in Salt 
Lake City, Utah, November 3-6, 2005.

Miami University is among the nation's premier public institutions, widely 
recognized for the strength of its academic programs. The main residential 
campus in Oxford enrolls over 15,000 students. The community of Oxford, with 
a population of 12,000, is in southwest Ohio, 45 minutes drive from 
Cincinnati. For more information about the university see 
http://www.miami.muohio.edu Miami University is an equal opportunity 
employer offering same-sex domestic partner benefits. Miami University 
prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and 
gender identity/expression. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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