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5. Job Opportunities
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JOB- Deputy Regional Director, Caucasus and Central Asia, OSI

Posted by: Karen Appelquist <kappelquist(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 19 Sep 2006


JOB- Deputy Regional Director, Caucasus and Central Asia, OSI

Deputy Regional Director- The Caucasus And Central Asia
August 2006
 
The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant 
democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Open 
societies are characterized by the rule of law; respect for human 
rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically 
elected governments; market economies in which business and government 
are separate; and a civil society that helps keep government power in 
check.   To achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies 
that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems 
and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, OSI implements a 
range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and 
independent media. At the same time, OSI builds alliances across 
borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of 
information. OSI places high priority on protecting and improving the 
lives of marginalized people and communities. 

Investor and philanthropist George Soros in 1993 created OSI as a 
private operating and grantmaking foundation to support his 
foundations in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. 
Those foundations were established, starting in 1984, to help 
countries make the transition from communism. OSI has expanded the 
activities of the Soros foundations network to encompass the United 
States and more than 60 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin 
America. Each national foundation relies on the expertise of boards 
composed of eminent citizens who determine individual agendas based on 
local priorities. 
Working under the supervision of the Regional Director for the 
Caucasus and Central Asia National Foundations (NF) of the Open 
Society Institute, the Deputy Director will assist in managing the 
work of the foundations and coordinating their efforts with OSI's 
thematic divisions, specifically:  
 
Job Description
 - Assist the regional director in liaising with national foundation  
   executive directors on all matters in foundation programming, 
   strategy, management, governance and budget;
 - Troubleshoot on administrative, programmatic, strategic, 
   management, personnel and other problems related to these foundations; 
 - Travel to these foundations to meet with the ED, board, program 
   staff, donor community, other external partners and grantees; 
 - Provide assessments of the political environment, the positioning 
   of the foundation in that environment, and an analysis of the 
   foundation's management, governance and programming; 
 - Resolve problems with program strategy or implementation with 
   Network Programs;
 - Assist in managing annual budget drafting and submission process 
   for the Regional Director; 
 - Serve as the primary contact for the Finance staff on 
   administrative budget questions; 
 - Work with OSI's office of Third Party Funding to aid national 
   foundations in their efforts to seek outside support;
 - Under supervision of Director, develop, execute, and coordinate 
   special projects as required.  Provide occasional program support to 
   other initiatives within the Central Eurasia Project;
 - Monitor civil society and NGO development in priority sectors of the region.
 
Requirements: 
 - Advanced degree in relevant field a definite plus but not essential; 
 - Knowledge and experience in Central Asia and the Caucasus;
 - Experience working with NGOs, international organizations, and/or 
   grant-making institutions;
 - Fluent Russian; other regional language skills a plus;
 - Excellent organizational skills, particularly the ability to 
   effectively manage disparate projects.


Start Date: September 2006
 
Salary: Competitive salary; excellent benefit package.
 
To Apply: E-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements, before 
September 29, to:
 
E-mail to: humanresources(a)sorosny.org
 
Please include Job Code: DRD/CAU/CEA   in subject line 
 
If e-mail is not available you may fax to: (646) 557-2494
 
No telephone inquires, please.  The Open Society Institute is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer.
 
Open Society Institute
400 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019

JOB- Positions at Kazakh-Russian International University- Aktobe, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Liliana Berdimuratova <lberdimuratova(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 18 Sep 2006


JOB- Positions at Kazakh-Russian International University- Aktobe, Kazakhstan

Kazakh-Russian International University Faculty
Positions, Aktobe, Kazakhstan

Faculty Opening
Department of Economics 
Department of Business Administration 
Department of Information Technologies 
Department of Translation (English and German Languages) 
Kazakh-Russian International University (KRIU), Aktobe, Kazakhstan 

Kazakh-Russian International University based in Aktobe, Kazakhstan is 
seeking Ph.D.s for teaching positions in Economics, Management, 
Marketing, Accounting & Audit, Finance, Information Technologies, 
Automation & Management, Software Support & Computer Engineering, 
English and German Languages to start in January 2007. These courses 
are taught in undergraduate programs. Candidates interested in 
research in Central Asia are particularly encouraged to apply. The 
salary is negotiable. 

Position requirements: 
 - A PhD degree in a relevant field preferably from Western University 
   with experience on interactive methods of teaching; 
 - Experience of teaching at Higher Educational Institutions;  
 - Excellent English and communications skills; 
 - Practical experience in businesses and teaching experience is preferred.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita with a cover letter 
explaining their interest and showing what courses they can teach and 
at what level. Applications should be submitted preferably by November 
20. Materials should be sent by e-mail to:

Liliana Berdimuratova 
International Relations Department 
Kazakh-Russian International University
52, Aiteke bi street 
Aktobe, Kazakhstan 
Email: lberdimuratova(a)yahoo.com 

JOB- Director Positions at the University of Central Asia

Posted by: Brian Mau <Brian.Mau(a)ucentralasia.org>
Posted: 12 Sep 2006


JOB- Director Positions at the University of Central Asia

The University of Central Asia (UCA) is a secular and private 
university founded in 2000 by the governments of Kazakhstan, the 
Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, and His Highness the Aga Khan to 
foster the economic and social development of Central Asia, especially 
its vast mountain regions. It is the world's first internationally 
chartered institution of higher education. The Central Administration 
is in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
 
Director - School Of Professional And Continuing Education (SPCE)
 
SPCE is a new school within UCA that provides new skills and skill 
upgrading through short-term programmes in enterprise development, 
information technology, applied languages, public sector management, 
and vocational training. The Director will provide overall leadership 
for the School across three campuses; direct development and 
implementation of curricula; manage financial and human resources; 
promote the School, negotiate, and build support with communities, 
governments, and international organizations. 
 
The successful candidate will bring experience in professional 
education in Central Asia or other FSU countries; a strong management 
record; leadership experience in a professional, vocational, or adult 
education setting; and proven ability to assure high-quality 
operations. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills in 
English and Russian are essential.
 
Director - Facilities Management
 
The Director will develop and implement strategies for commissioning 
and managing campus buildings, telecommunications, information 
technology, transportation, security, environmental impacts, and 
long-term operations and maintenance. S/he will also manage 
relationships where appropriate with project management, 
architectural, and construction contractors on campus design, budgets, 
contracts, and construction management issues.
 
The Director must have: bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred) 
in Architecture, Urban/City/Regional Planning, Engineering, 
Construction Management or a related field; minimum ten years 
progressively responsible experience in master planning, capital 
projects management, facilities planning, environmental management 
and/or related management experience in coordinating and completing 
large-scale construction projects; and excellent English language 
skills (written and oral). Strong preference for candidates with 
relevant experience working in: mountainous areas and/or overseas, 
particularly in Central Asia or the former Soviet Union; facilities 
planning and development in an institution of higher education; and 
Russian or regional languages. 
 
Regional and international travel will be required. UCA offers a 
competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Interested 
candidates should submit, in English, a curriculum vitae, list of 
three professional references, and a covering letter to: 
hr.recruitment(a)ucentralasia.org. Applications will be reviewed as soon 
they are received.
 
For additional information about UCA, please visit http://www.ucentralasia.org/

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

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


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

Project Manager 

Project: Central Asia Primary Mortgage Market Development Project 
Project Countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 
Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan 
Duration: 3 years 

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

The Project:  The Central Asia Primary Mortgage Market Development 
Project is structured in two phases: Phase I - Gap Analysis and Phase 
II - Implementation. 

Phase I has been completed. It entailed a comprehensive analysis of 
the housing finance market in each Project country and identified key 
legal, regulatory, and institutional capacity issues hindering the 
development of local housing finance markets. A corresponding set of 
recommendations to address these issues has been developed. 

Phase II - Implementation. By implementing Phase I recommendations, 
Phase II will seek to create strong supply conditions for residential 
mortgages, to strengthen financial institutions by introducing 
best-in-class residential mortgage-lending and related practices, and 
to broaden and deepen financial markets by establishing industry 
standards for residential mortgage origination, underwriting, 
servicing, and risk management, thereby enabling the formation and 
expansion of the secondary mortgage market. 

Position Available:  IFC seeks to fill the position of Project Manager 
to run the second phase of the Project. The Project Manager will be 
based in the capital of one of the four Central Asian countries, most 
likely in Tashkent or Almaty.  The Project Manager will report to 
PEP's Housing Finance Senior Operations Manager, who is based in 
Moscow, and will be supported by the PEP central office resources 
based in Moscow and local offices. 

Responsibilities: The Project Manager will lead local country teams in 
implementing recommendations developed in Phase I of the Project, 
focusing on the following areas: 
- Improving the Enabling Environment - strengthening and fine-tuning 
  pertinent legislation and regulation to enable the transparent growth 
  of primary mortgage markets in each Project country 
- Building Institutional Capacity 
- Selecting local partners (in each country), including banks, 
  non-bank mortgage lending institutions, appraisal companies, insurance 
  companies and other residential mortgage industry players to become 
  Project pilot institutions for Phase II of the Project and monitoring 
  their progress in implementing relevant best-in-class practices 
- Strengthening local banks' mortgage-lending capabilities by (i) 
  developing best-in-class origination, underwriting and servicing 
  standards, and risk-management practices, (ii) developing a set of 
  standardized mortgage products and documentation adapted to the 
  realities of local markets, and (iii) providing formalized, on-the-job 
  training to local pilot bank staff engaged in residential mortgage lending 
- Developing mortgage-related institutional infrastructure such as 
  real estate brokerage, mortgage-related insurance products, and 
  standard, independent residential real estate appraisal methodologies 
  and mechanisms 
- Assisting state mortgage funds (in Project countries where 
  applicable) in creating adequate platform for mortgage on-lending and 
  refinancing, including developing necessary policies, procedures, 
  forms and mechanisms 
- Promoting the creation of industry standards across the entire 
  spectrum of mortgage-lending business by supporting self-regulating 
  industry bodies and associations 
- Raising Public Awareness of Mortgage Finance - improving 
  governments' understanding of what constitutes an effective mortgage 
  system and consumer understanding of the benefits, risks, and 
  responsibilities associated with mortgage financing 

Qualifications and Position Requirements: 
- MBA or other relevant advanced degree 
- At least five years of post-MBA, private-sector experience in a 
  managerial or advisory role in residential primary mortgage lending 
- Strong experience in project management, particularly in the context 
  of financial institutions 
- Excellent consulting and client management skills, including ability 
  to interact with high-level government officials 
- Strong proactive problem-solving and organizational skills 
- Excellent writing and communication skills 
- Strong leadership and people development skills 
- Experience in the region or similar developing economy highly desirable 
- Legislative reform or policy development experience highly desirable 
- English language fluency mandatory; Russian language fluency highly 
  desirable 


Submissions of Interest: 
Closing date to submit applications is October 15, 2006. 
Please send cover letter and CV indicating position and project in the 
subject line 
by fax to (7-495) 411-7565 
by e-mail to SMERecruit(a)ifc.org 
only short-listed candidates will be contacted 

JOB- Researcher, minorities' representations in Georgian History Textbook

Posted by: Vicken Cheterian <vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 28 Aug 2006


JOB- Researcher, minorities' representations in Georgian History Textbooks

CIMERA seeks a researcher for its study on "History Teaching in Georgia: 
representations of Minorities in Georgian history textbooks". The project 
aims at analysing the place attributed to Armenian and Azeri minorities in 
Georgian history textbooks, to assess the potential source of conflict 
of these representations. The researcher will conduct interviews in Georgia, 
analyze the contents of textbooks' extracts, present his/her results at a 
workshop and write a research paper and a set of recommendations.

Workload: 25 days (12 days interviews in Georgia; 3 day workshop in Georgia; 
10 days text analysis, research paper & recommendations).

Timeframe of the project: September - December 2006.

Tasks:

 - Select and conduct 20 interviews with history teachers, textbooks authors 
   and representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, in 
   Tbilisi and in Samstkhe-Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli regions
 - Select and analyze history textbook extracts (translated in English)
 - Write a research paper in English based on the interviews, the text 
   analysis and include a background article on the evolution of history 
   teaching in Georgia (done by Georgian researcher)
 - Present the main results of the research at a workshop in Tbilisi in 
   November 2006
 - Write a set of recommendations for the improvement of the textbooks 
   addressed to the Georgian Ministry of Education and based on the 
   outcomes of the workshop.

Requirements:

 - Post-graduate degree in social sciences
 - Fluency in Russian (speaking and reading)
 - Excellent English speaking and writing skills
 - Good knowledge of the South Caucasus region
 - Interest in multicultural issues
 - Diplomacy and adaptability

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in English to: 
aurelie.perrin(a)cimera.org

For more information: Ms. Aurélie Perrin, Project Officer, CIMERA. Tel: +41 
22 347 52 06.

For more information about CIMERA: http://www.cimera.org

JOB- Research Projects Officer, Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia (AUCA), Bishkek

Posted by: Aida Alymbaeva <alymbaeva_ai(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 24 Aug 2006


JOB- Research Projects Officer, SRC, AUCA, Bishkek

Research Projects Officer, Social Research Center, American University
of Central Asia (AUCA), Bishkek

Social Research Center at AUCA is seeking local candidates for the position
of Research Projects Officer.

This is a very stimulating and challenging position with considerable
opportunities for creativity, grantsmanship, and collaborative work with the
AUCA and external researchers.

Major Responsibilities:
 - In cooperation with SRC's Director and Thematic Team Leaders, identify new
   research projects
 - Assist in development of concept papers, detailed research proposals and
   budgets
 - Investigate funding opportunities for new research projects
 - Produce summary reports of research at a high standard for publication
 - Prepare briefings of lectures, roundtables and seminars in a timely manner
 - Assist in organization of academic conferences, roundtables and forums

Qualifications:
Applicants should have:
Education: Master's degree in any discipline of social sciences
Citizenship: Kyrgyzstan
Experience: Professional experience with at least 4 years in project
management, running research projects, including project design, project
scheduling, and contract administration

Language: Fluency in English and Russian. Kyrgyz language will be an asset.

Skills:
 - Strong analytical and writing skills
 - Sound fund-raising skills
 - Demonstrated skills in qualitative analysis
 - Sound communication, presentation and negotiation skills

Interested persons should submit their CV and a sample of written paper
(maximum 5 page) by e-mail by September 8, 2006 to: cew(a)mail.auca.kg.

JOB- IRC North Caucasus Grants & Compliance Manager

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 23 Aug 2006


JOB- IRC North Caucasus Grants & Compliance Manager 

IRC North Caucasus Grants & Compliance Manager

Background
IRC began emergency response activities in the North Caucasus during 
the first 1994-1996 Chechen War and resumed operations after the start 
of the Second Chechen War in December 1999. For the last six years, 
IRC programming has focused on humanitarian relief and life-saving 
assistance. Now IRC is in a unique position to promote a transition 
away from direct aid interventions toward broader recovery and 
development assistance in the four most war-affected territories of 
the Northern Caucasus - the Republics of Chechnya, Dagestan, 
Ingushetia and North Ossetia-Alania. While maintaining our commitment 
to assist the most vulnerable sectors of society, IRC is working to 
increase and strengthen partnerships with a wide range of local 
government and non-government organizations to build capacity for 
social and economic revitalization throughout the region. 

Scope Of Work
The Grants & Compliance Manager heads the Grants & Compliance Unit, 
supervising two national staff, responsible for grants management and 
reporting, compliance with IRC and donor regulations, country program 
visibility and public relations, and other tasks as requested by the 
Program Coordinator, Deputy Director for Finance and Operations, and 
the Country Director. Especially important as the donor environment 
and IRC's approaches to programming and partnerships evolve through 
this period of transition from relief to recovery and development 
assistance, the Grants and Compliance Manager plays a key role in 
ensuring program quality, maintaining strong relations with 
stakeholders, and supporting organizational capacity development. 

Responsibilities
 - Participate in and ensure that proposals, budgets, and reports are 
   of high quality, developed in accordance with donor requirements, and 
   submitted in a timely manner; 
 - Assist program staff with developing templates for program 
   documentation and reporting, ensuring specific donor requirements are met; 
 - Ensure that sub-grant agreements and related documentation comply 
   with IRC and donor requirements and meet program needs. 
 - Support program staff to guide sub-grantees in developing and using 
   strong monitoring and reporting systems; 
 - Ensure that programmatic, financial and operational/logistics tasks 
   are on schedule and reporting duties fulfilled by working key staff in 
   all sectors and contributing to grant opening, closing and review meetings; 
 - Maintain comprehensive files for all grants and sub-grants to local 
   and international NGOs; 
 - Liaise with donors on issues of grant administration and oversee 
   reporting to local government authorities; 
 - Serve as focal person for the design and development of various 
   visibility materials, such as briefing papers, information sheets, 
   brochures, etc. to improve promote programs to a variety of stakeholders; 

 - Supervise and mentor national grants and compliance staff to build 
   their capacity to take on more responsibilities; 

Requirements
 - University Degree in Business Administration or equivalent 
 - 2 years of experience in an International NGO abroad a plus 
 - Excellent written English skills; Russian language skills a plus 
 - Strong communication and detail-oriented organizational skills 
 - Familiarity with budgeting 
 - Experience with US government, European and other donor policies 
 - Ability to work on several different projects under pressure; 
 - Willingness and ability to live and work in an insecure environment 
   with ingoing security issues, and to travel regularly to program sites 

More details, including how to apply, are at 
http://ircjobs.org/jobs_details1.asp?Job_id=73858&Page_Id=6456&Published=1 

 

JOB- Chief of Party, Community Empowerment Program, Turkmenistan

Posted by: Jeni Cobb <jenisan77(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 21 Aug 2006


JOB- Chief of Party, Community Empowerment Program, Turkmenistan

Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of 
Chief of Party for a Community Empowerment project in Turkmenistan.  
The description of duties and responsibilities is described below.  
The position is contingent upon receipt of project funding.
 
General: 
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to 
improving the lives of underprivileged men, women, and youth around 
the world. Our experience includes training women and youth in job 
skills, granting educational scholarships, and building the capacity 
of local organizations and individuals to address issues such as 
poverty, unemployment, child labor, trafficking, and social/gender 
inequalities. Over 170 projects are underway in sixty-five developing 
countries and the United States.
 
Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail 
by August 23, 2006 to:
 
cmartin(a)winrock.org

Position Description
Location: Turkmenistan
Position Title: Chief of Party, Community Empowerment Project
Reports To: Group Vice President, Empowerment & Civic Engagement

Position Summary:
The Chief of Party will manage all aspects of activities that assist 
civil society organizations in supporting community networks, 
providing access to legal information, and supporting economic growth 
to maximize impact and sustainability in local governance, youth 
empowerment, and information dissemination.  These activities will 
include training in citizen participation, job skills and legal 
advocacy training; information provision and dissemination; and 
management of grant programs. This is a $3 million, 3-year 
USAID-funded project and is contingent upon receipt of project funding.

Major Responsibilities:
 - Manage Community Empowerment Program, including developing and 
   overseeing program's annual planning and timely, high quality 
   implementation of activities and deliverables; monitoring and 
   evaluating project implementation and deliverables; and reporting to 
   capture lessons learned and best practices related to civil society 
   strengthening. 
 - Provide technical assistance, support and information to partner 
   NGOs, local government entities and other institutions on civil 
   society strengthening activities in areas such as youth empowerment, 
   community-based development, public awareness and education 
   initiatives, and organizational development.
 - Provide financial management to ensure all financial activity is 
   carried out in accordance to project budget, Winrock policy and donor 
   guidelines.  
 - With support from field and home office staff, prepare and submit 
   timely, accurate program, financial, contract and procurement reports 
   to USAID and Winrock.
 - Maintain close communication with USAID-DC, USAID CAR Mission and 
   Department of State, reporting regularly for formal review sessions 
   and providing ongoing, informal updates of program progress. 
 - Supervise local project staff and annually evaluate their performance.
 - Represent the project and Winrock to donor agencies, local and 
   national government entities, the media, local NGOs and the local 
   business community.
 - Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Background:
Education: 
 - Advanced degree or equivalent professional experience in 
   international development, international human rights, international 
   relations, or regional studies.
Management Experience: 
 - Experience managing civil society strengthening programs, 
   particularly with an emphasis on advocacy and community-based economic 
   development.
 - Experience in building and effectively supervising a diverse team 
   of employees.
 - Experience managing international projects valued at $1 million or more.
 - Experience in managing and implementing complex, multi-activity 
   programming, on time and on budget. Experience in financial 
   management, budget design and budget management.
 - Minimum 5 years working on USAID-funded programs. 
Skills/Knowledge: 
 - Knowledge or understanding of social, economic and political 
   context in Central Asia; at least 2 years overseas living or 
   equivalent travel experience in Turkmenistan or other Central Asian 
countries.
   Fluent in English and either Russian or Turkmen (preferred) 
   Knowledge of USAID regulations, policies and procedures or those of an 
   equivalently complex international government funding organization.
 - Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem 
   solving, conflict and ethical management skills.
 - Excellent written and oral communication skills
 - Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation 
   software (Microsoft)

CALL FOR AUTHORS: Beginning Kurdish, Intermediate Ukrainian, Advanced Turkish

Posted by: Scott Brill <brill(a)u.arizona.edu>
Posted: 17 Aug 2006


CALL FOR AUTHORS- Beginning Kurdish, Intermediate Ukrainian, Advanced Turkish

Thanks to a new grant from the US Department of Education 
International Research and Studies Program, we are working with 
the National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs 
(NASILP) to create new courseware using MaxAuthor for: 
Beginning Kurdish, Intermediate Ukrainian, and Advanced Turkish.  

We are looking for authors to create original instructional 
materials for these languages.  Please see our "Call for Authors" 
at http://clp.arizona.edu/docs/callforauthors.htm.

We will also create new training materials and make improvements to 
MaxAuthor, which is still free for non-commercial use at 
http://cali.arizona.edu/docs/wmaxa/.

Thanks,
Scott Brill
Research Engineer, University of Arizona 
Computer Aided Language Instruction Group/Critical Languages Program
http://cali.arizona.edu

JOB- Banking Specialist, International Finance Corporation

Posted by: Natalya Kuznetsova <NKuznetsova(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 15 Aug 2006

JOB- Banking Specialist, International Finance Corporation
This is a term coterminous appointment for 2 years, extendable for 
additional years, as needed. 

The Organization 

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

General Responsibilities 

The Banking Specialist will have two responsibilities, each taking 
approximately 50% of the time. 

One responsibility is to manage IFC PEP's Central Asia Leasing 
Facility Technical Assistance Program (CALF) as funded by the State 
Secretariat for Economic Affairs of Switzerland (seco). This technical 
assistance program is tied to a $30 million IFC investment in the 
Central Asia Leasing Facility and spans Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic, 
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The TA program is entering its second year 
of operations and is planned for a total of 3 years. The Banking 
Specialist will manage a team of 5 local staff and international 
consultants to deliver technical training and support to 13 
participating financial institutions on topics such as risk 
management, Asset Liability Management and MIS systems. In addition, 
the Project team will continue to monitor and change local leasing 
regulations as necessary. 

The second responsibility will be to work with the IFC investment 
department in South Europe and Central Asia (SECA) to develop and 
implement the Access to Finance technical assistance activities of IFC 
in Central Asia to improve access to finance for businesses and 
promote greater private sector involvement in the financial sector.  
Projects will include fee-based advisory services to commercial banks 
(SME banking, credit risk management, product development, MIS) and 
micro-finance institutions. All projects will be developed in close 
coordination with IFC Financial Sector investment staff, in line with 
IFC investment strategy in the financial sector in the region. 

Specific Responsibilities 
 - Manage the detailed project workplan to meet the target project 
   results. Maintain day-to-day oversight of the project team, 
   consultants, 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 concerning the regulatory 
   environment for leasing; 
 - Develop new banking and micro-finance advisory projects in line 
   with IFC strategy of investment in the Financial Sector in the region 
 - Seek donor support and funding for new projects in close 
   coordination with SECA and PEP management; 
 - Hire consultants and other new project staff as required; 
 - Provide guidance, operational support and active supervision to 
   consultants and project staff; 
 - Build strong relationships with senior Government officials; 
 - Participate in donor meetings with SECA and PEP to review progress, 
   future strategy and work plans; 
 - Deliver required quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports to IFC and 
   donors as specified in the Trust Fund agreements. 

Requirements/Qualifications: 
 - Masters or an equivalent advance degree in Finance and Banking or 
   related areas. 
 - 10-15 years experience in banking and/or financial markets sector 
   and/or financial sector consulting 
 - Specific experience in risk management, asset liability management, 
   leasing and MIS strongly preferred 
 - Experience in the design and delivery of TA programs in developing 
   economies (Regional experience preferred but not mandatory) 
 - Results-oriented approach with demonstrated history of accomplishments; 
 - Strong communication skills, oral and written; knowledge of  
   Russian strongly preferred 
 - Strong track record in managing and motivating a team 
 - Capacity to deliver high quality work under pressure 
 - Willingness to live and travel extensively in the region, and 
   periodically to Europe and the United States 


Deadline to submit applications is August 30, 2006 

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

JOB- Technical Manager, International Finance Corporation, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Natalya Kuznetsova <NKuznetsova(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 8 Aug 2006


JOB- Technical Manager, International Finance Corporation, Kazakhstan

Technical Manager 
Location: Atyrau, Kazakhstan 
Contract: 1 year and 8 months 

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

The Project: IFC will execute a 24-month TA project (the Project) to 
improve the business enabling environment for Kazakh Small- and 
Medium-Size Enterprises (SMEs) to supply to the oil and gas projects 
in Kazakhstan, in partnership with the major oil and gas project 
operators in Western Kazakhstan.  The Project is in two Phases. Each 
is anticipated to require 1 year.

Scope of the job: As directed by the Project Manager, the Technical 
Manager will be responsible for providing ongoing management of all 
technical areas to the team, including direct oversight of all 
technical employees, service providers, and vendors. A contract will 
be offered for 1 year and 8 months with a 1-year probationary period. 
The position will be based in Atyrau and IFC will not pay for relocation costs.

Duties and responsibilities: 
 - Manage technical assistance schedule and progress for both Modules 
 - Participate in the development of the measurement and evaluation 
   plan for all technical assistance. Then, lead the gathering of 
   baseline measurements, as well as ongoing measurements throughout the 
   project. Analyze and report on the meaning of the measurements 
   periodically, and modify strategy and methods, as needed, in order to 
   continue pursuit of the impacts desired. 
 - Lead Database Requirements Identification Task for Module 1 
 - Manage Subcontractors for Database Design, Data Entry, Website 
   Creation, and CD replication for Module 1 
 - Publicize Database to supply chain and consulting firms for Module 1 
 - Represent IFC with other donors in lobbying efforts for government 
   change, related to acceptance of international standards for Module 1 
 - Lead SME Company Selection task for Module 2 
 - Manage subcontractors for supplier improvement consulting in Module 2 
 - Publicize supplier improvement projects for Module 
   2

Requirements / Qualifications: 
 - Excellent spoken, written English and the ability to type in 
   English and Russian is required. Candidate must be a native speaker of 
   Russian. 
 - Professional ability to use MS Word is required.  Knowledge of MS 
   Project, Excel, Visio, Access, Powerpoint, and Lotus Notes is desirable. 
 - Experience working as consultant to Kazakhstani businesses toward 
   ISO 9000 standards certification (or overseeing other consultants 
   doing such work), strongly preferred. 
 - Experience working with ISO 14000, ISO 18000, Petroleum industry 
   standards, and Kazakhstan GosStandart organization, strongly preferred. 
 - Experience working as a consultant to Kazakhstani businesses for 
   process improvement and improvement of management systems, strongly 
   preferred. 
 - Experience developing requirements for database and website design, 
   strongly preferred. 
 - Knowledge of Russian and Kazakh translations of international 
   standards that are available for access and the quality of those 
   standards, strongly preferred. 
 - Knowledge of Kazakhstani consulting firms that supply Quality 
   Management, Process Improvement, and other similar management 
   consulting services, as well as their reputations in the market place, 
   strongly preferred. 
 - Knowledge of Kazakhstani firms that specialize in Database and 
   Website Development, as well as data entry, as well as their 
   reputations in the market place, strongly preferred. 


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

Send resume and cover letter by e-mail: ifcpep-recruit(a)ifc.org 
Please indicate the project and position title in the subject line. 
Closing date:  August 25, 2006.

JOB- Program Assistant, International Finance Corporation, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Natalya Kuznetsova <NKuznetsova(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 7 Aug 2006


JOB- Program Assistant, International Finance Corporation, Kazakhstan

Program Assistant 
Location: Atyrau, Kazakhstan
Contract: 1 year and 8 months

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

The Project: IFC will execute a 24-month TA project (the Project) to 
improve the business enabling environment for Kazakh Small- and 
Medium-Size Enterprises (SMEs) to supply to the oil and gas projects 
in Kazakhstan, in partnership with the major oil and gas project 
operators in Western Kazakhstan.  The Project is in two Phases. Each 
is anticipated to require 1 year.

Scope of the job: As directed by the Project Manager, the Program 
Assistant will be responsible for managing project activities, and for 
providing ongoing management of all non-technical areas to the team, 
including direct oversight of all non-technical employees, service 
providers, and vendors. A contract will be offered for 1 year and 8 
months with a 1-year probationary period.  The position will be based 
in Atyrau and IFC will not pay for relocation costs.

Duties and responsibilities:
 - Manage all non-technical employees, contractors and vendors 
 - Manage cash flow as Treasurer/Bookkeeper 
 - Function as Knowledge Management Officer, including Master of all 
   IFC software systems 
 - Function as Public Relations Assistant and increasingly take over tasks

Requirements / Qualifications:

 - Excellent spoken, written English and the ability to type in English 
   and Russian is required. Candidate must be a native speaker of 
   Russian language.
 - Professional ability to use Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word is 
   required. Knowledge of Microsoft Project, Visio, Access, 
   Powerpoint, and Lotus Notes is desirable. 
 - Experience with facilitating start-up and close down for an 
   organization in Atyrau, required. 
 - Experience managing non-technical employees, contractors, and 
   vendors, required. 
 - Experience in providing treasurer and bookkeeping duties, required. 
 - Experience in creating and overseeing a knowledge-management system 
   with naming conventions, revision history systems, and IT 
   folder structure that is consistent for all staff, desirable. 
 - Some experience and/or strong interest in assisting with public 
   relations and public speaking duties, desirable. 
 - Willingness and ability to provide administrative support to a 
   small team plus provide some limited oral and written translations 
   between English/Russian languages, desirable.

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

Send resume and cover letter by e-mail: ifcpep-recruit(a)ifc.org 
Please indicate the project and position title in the subject line. 
Closing date: August 25, 2006.

JOB- Deputy Director OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Posted by: Tim Epkenhans <t.epkenhans(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 2 Aug 2006


JOB- Deputy Director OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Position Announcement:
Deputy Director
OSCE Academy in Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan

Starting date:
October 2006

Duties:
The Deputy Director works closely with the Director of the OSCE and 
acts for the Director in case of absence. She/he represents the OSCE 
Academy in public and maintains contacts with partner organizations 
and official institutions in accord with the Director. She/he is 
responsible for administrative issues as well as the three components 
of the Academy's professional activities: Professional training, the 
"Master of Political Science (Central Asia)" study programme and 
research. She/he arranges and personally engages in professional 
training and research projects. She/he is actively involved in the 
administrative and academic planning of the Academy.

The post of the Deputy Director is foreseen as full-time (40 hours/per 
week) and not compatible with other jobs. She/he holds the citizenship 
of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan.

Required qualifications:
The qualified candidate for the post of the Deputy Director holds a 
MA/MSc or higher academic degree (PhD is an asset) in political 
science or a related field (for instance regional studies). She/he has 
a strong professional background in managing an academic institution 
of international standards. She/he proves outstanding knowledge of 
research and teaching resource needs. She/he is experienced in working 
for and with the OSCE. She/he knows the specifics of co-operating with 
national development agencies and international organisations that are 
engaged in comprehensive security building and attest a significant 
record of high-quality publications. She/he is fluent in Russian and English.

Preferred qualifications:
Qualified candidates have preferably a working command of a Central 
Asian language (Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen or Uzbek). They have a 
detailed knowledge of Central Asian affairs. They are acquainted with 
the cultural and other specifics of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Salary and benefits: Open to negotiation

Application procedure:
Application documents have to include:
 - Cover letter indicating motivation and experience
 - Curriculum vitae (a copy in Russian and English);
 - Two current letters of recommendations indicating the complete 
   name, title and contact information for each referee;
 - Graduate transcripts

Deadline:
The complete set of application documents should be received by 
15.8.2006 to receive full consideration.

Address and contact:
Application documents have to be sent to:

OSCE Centre in Bishkek
Deputy Head of Mission
Dr. Sabine Machl
139 Toktogul St.
720001 Bishkek
KYRGYZSTAN

Application documents or questions might be submitted also by e-mail 
to deputy(a)osce-academy.net.  Attachments should not exceed 2 MB.

Please, always indicate "Deputy Director" in the subject line.

The "OSCE Academy in Bishkek" is an equal-opportunity institution. It 
operates on the principle of non-discrimination. All recruitment 
decisions are taken on the basis of best qualification of the 
candidates, taking into consideration regional and gender balance.

JOB- English Teacher, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Alma Sultangalieva <atsoak(a)host.kz>
Posted: 18 Jul 2006


JOB- English Teacher, Almaty, Kazakhstan

English Teacher Needed in Almaty, Kazakhstan

A private university in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is searching for two native English
language speakers to teach English during the 2006-07 academic 
year,(short term teaching is also acceptable all year round).

Responsibilities include: instruction of intermediate to advanced 
level students of English: reading, listening, conversation, 
composition.  The university will provide a furnished flat, teacher's 
monthly pay $300 (or the equivalent in local currency).  Knowledge of 
Russian is desired but not required, teaching experience is preferable. 

This is a great opportunity for graduate students and recent graduates 
who may pursue individual study/research plans in addition to teaching 
responsibilities. 

For inquiries contact:

Alma Sultangalieva
Coordinator of External Relations, Kazakh Academy of Labor & Social 
Relations (KazATSO) 
alma(a)data-wizards.com, markalma(a)lycos.com
tel. (73272) - 79-16-51
www.atso.kazrena.kz

JOB- USAID/Central Asian Republics Accounting Reform Project

Posted by: Scott Frederick <SFrederick(a)chemonics.com>
Posted: 17 Jul 2006


JOB- USAID/Central Asian Republics Accounting Reform Project

Chemonics International Inc. seeks applications for various positions
for an anticipated USAID-funded accounting reform project in the
Central Asian Republics. The project will focus on strengthening
accounting institutions, achieving sustainability of examination and
certification processes, and supporting capacity building and training.

Open Positions:

  - Accounting Sector Development Specialists
  - Association Development Experts
  - Office Managers
  - Training/events managers

Qualifications:

  - Degree in relevant field
  - At least 5 years of experience
  - English fluency is a must

  - Experience of working for international development projects is a plus

Application Instructions:

Send your cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references to
ciparecruit(a)chemonics.com by July 17, 2006. We will not contact your
references before the interview. Applicants should clearly demonstrate
technical and program management experience in their resumes. No
telephone inquiries, please.

JOB- Director, Center for Asian Security Studies, National Bureau of Asian Research

Posted by: Sarah Snyder <ssnyder(a)nbr.org>
Posted: 5 Jul 2006


JOB- Director, Center for Asian Security Studies, Nat. Bureau of Asian Research

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking a Director for
its Center for Asian Security Studies (CASS). The Director of CASS is
responsible for developing and managing research and related projects
on threats to international security and U.S. national interests
arising from the Asia-Pacific region. Foremost of these efforts is the
management and expansion of NBR's signature program, Strategic Asia.

NBR is also establishing and endowing the John M. Shalikashvili Chair
in National Security Studies to advance the study of national security
issues and address critical U.S. interests in Asia. The Chair will
provide a distinguished scholar or senior practitioner in the national
security field with an opportunity to inform, strengthen, and shape
the understanding of U.S. policymakers on critical current and
long-term national security issues related to the Asia-Pacific. The
holder of NBR's Shalikashvili Chair will be integrated into CASS.

For the full position description, please go to our website at:
http://www.nbr.org/about%5FNBR/join_nbr/index.html. To learn more
about NBR, visit us on the web at http://www.nbr.org/.


Sarah K. Snyder
Program Associate, Washington, DC Office
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 305
Washington, DC 20004
Tel. 202.347.9767
Web: www.nbr.org

JOB- Int'l Consultant on Engendering Poverty Reduction Strategy, UNIFEM

Posted by: Yelena Kudryavtseva <yelena.kudryavtseva(a)undp.org>
Posted: 29 Jun 2006


JOB- Int'l Consultant on Engendering Poverty Reduction Strategy, UNIFEM

UN Women's Development Fund (UNIFEM) is looking for qualified candidates
for short-term assignment for the position of International Consultant on
engendering National Development Strategy and Poverty Reduction Strategy of
the Republic of Tajikistan.

Position title: International Consultant on engendering PRS
Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Expected starting date: 20 July 2006
Duration: Short-term assignment (1-2 months)
Deadline for application: 10 July 2006
Russian language proficiency is a must

Instructions: CV and letter of interest has to be addressed to Nargis
Azizova, UNIFEM Gender and Governance Advisor and sent to e-mail:
nargis.azizova(a)unifem.org with the subject line: International Gender
Consultant, before July 10, 2006. While all applications are appreciated,
only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

More detailed information on goals, scope of work, requirements, etc. is
located at UNIFEM CIS web-site http://www.unifemcis.org/index.html?id=22 

JOB- IREX Deputy Director of the Civil Society Division

Posted by: IREX <tfrontdesk(a)irex.org>
Posted: 28 Jun 2006


JOB- IREX Deputy Director of the Civil Society Division

TITLE: Deputy Director-Civil Society Division
REPORTS TO: Director-Civil Society Division
POSITION LOCATION: Based in Washington, DC
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time salaried position

ABOUT IREX

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is an
international nonprofit organization providing leadership and
implementing innovative programs to improve the quality of education,
strengthen independent media, expand internet development, and foster
pluralistic civil society development worldwide. Founded in 1968, IREX
has an annual portfolio of $50 million and a staff of over 500
professionals worldwide. IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver
cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 50
countries. For more information on IREX, please visit <www.irex.org>.

PRIMARY GOAL

Support the director through oversight and expansion of IREX's $15
million/year civil society and technology program portfolio with
activities in 14 countries.

SCOPE OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

IREX seeks applicants for the position of Deputy Director-Civil
Society Division. The Deputy Director will assist the Director-CSD in
the new business development; project design and oversight; division
management; financial budgeting; and vision, planning, and
implementation of division expansion into new geographical and
programmatic areas. The position will be based in Washington, but will
involve significant travel.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

  * Oversee 20 Cooperative Agreements.
  * Ensure program deliverables are met for each project.
  * Develop and maintain effective relationships with funders (USAID
    and the Department of State, primarily), peer organizations, and
    project partners.
  * Promote program results to donors and other target audiences.
  * Represent IREX to outside parties, promoting the mission,
    capabilities, and achievements of the organization.
  * Ensure that all fiscal/performance activities are in compliance
    with IREX policies and procedures & USG regulations.

DIVISION MANAGEMENT

  * Contribute to and support strategic analysis and planning for the
    Civil Society Division.
  * Foster and nurture new business development through sound judgment,
    creative ideas, and cutting-edge technical expertise.
  * Support, oversee, and mentor a diverse and talented team in
    Washington, DC (10 staff) and overseas (over 250 staff).

QUALIFICATIONS

  * University degree in relevant field, masters preferred.
  * Minimum 7 years experience in international development, preferably
    focused on civil society. (USAID experience preferred)
  * Demonstrated managerial and mentoring skills.
  * Successful track record in securing funding, especially from USG sources.
  * Strong writing, editing and oral presentation skills, evidenced by
    professional experience and success.
  * Strong organizational skills including ability to prioritize and
    multi-task and willingness to participate as a hands-on manager/mentor.
  * Flexibility, team spirit and enthusiasm for IREX programs.
  * International travel required.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Email: resumes(a)irex.org (please include CSD/DEPDIR/CD)
Fax: (202) 628-8189
No phone calls please.
EOE

JOB- Deputy Director, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Posted by: Tim Epkenhans <t.epkenhans(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 22 Jun 2006


JOB- Deputy Director, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Position Announcement:

Deputy Director
OSCE Academy in Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan

Starting date
October 2006

Duties

The Deputy Director works closely with the Director of the OSCE and
acts for the Director in case of absence. She/he represents the OSCE
Academy in public and maintains contacts with partner organizations
and official institutions in accord with the Director. She/he is
responsible for administrative issues as well as the three components
of the Academy's professional activities: Professional training, the
"Master of Political Science (Central Asia)" study programme and
research. She/he arranges and personally engages in professional
training and research projects. She/he is actively involved in the
administrative and academic planning of the Academy.
 
The post of the Deputy Director is foreseen as full-time (40 hours/per
week) and not compatible with other jobs. She/he holds the citizenship
of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan.
 
Required qualifications
 
The qualified candidate for the posts of the Deputy Director holds a
MA/MSc or higher academic degree (PhD is an asset) in political
science or a related field (for instance regional studies). She/he has
a strong professional background in managing an academic institution
of international standards. She/he proves outstanding knowledge of
research and teaching resource needs. She/he is experienced in working
for and with the OSCE. She/he knows the specifics of co-operating with
national development agencies and international organisations that are
engaged in comprehensive security building and attest a significant
record of high-quality publications. She/he is fluent in Russian and
English.
 
Preferred qualifications
 
Qualified candidates have preferably a working command of a Central
Asian language (Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen or Uzbek). They have a
detailed knowledge of Central Asian affairs. They are acquainted with
the cultural and other specifics of the Commonwealth of Independent
States.
 
Salary and benefits
Open to negotiation
 
Application procedure
 
Application documents have to include:
  * Cover letter indicating motivation and experience
  * Curriculum vitae (a copy in Russian and English);
  * Two current letters of recommendations indicating the complete
    name, title and contact information for each referee;
  * Graduate transcripts
 
Deadline
 
The complete set of application documents should be received by
15.8.2006 to receive full consideration.
 
Address and contact
 
Application documents have to be sent to:
 
OSCE Centre in Bishkek
Deputy Head of Mission
Dr. Sabine Machl
139 Toktogul St.
720001 Bishkek
KYRGYZSTAN
 
Application documents or questions might be submitted also by e-mail
to deputy(a)osce-academy.net.  Attachments should not exceed 2 MB.
Please, always indicate "Deputy Director" in the subject line.
 
The "OSCE Academy in Bishkek" is an equal-opportunity institution.
It operates on the principle of non-discrimination. All recruitment
decisions are taken on the basis of best qualification of the
candidates, taking into consideration regional and gender balance.

JOB- Online Magazine Caucaz.com Recruits Voluntary Staff

Posted by: Lili Di Puppo <lilidipuppo(a)yahoo.de>
Posted: 19 Jun 2006


JOB- Online Magazine Caucaz.com Recruits Voluntary Staff

The Caucaz.com redaction is looking in particular for English speakers
to translate (mostly from French into English) and proofread articles
in English on a voluntary basis.

Caucaz.com also welcomes contributions in the form of articles from
researchers, journalists and PhD students on the Caucasus and its
neighbouring regions.

Please contact the Caucaz.com redaction (redaction(a)caucaz.com) or Lili
Di Puppo (lili.dipuppo(a)caucaz.com) if you are interested in
collaborating with us.

Caucaz.com is a Tbilisi-based weekly online magazine. This independent
media was created in October 2004 by European and South-Caucasian
journalists, thus breathing life into the first European media
covering the South Caucasus. The South Caucasus editors are based in
Tbilisi, with correspondents in Yerevan and Baku. European editors are
based in Paris, Berlin and London.

More information on Caucaz.com is available under this link:
http://www.caucaz.com/home_eng/caucase.php


Lili Di Puppo
European Union Editor CAUCAZ.COM

Email lili.dipuppo(a)caucaz.com
Tel (home) + 44 (0) 2 08 56 31 291
Tel (mobile) + 44 (0) 7 96 12 05 654
Web www.caucaz.com

JOBS- Southern Tajikistan Agribusiness Supply Chains Project

Posted by: Natalya Kuznetsova <NKuznetsova(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 19 Jun 2006


JOBS- Southern Tajikistan Agribusiness Supply Chains Project

Two job postings are listed below for the Southern Tajikistan
Agribusiness Supply Chains Project

  * Project Manager
  * Farm Program Manager

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PEP is launching the Southern Tajikistan Agribusiness Supply Chains
Development Project in partnership with SIDA.

The Project will develop farmers in the tomato and milk supply chains
in southern Tajikistan by mentoring these farmers in business
management, new technologies, and improved access to finance, inputs
and markets, as well as training finance institutions in agribusiness
risk management.  The Project will work with pilot farms, develop
business plans for these farms, and mentor them through the process of
obtaining finance on commercial terms from local finance institutions.
A comprehensive public education program will extend the Project's
work to the widest possible audience.

The goal is to enable farms to access finance on competitive terms,
and in this way improve their production, profitability, and long term
viability.  Project tenure is 36 months.


PROJECT MANAGER

Project:      Southern Tajikistan Agribusiness Supply Chains Project
Reports to:   Senior Operations Manager (Agribusiness)
Duty Station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Project Manager will be responsible for the implementation and
management of the Project.  The position is based full time in
Dushanbe in Tajikistan.  The Project Manager reports to the Senior
Operations Manager (Agribusiness) at IFC Moscow.

Specifically, the PROJECT MANAGER is expected to:

  * Manage the project to achieve project objectives to best fit with
    local environment and address client needs;
  * Identify, evaluate and recommend approaches to key project issues,
    opportunities and needs, and consult with management to address them;
  * Prioritize tasks, set goals and develop project implantation plan
    with minimum support or supervision the Senior Operations Manager;
  * Set up and maintain the project office;
  * Recruit and supervise the project team of 15 specialists and support staff;
  * Manage the budget and be accountable for all expenditure;
  * Develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues,
    donor, finance and market institutions, local authorities and other
    key players;
  * Provide regular reports on project's progress to management, the
    donor and others;
  * Provide support to/coordinate with other departments within IFC as
    may be required from time to time;
  * Ensure compliance with IFC and SIDA policies and procedures in the
    conduct of the Project.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

The successful applicant will have most of these attributes:

  * Successful track record in management, preferably in competitive,
    private sector conditions;
  * Relevant experience in agribusiness and/or business management;
  * Good understanding of key agribusiness drivers;
  * Strong commercial orientation;
  * Project management experience - preferably in transition economies;
  * Training/teaching skills, preferably in comparable farming conditions;
  * Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral);
  * Tajik or Russian language is desirable (but not prerequisite);
  * Ability to live and work in remote and challenging conditions;
  * Successful experience in developing farm finance schemes will be a
    very strong recommendation.


FARM PROGRAM MANAGER

Project:      Southern Tajikistan Agribusiness Supply Chains Project
Reports to:   Project Manager
Duty Station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

JOB DESCRIPTION

The FARM PROGRAM MANAGER will be responsible for developing and
managing farm improvement programs.  The position is based full time
in Dushanbe in Tajikistan, and reports to the Project Manager.

Specifically, the Farm Program Manager is expected to:

  * Work with selected farms ("pilot farms") to develop improvement
    programs - for example, this work may cover issues ranging from
    clarified land tenure, development of business plans, introduction of
    new technologies, to improve marketing;
  * Supervise relevant project specialists;
  * Develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues,
    donor, finance and market institutions, local authorities and other
    key players;
  * Provide regular reports on project's progress to management, the
    donor and others;
  * Provide support to/coordination with other departments within IFC
    as may be required from time to time;
  * Ensure compliance with IFC and SIDA policies and procedures in the
    conduct of the Project.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

The successful applicant will have most of these attributes:

  * A successful track record in management, preferably in competitive,
    private sector conditions;
  * Relevant experience in agribusiness/business management, preferably
    practical farm management experience, preferably in transition economies;
  * Strong commercial orientation;
  * Training/teaching skills, preferably in comparable farming conditions;
  * Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral);
  * Tajik or Russian language is desirable (but not prerequisite);
  * Ability to live and work in remote and challenging conditions;
  * Successful experience in developing farm improvement programs
    and/or farm finance schemes in comparable circumstances will be a
    strong recommendation.


For corporate information and how to apply please visit www.ifc.org.
Click on Careers then on Current Opportunities to apply.
Deadline to submit applications is June 26, 2006.

JOBS- Lecturers, Regional Courses on the Equal Status and Human Rights of Women

Posted by: Janyl Bokonbaeva <j.bokonbaeva(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 10 Jun 2006


JOBS- Lecturers, Regional Courses on the Equal Status and Human Rights of Women

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is looking for Central Asian experts on gender for
delivering lectures in the framework of the Regional Courses on Equal Status
and Human Rights of Women in Central Asia, to be held in co-operation with the
Raoul Wallenberg Institute (Sweden), 9-20 October 2006, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 
The courses are funded by SIDA.

We are looking specifically for lecturers for the following topics

1. Women refugees, the 1951 Refugee Convention and Mandate of the UNHCR,
   Rights of Internally Displaced Persons in Central Asia (1 h 30 min)
2. Minority rights in Central Asia (45 min)
3. Human Rights of Rural Women and Minority Women (1 h 30 min)
4. Rights of Migrant Workers: focus on Women Migrants (1 h 30 min)
5. Trafficking in Women and Children and enforced prostitution in Central
   Asia (1 h 15 min)
6. Sexual and Reproductive Rights (1 h 30 min)

Prospective lecturers must be and must have:

1. Nationals AND residents of one of the following countries: Kyrgyzstan,
   Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan
2. Good experience with the topic of the lecture (publications, training and
   education in the relevant field, as well as a minimum of 3 year working
   experience in gender)
3. Legal background is an asset
4. Good knowledge of Russian; no knowledge of English is necessary
5. Good presentation skills

Regional travel and accommodation expenses, as well as a modest honorarium, will
be offered to selected lecturers.

To apply, please send your CV in English OR Russian with indication of the
lecture's topic (maximum 2 topics), references and valid contact details to the
email address: training(a)osce-academy.net . The applications will be reviewed
jointly by the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and Raoul Wallenberg Institute on a
competition basis.

Only selected candidates will be contacted. There is no deadline for
applications, but early applications are strongly encouraged.

Resumes without indication of the lecture's topics and references, as well as
resumes from candidates who do not meet abovementioned criteria will NOT be
considered.

For further information, write: training(a)osce-academy.net

JOB- Search for President of American University of Afghanistan-Kabul, Afghanistan

Posted by: M. Nazif Shahrani <shahrani(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 7 Jun 2006


JOB- Search for President of American University of Afghanistan, Afghanistan

Dear Colleagues:

I would like to bring to your attention the news of a search for the
President of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAf) in Kabul.
We would appreciate your assistance in this effort by forwarding this
information to interested colleagues, nominating them or applying
yourself if interested.

 * The documents (Advertisement, Position Description and
   Institutional Profile) for the Presidential search can be accessed
   there by going to http://www.academic-search.org/search.htm  The AUAf
   search appears as the first listing.

 * The advertisement for the Presidential search also appears on the
   website of the Chronicle of Higher Education:
   http://chronicle.com/jobs/500/100/

We appreciate your kind assistance.

M. Nazif Shahrani
Professor of Anthropology, Central Asian and
Middle Eastern Studies
Indiana University, Bloomington
Phone:  812-855-4858/2233
Fax: 812-855-7500
E-mail: shahrani(a)indiana.edu
Web: www.indiana.edu/~afghan

JOB- Lectureships in Business at Westminster International University, Tashkent

Posted by: Daniel Stevens <dstevens(a)wiut.uz>
Posted: 3 Jun 2006


JOB- Lectureships in Business at Westminster International University, Tashkent

Westminster International University in Tashkent (WUT) is planning to
open its first Masters course this September, an MA in International
Business and Management, subject to validation by the University of
Westminster, UK, and is recruiting additional full-time and part-time
lecturers to begin in September 2006.

Responsibilities will include teaching on the Masters programme,
contributing to the development of the University's profile for
research and scholarship, along with some undergraduate teaching.

In particular we are looking for those specialising in the areas of
marketing, information systems, human resource management, business
strategy or financial management.

Requirements include a minimum of a Masters degree in a related
discipline and an ability to create added value in the form of their
academic, research, commercial and related experiences.

Salary dependent on experience.

Expressions of interest to Alan France (1st Deputy Rector)
apfrance(a)wiut.uz and Daniel Stevens (MA Course Leader) dstevens(a)wiut.uz

JOB- Project Manager, Cotton Farm Finance Development, Dushanbe

Posted by: Natalya Kuznetsova <NKuznetsova(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 3 Jun 2006


JOB- Project Manager and Farm Project Manager, Cotton Farm Finance, Dushanbe

Two Job Postings in the Cotton Farm Finance Development Project are posted
below:

- Project Manager
- Farm Program Manager

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PEP is launching a Cotton Farm Finance Development Project in
Tajikistan, in partnership with CIDA.

The Project will address improvements in access to farm finance in the
cotton farming sector in southern Tajikistan.  This will include
mentoring farms in business management, new technologies, and improved
access to finance, inputs and markets, as well as training local
finance institutions in agribusiness risk management.  The project will
work with pilot farms, develop business plans for these farms, and
mentor them through the process of obtaining finance on commercial
terms from local finance institutions.  A comprehensive public
education program will also extend the project's work to the widest
possible audience.

The goal is to enable cotton farms access finance on competitive
terms, and in this way improve their production, profitability, and
long term viability.  Project tenure is 36 months.


PROJECT MANAGER

Duty Station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Project:      Cotton Farm Finance Development Project - South Tajikistan
Report to:    Senior Operations Manager
Closing date: June 30, 2006

JOB DESCRIPTION

The PROJECT MANAGER will be responsible for the implementation and
management of the Project.  The position is based full time in
Dushanbe in Tajikistan.  The PROJECT MANAGER reports to the Senior
Operations Manager (Agribusiness) at IFC Moscow.

Specifically, the Project Manager is expected to:
 * Manage the project to achieve project objectives to best fit with
   local environment and address client needs;
 * Prioritize tasks, set goals and develop project action plan with
   minimal support or supervision from the Senior Operations Manager;
 * Identify project issues, opportunities and risks and consult with
   management to address them;
 * Ensures quality and time delivery of the project work program;
 * Set up the project office;
 * Recruit and supervise the project team of 12 local specialists;
 * Manage the budget and be accountable for all expenditure;
 * Develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues,
   donor, finance and market institutions, local authorities and other
   key players;
 * Provide regular reports on project's progress to management, the
   donor and others;
 * Provide support to/coordinate with other departments within IFC as
   may be required from time to time;
 * Share own and team experience across Agribusiness projects in PEP and IFC
 * Ensure compliance with IFC and CIDA policies and procedures in the
   conduct of the Project.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

The successful applicant will have (most of) these attributes:
 * A successful track record in management, preferably in competitive,
   private sector conditions;
 * Relevant experience in agribusiness/business management;
 * Good understanding of key agribusiness drivers;
 * Strong commercial orientation
 * Project management experience - preferably in transition economies;

 * Training/teaching skills, preferably in comparable farming conditions;
 * Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral);
 * Tajik or Russian language is desirable (but not prerequisite);
 * Ability to live and work in remote and challenging conditions;
 * Successful experience in developing farm finance schemes will be a

   very strong recommendation.


FARM PROGRAM MANAGER

Duty Station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Project:      Cotton Farm Finance Development Project - South Tajikistan
Report to:    Project Manager
Closing date: June 30, 2006

JOB DESCRIPTION

The FARM PROGRAM MANAGER will be responsible for developing and
managing farm improvement programs.  The position is based full time
in Dushanbe in Tajikistan, and reports to the Project Manager.
Specifically, the FARM PROGRAM MANAGER is expected to:

 * Work with selected farms (pilot farms) to develop improvement
   programs - for example, this work may cover issues ranging from
   clarified land tenure, development of business plans, introduction of
   new technologies, to improved marketing;
 * Supervise relevant project specialists;
 * Develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues,
   donor, finance and market institutions, local authorities and other
   key players;
 * Provide regular reports on project's progress to management, the
   donor and others;
 * Provide support to/coordinate with other departments within IFC as
   may be required from time to time;
 * Ensure compliance with IFC and CIDA policies and procedures in the
   conduct of the Project.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

The successful applicant will have (most of) these attributes:
 * A successful track record in management, preferably in competitive,
   private sector conditions;
 * Relevant experience in agribusiness/business management, preferably
   practical farm management experience, preferably in transition economies;
 * Strong commercial orientation;
 * Training/teaching skills, preferably in comparable farming conditions;
 * Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral);
 * Tajik or Russian language is desirable (but not prerequisite);
 * Ability to live and work in remote and challenging conditions;
 * Successful experience in developing farm improvement programs
   and/or farm finance schemes in comparable circumstances will be a
   strong recommendation.


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

JOBS- Agribusiness Experts for Cui Prodest/North Caucasus, Russian Federation

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 3 Jun 2006


JOBS- Agribusiness Experts for Cui Prodest/North Caucasus, Russian Federation

Agribusiness Experts/ Cui Prodest North Caucasus

Organization: Cui Prodest http://www.cuipro.com/"http://www.cuipro.com

Organization description: a consulting company that has been pre-selected on two
major 5-year USAID contracts for electoral processes and conflict resolution
projects Job Location: Russian Federation (Northern Caucasus Region)

Closing date: 18 Jun 2006

Applications for this position should be sent to: office(a)cuiprodest.net

Job reference code: RW_6Q6J6Y-96

We are seeking 4 experts with a background in agribusiness:

An agri-business/food industry expert. He or she should lead the two field
appraisals and is in charge of the analysis of the specific business chains:
agricultural production, processing, and constraints to expansion.

An agricultural expert in market analysis;

An agricultural legal expert in charge of the analysis of legal and regulatory
issues and assessment of potential for conflict mitigation.

JOB- Chief Development Officer, Transitions Online

Posted by: Jeremy Druker <drukerj(a)tol.org>
Posted: 3 Jun 2006


JOB- Chief Development Officer, Transitions Online

Transitions Online (TOL) is seeking a Chief Development Officer for
its award-winning Internet magazine covering Central and Eastern
Europe, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union. The Development
Officer is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director.
The person in this position has principal responsibility for

identifying donor prospects, writing grant proposals, monitoring
financial and programmatic requirements of funded projects, and
providing reports to donor agencies.

The position will entail:
 * Engaging in ongoing research to identify new sources of funding for
   established TOL priorities, as well as for special initiatives of the
   organization.
 * Devising and implementing a corporate fundraising initiative, using
   past TOL strategy papers on the topic.
 * Writing, in cooperation with Executive Director, grant applications
   to donor organizations.
 * Compiling all documents necessary for grant applications, including budgets
 * Writing, in cooperation with other TOL staff members, grant reports
   to TOL donors.
 * Tracking all deadlines for grant reports for approved projects
 * Monitoring status of funded projects on both the financial and
   "narrative" sides.
 * Sitting on the TOL management committee that sets office policies
   and spearheads organizational development.

Candidates must be willing to start work beginning in August. They
need not be native English speakers, but must be able to edit and
write to native English levels. At least five years of fundraising/
development experience are required.  TOL will help 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
<developmentjob(a)tol.org>. A review of applications will begin June 21,
but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

JOB- Strategic Advisor, International Business Council, Bishkek

Posted by: Umar Shavurov <umarshavurov(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 31 May 2006


JOB- Strategic Advisor, International Business Council, Bishkek

Strategic Advisor to IBC

Background - IBC

The International Business Council (IBC) is a business association,
established in December 2000, whose membership includes a wide range
of local and international businesses who have created thousands of
jobs and have a combined investment of over one billion USD in the
Kyrgyz economy.

As well as promoting the common interests of business investors and
providing members with relevant information and advice to support
their business operations, IBC's mission is to make the Kyrgyz
Republic a more attractive investment location by promoting good
business legislation and efficient business practices, working in
partnership with the government of the Kyrgyz Republic and other local
and foreign organizations. IBC actively supports the economic reform
process and ensures that private sector investors are represented in
Government policy activities. IBC also has strong recognition amongst
the International Finance Institutions, Embassies, and Donor Agencies
as a key player in the process of reform.

IBC supports the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, setting core
values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, environment and
anti-corruption. IBC encourages members to embrace, support and enact
these principles within their sphere of influence.

IBC works cooperatively with government and other local and
international organizations to fight against corruption and to change
laws and practice that impede social or economic justice.

IBC is governed by a Board elected from and by the membership. Current
Board members include individuals from the following organizations:
Celestial Mountains; KPMG, Kentor Gold; EBRD; German Embassy; KICB;
Reemtsma; Kumtor Operating Company; Bai Tushum.

IBC has seven full time staff in the North and three contracted staff
in the South of the country. It is expanding its operations,
especially in public campaigns in support of representation of
business interests to the Parliament and Government.

Terms of Reference

Reporting to: IBC Executive Director

Responsibilities:

 * Assist the Executive Director on managing the relevant aspects of
   IBC's policy development and campaigns, including research,
   coalition-building, media, organizing support for appropriate policy
   changes, and maintaining all publications relevant to this work.
 * Assist the Executive Director on creating, implementing, and
   managing comprehensive campaign plans on the priority issues to
   improve the business environment.
 * Advise the Executive Director on working with the Parliament and
   Government, other international and local institutions, and other
   business organisations to represent the IBC on various matters related
   to the IBC's mission.
 * Encourage the active involvement of IBC members in IBC Committees
   and in various Government working groups relating to the business
environment.
 * Prepare regular updates for IBC members on progress on the Business
   Environment issues.
 * Oversee the Quarterly Survey of Investors and prepare survey reports.
 * Oversee the production of the IBC quarterly journal 'Investment
   Now', including writing and commissioning articles, securing
   advertising and ensuring editorial control.
 * Oversee the IBC bi-weekly newsletter 'Law and Reality' to ensure
   editorial control in terms of appropriate topics, comments and
recommendations.
 * Advise the Executive Director on all issues relating to policy to
   improve the business environment and management of campaigns.
 * Seek substantial additional finance from business and donors to
   conduct public information campaigns on business environment issues.
 * Any other duties as decided by the IBC Board.

Qualification Requirements:

This position is funded by the German Government GTZ/CIM programme,
hence recruitment is restricted to EU nationals.

 * Highly motivated, pro-active, pragmatic, problem solver. Excellent
   teamwork and interpersonal skills. Good communication skills. Ability
   to work at all levels of society. Capacity to manage a high workload.
 * Prior relevant work experience in Former Soviet Union and Central
   Asia - ideally in Kyrgyzstan.
 * Experience of planning, organizing and implementing campaigns aimed
   at changing public policy on business environment issues.
 * Experience in building and maintaining effective broad-based coalitions.
 * Understanding of the Kyrgyz business environment including the
   legislative process and the legal environment and a clear
   understanding of how it might be improved.
 * Good verbal and communication skills to represent IBC and to
   promote the mission of IBC;
 * Postgraduate degree in Economics, Business or Law;
 * Excellent English language skills. Russian or Kyrgyz language desirable.

This position is funded by the German Government GTZ/CIM programme,
hence recruitment is restricted to EU nationals.


Umar Shavurov
IBC Director
Office 112, Hyatt Regency
191 Sovietskaya Street, Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic, 720011
tel/fax: 00 996 312 680920
tel: 00 996 312 681649
www.ibc.kg

JOB- Program Associate, Civil Society Division, IREX, Washington, DC

Posted by: Charity McGee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 29 May 2006


JOB- Program Associate, Civil Society Division, IREX, Washington, DC

TITLE: Program Associate
DIVISION: Civil Society Division (CSD)
LOCATION: Washington, DC
REPORTS TO: Program Officer

ABOUT IREX: IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing
leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of
education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil
society development.  Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of
$50 million and a staff of over 500 professionals worldwide. IREX and
its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting
expertise in more than 50 countries.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: IREX seeks a Program Associate for technology
development programs based in the Washington, DC, office. The programs
include the Internet Access Training Program (IATP), the Regional
Library Information Center program (RLIC), and the Global Connections
and Exchange programs.

 * IATP consists of a network of 83 Internet access sites across 11
   countries of Eurasia. Through these sites, thousands of individuals
   per month receive free-of-charge access to the Internet as well as to
   a wide variety of computer-related training programs. IATP
   collaborates with a wide variety of local partners and international
   organizations in providing program services.
 * RLIC consists of a network of nine internet centers based in
   regional libraries throughout Azerbaijan.  This network will continue
   to grow as the program progresses, and resembles IATP in its trainings
   and events.
 * Global Connections and Exchange operates in Central Asia and
   focuses on computer literacy training for schools, professional
   development of teachers, and online projects with US schools.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 * Editing, formatting, and creating original stories for monthly program news;
 * Assisting in generating reports for program funders and other audiences;
 * Reviewing expense reports as needed, and recommending programmatic
   adjustments to overseas management staff;
 * Overseeing online databases and managing program statistics;
 * Preparing wire and check requests as needed;
 * Reviewing quarterly cost share reports from field;
 * Maintaining collaborative work relationships with field offices and
   field representatives;
 * Participating in the research and development of proposals to
   attract new funding;
 * Other tasks as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS:
 * BA in International Studies or related field;
 * Interest and knowledge of Eurasia, knowledge of Russian preferred;
 * Strong computer (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and writing skills;
 * Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills;
 * Ability to work independently and skilled at handling multiple tasks;
 * Experience with project design and grant management.

Anticipated starting date: July 2006

Send cover letter, resume, and four-five page writing sample to:
IREX/CSD/PA/CM FAX: (202) 628-8189. Alternatively, send an e-mail
message to IREX/CSD/PA/CM at resumes(a)irex.org, EOE
No phone calls please.

JOB- National Program Officer for Economic Affairs, Swiss Cooperation Office in Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Aida Aidakyeva <aida.aidakyeva(a)sdc.net>
Posted: 29 May 2006


JOB- Nat. Prog. Officer for Economic Affairs, Swiss Coop. Office in Kyrgyzstan

Swiss Cooperation Office in the Kyrgyz Republic is seeking a qualified
individual for the position of National Program Officer for Economic
Affairs.

He/she will support the identification, planning, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of the Swiss cooperation program in Kyrgyzstan

in the domains of macroeconomic support and private sector development.
Based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Assignment starts in early July 2006.

Requirements:

 * University degree (Master's degree preferred) in economics,
   business or public administration, or related field;
 * Minimum two years of professional experience, preferably with
   international development projects or donor agencies;
 * Understanding of current social, political and economic
   developments in the Kyrgyz Republic and in Central Asian region;
 * Excellent spoken and written English (high TOEFL score is an
   advantage). Ability to analyse, provide recommendations as well as
   communicate effectively in writing and with groups of people. Knowledge
   of Kyrgyz and German or French will be an advantage;
 * Strong planning and organizational skills, ability to prioritize
   and handle multiple tasks, often under considerable time pressure.
 * Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to
   persuade and negotiate;
 * Ability to work in and contribute to an intercultural team,
   willingness to travel;
 * Knowledge of MS Office applications.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter in English describing
their background and explaining reasons for applying, a detailed CV and
copies of relevant certificates, references etc. before 5 p.m. June 9th.


Submit your application by email to bishkek(a)sdc.net or in a sealed
envelope to the Swiss Cooperation Office in Kyrgyz Republic, 144
Panfilova Str. 720040 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

More information about Swiss Cooperation Office in Kyrgyzstan and its
development program and projects in Central Asia is available at
www.swisscoop.kg

An internal selection committee will evaluate applications and will
notify shortlisted candidates no later than June 16, 2006. Applications
will not be returned. The Swiss Cooperation Office will not respond to
any communication with regard to the selection process.

Kind regards,

Aida Aidakieva

Media and Communications Specialist
Swiss Cooperation Office in Kyrgyzstan
144 Panfilova Str.
720040  Bishkek
Phone:	+996 (312) 66 64 80
Cell: 	+996 (502) 50 65 71
www.swisscoop.kg

JOB- Resident Director, American Center for Mongolian Studies, Ulaanbaatar

Posted by: Charles Krusekopf <Charles.Krusekopf(a)RoyalRoads.ca>
Posted: 24 May 2006


JOB- Resident Director, American Center for Mongolian Studies, Ulaanbaatar

Job Opening Resident Director, American Center for Mongolian Studies,
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Fall 2006

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is seeking a Resident
Director for its Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia office. The ACMS is a
non-profit, non-governmental educational organization that supports
the development of Mongolian Studies and academic exchanges with Inner
Asia. The ACMS is an American Overseas Research Center with primary
funding from the US Department of Education and its 28 member
institutions. For more information on the ACMS, please visit
www.mongoliacenter.org. The ACMS defines Mongolian Studies to include
all academic fields as they relate to Mongolia and the Inner Asian region.

The ACMS Resident Director is responsible for the management of the
ACMS Ulaanbaatar office, staff and programs, and the development of
new programs, partners and funding sources. The position is primarily
administrative, but requires an ability to work effectively with
international and Mongolian academic institutions, scholars and
students. Experience in the US higher education system through study
or work and experience working or studying in Mongolia or Inner Asia
is required.

The position is salaried and full-time, with a basic housing and
benefit allowance. Short-term research and personal leaves are negotiable.

The responsibilities of the ACMS Resident Director include:

  * Overseeing the financial accounting and management of the ACMS
    operations in Mongolia;
  * Facilitating the research activities of international scholars and
    students in Mongolia, including providing logistical support, helping
    locate partner institutions and scholars in Mongolia, and helping to
    disseminate research and experiences both locally and internationally;
  * Maintaining a friendly, cooperative and productive relationship
    with the US Embassy and other international organizations in
    Ulaanbaatar and seeking ways to develop scholarly programs and
    exchanges in cooperation with these organizations;
  * Building relationships and programs with Mongolian academic
    institutions, scholars and students;
  * Writing grant proposals independently and cooperatively with the
    ACMS US office to support programs and projects related to
    Mongolian Studies;
  * Editing the ACMS website and newsletter, and creating promotional
    materials for the ACMS;
  * Working with Mongolian libraries and archives, and developing the
    ACMS library, to make materials available for academic research
    related to Mongolian Studies;
  * Developing new programs and projects.

Qualifications for the position include:

  * A Masters Degree is required, a PhD preferred
  * Experience living, working or studying in Mongolia or Inner Asia
  * A graduate degree or teaching experience at a US university
  * Administrative and managerial experience strongly recommended
  * Financial accounting experience preferred
  * Mongolian language ability preferred

Application materials required include:
  * A cover letter that summarizes your interest in the position and
    relevant experience
  * A current c.v. with contact information
  * A list of three references. References will only be contacted for
    short listed candidates.

Please submit your application as an email attachment to: info (a)
mongoliacenter.org

Application screening will begin June 1, 2006, and will continue until
a suitable candidate is identified. The position is available starting
August 1, 2006. Interviews in will be conducted in person in
Ulaanbaatar from June 12-20. Additional interviews will be arranged
through teleconference.

For more information on the position, please email: info (a) mongoliacenter.org

For more information on the ACMS, please visit our website:
www.mongoliacenter.org

The ACMS does not discriminate in employment on the basis of sex,
race, color, national origin, or religion.

ACMS Mission Statement:

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is a non-profit
educational organization that supports the development of Mongolian
Studies and academic exchanges with Inner Asia. The activities of the
ACMS include the development of academic resources, student and
research support and the fostering of academic partnerships in all
fields of study related to Mongolia.

JOB- OSI Local Government Initiative Project Manager, Budapest

Posted by: Petra Kovacs <kovacsp(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 24 May 2006


JOB- OSI Local Government Initiative Project Manager, Budapest

TO APPLY: Please send applications, in English, to
applications(a)adminconsult.hu (with "LGI Project Manager" in the subject line).

The deadline for submitting applications is June 15, 2006.


LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM INITIATIVE

Project Manager

The Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (LGI) of the
Open Society Institute is seeking an experienced project manager to
assist in the development, management and execution of a portfolio of
projects related to governance and decentralization in Eastern Europe
and the former Soviet Union. This position requires a combination of
practical project management skills with some research and analytical
capacities. The candidate should be comfortable working with
government officials, international donors and local partners. An
understanding of complex international relations and local
sensitivities, with a focus on the countries of the former Soviet
Union, is required.

LGI promotes democratic and effective governance in many of the
countries of the Soros foundations network. Established primarily as a
grant-giving agency, LGI is now actively initiating, organizing, and
supporting policy analysis, training, technical assistance, regional
networks, and Soros foundation efforts in the fields of good
governance, decentralization, public administration reform and public
policy. LGI has its offices in Budapest, Hungary. For more information
about LGI see http://lgi.osi.hu/index.php.

The Open Society Institute (OSI) is a private operational and
grantmaking foundation which aims to shape public policy to promote
democratic and effective governance, human rights, and economic, legal
and social reforms. OSI was created in 1993 by investor and
philanthropist George Soros to support his foundations in Central and
Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Those foundations were
established, starting in 1984, to help countries make the transition
from communism. On a local level, OSI implements a range of
initiatives to support good governance, the rule of law, education,
public health, and independent media. OSI has expanded the activities
of the Soros foundations network to other areas of the world where the
transition to democracy is of particular concern. The Soros
foundations network encompasses more than 60 countries, including the
United States. To learn more about the Open Society Institute see
http://www.soros.org/.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

In collaboration with the LGI Steering Committee and Soros
foundations, the Project Manager would be charged with developing,
implementing and monitoring regional, country-specific, and in-house
programmatic initiatives. These projects involve collaborating with
governments, international donors, NGOs and the private sector;
coordinating the activities of international and local consultants;
and developing and executing intricate budgets. Other areas of
responsibility are:

1. Developing plans and strategies for advancing government reform in
    the countries covered by the network of the Soros foundations

2. Developing and proposing projects, and identifying potential
    partners to address identified needs

3. Administering, monitoring and evaluating projects funded (or
    otherwise supported) by LGI and/or national Soros foundations

4. Devising and implementing a strategy to approach one of LGI's
    thematic areas, for instance fiscal decentralization, local government
    finance, local development, social service delivery, urban services
    and infrastructure, public sector management and reform, local
    decision making and citizen participation

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate:

  * has an advanced degree in public administration, public policy,
    economics or related fields;
  * has worked in government or in a policy center and has project
    management experience;
  * Is able to work independently and sometimes under pressure, has a
    "can do" attitude, which is coupled with solid managerial skills;
  * commands exceptional people skills (tolerance, sensitivity to
    cultural differences, ability to negotiate);
  * is able to act proactively and strategically to identify and
    exploit project-related opportunities;
  * has experience developing and implementing project-related budgets;
  * possesses advanced written and oral communication skills;
  * is fluent in spoken and written English and Russian;
  * has at least a basic understanding of the dynamics behind the
    political and economic transition period in Eastern Europe and the
    former Soviet Union;
  * is computer literate;
  * is willing to travel extensively.

Experience in fiscal decentralization and local finance is an
advantage, but not a requirement.

COMPENSATION: Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
Excellent benefit package.

TO APPLY: Please send applications, in English, to
applications(a)adminconsult.hu (with "LGI Project Manager" in the subject line).

The deadline for submitting applications is June 15, 2006.

OSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer which supports diversity and does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity,
nationality, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.


Petra Kovács, Ph.D
Researcher
Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative, Open Society
Institute Budapest
H-1051 Budapest, Nador u.11., Hungary
tel: (+361) 327.31.04 / ext. 2316
fax: (+361) 327.31.05
E-mail: kovacsp(a)osi.hu
http://lgi.osi.hu/

JOB- Health Journalism Specialist, Press Institute of Mongolia

Posted by: Oyungerel Avirmed <ogerel(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 24 May 2006


JOB- Health Journalism Specialist, Press Institute of Mongolia

The Press Institute of Mongolia is seeking a specialist in Health
Journalism to conduct a 5-day train-the-trainer course for journalism
teachers of our Institute by the end of June this year.  This
activity is part of a project to support the development of health
journalism in Mongolia, financed by the Internews Network and the Knight
Foundation Grant and implemented by the Press Institute of Mongolia.

The course shall include discussion of examples of good and bad
stories on health issues, different possibilities angles for covering
health issues, special ethical challenges, existing information
sources, main problems of health system in Mongolia and globally,
different teaching methodologies etc.  In addition, the expert shall
provide the teachers with reading materials and other tools (e.g.,
Internet, databases) on health journalism.  Based on the
train-the-trainer course, the teachers of the Press Institute shall
conduct at later stage a workshop on health reporting for Mongolian
journalists.

All travel expenses for the expert will be covered from the project
including airfare, lodging, visa costs.  In addition, the expert will
receive a fee of 150 USD per teaching day.

Interested persons and organizations please contact

Ms. Oyuntsetseg
ravdan_o(a)pressinst.org.mn
ravdano(a)yahoo.com, pressinst(a)mongol.net

JOBS- Two Positions at the University of Central Asia

Posted by: Brian Mau <Brian.Mau(a)ucentralasia.org>
Posted: 24 May 2006


JOBS- Two Positions at the University of Central Asia

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 by the governments
of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, and His Highness the Aga
Khan to foster the economic and social development of Central Asia, and
especially its vast mountain regions.  It is the world's first
internationally chartered institution of higher education.  The
International Treaty and Charter establishing this secular and private
University was signed by the Presidents of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic
and Tajikistan, ratified by the respective parliaments, and registered with
the United Nations.  The Central Administration is in Bishkek, Kyrgyz
Republic.


Director of Human Resources and Recruitment

The Director of Human Resources and Recruitment will provide leadership in
the development, integration and advancement of UCA's considerable human
resources.  The position offers an unparalleled opportunity for a highly
motivated candidate.

The Director of Human Resources and Recruitment will:

Develop and manage immediate and long-term strategies for human resource
systems and support services;

Work with academic and administrative Executive Team members to achieve
goals related to the identification, recruitment, diversity, retention,
performance, and training of UCA staff and faculty;

Develop strategies that are integrated into UCA's human resource planning,
to build human resource capacity in the communities in which campuses are
located, including hiring and training opportunities for local communities.

The successful candidate for this position will possess:

An advanced degree in human resource management, higher education or a
related field.

A minimum of ten years of progressive experience that demonstrate success in

the fields of human resources development, recruitment or policy development
in an institution of higher education.

Outstanding English-language communications skills (written and oral) and
interpersonal skills;

Strong preference will be given for candidates with:

Previous related experience in the region.

Proficiency in Russian.


Director of Legal Affairs

The Director of Legal Affairs will develop and implement policies related to
UCA's construction projects, legal status, agreements and operations, and
ensure that all matters that may have legal implications on UCA's operations
are addressed in an effective, timely and comprehensive manner, within the
legal framework of the countries and contexts in which UCA operates.

The Director of Legal Affairs will:

Be responsible for legal aspects of UCA's planning and operations including
contracts and MOUs with its property development contractors, real estate
matters, UCA's institutional policies and procedures, and agreements with
partner universities and AKDN partners.

Ensure that UCA policies and practices are in compliance with local,
regional and international agreements and laws.

Ensure that UCA facilities, programmes, research and publications are
protected under local and international law as appropriate.

Oversee the University's legal risk management perspectives.

Serve as primary contact person on legal issues with contractors, local
officials, governments, international agencies and AKDN partners.

The successful candidate for this position will possess:

An advanced degree in law or other relevant field.

A minimum of ten years of progressive experience that demonstrate success in
the field of construction law, with a substantial international or
institutional background.

Outstanding English-language communications skills (written and oral) and
interpersonal skills;

Strong preference will be given for candidates with:

Previous related experience in the region.

Familiarity with legal issues pertaining to construction, education, and
employment in the region, and the ability to apply these to the development
of UCA's legal policies and practice.

Proficiency in Russian.

The above positions will be based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic and some
regional and international travel will be required. Interested candidates
should submit a CV, a list of three professional references, and a cover
letter explaining interest in the position and where this vacancy
announcement was discovered to: hr.recruitment(a)ucentralasia.org. UCA offers
a competitive salary, benefits package, and excellent opportunities for
career advancement. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


For additional information about the UCA, please write to
hr.recruitment(a)ucentralasia.org.


Brian Mau, Project Manager
School of Professional and Continuing Education
University of Central Asia
80 Tynystanova Street
720053 Bishkek
The Kyrgyz Republic
tel. +996 312 691 822, ext. 204
cell/mobile +996 312 98 20 37
www.ucentralasia.org

JOB- Information Resource Center Assistant, Public Affairs Office, U.S. Embassy-Tajikistan, Dushanbe

Posted by: Almaz Saifutdinov <Saifutdinov(a)state.gov>
Posted: 10 May 2006


JOB- Information Resource Center Assistant, U.S. Embassy-Tajikistan, Dushanbe

Vacancy Announcement

The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan is seeking an individual for the 
position of Information Resource Center Assistant in the Public Affairs Office.

Open to: All interested candidates
Position: Information Resource Center Assistant FSN-8; FP-06*
Opening Date: May 10, 2006
Closing Date: May 24, 2006
Work Hours: Full-time; 40 hours/week

*FP scale has to be determined by HR/OE.

Note: All ordinarily resident applicants must have the required work and/or 
Residency Permits to be eligible for consideration.

Basic Function of Position

The Information Resource Center (IRC) Coordinator has sole responsibility 
for planning, developing and managing post's reference, research, and 
information outreach services, in accordance Mission Program Plan's public 
affairs goals and priorities.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and 
responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office.  Please contact 
Jahongir Zakhidov or Nina Nazarshoeva at 221-03-48; 221-03-52.

Qualifications Required:

Note: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below 
with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

1. A university degree and the equivalent of a master's degree in 
   information science, or, a university degree in political science, 
   international affairs, or American studies with formalized training in the 
   information field, such as a post graduate diploma.

2. Three to five years of progressively responsible experience, preferably 
   in the field of information research or management.  Experience in using 
   information technology and resources, particularly the Internet is required.

3. Level IV (fluency) in both written and spoken English and Tajik as well 
   as level III (good working knowledge) of Russian is required.

4. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to 
   write reports and outreach publications in both English and Tajik.

5. A solid knowledge of both host country and American political, economic, 
   social, cultural and educational structures and processes is required.

Selection Process

When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) and U.S. 
Veterans will be given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the 
candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.

Additional Selection Criteria

1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and 
   residency status in determining successful candidacy.

2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.

3. Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a FMA appointment are 
   ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar 
   days of their employment.

4. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) 
   are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 
   calendar days of their employment, unless currently hired into a position 
   with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

To Apply:

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the 
application will not be considered:

1. A current resume or curriculum vitae, plus

2. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of 
   their Form DD-214 with their application.

3. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of 
   degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the 
   position as listed above.

Submit Application to:

U.S. Embassy Dushanbe
Human Resources Office
10 Pavlova Street
Dushanbe
Tajikistan

Point of Contact:

Jahongir Zakhidov
Telephone: (992 37) 2241560; 2210354
Fax: (992 37) 2210362

Definitions:

1. AEFM: A type of EFM that is eligible for direct hire employment on either 
   a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or Temporary Appointment (TEMP) provided 
   s/he meets all of the following criteria:

 - US citizen;
 - Spouse or dependent who is at least age 18;
 - Listed on the travel orders of a Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed 
   service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a US Foreign Service 
   post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority;
 - Is resident at the sponsoring employee's or uniform service member's post 
   of assignment abroad, approved safehaven abroad, or alternate safehaven
abroad;
 - Does not receive a USG annuity or pension based on a career in the US 
   Civil, Foreign, or uniform services.

2. EFM: Family Members at least age 18 listed on the travel orders of a 
   Foreign of Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently
assigned to 
   or stationed to a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a
USG 
   agency that is under COM authority who do not meet the definition of AEFM 
   above.

3. Member of Household: A MOH is a person who: 1) Has accompanied, but is 
   not/not on the travel orders of a U.S. citizen Foreign or Civil Service 
   employee or uniform service member permanently assigned to or stationed
at a 
   U.S. Foreign service post or establishment abroad; 2) Has been declared by 
   the sponsoring employee to the Chief of Mission as part of his/her 
   household; and 3) Resides at post with the sponsoring employee.

4. Ordinarily Resident (OR): A citizen of the host country or a citizen of 
   another country who has shifted the main residency focus to the host
country 
   and has the required work and/or residency permits for employment in
country.

5. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): Typically NORs are US Citizen EFMs and 
   EFMs of FS, GS, and uniformed service members who are eligible for 
   employment under an American USG pay plan, on the travel orders and under 
   Chief of Mission authority, or other personnel having diplomatic privileges 
   and immunities.

Closing Date for This Position: May 24, 2006

The US Mission in Dushanbe, Tajikistan provides equal opportunity and fair 
and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, 
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political 
affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State 
also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel 
operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they 
have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political 
affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of 
the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel 
practices, and/or courts for relief.

Almaz R. Saifutdinov
Information Assistant
Embassy of the United States of America
Dushanbe
Tajikistan
E-mail: Saifutdinov(a)state.gov
Tel: (992 93) 570-70-78
Website: http://dushanbe.usembassy.gov

JOB- Human Rights Lawyer, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, Russia

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 5 May 2006


JOB- Human Rights Lawyer, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, Russia

The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) is seeking an experienced 
human rights lawyer for a four-week commissioned consultancy in Moscow with 
travel to the regions. The work will involve assisting Memorial's lawyers on 
a day-to-day basis with ECHR case preparation including drafting pleadings, 
and advising on ECHR law and procedure. It will also involve assisting with 
the delivery of human rights training for Russian lawyers and NGOs. A full 
job description is available on the EHRAC website (www.londonmet.ac.uk/ehrac).

Organization description: EHRAC's primary objective is to assist 
individuals, lawyers and NGOs within the Russian Federation to take cases to 
the European court of Human Rights, whilst working to transfer skills and 
build the capacity of the Russian human rights community.

The applicant must demonstrate:

 - Good knowledge of ECHR law and procedure
 - Experience of human rights litigation
 - Excellent Russian

The successful applicant will receive:

 - Flight, visa and living expenses paid
 - Good remuneration commensurate with experience

Job Location: Russian Federation (Moscow with travel to regions)
Closing date: 25 May 2006

Applications for this position should be sent to:

Tina Devadasan Project Manager;
EHRAC/ London Metropolitan University;
LH 222, Ladbroke House; 62-66 Highbury Grove
London N5 2AD
United Kingdom
Email: EHRAC(a)londonmet.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7133 5087
Fax: 020 7133 5173

JOB- Director, Russian and Eurasian Music Ensemble, U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Posted by: Lynda Park <lypark(a)uiuc.edu>
Posted: 24 Apr 2006


JOB- Director, Russian and Eurasian Music Ensemble, U. of Illinois

Description:

Pending funding approval, The University of Illinois Russian, East European, 
and Eurasian Center (REEEC), in collaboration with the College of Fine and 
Applied Arts and School of Music, seeks a director (.25 FTE) for the 
newly-established Russian and Eurasian Music Ensemble for the 2006-07 
academic year. Applicants must be able to demonstrate firsthand knowledge of 
and training in Russian and/or Eurasian traditional music(s), including but 
not limited to the ability to perform and teach one or more indigenous 
instruments and styles of indigenous vocal music.

Background Information:

Membership in the ensemble will be open to interested, musically inclined 
students from across the University of Illinois campus and, as space allows, 
to interested community members. Participants will register for course 
credit at either the undergraduate (Music 252) or graduate (Music 450) 
level, as appropriate. The University's collection of Russian and Eurasian 
traditional instruments and Russian folk orchestra repertory, supervised 
jointly by the School of Music and REEEC, will serve as one resource upon 
which to build.

Responsibilities:

Maintain instruments; select, transcribe and arrange repertory, as needed; 
recruit participants; coach rehearsal sessions (once each week for three 
hours); teach instrumental or vocal lessons as necessary; maintain inventory 
and budget with the assistance of appropriate REEEC and School of Music 
personnel.

Stipend:

This position is a .25 FTE appointment renewable annually; the salary figure 
will be based on the University minimum for such a post (the equivalent of 
$6,111 in 2005-06) as determined by forthcoming negotiations with the 
Graduate Employees Organization.

Application Procedure:

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and C.V. detailing their 
training and expertise in Russian and/or Eurasian traditional music(s), 
together with a list of at three references who may be contacted for further 
information.

Application Deadline and Notification of Appointment:

All application materials should be postmarked by 15 June 2006 and sent to:

Russian and Eurasian Music Ensemble Directorship Search
Donna A. Buchanan, Director
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois
104 International Studies Building
910 South Fifth St.
Champaign, IL 61820
USA

The appointment will be announced by 31 July 2006.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity 
Employer.

JOB- UN/OCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Nazran, Application Deadline May 3

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 20 Apr 2006


JOB- UN/OCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Nazran, Application Deadline May 3

Date of issue: 19 April 2006
Post title and level: Humanitarian Affairs Officer, L-4
Duty station: Nazran (North Caucasus), Russian Federation
Duration: 12 months
Vacancy Notice number: OCHA/G/47/2006
Deadline for applications: 3 May 2006
Date of entry: 1 August 2006

Mailing address:

Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

Fax: (+41 22) 917 0080
E-mail: ochavacancies(a)un.org

Background:

OCHA maintains an office in the Russian Federation, working in support of 
the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator principally serving coordination 
of the humanitarian operation for Chechnya and its neighboring republics and 
secondarily liaising with the Government on natural disaster management and 
global humanitarian affairs. The office comprises the office in Moscow and a 
sub-office in the North Caucasus, with total staff of 4 internationals and 
18 nationals.

The Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be based in the North Caucasus 
sub-office, and report to the Head of Office in Moscow. He/She will 
facilitate coordination of the North Caucasus humanitarian operation, manage 
the daily affairs of the OCHA sub-office, and lead the 
information-management activities of the OCHA office. The sub-office is 
physically located in Nazran, the Republic of Ingushetia, and the staff 
member will live in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia. However, this position 
entails frequent travel in the republics of Chechnya, North Ossetia, and 
Dagestan, and interaction with OCHA and partner-agency colleagues in those 
locations as well as Moscow.

OCHA supports a Humanitarian Coordinator and an inter-agency Transitional 
Workplan Process (a CAP-plus) with an $88 million budget for 2006. There are 
large-scale humanitarian-relief and protection needs in Chechnya and the 
affected neighboring republics, while the humanitarian and security 
situations are evolving. OCHA in 2005 strengthened its information 
management capacity to support better needs assessment and project 
management in this changing environment. The North Caucasus sub-office, 
because it is closest to the field operation, is the locus of this activity.

Duration of Assignment:

The duration of this assignment will be for a period of 12 months, 
contingent upon the availability of funds.

Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the Head of OCHA Office in the Russian Federation, the 
incumbent will be responsible for the following:

 - Identify and develop opportunities for more effective inter-agency 
   coordination (among government, UN, donors, ICRC, and NGOs), especially 
   promoting dialogue, a sound division of labor, and joint humanitarian 
   analysis at the field level;
 - Supervise the OCHA information-management team, maintaining a 
   client-oriented approach to provide high-value information-management 
   services and products to members of the humanitarian community;
 - Facilitate shared analysis and cooperation among agencies and government 
   offices engaged in humanitarian action and those more concerned with 
   longer-term recovery and development of the region;
 - Prepare position papers, talking points, and other documents for purposes 
   of coordination, advocacy, and policy development;
 - Monitor, analyze and report on humanitarian developments, disaster 
   relief/management programmes or emergency situations in assigned
country/area;
 - Advise on overall policy direction on specific issues, esp. related to 
   safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of 
   humanitarian assistance;
 - Promote UN/IASC policy aimed at maximum access to, and protection of 
   civilians in Chechnya;
 - Oversee administrative and personnel matters of the sub-office, in 
   consultation with the Administrative Officer;
 - Actively participate in consultations on field security and staff safety;
 - Train and coach staff of the sub-office on OCHA policies and best 
   practices in humanitarian coordination, and ensure compliance with security 
   measures in place;
 - Monitor regional trends, and facilitate inter-agency early warning and 
   contingency planning for timely and effective humanitarian action;
 - Lead and/or participate in inter-agency humanitarian missions, disaster 
   assessments, and meetings;
 - Coordinate international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex 
   emergency/disaster situations;
 - Any other duties as may be requested by the OCHA Head of Office or 
   Humanitarian Coordinator.

Key UN Competencies:

Professionalism - Ability to manage an office and staff under conditions of 
a complex emergency; demonstrated problem-solving skills and sound judgment; 
Ability to work in a stressful environment; Commitment to the OCHA mission.

Client Orientation - Considers humanitarian partners as 'clients' and seeks 
to see things from their point of view; establishes and maintains productive 
partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies 
clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; meets timelines 
for delivery of products or services.

Communications - Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, 
including the ability to convey complex concepts to staff at all levels, in 
a clear, concise style.

Technology Awareness - Aware of major information-management technologies, 
and able to guide the use of relevant software and applications.

Teamwork - Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to operate 
effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and 
maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, 
multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Experience and Skills:

 - Advanced University degree (Master's degree) preferably in political or 
   social science, international studies, public administration, economics
or, 
   other relevant field;
 - A combination of relevant academic background (at least a first level 
   university degree id est Bachelor's degree or equivalent) and an extensive 
   directly relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of 
   Advanced university degree.
 - Minimum of 7 (seven) years of progressively responsible professional 
   experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness,
crisis/emergency 
   relief management, rehabilitation and development, or other related areas, 
   including at least 3 years of professional experience at the international 
   level and minimum 3 years of field experience in complex emergencies, 
   including humanitarian efforts/relief.
 - Experience in OCHA information-management, advocacy, and coordination 
   functions would be an asset.
 - For this post excellent command of written and spoken English is 
   essential. Good working knowledge of Russian language would be a strong
asset.
 - Working experience in a conflict zone, post-conflict, or transitional 
   environment would be a strong an asset.

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

All posts are subject to availability of funds.

Applications from qualified female candidates and from nationals of non-and 
under-represented countries are particularly encouraged.

Diploma of completed University degree may be requested in due course.

How to apply:

Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

Please email the following documents to the OCHA Human Resources Section/AO 
at ochavacancies(a)un.org:

1. Cover letter, explaining why you consider yourself qualified and 
   motivated for this particular position
2. Completed Summarized Personnel Information Form*
3. Completed P-11 Form*

*Please note that there may be a delay when accessing the forms; if you are 
prompted for a password, click 'Cancel' and the form will appear.

It would be appreciated your stating your full name and the OCHA vacancy 
notice number (OCHA/G/47/2006) as the subject in your e-mail of application.

Please send one email application for every vacancy announcement.

For more information, go to:

<http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/doc212?OpenForm>

JOB- Country Director, Danish Refugee Council, Nazran, Ingushetia

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 20 Apr 2006


JOB- Country Director, Danish Refugee Council, Nazran, Ingushetia

Country Director Danish Refugee Council in the Russian Federation (stationed 
in Nazran, Ingushetia)

Application deadline: May 14, 2006

Background:

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been present in the North Caucasus 
region of the Russian Federation since mid-1998. A large-scale emergency 
operation involving distribution of food and NFIs, registration and surveys, 
provision of shelter and psycho-social assistance to a total of 250,000 
displaced persons is implemented in Chechnya and Ingushetia. As of 2001, a 
reintegration and integration component has been added, which targets the 
displaced from the second Chechen conflict residing in Chechnya, Ingushetia 
and Dagestan as well as refugees from Georgia (including South Ossetia). The 
(re)-integration activities include housing (re)construction, infrastructure 
rehabilitation and construction, income generation, community development, 
NGO capacity building and development, and institutional capacity development.

Duties:

The Country Director is overall responsible for the management, programming, 
implementation, fundraising and continued development of the DRC programme 
in North Caucasus. The Country Director reports to DRC's HQ in Copenhagen.

Qualifications:

 - Relevant professional experience with an emphasis on management in an 
international context. Any experience with humanitarian work will be welcomed.
 - Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure.
 - A strong and visible manager with a full understanding of the value of 
good and open communication.
 - The ability to relate to donors and authorities in a professional manger 
and to negotiate and advocate for solutions that serve the needs of our 
beneficiaries.
 - Fluent English, orally and in writing.
 - Basic knowledge of the Russian language is a must. We will, however, seek 
a solution where the new Country Director, if needed, will be offered to 
participate in an intensive training course in Russian.

Our Conditions:

Commencement: Between august and October 2006. To be determined.

Duty Station: Nazran, Ingushetia (non-family duty station) with frequent 
travels in the region and to Moscow.

Contracts: Twelve months with possibility of extension.

Further information:

E-mail: Pia.Tingsted(a)drc.dk
Tel: +45 3373 5022

E-mail: Pia Poulsen(a)drc.dk
Tel: +45 3373 5015.

Terms of reference at: www.drc.dk Vacancies.

Salary/benefits: Salary and other conditions according to DRC standard 
regulations.

Type of work: Accommodation Provided, Contract, Full Time

Location: Nazran, Ingushetia, Russian Federation

Languages required: Russian, English

Closing date: 14.05.2006

To apply:

Application and CV:

Only applications with a CV and letter of application that address the 
stipulated duties, and meet the required qualifications will be considered. 
CV-only applications will not be considered. In your application, please 
state where you first saw this job-posting. Please forward application in 
English, marked 'Country Director' by email no later than Sunday, May 14, 
2006 to: anne.oxholm(a)drc.dk

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

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 14 Apr 2006


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

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

About IREX:

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and 
innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen 
independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development.

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/04-06

Via e-mail: resumes(a)irex.org,

Via FAX: (202) 628-8189

Equal Opportunity Employer

No phone calls please.

JOB- Project Coordinator, Human Assistance Project, Norwegian Refugee Counsel, Baku

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 13 Apr 2006


JOB- Project Coordinator, Human Assistance Project, Norwegian Refugee Counsel

Human Assistance Project - Project Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council is a non-governmental, humanitarian 
organization with more than 60 years of experience in helping to create a 
safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced persons. 
We advocate for their rights and assist with shelter, education, food 
distribution, and counselling on repatriation

Location city: Baku
Location country: Azerbaijan
Closing date: 17 Apr 2006 Job Description

The NRC programme in Azerbaijan was established in 1995, comprising 
educational support, shelter assistance to internally displaced persons, 
construction of schools, legal assistance and capacity building for local 
NGOs. We are also supporting Chechen asylum seekers with food distribution 
and educational assistance. This support will be expanded as NRC will take 
responsibility for the whole educational sector for this group.

The project aims at supplementing and completing UNHCR's assistance to 
Chechen asylum seekers. In tight coordination with UNHCR and based on a 
common gap analysis, NRC will attend problems regarding poverty, nutrition, 
education and employment.

Responsibilities:

 - Develop a good insight and understanding of the current protection 
   situation for Chechen refugees in Azerbaijan.
 - Plans, budget and strategies for the project.
 - Preparation of proposals and budgets to donors.
 - Coordinate food distribution and educational activities.
 - Cooperate and coordinate with UNHCR and other international local NGOs 
   assisting this group.
 - Cooperate with Government of Azerbaijan on how to address and improve the 
   educational situation for the Chechen refugees.
 - Develop recommendations for future project programming to be developed by 
   NRC.
 - Extensive travel in the field to monitor programme development

Skills And Qualifications Required:

 - International experience, (professional, organizational or studies.)
 - Post graduate education (Master's, Ph.D., etc.) or other relevant background
 - Project development and implementation and experience in Donor relations 
   an advantage
 - Experience from working with refugees and/or IDPs
 - In-depth knowledge of the region and of the Chechen situation
 - Good communication skills, including representation and negotiation skills
 - Proven skills and experience in report writing
 - Proficiency in Norwegian and English and Russian is desirable
 - Goal oriented and visionary. Flexible and creative, and it helps if you 
   have a sense of humour.

All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to 
our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values:

Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

Commencement: As soon as possible
Contract period: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC's general directions, approximately NOK 
35.500 (euro 4.500 or $5.450) per month, and free housing of moderate standard.

Vacancies Contact:

Applications and CV in English are to be submitted by email to 
24.U06(a)nrc.no. Only applications sent to this email address will be 
considered. CV should include some personal data, as age and nationality. 
Please notify us, in the application, how you found out about the position.

JOB- Reporters and Photographers, EurasiaNet.org, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Elizabeth Owen <eowen(a)earthlink.net>
Posted: 12 Apr 2006


JOB- Reporters and Photographers, EurasiaNet.org, Kyrgyzstan

EurasiaNet.org (http://www.eurasianet.org), a leading online news service 
for the Caucasus and Central Asia based in New York City, is looking for 
reporters/photographers based in Kyrgyzstan to work on an upcoming online 
special report about changes in the country since the events of March 2005.

Candidates must have outstanding language skills in written and spoken 
English and have previous experience working as a reporter/photographer for 
a news organization, preferably in online or print media. For reporter 
applicants, the ability to conduct interviews in Russian is essential.

To apply, please send a CV, copies of 2-3 published articles (that were 
written in English) or the URL for your photo portfolio to:

Elizabeth Owen,
EurasiaNet.org
Regional News Coordinator

Send applications to: eurasianet_kyrgyzstan(a)yahoo.com

JOB- Researcher, Central Asian NGO Network Research Project, Deadline May 15

Posted by: Dawn Ng <Dawn.Ng(a)oxfamnovib.nl>
Posted: 10 Apr 2006


JOB- Researcher, Central Asian NGO Network Research Project, Deadline May 15

Central Asia and Global Civil Society
Terms of Reference for a Research Project

Application Deadline: May 15, 2006

Introduction:

OXFAM NOVIB's Global Programmes Bureau (GP) works with and supports various 
civil society organisations, networks and alliances that operate at a global 
level, addressing issues that generally fall within one of the five OXFAM 
NOVIB and Oxfam International aims (sustainable livelihoods, basic social 
services, right to life and security, right to be heard, gender and 
diversity).  The majority of GP partner organisations and networks have a 
solid regional or sub-regional presence.  The Central Asian region, however, 
appears to be weakly connected to / under-represented in global civil 
society networks. The overall impression that motivates this research / 
survey is that Central Asian civil society is relatively isolated and does 
not actively participate in the transnational civil society arena to an 
extent that renders it visible.  As a consequence of this, important 
linkages are largely missing, linkages that can benefit both Central Asian 
civil societies at the local and regional levels, as well as the global 
civil society networks.  Through this research, OXFAM NOVIB seeks to 
investigate those premises, as well as gauge the interest within the Central 
Asian world for a more active participation in global networks and processes.

This research intends to further benefit OXFAM NOVIB's Eastern Europe, 
Central Asia and Middle East Bureau (ECM), which currently supports both 
local and international partners in two Central Asian countries, Tajikistan 
and Uzbekistan. The thematic areas focused on are Aim 1: Right to a 
Sustainable Livelihood and Aim 4: Right to be Heard; Aim 5: Right to an 
Identity (gender) is in the exploration phase. ECM's local partner 
organisations tend to be poorly linked, even at a national level and their 
agendas are often donor-driven. The relatively short history of civil 
society in the region adds to the importance of this research project. The 
ECM Bureau intends to support more Central Asian networks and also envisages 
to better link civil society in the region to Oxfam International campaigns, 
namely the campaign on the Millennium Development Goals and the campaign on 
trade.

Key Questions for the Research / Survey:

The research will answer the following key questions.  The researcher will 
decide how to elaborate on the questions further, break them down, and add 
new ones of relevance, as long as this serves the purpose of arriving at an 
accurate and nuanced understanding of the issues and come up with practical 
policy recommendations.

What are the existing civil society networks, both international and 
regional, in Central Asia (either at a Pan-Central Asian or sub-regional 
level) that focus on Novib Aims 1, 4 and 5?  For each network, include a 
full profile of its vision, main activities and member organizations? What 
role does it play in the region? What are its lobby/advocacy capacities and 
is it linked to any global campaigns? What connections, if any does it have 
to global civil society networks? Who are its donors?

If there are better-known networks, how representative are they? How do 
members and non-members perceive the network?  How does the network promote 
Central Asian civil society's participation in global networks?  How 
effective is it in doing so?

What are the perceptions of global civil society networks in Central Asia? 
What are the main sources for information on global civil society networks?  
Which ones are known?  Which are seen to be playing an important role that 
is of relevance to the region?  What concerns are there (negative 
perceptions) about the global networks?  (This part would require a survey 
of the existing literature on the topic, with emphasis on literature in 
Russian).

How do some of the global civil society networks (specifically GP partners) 
see the Central Asian region's participation / non-participation?  In case 
of presence in the Central Asian region, is Central Asia's representation 
opening real pathways to engagement with broader civil society in the 
region?  In case the network has no presence in Central Asia, what reasons 
does it give for Central Asia's absence from their network and how does it 
intend to address this?

Which international organisations / foundations active in Central Asia are 
seeking to promote engagement with global civil society (e.g. Open Society 
Institute)?  How are they attempting to do this?  What are their sectoral / 
thematic foci?  Who in Central Asia are they supporting?

What interest is there in linking up to global civil society networks?  On 
what terms?  Which sectors / themes are seen as priorities for Central Asia? 
Is Russia, for example an overwhelming influence in the civil society 
sector? Do Central Asian civil society actors benefit or are they hindered 
by Russian influence? What new trends / dynamics can be observed within 
Central Asian civil society.

Project Outputs:

The researcher will produce one project report:

Report (in English) on 'Civil Society Networks in Central Asia' that would 
answer key questions (1 - 6).  Maximum of 30 pages, including an Executive 
Summary. A Russian translation of the report will be required as well and 
can be out-sourced.

How will Project Outputs be used?

The results of this research will help GP to facilitate the strengthening of 
its partners' links with Central Asia, as part of the overall effort to 
broaden the geographical coverage of global civil society networks and 
alliances.

The results of this research will guide the ECM Bureau as it develops its 
Central Asia programme to more strategically address aims 1,4 and 5 and 
identify new Central Asian network counterparts.

The report will also provide guidance to the campaigns officer in 
identifying possible allies in the campaigning work as well as capacity 
building resources - in terms of both content and campaigning skills.

Requirements of the Researcher:

The researcher will be selected on the basis of his/her in-depth knowledge 
of civil society in individual Central Asian countries as well as the region 
(through activism / NGO practice and/or academic research), in addition to 
their knowledge of global civil society networks.  Russian fluency is required.

Research Schedule:

The total project period is 2 months (starting June 1, 2006 and ending on 
July 31, 2006), with the finalisation of the report specified in the project 
outputs.

The Researcher will present his/her research agenda and work plan no later 
than June 15, 2006.

The Researcher will produce his/her first draft of the report no later than 
July 15, 2006.

NOVIB will provide its comments no later than August 1, 2006.

The Final Report will be submitted to NOVIB no later than August 15, 2006.

Budget guidelines to be discussed. Compensation will be a maximum of 200 
EUR/day, for a maximum of 30 days (depending on experience).

Please submit cover letter and CV by May 15 to:

Dawn Ng
Oxfam Novib
Programme Officer-Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Mauritskade 9
2500GX The Hague
Netherlands
Tel: +31 703421946
E-mail: dawn.ng(a)novib.nl

JOB- Lecture Positions, East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Deadline May 1

Posted by: Muriel Joffe <mjoffe(a)cies.iie.org>
Posted: 10 Apr 2006


JOB- Lecture Positions, E. European, Russian & Eurasian Studies, Deadline May 1

The Fulbright-University of Warsaw Distinguished Chair in East European, 
Russian and Eurasian Studies is seeking specialists to lecture in East 
European, Russian and/or Eurasian studies at advanced undergraduate and 
postgraduate levels with possibilities for research.  Special interest in 
20th-century topics. Desired specializations include history, political 
science, culture and nationality issues.  Candidates must be U.S. citizens 
and senior scholars with a significant publication and teaching record.

Applicants should submit the one page Distinguished Chairs application form, 
a letter of interest (about three pages), a curriculum vitae (maximum eight 
pages) and a sample syllabus (maximum four pages) by May 1, 2006.

For additional information about the Warsaw chair and application 
requirements, contact Maria Bettua, Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program, 
at mbettua(a)cies.iie.org, 202-686-6245 or Jaime Oberlander at joberlander 
(a)cies.iie.org, 202-686-6232 and explore the Distinguished Chairs Program on 
the CIES Web site at www.cies.org

Muriel Joffe, Ph.D.
Senior Program Officer
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Tel: 202-686-6249
E-mail: mjoffe(a)cies.iie.org
Fax: 202-362-3442

JOB- World Vision Program Director, Nazran and Moscow, Russia

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 3 Apr 2006


JOB- World Vision Program Director, Nazran and Moscow, Russia

Program Director
World Vision
WVI is an international Christian Relief and Development Aid Agency
Location city: Nazran (Ingushetia) and Moscow
Location country: Russian Federation
Closing date: 01 May 2006
Job Description

Purpose of position:

To lead, direct, develop, and manage the implementation of all aspects of 
World Vision's ministry in Russian Federation (RF) as an effective member of 
the Partnership, and to ensure there is ministry impact of the highest, cost 
effective quality and accountability according to the relevant policies, 
protocols and standards of World Vision.

Main responsibilities:

Leadership:

 - Provide leadership to the three-year country strategy implementation and 
   overall program implementation.
 - Lead the further strategic direction of the WVRF program in all areas, 
   developing systems, structures, and an organizational culture that promotes 
   growth and quality programming.

Program Development, Management, and Evaluation:

 - Ensure the highest standards of quality through compliance with World 
   Vision policies and standards and international standards for emergency 
   response, disaster mitigation, rehabilitation and development.
 - Develop and implement strategies for sustainable programming.
 - Develop and maintain capacity to respond to natural and man-made 
   emergencies.
 - Maintain, and regularly review security protocols (security manual, 
   evacuation plan, DPP, and risk assessments) and ensure understanding and 
   compliance by all staff and visitors.

Representation:

 - Represent World Vision to the Russian Federation government, 
   international donors, World Vision Support Offices, the UN and other NGO 
   partners, and the media.

Advocacy and Communication:

 - Strengthen awareness of World Vision's program both within and outside of 
   the WV Partnership.
 - Working together with Support Office advocacy departments and the 
   regional advocacy officer, develop strategies and promote World Vision's 
   position on relevant issues.

Financial Management:

 - Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and 
   securing financial resources to support the program.
 - Oversee grants and overall program budget preparation and on-going budget 
   management.
 - Manage overall financial integrity of the program to WV Support Officer, 
   donors, the government, and other stakeholders.

Human Resource Management:

 - Provide overall strategic leadership to staff recruitment, retention, 
   capacity building, and orientation.
 - Provide overall direction of staff code of conduct and ethics
 - Develop both expatriate and local leadership through capacity building, 
   development plans, and team building activities.
 - Develop and lead initiatives for staff care and well-being, both for 
   international and local staff within the program.

Qualifications required:

 - A university degree in management, international development, or related 
   field is required, with a Masters preferred.
 - In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated success in 
   senior management of relief and development programs, with considerable 
   overseas experience.
 - The Program Director will lead a diverse team of local and international 
   staff in a high security environment, and must balance time between two 
   offices - one in Nazran, and one in Moscow. As such, maturity, flexibility, 
   and a leadership style that builds consensus and further develops leaders 
   from within the organization is crucial.

Vacancies Contact:

Please visit www.wvi.org, go to employment section, scroll down to this 
position and apply on-line as per instructions

JOB- Public Relations Teaching Position, KIMEP, Almaty

Posted by: Donnacha O Beachain <donnacha_1(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 24 Mar 2006


JOB- Public Relations Teaching Position, KIMEP, Almaty

Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research 
(KIMEP) seeks a qualified individual to teach Public Relations in the 
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Academic rank from assistant to full professor will be considered, depending 
on credentials and experience.  Applicants should possess a terminal degree 
or at least a master's degree.

They should have relevant professional experience, university teaching and 
research experience, and be able to teach courses that include public 
relations management and strategies, public relations campaigns, and 
dynamics of crisis situations.

Salaries are competitive and negotiable.  Starting date is August, 2006.

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication offers both 
undergraduate and graduate degrees.  KIMEP is located in Almaty, the 
business hub of Central Asia.  We are a Western style institution which 
offers North American credit-based education in business and social 
sciences.  Faculty come from 35 different countries, including Canada, the 
USA, Middle East, CIS, and EU.  Instruction is in English.

Review of applications is now under way and will continue until positions 
are filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names 
of three references (with e-mail addresses) to:

Brian Farley
Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
E-mail: bpfarley(a)kimep.kz

Further information about KIMEP is posted on the KIMEP web site at 
http://www.kimep.kz

JOB- Russian-Speaking Law Student Needed for International EU-Project

Posted by: Michael Koburger <koburger.michael(a)arcor.de>
Posted: 24 Mar 2006


JOB- Russian-Speaking Law Student Needed for International EU-Project

Fuer ein internationales EU-Projekt wird zur Literaturrecherche ein 
russischer oder russischsprachiger Student gesucht, der an einer 
Juristischen Fakultaet studiert (Jurastudent).

I. Gefordert werden

1. gute juristische Kenntnisse
2. sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse
3. guter Internetzugang
4. leichter Zugang zu juristischer Literatur

II. Geboten wird

1. sehr flexible Arbeitszeit
2. eine interessante, ueberwiegend eigenstaendige Taetigkeit

Der Arbeitsalltag sieht so aus, dass eine selbstaendige Bearbeitung erfolgt, 
die dann elektronisch oder postalisch uebermittelt wird. Ein Ortswechsel ist 
also keinesfalls notwendig.

Bitte ein kurzes Anschreiben (letter of interest) und Lebenslauf auf Deutsch 
oder Englisch an Koburger.Michael(a)arcor.de mit dem Betreff 'internationales 
EU-Projekt'.

Michael Koburger
Koburger.Michael(a)arcor.de

JOB- Summer Resident Director, ACTR/ACCELS Russian/Eurasian Outbound Programs, Tajikistan

Posted by: Vladka Shikova <Shikova(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 21 Mar 2006


JOB- Summer Resident Director, ACTR/ACCELS Russian/Eurasian Outbound Programs

Summer Resident Director
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
Russian/Eurasian Outbound Programs
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Position Description

Summary:

The Dushanbe Summer Resident Director assists undergraduate and graduate 
students participating in the Eurasia Regional Language Program as they 
adjust to life and study abroad.  He/she serves as one of American Councils 
chief representatives in his/her actions and words during the tenure of 
appointment. S/he must be available to program participants on a daily 
basis; observe student classes and meet regularly with teachers, 
administrators, and students; and arrange group travel and cultural 
programs. The Dushanbe Summer Resident Director must be available to 
participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate 
regularly with the American Councils Tajikistan country director and the 
Eurasian Outbound program staff in Washington, DC.

Prior to departure for Tajikistan, the Summer Resident Director must attend 
American Councils orientation programs: for both resident directors, and for 
participants. He/she must travel to Tajikistan with the student group at the 
beginning of the program and return to Washington, DC with the group at the 
end of the program. The Summer Resident Director reports to the Tajikistan 
Country Director and the Eurasian Outbound Office Senior Program Manager in 
Washington, DC.

Qualifications:

 - Bachelor's degree or higher in Tajik/Russian language or area studies or 
   equivalent;
 - Advanced Tajik and/or Russian language skills - written and oral (Minimum 
   2/2+ on ACTFL scale or equivalent);
 - Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Central Asia;
 - Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
 - Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling; and
 - Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability.

Anticipated Employment Dates:

Mid June to mid August 2006 with possible continuation in fall 2006

More Information: visit our employment section at www.americancouncils.org

To Apply:

Send letter/resume and salary requirements to Summer Dushanbe RD Search, 
American Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC  
20036.  Fax: 202-872-9178 or 202-833-7523; www.americancouncils.org email: 
resumes(a)americancouncils.org. Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is a private, 
non-profit educational association and exchange organization devoted to 
improving education, professional training and research within and regarding 
the former Soviet Union (FSU).  American Councils administers academic 
exchange and training programs in virtually all fields; provides educational 
advising and academic testing services throughout the FSU; and organizes 
conferences and seminars in the US and abroad for its membership, exchange 
participants, alumni, and professional groups.  American Councils manages a 
budget funded from multiple sources of approximately $50M, employs a staff 
of more than 400, and operates offices in 16 countries in Eurasia.

JOB- Mentors for Ph.D. Students in Kazakhstan, Kazakh National University

Posted by: R. Charles Weller <rcw(a)ara-cahcrc.com>
Posted: 13 Mar 2006


JOB- Mentors for Ph.D. Students in Kazakhstan, Kazakh National University

Resumes are now being accepted from those interested in serving as mentors 
for select English-speaking PhD students in Kazakhstan.  As part of the 
process of transitioning to a Western educational system with bachelor, 
master, PhD levels (as opposed to the old Soviet system), Kazakhstan is 
currently seeking Western European, North American and Japanese scholars who 
are willing to serve as mentors for select English-speaking KZ students 
pursuing their PhD in the new system.

Kazakh National University is currently seeking qualified scholars who would 
be willing to serve as mentors for these students within the various 
departments of the Faculty of Philosophy and Political Science (incl. 
philosophy, culture, religion, sociology, anthropology, psychology, 
political science, etc).  The most urgent needs are in the following three 
areas:

1. Cultural Anthropology / Cultural Studies
2. Religious Studies / Religious Anthropology
3. Philosophy

Qualified persons specializing in the fields of sociology, social 
anthropology, ethnology, psychology, and related disciplines are also 
invited to submit their resumes.

The requirement for interested candidates is that they have experience 
serving as a mentor for PhD programs in their respective countries within 
their own educational systems.  They also need to be willing to travel to 
Kazakhstan once per year for a period of approximately two weeks to meet 
with their assigned students and other professors as well as host the 
student at the educational institution which they are affiliated with once 
per year for a period of approximately 1-2 months.  All travel expenses and 
study costs for both mentors and students as well as pay for the mentor's 
work (i.e. all costs related to the study program) will be covered by the 
Kazakhstan government.  In addition, a one-time honorarium of 3k will paid 
to mentors.

Interested, qualified persons should send an abbreviated copy of their vita 
to *both* zhanat(a)kazsu.kz and chawel(a)ara-cahcrc.com.  The vita should 
include the following:

Name:
Institutional Affiliation:
Position:
Degree:
Area(s) of Specialization:
Range of subject areas taught and/or mentored:
Related work experience:
Related publications:

On behalf of the departments of Philosophy, Religion and Culture, Faculty of 
Philosophy and Political Science, Kazakh National University, thank you!

R. Charles Weller

JOB- Director, CIMERA Multilingual Education in Georgia Project, New Deadline

Posted by: Carine Bachmann <carine.bachmann(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 13 Mar 2006


JOB- Director, CIMERA Multilingual Education in Georgia Project, New Deadline

Employment Opportunity Second Call

Project Director: Multilingual Education in Georgia

Summary:

CIMERA seeks a Project Director to lead its project 'Multilingual Education 
in Georgia' (April 2006 to August 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 Samtskhe Javakheti. Entry on duty: April 1st 
2006 or as soon as possible.

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;
 - Excellent knowledge of English and good command of Russian is a must;
 - Proven experience in teaching in multilingual settings or as trainer in 
   multilingual methodology;
 - Proven experience in project management and direction; work experience in 
   the area of the Former Soviet Union desirable;
 - Diplomacy, adaptability and commitment;
 - Experience in leading teams;

To apply, please send a letter of motivation and CV in English to: 
carine.bachmann(a)cimera.org. Deadline for applications: March 24 2006

For more information contact:

Mrs Carine Bachmann, Director, CIMERA at +41 22 347 52 06

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

JOB- Post-Doc Position, ZEF Centre for Development Research, Bonn, Germany

Posted by: Peter Mollinga <pmollinga(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 10 Mar 2006


JOB- Post-Doc Position, ZEF Centre for Development Research, Bonn, Germany

Vacancy Announcement
ZEF, Centre for Development Research, Bonn Germany
Gender dimensions of rural entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan
Post-doc position

The Centre for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn, Germany is looking for a 
post-doc researcher for its research project in Uzbekistan entitled Gender 
dimensions of emerging rural entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan: 
diversification, migration and trust. The position is available immediately 
and is first offered till the end of 2006. The desired output in 2006 is a) 
a publishable paper based on fieldwork on the topic in Uzbekistan, and b) a 
rewritten and elaborated research project proposal. On satisfactory 
performance there are very good chances of continuation as a post-doc 
researcher for a period of 2-3 years in the ZEF research programme in 
Uzbekistan. The present research activity on gender and rural 
entrepreneurship is implemented in collaboration with the Sociology group at 
Wageningen University, the Netherlands (Dr Bettina Bock) and the Westminster 
International University in Tashkent (Prof T.  Shadiyev). The post doc 
researcher will be based at ZEF in Bonn, Germany. We offer a post-doc 
stipendium and research costs for the fieldwork in Uzbekistan.

The scientific objectives of the project in which the post doc will work are 
the following:

1. To map emerging entrepreneurial activities in rural households in 
   response to the ongoing rural transformation process and identify their 
   specificity in terms of gender, age, education, class, ethnicity and
location;
2. To investigate what drives and motivates women and men, the (possibly 
   gender-specific) strategies they develop and (possibly gender-specific) 
   future prospects they envision;
3. To analyse how women and men start and build up entrepreneurial 
   activities, to what extent they differ in their use of resources and 
   cooperation and networking with others and how such differences could be 
   explained;
4. To outline the importance of migration for household livelihood, the 
   relation between migration and entrepreneurial activities and the relevance 
   of gender and other social characteristics;
5. To analyse the social and economic impact of entrepreneurial activities, 
   such as livelihood benefits and costs, impact on (local and
intra-household) 
   gender relations and the position of women and men in terms of agency 
   (access to resources and decision making power), identity and social
status, 
   but also risks of backlashes for women (f.e. increased domestic violence);
6. To understand if engagement in entrepreneurial activities improves rural 
   livelihoods and if so how such engagement could be further encouraged and 
   supported taking its gender dimensions into account.

Our ideal candidate has recently completed a PhD in a relevant topic, has 
fieldwork experience in Uzbekistan or one of the other Central Asian 
countries, speaks Uzbek, and is interested to build up a research programme 
in the field of gender dimensions or rural transformation in Central Asia.

More information on ZEF is available at www.zef.de. More information on this 
position is available from Dr Peter P. Mollinga, Senior Researcher at ZEF 
(pmollinga(a)uni-bonn.de) on submission of a CV.  Applications should be sent 
to the same email address. There is no fixed deadline for applications; 
screening will start from 21 March till a suitable candidate is found. When 
the vacancy is filled this will be announced on the ZEF website.

JOB- Economic and Environmental Officer, OSCE, Bishkek

Posted by: Leslie Smith <LSmith(a)paegroup.com>
Posted: 6 Mar 2006


JOB- Economic and Environmental Officer, OSCE, Bishkek

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):

Economic and Environmental Officer, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Vacancy #: VNKYRS00032
Econ & Environmental, Senior Professional level (min 6 years' relevant 
experience)

Deadline for applications: 3/14/06

Link: http://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id#19

Applicants should pay close attention to the mandatory requirements of the 
position and be sure to tailor their applications to the vacancy notice to 
improve their chances of consideration. Internships are not counted by OSCE 
as contributing to the total years of experience.

To apply, please fill out an application at www.pae-react.com using the 
Vacancy Number indicated in the vacancy notice. 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.

JOB- Seeking Kazakh and Kyrgyz Linguists and Area Experts, Glyph Language Services

Posted by: Jonathan Hall <jon(a)glyphservices.com>
Posted: 3 Mar 2006


JOB- Seeking Kazakh and Kyrgyz Linguists and Area Experts, Glyph Lang. Services

Glyph Language Services, a Seattle-based translation and localization firm 
is currently searching for bilingual linguistic and/or academic 
professionals who are fluent in English and knowledgeable in the fields of 
human or political geography, geopolitics, political science, and/or 
cultural or linguistic anthropology to act as subject matter experts in a 
terminology research project we are working on for one of our clients.

The project involves compiling and/or updating a list of sensitive 
terminology for a reviewing tool that will help our client produce more 
highly localized content in their corporate documentation and products.  The 
terms are chosen because of their potentially offensive or obsolete meaning 
with regard to geopolitics and issues of cultural, racial, and religious 
diversity.  Compiling/updating the list would involve removing, modifying, 
and adding terms, providing or refining the English equivalent of each term, 
assigning or modifying a severity level to each term, and writing an 
explanation (in English) as to why and in what contexts it would be 
inappropriate to use each of the terms.

The project will begin in March 2006 and will entail between 20 to 60 hours 
of work.

Qualifications:

 - An academic (i.e., professor, PhD candidate, graduate student) in human 
   or political geography, geopolitics, political science, cultural 
   anthropology or a related field who has some knowledge of translation or 
   linguistics (i.e., terminology compilation, glossary building).

Or:

 - A linguistic professional (i.e., translator, localizer) who is well 
   versed in geopolitical and cultural issues (graduate-level studies in a 
   related field preferred) of the respective language.

And

 - A native-level speaker of Kazakh and Kyrgyz
 - Near-native English writing skills.

If you are interested in potentially participating in the project please 
send CV to jon(a)glyphservices.com. Please reference your target language in 
email subject line.

If you are not able to participate in this project but want to help, feel 
free to forward this email.

Jonathan Hall
Project Manager
Office: 1.509.838.3440
Work Cell: 1.509.868.5802
Fax: 1.509.931-5025
Web: www.glyphservices.com

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.

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