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5. Job Opportunities
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JOB- Opening at OSI, Network Scholarship Programs - UK Program Coordinator

Posted by: Michael Sieburg <msieburg(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 29 Jun 2007


JOB- Opening at OSI, Network Scholarship Programs - UK Program Coordinator

The Open Society Institute's Network Scholarship Programs currently
has an opening for a Program Coordinator in the London office.

Please see the attachments or visit the following website for more information:
http://www.soros.org/about/offices/london/coordinator_20070625

Open Society Foundation &#8211; London

Position: UK Program Coordinator

The Open Society Foundation (OSF) in London seeking to fill the
position of the UK Programmes Coordinator at the Network Scholarship
Programmes Department. The OSF in London is a registered charity and
focuses on projects concerning public health, civic empowerment,
poverty, discrimination, as well as education, political and social
sciences, and journalism. The Network Scholarship Programmes fund the
participation of students, scholars, and professionals from Central
and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Mongolia, Middle East,
and Indonesia in rigorous, competitive academic programmes outside
their home countries.

Duties:
- under direction and supervision of NSP UK Program Manager, work on
everyday program administration and program enhancement activities of
designated part of the UK scholarships (involving a number of UK
universities and about 200 grants per year).

For more information on the organization, see http://www.soros.org.

For a detailed job description: http://www.soros.org/about/careers#london
Deadline for applications: July 24, 2007
To apply: recruitment-scholarships(a)osf-eu.org

Best Regards,

Michael Sieburg

Program Coordinator, Network Scholarship Programs
Open Society Institute (OSI)
400 West 59th Street, New York, NY  10019
Tel: (212) 548-0390
Fax: (212) 548-4652
msieburg(a)sorosny.org

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

Posted by: Michael Koburger <koburger.michael(a)arcor.de>
Posted: 12 Jun 2007

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


For an International EU-funded project which is implemented in several 
Central Asian Russian speaking countries a Russian-Speaking Law 

Student is needed.

I. Requirements

1. good knowledge of law
2. very good knowledge of Russian, English and German
3. good Internet access

II. We offer

1. very flexible working hours
2. interesting work

The research work can be done at home and transmitted electronically.

Applications (most recent CVs) in German and English language with the 
reference to this position are to be submitted to the e-mail address: 
Koburger.Michael(a)arcor.de 

Applicants are strongly advised to match their qualifications against 
the post requirements before submitting applications. Please indicate 
"Internationales EU-Projekt" in the subject line of your message. 

Michael Koburger
email: Koburger.Michael(a)arcor.de

JOB- Editor-in-Chief, Russia and Eurasian Economic Digest Monthly

Posted by: J. Quinn Martin <jqm2101(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 12 Jun 2007


JOB- Editor-in-Chief, Russia and Eurasian Economic Digest Monthly


New Business Magazine Seeking Editor-in-Chief

REED (Russia & Eurasia Economic Digest) is a new monthly magazine 
covering business in Russia and the CIS. Headquartered in New York, 
the magazine will be distributed globally with an editorial hub in 
Moscow. The target audience is people doing business in, or with, the 
countries of the former Soviet Union-whether working in finance, 
energy or any other field. 

REED is currently seeking an editor-in-chief to lead editorial 
operations, starting August 2007. S/he will be responsible for 
overseeing all editorial content, from concept to final copy.

Candidates should possess:

 - Five years experience editing and/or writing on business, with at 
   least two years covering the former Soviet Union;
 - Ability to manage a network of fist-tier correspondents and 
   stringers throughout the former Soviet Union; 
 - Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and the 
   ability to meet deadlines;
 - Experience managing projects and people; 
 - Keen understanding of the demands of our global readership, 
   particularly the investment community; 
 - Superior editing skills, including knowledge of AP style;
 - Native English and fluent Russian;
 - Commitment to excellence and an impressive work ethic.

If interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to the 
publisher of REED, Quinn Martin, at quinn(a)reedmagazine.com or call +7 
926 286 9106. After July 3, call +1 860 933 9477.

JOB- Business Journalists in CIS, Russia and Eurasian Economic Digest Monthly

Posted by: J. Quinn Martin <jqm2101(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 12 Jun 2007


JOB- Business Journalists in CIS, Russia and Eurasian Economic Digest Monthly


New Business Magazine Seeking Correspondents and Occasional Contributors

REED (Russia & Eurasia Economic Digest) is a new monthly magazine 
covering business in Russia and the CIS. Headquartered in New York, 
the magazine will be distributed globally. The target audience is 
people doing business in, or with, the countries of the former Soviet 
Union-whether working in finance, energy or any other field. 

REED is currently seeking correspondents and occasional contributors 
based on the ground in every country we will cover: Armenia, 
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, 
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Candidates should possess:

 - Track record of excellent journalistic writing in English;
 - Proven understanding of international business and finance; 
 - Ability to report and write both tight news summaries on a short 
   deadline and longer narrative features;
 - Deep knowledge of the local market;
 - Russian or other relevant language skills;
 - Commitment to high ethical standards of journalism.

If interested, please send resume and clips to the publisher of REED, 
Quinn Martin, at quinn(a)reedmagazine.com or call +7 926 286 9106. After 
July 3, call +1 860 933 9477.

JOB- Research Project, ZEF/UNESCO Khorezm Project

Posted by: Gerd Rücker <Gerd.Ruecker(a)dlr.de>
Posted: 12 Jun 2007


JOB- Research Project, ZEF/UNESCO Khorezm Project


Vacancy: PhD student

The department of Ecology and Resource Management (ZEF c) of the 
Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany together 
with the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) of the German 
Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany invites applications for the following 
position of a PhD Student for the third phase of the ZEF/UNESCO 
research project "Economic and Ecological Restructuring of Land- and 
Water Use in the Region Khorezm (Uzbekistan)". 

The ZEF/UNESCO Khorezm project is an interdisciplinary pilot project 
in development research. The main objectives are 1) to develop 
concepts for an effective and ecologically sustainable use of land and 
water for intensively used agricultural regions in the Aral Sea basin; 
2) to establish scientific collaboration based on a close partnership 
between Germany and Uzbekistan in the field of development research.

For this project the position of a PhD student is vacant to perform 
research on 'Seasonal crop growth assessment and yield prediction at 
regional scale'. The study will involve establishing algorithms for 
upscaling and regionalizing crop growth and yield information. 
Therefore plant and soil data and information on crop and water 
management will be acquired in the field and in parallel derived from 
multi- and hyperspectral time-series of satellite sensors. The 
regional crop yield model will be used for evaluating cropping system 
performance and developing options on land use and land management 
restructuring based on an existing optimization model. The research is 
embedded in DFD's land surface modeling group.

Tasks:
 - Setting up and management of fertilizer trials on the main crops 
   cotton, winter-wheat and rice
 - Monitoring and mapping plant and soil parameters on field and regional scale
 - Interviewing farmers and farmer groups on crop and water management
 - Validating crop growth and yield information derived from satellite images
 - Simulating crop growth and yield at regional scale by combining the 
   crop-soil simulation model CropSyst with a land surface model based 
      on satellite and GIS data
 - Evaluating cropping systems performance and developing optimized 
   land use / management options

Requirements:
 - MSc in agronomy, biology, geography, soil science, or equivalent 
 - Experience with field work in rural areas preferably of crop / soil 
   management
 - Experience with setting up and management of field trials and field 
   measurements
 - Excellent data management and computer skills 
 - Sound knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
 - Fluency in English
 - Willingness to stay at least one year in Uzbekistan for conducting 
    field work

Desired requirements:
 - Basic knowledge in remote sensing, crop-soil simulation models and 
   programming
 - Ability to work both independently and in an interdisciplinary team
 - Relevant background in Central Asian agriculture
 - Ability to communicate in Russian or Uzbek.

Start:
October 2007 for 3.5 years
The PhD student will be partly based at the project institute in 
Uzbekistan, at ZEF in Bonn and also at DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen, 
Germany. The student will work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Paul 
Vlek (Professor at the University of Bonn and Director of ZEF c). The 
position is full time (39h/week). In case of equal suitability female 
candidates will be preferred. Interested candidates should submit a 
letter of interest, CV and relevant documents by July 15, 2007 to Dr. Rücker: 

Dr. Gerd Rücker
German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD)
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
82234 Wessling, Germany
Phone: +498153281522, Fax: +498153281522
email: gerd.ruecker(a)dlr.de

JOB- Director of Recruitment, CEU (Budapest, Hungary)

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin(a)Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 11 Jun 2007

JOB- Director of Recruitment, CEU (Budapest, Hungary)


Position Announcement
Director of Student Recruitment
Budapest, Hungary

Central European University (CEU) is seeking applications from 
qualified individuals to lead the university's student recruitment process.

Founded in 1991, and accredited in both the US and Hungary, CEU is a 
graduate institution in the social sciences and the humanities, 
located in Budapest, Hungary.  CEU is an active member of the European 
higher education area, and has joined cross-European and other 
international academic networks, leading to the successful 
implementation of a number of EC-funded study and research programs. 
The language of instruction and communication is English. Further 
information about CEU is available at www.ceu.hu.

With 1,200 students from nearly 80 countries, CEU is an international 
university in the truest sense. It recruits students primarily from 
Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus, and 
increasingly from other countries of Europe, North America, Southeast 
Asia, Africa, and elsewhere, who share its mission, academic 
orientation, and civic engagement.

The Director of Student Recruitment will be based in Budapest, and 
will be responsible for the development and implementation of a 
comprehensive student recruitment strategy, taking into account the 
increasingly competitive graduate recruitment environment and CEU's 
special profile and individual program needs. The main task of the 
Director is to engage CEU's leadership, faculty, students and alumni 
in a university-wide recruitment effort, focused on the specific 
geographic priorities of CEU departments, relations with other 
academic institutions, advertising, and general promotion of CEU. 

Specific core responsibilities will include:
 - Development of a comprehensive recruitment strategy to guide the 
   university's effort over a period of three-to-five years.
 - Coordination of internal recruitment planning: discussions with 
   departments on their priorities, selection of target institutions for 
   student recruitment; organization of internal training and information 
   distribution.
 - Involvement of CEU faculty, students, and alumni in direct student 
   recruitment events, such as graduate recruitment fairs, visits to 
   universities, presentations at relevant professional conferences, etc.
 - Preparation of the CEU recruitment/marketing materials and 
   maintenance of the "Prospective Students" web pages.
 - Coordination of the work of CEU's network of local recruitment 
   partners and agents.
 - Maintenance of a multi-channel communication for advertising: 
   email; web; printed and on-line advertising; professional distribution 
   lists; etc.
 - Management of administrative duties related to recruitment, 
   including budget.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a dynamic person, with a 
minimum of a Master's degree or equivalent, experience in student 
recruitment or in marketing, strong interpersonal, communicative (both 
verbal and written), and organizational skills.  Advanced knowledge of 
technology as it relates to recruitment is expected. Previous study at 
CEU is desirable but not a requirement. Salary will be competitive and 
commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Deadline for applications: Friday, June 29, 2007.

Interested candidates should send a one-page letter of intent and a 
two-page resume to: 
Central European University
Human Resources Director, Judit Pallos
Nador utca 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungary
Email: recruitment(a)ceu.hu 

Starting date: as soon as the interviewing process is over, preferably 
September 1, 2007.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB- Chief of Party, North Caucasus, Russia, IREX

Posted by: Charity Mcgee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 11 Jun 2007

JOB- Chief of Party, North Caucasus, Russia, IREX


Job Description
Title Of Position: Chief of Party
Reports To: Director, Civil Society Division, Washington, DC
Location: North Caucasus, Russia
Classification: Full-time salaried position
Position is contingent upon funding 

About IREX
IREX is an international nonprofit organization specializing in 
education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society 
programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and 
North Africa. For more information on IREX, please visit www.irex.org

Position Description
IREX seeks applicants for the position of Chief of Party in North 
Caucasus, Russia (exact location to be determined) for an upcoming 
USAID-funded project in the North Caucasus to provide local youth with 
the training, networking, and development opportunities to improve 
their communities and reduce conflict in the North Caucuses region. 
The COP will provide leadership, vision, strategic planning, and 
management to the program. 

Responsibilities And Duties
 - Manage and monitor all program components - training, technical 
   assistance, grant-giving and ensure that the program meets proposed 
   objectives and targets;
 - Provide leadership and vision in planning and implementing program 
   strategy, supervise all long and short-term staff and subcontractors;
 - Conduct program outreach, including the provision of technical 
   assistance and collaborate with IREX local partners to coordinate 
   efforts and share program results;
 - Serve as primary liaison with USAID, the Russian government and 
   IREX headquarters;
 - Approve and submit all reports, plans and other administrative 
   information to USAID and IREX headquarters; 
 - Ensure that all fiscal and performance activities are in compliance 
   with IREX policies and procedures, and USG regulations;
 - Maintain effective relations and coordination with program donor 
   and partners. Collaborate with implementing partners to coordinate 
   efforts and share results
 - Recruit, manage and build a strong local staff capable of acting 
   independently in as many activities as possible..
 - Work to integrate conflict mitigation approaches into all project 
   activities.

Qualifications
 - Graduate degree or equivalent experience in development studies, 
   education, and/or conflict mitigation studies;
 - More than 10 years of technical expertise in civil society 
   development, especially in field of conflict management and youth
programming;
 - Previous experience working with USAID;
 - Prior work experience in youth programs in Russia and familiarity 
   with NGO environment in Russia preferred;
 - Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
 - Fluency in English required and Russian preferred;

To Apply
Submit cover letter and resume to: 
Email: resumes(a)irex.org (please include CSD/NCYED/COP/CK in the subject line)
Fax: (202) 628-8189 (Washington)           
No phone calls please. 
EOE

JOB- Online Magazine Caucaz.com Recruits Voluntary Staff

Posted by: Lili Di Puppo <lilidipuppo(a)yahoo.de>
Posted: 11 Jun 2007

JOB- Online Magazine Caucaz.com Recruits Voluntary Staff


Caucaz.com (http://www.caucaz.com/home_eng/) is an independent 
Tbilisi-based weekly online magazine. It was created in October 2004 
by European and South-Caucasian journalists and is aimed at 
decision-makers, politicians, economists and intellectuals in the 
South Caucasus and the European Union. The South Caucasus editors are 
based in Tbilisi, with correspondents in Yerevan and Baku . European 
editors are based in Paris, Warsaw, Berlin, London and Washington, D.C.

Caucaz.com's editorial staff seeks English speakers to translate from 
French and German into English and proofread articles in English on a 
voluntary basis. Several Caucaz.com volunteers have moved into 
permanent positions in journalism and research after working with the website.

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 Christian Nils Larson (christian.larson(a)caucaz.com) or 
Lili Di Puppo (lili.dipuppo(a)caucaz.com) if you are interested in 
collaborating with us.

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

Christian Nils Larson
Co-Editor in Chief - English Edition
christian.larson(a)caucaz.com
+1 513 280 0087

Lili Di Puppo
Caucaz.com Editor-in-chief
lili.dipuppo(a)caucaz.com
+ 995 (8)55 519 172
12 Nishnianidze Street
0105 Tbilisi/Georgia

JOB- Online Magazine Caucaz.com Recruits New Editor

Posted by: Lili Di Puppo <lilidipuppo(a)yahoo.de>
Posted: 6 Jun 2007


JOB- Online Magazine Caucaz.com Recruits New Editor

Caucaz.com (http://www.caucaz.com/home_eng/) is an independent 
Tbilisi-based weekly online magazine. It was created in October 2004 

by European and South-Caucasian journalists and is aimed at 
decision-makers, politicians, economists and intellectuals in the 
South Caucasus and the European Union. The South Caucasus editors are 
based in Tbilisi, with correspondents in Yerevan and Baku. European 
editors are based in Paris, Warsaw, Berlin, London and Washington, D.C.

Caucaz.com's editorial staff seeks a new editor to commission and 
write contributions for Caucaz.com on a voluntary basis. Several 
Caucaz.com volunteers have moved into permanent
positions in journalism and research after working with the website.

Key responsibilities: 

 - Commissioning writers and liaising with authors 
 - Providing ideas for future Caucaz.com articles
 - Assisting with editing contributions and fact-checking
 - Assisting in securing new sources of funding (optional) 

Experience and skills: 

 - Knowledge of at least one of the following regions: Caucasus, 
   Central Asia, Black Sea region, Russia (and/or Ukraine, Belarus, 
   Moldova, Baltic States), Iran and Turkey, European policy in these regions
 - Master's degree or equivalent experience in international 
   relations, development, politics, economics, law or journalism
 - Fluent in English

Other skills (desirable, but not obligatory): 
 - Journalism or editing experience 
 - Experience commissioning writers
 - Native English speaker
 - Working knowledge of French or German would be an advantage

The position is unpaid, but offers the opportunity to gain a solid 
experience as an editor within an international and dynamic team of 
journalists, researchers and translators. It offers the possibility to 
actively take part in developing content for Caucaz.com and building a 
large network of researchers and journalists working on the Caucasus 
or neighbouring regions.

If you are interested, please send us your CV with a short of letter 
of motivation, including a list of publications (if any).

Caucaz.com also welcomes proposals for contributions from researchers, 
journalists and PhD students on the Caucasus and its neighbouring regions.

Please contact Lili Di Puppo (lili.dipuppo(a)caucaz.com) or Christian 
Nils Larson (christian.larson(a)caucaz.com) if you are interested in 
collaborating with us.

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

Lili Di Puppo
Caucaz.com Editor-in-chief
lili.dipuppo(a)caucaz.com
+ 995 (8)55 519 172
12 Nishnianidze Street
0105 Tbilisi/Georgia

Christian Nils Larson
Caucaz.com Co-Editor in Chief - English Edition
christian.larson(a)caucaz.com
+1 513 280 0087

JOB- Knowledge Management Advisor, Kyrgyzstan, ICCO/Kerkinactie

Posted by: Kazbek Abraliev <kazbek.abraliev(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 22 May 2007


JOB- Knowledge Management Advisor, Kyrgyzstan, ICCO/Kerkinactie


ICCO / Kerkinactie 

ICCO is the Interchurch Organisation for Development Co-operation and 
Kerkinactie is part of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. ICCO 
and Kerkinactie combine their knowledge, means and policies to enable 
them to do their work in developing countries better and more 
efficiently. Although they cooperate quite closely, ICCO and 
Kerkinactie continue to operate as separate organisations. 

Together we provide financial support and advice to local 
organisations and networks throughout the world that are dedicated to 
improving access to basic services, stimulating sustainable economic 
development and advancing peace and democracy. We also put 
enterprising people in the Netherlands and developing countries in 
contact with one another. We work very closely with social 
organisations, including development organisations, educational 
institutions and businesses. Our assistance goes to help people in 
Latin America, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe build a more dignified 
existence and become financially independent. ICCO has plans to 
decentralise part of its organisation, whereby, in all likelihood, 
some employees will perform their duties from a regional office. ICCO 
has 250 employees. 

Kyrgyzstan 
ICCO invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of: 
Knowledge Management advisor 
Duration: 24 months
Duty station: Bishkek , Kyrgyzstan 
The Organisation: Center Interbilim (CIB)

Job Description

CIB expects an increased capacity to develop, deliver and monitor a 
leadership development programme. With 0,5 FTE the Knowledge 
Management Advisor will be support CIB in implementing this leadership 
development program - review of its educational aspects, input on 
curriculum, and link to academic institutions. 

The Advisor will work the other 0,5 FTE as a Knowledge Management 
Advisor to the ECCA Capacity Building Programme 'Strengthening NGOs to 
Support the Self-Help Movement', under coordination of INTRAC. Whilst 
this is a separate entity, it is envisaged that the advisor can help 
develop practical links between the Leadership Development programme 
and the cross-cutting ECCA Capacity Building Programme. 

Tasks and responsibilities

 - Responsible to INTRAC Regional Consultant for work on cross-cutting program 
 - Responsible for development of Communities of Practice 
 - Liaison with all parties (NGO partners, private sector, government 
   and academic institutions, international development agencies) 
 - Setting up of information systems for COP (including IT) and linked 
   activities 
 - Responsible for assisting the institutionalisation of the 
   leadership program - review of its educational aspects, input on 
   curriculum, link to academic institutions 
 - Help develop practical links between the leadership programme and 
   the cross-cutting programme 

Requirements
 - Experience with management of education programmes
 - At least 5 years of working experience in a developing country, 
   Central Asia is an advantage 
 - Experience with learning networks and knowledge management
 - Experience in curriculum development in management/leadership programmes
 - Ability to work with standard IT applications
 - Advisory skills
 - Cross-cultural communication skills
 - Knowledge of Russian language is an advantage

Conditions 

The appointee will sign a labour contract with the requesting 
organisation and a supplementary contract with the back-donor PSO ( 
www.pso.nl). Remuneration will be in accordance with PSO terms and 
conditions and includes a supplementary salary and a social security 
and insurance package. 

Information / applications

For further information regarding this position, please contact: Ms. 
Bertien Bos (+31 30 8801808 ) or Herman Brouwer (+31 30 ...). 

Letters of application and CVs must  be received before 11th June 2007 
by ICCO, addressed to the Human Resources Department, 
vacatures(a)icco.nl stating "Knowledge Management Advisor". Previous 
applicants do not need to reapply. 

ICCO 
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 8190 
3503 RD  UTRECHT 
The Netherlands 
phone: +31 30 ... 
fax: +31 30 6925 614
e-mail: vacatures(a)icco.nl 

For general information on ICCO and Kerkinactie visit:   www.icco.nl / 
www.kerkinactie.nl

JOB- Thematic Blogs on Uzbekistan, NewEurasia/TOL

Posted by: Leila Tanayeva <leila.tanayeva(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 14 May 2007


TOL & neweurasia are seeking enthusiastic bloggers interested in 
writing and maintaining thematic blogs on Uzbekistan

We are currently seeking Central Asia based bloggers to write on 
current issues on their own separate blogs. The bloggers will strive
to encourage discussions on their blogs and solicit voluntary 
guest-contributions from other individuals, also from within the 
neweurasia community. 

In addition to previously announced regional blog, Kazakhstan blog, 
Tajikistan blog and Kyrgyzstan blog, we are also looking to open three 
thematic blogs on Uzbekistan. 

Blogs can be written in Russian or English, or both. Knowledge of 
Russian is necessary, decent English and knowledge of the 
nationallanguage an advantage. The ideal candidates will be familiar 
with social media (blogs), interested in using multimedia and 
preferably located within the countries that they want to cover. 

Successful candidates are expected to write at least three posts a 
week (with an average length of about 300-500 words) and attract 
readers and commentators by promoting their blogs on the Internet and 
the mainstream media. He/she must have Internet access, be able to 
work independently in a young virtual team and communicate with the 
country blog coordinators and the Managing Editor. 

A monthly stipend of $150 (transferred in four quarterly installments) 
will be paid over 12 months. There will be technical support for the 

maintenance of the blog, and the best bloggers will be short-listed 
for an internship and a summer course on new media in Prague, Czech 
Republic, from 8 to 15 July, 2007.

To apply, please send your CV and your letter of interest to info (a) 
neweuasia.net  with a subject line "Thematic blog (country name)". In 
your letter of interest, please indicate what topic you would like to 
cover and why. The deadline for the applications is 18 May 2007. 

Based in the Czech Republic, TOL is the leading Internet journal and 
newsmagazine on the 28 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the 
Balkans, and the former Soviet Union. 

neweurasia is Central Asia's premier network of weblogs, coordinated 
and written by bright young individuals from Central Asia and the 
Caucasus together with their peers around the globe.

JOB- Turkmenistan Blogger, neweurasia/TOL

Posted by: Ben Paarmann <ben(a)neweurasia.net>
Posted: 11 May 2007


JOB- Turkmenistan Blogger, neweurasia/TOL


TOL and neweurasia are seeking an energetic and self-motivated blogger 
to create and maintain an informational and analytical blog on the 
Central Asian country of Turkmenistan, with an emphasis on current 
events, civil society, and the oil and gas industry. The blog's two 
versions (English and Russian) are integrated within neweurasia's 
existing blog network. The position requires a commitment of at least 
20 hours per week. Training and editorial oversight will be provided. 

Responsibilities:

 - Update the blog daily with information on the latest developments;
 - Promote and advertise the blog; 
 - Interact with those maintaining other blogs and websites on Turkmenistan; 
 - Comment to entries in other blogs on Turkmenistan and those related 
   and respond to comments posted in your blog;
 - Post videos, photos, and written materials and provide links to and 
   discuss posting of such materials elsewhere; 
 - Ensure the availability of links to all important materials posted 
   elsewhere in English and in Russian (web-related work, translation and 
   liaison with translators). 

Required skills:

 - Excellent research, analytical, writing and communication skills
 - Fluency in English and Russian
 - Knowledge of Turkmenistan and Central Asia and Caspian regions 
 - Understanding of the oil and gas sector
 - Familiarity with blogs and other forms of citizen journalism
 - Background in political analysis or advocacy a plus 
 - Strong Internet search-engine skills
 - Experience in journalism
 - Comfort with working over the Internet
 - Ability to work independently and under time pressure
 - Ability to accommodate flexible schedule 

Desired skills:
  
 - Experience in preparing web-based publications 
 - Knowledge of Turkmen language
 - Familiarity with the basics of web design, and processing digital 
   image, video, and audio files 

There will be technical support for the maintenance of the blog, and 
the successful candidate will be expected to travel occasionally for 
training and networking, including a week-long course on new media in 
Prague from 8-15 July 2007. 

If you are interested in the position, please submit a letter of 
interest, a resume, and a brief writing sample to info (at) neweurasia 
(dot) net with the subject line "Turkmenistan bridge blogger". The 
deadline for applications is 17 May 2007. 

Based in the Czech Republic, TOL (www.tol.org) is the leading Internet 
journal covering the 28 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the 
Balkans, and the former Soviet Union. 

neweurasia (www.neweurasia.net) is Central Asia's premier network of 
weblogs, coordinated and written by bright young individuals from the 
region and beyond.

JOB- Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Tajik Language Bloggers, Neweurasia/TOL

Posted by: Leila Tanayeva <leila.tanayeva(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 8 May 2007


JOB- Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Tajik Language Bloggers, Neweurasia/TOL

TOL & neweurasia are seeking enthusiastic bloggers from Central Asia 
interested in writing and maintaining blogs in Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Tajik

We are currently seeking Central Asia based bloggers to write about 
current issues on neweurasia's new language blogs. The bloggers will 
strive to encourage discussions on their blogs and solicit voluntary 
guest contributions from other individuals, also from within the 
neweurasia community. They will also translate several blog posts into 
Russian and, if possible, into English, ensuring the flow of 
communication between the languages. 

Requirements: 

Knowledge of national language is necessary, fluent English and/or 
Russian an advantage. The ideal candidates will be familiar with 
social media (blogs), interested in using multimedia and preferably 
located within the countries that they want to cover. 

Successful candidates are expected to write at least three posts a 
week (with an average length of about 300-500 words) and attract 
readers and commentators by promoting their blogs on the Internet and 
in the mainstream media. He/she must have Internet access, be able to 
work independently in a young virtual team and communicate with the 
country blog coordinators and the Managing Editor. 

A monthly stipend of $150 (transferred in four quarterly installments) 
will be paid over 12 months. There will be technical support for the 
maintenance of the blog, and the best bloggers will be short-listed 
for an intership and a summer course on new media in Prague, Czech 
Republic, from 8 to 15 July, 2007. 

To apply, please send your CV and your letter of interest to info (a) 
neweuasia.net  with the subject line "(Language) blogger". The 
deadline for applications is 18 May 2007.

Based in the Czech Republic, TOL ( www.tol.org) is the leading 
Internet journal and newsmagazine on the 28 countries of Central and 
Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union.

neweurasia ( www.neweurasia.net)  is Central Asia's premier network of 
weblogs, coordinated and written by bright young individuals from 
Central Asia together with their peers around the globe.

JOB- Research Project Manager, InterMedia Survey Institute, DC

Posted by: InterMedia <pmcenasia(a)intermedia.org>
Posted: 8 May 2007

JOB- Research Project Manager, InterMedia Survey Institute, DC

Research Project Manager: Central Asia Focus

InterMedia Survey Institute is seeking an experienced Research 
Analyst/Project Manager who will be responsible for the management of 
quantitative and qualitative research projects primarily, but not 
limited to, the Central Asian region.  This is a highly multifaceted 
position with duties including client and subcontractor liaising, 
research design, project management, research analysis, report 
writing, presentations to clients and proposal writing. 

Knowledge and Skills Requirements
 - A Bachelor's degree with a quantitative or scientific background is 
   required; a Master's degree is preferred.
 - At least 3 years of relevant work experience in research/data analysis. 
 - Solid knowledge of and experience with quantitative and qualitative 
   research methods. 
 - Proven ability to analyze and interpret data to identify patterns 
   and solutions, including surveys and focus group transcripts
 - Understanding of statistical techniques for the social sciences and 
   strong quantitative data analysis skills (including frequencies, 
   cross-tabulations, means tables, multivariate analysis and tests of 
   statistical significance)
 - Experience with survey analysis (e.g., SPSS) and MS Office software 
   applications. 
 - Strong analytical thinking, writing abilities and oral presentation 
   skills for effective communications in English.
 - Ability to make effective presentations through a combination of 
   research insight, recommendations and use of graphics
 - Proven organizational and project and time management skills. 
 - Ability to work with a wide range of clients and subcontractors. 
 - Strong Russian language skills.
 - Understanding of and experience in Central Asia and/or the former 
   Soviet Union desired
 - Interest in international research, mass media, marketing and 
   communications in developing societies.
 - Ability to travel (approx. 25%).
 - Curiosity, depth and commitment to high quality research.
 - First-rate interpersonal skills.
 - Self-starter, proactive problem solver and strategic thinker.

The position is based in Washington, D.C.  InterMedia provides a 
friendly work environment and a generous benefits package and salary 
commensurate with experience. Please send your cover letter and resume 
to pmcenasia(a)intermedia.org or fax to 202-434-9560.
EOE/M/F/V/D

JOB- Bloggers for Thematic Blog, Neweurasia and TOL

Posted by: Leila Tanayeva <leila.tanayeva(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 7 May 2007


JOB- Bloggers for Thematic Blog, Neweurasia and TOL

TOL & neweurasia are seeking enthusiastic bloggers interested in 
writing and maintaining thematic blogs

We are currently seeking Central Asia based bloggers to write on 
current issues on their own separate blogs. The bloggers will strive 
to encourage discussions on their blogs and solicit voluntary 
guest-contributions from other individuals, also from within the 
neweurasia community.

This year TOL & neweurasia will support: 

One regional blog (possible topics include but are not limited to 
culture/arts, regional cooperation and security) 

One Kazakhstan blog (possible topics include but are not limited to 
oil and related issues, i.e. business, corruption, economy, development); 

One Tajikistan blog (possible topics include but are not limited to 
civil war reconciliation, development issues, etc.); 

One Kyrgyzstan blog (possible topics include but are not limited to 
trafficking, human rights, etc.).

Blogs can be written in Russian or English, or both. Knowledge of 
Russian is necessary, decent English and knowledge of the national 
language an advantage. The ideal candidates will be familiar with 
social media (blogs), interested in using multimedia and preferably 
located within the countries that they want to cover. 

Successful candidates are expected to write at least three posts a 
week (with an average length of about 300-500 words) and attract 
readers and commentators by promoting their blogs on the Internet and 
the mainstream media. He/she must have Internet access, be able to 
work independently in a young virtual team and communicate with the 
country blog coordinators and the Managing Editor. 

A monthly stipend of $150 (transferred in four quarterly installments) 
will be paid over 12 months. There will be technical support for the 
maintenance of the blog, and the best bloggers will be short-listed 
for an intership and a summer course on new media in Prague, Czech 
Republic, from 8 to 15 July, 2007. 

To apply, please send your CV and your letter of interest to info (a) 
neweuasia.net  with a subject line "Thematic blog (country name)". In 
your letter of interest, please indicate what topic you would like to 
cover and why. The deadline for the applications is 18 May 2007.

JOB- Bridge-Blogger, Kazakhstan Neweurasia, TOL

Posted by: Leila Tanayeva <leila.tanayeva(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 7 May 2007


JOB- Bridge-Blogger, Kazakhstan Neweurasia, TOL

TOL/neweurasia are seeking to hire a bridge-blogger for its Kazakhstan blog. 

The bridge-blogger will be part of neweurasia's international team 
scattered across Central Asia, Europe and the United States and help 
develop the project in its second year. 

Responsibilities: 

 - Write 3-4 posts a week on kazakhstan.neweurasia.net and 
   ru.kazakhstan.neweurasia.net, do translations and bi-weekly roundups 
   of the Kazakhstani blogosphere
 - Do outreach and training on blogging in Kazakhstan 
 - Promote neweurasia and liaise with media organizations, NGOs and 
   universities 
 - Podcasting
 - Supervise and support a team of volunteer bloggers 
 - Assist Managing Editor in identifying the best blogs for an award 
   and training, and in other tasks as assigned (e.g. accounting and
reporting). 

The ideal candidate will be a savvy Internet user/blogger interested 
in social media and preferably located in Kazakhstan. The candidate 
must have good Internet access and work 20 hours per week. The salary 
is $500 per month. The bridge blogger will be required to hold 
blogging seminars throughout Kazakhstan, for which some travel within 
the country will be necessary. These training events will be 
remunerated separately. A bridge-blogger will be provided with a 
laptop and a digital recorder for the duration of the project. 

Requirements:  

 - Good written and spoken Russian and English (Kazakh will be an advantage)
 - Knowledge of Kazakhstani current events and media situation
 - Familiarity with the use of online social media tools (blogging 
   platforms, aggregators, use of RSS feeds, and tagging) is preferable. 
   Interest is a must. 
 - Ability to work independently in an "online team" of colleagues 
   under minimum supervision 

The successful candidate will attend training on new media in Prague, 
Czech Republic from 8-15 July, 2007 and a conference in Bishkek (date 
to be confirmed). The position is for 11 months, the candidate should 
be able to start from June 1, 2007. 

To apply, please send your CV and a letter of interest to info (a) 
neweurasia.net with subject line "Kazakhstan Bridge-Blogger". The 

deadline for applications is May 17, 2007. 

Based in the Czech Republic, TOL (www.tol.org) is the leading Internet 
journal and newsmagazine on the 28 countries of Central and Eastern 
Europe, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union. 


neweurasia ( www.neweurasia.net)  is Central Asia's premier network of 
weblogs, coordinated and written by bright young individuals from 
Central Asia and the Caucasus together with their peers around the globe.

JOB- Academic Supervisor, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

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

Posted: 7 May 2007


JOB- Academic Supervisor, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Call For Applications

Academic Supervisor, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

The OSCE Academy is a public foundation designed to promote and 
enhance the principles and aims of the OSCE in Central Asia. It has 
the general goal to provide to the OSCE an academic partner 
institution qualified in education, training and research on 
comprehensive security matters in Central Asia. It has the intention 
to develop regional capacity in security-related professions and to 
create a co-operation network of national, regional and international 
scholars and professionals interested in Central Asia affairs

The OSCE Academy invites qualified candidates to apply for the 
following position:

Academic Supervisor
Assignment Date: 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008

Duties:
The Academic Supervisor co-ordinates with the Director of the OSCE 
Academy the MA Program in Political Science (Central Asia). He/she is 
responsible for the daily supervision of the Political Science 
(Central Asia) Master Program, manages the teaching process, 
coordinates the admissions process of the students. He/she has a 
teaching load equivalent to 15 working days per semester.

The post of the Academic Supervisor is expected to be full-time (40 
hours/per week) and therefore not compatible with other simultaneous 
positions. However, the option of part-time could be negotiated 
(minimum 30 hours). She/he is a citizen of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan.

Required Qualification:
The qualified candidate for the post of the Academic Assistant holds a 
MA/MSc or higher academic degree in political science, regional 
studies or a related field. She/he has a strong professional 
background in managing an academic program of international standards. 
She/he proves strong familiarity with research and teaching resource 
needs, and has own experience of scholarly research and publications. 
She/he knows the specifics of co-operating with national development 
agencies and international organizations that are engaged in 
comprehensive security building. She/he is fluent in Russian and English.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferably, the qualified candidate is experienced in working for and 
with the OSCE. She/he has preferably a working command of one or more 
Central Asian languages. She/he is well-informed on Central Asian 
affairs. She/he is familiar with the cultural and other specifics of 
the former Soviet region.

Salary and benefits: Open to negotiation.

Application Procedure
Application documents have to include: 

1. A covering letter of motivation;
2. A curriculum vitae (a copy in Russian and English);
3. Two current letters of recommendations indicating the complete 
name, title and contact information for each referee;
4. Graduate transcripts;

Deadline: The complete set of application documents should be received 
by 15 June 2007 to receive full consideration.

Application documents have to be sent to: 
The OSCE Academy
Pereulok Botanichesky 1A
720044 Bishkek 
KYRGYZSTAN

Or electronically to <t.epkenhans(a)osce-academy.net>. Please, indicate 
"Academic Supervisor" in the subject line.

JOB- Program Associate, Eurasia Education Programs Division, IREX

Posted by: Charity McGee <cmcgee(a)irex.org>
Posted: 1 May 2007


JOB- Program Associate, Eurasia Education Programs Division, IREX

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. 
Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of $50 million and a 
staff of over 400 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 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 in 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/ PA0507/KB (please include in subject line)
Via e-mail: resumes(a)irex.org,
Via FAX: (202) 628-8189
EOE.
No phone calls please.

JOB- Economist, Bearingpoint, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Yerbol Yahshilikov <yerboly(a)mail.ru>
Posted: 25 Apr 2007


JOB- Economist, Bearingpoint, Uzbekistan

Job Opening Announcement
Bearingpoint
Economic Policy Reform Project in Uzbekistan funded by USAID

The Position of Project Economist: under general supervision of the 
Chief of Party of the USAID Economic Policy Reform Project in 
Uzbekistan administered by BearingPoint, the Project Economist has 
primary responsibility to assist in the implementation of the 
Project's work program in Uzbekistan on a variety of economic policy 
issues.  The Project Economist plays a lead role in economic policy 
dialogue and economic research project management. 

Description Of Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Project 
Manager the Project Economist will: 
 - Support the Project in its research programs; 
 - Assist research teams to plan, research and draft analytical and 
   conceptual reports to provide economic and policy analysis of 
   important economic policy issues or recent developments of relevance 
   for linkages with other policy areas; 
 - Supervise and coordinate the work of project research team members, 
   assist in formulating and processing research projects for final 
   presentation to the general public; 
 - Assist the economic policy research teams in developing progressive 
   approaches to major economic policy issues; 
 - Analyze macroeconomic and structural policies for economic growth 

   and social development; 
 - Maintain expertise on assigned economic policy issues and topics; and
 - Be active participant in policy dialogue in Uzbekistan;

Selection Criteria
 - Three years of professional experience with economic policy issues 
   at the national level. Experience in a research institute or academia 
   is also acceptable, provided that the candidate has been exposed to 
   policy analysis; 
 - Experience in applied economic research and policy analysis with 
   published research papers (indicate titles of published papers in CV) ; 
 - Strong and proven capacity for economic and policy analysis. Actual 
   involvement and hands-on experience in policy analysis research and 
   strong theoretical and practical experience in policy analysis in
Uzbekistan. 
 - Ability to organize and conduct high quality original research 
   projects and synthesize complex information and issues, including 
   individual sectors, for discussion and, to a suitable standard, for 
   publication; 
 - Ability to do research and analysis independently on a wide variety 
   of economic, financial, country and sector topics and issues, to 
   articulate issues and recommend solutions;
 - Ability to analyze situations carefully and adopt effective course 
   of action; ability to work effectively under pressure; 
 - Up-to-date knowledge of micro- and macro-economic theory and 
   general methodologies of econometrical and statistical analysis. 
 - Demonstrate understanding of economic theory and functioning of 
   market economy including market failures and the role of government 
   regulations in addressing market failures. 
 - Demonstrate effectiveness in conducting policy dialogue on policy 
   issues and demonstrated ability to integrate micro and sector levels' 
   issues with the macroeconomic level framework; 
 - Strong interpersonal skills, analytical abilities and good oral and 
   very good written communication skills in English, Russian and Uzbek. 
 - Advanced degree in Business Administration, Public Policy and/or 
   Economics. A Western degree is an advantage (MA, MBA, MS, or PhD); and
 - Be a citizen of Uzbekistan.  

Application Submission:
Interested applicants are encouraged to e-mail their application to 
jobs(a)uzbearingpoint.com or fax to: 153-57-77. Due to large number of 
applications we will not be able to address personal telephone calls 
and/or respond to e-mail enquiries.

Application Deadline:
Applications must be submitted by 30 April 2007. 

Additional Information:
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for interview.  

JOB- American Chamber Of Commerce, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Christina Smith <director(a)amcham.kg>
Posted: 25 Apr 2007


JOB- American Chamber Of Commerce, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Position: Executive Director
Closing Date: May 4, 2007
Initial Salary: $1000 per month
Length Of Hire: Full-time, Permanent

The American Chamber of Commerce in the Kyrgyz Republic is seeking an 
individual for the position of Executive Director.

The person manages the relevant aspects of the organization's program 
and strategy development, including advocacy, fundraising, research 
and coalition-building as well as organizing support for appropriate 
policy changes, and maintaining publications.

Duties And Responsibilities

Design and develop goals and objectives. Identify appropriate metrics 
to measure advancement. Collaborate with Board Members to prepare both 
long term and a short term strategies for achieving goals and 
objectives.

Plan and implement business association activities to serve member 
interests. Facilitate increased U.S. investment in Kyrgyzstan, and 
foster creative U.S.-Kyrgyz commercial collaboration. Serve as an 
advocate for member companies.

Cultivate and maintain contacts with American Chambers of Commerce 
(AmChams) in other CIS countries, the Eurasia Business Platform 
initiative and AmCham headquarters in the U.S.  Work with Board of 
Directors and local staff to plan and execute a schedule of events to 
benefit members.

Build rapport and relationships with relevant Kyrgyz government 
officials so that they know the priorities of AmCham members companies 
and are acting to enact reforms and eliminate barriers.

Maintain and build membership base. Expand business sector 
representation. Contact US firms in neighboring CIS countries to 
ascertain their plans, if any, for the Kyrgyz market. Contact US firms 
that have made inquiries to the AmCham about establishing a presence 
in Kyrgyzstan, but have not yet done so.

Prepare annual and quarterly budgets as well as long term financial 
plans. Review local accounting reports and comply with local 
accounting requirements.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education: Undergraduate degree from western University (business, 
international trade, economics, marketing, or public policy, or 
related field is preferred).

2. Prior work experience: 5 years plus of professional experience, 
preferably in a western-oriented business, international trade 
business, and/or non-profit organization.

3. Language Proficiency: Fluency in both written and verbal English is 
required.  Knowledge of Russian is preferred.

4. Experiences: Private business experience and non-profit management. 
Solid understanding of how to operate a private business. Practical 
knowledge of the barriers that exist within the country including but 
not limited to local business practices, trade and investment 
policies, and operational issues. Experience with reporting to and 
managing Board interactions.

5. Skills: Strong analytical and writing skills, including grant 
writing and fundraising.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team to implement 
strategies and tactics in a  timely manner, and to maintain regular 
and frequent contact with the Board of Directors.

Effective interpersonal skills, proactive communication and team 
building skills; develop and maintain contacts and relationships; 
managing local staff and sub-contractors.

Ability to create and maintain solid networks with local, regional and 
international contacts in the private and public sectors.

Computer literacy and advanced knowledge of Microsoft suite of programs.

To Apply

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following 
materials: send an e-mail (with ED SEARCH in the subject line) with a 
cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae and 3 references 
(including phone and email contact information) to ATTN: Svetlana (in 
subject line).

director(a)amcham.kg
American Chamber of Commerce
Hyatt Hotel, Office 123
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Application Deadline is May 4, 2007. No Phone Calls, Please.

JOB- Project Manager, Central Asia, Internews

Posted by: Mariya Rasner <mrasner(a)internews.kz>
Posted: 12 Apr 2007


JOB - Project Manager, Central Asia, Internews Network 
Location: Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan
Full-time position
Local hiring

Internews Network is currently seeking a Project Manager to oversee 
its activities under the Central Asia NGO and Media Legal Framework 
Program. This includes compliance with funder reporting requirements 
and overseeing project activities across the Central Asia region. 
Specific duties and responsibilities include:

 - Liaise with funder and partner organization representatives 
 - Manage and coordinate project activities among Internews offices in 
   Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
 - Provide leadership and direction for the implementation of the 
   program; coordinate and manage staff media lawyers; ensure program 
   goals are met
 - Coordinate and work closely with partner media, organizations and 
   government representatives to meet program goals
 - Maintain a thorough knowledge of media legislation and advocacy 
   initiatives in Central Asia; 
 - Oversee and monitor sub grants to partner organizations
 - Oversee program monitoring and evaluation plan to ensure project 
   meets development objectives
 - Prepare narrative reports and provide regular briefings and reports 
   to donors and partners as required
 - Manage program budget and expenditures
 - Represent Internews at conferences and events
 - Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

 - 4+ years experience in international development, media, and/or 
   nonprofit fields
 - Strong leadership, staff management, team building, and 
   organizational skills
 - Experience in grants management
 - Budgeting and financial management skills
 - Strong computer skills
 - Outstanding communication and problem solving skills
 - Experience negotiating with government agencies and representatives
 - Relevant university degree
 - Excellent writing skills
 - Fluent English and Russian required, regional language skills preferred
 - Experience in media law/media preferred
 - Experience managing projects funded by US agencies 

To apply:

Interested qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and 
resume by April 23 to cv(a)internews.kz, placing "Project Manager, Media 
Law" in the subject line

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

Posted by: Michael Koburger <koburger.michael(a)arcor.de>
Posted: 4 Apr 2007


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

For an International EU-funded project which is implemented in several 
Central Asian countries a Russian-Speaking Law Student is needed.

I. Requirements

1. good knowledge of law
2. very good knowledge of Russian, English and German
3. good Internet access

II. We offer

1. very flexible working hours
2. interesting work

The research work can be done at home and transmitted electronically.

Applications (most recent CVs) in German and English language with the 
reference to this position are to be submitted to the e-mail address: 
Koburger.Michael(a)arcor.de

Applicants are strongly advised to match their qualifications against 
the post requirements before submitting applications. Please indicate 
"Internationales EU-Projekt' in the subject line of your message. 
Please also mention the minimal salary level expected in your application/CV.

Michael Koburger
email: Koburger.Michael(a)arcor.de
Tel. +49 69 13303297428

JOB- Kennan Institute Program Specialist, Washington, DC

Posted by: Markian Dobczansky <Markian.Dobczansky(a)wilsoncenter.org>
Posted: 3 Apr 2007


JOB- Kennan Institute Program Specialist, Washington, DC


The Kennan Institute announces a job opening for the position of 
Program Specialist. Applications will be accepted until April 16, 
2007. For more information and for instructions on how to apply, 
please visit www.wilsoncenter.org/employment

Program Specialist 
Kennan Institute (covering Russia and surrounding states) 
Announcement number: WC-07-12T 
OPENING DATE: April 1, 2007
CLOSING DATE: April 16, 2007
SERIES/GRADE: WW-0301-09 ($46,041 - $55,249 per year commensurate w/ 
experience)
LOCATION: Washington DC
WHO MAY APPLY: All qualified candidates may apply. 

DUTIES: This position works as the focal point for the financial and 
administrative needs of the Kennan Institute (KI) by assisting the KI 
Director with managing accounts, personnel and the day-to-day 
administrative operations, including financial aspects of two regional 
offices in Moscow and Kiev. To this end, the incumbent also supervises 
the administrative work of the Institute's program assistants. As the 
financial specialist, this position serves as the financial focal 
point for all Institute accounts and programs; assuming responsibility 
for assuring availability of funds; determining propriety of their 
use; ensuring federal appropriated monies received and its trust funds 
are properly allocated/obligated and accurately tracked/reconciled; 
and maintains all financial and endowment contribution records for the 
Institute. Processes appropriate purchase orders, invoices, travel 
authorizations and vouchers to assure timely and accurate payment to 
vendors and travelers. The incumbent summarizes budgetary data from a 
variety of sources for use in preparing budgetary estimates for future 
years' allocations; reports on spending trends; revises budget 
estimates to accommodate variations in cost and/or program changes. 
Accompanies Director to all meetings requiring financial and budgetary 
expertise. In addition, establishes appropriate payment schedules for 
all Institute scholars and ensures that scholars' stipend checks are 
issued. Assists with the preparation of appropriate documents to 
foreign fellows and their families to enable them to obtain exchange 
visitor's visas to enter the United States, and also to exit and 
re-enter the U.S. when necessary. Oversees the processing of paperwork 
for Institute activities (i.e., travel, logistics, and catering 
arrangements). Manages time & attendance procedures to ensure that 
funds are appropriately charged. Performs other related financial and 
administrative as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimally qualified candidates must have at least one 
year of specialized experience directly related to the duties of this 
position. In addition, minimally qualified applicants must meet the 
selective factors listed below.

SELECTIVE FACTORS (mandatory): 
 - Previous financial management experience to include experience    
   implementing financial accounting and funds control procedures.
 - Previous experience developing budgets using programs such as MS 
   Excel or budget software package.
 - Personal computer skills to include the ability to use spreadsheet 
   or financial management software to reconcile accounts, post 
   obligations, update budgets and generate reports for use by management 
   officials.
 - Ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS(desirable): 
 - Federal grant management experience to include knowledge of 
   relevant OMB circulars.
 - Experience working with international organizations on a variety of 
   financial and/or administrative matters.
 - Russian and/or Ukranian language facility.
 - Previous office management experience.
 - Working knowledge of scholar programs and relevant J-1 visa processing.

JOB- Executive Director of Educational Center "Bilim Central Asia", Almaty

Posted by: Zifa Auezova <bilimsearch(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 3 Apr 2007


JOB- Executive Director of Educational Center "Bilim Central Asia", Almaty


JOB: Executive Director of Educational Center "Bilim Central Asia"
Almaty, Deadline May 10, 2007

Educational Center "Bilim - Central Asia" in Almaty, Kazakhstan, seeks 
a candidate for the position of Executive Director. We welcome 
expressions of interest and resumes from individuals committed to 
educational reform in Central Asia.

Educational Development Center "Bilim - Central Asia" (Bilim) is a 
regional educational NGO for Central Asia, whose mission consists of 
promoting public awareness about international tendencies in 
educational development, and supporting effective participation of 
institutions, scholars, students, professors and teachers from Central 
Asia in global academic and educational development. Bilim's 
activities are supported by international and local organizations, 
such as Open Society Institute, Soros Foundations in Central Asia, 
UNESCO, US Department of State, USAID, Central European University, 
American University in Bulgaria, and international academic and 
business communities.

Bilim consists of three program departments: Central Asia Resource 
Center (CARC), Educational Advising Center (EAC), Educational Policy 
Analysis Center (EPAC), and general administrative office.

Bilim seeks an Executive Director to be based in Almaty to provide 
overall management to the Center, serving as the main point of contact 
and coordination among the relevant programs, and guiding their 
development into a coherent, cohesive entity serving educational reform.

The Executive Director will have the following responsibilities:

 - Design and direct the development of the Center's local and 
   regional strategy;
 - Actively promote linkages and ensure coordination among the program units;
 - Oversee the general management and operational aspects of the NGO, 
   including personnel supervision and training;
 - Effectively communicate the Center's program goals and strategies 
   to education partners in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, international 
   organizations, donors, and the Bilim Board of Trustees;
 - Play the lead role in fundraising for the Center and in negotiating 
   with and building on the work of other donors in order to achieve the 
   maximum leverage of existing support;
 - With input from the program staff, develop a management structure 
   for the Center including clear and transparent procedures for 
   day-to-day operations that will support the staff in their duties;
 - Ensure quality and timely implementation of Center's program 
   activities, including planning and reporting responsibilities 
   (financial and programmatic);
 - Assist in identification of international experts to support 
   activities of the Center;
 - Arrange and attend meetings of the Board of Trustees and assist 
   staff in preparing reports and presentations to the Board.

For this position Bilim seeks candidates with experience who are 
available to live in Almaty for a minimum of 3 years (through May 2010).

Qualifications include:
 - Advanced degree in social sciences, humanities and/or education. 
   Preference will be given to candidates with graduate training;
 - Two or more  years experience in managing international staff 
   and/or education programs;
 - Experience with fundraising and/or grant proposal writing;
 - General office management experience and skills;
 - Interest in developing capacities of staff in the region, using a 
   supportive approach and mentoring skills;
 - Effective communication with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds;
 - Cooperative planning and problem solving skills;
 - Interpersonal skills and maturity;
 - Experience in working with donor organizations and development agencies;
 - Ability to travel frequently, mostly within Central Asia;
 - Ability to design and deliver convincing presentations of 
   organizational priorities;
 - Excellent written and oral communication in English;
 - Basic level Russian language and/or one of the languages of Central Asia.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

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

Interested candidates are asked to supply a cover letter, resume, 
salary expectations or recent salary history, and writing sample (e.g. 
grant proposal, recent report on education issues) to 
bilimsearch(a)yahoo.com no later than May 10, 2007.

JOB- Media and Communication Officer, Swiss Cooperation Office, KG

Posted by: Aidakyeva Aida <aida.aidakyeva(a)sdc.net>
Posted: 23 Mar 2007


JOB- Media and Communication Officer, Swiss Cooperation Office, KG


Swiss Cooperation Office in the Kyrgyz Republic is looking to fill out 
a vacancy for the position of Media and Communication Officer

Who we are
Swiss Cooperation Office provides development assistance to the Kyrgyz 
Republic on behalf of the Swiss Government since 1993. Its activities 
include coordination of more than 20 Swiss funded projects (health, 
infrastructure, private sector, disaster prevention) in Kyrgyzstan and 
in Central Asia.  More information about us is available at www.swisscoop.kg

Main responsibilities
 - Actively collaborate with Kyrgyz journalists and organize coverage 
   of Swiss activities by the local media (press releases, articles, 
   interviews, field trips for journalists etc.)
 - Produce presentation materials (brochures, presentation folders, 
   calendars etc.)
 - Process public requests for information
 - Provide PR assistance to Swiss funded projects and ensure that 
   corporate identity is displayed accordingly
 - Develop joint communication activities with other donor organizations
 - Maintain and expand database of digital pictures
 - Maintain and develop web site

Main requirements 
 - University degree in Public Relations, Journalism or related field. 
   Master's degree preferred
 - At least three years of relevant experience, preferably with an 
   international organization
 - Kyrgyz citizenship
 - Excellent English and Russian, knowledge of Kyrgyz is an advantage
 - Proven ability to write clearly and accurately, strong editing skills
 - Experience in managing and updating web site content
 - Experience in producing printed presentation materials 
 - Proficiency in MS Office, experience with Adobe Photoshop, Power 
   Point and one of the main graphic design programs
 - Excellent communication skills and ability to work in an intercultural team

The successful candidate will be expected to start working no later 
than May 14th, 2007.

Interested candidates should submit their CV, cover letter and two 
recommendation letters before April 10th  5 p.m.  to the Swiss 
Cooperation Office in the Kyrgyz Republic (720040 Bishkek , 144 
Panfilova Str.) or email their application to bishkek(a)sdc.net

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview. The 
Swiss Cooperation Office will not respond to any questions regarding 
the selection process. 

JOB- Country Director, Tajikistan, Internews Network

Posted by: Inna Rotenberg <irotenberg(a)internews.org>
Posted: 15 Mar 2007


JOB- Country Director, Tajikistan, Internews Network

Internews Network
Country Director 
Location: Tajikistan 
Full-time position

Internews Network is currently seeking a Country Director to oversee 
all of our media development projects in the Tajikistan. This includes 
ensuring compliance with funder reporting requirements, overseeing the 
office based in Dushanbe, and developing new project ideas. Other 
duties and responsibilities include:

 - Liaising with funder representatives 
 - Management and development of multiple projects and staff; provide 
   leadership and direction for the implementation of the program, 
   ensuring program development goals are met 
 - Coordinate and work closely with partner media and organizations to 
   meet program goals 
 - Maintaining close contact with other Internews managers in the NIS 
 - Coordinate with Internews regional and global programs 
 - Maintaining a thorough knowledge of independent media outlets in 
   the region of responsibility 
 - Oversee and monitor sub grants to partner organizations 
 - Oversee program monitoring and evaluation plan to ensure project 
   meets development objectives 
 - Prepare proposals/reports/budgets and provide regular briefings and 
   reports to donors and partners as required 
 - Responsible for local staff development 
 - Manage program budget and expenditures 
 - Represent Internews at conferences and events 
 - Strategizing new directions for Internews to support independent media 
 - Ensuring that Internews is properly registered and is compliant 
   with local labor legislation and bookkeeping standards 
 - Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications
 - 4+ years experience in international development, media, and/or 
   nonprofit fields 
 - Strong leadership, staff management, team-building, and 
   organizational skills 
 - Experience in grants management 
 - Budgeting and financial management skills 
 - Strong computer skills 
 - Outstanding communication and problem solving skills 
 - Relevant university degree 
 - Excellent writing skills 
 - Fluent English and Russian required, regional language skills preferred  
 - Experience in media law and/or journalism and production preferred 
 - Experience working in developing countries, preferably in Central Asia 
 - Experience managing projects funded by US and/or European agencies 
   or international organizations 

To Apply
Interested qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and 
resume to careers at internews dot org (re-write in standard format), 
placing "CD, Tajikistan" in the subject line. Only candidates selected 
for interview will be contacted. EOE M/F/D/V

JOB- Employment Opportunity at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, JHU

Posted by: Central Asia  <caci2(a)jhu.edu>
Posted: 12 Mar 2007


JOB- Employment Opportunity at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, JHU


The Central Asia Caucasus Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS is seeking a 
responsible person to manage its downtown Washington office. 
Responsibilities include planning faculty/staff meeting, overseeing 
correspondence and files, coordinating conferences with up to 
200attendees, and supervising student assistants and independent 
contractors. Responsible for development and administration of the 
Institute's budgets, coordinates travel logistics for up to twenty 
individuals, maintains contacts with current and potential donors.  A 
BA degree is required, with an MA preferred. Fluency in Russian or 
Turkish languages, as well as experience in one of more of the 
countries if the Central Asia/Caucasus will be considered an asset. 
Competitive salary, superior medical benefit.  For immediate 
consideration, please apply to Req. #28084 at:  http://jobs.jhu.edu

JOB- Evaluator, World Vision, North Caucasus

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 8 Mar 2007


JOB- Evaluator, World Vision, North Caucasus


From ReliefWeb:

Organisation: World Vision (http://www.wvi.org) 
Organisation description:
Job Location: Russian Federation (Chechnya) 
Closing date: 13 Mar 2007 
Applications for this position should be sent to: Ana_Povrzenic(a)wvi.org
Job reference code: RW_6Z3GYL-41

Job Summary:

The evaluator will conduct a qualitative evaluation of ECHO funded 
Income Generation through Sheep Breeding for Vulnerable Households in 
Chechnya project. The scope of evaluation is outlined below and 
detailed ToR for the evaluation will be finalized with the selected consultant.

Project Summary:

Income Generation through Sheep Breeding for Vulnerable Households in 
Chechnya is a project funded by ECHO with the goal to assist 100 
vulnerable families from Urus Martan district in Chechnya to establish 
small sheep breeding businesses, that will provide the families with 
access to sustainable income and contribute to improving their livelihoods.

The Purpose of Evaluation:

The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the extent to which the 
planned objectives, outputs and activities have been accomplished, 
determine the impact that has been brought about by this project.

The evaluation process should also include an assessment of the 
efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation strategies adopted, 
identification of lessons learned and best practice approaches used to 
improve project performance.

Evaluation review should also assessed suitability of the project for 
an extension, identified existing and potential opportunities and 
constraints that were likely to affect such an extension.

Specific Objectives of Evaluation:

 - To review logical framework and assess achievement of indicators
 - To assess the impact of Income generation through Sheep Breeding 
   activities on income level of beneficiaries
 - To evaluate WV extension services
 - To evaluate the appropriateness of main project inputs and 
   suggestions for improvement, change

Required Outputs of Evaluation:

A final report that includes an executive summary, methodology used, 
main findings, list of achievements, key recommendations, best 
practices and lessons learned and other opportunities and potential 
constraints. Debriefing of WVRF Program Director and WVRF program team 
on the main findings and recommendations at the end of the evaluation. 
Debriefing of ECHO Moscow representative at the end of evaluation

Qualifications and key competencies:

Required

 - University Degree or equivalent
 - Technical expertise (previous experience in project assessment, 
   design, monitoring and evaluation
 - Fluency in written and spoken English
 - Ability and willingness to travel to and around Ingushetia and Chechnya
 - Computer literacy

Desired:

 - Technical experience in Income Generation activities
 - Previous working experience in the Caucasus
 - Knowledge of Russian

JOB- Kennan Institute Deputy Director

Posted by: Markian Dobczansky <Markian.Dobczansky(a)wilsoncenter.org>
Posted: 7 Mar 2007


JOB- Kennan Institute Deputy Director

The Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for 
Scholars in Washington, D.C. announces an anticipated vacancy for the 
position of Deputy Director. For more information and to apply, please 
visit the Wilson Center employment page at www.wilsoncenter.org/employment

**Anticipated Vacancy for August 2007**

Deputy Director 
Kennan Institute (covering Russia and surrounding states) 
Announcement number: WC-07-11T 

Opening Date: March 1, 2007
Closing Date : May 1, 2007
Series/Grade: WW-0301-12 ($66,767 - $86,801 commensurate with experience)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Who May Apply: All qualified candidates may apply. 

Duties: The Deputy Director works closely with the Director of the 
Kennan Institute (KI) and is instrumental in defining, implementing 
and managing the administrative, strategic, and programmatic goals for 
a non-partisan institution committed to improving American expertise 
and knowledge of issues affecting Russia and other successor states to 
the Soviet Union. Major duties include fund-raising activities such as 
working with representatives of funding agencies and drafting grant 
proposals; coordinating and/or managing the Institute's administrative 
and research-related activities; providing direction and/or the 
supervision of program staff to include counseling management and 
evaluation of performance; providing administrative direction and 
oversight of the KI offices in Moscow and Kyiv; developing and 
maintaining contacts with academic, governmental and NGO institutions 
in the Russian/CIS studies field; formulating content, planning and 
chairing public conferences, meetings and seminars; and working with 
the Director on the Institute's publication program. In addition, the 
incumbent will be responsible for conducting individual research 
suitable for publication. Performs other related duties as assigned. 
Please note that this position does require extensive travel. 

Qualifications: Minimally qualified candidates should possess a PhD in 
a related field of study and have at least 1 year of directly related 
administrative/management experience. 

Selective Factors (mandatory): 

1) Russian language fluency.
2) Ability to write and edit for publication. (Please include a list 
   of publications with your application.)
3) Personal computer skills to include the ability to use a variety of 
   standard office software. 
4) Ability to provide employee supervision, administrative direction 
   and evaluation. 

Quality Ranking Factors(desirable): 

1) Extensive knowledge of current academic, government, and private 
   organizations concerned with post-Soviet studies. 
2) Familiarity with fund-raising and/or grant program procedures to 
   include experience writing grant proposals.
3) Experience in administering academic fellowship and grant competitions.
4) Previous experience developing, coordinating and chairing scholarly 
   programs. 
5) Working knowledge of at least one other regional language.

JOB- International Consultant, UNDP, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Nilufarkhon Kamalova <Nilufarkhon.Kamalova(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 7 Mar 2007


JOB- International Consultant, UNDP, Uzbekistan

Vacancy Announcement # 44/2007

UNDP Office In Uzbekistan seeks multilingual, motivated candidates 
with appropriate experience for the post of an International 
Consultant (Policy Paper "Public-Private Partnership in Uzbekistan: 
strengthening the private sector role in providing social services") 
for the joint project of UNDP and the Government of the Republic of 
Uzbekistan "Business Forum of Uzbekistan".

Duty Stations: Tashkent, Uzbekistan / Desk work at home country 
Duration of Assignment: 12 working days (part-time)
Supervisor: Economist of BFU Project

Background
Improvement of rendering infrastructure and social services by 
involving private sector is an effective mechanism of optimising state 
influence in the national economy. One of such mechanisms is 
Public-Private Partnership (PPP). Effective PPP can improve investment 
climate in the country, stimulate investments in state infrastructure 
and social services sectors, introduce modern management tools, 
provide rational use of budgetary resources and enhance 
competitiveness of the services sectors by lowering costs and 
increasing services quality.

To support the Government of Uzbekistan in identifying a strategy of 
PPP development in Uzbekistan, UNDP together with the Chamber of 
Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan, launched project entitled 
"Business Forum of Uzbekistan" in 2006. One of the project's tasks is 
to develop a policy advice paper on public-private partnership in 
Uzbekistan that, inter alia, envisages private sector participation in 
social services projects.

In this context it is critically important to ensure proper guidance 
and support to separate, but interrelated teams of national experts, 
formed to work on the abovementioned policy advice paper, from 
experienced international consultant with strong and relevant background. 

Duties and responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the "Business Forum of Uzbekistan" 
National Consultant - economist and in close collaboration with 
relevant team of national experts International Consultant is expected 
to perform following duties and responsibilities:

1. Prepare a detailed plan for consultant's work specifying main 
   deliverables and due dates; coordinate such workplan with the national 
   expetrs' team;
2. Propose an outline of the policy paper "PPP in Uzbekistan: 
   strengthening the private sector role in providing social services";
3. Review and assess draft policy Paper "PPP in Uzbekistan: 
   strengthening the private sector role in providing social services" 
   prepared by the team of national experts;
4. Conduct consultations and discussions with national consultants, 
   experts and project stakeholders;
5. Prepare the Policy Paper chapter on international experience in PPP 
   and present country-specific and sector-specific recommendations on 
   PPP for Uzbekistan;
6. Prepare recommendations on development of institutional basis for 
   PPP development in Uzbekistan;
7. Prepare recommendations on legal foundations for PPP development in 
   Uzbekistan;
8. Prepare recommendations on possible approaches to developing PPP in 
   Uzbekistan;
9. Work with national consultants on the final version of the above 
   policy paper; and
10. Present the paper jointly with the rest of the project team at a 
   round-table held in Tashkent. 

Outcome of the Assignment
The final outcome of the assignment will be revised and approved 
Policy Paper "Public-Private Partnership in Uzbekistan: strengthening 
the private sector role in providing social services".

The timetable of activities for international consultant is as follows:

1, 2, 3, 5	Homework	March-April  (4 working days cumulative)
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10	On-site (Tashkent)	April 20 - 23 (4 working days)*
9 (if incomplete on-site)	Homework	April-July (4 working days cumulative)

 - Could be postponed till May 2007.

UNDP CO in Uzbekistan supporting activities:

UNDP CO and the project "Business Forum of Uzbekistan" will provide 
the following support to the international consultant during his/her 
on-site work in Uzbekistan:
 - Organization of meetings and discussions with government officials, 
   financial institutions representatives and NGOs relevant to private 
   sector development, privatization and natural monopoly  reforms as 
   well as financing PPP projects;
 - Provision of statistical and other relevant information and data as 
   requested by the international consultant;
 - Organization of round-tables and meetings with experts and other 
   consultants to discuss and present thoughts on further PPP development 
   in Uzbekistan; and
 - Provision of other support as required by the project scope of work 
   and requested by the international consultant.

Qualification / Requirements
 - Strong academic background in economics, business, public finance 
   or other relevant fields;
 - At least 10 years of relevant experience;
 - Extensive advisory experience in developing and transition 
   economies on the issues of PPP development;
 - Strong understanding of Uzbekistan's economic environment and specifics;
 - Good knowledge of international practices and world's best 
   experiences and trends in PPP projects implementation;
 - Experience in interacting with the senior policy makers will be an asset;
 - Computer proficiency, ability to use information and communication 
   technology as a tool and resource is an asset;
 - An ability and willingness to work quickly against tight deadlines;
 - Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills in Russian; and
 - Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills

Application Process:  The applicants should submit completed UN 
Personnel History Forms to the reception of the UNDP Office in 
Uzbekistan located at 4, T. Shevchenko St., 700029, Tashkent, in 
sealed envelopes with the indication of vacancy ID (44/2007). Blank UN 
Personal History Forms are available at the reception of the UNDP 
Office on the above address. The electronic version of a UN Personnel 
History Form can be downloaded from http://www.undp.uz  (Job 
Opportunities Section) and submitted via jobs.uz(a)undp.org with clear 
indication of the vacancy ID (44/2007) in the message subject line. 
The deadline for submission of application is COB March 19, 2007. 
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only 
short-listed candidates will be notified.  

JOB- Armenian, Azeri, and Georgian Interpreters and Translators

Posted by: Carol Wolter <WolterC2(a)state.gov>
Posted: 1 Mar 2007


JOB- Armenian, Azeri, and Georgian Interpreters and Translators

Armenian, Azeri, and Georgian Interpreters and Translators
 
The Office of Language Services of the U.S. Department of State 
provides interpreters (oral communication) and translators (written 
documents) to various federal government agencies which organize 
training programs and cultural exchanges for foreign officials and 
experts or hold international meetings. 
 
It is currently looking for Armenian (Eastern Armenian of Yerevan), 
Azeri, and Georgian freelance consecutive and simultaneous 
interpreters for sporadic work in the United States.  Applicants must 
speak fluent English and one of the aforesaid languages, be U.S. 
citizens or permanent residents (minimum 2-year residency), able to 
travel 3-4 weeks at a time, with a college degree and excellent 
knowledge of U.S. Government and current affairs.  Previous 
interpreting experience is not required
 
The Office of Language Services is also looking for translators from 
English into the aforesaid languages and from those languages into 
English. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold visas allowing them 
to work in the United States and have the ability to write well in the 
foreign language or English at an educated, native, level.  A college 
degree and several years of professional translating experience are 
required.  Knowledge of public and international affairs vocabulary in 
both languages is essential.  Working knowledge of MS Word and 
PowerPoint is also strongly recommended. 
 
Candidates interested in working as contractors for the Office of 
Language Services should send resume to Carol Wolter at 
WolterC2(a)state.gov or fax it (202) 261-8807, attention Carol Wolter.

JOB- Academic Leader in Sociology, Bilim-Central Asia

Posted by: Tatiana Yarkova <YarkovaT(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 28 Feb 2007


JOB- Academic Leader in Sociology, Bilim-Central Asia 

Academic Leader in Sociology, Bilim-Central Asia

The Education Development Center - "Bilim-Central Asia" in Almaty, 
Kazakhstan seeks a candidate for the position of Academic Leader in 
Sociology for its social science faculty and resource development 
unit, the Central Asian Resource Center.

The Mission of "Bilim-Central Asia" is the support and promotion of 
reforms aimed at the integration of Central Asian states in 
international educational community.  The NGO activities are aimed at 
administering international academic exchange programs, higher and 
secondary educational policy analyses, consultancy services, and 
developing social science faculty in Central Asia. The Mission of 
Central Asian Resource Center is to aid the development of a common 
innovative higher education space for social science faculty in 
Central Asia with a particular focus on the republics of the former 
Soviet Union.

Requirements
The academic leader will develop a number of activities, such as 
training workshops in innovative teaching and curriculum development; 
development of discipline specific summer schools, seminars and other 
academic events; the building of academic networks, newsletters and 
information gathering to assist access to information and ideas 
throughout the region, etc. Candidates will be Central Asian, who have 
a western graduate degree in Sociology; University-level teaching 
experience (Sociology courses), some academic research experience; 
some knowledge and understanding of new teaching and curriculum 
development methods; and have excellent command of English and Russian.

Job Specification
The Academic Leader will be responsible for the development and 
implementation of the strategic plan for the discipline area in the 
framework of a broader strategic plan of the Central Asian Resource Center.

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

 - Develop ideas and projects for the development of the discipline
 - Seek and provide access to information on new content, ideas, 
   books, or other relevant information connected with the discipline area
 - Share in the writing of a newsletter providing the above 
   information and ideas
 - Develop and maintain a network of professional associates 
   throughout Central Asia Develop and maintain a network of 
   faculties/departments in the relevant discipline throughout Central Asia
 - Develop and maintain a network of academic colleagues and 
   institutions in relevant places overseas
 - Develop and maintain materials appropriate for teaching and 
   curriculum design
 - Develop and deliver training workshops to Central Asian faculty in 
   discipline content, teaching methods and curriculum design
 - Provide information and support for research ideas and initiatives
 - Develop and maintain core course readers in the relevant discipline
 - Collect and disseminate relevant core curricula

The candidates are encouraged to apply electronically, quoting the job 
title on subject line and attaching a cover letter explaining their 
interest in the job and a CV with the list of referees to the email 
address yarkovat(a)ceu.hu by March 25, 2007.

JOB- Program Manager, Central Asian Resource Center

Posted by: Tatiana Yarkova <YarkovaT(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 20 Feb 2007


JOB- Program Manager, Central Asian Resource Center

Position announcement: 
Program Manager, Central Asian Resource Center, Bilim-Central Asia

The Education Development Center - "Bilim-Central Asia" in Almaty, 
Kazakhstan seeks a candidate for the position of Program Manager for 
its social science faculty and resource development unit, the Central 
Asian Resource Center.

The Education Development Center - "Bilim-Central Asia" is a 
non-profit organization consisting of three units: Educational 
Advising Center (EAC), Educational Policy Analyses Center (EPAC), and 
Central Asian Resource Center (CARC). The Mission of "Bilim-Central 
Asia" is the support and promotion of reforms aimed at the integration 
of Central Asian states in international educational community.  The 
NGO activities are aimed at administering international academic 
exchange programs, higher and secondary educational policy analyses, 
consultancy services, and developing social science faculty in Central 
Asia. The Mission of Central Asian Resource Center is to aid the 
development of a common innovative higher education space for social 
science faculty in Central Asia with a particular focus on the 
republics of the former Soviet Union.

Requirements 
Candidates will be Central Asian, will have at least an MA degree in 
Education, Policy Analysis, Sociology or another social science area, 
will have at least three years of managerial experience, preferably in 
higher education development area, some knowledge and understanding of 
issues of Central Asia higher education, and an excellent command of 
English and Russian. 

Job Specification
The program manager will work under the Executive Director of 
Bilim-Central Asia and will be responsible for the financial 
management, administrative supervision and conceptual oversight of the 
Central Asian Resource Center.

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

 - Perform overall day-to-day management of the Center
 - Write and negotiate the annual budget
 - Provide the necessary financial and activity reporting to the 
   Board, Executive Director, and the funders
 - Conduct regular internal evaluation of CARC activities
 - Develop CARC long-term Strategy (in collaboration with academic 
   leaders, once in three years)
 - Provide support to Academic Leaders in development and 
   implementation of the annual discipline strategies
 - Organize and edit contributions to Bilim newsletter and Bilim website
 - Develop and maintain communication links with the Universities in 
   the region and internationally
 - Develop, maintain and utilize for the benefit of the Center, 
   contacts with International Organizations involved in higher education 
   development in Central Asia
 - Fund-raise when possible for activities falling within the Center's 
   overall mission
 - Conduct applied research when relevant to better inform and support 
   Center's activities 

The candidates are encouraged to apply electronically, quoting the job 
title on subject line and attaching a cover letter explaining their 
interest in the job and a CV with the list of referees to the email 
address yarkovat(a)ceu.hu by March 5, 2007.

JOB- Position in IR and Central Asian Politics, CEU, Budapest

Posted by: Fiona Adamson <f.adamson(a)ucl.ac.uk>
Posted: 12 Feb 2007


JOB- Position in IR and Central Asian Politics, CEU, Budapest 

Assistant Professor In International Relations

The Department of International Relations and European Studies at 
Central European University in Budapest, Hungary invites applications 
for a full-time position in international relations at the rank of 
assistant professor. The candidate should be a specialist in IR/IPE 
with regional expertise in the greater European neighborhood, broadly 
defined.  Candidates with a background in Russian or Central Asian 
politics will receive particular consideration. The successful 
candidate should have a demonstrated potential for high-level research 
and publication, and a Ph.D. in international relations or political 
science by August 2007. Teaching responsibilities include three 
courses per year, plus supervision of MA theses and PhD dissertations. 
The initial contract is for four years, with a possible long-term 
renewal. The CEU encourages applications from women and minorities and 
does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity or 
sexual orientation.

The Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive 
university accredited in both the US and Hungary. The language of 
instruction is English, and there are no language or citizenship 
requirements for employment. Please visit the CEU website (www.ceu.hu) 
for more information about the university and department.

Direct applications to the Rector of CEU, c/o Judit Pallos, Human 
Resources Office, Central European University, H-1051 Budapest, Nador 
utca 9, Hungary (Fax: + 36 1 235-6135, e-mail: recruitment(a)ceu.hu). 
CONTACT: Bela Greskovits, Junior Faculty Search Committee, Department 
of IRES, Central European University, Nador utca 9, H-1051 Budapest, Hungary.

Please include a CV and research paper, and arrange for three letters 
of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Applications may be 
considered at any time, but for best consideration apply by March 1, 2007.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB- Deadline Extended, Five Senior Researchers, Uzbekistan Project, ZEF

Posted by: Sandra Staudenrausch <sstauden(a)uni-bonn.de>
Posted: 18 Jan 2007


JOB- Deadline Extended, Five Senior Researchers, Uzbekistan Project, ZEF

The Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, invites 
applications for five positions of 

SENIOR RESEARCHERS / WISS. MITARBEITER/INNEN
(Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L)

commencing March 1, 2007 or soonest thereafter for initially 1 year, 
with a perspective of extension to a total of four years, provided 
that funding is made available, the approval of which is pending. 

ZEF carries out trans-disciplinary research on economic, social and 
ecological aspects of sustainable development. The successful 
applicants are expected to work in the interdisciplinary research 
project "Economic and Ecological Restructuring of Land and Water Use 
in the Region Khorezm (Uzbekistan): A Pilot Project in Development 
Research". The following positions are open:

1. One economist with strong modeling background (GAMS or Multi-Agent 
Systems modeling) for the economic studies on farm models and farm 
economy in the project;

2. One natural scientist with strong modeling background in 
crop-land-water modeling;

3. One social scientist with a strong background in hydrology and 
irrigation management and strong interpersonal skills who will lead 
the partner-centered water management activities in the project; for 
details see: http://www.khorezm.uni-bonn.de/unterseite_news_vacancies.htm 

4. One social scientist that will act as "facilitator" for 
interdisciplinary research groups that will be actively implementing 
on-farm innovations in Uzbekistan, who researches this implementation 
process and supervises the social studies in the project; for details 
see: http://www.khorezm.uni-bonn.de/unterseite_news_vacancies.htm

5. One political scientist for studies of decision making regarding 
resource management (this position is offered for one year). for 
details see: http://www.khorezm.uni-bonn.de/unterseite_news_vacancies.htm

The work will consist of carrying out and supervising research on 
economic, ecological and social aspects of land and water management 
in the irrigated landscape of the project's case study region, Khorezm 
district in Uzbekistan; and supporting the development of policy 
recommendations in the strongly application-oriented third phase of 
the project.

ZEF is seeking qualified researchers to support this research program. 
The candidates should have a Ph.D. and are expected to be able to work 
in a highly interactive environment, develop the research proposals 
and carry out the empirical and model-related research work in the 
overall context of the project goals. Preferably the candidates will 
have proven research expertise and work experience in developing / 
transition countries. Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of 
Russian or Uzbek would be advantageous. The researchers will be based 
in the ZEF office in Bonn, Germany, but frequent travel to Uzbekistan 
is required. The project offers excellent logistic research support 
and comfortable housing facilities (guesthouse) in Urgench, Khorezm, 
Uzbekistan.

More information can be found at http://www.zef.de and 
http://www.uni-bonn.de/khorezm.

Interested researchers are invited to submit a cover letter, CV, list 
of publications, and indicate three referees. They should provide 
copies of up to 5 of their papers, and submit a description of their 
own research interests and how they will be integrated in the Khorezm 
project. Submit your application in one PDF file only (except for the 
publications) until February 15 2007 to Sandra Staudenrausch, Center 
for Development Research, Walter-Flex-Str. 3 - 53113 Bonn, Germany. 
E-mail: sandra.staudenrausch(a)uni-bonn.de.
 
Sandra Staudenrausch
Zentrum fuer Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF)
Center for Development Research
University of Bonn
Walter-Flex-Str. 3
D-53113 Bonn
 
E-mail: sandra.staudenrausch(a)uni-bonn.de
Tel.: 0049 228 73-1917
Fax: 0049 228 73-1889
Uzbekistan Project Homepage: http://www.uni-bonn.de/khorezm

JOB- Program Asst., Information Centers for Democracy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Suymonkul Kutbidinov <kutbidinovs(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 11 Jan 2007


JOB- Program Asst., Information Centers for Democracy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


Vacancy Announcement

Agency: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), 
   Kyrgyzstan

Position: Program Assistant, Information Centers for Democracy (ICD)

Duty Station: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Deadline: 26 January, 2007

Contact: suimon(a)elcat.kg 

Description:

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) has 
established a nationwide network of 17 Information Centers for 
Democracy (ICD or Center). The Centers seek to fulfill three primary goals: 
 - provide alternative independent sources of information; 
 - foster the development of a better - informed and engaged electorate; 
 - facilitate civic activism

The ICD program is one component of NDI-Kyrgyzstan's Civic Program.  
The ICD program assistant must work with all NDI-Kyrgyzstan staff to 
promote the mission and to implement the programs of NDI- Kyrgyzstan. 

Responsibilities:

The program assistant will assist the Civic Programs Manager and ICD 
Project Manager to implement the ICD project. Specific program 
assistant job duties include: 

 - planning, developing, implementing and evaluating ICD programs;
 - preparing and organizing handouts and other materials for ICD 
   meetings, conferences, round tables, board meeting, etc.; 
 - assisting in analysis, evaluation and preparation of ICD reports;
 - training and evaluating the performance of ICD staff on such skills 
   as advocacy, facilitation, research, community organizing etc.; 
 - drafting, evaluating and distributing ICD discussion club 
   protocols, modules, newsletters and other materials;
 - providing program and technical support to ICD regional staff;
 - collaborating and coordinating with other civic program staff on 
   civic programs. 
 - Other duties as assigned by ICD Project Manager and Civic Program Manager

Language Requirements:

Fluent in spoken and written Kyrgyz, Russian, and English.

He/she must be available to periodically travel throughout Kyrgyzstan 
to each of the ICDs.   

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to 
Suimonkul Kutbidinov by e.mail suimon(a)elcat.kg no later than COB 26 
January, 2006.

JOB- Senior Program Officer, UZ Torture Prevention Project, Central Asia

Posted by: Alexander Gupman <gupman(a)freedomhouse.org>
Posted: 11 Jan 2007


JOB- Senior Program Officer, UZ Torture Prevention Project, Central Asia


Senior Program Officer, Uzbekistan Torture Prevention Project - Central Asia

Freedom House is an independent non-governmental organization that 
supports the expansion of freedom in the world. Freedom House 
functions as a catalyst for freedom through its analysis, advocacy and action. 

Freedom House seeks a Senior Program Officer for its Torture 
Prevention Project to be based in Central Asia. Under the direction of 
the Project Director, the Senior Program Officer will be a key 
implementer of the Torture Prevention Project For Uzbekistan. This 
Project includes facilitation of anti-torture coalition building, 
supporting monitoring and documentation on incidents of torture, and 
advocacy by local activists, and training local activists on skills 
and tactics.  In addition, the Senior Program Officer will take the 
lead in public relations on Torture issues, oversee implementation of 
the project budget and daily financial management, supervise staff and 
develop and implement training activities. 

In addition to managing the Torture Project, the Senior Program 
Officer will provide back up and support to the Project Director in 
all areas of program management, operations and administration for the 
program, as directed. The appropriate candidate must have experience 
with development assistance programming and specific human rights 
experience related to anti-torture initiatives.  Applicants should 
have at least 5 years experience managing programs funded by USAID and 
private foundations. Ability to read, write and speak English fluently 
required. Masters or Law degree required. Experience in Central Asia a plus.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary history to:
Jeffrey Mosser, 
Human Resources Director
Email: humanresources(a)freedomhouse.org
Fax: (202) 822-3893 

EOE, M/F/D/V 

JOB- Deadline Extended, Academic Leader in Sociology, Bilim-Central Asia

Posted by: Tatiana Yarkova <YarkovaT(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 10 Jan 2007


JOB- Deadline Extended, Academic Leader in Sociology, Bilim-Central Asia


Deadline Extension: Academic Leader in Sociology, Bilim-Central Asia

The Education Development Center - "Bilim-Central Asia" in Almaty, 
Kazakhstan seeks a candidate for the position of Academic Leader in 
Sociology for its social science faculty and resource development 
unit, the Central Asian Resource Center.

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

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

Job Specification
The Academic Leader will be responsible for the development and 
implementation of the strategic plan for the discipline area in the 
framework of a broader strategic plan of the Central Asian Resource Center.

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

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

The candidates are encouraged to apply electronically, quoting the job 
title on subject line and attaching a cover letter explaining their 
interest in the job and a CV with the list of referees to the email 
address yarkovat(a)ceu.hu by February 5, 2007.

JOB- Five Senior Researchers, Uzbekistan Project, ZEF

Posted by: Sandra Staudenrausch <sstauden(a)uni-bonn.de>
Posted: 10 Jan 2007


JOB- Five Senior Researchers, Uzbekistan Project, ZEF


The Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, invites 
applications for five positions of SENIOR RESEARCHERS / WISS. 
MITARBEITER/INNEN (Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L) commencing March 1, 2007 or 
soonest thereafter for initially 1 year, with a perspective of 
extension to a total of four years, provided that funding is made 
available, the approval of which is pending. ZEF carries out 
trans-disciplinary research on economic, social and ecological aspects 
of sustainable development. The successful applicants are expected to 
work in the interdisciplinary research project "Economic and 
Ecological Restructuring of Land and Water Use in the Region Khorezm 
(Uzbekistan): A Pilot Project in Development Research". The following 
positions are open:

1. One economist with strong modeling background (GAMS or Multi-Agent 
   Systems modeling) for the economic studies on farm models and farm 
   economy in the project;
2. One natural scientist with strong modeling background in 
   crop-land-water modeling;
3. One social scientist with a strong background in hydrology and 
   irrigation management and strong interpersonal skills who will lead 
   the partner-centered water management activities in the project;
4. One social scientist that will act as "facilitator" for 
   interdisciplinary research groups that will be actively implementing 
   on-farm innovations in Uzbekistan, who researches this implementation 
   process and supervises the social studies in the project;
5. One political scientist for studies of decision making regarding 
   resource management (this position is offered for one year).

The work will consist of carrying out and supervising research on 
economic, ecological and social aspects of land and water management 
in the irrigated landscape of the project's case study region, Khorezm 
district in Uzbekistan; and supporting the development of policy 
recommendations in the strongly application-oriented third phase of 
the project.

ZEF is seeking qualified researchers to support this research program. 
The candidates should have a Ph.D. and are expected to be able to work 
in a highly interactive environment, develop the research proposals 
and carry out the empirical and model-related research work in the 
overall context of the project goals. Preferably the candidates will 
have proven research expertise and work experience in developing / 
transition countries. Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of 
Russian or Uzbek would be advantageous. The researchers will be based 
in the ZEF office in Bonn, Germany, but frequent travel to Uzbekistan 
is required. The project offers excellent logistic research support 
and comfortable housing facilities (guesthouse) in Urgench, Khorezm, 
Uzbekistan.

More information can be found at http://www.zef.de and 
http://www.uni-bonn.de/khorezm.

Interested researchers are invited to submit a cover letter, CV, list 
of publications, and indicate three referees. They should provide 
copies of up to 5 of their papers, and submit a description of their 
own research interests and how they will be integrated in the Khorezm 
project. Submit your application in one PDF file only (except for the 
publications) until January 30 2007 to 

Sandra Staudenrausch, Center for Development Research, 
Walter-Flex-Str. 3 - 53113 Bonn, Germany. 
E-mail: sandra.staudenrausch(a)uni-bonn.de.

JOB- Project Manager, Nonproliferation Programs, CRDF

Posted by: CRDF Vacancy <crdf_vacancy(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 2 Jan 2007


JOB- Project Manager, Nonproliferation Programs, CRDF


Project Manager - Nonproliferation Programs

The U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) is a 
nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress and established 
in 1995 by the National Science Foundation. This unique public-private 
partnership promotes international scientific and technical 
collaboration, primarily between the United States and Eurasia, 
through grants, technical resources, and training. More information 
can be found on www.crdf.org 

The Project Manager manages an assigned portfolio of U.S. government 
funded research projects to ensure that projects are implemented in a 
manner consistent with CRDF and funding agency program goals.  For 
each project in the portfolio, the Project Manager serves as the main 
point of contact between the funding agency, the prime contractor, 
CRDF administration, the Former Soviet Union (FSU) project manager and 
the US-based collaborators and manages all aspects of project 
development, implementation and oversight. 

The Project Manager may also assist the Program Manager with special 
projects as assigned, including but not limited to budgeting, 
assisting with estimates and invoices, regular and ad-hoc reporting 
and analysis of programmatic issues for the client.  

Responsibilities:
 - Develops and implements project work plan
 - Plans and monitors project budgets and schedules
 - Prepares weekly written reports for U.S.-based Program Manager and 
   prime contractor on project status and activities, quarterly project 
   update reports, and papers on various project-related issues
 - Works collaboratively with institute scientists and prime 
   contractor in-country team
 - Organizes training and travel for grantees, scientific 
   collaborators, and consultants
 - Represents CRDF in meetings with corporate clients and U.S. 
   government agencies
 - Attends external seminars, conferences, and workshops
 - Travels within FSU countries for institutional site visits and to 
   U.S. for training and special events 

Qualifications:
 - Uzbek citizenship and residency in Tashkent required
 - Bachelor's degree from U.S. university; advanced degree preferred
 - Experience studying or working in U.S. preferred
 - Five years of work experience, including at least two years of 
   experience in project or grant management 
 - Previous experience with U.S. non-profit sector and/or 
   U.S.-government funded programs preferred
 - Solid writing and public speaking skills 
 - Excellent interpersonal skills 
 - Excellent organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines 
 - Experience with budgeting and financial management tasks 
 - Excellent command of English, both written and spoken

To apply, send cover letter and resume via e-mail to: CRDF_vacancy(a)yahoo.com.

Submission deadline: January 22, 2007.

JOB- Journalism Faculty Position, Michigan State University

Posted by: Eric Freedman <freedma5(a)msu.edu>
Posted: 13 Dec 2006


JOB- Journalism Faculty Position, Michigan State University


Journalism
Full/Associate/Assistant Professor, Commensurate With Experience 

Tenure System, 9-month basis, 100% time 

Duties: The School of Journalism seeks an outstanding colleague with 
expertise in research about the media in Muslim countries of Southeast 
Asia and/or South Asia, with a preference for Southeast Asia. The 
candidate will: produce significant research and scholarly 
publications on the media and press systems of the region; collaborate 
with scholars in the region, within the College of Communication Arts 
and Sciences and other MSU academic units, and in other U.S. and 
non-U.S. institutions; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate 
courses related to international journalism and press systems and 
practices in Southeast Asia and/or South Asia, as well as other 
courses within the school's curriculum; and provide outreach/training 
for professionals and educators in the region and for U.S. journalists 
covering the region. The applicant is expected to actively take part 
in grant-supported research and actively participate as a core faculty 
member in MSU's Asian Studies Center and Muslim Studies Program. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent required. Record of 
interdisciplinary research and teaching interests in press and media 
systems and practices in Muslim countries of Southeast Asia and/or 
South Asia required, with Southeast Asia preferred. Fluency in at 
least one language of the region required. Familiarity and/or 
experience with media and communications industries in the region required. 

Applications
Review of applications will begin Jan. 30, 2007. Position to begin 
Aug. 16, 2007. Mail application letter; CV, transcript of highest 
degree, copies of published research including research on Southeast 
Asia or South Asia press and media, and three letters of 
recommendation to Eric Freedman, Search Committee Chair, School of 
Journalism, 305 Communication Arts Bldg., Michigan State University, 
East Lansing MI 48824 USA.

JOB- Academic Leader in Sociology, Central Asian Resource Center, Almaty

Posted by: Tatyana Yarkova <tyarkova(a)bilim.kz>
Posted: 11 Dec 2006


JOB- Academic Leader in Sociology, Central Asian Resource Center, Almaty


The Education Development Center - "Bilim-Central Asia" in Almaty, 
Kazakhstan seeks a candidate for the position of Academic Leader in 
Sociology for its social science faculty and resource development 
unit, the Central Asian Resource Center.

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

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

Job Specification

The Academic Leader will be responsible for the development and 
implementation of the strategic plan for the discipline area in the 
framework of a broader strategic plan of the Central Asian Resource Center.

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

The candidates are encouraged to apply electronically, quoting the job 
title on subject line and attaching a cover letter explaining their 
interest in the job and a CV with the list of referees to the email 
address tyarkova(a)bilim.kz by December 22, 2005.

JOB- Regional Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, World Vision International

Posted by: Mary Ellen Chatwin <Mary_Ellen_Chatwin(a)wvi.org>
Posted: 7 Dec 2006


JOB- Regional Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, World Vision International


Job Description

Regional Anti-Trafficking Coordinator
Middle East and Eastern Europe Region (MEER)
World Vision International

World Vision International (WVI) is seeking a dynamic person to serve 
as the Regional Anti-Trafficking Coordinator for the Middle East and 
Eastern European Region (MEER).  This person will develop strategies, 
coordinate regional communications and outreach, and assist with 
project design and implementation to combat human trafficking, 
particularly of women and children in MEER. This is a one-year 
position with a possibility for extension.   Participating WVI offices 
include Georgia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania, Switzerland, 
and Cyprus, with additional MEER offices joining.  

The Regional Anti-Trafficking Coordinator will report to the Regional 
Advocacy Director to meet the following objectives:
1. Assist development of regional and national trafficking policy, 
   advocacy and programs 
2. Strengthen National Office capacities to advocate against human trafficking
3. Help National Offices create governmental partnerships pursuant to 
   National Action Plans and other governmental anti-trafficking strategies 
4. Coordinate National Offices for a regional strategy to address 
   cross-border trafficking 
5. Form relationships with key regional anti-trafficking experts and coalitions
6. Help National Offices identify funding for program responses
7. Coordinate among MEER offices and members of the regional 
   Anti-Trafficking Action Committee (ATAC), including facilitating
that network

Background and Qualifications:
 - Experience in human trafficking initiatives or related fields
 - Solid background in advocacy and media campaigns 
 - Experience in the MEER region 
 - At least 3 years experience in related development programs or 
   advocacy initiatives
 - Experience in training and planning workshops
 - University-level degree or equivalent experience in international 
   development, advocacy, social sciences or related field

Requirements:
 - Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken); knowledge of 
   Russian and other Eastern European languages a bonus
 - Comfortable working across a wide range of ethnic and religious 
   minorities, local communities, national offices, government officials, 
   and international organizations
 - Functional computer skills
 - Able to travel up to 30% of the time

Start Date:  As soon as possible

Closing Date:  Open until appropriate candidate is found

Location:  To be determined but possibly Tbilisi, Georgia
 

JOB- Chief of Party position in Kazakhstan

Posted by: Jeni Cobb <jenisan77(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 7 Dec 2006


JOB- Chief of Party position in Kazakhstan
 
 
Position Announcement
Chief of Party &#8211;Kazakhstan
 
Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of 
Chief of Party for a Policy Dialogue Program in Kazakhstan. 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 candidates should apply immediately by submitting a cover 
letter and resume to: cmartin(a)winrock.org
 
Position Description
 
Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Position Title: Chief of Party, Kazakhstan Policy Dialogue Program
Reports To: Group Vice President, Empowerment & Civic Engagement

Position Summary:
 
The Chief of Party will manage all aspects of activities that work to 
accomplish the following goals: 1) increase public access to 
information by supporting innovations promoting civic debate; 2) 
increase interaction between public institutions and civil 
society/non-governmental actors on democratic governance (reform) 
issues; and 3) prepare civil society to articulate and advocate 
positions effectively on key democratic governance policy issues. The 
anticipated topics of this dialogue, based on government priorities 
and concurrence by USAID, include four areas of reform: local 
self-governance and local elections of akims; election law reform; 
expansion of parliamentary powers; and judicial reform.
 
This is a $5 million, 3-year USAID-funded project and is contingent 
upon receipt of project funding.
 
Major Responsibilities:
 - Manage Kazakhstan Policy Dialogue Program, including developing and 
   overseeing program&#8217;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 democratic reform. 
 -Provide technical assistance, support and information to partner 
   CSOs, local government entities and other institutions on increasing 
   access to information, dialogue between government and civil society, 
   public awareness and advocacy 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/CAR Mission and 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, regional studies, or other related fields.
 
Management
Experience:     
 - Experience managing democracy and governance programs, particularly 
   with an emphasis on civil society advocacy and/or constitutional or 
   judicial reform.
 - Experience successfully engaging government and civil society to work 
   together to solve complex policy issues.
 - 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 five years overseas living or 
   equivalent travel experience in Kazakhstan or other Central Asian countries.
 - 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)

JOB- Teaching Positions, American University of Central Asia, Fall 2007

Posted by: Nikolay Biarslanov <nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 6 Dec 2006


JOB- Teaching Positions, American University of Central Asia, Fall 2007


The American University - Central Asia (AUCA) is looking to fill 
several Teaching positions in the Business Administration Department, 
Cultural Anthropology and Archeology Department, European Studies 
Department, International and Comparative Politics Department, 
Journalism Department, Law Department, Sociology Department and 
Economics Department in the Fall 2007 semester.

Located in the heart of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital, AUCA is an 
excellent institution and location for an academic career. For 
applicants interested in Central Asia, Modern Islam, 
Post-Soviet/Communist Transition, Democratization, and many other 
areas, AUCA is a unique base from which to explore this largely 
unexplored, academically little-known region.  AUCA is a small 
progressive independent institution, established in 1997 by a 
tri-partite agreement between the governments of Kyrgyzstan and USA, 
and the Open Society Institute. It has been the leader in higher 
Education innovation in the Central Asian region, and has earned a 
wide Regional recognition for excellence, freedom and Western-style 
liberal arts approach.  Students from all of Central Asia as well as 
from many other parts of the world constitute the strongly 
international community of the university. 

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

1. The Business Administration Department is looking to fill 2 
teaching positions and position of Co-chair of the Department, to 
start in Fall 2007. The applicants should meet the following qualifications:
POSITION 1
Education: Academic degree MA or PhD in Management/Business Studies in 
a western university
Teaching experience: at least 3 years at a university.
English language  / computer skills: Excellent command.
Teaching language - English.
Courses to be taught:
 - Team Leadership for undergraduate level as required course
 - Managerial Skills for undergraduate level as an elective
 - Day time classes

Send CV and three Letters of Reference (scanned copies are acceptable) 
and any questions about the position to Olga Galimova at: 
galimova_o(a)mail.auvca.kg and to Nikolay Biarslanov at: nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg
Deadline for applications is January 20, 2007.

POSITION 2
Education: Academic degree MA or PhD in Management/Business Studies in 
a western university
Teaching experience: at least 3 years at a university.
English language  / computer skills: Excellent command.
Teaching language - English.
Course to be taught:
 - Management and Organization for graduate level as required course
 - Business and Professional Communication for graduate level as 
   required course
 - Late afternoon classes

Send CV and three Letters of Reference (scanned copies are acceptable) 
and any questions about the position to Olga Galimova at: 
galimova_o(a)mail.auvca.kg and to Nikolay Biarslanov at: nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg
Deadline for applications is January 20, 2007.

2. The Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology Department is looking to 
fill one teaching position, to start in Fall 2007. The applicants 
should meet the following qualifications:
Education: PhD in Anthropology from the Western university.
Teaching experience: at least 3 years at the university.
English language / computer skills: Excellent command.
Teaching language - English.
Courses to be taught and the other sorts of teaching load:
 - Applied Anthropology  (300, 400 level)
 - Visual Anthropology (200, 300 level)
 - Intro to Physical Anthropology (100 level)
 - Contemporary Anthropological Thought (400 level)

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

Send CV and three Letters of Reference (scanned copies are acceptable) 
and any questions about the position to Aigerim Dyikanbaeva at: 
dyikanbaeva_a(a)mail.auca.kg and to Nikolay Biarslanov at: nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg
Deadline for applications is January 20, 2007.

3. The Economics Department is looking to fill one teaching position, 
to start in Fall 2007.  The applicants should meet the following 
qualifications.
Education: MA/PhD in Economics from the American  university.
Teaching experience: at least 3 years at the university.
English language  / computer skills: Excellent command.
Teaching language - English.
Courses to be taught and the other sorts of teaching load:
 - Introduction to Macroeconomics,
 - Intermediate Macroeconomics.

Administrative skills are desirable for potential leadership position.
Recommended commitment to the position - at least two years.
Send CV and three Letters of Reference (scanned copies are acceptable) 
and any questions about the position to: econ(a)mail.auca.kg and to 
Nikolay Biarslanov at: nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg
Deadline for applications is January 20, 2007.

4. The European Studies Department is looking to fill the position of 
a co-chair, to start in Fall 2007.  The applicants should meet the 
following qualifications:
Academic degree: PhD in European Studies
Teaching language: English is required, German or French is preferable
Courses to be taught:
 - International Economics
 - Multicultural societies: religious and social conflicts in Europe
 - Experience as a program chair or teaching at a university at least 3 years;
 - Excellent communication skills
 - Excellent analytical and leadership skills;
 - Recommended Commitment to the position: two years

Send CV and three Letters of Reference (scanned copies are acceptable) 
and any questions about the position to Chynara S. Ryskulova at 
chynara(a)mail.auca.kg and to Nikolay Biarslanov at: nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg
Deadline for applications is January 20, 2007.

5. The Law Department is looking to fill one teaching position, to 
start in Fall 2007. The applicants should meet the following qualifications:
Education: JD/LLM from the American university.
Teaching experience: from 3 to 5 years at the university and teaching 
legal subjects or at least 5 years or experience as a practical lawyer 
in the different field of national or international Law.
English language  / computer skills: Excellent command.
Teaching language - English.
Courses to be taught and the other sorts of teaching load:
 - Intro to the American Legal System
 - Legal Skills
 - Alternative Dispute Resolution
 - Legal Ethics
 - Legal Research Methods
 - International Business Transactions
 - Thesis paper supervision.

Expectations for a visiting Scholar:
 - Tutorials
 - Student advising
 - Faculty Training
 - Curriculum Development
Administrative skills are desirable for potential leadership position.
Recommended commitment to the position - at least two years.

Send CV and three Letters of Reference (scanned copies are acceptable) 
and any questions about the position to Elida Nogoibaeva at: 
nogoibaeva_e(a)mail.auca.kg and to Nikolay Biarslanov at: nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg
Deadline for applications is January 20, 2007.

6. The International and Comparative Politics Department is looking to 
fill 2 (two) teaching positions, to start in Fall 2007. The applicants 
should meet the following qualifications:
Education: preferably PhD or Ph.D. Candidate (Master's degree in 
exceptional cases) in Political Science/International Relations from 
the Western universities.
Teaching Experience: at least 3 years at the university.
English language / computer skills: Excellent command.
Teaching language: English.
Administrative skills are desirable for potential leadership position.
Recommended commitment to the position - at least two years.

The department of International and Comparative Politics is one of the 
leading degree-granting (BA, - A with Honors) programs of AUCA. ICP 
has graduated seven classes and can boast very remarkable achievements 
of its graduates, many of whom have gone further to excellent graduate 
programs worldwide. Its traditionally international faculty has been 
able to maintain a consistently rigorous, almost completely 
English-language program in politics, training students to free and 
critical thinking, analytical skills, and informed, open-minded civic 
responsibility. Applicants combining in their specialization any of 
the following areas will be especially desirable:
 - Political Theory (Classical, Enlightenment, Western and Non-Western 
   Political Theory,
 - Political Philosophy, Political Culture, Political Sociology, 
   Political Psychology)
 - Political Methodology (Research Method, Method for Political 
   Research, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for       Political Science) 
 - Political Economy (Introduction to Political Economy, International 
   Political Economy)
 - Public Policy (Public Policy Analysis, Decentralization, 
   Environmental Policies, Educational Policies, Clean/Sustainable Development)
 - Comparative Politics (Central Asia, Modern Islam, Ethnicity, 
   Identity, Nationalism, Post-Soviet/Communist Transition, South Asia, 
   Democratization)

Undergraduate college teaching experience prior to starting the 
assignment with the department is highly desirable. Anyone who holds 
an advanced academic degree (preferably higher than Master's degree), 
is an ambitious academic, takes teaching seriously, wants to be part 

of a developing community, and can commit to work with us for at least 
two years (preferably longer), are welcome to apply. The salary will 
be locally not internationally competitive, but by all means one that 
can lead to a fulfilling human experience, productive research and 
academic career growth.

Send a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy (not more than 1000 
words), a sample syllabus, three Letters of Reference (scanned copies 
are acceptable) and any questions about the position to Yasar Sari, 
Head of Department, at: sari_y(a)mail.auca.kg and to Nikolay Biarslanov 
at: nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg
Deadline for applications is January 20, 2007.

7. The Journalism Department is looking to fill 2 (two) teaching 
positions, to start in Fall 2007. The applicants should meet the 
following qualifications:
Education: MA/PhD in Jornalism/Mass communication from the American university.
Teaching experience: at least 3 years at the university or the work in 
Mass Media.
English language / computer skills: Excellent command.
Teaching language - English.
Courses to be taught and the other sorts of teaching load:
 - Introduction courses (Mass Communication, PR, Newspaper)
 - Mass Communication Theory,
 - Mass Media Research,
 - Honors Thesis Seminar
 - Thesis paper supervision.

Recommended commitment to the position - at least two years.
Send CV and three Letters of Reference (scanned copies are acceptable) 
and any questions about the position to Radik Zulhitjinov at: 
zulhitjinov_r(a)mail.auca.kg and to Nikolay Biarslanov at: nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg
Deadline for applications is January 20, 2007.

8. The Psychology Department is looking to fill one teaching position, 
to start in Fall 2007. The applicants should meet the following qualifications:
Education: Ph.D. in Psychology.
Field: Organizational/Industrial Psychology, Clinical/Counseling 
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, 
Quantitative Methodology in Psychology.
Teaching experience: at least 3 years at university.
English language/computer skills: Excellent command.
Teaching language - English.
Courses to be taught:
 - Introduction to Organizational/Industrial Psychology
 - Introduction to Personnel Psychology in Business and Industry
 - Managerial Psychology
 - Social and Organizational Decision Making (team-teaching)
 - Advanced topics in Abnormal Psychology
 - Introduction to Counseling
 - Developmental Psychology(team-teaching)
 - Cognitive Psychology (team-teaching)
 - Quantitative Methodology in Behavioral Science.

Other kinds of teaching load: Senior Thesis supervising; Internships 
supervising
Other desirable skills: Curriculum and syllabi development skills;
Organization and facilitation of workshops.
Recommended Commitment to the Position - at least 1 year

Send CV and three Letters of Reference (scanned copies are acceptable) 
and any questions about the position to Mahinur Mamatova at: 
kim_el(a)mail.auca.kg and to Nikolay Biarslanov at: nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg
Deadline for applications is January 20, 2007.

9. The Sociology Department is looking to fill one teaching position, 
to start in Fall 2007. The applicants should meet the following qualifications:
Education: PhD or PhD candidate in Sociology.
Teaching experience: at least two years of teaching experience in English.
The ideal candidate will be able to offer undergraduate courses 
commensurate with the social theory and research methods, and to offer 
advanced undergraduate courses in his or her area of special interest. 
Responsibilities will include teaching, advising and mentoring 
students, and participating in department and university service activities.

Send CV and three Letters of Reference (scanned copies are acceptable) 
and any questions about the position to Mehrigiul Ablezova at 
ablezovam(a)mail.auca.kg and to Nikolay Biarslanov at: nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg
Deadline for applications is January 20, 2007.

JOB- Teaching Positions in International and Comparative Politics, AUCA

Posted by: Yasar Sari <ysari(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 29 Nov 2006


JOB- Teaaching Positions in International and Comparative Politics, AUCA

The International and Comparative Politics Department is looking to 
fill teaching positions, to start in Fall 2007.  The applicants should 
meet the following qualifications.

 - Education: preferably Ph.D. or Ph.D. Candidate (Master's degree in 
   exceptional cases) in Political Science/International Relations from 
   the Western universities.
 - Teaching Experience: at least 3 years at the university.
 - English language / computer skills: Excellent command.
 - Teaching language: English.
 - Administrative skills desirable for potential leadership position.

Recommended commitment to the position - at least two years.

The American University - Central Asia is looking to fill two teaching 
positions in the department of International and Comparative Politics 
in the Fall 2007 semester. Located in the heart of Bishkek, 
Kyrgyzstan's capital, AUCA is an excellent institution and location 
for an academic career. For applicants interested in Political Theory, 
Political Methodology, Political Economy, Public Policy, Central Asia, 
Modern Islam, Identity, Nationalism, Post-Soviet/Communist Transition, 
South Asia, Democratization, and many other areas, AUCA is a unique 
base from which to explore this largely unexplored, academically 
little-known region.

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

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

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

 - Political Theory (Classical, Enlightenment, Western and Non-Western 
   Political Theory,  Political Philosophy, Political Culture, Political 
   Sociology, Political Psychology)
 - Political Methodology (Research Method, Method for Political 
   Research, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for Political Science) 
 - Political Economy (Introduction to Political Economy, International 
   Political Economy) 
 - Public Policy (Public Policy Analysis, Decentralization, 
   Environmental Policies, Educational Policies,
Clean/Sustainable Development) 
 - Comparative Politics (Central Asia, Modern Islam, Ethnicity, 
   Identity, Nationalism, Post-Soviet/Communist Transition, South Asia, 
   Democratization)

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

Send a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy (not more than 1000 
words), a sample syllabus, three Letters of Reference (scanned copies 
are acceptable) and any questions about the position Yasar Sari, Head 
of Department, at sari_y(a)mail.auca.kg. Deadline is 20 January 2007.

JOB- Publicity Campaign, Killefit Consult, Tajikistan

Posted by: SME Consultants <smeconsultants(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 27 Nov 2006


JOB- Publicity Campaign, Killefit Consult, Tajikistan


Killefit Consult
SME Interventions Ltd. U.K.
Experts + Projects S.A. CR

New Vacancies

Title of the project/sector: Publicity campaign for Strategic Plan for 
Privatisation of Medium and Large Enterprises 2003-2007

Country/ Location of the position: Tajikistan
Status/Reference:FWC
Agency:EC
Experts required:Communications Expert, CAT II
Start Date: 04/01/2007
Duration: 100 days
Application Deadline: 28.11. 2006
SoA and/or ToR: not available at this time          
Eligible Nationalities: All

Job description/Requested profile
Job requirements

Job title: Communications Expert

Requirements
Communications Expert: Category II
 - Advanced University degree in Communications;
 - Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in 
   communications, preferably with experience on publicity on 
   privatisation issues;
 - Experience in countries facing economic transition, preferably in 
   the NIS region would be an advantage;
 - Strong proven project management capabilities (experience in 
   managing international teams) and proven ability in liaising 
   successfully with institutions in transition countries;
 - Fluent in written and spoken English, knowledge of Russian or Tajik 
   would be an advantage.
 - Working language(s): English.

Application Instructions 

Before you send us your applications please make sure your experience 
will be in line with the requested tasks to deliver. Only short listed 
consultants will be replied to.  

If you are not available or not interested, maybe you could recommend 
another expert who would be qualified for this project 

If you wish to submit your candidature, please send us:

 - Your CV in EU format, in the language of vacancy (max. 3 pages) 
   and as word.doc 
  - The country, position/field (s) you will apply for in the subject 
   line of message
  - Your daily or monthly fee (Euro)
  - The nearest airport from where you will leave if contracted and 
   cost of airfare to the project location.
  - Your communication details (Mobil, phone, etc.) 

As a general recommendation, please send us also a brief statement 
(1/4 page) describing relevant skills and experiences for the missions 
you apply for. This will increase your chances to be nominated for a position. 

Contact

Myriam Escallon - mmescallon(a)gmail.com

JOB- Program Assistant, Kennan Institute

Posted by: Markian Dobczansky <Markian.Dobczansky(a)wilsoncenter.org>
Posted: 27 Nov 2006


JOB- Program Assistant, Kennan Institute


Program Assistant - Please note: this announcement has been extended 
until 11/27/2006.

Kennan Institute (covering Russia and surrounding states) 

Opening Date: November 13, 2006
Closing Date: November 27, 2006
Series/Grade: WW-0303-05 ($29,604 - $38,487 per year commensurate w/ 
experience)
Location: Washington DC
Who May Apply: All qualified candidates may apply. 

For more information and for instructions on how to apply, please 
visit 
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=employment.job_ad&job
_id=208334

JOB- Academic Appointments, History of Medicine, Wellcome Trust Centre London

Posted by: Harold J. Cook <fgcook(a)btinternet.com>
Posted: 27 Nov 2006


JOB- Academic Appointments, History of Medicine, Wellcome Trust Centre London


Two Academic appointments in the History of Medicine
 
The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University 
College London seeks two full-time historians of medicine to 
complement the work of current members of staff.  Sub-field and rank 
open, but two strong preferences have been identified:  
 - an historian of the eighteenth century, and 
 - an historian working on medicine and health in an area other than 
   Europe, China, or India, especially Islamic medicine since 1500, 
   medicine in Eastern Europe and Russia, or medicine in North America 
   from an international perspective.  

Minimum requirements are a PhD in hand, and a track-record of 
publication in the proposed field of research.  Salary according to 
rank and accomplishment, in the range from about £35,000 to £55,000.  
 
Applications are due by 9 February 2007; they may be submitted 
electronically or by post.  It is anticipated that interviews will be 
conducted during the last week in March.  The successful candidates 
will be expected to take up their duties in September.  Please send a 
letter outlining previous research and teaching and lines of future 
research, together with a CV and the details of three persons who can 
be contacted for letters of reference, to Harold J. Cook, The Wellcome 
Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 210 Euston Rd., 
London NW1 2BE, UK; or to h.cook(a)ucl.ac.uk.  For further information, 
please see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed/news/index.html; queries can 
also be directed to h.cook(a)ucl.ac.uk.  

JOB- Grants Assistant, The Christensen Fund (TCF)

Posted by: Rafique Keshavjee <rafique(a)christensenfund.org>
Posted: 22 Nov 2006


JOB- Grants Assistant, The Christensen Fund (TCF)

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to grantresumes(a)christensenfund.org

or by U.S. mail to:

Resumes - Grants Administration

The Christensen Fund
394 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

DEADLINE: December 8 2006

For scheduling purposes, we anticipate interviews will be held during 
the week of December 11th, 2006.

Job Description follows.

The Position

The Grants Assistant position is responsible for working with grantees 
on the gathering of required proposal and grant documents, and for 
performing initial due diligence review of proposals and grant-related 
documents. The Grant Administrator will provide oversight and guidance 
for the proper interface with systems, organizations, and staff that 
will satisfy TCF's grant making due diligence and compliance. The 
Grants Assistant joins a growing TCF team of 15 staff presently.

The Christensen Fund (TCF)

The Christensen Fund (www.christensenfund.org), founded in 1957 and 
located in Palo Alto in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an independent 
private foundation that has long supported international work in the 
arts and conservation science fields and now works with the following mission:

The Christensen Fund believes in the power of biological and cultural 
diversity to sustain and enrich a world faced with great change and 
uncertainty.  We focus on the "bio-cultural" - the rich but neglected 
adaptive interweave of people and place, culture and ecology.  The 
Fund's mission is to buttress the efforts of people and institutions 
who believe in a biodiverse world infused with artistic expression and 
work to secure ways of life and landscapes that are beautiful, 
bountiful and resilient.

We pursue this mission through place-based work in regions chosen for 
their potential to withstand and recover from the global erosion of 
diversity.  We focus on backing the efforts of locally-recognized 
community custodians of this heritage, and their alliances with 
scholars, artists, advocates and others. We also fund international 
efforts to build global understanding of these issues.  These are 
challenging goals, so we seek out imaginative, thoughtful and 
occasionally odd partners to learn with.  The Fund works primarily 
through grant making, as well as through capacity and network 
building, knowledge generation, collaboration and mission-related investments.

Most TCF grants are directed towards local organizations and their 
partners working to strengthen the understanding, appreciation and 
creative persistence of biological and cultural diversity in four 
geographic regions:
 - The Greater South West (USA and NW Mexico)
 - Central Asia and Turkey
 - The African Rift Valley (Ethiopia)
 - Northern Australia

Complementing grant making in the regions TCF seeks to build knowledge 
and practice worldwide around integrating concerns for cultural and 
biological diversity through its Global Biocultural Initiative.

The Fund also supports San Francisco Bay Area-based organizations 
concerned with bio-cultural and educational outreach, and diaspora 
from these geographic regions living in the Bay area.  The grant 
budget for FY 2006 is $8m; grant making is expected to expand 
considerably in the next several years.

The Christensen Fund Staffing Philosophy:
TCF has designed its processes and procedures in the manner centered 
on the most effective means to fulfill its mission.  Being a growing 
organization, TCF intends on staffing its services, whether, direct, 
indirect, or ancillary, in a thoughtful and imaginative manner to 
facilitate its endeavors.

Responsibilities

The Grants Assistant, reporting to the Grants Administrator, will have 
the following responsibilities:

Best Practices
 - Participates on the implementation of workflow to facilitate grant 
   administration
 - Assures compliance with the Fund's grantmaking policies and procedures

Pre-Grant and Grant Processing
 - Coordinates with Program Officers to prioritize applicants for 
   funding, and maintain deadlines for proposals and reports to meet the 
   Fund's grantmaking and Grants Administration plan/needs.
 - Works with Program Officers to maintain grant projection tools
 - Compiles proposal documents in preparation for a grant consideration
 - Responds to grantee's inquiries regarding status of request, grant 
   agreement and payment procedures
 - Sends and reviews agreement materials to grantees including bank 
   information in preparation for grant payment
 - Sends payment letters to grantees and reporting guidelines as 
   required on grant agreement.
 - Performs initial due diligence review of proposals and Grant 
   Justification Memos (GJMs) prior to Program Officer and/or Grants 
   Administrator review.

Report monitoring and compliance
 - Assists in monitoring grant requirements by coordinating with 
   program staff timely review of reports including sending grantees 
   early reminder or overdue grant requirement letters
 - Records reports received, acknowledges receipt, and sends to 
   Program Officer for thorough review.

General
 - Creates and maintains grant files that meet legal, auditing and 
   foundation requirements
 - Answers and/or refers applicants and /or grant inquiries and drafts 
   routine correspondence including declines
 - Updates grantee information in the database and files grantee's documents
 - Provides general and administrative support as directed by Grants 
   Administrator

Traits & Skills:

Necessary
 - 1 year minimum working, hands-on knowledge of grants administration 
   and/or grants processing,; or prior relevant experience at a US foundation;
 - Good analytical skills and strong attention to detail;
 - Familiarity with grantmaking database applications a plus;
 - Self-motivated and systems-thinker;
 - An ability to establish priorities, collaborate with others, work 
   in a team environment and be flexible;
 - Higher education degree or equivalent experience sought

Desired
 - Fluent in 2nd language with preference of Tajiki, Kirghiz, Russian, 
   or Amharic.
 - Familiarity with the Fund's working region(s), and/or experience in 
   international grantmaking preferred.
 - Given the foundation's mission and working environment, a 
   propensity towards cultural arts expression and cultural and 
   biological diversity is desirable.

Physical Requirements:
Position requires minimal lifting (up to 25 lbs.), mostly desk work.

Compensation:
Salary will be commensurate with experience of candidate and norms in 
the field.  TCF offers an excellent benefits package.

Applications:
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to 
grantresumes(a)christensenfund.org by December 8, 2006.  Review of 
credentials will begin immediately.  We seek to have someone in place 
by the beginning of January 2007.

The Christensen Fund is an equal opportunities employer
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with 
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

JOB- International Consultant, UNDP, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Bakhodir Ganiev <bakhodir98(a)hotmail.com, bakhodir.ganiev(a)cer.uz> 
Posted: 17 Nov 2006


JOB- International Consultant, UNDP, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


PA Coordinator, Support to Investment Process for National 
Development, UNDP Uzbekistan 

Project title: Preparatory phase of the Support to Investment Process 
for National Development Project 
Project number: 00053090 
Position: International consultant (consultancy services to improve 
System of Formulation, Implementation and Monitoring of Investment Policy) 
Duty station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan 
Date of entry on duty: December 10th, 2006 
Vacancy Announcement #220/2006 

Background 
To secure sustainable growth rates in Uzbekistan the State continue to 
play significant role in the investment process by supporting 
appropriate level of investment that stimulates required pace of 
structural adjustment and modernization of the economy. In order to 
increase the efficiency of this process the Government has recently 
taken measures aimed at further development of institutional basis of 
support to national investment. In particular, the Bureau on Appraisal 
of Large Investment Projects attached to the Cabinet of Ministers of 
Uzbekistan, the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan 
and the Governmental Commission on important investment projects were 
established. It is expected that the new institutions will raise the 
efficiency of investment policy and will contribute to further 
modernization of national economy through consolidating efforts of 
partners and stakeholders to attract and utilize long-term capital 
investments. 

Taking into consideration the importance of improvement of national 
investment policy for sustainable development of the country, UNDP has 
developed and launched the preparatory phase of the Support to 
Investment Process for National Development Project. The project is 
implemented in co-operation with the Bureau on Appraisal of Large 
Investment Projects attached to the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan 
and the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan. The 
preparatory phase of the project, among other things, sets the 
objective to facilitate further development of more efficient and 
structured system of formulating, implementing and monitoring of 
national investment policy within the framework of the respective 
policy-advice report preparation. 
In the course of preparation of the above-mentioned report, a broad 
study of international experience is necessary, which will be achieved 
through organisation of study tours and involvement of international 
consultant(s) into report preparation. During his/her mission the 
international consultant(s) will closely collaborate with the team of 
national experts brought together by the Project to prepare the report. 

Main Tasks And Responsibilities 

The international consultant under general supervision of the 
Coordinator of the preparatory phase of the Support to Investment 
Process for National Development Project and in co-operation with the 
team of national experts is expected to perform the following duties: 

1. Providing an overview of international experience in formulation of 
   industrial and, separately, investment policies in developing and 
   developed countries indicating successful and unsuccessful mechanisms, 
   approaches and their analysis; 
2. Providing an overview of the concept and contents of investment 
   policy, including theoretical framework and practical experience from 
   transitional economics perspective; 
3. Preparation of the concept note and annotated outline of the 
   policy-advice report on further development of the system of 
   formulation, implementation and monitoring of national investment policy; 
4. Developing the report methodology; 
5. Co-chairing of the round table for partners and donors of the 
   project where concept and contents of the paper will be presented and 
   discussed; 
6. Providing assistance to the team of national experts with 
   preparation of the report; 
7. Presentation of recommendations on mobilising resources for 
   implementation of the state investment policy; 
8. Editing the English version of the report. 

Preliminary Mission Schedule 

Mission of the consultant will consist of field works in Uzbekistan 
within the framework of 2 visits and consulting national experts and 
the project during the whole duration of the mission from any location. 

First visit of the consultant with respect to performance of points 
1-5 of the Terms of Reference is expected in the period of 1 to 15 
December 2006 for five working days. 

Second visit of the consultant is expected at the date when the second 
draft of the report is prepared by the team of national experts in 
April 2007 (preliminary). 

During the visits to Uzbekistan necessary assistance shall be provided 
to the consultant by the Project in terms of arranging necessary 
meetings with respective state authorities, private sector and other 
relevant organisations with the aim of performing the above-mentioned tasks. 

Experience And Qualification 

 - Advanced university degree in relevant fields; 
 - Prior extensive experience in countries with transition economies 
   in the field of formulation and implementation of investment and 
   industrial policies. Eexperience in Central Asia, and particularly 
   Uzbekistan, is an advantage; 
 - Excellent ability to analyse, write, edit and conduct presentations; 
 - Ability to explain economic methods, analysis and research results 
   effectively to non-specialists involved in political decision making; 
 - Work experience in a research or academic institutions, 
   particularly in the areas of applied economic analysis, and strong 
   research and publication record is an advantage; 
 - Excellent interpersonal skills; 
 - Computing skills; 
 - Proficiency in English, knowledge of either Russian or Uzbek will 
   be an asset. 

Application Process:  The applicants should submit completed UN 
Personnel History Forms to the reception of the UNDP Office in 
Uzbekistan located at 4, T. Shevchenko St., 700029, Tashkent in sealed 
envelopes with the indication of vacancy ID (220/2006). Blank UN 
Personal History Forms are available at the reception of the UNDP 
Office on the above address. 

The electronic version of a UN Personnel History Form can be 
downloaded from http://www.undp.uz (Job Opportunities Section) and 
submitted via jobs.uz(a)undp.org with clear indication of the vacancy ID 
(see above) in the message subject line. 

The deadline for submission of application is COB November 26, 2006. 
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only 
short-listed candidates will be notified.

JOB- Project Director, Early Warning for Violence Prevention, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Kristel Maasen <kristel.maasen(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 17 Nov 2006


JOB- Project Director, Early Warning for Violence Prevention, Kyrgyzstan


Foundation for Tolerance International 
"Early Warning for Violence Prevention" project

Terms of reference
Project director
Organization: Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI)
Project: Early Warning for Violence Prevention
Contract duration: Until 15 October 2007
Reporting to: the President of the Foundation for Tolerance 
International; the Belgian Government (MFA, Preventive Diplomacy) 
Office: The project office is located in Bishkek near the crossing of 
Toktogula and Sverdlova
Salary: dependent upon level of experience

Resume and a letter of interest in which you explain your relevant 
experience and interest (in English) should be sent as soon as 
possible to ewvp-fti(a)jet.kg (addressed to Kristel Maasen). You may 
also contact us at tel. 0312-218338 for further information.

Key responsibilities

 - Supervision and management of 4 office staff (program officer, two 
   analysts, office-manager), 7 oblast level project coordinators,   and 
   24 monitors. 
 - Developing early response mechanisms, including: consultation to 
   all interested persons, network of interveners, problem-solving 
   workshops, trainings, and crisis intervention group (mediation and/or 
   lobbying) 
 - Editor-in-chief (final responsibility) of the content of the Weekly 
   Bulletin and two thematic researches 
 - Active offering of project services (consultation, facilitation, 
   training) to individuals and groups who want to intervene in a conflict 
 - Capacity-building of project staff
 - Gathering success stories and disseminating them, monitoring and evaluation 
 - Management of budget and fundraising
 - Narrative reporting to donor
 - Building and maintaining a network of contacts and partners 

Requirements

 - Extensive experience working in projects
 - Experience and/or strong interest in the field of conflict transformation 
 - Highly motivated to develop the project
 - Proficient in Russian and English; local languages is a plus
 - Confident to lead a team
 - Excellent organizational, analytical, communication and liaison skills 
 - Able to work with high professional standards and impartial 
   attitude towards conflicting parties 
 - Willing to travel within the territory of Kyrgyzstan
 - Applications from Kyrgyz citizens as well as from CIS citizens are welcomed 

The team

Thirty-seven people form the core team of the "Early Warning for 
Violence Prevention" project. The project office consists of five 
people: program officer, two analysts, office manager and the 
director. In each oblast is a full-time project coordinator who works 
with two to five part-time monitors depending on the size of the 
oblast and the conflict potential. The President of the Foundation for 
Tolerance International plays an important supporting role in 
establishing contacts. 

The "Early Warning for Violence Prevention" project

The Early Warning for Violence Prevention project was initiated in 
June 2005 to prevent violence in political/social conflicts through 
analysis and undertaking preventive measures. A nation-wide network of 
more than thirty monitors from civil society, the academic sector, 
mass media and law enforcement bodies observes the situation. Through 
the weekly bulletin, analysis and recommendations are provided to 
civil society and state structures. In order to transform potentially 
violent confrontations into more constructive ways of dealing with 
problems, the project offers consultancy, training, problem-solving 
workshops, and mediation to individuals, organizations and state 
bodies. Thematic researches and a manual on conflict transformation 
will be published. The project is funded by the Belgian government and 
the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

The Foundation for Tolerance International

The Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI) is a Kyrgyz 
non-governmental organisation established in 1998 to prevent and 
non-violently resolve interethnic conflicts in the Ferghana Valley. 
Next tot that, FTI is since 2002 seeking to expand the space for 
dialogue and promote a culture of non-violence between the civil 
society and state institutions in Kyrgyzstan. FTI's activities include 
consensus-building between conflicting sides, regional networking, 
conflict monitoring, research, local capacity-building and training in 
non-violent conflict resolution. FTI has offices in Leilek, Batken, 
Osh, Aksy and Bishkek. More information on vision, mission, values and 
projects can be found on www.fti.org.kg. 

JOB- Danish Refugee Council, Head of Programme, North Caucasus

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


JOB- Danish Refugee Council, Head of Programme, North Caucasus


Head of Programme, North Caucasus
 
Organisation: (http://www.flygtning.dk/ )
Organisation description: Humanitarian aid, Refugees and IDPs
Job Location: Russian Federation (Nazran, Ingushetia)
Closing date: 26 Nov 2006
Applications for this position should be sent to: Application and CV
Job reference code: RW_6VCKGH-35
 
Background:
 
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 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.
 
The Programme Unit provides guidance to all sector departments (food 
security and registration, shelter and physical rehabilitation, 
livelihood and self-reliance), takes lead in strategic programme 
development, is responsible for design, implementation and analysis of 
surveys, and for monitoring of ongoing grants. The Programme Unit is 
headed by the Head of Programme, assisted by an expatriate Grants 
Manager, an Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, a NGO 
coordinator as well as a national
Programme Officer/Assistant.
 
Purpose of the post:
 
As Head of Programme you report to the DRC Country Director and will 
be responsible for facilitating overall strategic programme 
development and annual action plans in accordance with annual planning 
cycle. You will also be responsible for the co-ordination between 
sector departments as to further strengthen the integrated programming 
approach. Further responsibilities include participation in external 
co-ordination fora and donor contacts.
 
Required qualifications, skills and attributes:
 - Advanced university degree in social & economic science, 
   development planning, or other relevant higher education
 - At least 5 years of experience within humanitarian/development work
 - Strong operational, financial and project management skills
 - Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure with 
   minimum supervision
 - Solid experience with donor contacts and fundraising
 - Fluency in written and spoken English
 - Knowledge of Russian language will be an added advantage   
 
Our conditions:
 - Availability: January 2007.
 - Duty station: Nazran, Ingushetia (non-family duty station) with 
   frequent travels in the region.
 - Contract: Twelve months with possibility of extension. Salary and 
   conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council "Terms of 
   Employment for Expatriates"

(available at www.drc.dk under Vacancies).
 
Further information: Pia.Tingsted(a)drc.dk, tel: +45 33 73 50 22 or 
Pia.Poulsen(a)drc.dk, tel: +45 33 73 50 15

JOB- OSCE Economic & Environmental Officer, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Leslie Smith <LSmith(a)paegroup.com>
Posted: 3 Nov 2006


JOB- OSCE Economic & Environmental Officer, Osh, Kyrgyzstan


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 & Environmental Officer, Osh, Kyrgyzstan (Russian Required)
 
Vacancy #: VNKYRS00038
Econ & Environmental Affairs, Senior Professional (min 6 years' 
relevant professional experience)
Deadline for applications: 11/15/06
Link: http://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id=2572
 
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 the 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. PAE will then 
reply to short-listed applicants to discuss the details of the 
position. Only finalists will be contacted. 
 
To verify whether your application was received, close your 
application and then re-enter it. If the vacancy number still appears 
in the vacancy notice slot, your application will be reviewed. 
Indications of interest should be received no later than two business 
days prior to the closing date.
 
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- Civic Advocacy and Policy Dialogue Staff Search, Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Andrea Gibney <agibney(a)partnersglobal.org>
Posted: 23 Oct 2006


JOB- Civic Advocacy and Policy Dialogue Staff Search, Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan

Partners for Democratic Change is seeking senior and mid-level staff 
for a civic advocacy program in Kyrgyzstan and a policy dialogue 
program in Kazakhstan. We are seeking candidates with expertise in the 
following areas:
 - Civil society development and coalition building;
 - Advocacy;
 - Policy reform;
 - Public participation and public information campaigns.

Location: Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan

Note: These positions are dependent upon approval by funding agency of 
a proposal in response to a USAID solicitation. 

Qualifications and Experience:
 - Eight years of relevant experience with at least three years in a 
   developing country context. 
 - Central Asia experience preferred especially for persons having 
   worked in Kazakhstan and/or Kyrgyzstan.  
 - Experience working on USAID funded agreements and familiarity with 
   USAID regulations.  
 - Demonstrated interpersonal skills and creative problem-solving.
 - Ability to read, write and speak Russian is required.  Kazakh or 
   Kyrgyz language skills are a plus.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in a related field required.  Advanced 
degrees are a plus. 

Both nationals and internationals encouraged to apply.

To apply: Please send a résumé, cover letter, and contact information 
for three references to: agibney(a)partnersglobal.org and include 
"Kazakhstan / Kyrgyzstan Search" in the subject line.

No phone calls please. Partners for Democratic Change will contact 
applicants for interviews or to request additional information.

JOB- Assistant Professor Positions at University of Washington, Seattle

Posted by: Daniel Waugh dwaugh(a)u.washington.edu
Posted: 22 Sep 2006


JOB- Assistant Professor Positions at University of Washington, Seattle

There are two entry-level (Assistant Professor) positions at the 
University of Washington (Seattle) for which candidates with expertise on 
Central Eurasia are invited to apply.  [Notice submitted by Daniel Waugh. 
Be sure to address applications and any queries to the individuals listed 
below in the advertisements, NOT to Prof. Waugh.]

Postcommunist Security In Central Asia/Caucasus

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, at the University of 
Washington, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the 
assistant professor level in postcommunist international relations and 
security, to begin Autumn 2007. The successful candidate will preferably 
have research and teaching interests focusing on contemporary Central Asia 
and/or the Caucasus. Applicants should have strong linguistic preparation, 
broad interests and training in the history, politics, culture, or society 
of either one or both of these regions as well as expertise in a social 
science discipline, including any of the following: political science, 
economics, geography, anthropology, or sociology.  The successful 
candidate will be expected to contribute to the School's area studies 
programs, its social science-oriented international studies program, and 
to teach four courses per year over three quarters.  University of 
Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.  Salary is 
commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Qualifications:  Ph.D. 
or equivalent by time of appointment.  This position is a full-time, 
nine-month appointment.  Send letter of application describing research 
and teaching interests, CV, list of courses taught and those prepared to 
teach, and three letters of reference to:

Ms. Toni Read
Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington, Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Preference will be given to applications received prior to November 15,
2006.

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and 
strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. 
The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

History (Imperial Russia)

The Department of History, University of Washington, Seattle, invites
applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor appointment in the
history of Imperial Russia, beginning September 2007. Although
all specializations are welcome, the Department has a particular interest
in Russian expansion and Russian interactions with non-Russians.
Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree, or be in the final stages of the
Ph.D. program, by the start of appointment. Candidates will be expected
to participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching, offering surveys
as well as more specialized courses, and to conduct independent research.
Review of applications will begin by October 31, 2006 and continue until the
position is filled. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, Statement
of research and teaching interests, writing sample of no more than 50
pages, and three letters of recommendation, should be sent to:

Professor Glennys Young, Chair
Imperial Russia Search Committee
Department of History
University of Washington, Box 353560
Seattle, WA 98195-3560

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty
and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. 
The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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