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5. Job Opportunities
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JOB- Political Risk Consultant (Kazakh Politics), Lancelot Inc., New York

Posted by: Michael J. Rencewicz <michael.rencewicz(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 10 May 2008


JOB- Political Risk Consultant (Kazakh Politics), Lancelot Inc., New York

Position Announcement:

Political Risk Consultant (Kazakh Politics), Lancelot Inc., New York-based

Lancelot Inc. is a start-up company in New York, New York seeking a 
political risk consultant to cover Kazakh politics.

Our consultant will track geopolitical, regional and local political 
developments in Kazakhstan. Consultant will help prepare reports that 
forecast how these political pressures will affect the price movements 
of publicly traded equities with exposure to the Kazakh market with a 
focus on the hydrocarbon and mining industries. Consultant will draw 
on financial market data, international news and information obtained 
from on-the-ground contacts in Kazakhstan as the basis for conclusions 
and predictions. 

Candidate should have deep understanding of Kazakh and Central Asian 
politics in addition to good relationships with Kazakh politicians.

Candidate must have excellent writing skills and excellent 
communication skills.

Please send a cover letter, resume and any additional questions to 
michael.rencewicz(a)gmail.com. 

Deadline for applicants is May 30.

Company is a start-up and compensation may include initial equity stake.

JOB- Political Risk Consultant (Kyrgyzstan), Lancelot Inc., New York

Posted by: Michael J. Rencewicz <michael.rencewicz(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 10 May 2008


JOB- Political Risk Consultant (Kyrgyzstan), Lancelot Inc., New York

Position Announcement:

Lancelot Inc. is a start-up company in New York, New York seeking a 
political risk consultant to cover Kyrgyz politics.

Consultant will clarify and analyze local political pressures in 
Kyrgyzstan and geopolitical pressures on Kyrgyz politics and prepare 
research that predicts price movements in internationally traded 
equities with exposure to Kyrgyz markets and industries. Applicants 
should be prepared to utilize cultural and political analysis in a way 
that informs perspective on financial markets. Deep understanding of 
Kyrgyz politics and local contacts are a must.

Please send a cover letter, resume and any additional questions to 
michael.rencewicz(a)gmail.com. 

Deadline for applicants is May 23.

Company is a start-up and compensation may include initial equity stake.


Michael Rencewicz
President, CEO

Lancelot Inc.
414 E 74th St. #4B
New York, NY 10021

tel 1 (917) 353 5254
fax 1 (646) 371 9622

JOB- Political Risk Consultant for Uzbekistan (New York-based), Lancelot Inc.

Posted by: Michael J. Rencewicz <michael.rencewicz(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 5 May 2008


JOB- Political Risk Consultant for Uzbekistan (New York-based), Lancelot Inc.

Position Announcement

Post:
Lancelot Inc. is a start-up company in New York, New York seeking a 
political risk consultant to cover Uzbek politics.

Consultant will clarify and analyze local political pressures in 
Uzbekistan and geopolitical pressures on Uzbek politics and prepare 
research that predicts price movements in internationally traded 
equities with exposure to Uzbek markets and industries. Applicants 
should be prepared to utilize cultural and political analysis in a way 
that informs perspective on financial markets. Deep understanding of 
Uzbek politics and local contacts are a must.

Please send a cover letter, resume and any additional questions to 
michael.rencewicz(a)gmail.com. 

Deadline for applicants is May 23.

Company is a start-up and compensation may include initial equity.


Michael Rencewicz
President, CEO

Lancelot Inc.
414 E 74th St. #4B
New York, NY 10021

tel 1 (917) 353 5254
fax 1 (646) 371 9622 

JOBS- Kennan Institute - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington

Posted by: Markian Dobczansky <Markian.Dobczansky(a)wilsoncenter.org>
Posted: 2 May 2008


JOBS- Kennan Institute - Woodrow Wilson Int'l Center for Scholars, Washington

The Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for 
Scholars in Washington, D.C. announces two job vacancies. The Wilson 
Center will be accepting applications for the positions from April 21 
to May 5. The two positions are:

 * Program Assistant, responsible for programmatic and administrative 
   issues related to the Kennan Kyiv Project.

 * Editorial Assistant, responsible for assisting with publication and 
   meeting/conference support.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the Wilson Center 
employment page at www.wilsoncenter.org/employment after April 21. 
Please follow instructions carefully.

Kennan Institute
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodor Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
Tel. 202-691-4000

JOB- Cultural Anthropology, Eastern Washington University

Posted by: Michael Zukosky <mzukosky(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 2 May 2008


JOB- Cultural Anthropology, Eastern Washington University

Position Announcement
Cultural Anthropologist
Special Faculty Lecturer in Anthropology

The Department of Geography and Anthropology at Eastern Washington 
University, a comprehensive regional university, is seeking a cultural 
anthropologist appointment at the Lecturer level beginning Fall 
Quarter 2008. This appointment may be available for a second year.

EWU has a four-field department offering a major and minor in 
anthropology.  Our emphasis is on undergraduate education and 
providing a strong basic coverage of the discipline.  While we 
participate in an interdisciplinary M.A. program, we also prepare 
students for doctoral studies elsewhere.  Our program is also 
extensively involved in teaching anthropology upper division courses 
to meet all-university requirements in international studies and 
cultural diversity. The normal teaching load for this position is nine 
full courses over three quarters.

Ph.D. is preferred, ABD or Master's with experience will be considered 
for this appointment.  Preferred area specialty is Asia; other Old 
World areas will be considered.  Preference given to candidates with 
experience teaching at both the introductory and upper division 
levels, who are able to teach a fairly broad range of undergraduate 
cultural anthropology courses, and who can teach an Asian survey 
course, an introductory level course in linguistics, and a survey in 
anthropology of religion, for example.

Applications should include a letter stating qualifications and 
research/teaching interest, curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, 
phone numbers and email addresses of three references.  Letters of 
recommendation will be solicited by the Search Committee.

Please address correspondence to Search Committee Chair, Department of 
Geography and Anthropology, 103 Isle Hall, Eastern Washington 
University, Cheney, WA 99004-2417.  Applications accepted until 
position is filled.

Eastern Washington University recognizes the value of culturally 
diverse academic programs and course offerings. We are committed to 
raising awareness throughout the institution and increasing the 
diversity of our faculty, staff, and students. We are an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action employer and applications from members 
of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.  
The successful candidate will have a high degree of interest in human 
and cultural diversity and will be required to show proof of 
eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to U.S. immigration laws.

JOB- Programme Coordinator, Ak Terek, Bishkek

Posted by: Ak Terek <akterek(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 28 Apr 2008


JOB- Programme Coordinator, Ak Terek, Bishkek

Public Fund "Ak Terek" based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic is seeking a 
Programme Coordinator for its Local Initiatives Programme implemented 
as a part of its project "Changes of natural and cultural landscapes 
and adaptation to them" funded by the Christensen Fund (USA). 
The project focuses on landscape conservation and adaptation practices 
and currently being implemented in several communities of Naryn 
Province with future expansion to Issyk-Kul Province of Kyrgyz Republic. 

Duties and responsibilities:
 - Provide management responsibility for Local Initiative Programme in 
   consultancy with the Project Director and Project Advisory Board.
 - Consult with Project Specialists and Project Advisory Board to find 
   out opportunities for possible new local initiatives; 
 - Work with applicants from the villages to develop and finalise 
   their project proposals
 - Organise field trips to study communities;
 - Monitor local projects through extended site visits, review of 
   narrative and financial reports and other communication with local 
   project leaders;
 - Participate in other project activities and development of project 
   materials;
 - Communicate with other organizations and projects working in 
   similar issues to develop complementary strategies and approaches;
 - Provide oral and written translation when necessary.

The successful candidate will have:
 - University degree in social science;
 - Minimum of 3 years experience of working in conservation and 
   development projects or research activities;
 - Understanding the idea of bio-cultural diversity, adaptation 
   strategies or landscape conservation is preferred;
 - Substantial experience in project administration, coordination and 
   reporting;
 - Excellent organisational, communication and analytical skills;
 - Capacity to work independently and in a team;
 - Fluency in Kyrgyz, Russian and English languages is strongly desirable;

To apply please send your CV with cover letter and references by April 
30, 2008 to akterek(a)gmail.com 

JOB- Consultant-Substantive Editor for UNIFEM Resource on Women's Land Rights in Central Asia

Posted by: Yelena Kudryavtseva <yelena.kudryavtseva(a)unifem.org>
Posted: 22 Apr 2008


JOB- Consultant/Editor for UNIFEM Resource on Women's Land Rights in C. Asia

UNIFEM Regional Office for CIS is looking for short-term 
Consultant-Substantive Editor to produce print-ready version of the 
UNIFEM Resource pack on women's human rights to land in the Central Asia.

Background:

Since 2002 UNIFEM has started its first interventions towards 
improving livelihoods of rural women, in particular in relation to 
women's right to land, in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. In both countries 
to-date there are numerous tangible results and achievement at the 
policy, meso- and grass-root levels. The outcomes included amended 
legislation, engendered national policies/processes, participatory 
local budgeting and planning, legal counselling, successful raising 
awareness campaigns, etc. The products produced as a result of the 
programme interventions include various training manuals, guides, 
informational materials, web-site, videos, etc.

Resource Pack:

In 2008, based on the achievements to-date, as well as gained 
experience in the field, UNIFEM plans to produce a comprehensive 
knowledge product (KP) &#8211; Resource pack (RP) on the women's human 
rights to land in the Central Asia. This KP will be a response to a 
very strongly expressed demand from the national counterparts 
(governments, CSOs) and international community for having in place a 
succinct, yet comprehensive, and accessible tool, embracing regional 
experience, achievement and products. As well as this RP is intended 
to be a logical step for UNIFEM programming towards the replication 
and up-scaling organization's multifaceted interventions.

Scope of Work:

Under the supervision of the UNIFEM CIS Regional programme Director 
and in close collaboration with the National Programme Officer, the 
Consultant &#8211; Substantive Editor will be responsible for the following tasks:

 - Review the preliminary structure of the RP (see Annex I) and 
   propose the most appropriate and appealing version/s of the structure 
   and format to organize available information and products;
 - Make journalist-style editing the existing materials for the 
   narrative part, to make it easily-read, understandable, eye-catching, 
   without UN jargon, with the overall aim to be presented to a wider 
   audience. Assemble and finalize all materials, re-writing as 
   necessary, filling gaps, adding/editing boxes, cases, tables, charts 
   to full completion including all necessary components (e.g. foreword, 
   preface, introduction, annexes, boxes, etc);
 - Ensure consistency in terms of both style (reader-friendly) and 
   substance and flow from within and between chapters, as well as 
   ensuring that there are no repetitions;
 - Propose and agree on the main message/s that will be throughout the 
   narrative part and on the folder;
 - Prepare and submit the final product, which is ready for further 
   design and printing (a print-ready version).

Timeline:

The deadline for the submission of the final product to the UNIFEM 
office is June 10, 2008.

The short-listed candidate/s will be contacted in the week of May 5&#8211; 
11 to discuss the exact timeline, as well as specify/negotiate the 
tasks under the present TOR.

More Information:

More information on scope of work, competencies, etc. can be found at 
www.unifemcis.org under Announcements Section or requested from 
yelena.kudryavtseva(a)unifem.org .

Application Process:

To apply, please, send a CV outlining your relevant professional 
experience and list of publications produced or/and one recent 
publication in full (PDF version) to yelena.kudryavtseva(a)unifem.org on 
or before May 2, 2008. 


Yelena Kudryavtseva
Communication Specialist
UNIFEM CIS
Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan, Tole bi str. 67
Tel.: 7(3272) 582643, 582646 (ext. 1614)
Fax: 7(3272) 582645
E-mail: yelena.kudryavtseva(a)unifem.org
Web-site: http://www.unifemcis.org

JOB- Consultancy Work on Financing Inclusive Education in Georgia, OSI-Education Support Program

Posted by: Gordana Miljevic <gmiljevic(a)osieurope.org>
Posted: 21 Apr 2008


JOB- Consultancy Work on Financing Inclusive Education in Georgia, OSI-ESP

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below a call for applicants for the consultancy work on 
financing inclusive education in Georgia. 

The deadline for application is April 29th. 

Applications in English should be sent to: espassistance(a)osi.hu 

Education Support Program, 
Budapest


Abbreviated Terms of Reference (Contact ESP for full TOR)

The National Curriculum and Assessment Centre (NCAC) Inclusive 
Education Project  seeks an international expert to develop costing 
models and effectiveness estimates and to assist the project in 
developing the implementation plan for activities in the field. 

The technical assistance of the international expert will be 
concentrated in two areas. The first and more urgent is the need to 
review the current pilot of inclusive education with the goal of 
assessing whether additional financial support to the participating 
schools is necessary for teacher retraining, for changed teaching 
process and other issues, beyond the non-financial support which the 
pilot schools presently receive. If such additional support is 
necessary, the consultant will: assess the specific needs of the pilot 
schools, propose possible financing mechanisms, develop the auditing 
and reporting procedures so that the additional financing serves the 
goals of the pilot (these will include the needs to widen the pilot 
beyond the pilot phase). 

The second area is the long term financing of inclusive education in 
the framework of on-going reform of education finance in Georgia. Here 
the main goal will be to see how various international models of 
financing inclusive education can be implemented within the current 
voucher system and its possible future amendments.  

Tasks:

 * To review the current pilot of inclusive education and assess the 
   needs of participating schools. 
 * To formulate possible options regarding additional financial 
   support to pilot schools (modes of delivery, use of the funds, 
   auditing and reporting procedures). 
 * To review the existing models of education financing and management 
   and the theoretical constructs in the field, to provide and compare 
   alternative models and design choices for inclusive education and to 
   review them in the light of education finance reforms currently 
   implemented in Georgia.  
 * To propose a methodology to define and estimate costs in various 
   models of inclusive education programs and the supporting services, 
   based on different types of disabilities, on regional variation of 
   education input costs and on different institutional models of 
   inclusive education.  
 * To review and present the reporting and auditing tools that enable 
   the monitoring of inclusive education finances within the national 
   budgets. Financial management must be clarified with a sustainable 
   strategy of how resources should be used. 
 * To present the analytic models in a spreadsheet format that will 
   allow comparisons of various options.  
 * To prepare the various estimates for the NCAC review.  

Qualifications:

 * Advanced degree in education and/or education economics; 
 * Extensive knowledge and experience with decentralized education 
   systems and education financing, particularly in the transition 
   countries of former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe;
 * Full understanding of  inclusive education principles and practice 
 * Experience in education policy and finance; 
 * Experience in conducting and presenting international comparative studies;
 * Excellent written and oral communication in English;
 * International experience in consulting on education policy and 
   finance issues;
 * Experience in working in the former Soviet Union, CEE and SEE 
   countries is an asset
 * Effective communication with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds 
 * Excellent organizational skills and respect of deadlines 
 * Ability to travel


Gordana Miljevic
Senior Program Manager
Education Support Program
H-1051 Budapest
6  October str 12
tel: +36 1 327 3100/2341
Fax +361 1 235 6147
www.soros.org/initiatives/esp

JOB- Academic Leader in Sociology, Educational Center "Bilim-Central Asia", Almaty

Posted by: Zulfia Karimova <zkarimova(a)bilim.kz>
Posted: 18 Apr 2008


JOB- Academic Leader in Sociology, Educational Ctr "Bilim-Central Asia", Almaty

JOB: Academic Leader in Sociology of Educational Center "Bilim-Central 
Asia" based in Almaty. Deadline: 31 May 2008

The Educational 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 Educational Center "Bilim-Central Asia" is a non-profit 
organization consisting of three units: Educational Advising Center 
(EAC), Educational Policy Analysis Center (EPAC), and Central Asian 
Resource Center (CARC). The NGO activities are aimed at providing 
higher and secondary educational policy analysis, 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 Description:

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 Network 
   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 reception(a)bilim.kz by 31 May, 2008.

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

Posted by: Zulfia Karimova <zkarimova(a)bilim.kz>
Posted: 17 Apr 2008


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

JOB: Executive Director of Educational Center "Bilim Central Asia", Almaty
Deadline: 31 May 2008

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

Educational 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 Asian 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.

Job Description:

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 relevant educational 
background and experience who are available to live in Almaty for a 
minimum of 3 years.

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 
reception(a)bilim.kz  no later than 31 May 2008.

JOB- Lecturer in Uighur Language and Culture, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

Posted by: Carrie O'Donoghue <codonogh(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 16 Apr 2008


JOB- Lecturer in Uighur Language and Culture, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

April 28, 2008 : Review of applications will begin

The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization invites 
applications for a one year appointment, beginning Fall 2008, as a 
full-time lecturer in Central Asian Turkic Studies to teach Uighur 
through the third year level. Candidates must possess native or 
near-native fluency in Uighur and have at least an MA degree in an 
appropriate field (e.g., Turkology). Prior experience in teaching 
Uighur language and culture at the university/college level is highly 
desired. It would also be desirable that the candidate be able to 
teach, if needed, a second Central Asian Turkic language, such as 
Uzbek or Kazak. Send letter of interest, CV, three letters of 
reference and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such 
as course materials authored by the candidate, course evaluations, 
video of teaching) to the Chair of the Department of Near Eastern 
Languages and Civilization, 229 Denny Hall, Box 353120, University of 
Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-3120. Review of applications will begin 
on April 28, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.  The 
University of Washington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
employer.

Carrie O'Donoghue
Program Coordinator
Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
Jackson School of International Studies
203-A Thomson Hall, Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
206-543-4855
fax 206-685-0668
codonogh(a)u.washington.edu
http://jsis.washington.edu/ellison

JOB- Program Administrative Coordinator, CUBRC, Washington, D.C.

Posted by: Cristian Ciobanu <ciobanu(a)cubrc.org>
Posted: 14 Apr 2008


JOB- Program Administrative Coordinator, CUBRC, Washington, D.C.

Posting Number: 0800178   
Department:     1173-Calspan - UB Research Center (CUBRC)  
Employer:       Research Foundation   
Position Title: Program Administrative Coordinator 
Location:       Washington, D.C.  

Position Summary: 

CUBRC is seeking an administrative coordinator to support several 
program efforts at its Center for International Science and Technology 
Advancement (CISTA) office. 

Responsibilities include management of document and data systems for 
international cooperative biological research activities, supporting 
project management activities of program scientific staff, and 
coordination of travel, meetings, and conferences. 

The place of employment is Washington, DC. Salary will be commensurate 
with experience, and competitive with industry standards. 

Candidates should have proficiency with standard office clerical work, 
Microsoft Office software including word processing, spreadsheet and 
database components, and excellent written and verbal communication 
skills. International experience and/or familiarity with 
nonproliferation and bio-defense programs will be viewed favorably. 
The following areas of experience will also be advantageous: 
administrative support of scientific research programs; familiarity 
with government contracting; and Russian/Eastern European/Central 
Asian language skills. 

Must be currently eligible to work in the U.S. and available to begin 
full time work at the end of May, 2008.

To apply, visit the Research Foundation/UB Research Center web site at 
https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu.  Select "Search Postings" in the left 
column of the page, and use posting number 0800178 to find this job 
advertisement and application submission instructions.

JOB- Program officer, American Councils, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Jacob Smith <smith(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 11 Apr 2008


JOB- Program officer, American Councils, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

American Councils for International Education is seeking a Program 
Officer to supervise the Uzbek and Kyrgyz components of the Central 
Asian Languages Overseas Flagship and Eurasian Regional Language 
Programs in Osh, Kyrgyzstan.

Requirements include:
 * Familiarity with culture and geography of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan;
 * Proficiency in spoken and written Uzbek or Kyrgyz;
 * Additional proficiency in Russian is strongly preferred;
 * Extensive experience living and studying or working in Central Asia;
 * Excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail;
 * Demonstrated administrative, budgeting, and organizational skills;
 * Experience with US and international education preferred;
 * Advanced degree in relevant field (e.g., language, education, area 
   studies etc.) preferred.

For more information and to apply please visit view the full position 
description at http://www.americancouncils.org/employmentList.php and 
visit our website at http://flagship.americancouncils.org/splash.php. 

JOB- External Affairs Coordinator, University of Central Asia

Posted by: Dilrabo Jonbekova <dilrabo.jonbekova(a)ucentralasia.org>
Posted: 8 Apr 2008


JOB- External Affairs Coordinator, University of Central Asia

The University of Central Asia was founded in 2000 by the governments
of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, and His Highness
the Aga Khan to foster the economic and social development of Central
Asia, especially its vast mountain regions. The International Treaty
and Charter establishing this secular and private University was
signed by the Presidents of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and
Tajikistan, ratified by the respective parliaments, and registered
with the United Nations. 

External Affairs Coordinator

The External Affairs Coordinator will develop and maintain
relationships with governments, donors, international partners, and
the media to increase UCA's visibility and further the University's
mission in three countries; coordinate internal and external
communications, including annual reports and the web site; and
develop a communication strategy for the University that reflects
UCA's partnerships and achievements. 

The successful candidate will have experience in managing external
relations and/or communication strategies in private, educational,
NGO, international, or governmental organizations; outstanding
interpersonal and Russian language communication skills (written and
oral); and excellent English language skills. Strong preference will
be given for candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant field
and fluency in a national language of one of the Founding States.

This position is based in Bishkek. Interested candidates should
submit in English a curriculum vitae, list of three professional
references, and a covering letter to hr.recruitment(a)ucentralasia.org.
Applications will be reviewed as soon they are received.

For additional information about the position or UCA, please visit
www.ucentralasia.org


Dilrabo Jonbekova
Executive Assistant to Director
University of Central Asia
207 Panfilova Street
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Tel.996-312-691-822, ext 412 (office)
Fax: 996-312-696-029
Mobile: 996-555-773-726
E-mail: dilrabo.jonbekova(a)ucentralasia.org
www.ucentralasia.org

JOB- Lecturer in Central Asian Studies (Kazak, Uzbek) at Univ. of Wisconsin

Posted by: Dept. of Language and Cultures of Asia <langasia(a)facstaff.wisc.edu>
Posted: 20 Mar 2008


JOB- Lecturer in Central Asian Studies (Kazak, Uzbek) at Univ. of Wisconsin

The Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia (LCA) at the 
University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to hire a lecturer in Central 
Asian studies to teach Kazak and/or Uzbek through the third year in 
the 2008-09 academic year. Preference given to applicants with prior 
university/college level language teaching experience and competence 
in teaching Central Asian languages, and knowledge of additional 
Central Asian Turkic languages.

For more information on this position, including instructions on how to 
apply, please see Position Vacancy Listing #58344
http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_058344.html

JOB- Senior Program Officer for Turkmenistan and Central Eurasia, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Virginia Moracho <vmoracho(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 13 Mar 2008


JOB- Senior Program Officer, Turkmenistan/Central Eurasia, Open Society Inst.

Senior Program Officer for Turkmenistan and Central Eurasia
Open Society Institute - New York
March 2008

The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant 
democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To 
achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies that assure 
greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and 
safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, OSI implements a range 
of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and 
independent media. At the same time, OSI builds alliances across 
borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of 
information. OSI places a high priority on protecting and improving 
the lives of marginalized people and communities.

Investor and philanthropist George Soros in 1993 created OSI as a 
private operating and grantmaking foundation to support his 
foundations in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. 
Those foundations were established, starting in 1984, to help 
countries make the transition from communism. OSI has expanded the 
activities of the Soros foundations network to encompass the United 
States and more than 60 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin 
America. Each Soros foundation relies on the expertise of boards 
composed of eminent citizens who determine individual agendas based on 
local priorities.

OSIs Central Eurasia Project (CEP) seeks a full-time Senior Program 
Officer for Turkmenistan and Central Eurasia to be based in New York, 
starting immediately.  Working under the supervision of OSIs Director 
of the CEP and Middle East Initiatives, the Senior Program Officer 
will have the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities:
 - Monitor grants through extended site visits, review of narrative 
   and financial reports and other communication with grantees;
 - Work with applicants to develop and finalize grant proposals;
 - Liaise with area specialists to identify opportunities for new 
   projects or prospective grantees;
 - Represent OSI in meetings with relevant officials in Washington 
   D.C., Brussels, and elsewhere;
 - Liaise with associated Foundations and non-governmental 
   organizations in developing complementary strategies and approaches;
 - Perform site visits of prospective and current grantees;
 - Recommend Central Eurasia grantmaking strategies, priorities, and 
   guidelines;
 - Crafting and implementing international advocacy on Turkmenistan 
   and other Central Eurasia Project activities
 - Collaborating with international advocacy coalitions to promote 
   information-sharing and joint policy goals.
 - Managing a grants program, including soliciting and evaluating 
   grant proposals in the context of broader policy efforts, and 
   overseeing due diligence on grants implementation, and supervising 1-2 
   staff members.
 - Communicating with grantees and maintaining and growing a network 
   of grantees in Caucasus and Central Asia and on the regional and 
   international level.
 - Soliciting policy-related research and coordinating OSI 
   publications on relevant regional topics.
 - Outreach to journalists to promote informed media coverage.
 - Extensive collaboration and internal communication with other 
   divisions of the Open Society Institute, other donors, and advocacy
   partners.
 - Regular travel to Washington, D.C. and to Europe and Caucasus and 
   Central Asia.

Requirements:
 - Masters Degree or higher
 - Excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills;
 - Capacity to work independently and in a team;
 - Extensive regional knowledge;
 - Strong verbal and writing skills in English;
 - Fluency in Russian strongly desirable; knowledge of Turkmen, Uzbek 
   or other Turkic languages a plus;
 - Advocacy experience and strong familiarity with international human 
   rights norms a plus;
 - 10 years experience working in human rights, journalism and with 
   civil society;
 - Knowledge of governance issues within the energy sector a plus;
 - Personal discretion in handling issues of human security and 
   security of information.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, qualifications.  Excellent 
benefit package.
Start: Immediately

To Apply:  E-mail resume, cover letter and references, by April 4, 2008, to

humanresources(a)sorosny.org - Refer to job code in subject line  SPO/TURK/CEA

OR

Open Society Institute
Human Resources -  Code SPO/TURK/CEA
400 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019

No phone calls, please.  The Open Society Institute is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer.

JOB- Vice Pres. for Academic Affairs, American Univ. of Central Asia, Bishkek

Posted by: Medina Aitieva <aitieva_m(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 24 Feb 2008


JOB- Vice Pres. for Academic Affairs, American Univ. of Central Asia, Bishkek

Applications due before 31 March 2008.

Description:

American University of Central Asia seeks an exceptional leader to 
serve as the next Vice President for Academic Affairs. The University 
invites nominations of and applications from outstanding collaborative 
and transformational leaders with excellent management skills and the 
ability to organize the academic development of a young University. 
AUCA is international in scope, interdisciplinary in practice and 
distinctively multicultural, bringing critical thinking and 
interactive learning to the educational traditions of Central Asia. 
Strong preference will be given to those with significant teaching and 
learning experience in an English-speaking University and with a deep 
understanding of learning and living in Central Asia. Fluency in 
Russian and English are essential. The Vice President will oversee 
academic affairs, admission, student affairs and information 
technology, report directly to the President and be the primary 
representative of the President in her absence. 

Send applications and nominations to the Office of the President - 
Rustam Niyazov at auca.vpaasearch(a)gmail.com. The Search Committee will 
give priority to applications and nominations received before March 
31, 2008, but will continue accepting them until the position is 
filled.  The Vice President will be expected to commence duties on 
June 1 or as soon thereafter as possible.

JOB- Professor of Economics, ISE, Almaty/Kazakhstan

Posted by: Heiko Fritz <h.fritz(a)bham.ac.uk>
Posted: 14 Feb 2008


JOB- Professor of Economics, ISE, Almaty/Kazakhstan

International School of Economics and Social Sciences
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Full-time positions in Economics and Finance

The International School of Economics and Social Sciences (ISE),
established jointly by the London School of Economics and the Kazakh
- British Technical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan is inviting
applications for full-time positions in economics and finance. Any
specialization will be considered. 

The appointments will be for three years in the first instance,
starting in August 2008, with a review of teaching, research, and
service by the International Academic Committee of the ISE at the end
of the first year. During the third year of appointment there will be
a performance review to determine whether the employment will be continued. 

Successful candidates are required to hold a PhD degree in economics,
finance or related discipline, and contribute to both research and
teaching in the ISE. The salary will be commensurate with experience
and qualifications. 

The ISE is a four-year undergraduate economics programme offering
degrees in economics and management as well as banking and finance.
The programme is conducted in English and so knowledge of Russian is
not mandatory. Students who successfully complete all requirements
are awarded a BSc degree from the University of London and also earn
an undergraduate degree from KBTU. 

For further information please contact Phillip Butterfield, ISE Dean,
at ph.butterfield(a)kbtu.kz or Amos Witztum, ISE Project Coordinator at
LSE, at A.Witztum(a)lse.ac.uk

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a recent research paper
and provide contact details of at least two referees to ISE Assistant
Dean, Ayzat Nurshataeva at a.nurshatayeva(a)kbtu.kz not later than
March 31, 2008.

JOB- Senior Researcher, Innovation and Participatory Research, Khorezm, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Bernd Kuzmits <bkuzmits(a)uni-bonn.de>
Posted: 31 Jan 2008


JOB- Senior Researcher, Innovation and Participatory Research, Khorezm

(salary scale TVL-13)*

Applications before 15 February 2008

Description:

The senior researcher will train, facilitate and supervise 
interdisciplinary research teams working on the development, 
introduction and trial of social and technical innovations for 
sustainable agricultural practices in the Khorezm region, Uzbekistan, 
using participatory research methods and with strong user and interest 
group involvement. The senior researcher will conduct research on the 
innovation process, for academic publication, and facilitate the 
overall learning process in the project for employing such methods and 
processes in the Uzbekistan/Central Asian context. The work is part of 
ZEF's long-term interdisciplinary research project on sustainable land 
and water use in the Khorezm province, Aral sea region (full project 
title Economic and Ecological Restructuring of Land and Water Use in 
the Khorezm Region (Uzbekistan): A Pilot Project in Development 
Research) http://www.khorezm.uni-bonn.de/).

Tasks:

 - Train, facilitate and supervise interdisciplinary
   research teams in the project organised around certain
   innovations
 - Conduct research on the process and methods of
   innovation (oriented research).
 - Provide input to the project for and guide the learning
   process on the use of participatory research and
   innovation methods in the Uzbekistan/Central Asian context
 - Provide guidance and supervision to PhD and MSc students
   in the project doing fieldwork on innovation related
   topics
 - Actively participate in project activities.

Start and duration:

>From 1 April 2008, for three years (subject to final approval of 
project funding)

Duty station:

Uzbekistan (Urgench) for 8-9 months per year (partly negotiable) and 
Bonn, Germany

Requirements:

 - Postgraduate University Degree (PhD preferred)
 - A publication record of former work in Central Asia or
   on relevant topics such as communication and innovation
   studies, participatory technology development, social
   learning approaches is an advantage
 - Research/Work experience in Uzbekistan and the Central
   Asian region preferred
 - Work experience in and knowledge of interdisciplinary
   research settings (natural-social science
   interdisciplinarity)
 - Experience with participatory approaches in development,
   as well as with setting up and conducting training
   programmes are a recommendation
 - Excellent writing skills in English
 - Uzbek and/or Russian language skills are a
   recommendation
 - Good team member and network builder

In case of equal suitability female candidates will be
preferred.

More information:
Background information available on request is the
executive summary of the third phase of the project, of
which this research is a component, and the text of the
relevant work package.

Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge
ZEF (Center for Development Research), Bonn, Germany
Department of Political and Cultural Change
Walter-Flex-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany
hornidge(a)uni-bonn.de
Phone: ++49-228-731731

*(salary depends on age, family status etc, for detailed
calculation see http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tv-l/west/

JOB- Senior Researcher, Innovation and Participatory Research, Khorezm, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Posted: Bernd Kuzmits <bkuzmits(a)uni-bonn.de>
31 Jan 2008


JOB- Senior Researcher, Innovation and Participatory Research, Khorezm

(salary scale TVL-13)*

Applications before 15 February 2008

Description:

The senior researcher will train, facilitate and supervise 
interdisciplinary research teams working on the development, 
introduction and trial of social and technical innovations for 
sustainable agricultural practices in the Khorezm region, Uzbekistan, 
using participatory research methods and with strong user and interest 
group involvement. The senior researcher will conduct research on the 
innovation process, for academic publication, and facilitate the 
overall learning process in the project for employing such methods and 
processes in the Uzbekistan/Central Asian context. The work is part of 
ZEF's long-term interdisciplinary research project on sustainable land 
and water use in the Khorezm province, Aral sea region (full project 
title Economic and Ecological Restructuring of Land and Water Use in 
the Khorezm Region (Uzbekistan): A Pilot Project in Development 
Research) http://www.khorezm.uni-bonn.de/).

Tasks:

 - Train, facilitate and supervise interdisciplinary
   research teams in the project organised around certain
   innovations
 - Conduct research on the process and methods of
   innovation (oriented research).
 - Provide input to the project for and guide the learning
   process on the use of participatory research and
   innovation methods in the Uzbekistan/Central Asian context
 - Provide guidance and supervision to PhD and MSc students
   in the project doing fieldwork on innovation related
   topics
 - Actively participate in project activities.

Start and duration:

>From 1 April 2008, for three years (subject to final approval of 
project funding)

Duty station:

Uzbekistan (Urgench) for 8-9 months per year (partly negotiable) and 
Bonn, Germany

Requirements:

 - Postgraduate University Degree (PhD preferred)
 - A publication record of former work in Central Asia or
   on relevant topics such as communication and innovation
   studies, participatory technology development, social
   learning approaches is an advantage
 - Research/Work experience in Uzbekistan and the Central
   Asian region preferred
 - Work experience in and knowledge of interdisciplinary
   research settings (natural-social science
   interdisciplinarity)
 - Experience with participatory approaches in development,
   as well as with setting up and conducting training
   programmes are a recommendation
 - Excellent writing skills in English
 - Uzbek and/or Russian language skills are a
   recommendation
 - Good team member and network builder

In case of equal suitability female candidates will be
preferred.

More information:
Background information available on request is the
executive summary of the third phase of the project, of
which this research is a component, and the text of the
relevant work package.

Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge
ZEF (Center for Development Research), Bonn, Germany
Department of Political and Cultural Change
Walter-Flex-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany
hornidge(a)uni-bonn.de
Phone: ++49-228-731731

*(salary depends on age, family status etc, for detailed
calculation see http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tv-l/west/

JOB- Russian Translator, Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia

Posted by: Jeff Erlich <jefferlich(a)efcentralasia.org>
Posted: 21 Jan 2008


JOB- Russian Translator, Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia

The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia <http://www.efcentralasia.org/>
seeks a part-time Russian-to-English translator and English-language editor.

The translator will be the final edit on professional-level
English-language publications. He or she will often need to respond on
short notice. Professional writing experience is highly valued, and
non-native speakers will only be considered if they have proven
writing and editing ability.

The translator can be based anywhere.

Please submit a letter of interest and a CV to jyldyz(a)eurasia.kg by
Monday January 28

Jeff Erlich
President
Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia
www.efcentralasia.org

JOB- Asst. Prof. in Int'l Relations (Russian Politics), Central European University, Budapest

Posted by: Matteo Fumagalli <Fumagallim(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 21 Jan 2008


JOB- Asst. Prof. in Int'l Relations (Russian Politics), Central European Univ.

Assistant Professor in International Relations (Russian Politics)
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

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 who specialize in Russian or Caucasian 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 2008.
Teaching responsibilities include three courses per year, plus
supervision of MA and PhD theses. 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 u.
9, Hungary (Fax: + 36 1 235-6135, e-mail: applications(a)ceu.hu). CONTACT:
Paul Rose, 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 February 1,
2008.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB- International and Comparative Politics Department, AUCA, Bishkek

Posted by: Bermet Tursunkulova <tursunkulova_b(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 21 Jan 2008


JOB- International and Comparative Politics Department, AUCA, Bishkek

The International and Comparative Politics Department (ICP) of the
American University of Central Asia (AUCA) is looking to fill a
teaching position to start in the Fall of 2008. Suitable applicants
should be:

 * Educated to preferably PhD level or minimally have a Masters Degree
   in Political Science or International Relations.
 * Proficient in English and computer skills

The teaching language will be in English and the successful applicant
must be able to commit to the position for at least two years.

ICP is one of the leading degree-granting (BA and with Honors)
programs of AUCA. The Department has successfully graduated seven
classes and is proud of the remarkable achievements of its graduates,
many of whom have gone on to further their education at other graduate
programs worldwide. The ICPs international faculty has been able to
maintain a consistently rigorous and almost completely English
language based program in politics, training students in free and
critical thinking, analytical skills, to be informed and open-minded
along with civic responsibilities.

Applicants with specializations in 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 Methods, Methods 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)

To apply:

Please send your CV, covering letter, teaching philosophy (not more
than 1000 words), a sample syllabus, and three Letters of Reference
(scanned copies are acceptable) to Dr. Bermet Tursunkulova at
tursunkulova_b(a)mail.auca.kg plus copies to biarslanov_n(a)mail.auca.kg
and human_resources(a)mail.auca.kg

The application deadline is February 15, 2008.

For further information and to learn about other vacancies please
visit our Web site: http://www.auca.kg/en/jobs


Dr. Bermet Tursunkulova
Chair
Department of International and Comparative Politics
American University -Central Asia
Abdymomunov 205, Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan 720040
tel.: 996 (312) 66-35-24

JOB- IWGIA Russia Project Coordinator on Indigenous Affairs

Posted by: Lola García-Alix <position(a)iwgia.org>
Posted: 13 Jan 2008


JOB- IWGIA Russia Project Coordinator on Indigenous Affairs

Russia Project Coordinator

The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) is seeking 
a Russia Project Coordinator to take up appointment as soon as 
possible, and invites applications from suitably qualified persons. 
This is a two-years contract position with the possibility of an 
extension. The project coordinator will be employed for a minimum of 
30 hours a week.

Duties and responsibilities: 
The Russia Project Coordinator will have the following duties and 
responsibilities: 
 * Implementation of projects in Russia 
 * Monitoring, evaluation and project support 
 * Analysis and project development 
 * Reporting on the Russia project to IWGIA's committees and board 
 * Fund raising 

The Russia Project Coordinator position is based in IWGIA's secretariat 
in Copenhagen but regular travel to the project areas is required. 

Qualification and skills required: 
 * A degree in social science 
 * Working experience from Russia and knowledge of Russian conditions 
 * Knowledge of indigenous peoples' issues in Russia 
 * Experience of project administration, coordination and reporting 
 * Experience in fund raising 
 * Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written Russian 
   and English 
 * Strong organizational and interpersonal skills 
 * Analytical ability 

The Project Coordinator must be able to take part in IWGIA's other 
activities, in cooperation with IWGIA's director, the other 
coordinators and the administrative staff. 

Submission of Applications:
Applications for this position will only be accepted in electronic 
format. The letter of application and CV must be in English. 
Applications should be sent to IWGIA's director, Lola García-Alix at 
position(a)iwgia.org

Further information about IWGIA, can be found at www.iwgia.org. For 
informal inquiries, please contact Lola García-Alix at (+45) 35 27 05 10
or Kathrin Wessendorf at (+45) 35 27 05 02 

Application Deadline: 28 January at 12 noon. 

Lola García-Alix
Classensgade 11 E
2100 København Ø
Danmark
Web: www.iwgia.org
Tel.: +45 35 27 05 00 Fax: +45 35 27 05 07 

JOB- ACDI/VOCA Kyrgyzstan, Deputy Chief of Party/Association Specialist

Posted by: Almazbek Aldayarov <almazbek(a)camfa.kg>
Posted: 13 Jan 2008


JOB- ACDI/VOCA Kyrgyzstan, Deputy Chief of Party/Association Specialist

For 43 years and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in 
developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. 
Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international 
development consultancy firm that delivers technical and management 
assistance in agribusiness systems, financial services, enterprise 
development and community development in order to promote broad-based 
economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has 
approximately 90 projects in 40 countries and revenues of 
approximately $90 million. 

We are currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party / Senior Association 
Specialist based in Kyrgyzstan for immediate placement. The DCOP will 
support the management of an on-going four-year project in Central 
Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan). The project 
focuses on expanding rural and agricultural lending services by 
strengthening national microfinance associations, credit unions, and 
other lenders that are willing to undertake innovative approaches to 
serving agricultural and rural areas. We are looking to fill this 
position as soon as possible. 

Responsibilities: 
 * provide overall management responsibility for Component I - 
   Financial Sector Growth
 * overall technical direction for the four Central Asian Microfinance 
   Associations (MFAs)
 * support to MFAs to develop business plans and financial projections
 * provide hands-on training and technical assistance to MFAs
 * assist in various trainings, study tours and conferences.
 * develop and monitor MFAs budgets
 * supervise and ensure all grants management practices strictly 
   adhere to all conditions and requirements with USAID 
 * participate in all MFA assessment activities and the Action Plans 
   development

Qualifications: 
 * minimum of 3 years experience in the association development, 
   microfinance, and training activities is required 
 * regional experience is required 
 * demonstrated proficiency in the field of people and project 
   management, strategic planning and monitoring & evaluation is preferred
 * familiarity with USAID procedures and policies is highly preferred 
 * proven track record of building relationships with associations, 
   governmental organizations as well as private organizations is required 
 * established track record of achieving results within difficult 
   working environments is preferred 
 * fluency in both English and Russian languages is required

How to Apply: 

Please apply by e-mailing to Ms. Bermet Imankulova, bermet(a)camfa.kg


Almazbek Aldayarov
IT Specialist
CAMFA II project, ACDI\VOCA
55 Suyumbaev str., Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Tel. 681608, 681557
Fax 681721

JOBS- Dept. of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies, Univ. of Athens

Posted by: Ioannis Grigoriadis <ing7(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 10 Jan 2008


JOBS- Dept. of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies, Univ. of Athens

Call for Declaration of Interest

The Department of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies, University of Athens is
intending to hire in the near future a number of scholars whose expertise
overlaps with the Department's current curriculum. For more information,
please consult the Department's website at http://www.turkmas.uoa.gr. 

Interested scholars are kindly requested to submit until 31 January 2008
their curriculum vitae (including publications), either by post (Department
of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies, University of Athens Kaplanon 6, Athens
GR-106 80, Greece), or by email to the attention of Ms. Aekaterini
Pavlopoulou (pavlocat(a)turkmas.uoa.gr).

The Acting President of the Department
Prof. Athanassios Markopoulos

JOB- Labor Solidarity Program Director, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Miriam Lanskoy <miriaml(a)ned.org>
Posted: 22 Dec 2007


JOB- Labor Solidarity Program Director, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
AFL-CIO
Field Staff Association Position

Job Title:      Country Program Director, Central Asia
Classification: I-a
Status:         Exempt

This position is based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.  

Selected candidate should be able to relocate by December 1, 2007.

Please note the following additional requirements:

 * This position will have supervisory responsibility for the 
   Kyrgyzstan office and program as well as for programs in Kazakhstan, 
   Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.  Some travel to Russia may also be required.
 * Excellent writing, and communications skills in English is required.
 * Basic to intermediate proficiency in Russian is strongly preferred.
 * Experience in teaching basic trade union principles and operations 
   as well as the role of democratic unions in economic transition.
 * Proven program management abilities.
 * Knowledge of international relations and trade union developments 
   in the U.S. and abroad.  
 * Trade union experience.

Summary of Position: The Country Program Director is responsible for 
the effective management of a field office and field programs.  S/he 
is the representative of the Solidarity Center and the AFL-CIO in the 
country and region of assignment.  S/he is thoroughly conversant with 
all aspects of regional program activities and current events relevant 
to the on-going political, economic, social and trade union 
developments in the country or region.  The Country Program Director 
has sound judgment and a good political sense that facilitate 
decision-making, particularly for times when headquarters cannot be 
reached for consultation.  S/he has a working knowledge of and 
experience in US Government regulations and procedures related to the 
funding and management of grants.

The Country Program Director designs and implements field programs.  
S/he draws on her/his experience to write persuasive concept papers 
and proposals and seek funding for programs that address the needs of 
the partner trade unions, the AFL-CIO, and the US strategy for the 
country or region.  S/he monitors programs for progress toward 
expected programmatic results as well as compliance with budget 
targets.   S/he keeps headquarters informed of significant 
developments in the country or region through periodic program reports 
and other forms of correspondence.

The Country Program Director works closely with AFL-CIO affiliates, 
the ITUC and its regional organizations, and the Global Union 
Federations, within approved communications guidelines, to facilitate 
their participation in Solidarity Center programs.  The Country 
Program Director provides logistical support for visitors from the 
Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO, affiliates, GUFs, the donor agency and/or 
other organizations.  S/he has the experience and presence necessary 
to represent accurately and effectively in public fora and in private 
meetings with donor organizations, partners, and other national and 
international organizations, the policies and programs of the 
Solidarity Center and the AFL-CIO.  S/he may be required to travel 
extensively within the region and is able to fill in for other Country 
Program Directors on a temporary or indefinite basis.

The Country Program Director manages the operations of the field 
office and supervises the local-hire field staff.  S/he may also 
direct the work of other expatriate staff in the field office. S/he 
ensures that the operations of the field office conform to the host 
country labor code and other pertinent laws.

The Country Program Director is responsible for compliance with 
Solidarity Center policies and US regulations governing grants.  S/he 
is expected to develop and maintain positive relationships with the 
appropriate personnel at the USAID mission and the US Embassy, and 
keep them informed about the Solidarity Center&#8217;s work in the country.  
S/he is also required to develop program ideas with USAID and the 
Embassy where possible.  The Country Program Director follows the 
evolution of country development strategies and ensures that USAID and 
the Embassy understand both the role of the labor movement in the 
development of the country, and the ways in which the Solidarity 
Center program contributes to and enhances their ability to accomplish 
their strategic objectives.                        

Basic Qualifications: A Country Program Director must have the ability 
to work independently and without supervision.  S/he must have 
extensive knowledge of international relations and trade union and 
socio-economic and political developments in the U.S. and abroad.  
Previous trade union experience, and/or experience in the Center as a 
Program Officer III or Senior Program Officer are required.  S/he must 
be capable of managing multiple assignments simultaneously and of 
making substantive decisions that have major effects on costs and 
completion of projects.  S/he must have, at a minimum, a bachelor&#8217;s 
degree in political science, international relations, labor relations 
or related fields and/or ten years equivalent work experience.  Good 
communications and writing skills are a must.  Computer literacy for 
word processing and simple spreadsheets is required.  S/he must have 
the ability to work and interact easily with a wide variety of people. 
Fluency in a foreign language is a plus and may be a requirement for 
some Country Program Director positions. 

Supervisor:  Regional Program Director for Asia/Europe

Specific Duties:

 * Oversee the day-to-day operations of the field office.
 * Recruit, select and supervise local hire staff.
 * Direct the work of other expatriates in the field office.
 * Ensure compliance of the office with Solidarity Center and AFL-CIO 
   policies and procedures and applicable donor and federal government 
   regulations.
 * Design, develop and implement country or regional programs, which 
   respond to the strategies, goals and objectives of the donor 
   organizations, the AFL-CIO and the Solidarity
Center&#8217;s partners in the field.
 * Initiate concept papers and program proposals and seek funding for same.
 * Prepare timely, well-written reports in accordance with the 
   deadline schedule.
 * Monitor program performance and results; discuss substantive 
   changes required with Program Officer/Regional Program Director.
 * Monitor program expenditures to meet budget targets.
 * Work closely with AFL-CIO affiliates to coordinate their 
   participation in Solidarity Center programs, within approved 
   communications guidelines.
 * Manage the logistics for field trips by Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO 
   and affiliate personnel;
 * Develop solid relationships with US government personnel in 
   country, and ensure they understand the role of labor in development 
   and of Solidarity Center programs in the context of their country strategy.
 * Share information on country conditions and labor issues as appropriate.
 * Provide assistance and support for program evaluations or audits of 
   field projects/offices.
 * Travel on a TDY basis to conduct and/or oversee program development 
   and implementation in other countries in the region.
 * Develop coalition-building contacts with national and international 
   labor, government and non-governmental
organizations in the country or region.
 * Perform other duties as assigned.

The duration of this position, as with all positions at the Solidarity 
Center, is contingent upon continued grant funding.  Normally a field 
assignment is at least three years but not more than six years, with 
the expectation of transfer to another post at the end of the assignment.

If interested, please send cover letter and résumé to:

Lisa Humphries
Solidarity Center
888 16th Street, N.W. Suite 400
Washington, D.C.  20006

E-mail: lhumphries(a)solidaritycenter.org
Fax: (202) 974-8266

The Solidarity Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and 
minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Only 
short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Closing date of application:  When filled.

JOBS- Russian North Caucasus, Youth Development Program, IREX Nalchik, Russia

Posted by: Noah Yarrow <nyarrow(a)irex.ru>
Posted: 20 Dec 2007


JOBS- Russian North Caucasus, Youth Development Program, IREX Nalchik, Russia

About IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership 
and innovative programs to improve the quality of education 
http://www.irex.org/education/index.asp, strengthen independent media 
http://www.irex.org/media/index.asp, and foster pluralistic civil 
society development http://www.irex.org/civilsociety/index.asp. 
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. For more information on IREX, please visit 
www.irex.org http://www.irex.org.

Open Positions:

1) Deputy Chief of Party &#8211; Russian citizen

IREX Nalchik seeks applicants for the position of Deputy Chief of 
Party in North Caucasus, Russia (Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria Republic) 
for a USAID-funded project to provide local youth with the training, 
networking, and development opportunities to improve their communities 
and reduce conflict in the North Caucuses region. The Deputy COP will 
work with the COP on day-to-day management of program activities.  
Prior experience working in the North Caucasus a plus.  Position 
requires travel throughout the North Caucasus, fluent/native Russian.    

Responsibilities and Duties
 * Manage and monitor program components including technical 
   assistance, grant-giving and ensure that the program meets proposed 
   objectives and targets; 
 * 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; 
 * 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. 

Applicants please write to yipp(a)irex.ru  subject "DCOP".  

2) IT/Media Specialist - Russian citizen

IREX Nalchik seeks an Information Technology and Media specialist to 
run training programs for youth on computer literacy and work with 
local media outlets on public access programming.  A successful 
applicant will have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office programs 
and multiple years of experience in computer or media 
education/instruction.  Experience with radio programming a plus.  
Position requires regular travel throughout the North Caucasus, 
fluent/native Russian.

Applicants please write to yipp(a)irex.ru  subject "IT/Media Specialist". 


3) Education Specialist - Russian citizen

IREX Nalchik seeks an Education specialist to design curriculum and 
implement trainings on peace education, civic leadership, tolerance 
and sports programming for youth.   Position requires a minimum of 5 
years experience leading similar trainings and experience in 
curriculum design.  Prior experience working in the North Caucasus a 
plus.  Position requires travel throughout the North Caucasus, 
fluent/native Russian.   
Applicants please write to yipp(a)irex.ru  subject "Ed Specialist".  


Noah Yarrow
Chief of Party, IREX
Youth Initiative for the Promotion of Peace
North Caucasus, Russia

JOB- Resident Director, American Councils, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Posted by: Jacob Smith <jsmith(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 15 Dec 2007


JOB- Resident Director, American Councils, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

American Councils for International Education is seeking a Resident
Director to supervise the Persian Flagship and Eurasian Regional
Language programs in Dushanbe, Tajikistan from late-August 2008 to
late-May 2009.

Requirements include:
 - Bachelor's degree or higher in Persian, Tajik, and/or Uzbek
   language or area studies or equivalent;
 - Advanced Persian, Tajik, and/or Uzbek skills -- written and oral
 - Knowledge of Russian is preferred;
 - Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Central Asia;
 - Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
 - Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling;
 - Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability; and
 - Experience teaching or developing curricula for Persian, Tajik,
   and/or Uzbek.

For more information and to apply please visit view the full position
description at http://www.americancouncils.org/employmentList.php and
visit our website at http://flagship.americancouncils.org/splash.php.
The closing date for this position is January 11, 2008.

JOB- Seeking Native Uighur Speakers

Posted by: Yvonne Prefontaine <yprefontaine(a)avantassessment.com>
Posted: 10 Dec 2007


JOB- Seeking Native Uighur Speakers

Avant Assessment is looking for native speakers of Uighur to work as 
target language experts (TLE) to help create reading and listening 
assessments on a contractual part-time basis.  TLEs will be 
responsible for locating and translating authentic texts, as well as 
rating them according to the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) 
scale.  TLEs must beself-directed, well organized with strong 
attention to detail and able to work from home. The compensation is 
competitive.To pursue this exciting opportunity, email a resume to: 
yprefontaine(a)avantassessment.com


Yvonne Préfontaine
Director, Test Development , USG
Avant Assessment (formerly Language Learning Solutions)
(720) 271-7073
yprefontaine(a)avantassessment.com
www.avantassessment.com

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

Posted by: Michael Koburger <koburger.michael(a)arcor.de>
Posted: 10 Dec 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. God 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- Executive Director, Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA)

Posted by: Jeff Erlich <jefferlich(a)efcentralasia.org>
Posted: 10 Dec 2007


JOB- Executive Director, Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA)

The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) mobilizes public and 
private resources to help citizens participate in building their 
future by strengthening their communities and improving their civic 
and economic wellbeing. More information can be found at www.efcentralasia.org

EFCA is seeking an Executive Director to oversee its program in 
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

The Executive Director will be the foundation's senior representative 
in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, overseeing a dynamic development 
program. He or she reports to EFCA's President. He or she will:

 * Develop programs based on the two countries' needs and funding 
   opportunities and consistent with EFCA's mission
 * Exercise financial and human resources management over three 
   offices in the two respective countries, one of which administers 
   programs in Ferghana valley.
 * Serve as the foundation's spokesperson in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

The successful candidate will have
 * Substantial management experience of international projects 
 * A strong understanding of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan's development 
   needs, and the ability to design and identify projects to address them 
 * Fluency in Russian and English; Tajik and Kyrgyz desired 

Citizens of Central Asian countries and abroad will be considered.

Candidates should send a resume and a cover letter which demonstrate 
that they have the proper background for this position to 
resume(a)efcentralasia.org, by December 14, 2007.  Refer to "Executive Director."


Jeff Erlich
President
Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia
7-727-250-1810, ext. 111
cell: 7-701-760-9267
skype: jeff_erlich
www.efcentralasia.org

JOB- Resident Director, American Councils, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

From Jacob Smith <jsmith(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 25 Nov 2007


JOB- Resident Director, American Councils, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

American Councils for International Education is seeking a Resident 
Director to supervise the Persian Flagship and Eurasian Regional 
Language Program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Requirements include:
 - Bachelor's degree or higher in Persian, Tajik, and/or Uzbek 
   language or area studies or equivalent;
 - Advanced Persian, Tajik, and/or Uzbek skills -- written and oral 
   (minimum "Level 3" as defined by the ILR scale);
 - Knowledge of Russian is preferred;
 - Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Central Asia;
 - Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
 - Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling; 
 - Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability; and
 - Experience teaching or developing curricula for Persian, Tajik, and/or Uzbek

For more information and to apply please visit view the full position 
description at http://www.americancouncils.org/employmentList.php and 
visit our website at http://flagship.americancouncils.org/splash.php.

JOB- Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Association Specialist, Bishkek, ACDI/VOCA

Posted by: Almazbek Aldayarov <almazbek(a)camfa.kg>
Posted: 25 Nov 2007


JOB- Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Association Specialist, Bishkek, ACDI/VOCA

For 43 years and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in 
developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. 
Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international 
development consultancy firm that delivers technical and management 
assistance in agribusiness systems, financial services, enterprise 
development and community development in order to promote broad-based 
economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has 
approximately 90 projects in 40 countries and revenues of 
approximately $90 million. 

We are currently seeking a Deputy Chief of Party / Senior Association 
Specialist based in Kyrgyzstan for immediate placement. The DCOP will 
support the management of an on-going four-year project in Central 
Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan). The project 
focuses on expanding rural and agricultural lending services by 
strengthening national microfinance associations, credit unions, and 
other lenders that are willing to undertake innovative approaches to 
serving agricultural and rural areas. We are looking to fill this 
position as soon as possible. 

Responsibilities:
 * provide overall management responsibility for Component I - 
   Financial Sector Growth
 * overall technical direction for the four Central Asian Microfinance 
   Associations (MFAs)
 * support to MFAs to develop business plans and financial projections
 * provide hands-on training and technical assistance to MFAs
 * assist in various trainings, study tours and conferences
 * develop and monitor MFAs budgets
 * supervise and ensure all grants management practices strictly 
   adhere to all conditions and requirements with USAID 
 * participate in all MFA assessment activities and the Action Plans 
   development

Qualifications:
 * minimum of 3 years experience in the association development, 
   microfinance, and training activities is required
 * regional experience is required
 * demonstrated proficiency in the field of people and project management, 
   strategic planning and monitoring & evaluation is preferred
 * familiarity with USAID procedures and policies is highly preferred
 * proven track record of building relationships with associations, 
   governmental organizations as well as private organizations is required
 * established track record of achieving results within difficult working 
   environments is preferred
 * fluency in both English and Russian languages is required

How to Apply: 
Please apply by e-mailing to Ms. Bermet Imankulova, bermet(a)camfa.kg

JOB- Office Manager, International and Comparative Politics Department, AUCA, Bishkek

Posted by: Bermet Tursunkulova <tursunkulova_b(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 19 Nov 2007


JOB- Office Manager, International & Comparative Politics Dept., AUCA, Bishkek

The American University of Central Asia is seeking an individual for 
the position of Office Manager for the International and Comparative 
Politics Department.

Requirements include:
 - Higher education &#8211; Bachelor's or Master's degree 
 - Fluency in English and Russian 
 - Computer literacy and knowledge of modern information technologies 
 - Good analytical skills and official document writing skills 
 - Ability to work with extensive information 

Salary will be based on experience and qualification. Interested 
candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume by November 
24, 2007.  Email documents to: human_resources(a)mail.auca.kg


Dr. Bermet Tursunkulova
Chair
Department of International and Comparative Politics
American University -Central Asia
Abdymomunov 205, Bishkek 720040
Kyrgyzstan
tel.: +996 (312) 66-35-24

JOB- Director of International Recruitment, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek

Posted by: Nikolay Biarslanov <nbiars(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 6 Nov 2007


JOB- Director of International Recruitment, AUCA, Bishkek

American University of Central Asia seeks a dynamic, experienced 
individual to serve as Director of International recruitment.  The 
candidate should ideally fit to the following criteria:

 - have excellent understanding of admissions process at higher 
   educational institutions;
 - have prior experience in education and/or admissions;
 - possess proven effective coordination, team building, networking, 
   and communication skills;
 - be a strategic thinker with ability to set/attain goals and 
   successfully implement solutions; a highly motivated self-starter with 
   the desire to make a difference;
 - have proactive customer service orientation; marketing, PR, sales 
   skills will be an added advantage;
 - be able to motivate, delegate and influence functional staff;
 - having a profound understanding of Central Asian and Kyrgyzstan 
   conditions will be an added advantage;
 - be fluent in English, Russian and have a working knowledge of Kyrgyz;
 - have excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office 
   packages; willingness and aptitude to for utilizing new technologies 
   is essential.

The Director of international recruitment will report to the Vice 
President for Academic Affairs.  The salary is competitive and 
commensurate with experience.  Please send cover letter and resume to 
human_resources(a)mail.auca.kg.  A review of applications will continue 
until the position is filled.


Nikolay Biarslanov
Director of International Affairs Office
American University - Central Asia
205, Abdumomunov str.
Bishkek, 720040
Kyrgyz Republic

Tel.: (996)-312-661091
Fax:  (996)-312-663302

JOB- Project Coordinator/Radio Editor-in-Chief/Director, Press Now Uzbek Radio Service

Posted by: Jobien Nienhuis for Elisabetta Plebani <nienhuis(a)pressnow.nl>
Posted: 4 Nov 2007


JOB- Project Coordinator/Radio Editor-in-Chief/Director, Press Now Uzbek Radio

From: Press Now
Posted: 19 October 2007

Press Now is an organization located in the Netherlands that supports 
independent media in conflict regions and transition countries, with 
the aim to promote the development of open and democratic societies. 
You can find more information on Press Now at our website: www.pressnow.nl.

Press Now is setting up a new offshore radio station for Uzbekistan. 
The radio station will be, initially, a one-hour-weekly broadcast of 
news, entertainment, reportage and other diverse Uzbekistan-focused 
programmes. The programme will be broadcasted into Uzbekistan from 
abroad via satellite in to mid-wave signals. Broadcasting will be done 
in Uzbek language. In the future the amount of languages within the 
programme might be expanded; for example to Russian and Tajik.

Besides the radio programme broadcast, a to-be-set-up website would 
support the station.


Press Now is seeking a Project coordinator / Radio Editor-in-Chief / 
Director for a new off-shore radio on / for Uzbekistan

The new off-shore radio project based in the Netherlands wishes to 
disseminate news from and for Uzbekistan. It aims to inform and raise 
awareness among its listeners by broadcasting professional, objective 
and non partisan radio programmes which gives a voice to the unheard 
majority of the population in Uzbekistan.

The radio project is a grassroots initiative and will start as a 
one-hour-weekly broadcast of news, entertainment and reportages of 
diverse Uzbekistan-focused programmes. Key words of the radio 
initiative are: professional, non partisan, independent, innovative, 
participatory and with special interest for the youth in Uzbekistan.

To realise this radio project, Press Now is currently seeking a 
project coordinator to set up the radio station. With expected success 
the coordinator could be editor-in-chief / director of the radio. 
Initially, she/he will be responsible for setting up the radio station 
first, and further manage the radio station as well as overseeing all 
editorial content. The task is not easy but very challenging and 
rewarding.  We are looking, therefore, for people with great 
enthusiasm, commitment and enough ambition to make the project reality.

Selection procedure starts in November 2007.

Tasks

Phase 1
 - Set up the radio programme
 - Develop strategy for project development
 - Manage the project, raise funds, and report on activities undertaken
 - Recruit and select a team and provide team building
 - Communicate and intermediate with Press Now, donors, team and all 
   other stakeholders

Phase 2
 - Provide leadership and direction for the production of the radio programme;
 - Coordinate between funding and partner organization representatives;
 - Play the leading role in fundraising for the Radio and in 
   negotiating with and building on the work of other donors in order to 
   achieve the maximum leverage of existing support;
 - Design/help designing sales strategies for advertisers;
 - Manage programme budget and expenditures;
 - Ensure that programme goals are met;
 - Oversee the general management and operational aspects of the Radio,
 - Supervise personnel and organise training for old and new staff;
 - Design and direct the development of the Radio's local and regional 
   strategy;
 - Prepare reports and regular briefings to the board and donors;
 - Effectively communicate the Radio's goals and strategies to the staff;
 - Represent the Radio at conferences and events;

Qualifications

(NOTE: in order not to discourage people to apply for the 2 phases 
separately; for the first phase of the project it is not necessary to 
have all qualifications which are specifically relevant for an editor in chief)

 - Preferably five years experience in radio journalism and radio 
   production (plus website journalism - it is an advantage);
 - Have (at least some) knowledge of media market in and around Uzbekistan;
 - Have (at least some) understanding/experience with PR-marketing 
   activities and campaigns;
 - Experience as chief-editor and manager;
 - Budgeting and financial management skills;
 - Experience negotiating with stakeholders;
 - Experience in covering news on Uzbekistan and knowledge on current 
   affairs in Uzbekistan and related countries;
 - Strong computer skills as well as radio broadcast technique, sound 
   editing skills and new media;
 - Outstanding communication and problem solving skills;
 - Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and the 
   ability to meet deadlines;
 - Ability to manage a network of fist-tier correspondents and 
   stringers throughout Uzbekistan;
 - Keen understanding of the demands of radio and its potential listeners;
 - Commitment to covering human rights issues;
 - Commitment to high ethical standards of journalism;
 - Relevant educational degree;
 - Fluent in Uzbek and English (Russian is an advantage), preferably 
   in spoken and written language;
 - Ready to work in the Netherlands.

We offer

 - A challenging project
 - Professional assistance and expertise
 - Working within an international context
 - A chance to make a difference
 - An opportunity to make Uzbekistan's media landscape more multiform
 - A swift career development
 - A salary to be discussed

If interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to Press 
Now before 12 November 2007 to programme coordinator Betta Plebani at: 
plebani(a)pressnow.nl

This position is open until we find a suitable candidate.

JOB: Position in Cultural Anthropology, Russia/Eurasia, Miami Univ.

Posted by: Kathleen E. Durham Erbaugh <durhamke(a)muohio.edu> 
Posted: 23 Oct 2007


Employment
Cultural Anthropology

Miami University (Ohio): The Department of Anthropology invites 
applications for a tenure-track position in cultural anthropology 
beginning in August 2008.

Candidates for this position should have regional expertise in Russia 
or Eurasia, with ongoing research in economic, political, or urban 
anthropology preferred. Rank open: Assistant, Associate, Full 
Professor. For appointment as associate professor, require 
demonstrated excellence in teaching and established record of 
scholarly research.  For appointment as tenured, full professor, 
require established record of teaching, research and service 
appropriate for appointment to the rank of full professor with tenure 
at Miami University.  See 
http://casnov1.cas.muohio.edu/havighurstcenter/, the Havighurst Center 
for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, for resources outside the 
Department of Anthropology.  


The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper division 
undergraduate courses; maintain an active research program and involve 
undergraduates in research; seek external funding; and provide service 
to the university and the profession. Ph.D. in anthropology required 
by time of appointment. Required qualities include: excellence in 
teaching, ability to contribute to a four-field department, and 
ongoing research.  The Anthropology program has existed at Miami for 
over fifty years, and became an independent department in 2002. 


See http://www.units.muohio.edu/anthropology/ for more information 
about the department. Our mission is to generate, transmit and 
disseminate the cultural and evolutionary knowledge developed in 
anthropology's four fields. The department has 8 F.T.E. faculty 
members and four full-time Visiting Assistant Professors. Several 
faculty have joint appointments with other departments or programs 
including the Center for American and World Cultures 
http://www.cawc.muohio.edu/, the International Studies Program 
http://www.cas.muohio.edu/itsweb/, the Latin American Studies Program 
http://www.cas.muohio.edu/lasweb/, the Institute of Environmental 
Studies, the Department of Sociology and Gerontology, and the 
Department of Zoology.  


Applicants should send a cover letter detailing teaching and research, 
curriculum vitae, a writing sample, summary evidence of teaching 
excellence, and the names and contact information, including e-mail 
addresses, for three references to: Cultural, Linguistic and 
Biological Anthropology Searches c/o Dr. Linda F. Marchant, Chair, 
Department of Anthropology, Miami University, 164 Upham Hall, Oxford, 
OH 45056; 513-529-8399; marchalf(a)muohio.edu. The deadline for 
submission of applications for this position is Friday, October 26, 2007.


Miami University is among the nation's premier public institutions, 
widely recognized for the strengths of its academic programs and 
vibrant co-curricular programming. Miami University ranked 27th among 
the top public universities in the nation, in the August 2007 U.S. 
News and World Report. The main, residential campus in Oxford enrolls 
over 15,000 students. The community of Oxford, with a population of 
12,000, is in southwest Ohio, 45 minutes from Cincinnati. See 
http://www.miami.muohio.edu/ for more information about the university. 


Miami University is an EOE/AA employer. Campus Crime and Safely Report 
- www.muohio.edu.righttoknow Hard copy upon request. Miami University 
prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference 
and gender identity/expression and offers same-sex domestic partner 
benefits. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

JOB- Asst./Assoc./Full Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Russia/Eurasia, Miami U. of Ohio

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin(a)PRINCETON.EDU>
Posted: 22 Oct 2007


JOB- Asst/Assoc/Full Prof of Cultural Anthropology, Russia/Eurasia, Miami Univ.

Employment
Cultural Anthropology

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor to teach introductory and upper division
undergraduate courses in cultural anthropology; maintain an active research
program and involve undergraduates in research; seek external funding; and
provide service to the university and the profession.  Require: Ph.D. in
anthropology required by time of appointment; regional expertise in Russia
or Eurasia; excellence in teaching; ability to contribute to a four-field
department, regional interests that complement existing faculty expertise.  

Desire: research experience and continuing research in language and culture.
Applicants should send a cover letter detailing teaching and research,
curriculum vitae, a writing sample, summary evidence of teaching excellence,
and the names and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three
references to: Cultural, Linguistic and Biological Anthropology Searches c/o
Dr. Linda F. Marchant, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Miami University,
164 Upham Hall, Oxford, OH 45056; 513-529-8399; marchalf(a)muohio.edu. 

Screening of applications begins October 15, 2007 with a deadline of
November 16, 2007.  Candidates whose applications are received by November
1, 2007, may be contacted for prearranged interviews at the AAA meetings in
Washington, D.C.   

For more information,  http://www.units.muohio.edu/anthropology/.  Miami
University is an EOE/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to
apply.

JOB- Program Officer for Central Eurasia Project, Open Society Institute

Posted by: Virginia Moracho <vmoracho(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 19 Oct 2007


JOB- Program Officer for Central Eurasia Project, Open Society Institute

Position Available
Program Officer for Central Eurasia Project
October 2007

The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant 
democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To 
achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies that assure 
greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and 
safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, OSI implements a range 
of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and 
independent media. At the same time, OSI builds alliances across 
borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of 
information. OSI places a high priority on protecting and improving 
the lives of marginalized people and communities.

Investor and philanthropist George Soros in 1993 created OSI as a 
private operating and grantmaking foundation to support his 
foundations in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. 
Those foundations were established, starting in 1984, to help 
countries make the transition from communism. OSI has expanded the 
activities of the Soros foundations network to encompass the United 
States and more than 60 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin 
America. Each Soros foundation relies on the expertise of boards 
composed of eminent citizens who determine individual agendas based on 
local priorities.

Working under the supervision of the Director of the Central Eurasia 
Project and Middle East Initiatives of the Open Society Institute, the 
Program Officer will have the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

 * Provide program and administrative support to the Director of CEP 
   and the Director of Advocacy and Grants.
 * Review, research, and evaluate grant proposals, letters, and 
   reports of various CEP grantees.
 * Work with Director to help develop comprehensive strategies for 
   grantmaking and advocacy in the region.
 * Conduct necessary correspondence with grantees at all stages of 
   grant process.
 * Prepare grant docket for selection committee review.
 * Plan and develop annual budget for CEP in conjunction with Director.
 * Evaluate annual budgets and strategies, monthly transaction 
   reports, audit reports, and various other legal and grant 
   documentation.
 * Under supervision of Director, develop, execute, and coordinate 
   special projects as required.  Provide occasional program and 
   administrative support to other projects.
 * Monitor civil society and NGO development in priority sectors of the 
   region.
 * Conduct Pre-grant inquiries for all grant applicants.
 * Complete Grant SQL (grant-processing program) entries for all grant 
   applicants.
 * Monitor grantees, provide reporting guidelines, review interim and 
   final financial and narrative reports.
 * Work alongside OSI-NY Grants Management (GM) Department to ensure 
   all grantees are in compliance with U.S. law and GM requirements.
 * Assist in the preparation of annual budget in collaboration with 
   Director and departmental staff; review budget variance reports on a 
   regular basis.
 * Work alongside OSI-NY Finance Dept. to ensure all regional 
   budgeting and accounting is in compliance with OSI Finance Department 
   requirements.
 * Process payments and transfers using OSI software: administrative 
   payments, program payments, grant payments, and expense reports.
 * Compose consultancy contracts and ensure that payments are 
   processed and sent in a timely manner.
 * Engage in research and other projects as needed.  Assist Director 
   with relevant projects upon request.

Requirements:

 * Advanced degree, Masters or above;
 * Knowledge of and relevant experience working in Central Eurasia and 
   Caucasus;
 * Experience working with NGOs, international organizations, and/or 
   grant-making institutions;
 * Excellent written and verbal English language skills;
 * Advanced Russian language skills; other languages a plus, 
   specifically Middle Eastern languages;
 * Excellent organizational skills, particularly the ability to 
   effectively manage and compile disparate pieces of data.
 * High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently, as 
   well as commitment to working as a member of a team;
 * Attentive to detail and able to work well under pressure;
 * Extensive computer skills (expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel, 
   Access and databases required);
 * Ability to travel as required.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefit package.

Start Date: Immediately

To Apply: E-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements, before 
October 31, 2007, to:

humanresources(a)sorosny.org

Include job code in subject line: PO/CEA

OR

Open Society Institute
Human Resources Code PO/CEA
400 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019

No phone calls, please.  The Open Society Institute is an Equal 
Opportunity Employer.


Virginia Moracho
Human Resources Recruitment Specialist
Open Society Institute
(212) 548-0186
E-mail:  vmoracho(a)sorosny.org

JOB- OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Deputy Director, Re-Advertisment

Posted by: Tim Epkenhans <t.epkenhans(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 19 Oct 2007


JOB- OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Deputy Director, Re-Advertisment

Position Announcement/Re-Advertisement:

OSCE Academy
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek seeks a qualified candidate for the 
following position:

Deputy Director

Starting Date: December 2007/January 2008

Duties:

The Deputy Director works closely with the director of the OSCE and 
acts for the director in case of absence. She/he represents the OSCE 
Academy in public and maintains contacts with partner organizations 
and official institutions in accord with the director. She/he is 
responsible for administrative issues as well as the three components 
of the Academy's professional activities: Professional training, the 
"Master of Political Science (Central Asia)" study program and 
research. She/he arranges and personally engages in professional 
training and research projects. She/he is actively involved in the 
administrative and academic planning of the Academy.  The post of the 
Deputy Director is foreseen as full-time (40 hours/per week) and not 
compatible with other jobs. She/he holds the citizenship of 
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan.

Required Qualification:

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

Preferred Qualification:

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

Salary and Benefits:

Open to negotiation.

Application Procedure:

Application documents have to include (1) a cover letter indicating 
motivation and experience, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) two current 
letters of recommendation indicating the complete name, title and 
contact information for each referee, (4) graduate transcripts (copy).

Deadline:

The complete set of application documents should be received by 
15.11.2007 to receive full consideration.

ATTENTION: This is a re-advertisement for administrative reasons. 
Previous applications will be considered by the search committee and 
do not have to be submitted again.

Application documents have to be sent to:

OSCE Centre in Bishkek
Subject: Deputy Director OSCE Academy
Mr. Lilian Darii
139 Toktogul St.
720001 Bishkek
KYRGYZSTAN

Application documents or questions might be submitted also by e-mail 
to deputy2007(a)osce-academy.net. Attachments should not exceed 2 MB.
Please, always indicate "Deputy Director" in the subject line.

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

Dr. Tim Epkenhans
Director
OSCE Academy
Bishkek - Kyrgyz Republic

JOBS- Faculty Positions, Dept. of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies, University of Athens

Posted by: Ioannis Grigoriadis <ing7(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 3 Oct 2007


JOBS- Faculty Positions, Dept. of Turkish & Modern Asian Studies, U. of Athens

The Department of Turkish & Modern Asian Studies, University of Athens 
will recruit five (5) faculty members in the following areas of specialization:

1) Turkey: Civilization and Society (Rank: Reader or Senior Lecturer)

2) Modern & Contemporary History of Central Asian Peoples (Rank: 
Reader or Senior Lecturer)

3) Linguistics: Typology of Asian Languages (Rank: Senior Lecturer or Lecturer)

4) Turkish Language and Literature (Rank: Senior Lecturer or Lecturer) 

5) Turkey & the Middle East (Rank: Lecturer)

Candidates should be EU citizens and hold a PhD in a topic relevant to 
an area of specialization.  They should also demonstrate excellence in 
teaching and scholarship.  Greek is the language of instruction at the 
University of Athens, so fluency in Greek is also required.

The deadline for all applications is 29 October 2007.

For more information, please contact Ms. Katerina Pavlopoulou 
(tel. +30-210-3637 947 email: pavlocat(a)turkmas.uoa.gr)

JOB- Teacher Preparation Manager for Afghanistan Higher Education

Posted by: Stephanie Schott <sschott(a)aed.org>
Posted: 2 Oct 2007


JOB- Teacher Preparation Manager for Afghanistan Higher Education

Job Description

Position: Academic Specialist- Teacher Preparation Manager for 
   Afghanistan Higher Education Project (Indiana University Center for 
   Social Studies and International Education).
Position Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Position Duration: The duration of this position is expected to be 
   10/01/2007 to 09/30/2009
Supervisor: Terrence C. Mason
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Project Duration: The duration of this project is expected to be 
   01/23/2006 to 01/31/2011.
Expected start date of position is no later than October 1, 2007. 
   Continuation in the position is based on satisfactory job performance 
   and continued funding.

Project Summary: The Afghanistan Higher Education Project (HEP) 
contributes to USAID's Strategic Objective to rehabilitate and 
strengthen the capacity of the education system of Afghanistan by 
focusing on improved teaching and capacity building at the tertiary 
level resulting in improved quality pre-service and in-service teacher 
education for secondary school teachers.

Essential Job Functions:
 * Train higher education faculty in the organization of a teacher 
   education program, and teaching methodology.
 * Organize regional or national association of teacher education in 
   Afghanistan.
 * Develop subject matter content and curriculum and pedagogy 
   expertise among faculty participating in the project Consult with 
   curriculum and pedagogy experts to develop content
 * Assume a leadership role in teacher education program development; 
   monitor and evaluate the Teacher Preparation Training program
 * Author regular reports for supervisor and USAID
 * With assistant, arrange facilities, housing, and transportation for 
   yearly workshops at 3 hub universities
 * Coordinate with other programs in the Higher Education Project

Education: Graduate Degree, Ph.D. preferred in curriculum and instruction.

Experience: Professional development experience. Work as teacher 
educator or coordinator and management of educational programs is 
preferred. Knowledge of the organization of secondary teacher 
education programs. Experience teaching a content area within a 
secondary teacher education program. Participation in national, state, 
or local education organizations preferred.  Fluent English is 
essential; knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto is helpful.

To Apply: Send vita and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Terrence C. 
Mason, Center for Social
Studies and International Education 2805 E. 10th Street, Room 140, 
Bloomington, IN 47408 USA.
tmason(a)indiana.edu

Please contact Dr. Mason if you have questions.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Stephanie Schott
International Recruitment Specialist
Academy for Educational Development
1825 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009-5721
Phone: 202-884-8342
Fax: 202-884-8491
E-mail: sschott(a)aed.org 
Web site: www.aed.org 

JOB- Country Director, Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Elina Karakulova <elina.karakulova(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 27 Sep 2007


JOB- Country Director, Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), Kyrgyzstan

Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) is currently seeking to 
recruit a highly motivated Kyrgyzstan national for the post of Country 
Director in our Bishkek office.

IWPR strengthens local journalism in areas of conflict. By training 
reporters, facilitating dialogue and providing reliable information, 
it supports peace, democracy and development in societies undergoing 
trough crisis and change.

Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Closing date: October 12, 2007

Description: The Country Director will run IWPR's editorial and 
training projects in Kyrgyzstan and manage the office in Bishkek.

Main duties and responsibilities:
 - Manage IWPR's media projects in Kyrgyzstan ensuring program goals are met
 - Commission and edit articles from local journalists in Kyrgyzstan 
   under the direction of the editorial team of IWPR in London.
 - Organize regular training meetings with journalists in Kyrgyzstan 
   with the participation of representatives of non-governmental 
   organisations and local media activists, as part of IWPR's projects in 
   Kyrgyzstan,.
 - Manage IWPR's Bishkek office and report on monthly office expenses 
   and narrative reports to Programme Manager in Bishkek
 - Represent IWPR in Kyrgyzstan to donors, editors, NGOs, government 
   and international organizations and to lead IWPR's fundraising 
   activities in Kyrgyzstan. Work with other IWPR staff in the region to 
   coordinate cross-border editorial and educational projects.
 - Promote IWPR's output from throughout Kyrgyzstan to local and 
   regional media.

Skills Required:
 - At least three years experience in media and civil society sectors. 
 - Relevant university degree
 - Strong organizational and leadership skills; experience in grant management
 - Fluent Russian and English; good knowledge of Kyrgyz is an asset.
 - Strong writing and computer skills.
 - Thorough knowledge of the media and NGO sector in Kyrgyzstan and the region.

To apply, send a brief CV and cover letter to Kumar Bekbolotov at: 
hr.iwprcentralasia(a)gmail.com


Elina Karakulova, Editor
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
www.iwpr.net
+ 996 (312) 62 78 21 ext. 105

JOB- Professor of Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Harvard University

Posted by: Michael David Graskemper <graskemp(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 18 Sep 2007


JOB- Professor of Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Harvard University

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University seeks to make a 
full-time professorial appointment in Contemporary Islamic Thought and 
Life to be jointly situated in the Committee on the Study of Religion 
and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.  We 
strongly favor making a senior appointment, but we would also consider 
exceptionally qualified candidates at the assistant or associate 
level. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2008.

The candidate should demonstrate a deep understanding of the 
intellectual and religious discourses of one or more contemporary 
Muslim societies in their cultural, social, political, and historical 
contexts. We understand religious and intellectual discourses in the 
broadest sense, including, but not limited to, contemporary 
literature, theology, ritual, ethics, political thought, and social 
practice.  The candidate should have high proficiency in using 
relevant contemporary and historical texts, including foundational 
texts of the Islamic tradition, in their original languages.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate 
and graduate students and to participate in the broader religious 
studies and Islamic studies communities at Harvard.

Candidates whose applications are received by November 1, 2007 will 
receive full consideration.

Applicants should submit a letter to the search committee discussing 
their interest in the position, their qualifications, their research, 
and their teaching interests and experience. In addition, they should 
submit a full curriculum vitae. Materials should be sent to: Chair of 
the Search Committee, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies 
Program, Harvard University, One Bow Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.

Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer 
and strongly encourages applications from and nominations of women and 
minority candidates.


Michael David Graskemper
Program Administrator 
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
Harvard University
One Bow Street, 324 & 325
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.495.3347 & 617.495.3379

JOBS- Chief of Party, Asia, Middle East, Africa - Academy for Educational Development (AED)

Posted by: Stephanie Schott <sschott(a)smtp.aed.org>
Posted: 17 Sep 2007


JOBS- Chief of Party, Asia, Middle East, Africa - Acad. for Educ. Development

Academy for Educational Development (AED) is seeking: Chief of Party 
(2 positions) Asia, Middle East, Africa

Project Summary:
Through the Financial Integration, Economic Leveraging, Broad-based 
Dissemination and Support Project (FIELD-Support), AED will work with 
USAID to promote economic growth and improve the financial security of 
poor households and businesses by strengthening financial and business 
support systems and their ability to access those systems. This 
includes work at every level, from the regulatory environment, down 
through linkages to value chains, to financial service providers, to 
the products they offer, to educating poor households and micro- and 
small-enterprise clients. The objective of FIELD Support is to have 
clients who know what they want, who have access to a range of 
products and services offered by honest, sustainable service providers 
that can deliver services in a wide range of settings.

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the FIELD-Support Home Office Coordinator, and 
supported by technical and management staff in AED's home office, the 
Chief of Party (COP) will provide leadership and direction for 
FIELD-Support Associate Awards in post-conflict countries or other 
challenging environments, manage partner organization coordination, 
and maintain close liaison with USAID and a variety of other 
interested stakeholders. The Chief of Party will supervise expatriate, 
third country national and local staff and consultants, and the 
activities of FIELD partner organizations.

Essential Job Functions: 
 - Lead the program's strategic, financial, and operational planning, 
   including the annual work planning process and development of an 
   appropriate exit strategy;
 - Ensure that efficient systems to support all aspects of the project 
   (including sub-grant management, financial, capacity building and 
   performance monitoring and reporting) are in place and support the 
   effective use of program resources in compliance with USAID 
   regulations and AED policies;
 - Oversee the monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management activities;
 - Fully inform AED Headquarters on all matters relating to the 
   project and maintain appropriate links with partners* home/country 
   offices, as necessary;
 - Coordinate regular reporting to and communication with the 
   Washington, DC-based AED LWA team and ensure timely project compliance 
   with all reporting and financial requirements of USAID;
 - Receive and respond to guidance from the USAID Cognizant Technical 
   Office (CTO); review, report, and certify performance results of all 
   partners to USAID;
 - Ensure accurate and proactive dissemination of information about 
   the Project.

Education: Master degree required or other advanced degree.

Experience: 10+ year(s) of relevant experience required

Specific Knowledge Requirements:
 - Advanced degree in Business Administration, Economic or 
   International Development, Development Management, Agricultural or 
   Development Economics, Program Management, or Conflict Resolution;
 - Minimum of 8-10 years experience managing overseas, multi-partner 
   development programs, especially USAID-funded programs;
 - Strong background in Microfinance and Small Medium Enterprise Development; 
 - Experience Enterprise Development, including value-chain programming; 
 - Experience in managing multi-million dollar projects with local and 
   international partners;
 - Experience working in conflict and/or post-conflict settings or 
   other complex environments. 
 - Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, management, and budgeting.

Please send cover letter and resume by October 15th, 2007 to 
field(a)aed.org and reference above position.  Due to the volume of 
applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

JOB- Analyst in the Strategy and Research Department, Eurasian Development Bank

Posted by: Evgeny Vinokurov <Vinokurov_EY(a)eabr.org>
Posted: 11 Sep 2007


JOB- Analyst in the Strategy and Research Department, Eurasian Development Bank

The Eurasian Development Bank, established in 2006, intends to hire an 
Analyst in the Strategy and Research Department.  The position is 
based at Almaty headquarters of the bank.  Applicants should be Kazakh 
or Russian nationals.

Responsibilities:
 - participation in drafting of various analytical papers
 - research on  the issues of development and regional integration
 - industry and country research for the bank's project activities
 - statistical analysis

Requirements:
 - Master degree, PhD preferred
 - Excellent Russian writing skills
 - Fluent English
 - Publication record preferred
 - Knowledge of statistical and other analytical software

 - Relevant working experience in academia, government, or business.

We offer:
 - competitive remuneration
 - social package
 - dynamic working environment and career opportunities

Please send your CV and motivation letter to Evgeny Vinokurov, 
Strategy and Research Department, at vinokurov_ey(a)eabr.org. Thank you 
very much in advance!

Best regards,
Evgeny Vinokurov

Strategic Planning Coordinator
Strategy and Research Department
Eurasian Development Bank
vinokurov_ey(a)eabr.org
Abdullinykh-Str. 56, Almaty 050000,  Kazakhstan
Tel. +7 727 2444044 (ext.6146), fax + 727 2914263, +7 727 2446570

JOBS- Two Central Eurasia-Related Positions, National Endowment for Democracy

Posted by: Miriam Lanskoy <miriaml(a)ned.org>
Posted: 10 Sep 2007


JOBS- Two Central Eurasia-Related Positions, National Endowment for Democracy

I) Program Officer for Europe and Eurasia  

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, 
private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support 
freedom around the world, seeks a Program Officer with its Europe and 
Eurasia team, specializing in Central and Eastern Europe.  The 
position is based in Washington, D.C.

The Program Officer will work with the regional director and program 
staff to develop and manage the NED's grants program in the region, 
develop the Endowment's strategy for Central and Eastern Europe with a 
particular emphasis on cross-border funding opportunities, set 
priorities, and monitor and evaluate discretionary and core institute 
projects in the region. 

Specific duties of the Program Officer will include:

 * Assessing proposals and drafting and editing board summaries of 
   successful proposals to present at quarterly Board meetings; 
 * Traveling to the region on a regular basis to identify and work 
   with potential new grantees;
 * Monitoring and providing compliance assistance to existing grantees;
 * Attending relevant internal and external meetings; 
 * Tracking political developments in the region;
 * Maintaining contacts with organizations and individuals in 
   Washington working on the region.

Applicants should have the following qualifications:

 * A Master's level education or equivalent knowledge in International 
   Affairs, Politics or a related discipline;
 * At least 4 years of experience in democracy related work;
 * In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in Central Europe 
   and Eurasia;
 * Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and 
   Russian, and preferably another East European language; 
 * Proficiency in the use of MS Office;
 * High degree of organization and initiative;
 * Experience in financial monitoring and reporting;
 * Knowledge of program evaluation techniques;
 * Excellent staff, office management and interpersonal skills.

NED offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The NED is an 
equal opportunity employer.  For more information please see 
http://www.ned.org.

Please send a cover letter and resume to "Europe and Eurasia Program 
Officer Search" at jobs(a)ned.org  
Acknowledgements and responses will be sent only to applications under 
active consideration  


II) Program Assistant for Europe and Eurasia

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, 
private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support 
freedom around the world, seeks Program Assistant with its Europe and 
Eurasia team.  The position is based in Washington, D.C. 

The Program Assistant will provide administrative support to Europe 
and Eurasia Programs staff.

Specific duties of the Program Assistant will include:

 * Assisting the Programs staff with general administrative duties;
 * Researching information about potential grantees and current 
   political developments on the continent; 
 * Maintaining contacts with grantees;
 * Organizing meetings for visiting grantees; 
 * Providing support for considering and awarding grants to 
   nongovernmental organizations working on democracy-building programs 
   in Europe and Eurasia.

Applicants should have the following qualifications:

 * Bachelor's degree in relevant field;  
 * Knowledge of the political and social issues in the region required;
 * Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Russian 
   or another East European language;
 * Administrative support experience preferred;
 * Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task;
 * MS Office Skills are required.

NED offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
The NED is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information please see http://www.ned.org.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Eurasia Program Assistant 
Search at  jobs(a)ned.org  
Acknowledgements and responses will be sent only to applications under 
active consideration.  

JOB- Project Coordinator, Social Research Center, AUCA, Bishkek

Posted by: Alexander I. Pugachev <pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 10 Sep 2007


JOB- Project Coordinator, Social Research Center, AUCA, Bishkek

Job Announcement
Position: Project Coordinator for the Social Research Center
Place: Social Research Center, AUCA

The Social Research Center at American University of Central Asia is 
seeking an individual for a full-time position of Project Coordinator. 
This is a very stimulating and challenging  position with considerable 
opportunities for creativity, grantsmanship, and collaborative work 
with the AUCA and external researchers.

Major Responsibilities:
 - Manage small-sized research, education and advocacy projects in SRC
 - Maintain dialogue with existing stakeholders and establish contacts 
   with new donors
 - Assist in development of concept papers, detailed research 
   proposals and budgets
 - Investigate funding opportunities and identify target sources of 
   financing to support new research projects
 - Assist in development of financial reports to donors about ongoing 
   and completed projects
 - Keep records of funding as well as grant proposals and monitor timelines
 - Assist in organization of roundtables, forums and public lectures 
   to promote open dialogue and communication between academia, 
   government, civil society, and business

Qualifications:

Applicants should have:

Education: Master's degree in any discipline of social sciences

Experience: Professional experience with at least 3 years of experience in
project design and management.

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

Skills: Strong fund-raising skills
Strong analytical and writing skills
Sound communication, presentation and negotiation skills

Other: Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to handle multiple 
tasks and work as a team member.

Information on organization: The Social Research Center (SRC) was 
established in October 2005 ar American University of Central Asia. 
Its mission is to promote the long-lasting development of principals 
and practices of democracy, free market, rule of law, and social 
equality in Kyrgyzstan through research, publications, 
interdisciplinary studies, conferences, roundtables, and networking. 
One of strategic goals of SRC is to improve and contribute to 
policy-making process in Kyrgyzstan by carrying out policy analysis 
and research, fostering substantive policy dialogue between 
government, academia, civil society, and business. For more detailed 
information about SRC, please visit our website at www.src.auca.kg

All interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter, stating 
the reasons in the announced position, and (2) a resume that clearly 
states professional and educational experiences. These documents 
should be e-mailed to a_konokbaeva(a)mail.auca.kg. The deadline for 
submitting the documents is 5 p.m. (Bishkek time), September 15th, 2007.

JOB- Chief of Party for the Afghanistan Higher Education Project, AED

Posted by: Stephanie Schott <sschott(a)smtp.aed.org>
Posted: 10 Sep 2007


JOB- Chief of Party for the Afghanistan Higher Education Project, AED

The Academy for Educational Development (AED) is seeking a Chief of 
Party for the Afghanistan Higher Education Project. The Chief of Party 
(COP) is responsible for providing overall technical oversight and 
management leadership to the project.  The COP will lead a team of 60 
professional and support staff, which comprises the project management 
and implementation team.  The COP is the prime contact for 
USAID/Afghanistan and the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) 
counterparts and will work closely with USAID and MOHE officials to 
implement all project activities. The COP is also responsible for 
ensuring that the project meets its goals and obligations in a timely 
fashion.  The ideal candidate will have experience in higher 
education, teacher professional development, and USAID project 
management.  Masters in one of the following or related fields: 
Curriculum & Teaching, Education, Education Planning, Education Policy 
and Educational Administration required or equivalent combination of 
education and work experience.  Doctorate preferred.  15 year(s) of 
relevant experience required.  Expertise in higher education 
administration, secondary teacher professional development and/or 
higher education faculty development required.  Fluent English; 
Dari/Pashto a plus.  COP will manage a staff of 30+ people, located in 
Kabul Afghanistan and surrounding regional areas.

Interested applicants should send resume with cover letter to email: 
employ(a)aed.org. Please put in subject Chief of Party 
Afghanistan/state.  We thank all individuals for their interest in 
AED; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

Stephanie Schott
International Recruitment Specialist
Academy for Educational Development
1825 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009-5721
Phone: 202-884-8342
Fax: 202-884-8491
E-mail: sschott(a)aed.org 
Web site: www.aed.org 

JOB- Program Officer for Central Asia and Turkey, The Christensen Fund

Posted by: The Christensen Fund <resumes(a)christensenfund.org>
Posted: 6 Sep 2007


JOB- Program Officer for Central Asia and Turkey, The Christensen Fund

Job Announcement
Program Officer for Central Asia and Turkey

September 2007

The Position

The Program Officer for Central Asia and Turkey is an existing 
position that will become vacant at The Christensen Fund on December 
31st 2007.  The opportunity is to lead further development of a 
significant portfolio of grantees working in the mountain regions of 
West Central Asia around bio-cultural diversity issues.

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.

TCF's overall grant making in 2008 is projected at US$14.5m and is 
anticipated to rise to US$25m per year over the next several years.  
The Central Asia and Turkey Program Officer is one of a growing team 
of currently 28 staff, including four other Program Officers 
responsible for other specific geographical regions of the world 
(African Rift Valley; Melanesia; the Greater American Southwest; and 
Northern Australia), and two additional Program Officers developing 
our global programs.  The Fund also has senior consultants located in 
the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan.  (For details of our background, 
programs and staff please consult the website www.christensenfund.org.)

Dr. Rafique Keshavjee, who served from 2003-2007, was the first 
Program Officer for The Christensen Fund in this position and during 
his tenure the Fund has made $6.6m grants for work in the region and 
another $450,000 for work on Central Asian issues in the San Francisco 
Bay Area.

The Grantmaking Remit

The Christensen Fund took the decision to develop grant making in 
montane parts of Central Asia and Turkey in 2002 in recognition of 
their critical role in the history and therefore future of cultural 
and biological diversity in Eurasia, and the lack of attention this 
region has generally received from international funders and 
institutions.  Straddling the bio-geographic boundaries between 
Europe, South Asia and the Middle East, these mountains have long been 
central to the generation and dissemination of globally significant 
ideas, species, languages, land use systems and ways of life.  Indeed 
this region is the origin of many of the world's fruits, crops and 
livestock species, has a history of profound religious and cultural 
pluralism and creativity, and has provided refugia and resilience 
during past periods of climate change.  The Fund also considers this 
an important time to engage with the communities and leaders of 
Central Asia to assist them secure pluralism and social and 
environmental sustainability.  In 2006 the Board of Trustees and 
senior staff of The Christensen Fund made a highly successful visit to 
Turkey, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan to meet government, civic, 
community, intellectual and cultural leaders and review progress with 
grantmaking in the field.

The Christensen Fund (TCF) has developed a strong strategy for 
assisting Central Asian and Turkish efforts to retain and revitalize 
the region's unique cultural and biological heritage.  Geographically 
the program currently focuses on three places of particular montane 
diversity: Badakhshan, the Kyrgyz Tien Shan, the Turkish Caucasus; but 
grants are also made with a more regional focus and in other locations 
of important heritage and/or opportunity.  To date the perspective has 
been to marry creatively external expertise and local wisdom to 
strengthen the resilience of communities and landscapes in the face of 
climate and other global and regional change and uncertainty.  In a 
very diverse grant portfolio (with seventy eight grants to date) 
particular attention has been given to the roles of sacred places; to 
re-connecting cultural expression, crafts and traditional knowledge; 
to valuing biological and cultural heritage as assets for local 
economies and livelihoods; and to revitalizing traditional agriculture 
and herding through landscape-based approaches.  The new Program 
Officer is expected to build on current directions while developing 
new thematic and geographic initiatives.  S/he will likely seek to 
strengthen the environmental and/or educational dimensions of the 
portfolio, and to deepen support for community institutions, 
especially farmer, herder and women's organizations.

Grantmaking at the Fund provides much opportunity for innovation and 
long term thinking to find ways to back dedicated people, creative 
thinkers, unusual institutions and social movements.  With its focus 
support for the local stewards and guardians of place, culture and 
environment, TCF makes grants to community-based organizations, local 
and international NGOs, universities, arts and cultural centers and 
groups, local governments, museums, and other institutions around the 
themes of Landscape, Livelihoods & Foodways; Culture and Land; and 
Education, Leadership & Networking.  It supports adaptive processes 
that are anchored in local realities and visions of traditional 
custodians that can secure a future for the unique richness of 
lifeways, landscapes, foodways and biodiversity.

For this hire we seek a visionary with imagination and energy to 
support practical results on the ground.  S/he will be passionate 
about diversity and environmental and indigenous issues, with a 
particular talent for understanding how to connect new ideas, 
traditional stewardship and funding institutions.  S/he will be a 
networker and team player, finding allies everywhere while listening 
to local people.

The grant budget for this grantmaking program will start at around 
US$2.0m in 2008 and is anticipated to grow over the next several years.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Officer will be a 
responsible for:
 * Building on past years of grantmaking and the lessons learned, 
   bring energy and vision to developing grant making strategies for the 
   region and articulating them to potential grantees and other stakeholders;
 * Developing and recommending grant proposals for approval, and 
   overseeing application declinations and grantee reporting, working in 
   close collaboration with colleagues in Grants Administration staff;
 * Collaborating with other staff at The Christensen Fund and other 
   partnering foundations and institutions to craft, finance and 
   implement grantmaking;
 * Maintaining close knowledge of the ideas, issues and institutions 
   in their field of responsibility, and of the circumstances of 
   communities, landscapes and biodiversity across regions of concern in 
   Central Asia;
 * Partnering (as appropriate) with grantees to advance their 
   institutional development and program achievement, and participating 
   in their events;
 * Helping grantees and other relevant organizations network and learn 
   from each other locally, across the region and internationally;
 * Working (including with outside reviewers) to evaluate the impact 
   of grantees and grant making strategies and recommending program 
   adjustments accordingly;
 * Sharing her/his expertise and imagination with other TCF staff in 
   pursuit of the organization's overall programming and mission; and
 * Presenting grant making strategies, grantmaking progress reviews, 
   proposed grants, impact evaluations and other briefings to the TCF 
   Board of Trustees.

We expect this position to be based in the San Francisco Bay Area 
(Palo Alto), but reasonable accommodations may be made for residence 
within the region. The job requires extensive travel across Central 
Asia and Turkey, as well as internationally.

Traits and Skills

The staff of The Christensen Fund comprises a diverse and 
lively-minded team who work with energy and humor to make a difference 
in a deeply troubled world.

The following are required characteristics for this position:
 * Deep knowledge of the landscapes and cultures of West Central Asia;
 * Deep understanding of the connections between biological and 
   cultural diversity, and a delight in thinking in integrated ways;
 * Familiarity with the history and complexities of Central Asia and 
   the experiences of communities with handling change, as well as with 
   the institutions, associations and research groups working to support 
   their efforts;
 * An ability to travel around the region and to seek out, listen to, 
   understand and respect applicants, grantees and other stakeholders and 
   work in support of their passions and dreams;
 * Superior written and oral communication skills in English, an 
   ability to work in Russian and/or other relevant Turkic and
Persian languages;
 * Well-organized and self-sufficient, IT-savvy, and able to manage 
   time and work under pressure; and
 * A demonstrated ability and inclination to work as part of a team.

Education and Background

Applicants should possess:
 * A graduate degree (or equivalent experience) in an environmental or 
   social science field, along with knowledge of bio-cultural diversity, 
   stewardship, landscape, resilience, and the issues of tribal peoples.
 * Demonstrated commitment to the visions and struggles of Central 
   Asians to secure their cultural integrity and environmental heritage.

The successful candidate is likely to have experience in:
 * Participatory research and advocacy combined with practical 
   engagement in supporting local environmental and cultural initiatives;
 * Prior work involving putting ideas and creativity to work in 
   support of maintaining diversity, revitalizing communities, ecologies 
   and local economies;
 * Prior employment in a grantmaking foundation or non profit 
   organization, or experience partnering with such foundations.

Compensation and Terms of Employment

Terms would be a three year renewable contract, with relocation assistance.

The position is available immediately and it is hoped that the new 
Program Officer can join in early 2008.

An excellent salary and benefits package commensurate with 
qualifications and experience will be provided.

Program Officers at TCF are encouraged to maintain active intellectual 
and creative engagement in the development of their fields of 
specialty, in particular as these advance the mission and strategies 
of the TCF and its grantee communities.

Applications

Please send a cover letter and CV to resumes(a)christensenfund.org or 
mail it to Mayumi Fujio Morrow, 394 University Avenue, Palo Alto CA 
94301, USA, marked Confidential.

Applications must be received by September 27th, 2007.

The Christensen Fund is an equal opportunities employer

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with 
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Christensen Fund: backing the stewards of cultural and biological diversity

JOB- Program Manager, Caucasus Research Resource Center, Baku

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 6 Sep 2007


JOB- Program Manager, Caucasus Research Resource Center, Baku

Caucasus Research Resource Center &#8211; Azerbaijan
Invites applications for the position of
Program Manager

Title: Program Manager.

Position: Full-time position (Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.).

Start Date: October 1, 2007 (preceded by intensive training prior to
this date).

Position Summary: CRRC Program Manager is responsible for coordinating
annual Data Initiative Survey, coordinating annual Research
Publication Fellowship program, assisting Director in developing CRRC
training packages and identifying potential trainers, and in
developing program policies, procedures and standards; maintaining
relationships with all partners and beneficiaries, boards and other
governance bodies; and fulfilling other relevant duties as assigned by
CRRC-Azerbaijan Director.

The position offers a competitive salary and exceptional opportunities
for professional development.

Requirements:
  - Advanced degree (minimum master's or equivalent) in social
    sciences, preferably from European or North American university;
  - Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies;
  - Fluency in Azerbaijani, English and Russian;
  - At least two year management and program implementation experience
    in an international organization;
  - Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  - Experience in network management;
  - Experience in design and organization of trainings;
  - Excellent computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook;
  - Independent and creative thinking; Strong intercultural
    communication skills.

Preferences:
  - Previous program management experience
  - Work experience in the field of social research and/or public
    policy analysis
  - Degree in one of the following disciplines: Economics, Political
    Science, Sociology, Public Administration, 
Public Policy, and Public Health.
  - Expertise in one of the following areas: Social Research
    Methodology, Quantitative Analysis, Policy Analysis
  - Knowledge of statistical software (Stata, SPSS, or SAS, etc.)
  - Strong commitment to strengthening social science research and
    public policy analysis in Azerbaijan.

About CRRC: The Caucasus Research Resource Centers program (CRRC) is a
network of resource and training centers established in the capital
cities of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with the goal of
strengthening social science research and public policy analysis in
the South Caucasus. A partnership between the Carnegie Corporation of
New York, the Eurasia Foundation, and local universities, the CRRC
network offers scholars and practitioners stable opportunities for
integrated research, training and collaboration in the region.
Offering advanced training in research methodology, CRRC also funds
research fellowships and conducts a comprehensive annual Household
Survey. For more details, please see www.crrc.az.

Applications will be accepted until September 16, 2007. Please submit
CV with cover letter in English via e-mail to crrc(a)crrc.az.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. No
phone calls, please.

JOB- Deputy Director, OSCE Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Tim Epkenhans <t.epkenhans(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 5 Sep 2007


JOB- Deputy Director, OSCE Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Position Announcement:

OSCE Academy
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek seeks a qualified candidate for the
following position:
Deputy Director

Starting Date: December 2007/January 2008

Duties:

The Deputy Director works closely with the director of the OSCE and
acts for the director in case of absence. She/he represents the OSCE
Academy in public and maintains contacts with partner organizations
and official institutions in accord with the director. She/he is
responsible for administrative issues as well as the three components
of the Academy's professional activities: Professional training, the
"Master of Political Science (Central Asia)" study programme and
research. She/he arranges and personally engages in professional
training and research projects. She/he is actively involved in the
administrative and academic planning of the Academy.
The post of the Deputy Director is foreseen as full-time (40 hours/per
week) and not compatible with other jobs. She/he holds the citizenship
of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan.

Required Qualification:

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

Preferred Qualification:

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

Salary and Benefits:

Open to negotiation.

Application Procedure:

Application documents have to include (1) a cover letter indicating
motivation and experience, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) two current
letters of recommendation indicating the complete name, title and
contact information for each referee, (4) graduate transcripts (copy).

Deadline:

The complete set of application documents should be received by
15.10.2007 to receive full consideration.

Application documents have to be sent to:

OSCE Centre in Bishkek
Subject: Deputy Director OSCE Academy
Dr. Sabine Machl
139 Toktogul St.
720001 Bishkek
KYRGYZSTAN

Application documents or questions might be submitted also by e-mail
to deputy2007(a)osce-academy.net. Attachments should not exceed 2 MB.
Please, always indicate "Deputy Director" in the subject line.

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


  

JOB- Caucasus Research Resource Center Country Director/Azerbaijan

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 23 Aug 2007


JOB- Caucasus Research Resource Center Country Director/Azerbaijan

Caucasus Research Resource Center - Azerbaijan
A Program of the Eurasia Foundation

Invites applications for the position of Country Director/ Azerbaijan

Title: Country Director.

Position: Full-time position (Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. );
occasional weekend work and occasional regional travel required.

Reports to: CRRC Regional Director (based in Tbilisi )
Start Date: October 1, 2007 (preceded by one-month occasional training).

Position Summary: The CRRC Country Director/Azerbaijan directs the
work of one center in a regional network of resource and training
centers established in the capital cities of Armenia, Azerbaijan and
Georgia with the goal of strengthening social science research and
public policy analysis in the South Caucasus. The Country Director
serves as the primary local representative, decision-maker, and
spokesperson for local CRRC programs. The position offers a
competitive salary and exceptional opportunities for professional
development.

The Country Director:

  - Oversees the activities of the local center, including recruitment,
    appointments, procurement and IT Lab and Library
  - Develops programs, including innovative research projects
  - Directs the local development of CRRC training packages
  - Manages locally the CRRC annual Household Survey and the CRRC
    Research Publication Fellowship program
  - Maintains relationships with all partners and beneficiaries, boards
    and other governance bodies
  - Initiates and oversees financial expenditures; manages and monitors
    the Center budget within approved levels
  - Works in close cooperation with others, including the regional
    office, to develop fundraising to engage in further projects
  - Fulfills other relevant duties as assigned by CRRC Regional Director

Requirements:

  - Advanced degree (minimum master's or equivalent) in social sciences
    or public policy/administration, preferably from European or North
    American university;
  - Expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies;
  - At least five years of progressive experience in managing and
    implementing programs in an international organization and/or
    educational/research institution;
  - Social research/public policy analysis skills as evidenced by
    research experience;
  - Teaching experience and/or experience in design and organization of
    trainings;
  - Fluency in Azerbaijani, English and Russian;
  - Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as
    presentation skills;
  - Superior leadership skills;
  - Independent and creative thinking;
  - Excellent computer skills;
  - Strong intercultural communication skills.
  - Local citizenship and permanent residency.

Preferences:

  - Degree in one of the following disciplines: Economics, Political
    Science, Sociology, Public Administration, and Public Policy
  - Expertise in one of the following areas: Social Research
    Methodology, Quantitative Analysis, Policy Analysis
  - Knowledge of statistical software (Stata, SPSS, SAS, etc.)
  - Knowledge of online distance education systems
  - Fundraising experience
  - Strong commitment to strengthening social science research and
    public policy analysis in Azerbaijan.

About CRRC: The Caucasus Research Resource Centers program (CRRC) is
a network of resource and training centers established in the capital
cities of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with the goal of
strengthening social science research and public policy analysis in
the South Caucasus. A partnership between the Carnegie Corporation of
New York, the Eurasia Foundation, and local universities, the CRRC
network offers scholars and practitioners stable opportunities for
integrated research, training and collaboration in the region.
Offering advanced training in research methodology, CRRC also funds
research fellowships and conducts a comprehensive annual Household
Survey. For more details, please see www.crrc.az.

Applications will be accepted until 23:59 on August 19, 2007. Please
submit CV with cover letter in English via e-mail to
crrc.applications(a)gmail.com. Only short listed candidates will be
contacted for an interview.

JOB- Program Administrative Coordinator, Washington, DC

Posted by: Olga Romanova <romanova(a)cubrc.org>
Posted: 23 Aug 2007


JOB- Program Administrative Coordinator, Washington, DC

Posting Number: 0601632
Department: 1173-Calspan - UB Research Center (CUBRC)
Employer: Research Foundation
Position Title: Program Administrative Coordinator
Location: Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:	

CUBRC is seeking an administrative coordinator to support several
program efforts at its Center for International Science and Technology
Advancement (CISTA) office.

Responsibilities include management of document and data systems for
international cooperative biological research activities, supporting
project management activities of program scientific staff, and
coordination of travel, meetings, and conferences.

The place of employment is Washington, DC. Salary will be commensurate
with experience, and competitive with industry standards.

Candidates should have proficiency with standard office clerical work,
Microsoft(r) office software including word processing, spreadsheet and
database components, and excellent written and verbal communication
skills. International experience and/or familiarity with
nonproliferation and bio-defense programs will be viewed favorably. The
following areas of experience will also be advantageous: administrative
support of scientific research programs; familiarity with government
contracting; and Russian/Eastern European/Central Asian language skills.

Must be available for immediate employment.

To apply, visit the Research Foundation/UB Research Center web site at
www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu.  Select "Search Postings" in the left column of
the page, and use posting reference number 0601632 to find this job
advertisement and application submission instructions.


Olga Romanova
Administrative Assistant
CUBRC
1111 19th Street, NW
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
romanova(a)cubrc.org
202.222.0408

JOB- International Consultant for Training Program, UNDP Uzbekistan

Posted by: Hilola Badriddinova <hilola_b(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 23 Aug 2007


JOB- International Consultant for Training Program, UNDP Uzbekistan

http://undp.undp.uz/en/jobs/vacancy.php?id=283

International Consultant for training program

Background

Scientific and sociological research works play a key role in forming
professional and common legal awareness. Scientific works are based on
research, international standards studies, and analysis of acting
legislation. Each scientific work concludes with a specific summary
and proposals. Reforms recommendations, new educational courses and
publications come out as a result of scientific and sociological research.

Uzbekistan has ratified the CEDAW Convention 12 years ago, however,
neither juridical, nor political nor sociological research environment
are able to present rich, high-potential, and competent research works.

There are not many scientific research works in the sphere of
international standard studies on women's rights protection and gender
issues made by Uzbek scientists, including poor quality of these
works. In order to promote the implementation of CEDAW Committee
Recommendations in Uzbekistan it is necessary to strengthen the
scientific foundation, encourage young scientists to study problems of
protection of women's rights, study of gender issues, and practical
implementation of the norms of CEDAW Convention.

The quality and the results of scientific and sociological research
works depend on the methods of conducting, skills of processing and
analysis of existing materials, innovative qualitative and
quantitative research methodology, and deep scientific and practical
knowledge of the examined topic.

Description of duties and responsibilities

Working in close coordination with UNDP Uzbekistan project team and
under the direct supervision of Project Manager the consultant will
deliver following services:
  - Conduct needs analysis, based on the analysis of national print and
    electronic research materials (with assistance of project team in
    Tashkent), and take this into consideration during the preparation,
    design and conduct of the training course; using the methodology and
    tools reflecting specific group of trainees, their level of
    understanding of gender issues in order to tailor a specific training
    targeting the needs of this specific group;
  - Develop program of the distance course on methodology of conducting
    scientific and sociological research for post-graduate students,
    sociologists-researchers, following the results of needs analysis;
  - Participate together with project team in the announcement and
    selection of appropriate course participants;
  - Select appropriate topics in consultation with participants for
    analysis during the initial training session;
  - Develop program of on-site trainings;
  - Provide adapted reading materials and handouts for the sessions;
  - Conduct two on-site seminars;
  - Facilitate distance course;
  - Review and evaluate the research works of course participants and
    provide necessary recommendation for making them more scientific-based.
  - Regularly inform UNDP Uzbekistan project team on the progress of
    participants; and
  - Provide a brief report (around 10-15 pages) describing the course
    methodology in both trainings and results upon the completion of the
    main tasks.

Deliverables

The consultant will deliver the following:
  - Two three-days training sessions (13-15, November 2007 and 4-6 March,
    2008)
  - A three-months distance course (December 2007 &#8211; February 2008)
  - A summary report (by 20th March 2008)

Required qualifications

  - Advanced degree in the area of law; gender and social studies;
  - Experience of conducting trainings on social topics;
  - From 7 to 10 years experience of working in gender research area;
  - Good facilitation skills;
  - Working experience in and knowledge of the CIS region, particularly
    in Uzbekistan;
  - Proficiency in Russian; knowledge of English is an asset;
  - Strong interpersonal skills;
  - Experience of working with international organizations;
  - Excellent ICT skills.

Applications - UN Personnel History Form and CV (optional) - quoting
VA 118/2007 should be sent (preferably via e-mail) to
jobs.uz(a)undp.org, or submitted in sealed envelopes indicating VA
118/2007 to UNDP Office in Uzbekistan located at 4, T. Shevchenko St.,
700029, Tashkent.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants will be contacted only if under serious consideration.

Closing date: 30 September 2007

JOB- Research Assistant (Doctoral), Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Posted by: Management Academy <ja1-pfh(a)managementakademie.de>
Posted: 14 Aug 2007


JOB- Research Assistant (Doctoral), Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan


Two Researchers or Research Assistants (Doctoral Positions)
at the Asia-Europe Institute of the

Private University of Applied Sciences Goettingen

The Private University of Applied Sciences Goettingen, one of the leading
business schools in Germany, seeks applications for two vacancies in its
Asia-Europe Institute. Candidates are expected to do independent research
during a period of three years leading to a doctoral thesis. The research
project, funded by the VolkswagenFoundation, starts in October 2007 and
focuses on

Emerging Market Economies in Central Asia: The Role of Institutional
Complementarities in Reform Processes.

Research addresses questions at the interface of politics and economics.
Particularly, it relates to problems of institution and capacity building
as well as policy implementation in the context of systemic transition
with an explicit focus on Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The project will be
undertaken in cooperation with the World Bank, the Institute for Eastern
European Studies, Munich, the Public Policy Research Center, Almaty, and
the Center for Economic Research in Tashkent.

Candidates for these posts must have a successfully completed Master's
degree or diploma in economics, political science, business
administration, sociology, or a related relevant discipline. They need to
have extensive knowledge of key issues in the economics and politics
of development and transition, the New Institutional Economics,
Comparative Political Economy, or governance-related research. Experience
in policy-oriented research is desirable.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to build networks are
essential. Besides a good competence in written and spoken English,
applicants must possess very good language skills in Kazakh or Uzbek or
alternatively in Russian.

The positions provide a 3-year scholarship covering conference and related
travel, field trips, together with an annual stipend of 13,200 Euro.
Additional coursework will be undertaken depending on the interests,
skills and needs of the candidates. The research will take place in
an excellent working environment and a very positive ethos and social
atmosphere.

Applicants are supposed to submit a cover letter, CV, and other relevant
material by regular mail or by e-mail until 15 September 2007 to

Prof. Dr. Joachim Ahrens
Private University of Applied Sciences Goettingen
Weender Landstrasse 3-7
D - 37073 Goettingen
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 551 547 00 0
E-mail: ahrens(a)pfh-goettingen.de
Closing date: 15 September 2007

JOBS- 2 PhD Researchers - Uzbekistan Project, Center for Development Research, Bonn

Posted by: Sandra Staudenrausch <sandra.staudenrausch(a)uni-bonn.de>
Posted: 14 Aug 2007


JOBS- 2 PhD Researchers - Uzbekistan Proj., Ctr. for Development Research, Bonn

1) Vacancy Announcement

PhD Researcher

Enhancing water productivity in rice through raised-bed planting and
water-saving irrigation in Khorezm, Uzbekistan

ZEF (Center for Development Research), Bonn, Germany
Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management

Description:

The PhD researcher will conduct PhD research as part of ZEF's
long-term interdisciplinary research project on sustainable land and
water use in that the Khorezm province, which is part of the Amu Darya
basin, Aral sea region (full project title Economic and Ecological
Restructuring of Land and Water Use in the Khorezm Region
(Uzbekistan): A Pilot Project in Development Research)
http://www.khorezm.uni-bonn.de/).

Flood-irrigated rice is an indispensable component of cropping systems
in the Khorezm region due to cultural, economic and agronomic reasons.
Introduction of conservation agriculture practices such as raised-bed
planting and residue retention combined with water-saving technologies
have the potential to improve rice water productivity.

The PhD researcher will investigate and quantify the impacts of
raised-bed planting, residue retention, continuous furrow irrigation,
and alternately submerged-nonsubmerged irrigation on rice growth and
yield formation, soil salinity, and crop water productivity of in
rice-wheat cropping systems.

Tasks:
 - Setting up and management of field experiments
 - Collecting plant and soil data
 - Quantifying crop irrigation requirements and water saving
   potentials of alternative irrigation technologies
 - Active participation in project activities

Requirements:
 - Masters degree in agronomy, biology, soil science or equivalent
 - Experience in design and conduct of crop/soil field experiments
 - Excellent data management and computer skills
 - Fluency in English
 - Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
 - Skills in crop/soil simulation modeling are desired
 - Ability to communicate in Russian or Uzbek languages would be an asset.

Start and duration:
October 2007 for three years

Duty station:
 - During crop growing season: Khorezm province, Uzbekistan
 - Otherwise: Bonn, Germany

In case of equal suitability female candidates will be preferred.

Interested candidates should submit via email one PDF file including a
letter of interest, CV and relevant documents to:

Dr. Ahmad M. Manschadi
University of Bonn
Center for Development Research (ZEF)
Walter-Flex Str. 3
53113 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 228/73-4926; Fax: +49 228/73-1889
Email: manschadi[at]uni-bonn.de

Applications will be accepted until 15 September 2007 or until a
suitable candidate is identified.


2) Vacancy Announcement

PhD Researcher

Impact of conservation agricultural practices on productivity and
resource-use efficiency of irrigated cotton-based systems in Khorezm,
Uzbekistan

ZEF (Center for Development Research), Bonn, Germany
Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management

Description:

The PhD researcher will conduct PhD research as part of ZEF's
long-term interdisciplinary research project on sustainable land and
water use in that the Khorezm province, which is part of the Amu Darya
basin, Aral sea region (full project title Economic and Ecological
Restructuring of Land and Water Use in the Khorezm Region
(Uzbekistan): A Pilot Project in Development Research)
http://www.khorezm.uni-bonn.de/).

Conservation agriculture (CA) is a concept for agricultural crop
production that strives to achieve acceptable profits together with
high and sustained production levels while concurrently conserving the
natural resource base. CA is based on minimising soil disturbance by
reduced or zero-tillage, retaining crop residues on the soil surface,
and diversifying crop rotations.

The PhD researcher will investigate and quantify the impacts of CA on
crop productivity, soil fertility, secondary soil salinity, and water
productivity in an irrigated cotton-wheat-summer crop rotation in
Khorezm. In particular, the interactions between crop residue
retention and dynamics of soil water and salinity will be quantified.

Tasks:
 - Setting up and management of CA trials
 - Collecting plant and soil data
 - Evaluating the impact of CA on crop growth and development,
   water-use efficiency and soil salinity
 - Active participation in project activities

Requirements:
 - Masters degree in agronomy, biology, soil science or equivalent
 - Experience in design and conduct of crop/soil field experiments
 - Excellent data management and computer skills
 - Fluency in English
 - Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
 - Skills in crop/soil simulation modeling are desired
 - Ability to communicate in Russian or Uzbek languages would be an asset.

Start and duration:
October 2007 for three years

Duty station:
 - During crop growing season: Khorezm province, Uzbekistan
 - Otherwise: Bonn, Germany

In case of equal suitability female candidates will be preferred.

Interested candidates should submit via email one PDF file including a
letter of interest, CV and relevant documents to:

Dr. Ahmad M. Manschadi
University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF)
Walter-Flex Str. 3
53113 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 228/73-4926; Fax: +49 228/73-1889
Email: manschadi[at]uni-bonn.de

Applications will be accepted until 15 September 2007 or until a
suitable candidate is identified.


Sandra Staudenrausch
Assistance Khorezm Project
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- Outreach Coordinator, CREECA, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Posted by: Jennifer Tishler <jtishler(a)wisc.edu>

Posted: 14 Aug 2007


JOB- Outreach Coordinator, CREECA, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an Outreach Coordinator to
manage its outreach program to teachers, business, and the media. This
is a half-time academic staff position with excellent benefits. We
appreciate your help in bringing this announcement to the attention of
qualified candidates. The full position vacancy listing can be found
on the Office of Human Resources Web site:
http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_057084.html

More information about CREECA can be found here:
http://creeca.wisc.edu

With best wishes to all,
Jennifer


University of Wisconsin-Madison
Position Vacancy Listing
PVL# 57084

Degree and area of specialization: MA degree required, with a
background in Russian, East European and/or Eurasian area studies
strongly preferred. Experience with education or educational
administration is preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Candidates should be able to demonstrate commitment to outreach for
different communities, including K-16, media, business, and
government; have experience working with diverse groups; have
excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills; be able
to multitask and work independently as well as cooperatively on more
than one project; demonstrate proficiency in public speaking to a
variety of audiences.

Principal duties: The Outreach Coordinator will manage outreach
activities for a Title VI National Resource Center: The Center for
Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA). Under the direction of
the Center Director and Associate Director, the Outreach Coordinator will:

 * Work to increase knowledge and understanding of Central and East
   Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, particularly among K-16 students and
   teachers, business, media, and government;
 * Coordinate annual outreach events;
 * Plan and coordinate annual summer workshops for K-12 teachers,
   maintain on-going relations with K-16 teachers and WI Dept. of Public
   Instruction personnel, and broaden outreach in the state by organizing
   faculty visits to K-12 classrooms;
 * Work with heritage communities to better integrate them into
   different learning communities;
 * Attend national and regional outreach and education conferences;
 * Investigate funding opportunities for outreach activities and
   assist in the preparation of external grant applications and reports;
 * Maintain on-going relations with student clubs and organizations;
 * Maintain teacher resource lending library;
 * Answer inquiries about the program activities;
 * Perform other tasks as needed that contribute to the overall
   success and smooth functioning of CREECA. A period of evaluation will
   be required.

Appointment type: Academic Staff
Department(s): L&S/Studies Programs
Full time salary rate: Minimum $34,332 Annual (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent: 50%
Anticipated begin date: September 01, 2007
Number of positions: 1

To Ensure Consideration

Application must be received by: AUGUST 22, 2007

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #57084 to
Jennifer Tishler
210 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison WI 53706-1397
Phone: 608-262-3379 Fax: 608-265-3062
Email: jtishler(a)creeca.wisc.edu

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information
regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request.
Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.


Jennifer Ryan Tishler
Associate Director
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)
210 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
tel. 608-262-3379
fax. 608-890-0267
http://www.creeca.wisc.edu

JOB- Program Assistant for Faculty Initiatives, American Councils

Posted by: ACIE - JFDP <JFDP(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 29 Jul 2007


JOB- Program Assistant for Faculty Initiatives, American Councils

[Note: This posting was received late; contact to the posting organization to
determine if the opening still exists.]

Posting Closes: July 19, 2007

Summary:

The Program Assistant in the Division of Faculty Initiatives is an
entry-level position, reporting to the Senior Program Manager.  The
Program Assistant works as part of a team to help coordinate and
support activities associated with the administration of an exchange
program for faculty from Eurasia and Southeast Europe, handling
program-related matters including host university recruitment,
selection and placements, participant monitoring, program evaluation,
as well as logistical issues connected with participant travel,
orientation, housing, insurance, and stipends.

Responsibilities:

  - Help facilitate the overseas and domestic travel of program staff,
    consultants and participants, including correspondence with American
    Councils' field offices, participants, and host institutions, travel
    itinerary requests, preparation of informational materials, and visa
    processing;
  - Provide maintenance support to exchange participants in the U.S.,
    including but not limited to travel, housing, insurance matters,
    payment of monthly stipends and bills, professional development
    reimbursements, and consistent and regular correspondence;  - Assist
    in evaluating participants' academic progress and activities,
    including analyzing academic plans, reports, and training proposals,
    and acting as a liaison with host institutions;
  - Uphold the program's grant terms with respect to participants'
    activities and expenses during the program;
  - Help maintain participant, alumni and financial databases.
  - Assist in the processing of participant and host university
    applications including but not limited to preparing for selection
    committee meetings; compiling testing/interview rosters; processing
    acceptance and rejection letters and host university placements;
  - Assist in organizing and executing orientations and conferences,
    including arranging travel, accommodations, guest speakers, cultural
    events and banquets, as well as preparing and executing seminars and
    workshops for participants
  - Preparing drafts of required program reports;
  - Assist in the creation of and planning for follow-on initiatives; and,
  - Contribute to ongoing faculty program planning and development.

Qualifications:

  - Bachelor's degree in related field;
  - Strong writing and communication skills, (Eurasian or Southeastern
    language skills preferable);
  - Demonstrated organizational ability and problem-solving skills;
  - Experience working with individuals from other cultures,
    (Experience living abroad is desirable);
  - Ability to manage multiple priorities quickly and effectively;
  - Ability to work independently while contributing to an overall team effort;
  - High attention to detail and strong administrative skills:
  - Effective interpersonal skills; and,
  - Strong computer programming and database skills.

To apply:

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

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is an
international not-for-profit organization working to advance
education, research, and mutual understanding across the United States
and the nations of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Southeast Europe. Its
mission is to foster democratic development and civil societies by
advancing education and research, cultivating leadership, and
empowering individuals and institutions through learning. With a staff
of 400 professionals in 17 countries, American Councils designs,
implements, and supports innovative programs in education, community
outreach, and scholarly research.

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