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JOB- Rule of Law Officer Position, OSCE, Tbilisi, Georgia

Posted by: Inessa Matova <imatova(a)paegroup.com>
Posted: 3 Dec 2008


JOB- Rule of Law Officer Position, OSCE, Tbilisi, Georgia
 

Rule of Law Officer, Tbilisi, Georgia 
Vacancy #: VNGEOS00117
Rule of Law, Senior Professional
Deadline for applications: 12/19/2008 

Link to the job description: 
https://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id=3152

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

To apply, please fill out an application at www.pae-react.com using 
the Vacancy Number indicated in the vacancy notice. PAE will then 
reply to short-listed applicants to discuss the details of the 
position. Only finalists will be contacted. 

To verify whether your application was received, close your 
application and then re-enter it. If the vacancy number still appears 
in the vacancy notice slot, your application will be reviewed. 
Indications of interest should be received no later than two business 
days prior to the closing date.

Citizens of other OSCE participating states wishing to apply should do 
so directly with their Foreign Ministry. Green Card holders, asylum 
holders and other non-citizens are not eligible to be nominated by the 
United States.

Inessa Matova
Recruiting Manager

PAE Government Services, INC
REACT Program
1601 North Kent Street, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: 703.717.6056
Fax: 703.717.6199
Email: Imatova(a)paegroup.com
 

JOB- Nursery Manager, University of Central Asia, Tekeli, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Dilrabo Jonbekova <dilrabo.jonbekova(a)ucentralasia.org>
Posted: 3 Dec 2008


JOB- Nursery Manager, University of Central Asia, Tekeli, Kazakhstan

 
University of Central Asia

Nursery Manager, Tekeli Kazakhstan

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 by the 
governments of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, and His 
Highness the Aga Khan to foster the economic and social development of 
Central Asia, 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. 

Qualified candidates for the position of University of Central Asia 
(UCA) Tekeli campus Nursery Manager shall work with the UCA Botanists 
and other UCA personnel generally and oversee the functioning and 
management of the working plant nursery at the campus site at Tekeli, 
Kazakhstan. The nursery program will prepare plants for use on campus 
lands and specifically to landscape the campus prior to opening in 
2011. The Nursery Manager shall have the necessary skills to manage a 
plant nursery and staff for this purpose; have a good working 
knowledge of plants and their growth; be able to order and disseminate 
necessary agricultural materials and have working familiarity with 
horticultural/planting equipments necessary for this purpose. The 
Nursery Manager will have the ability to teach others of this work. 

Candidates shall possess the necessary skills and training that 
includes plant identification, propagation, fertilization, pest 
control and pruning, and possess at least five years practical 
experience in the field or possess ten years experience at a 
recognized commercial nursery. Experience as a licensed arborist 
and/or practical forestry will be considered advantageous. Candidates 
shall have a working knowledge of English. Candidates shall be in a 
position to locate to Tekeli, Kazakhstan and shall be willing to 
travel as required to nurseries throughout the country, Central Asia 
region and other locations as required to fulfill specific missions 
relating to the Tekeli UCA nursery programme. 

Candidates should submit in Russian or English a curriculum vitae, 
list of three professional references, and a covering letter to 
hr.recruitment(a)ucentralasia.org by December 31, 2008 

Responsibilities of the UCA Nursery Manager will include:

 - working with the University UCA botanists and other UCA project 
   personnel to identify appropriate plant materials for use in and on 
   the UCA campuses generally. 
 - working with the UCA staff manage and direct activities of the UCA 
   working nursery and UCA land holdings in Tekeli in order to provide 
   healthy and diverse plant materials for the UCA Tekeli campus prior to 
   the opening in 2011 and to maintain existing plant materials in 
   healthy condition. Duties will include acquiring, transplanting 
   propagating and sustaining plants from on and off site sources and the 
   collecting indigenous plants and seeds. 
 - maintaining a premier working knowledge and best practices in 
   relation to the propagation, fertilization, pest control and pruning 
   of plant materials acquired, including knowledge of American Nursery 
   Association Standards and Practices or other similarly recognized 
   organization. 
 - maintaining a functional nursery and staff, solely responsible to 
   maintain adequate supplies of plant materials to fulfill the landscape 
   objectives for the UCA Tekeli campus. 
 - working with other plant and nursery experts, to carry out research 
   and draw on previous research relating to indigenous trees and plants, 
   the history of the introduction of plants from elsewhere, etc. 
 - to disseminate knowledge of appropriate trees and plants to 
   residents of the territory served by UCA and to serve as a public 
   resource on such matters. 
 - to provide labels and relevant instructional materials in order to 
   maximize the value of the UCA Tekeli nursery generally to local 
   residents (including school children), visitors, tourists, as well as 
   students, faculty and staff of UCA itself. 
 - create programs such as computer based plant records, plant 
   sequencing, propagation, distribution and maintaining research collections. 
 - to maintain liaisons on the above matters with counterparts and 
   other UCA campuses. 
 - to maintain fruitful links with relevant national ministries 
   (Forestry, Almaty Botanic Garden, etc). 
 - to attend regional symposiums on plant research and propagation for 
   use within the specific biomes of the campus sites.


Dilrabo Jonbekova
Coordinator
Central Asian Faculty Development Programme
University of Central Asia
207 Panfilova Street
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Phone: 996-312-691-822, ext. 420
Fax: 996-312-696-029
Mobile: 996-555-773-726
Website: www.ucentralasia.org
 

JOB- Legal Counsel, University of Central Asia

Posted by: Dilrabo Jonbekova <dilrabo.jonbekova(a)ucentralasia.org>
Posted: 3 Dec 2008


JOB- Legal Counsel, University of Central Asia


University of Central Asia

Legal Counsel
 
The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 by the 
governments of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, and His 
Highness the Aga Khan to foster the economic and social development of 
Central Asia, 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. 

The Legal Counsel will be responsible for the development and 
implementation of policies related to UCA's effective functioning. The 
legal counsel will also ensure that all matters that may have legal 

implications for UCA's establishment, functioning and operations are 
addressed in an effective, timely and comprehensive manner, within the 
legal framework of the Founding States, as well as the contexts in 
which UCA operates. 

The Legal Counsel will:

 - Be responsible for the protection of UCA's legal and accreditation 
   status in the Founding States, legal compliance, planning and 
   operations including contracts and MOUs with its property development 
   contractors, real estate matters, UCA's institutional policies and 
   procedures, and agreements with partner universities and AKDN partners. 
 - Ensure that UCA policies and practices are in compliance with the 
   International Treaty, local, regional and international agreements
and laws. 
 - Ensure that UCA facilities, programmes, intellectual property, 
   privacy, research and publications are protected under applicable 
   local and international law as appropriate. 
 - Oversee the University's legal risk management requirements. 
 - Provide legal advice and review for all UCA units and operations 
   (e.g. construction, human resources, finance, government relations). 
 
The ideal candidate will have the following profile:

 - An advanced degree in law or other relevant field. 
 - A minimum of ten years of progressive experience that demonstrates 
   success in the field of contract law, commercial law, construction 
   law, with a substantial international or institutional background, 
   preferably with international organizations or expertise in laws 
   relating to contracts, commercial transactions, construction, 
   insurance, procurement, and real estate development, particularly in 
   an international context. 
 - Excellent negotiation skills and interpersonal skills to function 
   autonomously and effectively in a multicultural environment at senior 
   levels as well as extensive negotiations experience relating to 
   international transactions, including international financing transactions. 
 - Experience in formulating and applying legal policy for 
   international organizations and multi-national projects. 
 - Outstanding English-language communications skills (written and 
   oral), including presentation, facilitation and conflict mediation 
   skills and excellent interpersonal skills to function effectively in 
   multicultural environments. 
 - Proficiency in Russian would be an advantage. 
 - Cultural and gender sensitivity, flexibility and a 
   multidisciplinary approach to work effectively with diverse 
   constituencies at the local, regional and international level. 
 - Ability to identify and competently manage services procured by UCA 
   from external counsel. 
 - Ability and willingness to travel extensively within the Central 
   Asian Region as well as to Europe, as necessary, to address legal 
   issues affecting UCA. 

The position will be based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 

The deadline for the application is December 31, 2008. For additional 
information about this position, UCA and how to apply please visit 
www.ucentralasia.org and click on the link for "careers".


Dilrabo Jonbekova
Coordinator
Central Asian Faculty Development Programme
University of Central Asia
207 Panfilova Street
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Phone: 996-312-691-822, ext. 420
Fax: 996-312-696-029
Mobile: 996-555-773-726
Website: www.ucentralasia.org
 
 

JOB- Teaching Position, International and Comparative Politics Dept., AUCA

Posted by: Jamilya Karabaeva <karabaeva_j(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 3 Dec 2008


JOB- Teaching Position, International and Comparative Politics Dept., AUCA


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 Fall 2009. Candidates should meet the 
following requirements:

 - PhD degree in Political Science, International Relations or related 
   areas (in exceptional cases Masters degree will be considered)
 - Proficiency in English
 - University teaching experience is an advantage 

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

Applicants' areas of specialization would preferably include one or 
some of the following: 
 
 - International Relations (International Relations Theory, Foreign 
   Policy Analysis, Conflict Studies and related)
 - Comparative Politics (Central Asia, Modern Islam, Ethnicity, 
   Identity, Nationalism, Democratization, Post-Soviet/Communist 
   Transition, South Asia, Democratization)
 - Political Theory (Classical, Enlightenment, Western and Non-Western 
   Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Political Culture, Political 
   Sociology, Political Psychology)
 - Political Economy (Introduction to Political Economy, International 
   Political Economy)

ICP is one of the leading degree-granting (BA and with Honors) 
programs of the AUCA. The Department has successfully graduated eight 
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 ICP is committed to provide rigorous 
English-language based program in politics, and aims to cultivate 
critical and analytical thinking, and inspire students for further learning.

To apply:

Please send your CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy (not more than 
1000 words), a sample syllabus, and two Letters of Reference (scanned 
copies are acceptable) to Shairbek Juraev at juraev_s(a)mail.auca.kg and 
copy human_resources(a)mail.auca.kg. 

The application deadline is January 20, 2008.

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


Jamilya Karabaeva
Executive Assistant to the 
Vice-President for Academic Affairs
American University of Central Asia
205 Abdumomunov str. 720040
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Tel.: +996 (312) 66 33 09 (ext. 265)
Email: karabaeva_j(a)mail.auca.kg
www.auca.kg
 

JOB- Professor of European Studies, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek

Posted by: Jamilya Karabaeva <karabaeva_j(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 26 Nov 2008


JOB- Prof. of European Studies, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek


American University of Central Asia seeks an individual to fill 
position of the Professor of European Studies
 
Requirements to candidates:
 - Advanced academic degree (Master's degree , Ph.D candidate or Ph.D);
 - Operational experience as a faculty in higher education;
 - Knowledge of distinctive features of the American education system;
 - Fluency in English for teaching. Knowledge of other European 
   languages is an asset;
 - Readiness to start in January 2009.
 
Candidates who have studied abroad or received training abroad are 
especially encouraged to apply for the position. 
Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Interested 
candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Applications will 
be considered until the position is filled. Please email documents to: 
human_resources(a)mail.auca.kg


Jamilya Karabaeva
Executive Assistant to the 
Vice-President for Academic Affairs
American University of Central Asia
205 Abdumomunov str. 720040
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Tel.: +996 (312) 66 33 09 (ext. 265)
Email: karabaeva_j(a)mail.auca.kg
www.auca.kg
 

JOB- Native Speakers of English for Kazakh-German University, Almaty

Posted by: Claudia Winkler <claudia.winkler(a)cimonline.de>
Posted: 26 Nov 2008


JOB- Native Speakers of English for Kazakh-German University, Almaty


Kazakh-German University in Almaty is looking for native speakers of English 
language in Almaty/Kazakhstan.

1) The university likes to offer its students weekly discussions or debates 
   in English language, led by native speakers. You should be experienced in 
   dealing with youngsters and bring along some ideas for encouraging them to 
   speak in a relaxed atmosphere, outside of lessons. Those sessions will be 
   held after 15.30 once a week.

2) The university is looking for experienced English teachers who are native 
   speakers or have a high level of qualification.

Requirements:
 - university degree
 - pedagogical experience
 - experience in preparing students for TOEFL

The Kazakh-German staff members are looking forward working with you.

Contact:

claudia.winkler(a)cimonline.de
mob. 007 - 705 5558557
Hochschulmarketing und -entwicklung
Tel./Fax 007 - 727 2939521


CIM - Integrierte Fachkraft
Deutsch-Kasachische Universitaet
Ul. Pushkina 111/113
050010 Almaty
Kasachstan
www.dku.kz 

Centrum für internationale Migration und
Entwicklung (CIM); Mendelssohnstraße 75-77; 60325 Frankfurt am Main; Germany 
 

JOB- Coordinator of English Programs at University of Central Asia

Posted by: Dilrabo Jonbekova <dilrabo.jonbekova(a)ucentralasia.org>
Posted: 26 Nov 2008


JOB- Coordinator of English Programs at University of Central Asia


University of Central Asia
School of Professional and Continuing Education
Coordinator of English Programs

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 by the 
governments of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, and His 
Highness the Aga Khan to foster the economic and social development of 
Central Asia, 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. 

The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) offers 
courses that improve employment and income generating opportunities 
for youth and adults. The SPCE English programs require continuous 
quality assurance, support, and revision. The English programs at SPCE 
constitute a significant portion of the School's enrolment and revenue 
and require continuous support and revision. In your position as 
Coordinator of English Programs, you will support quality assurance 
and new program development. You will develop a network of 
professionals in English language instruction to access the best 
expertise in the field.  You will report to the Director of SPCE and 
work in harmony and close cooperation with all other personnel of the 
University, especially the Senior Instructors of English on each 
campus and any advisors or consultants retained by UCA for English programs. 

The Coordinator will prepare and revise curricula for SPCE English 
programs; Identify teacher training and professional development needs 
for the instructors and prepare and deliver customized training 
programs to meet these needs; Identify, prioritize, and acquire new 
learning resources; Monitor the quality and integrity of exams and 
final grade recommendations; and Visit the campuses in three countries 
regularly.

The Coordinator must have at least five years of relevant experience 
in teaching ESL at the post-secondary level, preferably with a 
background in teaching English for Specific Purposes. S/he must also 
have a track record in English language curriculum development, the 
organization and delivery of programs for the professional development 
of language teachers, and management of programs. Outstanding fluency 
in English (both written and oral) and a qualification in ESL are 
required. A master's degree or equivalent in a relevant area of 
specialization is desirable. 

The position will be based at the University of Central Asia, Central 
Administration Office, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.

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, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Terms of Reference

Your responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to) the following:

 - Initiate and implement continuous improvements in the quality of 
   delivering instruction on the campuses, curricula, learning resources, 
   and evaluation of the English programs; 
 - Prepare and revise curricula for SPCE English programs, including 
   drafting and testing of course syllabi, curriculum outlines, and 
   placement tests, and engage a network of professionals in this work; 
 - Identify teacher training and professional development needs and 
   opportunities for SPCE's English language instructors, prepare 
   customized training programs to meet these needs, and deliver training 
   and classroom teaching observations of the instructors; 
 - Identify, prioritize, and acquire new learning resources in the 
   most cost-effective manner; 
 - Monitor the quality and integrity of exams and final grade 
   recommendations for students in the English language programs; 
 - Develop new model exams and correct existing exams used for the 
   English programs; 
 - Assist in the updating of promotional materials for English programs; 
 - Draft and revise concept notes and program proposals for new 
   courses and programs; 
 - Assist with the recruitment of new instructors and promotion of 
   other instructors by interviewing and evaluating candidates; 
 - Coordinate regular meetings between the senior instructors on each 
   campus to identify and follow up on issues that arise with the English 
   programs, solve problems, and share best practices; and 
 - Visit the campuses on a regular basis to better carry about the 
   above and other functions. 
 

JOB- Director of the Aga Khan Humanities Project at UCA, Dushanbe

Posted by: Dilrabo Jonbekova <dilrabo.jonbekova(a)ucentralasia.org>
Posted: 26 Nov 2008


JOB- Director of the Aga Khan Humanities Project at UCA, Dushanbe
 

The University of Central Asia (UCA) is recruiting a Director for the 
Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) at UCA to lead its evolution into a 
center of excellence for the study and research of humanities in 
Central Asia over the next three to five years.  Established in 1997, 
the AKHP was incorporated into UCA in 2007 with a mandate to develop 
integrated humanities textbooks and teaching manuals in English and 
Russian for regional universities and secondary schools, and to 
provide training on modern pedagogical methods for faculty and 
teachers to facilitate use of the textbooks.

The Director will provide strategic leadership to transform AKHP into 
a vibrant intellectual and research institute that fosters a 
multidisciplinary research agenda; build capacity in humanities 
research in Central Asia, promote scholarly publications and forums; 
and identify, secure and develop resources, including financial, 
archival, research and human resources.
The position is based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, with frequent travel 
within the region, and some international travel. The Director will be 
a highly motivated individual with ability to innovate and implement 
new programmes, build capacity, identify and secure resources and 
foster partnerships across sectors, and work with the highest 
professional and ethical standards.  S/he should have a relevant 
doctoral degree with previous experience in academic leadership, a 
record of scholarly research publications, teaching and mentoring 
young researchers. Fluency in English and Russian are required and 
knowledge of a regional or foundation language is desirable. 
To apply
Candidates should submit in English curriculum vitae, list of three 
professional references, and a cover letter to 
hr.recruitment(a)ucentralasia.org.  Applications will be reviewed as 
soon they are received, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

For additional information about this position or UCA, please visit 
www.ucentralasia.org and click on the link for 'careers'.
  
Dilrabo Jonbekova
Coordinator
Central Asian Faculty Development Programme
University of Central Asia
207 Panfilova Street
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Phone: 996-312-691-822, ext. 412 
Fax: 996-312-696-029
Mobile: 996-555-773-726
Website: www.ucentralasia.org
 

JOB- Volunteer English Editors and Translators Needed, Journal of PIPSS

Posted by: Journal of PIPSS <kozlowsk(a)club-internet.fr>
Posted: 26 Nov 2008


JOB- Volunteer English Editors and Translators Needed, Journal of PIPSS


>From Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Chief Editor:

In order to enhance the quality of its issues and to reach a wider 
audience, The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, 
www.pipss.org is looking for volunteer English editors and translators 
to edit and correct English-language manuscripts (mostly written by 
non-native speakers) on one hand, and to translate Russian or French 
articles into English on the other. 

As a thank for this volunteer and precious help, the journal will 
mention the name of the volunteer editors/ translators in the 
published documents. 

If you want to contribute to our project, please contact the editorial 
board at contact(a)pipss.org. 

Thank you in advance,

Sincerely,

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
Chief Editor


The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies
www.pipss.org
contact(a)pipss.org

Editorial Board: Eden Cole, Anna Colin Lebedev, Françoise Dauce, 
Gilles Favarel-Garrigues,  Anne Le Huerou, Erica Marat, Laurent 
Rucker, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Joris Van Bladel

Scientific Board: Adrian Beck (UK), Alexander Belkin (Russia), 
Frederic Charillon (France), Stephen Cimbala (USA), Julian Cooper 
(UK), Roger Mc Dermott (UK), Isabelle Facon (France), Mark Galeotti 
(UK), Aleksandr Gol'ts (Russia), Dale Herspring (USA), Philippe 
Manigart (Belgium), Kimberly Zisk Marten (USA), Michael Orr  (UK), 
Michael Parrish (USA), Nikolay Petrov (Russia), Eduard Ponarin 
(Russia), Jean-Christophe Romer (France), Jacques Sapir (France), 
Manfred Sapper (Germany), Louise Shelley (USA), Richard Staar (USA), 
Brian Taylor (USA), Mikhail Tsypkin (USA), Stephen Webber (UK), Elena 
Zdravomyslova (Russia).


JOBS- 3 PhD positions, Legacy of Soviet Oriental Studies, Univ. of Amsterdam

Posted by: Michael Kemper <m.kemper(a)uva.nl>
Posted: 16 Nov 2008


JOBS- 3 PhD positions, Legacy of Soviet Oriental Studies, Univ. of Amsterdam


The Research Institute for Culture and History at the University of 
Amsterdam has three vacant PhD positions per 1 April 2009 as part of 
the NWO project The Legacy of Soviet Oriental Studies: Networks, 
Institutions, Discourses.

The project analyses the history of Soviet Oriental and Islamic 
Studies in Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia and its repercussions 
for the discipline today. Our first goal is to study the research 
agendas and ideological approaches of the Oriental Studies 
institutions that emerged in the course of 20th century in various 
republics of the USSR, the changing Soviet discourses on Islam and 
Muslim societies, the involvement of scholars in party and state 
agencies, and their role in anti-religious propaganda. Our second goal 
is to assess the legacy of the heavily politicised history of Soviet 
Oriental Studies in today's Russia and the newly-independent 
Muslim-majority states of the Former Soviet Union.

3 PhD Positions (m/f)
0.8 fte (i.e., part time 80%, 4 years)
Call open for both internal and external candidates.

PhD Project 1: From Ghafurov to Primakov: The Politicisation of 
Academic Oriental Studies in Moscow and Leningrad/St. Petersburg since 1950

PhD Project 2: The Legacy of Soviet Oriental Studies in Kazakhstan

PhD Project 3: Soviet Oriental Studies and Azerbaijani Nationalism

Tasks

The candidates are expected to research and complete a Ph.D. 
dissertation within a period of four years (part-time position), and 
to participate in the group work (incl. conferences, workshops, and 
publications).

Requirements

The candidates are expected to have a (research) master degree, 
preferably with a specialization in History, Islamic Studies, 
Anthropology, Political Studies, Central Asian Studies, or Russian 
Studies. For the necessary language skills, please see the extended 
project descriptions below.

More information

For further information candidates are welcome to contact Prof. Dr. 
Michael Kemper (m.kemper(a)uva.nl) and Dr. Stéphane A. Dudoignon 
(dudoignon(a)aol.com).

Appointment

The intention is for the appointment to start on April 1, 2009, in 
temporary employment for a period of 16 months. After completing this 
first period successfully, the candidate will be employed for a 
further period of 32 months. The gross monthly salary for the position 
will be in accordance with the University regulations for academic 
personnel, and will range from   2.042 to a maximum of  2.612 for a 
full time position.

Job application

Those wishing to apply should send their letter of application in 
English, together with a CV, a statement about the research proposal, 
a specimen of their written work and the names of two referees, to the 
director of the Institute for Culture and History, c/o drs P.J. 
Koopman, Spuistraat 134, NL-1012 VB, Amsterdam. Applications have to 
be submitted before January 1, 2009. 

University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a university with an 
internationally acclaimed profile, located at the heart of the Dutch 
capital. A world centre for business and research, Amsterdam is also a 
hub of cultural and media activities. The University of Amsterdam is a 
member of the League of European Research Universities. The Faculty of 
Humanities provides education and international research in a large 
number of disciplines in the fields of languages and culture. The 
Faculty is located in the centre of Amsterdam and maintains intensive 
contacts with many cultural institutions in the capital. Just under 
1,000 people are employed by the Faculty and approximately 6,500 
students follow our courses. The Research Institute for Culture and 
History (ICG) has programs in Archaeology, History, Literature, Art & 
Cultural Heritage, the Golden Age, and European Studies. The emphasis 
lies on studying European culture from a historical perspective.
 

JOB- Head of Country - Component Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia

Posted by: Anne Ramp <anne.ramp(a)gtz.de>
Posted: 16 Nov 2008


JOB- Head of Country - Component Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia


Country of assignment and location

Central Asia (supra-regional), Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, 
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

Project / Field of activity

Water resources in Central Asia are scarce, and are intensively used 
for hydropower and irrigation, which often results in conflicting 
demands. One of the many challenges faced by the region lies in the 
relationship between water, energy and climate. The countries of 
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are 
cooperating on issues related to water distribution within the 
framework of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea and the 
Interstate Commission for Water Coordination. As part of the EU's 
strategy for Central Asia, Germany has announced a water initiative 
for this region via the German Federal Foreign Office. This initiative 
includes a component to support transboundary water management in 
Central Asia. A Head of Component is being sought in each of the five 
countries listed above.

Responsibilities

You promote the network within ministries, national institutions, and 
organisations in the areas of water, hydropower and energy, and 
climate change and water, and steer the project's efforts at national 
level. Excellent coordination at regional level plays a key role. Your 
tasks include incorporating external know-how into the component, 
including awarding service contracts to subcontractors. External 
contributions could include consultancy services as well as 
improvements to water infrastructure, such as microdams, sewerage 
systems, pumps, and pipes.

Qualifications

You have a university degree in economics, politics or engineering, 
your focus being on the water, energy or environment sector. In 
addition to l ong-standing experience in the area of development 
cooperation, preferably in Central Asia or Eastern Europe, you have 
good communication skills that manifest themselves in a charming, 
perceptive, and level-headed manner. You are highly creative and can 
master difficult situations, while valuing the contribution made by 
your partners. You have good business English and are able to 
communicate in Russian.

Duration

>From January 2009 to December 2011

Benefits offered

You will work in an international atmosphere, receive an appropriate 
salary and enjoy a superior package of employee benefits. 

Job-ID 468 - www.gtz.de


Anne Ramp
Competence centre 6012
Environment and infrastructure
Deutsche Gesellschaft für 
Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH 
Postfach 5180 
D-65726 Eschborn 

Tel.: + 49-6196/79-33 35 
Fax: + 49-6196/79-80 33 35 
E-Mail: anne.ramp(a)gtz.de 
Internet: www.gtz.de 

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH; Sitz 
der Gesellschaft/Registered Office Eschborn/Taunus, Germany; 
Registergericht/Registered at Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main, Germany; 
Eintragungs-Nr./Registration no. HRB 12394; Vorsitzender des 
Aufsichtsrates/Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Erich Stather, State 
Secretary; Geschaeftsfuehrer/Managing Directors: Dr. Bernd 
Eisenblaetter, Wolfgang Schmitt 
 

JOB- Head of School of Professional and Continuing Education, U of Central Asia

Posted by: Dilrabo Jonbekova <dilrabo.jonbekova(a)ucentralasia.org>
Posted: 16 Nov 2008


JOB- Head of School of Professional and Continuing Education, U of Central Asia


The University of Central Asia (UCA) is recruiting the Head of its 
School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) based in 
Tekeli, Almaty Oblast, Kazakhstan. SPCE offers professional and 
vocational education and training programmes that improve employment 
and income generating opportunities for adults and youths.

The Head provides overall management and leadership for the campus; 
oversees programmes and administrative systems; manages the campus 
budget and human resources; promotes and markets the School to 
potential students and employers; initiates and implements 
activities that improve effectiveness, quality, and cost recovery; 
and builds support with local communities, regional and national 
governments, and international organizations.

The Head must be highly motivated, creative and capable of forging a 
strong team, and used to working to the highest professional and 
ethical standards. The Head should have knowledge of international 
educational standards and some experience in educational management. 
Fluency in English, Russian, and Kazakh is required. Candidates with 
a post-graduate degree and experience in the delivery or management 
of professional education and training are preferred.

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, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

Dilrabo Jonbekova
Coordinator
Central Asian Faculty Development Programme
University of Central Asia
207 Panfilova Street
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Phone: 996-312-691-822, ext. 412
Fax: 996-312-696-029
Mobile: 996-555-773-726
Website: http://www.ucentralasia.org
 

JOB- Director of Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University (MSU)

Posted by: Eric Freedman <freedma5(a)msu.edu>
Posted: 11 Nov 2008


JOB- Director of Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University (MSU)


Description

Michigan State University (MSU), the nation's premier land-grant 
university, seeks applications for the position of Director of the 
Asian Studies Center (ASN) who provides leadership in shaping and 
implementing innovative initiatives to advance strategic international 
engagement. 

Responsibilities

The ASN Director provides intellectual and programmatic leadership to 
advance and promote excellence in MSU's diverse research, teaching, 
and outreach activities relating to Asia. This includes supervising 
the Center's programs and staff and representing the Center at MSU, 
across the nation, and internationally. As leader of the first 
all-Asia Title VI National Resource Center, the Director develops and 
sustains strategic partnerships with higher education and other 
institutions in South, Southeast, Inner, and East Asia to advance 
collaborative research, teaching, and engagement activities that 
positively impact critical global issues and transform the lives of 
people. The Director will have particular responsibility for 
overseeing current and new partnership development initiatives in 
South and East Asia, and China. The Director facilitates and catalyzes 
collaborative, multi-disciplinary and cross-college faculty research 
with emphasis on priority research themes; builds collaboration 
between social science/arts/humanities and STEM/health disciplines; 
develops proposals for external funding for such research; and secures 
Title VI and other external funds for Center programs. Additional 
duties are to advance knowledge of Asia and its strategic application; 
enhance instruction of Asian languages and course offerings with Asian 
content; oversee the Asian Studies undergraduate specialization 
program; and build and strengthen relationships with diverse 
constituent and stakeholder groups such as faculty, administrators, 
students, academic programs, K-12 institutions, local communities of 
Asian descent, government and policy organizations, and others 
elsewhere in the United States and Asia. In fulfillment of these 
duties, the Director will be required to travel to Asia periodically 
to develop and enhance MSU's strategic partnerships there and advocate 
for MSU with relevant Asian institutions. 

The Director's appointment will be at least 50%, and up to 75% in the 
Center, with the exact percentages there and in an academic 
department, the tenure home, to be mutually agreed between the 
successful candidate, the Dean of ISP, and the host academic 
department. The Director appointment is on an annual (12-month) basis 
for a five-year period with renewal possible. Salary and rank are 
commensurate with experience.

The Asian Studies Center

The Asian Studies Center (ASN), named a National Undergraduate 
Resource Center (Title VI NRC) since 2000 by the U.S. Department of 
Education, directs one of the largest, most diverse programs of 
education about Asia in the Midwest. Unlike comparable programs, ASN's 
is distinguished by its comprehensive attention to East, 
Central/Inner, South and Southeast Asia in the design of its 
curriculum, focus of faculty research, and scope of outreach 
activities. Presently, the Center's one hundred plus affiliated 
faculty represent disciplines from across the university curriculum.

In addition to research, ASN's all-Asia emphasis reflects the 
university's overall commitment to internationalization. Two-thirds of 
MSU's foreign students and over half of the university's 1200 foreign 
scholars come from Asia and nearly 2,000 undergraduates are 
Asian-Pacific Americans. The increase in students and scholars from 
Asia and demands from MSU students and faculty, and business and 
government in Michigan and the Midwest have led to the development of 
an Asian Studies curriculum aimed at meeting new needs and advancing 
the genuinely multicultural quality of MSU. ASN also conducts 
extensive outreach programs for K-16 educators, non-governmental 
organizations, governments, the media, and business communities. 

ASN is a unit of International Studies and Programs (ISP) at MSU, and 
its Director reports to the ISP Dean. ISP incorporates MSU's extensive 
study abroad programs and international student and scholar services. 
The ASN actively partners with other Title VI centers including the 
African Studies Center, Center for the Advanced Study of International 
Development, Center for International Business Education and Research, 
Center for Language Education and Research, and the Women and 
International Development Program to pursue trans-regional and 
interdisciplinary strategic initiatives. Other partners on-campus 
include the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and 
African Languages; Canadian Studies Center; Center for Latin American 
and Caribbean Studies; Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian 
Studies; the Muslim Studies Initiative; and the Institutes of 
International Agriculture, International Health, and International 
Studies in Education, and International Business. ASN has more than 
one hundred affiliated faculty members in the humanities, social and 
natural sciences, agriculture, business, law, and other professional 
programs who carry on research, and undergraduate and graduate 
teaching related to Asia. More information about ASN and its broad 
range of activities can be found at: asianstudies.msu.edu 

Qualifications

Candidates from all academic disciplines will be considered, and are 
expected to have an outstanding record of research and scholarship 
with experience working in, and expertise about the region. Candidates 
must have an earned Ph.D. or its equivalent and meet the standards for 
appointment to the rank of associate or full professor (with tenure) 
in an academic department or school in one of MSU's academic colleges. 
Candidates are expected to have demonstrated leadership and 
administrative skills, and abilities to secure external funding from 
diverse sources; establish and sustain strategic partnerships with 
universities and other institutions in Asia; facilitate and catalyze 
programs of collaborative, multi-disciplinary research on priority 
research topics; build collaboration between social 
science/arts/humanities and STEM/health disciplines; and actively 
contribute to the ISP leadership team. The position requires policy 
development and implementation capabilities, with the ability to work 
collaboratively with faculty, administrators of academic units, and 
other area studies and international thematic centers in promoting 
international research, education, outreach, and service programs. In 
addition, the ideal candidate will possess proficiency in at least one 
Asian language. An understanding of, and a commitment, to the mission 
of a premier land-grant/AAU university is essential. 

Applications

Inquiries, nominations and application materials can be sent to: ASN 
Director Search, c/o Patricia Lambert, International Studies and 
Programs, Michigan State University, 209 International Center, East 
Lansing, MI 48824 or lamber73(a)msu.edu by December 10, 2008. Please 
include an application letter addressing your interest, qualifications 
relevant to the items identified above, and vision for the position, a 
recent vita, and a list of three references with addresses. Electronic 
submissions are preferred. MSU will begin reviewing applications in 
December, 2008, however, applications will be received and reviewed 
until the position is filled.
 

JOB- Research Associates, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

Posted by: Hakim Elnazarov <aelnazarov(a)iis.ac.uk>
Posted: 11 Nov 2008


JOB- Research Associates, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London


Job Announcement: Research Associates (Two Positions)

The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Central Asian Studies (CAS)
London based
Grades 4-8
Salary range: £24.000 - £45.000 dependent upon experience

Central Asian Studies (CAS) is an entity of the Department of Academic 
Research and Publication at the IIS. It undertakes and disseminates 
research-based knowledge on Central Asian mountainous communities 
residing in Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and Western 
China. It works closely and collaborates with the academic 
institutions in Russia and Tajikistan as well as the AKDN agencies in 
Central Asia.

The CAS is recruiting two Research Associates to strengthen its 
academic outreach, collaborative endeavours, promote scholarship on 
the history and traditions of the Central Asian communities.

The Research Associates will have considerable professional experience 
in the field of Central Asian Studies with particular emphasis on the 
mountainous communities of Central Asia. S/he will demonstrate a wide 
knowledge of the culture and traditions of the societies and 
communities in Central Asia and an extensive research and publications 
in the field. This position requires competent research, networking, 
editorial and communication skills.

The ideal candidates will possess a PhD in one of the following fields 
from a credible university: Anthropology, Education, Social Sciences, 
Islamic Studies and Humanities; they will have experience of 
field-based research in Central Asia with relevance to the mountain 
communities S/he will also have extensively published on the history, 
culture and traditions of Central Asian Societies.  An excellent 
command of the English language both oral and written, as well as 
knowledge of Russian or Tajik/Dari Languages is essential.

In order to apply or for a full job specification please contact Laura 
Jeffrey at 42-44 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0EB or email directly 
to hr(a)iis.ac.uk Please note that complete applications must include a 
CV and covering letter detailing your suitability for the post.

The closing date for the applications is 28th of November, 2008.

Hakim Elnazarov

Coordinator,
Central Asian Studies
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
42-44 Grosvenor Gardens
London SW1W  0EB, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7963 9033
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7881 6040
E-Mail: aelnazar(a)iis.ac.uk
Website: www.iis.ac.uk
 

JOB- Representative Office of Internews Network in the Kyrgyz Republic

Posted by: Mariya Rasner <mrasner(a)internews.kz>
Posted: 5 Nov 2008


JOB- Representative Office of Internews Network in the Kyrgyz Republic


Representative Office of Internews Network in the Kyrgyz Republic
Position: Resident Advisor, Kyrgyz Republic
Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Supervisor: Country Director, Kyrgyz Republic
Reports to: Country Director, Kyrgyz Republic
Works closely with: All Kyrgyzstan-based staff including program, 
finance and admin staff; staff across Central Asia; and US-based 
program support unit staff
Supervises: TBD

!!!Candidates from the Newly Independent States (NIS) are welcome to apply!!!

General function:

The Resident Advisor oversees and manages a multi-faceted two-year 
media training project in Kyrgyzstan, providing oversight, training, 
mentoring and continued support to build the capacity of local media 
outlets, individual journalists and media trainers. The Resident 
Advisor oversees the entire training program that combines elements of 
long-term seminars, residencies, extensive follow-up and mentorship, 
guest lectures, student television production, targeted management 
training and industry events. The Resident Advisor is responsible for 
identifying and forging partnerships with the most progressive 
university journalism departments and linking their most capable 
students with media outlets and professionals through internships and 
other opportunities. The Resident Advisor must be engaged in all 
aspects of program management, representation, donor liaising, 
communications and finance and administrative functions of Internews' 
work in Kyrgyzstan. The Resident Advisor is expected to track the 
development in media in Kyrgyzstan, provide the Internews management 
team with a strong understanding of the local media context and 
players, as well as an awareness of broader political and development 
trends in Kyrgyzstan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other 
duties may be assigned:

 * Provides strategic, operational and representational leadership to 
   ensure that the multi-faceted media training program in the Kyrgyz 
   Republic is meeting its goals and targets
 * Conducts trainings of trainers, provides on-going mentorship and 
   manages a group of local media professionals and university instructors
 * Conducts trainings for local television, radio and print media outlets
 * Liaises with journalism faculties across Kyrgyzstan and engages 
   students and instructors in the program
 * Oversees production of a student television program 
 * Brings international best practices and experience to local media, 
   students and trainers
 * Travels outside of Bishkek to identify, provide training to and 
   mentor local media and university partners
 * Oversees program monitoring and evaluation to ensure data gathered 
   and lessons learned are fed back into program development  
 * Prepares and assembles materials for monthly and quarterly 
   reports, in compliance with donor guidelines
 * Assists the Country Director in representing the program to donors 
   and partners as necessary
 * Maintains a thorough knowledge of the media landscape in 
   Kyrgyzstan, the general development of political institutions, and a 
   broad understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing media 
   across Central Asia

Qualifications

 * Advanced studies in journalism, and/or minimum of 5 years 
   experience in media
 * Experience with issues of journalism education on the professional 
   level and at universities
 * Experience with professional capacity-building programs/trainings 
   for journalists and media outlets
 * Experience conducting trainings of trainers and professional 
   seminars for media
 * Experience with television production (preferred)
 * Experience in Central Asia (strongly preferred)
 * Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and 
   the ability to negotiate
 * Proven ability to mentor and build skills of local staff/journalists
 * Strong leadership, staff management, team-building, and 
   organizational skills
 * Strong critical thinking and writing skills; excellent communication skills
 * Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member
 * Excellent Russian language skills, English preferred

Please email your resume by November 15 to job(a)internews.kg.
 

JOBS- Pashto Linguists for Afghanistan

Posted by: Linda Aines <linda.aines(a)internationalink.net>
Posted: 5 Nov 2008


JOBS- Pashto Linguists for Afghanistan


We are seeking persons with Pashto linguist skills.  This position 
will remain open for quite some time as the need is great and expected 
to remain so for some time.  Please note that only applicants who have 
US citizenship should apply.

Position:  Pashto Linguist
Location:  Afghanistan
Length of Contracts:   1 year, with possibility of renewal
Salary:  $210,000 per year

I am a freelance recruiter currently assisting an international 
personnel and management company that is providing language personnel 
to the U.S. Military in Afghanistan.

Duties:
 - Provide operational contract linguist support to U.S. Military 
   operations in Afghanistan
 - Provide general linguistic support for military operations and 
   interpret during interviews, meetings, and conferences
 - Interpret and translate written and spoken communications
 - Transcribe and analyze communications
 - Perform document exploitation
 - Scan, research, and analyze foreign language documents for key information
 - Translate foreign language documents
 - Identify and extract information components meeting military 
   information requirements
 - Provide input to reports

Benefits Package:
 - Complete Health Care Package for you and your family
 - 401k Retirement Plan
 - Life Insurance
 - Preferred employee status for future position with employer (based 
   on availability)

Vacation/Leave:
 - 10 days paid time off after 6 months of service (also 20 days after 
   1 year of service)

Requirements:
 - Must be a U.S. Citizen, fluent in speaking, reading and writing 
   Pashto or Pashto/Dari
 - Must be willing to obtain a security clearance
 - Must be willing to travel overseas, in this case, Afghanistan

To apply:
Please send resume to  Linda.aines(a)internationalink.net. Write "Pashto 
linguist-Afghanistan" in subject line of your e-mail and include 
country of citizenship at the top of your resume.

Closing Date for applications: Open


Linda Aines
International Link Recruitment Service
Sudbury, Vermont, USA
Tel: +802-273-2330
http://www.internationalink.net
 

JOBS- Ukraine - Socio-economic Programme Development, SME Interventions

Posted by: Gerd K. Schuessler <gschuessler(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 5 Nov 2008


JOBS- Ukraine - Socio-economic Programme Development, SME Interventions


Our company SME Interventions S.A., a consultancy firm based in London 
is looking for key experts for the above mentioned project. Interested 
consultants should send their applications ASAP to info(a)killefitconsult.com

All experts who have a crucial role in implementing the contract are 
referred to as key experts.

Key experts shall spend at least 80% (key expert 1 and key expert 3) 
or 70% (key expert 2) of their working days under this Contract in Ukraine.


The profiles of the key experts for this contract are as follows:

Key Expert 1: Team Leader - Project Coordinator
Duration of the assignment:  at least 300 working days
Base of operations: Ivankiv rayon

This position is key to the achievement of the necessary coordination 
with the project partner, national authorities and stakeholders.  The 
position requires an individual of outstanding management capability 
and possessing a thorough understanding of the political, legal and 
human resource dynamics of public administration and of place and role 
of government in open market economy.

The Team Leader must be an energetic and proactive expert with a track 
record that demonstrates successful business activities development, 
preferably in FSU countries, familiarity with environmental issues and 
problem solving skills. This includes human resources management, 
strategic and organisational planning, career development, staff training etc.

Qualifications and skills

 - Advanced University degree or equivalent in public policy, business 
   administration, business and human resources management, socio-economy 
 - Full command of English language (written and oral) 
 - Good knowledge of (at least spoken) Ukrainian and / or Russian is an asset
 - Good representational and public relations skills to ensure good 
   communication with clients and partners

General professional experience

 - At least 10 years of overall professional experience in domains 
   relevant to this assignment - of which 3 at least in management positions
 - Experience in human resources management, entrepreneurship - legal 
   and economical matters
 - General experience with training, capacity building, and 
   institution building  activities / policies

Specific professional experience

 - At least 3 years of experience in supervising and coordinating a 
   team of international and local experts (proven by track record of 
   management experience in multicultural environments)
 - At least 3 years of experience in organising and planning 
   administrative, logistical support and financial matters related to 
   implementation of projects; and in coordinating a variety of 
   activities in different fields (of economical, legal and technical
character)
 - Proven track record in managing donor funded development assistance 
   projects preferably in transition countries
 - Experience as Team Leader in at least one EC funded project in CIS 
   countries or in developing countries is an asset
 - Knowledge of EC procedures for external action and development 
   assistance is an asset


Key Expert 2: Economist - senior expert on economic
analysis/forecasting and economic strategy development
Duration of the assignment:  at least 150 working days
Base of operations: Ivankiv rayon

Qualifications and skills

 - Advanced University degree or equivalent in economics, finance, or 
   other relevant field
 - Fluency in written and spoken English
 - (Good) knowledge of (at least spoken) Ukrainian and / or Russian is an asset
 - Strong communication and inter-personal skills
 - Training skills

General professional experience

 - At least 10 years of overall professional experience in domains 
   relevant to this assignment, of which at least 3 to 5 years in the 
   assessment and/or design of economic policy strategies and in the 
   provision of advice and/or preparation of plans on economic measures
 - Knowledge of economic modelling/forecasting techniques and economic 
   policy instruments, cost/benefit analysis, impact assessments, 
   economic data processing
 - Experience in Regional Development
 - Experience in: drafting economic policy papers, drafting marketing 
   analyses, preparing relevant strategies, identifying economic policy 
   implementation priorities

Specific professional experience

 - At least 3 to 5 years of experience in preparing business 
   strategies for the mid-to-longer term economic development of
selected regions
 - Proven track record of working closely with governmental and 
   regional bodies responsible for national/regional economic and/or 
   financial policies
 - Thorough knowledge of decentralized cooperation, regional economic 
   policy making, and municipal/regional administration policy
 - Experience in analysing economic performance of small scale 
   regional economic activities (SMEs, farms, small commerce etc.) and 
   assessing prospects for growth
 - Proven track record of work in conducting economic analyses and 
   training foreign partners representatives
 - Having at least one or two experiences as economic advisor or 
   similar in donor-funded projects and/or in Tacis countries is an asset
 - Having at least one long-term experience in CIS countries is an asset


Key Expert 3: Process engineer / Engineer - economist
Duration of the assignment: at least 150 working days
Base of operations: Ivankiv rayon

Qualifications and skills

 - Advanced University degree or equivalent in technology or engineer economy 
 - Fluency in written and spoken English
 - (Good) knowledge in (at least spoken) Ukrainian and / or Russian is 
   a strong asset
 - Training skills

General professional experience

 - At least 5 years experience as senior Consultant in long-term 
   assignments in CIS or in developing countries, particularly guiding 
   local bodies in the field of business development
 - Experience with analysis, impact assessments of business 
   development measurements and related issues
 - Experience in providing advice and planning and designing 
   technologies on the basis of business development strategies
 - Experience in training and/or capacity building programmes

Specific professional experience

 - At least 2 years of experience in analysing national/regional 
   business policies, economic indicators and in implementing related 
   strategies as well as technologies and techniques
 - Experience in economic data processing and technology development; 
   and in introduction of technologies, business management and marketing
 - Experience in relation to nuclear safety technologies and / or 
   radiation protection issues
 - Experience in / with radioactively affected areas is an asset
 - At least one or  two experiences as economic/engineer advisor or 
   similar in donor-funded projects and / or in Tacis countries is an asset
 

JOB- Editor-in-Chief, Human Rights Center (HRIDC), Tbilisi

Posted by: Margareta Sarishvili <drsarishvili(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 18 Oct 2008


JOB- Editor-in-Chief, Human Rights Center (HRIDC), Tbilisi


The Human Rights Center (HRIDC) is announcing a vacancy for the 
full-time position of Editor in Chief.

Key roles and responsibilities:

 * Provide his/her own news and editorial materials, articles to be 
   published in www.HumanRights.ge (In Georgian and in English);
 * Edit online magazine HumanRights.ge
 * Plan information policy and management of the magazine
 * Cooperate closely with  the magazine's strategic planning;
 * Prepare analytical reports and journalistic investigations;
 * Present monthly reports;
 * Participate in the organization's other activities.

Requirements:

 * University degree in Journalism;
 * At least 2 years work experience in (media) management;
 * An ability to write informational and analytical articles in 
   English in different fields such as social issues, human rights, etc.;
 * Understanding of general principles and ethics of journalism;
 * High energy and enthusiasm;
 * Excellent writing ability in English;
 * Ability and motivation to work independently and as a team member;
 * Knowledge of MS Office/Internet applications;
 * Excellent communication skills.

Salary: 350 Euro.

To apply, please send an e-mail with the following documentation attached:

 * CV
 * Cover letter
 * Two names of references with contact details

to: hridc(a)hridc.org no later than October 27, 2008. In the subject 
line, please specify the position title only. Only short-listed 
applicants will be contacted for interview. Incomplete applications 
will be rejected. No phone calls please.

Human Rights Center (HRIDC) is a Tbilisi, Georgia based NGO dedicated 
to the defence and promotion of human rights in Georgia. HRIDC is a 
member of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), World 
Organisation against Torture (OMCT Network), Human Rights Without 
Frontiers, Int.

Website: www.HumanRights.ge

JOBS- Journalism, European Studies, Philosophy at American University of Central Asia

Posted by: Jamilya Karabaeva <karabaeva_j(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 17 Oct 2008


JOBS- Journalism, European Studies, Philosophy at American Univ of Central Asia


American University of Central Asia seeks individuals to fill the following 
positions:

Chair of the Journalism Department

Requirements to candidates:
 - Advanced academic degree; 
 - Operational experience as a program chair or teacher in higher 
   education for not less than 3 years;
 - Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
 - Knowledge of distinctive features of the American education system; 
 - Fluency in English and Russian;
 - Excellent computer skills;
 - Excellent communication skills.

Candidates who have studied journalism abroad or received training in 
journalism abroad are especially encouraged to apply for the position.

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. Interested 
candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.  Applications will 
be considered until the position is filled. Please email documents to: 
human_resources(a)mail.auca.kg


Professor of European Studies

Requirements to candidates:
 - Academic degree (Master's degree , Ph.D candidate or Ph.D);
 - Operational experience as a faculty in higher education;
 - Knowledge of distinctive features of the American education system; 
 - Fluency in English for teaching. Knowledge of other European 
   languages is an asset;   
 - Readiness to start in January 2009.

Candidates who have studied abroad or received training abroad are 
especially encouraged to apply for the position.

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.  Interested 
candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by 10 November, 
2008.  Please email documents to: human_resources(a)mail.auca.kg


Professor of Philosophy

Requirements to candidates:
 - Academic degree (Master's degree in Philosophy, PhD candidate or 
   PhD in Philosophy);
 - Operational experience as a faculty in higher education;
 - Knowledge of distinctive features of the American education system; 
 - Fluency in English for teaching;
 - Readiness to start in January 2009.

We will prefer to hire a candidate who has studied philosophy or 
received training abroad.

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.  Interested 
candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by 17 November, 
2008.  Please email documents to: human_resources(a)mail.auca.kg


Jamilya Karabaeva
Executive Assistant to the
Vice-President for Academic Affairs
American University of Central Asia
205 Abdumomunov str. 720040
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Tel.: +996 (312) 66 33 09 (ext. 265)
Email: karabaeva_j(a)mail.auca.kg
www.auca.kg
 

JOB- IRC Labor Market Survey Consultant, North Caucasus

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 6 Oct 2008


JOB- IRC Labor Market Survey Consultant, North Caucasus


IRC Labor Market Survey Consultant, North Caucasus
 
Planned start date: October, 2008 and/or as soon as possible
 
Title of the project: Vperyod (Get Ahead): A pilot program expanding 
economic opportunity in war-affected areas of the North Caucasus
                                           
Since summer 2006 IRC has been implementing the program Vperyod which 
aims to expand grassroots economic opportunity and boost employability 
for vulnerable people in war-affected communities of Chechnya. The 
program represents the first initiative to integrate vocational 
training and micro-business/SME development activity in these 
war-affected areas of the North Caucasus. 
 
The program has two major objectives: 

 * Entrepreneurs in Chechnya benefit from an improved environment for 
   small business establishment and development. 
 * Vulnerable youth in Chechnya have improved employment opportunities. 

In 2006, IRC, in partnership with the East-West Institute, conducted a 
labor market survey and built its program activities based on survey 
results. However, Chechnya is currently undergoing large scale state 
investment in infrastructure development, and recovery in urban areas 
is continuing to progress swiftly, including the start-up of SMEs. 
Therefore, IRC believes the revised Labor Market Survey is necessary 
to better understand existent gaps at the local market and better 
address these gaps. The results of this survey will inform the 
implementation of this program and will also be dissimilated widely 
among state and non-state actors in this field. 

This survey aims to:
 * Identify current gaps at the local market and determine demand for 
   certain professions to inform design of vocational courses for young 
   men and women. The survey will pay particular attention to current key 
   state and non-state stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education, 
   Chamber of Commerce, and the Center for Small Business and the role 
   they can play in supporting improved youth employability.
 * Determine training interests of female youth and where they 
   correspond with the demands of local economy to ensure adequate 
   vocational training and work placement opportunities for female youth. 
 * Conduct comprehensive research on general operating environment for 
   micro-, small, and medium businesses, in particular the obstacles and 
   challenges. 
 * Identify development needs within small and medium businesses in 
   terms of capital, training, etc. 
 * Make recommendations to strengthen market-led vocational training 
   and SME enterprise development programming.

Required Outputs of Survey
 * A final report that includes: 
 * An Executive Summary; 
 * Methodology used; 
 * Analysis of the labor market and SME environment 
 * Main findings; 
 * Key short term and long term recommendations for future programming 
   in the fields of vocational training and support to small business; 
 * If appropriate identify additional opportunities for IRC to support 
   economic recovery in Chechnya, and potential constraints.
 * Survey summary
 * Debriefing of IRC Country Director and IRC program team on the main 
   findings of the survey and recommendations.
 
Scope of Work

Pre-Visit: 
 * Review all relevant program documentation including previous labor 
   market survey reports by IRC and other international organizations. 
 * Review all IRC documentation on surveys
 * Determine, in consultation with Northern Caucasus Program 
   Coordinator, Learning and Livelihood Coordinator, Development 
   Technical Unit and IRC Research Evaluation and Learning Unit, the most 
   appropriate methods for conducting the survey and preparatory work needed.
 * Prepare plan for approval by IRC incorporating: data collection 
   methods, data collection instruments, resources required and plans to 
   ensure ethical data collection.

Visit:
 * Conduct program site visits and agreed methodology with Program 
   Coordinator, Learning and Livelihood Coordinator, beneficiaries and 
   stakeholders. 
 * Provide feedback to IRC throughout visit and share summary of the 
   survey results, observations, and recommendations with IRC management 
   and key program staff before departure.
 * Note: The consultant will be responsible for following Ethical 
   Considerations, which include but not limited to obtaining informed 
   consent from the survey participants.

Post-Visit:
 * Prepare draft of the labor market survey summary report and share 
   it with IRC Northern Caucasus. The draft report will be subject to 
   discussion by relevant program staff.
 * After that, the consultant will prepare a Final Summary Report to 
   be formally presented to IRC for submission to donors, within 30 days 
   of visit-end. The report format will be agreed upon during the visit 
   with the country program.

Qualification and Experience of the required consultant:

The consultant should have at least a master's degree in an area 
related to the nature of this consultancy, background in 
community-based economic development and capacity-building of local 
enterprises and/or entrepreneurs, experience in labor market surveys, 
willingness to work in an insecure environment and follow strict 
security protocols.

Duration of visit: 2-3 weeks 

Other details: IRC Northern Caucasus will arrange all domestic 
transport and accommodation, provide a mobile phone for use during the 
visit, and provide translation as necessary for field work. The 
consultant should bring his/her own laptop computer. The consultant 
will receive a security briefing prior to arrival and promptly upon 
arrival in the country. The consultant is required to abide by IRC 
Northern Caucasus Security Protocol. 
 
Qualifications and Key Competencies:

Required:
 * Advanced University Degree or equivalent
 * Technical expertise (previous experience with labor market surveys, 
   vocational training, economic recovery, and SME development, ideally 
   in a post-conflict environment)
 * Excellent analytical skills,
 * Computer literacy
 * Ability and willingness to work and travel in high security environments

Desired:
 * Fluency in written and spoken Russian and English
 * Previous working experience in the Caucasus
 
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer - IRC considers all applicants on 
the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national 
origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran 
status or disability. IRC is an equal opportunity employer.
 
To apply for this position please go online to http://www.theIRC.org, 
click jobs under Northern Caucasus.
 

JOB- North Caucasus Project Manager/Head of Mission-Ingushetia, Caritas Czech Republic

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 16 Sep 2008


JOB- North Caucasus Project Manager/Head of Mission-Ingushetia, Caritas-CR


>From Reliefweb:

North Caucasus Project Manager Livelihood Support Activities / Head of 
Mission, Caritas Czech Republic

Organisation: Caritas Czech Republic (http://www.charita.cz/)
Organisation description: Czech NGO, member of Caritas Internationalis 
   and Caritas Europa, provides humanitarian aid, social services and 
   implements project of development cooperation
Job Location: Russian Federation (the) (Chechnya)
Closing date: 24 Sep 2008
Applications for this position should be sent to:
   petra.binderova(a)charita.cz
Job reference code: RW_7JEF27-22

For its upcoming Livelihood Support Activities with a strong rural 
emphasis, Caritas Czech Republic is seeking a qualified and 
experienced Project Manager. The selected candidate will at the same 
time hold the responsibilities as Head of Mission. The project will be 
implemented in Chechnya; the duty station is based in Nazran, Ingushetia.

Core tasks as Project Manager Livelihood Support Activities
 - Responsible for the overall management of the implementation of 
   Livelihood Support Activities in line with the project proposal, 
   budget and within the agreed time frame
 - Ensure the quality and effectiveness of activities through strong monitoring
 - Establish an effective cooperation with and provide guidance to our 
   local implementing partner
 - Analyze business plans and conduct feasibility studies for proposed 
   micro businesses, mainly in the agricultural sector
 - Procure goods and services for the project in accordance with HQ 
   and ECHO procurement rules
 - Manage human, logistic and financial resources of the project
 - Elaborate qualitative narrative reports in a timely manner and in 
   accordance with ECHO guidelines and HQ requirements
 - Ensure close cooperation and quality communication with regional 
   and local authorities

Core tasks as Head of Mission
 - Responsible for the overall management of the field mission 
   Northern Caucasus, including financial, human resource and
security management
 - Represent the organization and its interests with implementing 
   partners and authorities and establish qualitative communication with them
 - Elaboration of new humanitarian and/or development projects, 
   budgets included, in accordance with the strategy for Northern Caucasus

Required qualification and skills:
 - Advanced degree in Economics or Development Studies
 - Minimum of two years experience in Livelihood Support or Income 
   Generation activities, preferably in difficult environments 
   (preferably in Northern Caucasus)
 - Experienced in project planning, implementation and strong monitoring skills
 - Familiarity with ECHO procedures and requirements will be an asset
 - Experienced in Financial and Human resource management
 - Motivating and leading personality with strong emphasis on a 
   transparent and result-oriented working style
 - Readiness to travel to project sites / move to Grozny, Chechnya
 - English excellent reading, writing and verbal skills
 - Russian working knowledge

Duration: 12 months
Closing date: 24.09.2008

Due to visa regulations, we especially welcome applications from CIS 
countries. Please, note that this is an unaccompanied posting. 
Interviews will be held in Prague, Czech Republic. Travel costs cannot 
be reimbursed.
 

JOB- Analyst on Central Asia, Bishkek Office, International Crisis Group

Posted by: Crisis Group <asia.vacancies(a)crisisgroup.org>
Posted: 15 Sep 2008


JOB- Analyst on Central Asia, Bishkek Office, International Crisis Group


Crisis Group - Asia Program

The International Crisis Group (Crisis Group) is an independent, 
non-profit, non-governmental organisation, with some 135 staff members 
on five continents, working through field-based analysis and 
high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict worldwide. 
Widely acknowledged as one of the most effective and applauded actors 
in the field of conflict prevention and resolution worldwide, Crisis 
Group is seeking an Analyst to work in Crisis Group's Central Asia 
Office in Bishkek.

Analyst - Central Asia

Role:

Reporting to the Central Asia Project Director, liaising closely with 
other research and advocacy staff in the organisation, the successful 
candidate will research and analyse developments in Central Asia, 
presenting when necessary Crisis Group recommendations to governmental 
and international bodies as well as other interested institutions. 

Responsibilities:
 * Play an active role in the production of at least three detailed 
   reports per year, setting out relevant research findings and policy 
   recommendations, exploring appropriate means of alleviating underlying 
   causes of tension and conflict; 
 * Brief the Central Asia Project Director and other Crisis Group 
   staff on developments in Central Asia, and work closely with Program 
   and Project Directors to assist them with research and provide input 
   to Crisis Group publications as required;

Requirements:
 * Native or near-native English and demonstrable fluency in Russian, 
   both spoken and written; this includes an ability to produce timely 
   and accurate translations from Russian to English. Similar skills in 
   other regional languages would be a distinct advantage.
 * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; a strong team 
   player as well as a self-starter;
 * Flexibility, clarity of thought and the ability to work in a 
   fast-paced, often demanding environment;
 * Relevant on ground experience in Central Asia; 
 * At least five years' professional experience working in government, 
   academe, international organisations, NGOs or journalism; 
 * PhD or Masters degree in international relations, political 
   science, journalism, sociology, a related field, or equivalent through 
   experience; 
 * Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills, ability to 
   formulate well-targeted policy recommendations, and to produce these 
   materials on deadline.
 * Energy and self-disciple, coupled with a willingness to work in 
   sometimes difficult conditions, both in the Bishkek base and elsewhere 
   in the region.

In return we offer a competitive international compensation and 
benefits package and a stimulating environment for both personal and 
professional development.

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover 
letter, contact details of at least three referees and examples of 
unedited work prepared for publication or public presentation. The 
cover letter should appear in the body of the e-mail and describe the 
specific contribution that she/he would make to Crisis Group research 
and advocacy activities in Central Asia and propose his or her own 
ideas for one or two future reports. Please refer to Crisis Group's 
website (www.crisisgroup.org) to see previous reports and briefing papers. 

Please send applications by email to asia.vacancies(a)crisisgroup.org 
including "Central Asia Analyst" in the subject line of the e-mail. 
Recruitment will remain open until the appropriate candidate is appointed. 
 

JOB- Expert on the Post-Soviet Region, European Partnership for Democracy

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 12 Sep 2008


JOB- Expert on the Post-Soviet Region, European Partnership for Democracy


Expert on the Post-Soviet Region

The European Partnership for Democracy (http://www.eupd.eu/) is a 
newly born foundation based in Brussels created by some 15 European 
organizations active in democracy assistance. The aims of the EPD are: 
to share knowledge in the field of democracy promotion (lessons 
learned, funding opportunities, practical experience); to advocate for 
democracy promotion to be higher on the EU and its Member States 
agenda; and to offer flexible funding to democratisation programmes 
outside of Europe.

The EPD has recently explored its niche for working in the Post-Soviet 
region. The first country for EPD pilot-programmes in this region is 
Armenia, a second country will be selected during October 2008. EPD 
envisions to start the first activities in Armenia before the end of 
2008. For the growth of this programme we are looking for an expert to 
be in charge of the development of the pilot programmes in Post-Soviet region.

Requirements:

 * Work experience in the Post-Soviet region
 * knowledge of the political situation in the region
 * work experience in the area of democracy assistance of at least 5 
   years and/or equivallent working experience and relevant Masters 
   and/or PhD degree
 * experience in project management, financial monitoring skills, 
   analytical skills
 * ability to work in a team, flexibility, innovative ideas, proactive approach
 * ability to travel to the target countries
 * fluent English and advanced Russian are compulsory, knowledge of 
   other local languages is a plus.

What do we offer:

 * young dynamic organization with a potential to grow
 * 6 months assignment on a consultancy basis with a prospect of 
   further cooperation starting date: early or mid-October
 * compensation of travel, insurance, communication and lodging costs

Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment(a)eupd.eu  before 
30 September 2008.

For questions, please contact Ms. Marieke van Doorn MA, Coordinator 
EPD Secretariat at +32 476 034863 or mariekevandoorn(a)eupd.eu
 

JOB- International Consultant for UNDP Uzbekistan Gender Programme Proposal Development

Posted by: Dilnora Azimova <azimovad(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 12 Sep 2008


JOB- Int'l Consultant for UNDP Uzbekistan Gender Programme Proposal Development


UNDP Office in Uzbekistan seeks multilingual, motivated candidates 
with appropriate experience for the post of an International 
Consultant on Development of Gender Programme Proposal.

Type of assignment: Assessment of environment and development of 
   gender programme proposal 
Location: Consultant's country of residence, with 1 visit to 
   Uzbekistan (Tashkent and regions)
Expected starting date: October 2008
Duration: Short-term assignment (up to 2 months, incl 1 field trip)
Deadline for application: 24 September 2008
 
The full vacancy announcement can be found at 
http://www.undp.uz/en/jobs/vacancy.php?id=673.
 

JOB- Chief of Party, Vocational Education Project in Georgia (USAID)

Posted by: Ludmila Ceban <l.ceban(a)europeansolutions.nl>
Posted: 12 Sep 2008


JOB- Chief of Party, Vocational Education Project in Georgia (USAID)
 

Job Description - Chief of Party - Georgia

Overview

AIR's International Development Program seeks to enhance the capacity 
of developing countries to improve their quality of life through 
education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with 
local partners in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. 
In partnership with others, we seek to: ensure children's equitable 
access to all levels of education; improve the quality and relevance 
of education; and empower individuals, communities, and institutions 
as agents of social and behavioral change. Headquartered in 
Washington, DC, AIR is recruiting candidates for the position of Chief 
of Party in Georgia. 

Responsibilities

The Chief of Party (COP) will provide the vision, technical leadership 
and management oversight for the project in addition to the 
supervision, administration, and implementation of the contract in the 
field. This individual will establish and maintain systems for project 
operations, ensure that all contractual deadlines are met and targets 
are achieved, maintain working relationships with project stakeholders 
and partners, and oversee the preparation and submission of periodic 
progress and financial reports. The COP will deal with partner 
organizations and coordinate with USAID and other donors in all 
aspects of project planning, monitoring, and execution. 

Qualifications

Interested candidates should possess the following qualifications: 
Masters level degree in international education or related field; 
Knowledge of USAID regulations; 10 years of experience working in 
education in developing countries, with special emphasis on teacher 
development, and development and production of teaching/learning 
materials in developing countries, vocational education experience 
(construction or tourism preferred) or other experience directly 
related to tasks in the SOW; 8-10 years previous successful experience 
managing and providing technical, administrative and financial 
guidance as either a chief of party or similar senior level position 
on international education projects; experience in strategic planning, 
managing and directing a large staff and multiple sub-contractors on 
complex projects; experience managing a national intervention with a 
large budget; USAID project management experience; excellent oral and 
written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are 
required. Russian or Georgian language skills desired. 

To Apply

(1) Send us an updated CV, a telephone number and an indication of 
your expected remuneration?
(2) Send us a motivation (only a couple of lines is sufficient) why 
this particular project interests you?

 
Ms. Ludmila Ceban
Recruiter
European Management Solutions
 
Tel: +373-7-9310721
Fax: +31-20-8509237
Skype: europeanmanagementsolutions3
Email: l.ceban(a)europeansolutions.nl 
Web: www.europeansolutions.nl
 

JOB- Economic Recovery Coordinator, International Rescue Committee, North Caucasus

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 11 Sep 2008


JOB- Economic Recovery Coordinator, Int'l Rescue Committee, North Caucasus


>From Reliefweb:

Organisation: International Rescue Committee (http://www.theIRC.org)

Organisation description: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is 
one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing 
relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to 
victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over 
seven decades and today is involved in over 25 conflict zones in the 
world.   We address both the immediate, life saving needs of conflict 
affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post 
conflict societies.

Job Location: Russian Federation (the)
Closing date: 29 Nov 2008

Applications for this position should be sent to: We request that all 
applications be completed on line at http://www.IRCjobs.org.  Please 
indicate in your cover letter how you initially became aware of this 
vacancy. IRC does not set closing dates/deadline dates for 
applications, recruitment is ongoing until the position is filled.  
The IRC reviews all applications and you will be contacted directly if 
you are selected as a candidate.
Job reference code: RW_7HYGQN-57

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a non-profit, 
non-sectarian voluntary agency providing assistance to refugees around 
the world.  IRC's programs promote self-sustenance for refugees and 
host populations through public health, sanitation, shelter, 
rehabilitation, and educational programs.  IRC serves refugees in over 
30 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.  IRC is committed to freedom, 
human dignity and self-reliance.  This commitment is reflected in 
well-planned resettlement assistance, global emergency relief, 
rehabilitation, and advocacy for refugees.

The International Rescue Committee currently seeks an Economic 
Recovery Coordinator for a new USAID funded Economic Recovery program, 
based in the Northern Caucasus.

Background

The 'Enhancing Social Cohesion through Market led Agricultural 
Economic Recovery in War-Affected Areas of  the North Caucasus' is a 
new and innovative program that started in September 2007 and is 
expected to run through December of 2009. As the title suggests the 
project aims to address economic recovery through market led 
approaches to increase target beneficiaries income.

The program supports agricultural communities to become the drivers of 
their economic recovery; adopting a market-led and evidence-based 
approach linking war affected economic communities to a variety of 
state, international and business stakeholders for grass-roots 
expansion of economic opportunity. The program works in one district 
each in both Chechnya and Dagestan. Activities mobilize farmers and 
other members of the economic community to form groups and work with 
these groups to develop market-driven, Agricultural Development plans. 
The aim of the plans is to provide a road-map for groups to revitalize 
their local economies. The IRC program supports groups through 
facilitation and investment to implement agreed activities.

IRC requires a committed, dynamic management professional to lead the 
program over the remainder of its life.

Scope of Work

The Economic Recovery Coordinator provides direct technical 
supervision to all program staff and monitors the quality of program 
implementation. All work will be in line with best practices in the 
field of ERD and IRC's Program Framework.  This position will be based 
in the Northern Caucuses with travel to the field 50-75% or more of 
the time. IRC expatriate employees in the North Caucasus live 
primarily in the city of Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia with extensive 
regular visits to the program headquarters in Grozniy, Chechnya, where 
the IRC also maintains a guesthouse. Fieldwork will be focused upon 
Shelkovskiy Region, Chechnya and Khasavyurtovskiy region, Dagestan, 
with additional business trips throughout the South Federal District 
of Russia and to Moscow as needed.  Qualified candidates must be 
comfortable working and traveling in conflict environments and 
preferably has experience working in the same. The Economic Recovery 
Coordinator reports to the Country Program Coordinator. The ER 
Coordinator will liaise regularly with other technical Coordinators 
and Country Management Team.

Responsibilities

The Economic Recovery Coordinator will be responsible for implementing 
and managing the project. Key responsibilities will include:

Programmatic
 - Provide strong leadership for the project though all phases
 - Establish, manage and provide technical oversight for the program team
 - Establish clear implementation strategies and work plans for project
 - Supervise staff to ensure work plans are being followed on schedule 
   and appropriate indicators are being met and tracked
 - Lead and train local staff about the establishment of community 
   economic groups
 - Lead and train local staff about the process of market needs 
   assessment, value chain analysis and subsequent community level
group planning
 - Facilitate the generation of lists identifying potential 
   agricultural sectors of intervention along with incumbent players, 
   market sizes, geographic areas, distribution markets for services, 
   value chain analyses for each area and SWOT analyses for each 
   agricultural sector
 - Manage process of supporting groups in implementing their 
   Agricultural Development plans including grant dispersal

Budgetary
 - Manage project budget in coordination with Country Management Team
 - Develop new budgets as appropriate

Human Resources
 - Develop the capacity of program staff
 - Be an innovative member of the IRC North Caucuses team
 - Identify, recruit and train staff members as necessary

Coordination
 - Liaise regularly with all relevant partners, including local and 
   national government bodies, local and international NGOs, private 
   sector, and UN agencies.
 - Represent the program to donors, government officials, other NGOs, 
   UN agencies and other relevant authorities, and maintain effective and 
   cordial relationships with the same.
 - Identify potential public, private and public-private types of 
   interventions to promote sustainable business approaches;
 - Coordinate closely and provide input to other North Caucuses 
   economic programs to help harmonize programming that promotes the 
   goals of the Strategic Objectives Log Frame

Communication and Reporting
 - Perform the senior reporting role
 - Oversee the writing of all donor reports in a timely manner
 - Generate success stories

Requirements

The Economic Recovery Coordinator will be an entrepreneurial 
individual who enjoys finding creative solutions in a challenging 
environment. S/he will be a committed development professional with a 
track record in successful program implementation in sustainable 
business development.  S/he will be a motivated, proactive, 
self-starter who enjoys building profitable enterprises for others 
where market opportunities and gaps exist.

Qualifications:
 - Masters in Business Administration, International Management, 
   Agriculture Economics, Community/Rural Development and/or a related 
   qualification
 - At least 3 years experience in designing, implementing and managing 
   economic or livelihoods programs preferably among conflict-affected 
   populations or in the Russian Federation.
 - Experience in market led economic support programs.
 - Experience in conflict resolution, sustainability, and negotiation 
   skills helpful
 - Previous experience in Eastern Europe / the Russian Federation
 - Russian language skills required at a high-conversational level or better.

Key Skills
 - Team leadership
 - Community and district level group facilitation
 - Participatory market research
 - Market opportunity identification
 - Business planning
 - Grant management
 - Reporting monitoring and evaluation
 - Proficient user of main computer software
 - Russian language
 

JOB- ICRC Psychologist, Nalchik, North Caucasus

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 11 Sep 2008


JOB- ICRC Psychologist, Nalchik, North Caucasus


ICRC/International Committee of the Red Cross 
Psychologist 
Psychological Support Programmes for Families of Missing Persons
based in Nalchik, non-family assignment
 
Function / raison d'être

A few years after the "end" of the armed hostilities (at least in some 
areas of the Chechen Republic), there is no more humanitarian 
emergency in the region.

However, specific problems related to IHL / IHRL remain unsolved, 
especially the issue of forced disappearances during and since the 
last conflict. Indeed, many families remain without answers or 
information regarding the fate of their disappeared relatives. For 
many of them, it's even impossible to consider the possibility of the 
death of their loved one(s), even less in the absence of visible proof. 

The ICRC intends to promote the implementation of a global approach in 
order to respond to the needs of the families of the missing. Actions 
developed in this respect will address issues mainly related to the 
psychological and social dimensions of the problems faced by the 
families, as well as other aspects for instance within the legal or 
judicial fields. 

Concerning mental health the mental health issue, we decide to focus 
our attention on the grieving/mourning process and its complications 
considering the uncertainty linked to the situation of disappearance.

After having assessed the current situation of families of missing, 
ICRC Delegation will set activities to provide the minimum support 
that has to be defined according to the reality of the families' 
difficulties. The local network (associations, Red Cross national 
society branches, "traditional" leaders, specialists, communities) is 
seen as the main resource. Its capacities will need to be improved in 
order to properly accompany families of missing in a long term setting.

Main Tasks
 * Organise training sessions on "Accompanying families of missing 
   persons" with the NS nurses, the Family Associations and the 
   identified pool of psychologists. 
 * Ensure the implementation of the ICRC HandBook and the activities 
   it proposes for assisting the families 
 * Define and organize in collaboration with the health unit/team 
   (GVA, Nalchik) training sessions adapted to the level of competencies 
   and intervention of the local specialists (and according to the needs 
   of families). 
 * Encourage the networking of the main stakeholders involved in the 
   support of FoM (NS, FAs, pool of specialists, others ) 
 * Ensure the follow up of the activities and provide adequate 
   technical supervision. 
 * Fine tune the children needs assessment (as well as the tool: sheet 
   6) in order to define activities to be put in place from the second 
   part of the year. 
 * Ensure the supervision of the protection/psychosocial ICRC team 
   involved in the PSS programme 
 * Define and organize workshop/meetings aiming to reinforce the 
   ability of colleagues to cope with dealing directly with the FoM

Selection requirements
 * Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken), French and 
   Russian desirable 
 * Senior Psychologist/Psychiatrist/Specialised nurse (MA + DESS or doctorat) 
 * Experience with populations from different cultures, field 
   experience required. Knowledge of Caucasus context preferable 
 * Knowledge of the grief process and related issue 
 * Experience/knowledge in training process, inter-vision and supervision. 
 * Experience in community-based approach and in implementing 
   psychosocial activities. 
 * International driving licence (valid for manual transmission vehicles)

Your profile
 * Very good analysis and reporting capacity. 
 * Autonomy, sense of initiative, flexibility. 
 * Ability to work in teams, with experts of various theoretical backgrounds. 
 * Communication aptitude, open-mindedness, creativity, pro-activity. 

Minimum length of the assignment : 12 months
Starting date : 15.10.2008
Application deadline : 20.09.2008 
 
To apply, go to http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/fd-psychologist
 

JOB- IREX Chief of Party, Nalchik, Russia

Posted by: Almut Rochowanski <almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org>
Posted: 9 Sep 2008


JOB- IREX Chief of Party, Nalchik, Russia


TITLE OF POSITION: Chief of Party 
REPORTS TO: Director, Civil Society Division, Washington, DC 
LOCATION: Nalchik, North Caucasus, Russia 
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time salaried position
Position is contingent upon funding 

http://www.irex.org/careers/2008/0811-cop-csd-ru.asp 

About IREX
IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership 
and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, 
strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society 
development. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of $50 
million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX and its 
partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting 
expertise in more than 50 countries. 

Position Description:
IREX seeks applicants for the position of Chief of Party in Nalchik, 
North Caucasus, Russia 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 COP will provide leadership, vision, strategic planning, 
and management to the program. 

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

Qualifications:
 * Graduate degree or equivalent experience in development studies, 
   education, and/or conflict mitigation studies; 
 * More than 7 years of technical expertise in civil society 
   development, especially in field of conflict management and youth
programming; 
 * Previous experience working with USAID; 
 * Strong program management and leadership experience; 
 * Prior work experience in youth programs in Russia and familiarity 
   with NGO environment in Russia preferred; 
 * Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; 
 * Prior experience working in a conflict area preferred; 
 * Fluency in English and Russian required. 
 * Please note that Nalchik is a partially accompanied post (adult 
   dependents only) 

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


Almut Rochowanski
Coordinator, Programs and Advocacy
Chechnya Advocacy Network

almut(a)chechnyaadvocacy.org
www.chechnyaadvocacy.org
(1) 212 459 9363
(1) 646 467 0637 (mobile)
 

JOB- Country Project Director, Uzbekistan - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Natalie Zajicova <natalie(a)ind-dc.org>
Posted: 9 Sep 2008


JOB- Country Project Director, Uzbekistan - Tashkent, Uzbekistan


The Institute for New Democracies, based in Washington D.C., is 
currently recruiting for a Country Project Director for its program in 
Uzbekistan. This position will be based in Tashkent and would commence 
in the Fall of 2008. The Country Project Director will report directly 
to the Executive Director based in Washington, D.C. Primary duties 
will be to guide the implementation of programs and to supervise and 
manage international and national staff and consultants. The ideal 
candidate will have direct experience on issues such as human rights, 
access to justice, prison monitoring, judicial reform and criminal 
justice reform. Applicants must have an advanced degree (a J.D. 
preferred), at least seven years of relevant experience and strong 
experience with personnel and financial management. Preference will be 
given to applicants who have experience managing US Government 
donor-funded international human rights and legal reform programs. 
Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations preferred. Please send your 
cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to 
IND(a)ind-dc.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Institute for New Democracies is a nonpartisan and nonprofit 
organization dedicated to promoting political liberalization, 
democratic practices, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of 
law in countries undergoing political transformation. IND is a 501(c) 
(3) organization based in Washington, DC.
 

JOB- Research Assistant, Project on Islam in Eurasia, Harvard Univ.

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 21 Aug 2008


JOB- Research Assistant, Project on Islam in Eurasia, Harvard U.


Title: Part-Time Research Assistant (II)
Requisition Number: 34519
School / Unit: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department: Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Location: Cambridge, Mass.
Part-Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Project on "Islam in Eurasia" is a research and
public information project seeking to develop a clear analysis of the
changing role of Islam and the region and its implications for the
region's political future, as well as to disseminate understanding of
this to policy-makers, opinion-leaders and the general public. The
project involves research in the field, library research, preparation
and dissemination of publications, and engagement with the target
audience through the conferences, the internet and other means.

The Research Assistant provides assistance to the project director in
administrative and research tasks. Specific responsibilities include,
but are not limited to: Research for the project: gathering of
materials from library, internet and other sources, review and
analysis of research materials, management of databases, contribution
to write-up of research analysis; Preparation of publications in print
and web formats: editing and formatting of materials for publication
(originating from conference presenters and research project team
members), translation or correction of translation of materials for
publication, layout and preparation of print publications, web-editing
of web publications; Administrative work for conference and meeting
planning and preparation: handling logistical arrangements such as
travel, visa arrangements, meeting rooms, hotel accommodations, meals,
and conference materials, publicity of conferences, including
preparation of publicity materials, handling its distribution,
correspondence with conference presenters and attendees;
Administration of project's finances: processing of charges and
payments for project expenditures, administration of project's
budgetary procedures, preparation of materials for project's financial
reporting; Project office and administration tasks: support to the
project director in administration of pragmatics of work in the
project team, including correspondence, administrative arrangements
such as establishing contracts, coordinating the research agenda,
collecting research materials, and sharing research results,
maintenance of contact database, producing mailings, handling
correspondence and queries, general management and distribution of
project's informational outputs. The research assistant will travel to
the region at least once during the term of the project to support a
project meeting; additional travel to the region to support research
is dependent upon the skills and abilities of the person filling the
position. The position will start out at 17.5 hours per week with a
strong potential for an increase in hours over time.

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

Knowledge of Russian or other languages of the former Soviet Muslim
world (Azerbaijan, Daghestan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Tatarstan,
Uzbekistan), knowledge of and interest in Islam and former Soviet
Union, strong computer skills (MS Office, database experience,
internet based applications), one to two years research experience,
ability to learn quickly and write well. Post-bachelor's degree
education preferred.

Please note that this position is available only to a candidate who is
located in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area or is willing/able to
relocate to here on her/his own, and who is eligible to work in the US.

To Apply:

Visit http://jobs.harvard.edu/jobs/search_req and search for
requisition no. 34519.
 

JOB- Executive Assistant to Vice President for Academic Affairs, AUCA, Bishkek

Posted by: Bermet Tursunkulova <bermet13(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 16 Aug 2008


JOB- Executive Assistant to Vice President for Academic Affairs, AUCA, Bishkek


American University of Central Asia is seeking an individual for the 
position of the Executive Assistant to Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Requirements:
 * Higher education 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

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
 * providing day-to-day assistance to VPAA
 * developing and maintaining an integrated calendar of academic 
   meetings for VPAA
 * assisting in developing reports on academic affairs and marketing 
   and enrollment to the Board of Trustees
 * coordinating activities of academic departments and offices
 * recording minutes for meetings of the Board of Trustees and 
   Academic Policy Committee

Work experience in higher education sector and knowledge of an 
academic process is an advantage.  A competitive salary will be based 
on experience and qualification. Interested candidates should submit a 
letter of interest and a resume to: shananova_t(a)mail.auca.kg


Dr. Bermet Tursunkulova
tel.: +996(555) 36-81-05
 

JOB- Program Officer, American Councils, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Jacob Smith <smith(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 16 Aug 2008


JOB- Program Officer, American Councils, Osh, Kyrgyzstan


Program Officer
Location: Osh, Kyrgyzstan
FLSA Status: Exempt
 
Position Description 

Summary

The Central Asian Turkic Languages Overseas Flagship (CATLOF) program 
is a US Government funded initiative designed to produce 
professionally competent speakers of such Central Asian languages as 
Azeri, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen, and Uzbek. This is accomplished 
through a regimen of intensive study and professional development in 
an immersion environment on site at various locations throughout 
Central Asia. This position supports the Uzbek and Kyrgyz site in Osh, 
Kyrgyzstan.  The CATLOF Program Officer for Uzbek and Kyrgyz will be 
responsible primarily for all aspects of the development and 
maintenance of the Osh Language Center (OLC) and the overseas 
components of all Osh-based Flagship and Outbound activities and 
programs. Additionally, the Program Officer will be responsible, when 
the below duties permit, for assisting with other American Councils 
endeavors in the region at a maximum rate of 10 percent of his/her 
weekly time. The CATLOF Program Officer will report directly to the 
Flagship and Outbound Program Managers on all issues related to 
Flagship and Outbound programs, but will be responsible for including 
the Kyrgyzstan Country Director in all relevant correspondences. All 
legal, accounting, security, and other logistical decisions will be 
made in direct consultation with the Kyrgyzstan Country Director and 
the Flagship and Outbound Program Managers.

Primary Responsibilities
 * Choosing, procuring, developing, and maintaining a suitable office location;
 * Creating a network of internships and host families;
 * Forming a relationship with a local university to culminate in an 
   eventual contract;
 * Providing selections and logistical support for faculty development 
   endeavors;
 * Modeling and writing a student handbook for Osh based on 
   preexisting Flagship materials;
 * Maintaining daily contact with American Councils in Bishkek and 
   Washington, DC;
 * Supervising, coordinating and facilitating all aspects of student programs;
 * Enforcing American Councils student rules and policies;
 * Performing all financial reporting and accounting duties necessary;
 * Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
 * Familiarity with culture and geography of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan;
 * Proficiency in spoken and written Russian and at least one of 
   Kyrgyz or Uzbek;
 * 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;
 * Elementary, secondary and higher education within the U.S. required.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

HR Department, American Councils for International Education
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC  20036
Fax: (202) 572-9095 or (202) 833-7523
E-mail: resumes(a)americancouncils.org

Please visit our website at http://flagship(a)americancouncils.org or 
view a full job description at 
http://www.americancouncils.org/employmentList.php.

 
 

JOB- Native English Teacher, Dushanbe International School, Dushanbe

Posted by: Azamat Kholmat <dushis(a)dushis.com>
Posted: 10 Aug 2008


JOB- Native English Teacher, Dushanbe International School, Dushanbe


Position Description and Background:
Primary and ESL Teachers

Personal requirements:
 * Teaching Degree or Bachelors degree and at least two years of 
   teaching experience
 * Native English speaker
 * Skills of organising extra-curricular activities
 * Communication skills (communicating with students, colleagues and parents)
 * Teaching without any kind of promotion of religious or extremist views

Terms and conditions:
 * A contract for one academic year (2008/2009) will be offered 
   according to local legislation
 * Accommodation and transportation (including air fee) provided by school
 * Attractive salary (equal to standard salary in home country of the teacher)
 * Health care provided according to standards of health care service 
   for local teachers of Tajikistan
 * Appropriate support in adaptation into the new environment

For further questions, please contact Azamat Kholmat at dushis(a)dushis, 
azamat78(a)hotmail.com.

Interested candidates please send their CV and cover letter to Azamat 
Kholmat(dushis(a)dushis, azamat78(a)hotmail.com)  

      
 

JOB- International Consultant, CEDAW Watch Report

Posted by: Yelena Kudryavtseva <yelena.kudryavtseva(a)unifem.org>
Posted: 10 Aug 2008


JOB- International Consultant, CEDAW Watch Report


UNIFEM CIS Sub-regional office is looking for a short-term 
International Consultant, who will be tasked to prepare a CEDAW Watch 
Report for CIS countries. The CEDAW Watch Report is to be focused on 
the analysis of data based on gender priorities defined through 
aligning the MDG's indicators with relevant CEDAW articles and BPFA 
priorities. In particular, the analysis of the statistical and 
qualitative data is to be done on social protection, women's economic 
opportunities, employment in non-agricultural sector, HIV/AIDS and 
violence against women, labor migration.

For complete description of assignment and requirements, please, visit 
UNIFEM CIS Sub-regional office web-site at 
http://www.unifemcis.org/?en=1 section Announcements to download the 
Terms of References. Or request the TOR from the person indicated below.

Application Process:

Applicants are requested to submit: 1) CV, outlining their relevant 
professional experience; 2) Cover letter, stating their interest in 
and qualifications for the post; 3) List of publications/researches in 
similar field/of similar nature; 4) One or two their 
publication/research in similar field/of similar nature in full text 
in PDF or Word and 5) Two references by 24 August, 2008 to Yelena 
Kudryavtseva, National Programme Officer, UNIFEM CIS Sub-regional 
office via e-mail yelena.kudryavtseva(a)unifem.org.


Yelena Kudryavtseva
National Programme Officer / Programme Specialist
UNIFEM Regional Office for CIS
UN Premises, 67 Tole Bi St., Almaty 05000, Kazakhstan
Tel: (7 7272) 58 26 43, ext.1606
Fax: (7 7272) 58 26 45
E-mail: yelena.kudryavtseva(a)unifem.org
Website: www.unifemcis.org
 

JOB- Deputy Country Director, Institute for New Democracies, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Natalie Zajicova <natalie(a)ind-dc.org>
Posted: 1 Aug 2008


JOB- Deputy Country Director, Inst. for New Democracies, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


The Institute for New Democracies is currently recruiting for a Deputy
Country Director for its program in Uzbekistan. This position will be
based in Tashkent and would commence in September 2008. The Deputy
Country Director will report directly to the Executive Director based
in Washington, D.C. Primary duties will be to guide the implementation
of programs and to supervise and manage international and national
staff and consultants. The ideal candidate will have direct experience
on issues such as human rights, access to justice, prison monitoring,
judicial reform and criminal justice reform. Applicants must have a
J.D. and seven years of relevant experience. Preference will be given
to applicants who have experience managing US Government donor-funded
international human rights and legal reform programs. Knowledge of
USAID rules and regulations preferred. Please send your cover letter,
resume, and a list of three professional references to ind(a)ind-dc.org.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 

JOB- Native English Teacher, Sairam School No. 1, Shimkent, South Kazakhstan

Posted by: Richard Dion <richardrdion(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 30 Jul 2008


JOB- Native English Teacher, Sairam School No. 1, Shimkent, South Kazakhstan


Position Description and Background:

The Ministry for Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
is recruiting native English language teachers to teach English as a
Foreign Language at secondary schools (students from 12 to 17 years).
School No. 1 in Sairam (near Shimkent, South Kazakhstan) has focused
in the last years on developing a multi-lingual curriculum, teaching
in Kazakh (State language), Russian (official language), as well as in
Uzbek which is the native language of the majority of the local
population. As a result of its academic excellence, the school was
offered a grant from the Ministry and wishes to attract suitable
candidates to teach English in its school.

Personal requirements:
 * Teaching Degree or Bachelors degree and at least three years of
   teaching experience
 * Native English speaker
 * Skills of organising extra-curricular activities
 * Communication skills (communicating with students, colleagues and parents)
 * Teaching without any kind of promotion of religious or extremist views

Terms and conditions:
 * A contract for one academic year (2008/2009) will be offered
   according to local legislation
 * Accommodation and transportation (including air fee) provided by
   local authorities
 * Attractive salary (equal to standard salary in home country of the teacher)
 * Healthcare provided according to standards of healthcare service
   for local teachers of Kazakhstan
 * Appropriate support in adaptation into the new environment

For further questions, please contact Charlotte Altenhoner at
caltenhoner(a)hotmail.com.

Interested candidates please send their CV and cover letter to Dilorom
Mirsalieva (dilorom.mirsalieva(a)gmail.com) and Charlotte Altenhoner
(caltenhoner(a)hotmail.com) with copy to teachers_to_kz(a)edu.gov.kz and
teshimkent(a)yahoo.com
 

JOB- Research on Emerging Market Economies in Central Asia, Goettingen

Posted by: Manuel Stark <mail(a)manuelstark.com>
Posted: 30 Jul 2008


JOB- Research on Emerging Market Economies in Central Asia, Goettingen


Researcher or Research Assistant (Doctoral Position)
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 a vacancy
in its Asia-Europe Institute. Candidates are expected to do
independent research during a period of two or three years leading to
a doctoral thesis. The assignment starts in October 2008 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, Regensburg,
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 an excellent competence in written and spoken
English, applicants must possess very good language skills in Kazakh
or Uzbek or alternatively in Russian.

The position provides a 2-3-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, two letters of
recommendation, a sample of academic writing, and other relevant
material by regular mail or by e-mail until 30 August 2008 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: 30 August 2008
 

JOB- Regional Educational Advising Coordinator, American Councils for International Education

Posted by: Dawn Blackwell <blackwell(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 29 Jun 2008


JOB- Regional Educational Advising Coordinator, American Councils


Regional Educational Advising Coordinator
Eurasia
 
Position Description

Summary:

The Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for Eurasia is 
responsible for supporting the network of EducationUSA Advising 
Centers (EACs) in the Eurasian region specifically, and cooperating 
with REACs in a worldwide team. The Regional Educational Advising 
Coordinator (REAC) Program, funded by the Department of State, Bureau 
of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is designed to foster 
international student mobility between the United States and the rest 
of the world through the EducationUSA network.  The REAC serves as a 
liaison between the EAC network in the region and U.S. government 
agencies, institutions of higher education in Eurasia and the U.S., 
and other international education organizations. Primary 
responsibilities include consulting with Public Affairs Sections (PAS) 
in Eurasia and Central Asia as well as the Bureau of Educational and 
Cultural Affairs (ECA) and Institute of International Education on the 
direction and priorities of educational advising and carrying out 
initiatives to build the capacity of the EducationUSA network.  The 
REACs work directly with EACs and administering organizations to 
ensure high-quality services are delivered across the region.  The 
position also oversees the implementation of Opportunity grants in 
countries in the region.

The REAC is based in Moscow, Russia and works directly with PAS and 
ECA and the worldwide network of REACs, as well as the Director of 
REAC Services at the Institute of International Education which 
provides services to the REAC Program.  The REAC for Eurasia also 
works closely with the leadership of organizations providing advising 
services. The REAC for Eurasia works in especially close consultation 
and cooperation with REACs working in bordering regions to provide 
necessary support to EACs in countries with shared history and languages.

The position involves a rigorous schedule of about 50% of time spent 
traveling.

Responsibilities:

Leadership and representation:
 * Maintains active contact with the ECA and PAS regarding EAC 
   developments and strategy, including providing reports and statistical 
   analysis on developments in higher education and related reform in
the region 
 * Coordinates program activities and links EACs to other relevant 
   organizations like NAFSA: Association of International Educators, 
   American Corners/Centers, Internet Access and Training Program, 
   College Board, ETS, Overseas Association of College Admissions 
   Counselors, U.S. institutions of higher education, education tour 
   providers, and other associations 
 * Represents the Eurasian EAC community in individual consultations, 
   public appearances, and meetings with potential and existing partners, 
   and the interests, goals, and objectives of ECA/A/S/A more broadly to 
   develop the EducationUSA network 
 * Promotes the Virtual Consulting Office in and out of the 
   EducationUSA network and provides strategic guidance to VCO management 
 * Works with advisers to complete the EAC certification process and 
   ensure compliance with ECA/A/S/A website and statistics-reporting 
   requirements are met 
 * Monitors center activities through e-mail and phone communication 
 * Delivers site visit reports to ECA, PAS, EACs, and appropriate 
   administering organizations 
 * Manages REAC budget and supplementary funds, working with American 
   Councils to disburse funds and providing reports in a timely manner 
 * Maintains a database of EducationUSA Advising Centers with current 
   contact information, and ensures relevant data is current on the 
   ECA/A/S/As website:  http://www/educationusa.state.gov/centers/ 
 * Develops annual work and travel plans in collaboration with ECA and IIE 

Evaluation, training and support: 
 * Travels to advising centers to conduct needs assessment, provide 
   training, and facilitate strategic planning 
 * Evaluates, updates, and develops training materials 
 * Collects and shares best-practices/strategies for new projects, 
   services or programming directions through newsletters, electronic 
   bulletins, or other means 
 * Shares information on other training opportunities for advisors 
   funded by ECA and others 
 * Maintains the REAC-Eurasia web page as a resource for advisors and 
   U.S. university staff on Eurasian advising topics, adviser training, 
   and EAC events 
 * Moderates the REAC-Eurasia advisor listserv and encourages active 
   adviser participation in advising listservs 
 * Selects advisers for internship training programs (ITP), organize 
   and coordinate the ITP 
 * Evaluates the effectiveness of workshops and trainings 

Qualifications: 
 * Graduate degree related to region in:  economics, international 
   education or development, history, or related area 
 * Fluent in English and one or more regional language, Russian preferred; 
 * Experience living and traveling in the region, and a demonstrated 
   willingness and ability to undertake an ambitious travel schedule 
 * Expert knowledge of the system of higher education in the U.S., 
   including such issues as accreditation, distance learning, the 
   admissions process, standardized testing, and financial aid, as well 
   as of the educational system of the region and current reform issues 
 * Experience in budget and human resources management 
 * Supervisory experience; experience supervising host-country national staff 
 * Cross-cultural skills, especially in the area of communication 
 * Excellent time management, strategic planning and implementation, 
   analytical, and computer/internet skills 
 * Experience in public speaking and in professional training activities 
 * Ability to forge and develop connections and work cooperatively 
   with partners and stakeholders from various sectors including higher 
   education communities, U.S. and host country government, private 
   companies, NGOs, and media 

To Apply:

Send letter/resume and salary requirements to HR Department, American 
Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC  20036. 
Fax: 202-572-9095 or 202-833-7523; email: 
resumes(a)americancouncils.org . Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Councils improves education at home and abroad through the 
support of international research, the design of innovative programs, 
and the exchange of students, scholars, and professionals around the 
world.  American Councils employs a full-time professional staff of 
over 370, located the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern 
Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East.

Dawn Blackwell
Human Resource Generalist
American Councils for International Education:ACTR/ACCELS
Phone: 202/833-7522
Fax: 202/572-9095
 

CFA- Armenian Studies Program, Visiting Scholar Program, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Posted by: Gloria Caudill <gcaudill(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 29 Jun 2008


CFA- Armenian Studies Visiting Scholar Program, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Armenian Studies Program
Visiting Scholar Program

The Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan is pleased 
to invite applications for the position of Manoogian Simone Foundation 
Visiting Scholar for the 2009-2010 Fall semester (Sept.&#8211;Dec.).

The Visiting Scholar Program aims to enrich the Armenian Studies and 
University wide curriculum. Regular faculty associated with the 
Program offer courses in Armenian history, language, culture and 
literature. The Visiting Scholar position is open to faculty who will 
teach two courses in disciplines such as art history, sociology, 
anthropology, and political science for one semester.

To apply for the position, candidates (Ph.D. completed) should forward 
the following documents by October 15, 2009:
a) Curriculum Vitae
b) Sample of writing/publication
c) Proposals for courses the candidate may offer.
 
Applications and inquiries should be addressed to:
 
Ms. Gloria Caudill, Administrator
Armenian Studies Program
1080 S. University, SSWB Ste. 2603
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
Fax: (734) 763-4918
Email: armenianstudies(a)umich.edu
 
 
 
 

JOB- Junior Professorship, Islam in the Societies of Asia and Africa, Humboldt Univ., Berlin

Posted by: Diana Altner <diana.altner.1(a)staff.hu-berlin.de>
Posted: 29 Jun 2008


JOB- Junior Professorship, Islam in Societies of Asia and Africa, Humboldt Univ


The following Professorship is available at the Institute for Asian 
and African Studies, within the Philosophical Faculty III, at the 
Humboldt University in Berlin:

Junior Professorship for "Islam in the Societies of Asia and Africa"(JP/010/08)

Candidates should convincingly represent the respective teaching area 
as a part of the general BA degree "Regional Studies Asia/Africa" and 
contribute to teaching in at least one of the specific MA courses 
within the Institute (African Studies, South- and Southeast Asian 
Studies or Central Asian Studies). Candidates should be able to 
reflect upon Islam in its social dimensions and demonstrate research 
and teaching experience in at least one of the following three fields 
of inquiry:
 - Religious organisations and movements
 - Sprirituality and knowledge transfer in transregional networks
 - Local forms of Islam in translocal contexts

Experience in academic teaching and relevant publications in one of 
the regional foci of the Institute (Africa, South Asia, Southeast 
Asia, Central Asia) will be expected, as well as good knowledge of a 
modern, regionally relevant language, organisational competence and a 
willingness to contribute to the further development of the 
inter-regional profile of the Institute in terms of research and teaching.

Applicants must fulfill the conditions for the appointment of a Junior 
Professor according to Paragraph 102a of the Berlin Higher Education 
Act. The Humboldt University in Berlin in seeks to raise the 
proportion of women working in research and teaching and particularly 
encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Applications from 
foreign countries are also welcome. Handicapped applicants with the 
required qualifications will be given preferred consideration. 

Applications should be sent directly by e-mail, up until 5:00pm on the 
14 July 2008, to the Appointment Committee, Junior Professorship for 
"Islam in the Societies of Asia and Africa", at the following address: 
jpislam(a)ymail.com

Applications must include a letter of application, a complete CV with 
publications list, and a scanned copy of the doctoral certificate, all 
of which should be sent as attachments to the e-mail in .pdf format.

An der Philosophischen Fakultät III, Institut für Asien- und 
Afrikawissenschaften
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, ist die folgende Professur zu besetzen:


Juniorprofessur "Islam in den Gesellschaften Asiens/Afrikas" (JP/010/08)

Der/die Bewerber/in soll den entsprechenden Lehrbereich im 
Bachelor-Studiengang "Regionalstudien Asien/Afrika" überzeugend 
vertreten und zu der Lehre in mindestens einem der Masterstudiengänge 
Afrika, Süd-/Südostasien und Zentralasien-Studien beitragen. Der/die 
Bewerber/in soll den Islam im Kontext seiner gesellschaftlichen 
Dimensionen widerspiegeln und in einem der drei folgenden Felder 
Erfahrungen in Forschung und Lehre nachweisen können.
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 - Spiritualität und Wissenstransfer in transregionalen Netzwerken
 - lokale Ausformung des Islam in translokalen Kontexten

Erwartet werden Erfahrungen in der akademischen Lehre und einschlägige 
Publikationen in einem der regionalen Schwerpunkte des Instituts 
(Afrika, Südasien, Südostasien, Zentralasien), gute Beherrschung einer 
regional einschlägigen modernen Sprache, organisatorische Kompetenz 
und die Bereitschaft, einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur Weiterentwicklung 
des Regionen übergreifenden Profils des Instituts in Forschung und 
Lehre zu leisten.

Die Bewerber/innen müssen die Anforderungen für die Berufung zum 
Juniorprofessor/ zur Juniorprofessorin gemäss §102a des Berliner 
Hochschulgesetzes erfüllen. Die Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin strebt 
eine Erhöhung des Anteils an Frauen in Forschung und Lehre an und 
fordert qualifizierte Wissenschaftlerinnen nachdrücklich auf, sich zu 
bewerben. Bewerbungen aus dem Ausland sind erwünscht. Schwerbehinderte 
Bewerber/innen werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Bewerbungen sollten bitte direkt per Email bis zum 14. Juli 2008 um 17 
Uhr an die Berufungskommission für die Junior Professur für "Islam in 
den Gesellschaften Asien/Afrika" an die folgende Adresse gesandt 
werden: jpislam(a)ymail.com

Die Bewerbungsunterlagen sollten jeweils als pdf-Formular ein 
Bewerbungsschreiben, einen vollständigen Lebenslauf inkl. 
Publikationsliste und eine gescannte Kopie der Promotionsurkunde beinhalten.


Diana Altner
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften
Zentralasien-Seminar
Invalidenstr. 118
10115 Berlin
Tel: 030-2093 6665
Fax: 030-2093 6681
 

JOB- Country Director, Americal Councils, Kazakhstan, Almaty

Posted by: Dawn Blackwell <blackwell(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 29 Jun 2008


JOB- Country Director, Americal Councils, Kazakhstan, Almaty


American Councils
Country Director
Almaty, Kazakhstan
 
Position Description
 
Summary:

The Country Director is responsible for maintaining American Councils 
for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS organizational relations in 
Kazakhstan overseeing internal operations, and providing overall 
supervision of American Councils programs in country. The Country 
Director coordinates all administrative and programmatic tasks in the 
region including: recruiting, advertising, tracking, testing, 
assisting interview teams, directing alumni and follow on activities, 
and managing and accounting for office expenses. The Country Director 
position, located in Almaty, reports to the Regional Director for 
Central Asia and works with Washington based program managers.

Responsibilities:

 * Maintains American Councils organizational relations in Kazakhstan 
   with relevant US government offices and institutions (the US embassy, 
   PAS, USAID, and other US government agencies); with national 
   government and private institutions (government ministries, agencies 
   and offices; national corporations; American Councils' institutional 
   partners); with the in-country offices of American organizations and 
   foundations; and, with the international and domestic press;
 * Oversees American Councils internal operations in Kazakhstan; 
   coordinates the activities of program staff; and advises staff on 
   American Councils policies and employment matters regarding local 
   national employees;
 * Responsible for all in-country activities of the USAID-funded 

   Community Connections Program;  supports Regional Director and DC 
   based Community Connections staff in developing and monitoring 
   budgets, negotiations and reporting program activities to USAID;
 * Provides overall supervision of American Councils programs in 
   Kazakhstan by communicating, as needed, with country-based staff 
   members concerning academic, operational, and other policy matters as 
   affected by the region's political, economic and cultural conditions;
 * Communicates regularly with, and makes recommendations to, the 
   Regional Director for Central Asia, the Washington-based VP overseeing 
   field operations and other staff on general program matters, on 
   perceptions of American Councils programs and on the influence of 
   local conditions on the organization's programs in Kazakhstan;
 * Assists US-, Kazakhstan, and other NIS-based program staff in 
   developing new programs and seeking new funding sources for ongoing or 
   prospective projects;  assists in coordinating the work of American 
   Councils offices in the host country and works to further external 
   relations there;
 * Assists in coordinating work in other regions, as needed;
 * Plan and execute innovative alumni programming throughout country;
 * Supervises staff, coordinates development of programs, and oversees 
   internal operations of auxiliary centers such as Educational Advising 
   Center,  Alumni Center, Computer Based Testing Center; and
 * Manages all general office administrative matters such as 
   budgeting, finance and negotiating contracts; interacting with
landlords, etc.

Qualifications:

 * Fluency in Russian or Kazakh vital;
 * Bachelor's degree (graduate degree strongly preferred) related to 
   region in:  economics, international education or development, history 
   or related area;
 * Five years professional-level program management experience;
 * Overseas work/living experience, preferably in Kazakhstan; 
   demonstrated interest in Central Asia;
 * Supervisory experience; experience supervising local national staff 
   preferred;
 * Grants management and business development experience;
 * Experience working with Western institutions of higher education 
   (admissions, placement, advising, etc);
 * Cross-cultural skills; and
 * Strong written and oral communication skills (English, Russian 
   and/or Kazakh)

TO APPLY:

Send letter/resume and salary requirements to HR Department, American 
Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC  20036. 
Fax: 202-572-9095 or 202-833-7523; email: 
resumes(a)americancouncils.org . Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Councils improves education at home and abroad through the 
support of international research, the design of innovative programs, 
and the exchange of students, scholars, and professionals around the 
world.  American Councils employs a full-time professional staff of 
over 370, located the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern 
Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East.

Dawn Blackwell
Human Resource Generalist
American Councils for International Education:ACTR/ACCELS
Phone: 202/833-7522
Fax: 202/572-9095
 

JOBS- Two Positions in Caucasus Programmes, Conciliation Resources

Posted by: Conciliation Resources <recruitment(a)c-r.org>
Posted: 20 Jun 2008


JOBS- Two Positions in Caucasus Programmes, Conciliation Resources


Conciliation Resources (CR) is a dynamic international NGO that 
supports community-based and national organizations seeking to prevent 
or transform violent conflict into opportunities for sustainable 
development. Established in 1994, CR has programmes in the Caucasus, 
the Uganda/Sudan borders and West Africa where we work in partnership 
with local and international civil society organizations and 
governments. CR also publishes Accord: an international review of 
peace initiatives and we are involved in projects in Colombia, Fiji, 
and the Philippines.  We are also increasingly engaged in influencing 
public and governmental policies on peace processes. We are funded 
through grants from governments, independent trusts, and foundations.

The posts below are senior positions in CR's Caucasus team working on 
the Georgian-Abkhaz and Nagorny Karabakh conflicts. Both posts require 
fluent Russian, a strong commitment to conflict transformation and two 
years project management experience in peacebuilding or a related field.

Caucasus Projects Manager

Full-time, London-based with regular travel, £34,017 plus pension

The Projects Manager will develop and manage a range of projects in 
our Caucasus programme. Regular travel (approximately three months a 
year) is required to provide support and oversight to partner organizations.

The successful candidate will have experience of project management as 
well as working with a wide range of social and political actors. The 
post will require a sound understanding of the region, organizational 
and community development and conflict transformation.

Caucasus Programme Officer (12 months maternity cover)

Full-time, London-based with occasional travel, £34,017 plus pension

The Programme Officer will provide financial and administrative 
management to the programme and to local partner organizations, and 
have responsibilities for managing specific projects.
The successful candidate will have experience of project and financial 
management (including setting budgets and financial reporting), as 
well as a sound understanding of conflict transformation and the region.


For full job descriptions and application forms, visit our website

http://www.c-r.org/about/jobs.php
Closing date: Friday 11 July 2008

Interviews will be held in the week beginning 21 July 2008
 

JOB- Project Manager, Open Society Institute Local Government and Public Service Initiative

Posted by: Martin Naegele <martin_naegele(a)post.harvard.edu>
Posted: 20 Jun 2008


JOB- Project Manager, OSI Local Government and Public Service Initiative


The Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (LGI) of the 
Open Society Institute is seeking a motivated and experienced Project 
Manager to oversee its portfolio of activities in Central Asia 
(Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan), and other parts of the 
transition region where OSI is active. LGI's main areas of focus are: 
good governance, delivery of public services and urban management, 
improving public finance and intergovernmental relations, management 
of multiethnic communities, and local economic development. Most of 
LGI's activities are in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, 
with more recent initiatives taking root in such places as Indonesia 
and Peru.

For further information: http://lgi.osi.hu/documents.php?id=2100&m_id=18 
 

JOB- Program Coordinator for Educational Programs, OSI Assistance Foundation Armenia

Posted by: Alexander Khechumian <alexanderkhechumian(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 18 Jun 2008


JOB- Program Coordinator for Educ. Programs, OSI Assistance Foundation Armenia


Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation Armenia is currently 
seeking applications for the following position:

Program Coordinator for Educational Programs / General and Higher Education

This position is under the supervision of the Executive Director. The 
Coordinators responsibility will be to oversee the successful 
implementation of the Foundations strategy and programs in these 
areas. He or she must work closely with educational and expert 
community to facilitate the Foundations programs.

Qualifications will include:
 * Strong interest and relevant experience in the field of Education
 * University degree preferably in social sciences
 * Three year minimum experience in an international organization
 * Strong organizational skills
 * Good knowledge of relevant software programs: Microsoft Office
 * Discretion and ability to handle confidential issues
 * Self-motivation with an ability to set and meet goals
 * Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work long hours
 * Good interpersonal skills
 * Fluency in English, Armenian, and Russian

Deadline for submission of applications (CV and a cover letter) is 
June 20, 2008, 6:00 p.m. Please submit your application to the OSI AF 
- Armenia office at 7/1 Tumanian Str., 2nd cul-de-sac (tupik), 
Yerevan; Tel: 533862; 536758 or email it to jobs(a)osi.am.

JOBS- Performance Assessment/Management, Ministry of Education/IOM Afghanistan

Posted by: Quinn Martin - REI <quinn(a)russiaeurasia.com>
Posted: 16 Jun 2008


Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ministry of Education
and
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Ministry of Education
Reform Implementation Management Unit
Technical Assistance Project
(RIMU - TAP)

Vacancy Announcement

The Afghan Ministry of education is looking for National and/or
International experts to fill the following position.

Vacancy No: RIMU 07/005_R3
Duty Station: Ministry of Education, Kabul
Position: Performance Assessment/Management Specialists
Duration: 8 months
Starting Date: As soon as possible

General: The Performance Assessment/Management Specialist's main
objective is to establish procedures for: continuing implementation of
the Priority Reform and Restructuring (PRR), developing a performance
assessment system (PAS), design and implementation of systems for the
recruitment and testing of teachers, and roll out of these systems to
provincial and district levels.

Post Supervision: The Performance Assessment/Management Specialist is
under the indirect supervision of MOE PAR/HRM Advisor and the
day-to-day supervision of the Public Administration Specialist of the
Reform Implementation Management Unit (RIMU)/MoE.

Counterparts: The specific counterparts of Performance
Assessment/Management Specialist are the HRD staff of the ministry and
the RIMU Performance Officer.

Tasks: The Performance Assessment/Management Specialist will be a
member of the RIMU team based at the MOE. He/she will work to set up
working procedures for developing the HR component, the performance
assessment system, and a system of classification/grading of teachers
and administratorsThe specific duties of the Performance
Assessment/Management Specialist are as follows:
 * Serving as a technical specialist and helping to set up procedures
   for the design of a performance assessment system at the MOE;
 * Coordinating the MOE PAS procedures with the Independent
   Administration Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) procedures;
 * Designing and introducing the PAS to administrators and teachers
   employed by MOE
 * Assisting in training staff to carry out the above tasks for the
   performance assessment system; coordinate and support national level
   training and workshops as required and requested.
 * Assisting in establishing a reporting and monitoring system for RIMU
 * Producing regular work-plans for area of responsibility
 * Providing reports on progress of area of responsibility
 * Other work as needed and requested by the MOE.

Delivery
The Performance Assessment/Management Specialist will provide
procedures to introduce performance assessment system for
administrators and teachers, principals at the MOE. He/she will
prepare the introduction of a performance assessment system will help
the pay and grading (P&G) conversion process

Qualities required
A public administration specialist with experience in the education
sector at high level. A PhD or Master Degree in public administration
and/or education management with 10 years of experience. Ability to
work as an effective team member of a challenging reform programme.
High level of oral and written communication skills and good command
of English. Flexibility of approach to issues as they arise while
providing clear advice to counterparts. Preferably some experience
from transitional economies.

Closing date: 22 June 2008 (local Afghan time)

Method of Application:
Interested Experts with the required qualifications should forward
their Cover letter, CV and supporting documents to: rimu(a)iom.int
Please quote above stated Vacancy Number and Position Title in the
subject line.
Note: Only short listed applicants would be contacted.

Applications from qualified Afghan nationals are encouraged.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

For additional information you can contact the RIMU-TAP Support Centre
(Kabul) at: RIMU(a)iom.int.

The Support Centre can also answer your queries from 8:00 to 17:00
(Kabul time) from Sunday to Thursday at:
+93 (0)700 28 24 92 +93 (0)700 49 71 62.

JOB- Public Administration Specialist, Ministry of Education/IOM Afghanistan

Posted by: Quinn Martin - REI <quinn(a)russiaeurasia.com>
Posted: 16 Jun 2008


Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Ministry of Education
and
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Ministry of Education
Reform Implementation Management Unit
Technical Assistance Project
(RIMU - TAP)

Vacancy Announcement

The Afghan Ministry of education is looking for National and/or
International experts to fill the following position.

Vacancy No: RIMU 07/001-R6
Duty Station: Ministry of Education, Kabul
Position: Public Administration Specialist
Duration: 8 months
Starting Date: As soon as possible

General:
The Public Administration Specialist will lead work on procedures, job
classification, and scheme of service and performance management for
the Ministry of Education and will assist the Senior PAR/HRM Advisor
of the ministry to ensure that the MoE programme for Education
Administration Reform and Development is effectively implemented.

Post Supervision:
The Public Administration Specialist (PA Specialist) is under the
indirect supervision of the Minister and the direct supervision of the
PAR/HRM Advisor, and will provide reports to him on public
administration/reform issues related to MoE. The Specialist will
supervise the work of internationally recruited specialists/technical
advisers assigned to RIMU.

Counterparts:
The counterparts of the Public Administration Specialist will be the
Human Resource Officer and the heads of the Human Resource (HR) department.

Tasks:
The Public Administration Specialist will be part of the Reform
Implementation Management Unit (RIMU) team based at the MOE. He/she
will work to set up procedures for developing a HR component, the
performance assessment system, and the classification/grading of
teachers and administrators. The specific duties of the Public
Administration Specialist are as follows:
 * Supervising the international technical assistance/specialist team
   assigned to RIMU;
 * Coordinating MOE reform activities with the Independent
   Administration Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC);
 * Serving as a technical specialist and helping assess and strengthen
   the RIMU of MOE;
 * Assisting the PAR/HRM Advisor to prepare regular work-plans for
   RIMU activities;
 * Advising on and assisting in establishing a monitoring and
   reporting system for RIMU;
 * Advising the minister and deputy ministers on proposed procedurals
   changes for RIMU, notably the HR function and the introduction of the
   performance assessment system for the HR/personnel department of MOE;
 * Providing procedures to implement Priority Reform and Restructuring (PRR);
 * Assisting with the implementation of the PRR for the central
   ministry and provinces;
 * Assisting in preparing job descriptions, in the introduction of job
   classification system, the performance assessment system (PAS) and new
   pay and grading (P&G) system;
 * Assisting to train local staff to carry out the above tasks for the
   PRR, PAS and P&G; including assisting the HRD/Training Specialists to
   identify needs for training and capacity building among field staff
   and partners; and prepare training programmes;
 * Preparing reports on the overall progress of the RIMU activities on
   a quarterly basis and ad hoc as required
 * Other work as needed and requested by MOE

Delivery:
The PA Specialist will provide procedures to implement the PRR,
prepare and assist the introduction of the new systems performance
assessment job classification and pay and grading once these systems
are designed by other specialists.

Qualities required:
 * A Public Administration Specialist with sr. level experience,
   preferably from the education sector.
 * A PhD in public administration, education management or a related
   discipline with 15 years of experience.
 * Proven success in providing strategic guidance on area of expertise.
 * Ability to work as an effective team leader/coordinator of a
   challenging reform programme.
 * High level of oral and written communication skills and good
   command of English.
 * Flexibility of approach to issues as they arise while providing
   clear direction and leadership.
 * Preferably some experience from transitional economies.

Closing date: 22 June 2008 (local Afghan time)

Method of Application:

Interested Experts with the required qualifications should forward
their Cover letter, CV and supporting documents to: rimu(a)iom.int

Please quote above stated Vacancy Number and Position Title in the
subject line.

Note: Only short listed applicants would be contacted.

Applications from qualified Afghan nationals are encouraged.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

For additional information you can contact the RIMU-TAP Support Centre
(Kabul) at: RIMU(a)iom.int.

The Support Centre can also answer your queries from 8:00 to 17:00
(Kabul time) from Sunday to Thursday at:
+93 (0)700 28 24 92 +93 (0)700 49 71 62.

JOB- Exec. Asst. to Vice Pres. for Academic Affairs, AUCA, Bishkek

Posted by: Bermet Tursunkulova <bermet13(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 16 Jun 2008


American University of Central Asia is seeking an individual for the
position of the Executive Assistant to Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Requirements:
 * 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

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

 * providing day-to-day assistance to VPAA
 * developing and maintaining an integrated calendar of academic
   meetings for VPAA
 * assisting in developing reports on academic affairs and marketing
   and enrollment to the Board of Trustees
 * coordinating activities of academic departments and offices
 * recording minutes for meetings of the Board of Trustees and
   Academic Policy Committee

Work experience in higher education sector and knowledge of an
academic process is an advantage.   A competitive salary will be based
on experience and qualification. Interested candidates should submit a
letter of interest and a resume to: shananova_t(a)mail.auca.kg by August 8, 2008

JOB- Consultancy, Teacher Education in Afghanistan, CW4WAfghan

Posted by: Lauryn Oates <lauryn.oates(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 16 Jun 2008


Seeking applications for
Teacher Education Specialist: Consultancy
Location: Kabul (Afghanistan)
Deadline for applications: 17:00 June 27th, 2008

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) was established
in 1996 and is a volunteer-led, grassroots, small non-profit
organization with chapters across Canada. CW4WAfghan aims to raise
awareness among Canadians about the human rights challenges facing
Afghan women and girls and the need for solidarity from Canadians; and
to raise funds for our Afghan partners' projects in Afghanistan in the
area of education, health, skills training, libraries and empowerment.
CW4WAfghan has partnered with the Canadian International Development
Agency (CIDA) to undertake a teacher training project in Kabul
province in collaboration with two Afghan partner organizations.

Qualifications:
 * Graduate or doctoral degree in education
 * Five years or more of experience in teacher training and material,
   preferably in a developing country
 * Classroom teaching experience
 * Cross-cultural communication skills and comfortable with being in
   the field in Afghanistan
 * Familiarity with Afghanistan or Central Asian region preferred
 * Experience with both primary and secondary level teachers preferred
 * Fluency in Dari strongly preferred

Responsibilities:
 * Revising and enhancing current training programs being implemented
   by CW4WAfghan partners
 * Build capacity of teacher trainers; and plan and give workshops for
   partners on new and innovative teaching practices
 * Train teacher trainers in training sessions in Kabul
 * Classroom observation and evaluation of teacher practice
 * Review current available literature and Afghan Government Strategy
   for Education
 * Collect teacher education resources and teaching materials (e.g.,
   visuals, maps, etc) in Dari and English to form the basis of a virtual
   teachers' resource centre
 * Prepare pre-tests for teacher evaluation and help partners with
   administering tests
 * Advise and make recommendations to CW4WAfghan's  Teacher Salary Support Fund
 * Report to CW4WAfghan on progress made and contribute to narrative
   reports to donor


Terms:

This is a part-time, temporary consulting position without benefits over a
period of 18 months which will require travel to Afghanistan twice annually
for periods of approximately 4-6 weeks each time, as well as preparation,
reporting and planning work from the consultant's home base. The first trip
is expected to take place between late August 2008 and January 2009.
Remuneration will be based on a daily consultancy fee rate for an expected
allocation of 3.5 months of work per year. Travel costs will be covered
based on standard Treasury Board Rates and are non-negotiable. Candidates
residing in Canada are preferred.

How to apply:

Please send a letter of interest and CV with references to by 5:00pm
Mountain Time on June 27th, 2008:

Recruitment Committee
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan - National Office
Bankview PO Box 32014
Calgary, Alberta , T2T 5X6
E-Mail: w4wafghan(a)praxis.ca or w4wafghan(a)shaw.ca

No phone calls please.

JOB- Project Manager, Kyrgyz Republic Business Enabling Environment Project, IFC

Posted by: Ekaterina Zakharenko <ezakharenko(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 16 Jun 2008


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

Kyrgyz Republic Business Enabling Environment (BEE) Project is
implemented by IFC in cooperation with Doing Business and the Foreign
Investment Advisory Service (FIAS). The project has 3 objectives: a)
work directly with government to reduce the regulatory burden to
business, b) improve entrepreneurs' understanding of the regulatory
process, and c) monitor and assess the business environment through
surveys of the SME sector. The project will be launched in summer of
2008 and is expected to run for a period of 5 years. IFC is currently
seeking to recruit

Project Manager

who will lead and be accountable for all aspects of project operations
and results and who will be based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.

Duties and responsibilities:
 * Lead the project team in developing recommendations and assisting
   the government to implement improvement of regulatory procedures, with
   an initial focus on improvement of business inspections and an
   assessment of tax administration. Project scope will expand to include
   additional regulatory issues once implementation targets for these
   issues are met;
 * Oversee a team of 6 permanent staff and additional international
   and local consultants; recruit new team members as needed, build team
   capacity, promote achievements of project staff;
 * Manage staff and daily activities to ensure the project meets its
   objectives and implementation targets.
 * Maintain day-to-day oversight of project activities and budget;
   track results according to IFC monitoring and evaluation plan;
 * Develop and maintain direct relationships with government officials
   and key private sector stakeholders on issues related to the project
   and its activities;
 * Coordinate with World Bank Group teams including Doing Business,
   IFC BEE business line product teams and FIAS to ensure that the
   project efficiently leverages internal resources and experience;
 * Contribute to the IFC Business Taxation and Business Operations
   product development based on lessons learned and experience from
   project implementation;
 * Coordinate project activities with the World Bank and donor
   agencies working on business environment issues, position the project
   at the centre of business environment activities in Kyrgyz Republic;
 * Ensure compliance with World Bank Group and donor regulations,
   prepare operational and financial reports;
 * Participate in strategy and planning of World Bank Group activities
   in Kyrgyz Republic as required

Requirements/Qualifications:
 * Advanced degree in business, economics, law, public administration
   or related field;
 * Strong analytical skills with ability to take initiative;
 * At least three years management experience, preferably in the
   private sector or in development;
 * Sound understanding of administrative reform issues an advantage;
 * Excellent presentation and facilitation skills; and strong sense of
   diplomacy;
 * Excellent English written and oral communication skills, fluency in
   Russian a strong asset.

IFC offers challenging and rewarding careers and interesting
opportunities for professional and personal growth. For corporate
information, full job description and how to apply, please visit
www.ifc.org, then click on Careers -> Current Opportunities -> Job
reference # 081203. Deadline is June 27, 2008. All applications will
be treated in the strictest confidence. Only short-listed candidates
will be contacted.

IFC finances and advises projects that have a positive developmental
impact and that comply with high environmental and social standards.

www.ifc.org

Ekaterina Zakharenko
HR Analyst
Central and Eastern Europe, IFC
36, Bld.1, Bolshaya Molchanovka Str.,
Moscow 121069 Russia
Tel: +7 (495) 411 7555, ext.2005 Fax: +7 (495) 411-7565
Email: EZakharenko(a)ifc.org Web: www.ifc.org

JOB- Lectureship in Azerbaijani, UCLA, 2008-09

Posted by: Liana Grancea <lgrancea(a)international.ucla.edu>
Posted: 16 Jun 2008


Lectureship in Azerbaijani

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the
University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for the
position of Lecturer in Azerbaijani for the 2008-09 academic year
(September 25 &#8211; June 12). The lecturer will be asked to teach
first-year Azerbaijani as part of a proficiency-based curriculum. An
advanced degree in Turkic languages and literatures, with a focus on
applied linguistics and second language teaching and acquisition, is
preferred. Strong, recent teaching experience and native or
near-native proficiency in Azerbaijani are essential. The position is
a one-year lectureship, funded by the UCLA Center for European and
Eurasian Studies. Full applications-containing a curriculum vitae;
evidence of teaching performance, including peer and/or student
evaluations; a list of publications; and the names and contact
information of three referees-should be directed to the Chair of the
Azerbaijani Search Committee, Department of Near Eastern Languages and
Cultures, UCLA, P.O.-Box 951511, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511. The
University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

For more information contact Jim Robbins at jrobbins(a)international.ucla.edu.

JOB- Senior Technical Advisor, International Finance Corporation, South Tajikistan

Posted by: Ekaterina Zakharenko <EZakharenko(a)ifc.org>
Posted: 8 Jun 2008


International Finance Corporation
World Bank Group

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, promotes private sector
investment in developing countries which will reduce poverty and
improve peoples lives.  IFC executes a major donor-funded program of
private sector advisory work in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

IFC is running a Cotton Farm Lending Project in Tajikistan, in
partnership with CIDA.  This is based on IFCs project in Northern
Tajikistan Farmers Ownership Model North, where a specific lending
technology was pioneered for financing small cotton farmers within the
specific context of Tajikistan. This technology is now being used at
Tojiksodirotbank (or TSB) and First MicroFinance Bank (FMFB), for
financing cotton production at smaller farms in southern Tajikistan.

The Project has transferred the core technology to TSB and FMFB by the
development of procedures manual, training of loan officers,
assistance in client analysis, setting up borrower supervision
procedures, assistance in the marketing of the final cotton product,
and review of lending conducted. Successful transfer of the technology
will be assisted by IFC through the transfer of staff from the project
in the North and continued networking with marketing services
previously established.

The goal is to enable cotton farms access finance on competitive
terms, and in this way improve their production, profitability, and
long term viability.  The remaining project tenure is 12 months, from
July 1st, 2008 June 30th, 2009.

We seek applicants for the position of

Senior Technical Advisor
Cotton Farm Lending Project
South Tajikistan

The Senior Technical Advisor will be responsible for the
implementation and management of the Project.  The position is
initially resident based in Dushanbe in Tajikistan, with the initial
level of effort expected at up to 120 days in the period 1 July-31
December 2008 under a short-term consultant contract, with the
possibility an extension for up to June 2009. A further extension of
the project of 6-12 months beyond June 2009 is currently being
assessed. The Senior Technical Advisor reports to the Senior
Operations Manager (Access to Finance) at IFC Belgrade.

Specifically, the Senior Technical Advisor is expected to:
 * Manage the project to achieve project objectives to best fit with
   local environment and address client needs;
 * Prioritize tasks, set goals and develop project action plan
   together with the Regional Team Leader with minimal support or
   supervision from the Senior Operations Manager;
 * Ensure quality and time delivery of the project work program;
 * Identify project issues, opportunities and risks and consult with
   management to address them;
 * Develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues,
   donor, finance and market institutions, local authorities and other
   key players;
 * Provide support to/coordinate with other departments within IFC as
   may be required from time to time;
 * Share own and team experience across Access to Finance projects in IFC
 * Provide regular reports on projects progress and a Completion
   Report, due latest by 30th June 2009.

The Senior Technical Advisor shall rely on the support of a full-time
Regional Team Leader, capable of handling all operational activities
in the regions. His duties include:
 * Advise the client in the lending process, ensuring proper lending
   decisions are taken in accordance with developed lending technology,
   and that loan officers and management understand the lending technology
 * Supervise the lending activities of the team and the Partner banks
 * Manage the budget and be accountable for all expenditure;
 * Support in the implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system
 * Ensure compliance with IFC and CIDA policies and procedures in the
   conduct of the Project.
 * Supervise the activities of the local specialists;
 * Provide regular reports on projects progress to management, the
   donor and others

Applicant Requirements

The Senior Technical Advisor will ideally have a background as an
international rural banker, ideally with experience in agriculture
(cotton farming), fulfilling the following criteria:
 * A proven track record as an agro-banking expert in similar
   projects, ideally in transition economies.
 * Relevant university level degree (preferably economics, business,
   finance, or agriculture)
 * Good understanding of key agribusiness drivers;
 * Project management experience - preferably in transition economies;
 * Training/teaching skills, preferably in comparable banking conditions;
 * Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral);
 * Tajik or Russian language is desirable (but not prerequisite);
 * Ability to live and work in remote and challenging conditions

Recruitment is open to all applicants.  Canadian nationals are however
encouraged to apply.

IFC offers a stimulating work environment, and internationally
competitive conditions. For corporate information, please visit
www.ifc.org/eca. Send your resume and cover letter to Tadjikrecruit(a)ifc.org

Closing date for applications is 30 June 2008.


Ekaterina Zakharenko
HR Analyst
Central and Eastern Europe, IFC
36, Bld.1, Bolshaya Molchanovka Str.
Moscow 121069 Russia
Tel: +7 (495) 411 7555, ext.2005 Fax: +7 (495) 411-7565
Email: EZakharenko(a)ifc.org Web: www.ifc.org

JOB- Senior Program Manager, American Councils, Washington, DC

Posted by: Dawn Blackwell <Blackwell(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 3 Jun 2008


American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
Senior Program Manager
Flagship Language Programs

Position Description

Summary:

Based in Washington, DC, the Flagship Senior Program Manager oversees
American Councils Language Flagship Programs, including the Arabic
Overseas Flagship Program (Damascus, Syria; Alexandria, Egypt), the
Central Asian Turkic Overseas Flagship Programs (across Central Asia),
the Overseas Russian Flagship Program (St. Petersburg, Russia), the
Persian and Tajik Flagship Program (Dushanbe, Tajikistan), and the
Russian Domestic Flagship Program.  The Senior Program Manager will
supervise a staff in the U.S. and overseas.  American Councils
continues to play a dynamic role in the growth and development of
Flagship language study overseas. The Senior Program Manager reports
to the American Councils Vice President.

The Flagship Language Program is designed to train superior speakers
of critical languages in an intensive, overseas immersion setting.
Advanced students of Arabic, Central Asian languages, Persian, and
Russian receive NSEP funding to participate in Flagship Programs,
while others receive partial funding or funding from a variety of
sources. In fall 2008, we anticipate over 30 Flagship students across
the programs.  Participants with funding from other sources are also
eligible to apply. Under the direction of the Senior Program Manager,
program staff manage program logistics, support students pre-departure
and overseas, and assists in curriculum development and program
design.  Program consultants provide curriculum design and evaluation.
The Senior Program Manager is also responsible for program
development, overall program direction, and financial oversight of the
programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 * Oversees daily operations of Arabic, Central Asian, Persian, and
   Russian Flagship (overseas and domestic) Programs;
 * Coordinates and works with American Councils management team in
   management and development of Flagship programs, including admissions
   process, curricula, testing, and recruitment.
 * With Flagship Program Principal Investigator, Co-Principal
   Investigators, and consultants, assists in design, development and
   implementation of other future Flagship programs;
 * Works with the Academic Councils and the Council chairs for each of
   the Flagship Programs, including responsibility for preparing the
   bi-annual meetings of each of four Councils in close cooperation with
   program staff and American Councils senior management;
 * Ensures academic oversight of the Flagship Programs provided by the
   Council chairs;
 * Communicates regularly and coordinates with U.S. granting agencies
   and program contractors, US and foreign institutional partners,
   including the Institute for International Education, NSEP, and Bryn
   Mawr College;
 * Supervises four staff in the U.S. and overseas staff working on
   Flagship programs; recruits and trains additional staff as program
   developments require;
 * Oversees institutional relations with Russian, Syrian, Kyrgyz,
   Egyptian, U.S., and Tajik university partners;
 * Oversees application process and selection committees for all
   Flagship Programs;
 * Oversees design, scheduling and coordination of orientation
   programs for Flagship participants;
 * Oversees coordination of participant testing and tracking of
   student progress throughout program period;
 * Ensures comprehensive and effective logistical support for staff
   and participants overseas;
 * Writes and edits reports, proposals, and promotional materials;
 * Oversees maintenance of Flagship websites;
 * Develops program budgets and tracks expenses;
 * Works closely with other outbound staff to coordinate Flagship
   activities with those of other programs as needed, including Russian
   Language and Area Studies Program, Eurasian Regional Language Program,
   and Title VIII Research Scholar Programs.

Qualifications:

 * Masters degree or higher in relevant language fields or second
   language acquisition required;
 * Experience in managing study abroad programs desirable.
 * Excellent written and oral communication skills;
 * Excellent spoken and written skills in at least one of the target languages;
 * Outstanding organizational skills;
 * At least five years of program administration experience;
 * Database and spreadsheet skills preferred;
 * Knowledge of budgetary procedures, especially with regard to
   government grants preferred;
 * Knowledge of language and culture of at least one target region desirable.

To Apply:

Send letter/resume and salary requirements to HR Department, American
Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC  20036.
 Fax: 202-572-9095 or 202-833-7523; email:
resumes(a)americancouncils.org . Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, an
international not-for-profit organization, believes in the fundamental
role of education in fostering positive change for individuals,
institutions and societies. Building upon over three decades of
regional expertise and development experience, American Councils
advances education and research worldwide through international
programs that provide the global perspective essential for academic
and professional excellence. In collaboration with partners around the
world, our dedicated team of professionals designs and implements
innovative and effective programs responsive to the cultures and needs
of the international communities in which we work.  American Councils
employs a full-time professional staff of over 370, located in
forty-seven offices in forty cities in 15 countries of Eastern Europe
and Eurasia.


Dawn Blackwell
Human Resource Generalist
American Councils for International Education:ACTR/ACCELS
Phone: 202/833-7522
Fax: 202/572-9095

JOB- American Councils for International Education Country Director, Baku, Azerbaijan

Posted by: Margaret Anderson <manderson(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 31 May 2008


Country Director - Azerbaijan

Program/Department: Field Operations
Supervisor: Ann Domorad
Hours: Full-time
Status: exempt
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Posting Available: June 2008
Posting Closes: June 3, 2008


Position Description

Summary:

The Country Director is responsible for maintaining American Councils
for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS organizational relations in
Azerbaijan, overseeing internal operations in the Baku office, and
providing oversight of student, undergraduate, graduate,
post-graduate, and teacher and professional development exchange
programs.  Primary responsibilities include: recruitment and testing
of potential program participants; orientation and coordination of
logistics for participants; oversight of administrative and finance
functions; supervision and delivery of alumni programming; and liaison
with government officials.  The Country Director reports to the
Director of Program Administration and works with Washington based
program managers and field-based program officers.

Responsibilities

Oversight and Leadership:

 * Provides overall supervision of American Councils programs in
   Azerbaijan by communicating, as needed, with Baku-based staff members
   concerning academic, operational, and other policy matters as affected
   by the regions political, economic and cultural conditions;
 * Represents American Councils as related to all programs in
   individual consultations, public appearances, and meetings with
   potential and existing partners;
 * Maintains American Councils organizational relations in Azerbaijan
   with relevant US government offices and institutions (the US embassy/
   consulate, PAS, USAID, and other US government agencies); with the
   Azerbaijan government and private institutions (government ministries,
   agencies and offices; national corporations; American Councils
   institutional partners); with the in-country offices of American
   organizations and foundations; and, with the international and
domestic press;
 * Communicates regularly with, and makes recommendations to the
   Operations Director, Eurasia on general program matters, on
   perceptions of American Councils administered programs and on the
   influence of local conditions on administration of programs in Azerbaijan;
 * Participates actively in developing new programs, seeking new
   funding sources, and enhancing external relations.

Administration and Finance:

 * Oversees American Councils internal operations; coordinates the
   activities of program staff; and advises staff on American Councils
   policies and employment matters;
 * Manages all general office administrative matters such as
   negotiating contracts; interacting with landlords, maintaining proper
   work environment, etc.;
 * Provides DC office with finance reports monthly, and budgets every
   six months; monitors all outgoing and incoming funds;
 * Oversees tracking of all applicant and participant files;
 * Hires for approved positions, prepares contracts and maintains
   files for host-country national staff, trains and oversees staff,
   conducts performance reviews, monitors proper submission of timesheets.

Program Administration:

 * Oversees and assists in organizing, implementing and reporting on
   activities, including recruitment and alumni activities delivered by
   host country offices;
 * Monitors all recruitment activities to assure timely and proper
   conduct of competitions;
 * Conducts recruitment, including advertising, lectures, interviews
   with finalist candidates, testing, correspondence, and meetings with
   parents, applicants and finalists, and those not selected;
 * Coordinates alumni activity planning and delivery of appropriate
   activities for alumni of all programs, oversees alumni assistants and
   alumni fellows, coordinates updates to alumni information, submits
   regular reports on alumni activity;
 * Coordinates appropriate contributions to recruitment and alumni
   activities from alumni, host-country national assistants, and Americans;
 * Meets with ministry and US government officials regularly to
   provide appropriate information and overview of the competition
   process and alumni activities; keeps them informed of changes
   regarding the competition;
 * Coordinates and supervises all logistics for events:  meeting
   flights, transporting to hotels, organizing support staff, registering
   participants, providing support to dignitaries and guests.

Qualifications:

 * Program administration experience;
 * Experience in budget management;
 * Supervisory experience; experience supervising host-country
   national staff preferred;
 * Fluent in regional languages and/ or Russian;
 * Experience traveling extensively under difficult conditions;
 * Overseas work/living experience, preferably in Azerbaijan;
   demonstrated interest in Azerbaijan and the region;
 * Cross-cultural skills;
 * Strong written and oral communication skills;
 * Bachelor's degree (graduate degree preferred) -- related to region
   in: economics, international education or development, history, or
   related area.

To Apply:

Send letter/resume and salary requirements to HR Department, American
Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC  20036.
Fax: 202-572-9095 or 202-833-7523; email: resumes(a)americancouncils.org.
Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, an
international not-for-profit organization, believes in the fundamental
role of education in fostering positive change for individuals,
institutions and societies. Building upon over three decades of
regional expertise and development experience, American Councils
advances education and research worldwide through international
programs that provide the global perspective essential for academic
and professional excellence. In collaboration with partners around the
world, our dedicated team of professionals designs and implements
innovative and effective programs responsive to the cultures and needs
of the international communities in which we work.  American Councils
employs a full-time professional staff of over 370, located in
forty-seven offices in forty cities in 15 countries of Eastern Europe
and Eurasia.


Dawn Blackwell
Human Resource Generalist
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
Phone: 202/833-7522
Fax: 202/572-9095

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