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List of current vacancies:

1 | Gender Equity Specialist (Deadline: 30 Jun. 2021)

2 | Learning Center Coordinator, SPCE Khujand (Deadline: 30 Jun. 2021)

3 | Student Service Officer (Deadline: 30 Jun. 2021)

4 | Director, Aga Khan Humanities Project (Deadline: 31 Aug. 2021)

5 | Research Assistant/Junior Research Fellow (Deadline: Position open until filled)

6 | Manager of Advancement for Kazakhstan (Deadline: Position open until filled)

7 | IT Intern (re-announcement) (Deadline: Position open until filled)


Gender Equity Specialist

Position: Gender Equity Specialist
Department: Civil Society Initiative (CSI)
Duty station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Deadline: 30 June 2021

Summary of the Position
The University of Central Asia seeks to fill the full-time position of Gender Equity Specialist at the Civil Society Initiative. Established in 2017, CSI highlights the importance of associational life in the well-being of communities and society and civil society organizations as drivers of efforts to give people a voice on policy and governance. CIS aims to foster a more enabling policy and administrative environment for civil society's development, including measures that unlock the potential of philanthropy to support activities for public benefit. It focuses on building the organizational capacity of a wide range of civil society groups and broader public awareness of their essential contribution to society. 

Gender equity is a crucial societal goal. Civil society, specifically women-led organizations, play a pivotal role in advancing gender equity. The Specialist will play a vital part in CSI’s efforts in this field and will be responsible for implementing the “Advancing Gender Equality through Civil Society” (AGECS) programme, a partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Conduct research on the state of gender equity at national levels;
  • Analyze policies and practices that advance equal rights and opportunities;
  • Forge collaborations with communities of practice active on gender issues and assess their needs in skills development to improve their capabilities;
  • Maintain dialogues with stakeholders such as government agencies, development organizations, civil society actors to promote the mainstreaming of gender equity;
  • Develop and implement a public communications strategy for the AGECS programme.  
  • Contribute to fundraising;
Required Qualifications and Experience  
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a field related to gender equity/gender studies;
  • Minimum 5 years related work experience;
  • A record of experience in analytical and project work on gender issues;
  • Relevant experience of working in Central Asia. 
  • Ability to manage research and development projects, including budgets;
  • Ability to travel to UCA programmatic areas as required;
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills for interaction with colleagues and partners;
Languages
  • Advanced proficiency in spoken and written English and Russian;
  • Knowledge of other Central Asian languages (Kyrgyz and Tajik) is a bonus.
 
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV and contact information of  three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by June 30, 2021. Applications will be reviewed when received. Early applications are strongly encouraged. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Gender Equity Specialist”.
  
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Learning Center Coordinator, SPCE Khujand

Position: Learning Center Coordinator, SPCE Khujand
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Khujand, Tajikistan
Deadline: 30 June 2021

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) is seeking Learning Centre Coordinator, who will coordinate, organize and oversee successful implementation of educational project activities, as well as provide management and monitoring support.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Providing leadership and control over the organization of educational and methodical work on programs of professional and continuing education and outreach activities at SPCE Learning Center.
  • Leading the implementation and improvement of the quality assurance system of the educational process.
  • Facilitating coordination of teachers. Monitoring the implementation of the schedule of the educational process.
  • Approving class schedules and examinations for all SPCE programs.
  • Coordinating the activities of all educational areas on licensing, certification and accreditation of educational courses and programs in the relevant state bodies.
  • Controlling the optimal distribution of academic load among staff.
  • Ensuring compliance with legal regulations and financial policies and procedures in the organization and conduct of the educational process, the preparation of contracts with students of SPCE.
  • Ensuring the timely preparation of the established reporting documentation for academic work and final documents for approval by the Central Administrative Office.
  • Assisting in the development and/or improvement of routines, tools or systems for monitoring evaluation, accountability and learning, as feasible and required
  • Cooperating with state and municipal authorities, enterprises, institutions and organizations on educational issues.
  • Approving and is responsible for part of the remuneration of part-time instructors, for the quality of teaching and is responsible for the evaluation of teachers.
  • Organizing and administering issues related to premises, logistics, communications, equipment, procurement with the relevant departments.
  • Working with partner organizations of UCA.
  • Travelling to the regions and to foreign countries in order to fulfill official duties as necessary;

Duties Related to Project Implementation 
  • Coordinate timely implementation of all project’s aspects with particular emphasis, specific activities described in the project document;
  • Ensure adherence to administrative, project management and financial rules and regulations;
  • Coordinate project procurement and logistics activities with SPCE Tajikistan admin team
  • Prepare reports for projects and jointly implemented activities.
  • Promote scholarship programme and provide support during awareness campaign, application and admission processes.
  • Prepare the required documentations of the selected applicants for travel and study at SPCE, provide orientations and follow up on progress of the students on scholarships.
  • Look for investment opportunity to match with SPCE students’ business projects.
  • Support information and dissemination activities and advocate for the project among the key stakeholders; provide marketing tools according with marking and branding policy of UCA and donor.

Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • An undergraduate degree, preferably in Education, Business Administration or IT
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in academic setting and/or in project/programme management
  • Management and leadership skills, ability to build support and promote the school.
  • Excellent knowledge and Report Writing Skills in English, knowledge of Tajik is an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Advanced user of Microsoft applications 

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by June 30th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed when received. Early applications are strongly encouraged. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Learning Center Coordinator, SPCE Khujand”.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Student Service Officer

Position: Student Service Officer
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Khujand, Tajikistan
Deadline: 30 June 2021

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The Student Services Officer is a member of the SPCE office of UCA and reports directly to the LC Coordinator. The main function of a specialist in working with students is to serve students on the territory of the SPCE representative office, to control the flow of information about the movement of students and graduates (their attendance and academic performance), and to provide services for the further development of graduates.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Working with SPCE students and visitors, including the following:
  • Providing information on SPCE programs and / or courses to potential students;
  • Providing assistance to applicants in choosing programs and courses in accordance with individual and professional needs;
  • Instructing and assisting applicants in filling out applications for programs and courses;
  • Receiving telephone calls to provide telephone feedback with students;
  • Provision of consulting assistance to students when students submit documents for discounts / benefits for training in programs / courses of SPCE;
  • Organization of meetings for starting groups; informing students about their rights and obligations, and their expectations;
  • Active participation in promoting SPCE programs, organizing advertising campaigns (including social media campaigns);
  • Transfer, collection and endorsement of contracts for SPCE students;
  • Preparation of information for the accounting department on the starting group (Intake template, Contracts), tracking the receipt of payment for courses and other payments from students, assistance to the accountant as needed;
  • Assessment by SPCE students upon completion of the course / program;
  • Monitoring and introduction of the received information into the database;
  • Preparation of preliminary documents for the completion of the course by SPCE students;
  • Providing general communication with students, polling and monitoring information about the movement and progress of graduates; entering information into the database (SPCE Alumni Database, UCA);
  • ·Substitutions and proctoring for taking final exams if necessary.
  • Data processing and systematization, as well as preparation of statistical reports, including the following:
  • Database of students (processing applications, questionnaires, registration of students);
  • Indicators of student progress (examination sheets);
  • Indicators of student attendance (based on class attendance) and regularity of classes (verification of information on individual plans);
  • Development and adjustment of the schedule of classes;
  • Constantly updating the catalog of programs / courses at the SPCE educational information stand.

Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Bachelor degree in the fields of education, psychology or IT
  • Work experience in the field of education management or in the field of IT for at least 2 years;
  • Excellent knowledge of English, Russian and Tajik languages
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • Knowledge of Excel and Access is a major requirement

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by June 30th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed when received. Early applications are strongly encouraged. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Student Service Officer”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Director, Aga Khan Humanities Project

Position: Director, Aga Khan Humanities Project
Department: Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP)
Duty station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Deadline: 31 August 2021

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia (UCA) seeks to fill the full-time position of Director of the Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP).  AKHP, launched in 1995, has advanced a bold approach to teaching the humanities through courses that are interdisciplinary, rather than multidisciplinary, focusing on specific skills of reasoning and aesthetic appreciation. Interdisciplinary learnings offer a coherent exploration of reality that cuts across various disciplines of humanities that include, literature, history, social sciences, music, architecture, drama, poetry, folklore, and whatever in the natural sciences is concerned with human origins and human consciousness.

AKHP today supports a partnership with 87 universities and colleges in three Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan) with over 400 trained instructors delivering eight interdisciplinary humanities courses developed by regional and international scholars. The courses explore abiding issues facing the individual and society through a pedagogy fostering critical thinking, academic writing, and oral expression. A regional 'Debate Club,' public lecture series and cooperation on crafting master’s level courses on contemporary Central Asia are other activities. AKHP, headquartered in Dushanbe, was established in 1997 by Aga Khan Trust for Culture and became part of UCA in 2007. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Lead AKHP in a new phase of growth that includes reinvigorating the partnership network by establishing a digital platform as a forum for discussing ideas regarding existing and new courses, which is also a storehouse of relevant research, and provides online professional development opportunities. 
  • Forge synergies with other entities of the Graduate School of Development and the School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Strengthen AKHP’s role as a bridge between UCA and a broader Central Asian academic community.
 
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • PhD or equivalent in the humanities, a record of scholarly accomplishments and broad erudition of the humanities.
  • A demonstrated record of administrative experience in academic/research leadership positions.
  • Experience in designing and teaching humanities courses with a keen appreciation for interdisciplinary approaches.
  • Deep contextual understanding of Central Asia and its higher educational challenges.
  • Familiarity with digital technology.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in teams.
 
Languages
  • Good proficiency in spoken and written English and Russian.
  • Knowledge of other Central Asian languages (Kyrgyz, Tajik, Kazakh) would be a bonus.

Candidates from the founding countries of UCA: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan are encouraged to apply for the position.
 
How to Apply
Please send your cover letter, CV and contact information of three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Deadline for applications is 31 August 2021. Applications will be reviewed when received. Early applications are strongly encouraged. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Director, AKHP”.
  
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Research Assistant/Junior Research Fellow

Position: Research Assistant/Junior Research Fellow
Department: Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA)
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia seeks to fill in a full-time position at the Institute of Public Policy and Administration. In your role as a Research Assistant, you will be contributing to IPPA’s research and training projects in the area of economic and social studies. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Research Fellow is expected to carry out the following duties:
  • Assist IPPA project staff in its various functions, including project support, document drafting and research assistance;
  • Work with financial reporting programs;
  • Collect and process qualitative and quantitative information related to the economic and social development of the Central Asian countries through desk research and relevant communications with national and international stakeholders;
  • Draft research papers and reports as required;
  • Update material on a regular basis for the University’s electronic library and databases;
  • Assist IPPA staff with different logistical and organizational activities.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • BA or MA degree in the field of economics or public policy. 
  • Familiar with MS Office applications and organizational software. Knowledge of statistical/other professional software would be an asset. 
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Russian; knowledge of Kyrgyz or any other Central Asian language would be an asset.  
  • Good interpersonal and communications skill particularly in dealing with people from different backgrounds on a day to day context.
  • Responsive, good attention to details, organized, systematic.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references (if available) and contacts who can attest to your teaching/research experience to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 03 July 2021. Applications will be reviewed when received. Early applications are strongly encouraged. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “IPPA Research Assistant/Junior Research Fellow”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Manager of Advancement for Kazakhstan

Position: Manager of Advancement for Kazakhstan
Department: Advancement and Public Affairs
Duty station: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the planning and implementation of UCA’s development strategies related to fund raising in Central Asia, and Kazakhstan in particular. He/she will identify and work with high net worth individuals, corporations, and international partners, to address the growing operational and capital needs of the University. One of the key roles of the Manager is to encourage senior staff and faculty in developing attractive gift opportunities and fundraising proposals to garner support for capital investments, on-going academic programmes, new initiatives, annual giving, and alumni contributions.

The Manager will assist the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs (APA) in overseeing the University’s fundraising campaigns and annual giving drives; develop and administer donor recognition policies; establish on-going dialogue and communication with existing and potential donors; and effectively track fundraising pledges, collections, and acknowledgement of gifts.

In addition to responsibilities related to resource mobilization, this position requires the incumbent to have an in-depth understanding of communication and marketing techniques to effectively create awareness and cultivate a broad range of potential donors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Assist the Director of APA in developing and achieving fundraising goals, strategies, plans and objectives for potential donors in Central Asia.
  • Identify prospects and develop strategies to cultivate and solicit major gifts from corporations, and high net worth individuals in Kazakhstan.
  • Prepare fundraising proposals and gift opportunities for solicitating donations from existing as well as new prospects.
  • Identify and analyse information pertinent to the development of relationships with potential individual donors and corporations.
  • Prepare and present fund raising status reports to University officials.
  • Develop and administer recognition policies, and establish on-going dialogue and communication with existing and potential donors.
  • Visit donors, donor organisations, and foundations throughout Kazakhstan to raise awareness of the University’s programmes, new initiatives, and achievements, with the objective of soliciting gifts. 
  • Supervise and implement an effective programme of communication and stewardship for all donors and prospects.
  • Organise events on campus and elsewhere to showcase key programmes and achievements of UCA, with the objective of creating awareness and seeking donor support.
  • Plan and manage various campaigns and annual giving drives to achieve established fund raising targets and goals.
  • Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers in various donor geographies, to ensure they become effective in donor research, cultivation, solicitation (where appropriate), and follow up.
  • Establish systems for the effective tracking of fundraising drives, pledges, collections, acknowledgement of gifts, and timely collection of pledges.
  • Cultivate relationships with Central Asian and international media to give UCA greater regional and global exposure.
  • Provide strategic guidance to all entities and officers of the University on communications and marketing, media engagement, and donor event planning and management.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of APA.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Master’s degree, preferably in business, marketing, public relations, fundraising, government, or other germane fields. Relevant experience in lieu of a Master’s degree may be considered in exceptional cases.
  • At least ten years of experience in the corporate, business, or marketing profession. Previous fundraising experience is desirable.
  • The ability to motivate volunteers to engage with potential donors, and ensure effective follow up.
  • Maturity and ability to work with senior persons including UCA’s management team. 
  • Ability and stamina to travel regionally and internationally.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fundraising and communications for an innovative institution like UCA requires the ability to think creatively, and a strong commitment to the mission and objectives of the University.
  • Demonstrated record of establishing relationships and rapport with the media.
  • Fluency in English, Kazakh, and Russian. Ability to speak in Kyrgyz and Tajik, an asset.
Reporting Relationship and Location
The position reports to the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs of UCA and will be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “KZ Manager of Advancement”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


IT Intern (re-announcement)

Position: IT Intern (re-announcement)
Department: Information Technologies (IT)
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the IT Officer, the IT Intern performs a variety of moderately multifaceted IT support duties to ensure smooth delivery of technology services. Maintains, tests, and repairs systems. Monitors, operates, or coordinates and assists others in the operation of computer hardware, software, and peripherals to achieve desired results. Utilizes computer equipment, software, and diagnostic tools to perform a broad range of assistance, production job processing, equipment maintenance and repair and computer operations assignments besides resolving routine technical problems.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • The main duties and responsibilities of the IT Intern is to:
  • Set up and maintain computer, communication, and audio-visual equipment
  • Assist faculty and staff with multimedia systems
  • Ensure that all equipment is in good running condition and make sure they are maintained properly and wherever required are repaired including the IT Labs
  • Plan routine check-up and maintenance of all equipment and accessories. Analyze equipment performance records to determine the need for repair or replacement
  • Keep a log of day-to-day problems and resolution with the hardware and software
  • Give any kind of basic IT training/ orientation of IT equipment for the staff if required
  • Perform on-site and remote technical support for staff when required. Respond to the request of the staff if help is needed for repair and installation of new hardware or software
  • Maintain storage of equipment; make sure the equipment and accessories are properly stored and tracked
  • Assist in IT equipment inventory management
  • Work closely with the IT staff to provide effective end-user support and issue resolution
  • Maintain communication with the supervisor on all tasks and projects
  • Substitute IT colleagues while they are on leave

Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Just Graduated/Graduating students in Computer Science field (IT)
  • Knowledge, Skills and Ability Required
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an attitude to learn and improve skills
  • Good team player with the ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues
  • Knowledge of Operation Systems: Windows 7/10

Language
Good command of written and spoken English is a requirement. Knowledge of Russian/Kyrgyz/Kazakh/Tajik is added value

Candidates from the founding countries of UCA: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan are encouraged to apply for the position.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 10 April 2021. Applications will be reviewed when received. Early applications are strongly encouraged. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “IT Intern”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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