Current Vacancies

List of current vacancies:

1 | Operations and Logistics Coordinator (Deadline: 25 Sept. 2017)

2 | Freelance Translators/Editors (Russian, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Tajik) (Deadline: Position open until filled)

Operations and Logistics Coordinator

Position: Operations and Logistics Coordinator
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 25 September 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
Key responsibilities of this individual include the following:
• Support the Dean’s Office with the management of logistics for various programming areas;
• Support in the recruitment and selection process of School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) staff including but not limited to: ToR development, identifying recruitment channels, liaising with UCA HR, coordinating interviews with internal and external parties etc.;
• Support in onboarding and team culture activities for SAS staff;
• Arrangements and coordination of focus groups for all Arts and Sciences research initiatives;
• Oversee internal UCA documentation submissions for various programming efforts;
• Support in the administration of the Central Asian Faculty Development Programmes;
• Hiring and Management of intern resources as required on call in the Arts and Sciences department;
• Ensure both UCA and its academic partners are fulfilling contractual and non-contractual commitments in a timely manner in terms of payment terms;
• Coordinate logistics related to meetings with academic partners and faculty in Central Asia and in partner countries;
• Tracks the partnerships budget and payment tracking of all university partners;
• Tracks the curriculum development timelines for each partnership university to ensure deliverables are submitted on time; and
• Support in the production of regular reports to update university’s management team on the status of each academic partnership.

Required Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution. Master’s degree in Business Administration would be ideal;
• Minimum of two (2) years of work experience including but not limited to event  management and logistics;
• Advanced English and Russian;
• Working knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik, and Kazakh would be an asset;
• Strong administrative skills and attention to detail, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel;
• Demonstrated commitment to quality and experience with people of diverse educational, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds;
• Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment; and
• Understanding of UCA internal processes

The Operations and Logistics Coordinator will:
• Report to the UCA Manager of Academic Operations and work closely with the Dean of Arts and Sciences;
• Work closely with the UCA School of Arts and Sciences team; and
• Work closely with local UCA contacts based in the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan to coordinate staff recruitment and logistics
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to by 25 September 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Operations and Logistics Coordinator

Freelance Translators/Editors (Russian, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Tajik)

Position: Freelance Translators/Editors (Russian, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Tajik)
Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
UCA is seeking freelance translators or editors of the Russian, Kyrgyz, Tajik and Kazakh language. The main function of this position includes oral interpretation, written translation and/or editing for various departments within UCA including communications and marketing materials. 

The freelancer should ideally have a strong command of English and would be responsible for editing content for various communications and marketing channels. They would be commissioned in these possible language variations:
  • English-Russian-English;
  • English-Kyrgyz-English;
  • Kyrgyz-Russian;
  • English-Kazakh-English;
  • Kazakh-Russian;
  • English-Tajik-English; or
  • Tajik-Russian. 
Main Duties and Responsibilities 
Documents to be translated or edited could come in the form of print, online, multimedia, power point, posters, banners, as well as UCA research, materials, institutional reports, strategic plans and proposals, to ensure high quality and brand-appropriate products.

Editing to ensure compliance with established requirements for scientific and technical terms and definitions, and consistency with the lexical and semantic content of the source document.
  • Ability to produce high quality translated texts 
  • Proofread, fact check, edit and revise translated materials
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • At least 3 years of work experience as an editor or translator.
  • Excellent command of writing, editing and speaking in Russian/Kyrgyz/Kazakh/Tajik.
  • A strong command of writing and speaking in English is required.
  • Experience working in an international organisation is highly desired.
  • Ability to edit/review large volumes of information in dynamic and high pressure environments.
  • Some knowledge of industry-specific terminology for example in education, construction, public policy, economics, public administration, mountain research, sustainable development, climate change, finance, economics, statistics, tax or law.
  • Superior editing skills (substantive and copy) in a variety of styles and voices for a range of platforms.
  • Sound judgement to manage confidential information.
  • Experience in and knowledge of international development, capacity building, higher education and Central Asia a plus. 
This is a freelance role. Applicants from across Central Asia are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Please send a CV, cover note indicating translation language capacity and contact information for three references to As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Freelance Translator/Editor” and indicate how you heard about us.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.