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List of current vacancies:

1 | Kitchen Helper (Deadline: 28 Sept. 2018)

2 | Travel and Transport Coordinator (Temporary) (Deadline: 28 Sept. 2018)

3 | Coordinator, Co-operative Education (Deadline: 30 Sept. 2018)

4 | Receptionist (Temporary Position) (Deadline: 11 Oct. 2018)

5 | Programme Assistant, Education Improvement Programme (Deadline: Position open until filled)

6 | Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (Deadline: Position open until filled)

7 | Manager of Advancement for Kyrgyzstan (Deadline: Position open until filled)

8 | Manager of Advancement for Tajikistan (Deadline: Position open until filled)

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

10 | Administrative Assistant (Deadline: Position open until filled)


Kitchen Helper

Position: Kitchen Helper
Department: Operation, Nutrition & Food Services
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 28 September 2018

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The Kitchen Helpers will assist with food preparers and assemblers assist as well as cooks by keeping the kitchens clean and by performing a variety of food preparation tasks. This position will be for 3 months (service agreement) with possible extension. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Performs any combination of following duties to maintain kitchen work areas and restaurant equipment and utensils in clean and orderly condition.
  • Heat and serve prepared meals 
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization, safe kitchen and dining area
  • Assure the proper care and maintenance of all food service equipment; identifies equipment needs for food preparation and service and assists in purchasing as needed
  • Keep record of meals served and distributed
  • Ensure food delivered is cooked 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Required Qualifications and Experience  
  • High School diploma or equivalent and one year of food service experience.
  • Ability to read, write, understand and communicate in Russian and Kyrgyz, preferably in English.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures including hot kitchen to refrigerators and freezers.
  • Ability to work in a multi-tasked environment
  • Punctuality, cleanliness, neatness, hard-working and flexible.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to kg.recruitment@ucentralasia.org or submit to UCA HR Department by September 28th 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Kitchen Helper”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Travel and Transport Coordinator (Temporary)

Position: Travel and Transport Coordinator (Temporary)
Department: Operations
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
Deadline: 28 September 2018

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The position is responsible for supervision, coordinates and arranges of all facets of ground transportation operation and provides resource information for our diverse residential community, while providing a welcoming area for residents and guests. in Naryn campus. It is a replacement position during maternity leave. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Travel and Transport:
  • Solicit and obtain transportation needs from staff. Analyze and determine most cost effective/efficient mode of transportation
  • Make reservations (cars, vans, charter buses, shuttle services) and provide continuous follow up
  • Investigate and resolve problems; negotiate reduced charges/credits and rates for transportation services
  • Supervise, review and facilitate all transportation payments via check request, purchase order
  • Supervise the work of the drivers
  • Advise campus community about transport options/issues and driver availability
  • Monitor all transportation activities and follow up with travelers and service providers to ensure needs are met.
Reception
  • Performs receptionist duties by greeting University employees, students, and visitors, directing them to the appropriate offices or persons, providing factual information or materials to routine inquiries (within the capability to do so and within prescribed policies), answering the telephone, taking messages or routing calls according to office procedures utilising organizational familiarity and necessary discretion, and making appointments as appropriate.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • At least 2 years of relevant or similar experience related work experience in a similar position or an equivalent combination thereof. 
  • Fluent oral and written English and local used language. 
  • Knowledge, Skills and Ability Required
  • Knowledge record keeping requirements
  • Knowledge of MS Office software programs 
  • The ability to operate electronic, photocopier or other standard office machines, perform routine alpha-numeric filing tasks, and perform basic record-keeping and tabulation tasks
  • Organisational skills, attention to detail and high accuracy 
  • Proven strong communication and negotiation skills, and client orientation, good listening skills 
  • The ability to work cooperatively with co-workers, supervisors and with on and off campus contacts
  • The ability to demonstrate a high degree of motivation, tact and diplomacy; use independent judgment and priority setting; good listening and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to focus on multiple tasks, deadlines and exercising initiative in organizing and completing assignments independently
  • Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.  
How to Apply 
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to kg.recruitment@ucentralasia.org or submit to UCA HR Department by September 28th 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.  As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Travel and Transport Coordinator/Receptionist”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Coordinator, Co-operative Education

Position: Coordinator, Co-operative Education
Department: The School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 30 September 2018

Summary of the Position
The Coordinator, Co-operative (Co-op) Education in the School of Arts and Sciences is responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of the recruitment and placement of students in the Co-op Programme. The Coordinator is also responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the Co-op Placement Programme, including conducting  interviews, performance evaluations, and performance counseling. The Coordinator identifies student cooperative education needs, developing plans to address these needs, and evaluates the effectiveness of the plans. The Coordinator markets the programme to area employers, develops educational work site opportunities, and places students in appropriate positions.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Develop learning outcomes for students that are tied to the student’s programme of study (Major) and professional preparation seeking input from student, faculty, and employer. Ensure work terms are of sufficient quality, diversity and experience level. Conduct employer and student evaluations. Engage in student assessment. Maintain student records and files. 
  • Develop employment readiness training for students. Identify skills and dispositions required by students. Work with faculty and staff to develop a Co-operative Education Content Guide including curriculum and lesson plans, facilitate teaching, and review and update the Guide as current market trend dictates. In addition, conduct Co-operative Education seminars, workshops, guest lectures and other relevant events in Naryn campus. 
  • Work with faculty and staff to match students with an appropriate, career-related employment site; counsel students on an on-going basis regarding job-related issues, professional and career development.
  • Conduct site visits to monitor student performance, assess work progress, identify additional learning opportunities, and determine employer satisfaction with the student, the University and the Co-op programme. Identify issues, find solutions and negotiate resolutions with employer and student. 
  • Ensure all employers complete evaluations and they discuss them with the students, review evaluations with the students at the end of the co-op term. 
  • Collect the final evaluation of co-op programme from students and conduct follow-up meetings with students and employers. 
  • Develop and monitor programme budget. Participate in budget meetings. Justify budget expenditures.
  • Assist in the promotion and marketing of the Co-op Programme both internally and externally. Develop effective methods of communicating programme objectives and outcomes. Liaise with employers to identify, develop, and maintain employment opportunities to ensure adequate number and appropriate placements for students in market sectors related to their programme of study within the three Founding States and beyond. 
  • Design and implement career preparation programs. Organise career fairs and other on-campus events.
  • Develop policies and procedures necessary for the effective implementation of the Co-op Programme. 
  • Document all programmes and processes of implementation of Co-operation Education
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, and 
  • Willingness to travel to employer locations in the country, and 
  • Willingness to spend 40-50 % of time with students and faculty in Naryn, depending on the approved academic calendar

Required Qualifications and Experience 

  • A university degree from a recognized university, plus three to five years related experience 
  • Awareness of the current job market and employment regulations in Kyrgyzstan and in Central Asia region and beyond.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, and ability to interact effectively with others  
  • Well organized, results oriented, effective time-management skills and ability to focus on multiple tasks 
  • In addition to Kyrgyz and Russian fluency in written and oral English is required.
Reporting Relationship 
The Coordinator, Cooperative Education reports to the Head, Cooperative Education

Location 
The position will be based in Bishkek, but will require travel in the three Founding States (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan), and residence at each of the three Campuses

The job description is subject to change.

Candidates from the founding countries of UCA i.e Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan are encouraged to apply for the position.

How to Apply
To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by September 30th 2018. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Co-op Coordinator”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Receptionist (Temporary Position)

Position: Receptionist (Temporary Position)
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Deadline: 11 October 2018

Receptionist is a support level position and its functions are aimed to provide organizational and technical support to the office.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides courteous and timely administrative support and information to visitors;
  • Communicates instructions and messages to employees and students;
  • Ensures delivery of letters, parcels, and other materials to the respective recipients and maintains incoming and outgoing correspondence;
  • Works on switchboard, forwards incoming telephone calls according to the established order;
  • Ensures that UCA management is informed of external queries, feedback and public opinion about the programmes;
  • Maintains a database of contact information of UCA employees, local organisations, educational institutions and government agencies;
  • Orders, distributes and maintains record of stationaries for the office and staff;
  • Arranges coffee breaks during trainings;
  • Does written translation of various texts/documents and oral interpretation when requested;
  • Replaces (if necessary) absent administrations ration staff; 
  • Performs other duties related to SPCE operational activities.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree;
  • Fluent oral and written English, Russian and Tajik;
  • 1 year of working knowledge and experience in the same domain;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, set priorities, and work independently and in a team environment;
  • Professional oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, strong attention to detail; and
  • Proven ability to write clear reports.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by October 11th 2018. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Receptionist.”

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Programme Assistant, Education Improvement Programme

Position: Programme Assistant, Education Improvement Programme
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Central Administration Office, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: October 12th 2018 or until the position is filled

In keeping with its mission the University is launching the Education Improvement Programme (EIP) to improve school education in the three Founding States of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. It seeks to develop privileged relations with 20 schools, in each of the countries with the aim of  improving the quality of the learning outcomes so as to establish a steady-stream of well-prepared students for higher education, work and citizenship, and improve school education in the region in general. 

Summary of the Position

The Programme Assistant is responsible for a wide range of administrative and secretarial tasks, providing professional, efficient and hands-on support to the Head of the Educational Improvement Programme. The Programme Assistant should have a high attention to detail along with excellent organisational, communication and presentation skills. The Programme Assistant also needs to show initiative, be flexible, and be able to work autonomously in a demanding work environment. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide general administrative and clerical support in the following areas:
  • Organise and schedule appointments and manage various calendars;
  • Oversee travel and accommodation arrangements and submit and reconcile expense reports;
  • Develop and maintain a filing system;
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports;
  • Draft, edit and compile documents and spreadsheets;
  • Plan for meetings, take detailed minutes and provide meeting minutes in a timely manner;
  • Assist in organising and making all necessary arrangements for events/conferences.

Develop and maintain databases: 

  • Work with database software to store, organise and manage data as per user objectives and requirements;
  • Keep databases up to date;
  • Liaise with IT and other technical staff to manage database security/integrity, backup procedures, disaster recovery plans, archiving data.

Provide Translation Services: 

  • Translate letters, documents and other materials from Russian and the national language to English;
  • Write letters, document and other materials in Russian and the national language translating the same from English.

Required Qualifications and Experience 

  • A Bachelor’s degree;
  • At least 2 years job related experience in a similar role, preferably in an international organisation with demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organisation.
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point);
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise work;
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to multi-task;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as member of a team;
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • A high level of energy, enthusiasm, initiative, motivation and commitment;
  • Familiarity with computer operating systems and database technology (design, software and structure);
  • Ability to handle sensitive information, using discretion and confidentiality;
  • Fluent in English and Russian as well as the duty station country’s national language.

Reporting Relationship 

  • The position reports to the Head, Education Improvement Programme.
  • The position will actively engage with other members of UCA to enhance a culture of collaboration and professional networking.

The job description is subject to change.

Candidates from the founding countries of UCA i.e Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic 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 October 12th 2018 or until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Programme Assistant, EIP”. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Position: Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Tekeli, Kazakhstan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: October 12th, or until position is filled.

UCA is seeking Administrative Assistant / Receptionist, who will be responsible for providing organisational and technical support to the SPCE office. We are looking for qualified candidates located in Tekeli. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Receiving telephone calls and visitors; forwarding (upon need) to the recipient;
  • Maintaining records management: receiving, registering, sending of outgoing / incoming documents; sorting mail, preparing forms, writing letters;
  • Sending and receiving faxes;
  • Supporting management in organization of events;
  • Maintains a database of contact information of employees (staff directory), local organizations, educational institutions and government agencies;
  • Maintains a database of contact information of employees (staff directory), local organizations, educational institutions and government agencies;
  • Coordinating of the work schedule of office drivers;
  • Disseminating instructions and information among the staff (internal mailing); and
  • Carrying out other assignments related to the job.

Required Qualifications and Experience 

  • University degree;
  • 1 year minimum in a position of office receptionist;
  • Excellent knowledge of Kazakh, Russian and English languages;
  • Knowledge of computer (Word, Excel, Internet, Outlook);
  • Attentiveness, ability to work under stress, good knowledge of business communication and etiquette, accuracy;
  • Flexible, punctual.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, CV, and a list of three references (including their complete contact details) to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by October 12th 2018 or until position is filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Administrative Assistant/Receptionist”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Manager of Advancement for Kyrgyzstan

Position: Manager of Advancement for Kyrgyzstan
Department: Advancement and Public Affairs
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: September 28th 2018 (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 Kyrgyzstan 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 Kyrgyzstan.
  • Prepare fundraising proposals and gift opportunities for solicitating donations from existing as well as new prospects.
  • Identify and analyze 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 `Kyrgyzstan 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, Kyrgyz, and Russian. Ability to speak in Kazakh, 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 at the University’s Central Administrative Office in Bishkek.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by September 28th 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “KG Manager of Advancement”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Manager of Advancement for Tajikistan

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

Deadline: September 28th 2018 (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 Tajikistan 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 mobilisation, 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 Tajikistan.
  • 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 Tajikistan 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, Tajik, and Russian. Ability to speak in Kyrgyz and Kazakh, an asset.
Reporting Relationship and Location
The position reports to the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs of UCA.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by September 28th 2018.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “TJ Manager of Advancement”.

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: September 28th 2018 (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 by September 28th 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “KZ Manager of Advancement”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Administrative Assistant

Position: Administrative Assistant
Department: Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI)
Duty station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Deadline: Position open until filled

The Mountain Societies Research Center (MSRI) of the UCA in partnership with the U.S. government’s Feed the Future Initiative, the International Potato Center and other partners are implementing the CIP Project - Potato Production Support and Research to Improve Food Security in Khatlon, Tajikistan – Phase II. The project aims to address dietary deficiencies and increase potato productivity, stability and competitiveness.  The project will improve household incomes of resource-poor farmers in water stress-prone areas of West Khatlon. 

Summary of Position 
UCA is seeking an Administrative Assistant who will primarily be responsible for providing administrative support services to the CIP Project. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities   

  • Communicate effectively and coordinate the flow of information, both internally and with external partners; 
  • Arrange conferences/meetings and travel reservations for MSRI personnel and other stakeholders;
  • Monitor the activities of the project’s local partners, including the Institute of Botany, Plant Physiology and Genetics of the Tajik Academy of Science, as well as national consultants;
  • Manage implementation of the CIP project, in collaboration with the team leaders (at MSRI and CIP), including the development of work plans and activity schedules;
  • Participate in the development of technical reports;
  • Participate in remote discussions (web conference, Skype, etc.) and in-country meetings;
  • Purchase required materials and services (incl. sub-contracting) at the lowest total cost, for IBPPG and national consultants, as required by projects and agreed by relevant authorities;
  • Conduct fieldwork (mostly as part of a team) in remote rural areas;
  • Prepare various requests for payments (RoPs) and other financial documents;
  • Ensure that all payments are in line with UCA policies and procedures and all records pertaining to staff travel are clearly prepared and handled.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree, or higher;
  • A minimum of 1 (one) year of relevant work experience; 
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment, set priorities, and work independently as well as in team environment;
  • Professional oral and written communication skills;
  • Fluency in Tajik, English and Russian languages.
  • Ability to travel within Tajikistan for extended periods. 
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Administrative Assistant”.  Applications will be received on a rolling basis and the position is open until filled.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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