Current Vacancies

List of current vacancies:

1 | Resource Centre Coordinator (Deadline: 30 Aug. 2017)

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

Resource Centre Coordinator

Position: Resource Centre Coordinator
Duty station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Deadline: 30 August 2017

Summary of Position
UCA's Aga Khan Humanities Project is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Resource Centre (RC) Coordinator, who will lead and coordinate the RC activities related to selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining materials; and deliver reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services.

Main Duties and Key Responsibilities
• Ensure a courteous and timely client-centred service to students; faculty; staff and other users of the RC;
• Ensure appropriate use and maintenance of RC facilities, resources, equipment, and property;
• Develop and maintain a database of all materials in the Resource Centre;
• Catalogue all new materials in the database in an efficient and timely manner;
• Develop and oversee RC policies and procedures including RC Borrowing Policy; 
• Maintain RC User Database on regular basis;
• Supervise RC staff, volunteers and interns;
• Streamline communication within different UCA departments and between UCA and its partner universities, colleges, and academic networks; and
• Respond to customer complaints and take actions as necessary

Required Qualifications and Experience

• Higher education in Humanities; Social Sciences or other related field;
• Minimum 5 years of work experience, 2 of which is in a similar setting;
• Highly motivated with strong organizational skills;
• Strong communication, writing, and time management skills;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Russian, and Tajik; and
• Confident user of MS Office Applications, Internet and email.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to by 30 August 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “RC Coordinator”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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.