Current Vacancies

List of current vacancies:

1 | Attorney (Deadline: 16 Dec. 2017)

2 | Application Development Officer (Deadline: 22 Dec. 2017)

3 | Student Data Base Operator (Deadline: 23 Dec. 2017)

4 | Full time English Language Instructor (3 positions) (Deadline: 23 Dec. 2017)

5 | Students Service Specialist (Deadline: 23 Dec. 2017)

6 | Information Technology (IT) Assistant (Naryn) (Deadline: 24 Dec. 2017)

7 | Coordinator, Co-operative Education (Deadline: 24 Dec. 2017)

8 | Information Technology (IT) Assistant (Khorog) (Deadline: 24 Dec. 2017)

9 | Research Fellow (Economics) (Deadline: 25 Dec. 2017)

10 | Alumni, Career Counseling Officer (Deadline: 27 Dec. 2017)


Attorney

Position: Attorney
Department: Office of Legal Affairs, Operations
Duty station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Deadline: 16 December 2017

The Attorney will work as a member of UCA’s Office of Legal Affairs in house attorneys and advising on a variety of legal issues in relation to UCA and its operations in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan. Practice areas will include the following areas of law: civil, employment, international, construction, tax, property, contract, and intellectual property law and laws affecting not-for-profit education institutions. He or she will report to the Director of Legal Affairs.

Main Duties and Responsibilities     
  • Undertake research, draft legal memoranda and provide legal analysis and recommendations on a variety of issues arising in respect of UCA’s activities;
  • Draft agreements, letters, submissions, petitions, and other legal documents, as required;
  • Lead and/or participate in negotiations, and work with various UCA departments to address their respective needs for legal support;
  • Review and comment upon internal policy documents, guidelines, regulations and manuals;
  • Attend to regulatory compliance requirements as and when required;
  • Provide support, as required, on issues of UCA governance;
  • Attend and represent UCA at meetings, including with government representatives, international organizations and private parties, as required;
  • Attend and represent UCA in courts and/or international arbitration, as required;
  • Assist with the supervision of interns and consultants;
  • Other related assignments, as required.
Required Qualifications and Experience
Education Requirement 
  • Specialist Diploma or Bachelor Degree in Law;
  • LLM would be an advantage. 
Experience Requirement 
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a lawyer (experience with well-known law firms is desired).
Skills and Competencies 
  • Ability to research and knowledge of Kyrgyz, Kazakh, or Tajik laws and/or International law;
  • Proficiency in English and Russian language;
  • Ability to independently interact and communicate with the stakeholders;
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities;
  • Strong organizational and document management skills;
  • A strong work ethic and the ability and desire to learn quickly;
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing.

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

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 16 December 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: "Attorney, Dushanbe".

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Application Development Officer

Position: Application Development Officer
Department: Finance
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 22 December 2017

The Application Development Officer will report to the Coordinator of Application Development and Financial Information System and assist to develop and implement new and maintain the existing applications and databases. The position requires a hands-on developer that excels in a dynamic, changing and agile environment; passionate about developing high quality, high performance, and scalable applications.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for developing applications, individual coding contributions in addition to coordinating with other resources including national and international experts engaged by the University;
  • Prototype, validate and create specific application solutions for the University;
  • Maintain and modify programmes; make approved changes by amending flow charts, develop detailed programming logic, and coding changes; 
  • Quality control of the existing ERP solutions (iScala, PeopleSoft) and databases (MS Access, MS SQL);
  • Prepare necessary technical documentations and manual for the applications;
  • Provide end-user trainings and support to the staff;
  • Preform other related duties as requested including providing support to end-users within the University.
Required Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
  • University degree or relevant qualification in Computer or Information Sciences;
  • Proven track record and knowledge of database architecture and design;
  • At least 2 years of substantial experience in application or database development;
  • Proficient in Information Technology, Computer programming or Systems Development including MS SQL, Visual Studio, VB.Net, HTML, CSS, JQuery;
  • Good command on written and spoken English and Russian. Proficiency in other national languages in Central Asia will be an asset;
  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment;
  • Proficient in managing multiple priorities in a dynamic, geographically dispersed environment. 
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 22 December 2017. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis. As your application email subject, please write: “Application Development Officer”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Student Data Base Operator

Position: Student Data Base Operator
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Dushanbe and Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 23 December 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
Ensure timely and accurately entering of all the required information into students’ data base and produce required reports.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Provide instructors with required information from DB;
  • Enter instructor’s data and students’ evaluation of instructors into DB;
  • Enter student’s data and update DB based on new information;
  • Help students to fill in application forms;
  • Storage all application forms;
  • Enter students’ withdrawals and update DB accordingly; 
  • Assigns grades in DB;
  • Opens intakes, changes students’ status and modules;
  • Coordinate reporting system.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • University Bachelor degree;
  • Highly motivated with strong organisational skills;
  • Three years of relevant experience in international organisations;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Fluency in English, Russian and Tajik;
  • Advanced user of computer;
  • Expert in using data base and working with statistics.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 23 December 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Student Data Base Operator” (location)” 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Full time English Language Instructor (3 positions)

Position: Full time English Language Instructor (3 positions)
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Dushanbe and Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 23 December 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The English Language Instructor vacancy is a full time position and requires full day engagement. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Teaching English courses and programmes;
  • Performing other duties (extra-curricular activities; English clubs);
  • Coordinating specific English Programmes; 
  • Participation in developing proposal for corporate English courses and programs; 
  • Participation in marketing and promotion of SPCE courses and programmes;
  • Timely submission of reporting documents;
  • Ensure high attendance of students in classes, contact students, and react on their needs;
  • Ensure safety of equipment and furniture in the classrooms and offices.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • University Degree in teaching English;
  • A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience, especially teaching adults;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Russian and Tajik languages (TKT, IELTS, TOEFL certificates required);
  • Communication Skills: The Instructor must be able to speak clearly to students, other teachers, parents and administration officials.
  • Instruction Skills: The Instructor will have to explain unfamiliar concepts with authority and in a clear and concise way so that students can understand. 
  • Writing Skills: Writing skills are critical.
  • Creativity: Teachers have to find ways to involve students into their lessons. Additionally, teachers have to work with different learning styles to get the most out of each student.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 23 December 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Full time English Language Instructor (location)

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Students Service Specialist

Position: Students Service Specialist
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Dushanbe and Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 23 December 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
Provide high quality services to students and applicants as well as support teaching and learning processes.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Coordinates with instructors students attendance and status ;
  • Coordinates a timetable with AMAA and form groups accordingly; 
  • Provides Welcome meetings for new groups and explain academic principles students;
  • Works with external Phone calls;
  • Conducts Students’ Evaluations by the end of each module;
  • Registers and distributes books for students;
  • Controls students number in groups and inform AMAA promptly;
  • Crosschecks data entered into DB;
  • Manage admission process and post announcement promptly;
  • Organise events and coordinate with students and graduates;
  • Provides alumni survey;
  • Provide required information about students and graduates to potential employers and partners;
  • Marketing and promoting SPCE courses and programmes;
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • University Bachelors degree
  • Highly motivated with strong organisational skills  
  • Three years of relevant experience in international organisations
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in multicultural environment
  • Independent worker with ability to take initiative 
  • Fluency in English, Russian and Tajik
  • Advanced user of computer 
  • Expert in using data base and working with statistics
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 23 December 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Student Service Specialist (location)” 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Information Technology (IT) Assistant (Naryn)

Position: Information Technology (IT) Assistant (Naryn)
Department: Information Technology, Operations
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 24 December 2017

Reporting to the IT System Administrator, the IT Assistant performs a variety of moderately multifaceted IT support duties to ensure smooth delivery of technology services. Installs, maintains, tests, and repairs systems and networks. Monitors, operates, or coordinates and assists others in the operation of computer hardware, software, and peripherals in order to achieve desired results. Utilises 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 Assistant are to:
  • Set up and maintain computer, communication and audio-visual equipment (with the supervisor’s coordination);
  • 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; 
  • Plan routine check-up and maintenance of all equipment and accessories (with the supervisor’s coordination). Analyse equipment performance records in order 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;
  • Research the technology environment, evaluate resources to improve systems and network configurations;
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to the supervisor to support capacity planning;
  • 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; and
  • Substitute IT colleagues while they are on leave.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • High education in a related field (IT);
  • At least one year work experience in a field of IT; and
  • Experience working with computer systems, Hardware and Software.
  • 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; and
  • Knowledge of Operation System: Windows 2000/2003/XP (Server & Workstation), Linux.
  • Good command of English, Russian and Kyrgyz.
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 24 December 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “IT Assistant, Naryn".
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Coordinator, Co-operative Education

Position: Coordinator, Co-operative Education
Department: The School of Arts and Science
Duty station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Deadline: 24 December 2017

The Coordinator, Co-operative (Co-op) Education 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 participation in screening interviews, performance evaluations, and performance counseling. The Coordinator identifies student cooperative education needs, developing plans to address the needs, and evaluates the effectiveness of the plans. The Coordinator markets the programme to area employers, develops educational work site opportunities, and placement of students in appropriate positions. This programme is developed in partnership with the University of Victoria in Canada, which has one of Canada’s largest co-op programmes.
 
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 Khorog 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 program 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 program of study within the three Founding States and beyond.
  • Design and implement career preparation programmes. Organise career fairs and other on-campus events.
  • Develop policies and procedures necessary for the effective implementation of the Co-op Programme.
  • Document all programs and processes of implementation of Co-operation Education.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Willingness to travel to employer locations in the country, and
  • Willingness to spend 30-50% of time with students and faculty in Khorog, depending on the approved academic calendar.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • A university degree from a recognised university, plus three to five years related experience.
  • Awareness of the current job market and employment regulations in Tajikistan and in Central Asia region.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, and ability to interact effectively with others.
  • Well organised, results oriented, effective time-management skills and ability to focus on multiple tasks.
  • In addition to Tajik 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 Dushanbe Tajikistan, 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 24 December 2017. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Co-op Coordinator”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Information Technology (IT) Assistant (Khorog)

Position: Information Technology (IT) Assistant (Khorog)
Department: Information Technology, Operations
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 24 December 2017

Reporting to the IT System Administrator, the IT Assistant performs a variety of moderately multifaceted IT support duties to ensure smooth delivery of technology services. Installs, maintains, tests, and repairs systems and networks. Monitors, operates, or coordinates and assists others in the operation of computer hardware, software, and peripherals in order to achieve desired results. Utilises 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 Assistant are to:
  • Set up and maintain computer, communication and audio-visual equipment (with the supervisor’s coordination);
  • 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; 
  • Plan routine check-up and maintenance of all equipment and accessories (with the supervisor’s coordination). Analyse equipment performance records in order 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;
  • Research the technology environment, evaluate resources to improve systems and network configurations;
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to the supervisor to support capacity planning;
  • 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; and
  • Substitute IT colleagues while they are on leave.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • High education in a related field (IT);
  • At least one year work experience in a field of IT; and
  • Experience working with computer systems, Hardware and Software.
  • 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; and
  • Knowledge of Operation System: Windows 2000/2003/XP (Server & Workstation), Linux;
  • Good command of English, Russian and Tajik. 
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 tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 24 December 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “IT Assistant, Khorog”.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Research Fellow (Economics)

Position: Research Fellow (Economics)
Department: Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA)
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 25 December 2017

Summary of Position 
The Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) is part of the Graduate School of Development at UCA. IPPA was established in 2011 to promote systematic and in-depth research on issues related to the socio-economic development of Central Asia, and to explore policy alternatives. IPPA is implementing many research and training projects related to economic and social development of the economies of greater Central Asia (including Afghanistan) focusing on economic policy issues. The projects are interdisciplinary and require combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods. The Research Fellow will report to the Associate Director of IPPA.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Conduct independent academic and applied research to implement IPPA research projects;
  • Contribute to training and teaching activities of IPPA through curriculum development and teaching at programmes aimed at civil servants and professionals;
  • Be part of the IPPA research and teaching team and collaborate closely with colleagues;
  • Present research results at international and national conferences and publish the results in academic journals, books, working papers and other professional publications;
  • Support research team in stakeholder (e.g. government, international organisations, academic and expert community) engagement activities;
  • Ensure timely completion of all deliverables, progress reporting, budgeting for the projects.
  • There may be an opportunity to teach introductory economics courses in UCA’s School of Arts and Sciences undergraduate programme at the Naryn campus, Kyrgyz Republic.
Required Qualifications and Experience  
  • PhD or MA in Economics or another relevant field;
  • Experience in research and policy analysis within an international organisation, policy centre or academic institution;
  • Record of publications or analytical papers;
  • Expertise in and/or familiarity with issues related to economic and social policy;
  • Strong quantitative skills (statistics, econometrics);
  • Strong communication and representation skills;
  • Fluency in English. 
Desired Qualifications  
  • Knowledge of and experience in the greater Central Asia region (including Afghanistan);
  • Qualitative research skills;
  • Fluency in Russian and/or a Central Asian language. 
Duration: 12 months contract (renewable)

How to Apply
To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 25 January 2017. As your application email subject, please write: “Research Fellow, IPPA”.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Alumni, Career Counseling Officer

Position: Alumni, Career Counseling Officer
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 27 December 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The Alumni, Career Counseling Officer will work under the leadership of the Manager of Academic Affairs and he/she will closely liaise with Quality Assurance Officer and other UCA staff as necessary. The Alumni, Career Counseling Officer will help people choose careers and follow a path to employment; actively assist applicants with the process of making future career decisions, by helping them choose a SPCE educational program or course.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Help students set realistic academic and career goals and develop a plan to achieve them;
  • Evaluate applicant’s background, education, and training, to help them develop realistic goals;
  • Guide students through making decisions about their careers, such as choosing a new profession and the type of degree to pursue;
  • Evaluate students’ abilities and interests through aptitude assessments, interviews, and individual planning;
  • Collaborate with teachers, administrators, and parents to help students succeed;
  • Work with students to develop skills, such as organisation, time management, and effective study habits;
  • Provide individual and small group counseling based on student needs;
  • Deliver Speaking Clubs on topics, such as planning for university or careers;
  • Refer students and parents to resources outside the school for additional support;
  • Collaborate with universities and colleges abroad and in country to define best option for future study for SPCE graduates;
  • Help graduates to prepare application for scholarship and provide information how to apply;
  • Help students learn job search skills, such as interviewing and networking;
  • Assist students in locating and applying for jobs; helps students determine what jobs they are qualified for with their degrees;
  • Provide Alumni survey semi-annually and provide filled forms to Operator of Students Database;
  • Organise events for alumni and students for networking and career development;
  • Work closely  with alumni associations to support them in developing proposal for funding opportunities;
  • Track graduates’ success in terms of employment, promotion, further studies and other accomplishments and report on quarterly bases; 
  • Update and disseminate alumni newsletter once in two weeks;
  • Advocate among SPCE graduates to make contribution of funds to SPCE’s development.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • University degree in social sciences, education or management with two years’ experience in organizing educational projects/programmes;
  • Tajik, Russian and English languages;
  • Strong facilitation, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills as well as the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse staff;
  • Advanced organisational skills, ability to multi-task and stay on track to meet the goals and objectives; and
  • Operate confidently and calmly under tight timelines, unpredictable and stressful situations.

Candidates from the founding countries of UCA i.e Kyrgyzstan, Tajilistan and Kazakhstan are encouraged to apply for this position.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 27 December 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Alumni, Career Counseling Officer”. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.