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List of current vacancies:

1 | Administrative Assistant (Deadline: 23 Apr. 2018)

2 | Kazakhstan Student Recruiter (Deadline: 23 Apr. 2018)

Administrative Assistant

Position: Administrative Assistant
Department: Administration, Operations
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 23 April 2018

Summary of the Position
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Administration Manager, the Admin assistant provides services ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Admin assistant works in close collaboration with travelers and logistics in the UCA staff to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Assist staff with arranging appointments, meetings, and travel arrangements; 
  • Keep the office managers informed of public inquiries, perceptions, and satisfaction with CAO;
  • Assist in processing visa forms and obtaining visas from foreign embassies and MFA KG;
  • Conduct office-work with documentation, office supplies.
  • Assist with office maintenance
  • Preparing the release of payments and other financial documentation; 
  • Collecting payments and other transactions from the customers and maintaining the records pertaining to their travelling
  • Monthly checking the fixed assets and put new tags, if it’s needed;
  • Timely bills collecting for land line phones, Internet, fuel and other office utilities;
  • Responding to phone calls
  • Making arrangements for accommodation and reserving tickets for the travelers; 
  • Assisting in transportation arrangements in/out of country 
  • Prepare various letters to Ministries and other institutions;
  • Replace Admin staff when it necessary;
  • Other tasks relevant to the core responsibilities and duties of this position, as assigned by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Higher education in relevant fields;
  • At least two years of hands on administrative support experience or relevant fields;
  • Knowledge of Kyrgyz, Russian and English languages;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite, MS Excel and MS Outlook, internet and email ware;
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal; 
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrate a high level of energy, enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility, motivation and commitment;
  • 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;
  • Good knowledge of travel operations;
  • Proven ability to write clear reports;

Candidates from the founding countries of UCA i.e Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan 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 by April 23rd 2018. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Administrative Assistant”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Kazakhstan Student Recruiter

Position: Kazakhstan Student Recruiter
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Tekeli, Kazakhstan (or homebased in Taldykorgan/Almaty)
Deadline: 23 April 2018

Commencement Date: 14 May 2018

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
UCA is seeking a Student Recruiter in the School of Arts and Sciences who will assist in the design and implementation of the university's undergraduate programme student recruitment strategy. A major component of the role will be the coordination and delivery of visits to high schools across the rural areas of Kazakhstan. This is a hands-on recruitment position that will involve implementing student recruitment activities such as, but not limited to, an on-campus open house (both in Naryn and Khorog campuses), high school visits in Kazakhstan (if necessary in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan), information sessions in Kazakhstan (if necessary in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan), university fairs, pre-university upgrading programmes (summer and winter camps), online webinars, student and community engagement in all three Founding states and debates and other initiatives that will contribute to a greater number of applicants from Kazakhstan.

The information sessions will inform potential applicants, teachers, and parents with accurate information about all aspects of applying to and studying at UCA. The Student Recruiter will help raise UCA’s profile within the wider community including high school principals, teachers, students and their parents, and forge close relationships with potential feeder high schools across rural Kazakhstan. The Student Recruiter will also assist with logistics around admission exam and every stage of the admissions and financial aid. The Student Recruiter will be expected to work closely with every member of School of Arts and Sciences, especially the Registrar, and with all other UCA units, such as School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE), Graduate School of Development’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration and Mountain Societies Research Institute (IPPA, MSRI), Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit (CHHU), Central Asian Faculty Development Programme (CAFDP), and Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP). 

  • Experience in higher education marketing, recruitment, and student recruitment and admissions at a senior level
  • Strong professional familiarity with the Kazakhstan secondary and post-secondary education landscape
  • Strong network of relationships with high school principals across Rural Kazakhstan 
  • Experience at building relationships with senior high school students and their parents
  • Experience managing academic related events
  • Experience in public speaking and presentation delivery 
  • Experience building and managing complex schedules, presentations, and travel 
  • Working with marketing to ensure promotional materials and online content and social networking content supports the recruitment effort 
  • Experience with financial aid processes at the university level
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong operational and logistics management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse teams
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short-term and long-term goals
  • Strong networking skills and ability to connect with individuals and audiences alike
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to design and maintain tracking of data related to student recruitment 
  • The position will be based in Tekeli (or homebased in Taldykorgan/Almaty), Kazakhstan however will require travel to Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. It is estimated that the Kazakhstan Student Recruiter will be in the field for at least 10 to 15 days per month, from October to June each year due to the nature of the recruitment cycle. Length and location of travel is subject to change.
  • Advanced English, Russian and Kazakh
  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited higher education institution
  • Graduate Degree in a relevant subject (Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Higher Education, etc.)
The Kazakhstan Rural Student Recruiter will: 
  • Report to the Head of Student Recruitment
  • Work closely with the Student Recruitment and School of Arts and Sciences team
Salary and Package: Salary and package to attract the best candidate. The job description is subject to change.

How to Apply
Please send the resume and statement of purpose to by April 23rd 2018
As your application subject header, please use: “Kazakhstan Student Recruiter”. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.