Current Vacancies

List of current vacancies:

1 | Human Resources Assistant (Deadline: 24 Feb. 2017)

2 | Administrative Officer (Deadline: 28 Feb. 2017)

3 | Housekeeping Coordinator (Deadline: 28 Feb. 2017)

4 | Maintenance Supervisor (Deadline: 28 Feb. 2017)

5 | Associate Professor in Computer Science (Deadline: 28 Feb. 2017)

6 | Visiting Professor in Neuroscience and/or Psychology (Deadline: 28 Feb. 2017)

7 | Administrative Assistant (Deadline: 02 March 2017)

8 | Administrative Assistant (Deadline: 03 March 2017)

9 | Assistant Manager of Academic Affairs (Deadline: 06 March 2017)

10 | Head of University Planning (Deadline: 10 March 2017)

11 | Finance Officer (Deadline: 12 March 2017)

12 | Information Technology (IT) Intern (Deadline: 15 March 2017)

13 | Russian Editor/Translator (Deadline: Position open until filled)


Human Resources Assistant

Position: Human Resources Assistant
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 24 February 2017

Summary of the Position
UCA is seeking an experienced, highly motivated Human Resources (HR) Assistant to join HR team. The HR Assistant will provide support for the daily operations of the Human Resources Department with attention to the recruitment process, new hire process, and HR documentation. HR Assistant will have the opportunity to gain exposure to each function of the department. S/he will be responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level.
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support Human Resources team with administration and coordination tasks.
  • Ensure that HR database and information are appropriately updated and reports are appropriately developed.
  • Assist staffs in completing HR Documents/Forms/formalities appropriately; including the ones related to employee recruitment, exit, etc.
  • Check documents and consolidate information on leave applications and leave balances.
  • Provide support and facilitation to all staffs, in matters relevant to employee and organizational relations matters and ensures that the processes are done appropriately.
  • Under the supervision, assist with recruitment initiatives. Posting vacancy announcements, review resumes and job applications. Coordinate communication with candidates and schedule interviews.
  • Assisting with the day-to-day efficient operation of the HR office.
  • Other tasks related to the core responsibilities and duties of this position, as assigned by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Current or recent enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in Human Resources.
  • 2-3 years of work experience in HR management, preferably in an international organization.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively learn and acquire new knowledge and skills.
  • Experience of handling sensitive information, using discretion and confidentiality.
  • Good knowledge of Kyrgyzstan Labor Law.
  • Good command of written and spoken English, Russian and Kyrgyz.
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook).
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 24 February 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “HR Assistant”.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Administrative Officer

Position: Administrative Officer
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 28 February 2017

Summary of the Position
The Administrative Officer is responsible for managing and implementing administrative support activities of the campus. Reporting directly to the Facilities Manager of the entity, he/she will serve as principle point of administrative contact and liaison with internal and external Stakeholders. The position will provide leadership and direction, coordinating work of the administrative staff to ensure customer’s expectations are met, costs are controlled.
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversees and administers the day-to-day activities of the office: develop a procedures, and systems which ensure productive and efficient administrative operation;
  • Provides assistance and support to the Facilities Manager in management, problem solving, development and execution of stated goals and objectives;
  • Supervises the work of employees in supporting roles, including assigning workload and monitoring employee performance;
  • Oversees and facilitates resources management and administration procedures and documentation for the principal;
  • Performs research and analysis on specific issues, as required, and independently prepares non-routine letters and/or reports;
  • Serves as the primary point of administrative contact and liaison with other offices, individuals, and institutions on operational matters concerning the campus administration;
  • Organises and facilitates meetings, conferences, and other special events;
  • Provides and/or oversees provision of staff support to the office, to include handling walk-up and phone interactions, maintaining calendars and travel arrangements, screening, analysing, and responding to incoming correspondence, handling day-to-day problems and situations, and provision of secretarial support;
  • Provides assistance in the understanding and interpretation of University policies and procedures, as appropriate, and ensures that office operations are in compliance with policy provisions and standards;
  • Serve as backup to the Transportation Coordinator and Housekeeping Coordinator in their absence; and
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • 2 years of directly related experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified AND 1 year of experience managing at least one of the following functional areas: fiscal services, administration and/or human resources
  • Fluent oral and written English and knowledge of Tajik and Russian
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Required 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to gather data, compiles information, and prepares reports;
  • Records maintenance skills;
  • Ability to use independent judgment;
  • Ability to analyse and solve problems;
  • Skill in organising resources and establishing priorities;
  • Ability to lead and train staff;
  • Word processing and/or data entry skills;
  • Knowledge of office management principles and procedures;
  • Organising and coordinating skills;
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; and
  • Knowledge of administrative policies and procedures as applied to public academic institutions.
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 28 February 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Administrative Officer”.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Housekeeping Coordinator

Position: Housekeeping Coordinator
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 28 February 2017

Summary of the Position
The Housekeeping Supervisor will be responsible for supervision of large group of housekeeping staff in activities to ensure cleanliness, orderliness, and attractive conditions of building interiors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Supervises and coordinates cleaning activities ensuring housekeeping quality standards are maintained;
  • Determines work priorities, plans, schedules, assigns and inspects work. Trains and evaluates assigned personnel;
  • Routinely inspects and evaluates physical condition of establishment; submits to management recommendations for painting, repairs, furnishings, relocation of equipment, and reallocation of space;
  • Resolving any staff and student problems or complaints when possible and ensuring management are kept informed;
  • Supervises the removal and transport of refuse from assigned areas to appropriate disposal location;
  • Responsibility for coordinating the offsite cleaning and forward the charges on to the relevant department;
  • Manage the in-house laundry service, including the turnaround of bedroom laundry, providing an efficient service;
  • Liaise with the maintenance team as and when required to report any maintenance issues;
  • Ensures adequate supplies, materials and equipment are maintained in department; initiates and/or prepares all documentation related to purchase transactions, selects vendors, and manages the ordering process;
  • Attend the planning meetings – ensuring that the programmed cleaning service reflects the business requirement for the ahead;
  • Ensure the Health & Safety requirements are adhered to by the housekeeping staff, by interprets and translates University policies to team and enforces safety regulations;
  • Immediately reporting and documenting to management any observed or known safety hazards, conditions or unsafe practices and procedures;
  • To order, maintain and review cleaning materials and stock within the housekeeping department and present reports on a monthly basis;
  • Must be available for "On-Call Duty"; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree;
  • Minimum of 2 years in a housekeeping role with at least 1 year in a supervisory role;
  • Experience of running a laundry is desirable;
  • Previous experience of similar work in a commercial or hotel setting of a comparable standard is an asset;
  • Successful candidate must be able to speak, read and write in English and Russian. An understanding of the local language is a benefit.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Required 
  • Knowledge record keeping requirements;
  • Knowledge of MS Office software programmes;
  • Organizational 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; and
  • Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. 
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 28 February 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Housekeeping Coordinator”.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Maintenance Supervisor

Position: Maintenance Supervisor
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 28 February 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and supervising the work of Maintenance team to ensure maintenance of buildings, engineering installations and equipment therein, including but not limited: elevators, waste water treatment plant, transformer substation, water supply facilities and pump station, landscaping, etc. Manages engineering team that includes engineers and technicians that maintain buildings, installations and equipment.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinates and manages multi-craft activities involved in preventive, scheduled, and emergency maintenance, repair, and renovation of buildings, mechanical systems, physical plant, and/or grounds;
  • Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organisational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and national laws, policies, and regulations;
  • Oversees activities of contractors, vendor personnel, and suppliers; monitors general expenditures of unit; performs quality control inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications and industry standards;
  • Supervises personnel includes recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution;
  • Performs quality control inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications and industry standards;
  • Develops and implements systems and processes to establish and maintain records for the operating unit;
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices; and
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Higher technical education;
  • At least 5 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified AND at least 1 year of working experience leading the maintenance team;
  • Conversational English and local used language;
  • Ability to develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures;
  • Knowledge of contract documents and specifications;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures;
  • Skill in organising resources and establishing priorities;
  • Knowledge of local codes and ordinances pertinent to facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance;
  • Ability to coordinate and/or supervise independent contractors;
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions;
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures;
  • Ability to supervise and train employees; ability to foster a cooperative work environment;
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems, building materials, and emergency maintenance;
  • Ability to coordinate quality assurance programmes in area of specialty; and
  • Knowledge of emergency and disaster recovery planning.
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 28 February 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Maintenance Supervisor”.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Associate Professor in Computer Science

Position: Associate Professor in Computer Science
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 28 February 2017

Commencement Date: May/June 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia is seeking a senior Faculty Member in Computer Science to teach at UCA’s campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. In your role as Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to shaping the Computer Science major and minor curricula in collaboration with our International University Partner.  Once the curriculum is shaped, you will also assist with the hiring of computer science faculty to join your team. The major and minor programmes will combine rigorous computational-heavy courses such as Compiler Design and Discrete Mathematics with options to study how to design human-centred systems and explore the expansion of artificial intelligence.

Academic programmes combine the student-centered environment of a liberal arts college with the intellectual excitement of being at the frontiers of knowledge offered by a research university. The language of instruction for undergraduate studies is English, with a requirement that all undergraduate students be fluent in their native language and Russian. As a Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to teaching in small classes and providing each student with personal academic attention to ensure they master and apply the material. You will help students appreciate and develop an interdisciplinary approach to the fields of computer science, information technology, and entrepreneurship.

Lastly, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to continue their research and develop new research for UCA in Central Asia, actively creating pathways to engage students in the research programme. Applicants should thus demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to establishing foundational knowledge for students new to the field.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • PhD or equivalent from an internationally recognized university in Computer Science or closely related discipline or equivalent industry experience.
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian is an asset.

Teaching Experience 

  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students; preferably at least 3 years of experience at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrated understanding of teaching, i.e. developing new and interesting courses grounded in a discipline area and interdisciplinary in nature.
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and evaluation methodologies.
  • Experience in developing and delivering training modules to teachers, tutors and mentors.
  • Experience in some form of leadership involving students, faculty and staff, i.e. managing faculty (department lead or chair), student research projects and/or theses.
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a teaching team; flexibility and the ability to work in a constantly-evolving academic endeavour is essential.

Research Experience

  • A proven ability to publish research in peer reviewed journals related to your areas of expertise.
  • Regular attendance and experience with presenting at international conferences.
  • Experience in conducting research in Central Asia would be a valuable asset.
  • Aware of current and future industry trends; strong network of industry contacts to support internship programs, project collaborations and industrial mentoring. 

Timing and Location
You should be prepared to move to Central Asia by May/June 2017 or earlier for acculturation and to prepare for teaching. Your position will be based in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic, but you will also teach classes at other UCA locations. Regional travel is to be expected.

Salary and Package
Salary and package to attract the best candidate.
The job description is subject to change.

How to Apply
Please send us (1) an up-to-date resume; (2) a sample of any published work; (3) two references (one to attest to your teaching experience, and another to your research experience) and (4) teaching evaluations from the last three years of employment (if available) to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 28 February 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Computer Science Faculty Member” and indicate how you heard about us.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Visiting Professor in Neuroscience and/or Psychology

Position: Visiting Professor in Neuroscience and/or Psychology
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic and Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 28 February 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia is seeking a Visiting Faculty Member with a background in neurosciences or psychology to teach in the Liberal Arts year at the Naryn Campus, Kyrgyz Republic and Khorog Campus, Tajikistan.  In your role as Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to helping students develop an informed acquaintance with a variety of topics that are related to the structure and function of the brain and the relationship to behaviour. You will provide a window into cutting-edge topics in neuroscience, cognitive science and psychology. Students will consider how such knowledge relates to debates about nature and nurture, human differences, morality, self and society and criminal behavior through discussions and case studies.

Central to the vision of UCA is to create an outstanding teaching institution that excels in the generation and application of knowledge. Academic programmes combine the student-centred environment of a liberal arts college with the intellectual excitement of being at the frontiers of knowledge offered by a research university. The language of instruction for undergraduate studies is English, with a requirement that all undergraduate students be fluent in their native language and Russian. As a Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to teaching in small classes and providing each student with personal academic attention to ensure they master and apply the material.
 
Minimum Qualifications and Relevant Experience
  • PhD from an internationally recognized university in neuroscience and/or psychology
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students; preferably at least 3 years of experience
Teaching Experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of pedagogy, i.e. developing new and interesting courses grounded in a discipline area and interdisciplinary in nature
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and evaluation methodologies
  • Experience in developing and delivering training modules to teachers, tutors and mentors
  • Experience in some form of leadership involving students, faculty and staff, i.e. managing faculty (department lead or chair), student research projects and/or theses
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset
Research Experience
  • A proven ability to publish research in peer reviewed journals related to your areas of expertise
  • Regular attendance and experience with presenting at international conferences
  • Experience in conducting research in Central Asia would be a valuable asset 
Timing and Location
You should be prepared to begin training in May/June 2017 or earlier for acculturation and preparation for teaching. In the 2017-18 academic year, in accordance with your availability, you will teach classes at both campuses, and regional travel, therefore, is to be expected.
 
Language
English is required, and some knowledge of Russian would be an asset.

Salary and Package
Salary and package to attract the best candidate. The job description is subject to change.

How to apply
To apply please send us (1) an up-to-date resume; (2) a sample of any published work; and (3) teaching evaluations from the last three years of employment; and (4) two references (one to attest to your teaching experience, and another to your research experience) to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 28 February 2017. Please use: “Neuroscience/Psychology Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Administrative Assistant

Position: Administrative Assistant
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 02 March 2017

Summary of Position
Administrative Assistant 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 Campus management is informed of external queries, feedback and public opinion about SPCE
  • Maintains a database of contact information of UCA employees, local organizations, educational institutions and government agencies
  • Does written translation of various texts/documents and oral interpretation when requested
  • Replace (if necessary) absent administration 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;
  • 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 2 March 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Administrative Assistant”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Administrative Assistant

Position: Administrative Assistant
Duty station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Deadline: 03 March 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Administration Manager, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative and logistical services to UCA staff ensuring high quality and accuracy of work.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Assist in processing visa application forms and obtaining visas from foreign embassies and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Tajikistan (TJ);
  • Make travel arrangements for UCA staff and stakeholders including but not limited to ticket reservations, accommodation, land transportation, etc;
  • Ensure that all payments and records pertaining to staff travel are in line with UCA policies and procedures;
  • Improve and explore existing travel agency and hotel facilities database; maintain list of approved vendors;
  • Support the Administration team in fixed assets/inventory maintenance and reporting;
  • Prepare various letters to Visa and Registration Department of MFA TJ, visa and registration department ministries and other institutions;
  • Ensure timely payments for office utility bills including land line phones, electricity, Internet, fuel and other office utilities;
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • At least a Bachelor’s or an equivalent degree;
  • 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;
  • Good knowledge of travel operations;
  • Fluency to speak English, Russian, and Tajik;
  • 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 3 March 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Administrative Assistant, Dushanbe”.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Assistant Manager of Academic Affairs

Position: Assistant Manager of Academic Affairs
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 06 March 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
Assistant Manager of Academic Affairs (AMAA) reports to Manager of Academic Affairs (MAA) and is responsible for supporting MAA in managing and coordinating all affairs related to instructors, students, alumni and partners. AMAA is a key person after MAA to organize and manage teaching and learning process by making sure that high quality teaching and services are provided. He or she will closely work with Student Service Officer to make sure that all the required information is entered into the Data Base and the required statistics reports are produced on timely manner. He/She will be responsible for invigilating and organizing all examinations at the campus.
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Organises monthly meetings with instructors and MAA and sends minutes of meetings and reports to Central Administrative Office (CAO);
  • Prepares Professional Development Plan for each academic staff;
  • Monitors instructor’s workload according with regulation;
  • Conducts meeting to explain Quality assurance tools;
  • Provides orientation for new academic staff;
  • Conducts final exams for modules and conducts students’ evaluations by the end of each module;
  • Controls the number of students and informs CAO about changes in intakes and fills in info in weekly report;
  • Helps financial department in fee collection process;
  • Monitors alumni survey and controls realization of timetable and visiting classes;
  • Helps to fill in individual plan for instructors and controls entering all information in database;
  • Monitors development program document folder for each program and course;
  • Helps to prepare non-teaching workload for full-time instructors and reports to CAO;
  • Prepares presentations for delegation visiting campus and reports on projects with partners;
  • Monitors academic activities according with partnership and report about progress to CAO;
  • Prepares all marketing materials for distribution and maps and coordinates deadlines for all activities.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Fluent oral and written English and good knowledge of Tajik and Russian
  • Expert in working with MS Word, MS Excel and MS Data Base
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Required 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to gather data, compiles information, and prepares reports;
  • Ability to use independent judgment and analyze and solve problems;
  • Ability to lead and train staff;
  • Word processing and/or data entry skills;
  • Organizing and coordinating skills;
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 6 March 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Assistant Manager of Academic Affairs”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Head of University Planning

Position: Head of University Planning
Duty station: Bishkek with travel to UCA Campuses in Naryn, Khorog and Tekeli
Deadline: 10 March 2017

Summary of Position
Reporting to the Rector and working in close collaboration with senior management and relevant unit heads, this position will primarily be responsible to manage and support University-wide planning and growth strategy. The position holder will also manage institutional data and content; and prepare high-level reports. The position will provide an opportunity for a creative and exceptional individual to make a significant contribution to the University’s future growth and progression.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities
The main duties and responsibilities of the position holder will be: 
  • Managing and supporting the process of developing UCA’s integrated Strategic Plan which is a key element of the role. It will encompass all aspects of the University including academics; student life; operations; facilities planning and management; and finance. Along with preparing and analysing feasibilities and options for future growth and progression, responsibilities may also entail: undertaking research; gathering and analysing market intelligence; working with relevant University Officers and units; and preparing relevant documents.
  • Tracking, compiling annual objectives and deliverables in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, and presenting this information to senior management on a regular basis.
  • Develop and maintain a data repository and content management system. Prepare analysis and reports as required; provide relevant data and information for internal and external stakeholders as needed.
  • Establish a framework, format and process of internal and external reporting; coordinate the preparation of UCA’s Annual Report and other reports as per agreed frequency.
  • Develop a framework and undertake relevant research and keep abreast of national, regional and global issues of relevance to UCA.
  • Develop a framework and coordinate the evaluation of external programmes and Units at regular intervals. This may include developing the terms of reference, identifying and engaging evaluators, tracking the evaluation process and reporting outcomes. Coordinate the conceptualization and feasibility assessment of new initiatives including school improvement, civil society, mountain universities partnership, etc. until the required institutional capacity is in place.
  • Ensure activities of University Planning are undertaken in accordance with the governance, policy and regulatory framework of the University.
  • Undertake any other planning and coordinating activity as required and assigned by the Rector or senior management.
Required Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, capabilities and experience:
  • A post-graduate degree (PhD would be an asset).
  • Significant experience in higher education administration and planning with a strong contextual understanding of, working in a new, multi-campus university.
  • Knowledge of Central Asia or other developing regions. The ability to understand and navigate the local regulatory frameworks for academic programmes would be an asset.
  • Ability to select, adapt, and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative research design and statistical tools to provide meaningful analysis and reports.
  • A strong record of planning, compiling, analysing and communicating key information in an academic environment.
  • Evidence of previous performance in leadership, administration and management roles.
  • Advanced English is a requirement; knowledge of Russian or a Central Asian language would be an asset.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 10 March 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Head of University Planning”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Finance Officer

Position: Finance Officer
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 12 March 2017

Summary of Position
The Finance Officer will be responsible for overseeing the Finance function related to the operations and providing the necessary assistance to the personnel of Finance Department.
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Streamline the record keeping for the transactions made through the Central Administration office (CAO) and Campuses and preparing accurate and timely financial report on a monthly basis.
  • Assist in checking and verifying all payments and make final recommendation for the payment processing while ensuring compliance with the UCA financial policies and procedures and authority matrix.
  • Perform and assist as needed with daily accounting operations, including cash receipts, disbursements and accruals, fixed asset purchases, operating within iScala information system.
  • Preparation and submission of statutory reports, including VAT on a monthly basis.
  • Assist in compilation of UCA financial reports on periodic basis and in preparing monthly and periodic budget variance reports and other financial reports including travel, sectional report, advances and payables, etc.
  • Coordinate with the external and other relevant auditors for various audit assignments for the relevant functions.
  • Undertake any other assignment given by the supervisor.  
 Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Bachelor degree or any diploma in the field of Finance and Accounting from a reputed organization.
  • Preferably 2 years of professional working experience in a similar position in an international working environment.
  • Qualification such as CAP/CIPA is an advance
  • Fair command on written and spoken English and Russian
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks successfully
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Good command on computer (MS Office)

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 12 March 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Finance Officer”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Information Technology (IT) Intern

Position: Information Technology (IT) Intern
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 15 March 2017

Summary of Position
In order to create, design, sustain and manage UCA campuses, the Information Technology (IT) department is implementing technology based solutions in line with best practices. The IT department at UCA has the unique advantage of shaping these solutions from the ground up. The IT Intern will assist in some of these exciting and challenging tasks and as a consequence have a greater understanding and learning IT Design and Architecture concepts. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities
The main duties and responsibilities of the IT intern are to: 
  • Assist IT staff with administrative tasks such as monitoring the Help Desk Phone/Email;
  • Support IT staff with research and information gathering on technology best practices, concept papers;
  • Assist in responding to user requests for service, troubleshoot problems and help develop solutions;
  • Support IT staff in performing minor repairs to equipment and arrange for other servicing needs;
  • Record activities, solutions and other responses to request for service;
  • Assist in Project Management, Change Management and Service Management tasks;
  • Assist in maintaining inventory records and documentation for equipment;
  • Maintain open communication and positive working relationship with staff; and
  • Perform other duties/tasks as assigned by IT group leadership.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Information Services, Management Information Systems, or in a closely related field.  If you have not graduated, and will be graduating in the next 3 months, please feel free to apply.
Language Proficiency 
  • Good written and verbal English. Preference will be given to candidates that have similar proficiency in Russian.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills 
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills and a customer service orientation. 
Ability to work independently and in teams 
  • IT is heavily dependent on individual motivation, work ethic, understanding of University and IT team goals. Keen ability to follow directions, and carry out tasks without supervision needed. 
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org  by 15 March 2017. As your application e-mail “subject”, please write: “IT Intern”. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Russian Editor/Translator

Position: Russian Editor/Translator
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position
The Russian Editor is a member of the Content Development function of the UCA Communications and Marketing team. The main function of this support-level position includes  oral interpretation, written translation and editing for various departments within UCA; editing and written translation of UCA communications and marketing materials and managing external translation tasks. The Russian Editor will have a strong command of English and is responsible for editing content for various communications and marketing platforms in Russian (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.

Key Responsibilities
  • Perform timely oral interpretation and written translation, 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;
  • Proofread, fact check, edit and revise translated materials;
  • Develop and maintain multi-lingual UCA glossary of technical and commonly used terms for use by internal stakeholders and outsourced translators to ensure consistency across multiple languages;
  • Edit content for University communications and marketing outputs, including website content, newsletters, flyers, press releases and other internal and external materials to highlight UCA, AKDN and external brand and value propositions;
  • Continuously improve knowledge of terminology and maintain awareness of topics and events related to performance of job duties and responsibilities;
  • Provide substantive and copy editing services to UCA programmes, including supporting UCA’s three research institutes through the editing of working papers, glossaries and publications;
  • Other tasks as assigned by Director of Communications and Marketing. 
Requirements
  • At least 3 years of work experience as an editor in international or other organisations;
  • Excellent command of writing, editing and speaking in Russian;
  • A strong command of writing and speaking in English is required;
  • Experience working in an international organisation is highly desired;
  • Knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik or Kazakh is an asset;
  • 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, finance, economics, statistics, tax or law;
  • Superior editing skills (substantive and copy) in a variety of styles and voices for a range of platforms;
  • Excellent communications skills, including ability to communicate across institutional hierarchy, cultures and locations;
  • Sound judgement to manage confidential information and serve as liaison to partner organisations;
  • Experience in and knowledge of international development, capacity building, education and Central Asia a plus. 
Relationships
The incumbent will report to the Director of Communications and Marketing and work closely with University units and departments across its three founding states.

Salary and Package
Salary and package to attract the best candidate. The job description is subject to change.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 9 August 2016. As your application e-mail subject, please write: "Russian Editor/Translator" and indicate how you heard about us. Applications are open until the position is filled.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.