Current Vacancies

List of current vacancies:

1 | Attorney (Deadline: 31 Oct. 2017)

2 | Part time English Language Instructor (Deadline: 31 Oct. 2017)

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


Attorney

Position: Attorney
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 31 October 2017

Summary of Position 
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 hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 31 October 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: "Attorney".

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Part time English Language Instructor

Position: Part time English Language Instructor
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 31 October 2017

Summary of Position
The English Language Instructor is a part time position and does not require full day engagement. The Instructor reports to the Manager of Academic Affairs and works closely with other staff members of UCA.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching English to students;
Participation in placement test for identifying English language level of candidates;
Timely submission of reporting documents (individual plans; examination registers; grade reports);
Agree timetable of classes on weekly basis;
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 a relevant field;
A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience, especially adults;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Russian and Tajik languages;
Highly motivated with strong organisational skills;
Committed to teaching;
Computer literacy: MS Word, MS Excel, Internet and email.

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 31 October 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “PT English Instructor.”

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.

Expectations
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. 
Location
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 hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Freelance Translator/Editor” and indicate how you heard about us.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.