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List of current vacancies:

1 | Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Economics (Deadline: 31 Jan. 2020)

2 | Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Mathematics (Deadline: 31 Jan. 2020)

3 | Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Computer Science (Deadline: 31 Jan. 2020)

4 | Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Communications and Media (Theory and Production) (Deadline: 31 Jan. 2020)

5 | Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences (Deadline: 31 Jan. 2020)

6 | Academic Coordinator (Deadline: 31 Jan. 2020)

7 | Assistant, Director’s Office (Deadline: 13 Feb. 2020)

8 | Maintenance Supervisor (Deadline: 13 Feb. 2020)

9 | Manager of Advancement for Kazakhstan (Deadline: Position open until filled)


Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Economics

Position: Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Economics (Rank based on qualifications and experience)
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 31 January 2020

Reports to: Dean of School of Arts and Sciences
Commencement Date: August 1st, 2020 (or earlier)

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia seeks to fill several full-time positions at all ranks in the Economics programme for its campus in Khorog, Tajikistan starting August 2020. While applications in all fields are invited, candidates specializing in Macroeconomics, International Economics, Environmental / Natural Resources Economics, Finance, Public Economics, Development Economics, and Econometrics are particularly welcome.

In your role as faculty member, you will be contributing to the development and implementation of the Economics curriculum at the Bachelor Level that has been designed in partnership with the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

Academic programmes at UCA combine the student-centered environment of a small liberal arts college with the intellectual excitement of being at the frontiers of knowledge offered by a research university. As a Faculty Member teaching in small classes, you will be providing each student with personal academic attention to ensure that they master and apply the material.

The successful candidate is expected to be research active and have a commitment to establishing foundational knowledge for students new to the field on issues relating to the economic development of Central Asia, especially its mountainous regions. Creating pathways to engage students in the research programme, you will be provided support to continue your research and explore new horizons.

Programme Description
UCA aims to train economists who are strategic thinkers and can eventually serve as effective policymakers, social entrepreneurs and development practitioners who understand the complexities of Central Asian and global economies. The degree programme will address both global economic concepts and processes relevant to the growth of Central Asian economies. In addition, you will have opportunities to contribute to research work of UCA’s Graduate School of Development and its Institute of Public Policy and Administration, which fosters rigorous inquiry into public policy related to socio-economic development in Central Asia and has strong partnerships with government and international agencies across the region.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer: Master’s in Economics or related field
  • Assistant Professor and above: PhD in Economics or related field
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian is an asset

Desirable Attributes

Teaching

  • 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 
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students.
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and evaluation methodologies

Research

  • Assistant/Associate Professor/Professor: The proven ability to publish research in high impact journals
  • 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.

Rank will be based on the candidate’s prior experience and record and be approved by the Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee of UCA.

The job description is subject to change.

Salary and Package

Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate. 

How to Apply

To apply for the position, please visit the AKDN Career Centre by January 31st 2020. At the application stage, you should submit the following documents: 

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Sample of written academic work with a research statement (for those applying to Assistant Professor or above)
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • List of at least three references who may attest to your teaching/research experience 

Candidates from the founding countries of UCA i.e.  Republics of Tajikistan and Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic are encouraged to apply.

We also highly encourage women to apply their candidacy for the position.

For more information about UCA please visit https://www.ucentralasia.org


Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Mathematics

Position: Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Mathematics (Rank based on qualifications and experience)
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 31 January 2020

Reports to: Dean of School of Arts and Sciences
Commencement Date: January 31st 2020, or August 1st 2020

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The School of Arts & Sciences is seeking a Mathematics Faculty to have an active involvement in the development, planning, preparation and undertaking of all academic upgrading initiatives related to Math instruction within the duration of their contract. This individual is expected to teach two/three cohorts of 15-20 international students from Central Asia by engaging students in problem-solving along with concrete examples and applications to abstract ideas. The purpose of the Mathematics Faculty Member is to ensure students are prepared for the rigors of mathematics at a university level.

Overall Programme Outcomes for Math
The Mathematics Faculty will teach a series of Math courses over 2.5 semesters and will be responsible for engendering the following learning outcomes among students:

After Semester 1, UCA students will be able to:   
  • Apply mathematical reasoning skills to identify the scope of complex mathematical problems.
  • Select the mathematical techniques and methods required to solve discrete mathematics problems.
  • Use computational strategies related to Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Probability, Statistics, and Number Theory to model and explore concepts, ideas, topical issues and local context.
  • Justify solutions through mathematical arguments that integrate multiple concepts.
  • Use a variety of ways to represent and communicate the processes used and solutions to discrete mathematics problems.
After Semesters 2 and 3 (half-semester), UCA students will be able to:   
  • Apply foundational mathematical reasoning and computation skills to complex mathematical problems.
  • Select the mathematical techniques and methods required to solve calculus and vectors problems.
  • Use computational strategies related to Limits, Continuity, Derivatives, Integrals, and Vectors to explore concepts, ideas, topical issues, and local context.
  • Justify solutions through mathematical arguments that integrate multiple concepts.
  • Use a variety of ways to represent and communicate the processes used and solutions to calculus and vectors problems.
Minimum Qualifications 
  • A Master’s Degree from a globally recognised university in Math or a related discipline where the individual had the opportunity to use advanced statistical methodologies would be ideal
  • Teaching Certification from a globally recognised university
  • Experience (5+ years) in teaching Math to high school, community college and/or university students 
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian is an asset

Desirable Attributes 
  • A PhD from an internationally recognised university would be an asset 
  • Experience teaching Calculus 1, Discrete Math and Statistics
  • Experience with Math curriculum development 
  • Experience in developing and delivering training modules to other teachers, tutors, mentors, etc.
  • Experience managing student projects 
  • Professional familiarity with Central Asian secondary and post-secondary education landscape would be an asset 
  • Advanced Russian and some knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik or Kazakh would be an asset 
Rank will be based on the candidate’s prior experience and record and be approved by the Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee of UCA.

The job description is subject to change.
 
You should be prepared to relocate by late July/early August 2020 for acculturation and to prepare for teaching.

Salary and Package
Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate. 

How to Apply
To apply for the position, please visit the AKDN Career Centre by January 31st 2020. At the application stage, you should submit the following documents: 
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Sample of written academic work with a research statement (for those applying to Assistant Professor or above)
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • List of at least three references who may attest to your teaching/research experience
Candidates from the founding countries of UCA i.e.  Republics of Tajikistan and Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic are encouraged to apply.
 
We also highly encourage women to apply their candidacy for the position.

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Computer Science

Position: Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Computer Science (Rank based on qualifications and experience)
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 31 January 2020

Reports to: Dean of School of Arts and Sciences
Commencement Date: August 1st, 2020 (or earlier)

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities 
The University of Central Asia is seeking faculty members for the Computer Science programme to teach at UCA’s campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic starting August 2020. In your role as faculty member, you will be contributing to the development and implementation of a new Computer Science curriculum that has been designed in partnership with the University of Toronto in Canada.

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 a foundation of knowledge for students new to the field.

Minimum Qualifications   
  • Master’s in Computer Science or closely related discipline or equivalent industry experience. 
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian is an asset
Desirable Attributes
Teaching Experience   
  • 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; 
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset;
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students;
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and evaluation methodologies. 
Research
  • A proven ability to publish research in high quality journals 
  • 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 programmes, project collaborations and industrial mentoring. 
Rank will be based on the candidate’s prior experience and record and be approved by the Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee of UCA.

The job description is subject to change.

Salary and Package
  • Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate.
  • 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 for the position, please visit the AKDN Career Centre by January 31st 2020. At the application stage, you should submit the following documents: 
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Sample of written academic work with a research statement (for those applying to Assistant Professor or above)
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • List of at least three references who may attest to your teaching/research experience
 
Candidates from the founding countries of UCA i.e. Republics of Tajikistan and Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic are encouraged to apply.
 
We also highly encourage women to apply their candidacy for the position.
 
For more information about UCA please visit https://www.ucentralasia.org


Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Communications and Media (Theory and Production)

Position: Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Communications and Media (Theory and Production) (Rank based on qualifications and experience)
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 31 January 2020

Reports to: Dean of School of Arts and Sciences
Commencement Date: August 1st, 2020 (or earlier)

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities 
The University of Central Asia seeks to fill several full-time positions in the Communications and Media programme with an emphasis on Media production at UCA’s campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. In your role as faculty member, you will be contributing to the development and implementation of a new Communications and Media curriculum at the Bachelor Level that has been designed in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. 

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 that 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 be research active and have a commitment to establishing foundational knowledge for students new to the field.
 
Programme Description
UCA's Communications and Media programme offers a unique integrated approach that includes communications theory, media studies, journalism and applied media with a storytelling approach. The programme mirrors current trends in the study and practice of media communications. Students will be equipped with a strong foundation in both theory and practical skills desired by media industries, including journalism, public relations, multi-media design, media production. They will acquire skills in writing and critical thinking, as well as knowledge in media law and ethics and the political, economic, cultural and social character of Central Asian societies.
 
Minimum Qualifications 
  • Lecturer: Master’s in Communications and Media or Central Asia Studies. For media production focused courses, a Master's degree or equivalent industry based experience would be considered.
  • Assistant Professor and Above: PhD in Communications and Media or Central Asia Studies 
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian is an asset
Desirable Attributes
Teaching 
  • 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 
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students. At least 2 years of experience teaching at the undergraduate level would be expected.
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and evaluation methodologies
  • Technical skills related to media production (TV/Radio/Digital/Print) would be a requirement for the media production faculty positions.
Research 
  • A proven ability to publish research in high quality journals 
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated interest developing critical ways to conceptualise and research empirically the relationships between media and communications technologies and the social world with particular reference to development and social change communication challenges faced by individuals and organisations in the region.   
 
Rank will be based on the candidate’s prior experience and record and be approved by the Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee of UCA.
 
The job description is subject to change.
 
Salary and Package
Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate. 
 
How to Apply
To apply for the position, please visit the AKDN Career Centre by January 31st 2020. At the application stage, you should submit the following documents:
  • Cover letter 
  • CV
  • Sample of written academic work with a research statement (for those applying to Assistant Professor or above)
  • Evidence of teaching excellence 
  • List of at least three references who may attest to your teaching/research experience
Candidates from the founding countries of UCA i.e.  Republics of Tajikistan and Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic are encouraged to apply.

We also highly encourage women to apply their candidacy for the position.
 
For more information about UCA please visit https://www.ucentralasia.org


Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Position: Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 31 January 2020

Deadline: January 31st 2020 (open until filled)

Commencement Date: August 1st 2020 (or earlier)


Summary of Position

The University of Central Asia seeks to fill several full-time positions in the Earth and Environmental Sciences programme at UCA’s campus in Khorog, Tajikistan. In your role as faculty member, you will be contributing to the development and implementation of a new BSc Earth and Environmental Sciences curriculum that has been designed in partnership with the University of British Columbia in Canada. 


Programme Description 

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 an emerging research university. The language of instruction for undergraduate studies is English. You will teach small classes and provide students with personal attention to ensure that they master and apply the material. UCA's cross-disciplinary Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) programme aims to create leaders in various sectors and scholars who can pursue overseas graduate studies. The programme integrates the study of environmental science, earth science, and related social systems. The successful candidate is expected to be research active and will have the opportunity to work with students and pursue research relevant to Central Asia with the Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI), which offers international expertise in spatial analysis, natural hazards, hydrology, and biogeophysical processes in an iconic mountain setting


Key Responsibilities 

UCA is embarking on a cluster hiring initiative to recruit several key faculty members in the Earth and Environmental Science programme. The hires are targeted at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates will be considered at the Associate Professor level. PhD scholars, who have completed all but their thesis, may be considered at the Lecturer level. We are interested in filling several interdisciplinary niches, which should complement and interact with one another in research and teaching agendas and encompass the Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, and Biosphere. The areas of recruitment are as follows:


Physical geology

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Central Asia invites applications for a position in the broad field of physical geology, with expertise in several of the following areas: sedimentary geology, stratigraphy, structural geology, geophysics, and earth surface processes. We are particularly interested in a scholar who can contribute to undergraduate teaching in the areas of field geology, general geology, sedimentology, sedimentary resources and geodynamics. Expertise in remote sensing and GIS applied to earth sciences is welcome. 

The successful candidate will teach various undergraduate earth sciences courses, bridging theory and practical applications in the geosciences. Opportunities exist to build active research and outreach collaborations within and outside the university and to develop internationally recognized research programs with other colleagues.


Water and the Environment

We seek a broadly focused environmental scientist, physical geographer, or hydrologist, interested in teaching courses in environmental science, environmental impact assessment, climate change, and hydrology. Candidates with interest in cold region hydrology and the cryosphere in a changing climate, who can link climatic drivers with hydrological response in the context of land management and dynamic landscapes, are encouraged to apply. Teaching will involve water, atmosphere, agriculture and climate change courses. The ideal candidate should also have practical skills in remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems, and spatial analysis with an emphasis on how recent innovations in remote sensing fit with sustainable environmental management methods. Research collaborations with MSRI on natural hazards and effects of climate change on water supplies are anticipated. Research would complement MSRI’s portfolio in the areas of land degradation, natural hazard mitigation, small-scale mountain agricultural and pasture management, and assessing legacies of land use and industrial practices. 


Earth Surface Processes

We seek a broad-based physical geographer, geomorphologist, pedologist, or geoscientist interested in teaching undergraduate courses in this discipline and collaborating with MSRI researchers on projects affecting livelihoods in mountain environments of Central Asia, such as land degradation, geohazards, and climate-change impacts. Candidates with skills in spatial science; catchment erosion processes; water and sediment fluxes; and cryosphere processes are encouraged to apply. Candidate will be required to teach in the areas of earth surface processes, geomorphology, soil science, and support research and publishing in areas relevant to this discipline. This position will also focus on research and external engagement within the broad field of earth and environmental sciences, relevant to the management of land and water in dynamic mountain environments of Central Asia.


Minimum Qualifications   

  • Assistant Professor and above: PhD in an appropriate field of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Lecturer: Master’s in an appropriate field of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian or local languages is an asset


Desirable Attributes

Teaching

  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a teaching team; flexibility and the ability to work in a new and evolving academic environment is essential 
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia or in a developing country would be an asset
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students at the undergraduate level. 
  • Experience using innovative teaching and evaluation methods


Research

  • A track record of publishing original research in high quality refereed journals 
  • Regular contributions and involvement in relevant international professional conferences
  • Experience in conducting research in Central Asia would be a valuable asset
  • Aware of current and future industry and development trends; strong network of regional and international contacts.
  • The ability to attract funding for research projects is a definite asset

 

Salary and Package

Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate. 


How to Apply

To apply for the position, please visit the AKDN Career Centre. At the application stage, you should submit the following documents: 

  • Cover letter 
  • Up-to-date resume 
  • List of published work and link to the google scholar profile
  • List of at least three references who may to attest to your teaching/research experience
  • Teaching evaluations (if applicable)

Candidates from the founding countries of UCA (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) are encouraged to apply for this position.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Academic Coordinator

Position: Academic Coordinator
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 31 January 2020

Reports to: Dean of School of Arts and Sciences/Associate Dean
Deadline: January 31st 2020. Applications will be reviewed when received. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
Academic Coordinator is responsible for a wide range of administrative tasks providing professional, efficient and hands-on support to the Faculty Members and Library staff in Khorog Campuse and the Dean of Arts and Sciences /Associate Dean. This individual should have a high attention to detail along with excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills. S/he also needs to show initiative, be flexible in approach to work, and be able to work autonomously in a high-pressure environment.

This individual will be required to interact and support all Faculty Members in preparation for their classes, procuring supplies, assisting with travel arrangements and various administrative requests. The incumbent would also be responsible for providing support to Program Leads in all activities related to curriculum and program development on the whole. The post holder will be closely working with SAS Dean’s Office (DO) on matters related to coordination of SAS visits, faculty onboarding programs, academic data management and other relevant activities throughout the year.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Serves as a focal point in Khorog Campus for all-around support to Program/Discipline Leads, Faculty and Library Staff. This mainly includes providing all types of administrative and logistical support; and redirecting Faculty queries and requests to relevant departments for addressing specific issues; 
  • Works very closely with the Dean/Associate Dean SAS and Manager of Academic Operations/SAS DO on all programmatic and organizational aspects of SAS activities;
  • Liaises and actively cooperates with all supporting functions/departments such as HR, Finance, Administration, Procurement and Campus Operations Team to ensure smooth and timely delivery of certain services;
  • Works with Program/Discipline Leads and Faculty on maintaining curriculum documents: compiling and archiving on S-Drive;  
  • Works closely with SAS DO and HR when Faculty Onboarding Programme is organized; ensures that faculty are properly onboarded to the campuses; campus social activities and wellness trips are organized; 
  • Supports faculty in organization of out-of-class teaching/learning activities and meetings; prepares all arrangements for mid-term and final examination weeks and acts as a main proctor during the exams.
  • Oversees travel and accommodation arrangements, reimbursements for travel and accommodation, medical insurance for Faculty, Library staff and the Dean and Associate Dean of SAS;
  • Coordinates logistics for academic partner (universities) and other (course developers, guest speakers etc) visits to and between Naryn/Khorog Campuses in cooperation with Program Leads and Manager of Academic Operations/SAS DO;
  • Supports in logistics and implementation of on Campus-based events throughout the full year, including those which are scheduled for winter and summer breaks;
  • Drafts, edits and compiles documents, reports and spreadsheets as required; 
  • Collects and processes data as required by the Dean/Associate Dean of  SAS and SAS DO; 
  • Takes minutes at the request of Faculty at academic meetings and circulates them to participants;
  • Prepares an annual/regular inventory of supplies for academic programmes: office, teaching and labs and orders them via procurement team;
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Dean/Associate Dean of SAS and Manager of Academic Operations.

Required Qualifications and Experience
  • BA degree + at least 3-5 years job related experience in a similar role, preferably in an academic organization; 
  • A demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships with senior academics and faculty;
  • Experience of handling sensitive information, using discretion and confidentiality;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks successfully;
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • Demonstrate a high level of energy, enthusiasm, initiative, motivation and commitment; 
  • Fluent in English as well as Russian or the duty station country’s national language. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Internet/Intranet;
  • Strong writing and data compilation skills.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by January 31st 2020. Applications will be reviewed when received. Early applications are strongly encouraged. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Academic Coordinator”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Assistant, Director’s Office

Position: Assistant, Director’s Office
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 13 February 2020

Reports to: Director of SPCE

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) runs 13 Learning Centers (LC) across Central Asia and Afghanistan. The SPCE is looking for Assistant, who will support the Director in planning and monitoring progress and assisting in developing and implementing plans and goals. The Assistant will be working with the Director to coordinate and supervise daily operations and help the School to attain objectives of productivity, employee and learner satisfaction, enhance productivity and ensure compliance with regulations and policies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Work with the Director to coordinate and supervise daily operations, to monitor attainment of objectives;
  • Assist in developing and implementing plans and goals for the school;
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and internal policies;
  • Assist in budgeting and monitoring of expenses;
  • Coordinate and maintain the scheduling of events;
  • Represent the school when it is needed;
  • Research, compile, assimilate, and prepare documents as relevant and when requested for signature;
  • Support development and maintenance of the school calendar and schedule;
  • Read and screen incoming correspondence, media and reports; 
  • Execute preliminary assessments of the importance of materials;
  • Organize and prioritize documents and share with the relevant parties across the centres;
  • Maintain liaison functions with administrative, HR, IT, Finance departments and office personnel;
  • Arrange and coordinate all meetings (live and online);
  • Compile and maintain records, statistical information, and reports for the Director;
  • Establish and maintain various filing and records management systems; 
  • Make travel arrangements, prepare itineraries and maintain travel vouchers and records;
  • Assist with public relations;
  • Prepare and distribute meeting packages on time;
  • Serve as liaison for SPCE Academic Committee, officials, consultants, auditors, media, parents, community members and others;
  • Prepare independently and/or transcribe correspondence consisting of letters, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes and a variety of other subject matter;
  • Draft briefs and minutes, follow-up with any correspondence and mailing of materials/letters/memos and/or make sure it is taken care of promptly;
  • Fulfil other duties as assigned by the Director.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • An undergraduate degree in a related area;
  • Experience in a similar role will be an advantage;
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task with timeframes;
  • Strong verbal and writing communication, public speaking and interpersonal skills;
  • Aptitude to problem solving;
  • Ability to work with sensitivity in various cultural contexts;
  • Advanced technical and computer skills;     
  • Critical thinker, ready to solve problems before they become obstacles.
Languages 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Russian;
  • Knowledge of Tajik, Kyrgyz or Kazakh will be an asset.
How to Apply
Please apply a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to AKDN Career Centre by February 13th, 2020

Candidates from the founding countries of UCA: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan are encouraged to apply for the position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Maintenance Supervisor

Position: Maintenance Supervisor (Re-announcement)
Department: Operations
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 13 February 2020

Summary of the Position

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 organizational 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.
  • 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. 
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Required 
  • 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 organizing 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 programs in area of specialty.
  • Knowledge of emergency and disaster recovery planning. 

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to kg.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by February 13th 2020. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Maintenance Supervisor”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Manager of Advancement for Kazakhstan

Position: Manager of Advancement for Kazakhstan
Department: Advancement and Public Affairs
Duty station: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the planning and implementation of UCA’s development strategies related to fund raising in Central Asia, and Kazakhstan in particular. He/she will identify and work with high net worth individuals, corporations, and international partners, to address the growing operational and capital needs of the University. One of the key roles of the Manager is to encourage senior staff and faculty in developing attractive gift opportunities and fundraising proposals to garner support for capital investments, on-going academic programmes, new initiatives, annual giving, and alumni contributions.

The Manager will assist the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs (APA) in overseeing the University’s fundraising campaigns and annual giving drives; develop and administer donor recognition policies; establish on-going dialogue and communication with existing and potential donors; and effectively track fundraising pledges, collections, and acknowledgement of gifts.

In addition to responsibilities related to resource mobilization, this position requires the incumbent to have an in-depth understanding of communication and marketing techniques to effectively create awareness and cultivate a broad range of potential donors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Assist the Director of APA in developing and achieving fundraising goals, strategies, plans and objectives for potential donors in Central Asia.
  • Identify prospects and develop strategies to cultivate and solicit major gifts from corporations, and high net worth individuals in Kazakhstan.
  • Prepare fundraising proposals and gift opportunities for solicitating donations from existing as well as new prospects.
  • Identify and analyse information pertinent to the development of relationships with potential individual donors and corporations.
  • Prepare and present fund raising status reports to University officials.
  • Develop and administer recognition policies, and establish on-going dialogue and communication with existing and potential donors.
  • Visit donors, donor organisations, and foundations throughout Kazakhstan to raise awareness of the University’s programmes, new initiatives, and achievements, with the objective of soliciting gifts. 
  • Supervise and implement an effective programme of communication and stewardship for all donors and prospects.
  • Organise events on campus and elsewhere to showcase key programmes and achievements of UCA, with the objective of creating awareness and seeking donor support.
  • Plan and manage various campaigns and annual giving drives to achieve established fund raising targets and goals.
  • Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers in various donor geographies, to ensure they become effective in donor research, cultivation, solicitation (where appropriate), and follow up.
  • Establish systems for the effective tracking of fundraising drives, pledges, collections, acknowledgement of gifts, and timely collection of pledges.
  • Cultivate relationships with Central Asian and international media to give UCA greater regional and global exposure.
  • Provide strategic guidance to all entities and officers of the University on communications and marketing, media engagement, and donor event planning and management.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of APA.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Master’s degree, preferably in business, marketing, public relations, fundraising, government, or other germane fields. Relevant experience in lieu of a Master’s degree may be considered in exceptional cases.
  • At least ten years of experience in the corporate, business, or marketing profession. Previous fundraising experience is desirable.
  • The ability to motivate volunteers to engage with potential donors, and ensure effective follow up.
  • Maturity and ability to work with senior persons including UCA’s management team. 
  • Ability and stamina to travel regionally and internationally.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fundraising and communications for an innovative institution like UCA requires the ability to think creatively, and a strong commitment to the mission and objectives of the University.
  • Demonstrated record of establishing relationships and rapport with the media.
  • Fluency in English, Kazakh, and Russian. Ability to speak in Kyrgyz and Tajik, an asset.
Reporting Relationship and Location
The position reports to the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs of UCA and will be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “KZ Manager of Advancement”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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