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List of current vacancies:

1 | Officer, International Office (Deadline: 26 Nov. 2019)

2 | Associate Dean (Deadline: 30 Nov. 2019)

3 | Finance Assistant (Deadline: 02 Dec. 2019)

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

5 | Part-time English Language Instructors (Deadline: Position open until filled)


Officer, International Office

Position: Officer, International Office
Department: School of Arts and Sciences (SAS)
Duty station: UCA Central Administration Office, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Deadline: 26 November 2019

Summary of the Position
The International Office at UCA is looking for a dynamic and proactive professional to support the Director, Academic Development & International Partnerships and assist in the development and running of the International Office. 

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, confident individual who is able to play a leadership role in a team operating globally and from multiple locations. Skills in relationship management are vital given the role requires building effective relationships with external stakeholders across all levels of seniority, both in the public and private sector. The post holder will need to work across the university with both academic and professional services staff, whilst being able to maintain meticulous attention to detail and juggling many conflicting priorities to ensure we are always well positioned. The candidate will be expected to have relevant written reporting skills for internal committee reporting to management, communication to inform external stakeholders, and drafting information for social platforms.

Reporting to the Director, Academic Development & International Partnerships, the candidate will work with various departments with UCA, faculty members, students, and University partners.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • To facilitate the smooth running and project completion within the International Office, with specific duties including:
  • Assist in the implementation of the international strategy at UCA,
  • Facilitating selection process for various scholarships,
  • Interacting with students, faculty and staff to provide information for relevant programmes and opportunities offered by the University,
  • Producing reports for internal reporting,
  • Supporting in administrative and logistical support for events and visits,
  • Maintaining communication with departments within UCA for related projects,
  • Compiling information required for communication on social platforms,
  • Coordinating on-going activities with other stakeholders,
  • Ad hoc tasks as assigned by Director, Academic Development & International Partnerships.
  • Some local and regional travel may be required based on the nature of work.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, capabilities and experience:
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree from an internationally recognized university in international relations/management or equivalent,
  • Up to 3 years of experience of working in an international environment, preferably in the education sector,
  • Proven record of good administrative and organizational skills,
  • Ability to demonstrate written reporting skills,
  • Proficiency in written and oral English. Knowledge of Russian, and other Central Asian languages will be an asset,
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Have attention to detail and be able to work with competing deadlines,
  • Have basic IT skills,
  • An understanding of the Central Asian region or other developing regions would be an asset.
Reporting Relationship
The Officer, International Office will report to the Director, Academic Development & International Partnerships.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by November 26th 2019. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Officer, International Office”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Associate Dean

Position: Associate Dean
Department: School of Arts and Sciences (SAS)
Duty station: UCA campus in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
Deadline: 30 November 2019

Summary of the Position
The University of Central Asia is seeking an Associate Dean to support the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences who is based on the Khorog campus, Tajikistan, and represent the Dean on the Naryn campus, Kyrgyzstan. This individual will have a role at the nexus between the Dean and that of all units within the Naryn campus, including academic affairs, facility management and student affairs. Of primary importance will be overall management responsibilities to oversee the internal functions and operations of the Naryn campus. In addition to fulfilling the management responsibilities, this individual will be also responsible for carrying forth the vision and values of the University, and for assisting the Dean in activities aimed toward external constituents. Furthermore, the Associate Dean is expected to teach one course during the academic year.

Reporting to the Dean, the successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the Programme Leads and Discipline Leads, the Manager of Student Affairs, the Facilities Manager, the Associate University Librarian, the Campus and University Registrar, and the Head of Cooperative Education to provide seamless daily operations and identify the future needs to deliver excellence in the full portfolio of the School’s academic activities. 

The position will provide an opportunity for a creative and exceptional individual to make a significant impact on the University in general and SAS in particular.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities
The main duties and responsibilities of the Associate Dean will be:

Overall Purpose
To be responsible to the Dean for the strategic and academic leadership of learning, teaching and the student experience in the School’s undergraduate provision, and to promote and represent the faculty at University level as required; 
To support the teaching, research, and service mission of the School by discharging responsibilities in one or more areas as defined by the Dean;

Specific Duties
  • To provide leadership in defining, promoting, implementing and evaluating teaching activity in the School that is consistent with the strategic priorities of the School and the University;
  • To provide leadership in educational programme development and implementation, including cross-departmental and cross-School multidisciplinary initiatives;
  • To maintain liaison between undergraduate, graduate and research programmes to ensure coherence and to promote integration;
  • To lead the Naryn Campus Management Team and ensure routines and robust reporting processes;
  • To oversee student administration and academic advising arrangements in the faculty; establish appropriate procedures to ensure efficient and professional management of student affairs;
  • To lead and monitor SAS community outreach programmes in Naryn;
  • To play an active part in budgeting and marketing activities and allocation of funds for various events, activities and programmes during the academic year;
  • To assist the Dean in the management of human resources, including the recruitment and selection of faculty, regular training of faculty and staff to update their knowledge and skills, faculty performance review, performance management issues and staff and faculty grievances;
  • To work with the Dean on preparing the required documentation for quality assurance, and national and international accreditation;
  • To serve on the University and School committees, including the Academic Council.
  • To work in close collaboration with academic and operational units across the University.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, capabilities and experience:
  • A PhD degree related to one of the majors taught in Naryn (Communications & Media or Computer Science) or liberal arts;
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in higher education administration, preferably in a similar or related position;
  • Experience of, or strong contextual understanding of, working with(in) a new, multi-campus university;
  • Understanding of the Central Asian region or other developing regions would be an asset;
  • Evidence of previous performance in leadership, administration and management roles;
  • Experience of reporting and communicating complex ideas and research findings clearly and concisely, in oral and written form to a variety of audiences;
  • Advanced English is a requirement;
  • Knowledge of Russian or a Central Asian language would be an asset.
Reporting Relationship
The Associate Dean will report to the SAS Dean.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by November 30 2019. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “SAS Associate Dean”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Finance Assistant

Position: Finance Assistant
Department: Finance
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 02 December 2019

Deadline: December 2nd 2019 (Applications will be reviewed when received)
 
Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The main functions of the Finance Assistant are to provide the necessary assistance to the personnel of Finance Department.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Streamline record keeping for transactions made through UCA's Central Administration Office (CAO) and campuses.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial report on a monthly basis.
  • Effectively check, verify and ensure compliance with the financial policies and procedures for all payments related to operations and make final recommendations for payment processing while ensuring adherence to the UCA authority matrix.
  • Assist in coordination the periodic review of the financial policies and compile quarterly summary of issues to be address either through orientation, reinforcement and / or modifications in the policies and procedures.
  • Assist in ensuring proper compliance, effective maintenance of Bank accounts, cash in hand and the petty cash at CAO/Campuses and in reconciliation of the same.
  • 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 
  • Preferably a bachelor degree or any diploma in the field of Finance and Accounting from a reputed organization.
  • 1-3 years of professional working experience in a similar position in an international working environment.
  • International qualification such as CAP/CIPA will be an advantage
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks successfully
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in English and Russian
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by December 2nd, 2019. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Finance Assistant”. Applications will be reviewed when received.
 
Candidates from the founding countries of UCA (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) are encouraged to apply for this position.
 
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.


Part-time English Language Instructors

Position: Part-time English Language Instructors
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: August 10th, or positions are open until filled.

Summary of the Position
The English language Instructor vacancy is a part time position and does not require full day engagement. The Instructor reports to the Manager of Learning Centre Bishkek and works closely with other staff members of UCA.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teaching English courses and programmes
  • Coordinating specific English programmes
  • Participating in developing proposals for corporate English courses and programmes
  • Participating in marketing and promotion of SPCE courses and programmes
  • Submitting reporting documents (individual plans, examination registers, grade reports) on time
  • Ensuring high attendance of students in classes, contacting students, and reacting on their needs
  • Ensuring safety of equipment and furniture in the classrooms and offices
  • Performing other duties (extra-curricular activities, English clubs)

Required Qualification and Experience

  • University Degree in teaching English;
  • A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience, especially teaching adults;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Russian languages (TKT, IELTS, TOEFL certificates required);
  • Communication Skills: The Instructor must be able to speak clearly to students, other teachers, parents and administration officials.
  • Instruction Skills: The Instructor will have to explain unfamiliar concepts with authority and concisely so that students can understand. 
  • Writing Skills: Writing skills are critical.
  • Creativity: Teachers must find ways to involve students into their lessons. Additionally, teachers must work with different learning styles to get the most out of each student.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by August 10th 2019. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Part-time English Language Instructors.”

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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