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List of current vacancies:

1 | Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Computer Science (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019)

2 | Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Communications and Media (Theory and Production) (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019)

3 | Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Economics (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019)

4 | Assistant Professor Earth and Environmental Sciences (Deadline: Position open until filled)

5 | Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Deadline: Position open until filled)

6 | Part-time 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' Programmes Instructor (4 Vacancies) (Deadline: Position open until filled)

7 | Part-time 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' Programmes Instructor (6 Vacancies) (Deadline: Position open until filled)

8 | Campus Counsellor (Deadline: Position open until filled)

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

10 | Manager of Advancement for Tajikistan (Deadline: Position open until filled)

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

12 | Programme Assistant, Education Improvement Programme (Deadline: Position open until filled)

13 | Administrative Assistant (Deadline: Position open until filled)

14 | Human Resources (HR) Assistant (Deadline: Position open until filled)

15 | Registrar (Deadline: Position open until filled)


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

Position: Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Computer Science
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 15 January 2019

Deadline: January 15th 2019 (open until filled)
Commencement Date: January 15th 2019, or August 1st 2019

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities 
The University of Central Asia seeks to fill several full-time positions in the Computer Science programme 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 Computer Science curriculum at the Bachelor Level, 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 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 demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to establishing foundational knowledge for students new to the field.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Minimum Qualifications  
  • Lecturer Position: Master’s in Computer Science 
  • Assistant Professor and Above: PhD in Computer Science
  • 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 

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

How to Apply
Please send us an up-to-date resume including list of published work and teaching evaluations (if applicable). List of at least three references who may to attest to your teaching/research experience is also required. Kindly email resume with a cover letter to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Please use: “Computer Science Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us. 

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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)
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 15 January 2019

Deadline: January 15th 2019 (open until filled)
Commencement Date: January 15th 2019, or August 1st 2019

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

How to Apply
Please send us an up-to-date resume including list of published work and teaching evaluations (if applicable). List of at least three references who may to attest to your teaching/research experience is also required. Kindly email resume with a cover letter to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Please use: “Communications and Media Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us. 

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 Economics

Position: Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Economics
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 15 January 2019

Deadline: January 15th 2019 (open until filled)
Commencement Date: January 15th 2019, or August 1st 2019

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities 
The University of Central Asia seeks to fill several full-time positions in the Economics 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 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 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. 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 especially 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 policy makers who understand the complexities of Central Asian and global economies. The degree programme will address both global economic concepts and processes and Central Asian emerging economies and opportunities. It will equip students to make a contribution to economic growth. You will have access to and be expected to contribute to research work of the University's 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 agencies across the region. 

Minimum Qualifications  
  • Lecturer: Master’s in Economics
  • Assistant Professor and Above: PhD in Economics
  • 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

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

How to Apply
Please send us an up-to-date resume including list of published work and teaching evaluations (if applicable). List of at least three references who may to attest to your teaching/research experience is also required. Kindly email resume with a cover letter to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Please use: “Economics Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us. 

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Assistant Professor Earth and Environmental Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor Earth and Environmental Sciences
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Assistant Professor Earth and Environmental Sciences (Rank based on qualifications and experience)

Deadline: January 15th 2019 (open until filled)
Commencement Date: August 1st 2019 (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, earth science, and 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 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:

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. 

Water and the Environment
We seek a broadly focused hydrologist, water resources engineer, or physical geographer who can link climatic drivers with hydrological response in the context of land management. Teaching will involve water, atmosphere, agriculture and climate change courses. Research collaborations with MSRI on hazards and effects of climate change on water supplies are anticipated.

Ecological Processes and Environmental Impacts
We seek an environmental scientist or broadly focused ecologist interested in teaching courses in environmental science, environmental impact assessment, and ecology. Research would complement MSRI’s portfolio in the areas of land degradation, small-scale mountain agricultural and pasture management, and assessing legacies of land use and industry.      

All hires will be expected to teach in the first-year preparatory programme and pre-requisite years related to their discipline. 

Minimum Qualifications
  • Assistant Professor and Above: PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Lecturer: Master’s in Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • 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 environment is essential 
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia or in a developing country would be a valuable 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 trends; strong network of regional and international industry 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
Please send us an up-to-date resume including list of published work and teaching evaluations (if applicable), together with at least three references and contacts who are able to attest to your teaching/research experience. Kindly email resume with a cover letter to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Please use: “Earth and Environmental Sciences Faculty Member” as the subject header and specify your specialisation area, indicating how you heard about us. 

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Position: Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Department: Administration, Operations
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: December 5th 2018 (open until filled). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Summary of the Position
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant is expected to provide daily support to the office through facilitating external communications (telephone, mail, telefax, visitors, meetings, etc.), internal communication (information distribution, mail dispatch, filing correspondence, etc) and assisting in basic administrative tasks. Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant serves as the primary contact person for visitors and may be required to provide support to other staff members. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities   
  • Screens and directs telephone calls
  • Receives, greets and directs visitors, facilitates hospitality for official meetings; Monitors visitor access and issues passes when required
  • Receives and prepares for sending the office mail (postage & courier), faxes etc;
  • Files correspondence, including Incoming and Outgoing correspondence, inserts data and maintains records as instructed by senior staff members, ensuring that files and records are maintained in good order;
  • Regulates the schedules of office vehicle use;
  • Replace Admin staff when it necessary;
  • Other tasks relevant to the core responsibilities and duties of this position, as assigned by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications and Experience  
  • University degree;
  • At least two years of hands on administrative support experience or relevant fields;
  • Good command of English and Russian is a must; proficiency in Kyrgyz is an asset;
  • Proven experience with MS Office applications is a must;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; 
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Ability to set priorities.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by December 5th 2018. Applications will be received on a rolling basis and the position is open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Receptionist/Administrative Assistant”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Part-time 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' Programmes Instructor (4 Vacancies)

Position: Part-time 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' Programmes Instructor (4 Vacancies)
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: Position open until filled.

Summary of Position
The University of Central Asia's (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) is seeking part-time instructors for its 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' programmes in Khorog, Tajikistan in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO). The 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' programmes Instructor is is a part-time position at SPCE Khorog, and reports to the Manager of Academic Affairs.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Teach modules such as Business Planning, Marketing, Financial Literacy, Business and Entrepreneurship, Management, IT for Business, Business Communication on “Entrepreneurship” and “Social Entrepreneurship” programmes for the students of SPCE in Khorog. 
Teaching Workload 
  • Perform teaching to the students of SPCE Learning Center in Khorog; 
  • Responsible for the quality of teaching programme/course modules (lessons shall be student-oriented with implementation of interactive teaching methods and usage of modern teaching technologies). The teaching quality would be evaluated, and the remuneration depends on the assessment.  
  • Prepare case-studies based on local business environment and additional materials for practical study.
Additional Duties 
  • Assist in application and registration process of Entrepreneurship programme candidates. 
  • Ensure high attendance at classes by timely approaching students’ needs and liaising with absent students.
  • Participate in testing of Programme applicants in order to identify their level of knowledge and arrange groups;  
  • Conduct midterm and final tests for students; 
  • Ensure a timely established reporting documentation (individual plan, transcripts, exam results etc.)
  • Ensure high attendance at classes by timely approaching students’ needs

Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • A university degree in business, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing or related discipline
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience in conducting entrepreneurship, business, accounting, finance and/or marketing trainings for adults 
  • A business experience will be advantage;
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Internet)
  • Excellent knowledge of Tajik and Russian languages.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. As your application e-mail subject, please write: "'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' programmes Instructor – Khorog, GBAO”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Part-time 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' Programmes Instructor (6 Vacancies)

Position: Part-time 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' Programmes Instructor (6 Vacancies)
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Bokhtar, Khatlon, Tajikistan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position
The University of Central Asia's (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) is seeking part-time instructors for its 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' programmes in Bokhtar, Khatlon. The 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' programmes Instructor is a part-time position at SPCE's Learning Center in Bokhtar, and reports to the Learning Center Coordinator.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Teach modules such as Business Planning, Marketing, Financial Literacy, Business and Entrepreneurship, Management, IT for Business, Business Communication on 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' programmes for the students of SPCE in Bokhtar. 
Teaching Workload 
  • Teach students at SPCE's Learning Center in Bokhtar,
  • Responsible for the quality of teaching programme/course modules (lessons shall be student-oriented with implementation of interactive teaching methods and usage of modern teaching technologies). The teaching quality would be evaluated, and the remuneration depends on the assessment,
  • Prepare case-studies based on local business environment and additional materials for practical study.

Additional Duties 

  • Assist in application and registration process of Entrepreneurship programme candidates. 
  • Ensure high attendance at classes by timely approaching students’ needs and liaise with absent students.
  • Participate in testing of Programme applicants in order to identify their level of knowledge and arrange groups;  
  • Conduct midterm and final tests for students; 
  • Ensure a timely established reporting documentation (individual plan, transcripts, exam results etc.)
  • Ensure high attendance at classes by timely approaching students’ needs
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • A university degree in business, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing or a related discipline
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience in conducting entrepreneurship, business, accounting, finance and/or marketing trainings for adults 
  • A business experience will be advantage;
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Internet)
  • Excellent knowledge of Tajik and Russian languages.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. As your application e-mail subject, please write: "Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship programmes Instructor – Bokhtar, Khatlon”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Campus Counsellor

Position: Campus Counsellor
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia is seeking a full-time Counsellor to provide a student-centered, inclusive and proactive support system for students of UCA under the general direction of the Manager of Student Affairs, who is part of the Dean’s Management Team. The position will be based on the Naryn campus in Kyrgyzstan, and starts in  September, 2018. The successful candidate is primarily responsible for the provision of guidance and counselling services to students who are seeking solutions to personal concerns, but the Counsellor will also provide career and academic services to students. He or she will address the full spectrum of student issues at an individual and group level. The Counsellor will work with the Career and Co-operative Education centre to provide career advice to students and work intimately with the primary health care professionals to respond to campus health care needs as one seamless, overall service. The Counsellor will address students’ developmental and personal problems, mental health problems and crises. 

Counselling Services directly support the mission of the University of Central Asia by engaging in activities that facilitate the student learning experience, increase student engagement and success. The Counsellor will be committed to accessible, professionally delivered services that are responsive to the needs of all students. The Counsellor will also assist with residence life, recreation programs, student orientations and other student activities; liaise and work with staff and administration on behalf of students through committees and on an individual basis; deliver student support courses such as job search training, school life balance, peer mentorship and related activities. The Counsellor will oversee a series of programme interventions with an emphasis on prevention and catching issues early on that address the needs and pre-existing issues faced at a remote university campus in Central Asia.  UCA is an entrepreneurial institution and the Counsellor will need to be the kind of individual who can develop and deliver innovative programmes and support structures for students. A critical role of the Counsellor will be to steer the development and implementation of a new counselling department and services at UCA. He or she will need to balance experience and first-hand knowledge of best practices with an entrepreneurial sensibility.  

Additional Responsibilities Include:
Health and Psychological Counselling Services 
  • Offer mental health counselling to students on a wide variety of issues including suspected or confirmed mental health problems. 
  • Create awareness among students, faculty and staff regarding mental health, well-being and  diversity issues. 
  • Develop and manage support programs for on campus crises. 
  • Develop and facilitate life skills classes on a variety of topics that help students develop social/emotional intelligence, autonomy, leadership and resiliency skills.
  • Work closely with Student Life Team to help create a healthy campus culture that supports student health and development.
Faculty and Staff 
  • Provide confidential consultation to staff/faculty and their families on an individual basis regarding matters both personal and professional   (i.e. cultural adjustment, stress and mental health problems).
  • Offer a variety of educational and training workshops that support staff and faculty well-being.
Career and Academic Counselling Services 
  • Offer academic counselling to students including but not limited to: academic and learning difficulties (e.g. note-taking, reading comprehension etc.), assessment and intervention for students on academic probation, plagiarism, procrastination, test anxiety and technology addictions; some of this counselling will also be handled by the Registrar’s Office
  • Provide counselling to students regarding employment expectations and career choices by integrating their academic strengths, competencies, values and vocational interests as well as co-op work experiences and labour market opportunities
Desired Qualities and Capacities 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, preferably in the developing world and/or in a rural community
  • A capacity to handle sensitive situations and confidential information with discretion and a genuine concern for student success
  • An understanding of issues and cultural norms experienced by Central Asian students and the appropriate support structures and coping mechanisms that are needed 
  • Experience working with health care professionals to offer integrated mental and health services such as critical incident training
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with academic personnel and leadership
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office 

Minimum Qualifications and Relevant Experience

  • Graduate Degree in Counselling Psychology from a reputable graduate programme
  • One year of supervised clinical counselling training 
  • Registered with a recognized and relevant professional body 
  • Minimum of one year psychological counselling experience
  • Preference will be given to applicants with two years of personal, mental health, crisis and student success counselling at a post-secondary institution within the past five years
  • Professionalism, tact, accuracy, timeliness, and sensitivity are required to effectively advise students and to maintain and enhance relationships with students 
  • Experience with group and/or workshop facilitation including development of seminars
  • Specialised training and credentials in any areas of critical incident training, mental health training, and/or diversity training is an asset
Language 
  • Advanced English and Russian is required; however, for very experienced counsellors Russian may be considered optional 
  • Working knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik, and Kazakh would be an attractive asset
Relationships
  • Reports to the Manager of Student Affairs, works closely with the Dean of Arts and Sciences on mental health concerns among faculty and staff, and works very closely with the Cooperative Education Office, Faculty and Staff.
Salary and Package
Salary and package to attract the best candidate. 

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org or apply through the AKDN Career Centre. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Campus Counsellor” and indicate how you heard about us. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Manager of Advancement for Kyrgyzstan

Position: Manager of Advancement for Kyrgyzstan
Department: Advancement and Public Affairs
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: September 28th 2018 (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 Kyrgyzstan 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 Kyrgyzstan.
  • Prepare fundraising proposals and gift opportunities for solicitating donations from existing as well as new prospects.
  • Identify and analyze 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 `Kyrgyzstan 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, Kyrgyz, and Russian. Ability to speak in Kazakh, 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 at the University’s Central Administrative Office in Bishkek.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by September 28th 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “KG Manager of Advancement”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Manager of Advancement for Tajikistan

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

Deadline: September 28th 2018 (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 Tajikistan 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 mobilisation, 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 Tajikistan.
  • 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 Tajikistan 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, Tajik, and Russian. Ability to speak in Kyrgyz and Kazakh, an asset.
Reporting Relationship and Location
The position reports to the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs of UCA.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by September 28th 2018.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “TJ Manager of Advancement”.

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: September 28th 2018 (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 by September 28th 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “KZ Manager of Advancement”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Programme Assistant, Education Improvement Programme

Position: Programme Assistant, Education Improvement Programme
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Central Administration Office, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: October 12th 2018 or until the position is filled

In keeping with its mission the University is launching the Education Improvement Programme (EIP) to improve school education in the three Founding States of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. It seeks to develop privileged relations with 20 schools, in each of the countries with the aim of  improving the quality of the learning outcomes so as to establish a steady-stream of well-prepared students for higher education, work and citizenship, and improve school education in the region in general. 

Summary of the Position

The Programme Assistant is responsible for a wide range of administrative and secretarial tasks, providing professional, efficient and hands-on support to the Head of the Educational Improvement Programme. The Programme Assistant should have a high attention to detail along with excellent organisational, communication and presentation skills. The Programme Assistant also needs to show initiative, be flexible, and be able to work autonomously in a demanding work environment. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide general administrative and clerical support in the following areas:
  • Organise and schedule appointments and manage various calendars;
  • Oversee travel and accommodation arrangements and submit and reconcile expense reports;
  • Develop and maintain a filing system;
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports;
  • Draft, edit and compile documents and spreadsheets;
  • Plan for meetings, take detailed minutes and provide meeting minutes in a timely manner;
  • Assist in organising and making all necessary arrangements for events/conferences.

Develop and maintain databases: 

  • Work with database software to store, organise and manage data as per user objectives and requirements;
  • Keep databases up to date;
  • Liaise with IT and other technical staff to manage database security/integrity, backup procedures, disaster recovery plans, archiving data.

Provide Translation Services: 

  • Translate letters, documents and other materials from Russian and the national language to English;
  • Write letters, document and other materials in Russian and the national language translating the same from English.

Required Qualifications and Experience 

  • A Bachelor’s degree;
  • At least 2 years job related experience in a similar role, preferably in an international organisation with demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organisation.
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point);
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise work;
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to multi-task;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as member of a team;
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • A high level of energy, enthusiasm, initiative, motivation and commitment;
  • Familiarity with computer operating systems and database technology (design, software and structure);
  • Ability to handle sensitive information, using discretion and confidentiality;
  • Fluent in English and Russian as well as the duty station country’s national language.

Reporting Relationship 

  • The position reports to the Head, Education Improvement Programme.
  • The position will actively engage with other members of UCA to enhance a culture of collaboration and professional networking.

The job description is subject to change.

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 hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by October 12th 2018 or until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Programme Assistant, EIP”. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Administrative Assistant

Position: Administrative Assistant
Department: Administration, Operations
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

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

Main Duties and Responsibilities   
  • Assist staff with arranging appointments, meetings, and logistics arrangements; 
  • Keep the office managers informed of public inquiries, perceptions, and satisfaction with CAO;
  • Conduct office-work with documentation, office supplies.
  • Assist with office maintenance
  • Preparing the release of payments and other financial documentation; 
  • Collecting payments and other transactions from the customers and maintaining the records pertaining to their travelling
  • Monthly checking the fixed assets and put new tags, if it’s needed;
  • Timely bills collecting for land line phones, Internet, fuel and other office utilities;
  • Responding to phone calls
  • Assisting in transportation arrangements in/out of country 
  • Prepare various letters to Ministries and other institutions;
  • Replace Admin staff when it necessary;
  • Other tasks relevant to the core responsibilities and duties of this position, as assigned by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications and Experience  
  • Higher education in relevant fields;
  • At least two years of hands on administrative support experience or relevant fields;
  • Knowledge of Kyrgyz, Russian and English languages;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite, MS Excel and MS Outlook, internet and email ware;
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal; 
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrate a high level of energy, enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility, motivation and commitment;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, set priorities, and work independently and in a team environment;
  • Professional oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, strong attention to detail;
  • Good knowledge of travel operations;
  • Proven ability to write clear reports;
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Applications will be received on a rolling basis and the position is open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Administrative Assistant”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


Human Resources (HR) Assistant

Position: Operations
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: 29 October 2018 or until the position is filled

Summary of Position 
Support the day to day Human Resources administration, logistical and operational services, as well as entry –level recruitment activities in support to his/her supervisor.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Conduct administrative duties related to personnel filing, payroll database, registration, and reporting activities and processes for UCA, Naryn in coordination with his/her supervisor;
  • Coordinate and provide technical/logistical support to HR Team in general, particularly in recruitment, personnel administration, compensation and benefits, on-boarding and staff relations;
  • Assist faculty and staff in completing HR Documents/Forms/formalities appropriately; including the ones related to employee recruitment, exit, etc. 
  • Provide faculty and staff any work related documentation requested and draft official documents such as contracts, orders, reports, letters, travel warrants, work confirmation letters etc., using the approved templates;
  • Manage and consolidate information on leave applications, leave balances and wellness balances;
  • Supporting his/her supervisor in the implementation and follow-up activities related to staff hiring, on-boarding, and exit processes;
  • Provide operational assistance for employee-status related administrative processes; including contract process, status change, employee ID and business card and email account requisition, etc.;
  • Collaborate with supervisor and HR team to ensure HR practices in Naryn are aligned with HR practices across the university;
  • Support with the creation and implementation of a “one university” culture through implementation of engagement related activities;
  • Other tasks related to the core responsibilities and duties of this position, as assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least one to two years of work experience in a customer-orientated role
  • Previous HR experience would be an advantage
  • Experience in an international academic environment would be a bonus
  • Fluent in English, Russian and Kyrgyz both in written and spoken
  • Excellent command of MS Office applications, Excel and Power Point
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and analytically-oriented
  • A self-starter with attention to detail, and experience working in a fast paced, environment
How to Apply
Applications are open on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled.
Please send a cover letter, CV, and a list of three references (including their complete contact details) to kg.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 29 October 2018 or until the position is filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: "HR Assistant, Naryn".

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Registrar

Position: Registrar
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: November 8th 2018 (open until filled)

Summary of Position
UCA is urgently seeking a strategic and collegial Registrar who can successfully build relationships within and outside the University and lead academic support services and systems for the University Campuses.  The Registrar will need to balance years of experience and first-hand knowledge of best practices with an entrepreneurial sensibility.  The Registrar will lead a small team requiring him or her to not only think strategically, but also be intimately involved with implementation.  The Registrar will be a strategist, a leader, a mentor, and an expert in operations.

The Registrar manages student recruitment, admissions, records and data reporting, timetabling and scheduling, academic progression, honours and graduation, student information systems, and convocation ceremony processes. The Registrar ensures that UCA is meeting accreditation standards and regulatory requirements nationally, in its 3-partner countries, and internationally so that the degrees earned by our students are accepted internationally.

The Registrar contributes to the University’s overall mission, vision and objectives by directing the transparency, regularization and quality assurance of the University’s student recruitment and admissions processes, academic programmes, grading, assessment and progression practices, programmatic and degree requirements so as to ensure University requirements.

The Registrar directs the provision of secretariat services for the University Academic Council in order to ensure that UCA complies with University, multinational and internationally legislated accreditation and record keeping requirements. The Registrar contributes to the University’s overall mission by formulating, developing, implementing, and monitoring the compliance of academic policies and processes. The Registrar leads and directs the University-wide alumni affairs activities in order to sanction alumni involvement at the University and to ensure that the University maintains a good and continuing relationship with its alumni.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Student Recruitment and Admission 

  • Oversee the formulation and implementation of UCA’s enrolment strategy.
  • Work with a small team of student recruitment professionals who are regularly in the field building relationships with strong high schools, high school administrators, teachers, parents and students to encourage the best and brightest students from the urban and rural regions of Central Asia apply to UCA
  • Implement a transparent, effective and efficient methodology for student applications, entrance exams, shortlisting, portfolios preparation for the University Selection Committee, admission, and matriculation for the University’s undergraduate and eventually graduate programmes
  • Maintain, in partnership with the Administration department, an accurate and up-to-date guidelines manual for obtaining Kyrgyz and Tajik visas for international students.Develop and deliver new and returning student onboarding programme as relates to the Registrar’s Office. 

Academic Records 

  • As the official custodian of academic records, the Registrar provides methods ensuring the quality, integrity and veracity of the academic records to:
  • Prepare the University Course Catalog
  • Set up courses and degree requirements within the University Student Information System (PeopleSoft)
  • Monitor student progression through their degree programmes including the management of withdrawals
  • Produce official enrolment lists at the University, programme and class level
  • Maintain the Dean’s List
  • Provide current and former students with an official verifiable transcript of the courses taken and confirmation of enrolment letters

Academic Administrative Services 

  • Oversee the implementation and use of People Soft Campus Solutions
  • Design systems for faculty to propose new courses, make changes to majors/minors/courses
  • Design and manage systems that support scheduling of classrooms, meeting rooms and discussion spaces as well as the scheduling of courses, mid-terms, and final exams.
  • Work with the department of Finance to administer scholarship evaluation, delivery of scholarships, bursaries, and other financial aid
  • Produce University diploma and degree parchments, planning, preparation and conduct of convocation exercises

Policy Development 

  • Establish specific operational academic policies, procedures and guidelines that reflect the policies established by the Board of Trustees and senior academic leadership
  • Provide quality control of on-going academic decision making in support of students achieving their degrees and diplomas
  • Ensure the attainment of quality assurance standards and degree requirements mandated by the Board of Trustees, national government ministries and international accreditation bodies and other pertinent professional bodies are met
  • Regulate, monitor, and audit the compliance of academic programmes within UCA’s multinational and multidisciplinary Faculties, Schools and Institutes by enforcing the University’s academic policies support of students meeting degree requirements

External Relationships 

  • Prepare and submit required documents and reports to the Ministries of Education of the Founding States. This includes but not limited to annual rules for UCA admission, annual plans for UCA admission, annual Orders of Admission.
  • Work with the Ministries of Education of the Founding States to process equivalencies of foreign high school credentials for international students.

Minimum Qualifications and Relevant Experience 

  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline from an internationally recognized university
  • Minimum of ten years of senior-level work experience in a university registry, including at least 2 years as a university registrar.
  • Proven record of successful leadership in a people-oriented environment, preferably in a multi-campus / multinational setting.
  • Excellent experience managing student recruitment and admissions
  • Extensive experience in university academic policy planning, development and administration
  • International Experience ideally also including in Central Asia
  • Significant experience with student information systems, preferably PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
  • Extensive record keeping experiences as well as experience in recognizing fraudulent records, including degrees, transcripts and admissions documents and materials
  • Knowledge of relevant / current university student practices
  • Student and academic counselling skills.
  • Proven record of analyzing statistical data on admissions, registration, examinations and graduation for administrative use in formulating policies, statistical reporting and data mining.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality and experience with people of diverse educational, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Adaptability and flexibility, with the ability to handle both ambiguous and specific assignments.
  • Fiscal responsibility.

Language 

  • Advanced English is required
  • Russian is an important asset
  • Working knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik, and Kazakh would be an asset

The position will be based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic and would require regional travel.

How to Apply?
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by November 8th 2018. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Registrar”. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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