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List of current vacancies:

1 | Fundraising Officer (4 positions) (Deadline: 26 Jul. 2019)

2 | Manager, SPCE Learning Centre (Deadline: 31 Jul. 2019)

3 | Maintenance Supervisor (Deadline: 01 Aug. 2019)

4 | Director, School of Professional and Continuing Education (Deadline: 15 Sept. 2019)

5 | Mathematics Faculty (Deadline: Position open until filled)

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

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


Fundraising Officer (4 positions)

Position: Fundraising Officer (4 positions)
Department: Advancement and Public Affairs
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Deadline: 26 July 2019

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. Prompt applications are encouraged.

Position Summary
The incumbent will be responsible for researching and following up with high net worth individuals as well as corporate potential donors who could support the programmes of UCA. One of the key roles of the Officer 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 Officer will also help in establishing an 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 Advancement Manager 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintain an effective programme of communication and stewardship for all donors and prospects.
  • Organize events on campus and elsewhere to showcase key programmes and achievements of UCA, with the objective of creating awareness and seeking donor support.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Advancement Manager and the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, marketing, public relations, fundraising, government, or other germane fields. 
  • Previous fundraising experience is desirable.
  • The ability to motivate and engage with potential donors and ensure effective follow up.
  • Maturity and ability to work with senior persons including UCA’s management team. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public speaking 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.
  • Fluency in English, Russian and the national language.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Fundraising Officer”. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. Prompt applications are encouraged.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Manager, SPCE Learning Centre

Position: Manager, SPCE Learning Centre
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 31 July 2019

Summary of Position
The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) in Bishkek is one of 13 Learning Centres (LC) of SPCE is looking for Learning Centre Manager, who will coordinate, organise and oversee successful implementation of academic/project activities, as well as provide management and monitoring support for non-degree programmes/courses that lead to enhancing employability and income generation for its learners. The Manager is key position within the school and reports to SPCE Director.   

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Provide management and control over the organization of educational and training programs of professional and continuing education and outreach activities at SPCE Learning Center.
  • Promote and build partnerships and support, advocate the school among the key stakeholders.
  • Ensure implementation and improvement of the quality assurance system of the educational process.
  • Facilitate coordination, monitoring and implementation of teaching schedule and effectiveness of educational process.
  • Approve class schedules and examinations for courses/programs on the Centre.
  • Coordinate activities of educational areas on licensing, certification and accreditation of educational courses and programs and represent SPCE with the relevant local authority.
  • Assess and control distribution of academic load among the teaching staff.
  • Ensure compliance with legal regulations and administrative/financial policies/ procedures/rules in the organization and conducting educational process. 
  • Ensure timely preparation of reporting documentation for academic work at the Centre.
  • Assist in development and improvement of routines, tools or systems for monitoring evaluation, accountability and learning, measuring outcomes.
  • Initiate need analysis and process requests for hiring staff required for the Centre, be responsible for working out Service Agreements, and for conducting evaluations of staff under and courses, programs accordingly.
  • Coordinate timely implementation of projects on the Centre in cooperation with Projects Coordinators.
  • Organise and administer issues related to premises, logistics, communications, equipment and procurement with relevant departments of UCA.
  • Be responsible for overall performance of the Centre measures agreed with the Director of SPCE. 
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • A graduate degree, preferably in Education or Business Administration. 
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in academic setting and/or in project/programme management. 
  • Management and leadership skills, ability to build support and promote the school.  
  • Excellent knowledge and Report Writing Skills in English, Russian and Kyrgyz languages.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Advanced user of Computer applications and Internet.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by July 31st 2019. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Manager, Learning Center, Bishkek.”

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Maintenance Supervisor

Position: Maintenance Supervisor
Department: Operations
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 01 August 2019

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 hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by August 1st 2019. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Maintenance Supervisor”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Director, School of Professional and Continuing Education

Position: Director, School of Professional and Continuing Education
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic with travel in the region
Deadline: 15 September 2019

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) is one of the University of Central Asia’s three schools and leads the institution’s engagement with the broader society by offering a broad range of non-degree courses and programmes to a wide spectrum of learners. SPCE programmes meet the immediate and emerging needs of communities for skills and qualification for employment, occupational and education mobility, improvement of livelihoods through the development of entrepreneurship.

The Director serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School. The Director ensures that the approved strategic objectives are implemented, and the appropriate educational established. The incumbent is responsible for regularly assessing and meeting training needs of the communities and constituencies that SPCE serves. Launched in 2006, SPCE operates 13 Learning Centres in the UCA Founding States – Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan; and Afghanistan with a cumulative enrolment of over 135,000. 

The SPCE Director is a member of UCA’s Management Executive Committee and reports to the University Rector.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Provide leadership and direct the development and implementation of educational and training programmes and ensure that the curricula are appropriate to needs of the diverse population of students. 
  • Ensure that quality assurance policies and processes are followed and recommend measures on an on-going basis to improve the quality and effectiveness of teaching. 
  • Direct and conduct research, assessment and evaluation of future training programme needs. Oversees the periodic evaluation of existing curricula to ensure courses remain relevant.
  • Develop and oversee the execution of SPCE’s budgets and administer contracts. Provide leadership and direction in the development of funding proposals.
  • Provide leadership and direction in the assignment of instructional and non-instructional staff, transferring as needed to meet programme needs. Oversee training and the development of staff. Evaluates and supervises faculty and staff.
  • As the chief spokesperson for SPCE, ensure working relations are maintained with various government entities, international donor organizations and other educational establishments, and ensure there is robust public communication and marketing.
  • Develops a good working relationship with other UCA Schools and entities to maximize synergies and assure the functioning of SPCE.

Desired Qualifications and Capacities 
  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Senior level experience in educational administration and curriculum development, especially at institutions of higher learning or training organizations involved in delivering continuing education and skills development courses.  
  • Knowledge of budgetary processes, programme planning and evaluation, and record in acquiring and managing external grant funding
  • Possession of management skills. 
  • Demonstrated leadership 
  • Teaching experience at post-secondary level
  • Demonstrated understanding on the role of education in addressing  contemporary socio-economic issues facing societies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain effective working relations with various government agencies, donor agencies, businesses and communities
  • Familiarization with national legislation governing this educational section
  • Knowledge of key international frameworks in education
  • Excellent English and Russian language skills required; fluency in one of regional languages desirable.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by September 15th 2019. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Director SPCE”.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Mathematics Faculty

Position: Mathematics Faculty
Department: School of Arts and Sciences (SAS)
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyzstan and/or Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: March 31st 2019 (Position open until filled)
Commencement Date: August 1st 2019 (or earlier)

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The School of Arts & Sciences is seeking a Mathematics Faculty to have 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 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 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 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 
  • Native-like English 

Desirable Attributes

  • A Ph.D. 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.

Relationships 
The Math Faculty Member will:  
  • Report to the Dean of School of Arts & Sciences 
  • You should be prepared to relocate by late July/early August 2019 for acculturation and to prepare for teaching.
Salary and Package
Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate. 

The job description is subject to change. 
 
How to Apply
To apply for the position, please visit the AKDN Career Centre or please send us (1) an up-to-date resume; (2) a sample of any published work; (3) two references (one to attest to your teaching experience, and another to your research experience) and (4) teaching evaluations from the last three years of employment (if available) to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by March 31st 2019. Please use: “Mathematics Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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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: 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. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is 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 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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