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    • Здравствуйте, дорогие получатели рассылки! Предлагаем Вам 458-й выпуск электронной рассылки для кыргызстанских выпускников программ Госдепартамента США. Вы получаете данное сообщение потому, что Вы либо являетесь выпускником программы обмена, спонсируемой правительством США, либо Вы запросили данную информацию. В настоящее время в списке получателей рассылки зарегистрировано более 1000 электронных адресов. Электронная рассылка для кыргызстанских выпускников программ Госдепартамента США предназначена для информирования о мероприятиях, проводимых для выпускников, а также для распространения новостей и объявлений от АЙРЕКС, АКСЕЛС, Посольства США в Кыргызстане и других организаций о вакансиях, грантовых программах, стипендиях для учебы и стажировок и других возможностях для личного, академического и профессионального роста. Информация рассылается один раз в неделю. Вы вправе распространять ее среди всех заинтересованных лиц. У этого сообщения нет приложений, поэтому из соображений безопасности не открывайте возможных прикрепленных файлов. Для Вашего удобства, теперь выпуски электронной рассылки размещаются в формате word по адресу http://www.irex.kg/en/alumni/newsletter.html и http://www.facebook.com/IREXKyrgyzstan Если Вы желаете распространить какую-либо информацию по данной рассылке, пожалуйста, отправьте соответствующее сообщение на адрес alumni-kg+owners@irex.org не позднее 13:00 каждую среду. Сообщения, отправленные напрямую на электронный адрес рассылки, блокируются. Сегодня 11 июля 2013 г. В этом выпуске: ************************************************************* 1) ANNOUNCEMENTS/ ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ: 1. КОНКУРС ДЛЯ УЧАСТИЯ В ШКОЛЕ СОЦИАЛЬНОГО ПРЕДПРИНИМАТЕЛЬСТВА, АССОЦИАЦИЯ СОЦИАЛЬНЫХ ПРЕДПРИНИМАТЕЛЕЙ, БИШКЕК, КЫРГЫЗСТАН. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА ЗАЯВОК: ДО 25 ИЮЛЯ 2013 Г. 2. ШКОЛA ПАРЛАМЕНТСКОЙ ЖУРНАЛИСТИКИ, ПРОГРАММА USAID/DFID И ПРЕСС-СЛУЖБА АППАРАТА ЖОГОРКУ КЕНЕША КР, БИШКЕК, КЫРГЫЗСТАН. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА ЗАЯВОК: 15 АВГУСТА 2013 Г. 2) VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ: 1. VACANCY: RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, USAID REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JULY 19, 2013 2. VACANCY: ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST/OFFICE MANAGER, USAID REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JULY 19, 2013 3. VACANCY: PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (DEMOCRACY & GOVERNANCE), USAID REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JULY 19, 2013 4. VACANCY: PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (ECONOMIC POLICY, PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE), USAID REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JULY 19, 2013 5. VACANCY: AID DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST (MEDIA COORDINATOR), USAID REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JULY 19, 2013 6. VACANCY: AID DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST (ENVIRONMENT AND COMPLIANCE), USAID REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JULY 19, 2013 7. VACANCY: HEAD OF EDUCATION, EUROPEAN SCHOOL IN CENTRAL ASIA, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. 8. VACANCY: PROJECT DIRECTOR, FREEDOME HOUSE, KYRGYZSTAN. 9. ВАКАНСИИ: НАЧИНАЮЩИЙ РАЗРАБОТЧИК, ОПЫТНЫЙ РАЗРАБОТЧИК, АНГЛИЙСКАЯ КОМПАНИЯ ПО РАЗРАБОТКЕ МАСШТАБНЫХ ВЕБ-ПРИЛОЖЕНИЙ. ************************************************** ANNOUNCEMENTS/ ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ: ************************************************** 1. КОНКУРС ДЛЯ УЧАСТИЯ В ШКОЛЕ СОЦИАЛЬНОГО ПРЕДПРИНИМАТЕЛЬСТВА, АССОЦИАЦИЯ СОЦИАЛЬНЫХ ПРЕДПРИНИМАТЕЛЕЙ, БИШКЕК, КЫРГЫЗСТАН. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА ЗАЯВОК: ДО 25 ИЮЛЯ 2013 Г. Ассоциация социальных предпринимателей объявляет конкурс на участие в Школе социального предпринимательства по проекту «Молодежное социальное предпринимательство» в рамках программы «Jasa.kg» Международного молодежного фонда при финансовой поддержке USAID, а также при поддержке Молодежной Программы «Фонда Сорос - Кыргызстан». Для участия в конкурсе приглашаются активные молодые лидеры,имеющие идеи для решения социальных проблем посредством создания доходо-приносящего социального предприятия. Кандидаты
    • на участие должны быть из следующих регионов страны: новостройки г.Бишкек; г.Кара-Балта, Чуйская обл.; Ошская обл.; Жалал-Абадская обл.; Иссык-Кульская обл. Данная программа ШСП включает в себя теоретические основы социального предпринимательства, бизнес планирования, а также практические навыки составления организационного и финансового плана, ведения инвестиционного анализа, а также мотивационные встречи с успешными социальными предпринимателями, бизнесменами и потенциальными инвесторами. По окончании Школы социального предпринимательства участники должны будут подготовить и презентовать свои проекты по социальному предпринимательству. Лучшим проектам 5-6 выпускников будет оказана мини грантовая поддержка. В рамках ШСП будут организованы 2 тренинговых модуля. Каждый модуль состоит из 5 образовательных дней. Планируемые сроки проведения модулей: первый модуль: с 8 — 12августа 2013 второй модуль: сентябрь 2013 Отбор будет проводиться в II тура. Отбор по заявкам (до 25-июля 2013) Собеседование (до 1-августа 2013) Критерии отбора: • Возраст: от 18 до 28 лет; • Опыт реализации социальных проектов (предпочтителен, но не обязателен); • Конкретная идея создания социального предприятия, которая решает и/или смягчает конкретную социальную проблему в обществе; • Мотивация к обучению соц. предпринимательству, ответственность, лидерские качества; • Обязательное 100% посещение всех тренингов; • Реализация проектов по социальному предпринимательству по окончании тренингов Участники программы ШСП будут выбраны среди заявленных кандидатов в результате конкурса, на основе ниже указанных документов: • Заполненная заявка на участие (формуляр прилагается ниже, также можно найти на сайте www.ase.kg); • Резюме Документы должны быть высланы по электронной почте по адресу: ysee.kg@gmail.com до 25 июля 2013 года. В случае если у Вас есть дополнительные вопросы, просим обращаться по телефону (312) 42-52-93; (0773) 88-19-04, ysee.kg@gmail.com или г.Бишкек, 7 мик-н, 34 (ул.Жукеева-Пудовкина, АСП). Сайт АСП: www.ase.kg Скачать форму заявки можно здесь - http://ase.kg/ob-yavlenie-o-konkurse-dlya-uchastiya-v-shkole-sotsial- nogo-predprinimatel-stva/ 2. ШКОЛA ПАРЛАМЕНТСКОЙ ЖУРНАЛИСТИКИ, ПРОГРАММА USAID/DFID И ПРЕСС-СЛУЖБА АППАРАТА ЖОГОРКУ КЕНЕША КР, БИШКЕК, КЫРГЫЗСТАН. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА ЗАЯВОК: 15 АВГУСТА 2013 Г. Программа USAID/DFID и Пресс-служба Аппарата Жогорку Кенеша КР приглашает молодых начинающих журналистов, студентов последнего курса факультета журналистики, кому интересна профессия парламентского корреспондента, участвовать в Школе парламентской журналистики. Школа парламентской журналистики – это совместный проект Пресс-службы Жогорку Кенеша и программы USAID/DFID по содействию Жогорку Кенешу, где у вас будет возможность приобретать навыки по подготовке и выпуску политических новостей и ознакомиться с особенностями деятельности депутатов, фракций, комитетов и целом ЖК КР. Лучшие медиа эксперты страны расскажут про направления парламентской журналистики Кыргызстана. Каким должен быть парламентский корреспондент, что он должен знать, слабые и сильные стороны парламентской журналистики, особенности освещение деятельности Парламента КР, законодательного процесса, роль журналистов в распространении идеи парламентаризма, международный опыт
    • освещения деятельности парламента. Кроме основных тем, будет еще возможность пройти лекции на такие актуальные темы как: политический PR, аналитическая журналистика, эффективные методы коммуникации, роль социальных сетей в современном обществе, этика журналиста и.т.д. Также будут организованы встречи с депутатами, представителями различных партий, ведущими журналистами и независимыми экспертами. Опытные парламентские журналисты проведут мастер классы и поделятся своим опытом работы. Обучение в школе бесплатное, будет проводиться в течение 6 месяцев. Занятия будут вестись на двух языках - на кыргызском и русском, 1-2 раза в месяц, в г. Бишкек или за пределами города. По окончании проекта активные участники получат сертификаты. Школа начнется с сентября месяца 2013 года. Школа даст хорошую возможность для начинающих журналистов, которые хотят в будущем работать в качестве парламентского корреспондента. Требования к участникам Школы: • начинающие журналисты, опыт работы не более 1,5 года в журналистике; • студенты последнего курса факультета журналистики; • активные и инициативные; • владеющие, кыргызским и русским языками; • наличие лидерских качеств, которые позволяют в будущем вносить вклад в развитие парламентский журналистики; • отсутствие предыдущего участия в профильных обучающих программах. В процессе отбора будет учитываться гендерный баланс. Спешите прислать свое резюме на aliman_temirbek@dai.com до 15 августа 2013 года. Места ограничены. По всем интересующим Вас вопросам обращайтесь по телефонам: 303560 (112), Алиман Темирбек. ************************************************** VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ: ************************************************** 1. VACANCY: RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, USAID REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JULY 19, 2013 Major duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Office Manager the incumbent provides administrative support to the entire USAID/KR team: 1) prepares domestic trip requests and international travel authorization requests; prepares documents for obtaining visas, makes flight reservations and obtains tickets for the and make hotel reservations; 2) processes country clearance requests from visitors to USAID/KR, prepares travel notification and country clearance cables; provides with any necessary logistical arrangements, including hotel accommodations, visa support, local transportation, etc. ; 3) maintains a monthly traveler’s log for USAID sponsored visitors to Kyrgyzstan and prepares welcome packets with general information from the Embassy and specific USAID material for TDY visitors and newcomers; 4) arranges access to the building for visitors through the Regional Security Office;receives, and escorts visitors; 5) serves as the main File Custodian, maintains the Office Filing System (both paper and electronic files) and assists AOR/CORs in maintaining their project records in accordance with USAID Records Management Regulations; 6) receives, redirects and places local long distance and international calls, takes complete messages, provides authorized information to callers, and ensures telephone is covered during his/her absences from the office; 7) maintains, updates and distributes USAID, contractors/grantees, Embassy and International Donor Organizations contact information and telephone lists, maintains current contractors/grantees location reports and emergency information; 8) ensures that office equipment (i.e., photocopy and fax machines, etc.) is functioning and periodically maintained; 9) prepares Work Orders/Requests for repair and maintenance of housing, office equipment, space-allocation, duplication/printing, courier and translation services; 10) arranges for hiring a contract car for the office transportation needs; 11) other duties as assigned. Minimum qualifications/selection criteria: • Education, Technical ability and experience (45%): University/college degree. Minimum two years of prior progressively responsible office management or related administrative experience with at least one year with an international or USG organization. Good knowledge of basic office management procedures; attention to details, ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure, to prioritize and to
    • demonstrate extreme flexibility to manage more than one activity at a time, to follow instructions and to work with minimal guidance and little or no follow-up, and meet established deadlines. Strong computer software (MS Office) proficiency; excellent typing and proof reading skills. • Teamwork/Interpersonal and Communication Skills (30%): Excellent interpersonal relations and communication (oral, written and telephone) skills. Ability to work effectively as a team member in a diverse team environment, maintain customer friendly environment in the office, and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships within the Mission, U.S. Embassy and external contacts. • Language skills (25%): Level IV (fluent) English and Russian languages. Good working knowledge (Level III) of Kyrgyz is highly desired. TO APPLY: The successful applicant must fully meet the minimum qualification requirements. Qualified individuals are requested to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae addressing each selection criterion detailed above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item; and names, contact numbers, and addresses of three professional references. Candidates for trainee levels and applications on file may be considered. Packages should be received at the Executive Office (EXO) USAID/CAR, 41, Kazibek Bi St., Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan; Fax: (7-727) 2507634; E-mail: almaexo_hr@usaid.gov by COB Friday, July 19, 2013. A copy of the Position Description is available in EXO/Personnel (ext 6353). USAID/CAR reserves the right to obtain from previous employers relevant information concerning the applicant's past performance and may consider such information in its evaluation. If an applicant does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the applicant’s cover letter, and USAID will delay such reference check pending communication with the applicant. 2. VACANCY: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, USAID REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JULY 19, 2013 Major duties: Under the general supervision of the Office Manager the incumbent provides a full range of administrative support and assistance to the Strategy and Program Office and the Technical Offices of the Mission: 1) receives and controls incoming correspondence, forwards to the action office and ensures timely responses occur; 2) maintains time and attendance records for the staff, and coordinates travel and leave schedules; 3) prepares letters, memos, diplomatic notes, cables and related documents; 4) organizes partners’ meetings and updates partner contact lists; 5) makes necessary travel arrangements for the team travellers, assists with preparation and processing of travel vouchers; prepares welcome packets for visitors and newcomers; 6) schedules and arranges for the Team events, arranges transportation and escorts visitors; 7) requests for maintenance and supplies for the office; 8) maintains office filing system in accordance with Mission’s rules and regulations; 9) monitors program activities, maintains activities status database and a calendar of USAID program events, drafts weekly reports and assists in the drafting of various activity reports; 10) assists in submission of various reports in accordance with prescribed procedures, resolves administrative issues if any; 11) assists with reporting to host country government on program activities ensuring all requirements are met; 12) updates the information package on program activities for briefings and for distribution to the public in coordination with the Public Outreach Team; 13) assists with contractor/grantee registration, maintains, updates and distributes USAID, contractor, Embassy and International Organizations contact information and maintains contractor/grantee location reports and emergency information; 14) provides interpretation and written translations as needed; 15) performs other duties as assigned. Minimum qualifications/selection criteria: • Education, Technical ability and experience (55%): University degree in Public/Business Administration, International Relations, or other related field. Minimum three years of progressively responsible secretarial/administrative management experience with an international development organization and/or a U.S. Government Agency. Sound knowledge of correspondence format and office administrative management general principles and procedures. Comprehensive knowledge of host country political, social and economic situation and national traditions, knowledge and understanding of protocol and the Government of Kyrgyzstan (GoKR) organizational structure to include various Ministries, their internal operations and staffing structures, as well as laws, regulations and procedures on visas, customs clearance, VAT and taxes. Strong analytical and writing skills, attention to details, and ability to present information in clear and concise manner. Excellent organizational, time management skills and ability to problem-solve and efficiently manage multiple competing tasks simultaneously. Strong typing skills and computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.). Ability to write and proof-read in English and Russian with no or minimally few grammar and spelling mistakes. • Teamwork/Interpersonal and Communication Skills (30%): Strong interpersonal relations and communication (oral, written and telephone) skills. Ability to work effectively as a team member in a diverse team environment, maintain customer friendly environment in the office, and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships within the Mission, U.S. Embassy and external
    • contacts. Good judgment, enthusiasm, individual initiative, an ability to work without daily directions and a willingness to work extra time if needed. • Language skills (15%): Fluent (Level IV) English and Russian. Ability to translate complex technical documents from English to Russian and vice versa. Good working knowledge (Level III) of Kyrgyz language is desired. TO APPLY: The successful applicant must fully meet the minimum qualification requirements. Qualified individuals are requested to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae addressing each selection criterion detailed above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item; and names, contact numbers, and addresses of three professional references. Candidates for trainee levels and applications on file may be considered. Packages should be received at the Executive Office (EXO) USAID/CAR, 41, Kazibek Bi St., Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan; Fax: (7-727) 2507634; E-mail: almaexo_hr@usaid.gov by COB Friday, July 19, 2013. A copy of the Position Description is available in EXO/Personnel (ext 6353). USAID/CAR reserves the right to obtain from previous employers relevant information concerning the applicant's past performance and may consider such information in its evaluation. If an applicant does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the applicant’s cover letter, and USAID will delay such reference check pending communication with the applicant. 3. VACANCY: PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (DEMOCRACY & GOVERNANCE), USAID REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JULY 19, 2013 Major Duties: Under the general supervision of the USAID/KR Democracy and Governance Office (DGO) Director, the incumbent serves as advisor and manages programs in the area of local governance, media and civil society development, political processes, human rights, rule of law, anti-corruption, civic education, conflict mitigation and management, religious tolerance, gender equity, public administration, and legislative strengthening: 1) manages a range of contracts, grants, and/or cooperative agreements for projects based in the Kyrgyz Republics. 2) monitors and evaluates project implementation through site visits, activity/financial reports, and regular communication; 3) analyzes financial data, and provides written status reports; 4) conducts qualitative and quantitative research to assess the progress of 5) provides expert analysis and written reports on important developments, their impact on current programs as well as the development of new programs in the democracy and governance area; 6) designs, develops and prepares democracy and governance strategy, program and activity documents related to improving the environment for democratic governance; 7) drafts management decisions, briefing documents and reviews and comments on project proposals and work plans; 8) independently cultivates and maintains contacts and dialogue with local partners, other donors, government officials, civil society organizations (CSOs) and other stakeholders in the democracy and governance area; 9) provides, as needed, translation, administrative and other support to colleagues; and 10) other duties as assigned. Minimum qualifications/selection criteria: • Education, skills and experience (60%): Master’s degree in law, policy, government, or related discipline. At least six years of progressively responsible experience in the field of government, law, civil service, advocacy, political party development or related field both with an international development organization, Kyrgyz Government, or international project managing international development projects. Expert-level knowledge of Kyrgyz government structures, parliament, news outlets, and a highly- informed background on political parties and major government and political actors in Kyrgyzstan. Time management, analytical and managerial skills. Ability to problem-solve and proactively seek the solutions to problems in both major areas of responsibility before they arise. Ability to professionally and efficiently manage multiple competing tasks at one time. Computer proficiency (MS Office, Outlook, internet, etc). • Teamwork/Interpersonal and Communication Skills (30%): Must be highly organized, have exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to work in the team environment and under pressure. Ability to independently establish and maintain contacts with senior level officials in the host government, important persons in private sector and non-governmental arena, and international donor community. Ability to organize and present complex program information in concise written and oral form. • Language skills (10%): Fluent (Level IV) of English and Russian. Good working knowledge (Level III) Kyrgyz. Ability to translate complex technical documents from English into Russian and vice versa. TO APPLY: The successful applicant must fully meet the minimum qualification requirements. Qualified individuals are requested to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae addressing each selection criterion detailed above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item; and names, contact numbers, and addresses of three professional references. Candidates for trainee levels and applications on file may be considered. Packages should be received at the Executive Office (EXO) USAID/CAR, 41, Kazibek Bi St., Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan; Fax: (7-727) 2507634; E-mail: almaexo_hr@usaid.gov by COB Friday, July 19, 2013. A copy of the Position Description is available in EXO/Personnel (ext 6353).
    • USAID/KR reserves the right to obtain from previous employers relevant information concerning the applicant's past performance and may consider such information in its evaluation. If an applicant does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the applicant’s cover letter, and USAID will delay such reference check pending communication with the applicant. 4. VACANCY: PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (ECONOMIC POLICY, PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE), USAID REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JULY 19, 2013 Major duties: Under the general administrative supervision of the USAID/KR Economic Development Office (EDO) Director or her/his designee, with support on technical issues from the Regional USAID/CAR/EDO, the incumbent performs a variety of independent complex research, reporting, activity monitoring, and analytical duties for USAID/KR market reform initiatives in the Kyrgyz Republic in the areas of finance, banking, micro credit programs, fiscal and tax reform, and other related areas: 1) serves as Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and/or Activity Manager for designated activities; 2) monitors and reports on designated activities to ensure the contractor or recipient executes the contract/grant/cooperative agreement in accordance with its terms, the project is delivering the expected results and impact, and if not, proposes changes to achieve greater development impact; 3) conducts analysis of economic environment in the Kyrgyz Republic and other Central Asian countries as required to inform policy and program decisions on development and management of Mission microfinance and economic policy support activities; 4) keeps supervisor, ED team, and Mission Management apprised of important developments and their implications for Mission programs in support of economic reform, trade, and business development; 5) participates in strategic programming and budget discussions, provides analysis and input to inform policy and programming decisions; 6) participates in and/or lead new project and activity designs; 7) contributes substantively and in a timely manner to all annual and semi-annual report preparations, ensures that submissions for the Kyrgyz Republic are accurate and reflect well the Mission’s achievements and program challenges; 8) serves on cross-cutting teams as assigned, contributes ED expertise and knowledge to these teams and keeps EDO and the Mission colleagues informed of developments on cross-cutting teams and tools/resources that the teams produce; 9) serves as principal liaison with the U.S. Embassy Bishkek, host government, and non-government counterparts on economic development program portfolio issues; 10) other duties as assigned. Minimum qualifications/selection criteria: • Education, skills and experience (60%): University degree in Business or Economics, or other related field (Master’s degree preferred). Minimum four years of progressively responsible work experience in development programming in the relevant field (fiscal reform, program budgeting, intergovernmental fiscal relations, banking and/or finance) with an international organization or organization implementing development programs, which demonstrates increasing responsibility for managing, analyzing, coordinating, and guiding significant analytical and project management efforts. In-depth knowledge of economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics of the Kyrgyz Republic and other Central Asian countries. A thorough understanding of the development prospects, potential, priorities, and resources of the Republic, particularly in the financial, banking, microfinance, non-bank financial markets, fiscal and budget sectors. Knowledge of trade and export promotion practices and policies, and economic policy (banking reform, macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy). Knowledge of project management tools and practices and advanced planning and programming skills. The ability to identify, locate, analyze, and evaluate a variety of data and to organize/present information in concise written and oral form. Proficient practical knowledge of computer applications (MS Office, Windows, E-mail, Internet). Good typing and word processing skills. Should be available and willing to travel throughout the Central Asia region. • Teamwork/Interpersonal and Communication Skills (30%): Excellent communications (writing, oral and telephone) and interpersonal relations skills. Able to be tactful, diplomatic, flexible and work effectively in a diverse team environment and under pressure. • Language skills (10%): Fluent (Level IV) English and Russian. Good working knowledge of Kyrgyz language. TO APPLY: The successful applicant must fully meet the minimum qualification requirements. Qualified individuals are requested to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae addressing each selection criterion detailed above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item; and names, contact numbers, and addresses of three professional references. Candidates for trainee levels and applications on file may be considered. Packages should be received at the Executive Office (EXO) USAID/CAR, 41, Kazibek Bi St., Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan; Fax: (7-727) 2507634; E-mail: almaexo_hr@usaid.gov by COB Friday, July 19, 2013. A copy of the Position Description is available in EXO/Personnel (ext 6353). USAID/CAR reserves the right to obtain from previous employers relevant information concerning the applicant's past performance and may consider such information in its evaluation. If an applicant does not wish USAID to
    • contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the applicant’s cover letter, and USAID will delay such reference check pending communication with the applicant. 5. VACANCY: AID DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST (MEDIA COORDINATOR), USAID REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JULY 19, 2013 Major duties: Under the direct supervision of the Program Officer or his/her designee, the incumbent facilitates in-depth coverage of USAID programs in the Kyrgyz Republic in the local and international media: 1) identifies, designs, and organizes press conferences, media tours, media campaigns, briefings, and various other events and activities related to USAID/KR programs; 2) in cooperation with the Embassy Public Affairs Office facilitates contacts with the local media and organizes media coverage for the public events for USAID/KR Mission and its contractors/grantees; 3) manages the USAID media coverage monitoring contract for the Kyrgyz Republic, compiles and disseminates reports and other materials based on it; 4) advises USAID/KR Mission staff and contractor/grantee staff on USAID branding policies and procedures and assists in the design, preparation, and presentation of informational materials to maximize the media awareness of USAID programs and their impact in the Kyrgyz Republic as well as other countries of Central Asia; 5) works with the technical offices to facilitate the preparation and dissemination of USAID/KR success stories to the local media and other audiences; 6) helps maintain up-to-date outreach materials and a photo database for USAID/KR; 7) advises USAID/KR staff and contractors/grantees on media relations; provides guidance on their direct contacts with the media; 8) helps the Mission staff and grantees/contractors draft, edit, and/or clear press releases; 9) maintains daily updates on social media sites, maintains the external USAID/KR website; 10) prepares visits for high-level officials to highlight key USAID programs/projects/activities and strategies; 11) coordinates and consults with technical offices on program/project/activity signing ceremonies or other milestone events, including finalizing press releases and ensuring logistics are handled; 12) in collaboration with USAID/KR management and technical teams, develops annual strategic communications plan for the Mission; 13) performs other duties as assigned. Minimum qualifications/selection criteria: • Education, skills and experience (60%): A university degree in journalism, public relations, communications, English or a related field. Minimum five years of progressively responsible experience in communications, public relations, or journalism, in an English-language work environment, with at least two years with an international development organization or USG Agency. Detailed and broad knowledge of the sensitivities of political and social environment of the Kyrgyz Republic. Detailed and expert knowledge of the media environment of the Kyrgyz Republic, public outreach methods, and the use of social media platforms, knowledge of the political inclinations of local media, and the specific interests of media outlets and journalists as well as how to strategically engage with outlets with a wide variety of views. Extensive knowledge of the principles of public relations and work with media, andof monitoring and evaluation methods. Broad planning experience, analytical skills, and ability to identify priorities. Must be comfortable working independently, managing several activities at once, and working under pressure to meet short deadlines. Excellent practical knowledge of MS Office, including PowerPoint, and desktop publishing software, Familiarity with and solid understanding of Web design, Acrobat, Publisher and other page making software and the capacity to present information creatively. • Teamwork/Interpersonal and Communication Skills (25%): Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and to provide leadership in the areas of his/her competencies. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collegial relationships with media. • Language skills (15%): Fluent (Level IV) oral and written English, Kyrgyz and Russian. TO APPLY: The successful applicant must fully meet the minimum qualification requirements. Qualified individuals are requested to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae addressing each selection criterion detailed above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item; and names, contact numbers, and addresses of three professional references. Candidates for trainee levels and applications on file may be considered. Packages should be received at the Executive Office (EXO) USAID/CAR, 41, Kazibek Bi St., Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan; Fax: (7-727) 2507634; E-mail: almaexo_hr@usaid.gov by COB Friday, July 19, 2013. A copy of the Position Description is available in EXO/Personnel (ext 6353). USAID/CAR reserves the right to obtain from previous employers relevant information concerning the applicant's past performance and may consider such information in its evaluation. If an applicant does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the applicant’s cover letter, and USAID will delay such reference check pending communication with the applicant. 6. VACANCY: AID DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST (ENVIRONMENT AND COMPLIANCE), USAID REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JULY 19, 2013 Major duties: Under the direct supervision of the Strategy and Program Office Director, the incumbent serves as the Mission Environmental Officer (MEO), as well as responsible for ensuring program/projects compliance with USAID
    • regulations: 1) is responsible for developing an understanding of the natural environment and environmental protection issues in the Kyrgyz Republic and advises USAID/KR and the U.S. Embassy on matters requiring their attention in the environment and natural resource management areas; recommends adjustments to existing assigned portfolio, or the management of activities of contractors and grantees; 2) is responsible for the implementation mission’s environmental procedures and advises on environmental policies for USAID/KR; 3) conducts regular site visits to USAID projects and provides written reports with recommendations on how they can improve their environmental protection practices, and follows-up to ensure that recommendations are implemented in normal project management procedures; 4) serves as a reference point on environmental compliance issues for all mission staff and projects; 5) leads the planning and management in support of environment management for environmental protection in the Kyrgyz Republic; 6) performs independent complex research, activity monitoring, analysis and reporting in support of these initiatives; 7) serves as Activity Manager for intermittent environmental assessments and evaluations conducted by USAID/KR; 8) tracks host government legislation and policies, and assess their impact on USAID programs; 9) maintains and regularly updates briefings, monitoring and background materials on environmental issues, other donor activity, and related sector-specific material relating to USAID programming in the Kyrgyz Republic; 10) serves as the Alternate Mission Disaster Response Officer and point of contact for the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance as well as other disaster response agencies and coordination groups; serves as the mission’s expert in disaster risk reduction programs and needs in the Kyrgyz Republic; 11) is responsible for ensuring that USAID/KR and its implementing partners follow the branding and marking policies of USAID; 12) reviews and clears project-level branding and marking guidelines, and all public materials (published reports, banners, posters, signs, TV and radio spots, etc.) ensuring these are in compliance with USAID’s branding and marking procedures and for other cross-cutting compliance and reporting requirements; 13) performs other duties as assigned. Minimum qualifications/selection criteria: • Education, skills and experience (60%): A university degree in Engineering, Business, International Relations, or a related field, preferably in a technical field related to environmental and natural resource management. Minimum four years of progressively responsible experience in managing, analysing, coordinating, and guiding significant analytical and/or project management efforts with international development organization, including a minimum of two years related to the energy, environment, resource management sector, whether private sector or government. Comprehensive knowledge of environmental protection principles and theory. In-depth knowledge of economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics and thorough understanding of the environment and development prospects, potential, priorities, and resources of the Kyrgyz Republic. Strong ability to analyze and manage complex financial information, prepare budgets, and review financial reports, critically review technical performance and reports and provide analysis and comment. Competency with Microsoft Office, word processing and other office equipment. • Teamwork/Interpersonal and Communication Skills (25%): Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to establish priorities, adhere to and meet established deadlines, and perform responsibilities and duties with • Language skills (15%): Fluent (Level IV) oral and written English and Russian. Minimum Good Working Knowledge (Level III) of Kyrgyz language is a plus. TO APPLY: The successful applicant must fully meet the minimum qualification requirements. Qualified individuals are requested to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae addressing each selection criterion detailed above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item; and names, contact numbers, and addresses of three professional references. Candidates for trainee levels and applications on file may be considered. Packages should be received at the Executive Office (EXO) USAID/CAR, 41, Kazibek Bi St., Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan; Fax: (7-727) 2507634; E-mail: almaexo_hr@usaid.gov by COB Friday, July 19, 2013. A copy of the Position Description is available in EXO/Personnel (ext 6353). USAID/CAR reserves the right to obtain from previous employers relevant information concerning the applicant's past performance and may consider such information in its evaluation. If an applicant does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the applicant’s cover letter, and USAID will delay such reference check pending communication with the applicant 7. VACANCY: HEAD OF EDUCATION, EUROPEAN SCHOOL IN CENTRAL ASIA, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. The European School in Central Asia opened in September 2011 providing an inclusive European style education accredited with Cambridge International Examinations. The school has around 100 students age 2 to 14, with plans in place for expansion up to age 17 and doubling student numbers. The Head of Educationis one of three members of the school Management Board and has full responsibility for education design and delivery as well as having an active teaching role in the school. Responsibilities 1. Management and leadership of teaching staff, including: recruitment, staff performance, training and development, as well as standards of conduct and disciplinary matters.
    • 2. Formulate, provide and evaluate overall aims and objectives for the school education standards and policies for their implementation 3. Set teaching and learning programmes for the school in accordance with Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and IB Diploma. Oversee the school timetable and staff rosters. 4. Develop and implement the curriculum to ensure strong performance in the CIE system and extension of the program 5. Teach one or more specialist subjects in the school and provide cover for any teacher absences. Teaching 50% of time. 6. Ensure that the school provides an education suitable for the needs of all of children having regard to the abilities and aptitudes of individuals 7. Ensure that appropriate educational resources are available for teachers and children 8. Oversee development and management of extra-curricular activities 9. Ensure development and maintenance of appropriate student records and reports 10. Maintain knowledge of current educational theory and practice and undertake professional training 11. Take an active part in school management as a member of the Management Board and attend the Supervisory Board. 12. Initiate matters of strategy and policy for consideration of the Management Board and Supervisory Board 13. Act in accordance with the budgets, policies, procedures, directions and decisions of the Supervisory Board and Management Board 14. Act as ambassador for the school and act in a manner that upholds the values and ethos of the school at all times 15. Represent the School in the community and with parents. Meet the parents of all enrolling children and ensure they understand the school ethos and educational approach 16. Maintain high quality standards in all areas of the school Timing and Duration The position is available from September 2013. Remuneration Salary and benefits are internationally competitive, including allowances for international staff and school places for dependent children. Requirements • At least Masters Degree in Education and a qualified teacher • Minimum 10 years teaching experience and 5 years management experience • Minimum 5 years in international education • Ability to plan strategically, to set and meet deadlines and to implement plans • Capable of managing change and leading staff • Excellent interpersonal, team leadership and membership skills • Able to negotiate and establish harmonious relationships with a wide range of people • Able to communicate well with children, staff and parents and to gain their confidence and respect • Genuine enjoyment of working with school children • Knowledge of teaching and learning strategies that lead to high levels of achievement • Experience with Cambridge International Examinations approaches • Experience with IB Diploma an advantage • Near native fluency in spoken and written English • Other European and Central Asia language skills an advantage • Application • Send your application in English by email to admissions@esca.kg • Include: (i) a brief cover letter summarising your suitability for the post and reason for applying; (ii) your CV; (iii) a list of three referees with contact details. Deadline for Applications • Interviews and appointment will be arranged as soon as appropriate applications are received. Early application is advised. 8. VACANCY: PROJECT DIRECTOR, FREEDOME HOUSE, KYRGYZSTAN. Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.
    • Position Summary The Project Director will assist in directing and implementing Freedom House’s USAID-funded program in coordination with the Kyrgyzstan human rights community to strengthen the capacity of human rights activists and groups to help the government take action to address human rights issues. This position is located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and reports to Director for Eurasia programs based in Washington DC. For the first three months, there will be a transition period with the outgoing expatriate Country Director. This period of overlap will be critical for successfully transferring knowledge and skills, especially in the areas of compliance with USAID procedures and implementation of communications strategy. The successful candidate must demonstrate equal to or better than native knowledge of the language, culture, history, people, politics, and civil society. Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, or related field; Master’s degree or law degree strongly preferred • Minimum 8 – 10 years of experience working with civil society and/or human rights • Minimum 5 years of experience managing human rights and/or civil society programs and supervising staff • Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English and Russian, both orally and in writing • Ability to communicate effectively in Kyrgyz and/or Uzbek preferred • Mastery with MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint • Excellent negotiation, conflict prevention and resolution skills, and ability to lead and build consensus, cooperation, and coalitions among individuals with competing interests • Demonstrable experience working with the human rights community and international NGOs • Demonstrable skills in fundraising and writing effective grant proposals and reports • Experience providing technical assistance to local Kyrgyz organizations • Grant management experience, particularly with USAID, and ideally with both USG and private-funded projects • Knowledge of US Government grant requirements and regulations • Ability to advocate human rights issues for policy recommendations to government representatives • Ability to develop excellent relationships with the human rights community, including the government of Kyrgyzstan, donors, civil society, activists, international organizations, and others • Strong ability to mentor and manage staff and to share skills and knowledge • Proven success in managing and building a diverse range of external partnerships • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times Some Duties and Responsibilities • Oversee all areas of program management including development and implementation, financial management, staff supervision, general oversight of daily office management, public relations, advocacy, and building and maintaining partnerships with local civil society • Oversee grant management programs, assuring that all assistance provided under the award is technically sound and appropriate • Design and manage implementation of human rights education programs • Manage planning for advocacy delegations to UN and OSCE events • Conceptualize and help design program strategies and activities • Provide training, technical assistance and advice to government entities and civil society organizations • Develop innovative, strategic advocacy initiatives to promote support for human rights in Kyrgyzstan • Manage the monitoring and evaluation process, and writing of program reports to ensure timely completion of program objectives • Proactively seek out new funding opportunities, including funding with new donors • Promote collaborative initiatives for rights defenders • Represent Freedom House before counterparts in country and abroad, and the donor community • Other related duties as assigned. Qualified and Interested applicants We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position) to: recruiting@freedomhouse.org or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR Dept., referencing 2013-077 PD Kyrgyzstan in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
    • 9. ВАКАНСИИ: НАЧИНАЮЩИЙ РАЗРАБОТЧИК, ОПЫТНЫЙ РАЗРАБОТЧИК, АНГЛИЙСКАЯ КОМПАНИЯ ПО РАЗРАБОТКЕ МАСШТАБНЫХ ВЕБ-ПРИЛОЖЕНИЙ. В английскую компанию по разработке масштабных веб-приложений требуются разработчики на следующие позиции: 1. Опытный разработчик Требования: • Умение работы, как в команде, так и индивидуально. • Необходимо знание следующих технологий: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, CoffeeScript, PostgreSQL, Backbone.js. Дополнительным плюсом будет опыт работы в highload проектах. • Нужно свободно чувствовать себя как в бэкенде, так и во фронтенде, поэтому знание CSS3, HTML5 будет дополнительным плюсом. • Желательно иметь навык решения сложных алгоритмических задач. • Мы смотрим не на количество страшных (модных) слов, которыми вы владеете, а на профиль на github и реальный опыт. 2. Начинающий разработчик Требования: • Умение работы как в команде так и индивидуально • Владение Ruby/Rails на базовом уровне. • Опыт веб-разработки. • Английский на базовом техническом уровне. • Если все пункты соблюдены, и есть желание расти профессионально и обучаться, то вы нам подходите с большой вероятностью. Мы предлагаем высокую оплату вашему труду, и возможность расти и развиваться в крупных западно- ориентированных проектах. Если вы хотите стать частью нашей команды высылайте ваше резюме на edil@picvpicltd.com ******************************************** END OF THE 458th LISTSERV ISSUE *********************************************