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  • 1. Здравствуйте, дорогие получатели рассылки! Предлагаем Вам 463-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 21 августа 2013 г. В этом выпуске: ************************************************************* 1) ANNOUNCEMENTS/ ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ 1. НАУЧНАЯ ГРАНТОВАЯ ПРОГРАММА ДЛЯ ИССЛЕДОВАТЕЛЕЙ ИЗ РЕСПУБЛИК ЦЕНТРАЛЬНОЙ АЗИИ И АФГАНИСТАНА (CAARF), ИНСТИТУТ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЙ ГОРНЫХ СООБЩЕСТВ (ИИГС) ПРИ УНИВЕРСИТЕТЕ ЦЕНТРАЛЬНОЙ АЗИИ (УЦА), ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА ЗАЯВОК: 15 ОКТЯБРЯ 2013 Г. 2. ТРЕНИНГ "ОРГАНИЗАЦИОННОЕ РАЗВИТИЕ НКО", ОБЩЕСТВЕННОЕ ОБЪЕДИНЕНИЕ «ДОСТОЯНИЕ РЕСПУБЛИКИ», 1-3 ОКТЯБРЯ 2013 Г. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ДЛЯ ПРИЕМА ЗАЯВОК: 16 СЕНТЯБРЯ 2013 Г. 3. ЗАЯВКА НА ВОЛОНТЕРА КОРПУСА МИРА США, БИШКЕК, КЫРГЫЗСТАН. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА ЗАЯВОК: 1 ОКТЯБРЯ 2013 Г. 2) VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ: 1. VACANCY: RESEARCH FELLOW ON NATURAL SCIENCE AND RESEARCH FELLOW ON SOCIAL SCIENCE, MOUNTAIN SOCIETIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CAO, BISHKEK, KYRGYZ REPUBLIC. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 2. VACANCY: CONSULTANT/ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSION, OSCE CENTER, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2013 3. VACANCY: TEAM ASSISTANT, WORLD BANK, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 4. VACANCY: MOVE MANAGER, ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND CO-OPERATION IN EUROPE, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: AUGUST 26, 2013 5. VACANCY: ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL MANAGER, SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND (SFCG), BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: AUGUST 26, 2013 6. VACANCY: RELIGION AND PEACEBUILDING PROGRAM MANAGER, SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND (SFCG), BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: AUGUST 26, 2013 ************************************************** ANNOUNCEMENTS/ ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ ************************************************* 1. НАУЧНАЯ ГРАНТОВАЯ ПРОГРАММА ДЛЯ ИССЛЕДОВАТЕЛЕЙ ИЗ РЕСПУБЛИК ЦЕНТРАЛЬНОЙ АЗИИ И АФГАНИСТАНА (CAARF), ИНСТИТУТ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЙ ГОРНЫХ СООБЩЕСТВ (ИИГС) ПРИ УНИВЕРСИТЕТЕ ЦЕНТРАЛЬНОЙ АЗИИ (УЦА), ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА ЗАЯВОК: 15 ОКТЯБРЯ 2013 Г. Вводная информация Институт исследований горных сообществ (ИИГС) при Университете Центральной Азии (УЦА), объявляет о грантовой программе для исследователей из Афганистана, Таджикистана и Кыргызской Республики для проведения научно-исследовательской работы по анализу проблем устойчивого развития в горных регионах в целях предоставления актуальной научно-аналитической основы для формирования государственной политики в этой области. Для целей данной программы горными регионами являются сообщества, проживающие на Тянь-Шане, Памире и Гиндукуше. В рамках данной научной грантовой программы предоставляется поддержка научным исследованиям по четырем пересекающимся темам, связанным с экономикой горных регионов:
  • 2. 1. Изменения окружающей среды и управление природными ресурсами включая проблемы, связанные с деградацией земель, изменением климата, утерей биоразнообразия и природными угрозами; 2. Жизнеобеспечение, связанное с ведением сельского хозяйства (On-farm livelihoods), включая горно- пастбищное животноводство и все аспекты продовольственной безопасности; 3. Жизнеобеспечение, не связанное с ведение сельского хозяйства (Off-farm livelihoods) включая стимулирование развития малого и среднего предпринимательства, туризм в горных регионах и трудовую миграцию; 4. Экономические, социальные и экологические последствия крупномасштабного развития горных регионов, актуальные для горных сообществ. В том числе: развитие гидроэнергетики, горнодобывающей промышленности и сохранение ландшафта. Научная грантовая программа для исследований Центральной Азии и Афганистана (CAARF) окажет финансовую, техническую и научно-методическую поддержку исследователям. Соискатели, прошедшие конкурс, получат возможность развивать научную карьеру посредством сотрудничества с коллегами и наставниками и опубликовать статью в рецензируемом научном журнале. Результаты исследований соискателей будут распространены среди заинтересованных сторон в формате, актуальном для целей формирования политики. Сумма присуждаемых научно-исследовательских грантов составляет от 5 до 20 тыс. долл. Гранты присуждаются исследователям из социальных и естественно-технических дисциплин. Сроки Заявки должны быть поданы не позднее 17:00 вторника, 15 октября 2013 г. Время указано бишкекское (UTC +6). Для сведений о квалификационных требованиях и процессе подачи документов посетите веб сайт: http://msri.ucentralasia.org/ 2. ТРЕНИНГ "ОРГАНИЗАЦИОННОЕ РАЗВИТИЕ НКО", ОБЩЕСТВЕННОЕ ОБЪЕДИНЕНИЕ «ДОСТОЯНИЕ РЕСПУБЛИКИ», 1-3 ОКТЯБРЯ 2013 Г. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ДЛЯ ПРИЕМА ЗАЯВОК: 16 СЕНТЯБРЯ 2013 Г. Общественное Объединение «Достояние Республики» в рамках реализации Программы «Повышение потенциала руководителей НПО» объявляет о проведении тренинга на тему: «Организационное развитие НКО», при финансовой поддержке Фонда Фридриха Эберта в Кыргызстане. Цель тренинга: Повышение знаний и навыков руководителей молодежных НПО и организаций, работающих с молодежью, в вопросах эффективного организационного развития НКО и быстрого приспособления к изменчивым внутренним и внешним условиям. Дата проведения тренинга: 1-3 октября 2013 г. Рабочий язык: русский Участники: Руководители, проектные, программные менеджеры некоммерческих организаций из всех регионов Кыргызстана. Для участия в конкурсе необходимо заполнить форму заявки, которую можно скачать на сайте www.dr.k и выслать заполненную заявку до 13.00 16 сентября 2013 г. на электронный адрес dostoyanie.education@gmail.com Только те кандидаты, которые пройдут конкурсный отбор, будут извещены и приглашены на участие в тренинге. Кандидаты, прошедшие отбор на участие в тренинге, должны будут гарантировать свое присутствие на протяжении всего периода тренинга. Все расходы, связанные с транспортом, проживанием и питанием участников тренинга, оплачивает принимающая сторона. По всем возникающим вопросам обращаться к Азату Мурадылову по тел. 0 (312) 896312 3. ЗАЯВКА НА ВОЛОНТЕРА КОРПУСА МИРА США, БИШКЕК, КЫРГЫЗСТАН. ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПРИЕМА ЗАЯВОК: 1 ОКТЯБРЯ 2013 Г. Мы рады сообщить Вам, что в этом году исполняется двадцать лет с начала работы Корпуса Мира США в Кыргызской Республике. Программа Корпуса Мира по устойчивому развитию сообществ начала свою деятельность в 1996 году и поддерживает стратегию развития страны в ее стремлении создать и усилить гражданское общество, содействовать НПО, бизнес кооперативам и другим общинным организациям достигнуть своих долгосрочных целей по устойчивому развитию.
  • 3. Программа Устойчивого Развития Сообществ (УРС) имеет следующие цели: • Развитие малого бизнеса посредством повышения профессиональных навыков социальных предпринимателей по управлению своим бизнесом и обучение молодежи базовым навыкам ведения бизнеса; • Организационное развитие, способствующее повышению качества предоставляемых услуг общественными организациями посредством усиления организационной структуры, навыков планирования и управления ресурсами организации. • Профессиональное развитие молодежи, способствующее развитию навыков управления ресурсами, лидерства и профессиональной реализации на современном рынке труда. Программа Устойчивого Развития Сообществ предоставляет волонтеров в общественные объединения, общественные фонды, учреждения, ассоциации, бизнес кооперативы (ремесленнические, фермерские и др.), малые туристические организации на уровне сообщества (Community Based Tourism), международные проекты, работающие на региональном уровне (USAID, Helvetas, UNDP). Срок работы Волонтеров 2 года. В апреле 2014 года мы готовимся встретить новую группу волонтеров Корпуса Мира, пребывающих в Кыргызстан. По истечении интенсивной двухмесячной языковой подготовки и ориентации волонтеры смогут начать свою работу на местах в июне 2014 г. В настоящее время мы работаем над выбором потенциальных неправительственных, общинных и других организаций, способствующие развитию местных сообществ. Основные требования организации для заявки на волонтера: • Активная поддержка сообщества (НЕ наблюдаются антиамериканские настроения и этническое давление,НЕ наблюдались большие случаи криминала) • Наличие постоянной и активной деятельности в организации • Приоритетные направления деятельности: туризм, сельское хозяйство, национальное ремесленничество, экология, гендер, молодежные инициативы • Юридическая регистрация (ОО, ОФ, жамаат, ассоциация, кооператив, др.) • Не менее 2-х лет опыта работы • Рабочий офис и рабочее место для волонтера (вместе с остальными сотрудниками) • Наличие не менее 2-х сотрудников, которые работают полный или неполный рабочий день • Желательно в сельской местности (Бишкек не предпочтителен; Ош, Джалал-Абад и Баткен не рассматриваются в этом году) • Наличие 3 вариантов семьи для волонтера • Основная инфраструктура села/города (транспорт, местная телефонная линия, хорошая сотовая связь, доступ к питьевой воде) Мы убедительно просим Вас отправить формы заявки до 1 октября 2013 г. Сотрудники Корпус мира начнут рассматривать заявки в порядке их поступления и посещать организации для обсуждения условий размещения волонтера. Заполненную форму отправьте, пожалуйста, по следующему адресу: Бишкек , 720010 Ул. Чокморова 304 Корпус Мира Или отправьте по факсу (312) 650-362. Или по электронной почте lsalimova@peacecorps.gov За дополнительной информацией обращайтесь к менеджеру программы Лейле Салимовой по телефонам: (0312) 650-494 или 651 – 232 (доб. 120) ************************************************** VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ: ************************************************** 1. VACANCY: RESEARCH FELLOW ON NATURAL SCIENCE AND RESEARCH FELLOW ON SOCIAL SCIENCE, MOUNTAIN SOCIETIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CAO, BISHKEK, KYRGYZ REPUBLIC. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 MSRI is seeking two Research Fellows, one natural science-focused and one social science focused, who will lead the design and implementation of a three-year applied research project. The research is focused on Naryn District.
  • 4. The natural science research fellow should have the ability to measure and model water infiltration, land cover, stream flow, sediment load, wind patterns, and other variables relevant to climate change and ecosystem services. The social science research fellow should have the ability to conduct analyses regarding formal and informal governance systems at various scales and their capacities for and mechanisms supporting adaptiveness and learning within governance systems. Main duties and responsibilities: • Lead the design and implementation of the research in collaboration with MSRI staff and the principle investigators from Imperial College and elsewhere. • Lead collaboration with agencies to ensure that the research is informed by and informs development implementation. • Lead the development of academic and application-focused products, including peer-reviewed publications, professional presentations, policy and practice briefs, and products targeted to other stakeholder groups. • Manage the implementation of the project, including development of implementation workplans, activity schedules, budgets, and donor reports. • Supervise a research assistant The ideal candidate will have the following profile: • PhD or Candidate of science in a relevant social or natural science discipline or interdisciplinary area. • Demonstrated independent research ability and experience conducting applied research. • Knowledge of rural development implementation programming. • Knowledge of issues relevant to mountain societies. • Excellent language skills (written and oral) in English and Russian. The social science research fellow must be fluent in Kyrgyz. • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different backgrounds, including academicians, government personnel, land users and people from other stakeholder groups. • Flexibility and ability to work in a start-up environment of a new applied research institution. How to apply: Please send a cover letter, CV, and a list of three references (including their complete contact details) to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by September 15, 2013. As your application e-mail “subject”, please write: • “Natural Science Research Fellow” and “Social Science Research Fellow” 2. VACANCY: CONSULTANT/ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSION, OSCE CENTER, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2013 Background In order to assist the Government in strengthening good governance the CiB will launch a project aimed at adopting a systematic approach and support the Government in establishing a competitive business environment, as well as an overall improvement in the system of governance and decision making, through the government-wide regulatory reform. The main emphasis will be placed on the implementation of the rapid regulatory simplification mechanism known as 'Regulatory Guillotine' and integration of the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) into the policy making and decision making process of the government in order to stimulate economic growth, raise living standards and create favorable conditions for the attraction of Foreign Direct Investments to the country. The OSCE Centre in Bishkek will engage the Jacobs, Cordova & Associates, which is recognized as a leading international expert company in regulatory reform, to carry out the government-wide regulatory reform. During the reform process 33 Ministries will review all those legal norms (about 15,000) that affect businesses in terms of their legality, necessity, business-friendliness and anti-corruption adequacy. In light of the aforementioned, the CiB intends to hire an expert for 6 months and who will be under the direct supervision of the Senior Economic and Environmental Officer (SEEO). The duration of the contract will be for 6 months, starting from 16 September, 2013. The incumbent will be based in the OSCE Center in Bishkek. Tasks and Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the SEEO the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks: • To assist the SEEO in project proposal drafting and preparation of all financial and administrative documents in order to launch the project; • To assist the SEEO in preparation of all documents for hiring of experts for the project: ToR, job description, contracts, etc.;
  • 5. • To ensure timely purchase of requested equipment and facilities for the project; • To assist in the preparation and logistical planning of various events - e.g., meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. - including the preparation of agenda and minutes of meetings; • To develop, maintain, and intensify contacts and good working relations with Government institutions and authorities regarding project activities; • To Prepare and deliver all necessary financial and operational revisions and reports; • To performs other duties as assigned. Expected Outputs/Deliverables: • Project proposal prepared and launched; • Experts hired; • All equipment and facilities purchased; • Project events attended and monitored; • All reports on the project prepared and submitted to the SEEO. Necessary Qualifications • Master's Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences or related field; • Minimum 5 years of professional experience at national and/or international level in the area related to Good governance, anticorruption and regulatory reform; • Project management experience, including development, implementation and monitoring; • Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with government officials and institutions as well as the ability to work with civil society; • Strong analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; ability to compile and analyse relevant information; • Professional fluency in the English and Russian languages, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely; • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity; • Knowledge of OSCE principles and commitments; • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail; • Previous international work experience. • Remuneration Package How To Apply If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment Online applications submission deadline is on 01 September 2013, 18:00. Please, note that this vacancy in the OSCE is open for competition only amongst foreign citizens. The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Please, note that in the event of invitation for interview, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred. 3. VACANCY: TEAM ASSISTANT, WORLD BANK, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 Background / General description: Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 2 year term appointment. Regional Context The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region comprises of 30 extremely diverse countries, with a population of nearly 500 million people. Four of our clients are IDA only and another 5 are IDA blend countries. The remaining 21 are IBRD eligible. Although 10 of our clients have joined the EU and 7 of these have graduated, most continue to remain active recipients of knowledge and/or lending services. Country Partnership Strategies (CPSs) reflect this strong diversity with substantial variation in lending prospects, but strong demand for Bank technical services is present across the board.
  • 6. For the most part, countries in the ECA region have recovered to the GDP levels prevailing prior to the 2008/09 crisis, yet growth is slower than before the crisis. GDP growth in the region is estimated to have fallen to 3 percent in 2012, from 5.5 percent in 2011, and is projected to rebound only slightly to 3.6 percent in 2013. The crisis left ECA countries with historically high levels of unemployment, which are still worsening, particularly in the Balkans. Furthermore, the ongoing sovereign debt problems in Western Europe are posing challenges to the sustainability of the tepid recovery. The World Bank is helping its ECA clients by implementing a regional strategy that is focused on addressing three critical challenges to growth and development---improving competitiveness, reforming the social sectors to achieve inclusive growth, and making growth more sustainable through climate action. Governance and gender issues cut across these three strategic pillars. The financial and economic crisis led to a substantial increase in Bank lending and knowledge activities in all ECA countries, including in several EU members states (e.g., Latvia, Romania, and Poland). The crisis helped serve as a powerful reminder of the relevance of the Bank both as an attractive source of funding and a reliable provider of timely and quality advice. Country Unit Context The Central Asia Country Unit, ECCU8, includes diverse set of countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. While coming from the same background as post-Soviet republics, the countries range from the middle-income and oil-rich country Kazakhstan to the poorer IDA recipients Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan as well as a blend country, Uzbekistan. The five countries cover an area of some 4 million sq km (slightly smaller than the European Union), inhabited by over 60 million people. The region has large energy reserves, with Kazakhstan a major oil producer, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan a major gas producer, and Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan showing strong hydropower potential. Human capital is also strong, with a literacy rate of over 90 percent in all countries. While landlocked, Central Asia is sandwiched between the large and growing emerging markets of Russia, China and South Asia. At the same time the region, situated north of Afghanistan and Pakistan, remains very fragile. The World Bank maintains very active programs in all countries except Turkmenistan, with net commitments totaling US$3.9 billion for 65 projects, annual lending of $700 million to $1.6 billion (11+ projects a year) and $16.8 million in annual administrative budget. The program in Kazakhstan has grown significantly in recent years. Uzbekistan is an IDA/IBRD blend country and the program is growing at a rapid rate. There is also a growing and important program supporting regional development of hydropower and water resources as well as cross-country cooperation on trade, transport, communicable diseases, and disaster management. A strategy note for Turkmenistan with a focus on financial and private sector development was discussed by the Board of Directors in July, 2013. The Country Director is located in the Central Asia Regional Office (CARO), in Almaty, Kazakhstan with sector staff, Country Sector Coordinators and fiduciary staff. Four Country Offices report to CARO, each of which is managed by a Country Manager, while Turkmenistan has a small liaison office. The Country Director manages a team of four Country Managers and a Country Program Coordinator based in Washington, with a total staff of 137 in CARO, the country offices, the liaison office and the Anchor unit in Washington D.C. Country Context Since the Kyrgyz Republic joined the World Bank in 1992, commitments have reached over US$1 billion for 49 International Development Association (IDA)-funded projects, out of which US$942 million has been disbursed. To date, 35 operations for US$826.4 million have been completed and closed, and 14 projects for US$266.7 million are ongoing. From 1992 until 2000, the Kyrgyz portfolio had a significant focus on budget support. Since 2001, however, there has been a gradual shift towards investment projects. There have been two budget support operations since the July 2010 Donors Conference and a multiyear programmatic budget support program is being prepared. Following a transitional year of emergency ad hoc responses to the political crisis and violence of April-June 2010, WBG activities since mid-2011 were guided by a two-year (FY12-13) Interim Strategy Note (ISN). As of early 2013, the Kyrgyz Republic is evidently en route to political stability, economic adjustment, and social reconciliation. Although the unfinished reform agenda remains large, the overall progress achieved since 2011 justifies returning to a standard assistance framework and thus a full Country Partnership Strategy (CPS). The new CPS for FY14-17 that was therefore discussed by the Board of Directors in July 2013, will support implementation of the Kyrgyz authorities' recently issued draft five-year Strategy for Sustainable Development, 2013-17. Retaining the ISN's over-arching emphasis on governance and reflecting lessons learned, the new CPS aims at tighter, more strategic focus on fewer operations of larger average size and consolidation of the portfolio. Duties and Accountabilities: • Arranging working schedule and meetings with counterparts for visiting teams. • Formatting and, if necessary, drafting variety of standard project-related operational correspondence, drafting minutes and ensuring timely submission for clearance and distribution, as well as adherence to departmental, VPU and institutional and operational guidelines and procedures; • Incorporating agreed comments into documents, making full use of shared drives and software capabilities.
  • 7. • Using word processing, spreadsheets or desktop publishing skills to produce complex texts, reports, figures, graphs, etc., according to standard Bank formats and distribution. • Maintaining procurement monitoring systems and information data bases (e.g. procurement plans, complaint database, etc.), inputting forms 384, review and publish procurement notices prepared by borrowers and arrange their publication in the UNDP and WB external websites, log and file of all procurement documentation in accordance with Bank procedures. • Providing support for the preparation and implementation of Bank projects, according to Bank procedures. • Assisting in preparation and logistical planning for various events, e.g. conferences, workshops, negotiations, travel, etc. • Tracking assigned task/project steps/timetables, coordinating with relevant staff and providing assistance and/or information on project-related matters. • Maintaining current distribution lists, phone/address lists of project/product contacts, and distributing documents for the team. • Maintaining up-to-date work unit project and other files (IRIS/WBDOCs). • Assisting team or work unit by translating/drafting a variety of routine documents, applying effective proofreading and grammar skills in English and Russian. • Providing, when necessary, back up support and/or assistance to other colleagues in coordination with the Executive Assistant in order to ensure smooth operation of the office support work. • Performing other tasks as required. Selection Criteria: • Technology and Systems Knowledge - Demonstrates advanced knowledge and experience working with Microsoft office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.). Has ability and willingness to maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills as technology and workflow change. • Versatility and Adaptability - Demonstrates flexibility and is receptive to the implementation of new solutions. Demonstrates willingness to avail and adapt oneself to effecting change. Demonstrates willingness to undertake tasks that stretch his or her capability. • Institutional Policies, Processes and Procedures - Demonstrates knowledge of own unit/department's programs and products, and how they fit into the mission of the WB; knows key players, understands own role and value added to the team and to the organization. Displays good understanding of WB policies and procedures relevant to the area of assigned responsibilities and is able to apply and implement them with minimal supervision. • Project and Task Management - Demonstrates good organizational skills, and ability to work capably with minimal supervision in a fast-paced and deadline oriented environment; can identify and resolve routine and non-routine issues. Able to stay organized, calm, and constructive in stressful situations. Able to select task and project delivery process and schedule, can manage multiple tasks within tight deadlines; demonstrates willingness to do what it takes to get a task completed within the agreed schedule. Demonstrates orientation to detail and quality; able to independently conduct quality control of own work (review for accuracy, fulfillment of relevant requirements, etc.) Other Selection Criteria • A relevant Associate or University degree, and at least 2 years of relevant work experience. • Previous experience with a multilateral/bilateral organization is an advantage. • Proficient in English and Russian and ability to edit materials using proper grammar, punctuation and style. Fluency in Kyrgyz would be an advantage. • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to respond and deal effectively with diverse situations which require good judgment, tact, and diplomacy. • Ability to pass relevant Bank Group tests in place at time of recruitment (e.g. English language, computer applications, etc.). The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. 4. VACANCY: MOVE MANAGER, ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND CO-OPERATION IN EUROPE, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: AUGUST 26, 2013 Background Currently the OSCE Centre in Bishkek (OSCE CiB) has three office premises located in Bishkek: • Office 1 - 139, Toktogul street, Bishkek; • Office 2 - 6, Ryskulov street, Bishkek; Extra Budgetary CSI project - 31/1, Shopokova street, Bishkek.
  • 8. Due to security and operational reasons the OSCE CiB is intending to move to only one office to be rented on a commercial basis. The consultant duty is to co-ordinate and to facilitate all processes related to the establishment of the new facilities and the movement to the new office. Please note that the expected contract duration is 2 (two) months with the possibility of extension, if required. Tasks and Responsibilities • To coordinate and facilitate processes related to the establishment of a new common CiB office and to organize the movement to the new office. In light of facts mentioned above, the OSCE CiB would like to engage the services of a consultant related to: • Preparation of draft map out seating; • Preparing list of and monitoring works to be completed by the Lessor in order to meet requirements as to regard to office premises (insignificant re-planning of office space, face-lift works and additional electric lightening); • Preparation of technical specifications for and monitoring and accepting of the works/services/ delivery of goods required for the move to the new office related to: • installation of LAN and phone communication infrastructure along with IT staff of the OSCE CiB; • preparation of server room (cooling of server room, installation of fire suppression system, shelves and stacks); • transportation of office equipment and other stuff; • fitting the existing shelves into storage and archive facilities of the new office; • installation of sound-insulated wall in HR department; • technical strengthening of the facilities of the cash-desk room; • Co-ordination of processes related to transportation of office equipment and other stuff to the new office building; • Other responsibilities as may be required to complete the transfer to the new office. Necessary Qualifications • The candidate should have planned and co-ordinated at least 3 office movements of the similar scale; • Formal qualifications in administration or another relevant fields; • Knowledge of English language is an asset. • Remuneration Package How To Apply If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment Online applications submission deadline is on 26 August 2013, 18:00. Please note that this vacancy is open for a competition only amongst nationals of the Kyrgyz Republic. The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Please note that in the event of invitation for interview, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred. 5. VACANCY: ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL MANAGER, SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND (SFCG), BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: AUGUST 26, 2013 Introduction Search for Common Ground's (SFCG) mission is to transform how individuals, organisations, and Search for Common Ground's (SFCG) mission is to transform how individuals, organisations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium and Washington DC, United States of America, with field offices in 31 countries, we design and implement multifaceted programmes that aim to resolve conflict and prevent violence. We seek to help conflicting parties to understand their differences and act on their commonalities. SFCG has worked in Kyrgyzstan since 2011 and is currently recruiting for a full country team. Work Environment The SFCG-Kyrgyzstan program is one of the organization’s newest country offices, with a dynamic and growing team that belongs to a world-wide network of peacebuilding professionals. SFCG-Kyrgyzstan is committed to building a mission-driven team that embodies principles of respect and conflict transformation in our daily work and invests in the professional development of our staff. Summary of the Position SFCG is a growing organization in Kyrgyzstan with the need of a strong and capable Administrative and Financial Manager in our new Bishkek office.
  • 9. Key Duties and Responsibilities • Efficient and effective oversight of all project funds • Manage financial systems and procedures • Manage sub-grants and contracts in compliance with internal and donor regulations • Develop program and operational budgets • Manage multiple co-funded and project specific budgets • Financial forecasting and strategy • Ensure that SFCG is in compliance under internal, national, and international donor regulations • Report to senior managers on budget vs. actuals on a monthly basis • Oversee Human Resources and ensuring compliance under Kyrgyz law and conformity to SFCG’s practice • Manage internal and external audits • Maintain NGO registration for SFCG • Manage and support financial and administrative personnel • Ensure compliance with SFCG rules and regulations vis-a-vis the administration and financial policies manuals and donor requirements • Produce timely, quality, and accurate financial reports and practices, including preparation of monthly financial reports and follow up • Respond to routine inquiries related to finance and administration • Undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. The Finance Manager will report to the Country Director. Minimum Qualifications • A university degree in accounting, economics or business administration • 5+ years working for international NGO or similar in Finance and Administration capacity, including regular interaction with an internationally-based HQ finance department • Fluency in oral and written English and Russian • Demonstrated capacity to develop budgets • Experience with managing Human Resource issues in Kyrgyzstan • Strong knowledge of compliance regulations for UK, European, and United States donors • Experience with budgeting and reporting to International Donors • Have a good grasp of mathematics and be able to perform complex calculations around payments and financial operations with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and accounting software • Capacity to negotiate with partners and to make decisions affecting those partnerships • Strong leadership and management skills • Possess strong oral and written communication skills and be able to establish and maintain good relationships with colleagues and partners • Ability to work independently and develop systems and procedures • Have an interest in SFCG’s mission and work Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit their application letter and CV via email at sfcg.kg.vacancies@gmail.com before 17h00 on August 26, 2013. Please be sure to include minimum salary requirements (in currency figures) or current salary, projected start date, and to mention where you found this posting. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site www.sfcg.org for full details of our work. 6. VACANCY: RELIGION AND PEACEBUILDING PROGRAM MANAGER, SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND (SFCG), BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: AUGUST 26, 2013 Introduction Search for Common Ground's (SFCG) mission is to transform how individuals, organisations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium and Washington DC, United States of America, with field offices in 31 countries, we design and implement multifaceted programmes that aim to resolve conflict and prevent violence. We seek to help conflicting parties to understand their differences and act on their commonalities. SFCG has worked in Kyrgyzstan since 2011 and is currently recruiting for a full country team. Work Environment The SFCG-Kyrgyzstan program is one of the organization’s newest country offices, with a dynamic and growing team that belongs to a world-wide network of peacebuilding professionals. SFCG-Kyrgyzstan is committed to
  • 10. building a mission-driven team that embodies principles of respect and conflict transformation in our daily work and invests in the professional development of our staff. Summary of Project The British Government, through its Foreign Commonwealth Office and Conflict Pool mechanism, is funding a new national project on faith and the state. A process of research, dialogue, media coverage and trainings will be conducted over two years to seek collaborative approaches to preventing violent extremism. The project team will include a Program Manager, Senior Researcher and Project Assistant, who will be supported by a newly hired Country Director and Finance Manager. The Work The Program Manager will be based in Bishkek and will report to the Country Director and SFCG Asia Regional Director, and is an integral member of the country program. S/he will be responsible for the timely implementation of the activities in the new project, building an action team of partners and staff and measuring the impact of the results of the project. She/he will also support development of a full SFCG country program in Kyrgyzstan. Key Duties and Responsibilities Project Implementation and Program Development • Directly manage implementation of all aspects of project, including setting up project team, managing staff, contracting and overseeing partners, managing budget, and ensuring excellent monitoring and evaluation • Bring experience in working with religious leaders and with government authorities • Prepare and write reports and submissions • Establish an action team for implementation of the project - building partnerships with key partners in the project and staff members • Work with program staff to develop methodologies for carrying out research, dialogue and training activities on faith and the state • Ensure the work planning with the action team, implementation and reporting of the activities in respect of the project to support the program • Manage the various partnerships • Work with the Country Director and Senior Analyst to build appropriate strategy for the rollout of the project • Establish good working relations with relevant stakeholders for the effective implementation of the project including government offices and officials at federal, state and local level, academic institutions, civil society organisations and religious leaders and institutions • Implement, in coordination with the Finance Manager, and financial systems for the execution of the project • Maintain regular written and oral reporting to the Country Director • Maintain responsible media coverage of program events • Conduct a thorough risk assessment, ensure conflict sensitivity, and immediately address any security concerns in partnership with the Country Director • Work with the Country Director, partners and staff to guide the evolving strategy of the country program and contribute to grant-writing and fundraising efforts of SFCG-Kyrgyzstan • Contribute to organizational learning to drive innovation and draw from SFCG’s best practices on faith- state relations • Work with the Country Director and program staff to establish SFCG as a leader in conflict transformation and state-faith relations in Kyrgyzstan. Administration • Establish, manage and evaluate an operational team • Ensure the implementation of project on-time and within budget • Ensure compliance with SFCG Operations Manual policies and procedures • Oversee grant and budget management, ensuring timely grant reporting and compliance with contract and donor guidelines • In collaboration with the Finance Manager, manage and report project finances, establishing and monitoring a system of checks and balances to ensure the program’s financial stability and viability within annual operating budget • Provide capacity building for staff as needed • Demonstrate excellence in incorporating SFCG’s Common Ground principles for conflict transformation throughout all aspects of management and relationship-building. The Program Manager will report to the Country Director.
  • 11. Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Conflict Resolution or related subject, graduate education preferred • Proven experience of working on the issues of religion and the relationship between religion and the state • Proven ability to negotiate multiple relationships with various stakeholders • Demonstrated financial management and program administration experience with international donors • Demonstrated budgeting, proposal writing, and grants management skills • Dynamic leader with creative problem-solving skills, particularly in challenging situations • Knowledge of major donor rules and regulations, and the ability to manage multi-donor funding • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to build and conduct effective professional working relationships at all levels, both internally and externally • Knowledge of conflict resolution theory and practice • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in peacebuilding and/or development • Fluency in English, Russian and Kyrgyz • Willingness to work in a team, fast learning and acquire new skills • Experience working with religious communities is desirable. Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit their application letter and CV via email at sfcg.kg.vacancies@gmail.com before 17:00 on August 26, 2013. Please be sure to include minimum salary requirements (in currency figures) or current salary, projected start date, and to mention where you found this posting. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site www.sfcg.org for full details of our work. ******************************************** END OF THE 463rd LISTSERV ISSUE *********************************************