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  • 1. Здравствуйте, дорогие получатели рассылки! Предлагаем Вам 481-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 25 декабря 2013 г. В этом выпуске: 1) ANNOUNCEMENTS/ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ 1. 2. GLOBAL CHANGE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR WOMEN FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN CANADA, 2014. DEADLINE: JANUARY 17, 2013 JAUW INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR WOMEN APPLICANTS IN JAPAN. DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2013 2) VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ: 1. 2. 3. 4. VACANCIES: CONSULTANTS FOR SHORT-TERM (TEMPORARY) ASSIGNMENTS IN CENTRAL ASIA SUB REGION ON GENDER MAINSTREAMING, UN FAO, VARIES IN CENTRAL ASIA (AZERBAIJAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, TAJIKISTAN, TURKMENISTAN, TURKEY OR UZBEKISTAN). DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2013 VACANCY: UNV LEGAL SPECIALIST, OHCHR, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: 31 DECEMBER 2013 VACANCY: CONSULTANTS FOR SHORT-TERM (TEMPORARY) ASSIGNMENTS IN CENTRAL ASIA SUB REGION ON GENDER MAINSTREAMING, UN FAO. DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2013 VACANCY: PROJECT MANAGER, DCA CENTRAL ASIA, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JANUARY 20, 2013 ************************************************* ANNOUNCEMENTS/ ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ ************************************************* 1. GLOBAL CHANGE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR WOMEN FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN CANADA, 2014. DEADLINE: JANUARY 17, 2014 The Coady International Institute St. Francis Xavier University is offering global change leaders scholarship program in Canada. This is a seven-week education program which provides successful candidates with a full scholarship that includes tuition, travel meals and accommodations. Women applicants from developing countries are eligible for this scholarship. Applicant must hold a university degree or a combination of postsecondary education and experience. English language proficiency is required. Application deadline is January 17, 2014. Study Subject (s): Program participants engage in learning grounded in real world experiences and focused on Coady’s core thematic areas. Course Level: The Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program at St. Francis Xavier University. Scholarship Provider: The Coady International Institute St. Francis Xavier University. Scholarship can be taken at: Canada Eligibility:
  • 2. • • • • • • This program is targeted to emerging women leaders from developing countries who are working on development issues. These are women who: Possess a minimum of four years of demonstrated leadership experience in a social or economic development endeavor in sectors such as livelihoods or inclusive economic development, food security, environment, access to education and health care, governance, and the rights of girls and women; Have great drive and passion for their work, demonstrated through their outstanding contributions in their organizations and communities; Are practitioners in civil society organizations including community based organizations and not for profits, or active in public or private institutions, donor/philanthropic agencies, social movements or in a social enterprise/business; Hold a university degree or a combination of post-secondary education and experience; and Have strong oral and written English language competencies. Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Women applicants from developing countries (Afghanistan, Gambia, Mozambique, Bangladesh, The Guinea, Myanmar, Benin, Guinea-Bisau, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Niger, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Somalia, Liberia, Tajikistan, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Malawi, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Albania, Indonesia, Samoa, Armenia, India, São Tomé and Principe, Belize, Iraq, Senegal, Bhutan, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, South Sudan, Cameroon, Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Côte d’Ivoire, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Syrian Arab Republic, Djibouti, Moldova, Timor-Leste, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tonga, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Angola, Ecuador, Palau, Algeria, Gabon, Panama, American Samoa, Grenada, Peru, Antigua and Barbuda, Iran, Islamic Rep., Romania, Argentina, Jamaica, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Serbia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, South Africa, Botswana, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Brazil, Libya, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Suriname, Chile, Macedonia, FYR, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Tunisia, Colombia, Maldives, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Mexico, Tuvalu, Dominica, Montenegro and Uruguay) are eligible for this scholarship. Scholarship Description: The Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program offered by Coady Institute’s International Center for Women’s Leadership. This program enables women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities. Program participants engage in learning grounded in real world experiences and focused on Coady’s core thematic areas. Through a shared learning environment with other emerging women leaders from around the world, participants are exposed to a range of experiences and the beginnings of a potentially lifelong network of support. In operation since 2011, the Global Change Leaders program provides successful candidates with a full scholarship that includes tuition, travel, accommodations, and meals. Program participants also benefit from the guidance and mentorship of accomplished women leaders from around the world. Number of award(s): Not Known Duration of award(s): The Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program. What does it cover? The Global Change Leaders program provides successful candidates with a full scholarship that includes tuition, travel, accommodations, and meals. Program participants also benefit from the guidance and mentorship of accomplished women leaders from around the world. Selection Criteria: The committee will review information provided on application forms, including work experience, personal statements on why applicants think they qualify for this program and the two mandatory references. Skype calls will take place with shortlisted candidates to finalize selection. Notification: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a Skype interview no later than 31 March 2014. How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Scholarship Application Deadline: The online application for the 2014 program is now open and will close on Friday January 17, 2014. Application can be found at http://coady.stfx.ca/themes/women/gcl/ 2. JAUW INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR WOMEN APPLICANTS IN JAPAN. DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2013 Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW) offers international fellowships for Women applicants in Japan. Applicants must be a woman of any nationality other than Japanese, living outside Japan at the time of application. Applicants must have received a Master’s degree or its equivalent and presently work outside
  • 3. academia, or they are a student/researcher higher than MA /its equivalent level (typically of pre-doctoral or dissertation level). Postdoctoral researchers may apply but they may be placed lower in priority. The application deadline is March 31, 2014. Study Subject (s): Fellowships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the Japanese University. Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue ongoing study or research at Japanese University. Scholarship Provider: Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW) Scholarship can be taken at: Japan Eligibility: • • • • • Applicants must be a woman of any nationality other than Japanese, living outside Japan at the time of application. Applicants must have received a Master’s degree or its equivalent and presently work outside academia, or you are a student / researcher higher than MA /its equivalent level (typically of predoctoral or dissertation level). Postdoctoral researchers may apply but they may be placed lower in priority. You have to find a host university or institution in Japan by yourself, and have to submit, at the time of application, a Letter of Acceptance from that host or from your prospective supervisor thereof. JAUW will not extend any help regarding this matter. You have to explain in your proposal why you have to come to stay in Japan to pursue your ongoing study or research. You have to state clearly in your proposal how and in what aspect you will contribute to your home country through your study/ research in Japan. Scholarship Open for International Students: International students (other than Japanese) can apply for these fellowships. Scholarship Description: Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW) is now calling for Applications for its 2014 International Fellowships. This program is to offer core funding to financially help you come and stay in Japan when you have found that it is preferable or very important for you to stay in Japan to further pursue your ongoing study/research. Number of award(s): Two fellowships will be offered. Duration of award(s): This grant is for 5 to 6 months between September 2014 and March 2015, depending on your proposal. What does it cover? • • • • Up to two fellowships will be awarded under this Program. The amount of grant will range from ¥700,000 to ¥1,000,000 per grantee. The duration of your stay in Japan and various other factors will be taken into consideration in deciding the total amount of grant. This grant is for 5 to 6 months between September 2014 and March 2015, depending on your proposal. One third of the total amount will be paid at the time of your arrival in Japan. The rest will normally be paid within 40 days after the initial payment. However, the latter amount (i.e. two thirds of the total) may be payable in two or three installments, depending on the circumstances surrounding the grantee in Japan. Notification: The winners of this fellowship will be notified by e-mail in early June, 2014. At the end of June, their names will be made public on the JAUW web-site. How to Apply: • • • Applications must be submitted using the official forms, downloaded from JAUW homepage. All entries of the Application Forms must be single spaced, and typed in English. The format must be kept as specified in each form. Three copies of each of the completed Application Forms (i.e. both part 1 and part 2), and all other Application documents must be sent in one single packet via airmail. Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 31, 2014. ************************************************** VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ: ************************************************** 1. VACANCIES: CONSULTANTS FOR SHORT-TERM (TEMPORARY) ASSIGNMENTS IN CENTRAL ASIA SUB REGION ON GENDER MAINSTREAMING, UN FAO, VARIES IN
  • 4. CENTRAL ASIA (AZERBAIJAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, TAJIKISTAN, TURKMENISTAN, TURKEY OR UZBEKISTAN). DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2013 Gender equality is central to FAO’s mandate for achieving food security for all by raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity and natural resource management and, improving the lives of rural population. Working towards gender equality will increase the impact of FAO interventions, while at the same time contribute to the achievement of the broader UN goal of human rights and social justice. FAO can only achieve its goals if it works simultaneously towards gender equality and supports women’s diverse roles in agriculture and rural development. In this context, the FAO Subregional Office for Central Asia (SEC) is looking at establishing a roster of experts on gender mainstreaming in Central Asia. Under the overall supervision of the Subregional Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Gender Focal Point, in close collaboration with other members of the Multidisciplinary Team and the Gender Team at the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, along with the guidance of FAO country offices and in consultation with Ministries of Agriculture and other Government Ministries and Agencies responsible for gender issues in the sub region, the experts will be requested to support FAO normative and field activities on gender mainstreaming in Central Asia at both regional and country levels. More specifically, the experts will support activities such as • • • • • • • • To carry out a gender audit of the FAO Sub-Regional office for Central Asia To carry out a gender analysis for all strategic objectives, integrate gender issues and measure gender implementation progress To understand the gender dimension of relevant sectors (e.g. fisheries and aquaculture) in Central Asia To carry out a country gender assessment of the national agriculture and rural development sector and integrate gender issues in country programming frameworks To conduct a gender equality stock-taking exercise To strengthen capacities of Member Countries to collect, analyze, report and use gender disaggregated data To carry out a gender analysis during the formulation and/or implementation of field programmes/projects To develop and implement capacity development activities on gender mainstreaming Qualifications: • • Minimum Master’s degree in social sciences or equivalent, At least 5 years of relevant experience in one or more of the following thematic categories: Thematic categories: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Gender Disaggregated Statistics Country Gender Assessment Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) Gender and Food security/Nutrition Gender and Food Safety Gender and Sustainable Crop Production Gender and Sustainable Livestock Production Gender and management of Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources Gender and Sustainable development of Forest and Tree resources Gender and Land tenure Gender and Natural Resources Management (focusing on land, soil and water resources management) Gender and Agribusiness and Marketing Gender and Rural investment Gender and Climate Change / Disaster Risk Management Relevant experience in one or more of the following core functions: Core functions: • • • • • • • • • • Capacity development Partnership Advocacy and communication Data, information and statistics Normative and standard setting instruments Policy Dialogue Knowledge, Technologies and good practices Field Programme Development and Management Monitoring and Evaluation Gender Audit
  • 5. Familiarization with work, guidelines and manuals of the UN system in general and FAO in particular on the subject. Experience desirable in one or more of the following countries : Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan Demonstrated capacity to work in teams with colleagues and collaborators of different disciplines and national and cultural background, Good verbal and written communication skills Language and computer skills: • • • Computer and internet literacy, Demonstrated ability to speak and write fluently in English or Russian and limited knowledge of the other language, Russian is preferable. Contact information For this position, a duly completed Personal Profile Form (PPF) generated from FAO’s IRecruitment portal is to be submitted together with a cover letter. Please apply for this VA through IRC 2348 in iRecruitment and also send a copy of your Personal Profile form (PPF) and cover letter to sec.recruitment@fao.org Kindly note that attached resumes or CVs in place of the PPF will not be accepted. In order to prepare a Personal Profile Form, you must first register on the FAO iRecruitment site (click on the following link to register): http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ ***As you fill in your information online you should make sure to click Save after each section before logging out. Also be aware that the session times out after 20 minutes of inactivity. For details, please visit: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Employment/docs/creating_your_application_irec.pdf http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Employment/iRec/iRC_UG08_ExternalApplicant_UserGuide.pdf Supporting documents can be found at http://un.org.kg/en/work-with-un/article/84-vacancy/6038-consultants-forshort-term-temporary-assignments-in-central-asia-sub-region-on-gender-mainstreaming 2. VACANCY: UNV LEGAL SPECIALIST, OHCHR, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: 31 DECEMBER 2013 The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and; development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits; both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers. In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively4 and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities- as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make, the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive. 1. UNV Assignment Title: Legal Specialist 2. Type of Assignment: National UN Volunteer 3. Project Title: OHCHR 4. Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension 5. Location, Country: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 6. Expected Starting Date: As soon as possible
  • 6. 7. Brief Project Description: The overall objective of the Project is to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights in Central Asia that Is, to contribute towards stabilization and conflict prevention. The Project's Workplan relates primarily to Kyrgyzstan with some activities planned in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. Specific Project objectives: • • • • Support Kyrgyzstan with implementation of recommendations relating to rule of law and stability from reports of Kyrgyzstan Inquiry Commission (KIC), UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (HC) and Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in conjunction with those of Treaty Bodies (ТВ) and Special Procedure (SP) Mandate Holders. Promote the stability benefits of effective mechanisms for redress and respect for the rule of law. Prevent the escalation of ethnic tensions and human rights violations through monitoring, advocacy, research, analysis, policy review and advancing the rights of minorities in Central Asia. Support national authorities to address and alleviate inter-ethnic tensions and those caused by housing, land and property (HLP) issues, building up mid- and long-term national capacity in this regard. 8. Host Agency/Host Institute: Regional Office of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for Central Asia 9. Organizational Context: The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) works worldwide to promote and protect human rights. Globally, OHCHR has identified country engagement as one of its major priorities and specifically Central Asia as an area for increased attention. OHCHR has an office in Bishkek and expects to finalize in the near future a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to establish a Regional Office for Central Asia. The Regional Office will carry out promotion and protection activities in cooperation with governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as relevant United Nations partners in the region. The OHCHR office in Bishkek has already begun work on issues related to civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, it provides resources and expertise on human rights practice worldwide and on implementing a United Nations Volunteers. UN Volunteers m administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) inspiration in action human rights based approach to development work. Once the Regional Office is established, it will expand this work and will: • Serve a representational function (represent OHCHR in the region, at meetings, events and for public statements); • Promote the accession to the international human rights mechanisms as well as encourage regular reporting stipulated in them; • Provide technical expertise to governments and others to improve rights protection; • Support national human rights institutions and relevant civil society organizations, including human rights defenders; • Work with national UN Country Teams to mainstream human rights in their programmes; • Undertake standard protection activities, including through the provision of assistance to access international human rights mechanisms, monitoring, analysis and advocacy work. 10. Type of Assignment Place: assignment with family 11. Description of tasks: Under the direct supervision of OHCHR Regional Representative the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Conduct substantive research and analysis of human rights issues/events and address their impact on the human rights situation in the region; • Compile selected cases of human rights violations through interviewing victims and witnesses, conducting fact-finding missions, trial monitoring and gathering relevant documentation and information from various resources; • conducting trial monitoring; • Contribute to consolidate information and analyze relevant aspects of cases in order to identify trends, possible pattern of human rights violations and systematic practice in the region; • Assist in planning, designing and implementing capacity-building projects and activities in the region; • Contribute to a variety of reports, briefings and statements on human rights violations/situations in the region; • Assist national and international partners in rights protection activities; • Perform other duties as required. • Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities {for instance in events that mark IVD); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • 7. • • • • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible. 12. Results/Expected Output: • • • • • • • • • • The human rights values and principles in the region promoted; The rights of victims of human rights violations protected; The human rights practice in the region improved; Documented research and analysis papers on human rights issues/events and how human rights Compilation of cases of human rights violations through interviews, fact-finding missions, trial monitoring and gathering relevant documentation and information from various sources. Documentation of conducted trial monitoring. Documented contributions to analysis of relevant aspects of cases looking through patterns of human rights' violations and systemic practices in the region. Documentation on assistance to planning, designing and implementing capacity-building projects and activities in the region as well as to variety of reports, briefings and statements on human rights violations/situations in the region. The capacity-building projects and human rights activities in the region implemented; A final statement of achievements towards volunteer ism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed. 13. Qualifications/Requirements: • • • • • • • • University degree in law; A minimum of 3 years of work experience as a legal officer, jurist or lawyer; Knowledge of the national legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic ; Experience in using online databases on national legislation (e.g. Toktom or Adviser); Computer literacy (MS Office); Fluent Russian (excellent writing skills are especially important). Fluency in English. Knowledge in Kyrgyz or Uzbek, Tajik (Farsi) would be an asset; Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; Ability to manage competing deadlines and prioritize own workload. Desirable: • • • Previous experience in monitoring and documenting human rights violations; Previous participation in human rights trainings (national or international); Knowledge of the UN individual complaint mechanisms (through Optional Protocols or Special Procedures). 13. Living Conditions: • Bishkek is a capital of Kyrgyzstan. It is currently under security phase II and the UN is well established in the country. 14. Conditions of Service • A 12-month contract; monthly volunteer living allowance (VLA) intended to cover housing, basic needs and utilities, equivalent to US$ 422.00; settling-in-grant (if applicable); life, health, and permanent disability insurance; return airfares (if applicable); resettlement allowance for satisfactory service Supporting documents and form P.11 can be found at http://un.org.kg/en/work-with-un/article/84-vacancy/6063unv-legal-specialist 3. VACANCY: CONSULTANTS FOR SHORT-TERM (TEMPORARY) ASSIGNMENTS IN CENTRAL ASIA SUB REGION ON GENDER MAINSTREAMING, UN FAO. DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2013 Contract type Agency Duration Place Personal Services Agreement(PSA) FAO Varies in duration (daily, weekly or monthly basis) Varies in Central Asia (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey or Uzbekistan
  • 8. Gender equality is central to FAO’s mandate for achieving food security for all by raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity and natural resource management and, improving the lives of rural population. Working towards gender equality will increase the impact of FAO interventions, while at the same time contribute to the achievement of the broader UN goal of human rights and social justice. FAO can only achieve its goals if it works simultaneously towards gender equality and supports women’s diverse roles in agriculture and rural development. In this context, the FAO Subregional Office for Central Asia (SEC) is looking at establishing a roster of experts on gender mainstreaming in Central Asia. Under the overall supervision of the Subregional Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Gender Focal Point, in close collaboration with other members of the Multidisciplinary Team and the Gender Team at the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, along with the guidance of FAO country offices and in consultation with Ministries of Agriculture and other Government Ministries and Agencies responsible for gender issues in the sub region, the experts will be requested to support FAO normative and field activities on gender mainstreaming in Central Asia at both regional and country levels. More specifically, the experts will support activities such as • • • • • • • • To carry out a gender audit of the FAO Sub-Regional office for Central Asia To carry out a gender analysis for all strategic objectives, integrate gender issues and measure gender implementation progress To understand the gender dimension of relevant sectors (e.g. fisheries and aquaculture) in Central Asia To carry out a country gender assessment of the national agriculture and rural development sector and integrate gender issues in country programming frameworks To conduct a gender equality stock-taking exercise To strengthen capacities of Member Countries to collect, analyze, report and use gender disaggregated data To carry out a gender analysis during the formulation and/or implementation of field programmes/projects To develop and implement capacity development activities on gender mainstreaming Qualifications: • • Minimum Master’s degree in social sciences or equivalent, At least 5 years of relevant experience in one or more of the following thematic categories: Thematic categories: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Gender Disaggregated Statistics Country Gender Assessment Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) Gender and Food security/Nutrition Gender and Food Safety Gender and Sustainable Crop Production Gender and Sustainable Livestock Production Gender and management of Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources Gender and Sustainable development of Forest and Tree resources Gender and Land tenure Gender and Natural Resources Management (focusing on land, soil and water resources management) 12. Gender and Agribusiness and Marketing 13. Gender and Rural investment 14. Gender and Climate Change / Disaster Risk Management Relevant experience in one or more of the following core functions: Core functions: • • • • • • • • • • Capacity development Partnership Advocacy and communication Data, information and statistics Normative and standard setting instruments Policy Dialogue Knowledge, Technologies and good practices Field Programme Development and Management Monitoring and Evaluation Gender Audit
  • 9. • • • • Familiarization with work, guidelines and manuals of the UN system in general and FAO in particular on the subject. Experience desirable in one or more of the following countries : Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan Demonstrated capacity to work in teams with colleagues and collaborators of different disciplines and national and cultural background, Good verbal and written communication skills Language and computer skills: • • • Computer and internet literacy, Demonstrated ability to speak and write fluently in English or Russian and limited knowledge of the other language, Russian is preferable. Contact information For this position, a duly completed Personal Profile Form (PPF) generated from FAO’s IRecruitment portal is to be submitted together with a cover letter. Please apply for this VA through IRC 2348 in iRecruitment and also send a copy of your Personal Profile form (PPF) and cover letter to sec.recruitment@fao.org Kindly note that attached resumes or CVs in place of the PPF will not be accepted. In order to prepare a Personal Profile Form, you must first register on the FAO iRecruitment site (click on the following link to register): http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ ***As you fill in your information online you should make sure to click Save after each section before logging out. Also be aware that the session times out after 20 minutes of inactivity. For details, please visit: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Employment/docs/creating_your_application_irec.pdf AND http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Employment/iRec/iRC_UG08_ExternalApplicant_UserGuide.pdf http://un.org.kg/en/work-with-un/article/84-vacancy/6038-consultants-for-short-term-temporary-assignments-incentral-asia-sub-region-on-gender-mainstreaming 4. VACANCY: PROJECT KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JANUARY 20, 2013 MANAGER, DCA CENTRAL ASIA, BISHKEK, DCA CENTRAL ASIA is announcing a vacancy for “Project Manager” All interested candidates should send cover letter, 2 recommendation letters, CV in English with indication “Project Manager” title not later than 9:00 Bishkek time 20 January 2014 to Tatiana Zorina: dca.kg.recruitment@gmail.com or submit all the documents in the sealed envelope to the address: 215, Manaschi Sagynbai Street, Bishkek. Only candidates meeting the essential requirements will be invited for the written test and interview. Please, see below job description for more information. Job title Working hours pr week Contract period Location DCA EIDHR Project Manager in Kyrgyzstan (DCA EIDHR KG PM) 40 hours Two years (starting February 1, 2014) Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Purpose of the job (brief) The Project Manager will be responsible for managing of the DCA CA/EIDHR project entitled “Simplifying civil registration, securing human rights” (February 1, 2014 – January 31, 2016) through efficient, proactive and effective management of the project and project staff. Main tasks Project Management• • In cooperation with DCA, the Programme Officer ensures that the project is run according to the General and Specific conditions of the European Commission. Keeps DCA CA Programme staff informed about all substantive and administrative matters related, directly or indirectly, to the project.
  • 10. • • • • • • • • Prepares bi-annual plans based on project document and input from the implementing partners, target groups and other stakeholders. Monitors the project expenditures in cooperation with DCA Financial Officer (DCA FO), partners’ Project Managers and Financial Officers. Promotes participatory approach and mobilization of project target groups and beneficiaries and reflect them in reports. Monitors and evaluates the progress of the project in close coordination with the Project Management Team. Properly monitors DCA and partners’ reporting practices and maintains electronic and paper filing system according to EU requirements. Compiles narrative reports and ensures that correct and timely reports, including financial reports, are submitted to DCA CA programme and finance departments. Organises the periodic review and planning meetings in collaboration with the partners’ project team and DCA Programme Officer. Oversees procurements in close corporation with DCA CA and project partners’ FOs, PMs through established Project Procurement Committee. Networking and Coordination • • • • Liaises with partners’ management and DCA CA to ensure optimal implementation following the rules and regulations of the EU. Liaises with respective local authorities, EIDHR projects and other relevant stakeholders. Represents DCA CA whenever assigned by the DCA Management. Facilitates communication within the project according to the Communication Chart/Organigram established under the project. Qualification and experience required • • • • • • Masters degree or equivalent relevant to the field on civil society development, public administration or law At least 3 years of relevant experience in project implementation and administration General knowledge and sensitiveness in the area of human rights, gender, advocacy and internal migration issues Experience in Project Monitoring and Evaluation using LFA tool Ability to communicate clearly (verbal and written) in English, Kyrgyz, and Russian. Initiative, ability to work independently, sound judgment and demonstrated good interpersonal relations with staff members from different social backgrounds. Qualifications and experience desirable • • Expertise in developing Monitoring and Evaluation system for projects Networking and partnership building ******************************************** END OF THE 481st LISTSERV ISSUE *********************************************