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    • Здравствуйте, дорогие получатели рассылки! Предлагаем Вам 482-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 8 января 2014 г. В этом выпуске: 1) ANNOUNCEMENTS/ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. IPODI FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHERS AT TU BERLIN IN GERMANY. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014 CRANFIELD MBA SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN APPLICANTS IN UK. DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2014 DORA HARVEY MEMORIAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN UK. DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2014 US/CANADA GRANTS FOR STUDENTS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014 PHD POSITION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT IST AUSTRIA. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014 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. 1. VACANCY: FIELD SPECIALIST, UN WOMEN, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JANUARY 27, 2014 ************************************************* ANNOUNCEMENTS/ ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ ************************************************* IPODI FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHERS AT TU BERLIN IN GERMANY. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014 The International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI) of the Technical University of Berlin is inviting applications for two years fellowship program. IPODI awards seven fellowships per year for all excellent female researchers regardless of their nationality or age and from all fields of research represented at the TU Berlin. Successful candidates will receive additional training in career development and research management and they will be able to expand their professional networks, within both the academic and the private sector. Applications have to be submitted in English via the IPODI Application Portal between October 15, 2013 and January 15, 2014. Study Subject (s): The research proposal has to fit into one of the 275 academic disciplines represented in the seven faculties of the TU Berlin. Course Level: This two years fellowship programme is awarded for postdoctoral researchers. Scholarship Provider: The programme is co-funded by the Marie Curie Programme of the European Union (Cofunding of Regional, National, and International Programmes). Scholarship can be taken at: Germany Eligibility: In order to enter the selection process applications have to meet the following criteria: • The applicant has at least two years and not more than ten years research experience after receiving her doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent). Reference date is the call deadline. In exceptional cases an
    • • • extension of up to three years is possible, for example after career breaks associated with intersectoral mobility (i.e. employment in the private sector) or non-academic mobility (e.g. parental leave or illness). Such career breaks are perceived as advantage in terms of social and organizational competencies and the wider spectrum of experience that such activities may provide and are thus considered within the eligibility criteria. The applicant did not reside or carry out her main activity in Germany for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the call deadline. The research proposal fits into one of the 275 academic disciplines represented in one of the university’s seven faculties and is supported by a cooperating professor of TU Berlin. Scholarship Open for International Students: The IPODI Fellowship Program is open to outstanding researchers of all nationalities. Scholarship Description: The International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI) of the Technische Universität Berlin awards 21 two-year fellowships to outstanding international researchers. The programme is co-funded by the Marie Curie Programme of the European Union (Co-funding of Regional, National, and International Programmes) and is open to all fields of research represented at the TU Berlin. It addresses all excellent female researchers regardless of their nationality or age. Researchers returning from periods of international mobility (researching outside Germany), intersectoral mobility (working in the private sector) or non-academic mobility (e.g. after parental leave) are especially encouraged to apply. IPODI prepares highly-qualified women for leadership positions in science. It is part of an initiative (Wissenschaftlerinnen an die Spitze) that aims at increasing the number of female professors at the TU Berlin. IPODI Fellows will find excellent research conditions in one the seven faculties of the TU Berlin and they will be supported by an experienced mentor. Successful candidates will receive additional training in career development and research management and they will be able to expand their professional networks, within both the academic and the private sector. Number of award(s): There are altogether 21 fellowships available. IPODI awards seven fellowships per year (in 2014, 2015, and 2016) in three internationally open selection rounds with international peer-review. Duration of award(s): Fellowships are awarded for two years. What does it cover? IPODI Fellows will receive: • • • • A two-year employment contract with salaries equal to those of the Marie Curie Programme for experienced researchers, including social security and health insurance as well as pension coverage (salary scale between E 13 and E 14 TV-L), A mobility and a travel allowance, A monthly contribution to research costs, The opportunity for professional training in career development and research management. Selection Criteria: Every application is evaluated by three external reviewers (at least two of them international), who are distinguished experts in the same area of research as the proposals they assess. The external reviewers are asked to evaluate the proposal with regard to i) scientific and personal qualification, ii) quality of the proposal, iii) career perspectives and iv) mentoring perspectives. During its first meeting the IPODI Selection Committee compiles a pre-final ranking list on the basis of the results of the external reviews. Candidates with at least 70% of the maximum point score are invited to Berlin for personal interviews. After the interviews the Selection Committee compiles a final ranking list for funding recommendation on the basis of the results of the external reviews and the results of the interviews. How to Apply: Applications have to be submitted in English via the IPODI Application Portal. Required documents include: • • • • An innovative and independent research proposal and a time plan demonstrating how the proposed objectives are to be achieved, A letter of motivation detailing career perspectives and motivation to apply for IPODI, A letter of support of a cooperating professor of the TU Berlin, Two external letters of reference. Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 15, 2014. Note: The first call for applications will be open from October 15, 2013. Read more: 2014 IPODI Fellowship Program for International Researchers, Germany : 2013 2014 Scholarship Positions http://scholarship-positions.com
    • 2. CRANFIELD MBA SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN APPLICANTS IN UK. DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2014 Cranfield School of Management is offering Cranfield scholarship for Women applicants in the UK. Total two scholarships are available for pursuing Full time MBA (masters) degree at Cranfield School of Management in the UK. Scholarship covers up to £14,000 towards the tuition fees. Scholarship is awarded on the basis of evidence of career progression, senior management potential and interpersonal and team-working skills. GMAT and English language proficiency is required. Application deadline is June 1, 2014. Study Subject (s): This scholarship is for pursuing business administration at Cranfield School of Management in the UK. Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing MBA-Masters at Cranfield School of Management in the UK. Scholarship Provider: Cranfield School of Management Scholarship can be taken at: UK Eligibility: Cranfield School of Management is delighted to offer the Cranfield MBA Scholarship for Women. Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Women International applicants are eligible for this MBA scholarship. Scholarship Description: To recognize the contribution of women in today’s business environment, this scholarship aims is to give an increased number of women the opportunity to study an MBA at Cranfield. Number of award(s): Two scholarships will be offered. Duration of award(s): Not Known What does it cover? Scholarship covers Up to £14,000 towards the tuition fees. Selection Criteria: The admissions board will award the scholarships based on evidence of career progression, senior management potential and interpersonal and team-working skills. Notification: Not Known How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for scholarship applications is 1 June 2014. Read more: MBA Scholarship at Cranfield School of Management in UK, 2014 : 2013 2014 Scholarship Positions http://scholarship-positions.com 3. DORA HARVEY MEMORIAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN UK. DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2014 University of Kent offers research scholarship for Women postgraduate research applicants in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The scholarship is awarded to cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate and is renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance. UK, EU and overseas students who hold a Master’s degree or equivalent at merit or distinction level in a relevant subject can apply for the scholarship. The application deadline is 31st March 2014. Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in the field of Social Sciences at University of Kent in UK. Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing research program at University of Kent in UK. Scholarship Provider: University of Kent, UK Scholarship can be taken at: UK Eligibility: • • • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent at merit or distinction level in a relevant subject The scholarship competition is open to female postgraduate research applicants in the Faculty of Social Sciences only Full-time UK, EU and overseas fee paying students are invited to apply
    • • Applicants must have received an offer to study in the Faculty of Social Sciences for 2014-15, by 24 May 2014 or be a currently registered full-time PhD student at the University of Kent for the following academic year (2014-15) Scholarship Open for International Students: UK, EU and overseas students can apply for these scholarships. Scholarship Description: A generous donation has been received by the University of Kent in memory of Dora Harvey. The purpose of the gift is to help support a full-time female research student in Social Sciences. This scholarship will cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate, and is renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance. Number of award(s): Not Known Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for a maximum of three years. What does it cover? This scholarship will cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate, and is renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance. Selection Criteria: Not Known Notification: Not Known How to Apply: Please send the following by email to scholarships-at-kent.ac.uk or by post to Scholarships Unit, Enrolment Management Services, The Registry, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ. • • • • • • • • Research proposal of approximately 2,000 words, CV, TWO academic references (on official headed paper) that include: full name and status/title of referee, name, address and telephone number of their institution or place of work, details of referee’s relationship to the applicant, full name of the applicant. Note: references from University of Kent academic staff may be emailed from their University email account. Under the UK Data Protection Act 1998, references received by the University may be disclosed to the applicant. Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 March 2014. Read more: 2014 Research Scholarship for UK, EU and Overseas Students in UK : 2013 2014 Scholarship Positions http://scholarship-positions.com 4. US/CANADA GRANTS FOR STUDENTS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014 Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund is offering award for women applicants of developing countries to pursue their degree in the USA and Canada. Applicants must enrolled (in residence) at an accredited U.S. or Canadian educational institution for the academic year 2013-14 and intends to be enrolled for the 2014-15 academic year. An MMMF grant covers only a portion of the total costs for an academic year. Therefore, applicants need to access other financial resources. Application deadline is January 15, 2014. Study Subject (s): The scholarship is provided to learn any of the courses offered by the U.S. or Canadian educational institution. Course Level: This grant for developing country awarded towards the completion of her degree program in Canada and USA. Scholarship Provider: Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Scholarship can be taken at: US / Canada Eligibility: -A woman is eligible to apply for an MMMF grant if she meets all the following criteria: 1. 2. 3. 4. Has a record of service to women and children and a commitment to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries Resides in the U.S. or Canada at the time she submits the application Is enrolled (in residence) at an accredited U.S. or Canadian educational institution for the academic year 2013-14, and intends to be enrolled for the 2014-15 academic year Will use the grant toward the completion of her degree
    • 5. Is a national of a lower or middle income developing member country, as designated by the MMMF Country Eligibility List 6. Is not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, permanent U.S. resident or Canadian Landed Immigrant 7. Intends to return to her country (or other developing country) within two years of completing use of the MMMF grant and perform at least two years of service 8. Demonstrates financial need and satisfactory academic performance 9. Is at least 25 years old by December 31, 2013 10. Is not related to a World Bank Group staff member or his/her spouse. Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Students 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) who are currently studying in the USA or Canada are eligible for this grant. Scholarship Description: For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor. Number of awards offered: Not Known Duration of award(s): Not Known What does it cover? The MMMF awards grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. Selection Criteria: Not known Notification: Only selected recipients will be notified by late March 2014. How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is January 15, 2014. Application is available at http://www.mmmf-grants.org/grants-us.html 5. PHD POSITION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT IST AUSTRIA. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2014 Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is inviting applications for PhD position starting in September 2014. All PhD students admitted to the program will be offered employment contracts at IST Austria and will receive an internationally competitive salary with full social security coverage. The duration of the program is on average four to five years (depending on previous education and individual progress). It is open to applicants from all over the world. In particular, female applicants are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 15, 2014. Study Subject (s): For students entering the program, their research will focus on biology, neuroscience, computer science, and interdisciplinary areas. Course Level: Position is open for PhD program at IST Austria. Scholarship Provider: Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) Scholarship can be taken at: Austria Eligibility: Highly qualified students from all disciplines of the natural sciences, mathematics, computer sciences and any interdisciplinary areas, who are committed to pursue their scientific career in an international research environment, are invited to apply. All applicants must hold a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), or anticipate the completion of the degree before September 2014. Participating students are expected to be
    • proficient in written and oral English. IST Austria is committed to Equality and Diversity. In particular, female applicants are encouraged to apply. Scholarship Open for International Students: It is open to applicants from all over the world. Scholarship Description: The Graduate School of IST Austria allows students to earn a PhD degree. It is open to applicants from all over the world holding either a BS or MS degree (or equivalent). All participants are selected in an annual, institute-wide admissions procedure that assesses their research potential. PhD students take advanced courses and contribute to the research of one or more scientific groups. They are employed by the Institute and paid at an internationally competitive level. The language of research and instruction at IST Austria is English. The length of the doctoral studies depends on previous degrees and individual progress and will on average last four to five years. Duration of award(s): The duration of the program is on average four to five years (depending on previous education and individual progress) and is divided into two phases: before and after the qualifying exam. Entering students holding a Master’s degree will have four-year contracts, and students holding a Bachelor’s degree, fiveyear contracts. The contracts will be extended by one additional year if satisfactory progress is made towards a PhD degree. What does it cover? All PhD students admitted to the program will be offered employment contracts at IST Austria and will receive an internationally competitive salary with full social security coverage. In addition, the PhD program will provide support for: • • • • Travel expenses to scientific conferences and workshops Research stays abroad at collaborating institutions German-language courses Housing – a guest house and four apartment buildings – is available on the IST campus. Depending on availability, a room or apartment can be rented for a period of up to one year after arrival, giving incoming students time to find suitable accommodation for the subsequent years Notification: Short-listed candidates will be invited to IST Austria for interviews and a campus visit in March 2014. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and free accommodation will be provided. Final admission offers will be made shortly after the visit. The deadline for students to accept or decline an offer is April 15, 2014. How to Apply: All applications must be received on-line through a web site. Scholarship Application Deadline: Application files and reference letters must be received by January 15, 2014. Application is available at http://ist.ac.at/graduate-school/ 6. 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: • • • 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/ 7. 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 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: FIELD SPECIALISTS (2 VACANCIES), UN WOMEN, BISHKEK/OSH, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: JANUARY 27, 2014 Background UN Women was established by GA resolution 64/289 of 2 July 2010 on system-wide coherence, with a mandate to assist Member States and the UN system to progress more effectively and efficiently towards the goal of achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women.
    • Since 2001 UN Women (previously as UNIFEM) in Kyrgyzstan has been implementing catalytic initiatives on promoting women's economic, political and social rights. In 2012 a full Country Office was established. The two positions are in support of UN Women's Building a Constituency for Peace Project that is funded under the United Nations Peace and Recovery Facility, PRF which in turn supports the Peace-building Priority Plan confirmed jointly by the Kyrgyz Republic and the United Nations System. The project is commencing in January 2014 and due to complete in June 2016. It works in 23 mainly remote and conflict prone municipalities and towns of ten districts of six provinces of the Kyrgyz Republic. State partners include the State Agency of Religious Affairs under the Presidential Administration and Ministry of the Interior, as well as project area district administrations and municipalities. Likely Implementing Partners include the Rural Advisory Service Jalalabad (RAS) and the Foundation of Tolerance International (FTI). UN Women Kyrgyzstan will directly implement the second component of the project and the focus of the assignment is on this component. However, UN Women will take a direct interest in the implementation, monitoring, supervision and guidance of the two other components and the incumbent will also spend significant time in backstopping these. The project aims at facilitating a higher level of respect for the rule of law and rights, also overcoming divisions in society by • • • engaging youth in activities that build life- and livelihood skills; sensitizing law enforcement and justice sector personnel to human rights in particular of young men and women; building understanding and cooperation between various stakeholders including officials and religious leaders. The project works towards promoting gender equality by involving - especially young - women in all aspects of public life and economic activity, and by building support systems to ensure their rights. The project focusses on bridging ethnic divisions by promoting equal opportunity regardless of ethnic origin, by facilitating side-by- side leaning of life- and livelihood skills and by actively building knowledge of how to be a good citizen based on respecting diversity. Activities prepare students from age 15 upwards to make a decent living from the family land plot. Students learn how a market economy works and the benefit its principles offer the industrious and skilled person. Secondary school students develop life-skills that enable them to secure their rights and those of their peers. Our project aims at enabling them to actively participate in community affairs and to help solve problems affecting their schools and communities. In addition the project aims to provide a platform for diverse stakeholders in municipalities to jointly understand and address problems and conflicts affecting their community. Civil servants and especially security sector personnel are trained to prevent women from being radicalized or criminalized by anti-state elements. 3,000 9th graders of various ethnicities in 30 schools in rural areas are able to effectively use scarce land resources to build successful livelihoods and understand the benefit of joint action, also across ethnic divides. Both men and women are involved in productive agriculture in a market economy as an alternative to poverty induced migration. By knowing about land and water rights conflict over land and pasture use, as well as irrigation water will be largely avoided. Students will learn how to register a business with local self-government and pay the required fees and taxes, and how to ensure equal access of women to natural resources and entrepreneurship (RAS/UNW) 4,000 secondary school students of the 9th, 10th and 11th grade in 30 schools are knowledgeable about human rights of young women and men, as well as gender equality. Students will learn how to conduct a conflict analysis and take action to address the causes, working with law enforcement, local self-government (LSG) institutions and the state towards remedying the situation. By documenting duty bearer performance on upholding the law based on specific cases relating to the infringement of women's human rights and on local conflict (including for instance extortion rackets at school) youth will be empowered to play the role of active citizens in safeguarding the constitutional order (UNW) 460 key individuals across 23 municipalities, half of them LSG, aiyl kenesh members or law enforcement personnel, the other half community leaders such as religious leaders, aksakal court judges, women peace committees etc. are sensitized to human rights of young women and men, including religious rights. They are aware of their duties to protect human rights, justice and peace and they are able to conduct a conflict analysis of their community. They will be able to come up with an action plan for what they are going to change towards justice, lasting peace and the equal involvement of women. The implementation of those action plans will be jointly monitored. A key role is played by local self-government to convene all stakeholders towards preventing, mitigating and transforming conflicts on their territory which will lead to increased trust by citizens in LSG (FTI/UNW) In the third project component UN Women plans to train a wide spectrum of state and non-state stakeholders in conflict prone communities on conflict analysis, -prevention, and -transformation. This activity is complimented by involving community gatekeepers and local self-government in mechanism that will both advise on the law and mediate conflict, as well as to support the formation of local conflict prevention and transformation networks.
    • These networks will advocate for conflict resolution not at the cost of justice as is often the case when aksakal courts 'rule', but by upholding justice and the law, and by guiding conflict parties to conform to the law. Capacity built at community level in the area of informal legal assistance and on conflict prevention will focus on the rights of women and the prevention and mediation of domestic conflict at community level - in accordance with the domestic violence law and other laws. In preparation of the project UN Women in December 2013 conducted activities that support women in having recourse to better services through enhanced capacity of elected female local councilors and local selfgovernment heads in 20 conflict-prone municipalities across the country, with three quarters in the proposed project area. Beneficiaries were trained to advocate for the rights of women and an improved scope of women's political participation. Project activities will contribute to increased effectiveness of women in local decisionmaking in the area of Women Peace and Security and on advocating for ensuring implementation of CEDAW; to building knowledge among elected female officials at local self-government level about their duties to the citizenry; and on the tools to effectively address gender equality shortcomings. In 2013 UN Women launched a project funded by the European Union on "Promoting Gender Justice and Empowerment of Young Women". While Kyrgyz Republic law ensures young persons and women's rights, the reality of the justice sector often enforcing the law selectively encourages widespread rights abuses and a culture of impunity where the vulnerable is at the mercy of the powerful. The project strengthens the capacity of women and men to effectively advocate for gender equality, to monitor effective implementation of gender justice and to promote equal engagement of young women in community level conflict resolution and gender justice after having been qualified under the project to doing so. The project engages youth and youth organizations to advocate for gender justice, and build their capacity to mediate community-level conflicts, thus contributing to mitigating tensions and resolving conflicts at school and university and within their community. These activities coincide with activities planned under the second component of the PRF project. With the aim to ensure effective implementation of the PRF-funded project, UN Women Kyrgyzstan office plans to contract two Field Specialists who will be responsible for project related support which features regular extended field missions to the project area requiring overnight stays in villages. A specific focus shall also be given to lessons-learned documentation and coordination support to national implementing partners. The Field Specialist promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations and commits to high standards of quality, productivity and timeliness in the delivery of tasks. The Project Specialist will meet and apply the highest standards of integrity and impartiality. Incumbents will be fully dedicated to the mandate and the values of UN Women, particularly to promoting Gender Equality as a strategy to reduce conflict, improve livelihoods and ensure fairness and justice; to Women Empowerment underpinning Gender Equality promotion efforts; to inter-ethnic tolerance and concord; and to respect for diversity. Duties and Responsibilities The Field Specialist will: 1. Conduct Regular Field Missions of several day duration to remote areas (40% of time) • Prepare for, mobilise and conduct missions, liaise with partners and arrange for all logistics • Conduct training workshops and monitoring visits, participate in roundtable discussions, provide supervision support and prepare for each input • Document the findings/results/lessons learned and follow-up actions required, obtaining stakeholder commitments to time-bound action and subsequently monitoring implementation • Support and guide responsible parties in the field towards effective and efficient cooperation on project implementation; oversee and support the organization of trainings and events 2. Ensure implementation support to and administration of projects, components and/or activities (30%) • Adapt processes and procedures to ensure achievement of project results and indicators • Assist with coordinating responsible parties towards effective and efficient cooperation on project implementation; oversee and support the organization of trainings and events • Provide support to developing and implementing activities, entering projects into Atlas, prepare for required budget revisions • Prepare draft project documents, work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements and reports required for the purposes of annual work planning, resource mobilization, collaboration with partners, reporting to donors, as well as drafting official letters • Ensure timely and quality implementation of activities under the relevant AWP, monitor budget utilization/implementation in lieu of AWP and project log-frame • Timely prepares progress, narrative & final reports for the Programme • Maintain internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transaction are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas; maintain shadow budget • Help align project interventions with those of state and non-state actors as well as donors
    • • Liaise with government stakeholders, civil society and private sector partners to ensure proper coordination and partnership in common development efforts, present information on project activities, as well as ensure dissemination to broader public • Liaise with implementing partners on routine implementation of the project activities, track use of resources, train and monitor expenditure reports as per FACE • Maintains accurate personnel records of the project as required by UN Women • Supports handling with procurement contracts for goods and services • Maintains project equipment and servicing as well as its records • Ensures the maintenance of a filing system, reports or other documentation related to the programme and administrative matters of the programme in hard and electronic formats • Provides logistics support to programme needs; provide assistance in organizing and holding seminars, conferences, trainings, and meetings • Provides assistance on financial and administrative matters to the project • Arranges travel and hotel reservations, preparation of travel authorizations, processing requests for visas, identity cards and other documents • Assists with recruitment of (Inter)national Experts/Consultants and assists with procurements for goods and services in line with UN Women rules and regulations; • Oversees and coordinates working plans and travel schedules, and quality of reports (Inter)national Experts/ Consultants. Provides logistical support and programmatic guidance to (Inter)national Experts/ Consultants when required • Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and sharing through synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices under the project supported; sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice; assistance in maintenance of a calendar of the most relevant regional/national fora related to the project activities and assistance to facilitate access to that information by partners and relevant UN Women staff; keeping abreast of technical development in Women, Peace and Security 3. Provide visibility to the United Nations' Women, Peace and Security Agenda (10%) • Advocate for WPS UNSCR/NAP1325, UNSG 7-point action plan; and the UN Women mandate • Attend meetings and events on behalf of UN Women 4. Assist international staff with interpretation during meetings and missions (10% of time) 5. Perform other tasks as required, such as taking minutes, assisting other thematic areas (10% of time) Competencies Corporate: • • • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standard Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability Functional: • Knowledge Management and Learning • Shares knowledge and experience • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills • Ability to analyse complex situations from a position of impartiality • Ability to concisely and to the point document information and findings, targeting a specific audience Development and Operational Effectiveness • Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks related to Results Management, including support to design, planning and implementation of the projects, managing data , reporting • Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new system including new IT based systems • Good knowledge of Results Management Guide and Toolkit • Leadership and Self-Management • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure, uses skills of diplomacy • Ability to prioritize and manage competing priorities, grasping the situation quickly • Ability to conduct advocacy on sensitive issues, not avoiding but processing conflict • Required Skills and Experience Education: • Bachelor degree in social sciences, agriculture, economics or other relevant discipline. In case if the discipline is not relevant, a Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline may substitute • Fluency in English and Russian. Working knowledge of Kyrgyz. Knowledge of additional minority languages is an asset but not a requirement Experience:
    • • • • • • • • • Minimum five years of relevant experience in Kyrgyzstan (a Master's degree may substitute for one year of this experience) Work experience must include exposure to public administration or social or economic development activities or agricultural development or banking/finance Work experience must include relevant field-level experience Demonstrated substantive knowledge in the thematic area of gender equality and/or women's social, political or economic empowerment, and of conflict prevention and peace-building methodologies Proven experience in writing project documents and project reports; strong analytical skills Familiarity with either participatory methodologies, for-profit agricultural development systems; microfinance; or democratic governance at the sub-national level Good numerical skills Competent in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.). In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment. For detailed information on the application process please visit the UN Kyrgyz Republic webpage under Announcements/Vacancies and/or Procurements. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted! All online applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/wpcontent/uploads/2011/01/P_11_form_UNwomen.doc ). Alternatively a UN or UNDP P11 can be filled. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment which must be the P11. Applications without the completed P-11 form are incomplete and will NOT be considered for further assessment!!! ******************************************** END OF THE 482nd LISTSERV ISSUE *********************************************