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  1. 1. Здравствуйте, дорогие получатели рассылки!Предлагаем Вам 412-й выпуск электронной рассылки для кыргызстанских выпускников программГосдепартамента США. Вы получаете данное сообщение потому, что Вы либо являетесь выпускникомпрограммы обмена, спонсируемой правительством США, либо Вы запросили данную информацию. Внастоящее время в списке получателей рассылки зарегистрировано около 1000 электронных адресов.Электронная рассылка для кыргызстанских выпускников программ Госдепартамента США предназначена дляинформирования о мероприятиях, проводимых для выпускников, а также для распространения новостей иобъявлений 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 вправераспространять ее среди всех заинтересованных лиц.У этого сообщения нет приложений, поэтому из соображений безопасности не открывайте возможныхприкрепленных файлов. Для Вашего удобства, теперь выпуски электронной рассылки размещаются вформате 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 каждуюсреду.Сообщения, отправленные напрямую на электронный адрес рассылки, блокируются.Сегодня 1 августа 2012 г. В этом выпуске:*************************************************************1) ANNOUNCEMENTS/ ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ:1. КОНКУРС НА КРЕАТИВНЫЙ ПРОЕКТ, НАПРАВЛЕННЫЙ НА ЗАЩИТУ И ПРОДВИЖЕНИЕ ПРАВ ЧЕЛОВЕКА, РАЗРЕШЕНИЕ СОЦИАЛЬНЫХ ПРОБЛЕМ, МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫЙ ФЕСТИВАЛЬ ДОКУМЕНТАЛЬНЫХ ФИЛЬМОВ ПО ПРАВАМ ЧЕЛОВЕКА «БИР ДУЙНО КЫРГЫЗСТАН», БИШКЕК, КЫРГЫЗСТАН.2) VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ:1. VACANCY: CHIEF OF PARTY, BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM, IREX KYRGYZSTAN, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN.2. VACANCY: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM, IREX KYRGYZSTAN, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN.3. VACANCY: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FOUNDATION OF CENTRAL ASIA, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: AUGUST 7, 20124. VACANCY: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND (UNICEF), BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: AUGUST 3, 20125. VACANCY: TRANSLATOR, -REGIONAL OFFICE OF THE OFFICE OF THE UN HIGH COMMISSIONEFOR R HUMAN RIGHTS (OHCHR) FOR CENTRAL ASIA, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: AUGUST 3, 2012 ************************************************** ANNOUNCEMENTS/ ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ: **************************************************1. КОНКУРС НА КРЕАТИВНЫЙ ПРОЕКТ, НАПРАВЛЕННЫЙ НА ЗАЩИТУ И ПРОДВИЖЕНИЕ ПРАВ ЧЕЛОВЕКА, РАЗРЕШЕНИЕ СОЦИАЛЬНЫХ ПРОБЛЕМ, МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫЙ ФЕСТИВАЛЬ ДОКУМЕНТАЛЬНЫХ ФИЛЬМОВ ПО ПРАВАМ ЧЕЛОВЕКА «БИР ДУЙНО КЫРГЫЗСТАН», БИШКЕК, КЫРГЫЗСТАН. Международный фестиваль документальных фильмов по правам человека «Бир Дуйно Кыргызстан», реализуемый правозащитным центром «Граждане против коррупции» объявляет конкурс на оригинальный, креативный проект, направленный на защиту и продвижение прав человека, разрешение социальных проблем среди молодежных неправительственных организаций, инициативных групп, молодежных проектов и молодежных движений. Победителей ждут ценные призы, главным из которых будет презентация оригинального проекта на торжественной церемонии открытия Международного фестиваля документальных фильмов по правам человека «Бир Дуйно Кыргызстан», где также будут презентованы оригинальные молодежные проекты из Египта, России и Бельгии. Требования к проектам: Участники:
  2. 2. • молодежные неправительственные организации • инициативные группы • молодежные проекты • молодежные движения • студенты и школьники Форма: • Презентация на PowerPoint (5-10 минутный) – креативное и юмористичное оформление приветствуются! Охват: • Кыргызстан. Адрес: г. Бишкек, ул. Исанова 8Б. Телефоны: 0312 314240; 0312 314238. Вы также можете направить электронный вариант презентации на электронный адрес: birduino@gmail.com Основные темы фестиваля 2012 года: • Права человека и гражданина • Права детей • Права женщин • Коррупция • Право граждан знать свои права • Права мигрантов • Права национальных меньшинств • Права граждан в закрытых учреждениях • Права уязвимых групп населения • Экологическая безопасность • Новое документальное кино Кыргызстана Фестиваль будет проходить с 24 по 28 сентября 2012 года в городе Бишкек и продолжится во всех регионах Кыргызстана, а с 18 октября 2012 года продолжится в Республике Таджикистан. «Бир Дуйно Кыргызстан» - является единственным ежегодным фестивалем документальных фильмов по правам человека в Кыргызстане. Подробнее можете узнать на сайте «Бир Дуйно Кыргызстан» - www.birduino.kg ************************************************** VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ: **************************************************1. VACANCY: CHIEF OF PARTY, BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM, IREX KYRGYZSTAN, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. About IREX IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $60 million and a staff of over 500 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries. Summary of Position IREX seeks candidates for a Chief of Party to work on a potential basic education program focusing on in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in implementing and managing basic education development programs in the region, and have a proven track record of providing expertise through training, mentoring, analysis or on-site consulting in the following areas: • Basic education, including expertise in best practices of literacy and numeracy instruction, teacher development, school management, EGRA methodology, and technology for education;
  3. 3. • Ministry of Education-level capacity building. The position is contingent on funding. Summary of Responsibilities: IREX COPs maintain overall responsibility for meeting program objectives and are based in the country of performance. Among other duties COPs: • Provide vision and strategic direction for the program • Develop and implement a plan of activities to meet program objectives • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with local organizations • Serve as primary liaison with donor(s) • Coordinate with local, regional and international organizations active in the education sector • Manage and mentor project staff • Coordinate with home office • Oversee project budgeting and ensure budget discipline • Oversee monitoring, evaluation and reporting on program activities Skills and Qualifications: • Minimum 10 years professional experience in basic education development preferred • Demonstrated commitment to education professionalism and development required • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver effective capacity building programming and/or professional consultations in one or more of the mentioned areas of education sector support • Regional experience strongly preferred • Experience managing donor-funded activities required; USAID experience strongly preferred • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop staff, manage budgets and plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives • Strong representational and organizational skills required • Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English required; knowledge of additional languages preferred To Apply Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. No phone calls please2. VACANCY: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM, IREX KYRGYZSTAN, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. About IREX IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $60 million and a staff of over 500 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries. Summary of Position IREX seeks a Financial Management Specialist for an anticipated USAID-funded basic education program in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The Finance Manager will support the Chief of Party in meeting program objectives and will be responsible for oversight of project finances and grant-making activities. The position is contingent on funding. Summary of Responsibilities: • Assure that the program meets all IREX, USAID and host country requirements relative to USAID funds accountability and operations within the region • Track and analyze all costs incurred under the contract • Maintain financial records for all contract activities, including tuition and other costs for degree programs, short-term technical training, and internships
  4. 4. • Ensure that appropriate financial record-keeping policies and practices are established and maintained • Ensure that all procurement is in compliance with IREX policy and U.S. government regulations • Monitor project budgets and provide required reporting • Coordinate with IREX Finance team in CAR and at the home office Skills and Qualifications: • Advanced degree in business administration and management; with certification in accounting. • Proven expertise with USG financial management and budgeting laws, regulations and practices. • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in finance in the non-profit, private and/or government sector. • Experience in managing large annual operating budget of approximately $10 million per year. • Demonstrated ability to work with host government and cooperating partners in implementing a complex project in the field under challenging circumstances. • Skilled in managing and compiling financial data for reporting and ensuring compliance with all donor requirements. • Excellent computer skills as they relate to financial management. • Excellent interpersonal and team work skills. • Superior written and oral communication skills in English are essential. To Apply Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. No phone calls please3. VACANCY: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FOUNDATION OF CENTRAL ASIA, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: AUGUST 7, 2012 The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia is seeking an Executive Director to oversee its programs in Kyrgyzstan. The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia mobilizes public and private resources to help citizens participate in building their future by strengthening their communities and improving their civic and economic wellbeing. More information can be found at www.ef-ca.org The Executive Director will be the foundation’s senior representative in Kyrgyzstan, overseeing multimillion dollar dynamic development programs. He or she reports to EFCA’s President. He or she will: • Develop programs based on the country’s needs and funding opportunities and consistent with EFCA’s mission • Exercise financial and human resources management over a 25-person office in Bishkek and oversee the management of Osh office • Develop and implement an overall strategy and budget for the foundation in Kyrgyzstan • Serve as the foundation’s spokesperson in Kyrgyzstan and promote the image of the foundation with key donors and partners The successful candidate will have: • Substantial management experience of international projects • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills • A strong understanding of Kyrgyzstan’s development needs, and the ability to design and identify projects to address them • Education should be to the level of a masters degree or equivalent, preferably in the area of public policy, international development, or business management • Fluency in Russian and English; Kyrgyz desired Citizens of Kyrgyzstan and other countries will be considered. Candidates should send a resume and a cover letter which demonstrate that they have the proper background for this position to azalia@ef-ca.org by COB August 7, 2012. Refer to “EFCA Kyrgyzstan Director.”4. VACANCY: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND (UNICEF), BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: AUGUST 3, 2012
  5. 5. The Office of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Kyrgyz Republic announces the vacancy for the post of: Executive Assistant, GS 5 (Fixed-Term Contract). Under the supervision of UNICEF Country Office Representative, the incumbent performs secretarial functions. The duties and responsibilities of the posts include: • Arranges appointments and maintains supervisor’s calendar, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion. • Arranges meetings, both internal and external, some involving high-ranking officials, and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings. • Prepares informal translations and may act as interpreter. • Takes dictation using shorthand on a variety of subject matters and transcribes, ensuring that spelling, punctuation and format are correct. Types correspondence, documents and reports, some of which are highly confidential. • Receives, screens, logs and routes correspondence, attaches necessary background information and maintains follow-up system. • Drafts non-substantive correspondence and ensures follow-up. • Maintains policy, confidential and general files. • Clears correspondence for conformity with established procedures and accuracy of statements before being signed by supervisor. • Selects and makes pertinent abstracts, and undertakes searches for information. • Keeps lists of names, addresses and telephone numbers of ministers, government officials and members of the diplomatic corps. • Makes travel arrangements for the supervisor and performs liaison duties with other units. • Performs other duties, as required. Background: The successful candidate shall have: • University degree in Linguistics, Social Science or related field; • Five years secretarial experience; • Fluency in Russian and English, knowledge of Kyrgyz is an asset; • Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments; • Аbility to work under time pressure; • Work harmoniously with colleagues and be co-operative to assist others during peak load and absenteeism of other staff; • А positive and pleasant disposition towards work responsibility; • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization; • Knowledge of software applications is an asset. Contact Information: If you have experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children and match the profile outlined, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, and a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (P11), indicating vacancy notice (VN-KIRA/2012/05) reference number to the address below by 18:00, 03 August 2012: • UNICEF, 160 Chui Avenue, UN House, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic The documents should be submitted in a closed envelope marked: Application for the UNICEF post “Executive Assistant”. Candidates applying to UNICEF previously should apply again. Applications by fax will NOT be accepted. Telephone inquiries will NOT be entertained. Only candidates meeting the essential requirements will be considered. Only short-listed candidates meeting the essential requirements will be called for interview. The selected candidate will be offered a fixed- term contract for 1 year as per UNICEF standard terms and conditions, with the possibility of extension. UNICEF is equal opportunity employer for men and women. P 1.1 form and supporting documents can be downloaded from http://un.org.kg/en/work-with-un/article/84- Vacancy/5406-executive-assistant-gs-55. VACANCY: TRANSLATOR, -REGIONAL OFFICE OF THE OFFICE OF THE UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (OHCHR) FOR CENTRAL ASIA, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: AUGUST 3, 2012
  6. 6. Project Name: Regional Office of the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for Central Asia in BishkekShort title of Assignment: Perform interpreting/translating servicesDuty station: Osh, Kyrgyz RepublicApplication deadline: 03 Augus2t 012Type of Contract: ICDuration of Contract: 3 months, from August 5 till October 31 2012Background:Under the overall guidance and directs supervision of Coordinator/Human Rights Officer, theInterpreter/Translator provides interpreting/translating services OHCHR personnel, UN Staff on Mission,Consultants and Experts. The Interpreter/Translator demonstrates a client oriented approach, high sense ofresponsibility, and the ability to work with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.Objective:The key objective of an interpreter/translator is to perform interpreting/translating services of oral and/or writtencommunications between English and Russian/Kyrgyz languages in a variety of settings.Scope of work: • Provide interpreting/translating services to OHCHR personnel and other individuals for OHCHR events. • Translating orally or in writing all documents presented by staff and other individuals. • Check translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure that they are accurate and remain consistent throughout translation revisions. • Proofread, edit and revise translated materials. Review translated materials for accuracy of meaning, grammar and syntax. • Prepare written translations of instructional materials, correspondence and forms from English into Russian/Kyrgyz and vice versa when appropriate for use by staff and other individuals. • Utilize equipment such as data processing equipment, copy machines, scanner, fax machine, ext. • Answer inquiries from witnesses, NGO representatives, officials and individuals and interpret and explain words and phrases for meaning and appropriatenessReporting requirements:Interpreter/Translator will submit interim report in agreed format stating all actions (translating documents andinterpreting services) taken during the assignment. First installment will be paid after submission of interim reportapproved by Head of Office. Upon completion of the assignment the Interpreter/Translator will submit final reportfor the whole assignment to be approved by the Head Office/Human Rights Officer and serve as a justificationfor final payment.Qualifications and Competences Required: • Bachelor degree in Linguistics, philology or other related fields • Work experience: at least one year in translation and interpretation, preferable with international organizations • Organizational and communication skills • Good presentation and teamwork skills • Computer skills (MS Office, Internet Explorer and others) • Language skills: knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar. Knowledge of the structure and content of Russian/Kyrgyz languages including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.To apply please send application letter, P11 form and recommendation letters in English, indicating vacancy andcity to the email rsadyraliev@ohchr.org.kg Application without P11 form will not be considered.More detailed information about the vacancy and form P 11 can be downloaded fromhttp://un.org.kg/en/work-with-un/article/84-Vacancy/5403-translator-ohchr ******************************************** END OF THE 412th LISTSERV ISSUE *********************************************

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