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  1. 1. Здравствуйте, дорогие получатели рассылки!Предлагаем Вам 416-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 5 сентября 2012 г. В этом выпуске:*************************************************************1) ANNOUNCEMENTS/ ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ:1. VISITING SCHOLARS AND RESEARCH FELLOWS PROGRAM, TIAN SHAN POLICY CENTER, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ASIA2. FULBRIGHT FOREIGN RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2013-2014, US EMBASSY, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 19, 20123. OPPORTUNITY GRANT PROGRAM, EDUCATIONUSA ADVISING OR RESOURCE CENTERS (EACS) IN BISHKEK, OSH, KARAKOL, AND NARYN2) VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ:1. ВАКАНСИЯ: ДИРЕКТОРА ПРОГРАММЫ «БЮДЖЕТНАЯ ПРОЗРАЧНОСТЬ И ПОДОТЧЕТНОСТЬ», ФОНД «СОРОС–КЫРГЫЗСТАН», БИШКЕК, КЫРГЫЗСТАН, ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПОДАЧИ ДОКУМЕНТОВ: 14 СЕНТЯБРЯ 2012 ГОДА2. ВАКАНСИЯ: ДИРЕКТОРА ПРОГРАММЫ «ОБЩЕСТВЕННОЕ УПРАВЛЕНИЕ», ФОНД «СОРОС– КЫРГЫЗСТАН», ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПОДАЧИ ДОКУМЕНТОВ: 14 СЕНТЯБРЯ 2012 Г.3. ВАКАНСИЯ: ВОДИТЕЛЬ, ФОНД «СОРОС-КЫРГЫЗСТАН», ФОНД «СОРОС–КЫРГЫЗСТАН», ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПОДАЧИ ДОКУМЕНТОВ: 14 СЕНТЯБРЯ 2012 Г.4. VACANCY: COMMUNICATIONS AND MONITORING & EVALUATION OFFICER, SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND (SFCG), OSH, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10, 20125. VACANCY: ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL OFFICER, SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND (SFCG), OSH, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10, 20126. VACANCY: POLITICAL ASSISTANT (PROTOCOL), US EMBASSY, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 11, 20127. VACANCY: PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST, US EMBASSY, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 ************************************************** ANNOUNCEMENTS/ ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ: **************************************************1. VISITING SCHOLARS AND RESEARCH FELLOWS PROGRAM, TIAN SHAN POLICY CENTER, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ASIA Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows Program Tian Shan Policy Center American University of Central Asia The American University of Central Asia’s Tian Shan Policy Center (TSPC) is pleased to invite interested scholars to conduct research in Kyrgyzstan (http://auca.kg/en/tspcreseachfellows/). The TSPC is an innovative nonprofit, public interest center focused on research, analysis, and implementation of appropriate and effective public policy in the nations and communities of Central Asia. As a policy think tank established by the American
  2. 2. University of Central Asia, TSPC draws on the diverse expertise of its faculty and partners to carry-out researchprograms and projects in collaboration with international institutions, government agencies, andnongovernmental organizations. American University of Central Asia is situated in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.Kyrgyzstan is a small country of strategic importance to American, European, and Russian interests. It’s majesticmountain ranges and unique culture enrich its diverse communities, many with historic ties to the ancient SilkRoad trading route. As the only democracy in Central Asia, scholars find this a key area in which to conductresearch on the region and as a means for extending their networks.Advantages and opportunities of the Program: • Ideal surroundings: work and conduct research at one of the leading universities in Central Asia, internationally recognized as a university based on the American liberal arts tradition of free and critical inquiry. • Networking: use our networking capacities to establish contacts with local research institutions, universities, local scholars, non-governmental organizations and governmental agencies in Kyrgyzstan. • Good working conditions: the TSPC will provide access to Internet, computers, printing, copying, faxing, and the university library resources. • Opportunity to share research: present research findings at the AUCA among faculty and students, and receive feedback from professionals. • Opportunity to collaborate on projects and trainings with TSPC: depending on expertise, researchers have an opportunity to partner on policy-relevant research and training programs. • Logistical support: the TSPC staff will help with finding a Research Assistant, if needed, arranging Kyrgyz visa, finding accommodation in Bishkek and arranging airport pick-up/drop.Research Areas:The TSPC specializes in the critical fields of strategic development policy, human rights, and sustainableenvironment programs, and through its efforts strives to strengthen good governance as the bedrock for effortsto better the lives of the peoples of our emerging countries. The TSPC encourages interested scholars toconduct research in the following topics: • Human Rights and Rule of Law • Environment and Climate Change • Governance and Development • Migration and Social ProtectionThe TSPC is particularly interested in scholars researching climate adaptation, human rights, and governanceissues.Interested scholars should be: • PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, or research fellows affiliated to an educational or research institution willing to conduct field research in Kyrgyzstan within their own programs; • Leading or participating in a research project or program related to one of the research interests of the TSPC (See TSPC website: www.auca.kg/en/tspc); • Willing to participate in research in collaboration with TSPC staff and/or in training seminars with faculty and students, and/or submit a research paper to the TSPC for publication after completing research at the Center.PeriodThe duration of affiliation may vary from few weeks to one year. The TSPC can host up to 3 fellows at a time.How and when to applyPlease send a letter of interest and your latest CV toDr. Ainura AsamidinovaProgram ManagerTian Shan Policy CenterAmerican University of Central Asia205 Abdumomunov Street,Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan , 720040Or apply by e-mail: asamidinova_a@mail.auca.kg. • Letter of interest should contain information on current research activities and proposed research plans, while at the TSPC. The Letter should be of not less than 1000 words.
  3. 3. • Applications can be sent any time of the year, no deadline for application is specified. • Please note that your application will be considered by the TSPC within 1-2 weeks. For further information If you are interested in finding out more information about the TSPC, please refer to our website www.aucakg/en/tspc/ If you would like to find out more about American University of Central Asia, please refer to www.auca.kg. For further inquires or information on your application status, please contact Dr. Ainura Asamidinova at asamidinova_a@mail.auca.kg The TSPC provides the following logistical support • assistance in finding a Research Assistant • assistance in arranging visas • support in finding accommodation in Bishkek • support in arranging airport pick-up. Financial support Unfortunately, the TSPC does not have the capacity to cover travel, accommodation, health insurance or any other related expenses. However, if the candidate’s research is aligned with a funded project at TSPC, there may be potential for further discussion of modest financial support or a stipend. This will need to be negotiated with TSPC managing directors on a case-by-case basis.2. FULBRIGHT FOREIGN RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2013-2014, US EMBASSY, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 19, 2012 The State Department of the United States of America and the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek are pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Fulbright Foreign Research Scholarship Program in the Kyrgyz Republic. Fulbright Foreign Research Scholarship program awards grants to conduct post-doctoral research at U.S. institutions for one semester or one academic year. Applications will be accepted in the following research fields: • American Studies • Communication and Journalism • Economics • Business Administration Library • Political Science • Education • Law • Religious Studies • Music • Philosophy • Public Administration • History • Library Science/Computer Science • Sociology and Social Work • Environmental Science • English as Second Language • Management in Agriculture • Art Management Applicants must: • be Citizens of Kyrgyzstan • teach at least one course at a university • hold a Ph.D. in humanities or sciences (Kandidat Nauk or Doctor Nauk degree) • be proficient in written and spoken English • be able to demonstrate professional aptitude and leadership potential in their field of specialization • be able to begin research in the United States in autumn 2013 • be eligible to receive and maintain a U.S. visa. • In order to participate in the Fulbright Scholar Program competition, you must submit the application by 5 PM October 19, 2012.
  4. 4. On-line Application could be submitted through the Embark online system at: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/scholars/ Deadline for submitting application forms is October 19, 2012. For more information about the Fulbright Research Program, please contact Public affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy: Bishkek, 171 Prospect Mira Tel.: 551-241, ext. 4468 Fax: 551-2603. OPPORTUNITY GRANT PROGRAM, EDUCATIONUSA ADVISING OR RESOURCE CENTERS (EACS) IN BISHKEK, OSH, KARAKOL, AND NARYN The US Department of State is pleased to announce the Opportunity Grant, designed to support the application process to US higher education institutions for students who are highly qualified but are unable to cover the expense of applying. The Grant provides funds to cover the costs faced by talented but financially disadvantaged international students who are not eligible for or funded by other US Government-sponsored exchange programs. Students must apply to accredited institutions independently (at the graduate or undergraduate level) and are responsible for the entire process. What Can the Grant Pay For? • Testing fees, including additional score reports, for TOEFL, SAT, GRE and other specialized tests required by U.S. institutions. • Round-trip transportation and, if necessary, overnight accommodation and meals at testing sites located far from the students home. • Application fees for U.S. institutions to which the student is applying. • International courier fees to ensure the students application package reaches U.S. institutions. • Costs of translations and certifications of the students official documents and records. • Cost of international telephone or Internet communications with receiving institution for the purpose an admissions interview or to finalize details. • Costs relating to applying for appropriate U.S. visa. • Round-trip transportation to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate and, if necessary, overnight accommodation and meals. • Transportation to the U.S. to the institution where student will begin studies. • Advanced English lessons for specialized uses to enhance students competitiveness in his/her academic field (i.e. technical English, scientific English, business English, etc.) • A one-time settling-in allowance. • Limited financial aid to supplement assistance offered by an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning when the offer falls short of meeting the students needs. How to Apply There are no complicated forms or lengthy procedures. Students who wish to apply should simply contact an adviser at the nearest EducationUSA advising center for details. Bishkek EducationUSA Advising Center Adviser: Ms. Anara Jamasheva, Ms. Aida Abdullaeva 55a Logvinenko Street, Room #1 Bishkek 720040, Kyrgyz Republic Tel.: (996-312) 663-475 ext. 129, 138 Fax: (996-312) 663-448 E-mail: ajamasheva@.soros.kg, brcassistant@soros.kg, Web: www.eac.kg Working hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-13:00 14:00-18:00 Osh EducationUSA Advising Center NGO "Education for All" Advisers: Ms. Bumairam Ismailova, Ms. Lyudmila Konkova Osh Oblast Library 271 Kurmanjan Datka Street Osh 714000, Kyrgyz Republic Tel: (996-3222) 5 66-62 E-mail: educforall@rambler.ru Web: www.osheac.net.kg Working hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00 Issykkul EducationUSA Advising Center NGO "Steps to Success" Adviser: Ms. Saltanat Erkimbaeva Toktogul Satylganov School-Lyceum building
  5. 5. 1 Esenina Street Karakol 722360, Kyrgyz Republic Tel: (996-3922) 5 01-93 E-mail: ersalta@gmail.com Web: www.issykkuleac.ning.com Working hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00, Saturday 10:00-13:00 Naryn EducationUSA Advising Center Adviser: Ms. Nazira Kaseeva Naryn State University Building 47 Sagynbai Oruzbak Uulu Naryn 722600, Kyrgyz Republic Tel.: (996-3522) 5 04 -27 E-mail: nkaseeva@mail.ru Web: www.naryn.from.kg Working hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00, Saturday 10:00-13:00 ************************************************** VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ: **************************************************1. ВАКАНСИЯ: ДИРЕКТОРА ПРОГРАММЫ «БЮДЖЕТНАЯ ПРОЗРАЧНОСТЬ И ПОДОТЧЕТНОСТЬ», ФОНД «СОРОС–КЫРГЫЗСТАН», БИШКЕК, КЫРГЫЗСТАН, ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПОДАЧИ ДОКУМЕНТОВ: 14 СЕНТЯБРЯ 2012 ГОДА Фонд «Сорос–Кыргызстан» объявляет конкурс среди граждан Кыргызской Республики на замещение вакантной должности директора программы «Бюджетная прозрачность и подотчетность» Миссия программы: Достижение прозрачности, подотчетности и участия общественности в процессах управления доходами от электроэнергетического сектора, добывающей промышленности и других доходоприносящих секторов в Кыргызской Республике. Обязанности: В обязанности директора программы «Бюджетная прозрачность и подотчетность» будет входить: • Управление, координация и реализация всех аспектов программы; • Подготовка годовых и краткосрочных программных стратегий с целью удовлетворения существующих нужд; • Подготовка годовых и краткосрочных творческих, аналитических и финансовых отчётов по деятельности программы; • Продвижение и развитие проектов в соответствии с установленными стратегическими приоритетами; • Содействие представителям местного гражданского общества в повышении потенциала и в развитии внешних контактов для достижения результатов в различных областях программы; • Обмен информацией и сотрудничество с партнёрами в Кыргызстане и других странах; • Подготовка ответов на информационные запросы по деятельности программы; консультирование грантозаявителей; • Координация тренингов, семинаров, стадии-туров и других мероприятий по повышению потенциала; • Проведение консультаций с руководством ФСК и экспертами программы и информирование их о результатах деятельности программы; • Контроль за процессом подачи заявок на гранты в рамках программы; • Управление бюджетом программы. Директор программы работает под руководством исполнительного директора ФСК. Требования к кандидатам Квалификация/навыки: • Степень магистра предпочтительно в области экономики/ бизнес администрирования/ социальных наук или эквивалентное профессиональное обучение; • Профессиональный опыт работы (не менее 3 лет) в области бюджетной прозрачности и подотчетности в международных организациях и НПО; • Глубокое понимание вопросов, касающихся бюджета/бюджетной прозрачности и подотчетности/EITI - Инициативы прозрачности деятельности добывающих отраслей промышленности; • Значительный опыт в координации проектов и программ, начиная с построения концепций, заканчивая их реализацией;
  6. 6. • Хорошие аналитические навыки; • Глубокое знание процессов бюджетирования и менеджмента; • Предыдущий опыт в менеджменте проектов, в финансовом и грантовом управлении и/или в мониторинге и оценке является преимуществом; • Отличное знание разговорного и письменного английского и русского языка (знание кыргызского языка является преимуществом; • Компьютерная грамотность; • Способность работать прозрачно и ответственно; инициативность; • Способность работать автономно и в команде; • Способность работать внутри сети Фондов Открытого общества и приверженность его ценностям; • Способность придерживаться разнообразных крайних сроков и расписаний; • Хорошие коммуникативные навыки Заработная плата Заработная плата устанавливается в соответствии с опытом кандидата. Процедура подачи заявки Пожалуйста, пришлите на английском языке резюме и сопроводительное письмо, 2 рекомендательных письма (отсканированные версии с подписью) по электронному адресу vacancy@soros.kg с указанием в «Теме»: Budget Transparency and Public Accountability Program Director – SFK. Последний срок приема заявок 14 сентября 2012 года. На собеседование будут приглашены только кандидаты, отвечающие квалификационным требованиям.2. ВАКАНСИЯ: ДИРЕКТОРА ПРОГРАММЫ «ОБЩЕСТВЕННОЕ УПРАВЛЕНИЕ», ФОНД «СОРОС– КЫРГЫЗСТАН», ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПОДАЧИ ДОКУМЕНТОВ: 14 СЕНТЯБРЯ 2012 Г. Фонд «Сорос–Кыргызстан» объявляет конкурс среди граждан Кыргызской Республики на замещение вакантной должности директора программы «Общественное управление» Основной целью деятельности программы «Общественное управление» является расширение участия граждан в выработке и принятии решений общественной важности, обеспечение прозрачного, доступного и справедливого процесса принятия решений, с учетом всех ключевых интересов. Обязанности: В обязанности директора программы «Общественное управление» будет входить: • Управление, координация и реализация всех аспектов программы; • Подготовка годовых и краткосрочных программных стратегий с целью удовлетворения существующих нужд; • Подготовка годовых и краткосрочных творческих, аналитических и финансовых отчётов по деятельности программы; • Продвижение и развитие проектов в соответствии с установленными стратегическими приоритетами; • Содействие представителям местного гражданского общества в повышении потенциала и в развитии внешних контактов для достижения результатов в различных областях программы; • Обмен информацией и сотрудничество с партнёрами в Кыргызстане и других странах; • Подготовка ответов на информационные запросы по деятельности программы; консультирование грантозаявителей; • Координация тренингов, семинаров, стадии-туров и других программных мероприятий; • Проведение консультаций с руководством ФСК и экспертами программы и информирование их о результатах деятельности программы; • Контроль за процессом подачи заявок на гранты в рамках программы; • Управление бюджетом программы Директор программы работает под руководством исполнительного директора ФСК. Требования к кандидатам Квалификация/навыки: • Степень магистра предпочтительно в области общественного управления/социальных наук/ бизнес администрации или эквивалентное профессиональное обучение;
  7. 7. • Минимум два года опыта работы в качестве руководителя программы в международной организации; • Значительный опыт в координации проектов и программ, начиная с построения концепций, заканчивая их реализацией; • Хорошие аналитические навыки; • Глубокое знание процессов бюджетирования и менеджмента; • Предыдущий опыт в менеджменте проектов, в финансовом и грантовом управлении и/или в мониторинге и оценке является преимуществом; • Отличное знание разговорного и письменного английского и русского языка (знание кыргызского языка является преимуществом; • Компьютерная грамотность; • Способность работать прозрачно и ответственно; инициативность; • Способность работать автономно и в команде; • Способность работать внутри сети Фондов Открытого общества и приверженность его ценностям; • Способность придерживаться разнообразных крайних сроков и расписаний; • Хорошие коммуникативные навыки Заработная плата Заработная плата устанавливается в соответствии с опытом кандидата. Процедура подачи заявки Пожалуйста, пришлите на английском языке резюме и сопроводительное письмо, 2 рекомендательных письма (отсканированные версии с подписью) по электронному адресу vacancy@soros.kg с указанием в «Теме»: Public Administration Program Director– SFK. Последний срок приема заявок 14 сентября 2012 года. На собеседование будут приглашены только кандидаты, отвечающие квалификационным требованиям.3. ВАКАНСИЯ: ВОДИТЕЛЬ, ФОНД «СОРОС-КЫРГЫЗСТАН», ФОНД «СОРОС–КЫРГЫЗСТАН», ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПОДАЧИ ДОКУМЕНТОВ: 14 СЕНТЯБРЯ 2012 Г. Фонд «Сорос-Кыргызстан» объявляет среди граждан Кыргызской Республики конкурс на замещение вакантной должности водителя Обязанности • Осуществлять перевозку работников и гостей фонда в служебных целях на автотранспорте (микровтобусе), принадлежащем Фонду; • Осуществлять вождение автомобиля, максимально обеспечивающее сохранность жизни и здоровья пассажиров и технически исправное состояние самого автомобиля; • Обеспечивать своевременную подачу автомобиля по заявкам сотрудников; • При эксплуатации транспортного средства неукоснительно руководствоваться правилами дорожного движения, правилами техники безопасности и правилами пожарной безопасности; • Обеспечивать технически исправное состояние закрепленного за водителем автомобиля, бережно относиться к имуществу фонда; • Следить за техническим состоянием автомобиля, выполнять самостоятельно необходимые работы по обеспечению его безопасной эксплуатации; • Содержать двигатель, кузов и салон автомобиля в чистоте, защищать их предназначенными для этого соответствующими средствами ухода за теми или иными поверхностями; • Принимать меры по сохранности автомобиля и имущества, находящегося в нем: не оставлять автомобиль без присмотра, в обязательном порядке ставить автомобиль на сигнализацию при любых случаях выхода из салона, блокировать во время движения и стоянки все двери автомобиля; • Хранить вверенный ему автотранспорт в местах, исключающих возможность хищения или повреждения транспортного средства (на крытой охраняемой стоянке или в гараже); • Вести учет пробега и расходования ГСМ; • Использовать автотранспорт только в служебных целях, в нерабочее время - с разрешения исполнительного директора и/или согласования с офис-менеджером; • Своевременно проходить техническое обслуживание в сервисном центре и технический осмотр. Своевременно докладывать руководству о необходимости технического обслуживания или ремонта транспортного средства, об износе важных частей и агрегатов; • В свободное от перевозок время выполнять простые работы по офису, оказывать помощь сотрудникам административного отдела;
  8. 8. • Своевременно и правильно заполнять путевой лист (отметка цифровых значений спидометра в начале и по окончании дня); • Быть предупредительным и вежливым с пассажирами, оказывать им при необходимости своевременную помощь; • Всегда находиться на рабочем месте в автотранспорте или в непосредственной близости от него; • Выполнять отдельные служебные поручения своего непосредственного руководителя и руководства Фонда. Водитель работает под руководством офис-менеджера. Требования к кандидатам Квалификация/навыки • Среднее/высшее образование; • Наличие водительских прав категории «В» и «D»; • Стаж вождения не менее 10 лет; • Опыт работы в международных организациях не менее 5 лет; • Отличное знание правил дорожного движения, правил техники безопасности и правил пожарной безопасности; • Знание устройства автотранспортного средства для определения неполадок и для проведения мелкого ремонта; • Способность работать внутри сети Фондов открытого общества и приверженность его ценностям; • Хорошая физическая форма; • Хорошие коммуникативные навыки • Наличие личного гаража является преимуществом. Заработная плата Заработная плата устанавливается в соответствии с опытом. Процедура подачи заявки Пожалуйста, пришлите резюме, 2 рекомендательных письма (отсканированные версии с подписью) по электронному адресу vacancy@soros.kg с указанием в «Теме»: Водитель. Заявки в конверте с пометкой «Конкурс ФСК: водитель» также принимаются в офисе ФСК по адресу: г.Бишкек, ул.Логвиненко, 55А. Последний срок приема заявок 14 сентября 2012 года. На собеседование будут приглашены только кандидаты, отвечающие квалификационным требованиям.4. VACANCY: COMMUNICATIONS AND MONITORING & EVALUATION OFFICER, SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND (SFCG), OSH, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 The Organization Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 400 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 47 offices in 28 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Summary of Position SFCG is a growing organization in Kyrgyzstan with the need for a motivated and dynamic Communications and M&E Officer in our Osh office. The Communications and M&E Officer will support a USAID-funded project currently being implemented in Kyrgyzstan. The position reports to the Project Manager, based in Osh, and will entail close collaboration with SFCG’s partner organization Youth of Osh. The purpose of the position is to: • Manage the online and social media presence of the project; • Document events and achievements through communications materials and monitoring tools; • Collect lessons learned and assist with midterm and final assessments. The Communications and M&E Officer will be directly engaged with all project activities and will report on these for both an internal and external audience. The communication component includes creating and managing content on the project’s webpage, designing and managing a social media presence and creating traditional
  9. 9. communications materials such as brochures and public service announcements. The M&E component consists of diligently monitoring and documenting project activities, working with M&E tools such as surveys and focus groups, providing programmatic feedback and recommendations and assisting SFCG’s Institutional Learning Team with formal assessments. S/he will report to the Project Manager, who is located in Kyrgyzstan. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, loves social networks and online communication and is highly motivated to work in the field of conflict transformation and/or social change. Responsibilities Communications • Manage the content and functionality of the project’s webpage, including setting up the page’s architecture and navigation, art and design, programming and content; • Create a communications strategy for reaching a variety of project participants, including rural communities, youth, policymakers and the international community; • Regularly update a large amount of online content, including audio and video, photos and blog posts by participants; • Assist in developing a strong identity for the project to increase recognition; • Insure visibility of the project in accordance with USAID branding and marking strategy. M&E • Conduct monitoring: attend events and review project outputs, recording these using M&E tools; • Work closely with Project Manager and SFCG Institutional Learning Team to refine M&E tools and assist with mid-term and final assessments; • Provide regular formal and informal reporting to Project Manager on lessons learned from monitoring; • Maintain M&E records and assist with donor reporting. As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties. Qualifications Essential • Bachelor’s degree in a related area with minimum of two (2) years of experience in the areas of digital media, communications or monitoring & evaluation; • Excellent communicator with strong command of English, Russian and Kyrgyz; • Strong project management and organizational skills, including excellent attention to detail; • Ability to create aesthetic, functional, consistent and user-friendly designs in a variety of mediums; • Experience with online communication and writing for the web medium; • Outstanding reporting and analytical skills; • Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel; • Flexibility, creativity, initiative, and ability to multitask and manage time well; • Proactive, productive and creative. Desired • Conflict transformation or international NGO experience; • Certificates in web site management, web analytics and/or related web areas; • Training in M&E or results-based management; • Experience managing content on Wordpress; • Experience with online marketing, communities and social networking. Salary: Commensurate with experience and education. Period of Employment: This is a project-based position from September 2012 through January 2014. Employment may be extended after the project ends, but is not guaranteed. To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to nlambert@sfcg.org by September 10, 2012. Please be sure to include minimum salary requirements (in currency figures) or current salary, projected start date, and to mention where you found this posting. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.5. VACANCY: ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL OFFICER, SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND (SFCG), OSH, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 The Organization
  10. 10. Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 400 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 47 offices in 28 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Summary of Position SFCG is a growing organization in Kyrgyzstan with the need for a strong and capable Administrative and Financial Officer in our Osh office. The Administrative and Financial Officer will support a USAID-funded project currently being implemented in Kyrgyzstan. The position reports to the Project Manager, based in Osh, and will entail close collaboration with SFCG’s partner organization Youth of Osh. The purpose of the position is to: • Perform financial management and accounting in a professional, efficient, effective, and legal manner to maintain and strengthen the effectiveness and confidence of donors. • Ensure compliance with laws of the Kyrgyz Republic and the rules and regulations of the donor, USAID. • Provide logistical and administrative support to the program team. Responsibilities • Oversee project funds efficiently and effectively; • Produce timely, quality, and accurate financial reports and practices, including preparation of monthly financial reports and follow up; • Prepare a Field Financial Manual for SFCG Kyrgyzstan; • Ensure that SFCG is in compliance under internal and international donor regulations; • Oversee Human Resources, ensuring compliance under Kyrgyzstan law and conformity to SFCG’s practice, and prepare an HR Manual for SFCG Kyrgyzstan; • Manage internal and external audits; • Maintain NGO registration for SFCG; • Liaise closely with Washington-based Accounting and Grants staff and Youth of Osh finance personnel to ensure proper recording of costs into organization’s accounting system; • Assist with procurement, liaising with vendors, organizing events and other operational matters as needed; • Develop budgets proposals as required. As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties. Minimum Qualifications • University degree in finance, accounting, auditing, project management, or related field; • Minimum of two years of work experience managing international grants; • Ability to prepare budgets and experience with Microsoft Excel; • Ability to monitor and report on budgets, including invoice reporting, and liaise with auditors; • Strong organizational skills; • Ability to work independently and take initiative; • Fluency in English as well as Russian and/or Kyrgyz. Desirable • Experience managing USAID grants and knowledge of US Government rules and regulations; • Familiarity with principles of conflict transformation. Salary: Commensurate with experience and education. To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to nlambert@sfcg.org Please be sure to include minimum salary requirements (in currency figures) or current salary, projected start date, and to mention where you found this posting. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.6. VACANCY: POLITICAL ASSISTANT (PROTOCOL), US EMBASSY, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 The U.S. Embassy in Bishkek is seeking an individual for the position of Protocol Assistant in the Executive Office.
  11. 11. Basic Function of Position • Under direct supervision of the Ambassadors Office Management Specialist (OMS), the incumbent serves as the Protocol Assistant to the Ambassador, incoming high level USG delegation and other mission officials, planning and coordinating high and mid level functions. • Coordinates the Ambassador’s and incoming high level USG delegations’ meetings with senior Government officials, including the President, PrimeMinister and below, and other dignitaries. • Supervises four staff members of the Chief of Mission Residence (CMR) and coordinates all representational events hosted at the CMR. Directly or on behalf of Ambassador assigns work orders and tasks. On regular basis controls daily schedule of activities and work load. Reviews all suggestions, proposals and requests related to the function of the CMR staff members. • Individually or as a member of a group plans and directs select representational, public and official events of the Ambassador hosted both at the CMR, Embassy, governmental and public venues. Functions include drafting guest lists, menu and invitation cards, seating arrangement/configuration and other protocol related procedures. • In conjunction with the Executive Office Translator ensures proper and complete processing of all unclassified incoming and outgoing correspondence and phone calls of the Executive OfficeQualifications RequiredAll applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive informationsupporting each item. 1. Education: An earned University degree in social science, humanities and/or applied arts is required. 2. Prior work experience: At least two years of progressively responsible experience in event/project management on a high level are required. At least two years of experience in interpreting and translating from English into Kyrgyz and Russian and vice versa are required. 3. Language Proficiency: English-Level IV/IV (written/spoken), Kyrgyz Level IV/IV (written/spoken) (native, fluent), and Russian Level IV/IV (native, fluent)(written/spoken) are required. (This will be tested). 4. Job Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of Kyrgyzstan’s political, economic and social structures and key officials in national and local governments. Thorough knowledge of the international diplomatic environment. Good knowledge of American and Kyrgyzstani social customs, procedures and protocol. Good working knowledge of Department of State protocol and correspondence instructions and procedures is required. The incumbent should know key state officials by full name, face and basic background information such as political affiliation, language ability, area of expertise, etc. 5. Skills and abilities: Excellent organizational skills in planning and directing multiple complex functions under tight and often fluctuating deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills which would allow drafting high level and complex correspondence. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain access to high-level contacts in host-government institutions, opposition parties, international organizations and the diplomatic community. Ability to maintain extreme poise and tactful diplomatic approach under all circumstances. Flexibility to perform duties outside of regular working hours and venues in a stressful environment. Ability to work independently and as a team member, exercising judgment, discretion, initiative and creativity. Excellent time management skills and ability to meet tight deadlines. Ability to determine priorities effectively, resolve possible problems in a proactive manner. Excellent skills in operating information processing equipment (computer, fax, scanner and etc.) and software (MS Office applications).Selection ProcessWhen fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in theapplication.Additional Selection Criteria 1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Page 3 of 6 3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs 4. Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply. 5. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment. 6. Currently employed Not Ordinarily Resident employees hired under a Personal 7. Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When 8. Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule. 9. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a local security clearance.
  12. 12. To ApplyInterested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application: 1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or 2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see Appendix B); or 3. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus 4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application. 5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.Submit Application toHuman Resources OfficeU.S. Embassy BishkekAddress: Prospect Mira, 171Or e-mail: BishkekHR@state.govPOINT OF CONTACTTelephone: +996-312-551-241Fax: +996-312-551-264(Ask telephone operator to transfer the call to the Human Resources Office)Appendix AThe U.S. Mission in Bishkek provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to allpeople without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status,or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in allpersonnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equalopportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should availthemselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courtsfor relief.Eligible Family Member (EFM): An individual related to a U.S. Government employee in one of the followingways: • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); • Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support. The term shall include, in addition to natural offspring, stepchildren and adopted children and those under legal guardianship of the employee or the spouse when such children are expected to be under such legal guardianship until they reach 21 years of age and when dependent upon and normally residing with the guardian; • Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of the employee or of the spouse, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; • Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, or of the spouse, when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support.U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): For purposes of receiving a preference in hiring for a qualifiedposition, an EFM who meets the following criteria: • U.S. Citizen; and, • EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; and, • Listed on the travel orders of a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed service member assigned to or stationed abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and either:  Resides at the sponsoring employees or uniformed service members post of assignment abroad or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or  Resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2.Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM) EFM (see above) eligible for a Family Member Appointment forpurposes of Mission employment: • Is a US citizen; and
  13. 13. • Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) or a child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and • Is listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126, Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report, of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and who is under chief of mission authority; and • Is residing at the sponsoring employees post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, office of the American Institute in Taiwan.Member of Household (MOH): An individual who accompanies a direct-hire Foreign, Civil, or uniformed servicemember permanently assigned or stationed at a U.S. Foreign Service post or establishment abroad, or at anoffice of the American Institute in Taiwan. An MOH is: • Not an EFM; and, • Not on the travel orders of the sponsoring employee; and, • Has been officially declared by the sponsoring USG employee to the COM as part of his/her household.A MOH is under COM authority and may include a parent, unmarried partner, other relative or adult child whofalls outside the Department’s current legal and statutory definition of family member. A MOH does not have tobe a U.S. Citizen.5. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): – An individual who: • Is not a citizen of the host country; and, • Does not ordinarily reside (OR, see below) in the host country; and, • Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws; and, • Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN).NOR employees are compensated under a GS or FS salary schedule, not under the LCP.Ordinarily Resident (OR): – A Foreign National or U.S. citizen who: • Is locally resident; and, • Has legal, permanent resident status within the host country; and, • Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.EFMs without U.S. Social Security Numbers are also OR. All OR employees, including U.S. citizens, arecompensated in accordance with the Local Compensation Plan (LCP).Appendix BIf an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal towhat is found on the UAE.Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. • Position Title • Position Grade • Vacancy Announcement Number (if known) • Dates Available for Work • First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used • Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers • U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number) • U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number • Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No) • Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide (Yes or No; if yes, provide explanation) • If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type • Days available to work • List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. • Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location) • U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference • Education • License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition • Language Skills • Work Experience • References
  14. 14. 7. VACANCY: PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST, US EMBASSY, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 The U.S. Embassy in Bishkek is seeking an individual for the position of Public Health Administration Specialist in the US Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Basic Function of Position The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) calls for immediate, comprehensive and evidence- based action to turn the tide of global HIV/AIDS. Numerous agencies are tasked with implementing programs to address this commitment. USG participating agencies implement, monitor and support programs in countries that are resource-constrained to deal with this pandemic. Programs include activities to prevent HIV/AIDS infection, improve treatment, care and support for those living with HIV/AIDS and to build capacity and infrastructure to help relieve the effects of HIV/AIDS in the long term. A high level of administrative support is required to meet the strategic objectives established for HIV/AIDS programs. The position requires a university degree in management and substantive management experience in a health-related field. Position is designed as a senior “generalist” administrative position that is responsible for accounting, procurement, human resources, information management, grants, contracts and cooperative agreements within a public health program. Qualifications Required All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. 1. Education: Master’s degree or host country equivalent in public administration, business administration, management or finance is required. 2. Prior work experience: This position requires a total of five years of progressively responsible administrative management experience. 3. Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluency – speaking/reading/writing) in English is required and Level IV (fluency-speaking/reading/writing) in Russian is required. (This will be tested). 4. Job Knowledge: A thorough knowledge of Agency and applicable interagency management operations, to include financial management, human resources, procurement and contracting (including grants, contracts and/or cooperative/agreement audit and accounting requirements), travel, IT, and other administrative procedures, regulations, and requirements are required. 5. Skills and abilities: The ability to assess problems and develop realistic solutions (how to plan for and administer available resources of funds, personnel and equipment in the best interest of CDC program objectives) is required. Excellent inter-personal skills in order to coordinate with USG and implementing/cooperating partners to ensure mutual cooperation are required. Ability to plan budget expenditures to meet CDCprogram needs is required. Ability to coordinate and negotiate effectively with host government, ICASS providers and inter-agency partners is required. Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Capability to work with higher mathematical calculations for purposes of reporting is required. Selection Process When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application. Additional Selection Criteria 1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. 3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs 4. Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply. 5. Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment. 6. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule. 7. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a local security clearance. To Apply Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
  15. 15. 1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or 2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see Appendix B); or 3. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus 4. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application. 5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.Submit Application toHuman Resources OfficeU.S. Embassy BishkekAddress: Prospect Mira, 171Or e-mail: BishkekHR@state.govPOINT OF CONTACTTelephone: +996-312-551-241Fax: +996-312-551-264 ******************************************** END OF THE 416th LISTSERV ISSUE *********************************************

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