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  • 1. Здравствуйте, дорогие получатели рассылки!Предлагаем Вам 434-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/IREXKyrgyzstanЕсли 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 23 января 2013 г. В этом выпуске:*************************************************************1) ANNOUNCEMENTS/ ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ:1. MUSKIE AND GLOBAL UGRAD ALUMNI SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM. DEADLINE: JANUARY 25, 20132. GRANT AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: THE OPEN SOCIETY DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT, OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS, DEADLINE: MARCH 5, 20132) VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ:1. VACANCY: PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (ECONOMICS): USAID/KYRGYZ REPUBLIC, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN, DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 8, 20132. VACANCY: WAREHOUSEMAN/CHAUFFEUR (FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL), U.S. EMBASSY IN BISHKEK, GENERAL SERVICES OFFICE. DEALINE: FEBRUARY 1, 20133. VACANCY: WAREHOUSEMAN/CHAUFFEUR (TRAINEE LEVEL I), U.S. EMBASSY IN BISHKEK, GENERAL SERVICES OFFICE DEALINE: FEBRUARY 1, 20134. VACANCY: Chief of Party, Quality Reading Project, IREX, APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 20135. VACANCY: COUNTRY DIRECTOR, QUALITY READING PROJECT, IREX, APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 20136. VACANCY: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, QUALITY READING PROJECT, IREX, APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 20137. VACANCY: LITERACY SPECIALISTS, QUALITY READING PROJECT, IREX, APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 20138. VACANCY: MONITORING AND EVALUATION MANAGERS, QUALITY READING PROJECT, IREX, APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 20139. ВАКАНСИЯ: ДИРЕКТОР ПРОГРАММЫ “БЮДЖЕТНАЯ ПРОЗРАЧНОСТЬ И ПОДОТЧЕТНОСТЬ”, ФОНД “СОРОС-КЫРГЫЗСТАН”, БИШКЕК, ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПОДАЧИ ДОКУМЕНТОВ 8 ФЕВРАЛЯ 2013 ГОДА ************************************************** ANNOUNCEMENTS/ ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ: **************************************************1. MUSKIE AND GLOBAL UGRAD ALUMNI SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM. DEADLINE: JANUARY 25, 2013 The Muskie and Global UGRAD Alumni Small Grants Program, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by IREX, provides grants of up to $3,000 for individual projects or $6,000 for joint projects to alumni of the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program (Muskie), the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia (Global UGRAD) – formerly known as the FREEDOM Support Act Undergraduate Program (FSAU) and the Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) -- for community and professional development projects and activities. Community or Public Service Projects are designed to provide funding for projects that benefit the community at large. Alumni are encouraged to work with other alumni and/or volunteers to carry out program activities.
  • 2. Professional Development Projects are designed to provide funding for professional development activities that develop the professional knowledge and skills of the applicant, other ECA alumni, and/or professional colleagues, and facilitate professional networking opportunities. Financial Provisions of Grant The maximum grant award to an individual alumna/us is $3,000. Alumni are welcome to collaborate with other Muskie or Global UGRAD alumni (including eligible alumni from other countries) to submit a joint project proposal of up to $6,000. Program Timeline • Application Deadline: - January 25, 2013 • Grant Award Recipients Announced: - Early March 2013 • Grant Period: - Mid March, 2013 – July 31, 2013 • Final Report & Expense Report Due: - August 31, 2013 Supplemental Documents 1. Curriculum Vitae (CVs). Application packages must include the most recent CVs for each applicant. Please 2. keep the CVs as brief as possible, highlighting educational and professional experience and only the work experience that directly relates to the project proposal 3. Support Letters. Applicants must provide the following letters of support: a. Support letter(s) from participating American colleagues b. Support letter(s) from institutions/individuals providing cost share for the project 4. Detailed Agenda(s). Applicants must provide a detailed agenda for any proposed workshops, conferences, or other events. Agendas must be comprehensive and detailed, with information provided for each session of the workshop, conference, or other event. Application Deadline: January 25th, 2013 More information about project ideas, technical eligibility requirements, financial provisions of grant, selection process and criteria, general application instructions can be found here http://irex.kg/en/alumni/grant.html2. GRANT AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: THE OPEN SOCIETY DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT, OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS, DEADLINE: MARCH 5, 2013 The Open Society Documentary Photography Project announces a grant and training opportunity for documentary photographers from Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan. The grant is being offered to: Visually document issues of importance in the region; and provide training and support to photographers from the region. Approximately 10 cash stipends in the amount of $3,500 each will be awarded to photographers to produce a photo essay on a current human rights or social issue in the region. Grantees will participate in two master-level workshops on visual storytelling through photography and multimedia. These workshops are led by internationally-recognized photographers and industry professionals who will then provide ongoing mentorship and support throughout the six-month grant term. The Open Society Foundations will pay travel and hotel expenses and provide a per diem to cover meals and incidentals for the workshops. The deadline for proposals is March 5, 2013. For more information on the grant, please visit: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/production-grants-individuals ************************************************** VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ: **************************************************1. VACANCY: PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (ECONOMICS): USAID/KYRGYZ REPUBLIC, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN, DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 8, 2013 Position: Project Management Specialist (Economics) Announcement No. 02/2013 Opening Date: 1/18/2013 Closing Date: 02/08/2013
  • 3. Position Title: Project Management Specialist (Economics FSN-11 (Full Performance Level)Who May Apply: All Host Country NationalsOffice: USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek, KyrgyzstanMajor DutiesUnder the general supervision of the USAID Representative or his/her designate, with guidance and support ontechnical issues from the regional USAID/CAR Economic Development Office (EDO), the incumbent performs avariety of independent complex research, reporting, activity monitoring, and analytical duties in support ofUSAID/Kyrgyz Republic (USAID/KR) economic development programs: 1) Leads USAID/KR Economic Development (ED) Team and supervises two other Project Management Specialists on the team 2) Serves as Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and/or Activity Manager for designated activities within economic development portfolio; 3) Monitors and reports on designated activities to ensure the contractor or recipient executes the contract/grant/ cooperative agreement in accordance with its terms, the project is delivering the expected results and impact, and if not, proposes changes to achieve greater development impact; 4) Serves as principal USAID liaison with designated project personnel; 5) Conducts analysis of economic environment in Kyrgyz Republic and other Central Asian countries as required to inform policy and program decisions on development and management of the USAID/KR microfinance and economic policy support activities; 6) Keeps supervisor, ED team, and USAID/KR Management apprised of important developments and their implications for the Mission programs in support of economic reform, agriculture, trade and investment, financial system restructuring, energy management and efficiency, and business development; 7) Participates in strategic programming and budget discussions, provides analysis and input to inform policy and programming decisions; 8) Participates in and/or leads new project and activity designs; 9) Contributes substantively and in a timely manner to all annual and semi-annual report preparations, ensures that submissions are accurate and reflect well USAID/KR’s achievements and program challenges; 10) Serves on cross-cutting teams as assigned, contributes ED expertise and knowledge to these teams and keeps EDO and the USAID/KR colleagues informed of developments on cross-cutting teams and tools/resources that the teams produce; 11) Serves as principal liaison with the U.S. Embassy Bishkek, host government, and non-government counterparts on economic development program portfolio issues; 12) Other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications/Selection CriteriaEducation, Skills and Experience (60%)University degree in Business or Economics, or other related field (Master’s degree preferred). Minimum fiveyears of progressively responsible work experience managing, analyzing, coordinating, and guiding significantanalytical and project management efforts in the relevant field with an international development organization ororganization implementing development programs, preferably with USG. In-depth knowledge and understandingof economic, political, social, cultural characteristics and development trends in the Kyrgyz Republic. Knowledgeof Kyrgyz Republic laws, policies and practices related to all sectors of economy including but not limited toagriculture, trade and investment, financial system restructuring, energy management and efficiency. Knowledgeof project management tools and practices and advanced planning and programming skills. Familiarity withUSAID, or other donors’ development assistance programs. Exceptional organizational, analytical, and writingskills and ability to present complex information in clear and concise manner. Sound professional judgment andability to prioritize in a multitask environment and produce quality products under tight deadlines and underpressure. Proficient practical knowledge of computer applications (MS Office, Windows, Outlook, E-mail,Internet). Good typing and word processing skills. Should be available and willing to travel throughout the KyrgyzRepublic.Teamwork/Interpersonal and Communication Skills (30%)Excellent communications (written and oral) and interpersonal relations skills. Tact, diplomacy, flexibility andability to establish and maintain strong professional relations with government officials and colleagues at alllevels. Ability to work effectively independently and in a diverse team environment both as a leader and amember of a team.Language Skills (10%)Fluent (Level IV) English and Russian. Good working knowledge (Level III) Kyrgyz is desired.To Apply: The successful applicant must fully meet the minimum qualification requirements. Qualifiedindividuals are requested to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae addressing each selection criterion
  • 4. detailed above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item; and names, contact numbers, and addresses of three professional references. Candidates for trainee levels and applications on file may be considered. Packages should be received at: The Executive Office (EXO) USAID/CAR, 41, Kazibek Bi St., Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan; Tel: (7-727) 2507612/17 Fax: (7-727) 2507634 E-mail: almaexo_hr@usaid.gov by COB Friday, February 08, 2013. A copy of the Position Description is available in EXO/Personnel (ext 6353). USAID/CAR reserves the right to obtain from previous employers relevant information concerning the applicants past performance and may consider such information in its evaluation. If an applicant does not wish USAID to contact a current employer for a reference check, this should be stated in the applicant’s cover letter, and USAID will delay such reference check pending communication with the applicant.2. VACANCY: WAREHOUSEMAN/CHAUFFEUR (FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL), U.S. EMBASSY IN BISHKEK, GENERAL SERVICES OFFICE. DEALINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2013 ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 2013-01 OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates POSITION: Warehouseman/Chauffeur OPENING DATE: January 18, 2013 CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2013 WORK HOURS: Full time ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. The U.S. Embassy in Bishkek is seeking an individual for the position of Warehouseman/Chauffeur in the General Services Office. BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION Under the supervision of the Storekeeper, serves as Posts Warehouseman, maintaining order and cleanliness in two warehouses. Transports supplies, workers and or materials in official vehicles or light truck. A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office. Please contact + 996-312-551-24 ext. 4494. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. 1. Education: Completion of secondary is required. 2. Experience: One year of driving and vehicle maintenance is required. 6 months to 1 year of experience as a warehouseman is required. 3. Languages: Level II English (limited) is required, Level III (good working knowledge) Russian is required (Language proficiency will be tested.) 4. Knowledge: Must know Kyrgyz traffic rules and regulations. Must be familiar with warehouse organization and be able to learn to recognize contents of Embassy facilities based upon visual and/or oral descriptions. 5. Skills and Abilities: Possession of a local class B and C licenses are required. Must be able to know how to operate a forklift. (Language proficiency will be tested.) 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.3. VACANCY: WAREHOUSEMAN/CHAUFFEUR (TRAINEE LEVEL I), U.S. EMBASSY IN BISHKEK, GENERAL SERVICES OFFICE DEALINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2013 ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 2013-01A REF: ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 2013-01
  • 5. OPEN TO: All Interested CandidatesPOSITION: Warehouseman/Chauffeur (Trainee Level I)OPENING DATE: January 18, 2013CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2013WORK HOURS: Full timeALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORKAND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.The U.S. Embassy in Bishkek is seeking an individual for the position of Warehouseman/Chauffeur in theGeneral Services Office.BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITIONUnder the supervision of the Storekeeper, serves as Posts Warehouseman, maintaining order and cleanliness intwo warehouses. Transports supplies, workers and or materials in official vehicles or light truck.A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the HumanResources Office. Please contact + 996-312-551-24 ext. 4494.QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREDAll applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive informationsupporting each item. 1. Education: Completion of secondary is required. 2. Experience: One year of driving and vehicle maintenance is required. 6 months of experience as a warehouseman is required. 3. Languages: Level II English (limited) is required, Level III (good working knowledge). Russian is required (Language proficiency will be tested.) 4. Knowledge: Must know Kyrgyz traffic rules and regulations. Must be familiar with warehouse organization and be able to learn to recognize contents of Embassy facilities based upon visual and/or oral descriptions. 5. Skills and Abilities: Possession of a local class B and C licenses are required. Must be able to know how to operate a forklift. (Language proficiency will be tested.)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.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 Office
  • 6. U.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 • 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.
  • 7. 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, are compensated in accordance with the Local Compensation Plan (LCP). Appendix B If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what 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 • References4. VACANCY: Chief of Party, Quality Reading Project, IREX, APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Position: Chief of Party, Quality Reading Project Location: Kyrgyzstan Division: Education Programs Division Reports To: Vice President of Education Programs Date Posted: 1/16/2013 Application Deadline: 2/15/2013 Position Summary IREX seeks a Chief of Party to manage a Quality Reading Project to be implemented in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The project’s goal is to improve reading levels among students in grades 1-4 in both countries. The project will focus on improved reading instruction; issues related to the availability of reading materials; increased out-of-school reading time; and increased government support to improve reading. 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:
  • 8. • Basic education, including expertise in best practices of literacy and numeracy instruction, teacher development, school management, EGRA methodology, and technology for education; • Ministry of Education-level capacity building. ELIGIBILITY: Open to anyone The position is contingent on funding. Duties & 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 Qualifications • Minimum of eight years of technical experience in education reform required • Advanced degree in education or a sector directly related to this RFP required; Doctorate in Education preferred • Experience / expertise in one of the following: teacher training, curriculum development, school- community reform, or student testing required • Demonstrated experience in management of complex development programs required • Minimum of four years’ experience leading local staff required • Experience with Eurasian education systems essential required • Ability to effectively coordinate, collaborate and partner with government, donors, civil society and private business to leverage resources required • Experience implementing literacy activities for primary schools preferred • Experience with USAID programming preferred • Demonstrated commitment to education professionalism and development required • 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 basic Russian preferred Application Instructions Please click on the "Apply for this job" button and supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE AA/EOE/M/F/D/V5. VACANCY: COUNTRY DIRECTOR, QUALITY READING PROJECT, IREX, APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Position: Country Director, Quality Reading Project Location: Tajikistan Division: Education Programs Division Reports To: Chief of Party Date Posted: 1/15/2013 Application Deadline: 2/15/2013 Position Summary IREX seeks a Country Director to assist in managing a USAID-funded Quality Reading Project to be implemented in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The project’s goal is to improve reading levels among students in grades 1-4 in both countries. The project will focus on improved reading instruction; issues related to the availability of reading materials; increased out-of-school reading time; and increased government support to
  • 9. improve reading. The Country Director will assist the Chief of Party (COP) in meeting program objectives and will provide technical expertise in basic education development. ELIGIBILITY: Open to anyone The position is contingent on funding. Duties & Responsibilities • Assist the COP in overseeing components of the program in Tajikistan • Provide expertise on the Tajikistan basic education sector and other stakeholders • Assist the COP in monitoring, evaluation and reporting functions • Leadership and management of Tajikistan’s program staff • Management of Tajikistan’s partner organizations and international and local consultants Qualifications • Minimum of five years of professional experience in education policy reform programs required • Advanced degree in education or a sector directly related to this project required • Expertise with teacher training, materials development, or curriculum issues required • Management experience in implementation of primary education projects, M&E, and presentations required • Fluency in English, Russian, and Tajik required • Ability to lead, communicate, and coordinate with a wide range of actors such as donors, government officials, and school communities • Thorough knowledge and understanding of basic education sector issues in Tajikistan, both at national and local levels • Experience in managing and implementing multi-component, donor-funded programs, including budget management • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and mentor staff • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated pro-active approach to problem solving Application Instructions Please click on the "Apply for this job button" and supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE AA/EOE/M/F/D/V6. VACANCY: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, QUALITY READING PROJECT, IREX, APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Position: Financial Management Specialist, Quality Reading Project Location: Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan Division: EPD (Education Program Division) Reports To: Chief of Party Date Posted: 1/16/2013 Application Deadline: 2/15/2013 Position Summary IREX seeks a Financial Management Specialist for a USAID-funded Quality Reading Project to be implemented in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The project’s goal is to improve reading levels among students in grades 1-4 in both countries. The project will focus on improved reading instruction; issues related to the availability of reading materials; increased out-of-school reading time; and increased government support to improve reading. 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. ELIGIBILITY: Citizens of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan preferred The position is contingent on funding. Duties & 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
  • 10. • Maintain financial records for all contract activities, including tuition and other costs for degree programs, short-term technical training, and internships • 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 Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree • Minimum five years of professional experience in financial sector • Ability to compile and prepare financial and budget data in line with USG rules and regulations • Experience analyzing budget trends and monitoring funding levels across multiple accounts • Expertise with procedures required for adequate planning, monitoring, and realigning of complex budgets • Fluency in English and Russian and competency in either Kyrgyz/Tajik • Experience in managing large annual operating budget of at least $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. Application Instructions Please click "Apply for this job" button to apply and submit a resume and a cover letter with your application. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE AA/EOE/M/F/D/V7. VACANCY: LITERACY SPECIALISTS, QUALITY READING PROJECT, IREX, APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Position: Literacy Specialists, Quality Reading Project Location: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Division: Education Programs Division Reports To: Chief of Party Application Deadline: 2/15/2013 Position Summary IREX seeks Literacy Specialists to play a substantive technical role in an expected Quality Reading Project to be implemented in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The project’s goal is to improve reading levels among students in grades 1-4 in both countries. The project will focus on improved reading instruction; issues related to the availability of reading materials; increased out-of-school reading time; and increased government support to improve reading. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in successfully applying literacy principles for early grade learners to teacher training, curriculum development, and materials development in developing country settings. ELIGIBILITY: Citizens of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan preferred The positions are contingent on funding. Duties & Responsibilities The Literacy Specialists will serve as a senior project team member, reporting to the Chief of Party, and will: • Coordinate a team of local experts to conduct an assessment of curriculum and currently available materials to teach early grade reading in grades 1-4 in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. • Oversee the development of early grade reading materials, including decodable books. • Develop classroom-based assessment tools and standards for teachers. • Develop teacher training modules for early grade teachers; oversee the design of additional training and coaching materials, such as scripted lessons plans and other teaching and learning aids. • Contribute to the development of project strategy; oversee and prepare relevant project deliverables. • Coordinate closely with local education institutions and partners • Oversee project staff and reading trainers/coaches in line with project workplan.
  • 11. Qualifications • Advanced degree in education. • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience working on reading assessment, instruction, and training, five of them in developing countries. • Demonstrated ability to work with host government and cooperating partners in implementing a complex project in the field under challenging circumstances. • In-depth knowledge of Central Asia education systems especially in-service teacher training and professional development, and pedagogical practices a plus • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing to make formal and informal presentations and to compose professional and analytic reports and program documents. • Excellent interpersonal and team work skills. • Superior written and oral communication skills in English are essential. Competency in Russian, and either Kyrgyz/Tajik is required Application Instructions Please click on the "Apply for this job" button and supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE AA/EOE/M/F/D/V8. VACANCY: MONITORING AND EVALUATION MANAGERS, QUALITY READING PROJECT, IREX, APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2013 Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Managers, Quality Reading Project Location: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Division: Education Programs Division Reports To: Chief of Party Application Deadline: 2/15/2013 Position Summary IREX seeks two Monitoring and Evaluation Managers (one in each country) to assist in managing a USAID- funded Quality Reading Project to be implemented in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The project’s goal is to improve reading levels among students in grades 1-4 in both countries. The project will focus on improved reading instruction; issues related to the availability of reading materials; increased out-of-school reading time; and increased government support to improve reading. The Monitoring and Evaluation Managers will assist the Chief of Party (COP) in meeting program objectives and will provide technical expertise in developing M&E tools and PMP indicators as well as delivering trainings. The position is contingent on funding. Duties & Responsibilities • Review indicators to develop monitoring activities that capture necessary data to report on results, ensure monitoring activities are conducted on schedule • Communicate information obtained through M&E activities to various external stakeholders, notably donors and partners • Be a primary M&E resource to the field office and field personnel • Identify and train project stakeholders on data collection techniques and results reporting. • Ensure data collection process is functioning in all activity locations to provide quality data within deadlines • Regularly review data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and make adjustments as needed • Conduct regular visits to project sites to provide technical assistance and ensure proper monitoring of project activities. • Contribute to the development of Scopes of Work (SOW) for consultants to conduct baseline studies and evaluations • Produce M&E monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports to Country Director and donors, as needed • Develop annual performance plans • Elaborate and monitor budget execution for M&E activities • Ensures the overall management of project M&E staff Qualifications
  • 12. • Bachelor’s degree related to the education sector or this position • Expertise in development and introduction of M&E tools and PMP indicators • Experience organizing and delivering M&E trainings with local staff and key stakeholders • Experience drafting reports • Possess strong communication and leadership skills to follow-up with the collection of data, analyses, and reporting • Fluency in English and Russian and competency in either Kyrgyz/Tajik • Ability to lead, communicate, and coordinate with a wide range of actors such as donors, government officials, and school communities • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and mentor staff • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated pro-active approach to problem solving • Application Instructions • Please click on the "Apply for this job" button and supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE AA/EOE/M/F/D/V9. ВАКАНСИЯ: ДИРЕКТОР ПРОГРАММЫ “БЮДЖЕТНАЯ ПРОЗРАЧНОСТЬ И ПОДОТЧЕТНОСТЬ”, ФОНД “СОРОС-КЫРГЫЗСТАН”, БИШКЕК, ПОСЛЕДНИЙ СРОК ПОДАЧИ ДОКУМЕНТОВ 8 ФЕВРАЛЯ 2013 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; • Профессиональный опыт работы (не менее 3 лет) в области бюджетной прозрачности и подотчетности; • Глубокое понимание вопросов, касающихся бюджета/бюджетной прозрачности и подотчетности/EITI - Инициативы прозрачности
  • 13. • деятельности добывающих отраслей промышленности; понимание проблем в горнодобывающем секторе Кыргызстана; • 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; • Хорошие коммуникативные навыки.Заработная платаЗаработная плата устанавливается в соответствии с опытом кандидата.Процедура подачи заявкиПожалуйста, пришлите на английском языке резюме и сопроводительное письмо, 2 рекомендательныхписьма (отсканированные версии с подписью) по электронному адресу vacancy@soros.kg с указанием в“Теме”: BTPA Program Director - SFK.Последний срок приема заявок 8 февраля 2013 года.На собеседование будут приглашены только кандидаты, отвечающие квалификационным требованиям. ******************************************** END OF THE 434rd LISTSERV ISSUE *********************************************