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KG Alumni Listserv - issue 351, April 1, 2011

  1. 1. Здравствуйте, дорогие получатели рассылки!Предлагаем Вам 351-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 alumnilistserv@irex.kg не позднее 13:00 каждуюсреду.Сообщения, отправленные напрямую на электронный адрес рассылки, блокируются.Сегодня 31 марта 2011 г. В этом выпуске:*************************************************************1) ANNOUNCEMENTS / ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ:1. КОНЦЕРТ АМЕРИКАНСКОЙ КАНТРИ-ГРУППЫ «WILD BLUE COUNTRY», КЫРГЫЗСКАЯ НАЦИОНАЛЬНАЯ ФИЛАРМОНИЯ, 4 АПРЕЛЯ 2011 ГОДА В 18:302. 2011 PROJECT SMILE, DEADLINE - May 6, 20113. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2011 MEDIA POLICY FELLOWSHIPS, DEADLINE - APRIL 10, 20114. ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIP, DEADLINE - 1 July 20112) VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ:1. SENIOR TECHNICAL SPECIALIST, ENTREPRENEURSHIP - KYRGYZ REPUBLIC, INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FOUNDATION ************************************************** ANNOUNCEMENTS/ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЯ **************************************************1. КОНЦЕРТ АМЕРИКАНСКОЙ КАНТРИ-ГРУППЫ «WILD BLUE COUNTRY», КЫРГЫЗСКАЯ НАЦИОНАЛЬНАЯ ФИЛАРМОНИЯ, 4 АПРЕЛЯ 2011 ГОДА В 18:30Посольство США и центр транзитных перевозок в Манасе приглашают жителей и гостей столицы на концертамериканской кантри-группы «Wild Blue Country».Концерт состоится 4 апреля 2011 года в 18:30 в большом зале Кыргызской национальной филармонии поадресу: Бишкек, пр. Чуй, 251.Вход свободный!****************************************************************************The U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Transit Center at Manas invite you to a concert performed byAmerican country music group “Wild Blue Country” on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 18:30 at the Main hall of the KyrgyzNational Philharmonic. Address: 251, pr. Chui, Bishkek.Admission is free!2. 2011 PROJECT SMILE, DEADLINE - May 6, 2011Program OverviewProject Smile, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State andimplemented by IREX, provides grants to alumni of selected ECA-sponsored programs to implement community
  2. 2. service activities that will benefit an underprivileged group in their local community such as children at an orphanage,the disabled or the elderly.Program Timeline • Application Deadline: May 6, 2011 • Grant Award Recipients Announced: Mid-May 2011 • Grant Period: May 16, 2011-August 15, 2011 • Final Report Due: August 30, 2011Technical Eligibility RequirementsCandidates will be considered without respect to race, color, religion, national origin, or gender. Persons withdisabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.Project Smile is a merit-based competition open to: • Alumni of the: o Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program (Muskie); or o Global Undergraduate Exchange Program for Eurasia and Central Asia (Global UGRAD) (Formerly known as the Eurasian Undergraduate Exchange Program and the FREEDOM Support Act Undergraduate Program); • Alumni in good standing; • Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Ukraine who are currently residing in one of these countries at the time of application; • Individuals who have successfully fulfilled all requirements of previously awarded alumni grants; and • Individuals who submit a complete application.Individuals in the following circumstances are NOT eligible for Project Smile: • Individuals currently residing or working outside of one of the Eurasian countries listed above; • Local employees of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State are ineligible for grants during the period of their employment and for one year following the termination of employment; • Current IREX employees and consultants and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings); orIREX reserves the right to verify all of the information included in the application. In the event that there is adiscrepancy, or information is found to be false, the application will immediately be declared invalid and the applicantineligible. Incomplete applications will not be considered.2011 project SMILE application available at following link - http://slidesha.re/fLCndF3. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2011 MEDIA POLICY FELLOWSHIPS, DEADLINE - APRIL 10, 2011Internews-sponsored fellowships available for Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute on Global Media Policy(March 23, 2011) – Ten fully-funded fellowships to attend the 13th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy SummerInstitute are being made available to qualified applicants from around the world.Sponsored by Internews’ Global Human Rights Program, the Media Policy Fellowships include tuition, housing, traveland per diem to attend the two-week Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute on Global Media Policy, July 4-15, 2011 atOxford University in the United Kingdom. Fellowships are available to individuals, particularly those from post-conflictsocieties who are interested in media law and policy in such societies.The deadline to apply for the Summer Institute and the Fellowship is April 10, 2011. Interested individuals can applyonline through the CGCS web site, indicating interest in the Fellowship when submitting.About the Annenberg - Oxford Summer InstituteThe Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Communication Studies within theUniversity of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, and the Programme for Comparative Media Lawand Policy at the University of Oxford (PCMLP).Every year, the Summer Institute brings together emerging scholars and regulators from around the globe to discussimportant recent trends in technology, international politics, development, and media policy. This year the SummerInstitute will also focus on media, governance, and strategic communication in conflict and post-conflict environmentsincluding Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Somalia and Bosnia.
  3. 3. About Internews Global Human Rights ProgramInternews’ Global Human Rights Program facilitates networking for media law and policy advocates at regional andglobal levels. The goal is to bolster knowledge of media law and policy and strengthen the strategic skills of legaladvocates to advance reform.The Global Human Rights Program is funded by the USAID through the RIGHTS Consortium, in partnership withFreedom House, Global Rights and the International Center for Non-Profit Law.for more info see: http://www.internews.org/global/hr/Annenberg-Oxford_Fellowship_2011.shtm4. ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIP, DEADLINE - 1 July 2011.The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. Thefellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts aroundthe world.Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, andprofessional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peaceand conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Argentina, Australia, England,Japan, the United States and Thailand.Master’s Degree Option • “Building the leaders of tomorrow” • 15-24 months of Rotary-funded graduate study toward a master’s degree at one of our five Rotary Centers • Training in the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations, and effective models of cooperation, conflict resolution, and negotiation including course work and applied field experience • A growing network of committed alumni employed around the world in diplomacy, government, non- governmental organizations and private corporations.Professional Certificate Option • “Strengthening the leaders of today” • 3 month professional development certificate program • Designed specifically for candidates already working in the field of peace and conflict studies to further their understanding of conflict resolution • Theoretical foundational knowledge during 8 weeks in the classroom and practical experience during 2-3 week on site fieldworkBoth programs require, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a related field; 3 years of relevant work experience andproficiency in a 2nd language for the MA program and 5 years for the professional development certificate andproficiency in English.The 2012 Academic term deadline is 1 July 2011. Applications are available at: www.rotary.org/rotarycenters.Please pay close attention to the language and academic test requirements for each center.All Rotary Peace Fellowship applications need the endorsement of your local Rotary district. You can find yournearest local Rotary Club by using the Rotary International web site Club Locator tool. ************************************************** VACANCIES / ВАКАНСИИ: **************************************************1. SENIOR TECHNICAL SPECIALIST, ENTREPRENEURSHIP - KYRGYZ REPUBLIC, INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FOUNDATIONJOB SUMMARYThe Senior Technical Specialist will provide oversight and technical input into the design and implementation of theGeneration Unlimited program in the Kyrgyz Republic. This includes workforce skills and entrepreneurship skillsdevelopment activities including activity design and implementation; identification of skills development needs andpriorities; development of training plans, curriculum and training programs; delivery of training to subpartners andbeneficiaries; and identification of additional technical specialists as needed. The Senior Technical Specialist will bebased in Bishkek and be responsible for technical program implementation and monitoring on a full-time basis.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES • Provide technical input into the design and implementation of the program, and monitoring and evaluation plan, leading coordination with and amongst staff and partners.
  4. 4. • Assist Country Director in monitoring project quality. • Scan/monitor existing institutional programs (Ministry, USAID, NGO, University, and Private Sector), intellectual property and partners to leverage existing activities, identify gaps projects could fill, avoid duplication, and maximize synergies. • Review M&E data and reporting, track project performance and identify best practices. • Identify areas for evaluation and learning activities, as well as learning events of importance to broader stakeholder community. • Conduct project monitoring site visits and report on project activities on a regular basis. • Provide capacity building services to both our local partners and government entities. • Promote collaboration and coordination amongst implementing partners. • Successfully encourage private sector partners to commit to provide funds, project resources, internships, jobs, and volunteers to support projects funded by IYF. • Provide regular updates on implementation progress and prepare appropriate contributions to quarterly reports and generate other technical reports as required. • Identify any problems and challenges that may arise and offer solutions accordingly.SUPERVISORReports directly to the Country Director based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS • A Master’s degree or equivalent in Workforce Development, Education or a closely related field is preferred • Minimum of 7 years experience working on youth employment/entrepreneurship programming in the region. Experience working on Public Private Partnerships is preferred. • Demonstrated ability to find viable solutions to complicated problems in a flexible, time-sensitive and creative manner. • Experience successfully working with the public sector, the private sector, and/or civil society, community based organizations, local communities, local government and donors and in developing effective capacity building methods. • Solid “troubleshooting” skills and sound judgment in dealing with partners experiencing implementation challenges. • Experience working on USAID-funded programs in the Kyrgyz Republic and/or Central Asia. • Demonstrated experience managing teams of diverse actors to produce programmatic results. • Good command of English and Russian, both oral and written is required. Arabic language skills are preferred. Proficiency in local/other language a plus.LOCATION: Bishkek, Kyrgyz RepublicTO APPLY:Please submit the following documents via email to jobs@iyfnet.orgwith “Senior Technical Specialist- Entrepreneurship – KR” on the subject line: • Completed IYF Application for Employment, which can be located here: http://www.iyfnet.org/jobs-iyf • Cover Letter • ResumePlease note only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please. International Youth Foundation is an EqualOpportunity Employer. ******************************************** END OF THE 351st LISTSERV ISSUE *********************************************

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