Current Vacancies

List of current vacancies:

1 | Landscaping Worker (Deadline: 27 Jun. 2017)

2 | Campus Security Guard (Deadline: 27 Jun. 2017)

3 | Assistant to Faculty (Faculty Coordinator) (Deadline: 30 Jun. 2017)

4 | Campus Counsellor (Deadline: 30 Jun. 2017)

5 | Faculty Coordinator (Deadline: 05 Jul. 2017)

6 | Administrative Officer (Deadline: 09 Jul. 2017)

7 | Kazakhstan Student Recruiter (Deadline: 10 Jul. 2017)

8 | Russian Editor/Translator (Deadline: Position open until filled)


Landscaping Worker

Position: Landscaping Worker
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 27 June 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
Responsible for maintenance of landscaping and outdoor facilities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Care for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing and removing thatch, and trimming and edging around flower beds, walks, and walls.
  • Mix and spray or spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, and trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.
  • Mow and edge lawns, using power mowers and edger’s.
  • Plant seeds, bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, and shrubs, and apply mulch for protection, using gardening tools.
  • Attach wires from planted trees to support stakes.
  • Decorate gardens with stones and plants.
  • Follow planned landscaping designs to determine where to lay sod, sow grass, or plant flowers and foliage.
  • Cleaning of external areas
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 27 June 2017 or submit to UCA HR Department. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Landscaping worker”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Campus Security Guard

Position: Campus Security Guard
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 27 June 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
Provides personal, equipment, and real property security for faculty, staff, students, and visitors within an assigned area of the University campus. Provide assistance to employees and visitors, and other basic public assistance services as needed, and performs routine security and public safety patrol duties within assigned area. Remains alert to emergency situations and provides first-line response, emergency management, and/or referral if required.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Patrols assigned area on foot, or specialised vehicle to ensure personal, building, and equipment security;
  • Examines doors, windows, and gates to ensure security; uses University keys to open and close buildings; monitors closed buildings for unauthorized persons and/or suspicious activities;
  • Informs and warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles;
  • Provide assistance to visitors, students, staff, and faculty in a courteous and professional manner; provides other public assistance, such as lockout services, jump-starts, and routine information;
  • Watches for and reports irregularities, such as security breaches, facility and safety hazards, and emergency situations; contacts emergency responders, such as police, fire, and/or ambulance personnel, as required;
  • Remains alert for the presence of unauthorised persons and/or security code violators; approaches suspicious persons and/or notifies police as appropriate; may confront and/or detain violators, as required, until police arrive;
  • Performs periodic checks of emergency call boxes and/or street lights to ensure proper functioning; reports malfunctions as required;
  • Patrols and monitors assigned parking areas and/or parking garages to provide public security and assistance;
  • Maintains security controls for issued University keys; safeguards and controls issued University equipment;
  • Prepares routine, standardised reports;
  • May provide specialized security in retail or other complex operational area, requiring specific knowledge of the operating environment; and
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • High school diploma; at least 3 year of directly related experience which may include directly related certification or practicum training;
  • Ability to successfully conduct security patrols without direct supervision;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to complete routine paperwork;
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation;
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations;
  • Skill in performing building security and lock procedures;
  • Knowledge of public security codes, policies, and regulations;
  • Ability to understand, follow, and enforce safety codes, regulations, and procedures;
  • Skill in providing protection services to individuals on campus;
  • Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel;
  • Elementary Russian is required; and
  • English is an important asset. 
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 27 June 2017 or submit to UCA HR Department. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Campus Security Guard”,

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Assistant to Faculty (Faculty Coordinator)

Position: Assistant to Faculty (Faculty Coordinator)
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 30 June 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The Assistant to Faculty (Faculty Coordinator) is responsible for a wide range of administrative and secretarial tasks, providing professional, efficient and hands-on support to the Faculty Members in Naryn. This individual should have a high attention to detail along with excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills. He/She also needs to show initiative, be flexible in their approach to work, and be able to work autonomously in a high-pressure environment. This individual will be required to interact and support all Faculty Members in preparation for their classes, procuring supplies, assisting with travel arrangements and various other administrative requests.
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Providing administrative support including data entry, photocopying, scanning, building slides, mail outs, word processing, filing and updating databases as required;
  • Provide administrative support including data entry, photocopying, scanning, developing Power Point presentations, mail outs, word processing, creating and maintaining a filing system and updating databases as required;
  • Draft, edit and compile documents, reports and spreadsheets as required.
  • Prepare minutes of meetings and circulate to members
  • Provide prompt, courteous information to students, faculty, staff and external customers; 
  • Coordinate events including meetings, seminars and conferences;
  • Facilitate faculty in the conduct of out-of-class teaching and learning activities;
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies for academic programmes: office, teaching and labs;
  • Create and monitor files that reflect the organizational memory of the Academic Programmes (i.e. master files of curriculum); 
  • Receive, sort and distribute incoming emails, calls and mails and arrange courier pick-up and delivery as required.
  • Perform library/research work;
  • Facilitate data collection and processing;
  • Oversee travel and accommodation arrangements, reimbursements for travel and accommodation, medical insurance etc.;
  • Prepare spreadsheets for budgets, grant or contract, including tracking and maintaining expenditures and reconciling accounts;
  • Assist in training and scheduling work of student assistants, interns or temporary staff;
  • Contribute to faculty effectiveness by accomplishing related duties as required. 
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • At least 3 years job related experience in a similar role, preferably in an international organisation with demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships;
  • Experience of handling sensitive information, using discretion and confidentiality;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks successfully;
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • Demonstrate a high level of energy, enthusiasm, initiative, motivation and commitment;
  • Fluent in English as well as Russian or the duty station country’s national language.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point;
  • Organisational skills;
  • Detail-oriented skills;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Strong writing and oral skills. 
Candidates from the founding countries of UCA i.e Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan are encouraged to apply for the position.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 30 June 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Assistant to Faculty (Faculty Coordinator)”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Campus Counsellor

Position: Campus Counsellor
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 30 June 2017

The University of Central Asia is seeking a full-time Campus Counsellor to provide a student-centered, inclusive and proactive support system for students of UCA under the general direction of the Manager of Student Affairs, who is part of the Dean’s Management Team. The position will be based on the Naryn campus in Kyrgyzstan, and starts as soon as possible. However, the start date is flexible. The successful candidate is primarily responsible for the provision of counselling services to students who are seeking solutions to personal concerns, but the Counsellor will also provide career and academic services to students in both individual, group and class settings. 

Counselling Services directly support the mission of the University of Central Asia by engaging in activities that facilitate the student learning experience, increase student engagement and success. The Counsellor will also assist with residence life, recreation programs, student orientations and other student activities; liaise and work with staff and administration on behalf of students through committees and on an individual basis; deliver student support courses such as job search training, school life balance, peer mentorship and related activities. The Counsellor will oversee a series of programme interventions with an emphasis on prevention and catching issues early on that address the needs and pre-existing issues faced at a remote university campus in Central Asia. The Counsellor will need to be the kind of individual who can develop and deliver innovative programmes and support structures that are responsive to the needs of Central Asian students.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Health and Psychological Counselling Services 
  • Offer mental health assessment and counselling to students on a wide variety of issues including suspected or confirmed mental health problems
  • Create awareness among students, faculty and staff regarding mental health and diversity issues
  • Develop and manage support programs for on campus crises
  • Offer personal counselling to students adjusting to post-secondary studies and living away from home
Desired Qualities and Capacities 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, preferably with experience in the developing world and/or in a rural community
  • A capacity to handle sensitive situations and confidential information with discretion and a genuine concern for student success
  • An understanding of issues and cultural norms experienced by Central Asian students and the appropriate support structures and coping mechanisms that are needed
  • An ability to establish a cooperative work environment and create strong collaborative relationships
  • Proven ability engage students, staff and faculty in developing  a healthy campus culture that support student well-being
  • Experience working with health care professionals to offer integrated mental and health services such as critical incident training
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with academic personnel and leadership
  • Willingness to build expertise in career counselling
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office
Minimum Qualifications and Relevant Experience 
  • Graduate Degree in Counselling Psychology from a reputable graduate program
  • One year of supervised clinical counselling training
  • Minimum of one year psychological counselling experience
  • Preference will be given to applicants with two years of personal, mental health, crisis and student success counselling at a post-secondary institution within the past five years
  • Professionalism, tact, accuracy, timeliness, and sensitivity are required to effectively advise students and to maintain and enhance relationships with students
  • Experience with group and/or workshop facilitation including development of seminars
  • Specialised training and credentials in any areas of critical incident training, mental health training, and/or diversity training is an asset
Language 
  • Advanced English and Russian is required; however, for very experienced counsellors Russian may be considered optional;
  • Working knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik, and Kazakh would be an attractive asset.
Relationships
Reports to the University Counsellor and works closely with the Manager of Student Affairs, Cooperative Education Office, Faculty and Staff.

Salary and Package: Salary and package to attract the best candidate.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 30 June 2017. Position open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Campus Counsellor” and indicate how you heard about us.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Faculty Coordinator

Position: Faculty Coordinator
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 05 July 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The Faculty Coordinator is responsible for a wide range of administrative tasks such as providing professional, efficient and hands-on support for up to 12 Faculty Members in Khorog. This individual should have a high attention to detail along with excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills. He/She also needs to show initiative, be flexible in their approach to work, and be able to work autonomously in a high-pressure environment. This individual will be required to interact and support all Faculty Members in preparation for their classes, procuring supplies, assisting with travel arrangements and various other administrative requests. They will also be responsible for creating a vibrant faculty life through social and community programming.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Managing and updating Moodle (learning management system), the online Library research and scheduling student meetings;
  • Providing administrative support including data entry, photocopying, scanning, building slides, mail outs, word processing, filing and updating databases as required;
  • Overseeing travel and accommodation arrangements / documentation for faculty and external faculty partners;
  • Creating and monitoring files that reflect the organizational memory of the Academic Programmes including managing the online filing system;
  • Drafting, editing and compiling of documents, reports and spreadsheets as required;
  • Reception duties, providing prompt, courteous information and service to students;
  • Receive, sort and distribute incoming emails, calls and mails and arrange courier pick-up and delivery as required;
  • Event organising: assisting with conference/meeting arrangements;
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies for Academic Programmes; and
  • Responsible for creating a vibrant faculty life through social and community programming.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • At least 3 years job related experience in a similar role, preferably in an international organisation with demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships; 
  • Experience of handling sensitive information, using discretion and confidentiality;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks successfully;
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure;
  • Demonstrate a high level of energy, enthusiasm, initiative, motivation and commitment; and
  • Fluent in English as well as Russian or the duty station country’s national language.
Skills Required 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Moodle;
  • Organisational skills;
  • Detail-oriented skills;
  • Interpersonal skills; and
  • Strong writing and oral skills.
Candidates from the founding countries of UCA i.e Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan are encouraged to apply for the position.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 5 July 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Faculty Coordinator, Khorog”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Administrative Officer

Position: Administrative Officer
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 09 July 2017

Summary of the Position
The Administrative Officer is responsible for managing and implementing administrative support activities of the campus. Reporting directly to the Facilities Manager of the entity, serves as principle point of administrative contact and liaison with internal and external Stakeholders.

The position will provide leadership and direction, coordinating work of the administrative staff to ensure customer’s expectations are met, costs are controlled.

Main Duties and Responsibilities   
  • Oversees and administers the day-to-day activities of the office: develop a procedures, and systems which ensure productive and efficient administrative operation.
  • Provides assistance and support to the Facilities Manager in management, problem solving, development and execution of stated goals and objectives.
  • Supervises the work of employees in supporting roles, including assigning workload and monitoring employee performance.
  • Oversees and facilitates resources management and administration procedures and documentation for the principal.
  • Performs research and analysis on specific issues, as required, and independently prepares non-routine letters and/or reports. 
  • Serves as the primary point of administrative contact and liaison with other offices, individuals, and institutions on operational matters concerning the campus administration.
  • Organises and facilitates meetings, conferences, and other special events.
  • Provides and/or oversees provision of staff support to the office, to include handling walk-up and phone interactions, maintaining calendars and travel arrangements, screening, analysing, and responding to incoming correspondence, handling day-to-day problems and situations, and provision of secretarial support.
  • Provides assistance in the understanding and interpretation of University policies and procedures, as appropriate, and ensures that office operations are in compliance with policy provisions and standards.
  • Serve as backup to the Transportation Coordinator and Housekeeping Coordinator in their absence.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • 2 years of directly related experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified AND 1 year of experience managing at least one of the following functional areas: fiscal services, administration and/or human resources 
  • Fluent oral and written English and local used language.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Required 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of 
  • Ability to gather data, compiles information, and prepares reports.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to use independent judgment.
  • Ability to analyse and solve problems.
  • Skill in organising resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to lead and train staff.
  • Word processing and/or data entry skills.
  • Knowledge of office management principles and procedures.
  • Organising and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of administrative policies and procedures as applied to public academic institutions. 
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 9 July 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Administrative Officer, Naryn”.

Candidates from the founding countries of UCA i.e Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan are encouraged to apply for the position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Kazakhstan Student Recruiter

Position: Kazakhstan Student Recruiter
Duty station: Tekeli, Kazakhstan
Deadline: 10 July 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia is seeking a Student Recruiter who will assist in the design and implementation of UCA’s student recruitment strategy. A major component of the role will be the coordination and delivery of visits to high schools across the rural areas of Kazakhstan. This is a hands-on recruitment position that will involve implementing student recruitment activities such as campus open houses, high school visits, information sessions, university fairs, pre-university upgrading programmes and student and community engagement.

The sessions will inform potential applicants, teachers, and parents with accurate information about all aspects of applying to and studying at UCA. The Student Recruiter will help raise UCA’s profile within the wider community including high school principals, teachers, students and their parents, and forge close relationships with potential feeder high schools across Rural Kazakhstan. The Student Recruiter will also assist with logistics around admissions and financial aid.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Experience 
  • Experience in higher education marketing, recruitment, and student recruitment and admissions at a senior level
  • Strong professional familiarity with the Kazakhstan secondary and post-secondary education landscape
  • Strong network of relationships with high school principals across Rural Kazakhstan 
  • Experience at building relationships with senior high school students and their parents
  • Experience managing academic related events
  • Experience in public speaking and presentation delivery 
  • Experience building and managing complex schedules, presentations, and travel 
  • Working with marketing to ensure promotional materials and online content and social networking content supports the recruitment effort 
  • Experience with financial aid processes at the university level
Skills 
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong operational and logistics management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse teams
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short-term and long-term goals
  • Strong networking skills and ability to connect with individuals and audiences alike
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to design and maintain tracking of data related to student recruitment 
Location 
  • The position will be based in Tekeli, Kazakhstan however will require travel within Kazakhstan and to Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. It is estimated that the Kazakhstan Student Recruiter will be in the field for at least 10 to 15 days per month, from October to June each year due to the nature of the recruitment cycle.
  • Length and location of travel is subject to change.
Language 
  • Advanced English, Russian and Kazakh
Education 
  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution
  • Graduate Degree in a relevant subject (Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Higher Education, etc.)
Relationships
The Kazakhstan Rural Student Recruiter will: 
  • Report to the Head of Student Recruitment
  • Work closely with the Student Recruitment and School of Arts and Sciences team
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 10 July 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Kazakhstan Student Recruiter

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Russian Editor/Translator

Position: Russian Editor/Translator
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position
The Russian Editor is a member of the Content Development function of the UCA Communications and Marketing team. The main function of this support-level position includes  oral interpretation, written translation and editing for various departments within UCA; editing and written translation of UCA communications and marketing materials and managing external translation tasks. The Russian Editor will have a strong command of English and is responsible for editing content for various communications and marketing platforms in Russian (print, online, multimedia, power point, posters, banners), as well as UCA research, materials, institutional reports, strategic plans and proposals, to ensure high quality and brand-appropriate products.

Key Responsibilities
  • Perform timely oral interpretation and written translation, editing to ensure compliance with established requirements for scientific and technical terms and definitions, and consistency with the lexical and semantic content of the source;
  • Proofread, fact check, edit and revise translated materials;
  • Develop and maintain multi-lingual UCA glossary of technical and commonly used terms for use by internal stakeholders and outsourced translators to ensure consistency across multiple languages;
  • Edit content for University communications and marketing outputs, including website content, newsletters, flyers, press releases and other internal and external materials to highlight UCA, AKDN and external brand and value propositions;
  • Continuously improve knowledge of terminology and maintain awareness of topics and events related to performance of job duties and responsibilities;
  • Provide substantive and copy editing services to UCA programmes, including supporting UCA’s three research institutes through the editing of working papers, glossaries and publications;
  • Other tasks as assigned by Director of Communications and Marketing. 
Requirements
  • At least 3 years of work experience as an editor in international or other organisations;
  • Excellent command of writing, editing and speaking in Russian;
  • A strong command of writing and speaking in English is required;
  • Experience working in an international organisation is highly desired;
  • Knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik or Kazakh is an asset;
  • Ability to edit/review large volumes of information in dynamic and high pressure environments;
  • Some knowledge of industry-specific terminology for example in education, construction, finance, economics, statistics, tax or law;
  • Superior editing skills (substantive and copy) in a variety of styles and voices for a range of platforms;
  • Excellent communications skills, including ability to communicate across institutional hierarchy, cultures and locations;
  • Sound judgement to manage confidential information and serve as liaison to partner organisations;
  • Experience in and knowledge of international development, capacity building, education and Central Asia a plus. 
Relationships
The incumbent will report to the Director of Communications and Marketing and work closely with University units and departments across its three founding states.

Salary and Package
Salary and package to attract the best candidate. The job description is subject to change.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 9 August 2016. As your application e-mail subject, please write: "Russian Editor/Translator" and indicate how you heard about us. Applications are open until the position is filled.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.