Current Vacancies

List of current vacancies:

1 | Cafeteria Area Supervisor (Deadline: 27 May 2017)

2 | Cashier/Kitchen Helper (2 positions) (Deadline: 27 May 2017)

3 | Cook (Deadline: 27 May 2017)

4 | Kitchen Helper (3 positions) (Deadline: 27 May 2017)

5 | Storekeeper (Deadline: 27 May 2017)

6 | Baker (Deadline: 27 May 2017)

7 | Cleaner/Dishwasher (3 positions) (Deadline: 27 May 2017)

8 | Internal Auditor (Deadline: 29 May 2017)

9 | Materials Management Manager (Deadline: 31 May 2017)

10 | Manager of Learning Centre (Deadline: 02 Jun. 2017)

11 | Receptionist (Temporary position) (Deadline: 12 Jun. 2017)

12 | Security Coordinator/ Health and Safety Environment (HSE) Officer (Deadline: 17 Jun. 2017)

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

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


Cafeteria Area Supervisor

Position: Cafeteria Area Supervisor
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 27 May 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia is seeking a Cafeteria Area Supervisor who will be responsible for ensuring a high quality of UCA cafeteria facilities and service.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Monitor compliance with health and fire regulations regarding building maintenance at Campus Cafeteria and eliminate any deficiencies in cooperation with Maintenance Coordinator; 
  • Ensure that dining area is maintained in a clean and sanitary manner and in accordance with University and state standards. Eliminate any shortcoming related to cleanliness at cafeteria in cooperation with Housekeeping Coordinator; 
  • Investigate and resolve complaints regarding the quality of service, facilities and accommodations at the cafeteria;
  • Prepare work schedule and time sheets for cafeteria personnel;
  • Orient and train cafeteria staff in proper work practices when they are hired and conduct and evaluate retraining and refresher training;
  • Establish and ensure standards for cafeteria staff performance and customer service;
  • Maintain cafeteria equipment inventories, and keep inventory records;
  • Order cafeteria supplies as needed; and
  • Work in close cooperation with the Storekeeper and help kitchen staff with the obtaining of food and materials from the storage. 
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Degree or certificate in food service management, culinary or other related area;
  • At least 3 years of supervisory work experience; 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in English and Russian; 
  • Customer focused; 
  • Results oriented; and
  • Confident user of Office applications, email and Internet.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 27 May 2017 or submit to UCA HR Department. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Cafeteria Area Supervisor”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Cashier/Kitchen Helper (2 positions)

Position: Cashier/Kitchen Helper (2 positions)
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 27 May 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
Cashier/Kitchen Helper will be responsible for setting up and operating cash register, scales, cash card machine, making change, issuing receipts and calculating individual food purchases made by students. S/he will also provide the highest quality of service to customers and will support the kitchen staff with food preparation as well as keeping the kitchen and cafeteria clean.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Collects payments for food items from students, staff and guests (e.g. cash, ID scan, payment tickets, etc.), and returns change accurately in accordance with established cash handling procedures;
  • Ensures food products are charged accurately by consistently checking the portion sizes and verify contents per department procedure; 
  • Prepares a variety of fiscal information (e.g. bank deposits, daily / monthly / yearly reports, free/reduced meals state report, etc.) for providing necessary documentation and/or information to all appropriate parties;
  • Prepares sales transaction documents (e.g. daily cash receipts, record breakfast and lunch counts, etc.) for providing written support and/or conveying information;
  • Processes daily transaction data (e.g. free and reduced meal status, sales transactions, etc.) for documenting activities, maintaining accurate account balances and/or conveying information;
  • Reconciles cash and credit receipts to meal counts for maintaining accurate account balances and complying with established policies and/or procedures; and
  • Support the kitchen staff in preparing and serving the food as well as keeping the kitchen and cafeteria area clean; 
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • High School diploma or equivalent;
  • Must be able to read and understand written schedules and menus; 
  • Minimum two years cashiering experience; 
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Ability to read, write, understand and communicate in Russian, Tajik and English; and
  • Must be able to perform calculations to complete cash report.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 27 May 2017 or submit to UCA HR Department. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Cashier/Kitchen Helper”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Cook

Position: Cook
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 27 May 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia is seeking a Cook, who will undertake and supervise the preparation of food for students and staff including official and private functions, by effective utilization of material and human resources available in the kitchen and ensuring cost effective operations and the highest standards of food and maintain hygiene in the kitchen and responsible to rotate the stock properly and maintain the required cooking related paper work. Responsible to report food safety & other complaints/ problems to immediate / duty supervisor.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Cook food according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, and numbers of portions to be served;
  • Apportion and serve food to students, employees, or visitors;
  • Direct activities of kitchen helpers who assist in preparing and serving meals;
  • Determine meal prices, based on calculations of ingredient prices;
  • Plan menus that are varied, nutritionally balanced, and appetising, taking advantage of foods in season and local availability;
  • Requisition food supplies, kitchen equipment, and appliances, based on estimates of future needs;
  • Clean, cut, and cook meat, fish, or poultry;
  • Clean and inspect galley equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation;
  • Maintain food, beverage, or equipment inventories; and
  • Monitor menus and spending to ensure that meals are prepared economically.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Training in catering and cookery from a regional institution with 4-6 years institutional food service experience from public dinning;
  • Knowledge of menus, recipes and preparation terminology;
  • Knowledge of quantity cooking techniques and methods;
  • Knowledge of principles of food safety and sanitation;
  • Ability to use kitchen utensils and equipment;
  • Able to read and write and communicate Russian, Tajik and English preferable.
  • Ability to work in and supervise a team; and
  • Respectful attitude towards superior and colleagues.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 27 May 2017 or submit to UCA HR Department. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Cook”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Kitchen Helper (3 positions)

Position: Kitchen Helper (3 positions)
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 27 May 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The Kitchen Helpers will assist kitchen staff with preparation and serving of food as well as with keeping the kitchens consistently clean.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Performs any combination of following duties to maintain kitchen work areas and restaurant equipment and utensils in clean and orderly condition;
  • Heat and serve prepared meals;
  • Maintains cleanliness and organisation, safe kitchen and dining area;
  • Assure proper care and maintenance of all food service equipment; 
  • Keep record of meals served and distributed;
  • Responsible for assisting kitchen personnel in areas of need (line servers, dishwashers, helping to set up for meals and helping to clean up after meals); 
  • Maintain fast, accurate service, positive guest relations, and ensure products are consistent with quality standards;
  • Assist in some preparation of food (ex. plate desserts, brew coffee, make ice tea, etc.); 
  • Set up and breakdown of buffet tables;  
  • Notify supervisor of items that need to be replenished and restocked;  
  • Responsible for helping to rotate perishable items at the end of the shift, to help insure fresh product;
  • Responsible for serving guests in a pleasant, efficient, courteous and professional manner; 
  • Assisting with dishes when necessary; and
  • Responsible for the changing and emptying of trash receptacles;
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • High School diploma or equivalent and one year of food service experience;
  • Ability to read, write, understand and communicate in Russian and Tajik. English language will be a significant advantage; 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures including hot kitchen to refrigerators and freezers;
  • Ability to work in a multi-tasked environment; and
  • Punctuality, cleanliness, neatness, hard-working and flexible.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 27 May 2017 or submit to UCA HR Department. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Kitchen Helper”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Storekeeper

Position: Storekeeper
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 27 May 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia is seeking a Storekeeper who will be responsible for the receipt, storage and release of food and materials for the Campus kitchen, as well as maintaining all related paperwork and documentation. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Ensure that the standards and technical conditions for food storage are followed;
  • Organises the storage to ensure that all supplies in the storage are kept in a proper manner in consideration of the temperature, space, sanitary etc. standards and requirements;
  • Organises the accounting of stock operations and necessary documentation;
  • Responsible for the receipt, storage and release of food and products in the storage;
  • Ensure compliance with the best practices on maintaining records, documentation, etc.; 
  • Participates in inventories of material assets;
  • Maintains inventory records;
  • Ensures compliance with the rules of registration and delivery of income and expenditure documents;
  • Provides the necessary information on the availability of material and material values on all storage operations to supervisor; and
  • Backstop kitchen staff upon need. 

Required Qualifications and Experience 

  • Higher education; 
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience; 
  • Excellent client-oriented skills;
  • Ability to read, write and speak in Russian, Tajik and English; and
  • Good command of MS Excel. 
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 27 May 2017 or submit to UCA HR Department. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Storekeeper”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Baker

Position: Baker
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 27 May 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia is seeking a Baker, who will undertake and supervise the preparation of dessert, pastries, baking, confectionery and decoration in the Bakery section for students and staff including official and private functions, by effective utilization of material and human resources available in the bakery and ensuring cost effective operations and the highest standards of products and maintain hygiene in the bakery and responsible to rotate the stock properly and maintain the required bakery related paper work. Responsible to report food safety & other complaints/ problems to immediate / duty supervisor.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Responsible to produce daily as well as next day requirements of the cycle menu or any special events requirements as directed by supervisor;
  • Obtain supplies from store when required through the routine procedure; 
  • Prepare pudding, gelatins, desserts both National and Continental, stewed and baked fruits, pies, cake, French pastries, icings, custards, fondants and various fillings used in the above desserts as per the requirements or when requested;
  • Prepare sugar paste or icing, cream mixtures, fondants or meringue required in decorating or in the formation of special molds used in the cakes and pastries;
  • Bake bread, rolls, biscuits and muffins as scheduled or as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
  • Make and decorate cakes with icing and suitable paste making flowers and writes on cakes when required or as specified; 
  • Maintain the cleaning of cooking equipment, utensils, fridges/walk-in fridges and bakery areas;
  • Ensure good quality of all bakery products related to students and staff or official functions;
  • Maintain related documentation and stock rotation of the items stored in fridges/freezer as assigned by supervisor;
  • Responsible for the safety and hygienic condition of the bakery products and immediately report of damages/wastes and theft to supervisor;
  • Provide training to the working staff as directed by the supervisor;
  • Ensure work stations and baking equipment are clean as per “clean as you go” principle for self and others;
  • Coordinate the routine cleaning of the areas and equipment with supervisor;
  • Maintain the safety of the Bakery equipment; and
  • Work involves shift duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Preferably with Food production diploma or Bakery certificate course from a recognized Institution;
  • 6-7 years of related work experience; 
  • Knowledge of hygiene and sanitation standards;
  • Able to read & write in Russian, Kyrgyz and English preferably;
  • Able to operate Bakery & Kitchen equipment;
  • Knowledge of standard recipes and ability to follow written guidelines;
  • Respectful attitude towards supervisor and colleagues; and
  • Ability to maintain the equipment.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 27 May 2017 or submit to UCA HR Department. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Baker”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Cleaner/Dishwasher (3 positions)

Position: Cleaner/Dishwasher (3 positions)
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 27 May 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The Cleaner/Dishwasher will perform a variety of duties to maintain kitchen work area in a clean and orderly condition, to ensure that the highest degree of cleanliness and sanitation is maintained consistently. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Provide the highest quality of service to customers; 
  • Organises, cleans and sanitises the kitchen, dining areas, trash disposal areas, loading dock, dining storage areas, equipment, cookware, dishes, etc.;
  • Follows and completes written and verbal cleaning instructions/procedures and other assignments;
  • Other duties include sweeping and mopping of floors, washing worktables, walls refrigerators and meat blocks and removing trash and garbage to designated areas;
  • Scrape food from dirty dishes, pots and pans and washes them by hand or places them in dishwashing machine, utilising proper infection control procedures. Records dish machine rinse temperatures at each meal washing service;
  • Follows directives on placement of clean dish, utensil and pan storage;
  • Assisting in food preparation as directed;
  • Processing and storing incoming orders of food and supplies according to departmental policies and procedures;
  • Assurance that food preparation and storage areas are maintained in a clean and properly arranged manner at all times; and
  • Lifting, moving, storing, counting, food stock items.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • High School diploma or equivalent and one year of food service experience;
  • Ability to read, write, understand and communicate in Russian and Tajik. English language will be a significant advantage; 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures including hot kitchen to refrigerators and freezers;
  • Ability to work in a multi-tasked environment; and
  • Punctuality, cleanliness, neatness, hard-working and flexible.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 27 May 2017 or submit to UCA HR Department. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Cleaner/Dishwasher”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Internal Auditor

Position: Internal Auditor
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 29 May 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities 
Under the supervision and guidance of Head of Internal Audit, the Internal Auditor will: 
  • Assist the Internal Audit team in audit planning, audit fieldwork, and audit reporting;
  • Responsible for audit working papers and audit documentation;
  • Exercise responsibility with regard to the sensitivity and confidentiality of information;
  • Demonstrate professionalism and adhere to the Institute of Internal Auditors standards;
  • Travel to and stay in any area of UCA operating jurisdiction within the Central Asian region; and
  • Assist the Head of Internal Audit on projects as required.
Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Working with the members of Internal Audit team on audit planning;
  • Assist in testing design adequacy of the process;
  • Assist in preparing the audit programme;
  • Performing internal audit fieldwork testing as per the audit programme;
  • Obtaining audit documentations, and data for audit testing;
  • Examining records, reports, policies, procedures, and other relevant documentations;
  • Preparing audit working papers that support the work performed and conclusions;
  • Preparing issues summary based on conclusions from the audit fieldwork testing;
  • Discussing issues summary with the management staff and accordingly submit reports for inclusion in the draft audit report;
  • Assist in preparing the draft audit report;
  • Coordinating meetings with the management staff during audit fieldwork testing; and
  • Ensure audit working papers are filed and maintained as per the internal audit function policy.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting or equivalent;
  • 4-5 years relevant experience of which 2-3 years should be in the internal audit function. Experience of Internal Audit function in a University setting will be an added advantage;
  • Professional accounting certification such as ACCA, CAP or CIPA would be an advantage;
  • Proficiency in Central Asian languages;
  • Outstanding English language skills (including excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills);
  • Excellent computer skills in use of word, power point, excel, e-mails, internet;
  • Highly organised and attention to details;
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi task and meet timelines; and
  • Ability to work in a variety of different cultural settings with culturally diverse groups.
Preference will be given to candidates with previous related experience in Central Asia or the former Soviet Union and proficiency in Russian. 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 29 May 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Internal Auditor”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Materials Management Manager

Position: Materials Management Manager
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 31 May 2017

Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer and in collaboration with the relevant staff of the UCA departments and units, the Materials Management Manager shall be responsible to manage all aspects of procurement and materials management activities within UCA. This includes planning, scheduling, order placement, vendor selection, purchase and delivery, inventory control, material handling and logistics, and to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and efficacy of the processes in compliance with specifications established by UCA and by relevant regulations.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • In close collaboration with the UCA relevant departments and with an objective to provide high-quality and cost effective service, plan, organise, develop and direct the operation of the Materials Management Department including purchasing, receiving, storage, distribution and disposal of construction materials (cement, steel, heavy construction equipment), laboratory equipment and chemicals, building and maintenance equipment, furniture and soft goods, food items, IT and educational equipment and supplies.
  • Provide strategic planning support to University management for all Materials Management activities that helps in smooth running of overall operations.
  • In collaboration with University Leadership, establish yearly cost reduction initiatives related to standardisation with attainable and measurable financial targets.
  • Develop and promote a customer-focused orientation toward materials management; promote a collaborative culture between Materials Management, end users and other departments.
  • Develop and implement departmental policies/procedures that guide and support the provision of purchasing services in conjunction with UCA’s directives.
  • Work collaboratively with users departments to support cost reduction initiatives, products standardisation, and utilisation.
  • Plan, organise, develop and direct the capital and maintenance contract budget processes including negotiations of capital equipment deals and life cycle cost analysis.
  • Assist in the review and negotiation of all contract terms, conditions and pricing for UCA’s Campuses and locations.
  • Assists departmental managers with identifying their material needs.
  • Plan and implement ongoing training and development of the Materials Management Department’s staff to enhance their technical capacity.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration from a recognised University or equivalent, preferably in Materials/Supply Chain Management.
  • At least five years supervisory and/or management experience in a Materials Management setting preferably in a University setting.
  • Experience of project management, process improvement and budget management is essential.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills with the ability to describe complex ideas in clear and meaningful forms and to present data and information to various audiences.
  • A demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally within UCA, as well as globally with suppliers.
  • Sophisticated negotiation skills. Strong knowledge of related industry operating costs, procurement methods, and pricing practices.
  • End-to-end understanding of the Materials Management including issues relating logistics in the mountainous regions of Central Asia.
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities in an extremely fast-paced environment with an ability to innovate and create strategies that significantly improve Materials Management efficiencies.
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams individually and collectively
  • Excellent business acumen and analytical skills along with in-depth knowledge of ERP.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Language
  • Advanced English is required.
  • Russian is an important asset.
  • Working knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik, and/or Kazakh would be an asset.

Relationships

The Materials Management Manager will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

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

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

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 31 May 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Materials Management Manager”.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Manager of Learning Centre

Position: Manager of Learning Centre
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 02 June 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The Manager of Learning Centre will report to the Director of School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE). He/she will closely liaise with other UCA staff as necessary.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Managing and controlling teaching and methodology work related to professional and continuing education programmes of the SPCE. Implementing education quality assurance system;
  • Creative approach to developing new courses and programmes that meet the needs of the region;
  • Organize academic activities and approve schedule of classes and exams. Oversee compliance with the SPCE Academic Schedule;
  • Organise the work and control the activities of remote SPCE academic units (outreach courses and project activities, etc.);
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of academic and project reports (in English);
  • Faculty recruitment, interviewing candidates;
  • Controlling optimal allocation of teaching workloads;
  • Cooperating with government and municipal authorities, institutions and organizations on education-related matters; and
  • Ensure compliance with applicable legal norms of the organisation and implementation of academic activities, of the contracts with SPCE students in particular.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Higher education, graduate or Post graduate degree;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in education, management, marketing;
  • Highly motivated with strong organisational skills;
  • Strong communication, writing, time management skills;
  • Fluent in English, Russian and Kyrgyz languages; and
  • Computer literate: MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, Internet and email.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 2 June 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “MLC, SPCE Bishkek”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Receptionist (Temporary position)

Position: Receptionist (Temporary position)
Duty station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Deadline: 12 June 2017

Summary of Position
The Receptionist is a support level position and its functions are aimed to provide organisational and technical support to the office. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Provides courteous and timely administrative support and information to visitors;
  • Communicates instructions and messages to employees and students;
  • Ensures delivery of letters, parcels, and other materials to the respective recipients and maintains incoming and outgoing correspondence;
  • Works on switchboard, forwards incoming telephone calls according to the established order;
  • Ensures that UCA management is informed of external queries, feedback and public opinion about the programs;
  • Maintains a database of contact information of UCA employees, local organisations, educational institutions and government agencies;
  • Orders, distributes and maintains record of stationeries for the office and staff;
  • Arranges coffee breaks during trainings;
  • Does written translation of various texts/documents and oral interpretation when requested;
  • Replaces (if necessary) absent administrations ration staff; and
  • Performs other duties related to SPCE operational activities.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree;
  • Fluent oral and written English, Russian and Tajik;
  • 1 year of working knowledge and experience in the same domain;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, set priorities, and work independently and in a team environment;
  • Professional oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, strong attention to detail; and
  • Proven ability to write clear reports.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 12 June 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Receptionist”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Security Coordinator/ Health and Safety Environment (HSE) Officer

Position: Security Coordinator/ Health and Safety Environment (HSE) Officer
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 17 June 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
UCA Security Coordinator/HSE Officer will organise the work of UCA security service and coordinate general University Health and Safety Environment program across all UCA locations. The Security Coordinator will report to the Chief Operating Officer of UCA and will be expected to work closely with the AKDN Agencies security team.
Main Duties and Responsibilities 

Security Services: 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of all policies and procedures related to safety and security at the University. Ensure the security and safety of all UCA personnel and protection of UCA property.
  • Carry out situational analysis, security and safety risk assessment to keep up to date the Management on the security situation in the region, and prepare regular reports and recommendations for the Line Manager for managing and implementing required measures to mitigate security risks. 
  • Establish office and residential security procedures for UCA and monitor their implementation
  • Review personnel security guidelines describing precautionary safety and security actions and rules of behavior for the UCA staff and ensure their implementation.
  • Conduct survey of proposed premises for UCA offices and expatriate residences as requested.
  • Develop and coordinate implementation of policies and procedures on protection of sensitive UCA/AKDN records.
  • Conduct thorough inquiry and analysis of security incidents, involving UCA staff.
  • Develop and submit proposals for budgeting security related expenses in accordance to the expectations and guidance of the UCA management.
  • In line with the overall objectives of the UCA, help manage and cultivate external relations with relevant stakeholders, which are aimed at improving the security and safety of the property and staff. 
  • Conduct background check on staff candidates prior to their employment with UCA as required. Ensure all shifts are complete and control security officers on duty at the UCA locations.
  • Notify management about all security related incidents. 
  • Ensure implementation of Security policy and prevent any case of breach of security system by intruders.
  • Investigate and prepare reports on accidents, incidents, and suspicious activities; maintain written logs as required by the post.
  • Have a plan for any emergency case and rules of engagement with local rescue services.
  • Observe departing personnel to protect against theft of university property and ensure that authorised removal of property is conducted within appropriate client requirements.
  • Inform Head of Administration if there any security challenge to take essential security precaution measures.
  • Conduct security briefing for new staff and students.
HSE actions: 
  • Participate in the development and implementation of university-wide safety programmes such as defensive driving, lockout/tag out, confined space entry, fire protection, and other safety compliance programmes.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of university-wide safety programmes and in formulating maintenance strategies and policies.
  • Conduct routine and follow-up safety and hazard inspections of university facilities.
  • Respond to emergency situations involving hazardous materials, radiation, or fire and smoke incidents; prepares reports of findings and submits recommendations.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • The position requires a professional with a minimum of University degree and with relevant security training. Ideally the candidates will have a minimum experience of five years in security related field. Previous experience in managing security teams with demonstrated leadership abilities are an asset.
  • Communications (oral and written), strong inter-personals skills are essential. 
  • Candidates should be personally committed to AKDN and UCA’s mission and values and the ethics they reflect.
  • Candidates should have the ability to deal with confidential matters discreetly and with integrity. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to complete routine paperwork.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of public security codes, policies, and first medical aid procedures.
  • Ability to understand, follow, and enforce safety codes, regulations, and procedures.
  • Problems identification and solving skills
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Word, Excel, e-mail, internet, etc.)
Language 
  • Conversational and written English skills is a requirement
  • Russian is an important asset
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 17 June 2017.As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Security Coordinator/ HSE Officer”.

Candidates from the founding states of UCA i.e Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan are encouraged to apply for the position.

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.


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.