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List of current vacancies:
1 | Coordinator, Local Impact-Energy Plus Project (Tajikistan) (Deadline: 11 Aug. 2020)
2 | Lawyer / Senior Lawyer (Deadline: 26 Aug. 2020)
3 | Manager of Advancement for Kazakhstan (Deadline: Position open until filled)
4 | Student Life Advisor (Deadline: Position open until filled)
5 | Campus Counsellor (Deadline: Position open until filled)
Coordinator, Local Impact-Energy Plus Project (Tajikistan)
Position: Coordinator, Local Impact-Energy Plus Project
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 11 August 2020
- Convening meetings between UCA and BE on agreeing the plan for project activities;
- Setting up working groups for implementing the planned project activities, agreeing the roles and terms, schedule of meetings:
- Arrange meetings with local authorities and signing any formal protocols to smoothly implement the required activities based on the laws of Afghanistan;
- Promote of courses through SPCE network and attract maximum number of participants;
- Establish selection Panel of SPCE and BE staff;
- Coordinate the selection process of course participants and ensure the admission of the most suitable candidates:
- Arrangements of visas and logistics for travel of participants to Tajikistan;
- Plan and carry out alumni survey among graduates and track their progress (if applicable).
Major responsibilities in executing specific project activities in Tajikistan:
- Convene meetings between SPCE and PE on agreeing the course ToR;
- Agree ToR for feasibility study and coordinate tender announcement for conducting feasibility study;
- Coordinate tender announcement for course design and development of learning materials;
- Coordinate the joint SPCE-PE development of specifications of equipment;
- Manage the tender process for procurement of equipment and teaching resources for the programme;
- Manage all activities related to the arrangement and establishment of a workshop for the training;
- Together with SPCE admin manager coordinate all logistics related to travel, accommodation and catering for participants in Khorog:
- Coordinate the development of learning materials for the training;
- Supervise the translation and printing of learning materials for the programme;
- Monitor the process of delivery of courses and regularly report to SPCE academic unit on the progress and shortcomings;
- Coordinate with SPCE academic unit on conducting evaluation and exams upon completion of each module;
- Coordinate all activities directly related to conducting the graduation ceremony.
Overall administrative and financial responsibilities/duties:
- In close collaboration with the Office of Research and Development (ORD), other UCA units and partners, prepare the annual work plan and budget in relation to the Project design and available financing, and oversee the coordination and implementation of the activities as per the approved annual work plan and budget;
- Actively cooperate with partners through ORD, implement of the project activities and events jointly with other organizations (schools and local providers, stakeholders and in the target countries);
- Work with Financial Analyst of SPCE's Project Management Office (PMO) to manage projections, reporting and budgeting process.
- Work and liaise with Financial department: project and grant reps
- Represent and promote the Project on national and regional levels as required, maintain close continued collaboration with development partners relevant to the Project;
- Work on and be responsible to use effectively UCAs SAP/Enterprise resource planning system to coordinate the Orders by himself from UCA account provided, based on the budget and work plan activities
- Work and liaise with UCA Materials Management Department and Administration department as needed regarding the SAP.
- Preparation reports based on workplan and arrange circulation of reports and other Project documentation from trainers as appropriate;
- Report to Finance department and coordinate reporting of all involved staff and trainees based on the agreed deadlines;
- Assume the lead responsibility for the preparation and content of the Annual Project Implementation Review, with the full participation of relevant Project personnel and stakeholders;
- Report to ORD, SPCE Director, Heads, and other related partners on any aspect of project management whenever is required;
- Monitor publications and media sources on the activities of the Project;
- Work and liaise with UCA Communication and publication department along with SPCEs communication and marketing staff at SPCE's PMO.
With specific reference to UCA administration and financial management:
- Ensure the completion of the procurement process and compliance with the appropriate procurement guidelines
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- Advanced administration/organisational skills and, ability to multi-task and stay on track to meet the Local Impact- Energy Plus Project goals and objectives;
- Excellent command of Tajik or Dari, Russian and English language, both verbal and written;
- Strong facilitation, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills as well as the ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse team, a variety of stakeholders and the immediate and larger community;
- Ability to gather, record and analyse data and generate reports;
- Advance skills in finances and budgeting;
- Operate confidently and calmly under tight timelines, unpredictable and stressful situations;
- Expert knowledge and skills in the use of information communication technologies and Office 365;
- Expert knowledge in electricity generation maintenance and construction of power lines as well as teaching experience would be preferred
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
- A graduate degree in a relevant field with 3 years’ experience in project management and coordination.
Lawyer / Senior Lawyer
Position: Lawyer / Senior Lawyer
Department: Office of Legal Affairs (OLA)
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 26 August 2020
Lawyer / Senior Lawyer will be part of the OLA team that handles all UCA legal matters in its Founding States (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan). Practice areas will include, among others, the following: contract, civil, employment, international, construction, tax and customs, property, and intellectual property law and laws affecting not-for-profit education institutions. He / she will report to the Director of Legal Affairs.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Timely draft and review contracts and other legal documents;
- Undertake research, draft legal memoranda and provide legal analysis and recommendations on a variety of issues arising from UCA activities;
- Review and comment upon internal policy documents, guidelines, regulations and manuals;
- Assist with OLA’s project and initiatives (intranet, knowledge management, etc.);
- Translate various documents from/into English and Russian;
- Perform other related assignments, as required.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Specialist Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in law (LLM would be an advantage);
- A minimum of three years of experience as a lawyer (experience with well-known law firms is desired);
- Good researching, drafting and communication skills in English and Russian;
- Ability to research and knowledge of Kyrgyz, Kazakh, and/or Tajik laws;
- Good planning, organization and attention to details;
- Strong work ethic, client confidentiality;
- Strong computer skills, including word processing;
- Ability to independently interact and communicate with the stakeholders;
- Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities;
- Strong organizational and document management skills.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and CV to email@example.com by 26 August 2020. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Lawyer / Senior Lawyer”.
Candidates from the founding countries of UCA (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) are encouraged to apply for this position.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Manager of Advancement for Kazakhstan
Position: Manager of Advancement for Kazakhstan
Department: Advancement and Public Affairs
Duty station: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Deadline: Position open until filled
- Assist the Director of APA in developing and achieving fundraising goals, strategies, plans and objectives for potential donors in Central Asia.
- Identify prospects and develop strategies to cultivate and solicit major gifts from corporations, and high net worth individuals in Kazakhstan.
- Prepare fundraising proposals and gift opportunities for solicitating donations from existing as well as new prospects.
- Identify and analyse information pertinent to the development of relationships with potential individual donors and corporations.
- Prepare and present fund raising status reports to University officials.
- Develop and administer recognition policies, and establish on-going dialogue and communication with existing and potential donors.
- Visit donors, donor organisations, and foundations throughout Kazakhstan to raise awareness of the University’s programmes, new initiatives, and achievements, with the objective of soliciting gifts.
- Supervise and implement an effective programme of communication and stewardship for all donors and prospects.
- Organise events on campus and elsewhere to showcase key programmes and achievements of UCA, with the objective of creating awareness and seeking donor support.
- Plan and manage various campaigns and annual giving drives to achieve established fund raising targets and goals.
- Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers in various donor geographies, to ensure they become effective in donor research, cultivation, solicitation (where appropriate), and follow up.
- Establish systems for the effective tracking of fundraising drives, pledges, collections, acknowledgement of gifts, and timely collection of pledges.
- Cultivate relationships with Central Asian and international media to give UCA greater regional and global exposure.
- Provide strategic guidance to all entities and officers of the University on communications and marketing, media engagement, and donor event planning and management.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of APA.
- Master’s degree, preferably in business, marketing, public relations, fundraising, government, or other germane fields. Relevant experience in lieu of a Master’s degree may be considered in exceptional cases.
- At least ten years of experience in the corporate, business, or marketing profession. Previous fundraising experience is desirable.
- The ability to motivate volunteers to engage with potential donors, and ensure effective follow up.
- Maturity and ability to work with senior persons including UCA’s management team.
- Ability and stamina to travel regionally and internationally.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Fundraising and communications for an innovative institution like UCA requires the ability to think creatively, and a strong commitment to the mission and objectives of the University.
- Demonstrated record of establishing relationships and rapport with the media.
- Fluency in English, Kazakh, and Russian. Ability to speak in Kyrgyz and Tajik, an asset.
Student Life Advisor
Position: Student Life Advisor
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic and Khorog, Tajikistan (please indicate the location of interest)
Deadline: Position open until filled
- Provide meaningful, education, co-curricular, experiential, and social programming to support students' growth, development, and relationship building;
- Lead in the implementation of all athletics (e.g. sports teams, fitness programs, outdoor activities etc.), student clubs (e.g. Debate Club, Model United Nations, Theater Club, Research Club etc.), student leadership (e.g. Student Association), diversity and inclusion activities, community service, and academic support (e.g. tutoring) on campus;
- Lead orientation programmes for first year students to ensure they are properly settled into campus life and are comfortable living away from home;
- Offer programmes that orient students to the university resources available to them, and those that will help students find their niche in the wider campus community;
- Assist with organizing university-wide events, floor events, training and guidance to student groups, event planning, fiscal management, procurement etc.;
- In some instances, support academic programmes;
- Create diversity and inclusion programming that could include workshops or events and encourage a daily practice of tolerance and understanding;
- Help establish a campus community to create an ethically sound student body.
- Encourage an immersive English language environment, which will be critical for the success of students in UCA’s academic programmes;
- Educate residents on the policies and procedures of Residential Life, Student Code of Conduct, and the university overall;
- Hold residents accountable for their behavior;
- Perform as a mediator in conflicts among residents and staff.
- Keeping track of student residents;
- Document policy violations, create reports, survey analysis;
- Report maintenance and facility concerns, conduct health and safety inspections, and some dormitory walk throughs;
- Procure items for students and handle logistics queries.
- Assist residents in developing relationships with each other;
- Promote student involvement in university activities and events;
- Act as a positive role model for both fellow staff members and residents by not participating in questionable and unethical behaviors and by following the highest standards of personal conduct;
- Counsel residents regarding personal and academic concerns;
- Be visible, regularly available, and accessible to address residents' needs or concerns;
- At times required to work evenings and weekends to monitor student programming or events.
- Build one-on-one relationships with students with the goal of helping them develop as well-rounded individuals;
- Provide support related to study skills, time management, reasoning, etc.
- Bachelor’s Degree is required;
- At least two years’ experience tutoring or working with students in upper years of high school or the first and second year of university;
- Experience working with or leading one or more of the following programmes for students: Athletics Programmes, Student Clubs and/or Student Leadership Programmes, Academic Support Programmes, Residential Life
- Event planning and logistics experience is an asset;
- Demonstrates sensitivity to and interest in people, neutrality, respect for dignity and open-mindedness on issues;
- At least two years of on campus living at a college or university is an asset;
- Have one to three years of experience working with students, in student services and/or residence life; experience as an RA or RD is preferred;
- Self-disciplined; interested in people on an individual basis and aware of the feelings, needs, and rights of others; interested in group living and in promoting positive aspects of community life on the floor and in the hall as a whole;
- Able and willing to fulfill all management functions; committed to student growth and the concept that student life facilitate the educational and personal development; committed to a flexible work environment
- Demonstrates initiative and is a self-starter;
- Event planning skills are highly valuable;
- Passionate about the quality of life for all residents;
- Approachable and accessible to residents;
- Discreet, will respect confidentiality guidelines at all times, and has demonstrated tact, good judgement, maturity and a high level of conduct when dealing with others;
- Good listener and possesses an ability to communicate effectively;
- Effective in helping residents to understand/resolve their problems and will refer them to a professional resource/counsellor as needed;
- Works well in a team setting;
- Convey a positive attitude towards the SLA position and its duties and responsibilities;
- Can work in a flexible work environment.
- Advanced English (written and spoken) is required;
- Fluency in Russian is required;
- Knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik, Shugni and/or Kazakh would be an asset.
Salary and package to attract the best candidate. The Student Life Advisor is required to live on campus in the dormitories and must be available to be on-call.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to AKDN Career Centre.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Position: Campus Counsellor
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled
- 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 campus crises;
- Offer personal counselling to students adjusting to post-secondary studies and living away from home.
- Provide confidential consultations to staff/faculty and their families on an individual basis regarding matters both personal and professional i.e. stress and mental health problems;
- Offer a variety of educational and training workshops for faculty and their families;
- Work closely with other student services areas (e.g. security, nurse, residence advisors) to ensure a holistic and seamless approach.
- 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;
- An ability to establish a cooperative work environment and create strong collaborative relationships;
- Proven ability to engage students, staff and faculty in developing a healthy campus culture that supports 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
- 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;
- Specialized training and credentials in any areas of critical incident training, mental health training, and/or diversity training is an asset.
- Advanced English is required, Russian fluency is strongly preferred;
- Working knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik, and Kazakh would be an asset.
- Reports to the Manager of Student Affairs, works closely with the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Cooperative Education Office, Faculty and Staff.