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List of current vacancies:

1 | English Language Instructor (part-time) (Deadline: 20 Dec. 2018)

2 | Advancement Officer (3 positions) (Deadline: 28 Dec. 2018)

3 | Finance Assistant (temporary) (Deadline: 31 Dec. 2018)

4 | Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Economics (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019)

5 | Assistant Professor Earth and Environmental Sciences (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019)

6 | Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Computer Science (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019)

7 | Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Communications and Media (Theory and Production) (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2019)

8 | Head of Internal Audit (Deadline: 31 Jan. 2019)

9 | Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Deadline: Position open until filled)

10 | Part time English Language Instructor (6 Vacancies) (Deadline: Position open until filled)

11 | Webmaster (Deadline: Position open until filled)

12 | Part-time 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' Programmes Instructor (4 Vacancies) (Deadline: Position open until filled)

13 | Part-time 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' Programmes Instructor (6 Vacancies) (Deadline: Position open until filled)

14 | Campus Counsellor (Deadline: Position open until filled)

15 | Manager of Advancement for Kyrgyzstan (Deadline: Position open until filled)

16 | Manager of Advancement for Tajikistan (Deadline: Position open until filled)

17 | Manager of Advancement for Kazakhstan (Deadline: Position open until filled)

18 | Registrar (Deadline: Position open until filled)


English Language Instructor (part-time)

Position: English Language Instructor (part-time)
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Khatlon, Bokhtar, Tajikistan
Deadline: 20 December 2018

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
This is a part time position and does not require a full day engagement. The Instructor reports to the Learning Centre Coordinator and works closely with other staff members of UCA.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Teaching English courses and programmes
  • Coordinating specific English Programmes
  • Participating in developing proposals for corporate English courses and programmes
  • Participating in marketing and promotion of SPCE courses and programmes
  • Submitting reporting documents (individual plans, examination registers, grade reports) on time
  • Ensuring high attendance of students in classes, contacting students, and reacting on their needs
  • Ensuring safety of equipment and furniture in the classrooms and offices
  • Performing other duties (extra-curricular activities, English clubs).
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • University Degree in teaching English
  • A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience, teaching adults would be an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Russian and Tajik languages (TKT, IELTS, TOEFL certificates required)
  • Communication skills: The Instructor must be able to speak clearly to students, other teachers, parents and administration officials.
  • Instruction skills: The Instructor will have to explain unfamiliar concepts  concisely so that students can understand. 
  • Writing skills are critical. 
  • Creativity: Teachers must find ways to involve students into their lessons. 
  • Additionally, teachers must work with different learning styles to get the most out of each student.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by December 20th 2018. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “English Language Instructor (Part-time)”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Advancement Officer (3 positions)

Position: Advancement Officer (3 positions)
Department: Advancement and Public Affairs
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Deadline: 28 December 2018

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. Prompt applications are encouraged.

Position Summary
The incumbent will be responsible for researching and following up with high net worth individuals as well as corporate potential donors who could support the programmes of UCA. One of the key roles of the Officer is to encourage senior staff and faculty in developing attractive gift opportunities and fundraising proposals to garner support for capital investments, on-going academic programmes, new initiatives, annual giving, and alumni contributions.

The Officer will also help in establishing an on-going dialogue and communication with existing and potential donors; and effectively track fundraising pledges, collections, and acknowledgement of gifts.

In addition to responsibilities related to resource mobilization, this position requires the incumbent to have an in-depth understanding of communication and marketing techniques to effectively create awareness and cultivate a broad range of potential donors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Assist the Advancement Manager 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.
  • Prepare fundraising proposals and gift opportunities for solicitating donations from existing as well as new prospects.
  • Identify and analyze 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.
  • Maintain an effective programme of communication and stewardship for all donors and prospects.
  • Organize events on campus and elsewhere to showcase key programmes and achievements of UCA, with the objective of creating awareness and seeking donor support.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Advancement Manager and the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, marketing, public relations, fundraising, government, or other germane fields. 
  • Previous fundraising experience is desirable.
  • The ability to motivate and engage with potential donors and ensure effective follow up.
  • Maturity and ability to work with senior persons including UCA’s management team. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public speaking 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.
  • Fluency in English, Russian and the national language.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 28 December 2018. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Advancement Officer”. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. Prompt applications are encouraged.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Finance Assistant (temporary)

Position: Finance Assistant (temporary)
Department: Finance, Naryn Campus
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
Deadline: 31 December 2018

Finance Assistant (temporary)

Department: Finance, Naryn Campus
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: December 31st 2018

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The Finance Assistant will assist the relevant Finance team members in overseeing the related financial operations of the University’s programmes in Naryn.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Effectively maintain the cashbook of the UCA Campus, Naryn;
  • Undertake a cash-count and balance the cashbook on daily basis;
  • Ensure effective processing of all bank and cash payments while ensuring the adherence to the financial policies and procedures and in accordance with the UCA authority matrix;
  • Prepare bank payment orders and cheques in accordance with the approvals and coordinate the signing of the payment orders/cheques with the authorized bank signatories;
  • Keep a systematic track of all payments and transactions in iScala (financial system) including income recognition, advance reports closing, expenses tracking etc;
  • Assist with preparation of bank balance status on a monthly basis in a pre-defined format;
  • Assist in compilation of UCA Campus reports on periodic basis including canteen reports, stock control, receivable and payables etc;
  • Assist other team members of the UCA Naryn Finance as per need;
  • Coordinate with the Campus team for the relevant functions;
  • Undertake any other assignment given by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Preferably a bachelor degree or any diploma in the field of Finance and Accounting from a reputed organization;
  • At least 1 years of professional working experience in a similar position or in an international working environment;
  • Fair command on written and spoken English and Russian;
  • Good command on computer (MS Office);
  • Good Interpersonal communication skills.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to kg.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by December 31st 2018. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Finance Assistant”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Economics

Position: Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Economics
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 15 January 2019

Deadline: January 15th 2019 (open until filled)
Commencement Date: January 15th 2019, or August 1st 2019

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities 
The University of Central Asia seeks to fill several full-time positions in the Economics programme at UCA’s campus in Khorog, Tajikistan. In your role as faculty member, you will be contributing to the development and implementation of a new Economics curriculum at the Bachelor Level that has been designed in partnership with the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

Academic programmes combine the student-centered environment of a liberal arts college with the intellectual excitement of being at the frontiers of knowledge offered by a research university. As a Faculty Member teaching in small classes you will be providing each student with personal academic attention to ensure that they master and apply the material. 

The successful candidate is expected to be research active and have a commitment to establishing foundational knowledge for students new to the field especially on issues relating to the economic development of Central Asia, especially its mountainous regions. Creating pathways to engage students in the research programme, you will be provided support to continue your research and explore new horizons. 

Programme Description
UCA aims to train economists who are strategic thinkers and can eventually serve as effective policy makers who understand the complexities of Central Asian and global economies. The degree programme will address both global economic concepts and processes and Central Asian emerging economies and opportunities. It will equip students to make a contribution to economic growth. You will have access to and be expected to contribute to research work of the University's Institute of Public Policy and Administration, which fosters rigorous inquiry into public policy related to socio-economic development in Central Asia and has strong partnerships with government agencies across the region. 

Minimum Qualifications  
  • Lecturer: Master’s in Economics
  • Assistant Professor and Above: PhD in Economics
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian is an asset
Desirable Attributes
Teaching
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a teaching team; flexibility and the ability to work in a constantly-evolving academic endeavour is essential 
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students. At least 2 years of experience teaching at the undergraduate level would be expected.
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and evaluation methodologies

Research

  • A proven ability to publish research in high quality journals 
  • Regular attendance and experience with presenting at international conferences
  • Experience in conducting research in Central Asia would be a valuable asset
  • Aware of current and future industry trends; strong network of industry contacts to support internship programs, project collaborations and industrial mentoring.
Salary and Package
Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate. 

How to Apply
Please send us an up-to-date resume including list of published work and teaching evaluations (if applicable). List of at least three references who may to attest to your teaching/research experience is also required. Kindly email resume with a cover letter to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Please use: “Economics Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us. 

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Assistant Professor Earth and Environmental Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor Earth and Environmental Sciences (Rank based on qualifications and experience)
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 15 January 2019

Deadline: 15 January 2019 (or position open until filled)
Commencement Date: August 1, 2019 (or earlier)

Summary of Position
The University of Central Asia seeks to fill several full-time positions in the Earth and Environmental Sciences programme at UCA’s campus in Khorog, Tajikistan. In your role as faculty member, you will be contributing to the development and implementation of a new BSc Earth and Environmental Sciences curriculum that has been designed in partnership with the University of British Columbia in Canada. 

Programme Description 
Academic programmes combine the student-centered environment of a liberal arts college with the intellectual excitement of being at the frontiers of knowledge offered by an emerging research university. The language of instruction for undergraduate studies is English. You will teach small classes and provide students with personal attention to ensure that they master and apply the material. UCA's cross-disciplinary Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) programme aims to create leaders in various sectors and scholars who can pursue overseas graduate studies. The programme integrates the study of environmental, earth science, and social systems. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue research relevant to Central Asia and engage students your research programme. Applicants should thus be research active and will have opportunities to conduct research with the Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI), which offers international expertise in spatial analysis, natural hazards and biogeophysical processes in an iconic mountain setting. 

Key Responsibilities 
UCA is embarking on a cluster hiring initiative to recruit several key faculty members in the Earth and Environmental Science programme. The hires are targeted at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates will be considered at the Associate Professor level, and emerging PhD scholars who have completed all but their thesis may be considered at the Lecturer level. We are interested in filling several interdisciplinary niches, which should complement and interact with one another in research and teaching agendas and encompass the Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, and Biosphere. The areas of recruitment are as follows:

Mineral Resources, Petrology and Regional Tectonics
We seek a broad-based geologist with expertise in petrology, regional tectonics, and/or natural resources to teach undergraduate earth science courses such as petrography, mineral resources, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, and/or geochemistry. Research is expected in collaboration with state, non-governmental and private sector organizations as well as MSRI involving field-based data collection using the spectacular Pamir Mountains as a natural laboratory. 

Earth Surface Processes
We seek a broad-based physical geographer, geomorphologist, pedologist, or geoscientist interested in teaching undergraduate courses in this discipline and collaborating with MSRI researchers on projects affecting livelihoods in mountain environments of Central Asia, such as land degradation, geohazards, and climate-change impacts. 

Water and the Environment
We seek a broadly focused hydrologist, water resources engineer, or physical geographer who can link climatic drivers with hydrological response in the context of land management. Teaching will involve water, atmosphere, agriculture and climate change courses. Research collaborations with MSRI on hazards and effects of climate change on water supplies are anticipated.

Ecological Processes and Environmental Impacts
We seek an environmental scientist or broadly focused ecologist interested in teaching courses in environmental science, environmental impact assessment, and ecology. Research would complement MSRI’s portfolio in the areas of land degradation, small-scale mountain agricultural and pasture management, and assessing legacies of land use and industry.      

All hires will be expected to teach in the first-year preparatory programme and pre-requisite years related to their discipline. 

Minimum Qualifications  
  • Assistant Professor and Above: PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Lecturer: Master’s in Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian is an asset

Desirable Attributes

Teaching 
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a teaching team; flexibility and the ability to work in a constantly-evolving academic environment is essential 
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia or in a developing country would be a valuable asset
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students at the undergraduate level. 
  • Experience using innovative teaching and evaluation methods
Research 
  • A track record of publishing original research in high quality refereed journals 
  • Regular contributions and involvement in relevant international professional conferences
  • Experience in conducting research in Central Asia would be a valuable asset
  • Aware of current and future industry trends; strong network of regional and international industry contacts in the development, government and NGO sectors to support internship programs, research collaborations and industrial mentoring.
  • The ability to attract funding for research projects is a definite asset.
Salary and Package
Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate. 

How to Apply
Please send us an up-to-date resume including list of published work (clearly separating international refereed journal publications) and teaching evaluations (if applicable). List of at least three references and contacts who may to attest to your teaching/research experience is also required. Kindly email resume with a cover letter to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Please use: “Earth and Environmental Sciences Faculty Member” as the subject header, specify your specialization area and indicate how you heard about us. 

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Computer Science

Position: Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Computer Science
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 15 January 2019

Deadline: January 15th 2019 (open until filled)
Commencement Date: January 15th 2019, or August 1st 2019

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities 
The University of Central Asia seeks to fill several full-time positions in the Computer Science programme at UCA’s campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. In your role as faculty member, you will be contributing to the development and implementation of a new Computer Science curriculum at the Bachelor Level, that has been designed in partnership with the University of Toronto in Canada. 

Academic programmes combine the student-centered environment of a liberal arts college with the intellectual excitement of being at the frontiers of knowledge offered by a research university. The language of instruction for undergraduate studies is English, with a requirement that all undergraduate students be fluent in their native language and Russian. As a Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to teaching in small classes and providing each student with personal academic attention to ensure that they master and apply the material. You will help students appreciate and develop an interdisciplinary approach to the fields of computer science, information technology, and entrepreneurship. 

Lastly, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to continue their research and develop new research for UCA in Central Asia, actively creating pathways to engage students in the research programme. Applicants should thus demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to establishing foundational knowledge for students new to the field.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Minimum Qualifications  
  • Lecturer Position: Master’s in Computer Science 
  • Assistant Professor and Above: PhD in Computer Science
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian is an asset
Desirable Attributes
Teaching 
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a teaching team; flexibility and the ability to work in a constantly-evolving academic endeavour is essential; 
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset;
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students;
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and evaluation methodologies. 

Research 

  • A proven ability to publish research in high quality journals;
  • Regular attendance and experience with presenting at international conferences;
  • Experience in conducting research in Central Asia would be a valuable asset;
  • Aware of current and future industry trends; strong network of industry contacts to support internship programs, project collaborations and industrial mentoring.
Salary and Package
Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate. 

How to Apply
Please send us an up-to-date resume including list of published work and teaching evaluations (if applicable). List of at least three references who may to attest to your teaching/research experience is also required. Kindly email resume with a cover letter to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Please use: “Computer Science Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us. 

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Communications and Media (Theory and Production)

Position: Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Communications and Media (Theory and Production)
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 15 January 2019

Deadline: January 15th 2019 (open until filled)
Commencement Date: January 15th 2019, or August 1st 2019

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities 
The University of Central Asia seeks to fill several full-time positions in the Communications and Media programme with an emphasis on Media production at UCA’s campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. In your role as faculty member, you will be contributing to the development and implementation of a new Communications and Media curriculum at the Bachelor Level that has been designed in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. 

Academic programmes combine the student-centered environment of a liberal arts college with the intellectual excitement of being at the frontiers of knowledge offered by a research university. The language of instruction for undergraduate studies is English, with a requirement that all undergraduate students be fluent in their native language and Russian. As a Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to teaching in small classes and providing each student with personal academic attention to ensure that they master and apply the material. You will help students appreciate and develop an interdisciplinary approach to the fields of computer science, information technology, and entrepreneurship. 

Lastly, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to continue their research and develop new research for UCA in Central Asia, actively creating pathways to engage students in the research programme. Applicants should thus be research active and have a commitment to establishing foundational knowledge for students new to the field.

Programme Description
UCA's Communications and Media programme offers a unique integrated approach that includes communications theory, media studies, journalism and applied media with a storytelling approach. The programme mirrors current trends in the study and practice of media communications. Students will be equipped with a strong foundation in both theory and practical skills desired by media industries, including journalism, public relations, multi-media design, media production. They will acquire skills in writing and critical thinking, as well as knowledge in media law and ethics and the political, economic, cultural and social character of Central Asian societies.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Lecturer: Master’s in Communications and Media or Central Asia Studies. For media production focused courses, a Master's degree or equivalent industry based experience would be considered.
  • Assistant Professor and Above: PhD in Communications and Media or Central Asia Studies 
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian is an asset
Desirable Attributes

Teaching 

  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a teaching team; flexibility and the ability to work in a constantly-evolving academic endeavour is essential 
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students. At least 2 years of experience teaching at the undergraduate level would be expected.
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and evaluation methodologies
  • Technical skills related to media production (TV/Radio/Digital/Print) would be a requirement for the media production faculty positions.
Research 
  • A proven ability to publish research in high quality journals 
  • Regular attendance and experience with presenting at international conferences
  • Experience in conducting research in Central Asia would be a valuable asset
  • Aware of current and future industry trends; strong network of industry contacts to support internship programs, project collaborations and industrial mentoring.
  • Demonstrated interest developing critical ways to conceptualise and research empirically the relationships between media and communications technologies and the social world with particular reference to development and social change communication challenges faced by individuals and organisations in the region.   
Salary and Package
Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate. 

How to Apply
Please send us an up-to-date resume including list of published work and teaching evaluations (if applicable). List of at least three references who may to attest to your teaching/research experience is also required. Kindly email resume with a cover letter to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Please use: “Communications and Media Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us. 

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Head of Internal Audit

Position: Head of Internal Audit
Department: Internal Audit
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Deadline: 31 January 2019

Deadline: January 31st 2019 (position open until filled)

Summary of the Position
The University of Central Asia is seeking a Head of Internal Audit who will lead the Internal Audit Department. Key functions will include planning and undertaking audits in all areas/facets of UCA including construction. Deliverables include timely audit reports incorporating findings that identify potential risks and opportunities for improvement and make recommendations to ensure appropriate and adequate operation of the organizational processes, controls, governance and compliance with all relevant internal policies/procedures as well as external statutory and international requirements. 

Understand and appreciate the sensitivity and confidentiality of information pertaining to UCA and individuals, and exercise the utmost integrity, caution and sense of responsibility with respect to handling the information during the course of audit and otherwise. Demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, observe the professional code of ethics of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and follow the established standards of audit in the performance of duties.

The position will be based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. The Internal Auditor must be willing to travel or stay in any part of the UCA’s operating jurisdiction as may be required.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Update the comprehensive risk map of UCA and formulate a risk based annual audit plan in consultation with the Audit and Risk Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Undertake an independent assessment of UCA’s functions and programs, including analysis of risk management, governance, compliance (internal/external), adequacy of internal controls, and appropriateness of UCA’s policies and procedures, with a view to minimizsing the exposure and risks.
  • Undertake internal audits as per the approved annual risk based audit plan at all UCA operational locations and develop/maintain appropriate working papers.
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations for management to consider for improvement of operational efficiencies and effectiveness and cost rationalization.
  • Follow-up on implementation of agreed upon audit recommendations and corrective actions.
  • Conduct special studies/investigations as requested by the Audit and Risk Committee or Senior Management.
  • Prepare a quarterly report on all audit activities with key highlights divided into high, medium and low risk findings for discussion with the Audit and Risk Committee. The report shall include the actions agreed upon by/comments received from UCA Management, on all audits (internal and external), as well as the status of corrective action.
  • Keep technical knowledge up-to-date and ensure adherence to the standards of best professional practice issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors and other such professional bodies.
  • Disseminate knowledge/provide training to UCA staff at Head Office and campuses on self-assessment techniques, and the importance and relevance of maintaining adequate operational processes and controls.
  • Any other assignment or task assigned by the Audit and Risk Committee or Senior Management.
Required Qualifications and Experience

Academic and Professional Qualification 
  • Recognised professional accounting designation such as Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified General Accountant (CGA), or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) with 10 to 15 years post-qualification experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Internal Audit at senior level.
  • Additional professional certification such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) will be an added advantage.
Knowledge and Competencies 
  • Outstanding English language communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computing skills and familiarity with computer-based audit techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Effective management and leadership skills. Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and adhere to timelines.
  • Ability to work in a variety of different cultural settings with culturally diverse groups. 
  • Up to date with the latest development in the field of Internal Audit.
  • Understanding of a University’s functioning, construction processes and project management.
  • Experience working internationally would be preferred
  • Proficiency in Central Asian languages, particularly Russian, will be an added advantage.
How to Apply
Please send a Cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by January 31st 2019. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Head of Internal Audit”. The position is open until filled.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Position: Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Department: Administration, Operations
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: December 5th 2018. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled.

Summary of the Position
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant is expected to provide daily support to the office through facilitating external communications (telephone, mail, telefax, visitors, meetings, etc.), internal communication (information distribution, mail dispatch, filing correspondence, etc) and assisting in basic administrative tasks. Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant serves as the primary contact person for visitors and may be required to provide support to other staff members. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities   
  • Screens and directs telephone calls
  • Receives, greets and directs visitors, facilitates hospitality for official meetings; Monitors visitor access and issues passes when required
  • Receives and prepares for sending the office mail (postage & courier), faxes etc;
  • Files correspondence, including Incoming and Outgoing correspondence, inserts data and maintains records as instructed by senior staff members, ensuring that files and records are maintained in good order;
  • Regulates the schedules of office vehicle use;
  • Replace Admin staff when it necessary;
  • Other tasks relevant to the core responsibilities and duties of this position, as assigned by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications and Experience  
  • University degree;
  • At least two years of hands on administrative support experience or relevant fields;
  • Good command of English and Russian is a must; proficiency in Kyrgyz is an asset;
  • Proven experience with MS Office applications is a must;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; 
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Ability to set priorities.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by December 5th 2018. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Receptionist/Administrative Assistant”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Part time English Language Instructor (6 Vacancies)

Position: Part time English Language Instructor (6 Vacancies)
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position 
The English language Instructor vacancy is a part time position and does not require full day engagement. The Instructor reports to the Learning Centre Manager and works closely with other staff members of UCA.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teaches English to students at SPCE Learning Centers, Dushanbe;
  • Participates during placement test to identify English language level of candidates;
  • Prepares and submits timely reports (individual plans; examination registers; grade reports);
  • Agrees timetable of classes on weekly basis;
  • Ensures high attendance of students in classes, contacts students, and reacts to their needs;
  • Ensures of equipment and furniture in the classrooms and offices.

Required Qualifications and Experience  

  • University Degree in a relevant field;
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience primarily for adults;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Russian and Tajik languages;
  • Highly motivated with strong organizational skills;
  • Committed to teaching;
  • Computer literacy: MS Word, MS Excel, Internet and email.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “PT English Language Instructor”. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Webmaster

Position: Webmaster
Department: Information Technology, Operations
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: December 19th 2018. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled

Summary of the Position
As part of the development team, UCA is looking for a new team member to lead our web development/expansion and manage the university website www.ucentralasia.org. His/her main mission will be to maintain and evolve the website into a fully managed University website. Our new Webmaster will work in an innovative and dynamic environment from our central office in Bishkek within a lean and reactive team of experts in IT operations, Software development and working closely with Advancement and Public Affairs department.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
The main duties and responsibilities of the Webmaster is to:  
  • Drive the overall design and daily operations of the website and other online activities;
  • Manage www.ucentralasia.org, UCA's website, lead the innovation and evolution of our main website;
  • Work closely with senior management to increase the efficiency of website;
  • Plan, define and implement website changes and functional improvements;
  • Maintain and update the online marketing plan for the website;
  • Monitor key performance indicators on the website and develop plans to improve them;
  • Keep an eye on web trends, propose evolutions, develop and migrate websites (incl. DB migration);
  • Develop events or operations based mini websites to promote University mission;
  • Manage the web updates, consistency, security and maintenance;
  • Update website content and review Search Engine Optimization (SEO); 
  • Actively support the website;
  • Work closely with Advancement and Public Affairs staff to obtain and upload website content regularly;
  • Monitor and analyze site performance (e.g. traffic, conversions);
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verification of the integrity/ availability of all technology-based tools, monitoring of critical system logs such as cloud-based applications or backup and business continuity systems;
  • Research, evaluate and recommend system technologies to support business requirements.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences / Information Technology or related discipline;
  • 3-5 years related work experience in a web management.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Required 
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an aptitude to learn and improve services;
  • Knowledge in ASP.NET, C#, Data Repository, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, OOP, PHP, MYSQL, Responsive Design, Version Control Systems, Google Analytics/Google Webmaster tools, Marketing experience, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Azure Hosting.
  • Good understanding of technology and demonstrated IT management;
  • Good team player with the ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues;
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn quickly and to train others and share knowledge on projects;
  • Good communication and presentation skills with an ability to communicate all aspects of the job requirements, including creation of formal documentation;
  • Willing to work with and learn new technologies and services as they are released and implemented.
Language 
  • Good command of written and spoken English is a requirement. Knowledge of Kazakh/Kyrgyz/Tajik and Russian is added value.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org”. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Webmaster”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Part-time 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' Programmes Instructor (4 Vacancies)

Position: Part-time 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' Programmes Instructor (4 Vacancies)
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: Position open until filled.

Summary of Position
The University of Central Asia's (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) is seeking part-time instructors for its 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' programmes in Khorog, Tajikistan in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO). The 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' programmes Instructor is is a part-time position at SPCE Khorog, and reports to the Manager of Academic Affairs.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Teach modules such as Business Planning, Marketing, Financial Literacy, Business and Entrepreneurship, Management, IT for Business, Business Communication on “Entrepreneurship” and “Social Entrepreneurship” programmes for the students of SPCE in Khorog. 
Teaching Workload 
  • Perform teaching to the students of SPCE Learning Center in Khorog; 
  • Responsible for the quality of teaching programme/course modules (lessons shall be student-oriented with implementation of interactive teaching methods and usage of modern teaching technologies). The teaching quality would be evaluated, and the remuneration depends on the assessment.  
  • Prepare case-studies based on local business environment and additional materials for practical study.
Additional Duties 
  • Assist in application and registration process of Entrepreneurship programme candidates. 
  • Ensure high attendance at classes by timely approaching students’ needs and liaising with absent students.
  • Participate in testing of Programme applicants in order to identify their level of knowledge and arrange groups;  
  • Conduct midterm and final tests for students; 
  • Ensure a timely established reporting documentation (individual plan, transcripts, exam results etc.)
  • Ensure high attendance at classes by timely approaching students’ needs

Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • A university degree in business, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing or related discipline
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience in conducting entrepreneurship, business, accounting, finance and/or marketing trainings for adults 
  • A business experience will be advantage;
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Internet)
  • Excellent knowledge of Tajik and Russian languages.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. As your application e-mail subject, please write: "'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' programmes Instructor – Khorog, GBAO”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Part-time 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' Programmes Instructor (6 Vacancies)

Position: Part-time 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' Programmes Instructor (6 Vacancies)
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Bokhtar, Khatlon, Tajikistan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position
The University of Central Asia's (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) is seeking part-time instructors for its 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' programmes in Bokhtar, Khatlon. The 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' programmes Instructor is a part-time position at SPCE's Learning Center in Bokhtar, and reports to the Learning Center Coordinator.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Teach modules such as Business Planning, Marketing, Financial Literacy, Business and Entrepreneurship, Management, IT for Business, Business Communication on 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Social Entrepreneurship' programmes for the students of SPCE in Bokhtar. 
Teaching Workload 
  • Teach students at SPCE's Learning Center in Bokhtar,
  • Responsible for the quality of teaching programme/course modules (lessons shall be student-oriented with implementation of interactive teaching methods and usage of modern teaching technologies). The teaching quality would be evaluated, and the remuneration depends on the assessment,
  • Prepare case-studies based on local business environment and additional materials for practical study.

Additional Duties 

  • Assist in application and registration process of Entrepreneurship programme candidates. 
  • Ensure high attendance at classes by timely approaching students’ needs and liaise with absent students.
  • Participate in testing of Programme applicants in order to identify their level of knowledge and arrange groups;  
  • Conduct midterm and final tests for students; 
  • Ensure a timely established reporting documentation (individual plan, transcripts, exam results etc.)
  • Ensure high attendance at classes by timely approaching students’ needs
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • A university degree in business, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing or a related discipline
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience in conducting entrepreneurship, business, accounting, finance and/or marketing trainings for adults 
  • A business experience will be advantage;
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Internet)
  • Excellent knowledge of Tajik and Russian languages.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. As your application e-mail subject, please write: "Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship programmes Instructor – Bokhtar, Khatlon”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Campus Counsellor

Position: Campus Counsellor
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia is seeking a full-time 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 in  September, 2018. The successful candidate is primarily responsible for the provision of guidance and counselling services to students who are seeking solutions to personal concerns, but the Counsellor will also provide career and academic services to students. He or she will address the full spectrum of student issues at an individual and group level. The Counsellor will work with the Career and Co-operative Education centre to provide career advice to students and work intimately with the primary health care professionals to respond to campus health care needs as one seamless, overall service. The Counsellor will address students’ developmental and personal problems, mental health problems and crises. 

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 be committed to accessible, professionally delivered services that are responsive to the needs of all students. 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.  UCA is an entrepreneurial institution and the Counsellor will need to be the kind of individual who can develop and deliver innovative programmes and support structures for students. A critical role of the Counsellor will be to steer the development and implementation of a new counselling department and services at UCA. He or she will need to balance experience and first-hand knowledge of best practices with an entrepreneurial sensibility.  

Additional Responsibilities Include:
Health and Psychological Counselling Services 
  • Offer mental health 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, well-being and  diversity issues. 
  • Develop and manage support programs for on campus crises. 
  • Develop and facilitate life skills classes on a variety of topics that help students develop social/emotional intelligence, autonomy, leadership and resiliency skills.
  • Work closely with Student Life Team to help create a healthy campus culture that supports student health and development.
Faculty and Staff 
  • Provide confidential consultation to staff/faculty and their families on an individual basis regarding matters both personal and professional   (i.e. cultural adjustment, stress and mental health problems).
  • Offer a variety of educational and training workshops that support staff and faculty well-being.
Career and Academic Counselling Services 
  • Offer academic counselling to students including but not limited to: academic and learning difficulties (e.g. note-taking, reading comprehension etc.), assessment and intervention for students on academic probation, plagiarism, procrastination, test anxiety and technology addictions; some of this counselling will also be handled by the Registrar’s Office
  • Provide counselling to students regarding employment expectations and career choices by integrating their academic strengths, competencies, values and vocational interests as well as co-op work experiences and labour market opportunities
Desired Qualities and Capacities 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, preferably 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 
  • 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
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office 

Minimum Qualifications and Relevant Experience

  • Graduate Degree in Counselling Psychology from a reputable graduate programme
  • One year of supervised clinical counselling training 
  • Registered with a recognized and relevant professional body 
  • 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 Manager of Student Affairs, works closely with the Dean of Arts and Sciences on mental health concerns among faculty and staff, and works very closely with the 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 or apply through the AKDN Career Centre. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Campus Counsellor” and indicate how you heard about us. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Manager of Advancement for Kyrgyzstan

Position: Manager of Advancement for Kyrgyzstan
Department: Advancement and Public Affairs
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the planning and implementation of UCA’s development strategies related to fund raising in Central Asia, and Kyrgyzstan in particular. He/she will identify and work with high net worth individuals, corporations, and international partners, to address the growing operational and capital needs of the University. One of the key roles of the Manager is to encourage senior staff and faculty in developing attractive gift opportunities and fundraising proposals to garner support for capital investments, on-going academic programmes, new initiatives, annual giving, and alumni contributions.

The Manager will assist the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs (APA) in overseeing the University’s fundraising campaigns and annual giving drives; develop and administer donor recognition policies; establish on-going dialogue and communication with existing and potential donors; and effectively track fundraising pledges, collections, and acknowledgement of gifts.

In addition to responsibilities related to resource mobilization, this position requires the incumbent to have an in-depth understanding of communication and marketing techniques to effectively create awareness and cultivate a broad range of potential donors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • 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 Kyrgyzstan.
  • Prepare fundraising proposals and gift opportunities for solicitating donations from existing as well as new prospects.
  • Identify and analyze 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 `Kyrgyzstan 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.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • 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, Kyrgyz, and Russian. Ability to speak in Kazakh, and Tajik, an asset.

Reporting Relationship and Location

The position reports to the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs of UCA and will be based at the University’s Central Administrative Office in Bishkek.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “KG Manager of Advancement”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Manager of Advancement for Tajikistan

Position: Manager of Advancement for Tajikistan
Department: Advancement and Public Affairs
Duty station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the planning and implementation of UCA’s development strategies related to fund raising in Central Asia, and Tajikistan in particular. He/she will identify and work with high net worth individuals, corporations, and international partners, to address the growing operational and capital needs of the University. One of the key roles of the Manager is to encourage senior staff and faculty in developing attractive gift opportunities and fundraising proposals to garner support for capital investments, on-going academic programmes, new initiatives, annual giving, and alumni contributions.

The Manager will assist the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs (APA) in overseeing the University’s fundraising campaigns and annual giving drives; develop and administer donor recognition policies; establish on-going dialogue and communication with existing and potential donors; and effectively track fundraising pledges, collections, and acknowledgement of gifts.

In addition to responsibilities related to resource mobilisation, this position requires the incumbent to have an in-depth understanding of communication and marketing techniques to effectively create awareness and cultivate a broad range of potential donors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • 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 Tajikistan.
  • 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 Tajikistan 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.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • 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, Tajik, and Russian. Ability to speak in Kyrgyz and Kazakh, an asset.
Reporting Relationship and Location
The position reports to the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs of UCA.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “TJ Manager of Advancement”.

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

Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the planning and implementation of UCA’s development strategies related to fund raising in Central Asia, and Kazakhstan in particular. He/she will identify and work with high net worth individuals, corporations, and international partners, to address the growing operational and capital needs of the University. One of the key roles of the Manager is to encourage senior staff and faculty in developing attractive gift opportunities and fundraising proposals to garner support for capital investments, on-going academic programmes, new initiatives, annual giving, and alumni contributions.

The Manager will assist the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs (APA) in overseeing the University’s fundraising campaigns and annual giving drives; develop and administer donor recognition policies; establish on-going dialogue and communication with existing and potential donors; and effectively track fundraising pledges, collections, and acknowledgement of gifts.

In addition to responsibilities related to resource mobilization, this position requires the incumbent to have an in-depth understanding of communication and marketing techniques to effectively create awareness and cultivate a broad range of potential donors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • 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.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • 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.
Reporting Relationship and Location
The position reports to the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs of UCA and will be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “KZ Manager of Advancement”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Registrar

Position: Registrar
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: Position open until filled.

Summary of Position
UCA is urgently seeking a strategic and collegial Registrar who can successfully build relationships within and outside the University and lead academic support services and systems for the University Campuses.  The Registrar will need to balance years of experience and first-hand knowledge of best practices with an entrepreneurial sensibility.  The Registrar will lead a small team requiring him or her to not only think strategically, but also be intimately involved with implementation.  The Registrar will be a strategist, a leader, a mentor, and an expert in operations.

The Registrar manages student recruitment, admissions, records and data reporting, timetabling and scheduling, academic progression, honours and graduation, student information systems, and convocation ceremony processes. The Registrar ensures that UCA is meeting accreditation standards and regulatory requirements nationally, in its 3-partner countries, and internationally so that the degrees earned by our students are accepted internationally.

The Registrar contributes to the University’s overall mission, vision and objectives by directing the transparency, regularization and quality assurance of the University’s student recruitment and admissions processes, academic programmes, grading, assessment and progression practices, programmatic and degree requirements so as to ensure University requirements.

The Registrar directs the provision of secretariat services for the University Academic Council in order to ensure that UCA complies with University, multinational and internationally legislated accreditation and record keeping requirements. The Registrar contributes to the University’s overall mission by formulating, developing, implementing, and monitoring the compliance of academic policies and processes. The Registrar leads and directs the University-wide alumni affairs activities in order to sanction alumni involvement at the University and to ensure that the University maintains a good and continuing relationship with its alumni.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Student Recruitment and Admission 

  • Oversee the formulation and implementation of UCA’s enrolment strategy.
  • Work with a small team of student recruitment professionals who are regularly in the field building relationships with strong high schools, high school administrators, teachers, parents and students to encourage the best and brightest students from the urban and rural regions of Central Asia apply to UCA
  • Implement a transparent, effective and efficient methodology for student applications, entrance exams, shortlisting, portfolios preparation for the University Selection Committee, admission, and matriculation for the University’s undergraduate and eventually graduate programmes
  • Maintain, in partnership with the Administration department, an accurate and up-to-date guidelines manual for obtaining Kyrgyz and Tajik visas for international students.Develop and deliver new and returning student onboarding programme as relates to the Registrar’s Office. 

Academic Records 

  • As the official custodian of academic records, the Registrar provides methods ensuring the quality, integrity and veracity of the academic records to:
  • Prepare the University Course Catalog
  • Set up courses and degree requirements within the University Student Information System (PeopleSoft)
  • Monitor student progression through their degree programmes including the management of withdrawals
  • Produce official enrolment lists at the University, programme and class level
  • Maintain the Dean’s List
  • Provide current and former students with an official verifiable transcript of the courses taken and confirmation of enrolment letters

Academic Administrative Services 

  • Oversee the implementation and use of People Soft Campus Solutions
  • Design systems for faculty to propose new courses, make changes to majors/minors/courses
  • Design and manage systems that support scheduling of classrooms, meeting rooms and discussion spaces as well as the scheduling of courses, mid-terms, and final exams.
  • Work with the department of Finance to administer scholarship evaluation, delivery of scholarships, bursaries, and other financial aid
  • Produce University diploma and degree parchments, planning, preparation and conduct of convocation exercises

Policy Development 

  • Establish specific operational academic policies, procedures and guidelines that reflect the policies established by the Board of Trustees and senior academic leadership
  • Provide quality control of on-going academic decision making in support of students achieving their degrees and diplomas
  • Ensure the attainment of quality assurance standards and degree requirements mandated by the Board of Trustees, national government ministries and international accreditation bodies and other pertinent professional bodies are met
  • Regulate, monitor, and audit the compliance of academic programmes within UCA’s multinational and multidisciplinary Faculties, Schools and Institutes by enforcing the University’s academic policies support of students meeting degree requirements

External Relationships 

  • Prepare and submit required documents and reports to the Ministries of Education of the Founding States. This includes but not limited to annual rules for UCA admission, annual plans for UCA admission, annual Orders of Admission.
  • Work with the Ministries of Education of the Founding States to process equivalencies of foreign high school credentials for international students.

Minimum Qualifications and Relevant Experience 

  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline from an internationally recognized university
  • Minimum of ten years of senior-level work experience in a university registry, including at least 2 years as a university registrar.
  • Proven record of successful leadership in a people-oriented environment, preferably in a multi-campus / multinational setting.
  • Excellent experience managing student recruitment and admissions
  • Extensive experience in university academic policy planning, development and administration
  • International Experience ideally also including in Central Asia
  • Significant experience with student information systems, preferably PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
  • Extensive record keeping experiences as well as experience in recognizing fraudulent records, including degrees, transcripts and admissions documents and materials
  • Knowledge of relevant / current university student practices
  • Student and academic counselling skills.
  • Proven record of analyzing statistical data on admissions, registration, examinations and graduation for administrative use in formulating policies, statistical reporting and data mining.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality and experience with people of diverse educational, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Adaptability and flexibility, with the ability to handle both ambiguous and specific assignments.
  • Fiscal responsibility.

Language 

  • Advanced English is required
  • Russian is an important asset
  • Working knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik, and Kazakh would be an asset

The position will be based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic and would require regional travel.

How to Apply?
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Registrar”. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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