Saturday, August 16, 2008

JOB- Program Officer, American Councils, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Distrib. by: Central-Eurasia-L - Announcement List for Central Eurasian Studies

JOB- Program Officer, American Councils, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Jacob Smith <>

Program Officer
Location: Osh, Kyrgyzstan
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Description


The Central Asian Turkic Languages Overseas Flagship (CATLOF) program
is a US Government funded initiative designed to produce
professionally competent speakers of such Central Asian languages as
Azeri, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen, and Uzbek. This is accomplished
through a regimen of intensive study and professional development in
an immersion environment on site at various locations throughout
Central Asia. This position supports the Uzbek and Kyrgyz site in Osh,
Kyrgyzstan. The CATLOF Program Officer for Uzbek and Kyrgyz will be
responsible primarily for all aspects of the development and
maintenance of the Osh Language Center (OLC) and the overseas
components of all Osh-based Flagship and Outbound activities and
programs. Additionally, the Program Officer will be responsible, when
the below duties permit, for assisting with other American Councils
endeavors in the region at a maximum rate of 10 percent of his/her
weekly time. The CATLOF Program Officer will report directly to the
Flagship and Outbound Program Managers on all issues related to
Flagship and Outbound programs, but will be responsible for including
the Kyrgyzstan Country Director in all relevant correspondences. All
legal, accounting, security, and other logistical decisions will be
made in direct consultation with the Kyrgyzstan Country Director and
the Flagship and Outbound Program Managers.

Primary Responsibilities
* Choosing, procuring, developing, and maintaining a suitable office location;
* Creating a network of internships and host families;
* Forming a relationship with a local university to culminate in an
eventual contract;
* Providing selections and logistical support for faculty development
* Modeling and writing a student handbook for Osh based on
preexisting Flagship materials;
* Maintaining daily contact with American Councils in Bishkek and
Washington, DC;
* Supervising, coordinating and facilitating all aspects of student programs;
* Enforcing American Councils student rules and policies;
* Performing all financial reporting and accounting duties necessary;
* Other duties as assigned.

* Familiarity with culture and geography of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan;
* Proficiency in spoken and written Russian and at least one of
Kyrgyz or Uzbek;
* Extensive experience living and studying or working in Central Asia;
* Excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail;
* Demonstrated administrative, budgeting, and organizational skills;
* Experience with US and international education preferred;
* Advanced degree in relevant field (e.g. language, education, area
studies etc.) preferred;
* Elementary, secondary and higher education within the U.S. required.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

HR Department, American Councils for International Education
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: (202) 572-9095 or (202) 833-7523

Please visit our website at or
view a full job description at

Central-Eurasia-L mailing list

1 comment:

John said...

Dear friend,

Wonderful person.

Accept my sincere thanks and appreciation

John ,

Jobs – companies – real estate – engineers – petroleum company