Friday, March 27, 2009

JOB- Director, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

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JOB- Director, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Posted by: V. Yan <>

Please note that this position is extra-budgetary funded and
appointment will be for one year.


In November 2002, the Government of Kyrgyzstan and the OSCE decided to
establish a regional education project - the OSCE Academy in Bishkek
(hereinafter "Academy"). Seeking to enhance the principles and values
of the OSCE, the Academy serves as a regional centre for post-graduate
education, capacity building, research and regional dialogue. The
activities in all three directions would adhere programmatically to
OSCE principles and create a regional as well as international network
of young professionals, academics and researchers.

The Academy is governed by a Board of Trustees, its chairman being the
Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek (elected in October 2008). The
Board constitutes a representative of each of the Central Asian
states, two representatives of the OSCE, two representatives of
academic institutions and three representatives of the donor
community. The representatives of the five Central Asian states are
appointed by the respective Ministries of Foreign Affairs. The Board
Regulations were approved 15 October 2004, and gives the board the
authority to "Employ and end the employment of the director".

In its sixth year, it is evident that the institution has successfully
completed the initial phase of start-up, and it is now time to look
ahead into a phase of institutional consolidation. The Academy is a
recognized institution in the region, with a growing number of alumni.

The OSCE Centre in Bishkek is seeking to engage the services of a
Director to manage/administer the activities of the Academy and
contribute to the Academy's conceptual development, with
responsibility for the academic programmes and for financial and
managerial issues.

Task and responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Academy's Board of Trustees, the
incumbent is responsible for the overall efficient operation of the
Academy and performs the following functions:

- conducting daily administration and management of the three
dimensions of the Academy's programme activities: Master of Arts
Programme in Political Science (Central Asia) , Professional Training
and Research and Conferences;
- ensuring proper spending of the budget of the Academy, preparing
budgets and financial statements andš reporting to donors and the
Board of Trustees;
- preparing and monitoring implementation of the operational manual
and the staff regulations.
- co-operating with and assisting closely the Board of Trustees and
the Advisory Board of the Academy;
- convening and chairing meetings of the Advisory Board;
- conducting fundraising activities of the Academy;
- maintaining co-operation with the Academy's partner institutions;
- reviewing and monitoring the implementation of the curricula for
the Master of Arts Programme,
- reviewing candidacies for lectureships;š hiring international
teaching staff; supervising the work of the faculty; confirming the
admission rules as well as the code of conduct; šand appointing the
examination committee;
- Supervising training and research activities;
- Performing any other duties as assigned.

Necessary qualifications

- PhD in international relations or political sciences or other
relevant field;
- Previous work experience preferably in the academic area on the
running of Masters programmes and teaching;
- Excellent knowledge of written and oral English, knowledge of
Russian language is an asset;
- Excellent organizational and communication skills. Experience and
ability to work under pressure within limited timeframes while meeting
- Ability to work harmoniously with people with different cultural
and national backgrounds while maintaining objectivity and impartiality;

Remuneration Package:

Remuneration is subject to negotiation and will depend on the selected
incumbent's qualifications and experience and be in accordance with
the OSCE established rates.

The working schedule of the Director is stipulated by the Charter and
Internal Regulations of the Academy.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men
within the Organization. Female candidates are particularly encouraged
to apply.

Please apply on-line or forward your CV and cover letter with
references to Mr Andrey Buryakovsky, Chief of Fund Administration at

Deadline for all applications is 14 April 2009. No applications will
be considered after the deadline. Only short-listed candidates will be

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1 comment:

Jhon said...

Now its easy to get the right way of utilization of OSCE Training in OSCE Academy in Bishkek. Thanks