OSCE Senior Policy Support Officer
Deadline for application: 2 July 2018 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC) plays a key role in supporting and co-ordinating the OSCE’s activities in the field, in providing analysis and policy advice to the Secretary General and the Chairperson-in-Office (CiO) in relation to field-related activities and is the focal point in the Secretariat for co-ordinating and developing the OSCE’s role in the politico-military dimension.
The Policy Support Service (PSS) serves as the Organization’s primary point of contact on all matters concerning field operations; it monitors the implementation of the mandates of the individual field operations and advises the Secretary General (SG) and the Chairmanship on related policy issues. It also analyses early-warning signals regarding the situation in the field and recommends the implementation of relevant preventive or reactive action. Support provided to the SG and the Chairperson-in-Office includes background information, policy support and advice, draft decisions, draft statements and summary records. PSS facilitates the co-ordination of programmes and activities among field operations and with those of OSCE specialized units within the Secretariat and institutions and assists field operations in the Performance-Based Programme Budgeting (PBPB) process.
The PSS is composed of four regional desks covering Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
The OSCE Gender Action Plan is committed to increasing the number of female staff in all areas of the OSCE’s work. Currently female staff in the CPC, especially in management roles, are underrepresented. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this management opportunity.
See the full call and application information at https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies/senior-policy-support-officer-vnsecp01345
ARISC Internship Opportunity
The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) is looking to fill an Internship position in Yerevan.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Duties include updating our country guides and contact lists, creating information materials, helping organize talks and events, and assisting US scholars with the logistics of their research. Performing other tasks, as requested by the ARISC Armenia Branch Director.
– Professional fluency in English and Armenian languages;
– Knowledge of graphic design software;
– Excellent communication and networking skills;
– Research and drafting skills;
– Good organizational skills with the ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently;
– Good IT knowledge, familiarity with Microsoft Office applications and Internet research.
– Students in Humanities, Social Sciences, International Relations or a similar field, or recent graduates or postgraduates.
The internship is a volunteer one for up to 10 hours a week, for a negotiable length of time, and is compensated with an annual Student Membership to ARISC and a symbolic stipend.
It is a great opportunity to learn more about the South Caucasus and make contacts with US scholars. Interested applicants should send their CV and a short motivation letter with the subject “ARISC Internship” to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit www.arisc.org or email us at email@example.com.
Applications will be accepted until Monday, January 15, 2018.
ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran with respect to membership, rights, privileges, programs or activities of ARISC.
Archival Fellow for Armenian Advocacy
The Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections is accepting applications for an Archival Fellowship, in conjunction with the closing year of University of Kansas’ World War I Commemoration.
The Archival Fellow will work with Dole Archives staff to evaluate relevant archival holdings and develop a topic guide and online teaching module based on Senator Bob Dole’s career advocacy on behalf of Armenia. The final product will be used as an introduction to this topic for K-12, university, and general public audiences.
The Archival Fellow will work with Dole Archives staff to:
- Select and describe materials for a topic guide dedicated to Senator Dole’s relationship with Armenia and Armenian Americans
- Present Dole’s Armenian advocacy in historical and contemporary context
- Identify other complementary historical collections
- Create a reference file/bibliography on relevant published sources
- Design a recorded oral history interview for Senator Bob Dole
See examples of existing topic guides at http://dolearchives.ku.edu/topics
Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars are eligible to apply for this $2500 award. Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating expertise in Armenian Studies, Eurasian Studies, Migration Studies or relevant foreign policy or legislative history, with some library cataloging and/or archival processing experience.
The fellow will be required to conduct research at the Dole Archives for a period of 1-2 weeks between October 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018. On-campus housing may be available.
Complete applications for the Research Fellowship must be received in whole by the Dole Archives on or before September 4, 2017. Awardees will be notified by September 22, 2017.
See full call at https://dolearchives.ku.edu/armenian-advocacy
Director, Flagship Programs, American Councils for International Education
American Councils for International Education is searching for qualified candidates to fill a key position in its Flagship Language Program, based in Washington, DC:
Director, Flagship Programs: The director oversees all eight American Councils Flagship Programs, leads a dedicated staff in the U.S. and overseas to provide outstanding programming, and collaborates closely with funders and domestic Flagship directors.
Details for this position are available at
Summer Resident Director Azerbaijan
American Councils is currently seeking a qualified Resident Director to work in Azerbaijan on a summer program approximately eight weeks in length. The program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students and is focused on the acquisition of Azerbaijani language in an immersion setting. Anticipated Employment Dates: Early June – August 2017 (exact appointment dates will vary according to program specifics).
CFA: Postdoctoral Research Scholar Program Fellowship Competition
Deadline: January 15, 2017
The Harriman Institute invites applications for 1 two-year postdoctoral research scholar position, extending over academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19. Postdoctoral research scholars are expected to concentrate on their own research and writing; to teach a course of their own design in the spring semester of each of the two years; to give a public seminar/lecture on their research; and to be active participants in the Institute’s scholarly community and events. The Institute provides desk space for all postdoctoral research scholars. The Institute also provides funds to sponsor workshops, conferences, and special events planned by fellows around their particular interests. See more at http://harriman.columbia.edu/files/harriman/content/2017-18%20General%20Postdoc%20Announcement.pdf
Global Engagement Program Manager
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Global Engagement Program Manager will be responsible for managing the programming, administration, and research activities of the Ford School’s International Policy Center (IPC). The IPC is a Ford School center that supports the work of our international policy faculty, as well as planning and supporting our student facing global engagement activities. The Ford School is one of the nation’s foremost policy schools, housed at one of the world’s great public universities. We lead research that illuminates public policy challenges and opportunities. We prepare future policy leaders and analysts for dynamic careers in the public and private sectors here in the U.S. and around the world. We work with policymakers to inform and improve local, state, national, and international policies. We foster dialogue and understanding about the most pressing policy challenges and opportunities of today. To learn more about the Ford School’s mission and activities—including our academic programs and research —please visit www.fordschool.umich.edu. A cover letter and resume are required for consideration for this position.
Deadline: October 17, 2016
Program Analyst, Europe and Eurasia Bureau
CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
Open Society Foundations
Budapest, Hungary or London, England
The Eurasia Program works to deepen civil society, uphold human rights, and maintain space for independent debate and discussion in Eastern Europe (Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus), the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia), Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), and Turkey. The program is advanced through grant making, advocacy and research, regional initiatives, and close engagement with local Open Society foundations. We believe that a vibrant civil society is fundamental to the promotion of democratic governance and government accountability.
The Program Specialist is a professional program role at the Open Society Eurasia Program, performing a wide range of responsibilities that materially advance both portfolio and program strategies. The Program Specialist is at the forefront of our grant making activities, developing relationships with our partners in the field and providing crucial programmatic support to our Program Officers. The Specialist develops expertise in one or more of the thematic areas in which we work, as well as providing ongoing analysis of the Eurasia region as a whole.
Deadline: October 16, 2016
Research Associate, U.S. Foreign Policy
Council on Foreign Relations
CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support the work of the Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair. Qualified candidates will have related experience that required judgment, strong writing and editing ability, time management skills, and experience dealing with high-profile individuals.
Human Rights Watch
London, England or Paris, France
The Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Researcher on Counterterrorism and Extremism in Western Europe. The Europe and Central Asia Division is part of the Program Office. The Program Office consists of regional and thematic divisions and oversees research, reporting and various other work. The Researcher will investigate the human rights implications of counterterrorism and extremism in developments in Western Europe and the wider European Union as part of a small team. This position reports to the Deputy Director of the Europe and Central Asia Division, based in the London Office. This position will be based in London or Paris.
Deadline: October 15, 2016
Call for MA and PhD Graduates for Think Tank Young Professional Development Program at CRRC Georgia
CRRC-Georgia announces call for young professionals, who graduated with a PhD or MA degrees in the social sciences from high-quality universities in the OECD countries (see the list here) in the past two years and want to gain first-hand research and working experience in CRRC-Georgia.
The call is announced within the Think Tank Fund for Wider Europe, a program of the Open Society Initiate for Europe (OSIFE). The Young Professional Development program is designed to benefit both a young professional and CRRC-Georgia. The program will last up to 6 months starting from November 2016. Based on the quality of performance, after completion of the program, a candidate may be offered a position at CRRC-Georgia. Throughout this period, the young professional is expected to engage in ongoing policy research projects and develop concrete policy products in agreement with CRRC-Georgia.
Eligibility criteria for young professionals:
Eligible candidates must fulfill ALL of the following requirements:
** Have graduated in the past two years with a PhD or MA degree in the social sciences, preferably in the fields of Economics and Social Sciences, from universities in the OECD countries.
** Be a citizen or permanent resident of Georgia.
** Applicants should be between 23 and 35 years of age at the time of application.
** Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English and Georgian.
** Applicants must be ready to return to their home country and reside there during the internship period.
Award terms for the Think Tank Young Professional Development Program:
Open Society Initiate for Europe (OSIFE) will award the winner with a scholarship up to 7,000 USD per position. The TTF for Wider Europe will cover a gross compensation/salary for the paid position, and other reasonable expenses that are essential for carrying out the work engagement.
How to apply:
Interested young professionals must send their CV and motivation letter in English, stating the reason for applying and topic areas of their interest. CV must describe the applicant’s academic and professional background giving a detailed description of the applicant’s previous employment and listing recent policy and academic projects in which the applicant has been involved. Successful applicants will be invited for interviews at CRRC-Georgia.
A selected candidate, together with a mentor will then have to create a budget and work plan for the engagement in this program and apply for stipend to TTF for Wider Europe.
Application deadline: 18:00, August 1, 2016.
Please send your CV and Motivation Letter to: m.sikharulidze[at]crrccenters.org and include “TTF Application” in the Subject field of an e-mail.
Lectureship in the History of the Middle East and/or the Islamic World, University of Bristol – School of Humanities
Salary: £35,609 to £40,082
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 21st April 2016
Closes: 23rd May 2016
Job Ref: ACAD101977
The University of Bristol invites applications to a permanent Lectureship (Lecturer B) in the History of the Middle East and/or the Islamic World. Candidates who can demonstrate excellence in research and teaching in any aspect of this topic are invited to apply.
The successful candidate will have a PhD (or completion by August 2016), a record of publication or well-developed plans for publication, and clear potential to achieve international excellence in research.
S/he will be expected to develop further an established research profile through publication, bidding for external research funding, and presentations at national and international conferences in order to play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the research profile of the department of History. S/he will also be expected to supervise postgraduate research students.
For further information about the department, see http://www.bristol.ac.uk/history/
Contact for informal enquiries:
Dr Josie McLellan josie.mclellan “at” bristol.ac.uk
Rosanne Jacks r.jacks “at” bristol.ac.uk Tel. +44 (0)117 331 7982
Timescale of appointment:
Long-listed candidates will be notified on or about Friday 3 June 2016. They will be required to submit a sample of their work (in English, not more than 10,000 words) as soon after notification as possible but no later than Wednesday 8 June 2016.
Short-listed candidates will be notified on or about Friday 17 June 2016 and invited to interview. They will be required to submit brief outlines for 3-4 units they might teach (see department website for unit types http://www.bris.ac.uk/history/)
Interview date: Week of 27 June 2016
Anticipated start date: September 2016
ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs
ACLS Public Fellows Program Expanding the Reach of Doctoral Education in the Humanities
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the sixth annual competition of the Public Fellows program. In 2016, ACLS will place up to 21 recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at diverse organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. This career-building initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy.
Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences and will aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Applicants must possess US citizenship or permanent resident status and have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between January 1, 2013 and June 12, 2016. Applications will be accepted starting January 14, 2016, through the ACLS online application system (OFA). All applications must be received by the deadline of March 24, 2016, 8 pm EDT. Applicants should not contact any of the organizations directly. Please visit www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/ for complete position descriptions and application information. This program is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Internship- U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program
U.S Department of State
Washington, DC or Abroad
The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment.
Deadline: March 1, 2016
For more information, please click here.
Eurasia Programme Administrative Assistant
London, United Kingdom
This post involves providing administrative support to International Alert’s Eurasia program. Currently, the Eurasia program has programs in Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Ukraine – with a projected budget for 2016 of £3 million. The purpose of this post is to provide support on administrative, financial and operational tasks and contribute to the outputs of the team and the program. The duties and responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant will include managing accounts, contributing to team-wide communications and knowledge management, offering support to field offices, gathering monthly timesheets, and invoicing donors.
For more information, please click here.
Program Coordinator, Fulbright Specialist
The Program Coordinator for the Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) will provide administrative support for Fulbright U.S. Scholar grants sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State (ECA). The Program Coordinator will manage various aspects of the FSP grantee lifecycle, including pre-grantee administration and grant management for a global caseload of approximately 450-500 scholars. More information is available here.
Grants Officer for Eurasia
National Endowment for Democracy
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, is seeking a Grants Officer based in Washington, D.C.
Position Summary: The Grants Officer works under the supervision of the Principal, Grants Administration- Europe/Eurasia. This position provides hands-on (cradle-to-grave) management of an assigned grant portfolio, working closely with colleagues to provide effective and collaborative due diligence and oversight of grant programs.
The mission of the Grants Administration department is to provide effective and efficient grants management, guiding grantees through the grant lifecycle to support their successful implementation of projects, in support of NED’s mission. The department strives to promote consistent implementation of policy and procedure, flexibility, responsiveness, innovation, and collaboration in the administration of NED’s grantmaking program.
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED Employment Application and contact information for three professional references. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name and Grants Officer – Eurasia – Job #1537 in the subject line. NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit www.ned.org.
Program Assistant, Professional Fellows Programs in Eurasia and SE Asia
The Program Assistant supports the Professional Fellows Programs in Eurasia and SE Asia, which are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Professional Fellows Program provides young professionals from Eurasia and South East Asia with experience in individualized fellowships in the United States on legislative, economic, and innovation related themes. Fellows are placed in month-long internships in U.S. government offices, state legislatures, city councils, universities, business, incubators and NGOs across the U.S.
For more information, please visit https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=13994031&t=1
Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Armenian Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The purpose of the post-doctoral fellowships is to offer research and teaching opportunities to candidates who have been awarded Ph.D.s during the past three years, or to advanced Ph.D. students who will complete their Ph.D. by the time they arrive at the University of Michigan. Applicants must have the Ph.D. degree on hand before the start of their potential tenure as a fellow in order to qualify.
Applications for 2016-17 post-doctoral fellowships must be received by February 1, 2016. Applicants will be notified of results in March, 2016.
For more information, please visit here.
Internship, Russia Program Eurasia Foundation Washington D.C.
Тhe U.S.-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE), implemented by Eurasia Foundation, has an immediate opening for a Program Intern position based in Washington, DC. Under the Program Officer’s supervision, the selected individual will oversee a portfolio of projects, conduct research and present recommendations to senior staff members, draft a variety of technical documents, assist with arranging international exchanges, communicate with program participants in English and Russian, and perform other duties as assigned.
Application Deadline is January 22, 2016
More information is available here.
Internship, Spring 2016 in Russian and Eurasian Studies Center on Global Interests Washington D.C.
The Center on Global Interests (CGI) is seeking two interns to assist the organization with its research programs and operations focusing on political developments in Russia and Eurasia. The internships may be part-time (15-20 hours per week) or full-time, allowing for flexible scheduling. This is an unpaid position, but a monthly stipend may be granted to highly qualified applicants.
Application deadline is Sunday, January 17, 2016.
More information is available here.
Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices
The Berlin-based FORUM TRANSREGIONALE STUDIEN invites scholars to apply for up to ten postdoctoral fellowships within the framework of the research program
Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices. Kunstgeschichte und ästhetische Praktiken for the academic year 2016/2017.
Closing Date: 15 January 2016
For more information please visit www.arthistories.de
Position of a Senior Researcher at GeoWel Research
GeoWel Research, a Tbilisi-based research organisation, is looking for a full-time researcher. The position will pay 1500-2500 GEL net, depending upon experience and starts immediately. Focus of work for the first 6 months will be working on a project related to vocational education and agriculture. However, the position will also include work on a range of other projects as well as on project development.
- Excellent English
- Excellent numeracy skills
- Experience as a professional researcher in the social sciences or economics
- Experience of the development community
- Excellent skills in Excel
- Georgian and Russian language skills
- Knowledge of agricultural economics
- Knowledge of vocational education
- Knowledge of survey methodology
The Application process
Step 1: Applicants need to send:
- Cover letter
- A sample of YOUR OWN written work, in English.
Step 2: First round selected applicants will be called in for testing. Tests will occur n GeoWel’s office. This will include an English language test, math and logic tests and several other practical research tasks.
Step 3: A short interview
Research Projects: The Courtauld Institute of Art/Getty Foundation
Travelling Research Seminar Programme Opportunity for Early Career Researchers
Crossing Frontiers: Christians and Muslims and their art in Eastern Anatolia and the Caucasus
Research Trips to Turkey (September 2015), and Armenia (Spring 2016)
Ph.D. position, Digital Humanities / Armenian Studies
Digital Humanities at the University of Bern invites applications for a three-year, fixed-term doctoral position in the field of digital philology or Armenian studies. The aim of the project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, is to create a digital platform for the edition, analysis, annotation, and presentation of a medieval historical text and to present in this way the twelfth-century Armenian-language Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa. The goals of the project are both to produce a critical edition and translation of a historical text, and to push the boundaries of digital methodology for how critical scholarly text is represented and modelled in a computer environment. The role of the Ph.D. student in this project will depend on his or her background; either a specialist in Armenian studies or a specialist in Digital Humanities would be appropriate.
Deadline for application is May 2015.
For more information, please consult this website:
Deadline for initial applications – October 24th 2015
Queries and applications should be sent to email@example.com
Title line should read ‘GeoWel senior research application’
For additional information, please visit: http://www.geowel.org/
Position of an English Teacher
ALC – American language center in Tbilisi is offering a job opportunity for Native english speakers to teach TOEFL Group / individual Lessons.
Native English Speaker;
At least 2 years of experience teaching TOEFL Course (Group / Individual);
Ability to work Flexible hours;
CVs should be sent to the following Email: Info[at]alctbilisi.com
Executive Director, Caucasus Nature Fund
Position title: Executive Director, Caucasus Nature Fund
Reports to: Board of Directors
Location: Germany or Tbilisi Georgia, with frequent travel to Yerevan, Armenia and Baku, Azerbaijan
Closing Date: July 31, 2015
Contract: Permanent, full time
The Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) is the leading conservation trust fund in Europe. Established in 2008 with support from BMZ (The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), WWF and Conservation International, we are a dynamic foundation managing almost € 30 million in assets to provide support to the national parks and nature reserves of the South Caucasus biodiversity hotspot (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia). Through our innovative sustainable financing mechanism, we aim to conserve the unique flora and fauna of this region, while improving the day-to-day lives of the local people.
Our model emphasizes long-term commitment, transparency and accountability. Working in partnership with the governments, we provide support through matching grants, which cover protected area (PAs) operating costs such as salaries, equipment, vehicles and renewal and maintenance of park facilities. We also work directly with the PAs to improve management and planning. We regularly adapt our funding to address the most important needs of the PAs as they evolve. For more information please visit us at: www.caucasus-naturefund.org.
We are looking for a new Executive Director to provide leadership for and continue the growth of CNF. With the guidance of an experienced and engaged Board of Directors, you will lead a small and focused team of six people in three countries, managing the organization across its programs, finances, marketing and operations. You will inspire and motivate the whole foundation.
You will need outstanding interpersonal skills to create a collaborative and cohesive working environment that makes the most of the talents and passion of our diverse workforce. You will provide strategic leadership and direction. You will be the public face of the foundation, helping build and promote our reputation among supporters, sponsors and all key stakeholders, able to navigate sensitively in complex political, cultural and development environments.
- Work with the board to adapt the strategic direction of CNF and its overall program and goals as circumstances change.
- Represent and promote the Foundation’s interests in dealings with the governments, local and international NGOs, businesses and donors, and the media.
- Lead, manage and develop the team to ensure a high-performing, motivated and collaborative culture.
- Provide leadership and overall direction and coordination for all PA conservation activities in the three South Caucasus countries that CNF supports.
- Oversee CNF staff in developing and expanding the grant program so that grant resources are efficiently allocated and result in measurable improvement in PA management effectiveness.
- Manage all non-program areas of the foundation to ensure progress against agreed deliverables and budgets. This will include:
- Managing the budget, including setting and achieving financial objectives and targets, as well as financial reporting
- Working with the Board to manage the foundation’s assets and investments
For more information and full call, see http://caucasus-naturefund.org/jobs/executive-director/
Assistant Professor of History of East Central Europe / Russia at LMU
The Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München opens a call for Professorship (W2) to time (6 years / tenure track) for History of East Central Europe / Russia in the pre-modern.
Deadline for application: 26 July, 2015
For additional information, please visit: http://www.uni-muenchen.de/aktuelles/stellenangebote/profs/20150619144355.html
Teach For Armenia Fellowship 2015 Application
Applications for the Teach For Armenia 2015 Fellowship are now open ! The application deadline is Thursday, April 23rd at 11:59pm. More information available here
Program Assistant – Eurasia
National Endowment for Democracy
The Endowment is seeking an assistant to provide administrative and programmatic support to the Eurasia region of the group, with a specific focus on Russia, who will be based out of DC. The program assistant will be responsible for providing support on grant writing to NGO’s focused on the Eurasia/Russia region, maintain accurate proposal and database information, providing general administrative support, researching information for Senior Director and Program Officers, and other general assistance tasks.
The National Endowment for Democracy is a private non-profit dedicated to the “growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world”, through the provision of over a 1,000 annual grants and project support in over 90 countries. Competitive applicants will hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, strong proficiency in Russian, strong written/communication skills in English and Russian, knowledge of the political and social issues of the Eurasia region, and any possible relevant experience. The program assistant must be able to work inside the United States.
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Field LLP
Under the direct supervision of the Senior International Advisor, and following prescribed firm, office and department procedures, the Russia/Eurasia Analyst is responsible for assisting with many aspects of the firm’s international practice, with a particular focus on developments in Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia and the Caucasus, and neighboring states. The Russia/Eurasia Analyst assists on a wide variety of projects, most of which include research in English and Russian; writing papers and memos in English, and occasionally in Russian, for the firm’s clients, for the firm’s blog, and occasionally for wider dissemination; and some translating of materials from English into Russian and from Russian into English. The position also includes keeping the Senior International Advisor up to date on various developments in specific countries, as well as on other topics of interest to the firm’s lawyers. The Russia/Eurasia Analyst will work with other lawyers and senior professionals at the firm on projects involving U.S. foreign and trade policy, and the work of the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch.
Four-year college degree and master’s degree required, with a focus on developments in Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as strong general knowledge of U.S. foreign policy
The American University of Armenia: Applications for the Position of Provost of the University
The American University of Armenia (AUA) is now accepting applications for the position of Provost of the University. In selecting the candidate, preference will be given to individuals who will have a commitment and capacity to evaluate continuously and enhance the University’s academic programs to ensure excellence, growth and competitiveness. It is expected of the Provost to encourage a growing university research portfolio; manage the academic budgeting process; promote the university’s core values; plan and act strategically; establish positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, community, government and private sector; and lead organizational change initiatives using data-driven decision-making methodology. The provost will also be responsible for representing the university in scholarly forums, focusing on international education and other matters germane to the growth of AUA.
This position requires the incumbent to reside in Armenia, and it will require interaction with the U.S. Embassy, the Armenian government, various funding agencies, as well as coordination for joint programs with other universities. Strong academic and leadership credentials, an earned doctorate degree, evidence of successful teaching, research and administrative abilities, and strong track record of research are critical for this role.
Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A letter of interest, a CV, and a list of five references should be emailed to ProvostSearch@aua.am.
AUA is a privately endowed independent American institution of higher education in the Republic of Armenia. AUA is affiliated with the University of California and is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501.
US Embassy Georgia Internships
US Embassy in Georgia announces 6 month internships in 2 areas:
- Intern for Public Affairs Section (several positions available)
- Intern for Financial Management Office (FMO)
The internships are open for Georgian students.
Deadline for submitting applications: March 13, 2015
For additional information, please follow the links:
Summer Resident Director, Azerbaijan; application deadline until position is filled
American Councils is currently seeking a qualified Resident Director to work in Azerbaijan on a summer program approximately eight weeks in length. The program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students and is focused on the acquisition of Azerbaijani language in an immersion setting.
Anticipated Employment Dates: Early June – August 2015 (exact appointment dates will vary according to program specifics).
Resident Directors act as representatives of American Councils on overseas programs and are responsible for working with the host institution overseas, responding to student emergencies, arranging logistics for the student group, advising individual students as needed, resolving medical and other issues as necessary, and providing frequent program updates and reports to the Washington, DC, office. Resident Directors also observe classes at the host institution; meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and participants; and assist with group travel and cultural program arrangements as needed. Resident Directors oversee a small program budget and are responsible for proper documentation of program expenditures and timely completion of a budget report at the end of each month and end of the program.
Resident Directors must be available to participants on a daily basis, including weekends and evenings and during any emergencies that arise, and will communicate regularly with the American Councils program staff in Washington, DC. Successful candidates must have advanced-level Azerbaijani skills and native-level English skills.
Prior to departure, all Resident Directors are required to complete an orientation program. Resident Directors are often asked to travel to the program site in advance of the students’ arrival. In some cases, Resident Directors may be asked to travel with their respective participant groups at the beginning of their programs and return to Washington, DC, with the group at the end of the program. Resident Directors report to the DC-based Program Manager and staff. All offers are contingent upon ability to receive and maintain a visa to the host country.
Advising program participants as needed on a variety of language learning, cultural, adjustment and logistical issues;
Liaising with the host institution and local program staff;
Maintaining adherence to program rules and policies among participants, including adherence to an Azerbaijani-only language policy in certain settings;
Responding to participant emergencies, including assisting participants with navigating local clinics and hospitals;
Working with host families, which may include selection and monitoring of host families;
Reporting on program activities to staff in Washington, D.C;
Observing the academic program;
Assisting with group travel and cultural program arrangements;
Managing a small budget of program funds and maintaining detailed financial documentation, including monthly reports;
Collecting and tagging photographs and videos collected from students and local CLS staff;
Completing a pre-departure orientation and training session;
Resolving other program-related issues as necessary; and
Performing other program-related tasks as directed.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Azerbaijani, area studies, or a related field;
Advanced written and oral language skills in Azerbaijani (minimum 2/2+ on DLPT scale, Advanced on ACTFL scale);
Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Azerbaijan;
Experience working in a position of authority with undergraduate or graduate students;
Experience overseeing and guiding groups, especially in foreign settings;
Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling; and
Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability.
Position contingent upon funding. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until positions are filled.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – American Councils for International Educations does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
For more information about this opportunity or to apply for this position, please visit https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=11375001&t=1
Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies Librarian
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks applicants for the position of Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Librarian. The candidate will have a strong commitment to user services, will be responsible for developing distinctive research collections, and will deliver innovative instructional, research and user services to the University and broader scholarly communities.
Reporting to the Head of the International and Area Studies Library, the Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Librarian will provide user-centered access services in support of research, teaching and scholarship related to countries of the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia and develop collections in these areas. As a subject specialist, the incumbent will serve as the primary liaison to the campus’ Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, a Title VI designated National Resource Center.
As a member of the International and Area Studies Library faculty, the incumbent will participate proactively on Library-wide committees, task forces, and teams; collaborate with other subject and area studies librarians to develop cross-regional and interdisciplinary solutions for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment; and contribute to developments in the field of area studies librarianship through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues.
Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by February 2, 2015 . Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date.
For details, see https://jobs.illinois.edu/search-jobs/job-details?jobID=48269&job=university-library-russian-eastern-european-and-eurasian-studies-librarian-and-assistant-associate-or-full-professor-international-and-area-studies-library-f1400194
Visiting Professorship: University of Alberta
Stuart Ramsay Tompkins Visiting Professorship
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Applications are invited for the position of Stuart Ramsay Tompkins Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This is a nine-month appointment to be held jointly in the Departments of History and Classics, and Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS, home department for the appointee). The Visiting Professor will be expected to be in residence from August 25, 2015 to May 25, 2016, and will also be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the sponsoring departments. The successful candidate will teach two one-term courses during the year in the area of expertise (available to students in either department), and give a minimum of three public lectures throughout the year. It is anticipated that the appointee will hold regular consultations with graduate students in related fields throughout the stay.
The successful candidate should hold a doctorate or a candidate’s degree in Russian/East European history, or in a related field. Visiting Professors must have a permanent position at an academic institute outside Canada, to which they will return following their visit. The sponsoring departments are seeking a candidate who can teach courses in a range of history, politics, and culture in a comparative context. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses in Soviet history.
Since all teaching and communication will be in English, it is imperative that candidates possess near native fluency in spoken and written English. This is a precondition to employment. Please note that this position is restricted to current citizens of Soviet successor states by the terms of the endowment.
Return airfare will be covered by the Stuart Ramsay Tompkins endowment. Compensation is $60,000 CDN for the nine-month period.
Qualified individuals are invited to submit a letter of application, a complete CV, and sample publications, preferably as electronic files. Suggestions of possible survey courses in the area of expertise and senior research seminars are welcome. For information please consult the websites of History and Classics (http://www.historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/) and MLCS (http://www.mlcs.ualberta.ca/) as well as the University of Alberta (http://www.ualberta.ca/). Applications should also include the names and contact coordinates of three individuals qualified to act as referees.
History of the Islamic World before 1850
The University of Washington (UW) Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the History of the Islamic World before 1850. This position is a full-time, nine-month appointment and will begin September 2015 (UW job code 0116).
We encourage applications from those conducting research on any part of the Islamic world. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses on the premodern Islamic world. They will participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, offering both large surveys and more advanced courses; conduct independent research; and contribute to the university’s distinguished and diverse programs in Islamic studies and related fields. UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree or foreign equivalent conferred by September 15, 2015.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2014. The search committee plans to conduct preliminary interviews at the American Historical Association (AHA) annual meeting. To apply, please go to http://depts.washington.edu/histfacs to submit a cover letter that describes your research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of no more than 50 pages. Three letters of recommendation must also be submitted either through the online system or mailed to:
Islamic History Search Committee
Department of History
University of Washington
315 Smith Hall
Campus Box 353560
Seattle, WA 98195-3560
Any questions about application procedures may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.543.5790.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. A recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the University of Washington is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.
Position of an Intern for Regional Security Office, US Embasy in Georgia
The Regional Security Office at the US Embassy in Georgia announces position of an Intern for six months. The position is open for all Georgian students.
The deadline for applications: October 30, 2014
For additional inforamtion, please follow the link: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/georgia/544782/nadirashvilii/RSO%20Intern_001.pdf
Position of an Intern/Assistant to Edutor, Public Defender’s Office Georgia
Public Defender’s Office (PDO) of Georgia is looking for a intern/assistant to the editor, who will help our office in copy editing English language materials for publications and webpages.
Public Defender’s Office, specialized in human rights monitoring and protection, therefore, it is desirable that a candidate has some background in human rights or legal studies (not its not obligatory).
The candidate should be native English speaker or very, very fluent.
It will not be a paid job, but, PDO offers – participation in various PDO activities: conferences, seminars, training – access to PDO library – Intern will familiarize with the human rights situation in Georgia, learn about the context and developments – certificate upon the completion of the internship – nice and interesting working environment.
Internships in Georgia usually last from 3 to 6 months, but, the duration can be negotiated.
For additional information, please address: mturashvili”at”ombudsman.ge
Assistant Professor in History at CEU
The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the field of Soviet and Post-Soviet History. Scholars with Central Asian and/or Caucasian research interest are encouraged to apply. In keeping with the Department’s strong emphasis on interdisciplinary, comparative and cross-cultural studies, we seek applicants whose teaching and research accommodate contemporary approaches in social, political, gender, or cultural history. Applicants should hold a PhD degree and have excellent command of the Russian language.
Position for: Faculty
Unit: Department of History
Starting date: As soon as possible (from August 2015)
Application deadline: November 9, 2014
Full Or Part Time: Full-Time
For more information, see http://hro.ceu.hu/vacancies/assistant-professor-5
Alex Manoogian Chair in Modern Armenian History
The University of Michigan Department of History announces an open search for a tenure-track position to fill the Alex Manoogian Chair in Modern Armenian History. The Alex Manoogian Chair is an endowed chair established for the purpose of teaching courses in Armenian history, politics and culture, and creating a locus of Armenian historical studies at the University of Michigan. UM’s Department of History seeks a dynamic colleague with a sound record of both scholarly achievement and successful teaching that covers the full range of Armenian history, with emphasis on the modern (since the 18th century) period, and the relationship of that history to the wider region and the larger issues of world history. The holder of this position is also expected to play a central role in the Armenian Studies Program, an endowed program housed in the International Institute.
We welcome applications from scholars in a position to contribute to a tradition of academic excellence and intellectual distinction at UM’s Department of History. To ensure full consideration, materials must be received by November 1, 2014.Please send: a letter of interest, a career summary, a C.V., a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, the names of three available referees, and any other supporting material you wish to Prof. Kathleen Canning, Chair, History Department, 1029 Tisch Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003; telephone 734-763-2289; fax 734-647-4881 or by email to chamlin “at” umich.edu. Women and minority scholars are encouraged to apply, and the university is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
GeoWel Research Fellowship Program
GeoWel Research, a Tbilisi-based research organisation, is announcing a 3-month research fellowship program that will start immediately. The objective of the internship will be for interns to gain a wide experience in conducting highly numerate research, largely focused on economic development, for large international organizations, across the region. Interns will receive a stipend of 300-500 GEL per month, depending on applicants experience.
GeoWel research focuses on economic development issues, particularly relating to agricultural development, but we have also completed projects on rule of law, gender, civil service reform, education, IDPs, political parties and security.
– 3 month fellowship of intensive research and writing experience with a monthly stipend of 300 GEL (though this may be a higher depending on experience)
– Detailed understanding of a range of different economic sectors in Georgia and the region
– Research training in surveys, focus group development and management and practical business and economic analysis
– Advanced English writing experience
– Project management and organizational experience
– Help in the development and implementation of research projects
– Review existing materials on a given subject and provide clear and – – Analyse government statistics on a range of issues, interpreting large quantities of data to draw compelling conclusions
– Conduct small phone surveys, collate and analyse the results
– Arrange, conduct and write-up focus groups
– Conduct interviews with business people, experts and government officials
– Develop questionnaires for large N-surveys in consultation with the research team
– Provide administrative support to the company
Requirements of Fellows:
– Fellows must be fluent Georgian speakers
– Fellows should be smart, dedicated, hard-working and open to criticism
– Good English language skills are essential
– Good numeracy skills.
– A good working knowledge of excel would be useful though not essential
– Knowledge of agricultural economics
– Knowledge of survey methodology
The Application process:
Step 1: Applicants need to send:
– CV + Cover letter
– A sample of YOUR OWN written work, in English. For example, an analytical essay or master’s thesis. The sample can be on any subject related to Georgian economy, politics and society
Step 2: First round selected applicants will be called in for testing. Tests will occur in the second half of October in GeoWel’s office. This will include an English language test, math and logic tests and several other practical research tasks.
Step 3: A short interview
Deadline for initial applications – 5pm 10th October 2014
Queries and applications should be sent to email@example.com
Assistant Professor of Anthropology: Whitman College-Walla Walla, WA
Tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology, with expertise in ethnographic research in new media, visual culture and/or digital culture as they relate to global politics and social movements, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Effective August 2015. Ph.D. required. Regional focus is open, although scholarship in eastern Europe/Central Asia or Africa is particularly desired. The successful candidate will offer introductory and advanced courses in Anthropology, in addition to courses that contribute to the College’s general education requirements. The ability to teach courses in ethnographic methods and linguistic approaches would be a plus. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching. All applications must include the following materials: letter of application as well as separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, applicants should explain how their pedagogy will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. To apply, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Anthropology”. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the AAA meetings in Washington, DC in December.
More Information at https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/postings/1162
Post-doctoral: The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
The Harvard Academy Scholars Program
The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.
The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions. Harvard Academy Scholarships are open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars; those in possession of a PhD longer than 3 years at the time of application are ineligible.
Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. Some teaching is permitted but not required. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.
Post-doctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000, and pre-doctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000. Applications for the 2015-2016 class of Academy Scholars are due by October 1, 2014. Finalist interviews will take place in Cambridge on November 21. Notification of Scholarships will be made in December, 2014. For complete information on how to apply visit:
Programme Manager, Eurasia Programme at International Alert
International Alert is seeking an exceptional candidate to lead Eurasia programme. The candidate will be responsible for leading and managing Alert’s ongoing Eurasia Programme in the former Soviet Union, ensuring it is staffed by talented and motivated people, sustainably funded, based on a sound strategy which is implemented and evaluated with a discernable impact on peace, and is complementary to and linked with the efforts of others.
The best candidate will have a talent for leading and motivating others in identifying and realising innovative peacebuilding programmes in complex environments. As an experienced manager, he/she communicates clearly and persuasively in English and Russian, and has worked in the Eurasia region for several years. He/she ahs a high degree of emotional intelligence, and is experienced in developing strategy and designing and implementing peacebuilding or similar projects. The candidate combines an entrepreneurial flair with a strong analytical capacity, to develop convincing project ideas and raise funds from institutional donors.
Closing date: Sunday 14th September 2014
For information on application and other details, please visit: http://www.international-alert.org/jobs/programme-manager-eurasia-programme
English Language Teacher positions (native English speakers)
A growing English Language Centre located in Vake, Tbilisi, Georgia currently seeks to add two dedicated and motivated English language teachers to its staff for the 2014-15 school year. A third position has also been created at the Centre’s Didi Dighomi site.
Staff are seen as key to the Centre continued success and growth. All staff receive ongoing training and feedback for continued professional development to ensure high levels of job satisfaction, as well as for providing the most interesting and productive learning environment for the learners.
The Centre predominately caters for school-aged learners, however it does offer courses for all ages and all levels, including specialised courses such as international scholarship programs, PTE and IELTS testing and business English. Applicants should therefore be keen to work with young learner, but ultimately all learners.
All positions are full-time, with classroom hours capped at eighteen per week. A part-time arrangement could be negotiated for the right candidate.
Applications should contain the candidate’s contact details and an up-to-date resume including at least one letter of recommendation, and be forwarded to the following two email addresses:
Applications close at 5pm on the 26th of August.
*VISA assistance can be provided to successful candidates.
Call for Research Proposals 2014
The ASCN Programme, hosted at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, launches a call for project proposals in the social sciences, open to researchers from and resident in Georgia or Armenia. The research proposals to be submitted should be relevant to transition themes, and they should address and deal with specific issues at stake. Furthermore, the proposals must fit into one of the two topics below defined specifically for Georgia and Armenia.
The official application form must be used to submit research proposals by the deadline of 1 June 2014
For more information, please visit here.
Vacancy Announcement: Teach and Learn with Georgia
The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. recruits native English speaking volunteers to teach English in Georgian public schools.
Teach and Learn with Georgia (TLG), a progressive education movement initiated by the Georgian government, recruits native English speakers to co-teach English alongside local English teachers in public schools throughout the country of Georgia. TLG aims to improve Georgia’s nationwide English language proficiency in an effort towards further globalization.
The ministry is now accepting applications for the Spring 2014 Semester
• Volunteer-teacher of English as a foreign language
• 750 GEL per month
Benefits of the participants:
• FREE round-trip ticket to and from Georgia
• FREE vacation round-trip ticket in between the two consecutive semesters
• FREE medical insurance
• Housing and living accommodations
• Mobile phone on the TLG corporate network
• 24/7 support from the TLG staff
• Orientation training upon arrival
• Native speaker of English language
• Two years of post-secondary education
• Flexibility, an open-mind, and a willingness to make a difference
• No experience or teaching qualification is required!
• Destination: Throughout the country of Georgia (Eastern Europe)
• Number of vacant positions: 200
• Length of the contract: 1 academic semester
• Visa requirements: The citizens of the following native English speaking countries do NOT require visa to enter Georgia for a period of 360 days: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.
• Approximate arrival date in Georgia: 10th of January, 2014
Deadline: 15th of December, 2013.
Please see more details here: http://www.tlg.gov.ge/
Vacancy Announcement: Human Rights Officer, OSCE
Issued by: OSCE Office in Yerevan
Vacancy type: International seconded
Field of expertise: Human Rights
Functional level: Senior professional
Number of posts: 1
Duty station: Yerevan
Date of entry on duty: 25 August 2013
Date of issue: 20 June 2013
Deadline for applications: 11 July 2013
General Minimum Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
Excellent physical condition;
Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission;
Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure;
Field of Expertise Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
University education in political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields;
Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues;
Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills;
Experience in drafting reports.
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Advanced degree in a relevant field.
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience.
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Proven work experience in the areas of law, human rights, minority and/or gender issues
Knowledge of International Human Rights standard;
Proven work experience in project management including project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, financial management and reporting (both narrative and financial)
Good management, organization and analyzing skills, with the ability to identify problems/needs and take corrective action;
Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written, and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely as well as to make public presentations;
Working knowledge of Russian and/or Armenian languages;
Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with local authorities, including government officials and institutions as well as ability to work with civil society and international partners;
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Ability to work independently.
Previous work experience in an international environment and/or within operational field missions.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the general direction and supervision of the Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the Human Rights Programme in the following areas: Human Rights Monitoring and Reporting, Rule of Law, Criminal Justice/Penitentiary Reforms, Religious Freedoms, Human Rights Education/Awareness/Training, Civil Society Development.
The Human Rights Officer performs the following duties:
Performs a wide range of consultative, analytical, advisory and operational tasks towards the implementation of the Office’s mandate in the above-mentioned dimensions of security;
In close co-operation with the Democratization Officer, is responsible for the implementation of the Office programme of activities in the human dimension;
Implements a number of projects in the above-mentioned fields with local partners and Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR);
Advises the Head of Office on issues related to rule of law, criminal justice and penitentiary reforms, national human rights protection institutions such as ombudsman, civil society, religious freedom, human rights education/training;
Supervises and implements handling of individual applications on allegations of human rights violations including eventual intervention in view of corrective action;
Prepares background or spot reports on human rights issues to foster discussion within the OSCE and to highlight specific topics or brief on areas which need to be addressed;
Facilitates contacts and promotes information exchange on these issues with local authorities, universities, research institutions, NGOs and international organizations;
Assists in arranging OSCE events and seminars, including regional ones, and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
Supervises two staff;
Performs other duties as required.
Please see the details here
OGP IRM Local Researchers Call
The IRM of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is seeking individuals to carry out research at the national level in 39 countries to assess government progress on implementation of OGP Action Plans.
The OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.
The IRM is a key means by which all stakeholders can track progress within participating countries. By tracking and publicizing progress, it promotes strong accountability between member governments and citizens. The IRM works primarily by disseminating annual independent assessment reports for each OGP participating government. Each national progress report will assess the implementation of action plans and progress in fulfilling open government principles, and will develop technical recommendations.
The 39 countries to be evaluated in late 2013 include:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Slovak Republic, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uruguay.
To read the full announcement, click here. The deadline for applications is 21 June 2013.
Position title: Research Director
Reporting to: Country Director
Under the supervision of the Executive Director of CRRC Armenia, the Research Director (RD) contributes to ongoing research, especially in surveys; generates research output in various forms (reports, data briefs, blog, presentations); and leads methodological innovation and training. Some contribution to research project management and operations is part of the profile.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Works with CRRC Armenia team to develop and enhance ongoing research, providing insight and scholarly innovation, especially in survey research.
- Helps to generate research output, calibrated to the highest standards, in a range of different formats, to reach a broad audience for CRRC’s work.
- Leads and contributes to capacity building in research methodology, based on CRRC’s innovative methods.
- Contributes to additional public outreach internationally and locally, and contributes to regular production and updates of CRRC outreach and PR materials, including e-bulletin, website and blogs.
- Contributes to research project management as appropriate, to ensure maximum impact of CRRC research project.
- Occasionally represents CRRC Armenia and its research at scholarly seminars, conferences, and other events as needed.
- Coordinates CRRC’s main research tool, the Caucasus Barometer, across the three countries
- Undertakes other duties as needed to further CRRC’s overall goals.
Educational attainment must be to the level of PhD, preferably in social sciences with extensive independent research experience. In exceptional cases, a candidate with a Master’s degree may be considered if he/she has conducted extensive independent research on a level equivalent to PhD.
Experience and skills:
- Five to ten years of progressively responsible and demonstrated results in research in an international context, with an application of quantitative research.
- Outstanding organizational, written and oral communication skills are required. Strong evidence of being a successful team-player is a must.
- Native or near-native English skills and strong skills in written expression are extremely important.
- Strong computer skills and outreach/communications are necessary.
How to apply
Interested candidates with appropriate qualifications are requested to apply by submitting a CV and a motivation letter to hr “at” crrc. am by June 7, 2013՚.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who do not receive any feedback within three months should consider their application unsuccessful. Candidates may be required to take a written test and to deliver a presentation as well as participate in interviews.
Job Opening – CRRC Program Manager
Caucasus Research Resource Center- Azerbaijan
Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) is a network of research and training facilities located in the capitals of the South Caucasus countries. CRRC is a program implemented and managed by the Eurasia Foundation with generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. For more information, please visit our website at www.crrccenters.org
Under the general supervision of the CRRC-Azerbaijan Country Director, the Program Manager will coordinate research projects, fellowship and training programs; contribute to the design and implementation of CRRC research and training activities; actively engage in fundraising efforts for CRRC; maintain relationships with all CRRC constituents and organizational partners; work with CRRCadvisory bodies; assist Country Director in development of CRRC program policies, procedures and standards.
· University degree in social sciences (Master’s degree with strong research background is preferable);
· Management and program implementation experience (experience in working within international organizations is a plus);
· Well organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once; attention to details; ability to work independently;
· People-oriented; enthusiastic; a good negotiator; strong intercultural communication skills; team player;
· Excellent knowledge of strategy and program management, competition procedures and standards;
· Excellent computer literacy; knowledge of statistical software programs (SPSS, STATA) and e-literature source systems is preferable;
· Experience in research and training design;
· Fluency in Azerbaijani/English/Russian is mandatory.
The ideal candidate should have the ability and desire to play a hands-on role in program design and implementation, as well as ability to balance program implementation with administrative oversight of staff working on research, fellowship and training programs.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in English via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position in the title of the email. The deadline for submitting applications is on May 25th, 2013. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Department Lecturer: Department of Politics and International Relations Manor Road, Oxford
Department Lecturer in Comparative Government and Politics (including Russia or the Former Soviet Union) in association with St Hilda’s College University of Oxford -Department of Politics and International Relations Manor Road, Oxford
The Department of Politics and International Relations is seeking to appoint a full-time fixed-term Departmental Lecturer in association with St Hilda’s College in Comparative Government and Politics (including Russia or the Former Soviet Union). This subject area broadly includes the study of political behaviour, political institutions and regime types. While no specific regional focus is required, a research and teaching specialisation that includes Russia or the Former Soviet Union would be an advantage. This is a fixed-term appointment commencing 1
The main duties of the post will be to engage in advanced research in comparative government and politics; to direct the subject of politics and tutor undergraduates at St Hilda’s College; to contribute to Departmental teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate level; to participate in College and Departmental administration; and to contribute to the examining and admissions processes as necessary. Office space and other facilities will be provided in the Department of Politics and International Relations. The postholder will be affiliated with St Hilda’s College.
The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject area and will have a strong record of independent research and publication at an international level. The ability to provide excellent class and tutorial teaching to high-achieving and challenging students is essential. The postholder will require good communication, interpersonal, pastoral and organisational skills.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (UK time) on Thursday 23 May 2013.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, quoting reference 107563.
Research Assistants – “EU Neighbourhood, Foreign and Security Policy”
The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), one of the world’s Top 10 think tanks, in cooperation with the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN), is looking for 2 Research Assistants – “EU Neighbourhood, Foreign and Security Policy”
The posts are scheduled to start on 1 October 2013 and are limited to a six-month period. The Research Assistants will work under the supervision of Prof. Steven Blockmans and contribute to the work of CEPS’ EU Foreign Policy Programme by:
· Providing research assistance for on-going projects on European neighbourhood, foreign and security policies
· Collecting and cataloguing relevant materials for the CEPS European Neighbourhood Watch newsletter
· Assisting in the organisation of events (workshops, roundtables, webinars etc.)
· Participating in events held by other organizations and taking minutes
· Support in maintaining and updating the programme’s network
· Contributing to other on-going activities of the programme
The Research Assistants will also get supervision on their PhD project.
· National and permanent resident of Armenia or Georgia
· Maximum 30 years old at the time of the scheduled start date (1 October 2013)
· PhD candidate in political science in a Georgian or Armenian university, with a dissertation project related to EU foreign policy
· Excellent understanding of EU foreign and security policy institutions and decision-making with the focus on, inter alia, the ENP and EaP
· Excellent English writing and presentation skills are essential
· Good communication skills
· Ability to work independently
The Research Assistants will be fully integrated into CEPS staff and will get a salary. Travel and visa expenses will be covered. CEPS offers a stimulating work environment of more than 50 colleagues of some 20 nationalities, based in the heart of Brussels.
Candidates should send a short cover letter (max. 1 page), a CV (including own publications, as well as the name and contact details of at least two referees), a letter of affiliation from their university (confirming registration as a PhD student), a copy of their passport and a short overview of their PhD project (max. 5 pages, including abstract, research question(s), methodology, draft table of contents, and list of relevant publications) by e-mail to: applications “at” ceps. eu and jan.kreuels “at” ascn. ch with the following email subject: CEPS/ ASCN Research Assistant.
Deadline for submitting the applications: 15 March 2013.
Interviews will be held in Yerevan and Tbilisi on 23-26 April 2013. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We kindly ask applicants not to follow up applications by telephone.
For further information, please contact: Mr. Hrant Kostanyan (hrant.kostanyan “at” ceps. eu), CEPS Associate Research Fellow.
ASCN is a programme aimed at promoting the social sciences and humanities in the South Caucasus (primarily Georgia and Armenia). Its different activities foster the emergence of a new generation of talented scholars. Promising junior researchers receive support through research projects, capacity-building trainings and scholarships. The programme emphasizes the advancement of individuals who, thanks to their ASCN experience, become better integrated in international academic networks. The ASCN programme is coordinated and operated by the Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe (IICEE) at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). It is initiated and is supported by Gebert Rüf Stiftung.
CRRC Junior Research Fellow
The Caucasus Research Resource Center-Azerbaijan is announcing a research training fellowship that will take place from March to December 2013. Fellows will be introduced to the basics of research and analysis, and will be trained to use relevant statistical programs and to write results on a level expected by large international organizations. When the fellowship is completed, the best of the researchers will have further employment opportunities with CRRC.
What you will gain?
· Ability to analyze complex issues quickly and comprehensively;
· Advanced English-writing skills;
· Proficiency in essential computer programs;
· The opportunity to work with experienced and committed colleagues;
· Fantastic references for applications to jobs and first-class graduate programs.
What you will learn?
· the nuts and bolts of social science research;
· research methods, and how to apply them;
· standard statistical software programs;
· skills necessary to write a good research paper;
· how to prepare a professional presentation of your research.
Who can apply?
· You should be aged from 18 to 24;
· You should be a student or recent graduate;
· Applicants must have good English-language skills;
· Applicants must have good numeracy skills.
(NOTE: Master’s degree holders from the universities outside of Azerbaijan are not eligible to apply.)
How to apply
To apply, please complete online application in English: www.crrc.az/jfp
If you have any questions on how to apply online, please contact Mr Seymur Javadov at seymur “at” crrccenters. org.
Deadline: February 20, 2013
TEACH in Armenia
If you’re looking for opportunities to live and work in Armenia for an extended period, the Armenian Volunteer Corps newest program TEACH might be just what you’re looking for.
TEACH is a special ten-month program offering volunteer service opportunities to native English speakers to serve in middle schools and high schools in Armenia complementing the existing curriculum and helping to develop leadership, civic responsibility, and global awareness through English language learning.
To be eligible for TEACH, applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by August 1st, and be available for ten full months of service beginning August 15.
TEACH volunteers will receive:
Round Trip Airfare via reimbursement
Housing and breakfast with a host family
A stipend consistent with local living standards
Training and support
Eastern Armenian language classes
The opportunity to participate in forums/gatherings
The opportunity to participate in periodic excursions throughout Armenia
All applicants are required to complete an AVC TEACH application. See how to apply here:http://armenianvolunteer.org/teach-in-armenia/about-teach
AVC’s TEACH admissions process operates on a rolling basis. If you think TEACH might be for you, I encourage you to submit your completed application as soon as possible. You will find more information about AVC’s TEACH program on our website: http://armenianvolunteer.org/teach-in-armenia/how-to-apply
American Councils seeking English Language Instructors
American Councils for International Education in Georgia is currently seeking the resumes of experienced, outgoing native English language instructors in Tbilisi who are interested in teaching small groups of professional adults with varying levels of English fluency.
-Be a native English speaker
-Have a university degree in any discipline
-Have at least one year’s experience teaching ESL in a group setting
-Have experience developing original lesson plans
-Be motivated, flexible, and reliable
Candidates with the following qualifications are especially of interest:
-Experience with test prep tutoring (particularly for the SAT/ACT)
-Some knowledge of Georgian or Russian
If interested, please send your CV and dates of availability to resumes “at” amcouncils. ge and mention “English instructor” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
Job/Program “Teach and Learn with Georgia”
Volunteer to Make a Difference. The country of Georgia is recruiting native English speakers to help teach English through the project “Teach and Learn with Georgia.” We offer housing and living accommodations; medical insurance; round-trip tickets for work related travels and a vacation; $300 per month. Volunteer teachers will stay in Georgia for at least one year with once in a life-time opportunity to help the Georgian children learn English language and thus influencing their lives; get familiarized with amazing Georgian customs and traditions by living in the local families; experience unique Georgian folklore and cuisine by socializing with local communities and if willing, learn the Georgian language, one of the ancient languages of the world.
Contact: info “at” tlg.gov.ge
Phone: + 995 32 318959
+995 58 17 75 74