Call for Applications

Vacancy Announcement: Training Project Specialist

20 January - 28 February, 2023

Position: Training Project Specialist
Organization: Public Foundation “OSCE Academy in Bishkek”
Duration: Fixed-term. The extension is available, subjected to fund availability and satisfying performance evaluation.
Job Status: Full-time
Application Deadline: 28 February 2023, 18:00

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan invites applications to its Position of Training Project Specialist.

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation, created in 2002 as a result of the partnership between the Kyrgyz Government and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE Academy promotes values and principles of the OSCE through research, post-graduate education, professional trainings, and intellectual exchange.

The OSCE Academy provides an excellent opportunity to share valuable experience in the Research and Training field. Its professional and dynamic team, the opportunity to acquire and develop qualifications in an educational institution within an international context are the advantages of working at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.

Key duties and responsibilities of the Training Project Specialist:
- Organizing the research and training events: public lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, round tables, trainings, summer schools, etc;
- Drafting and developing concept notes and agendas for academic events;
- Participating in the selection of discussants, moderators/chairs, speakers, trainers, trainees and participants of academic events;
- Serving as a moderator/chair and if requested, representing the Research and Training Unit at dialogue initiatives;
- Assisting in coordination of Research Fellows’ publications and processing public lectures/workshops;
- Assisting in managing the Academy Paper Series (Conference reports), including participation in recruitment of rapporteurs for reports;
- Assisting with research grant applications and coordination of research projects;
- Maintaining effective communicating with academic and scholarly community, policy stakeholders, experts, faculty, students and alumni and interested parties within related duties;
- Performing other duties as required.

Qualifications and Skills:

- MA degree in the field of International Relations, Politics Studies, or related social sciences;
- At least 3 years of experience in working with the scholarly or expert community and policy stakeholders, or experience of working with research institutions/or research projects;
- Experience in organization and coordination of academic events (planning, budgeting, logistic support, evaluation and etc.);
- Excellent drafting skills in English and Russian;
- Excellent oral and presentation skills in English and Russian;
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision;
- Effective teamwork, communication and time management skills;
- Excellent analytical skills, experience of working with a large amount of information and documentation within a short period of time;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

To apply interested applicants should send their:
1) Cover Letter, one A4 page no more than 300 words
2) CV;
3) One reference letter (dated 2019- 2022);
4) Copies of diplomas, certificates and other documents to support the declared candidacy

Interested candidates can submit an application by sending all necessary documents (one single file in PDF format) by e-mail: with the Subject “Vacancy of Training Project Specialist”. Applications that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted for consideration.

Only successfully selected candidates will be notified of further selection procedures.

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is an equal-opportunity institution. It operates on the principle of non-discrimination. All recruitment decisions are taken on the basis of best qualification of the candidates, with consideration of regional and gender balance.

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