Call for Applications

Vacancy Announcement: Senior Admission Specialist (temporary roster position during planned maternity leave)

25 March - 15 May, 2024

Position: Senior Admission Specialist
Organization: Public Foundation “OSCE Academy in Bishkek”
Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 1 A Botanichesky pereulok
Duration: Full-time (temporary roster position during planned maternity leave)
Application deadline: 15 May 2024

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan invites applications to its temporary position of Senior Admission Specialist. Actual dates of employment will be communicated with the most successful candidate upon budget availability.

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation, created in 2002 as a result of partnership between the Kyrgyz Government and the Organization for Security and Cooperation 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 gain valuable experience in the Admission Office for the Department of Graduate Education. Professional and dynamic team, the provision of opportunities for the acquisition and development of qualifications in an educational institution with an international level of work and teaching are the advantages of working at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.

Key duties and responsibilities of the Senior Admission Specialist are as follows:

  •  Organize the admissions process applying agreed internal requirements and in line with the regulations set by Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic;
  •  Review and update the internal Admission regulations and internal admission policy on an annual basis in order to maximize the efficiency of the admission process with the guidance of Head of the Educational Department;
  •  Organize the work of the Admission commission, support the Admission commission members and ensure correct procedures during the selection process at a professional level;
  •  Guide applicants through the application process (Email; phone; Embark); handle enquiries from applicants and/or their parents in a timely and professional manner;
  •  Process incoming applications for all educational programmes (MA, BA, Summer school).
  •  Review and shortlisting of received applications for compliance with requirements;
  •  Organize and conduct admission tests according to the approved admission plan;
  •  Liaise with Head of the Educational Department on a regular basis to report the implementation of the approved admission process;
  •  Cooperate with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic on  issues related to the performed duties (reporting, statistics, verification, etc.)
  •  Participate in developing annual recruitment plan;  
  •  Manage and update Embark online application platform;
  •  Monitor and update of all information relating to admission process on the web page;
  •  Implement other duties as assigned by supervisors in addition to assisting with general office tasks.

Qualifications and eligibility:

  •  higher education in the social sciences, liberal arts, or a related field
  •  at least three years of working experience in higher education
  •  excellent knowledge of oral and written Russian and English (knowledge of Kyrgyz language will be an asset)
  •  experience in working with online application platforms
  •  experience of working with universities in the regions an asset
  •  excellent analytical skills, experience of working with a large amount of information and documentation within a short period of time
  •  excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  •  high level of stress resistance
  •  ability to travel in the wider region of Central Asia

Interested applicants should submit their application in Russian and/or English including:

1) Cover Letter, one A4 page no more than 300 words;
2) CV of maximum 2 pages;
3) Two reference letters (dated 2020- 2023);
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 Senior Admission Specialist (roster position)”. Deadline is: 15 May 2024, 18:00 Bishkek time
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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