Employment Opportunities

Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC) No. 30/2020 Development Outreach and Communication Specialist, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

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Development Officer

Application Due: 14.10.2021, COB
Type of employment: Full-time
Salary: TBD

Development Officer is a staff unit of the Development Office. The officer is directly supervised by Director of Development and works closely with two other DO units: Alumni Relations and Career Development offices. This role is responsible for managing the writing and submission of grant applications and reports, taking active part in the organization’s annual fundraising and donor recognition. The Development Officer works collaboratively across departments on grant activities while stewarding relationships with new and existing donors, and provides support to the Director of Development on recognizing major gift donors. This role has significant responsibility for overseeing development projects and is accountable for achieving specific goals laid out in the strategic plan.

The successful candidate should match the following criteria:


  • bachelor degree required;
  • full professional proficiency in spoken and written English, Russian, and professional
    working proficiency in spoken and written Kyrgyz is required;
  • a high level of professionalism, proactivity, flexibility, enthusiasm, project management, time management, organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • good interpersonal skills for interacting with university’s units, donors, members and
  • experience on leadership positions at least two years;
  • strong experience in grant writing and management;
  • experience leading/coordinating complex projects;
  • experience in education field is an asset;
  • excellent knowledge of MS Office software; knowledge of data analysis is an asset;
  • the ability to work flexible hours.

Development Officer functions include, but not limited to:


  • identifying grant funding opportunities;
  • writing, submitting and managing grant proposals;
  • developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, developmentcolleagues, and appropriate board members and/or other constituents to maximize the unit's total gift revenue, and maintain an effective portfolio for all donors, monitor gift cycle for all development activities;
  • participating in developmentof office’s strategy, planning solicitation strategies, and leverage joint solicitation efforts;
  • perform regular research on public and private foundations
  • assisting to promoting university to various prospective and existing donors, planning and conducting programs and activities designed to increase the visibility of the unit and the university to internal and external constituencies;
  • ensuring appropriate management of donors, prospects, and volunteers in coordination with university objectives;
  • event planning and organization;
  • coordination of various development/fundraising endeavors of the DO units, etc.


Working conditions

Physical requirements are those present in normal office environment conditions. An employee is required to sit at a desk and work at a computer for long periods of time. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs. The working hours are 9 AM to 6 PM, Monday-Friday.


CV and motivation letter should be sent to by October 14, 2021, COB. Subject: Development Officer. The successful candidates will be invited for the interview.


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Writing & Academic Resource Center


Position: Full-time

Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Reports to: Writing & Academic Resource Center Director 

Supervises: Team of student tutors

Coordinates with:  Writing & Academic Resource Center Director, faculty, staff, and students

The Writing and Academic Resource Center (WARC) is accepting applications for a position of the Center Coordinator. The Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the daily operations of the WARC. The Coordinator's primary function is to supervise student tutors. Secondary functions of the coordinator are to promote WARC services and coordinate with Director on WARC objectives and activities; with the Director, recruit and select WARC tutors; help develop writing and research skills workshops; develop materials for and maintain the WARC website and YouTube channel; attend and present information about the WARC at outreach functions such as orientation sessions for students and faculty; maintain WARC budget; collect and analyze WARC usage data. Please follow the link for more information and directions to apply:  

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American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028