AFP is searching for Academic Fellowship Programs’ Region Manager for South Caucasus (SC) Region.

22 იან, 2010

Higher Education Support Program

Academic Fellowship Program

 The International Higher Education Support Program (HESP) promotes the advancement of higher education within the humanities and social sciences throughout the region of Central, Southeast and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and Mongolia. HESP’s Academic Fellowship Program (AFP) contributes to higher education development through support of promising local young scholars and their strategic placement at selected departments, committed to reforms and changes. AFP is now searching for Academic Fellowship Programs’ Region Manager for South Caucasus (SC) Region (Tbilisi based): 

POSITION SUMMARY

 SC Region Manager will report directly to the Academic Fellowship Program Director. Region Manager will be responsible for the successful management and coordination of the AFP fellowship programs and strategy implementation in respective region; 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties may include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Ensure smooth implementation of all fellowship programs and projects in the target region according the AFP/HESP strategy ;
  • Supervise  daily work of the  regional office; be responsible for the  program, administrative and financial management ;
  • Work closely with the  staff, fellows and main stakeholders  to incorporate particular local needs and necessities of the higher education systems in the regional program priorities;
  • Oversee , plan and  manage   running programs and activities in the target region;
  • Oversee  partner/stakeholder relations and accommodate their feedback when strategizing;
  • Contribute in development  and improvement of fellowship program policies and procedures;
  • Prepare program and financial reports for the Program Director;
  • Establish good working relations and assist partner departments in implementing their reform agenda, including academic and professional development ;
  • Ensure compliance of all legal operations, financial reporting  and record-keeping  with the Program  requirements;
  • Prepare and participate in performance appraisal of the program field staff;

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Master’s degree or equivalent. in the fields of education , public administration ,  social studies/humanities and/or other relevant discipline;  

CREDENTIALS AND/OR SKILLS & ABILITIES

At least three years experience in a managerial capacity; Experience and competencies in working in a multicultural environment; experience and or understanding of the development of educational programs;  An advanced command of the English Language; ability to communicate on one of the regional languages is an advantage. Extensive program management and planning skills; excellent communication skills;   Applications in English including a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae send to Khatuna Ioseliani at , or deliver to the OSGF office at 10, Chovelidze St. For any questions, please call 91 27 84/25 05 92 (ext.308.) Application deadline is June 21, 2008. For more information on AFP please see www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp/focus/afp  or www.afpwebfolio.org : OSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer which supports diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

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