Tag Archives: March 2016

Job: Summer Camp Counselors (Concordia Language Villages)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2017

Concordia Language Villages’ summer Russian immersion program for kids ages 6-18 is now hiring camp counselors for July-August 2017. They are actively recruiting for a diverse pool, so please spread the word!

Interested candidates can use this link to explore Concordia Language Villages in general, the Russian Village (Лесное озеро) in particular, and the various staff positions available: http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org
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CFP: American Delegation’s Participation in the XVI International Congress of Slavists 2018 (Belgrade, Serbia)

Deadline to Submit Call for Papers: December 1, 2015*
Deadline to Submit Application and Required Materials: March 1, 2016

The International Congress of Slavists will be held in late summer 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. The general plan will contain a day of arrival (August 19), a day of departure (August 27), and six working days for the Congress split into 3-day segments separated by a free day (August 23) for excursions organized by the host Serbian Committee of Slavists.

During the six working days, papers are presented in a variety of formats in a series of simultaneous morning and afternoon sessions, each session moderated by a chair.

The International Congress of Slavists has five formats in which contributions are presented: (1) plenary papers, (2) session papers, (3) block papers, (4) round table presentations, and (5) written submissions (scripta).

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Travel: International Summer Language Camp (Novosibirsk, Russia)

Deadline: Ongoing

Availability: 2 Vacancies

For many years our Educational Center “Cosmopolitan” has run highly successful and unique educational and cultural programs in delightful countryside outside Novosibirsk. At the Summer Camps from June through to August children and students from all over Siberia are brought together to study English and other languages under the guidance of both Russian and volunteer teachers from all over the world, and international students from all the different countries join the program to learn the Russian language and get exciting first-hand cultural experiences.

In the summer we run ‘LINKING THE PLANET’ International Summer Language Camp. It is an educational multi-cultural program that our Educational Center “Cosmopolitan” runs in a picturesque wooded area outside of the city of Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia, in four consecutive two-week sessions, with participation of local Russian children, youth and adults, and volunteer teachers and international students from around the globe.

Summer Sessions:
  • Session 1 (the ALTAI session) – June 17th until June 30th
  • Session 2 – July 5th until July 18th
  • Session 3 (the ALTAI session) – July 26th until August 8th

Prospective participants choose themselves which session(s) they want to attend. There is no limit of number of sessions attended. Participation in two and more sessions will certainly give you more opportunities to experience the culture, learn the language, interact with people, enjoy a larger excursion, cultural and socializing program.

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Internship: Summer Service Internship Program (Tajikistan)

Deadline for Applications: March 25, 2016 (Midnight)

The following internship placements are open for either six or eight week terms:

IRODA (Parents and Children with Autism Initiative)

Okxana and little girl relaxing

Overview: Dedicated to raising awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Tajikistan, this organization works to increase services for children with ASD and their parents. The organization provide
s training to government, education and medical professionals about ASD and lobbies lawmakers for support of children with ASD and their families. It also provides developmental and early intervention programs for children aged 6 to 12, as well as life skills programs for older children and parental support groups.

Needs:  IRODA seeks up to four Unofficial Ambassadors to perform different roles. Up totwo communications and development interns are needed to develop and maintain IRODA’s website. This position will also involve identifying funding opportunities an drafting sections of funding proposals in English. Up to two program associates are requested to support or lead sports and arts activities with children in coordination with staff. IRODA is also developing a local volunteer program, and there is opportunity for a program associate to play an instrumental role in implementing this program.

Preferred Qualifications:
~ Candidates with experience or training in childcare or education, particularly working with children with special needs, are preferred for the program support position.
~ Candidates with experience in communications, website design, publishing, research, and proposal writing are preferred for the communications and fundraising placements.
~ Candidates with experience in volunteer recruitment, organization, and mobilization are requested for the assignment of helping to plan out a local volunteer program.
~ Experience or training in ASD issues and education is preferred for all positions.

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CFP: Turkish Studies Grant Applications for 2016-2017

Deadline: March 31, 2016

The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 grant competition in the field of Turkish Studies. The following grant opportunities are available only for United States citizens (or those who have acquired permanent resident status in the U.S.) who are currently affiliated with a university in the U.S. The institutional grants are available only for educational institutions located in the United States.

Dissertation Writing Grants
Dissertation Writing Grants for graduate students in the social sciences or the humanities who have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. except their dissertation by March 2016. These grants are for advanced students who have finished the research stage of their dissertation. Stipends range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Summer Language Study Grants
Summer Language Study Grants for graduate students in the social sciences or humanities for summer travel to Turkey for language study in preparation for graduate research at an established Ottoman or Turkish language facility. Normally, the recipients of these grants are expected to spend a minimum of two months in Turkey. Stipends generally range from $2,000 to $3,000.

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CFP: Int’l Congress of Slavists (Belgrade, Serbia)

Deadline to Submit Applications: April 1, 2016

The International Congress of Slavists is a quinquennial gathering of Slavists in the humanities and social sciences from forty countries worldwide. It is organized by the International Committee of Slavists (ICS), which consists of the chairs of each of constituent national committees. The full ICS meets during the year of the Congress itself. At other times, the business of the ICS is handled by the full Presidium, which meets once in intervening years to plan the next Congress in detail, or by the reduced Presidium, which meets in other intervening years to act on minor issues that require resolution. For more information about ICS, please visit here!

The International Congress of Slavists will be held in late summer, August 20–27, 2018, in Belgrade, Serbia. The general plan will contain a day of arrival (August 19), a day of departure (August 27), and six working days for the Congress split into 3-day segments separated by a free day (August 23) for excursions organized by the host Serbian Committee of Slavists. For more information about the structure of the conference, please visit here!

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Professional Development: 016 Project-Based Language Learning & Interculturality Intensive Summer Institute (Honolulu, HI)

Deadline to Apply to Intensive Summer Institute: April 15, 2016
Deadline to Submit Project Blueprint for PBLL: March 31, 2016

Digital Badge should be received no later than April 5, 2016

How can Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) help learners develop interculturality — the ability to inhabit and interpret different cultures and to see one’s own culture through the eyes of another? How do I design rigorous PBLL projects to incorporate intercultural telecollaborations? The NFLRC 2016 Intensive Summer Institute (ISI) will help you answer these questions with guidance from experts in the field through a dynamic, technology-rich professional development experience. You will further develop a Project Blueprint for your own language classroom assisted by colleagues and guided by a group of language professionals with background in PBL, language pedagogy, instructional technology, and assessment.

In-service K-16 world language educators are invited to apply for this on-site, in-person institute. The NFLRC 2016 Intensive Summer Institute is not a beginner’s workshop. In order to join, applicants will need to first create an interculturality-focused Project Blueprint and earn a digital badge from the 2016 Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning Online Institute as a prerequisite. (Participants who have already obtained a 2015 Fundamentals of PBLL badge need to take an additional module and submit an interculturality-focused Project Blueprint to be able to apply.) Seats are limited and applications will be competitive.

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Travel: University of Kansas Language Institute (L’viv, Ukraine)

Deadline for the Summer Program 2016: March 15, 2016

The KU L’viv Language Institute is open to students interested in learning Ukrainian and expanding their expertise in East and Central European studies – no previous language experience is required. During the six-week summer program, students are enrolled in intensive Ukrainian language and area studies courses at Ivan Franko National University of L’viv, where they also learn about the history, politics, economics, and culture of Ukraine and East Central Europe. Whether you are a student with a specific Ukrainian-track focus or a European generalist, this faculty-led program is designed to give you regional expertise.

Six hours of credit are granted by the University of Kansas upon successful completion of the program. All students enroll in: UKRA 675 (3 credits) and REES 894 (3 credits).
These courses cover practical intensive Ukrainian language and culture and Ukrainian Area Studies.  Courses are taught by highly qualified faculty members at Ivan Franko University.

Excursions:
The program includes numerous guided excursions in and around L’viv, including the historic city center, various churches, and museums of history, ethnography, and architecture. The program also includes excursions outside L’viv: a multi-day trip to the Carpathian mountains, with visits to Mukacheve and Uzhorod, and a day trip to the medieval castle of Olesko.

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Job: Records Management Officer (Kiev, Ukraine)

Deadline: March 17, 2016

To Apply, click here!

Tasks and Responsibilities:
Initial duration of appointment/assignment for this post is until 31 March 2017, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.

If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.

Potential applicants should be aware that this is a non-family posting.

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Staff and in co-ordination with the Senior Information Management Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for documents and records management in the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM). In particular, the Records Management Officer:
  • Acts as the primary focal point in the SMM for records, document management and archiving as well as provides guidance on these matters to staff and the Mission’s senior management
  • Is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the SMM electronic and paper archives for the entire Mission
  • Reviews documents for content and defines their initial distribution; determines documents for retention and for retirement/destruction
  • Proposes and implements Mission-wide standards and policies for the distribution and storage of documents, including organization of electronic systems, archive indexes, databases and spreadsheets
  • Co-ordinates the implementation of policies and tools developed by the Records Management Unit in the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna
  • Co-ordinates the transfer of relevant records to the OSCE Research and Documentation Centre (Prague Office)
  • Conducts training for SMM staff on all aspects of archiving and registry, and usage of the OSCE Electronic Document and Record Management System
  • Co-ordinates and supports the document distribution at SMM conferences and their post-event processing
  • Performs other duties as assigned and travels within the Mission area as required

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Job: Database Officer (Kiev, Ukraine)

Deadline: March 15, 2016

To Apply, click here!

Tasks and Responsibilities:
Initial duration of appointment/assignment for this post is until 31 March 2017, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.

Potential applicants should be aware that this is a non-family posting.

If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Information Management Officer, the Database Officer:
  • Assesses the needs of the Unit and analyses internal business processes in order to design new databases and implement approved designs for data base
  • Designs, develops, tests and deploys database applications, software and other technology solutions; compiles business requirements, technical specifications, user and technical documentation and standards for information management systems implementation
  • Provides support in reporting and analysing data, assuring data consistency and giving statistics information
  • Maintains a variety of databases to ensure integrity, safety and access to data; introduces enhancements
  • Supports the operation of the analysis of processed data and information and performs data quality and consistency control
  • Provides information management support to Needs Assessment processes, specifically in data collection, processing/collation and analysis
  • Works closely with relevant departments/units in the Special Monitoring Mission Headquarter (SMM HQ) to determine necessary support requirements
  • Travels frequently within Ukraine including the Eastern Oblasts
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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