Tag Archives: March 2018

Job: OSCE Mission in Skopje (PAE)

Deadline for Applications: March 30, 2018

Chief of Monitoring Unit – (see https://www.pae.com/careers-react-opportunities)
Area of Expertise: General Staff/Monitoring
Source: For full consideration, apply by 30 Mar. on PAE-REACT website at https://www.pae.com/careers-react
Vacancy Number: VNSKPS00521
Experience Level: Middle Management (S3)
Location: Macedonia
OSCE Closing Date: 4/05/2018

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE): a manager with background in monitoring, political and security analysis and reporting to aid the OSCE Mission in Skopje in defining responses to developments in the field. The successful applicant will contribute to developing strategies, guidelines and SOPs for monitoring teams based in Skopje and Tetovo; analyze security-related developments and suggest responses; provide updates and briefings to senior management; ensure operations of early warning mechanisms; and cooperate and coordinate with other units including on projects and in regular reporting. Local language skills and knowledge of the political-military history of the region are desirable.

In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: https://www.pae.com/careers-react by 30 March 2018. Only finalists will be contacted. PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline.

Study Abroad: Summer Internship (Crossroads Eurasia)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

What is Crossroads Eurasia? 
Crossroads Eurasia is about living Russia, not just studying it. Founded in 2010, Crossroads aims to get more students to discover Russia directly, via a work experience — teaching English, doing translation, or working as a camp counselors.

What participants get
– Resume worthy work experience
– Relaxed vibe of a provincial Russian city
– Live, work, relax like a local
– Real friendships with Russians your age
– Locally based coordinator
– Career advice and alumni network

Deadlines
The application deadline is 15th March 2018.

For more information and to apply
www.CrossroadsEurasia.com

Apply for 2018 summer internship in Russia (DEADLINE: March 15, 2018)

CFP: Conference “Post-Soviet Multilingualism and Language Attitudes” (Uni. of Edinburgh)

Deadline for Submissions: March 30, 2018

The Princess Dashkova Russian Centre at the University of Edinburgh invites proposals for papers for a one-day symposium, to be held at the University of Edinburgh on 15 June 2018, with the theme ‘Post-Soviet Multilingualism and Language Attitudes’.
The symposium will bring together researchers who work on multilingualism and identity in different post-Soviet regions to share expertise and network in a dedicated forum.

The keynote lecture of the symposium will be given by Ekaterina Protassova (University of Helsinki).

Please send proposals (around 200 words) for papers by March 30 to gesine.argent@ed.ac.uk

CFP: REECAS Conference (The Ellison Center)

Deadline for Submissions: March 25, 2018

The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington is currently soliciting papers and panel presentations for a one-day interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Washington. Proposals from graduate students, faculty, K-12 educators, and members of the general public are all welcome.

Contributions are encouraged on history, culture, politics, gender, religion and or other relevant subjects. Presentations on best practices, curriculum and other relevant issues regarding instruction of area languages at the K-12 level are especially encouraged. K-12 educators are not required to submit a paper, but must submit an abstract by the March 25, 2018 deadline.

Job: Foreign Service English Lang. Officers (U.S. State Dept.)

Deadline for Applications: March 20, 2018

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Regional English Language Officer positions.

Regional English Language Officers work with U.S. embassies and consulates to develop long-term English language programming strategic plans. They develop sustained partnerships with English language professionals, encourage their membership in a mutually supportive global network, support their professional growth, and enhance their ability to influence positively the lives of their students.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcementto ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit USAJOBSPlease note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 20, 2018.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years old to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

Job: Foreign Service Office Management Specialists (U.S. State Dept.)

Deadline for Applications: March 20, 2018

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Office Management Specialist positions.

Office Management Specialists provide professional office management and administrative support at our posts in various embassy sections such as the Political, Economic, Management, Public Diplomacy, Consular or Security Sections. Responsibilities of an OMS include managing the calendar(s) and schedule(s) for senior staff, planning and assisting with official events and visitors, providing computer and mobile device support, knowledge management, preparing agendas and materials for meetings, and proofing, editing, tracking and filing documents.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcementto ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit USAJOBSPlease note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 20, 2018.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old to apply and at least 21 years old to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

Study Abroad: New Summer Programs (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: March 10, 2018

SRAS has announced three new programs beginning this summer.  They have also extended deadlines on most of their other summer programs, but students should apply quickly. 
 
Tajik Intensive – New Program
SRAS students have for many years studied Central Asian languages as part of broader coursework in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Beginning summer 2018 SRAS will offer an intensive program in Tajik. Intensive lessons and peer tutoring in Bishkek are supplemented with a week-long guided language and culture immersion in Tajikistan.
Apply by April 1 – http://sras.org/tajik
 
Literature in St. Petersburg – New Program!
Students will read, analyze, research, and discuss Russian literature in Russian. To support this, this course will be taught as an integrated part of an intensive program of Russian as a Second Language. This program is open to students who have taken 4 or more semesters of Russian.
Apply by March 10 – http://sras.org/literature
 
Moscow-St.Petersburg Summer RSL – Special Program for 2018

Special for 2018, SRAS is offering an Russian as a Second Language program that allows students to split their time between Moscow and St. Petersburg.
 
Extended Deadlines on Most Summer Programs

SRAS is still accepting applications for most summer programs abroad. See link below for details.
Application deadlines vary by program, but are generally March 10-April 1
http://www.sras.org/summer_programs_abroad_2018
 
Please contact (lhorner@sras.org) with any questions about the programs!

Job: Contracted Posts Open to US Citizens (OSCE)

Deadline for Application: March 13, 2018

CONTRACTED POSTS

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is seeking applications for the following direct contracted posts from citizens of all 57 participating states. US citizens are encouraged to apply

Chief of Procurement and Contracts
(see https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies/chief-procurement-and-contracts-vnsmup00685)
Area of Expertise: Procurement
Source: Apply before 3/13/18 directly on OSCE Website (at https://jobs.osce.org/how-to-apply)
Vacancy Number: VNSMUP00685
Experience Level: This is a P-4 Contracted Post
Location: Ukraine
OSCE Closing Date: 3/13/2018 (For full consideration, apply well before the closing date)

Deputy Chief of Mission Security
(see https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies/deputy-chief-mission-security-vnsmup00686)
Area of Expertise: Security
Source: Apply before 3/14/18 directly on OSCE Website (at https://jobs.osce.org/how-to-apply)
Vacancy Number: VNSMUP00686
Experience Level: This is a P-3 Contracted Post
Location: Ukraine
OSCE Closing Date: 3/14/2018 (For full consideration, apply well before the closing date)

Job: Seconded Posts Open to US Citizens (PAE Government Services)

Deadline for Applications: March 12, 2018

SECONDED POSTS

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from US citizens for the following posts for secondment by the US Department of State.

Head of Public Safety and Community Outreach Department
(see https://www.pae.com/careers-react-opportunities)
Area of Expertise: General Staff/Monitoring
Source: For full consideration, apply by 5 Mar. on PAE-REACT website at https://www.pae.com/careers-react
Vacancy Number: VNSKPS00516
Experience Level: Senior Management (S4)
Location: Macedonia
OSCE Closing Date: 3/12/2018
Seeking applications from a political or social scientist or applicant with background in law or policing with international field mission, diplomatic and managerial experience to serve as the Head of the Public Safety and Community Outreach within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Skopje. The successful applicant will bring sound knowledge of strategic planning, policy guidance, staff supervision, project management and budgeting, briefings and updates for Head of Mission, public outreach reporting and publication clearance, and presentation of Mission’ activities as a liaison with international, government, diplomatic and NGO actors.

Political Officer
(see https://www.pae.com/careers-react-opportunities)
Area of Expertise: Political Affairs
Source: For full consideration, apply by 10 Mar. on PAE-REACT website at https://www.pae.com/careers-react
Vacancy Number: VNTURS00110
Experience Level: Senior Professional (S2)
Location: Turkmenistan
OSCE Closing Date: 3/17/2018
Seeking applications for a Political Officer with previous experience in a programmatic/strategic planning role, project management, including budgeting and in dealing with senior military and other high-level government officials. The incumbent will establish contacts and liaise with senior government officials of the Ministry of Defense, relevant parliamentary committees and other officials dealing with security and defense issues. Must have professional fluency in English and Russian, both oral and written.

Study Abroad: Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

American Councils is currently accepting applications for its Fall and Academic Year 2018 Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP).  The application deadline is March 15, and applications can be submitted here.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, working professionals, and scholars intensive individualized instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may choose to study one of 16 regional languages:

Armenian, Azeri, Bashkir, Buryat, Chechen, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz,

Pashto, Persian, Romanian, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, or Yakut

PROGRAM DATES
Fall 2018August 26 – December 20, 2018
Academic Year 2018-19August 26 – mid-May, 2019

KEY FEATURES

  • Expert university faculty with a unique understanding of U.S. students and American academic culture;
  • Classrooms of only 1 to 5 participants to maximize individual attention to each learner’s needs;
  • 15-20 hours per week of in-class target language instruction in grammar, conversation, culture and area studies;
  • U.S. academic credit for coursework in the target language;
  • Home-stay housing with carefully vetted host families;
  • Conversation partners who assist U.S. students with language learning and help them find a niche in their host-country communities;
  • Weekly cultural activities that go beyond typical tourist destinations and offer students new insights into the host country life and culture;
  • Comprehensive pre-departure orientation as well as on-site orientation in each host city;
  • An active and extensive alumni network that includes international business consultants, professional translators, area-studies experts, and journalists reporting from the region.

COST
Program cost includes tuition, room and board, cultural activities, visa support, comprehensive overseas insurance, 24/7 emergency support, pre-departure orientation, and academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

FINANCIAL AID
Students admitted to American Councils programs are eligible to receive financial support from a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), Boren, Gilman, FLAS, and the American Councils Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. Please visit our financial aid page for full details.

Additionally, American Councils is pleased to offer special funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Fellowship of $7,000 is available to overseas Persian language students in Dushanbe, Tajikistan during the Fall 2018 session. Please see the program website for more information.

QUESTIONS?
For program applications and detailed information, please visit the program website or email. American Councils staff will also be glad to answer questions directly; they can be reached at 202-833-7522.