Announcing a Position for a NPM Resource Center Assistant

In December 2013, the Kyrgyz National University named after J. Balasagyn (KNU) launched a Nonprofit Management (NPM) Resource Center that includes a library, work space, and central home for textbooks, publications, research and online resources that are shared by members of the Consortium of Universities on NPM and is available to students and faculty. KNU NPM Resource Center seeks a NPM Resource Center Assistant who will lead and manage the Center’s activities.

  1. Responsibilities

The NPM Resource Center Assistant will support the Center’s Coordinator to:

  • Lead the work for the successful implementation of the Center’s strategy and work plans;
  • Serve as the focal point for the Consortium of Universities on NPM;
  • Serve as the USAID Collaborative Governance Program’s (CGP) main counterpart at KNU in implementing CGP-supported activities, in compliance with the provisions of the grant agreement between CGP and KNU.

More specifically, the NPM Resource Center Assistant will carry out the following responsibilities:

  • Manage the Center’s activities on a day-to-day basis; meet and greet visitors’ to the Center and manage the use of its resources, starting with the Center’s library;
  • Ensure that the Center’s Work Plans are implemented as planned and in due time;
  • Be responsible for all logistical aspects of the Center’s activities, as well as of the activities of the Consortium of Universities on NPM that the Center supports, including the activities during the Annual Conference on NPM Studies in Kyrgyzstan;
  • Document all the activities of the Center by: keeping accurate list of people that use Center’s services and resources, as well as the lists of participants in Center’s activities or in activities that take place elsewhere but are organized by the Center or the Consortium of Universities; collecting and archiving all documents related to the Center’s activities; as well as taking and archiving pictures related to the Center’s activities;
  • Promote the Center’s activities through the Center’s public outreach activities and products and play an active role on reaching out to students and civil society organizations;
  • Share resources with other Consortium members and update them on activities of interest to the Consortium’s work;
  • In cooperation with the appropriate experts, develop, and maintain user-friendly interactive tools that serve to develop NPM studies in Kyrgyzstan’s universities, including the Center’s Facebook page, e-listserves, etc.;
  • Collect and submit to CGP appropriate, accurate and timely M&E data related to Consortium’s and Center’s activities;
  • Assist the Center’s Coordinator to provide quarterly narrative reports and submit these in a timely manner to the CGP;
  • Prepare and maintain the Center’s furniture and supply inventory and ensures that the Center is operational and good conditions all the time;
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Center’s Coordinator.

II. Requirements

  • Hold Higher education diploma International Relations, Communications/PR or other relevant fields;
  • At least 3 years’ experience of working with universities, international organizations, USAID funded programs preferable;
  • Deep understanding of Kyrgyz Higher Education system;
  • Excellent language skills in English, Russian and Kyrgyz (written and oral);
  • Strong team player and ability to work under pressure and independently;
  • Be initiative and creative in developing a sustainability plan of the NPM Resource Center after the program ends;
  • Ability to travel inside of the Kyrgyz Republic when required; and
  • Ability to work full time.

Please send your CV, cover letter and contact information of 2 references to info-cgp@ewmi-kg.orgno later than February 29, 2016 by 18:00. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.