English Language Coordinator
Job Details
Kazakhstan - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Full Time


The English Language Coordinator (ELC) will provide English language programming support in support of U.S. Embassy mission-wide English language programming. In coordination with the Contracting Officer’s Representative and the Government Technical Monitor, the ELC will enhance programming support, and monitoring and evaluation of programs in Kazakhstan, which will strengthen English language programming in Kazakhstan and across Central Asia and enable continued expansion of robust programming.  


The position is offered for one year with a one-year option for renewal.



Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide implementation support for English Access programs across Kazakhstan, including identifying capable partners, overseeing subgrants/subawards with individual providers, providing programmatic and administrative oversight and advisement to providers, monitoring and evaluating Access programs, and offering opportunities to expand English language engagement with the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan.
  • Counsel and assist U.S. Mission officials in determining and developing effective use of English language programs and services to meet Mission strategic objectives.
  • Conduct contextual analyses, needs assessments and institutional assessments to guide the development of English language strategic plans and programs in support of Mission strategic objectives.
  • Develop, organize and implement in-country and regional teacher training programs.
  • Establish and cultivate professional relationships with host country education officials and academic institutions involved in delivering English language programs, especially programs training teachers of English.
  • Evaluate and report to the Contracting Officer’s Representative and the Government Technical Monitor at the U.S. Embassy in Nur-Sultan on the English Language Programs in Kazakhstan.
  • Nominate participants for USG-sponsored exchange programs (virtual and physical) and participate in the selection process as appropriate.
  • Travel within Kazakhstan to work on strategic planning, needs analyses, program monitoring and evaluation or consulting with relevant contacts and post personnel regarding English language programs.
  • Expand facilitation and engagement online to increase pre and in-service teacher professional development and solidify university ties.
  • Certificate of relevant degree in TSEL or TEFL;
  • Three to five years’ experience in teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language or related field;
  • Experience in managing, designing, monitoring, managing, evaluating, implementing academic programs in TESL/TEFL;
  • Experience in the administration of the English language programs including needs analysis, student and faculty assessment and evaluation, policy and curriculum, materials development;
  • Experience in financial management;
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills and ability to be a bridge between cultures, particularly to bridge between host country institutions and Embassy;
  • Experience documenting and reporting on English language programs, including program successes, needs assessments and monitoring;
  • Fluency in English required and Russian or Kazakh preferred.


This position is contingent upon successful award of the project


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