- Bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution, preferably related to international development, education or management;
- Strong project management and team-building skills; experience overseeing people, projects, and events;
- Demonstrated high level of maturity and understanding of what it takes to work in a politically sensitive context;
- Demonstrated effective organizational, planning, and budgeting skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple project elements simultaneously;
- Demonstrated skills in teaching, student advising, and developing curricula;
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills and ability to be a bridge between cultures;
- One to three years of experience supporting development projects, including monitoring, evaluation and reporting, and working with grantees and consultants;
- Propensity for mentoring ambitious young adults;
- Excellent writing and reporting skills;
- Proficiency in spoken and written Russian or Turkmen a plus;
- Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Central Asia;
- Ability to obtain a visa to live and work in Turkmenistan
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. American Councils’ commitment to equal employment opportunity is based not only on federal requirements, but also on a longstanding commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate.
PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
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