Friday, March 27, 2015

Job Posting: Senior Democratization Officer, OSCE Mission in Kosovo

Deadline: April 2, 2015

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):

Senior Democratization Officer
Level: Senior professional
Area of Expertise: Democratization
Vacancy number: VNKOSS01719
Duty station: Gjilan/Gnjilane, Kosovo
Apply by: April 2
View the job description:

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 bApril 2. Only finalists will be contacted.  PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

- Advanced university degree in law, political science, international relations or other relevant field
- Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
- Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
- Knowledge of good governance principles, in particular, familiarity with the European Charter of Local Self Government
- Knowledge of international human rights standards and community rights
- Management experience and team-building ability
- International field work experience in monitoring, reporting and policy-making
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited times frames
- Excellent writing skills and the capability to draft documents under pressure and within short deadlines
- Experience in project management (desired)
- Knowledge of one or more local languages (desired)
- Knowledge of the regional political situation and legal system of the Mission area (desired)
- Demonstrated negotiation and/or conflict resolution skills (desired)

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Regional Centre (RC) and the Deputy Director of the Democratization Department, in coordination with the Field Coordinator, the incumbent works within the Regional Centre in Gjilan/Gnjilane. The Senior Democratization Officer:

  1. Forms the management of the Regional Centre, together with the Director of the RC and the Senior Human Rights Officer;
  2. Liaises with the management of the RC on all monitoring activities in the area of responsibility;
  3. Performs specific monitoring tasks in relation to local good governance, human rights and other issues as assigned;
  4. In close co-operation with the Senior Human Rights Officer, supervises programmatic staff in the RC as assigned;
  5. Executes and supervises the implementation of monitoring instructions received from the Headquarters through the Director of the RC in close co-operation with the Senior Human Rights Officer;
  6. Compiles regular reports on activities of all staff of the Department located in the RC, and submits those reports to the Director of the RC and to the relevant staff of the Department in Headquarters; drafts spot reports upon request of the Director of the RC or the Department.
  7. Ensures close co-ordination and co-operation with Field Co-ordination in the Headquarters to ensure fair utilization of capacities in the field; responds to requests of the Department and ensures realization of tasking requested by programmatic Sections;
  8. Facilitates the work of other professional and support staff of the Department in the RC;
  9. Assists and co-ordinates the implementation of projects in the field;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Prize: AWSS Heldt Prizes

Deadline: May 15, 2015
AWSS Heldt Prizes
Website:
http://www.awsshome.org/heldt.html

Sponsor:
Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)
Applicant Type:
New Faculty/New Investigator
Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional

Citizenship or Residency:
Unrestricted
Abstract:
The AWSS invites nominations for the 2015 Competition for the Heldt Prizes, awarded for works of scholarship. The prizes will be awarded at the AWSS meeting at the ASEEES National Convention in Philadelphia, PA, inNovember 2015.

To be eligible for nomination, all books and articles for the first three prize categories must be published between April 15, 2014, and April 15, 2015. The publication dates for the translation prize, which is offered every other year, are April 15, 2013, to April 15, 2015. Nominations for the 2015 prizes will be accepted for the following categories:
- Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies
- Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies
- Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies
- Best translation in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies

One may nominate individual books for more than one category, and more than one item for each category. Articles included in collections as well as journals are eligible for the "best article" prize, but they must be nominated individually.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Job Posting: Program Manager (Rule of Law/Human Rights) OSCE Montenegro

Deadline: April 6

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):

Program Manager (Rule of Law/Human Rights), Montenegro
Level: Senior professional
Area of Expertise: Rule of Law
Vacancy number: VNMNGS00032
Duty station: Podgorica
Apply by: April 6
View the job description:

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 bApril 6. Only finalists will be contacted.  PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline.


Requirements include, but are not limited to:

- Law degree
- Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
- Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure
- Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
- Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
- Previous management experience in terms of leading teams and implementing projects
- Practical experience in rule of law/human rights
- Working knowledge of international human rights standards
- Excellent report writing skills
- Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system of the mission area (desired)
- Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions (desired)
- Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area (desired)

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission, the Program Manager will perform the following duties:

- Develops and implements the Mission's Rule of Law/Human Rights Program in accordance with the Mission's mandate and other relevant documents;
- Deals with policy formulation, strategy development, program/project planning and implementation, and reporting;
- Advises and assists in the effective advocacy of the program's goals, objectives and accomplishments and supports efforts to contribute to the Rule of Law program;
- Liaises on rule of law policy issues with respective staff in the Mission, national authorities, civil society, and other international and local partners;
- Deals with activities in support of the main Rule of Law and Human Rights institutions and provides legal advice thereon;
- Prepares conferences and meetings related to establishment of the rule of law, and represents the Mission at expert group meetings organized by international organizations, governments and NGOs;
- Performs legal analysis to contribute to the substance of the Mission's mandate, programs and projects;
- Supervises local staff members;
- Performs other duties as required.

Call for Papers: Politics and International Relations in Central Asia

Deadline: May 4, 2015

FirstManas University Central Asian Research Center (ORASAM)
Conference on Central Asia:
Politics and International Relations

Topic: Politics and International Relations in Central Asia

Date and venueFriday June 5th, 2015Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Conference Organizers: Seyit Avcu (Ph.D., Assistant Professor of International Relations, Manas University) and Jon Mahoney (Ph.D., Associate Professor, Philosophy, Kansas State University, Fulbright Scholar 2014-15, Kyrgyz Republic)

Description: The focus will be on contemporary politics and international relations, although papers that offer an historical perspective on contemporary political problems and challenges in Central Asia will also be considered.  There is no registration fee and participants will be provided with lunch and dinner.  For those traveling to Bishkek, up to 10 speakers small will be provided with one night’s lodging in Bishkek.  The conference organizers are especially interested in proposals that address topics such as:

----The prospects for democracy in Central Asia

---Religious freedom and state religion policies

---The status of ethnic minorities

---Border conflicts and their impact on regional politics 

---The political and economic impact of the Eurasian Customs Union on Central Asia

---The influence of global powers (e.g. Russia, China, Turkey, and the U.S.) on Central Asian states

---The geopolitical significance of resource conflicts (e.g. over water resources) in Central Asia

---Terrorism and the prospects for political instability in Central Asia

---The prospect of succession crises in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan

Interested participants should submit a short proposal (approximately 150 words) including title and author information (email address and institutional affiliation) as an email attachment in either Word or PDF no later than Monday May 4th, 2015.Proposals should be submitted to both Jon Mahoney (jmahoney@ksu.edu) and Seyit Avcu (avcuseyit@hotmail.com).  

Job Posting: OSCE Program Manager in Montenegro

Deadline: April 6, 2015

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):

Program Manager (Rule of Law/Human Rights), Montenegro
Level: Senior professional
Area of Expertise: Rule of Law
Vacancy number: VNMNGS00032
Duty station: Podgorica
Apply by: April 6
View the job description:

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 bApril 6. Only finalists will be contacted.  PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:
- Law degree
- Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
- Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure
- Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
- Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
- Previous management experience in terms of leading teams and implementing projects
- Practical experience in rule of law/human rights
- Working knowledge of international human rights standards
- Excellent report writing skills
- Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system of the mission area (desired)
- Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions (desired)
- Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area (desired)

Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission, the Program Manager will perform the following duties:
- Develops and implements the Mission's Rule of Law/Human Rights Program in accordance with the Mission's mandate and other relevant documents;
- Deals with policy formulation, strategy development, program/project planning and implementation, and reporting;
- Advises and assists in the effective advocacy of the program's goals, objectives and accomplishments and supports efforts to contribute to the Rule of Law program;
- Liaises on rule of law policy issues with respective staff in the Mission, national authorities, civil society, and other international and local partners;
- Deals with activities in support of the main Rule of Law and Human Rights institutions and provides legal advice thereon;
- Prepares conferences and meetings related to establishment of the rule of law, and represents the Mission at expert group meetings organized by international organizations, governments and NGOs;
- Performs legal analysis to contribute to the substance of the Mission's mandate, programs and projects;
- Supervises local staff members;
- Performs other duties as required.

CFP: SCMLA 2015 Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Literatures

Deadline: April 5, 2015

SCMLA 2015 Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Literatures in Nashville 

You are invited to submit a paper proposal for the regular session on Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Literatures, at the 2015 South Central MLA, Nashville, October 31 - November 3. 

http://www.southcentralmla.org/

Whereas this conference theme is  “Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language,” papers on all topics related to the Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Literatures are welcome.

Please send an abstract of 300-500 words to mmakowiecka@bergen.edu by April 5, 2015.

Maria Hanna Makowiecka, Ph.D.
Session Chair
mmakowiecka@bergen.edu
201-447-9281

Prize: The Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Award 2015

Deadline: May 1. 2015

CESS Book Award 2015

Nominations

In 2007, CESS established two CESS Book Awards, one for work in the History & Humanities and another for work in the Social Sciences.  This year the award will be made to a book in History & Humanities.Nominations must be made by either the publisher or the author.
To nominate a book for the 2015 CESS History & Humanities Book Award competition, please fill out this nomination form, AND ensure that three copies of the nominated book reach the CESS Book Award Committee at the following address by May 1, 2015.
FURTHER INFORMATION
A Monetary prize of $500 is presented to the author of the research monograph, published in the preceding two years, that represents the most important contribution to Central Eurasian studies, or that holds the greatest potential for furthering scholarship on the Central Eurasian region.  An interdisciplinary panel of three scholars of Central Eurasia, appointed annually by the CESS Executive Board, consider scholarly merit, argumentative scope, and felicity of style in their deliberations. 
In 2015, books in the Social Sciences with a publication date of 2013 or 2014 may be considered for the competition.  The panel will consist of Morgan Liu (The Ohio State University), Eva Marie Dubuisson (Boğaziçi University, Turkey) and Eren Tasar (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), with Pauline Jones Luong (University of Michigan) as non-voting chair.  The shortlist will be announced in June and the winner will be announced at the 16th CESS annual conference on October 15-18, 2015 at George Washington University in Washington DC. 
Rules and procedures for the competition are as follows:
  1. Books must be scholarly monographs in disciplines of History & Humanities based on original research and published in English during 2013 or 2014 (as measured by the printed copyright date.
  2. Books may be submitted for one competition only, and no book may be considered more than once.
  3. Scholarly monographs translated into English from other languages are eligible for consideration.
  4. Edited volumes, new editions of previously published books, bibliographies, dictionaries and textbooks are not eligible.
  5. Nominations may be made by either the publisher or the author.
  6. Authors need not be members of CESS to be nominated, but must become members by the nomination deadline to be considered.
  7. The winning author will receive the monetary prize and a certificate of award at an awards ceremony held at the annual CESS conference. The results will also be announced in the Central Asian Survey.
For the 2014 CESS Social Sciences Book Award competition, please ensure that FOUR COPIES of the nominated book reach the CESS Book Award Committee at the following addresses by May 1, 2015.  Late entries will not be accepted.
Please note that ONE book must be sent to EACH of the following addresses:
Pauline Jones Luong
Chair, CESS Book Award Committee
Director, International Institute
University of Michigan
1080 S. University, Suite 2660 
Ann Arbor, MI
48109
 
Eva Marie Dubuisson
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
c/o Department of Sociology
BogaziciUniversity
Guney Kampus, Bebek 34342
Istanbul, TURKIYE

Morgan Liu
Associate Professor      
The Ohio State University                                                         
Department of Anthropology                                                
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
300 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH
43210-1340
 
Eren Tasar
Assitant Proessor, Dept of History
University of North Carolina
204 Chesapeake Way
Chapel Hill, NC
27516

Please address any enquiries and questions regarding eligibility to Pauline Jones Luong: pjluong@umich.edu