The ECTT-European Council on Tourism and Trade and Kazakhstan had jointly launched in January 2019 the "Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea" Institute for Sustainable Development Goals (ACISDG), operating with statutory institutional autonomy under the guidance of its Governing Board and supervision of government of Kazakhstan. (You can read more about ECTT-Kazakhstan cooperation here)
ACISDG promotes an integrated approach to policy development, research and training, capacity building, networking and partnership building in the field of sustainable development goals learning, non-formal education of adult and continuing education in the sphere of SDGs.
The mission of ACISDG is to ensure that all forms of SDGs related education and learning - formal, non-formal and informal - are recognized, valued and available for meeting the demands of individuals and communities throughout the Central Asian region.
ACISDG responds to these demands and helps meet the challenges facing humanity with policy-driven research, publications and technical services for Central Asian States and non-governmental and civil society organizations as well as private providers at their request.
Under the authority of European Council on Tourism and Trade President, and the direct supervision of the European Tourism Academy Director-General the incumbent provides intellectual leadership and strategic vision to ACISDG's programme and staff.
He/she proposes to the ACISDG 's Governing Board for its approval, the Institute's Medium-Term Strategies, operational plans and associated budgets.
The incumbent will also ensure that ACISDG fully contributes to the achievement of European Council Tourism and Trade and Kazakhstan Education programme objectives in the context of implementation of the Goal 4 (Education) of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
The incumbent is responsible for administering the Institute and for planning, executing and reporting on its programme and budget.
The incumbent's responsibilities also include human resource planning, recruitment, and performance management in order to develop motivated and effective teams with appropriate competencies to achieve ACISDGs objectives, resource mobilization, and acting as the external advocate for ACISDG , liaising with financial partners, and with ACISDG 's other stakeholders.
Mandatory: Doctorate level, in education, science, social sciences or related field.
At least 15 years of relevant experience in the field of education at national and international level backed by several years of experience in senior management positions.
Experience in resources mobilization and partnership development.
Commitment to the Organization's and Institute's mandate, vision and strategic direction, as well as its priorities.
Proven leadership and managerial skills, a broad general culture and sound analytical capacities, high sense of objectivity, professional integrity and political astuteness.
Ability to direct, change processes at the management level, and familiarity with the administration of an institution accountable to governing bodies.
Demonstrated ability to mobilize resources in an entrepreneurial spirit, and in support of institutional development.
Relevant research ability to identify emerging educational needs to which an international research and training programme could make a substantial contribution, as well as exploring new avenues and patterns of action.
Ability for strategic planning and management and demonstrated ability to translate strategy into priorities and action, and effectively plan, mobilize and manage resources to deliver results.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to provide intellectual leadership and motivate teams in a multicultural environment, as well as ensure training and development of staff.
Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing, with strong representational abilities.
Excellent command of written and spoken English and Russian (Kazakh a clear asset).
Other degrees or short- to medium-term training in disciplines relevant to the post.
Experience in research and development in areas such as literary and adult learning, formal and non-formal education or evaluation and monitoring of education systems.
Experience in donor relations.Strong global professional network.
Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
Ability to identify key strategic issues, objectives, opportunities and risks.
Ability to interact with a wide range of high-level partners, as well as demonstrated partnership development and fund-raising experience.
Experience within the European system.
A working knowledge of Kazakh or another official United Nations language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish).
Education - SDGs Lifelong Learning
Sustainable Development Goals
Organizational Unit: EDUCATION SECTOR
Primary Location: KZ-Nursultan (former Astana)
Recruitment open to: Internal and external candidates
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Salary: 148 081 USD
End of candidature period: December, 30, 2019
How to apply: Submit your application through email to astana (at) eucir (dot)com addressed to the Human Resource Director. Include a cover letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates.
Only preselected candidates will be contacted. If you did not receive any feedback on your candidature in two months from sending the files you can assume that your candidature was not retained.
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