Trainee for Research and Training Unit

Published: 31.01.2020 15:24:31
Deadline: 12.02.2020 23:59:59 The deadline for applications has expired
Salary: According to the interview results
Work experience: from 1 year
Location: Bishkek
Type of involvement: full time
Schedule: from 9:00 to 18:00

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Common information

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan welcomes applications to the position of Trainee for the Research and Training Unit.

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation, created in 2002 between the Kyrgyz Government and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE Academy promotes values and principles of the OSCE through research, post-graduate education, professional trainings, and intellectual exchange. Its highly demanding MA Programmes in the fields of “Economic Governance and Development” and “Politics and Security (Central Asia)” annually accept up to 60 young professionals from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Mongolia on a competitive basis. The Academy seeks to strengthen its capacity to develop and implement research projects and to engage in collaborative research programmes. At the same time the Academy engages into professional trainings and organises regular seminars to a broader audience of interested young professionals from the region.

The Trainee will be assisting the Post-Doctoral Research Scholar and provide all rounded support with research and administrative-related work.

The position of Trainee will be granted as full-time position for 6 months period starting from beginning of March 2020. The position will be based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Qualification requirements

Candidates for this position should meet the following requirements:

  • BA or MA degree in Social Sciences;
  • Experience in working with data in Excel;
  • Knowledge of STATA software package would be an asset
  • Experience in organising academic events;
  • Experience in conducting social science research;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Russian;
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.


Under the supervision of the Post-Doctoral Research Scholar and Head of the Research and Training Unit, the trainee will be working on the following tasks:


  • Assisting with drafting reports and publications; 
  • Creating and managing database of trainers, experts and organizations;
  • Collecting data for the R&T Unit as requested;
  • Performing miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Organizational and administrative

  • Collecting and processing applications for trainings and fellowships, including managing large numbers of email correspondences;
  • Providing logistical and organizational support for trainings, conferences and other events;
  • Drafting administrative documents related to the above-mentioned tasks;


The OSCE Academy will provide/cover:

  • Competitive honorarium for Trainee position;
  • Office space and computer as well as access to all facilities of the OSCE Academy.

NOTE: The Academy does not cover costs for visa, work permit, or health insurance or expenses for family members.

Interested applicants should submit their application including:

- A cover letter;
- A CV with two reference letters provided in 2017-2019.

How to apply?

Please, submit the whole application as a single PDF document saved as: Mr/Mrs_Name_Surname with “Post-Doc Trainee” in the subject line to: by 12 February 2020, 5 PM Bishkek time. Please note that we do NOT accept applications after the deadline.

Please NOTE that only selected candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is an equal-opportunity institution. It operates on the principle of non-discrimination. All recruitment decisions are taken on the basis of best qualification of the candidates, with consideration of regional and gender balance.

About company

Академия ОБСЕ в Бишкеке представляет собой институт, предназначенный для продвижения принципов и ценностей ОБСЕ в Центральной Азии. Расположенная в Бишкеке, Академия ОБСЕ широко работает в Центрально-Азиатском академическом и политическом контексте и придерживается регионального подхода. Будучи региональным центром послевузовского образования, наращивания потенциала, исследований и регионального диалога, Академия предлагает взыскательную и требовательную программу для своих основных заинтересованных сторон, включая ученых и исследователей, активистов гражданского общества, политиков и академических институтов и институтов развития.

Академия предоставляет региональный и международный общественный форум для профессионалов и студентов в духе сотрудничества в области международных отношений, всеобъемлющей безопасности, демократизации, верховенства права и прав человека.

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