Project Coordinator (re-announcement)

Published: 13.10.2020 13:27:56
Deadline: 19.10.2020 23:59:59 The deadline for applications has expired
Salary: According to the interview results
Work experience: 3 year
Location: Bishkek
Type of involvement: full time

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Common information

Country specific description…

Search has been operating in Kyrgyzstan since 2012 with programming related to conflict sensitive journalism, promoting freedom of religion, alternative narratives to recruitment, youth and women empowerment in Kyrgyzstan. Starting from 2015 Search expanded its programming into the Central Asian region through promoting dialogue platforms between state and civil society leaders on preventing violent extremism, sustaining peace and striving for enduring change in the region. Today Search partners with state institutions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan and cooperates with a broad group of civil society organizations, and an expert community to achieve peace and stability in the region.

We are searching for…

Search Kyrgyzstan is recruiting Project Coordinator.

 The Project Coordinator (PC) will be responsible for the overall implementation of the program components Search is responsible for.

The PC will report to the Search’s Central Asia Programs Manager.  The working languages for this position are English and Russian.

Qualification requirements

Minimum requirements for this position include:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Religious Studies, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding;

  • At least three years of project coordination experience with international NGOs;

  • Proven experience of working on conflict sensitive projects in Central Asia and gender-based advocacy program experience is desired;

  • Understand core principles of qualitative and quantitative study;

  • At least three years of training and facilitation skills;

  • Understands minimum requirements for running an ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the project and collaborates with Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation team;

  • Experience on peacebuilding projects is highly desired; 

  • Experience on working with high-level regional, national and local state institutions;

  • Advanced English and Russian language skills (written and oral), knowledge of Central Asia languages is an asset.


Your Contribution

The PC will work closely with Search staff, partners in Central Asia, civil society organizations and stakeholders to ensure timely and quality implementation of the project. She/He will oversee day-to-day progress of activities and will ensure that the implementation of all projects is meeting Search quality standards, is completed on-time, within budget, and to maximum effect. This includes providing a regular presence with stakeholders and networking contacts with local government, international and local agencies. She/He will also collaborate closely with the Search team (DM&E officer, Administrative and Finance Manager), as well as trainers, mentors and experts working on the projects to ensure the deliverables are of high quality, and delivered in a timely manner. 

Key duties and responsibilities:

Management Competencies:

  • Assist Central Asia Programs Manager in overall project implementation according to Search’s and donor’s policies and procedures;

  • Provide clear directions, vision, and feedback for project support staff and promote a positive and productive work environment;

  • Invest considerable time to contribute to achieving Search’s overall goals and strategic objectives through delivering quality results of the Protect;

Organization of Work:

  • Manage his/her time effectively and takes initiative finding innovative ways to get the job done;

  •  Demonstrate self-reliance and resultfulness;

Leadership Skills: 

  • Ability to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute toward the effectiveness and success of Search programming;

  • Able to build trust within the team and act with integrity.    

 Quality of Work: 

  • Work is performed accurately, neatly, and on time;

  • Work is consistent, complete, and requires minimal checking and correction;


  • Work well with other members of the Search staff and solicit input from other departments when appropriate. 

  • Work with others to create solutions to problems.   


  • Listen effectively and write and speak clearly and convincingly. 

  • Maintain consistent and effective communication with all project stakeholders and other involved parties.      

    As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties. 


Sounds good?  To apply, interested candidates should:

  • Send a cover letter and current resume in English to e-mail with the subject line: “Project Coordinator” by 23.39 October 19, 2020.  

Please include the following in your cover letter:

  • Minimum daily rate or current salary

  • Projected start date

We are looking to fill this position with the right candidate. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Please see our website for full details of our work.

About company

The Organization

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflicts. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 700 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 55 offices in over 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.  The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff.

SFCG has established a program in Kyrgyzstan in 2012 and works on religion and peacebuilding, conflict sensitive journalism initiatives with youth, media, government agencies, informal religious leaders and women’s groups across the country.

We are Searchers.
We are over 700 strong worldwide. We believe in our mission to end violent conflict. 
It’s our purpose - our call to action.

A Searcher understands our vision of a world where:
Differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence
Respect for and cooperation with those we disagree with is considered the norm

A Searcher is a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individual, committed to our values.
Shared Humanity. Empathy. Impartiality.  Inclusivity. Courage.  Hope. Humility. Audacity.

You will be joining highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.

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