Research Assistant

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Position: Research Assistant

Department: Institute of Public Policy and Administration

Timeline:   February 2017 – February 2018

Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 

Deadline: 27 January 2017

UCA Background

The University of Central Asia (UCA) is a private (not for profit), secular University whose charter has been signed by the Presidents of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan, ratified by the parliaments of the founding states and registered with the United Nations. UCA is the first internationally chartered university in the world. UCA’s mission is to foster the socio-economic development of Central Asia, particularly its mountain societies, while helping the peoples of the region preserve and draw upon their rich cultural heritages as assets for the future.

The Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) was established in 2011 to strengthen public policy in Central Asia. It provides in-depth analysis on current and emerging policy issues facing the region, and improves the analytical capacity of governments and civil society to use evidence in decision-making processes through professional development.

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities

The Consultant/Research Assistant will assist with implementing research, training and dissemination activities of IPPA projects. To facilitate these activities, the consultant will be granted UCA corporate e-mail address as well as authorised to perform  related to IPPA projects functions (request contracts, make payments related to IPPA projects, etc.


Required Qualifications and Experience

  • BA or MA degree in the field of economics or public policy and administration.
  • Familiar with MS Office applications and organizational software. Knowledge of statistical/other professional software would be an asset.
  • Fluent in written and spoken Russian and English
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills particularly in dealing with people from different backgrounds on a day to day context.
  • Fast paced, responsive, anticipative, good attention to details, organized, systematic.


 Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist IPPA project staff in its various functions, including project support, document drafting and research assistance;
  • Collect and process qualitative and quantitative information related to the economic and social development of the Central Asian countries through desk research and relevant communications with national and international stakeholders;
  • Draft research papers and reports as required;
  • Update material on a regular basis for the Institute’s databases;
  • Assist IPPA staff with different logistical and organizational activities
  • Other  tasks relevant to IPPA as assigned by the supervisor.


How to apply:

Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to by27 January 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Research Assistant, IPPA”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

О компании

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000. The Presidents of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan and His Highness the Aga Khan signed the International Treaty and Charter establishing this secular and private University.

UCA consists of its Undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional and Continuing Education, the Institute of Public Policy and Administration, the Mountain Societies Research Institute, the Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit, the Central Asian Faculty Development Programme and the Aga Khan Humanities Project. The University brings with it the commitment and partnership of the Aga Khan Development Network.

The University is advancing construction of three residential campuses in Khorog, Tajikistan; Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic; and Tekeli, Kazakhstan that will serve 3,600 students when fully operational. ‎UCA has launched its undergraduate programmes at its campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic with Khorog, Tajikistan operational in 2017 and Tekeli, Kazakhstan anticipated in 2019.

For more information on UCA, please visit

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