NU GSPP is hiring two part-time project managers. Apply until February 20, 2021!

NU GSPP is hiring!

We will recruit 2 part-time project managers for the period of March 2021-July 2022 (17 months) to support the development of a SDSN National Network in Kazakhstan and the establishment of 4-seas Euro-Asian Initiative with focus on Aral and Caspian Sea regions.

Tasks and responsibilities for Project Manager No.1 (Part-Time 60%)
A project manager is expected to undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:
– Support all the administration mechanisms for the inauguration of SDSN National Network in Kazakhstan within the year of 2021 (20%);
– Support regular communications with potential candidate members for the establishment of SDSN National Network in Kazakhstan (20%);
– Support regular communication with other SDSN network members for the initiation of project proposals, research and development studies and common initiatives on SDGs in Kazakhstan (15%)
– Organize workshops, conferences, webinars and other events for the promotion of SDSN National Network in Kazakhstan (15%);
– Support the development of research and policy studies on water resources management in Aral and Caspian Seas within the 4-Seas initiative (30%)

Tasks and responsibilities for Project Manager No.2 (Part-Time 60%)
A project manager is expected to undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:
– Support all the administration mechanisms for the establishment of the 4-Seas initiative (20%)
– Support regular communications with potential candidate members for the establishment of SDSN National Network in Kazakhstan with focus on water resources management (20%);
– Support regular communication with other SDSN network members for the initiation of project proposals, research and development studies and common initiatives on SDGs in Kazakhstan with focus on water resources management (15%)
– Organize workshops, conferences, webinars and other events for the promotion of SDSN National Network in Kazakhstan (15%);
– Support the development of research and policy studies on water resources management in Aral and Caspian Seas within the 4-Seas initiative (30%) 

Necessary Qualifications for the Project Manager No.1 and No.2:
– Educational Background (master’s or equivalent) on environmental studies and policy, water resources management and policy, natural resources management, environmental engineering or relevant disciplines;
– Professional experience on organizing conferences, workshops, webinars and other similar events;
– Previous experience on developing research and policy studies on environmental and water resources management aspects with focus on Central Asia;
– Excellent communication and analytical skills;
– Fluency in English and Russian are necessary for both positions;
– Previous collaboration with academic institutions in Kazakhstan will be an asset
– The positions will be physically based in Nazarbayev University at the GSPP premises.

Notes on How to Apply:
A CV along with Cover letter by mentioning the position title (Manager No.1/No.2) in the subject line can be submitted by e-mail to Stefanos.xenarios@nu.edu.kz by copying to mlukpanova@nu.edu.kz until 20 February 2021.

Background:
Nazabayev University (NU) has become a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) since 2020 in an attempt to improve research and educational activities on SDGs in Central Asia (CA). NU and particularly the Graduate School of Public Policy (GSPP) has already initiated research activities on SDG and water issues in CA.
Recently, the GSPP has been invited through the SDSN network to participate in a Euro-Asian Initiative to accelerate science-driven Blue Growth and implement the SDGs in the 4-seas Euro-Asian Initiative. The 4-seas Euro-Asian Initiative will build on research and demonstration projects in the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, the Caspian and the Aral Sea. It will follow a “source-to-sea” approach starting from river basins and continuing to coastal and marine ecosystems, as well as the societies whose livelihoods depend on these ecosystems. The initiative aims to establish Euro-Asian Transformation Pathways towards Sustainable Blue Growth, that will be supported by technically and socially innovative solutions.