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November 12, 2010

STERLING GROUP Office Administrator ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Greet and direct all visitors, including vendors, clients, job candidates and customers; Place, receive and route a high volume of calls through a switchboard. Supply information to callers, relay messages and announce visitors; Perform basic clerical tasks; operate basic office equipment; Maintain and replenish inventory. Anticipate needed supplies. Verify receipt of supply; Sorts and distributes incoming and outgoing correspondence. Systematically arrange letters, memorandums and other indexed documents according to an established system;  Perform administrative duties for executive management;  Routinely re-order department supplies, and update mail/phone directories;  Check deadlines on incoming requests and put preliminary work in place;  When Managing Director chairs meetings: prepare agenda in advance, arrange meeting facilities, act as recording secretary (if necessary); prepare minutes of meeting;  Take part in any administrative meetings to assure secretarial follow-through;  Perform or assist with any departmental operations, as required or directed to maintain workflow or respond to emergency conditions.  Co-operate in all matters relating to the proper functioning of the Company Quality, Environmental and OHSAS System.       

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:  

Higher Education Minimum one year experience in similar position

COMPETENCIES: Technical: 

Well developed skills in MS Office Suite

Knowledge of office administration

Effective verbal, written and listening communications skills in Azeri, Russian & English

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Ability to create well structured documents, spreadsheets and other documents;

Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy;

Ability to assume responsibility and to interface and communicate effectively with others;

Ability to work effectively, as part of a team and ability to work independently when required 

Candidates are invited to forward their CVs to hr@sterlinggroup.az

For more information please contact: Sabina Karabeyli HR Advisor 44, Jafar Jabbarli street Tel: (+994 12) 436 77 85/86 Fax: (+994 12) 436 77 87 Caspian Plaza III, 11th floor Baku AZ 1065, Azerbaijan

The Center for Innovations in Education is announcing a vacancy for the position of part-time Academic Fellowship Program Azerbaijan Country Coordinator to be located in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Academic Fellowship Program (AFP) was founded in 2004 by the Open Society Foundations’ International Higher Education Support Program. The Academic Fellowship Program contributes to higher education development through support of promising local young scholars and their strategic placement at selected departments, committed to reforms and changes. International Higher Education Support Program promotes the advancement of higher education within the humanities and social sciences throughout the region of Central, Southeast and Eastern Europe, parts of the former Soviet Union and Mongolia.

Position summary The Country Coordinator will be an employee of the Center for Innovations in Education, a partner organization of Open Society Foundations, and will report directly to the AFP South 2


November 12, 2010 Caucasus Region Manager. The Country Coordinator will be responsible for the management and implementation of the Academic Fellowship Program strategy in Azerbaijan; coordination of the recruitment, selection, and placement of fellows; university relations and cooperation with targeted partner departments; and all related program, administrative, and financial matters. Essential duties and responsibilities Essential duties may include, but are not limited to the following:  Communicate effectively with the AFP Budapest Headquarters and South Caucasus Region Manager on program strategy, financial, and reporting policies and obligations  be responsible for the implementation of all aspects of the program in Azerbaijan  Organize and support AFP fellows’ activities in Azerbaijan  Organize recruitment, interviewing, selection and placement for the Returning Scholars in Azerbaijan  Cooperate and actively participate in the regional projects and initiatives  Promote the program with partner institutions  be responsible for effective university relations: coordinate and support the process of identifying target AFP partner departments  Work closely with the AFP South Caucasus Region office to accommodate local needs in the regional strategy  Carry out financial and program reporting  Manage administrative, financial and other office related activities based on CIE policies and procedures Desirable qualifications-Education and/or training Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences and humanities and/or other relevant disciplines. Required qualifications 

Experience and/or understanding of the development of educational programs;

At least three years of experience in program management/coordination;

Experience and competencies in working in a multicultural environment;

Extensive program management and planning skills;

Fluency in Azeri and English languages;

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae to cafp@osgf.ge no later than November 19, 2010

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November 12, 2010 Please indicate in the e-mail subject line: "Azerbaijan Country Coordinator." Also, kindly indicate at least two references (name, position, email, telephone) whom we may contact. Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited to interview. If you have any questions, please contact: Mrs. Raziya Isayeva Academic Fellowship Program–HESP c/o Center for Innovations in Education Vidadi str. 187, apt.24/26 Baku, Azerbaijan 1014 Tel: (994-12) 498-60-43 Fax: (994-12) 498-85-57 Email: RIsayeva@cie.az

JA Azerbaijan Announces Volunteer Recruitment for 2010-2011 Junior Achievement Azerbaijan (JAA) is pleased to launch the 2010-2011 Volunteer Recruitment. Are you an experienced professional? Are you an entrepreneur? Then use this chance to share your valuable experience with youth and to inspire the future business leaders.

The program provides opportunities for the experienced professionals working for local and international business entities as well as entrepreneurs to share their knowledge, skills, and expertise in business, work-readiness, and financial literacy with the young participants of JAA programs. Paired with an Economics teacher in the classroom, the volunteer is expected to provide practical advice and guidance to the group of students. 4


November 12, 2010 Please, visit this link - http://www.jaazerbaijan.org/volunteer2010 - for more information on the programs' expectations and apply online for any of the activities. Junior Achievement Azerbaijan provides all necessary training materials and logistics upon request. By volunteering for Junior Achievement, each volunteer contributes to the program, which is a part of the corporate responsibility and employee engagement strategies at many international companies worldwide. Each volunteer also gets a chance to be nominated for the internationallyrecognized JA Volunteer of the Year Award to be awarded in May 2011 in each of 120 countries where JA operates.

Let Their Success Be Your Inspiration!

Mitrovica Winter University 2011 The 5th edition of the Mitrovica Winter University will be held between 21st January and 4th February 2011. Continuing with the original format, the program for MWU 11 will bring together local and international professors and students, providing an opportunity to learn and share experiences. During the Mitrovica Winter University 2011, six courses will take place on the following topics: 1. 2. 3.

Cultural Heritage Slavic Studies Diplomacy and Communication 5


November 12, 2010 4. European Integrations and Western Balkans 5. Marketing in Digital Age 6. Sustainable Architecture All courses will be taught by local and international professors and will be in English. Successful participants will gain an official Certificate of the Mitrovica Winter University which includes between 3 and 4 ECTS credits. The two-week courses are organized together with cultural excursions and a recreational program. In addition, public discussions, lectures and other interactive events on prominent issues in society will take place. MWU therefore offers you a unique opportunity to expand your academic knowledge and skills in different fields of study, while enjoying an exciting international atmosphere. Lectures and classes are free for all students. Participants who study in Mitrovica and students from South East Europe can apply for a scholarship, which covers accommodation and food. In addition, they will receive a one-time stipend covering their travel costs. International students from Western Europe and beyond are welcome to participate, but have to cover the cost of participation, i.e. travel, accommodation and food, themselves. However, they will not be charged a tuition fee. For these participants, accommodation is provided at a modest price for the entire duration of the MWU. How to apply: Visit this link. http://tools.academictraining.org/login.aspx?EventID=190&roleId=1 For more information concerning the program or the application process, please visit http://www.my-program.org or contact us at myp@spark-online.org

US Embassy is seeking Azerbaijan’s Top Women Entrepreneurs The US Embassy in Baku is seeking AAA’s help in identifying good candidates to attend an Istanbul conference for women entrepreneurs. As many as 20-25 Azerbaijani women will be invited to the January 24-26, 2011, event, which will bring together women from across the region (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Cypress, Turkey, Greece) to provide training, create networking opportunities as well as enhance partnerships with professional organizations and the private sector. All costs associated with the conference will be covered by the Department of State. The working languages of the conference will be Turkish, Russian and English.

The criteria for participation are as follows: 1) Participants should be women entrepreneurs who lead small to medium-sized enterprises 6


November 12, 2010 2) Participants should demonstrate a strong desire to help increase economic and other opportunities for women in their countries and the region as a whole.

If you fit this description or know of women entrepreneurs who you can recommend, please contact Public Affairs Officer Terry Davidson at davidsontr@state.gov; include a CV and details on your business and entrepreneurial experience

2011-2012 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program The U.S. Embassy in Baku is pleased to announce the annual Fulbright Visiting Scholars Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic years. The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a non-degree, post-doctoral award program for junior and senior researchers, university lecturers and experts from academic institutions who wish to conduct post-doctoral research, lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research in the United States. The selection of candidates for the Fulbright Visiting Scholars Program is carried out by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy based on an open competition. Eligible Fields: Agriculture American Studies Biology Business Administration Chemistry Economics Education Engineering Environmental Sciences Film Studies History Information Sciences Journalism Law

Mathematics Medical Sciences Physics Political Science Psychology Public Administration Public/Global Health Social Work Sociology Teaching English as a Foreign Language Theater Urban Planning Library Science 7


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Eligibility Requirements: The applicants must: - be citizens of Azerbaijan - hold a Ph.D. in the field of research/lecturing - be proficient in oral and written English - receive a satisfactory medical clearance

Application Process: Interested applicants who meet the criteria as outlined above should complete an online application at: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/scholars

Online Application Includes the Following: - Detailed project statement of proposed activity for research/lecturing in the U.S. - Detailed Curriculum Vitae (resume) - Three (3) Letters of Reference - Bibliography (research proposal) and/or Course Syllabi (lecturing proposal) - Letter of invitation from a preferred U.S. host Institution (if available) - Copy of Doctoral Degree - Copy of passport

The submission deadline for the online application is December 6, 2010. Short listed candidates will be interviewed in January 2011. For more information please contact the US Embassy: Address: 83, Azadlig street, Baku Tel: 4980335 E-mail: bakuEducation@state.gov

AIESEC Internships for AAA members AIESEC provides over 10.000 international internships each year, focused on professional and personal development, over 4000 of them being paid internships in companies all over the world. 8


November 12, 2010 AIESEC is aiming for people whom can begin the internships within the next 3-4 months maximum. Deadline for applying is 14th November More general information available at: http://www.aiesec.az/en/students/internships/

The application link, available only from this e-mail: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform? formkey=dHV1elR6ZmxCTC1HZklpNnFXZUNnVmc6MQ For more information contact Alex Apetrei (AIESEC Country director) at: azerbaijan@aiesec.net or (055) 629-6715

The British Council and the John Smith Memorial Trust are inviting you to participate in the John Smith Fellowship Program 2011. The ideal candidate will be aged 25-40, with good English (IELTS minimum score 6.0), holding leadership positions in politics, local administration, business, the media, the arts or civil society, with a track record of achievement in the area of good governance and public service. The Program will last for 4 weeks (June-July, 2011) in the UK made up of workshops, working experience and business visits. More information about the Program (including the application form) can be found at www.johnsmithmemorialtrust.org or www.britishcouncil.az websites. The application forms for the program in English can only be sent via email at applications@johnsmithtrust.org no later than 31 December, 2010.

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