Position: Full time

Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

The USAID-funded CASA-1000 Inter-Governmental Council Secretariat is seeking a local professional to fill the position of Technical and Administrative Coordinator of the CASA-1000 Secretariat.

The objective of the CASA-1000 Power Transmission Project is to facilitate electricity trade between hydropower surplus countries in Central Asia and electricity deficient countries in South Asia. The four countries participating in the CASA-1000 project, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Tajikistan, have formed the Inter-Governmental Council (IGC) that is responsible for deciding on high-level strategic issues regarding the project. The IGC has established the Secretariat to provide, on the IGC’s behalf, central technical and administrative coordination and high-level leadership in support of CASA-1000 project implementation.

Under the direct supervision of the CASA-1000 Deputy Executive Director (DED), the Technical and Administrative Coordinator will be the team member responsible for day-to-day technical and administrative support on various project implementation tasks and activities. S/he will also be support activities related to the CASA-1000 Implementation Sub-Committee (ISC) that is the primary forum for discussion of technical matters. S/he will primarily assist the CASA-1000 DED in these functions.

PRIMARY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In this role, s/he will provide support to the ISC and other CASA-1000 Working Groups as follows:

  • Prepare, update and participate in presentations to the ISC and other Working Groups, including requesting and consolidating information from the CASA-1000 countries as necessary;
  • Prepare, update and participate in meetings regarding the CASA-1000 Operational Readiness Plan;
  • Prepare and manage the approval process for Minutes of Meetings, including taking minutes during meetings and VCs;
  • Participate in meetings by ensuring all necessary inputs, schedules and reports are up to date;
  • Prepare and contribute to monthly, quarterly and annual reports on project progress as required
  • Any other activities as requested by the DED and ED.

REQUIREMENTS

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and capabilities required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in a relevant field;
  • A minimum five years experience working in the capacity of Technical and/or Executive Coordination roles in international organizations;
  • The experience working in electricity or other energy-related development projects, preferably multinational organizations;
  • Proficiency in MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project and other Microsoft Office Suite programs skills are requested;
  • Experience working with construction project document flow a benefit;
  • Demonstrated ability to propose possible resolutions to complex operational problems, and overall improvement of administrative processes;
  • Demonstrated proactive behavior, attention to detail, adhering to strictly established deadlines, and ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Strong time management skills are essential;
  • Demonstrated organizational and document management skills;
  • Strong discretionary judgment and constructive resolution of complex situations and issues;
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent multicultural interpersonal skills and client service perspective to be able to effectively support project contacts in the four CASA countries;
  • Candidate should be a citizen of Kazakhstan with experience working in Kazakhstan and possibly abroad;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficient in written and spoken English and Russian.

This is a full time position to provide support to the project over its expected remaining duration of the project. Candidates should submit their CV and brief cover letter to be considered. Submissions should go to careers@energyandsecurity.com.

The expected start date is as soon as possible.

CASA-1000 Secretariat

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