Specialist (grants), maternity leave cover, School of Science and Technology

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Position

Specialist (grants), maternity leave cover, School of Science and Technology

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Key and functional tasks of the School

§   Planning, organization and realization of academic activities

§   Participating in negotiations and drafting of agreements (Memorandums and contracts) with international partners within the limits of the School’s responsibility

§   Assisting in development of the University technological base

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Key and functional tasks of the position

The Specialist is responsible for a range of functions contributing to the effective administration of students within the School of Science and Technology:

§   participation in planning and development of the annual research budget (financed by Ministry of Education and Science, «Oak Ridge Associated Universities» ORAU consortium);

§   monitoring the development of the research budget of the School, preparation and submission of monthly reports on the development of the research budget of the School (financed by Ministry of Education and Science, «Oak Ridge Associated Universities» ORAU consortium);

§   maintenance and assistance in the organization of external grant financing;

§   rendering consulting and information support to the teaching staff concerning budgeting and other issues within the scope of the competence;

§   participation in the development and implementation of the operational plan of the School;

§   preparation of materials for the conclusion of contracts, monitoring of the deadlines for the execution of contractual obligations concluded with third parties and financed by the School’s budget for research activities;

§   participation in preparation of financial reports for internal and external audit (if necessary);

§   assistance in adaptation of a new faculty members together with responsible structural divisions of the University;

§   interaction with structural divisions of the University in submission of reports and data when the need arises

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Business trips

Possible

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Education

Higher education, Master’s degree is preferred in a relevant field (economics; finance; management, business; international relations).

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Desired professional experience

–          at least 1 year of work experience in the areas corresponding to functional areas of this position.

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Professional knowledge and personal qualities

§   Analytical skills

§   Ability to work effectively individually as well as a team player

§   Ability to work under stress

§   Work experience with people from diverse cultural background

§   Developed oral and written communication skills

§   Ability to find quick resolutions to emerging difficulties

§   Ability to take responsibility for actions and decisions

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Proficiency in languages, including state language

Fluent oral and written command of English and Russian is required; good oral and written command of Kazakh is required

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Computer skills

Computer literacy, proficiency in Microsoft Office package

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Deadline

Until position is filled

 

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