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US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program, IREX, Deadline March 15

2011-2012 FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program

IREX is pleased to announce 2011-2012 competition for the US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program.

EPS provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals for up to eight weeks to serve US Embassies in Eurasia as policy specialists on a chosen topic and pursue their own research project independently. EPS Grant covers the cost of travel and in-country housing and provides a stipend for living expenses.

Eligible Embassies and Fields (for more detailed descriptions of research fields please see application instructions posted on the link below):

Azerbaijan (US Embassy, Baku)
·        Caspian Geography/Environment
·        Labor
·        Education

Georgia (US Embassy, Tbilisi)
·        Media

Kazakhstan (US Embassy, Astana)
·        Civil Society
·        Foreign Relations

Kyrgyzstan (US Embassy, Bishkek)
·        Anti-Corruption
·        Policy Coordination
·        Cross-border trade

Russia
·        History of US-Russia Relations (US Consulate, St. Petersburg)
·        Environment (US Embassy, Moscow)
·        Science Policy (US Embassy, Moscow)
·        Energy/Public Policy (US Embassy, Moscow)

Tajikistan (US Embassy, Dushanbe)
·        International Relations
·        Economics/Corruption

Turkmenistan (US Embassy, Ashgabat)
·        Religion
·        Education
·        Alternative/Solar Energy

Ukraine (US Embassy, Kyiv)
·        Environmental Studies/Public Health

The EPS application and instructions are available on the IREX website:

http://www.irex.org/application/us-embassy-policy-specialist-program-eps-application

Completed applications are due no later than March 15, 2011

Scholars and Professionals with advanced degrees (PhD, MA, MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD) and US citizenship  are eligible to apply for the EPS Program.

Questions may be addressed to the EPS Program Staff at eps@irex.org or by telephone at 202-942-9111.

EPS is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program

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Russian Language Instructor at the US Embassy in Moscow

Vacancy Announcement Number 10-0078
Open to: All interested Candidates
Opening Date: August 5, 2010 Closing Date: until filled
Work Hours:  Full-time: 40 hours per week
Position Grade: Ordinarily Resident: FSN-7 (RUB 672,642+bonus RUB 29,952 p.a.- starting salary)
*AEFM/MOH/NOR: FP-7* (position grade to be confirmed by Washington)
NOTE:  ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED RESIDENCY PERMITS (TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT) TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. NON-RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION WITH THEIR APPLICATION THAT DEMONSTRATES THAT THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO LEGALLY LIVE AND WORK IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION.
The U.S. Embassy in Moscow is seeking an individual for the position of the Language Instructor in the Human Resources Office.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
The incumbent is responsible for instructing employees and/or their dependents in Russian at all levels.
(A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the HR Office. Please send your request to the email address: moscowhr@state.gov)
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item – this is in addition to the sending of a CV/Resume.
1. Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in teaching Russian as a foreign language and/or in teaching Russian as a native language is required.
2. Three to five years of experience teaching Russian as a second language is required. At least two of those years should be in a classroom setting.
3. Level IV (fluent) in both written and spoken English and level IV (fluent) Russian is required (will be tested).
4. Knowledge of grammar and pronunciation of both English and Russian is required. A thorough knowledge of and training in linguistic pedagogical methods, including computer-bases learning system is required (will be tested).
5. Basic skills in keyboard/data entry and IT software are required.
SELECTION PROCESS
When equally qualified, Appointment Eligible Family Members and those with U.S. Veterans preference will be given hiring priority consideration. Therefore, it is essential that all candidates address the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget and visa status in determining successful candidacy
2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3. Must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
4. Currently employed US Citizen EFMs, who hold a FMA appointment, and currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
5. AEFMs and FM/NOHs on the travel orders of a Foreign Service, Civil Service, or Military Officer permanently assigned to post and under Chief of Mission authority are not required to obtain work permits or visas for employment within a U.S. Foreign Service post in Russia.
6. Under the Russian law on citizenship, dual citizenship is not recognized by the Government of Russia (GOR) unless a bilateral agreement exists; one does not exist between the GOR and the USG.  (Bilateral agreements on dual nationality do exist between Russia and Tajikistan)  Employees and/or Appointment Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) who may have dual citizenship should advise the Human Resources Office before applying for any jobs at the Embassy or at the Consulates General.
TO APPLY
Interested candidates for this position should submit the following documents in English:
A. Note the position applying for
B. Application for Federal Employment (SF-171 or  OF-612); orC. A current resume that addresses the qualifications for skills and abilities. In order to be considered, applicants must submit a narrative statement on a separate page with specific responses to each of the required qualifications in this announcement.
D. Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.
E. Documentation (essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Fax: 7-495-728 5244; Email: moscowhr@state.gov
The preferred way of receiving resumes is via email.
DEFINITIONS
1. AEFM:  A type of EFM that is eligible for direct hire employment on either a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or Temporary Appointment (TEMP) provided s/he meets all of the following criteria:
–US citizen;
–Spouse or dependent who is at least age 18;
–Listed on the travel orders of a Foreign or Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority;
–Is resident at the sponsoring employee’s or uniform service member’s post of assignment abroad, approved safehaven abroad, or alternate safehaven abroad; and
–Does not receive a USG annuity or pension based on a career in the US Civil, Foreign, or uniform services.
2. EFM: Family Members at least age 18 listed on the travel orders of a Foreign of Civil Service or uniformed service member permanently assigned to or stationed to a US Foreign Service post or establishment abroad with a USG agency that is under COM authority who do not meet the definition of AEFM above.
3. Member of Household:  A MOH is a person who:
1) Has accompanied, but is not/not on the travel orders of a U.S. citizen Foreign or Civil Service employee or uniform service member permanently assigned to or stationed at a U.S. Foreign service post or establishment abroad;
2) Has been declared by the sponsoring employee to the Chief of Mission as part of his/her household;
and 3) Resides at post with the sponsoring employee.
4. Ordinarily Resident (OR):  A citizen of the host country or a citizen of another country who has shifted the main residency focus to the host country and has the required work and/or residency permits for employment in country.
5. Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR):  Typically NORs are US Citizen EFMs and EFMs of FS, GS, and uniformed service members who are eligible for employment under an American USG pay plan, on the travel orders and under Chief of Mission authority, or other personnel having diplomatic privileges and immunities.
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: until filled
The US Mission in Russia provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief
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