Vacant position as adviser for Central Asia

We are seeking candidates to fill the role of Central Asia adviser at our Representative Office in Almaty, Kazakhstan. You will strengthen of project administration and assist us in promoting human rights throughout Central Asia.

Description of duties
The Central Asia Adviser will be responsible for gathering partner reports, monitoring project implementation by partners and writing narrative and financial reports to our donors. You will be in regular contact with our project partners in the region and ensure timely two-fold information flow between us and all the groups we work with. As we continuously seek to expand our project-based work in the region, you will be instrumental in identifying civil society actors throughout Central Asia and you must expect to travel regularly in the whole region. With your passion for human rights and in-depth knowledge of Central Asia, you will play a key role in exploring and developing project ideas together with our Central Asia staff.

You will also participate in the day-to-day activities of our Central Asia office, including advocacy, forming policies, drafting and writing press releases, statements, articles and reports on relevant human rights issues in Central Asia. Following ongoing developments in the region is a key component of our work, and you will take part in election observation, monitoring of peaceful protests as well as observing relevant court proceedings.

About you
You are an efficient, reliable, and responsible person with good networking skills and a burning passion for human rights and justice. You are robust and capable of working on emotionally taxing issues, including gross human rights abuses. You are a team player, and also function well when working independently. You are an independent thinker with creative ideas on how to improve our work to strengthen human rights and promote democracy in Central Asia.


  • Fluency in English and Russian. Proficiency in other languages spoken in Central Asia is an asset
  • Prior experience in administrative work
  • Eagerness and willingness to learn
  • Ability to travel throughout Central Asia and elsewhere when required
  • Knowledge of Central Asia, including politics, history, traditions, culture etc.
  • A burning passion to improve the human rights situation in Central Asia

The vacancy is a local position at the Regional Representative office in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The position is open for one year,

For further information, please contact Marius Fossum on +77715064955 or [email protected].

Please send cover letter and CV in PDF format to [email protected] and [email protected] by October 21, 2022. Mark the email “application Central Asia Adviser”.

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Marius Fossum

Representative in Central AsiaEmail: [email protected]Phone: +7-771-506-4955Twitter: @Marius_Fossum
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Valentina Kazachevskaya

Regional Advisor in Central AsiaEmail: [email protected]Phone: (+7) 707 686 42 93
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Dag A. Fedøy

Director of CommunicationsEmail: [email protected]Phone: +47 920 54 309Twitter: @dagfedoy
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