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Application for appointment of a candidate to a vacant position


Vacancy is closed


Name of the vacant position:

Specialist of the Academic Mobility Department of the Department of International Cooperation

Main functional responsibilities of the structural unit:

Coordination of work related to:

1) international partnership with foreign universities for the implementation of academic mobility of students and staff (short-term study abroad and exchange programs, double degree programs, joint research, joint teaching, internship, training, research);

2) organizing and conducting social and cultural events for foreign students and outgoing mobility, as well as graduates of the mobility program;

3) providing reports on academic mobility, international partnership, and foreign students;

4) promotion of the activities of the International Department and dissemination of information materials;

5) participation in relevant social and recruiting activities conducted by the international department and at the university level.

Main responsibilities:

Partnership with foreign universities and reception of visitors from current and potential partner universities:

-Assistance to University institutes and departments in search of international academic mobility partners;

-Providing information to faculties and other departments on opportunities in the field of international grant projects;

-Negotiating with international universities on academic mobility and internship;

-Control over the approval and signing of documents with universities and updating the partner database;

-Reception of international delegations from current and potential partner universities at Abai University;

-Visiting current and potential partner universities for the purpose of cooperation and development of the partner network.

-Reporting: Preparation of reports for the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and other state bodies on academic mobility, international partnership with foreign universities and international programs, foreign students and events held by the international department, and any other information on demand

-Updating the database for the University website for the International Department page

-Compliance with reporting deadlines

-Maintaining work with media resources

Other responsibilities:

Maintaining contact with embassies/consulates for the purpose of organizing various cultural and social events at the University, Maintaining the records of the International Department, documenting and archiving in an appropriate manner.

Maintaining the smooth operation of the International Department in the absence of any of the employees of the International Department and communication with the clients of the International Department (students, parents, external organizations, MES, etc.) Be responsible for the property and budget of the International Department.

Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University Performing other duties on behalf of the immediate supervisor.

Business trips:

Readiness for business trips


Higher education, preferably in the field of international relations

Required professional experience (duration, field, other)

Work experience in the field corresponding to the Department`s activities, at least one year

Professional competencies:

Knowledge of the Western education system, work experience in universities with foreign students; intercultural competence and communication skills.

Personal competencies and qualities:

Creativity, initiative, service orientation, attentiveness, self-motivation and quick learning, the ability to work in a team and independently; good organizational skills (planning and implementation); the ability to work outside the work schedule; the ability to work friendly and effectively with colleagues and students.

High efficiency and the ability to work on a tight schedule and under pressure.

Understanding the importance of communication skills and interaction, discipline.

Knowledge of languages, including the state language (list of languages that the candidate must speak)

Fluency in Kazakh, English and Russian languages;

Computer skills:

advanced PC user;

Deadline for submitting a resume:

Responses are accepted until  November 13, 2023 inclusive

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