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Application for appointment of a candidate to a vacant position


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Name of vacant position:

Head of the International Programmes and Cooperation Division of the International Cooperation Department

Main functional responsibilities of the structural unit:

1) implementation of international partnership with foreign universities and organizations;

2) promotion of the authority and prestige of the Department of International Cooperation: scientific and cultural relations, development and implementation of decisions of the Academic Council of the university, instructions of the Vice-Rector for Strategy and Internationalization, as well as the Director of the


3) expansion of relations with leading foreign universities and development of creative co-operation with foreign universities;

4) assisting the institutes and units of the university in finding international academic mobility partners;

5) Submitting project applications for international programmes;

6) coordination of the international programmes Erasmus +, Orhun, 500 scientists, etc.

Main responsibilities:

1) organisation and expansion of international relations of the university;

2) informing the staff and students about the state and prospects of development of university education abroad;

3) implementation of activities to ensure the participation of teaching staff and students in international grants, projects, competitions and exchange programmes;

4) organisation of international meetings, conferences, symposiums, meetings at the university;

5) organisation of timely informing the structural subdivisions of directorates about planned international symposiums, colloquiums, etc., including those with participation of Abai KazNPU, participation in their holding;

6) organisation of the process of receiving invitations from foreign universities for employees and teachers of the University to participate in the competition "Bolashak";

7) direct work with embassies and representative offices of other countries in Kazakhstan, international associations, cultural centres;

8) organisation of receptions of foreign delegations in Abai KazNPU;

9) representing the interests of the university in international organisations, at international exhibitions on education, science and culture;

10) organisation of the University`s work with Abai Centres in foreign partner universities;

11) solving current and prospective issues of ICD activity;

12) observance of the Internal Regulations;

13) observance of ethical norms of communication in the team;              

14) observance of confidentiality of official information;

15) control over compliance with international legal and regulatory acts, orders, agreements with foreign universities;

15) control over compliance with international legal and regulatory acts, orders, agreements with foreign partners of the University;

 16) providing information to faculties and other departments on opportunities in the field of international grant projects;

17) negotiating with international universities on academic mobility and internships;

18) control over approval and signing of documents with HEIs and updating the partner database;

19) visiting current and potential partner universities for the purpose of co-operation and development of the partner network;

20) updating the database for the University website for the Department page;

21) meeting reporting deadlines;

22) Maintaining work with media resources;

23) Other duties: strengthening liaison with embassies/consulates in order to organise various cultural and social events at the University;

 24) Maintaining the records of the Department, documenting and archiving records in proper order;

25) smooth running of the Department in the absence of any member of the unit and liaising with the clients of the Department (students, parents, external organisations, MES, etc.) To be responsible for the property and budget of the international Department.

26) Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, fulfil other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Travelling on business trips:

Readiness for business trips


Higher, preferably in the field of international relations

Required professional experience (duration, field, other)

At least 3 years of work experience related to the speciality.

Professional Competencies:

Knowledge of Western education system, experience in higher education institutions;

intercultural competence and communication skills;

Knowledge of English at least B2 level;

Knowledge of other foreign languages preferred

Personal competences and qualities:

Ability to delegate, leadership skills, autonomy, creativity, initiative, service-oriented, attentive, self-motivated and quick learner, ability to work in a team and independently; good organisational skills (planning and implementation); ability to work outside of working hours; ability to work in a friendly and effective manner with colleagues and trainees;

Highly efficient and able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure;

Understanding of the importance of communication skills and co-operation, disciplined.

Knowledge of languages, including the state language (list of languages the candidate should be proficient in)

Fluency in Kazakh, English and Russian languages

Computer Skills:

advanced PC user

Deadline for submission of CV:

Applications will be accepted up to and including November 22 , 2023 or until recruitment is completed

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