Collaborative Governance Program (CGP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

 February 27, 2015

Overview and background

East West Management Institute is currently implementing the USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP).  The CGP is a five-year program (March 2013-February 2018) that works to foster effective collaboration between civil society, the private sector, and the Government of Kyrgyzstan to deliver social services to its citizens, resulting in a more responsive and accountable government, and a more credible and sustainable civil society. The CGP will support the Government of Kyrgyzstan’s efforts to increase civil society participation in service delivery through social procurement contracting mechanisms and will support Kyrgyzstani civil society to be better able to shape public policy, monitor the government on behalf of citizens, and expand engagement and advocacy efforts.

CGP seeks a qualified professional to fill an immediate requirement for a Civic Society Capacity Manager.


  • Advanced degree in such fields as International Studies, Political Science, Business, Communications, Nonprofit Management, Economics, Statistics, Law, Project Management, Public Administration, or other related fields.
  • At least 4 years program/project management experience within donor-funded activities
  • Experience of working with or for Civic Society Organizations.
  • Experience in organizational and human capacity development
  • Experience working with grants and subcontracts
  • Strong team-building approach to management;
  • Ability to be effective in meetings with senior members of the Kyrgyzstani public, private, and civil society sectors as well as members of the donor community.

Demonstrated proficiency required in such areas as    

  • Critical-thinking 
  • Knowledge of USAID reporting requirements
  • Program/Project budgeting and financial management
  • Data analysis and report writing
  • Project/program planning
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong oral and written English and Russian language skills required;
  • Oral and written Kyrgyz language skills desired.
  • MS Office experienced user

Please send a Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and at least 3 references in English by e-mail: ,  by 17:00,  March 10th 2015, with the subject line: Vacancy for Civic Society Capacity Manager.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Selection will be made based on the qualifications required with strong emphasis on demonstrated proficiency in leadership, program management, communications, team-building, and written and spoken English.  This position will require travel throughout the Kyrgyz Republic and potentially abroad.

On February 18, 2015, Zainidin Kurmanov, PhD in History, Professor of Kyrgyz-Slavic University, Former Parliament member, Ex Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament gave a guest lecture on the theme"Issues of Government, Civil Society, and Business Interaction in Kyrgyzstan" for over 45 University Professors, students, and representatives of USAID Mission in the Kyrgyz Republic, and Collaborative Governance Program. 

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Coordinator of NPM Resource Center and Dean of International Relations Department at KNU, Yrys Beibutova, welcomed the participants of the guest lecture and gave the floor to Professor Zainidin Kurmanov to start the lecture 

We are pleased to invite you all to the Guest Lecture "Issues of Government, Civil Society, and Business Interaction in Kyrgyzstan" of Zainidin Kurmanov, PhD in History, Professor of Kyrgyz-Slavic University, Former Parliament member, Ex Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament. The Guest Lecture will be organized on February 18, 2015, from 14:00-16:00. Address: 547 str. Frunze, 720033 Bishkek, Nonprofit Management Resource Center, 3rd floor, room 310. KNU named after J. Balasagyn.
RSVP by calling at: 0550 000 344 or by e-mail:

On February 5-6, 2015, USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP), through its partner Civic Participation Fund (CPF), organized a workshop on Successful Grant Proposal Writing for 18 representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) in Bishkek.

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Aida Kurbanova, Program Manager and Trainer from Civic Participation Fund making an introduction to the workshop on Successful Grant Proposal Writing

On January 22, 2015, the Ministry of Internal Affairs awarded 8 medals on the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the Kyrgyzstani Police to civil society leaders for a significant contribution on improving the work of the internal affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic and establishment of proper interaction of internal affairs and society.

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Photo: (from left to right) representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), representatives of the Civic Union "For Reforms and Result" Urmat Kazakbaev, Galina Davletbaeva, Timur Shaikhutdinov, Asyl Aitbaeva, Ravshan Abdukarimov; and Kalicha Umuralieva from PF Our Right, Dinara Oshurahunova from PU Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society, and two MIA staff members after the award ceremony at MIA on January 22, 2015. Atyr Abdrakhmatova from Civic Union "For Reforms and Results" and Aziza Abdirasulova from Human Rights Protection Center "Kylym Shamy" also received the medals but were busy to attend the award ceremony.