Water resources management in Central Asia and Afghanistan is one of the major drivers of economic development in the region. Often, the research community of Central Asia and Afghanistan is actively engaged in water resource management initiatives leading to relevant policy studies. Researchers and academics are closely interacting with policy makers from national and international agencies for the development of water resources management agendas on national and regional level. A significant contribution of the research conducted by Central Asia and Afghanistan institutions is well reflected in national water policy documents and transboundary policy frameworks. However, the research community is not always well equipped with the essential structural and conceptual background required for the formulation of their outputs in international fora. This sometimes entails inferior results in comparison to the efforts. Being aware of the existing situation, OSCE Program Office in Dushanbe in cooperation with the German Kazakh University (GKU) and the Regional Environment Center for Central Asia (CAREC) came up with an initiative to support a 5-day training on the capacity building of the most talented researchers in conducting research on water governance and management and mentoring the writing-up of their research though an online platform hosted by GKU. The initiative will be organized in collaboration with a number of national universities from the region. Promising PhD Candidates, Post-Doctoral Fellows or Assistant Professors, from each country of the region – including Afghanistan – with sufficient command of English, doing their research on water-related topics will be selected. The selected students will be guided on how to prepare a scientific research article in water governance and management and publish in peer reviewed journals. The final paper will be published in the Special Issue of the ''Central Asian Journal of Water Research'' (CAJWR) as an outcome of the Training. The two mentors of the training will be the Guest Editors of the Special Issue. To implement the project, the OSCE Programme Office seeks to recruit two international trainers who shall prepare the program, conduct the training and perform mentoring tasks. Specific details on the tasks and responsibilities of the trainers are provided in the Tasks and Responsibilities section.
The objective of the scientific writing training course is to enhance the scientific community in Central Asia and Afghanistan in writing research for policy articles related to water resources management issues of the region.
Start of assignment: July 01, 2018 End of assignment: November 30, 2018
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The trainers should:
The program should be shared with the organizers no later than August, 15, 2018. The organizers shall reserve the right to make changes into the proposal.
2. To develop a list of materials and equipment necessary to conduct tr
3. Be involved in the selection of workshop participants by scrutinizing and ranking the applications;
4. Undertake the training for five days in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on September 3-7, 2018 in English. Here, the trainers are expected to use a participatory and interactive approach with the workshop participants.
5. Provide a final report upon the delivery of the workshop (within 2 weeks);
The instructors will provide two reports, the first one to be submitted to OSCE POiD after the completion of the writing workshop and the second to be submitted to CAREC after the hands-on mentoring training.
After delivery of the training (within 2 weeks), the trainers should submit a report to the OSCE Program Office in Dushanbe. The report should include the following:
(for the two (2) scientific writing instructors):
|The trainers will be remunerated commensurate with the trainers experience and qualifications in accordance with the OSCE established rates. Applicants should indicate whether they wish to be included into the OSCE Roster of experts for similar assignments.|
|How To Apply|
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