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Central Asia: Programme Volunteer – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


  • Organization: ACTED - Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
  • Location: Bishkek
  • Grade: Volunteer - Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: Closed

Volunteering | 6 months | ASAP


For the past 30 years, international NGO Acted has been going the last mile to save lives. Currently, Acted supports 20 million people across 43 countries to meet their needs in hard-to-reach areas – and pursues a triple mandate as a humanitarian, environmental and development aid actor. Acted relies on an in-depth knowledge of local territories and contexts to develop and implement relevant long-term actions, with a wide range of local and international partners, building together a “3ZERO” world: Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty

Acted Central Asia

Acted has been present in Central Asia for over 25 years. Acted opened in Tajikistan in 1996 and currently has a coordination office in the capital Dushanbe and operational offices in Khujand, Murgab and Ayni. In Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, Acted has been operating since 1999, with coordination offices in both capitals, Tashkent and Bishkek, and operational bases in Jalalabad and Osh.

Across Central Asia, Acted’s focus is on participatory, inclusive and multi-sectoral community-development efforts. Acted is implementing a wide range of programming in all three countries to develop the capacity of civil society organisations, local authorities and the private sector to build strong and resilient communities.

You will be in charge of

In close collaboration with the respective Programme team as well as the Project Development (PD) team at field level and Grant Management Unit (GMU) at HQ level, the Programme Intern provides support to the core functions of the Programme, notably in terms of a) programme implementation and research; b) grant management; and c) external communication and visibility.

  1. Programme implementation and research
  2. Grant management
  3. External communications and visibility
  4. Other

Undertake any other tasks as required by the programme team and regional coordination.

Expériences / Formation

  • Bachelor’s level degree in a relevant field;
  • Thematic or geographically relevant experience via previous internships or academic studies;
  • Familiarity (work or travel) in Central Asia or CIS countries, will be a distinct advantage;
  • Understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods and tools;
  • Excellent spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of Russian, Kyrgyz, Tajik or Uzbek will be an advantage.


Status: volunteer

  • 300 USD per month living allowance
  • Coverage of all accommodation, guesthouse, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg
  • The provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.
  • One week pre-departure training in Acted HQ, including a 4-days in situ security training
  • Psychological assistance

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) by email (, including the reference: PROGV/CA

Please note that Acted will never charge a fee for the recruitment process.

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