Dean of the President’s Office

Company:KIMEP University

Location:Kazakhstan / Almaty


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


The Office of the President is looking for candidates to the following vacant position:

Dean of the President’s Office

Department: Office of the President

Position reports to: President of the University

Job Purpose Summary:

The President’s office is the highest executive office at KIMEP University. In view of this, Dean of the President’s Office bears enormous responsibilities in keeping the President informed and familiar of all activities, and in assisting the President to make prudent decisions by providing information that is needed by the President. The Dean of the President’s Office is the head of the President’s Office and accordingly will supervise the activities of the staff in both the President’s Office and the DPRK Office. Once an executive decision is made by the President, the Dean of the President’s Office will ensure the rapid dissemination of the information to the appropriate people.

KIMEP University

KIMEP University is the leading American-style, internationally-accredited, English-speaking academic institution in the Commonwealth of Independent States. It provides a world-class academic experience and a unique international environment to all its students and faculty members. KIMEP University was established in 1992 and has built a very strong regional reputation as a leading provider of higher education. All graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by at least one recognized international accreditation agency. Academic programs are regularly rated in the top rank of provision by national bodies.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

The city of Almaty is situated at the base of the majestic Tien Shan Mountains in Southeast Kazakhstan. About 2 million people live in or near Almaty because it is the financial, cultural, summer and winter sports and cosmopolitan capital of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is located in the heart of Eurasia with important commercial inroads bridging Asia and Europe. Boasting the Silk Road of the 21st century, Kazakhstan offers unique positions in oil and gas, economic development, and trade. With a transitioning economy that has witnessed four-fold growth over the past decade, Kazakhstan's dynamically changing economic, social, educational and cultural environment provides incredible opportunities for significant and original research.


Rank and Salary are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Compensation after ­tax compares favorably with net salaries in western countries.

Limited on campus housing is available to rent, or alternatively, help is available in finding off campus housing. In addition to salary, a benefit package includes basic healthcare insurance, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, and subsidy for relocation allowance. New faculty members are provided with a reduced teaching schedule during the first semester. Summer paid teaching is typically available.

The salary will be subject to deduction of taxes (10% Personal Income tax in general) as required by the Law of Kazakhstan.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • To coordinate all administrative activities in the President’s office
  • To supervise the activities of the staff, and report to the President on a daily basis issues the President should be informed about
  • To act as a spokesperson for the President’s Office at the direction of the president
  • To work with the DPRK Office as directed by the President
  • Will direct all public relations activities and events directly involving the President
  • Will work in liaison with other departments on behalf of the President
  • Will keep the Vice Presidents informed of critical issues and work with the Vice Presidents on issues regarding the President
  • Conflict resolution and trouble shooting on behalf of the President
  • Any other assignments given by the President

Teaching Requirement

Teaching one course per year required

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD in a relevant area from a Western university
  2. Successful experience as a manager in a higher education institution (3-5 years), including having a proven record of leadership and management, commensurate with this level of post.
  3. Significant experience in the management of change.
  4. A thorough understanding of Western higher education quality and standards and experience.
  5. Experience of managing professional and administrative support staff
  6. Interpersonal communication and committee skills appropriate for a senior member of the University.

Skills, Qualifications and Personal Requirements:

  • Strategic thinker
  • Leadership and people management skills at all levels
  • Ability to motivate and ensure staff
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Capable of building up positive relationships with government and international agencies, employers, external bodies and other institutions
  • Team player
  • Negotiating skills

Application Process:

Please submit your application and the following documents to directly via this HR Portal link:

Please attach the following documents to your application via HR Portal:

  • a full CV.
  • A Cover letter that indicates the position applied for, how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, course(s) and salary expectations gross in KZT.
  • Please indicate your 2-3 referees' contact details at the HR Portal application form.Only shortlisted candidates's referees would be contacted directly; if you have the recommendation letters you may also attach them to your application.
  • Final candidate would be required to submit the passport of  vaccination  from Covid-19/certificate on vaccine made (2 shots).

Closing date for submission of applications is September 23, 2021 (11:59 pm based on Almaty time).

The applications would be considered/interviewed until September 30, 2021 by the Selection Committee members.

Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purposes only.

Only short­listed candidates will be informed and invited for interviews by the Search Committee by the end of September 2021 or earlier.

The starting date of new Dean of the Office of the President is Jan 5, 2022 (preliminary) or ealier.

Address any related questions to our HR Manager

Contact Person:Aigerim Makenova

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