Residency opportunity in Kyrgyzstan

Central Asia Solidarity Groups (CAG) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization located in Malmö, Sweden. Our focus is on thematic areas of climate and environment, democratic youth organizing, gender equality and women’s rights, security and resilience, mainly in Central Asia.

We are currently seeking two candidates for a 2- months placement from September to October 2024 with Noviy Ritm, a youth-led organization in Osh, Kyrgyzstan (for more information about the organization click here)  The placements has a two-fold focus. First, donor mapping, which involves identifying, researching, and analyzing potential donors that align with the mission of Noviy Ritm. Second, development of strategic organizational documents, which entails creating and refining key guiding materials, including strategic plans, policies, fundraising strategies, and compliance frameworks. 

Both successful candidates will work collaboratively in a team as well as with key staff and volunteers. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to engage and support the organization in regular activities targeting local youth and/or relevant organizational processes. The placement emphasizes accommodating your skills and experience in a grassroots environment.

We are seeking independent and challenge-driven individuals residing in Sweden with experience working in grassroots organizations. You should possess excellent collaboration and organizational skills, have an affinity for working with youth-led organizations, and have relevant knowledge of fundraising.

Applicants should have at least two years of experience in a relevant field and be under 30 years old. Previous experience in civil society, particularly in international contexts, is highly desirable. Excellent communication and written skills in English are required, along with professional and/or non-formal experience in fundraising activities, including grant writing. Knowledge of Central Asia, local languages, and academic studies in relevant thematic or practical areas are advantageous.

Working Conditions: The placement lasts 2 months in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. The expected travel dates from Sweden are from August 30th to September 2nd. Before departing for Kyrgyzstan, you will participate in preparatory course with the Central Asia Solidarity Groups and Noviy Ritm. It is also expected that you will engage in several days of pre-departure work to become acquainted with the context of work of both organizations and the country of placement. The Central Asia Solidarity Groups will provide coverage for international and local transportation, and per diems (set by the Tax Agency for 2024) to cover the daily costs of living in Kyrgyzstan, including accommodation costs. 

Application Process: To apply for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter to [email protected] and title your email “Residency Application at Noviy Ritm.” Both documents must be in English, and the application deadline is March 15th. We will contact relevant applicants for the interview.