Vacancy for Geosciences logistics administrator

Brief description of UFAZ:

UFAZ is an ambitious project initiated by the Presidents of the French Republic and the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2014. It is administered by the historic university of Azerbaijan - the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU) from the Azerbaijani side and the prestigious University of Strasbourg (UNISTRA) from the French side.

UFAZ delivers 2 national diplomas (French and Azerbaijani) at the Bachelor level in the following specialties: Computer Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Geophysics, Oil and Gas engineering. And at the Master level in the following specialties: Data bases and artificial intelligence, Chemical engineering, Physical chemistry/cheminformatics, Geosciences. Tuition language is English.

Position description:

Position name: Geoscience logistics administrator

Position in the organizational structure: Geosciences Department, French-Azerbaijani University (UFAZ)

Type of contract: Full-Time

Start date: 01/09/2023

Reports to: Local Geophysics Coordinator

Key Responsibilities:

The following activities are to be carried out during the administrator’s designated hours. The administrator will report to the local geoscience coordinators for daily tasks.

Job Description:

· Coordinate and manage the preparation of field trips (for education and research purposes) in collaboration with the geoscience team and relevant administrative services of UFAZ (procurement, accountability, management secretariat, education department, etc.). This includes arranging equipment rentals, making accommodation and transport reservations, and drafting official authorization letters.

· Assist in coordinating research activities, including facilitating the documentation process for various authorizations and preparing research proposals in coordination with the team in Azerbaijan and in France.

· Administer and maintain the Earth Sciences Department website.

· Facilitate the establishment of research collaborations with local universities, research centers, and ministries. Support the geoscience team during field visits, visits to foster research relations, and visits with local universities and research centers (some weekends may be required). Foster relationships to promote research development at UFAZ.

· Provide assistance to the geoscience research team in the field (some weekends may be required).

· Continuously enhance skills and knowledge relevant to geosciences and field experiments.

Other Responsibilities:

· Be present during regular working hours (from 09:00 to 18:00).

· Foster positive working relationships with colleagues and other departments.

· Attending necessary training sessions and meetings.


· Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a high average grade in Earth Sciences, logistics, or a related field.

· Excellent proficiency in English, with strong communication skills.

· Fluent written and spoken Azerbaijani.

· Motivated, proactive, self-sufficient, and able to collaborate effectively within a team.

Interested candidates are requested to submit in PDF format in English language:

(1) a letter of interest and motivation specifying suitability for the position

(2) an up-to-date CV

Send materials via e-mail to: specifying the Job Title in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The cut-off date for application is September 20th, 2023. For more information about UFAZ, please visit