Founded in 1991 and operating currently in three dozen countries around the world, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) is an award-winning international media and human rights development network, with charitable status in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2022.
We are seeking a part-time country representative/coordinator, who will lead IWPR’s Armenia operations under the project ‘Building Resilience in the Eastern Neighbourhood (BREN)’.
BREN is a new IWPR initiative focused on providing support to peacebuilding and women’s rights groups across the South Caucasus and Moldova. BREN is supported by the UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). The project is currently in the inception phase.
The country representative/coordinator will be responsible for overseeing project activities and outputs in Armenia, including subaward management with local organisations, coordinating any technical assistance and capacity building with local groups, and overseeing local stakeholder relations. He/she will work as an independent consultant in close cooperation with the Project Manager in Tbilisi, and under the supervision of the South Caucasus & Moldova Regional Director.
This contract is for an initial 1 month, beginning 1st March 2022 until 31st March 2022; subject to funding and successful delivery, the position may be extended for at least a further year. The role is currently projected for a maximum of 9.5 days during this period. The workload and any terms of longer cooperation will be defined at a later stage based on the scale of programming in Armenia agreed with the donor.
In this role you will:
- Review analytical reports produced within the BREN project and provide feedback on the Armenia chapters;
- Contribute to the selection, capacity assessment and subaward agreement preparation of grant recipients in Armenia;
- Establish and manage relations with grant recipients;
- Oversee implementation of grants, and facilitate the reporting and monitoring and evaluation processes;
- Ensure due and timely reporting by grant recipients;
- Gather data and information for monitoring and evaluation purposes from grant recipients;
- Coordinate and provide support in delivering technical assistance to grants recipients;
- Liaise with the donor organisation and other stakeholders in Armenia;
- Implement the project communication strategy in Armenia;
- Contribute to the establishment and management of a local and regional network of civil society organisations;
- Contribute to donor reporting and wider impact communications;
- Draft various documents, such as terms of reference, agreements and reports;
- Contribute to the organisation of project events and meetings;
- Coordinate with country representatives in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova, as well as IWPR’s project staff in London.
The successful candidate will possess:
Experience and knowledge
- Degree level education in a relevant field.
- Minimum five years of experience in project management or coordination in a civil society and/or international organisation;
- Experience in managing subawards;
- Experience in working with budgets;
- Good knowledge of peacebuilding processes in Armenia;
- Awareness of key challenges related to gender in Armenia;
- Knowledge of basic monitoring and evaluation concepts and processes;
- Fluency in Armenian and English; excellent command of Russian;
- Computer literate, including Microsoft Office and advanced knowledge of Excel;
- Excellent communication and reporting skills.
- Act with integrity and in accordance with the Institute’s values and obligations.
- Recognise and value the contribution of others.
- Take responsibility for own decisions and actions.
- Commitment to equal opportunities.
- Ability to work effectively in a team with people from very diverse backgrounds and cultures and all social levels, in an open-minded and non-dogmatic way.