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Job - Program Coordinator for the Areas of Human Rights/Policy Fellowship, Open Society Foundations, Armenia


May 31, 2017

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The Open Society Foundations - Armenia is currently seeking applications for the following position:
Program coordinator for the areas of Human Rights/Policy Fellowship

This position is under the supervision of the Executive Director and local Board of Directors in the department of human rights and Policy Fellowships. The specialist’s responsibility will be the successful implementation of the Foundation’s strategy in the areas of Human Rights and Civil Society Policy Capacity Development

Job Profile

  • Assisting with managing, monitoring, and evaluation of grants and projects within the Human Rights and Policy Fellowship programs of the Foundation
  • Reviewing proposals and preparing summaries for follow up
  • Preparing case briefs in mentioning areas for Foundation’s website
  • Undertaking research tasks within the Foundation’s priorities in the areas of the Human Rights and Civil Society
  • Awareness of the development trends in Armenia and in the world

Qualifications will include

  • A minimum of five years of experience in the area of human rights, rule of law and/or policy development in an international organization
  • University degree preferably in law, human rights or any relevant area of study in Public Policy, Law, Human Rights or Social Sciences
  • Clear understanding of the critical human rights challenges in Armenia and familiarity with international trends in human rights, rule of law, democracy promotion and civil society development
  • Understanding of public policy issues in major areas of reform in Armenia, including but not limited to human rights, education, social inclusion, human security, media and information
  • In-depth knowledge of national strategies, legislation, regulations, commitments, obligations related to human rights and relevant international frameworks
  • Strong dedication to human rights promotion in Armenia
  • Experience of working with civil society groups/networks, state institutions and agencies, international organizations
  • Research experience supported by publications
  • Ability to handle confidential issues
  • Willingness and capacity to learn new approaches
  • Self-motivation with an ability to set and meet goals
  • Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work long hours
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Armenian

Deadline for submission of applications (CV and a cover letter) is 15:00 p.m. on May 31, 2017, via e-mail: Only short listed candidates will be invited to the interview.

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