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IDeA Foundation provides a platform for impacting the Armenian world and operates out of his headquarters in Yerevan, Armenia.

 

Why work at IDeA Foundation?

The people who work at IDeA are committed to making a real difference in the country of Armenia and strengthening the identity of Armenians around the globe. IDeA presents an opportunity to everyone who joins in its efforts: become part of a pioneering shift and make your mark on the Armenian world.

We look for people who want to be the best at what they do, people who aren’t afraid to look at a challenge head on to get the best possible results.

We are thriving in the culture that our employees have helped to create, one that encourages new ideas and rewards performance. With the right qualifications, attitude and commitment, there's almost no limit to how high you can go.

We invite you to apply for the chance to work with extraordinary people who share the value of hard work, dedication, and the eternal optimism necessary to support long-term impact.

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Head of Staff (Technical Unit)

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: Long term with 3 months of probation period

Location: Halidzor, Armenia

Job Description:

Estate Management and Administration Company” CJSC (Wings of Tatev) is looking for Head of Staff (Technical Unit).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of two stations (Halidzor, Tatev), including supervision over mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and guides;
  • Proper and safe organization of the ropeway operation according to the instructions, approved procedures and technical regulations (standards);
  • Develop the necessary regulations for the ropeway;
  • Ensuring of proper records of operations, including records daily and periodic reporting on operations to the ropeway director;
  • Keeping order in machine and operation rooms, property maintenance;
  • Management and supervision over repair and maintenance of ropeway machinery and technical units, according to approved standards;
  • Ensuring the document flow and complete the relevant documentation;
  • Develop the ropeway’s operating instructions, conduct regular inspections in the technical unit;
  • Make sure the established norms are fulfilled and work safety requirements are met;
  • Develop the procurement plan for the coming fiscal year and submit it for the ropeway Director’s approval;
  • Plan the organization of annual events, rewards, trainings and business trips for the unit;
  • Create employees’ vacation schedule;
  • Prepare job descriptions for job openings by discussing them with unit heads and organize the recruitment of the new employees;
  • Evaluate the performance of new employees in their probation period;
  • Develop employee performance evaluation and certification methods, organize and implement evaluation and certification processes;
  • Replace the Director during his absence;
  • Performance of other duties as prescribed by the Director.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Transport Systems or in another related field;
  • 3- 5 years of work experience in a similar position;
  • Good communication and conflict management skills;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Fluent knowledge of Armenian and good knowledge of both English and Russian languages;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to meet deadlines while ensuring high productivity.

Application Procedure:

All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to [email protected]. Please indicate the title of the position “Head of Staff (Technical unit) “in the subject line of your e-mail. The company is grateful to all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. 

About IDeA Foundation:

IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) Charitable Foundation was established by the entrepreneurs and philanthropists Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend. The Foundation focuses on programs which achieve tangible socioeconomic development and assist Armenia in transition from the survival model to the prosperity model. IDeA is committed to promoting social entrepreneurship in Armenia through investments in long-term, non-profit projects, as well as ensuring their sustainability.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2019

Content Coordinator

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: Long term (with 3 months of probation period)

Location: Yerevan, Armenia (with the possibility of business trips both within Armenia and abroad)

Job Description:

Content Coordinator will collect and develop content for various platforms and target audiences, develop SMM strategies and manage websites.

The main areas of responsibility include:

  • Content Development: create, support and coordinate content development;
  • Website and Social Media management: provide high quality content for the website and Social Media Channels;
  • Communications Team support: provides necessary support to the team.

The Content Coordinator will work closely with the PR and Marketing Managers, as well as the peer group within the organization to collect required information, reporting to the Marketing Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement content strategy;
  • Create editorial content in line with the interests of the identified target audiences and relevant to the platforms;
  • Create/write, translate, edit and publish content on the IDeA and related websites and Social Media channels;
  • Contribute to the development of presentations, brochures, leaflets and other marketing materials;
  • Create content for public and donor reports;
  • Provide support with ad hoc tasks and assignments upon request;

Required qualifications:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills in English, Russian and Armenian. Additional language is a plus;
  • 3-5 years of experience in Content Development, Communications or Journalism;
  • Result oriented with the ability to multi-task and work cross-functionally;
  • Ability to work as part of the team, while being self-motivated;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details;
  • Excellent relationship and communication skills.

Application Procedure:

All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to [email protected]. Please indicate the title of the position "Content Coordinator" in the subject line of your e-mail. IDeA Foundation is grateful to all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. 

About IDeA Foundation:

IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) Charitable Foundation was established by the entrepreneurs and philanthropists Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend. The Foundation focuses on programs which achieve tangible socioeconomic development and assist Armenia in transition from the survival model to the prosperity model. IDeA is committed to promoting social entrepreneurship in Armenia through investments in long-term, non-profit projects, as well as ensuring their sustainability.

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019

Marketing Manager

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: Long term (with 3 months of probation period)

Location: Yerevan, Armenia (with the possibility of business trips both within Armenia and abroad)

Job Description:

Marketing Manager will develop and guide the strategy for all types of marketing activities, contribute to and develop integrated marketing campaigns to promote a product, service or idea to ensure proper brand awareness of IDeA and its projects.

The Marketing Manager will work closely with the PR Team and Creative Designer, as well as the senior peer group within the organization as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives, reporting to the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer (CCMO).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct market research and analysis;
  • Develop marketing strategies and plans for IDeA, Wings of Tatev and other programs per request, including identification of yearly marketing goals based on program manager, CCMO and COO’s requests, targeting, positioning of program/or updates of current positioning;
  • Produce and manage the marketing budget in accordance with the approved plan and within the organization’s budget limits;
  • Develop new products and advertising campaigns for Wings of Tatev and other programs, if required;
  • Develop and implement advertising plan: ongoing research on promotional channels, negotiations with advertising platform providers, advertising placement and ongoing monitoring and reporting;
  • Develop marketing and information materials for various target audiences: concept development, ongoing coordination of design and printing/production process, content development;
  • In collaboration with the PR team, plan and manage promotional, community and partners’ engagement events;
  • Oversee SMM and websites management;
  • Constantly track and measure the efficiency of all applied instruments, look for new tools and practices;
  • Bring new knowledge, expertise, best practices and managerial solutions. Share knowledge with the team and be committed to the professional growth of the team members;
  • Handle the arising issues timely and proactively and troubleshoot emerging problems;
  • Deliver ongoing progress report to CCMO and management team.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Marketing or a relevant field;
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills in English, Russian and Armenian. Additional language is a plus;
  • 3-5 years of experience in Marketing or Communications;
  • Experience in developing and implementing successful Marketing strategies and campaigns;
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives;
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives;
  • Ability to work in conditions of conflicting priorities, tasks and deadlines;
  • Highly collaborative relationship builder with sincere commitment to work with all stakeholders, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters.

Application Procedure:

All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to [email protected]. Please indicate the title of the position "Marketing Manager" in the subject line of your e-mail. IDeA Foundation is grateful to all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. 

About IDeA Foundation:

IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) Charitable Foundation was established by the entrepreneurs and philanthropists Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend. The Foundation focuses on programs which achieve tangible socioeconomic development and assist Armenia in transition from the survival model to the prosperity model. IDeA is committed to promoting social entrepreneurship in Armenia through investments in long-term, non-profit projects, as well as ensuring their sustainability.

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019

Legal Counsel

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: Long term

Location: Yerevan, Armenia

Job Description:

IDeA Foundation is looking for Legal Counsel.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Draft and review contracts, corporate resolutions, legal opinions, and other legal documents;
  • Represent the Foundation in the state authorities;
  • Advise on different projects implemented by the Foundation;
  • Give accurate and timely advice in a variety of legal issues;
  • Draft policies and regulations;
  • Conduct research and analysis of legal issues.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.M. is preferred);
  • 4 years of experience in a law firm or as an in-house legal adviser;
  • Good command of Armenian civil law, contract law, land law, and IP;
  • Fluency in Armenian, Russian and English languages;
  • Good team player and high degree of professional ethics;
  • Admission to practice law in Armenia is preferred.

Application Procedure:

All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to [email protected]. Please indicate the title of the position “Legal Counsel” in the subject line of your e-mail. IDeA Foundation is grateful to all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. 

About IDeA Foundation:

IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) Charitable Foundation was established by the entrepreneurs and philanthropists Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend. The Foundation focuses on programs which achieve tangible socioeconomic development and assist Armenia in transition from the survival model to the prosperity model. IDeA is committed to promoting social entrepreneurship in Armenia through investments in long-term, non-profit projects, as well as ensuring their sustainability.

Application Deadline: March 10, 2019

Administrative intern

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: 3 months, with the possibility of extension

Location: Yerevan, Armenia

Job Description:

Initiatives for Development of Armenia Charity Foundation (IDeA) is looking for a highly-motivated person to join IDeA as an Administrative Intern for 15 to 20 hours per week. During your engagement, you will gain valuable experience with one of the best and result-oriented teams in Armenia. Our on-job training will help you obtain useful skills, as well as contacts to help you progress in your career path.  

*Please note that the internship is unpaid.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administrative and clerical support including mailing, scanning and photocopying
  • Provide support in ongoing daily tasks to the Communications and Marketing Department Staff, conducting desk researches, helping with basic translations and data entry
  • Create and manage database of in-house books and publications
  • Maintain inventory of promotional items
  • Prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos and emails
  • Participate in event planning and management, support the Administrative Coordinator

Required qualifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of Armenian and English; additional language is a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office basic pack and experience using Google Docs and other online tools
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Good research skills and attention to details
  • Ability to work with various stakeholders to complete the tasks in due time and contribute to overall results, ability to perceive and apply constructive criticism from colleagues.

Application Procedure:

All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to [email protected]. Please indicate the title of the position “Administrative intern” in the subject line of your e-mail. IDeA is grateful to all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. 

About IDeA Foundation:

IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) Charitable Foundation was established by the entrepreneurs and philanthropists Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend. The Foundation focuses on programs which achieve tangible socioeconomic development and assist Armenia in transition from the survival model to the prosperity model. IDeA is committed to promoting social entrepreneurship in Armenia through investments in long-term, non-profit projects, as well as ensuring their sustainability.

Application Deadline: March 03, 2019

Graphic design intern

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: 3 months, with the possibility of extension

Location: Yerevan, Armenia

Job Description:

Initiatives for Development of Armenia Charity Foundation (IDeA) is looking for a creative Junior Graphic Designer with experience in both print and electronic media. We are seeking for someone who can take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them seamlessly into images, layouts and other creative solutions. During your engagement, you will gain valuable experience with one of the best and result-oriented teams in Armenia. Our on-job training will help you obtain useful skills, as well as contacts to help you progress in your career path. 

*Please note that the internship is unpaid.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide support in ongoing daily tasks to our experienced Creative Designer
  • Participate in development of marketing materials, websites and other media, including infographics
  • Conduct research on creative concepts and modern trends, support in content development
  • Be engaged simultaneously in 5+ projects based on current relevance and deadlines

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, Design or relevant field
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, specifically with mockups, web design and multimedia presentations
  • Experience with MS Office basic pack and using Google Docs and other online tools
  • Adaptive design eye and skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work with various stakeholders to complete the tasks in due time and contribute to overall results, ability to perceive and apply constructive criticism from colleagues.

Application Procedure:

All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to [email protected]. Please indicate the title of the position “Graphic Design Intern” in the subject line of your e-mail. IDeA is grateful to all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. 

About IDeA Foundation:

IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) Charitable Foundation was established by the entrepreneurs and philanthropists Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend. The Foundation focuses on programs which achieve tangible socioeconomic development and assist Armenia in transition from the survival model to the prosperity model. IDeA is committed to promoting social entrepreneurship in Armenia through investments in long-term, non-profit projects, as well as ensuring their sustainability.

Application Deadline: March 03, 2019

Media relations internship

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: 3 months, with the possibility of extension

Location: Yerevan, Armenia

Job Description:

Initiatives for Development of Armenia Charity Foundation (IDeA) is looking for a highly-motivated Journalism, Communication, Public Relations student or graduate to join IDeA as an Administrative Intern for 15 to 20 hours per week. During your engagement, you will gain valuable experience with one of the best and result-oriented teams in Armenia. Our on-job training will help you obtain useful skills, as well as contacts to help you progress in your career path. 

*Please note that the internship is unpaid.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide support in ongoing daily tasks to the Communications and Marketing Department staff
  • Support in media relations of the Foundation, preparing daily news digests, media clipping, preparing basic media monitoring reports, helping with translations and other tasks
  • Support with media handling during events and media campaigns
  • Conduct desk researches and contribute to the media campaigns development
  • Help keep the media database up-to-date
  • Support with internal communication

Required qualifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of Armenian, English and Russian; additional language is a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office basic pack and experience using Google Docs and other online tools
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Good research skills and attention to details
  • Ability to work with various stakeholders to complete the tasks in due time and contribute to overall results, ability to perceive and apply constructive criticism from colleagues.
  • General understanding of Armenian media landscape
  • Ability to conduct media research

Application Procedure:

All interested candidates are kindly requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to [email protected]. Please indicate the title of the position “Media Relations Intern” in the subject line of your e-mail. IDeA is grateful to all interested applicants; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. 

About IDeA Foundation:

IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) Charitable Foundation was established by the entrepreneurs and philanthropists Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend. The Foundation focuses on programs which achieve tangible socioeconomic development and assist Armenia in transition from the survival model to the prosperity model. IDeA is committed to promoting social entrepreneurship in Armenia through investments in long-term, non-profit projects, as well as ensuring their sustainability.

Application Deadline: March 03, 2019

Please note that the applications must be received no later than the closing date of the announcement. But even if there are no current positions that match your qualifications, you may still send us your CV to [email protected] for future consideration.