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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.

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Project Manager for Laureate Selection & Award Impact (Aurora Humanitarian Initiative)

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: Annual twelve-months contract with prolongation opportunity

Location: The position is based in Yerevan, Armenia. May be required to undertake travel necessary for the projects under management /coordination.

Job Description:

The main areas of responsibilities include:

  • Laureate Selection & Award Impact Process Management: develop a detailed project plan for Laureate Selection & Award Impact activities (general project management), work constantly improving the Aurora Prize processes and procedures, execute according to the project plan and the Aurora Prize Bylaws;
  • Data Analysis: administer the Aurora Prize nominations system and database, ensure timely, accurate and high-quality analysis of nominations and the Prize Impact.  Aurora Humanitarian Index data analysis may also be required;
  • Communication and Relationship Management: coordinate and manage key stakeholders and outsourced service providers involved in the development and implementation of the Aurora Prize (Laureate Selection & Award Impact) project procedures.

Job Responsibilities:

Handle any arising issues timely and proactively. Laureate Selection Management and Award Impact Process Management

  • As member of the Prize Secretariat help manage Laureate Selection Processat each of the key stages: nomination, selection and award presentation, including:
    • Ensure proactive stakeholder outreach, provide any necessary materials and encourages nominations;
    • Track the online nomination process;
    • Coordinate necessary translations, keep all Aurora Prize related materials (e.g. presentations, brochures, information packs, guidelines, etc.) updated in the project’s shared folder;
    • Prepare nominee profiles for the Secretariat checks, Expert Panel and Selection Committee voting;
    • Collaborate with the due diligence service providers.
  • Coordinate communications between the Secretariat and the Designated Organizations which receive $1,000,000 award ensuring completion of all formal procedures (due diligence, signing of agreements, etc.), approval of their project proposal(s), timely transfer of funds, and provision of reporting requirements as well as monitoring the progress and impact.
  • Ensure general project management support of the program, including:
    • Development of a detailed work plan, review and revision of the projects schedule with senior management as required;
    • Evaluation of the outcomes of the project, ensuring that the project deliverables are on time, and within the planned budget and quality;
    • Systematic reports to Senior Manager on the status of the Aurora Prize Laureate Selection & Award Impact project developments.

Data Analysis

  • Administer, develop and contribute to the improvement of the Aurora Prize nominations system;
  • Moderate the database of nominations, ensure timely, accurate and high-quality analysis and provide data and analytics requested by the Senior Manager and / or other project leads;
  • Monitor and analyze the Prize Impact data and provide analytical reports;
  • Aurora Humanitarian Index data analysis may also be required.

Communication and Relationship Management Support

  • Support communications with Laureate Selection & Award Impact stakeholders: Selection Committee members, Expert Panel members, nominators, nominees, finalists, laureates, designated organizations and outsourced service providers (consultants, auditors, legal advisors) – track communications and ensure timely response to any inquiries;
  • Contribute to the development and ensure timely distribution of the regular communications (e.g. Selection Committee info letters, reports to the co-founders) and other important announcements;

Track and respond to general inquiries coming to the Aurora Prize Secretariat [email protected] and general Laureate Selection and Award Impact inquiries coming to [email protected]

Required qualifications:

  • Preferably a combination of degrees in the fields of communications and research (Master’s level with at least 3+ years of related work experience or Bachelor’s level with 5+ years of experience);
  • Possess excellent analytical, organizational, planning, project management and time management skills;
  • Have strong propensity for data research and analysis with exceptional attention to detail. Proven experience in appropriate software systems is a plus;
  • Be able to convert complex ideas into accessible and engaging content;
  • Have excellent English written and verbal communication skills; additional language (preferably Armenian and /or Russian) is a plus.

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 “Project Manager (Laureate Selection & Award Impact)“ 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: July 04, 2018

Aurora Dialogues Manager

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: Annual twelve-months contract with prolongation opportunity

Location: Undertakes all travel necessary for the projects under management / coordination. The position is primarily based in Yerevan, Armenia.

Job Description:

The main areas of responsibilities include:

  • Aurora Dialogues project management: coordinate and support the Aurora Dialogues Core and Additional Programming project;
  • Humanitarian Index project: coordinate the development of the Index and relations with partners involved in the process;
  • Humanitarian Engagement Team support: provide necessary support to the department.

Job Responsibilities:

Aurora Dialogues project coordination

  • Coordinate the Aurora Dialogues project and support the Senior Manager at each of the key stages:
    • Preliminary conference concept proposal preparation and submission;
    • Consultation with the Initiative’s advisors and relevant experts; approval of the concept;
    • Development of a preliminary program and a list of potential speakers, moderators and other contributors;
    • Outreach to and confirmation of the speakers, moderators and the conference’s content;
    • Launch of a dedicated section at www.auroraprize.com
    • Distribution of the briefing materials (including Aurora Humanitarian Index);
    • Conference brochure preparation and coordination of production.
    • Event production support
  • Schedule internal and external meetings and calls, being responsible for preparation of all necessary materials and presentations as well as for distributing meeting minutes in a timely manner;
  • Coordinate development of the Aurora Dialogues related materials (e.g. programs, presentations, brochures, information packs etc.) and keep them updated in the project’s shared folder.
  • Communicate with the Aurora Dialogues project partners and consultants.

Humanitarian Index project coordination

  • Coordinate the Humanitarian Index project and support the Senior Manager at each of the key stages:
    • Development of RFPs and identification of potential partners (research and academic)
    • Proactive communication with the research and academic partners and stakeholders, timely receipt of necessary materials;
    • Participation in the development of the narrative and presentation materials (general and relevant to the core markets);
  • Coordinate and develop relations with the professional academic community (institutions and research centers)

Humanitarian Engagement Team support

  • Provide support with ad hoc tasks and assignments upon request;
  • Participate in the project management, supporting the development of the project plan and its timely update.

Required qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or higher degree in social sciences or other relevant fields;
  • 3+ years’ of experience working with project planning, budgeting and management;
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of Armenian and/or Russian are preferred;
  • Excellent 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 Aurora Dialogues 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: July 04, 2018

Head of Staff (“Estate Management and Administration Company” CJSC (Wings of Tatev))

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the daily duties of employees and the efficiency of their work;
  • Develop the necessary regulations for the ropeway;
  • 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’s annual events, rewards, trainings and business trips;
  • Create employees’ vacation calendar;
  • 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 probationary period;
  • Develop employee performance evaluation and certification methods, organize and implement evaluation and certification processes;
  • Replace the Director during his absence.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Economics or Engineering;
  • At least 2 years of work experience in a team and/or operations management role;
  • 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“ 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: July 21, 2018

Tourist Information Centre Coordinator (Pilot Regional Development Programme (PRDP) – Armenia Dilijan Development Program)

Start Date: 20 July 2018

Duration: Long-term

Location: Dilijan, Tavush Marz, Republic of Armenia

Job Description:

Pilot Regional Development Programme (PRDP) is looking for Tourist Information Centre Coordinator.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Present comprehensive information on services provided by the center;
  • Respond to visitor’s inquiries personally, by phone or email;
  • Develop new tours to meet target market requirements;
  • Develop travel routes;
  • Sell tour packages;
  • Resolve any problems with routing services or accommodation;
  • Be attentive to specific needs of the tour participants;
  • Give advice and tips to visitors;
  • Assist in creating tourist maps, event schedules, pricing lists and other informational materials that can be provided to visitors;
  • Provide diverse information on local resources and touristic sites;
  • Collect data on local businesses and tourist sites, maintain partner relations with business peers;
  • Regularly update data on tourist industry and events;
  • Supply and sell products;
  • Keep visitor statistics;
  • Advise on site visits and purchases;
  • Provide information and materials upon request;
  • Respond to visitors’ complaints and escalate as required;
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports.

Required qualifications:

  • Higher education;
  • Experience or education in tourism, hospitality or sales;
  • Experience in customer care in private sector: restaurants, hotels and b’n’bs
  • Working knowledge of Armenian, English and Russian;
  • Computer skills (Microsoft office, PowerPoint);
  • Good Communication and listening skills;
  • Ability to learn fast;
  • General knowledge of PR and marketing tools.

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 “Tourist Information Centre 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: June 25, 2018

Customer Care Specialist (Pilot Regional Development Programme (PRDP) – Armenia Dilijan Development Program)

Start Date: 20 July 2018

Duration: Long-term

Location: Dilijan, Tavush Marz, Republic of Armenia

Job Description:

Pilot Regional Development Programme (PRDP) is looking for Customer Care Specialist.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Present comprehensive information on services provided by the center;
  • Respond to visitor’s inquiries;
  • Provide supportive materials to visitors;
  • Supply and sell products and services;
  • Rent products and keep track of the property maintenance;
  • Regularly inspect the quality of rental equipment.

Required qualifications:

  • Higher education;
  • Experience or education in tourism, hospitality or sales;
  • Experience in customer care in private sector: restaurants, hotels and b’n’bs
  • Working knowledge of Armenian, English and Russian;
  • Computer skills (Microsoft office, PowerPoint);
  • Good Communication and listening skills;
  • Ability to learn fast;
  • General knowledge of PR and marketing tools.

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 “Customer Care Specialist” 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: June 25, 2018

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.