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POSITION DESCRIPTION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT COORDINATOR

Title: Project coordinator 

Term: Full time

Open to: All qualified candidates.

Start date: 10 September, 2015

Location: Yerevan, Armenia

 

Job Description

Human Rights Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the development, implementation and reporting of the project and works under the supervision of the Program Director of UNA Armenia.

Main Duties

• Work with all project partners

• Organize and implement activities to successfully complete the objectives of the project

• Liaise with the key stakeholders

• Report regularly to the Program Director on Duties

• Assisting Financial officer

• Adapt and develop information and educational materials for the project

• Provide regular updates and directly communicates with Program Director on project

progress, through various means including bi-annual narrative reports.

• Provide updates to project constituency/target groups on project progress through website and social media

• Engaging, advising, supervising volunteers/interns for program activities

• Contributes to program evaluation efforts

• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• Documented experience with program development, implementation and reporting

• Knowledge of the United Nations

• Good knowledge of the Human Rights, Confidence Building, Peace, Conflict Prevention and Development

• Civil Society experience

• Excellent written and oral communication skills-Fluency in English and Armenian is essential

• Graduate degree or equivalent experience required in international Relations, Political Science and/or related field

Personal Characteristics

• High energy, results oriented. Able to set up and surpass goals

• Ability to involve and motivate key stakeholders

• Good interpersonal skills

• Well-organized and through with close attention to detail and follow-through

• Strategic, creative, progressive thinker

• Thrives in a multi-faceted, fast-paced environment

• Persuasive, intelligent and thoughtful

• Adaptive and flexible

Application Deadline: 2 September, 2015

To apply, candidates are asked to email their CVs and cover letters to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  mentioning "Project Coordinator" in the subject line of the message. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview. Contacts: 24 Moskovyan str., 4A, Yerevan 0002, Armenia, Tel: +374 (10) 565 595, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Web: www.auna.am

 


 

POSITION DESCRIPTION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INTERN

Starting date: 01 September, 2015

Location: Yerevan

Category: Part-time (20 hours per week), 3 months, unpaid internship

 

General Overview

Armenian UN Association was established in January 2005 and consolidates citizens and organizations of the Republic of Armenia around values, ideas and principles of the United Nations Organization.

Our mission is to serve as a two-way bridge for dissemination of values, principles and programs of UN in Armenia and promotion of Armenian values, traditions and cultural heritage through UN structures and programs.

AUNA has become a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (www.wfuna.org) in 2006.

 

Position Description: Human Rights (HR) Intern

The HR Intern will provide support and assist the AUNA staff with the HR related projects dealing with human rights issues in general and particularly with topics such as gender equality, and environmental rights.

 

Responsibilities include: 

•   Assisting the HR project staff as assigned by the Project Director     

•    Participation in different activities in the scope of HR related project

•    Translations of the documents

•    Scheduling meetings with counterparts

•    Facebook and Twitter content moderation for the programme pages 

•    Drafting articles and updating them on AUNA website 

•    Performing other relevant administrative duties

 

Opportunities:

•    The HR intern will have the opportunity to learn about key HR issues and Human Rights Based approach to development

•    The HR intern will be equipped with the skills of program management.

 

Requirements:

•    Academic  background in the field of human rights, international law, international relations and/or political science is a must

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•  Excellent level of written and spoken English language

•  Basic knowledge of PC and office equipment (copier, fax, etc)

•  Excellent communications skills and ability to work in a team

 

How to Apply:

•    Submit a Cover letter/Motivation explaining why you are qualified for/ interested in the position you are applying for 

•    Resume (Curriculum Vitae) 

 

All the interested applicants should send their CVs and Cover letter/Motivation to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than 20 August, 2015.

 

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POSITION DESCRIPTION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INTERN

Starting Date: 1 May, 2013
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Category: Part-time (20 hours per week), 3 months, unpaid internship

 

General Overview:
Armenian UN Association was established in January 2005 and consolidates citizens and organizations of the Republic of Armenia around values, ideas and principles of the United Nations Organization.

Our mission is to serve as a two-way bridge for dissemination of values, principles and programs of UN in Armenia and promotion of Armenian values, traditions and cultural heritage through UN structures and programs.
AUNA has become a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (www.wfuna.org) in 2006.

 

Position Description: Human Rights (HR) Intern
The HR Intern will provide support and assist the AUNA staff with the HR related projects dealing with human rights issues in general and particularly with topics such as trafficking, gender equality, and disability.

 

Responsibilities include:
•    Assisting the HR project staff as assigned by the Project Director
•    Liaison with local partners and AUNA volunteers
•    Participation in different activities in the scope of HR related project
•    Researching information on internet, compiling, preparation of press releases and articles
•    Scheduling meetings with counterparts
•    Attending and reporting on the meetings
•    Drafting articles and updating them on AUNA website  
•    Performing other relevant administrative duties

Opportunities:
•    The HR intern will have the opportunity to learn about key HR issues
•    The HR intern will have the opportunity to take part in different HR related conferences, events, workshops, etc.

Requirements:
•    Academic background in the field of human rights, international law, international relations and/or diplomacy is a must
•    Preference will be given to the candidates who possess prior practical experience in the field of human rights and/or related fields   
•    Excellent level of written and spoken English language
•    Basic knowledge of PC and office equipment (copier, fax, etc)
•    Excellent communications skills and ability to work in a team

 

How to Apply:
•    Submit a Cover letter/Motivation explaining why you are qualified for/ interested in the position you are applying for
•    Resume (Curriculum Vitae)

All the interested applicants should send their CVs and Cover letter/Motivation to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than 28 April, 2013
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DEBATING FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS DEVELOPMENT


On 25 of January, 2013 the Armenian United Nations Association (AUNA) launched the Project “Debating for the Human Rights Development” in cooperation and coordination with the Human Rights Defender Office of the Republic of Armenia. The project is funded by the British Embassy in Yerevan.

The aim of the project is to improve the quality of youth participation in political and civic life of the country by promoting issue-based discussions and debates among project participants and political and civic society leaders, different sphere experts and media.

Young people all over the world have always been considered to be the layer of the society which is affected by the ups and downs in the economic system, politics and social life the most and thus they always stand up for the protection of their rights through peaceful and armed means. Within the past few years young people of Armenia have become a little more active in raising their voices and getting involved in the civic, public and political life of the country through different TV programs, debating clubs and groups thus resulting in the growth of the debating culture among the society.  Nevertheless in most of the cases the topics raised during those debates are of the economic and social character and very little attention is paid to the issues of Human Rights in the country. Moreover, another issue that is observed in all the debate clubs and groups is that the participants lack the relevant skills and techniques to conduct proper and grounded debates and discussions.  Hence, even though the young people have the opportunity to freely express their concerns, suggestions and comments on the country situation they still do not have the tools and techniques to do so. The absence of the strong and independent institutions that would enable young people debate with political leaders, public figures, civic society representatives and their peers is also another issue that the young people face and hence the political and civic debating culture is not developed in Armenia.  

The project activities will be conducted with the university and college students by delivering trainings, seminars and workshops on Human Rights and Debating skills involving participants from Yerevan, and 5 cities of Armenia where the Human Rights Defender Institution has opened regional offices: Gavar, Gyumri, Yeghegnadzor, Ijevan and Vanadzor.

For more information, please, contact Armenian UN Association via e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us: 35 11 30
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POSITION DESCRIPTION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNSHIP

 

Starting Date: February, 2013
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Category: Part-time (20 hours per week), no less than 2 months, unpaid internship

General Overview:
Armenian UN Association (AUNA - www.auna.am) was established in January 2005 and consolidates citizens and organizations of the Republic of Armenia around values, ideas and principles of the United Nations Organization.

Our mission is to serve as a two-way bridge for dissemination of values, principles and programs of UN in Armenia and promotion of Armenian values, traditions and cultural heritage through UN structures and programs.
AUNA has become a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA - www.wfuna.org) in 2006.

Debating for the Human Rights Development Project:

AUNA in partnership with the Human Rights Defender Office of the Republic of Armenia and British Embassy in Armenia launched a Project “Debating for the Human Rights Development” (DHRD) on 25 January, 2013.

Position Description: Human Rights (HR) Intern
The HR Intern will provide support and assist the AUNA staff with the DHRD project.

Responsibilities include:

•    Assisting the HR project staff as assigned by the Project Director
•    Liaison with local partners and AUNA volunteers
•    Participation in different activities in the scope of DHRD project
•    Researching information on internet, compiling, preparation of press releases and articles
•    Scheduling meetings with counterparts
•    Attending and reporting on the meetings
•    Drafting articles and updating them on AUNA website 
•    Performing other relevant administrative duties

Opportunities:
•    The HR intern will have the opportunity to take part in different HR related conferences, events, workshops, etc.

Requirements:
•    Academic background in the field of human rights, international law, international relations and/or diplomacy is a must
•    Preference will be given to the candidates who possess prior practical experience in the field of human rights and/or related fields  
•    Excellent level of written and spoken English language
•    Basic knowledge of PC and office equipment (copier, fax, etc)
•    Excellent communications skills and ability to work in a team

How to Apply:
•    Submit a Cover letter explaining why you are qualified for/ interested in the position you are applying for
•    Resume (Curriculum Vitae)

All the interested applicants should send their CVs and Cover letters to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than 10 February, 2013.

 

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Youth Exchange Programme "Art ‘N’ Act"

02-10 October 2012, Sumy, Ukraine

Call for Applications

Deadline for Applications – 12 September, 2012



Dear Friends,

The Council of Europe in the scope of the Youth in Action Programme and in partnership with Armenian UN Association invites you to participate in the Art ‘N’ Act Youth Exchange Program that will take place in Sumy, Ukraine from 2 – 10 October 2012.

Around 35 participants from Armenia, Georgia, Germany, Ukraine and Poland will be selected to take part in the Youth Exchange Programme, seven participants from each country.

Art ‘N’ Act gives these young people the possibility to gain new experiences abroad, discover in comparison with others their own identity and to learn and practice social skills like intercultural understanding, various forms of communication and team work. Using non formal learning methods Art "N" Act empowers its participants to use performing arts as a tool to discover themselves as active citizens and to use the possibilities of art to express their needs, problems and requirements.

 

The organization of the Festival of Cultures will give the opportunity for youth to express their identity, promote cultural diversity in the local community and involve young people to active participation in all phases of preparation of the festival.

 

We want to encourage young people to discover and further develop their skills, not to become rich or famous but to enhance them to believe in their abilities and possibilities and to take part as self-confident active participants in a society.

 

We expect to create an artistic performance at the end of the youth exchange which will be presented to the local community. The performance will reflect cultural diversity and involve dancing, music and theatre. It will be our joined creation inspired by your creativity and friendly atmosphere.


Practicalities:
Accommodation: the participants will be lodged in rooms for 3-4 people with bathroom and toilets in every room.
Food: you will have three meals and two coffee-breaks a day. Please, inform about your food habits and needs (fast, vegetarian, vegan).

Travel Costs:
The organisers will reimburse 70% of participants' travel costs from your home city to Sumy, Ukraine.

The criteria for acceptance of participants are as follows:

The working language is English.
Age requirements
All applicants must be between the ages 18-25.
Completion of application
Complete and submit the Application form   
Language requirements
Communicative level of English


Selection Criteria:
Applicants will be chosen by the Selection Board, composed of AUNA and will be interviewed as well.

The application form must be submitted by 23:00, 12 September 2012 to the email address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Applicants are asked to put Art’N’Art and their name in the subject line of the e-mail when submitting their applications electronically.

All the selected applicants will be informed about their participation no later than 14 September 2012.

Armenian UN Association
Contact Persons: Vahagn Kotanjyan, Tove Vikstrom
Contact Tel: +374 (10) 35 11 30

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Seminar-discussion on the “Journalists' Role in Conflict Resolution Process"

 

The Armenian UN Association (AUNA), in cooperation with the Civil Society Institute (CSI), invites you to take part in a seminar-discussion on the “Journalists' Role in the Conflict Resolution Process” which will take place on 19 December at 15:00, at the Civil Society Institute office (Aygestan 11 str., building # 43).

The Seminar is organized in the framework of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P): Mobilizing Public and Political Will” project.

The Seminar will present the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) international norm adopted by the United Nations in the 2005 World Summit aimed at prevention of genocides, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanities.   

The journalists' role in the modern society is not only limited by information exchange, but also includes conflict prevention, as well as early warning.

The Seminar will be conducted by Amalya Grigoryan, the national coordinator of “Responsibility to Protect (R2P): Mobilizing Public and Political Will” project.

The program is implemented by the Armenian UN Association (AUNA- www.auna.am ) in partnership with the World Federation of UN Associations (WFUNA- www.wfuna.org).


For additional information, please contact:
Amalya Grigoryan
R2P National Coordinator
Armenian UN Association
Tel:  010 35 11 30
Mob:  094 93 55 31
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

Debate-Competition - Call for Applications

 

 

 

Dear Friends,

Armenian UN Association (AUNA) is announcing a Call for Applications for a Debate-Competition to be held on 16 December 2011 in the scope of the “Responsibility to Protect (R2P): Mobilizing Public and Political Will” Project. Download the Application here.

 

Students from faculties of Law and International Relations (Political Science) from different Universities are invited to take part in the Debate-Competition. Only Team Applications will be accepted. 4-5 students can be involved in each team.

During the Debate-Competition, unique in its form, the participants (teams) will perform “for” or “against” in the scope of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) international norm based on a previously developed precedent.

Prior to the Debate-Competition Armenian UN Association (AUNA) will conduct a training-session to foster the participants' understanding on the subject of the Debate-Competition.

All the participants will receive certificates and the winner team will be awarded with symbolic prize.

 

You can send the Applications electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or just bring to Armenian UN Association: “IT Park” Business Center, 6/1 Abelyan str., Room A210, Yerevan 0038, RA.

 

Deadline for submitting Applications - 5 December, 2011

 

For more information, please contact by: 010 35 11 30

Armen Martirosyan: Debate-Competition Coordinator

 

 

The Debate-Competition is organized in the scope of the "Responsibility to Protect (R2P): Mobilizing Public and Political WIll" Project implemented by the Armenian UN Association in partnership with World Federation of UN Associations funded by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 
 
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"Handbag" Journalists' Contest - Call for Applications

 

Armenian UN Association and “People in Need” Czech NGO announce “Handbag” journalists’ annual contest on migration issues.

The aim of the contest is to unite the potential of Yerevan and regional media representatives around the coverage of migration issues and to encourage the journalists raising/highlighting the main issues of the sphere.

The contest is open for Yerevan and all the RA regions media representatives and independent journalists. For participation it is necessary to present TV programs made on migration issues/covering migration issues, radio programs, media publications and articles posted in internet periodicals from 1 May 2011 to 31 October 2011.
The jury consisted of the specialists of the sphere and journalists-experts will select by one winner in the three nominations: Best TV Program, Best Radio Program and Best Article. Also certificates and monetary prices will be awarded in each nomination.  

1st Prize - 180 000 AMD

2nd Prize - 90 000 AMD

3rd Prize - 45 000 AMD

Selection criteria are:

•    The articles, TV and radio programs should be published or broadcast in the period of November-December 2011.
•    Content should be available to the public
•    Journalistic ethics and the author’s approach should be preserved in the materials
•    The selected topic should be comprehensive and contain comprehensive/broad information about the issue.

 

Each journalist can present more than one journalistic material. The materials can be both in Armenian and Russian.

For participation it is necessary to fill out the application form  and to submit it with the material to the Armenian UN Association (Address: "IT Park" Business Center, 6/1 Abelyan str., 2nd floor, Room A210, Yerevan 0038, RA) or "People in Need" Czech NGO Armenian Branch (Address: Tumanyan 41, apt. # 4, Yerevan, RA).

Download the Application form here.

Materials published in print media or posted in internet periodicals can be sent electronically to the following e-mail address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Application deadline is 10 November 2011 (by 18:00).

The “Handbag” journalists’ contest on migration issues is dedicated to the International Day of Migrants celebrated each year on December 18.

For more information or questions please contact us by  010 35 11 30, 094 93 55 31 or 093 347 077 telephone numbers.

Amalya Grigoryan – PR Expert, Coordinator of “Handbag” Journalists Contest, Armenian UN Association
Liana Gyozalyan – PR Officer, “People in Need” Czech NGO Armenian Branch
 
The "Handbag" annual journalists' contest is organized within the framework of the “Reinforcement of Management of Migratory Flows in Armenia” supported by the European Commission and Czech Government. 

 

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Model UNESCO 2011 - Call for Applications

Deadline for Applications – 15 October, 2011

 

Dear Friends,

The Armenian National Commission for UNESCO in partnership with the Armenian UN Association (AUNA) is announcing a Call for Applications for the Model UN in the context of UNESCO to be held in Yerevan, on 10 December 2011.

Around 60 pupils from 12 UNESCO associated schools will be selected to take part in the Conference. 10 will be selected to perform as chairs and vice-chairs during the sessions. 

The Conference will be a simulation of the Asia-Pacific Economic and Social Council with two separate committees, featuring the theme “Children for Intercultural Dialogue”.


Model UN is a simulation of the UN bodies during which participants represent delegates of different UN member countries and discuss issues of global importance.
The principal objective of this Conference is to disseminate UNESCO values and principles and empower new generation with skills necessary to become future leaders.

Topics for discussions include the following:
•    Education for sustainable development: Intercultural learning
•    Human Rights: Child Trafficking


6 preparatory trainings by AUNA trainers will be conducted in Yerevan prior to the Conference.
The Conference working language is English.

The criteria for acceptance of a delegate are as follows:

Age requirements
All applicants must be between the ages 14-16.
 
Completion of Application
Complete and submit the Application form (you may download the Application here)   
Complete and submit an essay of no more than 300 words (see the Application form, Part III) on his/her motivation and purpose of taking part as a delegate in Model United Nations.

Language requirements
Applicants should be fluent in English.

Selection Criteria:
Applicants will be chosen by the Selection Board, composed of AUNA and the Armenian National Commission for UNESCO representatives, through a 2-stage competition based on the essays (see the Application form, Part III) and will be interviewed as well.

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The completed Application form as well as the Essay must be submitted by 15 October 2011 to the email address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Pupils are asked to put MUNESCO Application and their name in the subject line of the email (E.g. MUNESCO Application_Naira Arakelyan) when submitting their applications electronically or just submit the Application in a hard copy to the following address:

Armenian UN Association: "IT Park" Business Center, 6/1 Abelyan str., 2nd floor, Room# A210, Yerevan 0038, RA (near the “Haybusak” University).
All the selected applicants will be informed about their participation no later than 25 October 2011.

Armenian UN Association
Contact Person: Nona Shaghoyan
Contact Tel: +374 (10) 35 11 30


 

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