Assisted in general project planning and developed project strategies and concepts in close consultation with the partner ministry and municipalities.
Conduced studies and research activities, produced recommendations and work packages.
Coordinated and managed program initiatives in Armenia.
Contributed to development and implementation of regional initiatives of the program and guided Armenian delegations to regional events.
Designed, organized and conducted conferences, workshops, knowledge management events on issues related to the project area with 116 municipalities in Armenia.
Produced reports on implementation, monitoring, evaluation and documentation of project initiatives.
Drew up presentation documents and made presentations for various audiences.
Contributed to the preparation of two co-financing acquisitions with the Swiss Development Cooperation and USAID.
Guided through the conceptualization and completion of two project films - "Application of e-governance tools in Armenian Municipalities" and "Experience of Municipal Administrative Service Delivery in Armenia" available also on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPLBGc_3lw4.
Supported cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, local communities, relevant organizations and non-government agencies.
Program Officer February 2011 to August 2011Counterpart International
Organized Donor Coordinaion Forums and supporting activities,.
Identified capacity development needs of 43 partner municipalities in Armenia.
Organized and coordinated local government capacity development interventions in municipalities.
Professionals for Civil Society (PFCS) NGO - Civil Society Development.
President of PFCS (non profit) April 2009 to March 2011Professionals for Civil Society (PFCS)
Refined strategic directions for program implementation and further development.
Oversaw project operations to insure efficiency and cost-effective management of resources.
Reviewed activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives.
Evaluated performance of project staff for compliance with established policies and objectives of the organization and contributions in attaining objectives.
Promoted PFCS through written articles and personal appearances at conferences, on radio and TV.
Research project coordinator September 2007 to October 2008Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF)
Designed a 1750 household survey research, developed project implementation work plan, and prepared the research tools.
Developed “Interviewer's Instruction Manual” and conducted data
collection training for 21 interviewers, including a training on data analysis for local NGOs in
the regions as part of skills transfer objective.
Directly supervised and coordinated 1 secretary and 21 field workers
during data collection and data entry process.
Managed project changes and conducted interventions to achieve project
Analyzed the data on SPSS program, developed project reports and recommendations,
Managed project budget and project resource allocation.
Fluent in Armenian, English, Russian
Education and Training
Master of Arts : Political Science and International Relations - 2 year program, 2006American University of Armenia (AUA) － Yerevan, Armenia
AUA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), one of the seven regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (see at: https://www.wscuc.org/institutions/american-university-armenia).
Major: Public Administration,
Minor: Social Research
Other certificate: Environmental Science for Environmental Resource Conservation
Bachelor of Arts : English Language and Psychology - 5 year program, 1999Yerevan State Institute of Foreign Languages, V. Brusov － Yerevan, Armenia
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Local government background, inter-governmental and legislative relations,
Public policy development and grant writing expertise,
Community development and citizen engagement experience,
Research design, data collection and analysis,
Project management and media relations,
Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, Photoshop, Internet browsing.