Program coordinator for the areas of Human Rights and the Rule of Law

  • Yerevan
  • Open Society Foundations-Armenia
  • Duration: permanent
  • Education: elementary
  • Employment Type:
  • Closing Date: October 31, 2019
  • Posted on: September 30, 2019

This position is under the supervision of the Executive Director and Deputy Director in the department of human rights and the rule of law.

Job Profile:

  • Assisting with managing, monitoring, and evaluation of grants and projects within the Human Rights and the Rule of Law, including Strategic Litigation programs of the Foundation
  • Reviewing proposals and preparing summaries for follow up
  • Undertaking research tasks within the Foundation’s priorities in the areas of the Human Rights and Civil Society
  • Participating in the implementation of operational projects in the specified areas.


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 Public Policy, Social Sciences
  • Clear understanding of the critical human rights challenges and the needs of the justice reform 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 related to justice, human rights and freedoms
  • 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 17:00 p.m. on October 11, 2019, via e-mail: Only short listed candidates will be invited to the interview.


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Program coordinator for the areas of Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Open Society Foundations-Armenia

The Open Society Foundations were founded by George Soros, one of the world’s foremost
philanthropists, who since 1984 has given away $14 billion of a personal fortune made in the
financial markets.

Open Society has supported individuals and organizations across the globe fighting for freedom
of expression, transparency, accountable government, and for societies that promote justice and
equality. This giving has often focused on those who face discrimination purely for who they are,
such as Europe’s Roma people, and others pushed to the margins of mainstream society.
Soros has experienced such intolerance first-hand. Born in Hungary in 1930, he lived through the
Nazi occupation, which resulted in the murder of over 500,000 Hungarian Jews. In 1947, as the
Communists took power, Soros left Budapest for London and then emigrated to the United States,
entering the world of finance and investments where he was to make his fortune.
Soros began his philanthropy in 1979, giving scholarships to black South Africans under apartheid.
In the 1980s, he helped promote the open exchange of ideas in Communist Hungary; after the fall of
the Berlin Wall, he sought to strengthen democratic practice and institutions across East and Central
With the Cold War over, he expanded his philanthropy to the United States, Africa, and Asia, supporting a
vast array of new efforts to create more accountable, transparent, and democratic societies.

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