GEVORG A. TER-GABRIELYAN 53 Koghbatsi str., apt. 3 Yerevan, Armenia +374 91 01 73 91 +374 98 58 60 96 firstname.lastname@example.org Summary Gevorg Ter-Gabrielyan is an international development leader and a generalist with 26 years of experience working in transitional countries from the Balkans to Central Asia, with a focus on Armenia. His strengths include strategy development, NGO capacity building, program design, fundraising, grant-making, project management, participatory training methods, facilitation, moderation, and public speaking. His particular experience is with civil society, youth, media, regional studies, the European dimension and peace building. As a CEO of Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) in Armenia, Dr. Ter-Gabrielyan’s responsibilities include Board and team management, leading and implementing large-scale multiple year consortium projects, overseeing grant management, developing the organization’s strategy, and designing programs. He manages a staff of 15, including through team building, recruitment, training, supervision, and leadership. He has managed teams of 45. He is also responsible for fundraising, networking, and representing the Foundation at events and in the media, local and international. He is leading the EPF’s signature ‘Article 27’ talk show on Yerkir-media TV. Dr. Ter-Gabrielyan has also worked as Eurasia Program Manager and Senior Policy Advisor at International Alert, an organization working on conflict transformation and peace-building from London. He has also consulted businesses on organizational development in Armenia and Russia. He writes prolifically, contributing fiction in Armenian and Russian, or journalism and policy pieces in Armenian, Russian and English to a variety of media outlets, on topics ranging from international relations to management to conflict transformation and peace-building to European integration to Armenia’s development issues etc. He is a developer and editor of several handbooks and manuals, including on anti-corruption, project management, and conflict-sensitive reporting. He teaches a project management course for the international Master’s students at Yerevan State University. He has research and editing experience. His interests include literature and art. He is a dual British/Armenian citizen. Professional Experience Eurasia Partnership Foundation www.epfound.am Yerevan, Armenia Country Director November 2007-June 2013 CEO June 2013-present • •
Leading and implementing large-scale multi-year projects in Armenia, as well as crossborder projects with Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey, funded by USAID and other donors. Chief of Party for USAID-funded Support to Armenia-Turkey Rapprochement Program, September 2010-September 2012. 1
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Developing Program strategies. The Foundation has the following Programs: Europe; Armenia-Azerbaijan; Armenia-Turkey; Youth Leadership; Media and Freedom of Expression; Religious Tolerance; Social Enterprise; Anti-Corruption; Corporate Social Responsibility; Open Door; Thought Leadership. The areas of focus are civil society development, democracy, human rights, regions in Armenia, peace-building, media, youth, policy research and advocacy. Fundraising, networking, conducting research Planning, budgeting, managing growth Grant-making Representing the organization to donors and policy-makers; managing client relations (reporting etc.) Participating in the organization’s regional and international strategy development; preparing and participating in Board and Executive Committee meetings
Cartrade, a leading forklift truck trading company Change and Structural Development Director Moscow, Russia April 2006 – October 2007 • Facilitated the development of the mission and vision of the company, internal staff handbook, code of conduct, internal and external communication policies, organizational culture, team relations, training methods, etc. • Responsible for preparing the strategy of innovation and change in the areas of HR, departmental structure development, the business process, internal communications, teambuilding and team work, branches’ and dealers’ network-building, research and marketing, supplier and client relations Tourism Marketing Intelligence (TMI) Moscow, Russia September 2005 – April 2006 • Implementing PR and marketing projects at a UK Consultancy working on tourism and travel marketing and PR in Russia and CIS to increase the outbound tourism of Russian business, up market and educational traveler. • Working with World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and Tourism Ministry of RF on launching WTTC program in Russia • Strategy and organizational development, team building and facilitation International Alert www.international-alert.org Senior Policy Advisor for Eurasia London, UK July 2004-September 2005 • Providing policy advice to the Program, other organizations and European governments • In conjunction with Program Manager, developing the strategy of the Program • Ensuring sustainable funding for the Program, consistency and mutual complementarity of its various projects • Advising on project implementation and accompanying project officers • Research and analyses of the political, economic and conflict processes in Eurasia • Implementing projects Eurasia Programme Manager London, UK March 1998-July 2004 • Responsible for running International Alert’s Eurasia program 2
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Line managing people in multicultural teams Leading and implementing large-scale multiple year projects Fundraising, networking, conducting research Planning, budgeting, managing growth Representing the organization to clients (donors and policy-makers); managing client relations (reporting etc.) Developing Program strategies, Program policies, PR and promotional materials Developing partners’ technical skills, such as strategic planning and project management cycle Helping partner NGOs to develop their organizations’ policies and procedures; facilitating partner organizations developing their vision, mission, organizational policies and procedures, staff monitoring and evaluation, internal and external communication systems Participating in the organization’s strategy development as a member of Senior Management Team; participating in the development of Alert internal policies and procedures, code of conduct, internal and external communications as relevant for the work in Eurasia, with a particular attention to multicultural/multilingual communication needs and decreasing the gap between Alert procedures and partner organizations’ procedures Working on sustainability, SME development in conflict ridden areas and Corporate Social Responsibility of Companies Working on women/gender issues, refugees, ex-combatants and rehabilitation, youth, and journalism
Expert, member of Staff of the Senior Advisor to the President of the Republic of Armenia. May 1992-July 1993 • Review of relations of Armenia with the CIS states • Development of database of external relations • Analysis of political and economic situation in the CIS; emergency analysis • Preparation of press-releases and analytical reports • Member of a permanent workshop on Nagorny Karabakh under the auspices of the CSCE • Participation in negotiations within the framework of the CSCE Minsk group • Preparation of draft agreements and laws Center for Regional Research NGO Deputy Director, Senior Researcher Yerevan, Armenia February 1990-June 1992 • In conjunction with the Director, setting up one of the first independent organizations in Armenia • Developing organizational policies and procedures, people management practices, legal registration and fit within the legal system of an organization with more than 25 employees. • Analysis of the political, social and economic indicators in the CIS • Supervision of two departments with 15 employees: media monitoring and analytical department • Political consulting • Advising government on conflict developments (early warning) 3
Additional Experience Yerevan State University, Center for European Studies, MA in Human Rights and Democratization • Teaching a course on project management since 2013 Social and Cultural Innovation Lab (SKIL Foundation) Board Chair since 2012 (unpaid) • Chairing a small private foundation registered in Armenia Yerevan State Linguistic University Editor-in-Chief (unpaid), 2010-2012 • Language, Society and Communication: A Journal of Yerevan State Linguistic University Lecturer, Fall 2009 • Teaching a Graduate Course on Methodologies of Thought-Activity in Education Management Moscow School for Social and Economic Studies Lecturer, 2006 - 2007 Moscow, Russia • Taught an interdisciplinary course for Masters students: Methodologies of decisionmaking, problem-solving, organizational development, and conflict transformation. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Research Institute for International Affairs Scholar-in-Residence, Preventing Violent Conflict in Europe Project Ebenhausen, Germany January-December 1997 • Core group expert for the Caucasus in-depth study of the Conflict Prevention Network of the European Commission. • Responsible for two case studies on the Caucasus/Armenia, editing of a book, and participation in the Petroleum, Business and Conflict project. Bowling Green State University, Department of Political Science Instructor Ohio, USA, September-December 1996 • Courses Taught: American Government; Politics, Economy and Society in the CIS Department of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University, Armenia Lecturer and Academic Secretary February 1989- July 1993 • Selected courses taught: Current Situation in the Middle East, Caucasus, and CIS Education •
MPA, Public Administration with specialization in International and Comparative Administration, 4
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Bowling Green State University, Ohio (1996) MA, Society and Politics, Diploma with Distinction, Lancaster University, graduate studies at Central European University, Prague (1994) PhD (Kandidat of Sciences), Linguistics with a specialization in Turkic Linguistics, Academy of Sciences, Moscow (1989) Diploma with Distinction (MA equivalent), Oriental Studies, specialization in Turkish language and literature, Armenian language and literature, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia (1985)
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Training: Anti-corruption procedures of USAID (Yerevan, 2013, 2011); Fundraising from EU (Kiev, 2011); Commercial Sales Skills in B2B (Mitsubishi, 2006, 2007, Japan); PR, Marketing and Marketing Research in the Travel and Tourism Industry (TMI, 2005); Certificate in Civilian Personnel in Humanitarian and Peace-keeping Operations: Volunteers, Officers, Observers (Scuola S. Anna, Pisa, Italy 1996); Summer School in Justice and Power (Institute of Human Studies, Cortona, Italy 1994); Certificate in International Relations (Haiki International Seminar, Haiki, Greece, 1993)
Language skills: native Armenian and Russian, excellent English, some French and Turkish Computer proficiency: Microsoft Office, email/internet/web, GMS ME, Goldmine, CorelDraw, C-Commerce, 1S
Publications: over 100 in Armenian, Russian, English and German including: • •
Interview on peace and conflict transformation activities of civil society. In: Caucasus Edition, 2013 http://caucasusedition.net/analysis/interview-with-gevorg-ter-gabrielyaneurasia-partnership-foundation-in-armenia/ Creating a scandal to make a point – in whose favour? In: Dilemmas in peacebuilding practice in the South Caucasus. International Alert, 2013. http://www.internationalalert.org/sites/default/files/Caucasus_2013_DilemmasPeacebuilding_ConferenceRepo rt.pdf Post-Elections Armenia’ (ed.), in: Caucasus Analytical Digest, #53/54, July 2013. http://www.css.ethz.ch/publications/DetailansichtPubDB_EN?rec_id=2627
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How to Live in Armenia and Avoid Corruption. A toolkit (in Armenian). EPF, Yerevan, 2013 (member of editorial team). Myths and Conflict in the South Caucasus. Volume 2. Instrumentalisation of Conflict in Political Discourse. International Alert, 2013 (Research supervisor). Improving the EU’s Support for the Civil Society in its Neighborhood: Rethinking Procedures, Ensuring that Practices Evolve. A study for European Parliament. IRIS (Institute des Relations Internationales et Strategiques), Paris, 2012 (Co-author). Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum: The View of a Participant from Armenia. In: Caucasus Analytical Digest, #35-36, 15 February 2012 Higher Education System Reforms in Armenia: Internationalization, Modernization, Harmonization (co-author). Yerevan State Linguistic University, 2012. 5
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Social Construction of a Conflict: the Equation Policy in the Case of Nagorny Karabakh. In: Language, Society, Communication, #2, 2012. Yerevan State Linguistic University. The Experience of the Caucasus Forum: An Experiment in Holistic Peace Building. In: Mediation and dialogue in South Caucasus, International Alert, 2012. Europe’s Neglected East: Forging Partnership. In: Open Democracy, 25 November 2011. The Internal and the External: Politics, NGOs, Conflict and Peace in Armenia in: Adam Hug, ed., Spotlight on Armenia, Foreign Policy Center, London, February 2011. Methodological Observations on the Phenomenon of Creativity. (in Russian) In: Language, Society, Communication, #1, 2010. Yerevan State Linguistic University. European Union and Armenia. A manual (in Armenian). EPF, 2010 (member of editorial team) Hello, Europe. A manual (in Armenian). EPF, 2010 (member of editorial team) European Union and the Nagorny Karabakh conflict: An opportunity for Eastern Partnership engagement. In: Analytical Journal of the Center for Civilization and Culture Studies, #5, Yerevan State University, Yerevan 2010. The Archeology of Future Literature: Digging out Prose from Independent Armenia’s History. In: Caucasus Analytical Digest, #14, March 2010 Zero-sum or Positive-sum? Games and Reality Construction in the Caucasus Conflicts. In: Conflict in Post-Soviet Europe. The South Caucasus: Are there Scenarios for Resolution? Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, 2009. Armenia-Turkey Rapprochement: The Most Significant Positive Event in the Region since 1994 (If It Happens). In: Caucasus Analytical Digest, #11, 23 November 2009. Armenia and the Caucasus: Crossroads or Dead End? In: Caucasus Neighborhood: Turkey and the South Caucasus, Caucasus Institute, Yerevan, 2008. ‘Glocalization’ and Conflict Transformation: Using the Methodology of Systemic Thought-Activity to Counter Challenges of Globalization. In: OSCE Conference on Globalization and New Challenges of the 21st century. Yerevan, 2006 (RussianEnglish-Armenian) Towards Peace Games: Creative Games and Facilitation. A Comparison and Contrast. International Peace Research Association global conference, University of Calgary, 2006. Thinking about the Future of South Caucasus: An Evaluation of a Westminster Foundation for Democracy Project. In: South Caucasus: Perspectives of Integration, 2006 Caucasus Forum is 5 years old. An Experiment of People’s Diplomacy. In: Traditions of conflict resolution in the Caucasus and the methods used by civil society. Caucasus Forum. Yerevan, 2004 (in Russian) South Caucasus Writers about War. Project Leaders: Batal Kobakhia, Daur Nachkebia and Guram Odisharia. Maykop 2003. (in Russian) (ed.) Confidence-building in Conflict Zones: Challenges of NGO Networking. In: Give and Take: A Journal on Civil Society in Eurasia. Spring 2000, Vol. 3/issue 1. Strategies in Ethnic Conflict and a Regional Cooperation System for the Caucasus. In: Gianni Bonvicini, Ettore Greco, Bernard von Plate, Reinhardt Rummel (eds.) Preventing Violent Conflict: Issues from the Baltic and the Caucasus. A Joint Study of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, 6
Ebenhausen. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden, 1998 (Aktuelle Materialien zur Internationalen Politik, Band 50).
Vazgen Karapetyan Address: Phone: E-mail:
10 Hakobyan Street, Apt. 2, Yerevan 0033, Armenia (37410) 26-33-80 (home); (37410) 25-15-75 (office); (37491) 43-88-38 (cell) email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vazgen Karapetyan is a development professional with over 15 years of experience in international development programs. Since 1998, Vazgen took over the management of a big portfolio of EF/EPF cross-border and confidencebuilding initiatives in the region of the South Caucasus. In 2007, the portfolio was enlarged to include Armenia-Turkey programs. While managing these initiatives, Vazgen has always demonstrated good strategic thinking, advanced managerial capacity, and strong interpersonal and intercultural skills. In fact, Vazgenâ€™s ability to effectively work in multi-cultural environments, as well as to maintain equilibrium between the needs of confidence-building programs and sensitive government politics was in many ways instrumental in building the EF/EPFâ€™s regional program into one of the most successful institutionalized cross-border initiative in the whole region. During the recent years, Vazgen accumulated extensive experience in managing consortiums comprising local Armenian and foreign (Turkish) counterparts. Associate Country Director Vazgen Karapetyan joined the Foundation in 1998 as a Program Coordinator for the newly established South Caucasus Cooperation Program. Over 2003-2004, he was hosted at the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program. Before re-joining the Foundation in 2006, he worked in the capacity of Program Manager with Catholic Relief Services in Armenia. Vazgen is a graduate of the Yerevan State Medical Institute. In addition, he holds an MA in Political Science and International Relations from the American University of Armenia. He is a member of Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center NGO.
Work Experience March 2010 to Present
Eurasia Partnership Foundation Yerevan, Armenia Associate Director: assists the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with the day-to-day management of the country office; supervises all staff of Armenia office alongside with CEO; ensures general supervision of cross-border projects; assists CEO with consortium management; coordinates the fundraising work of EPF including the development of fundraising proposals in the area of cross-border programming; alongside with CEO decides the structure and org chart of the office; maintains close contact with donors; responsible for smooth administration of programs and of the office; circulation of all documentation; financial management, compliance with Armenian law and EPF procedures; approves payment documents; supervises bids and grant competitions.
Aug. 2006 to Feb 2010
Eurasia Partnership Foundation Yerevan, Armenia Senior Cross-Border Programs Manager: provided primary program oversight of the Program grant portfolio in Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan; took the lead in organizing the annual operating plan process for the grant-making component of the EPF crossborder programs; working with the colleagues in Azerbaijan and Georgia, identified and developed new program directions and initiatives that respond to identified needs, funding opportunities and/or build on existing programs; working with the Outreach and Page 1 of 4
Development Coordinator, designed and implemented programmatic outreach strategies to introduce the various components of the program; maintained liaison with counterpart program staff members at other international organizations and USAID. Oct. 2005 to July 2006
Catholic Relief Services/Armenia Yerevan, Armenia Program Manager: ensured program quality and growth for CRS/Armenia; in close collaboration wit the Head of Office, provided a leading role in programming strategy development and fundraising efforts, as well as provided overall supervision of all CRS/Armenia Program Departments/Program Initiatives consistent with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) agency-wide policies and procedures and the CRS Europe/Middle East Regional Strategy; participated in decision-making for the overall management of CRS/Armenia operations and frequently represent CRS with the local governance structures, the local Church, other religious leaders as well as local/international actors and other civil society partners.
May 1998 to Sept. 2005
The Eurasia Foundation Yerevan, Armenia Program Coordinator, South Caucasus Cooperation Program: provided primary program oversight of Program grant portfolio in Armenia, including pre- and post-award monitoring and evaluation; provided guidance on program strategy to applicants and other interested parties; designed and implemented outreach and publicity strategies; maintain project database; assisted the regional director develop the Program’s annual strategy, statistical summaries, and occasional reports; liaised with Armenian government agencies, international organizations, and USAID; recommended potential collaborations with other donors to Regional Director; represented the Program at official events and coordination meetings.
Oct. 1997 to April 1998
Save the Children Federation Yerevan, Armenia Grants Officer: participated in the elaboration of “Request For Proposals” for PVOs and local NGOs wishing to participate in grants competitions; reviewed project proposals; conduced pre-qualification visits to prospective applicants; managed different aspects of grants awarded, while conducting programmatic and financial compliance visits to grant recipients; reviewed and responded to grantees’ narrative reports; provided training on procedures to the new grantees.
1995 to 1997
Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Armenia Hygiene and Epidemic Protection Service Yerevan, Armenia Epidemiologist (Senior Lieutenant of Medical Service): collected and processed data on hygienic conditions and the proliferation of infectious diseases within Armenian Armed Forces; conducted site visits and took necessary preventive/anti-epidemic measures in cases of infectious diseases’ outbreaks; conducted preventive site visits to potential epidemic enclosed areas.
Education 2003 to 2004
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Public Policy Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Non-Degree Program Certificate Major area of interest: role of think thanks and policy institutions in policy formation processes in the United States
1994 to 1996
American University of Armenia School of Political Science and International Affairs Master of Arts in Political Science (GPA: 3.74)
1988 to 1994
Yerevan State Medical Institute Sanitation-Hygiene Faculty Diploma in Medical Prophylactics (Epidemiology) Page 2 of 4
Awards 2003 – 2004
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Administered by the Institute of International Relations University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Non-degree Fellowship at the Department of Public Policy
July 1-12, 2002
Open Society Institute Academic Grant Award Central European University’s Summer School Budapest, Hungary Course on Ethnic Relations and Democratization in Eastern Europe (Secession, Federalism and Minority Rights)
Training/Affiliation May – June 2004
Armenian Assembly of America Washington, D.C. Professional Affiliation at the AAA’s Research and Information Department Involvement: observed the AAA’s strategies and practices in developing, marketing and advocating policies with the policy expert community and government of the United States
American Management Association San Francisco, U.S.A. Critical Thinking: A New Paradigm for Peak Performance Certificate of Completion
January – March 2004
Duke University, Office of Continuing Studies North Carolina, U.S.A. Certificate Program in Non-Profit Management Certificate of Completion
UNC at Chapel Hill North Carolina, U.S.A. Authentic Leadership Program Certificate of Completion
August – Nov. 2001
“IATC” Educational Fund Yerevan, Armenia Accounting Classes Certificate of Completion
Sept.1995 to Nov.1995
National Institute of Health Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia Yerevan, Armenia Final Course in Epidemiology Certificate of Completion
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Languages Native in Armenian and Russian Fluent in English
Computer Skills Microsoft Office Suite
References Available upon request
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MARINA AYVAZYAN 35 Sayat-Nova Ave., Apt. 38, Yerevan 0025, Armenia +374 10 553288 (h), +374 91 210346 (m) • email@example.com
QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE A committed professional, experienced in the fields of business management and nonprofit sectors. Experienced in strategic and operational planning, financial forecast and oversight of large scale strategic operations in multi-partner and multi-cultural consortium settings. Marina has over 15 years of experience in the field of promoting democracy, community development, socioeconomic development, civil society and grant-making, and managing grant portfolios of more than 3 mln. USD funds. Fundraising experience of more than 4 mln USD in a five-year period. Extensive work experience with a broad spectrum of businesses, diplomatic missions, and government structures, non-governmental organizations, consulting agencies, working in the sectors of: research coordination, business advocacy, information technologies, tourism, agriculture, education, vulnerable groups, law and civil rights and others. Effective record of developing linkages between public sector and donors, development of the methodology of introducing corporate social responsibility to local businesses. Experience in development and application of impact based program design, program logical frameworks, monitoring and evaluation guidelines. Good presentation, communication, public speaking and negotiation skills. Excellent administrative and program management skills in multinational environments. Experienced in planning and implementation of large-scale events: forums, conferences, policy discussions, business trips, exchange programs and others. Good knowledge of grant and technical service management policies of US AID, EU funding instruments and other major donor procedures.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN NONPROFIT SECTOR EURASIA PARTNERSHIP FOUNDATION ARMENIA June 2010 to present www.epfound.am DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Coordinate EPFs program team activities with design and execution of program areas. Assist the management with development of annual strategy and action and financial plans for operating programs, evaluation of current projects, identification of stakeholder groups, outreach of EPF services and projects with other organizations, application of proper policies and procedures. Develop program indicators and logical frameworks according to USAID and EPF guidelines and procedures. Coordinate grant and research projects, including background research, community needs assessments, baseline surveys and evaluations. Handle client and stakeholder relationship work; work with various stakeholders in the fields of CSI, private sector, and Migration for the purpose of coordination of efforts. Organization of focus group discussions, round tables, networking events. Serve on the selection boards for public policy development, advocacy, civil society development, economic issues and other grant making initiatives implemented by partner organizations. EURASIA PARTNERSHIP FOUNDATION ARMENIA February 1998 to June 2010 www.epfound.am SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER Develop concept papers, budgets, request for proposals, program acceptance memoranda, program justification papers, bidding documents, service contracts, evaluation and research frameworks, reports and agreements. Manage the Corporate Social Investment Program, starting from initiation and management of baseline assessments, organizing public discussions (conferences, seminars, workshops) and organization of the study tours. Organize stakeholders meetings (businesses, international and local NGOs, media, Government representatives), events and capacity building (training on different topics of Corporate Social Investment). Establishment of the relationships with businesses, central and local government representatives. Provide ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the grant projects. Manage the budget of the program, contractual agreements, payments, procurement and other logistics related to implementation of specific events and activities.
Marina Ayvazyan • +374 91 21 03 46 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Manage a Migration program through Migration Resource and Returnee Centers (MRRC)s across Armenia. Facilitate networking between EPF funded Resource centers and other stakeholders (state and international agencies dealing with the issues of migration). Organize trainings, workshops and networking meetings to facilitate exchange of experiences, capacity building, enhance learning through peer-to-peer experiences. Develop and manage the budget of the project, procurement policies and other logistics related to implementation of specific events and activities. Elaboration of the private sector development strategy and operational plan, development and implementation of fundraising strategies. Manage grant portfolios: Organize and manage grant competitions, maintain Grants Management System, i.e. conduct due diligence related to grant projects: prepare acceptance memoranda, introduce selection rationale to board of advisors, conduct monitoring and evaluation of grants, close-out reports, develop and maintain relevant documents in line with EPF program handbook. Maintain the Program Management Information System, input data on a regular basis on progress of programs, tasks and activities completed. Develop program reports and close-out evaluations.
EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS SECTOR ARDATECH LLC, YEREVAN, ARMENIA MARKETING MANAGER Established contacts with suppliers and customers. Developed company's development strategy. Holds negotiations with international partners. Ongoing communication with suppliers, large clients. Budget preparation and sales management. Customer service policies. Customer promotion schemes. Good financial management record.
2007 to present
INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING BUSINESS CENTRE www.iabcentre.am LECTURER Development of curricula and instruction on Business Taxation.
March 2003 to present
“TATEV-95” PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT CENTER May 1996 to December 1997 FINANCIAL MANAGER Preparation of financial and technical reports, preparation of budgets for the year, balance sheets and income statements. “ALBION” TEACHING CENTER ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER
September 1994 to December 1997
ACADEMIC EDUCATION FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW AND DIPLOMACY January to June 2009 ADVANCED CERTIFICATE PROGRAM ON INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND FINANCE A six-month advanced Certificate Program on International Economics and Finance course offered an academic course in the areas of: The role of financial markets and financial intermediation for economic performance; International Financial Management; Corporate Finance and Leadership. ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERED CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS (ACCA) February 2001 to present www.accaglobal.com (England, Great Britain) ACCA Professional Examination Route (PER) based on International Accounting Standards (IAS). 2
Marina Ayvazyan • +374 91 21 03 46 • email@example.com Passed Papers: 2.1. Information System, 2.3. Business Taxation, 2.6. Audit and Internal Review, 2.4. Financial Management. Papers: 2.5. Financial Reporting attempted and 3.2 Advanced Taxation will be attempted in June 2006 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN ARMENIA May 1994 November 1996 www.aua.am MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN MARKETING YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY www.ysu.am BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS) IN MATHEMATICS
September 1989 to July 1994
TRAINING COURCES AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED November, 2012
EU Institutions, Funding Instruments, Grant and Technical Support Schemes for the Countries of Eastern Partnership Region.European Academy, Belgium, Brussels
Conflict Transformation Capacity Building, Peaceful Change Initiative, to design, run and monitor impactful programs for ‘peace writ’ large”, Tbilisi Georgia
June 20-21, 2006
Workshop on Country-Led Evaluations and Systems (CLES), Prague, Czech Republic International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) http://www.ideas-int.org Presentation on “Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects and Programs” during plenary and discussion on possible application of CLES.
Twelfth OSCE Economic Forum Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prague, Czech Republic http://www.osce.org Presentation on Development of Business Associations in Armenia during plenary session as well as discussion of trends of economic development in Armenia during workshops.
International Program for Development Evaluation Training http://www.ipdet.org Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada International Training Program on: “Assessing Organizational Performance”, “Millennium Development Goals- Implications for Development Evaluation”; and “Using Logic Models in Development Evaluation”. This is WB funded program. Certificate of successful completion.
Sep. – Nov. 2002
Glasgow Caledonian University http://www.gcal.ac.uk/ Glasgow Caledonian University, 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow United Kingdom G4 0BA Accounting Reform Program targeted at the reform in Higher Education sector in Armenia. Project framework includes exchange program of Armenian lecturers with the tutors of Glasgow Caledonian University, development of new accounting curricula for Armenian Universities and recommendations for the professional qualifications were made. The program is completed.
COMPUTER SKILLS MS Office: Windows, Excel, Access, Internet, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Outlook, PMIS, GMS, MIS, basic SPSS
LANGUAGE SKILLS Armenian, Russian – native, English – fluent, French – elementary knowledge. 3
Marina Ayvazyan • +374 91 21 03 46 • firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER SKILLS Drivers’ License (B,C)
MEMBERSHIPS Associate Member: Association of Accountants and Auditors of Armenia Member: International Development Evaluation Association
REFERENCES Available upon request.
Gayane Mkrtchyan Address: Apt. 9, 14 Babayan str., Yerevan, Armenia, Telephone #: (home) 37410-25-36-06, (work) 37410-58-60-95 (ext. 207), (mobile): (374) 91-40-79-53, e-mail: email@example.com Summary of qualifications: A committed development professional, with more than nineteen-years of experience in developing civil society, youth leadership, rural communities, non-formal education, , volunteer-led action and conflict transformation strategies. A public sector specialist knowledgeable in designing result-based, innovative and effective initiatives that help people with underrepresented backgrounds with educational strategies aimed at reducing poverty, overcoming economic instability, developing leadership, participation, and engaging youth and in local development processes. Significant record in promoting volunteerism, civic participation, and community activism at grassroots levels. Effective working skills in a multi-partner and consortium settings. Other strengths include: fundraising skills with focus on educational and development programs. Designing and managing successful projects, including merit and need based scholarship and assistantships for students. Proven skills in writing proposals, publications and reports, as well as program review and monitoring skills. Extensive experience in organizing large-scale events, developing and facilitating educational programs, grant and competitions; combined with good administrative, grant management and program management skills. Excellent public speaking, presentation and interpersonal skills. A demonstrated ability to communicate across cultures and work with diverse groups of individuals, design and manage conflict-transformation, tolerance building strategies with focus on NGOs, Universities and young people.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Program Manager for Community and Youth Leadership, Eurasia Partnership Foundation, (http://ybinternationalnetwork.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/project-planning-youthbank-internationalplatform/) November 2005 – present. Responsibilities include: Manage the EPF’s youth leadership program called “Youth Bank”, in 10 regions of Armenia. Organize capacity building of youth in leadership, needs assessment, critical and creative thinking, teamwork, strategic thinking, participatory and grant-making skills. Facilitate the process of developing young people’s grant-making skills, empowering change through practical action. Facilitate networking between different youth groups within the country and with international partner organizations. Organize bi-monthly trainings, workshops and networking meetings to facilitate exchange of experiences, enhance learning through peer-to-peer experiences. Develop and manage the budget of the project, procurement policies and other logistics related to implementation of specific events and activities. Coordinate overall donor-related activities: meetings, reporting and fundraising. Develop annual strategies for specific initiatives. Contribute to EPF’s strategy discussions, program design working groups. Develop concept papers, request for proposals, program acceptance memoranda, program justification papers, budgets and reports for EPF strategic priorities for Community and Youth Programs. Incorporate cross-sectoral activities into youth program: such as involvement of media, businesses, government agencies into youth initiatives, as well as initiate conflict-resolution, anticorruption and advocacy initiatives into youth and community programs.. Managed the Migrant and Returnee Resource Centers establishment program to support informed labor migration and support returnee reintegration into society, through legal support, job fairs, cooperating with local agencies for support. Managed a country-wide Networking program between the the Resource Centers for Community Development in the regions of Armenia. Organize networking meetings, events and capacity building of the network members as well as the network. Provide on-going monitoring and evaluation of the grant projects of the resource centers and their beneficiaries: community-based organizations. Manage the budget
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of the program, contractual agreements, payments, procurement and other logistics related to implementation of specific events and activities. Organize grant competitions for community based organizations and youth groups. Organize and manage the review and selection of projects during the competition; Maintain Grants Management System, i.e. conduct due diligence related to grant projects: prepare acceptance memoranda, introduce selection rationale to board of advisors, conduct monitoring and evaluation of grants, close-out memoranda, develop and maintain relevant documents in line with EF program handbook. Coordinator of Gender and Youth Development Program, United States Department of Agriculture Marketing Assistance Project, Armenia, 2000 – 2005. Responsibilities included: identify, prepare, implement and appraise gender and rural youth development projects; design and coordinate a Rural Youth Program modeled after the US. 4-H youth agricultural programs. Worked with more than 120 youth clubs in all regions of Armenia, including annual training camps, small project implementation, public speaking, animal and farm fairs and competitions for more than 2000 young people. Educational Program Coordinator, USDA Marketing Assistance Project, Yerevan, Armenia, 1994 – 2000. Responsibilities included: Liaison between USA based - lead academic, research and extension projects and Armenian Agricultural Academy and Research Institutions; develop scholarship and student assistantship programs for degree and non-degree programs for students and professors, assist in the modernization of Ag. Academy’s administrative management, curricula and professional competencies. Develop international relations between Ag Academy and Fresno State University, Texas A&M, TACIS/TEMPUS, Swedish University of Agriculture and others; assist in the design and establishment of the Agribusiness Teaching Center based in the Armenian Agricultural Academy; Assist students and faculty on internet searches for information, grants, scholarships, and international training opportunities; Develop and conduct international student exchange programs with US universities such as Fresno State University, Hohenheim University, Mediterranean Agricultural Institute of Chania and other US Land Grant Universities. Teacher of English and Russian Languages, College (affiliated with the National Academy of Sciences) 1992 – 1994. Responsibilities included: Instruction of Russian language and literature and English. EDUCATION Brusov Institute of Russian and Foreign Languages, Department of Russian Studies, Yerevan, Armenia, 1986-1992: Diploma of Philology, Russian Language and Literature ADDITIONAL TRAINING COURSES ATTENDED International Youth Banks Exchange of Experiences, Conference, January, 2013, organized by YB Germany
(http://ybinternationalnetwork.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/project-planning-youthbank-internationalplatform/ ) Participation in Black Sea NGO Forum, organized by Black Sea Trust, Romania, 2011 and 2012 Conflict Transformation Capacity Building, (Peaceful Change Initiative) to design, run and monitor impactful programs for ‘peace writ’ large”, March, 2012, Tbilisi Georgia The Technology of Participation: Participatory Strategic Planning Course, The Institute of Cultural Affairs (www.ICA-UK.org.uk), Belfast, Northern Ireland, September, 2008 Youth Work Methodologies in Contested Spaces, Public Achievement, NI UK, and Baketik Peace Building organization, Spain, October, 2007
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International Youth Bank Experiences, Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, (CFNI), UK, April, 2007 Agricultural Youth Development Program Training with Ohio State University 4-H Program, 2003 Higher Education Senior Leadership and Management Training, Texas A&M University with Higher Education officials from the Government and the Agricultural Academy– 2001 Agricultural Policy and Infrastructure Development, Kentucky State University, 1999 Socio Economic And Gender Analysis courses and summer schools /UN/FAO Regional Office for Europe, Working Party of Women – (1997-2007, Spain, Uzbekistan, Finland, Italy, Ireland, Austria, Hungary) Summer School on Agritourism and Rural Development, Italy, 2000 University Administrative Management, Strategic Planning, Fresno Univ., 1998 Kennan Institute of Russian Studies – 2-week Summer Internship in Washington, DC, 1997 OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS Member of Executive Board of Youth Bank International Network (includes 25 countries) Socio Economic And Gender Analysis /SEAGA/ certified trainer by UN/FAO – training conducted in Uzbekistan Author of 2 Case Studies on Gender Differences included in the SEAGA Training Manual of FAO Regional Office For Europe Women in Development Program Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal ability in English with a focus on both technical and administrative writing. Experience in public speaking at the academic and regional levels. Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Web Site administration
Armenian - Native, English - Excellent, Russian - Fluent, French – Fair
Honors: Certificates of Appreciation for Superior Performance from the US Embassy in Armenia in 1997,1998, 1999, 2002, 2003 References available from:
Vernon Ringland, Youth Bank Program Coordinator, Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, Belfast, UK, e-mail: VRingland@communityfoundationni.org, ph#: +44 2890 408706. Levon Gyulkhasyan, PhD, Senior Program Leader, Foreign Agricultural Service, US Department of Agriculture South Caucasus Initiative in Armenia ( e-mail: Levon.Gyulkhasyan@fas.usda.gov, ph: (374-91-41-28-47) Marta Bruno, Knowledge Management and Evaluation Officer, FAO Office of Evaluation (OED), Room B451, Tel. : +39 06 57054764, Skype: martabruno, e-mail: Marta.Bruno@fao.org
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ISABELLA SARGSYAN Teryan street 19, Apt.36, Yerevan, Armenia +37495 436415 firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary Isabella Sargsyan is Project Management and Communication specialist with 15 years of experience. Her specialization includes the theory and practice of human rights, conflict transformation, research, training and communications. She also have an extensive training provision and consultancy experience working as an invited trainer and consultant for various organizations including Council of Europe, OSCE, UNIFEM, SOS Children’s Villages, Saferworld, CARE and others. Isabella is also knowledgeable in the application of modern communication and information technologies to improve branding and programming of organizations, increasing visibility of action in the fields of civil society at large, marketing of SCO services and promotion of civic activism as well as in the practical use of social media, multi-media and other innovative platforms for public engagement; organizational networking, conducting campaigns and advocacy through Internet. Isabella has significant experience in public speaking practiced broadly in large-scale events and TV talk shows. Having her educational background in sociology and religion, Isabella has a proven record of leading large-scale studies, conducting research projects and developing policy recommendations. She is a fellow of Heirich Boell Foundation and author/editor of number of publications. Her strengths include strategy development, program design, and project management, particularly in the areas of media, journalism, human rights, and conflict resolution. Professional Experience Eurasia Partnership Foundation Armenia www.epfound.am Programs and Communications Manager Yerevan, Armenia; May 2008 – present • • • • • • • •
Managing Religious tolerance projects funded by Government f Netherlands, Council of Europe and other donors; Managing Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace and Dialogue projects funded by UK Government; Supervising research projects related to Human Rights and Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Transformation; Developing policy papers and recommendations in issues of Human Rights and Religious Freedom; Fundraising and designing of project proposals; Reporting to donors Supervision of EPF Communication team responsible for Armenia’s website and social media pages, Developing EPF outreach materials including Annual Reports
Major Accomplishments Successfully fundraised from various donors and implemented number of $100,000 + projects. Conduced number of trainings for journalists and bloggers, joint Armenia-Azerbaijani meetings; supervised dozens of small cross-border projects. Edited Training Manual on Peaceful Coverage for journalists, Policy paper on State of Religious Tolerance in Armenia, conducted desk research and supervised field study on Child Rights and Religious Freedom. 1
PA Government Services inc. / USAID South Caucasus Water Program http://scaucasuswater.org/ Communications/Grants Management Specialist Yerevan, Armenia; Dec 2006 – May 2008 Carried out public participation projects and outreach plan Designed and implemented stakeholder training scheme Was responsible for overall management of Small Grants Program Liaison with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and Donor community Prepared Quarterly/Annual reports and presentations to USAID Wrote USAID success stories and contributed to other publications Prepared, conducted and evaluated community mobilization forums and trainings in rural Civil Society Network/ USAID Communications and Training Coordinator Yerevan, Armenia; January 2005 – June 2005 Border line regions of Armenia (Tavush and Geghrkunik);
Carried out needs analyses; Liaised with local authorities, NGOs, community leaders; Provided special training for trainers; Ensured effective communications among partners
OSCE Public Awareness Program Expert Yerevan, Armenia; June 2004 – June 2005 Held public lectures on freedom of conscience and religion Participated as a guest speaker on live TV presentations on Armenian current law on ‘Freedom of Conscience and Religious organizations’, religious tolerance, minority rights and alternative military service Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Armenian Committee NGO Youth Programs Manager Yerevan, Armenia; September 1998- March 2003
Coordinated public campaigning and advocacy work Organized trainings, seminars, youth camps and study visits Moderated e-groups, developed bulletins and newsletters. Conducted trainings on advocacy, elections, human rights, youth policy and conflict transformation Edited “The Collage” South Caucasus Youth Magazine
Education MSc, Human Rights, Department of Sociology London School of Economics and Political Science, UK (2006) MA, Theology/Religion, Yerevan State University, Armenia (2003) BA, Theology/Religion, Yerevan State University, Armenia (2001) 2
Additional Experience Talk Show co-author/Presenter Dar 21 TV. “Mekh” talk show 2005 Talk Show Presenter Armenian Public Television. “Nkugh” talk show 2004-2005 Project Director/ Editor in Chief “The Collage: Women for Peace” South Caucasus Youth Magazine, Yerevan, Armenia May 2004 – November 2007 Editorial Board Member “The Collage” International Youth Magazine, Prague Czech Republic 1999 – 2000 Fellow Heinrich Boell Foundation fellowship for young academics of the South Caucasus 2006-2007 Publications Armenian Elections. No room for optimism? Caucasus Analytical Digest N53-54 http://www.css.ethz.ch/publications/pdfs/CAD-53-54.pdf Editor of Training Manual on Peaceful Coverage for journalists; “HIV/AIDS and Rapid Testing in Armenia” study /policy paper (with Gayane Ghazaryan and Arevik Martirosyan); Permanent contributor to Media.am web site: http://www.media.am/isabella-sargsyan Training and Consulting Experience 2013 – Consultancy for Council of Europe on Child Rights and Religious Freedom; 2012 – Fundraising and Communications Consultant for SOS Kinderdorf Children’s Villages, Armenia; 2011 – Consultancy for Safer World UK based NGO in Gali region, Georgia/Abkhazia; 2011 – Consultant and researcher for AIDS Inforshare NGO, Russia; 2010 – Senior trainer on Human rights and Community Development in CARE project on women empowerment in the South Caucasus (EC funding); 2009-2010 – Trainer on Conflict Management in IKV-Pax Christi funded project on youth leadership in the South Caucasus; 2008-2009 – Trainings for observers and proxies on electoral code and process of elections; 3
2005 – Trainer in program implemented by Youth for Democracy NGO on CEDAW and UN 1325 resolution in rural areas of Republic of Armenia, supported by UNIFEM; 2005 – Coordinator in Armenia of Yavas-Gamats Armenian-Turkish dialogue program and summer school, financed by Council of Europe; 2004 – Coordinator of Trust building project between Armenian and Azerbaijani youth. Organization of youth meeting with Azerbaijani participants in Armenia supports by IKV Netherlands; 2003 – Organizer and coordinator of Summer School for Intercultural Dialogue and Understanding (with participation of young people from Azerbaijan) with Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly, France with support of Council of Europe; 2003 – Module developer and Senior Trainer in "The choice is yours" program devoted to elections financed by World Learning, Armenia; 2002 – Organizer and Senior trained in "Youth and Elections" international training in Yerevan with support of Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe (IDEE); 2001 – Trainer on peace culture and dialogue for refugee children living in Communal Centers, with "Mission Armenia" NGO and UNHCR; 2001 – Trainer in “Democracy and Leadership” seminar organized by All Armenian Women’s Union and IDEE; 2001 – Trainer in “Peace and environmental education” camp for refugee children from rural areas, with support of Catholic Relief Service; 2000 – Facilitator in “Voice of Youth - Armenia” project financed by UNICEF Other qualifications and awards Governmental Award holder for “Achievements and Contribution in the Development of Youth Sector in Armenia”, 2003 Language skills: native Armenian, fluent English and Russian, basic French and Spanish Computer proficiency: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Wordpress, GMS ME (Grants Management System)
GAYANE MANVELYAN nd 2 District, Apt. 3-43, 0910 Metsamor, Armenia•(+374 93 195325)• email@example.com
EDUCATION 2008-2010 Master of Arts in European Studies (diploma with honor), Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov. 2004-2008 Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Area Studies (diploma with honor), Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov.
WORK EXPERIENCE 2011 (ongoing) Programs and Communications Assistant in Eurasia Partnership Foundation/ Projects: “Youth Community Peace-building through New Media” financed by British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, “Support to Armenia-Turkey Rapprochement” financed by USAID, Religious Tolerance in Armenia financed by Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands). http://www.epfound.am/, http://armturkdialogue.net/
Main Functions: Supporting project implementation through: 1) monitoring accepted grants along with the project managers (sitevisits, processing the applications and payments in the GMSME grant management/financial system, preparing acceptance and close-out memorandums, and other documentation required by EPF procedures), 2) keeping up a correspondence with project stakeholders, 3) organizing outreach events (seminars, conferences, round-table discussions, business meetings, presentations, etc.) in Armenia and abroad, 4) taking minutes and drafting programmatic reports, 5) translation and interpretation from Armenian to English (or reverse), 6) backstopping the projects in managers’ absence, 7) preparing distribution materials for public events, 8) maintaining EPF website and Contact Database.
2010 (September-December) Assistant to the UNRC Senior Advisor/Intern at UNDP in Armenia (40 hours/week).
Main functions: Providing administrative assistance to UNRC Senior Advisor through: 1) pre-screening, drafting and archiving correspondences, 2) collecting data for project concepts, 3) making translations and interpretation from Armenian to English (or reverse), 4) providing administrative support within the frames of UNDP projects when necessary.
Accomplishments: 1) Provided assistance in organizing the presentation of Armenian’s Progress Report on Achievements towards National Millennium Development Goals and commemoration event of the UN 65thanniversary on October 24, 2010, 2) provided interpretation from Armenian to English (and reverse) within the frames of the project “View:
Armenian Contemporary Art” supported by UNDP in Armenia (see the publication of the same name by Asieh L. Nassehi-Javan, Yerevan 2011).
2010-2011 (August-January) Member of coordinating team of Armenian-Turkish project “Armenian Voices of Istanbul”, financed by dvv international.
Main functions: Administrative and programmatic coordination of the project both in Istanbul and Yerevan.
2010 (March-December) Coordinator of Georgian-Armenian youth project “Stereotypes, Conflict and Regionalism”, financed by Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg. Main functions: Administrative and programmatic coordination of the project both in Yerevan and Tbilisi.
2009-2010 (August-March) Research Assistant/Intern at the Armenian Center for National and International Studies.
Main functions: 1) Conducting research on EU-Russia relation and Eastern Partnership, 2) assisting the director and PR manager in event organization, 3) participating in weekly briefings, seminar and conferences organized by the ACNIS.
CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, TRAININGS 2013 (July 6-13) Prague Summer School “New Development Cooperation: Breaking the Chains of Poverty”, Prague, Czech Republic. 2013 (June 17-20) Workshop “Peacemakers 2013: How to Overcome Prejudice with Dignity”, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 (November 15-December 21) Photo Course by Vahan Stepanyan, PanArmenian photo, Yerevan. 2011 (February 5-10) Workshop “Adult Education and Oral History Methodology Contributing to ArmenianTurkish Reconciliation”, Berlin, Germany. 2010 (August 16-25) Workshop “Adult Education and Oral History Methodology Contributing to ArmenianTurkish Reconciliation”, Antakya, Turkey. 2|Page
2010 (July 21-25) Project Management Seminar, Bakuriani, Georgia. 2010 (March 20-27) Project Development Seminar, Bakuriani, Georgia. 2010 (January 27-31) Winter School “Redefining American Democracy”, Tsakhkadzor, Armenia. 2009 (July 31-August 6) International Summer School of Young Researchers “Political and Social Processes in Eurasia. Looking Forward to New Paradigms”, Tsakhkadzor, Armenia. Presentation delivered “The Anti-Crisis Immunity of the Armenian Youth. 20 Years of Uncertainty vs. One.”
PUBLICATIONS “The Wind of Change has the Name “Hrant Dink”, Armenian Voices of Istanbul, p. 38, Yerevan 2011, http://goo.gl/4yTJaL. Eastern Partnership: Actions, Perceptions, Reactions”, East-West Crossroad, Yerevan 2010, http://goo.gl/pg3vgI.
COMPUTER SKILL SMS Office, GMSME, CMS, Internet.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Armenian (native), Russian (fluent), English (fluent, TOEFL iBT score of 112), French (intermediate).
NELLY KHACHATRYAN Avan, 42 Durian Street Yerevan, Armenia Tel.: (+374 10) 61 06 09 Mob: (+374 91) 33 09 18 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Accountancy Training Center (IATC) Certificate Course on Financial Accounting
Armenian State University of Economics Certificate Course in Business Accounting
1991 – 1996
Yerevan State University Faculty of Romance and Germanic Languages and Literature Diploma in Philology Majors: English, German, Foreign Literature
WORK EXPERIENCE Dec 6, 2012 – present
Eurasia Partnership Foundation Finance Manager
Responsibilities include: Perform duties of Finance Manager for EPF and oversee all accounting activities of the EPF Preparation/review of annual budgets for core grant and new program budgets in consultation with the Country Director, key budget holders, regional financial staff Maintain all financial records for the project office and for any subsidiary offices Serve as the main point of contact with banks in which project accounts are held, track all project bank accounts Track all project financial inflows and outflows, ensuring that all funds provided to the project office are properly accounted for Maintain, secure and distribute petty cash through advance holders in the office Track expenses against budgetary projections to identify areas of over-spending and to suggest corrective action Provide assistance to the administrative team regarding local subcontracts, review, approval and budget analysis Monitor on regular basis the project’s cash position and prepare/submit monthly budgetary projections and operational cash requests Manage preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual book closings and balances according to RoA Legislation Perform other duties as required by Country Director
Mar 23, 2009 – Dec 6, 2012
Eurasia Partnership Foundation Finance Associate
Responsibilities included: Review of financial documents in compliance with RoA Legislation and EPF established procedures and policies; Preparation of payments in HSBC.net, processing of payments in GMS ME and Armenian Software Accountant system, Reconciliation of bank accounts, appropriate budget/donor tracking through established codes, draft initial managerial reporting package; Assisting in regular financial reporting, including Finance Reports to DC and Managerial Reporting to Region and Country Director; Preparation of tax, social security and other reports in accordance with RoA Legislation; Backstopping for Finance Manager in his / her absence, perform other relevant duties as requested by the Finance Manager/Chief Accountant.
Tetra Tech ES, Inc. Branch in Armenia (USAID financed program) Finance Administrator September 29, 2009 – November 28, 2012 Responsibilities included: Preparation of monthly reconciliation reports (Imprest system) and receipts for corporate office.
PA Consulting Group, Armenia (USAID financed program) Program Specialist/ Finance Administrator/Cashier October 27, 2000 – March 3, 2009 Responsibilities included wide range of administrative, financial, contractual and reporting functions for PA projects in Armenia. Perform accounting functions including overseeing field office project finances and preparation of funds request, maintenance of project financial reporting; management of petty cash; preparation of monthly reconciliation reports and receipts for corporate office; maintenance of banking records and wire transfer requests; maintenance of office file system and deliverables database, incoming/outgoing correspondence files; timesheets and expense reports, invoices/receipts, payroll/vacation sheets, personnel records and administration, support coordination with home office. Responsible for in-country logistics of consultants, visa processing and country clearance requests/exit interviews; hotel, travel and meeting arrangements; conference/seminar planning.
Hagler Bailly Services Inc., Armenia (USAID financed program) Program Specialist/ Administrative Assistant March 1999 – October 27, 2000 Provided general administrative assistance in all aspects of project documentation and procedural matters, reported and worked under direct supervision of Chief of Party. Coordinated daily operations and handled office tasks such as correspondence and personnel files management, scheduled meetings with various government agencies and counterpart organizations, prepared minutes at meetings. Performed routine translation of correspondence and documentation, as well as provided interpretation in meetings. Identified consultants, regular visitors and local staff needs, managed in-country logistics of consultants, created and updated in-country orientation packages and submitted to new visitors, maintained organized file system. Developed and submitted monthly cashbook of office expenses to headquarter office, maintained local staff payroll sheets, etc. Performed other tasks as assigned. “ArmEnergo” scjsc, External Relations Department Translator 1996-1999 Provided translations, accompanied foreign visitors and other staff members during their field trips. Responsible for flow of correspondence and filing system.
MS office package (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power-Point) Microsoft Project, Visio, QuickBooks, SUN Accounting system, Internet applications (Information search (English, Armenian, Russian, French), e-mail, social media, custom web-applications) Custom Developed Program Management Software: Program Management Information System (PMIS); Grant Management System (GMS МЕ) Armenian Software
QUALIFICATIONS Operating Practices in Contract Administration, Washington, DC, USA, September 2001 (Certificate) PA’s Problem Solving Discipline, training course organized by PA Consulting Group (UK), Yerevan, March 2003 US Government Contract Training (Laws and Regulations), Yerevan 2004
Seminar on Ethics, Fraud and Conflict of Interest, USAID/Yerevan, October 2004 Imprest Training (Corporate Accounting Training) in Frankfurt, March 2005 Top-Down Thinking, training course organized by PA Consulting Group (UK), Yerevan, June 2006 USAID Rules and Regulations, Washington, DC, 2011 (Diploma) LANGUAGUES Armenian (native), Russian (fluent), English (fluent), French (fair),
Available upon request Gevorg Ter-Gabrielyan Country Director, EPF email@example.com Armen Arzumanyan Chief of Party, Tetratech Armen.Arzumanyan@tetratech.com