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Give the Gift of Christmas 2012: Birthright Armenia

It’s been a year and a half since I left the one place I felt I belonged. It has been 16 months since I boarded the man-made contraption that would wrench me away from the stone fortress jutting proudly from the earth, daring the Heavens to strike, convinced she would forever possess her instinct of self-preservation. The time has past, but the emotions that the experience I was gifted with invoked have remained the same. My heart still yearns for Armenia. My soul still demands to be set free among the sacred stone architecture dotting the land. My every move, my every thought, every fiber of my being, is dedicated to the homeland I have adopted completely. I found myself in a place I was not born, reveling in the wonder of the moment. I discovered the person I am proud of, the individual I want to be, in the whispers of the wind singing to me the lore and legends of times long past. This I owe to the people working for a rather spectacular organization, Birthright Armenia. This I owe to the one reason I was given such an unforgettable opportunity, Birthright Armenia. What I owe, I can never repay. That won’t stop me from trying.

The year 2012 marked a record number of 128 participants. Yerevan office and BR fundraiser in the States have put a lot of effort to make things happen: travel fellowships, homestay living, Armenian language classes, discovery excursions, alumni programs and more!

Last year, I made this shout-out to the world: https://tamarnajarian.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/give-the-gift-of-christmas-to-birthright-armenia/
This year, I make another. Up until December 31, every donation will be matched 1:1. Any amount you can contribute will be doubled by the founder of this amazing organization. Give a gift this Christmas that will provide the same opportunity I was blessed with to another young Armenian, to explore and discover for him or herself the secrets those stones whisper through the wind. I have given my contribution. Don’t hesitate to give yours!

Contact info:

United States
T: 610-642-6633
E: info@birthrightarmenia.org

T: +37410-54-00-37
E: info@birthrightarmenia.am

Website: http://www.birthrightarmenia.org/

Read the stories by those who have been given the opportunity: http://birthrightarmenia.wordpress.com/



Armenian Scientific Cooperation UNICEF Assignment Opportunity!

UNICEF Armenia is looking for a national consultant to support the work of the international expert in the development of two transformational plans for the identified special educational institutions, offering the necessary national knowledge and professional expertise for the successful implementation of the project.

The starting day of the consultancy is expected in early January. Please, see the attached ToR for detailed information.

Interested candidates are requested to send –
-A brief analysis of the situation of residential care institutions in Armenia
-A description of the expertise and competencies possessed
-The professional fee requested to complete the assignment
-P11 form (can be downloaded from http://www.unicef.org/supply/index_employment.html

(right corner)

All the documents need to be presented in English.

Please send the documents requested to Eduard Israyelyan (email: eisrayelyan@unicef.org), copied to croccella@unicef.org andharakelyan@unicef.org. The deadline for submission is December 3, 2012′


Coller Prize Competition for PhD Papers

Submit your PhD paper for the Coller Prize competition.

The Coller Institute of Private Equity at London Business School is pleased to announce that it is offering an annual prize for the best PhD paper on a topic relating to venture capital or private equity.

The due date for submission of papers is 31st July 2012.

This is the 3rd year that the Coller Institute has awarded the PhD Prize. The prize typically attracts submissions from a broad range of universities from around the world. The 2011 PhD Prize was won by Shai Bernstein of Harvard University for “Do Equity Markets Affect Innovation? Evidence from Initial Public Offerings.” The runner-up was Vineet Bhagwat of Northwestern University for “Manager Networks and Success of Venture
Capital Syndications.”

Eligibility criteria and further details for the 2012 prize

Open to all PhD students globally. All current PhD students and those completing their doctorates in 2012 are eligible;

  • The subject matter of the project/report must have a connection or relevance to the private equity/venture capital fields;
  • All disciplines are welcome – the prize is not restricted to finance related work. Strategy, accounting/valuations and governance are all topics which continue to exert a major impact on practitioners and investors of this asset class;

The winning student will receive a prize of US$5,000 and will have the opportunity to present their paper at the award evening.

Francesca Cornelli, Academic Director of the Coller Institute, will present the prize to the winning student who will present their work at the Annual Coller Prize Evening. This event will take place before an invited audience of School community and industry practitioners, on an evening in autumn 2012.

Please let us know whether you wish your work to be considered for inclusion in this year’s awards by 31st July, 2012 by uploading a copy of your submission on our website.

Website: http://www.collerinstitute.com/Coller_Prize
Email: http://www.collerinstitute.com/Contact_Us


Job Opening in Armenia- Project Manager of Kanachastan NGO

Position: Project Manager, Kanachastan NGO

Duration: 3 months with possible extension

Salary: Competitive

Essential Responsibilities

  • Ensure prompt management of ongoing and upcoming projects – implementation, monitoring, evaluation, reporting;
  • Develop and maintain working relations with senior level policy makers in Government Ministries, multilateral organizations and other institutions;
  • Develop project proposals for internal and external donors;
  • Maintain strategic relationships with selected Armenia based development organizations, networks, think tanks, individuals and academic institutions.
  • Facilitate networking between civil society organizations and public administration.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the team.

Position Requirements

  • University degree or college diploma in Economics, Law, Political Science or Environment studies.
  • At least 3 years direct work experience in NGO project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution.
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel management.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Flexible during times of change.
  • Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity.
  • Fluency in English and Armenian. Knowledge of Russian language is an asset.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.



To apply for this position please send your CV and a motivation letter to info@kanachastan.am with cc to tigran@kanachastan.am. Please mention PROJECT MANAGER as the subject of the email. No telephone inquiries please.


8 June 2011, 18:00

Job Opportunity- TUMO Center Yerevan, Armenia

ARMACAD forward

Application Development Manager


The Tumo Center for Creative Technologies is looking for an experienced and energetic manager with web development expertise to lead our application development team in Yerevan, Armenia.


At Tumo, we develop our own innovative educational applications as well as registration, user management, content creation and project management tools. All our applications are web based and designed to be used by Tumo’s local users and staff, and by our future online community.


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and motivated development professional to advance their career while contributing to the professional and social development of young Armenians.


Job description


Reporting directly to the General Director, the Application Development Manager is responsible for the production, maintenance and unit testing of all software products; management of the development team; and hiring and firing of team members.


The Application Development Manager will play a key role in the design of new products and new versions of existing products, and will coordinate the work of the development team with other groups within Tumo, including the educational content development team, HR and public relations.


Main responsibilities


·         Line and Task management of developers for all software development work

·         Providing estimates for design and build activities

·         Detailed code review

·         Production and approval of technical designs

·         Documentation and ensuring compliance with standards and processes

·         Coordination with other group managers


The Application Development Manager will be expected to participate in coding and design activities and will be responsible for their own coding and unit testing, and for producing system-specific technical designs.




·         Experience leading technical teams

·         In-depth knowledge of one or more of the following technology areas:

o   HTML5 and CSS

o   JavaScript using recognized frameworks (e.g. AJAX, JQuery, JSON)

o   PHP 5 with strong object oriented programming

o   Zend Framework, MVC

o   Networking, Sockets, XML

·         Experience with mission-critical multi-user applications

·         Experience working with a standard version control system (ideally Subversion)

·         Experience with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP)

·         Demonstrated ability to produce Technical Designs working from system requirements

·         Hands-on experience with dynamic web applications, relational databases and performance tuning




Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with the applicant’s recent salary history.


How to apply


To apply, please send a brief cover letter and resume to jobs@tumo.org. Please mention “Development Manager Position” in your subject. Also include the contact information of your direct supervisors from two recent positions whom we can contact for reference checks.

The application deadline is 05 June 2012. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.


About the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies


Tumo is an after-school learning center in Yerevan where teenagers acquire digital media skills free of charge. We now have over 6,000 users attending on a regular basis and participating in our innovative, self-paced program. Tumo’s Yerevan facility is a newly built state-of-the art environment equipped with over 500 workstations and tablets running industry standard applications and educational content. Our educational framework is based on a proprietary platform which promotes learning through interactive game-like levels, exposing users to increasingly challenging activities.

Please visit www.tumo.org to learn more about the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies.