Vacancy Announcement - Cross-Border Project Assistant (Closed)

EPF is looking for an exceptionally talented young individual to complement its outstanding team, helping with some of the most challenging work: conflict transformation and peace-building. EPF is an equal opportunity employer, and provides on the job training, on the job growth chances, and other benefits.

OPENING DATE:  30.08.2019
CLOSING DATE:    16.09.2019
LOCATION:             Yerevan

POSITION TITLE:  Cross-Border Project Assistant

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:  To assist the Project Manager with the effective implementation of EPF’s cross-border (peacebuilding) projects. 

REPORTING TO:  Project Manager



NOTE: Responsibilities may slightly change depending on the qualifications of the candidate.

         A. Support to Project Management (80% of time)

  • Assist with the implementation of EPF’s cross-border projects/initiatives;
  • Assist with the procurement of goods and services as needed for cross-border projects in accordance with EPF’s policies and procedures.
  • Assist with drafting narrative reports on cross-border projects to relevant donors;
  • Assist with project monitoring and preparation of status reports;
  • Assist with the design and implementation of project related assessments, research and evaluations;
  • Assist with monitoring similar initiatives of other governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to ensure their coordination with EPF activities; 
  • Assist with coordinating cross-border activities with other programmatic departments of EPF;
  • Travel for project-related needs and events to the regions of Armenia and abroad.  

    B. Project Design and Fundraising (10% of time)
  • Assist with the development of EPF program strategies and project designs, particularly for EPF’s future cross-border initiatives; 
  • Assist with proposal writing for cross-border initiatives;  
  • Support EPF’s Program Team in other types of fundraising efforts. 

    C. Communications (10%)
  • Assist with the development and dissemination of project related outreach materials;
  • Assist EPF’s Communication Team with program outreach in general. 



  • Education with a focus on Conflict and Peace Studies, Political Science or other social sciences; a graduate degree preferred;
  • At least several months of professional experience (including internship), preferably in NGO/INGO, project design and management;
  • Good understanding of political, economic and cultural trends in the region;
  • At least some knowledge and understanding of conflict transformation and peacebuilding methodologies; the country knowledge of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia is a plus;
  • Ability to analyze information and draft reports;
  • Knowledge of social media instruments, and willingness to apply them for project outreach;
  • Fluency in writing quality texts in; speaking; reading and understanding; verbally understanding Armenian (Eastern), English, and Russian.


  • Project implementation skills, including activity management and event logistics;
  • Ability to write well-structured texts/reports;  
  • Analytical skills and ability to propose practical solutions to problems as they arise;
  • Ability to effectively articulate ideas;
  • Critical thinking skills and capacity to make judgements on peace vs. conflict discourse;
  • Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative;
  • Proven capacity to set and meet strict deadlines, including the ability to complete multiple tasks on time and manage stress while working in a fast-paced environment;
  • Mature judgment and demonstrated decision-making capacity;
  • Good team-work capacities and tolerance; capacity to overcome personal prejudices and stereotypes while working with diverse international actors, including Turkey- and Azerbaijan- based. 

TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter, underlying their suitability for the position, and a CV in English by 17:00 on September 16, 2019 to Program Manager Ani Tovmasyan at [email protected]


The ‘subject’ of your e-mail message should say:
Cross-border Project Assistant:  your name and surname



  1. If you have relevant publications that you think may be important for the selection committee to make a decision, please submit them as attachment or provide links in your Cover Letter. Publications may be in English, Armenian or Russian.
  2. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.