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Default AFP Country Coordinator - OSI

Position title: AFP Country Coordinator, Armenia
Duty station: Yerevan, Armenia

AFP aims to contribute to reform processes in institutions of higher education in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia and help to build inclusive academic networks locally, regionally and globally. Believing that universities form a fundamental part of civil society, AFP promotes change via two main objectives:

╥ To assist targeted university departments in the region, helping them to become platforms for innovation and reform;

╥ To promote the return, retention and professional development of young, promising academics teaching in the partner departments

The Country Coordinator will report directly to the South Caucasus Region Manager. The Country Coordinator will be responsible for the management and implementation of the Academic Fellowship Program strategy in Armenia; coordination of the recruitment, selection, and placement of fellows; university relations and cooperation with targeted partner departments; and all related program, administrative, and financial matters.

Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

╥ Communicate effectively with the Budapest head office and South Caucasus Region Manager on program strategy, financial, and reporting policies and obligations

╥ Be responsible for the implementation of all aspects of the program in Armenia
╥ Organize and support fellow's activities
╥ Organize recruitment, interviewing, selection and placement for the Returning Scholars
╥ Cooperate and actively participate in the regional projects and initiatives
╥ Promote program with partner institutions
╥ Be responsible for effective university relations: coordinate and support the process of identifying target partner departments

╥ Work closely with the regional office to accommodate local needs in the regional strategy
╥ Carry out financial and program reporting

Minimum M.A. in education, public administration, social studies/humanities and/or other related field

At least three years experience in a leadership capacity; experience and competencies in working in a multicultural environment; experience and or understanding of the development of educational programs; excellent command of English

Excellent command of the English language and ability to communicate at least in one of the regional languages; ability to articulate a clear vision; skills and energy to build a team and lead effective staff development and training; extensive program management and planning skills; excellent public relations and interpersonal skills

CV and letter of interest in English should be sent by May 8, 2006 to [email protected]

OSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer which supports diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
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