Project Assistant: Public Journalism Club

Job Description  

Job title:                              Project assistant

Reports to:                           PJC Director, Programmes’ Leader

Job location:                        Yerevan, Armenia

Contract duration:             Long term

Deadline:                              January 15, 2019.


Job purpose 

Public Journalism Club NGO is looking for a n experienced, proactive project assistant to work collaboratively with our team on specific short and long-term projects. Project assistant will oversee tasks delegated by the director and the project manager and will generally ensure that the project(s) is moving forward on. The post holder will need to be highly organized, adaptable, and able to prioritize tasks while working independently. The ability to motivate others and keep them on task in a positive and encouraging manner is also a must-have skill in this position. The 50% of the job engagement will be dedicated to the “A Public Glimpse into the Closed World: Human Rights Issues in Closed Institutions of Armenia” project funded by the European Union and Open Society Foundations – Armenia.

Duties and responsibilities   

  • complete any necessary administrative tasks, such as research and email, communication
  • adhere to data collection and management procedures to prepare, collect, record and input data
  • support and follow the procurement procedures of the organisation
  • develop reports and correspondence independently
  • research new equipment purchases and recommend supervisor’s consideration
  • assist in elaboration and updates of project proposals
  • report updates verbally and in written form to management
  • assist in dissemination of project related information and materials
  • coordinate travel needs, schedules and meetings and develop documents and monitor production activities
  • manage project file systems and involve in project related calls
  • organise and assist the team in organization of events, assist in logistics, participate in the events
  • assure the translations into Armenian from English and vice versa
  • be involved in coordination project related activities upon delegation by the supervisor
  • conduct other job related activities.

Person specification   

  • associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required
  • at least one year of field experience: experience in the civil society area is a plus
  • familiarity with human rights, political, social and cultural context of Armenia is a plus
  • excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • fluency in Armenian and English with a track record of written translation from Armenian into English and vice versa; knowledge of Russian is a plus
  • excellent writing skills in English and Armenian– with a track record in publications
  • ability to work effectively with multiple individuals and manage several projects at once
  • ability to work collaboratively with the team to maximize productivity contributing to the entire project lifecycle
  • keen attention to detail and an aptitude for problem solving
  • able to proactively address potential issues
  • excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • collaborative working style and team-player attitude
  • positive and encouraging personality
  • able to work independently with little supervision
  • highly motivated with a strong work ethic
  • reliable, trustworthy, and committed to team’s success
  • outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • able to thrive in a high-volume, deadline-driven work environment

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Qualified and interested candidates are requested to submit a CV/ Resume and a cover letter in English to [email protected]  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

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