Announcements

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME FOR JOURNALISTS

Application deadline: May 17, 2010

Program start date: June 5, 2010

Eligibility: journalists working in Armenian media (television, radio, print and online). Fluent English or Russian required. Fluent English is an asset.

The Armenian-European Policy and Legal Advice Centre (AEPLAC) and the Caucasus Institute (CI) announce a call for applications to a capacity building program for journalists working on EU and EU-Armenia relations. The programme will comprise the following elements:

  • Two 2-day retreat training sessions (June 2010), focusing on:
    • 1) media coverage of EU, EU-Armenia relations, Armenia's European integration, with theoretical classes and practical modules,
    • 2) specific spheres: business, politics, culture and education, broadcasting etc. The programme of the 2nd session will include joint development of media reports and essays.
  • site visits to relevant institutions in order to enrich the knowledge and skills gained during the workshops with grassroots data
  •  a one-week study visit to Estonia for selected 5 authors of the best reports to get hands-on experience of reporting about European issues.

Participants of the trainings and study trip will be selected by an independent selection committee.

To apply, please send your resume (formatted according to EU standards) to Marianna@caucasusinstitute.org with cc to t.tshorokhyan@aeplac.eu. Please attach a brief (200 words max) essay on why you need this training and how you are going to use it. Print and online journalists should attach copies or links to three of their publications, preferably touching on European issues. TV and radio journalists should attach CD or link to reports if available online. Journalists representing regional media are encouraged to apply.

 


Traineeship at the EU Advisory Group

The European Union Advisory Group to the Republic of Armenia (EU AG) fully funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP is offering a few traineeships for young Armenian citizens who have recently graduated from university to work with individual Advisors of the EU AG and/or Ministries in the fields of Good Governance and Sustainable Economic Development.

UNDP Armenia invites qualified individuals submit on-line applications. The steps to follow for the on-line applications are: 1. Register as Applicant and Login using username and password, 2. Fill in on-line traineeship application form, and 3 Apply on-line.

Please find the online application here: http://operations.undp.am/Intern/Default.aspx

 


Service peocurement notice

The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands (Repatriation and Departure Service, R&DS) is currently looking for a service provider in the Republic of Armenia for the development and management of a Post Arrival Assistance (PAA) project until 1 July 2011 with a possibility of prolongation. The PAA project will be cofounded by the European Return Fund.

The R&DS is the implementing agency of the Ministry of Justice in the field of return of illegal migrants. It has been operative since January 2007. In the performance of its duties, the R&DS pursues the return policy as adopted by the Government, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Headquarters is located in The Hague. The other organizational units are spread all over the country. The R&DS has approximately 450 staff members.

The PAA project aims at delivering individual re-integration packages to forced returnees from the Netherlands to Armenia. It concerns persons without a legal right to reside in the Netherlands who were returned to Armenia. The R&DS wishes to offer assistance to these persons to make their return sustainable and share the burdens of return with the government of Armenia. Assistance that needs to be offered can concern finding medical service providers, educational services or the improvement of the economic self sustainability of these persons. The number of persons that is expected to use to the assistance packages will be 50-75. The exact description of assistance needs to be discussed after contracting and depends on the profile of the returnees. The service provider is not asked to provide these reintegration services but should be able to refer these persons to contracted sub providers including state and non state institutions.

The ideal organization is involved with migration, social and/or economic assistance and has experience in managing EU grants. The organization has excellent contacts with the Armenian authorities and is able to work bi-lingual (Armenian and English).

Interested organizations can send their offer (with budget) before 15 June 2010 to:

procurement@dtv.minjus.nl

Further information can also be obtained at the aforementioned e-mail address.