Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

Vacancy notice: Project Assistant for Twinning project

18/06/2021 - 13:49
EU project positions

Announcement for position of PROJECT ASSISTANT for Twinning Project No. AM 17 ENI EC 01 19 “Setting conditions for recognition of the Armenian Accreditation System by the European Co-operation for Accreditation”

The Armenian National Accreditation Body (ARMNAB) and the German National Accreditation Body (DAkkS) in consortium with the Italian National Accreditation Body (ACCREDIA) intend to carry out a 18 months EU Twinning Project in Armenia. The project is being implemented in the framework of the Armenia Technical Cooperation Facility ENI 2017/040-523, a programme funded by the European Union. The specific objective of the project is to support ARMNAB in fulfilling conditions for associate membership in the EA. ARMNAB will host a Resident Twinning Adviser (RTA) and the team of EU short-term experts for the duration of the project.

Applications are invited for the position of a full time RTA Assistant

Main task:

The RTA assistant will work under the supervision of and report to the RTA. He/She provides daily technical support to the RTA as well as to the EU short-term experts (STE) in their activities for implementation of the Twinning project mentioned above.

Tasks in detail:

  • Provide administrative assistance for the Twinning project
  • General support to the RTA in terms of office management, record keeping, correspondence, drafting of minutes of meetings and TOR’s or any other reports
  • Assistance to the RTA in monitoring and reporting tasks
  • Drafting and editing of minutes of meetings and other written project materials in Armenian and English language.
  • Supporting the RTA and short-term experts from the MS and other foreign specialists involved in the project in matters related to problems due to being and working in a foreign country;
  • Accompany EU experts on field missions within Armenia
  • Provide services of interpretation to meetings between EU STEs and Armenian experts
  • Translation of documents, training materials, information materials and other written material from English to Armenian or Russian and vice versa
  • Organisation of training activities, meetings, study visits and STE missions including hotel reservations
  • Assisting in all project related matters which will be assigned to him/her by the RTA

Qualifications and skills:

  • University level degree, experience in accreditation or a related field, i.e. quality infrastructure, conformity assessment, standardisation or metrology preferred
  • At least of 5 years work experience of which at least 3 years must be relevant to the position
  • Fluent in Armenian, proven excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Russian
  • Proven experience in Technical Assistance project as an assistant with the organizational and managerial matters and with interpretation and translation, experience in Twinning projects would be of an advantage
  • Very good computer skills, proficiency in using MS office tools including SharePoint, Internet
  • Ability to deal with intercultural competence with the European counterparts and to establish and maintain effective working relations
  • Ability to work autonomy as well as collectively, to multi-task and to focus on priorities
  • Willingness for overtime work, flexibility regarding the working time, e.g. for whole days seminars.


Duration of contract: 18 months

Place of work:  Armenian National Accreditation Body (ARMNAB), M.Mkrtchyan 5, 9th floor

Occupation:  Full time

Starting:  July 2021


Please send your cover letter and resume in English in EU format to the following e-mail address ( before 30 June 2021. The selection meetings are expected to take place at the premises of ARMNAB or as an online in the week from 6 - 9 July 2021. Selected candidates will be informed via e-mail in time on 2 July 2021.