Open Call for Trainers: Civil Society development in Yeghegis Cluster

Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural assets (FPWC) with the support of the US Embassy in Armenia is launching the Civil Society development in Yeghegis Cluster project.

The project aims to promote sustainable lifestyle in Yeghegis cluster by the means of civil society development. By fostering civic engagement and youth leadership in rural communities the project addresses the integrated goals of the cluster: participatory governance, ecological integrity, prevention of migration, communal life activation. The project focuses on the engagement of youth and women improving the environment of gender equality and justice in the cluster.

The courses will be organized in 2 large communities to ensure the involvement of all the interested residents in the project.

The trainers will be selected based on their relevant professional background, skills, activities and experience.

Requested trainer profile:

Advanced knowledge and expertise on one of the following spheres:

  • Civil society and NGO’s (trainings will be held during September-October, 2018)
  • Sustainable development, sustainable agriculture and mining, renewable energy, environment protection (trainings will be held during November-December, 2018)
  • Legislative norms: RA Constitution, Human and Civil rights, NGO legislation, Gender equalities, etc. (trainings will be held during January-February, 2019)
  • Government – Civil society relations, benefits, problems (trainings will be held during March, 2019)
  • University degree in Law, Social Science or other relevant field;
  • Educational background in the fields of the training;
  • Practitioner experience in relevant spheres;
  • Ability to provide the relevant information in a simple and perceptible way;
  • Proficiency in English and Armenian languages;
  • Availability to travel to Yeghegis cluster for the training.

Please, note, that priority will be given to those that most closely meet above mentioned criteria.

To apply, please send your CV to sona.kalantaryan@fpwc.org email, mentioning the job title (Trainer) you are applying for. Please, be sure you can meet the training timetable requirement before applying.

Application deadline: 31 August, 2018.

For inquiries you can contact us by the following email:  sona.kalantaryan@fpwc.org Please, note, that only shot-listed candidates will be contacted.

*“This project was funded through a Department of State Public Affairs Section grant, and the opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the Author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of State. “

Open call: Terms of Reference for scientific research at CWR


Open for: local & international research organizations, universities, scientific institutions, individuals (MSc & Ph.D. students, scholars, post-docs, etc.) and other interested parties,
: Caucasus Wildlife Refuge, Ararat region, Armenia
Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) announces a call for scientific research in the first privately managed reserve in the South Caucasus- the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR). The FPWC encourages qualified individuals and legal entities for applying to Scientific Survey Initiative aimed at monitoring the biodiversity & ecosystems of the reserve area.

Purpose & scope of work
The main objective of this announcement is to survey and monitor the flora & fauna of the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge in partnership with local & international research organizations, universities, scientific institutions, individuals (MSc & Ph.D. students, scholars, post-docs, etc.) and other interested parties.

Eligibility Criteria/ Expected Qualifications
-You have a previous coursework/experience in ecology, biology, environmental studies/science or any relevant field. Publications are an asset.
-You have a University degree (BSc, MSc, Ph.D., post-doc, etc.),
-You have your Scientific Advisor/Supervisor’s support to submit a program specific application.
-You have a Health Insurance and are physically fit to conduct a study at altitudes 2000m+ above sea level, able to withstand harsh weather conditions and work independently
-You communicate in English without difficulties. Knowledge of Armenian will be viewed as an advantage.
-You have deep respect towards Nature, people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Submission of applications
Applications and inquiries should be submitted to info@fpwc.org mentioning your full name and affiliated university in the subject line of your email.

The body text should include the title of the work, expected duration, outcome, expected number of publications and desired scopes of possible partnership with the FPWC. Your applications will be reviewed and feedback provided within 7 working days from the submission.

For detailed information, please download the attached file.