Needed: Deputy Regional Program Manager

Transitions on Line, Czech Rep.
May 31 2004

Deputy Regional Program Manager

TITLE: Deputy Regional Program Manager
REPORTS TO: Regional Program Manager in Baku and PTD Deputy Director
in Washington, DC

US Citizenship Required

IREX, a nonprofit in international education and training, seeks
qualified professional to fill the position of Deputy Regional
Coordinator for the Internet Access and Training Program (IATP)
sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US
State Department.

About IREX:

IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) is the premier US
nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent
media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United
States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia. IREX’s mission is
to foster democracy in transitioning societies; strengthen and help
internationalize educational, nongovernmental, and media
organizations; support the highest quality research in the social
sciences and humanities; and identify and train the next generation
of leaders by working together with universities, nongovernmental
organizations, foundations, governments, and corporations.

IREX has had an on-the-ground presence in the Caucasus since 1992,
when it opened its Yerevan, Armenia field office. Offices in Tbilisi,
Georgia followed in 1994, and in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1998. IREX
programs in the region span academic exchanges and advising, Internet
access and training, curriculum reform, and short-term professional

Summary of Position:

IREX seeks a qualified professional to fill the position of Deputy
Regional Program Manager for the Internet Access and Training Program
(IATP). The Deputy Regional Program Manager will be based in Yerevan,
Armenia with substantial travel to Georgia and Azerbaijan. The
position requires substantive experience coordinating international
assistance programs with knowledge in utilizing Internet technology
as an educational and training tool. IREX seeks a minimum one-year

The Deputy Regional Program Manager will work closely with the
Regional Program Manager to:

– Supervise a network of 35 Internet access sites and more than 60
local staff
– Coordinate program activities with the Public Affairs Sections of
local US Embassies
– Oversee and manage the budget, reporting, statistics collection,
and program direction.


– Two-three years experience with international assistance and
development programs
– Knowledge of local language preferred
– Experience in using the Internet and integrating information
technology resources in professional and educational settings
– A minimum of one-year experience working and living in Eurasia
– An understanding of LAN architecture and hardware

Submit cover letter and resume to: PTD/DS, [email protected], fax
(202) 628-8189, No phone calls please.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS