Capacity Building Specialist- Promoting Human Rights in Armenia (PHRA) Activity

  • Contractor
  • Armenia
  • TBD USD / Year



Position Title: Capacity Building Specialist – Promoting Human Rights in Armenia (PHRA) Activity

Position Status: Full-Time

Vacancies: 1 – Hiring for this position is contingent on funding.

Location: This position will be based in Armenia and will require frequent travel throughout the region.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. PartnersGlobal offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

This position is not covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement between PartnersGlobal and the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 2, AFL-CIO.


PartnersGlobal (previously Partners for Democratic Change), established in 1989, is an international, non-governmental organization committed to building sustainable capacity to advance democratic institutions, civil society, and a culture of peaceful change and conflict management worldwide. PartnersGlobal specializes in organizational development and social entrepreneurship, having provided the seed capital and technical assistance to establish 21 independent, local Centers around the world.

PartnersGlobal adheres to the values of participatory decision-making, collaboration, and consensus-building as the fundamentals of an inclusive, democratic society; and we promote the application of these skills in all aspects of our work. The PartnersGlobal team includes process and technical experts, facilitators, and trainers who apply those collaborative skills to achieve concrete results in technical areas such as rule of law development, women’s empowerment, security sector reform, and natural resource management. Our network of local Centers is renowned for undertaking cutting edge work and applying our process expertise to convene disparate parties to jointly tackle some of the most complex development challenges.


PartnersGlobal is seeking a Capacity Building Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Promoting Human Rights in Armenia (PHRA) Activity. The objective of the PHRA activity is to advance human rights and fundamental freedoms in Armenia through proactive measures to prevent and address human rights violations, as well as by strengthening mechanisms for rights protection.

The Capacity Building Specialist will play a pivotal role in supporting PartnersGlobal’s commitment to promoting human rights, strengthening civil society, and fostering accountable governance. Working closely with the Office of the Human Rights Defender (HRDO) and other Armenia rights enforcement bodies, as well as civil society-led rights monitoring groups, the Capacity Building Specialist will lead efforts to enhance the capacity of human rights institutions and oversight mechanisms.

This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to our mission by designing and delivering tailored capacity building programs, providing technical assistance, and fostering strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in Armenia.


Program Leadership and Coordination:

  • Provide vision and technical leadership for the design, implementation, and evaluation of capacity building initiatives aimed at strengthening human rights institutions and oversight mechanisms in collaboration with the stakeholders and relevant government bodies.
  • Work closely with other component leads and departments within PartnersGlobal to ensure a holistic, coordinated approach to achieving program objectives and maximizing impact.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to a team of capacity building professionals, including setting clear expectations, conducting regular check-ins, and facilitating professional development opportunities.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and promotes accountability, mutual respect, and continuous learning.

Capacity Building and Technical Assistance:

  • Develop and deliver tailored capacity building programs, training workshops, and technical assistance initiatives to support human rights defenders, civil society organizations, and government agencies in Armenia.
  • Facilitate peer learning and knowledge exchange forums to enhance the skills, knowledge, and effectiveness of stakeholders engaged in human rights promotion and protection efforts.

Partnership Development and Collaboration:

  • Cultivate and strengthen strategic partnerships with the HRDO, government agencies, civil society organizations, and international donors to leverage resources, share expertise, and foster collective action on human rights issues.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to identify priority areas for capacity building interventions and advocacy initiatives that address systemic human rights challenges and promote sustainable change.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL):

  • Develop and implement MEL frameworks and tools to systematically monitor and evaluate the impact of capacity building activities on human rights institutions and oversight mechanisms.
  • Document best practices, lessons learned, and success stories to inform programmatic decision-making, adaptive management, and knowledge sharing within PartnersGlobal and with external stakeholders.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. PartnersGlobal reserves the right to review and revise duties and responsibilities at any time to ensure project success.



  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in human rights, international development, law, social sciences, or a related field. A Bachelor’s degree with significant relevant experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating capacity building initiatives, preferably in the context of human rights advocacy, promotion, and protection.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working with civil society organizations, human rights defenders, grassroots activists, and government agencies on issues related to human rights.
  • Professional Fluency in Armenian and English required.

Core Competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge of international human rights standards, frameworks, mechanisms, and trends, with a strong commitment to promoting social justice, equity, and inclusion.
  • Familiarity with the human rights landscape in Armenia, including key challenges, actors, and opportunities for intervention.
  • Proven track record of designing and delivering capacity building programs, training workshops, and technical assistance initiatives that address the specific needs and priorities of diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience in conducting needs assessments, stakeholder consultations, and participatory planning processes to inform program design and implementation.
  • Excellent facilitation, training, and coaching skills, with the ability to create inclusive learning environments, foster critical thinking, and promote participatory approaches to capacity building.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear, accessible manner and adapt training methodologies to diverse cultural and linguistic contexts.
  • Proven ability to cultivate and maintain strategic partnerships with government agencies, civil society organizations, human rights defenders, donors, and other stakeholders to leverage resources, share expertise, and foster collective action.
  • Experience in facilitating collaborative processes, multi-stakeholder dialogues, and coalition-building efforts to advance human rights objectives at local, national, and international levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and deliver quality outputs under pressure, particularly in the context of human rights programs.

PartnersGlobal is an EEO Employer

At PartnersGlobal, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. Diversity is more than a commitment at PartnersGlobal—it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. As an equal opportunity employer, PartnersGlobal recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact our Director of Human Resources & Talent Management, Edith Kardouni, at [email protected]

for assistance. We welcome the opportunity to discuss accommodation of your disability and ensure fairness in our hiring process.

How to apply

Deadline: 30-Apr-24