Communication Specialist


Organization: American University of Armenia (AUA)

Unit: AUA Acopian Center for the Environment

Program name: Waste Policy Armenia 

Position title: Communication Specialist

Start Date: March 25, 2023

End Date: July 25, 2023 

Contract type: Service Contract

Job Location: Yerevan, Armenia


Program background

Improving Waste Policy Implementation in Armenia is a 4-year Program aimed at improving Armenia’s waste management sector capacity to implement more environmentally sound waste management practices through:

  1. Providing technical assistance to RA Government in developing and adopting Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation for several specific waste streams in line with EU Waste legislation and best practices (Program Component 1);
  2. Providing technical assistance to RA Government in developing a national model on waste source separation and introducing it as a system in a pilot municipality (Program Component 2); 
  3. Building sector capacities to implement Component 1 and Component 2, as well as to scale up the achieved results (Program Component 3). 

The Program supports the implementation of several provisions set in the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) signed between EU and RA, as well as several provisions regarding “Waste management strategy and its implementation action plan” of the RA Government Program for 2021-2026.

The Program’s principal partners and beneficiaries are the RA Ministry of Environment (MoE), RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure (MTAI), Sevan Municipality and other target municipalities.


Scope of work

The Program is seeking a Communication Specialist to carry out and oversee the communication management. Under guidance of the Program Manager and Coordinator, the Communication Specialist will work on the following activities: 

  • Develop Program Communications Strategy and ensure its implementation
  • Develop Communications semi-annual plans
  • Develop communications materials for Program events and activities
  • Maintain contact with AUA Communications Department
  • Maintain contact with external media
  • Ensure quality for communications tasks outsourced or done internally
  • Conduct and support communications related trainings for Program stakeholders
  • When necessary participate in Program events and activities
  • When necessary, travel to communities for individual meetings, events, focus group meetings and Program related activities or trainings
  • Perform other tasks related to Public Relations of the Program.



The Communication Specialist is expected to deliver: 

  • Program Communications Strategy (developed in the beginning of assignment)
  • Communications semi-annual plans
  • Semi-annual brief reports on communications activities.



  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field
  • Excellent knowledge of Armenian and English languages (written and verbal)
  • Proven work experience in developing communications strategies and plans
  • Proven work experience in developing communications materials, including articles, press release, media advisory, social media posts, web-page content, among other relevant materials
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and
  • Integrity and ethical standards.


Application process: Inquiries, nominations and applications will be treated confidentially. Review of all applications will begin after March 30, 2023. Applications that arrive later may be considered at the discretion of the search committee until the positions are filled.

Applicants must submit a letter of interest detailing their qualifications for the position, a Curriculum Vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three to five references that have firsthand knowledge of the applicant's potential for a career. All documents should be submitted electronically to [email protected] with the subject heading “Communication Specialist/ WPA” until March 30, 2023. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview

AUA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active non-discrimination program within the institution.