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MLRI Communications and Public Relations Liaison
Job Information
Company: American University of Armenia Location: Armenia, Yerevan
Employment Type: Full Time Open Dates: 25-10-18 00:00 To 25-11-18 23:59
Category: Arts, Journalism, Media Salary: N/A
Experience: 3 year(s) Preferred Age: --------
Education: Bachelor Degree (BS) Preferred Gender: --------

Job Description
The Mining Legislation Reform Initiative (MLRI), a project of the AUA Center for Responsible Mining, seeks to ensure that mining in Armenia provides sufficient benefits to the country and local communities. The initiative involves drafting and passing legislation that elevates the socio-economic benefits of mining, while reducing the negative environmental and public health impacts. The MLRI is made possible by funding from the Tufenkian Foundation.
This position provides an opportunity for an enthusiastic candidate to develop and implement innovative communications strategies and manage the project’s administration. The role demands strong written and verbal communication skills in Armenian and English languages as well as a commitment to high quality work. Knowledge of office administration, customer relationship management and financial management applications is highly regarded. Previous experience working with Armenian media is essential.

Application deadline: Open until filled
Company: American University of Armenia (AUA), Acopian Center for the Environment
Position: MLRI Communications and Public Relations Liaison
Contract type: FT (5 days/40 hours per week)
Job Location: Yerevan, Armenia

Job Responsibilities
-Communications responsibilities
-Develop and implement a comprehensive MLRI communications strategy utilizing multiple media platforms
-Actively engage with media organizations and journalists to manage relations with Armenian, Diasporan and international media organizations
-Prepare media briefs for senior staff and develop key messages to support the MLRI communications strategy
-Increase positive promotion of the MLRI brand and profile, by securing exposure of the MLRI in mass media outlets
-Monitor media sources to identify and analyze key mining sector developments, prepare a regular report of mining in media for senior staff
-Manage the MLRI’s social media presence on various platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others
-Manage and maintain the MLRI website, including to write and update website content, as well as contribute to website design
-Other general duties
-Support the MLRI manager with stakeholder engagement and management
-Create and manage the MLRI contacts database
-Translate text, articles and other written communications from English to Armenian and Armenian to English
-Oversee management of MLRI events working closely with AUA Center for Responsible Mining (CRM) and AUA Acopian Center for the Environment (ACE) staff
-Undertake financial administration to support MLRI activities
-Work collectively with ACE and CRM staff to support AUA organizational objectives

Required Qualifications
-Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in business, communications, or journalism
-3-5 years’ experience in a similar communications role and experience with office administration
-Spoken fluency in both English and Armenian
-Professional writing proficiency in both Armenian and English, with the ability to proofread and edit texts
-Proven experience in developing website content, designing an online presence and yielding significant online traffic
-Ability and willingness to work under deadlines in a high pressure environment
-Excellent interpersonal skills, especially with the ability to work with a wide variety of government, civil society, and industry stakeholders

Application Procedure
Please send an updated resume, cover letter, and the names of up to three references to with the subject heading “MLRI Communications and Public Relations Liaison”. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview.
Please, clearly mention that you have heard about this position from career portal.

About Company
The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a U.S.-accredited graduate institution affiliated with the University of California. AUA offers Master's level graduate programs that are intended to develop critical analysis and depth of knowledge through advanced coursework, independent study, and research.

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