Hrachia A. Kazhoyan, PhD
||24B Sarian Street, Apt. 27, Yerevan, 0002, Armenia
||Landline: +374 10 587124 | Mobile: +374 98765410
August 2014 – present:|
Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) - Armenia, Research Director
Directs the on-going research, generates research output (reports, data briefs, blog, presentations), and leads methodological innovation and training.
September 2013 – present:
February 2006 - February 2013:
February 2004 - February 2006:
March 1999 - March 2003:
February 1999 - 2006:
January 1996 – June 1997:
September 1994 - November 1995:
August 1990 - November 1995:
October 2013 - April 2014: Triple Line Consulting, London, outcome evaluation of the Eurasia Foundation’s Equal Before Law: Access to Justice in Central Asia program
November 2008 and October - November 2012: Femida NGO, evaluation of EU-funded projects in support of the judicial reform in Armenia
March - May 2009: Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law, National Academy of Sciences, participatory assessment of development of community-based organizations in Shirak region
November - December 2004: OSCE/ODIHR, outcome evaluation of the programme on institutionalization of gender studies in the system of higher education
May - July 2003: IFES, Institutional Assessment of the Women’s Council of Armenia
October-November 2014: Armenian UN Association, Gender Equality (for the students of the State Pedagogical University and Yerevan State University), July 2013 - June 2014: Human Rights and Human Rights-Based Programming, Project Cycle Management
April 2014: Institute for Contemporary Arts, Community Development
May 2013: Institute of Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences, Community Assets Mapping
October 2009, May 2010: CCSD, Independent Student Union, Kosovo, Project Management
January 2004 - February 2006: School of Civil Society, Gyumri, Communication for Social Change and Community Development
October 2004: Center for Community Dialogues and Initiatives (CCDI), Institutional Development and Sustainability
May 2004: International Foundation for Election Systems, (IFES), Fundraising and Donor Relations
December 2003: Caucasus Network of NGOs for Refugees and IDPs (CRINGO), Networking
July 2014 - present: Eurasia Partnership Foundation: Development of a CSO Capacity Assessment Tool
March-June 2014: Institute for Contemporary Arts, Organizational Development
September 2003 - January 2004: IOM, Micro-enterprise Development Project, Counter-trafficking Programme
April - May 2002: IOM, Steering Committee Member, Prevention of Irregular Migration
October 2001: USAID, Expert, NGO Sustainability Index
February 2001: Internews, Advisory Board Member, TV Competition
May 2000: IREX ProMedia, Board Member, Investigative Journalism Competition
|Education and Training||6-8 November 2014 ASCN Yerevan, Making the Link from Research to Policy
1999 - June 2013: IPSL National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan State University, PhD in Sociology
March 2011: OSCE Pristina, Team Development: Communicating and Influencing
January 2011, OSCE ODIHR, Hate Crimes
June, 2010, OSCE Pristina, Project Management, Training of Trainers
October 2009, SIETAR Europe, Paris, Icebreakers and Warm-ups for Intercultural Training
September 2009, OSCE Pristina, Specialized Community Rights Training
September 2009, OSCE Pristina, Advanced Negotiations and Diplomatic Skills: Focus on Mediation
October 2008, OSCE Pristina, Conflict Analysis, Management and Resolution
June 2007, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, Civilian Personnel in Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Operations (summer school, written exam: 5/5)
November 2004: IOM, Vienna, Advanced Project Development
February 2002: ProSME, GTZ, Germany, Staff and Organization Development
January - February 2001: knowise®, San Jose, CA, Global Teamwork: Cross-cultural competence and virtual team leading
October 2000 - May 2001: Open University, London, Effective Management
July-August 2000: The Eurasia Foundation, Washington, DC, Internal Controls
1999 - 2006: Institute of Philosophy and Law, National Academy of Sciences, research on media and community development
1993, 1998: United States Telecommunications Training Institute:
1995-98: Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia MA, Sociology of culture
1979-84: State Engineering University of Armenia, Yerevan:
1983-85: School-Studio, Yerevan State Academic Theatre, Acting and Directing
1977-79: Public University, Yerevan, Photo Journalism
1969-79: Yerevan Secondary School # 55
1970-77: Yerevan School of Music # 10
Personal Skills and
|Listening||Reading||Spoken interaction||Spoken production|
|English||Proficient user (C2)||Proficient user (C2)||Proficient user (C2)||Proficient user (C2)||Proficient user (C2)|
|Russian||Proficient user (C2)||Proficient user (C2)||Proficient user (C2)||Proficient user (C2)||Proficient user (C2)|
|Serbian||Independent user (B2)||Independent user (B2)||Independent user (B1)||Independent user (B1)||Independent user (B1)|
|Slovene||Independent user (B1)||Independent user (B1)||Basic user (A2)||Basic user (A2)||Basic user (A2)|
|French||Basic user (A1)||Basic user (A2)||Basic user (A1)||Basic user (A1)||Basic user (A1)|
|(*) Common European Framework
of Reference for Languages
|Skills and competences||
- Policymaking: experienced in capacity building for local, national and regional policy development and supporting governments, international organizations and think tanks
- Project cycle management: proficient in USAID, EC and other donors’ procedures and regulations on grant management, project development and implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
- Teamwork, mediating and intercultural skills: worked in conflict prone Kosovo, bringing together leaders and organizations of different ethnic groups; while leading teams, building working groups, forging partnerships and networks, learned how to maintain the atmosphere of mutual support and manage conflicting workloads and challenging environments
- Experienced in research, institutional development, adult education and public relations
- Advanced user of MS Office, incl. Project and Visio, SPSS, web design, and video editing software
|Affiliations||SIETAR Europe (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research), since 2009.
International Program Evaluation Network, since May 2003.
Armenian Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (AASPEI)
Armenian Sociological Association, since July 1998.
International Association for Survival-Development Strategies, SG since March 1998.
|Publications||Community Development Leadership (in Armenian), Yerevan: Kantegh scientific works, 2013 No. 2 (55), pp. 267-276.
Volunteerism in community development processes in Armenia (in Armenian), Yerevan: Kantegh scientific works, 2013 No. 1 (54), pp. 246-253.
Community-based organisations in Armenia, Journal of Social Sciences, December 2012, No. 4. (636), Yerevan, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.
A General Theory of Community Building in Its Application in a Multi-ethnic Setting: The Kosovo Case, Community Development, 2012 No.43/2, London: Routledge, pp.225-243.
Роль коммуникации и организационной культуры в процессах общинного развития и гражданской самоорганизации (The role of communication and organizational culture in the processes of community development, in Russian), Диалог культур. Сборник статей.– Вестник Ереванского государственного лингвистического университета им. В. Брюсова, 2010, No. 3.
К общей теории общинного развития: модель процесса (Towards the general theory of community development: the process model, in Russian), Вестник общественных наук, 2010, No3. (629) сентябрь – декабрь 2010, Ереван НАН РА.
Community Building in the Process of Civic Organizing (textbook, in Armenian), Yerevan, EP, 2009.
Multiethnic Community Building in Kosovo, Umiversum Journal: Revistё shkencore, 2008, No1 Prishtina: Universum, 2008.
Communication for Social Change: Networking Essentials (textbook, in Armenian), Yerevan, 2004.
Quality of Peace, co-authors: S. Hayrapetyan and D. Sargsyan, Yerevan, Noyyan Tapan, 2002.
Historical Varieties of Visual Experience, In Vitro, 1998, No. 1.
Komunikacija vizualne izkusnje v sodobnih medijih: specificno in splosno (in Slovenian), Ljubljana, ISH, 1997
Analiza medijskega spremljanja, co-authors: Igor Ž Žagar, Samo Kropivnik, Ali H. Žerdin, Marjeta Doupona Horvat (in Slovenian), Ljubljana, ISH, 1997, and others.