Job Announcement - Grain Processing Expert

TERM: Full-time, 40 hours a week

START DATE/TIME: 01 March 2018

OPEN TO/ ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: All candidates meeting the required qualifications.

DURATION: 6 months, with 1 month of probation period.

LOCATION: Yerevan, Armenia, with frequent travel to Syunik marz of Armenia

JOB DESCRIPTION: Shen NGO is looking for an experienced Grain Processing Expert who will conduct trainings for the beneficiary 2 Agricultural Cooperatives in the field of grain processing (mill - production of crushed spelt, grain refining and winnowing). He/she will be responsible for provision of professional expertise in management of the processing units including control of technological processes. The incumbent will be employed by Shen NGO Project “Integrated Support for Sustainable Economic Development in Rural Mountainous Areas of Armenia” funded by the EU.

PROJECT OVERVIEW: Shen NGO, in partnership with village communities of Geghamasar, Areguni and Pambak of Gegharkunik marz and pasture users’ union consumer cooperatives of Shaghat, Angeghakot and Shaki communities of Syunik marz are carrying out the Project “Integrated Support for Sustainable Economic Development in Rural Mountainous Areas of Armenia”. The project aims to contribute to the local economic growth in targeted rural areas by creating sustainable jobs and increasing regional competitiveness in the two clusters of communities.


Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Project Management, the incumbent will be responsible for

  • Studying the existing knowledge and skills of the targeted 2 cooperatives in grain processing;
  • Drafting a training program on “Grain Processing”;
  • Developing training materials for publishing;
  • Conducting theoretical trainings for the members of cooperatives;
  • Support cooperatives to set up processing units (installation of equipment and consultancy)
  • Providing technical and technological assistance as well as on-job trainings on the exploitation and operation of the processing units including maintenance and utilization of processing equipment;
  • Supporting  cooperatives to solve product quality issues, to improve efficiency and reduce costs of production;
  • Writing analytical reports with recommendations for the project management;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • BS/ MS in Food Science, Food Technology or a related field;
  • At least 3 years of proven work experience in grain processing;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong reasoning and analytical skills;
  • Fluency in Armenian, working knowledge of English and Russian languages.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply for this position, please send your CV to:, stating the position title in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview.


21 Feb 2018