Job Announcement - Marketing Specialist

TITLE:  Marketing Specialist

TERM:  Full-time, 40 hours a week

START DATE/ TIME:  03 December 2018

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

DURATION:  2 years, with 3 months of probation period.

LOCATION:  Yerevan, Armenia, with frequent travel to project implementation marzes of Armenia

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Shen NGO is looking for an experienced Marketing Specialist for training the management of the beneficiary Agricultural Cooperatives in marketing skills and knowledge. He/She will draft a long-term marketing strategy for sustainable co-operative activities.


Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of Shen NGO Management, the incumbent will be responsible
- Study operations of the targeted cooperatives to understand and analyze their marketing needs;

- Conduct market surveys, develop marketing strategies jointly with cooperatives according to their objectives;

- Prepare training program on “Marketing of agricultural products”, conduct marketing and business development capacity trainings for the board members, presidents of the beneficiary cooperatives;

- Provide trainings on positioning, communications and other marketing issues using the most effective methods and tools, particularly for marketing of product innovations and new services for the local markets;

- Discuss marketing activities of the cooperatives and analyze the results;

- Negotiate with stakeholders of horticultural value chain, create market links between beneficiary marketing groups, wholesale buyers, processing companies, supermarket networks, exporters and other companies;

- Collect and analyze information on targeted crop market systems, analyze different value chains, make practical proposals for improving value chains;

- Facilitate sustainable and effective cooperation between financial institutions (banks, credit organizations) and farmers/producers and processing/ exporters;

- Draft business plans for small agricultural enterprises and conduct capacity building trainings for farmers and SMEs;

- Writing analytical reports with recommendations for the project management;

- Perform other related duties as assigned.


- BS/ MS in Marketing or a related field;
- At least 3 years of demonstrable work experience in marketing;

- Experience in marketing of agricultural products is a plus;

-  Work experience in agribusiness and rural entrepreneurship is a plus;

- Strong interpersonal communication skills;
- Strong presentation and negotiation skills;
- Strong reasoning and analytical skills;
- Flexible thinker with strong time management 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. 

OPENING DATE:  26 October 2018


ABOUT COMPANY:  Since its establishment in 1988, Shen Non-Governmental Organization has been involved in development of over 350 rural communities of Armenia.

More information on Shen NGO can be obtained at

Start Date: 
26 Oct 2018
25 Nov 2018