About iGorts 2022
iGorts: A program which invites Diaspora Armenian professionals to serve in the public sector and the government of the Republic of Armenia.
The Republic of Armenia's Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs announces the launch of the “iGorts” 2022 program, which invites Diaspora Armenian professionals to serve in Armenia's government for a duration of one year.
Following an application and interview process, Diaspora professionals will be placed in state agencies across different sectors in need of their expertise and will contribute to the improvement and the development of programs and policies within the state institution.
This program is financed by the Republic of Armenia and all accepted candidates will receive:
- a round-trip air ticket;
- a monthly stipend of 336.000 AMD AMD to cover living expenses for the duration of their fellowship;
- emergency medical insurance;
- fee for a one-year residency permit.
- Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of relevant work experience OR a Master’s degree (or higher) with at least 3 years of relevant work experience
- Must have studied and/or worked in the Diaspora for at least 5 years
- Fluency in spoken Armenian is highly desirable
The following areas of expertise are prioritized for the program (please note that this is not an exhaustive list):
- Political science, public administration, international affairs, conflict resolution, and similar areas of study
- Sociology and social work
- Security studies
- Cultural studies
- Legal studies
- Computer Science & Information Technologies
- Communication and media studies
- Disaster Risk Management
- Environmental studies
- Urban planning and waste management
- Medicine and health sciences
- International Business
The application deadline for iGorts 2022 has closed.
This year, nearly 300 Diaspora Armenian professionals have sent applications from 32 countries, including Russia, the United States, Lebanon, Ukraine, Belgium, Iran, Canada, France, Germany, Belarus, Argentina, Switzerland, Norway, and Italy. In addition, applicants from the Netherlands, Jordan, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, and New Zealand applied to the program for the first time.
All applicants have a bachelor's degree with at least five years of professional experience or a master's degree (or higher) with three years of professional experience. This year we have applicants who graduated from Harvard, Bradford University, MSU, Columbia University, and UCLA.
This year the oldest applicant is 77 years old, and the average age of candidates for the program is 35 years.
After the final round, 50 specialists from the Diaspora will begin their careers in Armenia in September of this year.
If you have any questions, please contact us:
Phone: +374 10 515 514, +374 43 031 077 (WhatsApp / Viber / Telegram)