Ruben Abisoghomyan

Deputy Chief of Party

Ruben Abisoghomyan is the Deputy Chief of Party for the Protection, Inclusion, and Empowerment Activity in Armenia. Mr. Abisoghomyan has diverse professional experience as a senior staff member with both small and large organizational structures in the U.S., Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, with epxerience in management, technical, administrative, and human capacity development areas of responsibility. As an international project manager and development specialist, consultant, and trainer, Mr. Abisoghomyan’s specialized areas of expertise include youth leadership and workforce development programs, gender and social inclusion work, organizational and program assessment, strategic planning, training, team building, and process re-engineering. He has worked on a diverse range of projects, from large multi-component USAID initiatives that required balancing conflicting agendas among partners and the host government, to small (and large) private sector organizations, facilitating consensus among management and founder priorities for growth and development. Mr. Abisoghomyan’s key capabilities include managing a diverse client base; understanding of the U.S. Government, EU, and other key donor priorities; being fully versed in the UN reform and its operational paradigm; and being able to link these with private sector business relationship development and team-building in a variety of environments.

Mr. Abisoghomyan brings over 20 years of experience across the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe countries, including extensive experience in emergency, fragile, and post-conflict states. He has worked with the Palladium Group and Creative Associates International, including serving as the Deputy Chief of Party on a large workforce development program in Afghanistan. He has since joined and supported a number of large scale projects within the UN system, most recently in Yemen and Jordan.

Mr. Abisoghomyan earned an M.S. in Engineering from the State Polytechnical Academy in Armenia. He also holds an MBA from the American University and a number of professional certifications from Johns Hopkins University and UN System Staff College (UNSSC). He is fluent in English, Russian, and Armenian.

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