Armen Harutyunyan joined the GICHD in July 2018 as an Operational Efficiency Advisor. His work is primarily to provide technical advice to national authorities, United Nations, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders on non-technical and technical survey, clearance methodologies, technology, and the best practices in order to increase their operational efficiency and effectiveness. Additionally, he carries out mine action evaluations and research, develops and delivers training courses, and provides broader mine action expertise.
Prior to joining GICHD, between 2001 and 2013, Armen Harutyunyan worked in humanitarian mine action as operations and programme manager with INGOs and the UN in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Caucasus. Between 2013 and 2018, he has worked in portfolio and project management positions for UNOPS in support of peace and security, global health, innovation and other UN-led initiatives, supporting UN and other partners based in New York and Geneva.
Armen Harutyunyan holds an MBA from the University of Leicester’s School of Management in Leicester, U.K.