Arsen Khanyan joined the GICHD in July 2018 as Junior Programme Officer. His responsibilities include supporting the Head and Advisors of the Risk Management Division, from project management and implementation to desk research, reporting, translation, financial and administrative tasks. He also contributes to the preparation of technical missions, toolkits, training materials and training courses.
Prior to joining the GICHD, Arsen Khanyan completed several internship placements for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva and for the Council of Europe Liaison Office to the EU in Brussels.
Arsen Khanyan holds a BA and MA in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the European Regional Academy in Yerevan and recently graduated with a second MA in Russia and Eastern Europe (International Affairs) from the University of Geneva.