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Karina Manukyan

Karina Manukyan

New York, NY

Human Resource Management & Development, Organizational Effectiveness



Consultant - HR, Learning & Career Management Branch

• Providing support to HR Specialist on revisions of the competency framework and amendments of job profiles for the Performance Appraisal and Development system;
• Administered the online team building activities (e.g. Belbin, NBI) for worldwide UNFPA offices;
• Creating innovative solutions to support HR Specialists for staff development programs.

Career medium 04
Career medium 01

Permanent Mission of Armenia to the UN

Assistant to the Ambassador

• Provided overall support to the Ambassador with implementation of work program and office
• Liaised with counterparts of Host Country, Diplomatic Missions, UN offices, government
• Coordinated visits of high-level delegations and government officials on the occasion of General
• Established new social media communication to promote the Mission’s goals;
• Managed recruitment and training of volunteers and interns; supervised administrative staff;
• Conducted research and advised mission staff with protocol matters.


United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Intern; Learning & Career Management Branch/DHR

• Collaborating with HR Specialists and Branch Chief in the development of learning programs and conduct of the requisite research;
• Assisted with a 2 week orientation program for UNFPA young professionals;
• Planned and participated in brainstorming sessions on career development strategies.

Career medium 06
Career medium 04

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


• Produced the country office booklet summarizing 18 years of UNICEF’s activities in Turkmenistan;
• Contributed to publication of annual report;
• Collaborated on planning and facilitation of programmed seminars and workshops; composed speeches and presentations; general translation/editing of UNICEF publications;
• Managed communication with government counterparts, accredited embassies and UN agencies


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


• Collaborated with HR section on recruitment and evaluation of international consultants;
• Member of planning committee for inter-departmental events and the UN 65th Anniversary;
• Drafted official statements for UN Resident Coordinator addressed to the President of Turkmenistan.

Career medium 03
Career medium 04

Armenia Fund USA, Inc.

Development Associate

• Provided assistance to the Executive Director of the Fund on a daily basis;
• Established and managed social media recruitment process; trained over 30 volunteers annually;
• Managed the donor database, Raiser’s Edge software.


Tufts University

Research Assistant, Social and Spatial Cognition Labs

• Assisted faculty and graduate students with research on racial stereotypes and spatial cognition;
• Conducted experiments and managed communication with participants;
• Collected and coded data, contributed to result interpretation

Career medium 05


MS, Human Resource Management & Development

Columbia University Teachers College

International Education Development

Tufts University

BA, International Relations and Psychology

Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France

Economics, French