Interested applicants need to submit their CV and relevant documentation along with an Expression of Interest letter stating their experience in the field by 19 July 2021.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
Roster of Professionals
ASSOCIATION FOR HISTORICAL DIALOGUE AND RESEARCH (AHDR)
The AHDR is a unique multi-communal, non-for-profit, non-governmental organization established in Nicosia in 2003 that envisions a society where dialogue on issues of history, historiography and history teaching and learning is considered a means for the advancement of historical understanding and critical thinking and is welcomed as an integral part of democracy and a culture of peace. The AHDR contributes to the advancement of historical understanding amongst the public and more specifically amongst children, youth, and educators by providing access to learning opportunities for individuals of every ability and every ethnic, religious, cultural, and social background, based on the respect for diversity and the dialogue of ideas. Since its establishment, the AHDR has broadened its mission by promoting peace education in formal and non-formal settings and is currently bringing together school children of all ages from all communities on the island; in this context, the AHDR has received acclaim from the UN Secretary General for its role in promoting contact and cooperation between the future generations of Cyprus.
To support its work, the AHDR requires the services of specialists as Professionals (Researchers, Trainers, Educational Project Officers) in the fields of History and History Education, and Peace Education/ Education for a Culture of Peace to help support the current and future project needs of the AHDR.
Expression of Interest & Roster of Consultants
The overall objective of this expression of interest is to create a roster of professionals in specific thematic areas. Qualified professionals will be placed in the roster for the next one year in order to expedite hiring processes for various assignments. Under the understanding of registering for the Roster, the selected candidates will be contacted to see if they are available to work, when needed, under the supervision of the AHDR Director who will advise and guide the implementation of the defined deliverables and cluster research or educational activities based on the needs identified by specific projects or calls for proposals.
Scope of Work and Responsibilities
The applicant may look into all areas of expertise indicated below and then choose their relevant field as appropriate to submit the application. Individuals may apply for more than one area if they have the required qualifications and professional skills.
Thematic Areas of Interest
The applicants will be considered for the roster based on their relevant expertise after the completion of the evaluation process.
Professional Support will focus on the areas outlined below. For each theme, a background to the work of the AHDR is provided along with the key areas for which professional support may be required.
History and History Education:
Background to AHDR’s work on History and History Education: The mission of the AHDR is to defend and promote productive dialogue and research into history and history teaching and, thereby, in strengthening peace, stability and democracy. In this manner, multiperspectivity and critical thinking form the two main components of AHDR’s work. Hence, the AHDR focuses its work on Research and Training in the field of History. Since its formation, the organization’s efforts have centred on providing opportunities for educators, historians and researchers to become better equipped to handle the complexities of history teaching, including the training of educators and the development of supplementary educational materials. In this context, our history and history education activities focus on, to name a few:
Peace Education/ Education for a Culture of Peace:
Background to AHDR’s work on Peace Education/ Education for a Culture of Peace: In the context of AHDR’s efforts to promote a Culture of Peace through education, at a local, national and international level, the organization has also engaged in a series of Peace Education projects and activities. These have showcased the impact of deconstructing stereotypes and increasing contact in creating a paradigm shift in education as a prerequisite for laying the foundations for sustainable peace. The implementation of Peace Education projects derives from the recognition, by the AHDR, of the necessity to respond to the educational needs of teachers, students and the society at large in relation to Education for a Culture of Peace as well as to the urgency to highlight the importance of peace and non-violence and increased inter-communal contact for constructing sustainable futures for the generations to come. All the above prescribe the implementation of innovative programs and initiatives. It is an imperative for the AHDR to assist educational stakeholders, mainly students and teachers, in redefining the use of terms such as social justice, compassion, solidarity, peace and conflict and deconstruct the ‘friend-enemy’ logic. In this framework, our work on Peace Education focuses on:
Required Qualifications & Competencies
Qualifications & Competencies:
Applications are encouraged for all the below bands. Successful applications from Researchers, Trainers and Educational Project Officers will be placed in one of the 3 bands outlined below:
Band 1: Researchers
Band 2: Trainers
Band 3: Educational Project Officers (short or long term)
Evaluation & Selection of Applications
Applicants will be selected in accordance with their qualifications and demonstrated level of experience. An evaluation committee will review the expression of interests/ applications received and will shortlist the successful candidates to create the roster of professionals.
Stage 1: Establishing a Roster
For all the Bands above, having knowledge of the language of the other community (Turkish or Greek) will be considered a plus.
Successful candidates will be included in the Professional Roster for a period of 1 year under one of the identified professional bands. The inclusion of an individual in the roster does not guarantee a contract with the AHDR, nor does it entail any commitment on the part of the employer, either financial or otherwise. The Roster establishes a framework agreement for services when needed. Financial commitments will only be established each time the services are requested within the scope of the agreement.
The Professional Roster will be maintained for a period of one year and will be reviewed and updated yearly based on performance and needs.
Stage 2: Contracting for Specific Assignment:
Interested applicants need to submit their CV and relevant documentation along with an Expression of Interest letter stating their experience in the field.
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