The AHDR has opened a call to include in the AHDR Roster of Lesson Plan Developers. Interested applicants must submit their documents by June 25th, 2022.


Professional Services - Roster of Lesson Plan Developers

 Terms of Reference


The AHDR is a unique multi-communal, non-for-profit, non-governmental organisation 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 lesson plan developers 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 Lesson Plan Developers

The overall objective of this expression of interest is to create a roster of lesson plan developers in two thematic areas. Qualified professionals will be placed in the roster for one year in order to expedite hiring processes. Under the understanding of registering for the Lesson Plan Developer Roster, the selected candidates will be contacted to see if they are available to develop and/or review lesson plans, when needed, under the supervision of the AHDR Director, Sustainability and Operations Officer and respective Project Officer(s). The Director and the respective Project Officer(s) will advise and guide the implementation of the defined deliverables based on the needs identified by specific projects. The Roster will be maintained for a period of one year and will be reviewed and updated yearly based on performance and needs.


Thematic Areas of Interest

  • History & History Education
  • Peace Education/ Education for a Culture of Peace (or relevant fields, i.e. Human Rights Education, Intercultural Education, Anti-racism Education, Education for Sustainable Development, Citizenship Education, Holocaust Education, Museum Education, Heritage Studies)

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.

  • 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:

  1. Bi-communal and mono-communal teacher training workshops related to History of Cyprus, Social and Cultural History, History Teaching Methodology and AHDR Supplementary Educational Materials.
  2. Design and Implementation of research and dissemination of research findings.
  3. Panel Discussions on policy development and public debates and film screenings on history.
  4. Exhibitions related to Cyprus History.
  5. Creation of Public Outreach Tools.
  6. Organisation of city walks and bike tours.
  • Background to AHDR’s work on 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 alternative 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:

  1. Mono-communal and bi-communal trainings for students and teachers on issues related to a Culture of Peace.
  2. Design of sustainability actions.
  3. Organization of local and international conferences, seminars and public debates on education.
  4. Implementation of bi-communal youth camps.
  5. Implementation of youth and children clubs.
  6. Design and publication of training manuals on Peace Education.
  7. Networking with local and international stakeholders in education.


Scope of Work

The applicant may look into all areas of expertise indicated above 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.


  • Design and develop learning resources and activities of an interactive and engaging nature, while ensuring that these are based on a strong theoretical background and are relevant to the respective project objectives and contextual conditions (local curricula, international trends etc.);
  • Ensure the development of training materials according to AHDR quality standards in a timely manner;
  • Review the work of others and offer constructive feedback in the context of multi-authored publications/educational material;
  • Incorporate an evaluation component into the envisioned educational material;
  • Consult with the AHDR Director and Project Officer(s) during the lesson plan review and development phase.

Qualifications & Competencies

Successful applications will be placed in one of the 2 bands outlined below:

Bands: Lesson Plan Developers (History Education) (Band 1) and Lesson Plan Developers (Peace Education) (Band 2)

  • Qualifications:
    • Master Degree in the aforementioned or relevant fields with a minimum of three (3) years working experience in lesson plan development, or
    • Bachelor Degree in the aforementioned or relevant fields with a minimum of five (5) years of working experience in lesson plan development.
  • Competencies:
    • Demonstrated experience in education: formal education, higher education, non-formal, and/or adult education;
    • Demonstrated experience in educational material design, assessment;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work as part of a team;
    • Ability to work independently, as well as under supervision;
    • Demonstrated ability to adapt plans, prioritise and deliver tasks on time;
    • Proficiency is required in written and spoken English;
    • Knowledge of current educational trends;
    • Excellent knowledge of the political conditions in Cyprus and related challenges will be considered a plus;
    • Experience in the development of online-based educational materials will be considered a plus;
    • Proven excellent knowledge of Greek or Turkish will be considered a plus.

Evaluation & Selection of Applications

Lesson Plan Developers 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. This Expression of Interest does not entail any commitment on the part of the employer, either financial or otherwise. 

Stage 1: Establishing a Roster

  • The Evaluation Committee will initially screen the applicants against the minimum criteria as specified and those meeting the minimum requirements will be long listed.
  • Long-listed applicants will be evaluated through a desk review by an evaluation committee against relevant criteria.

For both of the bands, having knowledge of Turkish or Greek will be considered a plus.

Stage 2: Contracting & Rates:

Successful lesson plan developers will be awarded an Agreement for Professional Services – Lesson Plan Development Services and become part of a Roster of lesson plan developers for the AHDR projects.

A specific Terms of Reference (ToR) outlining the outputs, deliverables, timeline and detailed arrangement for each assignment shall be provided and a Contract will be issued to the selected professional.

The rates do not include VAT. Where applicable, the employer shall be liable to pay VAT taxation for the services upon receipt of a valid VAT invoice from the Contractor.

It is the responsibility of the contractor to ensure that they comply with all other relevant income taxations and social insurance payments. The employer has no liability for such taxes and duties (except VAT) payable by the contractor under this Contract.

The contract will establish a framework agreement for services when needed.  This does not form a financial obligation or commitment from the employer at the time the contract is signed. 

Financial commitments will only be established each time the services are requested within the scope of the contract. The rates will be determined based on the professional’s qualifications and according to the budget provided by the respective grant(s). The payment schedule will be determined under the ToR for each assignment and payment will be made upon submission of an invoice by the Contractor. The rate of the contract is determined by the employer.

Submission Details

Please submit your CV and relevant documentation along with an Expression of Interest letter stating your experience in this field.

Submit via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 25th 2022.

Interested applicants may obtain further information by sending any requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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