The AHDR and PeacePlayers Cyprus has opened a call for Coaches / Physical Education Trainers. Interested applicants must submit their documents by July 27th, 2022.


Professional Services - Roster of Coaches / Physical Education Teachers





Background of Organizations

The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (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 under ‘Imagine’ project; 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.

‘Imagine’ project, is an Educational Program on Anti-racism Education/ Education for a Culture of Peace launched in October 2017, which aims to increase contact between the two communities in Cyprus and promotes peace, understanding and anti-racism on the island in the context of a holistic understanding of a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence. The program also aims to decentralize and reach rural areas in the island which have fewer opportunities to engage in activities that bring members of the two communities together. Participation to the project is completely voluntary and free-of-charge. The project is based on a step-by-step approach, and the methodology employed in the workshops is adapted to different age groups and educational levels.

As of June 2022, 6117 students, accompanied by 714 teachers were trained in the Imagine Project. Another 518 teachers were trained in Peace Education both mono-communally and bi-communally and another 92 head teachers participated in the 'Imagine' Head Teachers conference.

The ‘Imagine’ Project is implemented by the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) and the Home for Cooperation (H4C) and is funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. It is supported by the Technical Committee on Education and the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and the UN Office of the Special Advisor (OASG).

In the context of ‘Imagine’ project, the AHDR has been partnered with the PeacePlayers-Cyprus (PP-CY), which has been effectively working on strengthening the dialogue and relationship of children from the divided communities within the framework of peacebuilding through basketball, under the ethos of “children who play together can learn to live together”. Since the organization’s inception in 2006, PP-CY has reached over 4,000 youth across the island from both communities; and continues to engage with them through structured sport for dialogue and reconciliation efforts. PP-CY is part of a larger PeacePlayers global network that includes programs in conflict and post conflict communities including the Middle East, Northern Ireland, South Africa and the United States. Through this network, PP-CY has been able to strengthen its position within Cyprus and remains the only intercommunal peacebuilding through sport organization within the island.

To support the ‘Imagine’ project, the two organizations require professional services for the sports activities of the project.  

Expression of Interest & Roster of Coaches / Physical Education Teachers

The overall objective of this expression of interest is to create a roster of sport coaches and physical education teachers for the ’Imagine’ project. Qualified coaches will be placed in the roster for the next one year in order to expedite the hiring process. Under the understanding for registering for the Coaches’ roster, the selected candidates will be contacted to see if they are available to provide coaching services when needed. The Roster will be maintained for a period of one year and will be reviewed and updated yearly based on performance and needs.

Scope of Work and Responsibilities

The coach will ensure effective and efficient provision of services, full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, management of information flow and follow-up on commitments made. Below are the key responsibilities and roles:

  • Provide coaching services for sports activities taking place in the context of a Peace Education project;
  • Coordinate with the PeacePlayers Coordinators and other team members until the completion of the assignment;
  • Work in line with the vision, mission and objectives of AHDR and PP-CY and their project(s);
  • Ensure that the language and terminology used during activities is respectful to the sensitivities of the different stakeholders and communities in Cyprus;
  • Translate all instructions from English to Greek or Turkish during activities;
  • Not disclosing any confidential information, materials, design or copyrights to third parties (all documents used within the project should be considered confidential);
  • Ensure high quality, effective and efficient provision of services as well as confidentiality in all aspects of the assignment.

Coach Requirements

Languages required for services: Greek or Turkish; and English

Target group: children and young people (6-18 years old)

Required qualifications and competences:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Physical Education, Sports Science or in relevant fields;
  • Experience in working with children and young people between the ages of 6-18;
  • Excellent teamworking skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated excellent level of English and Greek or Turkish;Ability to grasp new concepts quickly i.e. technical terms and specific terminology;
  • Demonstrating experience in intercommunal work will be considered a plus.

Evaluation & Selection of Applications

Coaches will be selected in accordance with their qualifications and demonstrated level of experience. This Expression of Interest does not entail any commitment on the part of the employer, either financial or otherwise.


Contracting & Rates

Successful candidates will be awarded an Agreement for Professional Services – Coaching Services and become part of a roster of coaches.

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. Payments will be made upon completion of services and submitted invoice by the Contractor. The rate of the contract is determined by the employer.

Submission Details

Please submit your: 1) CV, 2) Expression of Interest letter briefly stating your motivation and experience in this field, 3) any other relevant documentations (optional) 4) flexibility in working schedule (number of days that can be committed to this work in a month). 

Submit via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 27th, 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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