Job opening: Education Project Officer (Full-time position) Peace/ Antiracist/ Human Rights Education, History Education

at the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR)

Interested applicants need to submit their CV and relevant documentation along with a Letter of Interest by 12 July 2024.

Background

The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR)is a unique multi-communal, non-for-profit, non-governmental organization established in Nicosia in 2003. The AHDR envisions a society where dialogue on issues of history, historiography and history teaching and learning is considered a means for the advancement of understanding and critical thinking and is welcomed as an integral part of democracy and a culture of peace. Towards this end, the AHDR provides 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, youth and teachers from all communities on the island; in this context, the AHDR has received acclaim from the UN Secretary General and international organizations for its role in promoting contact and cooperation between the future generations of Cyprus.

Background to AHDR’s work on Education: The mission of the AHDR is to defend and promote productive dialogue and research related to education in conflict and post-conflict societies, at a local, national and international level, and, thereby, in strengthening peace, stability and democracy. In this manner, multiperspectivity and critical thinking form major components of AHDR’s work. Since its establishment, the AHDR’s efforts have focused on providing opportunities for educators, teachers, students and researchers to become better equipped, through training and exposure to novel educational material, to handle the complexities of education in divided societies. AHDR’s activities and projects 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.

In this framework, our work on Education focuses on:

  • Mono-communal and bi-communal trainings for students and teachers on issues related to history and peace education, both in the buffer zone and across the existing divide;
  • Design and implementation of research and dissemination of research findings;
  • Design and publication of educational materials;
  • Design of innovative activities and projects that guarantee the sustainability of current efforts to tackle racism and xenophobia both mono-communally and bi-communally;
  • Organization of local and international conferences, seminars and public debates on education;
  • Implementation of bi-communal teacher and student training, walks and study visits;
  • Networking with local and international stakeholders in the field of education;
  • Campaigning and advocacy.

 

Position

To support its work, the AHDR requires the services of a full-time Education Project Officer with demonstrated experience in the field (History or Peace/ Antiracist/ Human Rights Education, or relevant fields, i.e. Intercultural Education, Education for Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship Education, Holocaust Education, Museum Studies etc.) to assist in the implementation of the current and future educational project needs of the Association.

Required Qualifications & Competencies for Educational Project Officer

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in relevant disciplines with minimum 2 years of relevant experience or;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant disciplines with minimum 3 years of relevant experience.

 

Competencies:

  • Substantive and technical expertise in relevant fields;
  • Experience in the design (proposal writing) and implementation of educational and/or research projects;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills;
  • Experience in fundraising and campaigning for education;
  • Experience in outreach and communications;
  • Multitasking ability;
  • Excellent knowledge of the political situation in Cyprus and related challenges;
  • Ability to actively seek to improve or offer creative options to solve problems;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work as part of a team;
  • Ability to provide administrative and logistical support to educational projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt plans, prioritise and deliver tasks on time;
  • Excellent computer skills, especially a very good command of MS Office;
  • Fluency is required in written and spoken Turkish and English;
  • Demonstrated ability to cross and work in both communities;
  • Knowledge of Greek will be considered a plus.

 

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 who will be invited for an interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Submission Details

Interested applicants need to submit their CV and relevant documentation along with a Letter of Interest via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 12 July 2024.

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