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EU-funded House of Europe Programme
Call for Decentralisation Liaison Officer

The Goethe-Institut Ukraine, the official cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany and a leading international cultural organisation in Ukraine, is recruiting a full-time Decentralisation Liaison Officer (from June for ca. 3.5 years) for the House of Europe programme.

role purpose:

  • to liaise with the House of Europe consortium partners in order to co-ordinate complex programme activities such as grants for international mobility and co-operation, professional capacity building tours and residences in EU countries, mobile information hubs and events in different regions of Ukraine;
  • to organise and maintain consortium co-operation and communication in order to ensure programme activities meet partner, donor, and participant expectations, and are delivered on time and to budget;
  • to co-ordinate intersectional workflows with other programme sections and centralised units (e. g. communication, monitoring and evaluation, overall financial management) as well as inter-organisational workflow with implementing partners (Goethe-Institut, British Council, Institut français, České Centrum) so as to streamline communication in order to achieve the best utilisation of resources and to ensure that decentralised activities of the action be implemented as planned;
  • to report to the Team Lead. 

main opportunities/challenges for this role:

  • volume and complexity of programme and programme activities;
  • intercultural, international, and multi-disciplinary scope of programme activities;
  • accompany ongoing transformation processes and international political contexts;
  • to work on a flagship EU-funded programme that will contribute to the promotion of EU values in Ukraine. 

skills, experience, and qualifications for the role:

  • English and Ukrainian to C1 level. Good German skills are an asset;
  • university degree in culture management or equivalent;
  • at least two years’ experience in successful delivery of projects to agreed financial and non-financial targets;
  • excellent organisation skills;
  • excellent negotiation as well as verbal and written communication skills;
  • excellent conflict management skills as well as a willingness to take initiative and solve problems;
  • good understanding of consortium partners’ specific missions and work cultures;
  • substantial working experience in an international, English-speaking environment. 
  • experience and expertise in civil engagement, reform processes, change management;
  • qualification/expertise in a sector relevant to House of Europe’s programme activities. 
Personal skills:
  • strong team player, ability to reflect team and leadership roles, to react to problems in teams;
  • self-reflection, willingness to revise, acceptance of criticism, ask questions where necessary;
  • creative and analytic thinking, structured and result-oriented approach, ability to get things done;
  • availability to work under stress, with temporarily high workload, and under minimal supervision. 

what we offer:

  • a good salary according to Ukrainian remuneration schemes;
  • to be part of a challenging, multidisciplinary international project providing high-level learning and development opportunities. 
Candidates wishing to apply should send the filled out application form by email to
Furthermore to be included:
  • Motivation letter
  • Photo
  • CV (English)
  • degree and work certificates (.jpg or .pdf) 
Please enclose your contact information and a phone number by which you can be reached.

Deadline for applications is Thu, 25 April, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EEST (Ukrainian summer time).
Selected candidates will be invited for a phone interview, and, if applicable, for a personal interview.