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Call for Education 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 part-time (75%) Project Officer for Education Study Tours (from October 2019 or earlier for 3 years) for the House of Europe programme.

role purpose

  • to conceptualise and manage international capacity building/study tours for professionals from the educational sphere (targeting school teachers, higher education decision makers, oblast education officials, informal educators);
  • to ensure high-quality programme activities meet partner, donor, and participant expectations, and are delivered on time and to budget;
  • to implement selection criteria, quality and evaluation standards, decision-making procedures, annual project management plans, activity content, communication, dissemination, and sustainability strategies, in close coordination with section Manager and the Team Lead;
  • to undertake monitoring and evaluation of the respective activities in accordance with House of Europe, Goethe-Institut, and EU standards;
  • to reach out to and collaborate with partners, experts, professional networks, and organisations on both Ukrainian and international levels;
  • to manage operational finances, financial planning, and reporting for the respective activities;
  • to report to the section Manager. 

main opportunities/challenges for this role

  • volume and complexity of programme and programme activities;
  • intercultural, international, and multi-disciplinary scope of programme activities;
  • to accompany ongoing transformation processes and international political contexts;
  • to ensure digital engagement and impact for House of Europe activities;
  • 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 pedagogics, arts management or equivalent;
  • at least two years’ experience in successful delivery of projects to agreed financial and non-financial targets,
  • strong experience and network in the educational sector. 
  • experience in conceptualising educational programmes or curricula;
  • experience and expertise in civil engagement, reform processes, change management;
  • experience in developing/managing international exchange;
  • experience in organising events, tours, mobile projects, mobility schemes;
  • experience in successfully pursuing and developing projects through donor-funded, sponsorship-, client-, and/or co-funded partnerships;
  • substantial experience in working in an international, English-speaking environment;
  • experience in leading a team is an asset.
Personal skills
  • strong team player, ability to reflect team 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;
  • readiness to work on weekends and in the evening, and for work-related traveling. 

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
  • CV (English)
  • degree and work certificates (.jpg or .pdf). Employments need to be proven by scanned work book (трудова книжка). 
Please enclose your contact information and a phone number by which you can be reached.
Deadline for applications is Fri, 13 September 2019, 12:00 noon EEST (Ukrainian summer time).
Selected candidates will contacted by phone, and, if applicable, invited for a personal interview.