Senior Advisor in human rights/citizenship education

The European Wergeland Centre
Senior Advisor, Section for Civil Society and Teacher Education

The European Wergeland Centre (EWC) aims to strengthen our newly established Section for Civil Society and Teacher Education. The section is responsible for support to democratic development and strengthening human rights through work with education institutions. It provides a range of projects and initiatives aimed at higher education institutions, teacher training centers, NGOs and other key actors to promote democracy, human rights and inclusion in formal and non-formal education. We are now seeking a qualified Senior Advisor in a permanent position to join our international team.  


·        To strengthen EWC programming in education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural education.

·        To contribute to the strategic development of the section, in particular in the field of teacher education.

·        To manage EWCs’ education projects in close cooperation with partners and EWC colleagues.

·        To provide expertise and advice on teacher education (initial teacher education and/or ongoing professional development) to the Council of Europe, education authorities and other key stakeholders in the field.

·        To be responsible for the development of project proposals, in cooperation with key stakeholders including education authorities, NGOs, and relevant EWC staff.

·        To work closely and liaise with donors and explore new funding opportunities.

·        To represent EWC at external meetings, events, and sector relevant groups, including delivering presentations/briefings.

·        The position will require some international travel and will report to the Head of Section for Civil Society and Teacher Education.


·        Higher university degree in a related discipline, at master’s level or equivalent.

·        Professional experience and expertise in teacher education, initial and/or in-service teacher education, including international experience (minimum of 8 years).

·        Solid experience in project management, including financial management.

·        Solid experience in human rights education and/or citizenship education.

·        Experience from working with Norwegian and international donors.

·        Experience in conceptualisation and implementation of training courses is an asset.

·        Fluency in English and Norwegian is required (oral and written).

·        Commitment to EWCs’ vision, mission, and values.

·        Valid work permit

Personal qualities:

·        Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

·        Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity.

·        Flexible and creative.

·        Attention to detail

·        Goal oriented with the ability to work independently.


What do we offer?

·        Enriching and meaningful work in an international dynamic team.

·        Positive and exiting work environment.

·        Possibilities for professional development.

·        Flexible working hours.

·        Good pension agreement and insurance benefits

·        Office space in the city centre of Oslo (next to the Central Station). 

·        Salary based on experience and qualifications

We welcome applications from qualified people from all sections of the community in our desire to reflect diversity.

Please submit your letter of interest and CV, both in English, via Finn ("Søk her") no later than 5 May 2021. Note that applications sent per email or post will not be considered. 

Relevant candidates will be contacted for interview.

If you would like more information regarding the position, please contact the Head of Section for Civil Society and Teacher Education, Caroline Gebara, c.gebara [ a ] theewc.org

For inquiries regarding the recruitment process, please contact Chief Financial Officer Kjersti Klette, k.klette [ a ] theewc.org

Om arbeidsgiveren

The European Wergeland Centre is a resource centre on education for intercultural understanding, human rights and democratic citizenship. EWC’s main aim is to strengthen the capacity of individuals, educational institutions and educational systems to build and sustain a culture of democracy and human rights.

We were established by the Council of Europe and Norway in 2008 and serve all 47 member states. EWC is governed by a board composed of representatives of the Council of Europe and Norway.

To find out more about us, please visit our website.

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Caroline Gebara (regarding the position)
Head of Section for Civil Society and Teacher Education
Kjersti Klette (regarding the recruitment process)
Chief Financial Officer
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