Project Officer/Advisor for Educational Project in Ukraine

The European Wergeland Center
Project Officer/Advisor

The European Wergeland Centre (EWC) is seeking a qualified and experienced Project Officer/Advisor for a 3-year project based position from 1 November 2021. The Project aims particularly at building capacities of educators, NGOs and teacher training institutions in Ukraine to implement democratic reforms in school and early childhood education and care.

The employee will be based in Oslo, and manage one of the project components in cooperation with the Project Manager and project team in Oslo and Ukraine. The component implies working closely with the Ukrainian authorities on policy development, cooperating with local NGOs and providing online and blended courses for teachers with a focus on education for democratic citizenship and human rights, both at the EWC’s e-learning platform and face-to-face.

As a member of the Project team, the employee will also contribute to strengthening newly established Early Childhood and School Section. The Section works internationally focusing on supporting education reforms and changes in everyday teaching and learning practices aiming at democratization of curricula, governance, learning environment, pedagogies, and assessment. The section also implements projects focusing on school and kindergarten development, with an aim to build democratic culture of schools and early childhood education institutions.



  • To plan, budget, coordinate and monitor activities for one of the project components of the EWCs’ education project in Ukraine, in a close cooperation with the Project Manager, EWC team in Oslo and in Ukraine and partners. This includes some logistical responsibilities.
  • To prepare necessary reporting documents to be submitted to the donor and internally.
  • To contribute to the project’s strategic development and planning.
  • To liaise with implementing partners in Ukraine, international experts and partner institutions.
  • To contribute to working with donors and exploring new funding opportunities.
  • To represent EWC at external meetings, events, and other project related activities, including delivering presentations/briefings.
  • To contribute to the work of the School and Early Childhood Section.


The position will require some international travel. It will report to the Head of Section for Early Childhood and School.



  • Higher university degree in a related discipline.
  • Good experience in project management (minimum of 3 years), preferably also international.
  • Preferably experience in human rights education and/or citizenship education.
  • Interest for digitalization of learning and education.
  • Preferably professional experience and expertise in online and blended learning projects, in particular for teacher training.
  • Preferably experience of working with Norwegian and international donors.
  • Fluency in English, Ukrainian or Russian is required (oral and written). Knowledge of Norwegian is an asset.
  • Commitment to EWCs’ vision, mission, and values.
  • Valid work permit


Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Structured and self-organized
  • Attentive to details
  • Able to work both independently and in a team
  • Eager to learn and innovate
  • Flexible and creative


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 with possibilities for home office.
  • 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.

The project runs from 2021-24. Preferred start date is 1 November 2021.

Please submit your letter of interest and CV, both in English, via Finn ("Søk her") no later than 27 September 2021. Note that applications sent per email or post will not be considered.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for interview. If you would like more information regarding the position, please contact the Head of Section for Early Childhood and School, Iryna Sabor i.sabor [ 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.

Karl Johans gate 2, 0154 Oslo
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Iryna Sabor
Head of Early Childhood and School Section
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