Project Manager for the field of “Dealing with the Past” in Odesa, Ukraine

Job Vacancy at forumZFD. Deadline: 6 January 2019

ForumZFD is looking for a Project Manager for the field of "Dealing with the Pasz" to join the dedicated team in Ukraine starting on March 2019. You will be part of a new programme that has been recently developed and will be implemented in cooperation with partner organisations and local actors in Odesa and the region.

Specific Tasks

  • Plan, design and organize, in cooperation with partners, workshops, training courses and other activities regarding the implementation of the programme DwP component
  • Plan, implement, and monitor the effect of activities related to the programme component Dealing with the Past (DwP).
  • Support the development of teaching aids (manuals) and other publications related to DwP; raise awareness among the public for the necessity of developing an inclusive culture of remembrance.  
  • Support networking of national NGOs and other stakeholders (from science, academia, politics, etc.) in the working field of DwP in an inclusive and non-biased manner.
  • Develop content and concepts of the programme component DwP.
  • Identify new target groups that are involved in a dialogue about history and remembrance and assist them in addressing the effects of history’s interpretation on current conflicts in Ukraine.


  • A degree in social sciences, peace and conflict studies, or other relevant discipline.
  • A minimum 3 years of experience in the fields of DwP and/or Transitional Justice especially in the culture of remembrance.  
  • Professional experience with civil peace service and/or development assistance.  
  • Knowledge of methods of nonviolent/civil conflict resolution, especially in dialogue facilitation.
  • Project management experience, coupled with some knowledge of PME methods and processes.
  • Experience in independent planning, initiation and implementation of co-operation projects with local partners.
  • Experience in designing concepts for training courses, workshops, seminars and other events involving diverse partners and stakeholders.
  • Strong social competence, team player able to integrate quickly into daily project routine; strong ability to think strategically and conceptually;
  • Physical and psychological stability and strong intercultural sensitivity to work in a diverse team and live in a complex local context;
  • Sound IT skills;
  • Fluent English both spoken and written is a must. Knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian would be welcome but not obligatory.
  • Driving license and experience;
  • EU or Swiss citizenship is required for this position.

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