JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: EPP seeks Kyiv-based coordinator (part-time job)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: EPP seeks Kyiv-based coordinator (part-time job)

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) invites applications for a position of the Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP) Kyiv-based Coordinator (part-time job). The deadline for applications: 19 August 2015.

The position description

The Kyiv-based Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • organization of seminars and conferences held in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP) in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine;
  • responsibility for the logistics of the EPP events;
  • arrangement of publications;
  • organization and coordination of the contacts with media in Ukraine and, when necessary, in Moldova and Belarus;
  • translation of the disseminated materials and materials of the seminars to the corresponding languages (English, Ukrainian, Russian)
  • preparation of short reports about current ethno-political developments in Ukraine for ECMI.


The Kyiv-based Coordinator should meet the following requirements:

  • temporary residence in Kyiv;
  • proficiency in Ukrainian, English and Russian languages (both written and spoken);
  • sufficient knowledge of the ECMI activities and ethno-cultural diversity;
  • experience in organizing events (seminars and conferences);
  • readiness to travel across Ukraine and, when necessary to Belarus and Moldova;
  • experience in the area of communication with both Ukrainian officials and NGO people.

Non-affiliation with a governmental body or politically active NGO is an advantage. The ECMI welcomes applications from the candidates regardless of their racial, religious, ethnic background, age and other characteristics. The employee will be chosen on the basis of personal experience and skills.

The application must be in English and include:

  • biography reflecting your previous working experience;
  • motivation letter;
  • contacts of two referees (including the information on their positions along with the contact phone number and email address).

All applications in .doc and .pdf format should be forwarded to the email: The deadline is on 19 August 2015 at 23:59 (Kyiv time). Uncompleted applications and applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.

Expected start of work – September, 1, 2015.

Interview with the successful candidates will be held in form of a skype conference on 21and/or on 24 August 2015.

 About us

The European Centre for Minority Issues is an independent non-partisan research institute established by the governments of Germany, Denmark and the federal State of Schleswig-Holstein.

ECMI’s aim is to promote interdisciplinary research on issues related to minorities and majorities within a European perspective and to contribute to the improvement of interethnic relations in those parts of Western and Eastern Europe where ethno-political tension and conflict prevail.

The Centre conducts practice and policy-oriented research as well as providing information, expertise, consultations and documentation concerning minority-majority relations in Europe. ECMI advises European governments and regional intergovernmental organizations and civil society organisations. The Centre co-operates with the academic community in the framework of joint projects and events and communicates with the media and the general public through the timely provision of information and analysis.

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About Project

 ECMI Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP) addresses Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine – countries that face various challenges and also have numerous achievements in the accommodation and governance of their ethnic and linguistic diversity. This is a 3-year programme is to be implemented from 2014 to 2017.

The EPP’s goal is to enhance governance and to advance state policies on the prevention of ethnic discrimination and on the mainstreaming of national minorities issues according to European best practices in the target countries.

The EPP’s objectives are:

  • awareness-raising and capacity-building of public bodies in charge of diversity and equality management, consultative bodies and advisory bodies on minority issues
  • dissemination and transfer of information and know-how both on European standards and good practices through training and networking.

The programme objectives are achieved by the means of trans-regional thematically-focused training seminars, by facilitating networking of public and civil society institutions and by joint activities aimed at monitoring and drafting thematic reports on the EPP’s focal issues.

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