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Контактна особа: War Childhood Museum

Музей воєнного дитинства (War Childhood Museum) – єдиний у світі музей, присвячений дитинству, яке зазнало страждань через війни, лавреат Музейної нагороди Ради Європи у 2018 році, відкриває офіс у Києві й розшукує кваліфікованого фахівця на посаду Директора проєкту Музею воєнного дитинства в Україні. Посада передбачає повну зайнятість з основним місцем роботи у м.Київ. Просимо зголошуватися до 24 березня (далі англійською).

War Childhood Museum: Project Director Ukraine

War Childhood Museum (www.warchildhood.org) – world’s only museum exclusively focused on war-affected childhoods and laureate of Council of Europe Museum Prize 2018 – is opening its office in Kyiv, Ukraine. This office will manage WCM’s activities in Ukraine: research and documentation, exhibitions and educational activities. At the War Childhood Museum (WCM) we believe that conflicts should also be presented from children’s perspective. We worked in different contexts around the world and we know that war-affected children are much more than passive victims how they are often perceived; they are strong, resilient and creative survivors. Just like childhood in peace, childhood affected by war is a complex experience that deserves attention. If you are based in Kyiv, and want to work within this unique project, this is an opportunity for you.

The WCM is looking for an experienced professional to serve as WCM’s Project Director Ukraine. This is a full time position, based in our office in central Kyiv. We invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to become part of a growing international organization.

Project Director Ukraine

The Project Director Ukraine will manage all the activities of WCM in Ukraine and will work directly with WCM’s Director and Executive Director, based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and will cooperate with our partner forumZFD Programme Office in Ukraine.


  • Networking and partnerships: contribute to the creation and execution of the development plan for WCM Ukraine – establishing and managing relationships with governments, non-profits, international community, corporate partners and media
  • Planning, managing, and reporting on existing and future projects
  • Contributing to the strategic development of WCM Ukraine
  • Managing and engaging staff and volunteers
  • Strengthening capacities and image of the WCM in Ukraine
  • Market research and procurement procedures
  • Continuous contribution towards WCM’s development in Ukraine, proactive approach that will enable organizational growth and sustainability
  • Coordinating all outsourced services
  • Achievement of project goals and strategic development goals

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Proven experience in leading a small or medium size non-profit, or extensive project management experience in non-profits
  • Solid history of recruiting, developing and retaining staff and influential volunteers, building alignment and achieving goals around strategic priorities
  • Proficient in English, Ukrainian, and Russian
  • Effective communicator able to present the project to different stakeholders and media
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation, taking corrective actions and productivity enhancements
  • Proven experience or advanced understanding of working with vulnerable groups
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills, commitment to confidentiality, ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with constituents, volunteers and staff
  • Proven fund-raising experience with foundations, international donors or government(s) is a plus
  • International experience is a plus
  • Advanced IT knowledge, marketing and PR experience, media contacts, and advanced network across sectors (non-profit, culture, arts, media, international community) is a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • 5 years of non-profit management experience
  • Excellent computer skills (proficiency in MS Office and Google applications)
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, positive attitude, mission driven and self-directed

How to apply

Please send a letter describing how you would use your knowledge and experience to contribute to the development of War Childhood Museum in Ukraine, and your CV (both in PDF format) to jobs@warchildhood.org before March 24th.

CVs and resumes created through online generators as well as those not received through jobs@warchildhood.org will not be taken into consideration. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We intend to contact shortlisted candidates by the end of March.

Позначено як: project director

Про War Childhood Museum

Based on the crowd-sourced book War Childhood and founded on the principles of social entrepreneurship, the independent, youth-led War Childhood Museum has garnered recognition as the world’s only museum focused exclusively on childhoods that have been affected by war.

Through its unique platform, the WCM is able to tackle trauma on an individual level for participants and visitors – ultimately contributing to better understanding for society on the whole. Its first permanent exhibition opened in January 2017, seven years after the project’s inception, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Having proven successful in providing Bosnians of all ages with a rare opportunity to confront the traumas of their recent past without reinforcing ethnic boundaries, the WCM has expanded its activities abroad. Currently, WCM operates in Lebanon, Ukraine, and the United States – becoming an international platform that gives voice to current and former war children.

Its quick growth aggregated a lot of attention and facilitated collaboration between WCM and some of the world’s leading universities. WCM has had the privilege of presenting at the largest peace-building, youth, and museum conferences. Its efforts have received media coverage from New York City to Tokyo.

The 2018 Council of Europe Museum Prize – one of the most prestigious awards in the museum industry – has been awarded to the War Childhood Museum as part of the European Museum of the Year Awards.War Childhood Museum (Muzej ratnog djetinjstva).

Logavina 32, 71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

+387 33 535-558 | info@warchildhood.org | warchildhood.org/museum