Junior EU Aid Volunteer, Human rights and Education, Ukraine (6 months)

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Improvement of teaching and learning process for youth at schools and children spaces in Donbas through conducting workshops, lessons and extra-curricular activities on Human rights and global education, after-school clubs as well as assisting school teachers and organization’s regular events.

Organization of events in the field of education in the crisis region of eastern Ukraine in cooperation with experts from Ukraine. Work in schools of the Luhansk region, where activities are carried out, aimed at the introduction of the principles of human rights and the study of global education topics. Conducting classes on global education in 20 schools in Luhansk region according to the approved plan.

The approximate plan of work of the volunteer:

- Conducting classes for children in each school from 1 to 3 times a month

- Conducting general thematic seminars for school teachers from 1 to 3 times a month

- Open common lessons for children outside schools from 1 to 3 times a month

- Conducting personal and remote consultations for teachers and school administrators.


As a result of volunteer work:

More people in schools will know and notice violations of human rights, have knowledge on global education.

The ability and initiative of pupils and teachers will greatly improve.

People will gain new knowledge, confidence in themselves, and the level of stress will decrease.

Ukraine is a state in Eastern Europe. The population of Ukraine is 42 million people.
The capital of Ukraine is Kiev.
Official language is Ukrainian; Russian is widely spoken.
The climate of the whole territory of Ukraine is temperate continental.
People drive on the right-hand side of the road in Ukraine. Access to all roads is free of charge.
Ukraine is low-risk area for international volunteers, without the risk of major natural disasters and political instability, except in the eastern region and the territory of Crimea which are affected by conflict. All the risks mentioned below are moderate and in most cases will not influence the volunteer deployment.

HRC Postup is very strict with the security of its members (employees and volunteers). We have developed several tools (security management plan, safety policy, evacuation plan) that are shared with all members to be strictly followed. The organization regularly takes part in security trainings to improve skills and develop better security rules.

The city where the volunteer will be deployed is Severodonetsk which has been secured for more than 3 years and since then the city has had a chance to develop. It is located on a peaceful territory, 35 km from the line of demarcation. Since 2014 the city has had no any military accidents or shelling, proving that Severodonetsk is safer now and does not differ from other cities of Ukraine in terms of the security of civilians. It is actually the administrative center of Luhansk oblast and its population has increased to more than 150 000 residents.

Moreover, offices of many international NGOs that implement their own activities in Luhansk region (UN, ICRC, OSCE, NRC, DRC, ACF, etc.) are situated in this city.
Due to the international presence in the area of the regional administrative center, the atmosphere in the city improved economically and in terms of its social activism and NGO sector, if compared to the last 20 years.
The volunteer will not be asked to go to any unsafe place or to travel close to the front line (and will always be at least 5 km away). Travelling without HRC Postup employees outside the city will also not be allowed.
In any case, if the security situation changes, HRC Postup will not take any risks for its members and volunteers and will move them to a safe place (in Kiev or back to the country of Origin if requested).

The volunteer will gain further knowledge of the recent local security and operational context during follow up meetings, reviews and everyday communication with colleagues.

Educational project organization tasks

- Organizing activities for children during the breaks and space time
- After-school clubs
- School projects on Human rights
- Conducting lessons and extra-curricular activities on English, Human rights and global education
- Support a school network “Global education – Understanding Human Rights”

Information and Communication Technology tasks

- Using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching
- Sharing innovative tools and materials for education with local team and beneficiaries
- Assisting school teachers to use ICT within their work

Education capacity building, organization and development supporting tasks

- Organizing and conducting topic workshops at schools
- Assisting with the organization of regular events at schools
- Assisting in fundraising work for schools


Required competences

Some basic competences are required for this project:

  • knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian languages, Intermediate level
  • experience of working as a teacher
  • experience of working with children
  • ability to work with individuals and groups
  • experience in the subject of armed conflicts
  • experience in the subject of Human rights
  • skills to work with office IT-devices, computer software
  • systematic and independent work
  • development orientation
  • ability to analyze
  • self-motivated
  • self-organized
  • caring
Selection criteria
Applications are made directly within the sending organisation, please check out the how to apply section.

The candidate for EU Aid Volunteers must be a citizen of the EU or a third country national who is a long-term resident in an EU Member State, and must have a minimum age of 18 years.

The selection will be done on equal treatment and non discrimination criterias.

Some additional minimum requirements are expected to apply to this project:
- knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian languages, Intermediate level
- medical aptitude to travel and work in developing countries
- Experience of working as a teacher
- Experience of working with children
- ability to work with individuals and groups
- willingness to assist people affected from the armed conflict

Condition of service

Through this volunteering project, the volunteer will have the opportunity to learn about new areas of work and gain new skills. Some of the learning opportunities include:
Gain practical experience in educational work with people living close to the line of demarcation and who suffered from the armed conflict
Gain practical experience and learn about the context of the Ukrainian armed conflict
Gain knowledge of activities of a Ukrainian NGO
Getting acquainted with Ukrainian and Slavic culture
Improving of language skill
Realization of ideas in teaching

Working conditions:
Office and field work (settlements nearby): Monday to Friday, 6 hours a day, with a possibility to work in other safe places.
In case of work on weekends, additional holidays will be given.
The EU Aid Volunteer will have a possibility to work in Kiev in case of project activities there.
The EU Aid Volunteer is provided with a computer, a desk, other necessary materials. Should the volunteer be able to bring his/her own laptop this would be welcome.
Common and department meetings will take place once/twice a week.
Following of confidential internal rules
IT - security performance.

Living conditions:
The EU Aid Volunteer is provided with an accomodation (a private room that can be locked and with all basic needs): kitchen (will probably be shared), shower bath and internet access, heating system in winter, hot water.
The EU Aid Volunteer will have access to the use of public transport.
During his/her deployment the volunteer can visit a range of modern entertainment public places, and will have the chance to participate in cultural events.
The volunteer will have access to a variety of rich national and European dishes, and to all mobile operators (local ones are cheaper).
The EU Aid Volunteer should follow the national (mostly European) dress code.

Selection process

The candidate has to send the following documents to
- his/her application form SuD HAV
- his/her self assessment questionnaire
- his/her CV europass

Between the 04/07 and the 31/07/2018: the pre-selected candidates will have a Skype interview with MONDO and HRC Post Up.
Between August and October 2018: The pre-selected candidates will participate to an online training (around 25 hours) and face-to-face pre-departure training (10 to 12 days).

The final selection will be done after the pre-departure trainings in October 2018.

Once selected, the volunteer will participate to a 5 days pre-departure training with the sending organization in October / November 2018.

Important notice: additional candidates may be shortlisted for a single position
and proposed for the EU Aid Volunteers training. This is to ensure that for each
position, substitute volunteers may be chosen to replace the candidate in case
he or she resigns or is no longer available. Where more than one candidate has
been shortlisted for a single position, final selection takes places following the

Date of training
From August to the begining of October 2018
Apprenticeship Placement
Pre-deployment preparation and induction
October or November 2018
from January 2019 to June 2019
Post-deployment activities
Summer 2019
Self assessment questionnaire
File 4.euav_self_assessment_questionnaire_en.xlsx