War Childhood Museum is hiring: Country Director, Ukraine

12 maj
Rok prijave 20.05.2022

WCM is the world's only museum exclusively focused on war-affected childhoods and
laureate of the Council of Europe Museum Prize. This office manages WCM's activities in
Ukraine: research and documentation, exhibition, and educational activities. Since 2020, this office has established WCM's Ukrainian collection and developed a traveling
exhibition presented in Kyiv in 20211 and Kherson in 2022. More information about
WCM's work: https://warchildhood.org/ua/ and https://warchildhood.org.
The WCM is looking for an experienced professional to serve as WCM's Country Director for Ukraine. This is a full-time position based in our office in central Kyiv (currently
online). We invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to become part of a
growing international organization. In the next stage of Kyiv office development, we aim
to expand our activities in Ukraine and open a permanent museum in Kyiv. While we
already have a collection, exhibition, and know-how needed for the management of a
permanent museum, this means we will have to attract additional funding, find adequate
space, and grow the team.
Country Director, Ukraine
The Country Director Ukraine will manage all the activities of WCM in Ukraine and will
work directly with WCM's head office. We are looking for a motivated, experienced
professional to lead our Kyiv office towards the opening of a permanent museum in Kyiv.
• Partnerships: establishing and managing meaningful relations with governments,
non-profits, the international community, corporate partners, and media
• Development: managing existing and attracting new grants and funding
• Strategic planning: contributing to the strategic development of WCM Ukraine and
strengthening capacities and image of the WCM in Ukraine
• General management: staff and contractors, financials, overseeing projects and
• Continuous contribution toward WCM's development in Ukraine, proactive
approach that will enable organizational growth and sustainability
• Achievement of strategic goals

Required Knowledge and Experience
• Proven experience in leading a small or medium-sized non-profit or extensive
project/program management experience in non-profits is an advantage (you can
apply if you have relevant and extensive experience in for-profit entities and
motivation to move to a non-profit industry or particular interest in WCM's work)
• Solid history of recruiting, developing and retaining staff and influential volunteers,
as well as achieving goals around strategic priorities
• Proficient in English and Ukrainian
• Effective communicator able to present the project to different stakeholders and
• Experience in monitoring and evaluation, taking corrective actions and productivity
• 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
• High performance, ability to solve problems, excellent organizational skills
• Excellent verbal and written skills, commitment to confidentiality, ability to exercise
tact and diplomacy in dealing with stakeholders
• Proven fund-raising experience with foundations, international donors, or
government(s) is an advantage
• Experience or advanced understanding of working with vulnerable groups is an
• International experience is an advantage
• Marketing / PR / IT experience and advanced network across sectors (non-profit,
culture, arts, media, international community) is an advantage
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
• Five years of (non-profit) management experience
• Excellent computer skills
• 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, experience, and
network to contribute to the development of the War Childhood Museum in Ukraine
(including the opening of a permanent museum in Kyiv) and your CV (both in PDF format,
and in English) to [email protected] before 20 May 2022.

Additional information
The tentative starting date is 1 June 2022, but there is flexibility both in terms of date
and place, as our office in Kyiv is currently closed, and the team works online from
different locations.

CVs and resumes created through online generators, as well as those not received
through [email protected], will not be taken into consideration. Please note that
only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We intend to contact the shortlisted
candidates by 23 May 2022

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