Current open positions at the IHRA are listed below. 

Freelance educational expert (March-September 2023)

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) seeks to hire an educational expert to engage as an external specialist in its programmatic work on countering Holocaust distortion. Together with its partner organization UNESCO, the IHRA plans to develop an educational program on addressing Holocaust denial and distortion for trainers of educators, educational multipliers and policymakers, and other stakeholders like CSOs. The IHRA is therefore hiring a freelance educational expert with key subject-matter and pedagogical knowledge to support the development and publication of the program by autumn 2023. 

About the IHRA 

The IHRA unites governments and experts to strengthen, advance and promote Holocaust education, research and remembrance. The IHRA currently has 35 member countries bringing together policymakers and leading educators, academics and representatives of museums and memorials.  

Your role 

  • Lead content development of a training program, under the supervision and in close cooperation with a committee of experts. 

  • Review and integrate materials from IHRA, UNESCO and other organizations, as provided. 

  • Work closely with the project coordinator at the IHRA’s Permanent Office and international experts. 

  • Work closely with the IHRA’s external Communications Agency on a digitally accessible and easy to use web space. 

  • Turn written and oral input into well-written and engaging modules  

  • Provide several draft versions, at agreed upon deadlines. 

  • Incorporate comments of external and internal reviewers, at agreed upon deadlines. 

  • Review and ensure readability, coherence, and consistency. 

Your Profile 

  • A master’s degree in pedagogy, political science, sociology, or related disciplines.  

  • Subject-matter expertise in the fields of Holocaust history, denial and distortion, antisemitism, conspiracy myths, hate speech, historical memory, or related topics. 

  • Pedagogical expertise and experience with developing educational programs or curricula. 

  • Knowledge about educationally sound techniques and approaches for digital platforms. 

  • Sensitivity towards Holocaust-related and political issues. 

  • Experience in international and ideally diplomatic work. 

  • English at native speaker level, excellent written and oral skills. 

  • Attention to detail, tone and meaning; ability to write concise and clear texts. 

  • Ability to ensure the accuracy of texts, through research, referencing sources and consultations 

  • High level of self-organization and readiness to work collaboratively, and with people of various backgrounds.  

Scope of work 

  • Work on a freelance basis (approx. 300-400 hours) 

  • Work should take place between March and September 2023. 

  • Work can take place remotely with no geographic restrictions, although overlap with CET is preferable 

How to apply

Send the following documents in English, combined in one single PDF entitled “Educational Expert – [Your name]” to  

  • A letter of motivation, outlining why you would like to work with us and how you meet the requirements.  

  • Your CV  

  • Two letters of reference, or names and contact information for references. 

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