Come work with us: We’re looking for an Education Officer!

News 29.04.2022

Are you eager to make inspiring examples of change accessible to students and activists? Do you want to bring your vision for social change and your organisational talent into a global network of institutions working towards a just, peaceful and sustainable world for all?

Then come and work for Right Livelihood! We are looking for a full-time Education Officer. The role will be based in either our Geneva or Stockholm office and will focus on developing educational formats for activists and university students, both in-person and online, to learn from the Right Livelihood Laureates about systems change.

About Right Livelihood

Right Livelihood is a courage-powered community for social change. Each year, we present the Right Livelihood Award. By recognising the actions of brave visionaries and building impactful connections around the world, the Award boosts urgent and long-term social change. 186 Laureates from 73 countries have received the distinction to date. We have offices in Stockholm and Geneva.

As part of our long-term support for Laureates, we cooperate with global university networks such as the Right Livelihood College and the Global Campus of Human Rights to create and offer learning resources about how Laureates bring about social change. Over one hundred academic institutions in both networks around the world help to arrange lectures and seminars, as well as other activities with Laureates.

Purpose of the role

This role will further develop our education work and will focus on developing educational formats for activists and university students, both in-person and online, to learn from Right Livelihood Laureates about systems change. You will work closely with the Foundation’s Education Manager creating opportunities for people to learn with and from Right Livelihood Laureates about how to transform society.

You will be an integral part of a highly motivated international team. You will work closely with other parts of our organisation, such as communications or Laureate support. You will report to the Education Manager and be in regular exchange with the Global Campus of Human Rights, the Right Livelihood College and the Grassroots Foundation.

Main responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate learning resources (workshops, trainings, events, materials) for activists and university students on systems change and social transformation based on the examples of Right Livelihood Laureates.
  • Identify best practices within existing learning resources and Laureates’ educational initiatives and find ways to make the Laureates’ examples more accessible to students and activists.
  • Co-organise digital and in-person events and meetings within the global Right Livelihood College network and the Global Campus of Human Rights in close cooperation with the Education Manager.
  • Closely collaborate with our communications colleagues to increase the visibility of the education work (networking, website, social media).
  • Monitor upcoming books, films and documentaries of and about Laureates and feed them into our library collection.

Required experience and qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in developing and implementing educational formats like trainings in social movements and/or teaching, workshops, MOOCs in academia.
  • Excellent skills in organising meetings and events in a diverse, international and intersectional context.
  • Full professional proficiency in English.

Desired experience and qualifications

  • Experience within academia and a good understanding of university administration.
  • Experience within social movements, their decision making and training formats.
  • Deep commitment to the field of justice, peace or sustainability and understanding of the work of Right Livelihood Laureates.
  • Proficiency in one or several of the following languages: Spanish, French, German, Swedish.

Terms of employment

This is a permanent full-time position with occasional international travel required as part of the role. The position will be based in either Geneva or Stockholm. The Swedish office is part of a collective bargaining agreement with Akademikerförbundet SSR and UNIONEN in Sweden.

Staring date: as soon as possible.

How to apply

We use a competency-based process for this recruitment. Therefore you will not be asked to attach your CV or a letter to your application. Instead, we will ask you to complete the online application form accessed through the link below, and to submit a work sample (instructions for the work sample are outlined in the application form).

Apply via the online application form

If you have further questions about the position, please contact Education Manager Alexander Repenning For questions about the application process, please contact

Deadline for applications is midnight CEST Sunday 22 May 2022.

Learn more about us here!

Media contacts

Mikaela Fredrikson

Multimedia & Copyright

Phone: +46 (0)70 407 0325

Emoke Bebiak

English, French & International Media

Phone: +41 (0)78 333 84 84

Nayla Azzinnari

Spanish Media

Phone: +54 9 11 5460 9860

Nina Tesenfitz

German Media

Phone: +49 (0)170 5763 663

Johannes Mosskin

Swedish Media

Phone: +46 (0)70 437 11 48