Education International is the world’s largest Global Union Federation that brings together organisations of teachers and other education employees from across the world. Through our 386 member unions and organisations, we represent more than 32.5 million teachers and education support personnel in 178 countries and territories in a shared mission to achieve quality education for all.
Based in the global secretariat in downtown Brussels, the Research, Policy, and Advocacy unit provides critical analysis and advice to the professional and elected leadership in the development and implementation of EI policies. The diverse, international, and highly professional staff is central to EI’s efforts to influence and lead global policy-making, and to defend and promote the rights of teachers and other educators.
In this dynamic unit, the Coordinator will join a collegial team of staff, while interacting at the highest professional level with the staff of global governmental, non-governmental and partner organisations. The Coordinator will also advise the leadership of EI on a wide variety of global issues on a daily basis.
Reporting to the Director of Research, Policy, and Advocacy, the Coordinator conducts research, analyses, and evaluations of the effects of policy developments, proposals, and initiatives on EI and its membership in the field of education. This position works closely with stakeholders and relevant international and regional agencies to influence policy development in support of EI’s advocacy goals and strategic objectives. The successful candidate combines practitioner expertise from firsthand experience of teaching (at any level), with skills and knowledge in the areas of education research, policy, and advocacy. Knowledge and experience of working on gender equality, equity, minorities’ rights, and anti-discrimination in the teaching profession, is strongly desired. The role requires solid political judgement, working knowledge of the global political landscape and the ability to collaborate with colleagues from around the world.
All EI staff are accountable to the General Secretary, either directly or through designated staff members. If the needs of the organisation so require, staff members may be requested to perform appropriate duties related to another position, either on a temporary or permanent basis, provided that these duties correspond to the level of their position and that their professional experience and training is adequate. Position descriptions are not definitive and may be adapted.
Applications must include a resume (CV) and a cover letter outlining in detail how the candidate meets the criteria for appointment set out above. All applications will be treated confidentially. Please address your application to the EI General Secretary and submit it to (email@example.com) by Saturday 31st July, 2021.
EI is committed to the principles of employment equity and to diversity in its workforce.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity.