Educational Advisors at The Youth Department of the Council of Europe

Deadline: 21 July 2015
Open to: applicants who have a masters degree and minimum 3 years proven professional experience in the area of youth work from Council of Europe member states
Remuneration: EUR 4,480 – EUR 5,724 per month


The Youth Department of the Council of Europe based in Strasbourg, France is recruiting Educational Advisors. Their job mission, under the authority of the Head of the Youth Department, is to plan, implement and evaluate non-formal education and training activities within the annual programme of the Youth Department. These programmes are promoting the Council of Europe’s values of human rights, cultural diversity, democracy, social cohesion and the rule of law in the youth field. The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading organisation in the protection of human rights, democracy and rule of law. It was founded in 1949 in order to promote greater unity between its members  and  now includes 47 member states, all having signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights. The successful candidates will perform following duties:

  • Plans, prepares and implements intercultural, non-formal education and training activities in the European Youth Centres and in  member states, such as study sessions, training courses, consultative meetings, symposia and seminars;
  • Plans, prepares and  implements multi-annual projects in the programme of the Youth Department and cooperation activities in cooperation with the Education Department and other Council of Europe sectors, external partners or donors, e.g. youth organisations, governmental entities, international organisations and networks;
  • Evaluates and ensures quality development of activities and projects in terms of educational content, methodology and impact according to the expected results in the biennial programme of activities and the quality criteria in place;
  • Assures administrative follow-up, monitoring and reporting of activities;
  • Produces and edits publications and texts for online publishing and visibility of activities and projects,  facilitates e-learning modules,  notably in the areas of human rights education, youth work and non-formal education, social inclusion, peace-building, antidiscrimination and intercultural dialogue.


Only applicants who best meet the following criteria will be considered for shortlisting.

  • Higher education degree or qualification equivalent to a masters degree, preferably in education, youth or community work, other social sciences or humanities;
  • Minimum 3 years proven professional experience in planning, implementation and evaluation of non-formal education and training programmes or similar activities in youth work, educational and cultural youth exchanges with a youth and international and intercultural dimension;
  • Very good knowledge of English;
  • Nationality of one of the 47 Council of Europe member states (see the list HERE);
  • Under 35 years at the closing date of the vacancy notice;
  • Candidates must be eligible for employment on Turnover Profile – (Turnover profiles offer once-only opportunities under this scheme  and the total duration of employment cannot exceed five years. Staff members or former staff members who are or have previously been employed in the framework of the Junior Professional Programme or Turnover Profiles will not be eligible again for any of the profiles under these schemes).


This position is in Grade A1/A2, which means monthly rate (unmarried staff) EUR 4,480 – EUR 5,724. The selected candidates will be recruited on the basis of an initial contract of 1 or 2 years which may be extended for a further period of up to 3 years. The first two years of employment will constitute a probationary period. Provided the staff members’ work is considered satisfactory, he/she may be offered a contract of fixed term duration. However, the total length of employment will not exceed five years. Details on conditions of employment including salaries, allowances, pension scheme and social insurance can be founded HERE.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 21 July 2015 (midnight Central European Time). Applications must be made in English or French using the Council of Europe on-line application system HERE. The selection procedure consists of a shortlisting based on candidates’ applications and may include ability tests, behavioural questionnaires, a job related written exam, situational exercises, language tests, interviews and full assessment centres. Only candidates who best match the requirements of the job vacancy will be shortlisted and invited to test or a written exam. Tests or written exams may be eliminatory, in which case only candidates who succeed in the tests will be invited for interview. Depending on the number of applicants, the length of the professional experience considered for shortlisting may be increased from that indicated in the vacancy notice.

For more information please follow the official website.

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