Deadline: 31 July 2021
Open to: candidates with practitioner expertise from firsthand experience of teaching (at any level), with skills and knowledge in the areas of education research, policy, and advocacy
Education International is the world’s largest Global Union Federation that brings together organisations of teachers and other education employees from across the world. 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.
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.
- Diploma or degree in a related field.
- At least 5 years of classroom experience as a qualified teacher.
- At least 5 years’ experience in a policy role, preferably in a trade union or in a not-for-profit environment.
- English language proficiency, with additional fluency in another official language of EI (French, Spanish).
- Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
- Knowledge of the education sector, and commitment to EI’s mission, values, and objectives.
- In-depth knowledge of research methods, policy development, and advocacy strategies in the education sector.
Salary and conditions of service are in accordance with the Education International collective agreement, which defines a competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and based on pre-established salary ranges. This position is subject to Belgian fiscal regulations.
How to apply?
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