ECE Positions Internationally
The Global Campaign for Education (http://www.campaignforeducation.org) stands on the Article 26, Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 principle that ‘Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory.’ (Campaign for Education, 2015). Their goals are simple:
1) Improve and expand services regarding early childcare and early childhood education
2) Each child regardless of gender or race have access to equitable and quality childcare and educational services
3) Improve adult literacy and ensure gender equality in secondary education programs
4) Ensure that quality education in every subject matter particularly, literacy, math and life skills.
Over 180 countries have committed their resources in this campaign. Currently there is one job opening for a Program Manager, Civil Society Education Fund located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Position requires candidate have extensive management, budget and advocacy experience as well as monitoring and evaluation skills. Candidate must have at least five years of senior management experience in project management and/or education, preferably within Africa. French/Portuguese language a plus. This sounds like a wonderful position for an educator looking to work on the front lines internationally to promote global education initiatives.
FHI 360 (http://www.fhi360.org/) represents the merger of Family Health International and the Academy for Educational Development. Their mission is “to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions for human development,”(FHI 360, 2015). Headquartered in the United States, FHI 360 has offices in North and South America, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa. On their education platform, FHI 360 relies on extensive research to develop and “foster student center learning” (FHI 360, 2015). In Guatemala there is a position open for a Tertiary/Technical Education Manager. Applicants must have a minimum of seven years experience in developing and implementing technical or higher education programs. Must be a college graduate with post secondary degrees preferred. Must have strong communication and diplomacy skills. Experience working in Latin America preferred.
The Association for Childhood Education International (http://www.acei.org/) vision is “Bright futures for every child, every nation” (ACEI, 2015) supports their mission to promote and advocate for equitable and equality education and the right for every child to have access to education. The organization supports internships and volunteer employment. Internships are only applicable during summer months with positions located in Washington, DC. The internships are normally 8-12 weeks. Interested candidates must current graduate students working towards an educational program that targets global issues specially early childhood education or childhood development. International experience or living outside of the United States is a plus. Responsibilities include developing briefing papers, conducting research and attending various meetings regarding education. The organization provides a monthly stipend and candidates are responsible for their own transportation and living arrangements. This is a great internship for young professionals just starting out.