Jobs/Roles in the ECE Community: Internationally

Two of my favorite international community organizations were shown in the resources this week. The first organization is:

Screen Shot 2018-02-16 at 8.23.04 PMThis organization is a favorite of mine because it simply fights for the rights of every child, every day across the globe -190 countries to be more specific. UNICEF is active in ensuring every area of a child’s life is seen to and cared for. Due to the fact that my Capstone Project is about ensuring all children are included in schools and curriculums regardless of physical or academic differences, UNICEF specifically works towards children protection and inclusion.

UNICEF  has created The equity-based approach as one of the foundations of their disability/inclusive agenda, the main goal is to mainstream disability across all of their policies and programs – both in development and humanitarian action – and to develop leadership on the rights of children with disabilities, building capacity among staff and partners.

When looking at their website I came across many job opportunities, the one that caught my eye, was a National Education officer in Cambodia. Now although this location is not a first choice of mine, I feel the skills UNICEF requires for this position suits me and I am able to develop and work towards, namely:

  • committed, creative professional and,
  • passionate about making a lasting difference for children,
  • support program development, management, planning and monitoring;
  • support technical and operational implementation of the program
  • network and build partnerships; and
  • be innovative.
  • a university degree in education,
  • a minimum of 5 years professional experience in program planning, management, monitoring and evaluation in social development, education or related area,
  • professional/technical expertise in education and/or social development policy planning, analysis and implementation at national and sub-national levels with diverse stakeholders and partners is an asset.
  • good understanding of public sector reforms,
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrated ability to foster effective partnerships and
  • fluent in written and spoken English.

The second favorite organization of mine is:

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This organization I have previously mentioned in a blog post.

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future not only in the United States, but around the world. They give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protect them from harm.

Save the Children work in United States, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East and Eurasia.


The job opportunity that I came across the website is The Early Childhood Development Program Specialist. The skills required, is to:

  • provide staff members training, technical assistance, and management support to program partners to ensure quality program implementation and results for children,
  • focus on prenatal through to age five and school-age children,
  • work under the supervision of the State Director/Deputy Program Director and work as a member of the state team, in collaboration with the national program team, the Program Specialist oversees and supports program implementation, monitoring, and evaluation at assigned sites,
  • have a high School Diploma or equivalent,
  • have minimum 3-5 years relevant experience in the area of infant/toddler development.
  • have professional level of specialized knowledge to manage complex tasks, programs or projects.
  • use MS Word, Excel, PPT and on-line technologies proficiently.
  • be willing to travel regularly in their assigned region.

The third organization that I have never come across and have become more interested in is:

Screen Shot 2018-02-16 at 9.03.37 PMThis organization was a nonprofit organization that works globally to create solutions to critical problems in health, education, social and economic development.  It collaborated with partners in 300 programs in all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries. However, In 2011, the teams of experts from Family Health International and Academy for Educational Development came together to create FHI 360. Therefore, this organization is no longer and is now:

Screen Shot 2018-02-16 at 9.23.01 PM.png FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Their staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing and serve more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

The job opportunity in fhi360 that caught my eye was the Teacher Professional Development Specialist. The skills and experience required for this job is:

  • at least 5 years of experience in teacher professional development program design and implementation for curriculum and materials development; active learning methods; learning materials in low-resource environments; and mentoring and capacity-building of teachers, teacher educators, staff, and counterparts.
  • knowledge of international best practices in reading and writing content and instructional practices.
  • experience with research, monitoring, and evaluation and the application of research to improve reading and writing programs.
  • demonstrated management and leadership skills working on large and complex donor-funded programs,
  • experience reporting on large donor-funded programs,
  • the ability to work with and gain the respect and confidence of host country counterparts, staff, and clients.
  • the ability to mentor, motivate and empower the performance of team members and partners,
  • experience in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in the assigned country and
  • proficient in oral and written communication in English.



2 thoughts on “Jobs/Roles in the ECE Community: Internationally

  1. Justine,

    I am glad that UNICEF actually states that in order to work for the organization the candidate has to be innovative. There is so much change currently in the needs of international and local children facing hardships. The approach to address those needs and advocate for these children must also change.

    -Annaalieza Perkins


  2. Hi Justine,

    I love how FHI 360 is a non-profit program, because it serves as a greater purpose to make a difference within society, which is the ultimate goal for our Capstone project. Prior to entering into this Master’s program, there was this idea that volunteering for non-profit organizations did not have as much value as for-profit organizations. However, after educating myself more about non-profit programs and actually volunteering at an local non-profit organization, helped me to understand that the mission of enhancing the overall society is just as effective as any for-profit education business. Thank you for sharing such wonderful information!


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