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Youth Department Directorate General of Democracy 

Location: Strasbourg or Budapest 

Would you like to be part of a dynamic and creative team in one of the renowned and state-of-the-arts education and training centres of the leading human rights organisation in Europe? Do you believe in the power of young people to make a better world? Are you motivated and competent to help young people and youth workers to promote democracy and human rights? If so, this vacancy may be the right opportunity for you.

Your role 

As an Educational Advisor, you will be 

  • planning, preparing and implementing multilateral, intercultural, non-formal education and training activities in the European Youth Centres Strasbourg and Budapest and in member states;
  • facilitating encounters and learning of participants in activities notably in the fields of human rights education, youth work and non-formal education, social inclusion, peace-building, antidiscrimination and intercultural dialogue; 
  • planning, preparing and implementing multi-annual projects in the Youth for Democracy programme and cooperating with other Council of Europe sectors, governmental and non-governmental partners and donors; 
  • coordinating and supervising the work of external experts and teams of consultants and trainers;
  • leading quality development in non-formal education methodology and produce, test and implement educational resources, manuals and e-learning modules; 
  • assuring administrative follow-up, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of activities;
  • coordinating and editing publications and communicating results of activities; 
  • representing the Youth Department and the Council of Europe externally as required. 

N.B. The Youth Department cooperates extensively with civil society organisations and partners in the 50 signatory state parties of the European Cultural Convention and beyond, thus the duties of the Educational Advisor involve frequent work at weekends and evenings and international travel.

What we are looking for 

As a minimum, you must:

  • hold a higher education degree or qualification preferably equivalent to a masters degree (2nd cycle of the Bologna process framework of qualifications for the European Higher Education), preferably in education, youth, social or community work, or other social sciences or humanities; 
  • have a minimum of 3 years proven professional experience in planning, implementation and evaluation of international and intercultural non-formal education and training programmes with young people;
  • have an excellent command of English in spoken and written communication; 
  • be a citizen of one of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe; 
  • be under 35 years of age at the closing date of this vacancy notice and be eligible for employment under Turnover Profile (specific conditions below). 

Demonstrate to us that you have the following competencies: 

  • Professional and technical expertise: 
  • conceptual knowledge and experience with the practical application of principles and approaches, such as experiential learning, human rights education, youth participation or intercultural dialogue;
  • empathy and understanding for the needs, challenges and aspirations of young people; - proficient use of ICT tools for office applications, experience with using e-learning for hybrid learning activities, basic Internet publishing; 
  • ability to guide and to advise international and multicultural teams of colleagues, trainers and learners; 
  • ability to prepare and present ideas, concepts and projects in activities and online, using modern presentation tools and techniques. 
  • Teamwork and co-operation 
  • Relationship building
  • Management of teams 
  • Creativity and innovation 
  • Analysis and problem solving 
  • Initiative 
  • Learning and development

These would be an asset: 

  • Professional and technical expertise:
  • ability to generate and implement imaginative, innovative and creative educational approaches applied to the youth field; 
  • knowledge of French. 
  • Communication 
  • Concern for quality
  • Decision making

What we offer 

If successful, you may be offered employment based on a fixed-term contract for a maximum cumulated duration of five years at grade A2 in Strasbourg, France or Budapest, Hungary. You will receive a basic monthly gross salary of €6 220 in Strasbourg and HUF 1323520 in Budapest which is exempt from national income tax. This salary may be supplemented by other allowances depending on your personal situation and you will be affiliated to a Council of Europe pension scheme. You will also benefit from private medical insurance, 32 working days leave per year and other benefits. 

Turnover profiles are specific roles where it is considered to be in the best interests of the Organisation to have a consistent rotation of staff. Turnover profiles offer once-only opportunities under this scheme, and the total duration of employment cannot exceed five years. This recruitment is carried out in accordance with Article 16 of the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the Staff Regulations). Staff recruited under this article are not eligible for any subsequent internal competition, promotion, transfer or secondment. Details on conditions of employment (probationary period, salaries, allowances, pension scheme, social insurance, etc.) can be consulted on the Council of Europe’s recruitment website. Any changes to these conditions during the recruitment process are updated on this site and will apply at the time of the job offer. 

Three recruitments are planned as follows: 

  • 1 March 2021 – Budapest 
  • 1 February 2022 – Strasbourg 
  • 1 January 2023 - Budapest 

If your profile matches our needs and you are not recruited straight away, you may be placed on a reserve list, valid for a maximum of four years.

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The Company

Council of Europe

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EU Institution

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About The Job

Budapest , Hungary
Contract type:
Full Time
2-5 Years
Project Management

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