Thursday, April 11, 2013

Roles in the ECE Community: International Level

International Step by Step

I chose this organization because it promotes quality access for all children.  I also chose this organization because it focuses on young children and their families.  Therefore, I always interesting in learning new insights about other organizations that focus on the lives of young children.

Job Opportunities



Skills and Experience

 University degree in a relevant field of study

 Knowledge of basic accounting and bookkeeping, especially Dutch administration procedures and international controlling

 Basic HR and office management knowledge

Ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds

Interest in programs addressing the needs of children

A commitment to ISSA’s vision, mission and values



International Step By Step Association. (n.d.). Retrieved November 28, 2011, from



United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

I chose this organization because I wanted gain insight about a different organization.  I want to learn more about their mission and goals, in reference to how the reflect the well-being and educational goals of young children across the world.

Job Opportunities


Skills and Experience

Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in education, social sciences or related field.

At least 7 years of relevant work experience in Education at national and international level, including development work in the field.

Experience in planning, implementing and managing programmes and/or projects in the field of education.

Ability to participate effectively in high-level negotiations with internal and external stakeholders.

Good fund raising and resources mobilization skills.



United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). (2011). Retrieved from



United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

I choose this organization because it has always been of interest to me.  If I could choose an international organization it would be the UNICEF because they focus on all children and they are empowered to make all children have a healthier quality of life.

Job Opportunities


Skills and Experiences

Citizenship of the respective country (Note:  selected participating donor governments sponsor a limited number of nationals from developing countries*).

University degree equivalent to a Master's Degree or, as an absolute minimum, to a Bachelor's Degree;

Two years of relevant professional work experience;

Computer literacy in standard software applications;

Demonstrate a keen interest in the work of the United Nations (UN), and of UNICEF in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNICEF’s mission and to the ideals of the UN Charter; and

Demonstrate the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try, understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views. Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English and another UN working language, i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian.



United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (n.d.). Retrieved November 28, 2011, from










  1. Tamieka,
    The International Step by Step organization focuses on children and their families. They empower the community to raise their children with quality education. I will like to join and be part of this organization because of the good work they do for people in their community.

  2. Tamieka,
    The Education Programme Coordinator sounds like a very interesting job. I especially liked the fact they said that would like a person with good fun raiser skills. I think this type of person will bring a lot of great money making ideas to the organization.


  3. Hi Tamieka,

    I also looked into Step by Step, I really liked this organization and they shared a lot of the same views as me. I had a hard time finding jobs on their website, but I still used the organization because I could relate to it, so I discussed their membership options on my blog. Just out of Curiosity where did you find the jobs posted?
    Thank you 