Photo by Sergi Kabrera on Unsplash
Photo by Sergi Kabrera on Unsplash

Regional Coordinator

Full-time, based in EI Asia-Pacific Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand

published 25 February 2024 updated 28 February 2024

About Education International

Education International (EI) is the world’s largest Global Union Federation bringing together organisations of teachers and other education employees from across the world. Through our 383 member unions and organisations, we represent more than 32 million teachers and education support personnel in 178 countries and territories in a shared mission to achieve quality education for all.

Based in EI Asia-Pacific Regional Office in Bangkok, the Regional Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Director and will be responsible of promoting and implementing EIAPs strategic directions and programmes in the region.


  • Work, in collaboration with other EI staff at regional and head office level, in advocating and implementing EI’s policies and working programmes;
  • Support remotely and/or to undertake missions to, and consultations with, EI’s member organisations in the region and regional governing and non-governing bodies;
  • Monitor policies, best practices and information relating to the education sector, teachers’ rights and professional development, development, solidarity among others;
  • Contribute to building the capacity of EIAP’s staff members in various thematic areas, supervise and provide guidance to project staff;
  • Ensure visibility of EIAP’s work, including writing, reviewing, editing, updating and maintaining content for EIAP’s website, blog, campaign, social media and other digital properties;
  • Develop, implement and maintain a communications strategy including media/social media plans to assist in promoting the objectives and highlighting the achievements of the organisation and its work;
  • Develop and implement campaign strategies and communication plans;
  • Scan regularly media and new and emerging research information on existing or newly launched activities/developments across the region examining potential campaign/media opportunities;
  • Assist in the preparation and organization of EI Regional Committee and Regional Conference meetings and of other regional meetings among others;
  • Acquire and maintain relevant professional knowledge and skills by participating in appropriate training and other activities as required;
  • Perform such other appropriate tasks as assigned;
  • Undertake travels as required.


  • Values: committed to EI’s values, mission, and objectives;
  • Ability to work in a coherent and strategic manner to achieve EIAP’s strategic directions and goals;
  • Ability to produce quality results in a timely manner while exercising strong initiative and good judgement;
  • Contribute to open and clear communication;
  • Ability to promote effective collaboration within and across different organizational entities;
  • Ability to collaborate and to work independently and/or as part of a multicultural team;
  • Ability to prioritize and to work under pressure; attention to details;

Recruitment qualifications:


Master’s degree or equivalent academic qualifications in political or social science, in the education field and/or in international development and trade union movement is preferable;


  • At least 3 – 5 years of experience in the education, communications or related fields;
  • Experience in working in a non-profit or trade union movement;
  • Experience in liaising and communicating with authorities, national and international institutions;


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience in using multimedia, content management system and use of social media platforms;
  • Able to work with strict deadlines while exhibiting strong initiatives and quality content;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills;

Language requirements

  • Proficiency in English;
  • Proficiency in at least one of the languages spoken in the region;

Note: All EI staff are accountable to the General Secretary, either directly or through designated staff members. If the needs of the organisation so require, staff members may be requested to perform appropriate duties related to another position, either on a temporary or permanent basis, provided that these duties correspond to the level of their position and that their professional experience and training is adequate. Position descriptions are not definite and may be adapted.


Applications must include a CV and a cover letter outlining how the candidate meets the criteria set out above. All applications are treated confidentially. Please address your application to the General Secretary and submit it to [email protected] by Friday 22 March 2024. Candidates should also supply the names and contact details of two persons who are known to them and would be willing to supply professional references.

EI is committed to the principles of employment equity and to diversity in its workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.