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Je viens de prendre connaissance d’une offre d’emploi au sein du Centre
européen de la Jeunesse à Strasbourg. L’offre étant paru sur une liste de
diffusion anglophone, il est normal qu’elle paraisse en anglais. L’annonce
indique bien que le candidat devra maîtriser les deux langues officielles du
Conseil de l’Europe: le français et l’anglais. Jusque là, tout va bien. Mais
pourquoi, dès lors, le CV et la lettre de motivation des candidats doivent-ils
vous être envoyés en anglais et non, au choix du candidat, en français?

Y aurait-il une langue un peu plus officielle que les autres au Conseil de

Merci de me rassurer.
Bien cordialement
Adam Valency

(Le 10 mars 2005)

INFO A: Call for a temporary staff member at the European Youth Centre of the
Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France

The Directorate of Youth and Sport (DYS) of the Council of Europe, is seeking
a temporary staff member to carry out a short-term assignment. The post is
located at the European Youth Centre of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg,

Educational Advisor

The DYS is seeking a temporary staff member for the period 14 April 2005 – 3
August 2005 to carry out the duties of "Educational Advisor". The post is open
to qualified candidates who fulfil the following key criteria:

  • Proven professional experience in either non-formal education and
    training, youth work, educational and cultural youth exchanges or any other
    similar field with a youth and international and intercultural dimension;
  • Very good knowledge of one of the two official languages of the Council of
    Europe (English, French) and good knowledge of the other;
  • Leadership and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work with multicultural groups and to speak in public;
  • Project management, advisory and organisation skills;
  • Ability to work in intercultural and multilingual teams with people of
    diverse social, cultural and political backgrounds
  • Ability to use computer facilities and audiovisual presentation equipment;
  • Ability to write clearly and precisely;
  • Ability to work under pressure.

The primary duties as Educational Advisor are as follows:

  • Preparation and implementation of activities in co-operation with the
    partners working in the youth field: INGYOs, governments, international
    organisations, specialised agencies, educational associations and networks;
  • Evaluation and quality development of activities in terms of educational
    content and methodology;
  • Assuring administrative follow-up and reporting of activities;
  • Production and editing of publications and statutory reports;
  • Contributing to youth policy development and research.

The duties involve frequent travel and work at week-ends and evenings. The
post holder may be given additional tasks by the Director of Youth and Sport on
an ad hoc basis.


Remuneration for this post will be offered on a temporary B4/B5 contract
level, in accordance with the employment policy of the Council of Europe.
Following an initial pre-selection, phone or personal interviews will be carried
out with qualified candidates.

Interested applicants should send their CV and a letter of motivation in

Applications should be sent to Vincenza Quattrone-Butler at the following
email address:

Deadline for applications: 15 March, 17h00

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