International Organizations


Convoy of hope is a faith-based, international, humanitarian-relief organization strategically based in Springfield, Missouri — the crossroads of America — their goal is to bring help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting. More than 145,000 children in 11 nations are being fed nutritious meals by them. The food opens doors for education, clean water, a sense of hope and much more. Currently, we are feeding children in the Philippines, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Guatemala, South Africa and Tanzania.

The listed job that would interest me the most is SIGNATURE EVENTS DIRECTOR.
The Signature Events Director supports the ministry of Convoy of Hope by facilitating all phases of events in cities across the United States. He/She is on the front lines of fulfilling the organizational mission. This individual will be leading out in Tier 1 events with guest counts of 10,000+ and has a heavy travel schedule. The director serves the organization as a credentialed minister, speaks on behalf of the organization at churches and conferences, administers sacraments and conducts religious worship. There were no listed credentials for this position.

The Global Partnership for Education is the only international organization focused on supporting countries’ efforts to educate children from early primary school through secondary school.

The job listed that I found interesting was for a position on The Global Partnership for Education Board of Directors. They are the supreme governing body of the partnership and sets its policies and strategies.The Board mirrors the wide-ranging and diverse nature of the Global Partnership and includes members from developing country governments and all development partners: donors, civil society organizations, private sector and foundations, and multilateral agencies and regional banks.

Responsibilities for this position include review of annual objectives of the Partnership, resource mobilization, monitoring of financial resources and funding, partnership advocacy and oversight of Secretariat budget and work plan.

ACEI is a global community of educators and advocates who unite knowledge, experience, and perspectives in order to exchange information, explore innovation and advocate for children.Their mission is to promote and support in the global community the optimal education, development, and well-being of children, from birth through early adolescence, and to influence the professional growth of educators and the efforts of others who are committed to the needs of children in a changing society.

The only job listed was for an internship. ACEI has two internships available for the summer of 2013. Interns are given the opportunity to gain work experience consisting primarily of online research and data gathering that will contribute to the development of briefing papers and other types of resources. In addition to their day-to-day assignments, interns will have the opportunity to attend various meetings related to childhood education. Interns should be enrolled in a graduate degree program that focuses on global education issues with a particular interest in children’s education. A focus on one specific aspect of childhood education, such as basic education or early childhood development, is also acceptable. Interns who have had some international experience(s) working or living outside the U.S., are preferred. Internships typically range from 8 -12 weeks. All interns must reside in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area during their assignment and are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation. Interns are based at the ACEI Headquarters located at 1101 16th Street NW, Washington DC, 20036, a few blocks north of the White House. ACEI offers a monthly stipend. –


About toteachistotouchlives

Hi. My name is Kristen Hammel and I am a first grade teacher in Maryland. I am in my fourth year of teaching and now beginning my Masters program in Early Childhood Education at Walden University. I am very excited for this new journey I am embarking on and am excited to share my experiences with you.

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  1. Hi Kristen,
    These organizations are provide fantastic opportunities to get involved in the lives of children. I thought that the Convoy of Hope organization was very inspirational as they are actually doing work that benefits the lives of children who are less fortunate. I also chose ACEI as one of the organizations. The resources available from the website are also very useful for us. Thank you for sharing your insights into these organizations.

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