T he Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open global network of more than 12,500 practitioners, students, teachers, staff from UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, donors, governments and universities who work together within a humanitarian and development framework to ensure all persons the right to quality education and a safe learning environment in emergencies and post-crisis recovery. The INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies: Preparedness, Response, Recovery are the network’s foundation tool. They provide concrete guidance based on education rights and good practices to improve access to safe, relevant and quality education.
INEE was defined not as a formal organization with bureaucratic functions, but rather as a flexible and responsive mechanism, which brings organizations and individuals together to facilitate collaboration, share experiences and resources, establish standards for the field, and engage in advocacy regarding the right to education. INEE does not implement projects or co-ordinate agencies, but works to enable members to be more effective. INEE’s Steering Group is comprised of the International Rescue Committee, the Open Society Institute (OSI), Refugee Education Trust (RET), UNICEF, UNHCR, UNESCO, USAID, NORAID, NRC, and World Vision.
The WG exists to support the achievement of INEE’s overall goal, “The provision of quality, safe, and relevant education for all is strengthened in crisis and crisis-prone contexts through prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.” This WG’s contribution to the achievement of this goal is through an enhanced focus on Strategic Priority 3: “to increase the availability and accessibility of knowledge and information, which builds upon and strengthens capacities to deliver quality, safe and relevant education for all.” This group will lead in the mobilization of EiE knowledge, contextualization and implementation of the INEE Minimum Standards, and develop innovative strategies to professionalize and develop capacities within the field of EiE with an overall emphasis on having a clear impact at the field and country-levels.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The INEE Standards and Practice intern will assist the INEE Coordinator for Standards and Practice with various projects that will further the promotion, utilization and institutionalization of the INEE Minimum Standards and support EiE practitioners in the field, including:
- Knowledge management: Support the development and implementation of systems that facilitate knowledge generation and sharing among INEE members on EiE-related issues. Develop briefs on the INEE Minimum Standards contextualization, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation processes. Review and edit documents as needed.
- Website development and content management: Develop and update content on the INEE Minimum Standards webpages on the INEE website and INEE toolkit.
- Fundraising and proposal writing: Assist with research and preparation for future INEE grants and projects. Assist with quarterly and annual reports updates on current grants.
- Events and workshops: Assist with preparation of the regional trainings and application visits on the INEE Minimum Standards; Assist with preparation of INEE materials, including drafting inputs into tools, editing framing papers, coordinating logistical requests, and disseminating materials to INEE members worldwide; Assist with selecting and preparing materials for various presentations, orientations and training workshops on the INEE Minimum Standards.
- Outreach and Communications: Assist with outreach and coordination efforts with members of the INEE Working Group on Minimum Standards and INEE members in Africa, Asia, the Middle-East, Latin America, Europe and North America. Draft updates on the INEE Minimum Standards for the wider INEE membership, highlighting new tools, initiatives and opportunities for engagement. Analyse feedback and findings and develop materials to share this information. Track the production, translation, dissemination and use of the INEE Minimum Standards and related materials, liaising with INEE members to identify and fill gaps as needed.
- Administrative activities: Provide general support to the INEE Coordinator for Minimum Standards and other members of the INEE Secretariat, as determined.
- Learn about current issues in the field of Education in Emergencies especially related to the application of the INEE Minimum Standards and other network initiatives
- Learn to manage a web content management system for the INEE Toolkit and website
- Learn valuable project management and communication skills and interact with a wide range of INEE members
- Ongoing graduate studies in a relevant field (e.g. education, social work, international relations, refugee issues)
- Demonstrated knowledge of the INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery
- Excellent organizational skills: the ability to track and follow-up on various efforts
- Excellent analytical and writing skills: the ability to draft correspondence, briefs, reports, and syntheses
- Strong communication skills: excellent command of English-language, both spoken and written. Spanish, French, or Arabic language reading and writing skills preferred
- Good interpersonal skills: the ability to successfully interact with a variety of people
- Flexible work attitude: the ability to follow direction and effectively learn and work in an inter-agency environment as well as self-motivate
- Excellent Computer skills: MS Word and Excel. Website content management experience preferred
- Experience in data analysis (STATA, ESPSS, Excel) is strongly preferred.
The intern must be available to work 2-3 days per week during the Summer 2017 semester (June- August 2017). Interns will be based at the IRC HQ office in New York City but may be asked to work from home on assigned days. Interns based outside of the NYC-area will be considered for home-based internships. Interns may take school credit for the internship with prior agreement from the supervisor.
Compensation: This is an unpaid opportunity. Students residing abroad, who need visa sponsorship, will not be considered.
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