INEE Education Policy Coordinator

  • Part Time
  • Temporary
  • US/Remote
  • Applications have closed

Website International Rescue Committee

Education Policy Coordinator (Parental Leave Cover)

US, NY, United States
crossposted from the IRC

Requisition ID: req9489

Job Title: Education Policy Coordinator (Parental Leave Cover)

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: USA-Remote

Job Description

This is a temporary, parental leave cover for the INEE Education Policy Coordinator working at 80% (4 days per week). This position will take on most of the existing functions of the full-time INEE Education Policy Coordinator between August 2020 and January 2021. The position sits within the INEE Secretariat, which is hosted by IRC. The position will be supervised by the INEE Senior Coordinator for Policy & Partnerships.


The Coordinator will facilitate the INEE Education Policy Working Group (EPWG) and foster inter-agency collaboration between the 56 Working Group members from 27 organizations for six months. The consultant will support diverse initiatives across four major workstreams (alternative education (AE), quality and equitable learning outcomes (QELO), safe and resilient education systems (SRS), and humanitarian-development coherence) to influence policies relating to education in crisis-affected contexts. The consultant will provide technical guidance, manage activities across the workstreams, and facilitate collaboration across working group members, leading the successful execution of each workstream’s work plan. The consultant will carry out these activities in coordination with the INEE Secretariat.


The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open, global network that works to ensure all persons the right to quality education and a safe learning environment in emergencies and post-crisis recovery. INEE is composed of more than 16,000 individual members, who are practitioners, students, teachers, staff from UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, donors, governments (including Ministries of Education), and universities who work together within a humanitarian and development framework. INEE serves its members through the core functions of community-building, convening diverse stakeholders, maintaining knowledge management, amplifying and advocating, facilitating and learning, and providing members with the resources and support they need to carry out their work on education in emergencies.


Major Responsibilities:

INEE has institutional membership through its three formal working groups, currently convened for a three-year cycle (May 2018-May 2021), on Advocacy, Education Policy, and Standards & Practice. Members of working groups work together to implement specific activities toward the achievement of priorities within the INEE Strategic Framework. Working Groups are composed of experts and practitioners from a variety of organisations and institutions. As INEE EP Coordinator, you will be responsible for delivering the following:

1.Ensure management, facilitation, and follow up of the INEE 2018-2021 Education Policy Working Group (EPWG). This includes providing technical guidance, and facilitation of EPWG’s four workstreams (or “subgroups”) (AE, QELO, SRS, HD nexus). Lead on organizational and administrative support, including scheduling and facilitating meetings with EPWG workstream members in collaboration with workstream co-conveners to support the execution of their work plans.

2.Provide oversight, guidance, and coordination of EPWG consultants (4-5) across the workstreams and ensure continued and clear communication on administration and management items as relates to the consultancies with the INEE Senior Coordinator for Policy and Partnerships and INEE Administration Officer.

3.Facilitate the final meeting (in-person or online) of the INEE EPWG during the quarter 4 of 2020 (location and dates to be determined). This should be coordinated with the INEE Working Groups (Standards & Practice + Advocacy) in close collaboration with the INEE Secretariat. This includes events coordination, agenda development, preparation of background documents, logistical support, technical oversight and drafting a meeting report.

4.Provide technical review on all EP resources developed, facilitate Working Group and INEE Secretariat review for each resource, and ensure these are developed within established INEE resource + publication protocols. Disseminate all EP resources in accordance with each workstream’s dissemination plan and in collaboration with the INEE communications and knowledge management team.

5.Ensure direct linkages to INEE’s Strategic Framework and INEE’s work as a whole through participation in regular INEE Secretariat Meetings and relevant team meetings. Provide regular oral + written updates to the line manager, Director, Secretariat, and Steering Group.

6.Facilitate the transition between the current and next iteration of the Working Groups, contributing to the development (as needed) and execution of new application procedures. Collaborate on planning with INEE Secretariat, especially the Working Group Coordinators.

7.Ensure detailed handover to returning EP Coordinator in early 2021.


●A minimum of three years in education in emergencies, international humanitarian work, or a similar international field, with field experience in crisis-affected contexts, and/or managing such programmes from headquarters

●Demonstrated facilitation skills including the use of participatory methodologies and willing (including the hosting and convening of in-person meetings and teleconferences for large groups of participants from mid-senior level)

●Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and facilitation skills working with multiple stakeholders, including UN agencies, donors, local communities, NGOs and governments

●Experience managing people, including direct supervisees, consultants and interns

●Strong knowledge and solid understanding of the INEE, the INEE Minimum Standards and tools, and the humanitarian community desired

●Ability to be flexible and work well in a fast-paced environment with limited daily supervision

●Excellent organizational and coordination skills, including experience managing multiple complex projects and deadlines involving different partners

●Willingness to travel, as required


Education: Advanced university degree (Masters or above) in education, refugee or migration studies, international relations, education psychology, social work, human development or relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


Language Skills: Fluent/mother-tongue (writing, reading, and speaking) in English. Additional INEE language (Arabic, French, Spanish, or Portuguese) an asset.


Preferred experience & skills:

•Experience in budgeting, technical and financial reporting an asset

•Knowledge of and/or experience with the humanitarian-development coherence in education in emergencies (EiE) settings

•Knowledge of / familiarity with psychosocial support and social-emotional learning programmes in EiE.


Working Environment: 

•Remote, home-based working environment

•Part of a team spanning multiple time-zones – requires daily flexibility

•Some international travel as needed up to 15%

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