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INEE Coordinator, Standards and Practice

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The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is a global open network of members working together within a humanitarian and development framework to ensure all persons the right to quality and safe education in emergencies and post-crisis recovery.

Job Overview/Summary: The Coordinator for Standards and Practice is responsible for managing and coordinating the activities of the INEE Standards and Practice Working Group and serving as a technical advisor on the INEE Minimum Standards, promoting the resources, network tools and other work generated by the Working Group and related network spaces. The areas of focus currently include: Teachers in Crisis Contexts, EiE Capacity Development and the INEE Minimum Standards. The INEE Coordinator for Standards and Practice will also support the application, technical assistance and dissemination of INEE’s tools and resources.

The Coordinator works to support INEE and Working Group members through INEE’s core functions: community building, convening diverse stakeholders, knowledge management, advocating and amplifying ideas and knowledge, facilitating collective action, and providing members with the resources and support they need to carry out their work on education in emergencies.

The Coordinator, who is hired and hosted by the International Rescue Committee, works as a member of the INEE Secretariat. Given that this position is hired and hosted by IRC, this post also will liaise closely with the IRC office in the country in which they are located. All core functions (e.g. communications, advocacy, promotion and fundraising) will be coordinated across the Secretariat staff in order to ensure coherence and harmonization across activities. Supervision and management of this post is provided by the INEE Director.

Major Responsibilities:

INEE Standards and Practice Working Group: Management, coordination, promotion and communications

● Manage and facilitate Working Group projects by providing input and guidance and guaranteeing satisfactory project management, lead the development of the Working Group’s Annual workplan and multi-year strategic planning. Support and enable members to lead the successful implementation of group priorities.

● Ensure quality communications and consistent follow-up with and between Working Group members.

● Provide technical inputs to and review Working Group products and deliverables, including resources, network tools and other materials generated by the Working Group.

● Coordinate activities and events prioritized by the Working Group to promote resources, network tools and other materials.

● Manage and track the translation and utilization of the INEE Minimum Standards and related resources, network tools and other materials; maintain listing of all INEE network tools and languages of availability.

● Facilitate bi-directional information flows and inputs between the Working Group, the INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility, INEE Task Teams and Language Communities and members and other INEE initiatives.

● Provide regular reports on activities and achievements to the Working Group, INEE Secretariat, and INEE membership.

● Oversee evaluations, including dissemination of findings to INEE members, of the implementation of the INEE Minimum Standards and network tools

● Collaborate with key stakeholders on the Minimum Standards and contribute to standards-related activities of Working Group member agencies and other organizations as appropriate. Build new collaborations where possible.

● Oversee the operationalization of the Global Humanitarian Standards Partnership, in particular joint training materials and opportunities, advocacy and communications, and linkages between the INEE MS and Sphere Handbook.

● In collaboration with other INEE WGs and SPWG leadership, manage the transition between WGs including the convening of a new group, recruitment, selection and initiation processes

Capacity Development, Technical Support, Contextualization and Institutionalization of the INEE Minimum Standards and Education in Emergencies

● Serve as technical expert on the INEE Minimum Standards, the INEE Toolkit and education in emergencies within the Working Group, INEE network and with other relevant partners.

● Provide technical support, facilitate INEE MS contextualization work and support application visits for INEE network tools.

● Work closely with focal points on the update or revision process necessary around the INEE Minimum Standards to ensure the continued elevation and relevance of the standards.

● Initiate, coordinate and carry out strategic advocacy on education in emergencies through to recovery, INEE, and the use of the Minimum Standards and the INEE Toolkit.

● Coordinate and engage with the Humanitarian Standards Partnership and actively engage in joint humanitarian standards setting initiative priorities.

● Liaise closely with INEE’s capacity building initiatives and in collaboration with the INEE Secretariat facilitate training where needed.


● Link closely with the IRC office in the country in which located, which includes engagement with the region and following all IRC representation protocols and guidelines.

● Ensure all network tools are available in print form (as funding permits).

● Contribute to INEE’s development and partnership strategy work; preparing narratives for proposal submissions upon request.

● Oversee project/program budget spending, prepare donor reports (as required).

● Contribute to INEE’s overall strategic direction, making links between programs, thematic areas and language communities when and where appropriate.

● Ensure INEE related web pages are up-to-date; liaise with appropriate staff to update when needed

● Represent the INEE network at conferences, meetings, and forums upon request and in consultation with the INEE Director.

● Recruit, manage, support, and supervise consultants and interns working on INEE Standards and Practice-related projects and in compliance with INEE’s hosting agency requirements.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Director INEE

Position directly supervises: N/A

Indirect Reporting:

Other Internal and/or external contacts:




  1. An advanced university degree (Masters or above) in a relevant field preferred: education, international affairs or political science.

  2. Minimum 3-6 years relevant work experience.

  3. Excellent inter-personal and communication skills and proven networking and facilitation skills working with multiple stakeholders, including UN agencies, donors, local communities, NGOs and governments.

  4. Strong knowledge and solid understanding of the INEE Minimum Standards (process and product), Sphere, and the humanitarian community; training experience on the INEE Minimum Standards desired.

  5. Fluent (writing, reading and speaking) in English and Spanish. Additional knowledge of INEE’s working languages highly desirable (French, Portuguese and Arabic).

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

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

  8. Experience in budgeting, financial reporting, writing and project management.

Working Environment: currently, home-based.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, l'égalité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

El IRC y los trabajadores del IRC deben adherirses a los valores y principios delineados en el IRC Way - Normas de Conducta Profesional, que son: Integridad, Servicio, Igualdad y Responsabilidad. En acuerdo con estos valores, el IRC opera y aplica las políticas sobre protección de beneficiarios contra la explotación y el abuso, protección de niños y niñas, anti acoso laboral, integridad fiscal y anti-represalias.

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