Promoting access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis

Task Teams

INEE task teams are formalized network spaces that allow members to work collectively on thematic areas of interest. Task teams are composed of INEE members who advocate for their thematic issue(s) and who collaboratively develop knowledge and resources to help practitioners provide inclusive, quality, and safe education for all affected by crisis. Each task team is led by a small group of volunteer co-conveners (thematic experts with strong convening skills) and revolves around a specific set of time-bound tasks and activities. 

Task team membership is open to any INEE member; individuals with interest and expertise in the thematic area of a task team may indicate their interest in joining the task team by directly contacting the co-conveners of the task team.

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Membership protocols

INEE task team membership is voluntary, and members join as individuals, not through an organizational affiliation. INEE members with interest and expertise in the thematic area of a task team may indicate their interest in joining the task team by directly contacting the co-conveners of the task team - find email contacts at www.ineesite.org/task-teams.

Task teams are generally composed of 10-25 members, depending on the scope of work. New members are considered by the task team co-conveners on a rolling basis; approval or disapproval of new task team members is at the discretion of the co-conveners. Although every effort is made to include all interested individuals in the work of INEE task teams, membership may be denied for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to: the existing size (i.e. manageability) of the task team; the number and type of activities in the work plan; the timeline of the task team activities; considerations for demographic balance (i.e. not too many individuals from the same organization, region, etc.); insufficient expertise or experience of the applicant; etc.

Task team co-conveners may request inactive members to resign from the task team after making good faith efforts to re-engage them with the work at hand.

N.B. INEE maintains a thematic email list on each task team thematic topic, but only members who are approved by the co-conveners and who actively engage in the activities of the task team will be contacted regularly and considered task team members.
 

Member role and responsibilities

Task team members are responsible for making significant contributions to the activities of the task team, as laid out in the work plan. Task team members are expected to work a minimum of eight (8) hours per month on task team activities. Task team co-conveners have the right to request that members engage regularly in the tasks, and may request inactive members to resign from the task team after making good faith efforts to re-engage them with the work at hand.

There is no financial compensation for task team members, nor is there any financial obligation for participation in an INEE task team. Most of the work of the task team will occur virtually. Ad hoc in-person meetings may take place at key events where task team members are present.
 

Convener role and responsibilities

Task teams are generally led by 2-4 volunteer co-conveners with strong technical knowledge in the thematic area, as well as excellent convening skills. Knowledge of INEE’s structure and activities, and a commitment to the network’s mission and inter-agency approach are essential. Co-conveners may be handpicked or may volunteer themselves. Existing co-conveners, with support from the INEE Secretariat, will discuss and approve new task team co-conveners.

Co-conveners commit to leading the task team for a term of 12 months, renewable for an additional 12 months. A departing co-convener should, in collaboration with fellow co-conveners and the INEE Secretariat, find a replacement prior to stepping down. After stepping down, co-conveners may still be members of the task team.

Co-convening arrangements where 2-4 individuals share the responsibilities are preferred, allowing for an adequate division of labor and continuity of work. Task team co-conveners are expected to work a minimum of eight (16) hours per month on task team activities. There is no financial compensation or obligation for task team co-conveners.

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