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Call for Applications: INEE Working Groups

22 January 2018

INEE is pleased to announce that we are now recruiting institutional members for all three INEE Working Groups: Advocacy, Standards & Practice, and Education Policy.


The application period is now closed.

The selection and notification of new INEE Working Group members will be done in early April 2018. 

N.B. Organizations selected as new INEE Working Group members in early 2018 are expected to participate in the next bi-annual Working Group meetings, which will be held 14-16 May in Oslo, Norway. Details, including hotel discounts, will be shared with selection notifications.

INEE Working Groups are formal inter-agency network spaces consisting of INEE institutional members who work together to implement specific activities toward the achievement of INEE’s strategic priorities and functions. To learn more about the history and objectives of INEE’s Working Groups, please visit the INEE website and read Background Notes on the 2018-2020 Standards and Practice, Education Policy, and Advocacy Working Groups.


Application Process

INEE Working Groups applications much include the following:

  1. Application form completed online
  2. Letter of institutional support signed by organization’s senior management. The letter of application should include a statement of support committing staff time (minimum 2 days monthly) and resources for participation, an outline of  the organization’s relevance for participation in the working group, its interest in partnering with INEE, and a description of how the organization will support the focus area of the Working Group
  3. CVs of primary and secondary representatives to the Working Group

Important notes:

  • Membership in INEE Working Groups is at an institutional level, not individual. We cannot accept individual applications for INEE Working Groups. If you are an individual interested in supporting the work of INEE, please visit the INEE website to learn more about ways to engage.
  • Prepare your letter of support and CV documents prior to completing the online application; you will need your document attachments ready in order to submit the application form.
  • All application materials must be submitted in English. If you need assistance preparing your application in English, please contact the relevant INEE Language Community Facilitator.
  • Find out more in the Frequently Asked Questions document.

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Application Review

Applications are vetted based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the INEE Working Group objectives (see Background Notes above) and INEE’s Strategic Priorities.
  • Relevant background and experience of the organization and representatives put forward.
  • Institutional and individual expertise relevant to the focus of the chosen Working Group.
  • Commitment of resources to cover travel costs to attend biannual WG meetings, staff time (minimum 2 days monthly), along with stated willingness to support inter-agency Working Group activities with additional resources (whether in-kind or monetarily). Please note: INEE’s next biannual Working Group meeting will take place in Oslo, Norway in May 2018.
  • Willingness to share expertise, technical materials and work in a collaborative manner.

Thank you for your interest in applying to INEE Working Groups. We look forward to receiving your application by Friday, 23 February 2018 (EXTENDED).

Final decisions will be made by mid-March 2018 and all applicants will be notified accordingly. If you have questions about your application, please contact:


Working Group Membership Criteria

Membership in INEE Working Groups is on an institutional level, not individual. Any interested institution is invited to apply to become a member of the Working Group and to nominate a primary and secondary representative for a period of three years (2018-2020).

Organizational Member Criteria (Institution)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to INEE’s overall goal, network functions and strategic priorities;
  • Interest in and commitment to supporting and contributing to the shared WG objectives and activities;
  • Institutional expertise relevant to the objectives of the Working Group i.e. in education in emergencies, post-crisis recovery, disaster risk reduction; education policy; etc.
  • Institutional expertise relevant to the particular tasks of the Working Group;
  • Promotion of INEE WG products and processes within their organizations, to partners and networks;
  • Willingness to share expertise, technical materials and work in a collaborative manner on behalf of INEE;
  • Commitment of resources including funds to cover travel to WG meetings (twice yearly at minimum) and its staff’s time (approximately 2 days each month);
  • Organizations must commit to the entire period of three years;
  • Assist in Working Group fundraising efforts; and
  • Other voluntary contributions, such as support to material development, hosting meetings, printing and distribution of materials, conference calls, and indication of annual financial and/or in-kind contributions. When needed and feasible, sponsoring external experts and consultants, studies or publications, and mobilizing resources needed to implement activities.  

Organizational Representative Criteria (Person)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to INEE’s overall goal and network functions;
  • Organizational seniority in order to ensure institutional buy-in, bring others on board, and influence decision-makers and donors;
  • Professional education / humanitarian background;
  • Demonstrated willingness to work collaboratively in an inter-agency environment, for the betterment of the field of EiE and not solely for personal gain or recognition;
  • Direct experience in education programmes in situations of emergencies, crisis and early recovery and relevant professional network;
  • Expertise and specialized skills, such as development of strategy and policy; planning and administration of programs; program implementation, assessment, monitoring and evaluation; group facilitation and training; advocacy skills; facilitation and capacity development; and education cluster/sector-related experience;
  • Field-based, field-focused or policy-focused position; and
  • Access to efficient means of electronic communication, including email, Skype and phone.

Organizational Representative Responsibilities (Person)

  • Active participation and engagement in the activities of the WG;
  • Promotion of INEE WG activities internally within home organization as well as externally with partners and networks;
  • Participation in WG in-person meetings, conference calls and other events, with the understanding that in cases such as missing several meetings (2 or more) or other forms of disengagement, WG members will be approached to discuss options;
  • Concrete involvement to  implement work plan;
  • Commitment to assisting in fundraising efforts and/or contributing in-kind support for INEE by printing resources, hosting meetings, etc., as needed.

Co-chair Responsibilities (Person)

  • Support the INEE Secretariat with advice and guidance through regular communication and other tasks as needed in order to ensure timely progress on the work plan of the WG;
  • Lead the direction of the WG through communication, facilitating meetings, and other tasks, in collaboration with the INEE Secretariat;  
  • Chair telephone conferences in coordination with the INEE Secretariat, as necessary;
  • Communicate and share information regularly with co-chairs of the other INEE WGs;
  • Develop bi-annual WG Meeting agendas in collaboration with the INEE Secretariat;
  • Support overall facilitation and lead relevant sessions of the WG meetings;
  • Make every effort to ensure fair and equal participation of every member of the WG, and coordinate decisions based on a consensus model;
  • Represent the Working Group at the biannual Steering Group meetings;
  • Assist the INEE Secretariat  in identifying funding opportunities relating to WG activities; and
  • Liaise with INEE Secretariat through phone calls, emails, and other means of communication, and liaise with WG members as needed.

Time Commitment

Working Group members will be expected to attend two meetings each year (approximately every six months). Each meeting will be 2 days in length and may include an optional third day for advocacy meetings, events, trainings or other activities. More time will be required for conference calls, e-mail correspondence, and coordinating and carrying out the WG work plan. Working Group members will need to make a commitment to keep in touch with the Coordinator and respond to communications and meeting deadlines, even when traveling on other programme business. Working Group members will do their work alongside their regular jobs; estimation of this time commitment is approximately two per month. This time commitment and work should ideally be written into the job description of the Working Group member with their own organization.    

For details on ways of working and expectations, please read the INEE Working Group Charters for Advocacy, Standards & Practice, and Education Policy.