Call for Applications: INEE Steering Group Members

Humanitarian Sectors - Education

The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is calling for applications from organizations to fill four (4) vacancies in the INEE Steering Group.

The new member vacancies will be filled by three (3) NGOs (national, regional, international or community-based organizations or networks) and one (1) donor. In line with the INEE Strategic Framework Priority 4: Strengthen and diversify membership and the INEE statement on anti-racism and racial equality, this call is open to all organizations, with a preference for organizations based or working in countries where EiE programming is ongoing.

The application deadline is 31 August 2022.


hands in a circle INEE is a network of more than 18,500 individual members affiliated with more than 4,000 organizations and institutions in 190 countries. INEE members are NGO and UN personnel, ministry of education and other government staff, students, teachers, donors, and researchers who do work related to education in emergencies. INEE exists for and because of its members.

The purpose of the INEE Steering Group is to set and lead the achievement of the strategic priorities of the network, and to ensure that INEE is managed effectively and in a financially way. The INEE Steering Group has primary authority and responsibility on matters of strategic significance, on policy, and on management issues of importance to the functioning of the network. Membership of the INEE Steering Group is on an institutional basis, with a senior staff member representing each institution. Click to read the INEE by-laws.

Membership Requirements

UN agencies, multilaterals, international non-governmental organizations, local/regional non-governmental organizations, networks, and donors should meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for membership on the INEE Steering Group:

  • The institution must have demonstrated contributions to education in emergencies, chronic crises and early recovery;
  • The institution should use every opportunity to promote the work of INEE and to influence decision-makers and donors to increase their support for education in emergencies and recovery;
  • Play a lead role in seeking funding for INEE projects, overhead, and recurring costs;
  • The institution will cover costs associated with membership, including travel and per diem costs for the institutional representative to attend meetings at strategic venues up to two times a year (meeting duration: typically 2-4 days) and communication costs;
  • Working time to complete collaborative/individual tasks (typically 2-4 days a month);
  • A membership fee of USD 10,000 per year (negotiable for local/regional non-governmental organisations);
  • Willingness to allow the representative to attend additional events on behalf of INEE, in order to promote and advocate increased support for education in emergencies and recovery.

Application Procedure

Applications must be received, in English, in the form of: 

  1. CVs of the primary and secondary representatives who will participate in the INEE Steering Group, and 
  2. A cover letter from the organization (signature at Director level or above) that demonstrates in no more than three (3) pages: 
    • A strong commitment by the organization to achieving the goal and objectives of INEE.
    • Evidence that the organization is currently working in education in emergencies and that its ongoing work is applicable and relevant to the objectives of INEE.
    • The ways in which the organization and representatives would use its institutional capacity to help achieve and advocate for the priorities of INEE.
    • An understanding of and commitment to the time required for representatives to participate in the INEE Steering Group, and resources required for representatives to attend meetings (in-person when possible).
    • Specific examples of participation by the organization and designated representative in global, regional, or national networks, groups, and governing boards, including a description of their role, responsibilities, and impact in such groups.

Applications should be submitted to no later than 31 August 2022

Applicants will be notified in early September 2022 as to the status of their applications.