Call for Members - INEE Working Groups

Humanitarian Sectors - Education

All INEE working groups are recruiting new members! 

Application deadline: 13 January 2023

See below for instructions, FAQs, and the full list of working groups accepting applications.


INEE working groups are formal network spaces that facilitate members to work collectively on specific focus areas. Each working group has an INEE Coordinator and is led by a volunteer leadership team composed of individuals from among the group’s roughly two dozen members. Working group membership is voluntary; there is no financial obligation or compensation. Find out more in these general terms of reference for INEE working groups. 

Following a recent restructuring process, INEE is currently inviting applications from INEE members to join all eight active working groups. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who may apply?

Any INEE member may apply to join a working group as an individual or as a representative of their organization. Members with lived experience in crisis-affected contexts, or working within an organization directly engaged in education in emergencies work, are particularly encouraged to apply. A member may apply to more than one working group for which they have relevant expertise. A separate application must be submitted via the respective form for each working group. To ensure opportunities for all INEE members, it is unlikely that any member will be selected for more than one working group.  

Can organizations apply?

Yes. Applications can be made by organizations, but they should designate a primary representative who is expected to fulfill the obligations of membership. Designating an alternate for when the primary member is unavailable is optional. A maximum of two (2) people from an organization may participate in each network space. While organizations can be represented in any or all INEE network spaces, they must have different representatives with relevant expertise in each network space. 

Do current working group members need to re-apply?

No. But this is a good time to explicitly reconfirm member commitment by contacting the respective working group coordinator.

How can I apply?

Applications can be submitted, by the deadline listed, using the designated form for each working group (*Scroll down to see the list of working groups and the links to their corresponding application forms). Through the form, each applicant must submit a CV, a one page statement of interest, and a one-page letter of support from their organization (if applying as an organizational representative).

All applications must be completed in English. If needed, INEE can provide language support to help you complete the application in English. Please contact to request this support and also clearly indicate which working group(s) you want to apply for.

After I apply, what are the next steps?

Following the application deadline, each working group coordinator will consult with the working group co-chairs and other INEE Secretariat staff to review all applications, shortlist candidates, and make the selection of new members based on a variety of criteria and considerations. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by February 2023.  

What is expected of working group members?

  • Expect to work 4-8 hours each month on working group activities and initiatives
  • Regularly attend WG meetings
  • Participate in WG activities
  • Promote WG products and events

Find out more in the terms of reference for INEE working groups.

What language support is available to working group members?

INEE values contributions from all members, and will, to the extent possible, provide language  support to members who aren’t fluent in the primary language of the working group (typically English). The INEE Secretariat is seeking funding to cover potential costs of some professional interpretation and text translation between INEE’s official languages - Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish - if this is needed. In addition, working group coordinators will work with INEE’s in-house language teams and working group members to see where in-kind support can be provided to members in need. All working group members will be informed about free closed captioning and translation tools (e.g. Google Translate) that they can use to enhance their participation in working group activities.

Non-fluency in English or another primary language of a working group will not count against any applicant. While all applications must be submitted in English, INEE can provide language support to complete the application if needed. Please contact

When will new INEE regional working groups be launched?

INEE is committed to launching some regional working groups in 2023. These new types of groups will be formed by members based in specified geographic regions, they will focus on topics and activities identified by their members, and they will operate in languages relevant to the regions. The INEE Secretariat is currently seeking new funding to lay the groundwork and hire coordinators for these new groups. During Q1 of 2023, research will be done to identify existing stakeholders and structures, if any, in proposed regions, which will inform the initial selection of two regions. Once the initial regions have been identified, coordinators will be hired and open calls for members will be launched. Depending on the availability of funding and the pace of the groundwork and hiring processes, the intention is to have two regional working groups launched in Q3 of 2023.

Which working groups are accepting applications?

Descriptions, contacts, and specific application procedures are listed below for each group.

  • Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG): The AEWG aims to improve the quality of accelerated education (AE) working through five areas of focus.  Further details on these areas of focus are available in the AEWG 2022-23 Brief.
    Apply to join the Accelerated Education Working Group here.
    Please reach out to with any questions.
  • Data Working Group (DWG): The DWG aims to improve the EiE data ecosystem through the creation of global public goods and the generation of consensus for changes.
    Apply to join the Data Working Group here.
    Please reach out to with any questions.
  • Distance Education Working Group (DEWG): The DEWG advocates for quality, safe, and relevant distance education solutions, and produces and shares guidance on distance education in emergencies to inform policy and practice.
    Apply to join the Distance Education Working Group here.
    Please reach out to with any questions.
  • Early Childhood Development Working Group (ECDWG): The ECDWG aims to strengthen inter-agency ECD programs, practices, and policies for children and families affected by crisis through collaboration and knowledge sharing, development, testing and dissemination of practical tools, and advocacy.
    Apply to join the Early Childhood Development Working Group here.
    Please reach out to with any questions.
  • Gender Working Group (GWG): The GWG is a member-led community of practice for Gender and EiE actors to work collaboratively to raise awareness and visibility, promote understanding, and advance action on gender-responsive EiE.
    Apply to join the Gender Working Group here.
    Please reach out to with any questions. 
  • Inclusive Education Working Group (IEWG): The IEWG aims to promote the key principles, behaviors, and actions necessary for ensuring that all excluded and people who are at risk of marginalization are included in education in emergencies.
    Apply to join the Inclusive Education Working Group here.
    Please reach out to with any questions.
  • Psychosocial Support and Social and Emotional Learning Working Group (PSS-SELWG): The PSS-SEL WG aims to better support ongoing work in PSS-SEL in crisis contexts, by addressing gaps in policy, practice, and research regarding PSS-SEL.
    Apply to join the Psychosocial Support and Social and Emotional Learning Working Group here.
    Please reach out to with any questions.
  • Teachers in Crisis Contexts Working Group (TiCCWG): The TiCCWG works collaboratively to identify problem areas in teacher management, development, and support in crisis contexts, and propose and provide inter-agency, open-source solutions.
    Apply to join Teachers in Crisis Contexts Working Group here.
    Please reach out to with any questions.