INEE Minimum Standards update project: Offline consultation in selected countries
Background of the project
Over the last twenty years, the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) has solidified its role as the go-to network for Education in Emergencies (EiE) actors and stakeholders to co-create and source tools, resources and guidance on carrying out and improving the quality of education in crisis-affected contexts. The INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery (INEE MS) is the network’s foundational tool and a pinnacle example of our members’ collective impact. First published in 2004 and revised in 2010, they provide concrete guidance to ensure safe, relevant, and quality education to all. The INEE MS represents the collaboration and consensus of thousands of EiE professionals and affected peoples worldwide. The humanitarian-development landscape has shifted significantly in the past decade. To meet the priorities and needs of INEE members and all humanitarian actors, the EiE community is now embarking on updating the INEE MS.
Scope of work
The updated INEE MS needs to incorporate shifted priorities of affected populations, new evidence and changing dynamics in the EiE sector, and evolving linkages to key issues in sectors across the humanitarian and development nexus. One of the main groundwork components of the INEE MS update is to undertake a consultation process.
The main objective of the consultation process is to gather opinions and evidence about topics, themes, language and format to be incorporated in the updated version of the INEE MS.
INEE is looking to hire one consultant in each of the following countries to implement a consultation workshop and conduct an assessment using a standard questionnaire. Both activities must be finalised before 15 March 2022.
- South Sudan
- Burkina Faso
- Sri Lanka
The workshop and the questionnaires can be undertaken in the local language, but the reports sent back to INEE are expected to be in English.
Stakeholders profile to be engaged in the consultation
The consultation has an equity and inclusive approach, engaging people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders, and individuals working in contexts affected by crisis. Expected participants include:
- Ministry of Education staff,
- Teachers and other education personnel,
- Community members,
- Researchers and members of academia,
- NGO, UN, ICRC, IFRC workers, and
- Teachers and other education personnel working in inclusive education.
Activities, tasks and responsibilities
Activity 1: Facilitate face-to-face or virtual consultation workshop
INEE has designed a workshop package encompassing facilitators’ guides, participants’ material, slides, and a format for reporting. The workshop materials are flexible and can be adapted according to the participants and the context.
** Workshops held in-person must adhere to biosecurity protocols recommended by WHO and in accordance with national or contextual regulations and guidelines
Target: Facilitation of at least one workshop (to be discussed with the selected candidate) with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 participants per workshop
Consultant tasks, responsibilities and deliverables
- Overall organization and facilitation of the workshop
- Translation of material as needed
- Written report sent back to INEE
- Provision of workshop guidelines and material
- Recommendation of the profile of stakeholders to be invited to the workshop
- Orientation on the organization and facilitation of the workshop and format for reporting back to INEE
- Support in the translation of material as needed
- Invitation letter to participants
- Payment for venue and refreshments.
- Participation of INEE can be arranged
- Certificate of participation for participants and facilitators
Timeframe: Approximately five (5) working days per workshop (to be discussed with selected candidate)
Activity 2: Administration offline assessment questionnaire
INEE has developed a one-page questionnaire with ten items. It has a mix of quantitative and qualitative questions. The questionnaire can be administered in person or by phone. Interviews held in-person must adhere to biosecurity protocols recommended by WHO and in accordance with national or contextual regulations and guidelines
Target: Around 30 stakeholders in each focus country with limited or no access to the internet or online services.
Consultant tasks, responsibilities, and deliverables
- Fair and equitable selection of and all communication with stakeholders to conduct the questionnaire with
- Administration of the questionnaire offline
- Uploading the data collected from the respondents to Monkey Survey and digital scans of the hard copies of the originally completed questionnaires
- Provision of hard copy questionnaire
- Access to Survey Monkey
- Recommendation of the profile of stakeholders to be interviewed
- Orientation on the administration of the questionnaire and the format for reporting back to INEE
- Support in the translation of material as needed
- Letter of gratitude to participants
- Data analysis of the survey results
Timeframe: Approximately twenty (20) working days (to be discussed with selected candidate)
The daily rate agreed upon with selected consultants. Applicants are advised to submit a proposed daily rate in USD with the application.
- Robust EiE-related network in the focus country
- A minimum of 3 years experience in EiE or related fields
- Knowledge of the INEE Minimum Standards and experience in operationalizing and using them in the implementation of programming
- Strong facilitation, outreach and networking skills
- Very good writing skills - ability to provide concise yet informative analyses & reports
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work with multiple and diverse stakeholders
- Flexible work attitude, with the ability to follow directions and work independently across a virtual work environment
- Strong organisation skills and attention to detail
- The ability to communicate effectively and professionally in English and as necessary the country’s local languages
- Familiarity with Google Suite (esp. Google Docs & Sheets) is an advantage
Send your CV highlighting your relevant qualifications and work experience as well as a letter, outlining your motivation for applying to this role and stating your proposed daily fee to email@example.com before 31 January 2022. State in the subject of the email, “INEE MS Update Country Consultant” with the focus country you are applying for.