Education in Emergencies Competency Framework

The EiE Competency Framework builds on the INEE Minimum Standards to articulate a set of required, valued and recognized competencies for the humanitarian and education in the emergencies sectors. It broadly describes expected standards of performance across a number of competencies that can be applied to different roles within an organization or sector. The framework provides a common lexicon for core humanitarian and technical competencies and defines expected knowledge, skills and attributes for each. 

The framework is intended to inform staff recruitment, learning and professional development, performance management, planning, and organizational design. It is a sector-wide guidance to advance the accountability, effectiveness, and predictability of educational preparedness, response and recovery for affected populations. 

The framework is primarily intended for use by EiE practitioners in humanitarian contexts. However, it is also relevant at the global level or in development settings in support of planning and emergency preparedness. It is best used in conjunction with the Core Humanitarian Competency Framework (CHCF) and where applicable, the Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) Competency Framework. It is transferable across people, countries, and cultures and can be a valuable tool for entry-, mid-, and senior level professional development. 

The framework includes an annex that highlights its complementarity with the Competency Framework from the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. This annex supports collaboration between the two sectors, and helps ensure skilled staff who can deliver joint and integrated programming.

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Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)


Child Protection
INEE Minimum Standards
Professional Development