EiE Advocacy Toolkit Development - Consultancy
New York City (United States of America)
Background of the project:
The Advocacy Working Group (AWG) of the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is recruiting a consultant(s) to produce a 20-25 page advocacy toolkit for Education in Emergencies (EiE) for INEE members. While a number of advocacy toolkits already exist in the public domain, some of which have been produced by INEE members, none focus explicitly on EiE. Although INEE does have a wide collection of advocacy resources these do not provide a comprehensive guide on how to undertake advocacy for EiE. The need for an INEE advocacy toolkit, to support members in their advocacy for the right to education in emergencies has been repeatedly expressed by the INEE secretariat and by INEE members.
Scope of work:
The aim of this piece of work is to produce a set of materials to support INEE members, particularly those working in crisis-affected countries or situations of displacement, to successfully advocate for the right to education in emergencies in their own contexts.
The materials produced will be based on an initial survey of INEE members needs (the questions for which were drafted by the AWG). The consultant will be asked to utilise the materials provided/requested to undertake a mapping of currently available tools and guidance to support EiE advocacy.
Wherever possible the tools should link and make reference to the INEE Minimum Standards and be applicable to the diversity of emergency contexts in which INEE members work (e.g. refugee and non-refugee hosting contexts).
The toolkit should include or make reference to materials developed under a separate AWG workstream on using video as a tool for storytelling and advocacy.
- Undertake a mapping of currently available tools and guidance to support EiE advocacy, including the advocacy resource collection of INEE. These should be curated into a usable and hyperlinked table of the most relevant and user friendly resources (including those coming from the survey). These may include, for example: tools to support prioritised steps of the advocacy cycle; case studies of successful (or unsuccessful) EiE advocacy etc.
- Review the results of the survey to verify/add relevant tools in the mapping process and identify which areas of advocacy are most needed to include in the toolkit
- Identify a priority list of existing tools to be included in the toolkit for validation by the AWG along with gaps where new tools or adapted/revised tools might be needed.
- In collaboration with the AWG develop tools that fill the gaps identified in the survey.
- In consultation with the communications team of the INEE Secretariat, finalise an adaptable/ easy-to-use toolkit for INEE members (max length 15 - 20 pages), that includes:
- Introduction to INEE inter-agency advocacy
- Guide to use
- Success stories
- Mitigating risk of advocacy in/ for crisis-affected contexts
- Selected strategies
- Links to additional resources