Design and Development Consultant
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) practitioners 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 represent the collaboration and consensus of thousands of EiE professionals and affected peoples from around the world.
The humanitarian-development landscape has shifted significantly in the past decade. New research and linkages to key emerging issues in EiE have also arisen, including child protection, gender, migration, mixed-migration, climate change and the environment, de-colonization of aid, age, gender, diversity, resilience, and other thematic areas that characterize the humanitarian-development landscape. Additionally, the humanitarian aid field has had to quickly develop capacity for responding to new types of emergencies from health emergencies to climate-induced disasters, as well as increasingly protracted crises worldwide. In light of this, the EiE sector continues to learn and grow. Through it all, INEE has used the strengths and diversity of its members to ensure they have the platforms and resources they need to pursue collective impact in EiE together.
To meet the priorities and needs of INEE members and all humanitarian actors, the EiE community is now embarking on updating the INEE MS. Through a participatory, inclusive, consultative, and multi-lingual process, the inputs, and contributions from all EiE actors will be collected and incorporated to ensure that this cornerstone EiE resource remains relevant, accessible and adaptable for all in this new and evolving international humanitarian context. The update is also crucial to convening, guiding, and supporting INEE members’ efforts toward collective impact and maintaining INEE’s reach and influence as a global EiE network. With the role that INEE plays in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, this update will also ensure that critical linkages are made between EiE and other humanitarian response sectors to enhance accountability and improve the quality of assistance provided to crisis-affected people
Scope of the work:
This consultancy will provide support to the update process to ensure EiE stakeholders in all contexts are able to participate and engage in accessible ways with the INEE Minimum Standards update process (including local, national, regional and global contexts). This consultancy will develop guidelines and participant materials for the implementation of consultation workshops. It is expected that these workshops will be both virtual and in-person and the consultant will design and develop material that can be used in either situation.
Objectives of the MS update consultative workshop
●To identify and document suggested specific changes to the INEE Minimum Standards, according to the chosen focus of the workshop. This may include recommendations for new tools or reference materials to be included in the updated Minimum Standards.
●To foster an equity and participatory process, which has always been a critical part of the development of the INEE Minimum Standards.
What is the focus of a consultative workshop?
These workshops will seek to document recommendations from participants on changes/revisions or updates needed. It is foreseen that these workshops will discuss the following:
- Format update: What changes are needed to the INEE MS Handbook that will make it easier to understand and use?
- Content update - substantial new work or redrafting: (a) issues, themes, terminology, etc., that the current INEE MS do not mention nor take into account (b) issues, themes, terminology, language, etc., that the current INEE MS includes but may need a conceptual change or new approach. (c )Issues, themes, terminology, etc., that the current INEE MS may mention but perhaps more in-depth information or strengthening of the text/concept is needed.
- Thematic reviewsof the INEE Minimum Standards on topics such asChild Protection, gender, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, the localization agenda, environment and climate change, and further cross-cutting areas.
Audience and workshop and participants:The primary audience and participants will be EiE practitioners, communities, teachers, and stakeholders with basic knowledge about the INEE Minimum Standards. The second audience and participants will be those that are not acquainted with the Minimum Standards. It is expected that the audience will have diverse cultural backgrounds.
Usage: The material will be used in the MS update consultation workshop in selected countries The workshop can take place, virtually, in presence or in mixed modality.
Contexts: The material will need to be user friendly for a variety of contexts where the technology may be limited and should be usable in local, national, or regional consultations.
Deliverables: The consultant (s) will develop consultation material for each of the focus topics mentioned above. Guidelines will include steps for planning and organizing a consultation, support for facilitating an inclusive discussion, and guidance for capturing findings.The material should be suitable forthe described audience.
- Module 1 Format update: Facilitator guidelines and participants materials
- Module 2 Content update: Facilitator guidelines and participants materials