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Research/Writer Consultant

Us (France)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Us (France)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Translations and Languages
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date:

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INEE as a founding member and co-chair of the Steering Group of the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies is recruiting a consultant to undertake the development of a series of 2 page information briefs on a range thematic areas within the contexts of education in emergencies (EiE). These briefs will support the work of the Geneva Global Hub for EiE in building awareness of thematic EiE issues as a resource for dialogue with key stakeholders across sectors and with Member State delegations. They will form part of the information shared on the Geneva Global Hub for EiE website and available as downloadable PDFs. The consultant will lead the development of the information briefs in consultation with the INEE, Geneva Global Hub technical working group and secretariat.


At the 2019 Global Refugee Forum (GRF) in Geneva, Switzerland co-led the GRF Education in Emergencies Task Team and pledged to make Geneva a “Global Hub for Education in Emergencies”. The pledge was co-signed by Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the Global Education Cluster (GEC), the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), UNICEF, the University of Geneva, UNESCO and UNHCR.

The Geneva Global Hub works on premise that strengthened collaboration will accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, help to realize the commitments set out in the Global Compact for Refugees, and contribute to UN reform by modelling effective and efficient collaboration. Bringing together the Geneva strategic community of committed thought leaders will inspire political will and influence agenda setting so that governments and partners see education as a top priority before, during and after emergencies and in protracted crises.  As the work of the Geneva Global Hub for EiE progresses, having up- to-date and accessible information on a range of thematic areas of education impacted by conflict and crisis will help build awareness and stimulate dialogue with key stakeholders within the EiE community, across sectors and with Member States. To this end the Geneva Global Hub for EiE is commissioning a series of topical briefs to be featured on its website and available in downloadable PDFs.

Scope of work

The consultant will research and write a series of 2 page high quality information briefing sheets, suitable for adaptation as thematic web pages.

This series of information briefs will address a number of topics in the context of education in emergencies, a provisional list (below) will be finalised with the consultant:

Forced Displacement and Migration



COVID-19 and other health emergencies

Child Protection

Early Childhood Development and Education

Disability inclusive education

Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support (MHPSS) and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Climate Emergency

Crisis-Sensitive Planning

Cash and Voucher assistance for EiE

The consultant will draw on information and messaging publically available from the member organizations of the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies (e.g., UNICEF, UNHCR, UNESCO, INEE, NRC, Education Cannot Wait, Plan International, etc.), synthesizing this into easy to read information sheets.

All briefs will follow a standard format that includes:

Introduction and overview

Key statistics (as relevant)

Country/project quote/testimony (featured as side box)

Core messages

Inter-sectoral linkages

Top links for further reading

These information briefs should reflect the consensus views of the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies' member organizations. The briefs should make reference to international humanitarian and human rights law, global policy frameworks, the INEE Minimum Standards for Education, etc., where possible.


Inception report, outlining the proposed structure for the information briefs, final thematic areas and summary of data sources.

First draft of information briefs

Second draft incorporating feedback from key stakeholders (INEE, Geneva Global Hub EiE secretariat, Geneva Global Hub EiE technical group etc).

Final drafts incorporating feedback from key stakeholders.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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