INEE Case for Support Consultant
Background of the Project
The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is a global network of more than 18,000 individual members, affiliated with more than 4,000 organizations from 190 countries, with representatives from UN agencies, international and national NGOs, funding partners (public, private, and multilateral donors), governments, universities, schools and affected populations working together to ensure all persons the right to a quality education in emergencies (EiE) and post-crisis recovery. As INEE is a network, IRC is the primary host organization for the INEE Secretariat.
In response to its growth in recent years, as well as the increase in INEE members and their expectations and requests, the INEE Secretariat is increasingly focused on expanding sustainably its member-centered initiatives and services. A key pillar in this effort is sustainable funding through partnership. This approach recognizes funders as holistic actors with more to contribute to the EiE sector than financial resources alone. Building comprehensive relationships on this recognition will better position INEE to secure predictable, needs-based, and member-oriented funding from diverse actors over time. A crucial first step in these efforts is to define the INEE Secretariat’s vision for its role in supporting its members, its goals and direction, and the story of the network at large. Once defined, these pieces need to be creatively and engagingly articulated for a donor audience along with INEE’s added value to the education in emergencies (EiE) sector and the benefits of funded partnerships with INEE.