September 09, 2013
INEE Minimum Standards Arabic Language Intern - Fall 2013/Spring 201
The Inter Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is looking for a Minimum Standards Arabic Language Intern. For more information, visit:http://www.ineesite.org/en/jobs/view/inee-minimum-standards-arabic-language-intern-inee
The INEE Minimum Standards intern will assist the INEE Coordinator for Minimum Standards with various projects that will further the promotion, utilization and institutionalization of the INEE Minimum Standards.
This internship presents a unique learning opportunity to work closely with the INEE Secretariat, liaise directly with INEE members around the world, and be part of projects that contribute to education quality in crisis settings.
This internship will be based at the IRC HQ office in New York City but can be home-based for applicants located outside the New York City area. Interns may take school credit for the internship with prior agreement from the supervisor. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.
Compensation: This is an unpaid opportunity. Students residing abroad, who need visa sponsorship, will not be considered.
The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open global network of more than 9,500 practitioners, students, teachers, staff from UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, donors, governments and universities who work together within a humanitarian and development framework to ensure all persons the right to quality education and a safe learning environment in emergencies and post-crisis recovery. The INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies: Preparedness, Response, Recovery are the network’s foundation tool. They provide concrete guidance based on education rights and good practices to improve access to safe, relevant and quality education.
INEE was defined not as a formal organization with bureaucratic functions, but rather as a flexible and responsive mechanism, which brings organizations and individuals together to facilitate collaboration, share experiences and resources, establish standards for the field, and engage in advocacy regarding the right to education. INEE does not implement projects or co-ordinate agencies, but works to enable members to be more effective. INEE’s Steering Group is comprised of CARE, ChildFund International, the International Rescue Committee, the Open Society Institute (OSI), Save the Children, Refugee Education Trust (RET), UNICEF, UNHCR, UNESCO, and the World Bank.
The INEE Secretariat consists of a Director, Admin Officer, Web Master and Deputy Coordinator for Minimum Standards who are all based at the IRC (NY), a Coordinator for Minimum Standards, who is based at UNICEF (NY), a Coordinator for Network Services, who is based at UNESCO (Paris), and an INEE Deputy Director, Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator for Education and Fragility, who are based at UNHCR (Geneva).
Priorities for the INEE Minimum Standards in 2013 include: the dissemination and promotion of the INEE Minimum Standards Handbook; support to utilization and institutionalization of the INEE Minimum Standards through capacity-building, application visits, tool development and experience documentation; support to INEE members conducting training workshops on the INEE Minimum Standards; operationalization of the INEE/Sphere Companionship through formalized training and advocacy linkages; collaboration with the IASC Education Cluster, including harmonization of the INEE Minimum Standards and First Line Responders’ training packages; and continued promotion and advocacy on education in emergencies, INEE and the INEE Minimum Standards.
The INEE Minimum Standards intern will assist the INEE Coordinator for Minimum Standards with various projects that will further the promotion, utilization and institutionalization of the INEE Minimum Standards, including:
- Resource management and development: Support the development of an updated version of the INEE Minimum Stadnards in Arabic. This will involve reaching out to INEE members in the Arab region and supporting the organization, coordination and implementation of a widely consultative translation and update process. Review and edit Arabic language documents as needed.
- Website development and content management: Develop and update content on the INEE Minimum Standards webpages on the INEE website and INEE toolkit.
- Events and workshops: Assist with preparation of the regional trainings and application visits in the Arab region on the INEE Minimum Standards Handbook; Assist with preparation of INEE materials, including drafting inputs into tools, editing framing papers, coordinating logistical requests, and disseminating materials to INEE members worldwide; Assist with selecting and preparing materials for various presentations, orientations and training workshops on the INEE Minimum Standards.
- Outreach and Communications: Assist with outreach and coordination efforts with members of the INEE Working Group on Minimum Standards, INEE Arabic Language Community and INEE members in the Middle East. Draft updates on the INEE Minimum Standards for the wider INEE membership, highlighting new tools, initiatives and opportunities for engagement. Analyze feedback and findings and develop materials to share this information. Track the production, translation, dissemination and use of the INEE Minimum Standards and related materials, liaising with INEE members to identify and fill gaps as needed.
- Administrative activities: Provide general support to the INEE Coordinator for Minimum Standards, INEE Deputy Coordinator for Minimum Standards and other members of the INEE Secretariat, as determined.
- Learn to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders within the Arab region to update and support the usage of the INEE Minimum Standards
- Learn to manage a Content Management System for the INEE Toolkit and website
- Learn valuable project management skills and interact with INEE members
- Strong communication skills: excellent command of English and Arabic-language, both spoken and written.
- Ongoing graduate studies in a relevant field (e.g. education, social work, international relations, refugee issues)
- Demonstrated knowledge of the INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery
- Excellent organizational skills: the ability to track and follow-up on various efforts
- Excellent analytical and writing skills: the ability to draft correspondence, briefs, reports, and syntheses
- Good interpersonal skills: the ability to successfully interact with a variety of people
- Flexible work attitude: the ability to follow direction and effectively learn and work in an inter-agency environment as well as self-motivate
- Excellent Computer skills: MS Word and Excel. Website content management experience preferred
- Experience in data analysis (STATA, ESPSS, Excel) is preferred.
The intern must be available to work 2 or 3 days/week during the Fall Semester (Sept-Dec 2013). Strong preference will be given to candidates who can intern during the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.
Posted by maclachm at September 9, 2013 12:13 PM