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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

Summary:

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.

Background:

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.

Responsibilities:

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:

Learning Outcomes

Requirements:

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

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