Event Manager, INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility (short term) - International Rescue
The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open global network of more than 7,000 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 Working Group on Education and Fragility was established in 2008 as an inter-agency mechanism that coordinates diverse initiatives and catalyzes collaborative action on education and fragility. The 2008-2011 Working Group (WG) completed its mandate in March 2010 and a new WG was reconstituted in October 2011 with the participation of 26 member agencies. The new WG has a two-year mandate for 2011-2013, aligned with the main INEE goal. Click here to read more about the WG.
The WG's goal is to contribute to crisis-sensitive education in fragile and conflict-affected contexts through inter-agency collaboration at global, regional and country levels. In order to achieve this, the WG has two objectives:
- Facilitate a learning space for dialogue and information sharing on education's role in state- and peace-building
- Promote conflict-sensitive approaches to education in fragile contexts to influence decision-makers at all levels
The WG is organizing a High Level Event on 11 April 2013 at UNESCO, Paris. The event, 'Conflict-Sensitive Education – Why and How" aims to bring diverse stakeholders together to look at how to strengthen or develop conflict-sensitive approaches in education policies and programmes. This will help to ensure that education in these contexts supports stabilization, peace-building processes and the prevention of violence.
It is expected that at the end of the High Level event the following objectives will have been achieved:
- A Call for Action is signed by all participants to prioritize and develop conflict-sensitive education in conflict-affected and fragile contexts within the framework of the Global Education First Initiative and the priorities of Education Cannot Wait;
- Conflict-sensitive education is prioritized by stakeholders as one of the main mechanisms to support state and peace building in conflict-affected and fragile contexts, and as one of the main priorities for the Post 2015 agenda;
The INEE WGEF is looking for an Event Manager to coordinate the content and logistics of the High-level event.
Responsibilities of the Event Manager
- Support the overall coordination of the content of the event to ensure the event's needs and objectives are met, including:
- Preparatory documents
- Logistics (prior to, at, and post-event)
- Debriefing and evaluation
- Follow up timeline
- Final report
- Track budget expenses and report all financials of the event;
All work to be carried out as part of the INEE Education and Fragility team, WG members and other partners.
- Relevant professional experience, working on issues related to education, peace building, development programming and advocacy;
- Knowledge and understanding of the concepts and issues of education and fragility;
- At least seven years of experience organizing and coordinating meetings (content and logistics), including high level events with government and non-government organizations;
- Excellent co-ordination skills and ability to work and communicate with high-level people;
- Excellent communication skills and experience facilitating/supporting consultative processes, including the facilitation of consultation meetings (including virtual), collecting inputs and facilitating decisions from a distance, Excellent command of English both spoken and written; French is desirable.
- Strong attention to detail in all tasks, the ability to manage complex projects and deadlines;
- Ability to work under pressure and to meet agreed deadlines;
- Excellent organizational skills: the ability to track and follow-up on various efforts;
- Excellent analytical and writing skills: the ability to draft documents, reports, and syntheses as well as edit and incorporate feedback into documents;
- Good interpersonal skills: the ability to successfully interact with a variety of people
- Excellent computer skills: MS Word and Excel
Timeframe and Location: The Event Manager must be available to work part time. The Event Manager will start as soon as possible and will end at the end of April 2013. This is a home-based position. The Event Manager should be in Paris one week prior to the event and during the event. Travel and accommodation is covered by INEE.
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