The International Parliamentary Network on Education (IPNED) is an exciting new initiative which aims to strengthen links between parliamentarians globally in support of Sustainable Development Goal 4. We are seeking a dynamic and committed candidate to support the IPNED Secretariat during this crucial period. The 2020s have been described as the “decade of delivery” for the Sustainable Development Goals. Delivering Global Goal 4 will be a huge challenge and one in which parliamentarians have a vital role to play if we are to achieve the three pillars of increased funding, higher quality and equity. It is an excellent time to work in this field with the increasing focus on education in emergencies, girls’ education and disability inclusion.
RESULTS mission is the create the public and political will to end extreme poverty by empowering people to exercise their personal and political power for change. As part of achieving that mission, we host like-minded organisations that share our goals. IPNED, which aims to make a valuable contribution to Global Goal 4 on education though working with parliamentarians from around the world, is in powerful alignment with that mission.
RESULTS UK believes the building blocks of the end of poverty can be most simply articulated as “health, education, economic opportunities, and citizen voice.” These are the things that all people, wherever they live, need and have a right to. Within these four areas, we prioritise a small number of specific issues where we can have most influence to achieve much needed development progress.Across all our issues, our aims are to mobilise resources, change policy and policy-in-practice, and create the public and political will that will bring about change.
IPNED is supported by a dedicated Secretariat hosted by RESULTS UK, a UK charity. Although RESULTS UK hosts the Secretariat, it will act independently and under the direction of its leadership group, the Executive Committee of IPNED, who themselves will be parliamentarians. This working relationship is described in detail in the terms laid out in a RESULTS UK-IPNED Memorandum of Understanding.The IPNED Secretariat’s role is to ensure that IPNED members can advocate as effectively as possible. Its primary focus is to create, strengthen and expand the network.
The Officer will report to the Executive Director and work alongside the Secretariat Coordinator. The Officer will work closely with IPNED's member parliamentarians, especially the co-chairs. The post is ideally suited to someone with experience in a related field which could be work in a parliament or with parliamentarians or work in either education or international development. We are looking for someone with excellent skills in advocacy and communications with a strong personal commitment to global education, international development and strengthening the role of parliaments and parliamentarians.
Deadline to apply: 9:00am on 27 April 2020, with interviews likely to be held the following week.
Please see the full Job Description (attached) for more details and application process: