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 Coordinator will provide crucial support to the IPNED Executive Director, Advocacy Officer, and to the parliamentarians across the world who form IPNED. The post will be ideally suited to someone at the beginning of a career in international development, and who has an interest in global education. We are looking for someone who can be proactive, efficient and flexible in supporting all aspects of IPNED's work – particularly in the organisation of parliamentary delegations and major Summits of policy-makers. This post will offer unparalleled opportunities to develop knowledge ofparliamentary structures around the world; project and budget management skills; advocacy skills; and policy analysis skills.
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: