Basic Access Scheme for International Careers in Humanitarian Emergencies
The Training aims at equipping the participants with fundamental knowledge about humanitarian emergency interventions and at providing a basic toolbox for operations in post-conflict and post-disaster environments.
The participants will be trained to understand and to analyse complex humanitarian crises and to know the fundamental principles and approaches of humanitarian response. They will also be introduced to the main humanitarian activities in order to better identify different sectors of intervention and tools for planning, implementing and managing humanitarian operations in emergency.
The main result will be that participants will be able to recognize professional paths to proceed in their professional lives and will be able to prepare their career plans with the appropriate knowledge and awareness.
Each session will be organized in two steps: In the morning the theory, followed by a presentation (video, case study or briefing) from professionals coming directly from the field to share their stories and lesson learned with the participants. In the afternoon a simulation, in order to project the participants in the atmospheres and dynamics like in a real emergency setting.
At the end of the training course all participants will go through an interview with one of ours recruitment officers. The interview will have a double-fold purpose: from one side, the participants will experience a real interview and will receive a feedback from a professional recruiter, on the other side the organization will have the possibility to identify potential candidates for a period of internship with INTERSOS.
– Morning lecture: “Introduction to Humanitarian principles and approaches”
– Field experience: Afghanistan
– Afternoon lecture: “The Humanitarian context and its development”;
– Afternoon speech: “INTERSOS and its Vision and Mission”.
– Morning lecture: “Humanitarian system and actors”
– Field experience: South Sudan
– Afternoon simulation exercise: “Emergency Coordination Meeting at OCHA”
– Morning. “Field Operations”
– Field experience: Libya
– Afternoon simulation exercise: “Operations Start-Up in Refugee Camp / IDPs Settlement”
– Morning. “Sectors of intervention and Operational challenges”
– Field experience: Yemen
– Afternoon simulation exercise: “Health/Nutrition and WASH life-saving intervention”
– Morning. “Security and Logistics” (Case Study)
– Field experience: Iraq
– Afternoon speech: “Careers in Humanitarian work: A successful story from an intern like you”
- Introduction to Humanitarian principles and approaches (A. Cappelletti)
Learning objectives: Participants have a knowledge of humanitarian principles and motivation. They acknowledge the main humanitarian dilemmas and discuss about the nexus humanitarian-development. They know the international context and its challenges, in term of access, neutrality, advocacy, operational capacities.
- The Humanitarian context and its development (G. Rufini)
Learning objectives: Participants have a knowledge of the humanitarian history and its actors. Studying the story and the development of humanitarian action, participants deepen their analysis and comprehension of humanitarian principles and approaches. They also have a clear idea of the challenges the humanitarian community is currently facing.
- INTERSOS and its Vision and Mission (K. Moschochoritis)
Learning objectives: Participants know INTERSOS and understand its vision and mission. They are aware about Intersos current challenges and its strategic objectives for the future. They understand the positioning of Intersos in the humanitarian community.
- Humanitarian system and actors (A. Cappelletti)
Learning objectives: Participants have a clear idea about the humanitarian system, its actors and its dynamics. They understand how to deal with the complexity of mechanisms that underlines the humanitarian action and system.
- Simulation: “Emergency Coordination Meeting at OCHA” (F. Matarazzi)
Learning objectives: Participants experiment a typical “emergency coordination meeting”, getting a concrete idea of the difficulties, complexity and challenges that a situation of crisis implies for all the humanitarian actors. They get the sense of coordination needs, assessments needs (the need to have a needs assessment done), the balance between rapidity and quality of intervention and the balance between competition and coordination.
- “Field Operations” (M. Garcia Dalla Costa)
Learning objectives: Participants have a comprehensive and clear idea about the different field operations. They have knowledge about different scenario and how the humanitarian community answers to those challenges. They understand the importance of the needs assessment, context analysis and beneficiaries profiling. They also acquire knowledge about different solutions and how the humanitarian community has developed strategies and response capacities. Participants have the opportunity to reflect and discuss about some topics such as the relation between international actors and local capacity development, relation between refugees/IDPs and host community, and other important issues in the humanitarian agenda.
- Simulation: Operations Start-Up in Refugee Camp / IDPs Settlement (G. Theodory)
Learning objectives: Participants learn how difficult is to deal with the start-up of an emergency intervention. Although not in a real setting, the simulation should give the participants a clear understanding of the conditions, the challenges and the obstacles the humanitarian workers have to deal with. In this simulation protection aspects will be highlighted.
- Sectors of intervention and Operational challenges (A. Livoni)
Learning objectives: Participants understand what the different sectors of intervention in emergency are and what the main challenges for those sectors are. They get a clear idea of the range of interventions needed to cover the basic needs of population in displacement, danger or vulnerability condition.
- Sectors of intervention and Operational challenges – Field experience (L. Becca/R. Fernandez)
Learning objectives: Participants now have a better idea about sectors of interventions, with particular focus on Health, Nutrition and WASH, but also about their differences and integration.
- Simulation: “Health/Nutrition and WASH life-saving intervention” (L. Becca/R. Fernandez)
Learning objectives: Participants have knowledge about a specific intervention in the fields of health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene. They learnt what the main challenges are, what the basic needs are, how Intersos or other INGOs prepare for an intervention, and what they concretely do in the field.
- Security and Logistics (A. Martinotti/JM. Bulliard)
Learning objective: Participants are aware about the logistics constraints and security challenges while operating for humanitarian assistance or relief delivery. They have knowledge about the main tools to manage the security and the logistics aspects of an intervention. The get the sense of some approaches such as “stay and delivery”, “risk mitigation”, “contingency operational plans”.
- Security and Logistics – Field experience (Martina Amendola)
Learning objectives: Participants now have a better idea about the challenges humanitarian workers need to overcome to be able to deliver.
- Careers in Humanitarian work: “A successful story from an intern like you” (Martina Amendola)
Learning objective: The participants have a clear idea of what it means to live in an emergency context, how is the life in a Mission. How to picture out a career in Emergency Relief and how to start. What challenge they need to face and to win in order to become a professional humanitarian worker.
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|09:00||Introduction to Humanitarian principles and approaches
Speaker: Alda Cappelletti
Programmes Department Director
|Humanitarian system and actors
Speaker: Alda Cappelletti
Programmes Department Director
Speaker: Marcelo Garcia
Head of Emergency Unit
|Sectors of intervention and Operational challenges
Speaker: Alberto Livoni
|Security and Logistics
Speakers: Andrea Martinotti (Security Referent) & Jean-Marc Bulliard (E-Unit Logistics)
|11:00||COFFE BREAK||COFFE BREAK||COFFE BREAK||COFFE BREAK||COFFE BREAK|
Trainer: Letizia Becca & Richard Fernandez
|13:30||LUNCH BREAK||LUNCH BREAK||LUNCH BREAK||LUNCH BREAK||LUNCH BREAK|
|14:30||The Humanitarian context and its development
Guest: Gianni Rufini
Director General Amnesty International Italy
INTERSOS and its Vision and Mission:
Speaker: K. Moschochoritis
“Emergency coordination meeting at OCHA”
Trainer: F. Matarazzi
“Operations Start-Up in Refugee Camp”
Trainer: George Theodory
Protection Program Manager Jordan
|Simulation: “Health/Nutrition and WASH life-saving intervention”
Trainer: Letizia Becca & Richard Fernandez Medical Unit
|Careers in Humanitarian work: “A successful story from an intern like you”
Trainer: Martina Amendola
|18:30||End of the 1st Day||End of the 2nd Day||End of the 3rd Day||End of the 4th Day||End of the 5th Day|
Training Coordinator: Davide Berruti
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