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Gender and Sexuality: Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Wed, 12 May 2021 02:36:43 +0000

Organization: University for Peace
Start date: 14 Jun 2021
End date: 23 Jul 2021
Registration deadline: 13 Jun 2021

Gender and Sexuality: Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

2 credits / 6 weeks

14 Jun 2021 - 23 Jul 2021

Professor Uzma Rashid

We live in a world surrounded by individuals and communities with diverse ways of being. In order to understand the nature of these varieties of lived experiences around us, it is crucial to critically examine the ways in which they are rooted in systems of power. This course focuses on gender and sexuality as categories that are shaped by this power and inform the positions people occupy in a range of social contexts. It aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to perform an intersectional analysis of inequalities that those marginalized on the basis of their gender and sexuality face. Students will be facilitated in considering multiple categories like religion, race, ethnicity, class, and ability, in order to contextualize the meanings and manifestations of gender and sexuality. Case studies will be shared to apply the theoretical perspectives discussed throughout the course to analyze practical issues and to understand solutions to some of the complex challenges that gender and sexual marginalization poses.

Professor´s bio:

Assistant Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies Dr. Uzma Rashid currently serves as Assistant Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University for Peace, Costa Rica. Prior to joining UPEACE, she worked as Chair at the Department of Sociology, and Associate Dean for Research of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Rashid has done her PhD as a Fulbright scholar from the interdisciplinary Language, Literacy, and Culture program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA, and has extensive teaching and research experience in a variety of contexts. Her current research interests lie at the intersections of gender, religion, race, ethnicity, and class, in particular focusing on intersectionality and inclusivity in peacebuilding efforts.

How to register:

For registration: https://elearning.upeace.org/enrollment.cfm

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International Law Dimensions of Peace and Conflicts

Wed, 12 May 2021 02:35:53 +0000

Organization: University for Peace
Start date: 7 Jun 2021
End date: 6 Aug 2021
Registration deadline: 6 Jun 2021

International Law Dimensions of Peace and Conflicts

3credits/9weeks

7 Jun 2021 - 6 Aug 2021

Professor Mihir Kanade

This course introduces participants to the international law dimensions of peace and conflicts. It explores the international legal standards, both in treaty law and in customary international law, that underpin the prevention, management and resolution of inter-state and intra-state conflicts. The course adopts a diverse range of approaches to examine the rules, procedures, successes and failures of key international organizations, including the United Nations, as well as regional organizations, in responding to peace and conflict situations. Several case studies of actual policy responses, or lack thereof, will be explored in the course. Participants will also learn about the limits that international law places on States and non-state actors in peace and conflict situations, before moving into a critical discussion on the debates surrounding lack of enforcement of those standards in international law. Finally, the course will explore how international law intersects with other areas of inquiry related to peace and conflict studies, in order to promote multi-pronged responses to peace and conflict situations.

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Learn How to Coach Your Team and Transform Your Leadership Style

Wed, 12 May 2021 02:31:07 +0000

Organization: Aid for Aid Workers
Start date: 7 Jun 2021
End date: 16 Jul 2021
Registration deadline: 2 Jun 2021

Transform your leadership style from one of telling to one of empowering through the digital course "The Aid Worker's Guide to Successful Coaching 101."

By the end of this course you will understand how to have formal coaching conversations with your team that increase their performance, create more proactivity and give them confidence to achieve their professional goals. This course is designed by an aid worker with 12 years' experience in international development and covers the challenges that aid workers typically face when coaching a team - cultural differences, working in fast paced environments and so on.

This course is for supervisors who want to learn how to empower their teams to perform their best, and move away from the "telling" form of supervision. The course is six weeks so that you have enough time for practicing and gaining confidence in how to ask powerful questions, understand the structure of a coaching conversation and what needs to happen for a successful conversation.

This course is digital, and includes aid workers from all over the globe so you can meet and learn from others in different organizations. It is also designed to be as practical and flexible as possible for the busy aid worker, so you can immediately apply what you learn and benefit from it.

Here is an overview of the curriculum:

Level 1: Coaching 101Understanding When to Coach (Week One)

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

As Ben mentions, successful completion of anything requires proper preparation. We’ll start this level by providing four actions you can do to ensure you have time and incentive to complete this course successfully.

Once you’re set up for success we’ll begin with defining coaching and situations in which it is most effectively used to develop your team. You’ll learn four types of scenarios in aid work in which coaching can help advance your direct reports. Of these four, in this course we will focus on how to coach our reports around problem solving and professional development. Finally, you’ll learn ethical boundaries so you can coach with integrity.

Highlights:

  • Create a weekly course implementation plan based on your schedule so that you don’t fall off track during your coaching course journey.
  • Meet your accountability partner who will accelerate your coaching mastery through weekly meetings using the Accountability Partner Guidelines, as well as exchanging experiences and lessons to improve.
  • Understand the difference between coaching, consulting and counseling so you can avoid uncomfortable conversations from choosing the wrong one.
  • Discover four situations that are ideal for coaching in aid work so you know with confidence when to put on your coaching hat.
  • Understand ethics around coaching so you can keep your integrity and your report feels safe to share more deeply with you.
Level 2: Setting Yourself Up for Coaching Success (Week Two)Creating an Environment for Effective Coaching

“The important thing is that you have a strong foundation before you try to save the world or help other people.” - Richard Branson

Now that you know what coaching is and when to use it, we can start setting the foundation for a successful coaching session. After all, great coaching begins before you sit down for the conversation.

In this level you’ll understand how to design the perfect scenario for effective coaching and be given some tools to do so. You’ll also learn and apply best coaching practices with your team that will improve your communication and overcome some of those aid work related challenges.

Highlights:

  • Brainstorm your perfect scenario for an effective coaching conversation
  • Apply at least two coaching best practices with your team to improve your relationship and communication despite aid work related challenges
  • Practice powerful questioning using the Question Bank to encourage new ways for your reports to problem solve and advance professionally.
Level 3: The Coaching Conversation (Week Three, Four and Five)Moving Your Team from Good to Great

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” – Peter Drucker

Alright, now that we have learned how to create the perfect setting and some best practices, it’s time to start having coaching conversations for a more confident and high performing team!

Here you’ll be given a Roadmap which breaks the coaching conversation structure down step by step. You’ll start with learning how to determine what coaching goal to choose based on your report’s needs (and yours).

You’ll then learn the step by step path to help your report achieve the session goal by tailoring the conversation to their unique perspective and possible obstacles they may face. You’ll also learn how to listen for what is not being said in coaching, which also makes coaching in aid work effective.

By the end of the conversation you and your report will walk away with a clear way forward so they can confidently overcome a problem or advance professionally.

Highlights:

  • Practice using the Coaching Conversation Roadmap by coaching your Accountability Partner
  • Coach one of your reports with the step by step Coaching Conversation Roadmap
  • Understand how to pick the perfect coaching topic using the Establishing a Coaching Goal Guidelines.
  • Conclude your coaching session by completing the Coaching Action Plan with your report for clear and actionable steps to move them forward
  • Gain more insight into your coaching by recording the conversation for your accountability partner to provide feedback and vice versa
Level 4: Coaching Beyond the Course (Week Six)Become a Seasoned Coach

“You don’t have to be the victim of your environment. You can also be the architect of it.” – James Clear

After level three, you’re well on your way to becoming an effective coach! In this final level you’ll begin by looking at specific coaching challenges in aid work and how to overcome them.

To ensure sustainability after the course ends, you’ll spend some time with your team coming up with coaching goals, a schedule and other ways to make sure you continue your journey. This will include techniques designed by James Clear, known for the book Atomic Habits, that will make it easier for you to continue coaching your team.

Highlights:

  • Discuss possible future coaching challenges you may have with your direct reports and learn how to overcome them
  • Craft a sustainability plan using the Coaching Habit Form with your team so you continue using your skills beyond the course
  • Learn more tips on how to ensure coaching success moving forward
How to register:

To register using a credit or debit card you can visit the course webpage here and click on "Join June 7th Course". If you would like to register for multiple people or to pay by wire transfer, please contact Torrey - Torrey@aidforaidworkers.com .

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UPEACE - UNITAR Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy

Wed, 12 May 2021 02:29:32 +0000

Country: Costa Rica
Organizations: University for Peace, UN Institute for Training and Research
Start date: 23 Aug 2021
End date: 7 Jun 2022
Registration deadline: 30 May 2021

About the Programme

The Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy is an interdisciplinary and holistic programme that will not only broaden student’s knowledge in the field of development studies, sustainability and diplomacy but it will also equip them with the required soft skills for a successful international career in any of these areas of expertise. It is offered both online and face-to-face on the UPEACE campus in Costa Rica. During this programme, students will analyse the different dimensions of development including, environmental, social, economic and human dimensions as well as the theory and practice of diplomacy in the 21st century. Students will also attend skills development sessions that are designed to support their professional career and employability. Careers in this field can be very broad. Prospective employers include governments, international organizations, development agencies, academia and the private sector.

Who is it for?

The programme is designed for graduate students, diplomats, government officers, NGO representatives, international civil servants or private sector specialists willing to strengthen their knowledge in development studies, sustainability, international affairs management and diplomacy.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the programme, students should:

  • Have a deep understanding on the theory and practice of development studies, international cooperation and sustainable development.
  • Be able to evaluate the different dimensions of development.
  • Have a deep understanding of the theory and practice of diplomacy.
  • Be able to appraise the nexus between diplomacy, the UN System and contemporary challenges.
  • Be able to apply key soft skills in an international working environment.

Optional Field Trip to Geneva and the Hague

Each year, UNITAR will organize an optional 5-day field trip to Geneva (Switzerland) and The Hague (Netherlands) for the students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy and the Certificate in International Development Studies and Diplomacy.

During this activity, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the very heart of diplomacy, visit different international organizations and network with other diplomats, personnel of permanent missions accredited to the UN, civil servants of international organizations and civil society representatives.

Students will spend 3 days in Geneva and 2 days in The Hague.

The fee of the five-day field trip is 1,500 USD. The fee does not include travel, accommodation, food or visa expenses.

The optional field visit will take place every Summer. The exact dates will be agreed in conjunction with UPEACE depending on the availability of UNITAR’s experts.

How to register:

Kindly note the following dates:

Deadlines: 30 May 2021 (Hybrid) - 10 August 2021 (Online)

Starting dates: 23 August 2021 (Hybrid) - 06 September 2021 (Online)

Application to the hybrid programme can be submitted here.

Application to the online programme can be submitted here.

For any further information, please visit the programme website, or contact admissions@upeace.org.

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UPEACE - UNITAR M.A. in International Law And Diplomacy

Wed, 12 May 2021 02:28:20 +0000

Country: Costa Rica
Organizations: University for Peace, UN Institute for Training and Research
Start date: 23 Aug 2021
End date: 1 May 2023
Registration deadline: 30 May 2021

About the Programme

The Master of Arts in International Law and Diplomacy (online and hybrid formats) is a two-year graduate programme permitting students to specialize in the interface between international law and diplomacy. It will not only broaden student’s knowledge in the field of international law and its various foundational dimensions but will also equip them with knowledge and skills to work in the field of diplomacy and related international careers.

During this programme, students will analyze the different dimensions of international law including those related to law-making, armed conflicts, human rights, economic relations, territorial and maritime disputes, environmental disputes as well as those related to the theory and practice of diplomacy in the 21st century including dispute settlement and conflict resolution. Students will also attend skills development sessions that are designed to support their professional careers and employability.

Who is it for?

The programme is designed for graduate students, diplomats, government officers, NGO representatives, international civil servants or private law practitioners willing to strengthen their knowledge in international law, dispute settlement, international affairs management and diplomacy.

Outstanding Benefits

This unique programme, backed by the United Nations, is designed to give students a first-hand experience in the field of international law, international affairs and diplomacy.

  • Learn from highly experienced experts
  • Field trip to the birthplace of the UN and the heart of international law
  • Benefit from an interdisciplinary approach
  • Flexible learning methods with diversity of optional courses
  • Broad employment perspectives

Learning Objectives

At the end of the programme, students should:

  • Have a deep understanding of the theory and practice of international law;
  • Be able to participate in different processes of law making, implementing and enforcement in promoting the rule of law at different levels, especially regional and international;
  • Have a deep understanding of the theory and practice of diplomacy;
  • Be able to appraise the nexus between international law, diplomacy, the UN System and current contemporary challenges;
  • Be able to apply key soft skills in an international working environment.

Format

The Master of Arts in International Law and Diplomacy (hybrid) will be implemented partly on-campus at UPEACE in San Jose, Costa Rica (first semester) and online (second, third and fourth semesters). All online courses will be hosted on UPEACE’s Virtual Learning Environment.

The Master of Arts in International Law and Diplomacy (online) will be implemented online. All subjects will be hosted on UPEACE’s Virtual Learning Environment.

Students can also enroll in any of the individual courses offered by the Online Programmes. Students enrolling in and successfully completing individual courses for credits will obtain a certificate of completion and upon request, an academic transcript. Students enrolling in and successfully completing individual courses without credits will obtain a certificate of completion.

Field Visit to Geneva and the Hague

During this activity, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the very heart of diplomacy, visit different international organizations and network with other diplomats, personnel of permanent missions accredited to the UN, civil servants of international organizations and civil society representatives.

Students will spend 3 days in Geneva (Switzerland) and 2 days in The Hague (Netherlands). The fee of the five-day field trip is $1,500. The fee does not include travel, accommodation, food or visa expenses.

Kindly note the following dates:

Deadlines: 30 May 2021 (Hybrid) - 15 June 2021 (Online)

Starting dates: 23 August 2021 (Hybrid) - 05 July 2021 (Online)

How to register:

In order to be considered for admission to the programme, applicants need to provide the following documents:

  • English Proficiency Test Scores Report (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official Undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree) Transcripts and Degree Certificate
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Copy of Passport

Application to the hybrid programme can be submitted here.

Application to the online programme can be submitted here.

For any further information, please visit the programme website, or contact admissions@upeace.org.

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The Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Competency Framework and its tools

Tue, 11 May 2021 07:37:47 +0000

Organization: The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
Start date: 8 Jun 2021
End date: 8 Jun 2021
Registration deadline: 30 May 2021

Course description:

The L&D Working Group of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action launched a revised version of the Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Competency Framework in 2020. More recently a number of tools have been developed to accompany the framework, specifically:

  • a tool to design a competency-based job description using the framework;
  • a tool to develop competency-based interviews using the framework;
  • a tool for self-evaluation and manager’s evaluation of competence, based on the framework

To ensure an effective use of the framework and these tools, the L&D Working group is aiming to deliver a number of remotely facilitated training sessions, providing a comprehensive overview of the framework, its structure, and use of the accompanying tools.

Course objectives. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the structure and purpose of the CPHA Competency Framework
  • Demonstrate how to use the CPHA Competency Framework to design a job description
  • Describe how to develop a competency-based interview using the CPHA Competency Framework
  • Describe how to use the CPHA Competency Framework as a tool for their own professional development evaluation and planning
  • Describe how to use the CPHA Competency Framework as a manager to conduct performance reviews.

Course methodology and agenda:

The course comprises one live session of about 4 hours, which will be delivered remotely (via Zoom) on June 8th at 15:00 CET. Participants are required to have read the CPHA competency framework ahead of the training session.

Target audience:

CPHA practitioners and HR practitioners who have responsibilities in designing job descriptions, conducting interviews, evaluating team members performance.

How to register:

Registration

The course is available to a maximum of 16 participants, selected on a first come first served basis. The course is entirely free. To register please complete this short form with your contact details and motivational statement.

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Delivering Training Remotely

Tue, 11 May 2021 07:36:15 +0000

Organization: The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
Start date: 24 May 2021
End date: 14 Jun 2021
Registration deadline: 16 May 2021

Course description:

The L&D Working Group of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action has developed a training experience to help prepare facilitators to deliver training remotely. Opportunities to deliver trainings face-to-face currently remain limited, and the Alliance would like to contribute to strengthening CPHA practitioners’ capacity to continue the learning and development journey of their teams as this is critical while the pandemic continues to unfold.

Course objectives. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify good practice for remotely-facilitated training
  • Design activities for remote delivery
  • Demonstrate how to deliver interactive activities remotely
  • Reflect on the roles and technology required for remote training

Course methodology and agenda:

The course comprises four live (remotely-facilitated) sessions and two pieces of self-paced learning to be completed by participants outside of the live sessions. Live sessions will take place on: Monday May 24th 16:00 CET, Monday May 31st 16:00 CET, Monday June 7th, 16:00 CET and Monday June 14th at 16:00 CET.

Target audience:

CPHA practitioners with experience facilitating face-to-face training events, but are now required to deliver content remotely. Preferably for this iteration participants are expected to have previously attended a Training of Trainers addressing training skills and adult learning theory.

How to register:

Registration: The course is available to a maximum of 16 participants. The course is entirely free. To register please complete this short form with your contact details and a motivational statement.

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Fundamentals Data Protection Trainings in French

Tue, 11 May 2021 03:53:26 +0000

Organization: Relief Applications
Start date: 27 May 2021
End date: 27 May 2021
Registration deadline: 27 May 2021

ARE YOU AWARE THAT...

Every 39 seconds there's a successful cyberattack

95% of breaches are caused by human error

43% of those are targeted towards small businesses

This means that almost all data breaches can be prevented by having the awareness and the right tools under your belt!

We prepared this course specifically for non-technical people who are not aware of the easy steps everyone can take to be better protected online.

The training takes just 1.5 hours and it will help you understand what the most common digital privacy risks are, how to recognise them, and how to protect yourself and your data.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Humanitarian / Development / Social Economy workers or anyone interested in the topics.

No technical skills required!

WHAT YOU WILL GET

The basis of Data Protection

  • What is data protection?

  • Overview of the main areas: data anonymisation, minimisation etc.

  • Good practices

  • What to do next?

A badge

  • When you complete the course you are awarded a DP4G Certificate/Badge.

METHODOLOGY

    • 1.30 hours of interactive online presentation and training
    • IT and Data Protection experts will deliver the training and you will virtually exchange with people from all over the world

    • Group and individual exercises

    • Knowledge checks

GET ONBOARD!

  • 10 is the maximum number of participants per training

NEED MORE INFORMATION ?

Please contact us at contact@reliefapplications.org!

In case you are an organisation and you are interested in a tailor-made training for your team, please do not hesitate to write us. We will be happy to talk to you!

How to register:

You only need to choose the date and language of the training you wish to attend and fill in a form with your contact information: https://www.dp4g.org/calendar

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UNITAR Executive Summer Programme on Innovations in Science Diplomacy

Tue, 11 May 2021 03:44:56 +0000

Organization: UN Institute for Training and Research
Start date: 21 Jun 2021
End date: 2 Jul 2021
Registration deadline: 30 May 2021

Introduction

UNITAR's Executive Summer Programme on Innovations in Science Diplomacy will triangulate education, research and leadership. It will aim to educate the next generation of leaders in the field of science diplomacy and technology; facilitate research with questions and data that generate actions with evidence and options that contribute to informed decision-making; and provide leadership with science-diplomacy networks that build common interests across our globally-interconnected civilization.

This Programme was initiated by the Science Diplomacy Center and is run in collaboration with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (PON), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston), Boston University (BU), the Science Diplomacy Center and swissnex Boston.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the Programme, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between science diplomacy theory and practice;
  • Apply negotiation skills with common-interest building and conflict resolution as complementary approaches;
  • Develop effective communication skills, including policy-memo writing and interview-response speaking;
  • Integrate evidence and options that contribute to informed decision-making with governance mechanisms and built infrastructure as well as their coupling for sustainability and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Contribute as a ‘science diplomat’ with balance for the benefit of all at local-global and global-local levels.

Methodology

The Executive Summer Program will be offered through interactive online workshops (e-workshops).

The material presented during the Programme will be interactive and assignments will be given for participants to further advance their knowledge.

All participants will take part in highly interactive exercises in order to further enhance the participants’ understanding of each topic.

In addition, participants will also have access to UNITAR's Virtual Learning Environment where they will be able to access the training material and other wealth of information. Course materials will include:

  • Readings
  • Powerpoints
  • Simulations
  • Games
  • Test-yourself gauges for readings

Trainers

The resource persons/trainers are experts in the field of science diplomacy and technology coming from both academic and policy circles.

  • Professor Paul Berkman, Associated Fellow, UNITAR / Faculty Associate, Program on Negotiation (PON) at the Harvard Law School / Associate Director of Science Diplomacy, Harvard-MIT Public Disputes Program
  • Professor Larry Susskind, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Professor Maria Ivanova and Dean David W. Cash, University of Massachusetts (UMass) - John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
  • Professor Dean Adil Najam, Boston University (BU) -Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
  • Mr. Jonas Brunschwig, Swissnex Boston.

Targeted Audience

The programme is open to diplomats, staff of governmental and non-governmental organizations, students, researchers, academics, business representatives wishing to tackle complex challenges related to science and technology, as well as other interested individuals

Admission criteria

Students must have completed a Bachelor's degree and be proficient in English (both oral and written). Students must have a minimum of two years of work experience.

Certification

At the end of the Executive Summer Programme on Innovations in Science Diplomacy, successful participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Certificates will be awarded and signed by UNITAR and faculty from the Program on Negotiation (PON) at the Harvard Law School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston), Boston University (BU), swissnex Boston and the Science Diplomacy Center.

How to register:

Interested candidates can register at:

https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog/unitar-executive-summer-programm...

For more information, please consult the UNITAR Multilateral Diplomacy Programme website or contact mdp-elearning@unitar.org

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Certificate in Advanced Studies: Quality Management of Humanitarian Projects

Tue, 11 May 2021 03:37:18 +0000

Organization: Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
Start date: 10 Jan 2022
End date: 1 Apr 2022
Registration deadline: 31 Oct 2021

Situational intelligence at the service of quality

This certificate addresses the dynamics and components that guarantee the quality management of adapted projects and cohesive teams. It integrates fundamental principles such as inclusion and diversity, do no harm, accountability and participation into processes, methods and tools of project and people management.

Objectives

At the end of the CAS, participants will be able to apply a qualitative framework in order to manage projects and teams in line with local and international prerogatives.

More specifically, following the Result-Based Management approach and taking into account ethical concerns, specificities of contexts and organisations’ mandate, you will be able to:

  • Manage people according to the key principles of leadership for diversity, inclusion and duty of care
  • Design and implement inclusive and coordinated humanitarian projects
    • Analyse humanitarian contexts
    • Assess needs and capacities of local population
    • Plan and program responses
    • Monitor and evaluate progress and results
  • Critically review existing projects and people management practices

A printable “**Course-at-a-glance**” with a more detailed course schedule is available here.

Format

Online (combination of self-study and live sessions)

Live sessions

All live sessions are in group and mandatory – Usually from 13h00 to 15h30 (CEST)

Depending on the module, there will be 2 to 5 live sessions per week

Structure

Around 250 hours of work including:

  • E-learning courses (self-study)
  • Live sessions
  • Individual and group work: readings, videos, pool-surveys, self-tests, case study, reflexive analysis, forum discussions, etc.

Workload

  • 5 weeks
  • 20 hours workload per week

Course content

  • Module 1: Humane leadership and People management (10 – 25 January 2022)
  • Module 2: Analysing humanitarian contexts: Vulnerability and resilience (26 January – 04 February)
  • Module 3: Safety and security: Piloting risks (07 – 11 February)
  • Assignment 1: 14-16 February
  • Module 4: Assessing needs and capacities (17-25 February)
  • Module 5: Planning projects and their monitoring systems (28 February – 11 March)
  • Module 6: Programming resources and implementing interventions (14 – 23 March)
  • Assignment 2: 24-25 March
  • Module 7: Monitoring and evaluation (28 – 31 March)
  • Closure and Final assignment (01 – 08 April)
How to register:

Candidates need to apply via the Centre's application platform. All information can be found at https://humanitarianstudies.ch/application/.

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Free Webinar: “A guide to choosing survey sample sizes for M&E practitioners”

Mon, 10 May 2021 07:59:19 +0000

Organization: BeDataDriven
Start date: 27 May 2021
End date: 27 May 2021
Registration deadline: 27 May 2021

This Webinar is a one-hour session ideal for Monitoring and Evaluation professionals who are interested in learning more about choosing samples for their surveys and don’t know where to start. Some of the key points we will discuss are:

  • Baseline surveys
  • Mid term/final evaluations
  • Oversampling for groups of specific interest
  • Taking into consideration the costs of stratified and cluster sampling
  • Understanding sampling and non-sampling error
  • Introduction to using confidence intervals in the analysis

There will also be a Q&A session.

The content will be particularly useful to M&E practitioners who are responsible for designing surveys and data collection tools for programmes and projects in their organization and who wish to understand better sample sizes, sample calculators and what to keep in mind when choosing a sample size.

The Webinar will take place online on May 27th, 15:00 CEST and will be in English. Feel free to share the Webinar with your colleagues, bring your questions and register in time at https://www.activityinfo.org/about/webinars/2021-05-27-a-guide-to-choosing.... Please note that there are limited seats.

About ActivityInfo

ActivityInfo is an information management software that can be used for monitoring and evaluation, case management, inter-agency coordination, in multiple settings. It is ideal for collaboration on data collection and reporting and works online and offline. Since 2009, ActivityInfo facilitates team and partners coordination for hundreds of organizations worldwide. ActivityInfo is optimized for reporting on activities which are geographically dispersed and implemented by multiple partner organizations. Originally developed for UNICEF’s emergency program in eastern DRC, ActivityInfo is a service provided by BeDataDriven, a company based in The Hague, Netherlands. Learn more at ActivityInfo.org

How to register:

Registration is free and can be done at https://www.activityinfo.org/about/webinars/2021-05-27-a-guide-to-choosing.... Once registered, you will receive the link to the Webinar in the email you provided. Please note that the webinars are recorded and shared publicly.

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Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Digitally Connected Learning (UN-CMCoord DCL)

Mon, 10 May 2021 01:45:21 +0000

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Start date: 7 Jun 2021
End date: 16 Jul 2021
Registration deadline: 24 May 2021

We kindly invite to apply for our Digitally Connected Learning on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord DCL). The virtual event will be held from 7 June to 16 July 2021. It comprises 5-6 hours of mandatory individual/group work per week over a period of six weeks. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certificate equal to the residential UN-CMCoord course. Graduates will be considered for future UN-CMCoord
training events.

Please apply for the online event after discussing with your office. The programme is designed to invest and develop capacity in humanitarian civil-military coordination and achieve one or several of the following goals:

  1. Develop a comprehensive knowledge base on UN-CMCoord and related concepts to apply guidance, tools and policies in field operations.
    1. Utilize UN-CMCoord concepts to advance collaboration between humanitarian and peace & security partners.
    2. Troubleshoot day-to-day challenges to sustain effective coordination with UN-CMCoord stakeholders.
    3. Enhance the joint effort of OCHA’s Civil-Military Coordination Service and its partners to sustain dialogue between humanitarians and armed actors for a principled humanitarian response, in support of humanitarian access and protection outcomes.
    4. Join the community of UN-CMCoord graduates to practice UN-CMCoord through continuous self-development and peer-learning.

Participants will work on a specific case of their choice related to civil-military interaction. They will share context, comment on other participants’ contributions, and work in small teams to solve particular tasks. The methodology requires a stable internet connection. We estimate that successful graduation from the course will require 5-6 hours of
dedicated work per week. The accompanying document provides a weekly overview of the programme.

How to register:

Please complete the online application form at

https://vosocc.unocha.org/Reg/srvy472_UN-CMCoord_DCL3.html

before 24 May. We will pre-select 30 applicants with diverse backgrounds. From 26 May to 2 June, course managers will interview short-listed applicants and ask for a signed letter of commitment. For further information or support with the application process, please contact Ms.
Anne-Sophie Allègre (allegre@un.org).

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Call for Application “Strengthen Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law for Syrians”

Mon, 10 May 2021 01:42:26 +0000

Organization: Beit Al Karma Consulting
Start date: 20 May 2021
End date: 20 May 2021
Registration deadline: 19 May 2021

DARPE platform has the pleasure of inviting non-profit and for profit organizations, development consulting firms and individuals for a learning and networking webinar discussing the US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) latest open call for application to strengthen democracy, human rights, and the rule of law for Syrians. The deadline for submitting a proposal is 22 June 2021

By attending the webinar You will get the chance to have a deeper understanding of the call for application objectives, approaches and delivery mechanisms. You will also have the chance to meet other organizations and professionals interested in bidding on the same opportunity or on other future opportunities.

The RFP will be sent to those who are interested in attend before the event.

How to register:

visit us at: https://darpe.me/darpe_event/networking-event-the-u-s-department-of-state-...

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Webinar - Trial, error and success: Learning from twenty years of voucher interventions for agriculture in Mozambique

Mon, 10 May 2021 01:40:31 +0000

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Start date: 18 May 2021
End date: 18 May 2021
Registration deadline: 18 May 2021

The webinar will look at the past and present experiences from Mozambique, where the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been implementing voucher interventions over the past 20 years. The event will provide an opportunity to discuss issues as diverse as food security, market development, dissemination of new seed varieties and FAO technological innovation, and will also allow our speakers to reflect on the way forward. Join us to find out more about what FAO has been learning in Mozambique throughout the years.

Click here to register

Speakers:

  • Alberto di Grazia, Agricultural Officer (Cash and Vouchers), FAO Mozambique
  • Simone Alzari, Management Information System (MIS) Unit Coordinator, Office of Emergencies and Resilience, FAO
  • Shawn McGuire, Agricultural Officer (Seed Security), FAO

Moderator:

  • David Calef, Cash Transfer Programming Expert, Office of Emergencies and Resilience, FAO

This webinar is organised with support from the European Union.

How to register:

https://fao.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsfumqrjopHdFUY798yhx3UPxIoucifyfP%...

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European and international human rights standards in disaster settings

Mon, 10 May 2021 01:39:35 +0000

Country: Italy
Organization: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Start date: 4 Oct 2021
End date: 8 Oct 2021
Registration deadline: 9 Sep 2021

The course is intended for graduate and post-graduate students, research fellows and other academics, practitioners working on disaster-management issues for national and international organizations, NGOs and other actors active in the area (e.g. IFRC, national Red Cross Societies, etc.).

Over the last years, the impact of natural and technological disasters has been constantly on the rise, both within and outside the EU. Looking at this phenomenon through a legal lens, it is widely acknowledged that disasters heavily impact on the rights of the affected communities. At the same time, humanitarian organizations insist that human rights principles should be integrated into disaster management policies in order to strengthen prevention, response, and recovery efforts, while increasing the protection of the affected individuals and communities. However, the real impact of human rights standards on disaster prevention and response has been insufficiently explored so far. Efforts to disseminate human rights standards applicable in disaster settings have been limited, including in Europe. The intensive course on European and International Human Rights Standards in Disaster Settings (EIHRSDS) aims at addressing these gaps.

Training objectives:

• Provide participants with a sound knowledge of the legal frameworks pertaining to disaster management activities and the role of human rights in the prevention and response to natural and technological disasters;

• Raise awareness on the crucial role of human rights in disaster settings, and therefore favour a more human-rights sensitive approach to disaster management;

• Engage participants in exchanges of ideas and experiences so as to foster academic and professional cooperation among all those involved.

Activities:

The teaching methodology will be characterized by a combination of frontal lecturing and more interactive training techniques (simulation exercises, case study solving, etc.).

Participants will have access to on-line resources ahead of the sessions, so as to favour their active participation during classes and improve the learning experience.

Certificate:

At the end of the Course the Sant’Anna School will issue a certificate of attendance to participants who have attended at least 80% of classes, with value to the extent permitted by law. For participants passing the final test the certificate will also include the number of ECTS credits obtained.

How to register:

Applicants shall apply at the following link: www.santannapisa.it/HR&Disasters/ where you will find also more information about the Course.

Two rounds of selection are foreseen.

The application deadline for the first round of selection is set on 12th July 2021, while the application deadline for the second round is 9th September 2021.

Prospective applicants must submit the following documentation, in electronic format, attached to the application:

  • an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (please, mention explicitly to which category you belong, i.e. Graduate students, PhD, or Professionals);

  • an Academic transcript/transcript of all records of the BA (or equivalent);

  • a motivational statement.

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Health systems through crisis and recovery

Mon, 10 May 2021 01:36:30 +0000

Country: Italy
Organization: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Start date: 6 Sep 2021
End date: 17 Sep 2021
Registration deadline: 19 Jul 2021

Millions of people do not have access to health care, because health systems in many countries are either non-existent or dramatically failing. Most of them live in areas chronically affected by violent conflict or slowly re-emerging from it.

The volatility and complexity of conflict and post-conflict contexts pose daunting challenges to health workers – both national and international – who are called to rehabilitate derelict health structures. Lack of properly prepared professionals in this field has often resulted in reconstruction efforts characterized by weak analysis, little understanding, inadequate planning and poor implementation. This training programme intends to alleviate this gap.

The Course, held for the first time in 2005, has evolved substantially since then. It is actively kept in progress, by constantly updating its contents, introducing new study topics and materials, and inviting new experienced lecturers. The Course programme maintains a degree of flexibility to discuss in detail topics of particular interest to participants.

Training objectives:

• Introduce and engage participants in a critical analysis of conflict-ridden contexts and of the health services available in this kind of scenarios;

• Analyse and reflect upon the challenges and difficulties faced in producing and supplying health services in countries experiencing a conflict or recovering from one;

• Identify and discuss the main features and distortions of health services during chronic conflicts or recovery processes;

• Introduce participants to reconstruction processes, to the main challenges they pose and to the opportunities they provide to correct long-standing distortions and create health systems that are more efficient and fair;

• Introduce participants to the existing literature in these areas and stimulate their interest in conducting

further research.

How to register:

Info and application: https://www.santannapisa.it/it/formazione/health-systems-through-crisis-an...

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Fundraising from US Foundations

Mon, 10 May 2021 01:28:28 +0000

Organization: Philantropia
Start date: 31 May 2021
End date: 31 May 2021
Registration deadline: 28 May 2021

Are you a fundraiser who is looking for ways to diversify funding sources? Do you want to tap into US foundations that you have not taken advantage of until now?

Then this course is just right for you!

Learn how to raise funds from US Foundations!

The USA is the most philanthropic country in the world and can be one of the most rewarding markets for fundraising. The nearly 150,000 foundations in the United States provided almost US$75.69 billion in 2019—a 2.5% increase from 2018. About 25% of this amount is allocated for international causes, of which almost half finds its way to NGOs in other countries.

Despite the recent economic difficulties due to the global pandemic and the heavy competition for US foundation dollars, there are significant opportunities for well-prepared NGOs to raise significant money with the right approach, amount of resources, and investment of time.

In this online certificate course, you will learn:

  • The US Funding Landscape
  • Why would US Foundations give to NGOs outside the US?
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Finding Funders
  • What ways should you research prospective US Foundations?
  • Strategy for Successful Application
  • Letter of Inquiry-Tips and Tricks
  • Proposal – Do’s and Don’ts
  • Budget – Do’s & Don’ts
  • What should you do first if rejected?
  • What should you do first if accepted?

In this course, you will get all the information you need to start researching US foundations and network with them. In an hour-long webinar, our instructor Erik Detiger will share his best tips from more than 20 years of experience with you. Furthermore, you will get:

  • US Foundation Centers and Databases
  • Template for your donor research
  • A copy of the e-book “The NGO Guide to Proposal Writing”
How to register:

Click here to register.

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Pre hospital trauma life support course

Fri, 07 May 2021 03:22:01 +0000

Country: Kenya
Organization: Kenya Red Cross
Start date: 16 Jun 2021
End date: 18 Jun 2021
Registration deadline: 14 May 2021

Introduction

The course is designed to provide pre-hospital care workers with specific knowledge related to the pre-hospital assessment and care of the trauma patient.

Target Group

The target group includes Hospital and pre-hospital care workers.

Methodology

i) Mini lectures

ii) Small group discussions

iii) Case studies

v) Presentations

vi) Demonstrations/Practicum

How to register:

Email:info@krcti.ac.ke/training@redcross.or.ke

Tel: +254 705 464 722/ + 254 787 889 533

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IMAS EOD Level 3 Course

Fri, 07 May 2021 03:18:51 +0000

Country: Serbia
Organizations: PCM Group, Mine Action & Training Kosovo
Start date: 5 Sep 2021
End date: 24 Sep 2021
Registration deadline: 5 Aug 2021

This course is for those who are IMAS EOD Level 2 qualified and wish to enhance their competency and have a better understanding and more in depth knowledge on being a demining site manager, IMSMA reporting, larger scale demolitions and other aspects of Humanitarian Mine Action.

On successful completion of the course, you will have acquired the requisite knowledge, skills & attitude necessary to be a demining site manager, perform the duties & tasks of an IMAS EOD level 3 operator. You will be able to plan, manage and conduct Battle Area Clearance (BAC) and demining operations in accordance with International Mine Action Standards (IMAS).

We assist our students obtain their Kosovar visa if they need a visa to enter Kosovo.

How to register:

To register please visit our website www.pcm-erw.com , send us an email to info@pcm-erw.com or contact us via Skype at PCM ERW

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MSc in Freshwater Quality Monitoring and Assessment

Fri, 07 May 2021 03:14:11 +0000

Organization: UN Environment Programme
Start date: 13 Sep 2021
End date: 19 Aug 2024
Registration deadline: 30 Jun 2021

The MSc in Freshwater Quality Monitoring and Assessment will provide existing or future water professionals with the necessary knowledge to design and implement freshwater quality monitoring programmes and to assess water quality. The programme is offered in a part-time, online format that facilitates study in your own time. It will be useful to those already working in the water sector, including government agencies, and to staff in higher-level education institutes who wish to gain a specialized postgraduate qualification in surface and groundwater monitoring, quality assurance and control, and data analysis and presentation. Rivers, lakes and groundwaters are covered in detail and there is an option to study biological and ecological methods, the use of particulate material in monitoring and to take part in a field module during the second year of the programme. The final year of the programme comprises an individual research project and a written dissertation.

Modules

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to: outline the steps involved in designing a monitoring programme and the different factors that must be considered in each step of the design; identify appropriate monitoring approaches in relation to monitoring objectives; select suitable methods for use in the field and laboratory and perform sampling and analytical procedures; produce a quality assurance plan for a monitoring programme; analyze monitoring data using a range of graphical, statistical and GIS-based approaches and write a water quality assessment report suitable for technical and non-technical audiences.

Year 1: Core Modules (30 credits)

  • EV6001: Monitoring Programme Design for Freshwater Bodies;
  • EV6002: Quality Assurance in Water Quality Monitoring Programmes;
  • EV6003: Data Handling and Presentation for Water Quality Monitoring Programmes.

Year 2: Specialised Modules (30 credits)

Two compulsory modules:

  • EV6005: Monitoring and Assessment of surface waters.
  • EV6007: Monitoring and Assessment of groundwater

And any two of the following:

  • EV6004: Water Quality Monitoring in the Field (field course abroad or in Ireland)
  • EV6008: Water Quality Monitoring using Biological and Ecological Methods;
  • EV6009:Water Quality Monitoring with Particulate Material;

Year 3: Dissertation (30 credits)

  • EV6010: Dissertation in Freshwater Quality Monitoring and Assessment.
How to register:

You can apply online at the online application portal. Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a non-refundable €50 application fee.

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