Context: Management and Leadership Skills Development Jordan Round 2

Date: 13 Mar - 28 Jul 2016
Length: 138 days
Location: Amman, Jordan
Residential: Yes

ABOUT THE Course

Do you want to learn core humanitarian skills? Or are you a manager ready to help your staff to step up as leaders of humanitarian interventions?
 
Context is designed to help you, or your staff, to develop core humanitarian competencies and leadership skills in order to improve the quality of emergency response. Context focuses specifically on strengthening the national capacity to respond.   In 2015-17, RedR UK will be implementing the Context Programme in the Middle East and East Africa. Context is based on the Core Humanitarian Competencies Framework, and provides high-quality participative capacity building that is contextually relevant and delivered by highly skilled local RedR facilitators. Besides the Management and Leadership Programme described here, we also offer a 6 month course on the development of Core Humanitarian Skills.
 

MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

This is a nine-month inter-agency programme providing continued professional development to national agency middle/senior management staff, in their current roles. The programme examines key aspects of management and leadership in emergency situations. Key topics include implementing effective humanitarian response, inter-agency collaboration, communication skills, leadership skills, as well as professional development.
 
 
 

LEARNING METHODS 

The format of both learning programmes encourages participants to set targets and reflect on their progress, whilst “on the job,” as part of a coherent and high-quality staff development programme. Learning methods include:
 
  • Two face-to-face workshops (each four days)
  • Coaching (in collaboration with CHS Alliance)
  • Practical course work
  • Learning on the job
  • Self- directed learning
  • Group work
Staff members will be actively supported by their agency and line manager throughout the programme and will take ownership of their learning process. The programme offers a unique opportunity to share best practice and establish a common, high quality learning experience for humanitarian staff in different parts of the world.
 

ORGANISATIONAL AND STAFF BENEFIT 

Evidence from the 2011 pilot shows that Context’s two programmes provide participants with positive affirmation about their roles in humanitarian work, help them feel better prepared for the future, and better able to see their own role in a wider context.
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Existing staff in key team leader or management positions from all programme areas or disciplines are targeted. Participants would be middle to senior staff, who are likely to be called upon to manage some aspect of a small-medium scale emergency response. This programme examines key aspects of management and leadership in emergency situations.
 

TIME FRAME & LOCATION

This programme will be taking place in a location outside of Amman, Jordan between February 2016 and July 2016. The two face-to-face workshops will take place over the following dates:
 

Workshop Two

March 2016
Duration: 4 days
Date: 13-16 March

Workshop Three

July 2016
Duration: 4 days
Date: 25-28 July 
 

CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS TRAINING COSTS 

Organisations of the participants will be expected to make a contribution to the cost their staff participating in the programme, based on the following bands:
 
  Travel  Acommodation
Band A: National NGOs and government Pay for travel costs to and from the training location 100 JD Amount to cover the accommodation cost (Bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner for both workshops; each 4 nights). This is to be paid through RedR UK to ensure smooth logistical arrangements.
Band B:International NGOs and UN Pay for travel costs to and from the training location 300 JD Amount to cover the accommodation cost (Bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner for both workshops; each 4 nights). This is to be paid through RedR UK to ensure smooth logistical arrangements.
N.B. The course is offered at no charge. The only commitment required from partners is the logistical aspect including transportation and accommodation for the 2 workshops as shown in the table above.
 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for the Management and Leadership Programme, please download and complete the application form and return it to us at middle.east@redr.org.uk by 12th February 2016. 
 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

Context is an initiative of the START Network, and falls under START Build’s Talent Development Programme. Context is led by Oxfam GB with support of the UK Department for International Development’s Disasterand Emergencies Preparedness Programme.
 

 

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