Field Logistics in Emergencies (with credit-rated option)


Field Logistics in Emergencies (with credit-rated option)

Logistics activities account for a very large proportion of the costs involved in a disaster relief operation. Logisticians explore ways of minimising costs while maximising the impact of aid in order to ensure effective humanitarian response. This course aims to help you develop the competencies needed to manage field logistics in a humanitarian context.

Field Logistics in Emergencies is a highly participatory course, with group exercises and theory based sessions. You will experience what it is like to be at the centre of an emergency response in a challenging simulation which will test your knowledge and understanding of what a Field Logistician does.

This RedR course has been approved by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) and the HELP Forum. It will be run at the Medecins Sans Frontiers training space in Brussels, allowing for additional hands-on activities and learning opportunities.

What does the course cover?

  • Logistics and the emergency environment

  • Logistics needs assessments

  • Humanitarian supply chain management

  • Warehousing, inventory control and asset management

  • Transportation, distribution, and fleet management

  • Power generation

  • Security risk management, security strategies, and risk, threat, and vulnerability

  • Communication and technology

  • Staff and financial management


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the role and responsibilities of a logistician in a humanitarian programme

  • Identify key procedures and documentation required to establish effective and accountable logistics services and infrastructure

  • Identify the key principles and components of humanitarian supply chain management and procurement

  • Plan an effective process for warehousing, inventory control and distribution of commodities to beneficiaries

  • Plan and manage an effective asset management process

  • Define the principles of fleet and vehicle management

  • Explain the basic principles, advantage and limitations of key radio and satellite communication systems and describe how these are managed in the field

  • Identify key human resources issues facing a logistician in recruiting and managing a logistics team

  • Describe the basic principles of financial administration, budgeting and cost control in accordance with donor regulations


How much does the course cost?

Standard Individual - £721.00

Standard Organisation  - £1211.00


Refer a Friend:

You and a friend/colleague each receive 25% off your course fee, when booking on the same course*

*applies only to certain courses including Field Logisitics in Emergencies

*event ticket is non-refundable in the event of cancellation or non-attendance.

* for more information please email training@redr.org.uk



Receive 10% off the course fee when booking at least 1 month before the start of the course.*

*applies to both individual and organisational tickets



RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organisation, regardless of size. There are 2 Scholarship places available on all UK-run courses, which cover the full course fee cost.

For more information including required criteria and how to apply, please visit our website or email training@redr.org.uk.


Group Bookings:

For organisations looking to book 3 or more participants onto the same course, RedR can offer flexible fee options. Please email training@redr.org.uk for more information.


The Credit-Rated Assessment:

This course has an optional credit-rated assessment component. Only those who have paid the additional credit-rated fee BEFORE the course and completed the post-course assignment will receive the Oxford Brookes certificate. You can pay the fee at any point prior to the course start.  You’ll have 3 months after the course to complete the assignment. Find out more about the Oxford Brookes certificate and other RedR UK accreditation and certification options here.

Credit-Rated Fee: 

Individual - £274 

Organisation - £347 


Who should attend?

The course is appropriate for: potential or new field logisticians and experienced humanitarian staff interested in gaining a deeper knowledge of logistics ‘on the ground’; individuals in commercial or private sector logistics roles interested in transitioning to a humanitarian role; generalist aid workers who want to transition into a logistical role; managers or staff from other areas in humanitarian response, such as finance, technical work, or programme management, whose work brings them into contact with logistics and want to better understand it.

People who are new to the humanitarian or logistics sectors are welcome to attend the course, but some theoretical humanitarian knowledge is presumed. Practical humanitarian experience is not required for the course.


Any questions? Check out our FAQs here and our T&Cs here.

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact training@redr.org.uk.

In case of any complaints, please email complaints@redr.org.uk 

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email training@redr.org.uk or phone 0207 840 6000 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.

Course Overview

Course Length
5 Days
£649.00 - £1211.00
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