Essentials of Humanitarian Practice(With credit-rated option) (Beirut)


Essentials of Humanitarian Practice(With credit-rated option) (Beirut)

Improve the quality and professionalism of humanitarian action by deepening understanding of the modern humanitarian context.

The overall aim of the course is to improve the quality and professionalism of humanitarian action by deepening understanding of the modern humanitarian context, fundamentals and practical realities.


  • Humanitarian Landscape/Lessons from the past
  • People, Power and Vulnerability
  • Working in Humanitarian Teams
  • National Context & Disaster Management
  • International Humanitarianism & Law
  • Coordination Structures and International Coordination Systems
  • Participation and Accountability
  • Cash & Livelihoods
  • Humanitarian Standards
  • Food Security & Nutrition
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Emergencies (WASH)
  • Ethics & Decision Making
  • Protection Programming
  • Logistics & Telecommunications
  • Education in Humanitarian Action
  • Health in Humanitarian Action
  • Quality Humanitarian Programming
  • Emergency Needs Assessment
  • Media & Communications


This course has an optional credit-rated assessment component which will earn you Master's Level university credit through Oxford Brookes Univeristy. 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.


This course is suitable for people with a range of different backgrounds and levels of humanitarian experience. This includes future humanitarians wanting to understand more about working in international disasters and humanitarian emergencies, and to see if this sector is right for them. EHP is also designed for experienced technical specialists currently working in humanitarian or development contexts who want to deepen their understanding of humanitarian foundations, context, coordination mechanisms, and emerging issues and trends.

EHP is a pre-requisite for joining the RedR Australia deployment roster.

RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organization, regardless of size. We offer course scholarships for eligible participants who meet specific criteria. For more information on RedR Scholarships and how to apply, please click here


Registration is from 8:30 am, with the course starting at 9:00 am and concluding by 5:30 pm. The day is broken up into four sessions, separated by a lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon.

Participants will be actively encouraged to participate in classroom discussions and group work. The trainer will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of the humanitarian sector.


Early Bird tickets (20% Discount) are available for the first 10 participants who register and complete payment 1 month before the course starts. Once the early tickets run out, or after the 1-month deadline expires, then the standard fees will automatically apply.

The standard Organisation  rate (800$) is for any staff working for international organizations.

NNGO or CBO  rate (600$) is for any staff working for local organizations and community-based organizations.

Group Booking is for organizations looking to book 3 or more participants onto the same course. Please email RedR UK for discount options.

Individual or student rates can apply upon request.

Please email for more information.

HPass Badge

Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to apply for an HPass Badge, a digital indicator of achievement, and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience in the humanitarian sector. You can find more information on HPass Badges here.

What's the refund policy?

  • For bookings canceled ten or more working days* before a course, applicants will be entitled to a refund of 75% of the course fees paid, or if places are available will be offered a transfer of 90% of the course fees paid onto the next course.
  • For bookings canceled one to nine working days* before a course begins, 25% of the course fees paid will be refunded. 
  • For bookings canceled less than 24 hours before a course, or after a course has started, no refund or transfer of value will be provided.
  • If the applicant chooses to transfer to another course and then cancels their booking a second time, neither a further transfer of value nor a refund will be offered.
  • Please note that we are only able to cover our local bank charges and not the recipient’s bank charges when we make refunds.
  • Refunds may take up to 30 days.

(*During Jordan office's working hours, Sunday-Thursday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm)

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

In case of any complaints, please email

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 is committed to trying and making reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email or phone +962 (0) 6 462 6227 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs

RedR UK is an HPass-accredited organization. Our courses adhere to HPass quality standards of best practice in humanitarian learning and assessment.

To find out more, please follow the link to the HPass website.

Course Overview

Course Length
5 days
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