Are you ready for the realities of relief work? Essentials of Humanitarian Practice will give you an insight into life working in the field. This workshop also aims to increase your understanding of the characteristics of emergencies induced by natural disasters and conflict and the requirements for an effective humanitarian response. You will learn how to work in a team in an emergency environment and identify individual responsibilities.
Practical learning is at the heart of the course. During the week, we will put you at the centre of an emergency response in an engaging simulation. This will challenge your motivations and beliefs, giving you firsthand understanding of what it is like to work in the field. You will also have the chance to explore your own motivations for engaging in humanitarian work..
What does the course cover?
Concept of humanitarian principles
International humanitarian system
Potential impacts and dilemmas of humanitarian response
Cross-cutting themes such as gender, culture and security
Reflection on your own motivations and competencies for relief work
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Explain the characteristics of natural disasters and complex emergencies
Describe the different activities required for a comprehensive response to an emergency situation
Analyse the roles and relationships of humanitarian agencies and the people affected by disasters
Describe and apply international legal instruments and humanitarian principles to a humanitarian response
Discuss potential impacts and dilemmas associated with humanitarian responses
Apply skills of teamwork, coordination, communication and cultural sensitivity in a simulation environment
Demonstrate an understanding of the key skills, personal attributes and competencies required for an effective humanitarian response
Reflect on and evaluate your individual performance in relation to these key skills, attributes and competencies
Identify further personal development steps
How much does the course cost?
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.
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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.
Individual - £274
Organisation - £347
Who should attend?
This is an introductory course suitable for anyone who has recently started working in or is thinking about entering the humanitarian sector, including staff of humanitarian aid organisations, governments, UN agencies, and individuals actively seeking work in the sector. There are no prerequisites for this course. All participants are expected to have theoretical knowledge of humanitarianism, although humanitarian aid experience is not presumed.
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