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RedR Summer School Week 1


RedR Summer School Week 1

Do you want to work in the humanitarian sector, but don’t know where to start? Are you applying for jobs but lack the specific skills details in the job description? Do you want personalised advice on your CV and future applications?

At just £50 a day for Individuals and £100 a day for organisations, Summer School is a low cost, fun introduction to the best the sector can offer!

If you'd rather attend 1-4 days of the week, just email to book.

Week 1

Day 1: A Hands-on Introduction to Humanitarianism

  • Introduction to Humanitarianism
  • Motivations and Challenges
  • Humanitarian response activity
  • Key competencies for humanitarian work

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

  • Define humanitarianism
  • Examine your motivations for working in the sector and the potential impact of these
  • Identify some challenges of working in emergency settings and consider the impact of these on motivations
  • Identify the key competencies required for work in the sector and begin to consider your own abilities

Day 2: Sphere in Practice

  • What is Sphere and why is it important?
  • Humanitarian Charter and Protection Principles
  • Core Standards
  • Technical Chapters

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

  • Explain the purpose of the Sphere Handbook and why it was created
  • Describe the structure and content of the Sphere Handbook
  • Provide an explanation of the humanitarian charter and protection principles
  • Identify the core standards and define their purpose
  • Provide examples of how the handbook is used in practice

Day 3: Developing Log Frames

  • The Logical Framework approach
  • Creating a Log Frame matrix
  • Log Frames in practice

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

  • Describe the log frame approach, its purpose and limitations
  • Carry out problems analysis using problem trees
  • Carry out objectives analysis using solutions trees
  • Apply vertical and horizontal logic to a log frame matrix

Day 4: Monitoring and Evaluation

  • M&E in the Humanitarian sector
  • Planning and Implementing M&E
  • Data Analysis and Response

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

  • Define and differentiate monitoring and evaluation
  • Identify the purposes of M&E and demonstrate how M&E fits in to the project cycle
  • Explain what makes a good indicator
  • Describe three data collection tools commonly used in humanitarian projects
  • Analyse and interpret data to provide recommendations

Day 5: Proposal and Report Writing

  • Analysing the problem
  • Designing the intervention
  • Demonstrating change

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

  • Define the purposes of proposals and report and identify a good structure for each
  • Describe the key issues to be considered before beginning a proposal or report
  • Design a project intervention based on a log frame
  • Demonstrate the change a project will make in writing, based on a log frame
  • Prepare a report on a humanitarian project

Course structure:

Registration each day is from 08.45, with each course starting at 09.00 and concluding by 17.00. The day is broken up into 4 or more 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.

RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organisation, 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.

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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 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
£250.00 - £500.00
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