ONLINE COURSE - VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
Humanitarian aid aims at saving lives, alleviating suffering and protecting human dignity during and in the aftermath of emergencies through material and logistical assistance. Most part of humanitarian aid operations are funded by public institutions, and the European Union represents the world's biggest donor of humanitarian aid. The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) implements humanitarian operations, through the cooperation with over 200 partners (United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations and international organizations). In partnership with these humanitarian organisations DG ECHO has a very fast response capacity which allows funding and staff to be rapidly deployed to where help is most needed. In recent years, increased need for accountability and transparency led to the definition of a more complex set of regulations, defining roles and responsibility of DG ECHO and its partners.
That is why the availability of trained professionals is crucial to ensure an adequate, effective, equitable and flexible delivery of Aid. Likewise, knowledge on how to apply DG ECHO rules and procedures represents the first key element in the education of young professionals willing to work in the field of humanitarian aid.
The training, developed in the context of the Framework Contract signed between ECHO and the Consortium lead by punto.sud in 2013, provides an in depth analysis on how to propose and manage DG ECHO funded Actions.
The course is delivered in partnership with
During the four-day training, the Intensive Course: Managing ECHO Humanitarian Action will touch upon the following issues:
- DG ECHO overview (mandate, decision making process);
- Action planning phase (proposal preparation and submission);
- Action implementation phase (financial management, reporting and modifications);
- Action closure phase (closure activities, final reporting and payment).
The course is open and suitable for university students, graduates, professionals and operators looking to work in the field of humanitarian aid, especially in DG ECHO programs. This course serves both as introduction to and specialization on DG ECHO specific procedures and policies. However, students or professionals without a specific knowledge on project cycle management, are strongly encouraged to review some preparation material (available for download on the dedicated platform) to better follow some more specific contents.
The courses will take place totally online, with virtual classes held on 25 -26 January and 1-2 February 2021. Timing of virtual lessons is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CET. Trainers will be available for providing support and clarifications for asynchronous assignments from 18 January to 9 February.
All classes will be held in English. Staff and experts come from punto.sud and are experienced workers at both HQ and field levels of DG ECHO programmes, specialized in delivering trainings according to established quality criteria for adult learning.
Before the course, all participants will have the opportunity to access a distance learning course created by punto.sud and validated by DG ECHO, which will explain the importance and advantages of mainstreaming Gender and Age considerations in humanitarian actions.
During the course, participants will have the opportunity to access a variety of learning materials and to submit assignments through the online platform.
At the end of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
HOW TO APPLY
If the application is accepted applicants will be notified by email.
- The fee is 640 Euro (VAT included).
- Early Booking by 23 December 2020: cost 480 Euro
- Deadline for Applications: 15 January 2021
- If you are an organization asking to enrol 2 or more employees: after 23 December 2020, there isn't the Early Booking offer anymore. The fee is 640 euro but we can provide a 20% discount
Successfull candidates will receive by email other information about the course and details to pay the fee by bank transfer.
The Intensive Course has limited places available, and will only take place if an adequate number of enrolments is reached. Please note that the fee cannot be refunded.
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