Omar Mahammad is Community Mobilisation Coordinator with the NGO International Relief and Development (IRD) in Za’atari camp, Jordan - home to more than 80,000 Syrian refugees. He attended RedR’s ‘Protection’ training in October of this year. Here, Omar explains why it's so important that humanitarian staff working in Za'atari are well-versed in the principles of protection.
For the past six months, a wide range of actors have been working to develop the Sudan National Sanitation and Hygiene Strategic Framework, which will help to speed and scale up efforts to improve sanitation and hygiene services and practices across the country. WASH expert Sarah House explains RedR’s contribution to this vital initiative.
On the 12-14 January 2016, RedR held a pilot of the Shelter in Urban Emergencies course, delivered as part of RedR’s ‘Ready to Respond’ programme, funded by Lloyd’s Charities Trust. The course was developed for shelter practitioners with limited urban experience and addresses the social, legal, institutional and technical aspects of urban shelter response and related crosscutting issues.
Imagine your aid agency has operations in a country where homosexuality is illegal. A lesbian candidate applies for a family posting and wishes to take her civil partner with her. Where does your organisation stand? What are the legal issues around equal opportunities? What about possible safety implications?
The Purpose of this role is to provide key administrative support to the MENA Programmes Team.
Regional Training Coordinator
MENA Programmes Team
Full-time/ Part-time (negotiable)
6 months contract
The Purpose of this role is to assist the Finance team with day-to-day financial aspects and administrative duties as well adhering to financial requirements of the office
Finance and Programme Support Coordinator
MENA Programmes Team
About The Course:
People are the key to any effective humanitarian response.
Managing people can be difficult at the best of times, but during the chaos and stress of a complex humanitarian emergency, the ability to manage people is crucial for the success of any programme.
This three-day course introduces participants to the fundamentals of good people management.
About the course:
Project Management in Development (PMD Pro 1) is a five day introductory course to project management in a humanitarian and development context.
The course covers the basic concepts, terminology, and tools of project management used by NGOs.
During the course of this five-day workshop, you will develop an understanding of the principles and terminology of project management within the context of international development projects.
About the course
Improving the quality of humanitarian practice and ensuring the effectiveness of responses to complex emergencies is a key aim shared by humanitarian agencies. Thus, monitoring and evaluation are essential activities for any project or programme. Careful monitoring of progress against targets allows timely changes to be made to maximise impact. Evaluation ensures accountability to all parties concerned, and allows learning to be carried through to future interventions.
It has been said that “good teachers produce good students.” It is equally true that good trainers produce good aid workers. By passing on their wisdom and experiences through effective training techniques, humanitarian aid workers can extend the impact of their work to future projects and generations. Trainers in the humanitarian sector ensure aid workers are equipped with the skills and knowledge they require to deliver successful humanitarian programmes.
Proposal and report writing serve important functions in humanitarian agencies and are common and necessary tasks for staff in various levels and roles throughout the organisation. Nevertheless, writing proposals and reports can be challenging. The ability of NGOs to deliver aid is dependent on their access to funds, and the quality of project proposals determines whether or not funds are ultimately received.