I have been taught that if I see a person unconscious I should remove anything dangerous and check if they are breathing, clear the airway then check circulation by checking their pulse. I will then put them in the recovery position and wait for help to arrive.'
Sawera Saad is eight years old. She attends school in Pakistan’s Lower Dir region, an area where natural and man-made disasters are a real risk.
16 March 2015
RedR is responding to the devastation wreaked upon Vanuatu by cyclone Pam, sending experts on food, shelter, water, and child protection.
The category five storm, which ripped through the island nation on 13th-14th March, has been described as a ‘monster that has hit Vanuatu,’ by the Pacific nation state’s president, Baldwin Lonsdale.
He added: ‘All the development which has taken place (here) has been wiped out.’
This paper has been commissioned by RedR to identify gaps in skills, technology, and knowledge in urban humanitarian response in order to inform RedR’s project Ready to Respond which is looking to address these gaps in two specific areas:
We are looking for qualified, experienced individuals to join our pool of RedR GNC trainers for a project building the capacity of cluster coordinators and cluster members through face-to-face training. The twelve-month project includes the delivery of training in English and French, and the translation of materials into Arabic. Successful applications will join the RedR GNC training pool and, following the delivery of GNC training, will have the opportunity to join the RedR associate pool. For this project we are looking for specialists in the following areas:
The purpose of this role is to contribute to the long term effectiveness and sustainability of RedR’s programme activities. You will grow and strengthen RedR’s contribution to the Humanitarian Sector and its financial sustainability. You will develop excellent relationships with all RedR regional operations, partner organisations and donors to identify and effectively respond to opportunities, connecting the skills RedR has with the needs of disaster affected people.
The purpose of this role is to coordinate data sets (statistical and narrative evaluation of capacity building activities) and support Phase I of the joint impact assessment research project between RedR UK and the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard.
Each year millions of people around the world feel the effects of natural disaster and conflict. RedR is an international charity that improves the effectiveness of disaster relief, helping save and rebuild the lives of people affected by disaster worldwide. We do this by delivering essential training and support to relief organisations and their staff, and by supplying skilled professionals to humanitarian programmes.
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.
About the course:
About the course:
Introduction - Effective responses to complex emergencies require exceptional management skills. Managing people and projects can be difficult at the best of times, but during the chaos and stress of a complex emergency, being able to deliver quality outputs on time and under pressure is crucial to any humanitarian response.
Introduction - Needs Assessment is vital to the success of any humanitarian programme. Before relief work can take place, aid workers need to understand the present needs and the resources available in order to plan and respond effectively. Conducting accurate, effective and timely assessments is key to the preparation and planning of humanitarian projects. This course aims to improve the effectiveness of personnel engaged in humanitarian relief by taking you through good practice in assessment procedure, including frameworks and principles of emergency assessments.