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?
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 five-day workshop, you will develop an understanding of the principles and terminology of project management within the context of international development projects.
The course will also prepare you to sit the examination to achieve Level 1 PMD certification from APMG International.
About the course:
This is an intensive, dynamic three-day course where you will discuss, learn and apply approaches and measures to improve your personal security when living and working in insecure environments. Personal Security for Humanitarians has been designed specifically from an NGO perspective to provide the most relevant and challenging training for NGO workers.
Report Writing (2 days)
Report Writing can be a challenge for any person in the organization. In the relief sector, there is often the additional challenge of reporting what has been done, while still engaging and valuing staff working in stressful and chaotic environments.
Writing reports is for a purpose. Report writing must not defeat its objective. When you are asked to write a report, you are expected to competently analyze that information, draw consistent conclusions, and make sensible and practical recommendations in your report
Human Resources Management and Assessing Staff Capacity (3 days)