|DATES:||TBA probably around Mid 2014|
The Essentials of Humanitarian Practice course provides an understanding of the international context of emergency relief work, explaining the distinctions between natural disasters and conflict induced emergencies and provides an introduction to the international humanitarian system.
Aim and objectives
This course aims to prepare relief workers for the realities of life on assignment so they may contribute as effectively as possible.
Upon completion of this course participants should:
- Have a reasonable knowledge of the humanitarian relief system and understand the roles and relationships of organisations in the international relief system.
- Understand the characteristics of natural disasters and complex emergencies.
- Understand key issues in the cultural, political and organisational environment of relief assistance.
- Appreciate the legal and emotional issues impinging on those affected by disasters.
- Assess their personal skills and identify areas for development.
- Recognise teamwork skills required in relief work and practice some essentials of effective teamwork.
- Apply techniques and approaches that increase individual responsibility in humanitarian work.
- Be familiar with basic radio protocol and use.
- Develop contacts to help in their relief work.
The Essentials of Humanitarian Practice course is designed for people from all professional backgrounds and disciplines. It is open to all RedR register members and applicants, staff from humanitarian aid organisations, individuals with experience in relief work and those actively seeking work in the sector. It provides a unique opportunity to enhance participant's skills, gain fresh insights and share practical experience with others.
- International Humanitarian Charter
- Working in a Team in a Relief Operation
- Minimum Standards and Indicators
- Understanding Gender and Cross-Cultural Issues
- Role and Mandate of UN and other Humanitarian Agencies in Disasters
- Personal Health, Behaviour and Safety
- Individual Security Issues
- Introduction to Radio Communications
- Dealing with the Media
- Professional and Personal Development
- Planning for Relief Work
Application to the RedR Australia register is not guaranteed for RedR NZ register members, and will involve a secondary application process. You can find more information here.
RedR NZ strongly recommend that travel insurance is taken out to cover the cost of travel and other expenses, should the trainings be postponed or cancelled. While every effort will be made to hold the course on the advertised dates, these are dependant upon confirmed attendee numbers and may be affected by circumstances outside our control. Should a delay occur RedR NZ will refund any and all course registration fees, but will not be liable for travel or any other expenses.
All participants should arrive at the venue the evening before the course start date to register and settle into their allocated accommodation.
Participants are required to leave the venue upon completion of their course and must make their own arrangements should they require an additional night's accommodation.
This course is residential and due to the nature of the course including evening lectures, participants should be aware that they may be unable to carry out own work activities in the evening.
Those interested in RedR NZ courses should join the RedR NZ Facebook group. Participants are encouraged to join the respective Facebook event, however a formal application form must also be received.
Course cost includes accommodation and all meals.
* Tertiary students can contact us for options for additional savings.
^ If you wish to attend both courses, the combined cost will be discounted.
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