This module aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and critical understanding needed to adopt an evidence-based and reasoned approach to strategic planning, needs assessment and management of refugee and displaced populations across the spectrum from emergency relief to sustainable development
Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
- Critically analyse strategies for managing and co-ordinating refugees / IDPs in a variety of settings
- Use appropriate evidence-based approaches for mobilising & managing human and financial resources
- Describe security threats and make recommendations for self-care of humanitarian actors
- Critically analyse the emergency vs development divide
Who Should Attend
Any person working in international development and humanitarianism would benefit from attending this course.
Pre-requisites - include:
- Open to all related disciplines.
- Non-graduates who are suitably qualified by experience.
- Proof of English to IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 88 / paper based 570
A Complete Learning Package
Managing Responses to Displacement
- the key elements of a relief programme
- managing and co-ordinating refugees / IDPs in a variety of settings
- importance of coordination and good leadership in management of resources and constraints
- project cycle management and the systems model in planning a relief operation.
- logistics, communications, and operational safety
- team building and motivation
- cross-cultural communication and community participation
- vulnerable groups in refugee and displaced populations
Mobilising & Managing Human and Financial Resources
- human resources in relief operations
- project proposals and logframes
- fundraising for humanitarian programmes
- principles of good financial management in humanitarian operations
Security & Self Care of Humanitarian Actors
- security awareness among field staff.
- risks to personal health and methods of risk reduction
- psychological self-care for humanitarian workers
Impact of Humanitarian Action
- rationale for and principle methods of evaluation
- application of humanitarian principles and standards to evaluation
Emergency vs Development Divide
- long-term solutions for refugees and internally displaced persons.
- exit strategies in humanitarian assistance programmes
- micro and macro-economic stabilization
- management of the transition to sustainable development