Over a six-month period, you will be exhilarated, challenged and pushed to emerge with the confidence and skills essential for anyone looking for a career within the humanitarian sector.
Your time will be spent immersed in hands on disaster scenarios, completing online training seminars and developing your personal skills via face-to-face mentoring with experts. The Francophone Humanitarian Operations Programme covers all the essential elements of emergency response deemed vital for humanitarian workers.
Who is it aimed at?
This is an entry-level programme which aims to build ground capacity to respond to emergencies in West and Central Africa.
It is aimed at people who are interested in breaking into a career in humanitarian work, including those who want to make the transition into more emergency focused roles, or individuals who already work in the humanitarian sector but have not received formal humanitarian training.
It is mainly aimed at local staff from different agencies operating in francophone West and Central African countries - in particular but no exclusively local staff in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Niger,Chad, Mali - as well as individuals from Haiti.
Staff from local NGOs can receive additional funding to help support their application, and we fully encourage applications from female candidates.
There are a limited number of places available for NGO staff working at headquarters or at regional level, in recognition of their role as surge staff for the region.