Building on more than a decade of experience, the aim of the Humanitarian Operations Programme (HOP) is to strengthen the capacity and capability of regional and national actors who work, or aspire to work, as part of a humanitarian response.
It is not aimed at staff with extensive humanitarian experience, but rather at individuals who wish to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of humanitarian action.
Covering the essential elements of emergency response deemed vital for humanitarian workers and preparing humanitarians by developing their knowledge, skills and attitudes, the HOP’s key drivers are localisation, contextualisation, scalability and affordability.
The learning is based on Core Humanitarian Standards and on building key behaviours identified in the Core Humanitarian Competencies Framework. Embracing a blended learning approach, the programme incorporates face-to-face, distance and digital learning methodologies. The design of the HOP considers the need for the programme to be relevant in different contexts, countries and regions, so as to reflect the complex and multi-faceted humanitarian landscape staff operate in.
Aims of the Programme:
- To develop an understanding of all areas of humanitarian work by providing a framework for coordinated response
- To develop the behaviours, skills and knowledge required to operate effectively in a rapid onset emergency as part of a first phase response team
- To gain the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to build a career in humanitarian work