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.
Covering the essential elements of emergency response deemed vital for humanitarian workers and preparing humanitarians by developing their knowledge, skills and attitudes, 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.
Participants learn theoretical knowledge and practice new skills so they are confident for future emergencies and can share their skills with others.
The HOP is a platform for a successful career in humanitarian work.
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