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Useful tools for emergency response

Ensuring Save the Children is the very best it can be when responding to an emergency.

“The training was incredibly useful. I travelled straight from the mid-level training in Amman to the ISIS crisis in Iraq and could use the tools immediately."

- Nihad, Technical Programme Manager

The humanitarian response (technical) training is a week-long course for Save the Children technical staff, and has been designed to enhance our programme quality in complex, large-scale humanitarian emergencies. Participants gain clarity on the process followed by Save the Children in an emergency, as well as hands-on experience using the most up-to-date technical response tools in a safe learning environment, among colleagues from a variety of contexts.

The training serves as a space for experience-sharing across regions to discuss and develop approaches of best practice. These can help develop high-quality humanitarian response programmes.

Participants are required to think about how they will achieve quality at all levels of a response and encouraged to take responsibility for building this quality through discussions, exercises and lessons learned.

Who is it aimed at?

This programme is open to Save the Children technical staff only. 

This course is also available in French and Spanish

Course breakdown

Each training is created bespoke to service the needs of participants, but generally can be expected to include topics such as:
  • Conducting needs assessments.
  • Developing an integrated sector response in line with the Save the Children goal and standards for a quality response to address the needs of the most vulnerable.
  • Coordinating with clusters, Save the Children, members, other organisations, etc.
  • Enhancing skills in developing master budgets and technical log frames.
  • Increasing knowledge on MEAL standards and deliverables, tools and indicators.
  • Knowledge of all response deliverables in an emergency response.
  • Supporting team working and effectiveness in a response.
  • Technical tools introduced.

This programme is quality assured by Save the Children UK.

How to apply

This package features within the Humanitarian Technical Working Groups’ Capacity Building Framework.

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