Humanitarian Assistance in Complex Emergencies

Fellowship in Humanitarian Leadership

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The humanitarian field is growing and changing quickly. The increasing numbers of people in need, humanitarian workers and budgets have resulted in massive growth of and demand on the system. These shifts mean we need new models of effective humanitarian assistance and more capable humanitarian leaders to develop and implement them.

The Humanitarian Leadership in Complex Emergencies Fellowship is a rigorous professional development programme that prepares young humanitarian practitioners to address today’s humanitarian challenges as leaders in the evolving landscape.

The drivers of displacement in Nigeria are multi-faceted and complex and often overlap. The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has triggered significant displacement in the marginalised north-east of the country since 2014. Competition between pastoralists and farmers has caused tensions in the central region, culminating in significant levels of violence and displacement. Long-standing ethnic conflict between Fulani pastoralists and Hausa farmers in north-western Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states also triggers displacement. Flooding displaces thousands of people every year.

This programme is jointly delivered by Dataville Research and a diverse team of humanitarian action practitioners drawn from the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection. The theoretical aspects of this fellowship are informed by key leadership behaviours, designed for practical application in a humanitarian response.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply to this programme.

Who Should Participate

  • Volunteers, first responders and entry-level professionals in the humanitarian sector from developing and developed countries.
  • Young graduates wanting to break into the humanitarian sector.
  • Medical Officers working in challenging political space.
  • International civilians and military personnel preparing to serve at UN/AU/ECOWAS/NATO/EU-Mission.
  • Postgraduate students of peace and conflict studies, disaster management, gender and development and other fields of humanities.

Methodology

  • Participatory, problem-based learning approaches using facilitated discussions.
  • Theoretical sessions with practical application.
  • Practice sessions to allow for application of information and concepts presented.
  • Drawing on participants’ individual experience and subject matter expertise.
  • Hypothetical scenario exercise.

Programme Content

  • A First Look at Complex Emergencies
  • Humanitarian Principles, Values and Ethics
  • Humanitarian Systems and Actors
  • International Conventions on Armed Conflict
  • Sources of Internal Displacement Data
  • Career Opportunities in Humanitarian Aid
  • Research Methodology for Humanitarian Action
  • Mobile Data Collection
  • Templates for Aid Work
  • Personal Security for Aid Workers
  • Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Education in Complex Emergencies
  • Humanitarian Communications
  • Shelter and Settlements in Emergency Situation
  • Human Rights at Sea
  • Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Prevention and Response
  • GPS Mapping of Intervention Locations
  • Community Protection Action Groups
  • Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) Systems
  • Writing Policy Briefs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why participate in the Fellowship in Humanitarian Leadership?

All recent research has shown that while many of the qualities that effective leaders possess are not unique to the humanitarian sector, it is the context in which they are deployed that is unique. A very distinctive element comes first: working with people in distress, making decisions that will affect lives and livelihoods in a fluid situation and from incomplete and ambiguous information, often in a dangerous environment, with a wide range of different actors, some of whom are likely to oppose the humanitarian effort, while being under pressure to act quickly. This programme helps people around the world prepare for and respond to crises in their own communities.

What is the mode of this fellowship programme?

• Participatory, problem-based learning approaches using facilitated discussions.
• Theoretical sessions with practical application.
• Practice sessions to allow for application of information and concepts presented.
• Drawing on participants’ individual experience and subject matter expertise.
• Hypothetical scenario exercises.

Do I need to have experience in the humanitarian sector?

No prior experience is required. A strong emphasis is placed on experiential learning, meaning that fellows will be learning through the implementation of key phases of work in this internship. Participants will gain edge over a significant number of fully-funded scholarships offered by universities, foreign governments and international organizations that support humanitarian and development-related studies.

What are the important dates in this programme?

Pregabalin online no prescription June 28, 2021:
Application opens

Béjar July 25, 2021:
Application closes

http://fortemglobal.com/about-us/meet-the-team July 26, 2021:
Notification of successful applicants

Llefià July 26, 2021 – August 8, 2021:
• Batch enrollment of fellows on Microsoft Teams
• Creation of LinkedIn profile
• Familiarity tour of co-fellows
• Installation of SPSS software

August 9, 2021:
Commencement of remote fellowship activities

September 30, 2021:
End of programme and issuance of Certificate of Fellowship in Humanitarian Leadership

How is this programme funded?

This programme does not receive any external funding for its activities. Hence, as a matter of policy, selected participants will be required to pay NGN 5000 or USD 20 training fee for this 2-month programme.

Further enquires?

For further enquiries, please send a mail to fhl@datavillegroup.com. Our Support Team typically respond within 1-3 hours.