Humanitarian Action – Delivering on Humanitarian Commitments

Humanitarian action

CERAH courses in Geneva in 2016

The following course are jointly organised with CERAH, the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action. The courses are part of the post-graduate Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action:

25 – 29 January 2016 (one week thematic seminar)
Project Cycle Management (2 ECTS)

8 February – 24 March 2016
Certificate of Advanced Studies: Strategic Development and Management of Humanitarian Action
(10 ECTS)

8 February 2016 – 2 October 2016
Certificate of Advanced Studies: Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Projects (15 ECTS)

Today’s humanitarian environment is becoming increasingly complex and challenging. While the causes of human suffering have not changed significantly from the past, the globalised contexts in which both natural and man-made disasters unfold are characterised by complexity. Geo-political considerations, and the involvement of more and more wide-range of both state and non-state actors, are today having a profound influence on the nature and character of humanitarian interventions and responses to both catastrophes and conflict-based situations.

This evolution in the humanitarian sector requires a professional approach.

While there has been a concerted effort by international NGOs to collaborate in developing resources and tools, the real key to more sustainable response in the future lies in national level partnerships and in the capacity development of NGOs working in humanitarian action.

 NMA Humanitarian Action Strategy (HAS)

Our approach is to strengthen national and local capacity, therefore will aim to work with national partners to identify the national NGO capacity needs and deliver appropriate and context specific capacity building programme. The NGO Management Association (NMA) can assist in optimising performance and impact of local/national/regional non-profit sector to deliver on their commitments to affected populations. NMA will focus on genuine transfer of competencies and management capacity. We will prioritise:

  • Non-profit organisations – strengthen regional, national and local non-profit organisations’ capacity to provide effective and accountable response in humanitarian crisis in emergencies.
  • Donors – assist donors and their framework partners to improve the effectiveness of funds that are allocated for affected populations.
  • Lessons forward – provide a platform for sharing lessons from various humanitarian contexts for continual improvement. Engage in the latest humanitarian discourse to identify opportunities for collaboration and experience sharing.

NMA Activities

NMA and its NGO Management School (NMS) can offer a range of services that can respond to the needs of various stakeholders working in humanitarian action to be more effective, efficient and accountable. Recognising the time constraints and contextual needs we can develop tailored training modules to suite the organisational needs.

Management Training

  • Modular programme on Humanitarian Action
  • Executive Certificate in Humanitarian Action

The Executive Certificate programme for senior-level management focuses on leadership and management challenges within the humanitarian field. It enables participants to develop a broader and in-depth perspective on Humanitarian Assistance and how to respond to its challenges. With cutting-edge content and an action learning approach to fast-track learning, the Executive Certificate helps individuals within organisations to achieve success in leading and managing humanitarian operations. The programme encompasses the key competencies required for leaders and senior-level managers of humanitarian missions.

Cover HA BrochureDownload the brochure here: Executive Certificate in Humanitarian Action

 


For more information on tailored modular Executive Certificate programme, please contact us at courses[at]ngomanager.org or call +41 22 731 76 66

Humanitarian Advisory Service

NMA focuses on improving the organisational capacity to deliver quality services to the affected population, including:

  • Capacity needs assessment to develop a capacity building programme for local/national/regional partners
  • Diagnosing organisational and programmatic opportunities and challenges in specific humanitarian contexts
  • Identifying monitoring and evaluation challenges and identifying appropriate solutions
  • Facilitate lesson forward, knowledge management and continual learning
  • Institutionalising quality and accountability management standards

For more information about the Humanitarian Advisory Service (HAS), please contact us at courses[at]ngomanager.org or call +41 22 731 76 66