Certificate of Advanced Studies – People Management in Humanitarian Settings

Certificate of Advanced Studies – People Management in Humanitarian Settings
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The growing professionalization of the humanitarian sector has created new challenges for how humanitarian organisations manage their staff. The effective organisation of local and expatriate work forces in often difficult contexts demands high levels of expertise and competence .

Professionally trained human resource (HR) personnel have become indispensable for humanitarian organisations to address the needs of their employees, national and international, and of operations. Skilled HR managers with specific knowledge of the humanitarian context can develop useful strategies to improve working environments and smooth delivery of projects. The growing need to make aid operations more relevant and accountable, to improve their quality and abide by the rules of good governance is also directly related to improved HR management techniques.

What you can expect from this course

For humanitarian workers in need of professional HR training, this course will deliver tools and methods to create effective HR strategies in a humanitarian setting.

For HR professionals wishing to move into the humanitarian sector, this course will deliver the skills to adapt their existing knowledge to a humanitarian context, including the knowledge about how to address HR challenges specific to the humanitarian sector.

This 7 week course includes 3 distance learning weeks. Listen to the podcast with coordinators Dr Favoreu and Philippe Ruscassier and find out more!

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Objectives and programme
Scientific committee

This course is offered in partnership with Médecins sans Frontières.