EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

 
 

MASTER AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Humanitarian Action

The MAS aims to develop managers' in-depth competencies. It provides them with a strong understanding of the main conceptual and operational aspects of humanitarian action as well as the capacity to define and implement strategic humanitarian responses.

1 year or 2 years

The course has five components:

  • Three month intensive course on the theory and practice of humanitarian action (Sept-Dec)
  • Three weeks on Research methodology (Jan)
  • Seven-week course on Strategic planning and management of humanitarian programmes (Feb-March)
  • Seven week course on either Operational Communications or Health in Humanitarian Emergencies (April-June)
  • A dissertation on a topic of humanitarian action chosen by the student

The completion of a MAS corresponds to 60 ECTS 

The deadline for 2020-2021 applications is 31 July, 2020.

The scholarship application deadline is 2 February, 2020. 

 

Two year MAS

 The MAS can also be taken over a 2 period. Students can commence in September, February or April. For registration details contact us directly at cerahgeneve@unige.ch. 

 

DIPLOMA OF ADVANCED STUDIES (DAS) IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION

15 September - 17 December 2020

30 ECTS CREDITS

This course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the main conceptual aspects of humanitarian action, and the capacity to critically analyse humanitarian contexts, responses and transversal issues. 

  • Four month full time course on humanitarian concepts and contemporary challenges to humanitarian practice.
  • One week research methodology.
  • Research paper: to submit in January.

The deadline for 2020-2021 applications is 31 July, 2020.

Scholarship application deadline: 2 February, 2020.

 

HUMANITARIAN DISTANCE LEARNING

HDL Designing Strategies & Projects in Humanitarian Action

8-month course, including 2 residential weeks in Kampala, Uganda

10 ECTS CREDITS

August 2020 - April 2021

CERAH has developed a Certificate of Advanced Studies 'Designing Strategies & Projects for Humanitarian Action' that is studied remotely. The modular, flexible and skills-based course is ideal for managers working in the humanitarian sector who want to enhance their existing skills particularly in the areas of project management, partnerships, collaborative leadership and gender & diversity.  This eight month course  is studied remotely, taking eight hours per week.  In addition the remote work is complemented by a two week, intensive, residential course in Uganda.

Registration deadline: 31 July 2020

Scholarship deadline: tbc (Spring 2020)

MOOC - Humanitarian Communication: Addressing Key Challenges

Five week open online course

3-4 hours per week of work 

Focusing on the main challenges of communication in humanitarian action and the means to address these challenges.

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES (cAS)

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN HEALTH OF POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES

7 weeks

20 April - 5 June, 2020

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course explores how and why maintaining and improving the health of populations affected by emergencies lies at the heart of humanitarian preparedness and response.

Registration deadline: 4 February, 2020

 

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION, ADVOCACY AND NEGOTIATION

7 weeks

29 April, 2020 - 5 June, 2020

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course explores how and why clear and efficient communication is essential to the success of projects carried out in humanitarian settings.

Registration deadline: 4 February, 2020

 

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN DESIGNING STRATEGIES AND PROJECTS FOR HUMANITARIAN ACTION

7 weeks

3 February - 20 March, 2020

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course aims to improve humanitarian professionals' competencies and leadership in defining and implementing specific strategies, with a problem-solving approach. 

 

eXECUTIVE SHORT COURSES

1 week - 2 ECTS Credits

 

Executive Short Courses on Health and Sexual Violence

 

Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies  (16 - 20 March, 2020, Geneva; 22- 27 November, 2020, Uganda)

Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Contexts (4 - 8 May, 2020)

Climate Emergency and its Impacts on Health (11-15 May, 2020)

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises (18 - 22 May, 2020)

Health in Humanitarian Emergencies (new dates for autumn 2020 to be announced)

 

Executive Short Courses in Communication, Advocacy and Negotiation

 

Participatory Approaches with Crisis-Affected Communities (27 - 30 April, 2020)

Designing an Advocacy Strategy for Humanitarian Action (4 - 8 May, 2020)

Media and Humanitarian Action (11 - 15 May, 2020)

Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings (25 - 29 May, 2020)

Advocacy for Humanitarian Projects in Health (new dates for 2021 to be announced)