ETC Coordination Course 2020 - postponed until further notice

Rome, Italy
09:00 am GMT+1

Applications for 2020 are now closed.  

Location: Rome, Italy

Training Category: Management

Duration: 6 Days

Date: New dates to be determined

Seats: 20 participants

Application Deadline: Closed


There is no fee for the training itself. Accommodation and meals during the training (excluding dinner) will be covered.  Participant travel, cost of dinner, and other incidental costs are to be covered by the sending organisation.

Target Audience

Humanitarian responders who are likely to coordinate or support the coordination of ETC or other inter-agency ICT emergency responses. Applicants should be experienced professionals with some experience of operating in an emergency response environment and who are capable and committed to be deployed to or support ICT response to emergencies.






  • Humanitarian and emergency experience
  • Commitment to deploy
  • Project Management experience
  • Good inter-personal skills and a can-do attitude

Please Note:

  • Team management experience is desirable but not a pre-requisite
  • Knowledge of ETC is desirable but not a pre-requisite
  • Applicants with some technical background/training will be prioritized

Please note that this is a residential programme and participants will be expected to be fully engaged during the course of the week, including the evenings. Additionally, participants may not get the opportunity to carry on with their regular work for the duration of the training and these factors must be taken into account before applying. 


Applications for 2020 are now closed. Please email for more information. 


  1. Application Form

Please fill out the application form online here. and submit a screenshot showing successful completion. (Note that incomplete forms will not be considered)


  1. Nomination Letter

The nomination letter must meet the following requirements:

  • Must come from a manager that is responsible for emergency IT and telecommunications across the applicant's organisation globally (for example, a CIO, Chief of IT, Regional IT Officer). 
  • Be written on organisational / company letterhead
  • Full name, organization and position title of the candidate being recommended
  • Full name, organization and position title of the nominator
  • Contact information of the nominator (email address / phone number)
  • A statement indicating that the candidate will be released from March 30 - April 4 2020 inclusive (plus travel time)
  • A statement that all expenses related to travel to / from the training and any other incidental costs will be covered by the nominating organisation.
  • Confirmation statement outlining at least ONE of the following:
    • Experience in leading / managing or directly supporting deployment of ICT services in a humanitarian context
    • Project management experience
    • A statement indicating the likelihood / ability of the candidate being deployed to the field for an emergency in the future