ETC Coordination Course 2021

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Application to the 2021 edition of the course are now closed

Course flow 2021

Location: Virtual (self-paced e-modules, virtual classroom sessions, online groupwork)

Training Category: Management

Duration: 9 weeks (4.5 hours per week)

Date: September 14, 2021 to November 11, 2021

Seats: 9

Application Deadline: August 3, 2021

Costs and requirements

There is no fee for the 9-week training course. At a minimum, participants will require a laptop (or equivalent) with access to a stable internet connection. The provision of eLearning through the WFP WeLearn Learning Management System is at no extra cost to the individual or source organisation. Live sessions will require adequate bandwidth as online meeting facilities will be utilised.  

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 remote programme and participants will be expected to be fully engaged and available for all elements of the course syllabus
  • Although the eLearning modules are self-paced, they link to subsequent sessions and should be completed by the scheduled dates, which will be communicated ahead of course commencement.  
  • Live online sessions will require full attendance and ansence from such events may result in lack of completion certificates for the participants
  • All applicants should ensure that their respective management and immediate supervisors have endorsed their application and availability for the duration of the programme including the desingtaed number of hours per week.



Applications for 2021 are now open. 


  1. Application Form

Please fill out the application form online here(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 available to undertake 4.5 hours of learning per week for a period of 9 weeks between 14 September and 11 November, 2021
  • A statement that expenses, if any, related to to the training 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

For your application to be considered, please email with the nomination letter, and a screenshot showing successful completion of the application form.