ETC Coordination Course 2022

Virtual + Luxembourg
09:00 am GMT

Applications are now closed.


This is a blended course and will include 5 weeks of virtual  engagement prior to a 3-day in person training.


Virtual:  16 May to 17 June 2022 (approx 4.5 hours per week)

In-person: 20 to 22 June 2022 


Seats: 20 

Application Deadline:  15 April 2022 


Costs and requirements 

There is no fee for the course itself. Accommodation and meals during the in-person training will be covered.   

Participant travel including flights, terminals, allowances (as applicable) and other incidental costs must be covered by the sending organization. Any COVID-19 related costs including costs for mandatory testing, quarantine (if applicable), in duty station or the location of the course. will not be covered by the ETC. 


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 blended programme. Participants will be expected to complete the online modules prior to the classroom training and will be expected to be fully engaged during the 3-day in-person training, including the evenings. Participants may not get the opportunity to carry on with their regular work for the duration of the training. 

  • *As we are aware, the external situation for inter-country travel is continuously evolving due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to monitor and review the rules for travel and entry into Luxembourg (here) as well as the rules for travel and re-entry into your host country. We recommend that you do not make any travel bookings until the beginning of June. 


All these factors must be taken into account before applying for the training.  



  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 organizational / 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 official duties for the duration of the training. This includes dedicated time per week to complete online training from 16 May to 17 June 2022 as well as official release for classroom training from 20 to 22 June 2022 plus travel time. 

  • A statement that expenses, if any, related 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 

3. Updated C.V.  

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