Let's Connect Communities 2023
Applications to the 2023 edition of the course are now open.
Location: Virtual (self-paced e-modules, virtual classroom sessions, online groupwork)
Training Category: Management
Duration: 5 weeks, approximately 4 hours per week. (Please download course flow for more details)
Date: 15 May to 16 June 2023
Application Deadline: 17 March 2023 (deadline extended until March 24)
Costs and requirements
There is no fee for the 5-week 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 Learning Management System (WeLearn) is at no extra cost to the individual or source organisation. Live sessions will require adequate bandwidth as online meeting facilities will be used.
Individuals who are likely to provide or support ICT services to affected population in the context of emergencies or emergency preparedness. Applicants should be experienced professionals with some humanitarian and project management experience and who are capable and committed to be deployed to or support ICT response.
- Commitment to deploy
- Humanitarian experience
- Project Management experience
- Good inter-personal skills and a can-do attitude
- Knowledge of ETC is desirable but not a pre-requisite
- Emergency experience is desirable but not a pre-requisite
- Applicants with some technical background/training will be prioritized
- Applicants with some social sciences background 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 must be completed by the scheduled dates, which will be communicated ahead of course commencement.
- Live online sessions will require full attendance and absence from such events may result in lack of completion certificate 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 designated number of hours per week.
- Application Form
Please fill out the application form online here. (Note that incomplete forms will not be considered)
- 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 approximately 4 hours of learning per week for a period of 5 weeks between 15 May to 16 June 2023
- 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:
- A statement indicating the likelihood / ability of the candidate being deployed to the field for an emergency in the future
- Project management experience
- Experience in leading / managing or directly supporting deployment of ICT services in a humanitarian context
Please note that prior to requesting a nomination letter from the designated nominating authority, you must engage with your supervisor for endorsement and approval of the training activity vis a vis your work profile, responsibilities and upcoming commitments.
3. Up-to-date C.V. (in English)
For your application to be considered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the nomination letter, your C.V. and a screenshot showing successful completion of the online application form.