*APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED*

In 2015 the ETC adopted its 2020 Strategy that seeks to ensure that all those responding to emergencies within the humanitarian sector- including communities affected by crisis- have access to vital communication services.

Under the pillar "communications as aid", the ETC is building capacity and services to provide direct services for communities.

Based on two complementary approaches: Communication with Communities (CWC) and access to information within the humanitarian response, S4C analyzes the need for certain types of information for the implementation and enabling of partnerships which address communities’ inadequacies or lack of access to reliable, relevant and timely information.  For CWC this means providing a way for emergency responders to access, share and relay back information to humanitarian workers as equal stakeholders.

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Training Category: 
Services for Communities (S4C)
Registration Deadline: 
15 December 2017
Training date: 
22 January 2018 to 24 January 2018
Format: 
3 days
Location: 
Rome, Italy (WFP Headquarters)
Cost: 
Travel related expenses (incl. flights, visas, excess luggage etc.), inner city transportation, food and incidental costs are to be covered by the participant's organisation. Accommodation and all training cost will be covered by the training provider.

Who should attend

Applications are open to individuals who have previous emergency deployment experience from all humanitarian agencies and preferably within the coordination or team leadership capacity.  Individuals with the following profiles or who have experience within the following profiles are also welcomed to apply:

  • Emergency Coordinators (as well as experience supporting the ETC response)
  • IT Managers/ Coordinators (as well as experience supporting the ETC response)
  • ICT Technicians
  • Project Mangers
  • Team Leaders

Training Objective

The objective of this training is to build capacity and awareness within the humanitarian community to increase the pool of personnel who can be deployed on a short to medium term basis with the objective of either developing the strategy for S4C implementation or delivering and sustaining an S4C service in an emergency context.

The course will cover the following key elements:

  • The Strategic Framework for S4C.
  • The implementation of S4C from an Operational context.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • Emergency experience and/ or experience working within communities affected by crisis.
  • Experience within the following profiles in an emergency or crisis context:
    • Emergency Coordinators (as well as experience supporting the ETC response)
    • IT Managers/ Coordinators (as well as experience supporting the ETC response)
    • ICT Technicians
    • Project Mangers
    • Team Leaders

Previous experience or exposure to S4C initiatives is an advantage but not required.

Application deadline 15 December 2017.

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