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SIIM for Finance and Funding Staff

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Finance and funding personnel: What can security incident information do for you and your organisation?


Improve your decision-making process by better managing and using incident information in your daily work.




Security-related incidents put the lives of aid workers and aid recipients at risk, in addition to disrupting the flow of assistance to disaster-affected populations. They also cost a lot of money to organisations and donors alike and strongly impact on their financial health.

In addition to ongoing budget management, incident information contributes to better contextual and evidence-based budgets and proposals, and plays a highly strategic role in funding decisions. By being involved in security incident information sharing, finance and funding staff can ensure better reporting and compliance with donor regulations, and also provide support in incident response and implementation of lessons learned (e.g. contingency planning, insurance, etc.).

This training recognises the integral role of proposal writers and finance personnel in using security incident information. By liaising with security focal points and donors, discussing trends in operational contexts and costing incident prevention versus response management, they play a vital role in ensuring security risk management is addressed in budgeting.


Aim of the training:

The aim of this training is to provide participants with an understanding of the importance of information sharing from security-related incidents, so the cost implications of such incidents on key internal and external stakeholders can be considered, with a particular emphasis on donor funding, reporting and compliance.

Who is this training for?

This session is most suitable for financial and proposal writing personnel from non-governmental organisations (at field, regional and HQ levels) with the responsibility for donor proposal budgets, financial and budget management, reporting and/or donor compliance.

Objectives of the training:

It is anticipated that participants who successfully complete the training will:


  • Understand the importance of security risk management and develop an awareness of the role of finance and proposal writing staff in organisational risk and security management.
  • Gain a common understanding of the principles and processes of incident information management, using the Security Incident Information Management (SIIM) handbook.
  • Understand the financial considerations of security incidents and the importance of anticipating these costs from both the internal budgeting and donor perspective.
  • Define their role during security incident response and follow-up.
  • Understand the operational context through the angle of finance and funding.
  • Understand how to support evidence-based financial decision making by using security incident information trends data


Participants will also be able to:


  • Engage with and relate to professionals from various disciplines in a security incident situation to ensure better preparedness and response
  • Use tools and mechanisms to analyse data and spot trends with the aim of improving strategic decision making
  • Advocate and promote good incident information management for organisational buy-in and improved proposal writing and on-going budget management
  • Explore how incident information can benefit the wider aid community
  • Demonstrate their learning by applying the principles of information management and SIIM tools to a case study in a group activity.


Learning methods

This 3-hour training will be split into three sessions of 40, 70 and 40 minutes respectively, with a 15 minute break after the first and second sessions. This format encourages participants to reflect and apply their learning using tools introduced and by taking part in a group case study exercise.

  • 3 hours, commencing on 19 February and 12 March 2018. Select one date.
  • Session content, discussions, polls and multiple choice questions with group work will reinforce participant’s knowledge, skills and competencies on: collection, reporting, recording, analysis, use, and sharing of incident information
  • Delivered online for maximum convenience
  • Participatory approach involving group work, live presentations and discussion
  • Training and reading material will be provided 2 weeks before the training commences

Cost

The SIIM project is funded by EU Humanitarian Aid and the training is provided free of charge. You simply need to have a good internet connection during the online webinar and a commitment to complete the pre-reading tasks.

Application and selection process

Please note that the training has a 2-step application process: Register your interest by completing the application form at the 'register' link at the top of this page. We will then be in touch once we assess your application.

Limit date for registration is 31 January 2018 for the 19 February webinar and 26 February for the 12 March webinar.

Confirmation of selection will be sent as soon as possible after application is completed (all information provided by applicant) and assessed by RedR UK.

Contacts

For further information about the training, contact: marine.menier@redr.org.uk.

For more general SIIM enquiries, email Sharene.wakefield@redr.org.uk

Link with the SIIM project

This course forms part of the broader programme on Security Incident Information Management (SIIM) project funded by ECHO. The project has included the development of the SIIM handbook, training and coaching for Security Focal Points as well as this series of trainings on incident information and analysis for other technical specialists within the sector. The aim of these trainings within the broader project is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the importance of security incident information across the organisation and allow all types of staff to be able to identify the information that is useful and access the information and analysis they require to fulfil their roles.

The programme is linked with the incident database run by Insecurity Insight which allows NGOs to share incident information between organisations at a global level, allowing for improved analysis for evidence based decision making


Other trainings

If you think colleagues may be interested in SIIM, please share the relevant registering links with them. RedR UK will be offering free trainings on Security Incident Information Management to:




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