£63 – £135

So You Think You Want to be an Aid Worker? (Online course)

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Discover the key components, principles and realities of humanitarianism and how to best present your experience for humanitarian roles.

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Discover the key components, principles and realities of humanitarianism. You will also have the opportunity to consider your personal motivations for entering the sector and analyze whether this is a suitable field for you. This six-hour online interactive workshop is an essential introduction for anyone interested in a career in the humanitarian sector.

You will learn about the nature of humanitarianism, its history and the standards and principles that guide work in the sector. You will hear first- hand experiences from individuals who have been involved in humanitarianism to understand the benefits and challenges of this type of work.

You will learn about recruitment trends in the humanitarian sector, learning about where to apply, and what kind of skills are in demand. We will share top tips to help you enhance your CV and effectively present your existing skills and knowledge for the humanitarian sector.

What does the course cover?

• The disaster cycle

• Codes and standards in humanitarianism

• Humanitarianism in practice

• The humanitarian sector

• CV-writing for the humanitarian sector

• Employment, volunteering, internship, and training resources and opportunities

• Personal stories and experience.

Click here for the full course agenda .

HPass Badge

Upon completion of the course participants will be eligible to apply for a HPass Badge, a digital indicator of achievement, and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience in the humanitarian sector. You can find more information on HPass Badges here.

How much does the course cost? (We offer a 10% Early Bird discount if you register more than one month before the course)

• Standard Individual - £70 (for those funding themselves)

• Standard Organisation - £150 (for those being funded by an organisation)

Who should attend?

This course is designed for those with a limited understanding of the humanitarian sector and an interest in a humanitarian career. Those with no previous experience or knowledge in the sector are also welcome to attend.

Where is it hosted?

This online course is hosted on Zoom and the best experience is available by joining via the Zoom app. Participants may join the training via a browser, although the browser offers limited access to some of the interactive features of the training. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration.

Any questions? Check out our Terms and Conditions here, or contact training@redr.org.uk.

In case of any complaints, please email complaints@redr.org.uk

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR UK is committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email training@redr.org.uk at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR UK about your needs.

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RedR UK provides training and technical support to NGOs, aid workers and communities responding to natural and man-made disasters all over the world.

Our expert support ensures that those responding to humanitarian crises - whether or not they are professional aid workers - have the skills to do so safely and effectively.

We also work in partnership with international and national NGOs, UN agencies, academic institutions, think tanks and the private sector to improve emergency response at a global level.

Since our founding in 1980, we've responded to many of the major disasters the world has faced, including the 2004 'Boxing Day' tsunami, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the recent Ebola outbreak, and the ongoing Syrian crisis. 

RedR is also a Membership organisation: we have a global network of 1,800 Members, all of whom are experienced humanitarian professionals. RedR Membership is a mark of quality, enabling aid workers to obtain professional recognition of their skills and experience.

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