German Red Cross Trainings and volunteers

Training Programme for International Deployments 2021

Introduction

This training programme is intended for RCRC volunteers, staff and registered members as well as people not affiliated with the RCRC Movement but interested in working with us.

The programme is divided into four parts:

  • Preparatory online training
    Everyone is required to complete the online training courses listed before attending a virtual/face-to-face training or being deployed on an international mission.
  • Virtual and face-to-face training
    Practical training on RCRC Movement structures and response tools as pre-deployment preparation. Scenario-based exercises are used to illustrate key aspects of a mission and our working approach.​​​
  • Refresher and capacity building training
    On-the-job training of trainers for already trained and/or experienced delegates.
  • Workshops
    Workshops for specific topics and/or target groups.

The training structure follows the RCRC Movement’s standards. It aims to ensure a common understanding of our work and compliance with the Fundamental Principles, and to mitigate security risks.

Whom are we looking for?

Everyone who meets the requirements of the respective training course, has minimum of two years working experience and is interested in the humanitarian work of the RCRC Movement.

GRC is looking for qualified personnel for short and long-term missions in the following areas of work:

  • Administration
  • Civil Military Relations
  • Communications
  • Community Engagement and Accountability
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Emergency Needs Assessment
  • Finance
  • Health (various profiles)
  • Human Resources
  • International Disaster Response Law
  • Information Management
  • Information Technology and Telecommunications
  • Livelihoods and Basic Needs
  • Logistics/Medical Logistics
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
  • Migration
  • National Society Development
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Management
  • Partnership and resource development
  • Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Preparedness for Effective Response
  • Protection, Gender and Inclusion
  • Recovery
  • Relief incl. cash and voucher assistance
  • Security
  • Shelter
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Where can I find more information?

An overview of the RCRC Movement’s response tools is available at https://ifrcgo.org/global-services. In this catalogue of surge services you will find: the role profiles of the rapid response personnel and their technical competencies frameworks, a description of the existing assets including Emergency Response Units (ERUs) and others, and references to other links for further information.

Additionally, the RCRC Learning Platform provides a series of surge videos as an introduction to rapid response in disasters and crisis (https://ifrc.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/curriculum/e27cdb86-19ca-4101-ace7-8f2c765230c8).

For information on how the GRC responds to humanitarian emergencies see
https://www.drk.de/hilfe-weltweit/wann-wir-helfen/nothilfe-weltweit-so-hilft-das-drk.

For more information on the different training opportunities or questions regarding a specific training please contact the GRC Surge/Readiness Unit at surge(at)drk.de.

Interested in joining the German Red Cross surge roster?
Please visit https://www.drk.de/en/be-involved/ to access the regularly updated training programme, current vacancies or international volunteering opportunities.

Step-by-step application guide for ERUs at
https://www.drk.de/hilfe-weltweit/wann-wir-helfen/nothilfe-weltweit-so-hilft-das-drk/werden-sie-eru-delegierter/.

Having problems with DRK HRnet?
For questions relating to DRK HRnet, please contact drkhrnet(at)drk.de.

Miscellaneous
Please note that in the course of 2021 additional training might come up. The relevant dates and application details will be shared at https://www.drk.de/en/be-involved/.


COVID-19 protocol for face-to-face training

For all face-to-face training courses or events listed in the training programme, GRC implements both, its own regulations applicable for all staff at headquarters and the relevant national/regional regulations. As these regulations are constantly changing due to the dynamic of the COVID-19 pandemic, all confirmed participants will receive more information on the COVID-19 protocol in place and related precautions.

The following general requirements for participation apply:

COVID-19 informed consent
Every person at the training must sign an informed consent acknowledging the COVID-19 related risks in advance.

Negative COVID-19 test
Every person at the training must present a negative result from a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the training venue.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Every person at the training must bring their own PPE (e.g., FFP2 masks) including a thermometer for daily body temperature checks.

Accommodation
Every person at the training is accommodated in a single room.

Venue
Every person at the training is expected to follow strictly the standard hygiene precautions (hand and respiratory hygiene, physical distance, wearing a mask, frequent disinfection of surfaces, keep rooms well ventilated).

Daily health screening
Every person at the training is expected to record their vital signs and report daily to the assigned staff health person.

Movement restrictions
During the training and particularly after the training sessions, everybody is expected to stay at the training venue.


Preparatory online training

In order to participate in international training or being deployed with GRC on an international mission, the following online training must be completed. Training certificates need to be uploaded to DRK HRnet (https://drkhrnet.de).

These courses can be accessed through the RCRC Learning Platform (www.ifrc.org/learning-platform). Registration, access to and use of the Learning Platform is open and free. In case of questions or problems please contact support.learning(at)ifrc.org.

I. World of Red Cross and Red Crescent (WORC)
WORC introduces to the fundamental elements of the RCRC Movement. It is made up of several modules covering subjects such as history, structure, principles, emblem, accountability, etc. and outlines the rules of the different components of the RCRC Movement.

(960 minutes)

II. Code of Conduct
This course introduces the Staff Code of Conduct document, its purpose and main concepts as well as the related reporting and disciplinary processes.

(30 minutes)

III. Stay Safe – Personal Security
The aim of the course is to provide basic security preparation for those personnel travelling or being deployed to the field.

(240 minutes)

IV. Principles and Rules for Red Cross and Red Crescent Humanitarian Assistance
This course intends to increase awareness and promote compliance with the Principles and Rules that govern National Societies and the IFRC in international humanitarian assistance.

(60 minutes)

V. Preventing Corruption in Humanitarian Aid
Corruption is a major challenge in humanitarian assistance as it deprives those we seek to assist of essential live-saving resources. The goal of this course is to reduce the overall risk of corruption by giving learners an understanding of the problem through scenario-based exercises where the consequences of their choices will be revealed.

(150 minutes)

VI. Child Protection at the IFRC
The course covers three key areas: an overview of Child Protection, Responding and Reporting, and Taking Action. All actors need to be involved in preventing and responding holistically to the risks and vulnerabilities that affect girls and boys in crises.

(30 minutes)

VII. Gender equality in programme planning - "Different needs, equal opportunities"
This course serves as an introduction to the guidance contained within the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Gender Handbook on the integration of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls across the humanitarian programme cycle.

(240 minutes)

VIII. From Policy to Practice: Prevention and Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Prevention and Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) is the responsibility of all of us. This elearning outlines the IFRC Secretariat PSEA Policy that was adopted in 2018 and how RCRC staff worldwide can implement it.

(50 minutes)

IX. Sharing the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement on Social Media
The objective of this course is to support response personnel in developing their social media and communication plans.

(30 minutes)

X. COVID-19 real-time training by WHO: Occupational health and safety for health workers in the context of COVID-19
Real-time training during global emergencies is critical for effective preparedness and response. All delegates require knowledge and skills to protect themselves and others from the occupational risks they encounter, so that they can work safely and effectively.

(60 minutes)

XI. COVID-19 real-time training by WHO: Introduction to COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control
Real-time training during global emergencies is critical for effective preparedness and response. This course provides a general introduction to emerging respiratory viruses, including novel coronaviruses.

(180 minutes)


Virtual and face-to-face training

What to expect from the different courses?

The IMPACT course focuses on the role of a delegate working with a National Society and other RCRC Movement partners. It also enhances participants’ knowledge of the different working environments in the RCRC Movement, the response tools for various situations, and further introduces to the values and Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

The ERU Induction Training Health/WASH is a technical surge training which provides a general insight to the RCRC Movement, its response tools, and the basics of disaster management. It is designed for participants to develop essential theoretical and practical skills in emergency response as well as health and WASH specific knowledge and mindsets.

Basic training courses are focused either on basic technical knowledge as preparation for an ERU induction training (e.g., water treatment) or exposure of participants to very specific contexts (e.g., outbreak response) through practical exercise.

Advanced training courses offer an opportunity for already trained or experienced delegates to refresh their knowledge/skills, get updated on specific themes and are a platform for exchanging experience.

Language of instruction?
All courses are held in English.

Available seats for other National Societies, IFRC and ICRC?
Each National Society as well as IFRC or ICRC can nominate up to two candidates for each training.

Fees and insurance?
GRC covers training fees, accommodation, and full board. Accident insurance and third-party liability insurance during the training, arrival and departure are provided.
Participants are expected to cover their travel costs, except for those currently working as a GRC delegate.


CANCELLED - ERU Induction Training – WASH M40

(Ref-Nr.: 2021-ERU-WASH-M40)

Joint Training of Austrian, German and Swedish Red Cross hosted by Austrian Red Cross

  • Date: 29/05 - 06/06/2021
  • Arrival Date: Saturday (afternoon)
  • Departure Date: Sunday (afternoon)
  • Location: Austria
  • Requirements: Basic Training – Water Treatment and Supply or equivalent experience
  • Remarks: Participants are required to complete additional online/distance learning courses and pre-readings prior to the training
  • Application Deadline: 02/05/2021

Contents:

  • RCRC Disaster Management (DM) and IFRC Global Response Tools
  • The cluster approach and humanitarian coordination
  • Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and Sphere standards
  • Vulnerable groups in emergencies
  • Accountability to beneficiaries
  • ERU logistics and the modular ERU approach
  • Exchange of experience from recent deployments
  • Information Management (IM) basics
  • Media training
  • Finance and administration basics
  • Staff health
  • ERU HR management, code of conduct and deployment Procedures
  • Humanitarian ethics / International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

WASH specific contents:

  • Minimum standards in WASH (Sphere)
  • WHO drinking water guidelines
  • Public health in emergencies/WASH-related diseases
  • Assessment and site selection
  • WASH ERUs and disaster response kits
  • Hygiene Promotion (HP) and community mobilisation basics
  • M40 water treatment systems/water purification training
  • Chlorination, water storage and distribution
  • Sanitation basics
  • Drainage basics
  • Vector control basics
  • Water laboratory
  • Handover and exit strategy

Training Application:

German residents/nationals or GRC affiliated applicants must apply via DRK HRnet (https://drkhrnet.de) only!

Applications from other National Societies and IFRC/ICRC will be considered if submitted by their International Cooperation or Disaster Management focal point (National Society) or line manager (IFRC/ICRC) at their headquarters via a short e-mail to surge(at)drk.de stating that the application is supported by the management of the sending entity.

For more information and questions regarding training content, please contact surge(at)drk.de.


Advanced Training – IPC and Hygiene/Health Promotion in Emergencies

(Ref-Nr.: 2021-IPC-HHPiE)

  • Date: 08 - 13/08/2021
  • Arrival Date: Sunday (afternoon)
  • Departure Date: Friday (afternoon)
  • Location: Berlin
  • Requirements: ERU Health / WASH induction training or equivalent experience
  • Remarks: Participants are required to complete additional online/distance learning courses and pre-readings prior to the training
  • Application Deadline: 20/06/2021

Contents:

  • New developments in public health in emergencies and outbreak response
  • IFRC Guidelines to Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management
  • Epidemic Control for Volunteers
  • Community Based Surveillance/Case Management
  • Community Engagement and Accountability
  • IPC equipment for public health activities
  • Exchange of experience from recent deployments

Training Application:

German residents/nationals or GRC affiliated applicants must apply via DRK HRnet (https://drkhrnet.de) only!

Applications from other National Societies and IFRC/ICRC will be considered if submitted by their International Cooperation or Disaster Management focal point (National Society) or line manager (IFRC/ICRC) at their headquarters via a short e-mail to surge(at)drk.de stating that the application is supported by the management of the sending entity.

For more information and questions regarding training content, please contact surge(at)drk.de.


ERU Induction Training – WASH MSM20

(Ref-Nr.: 2021-ERU-WASH-MSM20)

Joint Training of Austrian, German and Swedish Red Cross hosted by Austrian Red Cross

  • Date: 23 - 31/10/2021
  • Arrival Date: Saturday (afternoon)
  • Departure Date: Sunday (afternoon)
  • Location: Austria
  • Requirements: ERU WASH (M15) induction training or equivalent experience and specific sanitation expertise
  • Remarks: Participants are required to complete additional online/distance learning courses and pre-readings prior to the training
  • Application Deadline: 22/08/2021

Contents:

  • RCRC Disaster Management (DM) and IFRC Global Response Tools
  • The cluster approach and humanitarian coordination
  • Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and Sphere standards
  • Vulnerable groups in emergencies
  • Accountability to beneficiaries
  • ERU logistics and the modular ERU approach
  • Exchange of experience from recent deployments
  • Information Management (IM) basics
  • Media training
  • Finance and administration basics
  • Staff health
  • ERU HR management, code of conduct and deployment Procedures
  • Humanitarian ethics / International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

WASH specific contents:

  • ERU Mass Sanitation Module (MSM) equipment and approach
  • Community mobilisation and behaviour change communication
  • Working with volunteers/MSM HR management
  • Public health in emergencies/WASH-related diseases
  • Assessment, data collection and baseline survey
  • Project cycle management (PCM)/Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
  • Sphere Standards
  • Hygiene Promotion (HP) in emergencies/RCRC HP approach
  • Epidemic Control for Volunteers (ECV)
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)
  • Excreta disposal in emergencies
  • Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of latrines
  • Chlorination, water storage and distribution
  • Sanitation options and faecal sludge management (FSM)
  • Medical and solid waste management
  • Drainage planning
  • Vector control
  • Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS)
  • Handover and exit strategy

Training Application:

German residents/nationals or GRC affiliated applicants must apply via DRK HRnet (https://drkhrnet.de) only!

Applications from other National Societies and IFRC/ICRC will be considered if submitted by their International Cooperation or Disaster Management focal point (National Society) or line manager (IFRC/ICRC) at their headquarters via a short e-mail to surge(at)drk.de stating that the application is supported by the management of the sending entity.

For more information and questions regarding training content, please contact surge(at)drk.de.


Basic Training – Outbreak Response

(Ref-Nr.: 2021-Outbreak-Response)

  • Date: 25 - 29/10/2021
  • Arrival Date: Monday (lunchtime)
  • Departure Date: Friday (afternoon)
  • Location: Straubing, Bavaria
  • Requirements: ERU Health / WASH induction training or equivalent experience
  • Remarks: Participants are required to complete additional online/distance learning courses and pre-readings prior to the training
  • Application Deadline: 29/08/2021

Contents:

  • Emerging diseases and epidemics
  • Pathology of main diseases
  • Patient-flow and field of work in outbreak response:
  • Taking blood samples/sample transport
  • Disinfection/waste management
  • Management of dead bodies/safe and dignified burials
  • Infection prevention and control (IPC)
  • Screening of suspected cases
  • Personal protection in outbreak response / Donning & doffing
  • Barrier nursing in theory and practice
  • Community based surveillance
  • Psychological aspects of and code of behaviour in response settings
  • The pillars and ethical considerations of outbreak control missions
  • HR management and service for delegates
  • Exchange of experience from outbreak response operations

Training Application:

German residents/nationals or GRC affiliated applicants must apply via DRK HRnet (https://drkhrnet.de) only!

Applications from other National Societies and IFRC/ICRC will be considered if submitted by their International Cooperation or Disaster Management focal point (National Society) or line manager (IFRC/ICRC) at their headquarters via a short e-mail to surge(at)drk.de stating that the application is supported by the management of the sending entity.

For more information and questions regarding training content, please contact surge(at)drk.de.


ETL Emergency Team Leader Training

(Ref-Nr.: 2021-ETL)

  • Date: 15 - 22/11/2021
  • Arrival Date: Sonntag 14.11.2021 (afternoon)
  • Departure Date: Monday 22.11.2021 (noon)
  • Location: Schwanenwerder, Berlin
  • Requirements: ERU, RDRT, FACT or CAP trained and deployed.
    BTC or WORC & IMPACT trained.
  • Remarks: Participants are required to complete additional online/distance learning courses and pre-readings prior to the training
  • Application Deadline: 01.06.2021

Contents:

  • Relational Competencies including self-awareness, effective communications, situational leadership, conflict management and negotiation, and motivation and influence.
  • Strategic Competencies including assessment, analysis, decision making, direction setting, planning and coordination.
  • Operations Management including meeting operational objectives, team skill diagnosis, team management, and information management.
  • Awareness raising topics related to Red Cross/Red
  • Crescent Movement Systems and Administration    

Training Application:

Interested German residents/nationals or GRC affiliated applicants please contact surge(at)drk.de.

For other applicants, the application must be submitted by your respective National Societies.

For more information and questions regarding training content, please contact surge(at)drk.de.


Public Health in Emergencies Training

(Ref.-Nr.: 2021-11-27-PHiE-Training)

  • Date: 28/11- 03/12/2021
  • Arrival Date: Sunday 28.11.2021 (afternoon)
  • Departure Date: Friday 04.12.2021 (noon)
  • Location: TBA, Berlin
  • Requirements: experience in health projects and/or with health background is required. ERU Health / WASH induction training or equivalent experience. WORC & IMPACT trained.
  • Remarks: Participants are required to complete additional online/distance learning courses and pre-readings prior to the training
  • Application Deadline: 23.08.2021

Contents:

  • Disasters Management: Movement partners / other stakeholders, Disaster Cycle, CBHFA & ECV, CEA, PGI
  • Managing Epidemics - Risk Profiling, Outbreak investigation, Epidemiology / Planning for Epidemic Risk
  • cultural considerations, sensitivity and safety, Behaviour change, Training Volunteers, Volunteer management
  • Intro to Vaccines, Health Information Management, Psychosocial Support in Emergencies
  • PHE equipment & tools (ORP & PPE)
  • Monitoring / PoA / Response plan
  • Risk Response, Emerging diseases and epidemics, Community based surveillance
  • Crescent Movement Systems and Administration    

Training Application:

German residents/nationals or GRC affiliated applicants must apply via DRK HRnet (https://drkhrnet.de) only!

Applications from other National Societies and IFRC/ICRC will be considered if submitted by their International Cooperation or Disaster Management focal point (National Society) or line manager (IFRC/ICRC) at their headquarters via a short e-mail to surge(at)drk.de stating that the application is supported by the management of the sending entity.

For more information and questions regarding training content, please contact surge(at)drk.de .

Refresher and capacity building training

Humanitarian response is a constantly changing field of work requiring those involved to be up to date with current technical/sectoral as well as RCRC approaches. Therefore, it is necessary to constantly develop the network of facilitators and to provide training on skills and knowledge required to deliver high quality training.

On these grounds, GRC offers additional opportunities for already trained and/or experienced delegates to be engaged in ongoing training and to facilitate capacity building and to refresh their knowledge/skills at the same time.

This involvement is also an on-the-job training to gain facilitation experience (conducting sessions, adult learning methodologies, learning evaluation, assessment of competencies, providing feedback, etc.), enhance and practice facilitation skills and exchange experiences and lessons learnt from each other’s facilitating experiences.

What is expected?
Delegates are expected to be present during the whole duration of the training as an integrated member of the trainer team. Areas of support are:

Training administration
Tasks include e.g., registration desk, organisational focal person, daily recap, training documentation, training venue preparation, finances

Logistics support
Tasks include e.g., fleet and shuttle service management, loading/unloading and transportation of the training equipment, procurement and supply management, supervise set up/dismantling of training infrastructure

Session facilitation
Tasks include e.g., research for and preparation of the respective training session(s), design session outlines with all the required details (timing, methods, materials, objectives, etc.)

Role play
Tasks include e.g., acting in different roles during case studies/scenarios

Monitoring and evaluation
Tasks include e.g., training observation, task and group feedback to facilitators and participants, advice on areas for improvement, supervise trainees

Cost coverage and insurance?
GRC covers accommodation, full board and travel expenses according to the Federal Travel Expenses Act (BRKG). Additionally, accident insurance and third-party liability insurance during the training, arrival and departure are provided.


CANCELLED: Trainer Support: ERU Induction Training – WASH M40

(Ref-Nr.: Trainer-2021-ERU-WASH-M40)

Joint Training of Austrian, German and Swedish Red Cross hosted by Austrian Red Cross

  • Date: 29/05 - 06/06/2021
  • Arrival Date: Saturday (afternoon)
  • Departure Date: Sunday (afternoon)
  • Location: Austria
  • Requirements: ERU Induction Training – WASH or equivalent; ERU WASH deployment or equivalent emergency WASH experience
  • Application Deadline: 02/05/2021

Contents:

  • RCRC Disaster Management (DM) and IFRC Global Response Tools
  • The cluster approach and humanitarian coordination
  • Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and Sphere standards
  • Vulnerable groups in emergencies
  • Accountability to beneficiaries
  • ERU logistics and the modular ERU approach
  • Exchange of experience from recent deployments
  • Information Management (IM) basics
  • Media training
  • Finance and administration basics
  • Staff health
  • ERU HR management, code of conduct and deployment Procedures
  • Humanitarian ethics / International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

WASH specific contents:

  • Minimum standards in WASH (Sphere)
  • WHO drinking water guidelines
  • Public health in emergencies/WASH-related diseases
  • Assessment and site selection
  • WASH ERUs and disaster response kits
  • Hygiene Promotion (HP) and community mobilisation basics
  • M40 water treatment systems/water purification training
  • Chlorination, water storage and distribution
  • Sanitation basics
  • Drainage basics
  • Vector control basics
  • Water laboratory
  • Handover and exit strategy

Training Support Application:

GRC delegates must apply via DRK HRnet (https://drkhrnet.de) only!

Applications from other National Societies and IFRC/ICRC will be considered if submitted by their International Cooperation or Disaster Management focal point (National Society) or line manager (IFRC/ICRC) at their headquarters via a short e-mail to surge(at)drk.de stating that the application is supported by the management of the sending entity.

After the application deadline the delegates will be contacted individually, and further information will be shared with the selected trainer team. In case of questions, please contact surge(at)drk.de


Trainer Support: Advanced Training – IPC and Hygiene/Health Promotion in Emergencies

(Ref-Nr.: Trainer-2021-IPC-HHPiE)

  • Date: 08 - 13/08/2021
  • Arrival Date: Sunday (afternoon)
  • Departure Date: Friday (afternoon)
  • Location: Berlin
  • Requirements: IPC or Hygiene/Health Promotion in Emergencies Training or equivalent; ERU Health or WASH deployment or equivalent IPC or Hygiene/Health Promotion in emergencies experience
  • Application Deadline: 20/06/2021

Contents:

  • New developments in public health in emergencies and outbreak response
  • IFRC Guidelines to Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management
  • Epidemic Control for Volunteers
  • Community Based Surveillance/Case Management
  • Community Engagement and Accountability
  • IPC equipment for public health activities
  • Exchange of experience from recent deployments

Training Support Application:

GRC delegates must apply via DRK HRnet (https://drkhrnet.de) only!

Applications from other National Societies and IFRC/ICRC will be considered if submitted by their International Cooperation or Disaster Management focal point (National Society) or line manager (IFRC/ICRC) at their headquarters via a short e-mail to surge(at)drk.de stating that the application is supported by the management of the sending entity.

After the application deadline the delegates will be contacted individually, and further information will be shared with the selected trainer team. In case of questions, please contact surge(at)drk.de


Trainer Support: ERU Induction Training – WASH MSM20

(Ref-Nr.: Trainer-2021-ERU-WASH-MSM20)

Joint Training of Austrian, German and Swedish Red Cross hosted by Austrian Red Cross

  • Date: 23 - 31/10/2021
  • Arrival Date: Saturday (afternoon)
  • Departure Date: Sunday (afternoon)
  • Location: Austria
  • Requirements: ERU Induction Training – WASH or equivalent; ERU WASH deployment or equivalent emergency WASH experience
  • Application Deadline: 22/08/2021

Contents:

  • RCRC Disaster Management (DM) and IFRC Global Response Tools
  • The cluster approach and humanitarian coordination
  • Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and Sphere standards
  • Vulnerable groups in emergencies
  • Accountability to beneficiaries
  • ERU logistics and the modular ERU approach
  • Exchange of experience from recent deployments
  • Information Management (IM) basics
  • Media training
  • Finance and administration basics
  • Staff health
  • ERU HR management, code of conduct and deployment Procedures
  • Humanitarian ethics / International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

WASH specific contents:

  • ERU Mass Sanitation Module (MSM) equipment and approach
  • Community mobilisation and behaviour change communication
  • Working with volunteers/MSM HR management
  • Public health in emergencies/WASH-related diseases
  • Assessment, data collection and baseline survey
  • Project cycle management (PCM)/Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
  • Sphere Standards
  • Hygiene Promotion (HP) in emergencies/RCRC HP approach
  • Epidemic Control for Volunteers (ECV)
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)
  • Excreta disposal in emergencies
  • Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of latrines
  • Chlorination, water storage and distribution
  • Sanitation options and faecal sludge management (FSM)
  • Medical and solid waste management
  • Drainage planning
  • Vector control
  • Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS)
  • Handover and exit strategy

Training Support Application:

GRC delegates must apply via DRK HRnet (https://drkhrnet.de) only!

Applications from other National Societies and IFRC/ICRC will be considered if submitted by their International Cooperation or Disaster Management focal point (National Society) or line manager (IFRC/ICRC) at their headquarters via a short e-mail to surge(at)drk.de stating that the application is supported by the management of the sending entity.

After the application deadline the delegates will be contacted individually, and further information will be shared with the selected trainer team. In case of questions, please contact surge(at)drk.de.


Trainer Support: Basic Training – Outbreak Response

(Ref-Nr.: Trainer-2021-Outbreak-Response)

  • Date: 25 - 29/10/2021
  • Arrival Date: Monday (lunchtime)
  • Departure Date: Friday (afternoon)
  • Location: Straubing, Bavaria
  • Requirements: Basic Training – Outbreak Response or equivalent; ERU Health or WASH deployment or equivalent outbreak response experience
  • Application Deadline: 29/08/2021

Contents:

  • Emerging diseases and epidemics
  • Pathology of main diseases
  • Patient-flow and field of work in outbreak response:
    • Taking blood samples/sample transport
    • Disinfection/waste management
    • Management of dead bodies/safe and dignified burials
    • Infection prevention and control (IPC)
    • Screening of suspected cases
  • Personal protection in outbreak response / Donning & doffing
  • Barrier nursing in theory and practice
  • Community based surveillance
  • Psychological aspects of and code of behaviour in response settings
  • The pillars and ethical considerations of outbreak control missions
  • HR management and service for delegates
  • Exchange of experience from outbreak response operations

Training Support Application:

GRC delegates must apply via DRK HRnet (https://drkhrnet.de) only!

Applications from other National Societies and IFRC/ICRC will be considered if submitted by their International Cooperation or Disaster Management focal point (National Society) or line manager (IFRC/ICRC) at their headquarters via a short e-mail to surge(at)drk.de stating that the application is supported by the management of the sending entity.

After the application deadline the delegates will be contacted individually, and further information will be shared with the selected trainer team. In case of questions, please contact surge(at)drk.de


Workshops

Workshops are dedicated to a specific topic and target selected profiles within the surge roster. They serve as a platform for exchanging recent deployment and training related experience to foster institutional knowledge and readiness. In addition, this format will also be used as a vehicle to tackle persistent challenges in international deployments such as capacity building and innovation.

Cost coverage and insurance?
GRC covers accommodation, full board and travel expenses according to the Federal Travel Expenses Act (BRKG). Additionally, accident insurance and third-party liability insurance during the training, arrival and departure are provided.

 

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