German Red Cross Trainings and volunteers

Training Programme for International Deployments 2022

  • 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.

  • Introduction

    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 who want to become part of the GRC Surge roster. All people who are trained and ready to be deployed on Surge missions with GRC are gathered in the GRC Roster, which is composed of 28 technical pools:

     

    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.

    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/.

    Interested in joining the German Red Cross Surge roster?

    To apply for a training and to become part of the surge roster, we kindly request you to set up your profile in GRCReady, GRC’s online surge personnel management software. Soon the roster will reopen for registration and the link for application will be available here.

    Miscellaneous

    Please note that in the course of 2022 additional trainings might come up. The relevant dates and application details will be shared at https://www.drk.de/en/be-involved/training-programme-for-international-deployments/ as well as in GRCReady.

     

  • 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.

    • 2G model (VR = Vaccinated/Recovered) and negative COVID-19 PCR test

    Only participants who are fully vaccinated or deemed to have recovered from a Covid-19 infection will be allowed access to the event or facility concerned. Proof of vaccination and recovery must be digitally verifiable. Additionally, 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 trainings

    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 in GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com).

    These courses can be accessed through the RCRC Learning Platform (www.ifrc.org/learning-platform). However, for a quick access to all of them make sure you check out our dedicated Playlist.

    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. Surge Video Series: an introduction to Rapid Response in Disasters and Crisis

    What is Surge? Which are the key concepts and principles in emergency response for each of the sectors? What are the tools and different resources available to carry out the response? How do the different sectors work with each other? This curriculum is meant as an introduction to Surge. Each 20-minute course includes an episode focusing on each of the sectors involved.
    (5:40 min)

    II. 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.
    (4:30 hours)

    III. Stay Safe 2.0 – Level I, II, III

    This first level is aimed at office workers who do not engage in field or emergency work, but who require basic safety and security training. This second level is meant for staff and volunteers working in emergencies in a national context or abroad. This third level is aimed at those who have security management responsibilities for staff working nationally and internationally.
    (5:05 hours)

    IV. 101: Corruption Prevention

    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.
    (2:30 hours)

    V: Targeted – An introduction to Cyber Security

    The aim of this course is to increase your awareness of information security, give you an insight into the dangers that exist, and provide you with the tools to make the right decisions at difficult times to ensure we all remain safe from increasing threats.
    (0:30 hours)

    VI: Introduction to Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

    This course will help you learn about our policy commitments to protect people we work with. It will focus on the risks of sexual exploitation and abuse; our responsibilities to prevent and protect from harm; and what to do if you are concerned about the safety of a person who might be at risk or suffered from abuse.
    (0:30 hours)

    VII: Introduction to Child Protection

    This short course describes UNICEF's work in the field of Child Protection, and why it matters. In this course, you explore the goals, programmes, challenges and achievements of child protection work.
    (0:30 hours)

    VIII: Unconscious Bias and Diversity Essentials

    Diverse organisations and leadership teams are more successful than those which are not. Based on expert guidance from leading equality and diversity consultant, Femi Otitoju. The Unconscious Bias & Diversity Essentials help you be more aware of your own biases, be a more inclusive leader and empower your team to perform to their full potential.
    (1:40 hours)

    IX. 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.
    (4:00 hours)

    X. 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.
    (0:50 hours)

    XI. 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.
    (0:30 hours)

    XII. 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.
    (1:00 hour)

    XIII. 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.
    (3:00 hours)

    XIV. Code of Conduct (English Document)

    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)

     

  • 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?

    Most 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. We can host up to 50% international participants from all parts of the Movement per 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. In general, participants are expected to cover their travel costs, except for those currently working as a GRC delegate.

     

  • Get an overview here:

  • ► Basic Training – Water Treatment and Supply / TWA Grundlehrgang

    • Date: to be confirmed by training provider
    • Location: to be confirmed by training provider
    • Requirements: Technical skills and knowledge or profession
    • Remarks: This training is delivered in German

     

    Contents:

    • Water treatment methods
    • Hydrological cycle and water supply options
    • Drinking water laws and regulations
    • Occupational safety and hygiene
    • Working with chemicals
    • Site and raw water source selection
    • Water treatment hardware basics
    • Field trip to municipal water treatment plant
    • Setting up and operating a water treatment plant:
    • Chemical pre-treatment
    • Filtration, storage and distribution
    • Chlorination and disinfection
    • Water analysis/laboratory
    • Operation and maintenance (O&M)

     

    Training Application:

    Please contact the following regional branches, i.e. training providers, for more information on upcoming training opportunities and application process:

    Regional branch Baden

    https://www.drk-baden.de/angebote/bevoelkerungsschutz-und-rettung/bevoelkerungsschutz/trinkwassernotversorgung.html

    Regional branch Bavaria

    https://www.international.brk.de/aktuelles/presse-service/alt/grundausbildung-trinkwasseraufbereitung-2020.html

    Regional branch Hessen

    https://www.drk-hessen.de/seminare/katastrophenschutz/technik-und-logistik/trinkwasser.html

    Regional branch Nordrhein

    https://www.drk-lano.de/angebote/einsatz-fuehrungs-und-leitungskraefte/einsatzkraefte

     

  • ► ERU Induction Training – Health

    (Update: Training CANCELLED!) ERU Induction Training – Health

    • Date: 17 - 25/03/2022
    • Arrival Date: Thursday (afternoon)
    • Departure Date: Friday (afternoon)
    • Location: Berlin/Germany
    • Requirements: Medical qualification/profession with minimum 2 years working experience (i.e. Midwife; Nurse: Anaesthesia / ICU / OT / Ward / Paediatric; Physiotherapist; Nutritionist; Public Health; Medical Specialist: General Practitioner / Anaesthesiologist / Gynaecologist / Obstetrician / Orthopaedist / Paediatrician / Surgeon / Psychologist / Psychotherapist; Medical Technical Assistant: Radiology / Laboratory; Pharmacist / Medical Logistician)
    • Remarks: Participants are required to complete additional online/distance learning courses and pre-readings prior to the training
    • Application Deadline: 31/01/2022

     

    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)

     

    Health specific contents:

    • Public health in emergencies
    • Health ERUs
    • Health care and nursing in emergency response settings
    • Reproductive, maternal, new-born and child health (RMNCH)
    • Paediatrics
    • Hygiene Promotion (HP) and community mobilisation basics
    • WASH and Nutrition
    • Cholera response basics
    • Psychosocial Support in Emergencies (PSSiE)
    • Health Information System (HIS)
    • Interagency Emergency Health Kit (IEHK)
    • Vaccination campaigns
    • Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HHWTS)
    • Medical waste management
    • Setting up an emergency clinic
    • Planning of an emergency hospital

     

    Training Application:

    German residents/nationals or GRC affiliated applicants must apply via GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com) 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 M15

    (Update: Training CANCELLED!) ERU Induction Training – WASH M15

    • Date: 17 - 25/03/2022
    • Arrival Date: Thursday (afternoon)
    • Departure Date: Friday (afternoon)
    • Location: Berlin/Germany
    • 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: 31/01/2022

     

    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/water-related diseases
    • Assessment and site selection
    • WASH ERUs and disaster response kits
    • Hygiene Promotion (HP) and community mobilisation basics
    • Cholera response basics
    • M15 water treatment systems/water purification training
    • Chlorination, water storage and distribution
    • Sanitation basics
    • Drainage basics
    • Vector control basics
    • Water laboratory
    • Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HHWTS)
    • Medical waste management
    • Setting up an emergency clinic
    • Planning of an emergency hospital

     

    Training Application:

    German residents/nationals or GRC affiliated applicants must apply via GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com) 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.

     

  • ► IMPACT - International Mobilization and Preparation for Action

    • Date: 28/03 - 08/04/2022 (mornings)
    • Location: Online
    • Remarks: Participants are required to complete additional online/distance learning courses and pre-readings prior to the training
    • Application Deadline: 31.01.2022

     

    Objectives:

    The purpose of IMPACT is to prepare international staff and volunteers recruited by National Societies and by the Federation to fulfil their role as delegates in the field by improving their understanding of the organization's principles, mandates, organizational culture and work in conflicts, disasters, and development.

    The objectives of the course are to:

    1. Increase participants' understanding of and commitment to the Values and Fundamental Principles, RCRC mandate and culture.
    2. Address problems and challenges of working in situations of conflicts, disaster, capacity building and development.
    3. Provide participants with knowledge, skills, and practical tips to aid them in working effectively with the host National Society and their colleagues in field offices.

    The IMPACT course replaced the previous Basic Training Course (BTC) in 2009 and has since been hosted and implemented by various National Societies and the IFRC secretariat.

    The IMPACT course, has been designed to further prepare Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) staff for their work in an international context (ICRC, Federation, National Societies). The course focuses on the role of a delegate working with a host National Society and other Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners.

    The IMPACT course provides participants with updated knowledge of the different contexts in which the components of the Movement operate together, the tools available to respond to the different situations, and further introduces people to the values and Fundamental Principles of the Movement. It attempts to have participants experience the realities of working as Red Cross Red Crescent international staff through a variety of practical case studies and scenarios.

    Training Application:

    German Red Cross Surge roster members must apply via GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com) only!

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

    For more information and questions regarding IMPACT training content, please t.wurr(at)drk.de (IMPACT focal point).

  • ► ERU Induction Training – WASH M40

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

    • Date: 26/06 - 03/07/2022
    • Arrival Date: Sunday (afternoon)
    • Departure Date: Sunday (afternoon)
    • Location: Laubegg/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: 17/04/2022

     

    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 GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com) 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 – Family Planning in Emergencies

    Pilot Training in collaboration with Bayer AG

    • Date: 07- 10/07/2022
    • Arrival Date: Thursday (afternoon)
    • Departure Date: Sunday(afternoon)
    • Location: Berlin/Germany
    • Requirements: ERU Health induction training or equivalent experience and health care professional (ideal midwife, nurse, medical doctor in OBS/GYN)
    • Remarks: Participants are required to complete additional online/distance learning courses and pre-readings prior to the training Application
    • Deadline: 05/15/2022

     

    Contents:

    • Introduction of Family Planning (FP) as part of minimum standards in humanitarian relief operations
    • FP methods and eligibility criteria in Emergencies
    • Counselling for FP
    • Hands On Insertation and Removal Training of selected FP methods
    • Hands On setup and management of FP Services in the field
    • Community Engagement and Accountability, cultural sensitivity and volunteer management
    • Quality and Monitoring of FP Services
    • Exchange of experience from peer to peer learning

     

    Training Application:

    German residents/nationals or GRC affiliated applicants must apply via GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com) 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 – Community-based IPC and Hygiene/Health Promotion

    • Date: 01 - 05/08/2022
    • Arrival Date: Monday (afternoon)
    • Departure Date: Friday (afternoon)
    • Location: Berlin/Germany
    • 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: 23/05/2022

     

    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 GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com) 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

    • Date: 03 - 08/10/2022
    • Arrival Date: Monday (afternoon)
    • Departure Date: Saturday (afternoon)
    • Location: Berlin/Germany
    • 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: 31/07/2022

     

    Contents:

    • Emerging diseases and epidemics
    • Pathology of main diseases
    • Patient-flow and field of work in health care facilities:
      • 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 GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com) 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.

     

  • ► Public Health in Emergencies (B level)

    • Date: 13 – 19/11/2022
    • Arrival Date:  Sunday (afternoon)
    • Departure Date: Saturday (afternoon)
    • Location:  Berlin/Germany
    • Requirements: ERU Health induction training or equivalent experience and health care professional
    • Remarks:  Participants are required to complete additional online/distance learning courses and pre-readings prior to the training

    Application Deadline:  04/09/2022

    Contents:  RCRC’s public health role in emergencies

    • IFRC Global Response Tools
    • Disasters and public health trends
    • Introduction to epidemics:
    • - Epidemiological terms
    •  - Outbreak investigation
    •  - Risk profiling
    • Rapid Health Assessment
    • Identification of vulnerable groups
    • Prioritization of health interventions
    • Public health equipment and tools
    • Public health delegate roles
    • Exchange of experience from public health response operations

    Training Application:

    German residents/nationals or GRC affiliated applicants must apply via GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com) 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.

  • ► IFRC Humanitarian Information Analysis Capacity Course

    • Date: 25-29/4/2022
    • Location: Berlin, Germany
    • Audience: Operations decision makers, Assessment Specialist, and Information Managers of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Network & Movement, including CEA, IM, PMER, PGI, Anticipation Risk Financing, and Sector Specific Delegates (for specific requirements read the download document)
    • Language: The course will be delivered in English, including all materials
    • Participants: 25 Participants maximum


    By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

    • Support NS and participate in the design, planning and implementation phases of the Emergency Needs Assessment process, ensuring adequate linkages with response planning, within and across IFRC, from the design phase to the end-product.
    • Support and participate in other coordinated assessment and joint analysis processes (National Societies, humanitarian organisations/agencies and sector/clusters) including anticipatory analysis.
    • Recognize and select amongst a range of resources and techniques to design and implement quality analysis plans and processes that lead to improved needs assessment that fit the requirements of delivering while considering speed, cost, and scope.
    • Assess the quality of analytical products and existing assessments and their relevance for strategic/programmatic decision-making in emergencies.
    • Reflect on their own individual skills and competencies and know how they can improve their knowledge and best contribute to ENA processes through the exposure to analytical processes, tools and techniques.

     

    Specific objectives include:

    • Describe the different steps, skills, resources, and strategies required to design and plan for quality, timely and credible analysis during emergencies.
    • Identify individual and organisational barriers or cognitive processes that can impact the quality of analysis, and strategies to minimize their influence.
    • Describe the analytical spectrum, from descriptive to anticipatory and prescriptive analysis, the different information focuses it includes, and the skills and resources required for each level.
    • Recognize the importance and promote the use of analytical frameworks when undertaking needs analysis.
    • Assess different types of information products to judge their usability and suitability for decision making as well as their limitations.
    • Develop strategies to overcome inherent uncertainty in analysis and be able to communicate limitations appropriately.
    • Demonstrate an ability to undertake analytical and critical thinking through appropriate use of reflexivity and analytical rigor.

     

    Focal Points for the coordination of the event
    Hussam Saeid (H.saeid(at)drk.de) & Vincent Annoni (Vincent.Annoni(at)ifrc.org)

     

  • 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.

  • Refresher and capacity building training

    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.

  • Get an overview here:

  • ► Training Support: ERU Induction Training – Health

    (Update: Training CANCELLED!) Training Support: ERU Induction Training – Health

    • Date: 14 - 25/03/2022
    • Arrival Date: Monday (afternoon)
    • Departure Date: Friday (afternoon)
    • Location: Berlin/Germany
    • Requirements: ERU Induction Training – Health/WASH or equivalent; ERU Health deployment or equivalent emergency Health experience
    • Application Deadline: 31/01/2022

     

    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)

     

    Health specific contents:

    • Public health in emergencies
    • Health ERUs
    • Health care and nursing in emergency response settings
    • Reproductive, maternal, new-born and child health (RMNCH)
    • Paediatrics
    • Hygiene Promotion (HP) and community mobilisation basics
    • WASH and Nutrition
    • Cholera response basics
    • Psychosocial Support in Emergencies (PSSiE)
    • Health Information System (HIS)
    • Interagency Emergency Health Kit (IEHK)
    • Vaccination campaigns
    • Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HHWTS)
    • Medical waste management
    • Setting up an emergency clinic
    • Planning of an emergency hospital

     

    Training Support Application:

    GRC delegates must apply via GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com) 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.

     

  • ► Training Support: ERU Induction Training – WASH M15

    (Update: Training CANCELLED!) Training Support: ERU Induction Training – WASH M15

    • Date: 14 - 25/03/2022
    • Arrival Date: Monday (afternoon)
    • Departure Date: Friday (afternoon)
    • Location: Berlin/Germany
    • Requirements: ERU Induction Training – Health/WASH or equivalent; ERU WASH deployment or equivalent emergency WASH experience
    • Application Deadline: 31/01/2022

     

    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/water-related diseases
    • Assessment and site selection
    • WASH ERUs and disaster response kits
    • Hygiene Promotion (HP) and community mobilisation basics
    • Cholera response basics
    • M15 water treatment systems/water purification training
    • Chlorination, water storage and distribution
    • Sanitation basics
    • Drainage basics
    • Vector control basics
    • Water laboratory
    • Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HHWTS)
    • Medical waste management
    • Setting up an emergency clinic
    • Planning of an emergency hospital

     

    Training Support Application:

    GRC delegates must apply via GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com) 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.

  • ► Training Support: ERU Induction Training – WASH M40

    • Joint Training of Austrian, German and Swedish Red Cross hosted by Austrian Red Cross
    • Date: 26/06 - 03/07/2022
    • Arrival Date: Sunday (afternoon)
    • Departure Date: Sunday (afternoon)
    • Location: Laubegg/Austria
    • Requirements: ERU Induction Training – WASH or equivalent; ERU WASH deployment or equivalent emergency WASH experience
    • Application Deadline: 31/03/2022

     

    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 GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com) 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.

  • ► Training Support: Advanced Training – Family Planning in Emergencies

    Pilot Training in collaboration with Bayer AG

    • Date: 07- 10/07/2022
    • Arrival Date: Thursday (afternoon)
    • Departure Date: Sunday(afternoon)
    • Location: Berlin/Germany
    • Requirements: ERU Health induction training or equivalent experience and health care professional (ideal midwife, nurse, medical doctor in OBS/GYN)
    • Application Deadline: 04/28/2022

     

    Contents:

    • Introduction of Family Planning (FP) as part of minimum standards in humanitarian relief operations
    • FP methods and eligibility criteria in Emergencies
    • Counselling for FP - Hands On Insertation and Removal Training of selected FP methods
    • Hands On setup and management of FP Services in the field
    • Community Engagement and Accountability, cultural sensitivity and volunteer management
    • Quality and Monitoring of FP Services
    • Exchange of experience from peer to peer learning

     

    Training Support Application:

    GRC delegates must apply via GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com) 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.

  • ► Training Support: Advanced Training – Community-based IPC and Hygiene/Health Promotion

    • Date: 01 - 05/08/2022
    • Arrival Date: Monday (afternoon)
    • Departure Date: Friday (afternoon)
    • Location: Berlin/Germany
    • 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: 30/04/2022

     

    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 GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com) 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.

     

  • ► Training Support: Basic Training – Outbreak Response

    • Date: 03 - 08/10/2022
    • Arrival Date: Monday (afternoon)
    • Departure Date: Saturday (afternoon)
    • Location: Berlin/Germany
    • Requirements: Basic Training – Outbreak Response or equivalent; ERU Health or WASH deployment or equivalent outbreak response experience
    • Application Deadline: 30/06/2022

     

    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 GRCReady (https://grcready.rpm.molnix.com) 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.

     

  • Abbreviations

    DRK Deutsches Rotes Kreuz
    ERU Emergency Response Unit
    FAF First Aid in the Field
    FP Family Planning
    GRC German Red Cross
    HR Human Resources ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
    ICU Intensive Care Unit
    IFRC International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    IMPACT International Mobilization and Preparation for Action Training
    M15 Module for 15.000 beneficiaries
    M40 Module for 40.000 beneficiaries
    MSM20 Mass Sanitation Module for 20.000 beneficiaries
    OT Operating Theatre
    RCRC Red Cross and Red Crescent
    WASH Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
    WHO World Health Organization

     


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