UN-CMCoord Skills Training
The UN-CMCoord Skills Training aims to train those currently or potentially engaged in UN-CMCoord operations to contribute to the effectiveness of international emergency relief operations by promoting appropriate and effective humanitarian-military relationships.
By the end of the training event, civil-military practitioners will perform their tasks more confidently through:
Taking an active part in supporting the dialogue with military and armed actors in their respective duty station.
Assuming responsibilities in UN-CMCoord, in particular by actively participating in mechanisms promoting humanitarian-military information exchange and interactions.
Joining a network of UN-CMCoord expert personnel
Reaction and Planned Action
After participating in the UN-CMCoord Skills Training, civil-military practitioners will:
React positively to the overall training and share the philosophy of UN-CMCoord in humanitarian response.
Join a robust pool of UN-CMCoord experts willing to keep abreast of latest developments to self-develop and contribute to a supportive civil-military environment in their respective duty station.
Score an 80 percent relevance rate of each individual session/topic of the course.
Learning and Confidence
After completing the UN-CMCoord Skills Training, civil-military practitioners will:
Draw the main steps of a UN-CMCoord operation and highlight key differences based on the context (i.e. sudden onset, escalating and protracted humanitarian crises)
Identify key civil-military coordination tools and explain how to maximize their impact in operational contexts.
Challenge UN-CMCoord standards and principles with operational realities.
Utilize confidently crucial information management tools to boost interoperability in UN-CMCoord operations.
Apply influential communication skills to foster the civil-military dialogue in CMCoord preparedness and response.
Design and maintain coherent civil-military platforms for information sharing and interactions in emergencies.
Optimize the use of civil-military collaborative working tools for preparedness and response effectiveness
Application and Implementation
When trained civil-military practitioners assume their functions they will:
Exercise a key role in support of the civil-military coordination dialogue in their respective duty station
Take an active part in establishing and maintaining platforms for interaction and information exchange at their respective duty station
Gain trust and confidence from all actors of civil-military coordination through demonstration of professionalism, dedication and organizational integrity.
24 participants will be selected on the following criteria:
OCHA will identify candidates who meet pre-determined criteria and are currently or will be most likely involved in emergency response.
Graduate of UN-CMCoord Course /or/ graduate of Preparedness and Response Effectiveness Programme (PREP) Course and UN-CMCoord eCourse
Experience working in emergency relief and response, coordination, operational support in complex emergencies or natural disaster, either with humanitarian agencies, military or both.
Current member of a formal OCHA Surge Mechanism (i.e. ASP, SBPP, ERR).
For active military personnel, current or recent operational deployment (e.g. PKO, CIMIC, civil-military personnel)
Excellent oral and written English is essential
Collaborative working week (i.e. webinar using WebEx, Google+)
Web-based preparatory sessions (i.e. webinar using WebEx)
Participatory approaches using facilitated discussions
Group and individual work, including analysis and role plays on real case studies to allow for practical application of information and concepts presented
Presentations in plenary
Written assignments (i.e. preparatory phase and evaluation)
Residential with a duration of 5.5 days
Two events per year in Switzerland
No course fee
Accommodation and meals covered by organizers
Sending organizations/office responsible for travel costs and applicable allowances
Course coordinator/Lead Facilitator (OCHA)
Three Co-facilitators/Technical Subject-Matter Experts on civil-military coordination (i.e. inter-agency representatives)
E-learning coordination (OCHA)
Personal invitation letters are issued three months before the course.