Humanitarian programme: managing people & organisationsLyon
- Training course 12 days
Find the training course made for you! Whether a recent graduate, an experienced humanitarian, a high school graduate or an employee looking to change career, whatever your profile or plan, find a training course to suit you at Bioforce among the 172 courses, in 14 countries and online.
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Bioforce offers solutions made for and by humanitarian actors, which place practice and meaning at the heart of pedagogy.
These trainings evolve with the humanitarian context to bring you the most adapted tools and guarantee you the expected operational level.
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It is currently difficult for many humanitarian and development organisations to recruit and retain skilled programme managers. These difficulties directly impact the efficiency of their programmes. Over recent years there has been increased attention given by humanitarian and development agencies to the quality of humanitarian and development practice and raised awareness of the importance of ensuring programme quality in the sector. Bioforce has been actively involved in these developments through extensive consultations on the challenges faced by NGOs. Developing their ability to hire, develop and retain competent managers has been recognised as a top priority. Both humanitarian and development organisations as well as individuals expressed the need for training programmes that enable potential and current managers to develop their technical, analytical and personal skills.
You are interested in this diploma course but unable to attend this several-week-long training programme? You are welcome to attend it at your own pace
Participants in our diploma courses gave them an average score of 3.2/4 in 2021.
Real life simulations
A workbased learning in the field
5 training units (open training courses) are part of this diploma course:
Field exercise to develop, through a field scenario-based exercice, operational capacity and autonomy
+ 6 month-practical period (field assignment with an international organisation)
Minimum age: 22 years old
English language level: Minimum B2 (according to European language levels – Self Assessment Grid).
Applicants with experience in the aid sector, involvement in the non-profit sector, experience abroad, driving licence or first-aid certificate are particularly sought after
Education or work experience in one of the following areas:
Team management, project management, budget management.
Or in an area where you have demonstrated skills that are transferrable to the aid sector: health, media, social or education, civil engineering, renovation, international relations and politics, cooperation and development, agriculture, logistics…
Required level of education or work experience in one of the above-mentioned areas:
Minimum 2-year higher education diploma (“bac +2” in France or equivalent) and minimum 3 years of full-time work experience in one of the above-mentioned areas.
Strong computer skills are required.
1. Online application
Fill-out the electronic version of the application form. You will be asked to upload your CV and cover letter. Your application will be examined by Bioforce staff upon receipt of the 60€ administration fees (we will acknowledge receipt of your payment via email). Payment is possible by bank transfer, cheque or postal order payable to Bioforce. Submitted applications will be examined by Bioforce staff based on completed application package, pre-requisites, expectations for the training, etc. Within 2 months upon receipt of your payment, we will contact you by email to inform you about the next steps.
2. Interview (if needed)
Should Bioforce staff members require further information about your application, an interview can be organised (remote or in-person).
Selected candidates will receive an admission email:
– within 15 days after their interview
– if no interview is required, within 2 months upon receipt of your payment.
To secure your place in the training you must send back the full training fees and the signed quote. Upon receipt of the signed quote and the evidence of payment, we will confirm your registration by email and send you the convocation letter with all necessary information, including the training schedule, other practical details and a visa support letter.
Levels of responsibility vary considerably and depend on your prior experience and skills, as well as the humanitarian context and the employing organisation. Bear in mind that you usually take on more responsibilities over time. Some examples of positions Bioforce graduates now hold in the aid sector, showing various levels of responsibility and leadership:
First level: proposal writer/specialist, reporting officer, monitoring officer, project officer, programme officer
Intermediate level: head of project, budget, planning and reporting manager, monitoring and evaluation manager
High level: project coordinator, programme coordinator, field coordinator, head of office, regional coordinator, head of mission, country director, desk, technical coordinator.
80% of our students find work in the aid sector after completing their training.
I have already 3 years of humanitarian professional experience and I followed the Humanitarian Programme Manager Training at Bioforce. I came to this school to reorganise my skills and learn new methods that will be useful to me during my next professional experiences, but also because of Bioforce has a high reputation in the humanitarian training sector and enable to obtain professional certifications.
He followed this training in 2019
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Diane was Geographical Manager for Latin America and Asia at the head office of the NGO Enfants Réfugiés du Monde, then national coordinator of an associative network carrying out development projects in Morocco. Her career then led her to editorial responsibilities within the WISE initiative (World Innovation Summit for Education), then consultant in the fields of education, innovation and strategic support to actors of international solidarity. Diane joined the Bioforce Europe Training Centre in 2017.
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