Of course, you will develop new skills and discover a whole new world with its own language, codes and debates. What you need to do is to play an active part in your training and be prepared to challenge your beliefs. Sometimes, you’ll feel disheartened. At Bioforce, we understand this. That is why we offer support throughout your time at the training centre, and beyond. It starts with your training coordinator. This is the first person you will meet, who will take the time to explain how the course works and to review your plans. They will convey feedback on behalf of the whole teaching team halfway through the course regarding your progress. And this is the person you should contact should you experience any difficulties during the course, or during your humanitarian assignment. Our careers advisers also offer one-to-one meetings, during which they shine a light on this new professional environment to help match your aspirations to the needs of humanitarian organisations. You can count on us.
Count on us
During your diploma courses, you will have classes, take part in group work and undergo regular assessments. We support you through the transition process from student to professional humanitarian.
Your coordinator is on-hand every step of the way
Throughout your course, your training programme coordinator will monitor your skills and discuss this with you. You will be asked to carry out self-assessments, both on the knowledge and skills taught in lessons and the inter-personal skills you need to work as a humanitarian.Your training programme coordinators
Our careers advisers will guide you along the humanitarian path
Our careers advisers, specialised in the humanitarian sector, will help you hone your applications (CV, cover letter, interview preparation) and decide on your specific career objectives.Your careers advisers
Bioforce Regional Training Centre Europe
Making it easier to meet the humanitarian community
Over 30 international aid organisations are here to meet you every year at Bioforce, in Lyon and in Dakar, during the humanitarian forum, to talk to you and get to know you better before you finish your training.
It is very important for us to take part in this forum, not only to ensure that trainees are aware of Oxfam and what we do across the world, but also, working with Bioforce enables us to have access to people who are trained, who understand humanitarian work and who can be operational in the countries where we work quickly.
Alumni (diploma course in Logistics, 2004)
Head of Logistics and Supply, Intermon Oxfam
The NGO forum is a key event for students, but also for international aid organisations. It offers an opportunity to see the development in the profiles of people training at Bioforce, to present our organisation and what we do, and to talk to students.
Alumni (diploma course in HR & Finance, 2004)
HR Manager, Triangle Génération Humanitaire