Managing information during a humanitarian emergency is a crucial part of any operation.

An Information Manager will help support the emergency response through supporting processes to collect, analyse and share information about the situation among the various actors involved, internally and externally to Plan International. The information needs to be presented in easy-to-use formats, such as maps or tables, to support swift decision-making at all levels and to ensure efficient coordination.

Welcome to Plan’s introductory course to Disaster Risk Management. The course is designed for Plan staff who are interested in Disaster Risk Management and how it relates to their work.

This is a self-paced course, which allows you to move from one module and lesson to the next at your own speed. The course is not graded, but you will receive a Certificate of Achievement of the course.

The course is designed for all DRM staff, both managers and front line staff, who are working on / interested in child protection and related DRM activities in emergency settings.

It's to help you understand child protection in emergencies, and why it is important for children and youth.

We'll mention the key legal instruments for child protection in emergencies, and describe some key interventions for child protection in emergencies. You'll also be able to pick up some tips on how to communicate with children and youth in emergencies.

This is a self-paced course, which allows you to move from one module and lesson to the next at your own speed. The course is not graded, but you will receive a Certificate of Achievement of the course.

The course is structured into eight modules:

  1. Module B1 - Introduction to Child Protection in Emergencies
  2. Module B2 - CPiE Assessments and Response Planning
  3. Module B3 - Child Protection Systems and community-based child protection mechanisms
  4. Module B4 - Psychosocial Support in Emergencies
  5. Module B5 - Child Friendly Spaces
  6. Module B6 - Separated and Unaccompanied Children
  7. Module B7 - Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups (CAAFAG)
  8. Module B8 - Mainstreaming Child Protection in other humanitarian sectors

Welcome to Plan’s Education in Emergencies course. The course is designed for Plan staff who are interested in Education in Emergencies and how it relates to their work.
 
It's to help you understand education in emergencies, and why it is important for children and youth.
  
This is a self-paced course, which allows you to move from one module and lesson to the next at your own speed. The course is not graded, but you will receive a Certificate of Achievement of the course.

Apologies this course is currently under review and therefore not accessible at the moment.

Course Summary

Welcome to Plan’s Course in Intermediate Humanitarian Logistics. The course is designed for Plan staff who are interested in logistics and how it relates to their work.

The main goal of the course is: To equip participants with skills, tools and techniques to more effectively and efficiently perform or support logistics tasks following recognized practices and standards and to help professionalize and improve logistics in the Humanitarian sector.

This is a self-paced course, which allows you to move from one module and lesson to the next at your own speed. We estimate that the course will take approximately 2 or 3 hours to complete. The course is not graded, but you will receive a Certificate of Achievement of the course.




Introductory Course in Climate Change Adaptation.

The course is designed for Plan staff and aid workers who are interested in climate change and how it relates to their work.

This is a self-paced course, which allows you to move from one module and lesson to the next at your own speed. We estimate that the course will take approximately 3 hours to complete. The course is not graded, but you will receive a Certificate of Achievement of the course.

As you work through the course, you are encouraged to communicate with and learn from other colleagues participating in the course, through the course Forum.

This is not a standard elearning course but it is a "learning arena" with high quality learning resources about Psychological First Aid and Staff Care.

Most of the resources could be useful for both self-directed learning and as working tools.

Psychological First Aid (PFA): Care and Support for People in the aftermath of crisis events.

Psychological First Aid is an approach providing humane, supportive and practical assistance to people suffering from serious crisis events. It addresses both social and psychological support to bring comfort and help people begin to cope in the immediate aftermath of an emergency.

Psychological First Aid is the approach recommended by WHO and international experts in crisis response in the immediate aftermath of an emergency to support people safely and effectively.

Staff Caring: the IFRC "Caring for Volunteers: A Psychosocial Support Toolkit"

Psychological First Aid

When terrible things happen, we want to reach out a helping hand to those who are affected. Psychological First Aid – or PFA – involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is a framework for providing social and emotional support in ways that respect people's dignity, culture and abilities.

Perhaps you are a staff member or volunteer helping in a major disaster, a teacher or health worker helping a community member who has witnessed a violent death, or you find yourself at the scene of an accident where people are hurt. You do not have to be a mental health professional to learn how to provide PFA.

This course will help you to know the most supportive things to say and do for people who are very distressed. It will help you learn how to approach a new situation safely for yourself and others, and not to cause harm by your actions.

This e-learning module is based upon the Psychological First Aid: Guide for field workers (2011) and its accompanying Facilitation Manual for Orienting Field Workers (2013) developed by World Health Organization, War Trauma Foundation and World Vision International. These resources are available in several languages on the WHO website: http://www.who.int/en/.

 

Different Needs - Equal Opportunities: Increasing Effectiveness of Humanitarian Action for Women, Girls, Boys and Men

This self-directed ecourse provides the basic steps a humanitarian worker must take to ensure gender equality in programming.

The course includes information on the core issues of gender and how it relates to other aspects of humanitarian response, including camp management and coordination, education, food issues, gender-based violence, health, livelihoods, non-food items, protection, shelter, water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Watch the 3-minute trailer for the course.

Des besoins différents – Des chances égales. Améliorer l’efficacité de l’action humanitaire pour les femmes, les filles, les garçons et les hommes

Cette ecourse autogéré fournit les étapes de base d'un travailleur humanitaire doit prendre pour assurer l'égalité des sexes dans la programmation.

Le cours comprend des informations sur les questions fondamentales de l'égalité et comment il se rapporte à d'autres aspects de la réponse humanitaire, y compris la gestion des camps et de la coordination, de l'éducation, les questions alimentaires, la violence, la santé, les moyens de subsistance en fonction du sexe, des articles non alimentaires, protection, abri, l'eau, l'assainissement et l'hygiène.

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We would like to welcome you to this EBOLA learning arena.                                ebola-4716_l_8906b14afc097ca4.jpg

This is not a standard elearning course but it is a "learning arena" with high quality learning resources about EBOLA.

Most of the resources could be useful for both self-directed learning and as working tools.

The elearning training course Ebola Awareness Quick Guide / Sensibilisation à Ebola (in English and French versions) has been developed by disasterready.org and it is here hosted upon concession agreement.

EN = This 15-minute quick guide increases awareness of the Ebola virus outbreak including signs & symptoms, transmission, risk of exposure, and prevention. Developed with content available from the World Health Organization, CDC, and other organizations, this quick guide is intended for the general public and aid workers without specialized health training.

FR = Ce petit guide de 15 minutes  sensibilise davantage à l’épidémie du virus Ebola sur les signes et les symptômes, la transmission, les risques liés à l’exposition ainsi que la prévention. Conçu en partenariat avec l'Organisation mondiale de la santé, le CDC et d’autres organisations, il est destiné à un large public et aux travailleurs humanitaires sans connaissances médicales préalables.

The new "Psychological first aid during Ebola virus disease outbreaks" is an adaptation of the Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers (World Health Organization, War Trauma Foundation, World Vision International, 2011).

Rapid Needs Assessment in Emergencies

This course is aimed at all humanitarian workers, both decision makers and/or implementers, involved in all of the phases (steps) of a rapid needs assessment (RNA) in disaster situations who want to better understand and implement RNA processes.

The course provides standard technical information, contents and examples that are relevant to any humanitarian actor, along with additional specific contents related to RNA within Plan, which are more suitable for Plan staff.

This is a self-paced course, which allows you to move from one module and unit to the next at your own speed. We estimate that the course will take approximately 20 hours to complete. The course is not graded, but you will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon completion of the course.




The communities with which Plan works face multiple risks and setbacks to their development. Unexpected and intense weather events, violent conflict and other social, economic and environmental shocks and stresses are becoming increasingly uncertain and unpredictable. The efforts of international development organisations such as Plan are being undermined by increasing levels and complexity of risk.

In this context, it is essential that we take every opportunity to foster the resilience of the children and communities with whom we work. In order for children and communities to have a wide variety of strategies to deal with disturbances, our development programming needs to help to build these strategies across all sectors.

The aim of the toolkit and this course is to help Plan staff to identify and implement changes to how we work and what we do across our development programmes so that they better contribute to resilience building. The tools address both strategic level decision making and planning process for individual projects. They are designed to be used in conjunction with Plan's existing manuals and guidance.

Psychological First Aid during Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks

Welcome to the e-learning course: Psychological First Aid during Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks!

Ebola virus disease outbreaks have a significant impact on the wellbeing of those affected, their family, community members and the health workers treating people with Ebola. This e-course focuses on psychological first aid (PFA), which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is intended for people who can help others experiencing an extremely distressing event, such as a disease outbreak like Ebola.

This course is based on the guide, Psychological First Aid during Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks (2014), and its accompanying Facilitation Manual (2014).

The guide and facilitation were adapted from the Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers (2011) in order to better respond to the challenges of Ebola outbreaks.

This course aims to provide an understanding of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), its development history, of its application, and of the similarities and differences between the Sphere's Core Standard and the CHS.

In most parts the content-text reproduce exactly the text as it appears on the following documents: Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability: Groupe URD, HAP International, People In Aid and the Sphere Project. First edition: 2014, CHS Guidance Notes and Indicators: CHS Alliance The Sphere Project Groupe URD, First edition 2015, and The Core Humanitarian Standard and the Sphere Core Standards; Analysis and Comparison: the Sphere Project office in March 2015.

The content and the supporting learning resources will be periodically updated also considering major changes in the mentioned documents.

It is primarily intended for humanitarian staff but also suits a general audience with little or no background in the subject.

This is a self-paced course, which allows you to move from one module to the next at your own speed. We estimate that the course will take approximately 3 or 4 hours to complete. The course is not graded, but you will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon completion of the course.

To begin, please ensure that your personal profile is complete (My profile> View profile>Settings>Edit profile) and introduce yourself to your course mates on the Participants Introduction thread on DRM Learners' Forums.

As you work through the course, you are encouraged to communicate with and learn from other colleagues participating in the course through the course Forum at the DRM Learner's Forums. As well as asking questions, you can use the Forum to post and view interesting information and resources, and share your experiences. All posts should be relevant to the course.

Advice: the course, its content, and documents are for training purposes only -do not cite or quote-.  For compliance, official CHS courses, and updated documents always refer to CHS Alliance and Sphere.

Welcome to the regional roster training of the Transforming Surge Capacity project. This training has been designed and developed specifically for the roster members of the project’s 3 platforms (the Asia regional platform, as well as the national platforms in the Philippines and Pakistan). The content has been carefully selected following a survey with experienced surge staff and a mapping of existing humanitarian trainings. Throughout this training, you will be part of a journey that combines different learning methods. The blending of learning processes involves sharing of knowledge and experiences, e-learning, and a face-to-face training co-facilitated by surge specialists. The training curriculum also includes an innovative introduction to mindfulness-based stress reduction.


The course is designed for all Plan International DRM staff, both managers and front line staff, as well as Plan International Programme staff who might be called to work on or are currently working on DRM projects and/ or activities in emergency situations. The course is designed with the assumption that participants have at least a basic understanding of DRM

Online Self-paced Approximately 11 hours. This is a self-paced course, which allows you to move from one section to the next at your own speed.
Target group: This course is available for all staff (CO, RO, NO, IH) responsible for and involved with, or interested in, DRM work.
Pre-requisites Non-DRM learners must have completed the Plan Academy introductory e-learning course for Disaster Risk Management. All learners should have a basic understanding of humanitarian processes and systems (such as IASC, the cluster approach, humanitarian reform and the Transformative Agenda, and products such as MIRA and SRPs)

 

The course is designed for all Plan International DRM staff, both managers and front line staff, as well as Plan International Programme staff who might be called to work on or are currently working on DRM projects and/ or activities in emergency situations. The course is designed with the assumption that participants have at least a basic understanding of DRM

It is designed to help you (the Learner) understand gender equality issues within emergencies, and why analysing and integrating a gender equality lens is critical to all aspects of DRM work.

The course is mostly focused on the immediate/emergency response part of DRM, as this period can be the most challenging for integration of gender. Brief sections on preparedness and recovery are also included.

In this course we will work through:

  • Key gender equality concepts
  • Potential challenges of integrating gender analysis in emergencies
  • Benefits of integrating gender analysis in emergencies
  • Global guidance and tools for integrating a gender lens in emergencies
  • Plan’s position on gender equality, on DRM and on gender equality in DRM, as well as  Plan’s tools to operationalize these positions
  • Practical tools and tips for how to successfully mainstream gender in emergencies within different phases.


This is a self-paced course, which allows you to move from one section to the next at your own speed. The course is not facilitated or graded, but you will receive a Certificate of Completion upon finishing the course.

The first three sections of this course outline why gender equality analysis and integration is so crucial to DRM work, and the benefits of integrating gender into all areas of a response. Sections 4 looks at gender within humanitarian and human rights frameworks, and Section 5 explores Plan International’s position on Gender and Gender in DRM. The following three sections (Sections 6-8) provide information, tools, case studies, examples, and practice exercises relating to how to integrate gender. Section 9 wraps up the course and Section 10 asks participants to share their thoughts on the course.

Specifically participants will gain:

  • Enhanced awareness of gender issues and concerns in local and community based disaster risk management;
  • Increased skills and capabilities to ensure Plan’s DRM work and responses integrate a gender perspective into community based disaster risk management; and
  • Ability to select and use gender analysis and participatory tools, methods and processes in community based risk assessment and risk management planning.


The course will incorporate best practices, and refer to Plan International’s gender equality Policy and tools, as well as Plan’s DRM Policy and tools, and other internal and external resources.

Competencies

  • Learners will be able to clearly outline and analyse the intersection between gender equality and emergencies.
  • Learners will be able to develop gender aware approaches to different phases of the DRM cycle while also ensuring to meet and apply international minimum standards, such as the IASC Gender Marker.
  •  Learners will understand Plan International’s Gender Equality Programme Criteria and develop skills to ensure that DRM work is gender aware, at a minimum.
  • Learners will review various forms of humanitarian resistance to gender transformative action in emergencies and learn how to counter this resistance.

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