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Training in Logistics, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Courses and Workshops

Logistics and medical logistics

Supply and logistics of a project

Type:
Technical-practical Course.
Duration:
17 hours
Description:
The course aims to train logisticians on the use of tools and methods required to manage and organize the basic requirements of a logistics system in a project.
The training process aims to guide the participant through the use of adequate and standard procedures in the logistics field. Special attention is given to human resource management, logistics planning cycles of a project, security, logistics management, order management and local purchasing, warehouse management and maintenance of equipment and materials.
The course includes presentations, a case study which covers a variety of activities, group work and simulations of emergencies. The course is completed with the use and presentation of technical material. At the end of this course, participants should have the tools and knowledge to manage and maintain a simple logistics system of a project.
Recommended for:
Staff with responsibilities for managing the logistics of projects and for professionals who are due to begin work in the field.

Shelter programs and first rehabilitation activities in emergencies and disasters

Type:
Technical-practical Course.
Duration:
14 hours
Description:
This course is intended for people with prior experience and some knowledge in the work of humanitarian logistics. The course aims to train logisticians on the use of tools and methods for distribution and shelter program and small elements of rehabilitation programs components.
The course includes sections of sub-contracting of small jobs; tendering processes, purchase and order management for construction materials, transportation of materials; logistics of construction projects, storage and distribution of local building materials in projects with community participation.
Vulnerability studies and selection of beneficiaries are not included in the course. The course includes presentations, a case study and some practical exercises in construction techniques.
Recommended for:
NGO staff with supervisory tasks in the sector and non-specialist logisticians that want a comprehensive introduction to shelter and construction programs.

Transport and fleet management. Vehicle and machinery maintenance.

Type:
Technical-practical Course.
Duration:
28 hours
Description:
Course designed for logistics personnel with the responsibility of the management and maintenance of vehicles and machinery in a humanitarian project. This course aims to help participants to manage and maintain the fleet of a project, using a variety of learning tools, techniques and management methods. The course includes the introduction of the use of a log book, training and supervision of maintenance staff, the selection of a mechanical workshop, selection, evaluation and training of drivers, monitoring processes and regular preventive maintenance, systematic evaluation of vehicles and machinery, ordering and handling of spare parts and consumables, minor repairs, analysis of break downs in generators, water pumps and vehicles, and the basic rules of driving in 4x4. The course includes many practical exercises on vehicles and other machinery, as well as presentations, a case study and group work.
Recommended for:
NGO staff with supervisory tasks and non-specialist logisticians, responsible for the maintenance and supervision of fleets and machinery.

Pharmacy Management in humanitarian and development projects

Type:
Theoretical Course.
Duration:
8 hours
Description:
This course consists of two modules. The first module, intended to describe to medical and non-medical staff how to organize a pharmacy store (characteristics of warehouse, organizations of pharmaceutical products, storage conditions, human resources, receipt of goods). The second module, more specific for medical staff, describes the conditions and tools necessary to maintain a stock of pharmaceutical products according to the needs (management tools, stock tracking, needs estimation, distribution). This course can be adapted to the management of any other type of stock (food, logistics, etc.) The course includes plenary presentations reinforced with practical and real examples.
Recommended for:
Medical and non-medical personnel, preferably with experience in humanitarian aid.

Cold chain techniques, organization and management

Type:
Technical-practical Course.
Duration:
10 hours
Description:
This course aims to help the participants on the correct management and maintenance of a cold chain according to the needs. The course describes the basic rules of vaccine stock management, the tools used for the monitoring of cold chain (including the use and interpretation). It helps the participants to understand and select the equipment needed to install a cold chain (type of energy, different models and equipment, storage and production of ice). The course includes plenary presentations, case studies to plan the management of the cold chain and practical exercises with special equipment and materials. The course comes complete with a section on collection and disposal of waste generated in vaccination activities.
Recommended for:
Logistics staff with basic knowledge of immunization programs.

Organization and implementation of a mass vaccination campaign

Type:
Technical-practical Course
Duration:
9 hours
Description:
The course aims to help the participants on the correct planning and set-up of a mass vaccination campaign in emergencies (epidemics): definition and justification of a campaign, estimation of vaccine needs, human resources and material, estimation of cold chain needs, lay out of a vaccination site. The course is based on a case study and subgroup work. Each subgroup prepares and presents to each other its proposal to plan and set-up the vaccination campaign, followed by a plenary debate. The course is complemented by technical points on material, cold chain equipment (basic principles, monitoring tools, ice needs), and waste collection and disposal.
Recommended for:
Medical and non-medical staff with basic knowledge and previous experience in humanitarian projects and / or vaccination campaigns.

Water

Water, hygiene and sanitation in emergencies

Type:
Technical Course-first practical level.
Duration:
28 hours
Description:
This course enables familiarization with the different aspects and possible scenarios for emergencies response in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene context. The course aims to transmit a basic knowledge and raise awareness and motivation to understand and work with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in disaster response. A very comprehensive course with a strong practical component that includes workshops (construction, installation, operation of emergency kits) and illustrated presentations. It is the baseline course of FLASH in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
Recommended for:
NGO staff with supervisory tasks and non-specialized professionals working for the first time in the field.

Water treatment and distribution in emergencies

Type:
Practical-technical specialization Course
Duration:
28 hours
Description:
The course enables the participants with prior experience in the sector to implement and monitor a simple treatment system of raw wastewater with the "Batch" system in emergencies. The course includes presentation, mounting and use of key materials and techniques for treatment of water in emergencies, such as the source development and selection, submersible and surface pump, sedimentation, flocculation, different methods of filtration, conduction in pipe works, basic hydraulics and distribution. It is a course with practical hands-on workshops, laboratory sessions, mounting, break down and cleaning of equipment, as well as water quality analysis and chlorination. It is a specialization level course.
Recommended for:
NGO advisors in WHS with supervisory tasks and Watsan technicians who want specialized training in drinking water treatment in emergencies.

Sanitation

Sanitation and environmental health in emergencies

Type:
Practical-technical specialization Course.
Duration:
28 hours
Description:
Very complete course that allows the participants with prior experience in the sector, to implement and monitor the basic steps of an intervention in the field of Sanitation. This course includes case studies, group work, presentations and uses practical materials, equipment and tools. It addresses the various issues of sanitation, as well as basic sanitation (latrines), latrine programs, management of wastewater, installation of toilet and washing facilities, drainage, vector control and solid waste management. The course aims to transmit and teach methods and tools used in sanitation and environmental health programs and in emergencies responses.
Recommended for:
NGO advisors in WHS with supervisory tasks and Watsan technicians who want specialized training on sanitation and environmental health emergencies programs.

Cholera for logisticians and water, hygiene and sanitation technicians

Type:
Practical-technical specialization Course
Duration:
28 hours
Description:
A course of specialization in sanitation adapted to the tasks of a Logistician or/and Watsan technician in a response to a cholera outbreak. A course that seeks to teach the basic knowledge of epidemiology and potential intervention strategies. The course focuses on an adequate preparation of the participants to ensure safe water quality and quantity, and hygiene promotion in order to reduce the number of new infections and interventions for effective sanitation. The course explores the different steps in a cholera epidemic, from exploratory mission, layout of a cholera treatment centre, to human resources planning and calculations necessary for chlorination.
Recommended for:
Technical staff from emergency units and logistician or Water and Sanitation technicians with possible functions and / or responsibilities in the intervention of a cholera epidemic.

Hygiene

Health Care Waste Management

Type:
Practical-technical specialization Course.
Duration:
14 hours
Description:
This course consists of two modules, the first one for medical and non-medical staff (importance of waste management in a health structure, identification and segregation of the different categories of waste, tasks of each individual in waste management, implementation of a safe management system), and the second one more specific for medical staff (understanding of the technical process, treatment and final disposal of waste, use of an incinerator). The course includes plenary presentations, brainstorming sessions and group tasks with waste disposal practices.
Recommended for:
Medical and non-medical staff without previous experience in low-income countries and who could be involved in waste management or be in contact with medical waste in health structures.

Hygiene Promotion / Environmental Health / Mobilization and Community Participation

Type:
Practical-technical specialization Course
Duration:
12 hours
Description:
Specialization Course on hygiene and environmental health promotion and mobilization for Watsan or Environmental Health Promoters that aims to teach techniques, methods and tools for setting up and implementing awareness and mobilization programs . This course focuses on the preparation and analysis necessary before launching a campaign, the logistical and organizational steps of a campaign, the difficulties of changing habits, the creation of committees and training of promoters, and the work organization with counterpart. The course describes different techniques (with examples) to learn how to mobilize and pass key messages to the population. The course includes case studies, presentations, group work and drama (e.g. theatre).
Recommended for:
Headquarter NGO staff with supervision tasks and specialized in WHS and technical advisors in Water Hygiene and Sanitation or Environmental Health promoters at coordination level.

General

Rapid Assessment and drafting a concept note in disaster response

Type:
Practical-technical specialization Course
Duration:
21 hours
Description:
Specialization Course adapted to the first steps of a response in emergencies. It describes the logical framework, the tools, the resources needed and the methodology used in rapid assessments and exploratory missions, focusing on the public health needs of a population affected. The course includes practice techniques, tools and methodologies of evaluation in groups and case studies.
Recommended for:
Team members of emergency units and technical staff with possible functions and / or responsibilities in rapid assessments.

The SPHERE project

Type:
A technical introductory course of the Sphere project.
Duration:
14 hours
Description:
The objective of this Sphere course is to train the participants in the use and application of the Sphere Handbook as a tool, the Humanitarian Charter and the minimum standards for humanitarian response. The course aims to provide possibilities for sharing and exchanging experiences, practice and discussion on the use of Sphere minimum standards in the humanitarian projects. With presentations, work group and games, the course aims to transfer skills and knowledge for the proper use of the Humanitarian Charter, the minimum standards and key indicators for prevention, preparedness and response in humanitarian aid.
Recommended for:
Everyone working in the humanitarian field.

Rates and Cost of the FLASH courses

Prices for participation in FLASH courses are calculated as economic as possible, taking into account various factors such as:

  • The materials, tools and equipment required for each course,
  • Training place for the course,
  • The number of participants, etc.

For this reason, FLASH is not able to provide here a fixed price for the courses, but we can give the orientation of approximate 130€ per day / per participant.

When you contact us for course enrollment, we can offer more information.

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