Health Cluster Coordinator training - 18-22 October 2010 - Jakarta, Indonesia
The next Health Cluster Coordinator (HCC) Training will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia from 18 to 22 October, 2010. As part of the Global Health Cluster activities to strengthen the health response in countries facing humanitarian crises, this training is organized by the South-East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) and the Western Pacific Regional (WPRO). The course will be in English.
The aim of the HCC training course is to prepare participants for deployment as a Health Cluster Coordinator in acute and chronic emergency situations. The standard curriculum, developed by the Global Health Cluster (GHC), includes in-depth learning about the role of the HCC and the use of the GHC tools. While the course is global, participants from Asia are encouraged to apply.
Tuition is free, but all other costs (travel, accommodation, meals) are at the expense of the participant. Some funding is available for priority participants and for participants from the region. Please state if you require sponsorship when applying. WHO applicants from SEARO and WPRO region should inform their regional adviser.
If you meet the profile of the Health Cluster Coordinator and would like to participate in the Jakarta training, kindly submit a completed application form along with your CV by 25 September 2010 with email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Profile of Health Cluster Coordinator
Education: Degree in medicine and/or Public Health.
Experience: Minimum of 6 years international field experience, of which at least 3 have been in managing and coordinating health programs in chronic and acute, sudden-onset emergencies.
- Ability to prioritize, organize, manage and adapt management style according to need;
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability to convene stakeholders and facilitate a policy process among UN, NGOs, national health authorities and donors;
- Producing results;
- Fostering integration and teamwork.
- Functional Skills
- In-depth knowledge of emergency relief policies and practices within the UN, other UN Specialized Agencies, donor agencies, national and international NGOs;
- Sound knowledge and experience about national disaster prevention and preparedness programs; Languages:
- Essential: Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, French or Spanish (as appropriate);
- Desirable: Working knowledge of a second international/UN and/or local language.
The GHC has developed standard global criteria for identifying HCC training candidates. The selection and assessment processes are conducted by the course organizers and GHC representatives following standard procedures. Once identified, selected candidates for the HCC training are invited to attend a HCC training course.