EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

 

MASTER AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Humanitarian Action

This Master programme is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary postgraduate course on humanitarian action providing current and future humanitarian professionals with the conceptual and practical tools necessary to optimize responses to contemporary crises.

Objectives
At the end of the Master, students will be able to critically analyse humanitarian responses through a good understanding of the concepts of humanitarian action and use management and strategy tools to develop, coordinate and evaluate a humanitarian response.

Programme

The Master programme is a modular, full-time executive training of 60 ECTS credits composed of four terms:

Term One: Critical Analysis of Humanitarian Action (24 ECTS Credits)
M1: Humanitarianisms
M2: Contexts, Actions and Consequences
M3: Revisiting Vulnerability and Needs
M4: Humanitarian Governance, Norms and Principles
M5: The Humanitarians

Term Two: Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action (1o ECTS Credits)
Option I: Residential, in Geneva, Switzerland (duration: 7 weeks)
Option II: Distance Learning (duration: 8 months)

Term Three: Humanitarian Programme Management and Implementation (10 ECTS Credits)

Selection of five elective courses from the following list:

Term four: Dissertartion or Work Experience (16 ECTS Credits)

Dissertation to include:

  • Literature review;
  • Context analysis;
  • Reports on thematic issues relevant to humanitarian action;
  • Case studies.

OR,

  • Report on work experience gained during the studies

The deadline for 2020-2021 applications is 30 June, 2020.

The scholarship application deadline is 29 February, 2020. 

 

 

 

DIPLOMA OF ADVANCED STUDIES (DAS) IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION

15 September - 17 December 2020

30 ECTS CREDITS

This course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the main conceptual aspects of humanitarian action, and the capacity to critically analyse humanitarian contexts, responses and transversal issues. 

  • Four month full time course on humanitarian concepts and contemporary challenges to humanitarian practice.
  • One week research methodology.
  • Research paper: to submit in January.

The deadline for 2020-2021 applications is 30 June, 2020.

Scholarship application deadline: 29 February, 2020.

 

HUMANITARIAN DISTANCE LEARNING

HDL Designing Strategies & Projects in Humanitarian Action

8-month course, including 2 residential weeks in Kampala, Uganda

10 ECTS CREDITS

7 September, 2020 - 5 May, 2021

CERAH has developed a Certificate of Advanced Studies 'Designing Strategies & Projects for Humanitarian Action' that is studied remotely. The modular, flexible and skills-based course is ideal for managers working in the humanitarian sector who want to enhance their existing skills particularly in the areas of project management, partnerships, collaborative leadership and gender & diversity.  This eight month course  is studied remotely, taking eight hours per week.  In addition the remote work is complemented by a two week, intensive, residential course in Uganda.

Registration deadline: 30 June, 2020

Scholarship deadline: 31 May, 2020

MOOC - Humanitarian Communication: Addressing Key Challenges

Five week open online course

3-4 hours per week of work 

Focusing on the main challenges of communication in humanitarian action and the means to address these challenges.

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES (cAS)

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN HEALTH OF POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES

7 weeks

20 April - 5 June, 2020

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course explores how and why maintaining and improving the health of populations affected by emergencies lies at the heart of humanitarian preparedness and response.

Registration deadline: 10 March, 2020 for people needing a visa

                                            30 March, 2020 for E. U. citizens

 

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION, ADVOCACY AND NEGOTIATION

7 weeks

29 April, 2020 - 5 June, 2020

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course explores how and why clear and efficient communication is essential to the success of projects carried out in humanitarian settings.

Registration deadline: 10 March, 2020 for people needing a visa

                                            30 March, 2020 for E. U. citizens

 

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN DESIGNING STRATEGIES AND PROJECTS FOR HUMANITARIAN ACTION

7 weeks

3 February - 20 March, 2020

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course aims to improve humanitarian professionals' competencies and leadership in defining and implementing specific strategies, with a problem-solving approach. 

 

eXECUTIVE SHORT COURSES

1 week - 2 ECTS Credits

 

Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies  (16 - 20 March, 2020, Geneva; 22- 27 November, 2020, Uganda)

Participatory Approaches with Crisis-Affected Communities (27 - 30 April, 2020)

Designing an Advocacy Strategy for Humanitarian Action (4 - 8 May, 2020)

Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Contexts (4 - 8 May, 2020)

Climate Emergency and its Impacts on Health (11-15 May, 2020)

Media and Humanitarian Action (11 - 15 May, 2020)

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises (18 - 22 May, 2020)

Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings (25 - 29 May, 2020)

Health System Assessment in Humanitarian Crises (29 June - 3 July, 2020)

Introduction to Health in Humanitarian Crises (new dates for autumn 2020 to be announced)

Field epidemiology in Humanitarian Crises (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

Advocacy for Humanitarian Projects in Health (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

Humanitarian Project Cycle Management (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

Livelihood and Cash Transfer Interventions in Humanitarian Action (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

Protection in Humanitarian Action (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

Managing Staff in Humanitarian Crises  (new dates for 2021 to be announced)