The Logistics Cluster Information Management Training (IMT) is designed to help participants better understand the Logistics Cluster’s Information Management (IM) activities in the field and at HQ, and its IM standards, procedures and tools. This will enhance participants’ ability to operate in an IM capacity in field operations, build capacity for future deployments, and generate better understanding and relationships of humanitarian actors on all levels. It is a key capacity-building exercise for experienced and new Logistics Cluster personnel. The training aims to develop the ability of participants to produce IM products for the Cluster, WFP, other Clusters, OCHA, and any relevant audience. It provides training and further understanding of Logistics Cluster-specific tools such as Logistics Capacity Assessments and the Relief Item Tracking Application (RITA). It addresses communications and social media practices as IM tools, and gives participants tools to establish effective working relationships with humanitarian actors in the field, in HQ and in the global community.
The four-day training is classroom-based, including a desktop simulation exercise, presentations, skill-sharing sessions and working groups. Dedicated facilitators lead the training sessions. Participants are also given the chance to provide presentations on their specific areas of expertise and experience.
Professionals with experience as Logistics Cluster IM officers in field operations and/or with experience as IM officers with the WFP, other UN agencies, National Disaster Management Authorities/Offices (NDMA/O), government agencies or NGOs.
Enhanced knowledge and understanding of IM activities in the field and at HQ, including procedures and best practices.
Hands-on experience on IM requirements in emergencies.
Improved understanding of IM reporting products and tools
Enhanced awareness of social media as an effective IM tool.
How to apply:
Prerequisite for the participation in the IMT is the Logistics Cluster Induction Training (or e-LCI), Service Mind-set Training and the Basic Security in the Field II Training.
The nomination of candidates goes normally through the dedicated Logistics Cluster Focal Point in partner organisations. Approximately 3-4 months before the training starts a call for nominations will be shared with those Focal Points. If you are interested in being nominated, please liaise with the Focal Point within your organisation. If your organisation is not a partner, but you are still interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next IM training is scheduled for 19 to 22 March 2019, in Rome, Italy.