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The stated purpose of the Society for International Development – SID Israel is to provide theoretical and practical skills to individuals and/or organizations in the field of international development.

The Society for International Development – SID Israel aspires to become a platform for training that combines theoretical knowledge and practical experience, aimed at professionals who are interested in integrating into the global arena in the field of International Development and Humanitarian Aid.

 Our Trainings include intensive workshops and personal supervision from mentors; together, these will provide participants with an in-depth picture of the situation and tools for integrating into the world of International Development and Humanitarian Aid.

About the Training

In recent years, we have witnessed the growth of professional human capital in Israel that is willing and able to be brought into the field of humanitarian Aid and International development in the global arena.  Likewise, there has been extensive activity by Israeli organizations of assistance in developing countries and disaster areas.  In addition to that, interest and volunteerism is growing in these areas.  However, there are many barriers stopping professionals and individuals who are interested in joining the field and integrating in a more significant manner in the arena of International Development and Humanitarian Aid.

The Purpose Our Training

  • To impart tools and professional standards in the field of International Development and Humanitarian Aid on the basis of existing needs, gaps and strengths that can leverage the activities of Israeli organizations in the international arena.
  • To provide an orientation and tools for entering into work in the world of International Development and Humanitarian Aid, through guided exercises.
  • To bridge the gap between professional knowledge acquired in institutions of higher education in Israel to the pragmatic needs that are required in work in international organizations.
  • To encourage Israelis to take part in missions of International Development and Humanitarian Aid in the developing countries, whose citizens at times have difficulty surviving the hunger and suffering prevalent in them.

Who Should Attend?

  • Members of Israeli organizations that work in International Development and Humanitarian Aid
  • Students and graduates of institutions of higher education
  • Professionals in the fields of relevant development and assistance: water engineering, electricity, ecology, public medicine, medical education, environmental studies, nutrition, public health, regional studies, urban and rural planning, social work and others.
  • Those with a high level of reading, writing and speaking English, or any other languages of the UN (French, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Russian).
  • Those with previous experience working under challenging conditions in the field and/or emergency situations.
  • Those with volunteer and/or professional experience in multi-cultural activities in Israel or around the world.

Areas of Trainings

The Society for International Development –  SID Israel has established a unique center that will answer the described need and offer training workshops, study days and in-service training in the following fields:

  • Humanitarian Aid and rehabilitation at times of disasters and ongoing crisis situations
  • Codes and standards in the world of International Development and Humanitarian Aid
  • Preparation for submitting candidacies for positions in International Development and Humanitarian Aid
  • Learn how to develop partnerships to leverage access to international finance
  • Lear what is effective management of international partnerships
  • Specific training sessions in innovative fields of knowledge and practice

Highlights

  • The trainings will be conducted by expert lecturers and field workers with experience working in the developing world with Israeli and international organizations.
  • Training programs will be conducted in English or Hebrew.
  • The training will be spread out over a number of meetings.
  • Participants will be urged to participate actively.
  • Participants will prepare assignments and receive feedback from the other participants and from the instructors.

Our Trainings

Our Trainings

SID ISRAEL PROFESSIONAL COURSES

The stated purpose of the Society for International Development – SID Israel is to provide theoretical and practical skills to individuals and/or organizations in the field of international development.

The Society for International Development – SID Israel aspires to become a platform for training that combines theoretical knowledge and practical experience, aimed at professionals who are interested in integrating into the global arena in the field of International Development and Humanitarian Aid.

 Our Trainings include intensive workshops and personal supervision from mentors; together, these will provide participants with an in-depth picture of the situation and tools for integrating into the world of International Development and Humanitarian Aid.

About the Training

In recent years, we have witnessed the growth of professional human capital in Israel that is willing and able to be brought into the field of humanitarian Aid and International development in the global arena.  Likewise, there has been extensive activity by Israeli organizations of assistance in developing countries and disaster areas.  In addition to that, interest and volunteerism is growing in these areas.  However, there are many barriers stopping professionals and individuals who are interested in joining the field and integrating in a more significant manner in the arena of International Development and Humanitarian Aid.

The Purpose Our Training

  • To impart tools and professional standards in the field of International Development and Humanitarian Aid on the basis of existing needs, gaps and strengths that can leverage the activities of Israeli organizations in the international arena.
  • To provide an orientation and tools for entering into work in the world of International Development and Humanitarian Aid, through guided exercises.
  • To bridge the gap between professional knowledge acquired in institutions of higher education in Israel to the pragmatic needs that are required in work in international organizations.
  • To encourage Israelis to take part in missions of International Development and Humanitarian Aid in the developing countries, whose citizens at times have difficulty surviving the hunger and suffering prevalent in them.

Who Should Attend?

  • Members of Israeli organizations that work in International Development and Humanitarian Aid
  • Students and graduates of institutions of higher education
  • Professionals in the fields of relevant development and assistance: water engineering, electricity, ecology, public medicine, medical education, environmental studies, nutrition, public health, regional studies, urban and rural planning, social work and others.
  • Those with a high level of reading, writing and speaking English, or any other languages of the UN (French, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Russian).
  • Those with previous experience working under challenging conditions in the field and/or emergency situations.
  • Those with volunteer and/or professional experience in multi-cultural activities in Israel or around the world.

Areas of Trainings

The Society for International Development –  SID Israel has established a unique center that will answer the described need and offer training workshops, study days and in-service training in the following fields:

  • Humanitarian Aid and rehabilitation at times of disasters and ongoing crisis situations
  • Codes and standards in the world of International Development and Humanitarian Aid
  • Preparation for submitting candidacies for positions in International Development and Humanitarian Aid
  • Learn how to develop partnerships to leverage access to international finance
  • Lear what is effective management of international partnerships
  • Specific training sessions in innovative fields of knowledge and practice

Highlights

  • The trainings will be conducted by expert lecturers and field workers with experience working in the developing world with Israeli and international organizations.
  • Training programs will be conducted in English or Hebrew.
  • The training will be spread out over a number of meetings.
  • Participants will be urged to participate actively.
  • Participants will prepare assignments and receive feedback from the other participants and from the instructors.

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Training Courses

Training Courses

Principle for responsible Deployment to an Emergency Zone - Rapid Course

In the last ten years, approximately 2.6 billion people have been victims of natural and man-made disasters. This is in contrast to approximately 1.6 billion people who were victims in the preceding decade.  In 2011, the outlay of disasters reached around $300 billion in the global economy, in comparison to $226 billion in 2010.

kenya-refugeeAs a reaction to the growing number of natural disasters and ongoing global conflicts, there is a need to insure that motivated professionals, with the relevant abilities and professional skills, are able to provide the best possible response and reinforce the appropriate qualifications so as to begin constructing long term programs immediately that will assistant weakened populations.

The community of Humanitarian workers has grown at the rate of 6% a year in the last decade.  It is clear that the international community is displaying significant involvement and taking on responsibility for the rehabilitation and development of weakened regions in the world. Those active in the field are responding to the acute needs of weak populations through supplying long term, sustainable solutions and their implementation in such areas as medicine, water and sanitation, education, health, agriculture and business development, infrastructures, economic development and sources of income, the promotion of human rights and more.

During the last few years, we have witnessed a growth of professional human capital in Israel that is willing and able to become a part of the field of International Development and Humanitarian Aid. Theoretical and practical knowledge will help Israeli professionals from the fields of medicine mental health to become part of the international networks.  These professionals will help communities to become more robust in coping with present and future existential threats, and, in so doing, express the basic values of Israeli society – helping others, accepting the other and tolerance.  The importance of the existence of humanitarian actions is embedded in the complex reality of the developing countries, alongside the importance of assimilating the value of volunteerism and involvement in Israeli society, as a society that aspires to accept those that are different, display tolerance and help others professionally and skillfully.

Uniqueness of the Course

  • The course will be taught by a combination of lecturers and field workers from a variety of disciplines, with experience working in disaster areas.
  • The course will impart specific skills that are relevant to the needs and qualifications in the field.
  • The course will provide general knowledge alongside practical knowledge – participants will study the history and background of the humanitarian field, discuss ethical questions and become acquainted with the structure of the sector and the organizations working in the area.  In addition, participants will receive tools for implementation accompanied by implementation exercises.
  • Simulation exercises will take place in the context of the program to help with the assimilation of knowledge.
  • Participants will learn types of disasters and emergency situations, and acquire tools with which to respond to a wide spectrum of events, such as natural disasters and human conflicts.

Facilitation Methods

  • Facilitation is based on presentation of the subject, its importance in the humanitarian context and discussion accompanied by examples.
  • The course will include a combination of theory and case studies.  Participants will take part in an exercise and the analysis of events and will prepare a project file.
  • Each participant will analyze case studies of real events (with regard to disasters, organizations and ethics) – examples:  the tsunami in Sri Lanka, the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal and refugee crises in Europe.

Course Syllabus

1. Principles and background in the humanitarian world – main topics:

  • Assistance versus development – central issues, types of disaster events, main players
  • History and critical examination
  • International law, ethics, sustainability, transparency, accountability, neutrality and all core values
  • Natural disasters / manmade disasters / conflict areas – disaster versus rehabilitation and development
  • Symptoms of disasters / central challenges of disasters and emergency events (gender, survivors, displaced persons, urbanity)

2. Central players, their methods of operation and interactions between the various systems:

  • UN institutions and the Cluster Approach
  • States providing and receiving assistance
  • International organizations, civil society, local organizations
  • Humanitarian aid and the army
  • Humanitarian aid and the government

3.      Managing the disaster – main topics:

  • The project circle
  • Areas of assistance
  • Assessments, providing assistance, beginning to return to routine, recovery
  • Indicators, processes of critical examination and monitoring

4.      Working with populations:

  • Cultural differences and cultural sensitivity
  • Multi-cultural work
  • Multi-lingual work
  • The community as partner
  • Emotional damage, handicaps, AIDS
  • Women, children and the elderly

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Open day for English speakers on Humanitarian Aid Employment Opportunities

 

The open day will introduce you to the different types of job and types of employer available, to the challenges and opportunities, and to the work environment. You’ll acquire practical tools for assessing whether this kind of work is suitable for you, and if so, what skills and experience will help you find employment.

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Graduates in Their Own Words

Graduates in Their Own Words

In July 2016, the graduates below participated in SID Israel’s course on Principles for Working Responsibly in Disaster Areas. This is what they had to say about their experiences.

Keren Or Regev

The course offers a first taste of a complex field that is growing and developing around the world, and becomingkerenor more professionalized and specialized. First, we were given background about the structure of this field, the main actors, and the basic current work methods, in order to understand the context of aid work, which can often be forgotten when working in disaster areas.

Second, we practiced integrating theory into case descriptions, which helped us organize the information into a multi-stage work plan that takes multiple factors into consideration (from the safety of humanitarian aid workers through to sustainable international development in the long term). Third, we explored dilemmas that arise in the field, and sometimes before setting off, including ethical, cultural, and social dilemmas. And we received an important introduction to evaluation methods prior to embarking on a mission (an area that needs an entire course to itself) and to proper planning.

All this was done against the backdrop of the current refugee crisis in Europe, with examples provided by professionals and people with experience from various crisis areas around the world.

Although I have already been on several missions abroad, the course was very helpful for categorizing and making sense of information, for thinking about initial planning, and for exchanging experiences and knowledge among the course participants (themselves highly knowledgeable) and with the course facilitators.

Najat Abu Salah

nagatThe course was very interesting, and helped me make sense of the process I went through on the delegation to Serbia. Directly after the course I was once again on an assessment delegation. The course content helped me view the process from a different perspective. It was a taste of bigger things, and there was a positive and engaged learning atmosphere.  

Mani Amran

The course gave me a number of tools which would have been extremely useful during my time volunteering in Serbia, where I helped refugees. During the course, I learned some background and general information about the field of humanitarian aid which I’d been lacking previously. In addition, I gained a lot from the lecturers’ experience in the field, and from the emphasis on several important aspects of volunteering, from the logistical side of things to the human element.

meniI’m sure that, following the course, I will embark on my next volunteering assignment better prepared and with the necessary skills and knowledge to make my volunteering experience more efficient, professional, and positive—for the aid recipients, for me, and for the whole team.

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