Call for Applications – Training Course on Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa (HAWA 19)

Conflict Management

Course Duration: 07 – 18 October 2019
Application Date: - Aug 10, 2019
Course Fee:
  • Board, Lodging and course fee for participants will be covered with the generous support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the Austrian Ministry of Defence.
  • The costs of travel are to be borne by the participants.
  • Costs for visa are NOT covered by KAIPTC, Austrian Ministry of Defence or Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and must be covered by the participant. Visa applications must be organised by the participant.
  • Terms and Conditions:
  • Participants will have to read some material and do an online course prior to the commencement of the course.
  • The aim of this preparation is to place all participants on the same level of understanding A limited number of full scholarships (including travel costs)for selected participants will be granted over the structures of the Austrian Defence Attaché System and the Austrian Ministry of Defence (MOD). In case this applies, relevant correspondence will have been addressed to the concerned official structures.
  • No-shows or cancellation of confirmed participants: resulting costs are to be borne by the participant.
  • Course Date/Duration 07 – 18 October 2019
    Course Capacity 25 participants
    Target Group mid-level civilian, police and military professionals
    Course Language English & French
    Application Deadline 10 August 2019


    Relevant Facts

    • The course is conducted in English and French.
    • The course is residential and course participants will be accommodated at KAIPTC.


    Course Aim

    The aim of the course is to improve effectiveness of humanitarian assistance by providing participants with thorough knowledge and skills of the humanitarian sector and enhancing interaction and mutual understanding between civilian, police, and military actors involved in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in West African region.

    Read the full course description here

    Target Group

    Set at the operational level, the course targets a mixed group of mid-level civilian, police, and military professionals directly or indirectly engaged in humanitarian assistance and/or disaster relief operations in Africa generally, and in the West Africa Region particularly, either at the local, national or regional level. For the selection process, due attention will be given to a balanced geographical, ethnical, gender, and professional distribution as well as with a strong view on increasing the share of civilian participants/civil society organizations in KAIPTC’s training courses.

    Course Content

    Course modules cover the following major topics (all topics related to humanitarian assistance):

    • Humanitarian actors and their mode of operations
    • International humanitarian law, code of conduct, and humanitarian principles
    • The ECOWAS framework and guidelines on disaster response
    • Civil-military coordination and relations
    • Human rights, human security and protection of civilians
    • Coordination and information management in the field
    • Forced migration and displacement
    • Humanitarian planning and project management
    • Cultural awareness and community engagement during emergencies
    • Negotiation and mediation
    • Security and safety in the field
    • Media and communication
    • Environment

    Selection Process

    The course generates a lot of interest and a high number of applications. This will make the selection very competitive. The process will be as following:

    • Selection will depending on position, qualifications and experience.
    • The selection process will strive to achieve gender and geographicalbalance of participants as much as possible.
    • Selection Board will decide on shortlisted and waitlisted applications (end August 2018)
    • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to confirm their seats bindingly
    • Should not all shortlisted candidates confirm their seats, these will be offered to candidates on the waitlist on “first come first served” basis

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants are requested to kindly fill and submit an online application form.
    Access the application form using the “How to Apply” button.

    Contacts at KAIPTC

    For administrative issues:
    Mrs Marylyn Agblor
    Training Coordinator KAIPTC
    Tel: +233 (0) 302 718 200 Ext. 1012
    Omit (0) when calling from outside Ghana

    For course content issues:
    Josef HAGER
    Lt Col, Austrian Armed Forces
    Course Director KAIPTC
    Tel: +233 (0) 546 921 030