Training

Let's Comm 2021

Luxembourg
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Applications for Let's Comm 2021 are now open.

Location: Luxembourg

Training Category: Technical

Duration: Online: 4 weeks ; Classroom: 5-days

Date: 

Online: 17 August 2021 to 17 September 2021

Classroom*: 20 September 2021 to 24 September 2021

Seats: 12 

Application Deadline: August 3, 2021

Costs

There is no fee for the training itself. Accommodation and meals during the classroom training will be covered.  

Participant travel including flights, terminals, allowance (as applicable) and other incidental costs must be covered by the sending organisation. Any COVID-19 related costs including costs for mandatory testing, quarantine, if applicable, in duty station or the location of the course, etc. will not be covered by the ETC.

 

Target Audience

This training is primarily for humanitarian ICT staff with a telecommunication focus who need skills in deploying VHF radio infrastructure. Participants need to already have a technical background in radio communications and be available for deployment in this type of role with their respective agencies. Knowledge of Motorola and ICOM programming as well as end-user experience is an advantage. 

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Pre-requisite:

  • Commitment to deploy
  • Technical skills and experience in radio communications
  • Good inter-personal skills and a can-do attitude

Desirable:

  • Humanitarian and emergency experience
  • Knowledge of ETC is desirable but not a pre-requisite
  • Knowledge of Motorola and ICOM programming as well as end-user experience 

 

Please note:

  • This is a blended programme. Participants will be expected to complete the online modules prior to the classroom training and will be expected to be fully engaged during the 5-day classroom training, including the evenings. Participants may not get the opportunity to carry on with their regular work for the duration of the training.
  • *As we are aware, the external situation for inter-country travel is continuously evolving due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to monitor and review the rules for travel and entry into Luxembourg (here) as well as the rules for travel and re-entry into your host country. We recommend that you do not make any travel bookings until the beginning of September.

All these factors must be taken into account before applying for the training. 


APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications for 2021 are now open.

 

  1. Application Form

Please fill out the application form online here(Note that incomplete forms will not be considered)

 

  1. Nomination Letter

The nomination letter must meet the following requirements:

  • Must come from a manager that is responsible for emergency IT and telecommunications across the applicant's organisation globally (for example, a CIO, Chief of IT, Regional IT Officer). 
  • Be written on organisational / company letterhead
  • Full name, organization and position title of the candidate being recommended
  • Full name, organization and position title of the nominator
  • Contact information of the nominator (email address / phone number)
  • A statement indicating that the candidate will be released from official duties for the duration of the training. This includes dedicated time per week to complete online training from 17 August to 17 September 2021 as well as official release for classroom training from September 20 to 24, 2021 plus travel time.
  • A statement that all expenses related to travel to / from the training and any other incidental costs will be covered by the nominating organisation.
  • Confirmation statement outlining the following:
    • Technical skills and experience in radio communications
    • The likelihood / ability of the candidate being deployed to the field for an emergency in the future

3. Updated C.V. 

 

For your application to be considered, please email etc.training@wfp.org with the nomination letter, your C.V. and a screenshot showing successful completion of the online application form.