Let's Net 2023
Applications to the course are now closed.
This is a blended training and will include 4 weeks of virtual engagement prior to a 9-day in-person training.
Online: 29 May 2023 to 23 June 2023 (approx 3.5 hours per week), and
Classroom: 26 June to 4 July 2023
Application Deadline: 07 April 2023
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 organization.
Any COVID-19-related costs including costs for mandatory testing, and quarantine, if applicable, in the duty station or the location of the course will not be covered by the ETC.
The course is targeted at ICT responders from ETC partner organizations, who will be deployed in emergency operations with the ETC to deploy / operate data connectivity. Participants’ must be available for deployment in this type of role. Emergency experience is an advantage. A good technical background and current practical experience with data communications and IT are required.
Commitment to deploy
Technical skills and experience in at least one of the following fields- data connectivity, networking, satellite communications/VSAT, IT support.
Good interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude
Humanitarian and emergency experience
Knowledge of ETC
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 9-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 know, the external situation for inter-country travel is continuously evolving due to the 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.
All these factors must be taken into account before applying for the course.
Please fill out the application form online here. (Note that incomplete forms will not be considered)
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, or Regional IT Officer).
Be written on organizational / 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 course. This includes dedicated time per week to complete online training from 29 May to 23 June 2023 as well as official release for classroom training from 26 June to 4 July 2023 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 ICT emergency response or ETC solution or service deployment (security telecommunications / data connectivity /power solutions / S4C / UAS) in a technical capacity.
The likelihood / ability of the candidate being deployed to the field for an emergency in the future
Please note that prior to requesting a nomination letter from the designated nominating authority, you must engage with your supervisor for endorsement and approval of the training activity vis a vis your work profile, responsibilities and upcoming commitments.
3. Up-to-date C.V. (in English)
For your application to be considered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the nomination letter, your C.V. and a screenshot showing successful completion of the online application form.