Training

Let's Net 2024

Virtual + Luxembourg
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09:00 am GMT

Applications to the course are now open.

This is a blended training and will include 4 weeks of virtual engagement prior to a 10-day in-person training.

Date:  

Online: 25 March to 19 April 2024 (approx 3.5 hours per week), and

Classroom: 22 April to 1 May, 2024

 

Seats: 16

 

Application Deadline: 16 February 2024

 

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 organization.

 

Target Audience 

The course is targeted at ICT responders from ETC partner organizations, who will deploy in emergency operations with the ETC to set up 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.  

 

SELECTION CRITERIA 

Pre-requisite: 

  • 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 

 

Desirable: 

  • Humanitarian and emergency experience 

  • Knowledge of ETC

 

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 10-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.

 


APPLICATION PROCESS 

  

  1. Application Form 

Please fill out the application form onlinehere. (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, 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 25 March to 19 April 2024 as well as official release for classroom training from 22 April to 1 May 2024 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: 

  1. 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. 

  2. 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 etc.training@wfp.org with the nomination letter, your C.V. and a screenshot showing successful completion of the online application form.