Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Entwicklung und Humanitäre Hilfe
The umbrella organisation GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY – Austrian Platform for development and humanitarian aid is looking for an consultant for trainings on self-care in humanitarian assistance in October and November 2023.
In the framework of the programme to improve the quality of Austria’s humanitarian assistance, Global responsibility proposes its member organizations and their partners a variety of capacity development activities, including on-site trainings, short online formats and peer-learning workshops.
Humanitarian aid workers are at high risk of emotional and physical exhaustion. They work in complex environments with high levels of stress and pressure, facing crisis and unpredicted situations. No less than alleviating suffering and safe lives is at stake!
While Organisation must take their duty of care very seriously and offer support, self-care is an important part of the responsibilities of humanitarian aid workers. Due to the lack of financial resources and time, it can be difficult for them to prioritize self-care actions even though this is highly important for them and the communities they work. This makes humanitarian aid workers vulnerable and more prone to experience burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma or other caregiving related mental health issues.
On completion of the training participants
At least 2 facilitators with different cultural backgrounds will provide an interactive online training comprising 4 sessions à 120 minutes in English language for up to 20 participants who are humanitarian practitioners from member organisations of Global Responsibility and their partner organisations, working in humanitarian aid or in development projects with a HDP Nexus approach.
All training content must be conflict-sensitive, as well as culture and gender-reflective and establish links to relevant Policies/Strategies (e.g. IASC Guidance Note: Addressing Suicide in Humanitarian Settings, 2022).
October/November 2023, online
Trainers teams must have
Please submit you offer and a brief interpretation of the tasks until 20.03.2023 to Birgit.Mayerhofer@globaleverantwortung.at.
[i] Plan International (2020): Manual for Self-care for Humanitarian Aid and Development Workers; CCHN: Frontline Negotiators’ pressure management resources; Libsyn: The Humanitarian Self-Care Podcast