Participate in the PHiE Training!

Public Health in Emergencies Training

We are excited to announce the next Public Health in Emergencies (PHiE) training that will be held in Paramaribo, Suriname on 30th July – 4th August 2018, hosted by Suriname Red Cross and IFRC Americas Regional Office (ARO) with the support of the Canadian Red Cross.

What is the PHiE training?

IFRC together with Partner National Societies is leading the development and application of a competency system in humanitarian health for the Movement. The core and technical competency matrix and tools are the first of their kind used in an international setting as it defines both core competencies which every delegate, staff and volunteer must demonstrate as well as technical competencies which define technical knowledge, skills and behaviours in a public health response. With the increasing risk of recurrent and emerging disease outbreaks in the Americas region and the health dimension to most if not all disasters the Americas Regional Office Health and Care Unit the PHiE training is being brought to the region to better equip the Movement to respond to health in emergencies. The training is going to be provided in English, however, is expected to adapt it to the Spanish in the near future in order to get coverage through the region.

Who should apply

Please read the attached ‘PHiE Job Profile’ for details on the required profile for the training. In addition to the attached criteria, applicants who are currently working in technical health/public health roles and who are willing to deploy for short term international/national emergency missions will be highly regarded. Successful applicants will be given the opportunity and funding to attend a globally applied, competency-based public health in emergencies intensive training course. Successful demonstration of competencies within the training will prepare participants for possible surge deployments to support response to health in emergencies.

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Application process

Please find attached the application packet which consists of:

  1. A READ ME overview sheet with directions and guidance for completing the application

  2. An overview sheet about Alexa;

  3. A PHiE Job profile detailing the specific competencies on which the job profile / application is based;

  4. A PHiE Candidate Application form (to be completed and returned as part of the application); and,

  5. A What Would You Do sheet (to be completed and returned as part of the application)

We request that applicants read all details carefully and include written permission from their National Society or line manager (for IFRC applicants) when submitting the application.

Only fully completed applications will be considered. The application process is competitive and thus we will not be accepting applications based on resume/CV or nomination.

Applications should be sent via email to and before Sunday 17th June 2018.

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Funding and availability

IFRC ARO through the support of the Canadian Red Cross is covering the cost of flights, accommodation and meals during the training for the majority of successful applicants, however this number is limited. Please note that Partner National Societies will be required to cover costs of their applicants attending the training.

Next steps

Successful applicants will be notified shortly after the closing date (at the beginning of July) so travel and visa processes can be completed.

We look forward to receiving your applications before Sunday 17th June 2018. For any queries please contact and

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