This course is for IT responders from WFP and Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) Partner organizations, who will be deployed in emergency operations with the ETC. Participants must be available for deployment in this type of role with WFP or their respective organizations. Emergency experience is an advantage. A solid technical background and current practical experience with data communications and IT are required.
All training materials are in English only and, given the technical nature of the content, students must have strong English language skills to successfully complete the course. There is a maximum of 12 participants for this course.
| This course is organized on demand by WFP and in conjunction with ETC partners, typically twice per year. Let's Net 2015 will be held between the 27th of September and 5th October. |
| Held in Schimpach (Luxembourg), this course can also be delivered for ETC Partner organizations at their facilities. |
Participants will be able to deploy, manage and support ETC Data and Voice services in an emergency operation.
The course is based on the ETC Data and Voice solution and teaches participants how to deploy, manage and support the basic ETC services using standard modules.
Topics covered in the course include:
• Deployment scenarios for ETC Data and Voice services
• Standard modules of the ETC Data and Voice solution
• Implementing different types of connectivity
• Provision of ETC services to end-users
• Troubleshooting the solution and services
• Operation and hand-over
Equipment covered in the course include emergency.lu satellite terminals, the Ericsson Response Network access solution (WIDER), Cisco switches and Ericsson wireless AP's.
The course focuses on building hands-on skills through practical exercises and simulations.
| Accommodation and meals during the course and all direct course costs (instructors, facilities, equipment etc.) are covered by hosting organization. Participants will need to arrange their own flights and travel costs. |
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How to Apply
Applications for ETC Let's Net 2015 will be open on May 20th.
To apply for Let's Net training, submit the following documentation to FITTEST Training Services wfp.fittesttrainingservices.wfp.org:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Motivation
- Nominator's Letter of Support and Committment. Please Note: The nominator's letter must include written confirmation that should an emergency strike, the participant will be on the first deployment list.
Since this course has a very specific student profile, a strict selection process is applied. All organizations nominating participants should filter and prioritize their candidates internally before submitting.
Please do not submit your application without approval from your correct nominator. Due to the high number of applications received for this course, only complete applications will be considered. FITTEST Training Services should receive complete applications only and should not be copied on internal correspondence.
If you belong to;
The nomination should come from...
| An ETC Partner organization || Your organization ETC focal point |
| WFP || Either a RITO or Chief |
| WFP Stand-by Partners || Your organisation focal point for WFP |
| All other organizations || A manager that is globally responsible for emergency ICT and telecommunications across your organization |
The applications will be considered based on these criteria:
- Inter-agency or ETC role.
- Technical background and hands-on experience.
- Availability for deployment in emergency response and humanitarian work.
- Manager's approval.
Instructors and course managers will be given basic profile information about the course participants, in order to prepare the course appropriately for the audience. This may include contact information such as email addresses.
Once accepted onto the course, there is a mandatory requirement to complete the pre-course programme, which is technical in nature. To make sure all participants share a basic understanding and to facilitate the learning process, the pre-course program must be completed before acceptance to the course.
Evaluation of Participants
Participants will be evaluated based on their participation during the course and a practical assessment designed to check the effectiveness of the training and the competence of the students. Results from the evaluation will be shared with nominators and supervisors of individual students.
After the course participants will be encouraged to keep their skills and knowledge up to date through regular updates.