Field Logistics in Emergencies

Date: 27 - 30 Mar 2017
Length: 4 days
Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Residential: No

About the course:

Logistics and the supply chain have never been more important to providing effective humanitarian assistance. Logistics activities account for a very large proportion of the costs involved in a disaster relief operation. Logisticians explore ways of minimising costs while maximising the impact of aid in order to ensure effective humanitarian response. This course aims to help you develop the competencies needed to manage field logistics in a humanitarian context.

Field Logistics in Emergencies is a highly participatory course, with group exercises and theory based sessions. You will experience what it is like to be at the centre of an emergency response in a challenging simulation which will test your knowledge and understanding of what a Field Logistician does.


An Introduction to RedR Training

What does the course cover?

  • Logistics and the emergency environment
  • Logistics needs assessments
  • Humanitarian supply chain management
  • Warehousing, inventory control and asset management
  • Transportation, distribution, and fleet management
  • Power generation
  • Security risk management, security strategies, and risk, threat, and vulnerability
  • Communication and technology
  • Staff and financial management

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the role and responsibilities of a logistician in a humanitarian programme
  • Identify key procedures and documentation required to establish effective and accountable logistics services and infrastructure
  • Identify the key principles and components of humanitarian supply chain management and procurement
  • Plan an effective process for warehousing, inventory control and distribution of commodities to beneficiaries
  • Plan and manage an effective asset management process
  • Define the principles of fleet and vehicle management
  • Explain the basic principles, advantage and limitations of key radio and satellite communication systems and describe how these are managed in the field
  • Identify key human resources issues facing a logistician in recruiting and managing a logistics team
  • Describe the basic principles of financial administration, budgeting and cost control in accordance with donor regulations

Who should attend?

The course is appropriate for: potential or new field logisticians and experienced humanitarian staff interested in gaining a deeper knowledge of logistics ‘on the ground’, particularly logistics managers and coordinators. Practical experience is not required for the course, but some knowledge of humanitarian principles is presumed.


Available in English.


Prices are per person, per day.

SDG: 660


For more information please contact our training team.
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