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Participant's 2023 Handbook
Welcome to the
UNICEF & UNHCR Approaches to Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) Online Training for Standby Partners.
The aim of this training is to strengthen your capacity as a standby partner personnel to support UNICEF and UNHCR’s mandates, priorities and programming for child protection in humanitarian action.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
Identify which factors, systems and strategies SPB deployees need to be familiar with to support UNICEF and UNHCR’s mandates, priorities and programming for CPHA;
Demonstrate how to advocate for CPHA priorities as SBP deployees to UNICEF and UNHCR;
Design a simplified CPHA programme using UNICEF and UNHCR programme frameworks
Identify strategies to address capacity gaps for the protection of children;
Reflect on your role in coordination & networking with other child protection-relevant stakeholders, programmes and resources; and
Plan and implement a self-care plan as part of your capacity development plan.

How has this course been designed?
Throughout this course, you will be presented with opportunities to practice the actual tasks (albeit abbreviated) that Child Protection deployees perform when they are deployed to UNHCR and UNICEF.
We will not ask you to do any activities that you normally would not do during your deployment.
After 4 weeks of self-study with group chats, this course has 4 live sessions to help you improve your job behaviours:
The group chats will be moderated from 9 am – 5 pm GMT +1 while the course is running.
You will be expected to complete all of the associated self-study activities before the live sessions begin. Each self-study assignment should take 10-20 minutes a day to complete. Feedback will be provided. Last year 17 out of the 19 participants completed all of the self-study activities. We expect at least the same (if not higher) level of participation this year.
The live sessions will be focused on practicing the course job behaviours and composed of up to 3-5 activities. A facilitator and producer will guide you through these activities on Zoom.
During each week, you will be asked to focus on self-care activities, and to assess, develop and implement an individualised capacity building plan.

What happens after this course?
We see this 5-week course as a starting point to get you ready for your deployment to UNICEF or UNHCR. Your individualised competency assessment & capacity building plan will guide you on how you can continue your professional development beyond this course.

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