National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership Application

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2020 NNPHL.7 Leadership Training course, Middle East.

The NNPHL.7 Leadership Training course is a five-month blended learning course which includes an in-person training that will be held in Jordan, March 14-20, 2020. Please visit the NNPHL Leadership Training page to learn more about the training. Please note that all dates and locations are subject to change based on instructors’ availability.

NNPHL is seeking applications from exemplary, mid-level career humanitarian professionals working for non-governmental or community-based organizations in humanitarian settings in the Middle East. NNPHL will prioritize humanitarians working for national NGOs and community-based organizations.

  • Applications are due by November 25, 2019.
  • Applications submitted after November 25th will not be accepted.
  • Please read the Eligibility Requirements below before you apply and note that this is a regional training course and those not working in the region are not eligible.
  • Please include your CV or résumé and a letter of reference from your current or most recent manager highlighting your suitability to participate in NNPHL.
  • Due to the high volume of applications anticipated, we will not be able to notify unsuccessful applicants or provide an update on the status of your application.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified in late December 2019.

Eligibility Requirements

NNPHL Leadership Training is designed for exemplary, mid-level career, full-time humanitarian professionals working for non-governmental or community-based organizations in humanitarian settings. All participants of NNPHL will meet a standard set of minimum requirements: 

  • Must have reached a mid-level position in a non-governmental or community-based organization
  • Professional experience in at least one or more humanitarian emergency situations
  • Must be able to demonstrate management experience (i.e., managing a team)
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in pursuing leadership roles in the humanitarian sector
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write English with proficiency
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree or a comparable academic or professional qualification
  • Must be available to participate in the course (including the in-person training, distance learning and experiential learning highlighted above)
  • Must have the permission of your employer to participate in all aspects of the program
  • Must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the date of the in-person training course

Please note that expatriate staff are not eligible for NNPHL blended learning courses, nor are professionals working at UN agencies or government affiliated organizations. However, all are welcome to register for the NNPHL Online Course, which is available to everyone at no cost.

Are there other selection criteria?

  • With a focus on strengthening the leadership capacity of national level staff, NNPHL will prioritize candidates working with national NGOs and community-based organizations. A limited number of spots will be available for national staff working at international NGOs.
  • For each regional workshop, NNPHL will only accept applicants from the corresponding region. Please read the Eligibility Requirements above and ensure that you meet the criteria before applying.
  • Please note that expatriate staff are not eligible for NNPHL blended learning courses, nor are professionals working at UN agencies or government affiliated organizations. However, the NNPHL Online Course is available to everyone at no cost.
  • NNPHL has a commitment to maintaining a gender balance for each iteration of the course and ensuring that women have improved access to leadership training. For that reason, we especially encourage women humanitarian professionals to apply for the program. For more information about NNPHL’s eligibility requirements, please see the FAQ.

Thank you for your interest in the National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership. To receive updates about upcoming NNPHL learning opportunities, please sign-up for our mailing list.

International Medical Corps hosts a health education event for children in Garmawa camp just outside Dohuk in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. Photo: MedCorps

International Medical Corps hosts a health education event for children in Garmawa camp just outside Dohuk in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. Photo: International Medical Corps