The increase in humanitarian crises due to armed conflict or natural catastrophes is a reality in the world and particularly in Africa. International organizations and NGOs are actively involved in the resolution of these crises and in the aid targeted at affected populations regarding emergency situations, rehabilitation or development. These actors, either associations, NGOs or bilateral or decentralized cooperation organisms are often looking for executives able to coordinate projects Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (humanitarian WASH), these three topics being essential in numerous aspects of human life (health, nutrition, agriculture, etc.).
The humanitarian WASH program is created to bring a quick, relevant and coordinated response in terms of water and sanitation facing problems triggered by natural catastrophes, epidemics, humanitarian crises or conflicts. It aims at training humanitarian project managers or coordinators, specialized and skilled high level engineers to implement WASH programs in emergency situations while creating the conditions that allow a return to normality. It enables learners to acquire solid operational, technical and managerial competences on:
The Advanced Master’s Degree in humanitarian WASH is led by an educational team mainly constituted by professionals who work in organizations linked to international solidarity. More than half of the modules (53% of classes) are provided by professional partners.
The Advanced Master’s Degree in humanitarian WASH allows learners to acquire solid operational, technical and managerial competences to:
The Advanced Master’s Degree in Humanitarian WASH allows learners to access positions of executives/ coordinator/WASH project manager in international development organisms (NGOs, UN Agencies, bilateral or decentralized cooperation organisms, technical and financial partners, etc.). Other job prospects are also possible.
In the private sector as a speaker in the WASH and environment area: research departments, works and services companies.
In the public sector: administrations in charge of the WASH and environment sector, local authorities.
Are admitted to attend this training:
Certificate program: 50.000 F CFA (77 € ) / teaching module day
For the degree program, a payment in four installments is offered in order to facilitate payment. There are grants, subsidies and credit funding solutions.
For the certificate program, fees must be paid by the enrolment.
The Advanced Master’s Degree in Humanitarian WASH includes lectures, tutorials, practical work sessions, conferences, field visits (in refugee camps) and technical projects based on the resolution of real issues providing the students with the opportunity to experience professional situations. Parallel activities: immersion, professional orientation, presentation of humanitarian organizations are also included in the program.
The training program is offered according to two cycles:
Degree program: the learner enrolls to attend the whole training program continuously in one go in order to achieve his/her degree. The training last 10 months.
Certificate program: the learner enrolls to attend certificate cycles according to his/her availability. He/she attends the program either by Competence Areas (CA) or by Course Units (CU) or by Modules. The validation of a competence area is awarded by a certificate and the validation of a Course Unit is awarded by a d’un domaine de compétences est sanctionnée par un certificat et la validation d’une unité d’enseignement ou d’une discipline est sanctionnée par une attestation.
The total number of classes hours amounts to 648, including tutorials and practical work sessions. The teaching program includes 10 Course Units (CU) with vocational orientation, including each Course Modules (CM) :
Each course unit is subdivided in modules, such as financial management, logistics or international solidarity.
To apply and follow-up your application on line, please check our online enrolment platform.