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    HumanSUrge, accelerated by Telefónica Open Future, receives a StartUpEurope prize

    On June 7 the Startup Europe Awards were awarded, a series of awards promoted by the European Commission in order to reward European startup in ten different categories. During the last ceremony, held in the European Parliament, HumanSurge won the victory in the Social category......

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  • It takes 2 to surge

    It takes two to tango. So, for this new blog we decided to have a joint interview with both a recruiter and the professional she recruited through HumanSurge. A great example of real-time on-demand connections which enhance surge capacity, boosting emergency response operations. It is often......

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  • Certificate in Humanitarian Foundations: Verification

    The Certificate in Humanitarian Foundations is Humanitarian Institute’s flagship program serving change agents from a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and expertise. At Humanitarian Institute you get the tools, mind-set, and network to help forge an effective humanitarian career. The Certificate teaches approaches that empower individuals......

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  • The localization surge

    MSF used to run an ad: “The world is our emergency room.”  Snappy, no?  Raises an eyebrow or two if wiped over a photograph, say, of dusty civilians shouldering a wounded neighbour, or starving children swallowed by their swaddling.   It also raises an important challenge......

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  • Experiences from professionals registered at HumanSurge

    It’s exciting to see that HumanSurge (HS) is now going into a second year. Over 5.000 professionals, in 22 countries, have registered and 34 organisations use our site to look for people to fill their vacancies. As a result, we want to start with more blog posts. Which hopefully will help you as a humanitarian/developmental professional get more out HS and will support organisations affiliated with us find the people they are looking for quicker....

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  • Developing skills and building capacities

    By providing key skills and knowledge, the Bioforce Institute has been continuously training humanitarian professionals for over three decades. Such expertise has contributed to ensuring that aid work has an ever-greater impact on vulnerable populations. Through an exciting new partnership with the Bioforce Institute, every graduate......

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  • Groundhog Day: Getting Human Surge Capacity Right In Emergencies

    “One of the great constants in emergency response is the difficulty of surging the right staff, at the right time, with the right skills sets.” Humanitarian Groundhog Day, August, 2014, Iraq. One of the constants in emergency response for me has been the difficulty of......

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  • Risk Management verified certification

    When humanitarians deploy to the scene of a natural disaster or a conflict, they are confronted by a unique set of challenges: coordination, communication, first aid, psicological pressure, survival… If you are one of those professionals who knows how to stay phisically and mentally prepared......

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  • Verified Humanitarian U eCertificate

    Humanitarian U and HumanSurge share a common goal to improve humanitarian response. Thanks to a new partnership with Humanitarian U, you can now verify your ´Core Humanitarian Professional Training´ and ´Healthcare Provider Program´ eCertificate on HumanSurge. Upon verification of your graduate status a unique badge......

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  • Preventing corruption in humanitarian operations

    Corruption is a major challenge in humanitarian assistance as it deprives the most vulnerable people, the victims of natural disasters and civil conflicts of essential live-saving resources. Organizations need to take this challenge seriously, as it has direct negative implications for their operations. Transparency International......

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  • How to add a badge to your profile

    HumanSurge have stablished partnership agreements with the main humanitarian training centers so users can add a verified badge to their profile. The badge enhances visibility and ensures your profile stands out to recruiters, who can search directly for graduates. You can find them in the......

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  • Logistic Learning Alliance – partnership

    Online Certification in Humanitarian Logistics HumanSurge continues to add value for humanitarian professionals through partnerships with renowned training and certification programmes. Our most recent partnership with the Logistic Learning Alliance is an outstanding example, delivering for over a decade the Certification in Humanitarian Logistics in......

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  • Success Story: Giselle is heading to Mali with Oxfam

    With our one-year anniversary coming up, we at HumanSurge decided to showcase our user success stories. This month we got to know Gisele from Cameroon who was recently recruited by Oxfam through HumanSurge. We sat down with her to hear her story, her hopes for......

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  • How to add your IECAH badge to your Humansurge Profile

    Students who completed one of selected courses at The Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action (IECAH) can now validate this qualification on HumanSurge. The selected courses include: Identificación de necesidades humanitarias Gestión de proyectos humanitarios: identificación, seguimiento, evaluación y cuestiones transversales Agua, saneamiento e......

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  • IECAH and HumanSurge sign partnership agreement

    HumanSurge continues its efforts to offer qualified professionals the best avenues to display their skills and availability to the humanitarian ecosystem at-large. The recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action (IECAH) is an excellent example. IECAH offers high-quality......

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  • HumanSurge and NOHA Network on Humanitarian Action implement MoU

    HumanSurge and the NOHA Network on Humanitarian Action kick-start 2017 with the implementation of their Memorandum of Understanding! Thousands of NOHA graduates can now certify their graduate status on HumanSurge with an unique NOHA badge. The badge enables NOHA graduates to have their profile stand out. Moreover, NGO recruiters......

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  • How to add your RedR UK badge to your Humansurge Profile

    RedR UK Members who register with HumanSurge will be able to add a RedR badge to their profile, enhancing their visibility and ensuring that their profile stands out to recruiters following this steps:   Step #1: Sign in with your credentials. From your profile select......

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  • RedR UK and HumanSurge sign MOU

    We have an exciting update: HumanSurge is proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with RedR UK. With decades of experience, RedR UK is a reference in the humanitarian sector, providing support worldwide through expertise and skill development. RedR UK trains life-savers,......

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  • 3 Tips To Improve Your HumanSurge Profile

    Every day more professionals get contacted through HumanSurge for surge deployments. Do you want to know why their profiles stand out and get the attention of recruiters? We’re sharing with you a list of tips for optimizing your personal profile, starting with the TOP 3.......

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  • Hurricane Matthew. Prepare for response

    A key strength of HumanSurge is that it provides organizations with an up-to-date roster of available emergency responders in real-time and on-demand. In light of Hurricane Matthew hitting Haiti this is the moment to update your status. While assessments are still taking place in parts......

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  • StartUp Europe Awards 2016 Just Recognized The Best Spanish Startups

    On Thursday 8 September, the StartUp Europe Awards 2016 recognized 9 startups at the Startup Olé event held in Salamanca, which will go on to represent Spain in the European finals of these awards in Brussels. These startups have previously been recognized in events like......

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  • StartUp Europe Awards 2016 recognises HumanSurge as one the best Spanish startups across 9 categories

    HumanSurge will represent Spain in the European final of the Social Category StartUp Europe Awards to be held in Brussels during 2017. The aim of the SEUA 2016 Awards is to highlight local successful models that serve as an example and inspiration for others, and......

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  • It’s time to say #ThankHum4

    Friday 19 August we celebrated the efforts of all aid workers on World Humanitarian Day. You have sent a message of support to the professionals who operate in front line conditions, facilitating the effective distribution of humanitarian aid to disaster-affected communities. The overall campaign has been a success......

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  • The impact of working in high stress emergencies

    An ever-growing number of aid workers is being deployed in humanitarian emergencies, providing relief in often rapidly changing circumstances, with limited information and resources and/or in insecure environments, and all with a high degree of urgency. Discussions about the personal impact of this work on humanitarians has remained......

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  • How HumanSurge can contribute to improving the Humanitarian sector

    HumanSurge is an open roster, meaning that all humanitarian professionals can freely register. It is online, enabling each professional to update their profiles and availability status. Our vision is a world in which HumanSurge significantly enhances surge capacity at national and international level, increasing timeliness......

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  • Using #ThankHum4 to thank humanitarians on World Humanitarian Day

    World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity to appreciate the countless efforts by humanitarians around the world, and around-the-clock, to alleviate suffering of fellow human beings. HumanSurge uses #ThankHum4 to thank humanitarians for their work. You can join the thunderclap or share your own reasons to say thanks......

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  • Newsletter

    HumanSurge continues to grow Hi *|FNAME|*,We are pleased to present the first HumanSurge newsletter with loads of updates on the progress in the first 4 months of our existance. We have welcomed 12 international NGOs, including: 1,800+ humanitarian professionals in 134 countries gender main language......

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  • NOHA Alumni interview with HumanSurge on enhancing surge capacity

    NOAH Network interviews Loek Peeters, HumanSurge co-founder. He describes this platform as an open roster where all humanitarian professionals can freely register. This is the first initiative online, enabling each professional to update their profiles and availability status. ...

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  • HR ethics: Operating in areas of conflict

    By Emma Campbell Human Resources coordinator with Medecins Sans Frontieres. Like any organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres’ ability to function rests entirely on the strength of its team. But given our teams are made up of multiple nationalities, living together in extreme conditions, the importance of......

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  • How to reduce response times in an emergency

    Time is key in an emergency. HumanSurge seeks to reduce recruitment times and costs by bringing available qualified professionals in contact with responding organizations. In order to avoid losing valuable time you should keep your availability status up-to-date. HumanSurge will display the last day you......

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  • HumanSurge rewarded with the StartUp Europe Accelerator Award

    The work carried out by HumanSurge, aiming at improving the quality of the humanitarian aid and civil protection, has been rewarded by the StartUp Europe Accelerator Awards during the meeting show of the Collaborative transformation, Zinc Shower. For the General Director of Finnova, Juan Manuel......

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  • The Global Emergency Roster for Humanitarian Responders

    A brief explanation of the HumanSurge platform and its functioning, bringing together humanitarian professionals and (I)NGOs in order to enhance global surge capacity.  ...

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  • The future of Surge

    A new initiative called HumanSurge aims to become the Uber or Airbnb of crisis response, but unless it can adapt to the rapidly changing landscape on the ground it is unlikely to solve the “surge” problem.   The race to get the right responders to......

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  • NOHA graduates: How to certify your graduate status on HumanSurge

    As of January 2017, graduate students from the NOHA joint Master´s Programme in International Humanitarian Action are able to add a unique badge to their HumanSurge profile. The badge enhances visibility and ensures your profile stands out to recruiters, who can search directly for NOHA graduates. In case you still......

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