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Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL)

The Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL) is suitable for professionals working in operational management positions within the field of humanitarian logistics. It also provides a valuable grounding for those with relevant supply chain experience from the commercial sector who are aiming to enter the humanitarian logistics arena for the first time.


• Humanitarian aid supply chains
• Warehouse and inventory
• Procurement
• Transport
• Fleet management
• Import/export
• Managing a humanitarian supply chain response

This course is also available in French.

Enroll here. 


Certification in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (CHSCM)

The Certification in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (CHSCM) is the next-level qualification in this range. It is aimed at humanitarian logisticians operating at a tactical level and engaged in the planning, resourcing and management of the supply chain and the implementation of supply chain strategy.

Typically, candidates will hold such positions as logistics co-ordinator, logistics manager and head of a logistics centre.

(The course is more detailed than the first qualification and provides in-depth learning of the two main topics)

• Supply chain planning
• Supply chain operation and co-ordination

Enroll here.

Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices

This qualification is aimed at humanitarian logisticians and medical specialists involved in medical supply chains. It will increase humanitarian logisticians’ and medical specialists’ ability to plan and operate medical supply, as well as safeguard against the high rate of substandard and counterfeit medical items pervading the international medical supply chain.


• Humanitarian medical supply chains
• Procurement
• Storage
• Transport
• Disposal

Enroll here.




The Bioforce Institute is an organisation which aims to increase the impact and the relevance of emergency action and development programmes by training and providing support to those involved.

Humanitarian Programme: Managing the Supply Chain

Location: Lyon, France

Duration: 13 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017

Registration deadline: 6 November 2017


Supply Chain Management

Location: Accra, Ghana

Duration: 04 December 2017

Registration deadline: 4 December 2017

PARCEL PROJECT: Enhancing Partner Capacity in Humanitarian Logistics

The Partner Capacity Enhancement in Logistics (PARCEL) project is aimed at enhancing the capacity of local partners to respond to humanitarian emergencies. Two different self-study e-learning courses are available in the Learning Zone. These courses introduce the PARCEL project supply and logistics standards and training methods.

Partner Training e-learning course 

The PARCEL project Partner Training e-learning course is meant for NGO local partner staff. This course is currently available in English or French. It is intended that the course be taken prior to attending instructor-led partner training events. It is a good place to start learning more about the PARCEL project standards.

Training-of-Trainers (TOT) e-learning course

The PARCEL project Training-of-Trainers (TOT) e-learning course is meant for INGO staff. This course is available in English and French. It is intended that the course be taken prior to attending instructor-led training-of-trainers events. It is a good place to start learning more about how to train partner NGO staff on the implementation of the PARCEL project standards.


Pamela Steele Associates (PSA) is a strategic consulting, research and training company dedicated to improving supply chain management within the health and humanitarian sectors in developing countries. It provides sustainable solutions to build in-country capacity at individual, and organisational, levels to reduce dependency on external support.

Health Supply Chain Management

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 10th to 14th July 2017

PSA's training focuses on the higher–order skills required by supply chain managers to understand the end-to-end requirements for a sustainable health supply chain, rather than a narrow focus on individual activities. It is, therefore, important for everyone involved in supply chain management to have a demonstrable competence in each function.

The course structure is based on the 6 + 1 rights of a health supply chain: the right goods, the right quantity, the right cost, the right condition, the right place, the right time, and the right interventions.

Who should attend this course?

The training is targeted at people who are responsible for planning, procuring, distributing or monitoring health programme supplies. It will be especially of use to those with a health professional background who are entering the health logistics and supply chain environment. Specific positions may include:

  • Procurement officers
    Pharmacy managers
    Warehouse or distribution managers
    Health programme managers
    Information systems managers
    Staff of Central Medical Stores
    Technical Assistance providers
    Donors supporting commodity programmes





Designed for those new to the humanitarian sector, those wanting to refresh their logistics and supply chain knowledge or as an induction to the Certification programmes.

Principally designed to be delivered through Events for 7-14 people or via Distance Learning, the modules can easily be adapted or mixed to meet the specific learning needs and requirements of all humanitarian organisations. This course is awarded exclusively by LLA.

    HELM Events

    Dates: 22nd - 25th May 2017, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

              27th - 30th June 2017 – Monrovia, Liberia

              3rd - 6th July 2017 – Monrovia, Liberia

              25th - 28th July 2017 – Nairobi, Kenya

              31st July - 3rd August 2017 - Nairobi, Kenya


    HELM Distance Learning

    The HELM programme can also be studied through supported online learning, meaning students can study anywhere in the world, at their own speed. For distance learning students, your allocated coach will be available throughout the programme and they will help and guide you to completion of the course.



    Imperial Health Sciences is a leading force in African Healthcare supply chain management. Being able to leverage off Imperial's already established network together with our extensive experience in all channels namely Wholesalers, Private and Public Health Sectors, Doctors, Pharmacies, Hospitals and FMCG , means that we can offer our clients the trust and confidence that is key in the healthcare sector.

    Warehouse Operations Management Course

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Duration: 8th – 19th of May 2017


    Imperial Health Sciences will be hosting the next Warehouse Operations Management (WOM) program in English from the 8th – 19th of May 2017. The newly designed program now consists of 10 days (2 weeks) Supply Chain Operations Training, presented by subject matter experts.

    The program will be hosted at Imperial Health Sciences certified facility in Nairobi Kenya.

    Why should I attend this program?

    • The program is designed by specialists in the field of Warehousing, Distribution and Procurement.
    • 34 years of running healthcare supply chains in Africa on behalf of Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (GSK, Pfizer, Merck, Astra Zeneca, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson)
    • Internationally recognized training program, registered with the Department of Higher Education in South Africa in partnership with the DaVinci Institute. (Private University in South Africa)
    • The program leads to a full qualification in Supply Chain Management.
    • The program has been offered for more than 8 years with more than 200 attending from 19 different countries.
    • Program provides both excellent academic material as well as practical experience
    • The Warehouse Operations Management Program won the SAPICS 2014 Corporate Educator of the year award.

    For further information, please email: academy@ihs.za.com





    Humanitarian Operations: Environmental Health & Logistics, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

    This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the principal technical challenges encountered in supporting emergency humanitarian operations. It aims to enable students to adopt a reasoned and evidence-based approach to anticipating and identifying the technical challenges and to develop and evaluate strategies for their management.


    Location: UK
    Duration: 10-21 April 2017



    Supply Chain Dynamics

    Supply Chains are complex systems involving multiple firms and organizations with different goals and objectives.  Additionally, there are external forces and trends that can impact (positively or negatively) a supply chain’s efficiency and effectiveness.  Understanding the dynamics and risks within supply chains, both large and small, is key to being a successful supply chain professional. 

    First, we will introduce the field of System Dynamics.  Developed at MIT, system dynamics is an approach that examines and models complex systems that feature interacting, non-linear, and dynamic elements.  The objective is to better understand the underlying features of a complex system and to recommend policies and other actions to improve overall performance. 

    Second, we will explore the concepts of supply chain risk.  Supply chains are subject to a wide number of potential disruptions – from both within and outside of the supply chain.  Students will understand how supply chains can be better designed and managed to not only mitigate the downside of supply chain disruption but also to leverage and capture any upside. 

    Finally, the students will engage in a series of more extended case studies and simulations that demonstrate these complex relationships.  Actual case studies and examples from companies will be used to help students better prepare for actual situations.

    What you'll learn:
    Supply chain risk management
    Supply Chain Dynamics
    End to End Supply Chain Management

    Read more and enroll here.



    Humanitarian Logistics Certification Program
    Humanitarian Logistics Certification Program
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