Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL)
CHL was developed by experienced logisticians from the International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, ICRC, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Holland), WFP, UNHCR, and UNICEF. The development of the program was funded by different bodies which include ECHO, USAID, and DFID.
The self-paced distance learning is designed specifically for those presently working, often in deep field locations, with busy schedules, who require flexibility in their learning schedules.
CHL is a self-paced program that is best suited for those that are presently working. The program puts together the best practices in the supply chain management and implementation from the commercial and humanitarian realms. It is best for those working in deep field locations and have tight schedules and would benefit from the convenience of a flexible learning schedule.
Ce cours peut être étudié en français.
How will you learn?
Unlike most models of applications that emphasises on the examination of knowledge, CHL employs an innovative ‘Competence model’ approach, which employs emphasis on the application of skill. At the beginning of the course, the student is tasked with the duty of advising and managing the logistic function of a reality-based scenario. The aim of the tasks you will be required to complete is to develop and show that you have the required skills in accordance with the competence model.
Logistics Learning Alliance, who deliver the programme ensure that candidates are supported by coaches that are experienced in logistics. While the coaches provide advice and guidance, qualified, professional Assessors review the assignments of each of the candidates and confirm their competence for Certification.
The entire program is 18 months long with study sessions lasting about 5 hours per week. Within the time you’re in the programme, your achievements and skills are documented through a portfolio which is finally reviewed by CILT (UK) the Certification awarding body once the programme has been completed.
It is possible to study the Certification in Humanitarian Logistics Program individually. You can start by purchasing the units that are most essential to your operations and make additional purchases later if you find that you need them. For more details contact LLA on email@example.com
GBP1,630.00 (VAT at 20% must be added to this fee for those intending to study within the European Union)
15-18 months (based on average study time of 5 hours per week)
Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL)
For you, if you work (or aspire to work) within humanitarian aid organizations in (or interacting with) supply functions, typically involving warehousing, transport and/or inventory.
All units are compulsory
- Humanitarian Supply Chains
The aim of the unit is to provide an overview of the world of humanitarian interventions and the importance and role of supply chain management and logistics in this context. In this unit you will develop an understanding of the situations and places in the world where humanitarian aid is required, the objectives and activities of humanitarian organisations and other participants, the role of logistics and supply chain management in humanitarian aid, preparing humanitarian supply chains, improving humanitarian supply chains and supporting beneficiary service programs.
- Warehousing and Inventory
The aim of the unit is to provide the foundation skills and knowledge in the function of warehouse and inventory management performed by people working in logistics/supply chain in humanitarian organizations. In this unit, you will develop an understanding of the function of warehousing and inventory management, setting up a warehouse, managing warehousing operations, the provision and care of warehousing operations and managing inventory.
The aim of the unit is to provide the foundation skills and knowledge in the function of procurement performed by people working in logistics/supply chain in humanitarian organizations. In this unit, you will develop an understanding of the function of procurement and the procurement process, the sourcing of goods and services, the different stages of the procurement process, progress monitoring and control, monitoring of supplier performance and management of risk.
The aim of the unit is to provide the foundation skills and knowledge in the function of transport performed by people working in logistics/supply chain in humanitarian organizations. In this unit, you will develop an understanding of international and local movements, the different modes of transport available and their respective characteristics, the role of third parties and of third party transport providers, the nature of transport movements and the goods to be moved and their planning and scheduling.
- Fleet Management
The aim of this unit is to provide the foundation skills and knowledge in the function of fleet management performed by people working in logistics/supply chain in humanitarian organizations. In this unit, you will develop an understanding of the function of fleet management, fleet management systems and procedures, planning a fleet to meet program needs, processes for selecting suitable vehicles, equipment and facilities, procedures for repair and maintenance and the value of preventative maintenance systems, systems for measuring and monitoring the performance of the fleet, recruitment selection and management of drivers, compliance with legislation and security requirements and the management of non-vehicle assets.
- Cash Transfer Programming (CTP)
Cash transfer programming (CTP) is the standard term used to refer to humanitarian programmes using cash or vouchers as the mode for assisting beneficiaries in preference to direct aid. Alternative terms for the same type of programming are ‘cash-based interventions’ (CBI), ‘cash and vouchers’, and simply ‘cash’. Humanitarian Logisticians have to understand the reasons why CTP might be used, the processes involved in getting to those decisions and their role in implementing them.
- Managing a Humanitarian Supply Chain Response
This final unit looks at how the different elements of logistics and supply chain are brought together, along with techniques to manage the operational resources and personnel involved. More specifically, the unit begins by examining an emerging situation. It looks at managing the flow of goods and also the people and partner organizations involved. It examines the implications of the operating environment on the operation and the financial impact of activities. Finally, it looks at managing the links bringing everything together.