Managing Humanitarian Relief is aimed at the relief worker who in the midst of these complex situations is putting together a program of action to help people in extreme crisis. It provides humanitarian relief managers with a single comprehensive reference for many of the management issues they are likely to encounter in the field. Designed for the generalist and for those in management positions, the book provides enough background for readers to understand the topics quickly and to put them into practice in the field. Its easy-to-use format includes essential information checklists, tables, diagrams, sample forms, and no-nonsense tips from practitioners to help readers in emergency situations.
The second edition brings the reader up to date with recent humanitarian reforms; the use of GIS and mobile technologies; tents and other temporary constructions and building materials; funding innovations; economic recovery, cash and vouchers, and microfinance.
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Table of Contents
About the authorForewordPreface to the first editionPreface to the second editionAcknowledgementsAcronyms 1. Understanding emergencies and disaster-affected populations 2. Understanding disaster-affected populations and programme sectors 3. Managing in emergencies 4. Carrying out an assessment 5. Launching in a new country or area 6. Establishing an office and accommodation 7. Preparing a proposal and negotiating with donors 8. Managing human resources 9. Planning, managing and reporting on a project 10. Dealing with stress 11. Overseeing finance and accounting 12. Setting up a logistics and procurement system 13. Handling transport and maintaining vehicles 14. Communicating using radios and satellites 15. Working with local partners and contractors 16. Building internal capacity 17. Dealing with the media 18. Managing security 19. Monitoring and evaluating a project 20. Coordinating with other organizations 21. Closing an emergency programme AppendixReferencesUseful websitesGlossary of common termsIndex