Call for Applications: National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership

The National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership (NNPHL) is now accepting applications for the 2018 NNPHL.3 Leadership Training Course.

About NNPHL program
The NNPHL program (previously named the Program on Humanitarian Leadership), which receives support from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, is managed by Concern Worldwide and its partners, International Medical Corps and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, with technical support from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
NNPHL, now in its third year, is an innovative training and professional development initiative for humanitarian professionals, combining a rigorous curriculum of in-person leadership training, online learning and mentorship. By the end of this learning process, NNPHL participants will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to take on leadership responsibilities within a variety of humanitarian organizations.
NNPHL training programs are free-of-charge and open to mid-level professionals from non-governmental or community-based organizations who have experience in one or more humanitarian emergency situations. NNPHL prioritizes staff from local or national NGOs and CBOs who aspire to take on decision-making and management responsibilities in the humanitarian sector.

The NNPHL.3 call for applications for 2018 is seeking applicants from Asia. Only a limited number of applicants from other regions will be accepted for NNPHL.3; therefore, we recommend that applicants apply to the NNPHL program that corresponds to their workplace region.

Eligibility Requirements

All participants of NNPHL will meet a standard set of minimum requirements: 

  • Must have a demonstrated interest in pursuing leadership roles in the humanitarian sector
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write English with proficiency
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree or a comparable academic or professional qualification
  • Must be available to participate in the course (including the in-person training, distance learning and experiential learning highlighted above)
  • Must have the permission of your employer to participate in all aspects of the program
  • Must have reached a mid-level position in a non-governmental or community-based organization
  • Experience in at least one or more humanitarian emergency situations
  • Must aspire to take on leadership roles in and have a commitment to the humanitarian sector
  • Must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the date of the June in-person training course

Application Deadline
Please note that the application deadline is January 5, 2018.

To learn more about this exciting and challenging program, including how to apply, please visit the NNPHL website:<

How to Apply


In Brief

The National NGO Program on Humanitarian Leadership (NNPHL) is now accepting applications for the 2018 NNPHL.3 Leadership Training Course.

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