Training design for Country Director Development Programme, World Food Programme

2003; UK and Italy; World Food Programme

Itad, contracted by the World Food Programme (WFP),¬†designed a training package consisting of a facilitator’s guide, instructions for participants, a detailed fictional country context, and four exercises. The training covered four scenarios, based on actual emergency situations. These were set during the first few months of a deteriorating humanitarian situation, in which the country office needed to rapidly scale-up activities.

As part of the training of newly appointed Country Directors (CDs), the World Food Programme designed an 8-day Country Director Development Programme (CDDP) to focus on financial, procurement, human resource and logistical procedures. This was in response to recent audit reports highlighting weaknesses in the application of WFP processes by CDs. The CDDP includes two action-learning scenarios set in a fictional (low resourced) country, based on real cases as
recorded by OEDA and recent inspections.

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