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We at TARA International are always striving to ensure that what we teach is what you want and what you need.
 
We tailor training to suit your budget, time and needs.
 
We travel to you, or a location of your choice in most countries. In this way we work within your environment thus reducing the cost of external training facilities.
 
We work with groups numbering from 0 to 60.
 
Although the training is conducted in English we do have French and Spanish support to ensure the message is fully understood.
 
Our security training is based on the industry standard training modules developed by Interaction
 
We are pleased to announce the launch of a four x two hour session on Personal Security Webinair training program. 
In addition we have launched a two x 30 min security briefing video's.   Contact us for times and details etc.
 
 
 
 Personal Security   (for all aid workers)                                                                                                      2 Day

The aim of this 2 day course is to raise the awareness of the issues related to individual and team security.  
There are several aspects to security covered, from personal attitude and behavior to planning and information gathering.  
The course will enhance the ability of participants to perform their role safely and effectively where ever they are.  
The key objectives are to explain the importance of understanding individual roles in the security environment and 
describe measures to reduce personal and team vulnerability to a range of threats.
 Security Management   (for managers and security personnel)                                                                   3 Day

The aim of this 3 day workshop is to develop an agency strategy for security management.  The training is aimed at program, project and office managers who work in the field or are responsible for field programs.  It gives an overview of security issues and how to measure and reduce risk.  It helps managers develop effective Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) by carrying out appropriate area risk assessments.   
  Survival First Aid                                                                                                                                     2 Day
 
This is an intensive 2 day certified training course designed for staff working in remote area's.  
This training should be essential for all staff who travel internationally. 
 Project Management                                                                                                                                  3-5 Day 
 
Project management skills are essential for all program and project managers because complex tasks are projects. Project management skills are essential for any task where different outcomes are possible.  All projects require planning which includes organizing activities and resources to deliver a result. Projects come in all shapes and sizes, from the small and straight-forward to large and complex. Project management can be concerned with anything from basic small community water supply to complex agency growth and expansion.
 Logistics   (for logisticians and management staff)                                                                                   2 Day

This 2 day training is the minimum time which should be set aside to give a brief overview of the needs of a good logistician. The course will cover many of the tasks a logistician may expect to encounter in the field, and a broad base of information will be provided over the period.  This will be achieved via presentation sessions and talks/discussions from experienced staff.  Some of the issues will include :-  Understand the Logistic Management Cycle.  i.e. procurement, transport, storage and distribution, warehousing, key logistic documentation and vehicle management.   Understanding basic principals of financial management.   Understand the basic principals of contract and written agreements for staff, property and procurement. 

Specific logistics requirements associated with a medical program (cold chain)

 Humanitarian Fundamentals    (for all aid workers)                                                                                  2 - 3 Day

Many office volunteers and agency supporters, donors and potential employees have little understanding of the issues related to working within the humanitarian sector.  This 2 day course covers many of the subjects an aid worker would be required to know.  It gives a brief insight into issues like International Law, Culture awareness, Gender, Team working, Security and an overview how aid works, from donor to recipient. 

Needs Assessment      (for emergency response personnel)                                                                    3 Day

Making an affective assessment of the needs of aid recipients, displaced people and refugees etc. is often a very difficult job.  Most often the assessment teams are working under stressful conditions with the pressure to do something being greater that doing the right thing at the right time.  This training course helps develop a system of gathering meaningful information quickly and efficiently while still seeing the “big picture”.  The 3 day course is aimed at experienced aid workers who may be tasked with a needs assessment role, also desk officers and country managers who would need to understand how needs assessment works.

  SPHERE       (for all aid workers)                                                                                                                2 Day

The recent introduction of SPHERE standards has had a major impact on the humanitarian sector.   Our training introduction looks at “what is SPHERE”, where does it fit in the humanitarian charter, a brief history of the project.  We look at the 4 main sectors of SPHERE,    1, Water,  2. Food,  3. Shelter & 4, Health.   How do we work with minimum standards, what are the key indicators and guidelines on the use of SPHERE.  How do we assess the need in the field?  How do we manage a SPHERE based project and what to consider when developing project proposals. 
 Livestock Intervention      (for program planners and field staff)                                                         1 Day

With livestock being at the heart of most communities this 1 day seminar looks at the issues we need to be aware of when planning and developing a related program.  What are the needs of the community, who should manage this and what are the shortfalls?
 Humanitarian Accountability -                                                                                                               2 Days

What difference are we making? How do we know? The Good Enough Guide helps busy field workers to address these questions. It offers a set of basic guidelines on how to be accountable to local people and measure program impact in emergency situations.Its ‘good enough’ approach emphasizes simple and practical solutions and encourages the user to choose tools that are safe, quick, and easy to implement.

 Disaster Risk Reduction,                                                                                                                     2 Days

Today it is a proven fact that Natural Disasters can happen at any place irrespective of the developed status of a country. It can cause massive destruction to the lives and livelihoods of the population. It is experienced that the least developed countries are impacted more severely by natural disasters.  We look at and include the impacts of climate change on future disaster management.

Gender issues                                                                                                                                        1 Day

Relief efforts to assist “the community” will not assist women and men equally, or address the needs of its weaker or less vocal members, unless they are specifically designed to do so.  Gender relations are crucial dimension of all socio-economic systems, and the distinct roles and needs of women and of men, should be fully understood.