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Inter-Agency Protection Capacity Training

ProCap training is aimed at junior to mid-level professionals. Through regular trainings, ProCap seeks to strengthen existing stand-by arrangements by increasing the number of qualified protection personnel available for short-term missions, enhance the protection capacity within NGO standby rosters, expand the linguistic and cultural diversity of roster members, and improve the quality of temporary protection personnel through additional and comprehensive training. The value of ProCap lies in enhancing protection work at field level by contributing to an inter-agency approach and protection competencies within partner agencies.


The objective of the training is to provide participants with a variety of skills which will allow for more effective protection deployments in the field, with a focus on analysis and strategy as well as attitudes and values which are transferable to the range of situations in which deployees may find themselves.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

- Demonstrate an understanding of protection and the dynamics of displacement which is operational and applicable at the field level during deployments.

- Articulate an inter-agency and collaborative approach to protection, including coordination mechanisms and bases for partnership.

- Plan and implement a participatory protection assessment, analysis, and strategy.

- Craft a protection advocacy plan and identify opportunities to advocate for protection.

- Identify his or her own strengths and prioritize areas for further development.


The six-day course is built on a variety of methodologies, stressing active learning through a range of small-group, role-play, presentation, team and individual activities. A minimal number of didactic sessions will present frameworks which will then be applied through exercises and a complex case study. The final day will include time for written presentation as well as self-assessment and individual interviews with facilitators to discuss individual strengths, weaknesses, and plans for skills development. Participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback to facilitators on each day’s sessions, highlighting areas for further clarification and development throughout the course. Evaluation of the entire programme will occur on the last day.

Trainings in 2017

-Amman, Jordan 5-10 February– training in English

-Nairobi, Kenya 7-12 May–training in English 

-Geneva, Switzerland 15-20 October– training in French 

Trainings in 2016

- Norway 10-15 April-training in English

- Dakar 8-13 May (in French, with focus on the Boko Haram crisis)

- Geneva 4-9 September-training in English


How to apply

The average number of participants is 24. The training is aimed at members of NGO standby rosters who are deployed to UN-protection mandated agencies. Invitations are sent from NRC to training focal points in the standby roster partners (NORCAP, DRC, Irish Aid, CANADEM, RedR and SDC), and OCHA, UNICEF, UNHCR, OHCHR, WFP and IOM. Standby roster partners and UN organisations each nominate two candidates per training.
For further questions, please contact NRC at