Curricular Unit:Code:
NGOs and Missions Strategic Management789GEGS
1MasterHumanitarian Action, Cooperation and Development6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
Based on previous knowledge, trained in terms of knowledge and understanding of concepts and theories, it is applied in practical cases and in case studies that report unfamiliar scenarios in an original, innovative way and in multidisciplinary contexts.
Through individual work, each student is asked to present an interpretation for a situation / management case (based on discussions with professionals, etc.), with which he will demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge, deal with complex issues, conceive solutions or judgments, including reflections on the ethical and social implications and responsibilities that result or condition these solutions and judgments.
Students will be encouraged to argue opinions and ideas.
Oriented towards the application of knowledge and individual reflection, the discipline constantly mobilizes the abilities of self-study and encourages the need for continuous learning.
UNIT 1. (1 ECTS)
Contextual framework for mission strategic management
Classifying disasters The disaster cycle Macro forces in an environment Managing disaster Working documents
UNIT 2. (2 ECTS)
1. Disaster preparedness
1.1. Form a Collaborative Planning Team Understand the Situation Determine Goals and Objectives Plan Development
1.2. Plan Preparation, Review, and Approval Plan Implementation and Maintenance
Establishing objectives SMART methodology
Decision matrix
2. Disaster response
2.1. Interventions time line Coordination Assessment and monitoring Negotiation
2.2. Main intervention areas Field operations
2.3. Security Human resources Information technology and telecommunications Supply and logistics Finance and administration Tools
UNIT 3. (3 ECTS)
3.1. Management of humanitarian organizations - challenges
3.2. Debate with professionals in the field
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Knowledge and understanding ability, focuses on the problematization of the complexity and volatility of the conditioning factors and humanitarian intervention environment and the need for their understanding to design development strategies and affirmation.
Application of knowledge and understanding, will be carried out by the analysis and adequacy of the set of techniques and tools for planning and implementation of humanitarian-
Judgment / decision making, reveals itself in the ability to understand and apply the issues and their issues and issues raised in the discussions with professionals in the area.
Communication will be carried out in the pedagogical moments of students' participation in the classroom and individual work tutorials.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
1. Lectures, to present theoretical and technical contents.
2. Participatory classes, with discussion of programmatic topics and problem solving.
3. Active classes, participation and contribution in debates with professionals.
4. Autonomous work: carrying out an individual practical work.
Element 1: theoretical-practical test related to the various technical subjects of the program (40% of the final evaluation).
Element 2: a practical exercise, discussion report with professionals - 1000 words (40% of the final evaluation).
Element 3: Student participation in sessions (20%)
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The theoretical-practical presentations by the teacher promote the acquisition of knowledge and comprehension capacity. The contributions of the students, made in groups or individually, promote the communication and application of knowledge and their understanding. The practical cases, promote the realization of judgment / decision making and the communication and application of knowledge and their understanding.
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CUNNINGHAM, A.J. (2018). International humanitarian NGOs and state relations : politics, principles and identity. New York : Routledge.
FINURAS, P. (1999). Gestão Internacional e Recursos Humanos. Lisboa: Silabo.
YAGCI SOKAT, K. et al. (2016). Capturing Real-Time Data in Disaster Response Logistics, Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management Volume 9 Number 1, pp. 23-54.
MENDES, J. (2008). Planeamento de projectos com recursos limitados, Porto : Edições Politema.
MIGUEL, A. (2006). Avaliação de Projectos, Lisboa : FCA.
PHILIPS, J. (2004). PMP : Project Management Professional : guia de estudo, Rio de Janeiro: Elsevier.
KERZNER, H. (2006). Gestão de projetos : as melhores práticas, Porto Alegre : Bookman.