Certification in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (CHSCM) v3
CHSCM v3 content has been updated to reflect recent changes in the way
aid is delivered by integrating new materials on Cash Transfer Programming
(CTP). The programme offers the opportunity to develop the very latest
knowledge and skills needed by modern humanitarian supply chain professionals.
Content updates were overseen by the Certification Advisory Group (CAG) to ensure the content of the program continues to reflect best practices and meet the needs of humanitarian actors.
Specific content updates include:
UNIT 1 – Supply Chain Management in the Humanitarian World
UNIT 2 – Planning for the In-Kind Supply Chain
UNIT 3 – Planning for Cash Transfer Programming
UNIT 4 – Implementation & Coordination
The reality-based case study, ‘SCILaid’’, has been overhauled to be more intuitive for users and graphics have been renovated, doubled in number and reorganized to reinforce the new navigation structure.
The layout is now similar to common websites, with navigation through standard drop-down menus and side bars. Drop down menus, across the top of the screen, can be used at any time to navigate directly to main pages from anywhere else in the Scenario. More detailed information can then be access from the menus on the side. And at any time, you know your location, through the “You are here:” feature.
Software / Systems Compatibility
Where formerly the SCILaid case study only ran on Internet Explorer, CHSCM v3 operates effectively on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera. In particular, Mac users, who have previously struggled with setting up SCILaid on their computers, will find the program now compatible.
Further, the case study now runs on a content management framework which supports dynamic updating and addition of content – facilitating future content updates.
The CHSCM v3 program, including the SCILaid case study, remains entirely self-contained. In other words, after the initial download of the program, students will only need periodic access to e-mail for correspondence with their coaches. This allows for students to continue studying from even the most remote field duty stations, where connectivity can be an issue.