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This three-day course responds to a demand from the UN system and relevant partners to train staff who need to be deployed at short notice to volatile areas of the world and require comprehensive safety and security training.
To serve effectively in various duty stations, United Nations personnel need to be equipped to understand a Mission’s mandate and the rules of engagement required to serve in complex environments. In response to this need, the Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) developed the Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments (SSAFE) training programme.
The SSAFE training curriculum is based on UNDSS and UNSSC standard modules and combines theoretical lessons, demonstrations, group work, practical exercises and field simulations. It is delivered by SSAFE trainers who are UNDSS, and UNSSC certified and regularly run SSAFE courses at their duty stations.
The high-level training programme is designed to provide participants with a shared understanding of principles, guidelines and policies to enhance their security awareness by providing them with the knowledge and skills required to prevent and respond to the various security incidents that they might encounter.
This course combines theoretical lessons, demonstrations, group work, practical exercises and simulations. It is delivered by SSAFE-certified trainers who regularly run SSAFE courses in their duty stations.
A unique feature is the field-day exercise which simulates situations that staff may encounter while fulfilling their duties and missions. The field day is conducted with professional role players from the Italian Army.
The standard SSAFE learning curriculum consists of the following modules:
The field-day exercise is conducted with professional role players from the Italian Army and simulates real-life situations that staff may encounter while fulfilling their duties and missions. This simulation enhances the participant’s learning experiences by enabling them to learn how to face the risks and dangers that are likely to occur when working in volatile and unstable areas.
The course is open to personnel of the UN system and affiliated organizations in the field and at headquarters.
The course fee of $1,700. It covers course materials, training and facilitation services as well as participation in the field exercises. Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and meals.