Graduates of the NOHA Joint Master's Programme in International Humanitarian Action have the capacity to act at all levels of humanitarian relief operations and to function in a variety of ways to enhance the professional delivery of humanitarian assistance and sustainable actions. After the completion of the NOHA Joint Master's course, graduates will have acquired the following learning competencies:
VISION: GLOBAL AND COMPREHENSIVE VISION OF THE HUMANITARIAN WORLD
1. Capacity to develop global and comprehensive visions of conflict, disaster and related vulnerable situations, in terms of theoretical approaches, as well as the responses and their effects.
2. Capacity for critical thinking, conceptualising, analysing, assessing and judging complex humanitarian situations.
3. Ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity responding to new humanitarian challenges and paradigms with innovative approaches.
4. Capacity to identify and investigate new trends in humanitarian action and do applied research to create new knowledge and thinking, promoting new ideas, developments and solutions.
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: CAPACITY TO MANAGE HIGH IMPACT ORGANISATIONS AND COMPLEX HUMANITARIAN RESPONSES
5. Capacity to apply knowledge and understanding to manage humanitarian operations in complex and uncertain environments, including risk assessment.
6. Capacity to manage policies, strategies, and programmes according to humanitarian principles and values.
7. Capacity to understand and promote constructively global coordination of humanitarian efforts in a set of multiple and diverse actors on global, national and local level.
8. Capacity to make humanitarian action accountable to beneficiaries and other humanitarian stakeholders.
9. Excellent communications skills and ability to build and lead diverse teams, moving them to the highest collective performance.
PERSONAL INTEGRITY: CAPACITY FOR SELF-MANAGEMENT AND TO INSPIRE AND PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP
10. Knowledge of key international humanitarian principles and values and professional codes of conduct, and commitment to their implementation in practice.
11. Capacity to make informed and reasoned complex decisions and take action upon them.
12. Ability to deal with ethical and moral dilemmas and take responsibility for decisions on them.
13. Ability to cope with humanitarian crises on a personal level in relation to oneself and to those one is responsible for: being flexible, adaptable and dealing with stress.
14. Sensitivity to culture, gender and diversity in humanitarian action.