This resource is a menu of qualitative questions related to socio-behavioural factors and cholera. It seeks to facilitate the collection of quality data on community’s capacity, behaviours, practices and perceptions in relation to cholera prevention and management. It can be used by field teams and / or local research teams working in communities with cholera transmission and those at risk adhering to safety and protection protocols.
In this case study, the Rockefeller Foundation highlights how the collaborative approach driven by the Collective Service is attempting to strengthen community engagement in the health response to the Cholera outbreak in Malawi.
The SSHAP Fellowship is a tailored professional training programme exploring how to integrate social science into humanitarian and development responses. It brings together social scientists and humanitarian practitioners from around the world to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, drawing on expertise from within the SSHAP partnership between the Institute of Development Studies, Anthrologica, Gulu University, Le Groupe D’etudes Sur Les Conflits Et La Sécurité Humaine (GEC-SH), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Juba, CRCF Senegal, University of Ibadan and the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre.
The Fellowship will include:
- Weekly mentoring with a SSHAP expert
- Tailored professional training programme (including network mapping and communications skills)
- Opportunities to learn from peers and share experiences
- Forums to shape discourse and dialogue
- Support in developing an operational briefing to be published and promoted via SSHAP channels
To be eligible for the Fellowship you must:
- Be a national of and currently living in a lower- or middle-income country.
- Be either 1) a social scientist with research experience or 2) a public health or humanitarian response practitioner in a position to influence design and/or rollout of humanitarian activities.
Dates and duration
- 2 May 2023 – 24 July 2023 (approximately one day per week over 3 months)
- Each Fellow will receive an honorarium of £1,000.
- Complete the online application form.
- Closing date: 27 March 2023, 22:00 GMT
- Applicants will be informed of the result of their applications by email by the middle of April.
SSHAP is committed to embedding and supporting equality, diversity, and inclusion in our work and in all our activities. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, identities, orientations, and abilities.
New Information management for communication, community engagement and accountability to affected people
Principled and effective humanitarian action acknowledges that people and communities are the primary responders in a crisis and ensures that they drive decision-making. Information makes this possible.
This document provides guidance on how information management associated with communication, engagement and accountability activities supports humanitarian action.
The guidance is structured in two ways: first, it is organised around the key relevant stages of the Humanitarian Programme Cycles. Second, each stage is organised according to three pillars of collective CCE/AAP work: working collaboratively; sharing information with communities; and listening and responding to communities.
Each stage includes key information management objectives and related activities that may support their achievement, as well as prompting questions to help inform action, suggested key outputs and links to key tools and resources.
Community Engagement and Accountability resources for earthquake and tsunami response.